23 October, 2017

AG To File Action Against Bahu Attacker Under Racial Discrimination

A visibly displeased leader of the Nava Sama Samaja Party Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne, has expressed his dissatisfaction after the Kaduwela Magistrate ordered for the bail of a man, who recently vilified him and called him a traitor who should be killed for selling the country to Tamils and Muslims. The culprit had racially discriminated Karunarathne at a restaurant late last year.

Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne

Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne

Detailing the incident, Karunarathne said that in last November when he was having dinner with two of his friends at a restaurant in Thalawathugoda, a man came up to him and asked if he was Vickramabahu Karunarathne, and when he had acknowledged that he was, then the man started hurling various abuses and racial slurs. “He became furious. He shouted abuse claiming that I am selling the county to Tamils and Muslims, I am a traitor, and hence I should be killed. When he attacked me with his fist, my friends covered me and one of his strikes even hit my friend,” he said.

During the ruckus, Karunarathne had called the Thalangama police to complain, upon hearing him make a complaint, the abuser, along with his wife and two daughters left the premises. Subsequently, he was arrested but later bailed out.

“I informed SP Nugegoda that I am dissatisfied with the ruling of the Kaduwela Magistrate. DIG Wickremesinghe, in charge of Nugegoda division has informed me that a case for racial violence will be filed against the culprit Mirihanage Manoj Buddhika Hemachandra by the AG’s department,” he said.

Hemachandra was released on a cash bail of Rs 200,000 on November 30, 2016 (Case No B4824/ 16). At the time of the incidents, two friends of Karunarathne, Kithsiri Alwis and Nandana Hapu Arachchi, were with him at the restaurant.

The culprit is allegedly an executive working at Orient Finance Corporation Ltd, Colombo 10.

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  • 35
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    What is Orient Finance Corporation Ltd.? Is it employing sinhala – Bawuddha Fundamentalists ? A serious matter that calls for investigation whether this Corporation is recruiting fundamentalist lunatic thugs to attack innocent peace loving citizens of Sri Lanka!

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      Hegemonic activities of previous men are still under way so what cannot be the consequences.
      If not rulers, just being on the snail mode, who else to be made accoutable for not taking BOLD actions against those men not giving any mercy.

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      Most of the time I don’t agree with him, but gotta acknowledge, now that Prabakaran is dead, Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne is one of the very few principled public figures still left in SL – as principled as the human-condition allows.

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    Over to Orient Finance Co to take action against their employee if not Orinet Finance will lose business from all right thinking people

    Who wants to get Finance from a company who shields racists

  • 10
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    Aw, whats wrong Bahu? You don’t like the heat? Despite all your anti-Sinhala rants, you still comfortably live in the South. You think your constant attacks against the Sinhalese would not provoke a reaction?

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      Just seen this AFTER posting my own comment. I always thought that Dr Vivkremabahu was a Sinhalese, who had studied at Ananda College. I don’t think that he has ever attacked the Sinhalese per se. What I have heard is that he has been a convinced Marxist, and has always stood against racism.

      As such he and his associates have been attacked by the LTTE. He has always stood for PEACE. I don’t know much about Marxism myself. Worldwide it appears to be a bit out of favour, but that is neither here nor there as far as this incident is concerned. This Orient Lanka thug must be punished.

      And I don’t like the words of “Counter-Strike” either.

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        Don’t talk rubbish. Vickramabahu was never for peace. He was always pro LTTE. He was one of the biggest LTTE apologists in the south. Even when the LTTE goes on the rampage killing Muslims and even Tamils Vickramabahu is either silent or finds a way to blame the Sinhalese. Even on TV debates he is a very poor sport constantly interrupting the opposition not letting them make their point.

        The great Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne is nothing more than the typical butt-hurt LTTE apologists. LTTE apologists like bahu never ever imagined an LTTE defeat. They still can’t believe it! So now they are looking into other ways to weaken or even destroy the Sinhalese as race.

        Despite all of his insulting, provocative and traitorous comments the Sinhalese in the South allowed him to live comfortably. Even MR the so called dictator did not throw him in a white van.

        What happened to bahu in Thalawathugoda is an isolated incident. If the Sinhalese truly wanted to hurt him they could. But they choose not to and that is the wise thing to do.

