Both the President and the Prime Minister have no right to remain in power and therefore the President should immediately summon the Parliament and get a mandate to dissolve the Parliament paving way to go for a General Election honouring the verdict given by the people on  February 10th.
Posted on February 13th, 2018

Sudath Gunasekara

12.2.2018.

Now that over 72 % of the people who voted at this election have clearly rejected the President as well as the PM (Even in their own electoral bases, Polonnaruwa and Colombo) and have given a resounding victory for Mahinda Rajapaksa as the man who represent their aspirations. More over all their Cabinet Ministers and the Secretaries of the JO Amarasiri and SLFP Disssanayaka also have lost their seats. Even Chandrika the main architect of the Jan 8th conspiracy has created history by losing Attanagalla the birth place and Home of the SLFP and paid heavily for betraying the SLFP in 2015. In the face of this humiliating defeat not only the President and PM should go home but all those who have lost their seats also should follow suit.

Therefore both the President and the PM have no moral, ethical or legal right to remain in power even for one day as they have proved beyond all doubts that they have miserably failed to lead the nation. It is reported that Chnadrika has already left for the chateau in France or the mansion in UK in shame. As such it is the turn for the other two the President and the President to immediately step down now if they have an iota of self-respect or shame, making room for a general election for the people of this country to elect a government of their own without engaging in any more conspiracies or attempting to carry on illegally till end of 2020 as Ranil has already told the President yesterday at a meeting he had with him in the company of the Speaker at Paget Place.

Although it is true that this not a Parliamentary election and as such its results cannot change the Government due to Constitutional barriers, both the President and the prime Minister should look at the overall elections results with open eyes and come back to normal senses before they talk and interpret the results in their favour, taking shelter under the Constitution. The fact remains that over 72 % of those polled have rejected them and already put them in to the political dustbin of history. Therefore before they think of other manipulations which will only put them to the gloving fire from the frying pan they should step down. They should admit that the so called mandate they are supposed to have got by making all conspiracies and blackmailing and threatening the people not to vote Rajapaksa and collecting all anti-Sinhala Buddhist votes in 2015 does not now exist on earth. It was all lost even within three months after January 8th, as their cornucopia of false promises and the Aladdin’s wonder lamp was crashed at the end of the promised 100 days. Their political gambling for three years I would only compare to the famous CB robbery for which both of them are directly responsible. The people have been patiently waiting all this time to throw them out for all the blunders they repeated from Jan 8th 2018.

The call I am making is not only my personal command but it is also the mass protest and a clear  ”Go Home” clarion call of an absolute majority of the country (other than the few communal Tamil politicians of the North and East who wants the new Constitution and separate Tamil Home land – the EELAM) against the 3 years misgovernment and No Governance at all’  and the Augean mess you have created under the guise of much hyped ‘Good governance’ label. Their message is very clear they have given a resounding message that ‘enough is enough.’ They don’t want you to ruin this country any more as what you have done is more than enough and unlike you they love their motherland more than their lives.

Therefore the people of this country demand that you people leave the stage ASAP accepting the public verdict without resorting to any more tinkering to an already discarded, wrecked and sinking Yahapalanaya ship whose deck as well as the hull are completely gone. The PM is reported to have said that the President and the PM are due to meet to work out a new strategy and renew the illegal marriage registered for political convenience, to go on until 2020. It is already revealed that the PM has met the President on the 11th at Paget place in the company of the Speaker and made this life saving proposal which has been already rejected by the PMS as untrue.

Mr Prime Minister at least now you must understand that you have miserably failed in all your duties by the nation for the past 20 odd years even though you have been made the PM once by accident in 2001 and next in 2015 Jan by conspiracy and dirty and illegal design by the very man, the President, who was hired by you, with the help of Chandrika and your International conspirators in the West and the hungry India.

