23 October, 2020

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Deported Rajapaksa’s Secretary Says Won’t Sue Singapore, But Seeks Reasons For Deportation

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Media Secretary and the Chairman of the CSNTV in Sri Lanka. (www.csntv.lk) Rohan Weliwita said today that he will not be suing the Singapore Government, despite an earlier claim by the Joint Opposition that he was contemplating taking legal action.

Rohan Weliwita

Rohan Weliwita

“I am not going to take any legal action against the Singapore Govrnment,” Weliwita said in a clarification. The Joint Opposition revealed on Thursday that Weliwita had been deported from Singapore, and cited a hidden hand behind the incident.

Meanwhile in a letter addressed to the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority, Weliwita has requested for a reason as to why he was deported. “I am a renowned media personality in Sri Lanka. I have been engaged in this profession for more than 40 years. During these past years I have visited Singapore more than 125 times,” he said.

Weliwita added that he has attended the Broadcast Asia exhibition more than 15 times. He traveled to Singapore this week to take part in the exhibition.

“I treat Singapore as my second home as I am a regular visitor to your country. I have never violated rules and regulations of Singapore. I have never faced a situation like this before. I believe you will understand the embarrassment I faced at the airport where other personalities from the trade were also present. Loss of my credibility, reputation and the loss of opportunity to attend Broadcast Asia cannot be quantified. I shall be most grateful if you would kindly let me know the reason for refusal for admission and deportation from Singapore,” he said in the letter which was also copied to the Singapore High Commissioner in Sri Lanka.

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    “125 times these past years …..” my God I suspect he is referring to the 4-years since 2010, when MR reigned with impunity. May be done in disguise as an air hostess to do it so many time. Perhaps that gives him a clue as to why he was stopped. Smuggling bags of ill gotten loot?

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      Dear Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Media Secretary and former Chairman of the Carlton Sports Network (CSN) Rohan Weliwita,

      “Weliwita was deported back to Sri Lanka upon his arrival in Singapore this week, by the Singapore Immigration and Emigration officials, who initially interrogated him for over three hours, before deporting him. He was scheduled to participate in the Broadcast Asia Exhibition, in Singapore”

      “I am not going to take any legal action against the Singapore Govrnment,” Weliwita said in a clarification. The Joint Opposition revealed on Thursday that Weliwita had been deported from Singapore, and cited a hidden hand behind the incident.”

      Yes, there is a hidden hand behind the incident.

      Did they figure out you were an idiot, or moron, besides being a MaRa cronie?

      It is the low Low IQ and you being Identified as an Idiot. Remember the Average IQ of Sri Lanka is 79 and with a standard deviation of 15, the Singaporeans identified you as a Sri Lankan Idiot with an IQ of 44, as 10% of Sri Lankans belong to this category, based on the statistical distribution, and almost ALL of them are Mahinda Rajapaksa supporters.

      The Singaporeans must have been appalled, having to deal with such Idiots. Sri Lankans knew, but the Singaporeans just found out.

      Remember, the average IQ of Singapore is 108, and with a standard deviation of 15, there are not that many Singaporean Idiots with IQ of 44.

      National IQ Scores – Country Rankings

      http://www.photius.com/rankings/national_iq_scores_country_ranks.html

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        He is unloading a load of crap. He has no grounds to take legal action even if the fool wants to.

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        Nirmalan

        IQ has proved to be an inaccurate measure of human ability. Better find another method rather than beating the same dead horse.

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      You will find out about the Singapore government’s corruptions, human rights abuses, and ill democracy, if Singapore government leans towards China. The West is extremely clever when it comes to occupying moral high ground to destroy opponents. China must take a note of it and come up with a strategy, otherwise Asians can’t beat the West. China must encourage Asians to talk more about Native Americans’ hardships, Australian and Canadian Aboriginal people’s hardships to expose the West’s fake morality.

  • 21
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    Welivita, the reason for your deportation was because the clean Singapore government does not want its country contaminated with vermin.

  • 20
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    /I treat Singapore as my second home as I am a regular visitor to your country./

    Heh heh… He must have a lot of investments in Singapore!