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          If the Sinhalese truly wanted to hurt him they could. But they choose not to “

          You have just repeated JR’s 1983 word during Black July. “If the Tamil wants war they can have it”.

          Even MR the so called dictator did not throw him in a white van. If you are thinking threatening Bhahu with white van when UN electric chair comes to Old King, you can sit on that instead him.

          You sound like heavy headed guy.

          What were thinking while you were writing those sentences? You people directly descended from the heaven, not from wild lion?

          Just go to hell man; who wants to hear your Mervyn Silva threat Vocabulary!

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            Go to hell? Even in hell we will be happily kicking the LTTE in to a corner.

            At least during the 1983 riots Sinhalese protected Tamils in the thousands. If it wasn’t for that the death-toll would have been much worse. Now compare that to Tamils! They did absolutely nothing when the LTTE ethnically cleansed the north of Muslim and Sinhalese! Tamils did nothing when the last Sinhalese in Jaffna were burnt alive in 1987. Tamils did nothing when the LTTE butchered so many Muslims and Sinhalese. Only Karuna plus a few others had the spine to defy the LTTE. Tamils did almost nothing to Challenge the LTTE especially when the LTTE broke multiple ceasefire agreements. Not to mention when the LTTE took 300,000 of their own people as human shields what did the Tamil home and aborad do? they blamed it on the GoSL. At least the people in the South have voted for different government including ones in favor of peace like in 1994, 2001.

            If the Sinhalese wanted to be truly racist then they would never allow a single Tamil to live in the South. Most of you Tamils are living in relative comfort in the south. But ironically, especially during the LTTEs time, the Tamils did not tolerate any Sinhalese or Muslims in their so called “Tamil homeland”.

            Now who are the real racists here?

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              Its called CONTEXT! The Tamils were oppressed by both sides (GoSL and the LTTE). They were not in a position to help like the Sinhalese. Tamils were controlled with an iron-fist by the LTTE. One false move and the entire family could be killed by the LTTE. The situation the Tamils were in was far far more desperate than the Sinhalese. So please learn to show little more compassion towards others.

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              Not to mention when the LTTE took 300,000 of their own people as human shields what did the Tamil home and abroad do?

              LTTE didn’t take anybody anywhere. World renowned (notorious) Rapist army used the coordinated from Red Cross to shell the Tamils. The Cowards writing lot in comments but refusing see the UNHRC for all what they did. There are three reports of UN say Rapist army and leaders are war criminals. OILS reports’ first version has the names. UNSG has told Ranil these reports are not going to vanish in thin air. You cheated Soulbury, British government, SJV, Rajiv, IIGEP, UNHRC, Ambassador Robert Blake, UNHRC HC Prince Zeid and American State Secretary John Kerry. But Old King, when he tried that game with China, got that back on the butt. Now Ranil and Ravi are taking the leftovers from Chinese Ambassador. Whet I am waiting for is New King convulsing to make these fraudulent deal with Trumps administration too. He thinks Trump administration another fool to shout in TV interviews and win.

              I have not seen what goes on the TV interviews with Tamil MPs. But I see always what goes in the Parliament. That tells me that I should believe you word to word.

              You did not save Tamils in 1983. You killed, raped and looted. But Leader Prabhakaran saved to from Indian army. America and India destroyed LTTE.

              You are going to be revealed soon in a proper investigation of all what happened. Remember none of the German war criminals are spared, but it took time. Keep watching the ticking clock for your turn of UN Electric Chair.

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          Unfortunately CounterStrike is right about Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne’s poor attitude during TV discussions and debates. I vividly remember this during the 2001 – 2004 ceasefire period. Dr Karunarathne used to constantly interrupt/disrupt the opposing people during TV programs. This was also true with the participating Tamil MPs. They constantly interrupted the Sinhala side. This only pushed the Sinhalese away to a more hard-line stance.

