20 October, 2017

Synergy Works In Politics; Ranil Can Win!

By Hema Senanayake –  

Hema Senanayake

Hema Senanayake

Synergy is an important word in the subjects of management and business. A synergy is where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In other words, when two or more people or organizations combine their efforts, they can accomplish more together than their accomplishments achieved separately. In mathematical terms, a synergy is where 2 + 2 = 5 not 4.

The Oxford Dictionary defined the word synergy as “the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.”

Let us directly apply this concept to Uva province. In the provincial election just concluded, UNP polled 40.242%, JVP polled 5.357% and DP polled 0.890%.

Sum of their accomplishments achieved separately is 40.242% + 5.357% +0.890% = 46.489%.

When these parties combine their efforts it creates what is known as synergetic effect and could achieve more than 46.489%, perhaps it could be above 50%. I think synergy could possibly work big time in the next presidential election. This is the bottom line of fielding a common candidate from the opposition.

Ranil

Usually the country expects to have all the Provincial Elections on one day. The opposition was demanding to adhere to that norm. The government did not listen. There is no respect for norms and principles. The UPFA decided to hold the Provincial Council elections according to their game plan. They carefully selected to dissolve a few PCs prematurely in order to do the acid test before run up to the national level elections. Uva election was to be the last test before the presidential election. Now it is over.

The UPFA decision to test the voter sentiment in Uva was not ad hoc. UPFA formerly thought that it was the best province for them having polled 72.39% votes in the previous provincial council election that was in 2009. There was no any other province in the country that rode so high with Mahinda Rajapksa’s administration. Chief Minister himself is a nephew of the president. All known conditions were in favor of the UPFA. The government’s objective was to get the highest number of votes with this conclusive test of its popularity.

Past results show that UPFA did better in the provincial elections than the national elections in the Uva Province. For an example when UPFA polled 72.39% in the provincial election in Uva in 2009, in the presidential election of 2010 Mahinda Rajapaksa polled only 57.8%; it is a reduction of 14.59%. The trend is that UPFA will not do better in national elections that follow immediately after a provincial election in Uva. Now guess what will happen in the next presidential election when UPFA has polled just 51.246% in the just concluded provincial election in Uva. For the UPFA this is a worrisome victory just before a possible presidential election; and some people defined it as a defeat. The Sunday Times reported it as follows: “Despite a turbo charged campaign with lethal weapons from its political armoury, the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) faced a humiliating outcome at the Uva Provincial Council elections. (The Sunday Times)”

In the best province for the government UPFA has now polled 51.247%. The sum of accomplishment achieved separately by UNP, JVP and DP is 46.489%. If synergy works, the opposition has chances to win even in Uva in the next election; extrapolate the results and it could be a landslide victory. Does anybody can doubt it now?

It is true that the UNP is still disorganized at grass roots levels. Yet, UNP is the largest party in the opposition. Most of their grass roots activists and sympathizers have now been energized greatly after the Uva election. Still some people doubt the chances of winning the next presidential election by a UNP candidate.

According to a report from Ceylon Today, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera is one notable figure who expressed such doubts. He has stated that, “the Uva results do not necessarily mean the UNP will be victorious at a future election.” He insists that it was imperative to find a common candidate for the upcoming presidential election. Later I reliably learnt that Ven. Sobitha had given up the idea of looking for common candidate other than from UNP.

However, I prefer to work with starting from known facts. We can’t start with pure dreams. The common candidate can either from UNP or as JVP has envisioned he or she can be a non-party candidate. Bertie Ranaweerage writing an article to Colombo Telegraph recently which article is titled “Can Ranil Defeat Mahinda?” has suggested to “choose a common candidate such as Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga Bandaranaike who can command the support of the majority of the voters at the next Presidential Election.” How did Bertie come to this conclusion? His opinion is that Chandrika is a charismatic candidate.

But we cannot forget the fact that UNP being the largest party and having got new talents such as Harin Fernando, has recently grown into a charismatic organization under leadership council. With new appointments the party is more united. Shirley Sagawa, a management consultant says, “What every person involved with an organization was fully engaged and shared a common goal? – That is the way charismatic organization operates.” I think as at now UNP is a better charismatic organization than SLFP, hence we may reliably presume that UNP would perform better than it did in Uva. Ranil being the leader of UNP, he will gain the support from more grassroots activists and sympathizers than Chandrika would. Therefore, we may come to the following conclusion:

UNP + JVP + DP =46.489%; and if synergy works they can win.

Now replace the common candidate Chandrika into the above simple equation. Since we cannot assume the performances left hand side of the equation is a question mark and so is the right hand side of the equation; that means we have an equation having question marks on both sides as follows: ? =?

Therefore, my conclusion is that UNP candidate has a better chance to win the election than non UNP candidate even if he or she is considered as the common candidate.

