The Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
Unstoppable Forces Projecting A Rajapakse Win!
The latest realistic information and opinion polls indicate an emphatic loss for Ranil Wickremasinghe in the forthcoming Presidential elections. In having lost the Sinhala Buddhist majority vote and the anomalies contributing towards the flip flopping of the latest Wickremasinghe manifesto unclear on many issues ! least of all National Security and the Unitarity of Sri Lanka which seems to indicate confusion about National defence strategy and the innuendo laced assertions of an anti LTTE stance concocted somewhat late in the day when all along he has championed them towards his anticipated power grab which the majority of voters know better about than to gullibly accept.
These could be the deciding factors which will probably send Wickremasinghe
to the political pasture of what appears to be the end of an all but
jaded and circumspect political career where he could not hold firm
the reins of leadership due to a soft underbelly exploited by the enemy
within now contributing towards his plummeting popularity as indicated
by these polls.
Voter turn out should they be marginal as expected in certain areas
under LTTE threat will also be a huge detrimental factor against him
towards the turnaround in favour of a Rajapakse win now being anticipated
by many as a possible landslide and a foregone conclusion.
Add to which, his being at loggerheads with some of the more discerning
within his own caucases, split appreciably over supporting his leadership
which could also be contributing factors towards his demise which will
more than likely pull the plug on the Wickremasinghe era permanently
and terminate his political career unless something unforseeable happens
and all predictions based on rational thought are cast to the winds
of maliciously coerced change through what could only be anticipated
as criminal means which must be prevented by the authorities and the
status quo at any cost remembering what the LTTE are capable of and
have been condemned for, by way of criminal activity and what they would
stand to lose in the event of the now hugely anticipated succesful Rajapakse
surge towards the highest office in the land!
In the simplest of terms Wickremasinghe needs almost the entirety of the Tamil votes and then some! for the elusive victory whereas Mahinda Rajapakse needs only a fair chunk of of it to be assured of his place in Presidential history and all projections seem to indicate its forthcoming reality.
The Formula for a Rajapakse Presidential win rests clearly on the support of the majority of the Southern Sinhala votes combined with The JHU supportive Buddhist votes, all but some of the votes of the left parties if they by - pass a few' fly by nights', the divided Muslim votes, the Plantation Labour votes somewhat fragmented perhaps and the anti-LTTE Tamil parties and supportives who have disclaimed the LTTE as Sole Representatives of the Tamils , all of which would surely contribute towards a powerful and unstoppable force which would project Mahinda Rajapakse into the Sri Lankan presidency.
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