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A Trembling Gotabaya Appears Before FCID

A pathetic Gotabaya Rajapaksa appeared before the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) on Wednesday and sold down the drain people who worked for him. He pleaded he was clean and not guilty of any offence.

GotabayaThe first part of the questioning, which went on for a total of six hours, was on the procurement of MiG-27 fighter jets for the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF). A nervous Rajapaksa, his hands shivering, said the purchases were done in a proper way. When subjected to deeper questioning he said the person responsible for all those matters was Air Marshal Roshan Gunatileke, who was the Air Force Commander at that time.

Gotabaya said that the former Air Force Commander was responsible “if there were financial irregularities.” He said he was not to be blamed for that. He said people should realize that the war was won because these fighters were there and there should not be any investigations into these matters. In the process Gothabaya forgot that as then functioning Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, he was the Chief Account Officer and was responsible for all financial transactions.

He was also questioned at length on manipulation of shares at Lanka Hospitals Limited, the former Apollo Hospital. There his close friend and front man Dilith Jayaweera had allegedly manipulated shares to go up from Rs 28 to Rs 64. It was thereafter that the shares were sold to an Indian company. Jayaweera had obtained inside information from another director of Lanka Hospitals, Nalaka Godahewa. Both Jayaweera and Godahewa were directors of George Steuarts Securities which were trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange. FCID will now question Godahewa.

When the questioning was over Gota was shivering with nervousness. He called one of his security officers and ordered that his vehicle should be reversed inside the FCID premises so he can avoid the television cameras and media. The men did so and the one time powerful and power hungry Gota, now left helpless and exposed for alleged corrupt activity, left without facing the media. If he is so clean as he claims, why did he not face the questioning and avoid the media asked an onlooker. The onlooker said Gota thinks he is still wielding power and trying to cover up matters. That is why he sought a Supreme Court order.

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Rajapaksas Siphon Off 18 Billion Dollars: Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

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  • 26
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    Luckily Gota was wearing dark trousers when he arrived for interrogation; that is why no one saw the tell-tale signs when he left.

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      The curse of those who got victimized by the brutal actions such as whitevanning boomerang on the Rajapakshe family today. This is what they call Ditta damma wedaneeya Karma. Remember the man counter argued BBC interviewer immediately after war against LTTE was over – as if the bugger was above the law and all should feel that they are the master men who liberated the country from ltte terror. Not even a single voice towards the truths of the ground realities were not allowed. It is the na ture of any high criminal – with xyy chromosomes inborn collection to react this way- latter has been a fact when coparing high criminals roaming in Guantanbe jails today.

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      I remember you were wearing dark trousers 6 years ago.
      Give gratitude to the people who deserve it.
      Grow up dude.

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    Off the Cuff is really off logic. The LTTE never had child soldiers. They are really war orphans who needed means to live. LTTE engaged them for kitchen help and also to deliver food to those in the frontlines. If Off the cuff is asking prosecution of Adele, he must look closer. He should ask the government to arrest Karuna who it is claimed killed 500 policemen who surrendered. By the way did not Ranasinghe Premadasa supplied weapons to LTTE? Did not Mahinda Rajapaksa pay Rs.500 million to Emil Kanthan, an alleged LTTE proxy for a Multi million dollar housing project given to front company of him. Kanthan
    Company formed one month after Rajapakse wins presidency. Cabinet paper put by President while battle for Mawilaru raged. Shareholder directors of company are Emil’s common law wife and her brothers. Money first given to Emil and cabinet paper put as cover later. It turned out those companies were bogus companies not found at the address provided by the companies. One of the companies was not even registered. Not one house was built out of the Multi million dollar housing project. Read more …..http://www.thesundayleader.lk/archive/20070708/spotlight.htm

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      Thanga

      “Off the Cuff is really off logic. The LTTE never had child soldiers. They are really war orphans who needed means to live. LTTE engaged them for kitchen help and also to deliver food to those in the frontlines.”

      It appears you are the Tamil version of the Sinhala/Buddhists Off the Cuff. Are you trying to hide a large pumpkin in a small plate of rice?

      Here is the news item you ignored in favour of your parochial Tamil nationalism: Images of Images for ltte child soldiers in sri lanka

      https://www.google.co.uk/search?q
      =ltte+child+soldiers+in+sri+lanka&espv
      =2&biw=1024&bih=643&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source
      =univ&sa=X&ei=7cdeVY6VNsbR7QatlIGQBw&ved=0CCAQsAQ

      These not Ruphavahini doctored photographs.

