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Gota For 2020: Sri Lankan If President, American If Not!

The Ceylon Today of 11.03.2018 carries an interview of Gotabaya Rajapaksa by journalist Gagani Weerakoon. For the first time Gotabaya Rajapaksa admits that he will run for President in 2020 if he is asked and he would give up his American Citizenship. He also goes on to admit that his sole focus is to safeguard Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, ensure a united country and the safety of war heroes . Huh? Could you believe that ?

So Gotabaya Rajapaksa will give up his American citizenship ONLY if he is running for Presidency of Sri Lanka !!!!! Otherwise he will be an American citizen who yet loves the sovereignty and unity of one Sri Lanka. Are we dumb? Read Ceylon Today of 11.03.2018.

He goes on to say that he did the “right thing” by “handing over” the investigations into the killing of Lasantha Wickrematunge, abduction and assault of Keith Noyahr and Upali Tennekoon to the CID and TID who made great breakthrough revelations. Consider that these were all journalists as much as Gagani Weerakoon is and one may surmise that it was obligatory of her/him, to ask such questions from Gotabaya. Well and good. One does not know how senior a journalist Gagani Weerakoon is. But it is elementary of any worthy journalist to ask the follow up questions to answers that beg further clarification. The journalist does not. Perhaps the interview was to give the former Secretary of Defence an opportunity in a contrived manner to deflect accusations against him.

The BBC interview with Chris Morris does not bring forth a single reference to Gen Fonseka when you are questioned on Lasantha Wickramatunge other than ” Who is Lasantha?”:

But the Hard Talk interview with Stephen Sackur you take Gen Fonseka to the hangman for accusing you of possible war crimes:

Shame on you Weerakoon for containing the extra judicial crimes to a few of the many that took place. What of the tens of Uthayan journalists who were killed and assaulted ? The world is aware that Gotabaya is an out an out racist. Perhaps you are too.

The world witnessed your infamous interviews to BBC and Hard Talk which went viral and is yet available on the internet

He failed to do so and left many unanswered questions. He accepts that he was high up as far as it goes in the chain of command in this interview, save for the President at the time and PM. That being his brother and DM Jayaratne. He accuses the then Commander of the Army General Sarath Fonseka being in-charge when all these crimes occurred and therefore he must be questioned. BUT HE HAS BEEN QUESTIONED. He has stated to the CID that there were secret military squads run by the very same Gotabaya Rajapaksa using “white vans“and God knows what else.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes credit for the military defeat of the LTTE, but does not accept failure to prosecute Gen Fonseka for the above crimes despite handing them over for investigations to the CID and TID which came directly under HIM where Gen. Fonseka had no access nor control over these arms. Huh?

Gagani Weerakoon chose not to know that or did not wish to know since the interview was for another purpose. They were all of her/his ilk and it was an obvious follow up question to ask. Do not forget Gotabaya Rajapaksa had six years, from 2009 to 2015 to direct the CID and TID even to question Gen Fonseka. He did not. WHY? But he did force cases against Gen Fonseka for a puny amount in purchasing binoculars and then of course the White Flag issue. Could it not have been the biggest feather in Gotabaya’s cap if Gen. Fonseka was prosecuted for these attacks? He would not be in parliament today if that was done. He had more time than enough.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes pains to defend his “civilian” Chief of Intelligence Kapila Hendavitharne but throw Gen Amal Karunatilleke as the point person in charge of Intelligence. He accepts that it was the Army Intelligence who were behind these crimes at this interview. A careful consideration of this may reveal the real reason. Perhaps, just perhaps Gen Karunatilleke is the stronger of the two and could withstand a probing interrogation. The other reason being that he was a serving “war hero” and easily defended. Obviously as the question is not put to him he does not comment whether the Army Intelligence officers so involved are “War Heroes” in his eyes.

