It is regrettable to say but the fact which has been made evident is that Maithripala Sirisena has no interest in the welfare of the country or its people. His determination is to out do Mahinda Rajapakse, make Rajapakses labelled thieves and political profiteers and remove the Rajapakse clan from politics. That is his political raison d’etre. The country sees Sirisena as a mere second in command in the Government, while Ranil wields the real power and authority.
Maithripala Sirisena left SLFP without giving any notice to the party, or having resigned before he left it. That means Maithripala Sirisena gave up his loyalty to the party and refused to stand by its Constitution. In other words he sacrifice his party for his own personal benefit.
He accepted the Presidency of the SLFP because Mahinda Rajapakse offered it to him, and some self centred individuals like Sarath Amunugama, Rajitha Senaratnen, S.B.Dissanayake, Dilan Perera, Mahinda Samarasinghe etc., left the SLFP to support Maithripala Sirisena the new President for self interest, rather than in the interest of the SLFP or to help the country and the people.
Therefore, Maithripala Sirisena has no genuine interest in the SLFP, and will not want to form a SLFP Government. He wants to help Ranil Wickramasinghe to stay on as Prime Minister until 2020 allowing him to become the next President, so that Mahinda Rajapakse will not be able to come to politics as President, Prime Minister or lead the SLFP as its President.
If Sirisena wanted to remove the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, he could have done that after the Bond Scam when Ranil refused to dismiss the services of Arjun Mahendran, and appointed him as his own Consultant. The President Sirisena is not seriously concerned about the inquiry into the Bond Scam. The Commission of investigation of the Bond Scam is an eye wash.
The Cabinet reshuffle was an utter farce appointing Mangala Samaraweera as the Finance Minister and
Karunanayake as the Foreign Minister with the Lotteries Board under his
Ministry was a plan set up by Ranil Wickramasinghe. Ravi
Karunanayake probably has state secrets about the Bond Scam which could undermine the people’s trust of both the
President and the Prime Minister.
The Yahapalanaya continues to mismanage the Government, without having learnt any thing from their past errors and mistakes.
The recent floods and landslides left three hundred innocent lives lost. This is not the first time it happened since 2015. This is not the end there may be more in future, should we let even those disasters pass the same way as the last ? When are we going to learn lessons to correct our errors and face others with confidence at least to reduce the number of deaths ?
I saw a politician from the government Mahinda Amaraweera facing a political debate in TV trying repeatedly to explain that
being a tropical island
surrounded by a sea is naturally prone to such natural disasters, and that the
government is helpless. He added that even the countries more developed than ours
too face such disasters. Sri Lanka
It is due to this very reason that we are a tropical Island and prone to such disasters that we should be well prepared before they happen, to face such calamities avoiding danger to the lives of the people.
Can this government of Sirisena –Ranil be exonerated from its culpability of neglect, both in the flood disaster and that of the Meethotamulla garbage dump ? The President was in
the Prime Minister and the Minister of
Disaster Management were outside and did not find it necessary to return
immediately to attend to their duty of looking after the people in distress.
Since 8th January,2015 Australia is falling into decadence
and degeneration. Sri Lanka
This Sirisena-Ranil Government has not really settled down even after two and a half years to govern the country. The Government is engaged in doing inessentials, without seriously attending to the matters that concern the welfare of the people and the security of the Country.
Meethotamulla disaster and the present flood disaster have been caused by mismanagement by the government, and its failure to plan ahead to meet unexpected situations that would lead to loss of life and destruction of property.
The Government is still bogged down with its calamitous need to bring the former President, his government and his supporters to court for some thing or another, to satisfy certain sections such as the JVP- JVP which believes that bringing disrepute to the former President and his supporters would remove him and his supporters from their popularity amoung the people, which would allow JVP to win back to themselves the popular support of those people who held Mahinda Rajapakse in high esteem, at an election to eventually form a JVP government.
Therefore the JVP is hell bent in forcing the Yahapalanaya government to proceed with legal actions against the former President and his supporters on flimsy accusations they have collected and presented to the Bribery Commission and the FCID.
It is time that Sirisena-Ranil Government stop spending further energy on discrediting the former President and his supporters, and begin doing what ever they can to ameliorate the present hopeless situation in which the people find themselves. But all what the Yahapalanaya government is doing is to improve their own “living conditions”, with promises of better living conditions to the people in “ two or three years ” after 2020.
There is bragging and trumpet blowing by the yahapalanaya government while the people are desperate and craves for the end of the yahapalanaya government. They brag about having set up a unity government of the two main political parties , but every one in the country sees that there is only a UNP Government and the SLFP is nonexistent.
The President Sirisena who left the SLFP to become the common Presidential Candidate of the Opposition , is more grateful to the UNP and Ranil Wickramasinghe for having made him the President, and he will not hesitate to betray the SLFP once again to help Ranil Wickramasinghe and the UNP and give into all their “follies”. This reality has not been understood by the SLFP followers of Sirisena.