    Visiting Singapore 125 times in the recent past? How many people can do this? Who funded his trips? Would CSN have that level of interest in Singapore? Would a Secretary of a President have a reason to go there that many times?

    I really like to see what advice his friend Professor (buaahaahaahaa) Rohan Gunarathne offered him!!

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    Don’t ask Singapore why they deported you.They are not obliged to provide you with a response.Instead ask your conscience…that is if you have one.Alternatively you may ask your God fathers Mahinda, Namal, Yoshitha and yes Rocket Rohitha Rajapaksa as well.Dont try to become a saint.Now it is time that you answer to the people of Sri Lanka for all the crime you committed in cahoots with the gang of murdreres and thieves.Infact you are one of them.

  • 16
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    Singapore is not a ‘Buddhist’ Country and the Rajapakses are not the ‘King Pins’, so there is no reason for Them to exercise Meththa!

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    He has visited singapore more than 125 times !
    If on each visit he spent a minimum of Rs. 100,000(including air fare) that will come to a staggering amount.
    He is a rich man. Why is he then doing such a low job like serving a man like Mahinda Rajapakse ?

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      May be he is doing this low job because that is the man who helped him make all this money.

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    He He HEEEEEE ! All the buggers have got cold feet and are scampering away with their tails between their legs like the proverbial mongrel. Just imagine what would have happened if Welwita , the JO, and the Rajapakse clan had gone ahead with their earlier “contemplation” of suing the Singapore Government. They would have ended up like squawking,unfeathered,decapitated, skinned Chicken ! This is what the Sri Lanka Govt should have aspired for, to deal with this type of bloody scumball; what a different environment we would have had. Bloody shame on our Govt.

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    I am not going to take any legal action against Singapore Government.
    But I send a letter to Singapore Immigration more details about my deportation.
    Why cant comment people about my request.
    All people can hit me,Why cant they
    understand truth.
    1.I have my invitation VISA letter
    2.Hotel booking
    3.Two Way Conform Air Ticket (SQ)
    4. SGD 5500.00 in my pocket.

    Rohan Welivita
    No.32/1,
    Averihena Road
    Polhengoda
    Colombo 05
    Sri Lanka
    My Mobile- 0094774054198

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      Surely, after the many hours of questioning you must have some idea about why you were deported?

      Money-laundering, perhaps? Maybe the Singaporeans are anti-jailbirds-out-on bail staying in their country!

      In any event, when you were informed you were being deported you would have been given the reason by the Singaporean authorities. If not, why wait until you got here to make a song and dance about being “embarrassed”, etc?

      Now wait for the local verdict on your charges – and remember, ‘Karma is a bitch’!

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      Mr Rohan Welivita,

      Singapore government and Good governance leaders all are under the influence of the Western Power. The Rajapaksas and their friends are target, because you all are friends of China. The good governance leaders will continue to destroy the Rajapaksas and their friends with the help of the West, but you have to play wisely to survive till the next election. When MR was in power he never sold other Sinhalese or Tamil leaders to foreign power to become president. That is why I like Mahinda Rajapaksa, Tamil diaspora and good governance leaders are so cheap, because they sell their own people to foreign power to have money, power and fame. Sri Lankans are very resilient people, they have defeated cheap diaspora and they will defeat cheap government in due time.

      Tamils mercilessly gunned down each of their group members; and assassinated leaders and intellectuals far more than any other terrorist groups in the world. However, now days they are playing victims cards, partnering with their Western Masters who supported indirectly the Asia’s longest brutal civil war.

      More than one million people were killed in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. But no-one was held accountable for those innocent people’s deaths. However, the West is keeping the records of others and exposing them to the world, in order to occupy the moral high ground. The Western Countries will never admit their atrocities; if they do then they can’t keep themselves on top.

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        Anty stupid peter,
        Get a damn psychiatric help. look like u r bright brain no coordination between u r fingers and u r brain. I wonder why whole world not welcoming u….

