|People are celebrating the defeat of the Yahapalanaya Candidates at the 10th February,2018 LG Elections|
The Governments of all countries are at one time or another accused of corruption. The recent victims are
But no country in the world has made corruption an issue at their election campaigns, as elections are
conducted on other issues vital for the development, social welfare, security
and defence of countries. South Africa
But Sri Lanka has been an exception, as the Presidential election campaign of the Present Government of Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasinghe had no valid issue for an election campaign in a peaceful and rapidly developing Sri Lanka under the President Mahinda Rajapakse, other than hollering a political slogan hastily prepared by the secret services of the West, that the Rajapakse Regime is corrupt and are thieves and therefore the Rajapakse regime should be changed –Dhushana Mantharaya.
That worked as perhaps the people thought that though President Mahinda Rajapakse brought about peace , security and a higher standard of living to a people that had been suffering under terrorism for thirty years, it may be they are corrupt and stealing state funds.
The naïve people with their natural greed to always have more than what they already have , may have thought that if there were to be a change, perhaps a new regime led by a simple farmer’s son Maithripala Sirisena, and a Royal College educated clean politician as they have been made to understand, may recover what had been stolen by the Rajapakse Regime and give it back to the people assuring them a still higher standard of living, with more money in their hands.
Well, Ranil- Sirisena duo promised a salary increase of Rs.10000,00 to all government servants and that would be the little drip which would signals the deluge of money robbed by the Rajapakse Regime to flow into every ones pockets . Hence except for the 58 lacks of honest Sinhala Buddhists the rest voted for the change of Regime and more money to come to them.
But the Ranil Wickramasinghe, if he would come back to politics saddled with a naïve farmer’s son had other plans for himself and his UNP which had been denied the chance to dip their hands into the till containing millions of dollars flowing into the country for various development projects of Mahibda Rajapakse Regime.
What happened after Sirisena Ranil duo came to power on the slogan down with corrupt thieves of the Rajapakse Regime- the Dushana Mantharaya, is now history ?
Poor Maithripala Sirisena who placed his entire trust in the hands of Ranil Wickrmasinghe - a clever political manipulator-a cunning fox, the Agent of the West, abandoned the political party which nurtured him for 47 years for the promise of the Presidency of Sri Lanka. On the 8th January,2015 when Sirisena found himself elected President , he became forever indebted to Ranil Wickramasinghe , and hated President Mahinda Rajapakse who considered him unfit to be even the Prime Minister.
To day we see to what extent Sirisena is attached to Ranil. Sirisena is ready even to give up the Presidency of the SLFP that was thrust upon him on the 9 th January, 2015, to continue even in defeat to be the lapdog of Ranil Wickramasinghe.
Maithripala Sirisena in taking his uncertain steps as a newly appointed President had a number of NGO operators like Srilal Laktilleke,Nimal Devasiri and Civil Society organisations, Ratana Hamuduruvo, Asoka and numerous others to advice him as to what he should do to give the people the expected change for which he was elected on the 8th January, 2015.
They gave him the wrong advice, and while his Prime Minister was planning Bond Scams Sirisena as the President agreed to undo every thing Mahinda Rajapakse had undertaken . He suspended the
project along with other development projects started by the previous Rajapakse
He followed the wrong advice and as a result
is far more poor than it
was on the 8th January,2015. There
was no end of hollering of the Dushana Mantharaya- corruption and the theft by the Rajapakse Regime. Ranil
with his Batalanda Experience started the FCID to arrest the thieves of the Rajapakse clan, its supporters
and the members of the officials of the Rajapakse government. Sri Lanka
Dushana Mantharaya repeated again and again showed no results it was just empty hollering to fool the people. But now the people refuse to be fooled- Dushana Mantharaya has no effect any more.
People who expected to profit from the loot the Rajapakse Regime was said to have accumulated are dissatisfied as no loot has been found, but Sirsena Ranil Government continues to make a big noise harping on the same old boring slogan of corruption and theft by the Rajapakse Regime and taking into custody only children , women and a few who did nothing else but did their work.
But profiting from the situation instead of catching thieves of the Rajapakse Regime, the Prime Minister has organised looting the Central Bank.
The people having had enough, took every opportunity to fill the meetings of the defeated President Mahinda Rajapakse, to show their disappointment with Maithripala Sirsena-Ranil Wickramasingha Regime .
We heard nothing but the Dhushanaya Mantharaya for the last three years and northing else, and the people are fedup of it.
Finally the people got the opportunity at last at the Local Government Polls on the 10th February,2018 to show their disapproval of the Sirisena Ranil Government by a mammoth vote against the candidates put forward by both Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasinghe, and giving their votes to candidates presented by the political party Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna supported by the President Mahinda Rajapakse, to show there regret for having changed the Rajapakse Regime to bring in a Sirisena Ranil Regime that stole from the people every thing they had gained from the former Rajapakse Regime.
Now on the 10 February ,2018, at the Local Government election the people have voted largely for the candidates of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna of Mahinda Rajapakse. The Sirsena Ranil Regime remains defeated before the eyes of the people. The democratic thing for any government which has seen a political party opposed to it has won a far greater number of votes is to resign to respect the decision of the people.
But when it was said from the beginning that the change of Rajapakse Regime was a collective effort of the Western Governments and
interposing the CIA,MI6 and
RAW lot of people refused to believe it. India
But, it became evident when after the 10 February,2018 Sirisena- Ranil Government had been rejected by the people by their vote for the candidates put forward by their opponent’s political Party Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, the “beleaguered” Sirisena and Ranil were considering separately their next moves available to them, the media reported that they saw the Ambassador for USA in Sri Lanka Atul Keshup, and Taranjit Singh the High Commissioner of India driving in to Araliyagaha Mandiraya the Official Residence of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe.
The outcome of the diplomatic advise would be for the President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil to come to terms and stay together, which they would continue to follow. Because for this Yahapalanaya the obedience to
matters more than the people who vote for them. India
In the meantime TV debates vie to find out why the people voted massively to candidates of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna of the defeated Rajapakse Regime. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna which has now become the most popular political party of the people say that the people have demonstrated by their massive vote against the candidates of the political parties in power, that they reject the Sirisena Ranil Government.
As such Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna argues that the people has made use of the first occasion provided to them after three and a half year of the disastrous rule by the Yahapalanaya Government to show their distrust of the government and reject their continuation to rule the country.
Therefore, the accepted democratic norms require both the President and the Prime Minister to accept defeat and resign allowing the people to elect another President and have another Government.
However, supporters of Sirisena Ranil Regime, the NGO’s Civil organisations and Sirilal Laktilleke et al, who failed to advice correctly the President at the beginning come back again to give the President false hope, and break further the trust of the people, argue that that popular vote for the candidates of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna is only a vote for the election of local PC Councillors and therefore has no bearing on the Government.
But it is apparent that people who expected so much from this government which began by giving the Government Servants a salary increase of Rs.10000,00 despite stopping their pension rights, has become poor and unable to live decently well and demands a replacement of the Yahapalanaya government which has failed to satisfy the demands of the people and which has pushed the country deeper into an economic disaster by the Bank robberies, and bribery and corruption in construction of highways, distribution of employment for their political supporters etc.
Therefore the massive vote for the LG candidates presented by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna is undoubtedly a vote against the Yahapalanaya Government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minster Ranil Wickramasinghe, and it is a statement that they do not want to be ruled further by the YAHAPALANAYA Government.
Dhushana Mantharaya has not worked and it is time it is stopped and Yahapalanaya crowd says Good Bye to the people, allowing someone else bring back a little happiness to the people who had suffered in expectation for three years since 8th January,2015