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Gota To Participate At The 7th Xiangshan Forum In China

Former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa was one of the prominent invitees at the 7th Xiangshan Forum, co-hosted by Chinese Association for Military Science and the China Institute for International Strategic Studies.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The Forum will kick start in Beijing, China from October 10 to 12, 2016.

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi, who attended the 6th Xiangshan Forum last year, will be present this time too, Defence Ministry confirmed.

According to sources, Gotabaya was granted to leave the country to attend this forum and stay in China for the rest of the days.

During the forum, leaders of defence establishments and militaries from various countries will have intense bilateral and multilateral exchanges.

The defense and military leaders in China has sent out invitations to persons who served the defence, representatives of international organizations, former government and military dignitaries, and renowned academics and scholars, to take part in this forum.

The forum is to “Strengthen Security Dialogue and Cooperation, and Build a New Type of International Relations”.

Accordoing Wu Qian, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defence, Delegates will exchange views on such issues as the military’s role in global governance, meeting new security challenges in the Asia-Pacific region by taking cooperative measures, maritime security cooperation, the threat of international terrorism and countermeasures.

“The Chinese side hopes that this forum will be conducive for all participants to strengthening mutual trust, accumulating consensus, promoting regional security cooperation, and jointly maintaining regional peace and stability. We also welcome both domestic and foreign journalists to cover the event,” Wu Qian said.

More than 60 countries and organizations have confirmed their participation of official delegations in this year’s Xiangshan Forum. In addition, more than 100 scholars and representatives from China and abroad will also participate, China says.

Gotabaya is expected to stay in China for next 25 days . The Indian think- tanks speculate Gotabaya is ‘not let down’ by the Chinese and they ‘must ‘be grooming Gota to become the next president of Sri Lanka. ( Kamanthi Ediriweera)

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    Gotabaya is expected to stay in China for next 25 days . The Indian think- tanks speculate Gotabaya is ‘not let down’ by the Chinese and they ‘must ‘be grooming Gota to become the next president of Sri Lanka.

    Minister John Seneviratne made a proposal that Gotabaya shall be made the second leader of the SLFP. Gotabaya also said he is prepared to work with Maitripala Sirisena. It was John who promoted the view that Gotabaya shall be given a prominent position in the SLFP.

    While an investigation into corruption was being conducted against him, Gotabaya organized a protest campaign in front of the Commission inquiring into allegations of bribery and corruption. Thereafter, a restraining order was obtained from Court against the investigations pertaining to him and his arrest. Ranil criticized this verdict which was delivered over a year ago. The government that is aware of the dangerous hide and seek game Gotabaya is playing, seems to be in a spot.

    President Maithree is having 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.

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      RE: Gota To Participate At The 7th Xiangshan Forum In China

      Is Gotabel going in instruct how best to use White Van and hoe the make people disappear.

      The Chinese may have forgotten those techniques after so many years,.. of the Chinese Revolution.

      “Gotabaya is expected to stay in China for next 25 days . The Indian think- tanks speculate Gotabaya is ‘not let down’ by the Chinese and they ‘must ‘be grooming Gota to become the next president of Sri Lanka.”

      Needed : Black Tigers or Similar Citizen Tigers to clean house.

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      President Maithree is having 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.

      Both President Maithri and Ranil are playing games.

      If they close the gates, They also won’t go any where.

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      United Nations and INGOs and SL Tamil Diaspora should protest against the impunity and immunity that this White Van murderer enjoys under Sira-Ranil Jarapalanaya, and call for his arrest and trial for war crimes and financial crimes against the people of Sri Lanka

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      Some sort of ugly plan is being hatched behind the scence to bamboozle the dumb Sri Lankan electorate.

      That invite to Dudley Sirisena’s star-class wedding bash was telling.

      Gota mingling with nation’s “Good Governance” PM & President flashing a smile was shocking.

      1. Which country allows an alleged criminal for cold-blooded murders & billion rupee swindles to mingle at the President’s table?

      2. Let alone represent that nation at world-class conferences in powerful capitals.

      My fellow citizens you are being duped. You deserve it though.

      Cheers!

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      These are really new.

      The political tradition is ruling politicians in general are invited for workshops or any kind of seminars between countries, but former supporters of men that have now been defeated to be called for is beyond suspicion or the invitees may be abusing the kind of seminars fo their agendas.

      I have not the least respect to ANYONE of MEDAMULANA political family whose almost every one perhaps except Chamal costed us the nation huge damage than the good done.

