Wednesday, May 27, 2009

D.A.Rajapaksa’s gift to the nation...

My son will have to learn I know, that all men are not just, all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero, that for every selfish politician, there is a dedicated leader. Teach him to be gentle with gentle people and tough with the tough. Let him have the courage to be impatient. Let him have patience to be brave. Teach him to stand and fight if he thinks he is right. Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind”,- Abraham Lincoln in a letter to his son’s class teacher.

The nation will endorse that there lived a scoundrel in this country who tried to bury the possibilities of peace ,democracy and magnanimity for three long decades. And that scoundrel was Velupillai Prabakaran from Velvettithurai who led a ruthless terror gang called the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elaam.In the face of the ruthlessness of that criminal, there was born a son from deep South to D.A.Rajapaksa from Medamulana, who took up the challenge and the noble responsibility to defend the unity, integrity and the sovereignty of his country. He is Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa, the second son of D.A.Rajapaksa,who was popularly known in politics as the “ Brave Son of Ruhuna”in the early post independence politics of this country.

The late Sir John Kotalawala once described D.A.Rajapaksa as a brave and honourable Member of the House.The late SWRD Bandaranaike hailed D.A.Rajapaksa for the latter’s high standard of honesty and integrity. D.A.Rajapaksa’s parliamentary travelling claim as a MP only added up to a modest Rs.400/- for four years. When that was brought to the notice of the House by the Speaker, Sir John Kotalawala stood up to say, ‘Mr.Speaker, I could proudly say that the Hon.D.A.Rajapaksa happens to be one of the few honourable members in this House’.

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