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No-Confidence Motion – Winners & Losers

By Vishwamithra

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” ~ Sun Tsu, Ancient Chinese Military strategist

Within the narrow confines of winning and losing, the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) that was defeated in Parliament yesterday produced, among others, a variety of winners and losers. The euphoria was created by a vocal few, amongst who were Susil Premjayanth, S B Dissanayake, W J Seneviratne, Chandima Weerakkody, Udaya Gammanpila, Wimal Weerawansa, Dinesh Gunawardena, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana and others. It died at the stroke of the hour close to 10 o’clock in the night of February 4. The ‘Pohottuwa’ (the Bud) met its untimely withering before it could even fully bloom. The unsophisticated and soulless Susil Premjayanth’s vociferous contribution in Parliament was met, word to word, by the one who followed him, Kabir Hashim, General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) and Minister of Highways and Higher Education. Hashim exposed the venality and utter hypocrisy of Premjayanth and his alleged corrupt practices when he was Minister in charge of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation during the Rajapaksa era.

The ‘13% gang’ was left naked and fully unclothed. The undressing of those Ministers who represented the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) was consummated with clinical precision by speaker after speaker of the UNP. As political institutions both UPFA and SLFP are fast-approaching endangered species level. The common man’s Party, whose genesis is sourced to SWRD Bandaranaike and his nationalist clique, is being put to shame before our eyes. It is a tragedy of enormous proportions for which there will be no more public sympathy. The hijack is complete. It was being effectuated by the Rajapaksa family. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is now in three identifiable cliques. Sri Lanka Podu-Jana Peramuna (SLPP), those members of the SLFP who voted with the NCM and those who abstained by being absent from the well of the House of Parliament constitute the other two groupings. S W R D must be turning in his grave!

The SLFP, SLPP as political parties and Dinesh Gunawardena, Udaya Gammanpila and Wimal Weerawansa and those Ministers and MPs of the SLFP who voted for the NCM are obvious losers. However, the reader must beware that in this column, I define winning and losing only in terms of failing to achieve the desired goal in the No-Confidence Motion, not necessarily a defeat of the Motion in Parliament as having received lesser number of votes than its antagonists led by Ranil Wickremesinghe and the UNP. In other words, winning and losing has to be defined in terms of the strategic interests of those who introduced the Motion.

All politics is context. The participation or non-participation of the chief beneficiary of the NCM was former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Ouster of Ranil Wickremesinghe would mean, in the strategic interest of the Joint Opposition (JO), the coup de grâce which would entail the installation of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister in a SLFP/SLFP-led government. These guys were in power from 1994, for more than two long and corrupting decades and they still want to continue. The levels of avarice and corruption have completely consumed them; the incomes that came through illegal and immoral means had been sustaining their high, ego-pushed lives; wining and dining in 5-star hotels and furloughs abroad have corrupted their daily life-styles and access to money and fairer sex have debased their minds. Buried in such mountains of corruption, these political coolies have mastered the art of lingo to an extent which could mesmerize the gullible voter. One such example is how Susil Premjayanth made his infamous contribution in Parliament at the debate on the NCM. He spoke as if the voter population is Sri Lanka have been born only after 2015.

The two decades of utter disrepute and corrupt practices indulged in by these very politicians and powerful Ministers, an era in which the culture of corruption was taken to new heights in Sri Lankan society was completely forgotten as if that era never was a reality. People’s memories are fragile; they could be a faint shade of remembrance in a week or two. Demands on day-to-day needs are such, in fast-evolving socio-political dynamic, a memory’s life of a no-confidence-motion might meet its death rapidly. Yet considering the circus of sheer insanity and political treachery that was exhibited in Parliament on April 4, 2018 would go down in our history as, in the words of American President Franklin Roosevelt, a ‘day of infamy’.

In the wake of the failure of the Joint Opposition to unseat Ranil Wickremesinghe from the position of Prime Minster, the UNP stalwarts might be indulging in another kind of spectacle of Champaign and Caviar. But that too would be short-lived. They did not win anything substantial; they were merely granted another lap for their murky and turbulent voyage of indecision and mis-governance. Without a fundamental change in that Party, it is unthinkable how the United National Party could win any national election. Euphoria should have ended with the last vote cast in Parliament on April 4. A complete overhaul, from Chairman to Secretary to the last decision making bigwig in the Party which might include even the leader, has to be undertaken. Let the Parliamentarians and the Working Committee together as one collective body decide who should occupy those positions.

