65 years after SWRD broke away from  UNP, Mahinda Rajapakse should  break away from SLFP, to form another Political Party.
Posted on February 7th, 2016

By Charles.S.Perera

Political parties are born out of politicians’ insatiable thirst for power which can be defined as the ability to influence and control others. Power is as addictive as heroin and those who have lost it behave like hapless druggies going cold turkey having chased the dragon for years. Personal ambitions are camouflaged with impressive, marketable agendas based on various issues which can be flogged to rally the gullible masses,” says the Island Editorial.

The Island Editor thinks he has the last word in everything.

Political Parties are also born through necessity, when those who have come to power thanks mainly to minority votes, have no idea which way to take the country. SWRD broke away from Western Oriented UNP to form a political party with progressive socialist policies giving power to a wide range of people: Sanga (Buddhist Monks),veda ( physicians), guru (teachers),Govi (farmers),and Kamkarau (workers).

Ranil Wickramasinghe speaking to a group of UNP Members in Kurunegala says, …D.S. Senanayake, S.W.R.D. Bandaranayake and J.R. Jayawardena made three revolutions in Sri Lanka’s history. He said that the Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena is prepared to make the 4th revolution by eradicating Sri Lanka’s poverty and building Sri Lanka’s economy.”

Ranil Wickramasinghe makes statements just to please the gallery and the statements he makes are often meaningless, like promising gold bangles to girls, and gold chains to boys, celebrating the arrival of Portuguese to Sri Lanka, and now about revolutions by utterly reactionary UNP leaders.

But people have not forgotten that each time UNP had  come back to power Sri Lanka had regressed from development and progress towards peace, and higher social and economic achievements.  Each time the SLFP with the left came into power there was progress.  Except during Chandrika’s term of Presidency.  She ended the blood stained period of Premadasa’s UNP government, but  she had no political maturity to go forward to develop the country.

About the four revolutions Ranil Wickramasinghe  mentioned, there was no revolution when  D.S.Senanayake was handed over the government by the British Colonialists in a gesture of making it a pseudo Independent  Dominion of the Commonwealth. Sir Baron Jayatilleke more educated  than D.S.Senanayake  was  more qualified to have been the Prime Minister of Independent Sri Lanka, but  D.S.Sennyake had manipulated to have Sir Baron Jayatilleke sent to India to represent Sri Lanka when the British were about to  give Independence to Sri Lanka and D.S.Senanayke stepped into receive the appointment.  That was  not a revolution but a betrayal.

 J.R.Jayawardhana too did not make a revolution, it is all Ranils imagination. JR formed a democratic Government of a dictatorial nature. He had all the powers to appoint ministers with a note or sack them. He himself said that the only thing he cannot do is to make a  man a woman and a woman a man. Later he became a prisoner of  India. Rajiv Gandhi  forced him  to adopt the most  spiteful 13Amended into the Sri Lanka Constitution, and accept the Indian Peace Keeping Force.

There is no difference in what JR did then and Ranil Wickramasinghe is doing now sponsoring  USA and Western resolutions against Sri Lanka -his own country.

Ranil Wickramasinghe says that the Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena  is prepared to make the 4th revolution by eradicating Sri Lanka’s poverty and building Sri Lanka’s economy, ” that statement is also as false as the two previous revolutions Ranil Wickramasinghe  referred to.  Ranil Wickramasinghe is in a state of day dreaming.

The fourth revolution of Maithripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickramasinghe prophesies has far from eliminating poverty brought  Sri Lanka  into a precarious economic, social and political instability. The forth revolution of Maithripala Sirisena has put Sri Lanka  back into the lap of colonialism of not only the British but also of India and USA.

 EconomyNext reported today-7 February,2016 , Sri Lanka’s official forex reserves dropped by a billion US dollars to 6,301 million US dollars in January 2016 from 7,303.6 million US dollars, official data showed, as money printing and credit continued to undermine the balance of payments. Forex reserves are now at a 5-year low around the level in 2012 when corrections were made.”

Ranil Wickramasinghe slipped into Chandrika Kumaratuinga’s  presidency  and  signed a CFA with  the terrorist Prabhakaran  which almost made Sri Lanka be divided and a part of it handed over to Tamil terrorists, which disaster was averted in time by the people electing Mahinda Rajapakse as the President of Sri Lanka in 2005.  That was in fact the second great revolution that Sri Lanka saw after that of SWRD Bandaranaike in 1956.

Maithripala Sirisena’s 4th Revolution Ranil Wickramasinghe  referred to  is as the Island Editor said  …. Personal ambitions are camouflaged with impressive, marketable agendas based on various issues which can be flogged to rally the gullible masses.”

