By H. L. D. Mahindapala –
The joint opposition was desperately looking for a common candidate to (1) end, if possible, its divisive, internecine conflicts and (2) present a formidable and acceptable candidate who could stand up to the incumbent, Mahinda Rajapaksa. On Friday (November 20, 2014) the mystery candidate revealed himself : Maithripala Sirisena which the Opposition strategists calculate to be a coup because he was the General Secretary of the SLFP. They also took into consideration some of his Sinhala-Buddhist credentials which Ranil Wickremesinghe lacks. But can they achieve their goal by appointing Maithripala Sirisena as the common candidate? Or will they go into further disarray as events unfurl in the days ahead?
Before going deeper into this aspect it is necessary to get our heads round what this election is all about. This election is not about constitutions. The issue of whether the current Constitution should be abolished or not, is a red herring. Though it is whipped up to a frenzy as the final answer to the nation’s current needs it is a non-issue. After the failure of three constitutions before (Soulbury, Colvin and JR) there is no guarantee that the next constitution, whatever it may be, is going to be the final answer. This election is based on the fundamental issue of whether to drop the pilot in mid-air or to fly back to the pre-2009 era when the Ranil-Prabhakaran Agreement, written by anti-Sri Lankan Norway, was dragging the nation to the depths of despair.
Trying to draft ideal constitutions is like building castles on the sea shore: the next huge wave is bound to wash it away. After all, the British developed the mother of all parliaments without a written constitution, or a pre-existing model. It is the collective genius of the British that produced the Westminster model. Besides, Soviet Russia was supposed to have had one the best constitutions ever written. Where did it take the Soviet peoples who were under its jackboots? The constitution of the Weimar Republic – Dr. N. M. Perera wrote his second doctoral thesis on the greatness of it – collapsed under the ruthless forces of Hitler. Phillip Gunawardena, of course, argued that it collapsed under the theoretical weight of NM’s thesis!
The emphasis on the legal framework of constitutions to regulate and act as checks and balances to maintain justice, law and order is highly overrated. It is not constitutions that really make or break nations. It is the people in command of whatever constitutions that are in place that make constitutions work and guide nations. It is the people who can make a constitution work or fail. The Greek city states were run by a variety of constitutions and Aristotle, who wrote a thesis on constitutions of Greek city states, went as far as justifying slavery – a common feature of Greek states. Plato condemned democracy though he, with all his theoretical knowledge, failed in his attempt to run a state.
This is not to deny that there is no place for a constitution to define the limits of power in a state. But, by and large, amendments to the constitutions have been to increase the powers of the state according to the exigencies of the time. That does not mean constitutions must be changed like the way that Sirisena and Wickremesinghe change their underwear. In fact, all this talk about changing the constitution is irrelevant in solving the big issues of the nation. None of the proposed constitutions is going to solve any of the problems unless those entrusted with running and maintaining the integrity of the constitution are restrained effectively by independent institutions and intrepid individuals who will have the untrammeled authority and the power from the highest sources of the state to uphold the rule of law.
However, what is relevant is the context in which the constitutional issue is defined by the common candidate, Sirisena. The joint opposition has identified the presidential constitution, designed and launched by JRJ, with Wickremesinghe voting for it, as the evil that should be destroyed. Following this line Sirisena says that he will abolish the constitution in 100 days and make Ranil Wickremesinghe the Prime Minister. But who will be the beneficiary of this process on January 8? Not Sirisena, not the joint opposition, not the nation. It will be only Wickremesinghe because he will be enthroned with the power that he couldn’t get by contesting Mahinda Rajapakse face-to-face. In short, Sirisena has come forward to dance in public according to Wickremesinghe’s drum beat.
Incidentally, the biggest constitutional issue facing the nation, the issue of 13 plus or minus, is not even mentioned by Sirisena. Why? He avoids that issue and jumps straight into the irrelevant constitutional issue of abolishing the presidential system. This is meant to take the nation in a whole new direction. But he is faced with the complicated legal procedures and political land mines involved in abolishing the existing constitution and making Wickremesinghe the Prime Minister within 100 days. It means changing the constitution from the presidential system to the parliamentary system. If Sirisena can do it in 100 days it will be a bigger miracle next to that of President Mahinda Rajapakse defeating the Tamil Tiger Pol Pot. Probably, the 100 days limit was announced as an excuse not to abolish the constitution at the end of 100 days and postpone the issue sine die like the others.
