පාසැල් වියේ අධ්යාපනයට පමණක් නොව ක්රීඩාවට හා කලාවට එක සේ දස්කම් පෑ ඔහු කළුතර තිස්ස මහා විද්යාලයේ අතිශය දීප්තිමත් සිසුවෙකු විය. එහෙත් ඒ අවධියේ උද්ගතව තිබූ තත්වයන් නිසා ඒ සියල්ල අතහැර සමස්ත සමාජය ම මුහුණ පා සිටි මහා ඛේදවාචකයට එරෙහිව සටන් කරන්නර හේ තීරණය කළේය. වඩා වාසිදායක හා පහසු මං සෙවීම වෙනුවට කෙතරම් දුෂ්කර වුව ද, නිවැරදි මාවත තෝරාගැනීම සැමවිටම ඔහුගේ අභිප්රාය විය. ඔහු සැමවිට ම ක්රියා කළේ ඒ වෙනුවෙනි. හේ හදවතින් ම දේශප්රේමියෙක් වූවේය.
භීෂණයේ සැඩ සුළං ලාංකීය මහපොලොව හරහා හමා යද්දීත් එක් පසෙකින් රහසිගත දේශපාලනයේ යෙදෙමින්, අනෙක් පසින් ආරූඩ නාමයකින් පුවත්පත් කලාවේදීයෙක් වශයෙන් පෙනී සිටිමින් තමන් නිවැරදි යැයි ඇද වූ දේශපාලන මතය සමාජ ගත කිරීමට අනුපමේය වෙහෙස විය. අධිරාජ්යවාදී උවමනාවන් ඉටුකරන රටවල් බෙදා වෙන්කිරීමේ න්යායයේ ගොදුරක් වීමේ අවදානමට තම මව්බිම ලක්ව ඇති බව පුන පුනා කීවේ ඔහු ය. ජීවත්වීමට මෙන් ම මිය යාමට ද අපට රටක් තිබිය යුතු බව හේ අවධාරණය කළේය. මව්බිම වෙනුවෙන් තමන්ට අත්හැරිය නොහැකි දෙයක් නොමැති බව ඔහුගේ භාවිතය පැහැදිළිව කියාපායි. සැබෑ දේශ ප්රේමියෙකුට දේශපාලන පක්ෂයකට වඩා තමන්ගේ රටේ හෙට දවස ගැන හැඟීමක් පැවතිය යුතුය. තමන් බෙහෙවින් ලෙන්ගතුව සිටි ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ දේශපාලනයෙන් ඉවත් වී එවකට මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපති තුමා සමග එක්වන්නේ ලක්දිව කැබලිවීමට ආසන්න ම මොහොතක ය.
“මොන දේශපාලනය කරන්නත් අපට කියල රටක් ඉතුරුවෙන්න ඕනැ.“ ඔහු එසේ කීවේ ය.
රට දැය සුරකින අවසන් සටන වෙනුවෙන් ලාංකීය සමාජය තුළ ජනතාවට වඩා වාසිදායක ප්රබල ජනමතයක් ගොඩනැගීමේ කාර්යයේ ලා ඔහු දැක්වූ සමර්ථකම අති විශිෂ්ඨය. ආශ්චර්යමත් ජයග්රහණයක මේ රටේ ජනතාවට හිමිකර දීමේ උතුම් කාර්යයට ඔහුගේ ලද දායකත්වය කිසිවෙකුට ලඟු කළ හැකි නොවේ. එතැන් සිට ‘බොහෝ දේ කැපකරමින් ආයාසයෙන් රැක ගත් රටේ නිදහස පණ මෙන් සුරකිමු.‘ අද ඔහුගේ දේශපාලන භාවිතය විය.
‘මවුබිම වෙනුවෙන් අත්හල නොහැක්කක් නොමැත.‘ ඔහුගේ ජීවන තේමාව එයයි.
