22 August, 2019

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Easter Bombings Presidential Committee Report Handed Over To Sirisena

The three member committee appointed by Sirisena to probe into Easter bombings and indentify parties responsibe for the security lapses that led to the attacks, has finally been handed over to Sirisena after a delay of over a month.

Justice Vijith Malalgoda

When Sirisena appointed the committee on April 22 consisting of Supreme Court Justice Vijith Malalgoda, retired IGP N K Illangakoon and former Ministry Secretary Padmasiri Jayamanne, the report was due to be handed in within two weeks. Sirisena assured the contents would be made public but so far, no mention has been made of when the report will be open to access by the public.

Sirisena and his petty actions have however dealt serious blows to the credibility of the report contents. It was just last week that suspended IGP Pujith Jayasundara testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee said Sirisena promised him an Ambassadorship and a ‘cleared’ name through the probe, if Pujith was willing to absorb blame for the attacks and resign.

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    another committee another cover up

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      Next promotion and bribe in line as a SL Envoy for this man who prepared
      the report as ordered / instructed ?
      We all know by now what’s in the report.
      Say no more. Where and when would all these deceptions ends ??

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        Short answer re. who is responsible for the Easter carnage is: Bondscam Ranil and clown Sira who have debilitated all institutions in the country by appointing corrupt and unqualified stooges. Therefore Bondman Ranil and clown Sira must resign immediately – the buck stop there.
        Long answer is that this process of destroying national institutions by appointing incompetent and corrupt stooges has been going on for the past 4 years of Jarapalanaya to enable US to covertly draft policy and implement and run the country in order to set up its military base with the explicit knowledge of US puppet Bondscam Ranil who believes that US will make him their puppet king of Lanka

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          Suriya,
          No one knows who was responsible for the Easter carnage other than ISIS and the Muslim group who carried out the bombings. However, we can say who was responsible the violence against the Muslims in many parts of the island after two or three weeks of Easter Bombings. Do you know who are these thugs?

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          Yes, bondscam Ranil and his butterflies are all in the US game to colonize Lanka – drunk with hubris and gay pride!
          They have been given every encouragement by American identity politics social science experts on ‘civil society,’ and think that US will give them sexual healing and of course liberation in addition to keeping them in power — until Trump and pompous Pompeo soon to visit CIA’s IS Province in South Asia, has turned Lanka into its colony, just as UK did the Chagos islands 60 years ago!

          Long live miracle of Modayas!

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        Gee Wizz. Never knew Uri Geller has come to Srilnaka after Easter…

        Is he doing a FDI also like that Dude from the DMK?….

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “Is he doing a FDI also like that Dude from the DMK?….”

          Why do we need spoon bending illusionist from chosen people when we have bigger magicians in this island, who have made to disappear billions of rupees.dollars, tens of thousands of people, materialised free rice from the moon, genetically produced beauty and the beast ancestry, a people with very short selective memory and would not know right from wrong, ……………

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        Analyst , If you expect deceptions to ever end, you are no analyst!

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      It looks that way. Mind you, a sitting judge of the Apex Court chairing a committee and this is not even a Commission of Inquiry. The conduct of the parliamentary inquiry seems to be more credible than the Sillysena committee, although done by a set of politicians.

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      I think Rev Cardinal Ranjith also has become a willing participant in this effort to cover up. It appears that some or all of the conclusions in the report is leaked to him even before the final draft is delivered to MY 3. Given the history of covering up child abuses by leading priests all over the world, this is not surprising at all.

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      May be another Committee will be appointed by the president to go into it and report. Thereafter another committee may be appointed to implement the recommendation and perhaps another committee to suggest methods for implementation. Further another committee to study as to how it has been implemented.

  • 22
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    Any bets that it will not mention that Sillysena dropped the ball, and could have saved lives had he done the right thing as President and Defense Secretary, and prevented this from happening?

