Damage caused by Ranil Wickramasinghe, CBK, Maithripala trio to Sri Lanka
Posted on July 15th, 2016

by “Concerned Sri Lankan”.

Ranil is acting as an agent of other countries in Sri Lanka even though he is the Prime Minister in Sri Lanka. I think he realized a long time ago that in order to come to power he needed some backing. There is a good article on Ranil W’s psychological make up and his dependency on “big boys” from school days in “‘Whites Only’ Esmond Wickramasinghe Creates a Bridgehead in Sri Lanka for Corporate Colonialists – RW Files (Part 1)” See http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/07/02/whites-only-esmond-wickramasinghe-creates-a-bridgehead-in-sri-lanka-for-corporate-colonialists-rw-files-part-1/ dated July 2, 2016.

So he went to the most powerful countries and offered his services to procure Sri Lanka on their behalf and in return he wanted to become the Prime Minister and then the President. In return he was given training at the MIT (USA) for three weeks on how to topple elected governments, and also a script prepared by these countries on steps that need to be taken, one by one, I believe. See: “President invites Ranil to Medamulana to teach him the art of winning” dated April 13, 2014. http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2014/04/13/pol03.asp

RW discredited the incumbent Pres MR   by using the social media to make out that MR was corrupt and has to be removed. MR knew Ranil cannot run as the Presidential candidate since Ranil was so unpopular having lost elections 29 times. Even the UNP party tried to get rid of him as the leader. He was absolutely unscrupulous and changed the constitution of the party so that no one could legally remove him. So what he did was to find a disaffected SLFP member who was malleable and willing to betray MR. They found their ideal candidate in My3. RW had help in this from his former political ‘enemy’ CBK. So they discredited MR with a barrage of media lies and ran the Presidential election. In spite of the lies, MR lost only by a small margin and that too because the Tamils were told by TNA not to vote for MR and also the Muslims by their leaders. So MR lost both the Tamil and Muslim vote. This is in spite of MR spending almost 90% of the development funds on the North and East and saving over 300,000 Tamil civilians held as hostages by the LTTE.  There was also massive cheating in the North, East and the Central part of Sri Lanka as was pointed out by Dilrook Kanangara and Ajit Randeniya in two separate articles. “CHEATING AT THE ELECTION” dated Aug 14, 2015. http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/08/14/cheating-at-the-election/

As soon as My3 became President he immediately appointed RW as Prime Minister when there was an already existing Prime Minister and Parliament, which was against the Constitution. My3 said it was because the west wanted RW as Exec PM.  RW got rid of the Parliament and appointed his own UNP cabinet. When asked by the people as to why he did it, My3 said “the west wants me to do that”. These actions by both My3 and RW were unconstitutional. See: “Ranil must be PM , I am ordered to do so by India & West : President Sirisena” dated   April 18, 2015. http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/04/18/ranil-must-be-pm-i-am-ordered-to-do-so-by-india-west-president-sirisena/

RW in turn appointed Paskaralingam, a well known Govt servant who had amassed an immense amount of wealth under a previous President and had gone abroad, as head of the Treasury, and also a Singaporean citizen, Arjun Mahendran, as the Governor of the Central Bank. The new Governor in turn issued CB bond to the value of X at an interest rate of Y and at the time of auction made the value of bonds 2X and the interest rate 2Y for his nephew Arjun Aloysius’s company Perpetual Treasuries owned by Free Lanka Capital Holdings.

