21 September, 2020

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Detained With Respect – Stafford Lady Teachers Thank Qatar Police

In a remarkable act of gratitude, the three lady school teachers of Stafford Sri Lankan Doha School who were detained at the Al Saad Police Station in Doha Qatar, have submitted a letter to the Police thanking them for the respect and care shown and provided to them during their time of incarceration.

“I take this opportunity to thank you when our own Ambassador and the Sri Lankan School humiliated and harassed us” the letter when on to say.

The three lady teachers were detained at the Al Saad Police Station in Qatar, after authorities of the Stafford Sri Lankan Doha School following Ambassador A.S.P. Liyanage‘s instructions filed a case with the Police stating that the teachers were absconding.

However whilst understanding their plight, the Qatar Police officials did not have them locked up in any cell but rather detained them in one of the offices at the Police Station. The Qatari Police personnel also permitted the Sri Lankan community members to supply them with food whilst being detained.

Meanwhile with the community of Sri Lankans in Qatar finally obtaining their release, the teachers have now filed a case against Ambassador Liyanage for insulting and verbally abusing them in raw filthy language in front of many male school and embassy officials and also for unlawful dismissal from employment with the Ministry of Labour.

Whilst trusting the Qatar legal system to take its course, the submitted letter also stated “We will never forget to inform our society at large that we can trust the Qatar legal system in good faith. Nothing is impossible with good people. You Mr. Hamed and Mr. Athika was extraordinary. The driver to all Police Officers treated the three of us as respecting any teacher”.

Majority of the Sri Lankan Community in Qatar are of the hope that justice would be meted out to these three lady teachers and they will be reinstated to their jobs so that they can get on with their lives.

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Porter ASP Liyanage: Namal Puts His Foot In The Mouth When Justifying Ambassador’s Despicable Act

Sri Lanka’s Controversial Ambassador To Qatar Carries Rajapaksa Sons’ Bags At Airport

 

 

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  • 23
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    With all these commotions, still humbug Sirisena is protecting this humbug Porter Embassidor. Now he is not the President of all the people but President of some people for he didn’t care the interest and welfare of 300000 Sri Lankans’ in Qatar but only took care of his man this scoundrel Porter Embassidor.

    • 10
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      We thought the levels that SRILANKA has earned in external affairs would have become nicer once GOOD GOVERNANCE lead would start leading the country. But what is being compelled to see today is it is worsening. The bunch of thugs to have been appointed as Ambassadors was started in the previous so called regime. That was a public secret. We had all sorta of various alleged crimnals became ambassadors after perpetrating some times even high crimes.
      1) We are well aware the master mind of all these decisions lied on the previous MEGALAOMANIAC President -Rajpakshes. His party secretary was today s president. So he could not have noticed even if his speeches sound sobre to anyone to date.
      We also heard that lady – who to have not reacted for the phone calls made to her in Bleigium, as srilanken ambassador to that and several countries were recalled to show that President is bold at taking, but ridiculously to all moral levels, the very same president to stay as if he is fed with KIRIMATI in terms of Quatar all appalling levels, is beyond our understanding.
      2)In the mean time, under former most abusive President’s party secretary, Today s president of SRILANKEN republic – seem to tolerate any wrong media news in the country being released to air, when it goes to destroy UNP young ministers. No matter, the truths and facts of the handlings are aside, they the news are being tolerated by GOVT MEDIA UNITs pleasing incumbent president but making very upset the current Premier minister and his men.
      Like for example, all is clear but I dont think some news items on milk packets or others went viral in local media would have any factual basis.
      On my own research about the lanken folks living in Italy -I would say, not many are educated, most of them are just guest workers for labour fields.

    • 7
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      Suren,
      I know thi sguy ASP personally and I am against the bugger from the day one. Not for any other reasons, but his abusive nature. I am not living in the country, but while living in Europe, I travel back home several times a year.
      To tell you, I believe, his predecessor ambassador to Quatar ended up even leaving lot more disprect to SRILANKA. HisPredecessor was a professor by his academic qualifcations.
      All in all, what I believe is, lanken communities working and living those country are no educated at all. The levels of their behavours are like ones living in SOME rural areas in the country. Most I met in ITALY – are living like plantation tamils in SRILANKA: There is a place in Milano, Italy (punichi wennapuwa), there you would not believe the manner low level sinhalaya behave, but they behaves like wild animals. I once happened to argue with my italian colleagues that all srilankens would not be wild as the communities living in Italy. Italians in general have no respect to lankens, they treat them as coolies. I am a person who get on with italian professionals in London.
      I happened to meet up with dozens of lanken lads roaming in Rome city, just not having jobs.They had been brought to Italy, promising them jobs, but as is the common issue for some in ME countries, these young men seem to have lost in towns. I have got to know the situatoin in ME countries is worst. There women and men are helpless being driven away by their land lords.
      Point what I am going to convince here is, to tame those folks you also need to appoint highly corrupted personalities as leaders right ? like coconut beetles were irradicated from plantations, by introducing and another kind of bettles intot them.
      Yakkunge haetiyata wimanaya haedenne.. they the palace builders make it going by the behavours of the people.

