22 September, 2020

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CBK’s Viber Operation: Rajapaksa Castigates Chandrika

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa castigated former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga for what he termed as false comments against him (Rajapaksa) in a recent interview with the ‘The Hindu’.

MahindaRajapaksa in an obvious angry note told Bandaranaike “All I can do in the present circumstances is to tell Mrs. Kumaratunga not to allow her personal hatred for me to blind her and that she owes it to our members not to go around the world insulting and running down her own party”.

Commenting on Kumaratunga’s assertions that she used Viber to prevent calls from being monitored, Rajapaksa claimed that his government never monitored any phone calls.

The full statement;

It is with much regret that I read certain comments made by former president Chandrika Kumaratunga to The Hindu newspaper in India a few days ago. All I can do in the present circumstances is to tell Mrs. Kumaratunga not to allow her personal hatred for me to blind her and that she owes it to our members not to go around the world insulting and running down her own party.

It is with much regret that I read certain comments made by former president Chandrika Kumaratunga to The Hindu newspaper in India a few days ago. Mrs Kumaratunga is a former leader of the SLFP and a current member of the Central Committee and co-Patron of our party and whatever she tells the foreign media while on overseas trips, reflects on our party and our country. Throughout the interview with The Hindu, Mrs Kumaratunga expressed her elation and glee at being able to defeat the SLFP led UPFA government of which I was the president and she dwelt garrulously on her own role in the conspiracy. No Indian would ever see a former leader (or a Central Committee member or Patron) of the Congress Party or The BJP expressing joy at the defeat of his or her own political party in that manner.

While that alone would be cause for much shame and embarrassment for all members of the SLFP and the UPFA, some of the things that she said about our party are positively insulting. She had told The Hindu that she had difficulties in looking around for an SLFP front ranker to contest against me because “it was difficult to find anyone in the SLFP who wasn’t known to be corrupt or a murderer”. When the co-Patron and a sitting Central Committee member of the SLFP tells the foreign media that members of her own party are virtually all rogues or murderers, that reflects very badly on our party. There are ministers in the present government who still consider themselves to be members of the SLFP. How can these SLFP ministers face their UNP colleagues in the cabinet when their own party Patron and CC member goes around the world referring to them as rogues and murderers?

Besides, almost all the SLFP stalwarts Mrs Kumaratunga refers to were MPs and ministers in her government as well. I took over the party that she left behind. So her statement to The Hindu amounts to an admission that she too presided over a party full of murderers and rogues. The irony is that though no charge of wrongdoing has been proven against the SLFP members Mrs Kumaratunga hurls accusations at, she herself has been found guilty of an irregular land deal by the Supreme Court. There are many serious allegations of similar nature against Mrs Kumaratunga. There were times she had to reverse certain actions due to public outrage. Whether such a person has the moral standing to go around the world, accusing prominent members of the SLFP of being corrupt is a matter for the people to decide.

In this interview with The Hindu, Mrs Kumaratunga has also said that the SLFP led UPFA government of 2005-2015 was ‘a police state’ and that the conspiracy to overthrow the SLFP led government was hatched using a special software called Viber to prevent their calls from being monitored. My government never monitored any phone calls. If we did, the same equipment would now be available to the present government. Such equipment cannot be bought or operated privately. Once again, it is incongruous for Mrs Kumaratunga to be talking of a police state because she ran one of the most repressive governments in living memory. Members of her presidential security division were convicted by the courts for harassing and terrorising artistes Rookantha Gunatilleke and Chandralekha Perera in the presence of their own children. The doings of underworld figures like Beddagane Sanjiva who were prominent members of her security unit have been extensively reported on by the press. Mrs Kumaratunga’s transgressions in this regard are too numerous to recount here.

When I took over from Mrs Kumaratunga in 2005, there was a separate state in this country in all but name. Terrorists were ruling about a third of the country. For more than a decade, the country had seen very little development. During my tenure, I am proud to say that I concentrated on solving the country’s problems. I saw to it that terrorism was eliminated and that the country was developed. I did not spend my time persecuting my political opponents or go around the world maligning my own party and bringing disgrace upon my country. All members of the SLFP should be mindful that Mrs Kumaratunga’s statements about our party only goes to strengthen our opponents at our expense. We should be working to strengthen our party not to weaken it further.

