Constitutional reforms: Rajarata Medical Faculty dons make proposals
Posted on February 22nd, 2016

Courtesy The Island

A group, comprising senior staff members of the Rajarata University Faculty of Medicine, has handed over a 14 proposals to the Committee on Constitutional Reforms at Anuradhpura district secretariat. Under the proposal number 13 they have requested a two-thirds majority of Parliament and a two-thirds majority at a referendum for governments to enter into agreements which are considered injurious to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, unitary character, territorial integrity, and national security. This is the first time such a request has been forwarded to the committee. Prof Sisira Siribaddana, Prof Suneth Agampodi, Senior lecturer Dr. Channa Jayasumana, Senior lecturer Dr. Asantha Jayawadena, Consultant physician Prasanna Weerawansa, Consultant physician Senaka Pilapitiya, Consultant surgeon Sujeewa Thalgaspitiya were among signatories to this 14 point document.

Proposals are as follow,

1. Sri Lanka should remain a unitary state. Supporting, advocating, or encouraging the establishment of a separate state or a federal state should be prohibited by law.

2. The National Flag or the National Anthem should not be changed.

3. Article 9 of the present Constitution, which ensures that Buddhism be given the foremost place and also guarantees that it is the duty of the state to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana, should be included in the Constitution of Sri Lanka without any amendments

4. Since both Sinhala and Tamil languages have been recognized as official languages of the state, every citizen shall have the right to transact all business with the Government and the Judiciary in Sinhala or Tamil.

5. The Supremacy of Parliament should be safeguarded. There should be no restrictions or impediments placed on the legislative power of the People, when Parliament exercises such power. If there are any other institutions carrying out any legislative powers, such power should be exercised by them subject to the powers of Parliament. Parliament shall have the right to repeal or amend any legislation in the same manner as the Parliament may amend or repeal its legislation.

6. While Executive power of the People (including Defence) shall be vested with the President and/or the Cabinet as the case may be, any executive powers so exercised by anyone else or by any other institution, should be subject to the directions of the Government of Sri Lanka.

7. No Foreign Government or Foreign Institution should be allowed to exercise judicial power or to interfere in our Judiciary. Provisions should be included in the Constitution guaranteeing the same. There should be no special court or establish any other Constitutional Court above the Supreme Court.

8. No Political or Administrative Unit, based on Race, Religion, or Language should be established within Sri Lanka in as much as amalgamation of Provinces in such a manner is not conducive to peaceful co-existence of communities. The existing provisions provided for amalgamation of provinces should be removed from the Constitution. The boundaries of the territory of Sri Lanka or physically annexing Sri Lanka with a neighboring country should not be done for the reason that it is prejudicial to the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka.

9. The office of President, Minister, Member of Parliament, including any office in the Executive, Legislature, or the Judiciary, should be held only by a citizen of Sri Lanka who is not a citizen of any other country. Every such holder of office should be required to take the oath set out in the 7th Schedule to the present Constitution mutatis mutandis to prohibit the promotion or the establishment of a Federal State.

10. All appointments to high posts in Ministries, Departments, Commissions, Judiciary, or in any other institution should only be made on the recommendation of the Constitutional Council or similar institution created by law, consisting of nominees of recognized political parties proportionately represented therein. All nominations made to such Constitutional Council or institution should be approved by a majority of the Members of Parliament. The President shall not make any appointment to any high post recommended by the Constitutional Council or institution, unless the same is approved by a majority of Members of Parliament.

11. Police powers and powers relating to law and order of the Republic of Sri Lanka shall not be alienated to any provincial or regional organ. The Sri Lanka Police Force shall be under the Command and Control of the Inspector- General of Police of Sri Lanka who shall be the head of the Sri Lanka Police.

12. All State Land shall be vested in the Republic of Sri Lanka. Utilization, Administration, and distribution of State Land, shall only be done by the Government of Sri Lanka in accordance with the laws made by Parliament.

13. Entering into of all agreements which are injurious or which has a prejudicial effect on Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, unitary character, territorial integrity, and national security shall be prohibited, and any such agreement in relation to sovereignty, unitary character, territorial integrity, and national security of Sri Lanka shall only be valid upon approval of the two third majority of Parliament and a two third majority at a referendum.

14. Remittance of funds to any Governmental or Non-Governmental institution in Sri Lanka, except through the Government of Sri Lanka made in accordance with the laws of the country, shall be prohibited. Provisions to this effect should be included in the Constitution.

 

54 Responses to “Constitutional reforms: Rajarata Medical Faculty dons make proposals”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    As always happened, ONLY Tamils’ proposals will become recommendations.

    SL is run by Endia. First SL has to be INDEPENDENT FROM ENDIA.

  2. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    THERE SHOULD BE TWO MORE PROPOSAL TO BE ADDED.

    15. THERE SHOULD BE NO COMPULSION FOR ANY SRI LANKAN TO LEARN TAMIL OR SINHALESE. CHILDREN IN SINHALESE SCHOOLS SHOULD NOT BE COMPELLED TO LEARN TAMIL, AND TAMIL CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE FORCED TO LEARN SINHALESE.

    16. SINHALESE GOVERNMENT SERVANTS DO NOT AND SHOULD NOT BE COMPELLED TO LEARN TAMIL, IN ORDER TO GET PROMOTIONS.

    Learning of Sinhalese or Tamil should be completely left to the Individual to decide on their own.

