4 December, 2020

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Fonseka-Backer Tiran To Be Appointed Minister Of Civil Aviation And Airport Services?

By Colombo Telegraph

Speculation is rife that Democratic National Alliance (DNA) National List MP Tiran Alles has resigned from his position as General Secretary of the Democratic National Party headed by former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka.

Amid conflicting reports, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that Alles who was the chief negotiator of Fonseka’s release from prison with the Rajapaksa government, has readied his letter of resignation but may not have handed it in so far.

Tiran Alles addresses media representatives from his residence, damaged during a bomb attack, that has been blamed on the ruling party.

DNA General Secretary Vijitha Herath has denied knowledge of Alles’ resignation and Fonseka himself has reportedly told confidants that he has not received a letter of resignation so far.

Alles’ fallout with the former General has been some months in the making insiders say, but matters maybe have reached a climax after Sarath Fonseka in an interview with the Sinhala language Randiwa newspaper declared “Tiran cannot manipulate me” and went on to say that he would not take a bullet to serve Alles’ agendas. The newspaper reported Fonseka going as far as to say that “there was no friendship between Alles and himself”.

Colombo Telegraph has made repeated attempts to contact Alles for clarification on the issue, even via text message, but the Parliamentarian has remained unreachable so far. He is yet to contradict reports of his resignation officially to any media organizations, almost all of whom have now published the news story.

Sources close to the government indicate that Alles is poised to join the Rajapaksa administration and say he may even be granted the ministerial portfolio of Civil Aviation and Airport Services in time to come.

Tiran Alles first attained fame in the Presidential election of 2005 for his role in the infamous enforced LTTE boycott of the poll, allegedly at the behest of the Rajapaksa campaign. According to leaked US diplomatic cables, in February 2007, US Ambassador Robert O. Blake wrote to his Secretary of State saying that “all signs point to Tiran Alles, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Aviation Authority, often rumoured to be the GSL’s behind-the-scenes link to the LTTE.”

The cable went on to say: “Local papers say the security forces will soon arrest this individual on charges of conspiracy and links to the LTTE. The President announced at a ruling party meeting over the weekend that there is an LTTE conspiracy to assassinate him. An Embassy journalist contact told a PAO FSN that Tiran Alles is at the centre of a web involving Sinhalese support to the LTTE.”

Ambassador Blake notes in his cable that it was unlikely that the government of Sri Lanka can successfully prosecute Alles since the collateral damage to other members of the ruling administration would be ‘enormous’. “Already, the heavy-handed efforts to neutralize Alles, former Foreign Minister Samaraweera and his understudy, Sooriyarachchi, have come at a high political cost and undermined the stability of the government. Alles’ release on bail may be a sign that the parties are again trying to settle their differences. If the new attempt is successful, the story will likely disappear,” the US Ambassador noted at the time.

Following the defection of SLFP strongman Mangala Samaraweera, Alles joined opposition ranks and strongly backed the candidature of Sarath Fonseka, the common opposition candidate in the January 2010 election. Following the parliamentary election of April 2010, Alles was appointed a national list MP of the alliance that fielded Fonseka at the presidential and parliamentary election. Since mid-2011, Alles has been engaged in a one-man mission to obtain a presidential pardon for Fonseka negotiating his release directly with President Rajapaksa.

Related stories;

Rajapaksa – Tiger Deal On WikiLeaks And Political Analysis

WikiLeaks: Basil Conceded Pre-Election Contacts With The LTTE

WikiLeaks: Tiran Filmed “LTTE-Rajapaksa” Deal

WikiLeaks: Alles’ Had Been Providing Free After-School Tutoring To Rajapaksa’s Youngest Son

WikiLeaks: Ranil Has Called For The Arrest Of Basil, Lalith And P.B.

WikiLeaks: Financial Intelligence Unit Was Forced To Sign The Order Of Freezing Alles’ Accounts

 

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    If GOSL can accept KP and Karuna into the fold despite their myriad crimes against the people, why not Alles too? Does this mean the narcissist traitor Fonseka is the next to mend fences? Never a dull moment in Temple Trees to be sure.

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      What is apparent from this is that although the Rajapaksas believed that they could oust all those who helped him to become President, after disposing the likes of VP, Sreepathi, Jeayaraj F., Mangala Samaraweera, Tiran, Sarath Fonseka etc. now discovering their unpopularity have once again stretched his hand out for survival. How much Tiran can help is to be seen now after exposing what the Rajapaksas did to win the Presidency then. The only thing is that he too will start making his share of money, come hell or high water.

