Saturday, 25 October 2014

Why President Mahinda Rajapakse should be re-elected for the third time ?

When Sri Lanka was still a British Colony we were told that we should be like the English men.  They said the  white men were punctual, authoritative, honest, fair, just and reasonable.  It is only meeting them in their own natural surroundings we learnt that all that we were told about them was rubbish. We see them today- the politicians of the West , vindictive, dishonest, manipulative, egoist, unjust , unfair and least concerned about others, working for their own benefit retaining their grip over the underprivileged natives

Someone said that the Judges of the EU  would be just and would not be influenced by Western politicians in taking judicial decisions. But that is only an assumption based on our old belief. It is no secret that the British Parliamentarians are all out for the blood of  the President Mahinda Rajapakse for political reasons, and the white judges will not hesitate to help their kind. 

No political leaders of developing countries are safe from the western leadership craze and the Western Judges will not raise their voice in defence of their human rights.  We saw how Sadam Husain of Iraq was hunted and  hanged in front of  cameras, we saw how Colonel Gaddafi was hunted  allowed to be brutalised and shot. This was despite that some of these western political leaders  were enriched by both Sadam Hussain and Colonel Gaddafi.  The Agence France Press reported that,  Moamer Kadhafi's regime agreed to fund French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign to the tune of 50 million euros, a news website reported Saturday, publishing what it said was documentary evidence.

Hanging of Sadam Hussain

Colonel Gaddafi and President Mahinda Rajapakse
Colonel Gaddafi with Western Leaders

Western Leaders finally killed  Colonel Gaddafi
And about USA- “  Although completely suppressed in the US media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking.  The upcoming war in Iraq war is mostly about how  the ruling class at Langley and the Bush oligarchy view hydrocarbons at the geo-strategic  level, and the overarching macroeconomic threats to the U.S. dollar from the euro.  The Real Reason for the upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the ero as an oil transaction currency standard.  However, in order to pre-empt OIPEC, they needed to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its  2nd largest proven oil reserves.”  ( )

These are eye openers for NCP CM Wigneswaran, Sampanthan and the TNA clique if they have the intelligence to understand  that the whole American and Western exercise to implicate Sri Lanka for violation of human rights and war crimes is not for any  interest they have towards the Tamil people in the North and East, but to “gain geo-strategic  control ” of the north and east  of Sri Lanka.

The Western law and judges cannot be trusted to meet out fair and independent justice, specially  when it comes to deal with  “ black” political leaders of the developing Nations.
Hopefully now there are nations like China, Russia and even Modi’s India which will stand against the “terrorism” of the Western pseudo protectors of human rights, and their doubtful justice.

When it was announced that  Mahinda Rajapakse had won the Presidential elections, the Western media called him “ the hawkish President” even before he was sworn in as the President of Sri Lanka.

The President Mahinda Rajapakse earned the displeasure of  the West ever since he eliminated the terrorists despite all efforts of the West to save them.  It is since then they began to espouse the cause of the  pro-terrorist Tamil diaspora to divide Sri Lanka to set up a separate Tamil Eelam State, by accusing the President, his Government and the Armed Forces for violation of human rights and war crimes.

Their intention was evidently to teach a lesson to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka, for refusing their demand for a cease fire to save the terrorists from being eliminated. They are now  doing all they can to oust him from power  accusing him of violation of human rights and war crimes, hiring even the controversial UK Channel 4 to prepare video footage damaging the image of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces. 

These vindictive Western Nations have now  resorted to  bringing  resolutions against Sri Lanka for violation of human rights  and war crimes without a modicum of substantial evidence.  But we still seem to believe that the white western nations are honest, just, fair and reasonable.

 Hence it is not a West friendly puppet who will bend back wards to please his benefactors of the West that we should elect at the next presidential elections but a strong willed dedicated patriot who will stand against the manoeuvres of  the West.  The only man that fits into that category is the President Mahinda Rajapakse.

Hence it is now  that we should all turn to our President Mahinda Rajapakse, who is doing his best to carry out a planned development of  the country  providing peace and security to the people despite the obstacles the West is  putting against him with the intention of a regime change in Sri Lanka to put in place  an already dressed and trained puppet as the President.

The coming Presidential election is not so much an election between Presidential Candidates put up by different  political parties in  Sri Lanka, but against the West which has a stake in the out come of the Presidential election and would be doing everything possible to discredit and destabilise the  present President and his government  to see  that the Presidential election in Sri Lanka would be   favourable to them. 

