27 September, 2020

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Gota Faces Grilling Over Security Breaches

The CID today recorded a statement from former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the operations of Rakna Lanka and his link with the Avant Garde security firm; almost a month after mysterious armories owned by the establishments were raided by the Police.

Former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence

Former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence

The CID recorded a statement from him this morning on the operations of the Defence Ministry run security establishment Rakna Arakshaka Lanka, which he established during the Rajapaksa regime and on his dealings with Avant Garde, which is owned by a close associate of Gotabaya.

In January, the Police raided an armoury owned by the Rakna Lanka firm located within the BMICH premises. Although Defence Ministry records indicate that a total of 3,473 firearms were issued to the state-owned security firm, only 151 of them were available at the time of the inspection.

The Avant Garde floating armoury was also raided by the Police in January, where several containers full of weapons were found inside a ship docked at the Galle Harbour.

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    This is only a starter pack, wait you have much to eat, what you fed to poor SL mass in the past.

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      Yes, it’s the paying back time!

      In a video interview with the BCC, when the journalist asked him about Lasantha’s murder, GoRa started laughing uncontrollably – his appalling behaviour made me very sick.

      GoRa never thought he would be in this situation – yes, it’s the paying back time.

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    Special treatment to Gota or yahapalanaya?

    Hope other secretaries will also be given the same privilege of giving statements from home.

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    Karma is catching up with him, at last !

    Anything on ‘rata giya aththo’ – hora Basil ?

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    During the rule of the previous regime all rules were bent according to the needs of the family.
    If by chance MR had operated with the advice of his cabinet and experts in each field and without involving his family members which includes, his wife, three sons, 3 brothers and other crony friends and relatives he could have not gone wrong and ruined his name. Especially, Basil and Gota together with his sons ruined his reputation with all corrupt and unlawful arts.

    Even this security company is a fraudulent act which the authorities must inquire and punish according to our laws (not jungle laws or white van) .

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    Witch-hunt is not yet over as UNP has to eliminate rivals and take away their Civic Rights before the next election.

    The Stage has been set to culminate in a grand finale, the false allegations of corruption, criminal intentions, an election night plan for a military take over and stealing gold from the reserves in the Treasury and so on and so forth.

    The 100 day UNP Government has begun by taking over to their side the law and Justice, by appointing their own Chief Justice, appointing their own Director General of the Commission of Bribery and Corruption Wasanthi Manchanayake, taking over the police , taking over the BASL on to their side by making its President Upul Jauyasuriya the Chairman of the Investment Committee, and taking over the academicians with the Professor Dewasiri of FUTA the spokes person for the National Movement for Social Justice at the helm.

    So what stops them from doing what they want to do?

    There is more to come to net the rogues, thieves, criminals and the rest of the miscreants of the previous government.

    The man hunt is on.

    To make it more convenient the President Maitripala Sirisena exasperated that despite all the accusations and allegation no one has so far been arrested has threatened to appoint a Special Presidential Committee of Investigation

    The objectives are very clear. The UNP, JHU and JVP have to clip the wings of their rivals so that the field would be clear for them to vanquish the opposition to take over political power.

    The UNP is at a disadvantage as the President has taken over the leadership of the SLFP and left UNP to go to election on its own with Ranil WIckramasinghe as the leader which would be a sure defeat-the 30th at an election.

    The former President Mahinda Rajapakse is still alive and kicking, more than ever before in the minds of the Sinhala Buddhists . That puts UNP at a greater disadvantage . Hence the UNP has to do some thing dramatic to win the elections.

    What a great chance UNP would have in winning the general elections if it removes Mahinda Rajapakse from being present any where near the political field during elections simply by removing his political rights ?.

    UNP has failed 29 times to gaine a single election victory. JHU on its own will get a few seats. Even that is doubtful . One wondes whether even Champika would be able to keep his seat as the trio Champika,Nishantha and Ven.Omalpe have become too aggressive for the liking of the ordinary man. JHU will not be a decision maker in an election, and JVP is a party that would be left out by the majority of the people, as JVP under Anura Kumara Dissanayake reminds the people more of the period of JVP terror.

    Both JHU with Champika and JVP with Anura Kumara Dissanayake are already disliked by the people from conversations that are beginning to be heard now.

    Ravi Karunanayake has failed to come even near to receive the approbation of the people in the villages, and in urban areas outside Colombo. Even in Colombo there are those who begin to get tired to hear of this constant witch hunt to inculpate the former President , his former cabinet Ministers and his Defence Secretary and people connected to him. Because the masses still love the Rajapakses, and regret their unexpected departure from the political scene.

