Pros and Cons of a National Govt. With UNP Must Be Carefully Weighed.
Gotabhaya - Lions Of The South (L.O.T.S.)
It may not be the ideal solution to the Nation's problems if a National
Government was formed in alliance with the UNP. The past track record
of the UNP speaks for itself and it could turn out to be a risky gamble
as there are many doubtful credibility as far as the UNP are concerned
and the 'pros and cons' of such a decision should be very carefully
weighed before this option is taken.
The main gray area at present seems to be the leadership of Ranil Wickremasinge
whose credibility is extremely doubtful as he has proved time and time
again his motivations and intentions to project himself into power at
any cost which may even include collaborating with the LTTE.
Carrying a slogan of self-confidence that he now has a majority in
Parliament is based on a false sense of security and the renegade desertions
of Rauf Hakeem and his buddies which has left the PA on shaky ground
but could very well be a dilemma facing the UNP in the near future as
Hakeem is quite capable of repeating his shenanigans with the UNP which
could plunge the Nation into further crisis.
Hakeem is presently lurking in the shadows with his veritable group
of 'hyenas' waiting for their share of the spoils in the event of a
National Government with the UNP which may have dark undertones detrimental
towards the progress of the Nation especially if it also included deserter
Hakeem and his cronies.
All in all the attitude of the UNP seems unhealthy based on their advance
demands for portfolios and the distribution of personnel in an alliance
which could easily compound many issues and hindsight very definitely
needs to be exercised before this risky maneuver is made and the more
feasible option of an alliance with the JVP looms large as life on the
horizon as the JVP's manifesto is not based upon self centered motives
and neither have they shown a power hungry attitude during their tenure
as a political party.
On the contrary, they have proved their credibility and objectives
as true national minded sons and daughters of Sri Lanka who are more
capable of working with the PA towards Nation Building and Progress
for the future than the dubious politicos of the UNP who really have
had their chances and do not have the real mandate of the people.
Even presently their continuing civil disobedience campaign has been
once again dragged onto the streets with their 'goondas' in truck loads
carted into Colombo and in direct contravention of the orders of the
authorities in a taunting manner with hints of retaliatory legal action
intended to hold the authorities at bay and worse could follow.
Are these the actions of progress by a group of sincere politicians
with the best interests of the Nation at heart? Can they be trusted
as co-executors of the smooth functioning of a Nation?
If an alliance with the JVP is entered into, it would not compromise
the existing infrastructure of the Parliament and Cabinet and least
of all, the designation of the present Prime Minister who has done a
yeoman job in carrying out his duties and hardly deserves to be pre-empted
and replaced by the dubious likes of the leader of the opposition who
is already demanding this office.
If the status quo of the PA as the ruling party could be maintained
with the joining of hands with the JVP and similarly disposed supporters
of the PA, after weeding out internal dissenters within the PA especially
those who recently tended their resignations, it seems to be the logical
option from all points of rationality as their projected solutions to
the Nation's problems are certainly not hair brained and vague and do
not carry the risk of betraying the Nation advertently or inadvertently
into the hands of the LTTE and not built on pipe dreams as seems to
be the case of the UNP.