Sunday, 18 January 2015

End of an epoch towards fear and uncertainty


A period smitten by an unfathomable human savagery by a group of Tamil terrorists ended with the emergence of a National Sinhala Buddhist leader without an equal in the past before 2005  nor at least for a few decades to come  in the future.

That great national leader of great significance to Sri Lanka is Mahinda Rajapakse. He will remain so what ever his enemies with unclean hands  and poisonous mouths are all out to implicate him for falsely invented crimes to make him unpopular amoung the people and perhaps take away his civic rights.

Since the beginning of the Independence moment in Sri Lanka there had been traitors amoung the Sinhala political leaders, each hatching conspiracies against  rival leaders to take their place. Baron Jayatilleke they say should have been the first Prime Minister of Sri Lanka but it is said that when Sri Lanka was being considered by the Colonial  rulers for  Independence,  they demanded the Sri Lankan National leaders  to recommend one amoung them to be sent to India as the High Commissioner. 

Sir D.B.Jayatilleke was the senior amoung them who would have been made the Prime Minister by the Colonial rulers. However, a group led by D.S.Senanayake who knew what was likely to happen  had proposed to the Colonial government that D.B.Jayatilleke  should be sent as the High Commissioner as  it was a prestigious position and the most senior among them should be given the priviledge of representing Sri Lanka-then Ceylon jn India. D.B.Jayatilleke heart broken when he learnt of the treachery had  died in the plane which was taking him to Sri Lanka.

Therefore, it seems that back stabbing and throat cutting had been from the beginning  in the blood of  some of the Sri Lankan politicians. Therefore  the back stabbing of the great Sinhala National leader  of our time Mahinda Rajapakse  by Maitripala Sirisena the General Secretary of the SLFP is not surprising.

But what is surprising is despite the most traitorous act committed against his own leader, Sirisena has the temerity to  construe Buddhist teachings to “glorify” his misdeed.  He says that he gave up without holding onto things and therefore  got what he has as a result. (meaning he has given up being the General Secretary of the SLFP and got in return the office of the President of Sri Lanka)

“Giving up” in Buddhist terms is to be generous  without holding onto things  through attachment (tanha). But in reality Maitripala  was the worst individual with blind desire for power, who did not hesitate to stab his Leader in the back to take his place, falling into the trap laid by the worst enemies of the Nation. True to the tradition of treacherous politicians Maitripala Sirisena the President of Sri Lanka today  will for ever remain  a symbol of the politicians of that past.

The President Maitripala Sirisena can now rejoice in his triumph, but he cannot however much he tries escape from  the historic betrayal with which he is marked for life.  Soon he will find that the ill gained “Crown”  on his head will be too heavy for him to wear.

The Tamils of Sri Lanka  most ungrateful people as they are, despite their release within four years after the election of the President Mahinda Rajapakse in 2005 from their  suffering  and utter desperation under terrorism for thirty  years voted massively this year against their saviour  to elect the unknown Mr. Maitripala Sirisena. 

Perhaps the Tamils who inflict suffering on themselves  in the worship of their gods, cherished that intense suffering they went through when the North and East was under the control of terrorists, and their massive vote against the President Mahinda Rajapakse was for the elimination of terrorism under which they enjoyed  that mystic offer of suffering. In which case we hope that the Tamil diaspora and the TNA may let loose now what they lost under President Mahinda Rajapakse, with the auspicious of the new regime.

The Muslims  well known for acting according to the  way their fez cap turns were no better, with their habit of extracting the  best from one; and then  turn to another when they have hope of getting  more from that other. The Muslims stand aside when others risk their lives, to gain from their efforts  without making any sacrifice themselves. The Muslims with the Tamils voted massively en block along with the Catholics to the opposition common candidate trusting to get what their leaders demanded in secret agreements, and see the defeat of Mahinda Rajapakse despite his contribution to modernise the North and East

This time the Sinhala Buddhists failed in their duty, allowing the minorities to appoint a presidential candidate favourable to them , rejecting a Sinhala Buddhist National leader who did  not budge an inch to give into separatist politics.

The new political epoch that began with the defeat of the President Mahinda Rajapakse  has shown the colour under which it would rein.  The victors begin first by vilification, accusations, and  demonising the leaders they vanquished . No proof is needed for vengeance. 

In law a person is innocent until proved guilty, but today under the maitri yugaya  they accuse the President Mahinda Rajapakse and his government for  all types of  imagined acts of corruption and a planned   military take over. 

The supporters of the  Government of  Mithripala-Ranil-Chandrika have pasted slogans to hail the dawn of  a Regime of  love after a Regime of hatred ( vairee palaneyen  Maitri palanayakata)  But the Regime of hatred as labelled  by the  supporters of the President Maitripla Sirisena ,  triumphed against the terrorists, demanding sternly the foreign governments  to keep away from interfering. President Mahinda Rajapakse brought to the people of Sri Lanka the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim peace and security above everything else.

