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CDS Ravindra Wijegunaratne Attempts To Shoot Key Witness In Abductions Case Within Navy HQ

Chief of Defence Staff Ravindra Wijegunaratne and his aides have attempted to assault and shoot Laksiri Galagamage, a Lieutenant Commander of the Navy, a witness in the case of abductions and killings of 11 youth by a Navy gang, at the Navy Headquarters today, Colombo Telegraph can reveal.

Galagamage, an officer who gave evidence against Wijegunaratne in the case, had been confronted by Wijegunaratne as he walked out of the officers mess of the Navy Headquarters, around 2 PM today.

It is believed that Wijegunaratne, a retired Navy Commander, had arrived at the Navy HQ today upon hearing that Galagamage was in the mess. The moment Wijegunaratne saw Galagamage at the Navy HQ, the CDS, the most senior serving military officer in the country, had screamed in obscene language and ordered his aide to bring the officer to him.

At this point, Lt. Commander Galagamage had attempted to avoid the confrontation by running away and the aide of the CDS had chased after him wielding a pistol. Galagamage, fearing the aide would shoot him, had knocked the gun out of the aide’s hand and rushed out of the HQ premises.

During this brief confrontation, Galagamage’s mobile phone had fallen out of his pocket and Wijegunaratne’s aide had snatched it.

When the assaulted Navy Officer went to the Fort Police Station to lodge a complaint over the assault and the theft, the OIC of the police station had come under pressure from Wijegunaratne to refrain from recording complaint.

The OIC of the Fort Police station had not succumbed to the pressure and had recorded the complaint. He had also personally visited the Navy Headquarters this evening to conduct the initial inquiry in relation to the matter.

At this point, the senior Navy officers, on the instructions of Wijegunaratne, had prevented the OIC from visiting the place where the incident took place. Unable to conduct the initial inquiry owing to the actions of senior Navy officers, the OIC had made a log entry about the incident.

Wijegunaratne is a suspect in the high-profile abductions case and has been accused of aiding and abetting former Navy officer Chandana Hettiarachchi alias Navy Sampath, the main suspect and the central figure of the criminal ‘Navy gang’.

The CID has summoned Wijegunaratne to record a statement over the abductions and killings. on November 27.

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    It has always been the President who has shielded him from being questioned. Whatever said and done we must acknowledge, appreciate and protect these fearless law enforcement officers who are hell bent on upholding the law. The events leading up to Oct 26th was a conspiracy to protect all these criminals from being prosecuted. All CT readers (and others) who support the decision to appoint MR as a pee em have not experienced the loss of a loved one due to state terrorism. If they have, they will be singing a different tune.

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      In this case, Presz of the country should be made accoutable to have blocked this guy Chief of Defence Staff Ravindra Wijegunaratne not even producing him called investigations.

      The torments of those victimized mothers not seeing their sons returned hom are growing.
      I dont think this president would be able to stay a moment after him would have been impeached to stay calm and quiet.
      Sirisena deserves it.
      Today, I heard him having added that he would never allow Ranil W to become the PM.
      So, all we those who respect demo rights request president to act in accordance with the constitution and other law and order. Just because of him being STUPID SIRISENA for his own reasons, he must not add any further LOW LEVEL public statements.
      TO this day, Sirisena s crediblity has broken all the records having him fallen to all the depths.

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        Checks and balances are working after the sacking of Bondscam Ranil.

        Wijegunaratne was protected by Bondscam Ranil and his Royal College mafia when he attacked people in Hambantota protesting the hand over of the port to China.

        Both Sira and Bond Ranil wanted him on their side. This goon should be stripped of the post and Admiral Travis Sinniah made CDS.

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      RE: CDS Ravindra Wijegunaratne Attempts To Shoot Key Witness In Abductions Case Within Navy HQ

      “Chief of Defence Staff Ravindra Wijegunaratne and his aides have attempted to assault and shoot Laksiri Galagamage, a Lieutenant Commander of the Navy, a witness in the case of abductions and killings of 11 youth by a Navy gang, at the Navy Headquarters today, Colombo Telegraph can reveal.”

      He has got the wrong target. If the target was Sirisena, who has made a mockery of the constitution, the country and the people, the traitor, Sevalaya, Mal;a-Pertethays, Psatholaya and Pachaya, Chief of Defence Staff Ravindra Wijegunaratne would become a National Hero, because Sirisena has turned out to be a Quisling.