          In my very humble opinion, Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne actually did a great disservice to when highlighting the suffering of the Tamil population and the Tamil cause with his attitude. The Tamils in SL have been extremely unfortunate not to have a Sinhala voice in the south that used compassion, empathy to highlight the actual suffering of the Tamils. More sympathetic voice was needed. A voice that appealed to the more sympathetic side of the Sinhalese. What was needed was to show why the Tamils of the north are so disillusioned with the South. The need of the hour was to highlight the marginalization of Tamils since 1956 and how it affected their day-to-day lives and even more importantly to show the horrors of what they have faced since 1983. Sadly, this was never done effectively, and even under “Yahapalanaya” I don’t see anything substantial done to influence the Sinhalese emotionally/psychologically.

          • 12
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            We like to hear only what we like to believe.
            Panel discussions on TV are aggressive and participants are eager to put their point across.
            VBK appears aggressive to some, but they miss others who are.
            Tamil nationalists will seem aggressive to Sinhala nationalists and vice versa.

            I grant the point made by Thanos that VBK could have presented a more balanced public face. Not that he did not care for the sufferings of the Sinhalese but perhaps since there were others to talk about them he concentrated on the problems of Tamils.
            His strategy could have been better.

            There were other Sinhalese who spoke about the genuine problems of the North & East; but reaching out to the public was not easy.

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            I am against all leftist. But I wrote in support of Bahu. I have not done that for other leftists who support Tamils case.

            There some leftist in CT accepts the Tamils problems. But they all are the LionLEs. But Bahu is a humanLE, like Brian Seneviratne.

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        Dr Karunaratne is Sri Lankan Abraham Lincoln.

        Dr Wickremabahu Karunaratne is a gem we Sri Lankans are incapable of understanding because is at least a century ahead of the ordinary peasant. He was a brilliant student of Engineering and got a first class.

        He is a highly principled gentle-man who could have risen very high in his profession if not for his stand against racism and injustices. While his fellow Marxists opted to join the government for ministerial posts and perks he still stood for what is right and openly vocal about it.

        Abraham Lincoln as president of America outlawed slavery against his own Republican Party and the whole establishment and was shot down by racists. The racists wherever they are will try their best to destroy gems of such high standing. In Sri Lanka political leaders nurtured racism for their familial benefit and the result is ordinary man suffers from economic ruin and devastation caused. On top of it all so called Lord Buddha’s followers carry the burning torch of racism to destroy the whole country.

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          Are kidding me?

          What did bahu do when the LTTE ethnically cleansed the north of Muslim and Sinhalese? Nothing!

          What did bahu do when the LTTE hacked to dealth Muslims and Sinhalese in border villages? Nothing!

          Bahu was always on raod protesting against Sinhala-Buddhists racism but where was he when LTTE attacked some of the holiest Buddhists sites?

          Why was bahu silent when the LTTE broke multiple ceasefires? He in-fact shfted blame to the GoSL

          What did bahu do when the LTTE took 300,000 human shields? He did everything home and abroad to shift the blame on to the GoSL. If the LTTE had not taken all those human-shields the civian death toll would have been much less and the war would have ended sooner. So indirectly bahu is resposible for those deaths. BAHU IS INDEED NOTHING MORE THAN AN LTTE APOLOGIST!

          • 0
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            Could you take your points to the Independent International Investigation? Why are you asking President Trump to repeal the 2015 resolution?

            You may try everything but if UN has to deal with the same problem of other countries, it can not just sit and watch what Lankawe did.

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            Your questions are intended to be apologetic to whatever the military and its boss did. LTTE did get involved in terrorism, yes. What about the military? Innocent people were starved by Gotabaya and bombed and shelled by the airforce.

            Now it’s widely lauded even by government ministers that successive governments cheated Tamils in particular and ethnic minorities in general. If any one of the agreements any previous government that was a party to it honoured it no LTTE would have appeared and hence no any SL citizen had to be killed. It was the governments that nurtured the terrorists.

            It was inexcusable that anyone had to be chased out from anywhere. Even today there are no Tamils left in Tissamaharagama or Ambalantota or other nearby cities they were all chased out and their businesses snatched and properties encroached, but, all that we hear about is Jaffna.

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          Dear CounterStrike,

          We disagreed strongly; now I have read what Thanos, sekara, Plato and Mahesan Niranjan have said, I feel that Bahu, while being admirable, has veered off course on occasion because there were plenty of people to present the Sinhalese cause, but no SINHALESE to understand the problems faced by the Tamils.

