POLITICAL STRATEGY OF JOINT OPPOSITION IN DISARRAY- MR WITH SLPP, GR WITH “WIYATH MAGA”, SARATH WEERASEKERA IN “ATHARA-MAGA”
Posted on November 21st, 2016
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The opponents consisting the nationalists are sending confusing signals to the average voter. Prof. G L Peiris is a dry politician, never contested in an election, but is heading the SRI LANKA PODUJANA PERAMUNA. Dinesh Gunawardene is the Leader of the Joint Opposition, an extremely honest politician, just like his father Phillip, but has failed to become a driving force in politics. Then we have Kin Pin of the Opposition, Wimal Weerawansa, who had become a valuable asset for his ability to speak in common man language. Then we have Gammanpila, just like Weerawansa, fighting against the law and Constitution, in every possible way. Still we have Dr Gotabaya Rakapakse who is also a MR CLEAN, however displaying extreme reluctance to be in the front fire line. Instead, GR prefers to deliver robust and lucid speeches to a selected audience with Wiyath Maga. So we have GL, Dinesh, Wimal, Gammanpila, GR playing hide and seek game to promote one person, that is President Mahinda Rajapakse. Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera and many others have become single fighters indirectly pushing the agenda for President Mahinda Rajapakse, just like the strategy of GR.
How about pooling all these resources? President Mahinda Rajapakse’s winning vote base is with Sinhalese. Sinhalese are earnestly looking forward for him to represent Sinhalese. Gotabaya and Sarath Weerasekera are perfect match for Wimal, Dinesh and Gammanpila. But the Mantle is held by President Mahinda Rajapakse.
President Mahinda Rajapakse need to revisit his game plan of not showing his hands in support for Sinhalese, for fear of losing the votes of Tamils and Muslims. This is a wrong thinking. Douglas Devananda would have been killed by Tamils many years ago, but VIP security provided to him and his family by MR saved his life. Where is Douglas now and with whom? All Tamils, Muslims and their leaders are the same.
If Sinhalese Extremism is a winning formula, lets embrace it. This is not the time for soft pedalling. The Joint Opposition movement is in disarray, giving wrong signals. Winning series of elections at the Cooperative Societies is not a victory. Reports of several government Ministers crossing over to the Joint Opposition is not palatable news. These propaganda are aimed at keeping the DREAM ALIVE FOR SINHALESE. But for how long? It seems that the Joint Opposition is under the false pretense that it can defeat Ranil, Maithree, Chandrika alliance with consummate ease.
This is a wrong analogy and will bring disastrous results, ending the dreams of Sinhalese.
HON.PRESIDENT, MR MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE, It is your Call. Please do not let down Sinhalese. You must lead Sinhalese, not Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims, because Tamils and Muslims will never trust you and Gotabaya.
Please do not alienate Sinhalese. Sinhalese are waiting to hear these words from you: ” May Sinhala Apagey Ratai”.
Thank you Sir.