This regime of hatred as the Mailtripala supporters call it, did not stop after eliminating the terrorist, but continued to develop the  country to make it a  middle income country, carried out  unprecedented infra structure development,  provided  facilities for education, transport , communication, health and agriculture within a short period of four years  after elimination of terrorism.

More significantly in contrast to the regime of love of Maitripala-Ranil and Chandrika which has turned out to be a regime of revenge , the regime of hatred of yesterday did not seek to take revenge from the opposition political parties.  The Government of the President Mahinda Rajapakse did not  investigate the  high handed activities of the UNP Government under JR who forced the MPs to vote to include the 13A into the Sri Lanka Constitution.

The Government of the president Mahinda Rajapakse  did not investigate  into Ranasinghe Premadasa’s  involvement in the organisation of torture camps where many a thousand of youth were murdered, and the  presentation of arms and ammunition to terrorists.  Nor did the  Regime of the President  Mahinda Rajapakse  seek to investigate into the involvement of  Ranil Wickramasinghe in Batalanda torture camps, or investigate the involvement of Anura Dissanayake, Handunetty  and the rest of the JVP in the murders and assassinations carried out by them.

Nor did the government of the President Mahinda Rajapakse seek to investigate sale of public enterprises to private companies or individuals and other fraudulant activities of Ravi Karunnayake.  The case against Ravi Karunanayake for terrorist money laundering is pending,

The government of the President Mahinda Rajapakse  was  not demanding investigations into  Karu Jayasuriy’s illegal contracts signed with Agrakko Ltd in 2000 when he was a Ministers of the Government of Ranil Wickramasinghe , nor did the government investigated into the Water’s edge land deal of Chandrika  Kumaratunga.

More serious  were Ranil Wickramasinghe’s  raid on the Millennium house, and his signing the CFA with the terrorist leader Prabhakaran.  On the latter issue of the signing of the CFA, Chandrika Kumaratunga is answerable to the people for not having stopped it using her  executive powers.

If Maitripala Sirisena’s yahapalanaya  or good governance has any meaning  he has to more seriously consider all past crimes and frauds committed by the previous governments and Presidents which are far more serious than the false accusations being levelled at the Government of the President Mahinda Rajapakse and his entourage.

The Chief Prosecutor of  the Government of Maitripala Sirisena is  Champika Ranawaka who assisted by  JVP  notorious for their  criminal activities.  Champika Ranawaka who said he knew  of the coal deal pointed out by Pavitra Wanniaratchi in the Parliament, did not say why he failed to include it  in his book  giving details of corruption in the  Electricity Board.

This new government of President Maitripala Sirisena hailed as a regime of good governance and love has turned out to be a machine churning out hatred seeking to take revenge from the President Mahinda Rajapakse.  However, it appears that the President Maitripala Sirisena has become a  sort of a “prisoner”  of those who came together to put up a Common opposition Presidential Candidate  against the President Mahinda Rajapakse. 

President  Maithripala Sirisena is  neither able to use his executive powers  nor is he able to impose his Presidential authority on the members of his cabinet, who speak out to display their venomous hatred.  The 100 day Cabinet consists of persons burning  with anger and none of them seem to have done any work so far to carry forward development  work of the country, engaging  themselves more on issuing vituperations  on every aspect of  the governance under President Mahinda Rajapakse as if  he has done nothing progressive to Sri Lanka since his election in 2005.

Accusing President Mahinda Rajapakse against his family involvement in the Government Chandrika Kumaratunga seems to be promoting her son Vimutti to bring him into politics from the Gampaha electorate.

The UNP which accused the previous government for controlling the media is today not only controlling the media but also the police and the Army, and planning to take over the Judiciary by bringing back the once impeached CJ Shirani Bandaranayake. 

It is unfortunate for the President Maitripala Sirisena that his Prime Minister and the majority of the members of his cabinet are  from the UNP as  what they promote is not a Maitri palanaya  but a vindictive bhishana palanaya putting their goons on the road protesting against taking into his cabinet former members of the government of the President Mahinda Rajapakse. Mangala Samaraweera  has nothing but hatred in his veins and accuses the President Mahinda Rajapakse for planning a military plot.

Never in the political history of Sri Lanka since 1948 a UNP government has brought progress  and  security to the country.  It  would be therefore  beneficial to the country and the people if sanity is made to prevail by the President Maitripala Sirisena by speaking out to put some order into the present behaviour of his Ministers. 

If there had been frauds, misappropriations and even attempts for a military take over, those allegations  should be  properly investigated without crying out from house tops the suspicions of such activities without any proof; and before the appropriate authorities have investigated into them.

No comments: