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Exposé: Tiran-Dilith And Sirisena: How The President Interfered To Prevent The Arrest Of Murder Suspect Wasantha Karannagoda

Colombo Telegraph can now reveal the shocking saga of how President Maithripala Sirisena stepped in to prevent the arrest of former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda by influencing the Attorney General and the judiciary ahead of his fundamental rights petition being heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday March 7.

President Sirisena who is now in charge of Law and Order was briefed ahead of time about the AG’s plans to indict Karannagoda for allegedly aiding and abetting the murders of 11 youth abducted by a Navy gang in 2008 and for deliberately concealing evidence about the abductions. The aiding and abetting murder charge being non-bailable the former Navy Commander would have been arrested by the CID once the charges framed by the AG’s Department were read out to him.

Colombo Telegraph learns that following a thorough briefing on the issue by Solicitor General Dappula De Livera, President Sirisena had claimed he would not stand in the way of the law taking its course against all those who had been involved in the kidnapping and murder of the 11 youth.

The fear of being remanded drove Wasantha Karannagoda, Sri Lanka’s commander of the navy during the final phase of the war into hiding from the CID by February 21 the day he was scheduled to appear before the CID. After pursuing him at two of his known residential addresses in Colombo 05 and in Kotte, the CID reported to the Fort Magistrate that Karannagoda was absconding and the Fort Magistrate impounded the former Commander’s passport and ordered the Controller General of Immigration to stop him from leaving the island.

While being a fugitive from justice Karannagoda used his high-end legal team led by President’s Counsel Romesh De Silva to file a petition in Supreme Court on 22 February trying to block his arrest by the CID. Romesh De Silva PC has become the lawyer of choice for suspects in high profile criminal and corruption investigations who want to get their arrest by law enforcement agencies blocked. When the case initially came up on February 28 Supreme Court Justice Priyantha Jayawardane recused himself from the case claiming that he had once appeared for Karannagoda while he was practicing as a private lawyer. But before he recused himself Justice Jayawardane tried to get the AG to agree to give an undertaking to Romesh De Silva that his client Wasantha Karannagoda would not be arrested by the CID until the case was taken up again on 7 March. The AG flatly refused to give this undertaking to Court which meant that if the CID found the former Navy Commander between February 28 and March 7, Karannagoda could still be arrested. The AG was represented in the Supreme Court on February 28 by Additional Solicitor General Viraj Dayaratne.

The former Navy Commander continued to remain in hiding from the law.

On 6 March the eve of Karannagoda’s case in Supreme Court businessmen and media captains Tiran Alles and Dilith Jayaweera met President Sirisena. Both Alles and Jayaweera are members of Team Gotabaya. Both are under criminal investigation themselves for financial dealings during the Mahinda Rajapaksa presidency.

During the meeting with Sirisena, Alles and Jayaweera begged the President to request the CID not to arrest Wasantha Karannagoda. They told him that if Karannagoda was arrested he would not be able to get bail due to the seriousness of the charge.

President Sirisena offered to speak to the Attorney General’s Department on the ex-Navy Commander’s behalf. While offering to speak with the AG, President Sirisena quipped to Jayaweera and Alles: “Those two (AG and SG) are constantly running to me asking me for promotions to the Supreme Court. I can talk to them”.

After the meeting with Alles and Jayaweera, Sirisena spoke with Attorney General Jayasuriya and instructed him that the AG’s Department should not insist on the arrest of the former Navy Commander.

Dilith Jayaweera

Accordingly the next morning – 7 March – shortly before the case was due to come up in Supreme Court, Attorney General relayed the President’s instructions to the state attorneys who would represent the CID in the case filed by Karannagoda. The message was clear – there was no longer a need to insist on arrest.

Meanwhile based on his chat with Sirisena on Wednesday Alles relayed the information the President had given him that the AG and SG were angling for promotions to the Supreme Court.

A shrewd litigator, Romesh De Silva was well aware that Justice Buvaneka Aluvihare who was presiding that day was entertaining hopes of becoming the next Chief Justice. A promotion of Attorney General Jayasuriya to the Supreme Court could stymie those plans since an AG can be elevated to CJ automatically.

Tiran Alles

Last Thursday 7 March Romesh De Silva PC appearing with attorneys Sugath Caldera and Niran Anketell made submissions for two hours and 10 minutes. His first salvo – which lawyers said were aimed at immediately prejudicing the bench – was to tell the three judges that the AG and the SG were seeking promotions as judges of the Supreme Court. The situation was a “disgrace” he said and that AG’s Department was not what it used to be.

He then launched an attack against the CID, calling their investigation politically motivated and even referring to CID IP Nishantha Silva as the “hangman”. Distorting facts reported in CID B reports and claiming that the former Navy Commander could have got away with murder in May 2008 because he and his men were war heroes but had still chosen to make a complaint to the police De Silva said his patriotic blood was boiling because of how the CID had conducted its investigation to implicate “the man who won the war for us”.

Officials from the AG’s Department remained silent throughout the vicious attack on the AG and the CID never even protesting against De Silva’s malicious claims against their own boss. ASG Dayaratne also never saw fit to defend CID IP Nishantha Silva the first respondent in Karannagoda’s petition, whose counsel he was supposed to be.

