What next after the January 8th  euphoria fizzles out?
Posted on January 10th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala

The post-January 8 euphoria of the winners is inevitable and predictable. The effusive triumphalism is a natural expression of embracing the electoral victory of Maithripala Sirisena. Winners, of course, are entitled to their glorious moment of triumph, however ephemeral it may be. Not even Paki” Saravanamuttu can object to the triumphalism of the victorious forces making and sharing kiributh in the streets.

 Mahinda Rajapakse too has played his role by gracefully withdrawing from Temple Trees”. Now he will have enough time to contemplate what went wrong under his stewardship and, more importantly, in the campaign. He has also left his Presidential office with achievements that reflects a degree of glory far greater than any other defeated or retiring incumbent.

 Right now there is a  great relief in the anti-Rajapakse circles that a change has come. And this is not confined to  the chattering class in Colombo. Ripples of it are felt even in Western, Indian and Chinese capitals. However, what this change means is  yet to unfold. The initial test will be whether the Coalition of swans, elephants and Tigers can get along as one team to achieve the goals outlined  in the Manifesto for change.

 One factor that stands out clearly is that Mahinda Rajapakse was defeated by a collective of the forces in the opposition, most of  whom can be classified as failures in politics. The first impressive success they scored is in acting collectively to defeat Mahinda Rajapakse. Only the might of the collective forces, from north to south (particularly the north), could have challenged him so decisively. Anything short of that would have been a failure. So much so that there is no opposition now. The entire opposition is in the government.

 This poses two problems: 1. how to manage the contradictory forces within the My3-pala-naya” and 2. who will fill the vacuum in the opposition?

 Though it is cold comfort, Mahinda Rajapakse can, at least, console himself by saying that he will no longer be responsible for post-January 8 consequences. That responsibility now lies with Maithripala Sirisena who should know that political events do not  move according to  plans and timetables written  down on paper. Besides, the Sirisena Coalition has promised solemnly in its Manifesto, to transform the nation  into the ideal country” within six years. It is such a tall order that no one expects it to be implemented even within one’s life time, let alone six years.

 Victory places on the triumphant the ineluctable moral and political duty of accepting responsibility to implement the promises given to the people. There’s no point in writing manifestos if they are meant to be a wish list posted to Santa Claus in the Never-Never land. From day one the Sirisena Coalition will have to shoulder the total responsibility for their decisions.  But the most likely eventuality will be to blame Mahinda Rajapakse for any failure to achieve the goals outlined in their Manifesto – the binding electoral contract they had with the people promising to solve the problems that Mahinda Rajapakse couldn’t. 

 In other words, the problems arising from victory will, indeed, be greater than problems arising from defeat. The problems facing  the new government will gather momentum after the euphoria evaporates before long. The complexities of implementing the Manifesto, leading to an ideal country” — if that is ever possible — will weigh down heavily on the new President and his Coalition of incompatible forces that had joined temporarily to defeat Mahinda Rajapakse.

 As they settle down in the coming days  to the business of governing they will realize that picking up politics from where Mahinda Rajapakse had left off and constructing a new nation is more complex than the electoral stunts of defeating an opponent. To begin with,  the very nature of the heterogeneous forces, competing with each other, are bound to generate unmanageable tensions and divisions within the Sirisena regime.

 Besides, Sirisena’s electoral trains – particularly Yal Devi that went to Jaffna —  arrived on January 8th carrying too many passengers loaded with too much baggage. This is somewhat ominous for the future. The bigger the promises in the baggage the lesser the chances of implementing them. President Obama is a living example of where the rhetoric of promises far exceeded his capacity to deliver them. Now he has come to the end of his term leaving America and the world it has policed in a far less secure  place than his opponent, Bush.

 Initially, Sirisena found that the great number of the oppositionists on  his side a blessing during the  election. But he will soon realize that the same motley crowd will be a burden: the greater the number of passengers on board the lesser  the chances of satisfying each and every one of them. The invariable result of trying to satisfy all and sundry at the same time is to end up in satisfying nobody.

