20 September, 2018

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Gota A Karma Chameleon

“A real man will be honest no matter how painful truth is. A coward hides behind lies and deceit ” ~ Anonymous

Gotabaya Rajapaksa the former Ministry of Defence Secretary under his elder brother Minister of Defence, Mahinda Rajapaksa has finally come out of the closet. In a public interview widely circulated, Gotabaya ventures into a realm quite out of the ordinary. Economics of a Nation, and his plans to take Sri Lanka into the first world. The interview was well managed by his script writer and cameraman.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The interview was an obvious ploy to shunt Gotabaya as a pragmatic economist, well versed in how a nation’s macro economy is run and so fashioned to deviate his hitherto public image of a military strongman. This left many a viewer bemused.The camera was panned only to show a head shot so as to conceal the written script from which he was paraphrasing. His delivery was slow and contrived, akin to an economist sharing his knowledge with first year university students. The package included sparsely thrown words such as GDP, Low incomes, attracting knowledge and larger intake into Universities. Viyathmaga, his claim to garnering intellectual capital to pitch for Presidency in year 2020, has yet to name the team that is advising him.

Be that as it may, Gotabaya has other hurdles to clear before he could dream of becoming a Presidential candidate let alone holding any public office in the future. In a well researched and exhaustive article Nirmala Kannangara brings to focus the twin investigations of the Criminal Investigations Department into the abduction, assault and torture of Keith Noyahr in 2008 and of course the brutal murder of The Sunday Leader Editor, Lasantha Wickramatunge in 2009. The Daily Mirror of 10.05.2018 carries the article in full.( read here)

Readers attention is drawn to the facts enumerated in the article. They are from reports to Mt Lavinia Courts by the investigators and thereby they are necessarily public documents. It is an established fact that the Army Intelligence was behind the abduction, assault and torture of Keith Noyahr and the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge. It is established that Kandegedara Piyawansa was the person who used Pitchai Jesudasan’s Identity Card to obtain five SIM cards which were used for these operations. It is an established fact that Pitchai Jesudasan died in remand. It is an established fact a motor cycle was dug out from a marsh nearby the murder scene of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge on an anonymous tip off received by IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne. It is an established fact that the two young tamil youth who were riding this very same motor cycle were abducted in an army style operation in the north and their charred bodies were later identified by the Criminal Investigations Department.It is an established fact that Kandegedara Piyawansa was promoted, paid his monthly salary and even given loans whilst in remand. It is an established fact that Piyawansa was exonerated in a higher court during Mahinda Rajapaksa reign, with UNP lawyer and human rights activist J.C Weliamuna appearing for him. It is an established fact that the note book of Lasantha Wickrematunge had the false numbers of plates of the motor cycles that followed him noted and was taken away by SI Sugathapala who handed it over to SP Adikari who in turn handed it over to DIG Nanayakkara on instructions from IGP Wickremaratne. It is an established fact that the original notes in this connection were removed/replaced on similar instructions. The policemen involved are presently in remand.

The then Ministry of Defence Secretary says that most of the revelations now elicited by the CID stems from the initial findings made by the TID, during his time. He lies. The SIM cards and the resultant findings were found out by two Policemen from Mt Lavinia Police who did the initial inquiries painstakingly and made notes and copies to Court. These could not be destroyed. Piyawansa was arrested after Jesudasan’s statement at a similar time. DIG Wakishta was a known Gotabaya acolyte and was part of the cover up. What is he doing in Germany? Germany was a country some of the perpetrators of these crimes were sent on Diplomatic appointments, presumably as a reward.

Readers may recall that Lal, the brother of Lasantha Wickrematunge, made public that the former President had informed him on three occasions that it was Gen. Sarath Fonseka that killed his brother. This is a public record. It may be pertinent to recall that the late Lasantha’s brother Lal, sent a letter to this effect through Uvindu Kurukulasuriya to Chairman UNHRC Navi Pillai in London. ( See here). Gen Fonseka too went public on this and his interview is worth listening to. ( See here)

Now, it would be of importance to hark back to a time when President Mahinda Rajapaksa was running for office after the war ended and his brother was the reigning
Ministry of Defence’ Secretary. Recall that Gen Fonseka was dragged by his feet after he lost to Mahinda? Remember the puerile cases that were filed and the resultant remanding of Gen. Fonseka?

Why on earth did not the erstwhile Ministry of Defence’ Secretary Gotabaya charge Gen. Fonseka for the abduction, assault and torture of Keith Noyahr and the murder of
Lasantha Wickrematunge, if as he says now that most of the revelations unfolding before court were found out during his tenure? Mind boggling or is it Mens Rea?