Since then as has been pointed out by Prof. G. L. Pieris that the CB Governor has been doing more Bond sales and have borrowed a record amount of money in the 1 1/2 years they have been power. No one can account for monies which have been borrowed since no work has been done unlike during the MR regime where a lot of developmental work was carried out. I feel this money is being channelled to Tamil diaspora who will use it to by 5000 acre plots in the tea estates on 99 year leases and also in the Trincomalee area. Part of the money may have been channeled to the UNP coffers since they were broke.  Everything is running smoothly as per the script given by the Think Tanks of the powerful countries who are using RW, My3 and CBK as stooges. See: ” Arjuna Mahendran Is Innocent – Another Betrayal By Yahapālanaya” dated June 21, 2016 https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/arjuna-mahendran-is-innocent-another-betrayal-by-yahapalanaya/

See the following articles:

(1)  ” The Central Bank bond scam: Where does the buck stop?” dated 05/08/15.
https://www.ceylontoday.lk/51-92210-news-detail-the-central-bank-bond-scam-where-does-the-buck-stop.html

(2)  ” Central Bank Bond fiasco – the simple facts (The following is an analysis of the controversial bond issue by a bond specialist) dated 08/02/15.
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/150802/business-times/central-bank-bond-fiasco-the-simple-facts-the-following-is-an-analysis-of-the-controversial-bond-issue-by-a-bond-specialist-159024.html

D.E.W. Gunasekera was head of COPE and produced a report on the matter to the Parliament. On the day before it was going to be presented to the Parliament  along with a No Confidence motion on RW, My3 at the request of RW, dissolved the Parliament and called for elections.

In the General Election My3 the traitor allowed President Mahinda Rajapaksa to run as Head of UPFA for the Parliamentary elections.  My3 then got information that UPFA was going to get 113 seats and to foil MR, two days before elections he announced that he will not appoint MR as Prime Minister even if UPFA wins, In addition removed the Secretaries of UPFA and the SLFP who had been gazetted, and appointed his own henchmen. These actions confused our people so much that UPFA got only 95 seats. All these actions were unconstitutional. My3 formed a so called “National Govt between SLFP and UNP” which was illegal since the SLFP did not run as a party at the General Election. They ran as a part of UPFA. See: “Some investigations which should be done by the people of Sri Lanka to ensure good Governance” http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/02/13/some-investigations-which-should-be-done-by-the-people-of-sri-lanka-to-ensure-good-governance/

Please see the videos from Lankaweb below for RW’s real nature.

Cerberus Says:

July 1st, 2016 at 5:26 pm

To understand Ranil Wickramasinghe, please watch the videos below:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqSW3cKNb7k
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfUASsdwj34
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Av-d2qJ0Ys
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RddXfSU0aSE
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9t4Tv9cy60
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV6_o9txURc
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OpoB99yqLY
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldB-CKsG9rk
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgVyaHJGhc4

During the war with LTTE Ranil W destroyed one of the most elite intelligence groups of the Sri Lanka army. Whether he was ignorant or whether he acted deliberately is not sure. However he was responsible for the killing of 44 top army officers and set back the destruction of LTTE.

  1. See: “SRI LANKA NEEDS NO MORE TRAITORS – Has UNP forgotten how it killed 44 intelligence officers? ” http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2014/06/24/sri-lanka-needs-no-more-traitors-has-unp-forgotten-how-it-killed-44-intelligence-officers/comment-page-1/
  2. See:  THE MILLENIUM CITY RAID” http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/05/25/the-millenium-city-raid/
  3. See: “Millennium City incident” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_City_incident
  4. See: “Six Silent Men – LRRP on the web” https://lrrp2.wordpress.com/the-daming-report-the-politically-motivated-mellenium-city-raid/

Even the killing of Gamini Dissanayake has been attributed to Ranil W by none other than Maithripala Sirisena, the current President.

See: Batalanda http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/01/10/batalanda/

Please see this comment from the Lankaweb under the article” http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/07/02/whites-only-esmond-wickramasinghe-creates-a-bridgehead-in-sri-lanka-for-corporate-colonialists-rw-files-part-1/ dated July 2, 2016.