    I remember MR forcing Sinhalese children to learn Tamil as Compulsory, and Not Tamil children to learn Sinhalese as compulsory. This situation should be revoked, in favour of the Sinhalese Children.

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    Susantha,

    Where did you see written that ‘MR forcing Sinhalese children to learn Tamil as Compulsory, and not Tamil children to learn Sinhalese as compulsory’. This is interesting and news to us.
    I know that MR learnt some spoken Tamil.
    We also know that MR has stated that the National Anthem ought be sung in Sinhala. He said on one occasion that Mrs Bandaranaike had walked out of an event because the National Anthem was sung in Tamil.
    I saw a short article about 2 yrs ago (not sure of date) in one of the newspapers of MR’s Private Secy, Lalith Weeratunge, stating that all (rural folk) knowing Tamil would enable people to speak to one another. I do not know what prompted him to make such a statement.
    Please do correct me if I am wrong in my statements.

    ——-

    I do not agree with (#4) of the Suggestions.
    All citizens of Lanka should at least be able to speak a little Sinhala.

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    FRAN !!! HOW LONG IS MR OUT OF HIS SEAT. ?

    I remember very well that he compelled Sinhala Children to learn Tamil in School, as a subject. I was really mad then. He also told that Sinhalese Government Officers have to pass a test in Tamil for their PROMOTIONS.

    I cannot remember that he said the same for Tamil Children. Check with the Department of Education and enlighten yourself.

    Fran, you seem to be out on news always, and you are asking for periods and dates. My house is not an Archive. My brain is not a Computer.

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    Susantha !

    Alll you say here is news to me !
    No harrassment intended here – believe me, and I am sorry you feel so. But when you make a serious statement, it is expected of us to quote the source of our information when requesed (journalistic etiquette and morals, even for the likes of us).

    Let us drop the topic.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    SW is right.

    After LLRC report MR made it compulsory for all Singhala government workers to learn Tamilian and for Tamilian government workers to learn Singhala. However, MOST Tamil majority areas are TAMIL ONLY, there is NO need for them to learn Singhala!!

    See the trick. Like the story of the FOX AND THE CRANE. Soup is served to both in equal volume. Equal. Very fair. But on a FLAT PLATE. The fox can drink it the crane cannot!!

    MR also increased teaching Tamil in Singhala schools and Singhala in Tamil schools. BUT….. there are NO Singhala medium classes in Tamil schools. So Tamils stopped learning Singhala.

    1. If you watched MR’s 2016 THAI PONGAL message, it is in TAMIL ONLY.
    2. If you watch MR’s 2007 UN assembly talk, it is in TAMIL ONLY.
    3. If you watch MR’s 2010 election speech in VAVUNIYA, he spoke mainly in Tamil amidst hooting by the people. He gets angry and tells people to listen to Tamil. UPFA LOST all seats in Vanni in 2010!!! Bathurdeen Mohommad is from Muslim League though contested from UPFA.
    4. MR was the ONLY main candidate at the 2015 election to speak in Tamil. He LOST the election and LOST 90% of Tamil votes!!

    Fran keeps justifying MR’s ERRORS. When election results come she blames the voters and cheating!! As long as MR continues his ERRORS, voters will vote for the other party.

    But MR has ADMITTED to his BRAINLESS action when in power. He says now he has BRAIN but no power. GOOD MAN. We need HONEST people like him who ACCEPT AND CORRECT his wrongs.

  7. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    FRAN !! ETHICS APART, YOU ARE TALKING OF MRs TIME. SO LONG AGO. I REMEMBER MR SAYING THAT TAMIL SHOULD BE TAUGHT AS A SUBJECT TO SINHALESE CHILDREN. DONT PUT JOURNALISTIC ETIQUETTE BLANKET ON ME. IAM NOT A JOURNALIST. YOU SEEM TO BE QUESTIONING MY MORALS, ON ISSUES THAT YOU ARE TOTALLY IGNORANT OF. I SEE YOU TALKING THROUGH **MORALS**….IGNORAMUS.

    THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS THAT ARE NEWS TO YOU, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT WELL READ.

    I REMEMBER, EVEN THE DANNO BUDUNGE INCIDENT, YOU WERE TOTALLY IGNORANT OF WHAT WAS NEWS IN ADA DERANA, SINHALESE NEWS. THAT SANKA SAID, ** MARA LATHONI DENA BALLIYEK VAGEY. NOW IN AMARASARA THEY ARE CHANGING THE TERMINOLOGY LIKE CHANGING SHIRTS. NOW THEY ARE TAKING REVENGE BY SHOWING A PICTURE OF SANKA AS IF HE NEEDS A SHIT, AND KISHANI WITH THE MOUTH OPEN. THATS HOW MEDIA HAS MORALS OF THE KIND YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. DROP THE TOPIC IF YOU SO WISH.

  8. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Appeasement was expected from Sinhala Leaders after the war – small countries get bullied ! A good hearted President made the mistake of appeasing non accepting Tamils of Dalit origin.

    Question first the Tamil Leaders about their perfidious actions first mainly through the Vadukoddai Resolution 1976.

    Anyway, drop the topics.

    If Lankans want to split their country through Language and commit suicide, it is their prerogative.

  9. Fran Diaz Says:

    Wow ! Susantha, take it easy.

    We are trying to solve problems here, not make it worse.
    I am not responsible for what is happening in Lanka. Poor Sinhala Buddhists, they are lost due to bullying of their good Leaders by large and powerful countries. Either they get bullied or they are converted, bought or threatened to comply. What a shame !

