Proposed Constiutional reforms spell disaster - Ex-UNP MP

  • 15 Oct 2005 02:58:37 GMT

    Upali Amarasiri is in a big mess not giving a solution but only an objection. He is not here nor there. It seems to me that he thinks only DBW believed that LTTE is a terrorist organization. He represented a party who had worst human rights violation in history of Sri Lanka, a party who demolished the parliamentary democracy in our country and he served a president who gave arms to Terrorists. Now he criticizes those elements which he did not see before . It shows that he had reformed himself. Then why not the constitution ? Obviously he is in a state of confusion.

    He can talk a lot about defeating LTTE militarily but it is just talk since it does not eliminate the root cause of the problem. As a politician he should address the question of how to solve the problem. What changes need to be done? If any body believes and says that without any fundamental reforms of the constitution this ethnic issue can be solved they are deceiving the public as they have done since our independence. The deception they carry out to the public is ,that all these proposals are foreign influence and NGO propaganda, since the language used implicating a foreign influence is enough to stir nationalistic feelings in any third world country ,since it is western Christian Capitalist countries which had exploited the entire globe in the written history of we know accurately. However the concept of democracy had developed rapidly in the western world, mainly because of the advancement of the society through the achievements in Science and Technology and not through Christianity, making the capitalism a viable mode of production which the third world nations are now slowly turning towards, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Politicians are capable of confusing the public by not showing the difference between a Western democratic society and a democracy prevailing in a country predominantly Christian. If we realize that the most precious to our country the Buddhist doctrine was foreign, then we need to think about it`s universality and restore it to it`s pristine philosophy which had been adulterated by Singhalizing it over the course of History, most vividly following independence. Since it is cheap politics of the representatives of the Majority, and not the public outcry of the majority , which had created the mockery of politics in a modern society of Sri Lanka ,it should be politics and reforms and not cannons could solve the ethnic issue what ever the reforms appropriate and applicable.

  • 15 Oct 2005 10:51:30 GMT

    A buddhist country, Sinhala only state language vihares and stupas in every junction university admissions not on merit; Sinhala only forces; racial and communal politic. Where do the minority communities stand? Do the sinhalese want the Tamils, Christians and the Muslims to jump into the sea? What is the solution. If you do not want to treat every citizen alike, the only solution is Fedaralism. It will be nice to have a unitary state, provided the constitution is changed, and a Sri lanka is made a secular country, where all citizens are free to walk shoulder to shoulder as equal citizens with dignity and honor. But it will not happen in SL as long as the bhikkus are in politics and the sinhalese people are communalists and racists.

  • 15 Oct 2005 14:06:27 GMT

    Well said Fahmy!

  • 15 Oct 2005 16:41:19 GMT

    It seems what every word this MP said was right and logical.

    LTTEers do not like it because they think federalism make them complete.

  • 15 Oct 2005 16:59:52 GMT

    AnuD,

    Would you elaborate on your post please?