7 July, 2022

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Gota Won’t Contest Presidency: Dupes Businessmen Into Donating Millions Of Rupees

Contrary to widespread public speculations and claims by Joint Opposition parliamentarians, Former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa will not contest the next Presidential election, Colombo Telegraph can reveal today.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sources within the Rajapaksa family confirmed to Colombo Telegraph that Rajapaksa would not contest the Presidential nor has he applied to the US state authorities seeking cancellation of his US citizenship.

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution bars people with foreign citizenship from running for public office. Many supporters of the Rajapaksa camp have expressed confidence that the former Defence Secretary will revoke his US citizenship to make himself eligible to run for the presidency.

“As far as I know, he does not have any plans to contest the Presidential election,” our source said, adding that Gotabaya had fooled many people, including leading businessmen, into believing that he would run for the presidency.

They added these businessmen donate him millions of rupees on a monthly basis allowing him to live a luxurious life in the suburbs of Colombo. He continues to receive specialised Police protection and other government facilities, including vehicles, despite the absence of any threat from the LTTE.

The former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence has so far avoided obtaining membership with the Sri Lanka Polujana Peramuna (SLPP), the proxy party of the Rajapaksa family which was set up as a political front for the next national level elections.

The businessmen, sources from the Rajapaksa family said, maintain an uninterrupted supply of funds to ensure Gotabaya becomes the President. “Gota often laughs at their naivety. These businessmen will only realize their stupidity when the name of the presidential candidate is announced.”

However, Rajapaksa continues to organize ‘Viyathmaga’ and ‘Eliya’ conferences that project him as a potential Presidential candidate. The deceptive presidential campaign helped Rajapaksa politicize a surfeit of court cases against him over serious allegations of bribery and corruption.

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  • 75
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    So who can trust this man? He is just like the sharks he keeps in his tanks. It will be dangerous to have this man in power.

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      Tissa

      Have Gota, his clan and the armed forces accounted for LTTE’s cash and gold amounting to billions of rupees they stole from Vanni immediately after the end of war?
      What they looted in Vanni is more than sufficient to buy as many as votes/MPs they want and meet the expenses of as many as elections.

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        Has the LTTE and the TNA accounted for the money and property they stole from the Muslim people they evicted from Jaffna at gunpoint, and from eastern villages?

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          Bodin

          Gota looted everything that the LTTE had, including money and gold it extorted from people, robbing the Muslims’ entire wealth, Mahinda’s bribe to rig the 2005 presidential elections, Premadasa’s contribution to fight the IPKF, its income from numerous trade, …………..

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            @Native Vedda, have you noticed when you thrash these racists/idiots with arguments filled with facts they will never give you a rebuttal? They go silent and then re-appear somewhere else to spew their racism and stupidity? This guy Bodin wants to retrieve something from the now defunct LTTE. All the gold is with Shiranthi Rajapaksa. He has forgotten that.

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          @Bodin, it is all with Shiranthi Rajapaksa. Go and ask her and she will give them all to you. LTTE robbed the Muslims of the north is a fact. Rajapaksas robbed the LTTE is also a fact. Now that the LTTE is no more, you may get them all back from Shiranthi Rajapaksa. Maybe you can ask Karuna Amman and Pillayan where the Rajapaksas are hiding all the gold. They are great men and they will gladly help you.

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            a@a.com, Tamil from the north

            We meet all kind of people in this forum.
            Bodin is one of them.
            Bodin like others remembers less and less as from what exactly happened in this island earlier.

            Let’s have a happy new year.