If both of you try any more dirty tricks as you have been doing for the past three years and even shamelessly doing now, by listening to crafty and self-centered purohitas like Rajitha Senarantna (another man rejected by the people on Feb 10 th) who had said ‘that the outcome of the polls has further strengthened the ‘January 08’ mandate and the percentage of the parties contesting against the Rajapaksa group was higher than the percentage of the SLPPJ and “the anti-Rajapaksa vote still remains the same; there is no need to change the President and the Prime Minister due to the result; we must expedite our work and deliver results,” to carry on this hybrid, ‘Meeharaka saha Ela haraka’ type government for another two years to complete the treachery, please don’t forget that the day the masses of this country who have voted you out of power on the 10th of Feb will round up your fortified ‘Bastilles’ and throw you out physically is not that far. I am asking you to honourably step down before that unpleasant episode takes place.

In my opinion, unlike the 2015 elections results, that were achieved by externally manipulated and an internally hatched conspiracies by a group of traitors led by the three of you (Chandrika and Ranil and Sirisena trio who have now found their permanent places in the dustbin of history) using Sirisena as a cat’s paw, this election was, by and large, free from such external interventions thanks god and the result of this election is a true reflection of the burning issues and aspirations and the long lasting curses of the sons of the soil who love their mother land. Any attempt by Ranil or Sirisena to form a UNP government with SLFP or JO MPP presently with Sirisena and TNA as suggested and agreed upon by Ranil and Sirisena will end up in total disaster. I don’t think the people of this country will tolerate such nonsense any more in the wake of the anti- government landslide victory they have delivered on the 10th of February.

Therefore I urge that you end the inauspicious and unholy political marriage registered in 2015 and also immediately step down and make room for a General election by dissolving the Parliament so that people of this country can elect a Government that will make this country a free, independent, peaceful and prosperous country once again and protect their 2600 year old nation and its proud heritage.

A word for the Prime Minister.

Mr Prime Minister apart from the fact you have messed up the whole country you have also completely ruined the UNP. It is no longer the UNP of Senanayakas anymore.  This becomes more than evident when we see that 42 you UNP Members have already declared that you should leave the party leadership. Even if they don’t do so 72% of voters have asked you to go. People of this country need to have two strong Political parties, as long as the party system exists, to have an alternative party to run the country. Now that you have miserably failed as the UNP leader for the past 20 odd years with 29 defeats you must realize that your days are gone. Therefore , without trying any more gimmicks, please step down as the leader making room for some young blood to come in to give a new lease of life to UNP, because, the country needs it, to provide against a political rainy day.   The longer you wait and the more you conspire to invent unholy political alliances or any other treachery using your inherent crafty and dirty Machiavellian tactics, the deeper you sink and deeper you fall in to the abyss of political infinity. Therefore listen to this good counseling by a citizen. Accept the people’s verdict and go home for heaven’s sake.

 A word for the President

Mr President, at least now you must realize that you have betrayed and ruined the SLFP, the only patriotic political Party in this country, on the very day you decided to leave it on 21st Nov 2014 on the advice of Chandrika (who did it to avenge MR) and decided to come forward as the Common candidate under the UNP, the political party, SWRD the founder and Father of SLFP left in 1951 rejecting it as a pro-Western capitalist political party and who fathered the dawn of a new era in politics in this country with a new socialist vision for this nation. So don’t you think that you have buried those noble policies the day you left to join the UNP. The rest that followed up to 10th of Feb is now a part of history I do not want to describe here as everyone in this country knows about it.

Now that you have paid dearly for all your blunders and loose talk on 10th Feb when people throughout the country defeated you with 4.44 % of the votes polled and even in your own home electorate where you had been the MP nearly for the past 30 years. Is it not sufficient proof of what you have done and not done.

Had you distanced from Chandrika who betrayed not only the SLFP but also her own Mother and Father who reversed what he parents did for this country and allowed Mahinda Rajapaksa to form a Government in 2015 forgetting that your name is Maitripala and by not writing a vituperative long letters and openly declaring that you will not appoint MR as Prime Minister even if he wins the elections and remained a non-party President and conducted your role under decent advice you would never have fallen in to this political abyss and humiliation. Now let the bygones be bygones. The only thing you can do now is to prevent further sinking.