The killing of Major Janaka Perera was by LTTE suicide bomber. But Ranil W was so spineless that he never spelt it out that Janaka had been killed by LTTE. It is also very odd that Ranil W never went for this meeting. See “Major General Janaka Perera – Meaningless political end to a meaningful military career” https://lrrp2.wordpress.com/2008/10/06/major-general-janaka-perera-%E2%80%93-meaningless-political-end-to-a-meaningful-military-careerf/

See the comment from Nalliah Thayabharan only July 3 in the Lankaweb article”‘Whites Only’ Esmond Wickramasinghe Creates a Bridgehead in Sri Lanka for Corporate Colonialists – RW Files (Part 1)” See http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/07/02/whites-only-esmond-wickramasinghe-creates-a-bridgehead-in-sri-lanka-for-corporate-colonialists-rw-files-part-1/ dated July 2, 2016.  He says it all.

In connection with the Batalanda killings see also “Batalanda and Ranil – lot of explanations needed” dated 10/17/05 http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2005/10/17/batalanda-and-ranil-%E2%80%93-lot-explanations-needed

I feel the strategy RW is following is one that will suit the powerful countries. It is to bring the country to it’s knees by crashing it completely economically while pumping out all the money to their friends. Unless RW can explain what he is doing with all the money that has been borrowed in the last 1.5 years,  I think we are going to face the same scenario as Greece very soon. Once the country has crashed it will easy for the Govt to give Federal States, sign the ETCA, build a bridge to India etc., which are all part of the grand plan that RW has been planning all these years. Even though the ordinary people do not want all these things, that is what the powerful countries may want Sri Lanka to do.

The next step will be the new Constitution which will herald in all that the Tamils have wanted and what they could not get by the terrorism in the country against the Sri Lanka Govt. This will result in the North and East being merged and the Trincomalee harbor being given to one of the Countries which sponsored the Yahapalanaya.

The parliament has been given a subsidised canteen which provides a lot of food causing our parliamentarians to gorge themselves and go to sleep in the afternoons !!   Most of them are not very educated or aware to understand what is going on and in any case do not seem to care too much so long as they get their duty free cars and other benefits. They behave like monkeys and use foul language when shouting at each other. We therefore cannot expect the Parliament to stand up to the trio who were planted as the leaders by these powerful countries. Even the Mahanayakas have been silenced with various gifts or threats.  The priests or politicos who do not toe the line are punished with all types of spurious charges.

When President Mahinds Rajapaksa vacated as President his last words which I remember were “I am handing over this country to the people”. Therefore it is up to the people to learn and understand what is going on and take steps to protect it from people like RW who have sold the country to other powerful countries in return for his protection.

It is therefore important for the people to understand the nature of the people in the Yahapalanaya. Here is a brief history about CBK a key player. The one eyed bandit queen is bad luck for all right thinking people of Sri Lanka. She as a patron of the SLFP should NOT be batting for a UNP candidate. It is an act of treachery. She must immediately resign from the SLFP party or be removed. She is as bad as MY3 who left the party, ran for President then after he won became leader of SLFP but is batting for Ranil W and the UNP. What a pair!

CBK’S destroyed the Sinhalese, some of it quite inadvertently. First her father SWRD brought in Sinhala Language Act (1956) to make Sinhalese the Official language overnight. It was not a bad thing o the surface of things. But what it did was it gave Tamils and even Muslims freedom to choose the language of education while the Sinhalese HAD TO  study all subjects in the Sinhala language.  This would have been somewhat acceptable if there had been a great deal of preparation and entire libraries of translation done in many subjects into Sinhala language and new research made possible using the Sinhala language.  But that was not so.  It was Sinhala overnight, almost.  People had no time to adapt to the new situation, both Sinhala people and others.

As a result our people, the Sinhalese, got handicapped. What made matters worse was that SWRD then made Tamil a National language. Our children should have got a good grounding in Sinhala language with a strong knowledge of English also, so that they had access to the world of knowledge, commerce and business.

