19 July, 2019

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Basil Tells Mahinda: Allow UPFA To Support Maithri

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has urged his brother and defeated President Mahinda Rajapaksa to allow the UPFA to extend support to new President Maithripala Sirisena.

Basil, who is one of the main strategists of the Rajapaksa camp has urged his brother not to scuttle President Sirisena’s first days in office since it would be more tactical to claim the new President as a SLFP man and try to make a comeback that way.

mahinda-rajapaksa-basil-rajapaksa-2010-4-4-12-50-29 colombotelegraphWhen the alternative SLFP extended support to President Sirisena at his Wijerama residence, the group said that Sirisena had contested elections as “SLFP General Secretary”. “Our party chairman and our party general secretary contested the election on Thursday. Our chairman lost, our general secretary won – according to the SLFP constitution our Secretary becomes Chairman” former Minister Wijithamuni Soysa said at a press conference.

Although Mahinda wants to return to Parliament when the session reopens on January 19 Basil is urging his brother to play a tactical game and allow the party to align with Sirisena and elbow out the UNP. Once the SLFP supports Sirisena in full the Sirisena presidency will become a SLFP presidency and it will boost the party’s chances at the general election in April 2015.

With an SLFP presidency most government institutions will once more be in the hands of a blue party man, is Basil Rajapaksa’s thinking.

Basil Rajapaksa’s calculation is that when the constitution is changed and a parliamentary model of governance is adopted, Mahinda Rajapaksa can contest as SLFP leader win the election and become Prime Minister. With executive powers of the presidency abolished by then, Sirisena would have less control that Rajapaksa in the parliamentary system.

However other advisors are urging the President to return to office as soon as possible and take control.

Basil Rajapaksa meanwhile left for the US on Sunday morning. Pictures have emerged of his arrival at LAX today. Reports say he has gone for a medical checkup.

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    Basil was always a mole. That is why he was allowed to go freely 3 days after the election. UPFA is already supporting sirisena’s 100 day program but Sirisena can’t be allowed to hijack SLFP.

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      ‘President Rajapaksa decided to put down his requests in writing. One was to continue to retain 11 Sri Lanka Navy drivers for use by Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was catching up on his sleep on Friday afternoon at his official residence at Bauddhaloka Mawatha when websites claimed he had fled the country. This letter was addressed to the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development and dated January 9 though a person had not been named to that office’

      According to CMB Telegraph GOTA FLED to Malay, MAhinda Kid’s In China.. and all lies.. It is clear CMB telegraph Mis-leads its readers. SO much for the Free and fair media Of CMB Telegraph.. Not the first story to be manipulated by CMB Telegraph.. Thsy should abide to the comment policy (2).. Its like state media.. For the fools who never question.

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        Pople Need their Heads Tested If The Think This mad up story is True.. It was BASil who asked the president To Call for the President election.. A Great Mis calculation.. And fools who read this Made up Article Like many Articles on CMB Telegraph, Think BAsil Came up with this master plan as reported???? Yes thats why Less than 48 hours after election he left SL.. every one Knows the Huge Fallout MR namal and BAsil had after the election.. wonder why CMB telegraph Un named Sourcse didn’t paa them this info.

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          The LAX petrol pump man who played god in a Banana Republic as Minister of Economic Development and embezzled millions is back in the USA!

          His accounts and assets need to be frozen traced and returned to Sri Lanka to pay of the massive loans that the people of the country now have to pay for Basil’s KINGSBURY-BLING-SBURY Lifestyle…

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        malaka

        Mangala Samaraweera 2015 01

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=e0uQRQ4mzHU

        MaRa was always scheming.

        Prosecute MaRa for the crimes.

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        Sri Lankan Writers,

        “Basil, who is one of the main strategists of the Rajapaksa camp has urged his brother not to scuttle President Sirisena’s first days in office since it would be more tactical to claim the new President as a SLFP man and try to make a comeback that way.”

        Expose the Medamulana MaRas

        Expose, Expose and Expose

        Request punishment for the criminals.

        Write the Common Sense Pamphlet Sri Lanka 2014/2015
        Sinhala, Tamil and English and get it to every Sri Lankan voter, Now.

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      Basil is a mole, or this could be straignt from Uvindu’s fertile imagination gone mad!

      What a stupid plan, and MR will never listen to this if it ever happened.

      Keep on your yellow journalsim UK, from UK.

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      Before anything MS should re active 17A, and the clause in constitution for the limit of 2 term period for any Prez, so that MR will have no chance of getting into Parliament to continue corruptions anymore.
      MR or CBK should not be allowed to enter parliament in future, as the damage done to this country by them are so critical.

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      On the contrary, this is a very sensible suggestion as it will give rise to a strong government and an equally strong opposition. I hope these stuck in the mud old guard will take off their blinkers and begin thinking of Sri Lanka for a change. There are valuable talents everywhere and we should be prepared to embrace them for the good of our country and keep aside our petty squabbles that will make us the rogue our enemies ae hoping for.

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    Where is the white sarong and the satakaya? what bogus characters !

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      WHITE SARONG AND SATAKAYA WHEN IN SRI LANKA TO HOODINK THE PEOPLE. JEANS AND SHIRT IN THE USA TO MAKE A LIVING THERE. SRI LANKA PATRIOT WHEN IN POWER IN SRI LANKA BUT A LOYAL SERVANT IN THE USA.

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    A Leopard Cannot Change His Spots – This idiom means that people cannot change basic aspects of their character, especially negative ones.

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    What to do?? First class ticket???? yes, he can travel in first class till his death and any number of times he wants; Enough money robbed from the country in the name of development of east and north.

