21 September, 2019

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Gota Caught Lying In Interview

In a revealing interview published in today’s Daily Mirror, Sri Lankas Secretary of Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa was caught contradicting himself on two occasions, pertaining to the alleged assault of a Buddhist monk on the day of Poson Poya, and his power extending to the Police force.

Gotabaya - Secretary MOD

Gotabaya – Secretary MOD

The interviewer asks the Defence Secretary why the Police did not prevent the rally from taking in place, and while justifying the decision of the Police, Rajapaksa asks the Interviewer why he perceives the inception to be the rally, when there was a “buddhist monk assaulted”

The interviewer then asks Rajapaksa if the assault was true, to be met by a stoic answer by Rajapaksa who says the monk was intact assaulted.

Soon after, in the next question Rajapaksa is asked about the report of the Judicial Medical Officer regarding the assault of the monk, and Rajapaksa runs into a rant, backtracking from his previous “assault” stance.

He instead says that “there was an incident, it can be pushing” etc.

The main justification of the BBS rally and the subsequent anti- Muslim riot was the alleged assault of the monk.

However, highly placed sources in the Police and Law Enforrcement agencies told the Colombo Telegraph that there was no assault on the monk. The monk Ayagama Samitha had lied regarding his injuries and got himself admitted to the hospital. The Answer of Rajapaksa also indicates that no such assault took place.

A judicial Medical Officers report is mandatory in each assault case pending Police inquiry.

Further he asks the interviewer why Rajapaksa is blamed for the failiure of the Police. “But still why blame me? The Police doesn’t come under me, it’s a different Ministry in itself. Why am I blamed?” he first said.

Thereafter he details how he “instructed the IGP” and defends the actions of the Police during the riot.

Following are parts detailing his power extending to the Police.

Q The main reason is the culture of impunity these people seem to enjoy, isn’t it? They have been able to get away doing things that others could not?

No, that is wrong. There is certain action that law and order could take and I think the Police has taken action immediately. But still why blame me? The Police doesn’t come under me, it’s a different Ministry in itself. Why am I blamed?

Q So do you think the Police has failed in its duty?

No, I think that’s wrong. The Police has taken action at all times. The problem is that some people expect the Police to take action in different ways to different people.

“I was in Mihintale and the IGP and the Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order was also there. As soon as we got to know about this I knew it could escalate into something unwarranted because the area is a very sensitive one. Even in 2007 there was a similar tension in this area. I immediately instructed the IGP to go to Aluthgama. I also requested the secretary of the Ministry of Law and Order to go there. The IGP on the same night immediately came to Aluthgama. Look at the action taken. That is why I cant see the reason as to why the people are blaming the Police. A senior DIG of the Western Province went there immediately, the STF was also brought in. That was the action taken by the Police, that was how they were able to contain the situation on that day.

The full interview is published on the web page of the newspaper has been blocked for comments. We publish below the interview in full and open it for comments

Interview By Hafeel Farisz

Sri Lanka’s Secretary of Defence  and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa in an exclusive interview based on the recent inter communal violence that engulfed the South Western region of the country, denied allegations that he was providing cover to “certain organisations”. He instead asserted that the purported Sinhala Buddhist organisations are not his creations. He further went on to state that “Muslim politicians and Opposition politicians” are to blame for creating the ‘myth’ that these organisations were his creation.

Q: To start off with, are you saddened by the recent inter communal violence in Sri Lanka, having suffered decades through a conflict on similar lines?

Yes, I definitely am because I am the first person and one who has worked very hard to bring stability to this country together with the President. I was in the forefront of defeating Terrorism from which we suffered for 30 long years.  Due to the correct approach and understanding having understood the weaknesses we suffered in the past, we were able to defeat it and usher an era of peace and stability. Following this, a window of opportunity opened up to bring benefits to the people of this country. That is the main thing. This government has done a lot of work to this end – development of infrastructure and ushering in a very conducive environment for development etc. I think we were on the correct path. We saw massive investments flowing into the country, and the increase of tourism among many other areas in which we have seen rapid progress. This is what the government can do – creating an environment for entrepreneurs and the private sector to take this opportunity to participate and help economic development. In the meantime we also saw rapid progress in all war affected areas in the North which included de-mining, re-settlement, infrastructure development, rehabilitation among others. Among all else we have brought in freedom and democracy to these areas that had not tasted such for a long time. We have done everything to bring stability throughout the country and to maintain the peace that we brought in after so much sacrifice. Once all this was stopped what we wanted was to get the maximum out of the stability that we have ushered in and from that point of view, I am very sad to have witnessed these incidents. They gave a very bad image to our country and it affected many people who had an image of Sri Lanka being a peaceful and stable country. We saw the international media projecting Sri Lanka in bad light and that is very sad. Even the timings of the incident have affected all of us because we have a great challenge from within certain sections of the  international community after the end of the war, a team to inquire has now been appointed by the Human Rights Council and we were working very hard with like minded countries to work with us and also to win their support. Therefore this is a very sad situation. This is why all citizens of Sri Lanka, irrespective of party politics, race and religion must come together and not forget the past. We must not forget the image that Sri Lanka projected before May 2009 and all you would have seen was violence, this is what we saw. We must not forget this past which was not very long ago. We must ask ourselves; do you want to go back to that era? Do you want the country to be projected to the world on the same angles as before?. We live in a global world and we have to depend on others, if you take tourism- no one would come to this country if the country was not perceived to be peaceful, would investors come to this country if there is no stability or peace? No. so we don’t want this kind of incidents ever taking place.

