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A Recipe For Resurrection Of Maithri & The UNP; Or Is It Too Late?

By Vishwamithra

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” ~C S Lewis

Local government elections were held. The results baffled many a political activist; especially those who were backing the coalition government consisting of the United National Party (UNP) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). The most surprising element of the whole enterprise was the miserable performance of the official SLFP, the political party which had its birth, growth and full fruition during its turbulent journey in the socio-political seas in the country, the political party that was founded by SWRD Bandaranaike as an alternative to the then UNP, the political party that introduced a nationalist shade into the fabric of national conversation, was shattered and reduced into dust and debris. The official SLFP, although was headed by the President of the country who deserted his party and defeated its candidate, which was visibly hijacked by those who introduced a very damaging culture of tolerable-corruption into the body politic of Sri Lanka, looks a doomed and utterly pathetic political entity.

The vastly liberal mindset of Bandaranaike (SWRD) has been set aside for narrow populist nationalism and rejection of minority rights and their legitimate grievances. The base of the SLFP has been thoroughly desecrated and debased. Satisfaction of its base, which amounts to an astonishing 32% to 35% of the total population, seems to bear fruit with the increasing escalation of cost of living playing right into the hands of a clever politician who knows how to exploit the meandering and wretched psyche of a trusting voter. The 44%, those who voted for the ‘Pohottuwa’, in the just concluded local government elections, consisted of that 32% – 35% and the usually floating vote which is about 7% – 10% of the electorate. The Rajapaksa-led Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has totally swallowed the traditional Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Maithripala Sirisena’s loss of its control seems absolute and final.

The electorate has shown unmistakable signs of vulnerability. The populist slant it shows could well be accepted as an alternative to a more rational way of governance. That populist wave, if continues to grow in numbers and strength, could overwhelm all rational thinking and conversation. Populism in its stark and transparent veil is concealing beneath its veneer of welfare fabric a corrosive dynamic of power-dealing, and is attracting more and more followers. If Ranil Wickremasinghe chooses to ignore these propensities, the vote-drain that is taking place in his party, the UNP, would continue to its next logical station- disappearance.

Reins of the UNP should be in the hands of non-politicos

Forget about Maithripala Sirisena and his loss of control of the SLFP. The UNP’s destiny should not rest on what the leader of the SLFP says or does. The UNP leader has a political textbook before him. Ranil Wickremesinghe’s own Uncle JR and its succeeding leaders such as R Premadasa have provided that book and it has been proven right over and over again. Hand the running of the Party, specifically the posts of Chairman and Secretary, to non-politicos, thoroughbred professionals. JR did it the moment he became the leader in the wake of the demise of Dudley Senanayake. He made Ananda Tissa de Alwis the Secretary of the Party and the moment Ananda Tissa announced his intent to contest at the general elections which were scheduled for 1977, J R removed him from the post of Secretary of the Party and appointed Daham Wimalasena, a non-politico, to the post. After the election victory in 1977, N G P Panditharatne, a well acclaimed private sector professional, the senior partner of a reputed accountancy firm, was appointed as Chairman of the Party and Daham continued as Secretary.

The day-to-day affairs of the party belong in the hands of non-politicos. When such posts are held by politicos, in the present context, Malik Samarawickrama as Chairman and Kabir Hashim as Secretary, abuse of such powers is inevitable and could be damaging in the short, mid and long-run. Ministers hardly have sufficient time to run their Ministries, then how they can manage the Party-affairs is unthinkable. Ranil Wickremesinghe may be feeling a treacherous sense of insecurity, but his personal insecurities need to be subordinated to the major interests of the Party. Whereas J R has left a recipe for success, Ranil seems to be wallowing in a recipe for disaster.

Ranil’s Successor

Furthermore, the results of the recently held local government elections prove beyond a shadow of doubt that Ranil’s modus operandi has failed. He needs to realize that it is his fatal flaw, and sooner he does it, more beneficial for his party and its future successes. Second issue is centered on another vital factor: the successor to Ranil as leader of the Party. Ranil Wickremesinghe is, to be gentle to him, in a very unenviable position today. He simply cannot evade from the branding of him as a ‘perennial loser’. That ‘perennial loser’ badge belongs to him, not only in the minds of his critics; mostly his own close supporters too believe that notion. He needs to avoid another eruption, as it happened in 2012 to 2014 period, within his own Party, among the UNP parliamentarians for a change in leadership.

