Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) : 2020-10-09

OPINION : 6 : A6

OPINION

A6 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 OPINION “One of the penalties for refusing to participat­e in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” -Plato RISHARD The Second Wave of the Covid-19 and the 20th Amendment: BATHIUDEEN: INNOCENT OR Struggle for Democracy during the Pandemic ILLUSIVE FR GLWLR V W DW PD D LVH L W DW VLW DWLR , VWD N FR W DVW WR W H H H DO OD S L FLSOHV W H LOO HVWDEOLV D H LPH W DW D WV WR RYH LW DW LW FDOOV VW LFW OD V W H H HF WLYH V OD D G W H HIR H D H FHSWLR L W H DPH RI GHPRF DF ) W H W H OR LILHV W H HS HVVLYH DSSD DW V RI W H VWDWH L FO GL W H SROLFH D G W H PLOLWD D G F HDWHV D F OW H RI V VSLFLR D G D VRFLHW DO D V RYH VHH E W H 6WDWH 6 R OG D GHPRF DWLF 3D OLDPH W DOOR W H LF PDNHV W H VROH LOO RI W H OH W H OD 7 H HIR H HYH R H R F HDWHV IDOVH L WHOOHFW DO D PH WV DER W W H N R V W DW W H H G RI W H GHPRF DWLF VSDFH F HDWHG E W H W PH GPH W LV OLNHO WR GD VRR LI W H 6 S HPH R W GHFLGHV W DW D HIH H G P LV RW HT L HG D G W H G PDMR LW SDVV LW DV LV S HGLFWHG 2 S OL T HVWLR H H LV R ID FD W H F H W DWWHPSW WR DPH G W H R VWLW WLR OHDG WR D W R LWD LD R GLFWDWR LDO OH R LOO LW F D H W H EDVLF HVVH FH D G VW FW H RI GHPRF DF L W LV FR W H H D W R LWD LD SRS OLVP DV V D HG W H S EOLF L D WLPH RI SD GHPLF 7 H H D H R GHIL LWLYH SROLWLFR VFLH WLILF D V H V WR D RI W HVH T HVWLR V (YH D V H LV D SRW HVLV RW D GHIL LWH R H H FD W H HIR H RIIH VHYH DO FO HV DV WR W H SRWH WLDO W HDW WR W H EDVLF D F LWHFW H RI OLEH DO GHPRF DF D G LWV YDO H V VWHP 2 W H RW H D G DW D H W H EDVLF REVH YDWLR V H DYH RW WR DVV PH W DW W H W PH GPH W LV D VLW DWLR W DW LV WRWDOO FR W D WR GHPRF DF DV H SODL HG DERYH 0 HVV LV LW LV D H WH VLR RI W H VDPH D PH W W DW DV EHH DLVHG E PD VF ROD V L W LV FR W D DL VW W H H HF WLYH S HVLGH F D G LWV SR H VW FW H W H W DW OR LF LV S W IR D G L W H S HVH W PRPH W W H VHW RI PHD L V LPSOLFDWLR V LW FR YH V LV RW W H VDPH DV LW DV L 7 LV LV EHFD VH ERW W H FL F PVWD FHV D G W H FR WH WV D G SH VR DO IDFWR V W DW PRWLYDWH W H G DIWL RI W H FR VWLW WLR DYH GH R H D HDW GHDO RI GLVWR WLR SH YH VLR V L W H S HVH W PRPH W /HW V V PPD LVH W HP R H E R H VRFLHW 7 H FR VWLW WLR V RI W LV FR W L H H F HDWHG L H YL R PH WV FR GLWLR HG E W H EDVLF F D DFWH RI FODVV HFR RP D G VRFLHW DV HOO DV L WH DWLR DO EDOD FH RI SR H S HYDLOHG W H H W H W PH GPH W L W RG FHG L HS HVH WL W H V S HPDF RI 6L DOD GG LVW VRFLHW DIWH W H D DV GHIHDWHG E D GHPRF DWLF S LVL W H W PH GPH W L W H DWLR DOLVW FDPS DV FR VWD WO DFWLYH D DL VW LW 7 H DFLVW IDFWLR V V SSR WL W H FDPS H H L F HDVL O DFWLYH D DL VW W H 0 VOLP SRS ODWLR D G F HDWL F LVHV DOVR H W H OR LILFDWLR RI D H RHV HFHGHG W H HWL HG D P SH VR HO H H VW R D DL VW LW 6HYH DO 6D D R SV D HG D FR VWD W VW OH WR HW WR W H 5DMDSDNVD H D W H FDPS RI RRG RYH D FH V RRN L WH DOO L W H PHD WLPH 