Lucian Rajakarunanayake’s Lament on the fall of democracy.
Posted on September 20th, 2020

Bodhi Dhanapala

For there to be a down fall of democracy, there should have been democracy in the first place. Do you think we had “democracy” when the UNP+TNA+SLFP rules the country?

When you are at the very bottom of the well, perhaps you can only look up to see light. If what we see is not democracy, how did we get there?
What the last government created was anarchy and lawlessness, with the country in the hands of a cabal of people who worked closely with some foreign embassies. Didn’t Samantha Powers of the US Pentagon come to this country even to celebrate the political  anniversary of one of those puppets.

The country was almost made into a covert company run from WASHINGTON, THROUGH A FEW LOCAL PUPPETS who did their bidding. This is not a fall of democracy. It may be the fall of the facade of democracy.

Here is a fact check that every one can work through.

1.Did the people give a mandate for these three parties to form a national government?

NO

2. Sirisena became president in January 2014  promising to quit in 100 days. Did he quit?

NO

3. The central bank and the finance ministry were moved under the prime minsiter, and one of his hand picked Singaporen nominees was made the governor of the ban. When a hugh bond scam came to light, a parliamentary commission (COPE) reported on it. Just when the report was to be tabled, the parliament was dissolved so that the people named in the investigation does not get revealed. Does this seem to a very democratic act?
NO

4. Elections were held in August. Was the party getting the largest number of votes called to form the government?

NO

5.  Was the party no forming the government, and having the largest number called to from the opposition?

NO

6. A party with only 19 elected members, namely the TNA was made the opposition, and its leader was appointed the opposition  leader. A constitutional amendment called 19A was passed, limiting the number of cabinet ministers, but it also allowed the new government to appoint any number of minsters to the cabinet of the “national” government.
Is such manipulation a democratic practice?

NO

7.  Under the new government, a second BOND scam was allowed to be carried out, suggesting that a bunch of crooks had captured power.  Did you feel that democracy was reigning supreme and crooks were being punished?

NO

8.  NGO officials  paid by foreign powers and not answerable to the public were appointed to powerful commissions and even decided on important public service appointments, foreign policy etc., and a representative of the American Embassy was allowed to sit in on security deliberations at the highest level and at various levels.

Is that a democratic practice?

NO  

9. The decision to accept “guilt” for war crimes, and co-sponsor a resolution brought in by Western Powers at the behest of vote controlling western Diaspora groups was executed at the UNHCR in Geneva by the Minster Mangala M who was responsible for foreign policy. This was done WITHOUT approval by the cabinet, or by the parliament, and apparently WITHOUT the approval of the President. Is this democratic practice?

NO

10. Free trade agreements with Singapore that even allowed the dumping of garbage from Singapore, MCC and other agreements that gave free access of landing in the country and using it to the US military were to be signed without discussion in the HOUSE. Is that democratic practice?

NO

11., 12, etc are left as an exercise to the reader, for him or her to add on, as there are a lot of stuff on FCID investigations, imported Lamborghinis, Easter bombings, people being dumped to be eaten by crocodiles, Who killed Lasantha and what did Ranil say about it in Parliament at the time? Swiss embassy white vans etc etc !

Remember that when some people loose the privileges that they have been enjoying, they think democracy is falling.

Bodhi Dhanapala

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