28 July, 2021

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Ex-Personal Assistant Says Champika Ranawaka Tortured Him Because He Didn’t Let Him Have His Girlfriend

Serious accusations have been levelled against Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka and his character, with a man claiming to be the former minister’s personal assistant accusing Ranawaka of harassing and even mentally torturing him, because he refused to share his foreign girlfriend with the minister.

Addressing a press conference, Harsha Bandara Thilakasiri said that he had been working for Ranawaka from 2000 to 2016 and had closely associated with the minister. “My girlfriend is a foreigner, and due to her business related work I had to introduce her to the Minister. Since I introduced her to him, he kept asking her from me and I flatly told him she is not a prostitute.”

According to Thilakasiri, because he refused to share his girlfriend, the minister in turn was furious and plotted in various ways to harass and abuse him as well as even forcefully admit him to the National Institute of Mental Health in Angoda, claiming he was suffering from psychological issues.

“A group including UDA Working Director Chandana Ranasinghe, SI Herath from the Cinnamon Gardens Police, and the minister’s personal driver Pradeep De Alwis came and took me by force when I was staying at a friend’s house in Ratmalana. They said they were taking me to the Minister’s official residence, but instead they took me to Angoda and admitted me at the hospital there. I was kept by force for over a month and they even gave me electric shock treatment for 10 days and then they released me,” he told the press conference.

“After that I continuously received threats including death threats. They even called and threatened my father saying if I disclosed anything about the minister then I will have to languish in jail,” Thilakasiri.

He said that as he couldn’t tolerate the continuing threats and so he lodged a complaint at the Piliyandala Police on November 16, 2016. “But the police didn’t take any action against my complaint, instead they went finding for my girlfriend, who had no involvement in this, and the police tried to influence her and forcing her to give a statement saying that I am mad, which she refused to give. They had even gone the next day and shouted in a very unacceptable manner outside her house. The police had even threatened the domestic helper working at my girlfriend’s house,” he said.

Thilakasiri urged the Minister to let him and his girlfriend live peacefully without making their lives difficult. “I don’t need to disclose any wrongdoings of the minister. I only want him and his henchmen to stop harassing us and let us live our lives peacefully,” he added.

Meanwhile, posting a video on his Facebook page, Ranawaka denied the allegations leveled against him by Thilakasiri and said his aid was sacked because the man was suffering from psychological problems.

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    This Buddhist Nationalist Minister should be castrated if the accussation is true. He is a danger to all the ladies.

    Do we have any good decent politicians left in Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka called the Jewel of the Indian Ocean got a new meaning.

    Shame! Shame! Shame!

    • 25
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      These are the products of Sinhala Buddhist Nationalism…

      This is the problem with Sri Lanka, 90% of the politicians are scum like this…

      The country is already doomed and will be destroyed by rotten politicians…

      People are fools. They always vote for Gangsters, rogues and criminals.

      • 17
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        Actually he is a product of Marxism – JVP. He morphed into many characters including a federalist, a green advocate and many before settling down as a nationalist. The root cause of everything in this country is people don’t research about who they vote for or forget everything after 3 months.

    • 6
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      Listen, Goraka, aren’t you jumping the Gun??

      You have tried and sentenced the Minister and decided what punishment should be meted out, based on an accusation of a person who is alleged to have suffered from psychological problems.

      Please calm down. Don’t be so typically Sri Lankan. You can say all you have said here, once the accusations are proven.

      • 3
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        Justice and Fairplay

        Goraka said: “This Buddhist Nationalist Minister should be castrated if the accussation is true.”

        Not jumping the gun at all if you read the above sentence.

        However, you jumped to conclusion when you accused the accuser of psychological problem.

        Yep, lets blame the victim the Sri Lankan way!

        • 2
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          Goraka, Sorry, but it is futile to argue with the likes of you.

          With your comment “This Buddhist Nationalist Minister should be castrated if the accussation is true” – you have implied serious anger going beyond the realm of fairness given only an unproven accusation.

          You have also suggested a punishment which is not in accordance with what prevails in civilized nations.

          If the ‘accuser’ was said to suffer from psychological problems, then he should have been subject to a medical examination first before dismissal. If this has not been done and the dismissal was unfair, there should have been a lawsuit against the Minister as the first step; not the spreading of scurriless rubbish bordering on gossip as is the case here.

          I am a Buddhist, but firmly against nationalism of the chest thumping variety. As a Buddhist I respect all religions and recognize their right to practice their religion as long as they don’t disturb others; which I note with growing dismay, some Buddhists don’t seem to do.

