19 September, 2019

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Ahimsa Objects Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Motion To Stay Legal Action Over Her Father’s Killing

Ahimsa Wickrematunge, daughter of Slain Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge filed a memorandum in the US District Court of California objecting to Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s motion to stay the case on the basis that it would inter alia “distract him from the campaign”.

Lasantha

Ahimsa in her memorandum states that the “court should deny Defendant’s speculative motion to stay the case” on the basis of potential harm to Plaintiff militates against a stay, Defendant cannot meet his burden to establish a “clear case of hardship or inequity” justifying a stay and that the “orderly course of justice” weighs against a stay.

“Defendant’s contention that plaintiff “waited a decade to sue” and thus “cannot plausibly argue” that a stay would cause her harm purposefully ignores the reasons that Plaintiff did not -and could not- file a complaint sooner, including the risk of reprisal in Sri Lanka for Plaintiff, witnesses and lawyers the political influence and targeted obstructions by Defendants and his family; and the lack of equivalent causes of action under Sri Lankan law. As previously pleaded Plaintiff could not receive a “fair or even a safe trial” in Sri Lanka,” Ahimsa’s memorandum stated.

Former Defence Secretary and Sri Lanka Podujana Permuna (SLPP) Presidential hopeful pleaded before the court that the lawsuit has created a media circus is the country.

“In the intensity of an election campaign, every action by the court or the parties, in this case, will be disseminated, amplified, and potentially distorted in ways that are beyond this court’s control. This court could find itself a major factor in a foreign election, potentially even influencing its outcome.” his motion claimed.

Lawyers further stated in the motion that Rajapaksa is likely to win the election and if so he will be immune from further legal action.

His claim of winning the election was backed by an affidavit provided by a journalist and a political commentator, Malinda Seneviratne stating that “under these circumstances, based on my knowledge and experiences as a professional journalist and a political commentator in Sri Lanka, Mr Rajapaksa is currently the candidate most likely to win the presidency in the December 2019 election.

Speaking to Colombo Telegraph Seneviratne stood by his claim stating “I was asked if I can give an affidavit re article I wrote affirming points I made. I stand by what I write unless proven otherwise. So, I agreed. I would do that in any forum anywhere. I have also written about Ms Sooka and nothing very complimentary either. Furthermore, affidavit length is dependent on what the particular individual wishes to affirm.”

Rajapaksa is currently indicted for misuse of public property in the D A Rajapaksa case filed in the Special High Court at Bar, where rupees 33.9 million was misused to build a museum in his parent’s name. He has clearly tried delaying the process by filing appeals and revision applications in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and has stalled the process over a few months.

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  • 51
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    Rajapaksa,s version sounds like you can commit murders in Lankawe, and then become president to get immunity. Are they trying to tell the world the purpose of GR standing for election is to protect him self. Probably that is what Trump mentioned “I can shoot someone in daylight, in the middle of fifth avenue and still can get away “. I think, Trump was just outright arrogant and was not serious about committing one. Where as GR actually did it and now wants to become the President of Sri Lanka. Should we cry or laugh ????

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      Don’t let the Goat get away from this case… US Courts don’t accept the hospital refuge nonsense that happens in Sri Lanka to dodge court cases… be hard on this Rajapaksa Criminal put out an arrest warrant if he is a no show at the court hearing..

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        … Under these circumstances, based on my knowledge and experience as a professional killer and a political operator, Mr. Malinda Seneviratne is the journalist ready, willing and able to kiss my ass – disregarding all professional ethics – in order to market me in the 2019 presidential campaign.