      Excerpts:

      UNICEF support for child soldiers

      Since 2002, nearly 7,000 children were recruited as child soldiers in Sri Lanka. At the end of the conflict in May 2009, a total of 594 children aged between 12 and 18 years surrendered to armed forces. At the time UNICEF worked with the Sri Lanka Government to ensure that all of the children were treated as victims and not persecuted. UNICEF also supported the Government to formulate the legal framework for the rehabilitation of child soldiers and worked with the Ministry of Justice and Commissioner General for Rehabilitation to provide education, recreation and vocational training as well as psychological support to help them deal with their past.

      http://www.unicef.org/srilanka/reallives_7924.htm

      85 child recruits released to their families by the Liberation Tigers

      COLOMBO, 11 September 2002 – UNICEF is encouraged by the release of 85 child recruits by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam [LTTE] over the past few weeks.

      A detailed list of the children was handed over to the UNICEF Representative in Sri Lanka, Mr. Ted Chaiban, by Mr. S.P. Thamilchelvan, Head of the LTTE’s Political Wing, at a meeting held in Kilinochchi on 6th September 2002. Mr. Thamilchelvan told UNICEF that the children had been returned directly into the care of their parents and guardians.

      UNICEF staff have interviewed over 20 of the children, confirming that they had indeed been with the LTTE and have now been returned to their families. The agency will continue this process of review and contact all the children on the list and their families.

      UNICEF is currently developing an action plan for the social reintegration of these children, including assistance returning to school, access to vocational training, and other activities.

      UNICEF and the LTTE have also agreed to work out procedures for monitoring and preventing child recruitment in the future, and the continued release of under-age recruits still reported to be with the LTTE.

      UNICEF hopes to see a ‘child-recruit free’ Sri Lanka, and views this latest development as a positive step, and encourages the LTTE to take further steps to fulfill the rights of children as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

      http://www.unicef.org/media/media_19496.html

      Close to 150 child soldiers released by the LTTE

      UNICEF to assist former child soldiers to be reunited with their families

      http://www.unicef.org/media/media_20399.html

      UNICEF urges Tamil Tigers to stop recruiting child soldiers in Sri Lanka

      http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=9533&Cr=child&Cr1=soldiers#.VV7KYtJViko

      It would be wise if you stop defending LTTE atrocities. In fact LTTE signed an agreement with UNICEF to stop forcibly abducting/recruiting/deploying children at the battle front which LTTE never honoured.

      Stop doing an OTC.

    • 5
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      Dear Thanga,

      Re “Off the Cuff is really off logic. The LTTE never had child soldiers.”

      That opening statement of yours exposes who and what you are. I need not say anything else you have done a great job all by yourself.

      I see that Tamil Coward in a Vedda mask is keeping you company. Both of you will make a very good team. I will leave you two to advise each other.

      If interested you can read the comment at the following link

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/a-trembling-gotabaya-appears-before-fcid/comment-page-1/#comment-1835370

      Enjoy yourself both are excellent fools.

      Kind Regards,
      OTC

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      @Thanga, please stop defending the LTTE. It is the same as defending the SL Gov. LTTE recruited child soldiers in the thousands. We Tamils cannot deny that. Merely because your children did not get dragged in by the LTTE, does not mean that you have to defend these LTTE codgers.

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        Are you trying to suggest LTTE and SLG are the same? LTTE is a brutal terrorist org and SLG is a government that is responsible for its people.

        SLG fed people in LTTE area for 30 years when LTTE took away the children.

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          @Sach, why do you write like a fool? LTTE is a creation of successive racist governments of SL. Who gave out the voters list to the thugs in orange garbs in 1983? Who defended the innocent Tamil civilians in 1957/58, 77 and 83 when the marauding Sinhala hoodlums were raping and murdering innocent Tamils in the south while the government forces were standing and watching? Who murdered the 89,000 Sinhala rural youths and their families in 1989? Who orchestrated the burning of the Jaffna library and the entire Jaffna town? Who murdered innocent civilians in the final push in 2009? Whose military pulled out the civilians from the buses and trains en route to Colombo and back? You are a fellow who has never left the safe grounds in Colombo or Hambantota, we are people from Jaffna who had to go to Colombo and run from the country where we are from and we know what we went through as Tamils with your bloody governments. SLG fed the Tamils in LTTE areas? Bloody codger, are you bloody joking? Tamils were slaughtered by the hoodlums in army outfits from the SLA as well as IPKF, various militant groups and Sinhala thugs…………and today they are still standing. Tamils worked for a living and rest were supported by foreign money from family. Are you mad, SLG fed Tamils. Even if they did, it is the duty of any government. You are so racist, your scull is filled with muck.

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    One of the accused in the Jaffna rape and murder case came down all the way from Switzerland.

    Dean of the Faculty of Law in Colombo went all the way to Pudduthiu with a few TNA Parliamentarians to help bring this Swiss dude to Wellala Gardens.

    But the Villagers caught the Dean and kept him under siege for 6 hours until Gota’s Navy Boys had to come and bring him back to Colombo with a Naval Escort.