There is also the other the issue of whether Sirisena, in the unlikely event of his winning the presidential election, will willingly hand over power to Wickremesinghe to make him the Prime Minister. It will be like Siri Sangabo handing over his severed head to appease the wish of the peasant’s wife who was demanding the head of the king. So, what is at stake, more than anything else, will revolve round the central issue of who will be Numero Uno: Sirisena the elected President or Wickremesinghe the nominated Prime Minister? Political rivalries and the implementation of electoral promises will bedevil the post-election period along with the complex legal, political and constitutional issues.
After all, Sirisena is not giving up his strategic position of being the General Secretary of the ruling party and his Ministerialship to hand over power to Wickremesinghe, eh? Despite his proclaimed pieties about presenting a clean administration, one of the major underlying reasons for his cross-over is his failure to get the premiership in Mahinda Rajapakse’s regime. Clearly, his ambition is to grab power, like all other politicians, and retain it in his hands for his good. Of course, there is nothing wrong with this because all politicians fight to win power for their own glory first and the people incidentally. So the plain question facing the electorate is this: if Sirisena is unhappy with President Mahinda Rajapakse not giving him the premiership will he be the next Siri Sangabo who will hand over his head to Wickremesinghe?
As for Wickremesinghe, it is obvious that he has opted once again to back Sirisena after his failed mission to promote Sarath Fonseka. His record in either promoting himself or even his proxies has been dismal failure known to the electorate. This time too he is promoting an SLFPer, another non-UNPer, because (1) he knows that he can’t win power with the consent of the people, (2) he hopes to gain power through the backdoor by piggy-backing on a non-UNPer and (3), most of all, the majority Sinhala-Buddhist voters will not trust him as far as they can throw an elephant.
The most humiliating and tragic plight of the UNPers is that they do not have a leader of their own to lead them into battle. What is the point in having a leader who can’t produce results? This is like a sterile father who has to borrow the seeds of another man and plant them in his wife’s womb to produce a child. When the UNP has to rely on outsiders to find a credible leader voters / UNPers have a right to ask whether they can trust either the UNP, their leader or their proxies and their promises. If elections are about making choices on policies, programmes and personalities why vote for proxies of a party that has been rejected by the people 28 times? If the UNP is seeking devious routes to get into power why should the electorate vote for its proxies? Wickremesinghe tried to creep in by hanging on to the stripes and pips of Gen. Fonseka. He failed. This is the second time he is trying by hanging on to the Sirisena’s tail. Can it work?
The UNP is hoping to repeat their performance in Badulla. President Mahinda Rajapakse must be wishing the UNP more victories like that where the voting percentage dropped without removing the powers of the UPFA to run the administration. What is more, the euphoria of the opposition as if they have already won the election is rather premature. Many more factors have to fall into place before January 8, 2015 to claim victory.
As of now, the alignment of the diverse forces is neither clear nor complete. As of now Mahinda Rajapakse still holds the upper hand. Time and again he has shown the capacity of snatching victory from the jaws of critical threats. His victories over Prabhakaran and Gen. Sarath Fonseka are convincing examples. In defeating Gen. Fonseka he crushed the joint opposition from north to south. Besides, there are no indications that he has lost the appeal nor the skills to recover and win under trying conditions. There are many grounds on which MR can be faulted. But there isn’t a single major reason why he should be defeated when he stands out as the greatest achiever of our time.
Hooter / November 23, 2014
Mahindapala you are Mahinda’s puppet. Just sit down in Australia and don’t meddle in Sri Lanka affairs. You are living in comfort and trying to dictate affairs of this country. We will decide our destiny. We don’t need Sri Lankans jokers like you who are citizens of other countries to give big stories. You write about Australian politics for the Australian Sri Lankans. Please get lost.
Amarasiri / November 23, 2014
H. L. D. Mahindapala
RE: Maithripala – Ranil’s Latest Puppet
Shilling, and Rajapaksa Shilers are coming out, but the people will not be fooled.