Synergy works for JVP and DP too. Both parties will earn the respect for respecting democracy for inviting UNP which is the largest party in the opposition, to nominate the common candidate. They have known statistical facts to prove the nation that synergy is going to work and they will win. JVP’s eloquent speakers would rise to be national leaders. DP leader Sarath Fonseka will be a sine qua non in the platform of common candidate.

What the Ven. Sobitha, JVP and DP should do now is to invite the UNP to nominate the common candidate and be ready to hold the UNP candidate for a program at least in the area of constitutional amendments, democracy, establishing the law and order and common sense decency in the governance.

There is something call negative synergy too. If it is explained with mathematical approximation negative synergy is where 2+2 = 3 not 4; meaning that accomplishment achieved together is less than what is achieved separately. How this could possibly work in the election?

Let me give a hypothetical example. There are a few ethno-religious based political parties. For an example let us take SLMC and JHU. If one of these parties join with common candidate, perhaps negative synergetic effect could occur. But both SLMC and JHU join to the common platform the synergy could be positive. Therefore, the opposition must be careful not to have negative synergies too.

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    Hema Senanayake –

    RE: Synergy Works In Politics; Ranil Can Win!

    “Synergy works for JVP and DP too. Both parties will earn the respect for respecting democracy for inviting UNP which is the largest party in the opposition, to nominate the common candidate. They have known statistical facts to prove the nation that synergy is going to work and they will win. JVP’s eloquent speakers would rise to be national leaders. DP leader Sarath Fonseka will be a sine qua non in the platform of common candidate.”

    Yes, Synergy will help, and it will be 2+2 =5.

    The current perception is that Rajapaksa Hegemony has taken over the UPFA/SLFP and people do not want dynasties.

    What can the writers do?

    Hema Senanayake, thanks for a very good analysis. Can you be the Anonymous Author the and Produce Sri Lankan version of Common Sense in Sinhala, Tamil and English? You will do as much service to Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, just like Thomas Paine did for America and France.You can expand this write up, and get there.

    Say, Because I have Common Sense, I will not vote for Mr. Rajapaksa.

    Rajapaksa had the opportunity. The power corrupted them. The People are sick of them. They even used Buddhism towards their ends. Even Sinhala Buddhists are fed up them, and they are showing their true colors.

    An Anonymous Author like Thomas Paine is needed with a Common Sense Pamphlet to expose the King, King George, the Rajapaksa Clan. Read, the Common Sense Pamphlet , by Thomas Paine, that inspired the American Revolution along with the other events. Common Sense (pamphlet)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_(pamphlet)

    Produce a Commons sense Pamphlet for Sri Lanka and say why it is in the best interest of the people of Sri Lanka to remove the King, aka Rajapaksa Dynasty from power and let the Republic be a Republic and Not a dynasty. This Pamphlet, in Sinhala, Tamil and English, need to be sent to each and every Sri Lankan Citizen, just like Thomas Paine’s Common Sense pamphlet.

    Common Sense[1] is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. In clear, simple language it explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. Washington had it read to all his troops, which at the time had surrounded the British army in Boston. In proportion to the population of the colonies at that time (2.5 million), it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history.[2]

    Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of whether or not to seek independence was the central issue of the day. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood. Forgoing the philosophical and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, he structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon, and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people.[3] He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity.[4] Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era”.[5]

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      Dear Hema Senanayake ,

      “UNP + JVP + DP =46.489%; and if synergy works they can win.

      Now replace the common candidate Chandrika into the above simple equation. Since we cannot assume the performances left hand side of the equation is a question mark and so is the right hand side of the equation; that means we have an equation having question marks on both sides as follows: ? =? “

      you have conveniently forgotten the huge chunk of disillusioned/disappointed SLFP vote bank , can Ranil tap in to that massive vote base ? what about the sensible UNP supporters themselves ? are they happy with Ranil’s double dealings with MR ? didn’t Anura K declare that JVP won’t be supporting Ranil’s candidacy ? then what about Gen Fonseka’s support ? will he extend his support for a person who had asked (humiliated)him to get the UNP membership by paying Rs 20 ?
      your Synergy theory looks good in an ideal scenario , but in real life that theory is pretty much akin to “Dayan’s theories “

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        srilal,

        Mr Senanayake rightly observed the following:

        “There is something call negative synergy too. If it is explained with mathematical approximation negative synergy is where 2+2 = 3 not 4; meaning that accomplishment achieved together is less than what is achieved separately. How this could possibly work in the election?”

        What Mr Senanayake said was the universal truth. Therefore I recommend to the UNP and the common platform that would soon be arising never to engage services and company negative and retarded entities like srilal who has a backward history of promoting CB the infamous Chawra Queen who is responsible for the current mess in the country. The common opposition can win it without the support of srilal and the rogue king CB. In fact srilal’s incessantly hyped SLFP vote chunk is already UNP oriented. That is what Mr Kiriella said the other day that they can’t now walk down the corridors of parliament even 2 feet without being asked by SLFPers “are you ready, we have 10, we have 20, we have 50, there are another 25 on the line who can be talked to and defected…” srilal it is time to say good bye to your daydream and face the reality. It is good for your health too. We invite you to join with RW after discarding your day dream.

