18 April, 2021

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Similarities Between Mahinda And Prabhakaran Strategies

By Percy Gajanayake

We can generalise some similarities common to most dictators. Unaccountability to law and order applicable to self, family and cronies is common to all dictators whether it be Gaddafi, Idi Amin, Marcos, Stalin, or Hitler. The blinding forces of power combined with the fear of the public and the administrative system to contest violations and also encouragement and cheering by stooges leads to this state. Prabhakaran was feared and not questioned by the public while many fear white vans in the South. Prabhakaran had the local leaders and followers as well as some diaspora to cheer! Mahinda Rajapaksa has his cronies and a portion of the Sinhala diaspora to cheer him. The Sinhala diaspora is equally vicious. Prabhakaran was not questioned for his expenditure on luxury houses and hiding places nor asked about expenses for his children. I suppose he was more accountable than MR on this score!.

Mahinda RMPrabhakaran used Tsunami funds not for the reason it was collected for, but for arms to kill! The counterpart also uses it for political and personal gain, certainly not for the Tsunami affected!! In the meantime the cronies such as fund raisers or propagandists are allowed to have their side incomes, luxury lifestyles and own Swiss accounts. I am sure most of the assistants of MR too made hay!! We all know it and there is no need to compare names of the two sides! Inside deals in the stock market and fund fronts are common in the wider establishment of the Empire whether it be KP, Raj Rajaratnam, Dammika, Nimal, Dilith, Ajith, Pages or whoever! I suppose Prabhakaran’s sons did not get the opportunity to do the inside deals in the stock market!

Sons may be in command of the Mosquito airforce (Charles Anthony) or powerful Yoshitha being groomed to the Navy commanders position!.

A more interesting aspect is the phobia of the intelligence. People in the North and East or Tamils in other parts of the country were phobic to question or say anything against Prabhakaran or the LTTE, for fear of repercussions! We in the South unleashed a similar strategy to instill fear initially by the white vans, abductions killings and disappearances. The next phase was to spread the fear of phone tapping and Internet hacking with the help of TRC, LLT, and mobile companies. Although it may happen to some extent in terms of key figures, it is not possible to listen to all the lines of opposition supporters! If this was true how was MS not detected till he defected, Most authoritative regimes probably use this strategy to initially kill, maim or make opponents disappear to instill this fear. School teachers beat one or two kids on the first day to instill fear and establish so called ‘discipline’.

Divide and Rule is a game played by most dictators. Prabhakaran did not allow any deputy to come close to him in terms of popularity! The deputies continued to change with promotions and demotion! One day it is Karuna the he goes to the bottom of the hierarchy replaced by Tamil Chelvam followed by Balasingham and the musical chairs went on and on. Nobody dare let go the Tiger’s tail for fear of repercussions like what Mahatthaya had to face! MR too follows the same rule by replacing people close to him to be replaced by others. Think of guys like Mervyn or Dumiya! How they went up and down the ladder!. Even the hierarchy of the family members keep on changing as seen by Basil losing his position at different times. Nobody dare come close to him. Even Maithripala Sirisena was slowly sidelined for a long time! It was Mahinda who promoted the story about MS’ s son’s story to make MS less popular! Prabhakaran killed defectors, while Mahinda storms houses, show files and threaten even bodily harm to possible defectors! MR has scored one over Prabhakaran, I.e bribery with millions!!!

Although many similar is are there to enumerate one of the worst things Prabhakaran did was to use children for propaganda and use child soldiers! MARA has started now by using children for propaganda. Recently he made an announcement that an eight month old child shouted ‘Jayawewa’ after staring at him for some time!!! (Doctors please note a hitherto undescribed milestone to be included in teaching and books!). It is clear from pictures in Basil’s website that children have been used to hold posters of MR similar to Prabhakaran’s propaganda.

Although the MR propaganda machine is trying to instill fear of tigers like the famous story children used to hear (tiger, tiger) against MS, He is more a tiger than the former tigers!

