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Dumped Fonseka Votes: Last Time Near Ratnapura Technical College, This Time Near Kalagedihena School

By Colombo Telegraph

More than 300 ballot papers of 2010 Presidential election, in which votes were cast to the common candidate Sarath Fonseka’s symbol ‘swan’  found near a school in Kalagedihena yesterday. The ballot papers were belong to the Nuwara Eliya District, says Nittambuwa Police. 

Speaking to media DNA MP Jayantha Kategoda said; “What is emerging are the ruins of a rigged election, it beats any rational person as to how ballot papers cast in Nuwara Eliya were found in a another corner of the island.”

In December 2011,  Elections Department’s former Questioned Documents’ Examiner P.H. Manatunga has confirmed that the 62 ballot papers which were marked for common opposition candidate Sarath Fonseka at the last presidential election and found dumped near the Ratnapura Technical College were originals though the government had failed to conduct an impartial inquiry into the incident.

According to the letter tabled in parliament Manatunga said he examined the ballot papers using analytical techniques such as ultra violet radiation, transmitted and oblique light. “I find that these 62 ballot papers are not photocopies. They are originals printed on security paper,” he said and added that the paper was off white in colour and each ballot paper was 38.9 centimetres by 11.4 centimtres and had the legend “Presidential Election 2010-Ratnapura District” in the three languages. He said security fibres are seen embedded in the paper whose serial numbers were mentioned in the letter.

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya then referred to this letter at the committee stage of the budget debate and said Mr. Manatunga who was now retired had confirmed that these were original ballot papers though the government initially denied it. Mr. Jayasuriya tabled a copy of this letter in parliament. “The government spokesmen said these were bogus ballot papers. Even the District Secretary denied it. But, today, the truth has come out,” Mr. Jayasuriya said.  He also decried the government’s failure to constitute the Independent Elections Commission and the Independent Police Commission.

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    Between 3.30 pm on 26th January 2010 when polls closed,and,4.45pm on 27th January 2010,the Commissioner of Elections was absent from his office,instead of supervising the counting of ballots.
    He was escorted out of his office by two VVIPs of the UPFA to an unknown destination.
    His wife and dughter too,were escorted from his home during this period by unidentified persons.
    Ballot papers were subsequently found in Ratnapura.
    Now again ballot papers of same election was found.
    This presidential election was rigged by transfer of ballots cast for Fonseka,to Mahinda Rajapakse.
    All counting agents of the former were chased away from counting centres.
    Rajapakse became – NOT elected – president by a Rigged Election.

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      These are under great leader of the nation.

      This kind of frauds have never been in our history. These bunch of thieves should be brought before the international courts. This man is born to abuse the nation. This is the biggest fraud we have ever heard. The next was the impeachment against CJ Dr. Bandaranayake, But nothing seems to be serious neither to the COUNTRY^s opposition nor MASSES of the country.

      Right at the moment, what we experience in the country is 100% Dictatorship. People are helpless.

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      General Fonseka won the 2010 Presidential election. No doubt.

      Corrupt Rajapassa clan knows this very well.

      Therefore they are really scared of General SF. The real President of SL.

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    Majority of the country still believes that SF has won the election.MR is a fraud and the people are realizing it now

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      Lion
      MR will do this – IF HE CONDUCTS THE NEXT ELECTION(!!) – ever larger scale. Ballot papers will have to be recovered outside every school. The biggest question is what can the ‘majority of Sri Lankans’ do? Nothing! 90% of nation’s wealth & power -including the military – is under his firm grip! He will massacre thousands of the majority of Sri Lankans to keep him in power. Is this what you want?

      If you want to take him out of power at the earliest the monoity of Sri lankans should peruse the war crime charges against him. We can oust him ONLY with an international mechanism or force. His due place is Hague…!!!

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        Corrected:
        Lion
        MR will do this – IF HE CONDUCTS THE NEXT ELECTION(!!) – even in larger scale. Ballot papers will have to be recovered outside every school. The biggest question is what can the ‘majority of Sri Lankans’ do? Nothing! 90% of nation’s wealth & power -including the military – is under his firm grip! He will massacre thousands of the ‘majority of Sri Lankans’ to keep him in power. Is this what you want?

        If you want to take him out of power at the earliest the ‘majority of Sri lankans’ should persue the war crime charges against him. We can oust him ONLY with an international mechanism or force. His due place is Hague…!!!

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          And may I ask what the f… is Ranilpaksha doing? I believe kissing Hitlerpaksha’s arse!!

