24 September, 2020

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CBK Was Never Involved In Corruption And Ensured Democracy In Party: President

President Maithripala Sirisena today gave an assurance that former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga never robbed public money when she was in power.

ChandrikaSirisena made this remark when he delivered a speech at an event in Colombo to mark the 70th birthday of former President Kumaratunga. The event was also attended by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

This was the first public event they attended together after the UPFA General Secretary’s announcement that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be given nominations. There were rumours in the political circles that Kumaratunga was irked by the decision.

“Even some sections in our camp raise questions about what the former President to our country. I can tell you what she did not do. She never robbed public money when she was in power. She was never involved in corruption. There was internal democracy in the party when she was the party leader,” Sirisena said. By making the statement, the President alluded to the conduct of his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe too, making a speech at the event, explained his long-standing relations with former President Kumaratunga.

However she was fined for corruption in the Water’s Edge verdict in which she was convicted of corruption and fined Rs. 3 million by the Supreme Court.

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    Even yahapalana appologists can not defend her,
    Remember the Baddagana Sunil!
    Association with under world!
    Mahinda tsunami is coming, country forward not backward

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      CBK appointed the clown Sarath SIlva as the Chief Justice. Voters of Sri Lanka must remember that NO politicians can be trusted!

      Most important and next election to stop GHOST VOTERS who vote for corrupt politicians.

      Today it seems that CBK will decide the fate of the SLFP, which is, ironically, a party she has helped RUIN along with Sri Lanka’s political culture.

      CBK, greedy for power at the time of her Presidency, turned the SLFP into a corrupt machine which enabled Mahinda Jarapassa and his family of looters to almost DESTROY DEMOCRACY and build a dictatorship.

      Uneducated criminal politicians are majority in SLFP leadership today. The rot is deep on all sides.

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        I must agree.

        When all is said and done we the general voter must take responsibility for the type of corrupt and reprehensible people we keep electing as politicians to represent us. Adversely the politician reflects the people who vote them in. We are truly a country of Modayas – ad infinitum ad nauseam.

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      Srinath.. everything we discuss are relative..

      May be when focusing on MR s high abuses- no any president sofar has been that corrupted as MR. Here you have to agree with… else, you should be either brain sick or mentally retarded.

    • 8
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      Well, the endorsement was from Don Juan Mathripala

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      Srinath Gunaratne

      “Mahinda tsunami is coming,”

      Who is going to rob his money and return it later.

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      President Maithripala Sirisena,

      RE: CBK Was Never Involved In Corruption And Ensured Democracy In Party: President

      Let’s see who is talking, the co-called Yahapalanaya, President of SLFP, Maitripala Sirisena. Who are you? Look yourself in the mirror. You should see the following.

      Nomination To Mahinda:

      Betrayal Of Good Governance
      The dust has not settled yet and the fat lady has not sung yet.

      Does Maitripala Sirisena has something up his sleeve, to distract and mislead Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cronies? Let us hope so, the Second Appa, Hopper Fest.

      Of course it is the betrayal of the 6,200,000 voters who did not want Mahinda Rajapaksa. So my take is as follows, it can go two ways.

      One very bad way for Sirisena, if Mahinda Contest on the UPFA or SLFP ticket,, or Good way if Mahinda is out.

      When it is announced , Mahinda has secured nomination under the UPFA , the aimless ‘slaves’ of his would have been jubilant , but such ecstatic delight was not visible because such a thing has not happened because of the signature issue. ‘Maithri will never give nominations to us . He is only sending us on a wild goose chase ’ , said Gotabaya who saw the letter.

      If it is not a wild Goose Chase, then, see below.

      Let’s see Who this President Maitripala Sirisena is based on what has transpired over the past 6 months.

      1. A Spineless person

      2. A Wimp

      3. A Coward

      4. A Traitor to 6.25 million voters.

      He called it a “compromise”. A ‘compromise” with the Devil, Satan, Mara. Iblis, Shaitan. Lucifer and MaRa.

      So, Maitripala Sirisena has helped form a new Word. “compromise”, now means Wimpromise.

