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Frede Out And Saku In – Frederica Is Sacked, Not Resigned

By Colombo Telegraph – 

The Sunday Leader’s new owner Asanga Seneviratne terminated its editor Frederica Jansz’s contract and replaced her early on in the week with Sakuntala Perera a former journalist employed at Wijeya newspapers. 

Frederica

Asanga Seneviratne on Thursday September 13, 2012 announced to staff at The Sunday Leader and its sister newspaper the Iruresa that he was the new owner. That the takeover of the two newspapers was official. Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that Seneviratne’s stake in the two newspapers is 72% with former owner Lal Wickrematunge holding 28%.  Wickrematunge however remains as Chairman. Asanga Seneviratne has been heard consistently touting the name of the President claiming close connections.  How factual this maybe is not clear.  However Seneviratne and Sajin Vaas Gunewardena share a close relationship.

Despite having repeatedly assured Frederica Janszof maintaining editorial independence, four days after Asanga Seneviratne visited the offices of The Sunday Leader at Ratmalana where he addressed editorial and other staff insisting that his intention to change editorial content to suit “President Mahinda Rajapaksa was only rumour” he on Monday September 17 wrote Frederica an email asserting, that “Very few people actually read the paper anymore.”  He added to Frederica that articles carried in The Sunday Leader are, quote, “malicious and degrading and is mostly targeted at the First family. This is definitely  not the way we want to continue,” he said, unquote.

“Some inside page articles are pure rubbish and only degrades the President,” he told Jansz.

Sakuntala

Speaking to Colombo Telegraph Frederica Jansz said, “I repeatedly offered my resignation to Seneviratne before the sale of the newspaper asserting that if he wished to make this paper pro government or pro Rajapaksa he would have my resignation.  He however, repeatedly assured me that he had no intention of taking the paper down that road insisting he needed me at the helm to continue maintaining an independent press.  Clearly, he never meant what he said.”

Frederica added that she tried to accommodate Seneviratne by even agreeing to have delivered to him a CD of the final paper before it went to publication which she did no sooner he took over.  Seneviratne however insisted he never received the CD which was delivered as agreed to his officer once the newspaper was finalized on Saturday September 15.

“I agreed to this arrangement despite my never having had to do this during my entire 3 1/2 year tenure as Editor in Chief.  Have the owner peruse the final pages before print. This has been the editorial policy of The Sunday Leader during the entire 14 year tenure of my predecessor Lasantha Wickrematunge and mine after I took office.  Nevertheless, since I was determined to make this new arrangement work for the betterment of the newspaper I agreed to allow Seneviratne to see the pages before going to press.”

Seneviratne however not only did not appreciate this gesture but together with Sajin Vaas Gunewardena is believed to have manipulated a complaint to police on Monday September 17, asserting that two nutshells published on the front page of the newspaper could incite violence against President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The “Nutshell” column has been published in The Sunday Leader for the last 18 years and are written tongue in cheek or in lighter vein.  Frederica told ColomboTelegraph this column has never been intended to cause harm or incite violence against any individual.  Seneviratne however together with Sajin Vass Gunewardena did not agree.  Despite the fact that not a single member of President Rajapaksa’s family nor his head of security have complained that the nutshell in question was offensive or in anyway threatening to the security of the President.

On Friday September 21, Seneviratne terminated Frederica’s contract with immediate effect.  He replaced her early on in the week with Sakuntala Perera a former journalist employed at Wijeya newspapers. Colombo Telegraph has made repeated attempts to contact Sunday Leader Chairman Lal Wickrematunge for clarification on the issue, but the Lal has remained unreachable so far.

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    Frederica gave evidence in the court against General SF to support the government. she occasionally criticize ruling regeman. There is no loss to the paper by her leaving. there are very few independent papers in Sri Lanka now

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      I don’t think she did it to support the GoSL; she probably believes SF to be a war criminal.

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        David Blacker says:

        “she probably believes SF to be a war criminal.”

        Lets have an independent investigation to clear the air.

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          Native, none of these accused and their supporters want anyone to probe War Crimes or an Independent Investigation. They want these accused, to be exonerated by default. Our Laws could have this annexure clause as an addendum to the NLR for future use. Imagine the 18th amaendment and this Default clause in hand what MR could do? MR could do what JR could not do. Make a Man a Woman and a Woman a Man. Even worse, make all as ‘Ponnayas’ just to shut up and wait. Therefore is it any wonder that MR has put to shame Hitler, Gadaffi, Idi Amin and even Napoleon. I am begining to shiver in my boots! pissing in my pants!