Instead all the false facts reported to court about frivolous charges against Karannagoda, the lack of evidence, the former navy commander’s actual role in the sordid story of how men under his command abducted and killed boys from rich families for ransom were never corrected for the court record.

At one point Justice Surasena even asked the AG if there was really enough evidence to indict Karannagoda since Romesh De Silva had painted a shocking picture about a shaky case that the ASG with all the facts the CID had given their ‘legal team’ never tried to counter or set straight.

In fact ASG Dayaratne told court that the AG’s primary interest in the case was not the arrest of a suspect hiding from the law and wanted on a charge of aiding and abetting the murder of 11 young boys.

The surreal day in Court ended with Romesh De Silva having his way with the three-judge bench of the Supreme Court. Led by Justice Buvanekha Aluvihare the bench refused to allow President’s Counsel J.C. Weliamuna who was appearing on behalf of the mother of one of the abducted boys to make submissions in the case. The judges appeared to be so pliant towards De Silva that they even allowed him to make changes to the order.

All three justices who heard the case were former judge advocate generals who had served on military tribunals when they were officials at the AG’s department.

In the face of Sirisena’s blatant interference in the process of justice and his unashamed partisanship towards members of the former Rajapaksa regime the UNP Government has chosen complete silence. Despite the 19th Amendment’s best efforts to make the Office of the Attorney General independent by preventing his removal except through a Resolution of parliament the AG’s Department remains a pliant institution ever willing to be manipulated by those wielding political power.

Update: Contacting Colombo Telegraph after this report was published Jayaweera denied meeting President Sirisena. The media boss said that he had not met President Sirisena in many months. He also claimed that he was not under investigation.

However several sources confirmed the meeting between the two businessmen and the President. Jayaweera was also present in court on both dates that the Karannagoda’s FR petition came up. On the 7th media reports said Jayaweera’s mobile telephone had been on during the hearing. When the SC judges were ordering the date and time at which Karannagoda was to present himself before the CID it was Jayaweera who confirmed that Monday at 9AM will be suitable for the former Navy Commander. Dilith Jayaweera and Admiral Karannagoda are known to be close associates.

Jayaweera’s claim that he was not under investigation is also false. Jayaweera was investigated for stock market manipulation through the infamous pump and dump schemes by the FCID in 2015. But after the sacked former FCID boss DIG Ravi Waidyalankara began making “deals” with criminal and crooked elements of the Rajapaksa regime he concluded the case.

In 2015 the Colombo Magistrate’s Court ordered a full report on the controversial share transactions of then SEC Chairman Nalaka Godahewa, Dilith Jayaweera, Sarvajana Anandaraj Ameresekere and Varuni Amungama who is Jayaweera’s business partner at TRIAD and Derana. Jayaweera and several other high net worth investors are under scrutiny by various law enforcement agencies for alleged involvement in share price manipulation and insider trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange. A FCID case into alleged share manipulation by Citrus Leisure, the company headed by Jayaweera has been referred to the Attorney General as well as several other Securities and Exchange Commission related cases that have implicated the media boss. (By Ramani Bulathgamuwa)

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  • 10
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    CT, should not you have a limit to “go shopping” for LTTE and its spin docs, their local and international supporters? Why are you so against and anguish towards Sinhala Buddhists and their values, traditions, culture etc., and specially the history and the Sinhala Buddhist identification and their solid contribution to built the history? Is it part of that mentality and habit that drive you to target – true or false – top military personal who spearheaded the campaign to finish off your darlings – the LTTE?

    • 10
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      Is CT is on the verge of extinction as did her sister paper, the Tamil Net?

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        Lal,
        no in this life.
        You guys please focus on the facts.
        If your son or daughter would have been abducted. If you are home sapiens, no doubt, your heart would never let you be that cruel the way Rajaapkshes and Siirsena have been.
        Likewise, please support for the sake of humanity to allow these buggers regardless of their ranks to face the music.
        Thank you.
        Sinhala ASSOCIATION Germany

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          Well said Bunjappu. The Sinhala Association Germany.
          Few of the CT Keyboard coolies have no brains .Theyre selfish buggers do not think of the future generations or the future of the country.
          They’re like empty coconut shells lives on the looted money.

          • 17
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            Thanks Analyst,
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            We should all regardless of our race, religion or any other barriers, get together to corner the brutal criminals.
            :
            What if we would loose our lovely ones ? Those mothers that shed tears from dawn to dusk today, are in torments of tantalus…. is akin to the victimized family following the premediated murder of that young Rugby Player, THadjudeen.
            :
            They talk hight yet today, ” wandaniiya pujaniiya maha sangarathanayen avasarayi bla bla” but Sirisena should NOT be in his seat any longer. That is a greater shame to US all Sinhalayas/Srilankens:
            :
            This man’s politics is my bete noirse sofar.. He should be beaten away. No mercy should be valid to his escape. Basta.

            • 2
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              Bunjappu ,

              Rats are born and not made . Some people think the earth , the sun
              and the moon all are revolving around them due to reasons that
              have nothing to do with the brain ! They might even believe that at
              their command the sea can be cut into pieces ! Some people think
              that it is the international community that is pushing for action on
              disappearances in Srilanka and they fail to see it is the same
              international community that runs governments in the country both
              in good and bad times and during green and blue winds ! Democracy
              is not a local product , it is one hundred percent imported with forever
              guarantee of after sale – service whether one likes it or not ! The fact
              of the matter is , doing away with racist mindset has become a pain
              in the bum for the country . A challenge that must be won and if lost ,
              it is country’s future that is lost .