      ONLY GOOD CAN BE ADDED MR S all or not decisions ALLOWED TO WIN THE RELAY RACE OF THE WAR AGAINST SRILANKEN REBELS – that could have also ended up in all high human losses but that was imperative to the moment, since there had been no other choice left- and all these were made OPEN licences by Rajakashes to continue their abusive politics in the aftermath of the war.
      That is what the country was isolated in the international arena until 8th Jan 2015.
      Whoever whatever being spread, there is no foreign threat to lanka as an another poor nation/country to the manner local extremists rabblerouse at the moment.
      There is a common threat towards developing countries in general, but solutions to the such problems can also be solved through discussions

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      RE: Gota To Participate At The 7th Xiangshan Forum In China

      True story behind Gota’s ‘security conference tour’ of China…. Is this Good governance ?

      Through the Grape Vine, Bulath Vine, Vettila Vine…..

      It is an unequivocal fact that lawless Gotabaya Rajapakse was all along a byword for murder and mayhem during the Rajapakse nefarious decade , while he was the defense secretary under the Rajapakse brutal and corrupt regime that was thrown out lock , stock and barrel by the masses on the 8 th of January 2015. Hence , granting the request of Gotabaya to attend a ‘ security conference’ abroad despite the countless criminal charges that have been mounted against him has incurred the bitter displeasure and disillusionment of the masses for good governance.

      Following so many complaints received by the Vines from the public in this connection , Vine inside information division was impelled to conduct a probe into this . We have discovered that Gotabaya’s so called ‘security conference’ he is seeking to attend is being held in China , and the invitation is from a private weapons trading Co. in that country . That is ,it has nothing to do with the Sri Lankan government or security divisions.

      It is well know fact that Gotabaya the notorious corrupt villain is an accused in a case of causing grave loss to the country, filed by the commission investigating bribery and corruption . One of the bail conditions on which he was released in that case stipulated that he should hand over his passport to the court.

      However on the 3 rd a motion was filed in the Colombo chief magistrate court by Gotabaya’s lawyer Ali Sabry requesting the court to release his passport to attend a ‘security conference’ from 5 th to 30 th October in China. The chief magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya granted this request . Pilapitiya while releasing the passport temporarily, imposed an additional bail condition – to furnish a personal bail in a sum of Rs. 5 million
      .
      The lawyer for Gotabaya citing security reasons did not make public the motion that was filed. However , according to reports reaching Vine news inside information division , like how the Rajapakses are continuously taking the courts and judges down the garden path , on this occasion too , Gotabaya had fooled the court because there isn’t such a ‘security conference’ lasting 25 days in China.

      Hence this tour is a ploy that has been adopted by Gotabaya to visit China to collect illicit commissions due to him even currently based on the agreements he signed with China when he was the defense secretary, as well as to launder his illicit earnings and ‘black monies’

      Brigadier Mahinda Weerasuriya of the Gajaba regiment of the army who is on leave these days is accompanying Gotabaya on this tour .(Gotabaya’s regiment too was Gajaba) . Weerasuriya was the other army officer who appeared with Major General Sumith Manawadu to arrest Sarath Fonseka earlier on.

      Weerasuriya was also most closely associated with Gotabaya in the criminal white Van operations during the murderous and brutal Gotabaya’s period. Weerasuriya just before the good governance government came into power took a five years no pay leave to work as a military attaché in the UN office of South Sudan. He has now come to SL after taking leave to join Gotabaya on the Chinese tour.

      Even when Gotabaya was the defense secretary , it was with Weerasuriya, Gotabaya travelled to China in connection with his illicit commission deals . Based on the luxury mansion costing Rs. 50 million that is being built in Akuregoda in the vicinity of the army headquarters by Mahinda Weerasuriya , it could be imagined what amount of filthy lucre he plundered and robbed while he was in the army.

      The most vexatious questions pertaining to these issues are : how come these scoundrels are still receiving illicit commissions to the detriment of the country ? How could Gota be granted permission to travel abroad while there is a case pending against him based on charges of causing grave loss to the country ? Why are no responsible officials probing into these ?

      If an accused can be granted permission to go overseas , not because of his medical condition or on a matter of importance concerning the government , then for what reason and why on earth was a ban imposed on the foreign travel of that accused? Is it because somebody wanted to use the impounded passport of the accused to wipe the festering sores in his/her private areas linked to some incurable disease ? the people are justifiably questioning .

      The people are therefore naturally and thoroughly disappointed with the slow putrefaction of the much hyped good governance .

