25 January, 2021

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Gota Paid Karuna Faction 50 Million To Kill Raviraj

Former defence secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa is alleged to have paid Rs. 50 million to the Karuna Faction to murder Jaffna District Parliamentarian, Nadarajah Raviraj. This was disclosed by a former State Intelligence Serviceman, Police Constable Liyanarachchi Abeyrathna to the Colombo Additional Magistrate Thilina Gamage.

Former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence

Former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence

Giving further evidence, the former police constable went on to say that the payment was channeled through the defence ministry to the Karuna faction, by a ministry official named Wasantha. Abeyrathna also claimed that DIG Keerthi Gajanayake, and State Intelligence Service SSP Mahil Dole were also aware of this contract.

Court was adjourned, and further examination will resume on March 2. Notice was also issued on Angelo Roy, an eyewitness to be present in court for the next hearing.

Raviraj was shot dead by gunmen in Colombo on November 10, 2006. The Tamil National Alliance among others alleged that the then Sri Lankan government under Mahinda Rajapaksa was involved in his assassination. However the government denied responsibility.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is the brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly stated the paid amount was Rs. 5 million. The figure has been updated.

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  • 43
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    I hope the witness is not under government or police protection – you’ll never see him again…..

    • 16
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      John Stewart Sloan

      “I hope the witness is not under government or police protection – you’ll never see him again….”

      There is already another contact for the Witness for 5 million.

      Request for Proposals, RFP, are being sent out.

      • 1
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        Amarasiri
        You just posted a short comment.
        No cut and paste from other sites.
        It shows if you set your mind you can do it
        Well done man

  • 56
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    Only now people are seeing the true side of the MR faction and what crimes they have committed during their terror reign …… the western world had seen this dark side and thats why they are putting their foot down on the current regime to punish this Criminals and bring them to justice…..

  • 30
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    For me the good thing GoRa did was beautifying Colombo and in that process made use of the unproductive army after the war was over.

    Worst things he did were when MaRa & SaFo were out of the country gave orders to finish off the war by any means. Introducing White van culture to eliminate MPs and journalists. Also approving and promoting the armed forces to go into commercial farming on displaced lands and commercial fishing and hotel and rest house businesses run by armed forces.

    He never bothered about the plight of displaced citizen who used to depend on farming and fishing for their economic survival.

    • 26
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      The cavalier attitude you and many others show in applauding his ‘positive’ act of ‘beautifying’ the city after he murdered so many people, is shocking. A murderer of innocent people on government payroll is simply a murderer who needs to be held accountable; there should be no talk of any ‘positive’ things he did.

      • 9
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        Agnos

        You are being ungrateful to the former first family.

        MR singlehandedly brought the war to an end when others failed for over 20 years.

        Now there is peace.

        Aren’t you happy?

        When the going get tough, tough get going. That’s what the first family did, if necessary, they will do it again.

        The other murders are incidental to the main issue, over which you shouldn’t worry too much.

        Also, remember nearly 48% of the voters supported MR. When a substantial section of the voters (Sinhala/Buddhist) was with him, how can you undermine MR, GR, YR, NR, SR, BR, ……

        Don’t you think the clan was God sent to serve the country and its people?

        • 21
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          “MR singlehandedly brought the war to an end when others failed for over 20 years. “.

          This is far from the truth and facts.

          US was the main reason by 1. Arresting and imprisoning LTTE supporters at least 34 when trying to buy anti-aircraft missiles and 2. facilitating the destruction of 3 ships in international waters, that brought arms and ammunitions to LTTE through India.

          That made LTTE lame dug and SL Airforce could bomb and finish them off.

          Ranil played another important role by buying off Karuna who gave the LTTE intelligence to the military and guidance to finish them in the East.That triggered the demise of LTTE.

          Gota and Mahinda were cruel to the babies and children when they starved and killed them in the ‘safe’ zone, killing innocent people with white vans and torture and many women by allowing the military rape and finish.

          There are reasonable people on both sides, who will not support detention of war affected and traumatised victims behind razor wires, only other person who could have done was Hitler as he did to Jews as pictures show.

          Rajapaksas did everything for their own benefit and Karma will catch up with them and expose to the extent that people with humanity will abhor to most of their activities.

          • 5
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            Why didn’t the LTTE under the right honourable national leader Thiruvengadam Velupillai Prabaharan which claimed to have won a war against the 4th largest army in the world was not only unable to win the puny Sri Lankan army but also stop its own destruction?

