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Mahinda’s Diminishing Options

By Malinda Seneviratne

Malinda Seneviratne

Malinda Seneviratne

It is indeed ironical that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa‘s political fortunes have declined to the point that this once all-powerful executive president has to request that he be considered as the Prime Minsiterial candidate of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

Nothing conclusive has resulted from the meeting except a stated agreement to ‘continue the dialog’. Well, that’s not entirely true. It is clear enough that Maithripala is not ready to entertain the idea of his predecessor being the Prime Ministerial candidate of the SLFP.

It is ironical that he has to submit the request to the man he could have but didn’t appoint as Prime Minister when he, Rajapaksa, was President, a move which, if made at the right time, might have retained him the presidency. It is also ironical that the premiership is now invested with more power than enjoyed by the Prime Ministers during his, Rajapaksa’s, presidential tenure. Finally, it is ironical that Rajapaksa, the former leader of the SLFP has to make this request from the man who bested him at the January presidential election and who went on to unseat him as the leader of the party, President Maithripala Sirisena.

mahinda2015The talks were framed by a felt need by all concerned to unite the SLFP with a view to contest the next election from a position of unity and strength. The ‘unity-need’ however was overshadowed by moves by the Rajapaksa camp to recover lost ground within the party and in the larger political arena.

To be fair, thanks to confusion in the Maithripala camp, confusion in the overall political arena about who governs and who opposes, rank incompetence, arrogance and mishandling over key issues by the Government, Mahinda Rajapaksa had acquired the status of de-facto Leader of the Opposition, with Dinesh Gunawardena virtually ‘speaking for him’ in Parliament. This situation obviously suits the UNP and this is why that party is in an almighty hurry to have elections announced.

However, even after the 19th Amendment, there is enough power remaining in the executive presidency to ensure that Maithripala Sirisena can, if he wants to, change things decisively. He calls the shots. Whether Rajapaksa likes it or not, therefore, his is to take what is offered. He cannot demand.

What are Mahinda’s options, given the above?

Right now there are four types of people backing him. First there is the family whose interests are so obvious they need not be elaborated. Then there are those who need to cling to Mahinda in the hope that he would drag them to Parliament with him. There are those who are accused of wrongdoing who see in him a savior. However this third category can seek to cut a deal with the UNP if they feel that party would emerge victorious in a general election. Finally there are the Sinhala nationalists who feel that the January 8 result was a body-blow to majority concerns. Interestingly, they probably form the majority of the numbers supporting Mahinda Rajapaksa at this point (perhaps for a lack of an alternative?).

The President, if party interest is important to him (and there are no signs that they are), will have to ask himself what these four groups and the votes they could be expected to secure would do to the SLFP and its fortunes should these talks end in a stalemate. The numbers could put the SLFP in the Opposition for the 4 years (at least) following an election (if held soon). Is compromise not possible, he would have to ask.

But it takes two to clap. The Mahinda camp cannot afford to paint itself into a corner because with an antagonized President and a UNP-led Government, fortunes could dip further unless of course Ranil Wickremesinghe and his team play to form and disappoint the Sinhalese community to the point that governability is compromised.

We are in for interesting times, clearly.

*Malinda Seneviratne is the Chief Editor of ‘The Nation’ and his articles can be found at www.malindawords.blogspot.com

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    Malinda Seneviratne , Mahida Rajapaksa Shill and White-washer

    RE: Mahinda’s Diminishing Options

    “It is indeed ironical that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa‘s political fortunes have declined to the point that this once all-powerful executive president has to request that he be considered as the Prime Minsiterial candidate of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).”

    Malinda, you are giving support to the theory of evolution and natural selection. The Shills and Modayas are evolving and getting more Common Sense.

    This is what Amarasiri commented on the Selection of the Prime Minister. Being not a Shill of Mahinda Rajapaksa, he may have dismissed it. Can you as a MaRa Shill, forward this good advice to him, and it is better than his astrologer’s.

    Dear Medamulana Mahinda Rajapaksa,

    1. “President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday shot down the dreams of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa when he said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would not nominate a Prime Ministerial candidate before the next election.”

    Good!