The issues before the nation are more serious than it appears. Can someone who is a suspected of abduction, assault, torture and murder be presented before the people to run for President of a country? Or is such person seeking to become President of a country to save himself from such crimes? (by Suranimala Umagiliya)

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  • 41
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    When the murderer of Batalanda magnitude (as vouched for most notably by his PA) was/is presented to the country and it’s people as a leadership choice as against an alternate choice who was a leading member of the leadership team that saved the country from violent dismemberment by a ruthless terrorist group, what would you think the people do? Like Thajudeen, various avatars are expected to rise from their graves again and again during the next 18 months based on the evolution of the political trajectory. However there’s no hope for yamapalana junta and it’s backers of escaping a massively debilitating defeat in the next few election cycles.

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      We see this man’s Arrogant face again and again instead of disappearing into thin air is even dreaming of becoming the next President of SL . ALL BECAUSE OF YAMPALANAYA
      LEADERSHIP SILLYSENA AND THE SIDE KICK RW /PM.

      This Grave mistake had been done to the nation by none other than the above two SILLY MEN THE LEADERS OF SL GOVERNMENT.
      Face the consequences if this wretched man made the President or even to be chosen as a President elect will be a A DISGRACE TO THE COUNTRY AND TO THE PEOPLE OF SRILANKA WHO STILL REMAIN HONEST AND PATRIOTIC.

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        He finished the war.. what did you do?

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          your statement likened to profit without cash in business. Finishing war isn’t success so is profit without cash.

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          bumble bee; I was in the Army that finished the War!

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            And you are NOT the one who is addressed to!

            And by the way what are you doing in a anti SL web site? The Last time I checked CT’s friend, Sooka has compiled a report alleging everyone involved in combat operations against LTTE as war criminals. So what are you doing here? According to your friends in CT, you are a war criminal

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          Wrong, he was one of many who worked to finish the war.

      • 0
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        Remember – majority of this country are not blind idiots like you – they know who urrent mescould save this country from current mess

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      They have now been abusing the villagers as had been before.

      They the vicious JO men articulate it as there is no other but GOTA will be their next Candidate.
      There will be no future for this country if we would let GOTA or the like canibalist to return to power.
      Please wake up. never let this bugger to return to any kind of politcs.

      Entire civil society groups should rally round to put him jail for all the high crimes he himself has carried out .. as a secretary of defence. Alone Walikada if proved, the guy can stay over 20 years in Jail.
      All these we have to consider.

      This man is absolutely no go… his criminal energies would not cease anywhere.

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        You blind idiot – in your opinion who else we should select as our leader – Ranil, ????
        only deaf and blind will think so

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      Helass

      “When the murderer of Batalanda magnitude (as vouched for most notably by his PA) was/is presented to the country and it’s people as a leadership choice as against an alternate choice “

      The alternative choice is the robber baron and the mass murderer.

      “However there’s no hope for yamapalana junta and it’s backers of escaping a massively debilitating defeat in the next few election cycles.”

      Have you switched your day job of being a full time racist, seasonal arsonist and looter to being full time Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena to Dr Mahinda (LLD + 3 X PhD)?

      Good, you need something to do.

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      Helass

      “When the murderer of Batalanda magnitude (as vouched for most notably by his PA) was/is presented to the country and it’s people as a leadership choice as against an alternate choice “

      The alternative choice is the robber baron and the mass murderer.

      “However there’s no hope for yamapalana junta and it’s backers of escaping a massively debilitating defeat in the next few election cycles.”

      Have you switched your day job of being a full time racist, seasonal arsonist and looter to being full time Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena to Dr Mahinda (LLD + 3 X PhD)?

      Good, you found a profession that suits you well, you need something to do rather than idling 24/7/52 awaiting next riot/war.

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      Hela, you should be an another PUthathalam Buruwa not to get it.

      We are fine with the current govt than any facist style Rajapakshe governance. Whatever naming you guys would put it … you guys are the main reason the kind of men to allow hoodwinking the people.
      Not just some percent but over 90% of lanken institutes are highly corrupted. There is no exception with the prez secretariat.
      But if you have got a brain the size of a mustard seed you would see it, in today s context, even president s men are caught.

      Was that the case under MAHARAJA and his 40 thieves ? Even if there are lot more to change with the current ruling, former so called regime is what we have to stand vehimently against.
      They abused their chance as no other, even if the ballige puthas have the audacity come forawrd and ask for a mandate again.
      Either current or any other free and independent canddiate to be given the mandate is what to be happened next. That should be given the first priority by making the grass eating folks very aware.. by feeding them with facts.

