2/20/2010

Are Sri Lankan Marixsts eying for the opposition leadership?

(February 20, Colombo - Lanka Polity)  The opposition coalition in Sri Lanka has shattered. The parties that backed the opposition presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka are now divided. Major opposition United National Party (UNP) is no more actively supporting the campaigns for his release.

Only the Marxist People's Liberation Front (JVP) has not abandoned him. JVP has decided to contest the general election under the 'trophy' symbol offering the leadership to Sarath Fonseka.

At a press conference held yesterday, National Organizer of Jathika Hela Urumaya Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said that arrest of Gen (Rtd) Sarath Fonseka might prove to be detrimental to the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance's interests, particularly in view of the forthcoming general election.

Based on the same argument, one can say that the JVP is in an advantaged position. It can vie for sympathy votes, gratefulness votes and hatred votes etc. generated for Sarath Fonseka.

This will be detrimental not only to the ruling party but also the major opposition UNP as well. UNP is insisting the elephant symbol in a coalition to fight Rajapaksas at the upcoming general election. This is definitely a move not to ally with JVP. The Marxists cannot accept the elephant symbol due to understandable reasons.

JVP also actually wants to sun allying with the UNP although there is pressure from party grassroots to unite to fight Rajapaksa menace. JVP is a fighting force unlike the lethargic submissive UNP that has already admitted defeat. If JVP can create a wave of protest based on the arrest and court martial of Fonseka, the Fonseka-led coalition will be able to become the major opposition of the country.

The Sri Lankan polity that backs a regime change are in need of a pushy leadership to fight Rajapaksas. The general election scheduled for April 08 will decide if Fonseka and the JVP will be able to cater the need.



4 comments:

  1. 失意人前,勿談得意事;得意人前,勿談失意事。 ..................................................

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  2. I FOR ONE WHO ADMIRES THE COURAGE AND DETERMINATION OF A ONE TIME VIOLENT BUT NOW DEMOCRATIC PARTY. JVP IS STEADILY GETTING SUPPORT FROM ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE ME AS THE ONLY PARTY WHICH IS ABLE TO CHALLENCE A DICTATOR.

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  3. This is not a reasonable account about JVP as portrayed by the writer. JVP is a very opportunistic party lead by hand full of selfish leaders full of hatred. By joining the UNP to defeat MR they lost their credibility anyway in the polity of Sri Lanka. Their so called ascend in Sri Lanka politics through SLFP votes in the last election has given them an illusion that they are a party to be reckoned with. They wielded unfair power at the legislature at the expense of SLFP. They were dancing on the same formula to capture unproportionate representation through UNP voter base in the next election. UNP leadership now understand SF would have shed them any important policy making bodies if he were to come to power. SF had his network of Army men across the country at every electoral district amply supported by JVP deserters to take over the control. SF armed with presidential power would have destroyed the so called democracy and many of his opponents over night. The details are gradually coming out what SF has planned for his ascend of power. JVP wanted to destroy SLFP and the UNP the only democratic parties in Sri Lanka. We should see that leadership of JVP is charged for all unlawful activities and mayhem of 1971 and 1989 and put away. The JVP is the biggest menace in Sri Lankan politics and democracy.

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  4. UNP (unge neyanta pamanai) pary is so selfish that they thve dicideded to oust themselves from the coaliation at the hight ime they should be fight for the democracy despite the willinngnes of JVP to get together.The leadership of UNP should understand the hard time ahead to defeat to Rajapaksha menace.JVP should be commendable that they have understood the seriousness of Rajapaksha dictatorship whih will drag the country to chaos.

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