The great betrayal .
Posted on June 24th, 2016

By Charles.S.Perera

Sri Lanka  in 2005 after 57 years of Independence  elected Mahinda Rajapakse as the President of Sri Lanka.  That was a great decision taken by the people of Sri Lanka to elect a great patriot, a national leader of affectionate qualities, a gentleman one could be proud  to have as the President. He had a vision of what he wanted Sri Lanka to be.  He improved on the national socialist plan of the late S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike. Mahinda Rajapakse  did not want to build Sri Lanka on any foreign model.  He wanted Sri Lanka developed as it is, to be an example for other  developing countries.

When he was elected President, he inherited Sri Lanka in the grip of a group of ruthless Tamil terrorists.  In addition he had  very unfriendly Western Countries ferociously opposed to independent development of third world countries outside Western influence. The western media called him a hawkish  politician.  On the contrary Mahinda Rajapakse is  a humanist and a fighter for human rights, believed  in independent Sovereign rights of developing nations.

He knew that the West  does not take kindly to national leaders who want to develop their countries independent of Western domination. The glaring instances of the victims of  this Western prejudicial arrogance  are Cuba, Iran, Chili, Guatamala Congo etc. Therefore he had to be cautious even in dealing with terrorism that was festering the country’s progressive growth.

However, he had to settle terrorism first. He therefore tried to contact the terrorists for a negotiated settlement of their problems adhering to Western democratic norms. But as Tamil terrorists did not want any peaceful settlement but were determined to have their way to divide Sri Lanka by force, Mahind Rajapakse decided to deal with them the way they wanted it.

Though the odds were against a military intervention to eliminate terrorism, he decided to go ahead against the advice  of the Americans and the West, who were acting in favour of the Tamils settled in large numbers in their countries.

Mahinda Rajapkse a determined leader  knew that the correct way to bring about peace and develop the country at the same time was to plan  a strategy of development and act accordingly without changing it to suit what ever interfering foreign forces.  That was how Mahinda Rajapkse, a great leader that he was  brought peace to Sri Lanka, and was able at the same time to  develop the country modernising it in a short time, as no one ever thought it was possible.

However, Mahinda Rajapakse  wanted a little more time to maintain the momentum of development to bring Sri Lanka in par with developed Nations of the world. In that he miscalculated  his chances of success, and decided to call for an early Presidential elections.  He believed that the satisfied people who were already enjoying a higher standard of living thanks to the changes he had been able to bring about  despite a higher cost of living  due to market exigencies, would re-elect him for another term.

Unfortunately, the people decided otherwise. The Tamils and Muslims stood together against the Sinhala Buddhists to tip the scale against Mahinda Rajapakse. Mahind Rajapakse lost the Presidential election and with it the Sinhala Buddhists lost a rare leader that made them proud to be Sri Lankans.

Mahinda Rajapakse was undoubtedly a great leader of rare qualities who followed the path traced by his erstwhile elder S.W.R.D.Bandranaike. He was respectful of the  thoughts of Anagarika Dharmapala and gave an impetus to Buddhism converting  his official residence-Temple Trees every full –moon day ,  a centre for the emanation of  the discourses of the Buddha by eminent Buddhist Monks. Some affectionately speak  of  him as a reincarnation of  King Dutugamunu.

But what have we got in place of the great leader the President  Mahinda Rajapakse ?

We have got Maithripala Sirisena a most ungrateful man of this century, a great betrayer of Sri Lanka ? Maithripala Sirisena  inspires nothing. He is a political pawn in the hand of a cunning and ambitious man- Ranil Wickramasinghe the leader of the UNP- the party against which SWRD Bandaranaike organised the SLFP. SLFP now led by Maithripala Sirisen has become today a political party for corrupt  self-seeking individuals  to stay in political powr.

Maithripala Sirisena distorts SLFP with a politically inexperienced Duminda Dissanayake as its General Secretary,  insulting the memory of the late SWRD Bandaranaike the father of the SLFP.