      Maitripala Sirisena, the spineless, wimp, coward and traitor wimpromised with the Liar, Crook, Robber and criminal Mahinda Rajapaksa.

      MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa Amana MaRa, Wimpy Sira

      Sira Sira Wimpy Sira Wimpromised With MaRa Chatu MaRa

      • 3
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        Dear Mr A “Mara” Siri
        Please respond to my questions posed to you here few times, otherwise I have to call you chicken

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          Roshan

          “Please respond to my questions posed to you here few times, otherwise I have to call you chicken”

          What is your fricking question?

          Is MaRa Chatu Mara Amana Mara a Crook, A Robber and a criminal?

          Yes, he is. The evidence and data supports it.Look at the list below through the grape wine…

          Some bad news on the way for Mara and their cronies..through the grape wine…

          Not only tyrannical Mahinda but even his corrupt minions in the queue will not get nominations : President Maithri re -confirms!

          President Maithripala re affirmed and re confirmed that Medamulana Percy Mahendra Rajapakse who only deserves an ignominious place in the Guinness book of records as the worst liar and tyrannical ruler in the world responsible to disgrace and degrade the country on an unprecedented level will not be granted nominations . Even those minions who are propping and prodding him will not get nominations , said President Maithripala who was steered to victory on the 8 th of January by the people who risked their lives to accomplish that for Maithripala and elect a government of good governance. It is a pity even now the deposed people discarded ex president who is considered by one and all as fast gravitating towards the grave and a spent force is despite his acute senile decay mentally and physically is engaging in most treacherous manipulations to wrest nominations from president Maithripala.

          The president gave this unequivocal confirmation when he met with the leaders of the people’s forces today (noon) who were ready to sacrifice their lives to earn him victory on 8 th January.. The president met with these patriotic forces at a venue that cannot be disclosed.(Names of the leaders who participated shall be revealed later )

          Following a lengthy discussion , the president has stated in no uncertain terms that not only Mahinda , even those minions who are queued up behind him , the notorious corrupt crooked scoundrels who were responsible to devastate the SLFP party will not be given nominations.’ ‘Even if my hand is severed I shall not grant nominations to the corrupt’ were the words used by the president.

          Accordingly, the following :
          Mahinda Rajapakse
          Namal Rajapakse
          Basil Rajapakse
          Mahindananda Aluthgamage
          Dilan Perera
          Sajin Vaas Gunawardena
          Rohitha Abeygunawardena
          S.M. Chandrasena
          T.B. Ekanayake
          Duminda Silva
          Mervyn Silva
          Lakshman Vasantha Perera
          Dhanasiri Amaratunge
          Jonstan Fernando

          are the corrupt politicos who will not be getting nominations under SLFP.

          It is significant to note that Susil Premajayantha the UPFA general secretary , even though is a bootlicking shameless stooge of the Rajapakses , he has no powers to sign for the nominations alone.In the circumstances , his statement yesterday that all the parliamentarians will be given nominations is based on his day dream.

          Desperate and dejected Mahinda who got wind of this is now frantically seeking to take refuge in Dinesh’s MEP party and its symbol , the wheel , or Wimal Weerawansa’s NFF party and its ‘panchayudha’ symbol . He is now having discussions on this.

          At the same time , according to the memorandum of understanding signed between president Maithripala and Ranil Wickremesinghe , anybody who is not granted nomination under the SLFP will not be given nomination under the UNP too. In any case , the UNP executive committee and Ranil Wickremesinghe have already decided that nominations shall not be granted to politicos facing charges of corruption.

          6.2 million people rallied together to bring about a decisive change in the country successfully .Today this number has risen phenomenally – not diminished.It is the people’s apirations and cherished aim that the government shall be anti corrupt , development and good governance prone . No mafia boss , no godfather , no selfish opportunistic or thug of a ruler can oppose this force.

