19 November, 2018

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“Handover All Documents in Connection To Lasantha Wickrematunge Assassination To CID” – Court Tells Army

Mount Lavinia Magistrate Mohammed Sahabdeen today ordered the Army to hand over all information and other documents connected to the assassination of Sunday Leader founder editor Lasantha Wickrematunge to the CID.

The order was issued to the Army Commander, after the CID presented several facts during a hearing this morning.

Several documents in relation to the investigation is in the possession of the Army Intelligence Unit.

The CID complained that even though a similar order was issued earlier to this effect, the Army had failed to hand over the relevant documents to the CID.

Wickrematunge was assassinated on January 8, 2009.Lasantha

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    We all know who killed Lasantha. This government was elected over 2 years ago to resolve these national mistries . All we hear are excuses and delays in every quarter of governance.

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      Army is a law unto themselves after the war.

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        How can the war heroes be asked to submit to the CID documents?

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      Gune

      “The CID complained that even though a similar order was issued earlier to this effect, the Army had failed to hand over the relevant documents to the CID.”

      “The order was issued to the Army Commander, after the CID presented several facts during a hearing this morning.”

      The CID knows who did that. The CID through the courts wants the Army to fess up.

      Why is it taking so long?

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      Gune – You said it right. Its shocking!! How come the murder documents
      still remained in the hands of the army even after a new govt. was formed in Jan,2015. and why the judiciary did not get hold of these documents all these days and months. Sure, by the army intelligence would have said in their report that there was no one by the name of Lasantha Wickrematunga, who became a victim of a political murder,
      although the people knew as to who murdered him on Jan 08th, 2009.

      Mark my words, all these cases(none solved up to date) of political murders, corruption and nepotism will be passed on to the next govt.
      and all cases will be thrown out of the court windows due lack of evidence and this is what the current govt. expects too and people
      too have already decided as to whom they will vote in the next election. Fair exchange.

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      10 years of Rajapakse corruption has penetrated all levels of the civil service. Even the best of civil servants relented and joined hands in corruption. It has affected the mindset deeply. It will take far more than 2 years to fix the problem.

      The independent commissions are now kicking into effect. The courts and the police are starting to do their jobs. The leadership is fighting politics to make this happen. Once the ball starts rolling properly we will see all corrupt politicians behind bars.

      Until then, please be patient.

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    Is Batalanada PM, pushing the envelop too far with his UNP CID?.

    Batalanda got the DIG who cleaned up Pathalya.

    Now the Pathlaya is in full bloom,after helping to distribute UNP how to vote cards in Bloemendhal Rd Kotahena.

    Wahabi Party which used UNP symbol and UNP votes to win their seats, put their Vice President to denigrate, insult and physically threaten the War Winning brave Navy Officers in public.

    When the Armed forces xpressed their displeasure , Batalanda Ranil called all the Commanders and the senior Officers in the North and the East to the Temple Trees. and warned them to be ready to face the UN War Crime Trials in Hybrid Courts.

    When the Officers asked whether they are going to be prosecuted individually or collectively , Batalanda told them it is up to his gay FM, Samaraweera to decide..

    How disgusting is that, besides being a grave insult to our brave Armed Forces.

    Now the Mt Lavinia magistrate wants the Army Commander to bend over to the UNP CID.

    Where is the Commander in Chief of the once powerful, and Terrorist Beating Srilankan Armed Forces?…

    Is Bodhi Sira on Siesta after eating Sushi?.

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      Haha!

      Bodi Sumana at his best after consuming 1 liter of Kasippu.

      Now the cat is out of the bag. Who Dun It?

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      KASmaalam KA Sumanasekera

      “When the Armed forces xpressed their displeasure , Batalanda Ranil called all the Commanders and the senior Officers in the North and the East to the Temple Trees. and warned them to be ready to face the UN War Crime Trials in Hybrid Courts.”

      Did he really warn the war criminals?

      Did you know a few weeks ago Basil also met with some of the war criminals? Why? Possible Temple Trees Putsch?

      You must be the only MR’s b***s carrier still in his service. Aren’t you bored carrying his clanking b***s for the past so many years?

      I think its time you got your life back.

      By the way what is the difference between Virasolian and Sidat Sangarava?

      Can you find out from real Pandithayas who would talk to you?

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      Sumaney, reading you is like watching a pukka batsmen. Hammering all around the wicket. I hope our buggers in Blighty, learn from you and do the same thing on the field.

      You present an alternate view to the regime’s supporters,lest folks fall into the trap of ‘ confirmation bias’.

      Keep them coming Sumaney.

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      Sumane is correct,
      Read the information reveled by Lasnatha’s best friend Uvindu Kulukurasuriya (in this wabsite) and confirmed by Lasntha’s wife that Lasantha was killed due to his spy work for the west. It was reveled LW was moonlighting with MR and western embassies. State intelligence followed LW and killed him for treason.