When SWRD was assassinated by Somarama, his wife became Prime Minister and she made matters worse. With all the Marxist academics as her advisors such as NM Perera she brought the Land Reform Act (1972  ) which decimated the Sinhala land owners. Traditionally Sinhalese were not traders. They were mainly farmers and landowners. There was a good relationship between the villagers and the land owners with land owners looking after the villagers and vice versa. Many of the Sinhala landowners lost all they had and some of them committed suicide. It takes a long time to develop plantation estates and many of them had inherited the estates from their ancestors and had put in a lot of effort and money to develop them. The emotional attachments to their land and connections to the villagers were removed overnight.  Overnight it was all taken away. The landowners no longer could support the villagers.

CBK has suffered a great deal in politics in Sri Lanka.  She lost her husband and her father in political assassinations and nearly lost her life to a LTTE suicide bomber, and damaged an eye.  She should leave politics.

Net result of poor politics in Sri Lanka was that the village youth felt unsupported and decided to revolt. The JVP launched a military type attack to take over power by force. Mrs. SWRD Bandaranaiyake should have at this point invited them for a discussions to look into their grievances. Instead she ordered the Military to kill JVP. The military and police were merciless. More than 30,000 Sinhala youth are estimated to have been killed. Many were completely innocent youth who were just rounded up by Military and asked to dig pits and then shot so that they fell into the pits which were covered up.

When the UNP came into power with Premadasa as President, he did the same thing – no talks were held.  Ranil W was put in charge of the youth. He did not help the youth but set up Batalanda where either with his knowledge or without his knowledge JVP people were tortured and killed.   Over 50,000 Sinhala Youth died during the late 1980s insurrections.

Next, when when SLFP came into power and CBK became President with Ranil W as Prime Minister, they bungled the entire military operations against the LTTE. She appointed her uncle as Minister for Defence and her nephew Rohan Daluwatte as the Military commander. This man had no military experience and would run off to see Sai Baba whenever there was trouble. She kept the war with the LTTE dragging on and thousands of our Sinhala soldiers were brutally killed by the LTTE. She had a preset idea that it was not possible to beat the LTTE and along with Ranil W. Ranil W kept trying to hand over the North and East to appease Prabahakaran. RW even stopped a crucial military operation in 2001 where the army knew the exact location of Prabahakaran and were ready to take him out. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZWO5fWDikQ

CBK recently in January engineered part of the downfall of the hero of the nation,  President Mahinda Rajapakse,  by using the Think Tanks of the West and telling the people lies which have subsequently been proven to be baseless.

We must ensure that the LAND is protected and not allow the Yahapalanaya to cut it up into pieces to appease their masters. Make the Tea Estates which are owned by the GoSL and managed by agency houses into Public Companies so that the people can buy shares in the company and allow even foreigners to invest to a limited degree in these companies.

We should lease out the Trincomalee harbor to USA since that is what they have been trying to get by getting rid of MR and installing the Yahapalanaya. We should charge them some lease money for it to enrich the country. If MR had done it may be he would be still there. Of course, it would have antagonized China !

We must create a Govt Corporation to start drilling for oil and gas in Mannar. This would enable us to pay off a lot of the debt very quickly.

We must take steps to protect Buddhism and the Sinhala people from the other religions and ethnic groups in Sri Lanka.

11 Responses to “Damage caused by Ranil Wickramasinghe, CBK, Maithripala trio to Sri Lanka”

  1. Christie Says:

    They are like SWRD, JR puppets of the Indian Empire.

  2. plumblossom Says:

