23 September, 2017

Who Will Be Our Next President?

By Hilmy Ahamed

හිල්මි අහමඞ්

Hilmy Ahamed

With the announcement that parliament would be dissolved effective midnight, June 26th 2015, the political debate will move on to the next stage of building coalitions. The rebel group from the UPFA who have stood by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa may end up as political orphans, unless Mahinda Rajapaksa comes forward to provide leadership to their election campaign. Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) which probably will go it alone and is likely to emerge as the bigger winner at the next general election, may not succeed in getting the magic 113 number as a single party. So, they have to look for wheeler-dealers to form the next government. Will it be the minority parties or will it be Sirisena’s lot from the SLFP/UPFA? Sri Lanka needs a stable government and we pray that President Sirisena would be able to steer the next elected parliamentarians to work together with the national government concept.

The passage of the watered down 19A is a landmark achievement, yet it falls short of the many promises made by the common opposition in the run up to the January 2015 elections. The dilution of it is seen as a strategic move by vested interests to climb to the presidential seat after Maithripala Sirisena relinquishes office after his first term. Would president Sirisena quit after his first term or would he want the second term? He has renegaded on many of his election promises, and this may not be an exception.

Champika RanawakaThe much talked about 20th Amendment will be put in to cold storage with parliament being dissolved without its passage. The minority parties strongly believe that Champika Ranawaka and some groups of Buddhist extremists are behind the attempt to deprive the minor and minority parties, the political influence they have had with successive governments. They believe that with the possible exit of Maithripala Sirisena after his first presidential term, Champika Ranawaka could stake a claim to the throne as the UPFA presidential candidate, and if minorities have no major say, it would be easier to convince the majority community that they need a nationalistic leader. His desperate ambition to lead the country is no secret and the fact that Champika and his lot opposed the total abolition of the executive presidential system gives credibility to this theory. Is President Maithripala aware of this possible conspiracy or has he become a victim of his own self-confidence.

Sri Lanka has just emerged from an ultra nationalist period of governance with the regime change in January 2015. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s downfall was the rejection of him by the anti racist majority of Sri Lankans. With that knowledge, will Champika follow in the footsteps of Mahinda Rajapaksa and attempt another ultra nationalist government? Would the majority Buddhists reject the racist policies espoused by extremists again?

The minorities’ main grievance was their fear that the 20th Amendment would reduce their numbers in parliament and eliminate them from the decision making process of government. Hakeem’s comment in parliament that his community is in a worse situation than during Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tenure is indeed laughable. He has forgotten the hate, intimidation and threats his community faced from Buddhist extremists under the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, with the Bodu Bala Sena and other extremist groups allowed to cause violence against minorities with impunity. In the last three years, the Secretariat For Muslims (SFM) has recorded over 540 incidents against the Muslims. The evangelical Christian community too has recorded a similar number against them.

Over 6.2 Million voted for President Maithripala Sirisena against the 5.8 million for Mahinda Rajapaksa. ZL Mohamed in his detailed analysis (Colombo Telegraph-June 6th 2015) of voter registrations show that there were 15,044,490 voters registered on the electoral rolls but the number of citizens who were of legal voting age was only 14,449,000 as per the official Census data. That would be at least 600,000 ghost voters, who would have been registered probably illegally to change the election results in favour of the then incumbent president Mahinda Rajapaksa. ZL Mohamed’s assumption is probably based on the belief that there were large numbers of ghost voters registered prior to the last presidential elections in connivance with the Grama Niladari’s, who not only helped to include them in the voters registry, but also helped in issuing fake identity cards. If this allegation is true, it is important that an immediate investigation is undertaken and all such ghost votes cancelled prior to the next elections and criminal proceeding should be brought on all who conspired.. Failure would mean that these ghost votes could tip the balance of 15 to 30 parliamentary seats in the next elections, as per Mohamed’s analysis.

With the current flux in the governance mechanism, the Presidents resolve to dissolve parliament and hold a general election is probably the most appropriate decision made by President Maithripala since his election.

The possible entry of Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Prime Ministerial stakes would bring in much flavor to the election process. It would be interesting to see if Mahinda Rajapaksa will walk the talk or abandon his followers. Both Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Sirisena cannot be seen as dividing the SLFP, thereby diminishing the chances of the SLFP’s victory. On the other hand, President Sirisena cannot forget the sacrifices made by the UNP in forwarding him as the common presidential candidate. Hence, he has a moral obligation to honour his commitments to the UNP.

