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If Sajith Cannot Stand Up To Ranil, How Can He Take On Rajapaksa Juggernaut?

By Amrit Muttukumaru

Amrit Muttukumaru

Sajith Premadasa and his team must be congratulated for the impressive performance of the  Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) under challenging circumstances at the recently concluded 2020 General Election. The SJB has become the leading opposition party within 6 months of its founding in February this year and its leader Premadasa is opposition leader.

Premadasa was compelled to form the SJB in a hurry due to the scheming of Ranil Wickremesinghe to continue as UNP leader virtually for life. This was despite the party under him losing a record number of nationwide elections and exasperated members leaving in droves. It is widely perceived that his inability to have nationwide appeal is mainly due to flawed personality traits.

Wickremesinghe has clung on to the UNP leadership by tinkering with the already authoritarian constitution of the UNP. He has virtually single handedly not only almost destroyed the UNP but worse again through scheming has prevented the formation of a strong opposition. These abominable facts are so ingrained in the psyche of most Sri Lankans – particularly UNPers, that they do not need any elaboration.

Wickremesinghe suffered a crushing electoral defeat at the recently concluded 2020 General Election in the normally safe Colombo District particularly for a UNP leader. This was long overdue and will be welcomed by most UNPers. His 500,566 preference votes in the Colombo District in 2015 and the total UNP vote in the entire country in 2020 being a mere 249,435 tells its own story.

The ignominy suffered by the UNP in 2020 does not need any elaboration, except to flag that for the first time in its 74 year history it has failed to obtain even one elected seat in Parliament. On the eve of the general election this writer observed in his CT article Media led by WNL out to salvage UNP from SJB fallout “what is now left of the UNP, does not have a snowball’s chance in hell to even send 8 members to a 225 member parliament.” This view was obviously too optimistic!

In the run-up the 2020 General Election, discerning persons could not have missed the strange phenomenon of leading print media companies and TV channels known to be partial to the SLPP, giving front page/top billing to Ranil Wickremesinghe and treating the UNP which was clearly on its way out as the leading opposition party. They did so while ignoring or  downplaying the SJB and its leader Sajith Premadasa. An exception was a popular TV network with its own baggage of controversy supportive of Premadasa.  

WNL’s bias against SJB 

The most intriguing bias against Premadasa and the SJB, tantamount to supporting the Rajapaksa led SLPP, is from a least expected source – Wijeya Newspapers Limited. WNL is by far the dominant player in the print media scene of this country with its stable of Sinhala and English language newspapers.

Its chairman and virtual owner,Ranjit Wijewardene is from a dyed-in-the-wool UNP heritage. Amongst other connections, he is the first cousin of the country’s first Executive President, J. R. Jayewardene and his wife Ranjani is a granddaughter of the co-founder of the UNP and the country’s first Prime Minister D.S.Senanayake. She is also the niece of another Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake. Ranil Wickremesinghe is a nephew on the paternal side. 

WNL bias against Premadasa and the SJB is most likely to protect the political future in the UNP of Wijewardene’s laid-back son Ruwan. He was catapulted to national politics virtually from obscurity by first cousin Ranil Wickremesinghe. This is similar to the favour done by J. R. Jayewardene to his nephew Wickremesinghe in 1977. The country has paid dearly for this in the case of Wickremesinghe and is probably well on the way to a similar fate if speculation of Ruwan Wijewardene ultimately succeeding Wickremesinghe as UNP leader are true. Wickremesinghe has already positioned Ruwan as UNP Deputy General Secretary. 

Probably not a day went by in the run-up to the recently concluded general election, where prominence was not given to Ruwan often in the front page of the ‘Daily Mirror’ with his picture to boot, even to some of his innocuous utterances. Examples of this are:

Sajith should have waited patiently till 2025: Ruwan (‘Daily Mirror’10 July 2020) 

UNP is not centred on families unlike other parties: Ruwan  (‘Daily Mirror’ 10 July 2020 – link not available)

’Daily Mirror’ also ran almost full page promotional ads for him. I understand similar items were found in WNL Sinhala publications. All this has not helped him in the Gampaha District. 

WNL Duplicity?

It is probably due to the dominant position of WNL in the media scene that media outlets ignore Ruwan Wijewardene’s share of responsibility for the Easter Sunday carnage when he functioned as State Minister of Defence. 