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          I am not stupid, you are the one. Because you are the one go behind the West and India. You are the one conducted the Asia’s longest brutal civil war, but got nothing out of it. You helped the West and India to achieve the Western and Indian interests. Fool you have been use by the West and India, but you don’t understand what is going on, because you a bloody idiot.

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      MR ROHAN…VISA card statement is NOT an invitation letter… or a visa letter..
      Moreover one doesnt need an invitation letter to enter Singapore so long u have a valid passport with more than 6 months to expiry date along with a return or onward confirmations plus 3rd country visas. And of course. Liquid cas NOT. Credit cards…..one can easily. Get entry to Spore…

      Hmmm 125 trips to singapore within a couple of years sounds so wrong…..FCID…now that he has let the cat out of the bag…u have a very interesting investigation….grill him to the core as to why that many trips? Who paid for tkt n accomidation…were any trips his personal….check his name against shell companies in Singapore….If need be get help from Panama papers…..THIS MAY BE THE LEAD THAT WAS BEING SOUGHT TO IDENTIFY MRs WEALTH STASHED OVERSEAS…. seems like a blessing in disguise for SL…

      Btw…ur English sux. For a CEO of a media outlet…n a media secretary to a President…now EX prez

      Why do u publish 2 sets of numbers 1 Sri Lankan n the other 0084 is from Singapore? Trying to potray urself as Mr. Clean?

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      Why do u publush 2 sets of ur numbers? To poyray urself as Mr Clean?

      Why do u publush ur phone numbers? To potray urself as MR clean? Digits startung with 0084…is that yr singapore

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      Rohan Welivita

      “All people can hit me,Why cant they understand truth.”

      So What is the Truth?

      How did they figure out you were an idiot, or moron, besides being a MaRa cronie?

      It is the low Low IQ and you being Identified as an Idiot. Remember the Average IQ of Sri Lanka is 79 and with a standard deviation of 15, the Singaporeans identified you as a Sri Lankan Idiot with an IQ of 44, as 10% of Sri Lankans belong to this category, based on the statistical distribution, and almost ALL of them are Mahinda Rajapaksa supporters.

      The Singaporeans must have been appalled, having to deal with such Idiots. Sri Lankans knew, but the Singaporeans just found out. Finally after 125 trips at sri Lanka’s Tax Payer expense to hide Mahinda Rajapaksa’s stolen billions.

      Remember, the average IQ of Singapore is 108, and with a standard deviation of 15, there are not that many Singaporean Idiots with IQ of 44.

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      Oh, no no Mr.Walivita you must sue Singapore Govt. for not allowing you to enter in to the Country. Before that you must seek advise from good Professor, G.L Peiris. We still remember how he successfully sued European Union for forfeiting GSP+ tax concession. He was successful in arbitration in Hedging deal and again suing E/U for banning fish exports.

      Now a days Professor is not busy and you can see him at any time. Also you can get legal opinion from former CJ Sarath Nanda Silva, magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya, Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratna and Thilina Gamage. Don’t forget to consult Wijedasa Rajapaksha, Shiral Laktilaka and Wajira Abewardana before taking any action against Singapore Govt.

      Good Luck Mr.Walivita

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      You were deported because you have a contagious disease which is CORRUPTION. You contracted the deadly disease from a nefarious person who himself is very ill with it. Singapore does not want you to spread the disease so you were deported. Physically you look very ill as this may be the final stages of the disease. Very soon you will have to isolate yourself to prevent the disease from spreading.
      There is no cure. Only cure is when you RIP very soon.

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      I suspect the reason for deportation being That you were behind the bars for money laundering.

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      Medamulana English??

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    I visited Singapore 125 times since 1983 ( Duration 33 years)

    Rohan Welivita

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      Lucky you!

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      125 times to Singapore on Business Class courtesy of Jarapaksa and Company. Stayed in Singapore at Desker Road and Geylang.

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      /I visited Singapore 125 times since 1983 ( Duration 33 years)

      Why did you have to do that, mate? Who funded the trips? What was the net benefit you have had from those trips??