Mrs Kumaratunga broke away from the SLFP in the 1980s and went against the party and her own mother but I stood by Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike and protected the party. Mrs Kumaratunga also worked against the SLFP and the UPFA at the presidential elections of 2005, 2010 and 2015. At the last parliamentary election, even though many people wanted me to contest from another party, I thought of the party and did not abandon the SLFP, but Mrs Kumaratunga publicly asked voters to vote against the SLFP/UPFA and for the elephant. All I can do in the present circumstances is to tell Mrs Kumaratunga not to allow her personal hatred for me to blind her to the fact that she is a former leader of the party and co-Patron and sitting Central Committee of the SLFP and that she owes it to our members not to go around the world insulting and running down her own party.

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  • 34
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    Ha ha ha! Such a sorry state of affairs after the roguish lowly Rajapaksha beggars left the scene! Feel sorry for Sri Lankan donkeys who voted for criminals, rapists, rogues and drug dealers.

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      Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

      “Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa castigated former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga for what he termed as false comments against him (Rajapaksa) in a recent interview with the ‘The Hindu’.”

      What is the big deal. You and your cronies are classified as Liars, Crooks, Robbers, Thieves and Murderers.The data supports the Earth going around the sun.

      MaRa MaRa Chatu Mara
      MaRa Mara Amana Mara
      MaRa MaRa HoRA MaRa
      MaRa MaRa Dhushana MaRa

    • 22
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      MR’s chagrin is that Chandrika had been so smart as to use superior technology to outwit him.

      It is the way of the world for cow dung age devices to loose out to the modern.

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        Barathan

        “MR’s chagrin is that Chandrika had been so smart as to use superior technology to outwit him.”

        So, it was quite easy to outwit the Meerarak, Buffaloes from Medamulana.

      • 3
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        Whatever we may say or think, CBK gave MR a real good opening !! Her revelation was childish and uncalled for.This is what we mean. A IQ problem, stupid. Its the IQ, stupid.

    • 10
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      Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

      Well, well. What is the Vibe?

      [Edited out]

    • 5
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      Good job Ranil..these to Dummies will be fighting for next five year’s. .

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      Policeman

      You have over looked something important.

      A Viper comments on Viber.

    • 5
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      Policeman,

      Here is some items to keep you occupied… What has MaRa has to say about this? The culprits are still at large.

      Will there be justice, or will there be another cover up?

      Do you think People Should Start their Own Court and Law and Order Squad, because Law and order has broken down?

      Thajudeen was alive when his car was burning

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      [Edited out]

  • 13
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    Well said Sir! This vindictive woman spreads hatred and animosity all over the world while she herself has committed proven crimes and tnuggary. What has she done to this country during her tenure as Prsiendt for ten years. Name one?

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      Luxman,

      “What has she done to this country during her tenure as President for ten years. Name one?”

      She master-minded King Kong’s unceremonious fall from grace.

      That was something. Don’t you think?

      Cheers!

      • 4
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        Ben Sinhala budhist…when will Sinhala budhist [Edited out] going to use their damn….call brain. U never use it hope never u r damn fools.

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          Jamis Muthu Banda,

          Did you brush your teeth this morning?

          Cheers!

    • 10
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      Now that you said your piece, get back to your ass service to the Medamulana Meeharaka.

    • 10
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      Chandrika is an absolute disgrace.

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        words

        “Chandrika is an absolute disgrace.”

        Is it because ‘she master-minded King Kong’s unceremonious fall from grace’ (Ben Hurling)? Worms should mind their words !

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          No.. she has ALWAYS been a disgrace.. from the tine she entered politics..

      • 2
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        She has no dignity as well. She appears in photos with Ranil, MY3 and cabinet ministers who were rejected by the people, like a Leech. Isn’t she ashamed?