            • 3
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              No he selectively remembers and forgets details that suits his Islamic agenda

        • 3
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          Pretend Arab, low caste immigrant convert from South India , what about all the wealth looted from the Tamils by Muslims hooligans and thugs down south during state sponsored anti Tamil pogroms and the Muslim home guards who with the Sri Lankan armed forces and state help, murdered and killed thousand of Tamils in the east , ethically cleansed many ancient Tamil Hindu villages in the Amparai and parts of Batticaloa districts, stole their lands and wealth and then converted these former Tamil Hindu villages to exclusive Muslim only villages destroyed many Hindu temples , with many of them converted to mosques and beef stalls. I can give you specific examples of this. This is still going on the east and parts of Mannar. with overt and covert support from the authorities and local politicians and establishment. However you low caste converts keep quiet about this and never mention this , as you want to steal our land. Immigrant South Indian converts, who came as refugees to our land and now conniving to steal our land s , with funds obtained from certain countries and create a Wahhabi/Salafist Paradise. The LTTE would have never chased the Muslims from the north , if they did not catch them spying for the Sinhalese armed forces and storing arms in the mosques. They did not want a repeat of what happened to the Tamils in the east to happen in the north. Especially in Mannar.

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            Does the caste matter

    • 11
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      If Gota becomes president even the water in the Indian Ocean will become less as he used
      to send bowsers to bring sea water for his sharks ,what abuse of power, are the Sri Lankans
      so naive to bring this man to power? Sirisena is the stumbling block for the Rajapaksa court cases. Sira must be impeached immediately Ranil and his government are enjoying their
      Appointments and even they , like ,Sirisena are putting self before the country.

    • 5
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      No one can, even the Judiciary.
      They fixed the court case for the 3 Rd of Jan, having given enough time , he did a ” No Show” sighting gone abroad with permission.
      Is it not the Mockery of SLankan Judiciary??
      This man is not an honest man, he’s a cut throat Liar and a cheat. Cheating the Law of the country.
      What’s wrong? They can buy anything with the Looted wealth, even their last breath , they think?
      God has other plans for these Liars.Wait and see. Man ! Go and face the court Honourably!!
      Shame on you.
      The waste of state money again.

    • 3
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      Tissa,

      “So who can trust this man? “
      ” Rajapaksa continues to organize ‘Viyathmaga’ “

      There are enough suckers out there, there are rumor that Gota is going to change the campaign to Gon-maga, fools-way.

      So Rajapaksa will organize Gon-maga, Fools-way.

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      Any guesses as to who these businessmen are?

      Just a clue !! They are the same guys who manupulated the stock market and got away without any punishment. Also companies involved in “sin” industries are also big supporters.

  • 48
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    only a fool will give up american citizenship
    basil clearly said he will not
    so are eliya and viyathmaga red herrings

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      nalmen

      why do you say that?What is the advantage he has by having US citizenship?

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        Shankar

        What is the advantage of having a SL citizenship. Only a fool would give up US citizenship.

        • 0
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          ruwan
          “What is the advantage of having a SL citizenship.”

          each his own way.You have your mind and i have mine.We are both entitled to think differently because we are different creations.I would rather die than give up the citizenship of sri lanka.I have another citizenship too,but if iam given a choice i will renounce that and keep the sri lankan one.

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          Why fight for Eelam while having US or Canadian citizenship?
          It is better to live in US or Canada and also control the North from there?
          We hear a majority of TNA MPs are dual citizens, but keep mum about it with the connivance of these western powers?

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            Edward

            Also better to have a war criminal from the past who lived in the USA with citizenship rights to fight the war which killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians and his other petty wars in deciding who has the right to life, who should die, …………….. a sub contractor in the killing business whose profession was and is to kill kill kill ……….. and proud about being the next dictator the country never wanted to have.

          • 7
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            Yes it is better live in these lands, than with racist genocide Sinhalese like you , and control the north and east and also fight for Eelam as this is our land and not yours. Sinhalese racist with a western name Edward.

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        He has Assets there, Lands. Ask his Son. He has lands and buildings in India. Ask the Married daughter.

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          JD

          If he is having lands and buildings in india without indian citizenship,why can’t he have the lands in the US in the same manner?I don’t think he is bothered much about his US citizenship and was willing to be the presidential candidate,but shiranthi put a spoke in the wheel and wanted mahinda to get a guarantee for namal to take over from 2025.The blunt gota flatly refused saying namal has to forge his own political future and he will help that but he can’t guarantee anything.

