A dire day in Sri Lanka. Mahinda Rajapaksa, together with his circus of morons in the parliament have impeached the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake. When I heard the news my heart just sank but I was not surprised, since whatever the Rajapksa brothers want, they get! This impeachment motion is just another rung in the ladder up for the never quenching thirst for power that Rajapaksa so dearly sought after. When the impeachment motion is signed in by Mahinda (and it will) the judicial system in Sri Lanka, the final place of reconcile for its people, will be gone. Hence forth will be the full out right rule of Rajapaksa. No one will be able to question him and disagree with him, whatever him and his band of bothers decide to do, they can and they don’t have to answer to anybody. The people have lost their voice. I have always though that democracy was long dead and that we were just a facade of pseudo democracy to please the international community, to pacify them; but this is a blatant route to anarchy and dictatorship and still we, the people of Sri Lanka, keep our mouths shut and let the Rajapaksa clan kick us around. Honestly do we have no self respect? have we no self determination? I guess its more to do with the mind set of the Sri Lankan people. All that the Rajapaksa brothers have to do is go on stage and say its anti-patriotic if we don’t think on their demented mind set, or the other same horse they have been riding on since the end of the war about 4 years ago, all they have to say is “THE LTTE IS BEHIND THIS” and most people in Sri Lanka have their panties riding up their asses. Honestly after listening to the same cock and bull for the past 4 years one would think the people would have wizened up by now, but no, not Sri Lankans. Its sad but its a common trait with all dictators, in how they have a way of mesmerizing people into their way of thought even if their way of thought is curdled up even more than a septic tank (Hitler anyone? he manipulated most of the German population to think along his demented ideas).
With the collapse of the judicial system, the final wall between the people and the government is demolished, leaving the people bare to be abused and taken advantage of by the government. Rajapaksa and family now hold the treasury, defense wings and now finally the judiciary in their power and they can use them as a marionette anytime they want to do whatever their bidding maybe and the people are powerless to stop it. The media has already been stifled to silence by the Rajapaksa government and his pet rabid mongrel Mervyn Silva. The people just curse under thier breaths but accept the tyranny. What I don’t understand is, how can we just accept the tyranny?? Are we such pathetic beings that we need to give up our human rights and our freedoms, so that politicians and their families can live such comfortable lives? Where is the voice of the common man?…….Oh yea the common man was found right here celebrating the death of democracy for a bottle of kassipu and a packet of rice not even knowing what they were protesting and celebrating about and the consequences of it! The government did the usual trick to fool everyone, get truck loads of people from the rural areas promising them money, food and liquor to come for a day into the capital to celebrate the impeachment of the Chief Justice and to show that they support the president on this decision to drive a stake through the heart of the blindfolded lady justice. If half of these morons actually understood what they were being duped into, they would be slinging mud at Rajapaksa! And since the regime has the entire media infrastructure in the country to only preach what they want people to hear, the truth never comes out and the people are always misinformed. If any media outlet dares to speak the truth, out comes the rabid mervyn and crew, with gun ablazing to silence them down. Where is the media freedom? Isn’t a free, well functioning press the epitome of a democracy?
There seems to be a great divide between the educated and people of the rural region, instead of educating them of the way of the world, the government exploits such people to further its own ends. Mind you its not like all the educated think straight, I know some educated fools who still try to rationalize stupidity even though they know its stupid. they can see all around them that democracy is decaying and dying but they still would rather turn a blind eye to it than accept it as the alternative is too tiring or risky for their lives! Is this the Sri Lanka that is remaining? We keep rambling on at anyone who will lend an ear as to how beautiful and amazing our country is and how there are so many hidden adventures for people to explore but is this the reality we are facing now? I usually tell anyone who asks about Sri Lanka from me that it is a beautiful and amazing country, with so much to see and do but its being ruined by bad politics! I stand by it. Sri Lanka is just AMAZING but the politics that’s going on in our country right now is just stabbing at our beautiful country and letting her bleed alive. We, the people let this happen! During each of Rajapaksas incremental seize for power we just stood back and let him! When he infused controversial amendments into the constitution, we just sat back, whined and let him do it. When he kept increasing taxes under bogus new schemes, we whined and paid them. When he killed or subdued anyone who opposed him (the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the arrest of Sarath Fonseka and the stifling of the press by threats and intimidation) we just let them get away with it even though we knew the Rajapaksa family, together with the band of murderers he covers under his sarong (Mervyn and the fellow animal folk), were responsible. When Rajapaksa started conscripting family members into the government and giving them posts, not only did the family members did not deserve the posts, they also did know how to handle it and also abused it, and when Rajapaksa just started dishing out more power to these morons, we, the people, just stood back with our arms folded and nodded our heads and let it happen even though we knew autocracy will always be a stepping stone to dictatorship. When Rajapaksa started selling our country out little by little to the Chinese, first slowly, and now at an increasing and open affair, we just thought of the short term benefits and not think about the long term hole we were digging ourselves into. We have quite literally sold our soul to the Chinese.