      “Quisling” (/ˈkwɪzlɪŋ/; Norwegian pronunciation: [²kvɪslɪŋ]) is a term originating in Norway, which is used in Scandinavian languages and in English for a person who collaborates with an enemy occupying force – or more generally as a synonym for traitor.

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      Chief of Defence Staff? Huh! What a low-life! Nothing but a blood-thirsty criminal hiding nicely behind our country’s uniform. Had it been up to me, I would personally order to hang this murdering thug from nothing but his vital parts on Galle Face Green. Is there any other civilized way to deal with a man, connected with the heinous crime, this guy is accused of? Let me know. Cheers!
      PS: Queen of England, In your capacity as Head of the Commonwealth, please award a Knighthood to Colombo Fort OIC for his courage.

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      Craig,
      “All CT readers (and others) who support the decision to appoint MR as a pee em have not experienced the loss of a loved one due to state terrorism.”
      A large majority of people have not experienced the loss of a loved one due to state terrorism but a large majority of people (Demala, Muslim, Malay, Burgher, Vedda, Sinhala) have experienced the loss of loved ones or maimed for the rest of life due to LTTE terrorism. There is a concerted effort by some people, organizations and media to blow up few incidences linked to Armed Forces out of proportion and to bury one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in history of Sinhale unleashed by LTTE terrorists.
      ————–
      The irony is these guys who blame Mahinda Rajapakse for State Terrorism are keen to embrace a person who is linked to worst kind of State Terrorism simply because he is willing to dance according to their tune.

  • 54
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    This is what happens when you cloak criminally minded officers in the armed forces, with the generic accolade of a war hero!

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    This must be add with following true facts . At the time CDS reach to Navy headquarters after attending official wedding of his assistant secretary. CDS getting change his cloths inside the Navy headquarters because he is not the retired . As a CDS he can come to NAvy Headquarters anytime. At the time lieutenant commander Galagamage Laksiri who has given falls statement to CID( “Lcdr Hettiatachchi leave the country by a Navy speed boat assist by CDS “ but when Lcdr Hettiarachchi caught the CID he disclosed he leave the country by air and found his deception passport) . Was in the wardroom bar premises having a alcohol out of the bar hours 1545 ( bar hours end 1430 hours in Sunday’s ). However when CDS arrive to Navy headquarters wardroom ( officers living area where his chalet situated ) drunken Lcdr laksiri was panic and ran a away because he knows he is guilty providing false stories to CID about CDS. It’s very well cleared that CDS not involved to chase drunken Lcdr laksiri . This is totally mislead the true story.

    • 33
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      Learn to write falsehoods in pepper english

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        You should know that not all ex-toilet cleaners who join the Navy can write Sinhala, let alone English, TR.

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        I was in the busy scheduled and type with struggle mind last night . sorry about typing mistakes. ”This must be also added with following true facts . At this time the chief of the defense staff was at the official wedding and he has reach to navy headquarters to change his uniform as usual. At the same time Galagamage Laksiri was in the officers mess bar, having a drink .(Time 1545 out of offical bar hours). Laksiri almost drunk that time and got panic after seen the CDS arrival. When the CDS get down from his official vehicle drunken lieutenant commander laksiri was ran away. Because he cant face to CDS (Laksiri has givien to false statement to CID regarding one of officer left the country with the support of CDS by naval fast boat ,but finally it was proved that he has traveled by the air ).Therefore drunken laksiri ran away to kotuwa police station and reported that CDS is chasing him . This was happend really but CDS not involve to do harm. laksiri has no option now .He almost damage the military , intelligence ,tarsnish and destroyed the naval intelligence with few CID people .Now they are targetting Chief of the Defense staff with baseless stories .This is the bitter truth .”

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      Ravindra Wijegunaratne (Ajith Kumara)

      Thank you for your clarification.
      Let the cop with b***s deal with you.
      By the way are you typing with your left hand?

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        I’m waiting for you anytime with both hands

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          Ajith kumara

          “I’m waiting for you anytime with both hands”

          Thanks and no thanks.
          My family a large one and my circle of friends a large one too value my life more than theirs. For their sake I have to politely refuse your invitation, not because I am scared but because my family and friends cannot afford the ransom.

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            Dear Mr Native vedda .. As it is you are really vedda model .Please come to the topic, dont run with your sake things .you are talking out of the topic.read what was really happen. you can type anything but read what I really mentioned .