But this noise-making should not end up as another circus of bootlicking and paying pooja to whomever concerned. A political party of repute and grace should not be reduced to an exclusive club of friends and bedfellows. If the focus should be the aim of replacing the leader without the offer of a quid pro quo, it will fail. If the Party decides that Ranil Wickremesinghe should abdicate, it must be done with class and decorum. He must be offered an ‘exit with honor’.

The most classy and honorable sacrifice of position in the country’s politics occurred in 1993. Democratic United National Front (DUNF), the group that broke away from the UNP after the aborted impeachment motion against the then President R Premadasa, had a tremendous problem in their hands. Both Gamini and Lalith were extremely ambitious men. But they were well accomplished politicians too. Two of the brightest stars of the UNP at the time, Gamini and Lalith, although were bonded together in their opposition to R Premadasa for supplying arms to the Liberations Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE), they were clearly at loggerheads with each other as to who should be the leader of their new party, DUNF. In order to settle this tussle, the Chairman of the party A C Goonaratne QC in his clever legal mind concocted a formula making one of them to lead the first two years and then hand the leadership to the other at the end of the first two years. Both Gamini and Lalith, as co-leaders up to that time started canvassing the working committee and it became unbearable for the members of the Working Committee members of the party. Gamini took a decision and it was a decision only a gentleman would make. He asked Lalith to be the leader in the first two years and withdrew his name from the contest. Such gentleman-politics has seen its last days in the mid-1990s. Gamini’s decision had a load of logic and foresight. He said that if Lalith lost the battle, he, Lalith, would leave the DUNF. Gamini said that if either of them leaves the DUNF, this Party which was built up by Gamini and Lalith would be dead forever.

Today’s leaders, from either side of the aisle, have neither such class of conduct nor the foresight of an astute statesman. The ‘13% Gang’ did not understand the culture of that UNP. They did not realize that an ouster of Ranil Wickremesinghe from Premiership has to follow not precede the ouster of Ranil Wickremesinghe as the leader of the UNP. They tried to reverse the process. And they were caught up in a web of unending deal-making and consequently the JO controlled the dynamic process of this NCM saga. The UNP members banded together because they did not want anyone else to tell them who should be the leader of their Party.

The UNP as a whole came out of this NCM story as winners while the JO and the SLFP as political institutions suffered a very serious, sometimes an irrevocable, defeat and setback. Amateurs led a political struggle without knowing the abc of political strategy and its substantive inner workings. Both Prime Minister and President may appear as winners, but in a real sense and in the medium and long-run, they will be branded as losers. But there are some clear winners in this whole mess. A majority group that is demanding drastic changes in the UNP is winners. The pressure they put on their leadership cannot go ignored. Changes are essential and they will certainly come in a very fundamental sense.

The writer can be contacted at vishwamithra1984@gmail.com   

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    Numerically Ranil won.Mother lanka was saved from the gang of thieves who wanted to grab power.Just imagine what would have happend if the NCM was not defeated.My god.
    Having said that if you listen to AKD’s speech, Ranil should be ashamed.
    Ranil is the biggest “deal maker ” .He never respects peoples mandate.If he had done the job well there would have been no NCM aginst him.As he is SAFE now he has already begun to letdown the UNP backbenchers by telling them to withdraw the NCM brought aginst the SLFP “gang”.The biggest loosers are the people of Srilanka who still trust him.

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      Vishwa, your political comment is pathetic and Manichean.
      Bond scam Ranil did not win though the political circus of organized Muslim riots to distract us from the Bond scam worked for Ranil at the NCM.
      No one has forgotten the Bond scam although everyone was distracted by the anti-Muslims riots organized by Pathala Champika Mega Polis man.
      Bondscam Ranil will be impeached for Grand Larceny at the Central bank of Sri Lanka sooner or later.
      Ranil should share a prison cell with Mahinda Rajapaksa, and US citizens Basil and Gota the Avant Garde Navy Scammer.
      Finally, the bi-partisan UNP-SLFP corruption racket that is politics in Lanka today is organized and brokered by Ranils US handlers whose anti-China game is: “Heads I win, Tails you lose”.
      Avant guard scammer US citizen Gota is the Manchurian Candidate for President of Miracle of Modayas – today protected by Bondscam Ranil.
      Long live Miracle of Modayas!

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        Right on SM!