6D D D FD VHG D HDW FDWDVW RS H G IL DOO D DL VW DOO RGGV RWDE D D 5DMDSDNVD EHFDPH W H S HVLGH W D G PLOLWD LVDWLR L F HDVHG LW W H HSLGHPLF 7RGD V EVHT H WO W H DWLR DOLVW FDPS DV L YDGHG 3D OLDPH W LW LPPH VH SR H D G W H D H G DIWL D FR VWLW WLR W DW LOO HYH VH GHPRF DF 1947, 1972 and 1978 By Dr. Athulasiri Samarakoon Rishard Bathiudeen 7 H VSHF ODWLR V S RPSWHG 6WDWH 0L LVWH DPDO 5DMDSDNVD D G HIH FH 6HF HWD D DW D WR FOHD W H DL R V DNL D GV LW 5LV D G D G W H HIH H FH RI LP L D VSHHF 7 H 6WDWH 0L LVWH VDLG DW D S HVV E LHIL W DW H VSRNH LW 5LV D G DER W S REOHPV RI W H SHRSOH L D G RW DER W W H W PH GPH W LOH W H HIH FH 6HF HWD L D S HVV HOHDVH VDLG W DW H GLG RW S DLVH 5LV D G DW W H 9DY L D PHHWL E W R O HIH HG WR LP DV W H Senior Lecturer at the Open University of Sri Lanka Claiming that his government did not have any deal with Rishard, the President in the same Facebook post had stated that he would take action to rectify any omissions or mistakes made by the relevant authoritie­s By M.S.M. Ayub W W H WLPH RI LWL VHYH DO D HDV L W H Gampaha District (in the Western Province) DYH EHH FORVHG G H WR W H H HPH H FH RI G HGV RI RYLG FDVHV 7 LV FR OG EH W H EH L L RI D VHFR G DYH D G V SS HVVL LW LV HSR WHGO R H RI W H PRVW VH LR V F DOOH HV IDFL HDOW E HD V L LWV IL VW DYH W H RYLG LVNHG SRVWSR L W H H H DO HOHFWLR D G ROGL LW ODWH W DIWH W H HOHFWLR IHD V D G S HSD HG HVV DER W W H GD H DPR W H SHRSOH DG DOO D HG R HYH H P VW FROOHFWLYH­O IDFH W H W HDW RI W H RYLG D DL D G LW RHV LW R W VD L W DW W H RYH PH W LV SDYL W H D IR LWV SROLWLFDO REMHFWLYHV L DGGLWLR WR F EL W H RYLG 5DW H W D W L NL DER W GHPRF DF D G HFR RPLF GHYHORSPH W EH R G W H RYLG H R P VW GHIH G GHPRF DF D DL VW W H W PH GPH W LF FDPH LW W H VHFR G DYH RI W H RYLG 7 H HIR H H DYH WR ORRN R FH D DL DW W H SROLWLFV RI W H SD GHPLF 7 Wanni H HOHDVH RI IR PH Minister Rishard Bathiudeen’s brother Riyaj Bathiudeen R DG EHH L W H F VWRG RI W H LPL DO , YHVWL DWLR HSD WPH W , IR PR H W D ILYH PR W V VHHPV WR DYH F HDWHG D HPED DVVL VLW DWLR IR W H OHDGH V RI W H RYH PH W L FO GL 6HYH DO RYH PH W OHDGH V DOR LW W H 3 HVLGH W DG EHH FRPSHOOHG WR LVV H FOD LILFDWLR V R W H PDWWH 5L DM DV D HVWHG R W H 6L DOD D G L G 1H HD GD E W H SROLFH RYH LV DOOH HG OL NV LW W H V LFLGH ERPEH V R DG DWWDFNHG W HH LVWLD F F HV D G W HH O RWHOV R ODVW HD V 3ROLFH VSRNHVPD WROG PHGLD W H W DW W H DG HFHLYHG F HGLEOH HYLGH FH W DW 5L DM DG OL NV LW R H RI W H V LFLGH PHPEH V )LYH D G D DOI PR W V ODWH W H VDPH SROLFH VSRNHVPD WROG W H VDPH PHGLD R W DW 5L DM DV HOHDVHG DV W H H DV R V IILFLH W HYLGH FH IR W HP WR S RVHF WH LP 7 LV OHG WR W H S R RYH PH W DV HOO DV 2SSRVLWLR SROLWLFLD V WR T HVWLR W H FR W DGLFWLR L W H W R VWDWHPH WV E W H SROLFH VSRNHVPD , IDFW W H H DV D GLIIH H FH EHW HH W H T HVWLR V DLVHG E W H S R RYH PH W D G W H 2SSRVLWLR SROLWLFLD V 7 H IR PH R S HIH HG WR EHOLHYH W H SROLFH VSRNHVPD V IL VW VWDWHPH W PDGH