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          Machang Strategist ,

          you made me laugh man , according to you , i am a secret CBK admirer , right ? and now i’m openly supporting her candidacy ? what else man ?

          check this out ,

          “That is what Mr Kiriella said the other day that they can’t now walk down the corridors of parliament even 2 feet without being asked by SLFPers “are you ready, we have 10, we have 20, we have 50, there are another 25 on the line who can be talked to and defected…”

          i have some respect for Mr kiriella though , but this is extremely funny , why did you stop at 50 ? at the rate of your calculation Ranil’s victory is already sealed ? right ? so why bother about a non entity like me , did i scare you ?
          by the way where is Ranil’s right hand man long John A now ? may be he is plotting to get some inside information of MR camp to help his buddy (RW)to become next president ,if Ranil were to contest the election , MR’s 3 rd term is guaranteed , MR doesn’t need any body’s help , Sajith & Ranil duo is doing every thing possible to make it happen , unfortunately there a few thousand dim witted die hard Ranil supporters are there to carry water , will see who is right after 3 months time ?

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      UNP + JVP + DP + UPFA/CBK fraction > (more than) 51 %; and if synergy works they can win.

      CBK is only candidate that would pave the way to break UPFA.
      If anyone would focus on this, we the nation would have to be like NORTH KOREANS years ahead.

      Writer and DJ have not addressed issue realitstically. There are an increasing fraction in UPFA that would not want Rajapakshe to stay in power. If CBK would agree only to support – but to be away from politics, can lead to all victories paving way the crminal bunch being caught by Hague

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      Synergy won’t win on its own, Dude Hema, get real!

      1. Charisma is far more important to generate synergy and victory. Charisma is what it takes to win! The joint opposition leader will need to be highly CHARISMATIC to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa.
      All the synergy in the world will not make Ranil, the all time loser, a winner!

      2. JVP will NOT support Ranil Wickramasinghe. Ranil is born to lose (28 elections and counting) and Ranil will certainly lose again, and we will lose too if we listen to silly half baked theories in Management about synergy winning on its own!

      This is a superficial notion. The idea that society is greater than the sum of its parts from which your managerial notion of synergy comes, is an old and deep concept in sociology (sui generis) coined by Emile Durkheim..
      Only CBK or Dude Sobitha can do the job of defeating Mahinda Rajapaksa!

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        Dude,

        Retract your telescoped private parts lest you jag ’em against the wall!

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        Dude,

        Chari-isma alone is not going to raise and blossom the [Edited out]

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    Intelligent, credible and interesting. But is there no such effect as ‘reverse synergy’ or ‘negative synergy’…which might prove to be the case with an RW candidacy?

    And surely MR’s strategy– as was CBK’s–is one of catalysing (positive) synergy?

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      Positive synergy from Wirathu and BBS?

      Sengodan. M

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      Spoken like a true sycophant.

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      To Dude via Disk Joker,

      Dayan has already [Edited out]

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      Disk Jokey,

      “Intelligent, credible and interesting. But is there no such effect as ‘reverse synergy’ or ‘negative synergy’…which might prove to be the case with an RW candidacy?

      And surely MR’s strategy– as was CBK’s–is one of catalysing (positive) synergy?”

      Would you please explain [Edited out]

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    All the demoralized opposition very specially the UNPers who never dreamt RANIL could come close to winning, UVA would be an eye opener, especially for the party and perhaps more importantly party sympathizers. They have realized now opposition is well within the stinking range. Major credit also should go to JVP new active leadership, which put all clear corrupt practices and try to cover all that with the help of PSUEDOPATRIOTS. JVP was very effective in unmasking Rajapakses in their own den. Difficult part of the battle is won yet like in a Cricket match till last ball is balled should never take chances. Pinch hitting ability of Rajapakse has vanished. This was clearly displayed by his retail conduct of PC elections. He can’t hit to North nor to East. West and Central would become increasingly difficult in weeks to come. So he is soon going to play the hands for sure under stress. That we have started observing now.

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    Why Chandrika can win !

    In the event Chandrika contests the Presidential election as the common candidate she can win simply because she can get at least one fourth of the SLFP votes which means the incumbent President gets at least one fourth less of the SLFP votes.
    It is obvious that a lot of leading SLFPers are disillusioned with the present administration and when they publicly support Chandrika the floating votes will go to Chandrika.
    And if she contests the Muslim congress and the TNA too will campaign for her.Maybe the LSSP and the CPSL will join her if one of her objectives is to abolish the Presidency .

