“Political parties are born out of politicians’ insatiable thirst for power which can be defined as the ability to influence and control others. Power is as addictive as heroin and those who have lost it behave like hapless druggies going cold turkey having chased the dragon for years. Personal ambitions are camouflaged with impressive, marketable agendas based on various issues which can be flogged to rally the gullible masses,” says the
The Island Editor thinks he has the last word in everything.
Political Parties are also born through necessity, when those who have come to power thanks mainly to minority votes, have no idea which way to take the country. SWRD broke away from Western Oriented UNP to form a political party with progressive socialist policies giving power to a wide range of people: Sanga (Buddhist Monks),veda ( physicians), guru (teachers),Govi (farmers),and Kamkarau (workers).
Ranil Wickramasinghe speaking to a group of UNP Members in Kurunegala says, “ …D.S. Senanayake, S.W.R.D. Bandaranayake and J.R. Jayawardena made three revolutions in Sri Lanka’s history. He said that the Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena is prepared to make the 4th revolution by eradicating
Sri Lanka’s poverty and building ’s
economy.” Sri Lanka
Ranil Wickramasinghe makes statements just to please the gallery and the statements he makes are often meaningless, like promising gold bangles to girls, and gold chains to boys, celebrating the arrival of Portuguese to
now about revolutions by utterly reactionary UNP leaders. Sri Lanka
But people have not forgotten that each time UNP had come back to power
had regressed from development and progress towards peace, and higher social
and economic achievements. Each time the
SLFP with the left came into power there was progress. Except during Chandrika’s term of
Presidency. She ended the blood stained
period of Premadasa’s UNP government, but
she had no political maturity to go forward to develop the country. Sri Lanka
About the four revolutions Ranil Wickramasinghe mentioned, there was no revolution when D.S.Senanayake was handed over the government by the British Colonialists in a gesture of making it a pseudo Independent Dominion of the Commonwealth. Sir Baron Jayatilleke more educated than D.S.Senanayake was more qualified to have been the Prime Minister of Independent Sri Lanka, but D.S.Sennyake had manipulated to have Sir Baron Jayatilleke sent to India to represent Sri Lanka when the British were about to give Independence to Sri Lanka and D.S.Senanayke stepped into receive the appointment. That was not a revolution but a betrayal.
J.R.Jayawardhana too did not make a revolution, it is all Ranils imagination. JR formed a democratic Government of a dictatorial nature. He had all the powers to appoint ministers with a note or sack them. He himself said that the only thing he cannot do is to make a man a woman and a woman a man. Later he became a prisoner of
Gandhi forced him to adopt the most spiteful 13Amended into the Sri Lanka
Constitution, and accept the Indian Peace Keeping Force. India
There is no difference in what JR did then and Ranil Wickramasinghe is doing now sponsoring
and Western resolutions against -his own country. Sri
Ranil Wickramasinghe says that the “ Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena is prepared to make the 4th revolution by eradicating Sri Lanka’s poverty and building Sri Lanka’s economy, ” that statement is also as false as the two previous revolutions Ranil Wickramasinghe referred to. Ranil Wickramasinghe is in a state of day dreaming.
The fourth revolution of Maithripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickramasinghe prophesies has far from eliminating poverty brought Sri Lanka into a precarious economic, social and political instability. The forth revolution of Maithripala Sirisena has put Sri Lanka back into the lap of colonialism of not only the British but also of India and USA.
EconomyNext reported today-7 February,2016 , “
forex reserves dropped by a billion US dollars to 6,301 million US dollars in
January 2016 from 7,303.6 million US dollars, official data showed, as money
printing and credit continued to undermine the balance of payments. Forex
reserves are now at a 5-year low around the level in 2012 when corrections were
made.” Sri Lanka
Ranil Wickramasinghe slipped into Chandrika Kumaratuinga’s presidency and signed a CFA with the terrorist Prabhakaran which almost made
be divided and a part of
it handed over to Tamil terrorists, which disaster was averted in time by the
people electing Mahinda Rajapakse as the President of Sri Lanka in 2005. That was in fact the second great revolution
that Sri Lanka
saw after that of SWRD Bandaranaike in 1956. Sri Lanka
Maithripala Sirisena’s 4th Revolution Ranil Wickramasinghe referred to is as the Island Editor said “ …. Personal ambitions are camouflaged with impressive, marketable agendas based on various issues which can be flogged to rally the gullible masses.”
