18 October, 2017

Is Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe The Next Ranasinghe Premadasa?

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

The UNP is the country’s largest single party and is vital to Sri Lanka’s future as a democracy and a market economy. Therefore the fate of the UNP is of concern to all of us, including those like myself, who are from and are on, the other side of the politico-ideological divide (in my case, with the crucial exception of the Premadasa Presidency).

The present leadership of the UNP is highly likely to take the party down to its lowest strength ever, at the next set of Presidential and Parliamentary elections (in that order) in late 2019-2020. A dreadful practice which we witnessed in 1970 is almost certain, namely post-election violence against the deposed regime.

Every passing day the UNP is storing up anger against itself by dint of political victimization of opponents, polarizing economic policies and practices (Hambantota, the bond scam) and servility towards foreigners, tilting towards the minorities while alienating the vast majority. This has happened before, and it is not for nothing that the change in both 1956 and 1970 were dubbed “Silent Revolutions”. Next time around, the Revolution may not be quite so silent—and it wasn’t in August 1953 and 1986-’89, abortive though that vicious latter uprising mercifully was.

In his recent Habaraduwa speech Mahinda Rajapaksa predicted an explosion (“pipireemak”). If a “crash landing” is the price to be paid to put an end to the dismantling of the Sri Lankan state that the UNP is engaging in, then so be it, but such a convulsive endgame is not the best possible outcome for the country and its people. If a “hard landing” is avoidable while rescuing the country from the present policies and polarizing personalities, then it is all the better for all concerned.

A soft landing with limited damage can be effected in two ways, both of which have one thing in common. One way is for the President to recompose the government, changing the PM and a few key ministers, shuffling off CBK the Aquamarine Queen, and bringing together the official SLFP, the patriotic UNP and the JO, in a broad centrist coalition.

A variant would be to officially recognize the JO for what it is, the legitimate parliamentary Opposition, but go ahead with a recomposed, post-Ranil/CBK, centrist UNP-SLFP coalition. Vasudeva Nanayakkara, the country’s most senior Leftist politician and perhaps the most senior Opposition parliamentarian, has already signaled that this would be an acceptable transitional outcome for the JO parliamentary group.

If this outcome does not take place, the country requires a Plan B, which gives the system a “soft landing”. This requires a UNP candidate who can give the party a fighting chance at an election and can either pull off an upset victory as did Premadasa in 1988 or keep the UNP afloat as a strong democratic opposition. In either case, the party needs a new leader; one who can re-position and re-profile it.

In both scenarios I have outlined, namely a top down re-composition effected by President Sirisena or a bottom-up rebuilding of the UNP which would give the democratic system a safety net, there is a single common factor. That is a new leadership for the UNP.

Such a leader can be a viable partner for President Sirisena in a recomposed bipartisan coalition government which can manage the economic crisis without generating instability and conflict. Such a leader can also be a valuable partner if President Sirisena seeks re-election.

Even if both these efforts fail to get off the ground, or simply fail, a new leadership for the UNP will provide a Plan B for the country. In fact the country and democracy can have a Plan B only if the UNP gets rid of its current Plan A, which is to transfer still more of President Sirisena’s power to Prime Minister Wickremesinghe by means of Constitutional change and run for another national election, including the Presidential election, under Mr. Wickremesinghe’s leadership. If the UNP remains under Ranil’s leadership and the Ranil-CBK driven coalition government remains intact, he will drag down not only President Sirisena and the Government, but the UNP and the System.

The UNP cannot afford to run at any future national election with Ranil at the helm. If it tosses him overboard, then President Sirisena, the coalition and certainly the UNP have a fighting chance of survival. If not, all three will be swept away by the perfect electoral storm—and this time it will be a tsunami– that almost always closes out a UNP administration.

What the UNP needs is someone who can fill the space that Ranasinghe Premadasa occupied within the UNP from 1956 to 1993. He was virtually an SLFPer within the UNP; a pluralist nationalist, populist and social democrat. R. Premadasa strove to fill in the gap that SWRD Bandaranaike, with his Sinhala Maha Sabha background, left when exiting the UNP. In 1956, with the anti—UNP wave of the rise, it is Premadasa who was pitted against the giant, Dr. NM Perera. Though defeated, no one could have done as remotely well as young Premadasa did. With each backlash, in 1956 and 1970, Premadasa became more prominent as the UNP needed him more and more. When the great plebian-xenophobic backlash of 1987-’88 came, Premadasa was ready and surfed the giant wave.

