Sri Lanka’s future & voter fault lines

Sri Lanka&#8217s geopolitical positioning has been both a blessing and a curse. In spite of 17 invasions from South India, 3 Christian Western colonial occupations over 410 years at no time did Sri Lanka fall except to be handed more than to the enemy by regional traitors &#8211 Alas the exact same appears to be unfolding specifically 200 years later. It is the lessons from these past histories that beckon citizens to be cautious of history not been repeated given that within the political establishment there are parties &amp politicians ever ready to divide the nation if it enables them to stay in energy. If the voters vote considering within the parameters of their personal demands overlooking the bigger ramifications for the country the complete nation is most likely to endure and fall. Although we require to accept that there is no one hundred% best leader, policies must usually be nationalistic and making certain the sovereignty and national safety of the country comes very first. We do not elect folks to office to advance the agendas of other nations and these elements need to be working on the minds of all voters.
Let us look at how the voters feel:
The Tamil voters (Hindu, Christian/Catholic, Higher caste/class, low caste &amp poor)
  • Victims of Tamil politicians (some by option some with no option) tapping into getting Tamils to vote for &#8216our own folks&#8217 as a result major Tamils to self-alienate themselves from pondering nationally.
  • Self-alienation by such actions negates claims to want to reside in peaceful co-existence when Tamils align with separatist political parties and do not take a stand
  • Apart from a modest fraction the majority of Tamil voters do not believe nationally, statistically proven by the manner they continue to vote for separatist political parties and give preferential votes to politicians advertising separatism.
  • Providing credibility to racist/extremist Tamil politicians by continuing to vote for them
  • Fixated by a mythical notion of a Tamil homeland propagated for political agendas with no realizing that Tamils came from Tamil Nadu as migrants and settled down in Sri Lanka over diverse periods in time.&nbsp
  • Majority of Tamils hold an emotional gratitude to LTTE for enabling them to settle in western climes employing the &#8216discrimination&#8217 tag which continues to be utilised as a battering ram. Several will not realize that it is the desire to reside in the West not so much any hatred for Sinhalese that tends to make Tamils seek asylum. Sinhalese discrimination is only employed as a tool to get a foothold into the West and enable much better living and education for their young children &#8211 these realities are being manipulated by India, the West and Tamil politicians
  • It is suggested that Tamils come out of considering themselves as the aggrieved celebration and grow to be&nbsp&nbspa stakeholder to developing the country as an alternative of eternally complaining about what they have not been provided ignoring what they have got in just a handful of years when for three decades under LTTE they did not even get a paved road!
  • The nation cannot rise if a handful of individuals want to bring the nation down simply because their aspirations are not realized. When constitutionally, legally, legislatively all men and women are treated equal ahead of the law it is unfair to be promoting false notions.
    &nbspChristian/Catholic voters (Sinhalese &amp Tamil)
  • Divided in between putting religion or nation 1st considering that the headquarters of each religions are located and connected to Western imperialism and it was by converting Sinhala Buddhists and Tamil Hindus following 1505 that the spread of Christianity took spot via colonial policies and rule making a group of men and women who had been aligned to and loyal to Western dogmas and values. This notion continues to be nurtured by means of various modus operandi orchestrated by the West.
  • The conversion of natives to Christianity remains component of divide &amp rule policy and connected with increasing Christian foot soldiers in Asia facilitated by Christian NGOs &amp faith organizations operating as help workers &amp humanitarian help providers.
  • The hyperlinks of specific church leaders all through LTTE rule and even post-LTTE elimination queries the nature of the Church&#8217s involvement with LTTE and LTTE fronts overseas.
  • The Sunday congregation has been typically used to influence Church goers and establish who their allegiance need to be with in distinct throughout election instances. This is subtly accomplished.
  • It is only a handful of Christian/Catholic Sinhalese &amp Tamils who recognize the international picture, the ramifications and foreign agendas and place nation very first understanding the gameplan to divide the nation and the folks.
    Muslim voters
  • As opposed to in the case of Sinhalese &amp Tamils who are subdivided as Sinhalese Buddhists/Christians and Tamil Hindus/Christians &#8211 Muslims stick to Islam, a religion foreign to Sri Lanka and came with traders who were allowed to settle in Sri Lanka by the Sinhale kings.
  • The influence upon Muslims by means of the mosques is observed by the manner that Wahhabi Islam has penetrated into society raising alarm bells with a Muslim joining the Wahhabi ISIS movement and getting killed lately.
