18 January, 2021

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Ex-Defence Secretary Hemasiri Lays Bare Sirisena’s Pig Headedness

Former Defense Secretary, Hemasiri Fernando testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) a short while ago spoke extensively about Sirisena’s handling of the Defense Ministry, shedding harsh light on the President’s pig headed ways that cost the nation over 250 lives.

Hemasiri Fernando

Echoing claims made by PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister Ruwan Wijewardena and suspended IGP Pujitha, Fernando says Sirisena specifically instructed him not to invite the Prime Minister, State Minister for Defense and IGP for National Security Council meetings.

Fernando claims he was ‘helpless’ as a Secretary as his Minister barely made time for him. He claims at times he would be made to wait for almost three hours just to get files signed.

He also says there was little contribution he could make in terms of briefing Sirisena as he was not willing to hear any intelligence information from anyone other than State Intelligence Chief Nilantha Jayawardena.

“After being appointed as Defense Secretary, I tried twice to brief President on intelligence reports but was informed on both occasions that the SIS Chief had already informed him…For the rest of my five and a half months in office I did not brief him again,” Fernando says adding, early on he understood the SIS Chief maintained a direct communication line to the President.

It was also revealed during Fernando’s statement before the PSC, that since November 15, 2018 the Defence apparatus was equipped with information on terrorist Zaharan and his sympathy for ISIS terrorism and Jihadism. Failure to act on ample information available only goes to show Sirisena’s absolute inadequateness to handle the Ministry of Defense.

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  • 41
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    We should hung this imbercil in public
    What idiot is Gamaralla

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      All these guys are now blaming each other for their failure to carryout their public duties.
      These so called politicians and the public officers are not capable of performing their “bread and butter” duties for which they have been paid huge sums of money from the public funds.
      All I can say is that “these guys could not organise a “piss up” in a Brewery.”

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        The buck has to sto.p at the top of the chain of command. Stop trying to confuse people by blaming others for the actions of one. Sirisena murdered 250people. He needs to face war crimes charges and executed. That is the hard cold truth. The presidency of this country comes with extraordinary levels of power and responsibility. If a man cannot handle that power wisely then he has no bussines holding that office.

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          His family wedding at the top end , praying at the Hindu temple in India with his wife and family , then the gala trip to Singapore was much more important to this Moda Silli than the lives of the people whom he left to fend for themselves and perish in the hands of terrorists.
          He had no qualms about protecting his family than the people of his country whom he PROMISED TO PROTECT.
          He is not Trustworthy and Unreliable , had to GO before he does endanger lives of the people and destroy our nation.
          IMPEACH !!

      • 0
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        What about US puppet Bondscam Ranil’s role in the Easter carnage? Pujith is Ranil’s boy and clown has celarly been mightily set up by Bondscam Ranil’s CIA backers, who run the Jaraplanaya Govt to ensure that US interests in Sri Lanka are served First – particularly that navel base in Trincomalle and to service the US war machine in the Indian Ocean from Sri Lanka

        Also, CT Editors enough re-cycling of this state news on clown Sira and the PSC, we need some REAL news, new news on the UNP Presidential candidate in the upcoming elections

    • 32
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      We should be thankful at least today these men reveal the truth.

      I heard him saying – none other than country ‘s President Sirisena had order not to react to PM’s request- WHAT A PRESIDENT ?
      This had been said, even after that EASTER SUNDAY BOMB went off killing over 300.
      .
      See, how and what a HEART SIRISENA should have to behave that way ?
      :
      Either SIRISENA is mentally ill or he is so stupid person notknowing the due well.

    • 1
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      Agree, Sri Lanka’s president is a imbecile.

  • 45
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    Obviously we have a Mentally Retarted individual as Head of State / Minister of Defense who do not care two hoots for the Country or Citizens but how to win a second term for his family’s sake. He proved this by his disgusting silly Backdoor Premier Drama last October to bring in Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Illegal Premier which completely backfired and made him a International Joker. When Rajapaksa too refused his support, he went completely crazy and purposely allowed the recent Terrorist acts to discredit the Government. This Joker should be stripped of his civic rites and sent to Jail. God save Mother Lanka.

    • 25
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      Immediately after 52 day conspiracy,, there was one lady from colombo filed a case requesting President s mental situation to be examined. Country ‘ s highly corrupted courts just threw it away calling it was not a complete courty entry.
      :
      Why do PEOPLE still ALLOW SIRISENA or th elike to stay in power ?

