19 October, 2019

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Exclusive: Case Filed Alleging Gota Was Never Conferred Sri Lankan Citizenship

A case has been filed in the Court of Appeal by Civil Society activists Prof. Chndraguptha Thenuwara and Gamini Viyangoda alleging that citizenship was never conferred on former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and SLPP Presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and that he is not a Sri Lankan citizen.

Former secretary to the MOD – Gotabaya

The legal action comes amid an explosive investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department into Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s passports, dual citizenship, visas and NIC documentation.

Earlier this week the CID told the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court that the file containing Rajapaksa’s dual citizenship papers and applications could not be located at any of the Government departments and ministries dealing with citizenship matters.

The CID reported facts to the Chief Magistrate that the Department of Immigration, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Affairs Ministry did not have custody of Rajapaksa’s file.

The Chief Magistrate has ordered the Immigration Department to hand over all files connected to Rajapaksa’s dual citizenship to the CID. The Chief Magistrate also issued an order for state authorities to hand over details of all officers, employees and polling agents who were on duty at the 2005 presidential election.

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  • 56
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    Dear Fellow Srilanka citizen,
    Are we going to be fooled by Rajapaksa family once again?
    Don’t we ask simple questions about Gotabaya?
    Where is his family now? Are they in Srilanka or Are they in USA?
    I have never seen his family members during his campaign. Why?
    Why other members of his family did not give up their USA citizenship?
    The truth is very clear. `They are lieng to the Nation, and People.

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      I told this months ago …….. Gota has not, and never will, renounce his American citizenship. He won’t take a chance unless he is sure.

      The Rajapakses were counting on Gota’s presidential bid to build up momentum ……. once it has reached a fever pitch it would have to be a very brave Lankan official prone to suicidal tendencies who will dare to disqualify him.

      Rajapakses are born swindlers; it’s in their blood. There are some Lankans like that …… who have it in their blood ….. if they don’t do some trickery …… even to buy a postage stamp ……. they don’t feel good about themselves.

      Nagananda Koddituwakku renounced his UK citizenship and showed it to the press yesterday …….. Got and Mahinda (that’s why Mahinda visited the American ambassador before Gota’s candidature was announced) has a deal with the ambassador to backdate and process/issue Gota’s “renouncement.” ……. It may sound farfetched but even in the US (like in Lanka) the law applies “equally” to the ordinary people but the rich and the powerful are excepted. If you don’t believe just look at what Donald is getting away with!


      “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald :))

      Native are ye listening …….. do ye get the message ….. loud and clear?

      • 7
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        correction

        “Got and Mahinda (that’s why Mahinda visited the American ambassador before Gota’s candidature was announced) has a deal with the ambassador to backdate and process/issue Gota’s “renouncement.”

        —> Gota and Mahinda (that’s why Mahinda visited the American ambassador before Gota’s candidature was announced) has a deal with the ambassador to backdate and process/issue Gota’s “renouncement,” if and when Gota gets elected.

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          Nimal,

          The Americans were getting ready to pull the rug under Ranil’s feet for the third time. The Americans pulled the rug under Ranil’s feet twice before. Once when CBK had given a written undertaking that she will not dissolve Ranil’s Govt and the second time in 2005 where the Americans got VP’s help to Boycott the Tamil vote to prevent Ranil winning the Presidential Election. Ranil is much smarter than most think and has outsmarted even the Americans. The Americans shamelessly tried to mislead on the renunciation of Gota’s American Citizenship. Now it really does not matter as he does not have Sri Lankan citizenship although he has obtained a false Sri Lankan Passport with no file in the Imigration Dept. So Gota will be disqualified from contesting. There is nothing the Americans can do now. but go with Ranil. Ranil will have the last laugh and he will put this country right in the next 10 years definitely. It is a foregone conclusion.

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            gamini

            Don’t forget Americans have the expert forgers and equipments working for them in the CIA.
            Don’t you remember how a number of American hostages escaped from Iran using forged Canadian passports?

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            Gamini.
            What balderdash, this American Conspiracy. Especially, the Ambassador in Colombo is just another ‘cog in the wheel’. Sri Lanka is a little Island with no significant interest to Uncle Sam. VP acted on his own but instigated by MR as we all know. Trump calls the shots, and he has enough on his plate to worry about. Ranil’s Expiry date has elapsed long long ago. Was an absolute Failure in running the country with his Kolla boys. Made a hash of it. The UNP will suffer defeat because of Ranil and mis Governance.

      • 1
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        SO the investigations for this matter of his genuineness of his srilankan citizenship must proceed.

      • 2
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        You tell me what Donald is getting away with it.

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        nimal fernando

        “once it has reached a fever pitch it would have to be a very brave Lankan official prone to suicidal tendencies who will dare to disqualify him.”

        We can see this trend how Courts are bending over backwards to dismiss series of cases against Gota, the clan ….. and the Navy reinstating Prince Yoshitha Rajapaksa to his former glory, …………..

        “Native are ye listening …….. do ye get the message ….. loud and clear?”

        Roger, (over and) out.

    • 1
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      Don’t Gota’s Wife and Family want Him in US anymore?

