Dissolve Parliament!

The aim of the local and foreign anti-Mahinda brigade is not just to save Ranil, but to press ahead with their plan for colonization by India. The only way to solve Sri Lanka’s present problems is a general election. Most may think this is just a power struggle between the incompetent Ranil and the patriotic Mahinda, but what is at stake is nothing less than Sri Lanka’s future as an independent and sovereign nation.

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Over the past few days, the strategic defeat which the Sirisena-Ranil government suffered in February 2018 has finally reached its natural conclusion: an unconditional surrender from Sirisena. Knowing that public opinion was strongly against Ranil and his failed government of buffoons and thieves, Sirisena sought a way to restore Mahinda to power.

In an adroit move, he and his legal advisors used the wording of Article 46(2) of the 19th Amendment to remove Ranil from office. This section states that the prime minister continues to hold office while the “Cabinet of Ministers continues to function,” so they reasoned that the withdrawal of the UPFA from the “National Government” means that the “Cabinet of Ministers” has ceased to function, and therefore the role of the prime minister also became vacant.

This argument is persuasive enough that the good thinking public can be convinced to support the transfer of power which they have long sought, but which has been long denied to them by Ranil and his co-conspirators through the continual postponement of local and provincial elections.

The final political settlement is yet to be decided, but it is worth looking at the reaction from both the local and international anti-national forces to the events that have taken place.

Ranil’s local backers include his own corrupt MPs, his close chums, UNP voters, and the ever present broken-English speakers of Colombo 7 and the greater Colombo area. The international backers are mostly “aid” groups who stand to gain financially and politically through the continuation and entrenchment of disharmony, division and impoverishment throughout the country.

Their campaign of slander against Mahinda and Sirisena (one who they praised to high heavens not long ago) take the form of condemnation against: i) alleged unconstitutionality of Ranil’s ouster and Mahinda’s appointment; ii) the prorogation of parliament; iii) the possibility of violence; iv) remilitarization of the North and East; v) corruption and nepotism; and vi) damage to democracy.

The responses to the above charges have been addressed by many others, but are worth a brief recap.

First, Ranil’s removal and replacement by Mahinda is exactly the same process that first brought Ranil to power in 2015 as prime minister despite having only 41 MPs while Mahinda had a 2/3 majority in the House. These people who whine now about “an unconstitutional transition of power,” and who chant “coup, coup, coup,” were silent then. Second, the prorogation was only 11 days of delay and much longer periods have been used in the past without any questions or concerns.

Third, violence has happened but it has been instigated by Ranil or his various cronies. When the Rupavahini staff realised that their hated ministerial overlords Rajitha, Chathura, and Mangala were attempting to take over the TV station and release an emergency broadcast claiming there was a “coup,” the staffers chased those three away. Hardly a collapse of the free press! And the other noted incident involved ousted minister Arjuna’s bodyguard shooting dead unarmed protesters as he tried to enter his former ministry illegally. The meddling class make it sound like Mahinda’s return to power was the cause of both of these events, but earlier this year when Mahinda was out of power and he and his family were being dragged through the courts, these same people said the anti-Muslim riots were also due to Mahinda. Odd logic.

They are now salivating over the prospect of civil war, as they hope supporters of Ranil and Mahinda will come onto the streets and fight each other in bloody battles. When the masses didn’t come out to protest against the mistreatment of war heroes and the arrest of Gotabhaya, do you think they would come out to the streets to “save” Ranil? Please.

The NGOers also used Photoshopped images to say that Ranil’s rally on Oct 31 was a huge success, though when Mahinda literally packed Galle Face Green with a million supporters, the foreign NGO gang insinuated that those people had come for free lunch packets and booze. Right, because the poor villager doesn’t care when traitors were running his country, and instead spend their own money and time to claim a Rs 100 meal. Let’s see what the NGOs have to say when Mahinda’ supporters come to Colombo on November 5.

Fourth, the North and East regions have become lawless and started to slowly drift away from the nation as terrorist remnants and their supporters have begun terrorist activity again, including commemoration ceremonies for the Tamil terrorist group that turned Sri Lanka into a bloody mess for 30 years. The military were suffering attacks at the hands of gangs of radicalized Tamil youth, but were ordered to remain in their camps and shut up. Providing security and stability for all parts of the country is the duty of any government, and if that entails remilitarization in Sri Lanka, so be it.

Fifth, those who are accusing the Rajapaksa family of nepotism and corruption in the past, which after three years of relentless persecution has still not revealed even one scrap of evidence, are now warning about the possibility of future corruption. But for the past 3 years, while the central bank was robbed twice, while Ranil, his MPs, ministers and other hangers-on stripped the country bare and sold off every asset and resource and pocketed huge amounts, these same do-gooders were completely silent.