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          Lol, Native, someone should come up with Darusman’s Law, comparable to Godwin’s Law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law ),in that every discussion concludes with “let’s have an investigation”!

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    Federica, you did the correct thing by waiting for Asanga to sack you than resign. His action confirms the new managements philosophy – remove those who are not on MR’s side. They tried to stop the paper by burning it down, threatening employees, putting them behind bars and sadly killing their editor – none were successful. Finally, only the company act has come to their rescue, well at least they did it the official way ! To Asanga, we all were of the view that you were a true gentlemen who got a good foundation from a great school. Sadly you have got caught up in the power and fame game which is for sure going to also contribute towards your down fall. Remember the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill went up the hill?? Both came tumbling down – one after the other.

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    Oh what a shame! WHAT-A-SHAME!!

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    Hey…. On a second thought, it could be that Jansz “Sacked herself!!”
    (Anybody who says “No” will be made to “Hang him/herself”.

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    Oscar Wilde – Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, (1854-1900), once said

    “In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs for ever and ever”

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    It is the death of the last independent newspaper. Fredrica did an excellent job. As Shanker says above she has real balls.

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    Its a great shame for independent ,bold and unafraid journalism in this country that this newspaper which had opened its columns for unbridled expression of opinion as opposed to state managed, subservient and docile opinion of the rest has to see its own demise in so despicable a manner at a time when the country needs it more than ever before.It’s a sad day for democracy in this country and a victory for crime,corruption ,falsehoods and dictatorship that lords our society.Farewell Frederica and for others that may follow her.

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    This is the only paper I have been buying for the last several years. Very sad situation. My heartfelt condolance.I can save rupees sixty a week but I lose billions worth of true news.

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    To readers who believe in true Democracy, this is a blessing in disguise.
    This ladys pen will not rest – she will continue to write in her style, for there is enough fodder out there and arm-chair commentators will have a rich pick in the future – look out.

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    Its true the newspaper is read by few, mainly SLFP haters and die hard UNPers. Its website is read by many since almost all print media absorbed by King Raja. So he and henchmen desperate to eat out the rest. There will be no Sunday Leader anymore. Just piece of trash good for lunch packets like Lake house publication. This Sajin Vaas and Asanga are downright scammers, thiefs and Rajapaksa bootlickers. In short criminals who swindle public money. They may be toasting with the King raja for job well done!

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    It looks like all members of pro LTTE Tamil diaspora who are writing blogs in various Sinhala names are badly disappointed that their voive came through Fredrica’s pen is no more.
    We patriotic Sri Lankans are happy to get rid of her slanders

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    I was never a fan of Lal’s ownership or Frederica’s Editorship, because both were achieved by dubious and deceitful means that the two aforementioned know. So in a manner of speaking they got what they deserve.

    However on a different point of media freedom, the threats that owners of media face by the repressive policies of the regime, have muzzled all journalists, including those at the Sunday Leader, though the poor reader starved for some balanced news got the feeling that the Sunday Leader was actually balanced because they engaged some a few dubious worthless anti govt. bashing without getting at the blood and guts of the real state of Nation and its level of governance. They did not even get at the tip of the iceberg of massive con a few at the top are engaged in.

    Journalists are not wealthy people and have to earn a living so they toe the line or leave the country. They have NO freedom to express anything. Even provincial journalists are beholden to the local politician thugs as otherwise they will not be able to live there or be given news items from which they can make a living. We must admit that true independence of journalists is absent in Sri Lanka as all Owners however balanced they are try to survive.

    It is sad that two of those conners have now admitted to taking it over and good luck to them to see if they can make it work, whatever they intend to do with it. The public are obviously fools if they continue to patronize these publications, but it is their right to exercise their ignorance in any manner they wish.

    It then only leaves the digital media, citizen journalist working for no pay and fearing for his life to fill the void, and I appeal to freedom loving patriots to take this lost space on their own, to bring out their personal experiences of the mismanagement and wholesale plunder of the nations wealth by a few. One day when the numbers of people who realize the extent of this take a stand we may be able to change the future direction. Until then it is a fools paradise.

    God help mother Sri Lanka until its citizens wake up from their utterly uncaring slumber, without blaming or expecting other people to fight their battles on their behalf. It has to be unanimous, and instantaneous.

