A Coalition With No Clear Vision And Motivated By The Greed For Power Is No Replacement For President Rajapaksa and the UPFA.
Posted on December 14th, 2014
Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
December 13th. 2014
It seems somewhat of an aberration of the norm of good governance that the present President has provided the Nation that those who are attempting to replace him have no clear vision that could supecede or circumvent what has already been set in place by him and are being driven by what is quite plainly visible as the greed for power where ordinary sins of any aspiring Administration have been blown out of proportion to enhance their election platform!.
One where the UNP with no real means to accomplish this cannot even field a candidate of their own and has chosen a pawn who has jumped ship from the President’s camp together with the rest of the opportunistic ship jumpers with high faluting rhetoric and unsubstantiable promises to help them reach their goal which will surely fall short as already the cracks in the ungainly alliance is beginning to show.
The President in the meantime with a little help from the somewhat lopsided bunglings of his opponents seeking power and their real intent becoming more and more transparent, is making great progress and appears to be in the driving seat once again for a clear win which could at the end of it all be another tumultuous one as the common man is becoming very much aware of the covert and at times underhand means being used to attempt bringing the President to disrepute, which are more than likely to work towards his favour.
There is nothing the Coalition led by Maithripala Siriseena has to offer the Nation that has not already been set in place by the present regime and the voters simply will not be fooled by the cheap rhetoric and mudslinging going on where they are more than likely to remember the harm that was done to the Nation during the administrations of the likes of Mm. Chandrika Kumaratunga and Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe bearing in mind how the other aspiring power hungry entity, none other than Maj Gen. Sarath Fonseka remembering the huge tumble he took when he attempted to head down this road. It surely will be People Power against the coalition of meaningless repertoire!
Simply put the dirty game of politics in Sri Lanka appears to have become a lot dirtier with the language and modus operandi of the Sirisena led coalition which does not have the wherewithal to transform Sri Lanka into what she already has been transformed into as the “Miracle of Asia” in the eyes and minds of those who marvel at the transformation thanks solely to the efforts of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his team of legislators whose policies for the betterment of Sri Lanka are not only rock solid towards posterity but also one which has assent from many world leaders bearing in mind the recent acollades from the likes of former Malayian presidential great Mahabir Mahathir, Indian Leader Narendra Modi, the Chinese, Russian and Japanese leaderships, and many others of significant reputation in a long list of admirers from around the world who have praised the President’s accomplishments on an ongoing basis and openly acclaimed him as a man of courage an astute leader and the only one of the day who vanquished the greatest threat to his Nation the Tamil Tiger terrorists and here we have their supportives the coalition which appears to be more than ready to lend a means towards a resurgence whether inadvertently or not in the manner they choose to oppose the President.
The positives that the President has instilled into the well being of Sri Lanka stand apart from the enemies of the nation such as the Tamil Tiger supportive Diaspora, the TNA and the rest of the motley crew with an eye on the pie of power some often disguised as benefactors ironically and for all the wrong reasons where little needs to be said for the hounds and hyenas of the coalition out to oust him and the words being bandied at times hardly worth paying attention to!
An appropriate recent quote by Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister W. D. J. Seneviratne needs to be emphasized relative to all this which very profoundly suggests that “The people will not fall prey to the contradictory statements made by the so-called common candidate and his colleagues, The United National Party (UNP), which is considered to be the country’s main opposition party has suffered 29 consecutive election defeats to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) since 1994.
Therefore, the UNP which has not been able to present its own candidate for the upcoming Presidential election is bound to face another humiliating defeat. That is why they were desperately searching for a common candidate and finally found one from the SLFP.
“During the last Presidential Election they snared Sarath Fonseka and now the UNP has snared Maithripala Sirisena as the scapegoat for their defeat as they have no courage to fight an election on their own,” he explained.
“They are paying the price as a result of their actions when they were in power, they are now finding it difficult to even find a proper candidate for an election. This clearly proves the pathetic situation faced by the UNP today. The so-called common candidate and his colleagues do not have a proper policy. They issue contradictory statements from time to time. Maithripala Sirisena previously said he will do away with the Executive Presidency within 100 days from coming to power and now he says that he is going to limit the powers of the Executive Presidency. The UNP is asking for the Executive Prime Minister post within 24 hours after the Presidential Election. The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) is not likely to support Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister. This is the precarious situation that the confronts the common opposition. They have no clear vision about the future of our motherland. They only want to come to power at any cost by defeating President Mahinda Rajapaksa and taking him before the International Court of Justice. But, Sri Lankans are not fools as they will not be fooled by the UNP’s gimmicks and will always support the progressive vision of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Therfore, no one can defeat President Rajapaksa or his vision at the forthcoming Presidential Election” end quote which are words of wisdom which will stand in good stead for the Nation and its voters come election day.