Gota Flees To Maldives By Air Force Plane

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The secretary to the ministry of defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa and wife Ayoma fled to Maldives by an Air Force plane as soon as the results started to flow in, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.

 Gotabaya Rajapaksa -Secretary, Defence and Urban Development

Gotabaya Rajapaksa -Secretary, Defence and Urban Development

No Visa required while Singapore the other neighbouring country with No Visa Requirement refused to allow Military flight.

“For a moment don’t believe Mahinda Rajapaksa gave up like a gentleman. He wanted to declare an Emergency and annul the Election results and sent for the Attorney General and asked him to prepare the necessary papers. The AG refused and it is only then that he sent for Ranil Wickermesinghe and said he will go peacefully and asked for safe passage.” a source close to Ranil Wickremesinghe told Colombo Telegraph.

This is why releasing the results was delayed. Ranil accompanied him to President’s House in the Fort. He is now holed up in a house at 260/12 Torrington Avenue gifted to him by a crony businessman.

A source close to airport controller of the Male airport, told Colombo Telegraph that Gotabaya had landed in Male with eight people and six of them had immediately took a seaplane out. But the source couldn’t confirm who were the two people flown back to Colombo.

As Colombo Telegraph reported this morning Rajapaksa was getting set to dissolve parliament. As sitting President, Rajapaksa is empowered to dissolve the parliament until the Elections Commissioner declares the final result.

Maithripala Sirisena decide to take oaths today instead of 10th January as originally planned (See MS’s 100 day programme) to prevent any tricks by MR before he finally relinquishes office.Dhivehi

A Maldivian twitter user called National Security tweeted in Dhivehi language;

Gota tweet

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives tweeted “No senior official of the previous Government in #SriLanka has travelled to the #Maldives after the elections”. Maldivian twitter users have challenged Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives’ denial;

Gota Tweet MLD

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Rajapaksa sons were packed off to China.

This story is updated to add the twitter pictures.

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224 Responses to Gota Flees To Maldives By Air Force Plane

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    We will hunt the GOAT beyond Maldives and all the way to the USA if he finds passage. We will sacrifice the GOAT and replace the decapitated dog heads that were sent to HR activists, journalists and murdered citizens of our country by extra judicial executions. There is no place for the US Citizen.

    Mussalman
    January 10, 2015 at 6:17 pm
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      This story is a lie published Mr. Uvindu Kurukulasuriya responsible editor of Colombo Telegraph! Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse is in Sri Lanka! I saw him myself this afternoon today (10th Jan.)

      siripala
      January 11, 2015 at 2:32 am
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        So does it vilify its opponents with its absurd motto, “In Journalism Truth is a process” whereas it’s really meant to be “In Journalism, truth is processed”.

        Ranmanika
        January 11, 2015 at 3:49 pm
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        you must have seen GOTA”S balls he left behind-another SL fool

        maxmara
        January 11, 2015 at 8:09 pm
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        True, Gota had not left the country even by Sunday (11th) morning. I know of at least 2 trustworthy sources who are eyewitnesses.

        Tania P
        January 12, 2015 at 8:48 am
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    Can any one explain the sentence of this news item, quoted below: “No Visa required while Singapore the other neighbouring country with No Visa Requirement refused to allow Military flight.” Does this mean that this aircraft was refused entry and therefore he did not go to Maldives? But the first sentence reports as follows: “The secretary to the ministry of defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa and wife Ayoma fled to Maldives by an Air Force plane as soon as the results started to flow in, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.” Why fly to Maldives when these fellows are reported have an island leased from Seychelles? Any way they trusted the Astrologer who assured them of victory. (What about the one who promised to set himself on fire?). That is why the fellows waited till the last moment.

    Gambit Failed
    January 10, 2015 at 7:13 pm
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      “No Visa required while Singapore the other neighboring country with No Visa Requirement refused to allow Military flight.” There are two countries that offers visa on arrival for Sri Lankans which is Singapore and Maldives. Since Mr Gota is travelling in the military aircraft, Singapore refused entry, However Maldives allowed him to enter.

      Treehorse
      January 10, 2015 at 9:40 pm
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      This story is a lie published Mr. Uvindu Kurukulasuriya responsible editor of Colombo Telegraph! Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse is in Sri Lanka! I saw him myself this afternoon today (10th Jan.)

      Siripala
      January 11, 2015 at 2:33 am
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        he can come back from Maldives to Sri Lanka in less than an hour.

        Denusha
        January 11, 2015 at 7:50 am
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          To eat Dinner with Kurakkan pittu?

