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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

UNP Leader Exposes His True Colours

By Darmitha-Kotte

How patriotic is the UNP under the leadership of Ranil Wickramasinghe has been exposed to the maximum today when they handed over a "No Confidence Motion" against the government of President Mahinda Rajapakse. To those who are still holding onto his bandwagon, overthrowing the government in the hope that they can come back to power, is more an illusion than a day dream.

During the past months we saw hoe he was ranting and raving about media freedom until he himself blasted the Daily Mirror for their pro-government reporting! He certainly has a "memory block" when he cannot remember what happened to Richard de Zoysa and how the UNP kidnapped and murdered Richard who was not only a journalist but also a highly talented actor.

During Ranil Wickramasinghe’s Premiership from 2001-2003, he has forgotten how he kicked out in the most unceremonious manner a foreign journalist of the calibre of Paul Harris. He was fortunate, to be able to leave the country alive. Paul Harris had more love for Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan security and saw through the absolute brutality of Velupillai Prabthan the UNP leader and his cohorts today who still tolerate his party leadership!

There could be a million and one shortcomings of the current GOSL which could be criticized by all citizens of this country.But his is not the time to show disapproval by submitting a "o Confidence Motion"to the Secretary-General of parliament on the last day of Budget voting today.

Why is the UNP,TNA so scared about what and how Prabhakaran will meet his Waterloo in the very near future? Today’s action of the UNP and their anti-national allies stinks when we think of how the UNP chooses its priorities on national security and how much they respect our Combined Armed Forces who are sacrificing everything by going to the battle ground against the world’s most brutal terrorists- the LTTE. Even at this late stage, is it difficult for the UNP leadership to understand that they have no hope of coming back to power & that they have exposed themselves to the hilt of their traitorous mentality.

At this point, it is also prudent to question how many millions the UNP is being paid in terms of USDollars by the International Democratic Union(IDU) and other foreign powers such as Norway with vested interests who still hope to stretch their hand out to Prabhakaran and offer him a new lease of life. A man who has held this country to ransom for 30 years, a man who has broken all accepted norms of humanitarianism with his brutality, a man who has flaunted his absolute disrespect for children of Tamil parents living in the North and East by kidnapping and enrolling them into their infamous Child Brigades. Including the UNDP, UNICEF, Save the Children’s Fund, ICRC, HRC, UN, Berghoff Foundation of Germany have all been over enthusiastic to support a terrorist outfit in this country that was posing a security threat to the entire nation! At the same time, they have been using every facility within their means, to demoralize our Armed Forces and pressurize all previous governments into surrendering to the requests of Prabhakaran and the LTTE on bogus “ peace negotiations” to give them breathing space to amass more military strength to kill more innocent Sri Lankans.

Is this what humanitarianism is all about? Is this how the UNP which was once a highly respected political party in this country is showing its gratitude towards the citizens of Sri Lanka? With all the lapses of this GOSL, within a short period of 3 years they have achieved in the battle field what the late JR Jayawardane, Ranasinghe Premadasa, Chandrika Kumaratunga with Ranil Wickramasinghe’s Premiership have been unable to do- defeat the LTTE and regain lost territory that the LTTE grabbed through their many years of "thnic cleansing"of Sinhalese and Muslims who lived in the North and East. Compare the Eelam Map of early 1980s and their Eelam Map of 2008 and there is ample proof that the current GOSL has won many a "n-winnable war"and moved steadily forward into enemy territory. This alone should be ample proof to the disgraceful UNP leader, to rethink his role in this entire exercise and do some "self evaluation" as to how he has contributed towards Natonal Security" Sri Lanka- his contribution is at zero levels.

Most unfortunately, political drop-outs like the JVP, late Sripathi Sooriyarachchi, Mangala Samaraweera, Chandrika Kumaratunga, TNA members have all banded together in the hope that they will achieve success this time which does not seem to be happening. Joining their camp are the Catholic Bishops operating in the North and East, the NCCSL and Evangelical Alliance who have been working overtime, to save Prabhakaran and even worse, instead of joining the government to eliminate terrorism from this country, they have been appealing for international intervention to stop the war against these brutal murderers! To know that they have been aiding and abetting with LTTE terrorists only proves their hidden agenda of dividing this country in the name of "peace." This is ofcourse highly irresponsible given the fact, that the Catholic Church together with other Christian denominations (as a religious group) have been continuously attempting to show our citizens their patriotism towards Sri Lanka- what double standard hypocrisy on the part of a prominent denomination of Christian Clergy?

In one way we are thankful to Ranil Wickramasinghe, Tissa Attanayake, Dr.Jayalath Jayawardane & Ravi Karunanayake and the UNP for exposing themselves for the entire country to take note of their treachery and anti-national covering at this time when all peace loving citizens of this country are supporting our Combined Armed Forces in whatever way it is possible to help, to show our solidarity towards our valiant soldiers.

The "Hedging Deal" is only a mere excuse to expose their impatience at not being able to topple this government, it is also only a mere excuse to cover up the absolute inefficiency of Ranil Wickramasinghe as the UNP leader to show his strength in any other way to convince the people. Need we begin to question as to how many "Hedging Deals" were conducted during the Premiership of Ranil Wickramasinghe under Chandrika Kumaratunga’s Presidency and how many government institutions went bust due to the under hand dealings of the then Minister of Trade?

During the last 5 years, we the citizens of this country have seen how the UNP and Ranil Wickramasinghe have been running helter skelter to western countries, India and Pakistan attempting to dampen the good relations between those countries and the current GOSL by attempting shamelessly to sling mud at our own Motherland and bring disgrace. On the other hand, we have also seen how desperate the UNP leader has been to dispel "evil planetary influences that he supposedly thinks he is undergoing by daubing" his office at "Sirikotha" (UNP Party Headquarters) with chicken blood as per instructions of an Indian Hindu Pusari. The evil planetary influences the UNP leader is undergoing has not been brought on by external forces but by himself –on himself!

It is high time Mr. Wickramasinghe that you hand over the UNP leadership to someone( if there is any one left) who can handle the leadership better than yourself without being selfish at the risk of destroying the party. It is still too early for you to go into "your second childhood" by acting in an irresponsible manner now.

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