Athureliye Ratana, Madoluwawe Sobita and Omalpe Sobita are naïve politicians playing into the hands of the political sharks of the opposition. They little understand that they are being made the cats paw to draw political benefits for the opposition political parties. Ranil Wickramasinghe has now dropped every other catch phrase in favour of “ implement the 19 Amendment presented by Athureliya Ratana of JHU ”.
the Presidential Elections around the corner time is appropriate for the West
to intervene to make an “Arab Spring” like situation in
. In Sri Lanka all started with a small
group in Bengazi manifesting against the government of Colonel Gaddafi , which was immediately infiltrated into by
the CIA Agents in hand, in American
Embassies supplying the manifestants ,
who the west called the rebels and later freedom fighters Libya
“The impact of the Arab Spring concerns protests or by the way attempts to organize growing protest movements that were inspired by or similar to the Arab Spring in the Arab-majority states of North Africa and the Middle East, according to commentators, organisers, and critics. These demonstrations and protest efforts have all been critical of the government in their respective countries, though they have ranged from calls for the incumbent government to make certain policy changes to attempts to bring down the current political system in its entirety. In some countries, protests have become large or widespread enough to effect change at the national level, as in Armenia, while in others, such as Djibouti, were swiftly suppressed.” (Wikipedia)
There are dangers of these proxi wars instigated by a major power which does not itself become involved.
The National Council for a Clean Tomorrow or the Movement for a just society may well be considered as movements organised by concerned political leaders who want to change the present system of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government taking away the executive powers given to him under the constitution. Thus making the President a wingless bird, a decoration.
But to what extent are these opposition manifestants aware they are probably in the collimator of the West as potential movements for a regime change. Any attempt to repress such moments by the government would result in the NATO forces kept alert, with the American embassy and the UN moving in to warn the government to allow these political movements to continue their manifestations against the Executive Presidency thus forcing an internal struggle for power; to take side with a political leader already groomed to be their puppet.
Whole of West is playing a hypocritical role in buying over the developing countries. “ The EU has always felt most comfortable working on its neighbors with the instruments of trade and aid. In this way it has bound them closer, helped them to become more like European societies – and often, in the end, brought them into the Union – (See more at: http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_europes_role_in_the_arab_spring#sthash.L21p7RDo.dpuf)
should be seen with the recent
Court’s decision to remove the ban on LTTE
and refusal to buy fish. Sri Lanka
the Minister Champika Ranawaka should move into inform the misguided Athureliya
Ratana thero of the dangers involved in going against the government; If the government falls and Mahinda Rajapaksa is to be sent home as you
all want that would be the end of all
has made since 2005. Sri Lanka
These politicians of the opposition do not know what they may be in for with modern methods of regime change the West is employing in a subtle manner, first by financing them and then advising them of different methods to adopt to make a success of their movements and then arm them if necessary.
It cannot be denied that there are already well trained NGOs amoung the manifestants to influence them to make the peaceful manifestations take an uncontrollable dimension ending up in riots. Then it would be police and the army intervening and one would not know where it would end……..” An Arab spring” ?
These movements started by demanding the abolition of the executive presidency, but amoung the politicians present there were variations of these demands. Sarath N.Silva said that as the SC has ruled that the President Mahinda Rajapakse can present himself for a Presidential election for a third term no one can now contest that decision, but can continue their call for the abolition of the Executive presidency.
JVP says that the Election is illegal and therefore they will be protesting against the Presidential election. UNP wants the Amendment 19 presented by JHU accepted. Madoluwawe Sobhita wants a modified version of the Executive President. Hence they are not united in the demand they make.
UNP says that the President is not respecting the Parliament and acting as if it does not exist. But every one other than Ranil knows, that the President Mahinda Rajapakse is very democratic and respects the Parliament. It is unlike Ranil Wickramasinghe who turned his back to the President and to the elected President to sign a MoU with Prabhkaran the terrorist.
