Support Mahinda Rajapaksa Campaign
Posted on March 7th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean

A RIVER DOES NOT FLOW BACKWARDS” – By M D P DISSANAYAKE The words from the Pulpit (well presented) and the responses from the Gallery were a joy to read. It is pretty obvious that Mahinda Rajapaksa is a Trade Name, not only in Sri Lanka but building a reputation outside the Island.

I have never heard or met Dinesh Gunawardane but in my very young days, I remember both Philip Gunawardane and his wife Vivien Gunawardane, and heard Vivien address political meetings.

The current political scene looks a bit like the history in Burma or Myanmar when Aung San Suu Kyi, opposition leader of Myanmar and the winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace, was under house arrest.

In Sri Lanka, when Mahinda Rajapaksa with Gothabaya and General Sarath Fonseka, thrashed the butt out of the LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists, there was no Nobel Peace Prize. Not even a public comment of gratitude by USA – EU – Canada – India. Except Ms. Navanethem Pillay, South Africa, 2008-2014, a Tamil to the core, tried her best to degrade the Sri Lankan government.

In my personal opinion, for what it is worth, (the Editor of LankaWeb may confirm), I have stood by Sri Lanka and the Sinhala community, since my first contribution. And that stands today!  I will continue to follow this stream, from my pedestal

I have criticized when Mahinda Rajapaksa and especially Namal, when either of them strayed from the main path and it is pretty obvious that, when MR was grounded, the Sri Lankan patriotic community felt what they have lost.

The ideal situation for Sri Lanka is, when the Parliamentary Election hits the road, SLFP appoints and supports the candidature of Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate.  This is the best inevitable solution to save the hide of My3, during his one & only tenure as the President.

When the time comes for the next Presidential Election, Mahinda should stand aside and allow Gothabaya Rajapaksa to be the Presidential Candidate.

And send Namal by Diplomatic Courier to Afghanistan or Iraq sharpen pencils in the Embassy.

Point regarding Chinese owning Sri Lanka reclaimed Port City of Colombo-:

Leasing a part of the New Port City on a Long Lease, as done in Hong Kong, to the Chinese, contra for investment, should be reconsidered, as not to contravene Sovereignty  of Sri Lanka. But selling even an inch of Sri Lankan land mass to Indians, Chinese or to any other, must be Non-negotiable.

Apart from certain other issues which were debated by both Contributors and Commentators in LankaWeb, The subject of the New Port City of Colombo, must be taken with equal importance, in his Manisfesto by Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka must remain Non-Aligned, and maintain Her unique strategic position in the Indian Ocean!

 

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11 Responses to “Support Mahinda Rajapaksa Campaign”

  1. Sooriarachi Says:

    Prof McLean I agree entirely with what you have stated and I believe all Sri Lankan patriots should be thankful to people like you for supporting the neutrality of Sri Lanka and identifying the leaders who love the country and have so far protected the country’s neutrality, sovereignty and pride. Mahinda Rajapakse is one such leader.
    However, under his Presidency in his latter years Sri Lanka was pushed closer to China, as China and Pakistan were two of the powerful neighbours Sri Lanka could trust, after India betrayed the nation at the UNHCR, by supporting the totally biased Nivineethan Pillai’s resolutions favouring the Tamil separatists agenda, probably under a still unknown US strategy for the South Asian region. Today India needs a strong leader like Rajapakse and I believe Modi could be the right person, to pull India back from the brink of becoming another US satellite, like the UK, Canada, Norway etc.

  2. nilwala Says:

    “….when the Parliamentary Election hits the road, SLFP appoints and supports the candidature of Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate. This is the best inevitable solution to save the hide of My3, during his one & only tenure as the President.”

    “Sri Lanka must remain Non-Aligned, and maintain Her unique strategic position in the Indian Ocean!”

    Agree that there should be diligent consciousness of the forces at play and Sri Lanka’s security should be protected from being used by the big powers in their geopolitical games.

    Sale of Sri Lankan land to non-nationals has been recently reviewed. See article from The Island – Oct 25, 2014
    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=112717

    btw, Prof McLean –
    Mr. Philip Gunawardena’s wife was Kusuma.
    Vivienne was Mr. Leslie Goonewardena’s wife – both LSSPers.

  3. Christie Says:

    Namaste: The Empire got everything fixed and got its mistake corrected after 10 years. It is Indian Empire who supported Mahinda I 2005. Jai Hind.

  4. LANKAPUTHRA Says:

    Prof, Mc-Lean, If some one reads your article from Ranil’s secretariat, then he should reply. I suggest send Pramadase’s GANI (oopps, sorry Pramadase’s WIFE) as UN Ambassador.

  5. Independent Says:

    Some mistake, Vivvien was not Philip’s wife. Leslie’s (Philip’s brother) wife.
    You are proposing MR under MS (executive) or MR(Exec) with MS (no power) ?
    Both not hypothetical.

  6. Arcadius Says:

    The professor loses his credibility when he errs on facts.
    Vivien, the firebrand, was Leslie Gunawardene’s wife, not Philip’s.

  7. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Support Mahinda Rajapakse ONLY IF HE SUPPORTS

    -THE BUDDHIST SANGA
    -ELIMINATION OF TAMIL AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
    -DEPORTATION OF ILLEGAL INDIAN TAMILS IN SRI LANKA
    -REPATRIATION OF SINGHALESE TO THEIR HOMELAND IN THE NORTH AND EASTERN PROVINCES
    -DO AWAY WITH AMENDMENT 13
    -MAKE KATCHACHEEVU ISLAND A SRI LANKAN NAVAL BASE
    – BRING BACK THE COLOMBO PORT PROJECT AND ALLOW CHINESE SHIPS TO DOCK IN SRI LANKA
    -ELEVATE BUDDHISM AS A STATE RELIGION.
    -MAKE IT A PUNISHABLE CRIME TO EXPRESS IN ANY WAY THE CONCEPT OF ELAM.

  8. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Support Mahinda Rajapakse ONLY IF HE SUPPORTS

    – THE ENFORCEMENT OF BUDDHIST LAWS AGAINST PRACTICES SUCH AS ANIMAL SACRIFICES,
    – THE ENFORCEMENT OF BUDDHIST LAWS AGAINST THE HINDU CASTE SYSTEM IN SRI LANKA
    – BAN CONVERSION BY HINDUS, MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS.
    – ADVANCE THE BUDDHIST DARHMA ACROSS THE LAND.

  9. nilwala Says:

    To Independent — For reasons of accuracy:

    Mr. Leslie Goonewardena was NOT Philip’s brother.

    Mr. Philip Gunawardena’s brother was Mr. Robert Gunawardena, also a parliamentarian.

  10. Lorenzo Says:

    BW,

    NO!!

    If we ask for too much in one go we will get NOTHING.

    Lets ONLY demand the scrapping of 13 amendment. Other things CAN wait.

    When he does that Tamils and Muslims will LEAVE him forcing him to rely MORE AND MORE on Buddhists. That is when these other things can be pushed.

  11. Lorenzo Says:

    Modarator,

    Can you please remove my comment moderation. It prevents me from discussing with others.

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