 Take the case of the Tamil votes in the north. Just as much as the 2005 abstention of the Tamil vote helped Mahinda Rajapakse to defeat Ranil Wickremesinghe the massive Tamil vote for Sirisena helped to defeat Rajapakse in 2015. The swing of Tamil votes helped, to a large extent, in determining the political outcome in both presidential elections.

 That is only the visible part of the electoral defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Tamil vote should not be interpreted purely as an internal intervention to restore democracy, justice and law and order, as claimed by R. Sampanthan, the TNA leader. The  international dimensions of the Tamil votes are more  significant than the internal component, though both are  inextricably intertwined. The international involvements constitute the hidden  part of the story that is yet to be told. Dayan Jayatilleka has exposed in  his latest contribution (see Colombo Telegraph — 9/1/2015) how Charles Gnanakone, old school mate of Ranil Wickremesinghe, had manipulated the opposition to destabilize the Mahinda Rajapakse government. According Dayan’s revelations mega bucks have been thrown in to buy MPs over at the correct time. A part of the plot was also to bring in Chandrika Bandaranaike to do the dirty work. And the plot against Mahinda Rajapakse was hatched years in advance for  defeating the Tamil Pol Pot, Velupillai Prabhakaran. This reveals a part of  the external  dimensions of the Tamil plot to dethrone Mahinda Rajapakse.

 Judging by the reaction of the Tamils on both sides of the Palk Straits this election is seen by the Tamils as a victory avenging the defeat of Velupillai Prabhakaran. Mahinda Rajapakse defeated the Tamil Tiger terrorism at Nandikadal with bullets. The Tamils got even with him through  the ballots fired by the Sinhalese. This also fit into Dayan’s narrative of using Chandrika Kumaratunga as their bait to lure Sirisena and undermine Mahinda Rajapakse.   Tamil ecstasy came out  loud and clear from the reactions of the Tamil Nadu haters of the Sinhalese. Vaiko, the general Secretary of the MDMK, was ecstatic that his bête noir, Mahinda Rajapakse was defeated. He said that it made his day. The leading Indian/Tamil mouthpiece, The Hindu, (9/1/2015) went to town highlighting the defeat of Mahinda Rajapakse. One commentator who reveled in the defeat was Kumaravadivel Guruparam of Jaffna University (The Hindu,– 1/10/2015). He like R. Sampanthan, TNA leader, was saying that Sirisena has to pay his share for the support given by the Tamils for his victory.

 All this makes it obvious that there is more to the story of how Maithripala Sirisena won than in the mere statistics released by the Elections Commissioner. The hidden hands of local and external hands will, no doubt, be revealed in dribs and drabs later. For the moment we will have to be satisfied that it has been a smooth and democratic transfer of power from one SLFP clan to another.  There is, of course, no doubt that the latest shift of  power from one regime  to another non-violently confirms the maturity of the Sri Lankan democracy.

 The vote that went against Mahinda Rajapakse was more against his family than against his own failures, though he has to finally take responsibility for the failure to reap the harvests of the good will of his achievements. He relied on the charisma of his triumphant image to take him through the rough and tumble of times which, of course, was undermined by his own kith and kin and indispensable friends” like Sachin Vaas Goonewardena.

 Like most other leaders Mahinda Rajapakse was a prisoner of  his close family and friends. Mrs. Sirimavo Bandarnaike’s regime too lost the election mainly on the cry of the state being used as a home from home for friends and family. She faced the identical charge  of pawul balaya”. The same fate awaits Maithripala Senanayake but with a twist. The reaction against him will arise from his newly found family of political friends than from his own sins. He will have to carry their sins of omission and commission  which are bound to occur after the euphoric bubble bursts, sooner or later.

 Right now the winners will bask in the fizzy glory of electoral victory. Reality will dawn later – probably after the first 100 days when all the competing  rivals will come out with their fangs bared to claim their share of power, perks, and  privileges. The clawing will even turn bloody.

