Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, and vision of Sri Lanka (SL) on a horizon of ten years
Posted on March 4th, 2020

Kanthar Balanathan, Australia DipEE (UK), GradCert(Rel-Eng-Monash), DipBus&Adm(Finance-Massey), CEng. MIEE (UK)

Executive

It is approximately 100 days since HE GR took up a position as the President of SriLanka. Any intelligent person in SL who is able to assess the progress of the administration and the country can observe the tactical moves the President made on positive progress with his strategic goal in mind. The President may have decided on his tactical moves at important nodes of the network in order to achieve his target on a real-time frame. (Quote: Any system connected to a network is known a node)

In a real time frame, people in SL should be able to observe the country has made positive progress with respect to financial, energy resources, strengthen operations, ensure that employees (estate) and other stakeholders are working toward common goals, establish agreement around intended outcomes, assess and adjust to the organizational culture.

However, the political covetousness and greediness of some hawks and vultures instigate some media to create a crevice between the Executive and the Legislature.

Legislature

The legislature or the Parliament, in other words, is a body of people who have the authority to vote and enact laws. The encyclopedia defines the legislature as the lawmaking branch of a government . Since the forum has to be an intellectual forum the members in the legislature are expected to be intelligent, educated, knowledgeable, and have a wider knowledge in politics, social science, economics, commerce, legal studies, technical, understanding of productivity, supply and demand, GDP and income and expenditure and have a high level of perception. This means that the MPs need to have a minimum level of education with a high level of perception relative to ordinary citizens. Politicians should have a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent diploma or equivalent qualification. Most people may not be capable to read English. Since the Universal link language is English, all MPs should be able to read and write in the English language, to a certain level which then can be considered a rich parliament/legislature. Important criteria for the MPs are to be free from xenophobic attitude, racial outlook, and be selfish to be focussed in a narrow area only. Lateral thinking is a must for all MPs.

However, the SriLankan parliament has a majority of uneducated people with very little knowledge in the above-mentioned areas of studies. The MPs behave like thugs in the parliament, throwing chairs and pulling out a knife. During the last regime under Ranil, there was chaos inside the parliament. The speaker had to call the police, which indicates the barbarianism of Sri Lankan parliamentary culture.

Some years back the writer attended a meeting with a group of staff and a Minister known as Alidong Sirisena”. (අලිඩොනං සිරිසේන) The writer noted the minister could not speak English properly and could not express himself clearly even in Sinhala. Apart from speaking English properly, the Minister had a low level of knowledge and perception. The writer was laughing to himself: Is this SriLankan parliament and a cabinet Minister?

Quote: Perception is an active mental act. It is a dynamic, dialectical conflict between the self-perspective transformation and external vectors of power bearing upon us. That which we perceive is a balance between these antagonists”. (Ref: Understanding Conflict and War: vol. 1: the dynamic psychological field, chapter 11, by R.J. Rummel)  

Quote from Kanthar Balanathan s book: Humans perceive different effects about the same state, as perceptions vary from person to person. People assign different meanings to what they perceive. This is the reason for conflicts. Although all human males are born with =1.5 kg of the brain, not all perceive the same thing in the same perspective, the same way.

For an effective and efficient parliament and a cabinet, the ruling party should have people thinking of the same wavelength and have a high level of perception. A political party should have members with the same ideology. People with different ideologies should float their own political party which then will be noted whether popular or not by the votes they get from the people.

Quote e.g.: The main purpose behind an ideology is to offer a change in society, and adherence to a set of ideals where conformity already exists, through a normative thought process. Ideologies are systems of abstract thought (as opposed to mere ideation) applied to public matters and thus make this concept central to politics.

In a party member claim that they are Right”, Left”, and center-left” are noted to fool the people to get more representation. Eventually, in the legislature, it can raise conflicts and disputes only. This is why parties enter into a coalition form of government; however, they must lay strict agreement on their conditions of the coalition. As said earlier, people with leftist ideologies should not be admitted to a right-wing party.

For example, the legislature shall travel in the same wavelength as the executive. That is to say that the legislature and the Executive shall be synchronized in a developing country.

During the last regime, UNP introduced the amendment bill 19A to dilute the powers of the Executive. With a lack of understanding and through external indoctrination the last regime made this biggest blunder. Not only this, the last regime tried to bribe their MPs, by giving them expensive luxury cars. E.g. Vijayakala Maheswaran

A true citizen, who is a voter must understand that this raises conflicts and the power struggle between the Executive and the PM + Legislature equating to a third world illiterate government. Finally, the power struggle and differences can lead the country to a demise in every aspect. SriLankan culture is that illiterate MPs, in order to get a ministerial portfolio will droop down to any level and lick the foot of the power man.

Therefore, it is an appeal to the voters in SriLanka: Please study the candidates contesting, and vote for the correct candidate who will think in the same wavelength as the current President to achieve the objective of the current President HE GR and the citizens of SL. The PM-elect shall think in the same wavelength with no avidity for power. All have been elected to serve the people and the country, not to fill their pockets. The dynasty system shall be circumvented, however, if eligible they can come on their own merit.

The last UNP regime can be considered as a group that lived on Gilligan’s Island. Especially the UNP & JVP can be categorized as a group living in Gilligan Island”, with members may be targeted as Gilligan’s who do not understand Nationalistic patriotism and to work for it. (Quote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDMMqdLpR5U). Who is Gilligan and who is the skipper here?

The election targeted for the legislature, i.e. 25th of April 2020, is considered a critical election for the growth of SL. If people fail in their voting and the elected GOSL will generate conflicts within GOSL then SL will go down the drain with economic, financial, ethnic and technological disasters.

To be continued Part II- Tamils in Gilligan’s Island

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