    Yes, let us drop the topics. Nothing more to say.

  10. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    FRAN !! OH ! NOW I SEE CHANGE OF HEART AND CHANGE OF TUNE. TAMILIAN ?? OR CHAMELEON ???

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    To the best of my knowledge on the matter, Lorenzo has presented the facts correctly.

    However, MR did NOT force children to learn Tamil as compulsory, as SG says. That was what I was asking about.

  12. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    FRAN !! YOU DONT SEEM TO HAVE STRENGTH OF CHARACTER, TO SAY SORRY, YOU ERRED. THE MORE YOU TRY TO WRIGGLE OUT OF YOUR SLIP OF CHALLENGING ME, THROUGH IGNORANCE, AND INSINUATING ABOUT MY MORALS, I TAKE THAT AS A CHALLENGE TO MY KNOWLEDGE, AND OF ETIQUETTE. SORRY TO SAY, MY OFFENCE WILL BE FORMIDABLE.

    TALKING OF ETIQUETTE, IF I DID NOT KNOW WHAT IT MEANS, I COULD NOT HAVE SAT AT WITH WORLDS AMBASSADORS AND THEIR WIVES AT THEIR LUNCH TABLE AT THE PUTTALAM REST HOUSE , ABOUT AMONG A HUNDRED OF THEM, ME BEING THE ONLY SRILANKAN, SEATED BETWEEN THE SINGAPOREAN AMBASSADOR, BIN MOHAMMED AND HIS WIFE. I REPEAT, I WAS THE ONLY SRILANKAN AT THE TABLE.. FROM THERE WE WERE GOING TO ANURADHAPURA , FOR INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS.

    NOW, I DO HOPE THAT YOU WOULD GUAGE THE STANDADRD OF MY ETQUETTE, TO DINE WITH WORLDS AMBASSADORS AND THEIR WIVES, BEING THE ONLY SRILANKA, AT THE TABLE, ON AN INDEPENDENCE DAY IN THE EIGHTIES,.
    ,
    SEE HOW YOU ARE CHANGING TERMINOLOGY WITH EVERY COMMENT.

  13. Cerberus Says:

    At no point did Mahinda Rajapaksa force children to learn Tamil or Sinhalese for that matter.

    As far as I can see Tamils are a minority in a country of Sinhala majority. I see no reason to have Tamil either as a National language or an Official language. Tamils are all over the world in so many other countries. Does any other country offer Tamil as an official or national language? Not even the states adjoining Tamil Nadu offer Tamil as an official language. If Tamils want to work and live using Tamil as their language then go to Tamil Nadu. The Sinhalese have no other place to go while the Tamils can move 12 miles north and go to their homeland Tamil Nadu. I do not agree therefore with the point 4 of the note above.

    If we are to have a united country we must eliminate the Tamil language both official and national and have only Sinhalese and English as languages. It is high time we stopped appeasing Tamils and started looking at our own interests. Since Independence Tamils have been trying to create a Dravidasthan in Sri Lanka and even now our people and leaders are asleep. They are so self righteous that they cannot see the danger we are facing. Malaysia on the contrary right at the outset in 1948 declared the indigenous Malays as Bhumiputra so that their rightful place in the country was assured. In fact after independence all the colonized countries under British shipped back all the indentured Tamil dalits who had been imported in to their countries by the British except the Sinhalese. It was only Srimavo was the only one who tried and then India abrogated the pact after a few thousand were shipped back. The only way Sri Lanka survive against India is by dropping the Tamil language and Militarizing and developing a standing army of about 3 million like Switzerland. See article http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/08/03/slow-strangulation-of-sri-lanka-and-the-sinhalese/comment-page-2/

    Our leaders on the other hand are permanently apologizing to minorities and trying to appease them. Appeasement has never worked and will never work. We need to find ways to avert the creeping Tamilization of the country and take over by India which is now getting accelerated under the present set of idiots in power who are trying to give a Federal State.

  14. Dham Says:

    I agree with both Susantha and Lorenzo’s stands. Fran has a big mental attachment to a person.

    Fran’s stand is “more than MR need’s Sinhalaya, Sinhlalaya needs MR”. Am I right , Fran ?

    Sinhalaya does not need MR.
    Sinhalaya needs a fearless, shrewd ( not Katta) , honest ( not 100%), real nationalist ( not pretending to be) leader. That is unfortunately not MR.

    In addition to Lorenzo’s list, in mid 2015 MR, promised implementation of LLRC recommendations in 1 year. This means( copying from the LLRC report) ,
    ” The learning of each others’ languages should be made a compulsory part of the school curriculum.”

    How is Fran going to explain this with Fran’s “No official Tamil Language ” policy ?

    If you read LLRC, it is biased against Sinhalese, Buddhists, Truth and Fairness. It is like a chemical weapon given to our enemies. These are MR’s policies, actually, since he was the sole decision maker that time.

    Therefore if you give him a free hand to do whatever he wants , he will be a dictator and ruin the whole Sri Lanka in 1 year beyond repair !

  15. Dham Says:

    Nevertheless, I admit we have not found anyone better, unfortunately . Therefore we should “use him” to benefit the country!

  16. Lorenzo Says:

    “more than MR need’s Sinhalaya, Sinhlalaya needs MR”.

    A VERY WRONG attitude. I think BUDDHISTS should reject this attitude with CONTEMPT.

