There’s no way in hell I’m voting for the UPFA this time, because Mahinda is there. In case you’d forgotten, this is what Mahinda means:
- Mahinda everywhere: I’d almost forgotten, but Mahinda used to plaster his face everywhere. During the Presidential election you literally could not go 100 meters without seeing his face. It’s just arrogant and gross and speaks to bad character. You don’t see Maithripala’s face everywhere, because he’s not a pompous ass.
- As a side note, haven’t you wondered who paid for all of Mahinda’s marketing? It was either us, through our tax money, or it was Mahinda supporters, who expect to be paid back via contracts and favors. Both annoying and corrupting.
As ‘safe’ as the country was from suicide bombers, it was still a mafia state where the connected were above the law, and where they could take your life, bodies or property at any time. Don’t want that no more.
Honestly, that’s just the start. I really don’t want Mahinda back. I have hope that even if he does claw the Prime Ministership back, he will be well checked by President Sirisena, but I don’t want him back in power at all. To be completely honest, his two terms were finished. He could have retired with respect – from me also – but he keeps clinging to power. I think it’s partly personal greed, but also because the entire mafia behind him wants the old days back – the big contracts, the cars, the trips abroad, the ability to rape and kill and steal. That’s who’s backing Mahinda, not the SLFP, who he is basically a cancer on.