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    First question to ask did the commission call Pujitha ,Sisira and Hemasiri for hearing ????. Show us the original without redacting. Why there was a more than a month delay ??? The timing of its release makes it very suspicious. Last but not least What is next ???? archive or garbage. Commissions in Lanka are window dressings.

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    This report is useless. We know the guilty party. None other than idiot Sirisena.If he has any credibility he will resign. He is liar and should be impeached.

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      Sri Lanka does not need a President!
      We got on very well with only a Prime Minister, and there was no Conflict of Interest!
      Please Politicians, think of Our beloved Country, before you think of your Political Party and Lining your Own Pockets!

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    Article 110 of the Constitution: 110. (1) A Judge of the Supreme Court or Court of Appeal
    may be required by the President of the Republic to perform or
    discharge any other appropriate duties or functions under any
    written law.
    Question: Under what written law was the committee constituted? Why did not Justice Malalgoda decline to be on this purely administrative committee? Why did the Chief Justice allow Justice Malalgoda to be on the committee? Did the President’s legal advisors advise him in this regard? Did not the President violate the Constitution by requiring Justice Malalgoda to be on this committee?

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    CT,

    Will Sirisena, the Traitor, Pachaya (liar), Sevalya (sleaze), and Mala-Perethaya(living off the dead) sit on it as usual, because it implicates him and his buddies?

    Sirisena, the curse of the land.

    When will the Parliament impeach him?

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      A.
      The answer is never.
      The present members of the Parliament are no better; it’s as simple as that.

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    People are asking why the two leaders who have failed the nation miserably are not resigning. Perhaps the answer is in the following:
    “The then President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines was asked why he is not resigning when confronted with large scale countrywide demonstrations asking for his resignation. He simply told I will resign when Americans ask me to do so”.
    We wonder loudly if this is the case in Sri Lanka too?

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      Perhaps the Chinese should ask him to resign!

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      Eagle Eye,

      Did you say the TWO LEADERS?

      Sirisena was briefing Mahinda Rajapaksa, by keeping Rail and others in the Dark.

      Will Sirisena and Mahinda should resign? No. If, they Resign, Ranil should Resign in sympathy, as they all were protecting the criminals and the crooks.

      Unfortunately they won’t resign. They are like leaches. You need a burning cigarette butt and burn their butts for them to drop .

      Sirisena is the biggest Traitor the Land of Native Veddah Aethho had from the Para tribes.

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    Is this the reason, Rajeewa, Laksiri and Mahindapala came out of hiding in a coordinated fashion to discredit PSC . I guess now the argument will be we have this and lets focus, why need another ??? or This has judges stamp so must be authentic. No end to comedy that too after a tragedy.

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    At least this guy is a judge. The Parliamentary committee are politicians with a agenda to get Sirisena.

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    Sirisena appointed his yes men to the committee. So naturally, the report is biased and will protect Sorisena. when is the President is trying to cheat?

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    This report will clear “Horikada Sena’s” name as everybody expects. The Committee report will confirm that “Horikada Sena” came to know about the incident from one of his close friend’s “Face Book” while he was in Singapore. Also report will confirm that he couldn’t come to the Country immediately in the next available flight as UNP supporters has booked all the seats in all available flights. Horikadaya will address the nation with selected part of the report that suggest the IGP and Defense Secretory are collectively responsible for the attack while PM, Ranil Wickramasinghe responsible as he was not in Colombo when the attack took place. This “Pachaya” will say that Attorney General (His boot liker Man) advised him to not to publish the full contents of the report as it will disturb the ongoing investigations. Addressing Media “Horikadaya” will announce that the report has sent to the AG’s department for further action. chapter close and this report will rest on the top of the other reports of 42 institutions of Mahinda Rajapaksha regime.

