Buddhism Foremost is a Political article
in the Sri Lankan Constitution. It was in Article 6 in the 1972 Constitution
and is in Article 9 of the 1978 Constitution. Equal Opportunity declarations were
in the Fundamental Rights chapter in Article 18 in the 1972 Constitution and in
Article 14 in the current Constitution.
The article number is like the age within
the constitution. The senior is the natural person to give birth to the junior.
In both Constitutions – the Relative is above the Absolute. Equal Opportunity articles
are therefore confirmed to merely ‘showcase’ and were not belief based. Buddhism
foremost is a relative of the whole that is Sovereign. It can naturally give birth only to a more junior
relative than itself to the whole.
At the level of citizens, those who identify
with Political sections of the Constitution,
would be leaders in politics only. Those who believe in the whole would work
within Article 14 and no more. Their returns from come from those who practice
Equal Opportunity laws. Hence the support from British media and USA government,
to the Tamil community, after armed the war ended.
The current Labor government in Australia
is also playing politics with Sri Lankan Tamil voters and hence their ‘refuge’
to the Tamil family during election time. This would result in more illegal arrivals
including on planes. We need to be true to our policy to deserve its natural
As per my belief in Sri Lanka, Mr
Jayawardene’s natural culture of the affluent influenced him to retain the
showcase of Fundamental Rights. Mrs Bandaranaike who also was from an affluent
family, introduced austerity measures, confirmed as follows by Wikipedia:
contrast with his predecessor, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Jayewardena's
foreign policy was aligned with American policies (earning him the nickname
influence over the Bandaranaike government, was thus broken by Mr Jayawardene’s
alliance with Americans. Hence, despite the 1983 pogrom in
multicultural areas of Sri Lanka, where Sinhalese were the majority race – he was
not disciplined by the Americans through the UN.
JR as Finance Minister experienced economic challenges, presented as follows by
struggled to balance the budget, faced with mounting government expenditures, particularly for rice subsidies. He was re-elected in 1952 parliamentary election and
remained as finance minister.]
This was a
heritage that influenced the need for foreign capital and open market. But the
Rajapaksas inherited the China-Alliance from
Mrs Bandaranaike. The current President, who is reported to have been influenced by Americans of Sri Lankan origin, removed the fertilizer subsidy – without its compensating
open market economy . Hence the collapse.
The current Prime
Minister lacked the leadership Energy to become President. He wanted to be
everybody’s ‘goody two shoes’. Now he is the President’s ‘goody two shoes’.
Now that the Chinese
debt has become a ‘sin’ Sri Lankans would inherit their poverty as well as the
government’s military control.
practiced article 14 values – would offset some of the negative heritage
values. When they are at the top – democracy will automatically downgrade
autocracy and the Executive Presidency would die to make way for Governor of
Amendment was about Equal Opportunity principles. In reality, during the time
of Mr Sirisena as President, Mr Wickremesinghe failed to work the partnership
as if he were the real President. Even during the Constitutional Crisis – he merely
held the No 1 – board and let the
matter go to the Supreme Court. This confirms that he had failed to inherit his
senior JR Jayawardene’s feisty nature . Like the dutiful government officers –
he occupied the positions that his uncle and Political senior - J R Jayewardene developed. Hence the
Constitution after 19th Amendment did not work to support his leadership.