Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said the new Sri Lankan Government is going to be a hotchpotch of so many parties, as the Buddhist clergy and Islamic parties have also joined this new coalition. He is so upset that his friend Mahinda had lost. A comentater commented saying that he is upset because he is not going to have his free holidays to Sri Lanka anymore.
The most known unpopular BJP member SubramanimSwamy was a strong supporter of outgoing President Mahinda Rasjapaksha and the killing of Tamil civilians in thousands by the Sri Lankan Army. Swamy a Hindu Bramin and man who treats Tamil civilians as untouchables is a unpopular and is seen as a insult to Hinduism as he is a racist and was supporting the Killing of thousands of Tamil Civilians.
“What is to be watched is the new government that is going to be hotchpotch of so many parties, all kinds of divergent expectations. They were united only on one thing, to defeat Rajapaksa. But now, the Buddhist clergy and Islamic parties have also joined this new coalition. So, this kind of hotchpotch is not going to be very good for India I guess. We will have to watch it very carefully,” Swamy said.
“The Sri Lankan election is a surprise because all of us expected that since Rajapaksa had restored normalcy in the state after two decades of terrorist, murder and mayhem of the LTTE. But, the people have defeated him and in democracy the people are supreme,” he added. But the Sri Lankan public know Mahinda for killing of more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians in May 2009, NOT keeping to his promises, disappearances of people who oppose the government policies and keeping powers within his family members. The Sri Lankan know better than this swamy and voted him out of office.
In Sri Lanka’s tightest-ever seventh presidential election race, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reportedly conceded defeat to joint opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena.
According to reports, Rajapaksa has left the official “Temple Trees” residence here, after cumulative results indicated that Sirisena was leading by a huge margin.
Rajapaksa had served two terms as president and was seeking a record third consecutive term.
On Thursday, Sri Lankans voted in large numbers. The election commission in the island-nation said that on an average there was an estimated more than 65-70 per cent voting in most places.
In all, 19 candidates contested the elections, but the main fight was between Rajapaksa, 69, and Sirisena, 63.
Minority Tamils and Muslims voted in large scale to Maithiri and his success was due to this voting.