    2. “Turning down the request made by pro-MR faction to name the Prime Ministerial candidate of the party, Sirisena said such a measure would be disadvantageous to the party at the election. The President’s swift response indicated that he had no intention to accommodate the former President at the next election as the PM candidate of the party.”

    Very Good!

    3. “Sirisena believes family politics must be ended, our source said.”

    Excellent!.

    Mahinda Rajapaksa, can you please retire? If not, can you fish? Politics is not good for you. All your Shills and white-washers have abandoned you including Wimal Modawansa, who voted for 19A. Alternately, you can start your own party, Medamulana-Crooks, Robbers And Party, M-CRAP, or M-Crap.

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      Mahind Rajapaksa is too young to retire from politics!

      There is no other leader in Sri Lanka who could match for his rare astuteness, sagacity and perspicacity. Therefore, others should stop their folly in shooting the moon.

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      Malinda Seneviratne , Mahida Rajapaksa Shill and White-washer

      RE: Mahinda’s Diminishing Options

      I would suggest you take up Environmental Issues and Give Up Mahinda Rajapaksa. He is History.

      Discuss the Wild Life Destruction brought aboyt by MahindaRajapakda and his cronies and the White Elephants thar replaved thh forest.

      Examples

      1. Mattala Airport

      2. Humbantota Stadium

      3. Others, including Sinharaja

      4. Wilpattu, and why they delaying settling the LTTE Chased Muslims in their original homes.

      Forgotten People – The Evicted and Displaced North Muslims of Sri Lanka
      (English)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JV60McNQ9o

      Published on Jun 1, 2013
      The Evicted and Displaced North Muslims of Sri Lanka. The expulsion of the Muslims and other nations from the Northern province was an act of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Tamil militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organization in October 1990. In order to achieve their goal of creating a mono ethnic Tamil state in the North Sri Lanka, the LTTE forcibly expelled the 72,000 strong Muslim population from the Northern Province.

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      Malinda Seneviratne , Mahida Rajapaksa Shill and White-washer

      RE: Mahinda’s Diminishing Options

      Malinda, here are some options for you.

      Clean up the Hanuduriwos, og Mahinda Rajapaksa.

      [Edited out]

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    A complete gibberish solely based on writer’s own assumptions. If the premise is wrong then the conclusion should also be wrong.

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    Mahinda thought he was invincible and now he can not grasp the reality.

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    Malinda Seneviratne is writing for himself.

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    Its ironic that CT readers have lived to see rats actually jumping ships.

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      You uneducted Vedha.You are insulting the intelegemce of rats on which Lord Ganesha rides.Rats leave the ship before it is sunk – not afterwards.Rats are definiltely more intelligent than our friend.Dont insult or demean rats.

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    One should not say it, but in the above photo, the Ex President looks like a gorilla with the lower lip,protruding.

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      This picture is Photoshopped MR to look just like Mangala Samaraweera

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    Yes, it would be best for Mahinda R. to retire gracefully from politics, and be remembered as the guy who ended our protracted war.

    You’ve fished out a wonderful photograph to illustrate the dilemmas facing M.R. And reading this piece he must be saying “Et tu Malinda”. Yes, a good analysis.

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      Sinhala Man, I agree with you, Malinda’s is a good analysis.

      I cannot understand why should everybody cast such insulting aspersions on Malinda for writing an objective analysis as he sees it, based on the present impasse within the SLFP/UPFA. Malinda is merely exercising his right and writing sense.

      Had he written an out and out pro-MR article notwithstanding the realities, some of the remarks might have been better justified.

      There needs to be a sense of balance and justice even when criticizing. To me, this man is a dozen more times realistic,truthful and honest than Dayan J.

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    MR’s options are not just diminished, Completely gone.
    No way he can come back again.

    Gota seems to be almost a mental case because he understands that past corruptions
    will certainly lock him up in Welikada if not Hague.

    Basil is already locked up.

    More members of family are also expecting trouble.

    A curse has fallen upon the family for robbing the country and the people,

    RIP corrupt Family. MR has only one way to go now. Down Down and possibly JAIL.

    Whether it be Welikada or Hague they will be given separate rooms (Cells)

    For the Family rest of their lives will be hell after death HELL again.

