3 June, 2023


Election Night Coup: Mangala Makes Complaint In CID Against Rajapaksas And Their Henchmen

Mangala Samaraweera today lodged a complaint with the CID, requesting the launch of an immediate investigation into the conspiracy that was being hatched by the Rajapaksa brothers and their henchmen to subvert democracy by annulling the Presidential election results.



Minister Samaraweera speaking to media outside the CID a short while ago said he has handed over a letter and has made a statement concerning his complaint on the attempt of the Rajapaksas to subvert the democratic process in the country in the wee hours of January 9.

“According to reliable sources, when the Presidential election results were being released and they hinted indications of being in favour of Maithripala Sirisena, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa along with his brother Gotabaya, former Minister Prof. Peiris, provincial councillor Udaya Gammanpila and de facto Chief Justice Mohan Pieris had hatched a plan at the Temple Trees to suspend the results and implement emergency law in the country,” he said.

He said part of the plan had been to surround the Elections Department by the military and bend the Elections Commissioner to their will and create a dangerous situation in the country.

“Fortunately, the IGP, Army Commander and the Attorney general Yuvanjan Wijeyathileka stood against this plan and refused to follow the orders. Thanks to their brave deeds, the democracy in the oldest democracy in Asia could be preserved,” he said.

Minister Samaraweera went on to state that this act is a violation of Sections 115 and 120 of the Penal Code and urged the CID to hold an urgent investigation on the matter.

Mangala Letter to CID

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  • 17

    the question on my mind is where is K A Sumanasekera,Jim Softly,Ella Kolla,Banda,Wathie et all now?

    Have they lost their jobs as well ?

    • 20

      Possible they’ve accepted JHU’s offer of rehabilitation.


      • 8

        what will be the punishments for them, if found these allegations are the truth ?

        If SF had to go through all the torments immediately after his defeat in 2010, why not CTD or the res authorities delay MR being taken to custody ?

      • 13

        Ben Hurling

        Where is the China card?

        Why didn’t China rescue MR and his clan in the first place?

        Gota the “brave Heart” is hiding behind his women folks from them.

        Where is he hiding, Hindia, USA, ….. Pottu Amman’s resident, or inside Sambandan’s national costume?

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      • 2

        If the prima facie evidence is to be presented to Courts, the
        3 Officers may be considered for National Honour Awards due in
        April next, to appreciate how much Democracy is valued by the
        present Leadership. No doubt the 3 were duty bound to resisit.

    • 4

      Now I know this is a ANOTHER JOKE BY MAGALA.. GL.PIERIS involved??? HE is a Puppet a JOKE.. Just from you saying he was involved we know this is a joke.

      • 4

        Not sure! But he was there when the coup took place. Only the outcome of the investigation will tell what really happened in the behind the scene.

        If MR and & Co found guilty of this, they might end up in jail.

    • 4

      Jim Softy has been enlightened as far as this election is concerned!

    • 2

      You missed Ben Dover.

      Looking at the way Mangala Samaraweera has become active, they may all be bending over by now!

    • 1

      Mangala Samaraweera today l

      RE: Election Night Coup: Mangala Makes Complaint In CID Against Rajapaksas And Their Henchmen

      “Mangala Samaraweera today lodged a complaint with the CID, requesting the launch of an immediate investigation into the conspiracy that was being hatched by the Rajapaksa brothers and their henchmen to subvert democracy by annulling the Presidential election results.”

      Attempted Robbery, attempted coup and attempted murder all fall under the Same Category.

      Failure to complete is a different but continuing story.

      Law and Order should Prevail. The attempt to turn the Democratic Socialist Republic of sri Lanka into the Medamulana Rajapaksa Family Dictatorship should be fully investigated so that it becomes a lesson for Future Dictators.



      An undertaking to do an act that entails more than mere preparation but does not result in the successful completion of the act.

