Hope fair play and sanity will prevail in the end!
Posted on November 1st, 2018

Laksiri Warnakula

Hope fair play and sanity will prevail in the end!

I am feeling dizzy with my head caught in a whirlpool, which should I say political too. And, I am at my wit’s end now with my mental reserves running rather low.

All because of this removal of one on one hand and the resurrection of another on the other.

And having read all that is relevant that appeared on all formats of media, listened to numerous talks and finally getting lost in a jungle of arguments, fact, fiction, verbal garbage and rhetoric to downright obscenities, I decided to take the matter into my own hands to figure it out myself.

Unfortunately, it was too much for my somewhat slow-witted brain.

I am not sure, whether our constitution or if not all of it, at least some of it, is meant to be understood by any one, let alone the average public, who possess a reasonable level of intelligence and literacy.

Now look at as to how far the opinion is divided even between the intellectuals and the learned, who should be in the know. Obviously some of them driven by a cause/causes, sincerity of which is questionable and a matter for a separate debate per se, can conveniently bypass or leave the facts and the truths.

However, there have been articles and talks by people that too are vague in explanation and even diametrically opposite in content. And they are the people, who I thought would be standing on the middle path and are not afraid to call a spade a spade or give the devil his due with no apparent political allegiances, undue obeisance or veneration of some personages, as can often be seen today.

What does all this mean? One is inevitably driven to assume that some of the clauses of the constitution, at least the ones that are relevant here, are cloaked in ambiguity and open for debate supported by one’s own interpretation, imagination and speculation.

Then one would think that there shouldn’t be any patches of ‘no man’s land’ in a country’s constitution, where people driven by motives that may not be wholly sincere for the well-being of the nation, can find refuge and battle it out, until one side gets defeated due to lack of resources and stamina, if not strength of arguments. And then the winner on the other hand may not be the one country needs, anyway.

Now the reason for the proroguing the parliament for so long, on the other hand, is quite clear to anybody. It’s obviously an action to buy time to buy another commodity in turn; members from other parties, in order to beef up defenses and to be able to boast a majority, when the auctioneer’s bell swings into action. And though it is within the powers of the president to prorogue a parliamentary session, one would expect to see fair play and decency here, particularly as regards a person none other than the president himself.

Yes. The die is cast now and whether it’s a do-or-die manoeuvre by the president for his own and country’s sake too, only the future can tell. And I sincerely hope that fair play and sanity will prevail in the end.

And there are signs now that the president will convene the parliament earlier than the previously stated date of 16th of November.

And I wish those ‘dark clouds of anarchic turmoil forming on the horizon’, words of concern penned and put in by the editor in his editorial of the ‘The Island’ (30-10-18), would dissipate and disappear very soon.

Laksiri Warnakula

2 Responses to “Hope fair play and sanity will prevail in the end!”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    If Ranil-Baba, the leader of the 40-Thieves, really wants to prove he has majority support AT THE PRESENT TIME, let him seek it from the VOTERS of our Motherland, and not the MPs in Parliament ELECTED 31/2 years ago!

    The DISMAL MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE & DESHADROHI ACTIVITIES of his Yamapalana Govt has COMPLETELY CHANGED the PERCEPNTION of it among the VOTERS. As such, the UNP MPs elected 3 1/2 years ago no longer command the support of Sri Lanka’s VOTERS!

    Therefore, let Rannil-Baba and his 40 Thieves support the DISSOLUTION of the Parliaments, and seek a mandate …. if they can get it … from the ultimate deciders: the VOTING CITIZENS of Sri Lanka, instead of trying to use the MPs of his DISCREDITED Govt elected 3 1/2 years ago!

  2. Christie Says:

    Hope and wish the majority of the country will have control over their fate in the country.

    Sometimes I worry whether this is another Indian trick to wipe out the Sinhalese from earth.

    With their terrorist arms the LTTE and JVP India has managed to kil more than 200,000 Sinhalese e over the years.

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