 The ultimate test of Sirisena will be based on results, particularly in making his Manifesto a reality. Any pre-judgment driven by euphoria will be like handing over the Nobel Peace Prize to Obama purely on his rhetoric. As all politicians know translating manifestos  into political realities is not an easy task that can be done in 100 days or even six years. Politics of governing demands, from time to time, not only deviations from promises  but  also taking unexpected harsh measures that contradict and undermine the promises. In this respect, it is those who invoke the higher moralities who are most likely come a cropper.

 History is overcrowded with  those who have failed to honour their promises than those who have fulfilled them. Right now Sirisena is inundated with the usual euphoria that comes with victory. He must be overwhelmed with the good wishes from abroad and at home. But as a Buddhist who quotes the dhamma frequently he should know that these are transient phases. Eventually he will be judged not on promises but on delivering them as promised. If he does an Obama then  he should accept total responsibility for making promises he never could have achieved.    

41 Responses to “What next after the January 8th  euphoria fizzles out?”

  1. L Perera Says:

    If the battlers think their lot will improve, they have another think comming. With the new heights that the Islands standard of living has reached, the poor will find the gap continuing to remain.

  2. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    President Maithripala Sirisena will break his first pledge on 11th January by appointing 30 cabinet ministers instead of 25 as agreed in his 100 day work programme.

  3. SenaD Says:

    Once the election is over. an election promise becomes a mere necessity of the past. Reason/s, even very plausible one/s could be found why it could not be kept or has to be delayed.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    HLDM,

    It is time to work TOGETHER not AGAINST.

  5. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    LORENZO !! COME ON NOW. HLDM IS ONLY EXPRESSING HIS THOUGHTS. THERE IS NOTHING AGAINST. HE HAS FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, THE SAME WAY YOU HAD BEFORE ELECTIONS. LET US NOT BE PARTIAL HERE.

  6. Nanda Says:

    NMY,
    What I heard is he appointed exactly 25 already. What I don’t like is he has given Ports to a Muslim.

  7. Leela Says:

    Lorenzo, It is My3 and his elephantine coalition that made the 100 day program and the long list of promises hand delivered to our homes not the PA lead by MR. People elected My3 as President because they believed he’ll deliver what he promised. So, Let My3 deliver from now own. No excuses.

    When MR was elected President in 2005, he promised to end the war and a list of other things in his manifesto, ‘mahinda chintanaya’. Not just the then opposition lead by UNP but also the JVP, a party in his coalition had laid every obstacles while he was fulfilling his promises. That’s real politicking. MR faced the challenges and delivered what he had promised. So, he was elected for a second term.

    So, its just absurd for My3 to expect his fore to “work together” with him to implement what they hadn’t promised. However, the PA media team said they’ll help the new government implement what they think is good for the country, meaning not every thing in My3’s list of promises. So, its up to My3 to work out his strategy to get the job done not PA.

  8. Independent Says:

    “History is overcrowded with those who have failed to honour their promises than those who have fulfilled them. ”

    Well said Mr. Mahindapala. This is very true. Too many promises there and some not practical.

    But that history includes that of Rajapakse who never looked after Sinhala Buddhist after getting their support and getting that even now.

  9. Lorenzo Says:

    New defence secretary is BMUD Basnayaka who was CHAMPIKA RANAWAKA’s ministry secretary (appointed by MR then) and a HUGE FAN of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa!

    A very wise choice. Need I say more!

    I appeal to all PATRIOTS (only) to SHED HATRED and team up together to defend SL. We need UNITY not DIVISION. Togetherness not punishment. We NEED people close to MR and GR too.

  10. Samanthi Says:

    Keep post-war security measures in place says UPFA
    January 10, 2015, 8:18 pm

    by Shamindra Ferdinando

    The UPFA yesterday urged newly appointed President Maithripala Sirisena not to do away with post-war security measures in place to thwart possible attempts to propagate separatism.