          If this Minister is a Buddhist and concerned about environment pollution, the first step he should take is to ban loudspeakers at most street corners whenever a nearby temple has a ‘Buddhist occasion’ to commemorate.

          • 0
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            Champika can survive only because the gift of his gab. His speech in Paris praising our country’s cultural heritage was a masterpiece worth framing. What he did soon after the Aluthgama riots in front of the cameras was another unforgettable feat, which we can never forget. This man is a scoundrel. He will abuse his powers willy-nilly to even get away with murder. But when he talks in front of the cameras, he acts like a sadhu and jabbers bullshit. He is now well and truly tainted, but do you think still get away. I am sure he will, with all that backing behind him from his friends in Justice Minister as well. The whole lot are not sincere and are getting undone one by one. They will be all be exposed very soon and assigned to the dustbin of political history. It is just a matter of time.

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              Abiththa

              “This man is a scoundrel.”

              However, he knows how to lie.

              As long as the people are stupid he could get away even with murder. People just like to be with superheroes, superpatriots, super liars, ….

      • 1
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        justice & Fairplay

        Please wait for the CC camera footage. Oh just come over the news wire no Camera got lost.

    • 13
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      Goraka

      “Do we have any good decent politicians left in Sri Lanka?”

      Have we ever had any good honest decent politicians after Independence?

      • 7
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        NV

        I think the more relevant concern is not if we have had good, honest and decent politicians since independence, but whether progressively we have been able to elect better or worse politicians in that regard.

        Sort of “what is important is not where we are, but in which direction are we headed.”

        I’ll say the country has been voting in increasingly sickening politicians and so it is the voters who need a wake up call, and guidance from decent academics (unlike DJ, RW, DL for instance).

      • 2
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        Dear Native,

        I thought you lot elected 107 of them recently and recruited another 40 .

        Happy new year to you and your mates …

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          Have you recovered from a week long hangover?

    • 11
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      I am not trying to defend Champika. If this is real he should be dealt with. Considering how desperate MR is to claw back, one can not leave aside MR’s under hand work to destabilise the current govt?

    • 1
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      If only RESONSIBLE medicos consider the mental state of allegely victimzed person (Harsha Bandara Thilakasiri )in this incident as he should not have been subjected to a psychological therapy that way, listerners can categorically say that this was a torture. Else, we cant know as just readers, about the truths of these tales.

      Today, abusing the records or photos anyone can attack the others easily.

      I wish CT could be strict on the like issues in the coming year – so that we can have even more successful discussions on the various topics on this forum.

    • 2
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      Sorry Goraka
      We have Sex maniacs , thives , thugs , egoistic idiots as our political leaders – what else can we expect – God save Sri Lanka

  • 7
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    These are just mud slinging. Nothing else.

    • 12
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      Yes when hasn’t a ex employee leveled accusations and jump on to the lap of the so called opposition?

      CMB telegraph is this a desperate story you guys are carrying? why dont you report on the more serious stories

      such as the flying pigs, the dancing dog, the singing monkey. these are serious stories men.

      • 3
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        These are just deliberate attacks with [Edited out] declared statements about his come back.
        May be their intention to weaken JHU too, showing that the current regime is powerless, in the same time if JHU would have been met with problem, that will be the wayout JO to come back.
        All the highly corrupted men would want to support MR for his come back. UNP has to react bringing all the men with higher allegations into to jails next few months. That will help them to gain more supporters since then only people will believe, justice is served.
        Those society groups too have to help UNP to stand against CROOKS in SLFP.
        Media men will have to do the job properly thinking the benefit of the right thinking people.
        I believe, all what is being explained about the current govt by Media men is no right. They make big stories about Mahindar Jarapakshe but not bringing the same press views about the good moves of govt. That is totally unwelcome.
        These media men should change their biased culture that had been praised by Abusive politicians like Rajaakshes for a decade or so.

    • 1
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      Why should it not be true? What in your thinking makes it all untrue. He is mentioning names of arresting officers, there will be medical records at the mental hospital, police statements, entries and corroborating evidence with eye witness accounts to prove his case, that which is all true. What if this had happened to you or anyone you know? How would you feel if high voltage is mercilessly passed through your body for not giving up your intended spouse to a known sex maniac? After which your story is treated with disdain and discarded as rubbish. In fact the victim is even holding back other stories which he says he will not expose, and using that information as bargaining leverage to stop the continuing harassment. Doesn’t that say something to you?

  • 9
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    WHO ARE BEHIND THESE MAN – NOBODY ELSE ONES THAT SUPPORT JOINT DONKEY OPPOSITION:

    In Srilanka there are enough problems, but just focusing on one single issue is taken up becasue they guys see the threat before them ….

