18 October, 2019

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Gota ‘Well Enough’ To Enter The Presidential Race But Not To Appear Before Court

A mainstream Sinhala language daily today carried in its front page, a story quoting Gotabaya Rajapaksa currently in Singapore allegedly recovering from his heart surgery. The headline read “I am well now: Will be ready for Presidential election as soon as I return to Sri Lanka”.

Gotabaya is said to have gone through an Open Heart surgery in Singapore was ‘mandated a six week rest period’ following the procedure. This was stated by PC Ali Sabry when his client was a no-show at the first hearing of the D A Rajapaksa Museum trial on June 19th.

Given Gotabaya’s health has failed him to a level that he cannot even fly to Sri Lanka before the end of the six week period, it is confusing as to how he will enter and keep up with the stress of being at the center of a presidential race.

He had told the MP delegation led by Prasanna Ranatunga who visited him in Singapore, that he will not back down and will face any challenge.

The Court granted permission for Gota to travel overseas for medical treatment with effect from May 24 until June 2.

However, through a special motion filed by PC Sabry on June 3, the Court was informed his client was unable to return to Sri Lanka as mandated by the Court, due to having undergone heart surgery in Singapore.

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    I would blame the judges who allow those who have very serious cases against them such as against Gota, Avonguard etc to leave the country. Its time the Chief Justice takes action against these judges and those judges who are appointed to sit on the bench who at the last minute withdraw from the case as well.

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      US citizen Gota who organized the Avant Guard scam to asset strip the SL Navy fon the behest of his American handlers and US puppet Bondscam Ranil are 2 sides of the same coin with Tilak Marapona as the go between:

      Glad that the Avant Guard investigations are going ahead under the brilliant and honest AG Dppula De Livera – the first honest AG that Lanka has had in a long time.

      Gota and Ranil are both part of the US brokered bi-partisan UNP-SLFP Corruption racket set up with USAID and MCC funds in the name of Fake RECONCILIATION and peace building to turn SL Parliament into Cesspit of corruption, impunity, immunity and Parliamentary Priviledge for corrupt politician to loot the country and turn it into a US military base..
      This corruption racket is now run by Prasad Kariayawasam to sell SOFA and the MCC Fake development aid compact.

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    Gota is actually an agent of the US Neo-Cons who are conspiring to turn Sri Lanka into their base in their frenzied efforts to contain China’s growing threat in the region. They see him as the ideal candidate to achieve their strategic objectives in Sri Lanka: (1) he has the necessary posturing to dupe the Sinhala-Buddhist voters and win, and (2) his legal problems over war crimes and human rights violations, and the murders of Thajudeen and Lasantha, white van abductions, and financial crimes such as Avant Garde, and Rajapaksa Museum – provide them the perfect leverage to keep him in line.

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      He is just another military dictator like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Mao Zedong, Idi Amin, and so on. Even when he was just a secretary, we have seen how he performed his duties, how he took care of the protesters, how he treated the prisoners, how he handled the journalists, and so on.

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    Eagle Eye & Amarasiri,

    From ancient times, Sri Lanka was known by a variety of names. Thambapanni (Prince Vijay), Heladiva (Mahavamsa), Sinhale/Sihala Dipa (Deepavamsa), Lanka (Ramayana), Eelam (Tamil Sangam), Taprobane (Greeks), Serendib (Arabs), Mummudi Cholamandalam (during Chola rule), Ceilao (Portuguese), Ceylon (British), Ilankai (Tamil), Sri Lanka (Republican constitution). Today the official name of the island is Sri Lanka. Anybody and everybody can use the above names for their busnisses, but they cannot change the official name of the country without a constitutional change.

    Throughout the entire history, right from the beginning, Sri Lanka which was known by all the above names had NEVER been mono-ethnic but was always a multi-ethnic land with many different races/tribes, and the best evidence to prove this is none other than the Pali Chronicles.
    According to the Mahavamsa, before Vijay came from India to form the Sinhala kingdom, there were four different races/tribes in Heladiva known as Yaksha, Naga, Deva and Raksha (according to the ancient Indian Hindu, Buddhist & Jain texts, these same tribes were also living in India). Hela was not a mono-ethnic race but a multi-ethnic nation comprising the above four races/tribes.