    Diaspora, TNA , Vellala alliance is clearly in operation here..Right.

    Could they have carried out this dastardly crime and the subsequent Logistical operation under Gota’s watch?…

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    THIS [Edited out] MUST BE [Edited out]

    SLOW DEATH FOR ALL WHO ROBBED THE COUNTRY AND CRIPPLED THE ECONOMY.

    SAME TREATMENT FOR WAR CRIMINALS.

    THE RAJAPAKSAS HAVE COMMITTED ALL THE ABOVE CRIMES AND NOW

    GOD IS SLOWLY PUNISHING THEM. WAIT, WATCH AND ENJOY THEIR SUFFERINGS

    LOT MORE TO COME BEFORE THEY DIE. THEY WILL DIE IN A PRISON CELL.

    STATE FUNERAL FOR THE DICTATOR ha ha ha

    • 1
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      You should not be afraid to give your name in the era of Yahapalanaya. Why hide behind a silly nom de plume? Everyone loves hunman rights activists. That is the new trend.

  • 2
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    Pasel.

    Or will Gota say that he only obliged by giving them a lift in the school white van:How could he be held accountable after dropping them!

  • 9
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    What rubbish is this article ? Who is the onlooker who is claiming such lies ? How is the bogus and illegally set up FCID giving information on its proceedings which is supposed to be confidential let alone stupid interpretation of Gota “trembling” ? He is a man of honour and dignity who saved this country from terror. He did not flinch in the eye of the tiger of the most gruesome sort and termed by FBI as the most ruthless terrorist group in the world. He led the country to safety and those MIGs were bought to save us from terror. Pathetic attempt to tarnish the image of a honest person by Colombo telegraph who has no credible source it can attribute these false allegations to. Shame on Sri Lankans for tolerating this vituperative attack while pro-LTTE sympathizers are using this article to push their separatist and vengeful agenda through comments.

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      How honest he is only known to himself.So his brother MR says he save the country.He says he saved the country.No one else????

    • 5
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      Colombo Telegraph has two reliable sources , one is called Imagi Nation and the other Wishful Thinking .

      Cheers

      Abhaya

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    I am one of the the lawyers who accompanied Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse to the FCID I personally know contains of this article are untrue and baseless specially answering the last para I am the one who advised his security staff but not Mr. Rajapakse not to go for media .

    Palitha Perera

  • 11
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    Trembling seems like a very loaded statement and personal, CT has a reputation to maintain rather than getting personal. CT writer can provide a close video clip to show that he’s trembling – if it’s true.

    But trembling is a human thing just like releasing air from the derrière.

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    Good try Premila. Why should
    Gota have enemies when he has
    friends like you. Everything
    is loaded on terrorists. Answer
    the accusations in the CT report
    and the remarks of readers. Do
    not bullshit around for the sake
    of saving a crooked bribe taker
    and cold blooded killer

    • 12
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      The article does not have accusations but wild speculation with no substance to back its claim. The personal attacks are not worthy of a response. Those who defend SF is equally guilty of betraying the country as SF is clearly on record betrying his troops with false white flag stories. The rest of pro-LTTE diatribe is nothing but bull !

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        how sure are u that white flag case is untrue?

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    What a hilarious article is this. Seems that author is living in a dreamed world. If the article is correct FCID should be brought in to court for revealing confidential investigations.This is totally violating the fundamental rights of a renowned person in the country.

    • 8
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      Fundamental Human Rights? Were you born yesterday? Did Gota respect them? Gota, what a preserver of FHR? He should reap what he had sown!

  • 12
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    I did not like this man at all but this article is ugly. Why do we need to humiliate people? Yes he did wrong, let him face justice but let him retain his dignity. We are a barbaric lot.

    • 8
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      To retain dignity he first had to live a dignified life.

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        And he dod not? In what way? Come on, Patriot. I am a Patriot, too, so please elaborate. You can’t make a profound statement and not back it up. It is unfair by the person you accuse.

    • 0
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      A gentleman has spoken. Well said!

  • 12
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    Gotabhaya never trembles in fear! Only in anger. That is known well by the people. When he never binked an eye to bring down the most ruthless mass murderer – he will not blink an eye at the pathetic attempt by Wickremasinghe regime that sold the country down the drain and privatised state industries. This behaviour is known to all the peolpe except for the colombo elite and those wanna-be colombo elite, and ofcourse those who pay poojaa to “western values”‎ while destroying what is uniquely Sri Lankan!

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      ouch Senuri , your sort of guys still think that you guys can have your way , sorry this MY3 era , Time for cleaning !

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      Yes, I guess mass murdering is uniquely Sri Lankan”.

