Former President’s Decision To Contest The Prime Ministerial Post Good For Sri Lanka Not For Her Internal As Well As External Adversaries!
Posted on March 18th, 2015
Insight By Sunil Kumar,
March 18th, 2015
Most of Sri Lanka (other than those who don’t want to know) as well as the world, knows that he is not someone to be trifled with when given responsibility where the only reason he is not commander in chief is due solely to the betrayals he faced at the hands of some of his trusted allies who combined with his enemies to oust him over issues that were more insignificant than the significance of how he championed Sri Lanka into being a terrorist free Asian Nation that earned the respect of most of the world apart from the apathetic entities who believed the sob stories of the defeated.
Something which veritably albeit unfortunately for Sri Lanka projected his enemies towards their own ambits and are now seated in power but already that seems to be in jeopardy of being reversed in the not too distant future provided Rajapaksa has the renewed backing of an already frustrated and disgruntled Sinhala Nation ready to give him another chance and he conducts his direction towards the cause equitably and conscientiously which most believe he will.
Therefore as Labour Party leader Mr. A. S. P Liyanage has said that the former President had talks with his party on the matter and has also gathered support for the move from some Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members it augurs well for Sri Lanka and not so much for his adversaries who apart from respecting him also fear him!.
Reflective of the attitude of those who once benefitted from his benevolence towards them as a leader yet undercut him eventually when Mahinda Rajapaksa had decided to contest under the Sri Lanka Labour Party after failing to secure the full support of the SLFP to be the Prime Ministerial candidate of the SLFP there are indications of axiety amomg some which In all probabilities are due to a dormant fear of his capacity to override them but regardless of whatever ticket he contests on. one cannot rule out his chances!!