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      We are only just beginning to regain the good name of our country and as proclaimed by the Rajapakses that they love Sri Lanka, none of them should contest for any public office until all these accusations of bribery, corruption and nepotism are cleared.

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    Ooops Malinda, I guess your new laptop dreams are now dashed.Gemmba looks as if he is out of the game despite the once vigarous support of Malinda.

    Malinda Malli, time for you to find another pond – this gemmba is now sunk.

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    What a change of fortunes.Malinda at last sees the light. Mahinda’s machinations come to a dead end.There is hope that people will see the light at the end of the tunnel
    that was exploited by a familial Dictatorship.

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    The ex-Ps face without the paint blends well with that of the common men of Sri Lanka.

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    Malinda, have done it. much better. For the new President, country is first and he sees most of the MPs and ministers that backs your man(I can say so without upsetting you)want to do so only to save themselves, and that support augurs well with him because this is the only way he can save himself and his kith and kin from their misdeeds, which range from killings, to mega misappropriation of funds and corruption. Yes, as you said the Sinhala nationalists feel the election result didn’t help their agenda going forward, what you didn’t fail to mention was the fact the votes of village folks. The latter has always been a group of blind-faith men and women, the saw their gratitude and loyalty to the level of worshipping. This group didn’t see the bitter side of the MR’s affairs as the news doesn’t get to them, something better managed by MR’s government, making sure only his better side of things are delivered to this poor folks. The opening of the freed of press and information has dealt a heavy blow in this regards, and I guess they have now started of feeling that they were taken for a ride by this mob, and waiting to show MR, how they digest all this.

    The only way to bring dear MR back to power is to play the racial and patriotism card, in the former resurrecting the LTTE, and in the latter portraying the electric chair is waiting for the hero. How efficiently they do the campaign on these two issue will be the game breaker and determine whether their effective or not. As far as Maithiri is concerned, he is a unique person in that he is prepared to who even prepared to hand cuff himself foregoing his own power, but still a politician, particularly grown filled with frustration in him watching with disgust what was going around him under MR Government. So, when it comes to handling MR, bad comes to worse, he doesn’t even bother some of his techniques, and which MR knows. It is very worry some for MR and his swindlers looking at the close relationship Mangala developed I a short period of time with John Kerry. The Technical experts USA possess and their policeman role would be handy to get to funds hidden by MR’s, if they were kept in countries other than North Korea, China, Iran or Russia, even Cuba seems not be safer any more. Their hurry to do whatever they can is understandable.

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    Woah ! what a faithful DOG who initially calls an EX as President while addressing the CURRENT PRESIDENT by his 1st name…

    Look at MR’s photo, looks so dejected and the make up artists seem to have done a good job while he was the Palakaya ….Now he knows the power he was wielding with an iron fist.. The best OPTION for MR is to settle down in retirement rather than be a boxer who has been knocked down and tries to get on his feet at the count of 10.. He probably is doing so to pave the way for Namal’s future..He should also stop wasting public funds by going around the country attending Bodhi Poojas with his coolies and paid journalists…

    In the history of SL no other EX-President has been doing this at state expense.Limit how much petrol he gets per month…!!!

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    I feel instead of demanding if we could act so that we are deserved and people cannot deny our importance that is lasting.We paste photos all over and ask others to vote us. If person doing the make up mislead us we are no where.If we have a well scrutinized programme for people and we could convince our capability through past records that is good.Otherwise for what we are especting votes from people.Till people are very busy api ithin goda thamai.

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    MR is a spent force and those backing him are those who cannot stand on their own feet. The masses want answers to the rampant corruption and nepotism that has plagued the country during his rule. Time for payback for crimes committed.

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    Malinda, that meeting MS and his close loyalists had with MR and his handful from that gang of 40 thieves was clearly a NON-EVENT. Please note that there will be no such meetings in the future, and that prospect is but wishful thinking.

    It is self-evident that 19A has put paid to any ambitions MR and his band of thieves may have had of a come-back of any sort. They are dead and buried, and any attempts at resurrection will fail.

    You say: “Finally there are the Sinhala nationalists who feel that the January 8 result was a body-blow to majority concerns. Interestingly, they probably form the majority of the numbers supporting Mahinda Rajapaksa at this point (perhaps for a lack of an alternative?).”

