16 July, 2019

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“Gota War” Intensifies: Kumara Welgama Says Gamini Lokuge Is The Man Who Burned Down Jaffna Library 

Intensifying the internal power struggle within the Joint Opposition, JO Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama hit out at his party colleague Gamini Lokuge saying the latter was responsible for burning down the Jaffna library.

Kumara Welgama

“A person who went to a school would never burn down a library,” Welgama said speaking to media on the current tug-of-war among JO members over the Presidential candidate of the alliance. Welgama has said in no uncertain terms that he will not support the candidacy of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the latter does not possess a “democratic mindset”.

Lokuge, a senior Parliamentarian of the Joint Opposition, is a supporter of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s candidacy.

Welgama also launched a veiled attack on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying there were “two types of people” around him.

“On One side, there are people whose lands are tainted with blood. On the other side, there are people who destroyed the statue of Bandaranaike, who stripped our party activists naked and slapped our electorate organizers in the presence of senior Pollice officers. They also mercilessly assaulted Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera and Prof. Ediriweera Sarachchandra in public. Do I really have to talk further about their conduct?” Welgama asked, referring to his party colleague Lokuge.

“It is due to their conduct in Jaffna,” Welgama said, “the LTTE terrorism escalated and former President Rajapaksa had to spend so many years fighting the war.”

Lokuge, a long-standing member of the UNP, crossed over to the UPFA during the Rajapaksa presidency.

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  • 41
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    Now the Hyenas are infighting for a scrap of a carcass.
    Firstly the Tamils were the enemies , then the Muslims and the other minorities.
    Now the fight and jealousy is between the those who drank and ate Appa.
    Take the Matinee seat and watch the dramas unfolding.

    • 39
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      He finally opened the pandora’s box. Walgama ‘s life will be in danger in the days to come.
      Canines of Wimal Buruwanse and Gonthadiplila will face it – we will be watching it calm and quiet.

      Now Rajapkshes will have to reveal the nation why GOTA and others burnt down Jaffna library.
      Whoever did this should have been a NUMBER ONE idiot.
      Gotler’s real face will be exposed in the days to come.

      • 27
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        In the days to come.

        We will hear lot more about the bad boys of the most abusive outfit of the country -Joint opposition.
        For the last few weeks, Dinesh Gunawardhana had been silent.
        Wasidewa is seen to be stay mum but when he would open his both ends is unpredictable.
        All in all, the young ones in that outfit are naively being put as front runners. That way they will sooner be vanished from the JO. I mean Gonthadipila and Wimal Ponnawanse. They deserved breakaway from the abusive bunch.
        All in all, the days ahead of us – we can enjoy getting to see all the dramas.

      • 5
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        Don’t talk bloody nonsense gonalthilaka. The Jaffna library was burnt during early eighties. Gamini Dissanayake and Cyril Matthew were the alleged culprits. Gota was not in the scene at all. Don’t try to sling mud at Gota for everything just because you don’t like him.

        • 9
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          Kamalawathy

          Yes yes bayagota is innocent man. Matale mass graves. Welikada massacre rathupaswela. Lasantha keith ekneligoda.
          Want a detailed list?

          • 3
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            Give me the list H.kahan Gooratne. You ungrateful bastards. If not for Gota you lot must still be shitting in your pants (if you wear one)
            under the bed in fear of Prabha.

            • 0
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              Oh ya so what…?
              Does that would allow him to commit all attrocities he wanted…? Jaffna library incident was one of a big provocation against tamils and forced them to lift the weapon,

              Did you forget this words
              If there is discrimination in this land which is not their (Tamil) homeland, then why try to stay here. Why not go back home (India) where there would be no discrimination. There are your kovils and Gods. There you have your culture, education, universities etc. There you are masters of your own fate

              The great w.j.m Lokubandara’s inspirational quote

              Never mind I’ve already filled my skill migration application, soon bye ,bye bankrupt lanka

            • 0
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              Yako, Apey kollo Died to save you buggers And Gohothambaya’s Ass.
              GOHOTHAMBAYA only collected COMMISSION S

    • 15
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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekere

      Now it appear there were two Dutta Gamanis at it.
      Navin Nayaka is going to be very upset because all these years he was proud to be the son of the greatest arsonist of his time.

      This man Kumara Welgama has tarnished Navin Nayaka’s family name.

      By the way Champika has met Lord Naseby and sought his advice. I thought his father kicked Naseby’s dad from the island once and for all.

