27 January, 2023

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Gota Granted Bail

Colombo Chief Magistrate has granted bail to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Nissanka Senadhipathi and 6 others on the Avant Garde case.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa today appeared before the Colombo Chief Magistrate following an order issued to him and seven others to be in Courts over the controversial Avant Garde case where Gotabaya along with several others were alleged to have made a profit amounting to Rs. 11 billion.

Apart from Rajapaksa and Nissanka Senadhipathi, the others who appeared before Court were Sujatha Damayanti, Maj. Gen. Palitha Fernando, Karunaratne Bandara Adhikari, Somatilaka Dissanayake, Jayanath Colombage and Jayantha Perera. They were asked to appear before court following bribery charges filed by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption.

In August, The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption filed a case at the Colombo Magistrate Court against Rajapaksa, and seven others. The eight suspects have been charged for allowing Avant Garde to maintain a floating armoury, thereby resulting in them making an unlawful profit of Rs. 11. 4 billion.

On September 6, the Commissioner arrested both Senadhipathi and Fernando and produced them before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya, who released them on bail on the same day. On September 20, the Commission filed an application at the Colombo High Court seeking the bail order be revised.

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  • 34
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    to attend another wedding of the ruling class?

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      Wijedasa Rajapakse said that he will never let Gota be remanded.

      At least there is one politician who keeps his word!

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        One politician in this government who keeps his word and has a half decent brain!

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          Words – That “half decent brain” you speak of is the cunning part, the other half is hardly “decent”, especially when a Minister of Justice promises “that he will never let Gota be remanded”.

          How can any “decent” member of the Judiciary (let alone the Minister!) promise something that may be contrary to the law???!!!

          As usual, you are pandering to the criminals that you unabashedly support, in spite of the doublespeak that are so very well versed in!

          You are hardly as smart as you imagine yourself to be when you are so transparently hypocritical!

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        Neither would the “Dasaya of Victors” allow Senadipathi to be in the lock up, so that he could get a freeby holiday in US or elsewhere for him and his family by courtesy of Avant Garde.

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      Sir,

      How is it possible to play out 11 billion bucks and not spend a single night in a Police cell?

      To add salt to the wound, the same guy mingles at star class hotel weddings with nation’s PM & President. At the same table!

      Meanwhile, a starving guy who was caught pick-pocketing at Lipton Circus is being beaten up senseless by dumb members of Sri Lanka’s stupid electorate as we speak. The very same idiots, who beat him up, elect corrupt monkeys, who steal billions from the state.

      Unfortunately that pick-pocketing, petty criminal will be handed over to Colombo 7 Police, where he will be tortured overnight.

      Most likely, he will succumb to severe internal injuries and die later on. Nobody will -raise an eyebrow.

      Long live “The Righetous Sri Lankan State”!

      Cheers!

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        Robbing/plundering the wealth of a nation and abducting/killing all those who opposed is a worst crime than treachery. Such people are not fit to be in the society and should be confined to jail for ever.

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        Long live our Darmadeepaya.

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          Hothambaya is a very good SINHALESE BUDDHIST, not like us,
          mind you, a Sinhalese Buddhist from Dharmadeepa a good Buddhist ancestral back ground who visit Buddhist and Hindu temples every now and then to wash their family Sins,
          A family of kings, who observe 5 Buddhism noble precepts, with a noble hearts.keeping them like noble wows helping Balu Balu Sena.
          AND BECAME one of the global caretakers family of Buddhism beating Dalai Lama.
          [we are Buddhist Sinhalese, who try to observe at least 2 or 3 precepts with very difficulties as Former and present Governing Kings and their families were/ are trying to save the only True Buddhist’s country ].

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            and the pope gave him an audience.
            Goata does not make wine or beer.

      • 4
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        What if this 18 billiion was brought to. S. L. all the people canlive in a lap of luxury. How come it is not found so far. Even Warren buffets wife does not have that much more like three billiion Get real folks can this amount of money vanish without a trace. This is loose talk that is so coommon among the politicians for gaining points at the expence of another. It is time for people to put their thinking caps on.

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          sarojini

          “Get real folks can this amount of money vanish without a trace.”

          I know an accountant in deep south who tells me he and his partners could make figures disappear or materialize from accounting ledgers.

          If you really want to check his abilities, please transfer $18 Billion dollars to his bank account.

          The master magician David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty vanish.

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            N.V. you got liberty by ba**s

            “master magician David Copperfield”
            Computer card trick… ha ha.

            to speak the truth one need not think.

            we feel the truth we should not think the truth.

            David Copperfield could never win a lottery.

            At a casino they shuffle one pack of cards for players to see but dish out from another.

            its all in the mind

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            Native (fake) Vedda,

            $18 million is a load of nonsense. The Federal Reserve tracks large US dollar transfers of money as a matter of routine. No such transfer (or a series of transfers amounting to $18m) has been detected. So don’t lose sleep over it.

            Besides has the FCID recovered a single cent yet of money stolen from the public purse? It is simply there to harass the Rajapakses and their cronies.

            By the way the Sinhalese did not invent the zero but the Buddhists did. I remember you were harping about it some time back. More on the zero, perhaps later.

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              stupid student,
              “The Federal Reserve tracks large US dollar transfers of …”

              “El Chapo” drug ring was arranged with fake transfers by FBI.
              Only USA can print $$ money franca.