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      Leave alone this man’s problems with the English language, the very act of manhandling a current witness attempting to shoot him dead, in a multiple murder case, being defended by this guy makes my stomach turn! What kind of country have we now inherited as a result of these Grade eight politicians, from the President downwards, getting their hands on power?

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      Your story is going very well. But the climax is missing because you didn’t say how much the Fort Police OIC drank. So still why he wrote the long log is a mystery. Because of your bad mistake, tomorrow somebody else going to grab the opportunity and write a better story than yours and going to get the payment reward. Sorry man, but we have to wait for the next story.

      Can you explain if Ravindra has not chased him, why the aids chased Lasksiri Galagamage? Is it because he gave a false witnessing in the court or if that because he had drunken? Is there a CCTV video to confirm your story in the Navy Headquarters? The poor teetotaler Ravindra never saw anyone by his eyes drinking off hours is that why he asked his aids to chase the lieutenant with gun? Could you explain the Lankawe navy protocol if a navy officer seen drunken?

      • 0
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        Please read my comment again below .

        • 0
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          If your paymater asks specifically for my rating I could read it again and rate it for you. Otherwise what is the point?

          Second time you did very well.
          Thanks you!

      • 0
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        Malli,

        “Could you explain the Lankawe navy protocol if a navy officer seen drunken?”

        I can. They are helped to navigate to bed after taking a shower and brushing their teeth.

    • 5
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      This is none other than Ravindra Wijegunawardhana. My friend, You made a big mistake. You may be a big wig for MS but not for all others. We have already inform relevant authorities, Amnesty int’l, and other international counter parts about you and your behavior.I hope you may have to pay the price.

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      I was in the busy scheduled and type with struggle mind last night . sorry about typing mistakes. ”This must be also added with following true facts . At this time the chief of the defense staff was at the official wedding and he has reach to navy headquarters to change his uniform as usual. At the same time Lieutenant Commander Galagamage Laksiri was in the officers mess bar, having a drink .(Time 1545 out of offical bar hours). Laksiri almost drunk that time and got panic after seen the CDS arrival. When the CDS get down from his official vehicle drunken lieutenant commander laksiri was ran away. Because he cant face to CDS (Laksiri has givien to false statement to CID regarding one of officer left the country with the support of CDS by naval fast boat ,but finally it was proved that he has traveled by the air ).Therefore drunken laksiri ran away to kotuwa police station and reported that CDS is chasing him . This was happend really but CDS not involve to do harm. laksiri has no option now .He almost damage the military , intelligence ,tarsnish and destroyed the naval intelligence with few CID people .Now they are targetting Chief of the Defense staff with baseless stories .This is the bitter truth .”

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    CT

    Wonder if the police should investigate Ravindra Wijegunaratne’s entire career with the Navy.
    Ravindra showed to the world of Sri Lankan fascists how he would neck snap an innocent unarmed journalist in broad daylight. That was more than enough to sack him and throw him behind bar.

    Now people should know about these zealous careerists who will stop at nothing to hide their part in war crimes, criminal activities, ……. .

    A thug in uniform is always a thug indeed.

    The OIC of the Fort Police station who displayed his b***s should be aware of his fate. Hopper Sirisena would not tolerate his behaviour, hence the OIC should protect his b***s.

    • 0
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      Yes NV, we can do that if you send Arle to ‘work’ with us! Hope her parangi is cured but!

      You can sit on the varendah of the house built on stolen land and dream of Kuveni anyway.

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      Dear Native,
      I thought Soldiers are trained to Kill not to molly cuddle ..
      May be the Soldiers in your Diaspora Lands are different.
      What about your Idol Mr Pirahaparan’s Soldiers?//

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        KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

        “What about your Idol Mr Pirahaparan’s Soldiers?”

        What about him?
        As a secret admirer you miss your brethren.
        You and MR also miss him and never able to forget him, without him MR had lost important election.

        Soldiers are recruited to protect the country and its people not kill, main, rape …… them nor neck snap them like chicken.

        “May be the Soldiers in your Diaspora Lands are different.”

        Didn’t you find out from Bandula Jeyasekera?

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        Sumane,
        ” I thought Soldiers are trained to Kill ”
        Not all the army in the world!

        Specially, the Rapist Army either trained on other things or additional things. UN recognized their weapon also as Rape. And after finish their job, they plant bombs in the private parts and kill. They are one within the world’s 22 armies using rape as weapon.

  • 30
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    these are the thugs with sirisena. These fellows should be kicked out of presidents office and defense Secretariat.