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            Dear Demented Mr. A”mara’siri

            Don’t use words like tricking….shows that you are uncouth and running scared. I am a fellow Sri Lankan living in Sri Lanka who supports Pres Rajapakse as a leader And the truth that you seek is here, please read on, never mind your jaundiced views and warped common sense. I have responded to your earlier post that you seem to ignore now, out of sheer cowardice

            1. Converted rule of law into jungle law.- Batalanda Torture Chambers, Live Cremations 2. Converted parliament as the meeting place for criminals, drug dealers, murders. Too many to list those members form the UNP here, just think of all the clean politicians in the UNP 3. Sponsored BBS to attack mosques, churches, Christians and Muslims. -Why did Mahinda miss the tamils? Because every successive UNP regimes and their thugs have done that to Tamils in 1977/1983 4. Gave freedom to Thugs and underworld criminals. Gonwala Sunil included 5. Those who raised voice against corruption were abducted, torured and murdered. Under the guise of JVP such pogroms were common under the UNP 6. Converted SLFP as a party for Mahinda family only. Converted UNP for FRCS (Former Royal College Students) or those kitchen cabinet members 7. Joined with international criminals to export illegal weapons to terrorists. Handed over container loads to LTTE, here at home 8. He spent billions on posters advertising himself. Well, whose picture do we see now in Colombo on billboards 9. Even after people rejected him, he still wants to come back to power to take revenge the people who voted against him as he assassinated those who raised about corruption. _Talk about rejection 23 not out is it?? He’s had more chances than even Jehan Mubarak 10. He is a danger to democracy, peace and true Buddhists- Ranil or Mahinda- Mirror mirror on the wall, think of UNP inter party democracy, his behaviour in the parliament, FCID etc etc Even A”mara”siri can be enlightened I believe, unless the dementia is far more advanced. Anniccawata Sankara

            Mr A’mara’siri Do respond to this please , otherwise I’ll have to send you a set of female garments (like King Dutugemunu did to his senile father) If you don’t I’ll probably excuse you any way on account of dementia and senility

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        Amarasiri is the name that appears in response to every co;umn that appears on CT.what ever his true identity is, this man must have much money at the rate of Rs.1600/- for each abusive unpatriotic comment he makes. Surely, this must be his livelihood.

    • 2
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      Mahinda Tsunami is thousand times worst than any other tsunami.
      We need to be thankful MY3 led coalition to have defeated him .. actually

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    Chandrika may not have involved in corruption so is Mahinda Rajapakse.

    One must engage with Mahinda to understand who he is. I have absolute confidence he would not have nicked a cent improperly.

    Of course, the thieves around him made the most and he earned the bad name.

    If he is elected he will not work with bad guys. He will prove him a corrupt free national leader.

    I have so much confidence in him. If he is elected, I and my life partner will help him observe good governance practices to British standard.

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      are you day dreaming. Where have you been all this time. High on some drug????

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      NIRMALAn

      “Of course, the thieves around him made the most and he earned the bad name.”

      You wrote MR was a good leader. Now you say he was surrounded by thieves.

      Make up your mind. Is he a bad leader or a thieve? Many of us believe he is both.

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        Pot Shot and Native Vedda

        You both are off your tracks. Please be patient.

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    That Supreme Court verdict was by Sarath N.Silva; Generally referred to as the Silva court verdict.

    Most probably like the Helping Hambantota case it must be flawed.
    This guy Sarath N.Silva got close to the SLFP due to Lakshman Jayakody MP,Gampaha in the old days.

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    Dear NIRMALan,

    Anyone who show blind eye to robbers and robberies are too dangerous for a society than the robber, if that anyone is a state leader why is he so ignorant. Don’t you feel that anyone is as well in that. Madam Chandrika never involved in corruption and Waters Edge issue was cooked up by your own good governance candidate if elected, best wishes for it

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      Vetmahadeva

      Are you saying Margerat Thatcher and John Major should be blamed foir various financial scandals during their terms in office. Do you blame Tony Blair and Gordon Brown for MP’s abusing the financial privileges excessively.

      Robbers are indeed dangerous for the society and they must be caught and jailed. If the leader is accomplish then he should go with them.