        • 15
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          To whome it may concern,
          .
          People should be well aware .. that Tiran Alles is the runner of MAWBIMA news paper that abuse the nation these days.
          .
          Derana TV sender is run by Dilith Jayaweera, – initial capital of the company was questionable. Stolen black money of Rajaakshes are rumoured about that in local media. That may be the reason them to ONLY publish Rajaakshes ILL FATED news as being the main headlines in their sender these days also during that 52 -day coup. … mostly false news but in HEAD LINE capturing LINES. .
          Following information was quoated from web:
          Alles Family
          Alles Family [Edited out]

        • 7
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          With a modicum of commonsense, anyone could notice it, regardless of being biased to any parties, that CURRENT day srilankes is stuck just becasue president perse, does not let responsible authorities to do the job independently.
          :
          UNHRC or any other bodies should study it closely, this man SIRISENA stand on the way of those who really long to see JUSTICE being served in this country. .
          .
          He keeps adding his kind of LUDICROUS public statements day by day about rigorously standing against drug traffickers, but people in this country would not give a jot what he says today.
          People are so fed up of SIRISENA, perhaps, going beyond the levels they did against Rajapakshes in 2015

      • 17
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        Some of the recent despicable acts by incumbent president none other than President Sirisena for the last 3 years:
        1. Unexpected dismissal of former chief (Wickramasinghe)of FCID, deliberately interrupting then investigations. She was praised by many for the her iron lady style service delivered to the nation within shorter period of time. However, lanken MEDIA mudalalis and the President did block the real reasoning being kept yet today away from the public
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        2. COPE and special presidential commission appointed to thoroughly examine the high grade money laundering acts occurred during Mahinda Rajapakshe administration, brought credible information on over 34 such high profile crimes, that according to the allegations levelled at them. Irrespective repeated requests made by UNPrs, JVPrs and various other CIVIL society groups, yet today, president’s direct mediation obviously REFRAIN the information from the public. THIS IS CONSIDERED TO BE A CRIMINAL ACT OF THE HIGHEST MAGNITUDE. Nor does he respond to this yet today

        3. People are misled by the vicious media institutions that have been on the pay roll of the Rajapakshe loyalists, in order to make the opinion of the nation in favor of Rajapakshe racial politics. But President seems to be not even taking anything serious, but let SIRASA TV to attack his political rivals of the day, on and on. Ironically, president’s political rival of the day are the ones who sacrificed their lives and votes making him the president of this country. His then arch-political enemy has now become his Siamese twin. This can only be the case, if SIRISENA’s conscience is pathologically affected. However, rascals and modayas dominated srilanka seem to tolerate his betrayal yet today.

        to be continued

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        Cont.
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        4. As not even illiterate people would ever imagine it, but it happened. Sirisena appointed his then arch-enemy as the PM of the country, ridiculing out the entire world. Here, he has been totally misled by his advisers. Later, Pres Sirisena was defeated by the verdict given on his unconstitutional dissolution of the parliament.

        Sinhalaya and Srilankens as a whole proved the world that incumbent president of the country is a stupid man, a sheep in wolf clothing. However, there is no other choice people yet tolerate him continuing Presidency: Sirisena is a man who would just use his lips as fish monger would do in her market affairs. What comes out of his mouths is no credible today. Nevertheless, his ludicrous statements, being added to press these days become thrilling info his newly joined supporters (Rajaakshe loyalists) to abuse and throw against ruling UNPrs and also JVPrs whose support standing against Sirisena’s unethical behavior was indispensible, since last 26 Oct 2018

        5. In the case of 11 young lads to have been abducted and murdered, Navy commander Wijegunawardhana is protected by Sirisena to the eyes of lankens today. The very same manner, he continues it with former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda these days.
        President Sirisena’s direct involvement in protecting these criminals is public secret.
        But nothing seems to stand against him, since his abuse of local media institutions obviously does keep the FACTs and Figures of today situation intentionally away from the people.

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          Apologies.
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          it should be wolf in sheep clothing.
          :

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      Mad Max, enough of your bull shit about top military personnel blah blah and your Sinhala Buddhist values, just get to the point. We are talking of 11 innocent youngsters kidnapped for ransom and murdered by your so called war heroes. Have you no thought for the parents and siblings of these boys? These are not the doings of war heroes but of scoundrels who made made out of the war. Shame on you to defend such scum

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        Just for the record, I only called him Mad Max first, quite some time ago! I knew about him at that time itself.

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        No worries, the kind of stupid men are the majority in lanken population.
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        By and larage, they are no better to blue flies being found on heaps of excreta

        I wonder why the facts being kept away from the public today, than any times in the past.
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        There are prodigious number of evidences to prove that Derana, Hiru and other like minded TV senders and even Mawbima New Paper or the the like are well paid by the stolen money of Rajapakshes.
        .
        No election can clear the misery, but very likely by divine forces.
        Let s pray for a better lanka, that is the only option we have got so long gullible massees have been caught by their biased propaganda.

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      max – MAD max!

