17 June, 2019

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Foreign Ministry Under Increasing Pressure To Initiate Inquiry Into Dayan’s Conduct After JVP’s Revelations In Parliament

The Foreign Minister has come under increasing pressure to initiate an investigation into Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Dayan Jayatilleka following the JVP’s revelation in Parliament yesterday on his overt political campaigning.

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The Foreign Affairs Ministry has pussyfooted around Jayatilleka’s appointment thus far due to the latter’s connections with President Maithripala Sirisena. It was based on Sirisena recommendation that the Foreign Ministry nominated Jayatilleka to the position of Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Russia.

JVP Parliamentarian Bimal Ratnaike, speaking in Parliament yesterday, explained the questions that were raised by members of the parliamentary committee on high posts when Jayatilleka’s name was presented to the committee.

When his name was presented, some raised questions whether it was correct to appoint a person such as him as an Ambassador.

The Committee discussed whether he could fulfil his duties as a diplomat without causing a conflict of interest , especially due to his political involvements.”

At that point, Ratnaike said, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya advised Dr. Jayatilleka to strictly adhere to the agreement with the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Despite this initial assurance, the JVP Parliamentarian said Jayatilleke had acted in a “politically compromising manner”, particularly in the wake of the political crisis on October 26.

“Jayatilleka openly campaigned in support of the coup. A diplomat cannot behave in this manner and it amounts to a violation of Parliamentary privileges. The Committee on High Posts during its recent meeting, discussed this,” he added.

During the latest discussion on Jayatilleka, the majority of members of the parliamentary committee on high posts had stated that the Foreign Affairs Ministry must initiate an investigation into Jayatilleka’s conduct and present a report to the Speaker.

Colombo Telegraph exclusively revealed how Jayatilleka advised former President and “fake prime minister” Mahinda Rajapaksa on sustaining his government formed after a “constitutional coup”.

The document published by Colombo Telegraph was a printout of an email sent to Mahinda Rajapaksa by Jayatilleka through “comrade” Vasudewa Nanayakkara – a Parliamentarian of the UPFA. The email was titled “Urgent for PM Mahinda Rajapaksa via Comrade Vasu from Dayan.”

The email offered seven pieces of advice to Rajapaksa, in point form, to counter the pressure exerted by the Western countries against the constitutional coup engineered by the Rajapaksa-Sirisena alliance.

He opined that the statement issued by the US Department of State was a blatant interference in Sri Lanka’s sovereignty.

Jayatilleka, despite being a diplomat actively in service, went to the extent of suggesting Dinesh Gunawardena become the Foreign Minister. The email crystalized that Jayatilleka, under the fake government, had become a highly privileged individual under the new government who could even suggest who his boss should be.

Meanwhile, Speaking in Parliament a short while ago, UPFA MP Vasudewa Nanayakkara defended Jayatilleka’s conduct saying neither Parliament nor the committee on high posts could take action again Jayatilleke.

The Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia, Nanayakkara said, worked with the President’s blessings and was recommended to the position by the President.

Nanayakkara, however, did not make any reference to the email sent by Jayatilleke, through him, to “fake” Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa after Sirisena engineered a constitutional coup

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  • 47
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    time to recall the bugger
    he has gone too far
    he did the same thing earlier and rajapaksa sacked him

    • 16
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      JVP,

      “:The Foreign Minister has come under increasing pressure to initiate an investigation into Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Dayan Jayatilleka following the JVP’s revelation in Parliament yesterday on his overt political campaigning.”

      Yes, very good. Punish the leach.

      What about Sirisena and Mahinda, who did the illegal and unconstitutional coup?

