Why Replacing The Present Presidency With The Power Hungry Opposition Is Not A Viable Alternative.
Posted on December 20th, 2014
Lankaweb Weekly Editorial
December 12th. 2014
They have gathered in droves like hungry vultures waiting to swoop in on what they believe will be the spoils of an election defeat for the President but they are surely and sadly mistaken despite the rhetoric that goes on, on a daily basis in all the anti -Government media and various Western Powers who choose to back them. It simply is not a viable alternative and here’s why!
The fact of the matter in Sri Lanka today is, a majority of discerning Sri Lankans know the objectives of the coalition and the circumstances they came together when on Janyary 8th it will be a rude awakening for them as a majority of the voting populace in the nation will ask them ” So what have you to offer as an alternative but a manifesto of false promises laced in mudslinging against the President where there are some in the coalition who have had their chances and failed miserably in addition to a dismal and pathetic track record of leadership that almost plunged the Nation into virtual darkness.
The threat of betrayal of Sri Lanka’s to her adversaries was once also more than imminent. There were those now within the coalition attempting to ursurp Presidential power who showed an inane willingness to barter the Nation’s well being and security to her enemies in exchange for a means to maintain their own agendas sometimes propped up by outside elements.
This of course was allayed by the present President who liberated the Nation from the perils of terrorism aka Tamil Tiger oppression perpetuated by motley allies like the TNA and the two faced policies of the Ranil Wickremasinghe, Chandrika Kumaratunga tenures which should never be forgotten or the President’s credibility circumvented towards a regime change on the singlemost issue of National Security as well as the slow but sure stabilization of the economy which is unravelling at this very moment.
Something acknowledged by the majority of persons who have visited Sri Lanka recently and have marvelled at the transitions that have taken place in the aftermath of both the internal armed insurrection of the Tamil Tigers as well as the Tsunami.
To add to the chagrin of the Sirisena led coalition there are past indelible inconsistencies and unacceptable practices by some within the coalition including himself which have tarnished their credibilities beyond reprieve who are now fingerpointing at the President when they desperately need to get their own houses in order before even attempting to cast reprehensible slurs at the President who by all he has done for the Nation is regarded as demi-God of sorts whose strengths and credibilities towards being President once again seem almost unshakeable and rock solid despite opposition jargon!
.The election pledges of the coalition seeking to oust the President need to be scoffed at as they have been heard time and time again and at times ring hollow, are borrowed as well as being unimplementable except for those attempting to promote them such as the JVP, the JHU and the UNP and provide no viable alternative to the massive good that has transpired in Sri Lanka during the incumbency of President Rajapaksa who despite being no angel of mercy and has his flaws is certainly not the ‘monster’ his enemies attempt to portray him as. In time he will rise to greatness and will be remembered as one of the fathers of Sri Lankan liberation from her enemies.
Perhaps a time appropriate to draw attention to the somewhat bizzare and caustic, intended reprisals for the losers as broadcast by certain news outlets where revenge is said to be a likely motive for certain actions of the opposition singling out a few after a Rajapaksa victory which need to be quashed in their infancy as false and exaggerated as no one in their right sense would indulge in such proclamations although there is every likelihood this could be a part of the planned modus operandi of the opposition knowing fully well their past history!
Sources have been quoted as uttering threats to this effect and if there is a semblance of truth to it need to be cautioned in the best interests of the President and his campaign.
Rest assured fellow Sri Lankans that had terrorism not been wiped out from this country, Sri Lanka would never be the tranquil and serene country She is today where many foreign investors are eying possible investments, some already have, the tourists are once again flooding in and only the villifications of the opposition attempting to portray a different picture could even remotely rekindle the dangers of what the LTTE attempted to do and we have our noble and pragmatic President to thank for much of the good one sees in Sri Lanka today. A visionary with of course much on his plate to deal with as well as his own mountains to climb and we as Sri Lankans need to lend him our fullest co-operation towards making the Nation a better place for all Sri Lankans.
The importance of a strong and fearless leadership for a country that resoundingly overcame terrorism through straightforward and unwavering decisions is paramount where it is not mere words but actions that are needed and President Rajapaksa has surely proved this as he seeks a third term and what better way to reward him for having transformed Sri Lanka into becoming a Miracle of Asia than by supporting his quest.