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        Machan Simon, I can understand the helplessness and the resultant anger due to the oncoming tsunami that will sweep away your buddies to the history’s cesspit. Don’t read too much into the recent arrest. It is part of a fight between the two power centers, the presidency and the prime minister. But what it tells the ordinary folk is that both MS & RW are robber barons presiding over a gang of thieves who have no inhibitions because they have no hope in clinging onto power for long. More motivation for voters to chase these incompetent thieves.

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          Helass

          “Machan Simon, I can understand the helplessness and the resultant anger due to the oncoming tsunami that will sweep away your buddies to the history’s cesspit.”

          The word tsunami alone will make a few horas very happy. I am not sure if the hora would share his loot with you.

          I see your desperation. Are you hoping to save thieving clan from charges of grand theft and massive war crimes? Poor crooks, this time around VP is not around to win elections for the war criminals.

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        If you seriously think this government is better than MR gov, continue like this :)

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          SACH, you seriously need to spend some time in rehab in a mental institution. Completely out of whack statements by a demented mind. Let me know if you need any assistance in getting warded- I will be sooooo happy to assist and protect CT readers from the BS you write.

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      So what really happened to brother Thajudeen?

      Looks like Ranil and Sillysena are playing with his dead body. In Muslim tradition you don’t exhume bodies once buried. They did that too. Thajudeen and family have siffered maximum insult under Rajafusksa and Ranil governments.

      No justice in sight!

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      Helass

      You should watch this clip:

      Sri Lanka Abduction Island – Aljazeera
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=288&v=oXhYqGYOBfg

      Sri Lanka: Abduction Island
      Once a weapon of war, abductions are still happening in Sri Lanka. Is there justice for the nation’s disappeared?
      10 May 2018
      https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2018/05/sri-lanka-abduction-island-180510041107399.html

      Tell us if this documentary is also faked by Channel 4.

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        oh my gad,,al jazeera makes bad videos about SL…so who the F care?

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          sach the stupid half psychopath

          “oh my gad,,al jazeera makes bad videos about SL…so who the F care?”

          You do care don’t you?
          Else why are you here typing unable to control thoughts, words and actions.
          .

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      The shocking documentary over Sri Lankan Abduction released today . The scene of abduction remind us the White Van horror..
      Sri Lanka Abduction Island – Watch it ;

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXhYqGYOBfg

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      You want a genocidal war criminal and MIG thief to run the country. For you LTTE is terrorist group. For Tamils Sri Lankan state is a terrorist outfit

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        Dilhan, are you saying LTTE = Tamils?

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        Then calmly F out of SL!
        What is his theft at MIG? Do you at least understand it? Ask your government to bring charges

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          Sacha these Fu.. idiots are cardboard, keyboard warriors – talk about this and that as if they have analysed them thoroughly – idiots who never understood the operation of Avengard was making a big fuss about it – but now nobody talk

    • 1
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      Srilankan Politics and the Politicians are just from the storyline similar to ” Indian Soap opera” Or the Indian Teledramas.
      No real truth or seriousness needed to rule a Nation.
      Nation of Teledrama drama Queens. Nothing else.
      How do we trust these people.
      From the President to PM.
      Thugs, Rogues , Murderers , Bogus Spiritual leaders with no convictions, all in the name of Ruling the nation.
      Utter waste of time and waste of resources.
      Called by law ( FCID) imprisoned for few days , then out again, then back in the Parliament as Ministers , MPs, and Chiefs of this and that welcomed back again by the Prezident and the PM!!
      God what is this?? How to compare these dramas in our Parliament other than this stupid
      TELEDRAMAS ENTERTAINING THE AUDIENCE CLOWNS OF SRILANKA.
      HURRAY FOR PRESIDENT AND OUR PM.

      SHAME! SHAME !

      SRILANKA IS DOOMED.

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    There is lot of Protestant noise these days. Is it a result of Mahinda Rajapakse colelcting political donations in south Korea from the South Korean Evengelist church. I think they were interested in sending tourists to both Mecca/Medina and Rome because they are business people. Mahinda Rajapakse will organize trips to Dambadiva.

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      This man has a protestant obsession, an evangelical mania, anglican phobia and catholic panic. Please receive inner healing for memories of severe trauma

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        Citizen,
        You have left out Sampath Bank hysteria.

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        As the name ‘Softy’ suggests, he is soft in the head. Jim needs to see a doctor who will tap both his temples (not the religious ones) to make sure there is matter between his ears. He is a pagan who hates anything to do with religions other than the one his parents mistakenly and foolishly initiated him into.