    “Sinhalaya does not need MR.”

    But MR needs Singhalese to get reelected, to elect his son to parliament, to protect him and family from UNHRC, FCID, etc.

    HAD MR not replaced the LTTE with LLRC his family will be president for life. LTTE = LLRC.

    IF I were MR, when the war crimes thing came up I would NOT give into anything, NO LLRC, NO vigneswaran, NO POPE, NO CHOGM and say I’m RESPONSIBLE for everything that happened and army officers were FORCED by me to do everything they did. So leave them ALONE. Hang me if you want to. You want to get to my soldiers? Over my dead body. They died for me, I die for them.

    Had he done that people would WORSHIP him and his sons will rule SL for 50 years.

  17. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    You are wrong again. SW has an elephantine memory!

    “The learning of each others’ languages should be made a compulsory part of the school curriculum.”

    LLRC report which was promised to be implemented within 1 year by MR.

    LTTE = LLRC.

  18. LANKAPUTHRA Says:

    No one wants to talk about Mangala Samraweera Bank rolling his loot since becoming a minister? It is with Mrs. Thacher’s Banks in Cayman Islands. That is why he is talking about Billions and not Millions. Lorenzo, you and Fran, may be getting Kappan from Mangala. I am not accusing but guessing.

  19. Fran Diaz Says:

    The LLRC made RECOMMENDATIONS, NOT LAWS !

    These RECOMMENDATIONS were not implemented.
    MR did not personally make these RECOMMENDATIONS. It was done by a Commission of Inquiry after 11 months intense work talking to the People, both from the North & the South.

    MR followed the Law of the Land in all events, including the case on Shirani Bandaranayake.

    See below an extract from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs :

    The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission( LLRC) Concludes its work- The Final Report will be handed over to the President on 20 November 2011 :

    The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) officially concludes its work on 15 November, 2011. The Presidential Secretariat has advised the Chairman and the Commission that the final Report be handed over to His Excellency the President on 20th November at the President’s Office.

    The LLRC was appointed by His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 15 May 2010. The Commission held 57 public sessions and undertook 12 field visits at over 40 locations to talk to the people in the North and East and in other affected areas of the country. In response to its public notices, over a thousand people appeared before the Commission to make representations and the Commission additionally received and analyzed over 5100 written submissions. This public interaction activity in Colombo and throughout the country lasted nearly 11 months. The Commission also held unscheduled meetings with the general public especially in areas affected by conflict and in IDP settlements. The Commission revisited certain areas in the North and East in order to further clarify issues, verify information and formulate recommendations.

    The Commission submitted its Interim Recommendations to the President covering issues relating to detainees, law and order, land, Illegal armed groups, and language in September 2010.

    The Commission examined the progression of the conflict that afflicted Sri Lanka as well as looked ahead towards an era of healing and peace building in the country. It endeavoured to analyse submissions as well as other published reports, both local and international, relevant to its mandate in order to draw lessons, and make recommendations based on an analysis of the course of the conflict and its causes with a view to redressing grievances while taking the country forward to an era of reconcilitation and peace building.

    The Commission was gratified that its work was facilitated by a significant cross-section of the citizenry of Sri Lanka who appreciated the Commission’ outreach work. The Commission’s analysis and recommendations are anchored on the ideas , opinions and observations made by those thousands who came before it to either make oral presentations or written submissions. The Commission facilitated this process of community consultation by holding public sittings particulary in the affected rural areas of the Country. Public sittings were held in the Districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vauniya, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara, Moneragala, Anuradhapura, Kandy, Galle and Matara, and in Colombo.

    Representations were heard or received from a broad spectrum of people and organizations, the general public, the academia, professionals, business leaders, defence officials, detained LTTE cadres, clergy and religious dignitaries, administrative officers, politicians, inter-faith groups, persons who had experienced the conflict first- hand, ex-LTTE members, former members of other armed groups, Citizens Committee representatives, NGO representatives, Sri Lankan expatriates and persons who have been generally affected by the conflict .

    The Commission sought to ensure that the public sessions or written submissions were made in the language of choice of the respective persons. The oral submissions were simultaneously translated into a link language. Any person had the choice of making an oral submissions in public or in-camera. If any person had a concern about appearing in person before the Commission, he or she had the liberty to hand- over a written submission in person or send via post or through a third party. Fundamental to the Commission’s work methods were the principles of transparency, objectivity and impartiality. Accordingly all transcripts of the Commission’s deliberations at public sittings were published on the LLRC Web site .

    The Commission’s recommendations focus on a broad range of issues vital for building post conflict reconciliation, stability and socio economic development. The Commission is confident that its recommendations would constitute a framework for action by all stakeholders, including the Government, political parties , and all communities. This framework would go a long way towards constructing a platform for consolidating post conflict peace and security as well as amity and cooperation within and between the diverse communities in Sri Lanka. The Commission believes that the Government, as well as all political parties and leaders must manifest political will and sincerity of purpose to take necessary actions to ensure implementation of the recommendations. The Commission makes an earnest appeal to all parties concerned, in particular to the Government to make all efforts to that end through consensual approaches..

    The Commission wishes to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped in various ways to ease the burden of its complex and difficult mandate and to make its work a rewarding experience. The success of the Commission’s work will of course depend on the extent to which its recommendations are implemented, especially in the context of the tardy track record of successive Governments in that regard. The Commission wishes especially to thank all those persons and organizations who made a proactive choice to make presentations or sent written submissions, and the Media for its assistance in taking the message across, which motivated more people to come before the Commission.