      • 0
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        LEELAGEMALLA
        A simple answer to your question.
        If Sirisena is removed from office, it is Ranil who will take over as the Acting President.
        Not a single person in the country wants it to happen.
        That is the only reason behind Sirisena’s survival so far.

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          Champawathy
          You talk like a typical Modaya. Who can remove the president? For impeachment you need the signatures of 2/3rd of the MPs, and there is no chance for that with Your mate rajapaksa ‘s cronies as MPs. This has nothing to do with Ranil, even though ranil is not popular among Modayas.

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            Typical modaya umberto
            The survival of both them is provided by 19A. About President, it is the above reason which is the only reason. About PM, it is President’s inability to dissolve Parliament until it completes 4 1/2 years.

  • 42
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    Autocratic behaviour of the illiterate President was the root cause of the April 21st Debacle. I do not know why this mad man is staying in that position. Is he waiting to do more damage to the country ? If he does not know what Teamwork is he thinks that he is a dictator

    • 3
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      Kulendran, This is the mad man who gave orders to shoot/kill/bomb all those who surrendered with white flags in 2009. He very well knew that the morning 8.30 Mass at St Anthony’s is in Tamil and therefore I guess he didn’t mind the very Tamils who voted him got killed.

  • 66
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    Which Buddhist Monk will now go on a hunger strike to get the President to resign.

  • 47
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    This is a gross dereliction of duty on the part of the defence minister; president Sirisena. Isn’t this proof enough of this callous imbecile’s incompetence for high office and disregard for his responsibilities?

    Ranil spit out the frigging pittu from your mouth and ask for the resignation of this criminal. Or set in motion impeachment.

    Are you capable of even one bloody act of courage in your entire pitiful life? ……… Or is it again silent scheming and wait and see ……. and it is left for your juniors and sidekicks to fulfil your responsibilities?

    For fucks sake man, you’re the blooming Prime Minister of the damn country! ….. You have to act!

    It’s now or never.

  • 30
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    Sirisena will now know that he will never be elected as president again.
    He will not dare contest.
    As to who is fit for the office, is a big question.

    • 14
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      Justice.I see no suitable person in the present political set up.The present group, Govt and Opposition have vested interests, are reported to be corrupt and has no interest in the country.One joker is supposed to have transfered a house in London, when he divorced. the wife is said to have sold it foe B.Pounds 35Mn!

      even a dog on the road will lick your hands when you feed him. These three people will eat the food and wait till you turn to stab you from behind!

  • 31
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    Is Hemasiri telling the truth, the whole truth ? If he was not allowed to perform he should have resigned. But this guy pocketed two salaries, one as Secretary and the other Chairman BOI- where he didn’t perform either.Investments dried up during his period. Maybe that Minister also did not talk to him !

    Before that Hemasiri was Chairman of our corruption ridden Olympic Committee for 20 years ! We are one of the worse performing nations at Olympics-last three occasions didn’t win a single medal ! What is the excuse for this ? In any other country such a Chairman would have resigned from the Olympic Committee.

    From the Olympic committee to BOI and Defence Ministry -interesting career path. We live in a crazy country !

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      kolla
      Yes it’s a crazy country, a failed chairman of the Olympics, Chairman of the BOI, and the rest of the failed state organisations and still he survived for many years , then SIRA gave him the plummy Job , his stars were great no??
      Now the karma is catching up the man’s balls , no way out have reached the end of the road , full stop.
      The state couldn’t find a suitable candidates when one found to be not delivering. All the failed Chiefs of every state organisations were not spotted and reversed or replaced with more suitable candidates,
      The hard core NUTS were let loose given promotions to Bankrupt the nation.
      Thank god the Karma is catching up with all the failed chairmanships

  • 4
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    But wasn’t Sec/MoD supposed to supervise the.SIS Chief and his activities? why he did not proactively obtain the information from the SIS, in which case he could have acted independently to prevent this catastrophic terrorist attack. Was he not aware of the intelligence report provided by India?