It is in this spirit that the mainstream media particularly WNL in reporting the results of the 2020 general election, have either ignored or downplayed the failure of Ruwan Wijewardene to prevail in the Gampaha District despite the unprecedented media support for him mainly in WNL publications.

For example, the widely read ‘Sunday Times’ editorial page political column of 9 August 2020, while naming a host of persons including “Lakshman Seneviratne and Ravi Samaraweera (Badulla district) and Vijayakala Maheswaran (Jaffna district)” as “major UNP losses” has glaringly kept out the name of UNP Deputy General Secretary Ruwan Wijewardene despite his rich UNP heritage! 

Will WNL clarify why the name of UNP Deputy General Secretary, Ruwan Wijewardene is not included among the “major UNP losses” at the recently concluded General Election in its ‘Sunday Times’ editorial page political column of 9 August 2020?

Now that the dust has settled on the results of the general election, WNL is back to propping up its favourite son Ruwan Wijewardene mostly in its front pages with his picture. Examples include:

(1) I am willing to lead UNP if party members want me to- Ruwan  (‘Daily Mirror’ of 11 August 2020)

(2) Broad restructuring process needed under new leader (‘Daily Mirror’ 14 Aug 2020)

(3) UNP calls for unanimous decision on leadership (‘Daily FT’ 14 August 2020)

Nothing exemplifies better the sickening bias of WNL against the SJB than the cartoon given below in Sri Lanka’s only stand alone business journal ‘Daily FT’ 6 July 2020

‘The Island’ not to be outdone (made a mountain out of a molehill) in its front page lead story on 19 June 2020 captioned:

Polls monitors wonder if SJB candidates are quitting according to a plan

Will Ranil ever quit?

We are now regaled with the news of Wickremesinghe’s expression of “intention to quit” as UNP leader. We have heard of this ‘intention’ many times over the years as a ‘time buying’ exercise. By the looks of it, from the names bandied around, it would appear that Wickremesinghe will be around ‘calling the shots’ for sometime more! Although Ruwan Wijewardene does not figure in the list of possible successors, this must not fool anyone. Ruwan’s I am willing to lead UNP if party members want me to- Ruwan  (‘Daily Mirror’ of 11 August 2020) should put this matter to rest.

The latest in this saga is the Wickremesinghe packed UNP working committee keen on party being led by a younger member (‘Daily Mirror’ 15 August 2020). This is obviously another time buying exercise for Wickremesinghe to continue as UNP leader and presumably pass the baton to his laid back and ineffective first cousin Ruwan Wijewardene. This will admirably suit the ruling dispensation and the influential media backing them. WNL is marching to the beat of the same drum in the mistaken notion there is a viable national political future for its owner’s son.  In whichever way the cookie crumbles, it will serve the Wijewardene commercial interest very well. From among the names bandied around, Ruwan at 45 years is the youngest!

UNP Brand Value

In the political world of this country, the name UNP and its ‘Elephant’ symbol still have huge brand recognition and value. Admittedly emotional attachment and respect has taken a beating under Wickremesinghe’s disastrous leadership and management. These aspects are still not dead and could be retrieved and nurtured to blossom under an appropriate leadership. It is not certain whether Sajith Premadasa is the messiah for the UNP. Nevertheless, the reality is that at present he is the best bet for this purpose and is miles ahead of the electorally toxic Wickremesinghe.

The fact of the matter is that it was under the aegis of the UNP that the country obtained independence in 1948. Although not without glaring blemish, it has a rich history of service to the country. In as much as Wickremesinghe has virtually singlehandedly almost destroyed the UNP, a good leader could retrieve the position for the benefit of the democratic governance of this country.

Premadasa must takeover UNP

The ignominy suffered by the UNP in 2020 does not need any elaboration, except to flag that for the first time in its 74 year history it has failed to obtain even one elected seat in Parliament. 

It was a bold move by Premadasa and his breakaway team of UNPers to leave the UNP and form the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB). It was necessitated by the intransigence of the electorally toxic Wickremesinghe to cling onto the leadership of the UNP virtually by force. An already authoritarian UNP constitution was made worse by his packing further nominees to the powerful working committee.

