You win or lose in a competition. An election is not a competition. There is no victory or defeat in a Democratic election, but only the decision of the citizens at a given time and space. However, most citizens of the Republic of Sri Lanka are not educated enough, wise enough or mature enough to understand these core concepts. Therefore let me use the same vulgar terms for the time being. I would like to present the following tactics for the benefit of the 35 candidates of the 2019 presidential election.
There is a popular trend among presidential candidates to present an action plan for their first 100 days in office. Although I used to think that it’s just an election gimmick, I’m now beginning to think it’s a good way to think through the immediate aftermath of an election. An […]
My live twitter updates of the Derana 360 interview with Mr Gotabhaya Rajapaksa held on 29 April 2019.
“I don’t know.” “Nobody told me.” “I wasn’t invited to the security council.” “My Daddy knew about the attacks so he told me not go to church.” “My security personnel were told a week ago.” “We told them, but they didn’t listen.” “This didn’t happen yet in the Disney World.” “Now it’s all done and over.” “We expected blasts, but not this big blasts.” “Hotels should make their own security.” “Foreign terrorists cannot be prosecuted in Sri Lanka.” “There had been far worse.” “Sirisena and Ranil didn’t work together.” “Make use of me at least now.” “Don’t take political advantage now.” “Please let’s all work together now.” Blah blah blah. I refuse to accept these Baila talks. I will not fall for such insensitive, childish, irresponsible claims.
A small church in Anuradhapura is on news these days. A group of youth from the surrounding area had harassed a dozen or so believers who came to their religious place of worship from the nearby villages on Sunday the 14th of April 2019, as they’ve been doing on every […]
The first thirty years of my life was spent in a war torn state. I envy you, Mr Sumanthiran because you actually lived your teenage without a war around you. We can count the bodies, but we can never put a price on them, can we? How do you weigh the pound of flesh, Mr Sumanthiran? How do we weigh out the Tamil lives lost against the Sinhala and Muslim lives lost? How do we bring back the Tamil diaspora and the internally displaced Muslims to their homes? There is no war now. Not anymore. And my generation, Mr Sumanthiran, just wants to move on. I don’t want my children to live their life through another war.
Sovereignty means the unlimited ownership of the Republic vested in the people. It is the absolute right of the people to control the Republic. Which means the full, complete and absolute ownership, control and dominion of the Republic is with us the people and nobody else. And us the people are the legal citizens of Sri Lanka living today and will be born in the future. That sovereignty is inalienable and can never ever be taken away from us, the people.
The foreign countries and foreigners do not have even a speck of ownership of the Republic of Sri Lanka. There is not even a microscopic right for any foreign country, foreign government or external organisation to interfere with the sovereignty of our Republic. Those who encourage such intervention MUST be identified as enemies of the Republic and duly prosecuted under the Supreme Law of the Republic.
The only witness to the sovereignty of the people is the Constitution. Without the Constitution we cannot prove the sovereignty of the people. Which is why for the past three and a half years the treasonous oligarchs of the United National Party has been working to repeal the current Constitution and enact a new Constitution in order to nullify the sovereignty of the people. (Read the expose on the proposed Constitution titled “Shri Lanka Orumiththa Naduva” published by the National Joint Committee).
Therefore we the people of Sri Lanka MUST protect the Constitution of the Republic as we protect our own lives.
Please read with an open and objective mind. The Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is not the property of professors, justices or lawyers. It is the property of the people of Sri Lanka and we the people have the right to read, understand and apply the […]
Speech delivered by Eranda Ginige at the Sri Lanka National Information Technology Conference held in October 2018 in Colombo. When I was invited to speak at this conference, it took me some time to figure out what exactly I should be talking about. As a social entrepreneur, and somebody who […]
Petitions, marches, vigils, strikes, fasts, rallies, rebellions all can be called commonly as “protests”. Protest is an essential component of Democracy. Protest is the tool used to keep the people’s representatives at their rightful place, an inch below the foot of the people. It is another way of exercising the […]