28 October, 2020

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Ranil’s Karu Mask

By Dayan Jayatilleka –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Karu Jayasuriya would make an excellent leader of the UNP. He would also make an excellent leader of the opposition. He might even make an excellent leader of Sri Lanka. The point is he isn’t any of these. He has just been made chairman of a Leadership Council. That council is not a collective leadership body of the UNP.

The UNP’s leader, Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe has just been made National Leader of the party. He remains the Leader of the Opposition and of the UNP parliamentary group. What the adjective ‘National’ does to detract from ‘Leader’ one fails to understand. That’s apart from the irony of naming a man who has shown not the slightest commitment to the nation or anything national, as the ‘national’ leader.

Thus the UNP’s Leadership Council is but a large Wesak lantern (a mere decoration) or as the brilliant cartoon by Gehan de Chickera depicts it in the Daily Mirror, a Trojan Elephant.

In his decision to front for the continued leadership of Ranil Wickremesinghe, Mr Jayasuriya seems to have to have forgotten his experience of 1997, which Milinda Moragoda witnessed up close. When Karu ran for the Mayoralty of Colombo, a battle in which I supported him publicly, with cover stories in the Lanka Guardian and its Sinhala counterpart Vikalpa, both of which I edited at the time. Karu’s campaign manager Milinda Moragoda had planned a final wave of ‘killer advertisements’ in the media. This planned surge which would have enhanced Mr Jayasuriya’s and the UNP’s margin of victory had to be called off because Ranil Wickremesinghe gave stern instructions to that effect, much to the consternation and disgust of those of us in the Karu campaign. What is significant was that Karu was not challenging Ranil’s leadership in the least, during that campaign.

When Karu won, he hosted a victory celebration at the residence of the Mayor of Colombo which had chosen not to occupy and which the Deputy Mayor had therefore moved into. When Mr Jayasuriya graciously sat next to me at the main table in order to thank me, I predicted that Ranil would not let him consolidate as Mayor and would pitchfork him into a place where he would be expected to lose. Karu’s instant reply was that he didn’t hope to shift from the Mayoralty and wished to build it up. I responded that this was logical but neither good sense nor his wish would matter to Ranil. As it turned out, he was in fact prematurely shifted to Gampaha, the stronghold of the Bandaranaikes, by the UNP leader. He surprised everyone by doing exceedingly well.

My public political criticisms of and rupture with Ranil Wickremesinghe commenced in that year, 1997, and was occasioned by four moves that he made. One was the last minute sabotage of the Karu campaign. The second was the attempted sabotage of the Premadasa Centre’s Commemoration that year (the morning after the unfair incarceration – later dismissed with costs by the Supreme Court presided over by Justice Mark Fernando–of the Center’s Chairman Sirisena Cooray by Chandrika Kumaratunga). The third was Ranil’s affiliation of the UNP with the International democratic Union, the global coalition of the right, headed by the US Republicans and the UK Conservatives. Fourth and most important was the Liam Fox agreement and the shift in the UNP’s position on the LTTE and the war despite the Tigers’ murder of half a dozen top UNP personalities including president Premadasa. The ‘minoritarian’ turn of the UNP under Ranil – the inverted mirror image of the no less disastrous ‘majoritarian’ turn of the DB Wijetunga presidency–began in that year and has continued to date.

The UNP’s top rankers criticise the Reformist tendency as playing into the hands of the Rajapaksa regime. That’s a laugh. I was around when Ranil phoned CBK to secure patronage when he had been jeered and his convoy besieged by Gamini Dissanaike’s supporters at Sirikotha earlier that day. More to the point, when a patriotic rebellion arose in the UNP against Ranil after the defeat at the Presidential election of 1999 in which he had taken a pro-Tiger stance – a rebellion which rallied round Karu Jayasuriya and none other—I was told on separate occasions by Mangala Samaraweera and SB Dissanaike, that President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga sternly cautioned them at the airport (while emplaning for the UK for treatment of her eye having the survived a suicide Tiger blast), that they should do absolutely nothing against Ranil or in support of the UNP rebels. Thus it is clear that both President Rajapaksa and his predecessor CBK, strongly felt that they had a vested interest in retaining Ranil as an easy to defeat electoral rival, despite the private mistrust and even disgust they may have felt for him. If anyone is propping up the status quo, it is not the anti-Ranil rebels of 1999, 2011 or 2013, but precisely Ranil and those who retain him as leader. Thereby, logically, if Karu Jayasuriya is propping up Ranil who is propping up the regime, then Mr Jayasuriya is unwittingly a prop of the incumbent regime; hardly its opponent or challenger.

