Dayan recommends sending CBK & SF to Parliament “immediately’’
Political analyst Dayan Jayatilleka has recommended sending former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and General Sarath Fonseka to Parliament immediately “in order to rebalance politics and denounced impunity.’’
Jayatilleka, once President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, has said in an article that he was making this recommendation although “I have a very dim view of Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga as a presidential candidate and Gen. Fonseka as a future president.’’
“All it takes is for a UNP National List MP or two to be persuaded to step down, and CBK can go into parliament and become a frontbencher or even the leader of the opposition,’’ he has said in an article titled “Theocratic Fascism and latent separatism.’’
“The same goes for Gen. Fonseka and if there is a legal impediment, Mrs. Anoma Fonseka can be sent
instead. These two, namely CBK and Mr. or Mrs. Fonseka will rock the House. They may even attract some MPs from the other side. They will soften up the government and change the atmosphere before the crucial pair of elections early next year.’’
“If this is not done now, one can only conclude that the UNP cares more about something other than rebalancing Sri Lanka’s politics.’’
Jayatilleka offers a five-point program to alter the status quo. Other than sending CBK and SF to parliament, the other points he makes are:
- Support a left opposition with the JVP at its core and vanguard.
- Effect a demarcation within the SLFP/UPFA in time for the Parliamentary elections by working on detaching the moderates of the SLFP from the family-dominated regime – not at the presidential election (it won’t work anyway) but at the parliamentary election.
- Rebuild the political center by constructing a centrist coalition and re-opening the Middle Path in Sri Lanka politics. (“This can be only done by a combination of the anti-familial succession – but not anti-Mahinda – element of the SLFP and the non-Ranil element of the UNP.
- Build the broadest possible multi-party united front under the leadership of the biggest opposition party, the UNP, “but not under the existing leader who cannot even reunify and restore the UNP’s own vote base!’’
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Capital idea ….the parliament needs intellectuals to analyse a situation and come up with the best solution. Chandrika is ok but it is impossible to get an insight to the Chinese by reading the lil red book which in the sixties was the best seller globally.
Dayan being the intellectual he is and his command of the language would Cameron in the shade capital for he is so so smart he would be able to silenec the boistrous House yse iam all for it
This man is a bane of SL. He ran with JVP, with LTTE and canoodled with MR to hoodwink him. Once MR kicked him out he is trying to oust him through crackpot deals.
This man will serve SL well if he disappears for good from SL.
How can a human being wish death on another?
Quite possible, the death wish can only emanate from a Catholic.
Please try to read carefully and understand the subject before you make your comments. ND has nowhere wished this man death in his short contribution.His only wish is that he disappears from SL. There are a quite good number disappearing from SL and are doing well outside.DJ will also may do well outside SL and our country will be a happier place.Your second statement is not tenable and is quite uncalled for.
Dayan is a Sinhala Buddhist intellectual. His prehensile on socio-political matters in the Sinhala Buddhist Republic of Sri Lanka is a tresure. His thinking is rational, deep and profound.
It is a crying shame that we Sri Lankans have still not learned our lesson after a very long war that almost destroyed the country economically.
Thanks to the our Honorable president we are having a peaceful country now. Unfortunately there are few idiots like you who are always finding a way to have dig at other religions.Perhaps you should open your eyes you fool and see how many young people in the country are marrying from other religions and races.We do not need any more religious or racial hatred in the country. We should set an example as adults instead of encouraging such sentiments. I feel very sorry for your children if you have any.