      In Criminal Law, an attempt to commit a crime is an offense when an accused makes a substantial but unsuccessful effort to commit a crime. The elements of attempt vary, although generally, there must be an intent to commit the crime, an Overt Act beyond mere preparation, and an apparent ability to complete the crime.
      Generally, attempts are punishable by imprisonment, with sentence lengths that vary in time, depending upon the severity of the offense attempted.

      List of coups d’état and coup attempts



      AFTER Losing the Presidential Election in Sri Lanka on January 8, 2015, in the early hours of January 9, 2016 in an attempted Coup the President Rajapaksa and his Cronies to stop or nullify the election, the President wanted the the army to seize control and power, declare emergency and continue as President. However, the rank and file at the armed forces and police, and the Attorney general objected, and no coup happened, so goes the current rumor.


      East Timorese president José Ramos-Horta is shot and injured in what prime minister Xanana Gusmão describes as an attempted coup.

      A military coup in Mauritania involving the seizure of the President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, Prime Minister Yahya Ould Ahmed El Waghef, and Interior Minister after the sacking of several military officials and a political crisis in which 48 MPs walked off the job and a vote of no confidence in cabinet.

      A military coup occurs in Guinea after the death of President Lansana Conté.

      In an attempted coup in Madagascar the army seized one of the presidential palaces on March 16, 2009, at which president Marc Ravalomanana was not present. The proposal offered by the president for a referendum to solve the crisis was rejected. On March 17, 2009, Marc Ravalomanana resigned under pressure from the military.

      In Honduras, the army seized one of the presidential palaces on June 28, 2009, and kidnapped president Manuel Zelaya Rosales. The 23-nation Rio Group & the United Nations General Assembly condemned the “coup d’état”.[21][22]


      The Assassination of Julius Caesar (44 BC), as depicted by Vincenzo Camuccini.
      876–A military coup, Zimri, a military commander of Israel kills his king King Elah and becomes king himself, he was soon killed by his own commander Omri.
      841–Jehu kills Jehoram of Israel and Ahaziah of Judah, and becomes king of Israel.
      730–Failed coup attempted by Rezin of Aram-Damascus and Pekah of Israel try to overthrow Ahaz of Judah and the House of David and to replace him with Ben Tav’el.
      716– King Candaules of Lydia is killed by his bodyguard, Gyges, who then assumed the throne. Gyges had conspired with Candaules’ wife.
      632–Failed coup attempt in Athens by Cylon who attempted to establish himself as a tyrant.
      509–Members of the Tarquin dynasty led by Lucius Junius Brutus overthrew King of Rome Lucius Tarquinius Superbus and established the Roman Republic.[1]
      411–Coup at Athens led by Antiphon establishes a short-lived oligarchy known as The Four Hundred.
      404–Coup at Athens led by Critias establishes the short-lived pro-Spartan oligarchy known as the Thirty Tyrants.
      87–During Sulla’s first civil war, Lucius Cornelius Sulla invades Rome and deposes Gaius Marius.
      82–In Sulla’s second civil war, Sulla again marched on Rome, removed Gaius Marius the Younger, and proclaimed himself as Roman dictator.[2]
      49–Julius Caesar illegally crossed the river Rubicon heading part of the Roman army and marched on Rome. After assuming control of government, he was proclaimed “dictator in perpetuity”.
      44–On the Ides of March, Julius Caesar was assassinated by members of the Roman Senate. The conspirators did not gain control of the Roman Republic, instead, power eventually passed to the Second Triumvirate of Caesar supporters.[3]

    • 4

      Mr. Mangala Samaraweera

      Yes, Mr. Samaraweera, 111 million people stood for hours to elect the president.

      The sitting president was trying to nullify it.

      Please apply the Laws of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

    • 6

      Peace Lover

      “the question on my mind is where is K A Sumanasekera,Jim Softly,Ella Kolla,Banda,Wathie et all now?”

      Please check newly erected Manik farm in Vanni area.

      Where is finger wagging Gota, the brave heart?

    • 1

      P Lover,

      JHU will have to depend on the generosity of the Elite , Anglicans and the Vellalas to saves their asses come April…

      Same goes for your other buddies in the JVP..