      Stop talking nonsense (BS), meany traitors mostly Tamils killed during the war time, LW is one of them. English speaking high society has forgotten the war and how it was fought and the tactics employed by LTTE and the number of offices and men killed. All of you just BS saying we know who killed X and Y, you konow nothing about who killed X or Y for what. We who fought for this county know or can guess more accurately who killed who and why. (read Tamilnet if you have time, most of the war history is removed from the defense.lk)

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      Sumane is a [Edited out]. He will sell his body and soul to the Parayapaksas to find some favor with them. Disgusting bugger.

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    Request for the documents were called in some time ago. Where is the follow up mechanism? ??
    Looks all go to sleep, intentially.

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      Courts can ask for anything BUT the army decides what should be handed over. It is up to the army in SL as they are in control Not the present government or the courts.

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      Handed over to Gota…now destroyed… Yahapalanaya…we the citizens who helped u to steam roll MR n crooks are tired already….with ur pranks…. Start living upto the promises….

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        Snowden Edward – Yes aye received the documents and aye destroyed and so what ? is there anybody to question me on this matter ?

        Yours sincerely
        GR

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    Is something happening even at this late hour even though it is an open and shut case. The whole world knows who was responsible for the murder.Bensen

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      Lasantha killed for exposing helping Hambantota theft with bank details cheques etc. etc, exposing the uneducated filth capable of anything uncivilized?

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    Sri Lanka is going to face a major problem in the near future if the oversized military is not brought under control, they are a law unto themselves and complicit in most of the high profile murders. They have no respect for the Executive or other arms of government.

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      Agreed Burt. What is worrisome to me is not that our military is oversized but the lack of oversight and the impunity to get away with murder. The indiscipline from within the ranks to resist justice, inquiries and investigation as worrisome. Gone are the days of fear when soldiers and Army low ranking officers eased in their uniforms when challenged and confronted by a superior, muscular and no nonsense MP (Military Police) that could have eliminated a mutiny within few hours.

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      Burt – You said it right . Just imagine the suffering underwent by the
      Tamils of N/E during and after the war and the Govt. had to cover up
      atrocities committed,from leaking to IC & UN as the govt. still not
      in a position to rein in the armed forces. One good example is that Army hold onto the lands, officially asked to vacate by the govt., which belonged to those who are still dangling in make shift refugee camps in their own mother land and this is happening seven years after the war ended. This is one of the lands Mr. Sampanthan TNA leader walked in and found the lands illegally occupied by the army, despite the order given by the govt. to vacate and owners who went with him, returned to their camps. There was a hue and cry made by the JNT.OP members of Parliament and Buddhist clergy that Mr. Sampanthan tress passed army camp. He will be last man to do such a thing as he is a veteran in politics and a lawyer, who knows the laws.

      Its still a mystery for the Tamils as why the lands cannot be released
      to the owners and why the army in large proportion is kept in N/E
      despite the fact that the Tamils voted this govt. to power and army
      has no major role to play in N/E during peace time.

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    This court order is a joke. Other than documents to be given to the CID, this order should also give access to interrogate Army officers, CID access to camps, CID undercover operatives unlimited access to search and seizure inside of camps, authority to run wire taps under classified court orders, forensic audit and access to Army financial accounts, access to their communication equipment and vehicle logs. All these Army officers that are allegedly involved in the coverup of Lasantha’s murder or stalling CID investigations by heavy handed tactics have their regular paid assassins/mercenaries on speed dial. They have links with the PSD (Presidential Security Division) and links to those at Madamullna. These assassins are mainly deserters who now engage in taking on private contracts to the underworld, offer VIP security services to politicians, drug barrens and businessmen. One can imagine the extent of their criminal mindset. Those responsible behind this cowardly and gruesome murder of Lasantha should be brought to justice, denied paroled and hanged.

  • 0
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    PLEASE REFER TO THE JOH CONFERENCE MINUTES OF THAT WEEK.

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    Why in the world army has any document related to Lasantha’s murder? What this government did for last 1 1/2 years? All this sound fishy to me. Are they protecting someone within the government?

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      Shame

      “All this sound fishy to me. Are they protecting someone within the government?”

      Are you saying Ranil pulled the trigger at close range?

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        Native Vedda,

        He is referring to Sarath Fonseka who is now in the government.

        United States buried alive Iraqi soldiers in the 1991 gulf war. These are only few of the war crimes that we know, the leader of the free world committed against humanity. The rest are held in documents in the US Army/Pentagon, CIA etc

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    If a referendum is held in the country by posing the Question who rules Srilanka?

    The answer would most probably be like this.
    De Facto—-Military;
    De Jure…MS-Ranil.

    Poor Lasantha.Its a merry-go-round for him even in Death!

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