    Lakshman Wickramasinghe

    Media Consultant- LLRC

    ——–

    In any case, I do not wish to pursue this topic any more.
    There is a shameless effort to down those who served the Nation, which we find distasteful.

    Random Questions to ask:

    * Why did an Army solider kill himself recently, on the 20th of Feb 2016 ?
    * Who ensured the death of Upali Wijewardene (supposed to be a plane crash).

    You guys follow your choice, and the rest of us shall go in search of Truth, however long it takes.

  20. Vis8 Says:

    Great move by the Dons. A national referendum is needed before the bankrupt yahapalanaya gives into the west’s demands. Keep up the good work, and let’s get together to stop this foolish govt.

  21. SA Kumar Says:

    Had he done that people would WORSHIP him and his sons will rule SL for 50 years.- People like you & me do but not Great Hon MR (even thuogh he killed my Thesiya Thalaivar VP that is different matter) who liberated 297,000 his own Sakodaraya !!!

    MR need’s Sinhalaya, Sinhlalaya needs MR”.-Fully agreed
    Sinhalaya does not need MR- wrong with out MR sooner Buddist Sinhala disappear in Mother Lanka.

  22. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    FRAN !!! I DONT SEE ANYBODY JOINING YOU, FOR YOU TO SAY **THE REST OF US SHALL GO IN SEARCH OF TRUTH** YOU ARE ON THE WRONG ROAD ANYWAY. PLEASE ASK FOR CORRECT DIRECTIONS. IT LOOKS LIKE, DECEPTION IS YOUR FORTE. YOU DIGRESS FROM THE SUBJECT, AND DRAW A RED HERRING ACROSS THE TRAIL. SICKENING.

  23. Fran Diaz Says:

    Susantha,

    I will not address your writings here as your way of addressing issues here is off balance.
    It does not matter to me what others in this section of the Forum does. Millions are with our way of thinking.

    Truth is what sustains Life. We have to go in quest of the Truth of matters in all things.

  24. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    FRAN !! ALLES GUTE.

  25. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    “The LLRC made RECOMMENDATIONS, NOT LAWS !”

    CORRECT.

    But then why did MR promise to implement LLRC recommendations within 1 year??? WITHOUT the approval by the PEOPLE or the parliament?

  26. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Ask MR why. He knows best why he did what he did.

  27. Dham Says:

    Fran,
    “The LLRC made RECOMMENDATIONS, NOT LAWS !”

    Exactly ! But now the new requirements from our enemy has become
    “Please implement all LLRC recommendations as soon as possible”

    They are not asking for
    1. Separate State
    2. Full implementation of 13A
    3. to address Tamil grievances
    etc.

    They are asking for implementation of LLRC and UPFA obliged and promised to do it and gave a time frame as well ( even Ranil did not give a Time Frame but said he will shoot Endian Tamils if the cross illegally).

    Now the LLRC his haunting us. It is the new bar which is raised above separatism ( enemy knows if they get this separatism is easy).

    Setting up Elam council is also a part of LLRC.

    LLRC is MR Chintanaya.

    So, you drag him along and give him the kingship again unconditionally, you are approving his Chintanaya.
    But your own Chintanaya is “Remove Official Status of Tamil language”.
    Yet you get “The learning of each others’ languages should be made a compulsory part of the school curriculum.”

  28. Fran Diaz Says:

    Dham,

    The LLRC List commenced just an year after the war finished, i.e. in May 2010. The languages use part of it in the LLRC Recommendations are not suitable in the context of present times. This is my view, not MR’s.

    As President, MR had a Mahinda Chinthanaya. There is no powerful Presidential post in Lanka any more. I doubt if MR will/can have another Mahinda Chinthanaya, even if he comes into some sort of top politics again.

    With no MR in a powerful Presidential post, the earlier Mahinda Chinthanaya will no longer be applicable. Therefore, the LLRC will be deleted as the circumstances and times have changed, with no MR as President and no Mahinda Chinthanaya to implement it.

    Now it is Feb 2016. The situation has changed a great deal. Tamil folk who are citizens here are quite safe in Lanka with the LTTE gone, thanks to the MR Govt and the Armed Forces of Lanka. The others are safe too. There is a debt of gratitude toward them for removing the terrorist group, the LTTE.

    In my view, the New Recommendations from the GoSL ought to delete the Articles in the Constitution referring to the Tamil Language (N&O), and a new Amendment inserted that Sinhala is the one National & Official Language of Lanka. English & Tamil can be link languages.

    Tamil language (N&O) has to be removed due to Security issues, particularly with reference to Caste ridden Tamil Nadu with over 15 Million Tamil Dalits who suffer atrocities. Also, the Tamil language should be removed (N&O) to allow a true Reconciliation and Peace to ensue.

  29. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    “Ask MR why. He knows best why he did what he did.”

    Actually I did at his Carlton House in early 2015. We were given 2 minutes to talk to him. Large crowds were ahead of us and behind us. Some people just passed the line after worshiping MR’s feet. The MEETING LINE was slow and the WORSHIP LINE was fast. It was very hot. MR was nice enough to let us have 2 minutes with him. He sounded like he’s having a throat irritation. His eyes were red and had more lines on the face than we see in photos.

    He didn’t pay full attention. He touched the heads of people worshiping him, waved to passers by and gently squeezed the noses of babies and made faces while talking to us. Many gave me strange looks because of my dark skin color and Dravidian looks.