The Mahinda Rajapaksa clan in parliament was aware that parliament would be dissolved. They played every delaying tactic possible to postpone the next general elections, as delays would be a distinct advantage to them. Many wanted to pull the rug under President Sirisena’s feet, but he seems to maneuver well along slipper floors.

The best option now would be to campaign for a national government led by the UNP where a new constitution would be formulated that includes the abolition of the Executive Presidency, preferential voting and accommodate fair representation of all communities and ensure that rule of law prevails. This will augur well for the country. A stable government could take Sri Lanka to unprecedented heights.

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    No Sri Lankan ever did this in the history of Sri Lankan politics and
    Mr. Sirisena will certainly contest next presidential election to
    complete his two terms, allowed in the constitution under the pretext
    of overseeing the developments started in his 1st term.

    If he can continue his statesman like behaviour, for the rest of his term, the people will certainly demand for his come back.

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      “People demanding” that Kumar Sangakkara play a few more cricket matches is one thing; Maithri, to me, is a hero. However, running for a second term would be disastrous!

      Just as he has to find decent young candidates for parliament, so he has to groom a successor for the 2020 Presidency.

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        Why not bring Kumar Sangakara to contest from Kandy under the UNP symbol. He would create history by securing the highest vote

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        Sinhala_man – You have stated that the second term will be disastrous for Mr. Sirisena. Please name a few who can be groomed to be the next president after Mr.Sirisena. There is none today in the calibre of MS, who threw away his perks and powers to re introduce democracy in the country, We have to find some and groom them and this is not going to happen within the next five turbulent years converting, dictatorial way of governing to democracy and the President has to complete his second term to put this into practice and the bureaucrats, armed forces and the Police will take time to fall in line with the new democratic systems and practices. Hope you will agree with me as to why MS should complete two terms

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          What is the caliber of MS . There are Gona’s that can play politics like him under every village stone . the question is where can we find a politician of the Caliber of Gota who can be the next LKY or mahathir of Sri lanka .

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      NOT THE MAN IN THE PICTURE. He has no backing. He is a racialist.This cheap joker has no political future.

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    what a silly ” analysis”.

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      Dayan, you probably don’t agree because your promoter is in the equation. What is silly about this analysis which is more bullshit than your writings. Hilmy has his own agenda of talking about his community, but that is besides the point. Your back licking of Mahinda Rajapaksa and your writings against Ranil is what causes us to give you the comments that your receive, so go look at yourself in the mirror before comment

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        NOT THE MAN IN THE PICTURE. He has no backing. He is a racialist.This cheap joker has no political future.

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        Jayasuriya you are right. Dayan will the official joker of the Palace if the Maharajah is asuccessful

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      I also must say, this was done before by the Rajapaksas when they disfranchised over 500,000 minority and know UNP voters before. This was a strategy of the JVP when they supported MR in 2005. So, this is not the first time the Grama Niladari’s changed election results. We made sure that this did not happen to the minorities during the 2015 elections, but no one thought of the ghost votes as hilmy claims. There is some truth in it as there are more voters registered than the eligible voters who are 18 or over. Why has no one gone to courts against the elections commissioner for allowing more voters than the eligible numbers

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      How can a person of your calibre comment on an analysis as silly when you talk bull shit all the time

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      Dayan,

      You are out! People have buried racism, fundamentalism and dictatorship. Your advise made Mahinda to go beyond BBS and White Van. He buried himself in the mud.

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        I would love to do to you what the mourners at Lalith Athulathmudali’s funeral. You will meet your waterloo after the results are announced on the 18th August. You hatred for Ranil has made you MAD and have gone to MR

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      Perhaps DR. D.J. has exhausted his arsenal of words and ideas to promote the interests of his Patron MR he now describes others analysis as silly and what not.

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      WOW… ‘Only I know everything’ uncle has spoken!!!

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      Hilmy Ahamed

      Dayan the war monger types:

      “what a silly ” analysis”.”

      Could you heed to his critique of your article.

      Please send your first draft to him for his approval then publish them. Or publish his typing under your name.

      He is concerned with silliness than any substantive analysis, for him the silly season started almost 25 years ago and it seems never ending.

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      Dr J

      Are only those with a Phd qualified to provide an analysis?

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      Well said Dr DJ. It is silly indeed.

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        Dr R K Raghavan

        “Well said Dr DJ. It is silly indeed.”

        If this analysis is silly what would you call Dayan’s?