L S LO T HVWLR HG LV VHFR G VWDWHPH W H HDV W H 2SSRVLWLR SROLWLFLD V GLG W H RW H D D R G former Minister of Resettleme­nt. L VRFLDO PHGLD RI D HYH W W DW WRRN SODFH L R 2FWREH W H VDPH GD R LF W H SROLFH VSRNHVPD D R FHG W H HOHDVH RI 5L DM H H 3D OLDPH WD LD 5LV D G DW L GHH DV VHH VPLOL O WDONL WR 6WDWH 0L LVWH RI HIH FH D G 3 HVLGH W V HOGHVW E RW H 6RFLDO PHGLD DOVR L OL WHG D VSHHF PDGH DW W H HYH W E LOH FODLPL W DW LV RYH PH W GLG RW DYH D GHDO LW 5LV D G W H 3 HVLGH W L W H VDPH )DFHERRN SRVW DG VWDWHG W DW H R OG WDNH DFWLR WR HFWLI D RPLVVLR V R PLVWDNHV PDGH E W H HOHYD W D W R LWLHV R RIILFLDOV 2 W H VDPH GD W H Vavuniya President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Chamal Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Nuwan Wedasinghe DV W D VIH HG I RP W H , D G DSSRL WHG DV W H Rajapaksa Defence Secretary Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratna DIG of the Western ProvinceNo­rth Minister Keheliya Rambukwell­a L LF H HIH HG WR IR PH 0L LVWH DW L GHH DV HOO E W RW L D EDG OL W 0HGLD VDLG R 7 HVGD W DW HGDVL H V W D VIH DV D 3 HVLGH WLDO HT HVW L HODWLR WR W H HOHDVH RI 5L DM DW L GHH G 6WDWH 0L LVWH DPDO 5DMDSDNVD VWDWHG L 3D OLDPH W W DW 5L DM R OG EH H D HVWHG LI I HV HYLGH FH D DL VW LP V IDFHV 5LV D G DW L GHH D G LV IDPLO PHPEH V DYH EHH DFF VHG RI GHIR HVWDWLR D G IL D FLDO FR SWLR VL FH H DV D PHPEH RI W H 0D L GD 5DMDSDNVD RYH PH W G W H DYH EHH DFF VHG RI HVSR VL WH R LVP DV HOO VL FH W H (DVWH 6 GD DWWDFNV RFF HG HW H DV RW D HVWHG HYH DIWH W H H RYH PH W OHG E 3 HVLGH W RWDED D 5DMDSDNVD DVV PHG SR H , WH HVWL O H DV FOHD HG RI DOOH DWLR V RI GHIR HVWDWLR L E W H 6 S HPH R W R 7 H R W DG REVH YHG W DW W H HVHWWOHPH W L W H GLVS WHG D HD DG WDNH SODFH DFFR GL WR W H OD D G FLYLOLD V H H HVHWWOHG R W H R L L DO OD GV RI W H VHWWOH V LF W H DG L DELWHG EHIR H W H HYDF DWLR V WRRN SODFH G L W H HD D D DL VW W H /77( H DV DOVR LYH D FOHD F LW E R H RW H W D Easter Sunday Jaliya (April 21). Senarathna PERSONALIT­Y FACTOR 1R W H VWDWH LV OHG E D YH SRS OD OHDGH W LV S DFWLFHV FR VWD WO FDOO L WR T HVWLR W H FRPSOH LW RI GHPRF DF LV S LR LW LV W H PLOLWD D G L WHOOL H FH L GHYHORSPH W S REOHP VROYL HSLGHPLF FR W RO D G DGPL LVW DWLR H CORONA THAT BOOSTS DICTATORSH­IP October 2 , LV ODWHVW ERRN VWDWHV W DW D VWDWHPH W H PDGH W DW W H R R D YL V HSLGHPLF FR OG ERRVW FRPP LVP DV LGLF OHG W H RWHV W DW DOW R L D V WR DSS RDF FR OG FR W RO W H FR R D VLW DWLR EHWWH W D RW H FR W LHV LW V R HG W H OLPLWV RI W H D W R LWD LD DSS RDF RI W H ROG FRPP LVWV )R H DPSOH H FLWHV DW DSSH HG WR W RVH R DG IL VW HSR WHG DER W W H H YL V Pandemic, Slavoj Zizek The Constituti­ons of this country in 1947, 1972 and 1978 were created in environmen­ts conditione­d by the basic character of class, economy and society as well as internatio­nal balance of power prevailed then since 1978. Wilpattu August 17, 2017 1978, 1994 or Riyaj Bathiudeen 2015. 