At least now you can do the correct thing by the country. First you must humbly admit that you have been defeated by the majority in this country. Respect public opinion and dissolve the Parliament and make room for a General Election so that people could elect a Government they want. Then whoever comes to power you will remain as the president of the country until you period expires.

Finally an open appeal to the leading Buddhist clergy

Rev. Sirs the country, the nation and the Sasana have come to crossroads.  The country is in total anarchy. Absolute chaos and confusion reign all over the country and the situation in days to come will be much worse. And now the country needs your esteemed and traditional intervention.  AS you know this country did not have a government at all in this country for the past three years. Now in the wake of local Government elections things have become even worse. The two heads of the two headed donkey that was our Government for the past three years are now separated. President Sirisena living in his own dream world, in spite of all his day dreams and ahasmaliga have disastrously shattered to ground on Feb 10th, But he does not appear to have got out of his clumsiness and madness. Definitely now he can’t form a SLFP Government without a single SLFP MP as he expected and declared on the election platform.  But he is also trying to form a new Government. We will see tomorrow what his plans are going to be as he is having a meeting of his golayas. Will it end up as the proverbial Mahadenamuttas story, only god will know.

On the other hand going by the way he behaved and spoke at election meetings no can he now properly head or direct a Government headed by Ranil Wickramasinha, even if Ranil show a majority in Parliament out of his magic box on Thursday as he has said.

More over even though this election is not a Parliamentary election, both the President and PM have no mandate to remain in power as the whole country has rejected them in one voice at the election. It is an undisputable fact that no one can deny though Rajitha Senaratna has already told the Reuter that the Government has not lost instead the 2015 mandate has got strengthen according to him.

I am not concerned about Ranil, Sirisena or any other person as individuals. But I am highly concerned and deeply worried about my country and the plight of its people and the Sasana and the 2500 year old   Sinhala Buddhist heritage. As I have no faith in any politician mentioned above I am addressing this open appeal to you Mahasangha as the guardians of the country, nation and the Sasana, to intervene immediately as you have done over the past 2500 years and request you to rescue this country from these unpatriotic, irresponsible, self-seeking, and power hungry politicians.

I suggest that all Leading Mahasangha assemble in Mahanuara either at Asgiriya or Malwatta  or the Temple of the Tooth and decide on an action plan to rescue the country before these politicians completely destroy it, as your predecessors had always done

Thereafter the noble Mahasangha should summon the President and the Prime minister before them and command them to dissolve the Parliament immediately to pave way for a general election at a meeting presided over by the Four Mahanayaka Theras of the Three Nikayas and attended by the Nayaka Theras of the other Sects like Kalyani, Ruhununu and all other prominent monks in the Island as decided by the Supreme Committee of Mahasangha set up for the purpose.

This in my opinion is the only way the country could be rescued out of the present impasse in to which the country has been dragged in by the present day politicians.

9 Responses to “Both the President and the Prime Minister have no right to remain in power and therefore the President should immediately summon the Parliament and get a mandate to dissolve the Parliament paving way to go for a General Election honouring the verdict given by the people on  February 10th.”

  1. dhane Says:

    Both Sirisena & Ranil have no guilty for rejecting them and have given a resounding victory for Mahinda Rajapaksa as the man who represent their aspirations. But this My3 Government will continue until 2020. Both Sira & Ranil know if dissolved Parliament both SLFP & UNP including Sira & Ranil will be wipe out from politics and all those who are enjoying the Ministerial benefits will come to an end. Therefore why dissolve the Parliament just continue and keep punishing the 72% voters with more and more burden. This is what going to be the fate of the people & all voters of SL.

