Have the pulses of the whole country stopped and the whole nation is diving fast to the Mindanao abyss, perhaps with no chance of return in the foreseeable future
Posted on June 19th, 2017

Sudath Gunasekara 18.6.2017.

The Government is said to have taken a decision to hand over Dengu eradication, clearing the garbage mess, handling flood relief and all strikes to the Armed Forces.  A News item

Although the Army, Navy and the Air Force operate in three different spheres that is Land, Sea and Air, we all know what their fundamental functions are. We also know that although their services could be called in an emergency situation, things like eradication of Dengu or any other epidemic, clearing urban garbage messes, attending to flood relief and settling strikes etc are certainly not their routine functions.

There is a Ministry and a Department of health and a whole band of trained medical and paramedical professional to attend to eradication of Dengu or any other epidemic and nearly 15 Ministers of Health in Colombo and the Provinces. In addition we also have local Government system of nearly 1000 or more Local Government institutions to do this job. The Minister of Health and the Government is responsible to activate both preventive and curative operations. If the president is compelled to call the Service Forces to handle this job the there is something radically wrong with the health system in the country. The primary responsibility in this case falls on the Minister of Health. Therefore in my view the Minister should resign for his failure or the President must sack the relevant minister for failing to do his job and appoint a man or woman who can do the job properly.

Similarly disposing urban or village level garbage is a matter for the Local Government institutions. It is also the responsibility of the nine Provincial Councils. There are thousands of Local politicians and Local Government Officials and employees to do that job as well.

The present need to call the Service forces to do all these clearly shows that the government has failed in all these levels. Finally the responsibility of all these blunders, whatever the reasons may be falls on the Government. The question arises then as to why we should maintain such a government and a whole bunch of nearly 157 Ministers, 9 Governors, ministries, Departments etc packed with over 12.50,000 paid officials called public servants, spending billions of public funds.

Is this the much hyped Good Governance promised by this Government? Leaving aside good governance, how can we expect such a government to govern a country that cannot kill a mosquito and keep a city street clean of daily garbage?

Once again this clearly shows that there is no governance at all in this country today. Starting from the Parliament you go to any government institution or just walk on the road, you see utter confusion and chaos, lawlessness, inactivity and disorder. Nothing moves and nothing happens, except, political, ethnic, religious conflicts and uncertainties. Absolute lethargy, inefficiency and inactiveness reign all over. It appears as if the pulses of the whole country have stopped and the whole nation is diving fast to the Mindanao abyss, perhaps with no chance of return in the foreseeable future.

Are we not going to arrest this? Or are we going to just look on and leave the inevitable to take its toll?

Under this scenario, I wonder why we should not hand over the running of the country to the Armed Forces for few years at least, until the country comes back to normal.

14 Responses to “Have the pulses of the whole country stopped and the whole nation is diving fast to the Mindanao abyss, perhaps with no chance of return in the foreseeable future”

  1. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    DR SUDATH !! THIS IS WHAT LORENZO HAS BEEN TELLING FOR YEARS. I TOO HAVE AGREED WITH HIM. IT HAS TO BE THE ARMED SERVICES AND THE SANGHA. BUDDHU SARANAI.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Susantha,

    And what will happen if SL’s enemies just buy a FEW LEADERS in the Buddhist Sangha and the Armed Forces to control those institutions?

    Think that is far fetched? I give you the JHU and Gonseka as examples.

    Ultimately, we are fighting for the rights of the PEOPLE, and we MUST RELY on awakening their common sense in their own defense.

    Empowering a select few from any side is very dangerous, particularly when those people have not responsibly held power previously.

    Every patriotic force can be SUBVERTED by exploiting the weakness in their leadership.

    The JHU (Champika, Ratana etc etc …..) is a PERFECT example of a formerly PATRIOTIC party created by the Sangha itself gone ROUGE and is now suppressing the people in cahoots with the UNP and the SEPARATIST minorities!

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    Susantha,

    Besides, you are still CO-HABITING with Katussa (Lorenzo), a KNOWN EELAMIST wolf hiding under a tattered sheepskin!

    When will you learn not to fall prey to his WOLF HOWLS?

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    ANANDA !! FIRST COMMENT, I AGREE WITH YOU, AND I SEE YOUR POINT.

