13 August, 2020

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High Commissioner Nonis Quits After Assault By Sajin Vass

Sri Lanka High Commissioner in United Kingdom, Chris Nonis has resigned after he was assaulted mercilessly by Sajin Vass Gunawardena, the Monitoring MP for the Ministry of External Affairs at a house in New York.

Chris NonisPresident Mahinda Rajapaksa, who returned to Colombo from New York, after attending the UN has ordered the state and private media to blackout the news and not report anything on this matter. He personally spoke to everyone concerned.

The incident took place at the house of Dilan Ariyawansa, who is now Director of Sri Lankan Airlines in New York. He has thrown a dinner for many members of Rajapaksa’s team taking part in UN General Assembly. Ariyawansa was originally sent to New York as an employee-manager of Sri Lanka Travel Inc. in 2000 by Lalith Kotelawala and was involved in many controversies.

One of the persons who took part in the dinner told the Colombo Telegraph that among those who took part in the dinner were Nonis, Foreign Secretary Kshenuka Senewiratne and Sajin Vass Gunawardena.

In a highly intoxicated state, Gunawardena MP has got involved in an argument with Nonis. He called him a “bloody pariah” and accused him of using the words “fucking bitch on Kshenuka Seneviratne.” He has raised his hands and given Nonis a thundering slap forcing him to fall on the ground. Thereafter, Gunawardena has continued to kick High Commissioner Nonis. His toe was hurt because of this and he was walking with a bandage.

Nonis did not sit for the string hopper, chicken curry and seeni sambol dinner. He drew to the five star New York Hotel Rajapaksa stayed and gave his resignation. The next morning he took a flight from New York to London.

Nonis complained to a member of the Sri Lanka delegation Rajapaksa will not take any action against Gunawardena. He had revealed Rajapaksa told him I will deal with the fellow but nothing will happen, he said.

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    Thank you, Colombo Telegraph. It is a terrible state of affairs when our newspapers will black-out an item as a favour to the government. Their primary loyalty should be to us, their readers.

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      What can Sajin Vass, Gota, Basil or Dudly, all of the toilet cleaning family contribute to diplomacy? All these [Edited out] belong to the Maha Raja’s diplore-mutty service.

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        Walla Gemba Raja

        “What can Sajin Vass, Gota, Basil or Dudly, all of the toilet cleaning family contribute to diplomacy?”

        Whats wrong with cleaning toilets?

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      What an amazing state of affairs. Monitoring MPs are corrupt thugs who need to be in prision.
      Duminda Silva the so-called monitoring MP of the paranoid psychopath Gota the Goon’s Defense Ministry murdered Baratha whose damnable daughter is now tightly in the embrace of the Mahinda Jarapassa family, while the uneducated clown Sajin the ASS is asulting diplomats!
      Miracle of ASS-IA indeed!

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      Boy O Boy! Sinhala Modayas have gone to town in the Big Apple..!

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      It is simply those though appear to be free media but are secretly connected with Rajapakshe press supporters -I mean not only the ones who are gifted with Laptops others too. That is the reason why they dont come forward expressing themselves. [Edited out] Victor IWAN to MAKE it loud at the time CBK s term was about to end, and now stay kirimati gilapu kimbula (like a crocodile fed with clay)is beyond all jokes. But this isin Srilanka where over 60% rural folks are kept away from facts and figures of the MR regime.

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    Dear FORMER Sri Lanka High Commissioner in United Kingdom, Chris Nonis,

    “Sri Lanka High Commissioner in United Kingdom, Chris Nonis has resigned after he was assaulted mercilessly by Sajin Vass Gunawardena, the Monitoring MP for the Ministry of External Affairs at a house in New York.”

    “Nonis complained to a member of the Sri Lanka delegation Rajapaksa will not take any action against Gunawardena. He had revealed Rajapaksa told him I will deal with the fellow but nothing will happen, he said.”

    You have honor, Sir. Even though you have been shilling and white washing, still you some honor left.

    Are you the first Sri Lankan High Commissioner to beaten neaten up by Sri Lanka State Shills and Thugs? Just curious.

    Good they did not kill you?

    By the way, what was your offense?