Given the fact that the SJB was constituted just 6 months ago, it has fared very well at the just concluded General Election. Obtaining 47 elected seats and 7 national list seats and being the leading opposition party with SJB leader Premadasa being opposition leader is no mean achievement.

The UNP is today less than a shadow of its former self and those left behind after the electoral heavyweights joined SJB are electorally insignificant. The UNP is now virtually on its knees and ripe for the picking by Premadasa and his SJB.  Wickremesinghe is hanging on by virtue of (i) the working committee consisting of persons politically irrelevant with nowhere to go (ii) media help from WNL through Ruwan’s influential father (iii) some help from the ruling dispensation.  

Conclusion

It is crucial for the democratic governance of this country for the UNP to be saved from the clutches of Wickremesinghe and his cohorts. Even the emotional connections some people have to the UNP is translated into votes. Although the SJB and its ‘Telephone’ symbol had a good first outing at the general election, it cannot be compared with the brand value and emotional connection many people have with the UNP and its ‘Elephant’ symbol.

If  Sajith Premadasa and his SJB cannot stand up to a virtual political cipher such as Ranil Wickremesinghe and his hangers-on and motivate the majority of the UNP working committee to get away from his electorally toxic influence, how can one expect Premadasa and his SJB to stand up to the Rajapaksa juggernaut?

If WNL wants to maintain any credibility, it must clarify why the name of UNP Deputy General Secretary, Ruwan Wijewardene was not included among the “major UNP losses” in its ‘Sunday Times’ editorial page political column of 9 August 2020? Is it not duplicitous for WNL which did not consider Ruwan’s Electoral defeat in the Gampaha District a “major UNP loss”, to now project him as UNP spokesman?

“Mr. Wijewardene’s statement comes nearly 24 hours before the UNP working committee meets to decide on its future. “

Broad restructuring process needed under new leader (‘Daily Mirror’ 14 Aug 2020 Front Page)

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    SP had by November 019 won what were significant victories against RW.
    But he kept “standing up to RW” while the battle was supposedly with GR.
    SP does not know how to build on success or avoid antagonizing someone who was no more a threat.
    He had decided on a split and that gave RW the chance to take sweet revenge for the uncalled for public humiliation that SP’s cheerleaders were indulging in even after the Presidential Election.
    His threat to throw in the towel after his electoral defeat was a poor show.
    One is still not sure whose battles SP was fighting against RW.
    He seems to have a job putting his newly built house in order before taking on anybody.

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    Ranil wants to stay on and he blames the founder leader D.S.Senanayke’s motto for the election debacle!

    “Our founder leader late D. S. Senanayake said the majority group should lead the nation though all the other ethnic groups should also enjoy equal rights. We should remove this point,” he said.

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/top_story/Will-hand-over-party-to-young-leader-after-PC-polls-Ranil/155-193931

    what a spineless brainless joker

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    SJ, you got it all wrong. RW was almost forced to nominate in Presidential election.(chances are SP would have divided then). It is not a secret how RW and his men worked against Sajith in that election. Yet SP tried his best to stay in UNP and use the brand name as Amrit mentioned. At one point he realized by staying in UNP he may end up using his resources fighting RW off than winning election and made a bold move in moving out. Chances are if he was under UNP ticket he would have got lesser seats than what he actually got now. MR knowing this will try to salvage UNP to counter Sajith. MR knew who the real opponent and went after SP calling names and making false accusations. Amrit, as long Ruwan is concerned Lanka is full of it (hypocrisy) It is all about family politics. What do you think SLPP is going to be. What was SLFP before MR. As long revival is concerned, there is no more UNP(SJB the new UNP) or SLFP.(SLPP) RW is not alone he has MS for company in destroying parties.

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      Yes, everybody but you gets it wrong.
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      What did I mean by “SP had by November 019 won what were significant victories against RW”
      I got only one thing wrong: It was not November 019 but November 2019.