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              Good student with bad education

              “Besides has the FCID recovered a single cent yet of money stolen from the public purse?”

              Does the FCID really want to track down missing billions? Could open a can of worms.

              “By the way the Sinhalese did not invent the zero but the Buddhists did.”

              Then of course no problem, though not true.

              Champika the public racist thought zero was invented by Sinhala/Buddhist.

              Champika may want to patent Zero.

              Could you take him to a side and have a word with him.

              By the way, what has Champika’s Sinhala/Buddhism got to do with Buddhism and Zero?

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          sarojini ,

          “Even Warren buffets wife does not have that much more like three billiion Get real folks can this amount of money vanish without a trace”

          Inside Job:The global financial meltdown that took place in Fall 2008 caused millions of job and home losses and plunged the United States into a deep economic recession.

          The money never went in flames and Enron Skilling’s had his conviction reduced thanks to top man Sri Sri Srinavasan (son of professor maths,mum computer science prof)
          future supreme court judge if Trump wins.
          Hillary is ego and greed.

          Authority is the truth.

    • 23
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      Now I have every right to call for International Jury
      to go with lanken on going investigations.

      Our prevailing system is truly saying – NO POWERFUL enough catch SHARKs.

      This bailing out- has become like going to bathroom and leave the place

    • 20
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      it is now high time to rise against this injustice – we the civil organisations should do our job – that was the wish of our leader Rev. Sobitha Thero.

    • 16
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      No Rajash, nothing as pleasant as that. A little bird tells me that poor Gota has a minor medical condition that will need intervention in some handy foreign country. Namal putha will recommend a good foreign clinic. Aney, Aney!

    • 4
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      Released to attend another VIP’s wedding.

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      Rajash

      You are walking on the banana skin. Be careful. You are unable to coordinate your mind. Petty issues are bothering you too muck. Put them in the waste bin.

      Do you know NCP chief Minister is the agent of Baya-Gota. Baya-Gota wants to go to jail when C V Wigneswaran sabotage the constitution making process. His in-law Vasudevan Nanayakaran is very happy with CVW for coming to the aid of Baya-Gota.

      You went to Jaffna and came back satisfied of tasting the bathapu Jaffna lagoon fish. Nothing else provoked your thoughts.

      You are real Bandakka.

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        Dankottuwa Manike

        Rajash “You are walking on the banana skin”

        thanks for the compliment its a great skill.

        Dankottuwa Manike you keep falling on banana skin.

    • 0
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      Yeah… its a big scam…..

      They will not catch for any of his crimes. The YAHAPALANA govt., is nothing but an extension of the same slavery to the Jewish (IMF/World Bank) systems that supported almost 99% of all the rulers whom were elected by the FAKERY they call “The Socialist, Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka”.

      45 Billion US Dollar debt is the weapon of the US/British/Israeli Jews to control the muck headed Sinhala Zionist Elites who are still hanging on to the ever destructive Mossad/MI5/CIA initiated/backed “SINHALA ONLY – Supremacist” ideology.

      Its a splattering of the dark stinky stool over face of the population when they happen to see RANIL, MAITHREE and the Racist GOTA happily enjoying the Wedding gala of Maithree’s brother’s son’s wedding.

      What is the message the people get over all this drama????
      The Answer: They are all one group of brotherhood (Like the Freemasonry of the JEWS). They never betray their brother when he is in trouble. They will somehow find a way to escape him from trouble and save him in the end.

      Who are the losers…… the general public.

      Watch this for a brain clean-up….:

      USURY – THE DESTRUCTIVE SYSTEM OF SLAVERY OF THE JEWS
      NWO Communism by the Backdoor – Part 16
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8p4ke4-W8k

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        The gold and silver were robbed from the general public in the US by the Jewish bankers in the 1930 and installed the Federal Reserve, a private bank to control the US Treasury.

        All the Jews celebrated the day Roosevelt conspired on behalf of the filthy Jews to steal the entire nation.

        Sri Lanka happens to be one those client state of the Jewish system that goes about inventing racial wars on a perpetual basis starting with the Tamils and then turning on the Muslims and Islam on their part of the WAR ON ISLAM. It was completely managed by the Te Aviv – Mossad with the training of the racist piggy groups in the likes of JHU/BBS/SR/Ravana Balakaya, Mahinda’s team and the racist politicos from the mainstream parties with the FULL BACKING from the Sinhala Zionist Media (Private and State run).

        Gota is still saved by the system despite his outright robbery of the treasury and usurping private big time companies employing his proxies under the leadership of Dhammika Perera, the entities in the likes of Heyleys, Delmege, Volanka, Ceylinco etc.

        Gota still have the backing of the Tel Aviv for his contribution in his creation of the (subverted) Defense Ministry Financed BBS and its WAR ON ISLAM successfully carrying out the military style ambush operation in the Aluthgama Pogrom.

        Gota part played in the annihilation of the North and clearing up private lands in the communist revolution style and Israeli land grab style destruction to own up the lands from the Tamils for the future benefit of the US/British globalisation strategy to gear up face the Geo Political realities arsing from the UN/Catholic Church backed NWO launching World War 3 preparations.

        Very soon, the Sinhala population will see how sneakily the Jewish enterprise occupy the Trinco harbour land for their South Asian Military Base to face up the challenges posed by the China/Russia/India alliance in the future.

