Pro Rajapakse MPs with Maithri returning to the thieves’ den begins: Priyankara Jayaratne resigns his portfolio -Isolation of President starts as he antagonizes all those who propelled him to power

By Wimal Dheerasekera

(Lanka-e-News -02.Jan.2017, 7.10AM)  The pro Rajapakse MP’ s who said they would extend support to Maithripala Sirisena had accepted   the invitation of Mahinda Rajapakse extended to them once again thereby creating an odious trend . State minister of provincial councils , provincial administration and mass media , Priyankara Jayaratne had therefore sent his letter of resignation from his post today to president Sirisena . 

Though the president had rejected the resignation letter , there is no indication  that Priyankara has withdrawn his resignation .He had announced he is joining the joint opposition.

On the 28 th , that is  the day previous to this incident , Priyankara has met with Mahinda and has had discussions. Thereafter , Mahinda convened a  media discussion with foreign reporters and said , it is his aim to topple this present government within the year 2017 . Though the present government has a two third majority within parliament , this will change in the future when considering the current political situation , he added. 
 ‘I can rule the country without becoming the country’s leader ‘ Mahinda said. If present Prime Minister (P.M.) Ranil Wickremesinghe can be a minister under president Maithripala Sirisena , he (Mahinda)  too can work with him ,the   individual he knew well since 1970. In any case if such a situation does arise , that will be determined based on his (Mahinda’s)  conditions , Mahinda observed. 

It is noteworthy it is on  the day following  the aforementioned statement of Mahinda , Priyankara tendered his resignation letter. It is very clear while Maithripala is in the process of antagonizing  all the forces that  steered him into power , he is also playing into the hands of Mahinda whose strategy is to alienate all the MPs from Maithripala who went and joined him earlier. 

President is antagonizing all the forces that steered him to power …

Maithripala Sirisena who has no capacity to  understand that the forces which  defeated Mahinda Rajapakse on the 8th of January 2015 , not only defeated Mahinda  but  also repulsed and rejected the SLFP which routed the country during the 20 year reign by indulging in all the criminalities and corruption , took over the leadership of the discarded and defeated SLFP. By accepting the SLFP leadership he flagrantly dishonored the assurance he gave to the masses that he would be non partisan and sans party affiliations  while also outrageously breaking the promise o he made to Chandrika Bandaranaike that he would hand over the SLFP leadership to her. 

Thereafter , a bankrupt politico Dilan Perera an erstwhile enemy of  Maithripala , to whom   even the garbage bins refused to give   a place  , was   without a people’s referendum made the SLFP media spokesman by Maithripala after appointing him through the national list as an M.P. It is well to recall Sirisena even  deemed it fit to appoint such a scoundrel of a politico despite the fact that this is the rascal who even gave a cup of poison to most Ven. Late Sobitha Thera.  It is Dilan the bankrupt discarded politico put on the pedestal by Sirisena who   began unrelentingly lambasting the UNP and its leadership  , in spite of  the fact that it was the UNP  that installed Maithripala as the president of the country .

Mind you , Dilan the discarded political villain was doing all these while Maithripala is the president , and under him. Hence , if anyone is thinking Dilan’s  criticisms vacuous though are leveled sans Sirisena’s advice and blessings , he must be one who knows nothing about politics. . Unbelievably , it is Sirisena the president who would never have become the president but for the UNP  also  took measures and gave orders to suppress the complaints at the FCID against Dilan Perera .

After patiently tolerating this obnoxious behavior of these unscrupulous  political villains  for a long time, the backbencher MPs  of the UNP began retaliatory attacks  against Dilan  while knowing it is Sirisena who is behind the curtain and prompting Dilan the garbage villain . However this was done without exposing  the factual situation .  
Meanwhile , the minister of justice Wijedasa Rajapakse who has been marginalized by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe , began attacking Lanka e news which is well and widely known as the news website that made a huge contribution to make Maithripala Sirisena the president of the country . This tie coat , black coat ,  turncoat , cut- throat ,double faced Wijedasa who is playing a double game betraying the government joining hands with  the Rajapakses while also enjoying all the perks and privileges as a minister under this government , used Hemantha Warnakulasuriya who is holding a post of Director in a government Institution as his menial servant and tool to launch those attacks. 

It became evident that it is Maithripala the president who was behind the attacks launched by Wijedasa against Lanka e news, after the  speech made by  the president having Wijedasa close to him at the annual conference of the judges. The president echoing the same sentiments of Wijedasa said , laws will  be introduced to curb and control  the websites . It is well to recall when Maithripala did not have any print or electronic media to support him on the 8th of January 2015 , it were the websites and the social media that worked with commitment and dedication to support him. Yet ,it is  the same ungrateful Sirisena the president after having forgotten all that , who is now saying he has told even his family members not to browse the websites ,and is going to introduce laws to control them.
Even the movement for just society that also made supreme sacrifices to make Sirisena the president was later on treated with contempt by the president , by sending a letter of demand through his defense secretary claiming a sum of Rs. 1000 million from its convener , Professor Sarath Wijesuriya .Obviously, if anybody  thinks  this letter was sent without  the consent or at the  behest of president Maithripala who is also the minister of defense , such  an individual is surely a stupid  political  ignoramus.    
Prior to the appointment of the new convener of the movement , even when most Ven. Late Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera who was the convener then was living,   Sirisena  neglected him .When appointing secretaries to the government Institutions , not even one name proposed by Ven. Sobitha Thera was considered for appointment , thereby disappointing and acutely hurting most Ven. Sobitha Thera. Those who were close to most Ven. SobithaThera know well that his death was accelerated by the ill treatment meted out to him and the failure of Sirisena to abolish the executive presidency despite the latter making grandiose and solemn promises to do that . And what’s more ? Now by sending a letter of demand to Professor Wijesuriya , the president has offended all the civil organizations 

Moreover , by  Sirisena’s ‘cyanide speech’ he has provoked and angered  the forces which installed him in power. Sirisena who spoke for and on behalf of several suspects in remand custody in connection  with high profile murders incurred the bitter  resentment and displeasure of the great many who are in earnest anticipation of  punishment being meted out to the culprits. Unsurprisingly  , following Sirisena’s cyanide speech all the culprits were released on bail .

Based on reports reaching Lanka e news , a group of  backbencher M.P.s  of the UNP this noon  at Sri Kotha have made a request to  the secretary of the party  that the UNP shall form its own government after leaving the consensual government 

Maithripala Sirisena who cannot identify what is an enemy force  and  what is a friendly  force , and who is not amenable to advice, has by  behaving in a demented way  and acting without following  policies is showing signs of getting isolated day by day.  Rajapakse  is of course lying in wait while using his pawns to full advantage  in this pathetic situation . This trend  can only be  reversed by discussions between Ranil Wickremesinghe and Maithripala through honest critical analysis and self criticisms .
If that fails , Maithripala Sirisena will be left with no choice except end up crawling and cringing on Rajapakse’s laps. If that happens it  will mark the end , and not the beginning of Maithripala’s end. 

By Wimal Dheerasekera 

Translated by Jeff 

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Maithree said that he and his family would not be among the living if Mahinda had won the Presidential Elections on 8th January. Forces for Good Governance succeeded only in veering him a bit from his Karmic path but it seems that he would meet his inevitable destiny owing to his own weakness and nearsightedness.
-- by Perumal on 2017-01-02

Quite agree with Mr.Perumal's comment!!!
-- by Gratiaen Hewa on 2017-01-02

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