14 December, 2019

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Bandula On The Rampage Against Tamil Journos

Sri Lanka’s Consul General to Sydney and former Presidential Media Director Bandula Jayasekara on Saturday launched a Twitter invective against a Tamil journalist, threatening to call up his publisher and expose his LTTE links.

Bandula Jayasekara

The indefatigable Jayasekera who revels in Twitter wars against all journalists and users holding dissenting views regularly calls rights activists and foreign journalists disparaging names, often linking them to the “LTTE Rump” and accusing them of being paid large sums of dollars to discredit the Sri Lankan state.

His latest Twitter tirade was launched against a journalist from Veerakesari, a widely read Tamil newspaper. Jayasekera accused the journalist of having a hidden agenda against Sri Lanka. Referring to the newspaper’s publisher, Jayasekera told the journalist on Twitter: “I will ask Kumar Nadesan about you if you are a member of LTTE terrorists and what your links are.”

Later Jayasekera threatened: “Your agenda and campaign  is very clear and it is no secret. I will check with Mr Nadesan from now on. That is it. I will expose what you are up to.”

The journalist in question has since locked his Twitter account and privatised his Tweets, presumably following Jayasekera’s onslaught against him.

In the past Jayasekera has taken on the former BBC journalist and Author of Still Counting the Dead, Frances Harrison and No War Zone director and Channel 4 journalist Callum Macrae, in a widely publicised ‘war of words on Twitter. The diplomat vowed that he would personally ensure neither Harrison nor Macrae would be granted access into Sri Lanka to cover the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November 2013. Jayasekera’s tirade resulted in the Commonwealth Secretariat being compelled to put up a notice on its website clarifying that CHOGM media accreditation would go through the Secretariat after foreign journalists expressed fears about the Sri Lankan Government being able to screen out dissenting journalists from the summit.

However his latest attack on a Tamil journalist working and living in Sri Lanka and his threats to go to the journalist’s publisher poses dangers to both the life and the livelihood of the scribe, analysts say.

Ironically Jayasekera’s latest assault came the same day that the country’s Media Ministry Secretary Charitha Herath (Twitter Handle: @Charith9) tweeted: “Court rules against bureaucrat’s freedom to tweet – Government News: Government News and Issues”.

“Conflicts over the personal and official use of social media by public sector employees are again under the spotlight after a Federal Circuit Court Judge knocked-back an attempt by a Canberra public servant to obtain injunction on any move to have her sacked over tweets that were made in a non-official capacity……At the centre of the legal case is whether or not public servants have an “unfettered implied right (or freedom) of political expression/communication” under the Constitution as put forward by Ms Banerji. Judge Warwick Neville found that they do not. Accusations aside, there is little doubt that there are growing expectations for public servants across the board to keep their social media activities on the tame side, especially when it comes to partying and politics,” the news item posted by Secretary Herath read.

Many Twitter users felt the item was ironic in light of the Government’s tolerance for Jayasekera’s constant and relentless attacks on individuals and groups he forces LTTE labels upon, all the while blurring his “private Tweets” with his very public, highly sycophantic profile as a diplomat of the Rajapaksa regime.

A gloating Jayasekera said on Twitter yesterday: “It is a good feeling when some people stop  and ask about the tweeter(sic) war wth those  trying to discredit my Sri Lanka and encourage me 🙂 They told  me this morning ‘Let us not allow Harrisons and Macraes to discredit Sri Lanka for them to earn $” That is MY SRI LANKANS”

Jayasekera’s Tweets have grown steadily more vicious and it is never made clear if he speaks for the Government or not, especially since many of his remarks appear to be made in his official capacity even when they are casual observations. Government bureaucrats, being called upon to implement the policies of the state do not have the luxury of private opinion, some analysts say, although the rules change in the case of politically appointed officials in Sri Lanka.

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    Did I expect miracle, Look at him typical monkey from kataragama….of course he is an idiot no policy just an another rajapakse goons clean ass kisser and ass sweeper….

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      This [Edited out] from Kataragama is a [Edited out] who visited a notorious area during the UNHRC session in Geneva (March 2012) along with a three-wheeler driver currently holding the coveted office of Editor of a government paper. It is also a well known fact that during his tenor of office in Canada and in the U.S. he had a whole lot of problems, most of which were “hole” problems. He will be in Sri Lanka in November as an [Edited out] for Hitlerpaksha. CT, please consider removing the [Edited out] from your esteemed journal. A picture of a [Edited out] would be more appropriate!!

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      Do you get hurt if someone talk true , Callum m ,F Harrison, and other journalist writing crap against SL for LTTE $$$, then someone has to open mouth and should show it to the world

      Keep it up Bandula

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        Bandula was in Canada and many Tamils praised him for his helps. Many well known LTTE supporters too had dinners and lunch with him. One notable person was David Poopaalapillai of Canadian Tamil Congress.