      If a criminal ,ruthless, lawless villain like Gotabaya who abducted many innocent citizens using the notorious White Van; said ‘I will hang him’ and threw an army commander who won the war into jail ; threw the helpless residents of Colombo from their homes to the streets ; threw the rule of law into the garbage bin ; and caused disappearances of law abiding citizens can be invited to the wedding house of Dudley Sirisena the brother of President Maithripala Sirisena , and if the latter can sit at the same table with him along with the prime minister and gobble meals together , Gotabaya the ruthless rascal being allowed to go abroad to attend the ‘ security conference ‘ to carry out his money laundering and illicit commission collections despite all his criminalities and atrocities is surely not a matter for surprise .

      However as a media that has always championed the cause of the masses and truth frankly, fearlessly and forthrightly let us issue a stern warning to all those in responsible positions : Though the masses for good governance who emerged victorious via the Rainbow revolution on 2015-01-08 are remaining silent the dire consequences that can follow shall not be underestimated.

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    What a bloody farce. This fellow is an ordinary citizen and not a representative of our National Armed Forces or the GOSL. He is another Dick using or rather rubbing salt on the unhealed wounds of the darkest period of political history.

    Obviously he contributed to some extent to the war efforts to defeat LTTE. That is the extent of it, mostly he was watching his brother’s rear end. That was necessary and thank you.

    However, every bit of food he consumes, every piece of cloth he wears were not earned through right means. This fellow must attend seminars on how to adjust his life after death.

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    Sinhala Banda

    ” This fellow must attend seminars on how to adjust his life after death.”

    First, he and his brother must learn how to retire gracefully, before contemplating next life or Nibbana.

    “Obviously he contributed to some extent to the war efforts to defeat LTTE.”

    He must give credit to VP for his 99.99999999999% contribution towards the defeat of LTTE.

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      LTTE Defeated it self

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    Expert in military science? My foot! And Karunasena …… yuck! Why none of the former defence chiefs, FM Fonseka, Admiral Karannagoda or ACM Gunatialka not representing Sri Lanka. These are the real experts and strategists of military science and not an ex-Lt Col reading someone else’s written script.

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      Gotha was the one who coordinated the war efforts. FM Fonseka and Admiral Karannagoda were not on talking terms yet Gotha managed both and got the job done. So ex Lt. Col is not an expert but former commander is an expert. What a logic.

      We all know why all the LTTE rump hate MR and Gotha not SF. There is an obvious reason.

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        @ Shan, I have always given GR credit for his choice of SF to lead SLA and tpo form the war strategy on the land, for providing political will to defeat the terrorists, for ensuring that Commanders requirements for materiel and men were supplied to sustain an effective war effort, and finally standing up to pressure from Western Governments to call off hunting for VP in the now famous meeting between him and the French and UK foreign ministers. Yes he was able to do all that being in a Unique position as President’s brother, no doubt about it. He was strong back stop that the military needed at the time. However that does not make him an expert of Military Science.

        As a former signals officer he had a role to play in the early days of the war until shortly after the death of MG Kobbekaduwa et al. Then, post JVP insurrection, he abandoned his role of war and went off to US, to be returned only after his brother became the Prez, whereas those commanders that I mentioned above, i.e. officers of true grit remained at their posts, living with the crisis, learning from mistakes of their bosses and developing strategies and techniques, not just theoretically but also applying them in the field until they excelled in them better than the enemy. That made them true experts of military science and warfare, they reached the very pinnacle of their profession whereas GR’s position was a political appointment given the political will and power of the fund holder.

        The professional advice and strategy for how to fight the war, and ensuring that the funds are properly directed to effective requirements coming from the military commanders.

        As to your point about good coordination of 2-difficult military giants, it is a moot point if that coordination and cordiality was ever achieved: read Kamal Gunaratna’s book to understand the frustrations, albeit from his point of view but it gives an insight to the field situation where operations were actually done.

        Finally I would say, that if there was such good coordination there would not have been such animosity between people in the same team. They would have worked together well, but it did not happen that way, as it was well publicised in the media at the time. On the contrary, even Rajapakshas used that animosity in a despicable way later for their advantage, i.e post war, using the intelligence chiefs (one of the two) to make up wild stories about SF attempting to stage a coup and had been moving his troops to Colombo area. That story was widely reported in media as an excuse for victimizing SF.

