Legislator Hon.Namal Rajapaksa M.P. takes oaths as Attorney at Law

Onlanka News – By Dr. Telli C Rajaratnam

Legislator Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament took oaths on Thursay December 15 before the Hon.Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranaike and two other Judges of the Supreme Court . His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa proud parents of Namal and his brothers Yoshitha, Rohitha and other members of his family were present.

Namal Rajapaksa’s achievements as a youth leader, Legislator and Friend of the People have no limitations. A synopsis is given below by the writer:

Skills of Advocacy

Day and Night a young man went from district to district, day by day across the miles with knapsack on his back with Literature about the President of this country. He stopped at every corner touched the hearts of those around him with his polite speeches which he expressed with dignity and decorum. He had the aristocratic mannerism, gentle disposition and incomparable courage to fulfill his task. He went on alone with a small team and through the miles tens, hundreds and thousands joined him in the arduous task of campaign. They called themselves “Tharunyanta Hetak”. They left no stone unturned. This young man had a determination to work for the President and present a case before the people.

Political success

Namal Rajapaksa obtained the highest number of votes in his electorate. His credentials are far mightier than any other Member of Parliament. His credentials at his age now is far greater than any Sri Lankan politician. Suffice it to say, that all alone with his team in Tharunyanta Hetak he was the most effective campaigner for President Mahinda Rajapaksa and was the greatest advocate for the President.

Authority for Development & Efficiency

His style is unique and incomparable. If Sri Lanka has to develop at a rapid pace then Namal Rajapaksa and his team of young Parliamentarians should be in the forefront of the Government.

Political Tradition

Part of the problem lies in an excessively hierarchical political tradition that treats a supine loyalty as the ultimate virtue. But when patronage is elevated to an organizing principle, dynamism and innovation are the likely casualties. Unsurprisingly, in this environment, there is a latent hostility to newcomers.

Very few political grandees have had the grace and dignity to withdraw voluntarily to the backbenches once their prime is over. Retirement does not feature in their political lexicon. Most of them are afflicted by a severe case of the Duracell syndrome: like the well-known battery they firmly believe in going on and on. While this approach might suit an individual’s self-interest it is open to doubt whether this serves the wider national interest.

Seasoned Voice & Dynamic Speaker

No government can survive without seasoned voices. But what is evidently missing is a balance between youth and experience. Nor does any party show signs of wanting to correct its composition and leadership.

Namal Rajapaksa Doctrine

Sri Lanka’s electoral make-up will change with Namal Rajapaksa-  the absence of young politicians on the front benches is simply incredible. Unlike the private sector which has evolved considerably, the political culture shows little sign of embracing a necessary change with young Parliamentarians with exceptional skills like that of Namal Rajapaksa.  With the entry into Parliament and the portals of the Supreme Court, Namal Rajapaksa will with one sweep change the entire political culture into an effective and energetic  political climate. This is the doctrine of Namal Rajapaksa.

Exceptional Leader

Some believe there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world’s ills. Yet many of the world’s great movements of thoughts and action have flowed from the work of a single man. A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedoniato the borders of the earth and a young woman reclaimed the territoryof France. It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New Worldand thirty two year old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that all men are created equal. These men moved the world…few have the greatness to bend history itself- it is from numerous diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Namal Rajapakse has done well and more at his age and has achieved more band the writer believes that he should be given wider responsibilities in the affairs of the Government in the front bench.

He has the charisma of a Leader and he is a Leader by his own right. It is only Namal who can unite the youth from South, North, East and West. THIS WOULD BE THE GRUNDNORM FOR ETERNAL PEACE.

Namal Rajapakse is striving to prepare our youth for the challenges of life, leadership, and statesmanship, through mentoring, simulations, field experience, and the classics. He has stated that he is  dedicated to serving and supporting youth with a focus on God, family and country. He respects a multi-ethnic group, respecting each community.

Namal Rajapakse says, “Mankind has entered a phase of development where distance, time and space been subjected to immense suppression. Global forces today collectively offer us new challenges, but they are pregnant with opportunities. My vision is based on gearing for these new challenges, in the light of what it means for Sri Lankans and human kind in general. I believe in such conditions racial, ethnic, religious differences needs to be transgressed. My vision is one of general progress of humanity. It is vital that we aspire for a common national identity and embrace the best global integration can offer while galvanizing our cultural heritage. I strongly believe youth as an age category and youth as a spirit regardless of physical wear and tear is the catalyst for progress.A leader needs to be a visionary par excellence, but every vision yearns for significant achievements. My mission is guided by a set of standards providing a modus operandi focusing on objectives emerging from my vision. These are values envisaged in my thinking that I perceive is timely to be put into motion. They may sound simple but they represent my commitment to humanity, social forces and environment. I think this is fueled by the energy in a youths’ heart. I will work towards building a political identity for my people which cannot be violated by petty ethnic, racial or religious traits I will reach out to the world and work within a framework of international solidarity. Youth represents the future of my society, my country and the world in general; I will work towards the betterment, empowerment of youth.”

Namal Rajapakse is striving to prepare our youth for the challenges of life, leadership, and statesmanship, through mentoring, simulations, field experience, and the classics.

A leader would always show a much practical approach towards any problem rather than showing a simple approach and at the same time try and exhibit patience with self-belief and all the courage in the world to accept his mistakes. Believe me not much people out there ever have the courage to accept their own mistakes. A leader is a person who always needs to communicate with his people. So a leader should have an excellent communication skill. They should in fact be able to link their wires with their people so that everyone feels more comfortable in expressing themselves in front of a leader. It is very important that a leader develops heart-to-heart relationship with all of his people.

A leader is a person who is a visionary. He should be able to see and understand the future so that it becomes an easy task to take decisions. Visionary is a quality that is usually considered as insane in its early stages but later on has the power to change the face of history. A leader should always be capable enough to take any amount of risk as gain comes with risk. A leader should in fact not be confined to a lying shell in a comfortable corner. Or in other words he should simply not be satisfied with what ever he has achieved, as our achievements are already history.

Leader should constantly motivate himself as it would help a true leader to synchronize with the present time. It will also prepare him to face new challenges. A leader should always be honest to himself as well as to his people. Every one has a tremendous faith in our leaders; moreover it is a common saying that preaching is easier as compared to practicing. A leader should be a man of action. So a leader is one who shows consistency not to change his stance but the stance of the masses. With the skills of a Lawyer he would be the finest Leaders in time to come.


{The writer is a Snr. Advisor on Resolution of Conflict. LL.B(SL).,LL.M(Lond).,Ph.D(Lond).,has practiced as a Solicitor in England & Wales, as a Barrister & Solicitor in Australia as an Attorney at Law in Sri Lanka and the USA and also has been a Lecturer in Laws in various Universities in Colombo, the UK and USA) , Author of “The Dawn of Sri Lanka-The Miracle of Asia-Selected Essays of the Legacy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa” and Editor of Sri Lankan Patriot News line(www.srilankanpatriot.lk)}