Wimal Weerawansa is widely regarded as an individual with great patriotism and strong principles. He offered nothing but himself; he offered blood, toil, tears and sweat to achieve one aim, an aim that can be explained in one word: Victory. Victory at all costs — Victory in spite of all terror — Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.
In the eyes of many, there were two approaches to handle the LTTE-Terror menace, either through Negotiations or by Military victory. The majority with the blessings of “foreign countries and donor agencies” backed a “Negotiated” solution and there was a time in history where people were made to believe that “negotiations” was the only solution. Back then it was a crime to talk about a military solution. It is during the dark and sad period, Wimal Weerawansa stood up for a
“military” solution against all odds! He did that, because he envisioned that a military victory over LTTE was possible and that was the correct way to take the county forward.
In the same time, there are extra ordinary people who are born gifted. They have personality that is unique and excel in multitude of disciplines. Wimal Weerawansa (some people write as Vimal Veeravansa) is clearly fallen into that rare category. He is a natural born leader with genuine attraction of common people of the country. He is not mere a politician or political activist, but a man with great visionary and aim. That is why he succeeds in all his social and political endeavors. Wimal Weerawansa is undoubtedly the most eloquent speaker in contemporary politics. His speeches are not only expressive but also extremely logical and realistic. That is why he has become a genuine crowd puller in various political and social movements. He single handedly attracted large number of liberal youth in to the JVP vote bank.
With that defeat, JVP took a U-turn in politics. They suddenly kept aside the ideology of “Ethnic autonomy” (which is part of Marxism). It is not only the ideological principles, but their external public interface was also changed. The reddish posters were gradually transferred to brownish yellow format (the template that Sihala Urumaya had adapted before) and patriotism and liberalism were more evident in their public rallies. Wimal Weerawansa was playing a key role in this transformation. He spent all his talent, sweat and energy for this mammoth endeavor.
In the contrary Wimal Weerawansa was able to map Marxism with our culture and history. He was a confident leader with natural ability to attract people. Wimal Weerawansa truly believed in social liberalism and he was playing an active role in putting JVP back in democratic track. He did not have a long military history and he was already popular in Sri Lanka as a journalist who worked for “Hiru”, “Lakmina” and “Lakdiva” news papers under the name of ‘Wimalasiri Gamlath’. He never became a blind follower, but a constructive and realistic professional politician. Wimal Weerawansa is a skilled organizer, eloquent public speaker, powerful debater, creative writer, a poet and above all a sensitive human being who loved his mother land even more than he loved himself or his party. He unconditionally fights against all the evil forces including western colonial powers, their local agents in the form of petty political parties and INGO’s and separatist terrorists. Wimal Weerawansa was the biggest threat to the empty people only with big ambitions.
The biggest challenge to Weerawansa came from the post colonial agents in the UNP and allied INGO agents. Firstly, they created a fierce camping to tarnish the image of this talented person. Their hired journalists and cartoonists in media played a key role in this initial campaign. Suddenly there was a buzz about Weerawansa’s mobile phone, hair, evn children and wife. They selectively targeted Weerawansa to politically kill the image of him. Then they managed to buy selected characters from within JVP front line to utilize against Wimal Weerawansa. Their obvious selection was none other than Lal Kantha who is the trade union leader of JVP. He had been playing the role of Psiloc in trade union activities and UNP clearly identified that thise extreme character can easily be persuaded for their plan. This agent was craftily utilized to create a split within central committee of JVP.
Now Wimal Weerawansa has been effectively oust from JVP and it is certainly temporary victory for UNP and it’s ever defeating (so called) leader Ranil Wicramasinghe. In the recent past, the UNP’s Ranil fraction had only a couple of seats more than JVP in the parliament and Ranil was at the verge of loosing his ever loved post of leader of opposition. This is a big temporally relief for Ranil Wicramasingha.
However, Wimal Weerawansa is a strong and extra ordinary leader and no one can predict his reaction to current conspiracy. Challenges are gold for true leaders and we may witness big change in political balance in near future.