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        US citizen Gotabya is following the pattern set by his ‘Homeland” whose CIA has a 500 page report on his war crimes and is sitting on it! Gota, on the behest of his US handlers asset stripped the Sri Lanka Navy to set up Avant Guarde which is a global arms and surveillance franchize, like the Islamic State terror franchize that the US and Saudi own and operate.
        US citizen Gota has got the backing of the biggest rogue state in the world, that talks non-sense about Human Rights and Peace while promoting Islamic Terrorism and the IS narrative with its Saudi Partner to destablize countries and sell weapons.
        Right now the suicide bombings in Kabul as the US fake peace talks are ongoing is like the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, staged to keep US military bases and boots on the ground in Afghanistan. Ahimsa’s is a good attempt to seek justice, but she should also know that justice and truth is no where on the US agenda in Sri Lanka!

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        Even if Patient’s data protection laws would protect the data keeping away from public, but high criminals and their records can be exposed to the nation if things would turn out to be suspicious.
        The very same is applied to Gotabaya’s then Condom support, Duminda SIlva Aka Kudu Dhumiya got convicted for Bharatha Laxaman s murder and serveral other high crimes.
        If people of this country would not consider all these high harms done being humanity, then, I have no words to express how our folks would end up in next days.

    • 26
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      Chiv, you finally get it Gota is running for President and the election will be thrown to let him win to protect him… a sitting president is immune from prosecution that that game was obvious to all!!!

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        Asking to stay legal action until he gets immunity from prosecution is a glaring ADMISSION OF GUILT by Gotler. What a moral coward ! This, if nothing else, should convince Sri Lankan voters that he’s not fit to be the President of the country. And what type of journalist would assist such a scoundrel in his bid for power? Malignant Seneviratne’s defence rings hollow. Yes, he can stand by what he wrote. He should. But that doesn’t mean he has to provide an affidavit. If Gota wants he can use Malignant’s article to support his specious arguments. By stooping so low as to provide an affidavit and be part of Gota’s machinations, Malinda only proves he has an axe to grind. He should stop being disingenuous if he wants people to take him seriously any longer.

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      Harvad educated Malinda Seneviratne has been abused by Rajapakshe for their own propaganda. If anyone with a bird brain would archive the articles during recent past, how many this guy Malinda S has published in favour of Rajakshes.
      Earlier the guy himself wanted to contest for the election.
      But for some reasons, may well be, him being promised a lot by Rajakashes if they would have won the election.
      However, with all respect to all not being partial to anyone, people in this country, specially the silent majority would never want a candidate with numerous court investigations for high crimes to become their leader.
      If his brother with all the chances was defeated by a mandate of 6.2 mio in the country., today, his brother would have not the least chance to win.
      However, in order to bury the high criminal court cases, Rajakshes have been making every effort to come back to power and save their men.
      Those who are close them are all cirminals but they are made to see as saints today thanks to some PVT Rupaavhini channels such as Derana TV and Hiru TV.
      pEOPLE are not that stupidier as appeared to be.

  • 5
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    Take the Hansard and show what Ranil Wickramasinghe told in the Parliament.

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      Eagle B L I N D eye – Are you still sniffing the loincloth of the RajaFucksha’s?

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        Mike, Eagle Eye is an another ballige putha, would never change his nature. Now being an octagenarian, bugger comes either with Wellala caste or the derogotory terms being put to Lanken Tamils and Muslims (Demala and Thambiya). How can the kind of men ever become exemplary ? These men should have been nurtured to destroy thi snation. I hate to see it promoting today than no times in the past.
        Were Rajapkshe BPs part of that SUNDY easter killings, or any other natural disasters, things would surely have been better for this nation. Dont you think so. Greetings from Autumn dawn Germany for this day !

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    Remember the Godhra rain burning in 2002? At that time Modi, a regional politician, was CM Gujarat. US considered him an outcast but today a Modi visit will be an important date in the US Government calender. .
    So Ahimsa, all depends on how much of GR’s soul has been sold. MR is worried too.

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    why is she objecting.How can he concentrate on the campaign just because he has killed someone.

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      shankar

      “How can he concentrate on the campaign just because he has killed someone.”

      You should aim your above question at David Blacker who can give you a frank answer.