          On the other hand, I can’t help feeling that you don’t sufficiently distinguish between the LTTE and Tamils. I see little to suggest that Bahu liked the LTTE or approved of their murderous conduct.

          I think that we muist pay special heed to what Thanos says.

      • 12
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        “As such he and his associates have been attacked by the LTTE.”

        A minor correction:
        The NSSP leader Annamalai in Jaffna was killed by the LTTE in 1989 because he sought to defy the LTTE order to parties not to contest the elections.
        Much later, the LTTE liked VBK because he was perhaps the most outspoken Sinhalese critic of the state on the national question.
        VBK was most appreciative of the generous legal support that Kumar Ponnambalam (who was killed in the time of the CBK regime) gave him when he was harassed by the state.
        Again, VBK patched up even with the JVP who injured him badly in its attempt to kill him in 1988.

        Had VBK kept a little more distance with the LTTE and spent a little more time on issues in the South he would have had a far better audience among Sinhalese.

        He was taken for a ride by the JVP twice: the first time in the early-mid 1990’s, when they hinted at electoral support for him but did not give it; then the second time in 1999 to wreck the New Left Front which showed some promise and therefore posed a threat to the JVP.

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        Racism must be made a criminal offence as in many developed countries.

        Hate speech also must be made a criminal offence.

        As the current president said bond issue scam also must be treated as criminal offence.

        What about money laundering, dishonesty and betrayal of trust?

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    So, the culprit, Hemachandra is a man of some means. Also clear is the fact that both he and the Magistrate are racists but I don’t understand what is meant by saying that they “racially discrminated Dr Karunaratne.”

    Dr Karunaratne is now in his seventies. This Hemachandra ought to be jailed.

    Doesn’t the Magistrate also deserve some punishment?S

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      Let us be clear about the legal position here.
      “Doesn’t the Magistrate also deserve some punishment?”: Is racially motivated attack a non-bailable offence yet?

      There have been instances when worse was committed and the police stood and watched.

      The leaders of Sihala Ravaya and BBS are roaming free. Will Yahapalanaya do anything to punish the arsonists and looters?

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      Will the BASL capable of a comment about this episode.
      Where is President Geoffrey Alagaratnam PC?
      Will he instruct the Seretary of the said association to convene an emergency meeting to decide on a resolution to condemn the Kaduwela Magistrate’s action for bailing out the racist who attacked Dr. Bahu and to let the public know about the conditions of the said bail.
      The fact that the AG has indicated that action will be taken to charge the acccused will not materialise if the magistrate in his enthusiasm had neglected to impound the passport of the attacker when bailing him out.

  • 13
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    The nasty worms are crawling out of the wood work in increasing numbers, lured by the extreme ethnic politics of the JO and a coterie of yellow clad thugs.

    The Yahapalansya government should present the hate crime bill in parliament without further delay and use existing laws to curb this disease, regardless of which community it emanates from.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran.

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      If hate crime bill was passed more than half of TNA and its supporters have to go inside jail. After all when the government practises a minoritarian policy there will always be a reaction.

      Imagine a Tamil doing in TN what Vickramabahu does in SL..he will be attacked with his whole house vandalised.

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      Dr.Rajasingham Narendran:

      Why you are not a silent worm who asked for federal solution when those days LTTE was blowing up every where

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        Because he will be shot by the LTTE. ignorance at its best

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    What a disgrace -executive working at Orient Finance Corporation Ltd, Colombo 10.

    A Corporation that hires excutives of killers -folks do not take any leasing from here -you could be killed.

    So what else to expect from a country which has racist thug attack Gentlemen like Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne in public that too accompanied by his family and employed by a private corporate as an executive, what a laugh- executive my foot.

    What basis does this Thug whose Picture too by right should be published accused Dr. Vickramabahu? Nonsense-case for racial violence will be filed against the culprit Mirihanage Manoj Buddhika Hemachandra by the AG’s department,”
    no action will be taken that is for sure.

    Oric Finance should be ashamed to have such Thugs working for them, can you imagine the situation of any Muslim or Tamils investing in such private establishment?and the treatment of customer services?

    So Sri Lanka’s future can be determined now.disgusting.

    If a private “reputed” financial Institution is employing such thugs and he can get away with such behavior as with death threat on a respectful politician and even if the court can’t do a thing to stop such maniacs, where do ordinary citizens stand?

