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Thoughts on Constitutional Reforms

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The book gives few excerpts from his address on 06 May 1945 on ‘The Communal Question And The Framing Of The Indian Constitution’. His expressions should provoke unreserved thoughts to those who intend framing a new constitution arising from communally based agitations in our country.
With regard to the Sri Lankan situation, the Indian Government has expressed its concern about the Tamil speaking people in our country and requested that they have a right to live a dignified and respected life, though such a right has never been denied. The Sinhalese people did not harbour any grievances towards the Tamil speaking people in the country and lived amicably with them. All grievances stemmed from the politicians of each camp and their selfish political ambitions which therefore resulted in political disputes.
 India’s reference to the Tamil speaking people with the support of several foreign countries led by USA and other European countries, reflects that they aspire to carve out an independent Tamil speaking new state. Thus it could be assumed that had the Sinhalese people spoke one or more of the several languages spoken in India, the Sinhalese would not have been subject to the present dictatorial selfish attitude and the attempts to divide the country on a communal basis would not have surfaced.
The Sinhalese, especially the Buddhists are in the same predicament as the ‘then’ Untouchables of India considering the recent reaction of some of the most powerful nations at the Geneva meeting. The over ambitious powerful India and the USA led foreign countries desire to politically clip off the wings of power of the Sinhalese Governments and forcefully divide the country, such that the Sinhalese Governments are restricted to the North Western, Western, Uva and the South and the rest as Tamil speaking, Indian controlled new countries with adopted names.

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