As for the so-called Leadership Council, the proof of the political pudding is in the electoral eating. Will the new make-up or camouflage persuade the voters to push the UNP above the 40% mark which was the UNP’s baseline even when it lost governmental office after 17 years in 1994? Or will be unable to surpass a measly 30% at the upcoming Provincial council elections? Or will the UNP remain stuck at a pathetic 25%-30%?

The real hope for the UNP and the Opposition, and the authentic challenge to the status quo comes from the UNP Reformists. By refusing to go along with the sham and scam of the puppet Leadership Council, young Sajith Premadasa may have done something to what his father did when the latter sidestepped the signing of the Indo-Lanka Accord, refusing to be identified with it. As the party plummeted down the chute, that conspicuous breaking of ranks positioned Ranasinghe Premadasa for the candidacy, the party leadership and the country’s top spot. It is a good sign that his son has stopped singing ‘Master Sir’ on public occasions.

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    Dayan hates Ranil because the latter takes no notice of him.
    Ranil is a disaster but if he cannot see the petulant fool that Sajith is then this man is no real analyst at all.
    But none of that matters to Dayan. He’s busy trying hard to win a spot in a future Sajith Premadasa administration.

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      Very good article, so long as Ranil remains the leader UNP would only lose,lose & lose, because image of the party cannot be restored, so long as Ranil is there.

      Finally Ranil is the best supporter of SLFP, so that they can & would govern for next 20 years or more, perhaps it’s time UNP decided having somebody running against Namal in 20 years time, if not UNP would be another LSSP/CP of the dead traditional Left

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        Dayan Jayatilleka is a self-proclaimed expert, who passes judgements on MaRA, Ranil, TNA and others.

        If he is a super intelligent political fellow why doesn’t he contest elections to be the president?

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          Dayan, this article is a waste of time!
          More to the point, since you are a genius at geopolitical and geo-strategic analysis please give your take on CHOGM – Commonwealth of Clowns Circus that Rajapassa is wasting so much mullah on?!

          Is it worth the money? And what is the Commonwealth Circus’s role in perpetuating colonialism and its double standards – by other means?

          Should Prince Charles who has been called Emperor who has no cloths be asked to stay home? Etc

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          “If he is a super intelligent political fellow why doesn’t he contest elections to be the president?”

          Would you vote for him?

          (remember, if he stands against MR, the TNA might ask the Tamils to support him; what would you do then, huh?)

          A little complicated for you, isn’t it, Thiru?

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            Man, do you think the highly educated have the chance among the larger majority of uneducated uncultured rascals ?
            No doubt about DJ is a senior diplomat and Uni academic. But do you think Rajapakshe administration respect any candidate with academic /dp credentials when appointing to any positions these days ?

            And mind sets of rural folks are being fed up with wrong info about the on going politics in the country. Check whether those who vote for Rajapakshes have any knowledge about the facts and figures about the current situation.

            Answer to you question, whether DJ like candidates would ever be elected by majority rural folks – NO NO No NO ….
            You should have kind of records of set of crimes – to get elected as any powerful leader in the country today. Brains of those rural folks have irreparably converted. Hope not decades would take them to see it properly.

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              corrections:

              And mind sets of rural folks are being filled up with wrong info about the on going politics in the country. Only state media are their info source.

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          You are right.
          If he is an expert for the Political Science, for the year he has been spending at a faculty of PS, he should long have been offered a kind of awards in that area.
          So, your assumption that he is self-proclaimed expert should be very right.

          How can so called analyst consider a candidate that has all along been in politics as a fool, while in the same time fertilizing to someone (SAJITH) who is believed to have no political exp, no proper education, own nothing but talents in searching for NIDHAN being a son of former brutal president ?

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        Sajith Premadasa is worse that Ranil who is bad enough!

        Sajith has lied about his educational qualifications and does now have even a BA degree! This alone makes him unfit to hold ANY office and clearly Dayan here is trying once again to score points with Sajith so he may get and Ambassadorship or Foreign Minister posting if and when Sajith wins!

