I did not expect to put any of my patriotic friends against the Joint Opposition when I wrote my last article.
My intention was not to cause disunity in the Joint Opposition and get the anti JO elements play their tom-toms in anticipation of a division in the JO. We have the right to question but not with an eye to breakup the JO.
Because JO is the only “saving grace” the people have to rid of this useless experiment being carried out to rule the country by the SLFP and the UNP when in fact one the Prime Minster is the UNP leader and the other the President a UNP sympathiser pretending to be the President of the SLFP.
But it is becoming obvious from past experience that no one can change the disastrous path this Yahapalanaya Sirisena-Ranil Government is taking to destroy every thing that we as citizen of this resplendent Sri Lanka respect and honour, such as its historical Sinhala Buddhist background, its culture, and the trust and unity that had been built through out the years with the minority Communities of this Country. If they the Yahapalanaya continue to rule unchecked, the
we knew will not be the same again. Sri Lanka
Joint Opposition helped this Sirisena Ranil Government to pass the 19th Amendment. Joint Opposition helped Sirisena Ranil Government to pass their Budgets. Joint Opposition helped them in various ways hoping that they will correct their idiotic pursuit of the disastrous path to disintegrate
Joint Opposition did not object to writing a New Constitution but on the other hand participated in every one of the Committees set up to write a New Constitution. In being in the Constitution Assembly the Joint Opposition thought they will be able to take action against the sinister moves of the Yahapalanaya Government to write a New reconciliatory Constitution to radically change Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lanka, to a multi racial, multi religious country, giving the Tamils equal rights by even allowing them to sing the National Anthem in Tamil.
But, to what extent did the Joint Opposition succeed in their efforts to change the march of the yahapalanaya caravan of disaster ?
Every( ?) proposal the members of the JO made at the Committee stage in the working process for the writing of a New Constitution had not been accepted by the Lal Wijenayake Committee, and as a result the Joint Opposition withdrew from these bogus Committees.
If the Joint Opposition continues to stay on with the Constitutional Assembly, what is the guarantee it can stop Sirisena Ranil combination writing and passing a Constitution changing
politically from what it had been for
more than two thousand five hundred years ? Sri
Did President Maithripala Sirisena show his gratitude to the Joint Opposition which contributed much during Sirisena –Ranil government’s “teething period ” by accepting it as the official Opposition of the Parliament which it very much deserves, or give the post of Chief Opposition Whip to the Joint Opposition ?
It is all right if the Joint Opposition remaining in the CA will enable it to stop Sirisena-Ranil government carry out secret manoeuvres to fool the people and hoist before them an outwardly innocent Constitution with all requirements included to make it Federal in implementation.
But President Maithripala Sirisena is more UNP than Ranil Wickramasinghe his Prime Minister. We have seen how President Sirisena steps in at the correct time to save Ranil Wickramasinghe when he is facing a difficult political or other situation ?
In the case of the Bond issue there was every reason with two COPE reports and Attorney General’s declarations to have interdicted Arjuna Mahendran- the ex Governor of the Central Bank, and confiscate his Travel Documents and allow the Attorney General to file action against him.
But what did the President Sirisena do ?
Maithripala Sirisena allowed his Prime Minister to appoint the “thief” to a higher post, perhaps with a higher salary, as the advisor to the Prime Minister himself. Later when the situation was getting too hot to handle , President Sirisena appointed a Commission of inquiry requiring it to give a report in three months.
After three months the Commission asked for an extension of the sittings of the Commission for six months, and it appears that they will be asking for a further extension when they have enough evidence even to “hang him” without further investigation.
And again, what happened in the case of the Volkswagen Plant to be set up in
? Sri Lanka
President Sirisena in order to fool the people in a highly publicised Ceremony laid a foundation stone to set up a “bogus” Volkswagen Plant in Kuliyapitiya. That “play acting” of President Maithripala Sirisena was to save the face of his alter-ego Ranil Wickramasinghe .
President Sirisena promised people a Cabinet reshuffle, because the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake had fallen out of favour with the people. Ranil Wickramasinghe was aginst it because Ravi Karunanayake and Arjun Mahendran are his bosom friends. President Sirisena had to go ahead with his play acting to please the people, without harming the relation between the President and his alter ego Ranil Wickramasinghe.
