Those who are critical of the President Mahinda Rajapakse and his government are looking through coloured glasses. Hence they take irreality of what they see as the reality.
There are those who looking through glasses see only corruption, and every thing outside it is blurred and out of focus. Some question, what is the use of infrastructure development it is not the immediate need of the people ? Mostly those who look through these coloured lenses other than those in the opposition and the Tamil diaspora are those of the Sinhala diaspora. The colour of the glass depends on their various affiliations, Catholics, anti socialist, those who seek an English educated political leadership etc., and others who have an axe to grind against the President and his government.
For some of them the only reason to be thankful to the President is his elimination and brining peace to the country, the other things are “minor details”.
Some says, they would even bow down to the President for what he has accomplished, but Catholics do not believe in bowing down ,as it is degrading, therefore they are only thankful. He should be voted some say because he is the best of the worst. What a generous appreciation of a man who risked his life and gave everything to make
the most fast growing
economy in the world ? Sri Lanka
Oddly that aspect is blurred because of the colour of the glasses they look through. Yet they are not prepared to give full credit to the President even for elimination of terrorism and bringing peace, as it is a combined effort they say, with the Soldiers and assistance from
The glasses being dark in colour some fail to see what is evident. From the time President Mahinda Rajapakse having failed to get the terrorist leader Prabhakaran to negotiate a peace settlement, resorted to a Military solution , the American Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert O’Blake along with his Western friends did not stop their “mantra” that there is no military solution to end terrorism but only a negotiated settlement. Then onwards
America and the West did not end their effort
for a regime change in . Sri
What is happening today, with resolutions in the UNHRC, EU quota restrictions issued on export of garments from
, and now with EU sanctions on fish
import and lifting the ban on LTTE, are definitely not strictly legal, but a
part of a political manoeuvres by the West with the object of a regime
Ranil Wickramasinghe is a lackey of the West and the EU’s sanctions are to make the President unpopular and thus help Ranil Wickramasinghe their puppet get the votes of the disgruntled people to defeat Mahinda Rajapakse in a Presidential election. Ranil Wickramasinghe is of course not a man who could influence the Western leaders to do what he wants, but the Western leaders use him to realise their Agenda of a regime change in
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“When the Western powers fail to get the government of
to do what it thinks they should be
doing, what comes next will most probably be not another resolution but
economic sanctions. Most Lankans will have heard of the sanctions against Sri
Lanka Iran which hurt Sri
Lanka as well because we were unable to buy our crude oil
as we used to do. Every motorist in this country knows that the sanctions
against Iran Iran hurt us as much
as it did .
However we should understand that the sanctions against
were imposed by the UN Security Council over its atomic power program. Even Iran China and Russia
have apprehensions about a Muslim atomic bomb because of the presence of Muslim
extremists in both countries and they too gave their approval for sanctions
Looming US-EU Sanctions -Island 29 October, 2014. Iran
That is not a” manthra” but reality of what is happening which cannot be distinguished seeing through coloured glasses these anti government critics wear.
The UNP’s main complaint against the President -the Rajapaksa regime as they call it, is the involvement of the Rajapakse family in politics. But again because of the coloured glasses through which they look they do not see the benefits that accrued to the President from his family ties to make a success of most of his undertakings such as bring peace to the country and develop the North that had suffered much from terrorism in a record time. It is significant that the North has received as much or more development projects compared to the South. While the President’s younger brother Gotabhaya Rajapakse looked after the military aspect his other brother Basil Rajapakse took over the development of the North. Now it is thanks to Gotabhaya Rajapakse that we see development and beautification of towns in
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Because of the colour of the glasses they see through some of the critics do not see the wonder of a Single man’s effort to Unite the Country and develop it from a “failed” state to a middle income country with formidable economic progress never seen before in Sri Lanka. The IMF and the World Bank had called
of missed opportunities, when they were handing out loans on their conditions. Now the IMF see Sri Lanka in a different light. And
that is due to the efforts of the President working with foresight placing
the correct people in the correct
place. The coloured glasses cannot differentiate between the people with honesty and integrity and a few that is
not. Sri Lanka
Those with coloured glasses see only the negative side of progress and development, nepotism, bribery and corruption. Poor countries still on the path of development may also have bribery and corruption, but it is only when there is large scale development with large investments the bribery and corruption take a greater dimension. That could be taken as a sign of vast development projects.
It is best to have zero corruption, but we are dealing with human beings subject to human failings such as attachment(lobha) aversion (dosa) and delusion (moha). These arguments some critics say are good for the gullibles, the ordinary mass of people who can see the difference of what it had been
before 2005 and what it is today do not wear coloured glasses and see the
reality, and they are far from
being a gullible lot. Sri Lanka has an educated
population, they are not biased and prejudiced like many of the Sinhala
diaspora. Therefore they understand better being able to evaluate development from ground reality. Sri Lanka
President Mahinda Rajapakse is a good Buddhist. He is generous not selective in offering assistance for the wellbeing of the people without discriminating against them for their religion, their communal difference or for their social standing in society. He is against all those that cause suffering to the people, whether they are terrorists, drug dealers, criminals or under world mafia. On full moon poya days the residence of the President “Temple Trees” become a temple where people gather to listen to Buddhist discourses. It is not to seek popularity, but to make the words of the Buddha vibrate in Temple trees, the residence of the Citizen number one.
The President Mahinda Rajapakse is not a mafia chief as some of the critics who look at him through coloured glasses say, harbouring drug dealers, rapists , and criminals. A Sinhala Buddhist will vehemently protest against such innuendo against their dear President, who has changed their lives to an unimaginable extent. Those are allegations seemingly made turning towards the Western enemies of
now preparing for a
regime change. Pointing out that is not
another manthra to deceive the gullible. Sri Lanka
Mahinda Rajapakse has been the President of Sri Lanka only for 9 years, and within that period of time he had brought about positive changes to
Sri Lanka, which had not seen such a great
transformation for the last 57 years since .