      But Mahinda is a clean man. When he is elected he will wage a war against crooks and culprits and defeat them like he defeated the LTTE.

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    These “Statements” by no lesser person than the President go to prove that our country is “Deprived” of installing “STATESMEN” to high positions in Governing the country. To say the least this President should have remembered the PUNISHMENT(a fine of Rs. 200,000.00) given to her by our Judiciary. One of the accused in that case was “installed” by our ex President to a high position to “Head” our Ministry of Finance and Treasury. Such are the TYPES of Presidents we had and this President must not forget that “January 8, 2015” struggle the 6.8 millions of people STAGED was to bring about a “CHANGE” with all ingredients of your own Promise of YAHAPALANAYA.

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    My overseas mates tell me that the Madam even [Edited out]

    And she has[Edited out]

    The CB Boss then wouldn’t let you transfer any LKRs then, even for migrants to take with them.

    How did the Madam afford to pay for them?.

    Now someone says sh was fined LKR 3 Mil by our SC. for selling Athlukotte Marsh Land to friends at mates rates.

    Was Mohan Peiris the CJ then?.

    Wonder what happend to the Block of land which she got in her name in Kurunduwatta ?.

    I mean 20 or 25 acres there must be worth big bucks now…

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      [Edited out]

      Vanii Gamaya is lying through his Bolla teeth. According to Gamaya, this queen is more pious than Mother Mary.

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    Sirisena has no self respect. His side kicks are liars such as Rajitha, Senaratna, Champika Ranawaka, Arjuna Ranatunga, Sobitha and Rathana . It is no surprise that this man Sirisena has the audacity to and shamelessness to state that Chandrika Kumaranatunga was democrat and was honest. Supreme court judgements against her for corrupt dealings are bare facts. How she ruled by mob rule is public knowledge and is well documented in the book ‘Choura Rajini’.
    This is why neither Chandrika nor Maithree dare address a public platform.

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      This means Rajapakshe has reacted with all respect and dignity ?

      Or you just add your thoughts only because you are no difference to those guillible, gawky people – who are the target of Rajapakshes for their politicial survivial.

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      GIG.. Unfortunately there are many people who wants to believe MS – MS is a spineless person and worship Bandaranyakes and now Ranil and the clan
      I cannot believe how this person can be genuine if he says CBK is uncorrupt and unpatriotic

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        what matters is the level of courrption occured within a Presidentship.

        If you are honest -to you… you may decide it properly.

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    Choura Rajini was written by a lying scumbag Victor Ivan who is now himself caught robbing money. Water’s edge verdict was obtained during the reign of the greatest ROBBER and MUDERER’s regime when verdicts were dictated from temple trees and the Bandaranaike’s were harassed to the maximum. These are the facts which most mudsligners who cannot and will not look at with objectivity.It is about time that the public was told the truth. Even if CBK is tainted this pales into insignificance when compared to the monumental robbery and destruction wrought on the state by the previous scoundrel. This sad pathetic moron at the age of 70 cannot sit down and mind his own business after being defeated out of fear that more and more of his sordid doings will come out and you go calling CBK corrupt!!

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    I think almost all politicians, except for a very few, have robed the country since independence. Some of the infamous examples are

    Chandrika – Sri Lankan Deal with Emirates, Waters Edge etc

    Ranil Wickramasinghe – Treasury bond

    Mahinda & family – Less written the better

    Sir John Kotalawala – It is written that he never had money to buy shoes when schooling. However he died like a King.

    SWRD Bandaranayike – It is said that he mortgaged his residence to contest elections in 1956. But nobody mentions how he earned money to settle the mortgage with a PM’s salary in 1956.

    Probably Dudley Senanayake, Sirima Bandaranaike & JR Jayawardhana were the few exceptions.