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        Wonder what his father, who cried when he (Tiran) was harassed by the regime, would now say.

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          When under attack by MR then, both father and son in desperation ran to Ranil and apologised for the slander they made on RW at the Presidential Election in 2005 and also confessed everything about MR. Ranil the decent politician he is, he never gave publicity to what was revealed by the father and son, because RW does not believe in coming to power slandering his opponents, but through public recognition of his own good will and ability.

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      yep and can have 40 more

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      Dear American Lanka Lover,

      General Fonseka may have short-comings.

      Yet, the General was fatally wounded 3 times by the enemy in battle. He has not made money from the war. Has no rank any longer. No pension.

      You call him a traitor after 40 years of service in SLA for Sri Lanka?

      What shall we call you American Lanka Lover? How about Rajapakse Boot Licker?

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        Ben Hurling, how can a man be wounded fatally thrice? I am sure you mean seriously.

        The story goes like this. When Fonseka was contesting for Presidency, there has been a lot of money received by the Party. These funds had been kept here and there for safe keeping. Once Fonseka ended up in Jail, this rogue Tiran had collocted all the Funds and had kept in his custody. When Fonseka came out he found the Funds missing. Tiran had told Fonseka that he had spend on the Lawyers for the case. However when Fonseka contacted the Lawyers they had informed Fonseka that they had appeared free. Thereafter Tiran under displeasure had resigned from his post. MR being the smart alec he is, considering his sagging popularity and the next Presidential Election possibly round the corner, has quickly fished Tiran to destabilise SF.

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          Assuming the accusation that MR paid VP to enforce the boycott in the North and East was true, what does that say about VP’s true character? This certainly portrays him as a man more concerned with personal enrichment rather than the selfless freedom fighter who sacrificed all for the struggle as portrayed in Tamil media.

          Then there is the question of why the guy who made all cadres carry the cyanide capsule surrendered to the SLA. Or why subordinates were often summarily executed for having relationships with other cadres while he had a family life and had his children educated in private schools in Norway.

          Despite the comprehensive attempts to lionize him, and demonize Gota, history will prove which was the more honorable man.

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          More American than Lanka Lover, your level of intellect truely amazes me. Who said that VP was a good balanced character with common sense. He was a meglomaniac. As for the news MR having deals with the LTTE through Basil, Tiran, Sripathi, with Emil Kanthan to help MR to become the President, is stale news for the Sri Lankans, while it is news to you now. As to you trying to elevate Gota as an Honourable Man, must be a figment of your naive imagination. Typical American?

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          Nice theory! but the recent PC poll results say a completely different story. President Rajapakse,it seems, does’nt need a kukka like Tiran to boost his popularity!! he may take him for safekeeping!!!

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        Ben: You, really EVERYBODY, must read Gota’s War, the definitive work on the last half century of Sri Lankan politics.

        Long before his break from the Rajapaksas, Fonseka was obsessed with getting all the credit for every accomplishment. He belittled the contributions of the Navy, Police, intelligence, rear guards etc, creating interservice rivalries that undermined the war effort. When the war was finally won he engaged in profiteering and attempted to further increase the public debt by ordering additional armaments without the consent of the civilian leadership to name but a few examples. And of course he betrayed the trust placed in him and tried to blame any excesses by the military on Gota while he was the commander in the field giving the orders.

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          Lasantha Wickrematunge once in an Editorial wrote about how an American film unit was in the country who were involved in filming the war to collect doccumentation for presentation. This must have been for this book of Gota’s. See how this Ugly American is trying to canvass support to Gota by requesting the public to read his book and belittling their one time comrade in crime SF. This bugger is a Joker and a paid one at that to promote the Rajapaksas.

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          Assuming that MR paid VP to win the election what compelled VP to keep his promise after taking payment unless he wanted it that way. Good moral ethics?…from Prabha? May be..Just may be Ranil would have been stupid enough to take VP on his promises and pay!

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        Well said Bern.thank you.

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      Boycott the Ceylon Today newspaper.. and MONEY POLITICS!
      This Tiran Alles is clearly a first class opportunist the scum of the earth!

