Friday, November 23, 2012

Professor Sunanda Madduma Bandara – again makes ass of himself today.

Sunanda Madduma Bandara – Director General (Development and Communication) in the Ministry of Economic Development. He,  therefore is a mouthpiece for Basil Rajapakse, his Minister as well of course for the Government. In today’s (Nov23rd) Lankadeepa Sinhala Newspaper (the paper with the highest daily circulation in Sri Lanka) Sunanda Madduma Bandara writes without disclosing his affiliation to the Government about the possibility of the people’s ownership, in this case of decisions via Parliament (in other words ‘parliament is supreme’) being belittled by the Judiciary taking an approach, and interpretation of the Constitution that goes against the ‘People’s Representatives’ and therefore the people’s choice.

He goes onto make an ASTONISHING STATEMENT about term limits which must be challenged lest we accept asinine statements from a Professor no less, and therefore casts doubts on his whole perspective and statement.

He says and I translate, that “in elections the loser has unlimited chances at contesting, so if a person is elected by popular choice, why should he also not have unlimited chances of contesting using the same logic, instead of only being allowed to contest for two terms”, as provided in the original Sri Lanka constitution, which was amended by the 18th Amendment to remove term limits? Instead of being subjected to term limits. “It was wrong in a democracy to impose term limits and therefore that was why this was removed, to make it right again!” What logic if left unchallenged?

Term limits all across the world are imposed not to all democratic elections in obtaining a people’s mandate, but most especially for Presidential elections. After all the US has a two term maximum. In Russia, it is a one term after which you can re contest after an absence of a term to ensure that continuity is prevented. Hence Putin was President, then Prime Minister and then re-elected President after the one term break, with Medvedev who was the President, and is now PM who can contest the Presidency again.

He clearly does not understand the necessity in a democracy to prevent undue advantage to the holder in office, especially with the power of office that goes with an executive presidency, to have limits to curtail prolonging one person rule. If he does, he is clearly compensated lavishly to make this claim as a seeming scholar!! So readers please not feel betrayed by what you read. Just read between the lines, and know the background of the writer!



  1. This ass has just been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya.

    Anyway it is a collection of arse lickers of MR that are now Vice Chancellors of University and the trouble at our Universities have increased many fold!!

  2. Whoa what is happening in Sri Lanka? The Director General for Media and Communications at the Ministry of Economic Development has been appointed a Vice Chancellor of Kelaniya.

    Pity Sri Lanka's descent into the abyss in University Education from previous heights!

  3. සුනන්ද මද්දුම බණ්ඩාරට කැළණිය සරසවියේ උප කුලපති වීමට තිබුනේ එකම එක සුදුසුකමකි. ඒ නම් බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂගේ අංක එකේ සට්ටැඹියෙකු වීම පමණි. එසේ නොමැතිව ඔහුට ආචාර්ය උපාධියක් (Ph.D.) නොමැත. අඩු තරමින් දර්ශනපති උපාධියක්වත් (M.Phil.) නොමැත. ඔහුට ඇත්තේ B.A සහ M.A. උපාධි පමණි. Ph.D. උපාධි පිරිනමන සරසවියක් වන කැළණියේ උප කුලපතිවරයාට Ph.D උපාධියක් නැතැයි කීම ගැන සමස්ථ සරසවි ප්‍රජාවම ලජ්ජා විය යුතුය.
    මේ අනුව නිවැරදි තීන්දුවක් ගනිමින් මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිවරයා B.Com, M.Com. සහ Ph.D. උපාධිධාරී ශ්‍රාස්ත්‍රඥයෙකු වන කැළණිය වානිජ හා කළමණාකරන පීඨයේ පීඨාධිපතිව සිටි මහාචාර්ය ඩී.එම්.සේමසිංහ මහතා නව උප කුලපතිවරයා ලෙස පත් කර තිබේ. එතුමන්ගේ ආචාර්ය උපාධිය ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ ක්වීන්ස්ලන්ඩ් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයෙන් ලබා ගත් එකක් වන අතර සම්භාවිත සඟරාවලට පර්යේෂණ ලිපි විශාල ප්‍රමාණයක් සපයා ඇත්තෙකි. විවිධ ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ සඳහා පර්යෝෂණ පත්‍රිකා 17 ක් පමණ ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත්තෙකි. LEN