    This is the saga of politicians in Sri Lanka since independence. In spite of being a predominant Buddhist country, THE POPULAR CULTURE IN SRI LANKA THAT CHEATING IS AN ACHIEVEMENT (In contrast to an UNACCEPTABLE SIN elsewhere such such as in Japan & the West) has not helped.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

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      You may be right.
      At the time Srilanken Airlines were JOINED with Emirates, they earned billions, but since Musalaya – Rajapakahse tried to run it by his regime own… only lossess of billions were accumulated.
      Rajapakshe always made billa concept oout of anything to paint it in favour of them. Today, looking back I feel – Srilanken airline was run by Emirates but to a manner it was a deal between lanken then regime and Emirates.
      As it is the case with THE Last election.. in which Rajapakshe made it very clear, if he would be defeated, Geneva would harm the lanka…. (billa principle), he abused all these issues through their kind of media machinerieis.. to stay in power. Even today, those stupid folks feel.. that Rajapakshe is god for them to have gotten srilanken back from Emirates. AS ONE WHO fly by Emirates ( world s one of th epowerful airlines), I feel.. srilanken airlines should have connected to those giat airlines if we need to bring profits to the country.
      Meeharaka has painted it abusing the vulnerable folks since they are his voters for his political survivial. Most disgusting politician of today srilanka is Rajapakshe – latter is but to the eyes of the educated only.

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      SWRD Bandaranayike – It is said that he mortgaged his residence to contest elections in 1956. But nobody mentions how he earned money to settle the mortgage with a PM’s salary in 1956.

      Was SWRD’s father poor.

      Was Srimavo Poor ?

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    This man is talking rubbish becuse he now wants to hold Pandam for this corrupt woman.

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      What Pandam ?

      it s thousand times better to torch her than to torch a man whose kith and kin and everyone near to him looted the nation You should be one representing rural masses.. whose brains cells have been sucked by Rajapakshe machineries for the last 10 years. Just because his term put the stop to LTTE terrorism is not that you need to go naked for him. You buggers are doing a great harm truly saying.

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    CBK not-corrupt….This will require a new definition for corruption..In addition to waters edge, emirates deal…what about her mansion in Egypt…no one seem to have got that…she is corrupt as you can get it. At least around MR you can pin point at some stooges who pilfered money from the nation such as his brother BR…But for CBK you cannot pin point at anyone but at her. MS should ask himself a question…was I day dreaming when I said that? MS should withdraw that statement in public as a respect for the 6.2 million voters who voted for him…..

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    CBK was never involved in corruption … ???

    I wonder how she managed to purchase property in St John’s Wood, Central London, where even a 1 bed room flat costs several million £. Was she gainfully employed abroad before she became President of SL to afford such luxury? Because even if her salary & perks as President of SL was enough to save all that money, aren’t there currency exchange laws preventing such huge sums of money being taken out of the country?

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      why not she had her daughter and son working in abroad you idiot ?
      I know guys who bought their houses in Central london – they are also medic professionals.

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        Even a idiot knows that a recently passed out medic or a vet can hardly afford property in posh St Johns Wood without a private income. For your information, it takes years of savings for an average medical professional to get on the property ladder in London.

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    This has always buttressed my argument that Dudley Senanayake was the Prince amongst men.Rs.300 odd in a Bank account on his death on April 13th 1993.

    Driving his own car a Triumph Herald for his personal needs,he did not abuse the privileges that should have been his.

    S.J.V.Chelvanayagam Q.C. was a man of similar intergrity,who threw out a Lucrative practice at the Bar,way back in 1948 to espouse a cause.

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    This President Called in public platforms Mahinda as “Maharajano”. Basil as a great gift worker and asset to people of Gampaha.Now she says Bandaranayakes never robbed?? What to belive? Chandrika said she got donations from srilankan community in London for cloths for her Children?? Political gimmicks??She harboured thugs, lot of commissions from arms purchases in a loosing War?? SB & Victor Ivern says more about Chandrika?

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    No corruption by Chandrika: Vow, Sir, did you read the book “Chaura Rejina”?
    Democracy by Chnadrika: Vow, Sir have not you met that Singer couple?

    Sir, these two words have different meanings in your private dictionary? I am confused, Sir.

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    Victor Ivan, where are you when we need you most?

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    Not involved in corruption? The curtains in her London apartment cost more than she earned in her entire presidency…………

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