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    Why the Rajapaksa administration which has eliminated the most ruthless terrorist group has been constantly under attacks?

    Let’s talk in perspective.

    Where were those Tamils who have been accusing the Rajapaksa administration for mismanagement when the Tamil armed groups mercilessly gunned down each other group members; and assassinated leaders and intellectuals far more than any other terrorist groups in the world?

    Do the Westerners have the right to point finger at the Rajapaksas?

    he Western Countries are the masters at occupying the high ground, and translating it into great power. In their hands morality becomes a weapon, they wield to attract attention to their cause while distracting attention to others. They make such a show of moral superiority that the others feel ashamed to disagree with them. The Western Countries have killed millions of innocent people, yet they present themselves as moral superiors. In fact, the British knew the meaning of democracy and human rights from the 12th century, but they never practised it while killing millions of innocent people to takeover others’ homelands and resources. They are free to do whatever they want, by waving their magic cards so called “democracy and human rights”. In fact, the Americans, Australians, Canadians and Kiwis do not even live in their own country. If that is the reality then how can they talk more about democracy than others?

    The Spanish took part of South America, the Dutch and Portuguese took part of South America and Asia, the French took Africa, and the British took most parts of the world. Millions of innocent people were killed by the Westerners. More than a hundred million indigenous people were killed in Australasia and North America. Twenty two million Africans were killed during the slave trade. Fifty nine million Indians were killed by starvation while the British rulers were sending India’s food to the United Kingdom and Europe. Furthermore, more than one million people were killed in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. But no-one was held accountable for those innocent people’s deaths. However, the British and the Americans kept the records of Nazi Germans’ atrocities in detail, and exposing them to the world, in order to cover-up their own atrocities. The Western Countries will never admit their atrocities; if they do then they can’t keep themselves on top.

    The Western countries are extremely clever in disguising their ulterior motives and dirty tricks. The Western Countries’ core focus in the Middle Eastern countries is oil, not democracy or human rights. It is all about exploiting others’ resources and keeping others under them. According to the Independent newspaper of London, Britain discussed plans to exploit Iraq’s oil reserves with some of the world’s biggest oil companies five months before it joined the United States by invading the country in 2003. Citing previously secret documents, the newspaper said at least five meetings were held between British officials and BP and Royal Dutch Shell in late 2002. BP privately said to the British Foreign Office that Iraq was “more important than anything we’ve seen for a long time.” The documents were obtained by the oil campaigner Greg Muttitt, author of the new book Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq.

    “Mr Blair famously said in early 2003, ‘The idea that we’re interested in Iraq’s oil is absurd, it’s one of the most absurd conspiracy theories you can imagine”. While he was saying that, there was an internal secret document revealing the British strategy to exploit Iraqi oil, and it said, “Britain has an absolutely vital interest in Iraq’s oil.” The West can’t fool all the people all the time. The Americans, Australians, Canadians and Kiwis don’t even live in their own country, but they are very good in preaching democracy and human rights to occupy the moral high ground, in order to rule others. For your note Asians, Arabs, Africans, Europeans including Russians and South Americans all live in their own countries, but the preachers of democracy and human rights are occupying others’ homelands.

    • 9
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      Acharya Gunarathne… Since when you have become Antany Peter??

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    There is a saying :

    “When you sleep with dogs you get up with fleas”…. go figure chum.

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    Singapore is far better country than most of the Asian countries when it comes to corruption. However, it has its own mismanagement. When I was in Singapore I managed to talk to blogger Roy Ngerng about the issues with CPF. I heard some interesting issues as an Accountant. Therefore, I had decided to do some research on Singapore’s CPF. Here is my findings…

    The CPF is taking care of the Singaporeans’ retirement funds. The government has been using the GIC and the Temasek Holdings as channels to invest the Singaporeans’ hard earned money. However, the GIC’s governance is shocking. According to July 2014 management structure; the GIC’s audit committee’s chairman CHEW Choon Seng and audit committee members also members of the board of directors. They are auditing their own actions; it is a serious breach of public trust. And also Investments strategies Committee Chairman, Investment Board Chairman, Risk Committee Chairman, Human Resources & Organization Committee Chairman, and International advisory board Chairman also members of the board of directors.