7 HVH L FLGH WV DSSH HG DPLGVW VSHF ODWLR V W DW W H RYH PH W DV DWWHPSWL WR HW W H V SSR W RI D IH 2SSRVLWLR 03V WR DGRSW W H WR W H R VWLW WLR LOO HVSLWH W H 6 L /D ND 3RG MD D 3H DP D 6/33 D G LWV DOOLHV DYL R VHDWV DW W H 3D OLDPH WD HOHFWLR R H RI W H 6/33 PHPEH V LV VH YL DV W H 6SHDNH OW R W H VROLWD PHPEH RI W H 20th Amendment The Cardinal seems to be of the view that the arrest of Riyaj was warranted but the release was not. It also suggests that he has strong reasons to believe that there has been a link between Riyaj and the terrorists In stark contrast to the general law principles, the 20A will establish a regime that wants to govern with what it calls ‘strict laws’ (the executive’s law, and therefore, an exception) in the name of democracy DOVR VH YHG L W H P D G DV W H 6HF HWD RI HIH FH RI 6 L /D ND H D WV WR OH DV 150 August 5 Acting IGP Chandana Wickremera­tna CONDITIONS AND THE CONTEXT L D PHVVD H WR W H 3D OLDPH WD 6HOHFW RPPLWWHH W DW DV DSSRL WHG G L W H S HYLR V RYH PH W WR S REH W H (DVWH 6 GD 7H R LVW DWWDFNV H H DV DFF VHG RI DYL GHDOL V LW WH R LVWV )ROOR L W H IDVW WR GHDW E Lee Kuan Yew or Mahathir Mohamad GLG H GHPD GV W DW LV R G EH W H OD H VHHV W H DV D S LVR W LW W H H VHH LP HOHDVHG D G W H ROH FR W LPS LVR HG 3HRSOH DOVR W L N H V RRG WR OH LW W H RYLG D G H GR RW PL G GRL LW LW W H 2 FR FH LV W H EDVLF I DPH R N RI GHPRF DF W H IHD W DW D L LG SR H VW FW H FR OG OHDG WR GLFWDWR V LS L D SR H VW FW H LW R W F HFNV D G EDOD FHV W H W L NV GHYHORSPH W LV V SH LR WR GHPRF DF R HYH W H GHYHORSPH W W DW FD EH DF LHYHG E LPS LVR L W H SHRSOH GRHV RW EHOR WR W H SHRSOH HYHORSPH W FD EH I HHGRP LWVHOI DV HOO R HYH H HPS DVLVH W DW R RSSRVLWLR WR W H LV RW WR W H PDMR LW V RYH PH W E W R O WR S HVH YH R G H P R F D W L F L WV D DL VW W H W D RI W H PDMR LW Our Peoples Power Party (OPPP) R DV R H PLVVL DIWH W H HOHFWLR PL W YRWH L V SSR W RI W H LOO PDNL LWV SDVVD H D HDOLW W H SRVVLELOLW RI D W L WR D G V F DV PHPEH V IDOOL LOO FD RW EH OHG R W 7 H R VWLW WLR GRHV RW FRPH GR DE SWO R I RP W H VN ,W LV HFR IL HG R L WH S HWHG DFFR GL WR W H FR VWD W G DPLFV RI W H SR H VW FW H W DW H LVWV L D FODVV Ven. Athureliya Rathana Thera in May/june 2SSRVLWLR OHDGH VD FDVWLFDOO VDLG W DW D W R LWLHV DG HYLGH FH D DL VW 5L DM EHIR H W H 3D OLDPH WD HOHFWLR D G R FH W H HOHFWLR DV RYH W H ORVW DOO HYLGH FH DW H PHD W DV W DW W H RYH PH W L R GH WR VFR H E R LH SRL WV LW W H 6L DOHVH HOHFWR DWH D HVWHG W H FR W RYH VLDO SROLWLFLD V E RW H D G R DYL DF LHYHG LW W H DYH HOHDVHG W H PD 7 H RYH PH W VHHPV WR DYH EHH L O SH W EHG E D VWDWHPH W PDGH E W H ODVW HD GHPD GL W H R VWH RI 5LV D G I RP W H PL LVWH LDO SRVW D G W R RW H 0 VOLP SROLWLFLD V Sajith DW V R OG H OHD I RP W LV VLW DWLR DV D GHPRF DWLF VWDWH 7 DW LV R H PL W D H W DW D W R LWD LD R GLFWDWR LDO H LPHV PD DW WLPHV DSSHD WR EH EHWWH W D W H FRPSOH LWLHV R FR I VLR V RI GHPRF DF D G W DW V F D H LPH FD HOS V HFRYH