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          Patriot no better than the Sri Lankan ex-pat leaches in the West living off hard working tax payer money. Think you agree with my sentiment.

      • 11
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        Policians in general are disgrace but on the top of it is Mahinda as everyone is becoming aware of today.

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      [Edited out]

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      Luxhman

      “Well said Sir! This vindictive woman spreads hatred and animosity all over the world while she herself has committed proven crimes and tnuggary.”

      Under MR’s despotic rule she lost her freedom, privacy, etc. read below:

      Chandrika writes to the President on ‘privacy issues’

      http://newsfirst.lk/english/2014/03/
      former-president-chandrika-kumaratunge-
      writes-president-mahinda-rajapaksa/26513

      “What has she done to this country during her tenure as Prsiendt for ten years. Name one?”

      Whatever she did or didn’t do, along with Ranil and Siri she has created a democratic space albeit a small one for you to type here in CT.

      Remember CT and other webmedia were banned under your bulls**t sir’s misrule.

  • 16
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    Ayyo Rajapaksa the only insult “Mattala International Paddy Stores” is enough for you at the moment. No electric chair will give that much of pleasure to you. :D :D

  • 7
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    SIR,WHAT IS OUR FUTURE STRATEGY. DO NOT GET DEVIATED FROM OUR END STATE.

  • 15
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    This bugger MR should be exposed and humiliated the world over. Balu Raja has fallen from grace and is now Complaining. Serves him right in every sense of the word.

  • 11
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    Oh my poor darling! She is naughty naughty … naughty. But do not worry too much. Even she will not be able to spoil your reputation in other countries too much, however hard she tries. It is already so dirty that it will be like dipping a used toilet paper in a bowl of urine.

  • 14
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    We the People suggest that Mr Rajapakse simply stays in his box and keeps away from the public eye for a while. Even forever. We the People of Sri Lanka know how he abused the powers vested in the executive presidency to carve out a facist regime run by his brothers, hangers-on and thugs; effectively supported by a mafia-like security detail, so the small matter of tapping into phone calls is just like a drop in the ocean of criminality that the Rajapakse regime has to answer for.

    Mr Rajapakse seems to not accept that We the People have voted him out not once but twice in the space of 8 months, and we say that even at this late juncture he should exhibit a bit of grace if not shame and retire into the sunset pending all the investigations that are being worked on into his excesses and those of his hangers-on.

    It was terrible for We the People to see how desperate the situation was with Mr Rajapakse at the helm and how relieved We were to see him being turfed out (with eternal thanks to Kendara Sumane); however, the industry of corruption and the clowns he left behind need to be worked on, so as to allow the new rulers of Sri Lanka a bit of breathing space to try and undo the mess he created before getting down to the business of re-enacting proper governance to our dear Mother Lanka.

    We the People say, “enough, Mr Rajapakse; now please go away and enjoy the remaining time you have left while cogitating on your misdeeds.”

  • 17
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    Yes Chandrika defaulted during her tenure but nothing compared to you Mr. MR. Your observation is right. The SLFP has been one party that has harboured uncultured people like yourself who were rogues and murderers. You were the worst thug of the lot. You lie in wait for such opportunities like this to paint yourself white but not all the white paint in Sri Lanka CIC , Robbialac, Nippolac and Asian Paints put together will be enough to cover the blood on yourself and family.

  • 10
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    Oh, Not this piece of shit again. Aren’t we done with this one ?

    Who came up with this crap, GL ??? Family tuition master !

  • 12
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    The essence of ex- President’s message to CBK :
    1. MR still wants to be part of SLFP and control the party by unethical ways so that he can oust CBK and Ayio Srisena within the next 2 years.
    2. Although Indian governments since 1959 have supported the SLFP lead past governments , MR’ s loyalty and dependency on China is still there and he wants China to be the Godfather. On the other hand MR only wants India for his visit to Hindu temples and Buddhist Shrines.
    3. He wants to manipulate the SLFP MPs and with their help to come back to power and groom his son to become the leader soon.
    4. MR has started to openly attack CBK and not MS or Rani. Intention is to destroy the Bandaranaykes
    Politically and at any cost.