          Dinka Dot
          January 11, 2015 at 3:51 pm
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    I have been a regular reader and applaud you for some of your brave reports in difficult times. But I have to remind you that with the New Dawn, there comes even more responsibility, which was so much lacking before. The Freedom of the press is important but with it should come responsibility. I am by no means suggesting that you have deliberately mislead Readers although some may opine that you did. What I am saying is that you appear to publish sensational news just because it is so without really checking the veracity of the news and its source. “Reliable sources” and “from reliable sources” as you well know are catchphrase to absolve you of responsibility. Although you have retracted the story, your earlier report that the Rajapaksa family has fled to China is blatantly untrue. I am now wondering whether your story of Gotabaya R fleeing to Maldives is also not true. In fact another website said that the Ministry ofForeign affairs have denied this. Please ensure that your journalism is responsible, especially now as we have a new Regime which will re-establish some of the checks and balances which were removed by the earlier dishonest lot. I am not an MR or GR fan but I think reporting has to be fair and true. Freedom to publish has a heavy responsibility attached with it to publish the Truth. I do hope you will publish this comment. If you don’t I shall publicise in Facebook that you did not

    Mahendra
    January 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm
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      This story is a lie published Mr. Uvindu Kurukulasuriya responsible editor of Colombo Telegraph! Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse is in Sri Lanka! I saw him myself this afternoon today (10th Jan.)

      Siripala
      January 11, 2015 at 2:34 am
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    Gota was a known coward. Army insiders will tell you. He gets other people do the dirty work and watches them from behind.

    Pot Shot
    January 10, 2015 at 8:44 pm
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      This story is a lie published Mr. Uvindu Kurukulasuriya responsible editor of Colombo Telegraph! Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse is in Sri Lanka! I saw him myself this afternoon today (10th Jan.)

      Siripala
      January 11, 2015 at 2:35 am
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    I have understood all military air crafts do not land where Commuter planes land.This is observed in all countries. Further Got’s wife was on the SL Airforce plane.They were not invited on an official visit to Singapore.rightly she had no business in a Sri Lankan Airforce plane,both arriving in another country on the day the election results were being released. It was a great escape soon to sour.A life in Maldives for Gota ?. A clear abuse of power and arrogance to think that other countries will fall in line with their nefarious activities. USA

    Ruba Gnanaratnam
    January 10, 2015 at 11:18 pm
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    Gota was running like a rat and exposed the world that he is a real coward. These guys should be brought to Sri lankan and tried for war crimes and genocide and executed without any mercy.

    Shiva
    January 11, 2015 at 12:01 am
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    whoever wrote this article – Please do not lie and create hatred among people . The whole of Sri Lanka know what happened. Mahinda Rajapaksha handed over the power in a very peaceful manner half way through the election results !! He congratulated Maithripala Sirisena before leaving and even made a public anouncement asking all Sri Lankans to support Mithripala Sirisena. Maithripala Sirisena thanked Mahinda Rajapaksha for having a peaceful elections and Ranil said that Mahinda should be respected as the president who won the war and we all should respect him for that and he will go down in history.If Ranil and Maithripala says only good things about him why is this unnamed journalist says these lies. Remember he got only 4 lakhs less votes. He has nearly 58 lakhs people on his side !! The funniest thing is we all saw Mahinda going to Madamulana house and this article says he is in a house in Torrington a crony businessman built. I think he got confused with Chandrika Kumaranathunga’s house in Torrington which she got after retirement !! Please write the truth or not write anything at all !! This is not journalism , but mud slinging at it’s highest !!!!

    Shani
    January 11, 2015 at 12:26 am
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      Shani Well said. ” Remember he got only 4 lakhs less votes. He has nearly 58 lakhs people on his side !!” 2005 Mahinda Rajapaksha 4,887,152 – (50.29%) Ranil Wickramasinghe 4,706,366 – (48.43%) Majority 180,786 Ranil got only 180,786 less votes. He had 4,706,366 votes. 2015 Maithripala Sirisena 6,217,162 – (51.28%) Mahinda Rajapaksa 5,768,090 – (47.58%) Majority 449,072 If you say Mahinda had won this elections because he received 58 lakhs votes, 4 laks less votes than Maithiri, Ranil too won the presidential elections in 2005 as he received only 180,786 less votes than Mahinda.

      Native Vedda
      January 11, 2015 at 2:02 am
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        Ali baba stuffed the ballot boxes,, that is why he won twice, and all the broken promises to the Sri lankan people and the theft of bilions of dolars and you want to give this thief another chance??????

        polished
        July 1, 2015 at 9:29 am
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      1. Your so called war winning President lost people’s respect. He is a rogue who robbed Tsunami money ! 2. He left the Temple Trees because he was check-mated 3. Ranil and Maithripala are gentlemen – so they wished him and ensured safe passage (imagine other way around ?) 4. Did you write to Mahinda and state owned papers to stop mud slinging ? He and his family does not deserve any respect !!!!

      Point of View
      January 11, 2015 at 2:49 am
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    Gota hunted our people, We lived with fear in other countries, now our time has come. According to the agreement we sign with with new government, all the troops will be recall to CMB. It will be like old days Kuthalingam

    Kuthalingam
    January 11, 2015 at 1:01 am
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    This story is an absolute lie published Mr. Uvindu Kurukulasuriya responsible editor of Colombo Telegraph! Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse is in Sri Lanka! I saw him myself this afternoon today (10th Jan.) Mr. Mr. Uvindu Kurukulasuriya, you should check your story before publishing: Don’t fall in to the level of Lanka E News kale Paththare !