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      Nonis couldn’t convince a single MP since 2011 after Amza and Lenagala, two talented career diplomats left London. This is just a TALK SHOP. NO RESULTS. Cheater

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    How could anyone “black-out” such incidents. It is an open secret that the foreign ministry is run by the Rajapakse lackey Sajin Vaas Gunawardene in spite of their being a puppet called Geneva Loss Peiris as its “Minister”. This whole administration stinks. As everyone knows, Rajapakses do not even know what is management and administration as none of them had even run a “bulath viti kade” to gain some experience in running an enterprise. So every thing is allowed to be mis-managed by the Rajapakse lackeys who behave like bulls in a china shop.

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      Before getting the job Dr. Chrisnonis must need some sense, working under whom. Good example for all caliber professional who is under the shoe of MR.

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      Perhaps MOST famous debidi man (most hyprocrite) Sarath N Silva to argue that 18AMD is can be only valid those who got elected after it was approved – can pave the way for all to get rid of this man MR.

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      It is a known fact Rajapakse “Madawiya” thugs use same Guantanamo like suppressive methods to intimidate who ever who opposes their views at Araliya Gaha Medura. GLP is a mere cockroach who just hangs onto his life.

      Sri Lanka has lost it’s reputation at UN and at world affairs due to all these thugs been instated to wrong positions. These thugs should be in Prison and not in Foreign Ministry.

      Shame to see what’s going on in Sri Lanka.

  • 29
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    This is standard practice for the thugs and hooligans who run Sri Lanka. There will never be any justice meted out to Nonis.

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      Kevin, you are ofcourse right that Dr Nonis will get NO justice from this government. The question really is, did he expect any? Dr Nonis is an educated and, hopefully, worldly wise man. He should have known better than to lower himself and mix with the thugs and crooks who run this Regime. This is sadly a lesson too late for the learning. Others, educated, even erudite, must take on board even at this stage the simple basic lesson – DO NOT LOWER YOURSELVES AND MIX WITH PEOPLE WHO DO NOT SHARE YOUR ETHOS. The relationship will inevitably end in tears; as it has for the hapless Dr Nonis. Some might say that Dr Nonis earned this beating because he bastardised the noble position of diplomat by useing it as an opportunity to develop his family business. This is what happens when you mix business with pleasure with bad company.

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        Chris Nonis [Edited out] to MR for last Presidential Election to get this job.

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      Dr Chris is an honorable gentleman.He is our hero and has represented the country in many cities. he should not resign please. we love you Dr

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      Kevin, you are right ..they are all thugs..terrible incedent . we hope our Dr Chris Nonis is ok.

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    Look like this Sandy or someone is well informed. Thank you for your information and if these are not rumours, we are very well angered as citizens and tax payers of the country. WE have no mercy for MR and the clan, also not for this iditic , big head Nonis. We have a duty and we all must ask Nonis to answer all these questions. Otherwise as soon as regime chages, we have seek help from the British Govt and must carry out a investigation against him for brech of trust, financial irregularities, Human rights violations, misleading international community for personal gains etc.

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      Sapumal, you are very ignorant.which high commissioner has every brought the Chogmm to sri landa. our Dr is gentleman

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    If everything what is said in this article is true, then I draw the following conclusions;

    “Nonis complained to a member of the Sri Lanka delegation Rajapaksa will not take any action against Gunawardena” – so, how did servant boy Nonis go on national TV in the UK and deny what happened to the civilians during the 2009 period? Nonis categorically denied all charges against GOSL and said they were simply made up, correct? But then here he has said that Horapakse will not take any action. Why is it different here?

    Also one thug beat up another crook of the Horapakse regime, good job!!!! Nonis deserved what he got. Please host many more of these dinners and invite Vass boy.

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      No that was for your people to do. His mission was to say what your murdering Tamil Terrorists did. The [people in the North are very happy now. I don’t think a man or a pimp ;like you will be welcomed back.

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        Peter Christie – now going as Casie Chetty – we are told is as Tamil as he was in his earlier name. This so-called “Snr Journalist” from Berawamulla in the slums of Kotahena – was a failure here as he was in Europe – nothing more than a drunkard. Nobody is bothered if he now claims to be a Sinhalese – or even an Eskimo. He comes into these pages on and off – probably when he gets close to a PC – and downloads his characteristic trash on all and sundry, including the Tamil community. This must stop or he will be resisted.

        Foggie Bottom

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        @Peter Casie Chetty, you dumb nitwit go and tell that to LTTE supporters.

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          But they all became saintly human rights defenders like you overnight on 18-19 May 2009 :D

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    What a disgraceful state of affairs.

