Posted on October 18th, 2014

Nalin de Silva

 Every Sinhala Buddhist and probably many others would have heard of the dialogue between Arhant Mahinda Thera and the King Devanampiya Tissa (not theesham as some Tamil racists used to call him) around the famous mango tree at Mihintalawa. Pointing out at the Mango tree the Arhant Thera has asked the king “Oh king what is this tree?”. The king replied “Ven. Thera this is a mango tree” . The Arhant Thera then asked “are there mango trees other than this mango tree?” The answer was obvious and the king said “yes there are so many other mango trees”. Then the Arhant Thera asked “are there mango trees other than those other mango trees?” The king replied “Yes it is this mango tree”.

 There is not only more than one mango tree in the world but we can always refer to one particular mango tree as the mango tree other than other mango trees. If Arhant Mahinda were to visit Sri Lanka and ask Ranil Wickremesinghe referring to Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera who this Thera is Ranil W would have replied “he is the common candidate”. Then the Thera would have asked Ranil W whether there are other common candidates Ranil W would have said there are many other common candidates including Sarath Fonseka and non playing common candidate Anura Dissanayake who dances according to his (Ranil’s) tune.

 Ranil W, not the original common candidate

 Then the Arhant Mahinda Thera would have asked are there common candidates other than those other common candidates. Ranil W would not have hesitated to say “why not it is me”.

However, unlike in the Mihintalawa analogy Ranil W was not the original common candidate but the story has changed in the course of more than two thousand three hundred years, during which so much water has flown under the stone bridge over Malwatu Oya.

 However, Sobhitha Thera the original common candidate is not prepared to give up. He is dreaming of a pivithuru heta (A clean tomorrow) with a new constitution good governance etc., supposedly drafted by Sarath Silva. The Thera has recently attended a meeting where another Thera who could aspire to be a common candidate has come out with certain suggestions to Mahinda R with of course a threat.

 It has become the practice of common candidates and aspiring common candidates to come out with suggestions to Mahinda R as there is no point in telling the people that they would implement them once they come to power. It is a foregone conclusion that Mahinda R will contest the Presidential elections in 2015, and poll about 55 per cent of the valid vote.

The “nonagatha” period that the UNP is waiting would never arrive as it did not arrive last time when the UNP leaders were in a hotel with Sarath Fonseka waiting for the “nonagatha” between the first count and the second preferential count. If the “nongatha” period dawned in 2010 there would have been a blood bath for many and Sarath Fonseka would have become the President of the country with the blessings of the Westerners, though not with that of Ranil W. In 2015 too there would not be a “nonagatha” period and the UNP leaders are advised not to book hotel rooms in advance preparing for “a revolution”.

 We all love a “pivithuru hetak” but will it be more pivithuru than today. From the demands of the “pivithuru hetak” it is clear that it is not so. It appears that there are some members of pivithuru hetak who do not endorse the demands made to Mahinda R. For example what the common candidates do not seem to understand is that executive presidency is not an issue among the common man. It is an issue of the common candidate but not of the common man.

 The common man unlike the common candidate is more concerned with the terrorist movement backed by the Westerners. They know of Tamil racism and they are not against each other whether they are Sinhala, Tamil or Muslim. They are not against Yal devi going to Jaffna unlike the TNA leaders who are Tamil racists.

 The TNA is worse than the worst opposition party in the sense that they would not collaborate with the government even if the government does something good for the common man irrespective of whether it is Sinhala or Tamil. Yal Devi is running to Jaffna with the help of Indians though it may have come in the form of a loan. It is true that the Sri Lankan engineers would have built the railway to Jaffna at a lesser cost but the political and social implications of the Indian help is much more than the monetary value of the loan.

The fact that the Indian high commissioner was present at Jaffna going by Yal devi while the TNA MPs were boycotting the Yal Devi should be highlighted in the coming weeks whether one thinks it is pivithuru or not. The pivithuru hetak is not dawned by common candidates but by common people on either side of Elephant Pass. When Yal Devi passes Elephant Pass that pivithuru hetak is getting closer and closer.

 However, it appears that the common candidates and leaders of pivithuru hetak do not understand the way the common man thinks. It is clear that the common man in Jaffna as the common man in Hambantota is with the President. However the Jaffna man is still not prepared to vote for Mahinda R as they are still under Money Order economy. Those days the public servant who arrived in Colombo from Jaffna used to send money home through money orders and the economy was run by the Colombo establishment. Now it is run by the dispersed Tamils in the Western countries and the West manipulates the Jaffna vote through dispersed Tamils.

 Pivithuru hetak organisation

 The government has to think very carefully on this economic nexus as it is a threat to the sovereignty of the people. It is the sovereignty of the common man that is affected though unfortunately through the common man himself. The vote manipulated by the dispersed Tamils is not going to be important in the Presidential elections in 2015, but since the sovereignty could be manipulated through the Money Order economy the government should take all necessary steps to make the Jaffna common man independent of the London common man. It is in this connection the Jaffna farmer and the Jaffna fisherman have to be looked after at the same time establishing new industries in the Jaffna district. The Siddha medicine is another area that has to be developed against the Western medicine and the traditional (paramparika) medicine has to be given every encouragement to develop on its own.