In such a confrontational context, Ranil has to refer to his Uncle JR again. Just prior to the general elections in 1977, JR summoned all UNP organizers to Sirikotha. He did not give any particular reason for the meeting. However, he instructed Daham Wimalasena, the Party Secretary at the time, to prepare ballot papers. When all the organizers were in, JR stated that he intended to appoint a special committee to direct the affairs of the forthcoming general elections in 1977. He distributed the ballot papers among the participants and asked them to name the first ten UNPers in their preferential order to man this committee. That is how R Premadasa became the virtual successor to J R. Gamini Dissanayake was a close second to Premadasa. (Premadasa received 118 votes while Gamini D got 112).

Ranil must follow this example without any delay. The country needs to know who would succeed him as Party Leader, a winner at the elections, so that the country at large and the party in particular will know whether there is a future for the UNP! The Party will remember who won his electorate and who lost.

Rural Vote

Thirdly, when one looks at the way the rural folks seem to have left the UNP, it is of utmost significance that Ranil pays close attention to the fact that, ever since the demise of Premadasa, Gamini and Lalith, ever since 1994, the rural population and the so-called déclassé remain divorced from the Party and no conscious effort has been made to get a remarriage working. Over-dependence on the minority vote might help in the context of the Presidential elections where the elections are held on a national level. Parliamentary and other local elections are held in each grassroots area where the prevalence of minority votes is minimal and negligible. The UNP’s performance among Sinhalese-Buddhist vote-bloc is abysmal. The UNP-content of the rural vote seems not to exceed 25%-30%. That is simply not sufficient to win parliamentary elections. Why not institute a separate Ministry for Rural Development with substantial appropriations and hand that Ministry to a young Minister with a set of civil servants who possess an unblemished record and reputation? The alarming genre of the civil service under the Rajapaksas deserves special attention. The culture of corruption and nepotism has swallowed our society head, body and foot. That culture has been embraced by our civil service and the rural folks have come to terms with it. As a result, each and every politician and civil servant has been tarred with the same brush. Honesty and financial integrity have become obsolete and those who are being served by the government servants have accepted granting santosam or bribes as a norm. There is no alternative to this culture other than a radical approach that could be adopted and make the rural men and women shed their fear of politicians by an efficient and honest group of politicians and civil servants.

It may well be a tall order to expect our politicians and government servants to hold on to such lofty ideals, but there is no alternative. The only alternative is Rajapaksian culture of corruption. It is utterly futile and meaningless to present another set of corrupt set of politicos as an alternative. The Rajapaksas cannot be outdone in the field of corruption, fear-mongering and authoritarianism. The alternative must seem as a radical substitute; a departure from what was. Is the current UNP capable of confronting and be successful in handling such a heavy and arduous challenge?

This is the dual-dilemma confronting the coalition. Maithripala Sirisena has to come to terms with the reality of the SLFP being out of his grip and Ranil Wickremesinghe is facing a draining of votes from the UNP. If neither is ready for a radical change, they are both committing political hara-kiri. They must realize that the way they had been going has not produced favorable results. Leaders who are ready for radical changes have always been successful while those who don’t, have dug their own graves. Ranil and Maithri must choose the former.

The writer can be contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com   

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    Whatever you say I partially agree but ….there are some differences between local; general and presidential elections…
    The local government voting is divided and determined by many local factors..
    So; local convention and needed are inter-connect to locals government elections ..villages people vote for local elections to meet some of their basic needs …it not not always reflect political ideology of PM or presidents or any parties sometime…
    They may not like that party of local people who stand for election by they are voting for them to meet needs..
    In my village traditional SLFP people voted for UNP candidates.. and same likewise …otherway round ….
    It does not reflect the true nature of support any party in any elections..
    It would be wrong to come to conclusion that vote banks swing to any party

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    It’s in God’s hands. Ranil is mainly a Christian like his Father. He will be anointed by the people as President in 2020 because God wants him to be President. God made Rosy the Mayor. You need to renounce the false gods and false prophets and accept Christ. Then your nation too can be prosperous like the great Christian nations. South Korea was mostly buddhist. It was backward and destitute. Then it became Christian and 30% saw the light of Jesus. Jesus rewarded S.Korea by making it prosperous. Almost all leaders and business leaders have accepted Jesus. Renounce evil beheading religion and ones with statues. Then you will see peace and prosperity. AOG is the path too. Eran knows it and Eran can be the guiding light for us all. All the prosperity in USA is with Christian Evangelicals.