    In this eelam war of 26 years, over 65,000 Sinhala people and over 75,000 Muslim people were ethnically cleansed from the Northern province. I am sure they also suffered from PTSD due to this and having to live in temporary accommodation for over twenty six years. Also what about the over 360,000 Sinhala people in the East, over 560,000 Muslim people in the East and the over 1.2 million mainly Sinhala people in the North Central Province who had to live in fear being attacked by the LTTE terrorists due to they living in what were called threatened villagers. Over 6,000 mainly Sinhala civilians were massacred by the LTTE terrorists by these attacks as well as bombings. What about all the people in the entire country who had to live in fear of the LTTE terrorists suicide bombings, large scale bomb attacks in Colombo, attacks in installations like the Katunayake airport, the Colombo world trade centre, oil storage facilities to name a few? The LTTE also attacked civilians using claymore mines and IED devices set up along road roadsides which also affected civilians, especially ISnhala civilians in the East and the North Central Province. So all these civilians would have also suffered from PTSD. What about the over 35,000 of the Sri Lankan Forces, Police Force members, Civil Defence Force members who were killed by the LTTE terrorists? What about the over ten thousand Sri Lanka Forces members who are disabled? All of them too must be suffering from PTSD. So this doctor should write about all these victims too not just LTTErs and some Tamil people in the North only. Actually the entire country must be suffering from PTSD to one degree or another due to the LTTE terrorist activities and war. The doctor should also write about these victims too.

  3. plumblossom Says:

    Sri Lanka needs a strong central government in the form of the executive presidency. It is the executive presidency which is keeping the unitary state together since provincial councils have now been provided powers. Therefore if the executive presidency is abolished, the provincial councils will become more powerful and the separatist terroristic TNA will try to break away using threats the North and the East. the PR system is the fairest system which means each vote counts. It is a very democratic system. We do not need any changes to the constitution. These changes to the constitution are only suggested to bring on stealthily a federal or a separate state by falsely labelling it as ‘unitary’ to hoodwink the idiotic Sinhala Buddhists. We do not need any changes to the constitution which is what the separatist terrorists of the TNA, US, UK, EU, Norway, Sweden and Canada wants to dismember this country. Also it is the executive presidential system which can easily carry out programmes to develop the country since otherwise there will be endless wranglings within the cabinet and in parliament about what path to follow for development to happen. A well meaning executive president can easily implement a reasonable and suitable programme to take the country forward. Another main reason to keep the executive presidency as it is to counter the separatist threat since a strong executive president can stop any treacherous activities which goes against the independence, freedom, sovereignty, unitary status etc. of the country since the executive president is elected directly by the people’s vote and is answerable to all the people of the country as a result. So for all these reasons, there is no need whatsoever to change the constitution. However the provincial councils should not be given any more powers, there should not be any merger between provinces, ideally the 13th amendment to the constitution should be abolished and there should be a strong central government if Sri Lanka is to move forward as a country and since it is a small country.

  4. plumblossom Says:

    Not only this, the treacherous Ranil, Sirisena, CBK, Mangala, idiotic UNPers, those INGOs working for thousands of dollars and even the JVP are trying to dismember the country via constitutional changes. We patriotic Sri Lankans should demand a strong central government, no more powers to provincial councils, no merger between provinces, ideally abolition of the 13th amendment to the constitution and absolute safeguarding of the sovereignty of the country.

    The army did not commit any war crimes. it is the LTTE who committed war crimes. However, it is high time that Sri Lanka rejected the US imperialists UNHRC resolution and state at the UNHRC to leave Sri Lanka alone to get on with reconciliation as Sri Lanka sees fit.

    Actually Sri Lanka today being accused of committing war crimes by the US, UK, EU, Norway, Sweden, Canada, India etc. is very similar to the way Saddam Hussein and Iraq was accused of possessing non existent WMDs. Although Iraq did everything possible to show the US, UK, EU, Norway, Sweden, Canada etc. that it did not possess WMD it was bombed anyway, regime change brought about since Iraq has massive amounts of oil which the US, UK, EU, Norway, Sweden, Canada companies wanted to extract at cheap rates by bringing on a puppet regime. A similar scenario is unfolding in Sri Lanka since Sri Lanka is located at a strategic location, the US wanting to establish a naval/air base at Trincomalee, the US wanting to establish further US army, navy, air force bases in the island, mineral resources, marine resources, control of the Indian ocean sea routes etc. For this, the separatist, terroristic Tamils who are subservient to the US are who the US is favouring to help them with this task. This is why the US favours eelam. All patriotic Sri Lankans should therefore tell the government to withdraw from carrying out the US resolution and to tell the US to leave Sri Lanka alone.