    • 19
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      JO Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama ,

      “Lokuge, a long-standing member of the UNP, crossed over to the UPFA during the Rajapaksa presidency.”

      “A person who went to a school would never burn down a library,”

      “Welgama has said in no uncertain terms that he will not support the candidacy of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the latter does not possess a “democratic mindset”.”

      Yes, thanks. Call a Spade, a Spade and a Wavula, a Wavula, a Criminal a Criminal, and a Crook a Crook.

      Thanks for the honest assessment of the crooks, criminals and wavulas.

      Sri Lanka, A Land like no other, where crooks, criminals and wavulas prevail.

    • 0
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      Wow nice attempt to misinterpret…………………SLFP man is pointing at former UNP man …..while Tamils are in bed with UNP…………….

  • 28
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    Ranil

    If Kumara Welgama is telling the truth what are you planning to do with this arsonist?

    I am sure Sirisena would order the Southern Universities to confer him a LLD for his services to literature, declare him a smart patriotic son of the soil.

    • 23
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      NV.

      As usual Dr Ranil is slow and lethargic.
      He will not strike when the iron is hot.
      Bugger listens to Malik Sagala and Akila.

    • 32
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      Native,

      Of course, Colombo University conferred LLD to GoTa who couldn’t pass his GCE (OL) , the man who worked as a coolie in US for not having any standard education to earn a decent job.

      Such fools like GoTa, Mara, and Lokuge who raped innocent girls, looted the country, stole Tsunami funds, killed journalists, political opponents, and over 42,000 innocent Tamil and Sinhala civilians during the war are conferred LLD and PhDs by Sri Lankan Universities.

      It is not surprising that uneducated GoTa is flanked by uneducated morons like Lokuge who burned libraries.

      • 14
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        Nimal

        “Of course, Colombo University conferred LLD to GoTa who couldn’t pass his GCE (OL)”

        Actually, the Colombo Uni awarded a DSc to Dr Go, thanks to Dr Laksiri Fernando.
        I am not sure Dr Go ever worked as a coolie in the US, my Elders tell me he worked in and office as an administrator, perhaps a pen pusher. According to his CV he spent some time in Tamil Nadu and obtained a MSc after leaving the army.

        • 13
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          Native,

          I actually met GoTa when he was working in a convenience store in US after he abandoned the war as a refugee. That time, he was alternating between the gas pump and the cash counter at the convenience store.

          GoTa that time was mild, meek,, and smiling; a totally different person. Then, he also went to a community college there to learn Unix systems. It is public knowledge that he never earned a degree – whether it is BSc or MSc. He simply didn’t have time to do that.

      • 18
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        Can anyone tell me why the Educated Professor G L Pieris slaving for the Rajapaksa clan?
        It’s when the Educated & cultured ones become servants of the uneducated Political Thugs, the country is dragged down and down to it’s destruction

        • 13
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          Naman

          “Can anyone tell me why the Educated Professor G L Pieris slaving for the Rajapaksa clan?”

          He is the Childminder who cares for Namal Baby.
          Haven’t you seen him carrying a Gucci Supreme designer diaper bag?

        • 1
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          He is a tool sucker.he likes fresh milk.

      • 1
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        This lost paradise would award stupid men of Mervin nature – the kind of honorary doctorates not respecting anything.
        Today, that Prof. Laksiri Fernando is totally against Rajapkshes, even if he himself was then among those who decided to award those doctorates.

        By the way, over the weekend, I am going to award a doctorate to my DOG, who has saved the life of two elderly persons in our neighbourhood.

        Native, if you would please join in the award ceremony, you are wellcome to Germany.

  • 16
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    Sir,
    This is one timely and highly necessary Bitc* Fight. Enjoy it! We need to stop that paranoid mastermind behind abductions, extra-judicial killings & massacres in his tracks. Before he gets anywhere near power, ever again. Since scheming, back-stabbing Yahapalanaya clowns show no backbone to lock-up Gota Raja, we have to do it ourselves. One way or the other. Welgama articulates the case pretty well. Despite the obvious short-comings and baggage, he carries himself.
    Cheers!

    • 7
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      Ben Hurling

      Good to hear from you.
      How are you?

      • 5
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        Hi Native,
        I am on a break. Truth be said, I am utterly embarrassed by the support I gave, to both MY3 & RW in January 2015. No doubt, we made marginal progress, but way below the true potential of the January 2015 bloodless revolution. Those two top clowns treat us like bloody idiots. I am depending on you to roll out a new strategic gameplan to take our country back. From corrupt, criminals from SLFP & UNP, who have run SL to the ground.
        Cheers!

