PRESIDENCY & FINANCES
True strength of a Nation is the consolidated strength
of every person to whom that Nation is ‘home’.
To most of us, our families are the structures through which individual Sovereignty
develops into group Sovereignty. Hence if I am financially independent as a
person, I naturally share it with my family. To the extent my family is financially self-sufficient, it
contributes to our home-nation’s economic independence.
Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka – Mr Ranil
Wickremesinghe is reported to have suggested as follows in relation to the current
economic crisis in Sri Lanka:
governments or forming a national government is not the need of the hour and
Sri Lanka’s political parties must instead work on building a national
consensus towards a permanent solution to the country’s economic woes, former
prime minister and sole MP of the opposition United National Party (UNP) Ranil
Wickremesinghe said…….. “The opposition can
remain in the opposition, and government members can remain in the government.
But they must all arrive at a national agreement on solving this problem – an
agreement that’s valid not just for one year but for 15 or 20 years,” he added.
consensus has been reached, the former prime minister said, the government and
opposition can discuss elections and even the possibility of early elections.
the national framework and basic policies cannot be changed,” he said.]
in essence is the parallel of eliminating Executive power of a single
way in which the West including Australia, overcame this problem was through
Business-Unit structures. When Mr Wickremesinghe’s group came into power in
2015, they did propose this and I also made my contributions to it on the basis
of my Australian experience. The difficulty was often in male-dominated areas.
Until majority Sri Lankan women work outside their homes, but are granted Equal
status – this system would not sustain itself. We then need the mix of both as
per the respective area’s group’s leadership mix. This is highlighted as
Mr Wigneswaran responded as follows to a
[Equality is mostly
not understood. Every human being is given equal rights . That does not mean I
am equal to you. How could I be ? i cannot bear a
I responded to the Tamil leader as follows:
[I also believe that we are all born Sovereign. If
surfaced to the visible level we would be Equal. The formula of this is hidden
within the diversity. Taken purely at surface level -one misses out on the
sweetness of Diversity which makes one attractive to the other. Man has greater
physical strength while woman is able to mentally take on pain. It is part of a
woman’s makeup and is the balancing factor in terms of labour pain. The
physical strength of man is balanced with his lesser ability to endure pain.
In the case of Sri Lanka- Sinhalese are
the parallel of man and Minorities are the parallel of woman. We have
greater capacity bear pain and hence we have the capacity to give birth to a
new nation. Where we are ‘separated’ whoever is ‘visible’ in leadership –
for example Vellala caste -becomes heirless - if they do not take
on minorities as Equals. Within LTTE – North was the visible leader. East had
the talent due to them taking Junior position]
In his speech, published by the office of Prime
Minister – Mr Rajapaksa includes the following:
[ eradicated; not to further endanger the people and to relegate them to a fate of hardship and pain. We built highways, modern roads and infrastructure - not so that you can stand in queues on those roads.
With a structure where the gun is above the plough in hierarchy
– the democratic voter would naturally feel subdued. It means also that we are
living off armed war. This tendency has been strengthened through Victory
parades by the armed forces – as if Tamils are enemies. It may not be the
intention of the government, but every Sri Lankan Tamil to whom Sri Lanka is ‘home’
– due also to one’s family culture - would feel isolated. This feeling is exasperated
by such Sinhala celebrations by the government.
When Tamils are recognised as Equal Opposition in
Parliament – by enacting laws to the effect – Sri Lanka as a whole, would
confirm Democracy and would naturally attract investments from democratic
groups. Towards this either Buddhism foremost article needs to be repealed or
the balancing article of every electorate where a particular religion is in
majority that religion’s law must prevail as ‘foremost’ law.
At Administrative level – the Parliament managing
Finances is NOT the solution. To do so is in breach of the doctrine of Separation
of Powers – between belief based governance and merit based Administration. The
solution is to breakdown Administration to become self-sufficient through project
based approach – which is the parallel of the religious provision stated above.