    National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa, MP, insisted that national security shouldn’t be a political issue regardless of varying political strategies adopted by different political parties.

    Addressing the media at SLFP headquarters at T.B. Jayah Mawatha, the former housing minister reminded that the armed forces had been in a pathetic state when the then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa emerged victorious at Nov 2005 presidential poll. The military paid a huge price in terms of lives lost to bring three-decade long war to a successful conclusion.

    Weerawansa said that there had been a time when terrorists bared their buttocks to troops deployed in the Northern Province. Having crushed the LTTE in May 2009, the armed forces had remained vigilant to meet any eventuality, the firebrand politician said. “Don’t let them be humiliated again.”

    He asserted that former President earned the appreciation of many countries and international media soon after he realized the final outcome wasn’t going to be in favor of him. The country couldn’t forget the former President’s achievements, the MP said, adding that grateful people wept because they couldn’t bear his defeat.

    Weerawansa stressed that the former President had won the confidence of the majority among the majority community and the minority among Tamil speaking people, whereas Maithripala Sirisena received the backing of a minority among the majority community and the majority among Tamil speaking people.

    Acknowledging that the SLFP leader had suffered a temporary setback, Weerawansa asserted that Rajapaksa would stage a comeback soon.

    The 127-member UPFA parliamentary group remained with the former President, the former minister said.

  11. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    According to the neighbours, former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa still remains at the official residence allocated to the Secretary, Ministry of Defence, though several news media claimed that he had left the country.

  12. Christie Says:

    A visit to the Emperor Modi.

    The new Sri Lankan President accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to visit the country first

    President Maithripala Sirisena will travel to New Delhi next month on his first State visit abroad.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Mr. Sirisena when he called to congratulate the latter on his election victory on Friday, a political aide of the newly elected President said. Sri Lanka also plans to release “soon” 15 Indian fishermen in its custody, said Rajitha Senaratne, who is tipped to be an important member of the Sirisena Cabinet.

    Sri Lanka’s relations with India are set to improve because the new government recognised the importance of having India on its side, Mr. Senaratne said at a press conference here Saturday.

    He also drew parallels between the modest backgrounds of Mr. Sirisena and Mr. Modi to emphasise the point that the new government was giving top priority to its relations with India. “Mr. Modi invited our President to come to India first. Mr. Sirisena told him it would be difficult this month, and that he will go next month,” Mr. Senaratne said.

    While Sri Lanka would free 15 Indian fishermen, the new government would need to take a policy decision on returning trawlers, he said.
    Keywords: Maithripala Sirisena, Sirisena India visit, Narendra Modi
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  13. Christie Says:

    I AM WONDERING ABOUT THIS WRITER. He was bashing the West all the time and I wonder whether he lives in India? My friend look at the vote numbers and electorates. Where ever there are Indian colonial parasites are they have voted Maithree. They were all advised by a higher beings to vote him by SMSs.

  14. Sarath W Says:

    It seems MY3 has made so many promises and he can not keep track of them. He has already broken one of them when he promised to close the airport to stop criminals leaving the country. It is only two days since he took office KP escaped the country. Or is it a reward for the Tamil backers in his unholy alliance?

    The only way he can keep his promises of pay rises for public servants, abolish petrol excise etc is by printing money or borrow from overseas. Hope MY3 will realise soon the cess pit he got into by sleeping with the enemy.

  15. Marco Says:

    One would not expect anything else from HLDM articles bashing RW, CBK etc after all it was RW who shut the door on HLDM after the demise of Premadasa. Hounding of Richard de Zoysa comes to mind.