    • 2
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      Suren

      Don’t you think this letter is the work of anti Rajapaksa, anti Sinhala/Buddhists, anti Sri Lankan, ………….. anti patriotic, … persons?

      K Godage campaigner for sedition and Paul a long term member of this forum may want to bring sedition charges against the three persons who perpetrated to have written this letter.

  • 3
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    Compliment people magnify there strengths not there weakness Foreign Workers/ Houses maid how was there problems attended in the past if the treat the embassy works abusing them in raw filthy language the way it was treated. Teachers says grade one First learn Speak after learning what you want say When you are represent a country when weakness prevail must act with courageous decision and bring benefit to the country

  • 5
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    Feel sorry for these teachers,one thing was clear you can’t straighten the dog tail as they says
    Look at the behaving one Hon minister tied the officer with tree ,the other one called the principal to kneel down,but this doesn’t stop in foreign soil,burn down the own library by the politicians with war heroes
    We didn’t leave for green pastures,these sort of circles we already bring gone through
    But one thing is clear THE CURSE IS TAKING THE COURSE
    Learn from India Arabs,Jew’s,so many ethnicities living side by side as Indians it’s not perfect but at least far better than us.
    Indra Gandhi fought against Sikhs even looked by her own body guard trusted Sikh,after all that they had Sikh prime minister,

  • 11
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    SLFP and SLPP all the bastards are same.
    From the start of pancha maha balavegaya a new set of HORU should be added.

  • 7
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    Diplomatic Charter Porter ASP Liyanage should be recalled immediately.
    he is a pain in the bloody ass. Why is silly silent on this complex issue.

  • 8
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    He recalled all staff of Austria including Ambassador as there was no response to his call. This “Gon Sillysena” is messing up in the Country and this A.S Porter Liyanage messing up in Doha Qatar. What a buffoon we selected as President. I am sure he will learn some important lesson from India because of his bad mouth.

    • 4
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      He just reacts not being consistent to any legal procedures.
      May well be the those in Austrian embassy had been disturbed by some issues on thday. But President it as to send the message across to all other diplomatic missions, he did that.
      But the very same president, is tongue tied in terms of the mad dog, Rajakshe man – Asp one another unedcuated to have been appointed to foreign missions. ASP though a business man, seems to cover the least qualifications in diplomatic services.
      His appointment is no differen tot the appointement of Jaliya Wickramsooriya -former presidents cousin’s to America in the high days of Ballige putha Rajakshe adminstration.
      All in all, I think, these men related to FORMER most abusive President are incorrigible.
      They are born to make mistakes. That is why We have already lost our faith kept on former Rajakshe man, and todays President whatever he does today.
      He is against RW publicly to send the message across nation But ther eare no valid reasons.

  • 6
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    another of siras ridiculous appointments

  • 3
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    Isn’t there a Minister responsible for Foreign Employment, mainly to look after the welfare of middle eastern workers? I am sure there must be laws in Qatar when setting up educational establishments & the process of registration or does this school come under the purview of the embassy & inside the embassy premises with diplomatic immunity, in which case, does it conform to SL education authority standards & guide lines?

    Seems to me it’s like just another private tutory giving tuition classes in SL but in this case, implied as a school for poor expats (I am sure the rich expats send their kids to international schools & not to this ‘local school’) & nobody seem to take any responsibility as to how it’s run or regulated. Is it the Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Foreign Employment (if it exists) or the Ministry of Education who should be responsible?

    What a mess. If this is the how the State does things internationally, no wonder the country is moving aimlessly with no direction & nobody seeming to be in control but acting on whims & fancies of yobs in high places.

  • 6
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    “A country gets the Govt. it deserves”. Sri Lanka is the best example that befits this wise crack. What one cannot understand or imagine is the way the politicians and the public officers are conducting themselves in discharging their sacred duties having taken the solemn oath of allegiance. What we hear in the media about the heinous financial crimes of the politicians from top to toe and ably aided and abetted by the public officers is disgusting and eyebrow raising. We can observe how the foreign Ambassadors are conducting themselves and the response of the appointing Authorities here in SL. Can we expect anything better from this type of politician who have no sympathy for the starving poor and suffering families without their basic needs? In this backdrop is it worth or meritorious in promoting any religion? I think the best precept is to love one another as we love ourselves, this simple dictum covers everything. There is no other way that we could redeem our Nation and Truth and Justice will prevail. This does not mean that we could throw overboard the accepted universal laws, no, they must be strictly adhered to. Can these comments be an eye opener to our political leaders. I have my serious doubts as they are evolved with crocodile hides.