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    CT was able to reveal, as per the reported story, the extent to which the CDS can go to. I thought he might have already threatened some of the politicians that he would take action of this kind if something unfortunate of this kind were to happen to him. That is my explanation as to why MY3 is pro-ranaviru. Further within forces, personnel can be made to disappear and later be declared as deserters. Those days RW had the “backing” of some top brass of the Police and MY3 did not have any. I am not the least surprised if the CDS has agreed to fill this vacuum.

  • 29
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    Till Sira is there, no one can touch Wijegunaratne who helped him in the warship affair.

  • 28
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    Now the world could see what kind of president we have, his duty is to protect the people or some people. Sirisena has lost his balance and behaving erratically. It is true, when God wants to destroy a man, first he makes him mad.

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    Ravindra Wijegunaratne always looked like a criminal beast. I’m not surprised at all. The bugger should be given the maximum punishment under the law. His patron Evil Clown Sira should be impeached and thrown in the jail without further delay.

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      Ajay: Those innocent political Prisoners of the LTTE war, suicide bombers and black tigers who did not take the cyanide capsule, must be released too

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    Why is Maithripala so interested in protecting this murderer? He is because he worked with Matihree to manage the commission he got from the ship he brought which was turned down by the earlier Navy Commander Chinniah? Maithripala is the biggest crook who has protected all the crooks and today he is trying to show he is a saint. Bull Shit.

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    In Tamil, they say “If you say one lie then you need say additional 9 to cover the first one”. This is a never ending Chain reactions of crimes, only multiplies.

    Country needs a real capacitated-statesman to pull it out this morass. It is sure the Sinhala Community, who kept its eyes open and fell into that has no named one with that quality.

    To list some,1). the economy the country is at, 2). the political mess up and tampering of Lord Soulbury’s constitution, 3).the international relationship and China’s deep entrenchment into inland, 4). the new criminality, which is natured from 1948 (Murder-rape-drugs-looting and corruption) and the officially and without protest public-mass accepting impunity culture,5). minorities’ resentment of their treatment and rights and 6). the War Crime and Genocide has arisen by the short cut techniques used to suppress Tamils. These, you can’t call as the problems the country is facing, but these Everest avalanches or tsunami waves pounding the country. Gemunu could not sleep when Tamils were only in the North. Now India in the North China in the South- then how the modern Gemunu’s living their flamboyant life happily? This beyond Nero’s action.

    As JVP’s leader Anura Kumara suggested UNP and SLFP_Slap_Party are on their secret agenda. They are out there only to fill their pockets and protect them from their crimes. The acolytes of them are loudly banging their leaders’ merits that is not existing in the real world.

    They have to hire a President of Peter Hill to run the country & rule them. At the same time, IC has to make sure Tamils have their land and rule themselves.

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    What do you expect from Wijegunaratne when the President Sirisena himself has become a law unto himself? He has broken every clause in the constitution though claiming his actions are according to the constitution. Did the constitution say the President shall appoint x as Prime Minister only if he likes his looks?

    This President has become the butt of all kinds of derogatory jokes. I feel sorry for the country which has a fake as Prime Minister thanks to the idiosyncrasies of the President. I am glad CT is doing all it can to expose Sirisena’s undemocratic and provocative actions from day one. That is from October 26, 2018

    Thanga

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    The Commissioned officers of the Tri Forcce should be officers and gentlemen and they should not behave agianst military dicipline. If the most senior officer is behaving disgracefully,he shoul be courtmatialled and cashiered from the service.This is a disgrace not only to the Sri Lanka Navy but also to the Tri Forces in Sri Lanka.

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    The behaviour of our gallant ‘ranaviruwo’.

    If all this is true & not exaggerated in the least, there is now ample proof that the alleged human rights abuses are true. These are the operators of goon hit squads of top politicians & are no better than Nazi ‘brown shirts’ / SS killers of Hitler. How much longer does it take for the gullible public who blindly support these fake war heroes to realise they are living in denial?

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    It seems all the criminals are running the country.

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    Ajith Kumara, Thank You for that wonderful story you just narrated to us (though it took me some time in getting the essence) . How come you did not end the story like most others where the witness ran and accidentally fell on his gun and died with multiple entrance wounds on his back. We will like to hear more stories from you. Do you know how those kids died???? I hear they wee playing cops and thieves (favorite child play during our school times) with a stolen gun and didnt realize it was loaded. Podi Malli, is that true??????

