Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s new political and public relations office was opened at Nelum Mawatha, Battaramulla this morning.
This thug will never learn that retirement is the best option left for him now!
“Mahinda Rajapaksa in His Despair is Committing the Crime of Plotting to Drag the Country Down With Him”
This is today’s news heading.
Someone sensible has to stop this madman from doing further damage to the country and its people. Him, Gota and many of their supporters are still hanging on to the now defunct tiger’s tail! Pathetic souls.
Our otherwise blessed nation is unable to progress because of these hoodlums whose self interests seem to be crippling the country.
If Donald Trump can run and campaign for US presidency, Mahinda Rajapaksha too can have a new party and run for whatever post he wishes as long as SL constitution allows him to do so. It is the democratic system.
If anybody cannot digest it, it is not MR’s but their problem. It will be the people who decide using their votes.
It is obvious Mahinda Rajapaksa and family have no place in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the UPFA.
A political comeback for Mahinda Rajapaksa from within the SLFP will be almost impossible with the current leader of the SLFP and the current patron of the SLFP not supporting him in this endeavour.
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s political comeback can occur only through the formation of a new political party with his family and leaders who openly support him.
Unfortunately, Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family and leaders who support him are a maligned lot where the excesses and behaviours that occurred during MR’s rule are now being systematically and meticulously unravelled.
However, if Mahinda Rajapaksa forms a new party and if he is able to gather mass voter support adequate to propel him to power, he would then be at a position to return to the SLFP on his own terms.
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s decision to call a presidential election 2 years ahead of schedule hoping to prolong his presidency by a further 6 years by manipulating the constitution, was a disastrous failure. Also, returning to power to protect the interests of his family and that of the leaders who support him (eg: protection of illegally acquired wealth), I believe, will most likely be another disaster.
The voters of Sri Lanka are a literate lot and have the uncanny knack of saying “enough is enough; you were glorious in decimating the terrorist, thanks for that, but now, we need someone else to manage other issues such as corruption, poverty and opportunity which affect our daily lives”.
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s re-election campaigns in 2010 and 2015 were fully supported by state resources and public funds. His initiatives and behaviours in the period from Jan 09, 2015 and Aug 2015 (eg: the Nugegoda rally and several others) was sponsored by the leaders who had amassed wealth during MR’s term. This source of sponsorship is now drying up as many of the leaders who sponsored him are under investigations and are being taken to courts.
Mahinda Rajapaksa will not have the luxury of sponsorship, both state and private, in promoting his comeback initiative with the new party. However, I leave it to him as he and his family, have cumulative political experience of over 200 years.
What an excellent analysis by Nick Kuduraj. Congratulations, your analytical skills are admirable.
I wish there were more bloggers of his calibre in these pages.
Don’t worry guys. It is the same voters who made the correct and respectable decision on the January 8th and then at the general election going to decide MR’s fate. That decision will be as correct and valid as the two I mentioned. We don’t have to stop him competing or be so bitter about it. Law and courts are there to deal with wrong doings and corruption he and his family were accused of, voters know how to cast their vote.
I tend to agree with Nick Kuduraj.
Mahinda Rajapaksa is a spent force. He should be focussing on succession and not his comeback. The sons are stained almost beyond redemption. One way forward to keep the Rajapaksa flag flying is to bring Chamal and Sashindra to the forefront. Chamal is superclean and Shasindra can be cleansed.
Rajapaksa’s association with the SLFP dates backmore than half a century and if I recall right he was then the youngest MP. He did standby the party througout during the best of times and the worst of times and survived, when people were jockeying for posts he was steadfast in staying the course.
He was never accused of fraud at least nothing iam aware of.
Now there are so many allegations and so far like the war crimes the accusers after more than a year has failed to come up with any evidence. After all billions of dollars is a lot of money and not the sort of stuff that can be carried in a bag. This means there would be a paper trail leading to from and to Mahinda or his family. The latest is Libya unfortunately that will lead to a dead end.
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