Under the 4th Revolution of Maithripala Sirisena prophesied by Ranil Wickramasinghe there was the greatest Bank Bond Scam (robbery) in the history of Sri Lanka in which over 2 billion rupees were defrauded by persons close to or in indirect connivance with the Governor of the Central Bank appointed on the recommendation of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and Finance Minster Ravi Karunanayake.
That was an unbearable loss that adds to the poverty of
Sri Lanka while
Ranil Wickramasinghe tries to camouflage
the disaster by speaks of the 4th revolution of Maithripala
Sirisena which would eradicate poverty in
and build its economy. What a revolutionary start that was ? Sri Lanka
However, there have been talks of an unknown investor parking one billion in the Sri Lanka Central Bank and there is likely to be another secret investor parking another one billion. That makes two billions the exact sum that was defrauded under the Sri Lanka Bond Scam. One begins to wander who those unidentified investors are and where they got the Rupees two billion from ?
Then again with regard to the arising of new Political parties the
Island editor says, “….Power is as addictive as heroin and those who have lost it
behave like hapless druggies going cold turkey having chased the dragon for
But when people have been fooled by a political party which could not even find a leader within the party to present for the Presidential election lured a traitor from the opposition to become their common Presidential candidate, and having won the election denied all that people enjoyed under the previous government and instead of developing the country to give people a better living standard, are instead neglecting the people and the country engaged in a veritable witch hunt ever since they came to power on 8th January,2015, it is then time that another revolution takes place to bring back “….those who have power to which they were addictive as heroin, ” , because they have a better sense of governing , developing and promoting Sri Lanka.
The editor of the Island has also vengeance at heart when he says, “…. country knows too well that Rajapaksa’s few mea culpas have barely scratched the surface of the doings of a 10-year journey that he wanted to extend to 15…….”
But it is time that the Rajapaksa Government is brought back to repeat the 10 years of what it did when it was in power, and extend it to 15, because judging from how the country gained in development, and people had gained a higher standard of living after elimination of terrorism we would see in a revolution to bring back Mahinda Rajapaksa and the united Opposition, a Sri Lanka flowering once again in to a developing country where there is peace and security.
With a Rajapakse government back in power there would be information of development and progress, instead of daily false accusations by FCID of every one connected to previous government of Rajapaksas.
Longer this Government of Sirisena and Ranil is to continue
will fall deeper into an
abyss from which there would be no return. Already Yahapalana government is
signing the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement with Sri Lanka .
Construction of a bridge to connect Sri Lanka to Tamil Nadu, and allow the
British Armed Forces to reorganize the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka. India
Under these circumstances after the first revolution of SWRD Bandaranaike in 1951, and the revolution by Mahinda Rajapakse in 2005, it is time for the third revolution in 2016 to bring back Mahinda Rajapakse with the united opposition lead by Dinesh Gunawardhana, to save Sri Lanka tilting in to the precipice of break up and disaster, to put it back on its keel to commence development from where it stopped on the 8the January,2015.
In a New Political Party by Mahinda Rajapakse and the united opposition to yahapalanaya, there should not be Mervyn Silvas, Sajin Vas Gunawardhanes, S.B.Dissanayakes, Nimal Siripalada Silvas, Mahinda Samarasinghes, Dilan Pereras and the likes of them.
In any election campaign to bring back the former leaders the speakers from the election platforms should speak about politics, critical of politics without attacking any one personally. The personal attacks had been a dark spot in previous election campaigns of the left. What is important is to make the people aware of the dangers coming from outside, and the fact that the people should be more aware of political security, employment, education , health rather than filling stomachs and give undue importance to monetary benefits. Increase of income has the sad result of creating increase of the cost of commodities, which would be vicious circle of in crease of salary, resulting in the increase of commodities and the cost of living. JVP leaders are a vicious lot. They know they will never come into power. They pretend to be Marxists but holds on to UNP and capitalism. They get their trade unions to demand more and more salary increases to create economic problems to governments , knowing that no government could keep on increasing salaries without ending up in a financial crisis.
Therefore there should be emphasis on simple living conditions, and bringing sanity into the minds of the people..