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      Dear Born Again,

      With all due respect to you we need to leave out religion in our discussion. It is a private affair, best left for each individual to sort out. This country has been torn asunder NOT by Buddhism but by its complete and comprehensive wrong interpretation.

      Buddhism was / is for the intelligent. Buddha was the greatest scientist ever to breathe fresh air. His followers sadly, tried to make his teachings a religion, and were willing to even kill to ‘protect’ it.

      The country needs wise men willing to be unpopular if need be. Populist politicians have no place in modern Sri Lanka. Sirisena once he finds his backbone, might want to remind himself of that.

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      Don’t you think that you are preaching to the wrong congregation. Seek help!

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      BornAgain, the crossbred, some sperm make real sense to the world by wiping it on sarongs or tissues. Your father didn’t want to help the world..

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      BornAgain, no doubt you are a brainwashed fool but some of your assertions are untrue. Now remember that God does not like liars. South Korea is NOT Christian. Look up the figures on Google. It is only 27% Christian, the vast majority follow Mahayana Buddhism or have no religion. The reason the nation is prosperous is because it has efficient leaders and the people work very hard.

      The Philipines is Christian buy it is poor. Columbia is Christian, Guatamala is Christian…..etc

      No doubt these words will fall on deaf ears as you are brainwashed. Don’t think that you can use CT to spread your mental illness to others. You are lying, and the end does not justify the means you use.

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      BornAgain

      You will have to die first to be born again.
      Who killed you?
      Is he still alive?
      Is he looking for one off job?

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      Dear Born Again,
      Christianity has very little to do with South Korean prosperity. Remember there was something called the Korean War? Yes, and there were lots of US troops who wanted a little female entertainment after defending democracy. That’s where it all started, and of course the US had to prop up their ally.
      Same with Thailand, a Theravada backwater (still no Christians) until skirt-chasing US troops from Vietnam came in the 60’s. Now the have a REAL Volkswagen factory!
      Perhaps the key to our own prosperity is to let our ladies shed all their Victorian inhibitions and go back to the Sigiriya era. Start a war with China and get US help.

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        oldcodger,…..how pregnant your ideas are.

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          Ramona,
          Can’t our ladies be at least as uninhibited as they are when they go to Dubai? Pregnancy is to be discouraged.

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            No, I mean pregnant with global and diplomatic possibilities……

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      Born Again & Dead Again – Why do have to bring religion in this discussion?

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      This funny BornAgain guy reminds me of my favorite childhood teledrama, “Hath Pana”, (The Seven Lives of Cumarathunga Munidasa) on Rupavahini channel those days…

      “Mang malaa…mang malaaaa…” ha..ha… thanks bro, BornAgain.

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    There is no hope for SL. All politicians big or small are now corrupt. There is a culture of corruption in the entire fabric of society in SL. I quote “The exuberance of democracy leads to undisciplined and disorderly conditions which are inimical to development.” Lee Kuan Yew

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      Vishwamithra:-
      “The vastly liberal mindset of Bandaranaike (SWRD) has been set aside for narrow populist nationalism and rejection of minority rights and their legitimate grievances.”

      I was under the Impression that it was SWRD who started the Rot of ‘Populist Nationalism’ and ‘Rejection of Minority Rights’ with His Introduction of the ‘Sinhala Only’ Policy!

      You must be in La La Land, Dreaming about the ‘Vastly Liberal Mindset of Bandaranaike’!!!

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    When a man is not an economist but talks and acts like one , there is something wrong, a psychiatrist is needed here.

    He wrote a book on Buddhism, not economics-but he is not even a good Buddhist !

    That a organization allowed such a man to become its leader and persists with him for 30 years regardless of repeated disasters shows what kind of people are in that organization.

    They are all perverted by Ranil.Even to reform, they need Ranil- the cause of wanting the reforms . That is like taking medicine for a disease but keeping the germ with you.

    That is Ranil and the UNP. They are all perverted by Ranil. Even Australians like Jayasinghe have become funny daddies.Maybe he was born funny.

    There are more important things to worry about Ranil- What will you do at this years Big Match ?