        The entire Sri Lankan state along with its proxy groups in the likes of BBS/JHU will help the Jews to achieve their plans. That’s the day, the people will start to do a reverse engineering in their thoughts to find out the origin of the Racist project of the Sinhala Only initiated by the Rothschild’s training camp educated (Oxford University educated) or brainwashed Sinhala Zionist elites and their implementation of draconian laws to bring about racial conflicts that drew the bloods of the population and pitting the country into deep debts…. 44 billion Dollars as at today.

        Despite knowing the corrupt nature of Mahinda gangs, the Common Wealth scumbags awarded Mahinda with the comedy show they called Summit Conference that allowed Mahinda to borrow more money and steal 70% of them and dumping the wealth in the foreign Jewish Banks for which the people had been made to shoulder the burden running into the future for many generations of the stupid Sri Lankan populace.

        Prince Charles and his family is the main drug dealers in the present world cannot choose anyone better than MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE as a leader of Sri Lanka.

        Have you wondered what happened to the heroin container that was caught during Mahinda’s tenure???? Jewish connection made it possible to sweep it under the carpet. No one got caught, and everybody is happy in the end.

        Please Watch:

        1. The Rothschilds Robbery (Jewish Banker and the owner of the World)
        NWO, Communism By The Back Door, Part 20
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdJS_sN26Rs

        2. THE FAKE ROYALS OF THE BRITAIN

        ( Non Royal Queen Elizabeth hijacking the monarchy)
        Part 1 Greg Hallett: Striking Queen Elizabeth II with a Black Wand; Interviewed by Jim Fetzer
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6sDr41u6ec

        3. The Meaning of the Paris Attack – The British Royal connection
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqtmKy0YwDE

        4. The DRUG MAFIA of the World – Prince Philip
        ‘Mafia, Blackmail & The New Zealand Government’
        http://www.hallettreport.com/No1.html#.V-_-k_B942w

      • 1
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        You folk have no brain so you multiply like feeder rats in the west too and capture electorates and cling on for life.

        Why don’t you follow Lebbe of Sierra Leon and carry out Green Jihad at your homestead Kollonawa- dirt mountain??

        LESTER PLEASE COME IN YOU HAVE A PARTNER TO PLAY – ISLAM VS REST

        Ashkenazi.

  • 14
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    Great Man. We stand with you Sir

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      GREAT MAN – my foot.

      if you call him as great – so you need to use it also for Northkorean Babaric politicas.. dont you think so.. or are u son of that bone licking muslim MP… ?

    • 11
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      Standing with him near Panadura Nolimit?

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        wrong time wrong saying! twee, twee, tweetwee.

        • 4
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          What is wrong with that? [Edited out] ordered to set fire on musilm owned fashion store Nolimit in Panadura. Now or anytime a muslim is standing with that racist is foolishness and boot lickingness.

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      Zaheeeeeer

      “Great Man” my foot ! I am sure all the other readers would join me in sending you a coded message –

      3 7 O H S S V

      what makes you think so ?

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        He should be one another lanken who fell intoxicated by blatant lies spread by Rajaakshe media.
        Had the civil war been that easier to win as the stupid folks believe even today – ANY SINGLE leader would have got behind it.
        To the end of 2008, LTTEers became weaker and weaker since their political wing had been broken to all the end after their leaders died. And ltte was criticised by all the high soils of the world, thanks should go to late golden son of the nation – Kadirgamar under the CBK administration. But as it is always the case, the relay race put th stop in the first term of Rajaakshes. As many civil groups prove the mental of MR at the time, he took the office was so low.. Dr. Amila thero makes it very clear – the way how the society groups strengthened the morals of the army and the forces as awhole.
        Stupid people of this country would never see it right. So long you guys are the representatives to them. How come you ever started with a degree course if you cant get this ?

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      Want to fill the jails wit him (if at all anyone has the real intention to punish the culprits)…

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      Well said Zaheer. We stand by Gota. He is a great man. Jayawewa!!!

      This case against Avant Guard has only created lot of unemployed people and loss of income for the Govt. Ranil is a fool that’s why Uncle Sam, Modi and TNA put him in power because he will do anything they ask so that he can stay in power!

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        YOU CAN BETTER SWIMM ON THE FLOWING TOILET PITS OF GOTACO: BUT PLEASE DONT ABUSE INNOCIENT MASSES.

  • 24
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    Is Gota above law ?

    Why this Bailing out ?

    Please define Bailing out… else, we have not the least respect to lanken JUSTICE system anymore.

    Current media shows have taken us to now where. We are so fed up of the kind of news.

    Yoshita was given his passport back to have his ass surgeries.
    Then this again – what could come next ?

    Why not Basil be given the same RATA KANA MINISTRY ? What will be the difference ?

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      Leelawathi,
      it is the same way how Hirunika was bailed out within 1 hour and the same way pa.cha. ranawaka, Chathura Senarathne (Son of Rajitha Senarathne) and Vijitha Herath.
      So are these four above the law ?
      and you never questioned why were they were bailed out so quickly.
      Ha ha ha

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        You must be one another licker that is why you see it that way.

        How can AVAND garde issue be compared with that of what Hirunika s immaturity costed her job that way ? If you are not a child, you should be able to differenciate it.