What a country Sri Lanka is. Do we believe this crap? Perhaps we do. We believed that there exists infertility pills that could be introduced to Kottu Roti, when such an invention is yet to be devised. We took it to the next level and burned muslim houses, shops and places of worship. We believe we cannot arrest a saffron robed person even if he is breaking the law in front of policemen. So I guess Gagani Weerakoon and millions of others would believe you Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Oh yes they would. In the meantime,

Be Sri Lankan if you are President of Sri Lanka or be American if not. You decide. Sri Lankans will follow. (By Suranimala Umagiliya)

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  • 50
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    my vote for Gota 2020! he will win easily. Ranil had his chance and lost it in right royal fashion- he should retire otherwise chaos will deepen

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      If ‘Go Ta’ comes to power, then there wont be website called Colombo telegraph (CT) Instead ‘Bodu Bala telegraph’ (BBT) will be formed.

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        Ceylonee
        Ha…. ha….. ha…. This is a good one. :D :D :D.
        Poor CT.
        If that happened then we will have to arrange a “Mathaka Vasthra Pooja”, a “Mathaka Bana” and a “Mathaka Dana” to Colombo Telegraph. (Mathaka means in memory)
        Seriously, I have been writing comments since 2015. Therefore we can’t let CT disappear like that.

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      double standards
      If Gotabhaya is the only man who will contest for Presidency in 2020, yeah, he might win. But he won’t be the only man. Who knows, Rajapaksas will meet their match. Therefore, don’t be so sure.
      About Ranil, he won’t contest for Presidency because he dare not leave his position for an impending loss. Somebody else will contest from UNP – and lose, obviously.

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        Champa just because he was one of your customers you would go on saying liek that.

        But the truth lies somewhere else.

        [edited out] will be caught by lanken caughts int he days to come.

        That is for sure. Now with Lot more good being added to lanken press these days, even Yoshita to have achieved a doctorate…. they have been in their tricks thinking to return to power and ruin the nation again.

        This BLOOD sucker will never be our president for sure.

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          Sam Fernando
          What are you saying? Who said he will become the President?
          Though I have never been one to hold a grudge, I have a number of grudges against Rajapaksa clan including their conspiracy to imprison Wimal. (Wimal once said he doesn’t even remember that now, so what, my grudge is for making me suffer.)

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            We want Wimal to be imprisoned, He is the man to have sowed Jathiwadhaya in this country: His ends should be exploded using the rest of amunitions left in the nothern soils. We also want to see Rajapakshes becoming prisoners for the high crimes committed by the men deliberately.
            We want also those biased media men to be imprisoned to have been part and parcel of Rajaaklshe spread of extremism waves.
            We dont want wars against in order our lovely ones to stay calm and quiet regardless of our race , regliion or whatever.other parameters.

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            Sri Lanka doesn’t need another Rajapaksa for various reasons.
            Gotabhaya has no concrete plans for political, economic and social issues plaguing the country. Listen to his speeches. He has no vision, mission, strategies or plans of action. What is his economic policy? His speeches are empty. He only brags about his achievements in defeating terrorism. He beautified Colombo and built jogging paths for wealthy and the middle class while totally ignoring long term and more important issues such as Meetotamulla garbage dump and the area surrounded by it. Sri Lanka doesn’t need facebook heroes. What Sri Lanka needs is leaders whose feet is firmly placed on the ground.
            On the other hand, Gotabhaya and Basil were de facto rulers in the country for 10 years already. If they wanted to do a meaningful service to the country, they could have done that at the time. Their ad-hoc development projects, selling lands in the heart of Colombo to foreigners, Port City without having even the slightest regard for its future impact on the sovereignty of the country and the environment (there are more) are best examples that they have only “created projects” purely to utilize the money loaned to Sri Lanka without thinking of the best interests of the country.
            Sri Lanka doesn’t need a repetition of 2010-2015. There is no going back. What Sri Lanka needs is a leader who has a clear vision and concrete solutions to economic, social and political issues.

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          Champa,

          My one complaint against you has become two.