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        Shan how can even a renowed heart specialitst could become that expert after 15 years of being out of the field ?
        The same is valid for former SENIOR army men that have been away from the country but just heard them like us little simons being away from battle fields. I cant know the bits and theirground realities as SF or the like brave men would have known – since I have no idea to even think of the gravity of the diverse problems croping up when fighitng against the enemy. We though can just add our thought emotionally as we could – only soldiers and senior men that have sacrificed their lives being in the battlefield only know it better.
        SF has been there from the day one of the war began. No secret that his life was almost taken 3 times being faced by fierce bomb attacks. Even today he has been struggling with sharpnels in his body but never would he exagerate about his being the way those Rajakashe brother – Gota has been.
        Besides while continue his searching green pastures inteh states, being dependent on the few bucks earned by odd jobs, how could he ever be that alert with the fine knwoeldge of the war ?

        Rajapskehs are talented at doing all the evil things than the other way around, they have proved it particularly in the afteramth of the war than duringthe heights of the war. Even today, making and breaking every rule to grab power again and destroy this nation.
        Why cant these men be away from our sights leaving next batch to do the job for the sake of the nation.
        How can on the other hand them beeing the only men to love this country ?

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      This is the very same men that always used the Prefix before Mervin few years ago.

      I dont think Gota is even a soldier quality to be named after that way.

      Always, to hype up this way has been their nature, but in the end it will come out to be NOTHING- pussak.

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      Srilanken intelligence too should visit them and see what the magical man would do there.

      That can help further to lanken future.

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      Obviously China knows what it wants. Will they want anyone who reads another’s script? There is a saying among school children of my time that “Copy cats never catch rats”.

      I know bashing that guy naturally earns more thumbs up from the average readers. But at the risk of getting more thumbs down for my comment I must say that we have to watch very carefully what is the real purpose behind this invitation when the guy was not invited last year but he is now.

      Strictly speaking, Sri Lankan officials should have told the Chinese side that this guy has to answer charges in court and should not have been invited. If he is invited then there cannot be an official representation. China is careful. My gut feeling is that China would have got the consent of the present leaders, at least by word of mouth to invite the guy.

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    Chines government will do its best to get these idiots to come to power..US needs to keep an eye on these idiots..

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    “The Chinese ‘must ‘be grooming Gota to become the next president of Sri Lanka.”

    Yes for sure. This will be the guy to sink the country and turn Sri Lanka into a North Korea style Dectatorship and he will go after all the polititions of this government and force them to flee Sri Lanka!!!

    He will take over all prime private property by force leading to all the remaining educated citizens to migrate abroad…

    He will assassinate anyone opposers…

    His family and criminal network will plunder the nations wealth…

    Ya just the kind of man China would love…

    Just like some of the poor African countries who are stuck with criminal leaders backed by corrupt nations interested only in exploiting their resources…

    The guy may even create a situation that leades to joint international military intervention.

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    Gotha is going to China not to attend the conference but to meet with Chinese top officials to get their support to lead a new party. Gotha and his brother Mahinda Rajapakse have been the favourites of China. Now that the Yahapalana Govt is moving towards India and USA, the Chinese are trying to reinstate Rajapakse rule again in SL. When China is a member of the UN Security Council, how can China invite Gotha who has been suspected by the UN as the person who ordered human right violations in Sri Lanka before, during and after the war?

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      Dumb Sirisena and Ranil do not understand the implications

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    Most of these “Seminars” are nothing but “Business Ventures”. The organizers are all “Big Business Tycoons” working behind the stage and the “Front Liners” are the “Hosts” in the public eye. The main purpose is to identify the “Persons” who could be made use of in procurements and “How” those identified could be “Lured” into a TRAP to do business. In that respect, the “COMBINATION” of ex and present Secretaries of Defense from Sri Lanka is noteworthy mainly because the “ex” has the expertise of procurements (such as the Mig Deal) while the “present” is a dud. So who dictates whom is obvious and also so many other “Deals” that would be enveloped in these “Associations” could very well be evaluated. As someone asked why GR is granted to stay another 25 days in China, when he has been charged and granted bail in a criminal case? Is that also a “DEAL”? It could be.

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      why they hold the kind of seminars with defeated politicians or the like men in our countries ? That is again kind of abusing lanken interior politics or not ?

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    Mostly all politicians and their relatives are crooks who exploits the poor citizens of the country.
    They are all in together. There is no reason for the Rajapaksas’ to go abroad to China/Thailand Australia or Dubai. Are they going to check on their looted wealth!

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    I don’t think Gota even knows to read a map. He was pumping petrol in USA when the tigers were overrunning our military bases.
    The War against the LTTE was won by the brilliant strategies of SF and backed by the field commanders and the troops on the frontlines. Not because of MR or his brothers.

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    Brilliant defense advocate and one of the greatest minds of our times is being sent on tax payers money. Does he even work for the government to be sent off like this? Firstly what can Goat Parayapaksa offer than murder everyone? this government is scared shitless when it comes to the Parayapaksa goons. Secondly there is nothing to write about the parayapaksas…………..hahahaha!!!!