    • 0
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      No no, he has no control over here. Just listen to that former rude interview given to BBC. Gota is a man from the street – though people thought he is the master mind to have made all plan to elieminate ltters.
      At the time he was in the US while working for a petrol shed or as a computer operator.. people around and sourrouneded by him got well how Gota has been . But all the blatant lies allowed him to do whatever he thorught was right since his brother was the president. Today all these boomerang as if Karma works on them.

      These buggers should be hung by their balls for all the messe and abuse they have done to this nation. Winning war was an issue of the forces – those worked being in Colombo – were just for political decisions only. All these should lET alone be clear to the stupid folks ( 5.8 mio folks that want Rajapakshes to be back in active politics).

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      I am certainly no fan of Gotabhaya but his trembling could be Hodgkinson disease that he is suffering from. Trembling with fear or disease, it is the Karma for all the sins he had committed on innocent people that he cannot escape from.

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    [Edited out]

    @ Tamara, Our internal audit shows that you are using many names, i.e. Senuri, Thamara, Perera.S, Roshen – Please use one – CT

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      CT

      Whenever these people try such stunts ,they should not be allowed on the website again,that is if that is possible.Otherwise more will join.

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        shankar

        How about auditing the names of sach, Taraki, thresa, Jazz, Nuisance, ……………

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          Another IDOTIC wisecrack from a Tamil pretending to be a Vedda!!!

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            Native Vedda hopes his name will imply impartiality. Well tried Goebbels, nobody will fall for that.

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              Taraki

              “Native Vedda hopes his name will imply impartiality.”

              Whoever gave you that idea must be mad. Native has never been impartial never will be.

              Native Vedda is partial to Good Governance, Rule of Law, bottom up development, democracy to all people, dignity, respect for human rights, ……………. all things good in this world.

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        CT,
        You have a job to do too. I see that my moniker is occasionally used by more than person. Kindly put a stop to it. I have made this comment before without any reaction from you.

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    [Edited out]

    @ Perera.S, Our internal audit shows that you are using you many names, i.e. Senuri, Thamara, Perera.S, Roshen – Please use one – CT

  • 2
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    [Edited out]

    @ Rohan – Our internal audit shows that you are using many names, i.e. Senuri, Thamara, Perera.S, Roshen – Please use one – CT

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    “A nervous Rajapaksa, his hands shivering, said the purchases were done in a proper way. When subjected to deeper questioning he said the person responsible for all those matters was Air Marshal Roshan Gunatileke, who was the Air Force Commander at that time”. How the hell author of this article knows Gota was shivering. Was the author there while Gota was questioned. These few sentences would tell us the whole content of the article. Simply this is a fraud, disgusting, unaccepted, unethical article.

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      weera puran appu,

      Could you tell us why did your hero asked his driver to reverse his SUV closer to the door step ? was he smiling before leaving the premises ? these are all pseudo heroes , true colour and the class were on display yesterday by Vasidewa , this fake heroe’s true colours will be revealed soon until then carry on singing hosannas.

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        “Could you tell us why did your hero asked his driver to reverse his SUV closer to the door step ? “
        Simply because this monumental giant, national hero, patriot and greatest man the Sri Lankan army has ever produced in its’ history, who, with the support of the then President, saved the country from the criminal, despotic gang called LTTE when the whole world thought it was an un-winnable war, has no time to waste answering questions from the lowly, stupid, venomous journalists with zero IQ like the one who wrote this article. Let us all patiently wait until the matter resolved in the law courts.

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          Paul ,

          Your monumental giant, national hero, patriot and greatest man the Sri Lankan army has ever produced in its’ history, had all the time in the world to violate the court order by addressing an unruly, racist crowd with a mega phone last time, this shows how this national hero of yours manipulate the law when it suits him, exactly like sneaking out from the country to save his neck when his services most needed, people who can’t think rationally believe he is a hero , at least for us 6.2 Million people he is the number one coward in SL.

          PS: i always wonder why this pseudo hero never bothered to look back at his comrades when he was busy ringing 7-11 cash till at LA , hadn’t he abused his brother’s illegal power capture to run a mock SL people’s lives , hadn’t he spent the entire (10 years ) life in an A/C room surrounded by thousands of commandos to save his neck ? i remember FM Sarath F asking him to remove that comical tie which he was wearing for a change , taking in to the circumstances which he created , there was literally no body to raise any objections let alone questioning him , even within the cabinet , he was given a bloody blank cheque to do what ever he thought was right , those who were brave enough to questioned him had to pay the supreme prize , for us those who put their lives on the line (foot soldiers) are true heroes , FM SF is such a soldier.we are eagerly waiting to witness the return favour which he delivered on SF( dragging on the ground like an animal).

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            Sirilal are you done with your Phd orgasm yet ? . Werent you trembling and peeing under the bed when the bombs went off in Colombo . or were you one of the traitors providing material support to the LTTE .