  • 15
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    Ben

    Where are you?

    Is Harsha Bandara Thilakasiri’s girlfriend a Muslim?

    Will the president appoint a commission to probe into the conduct of Harsha Bandara Thilakasiri and his girlfriend?

    He has been unpatriotic while serving the true son of the soil.

    Well done policemen, what a speedy action. The nation salutes you for being insiders as opposed to outsiders.

    Don’t bother investigating traffic incidents. Don’t bother investigating racist slur.

    Champika Ranawaka for president.

    • 7
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      Native,

      I am shocked by this revelation about Champuka.

      I have never been a fan of his big-mouthed, vicious, ethno-religious, racist politics. However, I chose to believe the guy was clean and talented as a Minister. Apparently this monkey is not that either.

      My disappointment is deep. Is there anybody in GOSL we can trust? If so, who?

      This incident is serious. In Hirunika’s footsetps this guy has kidnapped a free Sri Lankan citizen. The victim was forced into a Mental Institution. Where healthcare professionals administered Electro-Shock-Therapy against his will.

      How on god damn SL is it possible to do this in 2016? Who are these criminal doctors? Where is the mainstream media? Where’s Sirisena?

      Please check out this vlog. He exposed Champuka twice already on this issue:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM5MA6JNUDI

      Cheers!

      • 4
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        Ben Hurling

        You are just on time to deal with the public racist.

        Those who champion nationalistic causes, religion, patriotism, chauvinism, …. zealously have something to hide. They hide behind super patriotism.

        Do these names ring a bell:

        Marasinghe of Moratuwa

        Chandrika of Awissawella

        Mental Hospitals

      • 4
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        I agree with you Ben Hurling.

        Lets prosecute these damned healthcare pros. When the career politicians go to jail, they send them to hospitals. These damned doctors send the accused to mental institution. When Thajudeen was killed these damned doctors certified he had an accident. My foot!

        And these damned doctors get a free ride from taxpayers from kindergarten to med school and still want more free goodies, if not they go on strike hurting the very people who paid for their education.

        Lets throw them in jail too along with the corrupt politicians.

        • 1
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          Goraka

          “Lets throw them in jail too along with the corrupt politicians.”

          And give the keys to them, so that they can leave the prison anytime as they wish.

  • 14
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    Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka

    “Serious accusations have been levelled against Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka and his character, with a man claiming to be the former minister’s personal assistant accusing Ranawaka of harassing and even mentally torturing him, because he refused to share his foreign girlfriend with the minister.”

    Why not find one on your own?

    In addition to robbing public finds, now they want even to rob the girl friends!

  • 19
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    Was’nt Minister Ranawake kidnapped and held incommunicado, within the premises of a University, years ago allegedly by the then JVP. Is’nt he
    accused you of having an improper extra-marital relationship with a newspaper editor (English) Clearly, a man of many enterprises – not necessarily the right ones. And that too, a man who wants the country to believe the future of Sinhala Buddhism is safe in his hands.

    Carol A. Teldala

  • 10
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    what kind of business has a foreign lady who is your girl-friend have with CR??!! These things happen when you do not know where to draw the line

  • 12
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    If this is true, it is a horrifying experience for Mr.Thilakasiri and an instance of police persecuting an individual and his friend, to please a minister.
    Will the Minister of Justice order the IGP to investigate?

    Even the airing of such an accusation in CT, is a disgraceful slur on the justice system and Rule of Law, which a democratic government should take serious notice of.

  • 12
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    Ranawaka has always been an unsavory character and if these allegations turn out to be true (and there are many ways to confirm them) let’s see what our leaders and our so-called Ministry of Justice do about it!

    Bets are open:

    1000 to 1 – Anything at all
    Even odds – Nothing at all

    The Piliyandala Police also deserve a dishonorable mention for their anything but sterling action. That concerned OIC must be held accountable.

  • 15
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    is is a most unfortunate situation. Champika, like many others ministers, go through a period of ‘musth’ (like bull elephants) and then demand satisfaction. The PA’s girlfriend became the object; she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The truth is out there, but we already get the picture, I think. This extra-curricular activity of our MP’s is usually kept secret, but this one has slipped through.

    But you know, Champikapaka will be welcomed raucously by the other pakayo’s in parliamnet. Birds of a feather…….