        We now perfectly know some dont even dare to question knowing that Gotabaya was behind all the high alarming human attacks being made during the high days of his office. Be it with the murder of Lasantha, disspearenace of Ekaniligoda, Wasim s murderer or unknown number of missing of the poor, many other untold incidents sofar… were all deliberately done under the DIRECT command of former Defence secretary.

        They covered all these, putting Mahasanga and the rituals before them, sending the message accross to the punnakku eating folks- how sobre they have been by their behaviours. But truth was, wthin their 4 walls, they had always been planning to harm the other AS no other politicians of the land.

        Sad truth is, ballige puthas of your kind would never grasph it or would take unsual amount of calaories to get it finally. Or you guys are born stupid not allowing you to get it in this life.

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          Leelawathie you stupid imbecile of a woman,

          Please don’t blame Gota for everything. And it is thanks to Gota and his brother MR that Sri Lanka is free of Prabakaran and his extreme violence.

          What short memories some ungrateful Sinhalese scum have.

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            I may be stupid, but not as you the ilk have been. Just because you the punnakku eaters continue thinking that Gota and his brother did the job- we must not share the part.

            pLEASE THE NAME OF GOD, DONT LET THE WAR VICTORY AGAINST THE REBELL GROUP TO BE USED AS A LICENCE THOSE MEN TO RAPE YOUR MORALLY AND PHYSICALLY: YOU WILL LEARN IT LET ALONE TOMORROW: one should have brains to get it. You the naive people would go on licking them many more years but please let the innocient to see it right. Future generations will then only be grateful to you.

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            Good student: [Edited out] of mother lanka have the right to continue thinking so, but that will never lead THE MASSES forward. Even if Germany, NPD (nazi supporting fractions) is still there, but they have no power to rise up and get on neck and neck, since all powerful parties would not allow them the nationalists.
            You may be an idiot – calling you student but to sit with all barbaric thought bearers- OHOMA YANG.

            All forms of scum of ALL WALKS OF LIFE incl, GMOA of the country were manipulated by Raja and Siblings during the day of your guru.Now being unable to digest all, they have been called for instigations….. for your eyes, they are just political revengeful acts, but to anyone with a little brain, as we see it today, …. they have looted the name of so called war victory to abuse the easy targets. Unfortunately, be it about vehicles used or any huge fund abuses, they have not let any records so that the authorities active today can trace and find the bits easily.

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            Good student with bad education who suffers from ignorance

            “And it is thanks to Gota and his brother MR that Sri Lanka is free of Prabakaran and his extreme violence.”

            Instead thank VP, Hindia and her allies for freeing this island from Prabharan and his extreme violence.

            “What short memories some ungrateful Sinhalese scum have.”

            The same one you cherish.

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      Leelawathie Akke,

      all these men are so thick skinned bastards. They did it to the core as no other politicians did since independence. We were caught for the second time since Premadasa ended it with all high human loses in late 80ties.

      Believe or not, like or not, allow or not, all these high crimes perpetrated by Rajaakashe siblings will boomerang on them if not today tomrorw.

      How many bailing outs will have to go more, to reach the real conviction is my enegma.

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    Avant Garde case – is not a high profile fraud anymore ?

    When Wasim s murder will be announced as was not a murder ?

    When Lasanths a murder will be anounced as was not a murder perpetrated by Rajapakshe men ?

    Had GOLDEN SON OF THE NATION- LATE Sobitha Thero was alive, HE WOULD COLLPSE BEING UNABLE TO HEAR THESE THINGS TODAY:

    We are the unlucky digest these news….. OMG

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      In this line of thinking, why has Sarath Fonseka not been questioned re the
      activities of the Army IS and the death of Lasantha, so far. Did he join the UNP to be protected and avoid all this?

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    RE: Gota Granted Bail

    “Colombo Chief Magistrate has granted bail to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Nissanka Senadhipathi and 6 others on the Avant Garde case.”

    So going to Dudley Sirisena’s son’s wedding and schmoozing with Gamarla Maitripala Sirosena is paying off.

    This is called Yahapalanaya!

    Wheels Within Wheels: Gota At Dudley Sirisena’s Son’s Wedding

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/wheels-within-wheels-gota-at-dudley-sirisenas-sons-wedding/

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      Good governance is no meaninful to a culture which is rotten by corruption.

      First people should have been brought up to the levels… to fight against … if law makers would go wrong.. to stand against.. instead of doing so, biased journos continue giving their hands to rather all corrupted men than the others that fight against corruption.

      That can die down as a dream only. Every second is more into Corurption than good governance.. so how can Gamaralaa or any others to go for it ?

      Sad truth –

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        Which has been made rotten by Rajakashe, kith and kin and all the SOCIAL scum of them. These bread crumbs looted it as no other would do.

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    Gota will soon rule this country. . Oh.. and now the haters can start feverishly replying this post with insults and animosity! :)

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      What do you mean by “this country”? My definition for that would be a country full of dumb idiots (just like you) who think stealing public property is OK just because he was part of the team that rescued a country plagued with terrorism. Water doesn’t mix with Oil, they are two different things.

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      Words – ” Gota will soon rule this country”

      We are aware that this is your most fervent hope so you can once more be the editor of that worthless ‘Nation’ rag and help your patrons with your Goebbelsian claptrap.

      Dream on dreamer!