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    I believe Rajapaksas unlike Sajith wanted to see the end of SLFP. They always wanted to take over the party including the brand name but after Chandrika,s unexpected move in getting MS elected,they realized the potential threat of the party it self. Unlike Sajith, they kept hanging on until the eleventh hour, in getting their own party organized, and then made the move. They also knew with MS as head their job will be much easier in getting it done. The whole joined opposition (during MS/RW) was a Rajapaksa drama buying time. I nstead of one of them they got GLP to leave and register SLPP as a new party , so that not to raise any suspicions. Basil was free and as usual working behind the scenes, organized and got financiers, while MR and Namal were sitting in the opposition pretending to be SLFP members. After forming SLPP, when the left over SLFP members tried returning they were either side lined or forced to join SLPP. This way it became almost like a transition than a divide. This is the difference in doing politics between a master crook like MR and an amateur Sajith. The day GLP registered SLPP as a new party, me a layman wrote this outcome here in CT.

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    Ranil leads the UNP and Sajith the SJB. Two separate parties. So why should Sajith stand up to Ranil?

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    Ranil W is a “Leader Crook”. Sajith is a “Leader Imbecile”. Neither is FIT to “LEAD” this country and take it out of the “MESS” that it has been made to fall. The other contenders, who have shown a willingness and “Promoted” for the “Leadership” of UNP too must realize that they all have been “Written Off” as bad debts by the people. Just look at the “Claims” made to fill the only seat in Parliament granted on the basis of proportional votes. The first claimant, as reported is John Amaratinga. Now the “suggestion” is for Ranil W to take it. That itself is a “Hilarious Drama”. Are these types of “Politicians” this country needs? I don’t think so. When are they going to GO?

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    Each person has his own strategy. Sajith realised that the UNP constitution gave unbridled power to Ranil – the immovable object. Even today the 17th Aug Ranil is still hanging on like a leech shamelessly having destroyed the party and humiliatingly being defeated in his Colombo stronghold and the country as well. Sajith knew he cannot dislodge Ranil and took a wise step in forming the SJB. That is called sagacity and the right political move in the circumstances. Fight but also know when to take a step back and come from another direction – for Sajith to get ahead he sidestepped the UNP. Bravo.

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    SJ, read your own comment. You said he kept standing up to RW, when RW was not even considering Sajith leadership after presidential election. You said Sajith does not know how to build up on success. Where as every opinion I read says in such a short time with against all odds and limited resources, no real campaigning, it was remarkable for Sajith to get this many seats in a MR land slide where none registered two digits. He decided on split and gave RW a chance for sweet revenge. In which world are you living ???It was other way about Sajith took revenge where RW not only lost every thing including his seat , which is a new low for “the pimp” , who has been politicking from 1977. Uncalled public humiliation ???I guess only you could see that. RW dosent even know the meaning of it. And it is RW who tried humiliating by suspending membership and threatened to block registering a new party. Throw in the towel ??? You call a person who walked out boldly and formed his own party and win seats (the only opponent who seems to have earned some respect) as surrendering. Who,s battle SP was fighting , it is other way about. RW and his people were working against SP, even after nominating him in last election.

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    SJ aka Mr. Know it all , read all the comments.

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    SJ, Mr. Know it all, I will like to remind two of your so called expert comments (there are many)which I vividly remember because I thought it was really funny. Once we were having a discussion on Venezuela and you were trying to defend “Chavez the crook” as a great leader, a pseudonym jumped in with a unusual name ,who you thought was actually a Venezuelan and was in all praise. Turns out it is our local dude who has never been to Venezuela writing , hear say just like you. SJ, did you actually think Venezuelans are, not just reading CT but writing comments ??? Recently when I questioned our Princeton Archaeologist who thought Covid was a fake story made up by U.S (I heard she is in self quarantine/ hiding), you came out advising me, not to divulge her personal infor. And in her very next article not only she presented her CV to us, stating how lucky she was to study in a Ivy Jewish establishment and then went on, to make ugly antisemitic comments. (what a hypocrite)

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      Have I said something that has hurt you badly?
      No apologies, as I express my views based on my observations and do not waste timer on personal abuse.
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      Your pathetic nickname calling knows no borders.

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        Sorry, typo: time not timer.

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    During 2015 elections MY3 MR.POLNARUWA HOPPER got elected after getting more voters from TAMILS AND MUSLIMS.MR.BEEN BUTTERFLY RANIL the educated ponnaya and MR.HOPPER the uneducated gamarala started fighting among them self as to see who control the government.These two idiots cheated the tamils more than muslims and MADE SAMPANTHAN AND SUMANTHIRAN looks like political ponnayas in the eyes of tamils.because of the inaction and infighting of this GAMARALA AND BUTTERFLY SUMANTHRAN became so unpopular among tamils and lost lot of votes in the last election.IF ANY BODY TRUST IN GOD OR IN KARMA THIS TWO MEN WILL GO TO HELL AFTER THEIR DEATH.IN THIS CONNECTION RJAPAKSAS ARE BETTER AS THEY ARE OPENLY WORKING TO ELIMINATE TAMILS AND MUSLIMS IN LANAKA WITHOUT PLYING HIDE AND SEEK GAME.