      Impeach Sirisena, and bar and pass NCM on Mahinda

      • 3
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        Dayan was quite right. Washington’s Millennium Development Corporation (MCC) has been funding for the last 3 years, since 2015, a mega project in Bondscam Ranil’s office at Flower Road, to benefit US security interests in the Indian Ocean Cold war against China. This is the MCC Compact for Sri Lanka. The policy is long term and sustained, based on strategic deep dives and security diagnostics.
        Trumpland’s deep state is drafting Sri Lanka’s so called ‘new Constitution’ — using ethic and religious identity politics as a cover in order to de-develop existing governance institutions and promote Washington’s security agenda in Indian Ocean. The Trincomalee temprory US marine logisitcs hub, planes flying from Singapore without immigration clearance from Colombo etc. via Trinco are to be made the status quo.
        The “New Constitution” project at this time is to ensure this happens. Divide, distract civil society, NGOs and social media sites like CT from Trumpland deep state security project in Lanka at this time with protest about animal rights at Temple trees also to protect Bondscam Ranil who is Washington’s puppet and his butterfly mafia that implement the Sri lanka’s development agenda to be benefit America First and the global 1 percent.
        The broad project of New Constitution is to bring back under the guise of power sharing with ethnic minorities the failed 2016 (fake) “Development (Special Provisions) Bill” based on a Cabinet Paper presented by PM to co-ordinate development across the country that was rejected by Provincial Councils in 2016, as it encroached on devolved subjects. Popularly called the “Super Ministry” bill it was laid aside for now
        This Fake reconciliation and “development” bill project come to Parliament in less than a fortnight after the “Super Ministry” bill was rejected.

        • 2
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          Don Stanley

          You are bloody good thriller writer.
          You are John le Carré, Frederick Forsyth, Michael Dobbs, James Patterson ….. all rolled into one.

          How do you do it?

          By the way in your thriller why Hindians don’t seem to have a part?
          Do you think they will get easily offended merely reading your fiction?

    • 17
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      JVP,

      Please get rid of Traitors Dayan and Sirisena in one swoop

      The Parliament can do it, if they have the guts

      What did they take oaths for?

    • 2
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      No namlen, DJ was appointed by the President, DJ has to support the President’s decisions, so why do you say that he has to be recalled? Only President can recall him, so you are saying President needs to recall his own appointee for supporting his (President.s) decisions? What kind of b!oody logic is that? Are you drunk?

      • 14
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        wannihami

        “Only President can recall him, “

        Or Russians can deport him, like his comrade Rohana Wijeweera.
        Russians can declare him a ‘persona non grata’ for activities incompatible with diplomatic status.

  • 33
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    DJ’s actions were not in order for a diplomat.
    But he is not the only one who has overstepped his limit.
    Punitive action against him is acceptable, but the conduct of other diplomats too should be looked into and steps taken to ensure that all diplomats conduct themselves properly

    • 25
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      SJ

      “Punitive action against him is acceptable, but the conduct of other diplomats too should be looked into and steps taken to ensure that all diplomats conduct themselves properly”

      How about Sajin Vass Gunawardena the former Monitoring MP to supervise the diplomatic herd with his iron fist. Highly recommended by Dr. Chris Nonis.

      • 8
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        It must be the ‘lansi vedi’ democracy that bans a person from expressing his views because he is a government diplomat! There was absolutely nothing wrong in what DJ was doing during the sacking of the UNP non-government. Only the JVP and lansi ratbags like you seem to have a problem.

        Your lansi brain and the short antenna obviously can’t grasp that he has been loyal to the country and the government that appointed him.

        Write under your own name, you coward if you want to talk democracy openly.

        • 8
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          T. Devendra

          Are you talking to yourself again?
          Given your age (older than Prof Obeyesekere who is about 89 years) you can do whatever you want to, say whatever comes from your mouth, type anything you want to, p**s any time and wherever you want to, ………. Only you age gives you the freedom.
          Enjoy until it lasts.

          • 3
            5

            Obviously nothing better to say! Coward.

            You are brain-dead. Worse than physical death of all humans, and animals like you.

            • 2
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              T. Devendra

              Keep going.
              I understand its your age talking not your brain directing.
              Please at this age or this stage in your life you should be preparing yourself to attain Nibbana.

      • 3
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        Any chance that Slapper Sajin could undertake a special mission on behalf of WE the People to administer some ‘correction’ to the bless DJ. The usual commission could be made available.

  • 29
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    Foul-mouthed nationalists and racists are comrades in SL

    • 9
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      Manilal

      He is friends with “legendary progressive intellectual” Noam Chomsky.

      He said the following in his 2016 interview to D B S Jeyaraj:
      ” I would like to make the transition from the boyhood Jungian archetype of The Hero/Warrior to another one, The Sage or The Elder. But I don’t think it is yet the time and place for the transition. To amend Che slightly, other causes “call for my modest efforts”.

