Open Letter to the President (HE RW) of the Sri Lankan Republic
Posted on February 4th, 2023

By Engr. Kanthar Balanathan DipEE (UK), GradCert (RelEng-Monash), DipBus&Adm (Finance-Massey), C.Eng., MIEE, Former Director of Power Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd, Consulting Electrical Engineers

Since independence in 1948, the country has gone bankrupt although Sri Lanka generated foreign income through tourism, tea, rubber etc. As a President, you should be aware of the country’s economic and financial situation. During your regime in 2015, the Arjuna Mahendran Bond scam opened and has now been buried. We blame the Rajapaksas. How about the others?

The decline and problems started with the following sequence:

  1. SWRD Bandaranaike                         -1956
  2. JVP and LTTE commenced their destruction in 1971.
  3. The Rajapaksas and the Natesan commenced their

destruction via bribery and corruption        -2004

Therefore, virtually these were the politicians who were supposed to build the nation and look after the people. Well, JRJ accepted the deal with Rajiv Gandhi and implemented amendment 13. However, at that time the politicians were patriotic. No one knew the economic situation, maybe, I think. I was not in politics; however, the governor of the CB should have notified the President of the situation. We cannot assume that Rajiv Gandhi should have known the economic situation. If people knew then they should have objected to the PCs, not on racial grounds but on economic grounds. Maybe all politicians were dumb at that time. PC governance is not racial but economic, whether the country can afford to have three levels of governance. GOSL, PC, Local Govt.

Indonesia’s rupee was dumped in 1995, and Argentina went bankrupt, now SL and Pakistan. Please look at the UK now. The British Empire Pound has gone down because of the people who crawled in by boats and illegally. The British culture is polluted. Tamils crawled into India, Thamizhaham and other European countries. Even a labourer who goes to other nations shouts for Thamil Eelam and missing persons. What can the government do about Missing persons”? I am aware that some missing persons send money to their wives, and they build houses in SL. The parents shout missing persons”. It has become a money-earning tactic by the Tamils. These are examples.

If you implement amendment 13 with Police and land power, you are NOT approving for the Tamils only. The entire nation: SL will be governed by three levels of governance.

This will be the biggest blunder on this planet. The people who are going to be in the PCs are bribery special crooks and culprits.

Tamils do not want to know about the economic situation of the country. In the name of Tamil Eelam and TCC people were collecting money and they are now rich owning supermarkets and shopping complexes and super houses and conference halls. Today there are several Tamil associations worldwide. Some of them have vanished, ex: Norway, Australia etc. Why do they have them? Why are there several radio stations in Australia? It’s the EGO and Selfishness.

You are not interested in all these. January 2023 itself, the CB sold several billions of Rs of Bonds, Bills and Notes. Why do you need them? Does it mean that SL will be run by Bond sales? OR are you indirectly planning to privatise some government assets?

People thought you will run the country effectively and efficiently. Do you always have a financial expert with you? I don’t think so. All power and wealthy people in SL are culprits and corrupt.

What we need is for people to live happily. If things do not turn normal, and if you implement amendment 13, then you can be sure that you will never ever return to politics ever again and UNP will be sunk in the Ocean.

Maybe JVP is the patriotic and effective political party to run the country.

Implementation of 13 will drive India also to poverty. Already Pakistan and Adani have gone down. Next will be India. SL will be driven to poverty and start begging again. Don’t we have some self-esteem?

As I recommended, think of empowering the Municipal Councils and think of posting some Police to the MCs to operate functionally, however, administratively they should report to the DIGs. Land need not be given to the MCs. They already have that little power.

As of now, all politicians in the North and South seem to have the Rajapaksa culture which will drive Sri Lanka to poverty soon and make citizens commit suicide.

Please check the CB also occasionally.

Hope you will not make a mistake on the 8th of February 2023 by declaring the PCs.

Thank you, Sir.

3rd February 2023

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