    Siripala
    January 11, 2015 at 2:31 am
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    This story is a lie published Mr. Uvindu Kurukulasuriya responsible editor of Colombo Telegraph! Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse is in Sri Lanka! I saw him myself this afternoon today (10th Jan.) Mr. Mr. Uvindu Kurukulasuriya, you should check your story before publishing: Don’t fall in to the level of Lanka E News kale Paththare !

    Siripala
    January 11, 2015 at 2:36 am
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    Mr. Uvindu Kurukulasuriya responsible editor of Colombo Telegraph! Let’s see whether you would have the guts to publish my comment which I posted before. Because what I commented is the truth!

    Siripala
    January 11, 2015 at 2:39 am
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    Who is this nut case Siripala? Identify yourself you moron!

    JPNRC
    January 11, 2015 at 3:26 am
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    I thought I could rely on this site as facts. This starting look like some FB post.

    Tharaka
    January 11, 2015 at 4:37 am
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    sob fled Sri Lanka he will be hunted all over the world. Mass murderer and greedy animal dug his own grave to live in fear and agony like the people who suffered during his brothers regime. Justice will prevail at last. God is great.

    kumaraya
    January 11, 2015 at 8:46 am
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    This is a blatant lie by an irresponsible news web site. They are behaving like adolescents. :-D Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa IS still in COLOMBO. He has nothing to fear. He did his job. Eliminating TERROISTS ( LTTE) was his duty and we are grateful for that. Unless you have a hidden agenda you should be too.

    sathya
    January 11, 2015 at 12:07 pm
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      Reading Sunday Times today- It looks as if he is in Colombo. Even if he goes out of the country, it cannot be a top secret because lots of people should know it. Maldivians should be able to tell us.

      maali karunaratne
      January 11, 2015 at 2:05 pm
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    Bloody LTTE liars think they won, we will see, if you touch our EX President or Gota, we will give you a lesson for life time.

    Indra
    January 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm
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      But its told that they are bloody zoomates.

      Mkhaya
      January 11, 2015 at 3:45 pm
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    This is lie The secretary of defence was at the temple trees along with president MAHINDA Rajapakse during the results were given out. he never fled the country he still is here and no military flights were left from the country on that night.

    Anon
    January 11, 2015 at 3:53 pm
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    Gota has not gone anywhere. He is still in Colpombo. Check your sources please Colombo Telegraph.

    Dayawathie
    January 11, 2015 at 4:18 pm
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    We have not given up you fools… Sinhalise people will protect all Rajpaksas….do not underestimate the power of sinhalyas

    Lasanda
    January 11, 2015 at 6:23 pm
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    Lasantha Wickramathunge was killed by MR Regime on the 8th January’2009.Lasantha’s daughter Ahimsa Wickrematunge has gone on record earlier that the Presidential poll being held on Jan 8th was “poetic Justice”for her father. There has been much speculation that former army commander Gen.Sarath Fonseka was allegedly involved in the incident. Fonseka has denied it and pointed the finger at Defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa ! Arrest him now atleast.

    Rera
    January 12, 2015 at 1:16 am
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    This bloody rascal should be brought to books. He in an interview said who is Lasantha Wickrematunge?? why so important of him.. Also he said about General Sarath Fonseka after the 2010 presidential election results which were manipulated by the Rajapaksha Forest through a Computer Jilmat… that General Sarath Fonseka should be jailed… Now this bugger should be jailed and give hirabath… but all the loving sri lankans who are patriotic to the country should beat him with their slippers …. this need to be done.. as everybody were scared of this bastard. Everyone you talk are scared of Gota… now freedom prevailed.. Power Greedy… money greedy… Greedy Rajapakshe’s…..

    Dover
    January 12, 2015 at 3:35 pm
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    Besides the content of the article, the fragment sentence “No Visa required while Singapore the other neighbouring country with No Visa Requirement refused to allow Military flight” is killing me ! Does anyone proof these articles?

    DCnash
    January 13, 2015 at 1:34 am
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    big lie he was here during popes visit

    sriya
    January 17, 2015 at 5:03 pm
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    Dear Native vedda !!!!!! , Sorry I couldn’t respond to your foolish reply earlier than this to my comment as I had better things to do than look at the replies I got for my comment! First of all before replying like a fool read the whole comment. I never said that MR won , I said he lost only by 4 lakhs which is the truth . You must realize that almost half the people who voted , voted for MR and you cannot take that lightly . Now after all these days you and the writer of this article and the many people who believed this dramatic article looks definitely like fools. As many said GR never left SL , he was seen very well alive in SL when he met the pope !! Shame on you people who try to spread lies and create violence in Sri Lanka

    Shani
    January 30, 2015 at 10:41 pm
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