16 July 2022
THE NEW PRESIDENT RECOGNISES INSURGENCY
At the early stages of the ‘protests’
I shared my feelings that JVP was involved in this. Each time I had further indicators,
I kept sharing them. An owner has feelings and that is never wrong for the
person or the believers in the group that it is shared with. I did not share my
mind with JVP but I learnt about them through others in media circles who felt
for them. This, coupled with their Tamil Twin – the LTTE, who had common mind
structure, led to insight into their mind.
I was also strongly critical of the way –
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was ‘dismissed’ by the crowd cheered by the media –
especially the foreign media due to my firm belief in the system of Democracy
and a constitution born through Democracy. Today when I received the following
from a Sri Lankan veteran journalist, I felt fulfilled and that would add
strength to lawful structures:
SRI LANKAN OPPOSITION CHEATED
[Accurate and precise analysis, as
always! Thank you very much]
I went on to read today’s reports and felt ‘even’ when I read the ABC
report: [at https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-15/sri-lankan-pm-wickremesinghe-sworn-in-as-interim-president/101243892 ]
Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as interim President, vows to restore
law and order
Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as Sri Lanka's interim
President until parliament elects a successor to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who
resigned after mass protests over the country's economic collapse forced him
of Sri Lanka's parliament said Mr Rajapaksa resigned as president effective on
Thursday and politicians would convene on Saturday to choose a new leader.
Their choice would serve out the remainder of Mr Rajapaksa's term ending
in 2024, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana said.
He expects the process to be done in seven days.
Mr Wickremesinghe will lead the country in the meantime.
With Mr Rajapaksa forced out, pressure on Mr Wickremesinghe was rising.]
The ABC report
highlights as follows:
- Ranil Wickremesinghe says he
will initiate steps to curb presidential powers and strengthen
- He says he will also
restore law and order and take legal action against "insurgents"
- The process to elect a new
president and prime minister for the country could be done in
about seven days
It is credible
reporting that I am able to identify with, and therefore mind merge with the
various ‘positions’ in the system. That I feel is the way ‘belief’ works.
The protestors, who
are not structured by Parliamentary culture and more importantly, the provisions
in the Constitution, became the medium
through which ‘insurgency’ which is a permanent force in Sri Lanka , found its
way to the Parliament.
To my mind,
believers in the constitution in its current form, will empower the position of
Executive President, whose current occupant is, as per my mind, the best fit in
Parliament, as a law abiding leader. When this happens, the economy will become
Sri Lankans have
long left it to the politicians to lead. Most politicians are mere
representatives and not leaders. The value in that is for us to participate in self
governance anyway we can, by channelling
our Energies through the member/s we identify with. We would then connect to
the mind of the Parliament and that is how we would drive the Parliament. Those
who have knowledge of law must use, wherever possible, the language of law to
share their beliefs – so that we have the blessings of Parliamentary elders who
share that heritage with us. Heritages look after themselves. All we need to do
is respect them.