I can give you a personal example of how these incidents affect the image of this country. During the time of the incident the Foreign Minister of Singapore was on a private holiday in the same region during the violence.  Usually Singapore sends security personnel only to certain countries which they perceive to be violent. Sri Lanka is a country to which they do not send security personnel with their dignitaries, that’s the image that we had created. However, as soon as this incident happened the Security establishment in Singapore were worried and had wanted to send their personnel, but the Foreign Minister had said that there was no need because there was no imminent threat. He told me this during dinner at my house. But that’s the kind of effect these incidents have on the image of the country. So this is why I am sad of these incidents.

Q:  But are you surprised that this happened? The last time I interviewed you, we spoke about the Bodu Bala Sena, the hate speech targeting one community and so on. How are you surprised that this happened?

Yes, I am surprised. The people have to be responsible; we don’t have to resort to violence in any way to solve any problem. If it is terrorism then that’s a different issue and a militaristic approach must be taken. But when its an issues of this kind, we must have dialogue, discuss and negotiate, there are other means to address these issues. Why I am surprised is because we were just getting over a very dark period, where people were frightened to travel in a bus, where there were no investors, tourists or peace of mind. For two generations we went through this. Why do we forget this within such a short period? That is what surprises me. That is why I am surprised. I am not talking about one community or organisation. I am not blaming anybody; the blame game will not work. It is not one person or organisation that was responsible for the recent incidents. There were many parties who were responsible for this. This is why I am surprised. Everybody must act wisely now.

Q:  To get directly to the point, many parties have alleged and perceived you to be the fatherly figure that is providing cover and aiding and abetting Sinhala extremism. What is your connection with these fringe organisations which are perceived to be the catalyst for the recent spate of violence?

It’s a complete baseless allegation. It is insane to blame me out of all the people as the person who is seeking to destroy the peace and stability of this country. I am the first person who would want stability and peace in this country and the first to dispel any sort of disturbance to the peace of this country.

After the conflict ended I am sure many of the people of this country which included professionals, politicians and others were relaxing. That’s what they have to do. But I worked overtime, together with the Defense establishment we never relaxed. Soon after the end of the war we worked hard to ensure that peace sustains. That is why this country saw peace and stability all this while. There were so many attempts by the LTTE to regroup and destroy the peace in this country. We were able to prevent that. I also want to point out the irresponsible statements of certain politicians regarding intelligence personnel. It was through the intelligence operatives that we were able to keep the peace, it was they who brought in KP  who was leading and organising the international network of the LTTE. It was all due to the work of the intelligence agencies.  It was they who provided all the intelligence for successful operations sacrificing a lot for this country.

Unfortunately because of irresponsible acts of some people some of the intelligence personnel had to sacrifice their lives and I’m sure the country could remember that. These people are the ones who want to govern this country in the future, and if this is a calibre and mentality of the people who are attempting to govern, I don’t know what will happen to the security of this country. They have to be ashamed of themselves.  If you go through  a recent speech I made at the Kothelawala Defense Academy, you will see that I spoke of various potential threats to the country, and one of it was Islamic terrorism. I spoke of the possibility. Even at that time many Muslim politicians irresponsibly tried to blame me without understanding what I was talking about or the realities.

But despite this I have no need to create any organisation to counter any threat. That is not the way I work, that is not the way the Intelligence agencies or the government works. If there is a problem we have more than adequate resources to quell it. I don’t need to create organisations to do this. If we identify a threat we will counter it directly. Why should I create any other organisation? There are many other organizations today that are based on ethnic and religious lines. Is the BBS the only organisation that is based on these lines? No, there are Muslim and other religious organisations. It is the right of the people to create any organisation, this is a democratic country. Linking me is baseless. I know who put the blame on me. It is some of the Muslim politicians and some of the opposition members. They did this to appease the international community in order to discredit me and the government. Some other people used this to get the advantage of the Muslims. Its purely political. These people have to be more responsible. The only fact they use to blame me is a photograph of me visiting an opening ceremony of a centre. I was invited by a very respected monk who all politicians and others know Ven . Kirama Wimalajothi Thera. He is known to many including the Opposition Leader. He is a priest accepted and respected in society who has done yeoman service to the community. He invited me and that is why I went to this ceremony, and even during this ceremony, there were very respected priests, politicians and officials who were there. I don’t see anything wrong in attending this ceremony. From that day onwards they have been linking me. What other facts do they have? They have nothing else except this. I have never organised anything for them, in fact I have done everything possible to prevent some of the things that they wanted to do, take for instance the Pepiliyana incident.I spent the whole night there.

Q The main reason is the culture of impunity these people seem to enjoy, isn’t it? They have been able to get away doing things that others could not?

No, that is wrong. There is certain action that law and order could take and I think the Police has taken action immediately. But still why blame me? The Police doesn’t come under me, it’s a different Ministry in itself. Why am I blamed?

Q  So do you think the Police has failed in its duty?

No, I think that’s wrong. The Police has taken action at all times. The problem is that some people expect the Police to take action in different ways to different people. Take the example of the Bishop of Mannar Rayappu Joseph. Look at his actions and speeches. No one has called for his arrest have they? Why is the approach different? His speeches are detrimental to the country, detrimental to harmony. In his speeches he refers to the Army as a Sinhalese Army. So why aren’t the people calling for action against him? Then look at some of the Muslim leaders and the way they talk. Why don’t you ask the same question about them? When you take legal action, or action by the Police its very unfair to target one group or persons. The Police have taken action at all times even against the Buddhist groups, what extra action are you talking about?