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        Great question Shankar, why do our people think having US citizenship is like going to heaven with 77 beauties. On the other hand, Gota’s son can always sponsor him to get his citizenship back in case he chooses to give it up.

        • 2
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          @wannihami, where are you? Hambantota?

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            Nah, T fro N I am close to your hood, in Vanni as my name says.

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              @wannihami, oh good so next time I can meet and have a coffee with a bright mind like you. Unfortunately I have been in Canada over 30 years. So I will let you know when I arrive. I will bring a brain with me as a gift, which you appear to lack.

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          wannihami

          “why do our people think having US citizenship is like going to heaven with 77 beauties. “

          He too would have thought going to and settling down in the USA was having multiple orgasm without having to move any parts of the body. Many years later the opportunity came his way, being appointed the National Hangman of the country, with assurance of lifelong impunity, lots of commissions on defense contracts, and lot of support from VP and Hindia.

          If he did know 77 beauties won’t accompany him in the USA and needed to work to pay the bills why did go there in the first place? Escape justice back in the island.

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      Yes, who would give up the US citizenship, when 10-100 million are clamoring for it. Many are trying to get in, and that is why Trump wants a wall. They have a constitution that appears to have worked for 240 years. Amarasiri.

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        “Yes, who would give up the US citizenship, when 10-100 million are clamouring for it.”

        Although not Lankans, many have renounced their US citizenship to contest elections or take up positions in their former countries.

        And many for tax reasons including Eduardo Saverin (Facebook.)

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          nimal fernando,,

          Yes, it depends on the personal situation If the opportunities, family and social situation in the home country is much better than the foreign country, there is no reason to get the citizenship in the foreign country. For many countries, this is true only for a certain fraction of the populace .However, this is not the case for a large fraction of the populace.This fraction tries to enter those economies and political systems that are conducive.

          Just look at the number of South Americans trying to enter the US and Canada, ad the number of Africans,North Africans and from Syria trying to enter Europe. Even for Sri Lankans and Indians, many have opted to be in the West and citizens, including Gotabaya Rajapaksa..

          Looks like Gotabaya Rajapaksa took a calculated decision, like the millions migrating from their home countries . Why did he go to the US in the first place?

          Remember the Paras from India migrated to the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, some time ago.

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            Amarasiri,

            What you say is largely true. But I was merely trying to point out that there are some Americans who renounce their citizenship. Wikipedia will give you some prominent ones …….. and their reasons.

            No doubt, Gota will renounce his citizenship in a jiffy without any second thoughts …………. “smart” patriots don’t come any bigger than the Rajapakses!

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              nimal fernando,

              “What you say is largely true. But I was merely trying to point out that there are some Americans who renounce their citizenship. Wikipedia will give you some prominent ones …….. and their reasons.”

              Yes, there are many Americans who are earning a lot of money outside the US, who have to pay US taxes can avoid US taxes by being a citizen of a tax free country like Bahamas.

              In the 1960’s many Americans of draft age left America, sought asylum, because of the Vietnam Draft, and renounced the US Citizenship.

              In Gota’s case better overall opportunity for him in the US., while being a dual citizen, so that he can steal wit the help of his family and cronies, and keep the stolen assets in US dollars, while the rupee continues to depreciate.

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                Amarasiri,

                “In the 1960’s many Americans of draft age left America, sought asylum, because of the Vietnam Draft, and renounced the US Citizenship.”

                True, many went over the border to Canada. Those were the honest ones! Others used political connections and other means to remain put and still avoid the war.

                No president from Bill Clinton down has fought in a war. Earlier it was de rigueur for any politician to have volunteered for the forces in time of war.

                Outfits such as “Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly” took propaganda and twisting the truth to another level. ………. To take away the shame associated with the act of lying, and make it respectable.