    This guy needs to be sued, how can the court release a potential murderer on bail?this is very funny- while Politicians are behind bars a Potential murderer who threatens a politician with death openly has been released -this is not racial discrimination this is an open death threat man should be put behind bars permanently.

    I can not understand our judicial system.

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      Orient Finance was former Bartlet Financial Services. Presently it has some eminent men on the Board and in Corporatem Managemnt , Name Hemachandra does not appear any where. The Board has for DG SEC Dr. Jayasuriya
      Mano Tittewela ,Prakash Shaffer Minnete Perera on Board as per Comapny info on the web .
      It also has men and women on Corporate Management who have a name to safeguard.

      HEMACHANDRA must be an ordinary Executive.

      But with an Eminent Board it is their Social Responsibility to evict thugs that bring disrepute . It is for them to act or answer and make thier action public. Who is the major investor . Is it first Capital.

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      Does the Kaduwela magistrate have any investment or hold shares in the Orient Finance Corporation Ltd.?
      Or is he a customer of the said company and has taken any loans.
      It would be desirable if a separate investigation is also made in this angle to see why the Kaduwela magisterate was so happy and lax about not imposing harsher codition of bail for the man involved in the assault of Dr. WBK. considering the fact that the victim was a well known sensible and popular senior politician in his seventies.
      Will the AG’s department address it’s mind on all these aspects if it happens to decide to frame charges against Dr. Bahu’s is a matter of wait and see for us all.

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    Interesting let us sit and watch what The orient Corp is doing and the law

    law law ,when will we ever have it in our beloved lanka?

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    Comrade Bahu had and has been championing the cause of the Minorities for more than four[04] decades.In fact the sole voice of reason from a member of the Majority community.
    He lost his job as a senior lecturer in Engineering Mathematics at Peradeniya in 1978/1979 for agitating against the Executive Presidency.It was only several years later that the others saw the evils of the Executive Presidency!
    A Principled man quite unlike most of the other left leaders.
    The fact that a man of his calibre has been a target for abuse and assault should be condemned by all those who stand for civilised conduct in expressing dissent.
    I hope this man Hemachandra will receive his just desserts,and packed off to jail!

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      “He lost his job as a senior lecturer in Engineering Mathematics at Peradeniya in 1978/1979 for agitating against the Executive Presidency.”

      That is not accurate.
      Any member of the E’Fac academic staff at the time will vouch for what happened:
      He was harassed for allegedly putting up black flags on the occasion of JRJ’s first visit to Kandy as President, and was released after a few months with no charge proven.
      The university interdicted him on the grounds of his ‘misconduct’. But inquiry was unduly delayed because someone higher up was vindictive.
      However, the EFTU spokesperson persuaded the VC to get an inquiry held, which was done fast and he was promptly reinstated with salary arrears paid.

      He was ill advised to resign I fear– certainly not by the university administration.
      He was harassed but not dismissed. He had very good PR with people and would have survived well in the E’fac like several other active leftists on campus.

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        This is a story. Even last year(or 2015) there was a news Yahapalanaya has not paid out his arrears.

        If he was arrested without substantial indication of he did something mistake, he can resign and claim unfair dismissal. There is an interdiction without timely inquiry.

        JR had Vijithamuni to beat up Rajiv and claimed he was mad. (I don’t know if he was mad then, but now, after he started reading horoscopes, Vijithamuni has become seriously dangerous for others by his mental conditions.) Then why can’t somebody elase beat JR at the university and claim they too were mad? Why the university interdicted if has raised a black flag? I don’t see a big deal on that!

        Anyway I don’t see how much of PR Bhahu gained out of it and when became the elected president of Lankawe?

        When was his arrears paid? is there a date for it?

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        I was only narrating what happened, not passing judgment.
        I do not defend the arrest; but believe that VBK was not targetted for arrest. He was arrested on the street, allegedly in the act of putting up a black flag. (Apparently his companion fled and he was left standing.)

        At the time, VBK was not much involved in the national question, while the government was harsh towards all opposition, particularly the SLFP.

        His arrest, however, provided sufficient basis for interdiction (rather unwanted in my view), the argument being bringing disrepute to the university.
        The real injustice was in the delay in conducting the inquiry; and the EFTU took up the matter with the VC.