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    Staying in this country is just pointless.

    Its quite clear the Sri Lankan politicians rule the country.

    Bring the British back, Please!

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    bail is just another word.
    On Vasco da Gamas 2nd trip to Kochi the locals kept a few portugese as `bail`(trade deficit) Vasco destroyed those 3 towns and took away the biggest loot 16 ship loads.
    9/11 an american spy plane crashed with chinese in chinese air space and the chinese returned after having stripped and checked the functioning of it (but they did just 60%)

    The government cannot win this case.
    It is multi billion dollar business.

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    The days are being counted to reach your bro Duminda in Welikada. Wait you [Edited out].

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    better to give him a place in today cabinet, if they find him okay…. then we can fully stop go against any of the high profile frauds.

    Even today, these men and their media men do theirjob as had been before.

    I personally believe, current adminstration has no control over biased journos.

    Give us any exmaple, where, Rajakashes have been questioned on the high crimes alleged to have been investigated ?

    Today, too, they roam as if multi killers are allowed to continue raping and doing their fradualent high crimes further.

    This is what we experience today. Not an inch is moved forward.

    Stagnations of all handlings.

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    In the most controversal interview given by Gota to BBCs hard talk few years ago

    ” he questioned is that not right thing to do going to courts if any journalists behave like Lasantha…. hi hhi .. hu hu… who is lasantha bla bal… loosing even his temper as turning him a 4-legged “….

    But today, the very same men question …. why are they callled for investigations ? These are all political revenge taken on them bla bla…

    In the same time, penisless governor allow this man to be scot free why ?

    Alone the whitevanning and the story set by Wanathamulle sunil is not sufficient to prove his babaric extra judicial activities as a former defence secretary.

    If all was allowed to this men, as had been the case prior to 8th Jan 2015, what could be the end…. sure, they would have gone beyond any dictators on the world.

    We the sinhalayas or srilankens as a whole should be ashamed NOT to have done the due yet in this country.

    Prabakanran activities we must not compare with that of an elected leader by its folks, rebell leaders are rebells … they have records on doing all high crimes, BUT WHAT MATTERS IS IN THE NAME OF GOOD LEADERS TO DO THE JOB OF REBELLS. that was the reason to corner Rajakashes. NOTHIGN ELSE:

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    How can a President and PM be in the company of an accused days before the hearing? Pictures speak thousand words.

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    Let The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and the CIA get involved in all these Rajapaksa cases and see how soon things start to get caught and exposed including those trying to play a “Game of Shape” (Sri Lankan term for cover up). Come on, let’s see a speedy clean up shall we. Way over due!!!

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    Deal Maker Dudley Sirisena has overtaken Mister 10% Basil.
    If the Justice Minister DEAL DASA says he said not to arrest Gota in connection with Avant Garde it surely means that the AG had intended to order his arrest or was building a case which could have led to it. Otherwise one cannot understand why the minister should instruct the AG not to order the arrest. And if there was no evidence to justify an arrest why go to the extent of instructing the AG? That is clearly political interference in the judicial process and it is the minister who said he had so instructed. The question is why. If Justice Minister DEAL DASA thought there was no prima facie evidence against Gota that is his view and it is by no means infallible like legal opinions often are. It is not for him to make that judgment and then DEAL DASA Rajapakshe has much to answer for. Why did he interfere in the AG’s department? Under what authority did he do so? What was the reason behind his overstepping his ministerial duties? These are some of the questions that the public would want the Justice Minister to answer now that he refuses to do what Marapana did.

    All in all the Colombo Chief Magistrate GP is a Rajapaksa lackey.

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      If what you say is true then it is truly shameful.Looks like our justice system is rotten too.

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    All of them should have also been charged with possession of 300 illegal weapons with numbers erased which were found on board the Avant Garde by the navy.
    This news was in the media, but ‘swept under the carpet’ later.
    Such weapons could be sold only to terrorist groups.

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    Travesty of justice;

    160 lawyers appeared for these alleged squanderers of national assets. 60 Lawyers for Gota and 100 for the other rogues. I wonder why so many at the initial stage. Do they really possess so much wealth to pay the lawyers. Or these lawyers are so cheap for Rajapaksas. Either way the lawyers represent a part of failed judicial system in the country.

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      For some reasons, JVPrs stay mum

      why ?

      We all should go against all these JOKEs being produced by today Justice system.

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      Sinhala Banda

      “Either way the lawyers represent a part of failed judicial system in the country.”

      Did failure of the judicial happen over night?

      Why hasn’t Gota appointed his nephew Namal and brother MR to represent his interest in the case?

      Those 60 odd lawyers represented him probably benefited from Gota who was the official state executioner in chief or hoping to benefit in the future.

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    What I heard, Gota will be acquitted from this case because the accusation against him is illegal weapons – weapons used LTTE. but he is being prosecuted for bribary.

    So, the result will be acquittal.

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    Yahapalanaya is another fraud. Right now, Yahapalana aministers earning “political donations” that makes the govt lose billions.

    But, they will be prosecution by another govt because they havn’t done anything wrong.

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    What utter nonsense is this !!
    I simply cannot understand why the RW & MS Govt is hellbent on belittling and ridiculing our war heroes that were at the forefront of ending our 30 yr conflict against the LTTE that has been the scourge of our nation.