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          Like What????, The Rajapassa got praised, and helped Killer Velupillai Pirapaharan after cheating him, to attain The utmost Peace in Other world,

          Or

          Now K P, Pillyan, Karuna daya master, Got help from Rajapassa, after Giving Him All Looted From Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims in Sri lanka and Abroad .

          I want to hear Hon AMARADEVA SIR’s

          “DAHANO BUDUNGE SRI DHARMASKANDAA.

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            You have “allegations” only. That is politics. But President Mahinda destroyed a terrorist gang and opened the highway A-9. Now no more kidnapping of children, no murder in Tamil areas and many more to the credit of Mahinda.

            Further the Jaffna fishermen are able to do their work peacefully. Dr.Rajitha Senaratne opened many fishing facilities to the Tamils. He has the courage to deal with the former LTTE cadres too.

            He did not behave like the “Ponnaiaya”Ranil who supplied cement and steel to LTTE to build bunkers, he allowed a STATE for LTTE, he allowed the murder, taxation, smuggling, tortures of LTTE.

            I feel happy to listen C.T.Fernando’s “Hela Jathika Abhimane” with pride now!

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              You can not only Sing, BUT CAN DANCE LIKE A CLOWN ALSO,
              WITHOUT CLOTHES LIKE YOUR BOSS,

              BECAUSE YOU ARE PAID TO DO SO.

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              Sivanandan you must listen to ‘poda poda punakku solladha thappukanakku’. If you any difficulties. your MaRa can interpret it for you, he speaks Tamil right.

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        KK I agree 100% . The Harrisons and the Macrares will be ruling the world if no one objects to their obnoxious Mantras. Good on you Bandula to speak up for what you believe in.

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      Wow. You said it. He is a one can’t u see his face.

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      Well said. He is a disgrace!

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      “my fellow Sri Lankans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” Bandula has excelled in this, long live BJ, down with the haters..

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    So who is this Kavinathan guy ?

    To what company he is working for ?

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    This ma is a diplomat?

    A disgrace to the country he represents!

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      Spot on! What has this country done to deserve this double whammy? What else can we expect? GLPee leading a conga dance of clowns like this fella Bandula, a walking, talking disaster wherever he goes. As GLPee himself might say, people like Bandula ‘are part and parcel of diplomacy’. Truly, onanism is alive and well in the corridors of foreign affairs.

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    >
    Bandula is part of a government which is well known for murdering it’s opponents.
    I am not sure how much Bandula is involved with Lasantha’s murder?
    OR murder of 5 students from Trinco or 17 aid workers in Mutur.
    I’ll wait till he defect from the SL government and tell the whole story.
    :-)

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    CT – Some food for thought? Bijay (Bandula Jayasekera) says “I will expose of what you are up to”. This definitely rings a bell! While holding office of Consul General in Toronto, he graced the occasion for a sumptuous lunch hosted by a colleague and hey presto the following week he managed to [Edited out], possibly by mutual consent! This story hit headlines and this bugger, like his boss Hitlerpaksha, shaped everything up. What a rotten egg representing our country??

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    It is my biggest misfortune that he and I share the same alma mater.

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    This man has zero tolerance as a Diplomat.

    He proves that again and again betraying the nation.

    Idiots that have appointed him for the position should know nothing about diplomatic missions.

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    “Jayasekera’s Tweets have grown steadily more vicious and it is never made clear if he speaks for the Government or not, especially since many of his remarks appear to be made in his official capacity even when they are casual observations.”
    You have the example of other mouthpieces of the government fulfilling the same purpose with each spouting something different from his/her colleagues and then Hitlerpaksha choosing the “statement of the hour” to be the “official” govt. response.
    This vicious but moronic lot do not know any better.

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      This is the nature of the GOSL these days.

      They kill the innocent – but no any legitimacy of deployment of troops to the folks^s protest at Weliweriya.

      They assault, abduct and even kill people like a butcher would go with their daily routine, nobody cares..

      This upcoming CHOGM is not powerful enough to draw the attention of ICs. Majority of the member states are far poor nations from African continent.

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    Well, well, well, what more can one expect from a so called diplomat representing MARA. They are of the same ilk. Making wild accusations, engaging in charachter assasination, and making direct threats against a journalist, by a so called diplomat is disgraceful to say the least. Bandula’s agenda is not diplomatic, the language is not diplomatic and direct attack of journalists certainly is not diplomatic. Sri Lanka is one of the worlds most dangerous countries for journalists. The white van disappearences are endemic. I wonder if Bandula is in hiding in Sydney from any inolvement in the white van affairs. I just wonder.

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    Another Pudding Basin with only form but no content. They believe they are great Pundits, just because they have the command of English. They survive best being servile to corrupt Politicians and never under Honest, Educated, Intelligent Political Leaders.

