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Election-Night Coup Allegations Baseless: Gota

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has described the statements made on the election night coup that was being planned by the Rajapaksas on the brink of their defeat, as ‘false and baseless’.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence has denied the formulation of a plan to subvert the democratic process and the election outcome using the military and his involvement in any such attempt, while stating that the allegations are simply being made to discredit his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa.

He has gone on to state it is a result of a political witch-hunt, because the former President’s early departure from Temple Trees even before the release of election results concluded, has made it evident that no such attempt to tamper with the election results was being planned.

Gotabaya had made these remarks to Daily Mirror today while also stating that there was no possibility of such a ‘secret’ discussion to take place that night since the Temple Trees premises was flooded with supporters of MR.

He had however admitted that the Attorney General and the three service commanders were summoned to Temple Trees but had stated that it was to discuss the security arrangements with concern to maintaining law and order as they were concerned of certain statements made by the then Opposition that had claimed that Temple Trees would be surrounded.

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    RE: Election-Night Coup Allegations Baseless: Gota

    Innocent, until found guilty. Because cannot remember.

    How many robbers admit that they robbed?

    Others, do not remember.

    Election-Night Coup: Gammanpila Suffers From Duminda Silva Syndrome, He Can’t Remember.

    They have no problem counting money, and calling the correct phone numbers.

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      I can very well remember a BBC interview with GoRa in the aftermath of Lasantha’s brutal murder. In a video recorded interview, when the BBC journalist asked him about Lasantha’s murder, GoRa started laughing uncontrollably. I was shocked and dismayed by his attitude towards a dead person. OMG! GoRa is a psychopath and a shameless liar.

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        Gota has laughed at and ridiculed so many things. Now he is in the receiving end. Who is gonna laugh now. All the innocent Sri Lankans or SF? Once there is a coup, no return for another 30 years. God is still with Sri Lankans.

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        Yes indeed BBC s steven should have trembled being sitting before Gotabaya- the way he behaved himself there. It was beyond all ethical and moral limits. I just reminded me the man of the film- silent of lamb- how the interviewer trembled while holding her interview.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silence_of_the_Lambs_%28film%29
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwDlPn5ga9M

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        Real Peace

        Subject Gotabaya Rajapaksa for a lie detector test, along with the other conspirators.

        Sri Lanka’s defence secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, says General Sarath Fonseka will be executed

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tHlSZnrUiE

        JVP Press Conference on 21.01.2015

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&x-yt-cl=84503534&v=8tx2f_o2Oj8&x-yt-ts=1421914688

    • 13
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      No. 1 terrorist in Sri Lanka. He is the head of SL Mafia. He behaved like a God Father figure similar to Italian mafia bosses. He harmed this country like no other. According to an opinion of a US lawyer, he will not be able to step into US – a wanted war criminal.

      Cannot wait to see Karma catch up with this SOB ! Not only him, even his children and grand children have to pay !!!

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      Let s wait peacefulLY by the end of next week. Then we will have more details in terms of alleged coup on the night of the 8th. Why to attack the particular novice boy in lanken politics this manner ? We the right thinking ones as we thought things turning its way better towards all who have been waiting for Justice. It is matter of time and prevailing structure of law and order holding them up sans proper invesitgations. I believe JVP will not be unsually impatient even if we are all aware that JVPrs by heart want people to enjoy justice and real democratic rights -regardless of race, reglion or whatever.

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      Court marshal held against SF was nothing but a revenge

      That reverse on them to this day- srilankens are no that stupid as appeared to be. People s power succeeded SF to be blessed with real values. I respect any crime doers should be entitled to the coutnry s law and order system, neverthess the manner SF was treated was beyond all ethics and moralities.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwDlPn5ga9M

      However, anything would be found fallen on SF sshoulder being then Army commander to have gone wrong with the commands issued by the head of state, he should not be excluded from the punishments. Latter SF himself made clear that he is not fear of anything like that since they did not do any thing wrong.

  • 39
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    Give him right medicine, rascal will accept his sins…

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      j.muthu

      Is Plotting a Coup a crime?

      Is plotting a coup treason?

      Is plotting a coup against a country a crime?

      Sri Lanka’s defence secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, says General Sarath Fonseka will be executed

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tHlSZnrUiE

      Uploaded on Jun 7, 2010
      This is the excerpts from hard talk on bbc program hard talk

  • 27
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    GR now admits the presence of the AG and the three service commanders. If there were concerns of security, what happened to the IGP? Was he there too or was he not called? Was the CJ too there as reported in the press?

