Effect of deranged political amnesia?
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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