      I have been waiting for him to show us the way to Samathi after becoming a sage.

  • 17
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    DJ and homeless Vasu, Comrades in crime.What a picture we have of yours.You sitting on throne (without crown but I can see the halo) and two of your masters pictures rightly displayed. It amazes me to see you, with out failing presenting with that hallmark SMUG .

  • 13
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    “Jayatilleka openly campaigned in support of the coup.

    The increased inflation of dispute caused for such appointment brings continues appoint
    disappointment. The more one can see the Agreement deviations, more one can investigate.

  • 22
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    “Dr. Jayatilleka may have the right academic qualifications., but he acts more like a political campaigner than a political scientist” So said the JVP. The CT exposure of his email to MR via comrade Vasu was a sizzler that contained seven pieces of his brain in a highly putrefied state. I heard MR was laughing all the way to his toilet to wipe his backside with it. Dayan is a despicable humbug.

  • 20
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    There is no doubt that Ambassdor to Russia Dr. Dayan Jeyatilake is a key player in the illegal and unconstitutional political coup against Srilanka. The political coup is a crime that committed against Srilanka. Therefore all those who involved in this coup should be punished under the law of this country. Former military commander was punished illegally for just contesting election against Mahinda Rajapakse. Why cannot Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapakse and Dayan Jeyatilake should not be punished under the law? The law should be equally applied to every one. No one should be above the law.

    • 1
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      Don’t talk nonsense. The push by the diaspora using the US to destroy Sri Lanka is the point that is obliterated by party politics. With corruption or not at least Rajapakse is a patriot and Ranil is a traitor and coward using US power to come through the back door. Open your eyes!

      A US citizen

  • 16
    4

    This bugger does not know how to wear his underwear.

    • 18
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      M. Rafi – This bogus Dr goes about without his underwear in restricted areas of Moscow to gain easy access! Time to recall this bugger.

    • 0
      7

      M Rafi perhaps you can wear his underwear and show him how it’s done?

  • 17
    7

    He is one of the so called ‘Educated Guys’ who support the corrupt ridden Mahinda R and siblings and kids.
    He should not have been sent to Russia in the first instance.
    It is time to recall him back to SL and appoint a carreer DIPLOMAT immediately
    DJ articles should not be given any media space in future

  • 6
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    I and many other keep my mothers/Family photo besides of us.

    • 4
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      rbh: how sweet!

      But some people, the ‘higher’ they go life, feel obliged to keep in public the pictures of those they suck up to.

  • 17
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    I think it is high time Vasudeva Nanayakkara retired from politics. He is long past his ‘use by’ date. Most persons become wiser and mellower as they age but some persons show opposite tendencies when they grow old. They become more vengeful and cussed and afflicted with a tinge of dementia.

  • 4
    2

    For President, it is already an issue of prestige and ego. He will simply not act. It is for the polity to add this sin of omission to the long list of faults for impeachment.

  • 3
    3

    To all CT readers lets all try and push Bimal Ratnayaka of JVP as the Presidential Candidate.
    We need someone who will go after the murderers and fraudsters.
    No more Ranil Silly and Medamulana Meeharaka.
    Lasantha 10th death anniversary nothings moving forward.

  • 8
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    If I am not mistaken, all diplomats, not only Jayathilaka, have been appointed under political patronage. Diplomatic positions to cronies & family members have always been the norm but now it has become brazenly open with the appointing of even thugs & career racketeers. DJ may have, comparatively, the education to be a diplomat but he has proved his credentials more as a bum sucker & a person of such character is unsuitable to represent the country because his loyalty is with his masters & not the country. Then again, it’s not only in diplomatic circles but in other areas too, a**e licking is the way up the career ladder. I suppose it is now the SL culture.

    • 2
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      Raj-UK ,
      The country is debt ridden and so becoming bed-ridden and some
      selfish politicians still boast that they are developing the country !
      Funny isn’t it ? The more the country gets trapped in debts the
      more the corruption reign and the more corrupt rulers share among
      themselves whatever leftover ! That’s what they know best to do
      when the life gets tough . Life will get tougher and tougher in the
      years ahead because more and more youths are learning for arm
      chair jobs mainly because the culture in the country is that all hard
      labour jobs are low in the Grade index and outcast in the social index.
      As a result more and more people of all walks of life are loyal to a
      personality of higher rank than a policy , cheap and easy ladder to
      make life easier. Some barking dogs get a good piece of flesh while
      many enjoy bones !