Q There have been instances of churches being attacked before , instances of Mosques being attacked, then most importantly there has been repeated hate speech. What action have they taken?

It is not only about the Muslims.

Q It’s about the Minorities.

Look at the social media then, I am not defending the BBS. But I am defending the Police. What action can you take against hate speech?

Q  Why, the Prevention of Terrorism Act is very clear isn’t it?

No, I have discussed this with many lawyers. Its very difficult to identify what hate speech is. If there was such identification I would have taken action against Bishop Rayappu Joseph along time ago. You must also understand that when you take legal action, that action should not aggravate the situation. That is the most important thing. Its very easy to say- Take legal action. But see the difficulty the Police has. Lets leave out the BBS, Sihala Ravaya, Rayappu Joseph and Azath Salley. Take incidents of students. Today there are so many protests taking place daily in this country.

Look at the difficulty the Police has in preventing them. These are all legal, despite the disturbance to the public. What action can the Police take? Look at Rathupaswala, ultimately there were three deaths and the soldiers who went to protect the civilians are behind bars.

Q: Doesn’t all of this indicate isn’t there a failure in the system?

No, not at all. This happens all over the world, look at the United Kingdom. Only recently there were images of the Police baton charging and using dogs against civilians. There have been such instances even in the US. Countering this type of protest is not an easy thing. It’s easy to say but it’s difficult at times. The Police have their limitations. We should take action against people who do wrong but we cant go beyond it. There are laws regulations, we have to go to courts

Q:  Why didn’t the Police prevent this meeting or a rally of this sort from taking place, when it was obvious that the situation was tense and could lead to violence?

Yes, that can be viewed as a lapse on the part of the decision making. But again I asked this question from the Police and what they told me was that if they prevented the rally from taking place it could have led to a bigger and worse situation. But why are you starting from there?  Why not start from the beginning? On Poson Poya day a priest was assaulted.

Q: Was the priest actually assaulted?

Yes he was

Q: But there is no JMO report to that effect?

The JMO report is different, but what everybody is saying is that he was assaulted. Even pushing will not do big damage. The JMO can’t tell that. If there is a visible damage to the body then the JMO’s report will indicate it. But there need not be physical damage, right? An incident took place, and that happened on a very sensitive day to the Buddhists. Some incident involving a priest happened that day, isn’t it? That’s a fact. In the first place if that incident did not happen then nothing else would have happened, isn’t it? However, what you have to understand the action taken by the Police. I was in Mihintale and the IGP and the Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order was also there. As soon as we got to know about this I knew it could escalate into something unwarranted because the area is a very sensitive one. Even in 2007 there was a similar tension in this area. I immediately instructed the IGP to go to Aluthgama. I also requested the secretary of the Ministry of Law and Order to go there. The IGP on the same night immediately came to Aluthgama. Look at the action taken. That is why I cant see the reason as to why the people are blaming the Police. A senior DIG of the Western Province went there immediately, the STF was also brought in. That was the action taken by the Police, that was how they were able to contain the situation on that day.

Q: But a Cabinet Minister and your classmate, Dr. Rajitha Senarathne together with an Opposition politician who was on the ground Palitha Thewarapperuma very clearly said that this was planned. That these people were there with poles and had petrol cans. How did all this happen if the security was that tight?

Then you must blame both sides. Do you think both sides had planned it? All these things were found near mosques and near temples. Then the people of the area should have known before hand if this type of situation was happening. This is very irresponsible, be it a government Minister or an Opposition politician then they are wrong. They should have informed us. They are wrong and I’m not frightened to say that. Especially a government Minister shouldn’t say that when they don’t know the facts. This is cheap politics. Can’t you get a pole today? within five minutes can’t you find a pole?. Are they saying that both parties were ready with this?

Q: My question is why didn’t the Police take preventive action?

They took action. They were living with the people. But in a situation like this where you have to fight a mob it is not easy to control. This is what I’m saying. Look at all the situations, in Sri Lanka or elsewhere. Look at the Katunayake incident, Rathupuswela and Chilaw. It is unreasonable to blame it on only one side. I want to take you back to the incident of the ‘Grease Yaka’ when a Muslim person killed a Police constable whose wife was pregnant. Was there a backlash against the Muslim community? No. the Police worked hard to prevent it escalating into any sort of violence. Why talk of only this incident? It is very wrong to blame the Police. When that murder took place the Police did everything it could to prevent the situation from escalating. But when there is a situation of a mob running riot it is difficult and different. The same thing happened in Katunayake, Rathupaswela and Chilaw. There was nothing racial about it. In Dompe when a criminal died in Police custody and the entire Police station was burnt down. These were not ethnic or religious incidents were they? When it comes to certain situations it is not easy. This is where people who are instigating should be careful. They should not bring it to a situation like that. It happens all over the world. Its difficult for the Police to control. Also once an incident of this sort happens, various other elements get in- like looters. This blame game does not work. What is important is to stop creating situations of this type. This is why I said that we have to be very careful. I also must say that it is the President who has solutions to all these problems. He quelled terrorism and it is he who could solve problems of this sort. What I’m saying is if there are issues that affect the people, if the Sinhalese the President is the only person who could solve them. Everybody should present these problems and the President will solve it. Nobody else can solve them. You can shout and cry, you can fight on social media, but the problems will not be solved. The problems can only be solved by him.

Q: There is a sense of belief that Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s military mindset has usurped the Political project of the President. There have also been many writings appearing to this effect. Has your Military mindset usurped the Political mindset of the President?