        PR refers to public relations. VBK was quite charming in his dealings with people all along at university. I do not know any other meaning for PR in standard usage.

        I was not the Bursar at the time so I am sorry that cannot offer concrete proof.
        But I personally know that he was paid; and there was no complaint to the EFTU about non-payment of pay arrears or EPF.

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          You misstated and turning out to be slippery when I ask you a date.

          which was done fast and he was promptly reinstated with salary arrears paid.
          …….
          …….
          I was not the Bursar at the time …..

          Please pick only of your above contradicting statement, not the both, so we can talk on that. What do you mean by “prompt”? JR was there thirty years ago. Yahapalanaya came to power 2 years ago. I read a news end 2015 or start of 2016 that Yahapalanaya still taking time to pay his salary.

          I was only narrating what happened, not passing judgment.

          This is what you wrote:
          He was ill advised to resign I fear (NO JUDGEMENT?)– certainly not by the university administration.
          …….
          …….
          He was harassed but not dismissed.

          I wrote:
          “If he was arrested without substantial indication of he did something mistake, he can resign and claim unfair dismissal. There is an interdiction without timely inquiry.”

          You may understand if there was any kind of harassment in the workplace that is more than enough to resign and claim unfair dismissal. University was run by JR’s acolytes. Additionally there was an interdiction, without a timely inquiry.
          Though you are whitewashing the guilt of University, there is every evidences that the University forced him out by harassment for not paying homage to JR. In the Western court, they won’t be able to deny that. In addition to arrears, Yahapalanaya should pay punitive damages.

          Do you accept in a Western court, Bahu’s lawyer would have forced University administration to step down with all what you have said?
          You did know he could not survive but you wrote his “PR” would have survived him. That is a jealousy usage of PR.

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            I just saw this comment.
            I was an office bearer of the EFTU.
            I spoke to VBK in my capacity as a colleague, and I know that he was paid. (Tangible proof can come in the affirmative by the administration or to the negative from VBK.)
            I can turn back and for your evidence that his arrears were not paid. But that will be daft.
            I am not into speculation.
            The harassment he suffered was the delay in the inquiry; and the EFTU acted to rectify it. People were always kind to him as a person and as a teacher, especially in the Faculty.

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    If the ultra racist Vijithamuni can become a MP, Hemachandra has the green card to become the EP.

    Vijithamuni attached a person who would not pull his arm, when he was fortified by his 100s of his navy colleagues. Hemachandra went out to rumble empty handed while his women folk was left out alone. This guy is more patriotic than Vijithamuni or Old King.

    I don’t know if the Yahapalanaya has paid Bahu’s arrears payment or still hoodwinking with his money. AG should take care of that too; it is long overdue for more than 20 years.

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    I sincerely hope tp see The professionals from the entire Island come together and condemn this ugly behaviour of This excutive.

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      Your sinsere thoughts are beautiful.

      But nothing will change MUCH in the line of Law and order in SL easily.

      Today the situation is better than the days of lanken Mugabe. But not even 40% due changes have been made in the law and order systems. Why… I really dont know..

      Even y day I heard MINISTER OF FINANCE was attacking the authorities.

      Three days ago, I heard some putting the blame on the newly elected govt ministers.

      It is like walking on a curve. Nothing seems to be like TANGIBLE CHANGES being made to the law and order… that is the backborne of for example in European developed countries.

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    The journalist who wrote this article is a dumb and idiot. Bahu deserved what he got. IT was long overdue.

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      Safron saree wearing trannies are dumb, idiot and sex addict

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    Action taken must become a lesson to those who take law into their hands. People at large know to judge the good things that come out of DR.WK’s actions. These type of heroes need to be educated on time.

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    What is wrong with Traitor Bahu..!!

    A true Sinhala man accusing another Sinhala man ( ? ) of selling out the Nation to Tamils and Muslims can’t be racial discrimination, because that is actually what this Yahapalana machinations are all about .

    And it is the main agenda of the UNP half of the Yahapalana Gediya..

    Or is it three quarters?.

    Who is this AG?. UNP or Sira SLFP.

    .