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    democracy in uk parliamentary style was never suitable for sri lanka
    we have to think of an alternate style of democracy as this style inevitably leads to corruption whether in the west or the east
    america is a good example
    we seem to be happier with authoritarian rulers and that is how the asian tigers went past us in development and we went from first to last

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    In some countries NGOS are banned. What I heard, Sri lanka used UNHCR to roam around the world, to hide the problems in Sri lanka, and MOST probably to engage in corruptions too. I think firing of Dayan Jayathilake also would be that: now the task is finished, so let me handle it. the other side is Tamils lost money on that without any results what happened with the throat cutting gesture is also another JOKE.

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    One problem that was forgotten in the last election and which made the result cataclysmic is “Why the national Unity government was formed?” The main purpose is not to bring rice from moon; nor to weed out the corruption. But to eliminate the past SLFP-UNP duos’ fight and bring in a constitutional change and resolve the minority problems. Usually, instead of the ruling party concentrate on political issues, the opposition party pushes it on the racial extremism. So the ruling parties, voluntarily or involuntarily go ahead to do the minority bashing, instead of developments. This coalition was put together to address this problem. Yahapalanaya had successfully convinced the West that the Tamils problem was the main two parties were not being able to meet at one point on the minority issues. But, one it came into existence, the coalition took different route. Even without one opposition pressing to do it, coalition voluntarily engaged in protecting anti-minority gangs in an unprecedented level. It did not simply say “No leader, No Commander, No Soldier will be prosecuted”, an anti-Tamil rhetoric, but it refused to bring even the Aluthgama culprits, the Kandy Ayatollah rumps. So these Ayatollah rumps went to spread their hates in Jaffna, Vavuniya, Batticaloa, and Gintota, Dehiwala (Rohingya refugees)….. These actions defeated the purpose of forming a coalition to work against minority bashing. In fact this is the action encouraged the Joint Comedy Club get confident to stand on the election on minority bashing. One time, in this country Sirimavo won the election by bringing rice from moon. But Slap Party won the election asking “Want a divided country or unitary country”. There was some truth in that Ranil encouraged the formation of Joint Comedy Club to make managing SLFP easier by diving it. But it was not Ranil provided the idea to the divided dissidents to run on Minority Bashing.

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    That argument’s weakness is as Ranil was the chief architect of the union, so he cannot have had a hidden agenda of running on minority hounding, though he preferred not a full, cohesive union, but a divided SLFP so it can be easily manageable.

    Because the purpose of the union formation was beaten by the union itself, everything started to slip down on the pole, from the very beginning. This brought the election failure. The racism fed into the union by the uneasy coalition is making India to be seen as Tamils’ army, though India played major role in defeating true Tamils’ army. So the coalition resisted all the pressure to agree for the ETCA. Instead of ETCA the coalition preferred to additionally borrow from China and invest on more white elephants projects and mega polis projects. By ETCA a competitive market economy might be flourishing by now, from the time ETCA proposed. If the ETCA was in place, rural population would not have faced the shortage from gasoline to rice to Chilies this much. (The nauseating, repugnant behavior of Lankaweyans is they kept begging for one sided GSP+ from EU and America, while condemning those countries as imperialist, but dodged India on ETCA when it was two sided, though still in favorable for Lankawe. While laughing at the weakness of Indian Economy, on the other side, practically Ranil has been demanding from Mr. Modi for Indian GSP+ too). The coalition kept the Sharks (Rural population) in the closed aquarium purposely hungry hoping at a good opportunity to push in their enemy into that. But accidently it was they who fell into tank it and the sharks feasted on them.

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    There is category of Sinhala Buddhist they vote only for opposition. By maintaining an amiable, cohesive coalition and by suppressing the criminal faction of the Old Royals, Yahapalanaya could have set a record of making the Opposition voting Sinhala Buddhist to vote for the coalition. By it’s in built Modaya nature Coalition has killed itself. If this coalition continues, carrying out day to day business in cabinet going to be climbing the slippery pole. Obtaining 2/3 in parliament is not going to be possible.

    The Coalition legacy has turned into “Pillayar Pidikka Kurankai Mudinthathu” (Newly made Kanapathy statue is looking like a monkey). The official Opposition is within the coalition. Coalition has it is inbuilt Opposition. And then, there is the Joint Opposition. Practically this is ending up the government is run by the will of the Opposition. Then there is no surprise the voters ended up not voting for government, but to the Opposition, who is running the government. This is why Yahapalanaya lost in South and TNA dwindle in North.

