By Grusha Andrews –
The seven member bench has given their verdict. The crackers have gone off shuttering the air. Ajith P Perera and Hirunika have opined reminding us of our political poverty. Signaling the rise of the new kleptocracy, Ravi Karunanayake The Innocent, UNP’s ‘soft Baby Back Bencher’ who has no clue where the house he lived in materialized from, has made a comeback. He was the first to emerge from the courts complex yesterday to hail the independent judiciary.
Sajith Premadasa has now emerged as the intellectual messiah of the UNP. Since two days he refers to Maithrilpala Sirisena as “Srimath” (“Sir”). There was a Big Premadasa calling himself “Srimath”, sitting on a custom made throne before the era of this Little Premadasa. Prior to the current political windfall Sajith was sitting on a Nilkamal chair playing a game called “Tall for security- short for laborer”? All these faces remind us of the doom that we await.
Dear readers, savor the Supreme Court verdict today. Because tomorrow is another day.
This victory will be your victory till tomorrow. Tomorrow the UNP will claim this to be their victory alone. They will build their new kleptocracy with wheeler dealers like Ravi Karunanayake, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Wasantha Senanayake and Rajitha Senaratne to enthrone them, justifying themselves through the court verdict.
The Rajapskas Will Be Punished : Never
Even if a new government will be formed under the UNP in due course, the Rajapaksas will never be brought to rule. Thajudeen will be buried 12 feet under along with the tears of his parents who die a thousand deaths. Shiranthi Rajapaksa, who is connected to this murder will never stay a single day in a prison cell. The only person who emerged victorious from this shameless Yahapalana regime is Hiruniika, the daughter of Bharatha Laxman Premachandra who died causing the death of a man in the rival gang. We are made to forget that another man died in this confrontation.
In their three year rule so far, the Yahapalana government has not shown any real respect for the law, public administration nor rule of law. Although they lay claim to the “Good Governance We Gave You!”, if not for Maithripala Sirisena there would be no independent judiciary, 19th Amendment or Right to Information Act.
Tomorrow, the UNP will claim the court verdict. The people will be soon removed from the mega hall of the Temple Trees that will be cleaned to five star standards. If Chathura Senaratne wishes to marry there again there will be no one to stop him. Because tomorrow, the most corrupt Rajitha Senaratne will be most powerful .The supporters of the UNP and the citizens who protected the UNP for good 50 days will be forgotten. Because in the anatomy of the UNP runs the despotic, unruly, corrupt blood.
Perhaps till their mega rally at the Galle Face finishes on the 17th, the UNP might treat us all humans. But never, ever will the UNP deliver us from political suppression.
Fleas Of A Kleptocracy
On 26th October 2018 the greatest betrayal of the peoples’ mandate occurred. Honestly, none of us, not even the vast majority of politicians knew of the coup. It shattered our sense of decency. From that day on, for a full week, I wrote an article a day, resisting this act of indecency. I attended each and every street protest, rain or shine during the last 50 days.
I who did all that am penning this harsh article because of the TV Program I accidentally stumbled in to on the 9th of December on TNL TV. One day prior to the crucial judgment on the dissolution of the parliament 10th of December (later the day of judgment was postponed to the 13th of December), TNL, the only TV channel to platform the views of the UNP and the democratic forces telecast a program called Janahanda on the constitutional crisis. TNL TV is owned by Shan Wickremesinghe, brother of Ranil Wickremesinghe. I was stunned to note that the man sitting to the left of Sunil Watawala, representing the JVP, was the fake director of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital (SJGH) (Dr?) Susitha Senaratne! Susitha Senaratne is a condemned individual infamous for holding an illegal appointment of Director SJGH by political force since 2015. Majority of the mainstream newspapers, alternate media such a Ravaya, websites such as the Colombo Telegraph have all repeatedly exposed the illegal occupation of the post by this man without as much a letter of appointment. Susitha Senaratne is nothing but a flea latched on to the mega political hound dog Rajitha Senaratne. The auditor general of Sri Lanka and the COPE have both called out this act of irregularity and Susitha Senaratne has survived with the blessing of Rajitha Senaratne and three consecutive and corrupt Secretaries of the Ministry of Health.
How do you like the media ethics of Shan Wickremesinghe? Do you think they will do decent politics tomorrow?
Dear readers, brace yourselves. And don’t forget savor the Supreme Court decision while you can because tomorrow hound dogs like Rajitha and their pups like Chathura, complete with the fleas like Susitha Senaratne are due to emerge .
