JHU – Where will they end up?

(30.11.2014 – Email)

According to the latest available news items, JHU, has given-up further discussions with the Government and is going to  talk to the Maithripala Sirisena expecting a positive response to their proposals.

The outcome of the JHU-Maithripala talk is very clear since we do not see any difference between the so-called proposals of the Maithripala camp and those of JHU since the so-called proposals could have been originated from the same source that were planning to install a puppet of the West in place of MR, for a long time.

Since 1956, SLFP under the leadership of SWRD and Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the main political party made representation of majority Sinhala Buddhists up to 1994.  This was changed drastically after Chandrika Kumarathunga took over the leadership of the party. Both the leaderships of the main political parties, UNP led by Ranil Wickramasinghe  and the SLFP led by Chandrika, adopted policies of sharing power with the LTTE instead of  eliminating terrorism.

The formation of Sinhala Urumaya in the year 2000, later named Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and contested the parliamentary election in 2004 with some success was a necessity of the era since the main political parties were disregarding the heritage of the majority Sinhala community who were responsible for the establishment of the centuries old civilization of the country.

Since its formation, JHU played a considerable role to derail the attempts by both Ranil and Chandrika of appeasing terrorist and the so-called ‘co-chair’, new form of colonialism formed to interfere with the internal affairs of the country under the guise of peace facilitation.

JHU, with no doubt,  was one of the key organisations which was helpful to the country’s executive president and the armed forces to win the war against terrorism, by providing the  moral support apart from other local and international nationalistic groups. The roles played by the JHU when fighting against Chandrika’s infamous  Tsunami  Joint Mechanism signed with LTTE and appealing to the supreme court to cut President  Chandrika’s term short in 2005 are remarkable.

In appreciation of the stand taken by the country’s executive presidency when eliminating the terrorism, as I remember, it is the JHU who went to the extent to say that the country needs a dictatorship to solve crucial issues.

However things appeared to have changed with time. Mahinda Rajapaksa won both the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2010 comfortably. As a political party confined only to western province having managed to get only two elected parliamentarians out of the 144 UPFA elected, JHU was effectively not in a demanding position within the ruling coalition. Naturally, JHU’s failure to get the required support for their ‘anti-conversion bill’ and the voice they made with regard to the abolishing of 13th Amendment, among other undisclosed things, may have initiated frustrations.

I remember, how Ven Athuraliye RanthnaThera who visited Australia, few years ago, addressing a small gathering at a private residence indicated his frustrations claiming one or two personal incidences said to have had with the President. The Rathna thera even  sought further discussions over telephone\skype with some of the participants of  the said gathering, at a later stage, as to what step should be taken  towards this end. However the discussion with the Thera didn’t take place as requested since the majority view was to strengthen the hands of the President to move forward with the Mahinda Chinthanaya and not to leave him alone with the well known anti-war federalist who changed their camps after winning the war. Frustration of the Minister Champika Ranwaka is evident when his ministerial position was changed from Power & Energy to that of Technology, Research & atomic Energy under a Cabinet Reshuffle. Thus the conflicts between JHU and the President appear to be somewhat old.

Historically opportunists and conspirators have taken frustration/conflicts of well known personalities, including monks,  to their advantage.  We remember how  the frustration said to have had  within a section of the SLFP  led by C.P de Silva had been used by opportunists even in 1964 to bring down the government of Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike. Buddharakkitha Thera of the Kalaniya Temple who played a leading role in 1956 to bring S.W.R.D Bandaranaike into power made use of another monk named Somarama to assassinate S.W.R.D due to what appeared as personal issues. As a child, I remember how Buddharakkitha Thera delivered his condolences  over the radio, soon after the assassination, making the listeners weeping.  It is evident how the conflicts between the Rajapaksas and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was manipulated  by foreign conspirators with the aim of regime change during the last Presidential election.

Asian Tribune dated 26th November 2014, identifies how Maithripala Sirisena was in United States 2013 ‘Potential Leaders’ list. As per its findings, nomination of Heath Minister Maitripala Sirisena as a recipient of the Harvard Health Leadership Award for 2013 was a joint effort by the Colombo offices of the USAID and US diplomatic mission, with the concurrence of Washington, an indication that they had identified Mr. Sirisena a ‘potential leader’. Those who have closely associated with American diplomats are well aware that identifying a potential leader was/ and is done having extensive knowledge about the individual which include the persons developed mind-set in a given political environment, the persons attitude and perspective toward the organization and its individuals to which he is connected to and how useful the person can be to further American interests in the host country.

Washington State Department, throughout, is very knowledgeable of this process and is well briefed about those who get into this ‘List’. The Colombo diplomats and USAID officials use many different manoeuvres and techniques to obtain this vast knowledge of individuals. http://www.asiantribune.com/node/85935

Thus it is evident how and why the so-called common opposition presidential candidate  was chosen, with the aim of making a regime under Ranil,  the long awaited dream of the West.

According to another media report, Ven Rathna Thera has already gone to Sirikotha and pledged his parties  support to Maithripala while revealing that it was he who did  most of the spade work in selecting Maithripala.  Rathna Thera’s revealing and Maithripala’s equating  of Rathna Thera’s role to that of Kudapaola Hamuduruwo are clear indications that the so-called proposals of the JHU must have been framed to  suit their ultimate aim, although they are attempting to hide the truth from the public.

It is surprising to hear when Rathna Thera was uttering  that  leader of the UNP  Ranil Wickramasinghe is a very matured and an intelligent politician and when Champika Ranawaka is saying that they had no issues working with the TNA and the SLMC.

Although the politicians whom we had some respect have placed their political interest before the nation’s for pity issues and opted to bring the traitors into power, it is doubtful whether the general public who suffered three decades long  terrorism have forgotten the past to the same extent of those politicians. Whatever said and done in the past, their expressions and  new affiliation with well known  pro-separatists elements and foreign conspirators will lead nowhere but to serve their own selfish ends.

S. Akurugoda

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