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    And now for the comments in true koheda anne ? Malle Pol style. Aimed and distracting the gullible from the facts contained in this article. This is truly a land like no other where those with not an iota of a concience can support and promote an individual like Gota for anything. The only place for him is a jail cell. Whether it is a Sri Lankan one or a USA one poses an interesting question.

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      Sorry we are not sending our war heroes to jails to satisfy sadistic revenge of LTTE supporters

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    Facts are stubborn. Let Dittadharma vedhaniya karma take over. as we do not see rule of law in our country.

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    He is the best candidate for Presidency who will rule with discipline, authority & well being of its citizens. You don’t need to be an economist as one would have erstwhile advisers briefing them regularly.

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      In fact, he is being financed by China via guidance by Moragoda –
      the latter hoping to a Listed MP or even the PM next! The visits
      to villages is being cunningly worked out to present Gota as a
      warrior of The Sinhala Kingdom.
      The Sinhala intelligentsia is not concerned – the nature of our
      culture?

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        so why does this Tamil have Punchi nilame as his name?

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      Flanker

      “You don’t need to be an economist as one would have erstwhile advisers briefing them regularly.”

      As you know one would also have white van to terrorize the entire population while his siblings loot the state coffer and his goons run riot and his torturers will be too busy exploring anuses with hot iron rods.

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      And these buggers thought law graduate, RW would be an economic expert making SL an economic miracle! And of course that Economist Harsha proved to be a number one Puttalam buruwa

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    “Recall that Gen Fonseka was dragged by his feet after he lost to Mahinda? Remember the puerile cases that were filed and the resultant remanding of Gen. Fonseka?

    Why on earth did not the erstwhile Ministry of Defence’ Secretary Gotabaya charge Gen. Fonseka for the abduction, assault and torture of Keith Noyahr and the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge, if as he says now that most of the revelations unfolding before court were found out during his tenure? Mind boggling or is it Mens Rea?”

    That says it all.

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    That family has it all
    A psycho dictator, a cold blooded murderer, a master thief, a woman ready to explode with conceit, a dud, a card board sailor and an ahaskooru rocket scientist.
    Followed by a buruwanse, halagemba, gonmanpila, goo-nawardana, bbs facist, and a ship load of hangerons and arse lickers to match.

    The only thing gota knows about economics is how to steal and fill his pockets….

    To think that these assholes can even think about aspiring for power instead of facing a firing squad makes this country indeed the “biggest wonder of asia”.

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      Lasith:-
      “That family has it all”….
      Even an American Citizen who aspires to be the President of Sri Lanka!!

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        Rationalist, do you think that Trump is Supporting This man’s Candidature?

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          Hamlet

          The important question is “are the Hindians supporting Dr Gota’s candidacy at the next elections. I found Dr Gota was making conciliatory noises towards Hindia about two months ago.

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      Lasith
      What you described about this family is 100% true and this truth was the reason for people to break the barriers to remove the regime from the power. The people believed that the legal process will send them completely out of Srilankan politics. But the silence of those politicians who came to power is not understandable. Even during the local government elections, they never brought the issues about the corruption under previous regime, the unlawful murders during that period, the brutal attack on journalists and so on. Why? Even after they are loosing the elections, they are not talking about those crimes? Why? There should be something . What is that? Any super powers block it? Any supreme internal powers (Mahanayakes?) block it? I don’t understand this!

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        Because fking idiot, Rajapaksas are massively popular and made popular by your anti SL government. The buggers know if they took revenge from the war winning leadership of SL, the people would not keep quiet.

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      If people to bring Gota back to the lanken politics..

      Then best choice would be JVPrs.

      JVPrs are far better than AGGRESSIVE MEN of Rajapakshe nature.

      I have no doubt, the rulers would at once put th eman in jails shortly before their campainging.
      For that matter only, they have kept collected the evidence against Gota.
      Not just once, dozens of allegations some with prima facie evidence to conclude that Gota was the one to have committed them.. are in that bunch of files.

      Please wait and see what would be the next step.. TO Rajapkshe hoodwinkers.

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        Do not think about Gonibillas in current JVP leadership – they are born traitors – nobody in the world will consider them as good leaders and of course srilankan voters had shown them several times what their place in the country’s politics – this country do not need talkers but tough leaders

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      Lasith,

      they have that in their blood.