I have nothing to do with the BBS. I am not at all involved in any of this. All this stems from baseless accusations, and I will always say that some Muslim politicians and Opposition politicians have wrongfully put the blame on me. The media also has done the same thing. What facts do they have to say that? Its very unfortunate that some people write these baseless factless articles, that is very wrong. Due to these writings the international media also believe them to be true. This is very wrong. The people who write these articles are insane. Why would the President want to damage the stability, why would he want to lose his vote base? Why would a leader want to create trouble in a country? its insane to think like that. I am the person who worked day and night, working hard to bring and keep stability in this country while they were sleeping and writing. They want to become heroes by writing this sort of nonsense. They write without any facts.I am not worried about them because they can’t do any good to this country. They are the people who have accused this country of not having media freedom, this is evidence of that freedom. But they misuse that freedom. I will give up this post if they can prove this. I will leave this post if they can prove that I have any connection with any of these organisations. I am not afraid to say that I am a Buddhist. I am not afraid to say that there are issues  that are harmful to the sentiments of the people. But I don’t condone violence. I don’t say that violence is the solution to this. I am not afraid to say that there are issues for the Sinhalese. Not only for the Sinhalese but even the Tamils have issues. If you specifically speak about the Muslim community  not only the Sinhalese Buddhists, but the Sinhalese Catholics also have certain issues with them. In Mannar  there are no Sinhalese but there are issues between the Muslims and the Tamil Catholics. What about the Tamils in Batticaloa? They have issues. What about the Catholics in Wattala and Ja-ela who have brought these issues to me. This is why I believe that we have to talk to the Muslims. I am currently conducting a wide ranging dialogue with them. Moderate Muslims have told me that they have issues with certain extreme elements of the Muslim community. They have told me about them. We are working with these moderates. I am not saying that there are Muslim terrorists in this country. The Indian intelligence agencies have told me that there is a possibility of Islamic Terrorism being based in Sri Lanka to act against India. However,  we investigated these concerns and found that there is no merit in these concerns or claims. Our intelligence agencies are very active on these issues. But there are certain instances which go beyond the Security forces and the Government.  The religious leaders must work together on them, they have to ensure that other communities sentiments are not harmed. I have worked on this throughout. I have met the Muslim community and religious leaders many times, our intelligence agencies have worked with them to prevent this sort of issue. This is not how the media should work, this aggravates the situation. It doesn’t help the country. I don’t see how such foolish, baseless articles could bring harmony to this country and society. This is not the way to do it. They should understand this and analyze this better. They should call for the elders and the leaders to come forward and find solutions.

Q:  It was reported that you have now instructed the security agencies to take a stand against hate on social media. To quote Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi, isn’t this an instance of closing the door after the horse has bolted the stable?

This is nothing new and I have just reinforced what I said before. It is very difficult to identify and locate these people on Facebook or Twitter because the servers are not in Sri Lanka. This is not something new. I wanted to re emphasise this and wanted it to stop which is why I said it again. Not only on this issue, look at the way they attack the President on social media. It’s not done in the right spirit or in a sensible manner, but our power is limited because we don’t have the technological capability to stop it. Its not easy. However, the people should rise up from this, the whole country has to come together to stop this. You must not leave this only to the Government or the forces. Society should stand up. Why am I blamed? This is purely done by people who are frighten of me coming to politics. They are frightened because I have proved myself be it in either Defense or Urban Development. These people who blame me are people who can’t work but can only talk. These are the people who are afraid of me. They are trying to tarnish my name, that is all there is to it.

Q:  Finally, will you be coming into politics?

( Laughs), If the President invites me I will definitely come and I assure you that I can do much better than many of these politicians currently holding office.

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    Mr. Secretary of Defense, please silent to the great speech from Geroge in US and learn some thing

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      Lying Para-Sinhala “Buddhist”, who leared from lying Monk-Mahanama.,

      “In a revealing interview published in today’s Daily Mirror, Sri Lankas Secretary of Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa was caught contradicting himself on two occasions, pertaining to the alleged assault of a Buddhist monk on the day of Poson Poya, and his power “extending to the Police force.

      Do Not believe liars, especially politicians and Sinhala Buddhists…

      Sinhala Buddhists are are worst of the Para-liars, despite Buddhas teachings.

      Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha!

      The Vedda Tribe

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

      Sinhala Buddhism- An Insult To The Buddha!

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

      By converting the philosophy into a religion, Buddhist monks, also converted the Buddha, into a ‘God’, and themselves, as his ‘Messengers’, who must be revered and worshiped; totally disregarding the Buddha’s words-

      “Believe nothing, in the faith of traditions,
      even though, they have been held in honor,
      for many generations, and in diverse places.

      Do not believe, a thing, because many people speak of it.
      Do not believe, in the faith, of the sages of the past.
      Do not believe, what you yourself have imagined,
      persuading yourself, that a God inspires you.

      Believe nothing, on the sole authority, of your masters and priests.
      After examination, believe what you yourself, have tested
      and found, to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.” The Buddha

      A case in point, as it is recorded nowhere, of the Buddha having said, is that alms must be offered to monks, in one’s home or at a temple, seven-days, three-months and one-year after a death, in one’s family.

      This practice perhaps, originated through a custom, followed by our ancestors, that has today become sine qua non, for Buddhists-

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        Amerasiri, please keep you rants short!

        In the land of Sinhala Modayas Politics in a Rajapaksa family business!

        Gota the goon cannot distinguish between BBS hate speech that causes deaths and looting, and the facts that Asath Salley and F. Rayappu Joseph state!

        Goon Gota is a MORON and a dud!

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          S. Modaya

          “Amerasiri, please keep you rants short!”