    RW has many faults but he is honest, hard working and a very intelligent man. RW is too much of a gentleman to belong to the cut-throat, cut and thrust Sri Lankan politics. The events of the past 2 days has all the hallmarks of RW working behind the scenes of making MR see sense, dialogue with senior influential UPFA Ministers, placing a lid on vilification of the past regime etc. RW has clearly not shown “Sri Lankan” political leadership qualities and unfairly has been branded a “loser”
    I would not be surprised if one or two UPFA senior personnel get Cabinet posts tomorrow much to the chagrin of coalition partners.Look at the bigger picture.
    HLDM would have loved to have had his prodigy Sajith at the helm. UNP hierarchy are not that daft. Sajith has a lot to learn and his time will come. There are more up and coming young UNP parliamentarians who learning faster than Sajith

    True to form HLDM writes to obfuscate the failings of the Rajapakse regime and its ultimate defeat. Amusingly he quotes Dayan (who HLMD used to vilify).
    It is cold comfort, MR can, at least, console himself by saying that he will no longer be responsible for post-January 8 consequences. That is true. The new government has to take care of the mess that MR has left behind including the repayment of inflated loans for the white elephants.

  16. SenaD Says:

    Marco, “RW has many faults but he is honest, hard working and a very intelligent man. RW is too much of a gentleman to belong to the cut-throat, cut and thrust Sri Lankan politics.”

    I have my doubts about the veracity of these statements, because of RW’s so called ‘Cease Fire Agreement’ with the terrorists which legitimised the terrorists’ claim to the areas controlled by them, confined the SLA to barracks and being responsible for the elimination of the intelligence officers (Millannium City affair).

  17. Marco Says:

    SenaD
    It is true that RW signed the CFA but I would disagree that CFA brought about the legitimised claim on areas as the LTTE already occupied those areas.The most important fact is that when the CFA was violated by LTTE, the International Community came down on the side of the GOSL and support given to GOSL to defeat the LTTE. Most part of this was due to the repercussions of 9/11 too.

  18. helaya Says:

    Marco,
    Did you forget the Batalanda episode? He exposed our very capable intelligence unit killed them all. This made LTTE very powerful.

  19. Samanthi Says:

    Thoppigala Ranil’s signing of co-famous CFA with Velu led to the exposure of SL Army’s Long Range Reconnaissance Party (LRRP) headed by captain Nisham and housed at Athurugiriya Millenium City. The raid helped Pottu Amman to identify, locate and assassinate over hundred military intelligence operative including brave PLOTE Mohan who was killed in the broad daylight near Fancy House in Kollupitiya. The CFA also paved way for the then Norwegian government to provide financial, material and military assistance to LieTTE. They delivered and installed very expensive sophisticated communication equipment in the tiger military headquarters in Vanni. They also provided specialised military training to some LieTTE leaders in their Rene Military Training centre in Oslo. While the Scandinavian Peace Monitors insisted that SL army should limit to their barracks in North and East, tigers were allowed to carry out their killing spree without any hindrance!

  20. Ananda-USA Says:

    Lorenzo said “It is time to work TOGETHER not AGAINST.”

    BULLSHIT!

    Were you WORKING TOGETHER with MR when YOU UNDERMINED HIM in EVERY COMMENT you made pretending to be PATRIOTIC?

    Aw, COME ON … don’t be a HYPOCRITE!

    When Maithripala Sirisens devolves Land & Police Power to the TNA in the North and the SLMC in the East, how will that agree with your “PATRIOTISM”? Bah!

  21. Ananda-USA Says:

    Lorenzo,

    I remember you and “Nanda” VOCIFEROUSLY URGING Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to execute a MILITARY COUP and REPEAL the 13A!

    Now you have HELPED to EXPEL MR and Gota from Power, and REPLACED MR with MS who will devolve Land and Police Power to the North and East.

    Most LankaWeb readers who have kept TRACK OF YOUR COMMENTS, KNOW that what I say is the TRUTH!

    How DO YOU RATIONALIZE all these CONTRADICTORY SOMERSAULTS?

    To my mind, the FACT IS you SIMPLY CANT … except by admitting that you are ONE MORE HIDDEN ACTIVIST trying to tear Sri Lanka apart for devious REASONS!