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        Native Vedda,
        Where is the “army deserter turned ‘defence analyst'” now?
        What is his new “name”?

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          justice

          shankar was/is very fond of the man who loves and justifies shoot to kill policies of the previous fascist regime.

          He is missing since 2013.

  • 27
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    Dear Ms. Ahimsa Wickramatunga,

    Pleae keep filing counter motions.

    Please file an additional memorandum in the US District Court of California objecting to Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s motion to stay the case on the basis that it would inter alia “distract him from the campaign”.

    The additional motions should refer to Adolph Hitler, and had the German Courts shown their fiduciary judicial duty, the catastrophe that had befallen the German people and the rest of the world would have been prevented and mitigated.

    Do not let Gotabaya Nandasena Rajapaksa to subvert the US Court system. Tell that to the court.

    Also inform the court that they should not be a part to future killings and massacres in Sri Lanka.. Let the rule of law and justice prevail in the USA.

    How did Hitler manage to subvert the court system in Nazi Germany?

    https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/5rhame/how_did_hitler_manage_to_subvert_the_court_system/

    One of the rules developed by the Nazi Party’s restructuring around Hitler following the 1923 Munich Beer Hall Putsch was the “Fuhrerprinzip” – “His word is above all written law.”

    Unquestioning obediance in superiors was thought to produce an organisation of power, order and prosperity. That prosperity would be shared with subordinates for the said obediance (or that was at least the carrot on offer).

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    This is one of the so many sad stories. How many voiceless victims among us who have lost their loved ones due to the oppression of the State? At least this young lady has means and connections to bring this forward. Hope some justice will come out soon. If not, will have to wait patiently until the universal law of nature takes care of the matter.

  • 27
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    The violence of Gota is being challenged by nonviolent ‘Ahimsa’. Why is Gota worried?

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    What type of an argument is to say “…..will be immune from further legal action on likely to be winning the election”. I thought only in Sri Lanka there are “Astrologers” like Sumanadasa in Galle and “Amma” in Anuradhapura, just to name a few of the “Royal Types”. Now, we sit in par with or above par with that of “Eminent Lawyers” in USA. who argue on “Likelihood”. Now our “Lawyers” will also hang on to this “Argument” and plead on behalf of “GOTA” in all the cases that are pending in Sri Lanka courts, and ask those cases be set aside, because there is a “Likelihood” of “Winning” and that would result in giving him (GOTA) “IMMUNITY”. Is this the MAIN REASON for “GOTA” to be nominated by his own brother MR, even without following a “Democratic” way of deciding on a candidate, by a registered political party? If so the cat is out of the bag and thank you “Lawyer” of GOTA in USA confirming that to us; that we were well aware of even before your above pleading. It is also “Hilarious” to know that Milinda Seneviratne – a “Journalist” has give an “Affidavit” on behalf of at least 15 million voters in Sri Lanka assuring the “winning” of Gota and the Lawyers to “RELY” on it and tell the Courts in US to consider “Immunity” factor. This could be another “GRAND PLAN”. If US courts agree with the pleading of “Immunity” and grant the request of Gota, our legal Luminaries in Sri Lanka will “QUOTE” the ruling in Sri Lanka courts. These are “GRAND SCHEMES” well hatched and executed. The “Big Boss” (Mafia) of SLPP is well informed and aware of the dangers ahead and that could be the reason for him to tell “Gota” : “The times ahead and problems are too many and not easy”. Await the DRAMA that would unfold in the coming weeks and months.

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    Is US judiciary better than Sri lankan Judiciary. Lawyers are hawks in both countries. After so much money spending, Judiciary decision may be pre written long ago. So, in that sense, this article is not valid. I can not write here what Ahimsa says.

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      JD…………….you are a laughing stock of this century. You said that you cannot write in this thread and you wrote anyway……………bloody circus clown.