  • Though Muslims had been warned not to fall prey to the Wahhabi slogans of halal/Shariah banking/burka showcasing that these had been not component of genuine Islam, Muslims took these warnings negatively and now in connecting the dots it is straightforward to understand that the Wilpattu, Kattankudy, attacks on Sufis all align to US-Saudi infiltration to slowly build an additional battlefront in Sri Lanka employing Muslims in order for the West to safe the East of Sri Lanka. An endeavour the West can very easily penetrate employing the War on Terror against Jihadists! It is nevertheless not also late for the Muslims to disassociate themselves from these slogans pushed by Wahhabi mosques.
  • Even though several Muslim politicians prevail they usually align to political parties advertising only Muslim will and have absolutely nothing to supply nationally.
  • Muslims in voting for such ethno-religious parties statistically confirmed show that they too are not considering nationally however a lot they claim to want to live in peaceful co-existence.
  • The party that majority of Muslims end up voting for at all elections finish up crossing more than for individual gains and destabalizing the country. The Muslims that vote for such political parties are knowingly contributing to the destabalizing of the nation being aware of the behaviour of these parties and in distinct the politicians who have a record of crossing over for individual gains only.
    Sinhalese Buddhist voters
  • The majority votebase in Sri Lanka are the Sinhala Buddhists and it is these voters that all political parties attempt to win over (but only during election time &#8211 after that they are usually forgotten till the subsequent election)
  • The stability of the country is held collectively by the Sinhala Buddhist voters who look for how the trend is flowing and then use their votes to make certain the country is not compromised. Because ancient times the quest has been to break or divide the Sinhala Buddhists then only the country&#8217s protective layer is exposed for these that want to manage or manipulate it. For that reason the strength and foundation of the country rests with the Sinhala Buddhists and their will to hold the nation with each other.
  • However, Sinhalese voters are divided by religion, by political party, by class, by these that appear at safeguarding the nation whatever celebration comes to energy and these that choose foreign rule.
  • Although the 2 primary national political parties are not a lot separated in common ideologies the UNP leadership falling into the hands of 1 person for a distinct time period has projected the notion that the celebration stands for the rights of the minority completely ignoring the wrongs taking spot to the majority. Moreover, allegiance to always running to the West for guidance and assistance has diminished the sovereign aspect of governance by natives. The SLFP even though attempting to strike a balance has erred in not taking choices when folks have crossed boundaries and not communicating plans effectively to the public. SLFP has also erred in siding with minority leaders who have becoming pushing for anti-national themes which is what has tremendously contributed to the majority Buddhist voters feeling disappointed with the SLFP/UPFA policies. This region needs consideration. Minority politicians representing ethnic-based political parties must not be provided strategic portfolios (defense, education, financial, heritage &#8211 as they are funded to carry out diverse agendas and the damage completed will only be observed years later).
  • The Sinhala Buddhist voters stay disgruntled in view of incursions to their heritage sites, cultural genocide unaddressed, poverty amongst Sinhala Buddhists unaddressed and the lack of any Sinhala politician to publicly claim he/she stands for the rights and grievances of the Sinhala Buddhists when Tamil and Muslim politicians openly do so. A lacuna has been produced simply because even internationally there is no one particular to list out the grievances of the Sinhalese Buddhists for the globe to understand the other side of the story.
  • Then we have the kolambian voters even though statistically an unimportant number. However in view of their influence more than business and social circles the notion they project about Sri Lanka impacts the general nation&#8217s image. Historically, the Kolambians have been aligned to a pro-Western liberal worth method ignoring the ramifications for the history and heritage of Sri Lanka specifically offered the West&#8217s agenda of changing the demography of continents (culturally, religiously. Note the Church&#8217s orders to priests to enhance flocks and Christianize Asia. This endeavour demands conversion and converting men and women by many covert means to Christianity/Catholicism). When these facts are pointed out the instant response is to uncover fault with the messenger overlooking the dangers in the message! The targets for conversions are generally those who are poor and these who are stressed/mentally disturbed. Buddhists and Hindus do not have the wherewithal financially to compete with the billions the Church and Islam uses to convert folks except to highlight the subtle methods continents are becoming changed and politicians are made to keep silent!

There is considerably that Sri Lankan voters want to consider of far more than casting a vote due to the fact the value of petrol or gas is decreased or salaries are increased. The folks need to ask who can provide stability to the nation although not undermining and compromising the country to foreign elements waiting to use Sri Lanka for their own geopolitical interests. As a sovereign nation we should act as one particular. We do not vote politicians to advance the agendas of other nations. We must believe constantly on the lines of how protected and secure the nation is and which party will guarantee the nation is not divided or separated.

by Shenali Waduge

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