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            If Ranilpaksa tries to be a bit smart, Hitlerpaksa will buy some more UNP MPs to his side. That’s why R’paksa thinks kissing AH of H’paksa is safer than shouting against the govt and losing more MPs from his side. The point is AH of H’paksa has become too busy….more & more people are lining up to kiss the AH of H’paksa. The AH of H’paksa should be surgically excused to bring peace, stability, good governance and law & order in this country. The AH is the only problem…..!!!!!

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      What more to be the incidents.. people of this country to continously protest and topple the most brutal regime ?

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    This proves that the election of MR as president was a big fraud perpetrated on the people of this country. Former elections commissioner is fully responsible for this as well as all the damage done by this illegal govt and president after that date. At least at this stage he should be honest and reveal the true story behind his actions on election day.

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      Being out the country but going through the all what “Justice” of this forum has added – I truly believed that they did abuse the election results. But there are many of the commentators to CT was of other opinion. So I thought the news that we get being away from the country may be not sufficient to categorically say that the MR was elected by people.

      Now no doubt, masses that believed in SF to that time – still believe the injustice he faced is the biggest ever in entire so called democratic world.

      For the masses in the country- rural villages that are the majority- no evidences, even day, would not be sufficient to grasp that they are abused by MR and gangs.

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      Can anybody write the latest about the whereabouts of the former EC ? Media can contact him directly and get the information. Even sending him exile is a worth when truth is proved.

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      If the former Elections Commissioner tries to reveal the TRUTH, one can be rest assured that he (and his family) will either go missing or get involved in a road accident! Makes sense?

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    Girl reporter threatened with deportation for asking “wheres Basil”

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      Swiss national reporter’s visa was revoked for that crime , but in the end junta had to change that decision to save the face.

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa His Excellency The President of Sri Lanka ,has been proved as a big fraudster .Evidence Shows that he has rigged the last election but became the President by force.Country is ruled by a man who lost the election by ballot,but rigged the counting. It is a shame man, you are Rogue, robber,thief,vulture and a barbarian.

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      1)MARA got the first hand news from his party members that he is going to loose 2010 Presidential elections.

      2)MARA activated all his underground thugs, used Govt.propeganda machinery…..press, TV, Radio to sling mud at Gen.Sarath fonseka and to intimidate his party supporters at election rallies.
      Govt.buildings were used as party offices to harress and to keep opposition activists under custody, and used Govt vehicles to transport Govt. thugs and intimidate Gen.Sarath Fonseka supporters.

      3)Gota used Buffalo Police officers, Armed forces heads, Rakna Lanka security thugs to cover up party goon thugs who harassed and intimidated and also murdered Gen.SF supporters and restricted them from voting.

      4)Gota also distupted electricity supply and created Black outs to rig ballot papers at some counting centers.

      5) Both Basil and Namal used Tharunayate Hetak, Nil Balakaya, and Samurdhi receipients to intimidate opposition voters, and rigged votes with the use of party leaders, supporters and govt.ministers.

      6) many Gen Sarath Fonseka Party supervisors were chased out from Counting Centers and ballots were rigged by MARA goons.

      7) Gota used “COMPUTER GILMART” to give false vote and election results.

      8) Election Commissioner was kept under house Arrest by keeping under guard protection.

      9)Basil and the party goons were sent to Singapore and other countries with suitcase loads of Foreign currency, Gold, Diamonds and jems in case MARA lost elections to seek Asylum in those Countries.

      10) MARA put the biggest Iron Circle around Cinnemon Lakeside Hotel where Gen.SF was seeking shelter for four days……then arrested him using Govt.Soldiers during his party meeting……and forcibly impressioned him…..using MARA goon Army Court Marshall Kangaroo Court.

      11)MARA REPEATED SAME GAME PLAN TO IMPEACH HON.CJ. SHIRANI BANDARANAYAKE.

      12) WHO IS NEXT………MORE TO CONTINUE…….SAME TO FOLLOW DURING NEXT ELECTIONS.

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        My question is why the many of the voters then stay cool – even if the strong evidences are there.

        I believe our people have been brainwashed not being able to show their emotions as had been in previous times. Today until they themselves meet with the problems, regardless of the problems, people^s reactions have been – indifferent.

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          The only people who still bravely challenge MARA are Tamil diaspora. I have no doubt these people will bring him down.

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          What do you think what MARA did when he put a military iron circle round Cineman Lakeside hotel for four days to catch Gen.Fonseka….the world renowned Army General and finally put him to jail. Election Commissioner was kept house arrest during Elections, Bus loads of party goons and thugh brought to intimidate opposition pary members. White vans used to abduct opponents and Julampitiya Amare’s used to kill opposition members. People were suppressed by threat and murder and Govt. Media False propeganda.