    Even if Ranil contests the Presidential election it is difficult to defeat Mahinda because of a number of reasons.The following are some of them

    The majority of the voters consider Ranil as a loser.
    He cannot get the votes of the SLFP.
    He cannot get votes of left leaning people
    He will not be supported by the JVP, LSSP and the CPSL
    The UNP is thoroughly disorganized at grassroots level
    If Ranil contests the JVP too will contest.
    When there are more than one candidate from the Opposition Mahinda’s victory is inevitable.

    P.Bertie Ranaweerage
    Former president of Ceylon Teachers’ Union

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      P.Bertie ranaweerage aka [Edited out]a….?,

      Haa..Haa..Haaa! The ostrich has finally come out and buried itself under sand leaving the big [Edited out]! These are desperate times, Bertie, aren’t they?

      How do you evidentially, statistically, rationally and arguably prove your gibberish?

      Assuming MR is to get 52%, according to your motta theory CB would get only 13% of ALL the votes!

      How the hell do you utter Muslim and Tamil votes would be with CB and not with RW?

      How the hell do you say and believe the following>?:!

      The majority of the voters consider Ranil as a loser.
      He cannot get the votes of the SLFP.
      He cannot get votes of left leaning people He will not be supported by the JVP, LSSP and the CPSL
      The UNP is thoroughly disorganized at grassroots level

      Has the JVP given you a promise?

      Are you hungry?

      Haven’t you had a sleep for several weeks?

      Do you understand the meaning and implications of schizophrenia?

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    Synergism is a sheer visualization. The reality could be far from it.

    What a thinking: Writer thinks that the prime Batalanda torture mover and the survivors of its victims can now get together to oust their common fore. I can understand the writer adding diminishing voters of Fonseka to UNP kitty but doing the same to JVP votes is inane. All indicators are that the JVP leaders have realized that there is no garden path to the merry-go-round with the UNP and combined effort with UNP is nothing but suicidal for them.

    When talking about recent election results everyone should know that Badulla has always been a UNP bastion. Of all districts in Sri Lanka the UNP won only Badulla at 1994 presidential election. UNP lost Badulla for the first time at Uva PC elections in 2009. That was because of the war win. True, Harin has earned a large number of votes this time. But what’s the use if he couldn’t win the old bastion back leave out the province? Talking about Harin’s majority is to hogwash.

    Taking in to consideration what the JVP leaders has been saying of late, one can deduce that they’re not interested in backing a common candidate either. Is short, however arduous JVP has no choice but to place their own candidate at the coming up presidential election. Since both the UNP and the JVP are not in the common candidate assembly line, Ven Sobitha must get back to his habitat and sooner the better.

    Of the 5% or so JVP votes half will definitely go to Mahinda and the rest will vote for the JVP candidate. I must admit however that there still remain a block of established UNP vote in our villages. Most of it are shy to come forward even five years after the war win and therefore lurk in the shade. Can Ranil get them to the open? I doubt it.

    Ranil had lost a good part of that UNP block vote (I say 90% of 6%) to JHU in 2004. Although Ranil had recovered at least a part of it at the Presidential election in 2005, thereafter he has lost all that and more votes for good with his and his acolytes’ vulgar sarcasm and his party’s opposition to the final war with LTTE.

    What more proof for the said self down grading of UNP under Ranil than its known and well-established UNP MPs stick on to Mahinda and win elections either through SLFP or under his alliance. Indeed it is correct to say Mahinda’s SLFP in particular and coalition in general is truly a national party today bar separatist Tamils of the North.

    Rathana and Champika of Hela Urumaya and Weerawansa of NFF may have voiced their dissension for certain matters. Their dissension is not a rift but disagreements. For one thing, both parties know that they are in need of each other if they’re to move forward. I think such engagements are good for the country. We can see the peoples response for these from the coming up parliamentary elections.

    For one thing, as President, Mahinda has to be amenable to diverse views. But he know very well what are the core values of this country are. I am sure most of those who stick with Mahinda including Hakeem knows that as well. That’s not the case with Ranil. Ranil is a puppet of the west and his core values are nothing but Judo-christian. Howevermuch black whites try try to force it on us, it cannot be done.

    Ranil has fantastic strategy of of winning the Presidential elections. He thinks he can win with almost all the minority votes plus minority of the majority (Sinhala Buddhist) votes. That strategy would have worked in 2005, if Velu had allowed the Tamils to vote. But not now for Ranil can hardly find the required 30% or so Sinhala Buddhist vote to fill the gap. JVP may like a Ranil win because they know they can be back in business. But they know it’ll not come true.

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      I think some people are getting the gist of this article entirely wrong.

