In Sri Lanka, from 1945 to the present, a huge mistake was made by its ruled people, literally placed their political representatives, whom they elected to serve them on their heads. A good example was the event that occurred in 1966, prior to a public meeting held at the Kankesanthurai beach, after end of the Tamil Natiinal Youth Front Conference. Earlier in 1965, the United National Party had formed a government in alliance with the Tamil ‘Federal’ Party.
Then JR Jayewardene, the Deputy Leader and Minister of the United National Party, as the special guest for this public meeting with S.J.V. Chelvanayakam was drawn on a chariot made of model ‘house’ the iconic symbol of theTamil National Party.
It was organised by the local ruled people; an enthusiastic procession from Jaffna town to Kankesanthurai Beach lasted over 10 hours. We see many such irresponsible behaviours continuing to this day, that has put their country in dire straits.
Under this sinario, all deep-seated ethnic people of Sri Lanka should join together to create a non-racial cultural culture and elect their representatives accordingly, to change this situation. Only then the island nation will regain its paradise status again, fit for its multi-religious population!