Sri Lanka: Heading towards constitutional despotism?
By 22 January 2015
The moral is about the social and political consequences of destroying freedom and justice. The idea of force cannot be the foundation of political legitimacy forever which successive Sri Lankan governments have relied for long since independence in 1948.
<p>There is a systemic crisis in Sri Lanka and the advanced stage of the cancerous polity will climax in the near future. The post-independent polity in Sri Lanka was never allowed to form itself. </p><p>It was constantly attacked by the acts of ‘Sinhala Only.’ The moral conditions required for the survival of plural society and democratic polity do not exist any longer in Sri Lanka. The rise of barbarous state and self-acknowledging devils competing for power are concurring signs of this tragic reality. </p>
Read the full article here: The Guardian - Sri Lanka