As more and more MPs cross over to the Rajapaksa cabinet, a new campaign of lies has begun. Whereas before they claimed Namal had a golden horse and Lamborghinis, today they claim that MPs are crossing over for bribes of Rs 250-500 million each. Yet when so many MPs were crossing over the other way in mid-2015, especially after the bond scam saw billions of rupees disappearing from state coffers just a few months prior to the election, these crusaders for democracy didn’t make a single squeak of protest.

Sixth, these same people are also shrieking about the possibility of democracy becoming weakened in Sri Lanka, all because of the transition of power. They were completely silent when local elections were delayed for years, and then after the resounding success of the SLPP, they continued to remain silent while Ranil delayed the provincial polls for over 3 years.

Back in 2015 and now in 2018, they professed that they attack and vilify Rajapaksa (and now Sirisena) not to help Ranil, but to save Sri Lanka. It is clear to anyone that this is a blatant, bald-faced lie. Ranil is their man, who will do their bidding, and who will cut the country up, sell it piece by piece, and destabilize it so that India, the favoured puppet country of the NGOs, can swoop in and take over completely, finally fulfilling Nehru’s great desire of absorbing Sri Lanka into the Indian Union.

The local and international anti-national groups’ selective and hypocritical democracy-crusading today, which fell silent from 2015-2018 while their man Ranil was in power, is reminiscent of the reactions to events from 1976-2009, too. Whenever a suicide bomb was set off by the Tamil terrorists’ female death squad, killing dozens of innocent civilians, all these rights groups were silent, or at most called for “dialogue” between the “two sides” (as if terrorists were equal to a sovereign state!). But whenever there was military action which killed terrorists or their various commanders, or whenever a strategic position was liberated by the armed forces, those same groups condemned the “violence” and showed great concern about “loss of life and deprivation of human rights” of the terrorists and their terrorist family members.

Just as in the final war period from January – August 2009, these crooks, schemers, and plotters have been caught off-balance by the events of 26 October 2018. They have cobbled together “Operation Saving Squatter Ranil.” It is kind of funny to see the descendants of nations who built great empires and conquered the world, today scurrying about like cockroaches, scrambling to prop up their cardboard hero Wickremasinghe.

The plan of all these anti-national groups is the reconvening of parliament so that a no-confidence motion can be tabled and voted on against Mahinda Rajapaksa. On every TV interview, in every article written, and every social media posting, both the broken-English speakers and the foreign NGO people harp on, and on, and on, about reconvening parliament. But not once have they even mentioned the citizens of Sri Lanka or what the people at large have to say. Not once have they admitted that the best solution in such a crisis is to go to the people through a general election.

Of course they won’t.

They are the ones who would have encouraged Ranil to delay the local and provincial polls, knowing how unpopular he is.

This is the nature of the “democracy” that Ranil’s supporters and their international backers want: a democracy that goes one way only, away from development and independence and prosperity, instead always towards more division, deprivation, and poverty, culminating in domination and colonization by India, a country world-famous for open-defecation.

Stand up, demand a general election, and save this country by voting for Mahinda!

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To 2020

2020 will define Sri Lanka’s entire 21st Century story. Prosperity with the SLPP, or poverty under Ranil and Sirisena.

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As the dust settles on the outcome of the no-confidence motion of April 4th, it is clear that on the face of it, nothing has changed. The illegitimate UNP-SLFP coalition which no one voted for continues to muddle its way from crisis to crisis.

Sirisena has refused to accept the resignations of the SLFP ministers who voted against Ranil. Sirisena’s actions on the eve of the no-confidence vote and afterwards show that his betrayal against the Rajapaksas in 2014 was the only betrayal he will commit. He is now wedded to Ranil and will never do anything to oppose or harm his partner. For his part, Ranil has even gone so far as to order his MPs to withdraw the counter-no-confidence motion his own side submitted against those same errant SLFP ministers. With this, the SLFP has finally arrived in the dustbin of history.

And so it is time to look forward to 2020. For me, “2020” is a catch-all term for the raft of policy decisions, political events, and elections that are due between now and the final stabilization of a new government. This process will probably take until late 2020 or early 2021 to complete. “2020” in the sense I use the term is not just about the year 2020 or the election due in that year, but is also about the shifts in the forces of history which will shape our destiny and reveal to us what the rest of this century will be like for Sri Lanka.

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No Confidence

Ranil faces a no-confidence motion. The outcome doesn’t really matter. If he loses, we will be rid of him at last – but it might be even better for the long run if he clings on.