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    The appointments of former IGP N.K.Illangakoon and the Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order, Pathmasiri Jayamanne to the select committee has negative impacts on the credibility of the committee.
    It is now established that the root cause of the Easter Sunday attack to 2013 when Zahran Hashim, started his preaching on the ideology of extremism. Former TID DIG Nalaka Silva in his evidence at the Parliament Select Committee said that Zahran had been engaged in extremism from 2013 and he had embraced violent extremism from the year 2016. .
    It is now evident that the activities of Saharan reached its height in 2018 and the open warrant had been issued to arrest him by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court on August 8, 2018.
    Mr. N.K.Illangakoon held the position of IGP from September 2011 to April 2016 during which Saharan commenced his activities, based on the ideology against the traditional Muslim belief and engaged in violent extremism. It should also be noted that Mr. Pathmasiri Jayamanne was functioning as the Secretary of Law and Order from December 2017 to October 2018 when of Zaharan was at the peak. The open warrant issued to arrest Zaharan on 8th August, 2018. It is a fact that timely arrest of Saharan, following the arrest warrant would have prevented the Easter Sunday attacks.
    Former IGP Mr. N.K. Illangakoon was appointed as an adviser at the Defence Ministry on 29th April 2019 after forming the committee of inquiry on 22nd April in which he was selected as a member. His appointment as an advisor of the Defence Ministry deems prejudicial in terms of the impartiality of the committee.
    In this context, the appointments of Mr.N.K.Illangakoon and Mr. Pathmasiri Jayamanne as members of the committee would fall short of any fair investigation and are against the principals of natural justice that demands the justice be seen to be done.

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    Is PujithJ exonerated or incriminated? What was Sirisena’s order?

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    This is all too common in so many places in Sri Lanka. What I now say may not seem relevant; I hope that the CT Editorial Board will not take the view that there is no relevance.
    .
    I’m rather depressed after attending a meeting related to four schools that go by the name, S. Thomas’. The guys who run the schools are supposedly “Prestigious Guys”. It looks as though I will have to expose the corruption inherent in running three of them – the three referred to as “Branch Schools”. I’ll have to, since nobody else will.
    .
    It would be easy for us to say that our country is in this mess despite most of the people being decent. Yes, I do believe that most poorer people are “innocent” and “decent”. Maybe. But it is also true that most are cowards because they will do nothing to correct the situation. I must confess that I will probably do little myself – because I quite simply don’t know what to do. Long ago I decided that I should be a pacifist. No, that doesn’t mean that I’m a faultless lamb.
    .
    However, I will do what I can at micro level. At Macro Level, I think that I will steadfastly support Nagananda Kodituwakku. I’ve given this a lot of thought. After that, there’s little point in being half-hearted. So, for me, what this report says to me is: “Full-steam ahead in support of Nagananda”. I’m going to stop reading stuff relevant to other views.

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      Sinhala_Man
      Of all your comments for the past few years I have admired your honesty and simplicity in your writings for which I salute you. I guess I have disagreed with your comments once for which Pardon me.
      I also knew that you have been agonising over the state of our country, of which I whole heartedly agree with you which hurts me immensely too. Handful of people agonising over the situation will not be helpful. While the 85% (guess) do what is good for themselves and their families and Rob Lock Stock and Barrel. Whose fault for this deterioration?? People and their Religious beliefs??
      Then the Eelam war was nothing to do with Religion?? Just the people’s greed and power caused the destruction and annihilation.
      Where do we go now Sir?
      Is Srilanka at a Junction not knowing which way to turn?? Needs God help either to create a New Lanka or Destroy until everything is dried up.

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    When Bedouin Saudies attempted to introduce Wahabi Isulam with cash in Maldives ..people told Bedouin:

    WE ARE MUSULIMS BUT
    ASIANS WE DONT NEED YOUR ARAB CULTURE

    Maldiviens are smarter than local KAAKAAS..

    When Bedouin Saudi old King (???)wanted to acquire an Island in Maldives to convert this as a family resort with private airport
    panicked Maldiviens went to the street protested and government had abandoned this plan even after signed MOU with Bedouins.

