Senaratne Entreaty To The Government In His Attempt To Isolate The JVP and JHU, Somewhat Dubious!
Suranimala Perera ~ World Council Of Sinhala Peers ~ For LankaWeb
Senaratne well known for his "wasi petthata hoiya " mentality is also somewhat curiously defending his leader Wickremesinghes decision to stay out of the country quote unquote " to avoid the All Party Conference to which the UNP was supportive when appointed but unofficially boycotted by the leader going out of the country to avoid its meetings" in the manner a rat deserts a sinking ship perhaps envisioned by wickremasinghe as the UNP party itself! Senaratne by saying " only people whose mind is not working all right would work with such all party conferences" seems to be making an inadvertent reference to himself and his cronies in the UNP who have been all but isolated as political pariahs in Sri Lanka as the party which almost betrayed the Sinhala nation into the hands of its enemies in quest of power and personal greed!
The fine print quote of features writer Walter Jayawardena of Los Angeles that "Senaratne is a very controversial politician who has attacked the Buddhist principles of dasaraja dharmaya , a set of principles of Buddhist righteousness in governing a country, as an out dated feudal principles in an earlier interview with Priyath Liyanage, a BBC Sinhala service interviewer is emphatic in its duplicity by a so called Buddhist politician. The dentist (Dath Dosthora) parliamentarian Senaratna has since then been dubbed as the Nodath Dosthora by his political opponents" which is not far removed fronm reality as Senaratna is indded a very controversial figure whose capabilities of fomenting dissent amongst his political oponents to reiterate what was said on this theme earlier in addition to doing identically the same amongst his own camp and somewhat perplexing that such an individual has been tolerated with impunity in the dignified parliamentary system of Sri Lanka but perhaps a matter of obvoius voter choice!where impeachment for his inappropriate parliamentary behaviour, excessive comments- slanderous and libellous at times might not be a bad response from the authorities governing Parliamentary decorum and conduct!
Senaratne who has blatantly attacked the Government of Sri Lanka for
what he terms was a breach in the security of the country by letting
LTTE suicide bombers target military leaders such as the late Lt. General
Parami Kulatunga and Army Commander Sarath Fonseka stiill recuperating
in a Singapore Hospital seems to have conveniently forgotten the stark
reality that a vast number of suicide bombers according to intelligence
sources were purportedly directed to come and settle down in the City
of Colombo clandestinely on the order of LTTE's Velupillai Prabhakaran
when Wickremasinghe became the Prime Minister of the country and lifted
all security barriers in the city. To add to the ignominies the UNP
caused to the Nation at this time Wickremesinghes comrade in arms
Harry Gunatileke, the former Commander of the Air Force, commenting
over the BBC Sinhala Service said it was something unavoidable in what
he termed a peace process which Gunatileke too seems to
have misconstrued by definition and has cost the Nation dearly!.
Senaratne's jockeying in favour of the Rajapaksa Administration getting
into a peace process, probably similar to one followed by his leader
showing more leniency to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
is the last thing Sri Lanka needs at this juncture as it could be interpreted
by the LTTE as a weakness on the part of the Administration and create
a dangerous precedent at a time when Sri Lanka needs to stand her ground
in the condemnation of the LTTE where every means of countering their
attrocities may be the better option!
Even if veracity could be proved beyond the LTTE presence being a residual one which the Armed Forces are equipped to deal with as remedial measures have already been set in place, the harbinger of doom mentality in Senaratna seems to be taking over his better sense of judgement but being applied to a role of rolling over and playing dead towards dealing with the LTTE! It seems to be the nature of the man to be critical of the Sri Lankan Government's allies such as the JVP and the JHU who are at the end of their tether trying to undo the wrongs of the UNP while adopting a no nonsense resolve which is probably what's needed to cope with the LTTE at the present time rather than namby pamby rhetoric.
Perhaps the role needs to be reversed and the exhortation needing to
re-hashed as" Be real Senaratne! This government has done everything
and more to invite the LTTE to mediatory talks which the world knows
has been repudiated by the terrorists who appear to be hell bent on
continuing attrocities in an attempt to invite world attention towards
being the injured party albeit a worthless ploy.It seems imperative
that the government should work with the JVP and JHU as very patriotic
Nation Loving Sri Lankans who have stayed their course admirably as
opposed to the UNP who have nearly delivered the Nation into the hands
of its enemies and are now agitating to work with the Government sans
the JVP and JHU! which not only has a dubious ring to it but sounds
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