  2. Nanda Says:

    Subramanian Swamy wants Rajapaksa to return to power
    February 12, 2018, 9:32 pm

    Indian politician, Subramanian Swamy who was associated with the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration, has Tweeted yesterday hat he hopes that Rajapaksa would return to power soon, after the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s (SLPP) strong showing at the February 10 local government election.

    “It is good to hear that Rajapaksa is making a strong comeback to Sri lankan politics. He should become President soon,” he Tweeted. However the 19th amendment to the constitution prevents Mahinda Rajapaksa from contesting again as President.

    Also commenting on Mahinda Rajapaksa’s close ties with China and his supposed anti India stance, he said India ‘must know how to deal and persuade. In foreign policy nothing is ready made or baked for you.”

    Swamy was a regular visitor to Sri Lanka during the tenure of Mahinda Rajapaksa and was a speaker at a number of events in Colombo. Swamy also attempted to broker a settlement regarding the Indian fishermen issue with Sri Lanka saying that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa must meet Mahinda Rajapaksa for discussions. In 2014 he urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to confer Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the Republic of India, on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa under whose leadership the LTTE was eliminated.

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    If you have been watching the News Channels, there is a beehive of ACTIVITY within the SLFP and UNP parts of the Yamapalanaya, ALL geared to AVOIDING stepping aside for the SLPP as the VOTERS want, and to form a CARETAKER Govt until a General Election can be held.

    So, lets look at the existing situation to UNDERSTAND WHY:

    1. MR has said he does not the post of PM offered by MS without the mandate of a New General Election

    2. UNP wants to create a UNP-ONLY government but is short of 7 MPs to get the required 50% majority in Parliament

    3. JVP has REFUSED to join a UNP-led or JO-led Govt

    4. MS has said he will not accept as Ministers any SLFP/UPFA individuals who join an ONLY-UNP-led Government

    5. The TNA with its16 MPs is remaining non-committal until requested by some major Party to be the kingmaker.

    The Party composition of MPs in the current Parliament is as follows:

    UNP 106
    JO 52
    UPFA/SLFP 43
    TNA 16
    JVP 6
    EPDP 1
    SLMC 1

    TOTAL 225

    Without ministerial portfolios no UPFA/SLFP-ers will join ANY Govt, because MS refuses to accept them as Ministers.

    So, the ONLY WAY the UNP can reach the required number of 113 MPs is to form an ALLIANCE with the TNA!

    However, that will be DEATH for the UNP in future Elections because Sinhala people will see that as the ULTIMATE TREACHERY and CULMINATION of Yamapalana efforts to Federalize Sri Lanka through a New Constitution.

    The JO cannot form a Govt with 113 MPs, because JO(52)+UPFA(43)+EPDP(1)+SLMC(1) seats add up to only 97 seats.

    That may be why SLPP/MR wants a New General Election to win a sufficient number of Parliamentary seats without accepting, even if were possible, the JVP and the TNA as allies.

  4. dhane Says:

    Ranil with his UNP 106 will accept any conditions laid dawn by TNA 16 = 122 to make majority in Parliament. Including proposing Federalize Sri Lanka through a New Constitution. Ranil knows Sira cannot dissolve the Parliament immediately. So by selling Sri Lanka to Tamils Ranil & Western countries do not mind as long as they can be in power. Unless people start revolting against Yamapalana efforts. Will JO take the challenge? This is the time we need people like Gota to crash Yamapalana same way eliminating LTTE. Do this Gota with your excellent capability 3 forces boys & SLPP as the VOTERS are behind you. Do not depend on Four Mahanayaka Theras of the Three Nikayas will NOT get involved. Unfortunately we lost Sobitha & Belanwila Nayaka Thera who would have come forward when the country and the Sasana have come to crossroads.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    dhane,

    I beg to differ on Ven. Sobitha. He is RESPONSIBLE for helping to topple MR and create the disaster of the last 3 years by swallowing Western, Indian and Tamil propaganda campaign on corruption and human rights HOOK, LINE & SINKER!