    How on earth do you determine that the majority who voted for MR are Sinhala nationalists (whatever that may mean). It is common knowledge that rampant bribery, corruption, threats and intimidation played a dominant part at the elections. That is why Basil and Lalith Weeratunga etc etc are now being investigated.

    To this litany of criminality must be added the misinformation broadcast by corrupt lap-top journalists of your ilk during the campaign.

    Playing the racist card, as you are now attempting to do, will not wash with the SRI LANKAN NATIONALISTS who are really the overwhelming majority.

    In fact it is MR and his Gang of Four (Wimal, Dinesh, Vasu and Gammanpila, those clowning desperadoes) who are painting themselves into a corner. You are already in a corner too and vainly and stupidly trying the impossible high-jump to come clean. Please note, we nationalists have long memories and have yet to forgive you.

    Malinda, though it looks like there is more life left in that boot-lickers’ laptop, don’t make a bloody ass of yourself by pretending to be a political analyst.

    You are clearly a closet MR loyalist trying to pass off as an independent journalist. We all know that, so please throw away that post- 8 January mask that you are foolishly trying to wear to save your skin.

    Beware, the end is nigh!

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    Don’t have any wild imaginations of MR’S comeback through whatever door. For what they committed during their regime they will have to answer the masses. With freely available money in hand, they may show popularity with people shouting and showing placards and crowd. SLFP may take a beating at the next elections but would firm a National govt.with UNP.
    The MR and his royal family may show the money power but they would be disgraced with various exposures yet to come.

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    Malinda,
    It is better that you also do jumping the Ship as Future is not good with jarapassa clan

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    Talking about the Sinhala Nationalists., they are in fact the great majority in the 70 % plus inhabitant population,

    They are the ones who have to decide whether to elect any of the other three groups.

    Real crooks and the guilty ones are already with the Yahapalan team.I don’t think there need to be a prize to guess who they are.

    Ranil and his UNP have totally given up on the Sinhala Nationalists vote even in Colombo.

    How can a Muslim Organizer convince the Sinhala Nationalists that CBK Diaspora Ranil and Mangala are good for them..

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      K.A Sumanaseker, you cannot be that thick to be still believing that all Sinhala-Buddhists are racists and nationalists and will vote only for the like-minded. UK just concluded their General Election and it found anybody with the slightest hint of racism had been rejected (as per the leader of UKIP). They even elected a Sri Lankan, named Ranil Jayawardana. That is the measure of their culture that we should try and emulate.

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        Sylvi Dear,

        Go ahead and be happy.

        Get your new Govt to practice a bit of Yahapalana too .

        And train those arrogant pricks in the Immigration Uniforms to treat our Sinhala nationalists, I mean the real ones like Sanga with a bit of respect.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “Talking about the Sinhala Nationalists., they are in fact the great majority in the 70 % plus inhabitant population,”

      That is one reason you have more stupid people than all minorities put together.

      If you take South Asia as a whole your stupid Sinhalese constitute a tiny fraction.

      However usually the Sinhala/Buddhists are supposed to be the smart ass nationalists who constitute a noisy minority.

      Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.

      – Charles de Gaulle

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    Malinda

    MARAs days are gone for good.

    Time for you to jump to the other side.

    Jagath

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    Malinda should have looked at the options of Maithripala.

    Venerable Rathanasara and Mr Champika , I don’t think are among the MPs and Ministers who hold Bank Accounts opened by the Singapore Crew with ex LTTE bonds and other fixed income Deposits as alleged by Weerawansa in Kurunagala..

    Therefore they do not have to obey Ranil, CBK. Suren, or Mangala.

    They promised before the Election that they will never allow TNA to create separate states , Neither they would allow the brave soldiers to be tried for War Crimes.

    If Ranil scores with the Vellala Muslim and Anglican vote,how can Bodhi Sira control Ranil , now that he has sort of castrated himself with the 19 A..

    Or should I say Ranil has done it for him.

    Plus Sira got the job with the TNA and SLMC vote.

    So he is already under obligation to them to fulfil their wishes which must have been at,least discussed if not put in writing.

    So what options has Sira got?.