Under the 4th Revolution of Maithripala Sirisena prophesied by Ranil Wickramasinghe  there was the greatest Bank  Bond Scam (robbery) in the history of Sri Lanka in which over 2 billion rupees were defrauded  by persons  close to or in indirect connivance with the Governor of the  Central Bank appointed  on the recommendation of  the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and Finance Minster  Ravi Karunanayake.

That  was an unbearable loss that adds to the poverty of Sri Lanka while Ranil Wickramasinghe tries to camouflage  the disaster by speaks of the 4th revolution of Maithripala Sirisena which  would eradicate poverty in Sri Lanka  and build its economy.  What a revolutionary start that was ?

However, there have been talks of an unknown investor parking  one billion  in the Sri Lanka Central Bank and there is likely to be another secret investor parking another one billion.  That makes two billions the exact sum that was defrauded under the Sri Lanka Bond Scam.  One begins to wander who those unidentified investors are and where they got the Rupees two billion from ?

Then again with regard to the arising of  new Political parties the Island editor says, ….Power is as addictive as heroin and those who have lost it behave like hapless druggies going cold turkey having chased the dragon for years….”

But when people have been fooled by a political party which could not even find a leader within the party to present for the Presidential election lured a traitor  from the opposition to become their common Presidential candidate, and having won the election denied all that people enjoyed under the previous government  and instead of developing the country to give people a better  living standard, are  instead  neglecting the people and the country engaged in a veritable witch hunt ever since they came to power  on 8th January,2015, it is then time that another revolution takes place to bring back ….those who have  power to which they were addictive as heroin, ”  , because they have a better sense of governing , developing and promoting Sri Lanka.

The editor of the Island  has also vengeance at heart when he says, …. country knows too well that Rajapaksa’s few mea culpas have barely scratched the surface of the doings of a 10-year journey that he wanted to extend to 15…….”

But it is time that the Rajapaksa Government is brought back  to repeat the 10 years of what it did when it was  in power, and extend it to 15, because judging from how the country gained in development, and people had gained a higher standard of living after elimination of terrorism we would see in a revolution to bring back Mahinda Rajapaksa and the united Opposition, a Sri Lanka flowering once again in to a developing  country where there is peace and security.

With a Rajapakse government back in power there would be information of development and progress, instead of  daily  false accusations by  FCID  of  every one  connected to previous government of Rajapaksas.

Longer this Government of Sirisena and Ranil  is to continue Sri Lanka will fall deeper into an abyss from which there would be no return. Already Yahapalana government is signing the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement with India. Construction of a bridge to connect Sri Lanka to Tamil Nadu, and allow the British Armed Forces to reorganize the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka.

Under these circumstances after the first revolution of SWRD Bandaranaike in 1951, and the revolution by   Mahinda Rajapakse in 2005, it is time for the third revolution  in 2016 to bring back Mahinda Rajapakse  with the  united opposition lead by Dinesh Gunawardhana, to save Sri Lanka tilting in to the precipice of  break up and disaster, to put it back on its keel to commence development from where it stopped on the 8the January,2015.

In a New Political Party by Mahinda Rajapakse and the united opposition to yahapalanaya, there should not be Mervyn Silvas, Sajin Vas Gunawardhanes, S.B.Dissanayakes, Nimal Siripalada Silvas, Mahinda Samarasinghes, Dilan Pereras and the likes of them.

In any election campaign to bring back the former leaders the speakers from the election platforms should speak about politics, critical of politics without  attacking any one personally. The personal attacks had been a dark spot in previous election campaigns of the left.  What is important is to make the people aware of the dangers coming from outside, and the fact that the people should be more aware of political security, employment, education , health rather than filling stomachs and give undue importance to  monetary benefits. Increase of income has the sad result of creating increase of the cost of  commodities, which would be vicious  circle of  in crease of salary, resulting in the increase of  commodities and the cost of living.  JVP  leaders are a vicious lot. They know they will never come into power. They pretend to be Marxists but holds on to UNP and capitalism. They get their trade unions to demand more and more  salary increases to create economic problems to governments , knowing that no government could keep on increasing salaries  without ending up in  a financial crisis.

Therefore there should be emphasis on simple living conditions, and bringing sanity into the minds of the people..

Sri Lanka should be developed according to its own cultural back ground using its own people rather taking Singapore, Malaysia and South Adfrica as models for development of Sri Lanka.

A new Political Party may be a success or a failure, but nevertheless the risk has to be taken to see the back of the UNP lead Sririsena –Ranil-Chandrika Yahapalanaya fraud. A new political party will have stern opposition from the West and India, but the bull has to be taken by the horns.

19 Responses to “65 years after SWRD broke away from  UNP, Mahinda Rajapakse should  break away from SLFP, to form another Political Party.”