Maithripala Sirisena is so weak that he had to consent to let Ranil Wickrmsinghe swear in un-Constitutionally as Prime Minister , when there was already the Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne of the former government, which had not been dissolved. Maithripala Sirisena on the instruction of Ranil Wickramasinghe and Chandrika Kumaratunga promised to bring the individuals making up the SLFP consent  to have a national government of SLFP and UNP.

But the resulting national government led  by Ranil Wickrmasinghe is  a strong UNP Government with the Finance Minister from the UNP and a man obedient to Ranil Wickramasinghe the Speaker of the Parliament. Ranil Wickramasinghe  allowed a Tamil politician who was brought in  to form the TNA by the terrorist leader Prabhakaran as the Leader of the Opposition.

That appointment of Sampanthan of TNA as the leaer of  the Opposition  was also un- Constitutional, but the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya an obedient coterie of Ranil Wickrmasinghe , followed his masters instructions, and refused to accept the alternative leader proposed by the Joint Opposition which had more Members of Parliament than the TNA. That is Maithripala Sirisena’s and Ranil Wickramsinghe’s respect for democracy.

Maithripala Sirisena will go down history as the traitor of the Sinhala Nation who helped the local enemies of Sri Lanka,-Ranil, Chandrika , and Muslims  to sell the nation to the local Tamil separatists, their sympathisers the Tamil diaspora, India and the West.

Maithripala Sirisena  was in the SLFP long enough to have known  that Ranil Wickramasinghe and Chandrika Kumaratunga were the local agents of the West. The West was determined to oust Mahinda Rajapakse  and his  government so that they could  replace Mahinda Rajapakse with one of their local agents manoeuvrable  by them.

But  either  Sirisena was ignorant of all those matters going on behind scene  or  his mind is so small that he cannot see that he is being used as a cat’s paw by the Ranil-Chandrika duo. Sirisena is so grateful to Ranil and Chandrika for having enabled  him to become  the President that his loyalty to them is eternal.

Sirisena was attracted by  the proposal made by  Ranil Wickraamasinghe and Chandrika Kumaratunga to be the common Presidential candidate of the opposition to become the President of Sri Lanka.  He considered turning traitor to his country, and the political party of which he was the general secretary for 40 odd years  was worth it, if he could become he President of Sri Lanka..

But now Sirisena  speaks shamelessly ill of  his former political  leader Mahinda Rajapakse  relating  difficult times he had with him, and his fear that he would have been buried in an unknown cemetery if he had lost the Presidential election, to justify his quitting the party and an uncomparable political leader- Mahinda Rajapakse, who modernised Sri Lanka hoping to gradually turning it to a small country not second to any other developed country  in the West.

Perhaps Sirisena was not aware to what extent Ranil and Chandrika were cunning to make use of  him to come to political power themselves and make  him  their puppet once he was elected as the President. It is now quite apparent  that Sri Lanka is not run by Maithripala Sirisena as its President but by Ranil Wickramasinghe and Chandrika. Maithripala is  quite satisfied making speeches visiting  foreign countries to meet foreign leaders, shake their gloved and ungloved hands and be photographed with them.

In the meantime the Tamils are having a whale of a time making their political plans and readying themselves to set up their own  Tamil Eelam. This situation is similar  to that of  the terrorist Prabhakaran building his arsenal and the terrorist force after signing a CFA with Ranil Wickramsinghe and participating in  the so called peace talks in foreign countries agreed to by  the terrorists, supported by  the Norwegian Eric Solheim.

While all that is going on in the North,  Maithripala Sirisena who is politically naïve has only the desire to wipe out  the name of Rajapaksas from the name board of  Sri Lankan political  leaders. Along with Maithripala Sirisena are the other members of  SLFP basking in the dim light of Maithripala Sirisena’s not so bright political star, enjoying the ministerial bonanzas and all the perks that go with it.

These self seeking SLFPers do not care what may happen to Sri Lanka to morrow which is in the hands of Ranil and his UNP coteries, and not at all in the hands of the traitor Maithripala Sirisena who ha been conveniently parked into a Presidential Palace with his SLFP sprites keeping  him happy doing things to please him.