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        Mike this was the same that always behaved no second to our Champawathie.
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        This man is Rajapakseh apologetic from the day one.
        The kind of BPs should be hung by bringing to Galle Face Green. Then only corruption-affine people would get it finally.

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      Max the maximum fool,

      Is killing, raping, looting, land grabbing and other third class crimes a part of Sinhala Buddhism and their values, traditions, culture?

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        SL kolla,
        Of course – you said it correctly – these are going on even after the war ended.

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        SL Kolla,
        No. They are not the values of Sinhala Buddhisists. Killing, raping, looting, land grabbing and other third class crimes are the traits of Hindu Dravidians who invaded Seehala Nadu from 3rd century BC to colonize this country. The heinous crimes committed by Dravidian BPs are well documented in the history books of Sinhale. The latest attempt was launched by Malapaharan and his LTTE barbarians. It is difficult to sum up all the killings, raping, land grabbing, torturing done by LTTE wild animals in 300 words. We have to write a book for that.
        ———
        The irony is LTTE cadres who brutally killed 600 Policemen who surrendered are walking free. UNHRC hypocrites or Yasmin Hooka do not talk about those crimes.

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          Eagle Eye,
          what an idiot you should be.
          Born [edited out] sounds to know nothing about the bits. See, not just sinhalays, but also tamils and muslims suffered a lot by the long held 30 year civil war. And almsot everyone is well aware of the facts that the tamils in nothern soil suffered most.
          We dont need to aruge on the facts [edited out]… just leave them a side.
          You as an octagenarian (assuming that mad man from Austrlia who found greener pasture thanks to civil war), should know all these better.
          Here just because those terrorist killed thousands… thos edays, we cant take that as an excuse to take the live of the afore mentioned young lads. Just imagine, if your ULTRA GRAND CHILD would have been murdered down, what would you have been doing ?
          I think leaving all the hatreds aside, we should as one stand against those criminals that killed them. Here if they are heroes, surgeons, any other experts should NOT work serving impunity.
          These men, should come forward ans stand as men, ” yes it was a mistake but we did”. that way, they can contribute to the reconciliations. Not just the victims, but the mothers have their own emotions….. if you are AN ANIMAL only you would react so Eagle.. please the name of LORD BUDDHA teachings, let alone try NOT to mix it up:

    • 22
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      Max,

      Why not give your children also to finish off, just like your darlings, then you will feel the pain.

      If you agree for that, we agree that we should all sacrifice our children to all the war heroes, to be raped, killed and do whatever they please, just because they finished off your darlings, as you so fondly refer.

      Talk some sense, without talking through your rear mouth or is it a common practice with folks like you.

    • 36
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      Max,
      I am a Sinhalese, brought up as a Buddhist. Who gave you the right to defend cold-blooded child killers in our name, hiding behind our nation’s military uniform? You are a DISGRACE to everything Sinhalese-Buddhist culture stands for.
      GO BEG for forgiveness from families of those innocent Sri Lankan children who perished at the hands of Criminals in uniform!
      THANK YOU, CT FOR STANDING WITH THE INNOCENT!
      PS: Sira, Alles, Ditlith, Romesh and rotten members of the Judiciary who angle for a few months long promotion over dead bodies of innocent young boys! Like all mortals, all of you will end up in a coffin soon enough. Undertakers will dress you up in an immaculate white shirt. REMEMBER YOU CANNNOT STASH THE BLOOD MONEY YOU MADE BY DEFENDING THE INDEFENSIBLE OR ILL-GOTTEN PROMOTIONS UP YOUR SLEEVE THEN. You leave this world naked and alone. You will finally be exposed. Thnik about it!

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        Thanks Ben, there is nothing more in addition to all what you have said.
        Thanks again.

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        Max is one of the king who would do anything to protect Rajapakshes.
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        We cant hear any fairness from the kind scambags.
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        Wait and see, if we would interview that former CHIEF OF FCID Ms Wickramasinghe, Sirisena will have to commit suicide tomorrow itlsef. His direct mediation is the main obstacle to GGgovt and its extensions.
        :
        Sirisena was one of the KING BLUE FLIES in Rajapakshe’s excreta pit.
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        He was good enough to get rid of Rajapashe. But looking back today, it is like buying chillies instead of jinger (Inguru deela miris gaththawa)

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        Ben Hurling

        “GO BEG for forgiveness from families of those innocent Sri Lankan children who perished at the hands of Criminals in uniform!”

        Can we not institutionalise the act of begging forgiveness, confessing, truth telling, ………….. through a Truth and Reconciliation Commission?

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          What is NV’s preoccupation.

          Unemployed and living on dole?

          Raving …… Rooney……… Runaway from parental control?

          Surely, he must be teetotaler.

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        Ben Hurling
        Ah the Blood money will speak for another century . We are still seeing looted gold from Tamil women are being returned to the country in different shapes and forms , through the Cohorts gold carriers .
        Even the Looted wealth have been used to Bribe the ” Mannar Skeletons Analysts ” in LA. Rajaballas looted wealth base, one of the many is in LA.
        So the Skeletons have turned into Portuguese era bones.
        What a BS drama in cohorts with Silli. He will agree for anything as long as he gets nominated for Presidency.
        What a sorry state we’re in.
        Why are we worried about Mad Max while we have so much to worry about the future of our country and the future generations.
        70 years of corruption in the name of Racism,and Terrorism.
        Every single Srilankan is responsible for this utter destruction of a once great nation.

