WITHDRAWAL OF JOINT OPPOSITION FROM SUB COMMITTEE ON DRAFT CONSTITUTION
Posted on February 19th, 2017
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
We welcome the decision of the JO for withdrawing from the participation of the drafting process of the new constitution in Sri Lanka. In the first place, the JO should not have taken part at all from the inception as the Government is planning to stich a draft that is contrary to the wishes of the majority Sri Lankans.
The Government is working with ulterior motives with the backing of United Nations and Western Allies and Indians to appease them to destroy the prominence vested in the current constitution for Buddhism. Destroying Buddhism has been the long term plan of the Westerners, as they feel no radical changes planned by them cannot be carried out due the power of Buddhist clergy.
The JO must now work harder than before to strengthen the wishes of the people at the grass root levels. The formation of Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna was one of the long term steps taken in this regard.
Still JO has not been able to explain the dangers of the intended purpose of the draft constitution to the masses. Wimal Weerawansa has done a great job in this regard to his credit, one of the main reasons for silencing him. But we need more fire power within the JO, who can put forward analytical presentation, step by step, to the general public.
As has been predicted, we all hope that 2017 will be end of this miserable Government of Sri Lanka.