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      gamani did you finist the toilet cleaning

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    According to Bandula Jayasekera anyone who disagrees with him, or has dissenting views is “LTTE Rump.” What he conveniently forgets is that he is representing a government which is partnered by the LTTE Rump………the Karuna Amman’s, Daya Masters and KP’s to name a few.

    So the big question I would like him to answer is , who is living off the LTTE Dollars?

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    I remember Bandula as a very outspoken young student at Trinity College, Kandy. I am not aware of his foibles since then, but do come across his postings on the TCK OBA Internet forum on Facebook from time to time where he receives rather mixed responses from fellow Old Trinitians.

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      Lasantha;

      ” rather mixed responses”

      Oh, that is more respectable words to describe a Political Goon,
      just look at his Face,

      A real Vulture’s like.

      All This shows his Family Upbringings and His Association of Rotten eggs like Kudu Mervin, Raja pal Ambe .

      Hello There ,

      Mr GEE EL PEE ,
      What is Happening to your Foreign Service Personnel???????.

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      Mr. Pethiyagoda,

      I’ve seen the legion of fan boys BJ commands on that forum. All they have to do is go through his Twitter timeline to see what he is really like. For all his Bodhisathva- like sagely pearls of wisdom, BJ is nothing but an extension of the regime he wags his tails for- uncouth, divisive and racist

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    No wonder he is of the same brew as his regime.

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    An interesting article titled “Commentary: Where’s The Justice? Sexual Abuse Continues At The United Nations” is worth reading in this context.

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    Tamil journalism is a dead journalism. The so called Tamil journalists have nothing to write except anti- government issues.

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      Besides Tamil journalists, Sinhalese and journalists of other nationalities have written plenty and plenty about the wayward actions of the SL regime. Recently, Dayan Jayatilaka commented against a piece written/published in the Daily News. I believe he is a Sinhalese. Why are you such a dumbhead?

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        DJ is write in support or against. Both happen. Mahinda recognized the talents of DJ as well.

        Further I commented about Tamil journalists and not about DJ or others.

        After destroying all the opposition news papers and journalists, J.R.Jayawardene and his UNP brought many “yes Sir” journalists to the scene. They are unable to grasp the realities of the current government.

        Remember the current government is not a “regime” because it has been elected by people.

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      Your Next Pay check may smell Sxxt Man.

      What A disgrace to us Sinhalese, of Your Tamil Condom.

      BETTER BEG IN FRONT OF FORT RAILWAY STATION,
      That is more respectable than this type of licking Hind quarters.

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      M.SIVANANTHAN

      “The so called Tamil journalists have nothing to write except anti- government issues.”

      So do the Sinhalese journalists, rightly so.

      We want more not less.

      When LTTE was in temporary control over Tamils within and outside Sri Lanka you failed to challenge the psychopath and his thugs. You know where it had taken your people to, Mulliwaikkaal and beyond.

      Now you want the same fate befall on the entire island.

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        Idiot! You do not know me. Not only me but many of us fought LTTE. Some of my friends were simply kidnapped and killed by LTTE. I am still alive to tell some stories.

        Your Veddah “wesmoona” is not fitting well.

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      I wonder if your name is really Sivanathan. You don’t fool me

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        This is Just Paid condome of Jarapassa.

        Not a Sinhalese or Tamil,

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    Bandula Jayasekera is one very frustrated guy as his outbursts seem to potray. Pardon me, he behaves like a scoundrel which apparently looks like he is out to impress his master, MR, not realising that not only he degrades himself but his master also. When he chucks away the decorum befitting a diplomat, he should be seen and treated as a rickshaw puller, who then can be excused for such outbursts.

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    Bandula.Jayawardene’s term in Canada was a disaster.Every few weeks he cuased a stir and a stink spitting out venom against the Tamil community.He was stoking the already smoking fire.
    He was interviewed with David Poopalapillai.As I watched the U tube I was ashamed of his words,body language,and cutting out David Poopalapillai untill the interviewer had to reprimand Bandula – the diplomat to wait for his turn.So much for a SL diplomat,big mouth,haughty,angry,and full of hatred for the Tamils.A likable stamp that the SL government wants to send out as diplomats to hold their flag up.
    Not handle issues with diplomacy !
    Watch the u tube of this interview.
    As I watched I was a ashamed that this guy was a Sri Lankan Diplomat.My first thought was – Is he truly a Trinitian? He will have Trinity folowers if they come from the same racist bundle.At the interview a typical show off,threw his file on the ground making a comment ‘I have all the details with me’.As though others like Mr David Poopalapillai did not have it all.
    We know why he was removed from the embassy in Canada.Well,he will be watched in AU.His behaviour and his racist attitude would have followed him to Sydney.From the fryig pan into the fire for sure.
    I am sure he will have many sleepless nights not knowing how to deal with the Tamil community in Sydney,AU.
    Thankyou
    hr

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      LTTE criminals like Poopalapillai will get a treatment of a criminal. David Poopalapillai is a born cheat and lier. he challenged the Canadian government to show a single “Tiger’ among the “shipload’ of bogus refugees. But many admitted they were LTTE.