                See how Karl Rowe destroyed John Kelly’s “war record” and made Bush Jr. (a war-avoider in the local national guard through family connections) win the election.

                Now it’s all lies and propaganda.

                I suppose you realise that more than anything ……… what is going on in SL is a propaganda battle between the various political “entities.”

                In this propaganda-battle the full-liars (Weerawansa, Rajapakse, Sirisena, Gammanpila et al ……….) have a distinct advantage over the semi-liars (Ranil, Ranjan, Fonseka, et al …….. )


                And observe one interesting “happening” ……… how Champika Ranawaka turned himself from a full-liar to a semi-liar ……….. comes with the territory of the side he joined. :))

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                  Nimal Fernando,

                  Yes, is all about their own self-interest. USA and Sri Lanka are two different theaters, but the Sri Lankan’s seem to be clumsy.

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                  @Nimal Fernando, thanks for your sensible comments. The day we all stop looking at each other as Tamils, Sinhalese, etc, that’s the day this beautiful country of ours will see light. The racists on both sides will keep this fire burning until they make some serious cash.

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      N,
      Many in their wisdom never even thought of obtaining US citizenship, despite strong prospects.

    • 12
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      Oh, I see, nalmen,
      .
      So contrary to what we’ve been told, this isn’t anything about his much vaunted patriotism; it is all about how much you can get out of either country: the US or Sri Lanka.

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        Sinhala Man,

        Yes. Gita estimated that even though he can get some funds from the stupid, fat, obese businessmen suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases, still he is better off being a US citizen, because Sri Lankan Patritism only as food as what you can get out of it.

        Gota knows the so-called patriotism of his brother, who sold the country to the Chinese piece by piece, to get his commissions.

        Does he know that the mean IQ of the populace and the businessmen is around 79?

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    Gota- phobia ! And this attempt is actually below par!

    C’mon CT, you are fast loosing your bite!!

    • 9
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      Agree with Words; what’s this article? Are you too suffering from Gota-phobia like the UNP, JHU, TNA, and JVP? Did you interview Gota, or any of his close relatives? No, Then, the quotes given here are suspicious and baseless.
      CT! you are fast loosing everything from credibility to the bite you aim at.
      If ‘Truth is a process’, here, that truth is manipulatively and subjectively packed to end that process. There is no process any more!
      This kind of rootless articles are a major setback for your professionalism that you have maintained so far! It shows your team is becoming weak, vulnerable, and aimless when you need to be strong and trustworthy, specially in this year 2019.
      Thank you!

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      Words

      You should join SJ in blaming Federal Party, TULF, TNA, …. for Gota’s heroic retreat. At least he is well off with looted gold and cash from LTTE.

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    Gotabaya Rajapaksa,

    You have done well with those suckers, in the land where the mean IQ is 79. They spend a lot of time and money on politicians, get no proper exercise, eat processed and manufactured foods with a lot of sugar and salt. Then they get diabetes, cardiovascular disasease and other chronic diseases.

    So, no need to feel empathy for these obese suckers. In fact, you are helping them. However, they do have a lot of money left to bribe other politicians and to get far and obese.

  • 21
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    Do not believe its source of this information. They have changed their strategy according to the results of the October 26 coup.They thought they can buy MPs and change the constitution.But now they have realized it’s not possible and may be hiding their plans under the carpet for future use.

  • 19
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    If the businessmen are stupid, don’t blame Gota. He will always have one foot in the USA and the other in Sri Lanka with his balls hanging in between,

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      steve

      businessman are not stupid.Regardless of whether he becomes president or not he will be a powerful man if the SLPP candidate becomes the president.

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        Shankar
        Let him first be cleared by the courts on the numerous cases pending. Yes he will be a powerful man with his white vans. Businessmen watch it !!

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          if the rajapakshes come back to power steve,there won’t be any cases being looked into.Former Cheap Justice Mohan peiris will be appointed as Cheap Justice again.

          ps.also don’t forget brilliant lowyer namal is there to defend uncle.With the combination of peiris and namal together gota has nothing to worry.