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          Native Vedda

          DJ’s is very thought provoking.

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        Dr Raghavan.

        You live in the rama and sita era. Your brains are probably clogged to the realities of todays politics. You can continue to believe that a monkey walked across the palk straights. Dont insult hilmys analysis. He explains his thoughts in an understandable manner unlike your favourite [Edited out] Dayan.

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      Dayan Silva

      What a silly “comment” !

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      What [Edited out] you are to call other peoples analysis silly. You are the silly guy around here who s..k up to Mahinda Rajapaksa. It may be better that every morning you do a lingam worship of MR and your brains may start functioning. I had a lot of respect for your dedication when you were in Geneva, but since then, you have become an A grade sucker who has not succeeded. You have Killi to give you coverage because he has put his money in MR. So, this is not going to last, because elections have been declared and you need to protect your [Edited out]

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      DJ

      If a SL women given a chance, will she marry Mahinda or Ranil- this what called is a sound analysis; amateurish for a political scientist?.

      You have run out of ideas other than spitting blatant racist venom after your inner sanctum which absorbed by dump patriotism found the courage to pierce through the leftist shade behind which you have been covering yourself from your readers as one of a well balanced annalists. Try to rediscover yourself, if you can, you are in with a chance to be considered for one of the best idiots, if Lankans left with the choice of choosing only idiots.

      Would you put out your prediction.

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      Dear DR Dayan Jaythilake silva,

      Not Me,
      I will not be the Next Persidente of Sri lanka,
      As I have many pending court cases of murder, rape, Abduction and Ransom taking.
      Some time My boss will contest,
      But There is no any chances for him also.
      Because, Under the Maithree Yahapaalanya, now days We canot run White van and Thug business too.

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      Dr CRAP had commented.Hope the UCG will throw out this fool.Actually what does he teach.

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    Hilmy,

    Thanks.

    “Who Will Be Our Next President?” A Sinhalese Buddhist who does not practise BUDDHISM

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      Anpu

      Who will be our next President?

      Dayan Shillva !!

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    Maithiripala Srisena is going to be the president for next four and a half years. He need a team who can work him together to complete his proposed democratic changes for corruption free, peaceful country where every one shares good values. Maithiri cannot work together with the person who attempted to murder him. Maithiri cannot work with BBS/Gotapaya which encourage violence under the cover of saffron which is against to Buddhist principles and values. SLFP should not be a party of extremist Sinhalese or Buddhists. Mahinda took SLFP to a disaster but Maithiri saved it from extinction. Maithiri has a responsibility to bring back SLFP to the right direction by eliminating those elements that are barrier to good governance. SLFP cannot dance to satisfy the needs of criminals and fundamentalists.A few good people is better than a large number of bad people. Maithiri have the ability and strength to purify SLFP and to work for better Srilanka.

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    The only one person who can be the president is Anura Kumara Dissanayaka. He is honest, very practical, and intelligent. He has a B. S.c in Physics. He is a critical thinker.

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      Agree 100000000%. The JVP should be given the reins for a few years and take it away before they become corrupt

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      AKD is one of the best critiques we have, but we are not sure what is the alternative he is proposing. what is economic policy, how does he hope to bring economic prosperity for all including the poorest of the poor..

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      The people have for so long tasted the bitterness caused by UNP and SLFP-led coalition regimes which set the path for all the negative situations in the country; racism, communalism, religious-conflicts, corruption in governance, etc. etc. come a long way through hard experiences they have laid-down clear policies on the main issues; their unified leadership speaks with one voice and thinking on all issues without causing confusion, they are consistent, and they are deliberate. They are the party for the better future of the country.

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    There is NO such word as renegaded
    You meant to say RENEGED. RW will win hands down and minority racist parties will not get to blackmail the UNP. We will then impeach President Sirisena and bring MR and SF in front of the Hague. We’ll legalize gay marriage in keeping with USA and their gay married Charge DeAffaires. We’ll jail opposition leaders on trumped up charges if we have to; RW will become President before Sirisena’s first term runs out. We’ll make peace with eelam and we’ll ensure prosperity and equality for all. We will have Muslims, Hindus, Tamils, Burghers, born again evangelicals as powerful cabinet ministers. We’ll eradicate sinhala buddhist racism and make it a Christian nation in under 25 years like South Korea but we’ll accept and love all of you but you will not get special places.

