3/23/2010

Let them finish what they started in Sri Lanka

(March 23, Colombo - Lanka Polity) Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa is honored by Sinhalese for eliminating 'terrorism'. The term is generally used to define Sri Lanka Tamil's long drawn struggle for identity in the political system.

Under the rule of Rajapaksas, a rapid transformation took place in governance and politics as well. The liberal democrats might not like it but the majority of the voters had endorsed it. It is a transformation from the accepted norms of the democracy to a new political culture that the time will define ultimately some day.

We perceive that this trend in Sri Lanka cannot be averted now. Then why don't we allow to thrive it so that it can reach its culmination as early as possible.

Sri Lanka Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa told The Divaina Sinhala daily today that no one could ban him addressing political rallies.

The Defense Secretary made this comment to the newspaper in response to the criticism against him on addressing political propaganda rallies of some candidates of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

“Some question my addresses in political rallies. The way the terrorism in the north was eliminated and the situation of the country must be explained to the people. Anyone can say anything they like,” the newspaper quoted the Defense Secretary. He added that some elements could not put up with him addressing the meetings.

It is clear that the senior public officials that are paid with public coffers have no political rights according with the election laws and the code of ethics for the public servants of Sri Lanka. But what are the laws for in this country where the powerful politicos can stand above them?

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Minister of Labor Mervin Silva urged the voters of Gampaha district to usher Mr. Basil Rajapaksa to the premiership of the country following the upcoming election.

Addressing a religious ceremony held in Kelaniya temple, the Minister anticipated a two third majority to the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance at the general election and said that Mr. Basil Rajapaksa should be given the real leadership that can lead the parliamentary group.

Mr. Basil Rajapaksa, the brother of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, contests the general election from Gampaha district leading the district team of candidates. He is a national list MP and the senior adviser to the President. Minister Mervin Silva is also a national list MP. He is also a candidate for Gampaha district.

Come on, Mervin!





4 comments:

  1. Does not matter who ever says what, brilliant MR used his family to control the opposition as well as the terrorist. Terrorist moves in many different ways. If anybody wants to do a research on terrorist movement and its multifaceted acts use the Sri Lanka incidents for last 30 years. Good Luck

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  2. Your comments are misleading. Most of the Tamils had no alternative but to appear to be supporting LTTE by force. The Lamp Post murders and early elimination of many a Tamil is legendary when LTTE took control of Tamilian People. The government was helpless and was unable to protect the innocent Tamils nor uphold law and order in the North and East. Gradually most parts of the country fell into the grip of LTTE. Though we are talking of democracy no one elected the LTTE or its leadership to represent the Tamil people.
    If not for the few who managed to get across to greener pastures majority have to suffer in silence. The people who went abroad became the pawns of LTTE Diaspora. Rather than helping their kith and kin left behind they were helping LTTE to buy weapons to engage in war with a democratically elected government.
    Anyway this menace is now over. As Tamils we have a huge task ahead. Without balkanizing little Sri Lanka it is time that we work together in developing the country for the good of all its citizens. The Jaffna farmer once again becoming a real economic force in the country. We have to eliminate the distrust and fear from other communities so our businesses can flourish and our children can educate themselves to be leaders in society.

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  3. Very well said my friend Vaniasingham I just got back from Sri Lanka what a change.

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  4. We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.............................................

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