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When President Maithripala Sirisena repeated his earlier speech in a six-page letter and added venom to the message that he would not ask Mahinda Rajapaksa to form a government as Premier had delivered the kiss of death to the UPFA’s chances

Yet, this perfidy is called good governance and democracy in this topsy-turvy land of moral Lilliputians who see, speak or hear no evil.

It is all done and dusted. That is the cliche at least. It is convenient. People want to move on, the victors, vanquished, and passers-by.

To destroy an entire party, their own party, with serial perfidy needs special types of dagger wielders — persons who have no morals, absolutely no sense of shame, nor loyalty

Even so, it is dangerous to transition to the future sans a processing of all the information, without a proper stock taking, and devoid of a serious, truth-telling account of what really happened at this very important 2015 August elections just past us.

The numbers indicate that the United National Party finally managed to win a major election, in its own right under the leadership of Ranil Wickremesinghe. It’s a feat by itself that is in the order of the sun rising from the West.

It was a victory, but to put it in the simplest of terms, how it was achieved does punch a Parakrama Samudra sized hole in this previously improbable narrative.

The Asipatha CutsWhen President Maithripala Sirisena repeated his earlier speech in a six-page letter and added venom to the message that he would not ask Mahinda Rajapaksa to form a government as Premier under any circumstances, in many people’s opinion, he as the leader of Rajapaksa’s UPFA, had delivered the kiss of death to the UPFA’s chances.
If they only knew what was coming …!

The two General Secretaries of the party were sacked by Court enjoining order three days before the election and the entire Central Committee of the UPFA was similarly dispatched the day before people were scheduled to cast their ballots.

This pulling the rug from under the feet of Rajapaksa and his promising outfit of troopers by the ‘party leader’ was enough to cause the ten seat difference that stood between a UPFA Government, and a UNP one.

It was considered so repugnant that even bleeding heart ‘liberal’, but in reality dyed in wool UNP-biased columnists such as Namini Wijedasa of the Sunday Times tweeted, ‘I wonder what the reaction would have been if @PresRajapaksa had sacked his central committee on the eve of election results.’

Such ridiculous and totally beyond the pale actions as those of Maithripala’s, would not have been acceptable for instance in a mature democracy such as Britain, or Australia for instance, where a stab in the back so flagrant, audacious and utterly morally degenerate, no matter from which side of the party divide, would have effectively caused political paralysis due to the public reaction.

In Sri Lanka, such perfidy was not seen as morally repugnant. Civil society kept quiet. In circles that are peopled with those who scream themselves insane about democracy, there wasn’t a meow, let alone one measly tweet, as that from Namini Wijedasa.

This won’t do. This columnist makes bold to say, that this obnoxious crucifixion of democracy and crude, calculated act of treachery by Maithripala Sirisena makes this election result effectively null and void in the court of public opinion.

That is how it should be, and that is how it is, no matter which potentate or preening pundit says what. (Incidentally, for the UPFA, it was a very respectable ‘defeat.’)
What is worse than a President who controls both opposition and Government as if lording over his private fiefdom? It’s the same President, in the cheapest political act of treachery of all time, in any country, ensuring that a quarter of his party’s supporters stay home because they are led to believe that voting for their party’s campaign leader, is futile.

Anyone in his right mind would agree that those in his own party, that suffered the damage, did not have time to respond.

Neither were they legally allowed to do so, which means in essence, that the laws were abused for this treachery, by the person who holds the highest position in this land.
Worse of course, is what he has done to his party! It’s was a work of black magic and witchcraft crossed with cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. He back stabbed his way to ensuring not just one but two defeats for his SLFP and the large coalition, and this is an act of perfidy not paralleled anywhere, in any country, in any political narrative remembered in the civilized world.

His party members, from the lowliest party workers at ground level, to the highest ranking Minister in the pre 2015 Government, now wallow in defeat, due to serial acts of abominable subterfuge by their ‘leader.’

Those who had it written in stone that they would be Ministers, would not be, due to him. Those from potentate to peon, who desperately wanted to see their progressive policies come to fruition, are suffering the indignity of rule by a previously moribund and wretched opposition, because of this one person and his henchmen and women, one of them that answers to the name of ‘Chandrika.’

To destroy an entire party, their own party, with serial perfidy needs special types of dagger wielders — persons who have no morals, absolutely no sense of shame, nor loyalty.

Yet, this perfidy is called good governance and democracy in this topsy-turvy land of moral Lilliputians who see, speak or hear no evil.

This will not do. A government formed through serial perfidy, has no moral legitimacy, leave alone the right to occupy the moral high ground.

A victory blatantly stolen — two victories serially stolen — the last one in infinitely more morally repugnant fashion than the first, would be monumentally pyrrhic.

The mealy mouthed moral bankruptcy and hypocrisy of those who applaud this gruesome farce, this crazed daylight stab at the heart of our democracy is so absurd, one wonders whether it’s best to laugh or to cry under the surreal circumstances?

Despite the song and the dance, the empty congratulations for the victor, the mealy mouthed celebrations of ‘democracy’ in the international media, and the rest of the overkill and hoopla, the remaining narrative in the face of this perfidy, is insignificant, and very much in the nature of detail.

In a country in which there is nary a person to call this bluff, nary an individual who is not cowed by the tyranny of the herd, the perpetrators of this state of affairs await their karma.

The natural retribution, the ricochet effect of karma for this cowardly murder of democracy would come surely, and would be devastating when it does. It has to be an act of God!
The mills of Justice grind slowly, but they surely do. The two unclothed emperors at the top of our country’s living walking farce of a good-government, would be unmasked over time.

Their political detractors are two cowed and too tired to do it.

They are also too benumbed by the surreal nature of the ‘astute public opinion’, both national and international, calling this appalling nadir the high point in democracy!
But when comeuppance comes, when it surely will, and morning inevitably follows the long dark night, the good people of this country would be left wondering what happened to their voices, their conscience, their God-given obligation to speak the truth under the most surreal, absurd and repugnant of circumstances.

It could be later rather than sooner, but the unmasking is certain, and it would leave the cheer leaders of the two naked Emperors as buck naked as their more degenerate ‘leaders’ themselves who are in a masquerade worthy of just two celebrated agents and entities in the narrative of our human family — the devil himself, and Salvador Dali.