            Cheers

            Abhaya

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              if you are not born yestreday, even Rajapakshe was there trembling under the bed until 2005. Only collective forces made his hand strenghened making him a man to take decisions in terms of elemination of Ltter terror. Please listen to Dr. Dambare Amila thero. He will learn you all these if you wanne and are ready to listen the realities of the so called PEOPLE s man. Mahinda is the most abusive man – his true colours are still to be shown. This man is a curse this multi ethinic nation. War victory and its credit was grabbed by them as they embezzeled the tsunami funds that were donated by west to the victimized people of the country. At least today, authorities should raise the issue.

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              Abhaya ,

              I’m yet to get a proper answer from you for my challenge which i posted weeks ago , didn’t you say ” it’s not possible to do a P.hD within 1.5 years ” just answer yes or no ? did you cross check with your family friend cum racist Nalin desilva for veracity of my claim ? yes or no !don’t you think guys like you behave as if they know everything ;hence every one else are morons ?didn’t you put your foot in your mouth by declaring such nonsense ?

              as to trembling and peeing , if i had to go through such terrible things as a fellow human being , definitely i would be forgiven as i’m a layman , but to a senior Army officer to tremble and pee before LTTE is not acceptable at all , simply because they were chosen and trained , exactly to face such eventualities , just ask your self , why the hell your pseudo hero sneaked out from the country when his services were most needed ? who can’t perform duties which GotaBaya performed under MR’s dictatorship rule ? for us Gota is the number one coward in SL !
              as to supporting LTTE , yes why not ,as this is the only salvation you clowns have at your disposal ,go for it ! next time don’t forget to ask me the amount !

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                Sirilal pee boy .

                While you had your mattress cleaned by your poor mother Gotabaya got together with his brother and eliminated a gang of Terrorist thugs who were ruining our country . Shameless cowards like you and your alter ego Sapun should have been lined up and shot . period . and if a Ganaya also has to be shot who cares . wearing a robe does not make you not a moron .

                cheers

                Abhaya

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                  Abhaya ,

                  forget all these peeing,pooping childish nonsense for a moment ,can
                  you answer my initial question ? did you phone your lunatic/racist family friend Nalin desilva to check the veracity of my claim ? if not , why ? haven’t i trapped you where you have no answers ? don’t drag this conversation into Gota or LTTE , i will deal with other lunatics on these matters , i just want to stick to your 1.5 year P.hD query with you though! are you man enough to take the challenge my dear Abhaya ?

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    I can see many comments stating that Gota is a robber, Bribery taker and Cold blood killer so on. Has anybody prove he is….All those are just imaginations of various people where not the truth at all. As a neutral person I will accept him as such a horrible character if anyone prove so.

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      mahima

      “All those are just imaginations of various people where not the truth at all.”

      Gota has this itch to hang everyone he saw unfit to live here.

      He wanted to hang Sarath Fonseka. Please check Hard Talk, for his interview with Stephen Sakur.

      BBC HARD talk : Democracy Sri Lankan-Style : June 2010 3 of 3
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5LMco_Zcfg

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    This cannot be called an unbiased article by any means.

    It may be that this War Hero is trembling with rage, like he did on BBC “Hard Talk”. Just look at the facts:

    War Hero Gotabaya questioned by CID

    War – winning president accused of corruption and war crimes

    War- hero General SF , now free, was imprisoned. Also accused of war crimes.

    So all those who had a part in winning the war have been under investigation or in prison.

    Separatists must be laughing.

    Maybe on the other hand he is shaking with fear because his own country has betrayed him.

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      Harassing Gotabhaya who was a civil servant and not a politician will be the biggest error of judgement committed ofby the Yaha..ya team which they will live to regret.

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    “The men did so and the one time powerful and power hungry Gota, now left helpless and exposed for alleged corrupt activity, left without facing the media. If he is so clean as he claims…. “

    This piece of journalistic excellence is far below CT’s usual standard, and is also part of the Rajapakse – haters agenda

    Luckily its bias is so easy to spot.

    Is this how we treat our heroes, who risked their lives for the country?

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    CT is falling into greater depths with reports like this…so was the CT reporter at the FCID questioning, is this third hand information, of course CT wants to keep the pathetic cruisers of this parallel universe of CT readership (including yours truly) happy and feeding them junk.

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    “He pleaded he was clean”

    Clean as a whistle?

    ” He said people should realize that the war was won because these fighters were there and there should not be any investigations into these matters.”

    He is right.We must forget and forgive anyone if they have made a million bucks USD as we won the war with these MIG’s.Even if they had increased the price to 12 million USD and pocketed another 2 million USD,so what,we won the war didn’t we,ungrateful people.Let them even increase the price to 15 million USD and pocket 6million-won the war

    Somebody just reminded me that there was a war hero who was jailed by gota for not following tender procedures,though nothing was wrong with his military purchases and his years of experience won the`war for us.

