Presidential polls, risks and pitfalls
But, will those methods work with Fonseka, who has dared to ruffle an incumbent Executive President's feathers, if he becomes President? In such an eventuality, he will be the Commander-in-Chief not just the army chief or the Chief of Defence Staff he may look for an alternative to hostile political forces blocking his path. Remember his first message after retirement was to the army. Old habits, they say, die hard!
Sri Lanka's democracy needs to be strengthened, no doubt. And the Opposition has a right to make or break governments democratically. But, such projects must be undertaken with utmost care without leaving room for disaster. Else, there is a possibility of its remedy ending up worse than the malady.
In trying to bring about democratic change, the beaten track is the safest, however alluring other paths may look.