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      Steve: Does he have them in the first place. If he does, why did he run away to USA when the LTTE were taking potshots at every politician they they thought had the face of an Aztec god?

  • 19
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    I think CT and others could be a little more accurate. There is a difference between what is understood by “Defence Secretary” which in many parts of the world a minister of cabinet rank and “Secretary to the Ministry of Defence” which is the job this ruffian held. Of course, in practice, he was king of the jungle, but that status was gained by strongman tactics of controlling the security apparatus, and turning parts of it into murder squads, rather than via any democratic avenues. No wonder holding onto American citizenship is more important to him than entering a democratic path to demonstrating patriotism. So, please let us not give him a status he does not deserve by careless use of language.

  • 17
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    If GoTa goes back to US, what will he do?
    ………
    – Live, work, and die as a Gas Station Assistant pumping Gas?
    (that is the best he can get there as per his education)
    ……Or
    – Stay in Sri Lanka with support from low IQ suckers while being pampered in the
    luxury of unprecedented state security – a far dream for him anywhere else?

  • 9
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    Gota backed down after MR told him MY3 will be the presidential candidate

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      Joyce Lekamge

      “Gota backed down after MR told him MY3 will be the presidential candidate”

      What about emperor in waiting Namal Baby 1/2 PhD?
      Gota still can be the national hangman and pull the strings behind the scene, with notorious Jack Ketch knot.
      Asgiriya would be very unhappy as he is going to miss the Sinhala aryan Hitler.

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      joyce

      if so it is a good move by mahinda.It safeguards his son for 2025 and SLFP plus SLPP votes will put maithri over the line unless the SLFP further splits up and maithri has only about 5 -6% of the vote base.Then mahinda’s 40 and his 5% will be only 45%.

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    ha ha American Citizenship to work in the cash till at 7/11 is more valuable than the prospect of being “President of Sri Lnaka.!!!!
    Welcome to Miracle of Asia !

  • 8
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    {“……..Dupes Businessmen Into Donating Millions Of Rupees”}
    Come off this CT. Lankan businessmen, like their counterparts worldwide, invest – not ‘donate’. The investment pays off in the long term.
    Surely surely CT has fallen for this {“Gota Won’t Contest Presidency:……”}
    And that based on ‘sources close to the family’.
    More likely it is a warning to the monthly remitters not to default.
    .
    We have had this ‘on again’ and ‘off again’ stuff for quite a while. When he was the Secretary of Defence, why did he create the ‘Sinhalese Only’ Armed Services and the almost ‘Sinhalese Only’ Police?
    They say “The party is not over till the fat lady sings”.
    He is not a member of SLPP but neither is MR.
    He might not be a member of BBS but is a Patron.

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      “Come off this CT. Lankan businessmen, like their counterparts worldwide, invest – not ‘donate’. The investment pays off in the long term.”
      best comment.

  • 7
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    This man always lives with donations/protection money called ransom most of them do white powder

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      Why and how he’s still walking around freely in the wonder of Asia is it because he thinks he deserves it ??
      People who have swindled the state should be punished.
      This Village Rowdy with the GODAYA smile and with low intelligence should have been castrated by now! Thanks to Sillisena and Moron Raaaanil kakka who saved this Rowdy from gallows.

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    It is worth re-watching Gota’s interview on the 27th October asking all to support him to re-commence where he was stopped. The euphoria and the self confidence was oozing. However it was short lived. The Rajapaksas will never be able to hold Office ever again. Gota would have had grandiose plans on 26/10. But all have fizzled out right before him.

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      gamini

      “The Rajapaksas will never be able to hold Office ever again. “

      what makes you say that?The LG elections showed that SLPP had 40% of the vote and the UPFA had 12% of the vote.Now that sira is with raja 40+12=52%.If some in the SLFP shift their allegience from sira to National Democratic Front that ranil says is going to be formed then there is a possibility that the 52% mentioned earlier could drop below 50% depending on how much of a vote base these crossovers have.