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    This is digraceful since we call SRI LANKA as a country with a so called 2500 year old civilization.In practice though we are unashamedly cruel and brutal.I personally don’t subscribe to part of Dr. Wickrambahu’s political philosophy but will defend to the utmost his inalienable right to articulate them without injury.I am horrified therefore to note Mr Jim Softly’s crude and chilling statement above.Hopefully he not Sri Lankan.If he was one then it is Gota ,Mahinda Rajapaksa or the Rev.Ghandassara writing under a nom de gurre.

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      Jayantha Liyanage

      but will defend to the utmost his inalienable right to articulate them without injury

      As you have rights to defend his views those who are opposed to his views have the rights to oppose him too.

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        Yes ,you have a right to oppose Mr Jim Softly ,but that does not include the right to assault or kill a person with whose views you don’t agree.

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      This has been said and done – just shortly before the elections – and to decieve the grass eaters again and narrating them with billa stories. But the reality as it is, we the buddhist folks in general are blessed by the gentle sorta of kind life styles.
      Since those babarians infiltrated in lanken buddhism focusing their political consolidations – the birth of ” sinhala buddhist slongens” was seen. I never thought the kind of preference in 70ties or in the days of JR in this naive folks dominated country.

      Today if any doctoral student would search to collect in formation on the real issues of the lanken ethinic violences, they woudl also have to focus themselves on the latest riots occured in Aluthgama (3 years ago), who created that there ? None other than Gota led BBS dogs. But these men are still been treated with IMpunity – can you bear the pains ?

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    I am happy that Dr Wickramabahu is a relative of mine from the Kothalawala family, from my mum’s side. I have never met him. I wish him the best of health and that thuggish family should be severely punished.

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    Did you know that race-related incidents carry a heavier penalty than the ordinary ones, in the West, at least in Europe. That is how you eliminate racial discrimination. Pandering to the racists as in this case, will never solve this ugly attitude predominant in our beloved country and the judges making these wild decisions should be questioned for their reasons, which may be hiding even bigger crimes.

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    Hemachandra’s employer Orient Lanka Corporation should get rid of this thug.Otherwise it may be safely assumed that the Company indirectly supports racism and unwarranted physical abuse.Next this mentally ill fellow may go for the Chairman’s neck if he was refused a pay rise.

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    That punk hemachandra must have been after alcohol. Its the only time these clowns can act macho.

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    sivasegaram.

    What is the rationale behind commenting as sivasegaram at times,and sekera at other times? In recent times,you have dropped the SJ pseudonym!

    By the way,when you say that Dr.Bahu was harassed and was later released after a few months does it mean that he was marched off to jail?
    Not very accurate though!

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      When I refer to events to which I was witness, I use my given name.
      Where it is only observations and no personal remarks, I use an alias.

      I used SJ mainly for lighthearted remarks; but when SJ was well known to be Sekara, I dropped it.

      VBK was arrested by the police and held in remand for long.
      Sorry for the slip, and thanks for pointing out.
      While editing my text, I let “harassed” stay where I should have typed “arrested”.

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        “He was ill advised to resign I fear– certainly not by the university administration.
        He was harassed but not dismissed.”

        I am sure if you are fully composed tonight! Did you mean Police arrested and police did not dismiss or you meant Univesity did not dismiss but harassed only?

        Or are you just being slippery?

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    Sylvia Haik- Not in Sri Lanka or its sister nations even with those where the Tamils and Muslims are majorities.(same mentality)

    Instead, you will find quite a number of fellow racists and bigots board the same wagon and even elevate such as heroes.

    It is indeed very sad that most of the time like Saroj put it, Gem of men like Dr.Bahu have wasted their entire life in a nation which has no respect nor gratitude for such intellectuals, had he migrated to a western Country or Malaysia,Brunie or Singapore he would have been appreciated and he and those countries would have benefitted. He is mostly hated today because he’s with Azath sally- whom I respect a lot among the Muslim Politicians, it is because Azath is brave and outspoken and honest that neither the present or past government after using him never gave him or even Dr.Bahu an opportunity, they prefer to give opportunities to dried pumpkins, appoint injustice men as Justice minister, remove charismatic and energetic men from nation’s lifeblood industry of ministeries and replace with home for the age and appoint Education ministries to the incapable leaving out educationist in hand with proven track records.

