Thursday, 12 February 2015

Witch-hunt is not yet over as UNP has to eliminate rivals and take away their Civic Rights before the next election.

The Stage has been set to culminate in a grand finale,  the false allegations of corruption, criminal intentions, an election night plan for a military take over and stealing gold from  the reserves in the Treasury and so on and so forth. 
The 100 day UNP Government has begun by taking over to their side  the law and Justice, by appointing their own Chief Justice, appointing their own Director General of the Commission of Bribery and Corruption Wasanthi Manchanayake, taking over  the police , taking over  the BASL on to their side by making its President Upul Jauyasuriya the Chairman of the Investment  Committee, and taking over the academicians with the Professor  Dewasiri of FUTA the spokes person  for the National Movement for Social Justice at the helm.
So what stops them from doing  what they want to do? 
There is more to come to net the rogues, thieves, criminals and the rest of the miscreants of the previous government.
The man hunt is on.
To make it more convenient the President Maitripala Sirisena exasperated that despite all the accusations and allegation no one has so far been arrested has threatened to appoint a Special  Presidential Committee of Investigation
The objectives are very clear. The UNP, JHU and JVP have to clip the wings of their rivals so that the field would be clear for them to vanquish the opposition to take over  political power.
The UNP is at a disadvantage as the President  has taken over the leadership of the SLFP and left UNP to go to election on its own with Ranil WIckramasinghe as the leader  which would be a sure defeat-the 30th at an election.
The former President Mahinda Rajapakse is still alive and kicking, more than ever before in the minds of the Sinhala Buddhists . That puts UNP at a greater disadvantage . Hence the UNP has to do some thing dramatic to  win the elections. 
What  a great chance UNP would have in  winning   the general elections if it removes Mahinda Rajapakse from being present  any where near the political field during elections simply  by removing his political rights ?. 
UNP has failed 29 times to gaine a single election victory.  JHU on its own will get a few seats.  Even that is doubtful .  One wondes  whether even Champika would be able to  keep his seat  as the trio  Champika,Nishantha and Ven.Omalpe have become too aggressive for the liking of the ordinary man.  JHU will not be a decision maker in an election, and JVP is a party that would be left out by the majority of the people, as JVP under Anura Kumara Dissanayake reminds the people more  of the period of  JVP terror. 
Both JHU with Champika and JVP with Anura Kumara Dissanayake  are already disliked by the people from  conversations that are beginning to be heard now.
Ravi Karunanayake has failed to come  even near to receive the approbation of the   people in the villages,  and  in urban areas outside Colombo.  Even in Colombo there are those who begin to get tired to hear of this constant witch hunt to inculpate the former President , his former cabinet Ministers and his Defence Secretary and people connected to him. Because the masses still love the Rajapakses, and regret their unexpected departure from the political scene.
The President Maitripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasinghe have put a thief to catch a thief as the saying goes and are sure that Ravi Karunanayake will come up with a credible accusation against the former President Mahunda Rajapakse, and Gotabhaya Rajapakse.
It is a psychologic  reaction which   UNP has failed to understand that  they of the UNP will be hated when they over do accusing of a person who the people have accepted as their national hero to whom they owe a gratitude  for having delivered them from the greatest menace of terrorism under which they lived in constant fear of  death to themselves or to others  close to them.
I have heard a three wheeler who had been a soldier  who fought under Sarath Fonseka say that it is a mistake, not to have elected President Mahinda Rajapakse. He asked with vehemence can you hide from the people the great work he has accomplished, and  all his achievements  which will remain for ever monuments to prove what a colossus that man had been even if  this 100 day government heaps on him all the corruptions, malpractices or corruptions. 
He said that Sarath Fonseka as the Commander was very good .  He described how he planned the strategies with plans  for groups of  soldiers to  march into terrorist areas.  But he said he is definitely not suitable to be a  politician, and that he would have been much respected out side politics, as a retired hero who helped to end terrorism..
There was one that argued  that speaking about change of regime in Sri Lanka and the need of the West to retain its leadership in the world  and  check mate China’s and Russia’s influence in the Indian Ocean are not matters that interest the ordinary people.  He said that the fear of the West that the formidable economic advancement of Sri Lanka would be  followed by the rest of the developing countries would be a great threat to USA and the West, is not the concern of the ordinary people.  
He says  what the people are interested in is  to  buy milk to feed their child,  and have consumable commodities at affordable prices. It is where he says that the President Mahinda Rajapakse failed and faced the inevitable consequences.
The UNP and the President Maitripala Sirisena would not confine  their witch hunt against the President Mahinda Rajapakse, because there are other important persons who have to be put in the same cell along with the former President Mahinda Rajapakse, if they are to be assured of a win at the election.
Tissa Attanayake the former General Secretary of the UNP is also an important man, now a dangerous stumbling block for a UNP walkover at a general election. Tissa Attanayake had  been quite  frank throughout after his cross over stating that he is a member of the UNP and shall always remains an ardent member of his party.  But he says  that he crossed over because he did not like UNP becoming a secondary political party having to ask its members to vote to elect some one out side UNP and select not their traditional symbol of elephant but  a swan.
Tissa Attanayake has not completely lost his popularity amoung the ordinary members of the UNP.   He is a danger for the UNP in the forthcoming elections. Therefore the UNP leadership is all out to see that the same fate earmarked for the President Mahinda Rajapakse falls on him as well .  Therefore, while he was given bail, is now to be arrested on another charge:
“ Former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake will be charged by police on attempt of causing racial unrest under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Act of 2007.
……………. the document allegedly forged by the MP claiming to be a secret agreement between the Tamil National Alliance and the then common presidential candidate, President Maithripala Sirisena would have caused racial disharmony. "In the document there are statements regarding the removal of military camps from the North and an agreement to implement the UNHRC proposals", and these statements could have caused conflicts among groups of people.”
Police are investigating if the MP had intended to cause such issues,"  said the Police Spokesman..