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    Percy Gajanayake –

    RE:Similarities Between Mahinda And Prabhakaran Strategies

    “Prabhakaran used Tsunami funds not for the reason it was collected for, but for arms to kill! The counterpart also uses it for political and personal gain, certainly not for the Tsunami affected!! In the meantime the cronies such as fund raisers or propagandists are allowed to have their side incomes, luxury lifestyles and own Swiss accounts. I am sure most of the assistants of MR too made hay!! “

    Make hay while the Sun Shines….

    One thing they have in common is that the power has corrupted them, and turned them into Muuutaks, Madus, Modaya’s

    They could not see the forest for the tress.

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    Well observed analysis, but a solo opera !!? Mr.Percy do you believe that CBK, SF,Paattaali CR, Omalbe – Athuraliye & Gang, Prof. Rajeeva, Rajitha etc., etc., are dying on daily basis to restore Democracy , pluralism, good governance & Rule of Law in this country !!?
    Even I see the Opportunistic FMM -( Well boasted as the biggest Media watch dog in Sri Lanka)- on the stages of the opposition Represented by Sunil Jayasera and Uthaya Kalu Pathirana (of INFOM) – Directed by Sunanda Deshapriya ( better known as Shakwithi Ranasinghe of FMM,for his millions of Rupees robbery from the Organization) from Geneva and his former JVP Commrade Ranjith Henayakaarachchi of INSD from Germany. These rougues are backing the criminals to restore Democracy ..!!? What a Joke !!?
    We are happy to see that Mahinda withers – day by day but at the same time the opposition is not at all a promising one.

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    Difference between them: Prabhaakaran did not sell plots of prime lands to foreigners. He did not mortgage the country to China. He did not place his kith and kin in all vital positions in his `administration`. He did not `hit komissions`. He did not fly around the wold with a huge retinue of his minions. Prabhaakaran did not have executive powers to plunder the country preaching a new kind of patriotism

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    I have always been saying there is striking resemblance of VP with MR, both in physical appearance and mental status. Both use their stature, not for the benefit of the masses, but for their own survival. MR surely and definitely made VP a saint, compared to the grave and worst atrocities committed by MARA.

    At least VP was not a hypocrite, he showed his true qualities to the people and perished in the like manner, but MARA on the contrary is covering himself under the SATAKA AND WHITE CLOTH and causing death and destruction under the guise of a true Buddhist.

    That way MARA is a worst person than VP. VP had no life as a civilian and had to continue his struggle despite lot of offers of peace talks to the detriment of the people for whom he was fighting for and was made to pay the price for that, at the expense of so many civilian casualties. Similarly MARA is also trying to cling to power at the expense of popular opposition, to protect himself and his family purely due to selfish interests and not due to the need of the Nation. He will not hesitate to set the whole country ablaze, if he can stay in power over the corpses of the whole population.

    If you ask me who is the better of the evils, my choice would be VP and MR will be way down the line, may be in the 99th slot.

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    Mr.Percy do you believe that CBK, SF,Paattaali CR, Omalbe – Athuraliye & Gang, Prof. Rajeeva, Rajitha etc., etc., are dying on daily basis to restore Democracy , pluralism, good governance & Rule of Law in this country !!? – This exactly what most of the guys who thinks MR should be defeated and the power of the country should be handed over to the motley group of above mention politicians do not understand – these crazy commenters do not see what will happen to the country after 8th Jan if MS win – none of the guys behind MS have clean proven records – so we can be 200% sure the promises given by MS regarding good governance / rule of law are only myths – hope our voters will remember that the country’s treasury was empty towards the end of CBK era – however the private wealth of CBK went from zero —-> billions + overseas real state properties (these facts are already public knowledge and had never been contested) — this same CBK is now uttering good governance on stages with MS – what joke ?? these guys may be thinking voters are dumb nuts

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    Percy – where the hell you were in when the Goon leader Praba was killing innocent citizen of this country in thousand to achieve his mad objective of Eeelam – Remember you and me are living freely in this country today not because of Praba but because of MR – media driven mad nuts like you only will compare MR with Praba –

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