  • 31
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    Well done welgama.
    We need straight forward people like you.
    Mahindananda, Gommanpila, Dilum, Lohan, Lokuge and Keheliya are MR ball suckers.

    • 16
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      Sorry !
      Should be DICK SUCKERS OF MR& Co

    • 9
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      Chandra Ekanayaka

      “Mahindananda, Gommanpila, Dilum, Lohan, Lokuge and Keheliya are MR ball suckers.”

      When the going get tough they should make the life of minorities tough, burn their properties, ………….. kill them, ………. loot them, ……

  • 8
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    It is good for the people of SL, to get to know what let to the ‘self harming’ of the Country by an unnecessary CIVIL WAR. We have seen the end of the physical war to a great relief for all the Sri Lankan Population. But, the REAL PEACE & RECONCILIATION has not been achieved.I doubt the current ruling GoSL or future one will be interested as this will not be politically advantageous for any Political Parties of Sinhalese.
    Media needs to be on the side of Mother Lanka and need to propagate peace between various races and religious groups of SL.
    The current problem with the country is that all kinds of people of SL, belonging to various Professions aren’t abiding what’s expected of them-Corruption/lies/deceit etc etc

  • 15
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    Whoever did it ..
    It was wrong .
    Who will burn books except some stupid.
    No way ; we could take revenge from any library or schools …

    • 11
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      Lanka

      “Who will burn books except some stupid.”

      Actually fascist, bigots, and dictators love burning books.

    • 11
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      Why do the Sinhalese have so much enmity for the minorities.
      Why they could not be happy if the minorities of their mother land do well educationally and Economically. Burning of the Jaffna Library was one of the many heinous crimes committed.

      • 8
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        Naman

        “Why do the Sinhalese have so much enmity for the minorities.”

        Like their Tamil Brethren, they are stupid, rage on a 24/7/52 basis.

        They are so naive they can easily be persuaded to believe anything.
        Their life is defined by their own myths, believe themselves to be the chosen people, exploited by right wing noisy fascist minority, are incapable of seeing beyond their nose, prepared to buy Taj Mahal from Champika, Wimal Sangili, ….. believe and seriously expect to have free imported rice from the moon, ……………….. and most believe Dr MR, Dr GR, …………… along with every single handed military man won the war single handedly, even Champika believes his ancestors discovered ZERO and first ape spoke Sinhala.

  • 11
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    The rivalry among the Rajapakse clan seem to be opening cans of worms.

    Looking forward to the response from Lokuge. Why don’t you yobs have a ‘laundry day’ & wash all your dirty linen in public? At least it would be entertaining even if you punks can’t be banished from politics.

  • 7
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    I want to know what Lokuge have to say about Welgama. SF has told enough about Rajapaksas. Mahinda says there is RAW influenced members in JO. Sarath admitted that MR stole funds.If any of this was told by Hindu or NYT Lankans would have turned rabid. Todays news is current CFO of Lanka cricket board piyalal nanda was arrested for financial fraud and Arjuna is asking for Indias help in investigating this matter. If the same was told by ICC regarding CFO Lankans would have turned against ICC.

    • 4
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      Now back stab and curse Arjuna R.
      The venom had to be thrown at some one by the DENIAL DONKEY DIMWITS.

  • 2
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    The burning of Jaffna Library in 1981 has had various “Who done it?”.
    In 2013, retired DIG Edward Gunewardene’s (EG) book ‘Memorable tidbits and the burning of the Jaffna library’, concluded “It was an inside job”. Only Prof Carlos Fonseka believed this but he got a job for this!
    Now this Kumara Welgama accusation. Such statements made in anger(??) must not be used to distort truth.
    .
    Kumara may tackle the culture of corruption/nepotism/impunity. That is a dare.