    So citizen journalist blog to the rest of the citizens about your experiences so we can collect all the evidence against these crooks and one day bring them all to justice, the jury being the hardworking, patriotic and proud people of Sri Lanka, non of whom are currently in this Government!

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    The problem with the Sunday Leader was for every good article they published there were at least twice as many articles that were distorted or untrue.

    of course unlike the past where mostly honourable , now most of them are self serving men who can be bought .
    the daily mirror is still the only paper that is worth reading .

    its sad this country is being ruined by politicians ( MOST ) the journalists and the gangs

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    I often wonder about the general level of intelligence of the Sri Lankan public. Have they not been subjected to deception and duplicit manouvering for many years now? Yet we see strong factional debate, where one side obviously fails to recognise the elephant in the room…Why? When will people awaken to the realities that stare them in the face? Or are they predestined to a predictable future that will eventually destroy them?

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    Jansz is the journalist who kindled enmity between Rajapkse family and Sarath Fonseka. The war crimes story came up as a result of this. The Nation was disgraced because of this. So Jansz has to undergo her own Karma. “Kala Kala De Pala Pala De”

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    When looking at the history of this news paper it is crystal clear that Lasantha and Fedricka were traitors. They conspired against the government and the people of Sri Lanka to push the political agendas of their backers (UNP). However, we Sri Lankan’s have to understand that country is not going in the right direction. The ruling family is following a path of no return.In a way they are digging their own grave, but ultimately whole country will suffer.

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      Lihin, I am afraid it appears that you do not understand the meaning of the word ‘Traitor’. Revealing Corruption, Fraud and Deceit of the Rajapaksa regime, which yourself admit that that the country is dragged in that direction, by the Rajapaksas digging their own grave, where ultimately the whole country will suffer, does it amount to treachery pointing same by Lasantha and Fredrica? It is no Wonder people like you having the franchise, we are in this predicament today, where we boast that the Sri Lankan voters are intelligent. You are a classic example of the uneduated.

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    All those who consider Janz a hero are either nuts or traitors to the country with a political agenda. Like Lasantha Frederica also indirectly supported the Eelam cause. She is no unbiased journalist as her supporters seem to shout from top of the trees to the world but a person who wanted to bring down a government that saved SriLanka from terrorism. Those who think Janz is a hero should get their head examined. These supporters are all anti government stooges licking their wounds from the defeat of their cause to breakdown the nation. Sudu Akka

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      Sudu ?
      If anyone examines your head, or the contents thereof, they’ll have to call what used to be, in the old days, a vaasa-kutti to remove the contents.

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    It is interesting that PATRIOTIC SRI LANKANS A MISNOMER FOR SINHALA FASCISTS ARE CELEBRATING THE DEMISE OF FJ FROM LEADER.

    ANY ONE WHO PROTESTS AGAINST JOURNILISTIC FREEDOM IS AUTOMATICALLY CALLED PRO-TIGER DIASPORA…WHAT A LOGIC

    IT PROVES WHAT THE LATE CEYLON COMMUNIST PARTY LEADER SAID THAT THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM IN SRI LANKA IS CONNECTED WITH THE TAMIL NATIONAL QUESTION..

    SINCE IT IS THROUGH USING THE BOGEY OF THE TAMIL THREAT THAT COUNTLESS SINHALA LEADERS HAVE MILKED SRI LANKA FOR THEIR PRIVATE GAIN. MAHINDA IS NO EXCEPTION…

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    ATTENTION ALL
    WE MUST DO SOMETHING
    WE MUST BOYCOTT AND START A PETITION AGAINST ASSANGA AND THE RAJAPAKSA DYNASTY.THEY CANNOT DO THIS TO LASANTHA AND THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN THE NATION THAT EVER WAS.
    THIS IS A HUGE WAKE UP CALL.
    LASANTHAS DEATH WAS THE BIGGEST BLOW TO MEDIA FREEDOM AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN SRI LANKA AND NOW HIS EMPIRE HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THOSE THAT WERE RESPONSIBLE.
    THIS IS A HUGE DISASTER AND THE REPERCUSSIONS WILL BE SEVERE.
    WE MUST ALL ACT NOW.
    HOW MUCH LONGER CAN THIS COUNTRY KEEP LOSING AND SUFFERING AT THE HANDS OF THOSE SINNERS.
    THE RAJAPAKSAS WILL BE CURSED FOR ALL ETERNITY FOR THE SUFFERING THEY”V CAUSED .
    NO AMOUNT OF POOJAS AND ELIYANTHA WHITES CAN TAKE AWAY THE GREAT SIN OF THESE PEOPLE.
    THE FATE OF RAJAPAKSA WILL BE ALIGNED WITH THAT OF HITLER.