1, Looks like shills and Whitewashes are very active again.All the shills and Whitewashes had Ranil W, as the target, and they had thousands of poster printed with Ranil W. as the target.
“On Friday, Ranil Wickremesinghe informed a gathering of UNPers that the Rajapaksas had printed posters worth hundreds of millions of rupees attacking him, in the confident expectation of him becoming the UNP candidate. A laughing Mr. Wickremesinghe advised the regime to destroy the posters, as his audience cheered.”
Alas, the situation changed during the past 48 hours. They all are disoriented.
JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA / November 24, 2014
This westernized, self elevated MAHA KALU SINHALAYA, H. L. D. Mahindapala is still in the milk sucking age.
Toddlers does not know and do not care even they when they poo or urinate and play with that.
So just ignore him is better,
He does not have any self respect, do not have any knowledge of the POOR SRI LANKANS Sufferings as a just ball sucker of Jarapassa clan Like Vermin Silava .
He looks like a court jester,
Like his friends, Geneva Lost Pee Risk, Jarapaal, Mahlindaa ,Wermin Silava, Cheap Justice,who does not see the reality in Sri Lanka.
He should know that, His F king and Clan,the other goons are living on, sucking the blood of middle east working women.
He should know that The terrorists War was won over the blood of innocents and expence of hard working sri lankans
Mahindapala, sorry to say that, You are a So called theoretically Educated, practically sri Lankan society not known Idiot
Amarasiri / November 23, 2014
H. L. D. Mahindapala,
Let’s see who is a Shill and Who is Whitewasher of Mahinda Rajapaksa? Mahinda-Pala, do not go by the namesake Mahinda, to be a Shill of Mahinda.
A White-washer or Whitewash anything, as deceptive words or actions, used to cover up or gloss over faults, errors, or wrongdoings, or absolve a wrongdoer from blame.
A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization.
“Shill” typically refers to someone who purposely gives onlookers the impression that they are an enthusiastic independent customer of a seller (or marketer of ideas) for whom they are secretly working. The person or group who hires the shill is using crowd psychology to encourage other onlookers or audience members to purchase the goods or services (or accept the ideas being marketed). Shills are often employed by professional marketing campaigns. “Plant” and “stooge” more commonly refer to any person who is secretly in league with another person or organization while pretending to be neutral or actually a part of the organization he is planted in, such as a magician’s audience, a political party, or an intelligence organization (see double agent).
Shilling is illegal in many circumstances and in many jurisdictions because of the potential for fraud and damage; however if a shill does not place uninformed parties at a risk of loss, but merely generates “buzz,” the shill’s actions may be legal. For example, a person planted in an audience to laugh and applaud when desired (see claque), or to participate in on-stage activities as a “random member of the audience,” is a type of legal shill.
Shill can also be used pejoratively to describe a critic who appears either all-too-eager to heap glowing praise upon mediocre offerings, or who acts as an apologist for glaring flaws. In this sense, such a critic would be an indirect shill for the industry at large, because said critic’s income is tied to the prosperity of the industry.
Ben Hurling / November 24, 2014
Exactly who’s puppet is Mahindapala?
The million dollar question.
Old Lake House Hand / November 24, 2014
[Edited out] Mahindapala, come along with your Tamil Lady and see how much we are suffering as Sinhalese ,without commenting from cushy Australia.
You seem derilious and sad for soon there will be no free trips and luxury hotels stays in Geneva for you [Edited out] at the Sri Lankan tax payers expense?The same goes for your friend Rajasingham of Asain Tribune.
Gerrycan / November 23, 2014
A whole lot of cock and bull from a joker who looks whose writing mirror the image of his likeness, the cartoon character Prof Calculus.
Indra / November 23, 2014
I address you as such because you deserve no respect.
Whether the issue is made out to be abolition of the Exec Presidency or any other, it does not matter. The issue was whether Sri Lankans are going to permit the Kabaragoya family from Medamulana to run Sri Lanka like a family kumbura.
We Sri Lankans do not want that. You as a lackey of Mara you wanted that. Be informed that you have lost. Now shut up.