How else can one explain why the Cabinet reshuffle saw the President appointing
Karunanayake as the Foreign Minister and
assign to him the Lotteries Boards ? That was certainly to please Ranil
Wickramasinghe, as Ranil, Ravi and Arjun Mahendran are the three musketeers of the Yahapalanaya
Ranil will not give up Arjun Mahendran and the President will not disappointment Ranil on that account, we see how the Commission appointed to investigate the Bond Scam is becoming a farce its term of office being extended beyond three months as initially proposed.
The people are now fed up with this government’s inability to provide the people with a satisfactory standard of living. Having failed to attend to the welfare of the people, the government forced by the Western countries continues to cater to the demands of the Tamils for a pseudo reconciliation.
The Muslims too want to have their part of the cake, encouraged by the demands of the Tamils which have been exaggerated, and catered to by the yapalanaya government on the pretext of a pseudo –reconciliation. The Sinhala Buddhists are not racists but they are unable to keep silent when there is continued aggressive attitude of the Muslims and their renewed deforestation of Wilpattu reservations to set up Muslim settlements.
The Muslims like Rauf Hakeem, Mujubur Rahman, Marikkar, Asad Salli are rabble rousers. Rauf Kakeem’s motives were clear when a fire broke up in a tea factory in Nawalapitiya owned by a Muslim man. Rauf Hakeem without having any evidence accused that the fire was caused by Sinhala extremists, when even the Muslim owner of the factory denounced the Minister’s claim.
There is now a hue and cry raised about hate speeches and the government announcing that they will take into custody any one found guilty of hate speeches. If it is so Minister Rauf Hakeem should also be arrested and taken into custody. Sivajilingam, Wigneswaran should be already under arrest. Why should those laws apply to Venerable Gnanasara thero of BBS and not to others ?
When under the previous government after the elimination of terrorism the Armed Forces were trained in building construction, and town planning to allow the Armed Forces that saved the country from terrorism to be the nation builders, the Government was accused by the UNP saying that the Armed Forces are being used to clean drains.
But now Ravi Karunanayake the Minster of Foreign Affairs says that the tri Forces should be used to remove accumulated waste in the city of
. This is the man who insulted and ridiculed the
Armed forces during military operations saying
that the Army is going to Madavachchi and says it is going to
Despite all this, the government which is unable to settle any problems of the country, or bring unity between the Communities despite a pseudo reconciliation process which only fortifies the separatist Tamils and weakens the Sinhala Buddhists, is swearing to write a new Constitution. If this is allowed it will be another failure like all their failed plans and the final nail on the coffin of
, which the Yahapalanaya
government is preparing to bury while
its sad and weak heart is still beating. Sri Lanka
It has been recently reported that the UN had said that there are 900,000 people facing food insecurity in
and warning that without help the situation might further deteriorate. But Sri Lanka
has no means to purchase rice from outside. Sri Lanka
What has become to
that was classed as one
of the fastest growing economies, before the fateful election of the January,
2015 ? Sri Lanka
Roman Emperor Nero was playing his violin while
was burning. Rome Sri Lanka is in political flames today and the
President Maithripala Sirisena and his Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe are
enjoying their lives to the full making foreign visits shaking gloved and un-gloved
hands of foreign dignitaries as if there is no problems in , and
as if its people are living in peace,
security, happiness, and limitless joy!!! Sri Lanka
The UNP is still making a hue and cry that
has no enemies in the
world and all countries of the world are
its friends. But no one has turned up yet to save Sri Lanka from falling into
the abyss of decadence and poverty. But they the “friendly” Nations of the West
are waiting like the old
Greek widows covered from head to foot in black, sitting around the home where an old widow is
dying , awaiting her death, to
take away from the home every usable item. That is the sort of friends
Sirisena-Ranil Yahapalanaya has made. Sri Lanka
The reconciliation efforts of Yahapalanaya has only strengthened the Tamil diaspora which now has found an opening to propose to UN and UNCHR Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein to force the yahapalanaya Government to allow the Sri Lanka Tamil Community to exercise their right of self determination for self rule.
This situation has arisen due to the ceaseless action taken by the Yahapalanaya Government in a vein quest for reconciliation with the Tamils. This is also the result of allowing the Yahapalanaya Government to pass the 19th Amendment.
To stop this disastrous proposal from being taken up by the UN and the UNCHR Zeid Al Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein,
should take some radical
action immediately. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka should demand why only Sri Lanka which got rid of a ruthless terrorism within its own country is being continuously accused for human rights violations and war crimes, while the UN and Zeid Al Hussain are allowing themselves to be used by the USA and the West to impose demands on Sri Lanka for reconciliation with the Tamils without leaving that as an interior issue that has to be settled by the Government of Sri Lanka without Foreign intervention?