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      YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HITLER????????/

      THEY DID NOT WASTE A BULLET OR A PIECE OF ROPE!!!!

      HE COMMITTED SUICIDE IN HIS BUNKER WITH HIS BELOVED EVA BRAUN BY HIS SIDE

      RAJAPAKSE HAS MANY OPTIONS!!!!!1

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      Arul, signing petitions will not work with this crank. The only avenue is what I stated, A Civil Disobedience Campaign as soo as possible.

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    Well all I can say to everyone who cares about freedom and democracy…if you used to buy the ‘Leader’ paper…STOP buying it now. I checked the online edition today and Emil Vander Poortens column was not there. Very soon Tissaranee Gunasekara too will get the boot. Tell your friends and spread the word for them to boycott the paper and spread the news that The Sunday Leader has been hijacked my the Rajapaksas’ using a proxy.

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    A sad week for ‘free press’ in SL – a new chapter of sorts..
    Not sure if we should stop buying the paper, but so long as Lal stays as chairman, we can support it in some small way.
    The impunity of it all -two wheeler-dealers like sajin/seneviratne can even buy up the Leader -how ironical.
    Why did lal sell to those jokers? I guess none of the cleaner biz. folk out there would invest in a paper that was unbowed/ unafraid ?!
    Perhaps, its time that Frederica started her own paper or online blog similar to DBJS?
    We are in for a rough ride here in SL -with the political brats getting away with their lil drug deals and others’ loosing their memory and being granted leave of absence for months on end. One thing is clear- if your on the side of the siblings, your set for the short-term. But even premadasa thought he was invincible. Man proposes- God disposes!

    Jack

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      Holmung, in Premadasa’s the pieces had to be picked up, to be put in the sealed coffin. This buggers I wonder whether there will be even the pieces remaining.

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        I have to agree with you, Gamini though I am a born buddhist, but the reality of the problems present day lanka is UNBEARABLE.
        Sure, the signifant numbers of lankens would feel the same.

        They are playing with the ignorant masses who make up the majority of the country. Those masses dont mind even if they would have been assualted, abducted, raped or killed by ruling gangsters.

        Either they have to concentrate on their supper rather or their brains are trained to that manner nothing can help further. It can take long, nor would they realize the appalling state of lanken society fallen today.

        Can you imagine – not even passed 2weeks, since the incident in which an Army major was assualted – but the perpetrators are reported to have got permission to leave the country.

        How can they control crimes in the country, if those authorities that have no backbones continue this way with the minister sons, their henchmen to this provocative manner ?

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        You people exaggerate everything. Leave Mahinda our dear leader in peace . He and Ranil are both decent people. Sri Lanka comprises 99 percent Sinhalese Tamils and Muslims . Our dear Frederica is not within this 99 percent . How can she be allowed to speak on behalf of this 99 percent? Does a Journalist name tag allow a person to spread lies and hatred against our lovely little Mahinda ? Ha ha Frederica can now join Tilvin and our Madam Kumaratunga to go on the war path again. Even our dear Fonseka uncle does not like her Ha ha . You silly Sinhala dumbos who hate our Mahinda the Great are now sad at the demise of our Frederica Nangi who is unfortunately a very loose Cannon who shot herself in the foot. Ha ha Bye for now you loony boys. Love Sudu Akka

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    Was watching this movie ‘machine gun preacher’ – the work of LRA in southern Sudan etc.- seems thats’ the way we would head out soon enough, if we go on like this?!

    With a lil help from our friends, the russians and chinese perhaps.. ;)

    -Jack

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    One of her star reporters Dinouk Colombage once described her boss Frederica Jansz as the “new crusader for truth in Sri Lankan journalism.” He said “She does not go like other men Editors with
    a drink in her hand or like the women counterparts with a dick in their hand.”