Fathima Fukushima / November 23, 2014
Maithirpala is Ranil’s puppet, Mahindapala is Mahinda’s puppet!
Pala = Puppet
bo / November 23, 2014
Noooooo…….Mahindapala = Mahinda, pala!
Jim softy / November 23, 2014
Mahindapala is protecting his diplomatic post in Australia.
Don Stanely / November 23, 2014
And Mahindapala is Mahinda Jarapassa’s latest puppet!
AVB / November 24, 2014
Mahindapala is a Lanka Tamil hater more than Rajapakse lover.. That is the main reason why he like to see MR in power…
I have heard him talking and spreading venom against all minorities in Lanka in the past… But his [Edited out]
dcn / November 23, 2014
The writer is anti Ranil. He has created a winning combination.
Sinhala Banda / November 23, 2014
You are spot on my friend.
This time a gamaya from Polonnaruwa wants to reach the Heaven by hanging to a shorttailed disabled elephant.
Ranil [Edited out] does not have a backbone to face the reality.
Paul / November 23, 2014
‘The emphasis on the legal framework of constitutions to regulate and act as checks and balances to maintain justice, law and order is highly overrated. It is not constitutions that really make or break nations. It is the people in command of whatever constitutions that are in place that make constitutions work and guide nations’.
MDH has put the cart before the horse. It is precisely because the people in charge of constitutions (i.e. the rulers) are power hungry, corrupt and untrustworthy that checks and balances are needed to maintain justice and protect the citizenry.
Sri Wickrema / November 23, 2014
Mahindapala-A parrot of MR
Ravi / November 24, 2014
The rest commented here are parrots of Ranil W who lost 28 elections, a world record for a politician. he he..
HLD is spot on.
Ambedkhar Reborn / November 23, 2014
Prof Wijeyasinghe : Maithiripala is the Best Candidate
Mahindapala : Maithiripala – Ranil ‘ s Latest Puppet
Is like, Truth Vs Distortion.
If Mahindapala is the Character SAKUNI in Mahabaratha,
Prof Wijeyasinghe is like Vasudeva Krishna ( not Nanayakara ).
Vasudeva acts for good to triumph evil. Means Dharma triumph the Adharma.
krishna / November 23, 2014
As you a mahinda’s puppet you are talking about others.Yes we read yours always as nonsense.
Lanka / November 23, 2014
Mahindapala- Mahinda’s puppet !!!
Mahindapala became Anti-Ranil since he was thrown out of lake house back in 90’s.
paul / November 24, 2014
“Thrown out by / during Ranil’s reign”..
Somuch for the democracy and press freedom under this eternal opposition leader..
All these brick-bats on anyone with an opposing views shows one thing : that the truth hurts
Harry Hatton / November 23, 2014
This man lives in Australia, pretends cannot speak in sinhala, wears a tie but has a name like ‘Mahindapala”. What a odd man our Pala is !
paul / November 25, 2014
“but has a name like ‘Mahindapala”. What a odd man our Pala is !”
This is resonating as the main issue these guys have against Sinhala buddhist godayas : how dare they get in to high offices, speak in english and try to govern us, we the Colombo elite school educated, king making class!
William Sacks / November 23, 2014
I have been following Mr. Mahindapala’s writings for a very long time and one thing is sure, he is pro Mahinda and cannot see what is happening in the country today, probably because he lives 5000 miles away.
Rule of Law is is not important to him. One should realize rule of law is not only solving petty crimes but it involves everything. Bribery and corruption to favoritism, and much more in between. Small businessman cannot start a business as they have to give a share to a politician. Due to this they have to keep a very high margin of profit, even if they start one. Big businesses also face the same and how can the private sector employ unemployed? We can see infra-structure development in the country but money being spent not part of the money circulation in the country, hence people have no money. During President Premadasa’s time too there was lot of corruption. But money stayed in the country. More or less 50% of the money spent on capital projects now goes elsewhere (not only China) including Australia where Mr. HLDM lives. Politico’s children buy property in Western countries not from their earning but from the money their parents robbed. If rule of law is there in the country lots of these ills in the country will be resolved. Who is responsible for this state of affairs?