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    What this implies is that Gota is still a US citizen. Otherwise Gota is under no obligation to answer to an American court.
    I think Rajapaksa bastards are the biggest hypocrites and scum in this world.
    They kill, they steal, they lie, they cheat, they deceive, they want immunity, they are racist pigs, they mislead sinhala buddhist and exploit our loyalty.
    Anyone who feels that Gota should not answer to his crimes is also a bastard like gota or mara.

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      Exactly. So, he was lying when he said that his American citizenship had already been cancelled. So, we are definitely against having as President a man who lies all the time.
      .
      That Gota may well get elected as a result of rousing xenophobia against all minority groups and foreigners is correct. Is it anti-democratic for us who spend some time every day ferreting out the truth to use all the means available to us to prevent a man whom we know to be a mass murderer being foisted on the country? This article, and the comments on it, explain the reason for Ranil dragging it on for so long. I know that what I am here saying doesn’t amount to “forensic rebuttal” of EE’s argument, but we have now got to the stage where we have thought these things through. We’ve argued and examined so much that has been written.
      .
      Ranil has indeed worked out his deal with the Rajapaksas.

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        pLEASE get the facts about his recent hospitalizatin in Singapore. I dont think the buggger underwent to a heart OP.
        We just need to educate people Mr SM. So long the lies would become main source of information of the society, the perceptions in favour of them would govern the society. Today even if a hearsay would add to the air, that end up and headline news of Lakbima or any other ballige putha’s media Institution.
        The media mafia is much greater than the Drug mafia whose kin pin is still today sitting with former Mafia Boss Mahinda Rajaakshes.

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        Dear Sinhala man
        One day will you write a few words on Jaffna library, 83′ Black July and 89′ Bheesanaya. It would be interesting to see your arguments to save UNP and the relative weightage you attribute to Rajapaksa crimes.

        Soma

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          somass

          “One day will you write a few words on Jaffna library, 83′ Black July and 89′ Bheesanaya. “

          Many writers have written on both organised crimes.

          The Origins and Institutionalization of Political Violence.” In Sri Lanka
          In
          Change and Crisis

          edited by James Manor.
          London: Croom Helm Ltd.

          Go read the article then see what you can add to it from your own first hand experience of helping your local saffron clad thug.

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            Thanks. Will that help me to understand why Tamils are such staunch supporters and JVP the guardian angels of UNP today. And Richard de Zoysa is not as sigficant as Lasantha Wickramatunga?

            Soma

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              somass

              “And Richard de Zoysa is not as sigficant as Lasantha Wickramatunga?”

              I envy your selective memory.

              You don’t seem to remember quite a lot of other journalists who lost their life while on duty for example:

              Aiyathurai Nadesan
              Anura Priyantha
              Bala Nadarajah Iyer
              Dharmeratnam Sivaram (Taraki)
              Indika Pathinivasan
              Isaivizhi Chempiyan
              Lanka Jayasundara
              Mylvaganam Nimalarajan
              Paranirupasingham Devakumar
              Puniyamoorthy Sathiyamoorthy
              Rashmi Mohamed
              Relangi Selvarajah
              Selvarajah Rajeewarnam
              Shoba
              Subash Chandraboas
              Subramaniyam Sugitharajah
              Suresh Linbiyo
              T. Tharmalingam

              Come on try and grow up.

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        My Dear Sinhala Man,
        .
        if anyone of Rajapakshe family would have been killed or abducted, how would they have been making the opinion in the society today ?.
        .
        I now dont beleive in God, since not even single person faced any trategic situations, even if Rajapakshes, Father, Mother and Sons and their relatives are highly alleged to have perpetrated of high level of crimes ?
        :
        Politicians in general twist the mind set of people, be them in Europe or Asia is the same, but to the exaggerating levels Rajapakhes are upto, I don tthink even some tribal leaders today would do.
        Just imagine, seeing the same eyes of the same audience, RAJAPKASHES mafia boss questions today ” was media not given freedom under previous govt ?”. how can this bugger ever formulate the question that way, if he has the smidgeon of some respect to the very same people.
        The kind of hoodwinking is now stopped or minimized thanks to Imaran Khan in Pakistan but our place is seen to be hell.
        Local media, except few men in public damain are all made obsequeous to Rajapakshes ( Wandibattayo waage) why ? Why dont media laws and ethics seem not working any more ? Why cant they impose HIGHer FINES agains tthose who spread fabricated news items on crucial issues ?