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        THIS BUGGER IS AN OPPORTUNIST AND TRAITOR.
        DURING THE WAR THIS CHAP WAS MAKING MONEY IN THE NORTH WITH LTTE CONTACTS.
        THEN WHEN THE ELECTION CAME, HE OFFERED MONEY AND WHAT ELSE TO
        PRABHA TO PREVENT TAMILS FROM VOTING
        RANIL WAS ROBBED OF VICTORY AND WE ARE SADDLED WITH THE RUHUNU DEVIL DANCERS.
        WELL, SOME DAY THE DANCE WILL END.

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    A NEWS PUBLISHED FROM A WEBSITE;.

    The total amount of foreign loans Sri Lanka has obtained during the first seven months of this year,2012 is Rs.423,405 million states the Central Bank.
    By the end of 2011 the foreign indebtedness of each Sri Lankan was Rs.116,464.

    ; SO definitely, he will help ruling family to increase that some more ,

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    Some sick stuff is happening
    Hirunika campaigning for the father’s killers and family party
    Now Tiran Alles joining the same company that destroyed his house
    Are their loved ones held to ransom, big money or holding on to dead-ropes…..

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      I have said it before that signs indicate that she might end-up with the same rubbish lot.

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      WELL THESE ARE ALL GOOD SINHALA PEOPLE WHO CLAIM THIS AS THEIR COUNTRY.
      NEXT WE WILL SEE DUMINDA APPEARING WITH HIRUNIKA.
      THEY SHOULD HIDE THEIR HEADS IN A CESS PIT!!!!!
      WELL ALL WHAT WE HAVE BEEN WITNESSING IS A “CHARADE” OR “PUPPET SHOW”
      THE PUPPETEER IS ; WHO ELSE BUT THE GREAT MAHINDA ?

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    some details on the background of the issue;

    http://www.srilankaxnews.com/index.php/newstop/item/887-trash-bin-mawbima-groans-after-being-attacked-by-truth

    at this rate we are better of without politicians,

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      If you want the REAL background read the book, not websites full of spin. And the book makes clear that the two most important figures in the ultimate victory over terrorism were Gota and Karunna, not the narcissist traitor Fonseka. Finally, the President deserves credit for letting Gota run the war and not micromanaging (like CBK had done with disastrous results, giving the cold shoulder to Karunna having been perhaps her worst blunder).

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        UGLY AMERICAN, if Websites are full of spin, what the fucks are you doing here. Go read a book of Gota. I am using Gota’s American English words, to drive some sense in to your thick skull. We know how you Ugly Americans helped, double dealt, cut deals with the LTTE and even with the UN to project the Rajapaksas as the War Victors to deliver the American Dream. How much is Bell Pottinger & Co. paying you for laundering Rajapaksa’s soiled linnen?

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          I condemn the USG for trying to placate your side after having been brainwashed for years by LTTE propaganda. They say a tiger can never change its stripes and that is so true; LTTE intransigence will never change as the armed struggle for ealam is the raison d’tre for the organization and its adherents.

          You making your living off contributions from the diaspora; this is your career. I make my living suing people and companies. Countering LTTE propaganda has become a hobby, never a job.

          Now if Gota were to invite to treat me to dinner at Chaaya Swiss in Kollupitiya, very close to Temple Trees I noticed, I would certainly accept. Wouldn’t mind meeting the president either but my fellow Californian Gota is the most intriguing and would be my first choice.

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    Ugly American, if GOTA were to invite you for a pigshit curry dinner, I am sure you would accept??

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      Mike: never liked curry. Not caring for spicy food, the local cuisine is not part of the irresistible draw of the country for me. But Col7 has many very high standard international restaurants. The city is nicer than I had expected. Gota’s hard work on urban renewal projects are bearing fruit as Colombo is blooming with new investment and construction.

      Once he has fixed Colombo, his next portfolio must be fixing the pathetically inadequate electrical grid that is causing brownouts all over the country which retards economic development. I’d also like to sick him on the bus drivers to get them to drive more safely but that may be an impossible task. Destroying the LTTE and cleaning up Colombo is one thing, forcing bus drivers to drive safely and at reasonable speeds is quite another apparently.

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    Unfotunatly these days People see Money just like Pigs see shit to eat. that has become the unfotunate thing in Sri Lanka.

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    ALLES, YOU HAVE NO BLOODY SHAME.
    YOU CAN GO ABOUT NAKED, YOU BLOODY TRAITOR.
    YOU ARE WORSE THAN PRABHA!!!!!

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