        Sajith plays Buddhism like Rajapassa – and has NOT got the core values of liberal pluralism that the country and the UNP needs at this time to present a genuine alternative to the ruling junta and its racism. A UNP under Sajith would be just like the SLFP under Rajapassa which is why Sajith would best joint the UPFA..

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          what are u you talking about ?

          “Sajith has lied about his educational qualifications and does now have even a BA degree! This alone makes him unfit to hold ANY office and clearly Dayan here is trying once again to score points with Sajith so he may get and Ambassadorship or Foreign Minister posting if and when Sajith wins!”

          Only on the west, as you say, one has to resign his on going position if found to have no educational qualifications as reported to the public earlier.

          EXAMPLE – Germany^s former minister of Defence was proved to have earned his PhD title through plagiarism, he resigned himself within weeks from the position immediately after the respective universities closely examined the issue.

          Dayan Jayathilaka is a selfish man by his nature. He could have done more to the nation, but he has been blind to this date.

          He only supports wrong people all the way along, as if he has lost his own identity.

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            Just as much as Sajith wallows in his Father’s name, so is this Bugger Dayan who believes he is an expert analyst, wallowing in Mervyn De Silva, his father’s credentials.

            No wonder it is said birds of a feather flock together.

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        UNPers Note this.
        According to John, Ranil is a loser and a waste, and UNP would never win as long as Ranil is the leader. We all know who this ‘John’ is (its the same Asanka Jim softy, Fukushima, sarojini, Mulliyawaikkal, Hamid, Kris Rubert Vanderkoon, Ruwan Ferdinandez, Ryan, Nanabist, patriot and with dozens of other nom de plume).
        Here in CT we wll know this above ‘Johnny’ is a pukka BBS and Gota supporter. He would go to any extent to justify every actions of MaRa – the Tsunami Thief’. If Ranil is a loser and he cannot win an election every MaRa supporter should be happy to keep Ranil as UNP leader. Why should ‘John’ oppose Ranil then?
        MaRa and his supporters know Ranil is the only man who could win MaRa. So they want Ranil out someway or the other.

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          Our aim is to get rid of Hon. Ranil.
          Once we remove Mr. Ranil its a piece of cake for us to
          remove Mr. Karu. Then the grand old UNP will become
          another SLFP and its member will be people like Deemu, Mr. Nimal Siripala, Mr. Maithripala and Mr Rathnasiri. In other words just ‘pathola’ or rather useless and harmless.
          Our king knows how to manipulate Mr. Sajith & the gang. Mr Sajith is anyway in Sirasa pocket meaning that he is in his majesty’s pocket.
          Dr Dayan Jayatileke like acadamics are providing their invaluable support to his majesty directly and indirectly in order to make this land a ‘Kethumathi’ with our Kings invention, which the modernised Buddism.
          The family is here to stay.

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            Don’t worry about UNP becoming a SLFP, it is fast becoming another wickramabahu. Leading UNP to a 25% vote percentage is an achievement itself.

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          “According to John Ranil is a loser”

          yes , definitely, because Ranil was a loser for 20 years & kept UNP in opposition & continuing.

          Do you think Ranil was a winner ?? to keep himself & UNP in opposition for 20 Years ??

          Do you have any belief Ranil’s UNP would come to power in next 20 years ??? or more ???. pl. let me know if you believe so, with reasons .

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            John, get MR to hold Elections in the South as done with Observers in the North, then you will see where MR and RW stands. For Pea brains like you, MR is a war victor, unable to assess the involvement of the Americans and the Indians who are currently protecting and helping MR preventing an International Inquiry on War Crimes lest their involvement also gets exposed.

            So have you ever wondered why, all these so called Democracies America, India, Great Britain, Australia are proposing the CHOGM to be held here in Sri Lanka to launder MR as they do for Money Laundering.

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        You guys goto election and vote for MR.
        then watch the election result and blame Ranil.
        Guys grow up. -:)

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        Ranil the grave digger has dug a super grave for Karu the double crosser.Good bye Karu!