Maithripala Sirisena asks for nothing better.  He is happy calling himself the leader of the SLFP, and tell his little sprites that he will not allow Ranil Wickramasinghe and the UNP rule the country,  but he  with his SLFP sprites will be doing that. But in the meantime knowingly or unknowingly Maithripala Siriseana is only helping UNP to rule the country without even consulting him.

Ranil and the UNP will be writing the new Constitution for Sri Lanka and sign the agreements with India for the ECTA and  to construct  the Hanuman Bridge.  Maithripla Sirisena cannot say no to Ranil Wickrmsinghe because it is he who made it possible for him to be the President of Sri Lanka.

In the meantime the bones of the late Mr.S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike must be rattling in his grave as Maithripala Sirisena has made SLFP a partner of the UNP- the policies of which SWRD opposed and formed the SLFP only  as a barrier against UNP taking Sri Lanka away from Independence and development.

SWRD with his  SLFP brought to independent Sri Lanka a spirit of national socialism, brining back the cultural and national values lost under colonialism. He gave a proper place to Sinhala Language , Buddhism and even the national dress. It was Mahinda Rajapaksa and not his daughter Chandrika Kumaratunga that stepped into continue SWRD Bandaranaikre’s progressive policies.

Today  we have the SLFP  supporting the policies of UNP , the very policies opposed by  SWRD Bandaranaike, who resigned  from the UNP to  set up his own party the SLFP against UNP.

Maithripala Sirisena nominally the President of the SLFP has today subordinated SLFP to UNP .  Maithripala Sirisena is in fact promoting UNP to which he is grateful for having made of him the  President of Sri Lanka.

Sirisena is being used by Ranil Wickramsingh and Chandrika Kumaratunga  calling the government a  National Government, but carry out proWestern and pro Indian policies of UNP. The Government of  Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasinghe has taken a complete U turn making Sri Lanka   a colony of the West, dependent on the West.

What is national about the Maithripala-Ranil-Chandrika government is only the National dress worn by Maithripala Sirisena  amoung the UNP Ministers- the Black Sahibs, dressed  in  very English Coats and trousers.

UNP will do lot of damage to Sri Lanka  as it had done before, like the Indo-Lanka pact signed by J.R.Jayawardhan with Rajiv Gandhi  of India, CFA signed by Ranil Wickrmasinghe with Prabhakaran- the Tamil terrorist, and arming the terrorists by R.Premadasa.

Maithripala Sirisena will be instructed by Ranil and Chandrika to keep the SLFP Ministers under control,  to enable him to sign the ECTA and sign the agreement to construct the Hanuman Bridge  with India, and present a new Constitution to Sri Lanka.  Sirisena will obediently send out stricture to the members of the SLFP to obey Ranil Wickrmasinghe and  fall in line as  it happened  on the No Confidence motion against the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

Maithripala Sirisena will also obediently re appoint the Governor of Central Bank for a further period, and ask the SLFP Ministers  and some of the obedient UPFA Parliamentarians not to raise objections.

This most calamitous situation could be stopped only by the ouster of both the President Maithripala Sirisena and the so called National Government along with Ranil Wickramasinghe and the UNP.  If that would not happen then we have to prepare ourselves o say good-bye our  unitary Sri Lanka.

For the people of Sri Lanka to have voted against Mahinda Rajapkse at the Presidential election  on the 8th January,2015 was the  great betrayal. The result of it would be that generations to come will suffer, and Sri Lanka will never be again what it was before the 8th January ry,2015.

19 Responses to “The great betrayal .”

  1. Christie Says:

    චාර්ල්ස් 2005 දී ඉන්දියානු අදිරදය මහින්දව පත්කලේ ඉන්දියානු පරපෝසිත චන්ද දැමීම නතරකරල. ඉන්දියානු අදිරදය 2015 දී ඉන්දියානු පරපෝසිත චන්ද සිරිසෙනට දුන්නේය.
    චන්ද පල විමසා බලන්න.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    The surprisingly strong support for BREXIT from the EU shows that even the patriotic people of Britain don’t want to be dominated by other Europeans, and that they wish to preserve their British way of life. It threatens to CONFOUND the global economic pundits chanting the siren song of economic prosperity over that of national sovereignty.