    Where were these ‘card board heroes’ at the height of the war ?
    Did RW or the likes of Ravi K etc actually heed the call for unity by the then Govt in the country’s hour of need and support the war effort or did they merely hide under their beds in fear and take pot shots at the war effort, even going to the extent of telling the world that their newly found friend the Field Marshall was not even fit to lead the Salvation Army !!

    The so called ‘floating armoury ‘ of Avant Guard was not done in secret but out in the open with cabinet approval. The initiative taken by the Govt enabled Sri Lanka to be placed on the map as a hub for maritime security provision enabling valuable forex to be earned.

    Cabinet decisions are collective decisions made by the cabinet ministers and it is no secret that MS was a leading influential cabinet member of the then Govt, being the SLFP general secretary as well. It is for this very reason that he was acting Defence Minster many times including the controversial last stages of the war. As a senior member of the cabinet, did MS object to the Avant Guard deal in cabinet or wholeheartedly approve the transaction?

    I am a firm believer of the need to rid our country of corruption and as such, if there are genuine acts of corruption please investigate and prosecute to the fullest extent. However, let’s not try to use the corruption card to go on a political witch hunt on drummed up charges of corruption to play the gallery and achieve cheap political mileage.

    It is a crying shame that the Govt has stooped to such a low level belittling the war heroes and trying to gain petty political mileage to further their own interests and do the dirty work on behalf of their benefactors to the detriment of the nation. For the last two years the Govt has done nothing but, go after anyone connected with MR and the war effort, retired all the senior commanders with frontline combat experience etc, all in the name of yahapalanya.

    Isn’t it time that the Govt actually rolls up its sleeves, dust the cob webs and get on with the self proclaimed task of nation building and economic recovery without distracting the voting public with these theatrics and side shows. ? Two years is long enough for some kind of learning curve to kick in even with the limitations in grey matter.

    Everyone knows MS is insecure and sore about not having the grassroot support MR has even today, but being the UNP catspaw doing their bidding is not the way to win hearts and minds at grassroot level.

    Please do not forgot that it was the rural folk that lost kith and kin in the war that are ever grateful to Gota and MR for what they achieved for the country and that is something MS or RW can never take away from them.

    As a Sri Lankan it pains me to see what’s happening around me every day and the fact that through our very actions we have shown to the world, that we have incredibly short memories and what an ungrateful bunch of retards we are to treat our war heroes who sacrificed life and limb to create the environment you and I live in today.

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      Oh my my…..another Rajapaksa boot licker. Pardon me for asking, whats your commission for this piece of garbage you have so painstakingly written, bro?

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        Samson my boy, I do not need commissions or lick boots to write the truth about what’s happening around us. It’s not too late for you also to keep an open mind and figure this out for yourself without looking at everything with a myopic lens. Time and time again we the voting public have allowed politicians across the divide to drag the country into the gutter with actions like this which is nothing but political revenge. May be staying in the closet so long and being unable to openly come out has unhinged some of our politicians.

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      Marco Polo

      “I simply cannot understand why the RW & MS Govt is hellbent on belittling and ridiculing our war heroes that were at the forefront of ending our 30 yr conflict against the LTTE that has been the scourge of our nation.”

      Who were the war heroes?

      Do you mean war heroes(?)automatically exempted from war crimes charges and theft?

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    This is completely a political drama.

    IF the LTTE weapons were not in an inventory, that should have been taken into inventories.

    ridiculusmness is govt setting up very profitable companies and handing over it to private sectors and most of the Politicians including Wijedasa Rajapakse, Ratjiha Senarathne taking best benefits out of that. Even Mahinda rajapakse may have spent millions out of it to his use.

    None of those corrected. Instead this drama. All frauds.

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    I have no special likes or dislikes towards Mr Gotabhaya Rajapakse but I have my own reservations about my countrymen. People expect those who claim to be professional to behave like professionals and if not it is inevitable that people will naturally condemn them with disgust.

    Those who know the recent history will remember what Rajapakse promised to the nation when he wants to contest for a second term. He declared to be the Trustee of the Nation (you can see his election manifesto on line). He assured the people a pleasing society free from corruption with an independent justice system guaranteed.

    However, when he was elected, what he did was completely the opposite. He destroyed the independence of the judiciary with abolition of the Constitutional Council through the 18th amendment. Chased the Chief Justice home, who at least at her latter part in office, refused to be submissive to him.

    Right thinking people will never forget the battlefield in the Superior Court complex when Rajapakse’s advisor, Mohan Peiris, sent to Supreme Court to accept and perform the office of the CJ by force. Cars of all lawyers were checked, including to boots, at the entrance by Mr Gotabaya’s men for CJ Bandaranayake. Then to please and to make the judges amenable to Mohan Peiris they were offered Mercedes. I don’t think any reasonable person with common sense will approve these nonsensical politics betraying the democratic rights of the whole nation.

    The biggest blunder was the amending of the constitution to please the desire of one individual, Mahinda Rajapakse, to contest for further time, that effectively destroyed all what he had earned. Had Rajapakse been more prudent and fielded Gotabhaya at the end of his 2nd term things would have been different but too much greediness for power eluded everything to poor Rajapakse.

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      Those who know the recent history will remember what Rajapakse promised to the nation when he wants to contest for a second term. He declared to be the Trustee of the Nation (you can see his election manifesto on line). He assured the people a pleasing society free from corruption with an independent justice system guaranteed.

