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island.lk 03 Aug, 2022 00:45 am

The President’s new clothes

The President’s new clothes

OLD BAG OF TRICKS Having forced President GR to vacate the premises, the People turned around to find that a far worse prospect had taken up residence without their consent.The new occupant had brought along with him an old bag of tricks which he promptly unpacked and unloaded on the people.Or is he determined to empty all of that bag of tricks before he gets down to serious business, so to speak?Quite unlike in Hans Christian Andersen’s morality tale of the Emperor’s New Clothes, where no one dared to tell the emperor that he was naked, many have warned President Ranil Wickremasinghe that his style of governance, added to the method of his ascent, is a difficult combination to swallow, and is being rejected by the Aragalaya, condemned by civil society, and denounced by the religious community, including the Catholic clergy and Buddhist monks ,supportive of the people’s protests.

And this, after only a few weeks in those new clothes.The naked truth is that the new clothes don’t fit him that well, and he is acting strange in them.

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