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    So GoRa, his wife and son are US citizens. GoRa is a Chinese
    Loyalist.He is citizen of SL as well. This is an example of ” smart patriotism ” as defined by DJ.

    Is he going to make any speeches @ the conference ? Probably.
    The topic ? Probably ” white van & grease yaka culture I ( GoRa adopted “. Who are the speech writers ? Probably one or more from this list :
    1. DJ from Cuba
    2. HMDM from Hambantota the Melbourne of Sri Lanka
    3. IZATH HU from the Xinjiang province of Sri Lanka and in exile.

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    Like a 6th Grader, Gota will read out the script written by his coolie, Rohan G. at the conference. He will stay and use the remaining 25 days to review the promised commissions of his and his brothers corrupted deals with China over useless mega projects like Hambantota harbour, airport, and highways.

    What education and official mandate has he got to represent Sri Lanka. He has only GCE (OL) and served the Army for some time, then left the war at its critical phase. As a refugee in US, he only worked as Gas Attendant in 711 Gas Station and Convenience Store for several years.

    Do these qualifications entitle him to represent Sri Lanka. He is just an idiot with a big ego.

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    Gota has vast experience as enforcer of the PTA, how to arrest and incarcerate citizens on the mere say so of police and army men.

    He is expert in ‘rehabilitation’ whatever that means; & people were even threatened with rehabilitation, for displeasing the military czars.

    He can teach the Chinese a thing or two about making people disappear after arrest, and about the ‘white van technique’.

    Terrorising villagers by ‘Grease Yakkas’ is another of his specialties.

    Purchase of warplanes and getting a full scholarship out of it, not to mention the vast profit in purchasing discarded unmaintained warplanes,
    is another technique of his.

    Compelling judges to prohibit the press while he gives evidence, is achieved by him only.

    It appears that he “knows where the bodies lie buried” and no one can touch him.

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    Big ego to buy arms for the next war, not forgetting all the commissions. Next round of venture to get rich quickly.
    Arms sales and Arms bargain galore!!

    War mongers Toy Shop ,these seminars. Nothing else , Fancyfull toys to destroy the rest of the Tamils , The rest of the enemies,

    In the mean time Smoke signals are given of Terrorism and LTTE.
    THese are to please the racists of SL consists of Baudha followers and the Preachers of the Theravada none other.

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    It makes no sense. It didn’t make any sense before it happened, and it didn’t make any sense as it was happening, and it didn’t make any sense in the immediate aftermath. It won’t make sense today, won’t make sense tomorrow, not next week, next month or next year. Therefore all the mess created now is BCOZ of MY3 and Ranil for having deals with a TYRANT.

    Hang that bugger Dudley the king Deal Maker with his balls.

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    Surprised no one has realised the game MS, RW and CBK are playing with the Rajapaksas. By allowing Gota to roam free and allowing him to think he has a chance in politics they are making the Rajapaksas lose focus on their game plan. One Rajapaksa is trying to form a one party (Basil), the other one is trying to be a statesman (Mara), another one is trying to stay in the SLFP as an MP (Namal) and Gota is thinks he can be president!

    There will be internal suspicions also from MR’s crowd thinkiing Gota has some special deal with the government.

    Always keep your enemy offblance and guessing!

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    NISHAN. The Game plan by the trio can backfire and lead to serious consequences.

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    Gota says that he resents being hounded by the Intelligence services.

    http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=153339

    He has not yet divulged the information on the 21 ships of LTTE, nor the funds in LTTE bank accounts abroad, passed on to him by KP, who was abducted from Thailand and brought to Sri Lanka, under his orders.

    Nor, the large amount of Gold hoarded by LTTE and reportedly found by the army.

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    Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a US spy keeping an eye on Chinese agenda in Sri Lanka!? Biggest shock for china!!?

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    LETS GET THE LOOT BACK.

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    He is off to top up the coffers with some old commissions which are due to him and his rich mate. Some of these commissions maybe still flowing to him even after the change of government since the the two new buffoons have refused to sack the old crooks still holding power. There is a large amount of loot being brought back on each of these trips that his brother and him go on. We can only guess what the money is being used for.
    Why did the courts impound his passport if he can get it back to engage in any fancy full trip he wishes to go on.

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    Is Gota going to represent Sri Lanka? or is he going to transfer his Ill-Gotten gains?

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    He abandoned his white van squad.tryig for Red Army now that may work out for their family and make end for Ranil/my3 they all private buddies anyway.

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