  5. plumblossom Says:

    Sri Lanka should tell the US that Sri Lanka cannot abide by the UNHRC resolution. The Sri Lankan Army did not commit any war crimes. It is the LTTE terrorists who committed war crimes throughout 26 years of war. No country with an ounce of self respect will place their army in harms way to be tried by a court domestic or hybrid of war crimes the army did not commit in anyway. If individual soldiers committed any crimes, a complaint can be placed in a court of law in Sri Lanka. Why is there a need for special judicial procedures? This government is a puppet of the US, EU, UK, Norway, Sweden, Canada and India and is so subservient to US interests that it is ready to try its own armed forces for crimes that the armed forces did not commit. All the while, the LTTE terrorists who committed war crimes are being shown as totally innocent. Using the ploy of wanting a new constitution which almost all Sri Lankans don’t want, this treacherous government is trying to create a separate state in the guise of a federal state as the TNA separatist terrorists and the US, EU, UK, Norway, Sweden, Canada and India wants. Sri Lanka should tell the US that Sri Lanka cannot abide by the UNHRC resolution. The worst that the US, UK, EU, Sweden, Norway and India can do is impose sanctions on Sri Lanka. So what? Sri Lanka can trade with all the countries of Asia and the rest of the world even if the US, UK, EU, Norway, Sweden and India imposes sanctions. Sri Lanka can grow rice, we have jack fruit, bananas, bread fruit and plenty of water too. So we will not starve just because the US, UK, EU, Sweden, Norway and India imposes sanctions. Also since we can trade with the powerful economies of Asia which includes the Middle East, South East Asia, South Asia, the Far East and Central Asia as well as the rest of the world, actually, we may be OK economically too despite any sanctions imposed by the US, EU, UK, Norway, Sweden, Canada and India. However by avoiding implementing the unjust UNHRC resolution, Sri Lanka will safeguard its independence and freedom which is the most important thing for the next thousands of years as we have safeguarded our independence and freedom for at least the last 2600 years and avoid the creation of a separate state or eelam in the guise of a federal state. So Sri Lanka must very urgently tell the US that we will not abide by the unjust UNHRC resolution but carry out our own domestic process of reconciliation as we see fit. Let the imperialist US impose sanctions. Nothing much will happen to our economy since we can trade with the powerful economies of Asia and the rest of the world instead but Sri Lanka would have preserved its independence and freedom for the next thousands of years and avoid the partition of the country and the creation of a separate state which will be Sri Lanka’s end.

  6. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Traitor chief die hard catholic token Buddhist pol pot ponil wickramaSinhalakiller’s religion of convenience
    has given him the perfect cover to hoodwink Sinhala modayas and destroy Buddhism, Sinhalese race
    and Sri Lanka. One tom pachayak from the traitor chief is enough for some Sinhala modayas to worship him.
    Him and his ardent supporters minorities (tamils, mussies and catholics) must be thinking there are no
    bigger fools than these traitor Sinhala modayas. These traitor Sinhala modayas have no shame.

    Some useful links for Sinhala modayas to see and understand (if you have a brain that is) this murderous,
    tom pacha, crafty, treacherous, Buddhism-hating, Sinhalese-hating, Sri Lanka hating Pathala Man’s illustrious work.

    http://ltte-christian-ties.blogspot.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV6_o9txURc

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/08/05/christianizing-of-sri-lanka-unps-betrayal-of-buddhism/

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/05/27/ranil-wickremasinghes-new-unp-3/

    http://www.lankagrid.com/soma-thero/

    After all these murders, robberies (central bank etc), treacheries, still no punishment. Nobody even talk about
    punishment. Only way to get rid of this Pathala Man PM, traitor chief is natural death. It doesn’t look like for a long time as the
    traitor chief is in perfect health, unfortunately for Mother Lanka, Buddhism, Sinhalese race and Sri Lanka.

