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Enough is more than enough


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By Rienzie Wijetilleke

The Archbishop of Colombo has quite rightly called upon all those responsible for the Easter Sunday terror attack including the politicians to step down from their positions.

We, however, find that the political leadership that is handling the country’s affairs today has surreptitiously avoided taking any responsibility for these sad events, whilst trying to place the blame and responsibility on a few public servants and Police personnel, making them scapegoats.

I have no doubt that the public will agree with my stand that both major parties over the last 70 years have miserably failed to govern this country in a constructive manner. I therefore suggest that the President through a referendum call upon the people to answer the following questions.

1. Have not the rulers of both major parties since independence failed to manage this country in a constructive manner – Yes/No?

2. Should not we consider to remove the powers enjoyed by the present politicians through the Parliament (in other words suspend the Parliament for a specific period) – Yes/No? 

3. To appoint a non-political public figure who presently enjoys all-round respect from the public as the head of the Government – Yes/No?

4. Such person to be given authority to appoint the cabinet to maximum 15 professionals from specialised fields – Yes/No?

5. The current President whose term is due to end in a few months being given an extension of further three months in order to carry out the above exercise – Yes/No? 

6. This country as at today requires and overall change in the present structure and style of governance – Yes/No?


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