    According to the archeological/epigraphic evidence, during the early historic period the races/tribes that lived in the island of Lanka were Demadas, Kabojas/kambojas, Milekas, Muridis, Merayas, Jhavakas and the ruling clan was Lambakannas and Moriyas. It was multi-ethnic. Similarly, Sinhala during early historic period was a nation (not a mono-ethnic race) comprising of multi-ethnic races/tribes (including Vijay’s people, Elara’s people, Hela tribes and many others). The early Damilas/Tamils of Lanka were also a part of the Sinhala nation.

    Continued…

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      However, after the long Chola rule (Mummudi Cholamandalam, AD 993 – 1070) ended in Sri Lanka in the 11th century, a large part of the Chola Tamils (Saivate Hindus) neither returned back nor assimilated with the local Sinhala nation. Instead, they moved and settled in the North and created a new Tamil identity which later spread to the East as well. By the 13th Century, they created the Jaffna Kingdom. Later, by the late 14th Century, Muslims came as traders and settled in the island and formed another separate identity. The biggest mistake our rulers did was, allowing them to create separate Tamil, Muslim identities. Otherwise, if they were made to assimilate into the Sinhala nation, today all the Sri Lankans irrespective of race/religion will be known as Sinhalayo.
      Those South Indian agricultural labour/slaves brought by the Portuguese and the Dutch for cinnamon and tobacco plantation later assimilated with the local population and became Sinhalese (in the South) and Tamils (in the North). Only those brought by the British for Tea/Rubber plantation still remain as a separate group known as upcountry/estate Tamils. Several new identities came into existance after that, such as Burghers, Malays, Estate Tamils and so on. Today, the multi-ethnic Sinhala nation is reduced to a mono ethnic Sinhala race along with many other races (Tamils, Muslims, Burghers, Malays, etc.). Therefore, today we cannot talk about a Sinhala Nation or a Sihala Dipa that existed once upon a time, it is now a Sri Lankan Nation and Sri Lanka. Before the 11th century AD, even the South Indian Invaders ruled the island as a Sinhala nation. It was only after the 11th century Chola rule, the Sinhala nation was reduced to a Sinhala race along with a Tamil race and our own leaders should be blamed for this.

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        Lakmal Mendis,

        Thanks for your comment.

        The disputes Amarasiri have are related to the misinformation given by Eagle Eye, Prof. Raj Somadeva, and many others, in the face of overwhelming evidence that:

        1. The Native Veddah Aethho are the true original inhabitants of the land.

        2. The Para-Sinhala calling the Para-Tamils and others Paras is , when the Sinhala are themselves Paras, is ridiculous, and shows the racism and low IQ, of Para-Sinhala, in light of overwhelming evidence.

        Even the Catholic Church after about 400 years, wised up and accepts the Heliocentric model of the Solar system.

        Not the Para-Sinhala. Are they discarding the lion ancestor belief of Sinhala, promoted by many, including the Para-Sinhala professor Sarathchandra, of Sinhabahu fame?

        Another Para-Sinhala lie was invented recently by some Para Sinhala Journalists aided and abetted by the Para-Sinhala Police generating lies and to frame a good Muslim Doctor. See below.

        https://factcheck.afp.com/sri-lankan-authorities-found-muslim-surgeon-had-not-performed-any-sterilisations

        Fortunately, not all Para-Sinhala are stupid, and many have sone ethics left. This cannot be said about the Para/ Sinhala “Buddhist “ monks, who are an insult to Pristine Buddhism and to the Buddha.

        Read Amarasiri’s comments to Eagle Eye, Prof. Raj Somadeva’s presentations. They are ignoring data and facts to link the ancestors of Native Veddah Aethho to Para-Sinhala, and claim that the Para- Sinhala are the original Natives, just like the Catholic Church was claiming that the Earth does not move and the Sun goes around the Earth.

        Even the Catholic Church relented. Amarasiri is Awaiting the ignorant racists to accept the truth.

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          .Eagle Eye and Prof. Raj Somadev.

          Part 1

          1. The Native Veddah Aethho are the true original inhabitants of the land. Yes!

          “We more related to Veddas than Aryans “– Prof. Somadeva

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FUU_xUXyrg

          Prof. Somadeva, according to mt DNA, the Para-Sinhala are closer to Para-Tamils than to Native Veddah Aethho. You need to review your genetics lessons. Those ancestors are the ancestors of Native Veddah Aethho, and not the ancestors of Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils, who may have raped or taken as mistresses or wives of the Paras.

          Yes. We agree on that. You may use archaeology. However, mitochondrial DNA information from the mothers generics, clearly show that the Native Veddah Aethho are the true Natives in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho. All others. Para-Sinhala, Para-Demala etc are Paras, Paradeshis.

