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.
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