Ruling and Opposition members should be transparent and truthful
Posted on July 11th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

We need to take a  clue from Putin ,Theresa May,Trump and Modi .If they propose to change certain international agreements whether political or trade wise,they open the provisions to parliament,press and the public .It is essential that elected leaders or parties should create a dialogue between public and government.

During the No Confidence Motion debate Speakers elaborated the need to open up the main agreements and attachments to be signed with US .

We hear about trade agreements with Singapore ,Japan India .We may  soon sign free trade agreement with Tajikistan.,Sichelles,Philippine etc wherever President and Prime Ministers .

Rulers should publish cabinet papers and subject to a discussion with attachments before approving them.

Then public and opposition can object or propose amendments.

Obviously in Sri Lanka public and opposition tend to oppose to any progressive or non progressive proposals .Nevertheless government can take serious comments on board.

Various TV stations and news papers are quite partisans ,hence correct picture is never presented to public.

I am just watching one of the TV station where commentator making mocking statement and talks about the cartoons and critisizing the  rulers.

Are we all comedians to listen to the commentators.?

This is why I suggested earlier ( which was never published) that Sri Lanka should appoint a Comedian as the head of the government  like in Ukraine 

Dr Sarath Obeysekera

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