    I heard that he became hero to zero and hero again riding the swan in te merrygo round.Maybe it is gota’s turn now on the merrygo around hero to zero and then maybe hero again riding the donkey unless the elephant topples on him and crushes him to death.

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    Only Tamil TIger sympathisers and Politically opposed people or those who cannot see the woods for the trees, would support what is being written about Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapakse. He was a twice decorated war veteran – a hero in my books – who was the architect of the war victory over a blood thirsty and gruesome terrorist group. Our people have the memory of a squirrel in winter. Some even alleged that Gota kept a tank full of sharks in his backgarden and fed the abductees of white vans to them. This is the depths our people are stooping to. Anyone who knows anything about sharks would also know that only Bull Sharks and Great Whites have attacked humans and that too in their own environment. Obviously there are lunatics among us who would believe this drivel just as as some would believe that Gota was shaking throughout his grilling by the FCID. Gota is not a person to shake. Shame on those who say that he is capable of chickenery. We were lucky to have had such a man in the background of the war in later years and in the forefrunt of infrastructure development. The man did his duty with love for this country and now we are ready to trample him to the ground. I can’t speak for anyone else but certainly the Sinhalese should REMEMBER our past and where we were and what we went through. Ingatitude is the curse of humans. The Chinese saying – When you harvest the fields, remember who planted the seed. Allegations are not evidence and a man is innocent until proven guilty, so what is going on here? A witch hunt that surpasses even Halloween. It is also called looking up and spitting and making people like David Cameron, Ed Milliband, Callum McRae, Frances Harrison, the LTTE Diaspora and the TNA very happy. Nice work.

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    Very low level journalism…Like a Grade 8 student’s first English essay. Instead of opinions, provide a transcript of the proceedings… That is objective journalism. Let the readers decide for themselves.

    Gotabhaya says he was not involved in any irregularities. It is left to the prosecution to produce evidence to the contrary.

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    An extract from Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksha. Do hope CT editors will give it a chance.

    Q: Mangala Samaraweera has accused the Rajapaksa family of having massive wealth in secret offshore accounts and front companies overseas. As a member of the Rajapaksa family, how rich are you now?

    A: When I took over as the Defence Secretary in 2005, I declared my assets and when I came out from the Ministry in 2015, I had nothing new to declare about those assets.
    I am saying with responsibility that I have not acquired any land, houses and extra money other than what I had, whatever interest I get from my legitimate accounts, my monthly salary and pension. Other than those, I don’t have secret accounts and I have not invested in any companies abroad. If I have a house in the US, anybody can go to the web and have a search. If anyone has doubts, they can do an investigation into my bank accounts. It is very unfair to accuse our family like this and also to put down the former President of this country to this level.

    I have done honest, committed work and with all that I have to undergo all these inquires by these investigation agencies. For what? It is for doing an honest job. Whatever I have done so far, I have done with a good motive and in a transparent manner. I have not earned a single cent through corrupt means. These investigators can see this if they go through my accounts. I have no foreign accounts other than the accounts that belonged to my wife when we were living in the US. We sold our house in the US and deposited the money in her account in the US. Then, we sold my house built in Sri Lanka on a loan obtained from the State Mortgage Bank when I was in the Army. We invested that money in Treasury Bills in 2000 and we have never touched it.

    I don’t have any desire to earn money through corrupt means. I am satisfied with what I have gained up to now. My son became the first in every class in every year throughout his junior high school and high school. He became a valedictorian student, which is given to bright students. He graduated from Duke University, which is among the best five universities. Immediately after his graduation he got a good job at Boeing. He did his Masters at the University of Southern California and graduated on last May. I couldn’t go there as my passport was impounded.

    Though I am suffering and regretting the way this Government is treating us for committing ourselves to the country’s future, I still can stand tall and reject all the accusations as I have done nothing wrong.
    People must understand we come from the village. I studied at Ananda College. From the day I was born my father was a Parliamentarian and we valued the humble village life. It is wrong to say that we are having very luxurious lifestyles. I didn’t use my post as the Secretary of Defence or my relationship as the President’s brother to do illegal things and earn through illegal means. I don’t see any difference in my lifestyle and that of others. I am living like a normal person. I don’t go to night clubs and I didn’t even have time for fun trips. All these allegations are unfair and unfounded. We are not rogues and criminals. We are patriotic and humble villagers.

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      in a nut shell , i’m squeaky clean , i haven’t abused my post , i’ve got some savings and even that money i earned lawfully.