          The FIRST:

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/presidents-backflip-toward-rajapaksa-camp-summons-ranils-reserves-to-meet-the-challenge/

          I requested an explanation from you following one of your early comments on that article. You appear to respond to many, but not to me.

          Wimal Buruwansa: I want to see the guy imprisoned; you defend the guy all the time. He appears to be your “Makka”.

          Does that have to be explained to a Maha Kalu Sinhalaya?

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        Gotabhaya will never become the next President. He is too much of a selfish totalitarian type and I have never seen him genuinely worrying about war heroes other than himself or showing any regard for the needs of ordinary citizens. Mahinda is/was at least genuine in most cases.
        I challenge all daydreamers including my loving friend, Prince Panchayudha and Gammanpila, make Gotabhaya the President in 2019/2020, if possible.
        If he is contested, more than 65% in the country will rise against him directly at the next Presidential election and the rest of the votes will be distributed among him and other contenders.

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          Champa,

          “I challenge all daydreamers including my loving friend, Prince Panchayudha and Gammanpila, make Gotabhaya the President in 2019/2020, if possible.”

          has it ever occurred to you the real reason behind your ” loving friend, Prince Panchayudha” aka Buruwansa’s close relationship with Gota ? if so , please be mind enough to spell out , will you ?

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            Srilal
            I don’t think Prince Panchaudha has any close relationship with Gotabhaya. His only intention seems to be getting the PM post to Mahinda through Gotabhaya. But, I dare say if Gotabhaya becomes the President, he will never appoint MR as the PM. MR will be used, discarded and forced to retire. If I tell who my guess to be Gotabhaya’s PM, both MR and my Prince Panchayudha will pass out. Prince Panchaudha thinks that there won’t be anybody else to challenge Gotabhaya. Well, he could be wrong!

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      gota will never be able to be the SLPP candidate, he could be common UNP backed candidate (like SF) but will never win. Even christian Sinhalese wont vote for him. He is a stray dog

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        Palitha ,

        What made you so cocksure that Gota won’t be the SLPP candidate for the 2020 PE ? SLPP is full of crooks and criminals ;thus, their only option would be one of their ilk , Gota would certainly match all the criteria which they are looking for i.e Pseudo patriotism , Popularity , Sinhala Buddhist label , Rajapakse name tag etc.
        Majority of Grass eating two legged buffaloes would vote him en masse.

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      No supporter of any Rajafucksa but Gota will easily win the 2020 election. Know the voters!

      Near 2020 election Gota will plot another riot. He has nothing to lose from Muslims. He will gain Singhala votes after the government crack down and if anyone of them dies. This is how SL politics work.

      Don’t forget Sajith is a very close friend of Gota. Voters will not have a choice.

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      Dear double Standards,

      50% marks from me, a retired village school master.

      Don’t want Ranil.

      Even more emphatically don’t want Gota.

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    Percy

    Listen to Dr Gota.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtm54Y9USEg

    We should support him in his endeavour to take USA and UK to the ICC for their involvement in war crimes committed by their troops.
    I will be right behind Dr Gota.


    I am not sure in the last 70 years USA and UK committing large scale war crimes in their own respective countries.

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    Gota is a treator, who made billions in corrupt deals, killed civilians, if this goon comes, we might have a pol pot. Mass killings if anyone opposes him.

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      You all had 2015 to now, show proof or shut up.
      False alligators, they want work any more.

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        The fake news broadcasters had three years to prove GR’s supposed guilt but so far nothing is proven. The murderous, racist terrorists and their apologists cannot stomach the humiliating defeat GR handed them. GR will make an excellent president!

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          lal loo

          “The fake news broadcasters had three years to prove GR’s supposed guilt but so far nothing is proven. “

          Do the rulers Sirisena and Ranil seriously want to charge the crooked war criminals?

          “The murderous, racist terrorists and their apologists cannot stomach the humiliating defeat GR handed them.”

          Another useful Mahawamsa myth. Even former national hangman told NDTV how Hindians helped Sri Lanka and without Hindian help Sri Lanka woulsd not have won the war.

