Ranil is the president who was appointed by Pohottuwa. When Pohottuwa leader Mahinda came out of Parliament after listening to President Ranil’s maiden budget, journalists asked Mahinda how it was. Mahinda Rajapaksa pointed to opposition leader Sajith who was walking behind him, and said to ask him and walk away.
Mahinda’s politics is over 50 years old. During these 50 years, Mahinda has been in the government and in the opposition and has said good and bad about a budgets. For the first time in Mahinda’s 50-year political history, Mahinda is so helpless that he cannot say a word about the budget. The best reason about Mahinda’s helplessness was told by Professor G.L. who left the government with 13 MPs last week. He said that during the last presidential election and the general election, he went from platform to platform across the country with Mahinda, the leader of Pohottu, and that he, Mahinda, and the Podujana Peramuna could not reverse the pledge that he and Mahinda had made to the people.
According to GL’s speech, not only Mahinda is helpless today, but every voter who voted for Podujana Peramuna are helpless.
Who made the Podujana Peramuna helpless…?’
The Podujana Peramuna was made helpless by none other than the Rajapaksa family who tried to go to heaven hanging on the tail of the elephant
Ranil is the best person who has international connections, who knows the language of speaking with the International Monetary Fund, and who can solve this crisis. That is why we donated the presidency to Ranil…’
This is how Namal Rajapaksa justified the reason for giving the presidency to Ranil.
What kind of fake story is that? to talk with IMF GL is a man who knows the language very well. Ranil is a lawyer. G.L. a professor. Professor in Ranil’s University. We had the best man who could do this work right inside the pohottuwa. This was given to Ranil not to build the country or the pohottuwa but to build the family…’
This is what an old leftist leader said. The story is true. G.L. a professor of law. He is a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He won a Rhodes scholarship to study for a doctorate at Oxford. He was educated not only in Oxford but also in the prestigious Cambridge University. There has never been a politician to match his education in the history of the Ceylon Parliament. He also held the position of Minister of State for Finance in Sri Lanka for 6 years. In 1994, Chandrika appointed GL as the Minister of State for Finance because of his ability to deal with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank..
He is a finance minister who presented 6 budgets in Sri Lanka since 1995. He presented that budget after dealing with international financial institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank. Ranil became the Finance Minister for the first time to thanks to Rajapaksas. In 1993, 2002, 2015, Ranil did not take over the finance ministry at any time when he was the prime minister. Gotabhaya, the Rajapaksa family and Pohottuwa made him finance minister. Considering all this, Ranil does not have the experience that GL has as the finance minister.
On the other hand, at the time of the 1994 general election, the embassies of the West, including the United States, were with the U.N.P. With the government. After studying conflict resolution course through Colombo University, G.L. established a close relationship with the US and Western embassies with a Colombo University lecturer. Terishita was the American ambassador to Sri Lanka at that time. G.L. became friendly with her. He used her to influence the UNP government to conduct a free and fair general election in 1994. Due to the threats Chandrika had , G.L. also dealt with the American Embassy to provide security for her on the election day.
Did G.L. invite Norway to intervene in Sri Lanka’s peace process? Ranil broke GL from Chandrika’s government knowing that GL’s international relations would strengthen Chandrika’s government. In 2002, G.L. joined Ranil’s government. 2002 Oslo Conference supporting Sri Lanka 2003 Tokyo Conference supporting Sri Lanka was organized by G.L. In 2015, when Ranil became the prime minister, not a single conference could be organized to support Sri Lanka because there were no one of the caliber of in Ranil’s government.
G.L. In 1994, won the American Western support that were considered as UNP leased out properties G L got them to the SLFP. But Chandrika lost them. When Mahinda became president in 2005, G.L. joined Mahinda. But Mahinds was a anti American and the west . Due to this, GL could not help Mahinda with his international relations.
Recently, S.B. said that because America and the IMF are not close to Pohottuwa, they need their support to get out of this crisis, so they made Ranil the president. However SB knows that the best man who can win this support is in the pohottuwa and he also knows that he is the chairman of Pohottuwa. But since the Rajapaksa’s cannot be angered, SB hides Gl and praises Ranil.
What would happen if Gota made GL the president…?’
If Gota had made GL the president, today there would be a government of the bud. A council of ministers in Pohottuwa. A Cabinet of Ministers and State ministers in Pohottuwa. Without giving the presidency to the best man available who can solve this economic crisis, the Rajapaksa family tryd to go to the heaven fell in to a big muddle.
This, G.L. As well as Dullas knows well. Dullas is the man who created Mahinda’s image. When Mahinda became the Prime Minister in 2004, the people except Sri Lankans did not know who Mahinda was. Mahinda’s mustache Through Mahinda’s kurahan scarf, it was Dallas who gave Mahinda the image of a village Sinhala Buddhist leader.
Dullas and G.L. are two wonderful characters who developed leaders of Sri Lankan politics. In the 1994 general elections, GL developed Chandrika’s international image as a widowed woman standing against terror. Dullas dispite the anger the youth had on Bandaranaike family she was made popular among the youth and JVP by Dullas. But in 2001 Chandrika showed her cold shoulder to both of them. Both of them left. G.L. Although he joined UNP, Dallas did not join UNP.
year 2001 dawn the end of Chandrika era. Later, Dullas created a new leader for the SLFP. That is Mahinda. Later GL also joined Mahinda. Basil formed Podujana Peramuna with GL and Dullas. Basil made G.L. president because of the sacrifices made by G.L. Gota won the 2019 presidential election because of new youth votes. Gota took those votes by bringing educated intellectuals to the fold. Charita Herath and Channa Jayasumana came to politics through that. Today they joined with Dullas and GL. If there are characters who are not smeared in the pohottuwa, without blood strains in their hands, it is G.L. and Dullas.
In 2001, when Chandrika united with JVP and destroyed the SLFP, they separated from Chandrika. Today, when the Rajapaksa family joined with Ranil and destroyed Pohottuwa, they are ready to separate from the Rajapaksa family and start a new journey with the partisans of Pohottuwa. The Rajapaksa family joined with Ranil and they have started a new journey to straighten the back the broken Pohottuwa.
In 2001 Dallas and G.L. began a new journey around October. Today, Dallas and G.L. have begun a new journey around October 2022. October is a month for revolutions. It reminds me of the Russian Revolution.
As happened in 2001 the revolution ended Chandrikas era, will the 2022 revolution end the Rajapaksa-Ranil alliance…?’
I don’t know what to say. However, like the ‘Mahinda Wind’ that came against Maithripala who gave the government to Ranil in 2015, today there is a ‘Dullas – G.L.’ against the Rajapaksa who gave the presidency to Ranil. The wind will remind the Rajapaksa family of what happened to the villagers and the farmer family who tryed to go to the heaven by hanging in the tail of the elephant.
Upul Joseph Fernando