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      My friend His Grace, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka is a brilliant thinker, writer, former politician, political theorist, philosopher, sociologist, and linguist second only to Antonio Gramsci who was also a writer, politician, political theorist, philosopher, sociologist, and linguist. Your extraordinary insights into the functioning of the UNP and its Machiavellian Supreme Leader Honourable Ranil Wickramasighe is breathtaking. Our nation bows it’s head to a great son of the soil who has never soiled his reputation by looking for posts, perks and accolades. We hope and pray that you will one day be made the ambassador of Swaziland bringing honour and glory to our Fatherland. May the blessings of the Rajapaksa Royal Family, the triple gem and the three armed forces be upon you, your family and the millions of readers worldwide who log into Colombo Telegraph to read your words of wisdom. Heil Mahinda! Heil Gotabaya! Heil Dayan!

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        take you faggot arse to hell

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        Nice one mate !

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      RW, the fossil, wants to be President by Default when MR self destructs.

      DeJa Vu.

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        Amarasiri, what is wrong if Ranil succeeds after MR burns himself out? You are assured that Ranil will not rob or waste public funds as MR has done. There will be Law and Order and all will be treated equally. There will be a system of meritocracy. No one need know catchers in the system to get what is rightfully due for the masses. What more are you looking from a Leader to lead this Nation?

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          Gamini (?)

          Keep dreaming man . We actually live here , and remember very well what RW and his gang of highway robbers did 2001-2003 . Ranil turned a blind eye while his men made merry .

          His idea of a meritocracy was to appoint all his Royalists mates to the top positions . Not a single development project was started
          and even the Colombo – Katunayake project which was on the drawing boards , was scrapped. So much for wonder boy Ranil.

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            Sarath,

            What an imbecile you are to have the nerve to say, ‘ and remember very well what RW and his gang of highway robbers did 2001-2003 . Ranil turned a blind eye while his men made merry’.

            For your information RW’s prime concern was to turn the economy around that had gone in to recession ever since Independence, which he successfully did. Yes the UNP had Rogues as Ministers and RW had to wait his turn to rid them. Before that your MR had robbed the UNP Rogue Ministers who are in power today after that Moda Bitch CBK unseated RW. Tell us frankly whether you have no revulsion when those very rogue UNPers are being used by MR today?

            You say that RW’s idea of meritocracy was to appoint all his Royalist mates to the top positions. This is precisely what he did not do and many Royalists are anti Ranil for that reason.

            Further you say that RW scrapped the Colombo – Katunayake expressway which was on the drawing boards. RW did not scrap it but he recognized what the priorities of the country was. RW never looked for Cheap Publicity as done by MR now of finishing the High Way and displaying his larger than life size cutouts which RW would have never done when the poor masses are still struggling to survive. Had that Bitch CBK allowed RW to continue without unseating him, RW’s 64 projects which had the backing of the World Body would have ushered the same development as seen today, at half the cost this Nation has to pay today, without Large Bill Boards of this ugly MR’s Mug haunting the masses at every junction and road side. Further the carnage and the massacre of so many Tamil civilians would have been avoided as the final settlement for the Tamil issue is Devolution which is coming anyway, whether the Moda Sinhalese likes it or not.

            The tragedy is that the Sinhalese like you jackasses, never like to learn the easy way, but resort always to the harshest way.
            Modakamata beheth neha.

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    Every article DJ writes falls into one of two categories:

    1) Please Mahinda forgive me and give me a job with an overseas posting.
    2) Please Sajith take over the UNP and give me a role that involves international relations.

    I keep hearing that Sajith has this great potential as a leader. Based on what? He can’t even defeat this weak and ineffectual Ranil. How is he supposed to defeat Mahinda? Good governance clearly has no meaning to the majority of the Sri Lankan electorate who seem willing to ignore and forgive Mahinda and his sons for it. Who is Sajith’s team? Does he have someone like Harsha De Silva (or can he get the man himself) on-board to speak on economic affairs?How about the likes of Eran Wickramaratne?

    Sajith’s main virtue seems to be that he can play at being a bigger Sinhala-Buddhist than Mahinda (which he can’t) and that is a slippery slope that the UNP has been down before. For every Sinhala Buddhist vote he gets, he’ll alienate the more who remember what his father did in the ’80s.

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      Forget about Sajith, did Ranils strategy of taking Sinhala votes for granted and relying on minority votes work? UNP has one seat in Eastern Province and got 1% of votes in North when so called Sinhala Racist SLFP had 25% of votes in North. Is there any sign that the lesson he didn’t learn in 2005 or 2013 will dawn upon him? The only votes the UNP will be attracting for some time will be colombo elite votes, who are the ones pushing Ranil not to step down.