Being/doing a Ranasinghe Premadasa does NOT mean playing the role of a Sinhala-speaking interlocutor-cum-spin doctor for the pro-West, pro-Indian, elitist UNP leadership and Establishment.

I’ve spotted the personality who can save the UNP, either as Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition or Presidential candidate, in whichever order, but most certainly as a viable leader of the United National Party, be in in Government or Opposition. I had made this observation in passing on television many months ago, but after his most recent, courageous and principled parliamentary speech last week, I am almost certain that he is the man for the job. After his important, lengthy parliamentary speech of March 23rd 2017, I am more convinced than ever, that the figure we are looking for – and looking at– is Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.

If President Sirisena can recompose the present government with a Wijedasa-led UNP component, a Susil Premajayanth-led official SLFP, and a Dinesh–led JO component or official Opposition, the country may have a viable Third Way. It may not reach the great heights it can, but it can manage a policy pivot, emerging from this crisis avoiding a drastic polarization, a radical nationalist backlash and a volcanic social eruption.

Even if there’s no such mid-term re-composition and policy pivot, a Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe leadership can do what Ranasinghe Premadasa did for the UNP in the past; helping it survive, return to electoral viability and success. Premadasa took over a delegitimized, pro-West, elitist UNP, repositioned, rebranded and re-launched it as a progressive, populist, patriotic party, thereby saving it, the democratic system and the country.

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, educated, intelligent and a formidable TV debater, has shown guts as a dissenter in the Rajapakshe government (as COPE chair) as well as the Wickremesinghe one. In Parliament last week (March 23rd) he displayed “the Right Stuff”, standing up (a la R. Premadasa) for Sri Lanka’s sovereignty against external pressures and encroachment and focusing like a laser on the irreconcilable contradiction between postwar reconciliation and war crimes accountability. He is tuned into the global tectonic shift towards sovereignty and populist-nationalism, but can he construct a broad platform with strong grassroots appeal?

Any permutation and combination of MR-MS-GR-Dinesh-Vidura has the credentials to do more and better for the country than the UNP, but whichever way it goes, with Wijedasa winding up either the Leader of the Opposition or the unlikely winner of the election, what’s the downside?

If in the next round of island-wide political and policy-programmatic choices, we can draw from a “national pool” of patriotic “players”, then this island nation will be safe, secure and successful.

A decade down that road (i.e. after two terms), a generation of Millennials, led by their Generation X (or Generation Jones) elder sibling figures Kumar Gunaratnam, Sunil Handuneththi, Bimal Rathnayaka, Namal Rajapaksa, Samanmalee Sakalasuriya and possibly—hopefully–Kumar Sangakkara, can take Sri Lanka to a fairer, more just, integrated, progressive society.

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    Sounds like Wijedasa has promised Geneva to DJ!

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      DJ has been dreaming to get posted right ?

      [Edited out]

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        Dayan,

        So, finally it has dawned on you that the Rajapakse bothers are past their use by date?

        But why go and pick another Rajapakse to suck up to? Why limit yourself?

        Imagine politicians are girls, and play the field. Who knows, if you try hard enough, you might at least get lucky once before you kick the bucket.

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          How many people are being promoted as future Premadasa. First it was Sajith, then Gotabhaya and now Wijedasa Rajapakse. Who is next.

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          DJ has been what he is like for the last few decades. His articulations came up when he was not demanded by anyone in power. Right at the moment, the man is a spent source. Noboday seems to contact him than killi s sender calling him further one of the lanken veterans about external politics. But the truth as it is man is said to be rained by MR lately at the time, the bugger proposed, Gotabaya to contest next PE in 2020. The bugger is so resistant as much as that racist Mahindapala from Australia.

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        What is happening to Dayan?

        First GR,
        then GR+Viyath Maga,
        then MR+GR+BR+Viyath Maga,
        then MR+MS+GR triangle,
        Now MR+GR+MS+DG+VW pentagon.