      The point of fielding a common candidate is about ending of EP going out of parliament and getting EP back into the parliamentary body. That Mr. RW himself says is important. This means EP is in the hands of one person has, looking at its history of some 36 years, has done nothing service to the country than bringing it down. One can come up with argument of ending of terrorism etc. etc. I can give better answers for that, but not here. UNP+ SLFP + JVP + TNA ++++ every body wants that to happen, except MR

      What it requires is that one needs to come out of his shell-lock and try to understand the collective/share responsibility in things they do. That, when it comes to a government, in its top-level of Decision Making is crucial. It is all about the entire country, its total population. We can agree, so far, there has nothing constructively worked for country’s favour with EP during its 36 years other than waste, corruption and all kinds of negativity. Developing a county is purely a concerted and shared effort.

      In the meanwhile some people say about Batalandas and Kajulandas. Did Mr. RW not appear in the docks at Kochchikade Court 20 years ago about that. JVP is a matured political party. They know this is not about there party it is about their country. That is why they have joined up in this work with the backing of the Maha Sangha and Clergies+ Ven Sobhitha Thero.

      Thank you
      Thank you

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    MrSenanayake and Dr. Dayan both of you are wrong. It would brought better results if the son of the Butcher of Moneragala was not brought on to the platform. Harin blundered.

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    [Edited out] We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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      Get back to your English Language classes and continue to abide by CT’s comment language!

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    How did Hema miss the TNA synergy?..

    Velalas scored 80 % of the inhabitant vote in the North.

    That should ensure at least 7% in Nation wide basis allowing 1 % discount for any abnormalities.

    Still it is far more than the “Cuban Sahodarays” got in UVA.

    Add thah to Hema’s current total and it is 55 % for Ranil…

    Colombo bookies will give juicy odds for our punters in Colombo who are mug enough to back Rajapaksa for a win…

    Do our Bookies accept losing bets like the Ladbrokes in Diaspora Turf London?..

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    Interesting stuff.

    How did Hema miss the TNA synergy?.. Velalas scored 80 % of the inhabitant vote in the North.

    That should ensure at least 7% in Nation wide basis allowing 1 % discount for any abnormalities.

    Still it is far more than the “Cuban Sahodarays” got in UVA.

    Add that to Hema’s current total and it is 55 % for Ranil…

    Colombo bookies will give juicy odds for our punters in Colombo who are mug enough to back Rajapaksa for a win…

    Do our Bookies accept losing bets like the Ladbrokes in Diaspora Turf London?..

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    PE is going to cover up the whole country. It is significant in the past acid testing etc done through PCE over the months that majority Sinhala areas are rejecting this government steadily. We have to know why? So, what gets lost from there has to get added, obviously, to the Common C in the PE. What may be interesting but Mr. Senanayake did not mention about is the Minority votes. At a time when such a mass level of erosioning of Sinhala votes in such a sorry state for gov, the chances of creating a natural trend in minority votes getting closer to a common candidate will be much stronger than compared to Sinhala defection rate. Thesefore the synergetic effect in the upcoming PE will be very much a favourable factor on a common candidate when you put the minority factor in to the picture.

    The best point highlighted by Mr.S in this letter is: Ven. Sobhitha Thero and the rest of the opposition to let UNP, being the main constituent, to come up with an agreeable name from that party. (the opportunity cost)

    P.S.

    Governments are appointed by the people not to play games. They must act intelligently to lay foundations needed to take the population to the next level in life in line with the new trends with the world. The are humans they want governments to carefore them. This KUDU, GANJA, KASIPPU, GANIKA etc won’t take their live anywhere than further to hell. Technology, Economic drive, Empowerment, Engagement, Transparency… so many things governments have to give leadership to. Getting chosen another man for him to enjoy everything in the world while making such a severe burden to the economy won’t work for SL again. We need to select a man with a ‘head’ who can avoid abuse and playing monkey games. I agree with Sobhitha Thero, that a country like ours don’t need this EP going into one hand. Lets us make it the collective responsibility of the parliament. And make that the slogan of the to be common candidate. that alone is a factor that has the power to increase the energy in synergy
    Thank you

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    Ranil cannot and won’t win the presidential election but his candidature is giving room for Rajapaksa’s third term. I will bet with anybody for one core rupees.

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    Whatever theory writers deal with, have they considered the very possibility
    of the EC Computer Set up will be moved into the MoD Office for so-called
    security reasons. The Program in the Results set up will be operated by
    Chinese who would supply the Program. The end result is well known and
    no other science will stand. So forget all tactics and ensure that every
    Voter is EDUCATED that he treasures his single vote to out-do even
    Computers!

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    I am sorry to piss on this parade…Why Chandrika? Seriously? Are your heads really stuck inside..?

    She was a disaster for Sri Lanka. If you think the Rajapakse’s have destroyed much of Sri Lanka, it all started with Chandrika and her henchmen. One of them is the Media expert for the UNP!!!!

    It was Chandrika who was President when the Wayamba polls took place.
    It was Chandrika who was President when the LTTE was making merry.
    It was Chandrika who was President when the UNP came to power.
    It was Chandrika who was President when she dissolved parliament.