          But I strongly believe MARA’s days are numbered…….
          Next Gaddafi…….Sri Lanka style.

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        MR also organised biggest DANA to buddhist preletes in Araliva gaha mandiraya. Also he opened his biggest buffet to all Govt.party leaders, party members, Village party organisers, Govt. MPs, reporters, journalists, Police and armed personnel members during the last Presidential elections.

        Please check with the five star hotels that supplied these food.

        Signs of an absolute dictatorship……to continue…..in future.

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    Majority of sri lankans asked one question after the election. Where did our votes go?

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    Is everything happenng in this paradise of a country illegal? With half-burnt marked ballot papaers of the presidential election of 2010 surfacing in several corners of the country, at least on two occasions, casts doubts on the credibility of the incumbent government/president! Removal of a Chief Justice on the recommendations of a “kangaroo court” and the appointment of a new Chief Justice, with questionable credentials, to a legally and constitunalky non-existent position has given way for the existence of two Chief Justices, one a de jure and one a de facto. This country is now heading towards anarchy. Even nature is now against this government. Floods, earth-quakes, surfacing of skeletal remains of mass killings and burials (1988/1989?)cast the shadows of coming events. The time has come for the masses of this country to be united and vigilant so as to prevent any possible disasters, whether man-made or forced by nature.

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    If MARA could rob millions upon millions of US Dollars that were collected by various international organisations and sent to poor people who lost everything from 2004 Tsunami……and if MARA could rob that Poor peoples money……..what do you think he will not do……….

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    Comment by safa above shows how naiive the electorate of this country and last election showed how powerful the ,media as a tool of public opinion manipulation.
    We do not have independent media like CNN or Al-Jazira in Sri Lanka.
    If one remember correct the ITN/Rupavahini duo kept demonizing Gen. Fonseka by contrasting him along with Idi Amin and Hitler!!!
    The relentless attack and playing the Hiter Documentaries and Idi Amin show on these channels along with harrange of stooges 24/7 could not make the intelligent citizen to buy into that propaganda but majority was fooled.

    And then the hoi-polloi would also have bought into the belief that Rajapaksha’s WON the war not the hard earned WIN with SWEAT and BLOOD of the sons of the soil the rural poor who sacrificed their lives with the High command led ( before that cleansed off the corrupt officials who sold battle plans to LTTE) by the HERO of this Era Gen. Fonseka.

    Gen Eisenhover could have become the president of USA because the folks in that country were not gullible idiots like majority of Sri Lankans.

    Again, I will not dispute the fact there was a chance of rigging the vote even though people have not elected MR as President.

    So the lesson we should learn from all these here say about Elections commissioner being kept under custody along with the family and the duress he showed in results telecast.( it used to be in previous election telecasts were live and all the time the commissioner was present and the whole country could see how it happens).Last time all we saw were some numbers and nobody had a clue where they came from.
    Then came the stooge election officials giving charactor certificates to MR regime how election was conducted and counting was clean etc.
    Infact when somebody see MR’s face after the results were published not a winners face but a fraud’s face.!!!

    Any how here is the bottom line Folks!!!

    Whatever election that may come ( be it Provincil, Regional , General or Presidential) the regime will telecast WIN ( just repeat the process).

    To make it more ‘make believe’ Basil is hiring 100,000 dedicated cadres around the country under Divineguma funds.!!!

    So wait until it happens or do something now and get rid of the thugs!!!

    Choice is yours!!! ( and mine for sure)

    Let us get the rightful righteous leader and then the Sri lanka has true potential to become the ‘WONDER OF ASIA’
    What is unfolding now is WONDER of Rajapaksha clan.
    ( Harbours without ships and Airports without planes, doesn’t matter as the hefty cuts are in SWISS baks and the clan has contracts like digging Duyawanna Oya, Filling all the wetlands and calling them Wet Parks, selling all the valuable properties and claim them as FDI, gobbling up any business that make mone
    e,g, APPOLO, CEYLINCO, HILTON etc etc.)
    aj