    “Oor Irendu Pattaal Kooththadikku Kondattam”. (The split in the village is beneficial for opportunists) The uneasy coalition has ended up promoting its real enemies on the demise of the coalition. The Opposition criminals escaped out of all crime they committed, though prosecuting them was one of the election promises of the Yahapalanaya. Opposition successfully wedged into Yahapalanaya and stalled all governmental function. Opposition forced the government to go on its path, not on the expected government’s path. Right wing government has practically lost all its Western allies, but has surrendered to Russia and China. The Opposition has successfully got sued the one and only Tamils associated corruption, but government was not able to push through even one small case against opposition out of 100 and 100 corruption cases.

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    It is not too late.

    1- RW can stay as PM but hand-over leadership of the UNP to a younger balanced (race, religion, gender, etc) group. RW can remain as a mentor to the younger group. I’ll happily join myself.

    2- Stay away from CBK, Wickaramabahu, Purawesi Balaya and similar element since these elements are seen as anti-Sinhala Buddhist and you do not want to lose more of Sinhala Buddhist vote.

    3- Keep Rajitha as the Health minister but remove him as the media spokesperson because he constantly loses his cool and he as an acidic tongue. Get more cool headed people at as spokespersons.

    4- Shift corruption focus on to MR and and inform people about actual details instead of just shouting “Mahinda Hora”. Show us the money trail. Show us the accounts and how much was stolen. I am not talking about inferences, speculations but hard facts and whether it is possible to recocover them.

    5- Constitution reforms. More than 3-years have past and not an iota of details on proposed reforms especially power-sharing. Ultimate solution will be a compramise that won’t satisfy everyone but thats life. Ideally each province should have their own Appeals and superior courts and the national Appeals and Supreme court would interefere only in extreme constitutional cases like in the US. Each province can nominate a judge to the Supreme court of SL. Each province should have its police, bribery, HR commissions under the umbrella of the national level commisions. Each province should have its own independent crime labs etc, and here is so much you can do.

    6- Last but not lease, what happened to all the war-crimes and missing persons probes? There are tens of thousand missing people and their loved ones at least deserve to know what happen.

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    God is LOVE and full of mercy and forgiveness and wants all humans to come to a saving knowledge of the person of truth through the word of truth. That opens up the portals of the spirit realm so blessings can be poured out, but have to war against the evil one who is waiting to block and rob for himself. The unseen angelic hosts will fight for us as we belong to God and the land will get healed and prosper when we follow the paths of righteousness and justice of the rule and reign of the Provider.

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      Believer can you please send our thanks to the Provider for providing us with Stalin, Hitler, VP, Mao, Cancer and AIDS. Also please thank Him for not lifting a finger to help his followers among the child prostitutes of the Philipines, Columbia, Mexico, Brazil etc. While you are at it, ask Him why his is deaf to the cries of Syrian children and the Christian women kidnapped by Boko Haram.

      I await his explanation.

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    As an anti Sinhala, anti Lankan and pro LTTE western appeasing party UNP should go down to the dustbin of history

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      sachooooooooooooo

      Brilliant, I don’t think any other intellectuals could have said this. Will you be there at the bottom to catch the party?

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        Or will you Sach, be at the party to catch the bottom?

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        Sampandan’s gost would be there

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    The matter of principle of theory of development capitalism which UNP is party carry forwarded ongoing political roadmap not that by NEONATE set of policies are originated that by current UNP leadership of Ranil Wickramsinghe? It is old set of moribund politics of UNP-JRJ that so-called
    Neo-Liberalism and outdated orthodoxies of Neo-colonialism being start since 1977 its says wording of “Open Economy” !
    UNP had chance for “Open Economy ” at that time previous under the SLFP mode of capitalism was different path and model from 1970 to 77.
    By and large that SLFP was politically terrorist by JVP wing of rebellions, who took arms into Politics of Gun-rule against state of Ceylon in 1971 April 5th. Result of that Economy was disrupted by rule of gun politics…of JVP.
    The time of Soviet Union has mass of influences most de-colonization nations in world-wide of state oriented economy; which path of developing economy was popular among developing national.
    Such an economy was base of simple commodity production into large scale capitalism step by step state initiated . It has results ,not at overnight, it take long years to comes for results of developments .

    While 1977 that UNP-JRJ shifted to “open economy model” by destroying all our nation industries and rural and commercial agricultures as well as small industries during period of that UNP era of 1977 to 1994.
    An “Open economy ” has certain results of market economy Island but by in full of goods are imported for the consumerism . The scarcities of foods has disappear from the local market ,but local agriculture and industries has been totally destroy by an “open economy” of neo-liberalism has penetrated into every cells of economy by undermining sustainability of Capitalism…… Sri lanka!
    The wrong policies has not yet address or and correct by current UNP leadership?…its remain in last 40 odd years?