Also, he questions Mr. Sirisena’s stance on 13A. Do we know incumbent’s position on this? What has he done so far? Not that majority of us Srilankans think all our problems will be resolved. But first step is to establish Democracy and Law & Order. Others will follow.
Ram / November 23, 2014
” Maithripala Sirisena declared himself as the common candidate for the upcoming presidential election. He Began his speech by reciting verses of the Dhamma pada said he will endure media freedom, abolish 13th amendment and will also change the current electoral system. “
Asaipillai / November 23, 2014
A senile man’s comment. Please do not pay much attention.
george jilmart / November 23, 2014
Fear is creeping in and this joker has contaminated CT with writing rubbish. No doubt of his allegiance to the king and now he is hoping that the king will reward him for this support. This pissfarter from Australia should go back to SL and help his master in this great hour of need. Congrats to Ranil who has proved that he is a far superior strategist than the imbecile who is running the country.
bo / November 23, 2014
Guy who runs Lanka Web!
MrRetort / November 23, 2014
Mahinda Pala and Mahinda Baiya are two sides of the same dud coin
Matilda Ellepola / November 23, 2014
Is this the same man who was imported by another dictator and mass murderer R Premadasa from the land Down Under to sling mud at the opposition around the time of the impeachment of the latter?
Mahinda-Parlour – you the dole bludger better get a life in your twilight years man.. there is more or less moron in Daily Noise called Raaj-Pal and unfortunately you wont have a job in Sri Lanka anymore.
scott / November 23, 2014
Mahindapala, Your slip is showing. The readers of CT are not fools. They can see that you are shitting with fear because you know that your hero Rajapaksa is loosing. So you are trying every trick to sow dissension in the common opposition.
Even an unintelligent person like you should be able to see that practically every political party in the country except the beneficiaries of Rajapaksa, have come together. Why? because Rajapksa has done so much damage to our economy, society, political culture and our moral fabric. You are vainly trying to associate Ranil’s name with Prabhakaran, when it is your hero Rajapkasa that bribed Prabhakaran to keep Ranil out. In Ranil we will have a leader who can lead our country from the present feudalism to modernity.
The people are jubilant with the prospect of getting back their country, and marching towards a future bright and happy for all citizens. Under the true democracy the new government will usher in even a skunk like you can come back to Sri Lanka, and enjoy the dawning new era.
Chandra / November 23, 2014
Every one knows that Mahindapala can be bought with a little money and something more. He is a political pimp. Wait and see you mahindapala. We will settle scores with you when this despot is defeated once and for all.
Lorenzo / November 24, 2014
he was a political pimp of Premadasa
over 10 years ago i saw [Edited out] tamil wife slap [Edited out] for trying to allure a young girl half his age at a Sri Lankan function in Melbourne.
everyone saw it. wish i had a video phone to record it
Uthungan / November 25, 2014
Now we know why he became anti-Tamil after [Edited out]
Ananda-USA / November 24, 2014
Bravo! A brilliant exposition on the choice before the Sri Lankan voters: ELECT the sitting President and “greatest achiever of our time” .. or ELECT a treacherous defector allying himself with the nation’s enemies to become a proxy of the man who cannot get himself elected!
Well done! Beautifully clarified!
Leon / November 24, 2014
It is questionable whether the,Govt of Rajapakse could have beaten the Tamil Tigers if not for the support given by the
Malayalee Mafia of India, Pakistan, US, UK and Israel.
So Mahinda and his brother Gota cannot take the credit for winning the war as you say in your one sided article.
Bandu / November 24, 2014
It’s true Ranil has one only one mantra; I support you, you win, give me PMship in 100 days, change constitution so that you’ll be under me. This was exactly what Good Old General said a few years ago. It’s true too that you get into big troubles, up to getting assassinated, only to hand over what you earned for nothing. Politics is such that you got to make everybody happy, maybe including your enemies. History indicates that’s what Sirisena had done in the past, including supporting Mahinda to PMship under Chandrika. But there should be an end to unfathomable atrocities incurred by the current regime. The organisers including the monks in politics seem to have done the initial work professionally. In a country like Sri Lanka what next is extremely unpredictable. Considering the past 50 odd years of politics only one man I can think of as an honest guy, even to a small scale. That was D B Wijetunga, who threw away the Presidency as a dirty toilet paper. I may be wrong here.