  • 12
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    This
    Go
    G
    G
    This clue less prez should deal with the law ,should accountable for manslaughter for innocent lives,put the country in jeopardy,

  • 24
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    Nothing but Ignorance and Pig headedness caused the lives of 250 plus the 500 injured. Did he say sorry ? No ,but the whole gang of losers from the Parliament celebrated lavishly the Sirisena Brat’s wedding reception soon after the death carnage . All because of the pigheadedness of this loser.
    They had no guilt what so ever that there was a national moaning in and out of the country for those who lost their lives on Easter Sunday.
    They’re all the same. Just Eat drink and be Merry Hell with the dead is the attitude. There was no wedding cancellation , no sharing of grief with the moaners but Celebrate .
    What sort of people are they? Have they got any feelings??
    They should not be chosen again as Rulers of the nation.

  • 26
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    Resign Sirsena Resign now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 14
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    Oh God,
    Still we have a President co sponsored a political coup against this Nation. What a shame? Executive presidency means Dictatorship.

  • 10
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    Time for the corrupt President and PM to go or be impeached!
    Why is the JVP still playing constitutional politics rather than going on the streets and educating the people on the current criminal Jarapalanya govt: which is controlled by US which organized the Easter attacks with Saudi proxy to destabilize and set up a military base in Trinco?
    They must BOTH resign.
    Professionals, civil society groups and the genera. public must launch a massive campaign to get rid to the Bondscam Ranil-Sira Jarapalayana govt.

    Time for general and presidential elections on the same day!

  • 9
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    The buck stops with Bondscam Ranil who appointed clown Pujith as IGP and Clown President who appointed Hemasiri.
    Both must be impeached for the Easter carnage.

  • 15
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    Former Defense Secretary, Hemasiri Fernando ,

    RE: Ex-Defence Secretary Hemasiri Lays Bare Sirisena’s Pig Headedness

    What do you expect from Sirisena, the Traitor, Sevalaya (sleaze), Pachaya (liar), Ma;la-Petethaya ( living off the dead) ?

    He has been that was for some time. The imbeciles in Parliament wont impeach Sirisena. Why?

    Was he trained by Sinhala “Buddhist” Monks? Many are running amok, and even fasting,

  • 8
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    {“Former Defense Secretary, Hemasiri Fernando testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) a short while ago spoke extensively about Sirisena’s handling of the Defense Ministry, shedding harsh light on the President’s pig headed ways that cost the nation over 250 lives”}
    Hemasiri, please do not insult pigs just because you lost the ‘dream job’.
    .
    Hemasiri claims he was ‘helpless’ because MS, {“….. specifically instructed him not to invite the Prime Minister, State Minister for Defense and IGP for National Security Council meetings…..”}.
    Hemasiri accepts he was ‘spineless’ too.
    The ‘blame Tsunami’ is on its way again.
    .
    Please note the rudderless state, particularly the higher echelons, of the Lankan Public Services.
    The Lankan Elites are accurately piloting towards personal wealth enhancement.
    When did this start?

  • 17
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    Some Donkeys and Goats in his party have made a formal request to MS urging him to run for a second term as President! Can you believe the crass stupidity, or is it mind boggling opportunism, of these lackeys and toadies? Not that they will get anything out of it because this person does not have a snowflake’s chance in hell of getting even 5% of the votes.

    • 5
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      In preparation for a Political,Suicide that’s the reason for SLFP friends urging the Silli to contest.
      All are Muppets.

  • 0
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    Making efforts for survival together with former IGP.

    Who else it’s unless the president, to be blamed & mud-slung?

  • 11
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    I have a message for people who blame RW more than MR and MS on THIS matter. I am no fan of RW and if at all his looks and his laid back attitude for a PM itself is annoying and to some extent nauseating. But in my opinion, it is height of stupidity or hidden motives to blame RW for not knowing and worse finding fault for not disclosing to the whole nation (that too after MS staged coup) of intentionally censoring him from national security meetings and other related antics of MS. The closest analogy will be, a recently married couple where one partner,s sole intentions are to cheat, is now not providing any meaningful relationship including physical, and public expecting the affected partner to go public and announce his/her misery to the whole world. Are you guys real or what.This only can be a Lankan Thinking???? Unless you,ll are the left overs of Rajapaksas clan (who are the real masters of this devious plan) who happens to be the in laws of that affected individual.

  • 10
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    Fuck off you bloody sirisena

  • 20
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    Gnanasara can contribute to Sri Lanka by starting a hunger strike for sirisena removal. He shouldn’t miss this opoeetunity

  • 14
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    Hey Sillysena, do the right thing for the country, and the people, and RESIGN.
    YOU could have prevented hundreds of people being killed and injured, but you did NOTHING. Shame on you. All you care is about your position, power, and your family benefiting from this country.