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      Mr Chiv, I welcomed your ideas but its not relevant for this topic ..The Root cause is with relevant culprits those who are in the jail and released for bail what you mentioned the case ,but Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne is not involved that things . Most of the people are baking for dollars and power. Thats surfaced when reading some comments . Dont forget that Admiral Ravindra is a dedicated gallant officer and he has done many things for this country during the war time even now he is against the L.T.T.E diaspora . I really respect this military leader because he is a brave man .Bitter read following link and understand what he has done for this country .
      http://www.ocds.lk/cds_biography.php

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      Chiv,
      I think there is a little too much sarcasm in your reply for it to be any good for the mentally-challenged Ajith Kumara.

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    The rot of fish called Lanka has started from the head.
    Soon Modayas will fight on the streets..temples..cinemas..super markets and all over.
    President,so called Sinhala constitution,parliament all become international laughing stock.
    How can modayas who can`t even manage an Airline run a country.?
    Is this country need a President ?
    A PM and few ministers are enough to run this cursed Island.
    Why Asgiriya ,Malwatta,Aranayaka Ayotullahs are silent ?
    Who cares
    Let us dance for free liquor.
    Jayawewa

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    Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne is a fine Naval officer that I know personally, although he is a bit junior to me in terms of age.

    A Colombo 7 product we used to affectionately call him by his nickname “Wal Aliya”. He used to be a fantastic Rugby player, a dynamic 2nd row.

    God Bless this great man!!

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    {“CDS Ravindra Wijegunaratne Attempts To Shoot Key Witness In Abductions Case Within Navy HQ”}
    This news or even a hint of it has not appeared in any other news media.
    ‘They’ still control the media, do they not?
    Signs of things in store??

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      This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2

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        DrDolittle,

        Fantastic reply. Keep going. Bravo.

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    This man in uniform did all out in support of MR attempted in rigging presidential election when he was C of S during presidential campaign .A strong MR loyalist openly campaigned and turned affiliation towards MS once he elected to secure his military future to top post and since then become hard core MS loyalist.He was instrumental and conspirator of premature dislodging Admiral Travis Sinnaiah owing to professional jealousy who is said a lost gem to the SL Navy. Sinnaiah a true officer and a gentleman with a vision and straight forward policies hardly had any political affiliation .Shielding a main suspect of killing eleven minority youths as a part of extortion racket in a post war years has been forensically proved by the investigators and not just based on Lt Cdr GL revealings.Some People sell Ranaviru belt to seek impunity for the crimes they committed and seek public sympathy after marketing Ranaviru Dadayama (War Hero hunting) aggressively is a chief attempt by criminals.Traitor cannot be a Hero ,Hero cannot be a criminal ..that is well suited for Admiral.

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    Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne is brave gentleman .Please dont tarnish his image for your personal goals. ..

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      Nishshanka,

      These minorities are the ones who are trying to tarnish the image of this great sailor. But they will miserably because they do not have the power to tarnish the image of such a great man. These internet ramblings will do nothing.

      With whose support are these minorities going to tarnish the image of his? Sivajilingam’s and Sampanthan’s? LOL!

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    Lt.Reginald..Your name too sound ,you are from minority..a minority christian.is it..??.What ever the communal line that you are going to draw…you would be too victimized in one day.beware.whether it is race or creed..Is Harboring a criminal convicted for killing innocent citizen in your term a bravery??..what a shame..I am ashamed as a sinhalese of Buddhist upbringing to see discriminating people based on their race,cast.and creed. .This land is all citizens of this country irrespective of race or religion..when the people do not get the justice to these cold blooded murders and trust on law of land how these fragile nation get united….. dont forget Navy is a Nobel institution with a centuries of traditions.It was the place diverse Sri Lankans served hand in hand during and post independence.era without any differences..It was served with many minority officers and men.The longest served commander RAdm Rajan Kadiragamar(1960-1970) one of many such people…dont take racism as a tool to justify and cover-up crimes against humanity…

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    BBC took the arrest to its World News- Asia Section.

    Sri Lanka’s top military officer has been remanded in custody, accused of covering up civil war-era murders.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46374111

    They probably seeing this as an start of those cases. But the original culprits are not in this case. This only to create a showcase to world. Of cause this was a preparation of Yahapalanaya; Yahapalanaya never would have thought of hurting him; but as Ravindra now is not a favorite of Old Royals, they too let the show business go ahead. After all, he well get out healthy after being treated at hospital for his overweight. But there was a customes confistigation of smuglling $53,000. But the Finance Minister, Old King ordered to release money.

