Save Sri Lanka and People from Despotic Regime
Posted on June 19th, 2016
Current regime has turned Sri Lanka into a complete dictatorship. Only those who agree with it can survive doing politics. All others are hunted down, imprisoned, harassed and even threatened. Even the formal Opposition is handpicked by it. TNA and JVP that make up the formal opposition supported Sirisena at the presidential election. Today the country is like North Korea or the Soviet Union where even the formal Opposition is appointed by the rulers.
Although the president pretends he has no knowledge of these illegal arrests and dictatorship, these things cannot be done without executive presidency. The last time the nation was saved from a despotic regime by a Tamil terrorist in 1993, the nation and its people celebrated despite the state imposed curfew. It is unfortunate this option is not available to the nation today.
Joint Opposition bold members, not the cowards, are constantly harassed with arrests, remand custody and other foul means. Elections are postponed indefinitely. The Chief Justice was replaced with a favoured person of the president. The parliament has been illegally turned into a Constitutional Assembly. Minority racist views are accommodated in constitution change process without giving sufficient weight to Sinhala views. Military camps are removed from the north and east where they are needed most. Hardcore Tamil terrorists are released into the society in order to kill Joint Opposition activists. Even Buddhist monks are arrested and harassed by this despotic regime.
As it happens in North Korea, government politicians are showered with expensive gifts including luxury motor vehicles when people are suffering. Illegally constituted local Gestapo by the name FCID is sent after anyone who takes the side of the people against despotic junta. With elections postponed indefinitely, people are losing hope on the possibility of peaceful transition of power. Despite nonsensical allegations of authoritarian rule by the previous government, it held elections in due time. In dictatorships, power is transferred by other means. Hopefully that will not be the sad fate of Sri Lanka.