21 July, 2019

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Easter Attacks PSC: Pujith Takes Petty Sirisena To The Cleaners

Sirisena’s petty agendas that cost the country dearly was further made clear a short while ago before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing Easter attacks, when suspended IGP Pujith Jayasundara in his testimony said Sirisena specifically did not want him at the National Security Council sessions post Constitutional Coup in 2018.

IGP Pujith Jayasundara

“I received instructions after October 2018 that my presence at the NSC was not required,” the suspended IGP told the PSC. When MP Ashu Marasinghe inquired whether the instructions were written or verbal, Pujith said, “It was verbal…invitations to the NSC are made verbally…I am unable to recall the exact date, but in the evening that day at around 4.30 pm I told then Defense Secretary Kapila Waidyaratna I had not received a notification to attend the NSC scheduled for that evening. He said, “Sorry Pujith I did not want to embarrass you. As you asked me, this is what happened, HE has told me not to tell you…HE meaning the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka”

It seems Sirisena outshines Rajapaksas in running the country like his private fiefdom, preventing top brass of the security apparatus from attending National Security Council, which according to Sirisena’s own Twitter account convened bi-weekly.

When inquired why he thinks he was not invited, Pujith said, “It seemed to be a lack of trust in me. Maybe the police.” The last NSC meeting Pujith had attended had been on October 23, 2018.

At that meeting, the transfer of IP Nishantha Silva of the CID, who handled several high profile cases including the abduction and assault of Keith Noyhar and murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge, had been discussed. Pujith says he was pressured several times by Sirisena and through his Defense Secretary then, to transfer IP Silva.

Pujith corroborates National Intelligence Chief Sisira Mendis’ claim before the PSC – that the impending attacks led by Zaharan was discussed on April 9 at the National Intelligence Coordination meeting but only as a side issue. Also admits he received letters instructing law enforcement to be alerted regarding situation, which he did in writing accordingly.

He also added he has never visited the State Intelligence Service (SIS). The suspended IGP said even though he made several attempts to visit like he did other units, he never received a positive reply.

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    Sirisena’s apparent incompetence is due to sheer ignorance & self serving attitude.

    He is totally out of his depth & doesn’t know if he is coming or going but muddling through his tenure with the sole objective of survival in high office & accumulating much wealth as possible in the process. His thick skin prevents him of accepting the fact that he is a lousy President & should resign, accepting responsibility for the state of the country is in today. Yet, despite the fact that he, unlike most citizens, will enjoy a generous pension & perks upon retirement, will hang on till his last breath unless dragged out, kicking & screaming.

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      “Yet, despite the fact that he, unlike most citizens, will enjoy a generous pension & perks upon retirement, “
      These perks will be gone after the 2020 elections. The peoples constitution has no place for these type of ‘daylight robbery, fraud and corruptions’.

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      Yes, Sira is a clown, but US puppet Bondscam Ranil is the real diabolical criminal who made Sri Lanka vulnerable to Saudi and US funded and operated IS carnage so that America can set up a military base –on the pretext of fighting terrorism but, really to fight the Cold War on China and Iran.

      Bondsca Ranil should be impeached not only for looting the Central Bank but for being a traitor to Sri Lanka and promoting US colonialism and the military base project in Sri Lanka after the Chagos Islands debacle and what they have done to the people of Chagos Islands.

      • 25
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        How about taking MR to court for allowing the Chinese to make Sri Lankan indebted to them, dumping on us unsolicited projects / white elephants for which we keeping paying them in millions of Rupees?
        Cheenage MR has already dragged us into a cold war with the Americans having brought the Chinese in. Why are you people conveniently forgetting that ?

  • 14
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    This man who happens to be our President is guilty of horrendous decisions that have cost the country and the people tremendous all-round loss. Loss of “good” governance, credibility, life and limb. Apart from this, he comes across as a mean, vicious, and revengeful human being babbling, dabbling, stabbing and wrecking havoc. That recent farcical fast should have actually been outside his palace for his removal or resignation. By saying this I am not saying that Ranil & Co are faultless or flawless. They are a disgrace. Impotent, dysfunctional louts. We need change – big time.

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      Ranil through his western friends selected this nincompoop MS for presidency as he knew he himself cannot win but can manipulate MS after he wins according to the wishes of those western powers. MS was not prepared to play ball as he had his own agenda and came to know that RW was using him. With distrust and both having their own agendas this country has been put into a real mess.

  • 16
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    it is too late to wash the mud off his white dress

  • 12
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    Preventive measures could have saved lives. Will there be any legal action taken against those who failed with their responsibilities / duties?

  • 9
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    Suspended IGP Pujith Jayasundara tells us that there is no trust between Political Leaders and higher echelons of the Public Services. We, layLankans, knew this all along.
    The lot must be sent to the cleaners. MS only will not serve the purpose.
    .
    Pujith will be dry-cleaned soon

  • 9
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    The big question before the country is: Are both, (The President & IGP) of these holders of High Positions in the country FIT to hold such positions? The UNANIMOUS answer would be NO. That answer needs no debate.

