SWRD Vs MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE- A reply to Mr Charles S Perera
Posted on November 13th, 2016
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
My Dear Charles
In many ways parallels can be drawn between SWRD and MR. As we see now, SWRD’s job was far more easier in 1956 than for MR now. SWRD changed the religion, which gave an instant vote winning qualification. MR remained as Buddhist as before. SWRD had great visionary leaders like Philip Gunawardene, a fire brand speaker with a touch of common man. MR lost JVP support, but won Wimal Weerawansa. However, Wimal is not yet Philip, even Dinesh or Indika Gunawardene’s are not Philip, the Lion of Boralugoda. SWRD had Ven Bambarende Siri Seevali. Only Ven Maduluwawe Sobitha came close to Bambarenda Siri Seevali, but MR could not fetch Sobitha. SWRD had Oxford Education, an excellent orator, MR is not in the same Class.
But, in 1956 era SWRD faced Chelvanayagam, a Pussy Cat, compared to Prabhakaran. KMP Rajaratne was the best to beat Tamils, but he was not in the same class SWRD. MR had to face Prabha, United Nations Security Council, Western Alliance, Diaspora and the Ruins of Economy with high unemployment and dwindling foreign reserves etc. MR’s job was thousand times difficult than that of SWRD. Fortunately, he had the best brains in the same blood, Gotabaya like a Caterpillar and Basil who “stings like a Bee”.
SWRD had problems in his Kitchen, an oblique public reference to Madam Sirimavo by SWRD, who was not a socialist when her husband was in power. This is a fact, as the writer is a very close relative of SWRD clan. But MR so far had no problems in the Kitchen.
Blessings of your wife is the greatest asset than the blessings of Maha Sanga. With Shiranthi with MR, Basil and Gota like Seriyuth Mugalan, President Mahainda Rajapakse will be back sooner than we expect.
Thank you my Dear Charles, a great write up by you.