HE Mahinda Rajapaksa – An Opinion of a Non-Sri Lankan Citizen
Posted on December 3rd, 2018

Prof. Hudson McLean

Governor Generals, Presidents and Prime Ministers in Ceylon / Sri Lanka have come & gone.

I was a youth, an under-age driver, at the Orient Club, Colombo 7, the morning when General Sir John Kotalawala lost the election to SWRD. Furious Sir John simply called Ananda Tissa-de Alwis and gave a thundering kick to his back-side.  No one was shocked. That was Sir John, the aristocratic arrogant British trained military officer.

When Sir Oliver Goonetilleke, the Governor General of Ceylon appointed W. Dahanayake as Prime Minister when SWRD was assassinated, he suggested that the Beira Lake might have Gondolas, if Ceylon imported a pair for breeding.

When I met Esmond Wickramasinghe, Legal Eagle, the Press Baron, King-maker, (father of Ranil) in his dimly-lit library in Colombo, he was in doubt if his son Ranil would ever lead Sri Lanka or Ceylon. The old man knew that Ranil had his limits.

Of all the Presidents & Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka I met, in my time of life, I would not hasten to nominate, in my humble opinion, the best out of the lot, Numero Uno – HE Mahinda Rajapaksa, followed by late HE Ranasinghe Premadasa.

I hope the citizens of Sri Lanka hedge their bets on HE Mahinda Rajapaksa, and get the political campaign to get the greedy politicos to put the country FIRST before their luxuries of life, in their list of priorities.

I also wish that the Sri Lankans put past the old Colonial Terminology of “Kalu Sudda”, Race, Colour, Religion, Tamil & Marakkala, and just treat each and every son of Sri Lanka with the same measure of rice.

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12 Responses to “HE Mahinda Rajapaksa – An Opinion of a Non-Sri Lankan Citizen”

  1. aloy Says:

    The solution to this imbroglio is very very simple:Our judges with all their warts and ugliness in their wigs have clearly identified 118 law makers now sitting in the legislature who have taken bribes from the Bond racketeers. They should not be allowed to vote in the parliament again. If a couple of mangoes stolen by a villager is enough to send that person to jail these people people who have taken millions illegally should not be allowed to vote in parliament or even contest for future election. This will solve the present problem as well as future ones. Those having cases in courts should not be allowed to meddle in Sri lankan politics either. If not even an election as was planned by prez will not solve this problem; we will be back to squire number one again.
    Let this be an opportunity to clean the deck. If prez is unable to do it, hand over it to the military.

  2. aloy Says:

    I believe this “ko warranto” and the likes will not have any meaning if the tainted law makers are allowed to subvert the parliamentary system. I also believe two of those judges who found these culprits will be deciding on the fate of this parliament on the 7th December. Hope something good to stabilize the country would happen.

  3. Dilrook Says:

    The military has no role in governance. Court orders must be obeyed by all servants of the people. No one should be above the law.

    Supreme Court must uphold the law as it did almost always in the recent past. Although the president generally has the power to dissolve parliament anytime, this particular parliament cannot be dissolved for 4 and a half years.

    A snap presidential election with Sirisena contesting is the best for the country (if the executive presidency stays).

  4. Hiranthe Says:

    Great to hear an appreciation for the man who saved this country from Killer Vellu and his psychopath suicide clan. It is clearly evident that MR is regretting for the mistakes he did prior to 2015 election, which impacted so badly for a country which was well in a route to prosperity.

    But the enemy is so powerful. The two judges gave the verdict yesterday (03 December 2018) would have definitely had a sweetener from these powerful enemy.

    Otherwise there is no reason for their verdict to mention about “International” opinion on the country.

    This is a honourable court of a sovereign country and any judgement should be made only in accordance with the constitution, not considering any International criticism.

    They had to show that they are West’s and Tamil Die-Ass-Pora’s obedient servants. That is the only reason.

    We should add these two traitors names to the Traitors of Mother Lanka list.

    * Justice Preethi Padman Surasena.
    * Justice Arjuna Obeysekara.

  5. Nihal Perera Says:

    Dilrook,

    I agree, no one should be above the law, and the courts SHOULD be impartial. Unfortunately, neither law nor the court judges are impartial in Sri Lanka. This is why SL is in a real mess, politically and constitutionally.

    Bunch of politically motivated judges (and lawyers..) cannot decide the future of the country. It is the people who can decide the future – by voting for a leader they want to elect.

    It is pretty obvious that majority of the citizens want to go for an election – rightly so. But that right is being denied by a handful of politically motivated judges and lawyers who want to keep Ranil and his parasites in power.

    This is nothing to do with democracy or the rule of law. That’s just a load of BS… If Ranil and his supporters believe in democracy the first thing they should do is to let people deicide who they want to run the country.

    There is NO other solution to the current mess.

  6. Cerberus Says:

    Hiranthe, MR did not make any mistakes. He was aware of the build-up of the anger against him from the Tamil diaspora he knew he had to take a break to let the situation cool down. Also, there was a lot of money from foreign countries who carried on the vilification campaign against MR using the social media talking about Namal’s golden horses, and Lamborghini’s. Anura Kumara’s foul mouth was the loudest in spilling out foul things against a great statesman. Now after three years of investigation what have, they found? No Lamborghinis or golden horses.

    It is sad to see great people being vilified by scum like the JVPers who are not fit to wipe his feet.

