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Different Game

Then they relate the present political developments to 2009 where General Sarath Fonseka was fielded as the common opposition candidate. They say the same fate will befall new common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena as well. Fonseka was stripped of his medals and later sent to jail following a judicial verdict. Some may agree with them, seeing how things happened in the aftermath of the 2009 presidential election.

Let us keep the fear mongering aside for a while. Really what are the chances for a repetition of such a scenario? We think it’s different this time. This phrase was coined by famous stock market investor Merrill Lynch. Though he wrote this phrase with a negative connotation -- implying that things won’t be different this time or for that matter any time -- we believe that things could really be different this time, as the fundamentals of the game have changed.

The key difference is that in 2009, General Fonseka took a gamble whereas in 2014 Maithripala took a calc…