    As a one time journalist in Sri Lanka, it pains me a great deal to read all the comments, some in favor and others against. It is true that The Sunday Leader has published exposes and investigatory articles which their Sunday partners did not print. Some were factual whilst the others were from disgruntled tenderers or bidders for projecs who cry they did not win. Truth has been the casualty in those instances.

    In my view, what has made The Sunday Leader different from all others is this. There was a readership, both in Sri Lanka and abroad, who abhorred the Rajapaksa family. The Sunday Leader went overboard with a feeding frenzy. Those readers to whom it was opium had multiple mental
    orgasms reading the one sided and often questionable material.

    What is Frederica Jansz’ contribution to her motherland and to Sri Lankan journalism? She antagonised all her colleagues and most political personalities because of her bias and not for being “unbowed and unafraid.” She has bowed many times. I will not say more. She became the Sri Lankan Journalist who has most pissed on Rajapakses. As Colombage claims,”the crusader of the truth” is not a messiah but a madam who prostituted journalism and insulted the intelligence of a section of the Sri Lankan population, in Colombo and abroad.

    Now to the bitter truth. If she is bold, can she deny that she received two years of her entire salary as full pay. It was paid
    pronto. That is not all. Why should a new owner who appoints a new
    Editor tell Frederica not to criticize Rajapaksa? His instructions would naturally go to the new Editor. Those who have been tearing their head off have all been fooled by this imitation journo.

    There is still one point in her favour. She has succeded in receiving a huge pay packet which some say includes part of the proceeds from
    the sale by her close ally and [Edited out], Lal Wickremetunge of [Edited out].
    She has also won acclaim in wire services, web reports and newspapers as a champion journalist who quit because she was asked to stop criticising the Rajapaksas. Decide for yourself whether it is true or false.

    -Deep Throat

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      Muni:
      You are the kind of “journalist” who continues to thrive in a country where innuendo, lies and fabrications are the reality. There isn’t language fit for publication to describe someone like you.

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    N.P. Muni you castigate Fredrica Janz, questioning as to what she has contributed to Sri Lanka Journalism? To quote you, ‘What is Frederica Jansz’ contribution to her motherland and to Sri Lankan journalism? Yes FJ had her share of lapses. But could you kindly enlighten the readership as to your contribution to the motherland and Sri Lankan Jouranalism, claiming you are a Journalist yourself? Please see the mole in your eye than the speck in the others.

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      Well said Sir!

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    All anti Mahinda forces in SriLanka and abroad including the Tiger Diaspora are weeping today at the demise of Frederica Janz. Janz is a dumb lady but she is no journalist. Her hatred to Mahinda is shared by the Tamil Diaspora. Mahinda is the greatest leader Sri Lanka was blessed with in this century. If not for Mahinda and his brother Gota the Sun God Prabakaran would be ruling half of SriLanka by now. The service done by Mahinda should never be forgotten. Only traitors to the Motherland would be against this greatest son of SriLanka. Who is this Janz lady to put down the greatest patriot of our Motherland? Sudu Akka

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      Sudu Akka should have been blind folded or halluzinated not having being able to realize the GRAVITY OF THE PROBLEM today. Anyway, so long your ilk would react in this way, becoming SRILANKA an another pakistan to the region is not avoidable – means nothing else than no law and order even if you SUDU AKKE would have been raped, :… your relatives would have to be the victims instead: FOLLOWINGS will perhaps to open your eyes at least today:

      a) in the MOST RECENT crime investigation, in which A major was assaulted recently and as victim was was charged but not the perpetrators

      b) no matter the entire world is against – Baratha killers are further being in power – with the knowledge of MR and his cabinet

      c) Juliampitiya amare had recently been arrested but no fair investigations had been carried out – even if he was a mulitiple murderrer

      d) Even if entire Kelaniya would protest against Mervin- HE WOULD NOT BE PUNISHED BECAUSE HE IS THE MIRROR IMAGE OF THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT

      Besides, Winning the war MILLITARILY (within the margins of the island) was not because of MR, GR or their magics. SF together with all forces, brave soldiers sacrificed their lives for that. Apart from that, several factors including the collapse of entire political lead of LTTE and their bans on Europe, Canada, US and Austrlia helped the SLGO under MR to score their millitary wins. Latter is clear to anyone but not ones like you, SUDU NANDAMME, because you and your ilk are ONLY FED BY LOCAL MEDIA; as if heard bana at a temple, you are all just following even criminals thugs further SAYING SADU SADU- irrespective of their thuggary, high grade of abuses as never seen in the country before.