    Many British people don’t want to trade their independence and sovereignty for the much touted economic trinkets from membership in the EU. These Britons rightly believe that union with a TOP-HEAVY nameless and faceless EU bureaucracy in Brussels will not yield them superior economic benefits. They beleive that can do better on their own with unfettered trade with all countries of the world, devoid of the destructive immigration policies of the EU that will permanently change the very character of Britain.

    Irrespective of the FINAL RESULT on the BREXIT VOTE due tomorrow, nearly HALF of the British people have opted to maintain and preserve their ancient sovereignty and British ways.

    Likewise, we SRI LANKANS must love, treasure, protect and defend our independence and sovereignty from those who would enslave and yoke us to their economic and political agendas. We MUST retain the freedom to choose in the BEST INTEREST of our Motherland as the winds of global politics wax and wane.

    In particular, just as nearly half of Britons are doing now, we should CATEGORICALLY REJECT economic union and creeping political annexation by India with a SRI LANKA EXIT! REJECT the ETCA which is the thin end of the vast political conspiracy to gradually annex our country.

    Restrictive TRADE, ECONOMIC and POLITICAL unions are UNNECESSARY with powers who have INVADED and COLONIZED our Motherland in the long history of our country. Like Switzerland, which remains outside the EU and trades freely with all nations of the world without TRADE AGREEMENTS, but enjoys a robust economy and the highest standard of living in Europe, let us remain a proud independent sovereign nation that is FREE TO CHOOSE AT WILL our trading, economic and political allies IN THE BEST INTEREST of our nation.

    In DOING SO, let us preserve and defend our ability to FOSTER the lives and interests of OUR CURRENT CITIZENS and THEIR DESCENDANTS yet unborn, far into the future, keeping out illegal immigrants and new LEGAL immigrants enabled to settle in the country under agreements such as the ETCA.

    FAILURE to control our borders against the influx of more immigrants, both illegal and illegal, will INEXORABLY CONDEMN our people to becoming a MINORITY in their own Motherland, thus destroying FOREVER our Motherland as the Sinheladvipa, the homeland of the Sinhala people!

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    Bravo ….. BREXIT won!

    The British people have VOTED for independence and sovereignty!

    Now, it is Sri Lanka’s turn!

  4. Dilrook Says:

    13A, Indo-Lanka Peace Accord, ETCA and the bridge to Tamil Nadu must be put to a referendum.

    At least 70% of voters will reject them all. This is a good time for people to agitate for democracy. Referendum is direct democracy.

    Ranil canvassed for Britain to remain and he has lost.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    Scotland voted largely to remain in the EU, and may now SECEDE from the UK and join the EU on its own.

    In that case, the Shetland Islands, mostly populated by people of Nowegian descent, may elect to SECEDE from Scotland and rejoin Norway, to get their share of Norway’s North Sea oil wealth.

    In 1469 King Christian I of Norway pledged the Shetland Island agains the payment of the dowry of his daughter Margaret who married King James III of Scotland. The dowry money was never paid, so the Shetland Islands became a permanent part of Scotland.

    The Shetland Islanders are agitating to join Norway.

  6. Ananda-USA Says:

    Dilrook,

    Didn’t I tell you that Ranil expected to have a “lot of pull” with the people of Britain?? Ranil must be devastated that his sagacious advice was ignored! Ha! Ha!

    In the short term, the investment markets will fall in Britain and worldwide. But, in the long term this courageous decision will be a life saver for the British people who will thrive and proper while the EU remains mired in bureaucratic mud on its way to becoming EURABIA!

    I am ECSTATIC about the decision of the British people!

