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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2521

Sri Lanka in Jeopardy

By Nelum Vithanage

Never in the history of politics, in the Seventy years of Independence, have we come across such double-dealing and hypocrisy ‘Marked’ by deliberate deceptiveness pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another. Treachery and perfidiousness is being perpetrated by a Head of State, the President, Mr. Maithripala Sirisena himself, shamelessly.

His actions may be considered magical by naïve observers, but clearly depicts lack of worldly experience and propriety needed for a President.

The speeches made by the president in the latter part of the Local Government election campaigns, stunned, astounded and stupefied the decent people of this country, who joined hands with equal gusto and enthusiasm, irrespective of race, religion, caste or creed, with a single purpose in mind – vis-à-vis – The ousting and instituting proper punishment of a tyrannical and treacherous regime.

It is the unity of people in general, not his party, which brought Mr. Maithripala Sirisena to the seat of power. His party and the members were insulting him at every turn - repeatedly, recurrently, all the time, continually, constantly, on every occasion, over and over again – he seems totally oblivious to such insults
From inception of him taking over the power, he was vacillating, completely incognizant and uncertain in purpose and action, and totally turning a blind-eye to everything and anything that his party members were indulging in – just to remind few:

No Action taken against:

1. The blasphemous behavior in the august legislature by converting the parliament premises in to a temporary house if ill-fame, with women, hooch and buffoonery and depriving the august premises of its sacred character.

2. The desecration of the country’s sacred flag.

3. Threatening to destroy the Malwatte Chapter.

4. The massacre of the Prisoners in the Welikada Prison -

5. The brutal murder of Wasim Thajudeen.

6. The Murders of Media personnel – Lasantha Wickremetunga, Ekneligoda and a dozen others, killed and tortured.

7. The mass robbing of the country’s wealth by the trillions.

And many, many more, we seriously hope that the people have not forgotten the tyranny unleashed on innocent citizens of our country.

For three years, the president has been playing a cat and mouse game with all these accusations - Cat and mouse, is an English-language idiom meaning "a contrived action involving constant pursuit, near captures, and repeated escapes."

Yes indeed, the president had been showing effects of plotting and manipulating and making the people believe that he is effectively pursuing the mandate given to him to bring the perpetrators to justice. When in fact we have seen him running with the hare and hunting with the hounds – Acting duplicitously and hypocritically; more towards the protecting the perpetrators of heinous crimes rather than establish justice.

To add insult to injury, he deliberately, takes it upon himself to insult the Prime Minister, who was totally responsible to bring him to power – even at the Independence Day Celebrations, And at the oration delivered at the final Rites of Most Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thero, he deliberately, intentionally and purposely avoided mentioning the Prime Minister or his name – This is the ingrate, thankless person, Maithripala Sirisena, the President of Sri Lanka.

Academics and Political Analysts are voicing their disgust against the President stating that he himself is personally responsible and doing everything in his power in protecting the ‘Rajapaksa Clan’ and his degenerate, bigoted and deplorable supporters.

He publicly announces that he will make his party free of corruption and establish a clean and pure government and everything he does is quite the contrary – He again willfully and with vengeance appoints, nominates and promotes all vulgar scum in his party to positions of responsibility and trust – He is determined to do what he wants and does not care two hoots whether the people are upset, disgusted or not.

In spite of all his mollycoddling and pampering the SLFP, the very same members of the SLFP, showed their resentment against him, by voting against the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and voted for an unknown party, the SLPP, with no code of ethics, no manifesto and no planning, leaving him in the minority. Analysts say that SLFP received votes lower than the votes received by the JVP. But did this open his eyes? Hell, No.

He is hell bent on attacking his savior and protector - The Prime Minister, Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe, by openly and in a subtle manner, unleashing inflammatory speeches against him. The Biggest and the most dangerous mole in the Yahapalana government is none other than President Maithripala Sirisena himself.

Et Tu Brute – “And You too Brutus”

May The Triple Gem protect and save Mother Lanka.

- Asian Tribune -

Maithri - 'Un'-Majestically,  depicts lack of worldly experience and propriety needed for a President
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