Sri Lanka’s ‘New Constitution’ to satisfy external parties while suppressing views of the majority
Posted on January 18th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge

 We need to put into context some key factors. When John Kerry openly admits to being proud of regime change in Sri Lanka, it is a clear indication that the January/August 2015 elections had all the hallmarks of foreign intervention. When UN Secretary General showers praises on the new government inspite of law & order visibly collapsing and the UNHRC is happy to wind up resolutions against Sri Lanka, it shows the US-India drafted resolutions were nothing but a farce. When every decision taken by the good governance government is laboriously trying to please those that funded their journey to power, it spells doom for all the ordinary people of Sri Lanka – Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims in toto. To seal our fate is a new constitution most likely being drafted elsewhere using a ploy to turn parliament into one assembly making it a piece of cake to pass when all but a handful of MPs are ready to say ‘yes’ so long as they can enjoy perks and power and sell the country to the Indians/West!

 Moreover when the PM says that he is not willing to work with the previous junta he is with one statement slashing the views of some 5.8million voters or 48% of the voters in Sri Lanka. This is a large segment of views to omit from a new constitution !

We seriously need to wonder in whose interest the new constitution is being drafted.

 A constitution without freedom of expression

Where is the freedom of expression today? Is there media freedom? Are the views against the constitution equally balanced? Why is the pro-constitution endorsements not balanced with those trying to caution the govt and the people against it? Who owns the media outlets, how are they politically linked to those in power and how far have these content analysis displayed a targeted attack on all those trying to educate the masses on the simple fact that the new constitution is not meant to satisfy Sinhalese, Muslims and least of all the Tamils? Why are these views being suppressed? Is there anything ‘independent’ happening in the country. Where are the people who were screaming for justice and order now? How far has the judiciary itself been made independent? Not a single person is even questioning on what grounds intelligence officers of the country can be arrested under the PTA!

 What is exactly at stake?

Apart from losing the sovereignty of the country, our leaders are foolish not to realize that they are selling off the nation to the very countries that had been attempting to destabilize it for centuries. They must next wonder what their role will be thereafter and whether any of their mistakes can ever be reversed. All those who want to change the constitution must first put down what in the present constitution needs changing so that only what needs to change can be discussed/debated publicly by all before changing the entire constitution.

 India comes top on the list having funded, trained and armed terrorism. India’s role as state sponsor of terrorism has never been investigated nor have India’s killings in Sri Lanka during the IPKF where 3000 Tamil women were raped and innocent Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims were killed. Moreover India were even training another militant force inside Sri Lanka.

 If India was able to change Sri Lanka’s constitution in 1987 after the Indo-Lanka Accord it makes the new constitution a walk in the park. Not a single government dared to revoke or dilute the powers of the provincial council system India introduced through the 13th amendment. Thereafter, India has been penetrating into every area of Sri Lanka – economically, politically, socially and with each year expanded its might. India has in its pockets the leaders of most politically parties in Sri Lanka of all the ethnic communities and are able to pull their strings whenever India wishes. These leaders are ready to dance to any tune India plays. The constitution changed according to how India wishes will be the icing on the cake and no different to how India has managed to influence and control fellow neighbours of India through tactics that puts to shame India’s expectation as a regional partner turning India into a regional bully and misfit amongst the Asian nations.

 Then we have the West and its predatory bag of goodies promising ‘democracy, human rights and freedom’. Democracy was promised to both Iraq and Libya now both nations are in a state of ruin and the West has taken over their oil and have managed to use Wahhabi Islam to get Muslims to kill Muslims while the West secures the Middle East and the same is being done in Africa. With the focus now on Asia, India has been co-opted to do the dirty work on behalf of the West, the Hindus obviously clueless about being used to destroy fellow Asian neighbours riding on a silly promise of a permanent seat in the UN Security Council.

 In the meanwhile the man who has funded many of America’s coloured revolutions using his organizations and local staff is given VVIP welcome alongside the international war criminal Blair who is not even welcome by the British Foreign Office! Now every day some foreign official or the other is arriving including those who had close links to the LTTE. If they are not interfering in our internal affairs why are they coming so frequently and why are they issuing statements on Sri Lanka. Britain says it is not interfering in the internal affairs but is trying to restructure our military. With the Sri Lankan Army being the only army to get rid of terrorists militarily if anyone should be doing the training it is the Sri Lankan Forces!