    So let us not forget who people really are, in our desperation to chase out the Rajapakses.

    Has everyone forgotten the sale of Air Lanka to Emirates for $25 million??? And, her purchase of a mansion in the UK soon after.

    Has everyone forgotten the fine she paid for selling valuable land (waters edge)to her henchman for a song?

    The Rajapakses learnt well, and learnt very fast, from her disastrous Presidency. It is stupid of some of you to be wishing she has matured and picked up some intelligence in the past few years, no matter her pronouncements.

    Actions speak louder than words…Just look at her actions and save yourself a second disaster. Ignore her pretense.

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      Polburuwas of your kind are plenty in our country today, noboudy would buy this kind of views seriously. BUt those who are aware know how we could get rid of [Edited out] from further destryoing the country. Srilanken airline while working with Emirates brouht billions of profits. Today over 2000 billions are losses and the national carrier has become Rajapakshe family taxi. You guys are born stupid to get the point. RW and CBK are thousand time better than Rajapakshes give a lead to this nation.

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        same,

        What is your favourite diet? Polkudu?

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      Upul ,

      you can’t see the bigger picture , can you ? no one is arguing CBK is the best president or trying to defend her , yes she was a disaster and mother off all ills , Victor Ivan has revealed all her accomplishments and every one is fully aware of all her misdeeds !
      the crux of the matter is , MR will never be able to defeat in an election , every body knows how he wins every god damn election and he can’t afford to lose this presidential election , mark my word MR ‘ll be the winner of this upcoming PE if anyone else contest against him , Ven Sobitha thero is a no match for mighty rajapakse and he knows it , but some one has to come forward to rescue the nation , so we must appreciate his sacrifice , question is can he do it alone ? answer is no , Ven MS needs some solid backing , it has to be from SLFP, UNP,JVP,DP, TNA and all other small parties , who can give leadership and guidance to their respective parties ? obviously no one is going to come from SLFP side , it is only CBK who can afford to come forward , once CBK support is there for Ven MS , all the disillusion SLFP voters would be voting against MR , next Ranil , he is no different to MR , no matter what Ranil wants to be the permanent opposition leader , period. he knows his shelf life has been expired since 2005 but due to his selfishness and greediness for power , he would/could not let go , Ranil’s reluctance to back CC is self explanatory yet hope for the best , at the eleventh hour his support for the Ven MS/CBK combo must come if want to see end of Rajapakse dynasty , Gen Fonseka’s support for the combo is an obvious one though he says some thing else now , don’t know about JVP’s game plan but my gut feelings say they prefer to put up with MR for another term as they see no short cut for a quicky , all the Tamil and Muslim votes definitely going to be against MR since CBK ‘s endorsement. think wisely , no body wants CBK to run SL ever again but to use her to rescue from the MR’s tyranny.

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        Upul,

        Don’t take this srilal fella seriously because this is what he is doing all this while-cut and paste, praising CB and when CB is challenged write some crap that I know CB is wattiamma, rogue and all that rubbish. This srilal is the same one as Bertie who seems to have obtained a sub contract from someone to inflate CB.

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          someone ,

          Hey man you seemed to be panicking , you telling Upul not to take me seriously , why ? perhaps he might have already ignored my comments , but why are you committing yourself here , it looks you ‘ve got some personnel hidden agenda and working for Ranil , Ranil is a double agent and his right hand man (long John A) is doing it openly , only morons would not understand this reality , keep on dreaming your hero Ranil will bring the necessary change to SL !

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            Srilal@,

            all let alone with a bird brain would get it that what you hve been saying the most match. Your arguments – for me and the many on this forum are better than any analyses of so called spinn docs like DJ or the like. Go ahead all the best pal, we always respect your adds – that really help many to open eyes and see the things realistically. All what we want is to get rid of murderous Rajapakshes out of our sights.

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              Dear Sirimal ,

              Thank you for your kind words Sirimal , yes you are right we must not lose our focus on defeating MR tyranny , Sadly Sri lanka is full of Tamil Nadu voters type lunatics who are willing to die for a politician or a particular party , we can only hope one day these lunatics open their eyes and wake up for the reality.