          Astronomers and scientists have been ranting since the days of Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler that the Earth moves around the Sun, and it took 350 years for the Church to accept that.

          When will the Para-Sinhalese Buddhists accept that the lies and imaginations of Para-Monk Mahanama are not correct?

          The paras are still being brainwashed,in the land of Native Veddah.

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        you sound to be filled with all bitterness in terms of ” para”.
        Can you pelase also share something else ?
        These Rajapakshes loot the nation, while you guys stick only to one area ( that is PARA here for exp). If tomorrow would be the days to take all the Rajas away from our sight, better it would be. I really hate this bunch of uneducated that have been elected by the poor to ruin the nation.

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        Amare, Every time this uneducated creature open his mouth he proves to the world that he is having a hollow head. Bugger doesn’t even know in an interview how to protect his mafia organization BBS Pvt Ltd (Thanks Lapatiya for a appropriate name).

        ‘Laughs – If the President invites me I will definitely come and I assure you that I can do much better than many of these politicians currently holding office’
        Yet again showing his Zero brain. This means this idiot admits that his Gon Brother is having worthless ministers around.

        A pukka ‘pissek’.

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      Did you mean listen?

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    In this same interview , he provide evdence of his involvement in present crisis. It is very clear and explain what roll he played. These are arrogant, childish answers and good for same minded people. As we have said earliar, BBS and Gota with help of other inteligent services are responsible for this. He dont want to take action against culprits, but he want to and going to take action against social media! what a joke!

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    This is not the first time his caught lying, including international media. Most of his interviews contradict with reality.

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      Worst is this man, GR, thinks he is telling the truth. GL Pereis lies every where he goes and he himself convinced he is saying the truth.. With the age, lot of Sinhalese become worst lairs irrespective of their educational background (Ex: Law professors or 7-11 shift operators)
      There is no worse lie than misunderstood truth.

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        AVB

        “Sinhalese become worst lairs irrespective of their educational background (Ex: Law professors or 7-11 shift operators) There is no worse lie than misunderstood truth. :

        They were taught to lie by the lying para-monk Mahanama.

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    a pathalogical liar as the rest of the Medamulan clan and ashamed to be a Singhalese.

    see what David Milband says about them.

    Then-UK foreign secretary David Miliband met with his Sri Lankan counterpart on April 29, 2009, while the army was carrying out its murderous operation. A leaked cable from the US embassy in Colombo to Washington quoted Miliband describing the Sri Lankan government as liars in its statements regarding the deaths and sufferings of civilians caught up in the war zone.

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      Matilda Ellepola,

      True. Hambantota clan members are crude, unskilled liars. Getting caught with their pants down each time.

      Their British counterparts such as Milliband & Cameron are sophisticated liars. Backed up by an army of deceitful spin doctors.

      Even LTTE die-ass-pora did not know what a hypocrite Milliband is until Wikileaks.

      Cheers!

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        Becoming liars is a systematic learning and to
        establish institutions to practice the learning
        with the blind knowledge of the general public
        is the best part of it!And another best is,
        creating an environment where world liars trying
        to beat each other with the utmost sophistication!
        And with so much ease!That’s why there are no
        permanent enemies or friends among them.And look
        they even created Gods to help them!!God bless
        the lies,lies and super super lies!

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    LMAO…I just read his interview. Daily Mirror of which the editor is none other than CHIMP-ika Boru-Liyana-Arachchi the other half of Chimpika of JHU, has disabled the COMMENTS on purpose so nothing bad is said about the Idiot, who is the Father figure of the BBS and was the father figure of the Grease Yaka’s. He mentions about the killing of ONE grease yaka by Muslims, BUT forgets HOW many grease yakas went running into the Police Stations after ATTACKS on Muslims.. He lays all the blame on the Muslims and goes to the extent of Saying Muslims have problems with the Catholics of Mannar, Wattala and Jaela. NOT smart Mr 7-11..

    How long did it take u to visit Aluthgama after all that carnage? Why did u tell the Muslims ( at the meeting u had with MODERATES who are threatened by YOU) to give in, if they have to have peace. Wasnt it YOU who through PAISA MUST APPA who threatened the owners of FASHION BUG at Nedimala to NOT persue with the COURT case involving the MONKS who lit and destroyed it saying He will face dire consequences and might have to close down all his branches..

    Look at the interview.. a few questions and LONG answers just to cover ur ass. YOU may fool the BBS and the GAMAYAS of SL, like YOU… but u cant fool ALL educated and moderate people of SL.. YES u should come into politics, try ur hand at it..see what happens… You will endure the same fate what Gaddafi and Saddam faced along with ur siblings… You claim that YOU were able to finish off teh LTTE…LMAO duh it was Sarath Fonseka who was the KEY Archietct.. and he is already credited with it.. YOU are claimgw hat u do NOT deserve. YOU were able to fix Fonseka COZ your BROTHER WAS IN POWER. The day will come you will have to run for your dear life…and its gonna happen sooner than later. Brace yourself coz its a BIG tidal wave that is coming to get you and ur siblings.. NO place in Earth is going to be safe fore YOU lot…

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      Snowden – Agree with you 100%. You comment is hilarious but full of facts.
      BORULiyana aracchi + BORUkiyana Aracchi both chimpanzees probably discussing how to BORU the public in a BURU andha.

      Why Wijaya Publications keeping this woman with them? She must join Rajpal Brothel-nayake or Hadu – Hudda at the SLBC.
      Gota the junk yard dog is again contradicted himself.
      Does he think the public is eating grass to believe his lies.
      Its an insult to the entire public.