        • 0
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          Native Vedda
          Did you really say this or is it your imposter?

          • 2
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            Shrikharan

            “Did you really say this or is it your imposter?”

            I am sure you know the job of a “Devil’s Advocate”.

            Devil’s advocate:

            A person who expresses a contentious opinion in order to provoke debate or test the strength of the opposing arguments.

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              Native Vedda

              Oh Thanks!

            • 0
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              Good one Native

            • 1
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              I knew it. I promise, I say nothing.

            • 0
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              @Native vedda

              Also called a Troll

              • 2
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                maalumiris

                “Also called a Troll”

                Thought it was droll.

        • 1
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          Dear Native

          “singlehandedly” – what is the meaning of this new word you use here?

          • 3
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            Susruta

            Actually it should have been spelt single-handedly, was a typo.

            Single-handedly:

            Working or done without help; unassisted.

            • 2
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              Single-handedly:

              means using only One Hand…. the other hand was holding Human Rights constitution or something like that.

              :-)

        • 1
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          Sarcasm at its best !

          NOW get them all and send em to jail NEVER to see the light of day again…outside the prison…put em ALL in isolated 2X4 cells…including the stooges and henchmen… Hand over the Job to SF…he would perform his duty to the letter… and see that GOTA is grabbed by his color n cared for in the way he NEVER expected…

    • 18
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      “For me the good thing GoRa did was beautifying Colombo and in that process made use of the unproductive army after the war was over.”
      Prostitutes are beautified by the pimps before parading them to the clients

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        [Edited out]

      • 0
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        @Rajash

        “Prostitutes are beautified by the pimps before parading them to the clients”

        For Prabhakaran Anna also, same thing happened, no ?

    • 4
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      “For me the good thing GoRa did was beautifying Colombo and in that process made use of the unproductive army after the war was over. “

      Yes, yes, of course, he should have just joined Abans and stayed put.

      That is just about as far as he should have been allowed to go:- a Gardener.

  • 52
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    The next logical step is to arrest Gota.Why is this not done?>

    • 33
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      & Karuna

  • 11
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    Good. Not quite sure what the big deal here is, but Raviraj was as much of a terrorist as people like Anton Balasingham. Gota is no saint, but he was on the right mission and Raviraj was in the way.

    I still recall the things he was allowed to say on national television. He was directly supporting the terrorists’ cause during a time of war in a sovereign nation.

    Lasantha Wickramatunga was another (not as blatant but the degree of treason was similar).

    • 9
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      Raviraj was a voice of sanity in the TNA. He was not an opportunist and not anti-Sinhalese by any means. He stood for the rights of Tamil people and if that makes him a terrorist, then every Tamil is a terrorist.
      It is such twisted logic that is destroying this country.

  • 12
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    I think this is a setup just to get gota, the war hero. My question is why would gota kill raviraj?. What would be a rational reasonbe the reason.

    • 16
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      Rohan R

      “I think this is a setup just to get gota, the war hero.”

      Karma is a bitch.

      He is a war zero, a war criminal, a hangman (alugosuwa) or the Mafia enforcer, … . a sadist, a psychopath.

      “My question is why would gota kill raviraj?.”

      You should ask him.

      “What would be a rational reasonbe the reason”

      Gota and rationality do not mix.

      Watch this clip, it’s fun to be with him:

      Here is the fun part, watch the clip:

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/
      programmes/hardtalk/8726150.stm

    • 19
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      sorry gota is not a war hero he is a zero, ran away in fear came back when his brother was in power to have remote control on war he war never in war front. donot talk about hero, without knowing who is a war hero. He used army personel as his servants, that was one reason why MR lost, he spent govt money without knowing how it comes , you can beautify a city with loans but who is going to pay the laons, that’s why the country is a such a mess.

  • 23
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    All those atrocities against the civilians were committed by this man on the above picture along with the few so called war heroes from the 3 armed Forces. The killings were subject to Human rights violations and that’s why the certain names are included in the UN Report for allegedly committed crimes against humanity.

    We all know most of the names mentioned including the army commander who was transferred recently from the North as it was mentioned in the Gazette the same person had to leave UK or disappeared from UK before he was nabbed by the Scotland Yard during the Oxford Union Saga.

    As they say there’s no peace for the WICKED.
    GOD WILL SERVE THE RIGHTFUL PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE GUILTY OF ALL ABUSES COMMITTED.