  1. Lorenzo Says:


    MR will NEVER leave the SLFP. Mark my word.

    SWORD-B and MR today cannot be compared. SWORD-B BOLDLY took up SINGHALA ONLY IN 24 HOURS. Can MR do that? NO.

    At least can MR promise to SCRAP 13 amendment that REVERSED Singhala only? NO.

    SWORD-B never tried to speak in TAMIL NADU language but MR can now speaks it.

    SWORD-B SACRIFICED a POWERFUL MINISTRY to leave the UNP and form SLFP. MR has no such ministry to sacrifice.

    The 2 are completely different persons. Please don’t compare the 2.

    The problem with the SLFP is Maru Sira. CBK can be DISREGARDED. She has NO support. ALL other SLFPers are SHEEP. Any farmer can get them to do whatever. MR should take back the SLFP without leaving it.

  2. jay-ran Says:


  3. Nimal Says:

    Yes he should make his own party and we the decent party workers alone, sadly likes of Peyasena Tennakoon or Mrs SWRD is in short supply.

  4. Dilrook Says:

    I agree with Charles.

    A careful look at the election process, mathematics and the constitution as it stands indicates a party supported by Mahinda has a good chance of winning the next presidential election if it wins 34% of the Sinhala vote. It is possible. If they manage to win such a percentage, UNP will be unable to win 50% although it will emerge the winner. A second round of voting will be needed between the first and second. Though the Sirisena camp (will be third as both Sinhalese and Tamils will leave it in drones) of the SLFP will officially support Ranil, its voters will prefer the Mahinda camp. In the second round the Mahinda camp will win.

    The next major election will be a presidential election in 2019.

    A general election is more complicated. UNP and Sirisena camp of SLFP will rejoin after the vote, the Mahinda camp must win at least 50% of the Sinhala vote to prevent them from doing so. It is doable.

    However, Mahinda cannot become the next president. He has to pass the batton to someone after building the party. Only Rajapaksa who can succeed is Gotabhaya. If he is unwilling, someone outside the Rajapaksa clan must contest. Basil and Namal should not be in the party. Their presence will reduce votes. The new party should promote its leaders by merit and not by dynasty. After Mahinda, its leadership should go to anyone the party rank and file elect, not another Rajapaksa by default.

    The time to form into a new party is now. What Sirisena did in 2014 cannot be done. When Sirisena decided to contest, UNP, JVP, SLMC and TNA – all established parties – fully supported him. There will not be any support for Mahinda’s party from established parties. Therefore, he has to establish a party now.

    Delaying it any further hurts its prospects. If Mahinda is unwilling to form a new party anytime soon, then people should make up their mind to a Ranil’s presidency. A party that doesn’t stand by the people now (when people need it) will be rejected. UNP’s faults are not sufficient to win an election. The alternative must give people hope that it is better than the UNP (the easy part) and it can win the election as it has stood by the people (the difficult part).

    The third force should be willing to let the UNP win in the interim. With a divided SLFP, UNP will win LG bodies and PCs. Its a worthy sacrifice. Forming a new party will result in the Sirisena government further victimising the Rajapaksa family. It has to be endured.

  5. Dham Says:

    Morally, MR should quit now. He shouldn’t play this double game anymore. But I am afraid , again I have to agree with Lorenzo , MR will hang on to SLFP and try to manipulate. That is his strength.

    What was SWRD Method ?
    It means some radical change of approach of the leader to all issues. Can SWRD be compared to Mahinda ?
    SWRD’s revolutionary policies were clear. ‘SWABHASHA’ was very attractive to people. At the same time such Nationalistic approach is against the International Diplomacy.
    Although MR makes some radical statement now, he will always abide by the international diplomacy. His radical statements are to the local folk only. This is not going to work anymore.

    As Charles claim, if 2005 were a ‘revolution’ what was the main proposal?
    Finish off LTTE ?
    No he never promised it , but rather adamant of that idea.
    You can read 2005 Mahinda Chintana here


    There was norevolutionary proposal from him. This is what he said regarding LTTE

    “In the course the consultative process, I shall initiate direct talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. I also intend to meet their leader and other representatives for such discussions. At such talks, I shall present the consensus reached to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. ”

    If said ” I will finish the war by militarily defeating LTTE ” he could have won landslide.

    He won without Tamils voting. SWRD won with Tamial voting and 100% opposing him.

    This proves 2005 was neither a revolution nor a landslide victory. But that ordinary victory was instrumental in saving the nation from LTTE , credit should go to leadership, silent heroes and soldiers who sacrificed their lives and limbs.

    So, if SWRD type revolution to be devised, what are the main ‘revolutionary proposals’ ?