    SECOND COMMENT, LETS CALL IT A DAY AND STOP USING UNPLEASANT WORDS ON COMMENTORS. HE IS ENTITLED TO HIS POINT OF VIEW, AS MUCH AS YOU DO. SO LET US TRY TO BE MORE FRIENDLY, AS WE STROLL ALONG. FRIENDSHIP HAS NO BOUNDARIES, AND IS NON NEGOTIABLE. NO HARD FEELINGS CHUM. WE HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON**USA.

  5. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    ANANDA !! SOME INDIAN BUGGER HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE RAMESWARAM SRILANKA BRIDGE AND TUNNEL IS ON THE CHARTS AND IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. IT WILL POSSIBLY CONCLUDED DURING THE **THREE STOOGES TIME** WILL THEY HAVE A PLACE TO HIDE ?

  6. Ananda-USA Says:

    Susantha,

    I make an EXCEPTION to the RULE wrt Katussa(Lorenzo), because the SAFETY of my motherland rises ABOVE ALL other considerations.

    Katussa (Lorenzo) is a dangerous agitator hell-bent on DESTROYING the Sinhala Buddhists by STEALTH pretending to be otherwise. He has ALREADY been shown to be a backstabber and a liar of humongous proportions. His actions have helped in a small way to PRECIPITATE the Yamapalana DISASTER.

    He is a Pied Piper SHAMELESSLY STILL trying to lead Sinhala Buddhists off the CLIFF at LankaWeb.

    To FORGIVE may be DIVINE, but to FORGET is undoubtedly ASININE!

    Certainly, YOU are entitled to your views, but in MY view, supported by HISTORICAL EVIDENCE of his destructive antics at LankaWeb and elsewhere on the Web, he is an ENEMY that must be CONFRONTED and RE-EXPOSED periodically to WARN UNWARY Sinhala Buddhist readers.

    Dulce Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori!

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    SW,

    That is correct. Only a MILITARY-SANGHA takeover can save SL.

    BASTILE DAY supporters only want CHAOS and VIOLENCE to bring back their politicians. They have NO regard for SL.

    Look at other BUDDHIST countries – THAILAND, VIETNAM and BURMA. How did they succeed??? A MILITARY takeover!

    Burma is in trouble now thanks to US imposed demo(n)-crazy. Many USA agents are ACTIVE in SL trying to mislead people away from patriotic forces (military and Sangha).

  8. Christie Says:

    “Have the pulses of the whole country stopped …?”

    Yes; the Sinhala part of the country is in reverse and the Indian part is in over drive.

    Military take over is what India would love.

    As they say a surgical intervention not one of forced invitations to intervene and divide the country.

    One for Indian Colonial Parasites and the other for the Sinhalese.

  9. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    ANANDA !!! THE QUALITY OF MERCY IS NOT STRAINED, IT DROPPETH AS THE GENTLE RAIN FROM HEAVEN.

    AUDI ALTERAM PARTEM.

  10. Ananda-USA Says:

    No one welcomes a BASTILLE DAY, but whenever a GANGRENOUS LIMB THREATENS LIFE itself, SURGERY to SEVER the LIMB is the CONSEQUENCE!

    Here, LIFE is the survival of the PEOPLE of the nation, and the LIMB are the DEAF, DUMB, BLIND and UNCARING elitist leaders who will soon feel the RIGHTEOUS WRATH of the PEOPLE they so cavalierly oppress!

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    No, the Pulse of the Country has NOT stopped.

    The People are waiting, hoping for a long lasting PEACE from the power blocs that have pushed the CHANGE BUTTON !
    Will they find balance re their Economy and mixed Societies ?

    We wish them good luck …

  12. Fran Diaz Says:

    Briefly put, while waiting for the world power bloc recovery, countries like Sri Lanka should put themselves on a ‘war type’ footing re Food Production, local jobs, local industries, etc. Inspired & PATRIOTIC Leaders have to come forward and MOVE the Country forward away from the abyss designed to suck the Country & the People in !

  13. Ananda-USA Says:

    Susantha!

    Patere debet proditores factos!

  14. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    ANANDA !!! VIR SAPIT QUI PAUCA LOQUITUR. DIXISTI ENIM STERCUS TAURI.

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