    I hope and pray that the judges have also not been bought like the politicians in Sri Lanka. It is sad to see JVP which was the party of intense patriots are now supporting a traitor such as Run-nil. We cannot expect anything of the TNA which is there to follow the same path that the LTTE followed using Democratic means.

    I wish MR great success and may the triple gem and all the Devas protect him and his family.

  7. nilwala Says:

    Thanks Hudson McL!! I agree with you that of the various tried and tested leaders, Hon. MR stands out as having been the best for the country, especially in the most difficult of times. While NOT a vengeful leader, he did recognize well the dangers to the country’s sovereignty and did not allow himself to be swayed under pressure from externals. His is a tested strength, and this is no time to test new leaders.
    Thanks to him we still have as still whole, our blessed island as had been left after the last colonials went away, having created the “divide and rule” situation that continues to haunt the nation, thwarting its development and progress potential.
    May Sri Lanka be allowed to go its independent way with Hon. Mahinda Rajapakse who brought the Peace but was cut short by the 2015 propaganda conspiracy against him. Let him lead the nation again through fresh elections that the whole nation is crying for, and into completing that task of Peace & Development as was evidenced for a short spell. Hopefully, mistakes made were learning experiences. Hopefully external pressures will be less than in the lead-up to 2015.
    HOPEFULLY TOO, SRI LANKANS ARE INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO TRY OUT NEW LEADERS.

  8. Randeniyage Says:

    RANIL IS THE MAIN CAUSE OF DESTRUCTION OF SRI LANKA SINCE JR

    Why ?
    When he is head of state he cannot run a government. Except the Batalanda Case and Central Bank Robbery ( These two cases are more than sufficient to give him death penalty) to the outsider, he is a gentlemen fool. He also protects his friends well and do not fault them openly. This makes him not an enemy to anyone. However, under him, any country will suffer because of his lack of statesman intelligence. He can’t even do public speaking well enough to be a politician.
    When he is in the opposition, it allows the government to do any fraud including criminal activities, because he never takes action. Only talk. He protects his own criminal and his opposition criminals. Therefore any country suffers because of lack of policing by a formidable opposition.
    Another thing is all his opposition leaders prefer to keep him as the opposition leader and they do not take any action against him to put him in jail.
    All his years, starting from opposition leader to prime minister, he has destroyed the country.

  9. Nimal Says:

    Hudson being a driver at the Orient club will hardly knows about Sir John and Sir Oliver,surly they wouldn’t sit with Hudson and even have a chat.So Hudson have no right to make any comment about them. Bot those gentlemen were relatives of mine, one from my mother’s side and one from the father’s side.We have been taken for functions at the Orient club trice but not even once the two gentlemen spoke to my parents in a personal way,very formal I say.My other uncles who built up Cylinco,one Justin Kothalawala and Justin Silva only spoke to me twice in 2 years though I had my office in that building and I annoyed them by parking my car in between their parking lot just to annoy them and I was only 17 years old and my driver had a hard time with them.
    We hardly know them well to write paragraphs.W.D was a very personal friend from Galle but hardly exchanged pleasantalties when met briefly at Rosemead place with SWRD.Very formal I must say.
    Those were the days where people were honourable and truly caring for the people who were less unfortunate than us.They were very generous. Sir John offered his land in Malsiripura for almost for nothing but I insisted I paid the market price which I did.Sadly I had to sell it up due to the upheaval in 1989 where I had to travel to SL 7 times in a year and I had to severely deal with the rebels which the Malsiripura police could help.After getting a sever beating they admitted that I am the reincarnation of Sir John but was very sad that I was selling my land.
    So don’t condemn the Kalu Suddas like us who are true patriots but not the rouges that pretend to be good Budhists,good Sinhalese and use their privilege to rob, cheat and even murder and live a double life.

  10. Nihal Perera Says:

    Nimal,

    You need to come out of your 19th century colonial coconut shell mentality, and step into the 21st century. Who the hell cares that you were related to Sir John or Sir Oliver..?

    Professor Hudson has every right to make comments on anyone he chooses. DO NOT look down on people like Hudson, (or any other person for that matter..), who happened to be a youth driver at the time.

    I have lot of respect for honest and decent people like Hudson – much more than those uppish and pompous fools who think they are better than the rest, which is indeed nothing more than a sign of an inferiority complex.

  11. Vaisrawana Says:

    Dear friend @Nihal Perera,
    You end your comment with words including the following:
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    You approve of the one and disapprove of the other. In my opinion, like almost all who have written comments here, you are mistaken about the first, though I know you are writing in good faith. But you are right about the second. Actually, do you have any choice between them? I don’t want to elaborate upon something that should be so obvious to the average discerning reader. There is a mental illness called megalomania where the affected suffer from manic or paranoid disorder.

  12. Vaisrawana Says:

    Dear friend @Nihal Perera,

    You end your comment with words including the following:
    “I have lot of respect for honest and decent people like Hudson – much more than those uppish and pompous fools who think they are better than the rest, which is indeed nothing more than a sign of an inferiority complex.”

    You approve of the one and disapprove of the other. In my opinion, like almost all who have written comments here, you are mistaken about the first, though I know you are writing in good faith. But you are right about the second. Actually, do you have any choice between them? I don’t want to elaborate upon something that should be so obvious to the average discerning reader. There is a mental illness called megalomania where the affected suffer from manic or paranoid disorder.

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