| by Gunadeera Rajakaruna
Views expressed in this article are author own
( December 31, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) After Mahinda Rajapakse the present Executive President of Sri Lanka declared his intention to contest for the third consecutive term, with a proclamation, many interest persons commented about the Presidential Election and discussed the 18th Amendment in a critical manner.
Politics in Sri Lanka has become a very dirty game, and many Political Scientist get sold to the highest bidder like Dayan. As such I am absolutely sure Dayan is a PHONEY political Scientist trying to mislead the voting public for some small gains. This is shame and eternal shame, nothing but shame!
Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka and Prof. Rajiv Wijesinghe, MP took the centre stage in criticising Mahinda Rajapakse and his Foreign Ministry. They took part in many discussions and very discussion was very critical of Mahinda Rajapakse and his administration. They criticised the manner in which the GOSL handles the UNCHR Agenda, and how they remove Dayan Jayatilleka as the Permanent representative of the Geneva outpost, and the appointment of the present Secretary of the Foreign Ministry Ms. Shenuka Senevirathne (daughter of late Mr. Volvin De Silva from Balapitiya)
Dayan Jayathilake described at every interview or meeting he participated how he won the 2009, resolution with many votes, but he was removed unceremoniously from the post by Mahinda Rajapakse.
He further explained the support of JVP and its leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake is vital for the Common Candidate to defeat Mahinda Rajapakse. Then the Common Candidate surfaced and Rajiv Wijesinghe MP, joined him and signed a MOU with all other parties like UNP, JVP, DP, JHU and many other parties were waiting to join the Common Candidate. While I am writing this article, it is confirmed that Muslim Congress and TNA has pledged their support for the Common Candidate Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena.
Dayan changing sides
May be due to the thunder storms and very strong earth slips taking place in many parts of Sri Lanka at present, Dayan Jayatilleka who used to express himself as a Political Scientist also has slipped from his earlier position as an opponent of Mahinda Rajapakse to a very strong supporter. Can this change be due to some offering from Mahinda Rajapakse or Dayan trying to mislead the people with his phoney political scientific position telling lies to the public?
A strong point to remember is the discussion Dayan Jayatilleka conducted with Sanjeeva Wijemanna who is the compare of “Athulanthaya”. As requested by a friend I listened to that discussion and I formed and opinion that Dayan is a phoney Political Scientist, as he has very little knowledge about Science or Politics.
At the start of the conversation Dayan tried his best to prove that he is a Political Scientist, and he is the only Political Scientist who clearly analyse this Presidential election.
Dayan ‘s main discussion was centred on the Executive Presidency, and why Maithreepala Sirisena is trying to abolish it and become a ‘nikama’, after handing over power to Ranil as the Executive Prime Minister. I also read the manifesto of the Common Candidate and the other MOU’s issued by everyone in that alliance, but never came across the “Executive Prime Minister’s position”. I know from all Dayan’s writing he is very angry with Ranil. If you look at Ranil’s opposition to saving Dayan after he declared an Independent State in the North with Perumal, when Ranil held a very important position in the UNP at the time. Dayan was saved by President Premadasa and Ranils objection via President JRJ to pardon Dayan may be a reason for this anger.
This was what Dayan tried to prove to the listening audience. He compared the five member Veto power holders in the UN Security Council and stated that the Sri Lankan Executive Presidency is similar to the four countries USA, China, Russia and France in the Security Council other than the only country Britain, with a Prime Minister in charge. Then he compared BRICK countries and discussed about the four countries with Executive Presidency and with the exemptions of India control by a Prime Minister.
After listening to his false explanation I thought why Dayan is trying to mislead the people by trying to compare the Sri Lankan Constitution with the above eight countries.
Sri Lanka is the only country with an Executive Presidency not subjected to the countries Law and Order. The President of Sri lanka is exempted from the legal frame work and he is not control by the Parliament like other countries.
Dayan may be aware that politicians and political scientist who tell lies doesn’t enjoy the trust of the people. Politics in Sri Lanka has become a very dirty game, and many Political Scientist get sold to the highest bidder like Dayan. As such I am absolutely sure Dayan is a PHONEY political Scientist trying to mislead the voting public for some small gains. This is shame and eternal shame, nothing but shame!