Writing on the wall for the traitor
Democratic Party leader Sarath Fonseka's
hidden agenda came into sharp focus when he sought the "assistance of
the international community and the United Nations (UN) to change the
leadership" in Sri Lanka.
Fonseka had said that "there is no relief for the people and there is
no way out of the misery" and he would seek the help of the UN and the
international community for a regime change in Sri Lanka.
His despicable statement, which could be least expected from a former
Army Commander, is timed to pamper the West and the UN Human Rights
Council (UNHRC) which are exerting undue pressure on Sri Lanka over
alleged human rights violations during the final phase of the country's
relentless battle against terrorism.
Fonseka's ignominious statement proves in no uncertain terms that he
is a key Western agent who is lavishly funded by INGOs. The former Army
commander who marched from grace to disgrace after his humiliating 2010
Presidential election campaign, has unmasked his lust for power and
greed for INGO funding.
Although Fonseka's party goes by the name the Democratic Party, he
has no faith whatsoever in democracy. Moreover, he is conspiring with
the West to look for undemocratic means to capture power with the
support of the West which is keen to have a Government that would dance
to their tune.
Fonseka, a known traitor, would stoop to any level to achieve his
wily goals. At a time the West is looking for a scapegoat who would
blindly support its agenda, Fonseka is the ideal choice.
The sinister Western forces and their INGOs lavishly pumped money on
Fonseka's election campaigns and it is now time for him to compensate
them by playing the role of traitor again. If a regime change is
necessary, it will be done by the masses, who get many an opportunity to
exercise their democratic right and certainly not the UN or anybody else
for that matter in the international community. Fonseka, perhaps, must
be daydreaming of an Arab Spring type of a regime change with the
blessings of the West so that the Western godfathers could appoint him
the head of a puppet Government that would be at their beck and call.
It's time Fonseka woke up from his fantasy world as he clearly knows
that the masses would never elect him as the President. Fonseka had high
hopes of becoming the Head of State by winning a Presidential election
during his unsuccessful bid in 2010.
Having suffered a humiliating defeat after a 50-day political fantasy
in January 2010, Fonseka is acutely aware that winning the people's
mandate is an impossible goal for a person like him, a notorious
dictator with a besmirched military record. Hence, it is only but
natural for him to achieve that elusive goal by hook or by crook.
Fonseka is overambitious and a gutless person who is ready to descend to
the lowest level to achieve his ends. Deeply cognizant that he could
never achieve his political goals through democratic means, he has now
gone on his knees to seek the help of the international community and
the UN to find a shortcut to capture power.
Fonseka openly said that he had discussed the matter with the UNP
Leadership Council. Although character certificates cannot be given to
other UNP leaders, it is certain that Opposition Leader Ranil
Wickremesinghe would never seek undemocratic means to come to power. A
seasoned politician and former Prime Minister, Wickremesinghe would
never deviate from the constitutional framework to seek power. Rather,
he would continue to contest elections and win his goals democratically.
Hence, Fonseka would never succeed even in his wildest dreams to
persuade the Opposition Leader to topple the Government through
undemocratic means with Western support. Although Wickremesinghe has a
Western passion, he would certainly reject any Western conspiracy for a
regime change by undemocratic means.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the ruling UPFA Government has won
successive elections with thumping majorities. The masses throughout the
country have reposed implicit faith in the President and the Government.
Hence, no force on earth could impede the people-friendly programs to
take the country towards new economic horizons. It is only the voters
who could change the President or the Government and certainly not the
Western godfathers on whom Fonseka is relying heavily to keep his
political fortunes alive.
President Rajapaksa and the UPFA received overwhelming mandates at
every election since November 2005. Even at the recent Western and
Southern Provincial Council elections, the Government-led by the UPFA,
secured over one million majority votes compared to the total votes
jointly polled by all other Opposition parties. This alone proves that
no party could challenge the UPFA's immense popularity. Even if all
Opposition parties contested the last Western and Southern Provincial
Council elections under one banner, the UPFA would have still romped
home with a majority of over one million votes.
Having perused the statistical data and the unchallenged popularity
of the President and the ruling UPFA, Fonseka has now turned to the West
as winning the people's mandate is beyond his reach. Fonseka alleges
that there is no relief for the people and there is no way out of the
"misery". "There are laws and regulations set by the UN to protect the
people of a country from corrupt rulers. As Sri Lanka is also a member
of the UN, we have to accept its rules", Fonseka was quoted as saying.
If such a situation had existed or if there had been corruption as
Fonseka alleges, the people would never have voted for the UPFA with
such thumping majorities during the past decade.On the other hand,
Fonseka is politically blind and ignorant to say that the UN has a right
to overthrow governments of any of its member countries. The UN could
only play a limited role in a country governed by a dictator and that
too with the approval of its Security Council. The international
community had no business to poke its fingers in a sovereign state which
If Fonseka envisions that he could capture power through an "election
office" at the UN headquarters, he is sadly mistaken. The Government has
always ensured democracy by holding elections even ahead of schedule. In
this scenario, UN could do precious little against such country - its
democratically elected leaders and the Government. It is evident that
Fonseka has got carried away by the few seats his party won at the
recent Provincial Council elections. Merely because his party secured
one seat more than the JVP, he is under a delusion that the Democratic
Party could soon become the most sought-after political party and the
blue-eyed boy of the UN.
Perhaps, Fonseka reckoned that it's the most opportune time to tap
the UN and the international community for a push start towards his goal
of capturing power through undemocratic means and at any cost. With the
UNHRC exerting undue pressure through its latest Resolution against Sri
Lanka and a few Western countries working round the clock to create a
regime change Fonseka has 'offered' his services at the right time.
During the 2010 presidential elections, politically-immature Fonseka
felt that the large crowds at his election rallies would ensure his
victory. Similarly, he now dreams that the West could give him the power
on a platter sans an election.
Since 1931, Sri Lankans have exercised their democratic franchise.
They have an unshakeable belief in democracy and would never permit
anyone to rob them of that supreme right. Hence, Fonseka would learn
another unforgettable lesson if he supports the Western conspiracies and
the UNHRC's anti-Sri Lanka moves. He may attract more dollars from the
West but it would be political suicide for the Democratic Party if
Fonseka resorts to short cuts.It wouldn't be a surprise if Fonseka
becomes the pest of the best before long or even gives evidence against
Sri Lanka at the UNHRC as a means of capturing power at any cost. The
masses would sooner or later teach him an unforgettable lesson and dump
him in the political dustbin.