    First week of July 2014 the GIC has re-arranged its management structure, but its accountability and reporting openly to the public remain to be seen. What we want see is GIC becoming a public company. I have asked for an appointment with the GIC representative to verify few things, but no reply. I have also asked the GIC and Temasek to forward their recent financial reports to me for a review, but no reply. I really tried hard to get more information on Temasek Holdings, but no reply.

    The GIC is a private company; it has been set up this way to minimize the public scrutiny. It is a huge advantage for the directors; literally they can do whatever they want. The GIC is not compelled to do the auditing by an external auditing firm. The GIC’s Chairman is Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and the board of directors are government ministers. Every company in Singapore must appoint an auditor. But public company’s accounts have to be audited by an external auditing firm. Appointing an auditor by the board of directors, and paying lots of money to the auditor to turn a blind eye, in order to accomplish their selfish motives will not work with the public company.

    The public company accounts are audited by the 3rd party auditors. Eventually,the wrong doers of the public company will get caught, but the wrong doers of the private company won’t get caught that easily. I never thought the company which take-cares of the Singaporeans’ retirement funds registered as a private company, instead of public company. In fact, I was shocked when I found-out that the GIC is a private company. Please read the details below to find out the reporting and accountability difference between the private company and public company.

    Obligations of an Exempt Private company; GIC is an Exempt Private Company.

    Exempt Private Company: An “exempt private company” means:
    (i) a private company in the shares of which no beneficial interest is held directly or indirectly by any corporation and which has not more than 20 members; or
    (ii) any private company, being a private company that is wholly owned by the Government, which the Minister, in the national interest, declares by notification in the Gazette to be an exempt private company.

    An exempt private company is exempt from audit requirements in respect of a financial year if its revenue in that year does not exceed S$5 million.

    Requirement to Lodge Annual Return

    (i) Every company must lodge an annual return with the Registrar within a month of its annual general meeting which, in turn, must be held no later than 18 months from the date of incorporation (in respect of the company’s first annual general meeting), or 15 months from the date of the last annual general meeting. The accounts laid at the annual general meeting must further be not more than six months old.

    (ii) The Registrar may, upon application, extend the 18 months, 15 months and/or six months referred to above.

    (iii) A dormant or exempt private company may lodge:
    (1) its unaudited profit and loss accounts and balance-sheet, or consolidated accounts and balance-sheet: and
    (2) a statement by the directors:
    (aa) that the company is a company that is referred to in Section 205B as at the end of the financial year;
    (bb) that no notice has been received under section 205B(6) of the Act requiring the company to obtain an audit of its accounts for that year; and
    (cc) as to whether the accounting and other records required by the Act to be kept by the company have been kept in accordance with section 199 of the Act.

    Obligations of a public company

    Earnings expectations

    – Increased pressure to improve growth pattern and maintain profitability
    – Shareholders’ expectations can create pressure on management to perform

    External commitments

    – Disclosure of information and additional compliance requirements, including external 3rd party auditing.
    – Highly distracting and time consuming due to need for periodic reporting and investor relations
    – Corporate governance requirements include business process improvements and non-executive directors’ oversight

    Dilution of controls
    – Limits on management’s freedom to act, including need for approval of board of directors or shareholders on major decisions
    – Potential loss of control and privacy since there is a need to reveal highly sensitive information in public reports.

    I had obtained private and public company regulations under the Singapore laws from the Deloitte and KC Partnership in Singapore.

    About the author. I have a business degree major in accounting from RMIT Melbourne, Australia; and have been working as an Accountant/Financial Controller for more than ten years. Auditing, Financial reporting, Taxation, Strategic Planning, Policy Development and Implementation of Internal Control, Optimizing the Efficiency of Operations through accurate budgeting and forecasting, Cash-Flow and Working Capital Management are highlights of my professional skills.

    I am also a part time investigative journalist/human rights writer.

