Endorsing What’s Best For Sri Lanka On Jan.8th.
Posted on January 4th, 2015
LankaWeb Weekly Editorial
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has done a great service to all the people of Sri Lanka. Irrespective of ethnicity, all the communities within this country as well as many other sources particularly in the field of investment, tourism and those who believe in the freedoms that need to be enjoyed by all with no compromise to aspirants of secession and supporters of degenrate terrorism have greatly benefited by the President’s leadership.
A hallmark surely of a democratic country where people have the freedom to express their views and thoughts although no provisions for nation destructive rhetoric and incitive language published by certain news media and so called elite journalists and some legislators who have had to be dealt with punitively for their excessive conduct and overstepping their metes and bounds regardless of negqative interpretations by the West where at times their actions and words could have endangered the Nation’s security and tarnished credibility towards the Rule of Law.
It is now plainly visible that A few extremist elements led by common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena conjoined by the likes of disgruntled past leaders such as Ranil Wickremasinghe, Chandrika Kumaratunga and opportunist deserters like Rauff Hakeem, Rajitha Senaratna, some deadbeats who are dregs of their own parties vis a vis the JVP, JHU, and the two faced TNA led by Sambandan as well as a host of various srossover artistes whose transparencies simply point to their lust for power regardless of what impact it could have on the country adversely.A country which by far has been set on the right track towards progress by the President but are trying to create division in the country, although to all intents and purposes, none of them will succeed in their devious endeavours.
It needs to be emphasized that the Tamil Diaspora movement is still hell bent on acheiving Eelam in Sri lanka within their lifetime with the TNA obviously as their tool towards getting there where the language, rhetoric as well as their very transparent manifestos points alarmingly towards this . Something which the common Opposition candidate who once was a prominent and trusted individual in favour with the President, who has shamefully betrayed his trust seems either oblivious to, blinkered or simply apathetic about as he has joined hands with a dangerous brigade of Nation betrayers whose objectives could plunge the Nation into another era of uncertainty that could take years to recover from as though enough has not been done already in this area which was rescued and repaired by the President now intimidated by all the ungainly sources that have banded together against him.
Case in point relative to this comes from a media report that has surfaced currently which suggests that “a Tamil movie which has been recently released in Malaysia with the intention of insulting President Mahinda Rajapaksa ends with the lines that the time has come to teach a bitter lesson to Mahinda Rajapaksa.” And why is this the right time they are talking about ? one might ask somewhat quizzically although the answer seems fairly obvious?
“The TNA has pledged its support for Sirisena to fulfill its dreams. The TNA’s support of the common candidate does not mean that the whole Tamil population supports Sirisena. The TNA is only a political party working under the dictates of inimical foreign elements,” it has concluded.
It is the most important factor which should govern the voters on Jan.8th where a resounding question needs to be asked of the voters ~ ARE YOU PREPARED TO HAVE THE NATION ONCE AGAIN PLUNGED INTO UNCERTAINTY AND UNREST AS A RESULT OF THE PROJECTIONS THE OPPOSITION HAS INDICATED WILLINGNESS TOWARDS PERPETUATING? PARTICULARLY THROUGH AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE WITH THE FORMER TAMIL TIGER SUPPORTIVE TNA AND THEIR ALLIES EVER READY TO INVADE THE SOVEREIGNITY, TERRIRORIAL INTEGRITY AND SECURITY OF THE SINHALA NATION WHICH HAS BEEN SO ZEALOUSLY RESTORED TO NORMALCY BY THE PRESIDENT? IS THIS THE GRATITUDE YOU SHOW HIM THROUGH SUPPORTING THE OPPOSITION ALLIANCE? The answer on January 8th should be NEVER!!!
Given the situation in the country, one of great promise and progress and the worldwide respect he has garnered through his actions can there be a better leader for the country ? is a question that begs answering. This is a patriotic President who has tried to the best of his capacity to deliver many pledges made during his candidacy previous to election and given time he will bring the Nation to a level of recognition that could by far surpass nations like Singapore if not done already as the strains of “Miracle of Asia” is already beginning to impact the world.
The following excerpt from an address to the President by the Artistes Association of Sri lanka points to a salient reality where ~”The Jathika Hela Urumaya which talks big about what a prosperous country Sri Lanka is today are with the individuals who support the TNA. The JHU left the government and the President who brought freedom to the country and are now coming forward to support the LTTE, He raised a question as to why Champika Ranawaka is so silent when Chandrika Kumarathunga openly addressed the former LTTE terrorist leader as ‘Mr Prabhakaran’ And these are the very people who talk about good governance.” about which only the following conclusions can be drawn ~ apathetic, disgusting and lacking self respect!
Needless to say, today all Sri Lankans irrespective of race and religion, caste, creed culture or ethnicity enjoy the fruits of peace after the eradication of terrorism from the country, while being granted many other benefits. We should work together irrespective of our religions to retain what we have gained. The country is making steady progress and that brings many opportunities for the younger generation which is the sure sign of promise towards posterity.
All Sri Lankans need to throw in their lot to protect the country by defeating any separatist ideology that might try to raise its ugly head.THE SINGLEMOST ISSUE THAT SHOULD GOVERN THE VOTER ON JAN. 8TH FOR CERTAIN!!
While there are many issues that people need to think about when selecting the suitable leader, the supporters of Sirisena, Chandrika Kumaratunga and Ranil Wickremesinghe which will aso be an inadvertent support for the TNA and its unacceptable progam towards a resurging of the secession concept.
It also needs to be emphasized here to the voters that some of them appear to be bullish in their strugggle for power where the dangers to the Nation that could be projected through giving them an opportunity towards mal -administering the Nation as opposed to administering it properly could be immense!
The Artistes Association address has also stated quite appropriately and perhaps auspiciously with the times that “we should protect the hard won peace that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has earned for us.The President clearly stated that he will not betray the country to gain votes. But, so-called common candidate Sirisena has signed agreements with the TNA and SLMC,
“Artistes and media personalities face the same problems where the opposition has once again created the separatist ideology in order to divide the people. To reiterate~A very dangerous one for the Nation of Sri Lanka !
“We should not fight or have contradictions with each other. Because our weaknesses will help them thrive. This is the right time to choose the right leader. We should work together to protect the country” is an echoing of the strains of what’s best for Sri Lanka on Jan.8th surely and unconditionally towards National Unity.
A Bright, Prosperous and Happy New Year 2015 To all readers!