      If so called heroes have magical hands to settle terror issues, why have they been unable to handle appaling states of crimes that have now been increasing in the country today ?

      If the previous GOVTs were killing minded, they could also won the wars millitarily if the only wanted to do- anhilliation of teorrorists to the manner MR, GR and their henchmen have now been adapted with otherfolks in the country today.

      I wonder why the masses AMONG US IN THE COUNTRY TODAY behaved as if they lost their brains – until MR was elected, there had been a cease fire agreement that went for years. AS IF DUMINDA SILVA WOULD REACT AS HIS DEFENCE LAWYERS REPORT – WITH MEMORY LOSSES:
      That saved lots of lives of solidiers and civilians. The strategies of the previous govt was not based on winning by any means.

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        Sudubanda:

        YES, LACONICALLY PEOPLE LIKE SUDU AKKA´S ILK (THE MAJORITY OF LANKA TODAY)SHOULD WAKE UP IN ORDER TO SAVE THIS NATION FROM THE VOLATILE SITUATION THAT THE FOLKS ARE FACING TODAY UNDER THE CLUTCHES OF MR AND THE ADMINISTRATION:

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        Come on children, do not exaggerate little things. Do not insult a person who expresses an opposing view. You naughty children insult me for expressing a view and praising the lovely lady Frederica Janz who herself was expressing differing views to other journalists. Come come naughty boys you do not have to drag sexual innuendo or abuse me for giving a view different to yours. Frederica is a lady [Edited out].You are all hypocrites or lack something in your real actual life. You naughty boys why don’t you help your wives in the kitchen or help your wives with the washing instead of being armchair critics and go on criticising this lovely little government of our dear Mahinda Uncle. If not for our dear leader you would be pulling a rickshaw with the Sun God Prabakaran inside the rickshaw. Ha ha ha you naughty boys do some work at home and get a life! Bye bye children! Your loving Sudu Akka

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          Budusarnai to Lankens, So long your kind of people remain the majority of folks who would not see the real danger of CUTE LITTLE GOVT OF YOUR DEAREST MR and marauders.

          IT IS NOT AT ALL WORTH COMMENTING TO ANSWER TO THE SORT OF COMMENTS. FULLY IGNORANT – BEHAVIOURS as NEVER BE ABLE TO REHAB:

          :(
          :(

          See, the reality as it is – today, ones who assualted the major of the army intelligence is moreover given the permission to LEAVE FOR ABROAD. If this incident was carried out by a common man – he would have to spend jail terms, for sure.

          And whoever you are – why not to answer the questions raised by SUDUBANDA ?

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          ASudu akke, you must be frustrated.Let us organize a queue to [Edited out] her

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          Like the lady in and company you also have to be mad. First assume all critics are men and that they do not help in the kitchen. Why don’t you get a life!

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        You are talking Paithian my friend. Sri Lanka is no Pakistan. If not for Mahinda you and your ilk would be pulling rickshaws with Prabakaran seated in the rickshaw . Get Rid of your blind hatred for our dear leader Mahinda or else I will come day and see that you help your wife with the washing and cooking instead of you being a negative blockhead. Say thanks to Mahinda every night when you go to sleep because if not for him you would be licking the boots of Prabakaran today.Ha ha ha Gotcha ..love to all and hatred towards none Sudu Akka signing off . Ha ha ha ha ha ha

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          Are you sure, that your brain is completely healthy ?

          I can imagine the manner that Mervin and his ilk of culprits treated the women, as Mervin confessed it on a press briefing lately- saying those kids born to unknown women are scattered in the country and they are the ones as journalists trying to villify his image. My guess is I rather believe – you SUDU AKKA could WELL be one of those unknown women of MERVIN :) Being totally upset, now trying to side whatever they continue.

          Why not line up and claim your compensation – that can then help your reha.Thanks to the state media mechanisms your ilk of people of country are only fed with misinformation. This could be the reason why you being unable to realize the brutalities practising in the country EVEN at day light wihtout a shame TODAY.

          Whoever you are – you must NOT behave as if you completely ignore the current situation in the country- that can help further ruin the nation.

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          Sudu Akka

          “Get Rid of your blind hatred for our dear leader Mahinda”

          “Dear leader” sounds familiar.

          North Korea’s ‘Dear Leader’ was Kim Jong-il.