    Remember how he fielded a Sri sena looks alike candidate to contest the Jan 8th elections. But MR couldn’t fool the majority of the SL citizens.

  • 1
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    “We the people” (minus 5%) supported you sir. Too bad about the party.

    I find it amusing that a former head of state will describe the other major political party in her country, her party, in which she is an
    ‘adviser’ as in advising people to vote against, in this way:

    “it was difficult to find anyone in the SLFP who wasn’t known to be corrupt or a murderer”

    I take it these people joined after her tenure, perhaps from another party? Some are in the new queen-size cabinet.

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      Vanguard

      “I find it amusing that a former head of state will describe the other major political party in her country, her party, in which she is an ‘adviser’ as in advising people to vote against, in this way: “

      Is it because Wimala Weerawansa asserted that “Mahinda is not a name, Mahinda is a country!”?

  • 3
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    Two despotic corrupt past presidents accusing each other of massive misgovernance in public, can happen only in Sri Lanka.

    This is music to the years of citizens who escaped extreme penalties during both their regimes.

    I expected great things of the present president who had a clean background when he contested.
    But, things appear to be going wrong, what with the megacabinet and appointments of misfits as public servants, and very slow pace of unravelling past corruption and inability in standing up to the Chinese mafia who are still in control of megaprojects.

    There is time yet to salvage good governance out of the chaos.

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    [Edited out]

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    [Edited out] Please avoid typing all capitalized comments – CT

  • 0
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    Truth hurts. Lets call the spade a spade. a right cannot bring down a party but a wrong can

  • 12
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    Dear MP Mahinda Rajapakse,

    Chandrika can be forgiven for all her mistakes and sins for engineering your ouster. You were the worst anybody could have asked for. The only good thing you did for the country is to kill off an equal minded Prabakaran.

    I hope your sons don’t follow in your foot steps because the country cannot take another person with your mentality.

  • 9
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    Hora Mara never speaks the truth.

    He says we never monitored any phone calls. WHAT A BLATANT LIE.

    GOTA did all the phone monitoring for him.

    These thugs should be in a prison cell now.

    What is the delay in locking these monsters up.

    Cheers CBK, you did the right thing by kicking the Bastards out!!!

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      I second that !

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    Mahinda’s On-Again-Off-Again friend, Mr Sarath Silva said on Mahinda: “Later in 1983 during the election in Beliatte, he was accused of shooting three people. Two of them died. But one survived. So there are two murder charges and one charge on attempted murder. Mahinda Rajapaksha went to jail. But later he was released by a magistrate despite the existence of eye-witness records. All these have built his character. That is how the violence, corruption and fraud has come out at present.”

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    There is an old saying “Empty vessels make the most noise”, you seem to be proving that correct. Please remember You have been retired by the people for the people. Stay home and enjoy your retirement, at-least that way whatever little regard people have for you will not be washed in mud.

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      Oma Yang

      “There is an old saying “Empty vessels make the most noise”, you seem to be proving that correct. “

      [Edited out]

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        ?????

  • 4
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    This shameless less piece of s..t ; what does he want ?. The whole world knows his deeds when he was the President. CB cannot be thanked enough for what she has done for the country. Getting rid if this poisonous snake – was one single biggest achievement.

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      It is common in current day lanka even if you are fully wrong or behave as no other still you have masses to back you- no matter what you are doing.. latter proves the levels of education of those folks.Those candidates can gain more votes easily. For me JVPers worked diehard to achive the levels that we enjoy in the country after dawn of My3 ERA. But them to have failed to gain enough votes at this time too – is unexplainable actually. Rajaapkshe nature has been like that for the last 2 decades. They talked something and did totally opposite through their all channels.
      Just interview those voters in the town and rural areas that would go on saying only good of Rajaakshe – you will surely come out with those have no idea. No facts about anything – they just like him not knowing the realities.

  • 0
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    MR bugger should be thankful to all for letting him live this long. Maybe a white van should pay this bugger a visit one of these days.

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