    • 20
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      Max,
      There aren’t any ‘Sinhala Buddhists’, but ‘Buddhists’. Then again, in Sorry Lanka, less than 01% are pacticing. Please do not bring your racist & fake patriotism onto public domain. By the way, truth always hurts & kamma is one’s shadow.

    • 11
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      max

      Could you define and explain what you consider as “Sinhala Buddhist identification”?
      When did the fascist minorities start identifying themselves with a manufactured fake identity?
      Wasn’t the new fake identity manufactured by the public racist aspiring fascist Aryan Anagarika Homeless Dharmapala ?
      How were the Sinhalese and Buddhist identified before rebranding them as Sinhala/Buddhists?

      Why did he refuse to live in a country where he managed to foster racism against all “other” people except Sir Pon Ramanathan?

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        Native,
        Max will have not proper arguments so as any street men that would die for Rajapakshe principles. This was the case always with this particular SCUMBAG.
        :

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        THE DEFINITION is:
        All those who kill people belonging to other religions/races with or without the Yellow Robes on them and all those who destroy Hindu Temples, Mosques, Churches are Sinhala Buddhist.

    • 9
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      Max

      Get a life instead of living in denial. Sinhala Buddhist values, culture, history & heroism in war are immaterial when it comes to law & order & justice. Journalism is about reporting the truth & the facts as it is. It’s up to the reader to accept or reject what is published. If the reporting is biased, why read it?

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        Raj-UK

        “Get a life instead of living in denial.”

        Max lives inside the saffron clad thug Gnanasara’s amude.
        He does not see, feel, smell, hear and taste anything other than what is inside.

    • 13
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      This is a story by an independent journalist about a sick President and a commander accused of a crime. All Sinhalese, and presumably all Buddhist cast.

      What this has got to do with LTTE?

      • 4
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        agree with you more Janaka from Matara / March 11, 2019: we are caught by abusive actions being taken by an idiotic man as our first citizen. This man should be pushed away from his seat. The agony growing against him is sky high today. It is no means bearable to any one with sanity.
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        Please work hard to stone and remove the president so that we dont need to suffer it anym ore.

    • 7
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      max,
      Truth is truth. It is hard to accept the truth for Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalists. Humanity and Buddhism teaches us about the importance of Truth and safeguard the suffering of the innocents. Unfortunately, Buddhidm in this coutry is used to safeguard criminals, murderers, abductors and drug dealers. We know now how true drug dealers are safe at the expense of few innocent drug users. President can introduce the death sentence to those innocent drug users but never allow the arrest of big drug dealers.

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      Max,

      Your Sinhala Buddhists are worshipping a Canine Tooth at Dalada Maligawa.

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        Maharage,
        Hindu Demalu worship a big penis (lingapooja). .

    • 9
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      CT,

      One cannot expect a President who turned out to do illegal and unconstitutional acts to honor law and order. That is why Sirisena is called a Traitor, Drvalaya, Mala-Perethaya, Pachaya etc.

      When will the parliament impeach him?

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      Perish the thought, never in forseeable times, srilankens politicians will be able to serve the justice.
      :
      This should be THE TRUTHFUL INFORMATION about this country and their law and order.
      :
      If International community would ever intend, this people would ever been served with due justice. It is a joke. This is common to all srilankens, not just to Tamil srilankens.
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      Just imagine, a reckless driver deadly injured a traffic cop in colombo last week. Yesterday the injured was reported to have been passed away in the intesive care of the hospital.
      Neither the driver loaded with his drunk fellas in those vehicles or the other jeep filled with their friends followed had stopped their vehicles but leaving the injured on the spot and ignored (hit and run style automobile accident). This belongs to high crimes in western europe. But in SL, they just play with the lives of the people.
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      However, thanks to police they found the VEHICLES parked somewhere else in the town, on the following day.. To that time, too, none of the men had reported the incident to the police.All these young men were drunk and belong to lanken political families. In the investigation revealed, called by the police what came to know was, son of a former minister who too has been alleged to have committed heinous crimes, was among them and all other young men were released on bails The kind of crime friendly society can only be in this country.
      . How could this have been if found to have occured in London OR in Berlin?
      Legal authortie would never leave them on bail, but would have given them the maximum puishment. According to the law of lanka, albeit only for the books, the kind of crimes belong to HIGH crimes.
      This country seemS to have one law for the previledges and the other law for the poor.

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      The Main picture says it all. The thug in the middle is well protected by the thug brothers .
      Shame!

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        Analyst – Karma awaits the three thugs pictured above. They are also rapists, murderers, robbers, womanizers and the list goes on and on. These bastards deserve a Gaddafi style eviction so that our country will be on the road to recovery, hopefully!

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    Sad times again after the gains of 2015.

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      Voter

      Sad times again after the gains of 2015.

      Yes it was outrageous for RW to have met MR on the 9th Jan 2015 at 4 in the morning.
      Please look after me and my family make sure nothing happens.
      Rest is all history with MS and the rest cutting deals day and night

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        Sandra Aponso – “Yes it was outrageous for RW to have met MR on 9th Jan 2015 at 4 in the morning.”
        That was an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between RanilFUCKsha and Medamulana Meeharaka RajaFUCKsha!

