Janaka Perera: Another Patriot
Sent to UNP Gallows
Patriots who crept in to the UNP which serves as a death trap of patriots,
never returned. History repeated itself in the cruelest manner for another
braveheart of Sri Lanka. Major General (retired) Janaka Perera was killed
by a suicide bomber at a political event. Janaka Perera was a brave
soldier who fought fearlessly for Sri Lanka, but, he sided with the
wrong political crowd. His new friends were traitors and he gave in
to their plans on a number of occasions. His spiteful allegations against
the Defence Secretary, the President, the army commander and even against
military victories were despicable to say the least. His mistake was
too obvious. Patriots around the world knew from the start what was
cooking for him in UNP quarters. He simply didn't fit in. The soldier
who rarely lost a battle lost the election; it was a massive defeat.
Unbeknown to him, masters of his party had decided his fate. He were
to be disposed as Luxman Algama was disposed in 1999. The much talked
about new office complex of the UNP which was built in place of the
old one, that was destroyed by vandals, was declared opened by a number
of regional UNP stalwarts. Strangely there were no high ranking officials
of the party; not even an MP! This is too similar to what happened in
Ja-ela on 18th December 1999. The bomb blast took place carefully avoiding
the UNP top brass.
However, Janaka should have sensed the inappropriateness of the UNP
which is today made up of political nobodies, traitors, turncoats and
the like. It is the same party that houses the likes of the WPF leader
who admitted to keeping LTTE operatives in his house during the ?ceasefire'
period. In addition he has been a strong and open proponent of the LTTE.
The there is the SLMC leader who was repeatedly rejected by his constituents
and has an active MoU with the LTTE signed in 2002. This party is further
infested with the likes of one medical practitioner who used to habitually
pay homage at LTTE ?mahaveer' cemeteries. A senior member of parliament
from the other camp also joined the UNP recently. He has been known
to have a soft corner for the LTTE and he had turned many acts of treason
committed by senior UNP members into mockeries. Another recently appointed
MP has criticized the army commander for making a factual statement.
His allegation was all too similar to the type coming from the LTTE
camp. Nobody can forget the hilarious statement made by a very senior
UNPer that any ass can fight; clearly dispersing the warrior within
the party! Most patriotic members have already left the UNP and those
who hold high positions within the party are baptized by the separatists.
All this are in addition to its leader who mislead the nation with a
surrender agreement with the LTTE which he depicted as peace. There
is no way a seasoned soldier could have missed these vital signs.
LTTE separated out the UNP which was the main political force at that
time to be its southern counterpart. It eliminated Lalith Athulathmudali
and Premadasa in rapid succession. This happened within nine (9) months
of killing a number of gallant soldiers in Ararly Point in the Jaffna
peninsula. After the assassination of Ranasinghe Premadasa in 1993 by
the LTTE, UNP became a lame duck headed by timid yet strong-willed supporters
and sympathizers of the LTTE cause. Within another 18 months it bumped-off
the remaining patriots it had including Gamini Dissanayake, Gamini Premachandra
and Oswin Abeygunasekera. Thereafter the UNP was dancing to the tune
of the LTTE until General Luxman Algama joined forces in 1999. He was
swiftly eliminated, however, after he was used to the most to derive
maximum political mileage. Then the UNP refused to blame the LTTE and
instead blamed the government. In 2008 T Maheswaran was killed by the
LTTE. Yet again the UNP couldn't sum up enough courage to blame the
LTTE. LTTE trims the UNP which it considers to be its backyard. There
were bigger political giants than Janaka Perera who tried to change
the cause of the UNP in vain. It should not surprise anybody if the
UNP once against starts screaming about alleged human rights violations.
It stopped this hue and cry after inducting the General a few months
On the other hand senior UNP leaders are under no Tiger threat. Not
even a single attempt was made to harm them!
As the saying goes, if you sleep with dogs, you wake up with fleas.
The only way not to make it a problem is by becoming a dog. Clearly
the good General didn't become a LTTE poodle and that was his crime
according to LTTE books.
This is a cruel awakening by the LTTE to other patriots. It has started
eliminating patriotic military and political leaders of this country.
It has started from the easiest. Leaders of this country must be fully
aware of this heightened LTTE threat to their lives. If they believe
the military campaign will soon eliminate the LTTE, they should stay
away from public places until such time. The LTTE supremo has outlived
ten (10) Sri Lankan administrations and is determined to outlive the
present one as well. He should be eradicated soon.
Dangerous times are ahead as the final battle for the terror capital
heats up. LTTE will viciously struggle like a drowning man; it will
not hesitate to do anything that in its belief would put it off the
hook. It is the duty of every Sri Lankan to support the present war
effort wholeheartedly; there may not be another chance.