      I heard Yoshita saying on a YOU TUBE video to have earned two degrees while being out of the country… and he is too a PhD candidate.
      As I know without any klind of basice degrees completed, you cant become a PhD candidate anywhere in the world with exception the candidate is genius.
      But the medi amen that licked the balls of Rajapkshe family seem to have the audacity to come with eh bunch of lies.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXk1NNztbeM&lc=z22xjrpg4kiwwx3ri04t1aokguy2xetg2ziqn0pkitwprk0h00410.1525928762983271

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      Lasith, I could not agree with you more.

      YOU HAVE ARTICULATED IT AS NO OTHER
      But the ridiculous truth is going by SOCIAL MEDIA comments, every second is fooled by Raja manthra.

      UNP, JVP, Nangananda and all together with CIVIL society groups, they should come together and keep the grass root level informed by feeding them with FACTS but facts.
      Then only we can see THE VICIOUS family will be out of lanken politics.
      Nobody even sadists promoters would love HIGHER criminals of Rajaakpskeh nature be back in lanken politics to lead the nation.

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      Hasith, an excellent short piece that says it all. Nothing more needs to be said.

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      Your educated and laughably intelligent UNP is in power. Prove these charges, they are getting really old.

      Meanwhile CT is a really good place to investigate UNP dysfunctional brain. When JR was in power, supported the likes of Mathews who brought thuggish political culture into SL. UNP was instrumental in violence against Tamils in 80s. And when their own actions lead to a brutal war in SL and when Rajapaksa government ended the war and ended the misery in SL, you UNPers call him buruwas, murderer, dictator…so my UNP gon friend what really is your attitude?

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      lasith

      “A psycho dictator, a cold blooded murderer, a master thief, a woman ready to explode with conceit, a dud, a card board sailor and an ahaskooru rocket scientist.”

      good one.I nearly died laughing especially your description of the sons.

      did you make a mistake when describing namal?he is after all a lowyer.

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    Who cares about Umagiliya’s smelly vomit? Hasn’t CT got something better to publish?

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    Lasith there is no better way to state facts the way you had put across but retarded Lankan public do not care about facts.Just reading this article I was wandering about the length and depth of the dysfunctional Law and Order ( it is the same or worse with the rest too). The number of government officials at all levels involved, the people in the higher ranks, the police, intelligence, courts, the cover ups ,murdering innocent victims to cover up, fraud and the worst is the forgone conclusion that justice will never be served and culprits will re-emerge in their new avatar as leaders and officials again.Pathetic is not enough a word to express this situation.Lanka has taken a path to hell where there is no point of return.Enjoy the ride citizenry while you are at it.

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    Helass

    “When the murderer of Batalanda magnitude (as vouched for most notably by his PA) was/is presented to the country and it’s people as a leadership choice as against an alternate choice “

    The alternative choice is the robber baron and the mass murderer.

    “However there’s no hope for yamapalana junta and it’s backers of escaping a massively debilitating defeat in the next few election cycles.”

    Have you switched your day job of being a full time racist, seasonal arsonist and looter to being full time Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena to Dr Mahinda (LLD + 3 X PhD)?

    Good, you found a profession that suits you well, you need something to do rather than idling 24/7/52 awaiting next riot/war.

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      When investigations reveal about one man, the other man attacks him or her saying what their have to tell about their crimes. Most of the time, they go out of the focus and that way they can avoid explain the truth but thruth.
      We dont care about Batalanda or Rajapakshe crimes, we only want all various crimes to be investigated and punished them accordingly as soon as possible. Basta.

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        Simon De Silva

        Between you and me why do you think Dr Gota is desperate to become the next president?
        Why do his b***s carriers such honourable people as Helaas, somass, such,… desperately want him to win?
        Why do you desperately want to stop the former national hangman?
        What is in it for Dr Gota’s b***s carriers?

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    Evil dictators are taboo, but where there is no leadership decisions and actions but floaters along wanting thrones they cannot rule from or unrealistic and obsessed dreamers thinking they will rule another 20 years, we need leadership to get our jobs done today. So where can this desperate nation turn away from the bogus parliamentary circus playing musical chairs, and forever reshuffling so that nobody gets a chance to do any job. It may help to stop Samurdi robbers from going too far, but why cannot we put in checks and balances. The answer is clear that all want loopholes to rob. So we are forced to depend on murderers and robbers and why not have an evil dictator doing some good for the nation as well, while robbing like every one else. GR, please put all SAITM to your own KDU also

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    NV
    Of all people being a staunch supporter of the arch terrorist how can you participate in this debate?
    Let your mass murderer and the Batalanda torturer take it to the people in 2020 for them to decide. Why shiver at the thought of the competition. It will be a 100% democratic election. All necessary wherewithal like CT , hundreds of them, billions of diaspora money are at your disposal. Your camp has already started the campaign.
    Soma

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      somass

      “Let your mass murderer and the Batalanda torturer take it to the people in 2020 for them to decide.”

