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By Sarath Wijesinghe — Sarath Wijesinghe Correct foreign Policy for a nation is a pre-requisite for development and prosperity. It has a direct effect and impact on commercial and trade relations among members of the world family and the world. In a fast developing world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to live in isolation.
The advent of modern technology has promoted increased globalisation and an interconnected world community with the internet playing a large role in redefining political dynamics both domestic and international.
Foreign Policy is guided by the Minister of Foreign Affairs with the Ministry officials and the Ambassadors guided and advised by the head of the state.
Today member countries of the world family are directing their Ambassadors to give priority to commerce and trade along with the traditional duties they are entrusted with. Sri Lanka immensely benefited from the glorious Mayurian Civilization.
A new culture in Sri Lanka was dawn based on principles of Buddhism with developments culturally economically due to the close connections with the neighbours.
Friendship between the close friends then were equal, close and interconnected to friendship, culture, religion and developments of both countries culturally and economically irrespective of the size and population.
This is a classic example of our long cherished and correct foreign policy maintained from time immoral. Recent Past In the present context it is useful to trace Sri Lankan foreign policy and relations back to pre-independence, as during the independence foreign policy was controlled and decided by the colonial British Powers.
During the world war and the era of League of Nations British Empire was controlling the foreign policy of all the colonies.
After the Independence in no changes were made on foreign policy as Sri Lanka then backed the west and the Colonel rulers and powers. When Sri Lanka gained Independence it was defence less with no proper Army, Navy or an Air force to protect the country.
It is correct on the part of Hon D. Accordingly he perused the defence agreement with UK which is the best option then which SWRD got rid of depending on safety and protection on the strength of the nonaligned foreign policy of the country.
As a realist Politian he joined the Commonwealth and developed close links with the USA and continued friendship with UK the colonial father. Senanayake is a great son of Sri Lanka who mooted Agricultural developments whilst being honest about his pro west policy and continued western type rule during his tenure of office.
Bandaranaike and Narue of India became leaders of the non-alignment movement with many others wishing to be independent of any power blocks. SWRD was firm and committed to non-alignment which echoed in his frequent public statements.
He was for realistic and practical non alignment process. Though Jayawardena said that the success of foreign policy of any country depends on its close cordial and fruitful relationships with south Asian neighbours especially India, during his period the friendship with India was on the lowest ebb where India invaded Sri Lanka and pressurised to formulate and implement Indi Sri Lanka accord and the 13th amendment.
Sirimovo Bandaranaike and Rajapaksa followed the same concepts with practical changes. Non Alignment Summit during Sirimovo and the Commonwealth Summit during Rajapaksa are historical land marks and achievements for Sri Lanka with balancing effects on non-alignment which itself is a world force not aligned to any power group.
To her credit she maintained non alignment foreign policy with Kadigarmer who is an accepted and highly respected Foreign Minister who pounded on LTTE politically in the international arena to discredit the most ruthless and feared terrorist organization crushed by Rajapaksa later with the amazement of the world predicted that terrorist organizations cannot be crushed militarily.
Rajapaksa foreign policy has been the force behind the assistance and support equally from the West and rest, including India with the yeomen service and support to free South Asia and the entire world from the terror regime shocked the entire world.
He acted as a regional leader as the head of SAARC and a world leader as the head of the commonwealth tough overrun by his former health minister at the premature presidential election, when he had two more hears to go. Rajapaksa claims it an international coup and a part of regime change process by the West and some international organisations.
Do we have a Foreign Policy today? What is our Foreign Policy? Do we have a Foreign Policy; are we any longer Non Aligned? Are frequently asked but un- answered questions which has direct impact on the economy, prosperity and the future of Sri Lanka which has been transformed to be a most stable and peaceful country in the world after eradication of terror and introduction of mega developments, major improvements of infra structure and atmospheres on investment and tourism with the influx of investors and tourist as the main by-product of the peace dawned after three decades of war.
Neutralism is not cowardice according to SWRD non alignment is not just being a passive actor in the world family.“Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) goes far beyond sex ed, and is a dangerous assault on the health and innocence of children ” (American College of Pediatricians).
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