    God is above law whether he may be the HINDU GOD , BUDHHISTS BELIEFS ( no god for Buddhism) , MUSLIM GOD OR CHRISTIAN GOD ECT.

    We all have a duty to respect our Religious Beliefs unless one is an ATHEIST.

  • 29
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    The entire Rajapakse family are criminals and who should not have been allowed by law to enter parliament and occupy high political offices. Rajapakse used the privileges, immunity and impunity to commit these serious crimes. He and his family, the lock, stock and barrel, should be arrested and incarcerated in jail for long term so other people are safe.

    First for goodness sake, arrest this psychopath maniac killer Gotabaya immediately.

  • 13
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    It is very easy to kill anyone if you have a gun. Lot of wealthy, educated, intelligent people hesitate to harm others because they think about the consequence and control their anger. Modias harm others and shiver later to face the law and other consequence. Do anyone think Gotha or MR can move freely like Srisena or any other law abiding person, even a small sound will give them death fear. The persons killed have gone peacefully but these idiots have to shiver for the rest of their life. Ok they have killed many Tamils during war but why they continued after the war ended. Hope the present Government will not repeat the same mistake by keeping mad army any longer in the North. Modia Army in the North with guns is the main problem.

  • 17
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    This Indonesian guy Gotabaya came and destroyed the natives of this beautiful island. You got the right picture of him above.

    • 8
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      no,no this is not the right picture.You should see that picture on his honeymoon.It is even worse than this one.This one terrified the 6 year old girl next door and she ran out screaming that the boogie man has come.The other one would have had her peeing too.

      What do you see from this malay face?The same that you see from prabha’s malayalee face.The pol sambol we have in this country makes it very interesting place with never a dull moment.You name it and we have it,every gene in the world,the mongrels we are due to our strategic location.

      i was also thinking of taking a DNA test.I think it will be interesting.

      • 4
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        I dislike Gota and the Rajapakse family but not for the fact that that they look Indonesian. Who cares who there ancestors were if they behave well. What important not to become racists and compare his face.

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          maali

          telling the truth is not racism.If someone looks like a chinese and you comment it as such,that does not mean chinese are bad people.malays on the contrary in malaysia maintain much higher standards than us.I don’t know about the indonesian malays but they must be also same stock of people.

  • 11
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    All responsible for killing innocent people will be exposed
    No one can cover up criminal acts,injustice and fraud.
    There is a time for justice and it is around the corner. Srilankans most of us will not like injustice,murder,fraud and abuse of the helpless and innocent.

  • 8
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    I will not be surprised if TNA Sambanthan comes and say that Gota paid Sarath Fonseka to kill Prabhakaran. Well enjoy the freak show this is not going to last. The last straw that will break the camel’s back is when the diaspora funded yahapalanaya lays hands on Gota.

    • 15
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      Patriot the pathetic

      “I will not be surprised if TNA Sambanthan comes and say that Gota paid Sarath Fonseka to kill Prabhakaran.”

      On the contrary, Gota asked Fonseka to fund his brother’s first presidential election campaign.

    • 13
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      No one fears this piece of shit anymore. It will be natural justice for him….. Karma is a butch !

    • 12
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      A patriot’s comment indeed.

      With this revelation, there isn’t any doubt that what former defence secretary had ran was a well oiled under world mafia, not a country’s defence. If not for regime change, he would be still the secretary and could have cut down on the payment he makes for murders as by now the value of human lives could have diminished, comparable to that of animals.

      Did he learn any thing living in the USA?

      • 5
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        He is saying the money was channelled through Defence ministry.I do not believe that.Perhaps other way and in which case that is difficult prove.Gota will make a statement soon, saying I do not know anything about that.

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          AM

          Didn’t Military Intelligence kept all anti LTTE factions on its payroll, paying monthly allowance to respective leaders for the maintenance of their cadres?

          Probably the RS 50 million to Karuna sealed not only the deal but Raviraj’s fate as well.

          It is imperative that Ranil investigated VP/RP deal.

          Will Sirisena investigate the burning down of Jaffna library?

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            Native Vadda,
            Mate, .I know like CIA,FBI pay people for that kind of work and that Payroll is legitimate. but this is not a small amount.So how can he justify that.That is my argument.

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              AM

              It happened.

              This is part of war strategy (tragedy).

              There are people still alive and lead various factions.