      Mass murderers are your people including the psychopath VP and Dr Gota. Why don’t you check your DNA?
      You do not need to wait for another 2 pr more years. All what you have to is very
      simple. Just travel back in time, review events that happened between 2005 and 2015.
      “Why shiver at the thought of the competition.”

      Why do you think people have to fear at the thought of election? As a card carrying fascist you are worried in case if people refused to fear, obey, panic, confuse, ……….. even if they are subjected to all forms of human rights violation in the next regime. Tyrants, despots, dictators, autocrat, monocrat, absolute rule, oppressor, absolutist, totalitarian, authoritarian, ………………… love their subjects to be in constant fear and pain.

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      You can play the diaapora blame game all you want to, but we the people, who really love this country, shiver because we have no suitable leader to vote for. Ofcourse for race/religion oriented morons GR might be a big deal but for the rest of us he is in the same cesspit as sillysena & ranil. WE HAVE NO HONEST LEADERS and GR is definitely one of the worst of the lot. Simply because if you know him, you’ll also know that he doesn’t like letting go of power. THAT’S A VERY BAD QUALITY FOR A PRESIDENT. And the other thing that’s gonna happen is GR starting a race/religious war to stay in power, simply coz our rulers don’t know/have forgotten how to rule during times of peace. They are used to ruling in a war type situations where the entire country is under a state of emergency, therefore laws can be bent and broken at will. So NO! GR is not the answer. He never was the answer to anything. If you think sending a person with dictatorial attitudes to the presidential seat is a great idea, think again. I for one don’t want my Sri Lanka to be under the military boot. Freedom and democracy are things you’ll only appreciate once they are taken away from you.

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    somass

    “Let your mass murderer and the Batalanda torturer take it to the people in 2020 for them to decide.”

    Mass murderers are your people including the psychopath VP and Dr Gota. Why don’t you check your DNA?
    You do not need to wait for another 2 pr more years. All what you have to is very
    simple. Just travel back in time, review events that happened between 2005 and 2015.
    “Why shiver at the thought of the competition.”

    Why do you think people have to fear at the thought of election? As a card carrying fascist you are worried in case if people refused to fear, obey, panic, confuse, ……….. even if they are subjected to all forms of human rights violation in the next regime. Tyrants, despots, dictators, autocrat, monocrat, absolute rule, oppressor, absolutist, totalitarian, authoritarian, ………………… love their subjects to be in constant fear and pain.

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    At least GR is trying to project something worthwhile in trial and error economics in spite of his past record of militarization. Perhaps he could tie up with relevant intellectuals to build up, now that he has experienced the futility of murder and robbery. The potential for strong leadership is vital now, rather a matter of life and death, as we are frustrated with the current dissolved spines which even snakes, birds, frogs possess. When can this dead lethargic stagnation flow again for SL. When will this overwhelming money mania of the medical profession be satisfied to release justice on SAITM. When will uni. students complete studies, do jobs, live out their lives as human beings. When will Lawlessness which is the root of bribery and corruption, be eradicated. When will hatred cease?

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      NIM

      Are you being a naive spectator of human sacrifices in this island?

      ” The potential for strong leadership is vital now, rather a matter of life and death, “

      Are you willing to sacrifice yourself and your family at Gota’s altar for the good of the country as you think?

      When its comes to human sacrifice this island does not discriminate, has had experience since 1971.

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    Gota

    We Sri Lankans hate you

    You are so stupid, naive, vicious, corrupt, greedy, immoral and dumb individual

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      correction – We Ranil’ UNPers….

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      Chuti Doni

      I think the country loves him for the sole reason that he taught a a hard lesson the Demelas won’t forget. In the process he had made many millionaires out of the ordinary.

      Therefore they wish him well.
      I want the American to go back to his adopted country and be loyal to USA since
      he recited/pledged the following at his Naturalization of Allegiance to the United States of America ceremony:

      “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

      Have you noticed a difference, former American supported dictators found asylum in USA when they were toppled. In Gota’s case he came all the way from the Americas to subvert Democracy in this island.

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      You can not use the word “we Sri Lankans”. That may be your version and in fact I would recon at least 60% of the people need Gota in the power to make the country disciplined Without discipline there is no peace and progress.

      So when there is a Presidential election and if Gota comes to contest. you will understand from the results what stupid person you are, .