We already see the Opposition leader who is the likely common Presidential  candidate of the opposition invited to attend the Conference of the  UK Conservative Party.  Strangely immediately after his return from the Conservative Party Conference, the EU announced restrictions on purchase of fish from Sri Lanka, and the European Court of Justice lifted the restrictive measures imposed on  LTTE . 

Ranil Wickramasinghe does not want to face  another failure at an election, and is determined to leave no stones unturned in his effort to win.  Hence it is likely that he is urging his Western friends (masters) to do their best to take measure to make the President Mahinda Rajapakse unpopular to turn the people against him  so that the disgruntled people  would vote for Ranil Wickramasinghe in preference to Mahinda Rajapakse. How else could one explain the latest EU measures  against Sri Lanka ?

UNP and Ranil Wickramasinghe do not stand for progress and development of the country. Ranil Wickramasinghe if he were to become the President will keep Sri Lanka bound to the West restricting the progressive development of Sri Lanka as a nonaligned independent  Sovereign State.  He may take conditional loans from the World Banks to develop Sri Lanka according to their plans, binding Sri Lanka to the West.

The global political power is changing and the South is for once showing signs of rising above the North.  China, Russia, India, Sri Lanka  and the other  SARC countries will be a new political power block.  In that situation we should have a leader who will not stooge to the West, if not Sri Lanka will be politically isolated. Sri Lanka has to be along side its Asian neighbours, without ceasing to have economic relations with the West.

The elimination of terrorism and bringing  peace to Sri Lanka by the President Mahinda Rajapakse marks the  dawn of a new age in Sri Lanka, where the past political systems has no place.  The Parliamentary System , democracy and justice have to change to develop Sri Lanka as an independent  Sovereign State without  restrictive alignment with the former colonial Westminster Democracy, the colonial administrative system and the British economic theories, by which the opposition politicians continue to measure the Sri Lanka development process.

President Mahinda Rajapakse  was not a peace time President.  When he assumed  his office Sri Lanka had been pushed into a worst possible situation by the former Presidents who did not know  what to do with terrorism.  JR Jayawardhane allowed India to mutilate the Sri Lanka Constitution of which he himself was the architect by introducing the 13 Amendment at the behest of India.  R.Premadasa armed the terrorists against the Indian Peace Keeping Force,  which  strengthened the terrorists who turned the arms against the people of Sri Lanka and its Armed Forces.  Chandrika Kumaratunga was made a phantom President  with Ranil Wickramasinghe taking over political decisions signing  a CFA with the terrorists and reducing the Sri Lanka Armed Forces  a weak ceremonial Army confined to their barrcks.

The people of Sri Lanka were living an uncertain life not knowing in what form death would come to them and their children.  The country was in the verge of being  territorially divided.  The terrorist leader was being called both the President and the Prime Minister of the Tamil people.

It is into this scenario that Mahinda Rajapakse stepped in as the President of Sri Lanka.  He may not have been sure whether he would be able to keep his promise to the people to eliminate terrorism, and bring peace and prosperity.  He had to rely on his brother Gotabhaya who is the only one in the family who had military experience and only one he could trust in his perilous undertaking to eliminate a ruthless, strong, well established group of terrorists who were already dictating terms to  hopelessly weak and demoralised Sri Lankan governments which were clueless about a way out of the inglorious situation.

Mahinda Rajapakse is an ordinary man .  He is no miracle maker. He is a man with a tremendous love for his country.  His determination, and unshaken trust in himself to overcome obstacle to achieve his objective made him a rare patriot to liberate Sri Lanka from the situation it was in and bring peace and prosperity to the people. 

We are just armchair critics who think that we have the solutions to all situations and criticise the President because he does not fall into the image of a President we have created in our minds.  But Mahinda Rajapakse the President of Sri Lanka showed that he is different  from others and succeeded not only in ending the thirty years of suffering under terrorism, but took Sri Lanka progressively forward in all fields until it reversed the myth that the development  is reserved to the white West.

The West has failed both economically, and politically . Greece is almost bankrupt, the President of France has fallen low in popularity, and the country is economically in a mess, with unemployment rising, Spain, Portugal and Italy have still not found solutions to their economic problems, UK  also has its internal problems. America is not yet out of the financial crisis it had to face, but continues to create tension every where in the globe, placing obstacles to developing countries.

Cuba is under an American trade and economic embargo since 1960, and now even imposes sanctions to Russia. The democratic tolerance and dialogue to settle political problems have given place to show of armed power with NATO Forces and imposition of sanctions.