  • 2
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    Guys, Mr. former President and the JO. Don’t disappoint people.
    Don’t you see, people are slowly drifting away from JO/SLPPers.
    They will never come back to you or go back to SLFP/UNP/JVP but look for new leaders starting from mid next year, (an alternative to JO) and you will become history if a new man who is capable of leading the masses comes forward.
    Mr. former President, see what happened to you.
    A month and a half ago you were fully on the spotlight.
    You visited people. You went Kebithigollawa. You visited many other rural areas and people embraced you with renewed love and respect.
    When you start receiving public attention as was in 2015, two people, namely Maithri and Basil were agitated and brought down a proposal called a ‘caretaker government’ to take you away from the spotlight.
    Look at you. Your light is totally dim right now.
    I know the possible two paths you/JO/SLPP would take in 2019. But none of them will achieve the anticipated result.
    Ultimately the SLFP will take over by Gotabhaya and SLPP by Basil. You will be ended up with nothing.
    The notion that after the next election, the PM will become more powerful than the President IS NOT TRUE.
    What you see now is a “power sharing” by the President at his “own PERSONAL will,” with the PM.
    The 19A passed by 2/3 is not sufficient to transfer executive powers of the President to the Parliament. It was only half way done. It has to be approved by the people by a Referendum.
    The next President NEED NOT TO ‘share’ his powers with the PM.
    He can exercise his executive powers IN FULL.
    I challenge anyone to prove me wrong in the Courts.
    Contd’…..1/2

    • 0
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      Contd’…… 2/2
      Mr. former President, if your party (whatever) cannot secure the majority in the Parliament in the 2020 general elections, you have no other way other than forming ANOTHER UNITY GOVERNMENT with whom, may be with UNP, may be with TNA, I don’t know, in either case the country will NEVER FORGIVE YOU.
      The 19th Amendment, introduced by UNP and passed by 2/3 majority in the Parliament with SLFP/UPFA’s massive support, is the foundation of “a destabilized, weak and a fractured Sri Lanka.”
      As per the 19A, if a single political party cannot show the majority in the Parliament, it cannot form a single government. It has to form a unity government coupling with the next party which secured the second highest seats in the Parliament.
      You can change this Clause in the 19A only through a 2/3 majority in the Parliament, in which case the UNP or the TNA will never vote in favour.
      The present IN-FIGHTING scenario in the JO/SLPP shows that you WILL NOT RECEIVE THE MAJORITY in the next Parliament and Mr. former President, your siblings are fully responsible for the game hatched to divide the JO.
      Your pack, JO, is in astray into three paths right now, Mr. former President.
      Lead your pack from the front like a lion, not from the behind like a shepherd.
      You must remember that unlike other political parties, JO is full of strong politicians with backbone and individual personalities. They will work only under one leader. You will never be able to tame them with underhand means or through sidekicks.

  • 6
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    If the Doctorate is considered as something special, Gotabaya Rajapakse shall be given double doctorate for leading and managing the entire war machinery in annihilating LTTE Terrorists because that action had given right to live to Tamil massess and Sri Lankans as a whole.

    • 3
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      Nimal Tissass Wijethunga

      While the national hangmen was sitting in his air conditioned room choosing his next victim and planning his next murder Hindian field commanders were planning and executing the war. Tragically stupid Sinhala youth from villages had to sacrifice their life for the elites who had no idea about the war.

      You must be one of those who benefited from the war hence you have to be grateful to the national hangman. His brother Dr Mahinda is eternally grateful to VP for winning him two elections and a war.

    • 1
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      A Nobel Peace Prize to the Lankan or the group of Lankans who dismantles the structure of the culture of corruption/nepotism/impunity.
      Do you agree Nimal Tissa Wijethunga?

    • 0
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      Yes, Yes, Nimal Tissa Wijetunga,
      TheTitles of the theses/Dissertations should be as given below:

      1) Extra judicial Human slaughter on broad day light by Rajapkashe siblings with backing of Sinhala Extremists across the country in post war episodes

      2) Extra judicial Human slaught on minotring Muslims by Rajakashe Siblings and offsprings with the help of so called buddhist monks such as BBS and other movements.

  • 2
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    THERE IS TEST MATCH GOING ON BETWEEN RANIL AND MY3.ANOTHER 50 OVER MATCH GOING ON BETWEEN MY3 AND MAHINDA.BUT THE MOST POPULAR MATCH 20-20 BETWEEN JO MEMBERS SUCH AS LOKUGE-WIMAL-VASU-GONAPILLAI-JONSTAN-MAHINDANANDA.WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHO WILL HIT MORE POLITICAL SIXES AND BEAT SANATH JAYASOORIYAS RECORDS.

  • 5
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    What Minister Kumara Welgama’s saying is truth about Minister Gamini Lokuge . He is one of the murderers thuggish politician in present political arena and handled leading underworld elements like [ Soththi Upali ] and more and other ministers are like Mallimarachi, Sirisena ect.. during President Premadasa time by ruins of the image. Now talks like a clean and clear politician.People knows about him . This is what you call [Bokke Dadamas Hakke Budhu ras].