    Now, it is the turn of the Sinhala people of Sri Lanka to pull together and permanently secure our own future as a unique and gifted people!

  7. Dilrook Says:

    Ananda,

    Northern Ireland too. They voted to remain and this will split unitary Britain if another referendum is held. It is surely the best outcome for British people. Russia must be happy too as the EU is crumbling putting pressure on Eastern European countries. Netherland politicians have also demanded an exit referendum.

    I too hope Sri Lankans are given a choice on 13A, Indo-Lanka Peace Accord, ETCA and the bridge to Tamil Nadu.

  8. Dilrook Says:

    Ranil must be crestfallen. Obviously no one takes him seriously.

    Most likely the USD will go up as Euro and the Pound will lose appeal. This will increase Sri Lanka’s debt burden!

  9. Ananda-USA Says:

    Dilrook,

    No, Northern Ireland with stick with Britain for security reasons (related to Catholics and Catholic Ireland) which trumps their economic concerns.

  10. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    Dear Dilrook and Ananda

    Now the inevitable has come. Prime Minister David Cameron says he will step down by October. This is what we all Sri Lankan in England wanted to see. When my wife woke me up in the morning to tell me the good news I was over the moon. We voted for Brexit even two weeks ago, because we had our postal vote. I think 99% of Sinhala people together with majority English people voted for Brexit. Only other minorities like Indians and west-Indians voted to stay.
    One thing is sure, we don’t give a dam care for what the traitors like Ranil or Sirisena says.

  11. Ananda-USA Says:

    Dear NMY,

    Good for you!

    People who live in Britain will ultimately be better off with complete control of their country and their destiny.

    We who also care for Sri Lanka ask for no more and no less than that for Sri Lankan citizens!

    I hope and pray that Britons will remember that we are not different and will apply the same standards to Sri Lanka.

  12. Dilrook Says:

    Dear NMY,

    Cameron’s removal is very good news for Sri Lanka. The government will be in more trouble as UK is our second largest export destination. UK pound has fallen to 1985 levels. UK is now poorer than France due to translation. A large amount of tourism income is also derived from the UK. Ranil’s government will be in worse trouble now.

    LTTE Rump members that found easy entry to Norway, France, etc. and made their way to the UK because of English language will find things aren’t the same now.

    With staunchest US ally leaving the EU, the EU will be more objective towards Russia.

  13. Christie Says:

    Hi folks: All Indian MPs supported Remain. Baroness Warnasi who was silent finally supported the Indian MPs stand. In fact the Indian block vote was for the Remain campaign. You don’t see many Indians following the Leave campaign.

    I hope next it will be Indixit where Indians will be asked to leave.

  14. Fran Diaz Says:

    Britain leaving the EU must be long awaited cue for Lanka to go in the direction of retaining her Sovereignty too !

    PM Cameron’s resignation may be the cue for for Lanka PM too to go the same way, along with tie up Grand Plans re Trade, Economy, Sea Tunnel, etc., with INDIA & Tamil Nadu.

  15. Cerberus Says:

    See David Cameron with Tamil Diaspora and Subaskaran Allirajah of Lycamobile who has been arrested for money laundering. The dominos are falling. See the two links below.

    https://srilankaopinion.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/deal-with-this-sirisena-without-bending-over-stand-straight-like-president-rajapakse-did-archives/

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/heidiblake/the-french-connection?utm_term=.nenabwxM5l#.inL

    Now that Ranil’s main support has disappeared he should also do the same and resign. Then My3 the jelly fish can reign supreme.

  16. Ananda-USA Says:

    The ramifications of the BREXIT could extend beyond the UK and extend to other 28 member nations of the EU of whom 18 nations form the common currency euro zone.

    In particular, polls indicate that 61% of French people and 72% of Greeks want to leave the EU while about 50% of Spaniards want to leave as well.

    As such, BREXIT has the potential to completely unravel the European Union.

    I attribute this dissatisfaction primarily to EU’s immigration policies rammed down the throats of unwilling member nations by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel must assume a large share of the responsibility for this turn of events.