    The President Maitripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasinghe have put a thief to catch a thief as the saying goes and are sure that Ravi Karunanayake will come up with a credible accusation against the former President Mahunda Rajapakse, and Gotabhaya Rajapakse.

    It is a psychologic reaction which UNP has failed to understand that they of the UNP will be hated when they over do accusing of a person who the people have accepted as their national hero to whom they owe a gratitude for having delivered them from the greatest menace of terrorism under which they lived in constant fear of death to themselves or to others close to them.

    I have heard a three wheeler who had been a soldier who fought under Sarath Fonseka say that it is a mistake, not to have elected President Mahinda Rajapakse. He asked with vehemence can you hide from the people the great work he has accomplished, and all his achievements which will remain for ever monuments to prove what a colossus that man had been even if this 100 day government heaps on him all the corruptions, malpractices or corruptions.

    He said that Sarath Fonseka as the Commander was very good . He described how he planned the strategies with plans for groups of soldiers to march into terrorist areas. But he said he is definitely not suitable to be a politician, and that he would have been much respected out side politics, as a retired hero who helped to end terrorism..

    There was one that argued that speaking about change of regime in Sri Lanka and the need of the West to retain its leadership in the world and check mate China’s and Russia’s influence in the Indian Ocean are not matters that interest the ordinary people. He said that the fear of the West that the formidable economic advancement of Sri Lanka would be followed by the rest of the developing countries would be a great threat to USA and the West, is not the concern of the ordinary people.

    He says what the people are interested in is to buy milk to feed their child, and have consumable commodities at affordable prices. It is where he says that the President Mahinda Rajapakse failed and faced the inevitable consequences.

    The UNP and the President Maitripala Sirisena would not confine their witch hunt against the President Mahinda Rajapakse, because there are other important persons who have to be put in the same cell along with the former President Mahinda Rajapakse, if they are to be assured of a win at the election.

    Tissa Attanayake the former General Secretary of the UNP is also an important man, now a dangerous stumbling block for a UNP walkover at a general election. Tissa Attanayake had been quite frank throughout after his cross over stating that he is a member of the UNP and shall always remains an ardent member of his party. But he says that he crossed over because he did not like UNP becoming a secondary political party having to ask its members to vote to elect some one out side UNP and select not their traditional symbol of elephant but a swan.

    Tissa Attanayake has not completely lost his popularity amoung the ordinary members of the UNP. He is a danger for the UNP in the forthcoming elections. Therefore the UNP leadership is all out to see that the same fate earmarked for the President Mahinda Rajapakse falls on him as well . Therefore, while he was given bail, is now to be arrested on another charge:

    Former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake will be charged by police on attempt of causing racial unrest under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Act of 2007.
    ……………. the document allegedly forged by the MP claiming to be a secret agreement between the Tamil National Alliance and the then common presidential candidate, President Maithripala Sirisena would have caused racial disharmony. “In the document there are statements regarding the removal of military camps from the North and an agreement to implement the UNHRC proposals”, and these statements could have caused conflicts among groups of people.”

    Police are investigating if the MP had intended to cause such issues,” said the Police Spokesman..

    President Maithripala Sirisena now the Leader of the SLFP with a great debt he thinks he owes to UNP for having made him the President of Sri Lanka, had heard that the Political parties allied to SLFP in the UPFA are proposing to field the former President Mahinda Rajapakse as their Prime Minister Candidate at the next elections.

    Therefore Maitripala Sirisena fears the consequences of his victory and proposes a National Government without an opposition , while preparing probably to stop that possibility of Mahinda Rajapakse contesting under UPFA, by arresting him after investigation of allegations against him by a Special investigations Committee of the President, and to get a kangaroo court to remove his civic rights.
    President Maitripala Sirisena was perhaps seeking sympathy of the Nurses in Maharagam when he spoke of how he was humiliated by the former President Mahinda Rajapakse in the presence of the CTC representatives, but that may be the psychological back ground in which he seeks that allegations against the former President be proceeded with before the end of 100 days.

    In the meantime CTC has strongly contradicted Minister Dr. Senaratne’s allegation that massive bribes had been paid to the previous government to thwart Maithripala Sirisena’s anti-tobacco campaign.

    The atmosphere in every sector of administration in Sri Lanka is gloomy The Chairperson of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama has tendered her resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena through the Minister of Higher Education. She was appointed by the former President. She was the country’s first woman appointed as the Chairman of the UGC.