    You EARNED that DISHONORABLE HAT; now WEAR IT!

  22. Marco Says:

    Helaya, Samanthi,
    I don’t deny nor will I defend certain actions by RW.
    Signing of and the violation of the CFA by the LTTE was in my opinion the start of the downfall of the LTTE in so far as nobody including the IC was able to place any trust in them.
    MR did a far better job in eliminating the LTTE. MR won the war but did he actually and honestly win the peace ?

  23. SenaD Says:

    Samanthi,

    Thank you for adding the details missing in my note above.

  24. Lorenzo Says:

    Ananda,

    “Were you WORKING TOGETHER with MR when YOU UNDERMINED HIM in EVERY COMMENT you made pretending to be PATRIOTIC?”

    I am PATRIOTIC to the core! It was people around MR who DRAGGED HIM AWAY from patriotism (as you can see from his defeat).

    (Even articles have been written on my patriotism in websites FYI by WELL KNOWN patriots!!)

    “I remember you and “Nanda” VOCIFEROUSLY URGING Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to execute a MILITARY COUP and REPEAL the 13A!”

    Have you lost a sense of TIME? I KNEW MR will collapse SOON but NEVER KNEW a PATRIOT (My3) will become the president. I thought Run-nil or KJ or any other CFA champion would become president. That was why I proposed it THEN long before even an election was declared.

    I NEVER proposed military rule to REPLACE a fresh people’s verdict!! That is SICKENING!

    Anyway 20 more SLFPers have joined My3 and UNLESS MR agrees to meaningfully work with My3, he is going to lose his parliamentary SIMPLE majority too.

    So it is NOT A CHOICE. We all MUST join hands with PRESIDENT MY3 for a better SL.

  25. SenaD Says:

    Lorenzo,

    “NEVER KNEW a PATRIOT (My3) will become the president”

    He is the president now but most probably he will not be able to keep the unitary nature of the country despite his being a patriot.

    That is because if the executive presidential system is abolished prior to repealing the 13th amendment that established the Provincial Councils the unitary nature of the state disappears, according to the Supreme Court.

    The Supreme Court declared the 13th amendment constitutional only under the executive presidential system that can intervene to stop parts breaking off.

    Without knowing in detail what is being considered it is too early to have a definite view on this.

  26. Lorenzo Says:

    SenaD,

    Who said “the executive presidential system is abolished”?

    My3 never said so!

    It will REMAIN.

    So new Perumals cannot do anything. Remember the India-Pakistan division and Pakistan-Bangladesh division? There will be NO division of SL without separatist groups getting wiped out from the island. Only a few lunatics want separate countries. My3 rejected those demands.

    To change the UNITARY status you need 2/3 majority. NO ONE has it!

  27. Nanda Says:

    “the executive presidential system is abolished”

    This again is the last part of dirty Chintanaya may fools have brainwashed themselves to believe , because a naked king said so.

  28. Ananda-USA Says:

    Lorenzo said “I NEVER proposed military rule to REPLACE a fresh people’s verdict!! That is SICKENING!”

    That is an OUTRIGHT LIE! Your COMMENTS are in the LankaWeb archives! You were jumping up and down URGING Gota to execute a coup-de-etat.

    Today you are all “anti-corruption” and for “democracy”, but yesterday you were urging vilolaton of the Highest Law in the Land, its Constitution, through a Military takeover.

    Soon that ADVOCACY of a Military Coup-de-Etat descended into a propaganda assault blowing up molehills into mountains UNDERMINING Sri Lanka”s popular ELECTED government.

    NOTHING is BEYOND the LIMITS for the ACTIVIST Lorenzo!

    SOME “Democrat” and “Human Rights” enthusiast!!!

    To ADD INSULT to INJURY, now you are DENYING what you have done and is trying to be a “PEACEMAKER trying to PACIFY the PATRIOTS into INACTION!

    Your HYPOCRISY and DEVIOUS TACTICS NEVER END do they? Bah!