 It is players involved in the constitution making that has most Sri Lankans now worried which has had the PM jump to defend by claiming that Buddhism and the Unitary status will not change. However, at this juncture while we are battling to save Buddhism the Orthodox Christian Church is fighting to survive the Vatican onslaughts! Syria was once part of the Orthodox Christian Byzantine Empire. Somehow all these manoeuvres have some distinct historical unfulfilled goal to them. While we are told what language to use and not use Cameron is telling Muslim women in UK that they must learn English to integrate. When the majority of people in Sri Lanka speak Sinhalese shouldn’t the rest of the populace learn Sinhala first?

 Nepal’s new constitution also involving the same meddlesome nations took nearly a decade to come into reality. Sri Lanka’s constitution is attempting to make the Guinness book of records by rushing it through as if running for a marathon. What is the hurry? The Sri Lankan people did not ask for it. So who exactly want it to be adopted and why? These are the burning questions that must be asked and answered. The President is likely to find out later than sooner that his presidential powers are to be clipped and handed over to his present PM who will become Executive PM with the same and more Presidential powers. If we know the players drafting the constitution it is most likely that the real version will not be seen by any of us no different to ceasefire agreement signed in 2002 the original version of which no one has seen yet.

 What the public of this country needs to now be alert to is the fact that our country’s constitution is being changed to create a new one that would give free hold to external forces to control and administer all of us as if we are their slaves and the present lot of betrayers most probably will be given their pocketful’s for the service rendered. Having neutralized all the protective layers of the country – the armed forces, the police, the honest public servants and introducing trade agreements that would facilitate the take over by external forces of our land and territory all of us will lose our sovereignty. It is now making sense the calls for IDPs (who did not even own land) to be given land in areas where the Indians/West are eyeing to create their hubs so that they can buy over these lands from the IDPs for tuppence on a 99 year lease.

 If our leaders are literate enough to read and the media is free and independent enough to highlight these dangers we are walking into the damage can be averted. However, with all sane comments omitted from public domain except personal circulation it is a one-horse race for the drafters of the new constitution.

11 Responses to “Sri Lanka’s ‘New Constitution’ to satisfy external parties while suppressing views of the majority”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    IF PM Run-nil is removed by devine, human or natural intervention SL is SAVED.

    In a country of 500,000 war heroes (working, former and deserted) why can’t be at least ONE to save the country from Run-nil’s evil plans?

  2. Dilrook Says:

    The proposed constitution is an Apartheid Constitution.

    It is against the interests of Sinhala natives just like the South African old Apartheid Constitution. South Africa was helped by USA, UK and the west to carryout its anti-native policies much like what they do in Sri Lanka. Tamils brought to South Africa were used to prop up the Apartheid constitution and when changes happened, Tamils were once again used as go-betweens. It is the same case in Sri Lanka.

    The other Tamil connection is Mauritius. Mauritius claims US-UK occupied Diego Garcia islands. In return USA-UK claims territory from Tamil majority north-east of Sri Lanka after it is granted regional autonomy. In doing so, western powers pander into the global Tamil network working together to achieve their goals.

  3. Dham Says:

    “When John Kerry openly admits to being proud of regime change in Sri Lanka, it is a clear indication that the January/August 2015 elections had all the hallmarks of foreign intervention.”

    -If John Kerry is proud of regime change and we trust his words, what do we believe ?

    . this statement implies we beleive John Kerry has instructed MR to have immediate elections and MR obliged.

    . this statement implies we beleive John Kerry was able to conduct opinion polls which gives him 100% confidence that MR would be defeted but MR himeslf, with all his powers, was incompetent to check this out before calling elections.

    In this case we cannot entrust MR ever again with any duty.
    Those who don’t agree will obviously cannot agree with the statement.

    I don’t agree with this statement. This is not USA’s work. There could have been many parties involved.
    USA and India have different interests.

    Indian interests are much mre dangerous than USA’s interests.

    It is completely foolish to put India, USA , China , Russia or the West in combined groups and aglign with one group and oppse the other. Please don’t do this. We want our country back. We should consider every country seperately and not trust any one country.