  • 22
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    Interesting to see a young girl taunting and pull the pants off a so called strongman. You go girl. We are all behind you.

  • 17
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    This will prove whether the American Justice system, is as bad as the Sri Lankan Justice System? Does one seriously believe he had open heart surgery a month ago? Is busy on his Political campaign vigorously?

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      gamini – This heartless (GOTLER) did not have open-heart surgery, just like Kudu Duminda undergoing brain surgery!

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    Poor Ahomsa like his father was also politically motivated against MR & GR.
    UNP lied heavily on them to win last election but now people have realized true killers and robbers in the county.
    I feel for you like how I feel for my own sister but you are not closure to truth!

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    He also needs to concentrate on compiling a “hit list” of people, who campaign against him during the election campaign.

  • 13
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    According to Gotabaya’s logic it is not reasonable or justified to proceed with a murder case if the person charged with murder is contesting for a public office and is involved in a high stakes election campaign!

    I have no doubt though that this logic would carry much weight in a Sri Lankan court of law!

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    Where is the overwhelming evidence connecting Gothabaya to LW’s murder? Ahimsa is claiming he was killed over the MiG deal. In fact, LW had many enemies. He was jailed for defaming CBK. Mahinda Wijesekara publicly threatened to kill LW in the Parliament. MR did not like LW either. LW went too far, Jansz was even worse. Anyway, the US cannot prosecute GR over LW’s murder, as they did not nothing to punish Saudi Arabia after journalist Jamal Kashogi’s execution, dismemberment, and beheading in a Turkish embassy. What kind of hypocrisy is that?

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      Lester,
      Considering that there are loyalists who still admire the worst criminals like Stalin & Hitler, it is not surprising people like you siding with GoRa. However, one thing is certain: GoRa cannot win the presidential election. Now that SLFP has decided to field own candidate – most likely Welgama – his chances of winning is reaching “zero” on every passing day. There is a chance that GoRa may leave even before if MaCo rejects his application. Either case will leave you only one option: Have a glimpse of your hero when he make court appearances from the US.

      That is b’cos GoRa along with BaRa, who hasn’t even applied to renounce his US citizenship, will leave SL for good on the day after the nomination or the election. GoRa has no problem of living in the US even if his application is accepted by then b’cos his wife is still a citizen (how clever is the plan!)!

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        D.P.

        Were you on the boat to Canada while people were celebrating the end of the war? Rajapakses are hugely popular in the country. Joker Ranil and his niece are making secret deals with Gota’s camp to make sure the UNP is intact after Gota comes to power. Gota trial in October will do nothing. The trial will be delayed. After Gota becomes Pres, he will enjoy full immunity.

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      lester

      lasantha was killed the day before he was going to give vital evidence against gota.

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        Shankar,

        Why didn’t LW’s wife reveal the “vital evidence” after he was killed? There is nothing to indict Gota, other than hearsay and rumor.

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          lester

          lasantha would not have been prepared for his death.he was caught with his pants down.His daughter who was living with him in his house says he was ecstatic when gota filed against sunday leader for defamation because he opened up himself to cross examination,which was prohibited under normal circumstances.

          If there was nothing to indict gota as you say why kill him just before the court case.Why not let the court case proceed and then kill him.Even if there was no indictment the fact that it could embarrass gota would have been enough as this was a MIG deal and gota would have lost face with the armed forces.

