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Effect of deranged political amnesia?

A.A.M.NIZAM, MATARA.

The 19th amendment presented by the government with much adulation and pomposity, at the instigation of the LTTE and the impulsion of the servile NGOs to restrain Presidential powers, and buy-over treacherous and moribund PA MPs in order to create the Southern one-party rule Ranil Wickremasinghe's despotic dictatorship, after handing over the North and East to the Prabhakarann's dictatorial rule, had boomeranged on the government as a dead-duck. The architect of the ignominious amendment, Mr. G.L.Peiris who is suffering from a severe malady of selective political amnesia, had lost his temperament on hearing the historical Supreme Court ruling.

Prior to the presentation of this amendment Mr. Peiris and other braggarts in the UNP warned the country about the perils of allowing the President to exercise her constitutional powers to dissolve Parliament, the impediment of holding another election and its destructive effect on the economy, and confidence of support being extended by 25 PA-MPs who were not willing to burden the country with another snap election and endanger the so-called peace process. Even when the amendment was under review in the Supreme Court by the seven member bench, blatantly violating the traditional constraints of expressing opinion on matters under consideration in Courts of Law, these trumpeters and boasters continued to express their opinion and confidence and challenge the PA and the JVP. The Unanimous Ruling given by the Supreme Court on the unconstitutionality of the amendment saved this nation from bifurcation and subjugation to the rules of two dictators.

If the dissolution, and holding election were bad and detrimental to the country's growth, economy and for the so-called peace façade prior to the presentation of the constitutional amendment, how can it suddenly become good, appropriate and rewarding just after receipt of the Supreme Court ruling on the same amendment?

Mr. Peiris who allegedly crossed over from the PA under monetary enticement, and is fast approaching the political graveyard seems to have completely lost his rational equilibrium and has uttered childish pronouncements and threatening challenges to the President. Mr. Peiris who lost his eminence subsequent to his self-centred political somersaults had borrowed the gutter lexicon of his new found colleagues to threaten the President, which he himself ridiculed when he was in the PA and when the same threat was made against the President during the campaign of the 2000 General Election. His statement that the government will face a general election instead of a referendum recommended by the Supreme Court is an admittance that the country as a whole is against peace-meal reduction of Presidential powers and against the so-called peace façade.

These double-talks, contradictory, baseless and flimsy views being expressed by Mr. Peiris puts into question the credibility of his utterances. It becomes further dubious has his statement about dissolving the Parliament has been contradicted by his Cabinet colleague and the leader of the House Mr. Lokubandara. This shows his ailment of selective political amnesia could probably be progressing to a state of deranged political amnesia. Consequently, how can such a person be entrusted to lead the Sri Lankan delegation to negotiate with tiger terrorists?



 

 

 


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