18 May 2022
CONFIDENCE AGAINST PRESIDENT /
CONFIDENCE MOTION FOR PM
Yesterday, the Sri Lankan Parliament defeated the Motion
against the Sri Lankan President. The Hindustani Times reports as follows:
[The motion by
Opposition Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP M A Sumanthiran to suspend Parliament’s
standing orders in order to debate an expression of displeasure over President
Rajapaksa was defeated with 119 MPs voting against it, the Economy Next
I was satisfied that my
‘intelligence’ in this issue was balanced. On 01 May, I presented it through my article
headed ‘TAMIL POLITICIAN
DEVIATING FROM DUE PROCESS’. I was categorised by some Tamils as ‘ignorant’. But the Sri Lankan
Parliament has upheld my belief in it.
I stated ‘Any process in Parliament needs to be taken through Due Processes
established by lawmakers past and current. Without those minds – the
current passage has the risk of imbalance brought about
by emotions. When Mr Sumanthiran presents it without
belief that his constituency seeks this, it becomes ‘personal’ which is
dangerous in politics as has been proven by the current government.’
The emphasis is on ‘past’. As per the
system of Karma – when there is a restructure at fundamental level – only the
Truth from previous structures comes into the new structure. The Protests have
disrupted the Parliamentary structure of Sri Lanka – as we knew it. The
happenings seem like that of the Russian Revolution and the abdication of Tsar
Nicholas II followed by his exile. Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa’s current plight seems
to be manifestations of those forces. Did Communism win to defeat the Monarch
of Sri Lanka?
Today is the Anniversary of the defeat of the LTTE
remembered through the sufferings of Victims of war. The Truth will prevail there
also. Those who actually ‘use’ civilians as a shield to remind themselves of
the LTTE would invoke LTTE which also said
Communism but actually practiced autocracy.
To mourn for civilians – one should not find fault with or celebrate either
side in the war. Loved ones need to be facilitated to have their own outlets to
remember and then celebrate the lives of those who died in war. Even soldiers
have to be celebrated for their contributions to civilian life. It is cruel to
deprive Civilians of this right to mourn.
Playing politics even in the mind – blocks this pathway for civilians.
The TNA’s motion was politically driven and lacked
governance power of the Constitution. Due Processes are the less visible
pathways through which many of us connect to our ancestors. An outstanding
example of this in Sri Lankan Parliament is Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The amazing truth is that this defeat of the No Confidence
Motion is actually an endorsement of the President’s appointment of the Prime
Minister as per Article 43(3) of the Constitution:
[43(3) The President shall appoint as Prime Minister the Member of
Parliament who in his opinion is most likely to command the confidence of
constitution originated in UNP mind. The Tamils of Jaffna also relate more to
UNP than any other party, in terms of National leadership. During the 2018
Constitutional crisis – TNA had that support of the People of North to act in
favour of UNP. Those ancestral powers worked against the No Confidence motion in
relation to the President who confirmed the Confidence of the Parliament by
appointing Mr Wickremesinghe of the UNP. If we live by our truth, the truth of
the Universe comes to support our own true work.