Sri Lanka, Aug. 17 -- Noise. That is how one can describe the presidential aspirations of the most talked about candidates in Sri Lanka today. Whether it is UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa or even current President Maithripala Sirisena, the airwaves are blanketed with moves and counter moves from each who are all publicly positioning themselves to be Sri Lanka's next President.

In contrast to this noise, there is almost deafening silence from one potential candidate. He is the candidate who is in reality the best positioned to be elected by 50%+ of the Sri Lankan voters come three months time. While the other Presidential players are making big moves, trumpeting their virtues, and projecting ...