Omalpe Sobhita thera in the meantime wants the President Mahinda Rajapakse to be like the King Mahsen. King Mahasen was a lucky man to have been born in that era, the problems today would have been beyond him to settle. The Kings those days could fight opposition with impunity. It was not like it is today, to-day’s enemies are unpredictable and could strangle a nation in various ways. Therefore to fight the enemies within and without President Mahinda Rajapase has to have special powers. Therefore the executive power is imperative to wade through the barriers put before him, to develop the country and take it towards further development.
Mahinda Rajapakse’s enemies are innumerable.
now has no major problems but has to be left alone to develop the country. But yet the West concentrates all its
attention on Sri Lanka , when they should turn to
other centres of trouble and turmoil. In
on the 14th of April 2014, 276 girls from a secondary school in Chibok
was kidnapped by the Nigerian terrorists Boko Haram. To date no body knows of the plight of these
young girls. Nigeria
So far neither the Western governments that interfere to question violation of human rights in the elimination of terrorists in Sri Lanka five years ago, or Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein the UN Commissioner of Human Rights very keen on a probe into Sri Lanka have not taken any action to get these 276 girls released, though they( west and UN) are ever ready with their NATO forces and their bombs to solve political problems.
But these are Western countries, therefore we have to keep our eyes open to see their hypocrisy and their determination to stop poor countries of the so called third world from progressing to development and parity with the developed west. They are watching and the moment they see a political leader of a developing country organising the resources for development and prosperity, they find various means to change such progress by their new method of regime change.
is in the interest of our country that
every Sri Lankan should open their eyes to see these threats coming from the West
and not allow themselves to be their cats paw for a regime change. The Executive Presidency in
great boon offered by JR Jayawardhane even if some of us do not agree with his
politics. It helped greatly in the
elimination of the terrorists and it is still useful to keep at bay the Western
wolves at our threshold. Sri Lanka
Jaffna and are very active. They can influence young minds against our
leaders who challenge the West for the
sake of the development of the country and bring peace, unity and prosperity to
our people. This is a time that we
should be very carful while being alert
and watchful to see from where the dangers come
to our President, his government,
the people and the country. Colombo
It is in this situation that it is sad to see our monks falling in line with the reactionary forces to allow the deadly vipers of the west to slither into our midst to destroy every thing we have gained since 2005 after elimination of terrorism.
The speech of Omalpe Sobita Thera’s speech invoking King Mahasen, at the Jana Raliya –National Council of Clean tomorrow ( cleanliness in what way) shows how ignorant these priests are of the implication of politics in a global sense.
he says that Mahinda Rajapakse who once walked from
to Kataragama calling for abolition
of the executive presidency could become
another Mahasen, if he only listened to reason, it is he who should listen to
reason, as he confounds with time and
place. It was a different time and the problems then were not as serious as they were when Mahinda Rajapakse
was elected President in 2005. Colombo
JR Jayawardhane had in fact abused the powers of executive presidency.
“One cannot compare President Jayawardena
with President Rajapaksa. When the LTTE was cornered at Vadamaratchi, why did
President Jayawardena agree to stop battling the LTTE?. He had the absolute ability
to tell Rajiv Gandhi to stop bullying
in the manner that
President Rajapaksa told all the Superpowers when they wanted him to stop
battling the LTTE in May 2009. But President Rajapaksa could not be moved by
all the Superpowers including the Sri Lanka that at first cajoled him and
later even threatened him. President Jayawardena abused his power in becoming a
poodle to Rajiv Gandhi and even foisting the 13 th Amendment onto the
Constitution of Sri Lanka. On the contrary President Rajapaksa stood by the
people of the country and maintained the sovereignty of USA in
not stopping the assault on the LTTE.”