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    he asks to prove his connection with bbs. 1, remember that gandassaras gon part at the high way exit drama at kottawa where the xucker blames the thambiyas who were not there. there the bugger shouts like an ass api aarakshaka lekam thumage rasweemata gihin ena gaman. 2, he went to declare open a forcibly taken building for bbs in galle which they lost after the owner got it back filing a case against it. 3 negligence of police action against bbs despite hundreds of atrocities caused to minorities

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    LMAO…I just read his interview. Daily Mirror of which the editor is none other than CHIMP-ika Boru-Liyana-Arachchi the other half of Chimpika of JHU, has disabled the COMMENTS on purpose so nothing bad is said about the Idiot, who is the Father figure of the BBS and was the father figure of the Grease Yaka’s. He mentions about the killing of ONE grease yaka by Muslims, BUT forgets HOW many grease yakas went running into the Police Stations after ATTACKS on Muslims.. He lays all the blame on the Muslims and goes to the extent of Saying Muslims have problems with the Catholics of Mannar, Wattala and Jaela. NOT smart Mr 7-11..

    How long did it take u to visit Aluthgama after all that carnage? Why did u tell the Muslims ( at the meeting u had with MODERATES who are threatened by YOU) to give in, if they have to have peace. Wasnt it YOU who through PAISA MUST APPA who threatened the owners of FASHION BUG at Nedimala to NOT persue with the COURT case involving the MONKS who lit and destroyed it saying He will face dire consequences and might have to close down all his branches..

    Look at the interview.. a few questions and LONG answers just to cover ur ass. YOU may fool the BBS and the GAMAYAS of SL, like YOU… but u cant fool ALL educated and moderate people of SL.. YES u should come into politics, try ur hand at it..see what happens… You will endure the same fate what Gaddafi and Saddam faced along with ur siblings… You claim that YOU were able to finish off the LTTE…LMAO duh it was Sarath Fonseka who was the KEY Architect.. and he is already credited with it.. YOU are claiming what u do NOT deserve. YOU were able to fix Fonseka COZ your BROTHER WAS IN POWER. The day will come you will have to run for your dear life…and its gonna happen sooner than later. Brace yourself coz its a BIG tidal wave that is coming to get you and ur siblings.. NO place in Earth is going to be safe fore YOU lot…

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    What an uneducated idiotic barefaced liar this Goat is. One day you and
    your actor brother MR will get what you deserve just like what VP and the
    boys got. VP, you and MR are all megalomaniacs and two sides of the same
    coin. Hope that all Tamils, Muslims, Christians and good Buddhists will come
    together to defeat this evil family.

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    The rajapaksa’s are so incompetent, they don’t have the intelligence to keep their lies straight. He has contradicted himself many times in the same interview. Much as he tries, we all know he is giving the orders, and then does not have the guts to admit to it. What a bunch of cowards and liars running this country.

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    You are the Sec. of Defence you idiot. The country was burning where were you. Your Bro was in Bolivia. What were you doing? Still not finished counting LTTE container loads of money?

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    It is interesting to know of this interview was conducted in singhalese or in English ?

    If it was in English, then the 7-11 Goat-A find its hard to lie in English and congradictory replies as happened with MA-RA with BBC hard talk and Al-Jezeera interviews.

    These sataka types can only lie in their mother tongue and what a disastor he have been now.

    The masses have only take a boat to Australia – there is no truth from their leaders and country is falling down like a pack of cards.

    shame.. !!!

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    Will Gota explain how a high powered “commission” including judiciary was/is unable to identify the perpetraters of the shooting deaths of 27 Welikada Prisoners – even with dozens of witnesses?
    Is this not a blatant attempt to exculpate STF and Police of this massacre?

    He now attempts same ‘whitewashing’ of what the STF/Police did/failed to do,during the recent anti-muslim riots.
    A simple ‘baton-charge’ of the looters and arsonists would have stopped the mayhem.
    This was the norm before this government came to power.

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    Someone give me a ring when he tells the truth LOL

    This isn’t news !

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    Why did the editor of the ‘Daily Mirror’ disable the comments section tied to the interview with Gota?

    No doubt he anticipated a tsunami of critical comments and awkward questions from readers about Gota’s answers and ‘explanations’.

    This alone speaks volumes about the political setup and the attitude of the mainstream media in this country.

    Dissent, criticism, accusation and exposure relating to the misdeeds of politicians, the bureaucracy and the security forces are absolutely not tolerated. After all, no one in the government can ever do any wrong!

    Now this is precisely the reason why we need a news medium like Colombo Telegraph with an open an free comments section tied to every article that is published. Whether right or wrong, citizens get an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings and share them with others without being gagged or any fear of reprisals!

    Without doubt, the feature that is primarily responsible for the popularity of CT is the inclusion of a comments section following every article, interview and news item.

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      well, the editor of the Daily Mirror is a female.. by the name of CHIMP-ika BORU LIYANA Aarachchi, also the bed fellow of Champika Ranawaka the JHU boss- She had to isable comments on Daily Mirror kust so she can tell GOAT-A..see I helped u .

      There is another article on BBS posted just now (comments disabled) asking the Police to arrest them IF they were involved in the Aluthgama riots.. ALL what the police need to do is to show Gandassara a video clip of his HATE speech where he says the name Dharga Town need to be changed, this is like Mullaivaikal and Aluthgamata ABA saranai and also be careful NOT to implicate Goat-A, cos he has said he has NOTHING to do with BBS… LMAO…

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    Liar, liar fence on fire, Big bro MR lied to International Media AL JAZEERA. Goat lied to all. lying is part of MaRa Buddhism. They are protecting Buddhism What a Joke.

