10 May, 2021

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Mahinda Regime Is Preparing Its Own Grave

By Vickramabahu Karunaratne –

Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne

Government indirectly proposes in this year budget, that people must depend on banks and insurance companies for poverty alienation, without expecting social security from the state. We were told that Market should be allowed to function freely with Irida pola giving grass root support. Accordingly poor youth should take it as a challenge and go into financial agreements with money lenders, local or other wise, and eagerly go into investments, preferably in the agricultural sector. No need to depend on social welfare of any kind; because that will kill the initiative of the person. We have heard this sermon from the pundits of the IMF for several decades, until people such as Stigliz came out with a sharp criticism and showed the need of state intervention,  particularly the need to intervene to develop abilities of the individual. Infact they emphasized the need of welfare in education which will improve the quality of the person. However Mahinda is repeating old slogans of the IMF. What else the government could do, when it is pruning the welfare system under the pressure from the IMF and the global capital in general. Mahinda has proved that he is much better than any of the previous presidents; in relation, to fall in line with IMF thinking. It is not a surprise that Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the budget. They must appreciate, that a populist village leader and a bunch of so called communists, supported by post modernist Che Guerras such as Wimal Weerawansa are implementing the programme of the global capital. Obviously, they were very cautious.

‘The fiscal consolidation envisaged constitutes a welcome advance towards creating a macroeconomic environment conducive for achieving these. Notwithstanding the difficult macroeconomic environment, we appreciate the efforts of the Government to continue with the tax reforms announced in the Budget 2011,” the COC said in its statement. The organization “specifically” welcomed the government’s measures to encourage SMEs, private sector led R&D, capital market development, investments in agriculture and the promotion of the IT and BPO sectors. But it warned that prudent monetary policies and the maintenance of fiscal discipline are required if the medium term macro targets announced are to be met. The Chamber further stressed that implementation will play a crucial role in achieving these objectives.  They have to be careful with a president that became today a glittering agent of international capital, starting in 88, with campaigns against disappearances that happened, after the youth insurrection in the south.

Though the upper layers in the society are cautiously supporting the budget of Mahinda, we see a different picture at the bottom. While the workers are tired of waiting for a just solution to their economic grievances, all other layers of oppressed masses are agitating for redress to their particular problem. This includes from university professors to peasants who lost their harvest. While economic hardship has radicalized all sectors of wage earners in the society, threat to democracy and devolution, has mobilized all oppressed communities. In other words it is a classical scenario of a national democratic revolution threatening, a corrupt bourgeoisie regime backed by global powers. At the center we can see the struggle of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie. Even professors and doctors have become a part of this struggle. That shows the acute nature of the class struggle. But this class struggle is surrounded by serious democratic struggles where smaller nationalities are moving into new battle grounds, anti dictatorship masses go from writing petitions to street actions, lawyers and judges leave court houses to fill the streets with black gowns and peasants and fishers become unexpected  road blocks. To the extent the masses come forward to protest the regime launches various outfits and methods of repression to stall the march of the masses. In the recent past we witnessed various actions and happenings where one is at lost to understand the political interest behind. Latest of these is the prison riot created by the police attack in Magazine prison. One thing is sure Mahinda regime is preparing its own grave.

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    While our youths have to go to money-lenders, where as giving a grant of US$1.5 million (200 million rupees) to Uganda to establish a vocational training center to the youth of UGANDA is a MARA gesture!!!

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      MARA’s new business partners.

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      Actually, that was the payout for the vote Sri Lanka got at the UNHCR resolution. Hey, we may have lost the vote but we still have to make the payments, right? $1.5 million was probably the lowest Raja had to pay. The other 14 votes would have been a lot more expensive.

      On Rupavahini they are trying to convince the masses that America is bad because they bought all the votes they got.

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      Who knows – that could be from the millions that MR embezeled from Tsunami funds… or funds that he abused since 2005… :(

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    Please do not insult Che Guerra by comparing him to a slime ball.

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    I believe the Grave is dug and is over. Now it is a matter of pushing the Bugger in to the grave and closing it by the public that is needed. Longer the bugger is out the stench becomes intolarable. May the Magots feast on him.

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    I enjoy reading Bahu’s write up specially, the end part of it. It is not a wonder that Bahu, the ardent but ever looser Trotskyite visualizes a struggle by the proletariat against the bourgeoisie is coming up and is just around the corner.

    What I cannot understand is how Bahu is linking professors who are among the uppermost enumerators and doctors who cruise by in their SUVs and lawyer who tour in limousines from one court house to the other and swollen headed judges stay like mummies in their benches as a part of that proletariat.

    Then he sees that his new class (lawyers, judge, doctors, and peasants, fishers, laborers) moving together for a serious of struggle to save democracy. Amazingly, the man is lost to place the murderous, drug traffickers and extortionists that were killed in last week prison riots into his political struggle. What a waste of talent.
    Leela

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      You seem to be repeating but you and the ilk of your folks that have been supporting the rulers would take many many years to grasp it.

      Then sadly nothing will be left to be saved – wake up Leela and support the many making them clear – if you are hearted you would not react the way you have been…. think about it.. the name of the buddhism or any other religion – people should finally understand the manner that the rulers take us will kill our future. Future generation will no doubt curse you and your ilk if not react properly.

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    Hey you know why Ranil is not interested in coming to power? It is not long before a huge Economic disaster and there is no one to bail us out. Who in their right mind would want to take charge now and get all the blame for it when sh*t hit the fan?

    I guess the Tourist Economy didn’t work and some genius in the cabinet has now suggested a Sports Economy. With the level of corruption we have no economy will work here.

    I for one hope Rajapaksa hangs around for a while and deal with the disaster he created. Otherwise the brothers will leave with the money and leave the mess to some new guy to clean up. I’d love to see what will happen to Cabral and PBJ. If people are lucky, they’ll only have to pay around Rs. 1000/- for a loaf of bread.

    GOOD LUCK FOLKS!

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