  • 17
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    Wasn’t ranawaka once one of the saviors of Buddism under mara’s regime? How can a buddist patriot long for a western conspirator?(lol) Let alone torture her Sinhala Buddist boyfriend in the process? Attention buffoons of the SB community, the entire anti minority campaign is a big lie. The SB fools have become a resource for the racist politicos and vicious, corrupt monks to exploit.. In the end they’ll end up torturing and trampling you and that is the reality of the situation. First and foremost save YOURSELVES from Sri Lankan Buddism instead of trying to save the corrupt and vile religious system that Buddism has turned into. You may disagree but it is what it is!

    • 8
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      You said it Sinhale! These SB’s are being taken for a ride claiming that the SB saviours are looking after their interests. Oh what a farce!

  • 6
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    Such a nice read early morning!!.. well done yaha. .keep it up. .

  • 15
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    We can see from his body language he was disturbed and not in his normal mood. Whoever who preaches Yahapalanaya must practice by themselves. This story of Patali was in public media/Youtube few days ago.

    These behaviors of politicians give additional power and leverage for Ranil to shut them and use as trump card to expose them at the correct time if they go against

    • 9
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      Why should Ranil (and Maithripala) wait until “the correct time” instead of taking the right action immediately???

      The problem is that Ranil and the rest of our dishonest politicians don’t care, as long as they can make the most of their time in power.

      What a bunch of shitheads!

  • 14
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    So then, do we take it this great Sinhala Buddhist patriot Patali Champika has been relying on the advise of an insane man. Is he the
    only nut advising our super Buddhist patriots or there are many more?
    Where does that other super Sinhala pilgrim Gammanpila, a former political twin of Ranawaka, fall?

    Punnakku

  • 2
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    I mean….CR could have just approached the girlfriend. If he had tortured the girlfriend, it would have been more plausible.

  • 18
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    What happened to the accident case, where Champika Ranawana was alleged to have been the driver? What happened to the victim? What happened to the witnesses? How did we investigate these cases before the era of CCTV cameras?

    It is our fault as a people. We forget fast. We do not persist and demand answers. We permit and accept impunity. This has led to where we are now. I do not know the veracity of the present accusations, however the story, especially the police are supposed to have played, should be investiagated.

    Let us in the same breath ask:
    1. What action was taken against Daham Sirisena in the night club case? Where is he?
    2. What happened with regard to the case in which a young man died in Wimal Weerawanse’s house?
    3. What action was taken against Somarathne of Mangalramaya, Batticaloa?

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

    • 4
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      Was the accident case suppressed because it was another questionable night ride by the minister? Daham Sirisens was aslo llloking for night ride when he got ejected, and someone else was night riding the boy that died in Weerawansa’s household. Sodom and Gomorrah pales into insignificance on the face of sordid stories coming out of Sri Lanka.

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        thrishu

        “Was the accident case suppressed because it was another questionable night ride by the minister? “

        Super-patriots could do no wrong.

    • 0
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      The man who died in Wimal’s house, was later diagnosed as having taken a sex enhancing drug which Wimal’s wife was promoting. The drug is banned in SL and they were making money by selling it illegally. The man’s heart could not withstand the stimulant and he died. So it is on Youtube.

      The young man on the bike who crashed into CR’s vehicle and lay motionless for many days has now partially recovered his limb movements through physiotherapy, but is still unable to walk. Father was complaining of very little financial support and had now switched to Ayurveda treatment to try and resuscitate him fully, but I am not aware of his mental state. This was the latest I read quite recently.

      Mangalarama Temple chief virtually got a big promotion from Justice Minister going and meeting him, and arranged the set up of a separate unit in the GA Division to handle issues related to Sinhala peoples issue, i.e. birth and death certificates, NIC issues, housing and residency issues etc., etc. So instead of going to prison he has achieved what he wanted. Even Gnanasara got an audience with the President. So this is the state of paradise.

  • 7
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    Imagine if this guy becomes president.
    It might be like ghadafis hareem with children being kidnapped for
    Ranawaka to have sex with.
    Kick this minister out now.

    • 5
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      He will either be the worst monster to rule a country ever or the Lee kwan yue of south asia. I Don’t like his character a bit but you can’t deny that the man is very ambitions and doesn’t take failing bets.

  • 6
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    Aiyo, Aiyo…why are we expecting gentlemanly behaviour from crooks, liars and spineless buffoons. We are the idiots who believe in their lies and vote for them. We deserve to suffer the humiliation of being disappointed.

  • 4
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    So the independant police commission is useless as always….this is why i told from the beginning 19A is useless

  • 7
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    Well said Dr Narendran!

    The civil society must be eternally vigilant!