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      Liar, liar, PANTS on fire.

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      in Goat-A’s case it is… Liar liar pants on fire… YES he will be like Hanuman, has to run away but to where I wonder…

      PAYBACK IS A BITCH !!!

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    What a public exposition of ignorance, arrogance
    and idiocy.

    Defence Secretary Gothabaya is on the defensive
    and is on a “countering mode.”

    Even there he has, whilst an investigation is
    under way, prejudged most matters. Here are
    a few:

    1. He says Police are not to blame. He is Defence
    Secretary and would have to defend them. But
    why rush to pass judgement when there are
    so many allegations that they did not act. Surely
    he could have waited till the investigations were
    over. This is a cover up.

    2. He rushes to say he has nothing to do with the Bodu
    Bala Sena. Now that hell has broken loose, he does
    not have the guts to admit. But how on earth can he
    say they were not responsible. Here again an investigation
    is under way by the CID and the Colombo Crimes Division
    (led by GR’s own hit man Senior DIG Anura Senanayke).
    Should he not wait for the outcome. This is a cover up.

    3. He says BBS priest Ven. Gnanasara’s speech cannot be
    considered hate speech. This is because he has consulted
    legal opinion. He says similar opinion was also sought when
    Rev Rayappu Joseph made some utterances. Who is the Defence
    Secretary to consult legal opinion? He can do so for his own
    personal reasons. But is it not the Police that has to consult
    the Attorney General’s Department after the investigations are
    concluded. By making those remarks, is he not trying to forestall
    any punitive action. This is a cover up.

    4. As Victor Ivan points out, it is because Gothabaya is Mahinda
    Rajapaksa’s brother, everyone will remain silent. He can do what
    he wants. So, what he is doing now is to deviously manipulate
    things to show what a caring angel he is. This is also a cover up.

    In conclusion, I would say justice and fairplay does not find a place
    in Gothabaya’s vocabulary. He is the king, He does what he wants. He says what he wants. If it is not by fair means, he resorts to foul methods. Wearing white on Poya Days will not wash his mountaneous
    since nor make him a bodhi satva. He is in the ranks of Slobodan Milosevic.

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      The Defence Secretary’s reference to Bishop Rayappu Joseph is full of prejudice and in bad faith. Apparently. Gothabaya Rajapakse has noted the Bishop for “future action” – a dangerous matter. What kind of vengeful, poor quality men we have running the front ranks of the Rajapakse government. This is the same man who was seen in the election platforms of an established drug-trafficker Duminda Silva – that itself a serious election and Public Service offence/s.

      Backlash

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    Psycho Gota was caught with his pants down. His wife came home to find him in bed with Gangasara.

    Thus the Satan BBS was born fathered by an insane ex 7-11 Summa fellow and its mother was a roadside tart with all typical characteristics one should have.

    Janus-faced, underhand, disingenuous Gota was bluffing, swallowing, jabbering big time.

    This deceitful double dealer must go.
    Lets send him ‘home’ forever.

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    Moooooosalya [Edited out]

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    Well, he has given his detractors a challenge. Prove he is connected with the violence. Then he will voluntarily step down.

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      Ha ha, he would rather burp & bump them off !

      (There is at least a worldwide noose specially designed for him the war criminal.)

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      Vibushana

      The moment he argued to pass the blame on the
      Muslim youth even for pushing(a lie)the monk
      he sides with the perpetrators for everybody
      to see.And,the accused three Muslims were
      taken by the police.An isolated,unorganized
      very personal incident.Why should there be a
      public meeting and and a cleric(already well
      published,terrorist labelled)screaming that
      “if you touch a Sinhala,that’s the end of all
      Marakkala through loudspeakers?”And then why
      top it up with a procession right into the
      heart of Muslim population?There’s an O I C,
      H Q I,A S P,S P,S S P,D I G,S D I G for the
      province,and how come none of these officers
      were unable to smell from their training and
      experience of the danger of letting loose and
      waiting to the worst to happen?Let him first
      take necessary steps to hold an inquiry against
      all the above said officers for failing to stop
      an imminent danger of ethnic cleansing that was
      going to start from Aluthgama-Beruwala and then
      the real culprit and accomplices will come out.
      It was one sided unprovoked and well publicized
      daylight racist crime that took off wit the
      permission of the police in the absence of the
      head of state.Impending danger was sensed by
      untrained figures like Azath Sally and the well
      trained perhaps “world best police” couldn’t?
      You still need proof to step down?Tell the
      public to bring 100,000.signatures to step down
      and you will get double that.That’s the proof.

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      @Vibhushana,

      If you read the Interview carefully you will understand that there is nothing to prove as he himself proved beyond any doubt.

      I don’t think you serious, you may have never heard of “Prevention of Terrorism Act”, “State Secret Act” Anura Senanayaka, N.K Illangakoon, CID Chief, State Intelligence chief, Army Intelligence Chief, 3 forces Commanders, Police Spokesperson, Army Spokesperson, State Laundry Man Keheliya Rambukwella, other minor Laundry owners Rajpal, Malinda, ITN, Rupawahini etc. etc.

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    [Edited out]

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    Ben, Did Lord Buddha say, if you lie it’s ok for me to lie. We are talking of 2500 years civilization and upholding the highest Buddhist traditions. Do not insult our custodians of true Sinhala Buddhism, especially the reverred GR and MR

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    Poor Mr. Gothabaya Rajapakse. Every time he dares to come out in public interviews he gets into serious trouble with one contradiction after another. He made himself an ass in the eyes of the world when Sachur of the BBC/Hardtalk caught him pants down. In addition to the lack of an average education, his problem is with the English Language – something which all 4 Rajapakse Brothers seriously lack in. Ranil put it best when he said all 4 Rajapakse Brothers taken together cannot claim an SSC Certificate.

