By Grusha Andrews –
The second is the whining, crawling, ladder climbing, plank balancing, snotty nosed, wailing, ranting and raving pet lap dog of Kili Maharaja, aka, Sajith Premadasa. Sajith is the last minute token candidate of the UNP launched via the United National Front (UNF). He is the half-hearted Step-Nominee of the UNP. He is not the Blue-Eyed Boy of Ranil, the way Gota is. He never will be. Ranil did everything in his power to stop Sajith from grabbing the presidential nomination. But for Gotabaya, Ranil violated the law of the land, issued an illegal passport and a National Identity Card to create the illusion of renouncement of Gotabaya’s USA citizenship. If not for Ranil and Vajira Abeywardena, there will be no Gotabaya candidacy.
For all intents and purposes Gotabaya is the preferred, supported, protected dream candidate of the UNP hierarchy. I don’t understand what all this” killer-killer -wolf-wolf” rhetoric of the UNP is all about.
The UNP now wants us to vote for Sajith Premadasa so that the candidate they created out of nothing- without even a Sri Lankan citizenship – can be defeated?
What strange logic!
Or do they think that we are some kind of special stupid?
UNP’s Favourite Candidate: Gotabaya Rajapaksa
For good four and a half years Ranil, Sagala, Maithripala Sirisena and the entire gang of rascals of this bastardized government protected all the Rajapaksas. Gotabaya was free to travel back and forth and even showed the pinnacle of rascal hood by paying back the money he swindled from the government to build the graves of his parents in millions. As Ahimsa Wickremetunge’s passionate and heartbreaking accounts would time and again reveal, Gotabaya was instrumental in the murder plot of Lasantha Wickrematunge. The first thing that happened during the constitutional crisis of October 26th 2018 was that the chief investigator of the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge, Nishantha Silva was transferred out of his investigation unit.
This shows how important the cover-up of the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge is for Gotabaya and the rest of the Rajapaksas.
Ranil protected that Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Ranil abused the power of his office to an issue illegal Sri Lankan passport and an NIC to that Gotabaya Rajapaksa so that Gotabaya may circumvent the USA citizenship issue and put wool over the eyes of the election law of the land.
Ranil protected that Gotabaya with a passion as pledged by him to Mahinda Rajapaksa when he met him in the early hours of January 8th to negotiate a “peaceful transition of power”.
Ranil lost no time in forgetting his pact with the people who voted him in. But he never forgot his pact with his favourite political buddies –Mahinda and Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Few weeks after he was ousted illegally from premiership in October 2018, Ranil was seen eating, drinking and celebrating like a proper, darling, favourite uncle at Rohitha Rajapaksa’s wedding at Weeraketiya.
Politics after all, is their job, not life.
The current political life of Ranil is very much dedicated to protecting, petting and ensuring the political success of the Rajapaksas.
In his day job called politics, sometimes Ranil runs in to frictions with the Rajapaksas. But that does not interfere with his life- which is a life of love and loyalty to the Rajapaksas.
Way before Ranil thought about a UNP presidential candidate for the UNF from the UNP, he was busy ensuring that his favourite candidate Gotabaya was all set to secure the Pohottuwa candidacy by erasing citizenship obstacles.
So, essentially Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the primary candidate of the UNP government, well crafted, well protected, well connived, in violation of the law.
UNP’s Judas Candidate: Sajith Premadasa
If there was one man that Ranil wanted to politically annihilate, it is Sajith Premadasa. Sajith Premadasa, as I have elaborated time and again, is a political con-artist, not worth the energy I spend typing in these words. He is a liar who has consistently fabricated stories about his educational qualifications going as far to say that he could not graduate from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) because he became an adult case of Measles. This lie was conclusively exposed when cross matched with the British Government data on adult Measles cases for the relevant year (data source: Public Health England PHE).
Starting from the lies about his GCE O/L results, down to his infamous Aegrotat “Degree” from LSE, to his lies about an “internship” at Maryland University, USA (internship for what I ask you?) Sajith is a liar all the way.
Sajith’s main pathology is not Measles.
Sajith’s main pathology is that he is a pathological liar.
For the last 25 years, Sajith Premadasa has not appeared in any substantial campaign effort of the UNP in any crucial election. He has run to Hambantota, holding house meetings where he would whine and whine against the party leadership.
Sajith is one of the main reasons for the utter disenchantment of the UNPers with their party in the rural areas. He actively discredited the UNP, going house to house, snotty nosed and practically weeping, pleading his case, instilling hatred on the UNP whilst the others were fighting for UNP victory.
Ranil may be right in not wanting to offer the presidential nomination to the Judas of the Grand Old Party.
UNP’s Indirect Vote Collector: Jayampathy Wickramaratne
The closest reason for this article was the latest appeal made by (comrade?) Jayampathy Wickramaratne upon his few member outfit leaving the UNF to support the only seemingly credible presidential candidate this election, Anura Kumara Dissanayake of the National Peoples’ Power (NPP). Jayampathy Wickramaratne, after his shenanigans with the UNF government, including selling his duty free vehicle permit, and watching the absolute rape of transparency and democracy seems to have his “eeya” moment in politics to stand with the government. This is the very bond scammers he had no disgust to stand with few months ago. So in a face saving move, Wickramaratne is trying to absolve his association with corruption by slowly changing camps.
But the cat is out of the bag.
Upon changing allegiance, Wickramaratne has made an open appeal to cast the first vote to Anura Kumara Dissanayake and then cast the second optional vote to “the strongest candidate who can prevent a Rajapksa comeback”.
Considering the political reality on ground that strongest candidate who can ‘prevent a Rajapaksa comeback’ is the UNF candidate Sajith Premadasa.
So Jayampathy Wickramaratne who claims to support Anura Kumara Dissanayake wants to collect indirect back up votes for Sajith just in case Sajith cannot make it?
Who is Jayampathy Wickramaratne? Sajith’s political nanny, existing to make sure the bonny baby is well taken care of? Has Wickramaratne made this statement just to make sure that the nominee of the very party that protected the Rajapaksas for four and a half years protects us from a Rajapaksa comeback?
What kind of screwed up logic is that?
Jayampathy Wickramaratne is trying to save us from a Rajapaksa comeback by encouraging us to cast our second vote for the nominee of the party that issued an illegal Sri Lankan passport and illegal NIC so that Gotabaya Rajapaksa can declare his candidacy?
What kind of a nincompoop is this guy Wickramaratne?
Or does Jayampathy Wickramaratne think that we, the citizens of Sri Lanka are nincompoops too?
If Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the only honest and credible candidate who can stand his ground on the issues of honesty and integrity wants to see the light of the day he should be careful of these so-called comrades who feel “eeya” to stand openly with the UNP but are actually on board to collect some indirect votes for Sajith Premadasa. Empty politicians like Wickramaratne who belong in the rubbish bin of history need to know that we, the people of this country fully understand the dangerous political games that they are playing.
The two front runners of the presidential race are both essentially UNP. One a party member, the other, practically the political blood brother of Ranil. However, the latter and the stronger of the two, Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the real candidate of the UNP. A Rajapksa victory would spell another five years of a united UNP, SLPP corrupt regime where they protect each other.
The only credible candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake just lost a big part of his credibility with the backstabber Jayampathy Wickramaratne who just got on board to collect indirect votes for Sajith Premadasa.
Save yourself, Anura. Or did Anura ask Jayampathy Wickramaratne to say that?
Who is working for whom?
The next 50 days will reveal the truth.