        What has happened to all those US and UK anti-Corruption experts and “Advisers” who were to help Central Bank of Lanka trace funds looted from by the Mahinda Jarapassa brothers who live in LA and also those named in Panama and Paradise papers?!

        Gone with the wind! Because those funds are contributing to US and UK economies!

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    Vishwamitra this is what jingoism looks like. You failed to mention words “Bond scam”, “Arjun” and “Central Bank” at least once that were central to this NCM (despite motives and agendas or MR or JO). Nice try Jingomithra! You should join RW’s cheerleading squad.

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      Foo,

      Great …….. but like many “Lankan adults” you see only part of the picture …… and that’s the curse of Lanka ……

      So, lets add to the tally ………

      Tunami Hora Mahinda, Hedging Deal scam Mahunda, Greek Bond scam Mahinda, Freehold land to China Mahinda, …………..

      Serial killer Gota, MIG Hora Gota, Avant Guard Gota, Parent’s Monument Hora Gota, ………….

      Mansions Basil, ……….. there’s so much can’t remember ………. please add …….. :))

      Kris deal Namal, Hora pass Boru lowyer Namal …………

      If you also see all these then you are a patriot ……….. a smart one!

      If not you are a one-eyed Cyclops ……….. in a land of Cyclops…… toooo common ………….

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        nimal fernando, Uh-oh but, but… NCM was against RW not Rajapaksha, so what are you trying to prove with your harangue from 2014? Please save your pom-poms, mini skirts and slogans, you may need it in 2020 to cheerlead RW.

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          Foo,

          “NCM was against RW not Rajapaksha”

          Yeah! ……….. but it was the Rajapakses who brought the NCM ………… so the Rajapakses’ handiwork should also be thrown in to the debate like the good ol’ Field Marshal did ………..


          “pom-poms, mini skirts”

          Is that what’s in your closet? ………….Things got a whole lot interesting now! :))

          Lanka is truly serendipity ……. the land where occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. :))))

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            Nonsense, to talk about Rajapaksa’s handiwork at an NCM one should bring NCM against Rajapaksa. Hope you are not a judge by any chance, because at a court hearing you don’t bring up other irrelevant accusations against a plaintiff when convicting a criminal.

            Dude… I’m sorry to say this man, you just downgraded yourself from a happy cheerleader to a lunatic bastard like field marshal.

            And by the way I have far more interesting stuff in my closet than pom-poms and mini skirts. But you know what? it’s non of your effing business, so go f* yourself. What a pervert!

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              Foo,

              Ha ha ha ………..

              Got hurt a little eh? ……. A whee little bit?

              Gal ……….. you made my day! :)))))

              Sleep well in your mini skirt and pom poms ………… sweet dreams honey :)))))

              Ha ha ha …….

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                Hey nimal,

                What you are attempting now is text book Psychological projection. FYI here is the definition of it:”Psychological projection is a defense mechanism people subconsciously employ in order to cope with difficult feelings or emotions. Psychological projection involves projecting undesirable feelings or emotions onto someone else, rather than admitting to or dealing with the unwanted feelings.”

                Man you are so pervy, you can’t stop thinking of mini skirts and pom-poms. Just chill dude, hope this would help you to release that build up https://bit.ws/J84DJ

                Shit, why am I even wasting my time here…

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                  Foo,

                  Calm down, take it easy :))

                  Buddy, take a little time to Psychologically profile yourself ……….

                  You need help, man! ……….you have Psychological problems ………..big time!

                  Here’s a clue …….. who brought mini skirts and pom poms in to this conversation? ……..Not that I mind ……… especially if you wear them! :)))))

                  Give it up pal …….. I don’t want to hurt you any more …….

                  Have a nice day ………

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                    Thanks man for being so gentle, soft and kind and being so considerate and caring for my mental health, stuff in my closet and the way I dress. You were kinder to me than my own mama.

                    Have you a good one now!

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      Foo

      Could you clarify what the “Bond scam” was and how the scam was perpetrated?

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        Native Vedda,

        Firstly if you still don’t know what “Bond scam” and how it was perpetrated then go to your cave and read the report titled “THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY APPOINTED TO INVESTIGATE AND INQUIRE
        INTO AND REPORT ON THE ISSUANCE OF TREASURY BONDS DURING THE
        PERIOD 01ST FEBRUARY 2015 TO 31ST MARCH 2016 “. [https://bit.ws/xq1ax]

        Then come out of your cave and change your pseudonym to “Mental Masturbator”.