    Pity Saudi Old King cancelled his visit to Maldives on the way back home.from Indonesia

    Maldivien people and politicians are super smart but Genetically weak Modayas are kowtow to Arabs.protect housemaid jobs.

    When a PHILIPPINES house maid was murdered and body was kept in freezer in Kuwait President of Philippines banned maides to Kuwait and send planes to bring maides home so much gut he has
    Panicked Kuwaities kowtow to President.

    KeKeKeKe

    Shame .Shame..Shame on Modayas

    Cheers

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      Cholan, if you can suggest a way to get the income that housemaids brings to Sri Lanka we can stop all housemaids going to Middle-east.

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        Go to Japan..Korea.. Taiwan
        Here they don’t have slavery mentality like Bedouin and don’t rape and kill them put in freezer in Isulamic way.

        These countries have signed ILO charter so maides are safe.
        and the salary is very attractive not like paltry pay in Bedouin countries.

        Do you know Musulim countries like Bangladesh and Indonesia banned their women to go to Arab countries after many rapes by Bedouin Arabs.

        Dignity is important.even for a country.

        But Hajiar Silisena will go to any extent to please,his Musulim coolies .

        Cheers

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          Go to Japan, Korea, Taiwan so you think it is easy for any maids to go to these countries. What they have taken is not even 1% of what middle-east has taken. One requirement in those countries is fair skinned Housemaid and the dark one have no chance unless she had gone illegally.

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    There is no need of a PResidentil commission Report. Pujitha Jayasundar has lot of money, in billions and a few houses. HE needs retirement. If not he just hangs on there and collect what ever more comes.
    Under Terrorist or war conditions, a military man is the best to be the Defence Secretary.
    Other than that, the whole parliament knew that Wahhabis would blow. Parliament knew that Bathiuddin was supporting. for some time, he was distributing his profits among parliamentarians. I think Mangala, Bathiuddin and his brother and the Secretary did a business of importing black pepper and KArunka and in the middle SEE4 and Swords. Managla got commis and BAthiuddin delivered the goods to Zaharan. Because of that Laws were not sufficient to prosecute Zaharan as he did not blow up in Sri lanka. Nagananda says, Ranil wickramasinghe has engaged in Custom frauds ieven in previous govts.
    Maithripala can not change anything as the SPekaer, PM, constitutional council, NGOs, Parliament and Mahinda Rajapakse are all against it.

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      We know that Poster Boy Pujith s only after Fame and Wealth for himself . All these are Con Artistes created by Sinhala only bullshit SWRD. 71 Years of Garbage created for our country which was flowing with milk and honey before the OPPORTUNIST S W R D WHO
      CORRUPTED THE NATION .
      SChingalese are speaking Chengalese , Muslims are speaking Wahabengalese and Tamils are speaking Hengelish. Moral values are DEAD.
      No one is going anywhere . Just pretending ?? Stuck in the rut created since 1958.

      If I’m wrong correct me , is this the same Poster Boy Pujith punished the few mullahs travelling in the Lift started their “Allahu Akbar” prayers at the “Prayer time” which happened in the lift where the poster boy was present too.

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    Hand over looking after Kathankudy to Army. Muslims are better people than Tamils.

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    Ranil the clean man who cleaned out the Central Bank, and Sirisena the clown (or chicken without a head -take your choice) are the main culprits who have the blood of innocents on their hands.

    Then there were MPs and security high ups who knew in advance that there will be attacks. One MP heard about it from his sick father who told him to not to go to church on Easter Sunday. MP Mano Ganesan said he knew about it. And he did nothing.

    Then there were security people who had heard about it. Every one thought it was not their job to act. Mr. Sumanthiran did not go to church that Sunday morning? All these people who acted with no concern for the public should also be taken to task according to their level of responsibility and brought to their senses. For instance, in the case of MPs who knew ahead, they should be charged for failure to use their privileged position to avert dire danger.

