Time has come for all Lankans to go for a democratic constitution – Bahu

Time has come for all Lankans to go for a democratic constitution – Bahu

10 January 2019 10:17 am

In sorting out things, if objects are very similar one would classify it as one group; on the other hand if objects are clearly different then the necessity to classify several groups arises. In such a situation if one try to go forward neglecting necessary classification ,even in the ordinary market value will be much less or discarded altogether.

The recent political turmoil in Lanka confirmed to us that there is lack of common nationality classification between the two major bourgeois parties. This happened because they made Sinhala Buddhism the substance neglecting other nationalities. The deeper feelings can be attributed to the SLFP, the lesser the need to show made the UNP the liberal party. The more one shows the stronger the confirmation that it’s common belief is weak and crazy fascism is the result. Even true liberals admit Religion and State ought to have separated in the constitution. However when Sinhala Buddhist leadership became more and more visible in politics and politics became more and more racism than about relationships. One needs common belief to have a relationship. The common belief is confirmed to have been at that point when racist ‘trading’ began. Thereafter the way one provides and the way the other receives are taken to be different on the basis of racism. Hence the need for separation and independent existence for the oppressed will arise.

Reconciliation would help us understand and keep our distance from each other. Nothing else; naturally, where the senior desires position of authority without quality, reconciliation would not work. Reconciliation would work between cultures; that is with nationalities then the senior ought to have confirmed this capability within its environment. The President and the Prime Minister – both of apparently Sinhala-Buddhist culture confirmed that their differences were irreconcilable. Clearly one is capable of emerging nationality thrust to give rational leadership while other has loss in racism. In that scenario some say the possibility of reconciliation between Tamils and Sinhalese or Muslims and Sinhalese – at community level is zero.

Where differences are irreconcilable – Unitary State structure of Government would lead to greater disharmony. It has the capability to develop dictatorships. The current Lankan government has stated firmly confirmed that it will reconcile internally. However even in the case of the position of Leader of the Opposition, there is difference in interpretation between the minority Political parties and Sinhala chauvinist parties – except the UNP of which the speaker who made the decision is a member. Tamil National Alliance and Tamil Progressive Alliance (led by Mano Ganesion) have interpreted the principle that the same party cannot be in Government as well as lead the Opposition and hence Mahinda Rajapaksa was not eligible to hold the position of Opposition Leader – despite his party, which is also the party of the President holding 2nd highest number of seats in parliament. Clearly, the flaw is in the law – according to which the President was part of the Parliament. There is nominal acceptance that Buddhism is the senior religion as per the Constitution – that in no way indicates those who expressly promoted Buddhism in politics can only be seniors and not be Equal opposition.  Buddha never worked in that unjust manner to restore Dharma in Lanka.

By producing a diverse interpretation of the principle of democratic governance through the objective pathway, Tamils have confirmed that their deservedness of autonomy structure of governance instead of the presidential structure. In turn the Sinhalese have confirmed that they are not able to reconcile differences and therefore have abandoned the unitary system of management even amongst themselves. Time has for all Lankans to go for a democratic constitution fully acceptable to minority nations.