  7. Fran Diaz Says:

    Trouble with Ranil is that he simply cannot get off his “love affair” with the earlier British Empire & Cold War type politics with Capitalism/Fascism blend thrown in, plus changing the Law of the Land to suit various outside elements plus … ?
    CBK approves, and MS obeys.

    Britain has chosen a Vicar’s daughter to be PM after Mr Cameron resigned on the Brexit issue. Britain has chosen to listen to her People.

    Will Ranil now listen to the People of Lanka ?

  8. Ananda-USA Says:

    Fran,

    Yes, Britai has chosen a daughter of a Vicar to deliver justice to Britons.

    Now it is OUR TURN! Let us choose a demonstrated Sinhala Buddhist Patriot to deliver justice to SRI Lankans.

    Empower Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to govern, defend, protect and grow our beloved Motherland ONCE MORE!

  9. Fran Diaz Says:

    Ananda,

    I am still for 5-8 persons who are time tested, able and trusted by the People, to run the country, as in a proper Gov Council, as in China, not like the present GC in Lanka. In present times, this is the safest bet, don’t you think ?

    Can’t help but feel that at present times, a single person as head in Lanka, has far too much responsbility to shoulder, as the world is in a state of flux, especially re Monetary & Security matters.

    What do you think ?

  10. Ananda-USA Says:

    Dear Fran,

    Even a commitee of 5-6 persons will have a Chairperson whose personality will determine the effectiveness of the group in managing the country. Naturally, he will have more power than the others in the group, which will also break into factions vying for more power and turf, and more perks.

    I have been in these situations and seen the total gridlock that results. Some point to China as a country well governed by committee, but is it really that efficient or well governed? One could say that the British style Parliamentary system is in fact a form of governance by Committee …. but it is demonstrably inefficient. However.
    , with that inefficiency comes greater stability …. a form of bungling through despite all deficiencies.

    The question is, can Sri Lanka with an urgent need to catchup with the rest of the world afford that level of mediocre performance on things economic and security related? Will a committee truly represent the will of the people …. EU governance by committee shows that the answer maybe a FIRM NO! We saw PROOF of that in the Sri Lankan context in many of the weak governments we had in the past …. with the Sinhala Vote split down the middle and minorities as kingmakers confounding the power of the government to ACT IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST!

    I strongly believe that a country with the security and economic threats we are facing should have a strong Executive Presidency, as in the USA, Russia and France for example, with the people having the power to oust the President via elections depending on his performance with the President constitutionally bound to submit high priority issues to be decided by national referenda. Otherwise he/she should be empowered within lomits to act decisively in the national interest. We will have to rely on the wisdom of the people to elect a person with demonstrated abilities, patriotism and courage as President.

    If we appointment COMMITTEES to govern the country, we will get the worst of everything and will only maintain a status quo with no solutions and no significant progress. That is, we cannot achieve great things without taking risks; and we cannot secure our country and outperform other nations by wallowing in mediocrity.

    In a sens

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    Dear Ananda,

    Thank you very much for response.

    An able and trusted Exec President is the ideal for Lanka. But such a peron is not allowed to carry on due to foreign interference as well as internal weaknesses and also the Sysems in place.

    Can’t help but think that some kind of Committee is the best at the present time of turmoil. Even mediocre growth with a sense of SECURITY is better than the present lot with their ETCA, SEa tunnel to TN, 5,000 acre/99 yr leases, new Constitution etc.

    Also, just WHO is the enemy for Lanka that Lanka must have all these changes and confusion ?
    Here too there is an Artificial Creation of confusion and mayhem, isn’t it ? This is common in Democracies to gain control over those countries and their Resources ? Of course, sheer numbers in populations are an enormous challenge – in that case we have to address the REAL problems and not the ARITIFICIALLY created ones by giving free birth control material etc.

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