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      The more you read about this the more frustrated and insulted/ pained you feel. A non christian friend of mine living abroad asked me if the leadership would have acted in the same way if the warning was against an attack on Buddhist temples? The memo informing about the attack which circulated in the social media was copied even to the Former President and former Secretary of Defense. Why is it that none of the relevant religious authorities concerned, whom they associate closely with, were informed? Why were these churches targeted? Why are we not addressing this specific issue? And instead we are taking turns in defending these selfish, power hungry leaders whose oversight and negligence resulted in the death of so many and the devastation of many more.

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    OMG , Sirisena and Mara are behind these attacks , it’s a joke to give a report to this a**hole.
    Gota had a meeting at Dehiwela called Eliya ,the day before the attack. one of the bombers came back to the hotel where Gota was staying. can’t the intelligence figure it out.
    It is a big mistake ,the buggers are making use of the media to promote racial hatred , and the whole country smells of racism which will create hundreds of Zharans. This mada faka president should be hanged by his balls at the Galle face for the horrendous act. The damage is huge and not good for the country, only the loyal Sighalese buddhist can save the country by going in large protests to go against the president ,Rajapakses and his fake idiotic monks

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    Whats the point of handing over a report on the criminality of a suspect to the suspect himself? What do you think he is going to do with the report? All this committee succeeded in doing is exposing the criminal but nothing more can be done.

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    Nobody except God could’ve prevented the Easter Sunday ISIS Terrorists attacks. The carnage was so meticulously planned by the perpetrators to happen the way it ultimately happened. Could anyone or a nation have prevented the 9/11 Twin Towers attack? the answer is NO, they even blamed the CIA & FBI for their negligence and it later became an inside US job. Similarly, 21/4 is another version produced by the same conspirators, some key Lankan traitors have a role in this. Anyhow, what we are hearing about 21/4, from day one is a stage managed drama. Even Rev. Malcolm R. said that he has doubts about the investigative process and doesn’t trust the truth will ever emerge.

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    A muslim shop located out station that opened yesrerday which was demanded to permently shut after 21st was set a flame .

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    Yes a shop in KURUNEGALA is set in fire, this is what MR mentioned as “bouncer politics”. yesterday,

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    There is no one to be called after the big three, Sisira, Hema and Pujitha. Poor MS is too late to stop now. PSC will from today focus on local Muslim Groups, people who warned government, rest of the civil groups and the GOVERNORS who were forced to resign are now more than willing to ” TELL ALL”( firing the governors have turned them potential witness against MS ) MS cant stop these individuals from attending the PSC. I hear governors are thinking of going international if PSC is blocked and reveal every thing they know. Also victims can approach international human rights agencies in getting justice. There will be one for war crimes and now one for Easter and aftermath victims.

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    The Muslim Shop that was set a flame was in.Siyambalagostuwa kakingola
    Hope CT can get sone info
    Tks

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    Yet a another probe with the finding definitely be biased. What is more puzzling is that the Government and the Opposition are unable to muster the number to impeach this President. Why, only god knows.
    Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankans are a wonder!!!! All the happening are pointing towards GOTA’s victory. Do not complain later on.

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    Is it true a ex PS chairman was pardon by MS yesterday right before the court of appeal judges verdict. This rogue was charged with getting bribe to construct a three way road in his constituency. Right before when the judge was about to deliver, courts verdict the registrar handed over the letter of pardon to judge who then set free the accused. Lanka at its best. MS/Buddhism at his best. Yesterday MR compared parliament to a “adult night club”. He stated “in politics we have to face bouncers so we have to protect our heads “.

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    I am sorry if the shop which was gutted yesterday is in some other location , and not in Kurunegala as I had mentioned above. . I read it as it is in Lankan news paper. The story about pardon to the ex PC chairmen is in Daily Mirror.

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    So the writer is extremely certain about the credibility of law bending IGP?

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