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Buying support

Today I was greeted with the news that Sarath Fonseka was going to be released, sources confirmed the news. Personally this was depressing news, not because I in any way support the govt. but because I feel that he emphasises the Sri Lankan way of turning a blind eye to something provided we get what we want.
When I returned from University in 2009 the country was gripped in election fever, arguments were rife supporting either the president or Fonseka. Both of whom were opposed just 2 years prior to this for corruption and violence against media. The tone of the people had changed and suddenly we were ready to vote in a man, who we accused of numerous crimes (which won’t be mentioned here but we all know what), as President.
He lost the election, was arrested and soon forgotten. The people who supported him went back to their quiet grumbling while continuing with their daily lives, while “the hero of Sri Lanka” was left in jail.
Now 2 years later he is to be released, not because he was a good boy but because “they” need something to distract us from the big issues. Cost of living continues to rise, internationally we’re becoming an outcast, internally there is no political stability and overall people are not happy. But fear not Fonseka will be released, the people can cheer because the regime is forgiving. Don’t worry about the next price hike, or another resolution passed against us. Fonseka is released.
It is disappointing that they think we can be bought with a token gesture, it would be worse if we are.

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  1. May 15, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Interesting.

    Thought Fonseka was forgotten. Will he move to the Government side now?

    • May 15, 2012 at 7:26 am

      Unlikely, but him coming out is a ploy by the govt.

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