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        shankar

        Why doesn’t your poster boy type in this forum anymore?

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    Why blame “Businessmen” as “Naive”. No they are not. The Sri Lanka “Businessmen” always and at all times make “Investments” in Political Parties and “Politicians”. That is nothing new and will continue to do so. They KNOW how to and when to reap “DOUBLE” & “TREBLE” and more often than not even more for their “Investments” who ever who comes to power. The next CLASS of “Businessmen” who came into “BEING” during the “MR & Co. are the “Professionals” (the so called Intellectuals) both in the Private & Public Sectors. They too became “Businessmen” and make “Investments” of their “ACUMEN” to “Plan”; “Organize” and “Execute” to FACILITATE the Politicians to “ROB” and reap “Dividends” from their participation (aiding & abating) in the “ROBBERY”. So this “Class” of “Businessmen” are also not “Naive”.The “CLASS” is mainly the “Religious, mainly the Buddhist Clergy”, who “Thrive” in “Comfort Living”. So these “Classes” are “Smart”; “Intelligent” and more than anything else “FORWARD LOOKING”. and ” CIRCUMPOLAR”. Now who remain to be “NAIVE” – The PEOPLE who line up at the “Poling Booth” at every election to VOTE and elect these “Politicians” – (the AGENTS of both “Businessmen & Professionals) the “WOLF” in “SHEEP CLOTHES”. as their “Representatives”. Coming back to “GOTA’S BID” OR more correctly put “SPONSORSHIP” for Presidency is nothing but a well planned “SIDE SHOW” for “Bring Back Rajapakse” “PROJECT”. All these classes of “Businessmen” mentioned above EXCEPT the ordinary PEOPLE knew ever well that “GOTA” cannot “Contest” in an election in Sri Lanka, unless he relinquishes his USA Citizenship. That is NOT that EASY, already established according to a DECIDED case of another such a person who wanted to contest in an election in his original country. So my plea to PEOPLE in S/L is: Please, please WAKE UP and DON’T BE NAIVE and a “SLAVE”. Start the struggle to FREE yourself from this “BONDAGE” of “SLAVERY”.

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      A certain group has this as their core strategy

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    Remove all his security. He does not need any. With hidden billions let him hire hire security guards if he wanted

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      @Gura, sorry he cannot use that money as the money is hidden away in an offshore account. Rajapaksas are congenital liars and crooks. They are too damn cunning to leave the loot in SL.

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    Other than Thero de Silva, practically nobody in CT has been suggesting anybody from Old Royals standing for EP election. If constitution is not amended and the EP election comes at this time, the Old Royal candidate will be put under serious pressure by China in one side and West on the other side. China got the Colombo Pong Cing though it bullying. While Old Royal’s Defense Ministry published on its computers Indian PM Manmohan Singh and TN CM Jayalalitha on a distasteful graphics, China worked on the computers the other way. Old King who threatened China that if it is not fixing Nuraicholai he would give it to India> By the naive threat of that, at the end he gave Colombo Pong Cing and had agreed on a preliminary deal to hand over Hambantota, also. Ranil who won the election with the promise of retaking Colombo Pong Cing ended agreeing to give more share for China in it and then gave Hangbangtota Port and five villages land in Hangbangtota. Later Ranil, who was seated by West on his PM seat, by the pressure of China, delivered stunning censuring speech on West at Oxford. This brought the end to the unsubstantiated claim of UNP is West Oriented and SLFP Left bend. SLFP’s CBK is more West oriented in relationship and Old King more (Oligarchy) capitalist than Ranil.
    Old King, still tightly holding leashes of the family members, cannot blindly allow such a brutal Modaya to take over the most powerful elected position in the world and allow him surrender Lankawe to China without any benefit to Old Royals. When the “He is our man” posters stuck in Colombo street walls, Old King warned those Businessmen not to take such free rides on his ignorant brother.