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    Everyone knows about Rajapaksa family and their henchmen.
    No need any evidence or witness to confirm it.

    Power hungry and money greedy Rajapaksa family never thought that they would be defeated.

    But fortunately majority of our Srilankan decided to expel that thuggery and robbery.

    This man Gotabaya has committed numerous crimes.
    This man must be brought to justice soon and severely punish him.

    He is the who completely pulverized morale of three forces and police.

    He is the man who murdered late Mr. Lasantha Wickramatunga and many more.

    Gotabaya now you must remember this…….
    WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.

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    According to the article published by CT few days ago, it says Attorney General called in to temple trees around 3.00am on Jan 9th and asked about whether it’s legal to cancel the election results then AG called another lawyer to inform about this situation and the article says these are the people who prevent the coup.

    Now the billion dollar question is that, if anybody planning a coup why the hell want to get legal advice to see whether it’s right or wrong !!!!! Coup mean “ illegal seizure of power from a government” and nobody need legal advice on that. So, what MR tried to do was the world’s most democratic coup ever, everybody should thank MR for what he did. He took legal advice about the coup even though by giving information to outsiders could jeopardise the whole thing.

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      Sadath ,

      If you go through MR’s all unethical ,past actions , you’ll see ,there is a pattern , that is , every crime has been committed under the cover of parliament consent or by following the due process , of course on both occasions there were enough sycophants to please Maharaja the way he wished and no questions asked . as for the alleged coup , he wanted to do it in a manner where he could justify his actions for the locals as well as for the international community.

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      We have men with conscience heading the forces.

      They wanted to know the legality of the orders made ! Those men are not idiots. They knew, the orders were against the law.

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      I’m sure you are a child otherwise you would be knowing the flavors of coup. How a military government hijacked the election at the time of releasing results in Algeria? You know Mubarak of Egypt won 6 elections by declaring emergency? You know the continuous coup of Mugabe of Zimbabwe? You know how emergency declared on election night in Ukraine? You know elections were postponed many times in Bangladesh? There are many like that and all those were done by manipulating the legal system.

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        I am sure your brain is not working as it should be, this is exactly what I am saying, all the examples that you gave are a fine example of it. In any of those occasions did anybody sought legal advice before they go in to action!!!!!! They just did it and send the legal system to hell.

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      It is very simple …. he knows illegal kind of a coup won’t last longer only thing he can do is to find some loophole in our constitution (make illegal thing legal) or interpret it in favor of him by CJ

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      Sadith Sadith Sadith , can’t you see the AG did not go along with the plot by the grace of god but he seeked advice from outside. Who was advising May be the Big 3 of the world. Please do not act ignorant.

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    “Election-Night Coup Allegations Baseless: Gota”

    Does anyone expect his to say otherwise? The only question is why is he still not taken into custody? Allegations against SF were lesser than this and fabricated still the then govt took him into custody.

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    ”There’s none to ask why !!?
    But to do and die”. – Milton’s ”Laymen”
    …has always been his modus operandi

    Now this Military Donkey has spaces to air his views….!!? That’s what we call democracy and freedom of expression,,,you idiotic donkey….waiting to see the day…you taste your own bitter soup you murderous criminal Booruwa :::!?

  • 4
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    This humbug will say anything to cover up his rear end. What is the use of going to him and getting him to comment. You know what he will say. A murderer will never admit that the murdered unless he is insane. Most of his illegal orders to kill people were given over the phone. Therefore it can never be proven outright unless the ones who carried out his orders confess and implicate him. I am sure that every endevour has been made to ensure that this never happens. In this case he knows he cannot deny the presence of these people at Temple Trees so he comes out with the cock and bull story to explain why they were present. Deception is thy name. I look forward to more confessions that will eventually lead to the arrest of this diabolical lying murderer.

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    The Goat man has lost ALL credibility, and we know now did nothing about the corruption, white vans, racial attacks, and most probably we will find out MORE soon. The Rajapaksas have turned out to be greedy and dishonest bunch, who fleeced the people of this country, and ruled like uneducated thugs.

    He has the audacity to make stupid statements like this, when there have been many witnesses with credibility tell us what happened on election night. The lies never stops.

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    Getting back his own medicine. Bring these traitors to justice.

  • 3
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    Of course GOTA will say that, won’t he. This base fellow is talking about baseless.