  • 14
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    Very disturbing situation if above facts were true.h

  • 18
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    We respect WK as the commander of the Navy which supported to defeat the LTTE. But how can we support a person who was involved in a crime where 11 innocent persons were killed? Furthermore why no action has been taken so far with regard to Gotabhaya R who had publicly said in an interview that he knew who killed Lasntha W?

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    If Tiran and Dilith are supporting WK, he definitely cannot be an innocent person.

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      KSiri – “If Tiran and Dilith are supporting WK, he definitely cannot be an innocent person.” That is why WK is defended by P.C. RogueMesh De Silva. P.C. my foot!

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    Shame!. assuming the CT’s account is accurate.

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    It is pathetic that this lady (Ramani B) fabricating stories about the Judges, AG and his officials and as a whole about the Nobel citizens. CT should not encourage this type of writers who writes one sided stories.

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    Yet another dispicable action of Sirisena, on daily basis people are getting to know more and more about our Presiden, and the kind of morals he has. How could he take any high moral grounds in any such thing, when he behaves in such disgusting and demeaning manner. It’s all our fault for voting for him, and all who voted for him deserved to be thrush by their dirty shoes. Real humbug who failed miserably to serve equally to all and everyone instead of favouring his boot lickers and stooges. All these show that the common forks don’t get anything from the higher up of the country but all those big robbers and criminals rubbing shoulders with them are in for roaring good time under the sun with ample the blessings of no two cents worth President.

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    Max you mean to say the above three are the faces of Buddhist culture. What the hell is LTTE has to do with current “shit hole status” of our country ?????. Good rational thinking Bro. What do you do for living?????

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    CT. You must file this report immediately at the ongoing deliberations in Geneva at the UNHRC. They must be informed that the Judiciary of Srilanka is a big comic opera, under the control of die hard criminals. The judges are on puppets strings.

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    Max,

    Why not give your children also to finish off, just like your darlings, then you will feel the pain.

    If you agree for that, we agree that we should all sacrifice our children to all the war heroes, to be raped, killed and do whatever they please, just because they finished off your darlings, as you so fondly refer.

    Talk some sense, without talking through your rear mouth or is it a common practice with folks like you.

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    No wonder Presidential Thaatha and ex swordsman, was boasting to the media today “no one can touch our military”. I have heard this before from other international leaders as in might/valor. But this is new to me, where a president making the same statement to save soldiers from corruption and murder charges. Way to go.

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    If this story is not challenged by the Government, it is a confession of the utterly hopeless plight we are all in. A country where governance is in abeyance and voters faced with choice between long proven tweedle dums and tweedle dees, all equally unconcerned about where we are heading, and equally incompetent.
    The Privy Council we used to have as the final court of appeal was not perfect, but was far far better than what we have now. The patriotic cant against having foreign judges has to stop. There is no other hope. We have nothing to be patriotic about except so called governments that while screaming about sovereignty seem content to operate as real estate agents.

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    Now war is over.It was not confined only to north. Effect of it felt every corner of the Island.That was due to Tamil civilians lived among the other groups in south.Truth is that almost all Tamils lived in the Island willingly or unwillingly supported LTTE. As such our forces had to fight the war in different fronts.That was the reality. Nobody can deny this fact. As such arrest & interrogations of Tamil youth lived out of north & east was essential part of the war against LTTE terrorism. If ISIS start activities here definitely not only Muslim youth but whole Muslim community by their heart & soul will help them in whatever the way possible as they all think ISIS terrorists implementing their almighty god Allah’s orders and trying hard to make whole world adhere to their ever loving almighty Allah.When get caught in that process as terrorist suspects they will never plead guilty. Make huge cry saying security forces killed our loved ones. As such they must be punished in war crime tribunal. Tamils are doing same thing. They never accept their loved ones violated countries law in supporting terrorists but will claim their children are very innocent. Police and security forces killed them. That is very usual scenario in everywhere war effected countries. As such our CID & other officials should act with that scenarios in minds. That is not the case here it seems. Then opposition now in power with the help of minorities is doing everything to please their minority voter bank. That is the reality nowadays I suppose.

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      R. Sparrow
      Your idiotic, cockeyed skewed reasoning perfectly shows the effect of what regular cocain snorting can do to the human brain.

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        Uthungan

        Please bear with Ranjith(SPRRW) a self confessed sorcerer.
        Though a failed one he still believes he could spring miracles by waving his hand and create/type new myths.

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      Ranjith may more likely be an another idiot that woudl cry for Rajaakshes.
      :
      Please dont betray us the sinhalayas this way, Tamil and Muslim people will feel that we are all sinahalayas are that barbaric as you guys are. The ground reality is, we all that respect law and order want regardless of the status, race and rank, if found guilty be arrested and given the due punishments going by lanken laws.
      :
      What is worth, if a rare and expert surgeon after performing his duties, on his way back home, try to rape and abuse the law. Likewise, if FORCES even if they have been the WAR HEROES, they have no right to abuse LANKEN civil rights. Those mothers who are reported to have lost their lovely sons are helpless today – no tkowing where those young sons had been. At least to clear the issue should be made let alone today. If SIRISENA himself mediate to blocks investigations to be burried or blocked, he should offer his sons to the same criminals together with those sons of Rajapakshes as an HUMAN OFFERING to say, that justice is done .. that way..
      Sirisena is the main person to block almost all the high profile investigations agianst ANY CULPRITs. That man was with Rajapaksehs, and he would not behave different to murderous and monsterous Rajapkshes.