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    The news that never reached the press or media… most of the top Muslim businessmen – expo Lanka, multilac paints, gem merchants were threatened of abduction if they don’t pay hefty ransoms sum to the tune of 50 million and more, and one was killed as well .

    We can expect all that again

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    related Ms Bumwhite comment?
    During UNP regime since 1977 there was hundred thousands of youth was killed in South by JRJ, Ransinghe Premadasa -Ranil Wicks during 1988/89/90. These all extrajudicial killing were out of court and out on Human rights locally and internationally . The same period that Tamils were killed in inside prison by JRJ regime by at that time Ranil Wicks was in hard core members of inner Cabinet until 1977 to 1994?
    No charges had been put forwarded by USA, UK and EU nation ,because that reason the UNP was/is
    Pro -West “Liberal Democracy” and in case of politically leaders of UNP’s are stooge power behind by USA .
    By aim of re-colonialized Island to which is that bring back to USA-hegemony in globally that mission was undertaken by UNP leaders of RW and New UNP leader of MS since 2015 January 8th?
    Newly move of working of politics is NOT that norms of democracy, it has cleared by that UNP’s moving towards want to be remain in power without People’s Sovereignty year after 2020?
    Right to path of Democracy is unclear by majority votes of Island. Is that norms of the political democracy prevailing has come to an uncertainties in our soil?
    By making fabrication and concord stories by UNP want that popular leader of opposition put into jail before the 2020 next election? What a tragedy of democracy by hijack sovereignty right of PEOPLE by UNP’s current leadership?

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    Suranimala Umagiliya “Gota A Karma Chameleon”
    Karma a chameleon? Most certainly not!
    Gota is trying to merge his colours with the surroundings but no success in his own country or Lanka.
    Gota Economics?
    Remember the Avant Garde saga – loss borne by the taxpayer but the founder keeps the profits. Ostensibly to be used to ship hijacking. My my my foot!
    Changing LankanAirlines schedules to fly a puppy?
    Military training to undergrads? To school principals?
    Creation of KDU?
    The list is endless.

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    Suranimala Umagiliya keeps crying for three lives lost, and he blames them on someone he hates most. The three lives lost or disappeared he keeps mentioning were rich/powerful/influential, one or all three. Suranimala does not talk about the hundreds tortured and killed in the years of terror (Bheeshana Samaya), some responsible for those heinous acts are now in power in high places. Those who lost husbands/brothers /sons in those years of terror still cannot talk of those horrors without breaking down and crying, they prefer not to speak of them because it hurts too much, and there are no Suranimalas, Tisaranees, Vishwamithras and definitely no Sarath de Alwises or Shayamons to write to Colombo Telegraph on their behalf, what hypocrisy what rot!

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      Shyamon does not write about Ranil’s husband Gonawala Sunil as well…why is it jealousy?

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      wannihami

      “Suranimala does not talk about the hundreds tortured and killed in the years of terror (Bheeshana Samaya), some responsible for those heinous acts are now in power in high places.”

      You don’t seem or want to talk about the heinous crimes Lt Colonel Dr Gota committed when he was part of 6 men search and destroy team between 1987 and 1990 and when he was the Defense Secretary between 2005 and 2015.

      Your hypocrisy knows no bound.
      Is it because you too want to be a b***s carrier to a mass murderer who was also responsible for numerous mass graves including Matale pit. Well if don’t want to be his official b***s carrier you must be suffering from Alzheimer. It may be too late however no harm in trying Centella asiatica sambol on a daily basis.

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    If Gota is truly patriotic he should give up US citizenship now, why wait til the last moment?

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    LTTE Demala terrorists are shitting bricks when they think Gotabhaya Rajapakse could be the President of Sri Lanka. For obvious reasons they hate him. But he is the most adored person by Sinhala, Demala and Muslim ordinary folks because they managed to live in peace after suffering for three decades under LTTE terrorism.
    Dumb Sinhalayo who think that they have green blood running in their body should learn a lesson from Malaysia and take the right decision at the next Presidential election.

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      Eagle Blind Eye

      “LTTE Demala terrorists are shitting bricks when they think Gotabhaya Rajapakse could be the President of Sri Lanka.”

      Shitting bricks is quite dangerous, potential weapon system.
      Where are the LTTE Demala terrorists? If they are still around, Gota didn’t do his job properly. Hence the University of Colombo should strip him of his DSc and Mahinda of his LLD. If you want Gota as your president then of course prepare for secession.

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    Gotabaya is a crook and a murderer. If he becomes the President then it would be the end of all minorities and all religions other than Buddhism in this country. He is a dictator. First of all he should face his charges in a court of law and our present President should stop protecting him. If he is clean, as he claims let him prove it in a court of law. Once this is done he can become the President.