          The entire world knows how Sinhala/Buddhists miserably failed in the nation building process. Since you have nothing to show the world as your own achievement, you now shamelessly claim you won the war.

          Has it occurred to you why there has been continuous riots, conflicts, terrorism, war, ……………. theft ….. since 1956, including several riots, 1971 and 1987/90 terrorism and 30 years of war. Do you how many innocent people have lost their life from 5th April 1971 to Jan 2015? Do you know how many crooks have money out of human misery?

          If you haven’t please revisit your racist past.

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        Malraj de Silva
        Yeah, false allegations. They are not proven.
        Gotabhaya says he has a right to obtain a court order avoiding his arrest. Yeah very true. But I want to see the same rights for war heroes and policemen who are in jail for unsubstantiated crimes presumably have committed during 2010-2015 Rajapaksa era where Gotabhaya was the de facto President while Mahinda was not allowed to take decisions.
        .
        Law should be equal to everybody. The rights and privileges enjoyed by Gotabhaya should not be exclusive for him. It should be equal to all other war heroes and the general public, too.
        .
        Contd’ … 1/2

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        If Gotabhaya is held in high esteem (as everybody does including myself) due to his talents in coming up with a master-plan to defeat LTTE by operating from a high security glass cubicle in an office, a soldier who fought with terrorists face to face in the battle ground, or a soldier who worked in the intelligence service or a soldier who was in the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP), Mahasohon Brigade or the DPU should receive higher esteem than Gotabhaya.
        Sad to say, our soldiers are in jail for unsubstantiated crimes presumably have committed during 2010-2015, even denying their monthly salaries, while their boss is free to roam all over the world even when there are plethora of court cases against him. I DON’T WANT Gotabhaya to go to jail. I’m not that inhuman. I only want same rights to be granted to our soldiers, intelligence officers and the Policemen. While the Police Officer who let go SwissKumar, the main rapist of a gang and murderer of an innocent Tamil school girl, at the request of Vijayakala Maheshwari, State Minister for Child Affairs, in jail, she is seen enjoying all the freedom.
        .
        Wealth, power, fear for future retaliation, political connections with government, being an LTTE supporter or having dual citizenship should not be the determinants for justice. Law should be equal to everybody.
        Release all our soldiers and policemen in jail too, on the same basis Gotabhaya is free. But they don’t have money to make appeals or pay for superior lawyers who can even intimidate judges. Is that a problem? Yeah, unlike their boss, our war heroes can’t afford for justice. No hard feelings, but I am fighting for ‘unprivileged and underprivileged’ until they receive same rights as the privileged in justice, income, employment, opportunities, and basic needs.

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          I dont disagree with you on most points. However the failures you point out are not the making of innocent Muslims, Tamils or Sinhalese in any shape or form. Muslims who are getting battered have nothing to do with it but, they are the ones who have been punished regularly. I dont say every Muslim is a saint and Im certain they have their fair share of morons. However they are certainly not the ROOT CAUSE. The ROOT CAUSE of the problems we see is common to all Sri Lankans. You ask anyone and they will start by saying its the leadership. This applies to every single ethnic group. This was the case for MR’s loss and is the case now for MS’s woes. The Rajapakses were directly or indirectly responsible for pointing the anger and wrath of people who have similar grievances like you do towards the Muslims by not punishing the wrongdoers such as the BBS, Ravana etc. who clearly run a surgical operation of misinforming and manipulating the public. The culmination of which is what we see today. Some ‘unprivileged and underprivileged’ amongst us are being taken for a ride without knowing that they are burning and destroying the resources that would have instead been for the their children if we had better leaders to have identified and fixed problems before they occur. Instead now these funds are what goes to rebuild what gets destroyed. This is why no Rajapakse, how ever capable he was in winning the war or building roads should never lead as they proved their weakness. Lets give our sincere thanks for their great services and let them retire and at the same time we should retire and replace the rest of the lot in upcoming elections by starting now to identify proven true leaders instead.