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      Law is not JUSTICE and what is JUSTICE is not law. Example;
      IF SINHALA ONLY AND BUDDHISM being give the foremost place is law it has to be resisted by all means, including ‘Breaking the Law’

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    SMA

    I am sure the ‘nobel’ citizens being conversant with the law, will sue the author for liebel if the facts are false.

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    This entire sordid saga was reported in the Sunday Observer yesterday as a double spread: “The Admiral and the case of 11 missing boys”. Everybody was cowering before Romesh De Silva PC. It is disgusting how the AG’s Dept did not utter one word in defense of the CID. Shame on you AG! The CT report makes double sense. Because the SO article talks about a well known businessman (in court) who was getting calls non-stop on his mobile – and to whom Romesh turned to and inquired whether Karannagoda can appear before the CID on the 11th. (today). The businessman after a quick call confirmed that he could.

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    Do not ever expect justice in our country.
    Justice has been completely swept by Head of State and other political leaders.
    Our future generation is in danger and in the dark

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      Our country ‘s justice and the promises to correct the injustice is comparable to the place and the narrations of SATAKAYA or SIVURU (buddhist’smonks constume).

      Meaning: today than any times in the past, sivuru wearing monks walk together with highly corrupted politicians to show the world ( also locals) that those politicians are strong buddhists (to be honest, the BUDDHAGAMA being practised those politicians are not compliant to the true teachings of LORD Buddha).
      :
      Judges though FEW of them respect the law most of them work together with vicious/malicious politicians as if they are entwined for ever. If 10 year old would raise the question, for what purpose these judges sworn in to be unbiased by their acts, those kids are answered by prevarications, which are similar to most known responses of MR to the media men.
      :
      But in the mean time, at least 1 million of NEWLY become voter elgible make dreamy hopes about a great future. They cant get the ground reality of the country. This country has been draged on all margins by abusive politicians for such a long time. During the last 15 years than any times prior to that. They being WORN in Satakaya but do crimes similar to that of Guantanabe Prisoners. But the difference has been their self-aggrandizment and hoodwinking talent has succeeded to cover up their real faces yet today.

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    Tamils have to bow their head in shame for supporting this Grama Sevaka.
    In future Tamils should not support any Buddhist Presidential candidate.
    Nominate one among us vote him so these clowns will not get 51% then have to re-run we can give them a musical chair game.

    Now two things are certain:

    1-This cursed land is going to face the fate of SERBIA soon.

    2. The next stop will be ICC in the Hague for Buddhist War Criminals.

    There are international laws you can not play.

    SUNDAY “SIL” MONDAY “KILL” (TAMILS ) this is the Buddhism here also killing and blood is there in all
    Buddhist countries.

    The 5 boys were all at university and their crime is assembled at the beach and enjoyed the day.
    The father of one of the victim is a well-known doctor who is knocking doors all over the world for justice.
    If this happens for innocent students who were at a public beach what would have happened to the Tamil
    boys and girls and adults who surrendered to the SL cardboard army while hundred watched?

    It seems those who support these barbarian SL Sinhala Army have no kids so that they can’t feel the pain.

    Cheers

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    UNHCR has begun. wigneswaran is there to represent Eelam Tamils. So, some articles are needed. It does not matter all the LTTE soldiers are innocent now. See Mannar grave is full of Dead eelam Tamils. Now, they are also history. Some one has to be caught.

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    Et tu, Buvaneka!

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    Shame, shame, shame. The president, the the justices who sat on the bench to give a fair verdict, the ADept and the big shot lawyer who has sold his soul to the highest bidder shame on u all. It’s an accepted fact that our president has no shame as he does all the vile things which he promised to stop when came into power. Shame on the three judges who refused to allow the lawyer representing the victims to be heard. Shame on the AG’ dept who are appointed to do a sacred duty and who fail us over and over..
    From what is being transpired it is clear that Mr. Karannagoda is NOT taken to courts related to his role in the war but in relation to the killing and dissapearence of some youths. It is absurd that every time a war veteran is questioned about some wrongdoing not related to war the LTTE vs sinhala Buddhist slogan is chanted. Remember the biggest war veteran Sarath Fonseka was literally dragged before courts and convicted? Where were Max and co. Then?

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    the father of one of the boys went to felix perera the minister.he contacted karanagoda who asked his assistant to check whether such abductees existed.The assistant came back and said that it was true.Karannagoda says he contacted gota and told him about it.The assistant of karannagoda says that 2 days after he had conveyed the news to his boss that they were alive and in navy cells,the abductees were killed.The following could have therefore happened.

    1.The abductors may have panicked that karannagoda and felix perera have found out what they have done and decided to kill and dispose of the bodies so that there is no evidence to incriminate them.

    2.karannagoda may have given the order to kill them.

    3.Gota may have told karanagoda that to leave it in his hands and forget about it.You know the rest.

    without arresting and charging karannagoda ,the truth will never come out.However arresting him and just keeping him in remand for years because it is a non bailable offence does not seem fair by him.The AG must have his case ready to charge him and quickly take him to courts and the courts to decide whether he is guilty or not.If there isn’t enough evidence to convict him,this cannot be done.The AG is playing hell since 2015,only arresting and arresting but not bringing to courts.