    Horikadey

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      Horikadey

      G L P pawned his Thummulla Degree to these four?
      Seththa pochchi!!

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    GR is a boru pachaya.

    He is stepping towards his pre-ultimate destiny after the UN inquiry.

    Is there any place to hide in Sri Lanka? Who knows he may claim asylum in the Sri Dalada Maligava and the rabid racist Gnanasara Thera will guard him.

    Gowinda! Gowinda!!

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    You can see how biased are his replies. Always tries to hide and protect the sinhala extremists while trying to find the fault with the minorities. maybe he has forgotten that it is the BBS that took to this hate campaign firstly for the last almost two years and gradually the minorities tried to retaliate in anyway possible as there was no action that was being taken by the governemnet or police against these hate speeches of gnanasara. i dont think anybody needs to define what hate speech is. When you listen to a coward like gnanasara you dont need any special definition. Pls sir. Go an give such lame replies to the uneducated masses. STUPID DUD…

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    Similar evidence from across continents reach the prosecuter and are upheld (which is happening even in sex offences)This seems to be almost complete with the Muslim attacks.

    `Goo`ta `Boo`ts will be whisked away by Mossad itself to ICC or he would end up with a triple barrel up his Khyber Pass like Qaddafi – Asia’s Lying Race of monkeys

    (Sri Lanka which they consider “as an undeveloped and uncivilised country with monkey-like people who are not long out of the trees and should not expect much” as disclosed in the book “By Way of Deception; The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer”)

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    Hon. Gota Sir,

    Sir, you don’t have to take these comments seriously as you already proved your innocence by challenging those who criticize you and those who accusing you for maintaining BBS(pvt) ltd and protecting Galagoda Gandasara and other Balu sena’s. Also don’t worry Sir, even if somebody comes forward our IGP and Anura Snanayaka is there to cross check them and they can use “Prevention of Terrorism Act” also to verify further.

    Actually Gota Sir, there were some errors in the script written by Champika Ranawaka and I still not blame him because his other half, Champika Buru Liyanmarachchi should have corrected them before publishing. we don’t have to explain those errors as already explained by CT. Any way for us those are minor errors and we know the truth.

    Gota Sir, you have nicely explained about Katunayaka case, Halawatha case, Rathupaswella case and Hanwella case. Now it is very clear in my mind and i truly believe you never involved in those cases although your critiques says otherwise. Sir Gota, we remember your President brother appointed commissions for each and Individual cases that you were referring to and they may also have cleared your name in those reports I am Sure, though we never seen them or heard about the outcome.

    Actually Sir Champika Ranawaka whould have advised you to clear your name in connection with White Flag case, Lasantha’s case, Eknaligoda Case, war crimes cases, 21 killed Journalists, crimes against humanity, Media Intimidation, attacking peaceful protests, Matale Mass Grave, attacking media institutions, attacking university students etc. since you are silent on these issues people might think that you may have had a hand on these cases. next time don’t forget Sir.

    We know Sir you were studying war tactics for 15 years in USA 7/11 Military Collage and you along with your Brother’s saved our mother Lanka from the enemies. Now Sir we know very well that your target is to protect Pure Sinhala Buddhism in Sri Lanka as we know that not only your President Brother you are also related to Lord Buddha though our great Historian Jackson Anthony didn’t reveal it openly.

    Sir Gota, You don’t have to worry about cancellation of Visa of Chairman BBS(pvt) Ltd, and it’s CEO by USA State Dept. as we have lot of Developed Countries to Visit and your President Brother knows them well. I am pretty sure that Mangy will not say anything against you in the future if he read your Interview. they are jealous with you because of your success in the White Van Business. Sir, we are very proud about you as we know that you are the brain behind “Aba Sarana”

    First “Aba Sarana” to Tamils and secondly “Aba Sarana” to Muslims and we know very well sir next “Aba Sarana” to your Sinhala opponents. I am sure Sir you may have heard about Pol Pot, Hitler, Idi Ameem and in the recent past Ghaddafi, Sadam Hussain etc. etc. and be ready before it is too late.

    Since your President Brother known as “Jathiye Aadambarakara Thatha” or “Jhathiye Pin-Piya” you should be our “Jathiye Aadambarakara Baappa”

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    Does Gotha think that we all are blind and deaf and stupid. If he thinks so, then we all know who is stupid and blind and deaf.

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    [Edited out] Liyanaarachchi’s attempt to absolve Gota has backfired. Gota also has faced a set back in his attempt to arrest Mangala Samaraweera due to pressure. Looks like Gota’s ‘bahina kalawa’ has commenced.

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    This Rajapaksha Family s working for and following orders from Israel Jewish government its nothing to do with Buddhists

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      AFHAM

      “its nothing to do with Buddhists”

      I hate to agree with you however its all to do with Sinhala/Buddhists.

      “This Rajapaksha Family s working for and following orders from Israel Jewish government”

      Why?

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    GR is rattled.

    The ‘sulu weda’ he contrived with the help of BBS in Aluthgama has backfired bigtime. He never expected the immidiate and strong international backlash. He is so rattled that even in his pre arranged mini speeches to the interview questions above is so full of holes. The shameless man who created BBS is now lying through his teeth, ‘not me, not me, dont blame me, I have nothing to do with BBS.’ Coward.

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