        Then Bimal+Sunil+Ramesh+Namal square. (I don’t even remember Bimal’s face).
        Now a hexagon – Bimal+Sunil+two Kumars+Namal+one Sakalasooriya (I don’t know who)…..OMG, give 20 years and see where they will be. Their time will never come.

        Who is Wijedasa Rajapaksa? The “no-name or yet-to-be-named” brand? Wijedasa-Premadasa, nice rhyming names, hey?

        I enjoy reading Dayan’s articles. But this is rubbish.

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        What is happening to Dayan?

        First GR,
        then GR+Viyath Maga,
        then MR+GR+BR+Viyath Maga,
        then MR+MS+GR triangle.
        now MR+GR+MS+DG+VW pentagon.

        Then Bimal+Sunil+Ramesh+Namal square. (I don’t even remember Bimal’s face).
        Now a hexagon – Bimal+Sunil+two Kumars+Namal+one Sakalasooriya (I don’t know who)…..OMG, give 20 years and see where they will be. Their time will never come.

        Who is Wijedasa Rajapaksa? The “no-name brand or yet-to-get-a-name brand”? Wijedasa- Premadasa, nice rhyming names, hey?

        I enjoy reading Dayan’s articles. But this is rubbish.

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    Bullshit! He is trying to create a rift in the UNP and then to bring down the unity government. And he will be proven wrong in 2020.

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    “Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, educated, intelligent and a formidable TV debater, has shown guts as a dissenter in the Rajapakshe government (as COPE chair) as well as the Wickremesinghe one.”

    So we have it from the horse’s mouth. Wijedasa Rajapakshe IS the mole. Ranil would be well adwised to get rid of this sanctimonious hypocrite.

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      old codger,

      This DJ dreamed and dreamed and dreamed on that Sajith could snatch the power of UNP so that this useless bugger can become somebody like during RP era. Unfortunately the [edited out] dream never came true.

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      Well said old codger.

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    Dear Dr DJ,
    When you are in the company of lunatics, behave like a lunatic. When you are in the company of intelligentsia s, speak with brilliance…that is how a chameleon behaves, the territory changes it, and it adapts to the changes.

    Three types dominate extremist movements: crazies, cynics and creeps. The true crazies are always at the bottom of the heap. Cynical propagandists stoke their righteous fury, without which the extremist movement would collapse. Creeps rise to the top, in extremist movements as elsewhere. They are cynical, too, of course. They know how to manipulate their base. But they must show signs of authentic craziness as well or their grip on leadership would weaken and others would take their place.

    Crazies, cynics and creeps. Of the three, the cynics are the easiest to understand. They live in the conspiratorial world of click-bait journalism where charlatans churn out fantasies for sites as various as the Colombo Telegraph and the Seerasa. Asking if they believe their propaganda is like asking a lawyer if she believes her client is innocent. It helps, but it is beside the point. What matters is not whether they are sincere, but whether they can fake sincerity like any other salesman or woman with a product to market.

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    DJ. if there is anybody so vindictive and calculative it is none other than you. You carry a poisoned pen. You are dangerous to the Sri Lankan state with your warped writing. You are a political arsonist and a divisive figure who should be compared to Donald Trump x 10.

    I agree Wijedasa Rajapakse should be with the JOO. A doomed clan of frustrated losers. Being in Gov WR is playing a dangerous card and will soon end -up as the Wimal Weeranwansa of the UNP. WR has changed his stance soon as he gained power and we will see him out in the next election. He is playing the buddhist majority card which all of you and MR are playing and let all of fight amongst themselves for that stupid vote. (Not that the buddhist are stupid but the way you manipulate the masses using religion which incidentally you and your clan least practice). If MR or you think that it is Hinduism or islam that get the JOO into power you will abandon being Buddhist tomorrow.

    My entire family voted for Wijedasa Rajapakase. What a big mistake we all made.

    Turn W (Wijedasa) upside down and what do you get = MR . They are all one type.

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      “I agree Wijedasa Rajapakse should be with the JOO.”

      Wijeyadasa saved Avant Guarde criminals. But the Joint Comedy club has not achieved anything so far. They threatened with a army coup even. Old King forming the new party is biggest fiaco of it. All what it did was kicked the Joint Comedy Clubs’ biggest fool GL out of SLFP.