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    Whilst agreeing to all the comments given by our very valuable readers, I wish to reiterate that SRI LANKA IS NOT A COUNTRY TO HOLD ANY TYPE OF ELECTIONS PROPERLY. I have stated many times that the UN SHOULD TAKE CONTROL OF ALL THE ELECTIONS. If the taxpayers could be forced to spend billions if not trillions for Lamborghinis and commissions to the politicians, why not ask the main World Body the UNITED NATIONS of which Sri Lanka is also a Member State to hold computerised elections in the future. The cost of which coulkd be borne by the Sri Lankan taxpayers. The Opposition should work for this as they will never win for a few more generations as Rajapakses have placed “APE MINIHAS” to all the key positions to rig all the future elections. I think General Fonseka, the present legal Chief Justice the UNP, JVP, TNA and all those who oppose to this rogue regime should work under ONE UMBRELLA and get the UN to hold all the future elections in Sri Lanka. I am sure all the citizens of Sri Lanka will agree to this except those who want to rig the elections. After the elections are rigged, there is no point holding protests, press conferences and crying. I too believe that Gen. FOnseka won the Presidential Elections very handsomely and the present Rogue President didn’t get even 33% of the votes.

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    UNPs Karu Jayasuriya called on the Kandy Mahanayakes in delegation recently and produced a sheaf of ballot papers in favour of Candidate Fonseka that further added suspicions on the validity – and even legality – by which the results of the last Presidential Elections were “achieved” Many people in the Ambalangoda area, to this day, are certain Fonseka won in the area – while the official results showed otherwise. These are only a few incidents. There can be many, many
    more.

    Senguttuvan

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    Flawed elections have been held earlier and the Supreme Court has punished offenders –
    http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=8600
    In the Dec.2001 general election,voters of the eastern province were prevented from casting their votes by the army and 5 peititioners were awarded damages,the Army Commander and Commissioner of Elections were punished,and votes cast by President Kumaratunge,PM Wickremanayake,Defence Minister Anuruddha Ratwatte,and Speaker Anura B.,were held to be invalid.
    This same Commmissioner of Elections supervised this 2010 election – he should have been retired on the Supreme Court’s verdict.
    The Army Commander was promoted!
    The Court comprised Justices Mark Fernando,Ameer Ismail & C.V.Wigneswaran.
    This verdict may be the reason why CBK sidelined Justice Mark Fernando from promotion as Chief Justice – and this has resulted in the present CJ impeachment situation.

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    This a very strong evident to prove that the manipulations of Election had taken place. It was noticed at several occasions that one minister in the present government forecast their election result. Also, it was noted that the forecast was more accurate. Therefore, any body is there so keen about the process of such election, easily,trace the manipulation at the process rather than crying later. Also, the voting pattern of North and South also could be considered as peace of information to analyse.

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      So who is going to prove this if the ruling govt would bring any investigations with abusive ends ?

      Even if the evidence is that strong, nothing you can do against.

      Eg. Killers in Waragoda lately, revealed that the close connection to Mervin and his secretaries. What has happened PRO the arrest of Mervin ?

      As Dambare Amila thero resounded last week – now nobody would admit that investigations of all kinds will be fair since the process of removal of CJ Dr. SB .

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    Usually the process of taking te ballot box involves appointees of every party going with the box to the courting centre and some of them placed their own stockers too. All of them go in the same bus too and some follow the bus so the rigging could be taking in the bus?

    Logiclly there are theee options for these ballots

    1they were taken off a box and instead pushed with Maras ballots. But if you think that takes time as you have to sperate ballots ( usually what you do is you take All ballots out ( every party ) and right with one persons ballots as there is not time to sperate ballots.

    2 this happened at the counting centre once the ballots were separated. Where you also get appointees of parties watching

    3 Sf supported kept these to to rig and didn’t get to proceed. Also questions arses if large numbers were rigged by mara how did they get rid of it? ( guesting rid of millions is votes is not easy)

    Generally nowadays only way to election is to impersonate or a computer jilmart as suggested.

    Just a note I don’t lick ass with MR Sf or ranil. just being logical here.

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      Please ask from Election Commessioneer wher he was during the counting and broadcasting results………..and also what he told to media soon after elections……and later the comments were changed after one week.

      A poor man’s Tsunami Donation Hora could do anything ….like for CJ’s impeachment……and these are his daily routines now.

      Beginning from becomming a prime minister……upto now……somebody should write a book on the Biggest thief, murderer and deceiver in Sri Lanka’s history.

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        Mahela, the main brother is the biggest thief and looter in Sri Lanka whilst the other tries to beat him in both robbing and looting and the one between them is the biggest contract killer in Sri Lanka whilst the eldest is doing all the three under the water.

