RW’s history of appointing non-functional committees in the name of democracy

RW’s history of appointing non-functional committees in the name of democracy

Written by Staff Writer

17 Aug, 2019 | 8:07 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st):- We do not have any personal issues against Ranil Wickremesinghe. However, we are only concerned about political democracy in the country. When the government was toppled on October 26th, 2018, we provided the opportunity for their views to be aired for the simple reason of ensuring that democracy was upheld. Even at this moment, we represent the desires to see political democracy preserved in our country.

Leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe has once again begun resorting to his deceitful political tactics. Wickremesinghe has a wealth of experience and a track record that speaks volumes of how he blatantly ignored the hopes and aspirations of the country as well as UNP party supporters, and only acted for the furtherance of his personal agenda as well as the wishes of his close associates. Procrastination is one of the main tactics employed by Wickremesinghe to this end.

Whenever he was challenged, he appointed committees like the Pitipana Committee, the Mano – Malik committee, the Ruwan Wijewardena Committee and many other similar bodies, some which never even functioned and the reports submitted by the others remain a secret to this very day. Wickremesinghe who purports himself to be a staunch ally of democracy is once again working towards subduing the voice of a majority of UNP supporters that demands for a change within the party through his age-old tactic of procrastination.

This country has never seen the likes of a more deceitful politician who hides the desires of fulfilling his personal agendas behind the cloak of creating alliances and establishing leadership councils. UNP party supporters have countless experiences where Wickremesinghe had established leadership councils with absolutely no power or responsibility just to protect his position of party leader.

The appointment of a leadership council headed by Karu Jayasuriya to protect the party leadership at a time when his position at the helm was challenged, is just another example of this. Every time this happened Wickremesinghe was protected, but the UNP party supporters always suffered a humiliating defeat.

Wickremesinghe is again up to his no-good tricks of forming alliances and appointing leadership councils. A flawed constitution for an alliance that allows Wickremesinghe to have his way was presented in rush recently. However, this was vehemently rejected by a majority of UNP parliamentarians who have the best interests of the party at heart. The defeat of this sly attempt clearly depicts that the United National Party, as well as the party supporters, are well aware of these deceitful tactics employed by none other than their party leader. There is nothing wrong in forming alliances to ensure victory and for the betterment of the party.

However, the main issue in forming the alliance was the provisions included in the constitution to ensure that Wickremesinghe was protected while jeopardizing the victory and future of the United National Party and its supporters. However, UNP parliamentarians and the party supporters strongly believe that these deceitful tactics of Wickremesinghe will not bear fruit this time around.

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