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          Fu Manchu

          The report contains 1154 pages. You want us to believe you have read the entire report and understood the finer points. Good tell us how the scammers made the loot and how much extraordinary fraudulent profit did they make.

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            Native Vedda,

            FYI: Fu Manchu is a character born out of xenophobia that lead to dehumanization of Asians (specially east asians) during 1800s and early 1900s which even lead to Chinese exclusion act in the US. So don’t use it on me, I’m about 12% east asian.

            Hmm… 1154 pages too much for you to comprehend? I get it. Well then you should have at least read 23 pages from page 923 to page 946 (FYI: that’s chapter 34, titled “Executive Summary”, has all the answers you are looking for). It seems you haven’t even skimmed the report other than counting pages. Oh, and please do yourself a favor by not asking me to summarize that summary of 23 pages. Because that won’t look good on you when you are defending RW against it, right?

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              Poo

              “Because that won’t look good on you when you are defending RW against it, right?”

              Where have I defended RW? .

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                I see, so you were not defending RW. Now I get it… you were just grading my literature survey. Thank you for being being so considerate and being so obsessive.

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    IT is PALHORU #1 and PALHORU #2 nand PALHORU#3. they just are playing musical chairs. Journalists cash writing about those crap. voters always lose. Voters become dogs. These Looters become Hounrable Rulers. Everybody cheers for them waiting for some Bred Crumbs or bones. for the time being, that is the eternal truth in Sinhale.

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    ‘Gamini took a decision and it was a decision only a gentleman would make.’

    Was it like “Burn the bloody place down”?

    As I live and breathe, I marvel at the many ways we see the same things, differently.

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      Spring Koha

      “Was it like “Burn the bloody place down”?”

      Or unleash the stray dogs on the upcountry hardworking people from police custody against MP Sheldon Ranaraja’s wishes. His relation with dirty Lalith barrel bomb Athulathmudali was motivated only by his self interest.

      Do you know the source of Cabinet leaks to Hindians/RAW?

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      Yes like the gentlemanly decision to eliminate all Tamils in Sri Lanka in 14 minutes in 1983.

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        Steve

        Not to mention millions of rupees/dollars extracted from Mahaweli Project.

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    “The participation or non-participation of the chief beneficiary of the NCM was former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.”

    And according to him he had only 54 secured votes going in. What kind of an idiot puts a motion to the floor that too to remove the sitting PM with less than 25% of the total votes?

    The shock is reduced because this is the same guy who went to the polls because his astrologer told him and lost the presidency. :)

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      Burt

      “What kind of an idiot puts a motion to the floor that too to remove the sitting PM with less than 25% of the total votes?”

      What kind of an idiot who would have celebrated a premature victory of the joint opposition before even the MPs caste their votes in favour of or againsts the NCM?

      It is Dayan kind of stupid.

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    ” A majority group that is demanding drastic changes in the UNP is winners.” If you mean Sajith P and a few other cardboard Sandows, I beg to disagree. Ranil’s FRCS and the more senior UNP’ers
    stood by him and he won. Men like Long John, Rajitha S and Kiriella, despite their unenviable past, saw him through. There is talk about help and pressure from two powerful countries. How true is this or is this mere Rajapakse propaganda as usual to fool the Sinhala Buddhist anti-UNP mass with fabricated lies. We have too much of politics in the country and too little governance. It is the hard work of the private sector that keeps the wheels of the economy turning.

    One major solution to our problems will be the beginning of the battle to rid the country of political corruption. The powerful in all parties must be asked to bow down to the laws. A mechanism should be immediately set in motion to find out how politicians amassed billions – in luxury houses, land, expensive cars etc. The Inland Revenue authorities should be empowered to
    expose them. This is not easy because there is hardly anyone who is innocent to cast the first stone. But that is the way out for a start. The guilty must be exposed through the media. If Aloysius’ Perpetual Treasuries could be rid of their stolen loot in the billions why not those of political crooks. It is the vibrancy and neutrality of Revenue authorities in all the wealthy countries of the world that keeps their economies ticking. Why can’t we do that if we are sincere in our most vital purpose?

    ADJP

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      There are so many to say that did not happen. Even Some professors from minorities say, for God’s sake bond scam was needed in ordwer to face the mony of Mahinda rajapakse. So, take it. NOne of the profits shared with politician will not come back.