    He was annoyed and asked why many people ask this SAME QUESTION. He said he has retired from poltiics and said 13 amendment is now established law and there is nothing he can do without hurting Endia. Darusman report and Endia forced him to do the LLRC he said. He said he lost because of the LLRC. I said yes LLRC = LTTE. He said NO, NO, NO and laughed. It was his FAILURE to implement LLRC fully that defeated him with Tamil votes going against him, he said!!! I farted and walked out.

    Sorry for being direct.

  30. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    What MR says and what MR thinks may be different …. that is my view.

  31. Dham Says:

    Fran,
    Come out of trans.

    “It was his FAILURE to implement LLRC fully that defeated him with Tamil votes going against him, he said!!! ”

    How correct my judgement was !

    I told you LLRC= his Chintanaya. Lucky he lost ! At least now we can fight with Ranil.

  32. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    “What MR says and what MR thinks may be different”

    IF true, that is a VERY SERIOUS problem. Mouth-brain coordination problems.

    It may be true with Run-nil as well when he said KUTUMBIMALAI was a jungle after the army liberated it.
    It may be true with Ravi K as well when he said going to Pamankada and saying going to ALIMANKADA.
    It may be true with CBK as well when she said her kids CRIED after watching C4 and said they were ashamed to be Singhalese.

    I DISAGREE. I think MR HONESTLY told me what HE thought. He did NOT lie. To be fair MR has NOT lied outright in comparison with

    He still thinks if he did EVEN MORE TO TAMILS, they would have voted for him a little more.

    Now he is trying to do that EXTRA bit more to Tamils. He and family had PONGAL religious activities at the MAYURAPATHI temple in Wellawatta in January. Everyone at the temple in the morning had his PONGAL juggery rice donation.His PONGAL massage is in TAMIL ONLY (My3 and Run-nil have it in 3 languages). MR is the ONLY TAMIL SPEAKING president after Premathasa.

  33. SA Kumar Says:

    ( enemy knows if they get this separatism is easy).- so you know We-ilankai demilas are enemy to you Sinhalese ?

    We-Tamils know We are enemy but not sure whose enemy ??? how come who liberated 297,000 us & gave 3 meals for three years can be our enemy…….

    You Modayas & We Sakkiliyas learned anything since 1948 ? NO now OUR Mother Lankas is open house to every one ….

  34. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    I disagree.

    Saying “EXACTLY as one thinks …”
    or, going to ONE temple (Dalada) only, as demanded by some in these columns ;
    – We have to be practical and realistic on issues and how people deal with them.

    I cannot speak for anyone else, not for MR or anyone else, but usually seasoned POLITICIANS ALL OVER THE WORLD have to be diplomatic and smart thiking, first.

    MR is kind by nature, fair too, and a decent person – genuinely so. Thus his popularity. I think, if the Tamil leaders do not constantly interfere and tell Tamils to vote this way or that way, and a they were allowed to vote in free will, they would have voted mostly for MR.
    A US Diplomat who accompanied MR giong down South, said later “he is no killer ..”. This speaks volumes for a war President. It means that MR is a life supportive person, and war happened because he had no options left.

  35. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    Appeasing Tamils further will end the entire family in politics.

    Very bad decision.

    Anyway MR and NR cannot contest the 2020 presidential election. IF GR contests he might win. Otherwise it is all over.

  36. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    It is not a case of Appeasing Tamils.

    The problem here is INDIA. INDIA is USING TAMILS to SECURE INDIA.

    The GoSL has to first take concrete steps to inquire WHY INDIA imposed the 13-A when UNP (JRJ) was in power ; also WHY INDIA trained the LTTE in Tamil Nadu when JRJ was in power. It will be found that INDIA did so to SECURE itself during the Cold War times. Remember that INDIA ran with the Eastern bloc during the Cold War (1946-1991). Now it has left Lanka stuck with the 13-A and the war with the LTTE – both negative and downing Lanka.

    So, first make INDIA secure through an MoU with INDIA/UN. Then INDIA will agree to remove the 13-A and stop using Tamil people to Secure INIDA.

    TRUE Reconciliation will happen in Lanka.

  37. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    “It is not a case of Appeasing Tamils.
    The problem here is INDIA. INDIA is USING TAMILS to SECURE INDIA.”

    I AGREE with you.

    Then it is WORSE. Appeasing another country is worse than appeasing part of the OWN population.

    Appeasing Endia further will end the entire family in politics.

  38. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Lanka cannot ignore SECURITY needs of INDIA, as Lanka Security also depends on Security of India. To that end, the MR govt had started joining in with INDIA & USA re the Indian Ocean Sea Security, with the SL Navy joining in with joint exercises.

    Go further and GoSL can sign an MoU with INDIA/UN to consolidate INDIA’s Security. Otherwise, the whole negative game thing will start all over again, whatever GoSL is in power, as the 13-A is in place. INDIA has to agree under the MoU not to interfere with the internal local govt in Lanka, and removal of the 13-A, as INDIA’s Security Needs will be met.

    See how at present, INDIA is going on at present with the so called Trade deal with Yahap – this deal will give more control to INDIA over Lanka’s internal matters.

    What is the alternative ? Go on with destabilisation of Lanka, and a Fascist/Sadistic govt in place ?

  39. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    Now you are CHANGING the goal post.