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            Lankan
            Agree. It is time for 1945/1950 generation of politicians to retire except former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He deserves a dignified retirement, not like this. He should retire at his own will, not by force. I want Obama to be alive a few more years to see something. Former President is a legendary leader who receives respect and admiration from all quarters of the country. None of his siblings or sons are of his calibre.

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              Champa,

              “Former President is a legendary leader who receives respect and admiration from all quarters of the country. None of his siblings or sons are of his calibre.”

              Agreed , MR’s shrewd ,cheap gallery talks and acting techniques were not adopted by any of his siblings or offspring ! If Gota , Basil , Namal or any of his immediate family member is guilty of any crime , then the blame must go squarely to MR himself first , under MR’s direct blessings every crime has been committed in SL ;thus, no way any one can exonerate MR from all the horrendous atrocities which had happened during his tenure. only naive , immature political infants would disagree.

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                Srilal
                Oh yeah, yeah, naive, immature political infants disagree with you. True. How could they? King Kekille is the only worldly-wise, mature, political smart cookie who will agree that Mahinda should be blamed if his siblings or sons are guilty of any offence.
                .
                Man, you are talking about adults, adults. MR’s siblings and sons are adults who can separate and recognize right from wrong.
                .
                MR was totally in the dark about what was happening in the country until he was ousted. At least Maithree reads newspapers though we laugh at him every time he says he came to know of something through newspapers. But MR didn’t even have the habit of reading newspapers when he was the President. He let others to read newspapers and brief him. One of his “talking newspaper” was Sajin, the half baked.
                (Hello, Mr. former President, don’t think I support you. I still don’t like you. I have a score to settle with Obama. Hence is this piece. )

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        Malraj De Silva ,

        Unable to prove anything doesn’t necessarily mean that he is free from all the alleged crimes ! it’s a public secret that both RW and MY3 are obstructing the SL justice taking its place . Srilanka is in an awkward position when it comes to justice for the top politicians , apart from Sunil Ranjan Jayakod’s imprisonment for his murder case , there is no proper punishment for any of politicians in SL history .

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    How about Gota for US presidency after Donald Trump ?

    After defeating the LTTE in Sri Lanka ,defeating ISIS and North Korea will be no problem for General Gotabaya. For this he need not change his citizenship as he is already a US citizen.

    He does not have any respect for Sri Lanka because if not elected president of this small county he prefers to live in USA .

    However if elected by the poor and desperate people of Sri Lanka he will come here and show them how to become a strong nation.

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      Gota Cannot be Elected President of Sri Lanka because he is a Citizen of another Country!!

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        Ah, Hamlet you don’t know how SriĹanka works. In that country laws are there to be bent.

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        Google News:-
        May 6, 2017 – In a landmark judgement, the Appeal Court has ruled that Geetha Kumarasinghe is no longer eligible to continue as a Member of Parliament on account of her being a dual citizen – of Switzerland as well as Sri Lanka. This is a direct result of an inclusion of a clause in the 19th Amendment which expressly …

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      to contest in the election he will have to forgo his US citizenship, there is no choice for him to contest and see and if he wins to cancel the US citizenship. Gota will be better off in the US as they need people at filling stantions and to run seenibola kade

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      Lol .. If he becomes the president of USA ,he will buy Srilanka with his pocket money. you can see him in his Jacuzzi surrounded by virgins . Gnanasara and co will be the spectators wanking………………………….

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    After the war is settled gradually abstracted to a new community still the same violence on going past.

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    Emergency. call

    Time = Incident Start Time. Response Time = Time to Scene.

    If acted properly from theconcerned dept the damage done are violence will be late why it was late.
    Visit news for updates.

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    How easy for Suranimala Umagaliya to twist and turn the interview of Hon. Gotabaya to divert the matter to false claims. He should spend time as a journalist to investigate BATALANDA and the BONDSCAM,.
    I feel this is better chance for him to twist and turn the crooked media.