  17. Ananda-USA Says:

    Does BREXIT sound the death knell of the EU, or will the EU reduce its bureaucracy and immigration policies to preserve the union?

    Ask not for whom the bell tolls Angela Merkel, it tolls for thee!

    ………………………………..
    The big question looming over the markets after the Brexit bombshell

    Yahoo Finance By Nicole Sinclair

    Global markets sold off sharply on Friday, as Britain’s unexpected vote to leave the European Union (EU) Thursday caused the pound to sell off to its lowest levels in 30 years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also fell over 500 points mid-day.

    Unlike some EU member countries, the UK has its own separate currency rather than the euro. It also has its own central bank, the Bank of England, removing some of the disruptive risk potential tied to the Brexit, according to JPMorgan’s Adam Crisafulli.

    But there’s still a big question looming over the world markets: Will the Brexit have a ripple effect that spurs other countries to leave the EU or otherwise spurn globalization?

    “Is the Exit decision a uniquely British one?” Crisafulli wrote in a note this morning. “Or does it reflect a worldwide electorate so distraught and economically frustrated that similar outcomes should be expected going forward?”

    A slew of barometers to test the effect of a Brexit will come soon in the form of elections coming up across the world — including an election in Spain in just two days. Australians go to the polls on July 2, Japan on July 10, Italy in October and the US on November 8. France and Germany hold national elections next year.

    Already Friday morning, politicians in several European countries called for referendums similar to the one just held in the UK. The anti-immigrant, anti-euro Front National party in France has been especially focused on breaking free from the EU.

    “Victory for freedom!” said FN chief Marine Le Pen, who has been gaining support. “We now need to hold the same referendum in France and in (other) EU countries.”

    Meanwhile, the right-wing, anti-immigration Dutch leader Geert Wilders also praised the Brexit “leave” vote. “The Netherlands will be next,” he said. “We want to regain control over our country, our own money, our own borders, our own immigration policy.”

    Italy’s anti-immigrant Northern League leader Matteo Salvini said the group will petition for a referendum on whether the country wants to exit the European Union, its leader said on Friday.

    In the UK, more uncertainties still remain even after the the Brexit vote — especially given Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation. Some analysts say calls will only grow in Scotland and Northern Ireland to leave the UK, given both regions voted strongly for “remain.” In 2014, Scotland held an independence referendum in which voters decided to remain in the UK — but that sentiment could change with this recent news.

    “The principal risk going forward is the risk of copy-cat type events in the rest of the Europe,” Neil Dutta of Renaissance Macro wrote in a note to clients. “Will other nations hold referendums to exit the EU? Will Scotland vote to leave the UK? These questions cloud Europe’s outlook.”

    These global considerations and the reaction by central bankers across the world largely depends on how long the shock in financial markets persists.

    The bottom line: The Brexit vote reflects rising nationalist sentiment that prevails across the world that has been, in many ways, underestimated. Former White House Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton Mack McLarty said in an interview with Yahoo Finance that the popularity of the “leave” camp in the UK fits in with a broader aversion to globalization across the world.

    “These feelings about insecurity and the future and change are … a global phenomenon,” he said. “I think it’s incumbent on our leaders, both in the government and in the private sector, to really address those needs, concerns and anxieties.”

  18. Fran Diaz Says:

    And pleeze, Ranil, take with you also your Dept for Humiliating Local Heroes.

  19. Kumari Says:

    It looks like the bureaucratic EU is going to disintegrate. America is controlling the EU and the NATO. Decisions of EU has no relevance to the people living in the EU. French farmers are keen to start exports to Russia, but the EU extended the sanctions for another six months. French parliament and senate both voted for resumption of trade with Russia.

    Cameron tried carving out countries. He did this in Sudan. Tried in Sri Lanka. Now Great Britain seems to be going on the chopping board. Scotland will be the first, then Northern Ireland. Wales too may ask for independence.

    In the EU, France FREXIT, Netherlands NEXIT, Italy, Spain all appear to be leaving.

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