  • 14
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    Well then what is this government waiting for….SLFP won’t do anything cos they just hopped into bed with SLPP to get a Royal….F’ing…..UNP is full of butterflies that like hovering around the butterfly holes….so can we citizen drag these deranged monsters by their gonads and deport them.

    • 34
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      This (GR) is the man who was deciding on others eligibility of receiving dual citizenship, when he was the Sec.Min of Defense.

      Husband want to rule Sri Lanka, wife and son swear allegiance to USA; bloody joke. Where are the so called ‘patriotic monks’ who wants GR to become President??

      Rajapakse clan are liars, thieves and beggars. They’ll rent their mothers if they can make a buck.

  • 29
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    Files related to Gota;s citizenship are missing means that it was well planned granting of illegal citizenship. All involved should be arrested How can you expect a crook from Rajapkse family become the president of country. EC should seriously consider in rejecting his his nomination until a decision is given by supreme court

  • 12
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    Our hero’s photo is giving a bad impressing outside of our base that our leader is about to break down or going to wet his pants. That is against our leader’s proven track records. Please only use this photo if you are going to advertise it for adult diapers. Otherwise we’ll file a case against BBC to insulting our great leader’s reputation.

  • 15
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    Don’t worry. The “Ali Baba” – Lawyer Ali Sabri, representing Gota in all his cases, will find a way out. Presently he is splitting hairs with the “Rajapkse Memorial” case coming up in October. He ( Ali Sabri) was asked about this “Missing” case records; but did not reply. Another, “Media Spokesman” of Gota , Keheliya Rambukwella was also asked about it. He said, he is aware that a case has been filed but did not know the details. Keheliya Rambukwella, instead, was busy explaining the Gota’s considerations of MCC and SOFA agreements and said those agreements are “Worth” studying for “implementation”. On hearing this “Press Briefing” of Keheliya, Wimal Weerawanse of the “Election Campaign” of Gota , has got a dose of “Kerosene” and has got into a “FIT”. Isn’t the “DRAMA” that is unfolding in varying “ACTS” keep us entertained. ? “Honda Honda Sellang Elivena Yametalu”. Keep waiting.

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    [Edited out] writing in capital letters are discouraged -CT

  • 15
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    vote for only sri lankens. not for americans. buddhist are crazy. gave to portugeese/ gave to dutch/got the english, now american.

    • 15
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      Q. Can an American citizen contest elections in Lanka?

      Q. Can a dual citizen contest elections in Lanka?

      Q. can a stateless person contest elections in Lanka?

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        Siri Gamage

        “Q. Can a stateless person contest elections in Sri Lanka?”

        Is there a place in the world that doesn’t belong to any country?

        In ocean or air?

        Well, my argument is stateless person should enjoy a right to contest in any election is any democratic country.

        Except he/she has been banished from every country.

      • 1
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        Siri Gamage,

        Only in Ape Lankawe, Ape Lankawe.

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        If he has legitimate documents why do the courts have to get involved? This is simply another devious plan to drag the proceedings. The EC should ask him for proof and if he cannot comply, cancel his candidature.

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  • 5
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    President appoint a top security man close to GR and Premier hindering, hiding and not passing credible evidence to investigate about *R family members. Now all import evidence not been able to trace back… My goodness CID all alone performing a professional duty against the government and public servants a big ask from them. Its like CID now act like private detective job.

  • 1
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    This was always going to happen.
    Now, will the SLPP (JO) support the UNP, TNA and JVP for the abolition of the Executive Presidency (20A) before the nomination date?
    This is exactly what Ranil tried to do a week ago.
    Ranil was trying to avoid a bloodbath.

  • 3
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    Shyster lawyers or Gota has said they will file objetions on the 2nd. If not accepted they will go to SC and delay as they have done for all Gotas cases so far, with an amenable justice system..

  • 5
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    Maybe the file is lost, but there has to be a receipt and a financial record for the payment of Rs200,000 which is the cost of getting Dual citizenship charged by the GOSL in 2005, or did he as someone more equal than others who apply, get it free.

    • 1
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      Correct where is that receipt. But they will say it’s a special case.

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    If the fraud ingetting dual citizenship is proved Gota will end up in Jail. he will be now regretting relinquishing US citizenship. EC ahd told PPP to have a standby candidate ready. The names re Shirani and Samal. How about the servant from Rajapaksa;s house

  • 3
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    When this guy was the defence secretary he suspended the dual citizenship awards and the reasoning given was that the dual citizens would visit SL to engage in anti-govt propaganda and then when the police was after them they would enter the embassy premises. But at the same time it is well known that he gave citizenships to his own relatives in express time. The thinks that he did to others are now coming haunt him.

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    MR signature about the GR is forgery because is was signed recently. Please send the signature to Scotland Yard or FBI they will do carbon test and tell you when it was signed? I bet it was signed recently and it is illegal .

  • 2
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    Do not allow stateless persons to contest elections. Apprehend such illegal immigrants and deport them a.s.a.p.

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    Do not make foolish comments on the CT . If GOTA still is American citizen then electoral commission will not allow him to be the candidate of Pohotuwa. He received the SL citizenship in 2005 which was signed by the president. You can not go pass the signature of the president. President had all the powers from the constitution. The president has very less very powers after 2015.

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