20 July, 2019

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Gota Must Lie And Will

By Suranimala Umagiliya

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s recent interview where he attempted to deflect his involvement with the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge is but a futile attempt made to a supine journalist who never asked him any follow up questions. At one point Gotabaya states that he knows who murdered Lasantha and the late Editor’s daughter Ahimsa, who lives overseas must come to him in Sri Lanka to find out who murdered her father.

Every once in awhile Gotabaya wakes up to deflect charges against him when there is a gap in the Presidential stakes within the Pohottuwa Group or when a court case against him is set for hearing. This is rich coming from a man, who under oath in the Mt Lavinia Courts said that the MiG deal was a “Government to Government” sale and there were no commissioned agents. Gotabaya was the Chief Financial Officer and hence the ultimate responsibility lay with him where financial matters of the Defence establishment was concerned. Gotabaya lied under oath. Evidence unearthed and confirmed by the Ukrainian government proves that there was a large difference between the payment received by Ukraine and the amount paid by the Sri Lankan government. Therefore a huge commission was made by someone in between. Remember the Belimissa Holding (a dud Company) that was nominated to be the financier?. It is now evident that it was never a “government to government” deal. Mt Lavinia Court record will show that he gave evidence stating the MiG purchases were above board. He swore in Court…and LIED.Why should he even hesitate to lie about Lasantha’s murder?

The MiG file and the connected papers at Air Force Headquarters have gone missing. Any guesses as to who was behind? Futile effort as other copies were available.

There were several army intelligence officers who were posted to missions overseas at the recommendation of the Ministry of Defence when Gotabaya was Secretary of Defence. Some of them are now named as suspects into the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge. The CID has obtained an order from the Magistrates Court to take charge of a clip from a TV station of a Gotabaya interview where he states that one reporter dares to roam around quite freely, driving his car after criticising the Secretary of Defence (him) which was an obvious reference to Lasantha Wickrematunge. The brave former Secretary of Defence might say the reference was not to Lasantha. That is how brave he is. Of course he cannot deny his infamous “who is Lasantha” quip. Read together these interviews show an in built and uncontrollable hatred towards Lasantha.

Time and again when the going gets hot Gotabaya announces his candidature to run for Presidency. He speaks of his freedoms and fundamental rights to give up his US citizenship without let or hinder from the US State Department. Did he not think that journalists in Sri Lanka had a right to LIFE without let or hinder from the Army Intelligence? Was that not their fundamental right? Right to life is more important than right to give up a citizenship.

Gotabaya thinks different. He rants during the interview that Lasantha’s daughter, first wife, second wife, brother and the Editors together with other journalists who took over the newspaper after the murder, are all overseas. He himself was at the time of the murder and YET a US citizen. Is he saying that they dare not come to Sri Lanka? Why? What would happen to them if they did? Explain Mr Gotabaya. Explain.

Time has not changed Gotabaya. He is as he was when he wielded power. The Rajapaksa clan has to select one of their members to hold power till Namal is ready and Gotabaya would be the worst of the lot.

If a man can take an oath to tell the truth and nothing but the truth in a Court of law where HE WAS THE COMPLAINANT and LIE what would he say when he is the accused.

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    Gotabhaya Rajapakse like all other Rajapakses is first arrogant and second thinks that he is above rule of law of the country. His followers sing him hosannas to make him believe that their clan is untouchable and it is their right to govern us, the ordinary folk

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      Re: Gota Must Lie and Will,

      Of course he will lie and will. Just look at Sirisena. He lies all the time. In addition, he carried out an illegal and unconstitutional coup, and the conspirators are at large.

      These are characteristics of Patta Para-Sinhala “Buddhists”. Their para counterparts are rapidly learning from them.

      So the land is the land of Paras and Liars.

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        Amarasiri what is your type? patta ela sinhala kallathoni? or what?

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      They cheat, they Lie, they bribe, they threat, and they arrange murder.
      How many times he told us that he will get rid of executive presidency?
      How many times he said us that he will go beyond 13+?
      How did he got two-third majority in Parliament to bring 18th amendment? Bribing the MPs.
      How many times he attempted for political coup to capture power illegally? Twice
      He paid 500 million rupees/each conversion.
      Who killed Lasantha and what for? Lasantha had the facts of his corruption.
      Who killed Raviraj? Mahinda used Karuna Amman to abduct and kill him??.
      Who killed Wassim? Mahinda’s son???