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    SJ, looks like I touched a raw nerve. It is you who nit pick and drop your sarcastic (or is it enlightening) replies, weeks after else where. I wrote about Rajapaksas destroying SLFP (with the help of MS) and starting their own party and eventually replacing SLFP all together. This I wrote soon after GLP initiated SLPP and Rajapaksas were still claiming them as SLFP members. Prior to presidential election knowing RW , I wrote most probably he will work against SP , not just to scapegoat but humiliate him. I also said Sajith is the new UNP. So stop nit picking and try writing your own opinion. Also I stand by what I said . “Your intentions are to put one against other , just like the Tamil politicians.” (you tried doing it between ,Mallai , Leela and me) I am well aware Sajith initiated his party this year, but had warned doing so prior to presidential election. I reiterate “you try to look smart at the expense of making others look fools”.

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      Have you?
      I would not have noticed amid all that silly name calling.
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      Pitting people against you? Don’t take yourself so seriously.

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        Paranoia refers to the perception or suspicion that others have hostile or aggressive motives in interacting with them (for example, “they are out to get me”), when in fact there is no reason for these suspicions. People experiencing paranoia believe that others are persecuting them and have delusional ideas about themselves as central figures in scenarios that in reality have little relevance to them.
        (https://www.medicinenet.com/paranoia/symptoms.htm)

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    SJ, is that so. I took Psychology as one of my major subjects. You claimed to know more about Covid and BCG than the doctors and experts here in CT. I remember you trying to lecture Dr. GS. You even almost agreed with the Princeton Archaeologist that Covid is just a “fake news/scare” created by the U.S. Now you are try the same with me and yet wonder why I called you as aka Mr. Know it All. Practicing Medicine for this many years, I sure know what is paranoia and the difference between Paranoia and a “trouble maker”.(didnt Mallai question you the same ???) . I also know the difference between Paranoia and personality traits.If interested refer to Narcissistic personality traits.. I never took my self serious and have admitted here in CT, that most readers here in CT seems to be much knowledgeable , including you.How did you miss that ????

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    SJ, is Mr. KIA worse than “playing doctor” and ordering others to take their medicine (come to think of it, may be most appropriate) . Just a reminder when confronted using “Poor Me” is considered , childish and unhealthy defense mechanism.. You can refer to your official site “medicinenet.com”

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      Thanks for confirming my fears.

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    AM is correct ( for once) about WNL putrid attempts to promote Ruwan W but wrong about Sajith P He cannot combat the Rajapakse conglomerate

    SJB wont last very long and Sajith will fade away There is no opponent in site towards the Medamaluna Machine

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    Apparently the object of Mr. Amrit Muttukumaru here is to give the UNP as Vaalaiththodam’s second dowry. We need to remind readers the following in only for analytical purpose, just like a class room exercise, nothing to do with actual politics of Lankawe. It is not our business here, unlike AM.
    Vaalaiththodam is in the legacy of Lankawe, 2nd generation politician. But so far he never won the UNP presidency in the party elections. UNP has an image and culture as political party from 1948. The internal members ‘traits and nature is responsible maintains that ID. Whether that image & culture, after 85 years of history, capable of winning elections in Lankawe is not a discussion subject for a comment like this. So if Vaalaiththodam becomes as the leader, then if he can radiate UNP’s legendary image or not is not a matter for us, either. We will not research history here I.e. No revision of UNP’s losses in 1956 and 1970 or even its victory over SLFP in 1978. That discussion will make this comment too long. Same way, we will not argue whether Ranil lost or win in 2005, as Ceylon was a country (including Tamils and Muslims) put together by Britain.