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      What Gota said then in conversation with Fredrica doesn’t quite stack up, he says he didn’t see any difference in his lifestyle but importing dogs and fly them is not something all those live in village can afford to, let alone my son’s wedding at Hotel Hilton. Yes, 2009 was Gota’s War, but, since, people know what he has been doing, threatening journalists with abusive language while being a public officer is not something that can be identified with humble life. I am happy for him to see his son was doing well, but did he do to him as his father, when he reads the articles likes the one below. It is all about… what they power corrupts …absolute power corrupts absolutely. Although telling lies now, He knew he used him position of being a sibling of the President, ask Gunaretne, one of the few who defected MR to support MS before Jan 8. Only escape route available is to play the war hero card and LTTE.

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/they-will-kill-you-you-dirty-fucking-shit-journalist-you-are-pigs-who-eat-shit-gota-threatened-again/

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      Gota: “We are patriotic and humble villagers. “!!

      Here we go.

      For some reason Gota and many other people mixed up “Patriotic” feelings with “racism”.

      Basically Gota is a hardcore racist.

      Otherwise he is a religious Buddhist.

      When he was in power, he wrongly thought that to preserve his race , heritage and religious believes, he should behave like a hardcore racist.

      Other racist MR also have the same line of thoughts.

      So when they got the power, they gave unconditional shield to all other corrupted people to do what ever they wanted to do to win the war.

      So it’s not only for Gota’s personality or MR’s mentality. Tamil or Muslim political leaders would also do the same. All losers are doing race based politics.

      It is Sri Lanka’s core problem.

      Race base politics won’t work in the 21st century.

      MR and Gota should be punished and humiliated as racist poster boys for the sake of good future for Sri lanka!

      We all should try to learn to resolve any political or social issues without judging others based on their race or religion.

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    Rashantha,

    Sorry, what happened in srilanka is not a war. War has to be between countries. What happened in srilanka was an internal freedom struggle named by many countries as terrorists. Those boys and girls were deprived of weapons, food, medicine and butchered like animals and call yourself war heroes – what a pathetic situation. This lunatic hiding behind MR and white van and killed many innocent people and expecting respect – only uneducated frogs in a pond will respect, he deserve respect from jailers.

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      What happened was a community fell behind a ultra racist like GG, Chelva and then LTTE was born. And I really enjoyed when our forces killed your Prabha!

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        @sach, bloody clown. You are back? LTTE was born out of Sinhala racism. Not because of Chelva and GG.

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          LTTE was born because of ultra racism and extreme arrogance of Tamil politicians starting from Arunachalam, Ponnambalam and Chelva.

          These politicans for their own political aims, created a story, manufactured history and instilled communalism in the minds of young tamils. This ultimately gave birth to LTTE.

          Sinhala politics giving birth to LTTE is a hoax, at most they were only a catalyst. Research in history prove it

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        Agree. GG, Chelva encouraged Tamil racism, but the roots are deeper and, dates back to the evil brothers Ramanathan and Arunachalam. The latter was overt in his racism and the older fellow Ramanathan was covert in the way he operate;, acting like a friend of the Sinhalese. They were the pioneers who sowed the seeds of Tamil racism and hatred towards the Sinhalese. VP was created by all of them and hopefully that jouney ended with the fellow lying in that ditch, dead!. Thanks to Rajapakses there is hope for all; MY3 has an easier job than many of his predecessors!

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          journey hasnt ended. Wigneshwarn, Sumanthiran, Sambandan are the new reincarnations of racist tamil politicians.

          Manufacture history, create propaganda, brainwash young people, make promises that cannot be attained, and finally all hell break loose.

          There isnt a single sinhala politician who answer this root cause

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          @Sach and Lal, what a lovely marriage. Match made in heaven. Two racist pricks supporting each other. It is indeed a wonderful show of a lovely union between two racists of my time.

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      Those boys and girls, as you call them, were a marauding bunch of terrorists who held this beautiful island to gun point. Internal freedom struggle? From whom? The Sinhalese? Why? Did we stop the Tmails from Education, employment, worship, entrepreneurship, movement, residence,etc.? The Tamils enjoyed ALL that the rest of the citizens did, from Free Education and Helath to all of the rest. If there were economic difficulties, then they were common to all ethnicities and not only exclusively to the Tamil. A poor farmer, for example, whether he was Tamil, Sinhalese or Muslim, had the same handicaps, the same issues with the government, the same struggle. That does not mean that they should take up arms against an elected government or fight for a separate state by using force against a sovereign state. These boys and girls were taken on a ride by your hero, Prabha and you know it. Your Sun God did NOTHING for the Tamils except blindfold them and take them back to almost the Stone Age. These boys and girls were not butchered – they were killed in combat because that is what they were trained to do when they were sent as fodder. Others were sent as suicide bombers – to cause death and mayhem in the rest of the country. Uneducated frogs are found in ponds, generally. GO and look for them in one near you. Today is the 25th Anniversary of the Kattankudy mosques massacre. What was that done for? For freedom of Tamils? You call that right? Gota is a war hero,from a Sri Lnakan’s point of view. It does not matter that you do not agree. It is a fact.

