24 June, 2017

Aava Has No Links To Army, LTTE – State Minister Of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene has today declared that the Avaa group has no links to any political party or the LTTE and neither is the group being controlled by the Army.

Ruwan Wijewardene

Ruwan Wijewardene

“Some people are trying to gain political mileage by making various statements. This is biker gang that is intimidating and extorting the people in Jaffna, and they are not connected to any political party or the LTTE, and nor are they controlled by the Army,” he said.

Wijewardena also said that the police have been provided with the relevant information with regard to the gang and they are currently carrying out the necessary action against the gang.

The State Minister’s statement also comes amidst a claim made by a senior Minister in the Government who said that the Aava gang was nurtured by a Brigadier in the Army with the blessings of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne told the weekly cabinet meeting that the gang was created to intimidate the people in the north and also attack the Rajapaksa opponents, activists and media. However, when the journalists had asked for the name of the Brigadier from Senaratne, the minister had refused to divulge the name.

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  • 13
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    So now it’s not manufactured terrorism now!? Are we going to “shape” (cover up) for Rajapaksas now!?

    • 8
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      Same old game of denial , it’s in these crooks books of Lies.
      No one will believe the lies, just because these crooks the Northern Governor and the Co crooks of Rapussas to come out and say that Aava has no connection with the army or police , to put a smoke screen, utter humbug.
      They came out of the sky? In the name of Aava?

      Yes why CT you too covering up the story of the murder of a young guy? Have you too been warned and silenced by the motor mouth waste bin WW??

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        This is an attempted cover up of the truth. Security forces and Police are responsible for lawlessness in the north. They are smuggling and peddling drugs in order to get Tamil youths to get hooked to drugs and make way for their self destruction. This is the same ploy adopted by Israeli security forces in Palestine to get rid of Arabs. It was the security forces who were responsible for grease yakka episode which is similar to Ninja warriors in east Timor put out by Indonesian security forces. This Ava group are the creation of security forces similar to Janjaweed vigilantes in south Sudan deployed by Sudan government to terrorize people. It is better for the government to accept the truth and correct itself if it really wants peace and reconciliation with Tamils.

    • 3
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      Now the Crooks of the establishment says they have caught 6 AAVAS, MUST BE SOME INNOCENT TAMILS WHO ARE ON THEIR NET OF ABUSE BY THE ARMY NAVY AND POLICE,

      EVERYONE KNOWS HOW THEY WORK, NO LTTE , NOW THEIR OWN CREATION CALLED AAVA .
      THEY DONT PUNISH THE REAL CULPRITS , RELEASE THE SMOKE SCREEN AS ALWAYS TO COVER UP THEIR CRIMINALITY , UNTIL THE NEXT UPRISE WHICH THEY RE PRAYING FOR AND FORMING THESE GROUPS .
      THEYRE ARE LET LOOSE TO TERRORISE THE TAMILS.

  • 14
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    Why did Minister Rajitha Senaratne pick the wrong time to reveal this information!? It’s all about timing isn’t it Minister Ruwan Wijewardene!? Why hide it from the nation if this is a manufactured outfit to stir up anti Tamil sentiment and keep these cheap tools of spreading and keeping hatred alive and dividing the people of this nation!?

    Were they used to intimidate Tamils?

    Were they used to fan the flames of hatred and keep them at a boil for some other sinister purpose?

    Tell us, we the people want to know everything these Rajapaksas criminals were upto?

    It is important to expose these so that our true national heroes names are not tarnished at the expense of covering up (Shape) for a few criminals!

    The people need to know the full extent and horror of the Rajapaksas plans for our nation.

    Just like the failed planned military coup that was revealed after the elections.

    People need to know the whole story and how evil this family really was “Shape” covering up things is not healthy and only reinforces the belief in the minds of some that they are saints and saviors of the country while in actuality they were brainwashing the masses and plundering our motherland…

    • 1
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      Their incompetence has little Gota written all over them.

  • 13
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    Ava has no link to LTTE because it’s the BBS terrorists

  • 13
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    How the hell does Wijewardena know for sure that there are “no links to any political party or the LTTE and neither is the group being controlled by the Army”?

    Let’s have some evidence in support his statement instead of the usual bullshit.

    Better still – if the ‘law and order’ folk are to be taken seriously, start capturing these guys and get to the bottom of this malady.

    Reminds me of those Greasy Yakkas!!