      Ranil is standing off with no minster job for any of the Comedy Club Members. Thero is now begging Ranil to resign so the Comedy club can be taken back to Unity government.

      If Ranil get out the government, either Indian or American troops is landing in Lankawe’s soil. Thero thinks ex-State Secretary Kerry, who who kicked on the butt of the Old to chase him out of Temple Tree House is gone. That is a foul thinking of Thero.

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    Why don’t you speak to the people who can convince RW to declare that he will step down after this term and won’t contest in next election. Considering the bond scam he should step down as he was elected with the mandate to abolish corruption. This will give our people better platform to promote democracy in decent manner than going backwards to install a autocratic and family regime with painful consequences. You can play a constructive role if your writings commited to this constructive endeavour.

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    The phrase “Bat Shit Crazy” comes to mind. GR for President Wijedasa for UNP leader? overflowing with intellect to smell reality

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      Ranjan B

      “GR for President Wijedasa for UNP leader?”

      How about Gota for president as well as for UNP, TNA, JVP, LSSP, CP. …… leader, all at the same time?

      That will happen if Gota being elected next president.

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    Dayan the self confessed war monger types:

    “Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, educated, intelligent and a formidable TV debater, has shown guts as a dissenter in the Rajapakshe government (as COPE chair) as well as the Wickremesinghe one.”

    Nevertheless even if those accolades* true, the questions are is he clean, is he honest, does he believe in good governance, has he benefited from those who closely linked to Avant Garde Maritime Services, why did he give photo opportunity to the dirty old yellow robed thug Batticaloa’s Mangalaramaya Temple Chief Incumbent Ampitiye Sumanarathana, ………………. above all is he wise,compassionate and humane?

    *Accolade
    – a touch on a person’s shoulders with a sword at the bestowing of a knighthood.

    Or is the sword being pointed at UNP as an entity for the purpose of stabbing and mutilating it?

    Now the war monger has given up on crowning Sajith Premadasa?

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      Yes but the slimy shit has a weakness for freebe family Disney holidays?

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        Wijayadasa also involved in pyramid business dealing – he once asked IGP to investigate! gave the news to media and later went like a kitten lol

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    political victimization of opponents… ay? All I see are the usual suspects from the era of the Great Liberator continuing to enjoy the good life in this land of anything goes.

    servility towards foreigners….? We kicked the colonials out a long time ago.
    Now we charge them the earth to come and enjoy the delights we take for granted. We are doing very well out of the peace dividend. A very old lady told me a couple of years ago, in the cool shade of the banyan trees in Galle Fort, that “these days there are more Chinese in our paradise than there ever there were in the time the British ruled.” (I am old enough to believe her, too).

    Apropos, the lingering matter of the UN, don’t worry, the present lot are carrying on the good work that you and others started; remember? “there were no civilian casualties”……how we marvelled when the noses grew long.

    DJ, do you ever get a decent nights sleep? Permutations, combinations, what combination will work? What happens if we get rid of Ranil? AND, all the time, where will I fit in. What part will I DJ play.

    One thing many will agree with: Ranil has reached the limit of his capabilities. He steps on the gas, and …nothing. Poor guy, what will he do?

    Just equally should be the campaign to clear the political stables of the hangers-on, and to encourage capable and competent young leaders into politics. How the majority long for a party that will select and nominate the best rather than the loudest, and those who have made their fortunes in questionable ways.

    Once again DJ, why do you harp on about ‘the minority’……. tilting towards the minorities while alienating the vast majority. Come on, the majority have never had it so good; and now they are doing even better getting fat off the peace dividend. Our best prospects for a unified country are by harnessing the talent and capabilities of ALL our people. The sooner we learn our lesson that division is so debilitating, and unity is a winner, the better. The security and fortunes of our nation is best achieved by unity NOT division. It was the colonial master who practised divide and rule.

    WE can and must do better.

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    Dayan seem to be the modern-day Nostradamus! Or is it Sumanadasa?

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      100% agree! Probably will be as accurate as both!

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    Can somebody tell me what Wijeyadasa Rajapakse told parliament on 23rd March? If it was of such import how come nobody reported it. Wijedasa is the only one who described himself as the ‘Maha Prangnaya’ the great know it all. Dear Dayan Please get back to smart patriotism . You are no talent spotter.