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      Your defnitely not a UNP supporter cause your just full of crap.

      hahahaha i really hope noone pays attention to you

      trying to stir up some bullshit but people realise real lies so dont worry

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      Thanks TokyoRose, it is the autocorrect. Appreciate you pointing it out

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    Champika is probably the best politician to be the next president, but first of all he needs to clear his name in the coal contact which he was accused of taking kickbacks. The fact is, did he take it for himself or to the JHU? and it is no secret with the daily mirror girl.

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      Jayasuriya now you being a mad hatter

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    Champikaya as the President …No way Jose…

    After Champika allowed Singapore Mahendran to put our children and even grand children on instalment payments for Aloysious Associates LKR 5000 Million loan to Galleon Ravi at 13 % interest for 30 years.

    And allowing the FM Samere, to shake .hands with the LTTE heavies Suren Surendran and Reverend Emmanuel from the British Tiger Forum to give them the right to have self rule in the North East.

    Plus allow Diaspora mates in the West ,and the UN Chief to try our war heroes for war crimes.

    FM Samare’s secret deal which was signed in London in front of Norwegian Solheim is in the open now.

    Special Cabinet Minister from the TNA will have total power for the North and the East independent of the Central Government.

    The two CMS will only report to this Special Minister.

    Land and Police will be totally under the Chief Ministers,

    And no Military in the North or the East.

    How clever is this 13 A Plus Plus.

    Thankfully the inhabitants can now decide whether they approve this arrangement which wasn’t disclosed to them by either the UNP leader Ranil or the self claimed SLFP leaders CBK and Sirisena..

    Prabkaran’s LTTE map of Srilanka would be a reality if Ranil, Ravi,Samare and CBK form the next Government with the TNA Special Minister covering the whole land mass from Mannar over Jaffna right down to Yala along the North East coast.

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      That money will be paid back to UNP to run the election campaign.

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      Sumane – You should do well working with MR team as a propagandist and we will get back to square one and rule the country raising the communal flag as done in the past. Did you realise that the country was plundered by the last regime to the tune of billions of dollars over a decade by keeping people in the dark under the pretext of safe guarding the country from LTTE & enemies in the West and was able to blackmail and brainwash the majority people, while secretly doing nefarious activities and country’s resources were spirited away.

      Even today, people would not have come to know the horror stories if Mr, Sirisena failed to win the election. Certain section of people still feel that communalism should be raised to cover the sins to win
      elections,knowing the gullible nature of the people. What do you gain by suppressing the minorities, Tamils specifically? why should people
      thrive in fear mongering ?

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    The possible entry of Rajapaksa will bring more RIDICULE and not flavor to an already ridiculous electoral system.

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    “Over 6.2 Million voted for President Maithripala Sirisena against the 5.8 million for Mahinda Rajapaksa. ZL Mohamed in his detailed analysis (Colombo Telegraph-June 6th 2015) of voter registrations show that there were 15,044,490 voters registered on the electoral rolls but the number of citizens who were of legal voting age was only 14,449,000 as per the official Census data. That would be at least 600,000 ghost voters, who would have been registered probably illegally to change the election results in favour of the then incumbent president Mahinda Rajapaksa. ZL Mohamed’s assumption is probably based on the belief that there were large numbers of ghost voters registered prior to the last presidential elections in connivance with the Grama Niladari’s, who not only helped to include them in the voters registry, but also helped in issuing fake identity cards. If this allegation is true, it is important that an immediate investigation is undertaken and all such ghost votes cancelled prior to the next elections and criminal proceeding should be brought on all who conspired.. Failure would mean that these ghost votes could tip the balance of 15 to 30 parliamentary seats in the next elections, as per Mohamed’s analysis.”

    excellent point.Now who is going to do this before the next election?Elections commissioner of course.How is he going to do it?

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      Shankar, this could be easily done by the UNP through their local organizers and provincial councillors, At every GS division level, if party volunteers start cross checking the persons register as per the addresses, they can weed out atleast 70 to 80% of the Ghost votes. After all, at the GS level, you will have many who know the neighbors and other people around them,

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        I also must say, this was done before by the Rajapaksas when they disfranchised over 500,000 minority and know UNP voters before. This was a strategy of the JVP when they supported MR in 2005. So, this is not the first time the Grama Niladari’s changed election results. We made sure that this did not happen to the minorities during the 2015 elections, but no one thought of the ghost votes as hilmy claims. There is some truth in it as there are more voters registered than the eligible voters who are 18 or over. Why has no one gone to courts against the elections commissioner for allowing more voters than the eligible numbers

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      So the ‘disappeared’ far outnumber the figures given by the LTTE proxies.