    • 3
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      Raj-UK

      “I suppose it is now the SL culture.”

      It has always been the Sri Lankan culture since the advent of Weeping Widow.
      DR Mahind tokk it a giddying height, however let’s wait and see how the next ruler is going to fare.

      The people allowed bigots and crooks use religious as well as linguistic differences to contest in competitive racism. Look where they have landed the country, people, and its culture.

  • 0
    6

    There are many who praises the interferences of the HIS AND HER EXCELLENCY’S FROM COLOMBO in Sri lankan by every way such by involving in governing, and visitng yapanaya and meeting even provincial council members. Dayan Jayathilake can not talk his mind and he doe snot have rigths to talk about his country because Dayan Jayathilake had negative view of the THEN FOREIGN MINISTER AND the MCC HEAD OFFICE IN SRI LANKA, MR MANGALA SAMARAWEERA. This may be an attemtp to cover the story that how many installments of GRANTS MANGALA SMARAWEERA GOT. IS THIS AGAINST THE CT COMMENT POLICY ? I MEAN CT SUPPORTS CORRUPTION and corrupt businesses in Sri lanka

  • 1
    6

    I here, AKD and VIjitha HERath ARE SCARED OF THEIR pOLITICAL LIVES. So they have asked Bima Rathanayake discuss this and that “WALPAL”. Bimal Rathnayake says they said me you discuss those and you will come the first in the national list. But Bimal rathnayake likes to contest the elections. There is a plan to appoint the whole 225 from the national list because then it is easy to manage the NCM’s like difficult situations.

  • 4
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    All these troubles are due to “ONE” conferred with “Power” and “Authority” to make appointments to represent Sri Lanka and the Government in outside world. This ABUSE is nothing new. Isnt’ it time to REVIEW this system and TAKE OVER that “Power” and “Responsibility by the Cabinet , subjected to the approval by the House or it’s representing body, presently functioning as the “Constitutional Council”. Just see how the yesterdays appointments to the Supreme Court took place. That is the way to do things in Governing the “State Functions”. Next, “ABOLISH” this “Presidency” soon, without allowing any more opportunities for this present incumbent , who is increasingly becoming crazy , (hour by hour and day by day) to make a mess of things and make this country a “MOCKERY”.

  • 1
    8

    what a contrast of comments by the perceptive and the ignorant where on one side they incarcerate Dr Jayatilleka, some with scant knowledge of the real person and on the other side adulate him, who truly know him for who he is and what he represents. It is a display of rank ignorance where some seem to know little of the intelligence and perception of the scholarly Dr. Jayatilleka who is often misunderstood and insulted for being a forthright person and mercifully there are some who understand and interpret his attributes as being beneficial to the nation.

    • 4
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      sunil perera

      Why do you sound exactly like him?

  • 4
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    Thero probably had some prior knowledge of Oct, 26th 2018. Before the coup was attempted as constitutional coup, there some new appointments and removals took place. This, eventually, media reported, alerted even the Colombo diplomats and they were feeling of something was about to happen. Later media reported that it was converted from military form and turned into constitutional, only because planners felt the world was too awake to try one like that. As there will be no cases filed by UNP and TNA getting into that would flare up racial tension, there will be no inquiry of what happened or what was about to happen; the truth may never come out on that too. During that time one of the appointments was to Moscow. After the tea debacle, Lankawe recalled Russian ambassador and there was not one for long time. But just before the Coup, Moscow, London and Washington were delivered with “UPS Next Morning shipment. (Noticeably Washington was struggling to send replacement but arrived to Colombo only one week after the coup.) The media was misguided that the new ambassador was only to cover the Ship deal, unlike the Kanthalai Sugar factory, which exposed whole thing. The new ambassador to Moscow was a carefully thought out and handpicked one. Thero may not be willing to talk on that but, still he can write a book on what happened in Oct, 26th 2016.

  • 3
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  • 6
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    Dayan

    Time is up and instead of prolong the agony wave the WHITE FLAG and surrender.

