By Karu Jayasuriya –
Yet another election is looming ahead. The Uva Provincial Council has been dissolved and nominations for the forthcoming elections have been announced. Twenty years’ scourge needs to be eradicated and it should be done now, not next year or year after, let’s show that the people of this country are sick and tired of this corrupt and incompetent Familiocracy, that we are distressed and despaired that unless and until this unbelievably fraudulent administration that is prowling in the dark for the most minute lack of attention by the people so that they can raise prices of essential commodities via gazette notification.
These Sri Lankan ‘Neros’ are fiddling while the country is burning. The poor are despaired; they simply don’t know where to look for help. There is no more land settlement for the landless; there is no more bread for the unemployed; and there is no more peace for the war-weary soldiers. The ruling cabal, the Rajapaksas have eaten this country up, left, right and center. The core of the country has been contaminated by a viral flu and that viral flu is corruption, it is nepotism, it is Familiocracy and it is racial and religious bigotry.
It is against this harsh and forbidding background that elections for the Uva Province are being held. Once again these rulers will resort to double-speaking; they will engineer falsifying of truth and making gods out of mere frauds and commission-takers. But the people are now beginning to realize that there is something more than the eye could meet. It will be proven in the Uva elections. That is why we are appealing to all reasonable men and women in the Uva province in particular and the country in general, to open their eyes and see. Refuse to listen to their lies, refuse to be swayed by their false propaganda.
It was not the Rajapaksas who won the war, it was the soldiers, their commanders who fought on the battlefield and defeated the enemy. The war-victory belongs to everyone in armed forces, not to a select few.
So get ready to teach these liars a lesson. Let’s start from Uva.
*Karu Jayasuriya – Chairman of the Leadership Council, UNP