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        Rashantha,

        “Gota is a war hero,from a Sri Lnakan’s point of view. It does not matter that you do not agree. It is a fact. “

        i’m afraid not ,At least for the 6.2 million people he is not a hero , as a matter of fact he is the number one coward modern SL history , tell us why the hell he fled the country during the peak of LTTE ? why did he kill journalists who were against him ? why did he kill 27 unarmed prisoners at Welikada ? why did he kill 3 innocent bystanders (School boys) at Rathupussallawa ? why did he kill protesters in katunayake and chillaw ? why did he send white vans for those who were having descenting views against his views ? why did he get Duminda silva as his sub ordinate ? why did he send FM SF to prison ? why didn’t he face the court case ? why did he sub let SL government weapons to a third party private company ? why did he cheat on his first major arms procurement (MiG 27) ? why did he give orders to kill white van surrenders ? why did he give orders to kill 11 year old child ? why did he give orders to bomb NFZ ? why did he have hundreds and hundreds of commandos round the clock to secure his sorry ….. ? why did he sack countless number of brave army officers from their right places ? why did he grab UDA ? who is responsible for Matale mass grave ? i mean the list goes on , he is directly responsible for all the crimes which i’ve mentioned , for him there is no way to have a normal life ever again , in Buddhism we say ” Ditta Dhamma kamma vedaneya “

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    This guy abandoned the Army. Ask General Hamilton
    Wanasinghe. One day he told him “I say don’t behave
    like a woman. There is no place for them in the
    Army. You must be bold.”

    He went to Los Angeles and worked as security guard
    and later Manager, Seven Eleven. Then he became
    a computer mechanic at Loyola College.

    He comes to Colombo to work for brother’s elections
    and becomes Defence Secretary. He re writes history
    to say he won the war and not a trained battle hardened
    soldier Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka.

    This puny idiot is suffering from an acute inferiority complex.
    That is why he cannot answer questions. He cheer leaders will
    be in a shock when they get to know more about this bribe taker
    and crook.

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      Is it because Gota behaved like a woman that he was twice decorated for bravery and not by his brother but by two other PResidents i.e. PRemadasa and DBW. The Rana Wikrama Paddakkama and Rana Sura Paddakkama are not given to the man on the street. As much as I am not the Prime Minister of Bhutan, you are no soldier. General FOnseka certianly played a key role in the war effort but don’t forget that it was Gota who brought him there, over and above two others who were senior to him. Gota and SF were in the Army together and fought in the battle for Jaffna and Keyts. General Fonseka was IGNORED by CBK. Puny idiot indeed! You hide behind the name ‘soldier’ so you can insult someone who obviously did more than what you can ever dream of doing for this country. If you were brave, you would insult him under your own name. Come on. Do it and I will take my hat off to you. Until then you are coward and a nonentity.

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        In a public forum like this, where there are posters from various backgrounds and motives, there is no need to reveal the name. The responsible people have already given their details to the forum administration.

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        Rashantha

        “Is it because Gota behaved like a woman that he was twice decorated for bravery and not by his brother but by two other PResidents i.e.PRemadasa and DBW.”

        Where was he when the Hindians violated this island’s airspace? Was he hiding behind his women folks or VP’s bum?

        Did he carry arms to LTTE while he was in the army? In this island you can fix anything,

        “General FOnseka certianly played a key role in the war effort but don’t forget that it was Gota who brought him there, over and above two others who were senior to him.”

        This proves my point. You can fix anything.

        Fonseka has been promoted to the rank of Field Marshal a few weeks ago. Please update your database. In fact VP should have been promoted the rank of Field Marshall who actually won the war for MR.

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    A brave soldier should face the situation bravely. If he had erred, then he must admit without wasting time childishly.

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    Any one who commits an offense will have to face the law.

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    Sach,

    Please don’t be a fool. MR & Gotha cowards have only killed the body of Prabaharan, not his ideology or his ambitions. Fool, what is great about killing one person surrounded by 1000 cowards. His thoughts and philosophy will live for ever. I strongly think you need some one like him from your community to weed your community and clean and create a prosperous srilanka. We all yawning for our old paradise not the present koovam, our resist Sinhala politicians created.

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      The issue is this paradise belongs to Sinhalese. And no we dont need a coward who hid behind women to fight for us

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    Rashantha,

    I strongly think when commenting people have their nick name to reveal their community. Singhalese using Tamil names are very misleading. Tamils wanted to communicate with Singhalese because they two are only involved with the past struggle. Also hiding somewhere and winding Gotha to be brave is not right, you have to be brave first.

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