      And your President will be just like an Uncle without Viagra….

      • 0

        K.A Sumanasekera

        “And your President will be just like an Uncle without Viagra….”

        Does it work for you even with Viagra? Even it works you are dependent on your own devices, don’t you?

        Anyway we have plenty of Dorian available in this island, our CT comrades will ensure a constant supply.

        Look at alternatives rather than mourning 24/7/52, like Tamilnet and Shenali D Waduge.

        Are you a practicing racist?

        Are you planning to join Gota to launch a Guerrilla warfare against the state? In case if do launch one, let me know I will be right behind you.

        You should unite under Subcomandante Insurgente Gota declinación.

  • 26

    The main man behind is Major General Prasad Samarasinghe, who is also the Chief of Staff of Army. He is the darling of Rajapakses. Hee was to b appointed as the Army Commander, if Rajapaksa had won the election. He is from Signals Corp and an never be the Army ommander under normal circumstances. But Gotabaya made him the Commandant of the Volunteer Force and hen he number two in the Army as Rajapakses new he would do anything they want. His niece is the present wife of Sajin Vas gunawardena.
    He is also the Project Diector of the new TRC Lotus Tower near former Gaminee Hall. He along with Anusha Palpita of TRC have become billionaires today. Daya Gamage of UNP and Prasad Samarasinghe are classmates. Prasad arranged very lucrative construction contracts for Daya Gamage through Gotabaya. As a display of gratitude and friendship Daya Gamage will try to protect this man from any action against him by the new government.

    • 8

      Hey Mervin , thanks for the valuable info , cheers !

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  • 21

    This is a very serious allegation and must be investigated thoroughly and taken before the Law and punished. As ordinary public there was natural fear at midnight when results were being delayed.
    Memories were running to the Presidential elections in January 2010.

    The public is awaiting eagerly to know the outcome of these investigations.

  • 14

    So far, no reports of CID having summoned and/or recorded statements from the accused, in this case.
    Are they scared to summon these persons to record their statements?

    What orders has the IGP given?

    How about Gotabaya especially – will summons be issued on him via Interpol to bring him back for questioning on human rights issues, especially persons still in jail for months & years, in secret camps without being charged in courts, under the PTA which was wholly administered by him?
    Is the delay simply because only/mainly tamils are incarcerated?

  • 1

    Is this an official complaint? Does the CID investigate any and all allegations? If this was a conversation, how can it be pursued in a court of law because no one did anything.

    To apply the existing law of the land – no harm, no foul. The Rajapakse’s were entitled to explore all means to survive the impending debacle. IF the officers of State stood their ground in THIS RARE SHOW OF BREVITY, they should be commended. Thats it! No rewards for doing your jobs, when you had failed miserably until that moment. A cynic might say they saw the change coming and were protecting themselves…..

    And, does Mr. Samaraweera have no English trained personnel to draft a professional letter? Of course it is in English, for the consumption of the Embassy circle, not for local reading. Wee hours – REALLY?? Did he just finish reading about wee-willy-winky.

    • 5

      Why not YOU the like Mr Know-alls concentrate on the valuable content rather focusing on the wording ?

      These are serious allegations – if found guilty he has to go through same procedures as SF was forced to do.

      Anyway, RW and MS are well informed about all these but they keep silent since the world load before them would not be reached if UPFA remaind would go against. What I mean is getting Amds passed for a better governance.

    • 6

      Upul ,

      “To apply the existing law of the land – no harm, no foul. The Rajapakse’s were entitled to explore all means to survive the impending debacle.”

      are you out of your mind ? you seem to justify the alleged coup attempt , don’t you ? what do you mean by Rajapakses’ are entitled to exploit all means ? do you know the exact purpose of holding a presidential election ? according to you , incumbent is free to try any method to survive ! huh , will see !
      mind you , Gen fonseka was dragged out of the building like an animal for the same alleged offence , but they couldn’t prove any thing and in the end all the charges were dropped , now some thing has terribly gone wrong , what was it ?