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    No need to look at how Old King lost in 2015, whether because of his Personality, or tyrannical brutality. Neither into his 2020 victory. AM , who is recommending that Vaalaiththodam taking over UNP, but staying out Royals giving up Slap Party’s bestial image and take over SLFP and polish them to SWRD’s center left soft political image. We can’t be with Mr.AM, who is trying to create an opinion that a political party is only about winning election, and also not agreeing if Vaalaiththodam policies are congruent, then he can rejoin UNP. Further Media has to free from lies and follow ethics, but cannot be defined that whom they should support in election campaign. A leader should be able to break media’s negative campaign and hold his head above of it. It is not media’s responsibility to featherbedding a candidate.
    Vaalaiththodam is a person rated as childish, shallow leader, irrelevant of getting 53 seats in PR system, when voters were tearing ballots without a proper candidate to vote. Claiming Vaalaiththodam has better attraction than Ranil and giving the leadership UNP leadership to him is an extreme bias, in an extreme cutthroat and poisonous political environment in the current atmosphere of the country.

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    It was Ranil who promoted Vaalaiththodam to VC of UNP, fearing other more senior, experienced UNP leaders may easily out maneuver him if they were to be elevated for that position. When the truth is so, Ruwan’s leadership story is not connected here.
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    Once we have cut out all crabs, we can look at in very thin, narrow, precious and meaningful angle of what happened to UNP & SJB in 2020.
    In net, the minority parties and New King destroyed Ranil’s UNP. Ranil way trying to save Royals and New King. It was New King put the PM idea into Vaalaiththodam’s head, by dismissing Ranil, violating constitution. There was no provision to bring NCM against a PM under 19A. But Ranil promises if that was won he would resign without legally contesting. He said if a Majority was proved in 2018, he would resign, without contesting legally. In fact after Old King resigned, it was he who dismissed the TNA’s case in the Court. As soon as King won the election, Ranil resigned from government, which not happened any time in Lankawe history, other than once by Dudley, centuries ago, in medieval, ancient time of Ceylon History. Ranil did not want any candidate in EP, in 2019, but he was planning to cut deals with Slap Party.

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    It was connected to the economic condition of Lankawe, the UNHRC relation at Geneva and the Indian – Chinese rivalry over Lankawe. It was Royals who were responsible for those situations, not Ranil, though he tried to save them from UN Electric Chair. Then, it was Judas, the Appa eater brought UNP to its knee in LG election, not Ranil. But UNP out perfumed much better SLFP, though it indicated UNP not winning parliament election at all and mild chance of winning EP election. As Mr. AM is a financial person, he understands what happened in CB robbery, under what circumstances. He knows why Ravi got the Asian honor. New King, who rubber stamped bond deal, latter became a traitor on that to destroy the UNP, which brought him to EP chair. It was minority parties hi-jacked Vaalaiththodam to go for PM position. Ranil’s major promises in September 2015, regarding constitution were 1). Eliminating EP and thus 2). sharing most of that authority to PCs and 3)reforming or eliminating PR system. Ranil needed minority parties for constitutional change. TNA told him that they will support for UNP but from sitting opposition. Problem was New King wanted to stand for next EP election and resisting removing EP.

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    This brought a dream for Ranil too becoming an EP, which earlier had given hope being accepted by Sinhala Buddhist. It is now accepted that Sinhala Buddhists prefer Hitler look (which even Vaalaiththodam does not possess) for EP position. But by that time Ranil was known as Mr. Cleans, gentle manners, as the one and only one still reeling with British style democratic demeanors and amenities. Ranil did his best to protect Muslim during Ampari, Manella, Gintota incidents which were started by Muslim rowdies. He paid even compensation, which first time in Lankawe history. But Minority parties brought Ranil down on PR system and North East merger. That is how they cut their leg with their sword. Vaalaiththodam’s father gave 5% deal for PR system. Muslims parties went to Vaalaiththodam to make him follow it. Vaalaiththodam’s father gave Kalmunai deal for Tamils (even without Tamil asking for it). But Minority parties promising Tamils’ Blood River if anyone flowing on that promise. Mr. AM failed deal in detail the tree way relationship of CBK, Slap Party, SLFP and SJB, UNP and Ranil. That we cannot expand here. Vaalaiththodam is going to have serious problem in managing the multicultural image for SJB and meet Slap Party’s Sinhala Buddhist Extremism in the future elections.

    (Harsha, though he not a tough one, has already said if Minorities wants they can go alone. )

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