              You should ask them.

              A walk through audit of Defense budget/actual spending will disclose more secret funding than you could imagine.

              In the mean time there were officials who handled these kinds of deal might have enriched themselves, as you know these were secret deals, and no accountability had been attached to these kind of expenditure.

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                Native,

                You are correct.I have not heard defence books are audited by auditor general.So this could be true then.

  • 4
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    Oh my!

    it didn’t take long for 5Mil to become 50Mil..
    soon, it will be 500Mil and then 5Billion

    Must be inflation

  • 14
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    No one can hide the truth.
    Truth will reveal itself.
    That is the Universal Law.

    Everyone knows that Gotabaya is a murderer.

    So now …if the clear and prime evidence is there, he must be brought to justice and incarcerated for life.

    Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabaya Rajapaksa are MURDERERS.

    Even Mahinda,s three sons are MURDERERS too

  • 6
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    Terrorists and their sympathizers are killed daily by the US and UK with predator strikes. Was this guy a LTTE plant or a terrorist supporter? curious. UK used SAS to assassinate IRA sympathizers. CIA assassinates a lot of people. Mossad is the best at it. So GR learnt from Mossad?

    • 12
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      PinkLips

      ” Was this guy a LTTE plant or a terrorist supporter? “

      Why didn’t Gota the psychopath get the police, STF, Army to arrest him. He was only an MP.

      “UK used SAS to assassinate IRA sympathizers. CIA assassinates a lot of people. Mossad is the best at it. “

      We are discussing this island’s past unsolved crimes, let’s stick to Sri Lanka.

      USA sent men to the moon, UK manufactures sophisticated weapons, Israel is the 51st state of the USA and Sri Lanka is not.

      stupid is as stupid types.

  • 9
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    As someone pointed out you can run and you can hide,you can even get out of cases by #shaping# the justice system or having good lawyers but one day Gota and all others will have to answer the one above !

  • 9
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    RW will not allow arresting GR…he’s given his word already to MR !

    • 0
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      Billa,

      You scratch my back and I yours is the name of the game among leaders of all our political parties who captured power – by hook or crook.

      Liyanamahathaya

  • 8
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    I dont see anything wrong in killing raviraj. He was a terrorist who did not hold a gun

    • 12
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      sachoooooooooooooooooooo the stupid II

      “I dont see anything wrong in killing raviraj. He was a terrorist who did not hold a gun”

      In your case, you are a stupid who shouldn’t hold/carry Gota’s b***s.

      What is the difference between you and a knife?

  • 11
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    Billa.

    RW will not allow arresting Gota..he has given his word already to MR!

    Well in that case RW should be arrested!
    Remember,no mothers son is above the Law!

  • 10
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    Through media and other sources we know that this cold blooded murderer is complicit in many of the high profile murders and suspected to be the mastermind the kidnappings and disappearances. The money he had thrown around from importing puppies to living the lavish life style, cannot come from the earnings he made as a public employee. Now this 50 million.

    People for way lighter offenses are in remand custody while inquiry continues but he id let free to intermediate people and thumb his nose at the state through temples.

    The justice system should be equal for all if it is to be respected.

  • 6
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    Cold blooded murderer or not, it was Gota’s astute planning and direction of the Military that put an end to murder and mayhem of thousands of civilians during Sri Lanka’s 30 year choke hold by the LTTE terrorists. If not for the end of this malevolent war by the terrorists, some of you on this forum may not be alive today to spit out your venom against the man who helped give all of you the FREEDOM to walk the streets, travel in your comfortable autos or even take a train ride without the fear of being blasted to eternity by a LTTE suicide bomber!

    Don’t tell me it was Sarath Fonseka (SF) who won the war. He was a General under Gota’s directives. SF was a leader in the Sri Lankan Army ever before Gota took charge as the Defense Secretary – was he able to do anything to stop the war? NO!

    There may have been mistakes made during the last stages of the war – but the good out weigh the bad. The Islanders are no more saying their last goodbye’s to family members when they are going to work or even to the market to buy their vegetables.

    Reading all the venomous words against Gota, I have come to the conclusion that most people commenting are Pro LTTE commentators posing as Sinhalese, who are mad as hell that they did not get their piece of flesh – half the country as their Tiger country!

    • 9
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      Derby with a Pseudo

      You have come to the conclusion that all the Srilankans of your category are Racists ?? You’re wrong , there are still some who follows Lord Buddha’s preachings and try to follow the almighty the 10 precepts.
      If you know what I mean.

