Madam CBK Should Stay Away From Lankan Politics

Insight By Sunil Kumara For LankaWeb

Madam CBK Should Stay Away From Lankan Politics On The Basis That Her 'Politiking' Days Are A Thing Of The Past Despit It Being A Bitter Pill To Swallow!

Sentimentalities and the Bandaranaike Dynasty aside The former President of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga should really keep her nose out of Sri Lankan politics on the reckoning that her 'politiking' days are over and should not add to the confusion of the state of affairs her consorts Ranil Wickremasinghe and Mangala Samaraweera are attempting to orchestrate through their clownish behaviour and the circus clown like alliance they call the 'National Congress!'

In a complete lack of decorum and a show of class the Former President in a complete reversal of roles and perhaps in her incapacity to somehow creep into national politics due to the various strengths of the Rajapaksha Administration which prevent her ambits towards this objective which she could hardly accomplish with her present attitude.

She has pathetically hit out at the policies of the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government as " inimical to the interests of the country and said the newly-formed 'National Congress' led by Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mangala Samaraweera was the need of the hour."

This seems such a contradiction to her former idealogies which initially led to the downfall of Ranil Wickremasinghe as a credible politician and is now lowering herself to the same level as Wickremasinghe by showing her frustrations at the present Administration of Mahinda Rajapaksha.

Rather than facilitating all his admirable acheivements as a National leader and contributing to them through her undivided support, she is trying to hit back at him over what many see as the end result of infighting within the SLFP which is not the panacea to the worries of Sri Lanka's administrative infrastructure at the present and the last thing the Nation needs.

Little needs to be said about the rest of the 'National Congress' beyond being an alliance of disgruntled turncoats merely trying to cut themselves a piece of the political pie in Sri Lanka which must seem lucrative towards their personal well being and has little or nothing to do with the Nations's best interests.

This must be pretty obvious to those who understand the nature of the dirty politics Wickremasinghe and his cronies are playing at the present and the Nation must never be gullibly hoodwinked! Case in point~ the JVP albeit in disagreement with the Rajapaksha policies to a greater part have been smart enough to steer away from the 'National Congress'.

If they have not given it a wide berth altogether and speaks volumes about JVP political savvy! as they seem to have opted wisely not to make fools of themselves by indulging in personally motivated objectives while also maintaining their image as a party of National Unity which augurs well towards the Nation's posterity.

Sadly there seems to be an air of meddling into the smooth functioning of the Nation by this once revered but hence fallen from grace leader Kumaratunga who seems to have formed an unlikely alliance with her once bitter adversary Wickremasinghe and his associates of this so called 'National Congress'.

At a time when she should probably maintain a stiff upperlip, stick to her promise never to dabble in politics again! which would hold her in good stead towards her credibilities as a former President as otherwise as she could very well jeapordise whatever image she built up for herself during her tenure or at least the better aspects of it , some of which she nonetheless frittered away due to her own misdirections and misjudgements!

In a letter to Mr. Mangala Samaraweera, the rebel Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) leader who was ousted from the Government in February, Ms. Kumaratunga has said that “The stated objectives of the Alliance seem to reflect the essential need of the hour.

I have believed for a long time that the country’s problems can be solved effectively, only through a Grand Alliance of all honest, patriotic forces.” This is a statement of the utmost duplicity and hypocrisy given the track records of the leaders of the ' National Congress' where there is every chance that the nation could be turned belly up both politically and economically as Ranil Wickremasinghe and his polical allies had their chance to remedy Sri Lanka's ills.

They made a glorious hash of it where the orator who is being so eloquent about the anticipated successes of the ' National Congress' now, also contributed to much of Sri Lanka's woes during the latter part of her tenure which she cannot hide under a bushel!

Here she is again pontificating about the SLFP which she herself steered many turns away from the noble middle path policies of her late respected father and to a degree those of her late mother where Ms. Kumaratunga now complains that the SLFP has changed several important policies which were followed since 1993 and led the country to “great, new heights”!

To the contrary it is she herself who digressed greatly from original SLFP policies based on her own whims fancies and impulses which all but betrayed the Nation into the hands of its enemies and nearly brought it down to its knees also with a little help from her relatives of whom Ranil Wickremasinghe seems to have played an essential role amongst others!

The style she eventually fashioned out for the SLFP was indeed one which was wholly alien to the original SLFP and what resulted in her being deposed as its leader so what is she trying to emphasize here? That her necessity is the mother of invention translating to the needs of Sri Lanka?

It needs to be reiterated that Madam CBK Should Stay Away From Sri Lankan Politics On The Basis That Her Politiking Days Are A Thing Of The Past and graciously give way to the positive surge in the Nation spearheaded by the Rajapaksha Administration even though it may be a bitter pill for her to swallow!

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