    APPEASING Endia and NOT IGNORING Endia’s security needs are 2 different things!!

    SL NEVER ignored Endia’s security needs! We STOPPED China building military bases. Endian army was in SL.

    But APPEASING Endia is UNACCEPTABLE.

    1. MR said NO to Endia when it told us to STOP the war in 2006.
    2. MR said NO to Endia in 2007 when it said we should buy weapons ONLY from Endia.
    3. MR said NO to Endia in 2009 when Endia said we should stop the war.
    4. CBK said NO to Endia to sign a CEPA in 2000. Only a diluted FTA was signed.
    5. CBK said NO to Endia when Endia demanded 13+ (more than 13).
    6. CBK said NO to Endia when Endia wanted to PUSH PTOMS without SL supreme court approval.
    7. CBK (and SF) said NO to Endia on removing HSZs in Jaffna.
    8. Premathasa said NO to Endia on NE provioncial council and DISSOLVED it.
    9. Premathasa said NO to Endia on IPKF continuing operations in SL.
    10. Premathasa said NO to Endia on a free trade deal.
    11. Premathasa said NO to Endia on SAARC.
    12. JR said NO to Endia on many attempts to interfere before 1987.
    13. JR said NO to Endia on CM of the NE PC. Endia wanted a LTTE nominee but JR refused.
    14. JR made a BOLD anti-Endia statement to the world (refer to Dham’s video).
    15. JR killed tens of thousands of Tamil terrorists WHEN Endia was protecting them (before 1987).

    (For events before 1995 Rohan G’s books.)

  40. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    I do not consider it Appeasing India re signing of a MoU with INDIA/UN. Then Change the title/objective and make it Security Needs of INDIA AND SRI LANKA, which come together under Regional Security.

    It is absurd to suggest that going on fighting with INDIA and ethnic wars in Lanka are the answers to get peace.

    Real “Appeasement” of INDIA is signing Trade Pacts with INDIA, inimical to Sri Lanka. And the 13-A is still in place too.

  41. Lorenzo Says:

    WHo said fight with Endia?

    You are jumping from one EXTREME to another.

    NO ONE EVER went to war against Endia or any other country. Not even Maldives!!

    The alternative is to

    1. BALANCE SL relations with Endia with closer relations with other countries. NO Endian relatives.
    2. SCRAP 13 amendment.
    3. ASSURE Endia and others we will NOT pose Endia a security threat.
    4. SCRAP Endia-SL COLD WAR agreement of 1987 AND sign a more relevent one without Tamil appeasement.
    5. NEVER say Endia is my relative!! Such statements INVITE trouble.
    6. NEVER bring down Endian film stars to SL events (NO KHAN, NO OBROI, NO Endian film festivals in SL).
    7. NEVER disturb Endian fishermen as long as they fish in areas ONLY SL TAMIL fishermen fish.
    8. DON’T ALLOW Saudi funded universities and schools in SL. Modi (an anti-Islamic rioter is not happy).
    9. DON’T ALLOW BBS to burn down mosques.
    10. FOLLOW WW2 Switzerland model that STOPPED Germany invading.
    11. NEVER allow CHOGM type of nonsence in SL that GLORIFY COLONIAL BRITAIN. MOST Endians hate colonial Britain.
    12. NEVER appoint HACKHIM as Justice minister!! Moderate Endians and SLs were furious!
    13. NEVER keep KP as a VVIP. That angered Endia and did NOTHING GOOD for SL.
    14. NEVER visit HINDU shrines in Endia like THIRUPATHY. That INVITES trouble.
    15. NEVER promise 13+ type nonsense. That INVITES trouble.

  42. Lorenzo Says:

    Stay focused Fran.

    All this Endia thing came up because I said,

    “It was his FAILURE to implement LLRC fully that defeated him with Tamil votes going against him, he said!!!”

    I called it appeasing Tamils and you said it was not Tamils but Endia.

    I say TAMILS = ENDIA. LLRC = LTTE.

  43. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    It is correct to say that INDIA is USING TAMILS TO GET LANKA.
    I don’t think it is correct to say Tamils equal India. In this instance, Tamils are PEOPLE USED by INDIA.

    The LLRC is defunct. It is pointless addressing that topic.

    Questions :

    *What do you suggest doing to stop INDIAN take over of Lanka ?
    * What do you suggest for Good Governance in Lanka ? Our concern is that there is a Fascist/Sadistic type of govt in power now. How do you turn the govt toward Good Governance (the Elections Promise) ?
    * How would you turn a ‘dead’ Parliament into an active, Democratic one ?

  44. Fran Diaz Says:

    P.S.:

    It is not a case of “changing goal posts”. It is a matter of actively looking for solutions for Sri Lankans to live in peace together without ongoing strife.

    I would be delighted to “change goal posts” a million times to get at the solution/s.

  45. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    TAMILS = ENDIA but Endia does NOT equal Tamils.

    LLRC defunct? MR does NOT think so. He has to SAY it. He appointed it. Until then it is NOT dead.

    How to stop Endia taking over SL?
    My comment at February 24th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Good governance?
    NOTHING. NOTHING can be done to turn this stupid govt. to good governance. It CHEATED us all. I say guardian gods of SL should remove the president and PM from power. Who are the guardian gods? That is up to interpretation. I provide NO definition and the reader has FREEDOM OF THOUGHT to interpret however he wants.

    Parliament?
    We need patriotic and educated people who behave decently.

  46. Lorenzo Says:

    Fran,

    No pain, no gain.