Henrikas Mickevicius in an article on Tolerance as a basis of Democratic Development  writes:

“ I have a strong sense that in recent years traditional Center-right political forces in the
Western world - in Europe and the United States, at least - have been moving,
sometimes radically, to the right, and in particular on social and moral issues.

Hard - and loud – politicians who claim being dedicated patriots and moral purists are
increasingly gaining control in the traditional centre-right parties by employing
stereotypes, prejudices, and radical rhetoric; advocating for and implementing public
policies, disrespectful of human rights, and promoting the culture of intolerance; using,
and sometimes distorting, Christian faith to support their positions; exploiting their
societies‘ economic insecurities and fears.

In the long run, it will cause problems for these parties as they increasingly alienate
moderates who are concerned about the quality of democracies in their States. Along
the way, however, they will damage Western tradition of tolerance, respect for human
rights, and consequently undermine democracy, as these three concepts are closely

The President Mahinda Rajapakse eliminated terrorism and brought peace to the people of Sri Lanka in his first term of office.  In his second term of Office, he developed the infra structure of the country. He united the people, established peace, and security.  He made head way in economic development.

If Tamils in the North are still claiming discrimination against the Tamils, it is because the Tamil politicians who have still not given up the dream of the terrorists are misleading the Tamil  people not to cooperate with the President and his government despite the enormous development brought to the North and east and improved their living condition far better than it had  ever been before.

No leader of people escapes from critics and enemies.  Jesus, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Lumumba were killed for, their ideas.  Those  who places trust in others are blamed when those trusted turn out to be unworthy of such trust.  Even Devadatta became the enemy of the great Buddha.

The President Mahinda Rajapakse is a Sinhala Buddhist.  He maintains a high standard of moral  values which no other political leader could claim.  He is a leader who shared responsibilities  expecting  those who were placed in position of trust carry out their duties.
It is through that means that he has been able to develop Sri Lanka in all its aspects.

He is accused for nepotism, mismanagement, misdirection and what not.  But it is nepotism that helped him to be successful in eliminating the worst calamity Sri Lanka faced under terrorism.  It is still his close relatives he could trust above any one else. He has set out the ways to develop the country, and managing and the direction of those activities are in the hands of those who have been entrusted with them. 
Godwin Samararatne Conducting a Meditation retreat in Singapore
Godwin Samararatne a well known meditation teacher often visited Western countries  to conduct meditation retreats. Once speaking to the meditators at his Meditation Centre in Nilambe, said that when he conducted retreats abroad every thing was well organised, when he was invited to address the meditators, he was conducted to  a comfortable seat, with a low table on the side with a glass of water,  and provided with a clock to see that he keeps within his allocated time.  But he said at Nilamba there is no such order and well managed retreats, but out of that disorganised chaos here comes out some thing beautiful, a unity of thoughts, a deep attention,  and a vibrant understanding of Dhamma.

Despite the strong criticism of corruption Sri Lanka has not stagnated in underdevelopment, though some opinionated critics do not, hesitate to call Sri Lanka under Mahinda Rajapakse  a failed state or a banana republic. But whether such derogatory and immature comparisons have any value is for the intelligent people to understand.

President Mahinda Rajapakse  has  done what he could with the available “material”. It is impossible for him to be personally responsible for the activities of  his Ministries, Departments and Institutions.  But nevertheless he has seen to it that the development of the country are pursued nonetheless. 

At a time the future of Sri Lanka was bleak, and the war against terrorism needed every one’s support , it was a boon that there were many who crossed over from the opposition to join his rank.  He had to find them positions to win their trust and confidence,  and thus the large cabinet which resulted was a sheer necessity.  But   some of those who crossed over had stood  staunchly by the President and helped him  in his task to take Sri Lanka forward.

President Mahinda Rajapakse  cannot do miracles, nevertheless to-day Sri Lanka is a “miracle”.  He has developed  Sri Lanka as a visionary projecting his ideas and philosophies of development in to “ Mahinda Chintanaya”.  He has carried out part of it and shown results.

There is no political leader to replace him. Ranil Wickramasinghe blindly following the Western Agenda would be a disaster. He would undo what Mahinda Rajapakse has so painstakingly done to bring Sri Lanka to where it is today.

Sri Lanka needs Mahinda Rajapakse to go forward with his projects in “Mahinda Chintanaya”.  No one can equal his foresight and  leadership .  Therefore Mahinda Rajapakse should be given a third term to  continue with  the work of the development of the country, and then to reconcile the Communities to make with them a United Nation of Sri Lanka.

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