WHAT can CBK do in this mess?
Posted on August 6th, 2017

UPAL COORAY Courtesy The Island

A key figure in the 2015 overthrow of the Rajapaksa government, and the mentor of President Sirisena as well as back seat driver of the Yahapalana government, is unheard of these days. She is the head of the office of national unity and reconciliation. She was in the forefront of preaching a federal solution to the national question. Surely, the work in this sphere is not the only endeavor she has to carry through. She is obliged to save her beleaguered prodigy, Maithripala Sirisena and her childhood friend Ranil, later adversary now turned chum, coming under an avalanche of allegations unheard in Sri Lanka since it became a Democracy.

Her personal fuming animosity against the Rajasksas is well known. She will go to any extent to ensure Mahinda does not grab power again.

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It is high time she expresses her views about the bond scam and Ravi Karunanayake’s Penthouse. As one of the stalwarts who created this government, she has a moral responsibility to speak out. Late Ven. Sobitha would have castigated the yahapalanaya he himself was responsible for formulation. This bhikku was a forthright person. Chandrika speaking out on this is far-fetched.

While speaking on the subject long years ago S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike told the State Council everything is done to protect those with influence while others are thrown in to ravenous wolves.

Nothing seems to have changed. It was only his daughter, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who was found guilty of corruption and abuse of power and fined by the Supreme Court in the Water’s Edge case, and that too not in a case prosecuted by the State but by public spirited citizens.

Therefore her silence is pretty well explained by the dictum. “Ova denu parahata, thama sammathehi pihita sita”(Physician heal thyself “)

What can CBK do in this mess? Common sense makes it expedient for her to stay put.

UPAL COORAY

6 Responses to “WHAT can CBK do in this mess?”

  1. AnuD Says:

    some where it said, this time CBK’s son will be introduced in the Gampaha district. He is the one who was ahsmed of Sri lanka, now wants to lead the country. by prfession he is a veterinary Technician.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    CBK should also be PROBED, but EXACTLY WHERE is the QUESTION!

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    Ah, yes Ven Sobitha was indeed FORTHRIGHT, but he was MONUMENTALLY STUPID to TRUST the enemies of the Sinhala Buddhist Community, falling for CON-GAMES, and leading the Sinhala Buddhists over the cliff onto the rocks below!

    It is GOOD that he is DEAD; he has a LOT to answer for our Motherland’s CURRENT pain and suffering!

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    Chandrika would do well to keep her HEAD DOWN and DEPART ASAP for her house in the UK to settle down and wait in comfort for the GRIM REAPER to come around, while Patriots of Lanka work at REPAIRING the DAMAGE to the Nation her PERSONAL JEALOUSY of the Rajapaksa’s has wrought!

    HELL hath no FURY like a JEALOUS Woman!

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    CBK has suffered enough due to politics, made worse by post Cold War times.
    She lost her husband & her father due to politics, and nearly died when a LTTE suicide bomber almost got her.

    It is high time she retired from politics.

  6. Christie Says:

    She has to look after her own money. Any way she made her money a long time ago and is busy making few more of the same. She got her share from this fraud; I am sure. What Ravi got is noting more than a hut tent.

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