  • 0
    5

    And the JVP has no objection whatever in the interference of Western foreign diplomats in Sri Lanka’s internal politics, huh? JVP saw nothing wrong with their very public involvement with Speaker/ Ranil and their behaviour in threatening even judicial officers in campaigning for Ranil’s reinstatement, all in violation of the Geneva conventions. Wijeweera must be turning in his grave !

  • 7
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    Dayan Jayatilleka was sent to Russia on MR’s advice so that he can safeguard MR’s cousin Weeratunge who is dodging extradiction. Weeatunge was the go- between in the Ukraine deal for MIGs. It is over this exposure that Lasantha was murdered.

    • 0
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      I think Dayan Jayathilake going to Russia is MS’s work. Dayan Jayathilke did not approve, Mangala Samaraweera’s Pro-LTTE and Pro-West work. so, Mangi is pissed off. I think even the NGOs are pissed off on behalf of MANGI.

  • 6
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    …….Jayatilleka, under the fake government, had become a highly privileged individual under the new government who could even suggest who his boss should be………………..

    Please God, let it be Sajin Vass Gundawardena – Lion tamer of recalcitrant Sri Lankan diplomats.

    • 3
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      Spring Koha

      “Please God, let it be Sajin Vass Gundawardena – Lion tamer of recalcitrant Sri Lankan diplomats.”

      Alright you are too eager to bring back Sajin Vass.
      By the way what is in it for you?

      Have you had time to read Dayan’s “typing” on his imagined Cuba?

  • 0
    3

    What ever it is, UI hear Ranil always says to MS ” Ane, LEt us go to a SAMUHA AANDU” or SABHAGA RAJAYA” system and Maithripala sirisena is also considering his options. Those womne politicians are aso asking minister positions because they also like to be inside super luxury 4 wheel drive super diesal cars (God Vishnu)

  • 5
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    In few words I simply say that Dayan Jayatilake is an insane rascal who is not fit to be in any service

  • 6
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    Ha..ha…in Sri Lanka anything goes as long as you are a stooge or a crook. This guy Dayan is only a small example and this is exactly what Sri lanka is all about and this is exactly what the so-called freedom has given to SL.

  • 5
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    WHAT BAFFLES ME IS THE STOIC SILENCE OF THE EDUCATED CLASS TO THE NON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRECIFAC REPORT BY SIRISENA. HE MUST BE PRESSURISED TO DO SO. BY ALL CITIZENS

    THE SECTION ON THE ITN SAYS SPECIFICALLY THAT MR SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE IN POLITICS

    SIRA IS BLIND TO THAT AND TALKS OF THE BOND SCAM. BOTH ARE IMPORTANT AND ACTION MUST BE TAKEN AGAINST MR AND RW TOO IF THERE IS A RECOMMENDATION.

    SIRA IN HIS GREED FOR POWER HAS NOW SOLD HIMSELF TO MR HAVING GOT THEIR WITH OUR VOTES. SHAMELESS SOB WHO CONTINUE AFTER A SEVEN BENCH JUDGMENT SAID THAT HE VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTION.

    HE MUST BE DEFEATED IF HE APPEARS AGAIN.

  • 4
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    He’s the little rabid puppy of Rajapaksas who throw him a piece of bone time to time to write whatever they dictate him to do so, very well brought up by grown up dog who happens to be a profesoor.

  • 1
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    Where were these ass-licking, feet washing JVP bastards when foreign agents of Britain, Canada, America and Germany entered our parliament and was clapping Karu Jayasuriya’s illegal vote from the public gallery?

    Is it any surprise that the murderers never get more than 100000 votes at the presidential election? That is why these shit thieves want presidency abolished.
    =
    They can dress in red, and make noises like these, but they only provide a political lavatory for the UNP at the moment. Go to bloody hell JVP, you will never be a political force in this country.

    • 3
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      Ambare Damila

      My friend the old codger tells me that there is something to remember today. It is the 45th year remembrance day of a massacre that took place in Jaffna. Police killed some 9 or 10 innocent civilians who were in the crowd listening to an orator delivering one of the keynote speeches.

      Why none of the murderers have ever been charged?

      Those who died in that incident were Tamils. Then of course no need for an investigation.

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