25 June, 2022


Pseudo Democracy Of Mahinda Rajapaksa

By Rajasingham Jayadevan

Rajasingham Jayadevan

Rajasingham Jayadevan

A very thoughtful analysis of Tisaranee Gunasekara: ‘Fake Tales For Elections’ rightly projects the paranoiac, selfish and phony mindset of Mahinda Rajapaksa in prolonging his autocratic governance. The analysis speaks of the degree of the treacherous and dishonest campaign of the Mahinda camp to subterfuge the very people it depends on to prolong the nation’s agony.

Sri Lanka, under the autocratic family rule of Rajapaksa & Co., is an epitome of malevolence, unprecedented in the post independence political history of Sri Lanka. The present presidential style of governance was introduced by President J R Jayewardene in 1978 and it was part of his campaign to create a Dharmista (just) society. His much criticised and centralised constitution was the panacea given on a golden platter to Mahinda Rajapaksa to create an Adharmista (unjust) society embodying all the wickedness to rule the people with his contemptible crusade.

The mega sutra family rule of Mahinda Rajapakska will be hell bent to reflect the enormity of its inequity and will follow devious strategies until the Presidential election to cling on to power is done by any means, hook or by crook. A high velocity unscrupulous campaign by Mahinda Rajapaksa & Co will include finger tip computer treachery – a predicable game allegedly practiced to auto increase by 10% of the real count – this will be the deciding factor.

Mahinda RMNondy (Fake) claims and nonsensical promises will be made to ruse the masses to the extent of foul cry of LTTE mahasona (ghost) of the Tamil Diaspora scheming to send Mahinda to the international gallows from The Hague. Mahinda is so desperate that day by day, events are turning anti for him and he has nowhere to turn except pull his ‘polle’ in the ‘malle’ (baton in the bag) as the last ditch effort to salvage himself from any electoral defeat.

All indications are that, with his extensive, intrusive, intelligence and military machinery network, the desperate President will pull his master card to give a hammer blow to the opposition that is fine tuning its progress to bring about the much needed political change that Sri Lanka wants to overcome to avoid its progressing deficiencies.

The oil leak from the Indian fishermen’s boats, that was afloat in the Manner basin in 2011 during local government elections, made headline news for Mahinda to fake claim that Sri Lanka had found its oil and gas reserves to match the Ottoman regimes of the Middle East. In the three years since, the USA have gone with vengeance to frack oil and gas from its soil, causing havoc to the international oil prices as well as knuckling down Putin’s arrogance.

One should not gloss over, as Mahinda will go further and flick a cigarette lighter fuelled with Mannar oil to prove that his mission has been accomplished in finding oil in the Mannar basin.

During Mahinda’s rule, the nation had experienced unexplained murders, disappearances, accidental deaths of opponents, Grease Yakka menace, revival of the LTTE with fake claims to prop up the southern momentum, land grabs, extensive bribery and corruption etc. These are some of the factual accounts of a regime that attempts to live through with the funding from the equally despotic Chinese Republic to prop up its mega corrupt development projects to paint a glossy picture of its governance.

With the election date announced, the reckless President has become so desperate that he has decided to open his Mullivaykal jewellery vault to return the stolen properties to the victims from the North. The methodology adopted to identify these train loads of claimants from the North is a recipe better known to Mahinda to capture some votes from the North. Jewelleries belonging to Tamils from the East and the Tamil Diaspora are still to be recognised.

Another spin to the election campaign is the investigation into the mass murders in a burial ground in Vanni. Whilst mass burial grounds in Matale, Eastern Province and Mannar are found and the military is blamed, there has been no conclusive independent investigations undertaken so far.

Rajapaksa’s regime is trying all its tricks to stay in power for ever without realizing that the people are not going to bequeath him the posthumous award in the forthcoming election. Mahinda’s astrological signs too are not favorable for him.

The controversial and allegedly cast conscious Tamil Nadu political maverick, Subramaniya Swamy, who has shown hatred towards the Tamils in Sri Lanka manifesting from his loathing towards the LTTE, has come to the rescue of Mahinda Rajapaksa. When millions of dollars invested with international propaganda specialists remain dormant, maverick  Subramaniya Swamy is the headline news to resuscitate the despotic family rule for another term.

What a pathetic predicament of Sri Lanka that needs radical change to move forward to be part of global family.

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  • 6

    Mahinda and Gotabaya Rajapaksa are the Biggest GREASE YAKAS in Sri Lanka.

    They have overplayed their hand in their GREED for more power and CORRUPT moneymaking, by calling elections 2 years ahead of schedule. Mahinda and Gota Jarapassa wanted another 8 years to Destroy the Miracle of Modayas – 2 years was not enough for these greedy bastards!

    The reason for the early elections which is a massive waste of funds – should be told the moda masses of Lanka who need to break out of the fear psychosis and stupor that the Rajapaksa regime’s lies – that foreign conspiracies are about to take down Lanka – have induced.

    • 4

      SM: you are indeed correct about need to EDUCATE the masses but unfortunately the joint opposition is hobbled by the UNP’s infighting and the corrupt political culture of horse trading between the UNP and SLFP..

      Miracle of Modayas indeed!

  • 2

    Educating the Sri Lankan masses cannot be easy considering the stranglehold the Rajapakse regime has on the media. Their arrogance is so profound that I read one of their Ministers had said when the Rajapakses were accused of corruption, “They have plundered enough and they have no need to plunder any more”.

  • 2


    The global family is not only nobamas nondy US . also Fracking is killing and creating cancer in many Americans . So are you saying the Gas deposits that Crain india found are some enormous fake . You are a joke my man .



  • 1

    The defeat of the Tigers, and the development thereafter, is the result of President Rajapakshas vision, commitment and leadership. Just like a school or any organisation would progress under committed calculated risk taking leaders, so will Sri Lanka which would either progress or fall depending on the leader. I do not see any other leader more dedicated and optimistic like President Rajapakse about Sri Lanka’s future prosperity, unity and peace. Mr Sirisena falls far behind in these qualities and it would be so unfortunate if he wins by any chance.
    As for pseudo democracies, that exactly what countries like Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea were till they achieved their development objectives. So were the developed Western nations not even a century ago. Sri Lanka needs a benevolent progressive pseudo dictator to catch up the 30 years lost due to destructive terrorism. May the better candidate win and that’s the current President.

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