So You Have Decided to Vote Sarath Fonseka? Read This To the End, and then Vote!
Posted on January 21st, 2010


So you have decided to vote Sarath Fonseka, havenƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t you? ItƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s all right. I understand. I am not here to sling mud at Sarath Fonseka. I will never ask or beg you to vote Mahinda. You donƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t have to. I just want you to read this to the end. I respect Sarath Fonseka, as much as you do. In fact I personally want to vote him, but I canƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t. IƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ll tell you why. Please read till the end. You have decided to vote Sarath Fonseka for one of these three reasons

1) You are voting Sarath Fonseka simply because your parents keep voting UNP for last 50 years, and you are also inherently a UNP supporter.

2) Or, you are voting Sarath Fonseka because you believe in JVP politics, and your leader Somawansa Amarasinghe wants you to vote Sarath Fonseka this time.

3) If not for these two reasons, you are voting Sarath Fonseka simply because you personally feels thatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s the right thing to do. You are not influenced by either the UNP or the JVP

For what ever the reason you are voting Sarath Fonseka, you have already created mental justifications for your decision. ItƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s the human nature. Once you make a decision, you tend to rationalize your decision. Let me guess some of your rationalizations and ask you few questions back. You have to give answers to your own self, for these questions.

1. Sarath Fonseka was the true leader of our war victory against LTTE. He would have done it even without Mahinda as the president.

Can he? Is SF the sole contributor to the war victory? For sure, Mahinda wasnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-sole contributorƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚. But, Mahinda was the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-leaderƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ who managed all aspects of this war; not just a one frontier. The military war in the air (with Roshan Gunathilake), military war in the sea (with Karannagoda) and the military war on land (with Fonseka). How about the political war? Keeping the pressure put by opposition and international community away from the military leaders? Did Sarath Fonseka played any role in these other aspects, than the military war on the ground? Ask from your own common sense. DonƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t let your political biasness to fool you.

2. Ok, war victory was just a one thing which Mahinda did right. Did he do anything else for this country? Just take a look at these pictures, and ask from your own common sense whether these were not important to you. DonƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t let your political biasness to fool you. Simply question your common sense.

3. Mahinda didnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t do anything for the business sector. Ok, if you believe in this as a reason for voting SF, tell me what you are expecting SF to do good for the business community? What guarantee you have? Remember his economic policy is going to be influenced both by UNP and JVP. Can you expect any ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-positive sumƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ in a combination of JVP and UNP economic policies? IsnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t ending the war itself is a good thing done for the business community? IsnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t building the roads a good thing for business?

4. Mahinda taxed the country a lot. Without taxing a country, how can you provide free education, free healthcare, more super highways, more flyovers, ending a 30 year old war? Are you expecting under SF he will remove all these taxes? Then how can he continue to provide us free education, free healthcare, and continue the development projects?

Lord Buddha said, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-those who always find faults with others on minor concerns, despite the larger achievements they have made; will always keep on burning inside by their own flames of selfishnessƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚. Stop being selfish. Open your mind. Put away your political jealousy. Think about the truth standing right in front of your eyes. The truth is, Mahinda did a great deal of good to this country which JR, Premadasa or Chandrika failed to do. Do you want to turn this country back by handing it over to a person who doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t even know how to speak to another human being? A person who get aggravated so quickly?

Tell meƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦. Are you ready to vote for a man who is spreading hatred on every stage that he speaks? Are you ready to vote for a person who has already threatening to get revenge the people talking against him? If you are the type of ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-100% media freedomƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚; are you ready to vote for a man who threatens the press people to resign from their jobs, even before he get elected as president? Can you expect press freedom from such a man?

I respect SF as a military commander. But I donƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t want this country to be ruled by an angry totalitarian dictator, who get aggravated easily with a small provocation. I donƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t want to see this country to be ruled by a person who doesnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t know the meaning of the word ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-patienceƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-forgivenessƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚. I donƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t want to see this country be ruled by a person whoƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s surrounded by people who are willing to kill people, even before their leader gets appointed as president (Just imagine the fate of MR supporters on 27th, if SF gets elected).

I know that you hate Mahinda. I donƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t want you to love him. Keep hating him. But donƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t cut your nose simply because you hate your face!

If you still want to vote Sarath Fonseka and see this country get ruined, please go ahead and vote him! But if you have a slightest of common sense left with you, and if you are not looking at the world with political colored glasses; see the danger ahead of us. Don’t just vote Sarath Fonseka, because that you hate Mahinda. This is not about hating Mahinda. This about the future of this country. Don’t play with it. DONƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢T VOTE SARATH FONSEKA FOR THE SAKE OF THIS COUNTRY!

Just cancel your vote, if you don’t like Mahinda!

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ If you see the danger I am showing you; please pass this message to all people whom you think that care. Simply copy and paste this to an email and send to your contacts. Republish this on forums. Print this and spread! What ever that you can do to open the eyes of politically blinded people of this country…

2 Responses to “So You Have Decided to Vote Sarath Fonseka? Read This To the End, and then Vote!”

  1. lakson Says:

    Three Cheers to Mr Sudubanda!
    May this cure the political blindness of some elements who go behind the bankrupt politician Sarath Fonseka. Actually this article should be translated into Sinhalese and publish in every patriotic newspaper.

    Every Sri Lankan should reject the greedy,bankrupt and idiotic UNP “leadership” who has no sense of judgement (Never ever had such) and anti-social JVPers like opportunistic Somawansa and evil Anura Dissanayake.

  2. Chintha Says:

    Good article
    You missed one very important point which is the reality but low enough not to mention,
    4. Because of his CAST. In other words no rationality, blindly “Ape Jathiye”.

    Without taxing a country, how can you provide free …………. etc etc
    What about the 400B you save from curruption. What ahope.Hope you already know the reality of this 400B.

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