Ranil Wickremesinghe is Green!
Mahinda Rajapaksa is Blue!
President Maithripala Sirisena,
Which Political Colour Are You?
Former British prime minister and renowned statesman Sir Winston Churchill in a memorable radio speech over the BBC in 1939 referred to Russia in this way – “It (Russia) is a riddle,wrapped in a mystery,inside an enigma”. Keen observers of the current political scene in Sri Lanka may very well be excused if they veer around to the viewpoint that the Island’s current Executive President too fits Churchill’s description of being a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
“Enigmatic Mysterious Riddle”
The main reason for President Sirisena being perceived as an “enigmatic mysterious riddle” is due to the unpredictable and somewhat unorthodox political conduct of the “ Polonnaruwa Potentate”.It was only last week that this column described this peculiar political tendency in these words – “The perplexing political conduct of Sri Lankan President Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena has in recent times defied many norms and values of conventional politics. The turns,twists and turnarounds of the President are unfathomable to many. So uncertain have Maithripala’s political moves and manoeuvres been that the only certainty about Sirisena is his uncertainty. Many are his topsy -turvy inconsistencies. He has been consistent in his inconsistency.”
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