    It is a coincidence that the first woman Chief Justice impeached under the former President was reinstated by the Maitripal Sirisena regime and the first woman Chairperson of UGC appointed by the former President was made to resign under the Maitripala Sirisena Regime.

    The UNP Minister of Finance does not take no for an answer when there is no corruption he insists there is corruption.

    Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has spent public funds lavishly and he had ample evidence to prove how he had done so.

    It is amusing if somebody says that former President has not been allocated a budget of a staggering Rs. 10,000 million. Karunanayake queried as to why such a colossal amount of money has been required by the former President.”

    Ravi Karunanayake cannot, understand. He must still be believing that the army went to Medawchchi when it really went to Kilinochchi.

    He accused Gotabhaya Rajapakse having a personal account of 8 billion rupees in the BoC, and when it was refuted by the new Secretary of Defence , he continued with his allegation pointing out the irregularity of having an account in the Defence Secretariat.

    He follows Goebel’s tactic of go on repeating a lie until it sounds true, probably on the instructions of his Masters from the West.

    In the mean time there are other moves to take revenge and put miscreants of the previous government in prison. Minister Kiriella had said the government decided to establish a Financial Crimes Investigation Division under the supervision of the police chief “to investigate into large scale financial transactions including money laundering activities.”

    That means Ravi Karunanayake may also probably be investigated by this Financial Crimes Investigation Division.

    Ranil Wickramasinghe’s 100 day cabinet is going in a big way after those who have been accused of corruption and malpractices, The Cabinet of Ministers had also approved a proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to set up a secretariat to investigate into alleged large-scale corruption and malpractices of the previous government.”

    Why only the previous government ?

    If it is going to be a Secretariat for Investigation of Corruption it should include Ministers of previous UNP Governments as well. Otherwise it is dictatorial and anti democratic. That is no Yahapalanaya.

    Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe seems to be shivering in his boots fearing to face an election as the leader of the UNP. In order to avoid that situation he announces gleefully addressing an event at Royal College, Colombo that he, … does not want to form a United National Party (UNP) government at the next General Election and that he desires for the entire Parliament to be a government. What we have done is to work together with all the parties. In a way this is a challenge. In a way it’s an opportunity,” Because my hope is that after the next election, people ask me ‘are you going to form a UNP government? Are you going to form a UNP-SLFP government? Are you going to form an anti-Mahinda government?’ And my answer to all that is, no. I want the whole parliament to be a government,”.

    That would avoid his 30th defeat at an election.

    President Maitripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickramasinghe and Champika Ranawaka have other people in view to put in the cell along with Mahinda Rajapakse. There is Wimal Weerawanse they fear, and want to stop being heard during the next election campaign. They have got the police to put his wife also into the prison for using two passports with differing personal information.

    What a crazy set up we have as a Government ?

    There was an interesting column in the Island News Paper-Anama Manam written by Hemantha Warnakulasuriya, an excerpt of which is given below:

    ……Today, Maithreepala Sirisena came to power to stop corruption and central and to usher in a new epoch of good governance,which consists in the authoritarian powers vested in the executive presidency upholding the rule of law. So every single crime committed by the previous regime must be carefully investigated and if the police and the AG’s Department are of the view that there is prima facie case, the suspect should he be produced in Court. Only a competent judge can find the accused guilty I have read that suggested that Special presidential commissions be established to try these offenders. I am appalled that those who came to power, promising governance, could even think that a Special Presidential Commission would bring the culprits to book. This monster was created by J. R.Jayewardena to disfranchise Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Chandrika Bandaranaike used her powers to have several Presidential Commissions, including investigations into the Batalanda torture chamber, the killing of Vijaya Kumaranathunga, the killing of Lalith Athulathmudali and Denzil Kobbekaduwa. As a lawyer who appeared before almost all the Commissions,I knew it was a politically motivated judicial circus its nadir, and the Supreme Court decided the evidence collected for a number of years by one of these Commissions was not sufficient even to hang a rat. I believe that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will advise the President against the establishment of Special Presidential Commission, which would be tatamount to burying the Rule of Law and ushering in an era of ‘Yakapalanaya’, instead of ‘Yahapalanaya’.

    In the mean time Mangala Samaraweera is courting USA. USA knows what the black politicians want for them to be ever grateful to them. Just a tap on the back and an invitation for a cup of tea is more than enough to satisfy our Foreign Minister who is looking for Rajapaksa’s hidden treasures.