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    It transpired in a media release by Gammanpila, who too has been there at that time, the presence of Governor of Central Bank, Nivard Cabraal. So will Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa be able to explain the reasons for CB Governer’s presence. Don’t insult the intelligent public please.

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    Mr. GOTA,
    If there was no such thing, then why was there a one hour plus gap in releasing the results on TV at about the same time?
    Every one who watched the results on live television knows this, try explaining this to the public first.
    The time you and your brother played with the Sri Lankan public, whilst taking them for fools is over!
    Wish you and your brother all the best in your endeavours.
    PS: for heavens sake come up with something original next time.

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    GB expects people to believe 2hat he says. It was true many pretended to believe whilst he was defence secretary for fear of white van, bogus charges etc . Let us await the results of the investiagtions of the CID to know the actual drama on the 9th early morning at Temple Trees.

  • 4
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    Anything comes against MaRa/GoRa clan surely be baseless in the eyes of once gas station worker to once Defence Secretary.
    ”Gota’s War” begins only now.

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    Lying is second nature to these Medamulana Rajapakses. GR leads the
    pack. There is no room for revenge in decent governance. But the pursuit to seek the truth in serious issues involving attacks and conspired attacks on the State and the people should be instituted with
    speed and resolve.

    Kettikaran

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    Election-Night Coup: Gammanpila Suffers From Duminda Silva Syndrome, He Can’t Remember.

    They have no problem counting money, and calling the correct phone numbers.

    When it comes to their adavantage its not forgotten, but all others they can forget within hours. Good Logic. The logic of Pacha Peiris.

  • 4
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    Ha! Ha! Gota at it again.

    Suggestio falsi and Suppressio Veri:

    Suggesting the false and suppressing the Truth!

  • 5
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    “Dhamma kaamo bhwang hoti, Damma dessee parabhavo”.

    My dear old man.
    The very first interview with the BBC revealed your true self to the entire world who had the opportunity to watch it. Unfortunately, the majority of the poor and innocent southerners of Silly Lanka, were not enlightened enough to read and digest the (body) language . I can remember what my grandmother used to say, “Son, think before you talk, once a word is uttered, it will stay out there in the open forever”, this is called practise of ‘Samma Waacha’. How true. It is the sixth line of the ‘Noble Eightfold Path’.
    It’s still not too late to admit you are a fool. ‘Appamado Amathapadam’. One can escape punishment from his or her wrongdoings temporarily, but never from the ‘Karma’, the ‘cart wheel’.

    “There is no fire like lust, no distress like hatred,
    no pain like the burden of attachment
    no joy like the peace of liberation” # Dammapada verse 202;

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    Ranil W showed what kind of a a character he posses when he thanked the outgoing President for a smooth transfer after knowing all of these coup attempts and what a spineless man this new PM of Sri Lanka?

    What we need is to get these bastards arrested right now and then start legal proceedings as there is witnesses like Army Commander, IGP, AG as well as Solicitor General, what proof someone need to prove this coup which would have gone to a bloodbath of unprecedent proportions.

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      “What we need is to get these bastards”
      When you say ‘We’, who are ‘We’?, not ‘Me’ for sure.
      I think you should start practising ‘Patience’ & “Samma Waacha” Mat! You will love the results Matilda ‘Equanimity’, but don’t get attached to that either.

  • 9
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    This man is a psycho. He is a war criminal. He ordered to kill surrendered LTTE. His men raped innocent tamil girls. His booru sena set fire to nolimit panadura. He should be stonned to death. RASCAL! RACIST! MFKR.

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      Yes, you said it right, and if I may add. The indiscriminate shooting to kill, I mean that apocalypse that happened in Aluthgama/Beruwela/Dharga Town. We know it (shooting) was carried out by an army man who is still at large. It is well known that the army and police were the only people authorized to carry weapons that day. The impotent police did not raise a finger to help the victims, instead joined with the marauders in going house to house and looting and burning the homes of innocent Muslims. They are all implicit in these crimes being soldiers and servicemen who followed orders of this ‘megalo monster’ GOTA. He placed zero tolerance on human value, including complete disregard towards their personal properties, belongings and business premises. I guess he got a real high by watching the terror unfold. Those affected Muslims will never forget what happened that night, and they sure know who was behind those evil plans against them, conducted in military precision.

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    MR publicly declared that he will win Hook or by Crook. When he failed the Hook, is not Gota now trying to deny the Crook?