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    Of course you can’t sue Singapore.
    You are seeking reasons?
    Surely you know and everyone knows the reasons. Don’t we?

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    Ghost of the former regime has come back to haunt now:

    During the Rajapakse regime, Australian and NZ senators who arrived on diplomatic passport and obtained the correct visa before arrival were detained and ‘sent back’ home. Another MP from Canada who arrived on a diplomatic passport suffered similar fate during the former regime. None of these people threatened to sue Sri Lanka (at least that is what I recall)

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/lee-rhiannon-jan-logie-released-after-being-detained-in-sri-lanka-20131110-2x9v4.html

    This guy who arrived on an ordinary passport, threatened to sue the Singaporean government and later withdrew his idea, when he found out he does not have a reasonable prospect of success.

    Deporting foreigners with diplomatic passport and asking Malaysia to deport Sri Lankans for political reasons were Rajapakse’s tactics. When people are investigated for criminal offense, Singapore Immigration has the right to deny entry at their discretion.

    This is simply former regime’s ghost returning to haunt them

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      Even the former foreign minister of sweden Mr Carl Bildt was denied entry!

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    Singapore must be dancing with relief knowing that Rohan Welivita is not going to sue them. He must be deluded with self-importance once with the backing of the Rajapakses but thankfully no longer.

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    So joint opposition as usual created a story. Now Rohan Weliwita has clarified the matter and exposed the JO.
    Will this lead to Wimal Weeravansa coming out with all the details of 125+ trips Weliwita made to Singapore ?

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    Now that they know you were swindlers in the previous regime and you are involved in a money laundering case in Sri-Lanka They may have not want to allow such culprits in their country .I am sure the others involved too will be deported if they go there, people like Yositha, Nisantha & Namal

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    Being in jail for money laundering is the reason for deportation. You don’t need any explanation for that! Sorry sir, Singapore govt won’t give a rip about your letter. You will never step into the pearl of the orient again!

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    Thieves and ginniepigs who looted the country along with the Rajahoras. Good luck with the crash landing. #onlyinsrilanka

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    Rohan Weliwita Do you see how people react to culprits on Social media . Singapore did the same to you . Many other countries will do the same which is the right thing to do

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    Please dont hit me and MR with out your real name and your contact details.
    We have face. But you dont have face.Please come out with real face like Mr.Antany Peter.
    He gave me his mobile and all contact details.

    Rohan Welivita

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      Mr. Weliwita ,

      “Please dont hit me and MR with out your real name and your contact details.”

      May i ask why ? why do you want to know the details of the commentators ? Remember that dreaded one way white van ride which your former/current boss had been operating to silence his critics ever since he came to power ? Do you want to recommence that cowardly action again through a proxy ?
      Listen mate , try to get the message , that is what mattes .

      “We have face. “

      of course you did , that was long time ago , not any more .the whole Mafia family and his close stooge’s real faces have been unmasked and will continue to do so .

      “But you dont have face.Please come out with real face like Mr.Antany Peter. He gave me his mobile and all contact details.”

      Who is this nutjob Mr.Antany Peter of yours ? i refuse to read any of his west bashing/Mahinda praising single sided lunatic, boring comments ,as a matter of fact , your buddy Peter needs immediate counselling sessions to cure his incurable illness of deep and emotional extreme dislike of west.

      PS : If you were the media secretary of former president and having 40 + years of experience , then your level of English should have been above the average , but in reality , your written English is far below than an average Joe ! re-read all your comments and see as to how many basic grammatical and punctual errors are in your comments. shame on you Mr Hot shot !

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    I hate money laundering. In any case Singapore is not the place for that – Seychelles, Dubai and Cayman Islands are the safest. I admit going to these countries so many times. Seychelles and Dubai are the safest. I do not like Switzerland as their interest rates are lower

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      Rohan Welivita You have the nerve to ask Singapore to explain why they deported you. Your cohorts in Sri Lanka have deported people for much less. E.g. having a tattoo they did not like. Those days of waving your fists at the minions have now gone, with the demise of the Rajapakses. Count your blessing you are not in jail and stay quietly out of the limelight.

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