I believe a change was beckoned. And change would be appreciated by the mass. But for how long is unpredictable. I remember my mother used to say ‘opena beehive at least to lick the fingers’.
Good luck Sri Lanka. Go with Sri Lankan style democracy.
pran / November 24, 2014
Man pls get lost if you have nothing newsworthy to say rather than trying to feed us with your personal opinions. In this sense, I see many better writers than – this kind of losers, like DJ and Mahindapala,-among our readerrship who regualarly opines and always give us more thought provoking ideas than these rubbish. This joker was waiting and planning his grand entrance, to return to his his glory days(with R Premadasa) again. He is trying to feel relavant once more under Sajith’s patronage, and now they are mad that they lost the opportunity to do so. If we see Divaina, Chemistry Prof Gunawardana is writing opinion pieces on why the people dont need/follow the common candidate, not how to improve the sorry state of higher education in SL. BBS Gandassara is flabbergasted, and lost for words now, owner of collective sinhala Buddhist voters, who can command them to vote at the lift of a finger to the who he wants. They should keep their mouth shut doing what they know best, not politics or trying to express our feelings towards the present regime using their minds.
upali wijewardene / November 24, 2014
Mahindapala is a premadasa SUK..r and is back to stab Ranil in the back. Wonder whether the kangaroos had been at work on his backside to have survved this long, but has been quiet. He is pouncing at the first opportunity to elevate his masters son, who has no signs of the father. Mahindapala, please stay downunder and rot without destroying the future of the UNP
Ravi / November 24, 2014
Dear Mr. HLD Mahindapala,
Your article is excellent. It made so many eelamists and MR haters of Colombo Telegraph very angry. I salute you for your selfless contribution to mother Lanka and your superb journalist skills.
May be these information provided below will be useful research for your next article.
List of (ONLY) the registered companies belong to Mithripala Sirisena’s bother Dudley. They controlled rice (mafia) distribution in SL.
Hotel Sudu Araliya,
Araliya Green Hill,
Araliya Auto Car Sale,
Araliya Consultant Service,
Araliya Amtad Araliya Engineering,
Araliya Power and Energy
Araliya Grand Colombo
total worth of Dudley according to man himself is Rs. 3,000,000,000 but it could be even double that amount ???? Then other brothers Priyantha Sirisena and Raju Sirisena both are rouges. They are into illegal sales of mahaveli river sand in Manampitiya area in large scale and lot of other fraud.
Read this interview with Dudley on Ceylon Today : http://www.ceylontoday.lk/89-71126-news-detail-dudley-sirisena-denies-minister-brother-helped-him.html
Sirisena, together with his son and his brothers were the political thugs who were terrorising and intimidating other businesses in Polonnaruwa district.
The Corruption Queen CBK has selected the correct counterpart from Raja Rata to contest Mahinda R.
Ram / November 24, 2014
Thank you. Very informative.
It seems our politicians have studied at the feet of Jeyalalitha and her ilk. The path to quick unearned wealth lies ONLY in politics.
paul / November 26, 2014
“Your article is excellent. It made so many eelamists and MR haters of Colombo Telegraph very angry. I salute you for your selfless contribution to mother Lanka and your superb journalist skills.”
Excellent observation. I salute for this.
“List of (ONLY) the registered companies belong to Mithripala Sirisena’s bother Dudley. They controlled rice (mafia) distribution in SL. Araliya Rice, Hotel Sudu Araliya, Araliya Lands, Araliya Green Hill,…”
This bothers me a bit though. If this is true and these men are truly corrupt, then the buck must stop with MR. If you know this clearly, he should know too. Why did he not sack him earlier then?. Is he condoning -and even engaging in corrupt practices to remain in power?
Ravi / November 26, 2014
I agree with you. But a country needs at least 20 ministers and 100 odd MPs to run this (political side of things) place. If MR decided to sack corrupt MPs and ministers from both UPFA & UNP during his period, then the parliament would have been left with 2 – 3 JVP MPs only.
