Yes, Mr. President but

  • 4 Aug 2009 06:34:00 GMT

    Whether or not the country is heading for a dictatorship is still too early to definitely conclude upon at least for the moment.

    At the moment President Rajapaksa is at the height of his popularity and there does not seem to be ANY such popularity for any other politician or political party. Neither does there seem to be a need by the Nation and its masses for an alternative to MR or his government.

    Looking at it that way it may seem like a dictatorship but is at the moment definitely not a dictatorship.

    Howver if President Rajapaksa is not able to maintane his popularity amongst the masses and seeks to control any opposition at a time the masses clamour for one that may be the time of any indication of heading towards a dictatorship.

    That is not the case at least for the moment and hope it never happens.

  • 4 Aug 2009 10:24:25 GMT

    Problem that we have is not the MR been too strong but RW been too weak.We need desperately need a strong opposition leader & a party to guide the government & put them on the right track but it is not happening now sadly!