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        What bollocks ! How many Armed forces personnel in the North and guess who they voted for ?

        Do something about the Liberal Party without just using it’s name .

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    The most honorable act Karu Jayasuriya could do at this moment is to graciously step down from that useless position of the Chairmanship of that Leadership Council, which is not going to serve any other purpose than just act as a transparent curtain for Ranil Wickramasinghe’s inefficient leadership of the UNP.

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      You are dreaming.Even if Karu is asked to clean the toilets at Srikotha,he will oblige.Karu a born looser!

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    Sajiths backing down would show in next provincial elections, with Fonseka’s party pushing UNP third slot in party political hierarchy in Sri Lanka. It’s going to be safe sailing for MR at next Presidential unless Rev. Sobitha contest with the backing joint opposition for the Presidency with the intention to scrap the same after winning. History repeats, just like Amirthalingam, Sambandan also might get an opportunity to become the leader of opposition. If RANIL contests WP
    for Parlimentary election next he would never be able top the preference list. So he would hide behind the national list.

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    I am reminded of the joke of a funeral
    orator. He spoke so loftily about himself
    that the body in the coffin rose and
    exhorted “is this my funeral oration or
    yours?’

    This is exactly what Dayan Jayatilleke has
    done with this piece. Like the main actor
    in a film, he must figure somewhere. There
    is nothing that happens without DJ. Self
    praise has become his forte whether he is
    speaking at the Institute of Defence Studies
    in New Delhi or to an audience of politically
    naive and dimwitted students of politics. But
    let him bear in mind that all are not fools.

    Having said that much, he does make sense with
    the first paragraph in his piece above. KJ is
    neither UNP leader nor Leader of the Opposition.
    As Lalindra Jayewardene says, the most honourable
    thing for KJ to do is to resign. But to do that,
    in the first place Karu should be honourable. We
    all know (except a few henchaiyas) that he is a
    time tested political opportunist.

    He betrayed Ranil by leaving with 17 UNP MPs to
    the Government of Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was taken
    back and given the Deputy Leadership. He took it
    and tried to oust Ranil Wickremesinghe.

    So what has Wickremesinghe done? Made KJ the leader
    of the Leadership Council. It is not for the love
    of the country, the party, the people or KJ. This is
    RW’s way of playing games to stay in power. For aging
    Karu, any position is better than his present
    predicament.

    One won’t be surprised if history repeats itself again.
    Now KJ and his cohorts will begin the battle to make him
    the Presidential candidate. RW may like it. He will lose
    hands down and will have to go home.

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      Rajapakse governs with the blessings of the majority of the country. And the minority that has gobbled the UNP retain Ranil as the UNP leader. And DJ’s political views not even tally with the minority among the minorities.

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        So Rajapakses are laughing all the way.

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          They laugh but the other end as always – while they are aware of your ilk – would not grasp it. Vulnerable folks are being deceived by them… one election to the other. :)

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    Ranil must be the only ‘authorotarian’ dictator in SL. Well, then there is the Nothern PC chief who is hogging all the ministries without sharing power with anyone.

    Karu is the best choice for the moment.

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    Can Mr.Dayan Jayatilleke give a straight answer to below question ( Yes or No):

    1. Will you vote for Mr.Sajith Premadasa if he contests Mr.Mahinda Rajapakse at a presidential election?

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    Karu should make use of this opportunity and not let Sajith the cunning to hit him on his back again. Ranil is the best statesmen this country has got after Dudley the gentleman. He should maintain the minoritarian view point which MR can’t have. If the South feels MR is deceiving them Ranil will prove his strategy is correct. Dayan is doing a contract for MR and Sajith. Dayan the fox will only seeks bones from the Lions. Please Dayan stop your useless analyses and do something for the academia. Everyone knows you are an export of hypocrisy. Karu carry on with your legacy and show your skills now.

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      About 1000 minority voters voted overwhelmingly for the UNP in northern provincial council. I guess Ranil got one step closer to prove his strategy is working.

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    Ranil has become a spent force. He has had his day. He should step down in favour of Karu. It is to the advantage of the Rajapaksas to keep Ranil. There should be an alternative government.The UNP now must be good with the opportunist jokers like Dissanayake, Peiris and Co. having left. Bensen

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    Dayan Jayatilleka wears the biggest mask of all. He doesn’t criticize MR with all MR’s gaping holes but attacks somebody who has no impact on governance at all. This is because he is hoping for another billet from MR. His is the mask of the analyst. Big Joke!!

