Incorporation of the Sinhala term ‘Ekeeya’ in the English version of the proposed constitution without using the English word ‘unitary’
Posted on June 10th, 2017

LANKAWEB WEEKLY EDITORIAL

True to form as an apparent sympathiser for many wrong entities for the sake of mistaken personal popularity perhaps, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appears to have capitulated to Opposition leader and Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan’s demand that the Sinhala term for ‘Ekeeya’ (unitary) should be incorporated into the English version of the proposed draft constitution without using the English word ‘unitary’ in a somewhat amusing dispensation of his acumen of terminology related to the spoken word where the Prime Minister was either feigning ignorance about its dangerous consequences or simply unconcerned about its ramifications especially when it involved unscrupulous politicians such as the TNA leader with a proven track record for duplicity.

As for the PM.s views  and approach to the 13th Amendment and the manner in which  he views its initiation seems downright misguided for a man of his status and education where the likes of Sampanthan could be awaiting eagerly for any opportunity to capitalise on them.

There are many qualified sources within the administration and opposition who collectively believe that the Prime Minister has no right to make proposals  which could jeapordize the country’s interests by giving into any unjustifiable TNA demands as and when they make them and that  he appeared to be attempting to either hoodwink the masses with his ungainly rhetoric or was simply making statements which undermine his status as Prime Minister through unacceptable and unclarified statements which sometimes tend to amaze the more discerning within the Nation and perhaps even outside observers.

As observed in media reports of significant importance Quote- “It amounted to a constitutional coup masterminded by those who were hell bent on dividing the country and that there was a distinct  need for patriotic politicians to pull the country out of the present mire rather than giving into the whims of unscrupulous pseudo-politicians  with their own agendas. ( in this instance leaning towards the separatist Tamil cause where the TNA have always maintained their allegiance to Tamil Eelam and caused endless problems for the Nation as a result)

As the present administration continues its merry way making blunder after blunder relative to administrative lapses it is becoming more and more apparent that the nation will probably face adversities beyond repair if  entities such as the TNA are tolerated for their unacceptable demands when they once endangered Sri Lanka with their support for the Tamil  tiger terrorists and the last thing the country need today is for the likes of Sampanthan to re-organise surreptitious activities that could once again imperil the Nation which today is at peace and has made great inroads towards development and stability.

2 Responses to “Incorporation of the Sinhala term ‘Ekeeya’ in the English version of the proposed constitution without using the English word ‘unitary’”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    Thank you Editor for this eye opener. TNA leader has once again shown his tribal politics and how untrustworthy he is.

    There is no word “ekeeya” in English or Tamil Nadu language. Therefore this is only aimed at fooling Sinhala people. However, it gets worse. In Tamil Nadu language the way it can be spelt is “eikiya” which actually means “united”. In legal terms it is federal or confederation.

    The English term unitary must remain in the Constitution.

  2. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    FULLY AGREE WITH YOU DILROOK. TAMILS ARE TRYING LITMUS TESTS, TO FOOL THE SINHALESE.

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