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So, at long last, the day has come. After much struggle, stress and confusion, the No-Confidence Motion is upon us. In this article, I give you my take on what is going on, and why it doesn’t actually matter whether Ranil loses or survives.

What is a no-confidence motion?

“Confidence” in the political sense means that more than half of a country’s legislative body (parliament, senate, congress etc.) supports someone in the government of that country. Usually, the number of supporters required is 50% + 1 of the legislators – a simple majority. Also, no-confidence motions are normally brought to the floor only if the proponents feel that they have the number of votes required for it to pass.

In Sri Lanka, this means that the person whose confidence is being questioned needs 113 votes against the no-confidence motion – that is, 113 votes in favour of that person – in order to survive.

If the prime minister is not able to get the support of 113 members of the parliament, then he does not have the votes to pass any new laws or plans. Simply put, he is unable to lead the country.

Therefore, in most countries where a prime minister loses a no-confidence motion, that person will automatically resign. However, this being Ranil, even after the loss of a no-confidence vote, he may refuse to step down. In fact, many of his supporters are already saying that he doesn’t have to go. Continue reading “No Confidence”

Beware Sri Lankan “Moderates” Bearing Good Governance

How those preaching good governance are just shills for a foreign extreme-left neocolonial agenda.

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Sri Lanka’s wannabe John Oliver, only a lot less funny. Also, he’s a “moderate.” From here.

Let me start by asking you some very moderate, reasonable questions.

Isn’t rule of law good? Isn’t corruption bad? Isn’t ethnic harmony good? Isn’t racism bad? Isn’t trade good? Isn’t economic stagnation bad? Isn’t it better to have foreign allies? Isn’t it bad to be isolated? Isn’t development good? Isn’t debt bad?

Isn’t a fresh young leader good? Isn’t an old stale leader bad? Isn’t media freedom good? Isn’t censorship bad? Isn’t a small cabinet good? Isn’t a jumbo cabinet bad? Isn’t animal welfare good? Isn’t elephant abuse bad? Isn’t investigation of crimes good? Isn’t covering up crimes bad? Isn’t democracy good? Isn’t dictatorship bad?

Those who ask these questions seem very reasonable. Of course, all those things they list as being good, are good. And all those things they say are bad, are bad. What sensible citizen would want racism, or want to be sanctioned by foreign countries, or want criminals to go unpunished?

But when Sri Lankan “moderates” ask these reasonable questions, what they are really asking is this: Isn’t Ranil good? Isn’t Mahinda bad?

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#FakeNews Strikes Again

Please also see latest updates here.

It is extremely sad to see the country heading into a disaster yet again under the NGO-backed Ranil and Sirisena regime.

Following on from the earlier #FakeNews attack on Sri Lanka last month, the NGOs are back at it again now.

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The shady NGOs have reactivated their plan from February 11th 2018, and are yet again trying to interfere with Sri Lankan politics and the Sri Lankan democratic process by connecting Mahinda Rajapaksa and the SLPP with the present failure of law and order in their puppet regime of Ranil and Sirisena.

They are deliberately exploiting the unrest in the country to further their political agenda of preventing the patriotic, development-oriented Mahinda and his SLPP party from returning to power.

They are acting in total desperation since Mahinda’s victory in the Local Government election, and are now clutching at straws trying to prevent his return to power.

They are trying to delay the no confidence vote, prolong their illegitimate government, and possibly postpone the upcoming presidential and general elections.

I have compiled a few more of their suspiciously coordinated tweets here:

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Beware of this!

Fight against #FakeNews and #බොරුපුවත්.

Call for a new General Election NOW!

Rewriting the British Empire

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The British Empire dramatically changed Sri Lanka. The actions it took in Sri Lanka were only based on what would increase their power and wealth, and what would bring most benefits back home to the far away motherland. The legacy they left behind is mixed.

We have a system of laws, a parliament, and franchise-based governance which is derived from the British model. These are good things. However, the British Imperialists also planted the seeds of many of our current problems – these originate from the occupation period, but their persistence is our own fault.

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The Ranil Delusion – a Squatter in Temple Trees

Ranil enjoys a cult-like devotion from a small but noisy group of fanatical supporters. With their backing, he has turned the formerly grand, patriotic UNP into a one-man circus.

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The transition from D.S. Senanayake (image from article here) to Ranil (stills from video here).

From his childhood Ranil has been told that he was born to rule. Through his various statements, speeches, and media encounters, it can be seen that he believes that he is superior to everyone else, and has unique abilities in leadership and governance which means that it is he and only he who should rule the country. He thinks he is the greatest and the best. In short, he is self-obsessed.

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