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      Buddhist; Our Present President, in His First Speech as President, promised the Rajapakses that He would keep them Safe!
      He cannot go back on that Now!

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    Why has the Writer failed to refer to the two Statements made by Ranil Wickramasinghe & Joseph Michael Perera in Parliament, saying that it is Sarath Fonseka, (under who’s command the Army Intelligence was at that time), who is responsible for the murder of Lasantha Wickramatunge. Is it because he wants to give the impression to the readers that it is Gotabhaya who is responsible for these murders?

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    Is your only life mission, discrediting Gotabhaya? If you have nothing else to do go f.ck yourself.

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      Kamala Wimalasinghe

      “If you have nothing else to do go f.ck yourself.”

      Perhaps the imaginary person whom your typing aimed at wants to stop Gota before he f.ck him, his family, his kith and kin, his friends, his fellow citizens, those who were born and bred in this island, ………………….

      “Is your only life mission, discrediting Gotabhaya?”

      Are you planning to be his future official b***s carrier?
      Good luck with your job prospect.

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    GR should be the next leader. And form the government without Badudeen the swine and SLMC swines.
    /
    Few days ago, a Muslim gave orders to bulldoze archaeological site in Vijithapura-Anuradhapura for a Muslim colony.

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      Johnny stupid baby

      “GR should be the next leader. And form the government without Badudeen the swine and SLMC swines.”

      Good idea.
      How do you propose to re-employ about 3 million who are now working almost like slaves in the medieval middle east?
      Any good idea?

      “Few days ago, a Muslim gave orders to bulldoze archaeological site in Vijithapura-Anuradhapura for a Muslim colony.”

      The entire island is virtually a colony for Kallathonies mostly from South India. Would Muslim colony make much difference?

      How about making Esperanto as the official language rather than an Indo Aryan imported and constructed international Sinhala language ?

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    Sinhala language must be the only official language in Sri Lanka. More than one official language creates tension between communities.

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      Oh really Johnny boy? I live in Canada and we have two official languages……..English and French. Do we have issues of this magnitude what you all have in Lanka? We don’t go around declaring war on the French. By the way how did a Buddhist gamaya like you end up with this name………..John?

      You should name yourself……..Saparamadu Banda Gamanayake Wicramarathana Perinbanayake Balla.

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      John with the pseudonym of a converter!

      Grow up man as a Srilankan with a bit of grey matter in your thick head.
      SL had been a Multicultural, Multi Religious , Multi linguists country from the day the ” Kallathonis “like you and others INFESTED SL for economical REASONS AND to escape PERSECUTION FROM MOGHULS, SIKHS , HINDUS , AND ALSO From BUDDHISM from the MOTHER INDIA.

      Our land belonged to Veddhas, Nagas and Yakkas only in the ancient Srilanka .

      So stop dreaming of your Sinhala land of Sinhala only.
      Read a bit of Ancient Srilankan history.

      Histories of a nation cannot be burnt overnight by the thugs of Sinhala police and Army and say this land belonged to Sinhala only. Just for example burning of the JAFFNA LIBRARY AND ITS MANUSCRIPTS OF A JAFFNA KINGDOM AND THE JAFFNA HINDUS EXISTENCE CANNOT BE ERASED BY THE ABOVE THUGS OF YOUR CALIBRE.
      The Jaffna Christians were converted long after that.
      They too were and are the origins of Srilanka/ North / South/ Eastand WEST.
      If you need more history ask me for more.
      Get that in your coconut head JOHN THE ILLITERATE THUG.

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    Gota still keeps his US citizenship because he has allegence to US not Sri Lanka. Shame on you Gota.

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    Mervyn Silva raised a good fine point the other day – Isn’t there anyone other than a Rajapakse to lead this country?

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    For a moment I do not wish to defend his criminal liabilities. But all the camera tricks and the show of being knowledgeable of subjects one has never been trained and thereby creating a different image is nothing new for this world. Lee Kuan Yew is graduate in law from Cambridge University. But he too frequently talked of economic indicators a subject which he had no formal education. Dissidents of Singapore made all kinds allegations whispering even of disappearances of persons. We in Sri Lanka must be brave to have our own standards. The mandate given by the people in Jan 8, 2015 to catch the culprits involved in crime and kleptocracy is long overdue and it must be implemented soon. But with our system, with people prone for money making, hook or by crook, is that possible even with all these judicature acts? May God help!

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    Crucify Gota today not tomorrow

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