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      Ranjith Gunawaradana

      “Neo-Liberalism and outdated orthodoxies of Neo-colonialism being start since 1977 its says wording of “Open Economy” !”

      What is Neo-Liberalism?
      What is Neo-colonialism?
      What is an Open Economy?

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      Is ‘GUNAWARADANA’ your real name or a mispelling?
      Guna Waradana means…. ?

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    If Ranil can become Socialistic-Capitalist, and forget about all things like skyscrapers, songs of Chicago and movies like HER, and the Zeitgeist movement where wealth is socialized for the 1% & where robots will cater to them (all on the blood, sweat and tears of the masses), then there could be a possibility that he’ll make a very good PM specially tailor-made for our ancient land. He can do better than Rajapaksa, if he puts his mind to it. Let’s give the fellow some encouragement……..become Socialist Ranil!

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    When talk about the time of Premadasa , many forget that UNP supporters were
    among those who lit fire crackers at the news of his assassination ! He even
    sent police to raid JRJ coconut land in Marawila , it was reported . Lalith resigned
    and Gamini was not given a portfolio which leads Lalith and Gamini to get out and
    challenge him . It is that episode which was started by Premadasa that continues
    to date within UNP and its leadership struggle with and after Ranil . People just
    can’t envisage a successor to Ranil mainly due to him not taking any initiative to
    reach there . So far , Sajith has displayed some readiness but it won’t be easy !
    Anybody can find a way to spend funds but the real task is to create avenues to earn
    money . Srilankans are increasingly becoming addicted to spending without earning,
    a very negative and dangerous trend that nobody wants to talk about but selfish
    politicians are trying to satisfy it by OFFERING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ON ELECTION
    PROMISES . Tabs for schools and Wi-Fi for lovers were such ridiculous promises of
    Ranil which people have thrown back at his face on the 10th Feb. How can he act like
    a great philanthropist while crying foul that we are a broke country ? It is his hypocrisy
    that is punishing him .In my life , I have seen tons of liars who can not stop lying
    because it is in their blood now ! Who expects Ranil to change ? Why waiting for Ranil to
    change and the others in the party not changing ? They are all for themselves , not for
    the country .

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    Attributed to C S Lewis ~ “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending”
    One must not forget the past when ‘starting where you are’. The ending must not be a different corner of square-one.
    .
    MS/RW missed a good chance after the parliamentary election of August 2015. Was it deliberate? Probably was.
    Now SLPP has come back wearing a language/religion-divide armour. MS/RW must penetrate the armour for the sake of their own survival.
    It is down to a home vs home game.

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    UNP has never done wrong no?
    Burning Jaffna Library
    Pogrom of July 1983.
    Rigged Referendums
    Attacks on Supreme Court Judges houses
    Extending parliamentary life
    Batalanda
    So many many massive sins. How about the deaths of over 70,000 SINHALA youth in the guise of fighting DJV terrorists?

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    comment by Native Vedda
    All three-in-one has mention that Old imperialist political-economic-social order led by USA, UK, EU and JAPAN which that produce an Industrialization of the North and De-Industrialization of South.
    Well, place of Neo-Liberalism nexus to Neo-Colonial that capitalism of” Open Economy of UNP” by JRJ -1977 by base of strategy of depended Economy in underdeveloped capitalism?…. In Sri Lankan since 1977!
    In fact needless to say that NEW GLOBLIZATION has TURNED THIS SITUATION OF ITS HEAD.
    Indeed New Globalization is familiar with a sharp reversal of fortunes when it comes to MANUFACTURING. This simple truth of Neo-Liberalism?

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    Mahinda at the LG platforms did say with strong confidence that this election
    is a referendum on the government and the UNP asked the people to vote for
    them to form a UNP government , hinting at the same thing as Mhinda said .
    And My THREE wanted the same ! Now go for it ! Nothing less . Remember ,
    people know you all are playing games with them and one day they going to
    wipe you all out without trace ! That is the signal you have got in this election .
    Your circus must stop now , right now .

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    A Recipe For Resurrection … Oh nooooooooooooo.
    Its like stirring the porridge pot in the opposite direction.
    Pot and the Porridge remains the same.

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