          Good

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      Sudu P????:
      If ever the saying that,”The last resort of the scoundrel is patriotism” is appropriate, here it is!

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    Time and time again Jansz has been proved that she’s nothing but a insidious liar. First she claimed she resigned when in fact she was sacked and booted out unceremoniously. A total liar to the end. Now Jansz can go and bend “Unbowed & Unafraid” to all the NGO dollar crows. Good Riddance!!.

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      No matter she was sacked or she herself resigned – she will even continue her writing better. Recently, if she did not reveal the matter related to GR – and their corrupted events – people would not have been informed about the degree of them. You guys seem to bend your heads to any leader or henchmen who continue supporting all kind of corruption or abuses seen in the country today.

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    JP…It is not FJ the liar but Asanga. FJ told him initially that her work should be independent and he agreed to it. She also said if she is not given that right, it’s better for her to resign, but he assured her he will leave her alone to do her work. Later only he brought up these issues as not for her to write anything against MR family and went against his own words. Don’t be dumb enough not to think that this is also another pre planned drama. Yes now the power and might is the norm and not the justice or equal rights, but wait see who else will be booted out unceremoniously by public and who will have the last laugh.

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      I can confirm what Sanjiva says because at the time that Asanga Seneviratne was rumoured to be taking over The Sunday Leader, I expressed my fears that “Unbowed and Unafraid” would cease to be the reality at the paper. She assured me that she had been promised that it would not be the case. She went on to tell me that she would be the first “to walk” if that happened and that I would be the first to know. She lived up to her word on both counts.
      Nobody is perfect but Frederica Jansz has displayed more b…s than all the men abusing her can hope to possess in this world or the next! As for the other actors in this little melodrama, their actions speak far louder than anything they can say!

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    According to many anti government people Mahinda’s government is corrupt and the political parties of their choice are squeaky clean. What a set of jokers . Who are the JVPrs bunch of nitwits from the bottom of the barrell. UNPers are decent people at least most of them . Mahinda is a gentle politician that people respect . He and Ranil are both decent people though they are on the opposing sides . As for the JVP you will
    Never capture power in SriLanka for you are a lot of baboons just like our Frederica Nangi with her big mouth and ultimately she put her foot in her
    Mouth. Ha ha ha ha Love you all! Sudu Akka

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      Sudu akke you be suffering from halucination.Both Mahindfa and ranil are bad.

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        It is all because that Mervin HAS NOT PAID any attention TO SUDU AKKA OVER THE YEARS now Sudu Akka is suffering from mild sort of demencia. Surprisingly, she has forgotten THE ESSENCE OF THE MOMENT WHICH is people ´s suffering today without lawlessness. She seems to be either blood related to MR or just an another STUPID symapthizer OF THEM- alone the manner that her comments, give us all that she would never go against RAJAPAKSHES. All we can do is to wish her GOOD LUCK.

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      Sudu Akka says:

      “Mahinda is a gentle politician that people respect.”

      Gentle meaning:

      1. Considerate or kindly in disposition; amiable and tender.
      2. Not harsh or severe; mild and soft: a gentle scolding; a gentle tapping at the window.
      3. Easily managed or handled; docile: a gentle horse.
      4. Not steep or sudden; gradual: a gentle incline.
      5.
      a. Of good family; wellborn: a child of gentle birth.
      b. Suited to one of good breeding; refined and polite: a gentle greeting to a stranger.
      6. Archaic Noble; chivalrous: a gentle knight.

      Which of the above would you tick?

      “people respect”

      Why? For killing thousands of innocent Tamil civilians and keeping the Sinhalese civilian in constant fear???

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    There is no Sunday Leader without Ms Fredrica J. I shall not buy the paper in the future. Readers. please follow suit.

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    Is this some joke?
    This is the worst news our motherland has heard since
    Lasantha Wickrematunge’s death and Lasantha was the love of Media Freedom and Human Rights Life in Sri Lanka.
    The Sunday Leader THE ONLY INDEPENDENT Newspaper to EVER grace Sri Lanka paid its biggest price for freedom of expression and human rights by sacrifising its founding editor.
    Lasantha embodied the Leader and was always hailed by all as South Asia’s greatest journalist.
    And it seemed only Jansz was able to keep his heroic work going.
    Lasantha embodied dignity and campaigned for human rights his whole life and Sri Lanka lost a voice of truth.But now all im thinking is
    what did he die for then?

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