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    for president ? God forbid Sri Lanka will be dead and buried in 2020 wiped out from the world map.

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      I am with you brother . Gota should not run in 2020 election .

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    IT is all corrupt Journlism,no point of commenting.

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    Gota can credit himself that he has the backing of his ex-Forces high-ups in his
    political venture in SL – a good try at his age and he may have got letters of
    congratulations from his co-partners as here-under:

    “Wasantha Karannagoda Com. Navy during the war. Missing youth in 2008 – 2009.
    Kapila Hendawitharana, ex.Chief of National Intelligence. re a Jaffna-based satellite TV Group.
    Jagath Jayasuriya, ex- Army (Vanni) Commander re. disappearance of Prageeth Ekneligoda.
    Donald Perera, ex-Air Force Commander/Chief of Defence Staff re the 2006 MiG deal.
    Roshan Goonetillake ex.Air force Commander. Questioned by the FCID regarding the MiG deal.
    Daya Ratnayake ex. Army Commander re Serious Acts of Fraud in EP and Corruption about the removal of scrap iron from the Kankesanturai Cement factory.
    Jayanath Colombage . ex Commander of the Navy charged over the Avant Guard case.
    Somatilleke Dissanayake ex Commander of the Navy charged over the Avant Guard case.
    Jayantha Perera ex. Commander of the Navy charged over the Avant Guard case.
    Police DIG K. L. M. Sarathchandra arrested for the misappropriation of a vehicle.
    Police DIG Anura Senanayake – remand for allegedly covering up Thajudeen’s alleged murder.
    Major Gen. (Rtd) Mahinda Hathurusinghe:re Serious Acts of Fraud and Corruption re the removal of scrap iron from the Kankesanturai Cement factory.
    Major Gen. (Rtd) Udaya Perera & Director Operations of the Army re Serious Acts of Fraud and Corruption about the removal of scrap iron from the Kankesanturai Cement factory.
    Navy Commodore D.K.P.Dassanayake. re Missing youth 2008-09
    Directors of Military Intelligence Amal Karunasekera and Major Gen. Suresh Sallay. Questioned. Three Navy officers were arrested and tried for the assassination of parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj but all of them were acquitted.”

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    Gota is a con artist and a coward.

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    Go Gota , Rob these fools and make the country bankrupt to teach the modayas a lesson.

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    Gota may like to contest, but unless he is nominated by MR, he cannot win. Whether we like it or not it is the nominee of MR (Gota, Basil or even Namal) who is going to win, as Tamils are not going to vote for MS, RW or anyone nominated by UNP. Tamils feel that it is better to confront an enemy who is behaving like an enemy rather than an enemy who is pretending to be a friend. Present government has not only not fulfilled promises given to Tamils but also is carrying out the same racist policies of the previous government despite complains by Tamils. When Gota consulted US lawyers he was told that if he renounces US citizenship, he cannot get it back. Therefore he will not risk it before he gets the nod from MR to be his choice. Only problem for Gota is Basil who is also staking his claim. UNP candidate whether RW or Sajith or anyone is not going to win, and MS may even end up behind JVP if it contests, with only anti-MR faction of SLFP voting for him.

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      Agree, Gothabaya will make an excellent President. Glad you are behind the man who vanquished Tamil Terrorists.

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    I heard one well known politician for those things get up at 9.00 AM thinking who will help me today, TO whom I would go to Hetti Veediya and help back He also drove the car into the paddy field because some one pinched him in the wrong place.

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    All in the game! I place my bets on the premise that Fonny did it with the full knowledge or approval of Gota and others. The response to the BBC then, shields Fonny, fortifying my premise. Handing over the investigations to some party and claiming it to be the right thing is neither here nor there if the party will cover up the culprits. We already know that the Police, then, covered up the murders of Wasim Thajudeen and Lasantha Wickramatunge. Obviously no political party including that of ones backed by MR would give nominations for Presidency. In my opinion, he is creating a scene for people like us to get excited. With all due respects to the Fourth Estate, any body can call himself or herself as a journalist especially after penning a few published articles as there is no licensing system for journalism. In other words, if I want to pass a message to the society, one of the ways is to get someone to interview me (staged interview) and publish the response. So, I would not bother to find out the antecedents of this so called journalist.