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    Dayan’s MR mask is not large enough to hide his mug behind. So everyone can see his agenda, the shameless, sickening, servile imbecile that he is.

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      Likes of gaminiya are over the moon for Ranil got his billy-boy (Karu) to lay the blame for the looming loss at coming up PC elections.

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        Bando I will meet you personally when the tide changes. So brace till then.

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          Banda is the nation^s donkey, not to have grasped it yet.

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    Both Sajith and Thalatha should should have remained in the new leadership council and strengthened the chairmanship of Mr,Jayasuriya and continue their battle from within.Hr has reneged on a viable possibility that was made available to the reformist group to work out their plans acting in collaboration with other other members in the council though reputed to be Ranil loyalists.Even the loyalists may not behave the same as before in a changed scenario with their powers enhanced.With this move Sajith has jeopardized his own chances for leadership and may have even incurred the displeasure of many of his own supporters.He appears to be rather edgy and sticky in his approach and one is even confounded whether he is misguided by relentless and vengeful Mawbima/ Sirasa contract against the UNP.

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    Fact is that RW still has a significant support base in the UNP. If not he could not have hung on so long. Karu has taken cognizance of this fact and done what is best for the party. Lets see how this leadership council works out. As Karu says the main enemy is the Govt. If he can provide the leadership and unite the party then it will succeed.

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      “Fact is that RW still has a significant support base in the UNP.”

      safa ,can you be more specific.The UNP is a large organisation which consists of the working committee which is the decision making body,then the UNP rank and file members and lastly the UNP voters who may not be members yet.In each of these wha is Ranil’s support?

      Is the working committee true reflection of the rank and file members or is it just a committee that ranil has packed with his supporters?

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      His support base is in colombo 7. Nothing wrong with that except that this group is hell bent on making sure the leadership of UNP won’t be transferred to anyone outside their class. That kind of attitude does not serve any good to the grand old party.

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    most typically Ranil has done another watey ranil trick,w/o the main people in there is zero use of this council which cannot be marketed.

    Ranil has wasted another opportunity to step aside.

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    Dayan,

    How come you are an expert about everyone else, but can’t defend your own actions.

    MR suggested to Aljezeera that you were prostituting your skills to an NGO, making a complete U-turn on your stand after Weliveraya. Many have asked you to explain your own action. Instead of all these dancing around issues you have no idea about, first see if you have the cojones to defend your honour in being called a whore by the president in international media!

    Just running and hiding, and throwing half-baked ideas as analysis is just pathetic. You are indeed confirming Gamini’s perception that you are nothing more than shameless, sickening, and a servile imbecile!

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    RW is hanging on to the UNP because he has been enjoying the perks of a cabinet minister without doing the job of one. The Leader of the Opposition is entitled to cabinet level privileges. He has to know there is no way he will EVER win an election again. After all, he might not have any leadership traits or oratorical skills but the 19 elections have indicated thus.

    Sajith P and his ilk will do nothing for the UNP either. So, we have to be very careful about what we wish for. He has been extremely deceptive about his education and his religion, no matter the public imagery of being a Buddhist. He does not have the acumen or intellect to be a national leader. Funny thing – The UNP does not have anyone worth calling that. RW in his selfish survival mode in the last 15 years has made sure there would be none. That is why he must go! He destroyed the only party that has always been able to win elections alone, by his cunning and manipulation.

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    Poor Dayn worried because he is one of the advisers for Sajith and Maharaja’s SIRASA.End of the day all these three parties were lost.

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    I know Dayan from 1988.he is like to hv self satisfaction being always opposte number on any topic that is popular and on the table.he was defending mahinda’s regime until he lost post.
    if mahinda offers him a position tmmrw he is well capable of defending mahinda.he can use wirds ver well.

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      Is that not that he has again been praising MR regime even if he was branded as a POWERFUL NGO worker… ? Why has DJ been doing so… may well be because he has NOT been brought to respect what SELF RESPECT means…

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    …and the monks are silent ?

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    This learned Doctor forget that Sajith is Mahinda’s mask in the UNP.