    As an INFLUENTIAL Buddhist priest steeped in SriLankan history, he was well aware of the our national history of Machiavellian Western TRICKS perpetrated on the Sinhala people.

    He should have known better than to lead the Sinhala Buddhists over the CLIFF by destroying our only defence against our enemies.

    Ven Sobitha, no matter how well-meaning and devout, was CULPABLE of being NAIVELY STUPID!

  6. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    “Without ministerial portfolios no UPFA/SLFP-ers will join ANY Govt, because MS refuses to accept them as Ministers”.
    No, This is not true!

    UNP agrees to pay 100 million rupees each for 10 SLFP members who are waiting to join UNP

  7. Ananda-USA Says:

    NMY,

    Ah, you may be right.

    I forgot that you can buy a MINISTER for Rs 100 million (about 641,000 USD now) in Sri Lanka, and that the UNP has more than enough of STOLEN BOND SCAM MONEY to buy 10 of them.

    Also, the CONVERSE may also be true: how many UNP-ers can the Pohottuwa buy, with or without a ministerial portfolio to boot, to form a SLPP government!! After all, UNP-ers are much more greedy and much less constrained by archaic notions like honor and patriotism!

  8. Ananda-USA Says:

    Any Govt that does not have ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM is NOT ACCEPTABLE to the majority of Voters who DELIVERED that VERDICT on Feb 10, 2018.

    The Nulum Pohottuwa that BLOOMED on that MEMORABLE DAY is Mahinda Rajapaksa, and Mahinda Rajapaksa is the Nelum Pohottuwa!

    However, as a CARETAKER Govt until General Elections are called EARLY as Mahinda/SLPP had demanded, this is PREFERRED compared to CONTINUED governance by the Yamapalanaya or the UNP-ONLY.

    What is IMPORTANT to realize here is that the VOTERS REJECTED the Anti-National POLICIES of the UNP-led Yamapalanaya, not just a few Yamapalana leaders, including the Prime Minister.

    Therefore, NOTHING SHORT of SWEEPING the STABLE CLEAN of the PILED-UP DUNG HEAP is SUFFICIENT. EVEN uniil a Parliamentary MANDATE is obtained through GENERAL ELECTIONS in a FEW MONTHS!

    Thank you my DEAR Sri Lankan PATRIOTS; you have DISCHARGED YOUR DUTY to DEFEND and PROTECT our Resplendent Isle with COMMITTMENT that would our FOREFATHERS PROUD of YOU!

    JAWAWEWA …. DESHAPREMINI …. JAYAWEWA!

  9. Ananda-USA Says:

    Any Govt that does not have ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM is NOT ACCEPTABLE to the majority of Voters who DELIVERED that VERDICT on Feb 10, 2018.

    The Nulum Pohottuwa that BLOOMED on that MEMORABLE DAY is Mahinda Rajapaksa, and Mahinda Rajapaksa is the Nelum Pohottuwa!

    However, as a CARETAKER Govt until General Elections are called EARLY as Mahinda/SLPP had demanded, this is PREFERRED compared to CONTINUED governance by the Yamapalanaya or the UNP-ONLY.

    What is IMPORTANT to realize here is that the VOTERS REJECTED the Anti-National POLICIES of the UNP-led Yamapalanaya, not just a few Yamapalana leaders, including the Prime Minister.

    Therefore, NOTHING SHORT of SWEEPING the STABLE CLEAN of the PILED-UP DUNG HEAP is SUFFICIENT. EVEN uniil a Parliamentary MANDATE is obtained through GENERAL ELECTIONS in a FEW MONTHS!

    Thank you my DEAR Sri Lankan PATRIOTS; you have DISCHARGED YOUR DUTY to DEFEND and PROTECT our Resplendent Isle with COMMITTMENT that would make our FOREFATHERS PROUD of YOU!

    JAWAWEWA …. DESHAPREMINI …. JAYAWEWA!

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