              Best regards

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          srilal,

          Me panicking? Hah! On the contrary I feel jubilant and almost victorious! Like the goat who followed the goat hoping to catch the dangling and so loosely hanging testicle sac you and others in your bankrupt SLFP party have been singing this “long john” song for the umpteenth time for several years now whenever John goes overseas and MARA is with him! See how bankrupt you and your SLFP are! You don’t have a presentable Christian man to meet with Pope and therefore you hire one from UNP! Your Wattiamma CB and MARA are all ekawalle pol, all are SLFPers and rogues. And surely you must be one too because of your affinity and fondness of rogues. John song aside, now your Mervyn Silva is singing the croak song, Athuraliye Rathana is singing the bulti song, not alone but along with 5 ministers! Please tell me what is happening inside your house! You can’t just blame MARA and wish your hands singing hosannas to CB. This is your party and these are the people you cherished in your heart. That is why you hate RW so much and bet on CB so obstinately. Oh, I forgot to ask you. What the hell has your Motta Sirisena done writing a letter to MARA asking why the hell P Election is going to be held now with 2 years still to go and without fulfilling any of the promises given to people? Is he too going to jump to RW’s boat? Also will you please enlighten us as to what nonsense CB talked with RW in London on their current tour without taking the steps recommended by you to grab power from MARA. One final question to forever silence your hekara kata: You have been athin kala harak balanawa to promote CB as the CC. But nary a word has been uttered by CB that she would run. On the contrary she has confirmed she would not do politics yet again! Why the hell are you burning kerosene for nothing? Have you struck a free oil stream under Mannar Basin?

          PS: Sorry that I had to use rough language but I do not direct it at you but your attitudes. Get over the bloody sickness as soon as possible and try to live with the reality.

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            someone ,

            Mate , i don’t know what to say , except acknowledging and accepting all your accusations , yes i’m a big time CBK supporter and willing to give my life for her ,happy ? any thing more you want me to say ?
            now let’s get in to real business , as a Sri lankan citizen i don’t want to see MR’s dynasty continuation, we have been suffering from long enough and desperately need a full stop , that full stop will not bring by our double agent Ranil , what is Ranil’s game plan this time ? will he bow down and leave the party for good or planning to stick around covering under another pseudo leadership council or some thing similar BS, after losing upcoming PE ?both sajith and Ranil supporters can’t see beyond their noses , they see every one else as their enemies as exactly MR lunatics do , my take on the upcoming election Ranil , Sajith and MR all are working together for one common goal while JVP trying to save their face by distancing themselves from everyone , may be only Gen SF and TNA will honestly fight to oust MR , but their vote base is very insignificant to do anything meaningful , so the final result is yet another resounding victory for MR to continue his dictatorial governance along with his buddy permanent opposition leader. by the way i like the way you dodge the long John question , it’s very much similar to 18A, CJ 43 unlawful ouster explanations !

            PS: in earlier occasions i’ve been accused as a MR supporter , Sinhla Kotiya ,NGO Kaakka , General SF supporter , LLTEr and now as CBK supporter , i’m happy to wear any hat if it makes you happy !

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            srilal,

            You are not penny a worth entity vis a vis your arguments, en masse. I am writing and wasting my time over you purely as a research analysis into the illogical, hate and ignorance mongering and zero output mentality of people like you. The research provides insight into how MARA tries to sow disunity within opposition and break it into pieces of contradictory opinions.

            This is what you are made up of:

            ” that full stop will not bring by our double agent Ranil , what is Ranil’s game plan this time ? will he bow down and leave the party for good or planning to stick around covering under another pseudo leadership council or some thing similar BS, after losing upcoming PE ?both sajith and Ranil supporters can’t see beyond their noses , they see every one else as their enemies as exactly MR lunatics do , my take on the upcoming election Ranil , Sajith and MR all are working together for one common goal………”

            You want to end MR’s abhorrent regime. And for that you are going to perform a transgender operation on MARA-cut [Edited out] lengthwise, made an opening, [Edited out] like a parrot beak so that every eunuch can derive political orgasm and stitch it onto the butter sac so as to resemble a SLFP/CB cunt! Cui bono? To the same set of current rogues! CB running would mean not only would there be the mobilization of the rogues who are destroying this country aided and abetted by MARA the king of all rogues but there would also be the infiltration of new rogues into the system who have not yet had an opportunity to plunder the country. Ultimately the [Edited out] would throw this abolition talk out of the window as she has already done once, gang with the former goons and stooges and carry on merrily for another period of plunder and destruction. Oh poor Sri Lanka! Oh Dear! Oh Dear! What a kaalakanni idea has this srilal fella has proposed!

            CB/SLFP has outlived their time in the present political context in the country. It has definitely be a UNP oriented government now. It is not UNP joining SLFP to form a government but the shipwrecked SLFPers support the UNP to form a government and fulfil the duties they have failed to perform under Rajapaksha SLFP rogues. It is this change that the people of this country are yearning for.

            Lastly but not the least important question which you never have answered but which I have been demanding from you: Can you squeeze the mouth open nerve of CB and get her to utter these words: “I am going to run for EP” because at the moment what you are doing is what Andare did to build his dream world. While eating a rambutan Andere entered his imaginary world where he planted the rambutan seed, the tree grew up and gave a massive harvest which was sold amassing piles and piles of money for Andere who then married a beautiful woman who gave birth to a beautiful child for whom Andere bought a cot which was too oversized to be taken into the house and so the Andere broke the door frame of the house to let it in only to hit on the head by his old wife to be awakened into real world! Don’t keep your love for CB in your heart and suffer but get her to speak her heart out!