I RP H LVWL HFR RPLF D G SROLWLFDO E HDNGR V W W DW PD RW EH DV DFF DWH DV W H DVV PSWLR W DW FRPP LVP FR OG GHYHORS L W H GHYHORSPH W RI L HVH FRPP LVW OH LOO VW DWLR OLNH H F D L F LOOL IR L H E L L D GHVSRW WR F E HFR RPLF RHV H GHPRF DF LV DLOL DOVR GRHV RW DFF DWHO FDSW H W H D WL SHRSOH Premadasa Azath Salley and M.L.A.M. Hisbullah I RP W HL RYH R SRVWV DOOH L W H H H HVSR VL WH R LVP W H W H RYH PH W DSSRL WHG D W HH PHPEH FRPPLWWHH RI VH LR SROLFH RIILFH V WR H WH WDL FRPSODL WV D DL VW W H W HH SROLWLFLD V G W H SROLFH ODWH VDLG W DW R FRPSODL WV W DW D D WHG DW OHDVW T HVWLR L RI W H W LR H H HFHLYHG E W HP R HYH W H H H DO SH FHSWLR HVSHFLDOO DPR W H 6L DOHVH R DW L GHH V LV L O H DWLYH 7 H DW LV DSSH L (LW H W H PHGLD DV F HDWHG D GHPR R W RI V EVWD WLDWHG DOOH DWLR V R D GV RI W H V FFHVVLYH RYH PH WV D H WLHG E VRPH L YLVLEOH SR H It was a single vote that defeated the Throne Speech in Parliament in 1964, resulting in the fall of the Sirima Bandaranai­ke government Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith R VDLG DW D S HVV FR IH H FH DW W H F ELV RS V R VH L RORPER R W DW HOHDVH RI W H V VSHFW RI W H (DVWH 6 GD FD D H VPDFNV RI D GHDO HVSLWH W H D GL DO RW DYL HIH HG WR W H SD WLHV RI W H GHDO LF H V VSHFWHG LW S RPSWHG 3 HVLGH W RWDED D 5DMDSDNVD WR LVV H D VWDWHPH W DV D )DFHERRN SRVW R FODLPL W DW LV RYH PH W DG RW H WH HG L WR D GHDO LW 3D OLDPH WD LD 5LV D G DW L GHH 7 H D GL DO VHHPV WR EH RI W H YLH W DW W H D HVW RI 5L DM DV D D WHG E W W H HOHDVH DV RW ,W DOVR V HVWV W DW H DV VW R HDVR V WR EHOLHYH W DW W H H DV EHH D OL N EHW HH 5L DM D G W H WH R LVWV R FROG EORRGHGO NLOOHG RYH L RFH W PH RPH D G F LOG H ODVW HD 6 VSLFLR V PL W DYH EHH I HOHG L LP LW VRPH RI W H SLFW HV S EOLV HG ,W P VW EH HFDOOHG W DW LW DV D VL OH YRWH W DW GHIHDWHG W H Throne Speech in Parliament in 1964 HV OWL L W H IDOO RI W H 6L LPD D GD D DLNH RYH PH W /DWH October 3 Passara MP, Amarananda Ratnayake R HS HVH WHG W H OL SD W DG VDLG W DW E HDNGR RI LV YH LFOH R W H D WR 3D OLDPH W S HYH WHG LP I RP YRWL IR W H 7 R H 6SHHF 7 H HIR H 2SSRVLWLR PHPEH V YRWHV D H VWLOO S HFLR V IR W H 6/33 GHVSLWH W H SD W V S HFHGH WHG YLFWR DW W H HFH W H H DO HOHFWLR H FH W H VSHF ODWLR V W DW W H RYH PH W DV DSS RDF HG October 4 He was also given a clean chit by none other than Acting IGP Chandana Wickremera­tna in a message to the Parliament­ary Select Committee that was appointed during the previous government to probe the Easter Sunday Terrorist attacks Rishard Bathiudeen’s All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) D H RW IR GHG HVLGHV I HOL W HVH VSHF ODWLR V 5LV D G DG WROG PHGLD W DW LV SD W R OG WDNH D GHFLVLR R W H W PH GPH W L GHSH GH WO DV W H H H H WLFOHV L LW LW LF LV SD W FD D HH 250 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R Pressreade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . 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