Petition: To Amend 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka Constitution.
Posted on January 7th, 2013

Mithrawa Sansadaya

Dear Mr President,

An Appeal for the Abolition of the Thirteenth Amendment

The priceless Independence that our country achieved with blood, tears and commitment and the island nation’s unitary character have to be handed over in pristine form to the next generation and generations yet to be born. That is the formidable challenge facing us.

We all know Your Excellency is above manipulation by various influences and threats designed for the insidious benefit of external agencies. These agencies are resorting to new strategies to divide our country having ignominiously failed to achieve their fantasy of Eelam by means of war and destruction. Their maneuvers are being sharpened and fine-tuned to form a single divisive force.

A unitary island nation is the inalienable inheritance of the nations of Sri Lanka. The choice of the moment in our view is between the implementation of the Thirteenth Amendment with its conspiratorial clauses relating to police and land powers or its abolition in its entirety. The wrong choice is best with tragic consequences for our country.

Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse’s recent pronouncement that the Thirteenth Amendment be done away with defies contradiction. We have no option but to free our country from the Thirteenth Amendment trap.

As citizens who love our motherland we appreciate deeply the patriotism embedded in Your Excellency’s personality, a patriotism that inspired victory over the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world. Our plea is that our country be saved from a looming catastrophe lurking in the Thirteenth Amendment that bring to naught the victory won at the cost of thousands of lives.

Most respectfully yours,

Mithrawa Sansadaya

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2 Responses to “Petition: To Amend 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka Constitution.”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    No amendments. 13A must be abrogated fully.

    Devolution and Tamil as an official language must be removed from Sri Lankan law. It can be done by abrogating 13A. Further amendments to amendments are not needed.

    [Quote] The wrong choice is best with tragic consequences for our country. [Unquote]

    Beset should replace the word best.

  2. lingamAndy Says:

    To Amend 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka Constitution- Our President do not want IPKF again because He knows We do not have LTTE to send them back to India any more !!!

    13A is untouchable until Tamil to find lasting solution TE in Mother lanka !!!

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