Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Power via Confusion

As more and more posters of Mahinda Rajapkse are starting to invade the walls/trees/houses/toilets and what not, I cloudn't help thinking, as always these politicians are again trying to get power by confusing the masses. By signing agreements with every possible party on earth, Mahinda is doing it in style and Ranil is in a bit of a mess after the "Parakumba" fiasco (he should be ashamed of the way his campaign is running). Mahinda, for his part, is making up for his lack of vision by focusing on his stronger areas such as his movie like image - as opposed to Ranil who looks like the joker of the house every time he opens his mouth in a public rally/meeting(although I think he has improved a bit lately) - and the ever famous SLFP smile (we know how Chandrika used it to flirt,confuse and draw the masses).
All in all after all the arguments about Peace,Economy,War and everything else on earth leading upto the Elections, these politicians will again fool us, the average Sri Lankan citizens in to voting with the trend or the "rella" and I bet, again, it will end up as another wrong decision taken by the Average Sri Lankan voter.
So good luck to all of us!


Blogger sittingnut said...

i don't think as things stand now mahinda has any chance based on numbers of past elections. remember he has to get 50%.

September 28, 2005 4:15 am  
Blogger ashanthi said...

Yes - who knows Mahinda may inadvertently signed up the LTTE too!

September 30, 2005 1:52 am  
Blogger Niroshan said...

sittingnut: don't be so sure. Ranil will definitely win in Colombo and all other commercialised Districts/Seats but winning in the suburbs and remote areas is a different kettle of fish.He will have to take his peace plans to the villages and make sure that people understand his intentions. He will also have to assure that this time around he will take a more consensual approach before dealing with LTTE. That is he will not bend over backwards to give everything the LTTE is asking for. The reason I would vote for Ranil would be because I do not want to see another war in this country. We have had enough killings and blood shed.
As far as Economic policies for the country are concerned I think they can be easily agreed upon by every party, including JVP if all of us work towards a National Economy looking to strengthen our own industrialists,entrepreuners,professionals and farmers.
Hope to put a detail post on my thinking towards a national economy and peace and how all these parties could work together to achieve it, time permitting!
Ashanthi: Thanks for the visit! It feels good to know people are visiting my blog and giving some responses.

September 30, 2005 11:38 am  
Blogger ashanthi said...

Ananthan - you didnt have a link before - so was a bit tricky!

Hey but I can't talk!

Anyway - now that i now where you live in bloggers land - shall visit you regularily...

Ps - if you have time, i'm still waiting for more input on the BPP's - only if you have time...

September 30, 2005 2:49 pm  
Blogger sittingnut said...

will be expecting such a post. because i think national economy is a idea that won't work.

October 01, 2005 4:01 am  
Blogger Kusal Perera said...

I personaly feel, the discussion who would win is going to land this country in a total mess once again. The discussion should be to achieve consensus on what this country needs for future development, to get out of the tragedy we are slipping into, deeper every day. Remember, this state, the Sinhalised state, is not only ethnically biased in its ideology, but also totally inefficient and corrupt. Just imagine, its utilisation capacity of funds committed for post Tsunami rehabilitation has only been 13.% as reported by the Auditor General. From 1974 to date, all the foreign funded IRDPs in 19 district has not been able to utilise more than 40% of the funds that came in for rural development.
So, neither Mahinda nor Ranil would be able to implement any of their promises/projects using this state machinery, how ever nice and relevant they would be. So is it with all other areas of development and implementing tools. Ideologically and efficiency wise all systems NEEDS A RADICAL REFORMATION, no one is concerned about. So the educated, the academics,professionals, technocrats and social activists and opinion makers should do an about turn, to start discussing where we should go and how.Its on that all candidates have to be assesed on.

Kusal Perera

October 27, 2005 9:34 pm  
Blogger ashanthi said...

btw niroshan - did i ever apologise for calling you ananthan!

well the 20th of Sept seems a long time ago - back then we at least had hope...

November 24, 2005 11:45 pm  

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