  • 6
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    Lokuge did it under the advise of Gamini Dissanayake

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      Kolla

      “Lokuge did it under the advise of Gamini Dissanayake”

      Are you sure it was Gamini Lokuge and not Gamini Jayawickrama Perera as accused by the former chief minister of North Western Province Athula Wijesinghe?

  • 3
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    KUMAR WELGAMA is one who desreoyed Transport in Sri lanka. HE was the minister and his brother was the Secretary and plundered the ministry to the top.

    • 1
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      Softy, tell Welgama put some Tala Tel to head. Sinhala Politicians do those fireworks always because their heads are hot by the Hambantota and Polonnaruwa Sun.

      This guy was in UNP while for 17 years when JR and Richard P. were doing all murders and looting and arsons to Tamils and to their properties. This guy went to SLFP after seeing the Brother Prince’s Genocide war. He went to Joint Comedy club only after OISL accused them as War Criminals. Now why is that donkey braying? If he thinks that the Slap Party is going to lose in the coming election, he should come back to UNP. That could be winner in that case. Otherwise, he a guy looks for the winning side, he stay in the Joint Comedy club. He should take lesson from GLP, who has read more than Jaffna library ever had.

  • 0
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    This Kumara Welgama Idiot is talking forty years old politics. Probably, Gamini Lokuge is cloer to be defeated in his electorate.So, in order to raise PAtriotism among voters this Thief from the CTB and from the RAILWay is promoting another. IF this is going to be the gotabhaya Rajapakse’s clique, god save Sri lanka from Rajapakses. Because all the Rajapakses are lining up for new elecorates. Are voters of the electorate that foolish to accept all the PArliament involed in burning up the Library.

  • 0
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  • 1
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    So called Buddhist priests in Sri Lanka spread jealosy and hatred among Sinhalese people .Complete opposite of what Buddha preached.We have to kill the culture of competitive exams and private tuition from the kindergarten level to have law abiding citizens.

  • 1
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    Sinhala racist beating their chest and dancing on the streets of Sri Lanka…
    sinhala racist politician 1 …..I burnt down Jaffna Library
    sinhala racist politician 2 …no no not you I burnt down Jaffna library
    sinhala racist politician 3 no no none of you I burnt Jaffna Library
    Sinhala racist politician 4 ..all three of you are wrong I burnt Jaffna Library

    now I leave it to your imagination who 1, 2, 3, and 4 are…and there are hundreds more

    but each one of them want to boast that it was him who delivered the promise to the Sinhala massess

  • 0
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    i WOULD LIKE TO ADD LITTLE MORE THIS SAME MAN WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE ATTACKING MANY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND TRADE UNION LEADERS AND RESPONSIBLE FOR LARGE SCALE ILLEGAL LIQUOR PRODUCTION,SO HE IS REALLY QUALIFIED TO BE MP in the parliament

  • 0
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    Gamini Lokuge is the man who hit Marikkar in the commotion that broke out
    in parliament not long ago ! As I remember , Marikkar was reported to have
    given him his dues ! It is important to remember here that targeting Marikkar
    in the melee was a clear “racist move.” So , it is possible Gamini Lokuge could be
    the culprit behind the burning of the Library ! So finally only an infighting would
    bring out decades old conspiracies ? No doubt there were dozens of racist MPs
    from UNP in parliament in both good and bad times while SLFP was full of them !

  • 0
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    Very Good whywhy,
    ” Gamini Lokuge is the man who hit Marikkar in the commotion that broke outin parliament not long ago ! As I remember , Marikkar was reported to have given him his dues ”
    Finger tip info.

  • 0
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    Political killing has reputation of UNP very beginning that follow by JVP,then baton goes to that LTTE has enrich TNA back UNP support.
    Now UNP want Welgam to carry forward New line of political by within rank SLPP by aim of breaking the rank and file of SLPP-supports.
    Kumar Welgama has undertaken by New Mission entrusted by outside power.

  • 0
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    Native Veddah/Angoda Vedda/Kala Vedda,

    Nothing in the comments as only rubbish.

    KPillai,
    Yes, Noble Peace Prize to Gotabaya Rajapakse for giving the Right to Live to Tamil Masses in particular and Sri Lankans as a whole. Besides, fight the war for India as well.

    Babalathappu,
    The Thesis shall be titled as “Ways, Means and Mechanism of Annihilation of LTTE Terrorism to uphold Human Rights”.

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