President Maithripala Sirisena now the Leader of the SLFP with a great debt he thinks he owes to UNP for having made him the President of Sri Lanka,  had heard that the Political parties allied to SLFP in the UPFA are proposing to field  the former President Mahinda Rajapakse as their Prime Minister Candidate  at the next elections. 
Therefore Maitripala Sirisena  fears the consequences of his victory  and proposes a National Government without an opposition , while preparing probably  to stop that possibility of Mahinda Rajapakse contesting under UPFA, by arresting him after investigation of allegations against him by a Special  investigations  Committee of the President, and to get a kangaroo court to remove his civic rights.

President Maitripala Sirisena  was perhaps seeking  sympathy of the Nurses in Maharagam when he spoke of how he was humiliated by the former President Mahinda Rajapakse in the presence of the CTC representatives, but that may be the psychological back ground in which he seeks that allegations against the former President be proceeded with before the end of 100 days. 

In the meantime CTC  has strongly contradicted Minister Dr. Senaratne’s allegation that massive bribes had been paid to the previous government to thwart Maithripala Sirisena’s anti-tobacco campaign.
The atmosphere in every sector of administration in Sri Lanka is gloomy The Chairperson of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama has tendered her resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena through the Minister of Higher Education.  She was appointed by the former President. She was the country’s first woman appointed as the Chairman of the UGC.

 It is a coincidence that the first woman Chief Justice  impeached under the former President  was reinstated by the Maitripal Sirisena regime and the  first woman Chairperson of UGC appointed by the former President was made to resign under the Maitripala Sirisena Regime.