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      Believe me, this would end up to the very same nature Fake Premiership of his brother did not work.
      :
      Wait and see, these people would rather be prisoners than leaders for the future.

  • 18
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    All crooks spoil Sri Lanka politics.
    So bad to see these crooks

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    It is important that CT readers read from this Colombo
    Telegraph link of the interview Frederica Jansz had with him in 2012: https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/they-will-kill-you-you-dirty-fucking-shit-journalist-you-are-pigs-who-eat-shit-gota-threatened-again/
    Excerpts:
    GR: Yes I threatened you. Your type of journalists are pigs who eat shit! Pigs who eat shit! Shit, Shit Shit journalists!!! Ninety percent of the people in this country hate you! They hate you!!! You come for a function where I am and I will tell people this is the Editor of The Sunday Leader and ninety percent there will show that they hate you.
    FJ: I don’t think so.
    GR: You don’t? That is your ego!! You are a shit, shit journalist. A f…..g shit. A pig who eats shit! I will go to courts!!! I will not withdraw the case on the MIG deal – this is how you wrote…
    FJ: I had nothing to do with that story so I cannot comment.
    GR: But I will put you in jail! You shit journalist trying to split this country – trying to show otherwise from true Sinhala Buddhists!! You are helped by the US Ambassador, NGOs and Paikiasothy – they pay you!!! ………..
    This interview is the mirror image of this mans’ personality. The man who wants to be our future President!

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      Craig,

      This interview itself is proof of GoTa Rapukse’s low level of education and uncouthness. …

      That is why this uneducated idiot ended up as a Gas Station Assistant and Security Guard in US. ..

      Did GoTa Rajapukse did anything to end the war against LTTE?
      …. NOPE…
      This uneducated shitty moron has BIG EGO, but no brain. .. In fact, GoTa sits on his brain.

      Has he read any book? I doubt ..,… though poses with books around him ……. may be lent by a bunch of fake academics like Dayan, Godahewa et el.

      If he becomes president (only a big IF), Sri Lanka will be an unparalleled Killing Field ..

      Come on Sinhala Buddhists !!!!
      ….Do you want this known killer to be Sri Lanka’s president?

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    I like to see him in prison wearing prison jumpers. But that will not happen as long as Patholaya is President!

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    [“At one point Gotabaya states that he knows who murdered Lasantha and the late Editor’s daughter Ahimsa, who lives overseas must come to him in Sri Lanka to find out who murdered her father.”]
    When the war ended some people requested the Death Certificate of those who perished. GR said sagaciously, “Bring the body”.

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      K.Pillai,
      .
      Gota learned that trick from Kathirgamar who in a BBC interview asked for the addresses of those in Eastern Tamil villages wiped out by the Tsunami if any compensation or support services are to be considered for the East! That rule did not apply to Rajapaksa’s South!!
      .
      Now Gota has learned a new trick from Trump on how to harness a solid extreme block from among the Sinhala Budhists, and will turn to that divisiveness while the rational, informed majority among the majority again opt to stay on the sidelines – only to shed crocodile tears “after the fact”!
      .
      “A stitch in time saves nine” – goes the old wisdom. It is time the Sinhala majority wakes up and take responsibility.

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    craig: Thanks for writing down that conversation between the “Journalist”and “GR”. This “MAN” – GR has “HYPNOTIZED” himself , as usual, to “Propose” himself to be the contender at the next Presidential election. WHY? He needs to send some “Shock Waves” through to the Law Enforcement Agencies, including the Judiciary and the AG, as he is facing very serious charges in varying court cases that are lined up for hearing. The case against him, i.e. the “Misuse” of “Public Funds” to build a “Memorial” for his Late father, got postponed on a “Preliminary Objection” raised by his Lawyer. What is the “Objection”? The Court has no jurisdiction to hear the case. In earlier occasion, the case got postponed, because the Secretary of the UDA (the Public Institution from where the funds were withdrawn) said the “Relevant Documents” asked for cannot be found. Now the Courts have summoned its Chairman to get evidence relating to that matter. Interestingly, GR claims, he has “PAID” back the money. When? Was it after the “Investigations” commenced? Even otherwise that very action of “REPAYING” goes to prove the Funds of that Public Institution was “Illegally” withdrawn and utilized for “PERSONAL USE”. What more documents needed? Let us wait to see how the COURTS would look at it. This is the “FIRST” case against him taken up for continuous hearing by the Special Courts. This “HYPNOTIZED” self proclamation “I am ready, if you are ready” came on the eve of the hearing of this case. Many more “DRAMATIZATIONS” could be seen in days and months to come.