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    Vishwamitra has commented (mostly) fairly. Still the reality is that the result has energised RW to dig in his heels, and the best that our grand old party can expect is a reorganisation driven and approved by RW. This is the new Ranil, assured of his friends, and meanwhile holding his detractors close to his chest. Try as they might, hamu mahaththaya is difficult to shift. RW will not going willingly, he will have to be pushed – and nobody right now has the balls to do the dirty deed. Also, don’t forget that the wily old bugger knows where the skeletons attributable to each of his detractors is hidden.

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    Whilst all our commentators busily dissect the result, the stark truth is that for several weeks the country has been drifting rudderless leaving the good ship ‘Sri Lanka’ floundering on the sandbank of no hope. Ministers and their minions have been busy positioning themselves in anticipation of the outcome, in the process neglecting all the essential work that needs to be done to keep the country functioning. One thing is for sure, WE the people have lost while these buggers went at each others throats.

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    I told you. Ex-president was very upset. what he said, when I was the president O allowed yu all to pilfer as much as you can. but, you did to me. IT was meant for the present president. Otherwise, he could have offered something better for Tamils and Muslims. He should have stopped all the SLFP that went hom before the vote. Then Ranil would not be thinking about contesting PResident post.There were UNP back benchers who were really pissed off. Now, they are trying to come to the main stream by presenting to motion to their own from the SLFP.

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    Sri Lanka, what a paradise when we received independence from Britain in 1948. What a mess it has now become.
    .
    Crimes galore, the people impoverished. Yet no crooks punished.
    .
    Please study this article carefully. How harsh seems to be the punishment; how much less serious the context, the crimes, and the suffering caused than in our country.
    .
    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/04/06/former-south-korean-president-park-geun-hye-found-guilty-of-corruption.html
    .
    We need Sarath Fonseka to restore Law and Order.

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      Sinhala Man,

      “Sri Lanka, what a paradise when we received independence from Britain in 1948.”

      Sure! It was a paradise for Wellala Demalu and Sinhala ‘Kalu Suddas’ but not for a vast majority of Sinhalayo, Daliths in Yapanaya and ‘Wathu Demalu’.

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    Vishwamithra has the potential to be a really good political commentator, if he were to jettison his unbridled admiration of Gamini Dissanayake, who was no saint nor endowed with the graces which probity demands. Gentlemen of the UNP are the likes of M.D. Banda and U.B. Wanninayake; not Gamini or Lalith. They were just two extremely clever men, that’s all. Gentlemen are those who still remain gentlemen when the lights are turned off or when they are in their own backyard outside the public gaze.

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    “Gamini took a decision and it was a decision only a gentleman would make.”

    The author lost all credibility here….the Jaffna library burner a gentleman?

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    How manhy votes are accounted by the minorities, Tamils and Muslims. I like to separate how many Protestants are there. I know vishvamithra is HIndian. You know Baghavath Geetha and bot the Majjima Nikaya.

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    Who controls this forum? UNP? US money from the Embassy?
    If the Attack on SIRASA happened under MR(it once did) you will be splashing that as the headline.
    But a UNP MMC leads a gang and attacks Sirasa, CT is silent.
    Vishwamithra will never dare criticize his sponsor party. He is the Dayan J of the UNP.

    US Embassy and Indian High Commission bought a lot of those votes that were meant to be cast against RW; even with those 20 odd votes RW would still have WON. LOSERS in this ? MR, Sirisena and Dayan J

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    if harin fernando does not end up being deputy leader the the unp the reforms will come to nothing and it will end up in square one
    he is the only hope for future leadership of the unp
    he is the brightest of the younger brigade and a worthy opponent even for gota

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    “Both Prime Minister and President may appear as winners”

    No one with a little bit of intelligence will believe the above statement written by VISHWAMITHRA in the 4th line of the last paragraph of this article BECAUSE very Sri Lankan knows that President GAMARALAGE MAITRIPALA is the one who spearheaded the campaign to oust RANIL WICKRAMASINGHE since early January 2018 attacking the PM in every election rally and repeatedly telling every UNP MP that the BASTRD can not work with Ranil.

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    “Both Prime Minister and President may appear as winners”

    No one with a little bit of intelligence will believe the above statement written by VISHWAMITHRA in the 4th line of the last paragraph of this article BECAUSE very Sri Lankan knows that President GAMARALAGE MAITRIPALA is the one who spearheaded the campaign to oust RANIL WICKRAMASINGHE since early January 2018 attacking the PM in every election rally and repeatedly telling every UNP MP that the LUNATIC can not work with Ranil.