  29. Ananda-USA Says:

    Lorenzo says “We all MUST join hands with PRESIDENT MY3 for a better SL.”

    MORE DEVIOUS OBFUSCATION! Lorenzo is TRYING HARD to ENABLE the Maithripala to devolve Land and Police Powers to the Eelamists and Islamists!

    The UPFA should RESIST these ACTIVITIES with EVERY FIBRE of its being: PRESERVE the EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY and RESIST all ATTEMPTS to CONVERT our motherland into a PATCHWORK of ETHNIC BANTUSTANS!!

    The UPFA should evaluate ITEMS on a CASE-BY-CASE BASIS and ONLY supportthose that are CLEARLY PROTECT and BENEFIT Lanka like the REDUCTION of the number of Ministerial Portfolios to 25!

    BTW, the RUMOR is that the promised 25 Minister limit has ALREADY BEEN EXCEEDED! So much for the first act promised in the 100-item grab-bag of the Maithree-Palanaya! Let us wait for confirmation … it SHOULD BE EASY TO COUNT ESPECIALLY for COMPULSIVE LISTMAKERS like LORENZO!!

  30. Lorenzo Says:

    Ananda,

    I proposed military rule WHEN the previous govt. was doing BAD (casino, Duminda, Mervin, Weliveria, Aluthgama, etc.) things and the ONLY available option was UNP.

    Things changed since didn’t they?

    Did I propose it AFTER the election was declared? NO. It is NOT a replacement for a public vote.

  31. Nanda Says:

    The president should stop using the cult called “Maithree Palanaya”. It is wrong in meaning and it leads to BW3.

    One cannot rule a country with Maithree ( Loving kindness) alone, unless he is a” wheel turning monarch” ( Sakviti Raja). Mr. Sirisena is no Sakviti Raja.

    Mahinda Rajapakse was spreading loving kindness to all the criminals including murderers. Did he succeed by doing this ?No.

    Mr. Sirisena or Mr. Wickremasinghe should not try to become Dharmista No 2. He should adopt the policy of ” catch and punish all law breakers. Otherwise they will be gone very very fast because technology is moving forward very fast.

  32. Ananda-USA Says:

    Lorenzo!

    Aw, COME ON … don’t be a HYPOCRITE! Stand up like a MAN and take a BOW … you have DONE WELL for the REGIME CHANGE sponsors!

    When Maithripala Sirisena devolves Land & Police Powers to the TNA in the North and the SLMC in the East in return for their support in OVERTURNING MR’s Govt, how will you RATIONALIZE that with your “PATRIOTISM”?

    Will you WAIL CROCODILE Tears … AGAIN?

    I expect you will … COPIOUSLY! RIVERS from a Pseudo-Patriot!

  33. Lorenzo Says:

    I’m NOT trying to devolve ANY power!

    I’m totally AGAINST power devolution.

    But I’m supportive of the 100 DAY PLAN.

    FYI my input to the My3 camp was NOT in making these lists. Its time Ananda too joined My3 camp and work for the beterment of the motherland.

    IF MR enters parliament and approached My3, I’m 100% sure My3 will make MR the new PM. My3 is a VERY compassionate man. TOO compassionate that he may do stupid things too.

    How many DISGUSTING things were told about him by the MR camp! He forgave ALL.

    But as ALWAYS I will NEVER blindly support My3 or anyone. The MOMENT My3 goes stray and start appeasing separatists, I will be his WORST enemy. I have NO attachment to ANY politician. My attachment is to SL.

    “NOTHING is BEYOND the LIMITS for the ACTIVIST Lorenzo!” – Ananda. Absolutely! Leave NO stone unturned.

  34. Ananda-USA Says:

    Lorenzo STANDS CONDEMNED by his OWN words!

    “I NEVER proposed military rule” he said above two comments AGO, and

    “I proposed military rule” in his last Comment above!

    When will your SOMERSAULTS end, Lorenzo?

