The Dirty Politics Of The UNF Camp Could Trigger Off A Rajapaksha Landslide!
Posted on December 19th, 2009

Insight By Sunil Kumar

Dec.19th 2009 
The desperation in the Sarath Fonseka power grab attempt at any cost casting aside his loyalties to his former CEO the President of Sri Lanka seems to be growing and the Nation needs to be made aware of it emphatically.

It could however work out favourably for The President in the long haul!!

 Retd. Gen. Sarath Fonseka ~ Presidential aspirant seems to be possessed of a rabid determination towards acheiving his goal, one which many analysts beleive is doomed to failure based purely on the disloyalties he has already shown towards the administrators within the incumbent ruling party who gave him all the clout and the powers he carried into the LTTE elimination drive where he now goes about professing to all and sundry that he singlehandedly won his campaign against the LTTE when this is the furthest from the truth.There are other anomalies also which will add to his detriment pointing to someone in whose hands power could translate to a military dictatorship.

 Realistically he may not have been this legend in his own mind he thinks he is had the President and his associates not entrusted him with the authority he carried towards his accomplishments. His stop at nothing mentality consequently gets a bit more accentuated with a breaking news report that the previous President of Sri Lanka Mme. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is alleged to have pledged her support towards the Fonseka quest for the Presidency but the laughable part about that manouvre is that it could well be another nail in the coffin towards his effort as Mme. CBK is no glowing paragon of virtue in Sri Lanka today.She is someone who would probably be better off staying in retirement rather than joining the Fonseka fray which would surely put paid to any chance he may have had of even a hypothetical win where despite all the speculations of what such a move relative to the coming together of the Fonseka / CBK polls effort might be, the President still reigns supreme as the most likely winner which the latest polls ratings seem to indicate in an unwavering manner and simply adds a bit of intrigue to an already intriguing Fonseka campaign of a helter skelter nature laced in ungainly political rhetoric.

 There are news reports that former President Chandrika Kumaratunga is to address the election rallies of Opposition Common Candidate Gen. Sarath Fonseka early next month emanating from the UNP camp which will obviously trigger off much bewilderment within the Nation that the seesawing mentality of politics in Sri Lanka is yet to take a break towards redundancy as much ship jumping seems to be the order of the day albeit mostly in favour of the President where many unlikely sources seem to have pledged their support towards his campaign with the odd exception of a turncoat turning towards the UNF of which predominantly the former President Kumaratunge appears outstanding as she would obviously be leaning towards the UNP and none other.Thus despite claims made by her at the outset of her retirement that she would never come out of her retirement it does not augur well for her own principles as well as the honour she is supposed to carry as a dedicated member of the SLFP founded by her late father which is the core of the UPFA thereby fulfilling the role of the predominant ship jumper for which she just might rue her decision and take away what little credibility she may have had as a former President who now backs an unlikely candidate perhaps out of bitterness that she lost out to the better leader that President Mahinda Rajapaksha has proved himself to be which she probably beleives is her Deja Vue but could in reality be her Waterloo.

 As the meanderings of the UNP and its disoriented leader takes the party further into a political quagmire struggling for survival and in the process championing a loser that Retd. Gen. Sarath Fonseka is already proving to be from many perspectives as well as bringing in CBK which seems to be a move which will further attest to how disoriented and confused he is ( clutching at straws now perhaps!) and if the former President has any sense she would give the Fonseka/Wickremasinghe entourage a wide berth and protect what little credibility she may have as a once revered leader who ran aground due to her own misconceptions about what’s best for the Nation.

Her personal agendas, greed for power and authoritative mentality combined with a host of other indiscretions are said to be what choked her up in a maelstrom of public opinion and with it ending her career somewhat ingloriously and the charisma of Pres. Rajapaksha portrayed beyond ordinary measure as the better choice for National leadership which has prevailed since her exit.

 It is also reported that the leaders of the newly formed United National Front (UNF) which now supports the candidature of Gen. Fonseka, have decided to ensure a political role for Mrs. Kumaratunga in the campaign and the speculation once again grows about the stability of her choice to get involved in the Fonseka campaign beyond a glorious sense of optimism with no real ground to stand on making her a big time dreamer inasmuch as the likes of Sarath Fonseka, Ranil Wickremasinghe and the entire UNF entourage driven merely by the greed for an undeserving power which could easily cause turmoil in the nation where support for the Rajapaksha candidature is very high!.

 Regardless of whether or not Mrs Kumaratunge will be given any official post in the UNF with Retd.Gen. Fonseka also hinting at the possible re-entry into politics of the former President, the return to power of President Rajapaksha seems imminent although the recent turn of events which many see as a comedy of errors on the part of the UNF and Sarath Fonseka could also augment the chances of a landslide win for the incumbent President with whom the only clear cut policies for a better future appear to be resting as part of his manifesto where he has already set in place much of what’s needed towards Sri Lankan posterity in deference to the allegations by the Fonseka / Wickremasinghe camp suggesting the contrary which simply put is nothing beyond dirty politics.

One Response to “The Dirty Politics Of The UNF Camp Could Trigger Off A Rajapaksha Landslide!”

  1. aravinda Says:

    Mr.Fonseka wants to be all things to all men. If Mr.Fonseka wins on 26th January, Sri Lankan Government will be like a circus. Mano Ganeshan will once again demand his Eelam, Mangala will want to be Prime Minister, Ranil will ask SF and roll over to make way for his Presidential aspirations, Ravi K will end up with Finance ministry and prabakaran’s parents will tell us how they influenced the outcome of the election. That is not a country I want to live in.

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