Opposition Ploys To Win Presidency Appears To Be Directionless Towards Success Although A Dangerous One!
Posted on November 28th, 2014
Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
November 27th. 2014
Despite all the portrayals of common candidate Maithripala Sirisena as a prudent choice ( somewhat contentious portrayals heavily biased in favour of the UNP which seem plainly visible to the more discerning), it may not be that prudent nor will it augur well for the country where a ship jumper Like Maitripala Sirisena and the bandwagon of UPFA deserters with no proper direction except the rhetoric pumped into them by their new found allies will not a President make based purely on his inconsistencies relative to lack of a proper manifesto other than to harp on the incidental woes of the Nation that cannot be resolved overnight!
They are in fact woes that were brought on by his new found allies when they were in power to be precise and somwhat of an irony!
In the political and economic climate of Sri Lanka not even a miracle worker could accomplish this restituion of woes overnight realistically although credit needs to be given to the yeoman efforts of the present and surely the next President ~ H.E.Mahinda Rajapaksa who seems irreplaceable at this juncture!, certainly not by a bunch of misfits led by Sirisena and his erstwhile crony Ranil Wickremasinghe thinking wishfully that the Presidency will be handed over to him on a platter via his manipulations of Sirisena but not so!
Bearing in mind that Sirisena jumped ship purely because he was not given the premiership which becane plainly visible in an environment where he was treated pretty decently by the Administration yet turned his back on it in the assumption that his will be the glory but to get this he has to convince a majority of Sri Lankans that he is deserving of this where his present meanderings and inconsistent language seem to be getting him further away from his ambitions as it appears!
Sounding like the dreamer he is as well as with no mandate to execute some of the administrative changes he intends to implement albeit vociferously in his election manifesto,it entails more problems for him as well as for Sri Lanka rather than being of any benefit to the country to any appreciable degree. he seems to be clutching at straws as opposed to being assertive and does not have the hallmarks of a true leader but someone who has taken the bait of the UNP who would never stand a chance of a direct election victory and appear to have found a pawn in Sirisena who has has the capacity even in some small measure to attract attention from some disgruntled Sri Lankans and has caused dissent amongst the populace using false promises that would eventually backfire not only on himself but also the UNP!
He seems to have created problems for himself the moment he declared intentions to abolish the presidency and appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister, empowered with executive powers of the presidency which does at this stage sound like a pipe dream and should not fool the people of Sri Lanka unless they want to go back to the era of the UNP whose mismanagement of the countryleft permanent scars on the Nation’s infrastructure and also led to many crises including the escalation of the Tamil Tiger insurgency which was eventually put down by the present administration People must never forget its importance nor listen to the tails spun by the likes of Sirisena and his power hungry cronies who could easily plunge the nation into an unprecedented chaotic situation which despite its speculative nature must never be permitted to transpire into reality if it points to that through the sensibilities which need to prevail and points to the re- election of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Very aptly perhaps he has been described by experts monitoring his every move and quoted as ” being someone who has neither the vision nor the capacity to provide a viable alternative that is better than a refined status quo. Who else but a naïve political puppet would fall for a plan which will cut off the branch he holds and destroy the branch on which he proposes to stand?” end quote which arguably yet is the best description of the man with ambitions to fill the shoes of a giant with nothing to substantiate his ambitions with other that the worthless rhetoric he has been brain washed into as his sales pitch and stemming from his mentors the ever crafty team of Ranil Wickremasinghe, the ship jumpers from the UPFA . former president Chandrika Kumaratunge who appears to want a slice of the action also, alongside a compendium of deadbeat politicians who on more than one occassion proved their worthlesness and almost betrayed the Nation into the hands of its enemies according to many analysts where bugling politically seemed to be their forte and eventual undoing.
And these very same analysts quite appropriately it seems begs the question ” So where does this leave Sirisena but barking up the wrong tree with nothing to show for his efforts! What the people of Sri Lanka need to be made aware of ~ the sooner the better, is that Sirisena appears to be opening an avenue for the West through his affiliations with the Wickremasinghe, Kumaratinga, JVP, JHU anti government front that will eventually erase all the good work done by the present Administration in restoring it to become a place of wondermnent in Asia and a place of freedom and tranquility which some myopic observers tend to misconstrue based on puny disgruntlements related to the cost of living and alleged malplractises by the Administration which in the greater scheme of things would be miniscule by comparison to providing means for the likes of Ranil Wickremasinghe et al towards further compounding the dangers of betraying the nation to its enemies.
Hopefully senses and sensibilities will prevail and Sri Lanka will acknowledge her true learer Mahinda Rajapaksa come election time rather than falling into a mire of adversity instigated by power hungry deadbeat politicos of a bygone age.