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    Basil plese don’t come back. Go back to your gas station you used to work before and buy it with your 20% commission. You are still allowed to dream your fine memories in Sri Lanka and then moan…..

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    Basil gave the correct advice because of the skeleton’s in the cupboard of Mahinda Rajapaksa. A collision course with President Maithri is not in his best interests. It will permit the new president to act on the advice of General Sarath Fonseka, who was unfairly imprisoned and deprived of even his pension by Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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    Basil may have some hidden reasons for his comments which even Mahinda cannot trust.
    Mahinda would be well advised to lie low, take care of his health, take a good relaxation and where possible to show his willingness to support Maithree.

    As news reports keep pouring about various actions of Mahinda during the past 3 days, it looks he is stirring up the the people on a communal tone, expecting some benefits to him to make a comeback
    which is going to land him in more problems with various investigations re his misdeeds + the notorious behaviour of his sons and also his brothers. The present President Maithree Sirisena and P.m, Ranil are more soft and sympathetic but may not be same with other party stalwarts who may go all out to fix him with the findings and punishments,

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    Did anyone pay attention to passenger details.Under advanced passenger data,Passport Number Nat etc.

    Especially nationality.

    Can a US citizen be a Member of parliament in Srilanaka leave alone a Cabinet Minister?

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      Brother GOAT amended the Dual citizenship law to accomodate themselves. then banned dual citizenship for about 2 years. As an election gimmick, they relaxed it once again for citizens of 10 countries to claim dual citizenship of SL at the end of December 2014. These IDIOTS should have NEVER been entertained. I sincerely hope the US department of State follow up on the reporting of income of these goons.

      Any US citizen who earns or has more than US$50,000 OUTSIDE USA is supposed to report on their tax papers. BET these asses did not report and would be taken to task and jailed. The monies should be claimed by the SL govt for illegal earnings while abusing power of the sibling who happened to be the President of SL. These monies should be handed back to teh Central Bank for development or even pay back the loans obtained by these goons at high interests..

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    Ahhhhhhh…. life is sweet!

    Sri Lanka’s forcibly retired ministers are such a privileged lot. Even when they fly the coop they do so in style, US passport in hand, flying FIRST CLASS and with Emirates’ PLATINUM Membership!
    Wish I could achieve such a grand life in my retirement……

    Pity I chose the wrong profession…. when one joins the Rajapaksa cabinet as Minister of Economic Development, one is assured to develop one’s own economy at the expense of poor Joes like me, and more importantly at the expense of the economy of the country!

    Who will catch this rascal and haul him before the courts of law? Any takers?

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    Although I doubt BR said something like that the strategy is a sound one. I just hope they at least support the 100 day program to bring in the reforms.

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    I wish Colombo Telegraph will checke the facts before rumour is published as facts. Can anyone please confirm following or are they rumours?

    Did Gota fly to Maldives and when refused entry go to Singapore in a Sri Lankan Air Force flight? Is this true or a rumour.

    Did the Rajapaksa children fly to China using a chartered private Indian aircraft.

    Is the house that MARA is using his own or gifted by a businessmen friend?

    Was Loku Athula murdered at Temple Trees about 10 days prior to the elections?

    Was 13 billion dollars worth of Gold from the treasury sold to a Japanese Man and taken out of the country in a chartered aircraft in the middle of the night. Any truth in this story also published in CT.

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    Don’t get your panties in a bunch because CT made a mistake about the goat. These things are bound to happen. It takes time to sort out this mess. That task is being made harder because of the under mining the Rajapakshes are still attempting. The number of cronies and lackeys are so numerous that some will slip thru and will have to be caught. We have an illegal chief justice, and illegal 18th amendment which was used in conjunction with an illegal opinion given by the illegal chief justice to call a presidential election so that the incumbent can run for office a third time. This is a monumental mess. It is good that the goat is still in the country. I hope he stays until an inquiry can commence into the monumental corruption he indulged in.

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    If Basil has a US passport or a green card he has to declare his assets and earnings (overseas or in US) annually to the IRS department that is the US tax Department)from January 1st to December 31st of every year.

    He can be exempt if he does not reside in the US for a total of 30 days during the tax period of any year.

    Basil cannot blindly take any amount of money into USA without showing how he earned them. He is limited to 10,000 US dollars only legally.

    If there is any evidence to the contrary he can be reported to the US Department of Revenue. The person who reports with credible evidence will receive a gift of 10,000 US dollars from the IRS and the identity of the one who reports will be kept confidential.

    US Department of Revenue is one of the toughest Federal Agencies in the world. I recall Mr. Spiro Agnew a former Vice President of US (when Richard Nixon was president) was made to resign because of tax fraud. He was also made to pay $270,000 as penalties.

    So the so called US green card holders and passport holders beware.

    He may be big in Sri Lanka but in the US Basil Rajapaksa is small fry. If it can be proved he will spend a very long time eating porridge in a US jail. Raj Rajaratnam ran a 7 billion dollar US company. He is in a US jail serving time now.

    JP/USA

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    Your Excellency Maithripala Sirisena

    The Country took note of the charges of corruption and promises of retribution you made in your election campaign against the Ruling Gang including Basil Rajapaksa, perhaps the fattest Komisan Kakka. It was reasonable to assume that you had personal knowledge of his wheeling and dealing, because you were a key figure in that government.

    Accordingly the country voted to change the Regime. As you have now seen in the photographs, Basil R has arrived in the USA travelling on his USA passport, and wearing jeans and t-shirt.

    We the People of this Country want to know how sincere you were when you promised prosecution of the Medamulana crooks. As a first measure, we like to see you making an extradition request to the United States Government. What we do not want to see is that you are what “They” were.

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