    I now believe a time will come that this nation may be left to be governed the ills and even the private sectors to be run by thugs murderers and drug peddlers.

    Unless by Miracle and for the sake of the good people still alive and around like a prophet rising by God’s blessings a ruthless but a just leader with an Iron fist rises and run the nation at least for another 40 years at a stretch as a dictator and mercilessly punish wrong does from any race or religion and provide equal opportunities without favour or prejudice and of cause keep the most dangerous drug Religion the opium of the mass jealously apart from the state .may be we may survive and our future generations will turn out as gentleman and ladies fit for the civilised world.

    Democracy and socialism are not viable for this country yet.

    It needs autocracy to deal with racists and bigot who want to ruin the country.

    The President is a good human being but not strong enough to handle thugs- so is Ranil he lacks the ability to pick the right man for the right job.

    I think it would be worth for The President to bring Mervin silva in and hand over the job of taking care of such cases, he was the only one who physically challenged some bigots and racists beside his short comings.

    As for Jimmy boi, K= Kussi A=Ammage Sumana sakalabujan and the like what do you expect- blind will continue to lead the blind

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      LANKA NITIZEN. Thanks. It is human to be fickle but this lot takes the cake. I remember even Mahatma Gandhi attracted the wrath from many Hindus as well.

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    A very candid reply Sivasegaram/sekera/sj.Thanks for the trouble.

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    Has orient finance got the guts to stand up to racism and thuggery or will they ‘shape it all up’ if they dont take action we must never ever get any leasing from Orient Finance or invest in it

    There are of course a few companies in SL who openly support racist idealogy and the IT firm e-marketing eye headed by one Rajitha Dahanayake is one of them just take a look at his posting on social media and see for it (provided of course any of the CT readers are on his list),if his customers who are big names in the globe know about it he is going to lose out on business as overseas entities dont tolerate racism in any form

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    Bahu is lost in the jungle of Marxism and talking nonsense. He attacks religions and believer of Marxism as his religion, which suggests models totally failed. He now is prepared to accept liberal economy and praise the agent mr. Ranil. Bahu is a fool in that sense. He at the movement serving for the capitalist and possible next word war. Don’t think people who imitate and show them as intellectual as wise men since they are again narrow minded and make great damages to the society in long run. He says race not be regarded and in same time talk of rights of minority while asking not to appear on behalf of majority.
    These type of people are useless.

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      Bandula
      Having known VBK from the 1960s, when he was a leftist and I was not, I think that your kind of attack is uncalled for.
      I know him as a very good student and my wife who marked his maths tutorials in 1964-65 was very impressed by his unusual and interesting approach to solving problems.
      He has never attacked any religion, and wrote a very impressive essay on Buddhist dialectics around 10-15 years ago.

      His alignment with RW has done him no good. I think that Siritunga was wiser to keep a distance. But many decisions are forced on people by the course of events. Criticize the decision without resorting to personal attack.

      In fairness to VBK, he is hard hitting in his critiques but does not resort to personal mud slinging.

      He finished his PhD in Cambridge in less than 3 years I think; and he was a very popular teacher of mathematics. (That was one of the reasons why I was most disappointed by his decision to quit Peradeniya).

      Despite all my political differences with him I admire his firm stand on many issues, even when I disagree.

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    Bandala.

    Most probably,you have not interacted with Dr.Bahu. Had you done so you would not call him a fool! He was within the first 3 at the A/L exam in his days on an all island basis.He was awarded a First class honours in Electrical Engineering of the old University of Ceylon.Later he had a Ph.D from Cambridge.Anyway,had he remained at Peradeniya,he would have by now long retired as Prof: But he chose a different path and became a full-time Samasamajist with the associated rough and tumble of such a path. Perhaps,in your assessment he was not wise; But certainly he could not have been a fool with such academic credentials.
    How many people will forsake a comfortable life for a cause.Certainly,I WILL NOT DO SO.That is the difference between him and most if not all others!

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      Hear, hear!

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    AG playing drama again. All judges are doing what the top is telling though AG department. To gain political milage AG department ordering the judge to release him on bail and proposing to file a separate racial discrimination case.

    AG department could have well instructed DIG to appeal the bail release and upgrade the assault to racial violence.

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