  • 8

    At last. This is what I was waiting for.I would like to see all these criminals hauled up before the courts.

  • 7

    Fascinating antics. Are they trying to have MR convicted and possibly have his civic rights removed as JR did to Mrs B? That way he won’t be a threat in the April general election.

    • 6

      “Are they trying to have MR convicted and possibly have his civic rights removed as JR did to Mrs B?”

      what civic rights , if convicted all of them would be counting the roof tiles of the “Government lodge ” for many many years !

  • 2

    Good on you mangala,but what about your boss the PM,he thanked mahinda for handing over in a civilised manner.What if the CID ask him whether he stands by his public statement and he says yes he does.

    I wonder what would have been the election result if Ranil had been allowed to contest as the candidate as originally planned. Mahinda would be the president now in a most civilised manner.thank god for CBK who stopped that and thank god for mangala who has always got his man the win at any election.Big mistake MR made when he sacked him for opposing Sajin’s mihin lanka venture.As long as mangala is there maithri is safe.

  • 0

    Looks like the 100 day promise is already shattered or be extended for 1000 days..
    Instead of getting down to work, Goebbels Mangala already on another agenda to cage MR & Co., including gammanpilla the new kid on the block.Have already put the cart before the horse.
    This is fear or April jitters.
    Come 23/Apr., there will be no walk in the park. mangala may even suspects that he will be unseated if the big guns on the loose.
    This is abuse of power………..Yes. power after a long time and need to hold onto it.

    Also need to bribe the public servants and pensioneers?
    From where is the money? Need 890 billion.
    Are the increments only for 100 days as ravi.K is preparing for a mini budget.
    MR’s 2500,We knew from where he was getting the money.
    Though little now but we could have demanded more later.

    Prez Sirisena is going to be very lonely at the top.

    • 7

      MS may be lonely at the TOP, BUT its sad to be lonely at the bottom.. Now MR can take time to sit back and relax at Medumalana.. before he is charged and thrown in a cell. SF would be laughing his ass off… The way SF’s civic rights were taken away, so should be for MR GR NR and of course the coward. Basil………….Wonder how Chamal is feeling these days…
      MR covered ALL bases so that he would be the KING until he dies, hence he brought Chamal as Speaker so no impeachment would go through, Had GR as teh defense Secretary so no Military intervention would throw him out. Basil in the financial sector , so all monies would be raked in. NM as the nil balakaya so the youth would be behind him.. with ALL that, he lost…

  • 2

    Mangala, stop fooling people!!!! You are a joker!!!

    • 7

      What to do you think happened so far weren’t the fools hoodwinked by MaRa. Time to expose the monster of all his evil deeds.

  • 5

    Did Mangala gave letter to CID about he paying to LTTE leader to make the King EP, too? Did he mentioned about the talks he had with the King to going back to UPFA, just before the election?

    He is another fraud and revenger.

  • 10

    Mangala, CBK and friends know fully well now that MR is on the floor dazed, to use boxing parlance, it is wise to inflict the killer punch before the man gets back to the ring. The reckless MR and his killer gangs have already planned their comeback by stirring up ethnic unrest all over the island. Remember MR, Gammanpila and others have already begun to claim “it was the Tamils and Muslims” who beat us (the Sinhala Buddhist side) The truth is even the Sinhala Buddhist electorate voted more for Sirisena – not taking into count the many instances of dubious votes MRs side printed and polled all over the country.

    Despite all his innocent pleas, MR will even risk a prolonged blood-bath in the country to ride back to power. Mangala has fired the first salvo. The next one will be to out vote MR within the SLFP itself – to isolate him. That will seal MR’s fate. The Buddhist clergy lead by Ven. Sobitha hamuduruwo, the Ven. Rattana hamuduruwo and Champika Ranawake will be encouraged to divide the Sinhala Buddhist vote. The other strategy will be to divide the Rajapakse brothers with promises of conciliatory treatment against the very many skeletons that will be removed from the Rajapakse cupboards. Already Basil speaks along those lines.