          In fact the Para-Sinhala and Para-Demala are later arrivals and their mt DNA genetics are very similar, and point to South India.

          https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

          Journal of Human Genetics volume 59, pages 28–36 (2014)

          Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

          The 125,000 year date is highly questionable. It has to be less than 100,000 years or less. See below, another study om the mt DNA.

          About 2/3rd of the Vedda population comprised of macro-haplogroup N or its subclades R and U, whereas macro-haplogroup M was predominant in all other populations.

          The Vedda population clustered separately from other groups and Sri Lankan Tamils showed a closer genetic affiliation to Sinhalese than to Indian Tamils. Thus this study provides useful information for forensic analysis and anthropological studies of Sri Lankans.

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          Eagle Eye and Prof. Raj Somadev.

          Part 2 , continued

          1. The Native Veddah Aethho are the true original inhabitants of the land. Yes!

          The 125,000 year date is highly questionable. It has to be less than 100,000 years or less. See below, another study om the mt DNA.

          https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277975417_A_study_of_genetic_polymorphisms_in_mitochondrial_DNA_hypervariable_regions_I_and_II_of_the_five_major_ethnic_groups_and_Vedda_population_in_Sri_Lanka

          Diversity of the hypervariable regions (HV) I and II of the mitochondrial genome was studied in maternally unrelated Sri Lankans (N=202) from six ethnic groups (i.e.: Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamil, Muslim, Malay, Indian Tamil and Vedda). DNA was extracted from blood and buccal swabs and HVI and HVII regions were PCR amplified and sequenced. Resulting sequences were aligned and edited between 16024-16365 and 73-340 regions and compared with revised Cambridge reference sequences (rCRS). One hundred and thirty-five unique haplotypes and 22 shared haplotypes were observed. A total of 145 polymorphic sites and 158 polymorphisms were observed. Hypervariable region I showed a higher polymorphic variation than hypervariable region II. Nucleotide diversities were quite low and similar for all ethnicities apart from a slightly higher value for Indian Tamils and a much lower value for the Vedda population compared to the other groups.

          When the total population was considered South Asian (Indian) haplogroups were predominant, but there were differences in the distribution of phylo-geographical haplogroups between ethnic groups. Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamil and Vedda populations had a considerable presence of West Eurasian haplogroups.

          About 2/3rd of the Vedda population comprised of macro-haplogroup N or its subclades R and U, whereas macro-haplogroup M was predominant in all other populations.

          The Vedda population clustered separately from other groups and Sri Lankan Tamils showed a closer genetic affiliation to Sinhalese than to Indian Tamils. Thus this study provides useful information for forensic analysis and anthropological studies of Sri Lankans.

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    Gota US citizen he may be a CIA agent!

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    Is very humane to be has granted on ground of that health conditions another term of extended to remain in overseas GR, there is nothing wrong by Judiciary of Sri Lanka.The well facts has been reveled that known political culprits of CBK MS and RW are an opposed to extended of GR stay in overseas.
    By and large basis on that political revival of GR which that purely misused political power by in UNP hands of corrupted leaders of that state apparatus of govt.Sri lanka by US+UNP joint venture advicies .
    Consequently that GR become political victimization and discrimination by powerful hands of that UNP group leaders of RW, MS, and CBK politics of USA military intervention an Island.

    This is really bad weather for norms of functions of that democracy system of governance in Island by UNP authorities Rule of politics of Wicakrashinge and CBK clan of family neoptism of politics that undermined rule of governances by USA advices .

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    Let me quote a few interesting sentences from a BBC journo appeared on DBSJ’s web:
    “At a funeral for one of the victims of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings, a grief-stricken relative wailed and shouted: “We need Gota, We need Gota.” She was referring to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the wartime defence chief who played a leading role in crushing Tamil rebels in a bloody civil war which ended 10 years ago. Sri Lanka’s minority Tamils loathe Mr Rajapaksa but he’s celebrated as a hero by many in the majority Sinhalese population, particularly hardliners.
    Amid the chaos and confusion that followed the suicide attacks in April this year, many Sri Lankans said a perceived strongman like Gotabhaya Rajapaksa could stamp out Islamist extremism in the country.”
    This is the general feeling of the majority people in Sri Lanka today. Just for the heck of it, speak to any Sri Lankan living in Sri Lanka today, s/he will say the same thing like the wailing woman.

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