  • 15
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    Damn good lesson for keeping PIGS alive than slaughtering and barbecuing them on a skew. Evereone of these bastards must be criminally convicted and their punishment must be as the same as what the ISIS would give their enemies. Dip all of these criminals and murders in a vat of acid, and then dismember every anatomy of their body. Then ROAST them in public starting from the president and down. Then send that pig parts to get “HARAM” certification from the ACJU.

    • 6
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      No need to go so far.
      .
      Appa kaala panna tirisanawa tianna narakai.
      Savala pakaya ge puka ulla thianna thamai thienne.

  • 6
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    Who promoted & voted this pig head?

    What headed are they?

  • 5
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    This, apparently is a script written by UNP to absolve the Prime Minister from the blame/guilt/irresponsibility.
    Ranil Wickremasinghe has already admitted that he had prior knowledge about the Muslim terrorist attack and that he was even informed one hour before. (source: NDTV).
    The President, the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, all of the Parliamentarians, the Defence Ministry, the National Intelligence (NI), the State Intelligence Service (SIS) and the Police were fully aware of the attack, including this man former Defence Secretary, Hemasiri Fernando, who said that only thing what surprised him was the magnitude of the terrorist attack (in different words).
    Further, this prior knowledge of the Executive, the Legislature and the intelligence apparatus was
    the reason for the Prime Minister to take a “collective responsibility” for the failure to take counter measures to foil the terrorist attack which ultimately cost over 370 lives and 500 injured people.
    Therefore, this Select Committee is for what?
    According to survivors, ambulances and the Police have arrived the scene only 1 1/2 hours later. One and half hours later, man!
    And some family members of the deceased say, many other lives could have been saved had the uninjured people in churches showed some “compassion” towards the injured, rather than busy in taking photos and videotaping the incident!!!!! It seems that human and societal values (of some people) have been replaced by the publicity craze in social media.
    In my opinion, this Select Committee-For-What comprised of the same evil Parliamentarians who are also responsible for the carnage, only exposes the incapability and the clumsiness of country’s intelligence apparatus, security vulnerability and the anarchy, to the world.
    Whose stupid ideas was this?

  • 4
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    Don’t take this guy too seriously! Remember his interview with foreign media soon after the bombs?
    Don’t take ex IGP seriously too! See the way he’s enjoying the “limelight” at PSC?

    And the big gumraal himself! No better than the above two!

    And the PSC ! ?- and the brains behind the PSC- the “soooththara paenchaas”!

    What pathetic times are we living in?
    ?

    • 2
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      Chethiyasrna
      Don’t vote next time for the imbeciles. Don’t take bribes in any forms , no Arrakku bothale, or Biryani packets either ,!! they’re poisonous as the candidates.
      Keep yourself clean so the country can clean itself .

  • 4
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    The people of this country elected Patholaya and the rest of the parliamentarians.
    The “stupid” people very soon will do no better. They believe in KARMA.
    The lesson; don’t expect anything better!

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    Maithripala Sirisena was voted in by the Whole island of which 70% is sinhala. forget UNP, SLPP/SLFP and all other three wheeler parties. Sri lanka doe snot need so many major political parties, PM and President. Restructure and organize the parliament. If the president is intelligent, he can do that. forget UNP and SLPP because they are for themselves. Ranil very soon leave for Australian to get more instructions.

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    The EYES ONLY in those intelligence reports, are those FIVE EYES of the English speaking Countries of the West. Only they are permitted to read those.

    • 1
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      You are correct. Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and the UK. These five countries have a water tight agreement to protect the interest of the English speaking White nations. When it comes to crunch time, they will always band together.

  • 1
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    When JRJ changed the constitution and was elected as the President with all powers, I can remember him saying that he can now do anything he wanted except to change the sex of people. Dr.N.M. casually remarked ‘What if a mad man becomes the president, with all these powers. What will happen to Sri-Lanka?. Haven’t we come to that situation? Now, I find that some SLFP suckers want Sisisena to contest the forth coming Presidential elections. Hang the freedom of speech, arrest the editor and the journalists who spread hatred through their papers. Just a request is not enough. Close that media outlet.

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