The so called cabinet re-shuffle became an utter farce-a “comedy” giving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Lotteries Board( the hen laying golden eggs) to Ravi Karunanayake, and the Ministry of Finance and the Media to Mangala Samaranayake, the other bossom friend of the Prime Minister.
There are many such instances of President Maithripala Sirisena stepping into save face for Ranil Wickramasinghe.
President Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasinghe are “political twins”. Nothing will separate them.
Something more drastic has to be done to either separate them and allow President Maithripala Sirisena to deliver himself from the delirium from which he is suffering, that he is ever grateful to Ranil, and that he is “ nothing” without Ranil Wickramasinghe, and make him understand that he should decide to stand or to die with the leadership of SLFP cast upon him, and now supported by a section of the SLFP for their enjoyment of the priviledges and social dignity of being Ministers in government even if it is taking Sri Lanka on a disastrous path to be a failed State. President Sirisena cannot do without the SLFP Presidency either, as otherwise it will be taken over by his sworn enemy Mahinda Rajapakse.
Having regular meetings organised by the Joint Opposition and with SLFP Supporters of the President Mahinda Rajapakse in great numbers is good, but people participate in these meetings, and thereafter fall into a “political” somnolence. The people should be roused up and kept aware of the evil of Sirisena-Ranil Government to the Country and the people.
Just telling them that the Yahapalanaya Government is to a great state manipulated by the Western Countries and the UN, make some start hollering that it is creating phantoms ( බිල්ලෝ මවනවා) or seeing crocodiles in the basin ( කොරහේ කිඹුල්ලෝ දකිනවා ).
People see these UN and other Western visitors to
coming regularly, and see pictures in
the news papers and TV showing how they shake hands with our President and
the Prime Minister and perhaps take it for a great yahapalanaya achievement. Sri
Some of our people may be satisfied by the mere fact that these great white men come to shake hands of our political dignitaries. Some of them may even not mind prices of commodities going up, and that they and their familes may have to forego meal in order to make ends meet, as longs as they are given the priviledge of seeing the white Western Leaders squeeze the hands of the President Maithripala Sirisena, and seeing red carpets laid in foreign air ports to meet President Sirisena and the Prime Minister Wickramasinghe.
But in reality some of these visitors like Ben Emmerson QC- the UN Rapporter is not a reputable character. Emmerson has been accused of child abuse. He was suspended from being the most senior lawyer on the public inquiry into institutional child abuse in
England and .(https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2066530/child-abuse-inquiry-accused-of-staging-a-cover-up-as-sexual-assault-claims-surround-probes-top-lawyer/
Now the Jeffrey Feltman another UN Reporter in
was, it appears involved in the Hillary Clinton
e-Mail scandal. There are also the leaked Audio of the American State
Department of Jeffrey Feltman’s involvement in using UN with the Administer of the American State Department. Vijay Prashad’s book –Arab Spring,
Libyan Writer, speaks of Jef Feltman’s interference in the Affairs of the Arab
countries. These are the people who
interfere into Sri Lank’s reconciliation process and the preparation of the New
Ordinary people of Sri Lank do not know these questionable people who squeeze the hand of President Maithripala Sirisena not for the respect and affection for the man, but to use him for their own purposes. The others who know pretend not to know calling it creating phantoms( බිල්ලෝ මවනවා) or seeing crocodiles in the basin ( කොරහේ කිඹුල්ලෝ දකිනවා ).
Therefore, the JO should prepare pamphlets in Sinhala, Tamil and English explaining every action taken by the government which are detrimental to the country and the people. And also inform the people about the foreign visitors to
and what they do when
they come. Sri Lanka
The pamphlets should be short in simple language easy to read and understand by people of all sections of the Society. They should be printed in big letters. One pamphlets should cover one issue. They should be issued regularly to the people. So that they will know what President Maithripala Sirisena and his alter ego the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe are up to behind the scene with those pretentious speeches of high morality, humanity and righteousness, to divide and endanger the independence and unitary state of this land of the Sinhala Buddhists.
I had made this proposal to Dallus Alahapperuma in his face book. But he does not seem to have even read it.