      Above statement doe snot make sense.

      I think, he did not go against his brothers’s policies. Mahinda Rajapakse was a bull inside the Treasury. He allowed his brothers, children, relatives and supporters to steal the way they are pleased. It is said, Gamini Senarath, Mahinda Rajapakse office cleark is one very rich guy. It is the same with his children, Basil and other relatives. chamal Rajapakse’s son escaped because father was with the yahapalana guys.

      In comparison to that, gota did not steal the way others did. If gota had stolen, by now Sarah Fonseka has skinned him alive.

      I think it is difficult to be a saint in a world full of thieves.

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      Nagananda@

      Quote
      I don’t think any reasonable person with common sense will approve these nonsensical politics betraying the democratic rights of the whole nation.
      Unquote

      Last election results proved that we have over 58lacks of people that belong to the category that approved nonsensical politics betraying the democratics rights of the nation.

      So what more proofs we need further ?

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      Hello Nagananda;

      “Had Rajapakse been more prudent and fielded Gotabhaya at the end of his 2nd term things would have been different but too much greediness for power eluded everything to poor Rajapakse.”

      I don’t understand your conclusion, are you telling us replacing one dirty Machiavellian leader with another equally dirty Machiavellian from the same family is desirable. If so you are wrong under the veneer of patriotism that Rajapaklsas have displayed publicly lies a true and dirty HEDONIST family.

      MR and DR took bold decisions to defeat LTTE terrorists, The nation must be thankful and I salute them and say thank you very much. End of the story.
      This clan have used Buddhism to camouflage their hedonistic behavior since the defeat of LTTE, As you have said they flouted every rule of the land.
      They are alleged to have aided or abated crimes from money laundering, drug trafficking and murder.

      None of these guys including their children possess any noble qualities or any civility to rule our country blessed by Lord Buddha. They should have faded into oblivion quietly since 2015.

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    Yikes! That wedding celebration where the President and PM sat on the same table with an accused. A fraudster, murderer and a liar. Doesn’t the international community get the cue? Against the protocol.

    Yoshita disrespects court order, goes to Australia for one month. During that time, he will hamper the evidence, bribe the witnesses, gets aunty Violet and Forest out of the mess. I have my doubt that this really is his great aunt. (Chuckle)

    Malinda’s security given bail.

    Namal goes on blah blah condemning the government.

    Daham sirisena, how did he get the money to buy the Hermes belt? What does he know about Hermes brand. Did nissanka Senadhipathy gift it to his father. He can sponsor a trip to Disneyland to the President’s family.

    Gota given bail.

    Basil allowed to take complete rest.

    Muzammil given bail. Some odd characters get jailed, and instantly given bail. Udayanga spared from Interpol arrest.

    What is all this nonsense? Now I don’t see a difference between the 2 factions. They are one and the same and enacting the same drama. This is what Sinhala Buddhism means.

    I can throw up when I hear these news. Third rate, slum like politics.

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      Will Australia give him an visa to enter Australia?

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    So at last we have got one of the King-Pins at least to the dock of the accused. How long? I did not vote for this regime to bring the offenders to the law taking that long. Then opposition made the accusation. We believe that they had all the evidence to do so. We saw the oppulency of the first family, particularly the Lamborghini Kids, and concluded that this has to be true. Why on earth a very long time was taken to complile the evidence at least issue a charge sheet? JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED.

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    President Maithree is having a clear deal with former defense secretary through his bother Dudley. But what appears is ironic former Presidential candidate(now President) promise said stage he will close the airport so those who accuse of robbing money from country will stop leaving the country, and in case maithree looses he will be tortured and buried under six feet

    Gota and Mahinda like kindergarten kids after being bailed out spoke to the media as if they are innocents, and media coolies put full tosses for them to hit sixes.

    Its time for the civil society to rise up. Enough of the boru show.

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    (1) Colombo Chief Magistrate has granted bail to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Nissanka Senadhipathi and 6 others on the Avant Garde case.

    (2) Colombo Fort Magistrate today refused to grant approval for an international warrant through the Interpol to arrest Sri Lanka’s former ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, who is currently in hiding overseas.”
    (3) Yoshitha Rajapaksa and three others, excepting Nishantha Ranatunga, all of whom are accused under the money laundering act over financial irregularities at CSN, have been bailed out.
    (4) Namal Rajapaksa arrested and remanded for allegedly misappropriating Rs. 70 million provided by Indian Real Estate Company Krish Lanka Pvt. Ltd, for the development of rugby in Sri Lanka, was yesterday ordered to be released on bail by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.
    (5) Basil Rajapaksa arrested on charges of an illicit land transaction has been released on strict conditions of Rs. 50,000 cash bail and three Rs.1 million personal bails by Matara Magistrate Miss Yuresha de Silva. Mr. Basil Rajapaksa was ordered to surrender his passport to Court.

    THE FOREIGN EMBASSIES AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS WATCHING ALL THESE ACTIONS BY THE YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT. TIME FOR INTERNATIONAL JUDGES.

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    At this rate we will have to outsource our legal system and get lawyers and judges from abroad for everything! Who are these people who are craftily engineering loopholes to allow these criminals to escape!? Hope that INTERPOL and CIA are documenting who these criminal networks are and how they are covering up and engineering escape strategies for these criminals. Also collect all the evidence linking the “Shape” (Cover up) network and build up cases against them too.

