Holistic rule if Sri Lankan use their franchise wisely!
The minorities in Sri Lanka were most disadvantaged when the level of good governance began sinking decades ago due to the absence of a holistic rule by governments that ignored a balanced constitution with checks and balance to safeguard all minorities ruled by Buddhist Sinhalese community dominated rulers; and the struggle caused a three decades long cruel civil-war that spared none. As the civil-war brought to finish in 2009 the downward trend accelerated under negative peace and on reaching the bottom in 2015 got stuck as the nation coffers were emptied by corrupt rulers. A wind of change began blowing in the country and as the rule changed following the General Election; the majority of the ruled expecting the new rulers to rid of corruption excesses and enact the promised new constitution, believed firmly that things could only get better to guide an equitable and fair society. Regrettably the new rulers failed to use the opportunity to get on with good governance and five years on people are getting ready for another round of elections.
All propaganda activities cease at midnight today to be followed by 48 hours of cooling period gives sufficient time for every voter in the island to decide on the right candidate to vote at the 2019 Presidential Election due two days later on 16 November. As this election is to elect the next Head of State, every citizen must review all aspects with an open mind beyond any political party affiliations they may have and come to a decision before exercising their franchise to vote.
Holistic rule is possible if Sri Lankan use their franchise wisely; with all eligible to vote facing the possibility of getting the peace gains made over the past five years being wiped out if a wrong candidate get elected out of the two likely candidates capable of winning presidential election. Especially the minorities have no choice than to back the candidate with right kind of politics prepared to provide an all-inclusive holistic rule, to create a better tomorrow for generations to come than today. Only then Sri Lanka will begin its upward journey to become a developed nation once more with a holistic rule fit for a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation, as it was at the time of independence in 1948 with a balanced constitution in place with the Buddhist Sinhalese community dominated government, no fuss!