    Not much, I would say rater than giving the TNA the North and Hakeem and Bathuthudeen the East.

    Or try to sack Ranil, which will be nearly impossible as uncle Kerry must have reminded Sira during his visit.

    The only other option for Sira will be to go with Ranil all the way, allowing Ranil to “fix” both Rathne and Champika .

    I mean arrest them for treason, perhaps.

    Rajapaksa will be taken care of by Uncle Kerry’s experts helping Welimuna and Upul investigation commissioners.

    If the great majority which Malinda refers to as Sinhala Nationalists make too much noise it will be Egypt for sure.

    Libya and Syria are not possible because North and the East will be out of bounds to the majority.

    And Ranil and Nephew can send all 300,000 soldiers to help the UNP Police to crush any sort of dissent in any of the other 7 provinces.

    We are into interesting times for sure, mate.

    Interesting to watch how much of Ranil’s next Defence Budget will allocate for Water Cannon Trucks, Rubber Bullets , Taser Guns and Live Ammunition…

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      .
      Sinhala Vellala Sumane says, “We are into interesting times for sure, mate”.
      .
      .
      That’s for sure….. waiting for white van secrets to come out.

      :-)

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    Contrary to Malinda Seneviratne’s presumption, MR-MS meeting was concluded exactly the way people expected. It is common knowledge that President Sirisena will never take any action towards forming a future SLFP government and therefore never accommodate Mahinda Rajapaksa under any circumstances. However, nobody can accuse Mahinda Rajapaksa in future for not trying to make any amends for the sake of the SLFP.

    What is actually happening in Sri Lanka? The Sri Lankan President is the first human cloned for political reasons. His clones are all over Sri Lanka ruling the country. They come in every shape and form. The political ideologies of his clones are in contrast to each other and they are not answerable to anybody. In their vying to outmanoeuvre each other, they put the country in peril, as every clone is driven by his or her own personal agenda.

    The popularity of President Sirisena is sub-zero now. The manner in which he rules the country at an ad-hoc basis can be surmised in two ways: i.e. it is, as if someone has promised him the prestigious Nobel Prize and therefore he is all out to woo the Tamil origin people disregarding the sentiments of the Sinhalese majority OR he was not expected to win the last presidential election and therefore he is still not ready to run the day-to-day business of the government.

    President Sirisena will never step down from the SLFP chairmanship. For his own survival, it is very important for President Sirisena to keep the chairmanship of the SLFP thereby barring its victory, in order for UNP to win the general election which seems to be his fervent wish. The Central Committee of the SLFP and the handful of MPP who are still clinging to the President, are being used shamelessly for his personal agenda. Those SLFP MPP who are still with the President will not be able to return to the Parliament again, even if they contest under the SLFP, as all their party supporters have become Mahinda loyalists. They have two options to make their future. They should either join the UNP sinking ship, and contest under them or join Mahinda Rakapaksa. In the event they join the UNP, it is highly unlikely that, ruthlessly selfish and selfishly ambitious UNPers will genuinely take care of them other than using them for their own political agenda. As the President has no regard for these ‘orphaned’ SLFP MPP, now they are in a situation where there is a precipice in front and wolves behind them.

    In the meantime, Mahinda Rajapaksa’s popularity is steadily increasing. He is taking every challenge head on, regardless how difficult the situation is. Mahinda Rajapaksa grabs the limelight effortlessly. People are drawn by his magnetic charm and sincerity.

    Without a single new development project in the horizon under the ‘Good Governance” Government and in the brink of losing more jobs, people are getting frustrated. Even the UNPers and those who voted President Sirisena for no apparent reason, are also disappointed. The young adults and the unemployed are rallying around Mahinda Rajapaksa, him, being their only hopeful who would create jobs and upgrade their livelihood byway of re-commencing the stalled development projects and introducing new. Mahinda Rajapaksa loyalists have come forward to do justice to him whom they trust, will work for the best interest of the country. The patriots have rallied around Mahinda Rajapaksa in order to create a stabilized country. With this powerful massage of people being sent to the President and the government, combined with Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ambition, persistence and determination, what else can we expect, other than a clear victory. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s forceful and powerful drive will succeed, the day he decides to form a new party.

