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Sri Lanka’s Presidential Elections: Thoughts for the Floating Voters/New Voters on the Frequent Candidate

The floating voters and the new voters are two crucial segments in the arithmatic that would determine who would emerge as President in January 2015. The floating voters are individuals who may have at a single time voted for distinct parties and now disgusted with voting and contemplating whether to vote or not. The new voters clearly excited about working out their initial time voting appropriate may possibly also be puzzled to figure out who to vote for &#8211 the incumbent President or a contender in an alliance that will be President for one hundred days and thereafter hand energy over to one more.&nbspThe floating voter and new voters are crucial due to the fact they can realistically view the campaign slogans from a point of view that would query&nbspwhich candidate is most suited to lead the nation and provide peace and stability to Sri Lanka each at local and international level, which is what all voters require to consider about just before they place their vote.
What is important about the challenge to the incumbent in the type of a new alliance is that it is promising Change &#8211 but this modify getting promised is by a same set of politicians who have been in politics, enjoyed perks and privileges of workplace, crossed more than a number of times and have had to tag on to larger political parties for survival at distinct periods under diverse leaders. On the face of it there is no Adjust as the men and women coming forward with the modify mantra are the same politicians wanting to hold on to energy below a new set of guidelines and conditions.&nbsp&nbsp
You want modify &#8211 But what is the Adjust you are acquiring?
  • The very same people are appearing with a distinct theme
  • The very same individuals are singing a diverse song
  • The exact same folks are promising a difference &#8211 but their terms in workplace was absolutely nothing the country could be proud of
  • Can the identical people be trusted when they had broken our trust some much more than as soon as?
  • Do you trust Chandrika? Do you trust Ranil? Do you trust Mangala? Do you trust Wickramabahu? Do you trust Sambanthan? Do you trust Champaka R? Do you trust Rajitha? Can you trust Maithri? &#8211&nbspCan they be trusted to entrust the country with 20m men and women to safeguard?
  • If the same faces that held energy and want to continue power are lining up to guarantee modify, do you seriously think they can bring about adjust. More importantly is the alter they are promising, the adjust that YOU want to see?
  • Is the risk worth taking in wanting to vote for Alter but knowingly voting for people who have been verified failures in workplace?
  • A lot more importantly these failures are at the moment taking a back-office part due to the fact they cannot come out before the men and women to contest on their personal nevertheless, floating voters and new voters require to comprehend that a future Maithri Government will place all of them in Ministerial roles and these are the quite folks who were failures in office.
    The ambiguity &#8211 Maithripalanayak for one hundred days and what thereafter?
  • The 1st&nbspimportant thing that floating voters/new voters need to note is that the Opposition lobby was one particular designed not amongst them or by them but by an additional secret group due to the fact the primary Opposition party&#8217s Leader the present Opposition Leader cannot win elections. He will neither step down as Leader of the Party nor modify the celebration&#8217s Constitution even though he wishes to alter the country&#8217s Constitution for which he went to get trained in the US.
  • The 2nd&nbspimportant point is that no person or celebration or parties can form an alliance and contest without drawing the UNP offered its conventional vote base.
  • The threerd&nbspimportant point is the assurance that in exchange for the UNP votes contributing alongside the votes of others forming the new alliance, the deal is for the UNP leader to be handed power hence the one hundred day story. Why is it then that the election manifesto, campaign slogan all speak of a &#8216Maithri&#8217 &#8211 Compassionate &#8216palanayak&#8217 only below Maithri &#8230. Shouldn&#8217t&nbspthe campaign be a joint Maithri-Ranil palanayake? Is it not for this purpose together with certain slip ups by non-UNP supporters in the Maithri wing tilted a lot more towards CBK that they are starting to wonder whether Ranil or the UNP will have a future or function if Maithri had been to emerge President and Maithri would choose tutelage below CBK instead.
  • If Maithripala Sirisena can not win with no the UNP votes, why need to the UNP voters vote a non-UNP when they easily have people to prop up as a contestant instead of Ranil.&nbspIf absolutely everyone was surprised at the meek-searching former General Secretary of the SLFP emerging as a Presidential Candidate what is the harm in fielding a UNP candidate as there are enough of charismatic and sturdy personalities inside the celebration to pick from? Why have none of the other UNP leaders becoming deemed to be groomed as Presidential candidate? Is it because Ranil would lose his place in the Party as a result so he prefers hiring an outsider?
    Do you trust the Opposition Camp?