    • 10
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      Buster, good point. We want to know who is responsible for the creation of those “Greasy Yakkas” too!?

      Why are all these being swept under the carpet!?

      Major “Game of Shape” (cover up) seems to be going on!!

      This culture of covering up for criminals is hurting and destroying our country…

    • 1
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      Good point Buster. Evidence! whether to confirm or to deny any links let there be evidence!

  • 5
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    Well I am not convinced. It has been a trick of the past and as we all have found out, state institutions are filled with MR related crooks because Sirisena and Ranil couldn’t be bothered to clean them. Interview with Sirisena in Sunday Times today: he admits that the lower level staff working for the bribery committees is not doing their job (read: making sure nothing is found) .. he just seems to accept it as if this is something that we just have to accept?

  • 6
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    Hello CT… This is totally irrelevant, but waiting to hear more about the murder at Wimal Buruwansas residence… Have you’ll been threatened to keep shut too???

  • 4
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    State minister of defence totally impotent. what rajitha said was true. A game of shape taking under the auspices of MS

  • 3
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    Aava is being operated by Army. Army is being operated by Yahapalanaya. New King, Ranil, every minister and MP have full knowledge of who are the army official are assigned these job. These can not be investigated as New King will fire those who try to investigate it in the army. So there is no meaning Tamils expecting any relief from this Aava by the ordinary implementation officials.

    He doesn’t feels shame to deny that is being operated by the current regime because he knows they need the foundation of Aava. He has come forward to protect army from the current political storm that sweeping so he is letting down Aava. Now they are using Aava to shoot and arrest Tamils with PTA. But it has long term goals. There is no way, other than telling shameless lies, these take any action to protect Tamils from Aava. The 150,000 men strong army and the additional police who has power to shoot to kill anytime without restriction and wiped a movement believed by America as invincible, is not able find where the Aava is coming from?

    The original idea to the foundation of Aava is Ranil’s. He is the one created Paramilitary Karuna faction in the East and Deva Faction in the North. Aava is only a small bud of these Paramilitaries now defunct. Those are the reasons he refused to sign ICC. He is selling Colombo and Hambantota to China without questioning sovereignty but not ready to sign ICC.

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      Malla,

      I stopped reading what you write some days ago but accidentally read this:

      “The 150,000 men strong army”

      I am happy to correct you and the others of your outfit who present even higher numbers. CM Wigneswaran has told the New Indian Express that there are 100,000 troops in the province.

      “In his estimation, 100,000 troops are still stationed in his province.”

      https://www.veooz.com/news/iLqf7Hl.html

  • 4
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    Dear all,

    “State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene has today declared that the Avaa group has no links to any political party or the LTTE and neither is the group being controlled by the Army.”

    I don’t know about Aava, Baava or any other gangs with names like that in Jaffna. I do know that there are groups of young men in the villages and I do know that many of them are up to no good. Some are using and selling ganja. Others just hang around drinking.

    Many of these young thugs are linked to local level Tamil politicians who have village level organizers. The young men who enforce hartals are not “imported” to do the job on very short notice. They are here on stand by and follow orders. Some of these groups exist as community groups, sports clubs etc and receive funds from local authorities and politicians. Nothing new about this actually.

    It is possible that something called Aava was created by outsiders but our local politicians have their own thugs.

    I assume that the situation is the same in other parts of the country.

  • 3
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    Reading between the lines
    ” State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene has today declared that the Avaa group has no links to any political party or the LTTE and neither is the group being controlled by the Army.”

    How about the involvement of Police and the Governor RC ?
    Without knowing about at least the last 150 years of history of the schools, education systems and social mobility of the communities in the NE , Reginald Cooray was giving his own spin recently or misleading the government by talking about social mobility, cast system, land ownership etc in the NE.

    Christian Schools that were started in the 1800s admitted all casts. Subsequently Hindu Schools started by philanthropists and Hindu Board Schools also gave admissions to students from all the casts. The practise of discrimination at the places of worshios was there up to the early 1960s. Subsequently it too waned to almost zero.

    Free education after 1944 also contributed to social mobility. But 1956 Sinhala only had a negative impact on the social mobility.
    The uprising against the state by the Sinhalese youths in 1971 and 1988 and by the Tamil youths in the mid 1960s were due to state government’s inability to make economic progress and thus denying social mobility to most of these young Srilankan’s be they Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims & others.

    Reginald Cooray must rise above politics and stop stirring up things in the NE and learn lessons from the behaviour of Cyril Matthews under JR.