This Is Just One Example
Following this TV program I went back and read all the articles on Colombo Telegraph related to Susitha Senaratne. This condemned doctor is simply a man who parachuted in to the UNP political scenes. He contributed to the corruption of Rajitha Senaratne. He hobnobbed with politicians such as Patali Champika Ranawaka and other powerful politicians. He made sure he posed with politicians in selfies and photos wherever he went. Basically he played the role of the backyard dog who loiters. Without a single professional or academic qualification he got himself “appointed” Director SJGH, has continued to occupy. He has survived without an administrative or legal basis to do so, for 3 years.
Dear Readers, who does this man remind you of?
Reminds you of Mahinda Rajapaksa, doesn’t he?
Didn’t Mahinda Rajapaksa “assume duties” on the 26th of October, the same way?
Two employees of SJGH who have challenged the appointment of Susitha Senaratne in the court of appeal. It is a twist of fate that the same judges, namely Justice Surasena and Justice Obeysekera who suspended the premiership of Mahinda Rajapaksa suspended the attendance of Susitha Senaratne at the SJGH Board in an interim verdict recognizing that Senaratne was not qualified to hold his office. However, Athula Kahandaliyanage, the Chairman of SJGH, an indiscriminate stooge of anyone political be it Ranil- Maithripala, Mahinda –Rajitha bungled the implementation of the court order, in contempt.
It is THIS Susitha Senaratne who is contempt of the court presided by Justice Surasena and Justice Obeysekera who was brought in by Shan Wickremesinghe to criticize Mahinda Rajapaksa! The SAME Susitha Senaratne, suspended at the SAME Court of Appeal before the SAME judges was ushered in to insult Mahinda Rajapakse who was suspended at the SAME court by the SAME judges! Talk about bringing in the kettle to call the pot black.
How do you now like the “respect” the UNP has for the judiciary?
Throughout the program Susitha Senaratne brags and brags like a child. It’s almost as if he single handedly appointed the President and the PM! He boasts that he was the protector of the President’s former residence on the eve of the Presidential election. He must imagine that the viewers are donkeys. Partaking in this brand of politics is explicitly forbidden to a government servant of his designation. Did the acting Chairman of SJGH Dr Anil Jasinghe authorize this appearance where Senaratne was introduced as the Director of SJGH? Did the SLMC authorize this appearance where he was also introduced as a representative of the SLMC?
Dear Readers, see where the UNP places a corrupt rogue. How to you like the morals of the UNP?
All I want to know is whether Shan Wickremesinghe’s TLN is any better than Derana and Hiru TV?
By featuring this man trying to teach the law to the same judiciary that suspended him, the UNP and TNL have insulted the judiciary. God help democracy, will of the people and the independent judiciary under the UNP!
This is but one example.
This is the nature of the UNP. The UNP no longer has space for democracy or decency. This flea called Susitha Senaratne is a parasite of Shan Wickremesinghe and the UNP.
Is this then the “culture” of the UNP? They should be ashamed. As much as stooges like Shiral Lakthilake brought doom to Maithripala Sirisena, similar parasites like Susitha Senarate will spell doom for the likes of Ranil and Rajitha who do not realize this in their state of ecstasy. Susitha Senaratne is an insignificant flea for now. But a flee feeds on blood.
JVP, Anura, Wake Up!!!
The most laughable behavior was of Sunil Watawala representing the JVP at this program. Repeatedly referring to documents from the Petroleum Corporation, he kept calling a wannabe appointee as a “lap dog” of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Didn’t he know that the man sitting next to him, Susitha Senarante was the ultimate lap dog of Rajitha Senaratne? Didn’t he know that this lap dog has unjustly caused the interdiction of two JVP activists, resulting, in tern his own suspension of his attendance at the SJGH board by the Court of Appeal? Doesn’t the JVP , a party with iron discipline enquire in to who the panelists are when sending their representative to a TV program?
We can understand how the UNP sent this corrupt and condemned man to this program. After all it is the same UNP who ensured the safe passage of the greatest bond scammer in our history Arjun Mahendran to Singapore. UNP is the party of the corrupt. So we understand.
But what about the JVP? What pact does Anura Kumara Dissanayake have with the TNL to feature their representative alongside Susitha Senarante to buttress his reputation as a soldier for democracy? What is the motive behind Sunil Watawala sharing the same media platform with Susitha Senaratne on TV when Senaratne’s corrupt caliber is well known? On what ethical ground has Watawala done this?
Anura Kumara Dissanayake, if you have no answers to my questions, you better wake up, man! Wake up and educate innocent political babe Sunil Watawala that if you sleep with the dogs you wake up with the fleas. If you are also unaware of that saying recite it like a mantra to yourself!
Dear readers, savor yesterday’s Supreme Court verdict to your heart’s content. Because after the 17th a great kleptocracy made up of criminals such as these is due to fall on your heads.