    We should only trust a true leader who declare India is our enemy , not the brother, not the firend – which is the TRUTH

    We have a bunch of politicians ready to sacrifice the country or simply sell off to any foreiegn power to save them.

  4. Christie Says:

    It is Indian Empire mates. That is the only external power and any one else is dependent on the Empire. In the US it is the Indian vermin and as a group they will beat the Jews soon. The same could be said of most of other European countries.

    This startedd in 1951 with Indian and Indian colonial parasites backing and forming the SLFP. Remember Nehrus were personal friends of the Banda’s family. Banda’s family friend were rich Indian colonial parasites in the island.. The same applied to most of the Socialist oriented career politicians then and now. Just ask any servant of these politicians who visits them.

  5. SA Kumar Says:

    why can’t be at least ONE to save the country – USA-Ananda hope you are reading your mate comment !!!

  6. Fran Diaz Says:

    Even having the Elections two years later after MR finished his term, the same result would have happened ! The powers that be wanted MR out as he was not ‘wggable’ enough !

    It seems MR is the only leader, so far, who wants to keep the Nation whole, as proven by war with the LTTE. The US helped train the Lanka Army to go to war with the LTTE. Is there more repayment due for help received ?

    Trinco, Tea (Upcountry) & Mannar area gas & oil are resources in the upper parts of Lanka.

    Why are Tamil ‘Refugees’ from Tamil Nadu camps being brought back to Lanka very quietly, if not to pad up numbers in the North. To what purpose ?
    There is a new Bishop of Mannar too.

  7. Fran Diaz Says:

    Read as ‘waggable’ …

  8. Nanda Says:

    “Even having the Elections two years later after MR finished his term, the same result would have happened ! ”

    -Yes. Of course unless he changed his ways and worked for the Sinhala Buddhist as the people in this forum claims ( Note that he himself never claims this even now , to be fair to him).

  9. Fran Diaz Says:


    Any President of Lanka cannot work for the Sinhala people only. Same for MR or any others. The Forum members do not say ‘look after the Sinhala people only’ – I have not seen anyone say that.

    What we say is that all leaders of Lanka must get together and prevent division of the country. Division of the country will happen if more and more Tamil folk enter Lanka. Leaders of Lanka must SECURE the country from Tamil Dalit people invading Lanka (Ranil’s proposed Chunnel). This is for leaders of Lanka to do, not MR alone.

    Today, an unfair War Crimes charge hangs over the MR govt and the Armed Forces of Lanka. We think this is an unfair charge and a trumped up charge to disable a group of people loyal to Lanka & her People.

    Tamil Dalit folk want to flee Tamil Nadu in millions (over 15 Million Tamil Dalit folk). This is because (as I stated many times earlier) of atrocities against Tamil Dalits (UNHRC deaf & dumb on this !), and Lanka has laid a welcome mat for Tamils of TN with the Tamil language in place, birth certificates free of Caste (#1 reason to enter Lanka), free education and health care, jobs, etc. I hear that the UN is now paying $75 per “Refugee” Camp Tamil person to come into Lanka. Other pluses are there too …. This has been arranged by the Yahap govt.


    A number of ‘red herring’ programs are taking place to distract the masses (like the flying ladies underwear issue) from the real issue of dividing Lanka via the New Constitution (which is not really required). Only the removal of the illegal 13-A is required from the existing Constitution, as well as activating the 6-A.
    A new Amendment to remove the Tamil Language as a Nation Language must be added on.

  10. Lorenzo Says:

    After winning the war MR DID neglect Singhala people. That is why he LOST. Everyone knows that.

    But there is no point in bashing the old man now. He is GONE and will NEVER come back again. His sons CANNOT come back. His brothers cannot come back. His relatives cannot come back.

    ONLY GR can make a comeback.

    For all other family members it is all over. So lets not blame MR now.

    But the LESSON learned must remain – IF you neglect Singhala people as MR did after 2009 you LOSE. Maru Sira is doing the same mistake.

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    Those who say that MR neglected the Sinhala people must itemize the neglect and show us where the neglect lay. The west did not help after the war. MR was USED to get rid of the LTTE, but the west did not help after the war. The USA helped train the Lanka Army. MR govt was accused of War Crimes and various countries imposed embargoes e.g. Garments, fish industry etc.

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