30 September, 2020

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Attempts To Intimidate BASL President Continue

While the Police maintain a lackadaisical attitude towards conducting an independent investigation into the recent attempts to intimidate the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), the intimidations have recurred yesterday.

 Upul Jayasuriya

Upul Jayasuriya

BASL President Upul Jayasuriya has told local English newspaper – Daily Mirror that several men in plainclothes were seen hanging out near his office located in Flower Road, Colombo 3 last afternoon.

Jayasuriya had said he initially noticed an individual suspiciously wandering around his office premises at about 1.30 pm and had later walked towards the Public Library premises, where Jayasuriya claims eyewitnesses had noticed him getting into a red, unregistered car.

Thereafter, towards later in the evening at about 5.30 pm, two men in plainclothes on a motorbike had had been waiting in front of his office. Upon being questioned, they had said they are from the Police and were there for his protection.

“How can an unregistered vehicle move about in the heart of the city in broad daylight when there are so many traffic policemen about?” Jayasuriya has questioned.

A complaint regarding the suspicious activity had been lodged at the Cinnamon Garden Police Station.

The first intimidation attempt on Jayasuriya was made on July 15 where two men in a motorbike had tailed him for several hours.

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    The lackadaisical attitude of the Police indicate that these goons are the mercenaries of their high and mighty goat, what else? Same methods used aginst other journalist and Lasantha.

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      Upul Jayasuriya

      “While the Police maintain a lackadaisical attitude towards conducting an independent investigation into the recent attempts to intimidate the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), the intimidations have recurred yesterday.”

      Use private security service, for your protection along with Election monitoring to identify and track.

      Record it and publish it in the internet…

      Expose, Expose and Expose…

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      Goat is playing fear psychology to scare off.
      Shame on you Goat !!

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    If the police cannot arrest these vehicles its time the civilians take the law unto their own hands and make civilian arrests!

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    Never heard of “hit men ” hovering around their targets in the open ,in full view of the intended target, in front of his Office in Cinnamon Gardens in front of CCTV and following him in busy Colombo streets for month on end.

    Could they be under cover Police who have been deployed to protect this one of the most potent anti Government and anti Sinhala Buddhist UNP office holders of the highest order?.

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      K A Sumanasekera even the sewage shit from UPFA must be like Chocolate pudding for you mate!

      ohoma yang Sumansekera ohoma yang after all thats the way of life for the majority inhabitants right?

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    see how the countrymen are punished for talking truth.
    Jarapasse and Goat is running a terror state.
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    ” Teacher-Kneeling case witness found dead

    The body of the witness, who gave crucial evidence in the case in which Wayamba Provincial Councillor Ananda Sarath Kumara was convicted of ordering a teacher to kneel down, was found inside an abandoned well at Nawagaththegama today.

    Relatives said the witness identified as Rajakaruna Abeyratne Mudiyanselage Punyasoma Bandara had gone missing a few days ago. “

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    The people following Upul Jayasuriya
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    It looks like hit man aka the spy come is a male-stalker.

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    This guy with other looses trying to topple the govenment

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    The people following Upul Jayasuriya
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    I hope one of the comment policies of the CT is not to black out anything critical of those perceived as anti-government.
    We are all against croynism, favouritism and hypocrisy. But we must condemn such things regardless of the culprit.

    I like to direct a few questions at Upul Jayasuriya and the bar association of sri lanka.
    Did the bar association receive an invitation to send about 12 lawyers to the US ?
    Was the cost met by the US lawyers association ?
    Did Upul select the lawyers for this US trip without consulting the bar association committee ?
    Is it correct to act on such things without informing the committee ?
    What are the names on this list of lawyers going to the USA paid for by US tax payers ?
    How many of them are lawyers fighting for human rights in sri lanka?
    How many of these lawyers are sons of very prosperous senior lawyers ?( Remember Mahinda/namal/family etc are condemned by the bar association)
    I hope these questions are not against the CT comments policy.

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