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    NOT that JHU of chauvinist politics of an opportunism.
    Sri lanka want more deliberation and consensus of politics of democracy secular base .

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    You are asking the right questions.

    As to answers, How about Faizer Mustapha?How about Kabir Hashim, hey?

    Both these people have been playing their political cards right to qualify for the job. Haven’t they?

    Elevation of such people to these positions is essential to tighten the grip in our journey towards the caliphate.

    We don’t want “ultra nationalists” like MR because they talk too much about the Sinhalese and Buddhism. Don’t they?

    Isn’t that right, Hilmy Ahmed?

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      Aren’t you that Theravadian Abitthaya who used to call himself Vibhushana? Your negativized questions like ” Haven’t they?”, “don’t they”, “isn’t it”, etc is a surefire giveaway. No matter, write on, you have Mi3’s guarantee that you can continue to write any bullshit you want – just like that peretha doctor dj.

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      You talk about Fiaser and Kabeer, but there are many honest Muslim politicians. Aswer and I have stood by the country and sacrificed so much to ensure H E Mahinda Rajapaksa’s victory. My community called us many names, but we did it for the love we have for our country

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        Look what this bootlicker is talking about. He suk…d up to Mahinda because he stole Takam sheets that was meant to be distributed to the poor and Mahinda had his file well compiled. Now he is talking like a saint. He and Aszer ware considered Mahinda Rajapaksas AJ RANASINGHR, They would even lick his sandles

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        Politics 101
        1) No politician is honest.
        2) Muslim MP’s are the worst. What a bunch of jokers. I don’t think whether they even care about the Muslims in the first place. All what they care about are about their own personal pockets while claiming to fight for the Muslim agenda.

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    Champika already has a well trained armed group and are fully equipped. If he cannot win by the ballet, Bullet will be his option

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      @sumeda ratnayake, did you mean Russian dance ballet (pronounced: baley) then reduce one thumps down!

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    An good, sober look at the state of affairs, Hilmy, with a few caveats.

    600,000 ghost voters? Thank you for pointing that out – do we know which side they were on, for sure?

    You have not answered the question though, who will be the next president? Maybe the reader can suggest some names – I cannot think of anyone who can lead this country past 2021 except for His Excellency.

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    Good analysis Hilmy! But Ranil Wickramasinghe’s UNP is not the solution to Sri Lanka’s political mess.

    Ranil is part of the problem of corrupt governance in Sri Lanka as evident from the Economic mess created by his appointees Ravi K and Arjuna Mahendran who is beyond doubt guilty of insider trading and should be put behind bars like Raj Rajaratnam. Of course, MR and the Jarapassa clan and Pathala Champika are worse!

    Sri Lanka needs a new political culture and a NEW GENERATION of CLEAN POLITICIANS. Voters should be educated to vote for a YOUNGER GENERATION of clean politicians who will bring in the reforms and ensure that parliament is NOT filled with corrupt and uneducated clowns. Maybe Dayasiri, Sirisena’s favourite will be the change for now even though he too has sometimes behaved disgracefully. Politics in Sri Lanka is a dirty business that attracts the scum of the earth – sadly for all of us!

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      Don Stanley

      The mega star pole vaulter as future president , you are kidding right ?
      We all know he has a lovely mentor who is working very hard to boost his image, but he falls short by a mile .

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    Important point about the need to eliminate GHOST VOTERS that the Jarapassa regime registered. There needs to be a thorough checking of voter registers before the election, other wise we may end up with Jarapassa – like the US ended up with Bush even thought Al Gore probably won the elections so many hear ago!

    Why has Basil Rajapaksa and various other corrupt politicians who were behind bars been released before the elections – does Ranil have a pact with the Rajapaksa?

    Civil society must carry out a campaign to ask voters to NOT vote for any of the OLD corrupt politicians in the UNP and SLFP but to look for a younger generation of CLEAN POLITICIANS and to Avoid voting for sons of politicians.

    All the corrupt jarapassa sons and nephews – Namal etc. should be driven out of power.

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    No party will get the required 113, so the president will opt for a national govt. Ranil once said the entire parliament would be made treasury benches. Instead of calling this pickle assortment if the political parties realize the folly of floor crossing for ministerial perks then how unprincipled the elected are? Party politics didn’t bring any good to the nation rather it caused destabilization and chaos warranting frequent elections. Let us choose less corrupt that can be done only if people think beyond race.