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      I cant get it yet – can you please expalin why those men and women mourn whereever the man is visiting ? As one who have not lived there for the last few years, I cant get the entire situation even if some try hard to explain it today.
      Have the local media worked on that brainwashing of the poor to that levels as this can only be comparable those of Northkoreans compelling to do whatever for their leader ?

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    Gotabhaya is a deliberate liar. Old Anandians specially the hostellers during the 60s will vouch for it. How can a below average student then, become such a powerful person in a country? He is lying about the coup this time. Few days back he lied about the personal bank account the defence ministry maintained at Bank of Ceylon Taprobane branch. Out of the 50 billion rupees deposited in this account by selling the army head quarters premises, he has given 2.5%(1.25 billion) to his brother in law as expenses for the initial planning of the new army head quarters to be built in future. This money goes to Gotabhaya’s pocket. Everybody at school knew that he was an idiot but never expected him to become a rogue and a murderer.

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      In this case the low IQ Gota has thought he was cleverly subverting the established system. He has neither the right nor the authority
      in his official capacity to open an account – to be virtually freely operated by him. The funds to the Project should have gone into the Consolidated Fund of the Treasury and any drawings therefrom to be made, strictly in terms of AR/FR rules and subject to Govt. Audit.
      Cheques should be signed by at least two connected officials with the
      required qualifications. Not like that instance when Chamal was caught red-handed on that massive Fertiliser deal when he was Minister of Agriculture (?) The crooked deal, where the price of Urea was inflated by about US$20 per ton, was done without the required Tender and Technical Board. What the fool did was to hastily form up a Tender Committee where he is supposed to have placed two of his security men
      as Members to cover him. If this deal is inquired into even now our Honourable Speaker will have to go to jail. Sunday Leader ran several accounts of this shoddy deal that found the hands of a Hongkong firm.

      These crooks have no time for such inconvenience as procedure and the established law. Ask Dr. Brian Seneviratne in Australia. He knows the
      background of this entire family.

      Backlash

  • 4
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    Gota has no credibility…..So that no one will believe what he says.

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    If this was a witch hunt, then it needs to be condemned. However please do not forget worse hunts that happened under Gota’s regime….Lasantha, Frederica, Ekneligoda, Raviraj, Kumar Ponnambalam, Prof. Hoole, K’nayake incident, Weliweriya Incident, jailing of SF, Chief Justice Shirani and many many more. Can you also remember the day you organized buses transporting all the Tamils in Colombo to the north and the CJ had to intervene and call it illegal and subsequently the Prime Minister apologized for the same. Do you have a morsel of shame and regret over them?

  • 3
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    Gotabaya thought and acted as he was invincible. Even when Mubaaraks Ghadafis and the likes were falling like flies this fools support for BBS a vile bunch of uneducated, ignorant and racist thugs was unconditional. If that is how this country was going to move forward then ‘Abasarani’ would’ve been the national anthem soon. Thank God for the true Buddists who saw the dangers and saved this nation on the 8 Jan. If not for them being inteligent and standing up, another blood bath would’ve been inevitable. I am truely previleged to live with my Buddist brothers and sisters in this country who have truely stood up for the rest of us and the country as a whole. Hope we can now be nothing but Sri Lankans and build this nation to be the truely great country it really should be. With it’s prosperity in free water and good soil, not to mention the above average inteligence of most Sri Lankans we cant fail even though the half baked Rajapakses thought otherwise. The fight must continue to chase the rest of the riff raff off the Parliament and high offices. Let’s please not stop here! Jayawewa for mother Lanka!

  • 3
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    Lying is second nature to this family. They are experts at being evasive, and hiding their ill gotten gains.

    If anyone is wondering who that Nissan GT the police found belongs to, look no further:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmIhbmc64DI&app=desktop

    It seems they have been able to hide/get rid of their numerous cars, and maybe other loot. Their friends must be hiding much of the stuff that they never had before MR became ruler of Sri Lanka.

  • 2
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    When Rajapaksa was in power, no one dared criticize Gota. Gota was the most feared man in SL.

    Did anyone think Rajapaksa would relinquish power without trying all means, legal and illegal to hold onto power.

    Do you really think Gota would not deny he and his brothers planned a coup.

  • 3
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    Poor old Gota? Or crafty Gota? Remember the allegations that you levelled against General Fonseka after he was defeated by your norher and your vindictive conduct towards the retired General. That’s why we say, What you do comes back to haunt you. Learn your lesson!

  • 3
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    GOTA we will catch you soon run run & hide…,,,

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