  • 1
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    IF THE GRUOP HAS NO LINKS THE MILITARY ( OR FORMER GOVERNMENT) WHY IS THAT THEY WERE NOT ARRESTED ALL THESE YEARS. ONLY NOW BECAUSE OF PUBLIC UNREST THE POLICE HAVE JUST MANAGED TO ARREST THEM. INTERESTING STORY.

  • 0
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    This is getting complicated..

    It is the Yahapalana Senior Minister Alsation Rajitha who accused the Army of running the AVA with the Muslim Military Intelligence Commander.

    It is none other than the Yahapalana President who sacked the Military Intelligence chief.

    Now Yahapalana PM’s own nephew comes out with this .

    Is the nephew trying to get the SL Army in to Batalanada Camp to share it with the British LTTE..

    No wonder the Uncle said it is just “Ava Guya” while wearing his Joker Hat in Yahapalana Parliament..

    • 4
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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

      Where are those JVP members who joined the Armed Forces during and after their second failed terrorism?

      By now they would have been promoted to senior officer ranks had they stayed on. This was one of the cunning plans devised by Somawansa while he was (in exile) exercising his right to remain in his mother country India.

      Are they still loyal to JVP/AKD?

      Had they all switched/pledged allegiance to Gota?

      Pottu’s boys were later known as Gota’s boys.

      • 0
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        Ahhh Native V

        Its wikipediaish amateur.. Who early claimed the group belonged to the Army or controlled by the Army, So one sees the statement made by the minister is now deflected by going off the reservation (topic) by more conspiracy theories. Still what do you expect when one educated oneself on a diet of wikipedia.

        Facts are thrown and conspiracy given justice. Amateur analyst

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          malik

          Please go away and find out the truth.

          You seem to be the newly recruited Gota’s b***s carrier.

        • 2
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          malik

          “Facts are thrown and conspiracy given justice. Amateur analyst”

          Please read the excerpt below:

          Sri Lanka police arrests soldier over Jaffna terror:

          ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s police have arrested a member of the security forces while investigating the so called “Aava Group” accused of terrorising people in the Jaffna peninsula and destabilising the region.

          The suspect, arrested along with five others, is reported to be from a military unit. The military denied the arrest, but police sources said their information was that one of the suspects in custody was reportedly in active service.

          …..

          ….

          ….

          economynext.com

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    KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

    Where are those JVP members who joined the Armed Forces during and after their second failed terrorism?

    By now they would have been promoted to senior officer ranks had they stayed on. This was one of the cunning plans devised by Somawansa while he was (in exile) exercising his right to remain in his mother country India.

    Are they still loyal to JVP/AKD?

    Had they all switched/pledged allegiance to Gota?

    Pottu’s boys were later known as Gota’s boys.

  • 4
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    Isn’t this the same brave army which vanquished the dreaded LTTE in 2009? Isn’t that what the GOSL told the whole world? Then why is that the same battle hardened brave soldiers of the south, cannot contain a bunch of hoodlums with swords? Ummmm…………..I wonder why!!!!!!!!!

  • 0
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    These are Tamil thugs who get money from abroad to engage in drugs and alcohol. Don’t blame the government. Rajitha Senaratnum is an arsehole fool and a corrupt minister who runs his mouth off and lies all the time. He’s a liar like some other drunken former presidents liar liar liar.

  • 0
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    It looks like feeling are hurt for many after Ruwan virtually cleared Gotha and made Rajitha a lier. Some even wants Ruwan to show evidence to support his claim as the State Minister of Defense. Maybe secretly Rajitha, the Minister of Health provided evidence to those who is asking for proof from Ruwan. Stupidity has no end.

  • 0
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    “Wijewardena also said that the police have been provided with the relevant information with regard to the gang”

    Strange. I thought these things happen the other way about. I thought it is the police who should have provided Wijewardena with the relevant information. So who is the investigator of the Aava tribe – Wijewardena or the police?

    Strange.

  • 0
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    Eight persons are reported to have been arrested in the north, in “abduction style” by the military regime, under the PTA, and relatives who objected have been assaulted.
    No cause for the arrests has been given to relatives.

    The abductors dare not do this in the south.
    Thus, a “reign of terror” has again begun.

  • 0
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    this man should resign if it is proved that army is involved.Already a army intelligence guy has been arrested.Sirisena has no faith in this guy at all.

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