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              Someone ,

              so you are doing a research , great ! you’ve chosen a wrong sample (Participant) , let me suggest you to do that research on lunatics who are colour blind and unable to differentiate right from wrong , by the way your messiah Ranil’s right hand man long john is back , so don’t forget to include him for your research mate.

              PS : someone , i know who you are !!

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    It is the” 6th habit”Syergy in the famous book by Dr. Stephen R Covey “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” It going to work for the opposition

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    Hema:

    I like your optimism but you are mistaken that your following Quote will have the desired effect in Sinhala Lank and I give you my reasons below.
    “Synergy is an important word in the subjects of management and business. A synergy is where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In other words, when two or more people or organizations combine their efforts, they can accomplish more together than their accomplishments achieved separately”.

    Just consider the following:

    **** Because fission ( breaking a big Atom) uses “heavier” fuel, it actually produces less energy out, per unit mass in, than fusion ( Same as SYNERGY the word you have chosen). Unfortunately, at this time, the conditions needed for fusion to occur and be contained require more energy than is produced in the fusion reaction.

    So your theory of bringing in UNP and others of like mind to form a Credible Alternative will require much more energy to achieve and therefore falls by the way side.

    I think in my opinion FISSION that is breaking up UNP and by that I mean not splitting but getting rid of Ranil who is a spent force and elect the young and appealing Premadesa will have the desired effect and break the firm grip of MR.
    SYNERGY is not what we need now as it will use up more energy to put together a Credible alternative than it releases.

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    kali,

    Don’t talk nodanna nonsense. Creep into your kali temple and carry on deceiving the ignorant and the terrified. This forum is not intended for kapuralas like you.

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      Indrawansa:

      Only Animals like you deceive and that is in the Blood of Animals. So dont talk and rubbish and accept your Origins.

      I take it that you are a sibling of the other Animal ” Wimalwansa” and dont worry there are 20 million of you and I know the truth HURTS.

      Sinhabahu or (“Lion-arms”), was the son of a Vanga princess and a lion. He killed his father and became king of Vanga. His son Vijaya would emigrate to Lanka and become the progenitor of the Sinhala people

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      Indra( Wimal) wansa:

      Tell Dr.Nonis your ex envoy to UK to stop deceiving that he was beaten up by Sajin in New York. Also tell him to stop talking nosnsense as it is common for Animals to fight each other in public places. The Only country where this kind of things is common and considered normal.

      Just post a comment to confirm that you undestand and have conveyed the message to Dr. Nona

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    kali,

    Hah…FISSION, UNP, SYNERGY, RW, spent force…. what the hell are you talking about? What kind of an animal are your? Four legged, two legged or no legged? Moda Uura, before you talk on those things on which you know no head or tail, go and get your split asshole fused together from the nearest tailor’s shop.

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      Indrawansa:

      Certainly not half animal & half human like your MUM & DAD. I never expected you to understand PHYSICS. But as for your Ancestors Your Father was four leged and your MUM was too legged and I cant understand how they managed to mate. Can you explain.
      Instead of Jumping off to something else stick to the Topic on Hand and explain . If I had Ancestors like yours I will be disgusted.

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      Indrawansa you Mirugam:

      It looks like you have taken a “Viswarubam” and preparing for a Long Battle which I dont intend to lose.
      Let Battle commence.

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    kali,

    “It looks like you have taken a “Viswarubam” and preparing for a Long Battle which I dont intend to lose. Let Battle commence. “

    Get lost lunatic [Edited out]. I have no fight with a cesspool stirring pig like you. I am not going to kick you the [Edited out] on the road.

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      Indra( Wimal) wansa:

      It looks like you have given up even before it has started. Don’t worry just wave the White Flag and come out I wont shoot you.

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    Indrawansa:

    The Medicine is working and there is no need to get agitated when you lose an argument. Only Animals go into a rage when you corner them and you have demonstrated your origins.
    You haven’t answered my Historical Question but then how can you. You cant it is written all over your face. Sinkamugam.

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      kali,

      [Edited out]

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        Indrawansa:

        Freedom of expression is denied to Non Humans.

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          kali,

          Get lost you FUSION [Edited out]

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            kali,

            Hay,[Edited out] what happened to you? Had your mouth fusioned too?

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    I think it is not the Ranil is the best loser its our people. sadly our people are very narrow minded but now they have begun to think. in 2005 actually Ranil would have win if they didn’t stop the Tamil votes. I personally think still Ranil can win if JPV+DP work really surpport him. but Gorvernment try to attack Ranil’s personality saying he is a all time looser but if people act wisely Ranil still have a chance but I prefer someone else who people can really trust. then Ranil should be the leader

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