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    Why ask Gota as to who killed late Lasantha.W?
    It is an open secret as it is on record in the hanzard in Parliament, a statement made by Ranil who state he knows who killed Late Lasantha.

    Ms. Ahimsa must ask Ranil as Gota will refer to the hanzard.

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      thondamany

      Are you being suspected of killing Lasantha, Kumar Ponna, Taraki, …… ? Is that why Ranil is keeping a deafening silence?

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    This fellow, all his near and extended family, and all their gangs should burn and rot in the red hot amber of.the hell. Not only, all of them looted and plundered the country, and raped, tochured, and murdered their perceived enemies, all them – big time-plundered private assets and properties too. At their times, Colombo’s property market was at the rock bottom, it’s not because of want of buyers or sellers but fear of this mafia. If they heard, a prime property was on offer, they sent their goons, buy it for a song, and keep it in their proxies name. All of them own huge pail of prime properties, and their proxies are holding them. After war victory, they were in cloud nine, thinking that they were born to rule for ever, and had an open licence to do whatever they wish for, and see what the one above did for them, but still they haven’t learnt any good lessons from it. It’s so pathetic that they find it hard to enjoy, and unable to have good fun with their loots.

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    I challenge.who do not lie in SL politics.

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      Yes there are two, One died and the other yet to be born..

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    gota-must-lie-and-will-lie
    …..and he does lie

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    Gota is a cold blooded serial killer. He just killed 4 innocent men to cover up his Lasantha’s killing. “”Facts Of Operation Kill Lasantha
    The Criminal Investigations Department which took over the investigations into the Lasantha Wickremetunge murder after the Yahapalanaya government came into power has uncovered four deaths connected with the incident. When the case came up before Mt Lavinia Magistrate last week, the CID reporting facts to Court stated that the cover up had commenced from the inception by the Mt Lavinia Police…”””

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    Yeah. Gota will Lie till he goes to lie 6 feet under. If he succeeds in his attempt to become the President, God Forbid, wonder what he will do to those of his family members who did not support him.

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    What is referred in the press as the “MiG deal” must be corrected to “MiG scandal”. Why refer to a “MiG” when there were no air crafts to be delivered. The air crafts referred to in this investigation were not airworthy. These fighters were grounded with terminated safety certification with flight risk even if repaired by Lviv Industries (Ukraine). I got my information from an honest Air Marshal and Air Force insiders that were my friends. These gentlemen were not thieves like those in the defense ministry. The only journalist who knew more of the detail behind this was Mr. Iqbal Athas, the Sunday Times defense correspondent. He escaped many attempts on his life. It was a tragedy that many others had to perish to foul play. Most notably, Mr. Lasantha Wickaramatuga. The other was former cabinet MP Sripathi Sooriyarachshi. Sripathi’s death was recorded as a road accident. This accident should have been a high profile murder investigation of an ousted cabinet minister and MP from the Mahinda administration. He filed charges accusing both Mr. Mahinda and Mr. Gotabaya to the bribery commission on the MiG scandal. Then followed Sripathi’s road tragedy. The vehicle that Sripathi’s traveled on that day was mechanically tampered with. The vehicle’s Electro Control Unit (ECU) was tampered with. It could have been an improvised external signal or device to impede or commandeer the ECU controls while the vehicle was in motion. The ECU operates the vehicles ABS braking system, wheel locking & releasing, traction control with the crank shaft to balance and stabilize the vehicle. To my surprise, I found many years later that a standard vehicle diagnostic test for alignment will not catch a faulty ECU. Thus, diagnosing an ECU tampering is tricky.

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    Mr. Umagiliya,
    Gota was a key figure that helped finished the war against the LTTE terror group. Thanks to him and many others involved, both Sinhalese and Tamils (including yourself) live and move anywhere in the country today, free and without fear.
    In the name of this terror war, how many top ranking officers related to the defense establishment made money before Gota took over the position as Defense Secretary. They too made commissions and bribes by supplying undervalue materials from bullets to boots to airplanes. Did they finish the war? No. Mr. Umagiliya, Do you have any record of them or have you even tried to make a search of them who made big money but miserably failed all of us.
    Let’s assume for a moment that Gota or someone made money out of this so-called MIG deal, but unlike others, Gota finished the war (although you people had not expected it).
    Before 2009, if you asked Sri Lankan people a question like this: “There is a determined army guy who could finish the war but you have to pay him couple millions of $s because he says he needs a particular type of fighter jets to combat the terrorists. He says he will do the job, if not the money will be returned”
    Will the people agree?
    I will easily find 20 million Sri Lankans who say “yes, go ahead and do it because he seems to be a sure shot”.
    Mr. Umagiliya, Many people I questioned in Sri Lanka on this matter looked at me sarcastically and one ordinary guy said “The government must give these fighter jets to Gota (and the Rajapaksas) as war memoirs with a substantial monetary gift equivalent to one billion US$; then none can question them about thefts or bribes or commissions.”

