By Kumar David –
What motivates this short note is the Colombo Telegraph report yesterday that Sirisena has activated “Plan B”. That is his meeting with Rajiva Senaratne and John Amatratunga proposing a UNP-SLFP (what about the SLPP?) so-called national government, excluding Ranil Wickremesinghe but including as many UNP traitors as Rajitha and John could drag in. Without Mahinda Rajapaksa where is the money going to come from to buy over a large number of parliamentarians? Who will come only for a cabinet job in the dying days of parliament and face ruthless public opprobrium? Big money has been paid to ALL who crossed-over early, don’t think Amunugama and Fowzie because they come from the monied class are above suspicion. The richer the greedier they say?
Is it not likely that Sirisena is probing Plan-B because Plan-A is not going well? No one can predict for sure whether Mahinda Rajapaksa can get 113 votes. The hatred and contempt in which his bribe-taking Cabinet, if it survives a vote of confidence, will be held by the public is gigantic. The filthiest gutter cases like TNA cross-overs will be lynched when the full swell of public anger explodes. Worst of all this exercise will ruin Mahinda Rajapaksa’s chances at the next elections. It seemed that he was gaining ground after the 10 February victory; now that is in tatters. I am optimistic that this conspiracy cum political coup will end in a setback for predator-MR and guttersnipe-Sirisena. And I mean this this will be the case in a matter of months even if MR gets 113 bandits to vote for him,
What about Rajitha and John? Did they consult their party, go with a mandate to meet Sirisena and find out what the guttersnipe was up to, and come back and report to their party? In that case it’s a UNP information seeking tactical move. That’s ok. Or have they followed Sirisena’s example and sunk into the moral gutter typical of recent Sri Lankan politics?
The bottom line is that it is imperative to impeach Sirisena. He seems to have undercut MR a second time, Ranil once, and the country all the time.