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            Shankar,

            It was most likely Sarath Fonseka who was in charge of the operation to kill LW.. That is what Ranil said in Parliament. LW was tarnishing the image of the SLA & GSL globally. Whether GR knew in advance about the operation and gave his approval is another question. SF will never give evidence against GR, that is for sure.

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              Lester

              “LW was tarnishing the image of the SLA & GSL globally.”

              By 2009 was there anything left for Lasantha to tarnish?

              “It was most likely Sarath Fonseka who was in charge of the operation to kill LW.. “

              If so why didn’t Mahinda or Gota indict Sarath in the court of law?

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    Thank you Malinda.for the affidavit letter even though you wouldn’t like our thank you,

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    What is the Goat afraid of? If he has nothing to fear, he will go ahead with this to clear his name.

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      Punchi

      Has he discovered Karma?

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    The assets acquired through commissions when MR family was in power will get depleted in many cases. GR is dreaming that he will contest and win. Whether GR ‘s application to renounce US citizenship is approved bu US hovernment is still a mystery Sri Lankans are great gossipersAhima is a great woman to fight legally aginst a retired military thug

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    Dear Ahimsa,
    your father is no more. Let his soul rest in peace and you as his daughter should walk with your head on high knowing that he was a brave and honest man. No amount of revenge will bring him back and other than those who are responsible for his death, revenge and anger will be your worst enemy.
    There is a act called Divine Justice or Godly Justice and to those who believe in it or not will see a very potent form of Justice hanging over their heads and eventually crashing down upon them.
    No matter in the world where one goes and hides that form of Justice will follow one even into the smallest hole and the penalty comes down very heavily.
    All those infernal persons who are responsible for causing so much of sorrow and sadness in your life will experience Divine Justice no matter how powerful they may be. When they do they will regret the day they were born.
    Leave Judgement and Justice to the Court of God and you dear girl live your life in peace.
    Be proud of your father and let his legacy live in you.

    To those who believe no explanation is needed, To those who don’t believe no explanation is possible.

  • 6
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    Malinda Senevirathne cannot be considered as a professional journalist in Sri Lanka. He is a non entity.

    Whatever he had written has been pure bunkum.

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      Malinda Seneviratne and Faraz Shauketally are two media quacks.

  • 3
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    I wish Sri Lanka would get someone completely new as our next president.
    A person who is not from within the present band of political scavengers.
    .
    Such a person should be honest, courageous and selfless.
    .
    Honesty will make sure that all rouges will have no place in the corridors of power. Thieves and looters will run helter skelter for cover.
    .
    Courageous means that he will stand by what is right. He will not be afraid to take right decisions.
    .
    Selflessness will make sure that he will not have a hidden agenda of either enriching himself and his family or want to hang on to power forever. He will do what is best for the country and it’s people.
    .
    Let us keep sentiment aside and seek for the right person instead of being petty minded and fight amongst each other like children.

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    Even by Malinda Seneviratne’s standards, his conduct is almost beyond comment. As one whom he accused, on the record, of “receiving money from Britain,” and then said his “absolutely reliable, a Mrs Coomaraswamy” was no longer around to confirm her accusation because she was dead, I suppose I should not be surprised at his malice and total absence of anything resembling morality.
    However, what should gall anyone with any kind of belief in decency is the fact that The Gratiaen Prize jury chose to award him a prize (on more than one occasion?) It’s a good thing that Hitler wasn’t around when they were making their decisions because they would have given Herr Schickelgruber an award for his watercolours which were supposedly above average!
    The residents of the rest of the civilized world should be glad that they don’t have to put up with the kinds of arbiters of decency and morality that we do.

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      Emil@what kind of standards does Malinda Seneviratne own today ? He is an another man who would do anything Rajaakshes to return and let them continue loot from the stop . I hate this guy though seem to be talking high but not having done the least as an editor of a paper then. The kind of men ruined this nation by putting it frying pan to fire.