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    ‘Did he not think that journalists in Sri Lanka had a right to LIFE without let or hinder from the Army Intelligence? Was that not their fundamental right? Right to life is more important than right to give up a citizenship.’?

    Gota is a [edited out]. If all the [edited out] are devoid of protection of armed forces, they would shed their true nature without bogus heroism. Vote for a poor educated man. Don’t waste time talking of [edited out].

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    Well known fact. In forensics family history is a key link to criminality and violence. If MR , BR , GR are products of the same lineage, Namal and the other Psycho belong to same family what does it say????? any guesses????

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    Gota;s vipath maga has such luminaries as prasanna ranaweera, prasanna ranathunga, indika anurudhha and nimal lansa. all kudu karayos and big time crooks and uncivilised brutes. They are going to be our future ministers

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    Brijesh Palitha,

    None of them in your comment are Viyathmaga members. please do not tell lies as alleged by most of the comments that Gota lied under oath.

    Gota is chiefly responsible for eradicating or annihilating LTTE TERRORIST menace and given the right to live to all Sri Lankans.

    Lasantha got the violent death mainly as a retribution for supporting violence unleashed by LTTE to the entire Sri Lankan society.

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    Brijesh Palitha,

    None of them in your comment are Viyathmaga members. please do not tell lies as alleged by most of the comments that Gota lied under oath.

    Gota is chiefly responsible for eradicating or annihilating LTTE TERRORIST menace and given the right to live to all Sri Lankans.

    Lasantha got the violent death mainly as a retribution for supporting violence unleashed by LTTE to the entire Sri Lankan society.

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    Nimal Tissa Wijethunga,

    Are you Gota writing in a different name. May be so

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    Nimal Tissa Wijetunga

    You do not fit into this forum. Please get out of here

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      Wasana Baby,

      When did you get the authority to ask somebody to get out of this forum and how did you assess that I am not suitable to this forum, simply because I am not toying your line of rubbish thinking?

      Brijesh Palitha,

      Please consider the contents of comment and reply rather than searching for un-relevant stuff. For your information, I am truly Nimal Tissa Wijethunga as I do not want to hide behind some other names as many would do in this kind of forums.
      I am hundred percent certain that your comments are full of lies only and therefore, I have mentioned so.

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    Wasana Baby,

    When did you get the authority to ask somebody to get out of this forum and how did you assess that I am not suitable to this forum, simply because I am not toying your line of rubbish thinking?

    Brijesh Palitha,

    Please consider the contents of comment and reply rather than searching for un-relevant stuff. For your information, I am truly Nimal Tissa Wijethunga as I do not want to hide behind some other names as many would do in this kind of forums.
    I am hundred percent certain that your comments are full of lies only and therefore, I have mentioned so.

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    Some people say some are afraid of gota becoming president , but they don’t realise that it not because of gota baya it’s purely that this fellow abuses power to kill people who opposes him. Let him come without power not a stray dog will be afraid of him. People who comment like gota baya should realise that they are siding a murderer

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    Nimal Tissa Wijethunga

    Tell us who Nimal Tissa Wijethunga is (your patikiriya). The country ought to know

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      I am Nimal Tissa Wijethunga , my real name unlike Brijesh Palitha. why do you want my pedigree as you can simly anser to m comments if warrants.

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    My dear friend’s has landed a real bombshell. Gota is knocked out.

    C’mon Baya Gotha reply to these allegations please

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    I am Nimal Tissa Wijethunga , my real name unlike Brijesh Palitha. why do you want my pedigree as you can simly anser to m comments if warrants.

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      This particular NIMAL TW would have loads of excreta of Rajapakshes on one go.
      These men are eternally blind by RajaFUKshe media. Media did it in Germany in 40ties. Now the similar media continues the job in SLanka. BP Rajapkashes should be stoned to death if the folks should finally feel justice is done.

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