(Garving Karunaratne in Lankaweb) Sri Lanka
This explains how well the President Mahinda Rajapakse used his executive powers. As Sri Lanka is still not really out of the terrorist menace and the Tamils refusing to cooperate with the rest of the communities to unite into one Nation of Sri Lankans, and the Muslims calling for a regional administration, the President should keep his executive powers intact as it may still be useful .
We saw lately the Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran who was invited to Tamilnadu for a lecture making use of that occasion instead of making an ennobling lecture , to lash out at Sri Lanka Government projecting the Tamil ethnicity, and discrimination against the Tamils by the government keeping them under surveillance by the Armed Forces.
It is time that CM Wigneswaran realise at least now it is time to stop referring to ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka as they are all Sri Lankans.
Coming back to Omalpe Sobita thero’s speech, he said that it was true that the LTTE’s eventual defeat occurred under President Rajapaksa’s watch, but the abuse of his executive powers in the post war era, left much to be desired and there was no doubt that he had to change his ways.
Here Omalpe Sobita failed to mention what abuses of executive power the President has committed. We the ordinary people know that he has been a model president respecting democracy and looking after the welfare of the people and developing the country. If Omalpe Sobita knows of abuse of the executive powers of the President Mahinda Rajapakse it is his duty to show them.
Omalpe Sobhita continued , “ We are willing to help the President mend his ways and the first step in this direction has to be the abolition of the executive presidency which, with its unbridled powers is the main cause of undemocratic rule, rampant corruption, breakdown in the law and order situation and the unprecedented crime rate.”
The President should not listen to this mad ranting of a monk, corruption, break down in law and order cannot be wholely put to the President, who has not failed the people who elected him. He has governed within the democratic norms. It is Omalpe Sobita and other Buddhist monks who have abused their role of Buddhist monkhood to leave the people behind to take to politics who are responsible for unprecedented crime rate in
Omalpe Sobita stressed “that the executive presidency had to be scrapped for the greater good of the country and its people. He hoped that President Rajapaksa would listen to reason.”
This is certainly not good advice . The giving up of the executive presidency now is committing political suicide, in the sense it would leave a gap that would open
for its enemies to do what hey want with it.
Sri Lanka ’s
continued existence as a sovereign state preserving what it has gained so far
and what developments it has made depends on the re-election of the President
Mahinda Rajapakse for a third term and more. Sri Lanka
This ignorant Omalpe Sobita says, “ The President, he noted, was trying to take all the credit for the war victory but he has forgotten that it was "One man cannot take all the credit for the sacrifices made by millions.”
Certainly the victory over the terrorists is to the credit of the President Mahind Rajapakse. If this man was not elected President in 2005, despite able Military, Naval, and Air Force Commanders , Officers and soldiers , the terrorism would never have been eliminated. That these foolish people should understand. We should of course be very much thankful to our great heroic Armed Forces, but one man who made the victory over terrorism possible was none other than the President Mahinda Rajapakse.
To top it all another very power thirsty political monk Athureliya Ratana has said , “The government has alleged that we are being backed by NGO’s funded by Western powers, but they have failed to realize that what you hear today is the people’s genuine voice. Our movement is gathering steam. It has the backing of a cross section of political parties, civil society, professional organisations and the masses. Many Ministers have told me that they would quit the government the day that Mahinda announces a presidential election. He will then realize the strength of our mission,”
These people little know how the West and its secret services work. The Western Secret Service Agents will not make funding manifestants and influencing them to militancy and taking up arms openly. They will not bother with the leaders of these movements. They will select a few influenceable unruly elements from the crowd and it is through them they will start their “deadly” activity. This is how they did it in
Syria, and recently in . This is how proxi wars begin. Ukraine
JHU should go back to the President and support him to keep his executive powers and win his third term in office as the Executive President of
. It is for the good of all of us and the good
of our motherland which we all love so dearly. Sri Lanka
Another Constitution for
Amendments to the Present Constitution should come later during the Presidents
third term. Sri Lanka