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      Objectivity is a strange phenomenon for DJ; how can he be a talent spotter? This man called Weerawansa a rising star!

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      sarath de alwis

      “Dear Dayan Please get back to smart patriotism . You are no talent spotter.”

      Was it the reason as to why he promoted Sajith Premadasa as the potential UNP leader, a few years ago?

      Never mind his ability to spot talent, has he got any talent at all?

      Aren’t we wasting our time and energy commenting on an empty vessel or a windbag?

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    DJ says “A decade down that road (i.e. after two terms), a generation of Millennials, led by their Generation X (or Generation Jones) elder sibling figures Kumar Gunaratnam, Sunil Handuneththi, Bimal Rathnayaka, Namal Rajapaksa, Samanmalee Sakalasuriya and possibly—hopefully–Kumar Sangakkara, can take Sri Lanka to a fairer, more just, integrated, progressive society.”

    He has no right to insult the others by including Namal Rajapaksa among them. They should start a protest fast.

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    Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, the Minister of Justice says that a lawyer should not be present when an arrested citizen is interrogated by the police.
    He visited Sumanaratne Thero in Batticaloa knowing full well that the Thero threatened/intimidated a public servant in filthy language in the presence of policemen.
    WR’s ministry ignores the non-arrest/prosecution of five policemen who shot dead two undergraduates peacefully riding a motorcycle.

    He is totally unfit to be head of a political party/minister/head of state.
    The present lot of MPs have stashed enough money to fight the next election.
    After the election, new alliances/parties will be formed.
    Dayan J lives in a political wonderland.
    He needs to wake up and face the reality of “politics” in this country.

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      P.S
      The minister also ignores the many citizens arrested under the PTA, who are still in prison – many even for 15 to 20 years – without trial.

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    Is Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe The Next Ranasinghe Premadasa? – By Dayan Jayatilleka.
    [Edited out]

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    Andare DJ,
    To bring back Rajapakse family to power, DJ is trying again to hard to make divisions/ factions among the UNP.

    He must look at his own back. Yesterdays GR interview with foreign media has shed lot of light on the issue of what happened in the last days of May 19 th 2009.
    What GR tells as truths are different from what Dayan tells about the civilians in the last few days

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    No way he can become a party leader as it is doubtful whether he can secure enough votes to become an MP. His popularity is rapidly declining due to his support for SAITM and his efforts to whitewash Avangaurd affair. However Ranil can make him a “pin” Minister even if cannot get elected

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    Wijedasa the slimmy eel, the skunk who ran away leaving it to Upul Jayasuriya to clear the decks.Ranil should kick wijedasa in his groin and bring Upul as the Minister of Justice.

    Maha Prgnanaya- my foot – the bloody idiot.

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    Dayan is writing some one else’s ideas. They are looking for a Gatabaya loyalist as the opposition leader. So, it is building yahapalanaya again.

    Vasudeva Nanayakkara is the one whose wife became advisor to Mahinda Rajapakse because they wanted some extra income.

    Why Sri lankan voters are this uninformed about politics or this is simply exploitation for living.

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    this racist B is promoting the other racist Ba. Ranil should get rid of WR

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    What a coincidence , after listening Wijedasa Rajapakshe’s speach on Hambanthota harbor. I thought the same thing. WR has all the qualifications to become the leader of the UNP. He is not like Ranil, he has a sense of common people, he can attract not only Sinhala Buddhists but also Tamils, Muslims and other nationalities. He will be the first UNP leader from South. As a southerner , I am very proud of Wijedasa Rajapakshe. He is the only person who can get my vote for UNP which I have never vote for, this will happen only if I get my dual citizenship. He will be a great leader for UNP as well as the country.

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    “A decade down that road…elder sibling figures Kumar Gunaratnam, Sunil Handuneththi, Bimal Rathnayaka, Namal Rajapaksa, Samanmalee Sakalasuriya and possibly—hopefully–Kumar Sangakkara, can take Sri Lanka to a fairer, more just, integrated, progressive society.”

    I wonder if it a good thing or a bad thing to be blessed by DJ?
    I console myself that it may be utterly irrelevant.

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    Why Dayan Jayathilake has exluded AKD ?

    why champika Ranawaka is excluded ?

