August 7, 2008
War will go on, but it won’t provide the solution
Internationally acclaimed astrologer who made spectacular political predictions says
the planetary change that took place last week will be in existence till September 12, 2009 and this period is going to be very crucial, an internationally acclaimed astrologer told Daily Mirror.
“The war in this country will go on since President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government is adamant to crush the Tigers militarily, but I must say that a military move is not going to solve this long-standing problem. Some day this problem will be solved only through negotiations and eventually through the devolution of power,” Galle-based Desha Shakthi award-winning astrologer S.T. S. Sumanadasa Abeygunawardana said.
Sumanadasa Abeygunawardana who had clinched so many awards and titles for his works has made accurate predictions, especially with regard to our political scenario and that has made him one of the most sought after professional astrologers not only in Sri Lanka but also in other countries.“An astrologer who makes political predictions is never going to be a popular figure. He will always be looked down by the losers, but I am glad to have cultivated a very good rapport with frontliners in all political parties.
It’s not easy to maintain such a relationship unless you are extremely impartial. Being a man from the South I have been associated with President Mahinda Rajapaksa for quite a long period. While many people had different views about the last Presidential election, I was sure that President Rajapaksa would emerge victorious and so I made the prediction.
Though there are some people in our profession who hesitate to make the right predictions largely due to pressure, I have never stooped to such levels and probably that’s why people from all walks of life, belonging to all colours come to me with a sense of confidence,” he said.
“You can never buy me. That’s for sure. When former President Chandrika Kumaratunga was in England in the early nineties, I predicted that she would soon become one of our powerful leaders. At the time of announcing the prediction there was no move at all by Ms. Kumaratunga to even contest the election. But that happened.
Though some people try to label me as a man closer to President Rajapaksa, it was I who first made the prediction that UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe would form a government in December 2001. When the whole country was confused as to who would be SLFP’s candidate for the last presidential election, I made it clear that it was going to be Mr. Rajapaksa.
I made all these political predictions on all elections through the country’s well-known astrological weeklies especially Ira Handa and Sampatha. I don’t only cater to politicians. There are top celebrities who come to me and even those living in other countries make social trips to Sri Lanka to obtain my services.
“As I said earlier President Rajapaksa will use his best to crush the Tigers but at the same time it will have a telling on the masses due to the rising defence budget. There will be little natural disasters like the tsunami in the country within the next few years, but the battlefront is going to be tough. The ultimate solution would someday emerge as a result of talks and devolution of power,” says the man whose prediction had never gone wrong in the past 12 years.
Sumanadsa Abeygunawardana is the only Sri Lankan astrologer to make a joint prediction on the Indian political situation in 1996.
“I predicted that the Congress party would lose and that the BJP would gain power. I told that A.B. Vajpayee would become Prime Minister but he would not last in the position for more than 14 days. Mr vajpayee reigned on the 13th day after he became Prime Minister. My stories were splashed in Indian newspapers too. I consider the recent award for excellence I received from India as a very prestigious one. I am extremely careful in my calculations and interpretations and that is the story behind my success. Today even the West believes in astrology and horoscopes. Even the British Royal family gives prominence to astrology.
“My father D.S. Abeygunawardana was the head of the Morawak Korale Gam Sabhawa and he closely associated with political leaders like the late Dudley Senanayake, Sir John Kothelawela and J.R. Jayawardene. I have two daughters.
The eldest studies astrology and is due to follow an intensive course in India. My younger daughter is also leaving abroad for higher studies. I always believe that whatever gift we possess to serve the people is a blessing and we should never exploit it,” concluded Mr. Abeygunawardana.
Contact details of Sumanadasa Abeygunawardana –
No. 6, Kachchiwatte Road, Magalle, Galle
Phone: 09122 24044