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    Will this viswamithra repeat this after the next election, whatever that may be, local government, parliament or presidency ? Then we will know who won and who suffered irreversible damage.

    As long as RW is around there is no hope for the UNP.

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    The author is never known to turn a thrilling stone, but grind the batter all others ground. Author missing the main point that almost everyone was trying to understand, “What is this drama of NCM was about? Who and who are string jugglers of the puppets. What was the end they were looking for is that a loss, like now, or Win? Who they wanted to be the audience, is it the Local Mass or Foreign Diplomats or both?” Instead author has spent time on Priyamantha, one more puppet in the act, probably read out the script thrusted into his hand. The only confirmed string puller “obvious and open” was New King. Nobody knows if Ranil, like he sought loss at LG election, had invited this for him. Probably may or probably may not. But the sure thing is, unwantedly dragged to the stage and raped was the poor Old King.

    He wholeheartedly put effort with GLP in LG election to lead Slap Party and won it comfortably, without losing a hair. He did not have one like GLP in parliament to do the same thing in NCM. Even younger Brother Prince is no longer a parliamentarian and nor was supporting NCM. With his hands tied up, he was not enthusiastic string puller here; unlike he was in LG election. His situation is complicated for us to understand and too complex to easily manage for him. There should be reason for why he does not want the Slap Party leadership, JO’s leadership, SLFP leadership, Parliament Opposition Leadership or even the PM position in the parliament. By he calling Ranil over phone not to resign, he made sure that the unwanted PM position would not circumstantially thrusted into his hand.

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    Further Son Prince has blamed New King as had played a betrayal game in NCM too, by setting up it but had not got the SLFPyers voted for that. But that childish boy who could not understand the New King’s dilemmas, failed to recognize the New King’s swing range was curtailed by America and India, who were fully active in the NCM. At the same time, with similar critical minds, every Tamil was watching in vain the TNA, which after meeting a down fall in LG election in North East for having blindly voted for UNP’s Rapist Army Budgets without missing all three time, TNA once again committing its Hara Kiri in the NCM. That was the clear indication, that the external powers felt, even if it was only a circus drama, they were not ready take a chance that the loss becomes real, by a misstep in the circus ring. The sincere, almost unanimous political opinion of legal minds was that Ranil could not be unseated without bringing an end to the government. So, the wording in NCM was not good enough to that and the needed 2/3 majority was completely out of question. But still the foreign powers, without taking chance, engaged them in saving Ranil. So Sampanthar could not build enough courage to neglect the NCM. That is why New King could not pay advance attention to the matter Son Prince was referring after the NCM loss. The stupid boy was not able to see his uncle leading another NCM in China, not had seen New King conducted another one in Japan and his dad, though slip out, but was supposed to conduct one in Italy. The boy did not understand that New King have to have coordinated all four NCM, but still have to have results merged out only from Kotte NCM gathering.

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    The boy blamed new King, but it was his father, who was disenchanted in NCM, and the New King was aggressively managing it until the 3rd of April. Then how the synthetic lawyer boy did had the opportunity to blame New King? Because Old King voted to NCM, but SLFP withdraw from it. New King did know for some time that Old King would not accept the PM position, even if he pulled it out from Ranil. He tapped Old Brother Prince. Prince slipped to China on the false excuse of managing the China NCM. He did know, further, winning the NCM is not possible and victory is worthless. So here he had crisis. So let the SLFPyers to slip through the hole from voting. As all the developments had gone negative, or rather positive to Old King, Old King went to Parliament to check out the situation. By the presence of, or rather absence of 26 MPS from opposition, he was quite confident the NCM will not go through. He relaxed and planned to return home. But he got another Idea and came back. “The NCM will not win; So why hide from voting? Now what to fear about it? So he voted. Then the climax of the drama or the consummation of the wedding came to an end. No PM position became vacant. Old King was relived from the pressure of accepting it. After everything was over, the synthetic lawyer boy sifted the failure on New King. Now the $18B question is for how long this Old Fraud is going to disrupt the parliamentary process in the name power capturing, but ultimately hidings from accepting any position?