    ALAS …. NEVER …. we KNOW it is IMPOSSIBLE for you to keep TRACK of your own ACTIVITIES; they are JUST TOO DEVIOUS!

    Hypocrites will ALWAYS be HYPOCRITES!

  35. Nanda Says:

    “Devolves Land & Police Powers ” is a mythical term created by the ex-naked king to keep his BW2 ( Beggar’s Wound 2) Chintanaya.
    What is the importance of this term in Sri Lanka ? Land is owned by the government of Sri Lanka. If some Tamil Company want some land, they will try and do it using Tamil Ministers. If there is Executive President he can give it to him. If not they should follow the same law as other areas.

    If 80% of the police are Tamil, doe this mean police powers given ? In that case MR has is given the whole government , not only the police powers. If there is very powerful Tamil politician (like DD under MR) police listen to him. DOes this mean police powers given.
    All these are terms created to fool foolish people. Modern man will think beyond the words.

  36. Lorenzo Says:

    Patriotism is ALL about SL.

    Patriotism is NOT about MR!!

    There are 4 kinds of people.

    1. Those who love SL AND MR
    2. Those who love SL BUT HATE MR
    3. Those who hate SL AND MR
    4. Those who hate SL BUT LOVE MR

    Only the first 2 are patriots.

    The #4 are the WORST traitors.

    I was a #1 until 2010. Then I’m a #2.

  37. Ananda-USA Says:

    Lorenzo said “I proposed military rule” and “Things changed since didn’t they?”

    RIGHT! So, if the situation does not fit YOUR AGENDA then you VOCIFEROUSLY ARGUE for an ILLEGAL Military Takeover! So much for your COMMITTMENT to the Law!

    Your PRINCIPLES are like LACY, INFINITELY FLEXIBLE; they can be MOLDED into ANY SHAPE!

    In fact they are NOT PRINCIPLES at all, but DEVIOUS STRATEGY for ATTAINING YOUR AGENDA!

    I URGE LankaWeb PATRIOTS to BEWARE of this man posing as an “PATRIOT” outraged by violation of “LAW and DEMOCRACY”l he, and his TEAM of conspirators, just wants to LEAD YOU OVER the CLIFF!

    He is NEITHER a PATRIOT, nor a LAW-ABIDING MAN, nor even a DEMOCRAT!

    He is ONLY a REGIME CHANGE SPIDER plying HIS TRADE inviting you to become entangled in his WEB of LIES!

  38. Lorenzo Says:

    Ananda,

    Your SELECTIVE seeing things may be a symptom of a BIG issue underneath!!

    “I NEVER proposed military rule to REPLACE a fresh people’s verdict!! That is SICKENING!”

    “I proposed military rule WHEN the previous govt. was doing BAD (casino, Duminda, Mervin, Weliveria, Aluthgama, etc.) things and the ONLY available option was UNP.

    There is a nice joke by some SL jokers where a boy refuses to go to school.
    The child psycologist asks why.
    Partial hearing the boy says.
    OK, lets do a game the man says. I will give you a lolly everyday if you go to school.
    Then the boy asks, everyday?
    Man replies, everyday.
    Then the boy says I only heard part of it.
    Which part? Asks the man.
    The part that you will give me a lolly everyday.
    Which part you didn’t hear?
    The boy replies: the part that I have to go to school everyday!!

    Ananda! Ananda!

  39. Nanda Says:

    Lorenzo,
    I don’t agree there exists 3 and 4. Who hate SL , a beautiful country with beautiful people ?

    May be you should use the word “do not love” (taken from MR). Furthermore “angry” does not mean “hate”. I am angry with MR when I think of what a waste he did but I don’t hate him , I am compassionate to him when I am not angry.

  40. Nanda Says:

    Lorenzo,
    Consider me as a witness, I know when exactly you called for military intervention and I agreed. It is the time we felt hopeless under Moda Paalanaya of MR.

  41. Lorenzo Says:

    Nanda,

    Sure!

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