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    We said, many times, earlier that it was appearing (they were unwilling) as there was no viable candidate for Slap Party to place for EP, but still opening the knot of “why” was not easy. Old Royals games was in all occasions they repeatedly give out false leads to Media, wait for all reactions and keep building on that until when every wave on those leads to subdue, then they reveal their real position. Sinhala Buddhist, who wouldn’t have been able to track them for such long, then become easy pray for it when the final plan is released. This is a fire and water tested method of Old Royal Family. It is not average person, even the imbeciles who brag them as educated, like GLP, Thero De Silva are unescapable victims to these completely circumventing and fully camouflaged techniques.
    Everybody has been watching for long how was Old King building the Slap Party and handed it over a sterilized ( no virulence left in) candidate GLP, with all safety precautions, including appointing an unscrupulous man, Younger Brother Prince to keep control of GLP.
    Now the Old Royals are further forced by JVP and TNA to deny them taking membership in Slap Party which they did with a well-orchestrated ceremony. This is really letting down of those who voted to Slap Party with hopes in LG election. This action practically peeled the mask off of Old Royal’s ultimate purpose opening Slap Party, a Family Enterprise, and revealed their face to the Sinhala Buddhist.
    Before he gets exposed to any eternal- internal pressure after he get the job, but first, by this serious mismanagement of the Money jumping to Slap Party from SLFP, his loss in the election is a signed and seal deed. At this time, if Ranil stands against him Old Brother Prince, Prince would be able to come only distance second. Nothing is worth for all the troubles he has to undertake, he understands.

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    Sumanthiram says New Constitution will be passed before 4th February. Is he thinking that like a magician he can pull out a new constitution from thin air and place it in the Parliament and ask the MPs to pass it. Although this guy is a lawyer, he does know the process involved in passing a new constitution. A draft has to be prepared, present it to the public, hold public discussions and revise if necessary before being presented to the Parliament. The public have no idea even about a draft. Probably he may be having a readymade one prepared by White Experts sitting in Temple Trees or by a consultancy firm in USA and come to an agreement with Ranil to do it JRJ’s way.

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      ” Sumanthiram says New Constitution will be passed before 4th February ”

      Could you give me link please?

      Where in the world this news is appearing? Which media printed it? In the dream of Sinhala Buddhist extremist like you?

      Did they communicate with Sumanthiran to confirm it?
      You are just liar bringing stories from filthy propaganda web sites, knowingly? Do you participate in floating the story of 4 TNA MPs are dual citizens, but without releasing any names?
      Is this another letter of Sampanthar and Ranil, but you’re author of it?

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        Mallaiyuran,
        Listen to speech made by JVP leader which was telecast in ‘Pathare Visthare’ in Hiru TV on 03 January 2019.

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          Eagle,
          Listen to speech made by JVP leader which was telecast in ‘Pathare Visthare’ in Hiru TV on 03 January 2019.

          Did you mean
          ” JVP says New Constitution will be passed before 4th February ” ?

          Is that a Typo, Not really?
          ” Sumanthiram says New Constitution will be passed before 4th February ”

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    By any means he wouldn’t be able to contest an election unless he revokes his US citizenship, US wouldn’t let go off him that easily, at present and in the future, and for that matter, no chance at all for him to be a candidate for any election. All these Eliya, and what all is to put a smoke screen to stall and put fear and to put them on check – AG Department, law enforcement agencies and judiciary with regar to all his cases.

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    How about Mangala Samaraweera gots GRANTS from MCC. Where did that money go. Why everybody wants minister posts and construction work, buying foreign everything.Get MPs to talk who are disgruntled they talk and understand inbetween what they say. It is ther to steal. When the Employees in the Ministry of LAW and ORder are corrupt. what cane we say. CT and every other media are writing for money. Ranil appointed Ministeers responsible for every media outlet and media is not allowed to talk. That is Media freedom in Sri lanka. JVP knows there stuff is not published by the media. New one is SIRASA which is not going outside. What this article, says, somw writes whether gotabaya contests or not. Ranil have said that already.