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    What a load of rubbish from Vshvaamithra, he does not discuss what the alternative would have been if RW lost the NCM, a new UNP leader has to be appointed and likely would have to be appointed as a PM. Say for instance Sajith. A new UNP leader/UNP PM would have emerged as pure as the driven snow without all the baggage of RW and would have had a much better chance at winning the 2020 presidential election. MS cannot win a second term teaming with RW, nor can RW by himself win the presidency, people showed the how popular they are at LG polls, so who has benefited from the NCM? Gota may be teamed with MS, ask me and I will tell you why part of the SLFP did not support NCM.

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      wannihami

      “a new UNP leader has to be appointed and likely would have to be appointed as a PM. Say for instance Sajith.”

      Good choice:

      He was educated at the prestigious
      London School of Economics and Political Science
      Public university in London, England

      He also proposed a new system of Political Economy for this island, Pumiputra system of governance.

      Unfortunately the public racist Dayan will get to serve Sajith, as ………………………. “your guess is as good as mine”.

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    What are the Tamils in SL in to gain by the win by Ranil W?
    NCM has come as a distraction from the prime duty of the current national government-that is to pass the new constitution.

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    Vishwamithra’s satisfaction is.temporarily. I don’t think MR really wants to take the government right now with all the hardships. We all have to admit that general public is not happy with the government. If they wanted to topple the government through NMC, now they are further frustrated. this will backfire against UNP in the coming elections. MR is waiting that to happen. Its time for UNP to have genuine reform.

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    Samjayers

    Dr Mahinda is still trying to milk the war victory even after 9 years. Most people also want to believe it was Dr Mahinda who won the war though the fact remains that it was VP who won the war for him with the great support from Hindia.

    Dr Ranil should get on with governing the country without distraction from the crooks on both sides, president, war criminals, ………………………. do what is right for the ordinary people of this island.
    The president is reluctant to go against the “war winning crooks and war criminals” though many cases are still pending.

    If crooks repay what they looted from the country the country should be able to pay back every cents that is owed to China.

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      Do you believe RW can deliver in next two years? I have doubts on it. Yes RW has no choice to speed up the cases against the MR gang. RW will not touch MR family. President will protect Gota at any cost. Government will take forward cases like Weerawansa , Gammanpila, or Mahindanda and MR will not mind those. Without economic progress these actions will further frustrate the majority Sinhalese. All these things will be favorable for MR. Therefore in the next election there will be another slogan for the phottu people than the war victory “Wada bari Tazan”. So its all depends on how RW play the game. Because its all about the game nothing else!

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    said by Native vedda ….reading

    Indeed winner are not that UNP “Ginger group”, while that real winners is — TNA’s the members Tamils in Parliament, and Muslim Congress of other all Muslim parliamentary members, whom won economic & financial gain by political game plan.. They have won certain political rights in north-east by mastering the game plan of politics by jointly of TNA & MC.

    Undoudeatly all perks and unbelivial gifts of generous terms won by certain political promised granted Tamils and Muslims by leadership of UNP -Ranil Wicks.
    The NCM that cost of Nation is very high by loosing country sovereignty is immeasurable , while nation barging of mortgage to Tamils and Muslim ,members of Parliament by UNP that won NCM …. by 122 majority …..Parliament

    The large section of UNP’s is lack of faith in the people, fear of their certain members of UNP initiative and independence of SLFP separated from coalition which lost during last stage of NCM.

    Instead of all-round and unqualified support to it [NCM] of large section of abstain of SLFP’s by the advice of MS and CBK@
    This is where we find TNA, MC [JVP ] MS, CBK of federalist on deepest roots their foreign involvement of SLFP by their indecision.
    Hence their vacillation, infinite and their infinitely fruitless attempts to pour new wine into UNP the old bottles of the old set of policies of moribund democracy by ” good governances” since 2015 January 8th . by MS RW and CBK#
    There is no middle path. This has been shown by experience either all power goes to Parliamentary election that nation is made fully democratic or another 2015 January 8th affair will occurs. ?

    In this situation in Sri lanka in fact is such all the unprecedented burdens and hardship lives of people and by their rule of democracy .The real danger is uncertainties of growth of economy . Changes absolute necessary, there is no reforms of development and democracy in the foreseeable future?
    in Lanka.

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    wannihami

    “a new UNP leader has to be appointed and likely would have to be appointed as a PM. Say for instance Sajith.”

    Good choice:

    He was educated at the prestigious
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    Public university in London, England

    He also proposed a new system of Political Economy for this island, Pumiputra system of governance.

    Unfortunately the public racist Dayan will get to serve Sajith, as ………………………. “your guess is as good as mine”.

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