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    Hi Don Stanley et al

    From where do you get people (forget about politicians) who are not corrupt, sinful, with blemishes etc. They can be found only in Nirvana and not under this sun. So get real men!

    Try to get what is better than what the country had under MR.

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    Hakeem says his community is in a worse situation than during Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tenure.

    Would we see some somersaults from peoples like Haheem. Hakeem is always welcome in MR’s camp, as he plays his game very safe. The choice of words in his resignation letter to MR, not knowing who will be next president then, is a clear manifestation he could do a U at ant given time. If MR had won the race, surely he would have been a minister even now. Under this circumstance, his comment above is not surprising, yet other play safe. Play safe for me; doesn’t matter if BBS raises it ugly heads again; what matters is if MR comes to power he should not put out my personal file in vengeance.

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    One Mr Naufer was released from Jail recently under Ranil’s Yahapalana amnesty..

    Prez election is not on for another 5 years at least.

    That is only if current one changes his mind.

    If the work load lessens .with old boss Mahinda replacing unelected Ranil , Sira may even go for a third Innings.

    But Hilmy might want to get this Naufer dude a seat in Colombo Central where a lot of Wahibis live .

    If it is the same Naufer who was very popular at one time , the name alone will be a vote catcher.

    And what can demonstrate the Rajapaksa brutality more than presenting these innocent victims as political candidates to represent the Oppressed in Colombo.

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    Hilmy Ahamed

    We do not need paragraphs of analysis on the subject.

    My good buddies Karuna and KP are true patriots and one of them must be given the chance by a toss of a coin.

    Dr D J too will agree with my suggestion. as he has very powerful analytical skill to support this suggestion.

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      Hi Raghavan

      What the hell are you talking about by trying to induce the support of Dr DJ?

      There is no place for Karuna and KP. My choice is Dr Champika Ranawake or Wimal Weerawanse. Both have proactively done a lot and they deserve the presidency at least once.

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        Why not propose Kudu duminda or Dr Mervin silva.

        They have money, thug resources and
        if they come to power, they will automatically stop the flow of house maids to middle east.

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    Hakeem is a really good political gymnast. But right now all indicators are that UNP will get at least 115 seats in combination with racist Tamil and SLMC type parties. SLFP will only win 65 odd and Tamil Tiger parties will sweep North. Rajapakse will not win many running separately m minorities are all with UNP alliance in Colombo and Catholics are now back with them. Ranil is going to PM soon and then President.

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      TokyoRose

      “But right now all indicators are that UNP will get at least 115 seats in combination with racist Tamil and SLMC type parties.”

      Therefore the rest of the racist Sinhala/Buddhists are guaranteed to vote for the racist in chief MR and his fellow thieves and war criminals.

      For Dayan the public racist, 115 seats to UNP would not constitute a majority. Could you explain your racist analysis to the public racist.

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    Any Citizen who does not hold dual citizenship and not a member of the Rajapakse family including his brothers are fit to become the next President. If MR or any of his Bros become President SL will be chaos. Why ? Please read the CT article below :

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahinda-rajapaksa-is-a-sinhalese-extremist-lee-kuan-yew/

    Prof. Thomas Plate, Citizen Singapore: How To Build A Nation – Conversations with Lee Kwan Yew, Marshall Cavendish,  2011.

     

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    If went to see the grama sevaka he would ask the name, grimaced he would say come another day then you will go again he will say the ‘papers’ are finished. If you complain to neighbours they will say go to election secretariat, “sir, I try to register online, returned date expired”. They will say give in writing and one day you will be called; and on that day the same grama sevaka will be there. “Where were you when we distributed the electoral register papers?” What caFFe, paffrel all doing if they won’t trust party activists to check number of eligible voters?

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    “Over 6.2 Million voted for President Maithripala Sirisena against the 5.8 million for Mahinda Rajapaksa. ZL Mohamed in his detailed analysis (Colombo Telegraph-June 6th 2015) of voter registrations show that there were 15,044,490 voters registered on the electoral rolls but the number of citizens who were of legal voting age was only 14,449,000 as per the official Census data.”

    CT published this article and now Hilmy quotes the same article. Has RW taken any action on this. High time that RW group gets their grass root organisers to check that out before the next election. It is not a difficult job as there are UNP organisers in every village. I hope Hilmy and CT conveys this to RW.

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