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    Mahinda Rajapakse would say ‘RW is trusted tame dog I can rely upon, because he would never be a threat to me. So, like CBK Did I will do everything to have him as the ‘Leader of Opposition’.

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    RANIL NEEDS TO BRING BACK RUKMAN A MAN OF CLASS. WE NEED POLITICIANS OF HIS CALIBER.

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      A man of class with no backbone and a weakness for women !

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    Ranil is a leader who doesn’t belong to this century in Sri Lanka.
    Ranil doesn’t know how to win the rural votes, how to grab a baby and hug him in public. He doesn’t know how to win buddhist extreme votes.

    He is failure in present Sri Lankan system.

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    This dayan jayatilake is hate ranil. because dayan knows that he could not be able to manipulate ranil at all.dayan very much like to work with ranil but he knows that ranil does not like self proclaimed I KNOW EVERY THING. ( idid this, I said this,this happen because of me,)
    ONE THING I CAN TELL YOU ABOUT RANIL
    HE (RANIL)IS THE ONLY WELL EDUCATED POLITICIAN IN POLITICAL CIRCLE IN SRI LANKA TODAY. WHO CAN LOOKING IN TO PROBLEMS FROM MANY ANGLES AND THEN COMES TO CONCLUTION BEFORE MAKE A DECISSION.
    FOR ANY PROBLEM HE CAN STAND TALL AND HE KNOWS HIS LIMIT AND HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING.
    MORE THAN THAT RANIL IS NOT A QUITTER.

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      Then he should first look at UNP’s problems from “many angles” and revive the party

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        “Then he should first look at UNP’s problems from “many angles””

        He did that very painstakingly last full moon day and found that all angles pointed to him as the problem.

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        He has done exactly that you moron. But he is confronted with a diabolical monster your hero who buys crooked dumb bastard politicians with money and threats. Sajith is being manipulated by Gotta. We know the truth. So was the fiasco in Kurunegala. It is a credit to his leadership that the UNP has stood up to this monster and survived. How many UNP organizers are in jail due to the fiasco in Matara? Who went on a shooting rampage there? Your jungy is showing better cover up and shut up.

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          “Who went on a shooting rampage there?”

          Who attacked first?

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      RANIL would never quit but ensure UNP is completely written off hand over position of UNP to Fonseka’s party. RANIL would never face an election in parliamentary election for he would not get enough preferences to get to first place.

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    Dayan will always promote mediocrity, Karu and Sajith are both extremely mediocre people, they are “dime-a-dozen” in Sri Lanka.

    As long as such so called leaders are around people like Dayan will have jobs as advisers.

    The day we get a real leader we can see where these fellows end up !

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      “The day we get a real leader we can see where these fellows end up !”

      Backhanded compliment to mahinda due to where dayan has ended up.

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      No, I don think so. Now Dayan has lost his identity. He is an identity crisis.
      See, even MR did not appoint him again and again.
      He is a just like a used condom. But as unpredictable abuser of the set, MR has given the used CONDOM a chance. That is the reason why we are compelled to read inconsistent articles written by DJ month to another.

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        Actually i think the reason why Dayan lost favour with MR is because he was passionately fond of the 13th amendment and writing articles propagating it even when he was holding official positions.I think MR spoke to him about that and not to write articles but dayan did not listen.he seems to have a mind of his own and nothing can stop him from doing what he wants to do.

        I think MR is still fond of him but gota is the problem because while he is passionately against the 13th amendment dayan is passionately fond of it because he feels the country is in danger of being split up one day.Two conflicting passions of two headstrong people and one had to go or give way to the other.

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          Yes could be. But what I cant get is – why the style of writing by him has been inconsistent again and again. If DJ is believed to love the own nation, why has not he raised the issue in terms of lack of rule of law in the country yet ? And have you read any article written by DJ lately (after that Aljaseera interview with MR)in which he raises the most burning issues of the nation ?

          If any healthy 10 year old would feel it – the foundation of reconciliation should be rigorously implemented law and order. Army deserters have been infiltrated every corners and handling all kind of crimes, why the prevailing law further allow them to go on multiple crimes that one has lost the control fully by now ?
          If they boast to have won the war against most brutal rebells on the world, in the same time, why is that they fail to go against criminal gangs.
          Having lived on countries where law and order is rigorously implemented, I ask many a times, why the folks seem to disagree with reenforcement of law and order ? This I cant get it at all.

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