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    I understand lots of people look at Admiral RW superficially and make decisions for polishing of RW’s boots. As a person personally know his immature and improper acts from long ago, I invite boot-lickers to analyze and justify following four case studies, which are already published, out of numerous crimes and inappropriate practices (some of which are highly confidential and sensitive in nature) he has committed during his naval tenure:

    1. He has misused Area Commanders Metal Fund, where ever he has served, and latest case was when he was working as the Northern Area Commander, he emptied all coffers, when he was leaving the area for East. No one knows what happened to non-public funds. For your information Area Commanders Metal Fund is fund established by sales of scrap metal, which is amply find in naval environments due to ship breaking activities.

    Isn’t this just for the own advantage or betterment of the country ?

    2. Can you verify all insignia worn by him are genuine? As a matter of fact, he never completed the parachute course and he still wears that. Just for your information, I hope you could remember one US general committed suicide, for mistakenly wearing a gallantry medal.

    Does this officer has that sanity? Isn’t this just for the own advantage or betterment of the country?

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    3. He was instrumental as then Commandant of Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee Cadet Yoshitha Rajapaksa, had been inducted into navy bypassing mandatory educational qualifications, was trained under special arrangements and other privileges and later to select as “Midshipman of the Year” and was awarded the “Sword of Honour.”, bypassing all the standard naval procedures. Lieutenant Y.K. Rajapakse NRX2431 underwent extensive training programs in the United Kingdom and Ukraine and Government spent Rs.22.23 million for his training in the UK during the period from January 2007 till August 2010.
    The selection of Mr. Rajapaksa as the best cadet was talk of naval training circles, however, he was offered the scholarship and was sent to Britain’s Britannia Royal Naval School (BRNC) in Dartmouth. He stayed at the BRNC had to be extended to two and half years after he failed several subjects. Later UK decided not to offer that course for Sri Lanka.
    The scholarship which was reserved for the best cadet officer in any particular batch after he or she completed one year’s training was offered to Cadet. Rajapaksa after a three-month training period, purely due to the influence of Admiral RW. Did he do the justice for 45th Intake of Officer Cadets?
    Admiral RW as Commandant of Naval and Maritime Academy, just kept quiet allowing the naval discipline to be ruined, because then his expectation was to become Commander of Navy.
    Additionally, when Admiral RW was Commander of the Navy Lieutenant Y.K. Rajapakse NRX2431 proceeded 74 foreign tours. Officers of the security forces are not allowed to engage in politics. Cadet Yoshitha Rajapaksa was also to be the owner of a private television network. These are all violations of the law. Even he was given a land plot from naval lands of radio station at Pidurutalagala for his TV station.
    Admiral RW as Commander of the navy, just kept quiet allowing the naval discipline to be ruined, because then his expectation was to become CDS.

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    4. Admiral RW backed in purchasing of a Russian warship for double the price of its actual value, through a Rs. 20 billion deal with Russia’s war machinery, JSC Rosoboronexport, despite three different committees that were appointed and respectively headed by Rear Admiral Wattewa, Vice Admiral Ranasinghe and Rear Admiral Rosairo at different stages not given the approval to go ahead with the Russian ship deal.
    Chief of Defence Staff Admiral RW took in favor of the procurement and his reason being, the requirement to protect foreign naval ships when they make a port of call in could there have been a more idiotic justification from someone of his stature and rank who may or may not have a personal interest’ in the deal?
    If the purchase of the Russian ship at $ 195 million is a foregone conclusion, and if selling the Mattala Airport at around $ 200 million is what it takes to pay for the ship, would the future generation be kind enough when judging the handling of the economy?
    This is just get his extension granted as Commander of the Navy.

    While I am hopeful of his good judgments prevailing, I am also optimistic that someone would eventually steer the country to safety and prosperity by fighting off this type of cunning saboteur officer criminals trying to hold to ransom and personal privileges and ruin the development of the country, which public is not aware of. If general public get know the real truth of these people behind uniform I do never know how much they will be amazed.!!!

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    Even though it is boosted he was appointed as Director General Coast Guard, it was an act of removing him from the main stream due to disclosure of financial misappropriation, due to which he was about to send out of the navy, by then Commander of the Navy. However later due to intermediately pressure he was sent out of the main stream as Director General Coast Guard after informing the matter to then Secretary of Defence Mr. NG Rajapaksa.

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