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    It’s time for opposition parties to order Bullet proof vests, Riot helmets and gas masks and hand and arm protection gloves, Navy boots to cover and for self defense, loud speakers, satellite transmission cameras for worldwide viewers, special video and television cameras and cameramen and reporters, swiss knives for hand to hand fight, smoke bombs for cover, steel belts and goggles.

    Also opposition parties should order Traser guns, pepper spray, air sirens, gas vapor absorbing towels and prepare a special defense front line protest force with qualified martial art personnel.

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    Is there any difference in the Ballot papers that have undergone
    counting and in the custody of the EC – could not such a counted
    and accounted for bundle, been released surupticiously to make
    mischief with the Regime, by an EC Dept staff??
    Can some one with inside knowledge say as to what happens to counted
    ballots and for how long are they stored and what security is in
    force over these? What if any is the difference in counted and
    stolen balloted papers?

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    Another angle that crosses ones mind, in considering the kind of
    Governance we have now, cannot the Govt. itself put these ballot
    papers out to indicate that no amount of balloting can defeat this
    Regime, as these findings indicate that they can do it again!
    Thereby instilling fear into voters who wish to vote for the
    opposition, as they will serve no purpose in voting at futurre
    elections?

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    Beneficiaries and benefactors of many a NGO, LTTE rumps, proxies and backers, the UNP, the JVP, together destroyed the fame of our war hero Fonseka in their effort to reach their own goals. Then they tried all types of springs and a legal coup. When all failed, rumour-monger ManGala and his gang started to bark with lies. So long as people are with Rajapakse, his caravan shall move forward unabatedly to be the wonder of Asia.

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      Leela, this is yet another nice name you have taken but most appropriate is Rajapaks family first.

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      Wait and see, Leela and her Ilk will be marginalized in Srilanka soon.

      Not the cabinet is responsible for the outrageous situation that the folks ve been facing today- it is the village folks AND ones like LEELA, LEELAWARDHANA that got cornered both in the west and back home- now trying to misguide the nation-further.

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    This village godaya thug from the south came to power by foul means in 2005 so obviously he will want to hold onto power at any cost. The scumbag is a disgrace to all things decent & should be exposed of his corrupt activities & human rights violations.

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    Rather than making unsubstantiated allegations better to talk about facts rather than basing it on emotion.

    If someone analyses these making on ballot papers one can make some light wether they were marked my one person or by different people

    Also , Whete is the stock from voted people or left overs or fakes removed from the printer ( they ate genuine but printed extra)

    Either way mr/sf could have done it and both are very capable.

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    Not the ballet paper is bogus the results and the dictator and his family who denied the justice to Sri Lankans are Bogus.

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    With all the evidence above, what has the World Body, the Americans have done except continue to help MR to be retained?

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    Readers Mahela and Gamini surely can guess with the loot the last EC
    made he can live comfortably for a long time either in Australia or in the West. It was the UNP who should have gone after him with a vengeance because he left so much of muddy tracks. But Ranil – oh! Ranil, what you have done to bury real democracy in the country.

    Senguttuvan

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      I fully agree with you and I should say that Ranil is responsible for 50% as he allowed the Rajapakses to do all the anti-democratic activities. Being the Opposition Leader Ranil has to be very aggressive and also oppose to all the undemocratic activities of the GOSL instead of teaching them what to do and what not to do. Opposition means OPPOSITION and not SUPPORTIVE ACTIONS.

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      I fully agree with you. If Ranil would have been more aggressive in 1995, MR would have never come to power. Everything MR is doing upto now…..Ranil is responsible for 80%. Infact it is Ranil who ruined UNP party….and with him over 60 UNPers crossed to Govt.side…….while go shopping for MARA.

      Ranil is more concern of hold his power as UNP leader than fight for right of the people. His 4500 votes win against 500 for UNP leadership is questionable….with 89 million rupee paycheck Parliament elete club membership.

      Ranil should leave UNP now in respect than to be kicked out later.

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    people of this country still believes the winner is Genral Sarath Fonseka and not this village ruffian who is ruining the country to day with his family.History will prove that the despot is not a liberator but a monster.

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    When JRJ won the election’ a petition was filed against his vicotry citing malpractices and vote rigging, but the court decided the “hora chanda” would not have affected the result. Where were you guys at the time. Remember, Mr Hector Kobbekaduwa’s vote was cast by someone, yet JRJ was declared the winner. All these happened in SL. Your comments will make SF more crazy.

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    Oops!
    What a shame!

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    When oh when will we be finally rid of this opportunist, corrupt and abusive military man?

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    SHOOT THE RAJAPASSKSAS> KILL THEM ALL.

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