  • 5
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    The man behind all these troubles is Kumudu Fonseka, the former chairman of the Board of Management of the school. It is the truth. The Ambassador ASP Liyanage of course handled the case very tactfully although we do not know much about him personally. He did the right thing to eliminate the corrupted management. Kumudu Fonseka and the gan, would have thought the school is one of their own property and misused the ultimate right to control over the school resources fairly.

    • 2
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      Aiman

      According to media reports, this AS Porter Liyanage has robbed all the money that the school has collected for several years.

      • 1
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        All lies . Baseless and fabricated stories without evidence. No proof to convince. Please ignore these fabricated stories and stand for the rights. Man’s party, color or politics we don’t mind. What is more important is the well being of the school.

  • 4
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    This ambassador using filthy language on female teachers is unfit to serve.
    He should be got rid of.
    But he appears to have ingratiated himself with the president and with the Rajapakse family.
    On whose side are Sri Lankans in Qatar is the question.

  • 2
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    A safe ending for the teachers.

    Thanks for Quadar Police to save & protecting three person on a life threatening situation.

    Appently Quadar Police proved, unlike Northern Police, that they don’t have an Ava Kuzhu with them to meter out their justice.

  • 4
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    The three teachers are thanking Qatar police for acting in the manner a civilized police force must.
    This is news to us because only a few of us can remember such behaviour in Lankan police.
    PS: This does NOT mean that Qatar police are angels!

  • 5
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    This porter ASP was hand picked by Maithripala Sirisena! Why on earth he picked this guy who gave his house to Mahinda and also had very close contacts with Mahinda’s family? It appears its on the advise of President’s advisers that this porter was picked up. Its time the President fires his advisers, the same advisers who recommended the turn coat Dayan to be appointed to Russia. Its on the advise of Lakthilaka who does not understand politics or diplomatic requirements these appoints were made. Same Lakthilaka advised the President on RAW trying to kill him as well.

  • 1
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    In the 2010 Presidential election a candidate ASP Liyanage of SL Labour Party polled 14,220 votes out of 10,393,613 valid votes In the 2015 Presidential candidate Panagoda Don Prince Solomon Anura Liyanage of SL Labour party polled 14,351 out of 12,264,377 valid votes. We now know both Liyanage’s is the now infamous Qatar Liyanage. In both elections Liyanage was entered as a “dummy candidate” to maximize benefits for a frontrunner (MR).
    .
    At one stage MR appointed ASP L as the SL High Commissioner for Nigeria. It came as a surprise to see ASP L as the SL Ambassador for Qatar. He has dragged our name into the gutter.
    .
    ASP L is very very wealthy. He has boasted that he never paid any tax. The elites see only money money money.
    By the way the (one person) SL Labour Party is KANGAROO. Will Australia refuse permanent resident status to a wealthy former diplomat?

  • 4
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    Kumudu Fonseka please let the school be free from all these nuisance. If you really love your school, the children and the community in Doha please don’t make commotion, unrest and distress among the students particularly. Though we are not happy of the way how the case was handled by the ambassador, we strongly adhere to the change made by him. Because the school was a fully corrupted institution since a long time under the control of one man. It was none other than Kumudu Fonseka. Please keep away from the school and let it function smoothly free from unauthorized interference.

  • 2
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    Man is not important no matter he is a porter or ambassador. If he has done the right thing let us agree with and stand for it. we feel the change made to the school is timely good and thanks for those who had the courage to do that despite too much political interference.

  • 3
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    I do agree with most of the comments above. But I persoannaly know that Mr Kumudu Fonseka not a good character too. He is also a different version of Mr Liyanagae, the Ambassador. Mr Fonseka still fights to get the power of school administration. As a independence parent , I hate his administration too. I think I dont need to talk much about Mr Liyanage, cos he was totally exposed. I know the 75 percent of facts reveled by Mr Fonseka were lies. Mr Fonseka has very good connection with media. He has enough money . He knows how to invest on media.
    My humble requets is dont let Mr Fonseka to involve school administration . Recall Mr Liyanage ..And facilitate Us to live peacefully in Doha..

    • 2
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      Well said. Salute you sir!

  • 3
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    This issue is totally fabricated biased and distorted by Kumudu Fonseka and his henchmen. The media also should get information from the right sources and analyze the case and make the readers be informed the truth before rushing with the ideas of cronies connected to the previous chairman of the school.
    Politically we are against and not happy with the Ambassador. But he had the courage to bring about the change to this school which was a long cherished dream of the educated parents of this school. For that we feel we are highly indebted to the ambassador.

  • 2
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    Existence of that character as our ambassador is a disgrace to our country. MY3 must fully take the blame for the same. He must be recalled.

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