National Government – Sealing the Motor-Mouths?
Posted on March 24th, 2015
Prof. Hudson McLean
The introduction of the National Government is a classic move orchestrated by RW and blindly followed by My3, to Silence the Critics.
The first move to Upgrade General Sarath Fonseka cleared two obstacles.
First: By giving more medals to General to make him Field Marshall for no valid reason, keeps him out as a potential future political threat.
Second: By this elevation, My3 “buys” the personal loyalty of Field Marshall Fonseka.
Actually, from the photos published, the Field Marshall looks Ready-to-Fly!
But knowing how Fonseka “bit-the-hand-that-fed” by opposing Mahinda Rajapaksa at the earlier Presidential battle, there is no guarantee that a “chest-full-of-medals” and a Baton will keep ambition-hungry Fonseka, in-the-ring.
Wait for his next move!
For a country, with severe economic constrains, the appointment of more Ministers, can only be described as a “farce”.
The UK coalition government formed of the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrat Party, composed of the Prime Minister and some 21 Cabinet ministers.
I suspect that the reason behind offering the “Milk & Honey” pot is to control both the UNP-SLFP MPs in “one fell swoop”. Will also keep RW in power as the Prime Minister, to control the Executive President.
Allowing ex President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the Prime Ministerial candidature as a UPFA member, is bound to create waves within the UNP-SLFP marriage.
If MR wins, where will RW sit?
Will RW return to Opposition? Or sit in a coalition under MR?
Interesting times ahead!
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