  • 13
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    ” At that meeting, the transfer of IP Nishantha Silva of the CID, who handled several high profile cases including the abduction and assault of Keith Noyhar and murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge, had been discussed. Pujith says he was pressured several times by Sirisena and through his Defense Secretary then, to transfer IP Silva.”

    straight from the horse’s mouth itself , earlier every body was speculating about IP Silva’s sudden transfer , as to who was behind it , now we know who is really behind all these sabotages . What a president we have ?

    PS: Poor Ranil is being blamed for not prosecuting Rajaapakse’s for their countless heinous crimes !

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      srilal mate
      what do you mean by ‘Poor Ranil is being blamed for not prosecuting Rajaapakse’s for their countless heinous crimes ‘ Ranil promised one thing before election and then kept silent on the issue of prosecuting fraudsters, he should be sacked from premiership and put on trail and if convicted sent to life for all the suffering of ordinary lankans.

    • 0
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      I have a respect for the way your comments are put together
      but that doesn’t mean you are right every time or your every
      piece . I do respect Ranil but don’t accept his route to the
      ‘better’ democracy ! He stands tall for today’s curse ! It all
      starts from the day U N P decided to go for the presidency
      with a man from another party in the name of common
      candidate but without giving up his party membership !
      Ranil knew the the troubles in store and that is why 19th
      amendment rushed in . If you want to call him ‘ poor Ranil’
      then he won’t face ‘rich’ Mahinda and Sirisena my ‘poor’
      srilal !

  • 8
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    On politicians ploy, people kept howling for Pujitha,s blood who REPORTEDLY was not part of security since October of last year, and never visited SIS what ever that means. Good Riddance to all fanatical hangers on. Mind you only a man who trust himself will have the guts to take the President to courts. Not the usual proxies , enablers,scapegoat and acolytes.

  • 10
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    MS just did not keep Pujitha alone out of national security. He intentionally kept the whole country, elected government, PM,cabinet and the whole security apparatus away from it.He did this either by obstructing, resisting, lying, deceiving or not disclosing , in committing this crime. The question is why????? Is it out of spite and malign alone ?? Common sense says not enough of a reason. Is it to bring down the Government ??? I doubt it. A tragedy of this sort usually brings people together . Also it would have been difficult to predict the trajectory and pulse of public in such outcome. Is it self gain ??? dosen,t make sense . Because preventing would have elevated him to a mass hero with international backing.. Then why ???? I am not going to repeat again. It is MR who ordered to keep mum as in constitutional coup. To pull out such a crime he will have to keep quite a lot of people out of it. So he meticulously did it. It is time to look retrospective and ask why after coup , MS kept the ministry and the whole security apparatus under him. When coup failed MR and MS came up with their plan B. Given MS personality then the country took this as childish temper tantrum / acting out.(people screamed and yelled but nothing was done ). But it was a master plan set in motion.

  • 0
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    Probably the president was right not to have law benders & silly dancers in SC meetings.

    That’s what people want.

    Thank you president for having the feeling of people’s pulse (@least regarding this matter)

    Sadly now this law bender is in desperate attempt to revenge the president.

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      That’s why he appointed two of his crooks Hisbullah and Sally as governors and got rid of them finally due to mounting pressure from the public !

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    “Sorry Pujith I did not want to embarrass you. As you asked me, this is what happened, HE has told me not to tell you…HE meaning the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka”

    SO, THIS IS HOW OUR COUNTRY IS RULED ? ARE THERE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY OR A HERD OF MUTE SHEEP EVEN UNABLE TO CRY BEY BEY ?

  • 1
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    Sri Lanka is now officially a train wreck. Placing incompetent people in seats of power has now become the norm in Sri Lankan politics. At present, we have two absolutely incompetent people heading the executive and legislature. Next, we have a group of thugs, thieves and terrorists heading the ministries. I hate to say this, but nothing short of dictatorship can pull back Sri Lanka from this abyss. May be a benevolent dictator.

  • 1
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    These acts were deliberate not the work of an imbecile. There was political motive behind them. Sirisena is not just a dumb idiot. He also has accomplices both politically and in the media who constantly go to shop on his behafe. How much of this can a country take? How much incompitance on the part of the rest of the government for looking the other way and refusing to act can go on.

  • 1
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    Now Pujithaya please tell who is behind implicating the poor Muslim doctor in kurunegala? There is a MR stooge called dr jayasumane and he has something to do with that. Also the Divaina moron who cooked up this? Racism is the only survival for these shameless creatures.

  • 2
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    I am not sure how good this IGP is, but first time in Lankan history someone had the guts to take the imbecile President to task. IGP, take this village gamarala fool to task and charge him to the fullest extent of the law.

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