    Changing goal posts will NOT bring anything.

    NO unitary country has CHIEF MINISTERS. SL has chief ministers so it is NOT really a UNITARY country. Should we remain a DIVIDED country (by name only calling UNITARY)?

    At the next presidential election,
    1. the TRAITOR will have to PROMISE other traitors that he will DEVOLVE POWER, FEDERAL.

    Easy job. Any idiot can do and win TRAITORS’ votes.

    2. the PATRIOT must promise to SCRAP 13 amendment.

    A DIFFICULT task but without it NO patriot will vote for him.

    3. the LOSER will have to keep SILENT about BOTH these hoping to win traitors and patriots but will LOSE all.

    Easy task. But defeat is ASSURED!!

  47. Fran Diaz Says:

    Lorenzo,

    Good points here.

    ———–

    Now all citizens of Lanka, go ahead and implement them.

    Also, request MR to totally rescind the ‘dead’ LLRC.

    ————

    Btw, I did not say ‘go to war’ with India. You are jumping to conclusions here, Lorenzo. What I said was ‘it is absurd to suggest going on fighting with India’ – ‘fighting’ was not meant as a physical fight as in war, but in other ways, as has happened between INDIA & Sri Lanka, total bullying by INDIA with no intervening power to stop it – except for the Tsunami (Act of God).

  48. Lorenzo Says:

    According to LATEST astrological prediction to a UNP MP, Karu J will soon become the UNP leader as Ranil has health problems, etc. Then he will make NAVIN D the UNP leader. Navin’s father was the UNP leader in 1994.

    Spread the word.

    CBK wants VIMUKTHI to become the next president.
    He will contest against NAVIN D.

    STRANGE!!!

    In 1994 Vimukthi’s mother CBK contested against Navin’s mother Srimani!!!

    NAVIN D will be the next president because the SLFP is divided.

  49. Dham Says:

    Lorenzo/Fran ,

    Last Presidential election was a disaster for our country. ( Actually MR is responsible for this defeat)

    Why it is disaster ?

    Because it shows the importance of “traitors = minorities”. Come next Presidential election, there will be no candidate from Sinhalayas.

    Sinhalaya has been completely in disarray. LLRC is the starting point now. Every candidate will promise above LLRC bar ! Otherwise he/she cannot win.

    Because of “bring back LLRC ” campaigns, a real honest patriotic Sinhalaya cannot come forward with real Sinhala Nationalistic proposal to regain what we lost in 2015.

    Keep on writing here “Sinhala Only”, “Scrap 13-A” or any other “good for the country” proposals an brainwash people to vote for LLRC owner.
    What will we get then ? LLRC ++. Happy ?

  50. Fran Diaz Says:

    This type of argument is quite useless where MR is blamed for everything that Yahap folk did wrong – cheating at elections,MS annoucing that the Gen Secys of SLFP & UPFA are removed just prior to elections thus confusing the voters, the social media campaign against MR Govt. etc. All subtle and deadly.

    It has brought Yahap into power with Ranil/CBK through the back door, and right now the most Shameful and Ugliest govt on Earth in power in Lanka now.

  51. Fran Diaz Says:

    Punishing the people who SAVED THE NATION is the “delightful” occupation of Yahap right now !

    Yahap’s PM Ranil has done ‘great deeds’ so far scamming the Central Bank, arresting people on false pretexts and no evidence with his (False-F-CID), false accusations galore, humiliations, fooling the people, travelling abroad to Davos and other places with his numerous guests at State expense and coming home empty handed, covering up for criminals, etc.

    The UNP has outdone itself this time. They will never recover from this time around – such are their shameful and ghastly acts. RW /CBK are the ghouls who are the Masters of “Devilish” Ceremonies, with a President reduced to a non-entity.

    I think some in the west/India/churches are behind a lot of what is happening now. Norway must be happy to get revenge for removal of LTTE ?

    The ghouls have taken over everything of value in Lanka. So Goodbye !

  52. Dham Says:

    Fran,
    What revenge ?
    They are all friends. There will not be any revenged at all from big fish. They will only punish the poor soldiers who actually brought us peace.
    They cannot do it because when they loose there will be reverse revenge.
    You wait and see.
    I scratch your back you scratch my back.
    Finally everyone will be speaking Tamil for you, friend.

  53. Fran Diaz Says:

    Ode to Yahap

    Metal Lotus float on acid streams
    Dollar notes ply instead of Lotus leaves
    Thoraty crows caw overhead in arid airs
    And vultures float aloft in pairs

    No sun, no moon, no stars to guide
    In these muddy streams tonight
    May Lanka weather this ghastly times
    Till Justice and Truth through the Land chimes

  54. Fran Diaz Says:

    Dham,

    The issues here are :

    (1). The War Crimes charge : FALSE. Yahap has to say that loud and clear, instead of playing dangerous and divisive political games.

    (2). Tamil Language in Lanka : The whole world can speak Tamil – the Tamil language by itself is NO PROBLEM. That is not the issue. The issue is the DALIT CASTE issue coming from Tamil Nadu. Repeat my message : There are over 15 MILLION Tamil Dalits in Tamil Nadu. They speak Tamil. With the Tamil language comes the CULTURE. With Culture comes CASTE. If Lanka has the Tamil language in place, these people of Dalit origin in Tamil Nadu think of Lanka as a Caste free area which is an extension of Tamil Nadu. I do not blame them for thinking so.

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