      We have only this life to learn and teach others good peaceful living.
      Running to the Viharas every other day with goodies to the big fat Prelates hoping the next birth is going to be The Heaven is all in ones mind. . These are all Maya of make belief.

      There are still some good Bhudists among us who thinks criminals be punished or made to understand that criminal acts are wrong by any human to commit to another human which is NOT the good Buddhists way.

      Truth hurts but it will keep on hurting more when you deceive yourself believing the TRUTH IS A LIE.
      THERE MUST BE A REASON FOR THE WORLD TO BELIEVE THAT THE LAST GOSL HAS COMMITTED CRIME!!

      Think hard and it’s ” FOOD FOR THOUGHT” before you write nonsense .

      .

    • 4
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      Derby, what have you to say about the assaults and murders and white vans and abductions of those journalists and other innocents that your idol Gota was responsible for?

      Give a a break from your mindless devotion to an unapologetic criminal and his family who hopefully will soon be incarcerated for ripping off the country and murdering their critics.

    • 4
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      Derby

      If it was not Raviiraj but your family member who was killed by Gota’s men will you be saying the same “Cold blooded murderer or not, it was Gota’s astute planning and direction of the Military that put ….”, and I hope you still would! I hope it really happens.

      You first don’t pose off with English names and spit venom against the commentators who are condemning him for the criminal acts he committed on ordinary citizens.

      It is not so difficult to win the war if someone is so heartless to order the carpet bombing and kill everyone there so the LTTE will also get killed with all the people. This not an acceptable war strategy and there is not much military intelligence needed to win such a war.

  • 1
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    Ha ha ha and Rajasingham Jeyadevan his giving a wake up call ……

  • 14
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    Why not investigate how much MARA and the brothers payed to have Former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar bumped off as well by a sniper?

    • 4
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      It is not a question of “how much MARA and the brothers payed” to kill anyone.

      Kadirgamar’s assassination is a partly resolved mystery as does Ekneligoda’s and Kumar Ponnambalam’s, Sivaram’s (Taraki) and many more.

      Thee is no need to panic when names are named.
      Let us help truth to emerge.

  • 7
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    I raised this question who killed Raviraj and Maheswaran in another blog

    Chickens coming to roost

  • 4
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    There is so much blood and so much hate and past. 1987-89. 1971. and the tragedy of the Tamil Tigers and Tamil innocents. The people are blood thirsty S. Asian dark skinned people. Tamil Tigers are murderous thugs and so are Sinhala few. It is genetic in the make of lesser evolved races. Tamils, Sinhala, all are unrefined.

  • 5
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    The Rajapakshe dragnet of corruption and murder just got cut open a little bit more. Each and every case weakens the net more and more. I wait for the day when the net finally breaks open spilling all its contents out into the public domain. That day is when the Wee wees, Gonmmanpilas, old wattakkas etc. all will have to eat you know what along with all their die hard followers. Great appreciation to the officials of the FCID, PRECIFAC, and the Bribery commission. Do not get discouraged by the brick bats hurled at you by the despicable cabal of Rajapakshe sycophants. Keep up the good work. We also still suffer under some very unsavory judges appointed to the S.C. by the Rajapakshes. I hope these cases do not end up before these scoundrels. They either have to open their eyes and start doing their job impartially or be removed. They did come to the aid of GORA before and they are likely to do so again unless they are dealt with.

  • 1
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    Why would Gota pay to kill this idiot? He can do it free of charge.

    If any one trying to get Gota then there will be reactions and it will be bloody. We respect our war heroes and any one opposing this will be a stooge or a traitor to the country and normally we know what do with them.
    Fish food.

    • 6
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      [Why would Gota pay to kill this idiot?]

      Your so called Gota the minimuruwa is not worthy to untie the shoelace of this soft spoken prominent lawyer who was looking for peace and unity in a violent environment.

  • 1
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    So, only this officer had seen that it or he did not like it as he did not get a cut /

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    This is special love, hugs, kisses and embracement of MR, GR and Karuna.

  • 3
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    Is it not Gotabhaya who sent Karuna on a false passport to England with Karuna
    purporting to be a consultant/expert in Environment, Climate change or some such thing for which Karuna was imprisoned in England? Karuna is according to his own admission was said to have enjoyed this sojourn in an English prison. Bensen

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