Peace for the World

Peace for the World
First democratic leader of Justice the Godfather of the Sri Lankan Tamil Struggle: Honourable Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam

Friday, April 7, 2017

New constitution should prioritise the people

 By Fr. Augustine Fernando- 
Diocese of Badulla

"We hold the view that the people come first, not the government". John F. Kennedy.

There are individuals and small group of parliamentarians who do not seem to be true and acceptable representatives of the people for whom they have been nominated solely on party leaders’ choice. They disregard the people and plan to impose their views and sabotage the never-to-be-missed opportunity to adopt a New Constitution for Sri Lanka. They prioritize their individual selves under many pretexts. They presume that they, undemocratic, insensitive and short-sighted as they are, are the all-knowing masters and not the servants of the people. These saboteurs should be defeated.