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    I really hate these ungrateful rascals who have posted nasty comments about one of the greatest heroes in Sri Lanka. These idiots have very short memory. They have forgotten what Sri Lanka went through for 30 years and the role played by Gotabhaya to get rid of blood Tamil Tigers. Because of short memory you guys have now nobody talk about the biggest bank robbery in Sri Lanka. Ranil should be impeached for his role in the bank robbery but still for you guys he is ‘Mr. Clean’. Dumb idiots! Hadunnetthi has put that case under the carpet. Money can make miracles.

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      One of the made heros – who is any moment to be declared as a convicted high criminal of the soil.. .if I may so. you guys that live on Punnaku will surely take few more decades to grasph it.

      This man Gotabaya did more harm to the nation than his good done in terms of colombo beautification or any other deals that incurred super rich men out of IRCers or the nation.

      All that led to all levels of social deterioations. Alone BBS dogs to allow go on slaughthering on muslim srilankens is beyond all high crimes. How many of them lost their properties human losses.
      All what remains untold will be coming to light in the days to come.
      Gone were the days, so called cardbord heros hoodwinked you the like ill.
      Jaya niyathai.

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        Hi Simon,

        It is a pity that Gota could not send a white van to pick you. Guys like you are a curse to Sri Lanka. Apart from playing a role in crushing bloody Tamil Terrorists, he made Colombo a butifull place. Now Champuka can not find a place to dump garbage. Gota is a man who work but not talk, Champuka is a man who talk but not work.

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          Even a down syndrome patient (not disrepecting the syndrome) of the nation but not you guy would be aware that – GOta had been away from war field for a long period of 1.5decades.

          This means:

          a)Not anyone with a healthy brain would ever believe that man to be the master mind of the war. We perfectly know when living away from the home country, we deal with our issues coming on us rather than very close every emotional bits of the war ( have been living on the west for the last 3 decades – since university crisis kept us then away from local universities)

          b) Gota is proved to have worked for petro shed, call center or the like as many average lankens would do to surivive while in the states. He himself has added to visiting SARATH fonseka then, that the life has been very difficult to him

          c) His brother won the election, or got won andbecame the president of the country. Then only Gota after 15years had the chance to return the country- he was made the defence secretary and worked on getting close to the army forces/other twoforces too… however, if anyone with a little brain would know, is compelled to know that GOTA CANT BE THE KEY MAN TO KNOW EVERY BITS better ABOUT THE WAR GROUNDS…. since he had been away not just 1 year but long 15 years..(a child of that age would never believe former senior man in the army could have the same strength of army working power, if returned to him to the country -so long we are all normal human beings that share all the abilities regardless of the position awarded.

          Please interview senior army men and compare the views about the knowledge of Gota about the war.

          d)Rajapakshe media Units ascending from day 1 worked hard to paint the picture in favour of Rajaakshe politics and the dynatsy, which was much easier since the opposition was weaker than no times before. EVEN TODAY DERANA AND HIRU ARE ON THE SAME MISSION NOT TO HAVE INTERVIEW RAJAKAHSE FOR ANY OF THEIR HIGH PROFILE ALLEGATIONS/ON GOING INVESTIGATIONS- The reason for oppostion to fall weaker thatdeep had lots of reasons inlcuding their senior leaders were killed and removed from the politics creating vaccums in the UNP.Only troika left was RW. Then again inner party clashes on repeated mode caused them to be not that powerful either

          to be continued………..

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      Most of those who hate Gotha are LTTE sympathizers. There are plenty of them posting on CT.

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      Baiyek, winning a war does not give you a license to murder people, rob the country, sell unmarked weapons to terrorists, have people abducted by white vans and intimidate people into selling their properties cheap! Oh and wait what’s this story that the Organs of dead soldiers were harvested and sold!!? If that is true who ever did that is one sick man.

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    What happened to the suspect Ms. Sujatha Damayanthi Jayaratne, the Deputy Secretary to the Ministry of Defense? She “slipped” out of the country when the investigations commence and to this day she is not present in courts. This time Lawyer Mr. Ramesh de Silva appeared for her and how did he explain her absence from courts? Who granted bail to her? Will she be present at the next hearing? Is she still in the Govt. Service or has she been granted “Leave” officially to go abroad? Is she absconding arrest? The public must know answers to these and very many other questions relating to this case. It is said that she is the person who gave that “Authorization Letter” to operate Avant Garde. Can anyone inform us the present whereabouts of this “SUSPECT”.

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    A man who steals bread to feed family 2 years in jail. Gota stole 1.5billion, he is on bail for Rs 50000. fraud pays.
    I have lost trust in ranil and the gang, next will start a race riot, like 1983, so everything is closed. then race wars again.
    UNP is dangerous , even gnansara was a UNP monk.
    I give another 1 year to this jokers to sought out the country, if not another banana republic. MR/GOTA all free, RS 1000 = 1 USD

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    UNP supporters and the others who voted for them into power are probably at a loss, thinking of the great promises made to them at the last Election.They are quite right if they say “Mea Maxima Culpa.” and let them patiently wait for the
    next Election.What cannot be cured must be endured.So much for the honesty of their elected politicians.

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