We did not voice out! We never do! That is the advantage of the politicians in Sri Lanka. The know exactly how and when to manipulate us. We forget about everything that has been done and the amount of times we were used as mere pawns so that the President and his merry lot can live a luxurious life and a life of excesses at our expense. The rise of bad men into power is because of the silence of good men! That’s exactly what is happening in the country right now! Are we that gullible? Are we that stupid? Are we that repugnant? Is this what the people power of Sri Lanka is? I mean if politicians can open our mouths and pour manure into it day after day after day, and we just gobble it up and ask for more. Where is our self respect? When will be the time we spit the manure back at their faces and make them gobble it up! WE HAVE THE POWER…..WHY THE BANANA DON’T WE USE IT? The opposition is a worthless assembly of spineless jellyfish. They should voice concerns and retort on behalf of the people, but they don’t. The system is falling apart and very soon we, the people, will be paying the price.
By that time, the Rajapaksa family will have looted all our money and taken asylum in some other country with enough money for generations of thier families to live a luxurious lives, while we will be striving to make ends meet. This is not the Sri Lanka that I, or any single person who loves Sri Lanka, envisoned for her. I want my country to prosper and rejuvinate after all these years, not to be ravaged and exploited by mongorls who stride with power in their hands. The people put the power in their hands, and we the people have the power to take it way. The times of fidgeting with our fingers while our democracy and rights gets stripped away from us should stop. We are heading a totalitarian dictatorship which will culminate in no good outcome for the people. Its now or never. We should ask the people we elected into power the necessary questions and not be ok when they refuse to answer us, they are obliged to answer to us, we are the people!
The sacking of the Chief Justice is the last nail in the coffin of Sri Lankan democracy, any fool who doesn’t see that and any fool who does not acknowledge that, is a fool that let our beautiful country get defiled by selfish and ruthless politicians and helped our country sink into the deep, dark clenches of dictatorship. History shows how democracies turmoil into dictatorships, and Sri Lanka is showing all the signs. The international community will not do much to help, as they have their own agendas with Sri Lanka and they have too much red tape to cut through. Its time for the people to stand up and identify as the true owners of the country, not the politicians (they are just paid workers we have entrusted to run the country PROPERLY, in retrospect the people are the employers and the politicians are the employees. If an employee or employees are not working efficiently or we know they are abusing their position, as the employer we have the power to relive them off their duties and find a better replacement). WE NEED TO VOICE OUT!!
I sincerly hope that Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake will ignore her dissmisal by Rajapaksa and contiune her work, honuring the motion put forward by teh Supreme Court that she can carry on with her work. She should answer to the law, not Rajapaksa. No matter what Rajapaksa thinks, he is not above the law. He is a common man employed by the people to do a job, and his job description does not constitute to be God. I hope the members of the judicial system, including all international lawyers condemn this impeachment and show Rajapaksa where he should stand. I hope the Sri Lankan Judaical system will not recognize any new Chief Justice who will be appointed by the government to be the puppet of Rajapaksa. All I can say is STAY STRONG Dr. SHIRANI BANDARANAYKE!! MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!!
P.S: 3 of my friends who read this article agreed with what was written but also advised me against publishing it as they were afraid for my well being, so of course I am going to publish it. I have already gotten a few hate mail and flack for my previous articles on the Rajapaksa regime but all I can say is “mmeeeeehhhhhhhhhhh”. Some one has to voice out in some way.