  • Can you entrust the country&#8217s stability to the exact same faces that have been confirmed failures in leadership roles?
  • Can we be assured that the peace and stability that at the moment prevails will continue beneath their leadership?
  • Can we envisage choice generating when all of them can&#8217t agree on anything except wanting to somehow come into power.
    What will bickering amongst these element result in when it comes to crucial international matters where forthright, stern and nation-centric choices demand to be taken?
  • When some in the camp are for division of the nation, some want devolution, some want separatism, some want foreign powers to manage the country, some will siphon of everything for profit and some are prepared to go along with anything because all they want to do is enjoy perks and privileges &#8211 what is this scenario most likely to lead to for the country?
    An essential issue for floating voters/new voters to take note of &#8211 no Conspiracy theories
  • The Presidential Election is about voting for a leader that can bring stability and peace to Sri Lanka and handle the international lobby against the nation. The critical point is that the nations that are punishing Sri Lanka for ending the war utilizing their influence in the UN/UNHRC are the really nations that are behind the Common Candidate.
  • What is the likely danger if such people are prepared to give every little thing and anything on the deal that they would be kept in energy &#8211 these are no laughing or exaggerated scenarios for the quite nations backing the typical candidate have been effective at dividing Yugoslavia to pieces, creating an independent Kosovo and then leaving the people in chaos, arming insurgents in nations that they want stakes in so that the folks are kept embroiled in eternal conflict although they escape with the loot (Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and now Libya prime examples) These are definitely no conspiracy stories. These nations have been destroyed by the extremely nations that are these days responsible for choosing a candidate calculating the arithmatic on how votes are most likely to sway on paper unless folks are informed adequate to comprehend the dangers.
  • Considerably as most voters may possibly hate informing themselves of what is taking place about the planet and to nations around the world in certain smaller sized establishing nations that are strategically placed advantageous for worldwide geopolitics, it is time they ought to specifically the Colombo and other urban voters. It is the realization of the gameplans and plots taking spot about the globe at a political level that a country needs a robust leader and a robust government minus tiny parties with modest vote bases but with the ability to hold a coalition to ransome by their demands.
    Is the country protected in the hands of individuals who have lead the nation just before and failed?
    If we have not forgotten we want to now recall that
  • Far more than half of total soldiers deaths occurred for the duration of the reign of Mrs. Chandrika Kumaratunga, most battle failures took place under her reign.
  • She was collectively with Ranil Wickremasinghe ever prepared to sign the PTOMs and ISGA whereby legalizing eelam in all but name allowing LTTE to negotiate straight with foreign nations, trade straight with foreign nations, transfer funds straight and so on.
  • Ranil Wickremasinghe the supposed visionary of the UNP signed a ceasefire agreement with the LTTE with no even displaying the UNP leadership the contents of that agreement &#8211 only later the nation came to know that the agreement legally allocated sovereign territory as LTTE regions and the Colombo backers of the CFA were not bothered about what allocation of territory to the LTTE would imply to the country because they had been more than the moon that the military checkpoints had been removed which was more of a hassle for them. We can’t afford to function with such quick-sightedness for the harm is irreversible.
    Do you believe the slogan &#8216we will finish corruption&#8217?
    Please keep in mind that the men and women now claiming to have come collectively to finish corruption have themselves proven records of mass scale corruption in the course of their tenure in energy even these that have crossed over. They as well have families &#8211 siblings and youngsters very a lot waiting in the fray to take over. The Adjust will only be changing the Cover of Corruption only. We must all be realistic to the truth that corruption is embedded in right now&#8217s society &#8211 even &#8216donations&#8217 for college admissions are corruption, even giving Rs.100 to the office peon to spot one particular&#8217s file above the rest is an act of corruption, even bribing the policemen for visitors violations is corruption. Both giver and taker are therefore guilty.
    The golden rule on integrity
    Any individual claiming to be virtuous and uncorrupt can do so ONLY IF they go against coruption when it is taking spot and come out against it by claiming to want to have no element in it. No 1 can claim to be uncorrupt if they have been enjoying privileges themselves and then getting been chosen as Opposition Candidate point fingers forgetting that four fingers point back at them in return. Let us all note that all those now pointing fingers were quite considerably part of the corruption that they are accusing of &#8211 if they themselves have been people of integrity they should have come out ahead of elections have been announced and ahead of they had been chosen to be fielded to kind the Opposition.
    If we know that
  • Corruption wont finish
  • We don&#8217t know who the actual leader is &#8211 Maithripala is coming as the Presidential Candidate of the New Democratic Front, he next says he&#8217s going to abolish the Presidency (completely ignoring that he has no mandate to do so), he says he&#8217s going to appoint Ranil (unclear how that can take place also), then CBK who is politically now a nobody is assured of a function, the other supporters have all ruined the ministeries that they had been holding whatever celebration they had been in &#8211 is this a rosy image post-2015 for the individuals? There are far more concerns than answers!
  • How can Modify come about with the same individuals in a new camp specifically when they have a history of crossing back and forth for OPPORTUNITISM and absolutely nothing else. Must we not ask no matter whether this is also not an OPPORTUNISTIC decision and thus the camp have no typical agenda to serve the people except serve themselves
    These are just a handful of inquiries for the Floating Voters and New Voters to consider about prior to they cast their vote. It is also very good for them to do a very good background verify on all those in the Widespread Alliance and they question how far they can be trusted to lead a nation and guarantee Sri Lanka remains peaceful and stable as it has been since 2009 devoid the threat of terrorism and separatism. Two aspects that Sri Lanka does not want is Terrorism or Separatism/Division below any name.

    Shenali D Waduge

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