      Poopalai Pillai’s CTC(Canadian Tamil Congress) simply bribed the Amenesty International with 50,000 dollars. But this CTC never give a cent to the suffering Tamils in Sri lanka.

      Bandula is always think about the people of Sri lanaka and not the diaspora.

      I know how LTTE gangs in Canada screwed the Tamils and now happy with the loot!

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    This prick Bandula is sucking MRs bum in gratitude for the position he was given in Australia. We know what a prick he is and the face reveals the close connection with his simian ancestors.
    He will be better off returning to the jungles of his native Sri Lanka where he will mingle well with the jackals and hyenas and rely for his survival on the crumbs thrown at him from the Hitlerpaksa table. Please carry on making these remarks on twitter- your ignorance and lack of scruples makes us want to puke when we see your comments. Hope you have a peaceful rest in the gutters and sewage tunnels in maligawatte which I am sure you will feel very comfortable in.

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    My dear Guys,

    Sri Lankan journalists are poorly paid and no career unless they are well educated with BA or BSc or LLB or Attorney at Law like the calibre of H A J Hulugalle, Jayantha Padmanaba, Denzil Pieris Mervyn De Silva etc.. So, people like Bandula Jayasekera without sound university education have to stoop to unimaginable lowest depth of society against all civilised norms and ethics to downgrade personalities, communities and institutions for their name to be known, have a good position, earn better pay etc. But don’t worry too much as God’s will and judgement will prevail at the end and all wrong doers will have to answer the supreme almighty. If I was Bandula, I will work hard, do an external degree and grow in a natural way through the mill. Such people can survive anywhere and evereywhere. Good luck

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    There is absolutely nothing new on these new breed of diplomutts been groomed and posted by the Maharaja Clan.

    There’s no other necessity for this guy to behave like this other than been a media Director turnrd Diplomut told and guided and directed by the pakse clan members.

    A new type of Sri Lankan Diplomutts in the making, all to serve one and only Maharaja.

    Who is he to say that ……”This is my Sri Lanka”…..Is Sri Lanka a personal property of somebody. At the moment Sri Lanka is partly owned by China including it’s oceans. So what ownership he tralks about.

    Their Diplomutt life span depends only on their loyalty to the King and not to the country.

    Await for more CHOGM drama.

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      Diplomats must show some courage. Bandula has it.

      Once Dayan Jayatilake criticized the UK at Geneva with harsh words, our High Commissioner in London begged a pardon at 10 Downing street.

      We dont need that kind of back boneless diplomats.

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        Even North Korian dictator Kin Jong Un allow foreign journalists, reporters and the media personnel to visit his closed country.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oULO3i5Xra0

        Dimocratic Socialist Rajapakse Banana Republic of ……….to attract 2.2 million tourists in 2015……….

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        I agree . This dude is one of the best orators at TCK . and he represents the school well .

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      you idiot Sri Lanka is not the property of Britan or Canada or any other western power

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        Bot We have Failed, Psychopaths, WESTERN PASSPORTS Holders To Govern us,
        By those Morons,
        Now It has become A PAWNED property of China With
        10% to Jarapassa looters,

        Hail to Mowbima Looters.

        Stinking Malabari Clan

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        Little by little it will become the property of China .

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      MR and thugs are thick skinned to even not to take any kind of criticism even after CHOGM. They are shameless beings :(

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    Bandula is a disgrace to Trinity College. He had to run away from Toronto because of his stupid mouth. He call himself a diplomat, but he is a dud on a mat. Shame on you Bandula. You cannot argue a point without abusing the opponent. Who taught you this at Trinity?

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      what kind of qualifications has the guy obtained to be a diplomat ? Many are aware of the facts related to DJ and TK, but I have no idea about BJ^s and Jaliya Wickramsooriya^s.

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    Its about his diplomacy.He didn’t think about his back bone in the running of his office in canada.Too bad.
    Time will tell in AU – back bone or diplomacy?.

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    Bandula’s housemaid in Canada [Edited out]

    [Edited out]

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    Bandula Jayasekara is neither a diplomat nor a journalist. He has tried his hand at both and failed miserably.

    [Edited out]

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    shame shame on you BJ. After your pathetic performance in Toronto and your hasty retreat from Canada ( having being served red notice by Canada, you once again failed miserably at our Embassy in New York. Have your forgotten that during your brief stint there in NY, you were caught pants down ( by the Ambassador )trying [Edited out]

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    “my fellow Sri Lankans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” Bandula has excelled in this, long live BJ, down with the haters

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