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    Promoting a losing candidate in the coming(2020) EP election may be advantages to Old King. He may be able easily manipulate a candidacy for the Synthetic lawyer in the coming election. Unless SLFP goes to CBK’s hand and Ranil’s UNP aslo does very well in 2020 parliament election, EP cannot be removed from the constitution. So the long term plan of Old King cannot go wrong that bad, if he aims 2025 election for the Son Prince.

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    He is there to bear fruits not to scrafice. Reluctant to drop US citizenship is a clear indication. Unless everything is crystal clear he will not take any tangible move

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    Gota or Gotler has the backing of China to run for the presidency. He was groomed to play this role by the Chinese. But the Chinese and also the local idiots and scoundrels who support this monster did not take the most glaring facts in to account.
    1. The 19th amendment prohibits anyone with dual citizenship of a foreign country from running for public office. I suppose they thought they can get the 19th amendment thrown out by staging the coup. But that also failed further strengthening the 19th.
    2. The United States watches closely at the games China plays to manipulate foreign governments. In this case it can easily block China’s plans since Gotler is a US citizen. There are pending cases in US courts against Gotler for genocide. The US government is also rumored to have the best evidence to validate these claims.
    So right from the beginning it should have been quite clear that this plan of running as a presidential candidate in Sri Lanka was doomed. So the businessmen who dished out money to Gotler can be called true suckers and buffoons for parting with their money. Placing bets in an election is one thing as long as the horse can run. In this case the horse is missing a leg!

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    What does the US have to do with our sovereign nation? It must be respecting the constitution

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    Put this shameless leech who lives a lavish life style not with the bribes and commissions he got from various defense deals but from spineless mudalalis including the likes of Susantha Ratnayake for multiple murders.

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    Behind the deceitful laughter disguised a cruel monster named Gotabya Rajapkse, mastermind of the killig field, abduction, extortion, indimidation, white vans, sharks, BBS and journalist. What a profile to be a presidential canditade!!!!!

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    Wera,
    The US judges others based on its own conduct.
    Can you name a single country in Latin America, Africa or Asia where the US has not meddled in internal politics, through its agencies if not directly?
    *
    China has its preferences.
    But it never acts in ways that make it vulnerable to charges of meddling with political affairs of countries.
    Good recent examples are Myanmar and the Maldives.

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    Silva: Gota has scooted off to US , having obtained “Court’s Permission” and failed to appear before the Special Court that is set up to try him on the “Rajapakse Memorial”. As a result, the case is postponed to Jan. 11. The most interesting story that came to light in Courts was : “So far the Prosecution” has failed to provide the documents to the Defense to file answers to the charges”. The Judge ordered the “Prosecution” to provide those “Documents” before the next date. Don’t you feel some thing very “FISHY” in the way the “Prosecution” is handling this case? That is nothing but a “DEAL”? Donald Trump : Save Sri Lanka! Hold on to this man with you. We can well afford to forgo the millions he spent on his “Memorial” to “Remember” his “DAD”.

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    This man is a disgrace to the country . He won the war because 14 countries helped Sri Lanka including India. If not the results would have been different. Now they claim as brave man? Gotha is keeping his the legs in two boats. He has invested his plundered money in US . Only apex court can fix him and send him to life imprisonment If it does it. it will be victory for Judiciary like SC verdict When his brother l Mahinda looses the election the next day he will fly to US . That is his patriotism. Some Sri Lankans such as Gamal are still sucking his B..P

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    Racist thugs in this forum,

    Let us tell you all once more that our heroic Armed forces annihilate LTTE Tamil Terrorists in 2009 and it will be the same fate if they try to make a come back.

    Similarly, we will annihilate whoever tries to bring a draft constitution with a view to give Orumiththanadu on a platter as well.

    This what history told and going to tell as well.

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