  • 6
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    What a hell hole of country that we are living in. thieves, rapists, gangsters and murderers are in charge. They are working hand in glove with the equally despicable police who are standing against law and order. What a betrayal of people who under death threats voted in this govt. with great hope. Cycle of violence continues and the murderers are roaming free. Will Pacha Ranawaka be investigated even then it will fall through like any other, the pattern that we have been witnessing. Pathetic situation.

  • 5
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    Dr. RN – Good questions, but waiting for “answers” would be like ‘Waiting for Godot’ – never to happen.

    Yahapalanaya is a massive fraud perpetrated on us all and those responsible will have to answer to us – sometime.

  • 5
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    This seems to be the height of poltical kidnappings and abuse of state machinery, if the allegations are true. We expected that this type of action vanished after Jan8, 2015. If action can be taken against MP Ms. Hirunika Premachandra why not against the Minister PC Ranawaka provided that the allegations are true. It is interesting to note that in this instance the victim swears an affidavit at the outset, knowing very well that action can be take against the victim if the contents of the document is false.

    One cannot discard the fact that the minister concerned is a Presidential hopeful in 2020 and this, if true, can be a serious blot in his career.

    • 3
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      One correction. Legal action isn’t progressing against Kudunika. He is going scot free.

  • 8
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    Ha ha he was planning to side-line Ranil and be the prime minister after Jan 08th. Now reduced to a water boy of Ranil after the Panama scandal, the coal tender fraud and now this new allegation.

    • 6
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      S.Fernando

      ” Now reduced to a water boy of Ranil after the Panama scandal, the coal tender fraud and now this new allegation.”

      I am serious, I don’t want to hear anything bad about him.

      He is the Sinhala/Buddhist poster boy.
      He is the saviour of Sinhala/Buddhism.
      He saved this country single-handedly from terrorists.
      He is the only smart patriot.
      He was born to protect Sinhala/Buddhism. He considers other minorities as outsiders.
      His ancestors discovered zero.
      He believes Sinhala is the oldest living language.
      He ran Norochcholai efficiently.
      ……….

  • 1
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    Just when he was preparing to sabotage the new constitution that can hopefully lead to a tamil homeland this surfaces. Our times are certainly becoming good after the defeat in 2009.

  • 11
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    Here is a prediction. The man accusing will end up in court and Champika will end up supporting the Ranil/TNA/CBK constitution. As for the Swiss lady, please run!

  • 5
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    Cannot say which is the truth.

    If Champika is innocent he can challenge the accuser and disprove allegations. If he doesn’t do so, could we assume the accusations are true.

  • 2
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    We have sent him (Mr.Chaimpika Ranawake) to Parliament to uphold the Sinhala Traditions and in doing so, he must practice what is “Traditional” or “Customary”. Haven’t you heard the tradition of “Eka Gei Kema” – (two brothers live with one wife in the same house) or in other words “Sharing one woman”. If this story is true; Mr. Champika Ranawake must be regarded as a “True Leader” who stands by and lives by the dictates of his party “Jathika Hela Urumaya”. Cheers.

  • 2
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    Didn’t Harsha Bandara know about Champika Ranawaka this kind of behavior before he introduce his girlfriend to him? I am not taking CR’s side but Harsha Bandara was his private secretary he should have known, and if he had a jot of a brain he wouldn’t introduce his girl friend to a womanizer? Although he says he doesn’t want to mudslinging that is what exactly he does. However, if CR is guilty he must be punished.

    • 0
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      CR may have been promiscuous throughout his political life, and also since this foreign girl was unmarried and probably looked appealingly sexy, she was mistakenly taken to be a ‘hit’. He never could give up on the idea that she was his Secretary’s lover, and decided that somehow he was going to get her come storm or famine, nothing must stand in his way. She was so desirable. You know what’s it like when you get all horny, and you have an erectile that you could even hold up a tent, as in a tent pole. Don’t ask silly questions man, the story is clear for all to see, stupid.

    • 1
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      CK you got a point.

      Harsha himself admits that he knows Boruyaka in and out.
      Harsha if he had stuck up with Monoyaka all these years then he must have been partner in crime as well. Enter the Girl the Chimpika tries hanky panky, Harsha breaks loose.
      Exposing to the media is more of a ‘safeguard himself’ measure. What is somewhat predictable is Ranawaka will settle it with Harsha ( api baudhayo )and all charges will fall by the way side and we would not hear of it anymore.

  • 0
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    Does anyone know where this Cougar is from?..

    • 3
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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Does anyone know where this Cougar is from?..”

      Are you looking for a sugar mummy?

      • 0
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        Dear Native,

        Do you know any?..Or do you have anyone in mind?…

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