    At any rate, even in a future General Election a UNP, lead by Ranil, will find it tough to dislodge whoever the SLFP (outside of the Maitripala Sirisena camp) because the image in the Sinhala Buddhist voter in the country still is that the UNP is still dominated by Tamil and Christian/Catholic influences. It is this delusion the UNP must work to eliminate if it is to regain its position as the leading National party in the country.


  • 11

    I fully support the quick efforts of Mangala Samaraweera to take the Rajapaksa family and cronies to courts.

    But, I am quite sad that President Sirisena’s administration’s reaction to requests by the TNA, is to stall, by wanting to appoint committees to address their concerns. Whereas, before the election, all TNA leaders endorsed Mr. Sirisena. And it was the 600 thousand majority votes from the Tamil districts, and Colombo and Nuwera Eliya, which won the election for Mr.Sirisena. (Whereas Mahinda Rajapaksa, had a 200 thousand majority of the votes in all the Sinhala districts)

    Note: I do not agree with all the content of various Tamil Nationalist websites.



    New SL regime fails to give policy-based assurance on de-militarisation: TNA circles

    [TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 10:33 GMT]

    Informed sources close to the hierarchy of the Tamil National Allaince (TNA) told TamilNet Wednesday that the newly elected Executive President of Sri Lanka, Maithiripala Sirisena, has failed to give a positive response to the request placed by the TNA to look at the issue of the de-militarisation of North and East as matter of a principled decision, marking a policy change. Mr Sirisena has reportedly told the TNA that the Sri Lankan military being stationed in strategic locations was largely based on the ‘national security’ concern and has justified the militarisation of public lands. Mr Maithiripala Siriesena, like his predecessors, is projecting the major issue as ‘isolated incidents of disputes’, which need to be addressed by the two separate committees, the disappointed TNA circles told TamilNet.

    The underlying problem of Sinhala militarisation is the continuation of the ‘occupation policy’ since 1960, carried out through Sinhala militarisation, Sinhalicisation, Buddhicisation and Colonisation of the Tamil homeland. This policy was started long before Tamils resorted to the armed struggle to defend them from the genocidal occupation.


    One of the best affidavits to this ‘occupation policy’ has come from Mr Neville Jayaweera, a Sinhalese who served as Colombo’s former Government Agent in Jaffna in 1963. Later, he was also the GA in Trincomalee and Vavuniyaa and also the former senior assistant secretary to J.R. Jayawardene. Recording the early mind-set on how the Sinhala counter-insurgency thinking was evolved into the a ‘national security’ paradigm, Mr Jayaweera named this as the ‘grand strategy’ by N.Q. Dias, the Permanent Secretary, Defence and External Affairs in the 1960s.




  • 2

    The brave Armed Forces commanders , I am sure haven’t forgotten the nasty disparaging remarks which the current PM Ranil, Mangala, Ravi and Kiriella made about them in Pulic, when the soldiers were dying in several dozens each day, trying to free the country from Tamil Terrorism.,

    The worst is what the current PM Ranil did to the Military Intelligence Wing of the Srilankan Army.

    If they were arrested , charged and shot by the Military Courts it would have been acceptable, if they threatened the precious life of the then PM Ranil..

    But to outsource the killing to Prabakaran is despicable.

    Is Mangala trying a another fast one?.

    Is he trying to roll Rajapaksa as well as the good Army Commanders who will never forget the dastardly act of the UNP Leader, and the disparaging remarks they made about the brave soldiers?.

  • 2

    Well done! This is a serious matter that requires an investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department. If there is adequate evidence, legal action must be taken.

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  • 6

    Siva 2007.

    Your comment…Mr.Jayaweera named this as the grand strategy by N.Q.Dias,Permanent Secretary,Defence and External affairs in the 1960s….

    Gomin Dayasiri the lawyer happens to be a son of N.Q.Dias.A classic example of like father like son.

  • 2

    Mangala – P please stop acting rabid – you are trying to shoot your foot – people of this country have not forget the past of present leaders – sincerely hope they will not repeat their past mistakes and act prudently

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