 The pivithuru hetak organisation under the auspices of some of the common candidates have spelled out that they would defeat Mahinda R if certain demands are not met before the elections for the Presidency. Now one of the demands is connected with abolishing the executive presidency and I remember the JHU expressing the view that the executive presidency helped Mahinda R to defeat Tamil terrorism. As the President himself has said the executive presidency could be abolished if the Tamil leaders including the TNA drop the separatist demand. They are still with the infamous Vadukoddai resolution and unless the TNA drops the Vadukkodai resolution there would not be a pivithuru hetak in any sense of the word.

 When pivithuru hetak leaders claim that Mahinda R should be defeated they implicitly say that a person who will help to keep Tamil racism should be voted in. It is strange that they talk of defeating but not of electing. They should not be allowed to go away with empty statements such as people will be the winner. They should specify the common candidate whom they support, of the plethora of common candidates.


  1. Senevirath Says:

    if mahinda is bad who is the best? ven. ratana should tell us that. what are u going to do after defeating mahinda are u going to help ranil to implement 13

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Bravo! GOSL has NO TIT for TNA TAT!

    Teach the TNA-led NPC traitors a GOOD LESSON that NON-COOPERATION by the NPC can cut both ways!

    Obama recently stated that the only language the Islamic State understands is the Language of Force.

    That HOME TRUTH applies to the advocates of the Eelamist State in Sri Lanka as well.

    Tit-for-tat: Govt. officials boycott NPC programme
    October 19, 2014

    Central Government officials boycotted a Northern Provincial Council mobile service, in what has been described as tit-for-tat, after Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneshwaran kept away from the District Development Council (DDC) meeting presided over by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Jaffna on Monday.

    The mobile service was organised in Nedunkerny in Vavuniya to resolve public problems related to land, passports, birth and death certificates and development activities among others. It was held on Friday and Saturday. However, only NPC officials took part in the event, while Central Government officials from Vavuniya kept away.

    Vavuniya’s District Secretary Bandula Harishchandra said the mobile service was arranged without the consent of the Governor and the Chief Secretary, and hence, the officials did not attend the event. “They should have consulted the Governor or the Chief Secretary, who in turn would have contacted us to make the arrangements,” he said.

    “The PC members and the local council members in Jaffna lost a golden opportunity to raise their issues and get responses directly from the President,” he said referring to the DDC meeting on Monday. “When they do not cooperate with the Central Government, how can we help them solve problems of the northern public,” he asked.
    TNA MP Selvam Adaikalanathan charged that the officials did not show up at the last minute though they had informed earlier that they would come for the programme.

    “The GA, the NPC Chief Secretary and other top officials did not attend the event. They are not representatives of the people to do politics. They are government servants. The People, who came here to solve problems with their National Identity Cards and Birth Certificates, went empty handed. There is a huge gap opening between the Central Government and the NPC, and the people are ultimately affected by this,” he said.

    Earlier, the NPC Chief Minister declined an invitation to attend the DDC meeting, stating in a letter to the President, “The NPC was neither consulted nor informed of the necessity or agenda of this curious meeting that purports to deal with issues addressed in 2012, after a lapse of two years.”

    During President Rajapaksa’s visit to the North, many development projects and infrastructure schemes were inaugurated. In his visit to the Kilinochchi District last Sunday, he gave away cheques worth Rs 100 million to 1,250 displaced personnel in the Northern Province, while land deeds and grants were offered to 20,000 settlers living in State lands in the province.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    “Tit-for-tat: Govt. officials boycott NPC programme”


    This is the ONLY language Tamil racists (AND Jihadists) understand.

    Coming back to the topic, PIVITHURU HETAK or URU HETAK slogan has BUSTED Sobitha’s dream. Now Sobitha will run out of slogans.

    “ven. ratana should tell us that. what are u going to do after defeating mahinda are u going to help ranil to implement 13”

    Absolutely. Ven Ratana has said he will do everything to DEFEAT MR. But who is he going to help WIN by doing that? A Tamil racist from the UNP? Look before you leap!

    Defeat MR only if GR or someone of GR’s caliber becomes president.

    Ven Ratana is meeting the president on the 21st. Lets see what comes out of it. IF he is really genuine why not he demand to SCRAP 13 amendment, SCRAP Vesawalami law, PUNISH COPE thiefs, PUNISH 11,000 LTTE terrorists, PUNISH the Batalande mass murderer?

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Common candidate = COMMONA in pigeon jargon!

    Karupaiya aka Deiwela Karu was a pigeon breeder from Attidiya. He has exotic breeds which he never releases unless someone challenges him with a like breed. His pigeons ALWAYS come back to his cage accompanied by a rival’s pigeons. But if the newcomers are COMMON CANDIDATES (called COMMONA in their language), they are released back as they are WORTHLESS. Only exortic breeds are accepted.

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