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      hooo hoooo hooo

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        YEEHAW!

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    Mahinda PM candidacy is inappropriate for a multitude of reasons. His backers should back down and let him be.

    They need to find a fresh new alternative leader from the SLFP. Dayasiri is an excellent candidate who can take SLFP and the alliance forward.

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    “It is ironical that he has to submit the request to the man he could have but didn’t appoint as Prime Minister when he, Rajapaksa, was President,..”.

    He did not promote honest leaders but appointed criminals on one hand and popular personalities on the other to the cabinet and other institutions to protect his power base.

    Mr M Rajapakse had been in power as minister, prime minister and president for many years. He must learn from leaders of western countries whose time is limited to 8 or 10 years at the top and at the end go peacefully.

    His so called supporters want to come back to power in order to undo the investigation of their misdeeds.

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    Well analysed Malinda.Fine.

    MR should know Time deposits on Simple Interest yield diminishing returns.

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      Plato

      Did you factor inflation into your computation?

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    The silver lining in the Article which is the dark cloud is that the Lap Topping Malinda is getting rehabilitated from his craving. A long way to go yet, Malinda, but keep writing, that could be the antidote to cure the urge for top lapping.

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    There has to be a day of reckoning for the vicious unmentionables like Malinda Seneviratne who ACTIVELY contributed to the infamy of the
    Rajapaksa horde, even though it might have been for a laptop. Their new-found, “pure as the driven snow” posture of fake objectivity needs to be exposed for what it is.
    There is legal terminology to describe those who participated in crimes without being directly responsible for them. Malinda Seneviratne belongs in such a category and should pay the price for it.

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    why the ex.president wish to be nominated as prime ministerial candidate in the coming election ? People who have occupied the higher esteem of Presidential post, couldn’t be asking for demoted prime ministry post!!.. It’s like some of our High court judges practising as lawyers after their retirement . A President who had wiped out the rebellion should maintain his credentials at all times, and humbly request him not to fall into his bad companion’s inferior motives.

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    Good thoughts.
    What happened to Mahinda can (and should) serve as a excellent life long lesson for not only the politicians but for every ordinary citizen. As Lord Buddha said nothing is permanent.
    MR won the hearts of 95% of srilankans for ending the war. But that victory caused him to go mad and lose all common sense. He looted and plundered the nation to the bone. He ran srilanka as if it was his private estate. He surrounded himself with Criminals, drug dealers and thugs.
    One of the best arguments against MR was made by the Young Hirinuka premechandra. She asked a very simple question – “My father was very close to MR. He was killed by a fellow MP. For three years MR protected that MP. If this is the justice someone so close to the president gets we can only imagine what type of justice an ordinary citizen can get under MR”.
    the LTTE terror was felt in the North and East, the areas bordering the North-East, Colombo and occationally in other parts of the counry. But the Terro of MR and his goons were felt in All parts of the country.
    What happened to MR should be studied by Students of politics for generations to come. Arrogance and greed got the best of him.

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      Adhil summarized every thing very nice.

      I don’t think MR should be given an opportunity again. Because, he screwed up that bad.

      The worst thing is he screwed it up for GOTA too.

      Because of MR and his gang, even Gota may not a chance.

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    As far as I am concerned, it is not even relevant to be talking of MR’s current political options. MR served two terms as President, occupying the highest office in the land to which a Sri Lankan can aspire to. And after the privilege he’s had of serving the country in that role, he should simply bow out with due grace. It is an insult to the office of President if he now seeks a lesser political role. To bow out of active politics is not so much as an option for MR but a compelling imperative.

    Does MR wish his already tarnished image to be further eroded?

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      He has unfinished business… IT was his DESIRE TO DIE WHILE HOLDING OFFICE… so that he gets a state funeral with a couple days mourning… He is hell bent on regaining the power that he wielded.He should be g;lad that he didnt die in a hume pipe like Gadaffi or even a pot hole like Saddam…

      Had a SL spring, sprung up like the Arab Spring…MR would have been broken by his bones….Lucky escape until now..may be he would be thrown in jail sooner than later…

      KARMA IS A BYATCH… would bite the ass, twice as hard…Gota to follow

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