Upasiri de silva / November 24, 2014
HLD, during the LTTE fighting days, even though you were married to a Tamil Lady, you did a very good service to help the patriotic soldiers to fight the war, but when Kusum Balapatabendi was appointed as the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Australia, you and few others start publishing various false information as you and the other were angry with Mrs. CBK. But you failed to stop his or before him Major general Janaka Perera assuming duties as the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Australia. Now as you are sucking Rajapaksa for various perks, trying to spread a false rumour about Ranil. Actually Ranil managed to be a PUPPET of Mahinda via Sajith Premadasa your former boss President Ranasinghe Premadsas’s son.
You are well aware that UVA PS election was a fixed election and the votes GSF’s party got was distributed to UNP members to show Sajith did the trick, to get him the Deputy leaders position in the UNP. It works but Ranil came to know about the way Rajapaksa was trying to trap him and on various occasions when Sajith proposed his name as the Presidential candidate against Mahinda he managed to avoid any further discussions. The Rajapaksa plan was to get you to contest as the Presidential candidate and Sajith to work for you at the beginning and then withdraw his support after creating some divisions, and after you win, help Sajith to throw Ranil from the Leadership of the UNP and you to take over as the Leader, and for you or any other Rajapaksa to be the President in Sri lanka for many years, robbing the country of every thing. But you and your friend Mahinda Rajapaksa failed that attempt and now Rajapaksa is having a formidable opposition and a very honest and Buddhist Candidate is contesting as the Presidential candidate.
Siresena is not a puppet of Ranil, as Ranil never even knew Mrs. CBK was discussing with Siresena about the common candidate. Ranil came to know about this in UK when he had a face to face meting with Mrs. CBK.
Don’t cry HLD, this time Mahinda is gone and Gotabaya will not be able to start his planed coup with the Rakna lanka battalion, as the Army has taken a stand to be neutral and if GSF become the D/ Minister Defence to help him to stop all corrupt activates in the country.
Lapatibandi / November 24, 2014
Dear Mr Upasiri (aka Balapatabandi),
Don’t blame HLD M for the mess you people created. You people mastered the art of stealing but couldn’t master the art of hiding the money. Don’t forget lot of SL staff work for various banks in Australia. May be some just typed that surname to check what they have got?
You shamelessly attack HLD for all your sins.
Is this the incident you talk about ?
Upasiri de Silva / November 25, 2014
You are mistaken myself as Balapatabendi. I don’t use hidden names like you and many others to give my honest opinion t o the. CT. Ct knows that very well. HLD working and supporting for Mahinda for the perks he promised to him is well known to many.
Do you want a President who tried to stop the LTTE war at the last movement and now with the help of KP and the Tamil Daispora trying to hand over the North and East to KP for the money they promise or a cleaner Sri Lanka, for the poor people living in Sri Lanka?
You may be aware that HLD worked. For Premadasa as the Chief Editor of Lake House and did immense damage to the Sinhal Buddhist young generation during his time, and got the marching orders after President Pre masa got the just desert he was waiting for.
Every one is talking about the War as Mahindaand Gota while in Colombo won that and Defence services personals were sleeping under trees in the Wanni. You can support MAHINDA Rajapaksa, but the future of Sri Lanka is already handed over to Cihina for their corrupt money. Check on CCCC ltd on the Google and see how that Chinese company corrupt the leaders of many countries.
I am no friend of Balapatabendi anymore as he was responsible for most of the Corrupt activities he forced on CBK, but what I argued about was how People angry with CBK tried their best to STOP the government nominees like Janaka and Balapatabendi coming to Australia, but never did any thing to stop some others who even celebrated theVP’s Birthday..
Corruption under Mahinda RAJAPAKSA is so massive people now forgetting the corrupt activities conducted by others. Take Dammika Perera, now a billioner still appointed as a Secratery of a Ministry to facilitate Mahinda’s corrupt activities. If you knew Dhammika then and now thAt is enough for you to open your eyes. I have a fairly good recollect ion who you are but. I am not going to publish your name as you guys like to hide and play as you are supporting corruption.
Upasiri de Silva
Observer Man / November 26, 2014
@Upasiri De Silva
Well argued Sir.