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    I want to see Gota vs Trump in the US election in 2020.

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    Is there a deal that if he wins he will make New King the Prime Minister?

    UNP is unlikely taking in New King this time, even if Chandrika says that or Sampanthar refuses to campaign for Ranil. If Ranil lose leadership, he can’t be the candidate. In that case Brother Prince have a chance of coming as EP. UNP can play a trick. If Sajit allows Ranil to stand for presidency and Ranil may win. Then UNP can win parliament too with that wave. ( In the Local Salp Party won because none of the Slap Party goons’ name where there, but Bud only was there, so Modaya crowd thought it was Old King was standing in there councils. But in Parliament, that kind of confusion is unlikely.). Muslims parties support wining candidate. So if UNP wins with Muslim parties it can have parliament majority too. Then Ranil appoint Sajit as PM. TNA would support again from outside. If all these dreams come true, Ranil can have EP for 2 1/2 years and then give it to Sajit. Sajit can give Ranil the PM post and take over EP. It is not barred in Constitution. After that term Ranil can retire completely.

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    Reality is USA and India are in a strategic partnership. US interests in Ceylon are for access to warm water ports in the Indian Ocean. They have Philippines but they cannot rely on Muslim Indonesia. India is totally afraid of China because of the routing humiliating defeat in 1962. Though now India is militarily superior to China in quality (not quantity) and can easily shoot down Chinese obsolete and backward Airforce planes, they are still afraid. US wants Trincomalee. That is why they send almost monthly “visits” by US warships including Career groups based in the Pacific. USS Carl Vinson dropped in Ceylon and right now in Vietnam. Vietnam has lots of oil and lots of trade with the USA and is openly courting US military presence to neutralize Chinese encroachment in S.China sea

    US will NOT allow RW to be defeated. They will create more anti Muslim riots next year and also create some Tamil Sinhala clashes. With their 30% solid Sinhala base plus almost 100% of TAmil, Indian Tamil and Moor votes RW will become our Next President and the most pro US compliant man we will see. US Ambassador is heavily involved in domestic politics in Ceylon. USAID is engaging in CIA projects now including one where they gave money to UNP seminars pretending to be on human rights and get this get this.. a farce on increasing youth voter participation in elections. What a fucking salmon egg is that? Those arseholes barely cross 50% at national elections in USA and American youth barely cross 40% whereas we cross 85% at almost all elections. So it was another CIA project to get people specially the Catholics and evangelists to vote for UNP in Moratuwa.

    That mad Goat-abaya won’t win.

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    Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse is already great being the Architect of annihillation of LTTE Terrorists considered as world’s most dreaded terrorist outfit in the world and at that time, all the big powers vehemently told that the terrorists are invincible. But, he did the annihilation in style to get rid of our motherland from the scourge of Terrorism.
    Once he becomes the President of Sri Lanka, he will be the 2nd greatest President of Sri Lanka definitely as the 1st being his elder brother His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse.
    He has a no nonsense approach, extraordinary leadership qualities and also a great organizer with a great vision for Sri Lanka.

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      Fully agréé with NTW. Once he decided to destroy the racist Tamil Terrorists, Gothabaya did not waver in his resolve. He gave the terrorists and their racist backers what they deserved. These ungrateful racist dogs of war who received free education, free health care used to dance in the streets after killing innocent Sinhala women and children, their fellow citizens now complain about what Gothabaya did. They can rejoice looking at the photo of the fat, racist pig Prabha lying in mud staring at the sun with a hole in his head. Thank you Gothabaya, for saving the country.