    Having said that it is upto karannagoda to clear his name.Otherwise he will be known as a child killer and mass murderer for the rest of his life.Does he want that?So far he has had a clean record and has not got any blood on his hands during the war.Does he want this to hang over his head?

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    The LTTE waged a senseless, barbaric, war against Tamils who did not join them and the Sinhalese indiscriminately. I met many Tamil youth in the Eastern Province during the war period and all of them sympathized with the LTTE, mostly by choice and perhaps a few by coercion. It is very likely that these youth were involved with the LTTE and its impossible to know if this was not the case. Given this and the global Tamil support for LTTE at that time I think its futile to pursue this matter spending a lot of time and money from the depleted coffers of the Lankan treasury.

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      Jay Chambers

      “The LTTE waged a senseless, barbaric, war against Tamils who did not join them and the Sinhalese indiscriminately.”

      Therefore the kidnapping, ransom demand and the killing by the active members of the Navy and its chief were justifiable.

      ” Given this and the global Tamil support for LTTE at that time I think its futile to pursue this matter spending a lot of time and money from the depleted coffers of the Lankan treasury.”

      Good point.
      You should be part of the the defense team, and provide them with robust legal advice to the defendants.
      How do you intend to prove it was a joint enterprise of these youth who were involved with the LTTE and it’s impossible to know if this was not the case?
      Probably you could come with a few trumped up charges.

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        Vedda, we meet again!

        Not too long ago, the British fleet sailed to the Falklands and took on the “Argies”, to defend a far flung empire. I highly recommend that you read about this episode, which happened so many years after the Second World War and you will find that a massive slaughter of weaponless “Argies” took place as the battle ended. The British press gloated over the win, and those who should know better looked the other way when confronted with the facts. No mercy, no Geneva Convention.

        Similar stories abound all over the world. The Lankan Tamils were emotionally, politically, financially, ideologically totally in the camp with the Tamil Tigers. A few brave men like Kadirgamar who saw with much fortitude and wisdom, the need to forge a Lankan identity despite the chaos in the country were hounded and mercilessly massacred by the LTTE. If you think that this youth were innocent bystanders in this volatile situation, that is nonsense. Many Sinhalese youth in the South were killed in the decimation of the JVP and I have not heard one person mention the collateral damage of the death of some ideologically JVP inclined but practically non-enlisted Sinhalese youth. The reason is that everyone knows that the youth were complicit with the JVP.

        I highly recommend the Lankans get their tourism to an even better level of sophistication and spend their resources on that sector rather than chase the ghosts of a few ideologically LTTE youth who were perhaps too meek to hold the guns but would be no different from the regular LTTE fighters for all other practical purposes.

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          Jay Chambers

          What has Argentina’s Belgrano got to do with typical Sri Lankan enterprise of kidnap/ransom/murder/denial/USA/UK/LTTE/Tourism/…… and your prating?

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            agree with you.quite a weird character this chap jay..has a screw loose.

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    Maithripala is the biggest crook. He framed a CID officer of trying to murder him and locked him up. Where as he protected the murderer who was confirmed by witnesses that this Karanagoda was one of those who organized the murder of 11. What sort of a President is this guy. Courts also confirmed that this President violated the Constitution. The Judiciary again in Sri Lanka remains a questionable organization. May be the need of the hour is for foreign judges to sit on our bench.

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    All proceedings lead to one conclusion. ”There is no god”

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      upali
      god works in mysterious ways.Hitler chortled that he was immortal whenever an assassination attempt failed.Genghis khan said whenever he razed muslim towns and killed all its inhabitants,that god had sent him to teach them a lesson.Prabhaharan too may have been sent by god to teach the onetime arrogant sinhalese a lesson.There is sometimes evil unleashed so that lasting future peace for the world can be achieved.

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        Shanker,
        Why is he hiding. I would like to hear his voice, or see photograph so that we can lay to rest all doubts about his existence. Perhaps after seeing this he might appear.

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          upali

          he was hiding because CID wanted to arrest and remand him.Now that the courts have stopped the arrest he has appeared at the CID and has been grilled for 7 hours and statement has been taken.let us hope something will come out of it.

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    WE SRI LANKANS ARE NOT CAPABLE OF SOLVING OUR OWN PROBLEMS!

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    These men are pseudo nationalist who don’t work in the interest of the country but themselveves. Itis one big racket. What they do is equal to what the LTTE did. The only difference is that the LTTE killed people with arms and these men kill people with rheir money. I am sure they don’t believe in Karma

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    Tiran, Dilith, and Sirisena constitute what can be termed an UNHOLY ALLIANCE.

    Romesh De. Silva claims that his patriotic blood boils when war heroes are being hunted by the CID.
    In this instance the CID is pursuing Wasantha Karranagoda for his role in the abduction and subsequent killing of 11 INNOCENT YOUTH OUTSIDE THE WAR AGAINST THE LTTE.
    His blood should boil for this and this alone.
    How about the parents of the victims? Their blood should be at ambient temperature eh?

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      PLATO: what is different in dieing take the Cyanide capsule or blowing up inside the Explosive Jacket. This is was a humanitarian killing as in the west. they killed their beloved Dogs, Horses like that.

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