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      Charlis Perera
      Congratulations on the longest comment on CT. Pity it is devoid of common sense.
      Did you forget to take your medicines?

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      Why CT allowed this lankaweb mutter….Charlie live in his own world. typical Sinhala Buddhist fool.

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      Charles Perera,

      Your slip is showing in your long harangue as a ‘Sereppu Supa’ of MR. You seem to be hallucinating that MR will make a come back. Keep dreaming and see what will happen to MR and his siblings in the end.

      You seem to be thoroughly nervous that a Commission of Inquiry will be appointed to probe all deals and murders carried out by MR? To state that you are a Lawyer, you must be another synthetic product from Law College like your mentors.

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      Charles Perera,

      Your slip is showing in your long harangue as a ‘Sereppu Supa’ of MR. You seem to be hallucinating that MR will make a come back. Keep dreaming and see what will happen to MR and his siblings in the end.

      You seem to be thoroughly nervous that a Commission of Inquiry will be appointed to probe all deals and murders carried out by MR? To state that you are a Lawyer, you must be another synthetic product from Law College like your mentors. Bloody Pig Shit!

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      Why is this defender creeping from Canada, a safe haven for asset strippers of Sri Lanka.

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      Charles, what is important now is that the educated civil society is with the present govt. The village thugs from across the Benthara river who plundered the state coffers and terrorised the citizens of this country (up close and personal than Prabakaran)using white vans, police, tri-forces have been sent home for good. The once all powerful BBS acting with state patronage to create division among the religions is now no more. The govt is now moving its foreign policy to mend bridges with democratic countries in the world once distanced by the Rajapakse rogues who rather followed its policy of ‘birds of a feather flock together’ and flocked with the undemocratic states and regimes practising oppression, HR violations, media suppression, murder,corruption, nepotism, injustice or no justice.
      PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY VOTED NOT ONLY TO SEND MAHINDA HOME BUT ALSO TO EXPOSE THE PAST REGIMES CORRUPTION, RETRIEVE THE ILL GOTTEN WEALTH AND PUNISH ALL THOSE INVOLVED. IF AND WHEN THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED CAN WE SAY THAT THE PRESENT REGIME TOO HAS SUCCEEDED.

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      Does anyone know what he is trying to say?

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        I gave up after the first paragraph. In the report it stated, “Although Defence Ministry records indicate that a total of 3,473 firearms were issued to the state-owned security firm, only 151 of them were available at the time of the inspection.”. Does it mean the State was invoiced and paid for 3473 units but received only 151 units? I hope I am wrong because this type of theft would have visited all government departments in the last 10 years and our losses unimaginable

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      Dear Pls. wake up and come to sense. Pls. read more and would convince yourself the benefits the people received upto now.

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    Gota is grilled but only at his base isnt this a bloody farce softer the stances are, in his case he’ll surely drill you in your arse

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      Oh! the four line poem has become one line. lol

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    I suppose people in Yahapalanaya are suffering from post traumatic stress caused by MR and GORA! Are they taking statements for the sake of pleasing the masses, JVP, JHU, SF….? Or do they really want them to take the rap? Prospects for new govt….. GORA can easily share the loot of KP, and KP probably would part with tuppence for his own safety? Remember KP’s tuppence is billions!!!!
    I sincerely hope our votes will not go waste? We do have another 2 months, but need a 3rd alternative in case we are not happy. ..BUT certainly not MR again???

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    Since when has the CID started visiting homes to take statements from individuals??

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    If Gotha was taken to the 4th floor and grilled by the CID he would have spilled the beans! There would have been no need for special commissions and other time consuming initiatives,or in the alternative he could have been even WHITE-VANNED! He would have bared all!

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    Pls also investigate him about Rathpusella, Aluthgama and other cases where he used the IRON FIST as he was the MOST powerful person in MR regime EVEN more powerful than MR himself. He was the cause for white vans, murder of jurnos, to throw people from their houses on the pretext of beautifying the city. He was the reason MINISTERS in MR regime could not utter a word in objecting to what the FAMILY was doing.

    He sold the land to Shangri- la which was in the possession of the Army and deposited the money in his personal account though he claims he deposited in the MOD’s account and spent at his whims and fancy. He fled to USA being a COWARD who vacated post with not financial resources.

    Wonder who questioned him, get the help of SF to drill him. He has many properties bought in his wife’s name in Cali.. his wife should be questioned as to how she could afford to buy million dollar homes in Cali and how she took away the money from SL. Did she take it legally and how did she earn such amounts of money. She will point fingers at Gota (get the help of USA to extract more info even about Basil. )He made army personnel clean drains and do menial work.