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      Nimal Tissa Wijetunga

      “Gotabaya Rajapakse is already great being the Architect of annihillation of LTTE Terrorists considered as world’s most dreaded terrorist outfit in the world and at that time, all the big powers vehemently told that the terrorists are invincible. “

      Where did you get the idea Dr Gotabhaya (DSc) was the Architect of annihillation of LTTE Terrorists?

      Who said/considered/certified LTTE as the most dreaded terrorist outfit in the world?

      “But, he did the annihilation in style to get rid of our motherland from the scourge of Terrorism.”

      Dr Gota (DSc) himself said without Hindia Sri Lanka would not have won the war.

      “Once he becomes the President of Sri Lanka, he will be the 2nd greatest President of Sri Lanka definitely as the 1st being his elder brother His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse.”

      Did you place the crooked brothers as first and second in the ranking because both managed to kill more civilians than any other past presidents or Prime Ministers and looted the coffer left right and center?

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      Nimal Tissa Wijetunga
      Gotabhaya has a great vision for Sri Lanka???? Really, what is it? If you know, you should be able to summarize it in 4 sentences. Is this vision a borrowed one from Mahinda same as Mahinda’s voters?
      Unlike Maithree who contested in 2015 without Mahinda and received 6.2 million (I didn’t vote him), can Gotabhaya contest without Mahinda’s support and win?
      If he has a great vision, he should be able to gain votes for his vision.

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    Gota will be the next President of United States of America after dumping Trump, as he is a USA national.

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    ඇමෙරිකන් පුරවැසියෙකුට ඒ රටේ පුරවැසි කම අත හැරල ඇවිත් ලංකාවෙ ජනාධිපති කමට ඉල්ලන්න පුලුවන්නම් අපි හිලරි ක්ලින්ටන්ට එන්න කියමු එයාට දේශපාලනය ගැන හොද දැනුමක් වගේම ඉගෙනීමකුත් තියෙනවානෙ. ඇමෙරිකාවෙත් ජනාධිපති වෙන්න බැරිවුන එකේ එයාට ලංකාවෙ චාන්ස් එකක් දෙමු. ලංකාවට ආයෙමත් එකේ බලපෑම් එන එකකුත් නෑ. :D

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    The ‘Wanda Pethi’ and aftermath was just preparing the stage for this Gota announcement or rather a challenge/threat..
    GoSL does not have the loyalty of Lankan Police. Who controls them?
    Watch this space.

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    “For the first time Gotabaya Rajapaksa admits that he will run for President in 2020 if he is asked and he would give up his American Citizenship.”

    If this dreaded man succeeds, it will be the biggest tragedy of Sri Lanka. He may use sweet talk now to entice and hoodwink the people, but it “same s..t but different smell”. what is the difference between this illiterate Gota and all others including J.R.Jayawardene, SWRDB, Premadasa, Chandrika, Mahinda, Ranil and Maithri. All these fellows were and are responsible forturning our once beautiful and prosperous country into a lawless, poverty stricken banana republic during last 70 years.
    Gota is another Papa Doc Duvalier of Haiti in disguise. Our children must be taught about Papa Doc Duvaliera and what he did in Haiti.

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    You will be surprised, our people are so intelligent, they might vote for this animal. Gamanpila said, Gota is Sri Lanka’s Putin.

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    SUDU VAN Ko Yako Gota…

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    Better the devil you know. That is the reason why Pohottu won the election a month ago.

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    This anti Buddhist fake journalist appear to have forgotten that the largest number of Buddhist monks were arrested by this governing junta under various pretexts. So they do not have a problem in arresting any monk. But they WILL NOT arrest a monk if that monk serves their purpose. Instigating communal unrest serves the current agenda of this governing junta in diverting people’s minds away from the failures of the govt, the massive corruption scandals of the high ups and the general chaos this failed govt has created in the country. So why should this junta arrest any monk who may be involved in instigating communal unrest?

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    Does this fake journalist tells us that the PM who accused SF of complicity in Lasantha’s murder was lying (or a liar)?

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    PLEASE LET THE PEOPLE KNOW;
    WHO
    KILLED
    LASANTHA?

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