Of course looking through
coloured glasses one would see only the elimination of terrorism, and the rest
pushed away as obfuscations. Independence
President Mahinda Rajapakse is a shrewd politician, sagacious and wise. Though he is the President of a small country, he stands foremost among the world leaders of today-Barrack Obama, David Cameron, Francois Holland, Angela Merkel, and the rest. He is more than a politician. He is a statesman. He has principles on which he works . Mahinda Chintanaya is his political philosophy which is the basic document of his political vision for the development of
. He does not change the basic
principles in the document, but changes
only the means to achieve them. Sri Lanka
He does not change his principles for the sake of popularity. He recognises what is wrong and what is right and fights against wrong and stand by what is right. We have seen in many instances of communal disputes, where he has taken decisions ascertaining what is right and appropriate without allowing the incidents to go out of control. He does not precipitate into action but takes wise decisions.
President Rajapakse is a man with a foresight and has a vision of what his country and his people need. He is able to win over the people around him to believe in him and work with him to realise his objectives which are beneficial to the people. He has been able to show the people the soundness of his actions, and the correctness of his decisions.
Those who look at his actions with bias and prejudice will fail to understand his intentions.
Some look through really opaque glasses and is blinded by their own opinions. They do not hesitate to insult the president, using lowly uncouth language.
Despite the wrath manifested by those looking through glasses of different colours the President stands like a rock continuing to do his work according to his plan- Mahinda Chintanaya for the good of the people and the country. He knows how to speak to the heart of the people, without attacking his opponents. He has not abused his executive powers. He has allowed complete freedom to the media despite rumours spread by his opponents of white van kidnapping, and disappearances of journalists.
There are hundreds of websites and news papers attacking him. The only website that allows pro government articles is the Lankaweb. The Media Federation which always come forward to attack the President and his government and defend the journalists did not come forward to defend the article written by Shenali Waduge which drew criticism to the title of the article “How meaningful are Jayalalitha’s love letters to Modi ?” The Media Federation defends only journalists who write against the President and the Government.
Shenali Waduge is one of the best investigative Journalists who exposes dangers to
coming from within and from outside. Her
articles which should be given widest possible publicity are unfortunately not
published in National News papers like the Sri Lanka Island,
the Daily Mirror, and the Sunday Times. The Daily News which published some of
her articles seems to shy away after the
incident of the article about
Jayalalitha’s Love letters, which needed an “unnecessary” apology by the
President Mahinda Rajapakse who challenged the most ruthless group of terrorists was the fist in the terrorists killer list. But he faced them without fear. He stood up against the foreign Ministers from
UK and who
demanded a ceasefire. He finally eliminated the terrorists and brought peace to
the country, but now he is in Western governments list of regime changes, and war criminals. The Western Governments have no principles and they work under the “command” of the pro
terrorist Tamil diaspora who provide them votes for political power. France
President Mahinda Rajapakse has no reason to remain in fear. He is prepared to take risks for the sake of his country and his people.
eliminated terrorism, and that is no crime.
The Armed Forces of Sri Lanka was aiming their guns at terrorists and at
no time at the Tamil civilians. The Sri Lanka USA and its allies who should look into
themselves to see who are war criminals
to evade the finger of accusation from being pointed at them. Sri Lanka
What those looking through coloured glasses do not see are the enormous development projects of the President. President Mahinda Rajapakse had been active attending to his duties as the President of Sri Lanka to take it forward into development and prosperity ever since he was elected President in 2005. He has not allowed himself to get entangled in rumours, scandals, and misleading half truths. But he had organised his team of Ministers, academics, scientists, and technicians, and the Armed Forces for a continuous process of development of the country in all sectors. He organised the means to eliminate terrorism, at the same time he set about infrastructure developments.
not what it was in 2005 when President Mahinda Rajapakse was first elected into office.
He has organised and developed
every sector of the country: in Tourim,
in Agriculture, transport, Education,
taking IT Education to villages, supply of electricity to almost entirety of
Sri Lanka , supply of fresh water, development of the health sector,
development of towns, opening the train service from Colombo to Jaffna, and
reducing unemployment amoung many other
achievements. Sri Lanka
But these unparalleled development processes that modernised a poor country that had been suffering under terrorism for thirty years, within a short period of nine years , are unfortunately invisible for those who are looking through coloured glasses which show only bribery and corruption.
West instead of accusing the President Mahinda Rajapakse for uncommitted
violation of human rights or war crimes should nominate him for the noble Peace
Price for having accomplished the elimination of a ruthless terrorism which
they have so far failed to do. USA
The President of Sri Lanka has also been able to maintain diplomatic relations with the west extending it to Asia, Middle East and
Africa. Sri Lanka is also participating in various development project in Africa. under President Mahinda Rajapakse has
made it possible for its own entrepreneurs, scientists and technicians to work
in harmony to develop their inane talents and capabilities. Sri
“ It is in that back ground it has been announced that Sri Lankan engineers has produced the first Super Electric motor Car. “
will be in the international spotlight
this December when the Lankan owned company Code Gen International reveals its
first fully electric super car, 'Vega'. Brainchild of Code Gen CEO Harsha
Subasinghe, this project was initiated to show that Sri Lanka can take on projects of
this magnitude and successfully deliver.” Sri Lanka
Therefore those who look through coloured glasses should take them out to see the reality that besides corruption which is a global menace prevailing in every country, there has taken place in
unimaginable process of modernisation. And
to take it forward until it blossoms into grandeur the President Mahinda
Rajapakse should be re-elected for a further term at the next Presidential
election. Sri Lanka