    With the same 13A, same Pallath Sabha, same ‘scared of India and scared of the west’ policies and the same way of administration there will be ZERO attraction to people. China is having its own economic problems now and will not pump too much loans.

    But if revolutionary attractive policies without fear of doing away with international diplomacy can be invented, it is extremely attractive to Sinhala people and the new party will win landslide, regardless of the leader’s name. With all respect to MR , actually, GR will be a much more attractive name in my view.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    Thank you Dham. That’s marvelous!


    No need to say so directly. Something like this AFTER that part is OK.

    “I recognize the need for peace and I will bring peace to people of all ethnic groups with or without the LTTE.”

  7. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:


    MRs MIND is wavering. He is like the mudday gahapu inna. NOT STEADY IN HIS RESOLVE.

    ONCE HE SAYS, Iam in the SLFP, next he says, he is going to start another party. He is confusing the Voters, and he appears confused himself. Lets wait and see his final outcome.

  8. Fran Diaz Says:

    Tamil leaders and Tamil masses have a different Agenda to the Sinhala leaders and masses. The solutions for PEACE put out by the leaders of the two main mass of people, differ. The Sinhale leaders (with a few exceptions such as damaged RW/CBK), desire a UNITARY STATE, whilst the Tamil leaders want Eelam with the Tamil language as the main language, plus the rest of Lanka having Tamil as N&O language. It is like having your cake and eating it too !

    How can parallel lines of interest meet ?

    It is basically a Tamil language problem. Those who love the Tamil Language & Culture must live in Tamil Nadu. It is that simple

    After some 500 yrs of Colonisation, the Sinhale are being challenged for survival. They must be assertive and save the Nation.

    Lanka was, is and will always be a Sinhala Nation.

  9. Lorenzo Says:


    Yes he is confused.

    But I hope he STAYS in the SLFP. Just remain in the SLFP and FIX it. Don’t break it.

    When CBK was turning the SLFP into a treacherous party MR didn’t leave. He stayed put and corrected it.

  10. Fran Diaz Says:

    MR alone cannot bring about the required changes for a Permanent Peace. There has to be at least 5-8 time tested, trusted, savvy, educated leaders to do the needful. The country asked MR to remove the LTTE and he and the others in the govt plus the Armed Forces did so. Now he alone is being asked to set the travails from 500 yrs or so of Colonisation plus Cold War problems, Global economic problems impinging of Lanka, right ? Not a happening thing !

    RECOGNISE the problem first as a Tamil language based division of the country. Then, the solutions will come.

  11. Fran Diaz Says:

    It is NOT about the SLFP or UNP – It is about the entire Nation being whole and wholesome.

  12. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    FRAN !! ARE you doubtful that Parallel lines ever meet ?

    Yes, we learnt in Physics that Parallel Lines do meet…..**AT INFINITY**

    An example:- Stand on a straight railway line, and you will notice that the lines, at the furthest distance, really meet **AT INFINITY.**

  13. Fran Diaz Says:


    Good answer !

    But we can’t wait for infinity to get a solution, can we ?

    ‘Ad astra per aspera – to the stars through bolts and bars’ we must go.

  14. Fran Diaz Says:


    Just for the sake of argument on reality :
    If we start walking along the railway tracks, then as we go along it becomes evident that the lines never meet. It was just an illusion that they met when viewed from afar.

    In the case of Lanka, the Tamil Leaders have to change and let go this language mania. Then the ordinary human beings, Tamil & Sinhala folk, can come together as human beings and as Sri Lankans.

    I am still amazed that Tamil leaders have got away with murder for 30 yrs or more in Lanka, over language use !

  15. Charles Says:


  16. Charles Says:

    Fran and Susantha you two are great patriots. May the blessings of the triple gem be with you always.

  17. Fran Diaz Says:

    Dear Charles,

    Thank you so much for your kind wishes and great efforts.

    May you and Shenali and the great others who work for justice in Lanka, be thrice blessed for your wonderful efforts ! Live long and prosper, Charles.


    Language is used as a WEAPON here by present day Tamil Leaders.

    Question: Are Tamil Leaders Pastriotic ? Are RW/CBK duo Patriotic ?

  18. Christie Says:

    DS Senanayake was a natural leader and education got nothing to do with becoming a leader.

    Since 1951 it was Indian money be it from Indian Empire, Indian colonial parasites the island politics were financed by the Indian Imperialists.

    The Best example is Bandaranayake family, the the Quarter Indian JR, Then Mahinda in 2005 the biggest error made by the Indian Empire. Empire got Fonseka in 2010 and then Sirisena in 2015.

  19. Fran Diaz Says:

    Christie is absolutely right ! DS was a “Natural Leader”. May there be thousands of Natural Leaders for Lanka !
    MR is a Natural Leader !

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