    He created the monsterous BBS gave them funds and resources like his grand fathers property…He also GIFTED SUPER LUXURY vehicles to the BBS and money to spend for fuel and maintainence. Galabodaththe and Dilantha should and MUST be taken into custody..for loss of lives and property( proof is already there on Youtube..search Aluthgamata aba saranai) even de-robing the lunatic who was a drunk driver who killed innocent pedestrians should be considered.

    Get em all herd em into teh jails of Bogambara or Welikada… throw away the keys and remove their civic rights so that they can not be part of any government or governing bodies for 10 or more years… that should include MR Basil, NR, Yoshita, Nivad Cabbie, Rohan Abey, Wimal weere, SB dissa, Bandula Gune, Dayasiri, Johnston, Keheliya,Kudu Dumi, Vermin Saliva, Shashendra, and that foul mouthed female from Rathnapura…Nimal Siripala, Vasudeva, Dinesh, Tissa Athey and other cronies… who flouted laws…

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    The stock of armoury discovered in more than forty containers is way above what is required to provide security for ships. The obvious is the stock of arms were not for security but for trade to whomever including the Somali pirates. Gota is caught with his pants down. International repercussion of the Maritime Agencies will be seen once the full story is out.

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    CID should do a chilly flavoured Colonoscopy on him to get the truth out!

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    Charles Perera. Ha Ha ha we know who you are another back scratcher From the world of HLM . Lots
    Of thumbs down for the long pathetic essay on glorifying Nations Plunderers. Sad though sob sob sob.
    How long for? Need some psychological treatment to recover from the shock of standing on the other side.
    This shows nothing is permanent mate . You can try your best to get the pariah state back with the Moda Miniheks.
    Hope you don’t for the good of the country .
    People alike should be ashamed .

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    This man very immediately must be brought to justice and incarcerated in the prison with severe punishment.

    Gotabaya is the man who cruelly dragged our War Hero General Fonseka and put him in a jail for two years and viciously treated him even animal world never permit to do it but ungrateful people did that to our General.

    Therefore, we must punish this Gotabaya without any delay.

    Gotabaya and Mahinda must suffer for years and years in the prison.

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      He was the bag carrier for SF, see any photos taken during war. He was jealous of SF’s achievement and popularity and set about stealing his glory and recognition. Remember there was one other Gothabhaya in SLK history before this one. Similar characters!

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    Baptism of fire, he is deserved to be taken to the famous forth floor.

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    Gota says CID didn’t record a statement from him?

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    WHAT A WAY TO GRILL A WRONG DOER,SO THIS IS SRILANKA,WHERE YOU NEED THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS TO ESCAPE THE WRONGS YOU HAVE DONE.

    THE PEOPLE DID NOT VOTE THIS PRESENT GOVERNMENT TO POWER TO HIDE ALL THE WRONGDOINGS,OF THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT.

    vERY SOON MAHINDA WILL TRY TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE COUNTRY BECAUSE THERE IS VERY WEAK LEADERSHIP.

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    International Illicit Arms Trade is an ongoing reality supplying arms to intra-national & international conflicts.
    Did the missing arms end up with an arms trader?

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    This is just Witch hunting which will end up no where.

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    Don’t grill him, just drill the bugger with power drill. For the murders he has committed just give him the same treatment.

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    Charles perera

    You are still in a dream world as much as Mahinda, Gota etc . You are imagining that the tables would be turned against the UNP and you/we could wait and sed the fun after elections are over.
    Do you think Tissa would survive till the elections or he would have been punished by the courts for his disgraceful act. Even he survives, the public would dump him from politics.

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    gOTA WAS A PUBLIC SERVANT. HOW CAN HE TAKE PARTIN POLITICS. DONT GRILL HIM, BUT DRILL HIM FOR ALL THE WHITEVAN/CRIMES

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    I am ashamed at some of the comments here. If you commit even half the suggestions, you are no better than the evil Gotabhaya. He should have a fair trial and I am convinced he would be found guilty because most of his atrocities are well documented because he was indeed an arrogant sod. The courts should give him the maximum sentence available.

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    Gota is a real Goat not to have taken flight with his brother Chamal. Every soldier knows that when it is time to retreat you have to retreat so taht you may fight another day.

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    Statistics:

    No. of words in the body of main article : 168

    No. of words in the Charles’s comment : 2477

    Conclusion: Charles is suffering from word diarrhea.

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