NOT SO FAST SRI LANKAN STUDENTS!!!! Wait for the complete picture….
Posted on November 1st, 2018

Anjalika Silva

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all — the apathy of human beings.”
Helen Keller

There is a hasty attempt by many folks based on reading half the story and jumping to conclusions to paint a picture that is inaccurate.  It is time to take a deep breath and give some credit to the intellect of leaders and the legal luminaries in Sri Lanka however much we may not like them based on partisanship. Their knowledge should not be tainted by the color of their politics.   The time has come to look at the  bigger picture of the country we call our homeland. 

These folks are not stupid.  They have a battery of legal experts who understand the constitution that was written and digested in Sri Lanka by fully informed individuals.  The executive presidency has unrestrained powers.  The union between two parties that formed a government was dissolved when one side pulled out.  That is democracy when we can remove what we deem is not doing the country right.  Didn’t that happen in 2015?  Didn’t the biggest Bond scam to bankrupt the Central Bank happen in February-March 2015?
 
Such a dissolution makes all the cabinet from the appointed PM downwards no longer valid as members of the cabinet that was no longer holding together.  This is explicit in the constitution and removing the PM was not the primary action, pulling out from the joint party deal was the primary action that led to everything else becoming null and void.  
 
It is not the Parliament or cabinet that has powers to appoint or sack a Prime Minister.  We had a Prime Minister who was appointed as opposed to being elected.  The appointment was made with Presidential Powers and removal is also with Presidential Powers.  So if the Attorney General and the legal heavy weights have taken the stand that action was within the framework of the law, why should any one half informed and barely conversant with the constitution stir things up? Do not sling mud about the country.  It was slipping down a slippery slope with the huge bond scam, biggest in our history, it was selling national assets to foreign powers outright (not aid or loans but outright ownership) and it was planning to pay reparation for LTTE terrorists and no compensation for those who were victims of suicide bombings, killings of Buddhist worshippers, killing of mosque worshippers, villagers and a whole bunch of people who were blinded and maimed.  What about reparation for them?  Why do people look at only one side of the equation?  If the equation doesn’t balance on both sides, it has to be acted on.  If people don’t like Rajapakse, it is better to have a person who made mistakes and will learn from them.  It is up to all of you young people to rally round and advice the leaders of what you wish to see happen.  As for Political Protocol, I don’t think it is wise to taint opinions on Social Media without knowing the facts and legal implications completely.  We don’t need to wait for assasinations like what the LTTE did to a valuable person like Lakshman Kadirgamar, to act.  We have to be proactive because power grabbing is a terrible thing but if people love the country then it is up to the voters to shape their actions.  Put your energy to better use!!!!  The international reputation of Sri Lanka is in tatters.  Do something to reverse the opinion that we are like tribes killing each other on sight.  Visiting Sri Lanka, the amicable cohabitation has to be seen to be believed but the stories in the international media intentionally misrepresented is doing more damage than removing an appointed Prime Minister.  We the people of Sri Lanka, every one of us owes the country to serve in more productive ways.

One Response to “NOT SO FAST SRI LANKAN STUDENTS!!!! Wait for the complete picture….”

  1. Christie Says:

    Oh Holy Cow.

    This is what you get when you are a colony of Hinduthwa.

    At least we Sinhalese have stood up to “great” Rama and the modern day of them Gandhis and Modis.

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