Governance and Psychology – 3 The Democratic Socialist Republic of SriLanka
Posted on January 2nd, 2019

Kanthar Balanathan

SriLanka became a republic on the 22nd May 1972.

However, the JVP insurrection was launched on the 5th April 1971 and lasted till June 1971. To date, the root cause (RCA) of this insurrection was not released by any analysts. The revolt was under Srimavo’s government. It could be assumed that the revolt could have been driven by a foreign power to stop the republicanizing SriLanka. The only item that can be assumed is: who will financially lose if SL becomes a republic.

JVP organization was the first set of a terrorist organization that gave birth in SL. Most of the JVP terrorists ran to the UK initially and now live in Commonwealth countries. Is there a secret that the Sri Lankans do not know?

To join hands with the JVP, the second batch of terrorists (LTTE) gave birth on the 5th May 1976.

However, Tamil New Tigers (TNT) was a militant Tamil organization founded by Velupillai Prabhakaran on May 22, 1972. This date coincides with the date on which SL became a republic. (Ref:

Can we interpret anything from these events of JVP/TNT/LTTE?

Right from inception, JVP has no policies, objectives, goals and no values. Even the present day they are unable to attract votes from the people but operate like a slave operating to the ruling party. Votes are split and dumped waste, which people do not understand.

Right from independence, 4th Feb 1948, SL has been faced with the bitter unstable political and economic disorder. What is the root cause of this shortfall? Has anyone done an RCA for this cause? Its high time a student who wants a Ph.D. complete research in this area.

Is it a racial differential conflict which has inflicted into the minds of the people?

Is it a religious differential conflict which has inflicted into the minds of the people?

Is it the caste differential conflict which has inflicted into the minds of the people?

Is it the Up-country—Low country differential which has deep rooted hard into the minds of the Sinhala people?

GOSL did not follow the democratic stream right from 1948, and Tamil politicians are a main player for the downfall.


Do the politicians practice democracy in governance? Elections are conducted on a collateral basis. Votes are bought from citizens. The recent events in November 2018 is a typical example of our environment. Ranil W stated that the people have spoken after the results from the Supreme Court. No! it is not the people who have spoken. God knows who spoke. The constitution places a hierarchy for administration. However, the Prime Minister takes control of the administration without realizing that he is not the Chief Executive.

What is a hierarchy: A hierarchy is an organizational structure in which items are ranked according to levels of importance? Most governments, corporations and organized religions are hierarchical.

Here the PM of SL does not understand the concept and the constitution. The President was treated like a FINGER-PUPPET although the President was elected the Chief Executive by the people of SriLanka. It is presumed that the President being a politically a matured person, tolerated diplomatically for some time.

Socialist: – Is there any socialism built into the governance? When pressed, he calls himself a Democratic socialist. … Webster’s dictionary defines socialism as a form of society in which government owns or controls major industries. Marxist theory says socialism is the transitional stage between capitalism and communism.

Members of the governing club make an effort and accomplish to be Capitalists, through political corruption. Most of the politician own industries in SL or through Benami overseas and do not obey, follow the regulatory measures placed through Law & Order. Every portfolio is held by a person in a dictatorial environment.

SriLanka is a REPUBLIC.

Quote from Google: A Republic is a form of government in which power resides with the people, and the government is ruled by elected leaders who govern according to laws designed to help citizens. … This form of government believes society should be ruled by its wealthiest members.

In SL the politicians think that they are the individual monarchy rulers and take decisions and implement. The Bond Scam is a typical example of several irregularities. The Corruption Perception Index reflects the integrity and honesty of our parliament. A poor MP, when elected and becomes a minister, accumulates wealth which is adequate to gain victory in the next election. If the Tax system in SriLanka is effective and have adequate power, the inspectors can audit these culprits on how they acquired the wealth.

A wide operating style exists between European MPs and SriLankan MPs. A SriLankan MP, once elected forgets that he/she is people representative to work for the people, however, they forget the people and their responsibility, and operate like stray cattle. Again, the Bond Scam is a typical example.

It is preferred that in the next general elections GOSL parties ask for a name change from the Democratic Socialist Republic of SriLanka” TO something else which is more appropriate.

Celebrate the Republican day 22nd May rather the Independence Day celebration on the 4th of February, which is meaningless. SL is on a higher level now. Rose from slavery to Republican”. Is this a valid statement? No! we still carry that slave mentality to the West. Selling lands, giving a base etc. Particularly we note that the UNP and Ranil have that slave mentality.


To be continued.

One Response to “Governance and Psychology – 3 The Democratic Socialist Republic of SriLanka”

  1. Christie Says:

    Christie Says:
    January 1st, 2019 at 10:54 pm
    The answer is simple from the outcomes of the two Indian terrorist arms LTTE and the JVP.
    They both killed Sinhalese and lead to the death of Sinhalese.

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