One can see huge crowds thronging the Hanuman temples across the country on Saturdays. This is to appease Hanumanji and propitiate the Sani Bhagwan, who as per legend, runs scared of Hanumanji. Children dote on the intrepid Hanuman who attempted to swallow the Sun thinking it was a fruit. Many people wear Hanuman taweez a kind of metal object to ward off evil.
By Dayan Jayatilleka — Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Sri Lanka appears to face an easy choice: That, however, is an illusion. The truth is that Sri Lanka faces two ghastly choices: The uncritical supporters of the Rajapaksa status quo do not see the first danger.
They see a linear progression in material modernization, which either does not require an accompanying political, educational and cultural modernization or they assume that modernization of the material base will inevitably, inexorably bring the other desired modernizations in their wake.
The uncritical supporters of the Combined Opposition see no benefit from the material modernization. For them it is all a sham and a financial shakedown. For this school of thought, any kind of change is better than none, and this upcoming Presidential election is the last chance for democratic change possibly in our lifetime, so any risk is worth taking.
I cannot agree with the main assumptions of either camp. The uncritical supporters of the Rajapaksa regime are wrong in assuming that it is right to resist political change. They are wrong in thinking that security is best achieved by pure stability and that stability is best assured by complete continuity.
They are wrong because their kind of stability leads to stagnation which in turn results in putrefaction, which, given the external and internal ethnic pressures we have to contend with, may culminate in the crackup or diminution of the Sri Lankan State itself.
Simply put, if the present attempt at democratic change fails, the West will almost certainly commence the escalation to harder options, with the ground being prepared in Geneva, March To me however, this is not a sufficient argument to make a decision to vote for change at the upcoming Presidential election.
Change is necessary; even imperative. But what kind of change, where, when and to whom? For the ultimate figure of the fusion of the cold and hot streams of human thought—Realism and revolutionary zeal—we must look to Lenin.
Who wins and who loses? Now this was during the same television newscasts that showed the true nature of the place and the persons he was pledging to transfer the power of the Presidential chair to, namely the parliamentarians who before our very eyes, and at that very time, were engaging in a game of musical chairs!
So, if we are to trust Mr. Sirisenawhich is anchored in the democratic consent of the majority of our citizenry The counterargument that stability will be assured by the abolition of the electoral system of proportional representation and a quasi return to a predominantly first-past-the post system is cold comfort, because JR Jayewardene argued for a strong and stable executive free from the whims and fancies of the legislature, precisely after decades of experience with the Westminster system.
Who is to say that in a hung parliament barely topped by a self-enfeebled presidency with residual executive powers, a concerted infusion of cash by the secessionist network of the Tamil Diaspora will be unable to engineer a government of its choice which will pledge the withdrawal of troops from the North?
Sirisena will not and structurally cannot be the decisively pre-eminent power center. It will be the PM and the Cabinet. The dominant political poles of attraction are more than likely to be Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mrs.A meeting is held with the larger student good governance and economic transparency in the body to share the findings from the process, explain Gambia.
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Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power Zbigniew Brzezinski. out of 5 stars the economic hardships, and the corruption. He laid out the likelihood of China becoming an economic free-zone under a hard core controlling political regime. his repressive regime decayed to a corrupton-dominated state under Breshnev Reviews: 2.
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