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      Emil van der Poorten,

      US court should be given to understand that Melinda is a prize winning writer & political commentator, Lankawe Media highly sought. He worked closely with Old Royals during the period of murder. He tried (or may be still trying) to stand for the same election which is shown as the reason to seek relief. He sees Lasantha not with in his circle or school of thought.

      I would recommend Old Brother Prince seek letters from Ranil & .Emil van der Poorten if Poorten has any free time to write, instead of Warring on the Roads.

      (Poorten did you write and send a letter to Ahimsa too, already)

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    The killer is not Gota.. It was done by SF. This is why government is not taking any action… This is the bitter truth..
    Also don’t expect justice from unp or upfa members.. All are same. Eg Ranil is a relation of Rajapaksha’s family while cbk n ranil are from same class.. So nothing will happen..

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      Amila
      SF killed Lassantha W?
      Right Amila, I suppose SF killed Tajudeen, beat up Kieth Noiar, threatened ms Jainz, abducted Eknaligoda and disposed of him without a trace too!
      .
      First and foremost you should understand that a person must have a motive to go as far as killing a person or causing bodily harm.
      .
      What do you think is the motive of SF in killing Lassantha W?
      .
      Chetana ahambikawe kamman wada

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    Just to remind. This is a Sinhala Buddhist country. According to Buddhism your karma will follow you like the cart following the bullock.One can escape from courts but not from karma. We see it happening now.

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      Upali,
      Sri Lanka belongs to all who live in it, not just a segment of the population.
      There is nothing called karma. In a just society, the wicked are punished.
      We don’t have justice for all yet.

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      Being a Buddhist country for the name sake was the root cause for the destruction.

      People should follow the path of Buddhism “maithriya ha karunawa”

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    With no justice locally or internationally more than 10 years after the end of the war, it is time for victims to take justice into their own hands and hound the SL war criminals in every possible way. What Ahimsa is doing should be just the start. Other victims should follow up it up by using whatever unorthodox methods they can come up with.

    It is laughable for someone charged in a US court to claim that the case would be a distraction to his contesting an election in SL The allegations are serious and unless he can clear his name by showing concrete proof, which he cannot do by virtue of the fact that he as defense secretary, and his brother as the commander in chief and defense minister, were in complete control of all armed actors outside the theater of war in the North. This was further proven by the fact that all victims like LW were critics of the Rajapaksas, but there were zero victims who were loyal to the Rajapaksas. That pattern can be easily shown in the court.

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    I had respect to this journalist Milinda, but now lost faith. What were the facts and evidence for him to write an affidavit saying Gota is the likely winner. This itself create media hype in favour of Gota.

    I have seen him publishing articles in the online Ceylon Telegraph. May be Telegraph also publish without fact finding.

    Once one of my articles was rejected as I failed to provide source of my findings. Looks to me double standards for the so called journalist and different treatment to writing enthusiastics

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    Gota the killer an american serial killer wanting to be President of SrI Lanka? Are we mad! This gota is no buddhist, his religion is killing. Embipitiya, thajudeen, lasantha, tamil kids etc.. how many we dont know. What will happen if he becomes president. blood baths. Phycopaths want outside very clean, inside they will kill,rape and do there thing. This gota should be hanged till he is dead. Worst country to be in if this serial killer comes. his lacky already appointed by silly. what a country with two serial killers?

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    Some people when confronted with a serious situation like when their personal advancement is challenged as in this particular case they bring any argument to counter that challenge. Here it is a case of cesspit argument based on unknown outcomes at the presidential elections! Has somebody supreme in Astrology or for that matter palm reading predicted that GOTA will be the winner for sure? Cases against Gota in the US as well as here in Sri Lanka should proceed without any hindrance just because he is contesting an election!

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    [Edited out] writing in capital letters are discouraged – CT

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