The UNP Minister of Finance does not take no for an answer when there is no corruption he insists there is corruption. “

“Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has spent public funds lavishly and he had ample evidence to prove how he had done so.
It is amusing if somebody says that former President has not been allocated a budget of a staggering Rs. 10,000 million. Karunanayake queried as to why such a colossal amount of money has been required by the former President.” 
Ravi Karunanayake cannot, understand.  He must still be believing that the army went to Medawchchi when it really went to Kilinochchi.
He accused Gotabhaya Rajapakse having a personal account of 8 billion rupees in the BoC, and when it was refuted by the new Secretary of Defence , he continued with his allegation pointing out the irregularity of having an account in the Defence Secretariat.
He follows Goebel’s tactic of go on repeating a lie until it sounds true, probably on the instructions of his Masters from the West.
In the mean time there are other moves to take revenge  and  put miscreants of the previous government in  prison. Minister  Kiriella had  said the government decided to establish a Financial Crimes Investigation Division under the supervision of the police chief "to investigate into large scale financial transactions including money laundering activities."   
That means Ravi Karunanayake may also  probably be investigated by this Financial Crimes Investigation Division.

Ranil Wickramasinghe’s 100 day cabinet is going in a big way after those who have been accused of corruption and malpractices, “ The Cabinet of Ministers had also approved a proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to set up a secretariat to investigate into alleged large-scale corruption and malpractices of the previous government.”
Why only the previous government ?
If  it is going to be a Secretariat for Investigation of Corruption it should include Ministers of previous UNP Governments as well.  Otherwise it is dictatorial and anti democratic. That is no Yahapalanaya.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe seems to be shivering in his boots fearing to face an election as the leader of the  UNP.  In order to avoid that situation  he announces gleefully addressing an event at Royal College, Colombo  that  he, “ … does not want to form a United National Party (UNP) government at the next General Election and that he desires for the entire Parliament to be a government.  What we have done is to work together with all the parties. In a way this is a challenge. In a way it’s an opportunity,” “Because my hope is that after the next election, people ask me ‘are you going to form a UNP government? Are you going to form a UNP-SLFP government? Are you going to form an anti-Mahinda government?’ And my answer to all that is, no. I want the whole parliament to be a government,”. 
That would avoid his 30th defeat at an election.

President Maitripala  Sirisena, Ranil Wickramasinghe and Champika Ranawaka have other people in view to put in  the cell along with  Mahinda Rajapakse.  There is Wimal Weerawanse  they fear,  and want to stop being heard during  the next election campaign.  They have got the police to put his wife also into the prison for using two passports with differing personal information.

What a crazy set up we have as a Government ?

There was an interesting column in the Island  News Paper-Anama Manam  written by Hemantha Warnakulasuriya, an excerpt of which is given below:

 “……Today, Maithreepala Sirisena came to power to stop corruption and central and to usher in a new epoch of good governance,which consists in the authoritarian powers vested in the executive presidency upholding the rule of law. So every single crime committed by the previous regime must be carefully investigated and if the police and the AG’s Department are of the view that there is prima facie case, the suspect should he be produced in Court. Only a competent judge can find the accused guilty I have read that suggested that Special presidential commissions be established to try these offenders. I am appalled that those who came to power, promising governance, could even think that a Special Presidential Commission would bring the culprits to book. This monster was created by J. R.Jayewardena to disfranchise Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Chandrika Bandaranaike used her powers to have several Presidential Commissions, including investigations into the Batalanda torture chamber, the killing of Vijaya Kumaranathunga, the killing of Lalith Athulathmudali and Denzil Kobbekaduwa. As a lawyer who appeared before almost all the Commissions,I knew it was a politically motivated judicial circus its nadir, and the Supreme Court decided the evidence collected for a number of years by one of these Commissions was not sufficient even to hang a rat. I believe that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will advise the President against the establishment of Special Presidential Commission, which would be tatamount to burying the Rule of Law and ushering in an era of ‘Yakapalanaya’, instead of ‘Yahapalanaya’.

In the mean time Mangala Samaraweera is courting USAUSA knows what the black politicians  want for them to be ever grateful to them.  Just a tap on the back and an invitation for a cup of tea is more than enough to satisfy our Foreign Minister who is looking for Rajapaksa’s hidden treasures.

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