    Dayan Jyayathilake’s strategy is exclude any educated tyoes and include loyal types. wijesiri Rajapakse is one just like Mahinda Rajapakse and Ranil. for power they sell anything. Wijedasa Rajapakse will support the church at the expense of the buddhist Temple as Mahinda Rajapakse did and Ranil is doing. I think the same group will be funded by stacked Avant guard money.

    All those bankrupt socialists dinesh, Vasu and Jackal Opposition, milking the system, are there. So, sinhale has no escape from blood sucking leeches.

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    Normally I don’t post on Dr.DJ’s handle as most of what he writes irritates me than it educates me.
    The above is not funny even as a joke comparing WR to RP.

    RP was no hack of no one he followed his heart and the interest of the people mattered to him more than the benefits he could obtain from what he did.

    RP had a lot to show for his political life. What has WR got to show for his political life?

    Justice is a serious ministry sort of in par with Finance, Health and Education. How has he managed that portfolio?

    Couple of days back I read of a cabinet shuffle, and the mention of WR to education sent chills down my spine.

    The first question that came to my mind was: What has the govt got against Education?

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    One time Guantanamo, then Brother Prince, then Wijeyadasa. If one know what is analysis, they know to compare and contrast between politicians.

    Wijeyadasa have done already more than library burning even in south. Still time to correct from Avant Gardes. Hopefully may not follow Richard.P rowdiness and face the same fate.

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    Dayan Jayatilaka,

    Of all the writers who grace these columns, you must rank as easily the worst and easily the most preposterous. Certainly the adage “To thine own self be true” fits the description if one were to give you any advice.

    To compare Wijedasa with Ranasinghe Premadasa is a self admittance that you know neither. Further, no greater insult on Premadasa could have ben made by you.

    THis is why I say, along with tens of thousands of others who will agree, that you should For God’s sake, do us a favour and clam up. You are tiresome.

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    UNP Leader and PM Dr Ranil’s mate gave the Son in Law the winning ticket to scoop up the Yahapalana inaugural Bond Pool to the tune of 12 Billion LKR in pure profit.

    Now the Yahapalana Government has give the Son in Law, 5000 Tons of locally grown rice @ LKR 20 a Kilo, to make Mendis Special in Arjun & Arjun Still.

    That will ensure enough supplies of Mendis Gal to the UNP during the next round of elections, so that Dr Ranil’s buddy Mallika doesn’t have to cook the books at Srikotha.

    Will that be enough to make Dr Ranil win next time , when he couldn’t win even a Chook Raffle, until Bodhipala Sirisena took 25 pieces of Silver from Diaspora Suren in London , courtesy of the British Government.

    Wije is not only intelligent , articulate, and an ace TV debater,

    He is also clean as a whistle, and an expert in Demolition.

    Look at poor Ponny ( thanks Mally ) and the JVP Prince Anura.

    Every time they come on the Screen I can see the gunny bags with UNP Santhosam on their shoulders.

    I ma sure my fellow inhabitants can see it too.

    Both of them will have to go on the UNP National List, if they want a gig in Kotte again.

    Wije is also a dedicated Sinhala Buddhist, who is trying his best to safe guard whatever little influence his community has in the Economy and Politics, after Dr Batalanad’s Elite , Anglican and LGBT buddies got their hands on the Wheel and in the till.

    The Silver Spoon Brigade which Dr Batalanadas nurtured to take the mantle, are reeking of Car Permit smell and foul language, which even Keselwatta Kid’s supporters don’t use in public.

    That make Wije stands out as the real deal.

    I like to add Dr Ranil’s Thambi Marrickkar also as a potential Boss of the UNP.

    He looks a people friendly commoner, who mixes up with the Dalits in Mattakkuliya and even their monks.

    Hope Marrickkar hasn’t sold his car permit.

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    Dayan talks about fidel Castro.

    But, his mind works like Tamilnadu politicians. for his sake, he would do anything if he can earn a buck out of that. His begining was was the provincial minister for East.

    Dayan wants to make the Same old gang reign again instead of the horanapalana gang.

    Anyway, Mahinda Rajapakse claimed that his govt was a national govt because, he bought every one for various perks, privilages, positions and you name it. It is going to happen again.

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