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      Age old Sri Lankan culture. Keep it up fellows

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        Lanka Liar

        “Age old Sri Lankan culture.”

        You mean mechanic’s age old Aryan Sinhala/Buddhist culture originated from Aryan Myth Pool?

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    Dilan Ariyawansa WAS an employee of Kotalawela until Kotalawela’s world collapsed. He quickly convinced the Rajapakses’ to give him the airline GSA in North America for a tuppence and now plays host in NY and DC whenever any stooge visits the USA. Not a bad deal!

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      Come on guys, do not state what is factually wrong, the General Sales Agency appointment of Dillan Ariyawansa’s company was given as early 2000 when the Hon Minister for Aviation was Dharmasiri Senanayake and the HE The President was CBK. The airline at that time was under full management control of Emirates and its Peter Hill that appointed them

      Rajapakse’s had nothing to do with it, at lease accept it

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    Nonis, the voluble britisher who prostituted himself to the Mahinda Rajapakse regime has learned the bitter lesson that the regime has a ‘top elite’ of sycophants who can do anything to anyone politically and physically, and get away with it.
    At the recent UVA election, two UPFA deputy ministers had assaulted an opposing candidate inside a police station – and ‘got away’ with it – no action, not even a reprimand.

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    This clearly shows the state of our leaders. Why didn’t Nonis report to the police in New York? Is it because Nonis is scared of Rajapakse and Gunewardena? If this type of things can happen in New York for a person like Nonis, one can imagine what must be happening in Sri Lanka for those who have no say!

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      You got every assumption right in your comment Park. Now you know why the present disgraceful, undemocratic, corrupt regime of Sorry Lanka is afraid to let the international community (UN, UNHCR….)in the country. Time for Sanctions, Travel Bans & Asset Freeze ????

      P.S. For Nonis,
      I do not feel sorry for you cos’ ‘When you sleep with the dogs what do you wake up with?’
      “Asevanacha Balanam, Pandithanancha Sevana”
      #Mangala Sutta

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      MR has repeatedly said “Don’t internationalise our problems” hence Chris Nonis was unable to report the assault to the NYPD because IF he had done so, he would have been white-vanned within minutes of getting out of BIA on his next visit to SL. As it is, there is still that possibility.

      This is a lesson to all decent people; keep your distance from the shits and thugs that now take centre stage in our politics.

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        Spring Koha

        “IF he had done so, he would have been white-vanned within minutes of getting out of BIA on his next visit to SL.”

        If he doesn’t visit this island MR would be happy to brand him as a NGO employee.

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    If the opposition big wigs are not a bunch of eunuchs who suck from the same MR tit as the leeches in the government, we would have a no-confidence motion on GL as well as the pimp. Won’t happen as these crooks are in the same boat with “leader” at the Conservative conference.

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    Well done Hon Sajin. Nonis deserves this. He is a [Edited out]. Hope Hon Sajin will give the similar or even better treatment to G L Peiris, the third grade professor. Hon Sajin- please continue your good work even with dutch courage. Remember next target should be G L Peiris.

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      Can anybody add please the qualifications of Sajin ? And how come he got to the board – without qualifications ? Why the Rajapakshe thugs are tamed by Sajin ?

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        Samuel Jayaratne

        “Can anybody add please the qualifications of Sajin ?”

        Why?

        Do you want to unlearn your education to be qualified for the job?

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        Samuel Jayaratne,

        What qualifications you are talking of Sajin.

        The only few qualification needed are to be an ACE looter like Tsunami Jackpot or Kangetta, Mass murderer, an ACE liar, a cheater and a Daytime Muguel and Night time Daniel double tongue, double talk actor, a Joker and a clown.

        According to Media Joker Keheliya Rambukwella, Chris Nonis has not yet resigned from his post. So wait to see how the drama unfolds. May be there could be buy backs.

        Thank you CT for bringing us the news which Rajapakse bans to publish.

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      Peter Jayasinghe

      “He is a [Edited out].”

      What is he?

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      Peter..u are such a dip stick animal,uneducated fool so you support such barbarism.

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    I personally know both Dr Nonis and Mr Sajin Vass Gunawardene.

    My sympathies are with Dr Nonis. He is a decent human being and a respectable gentleman. My engagements with him were very interactive, frank and forthright. He always respected my strong views and always says that during his term in office he wanted to bring about better understanding between the two communities.

    With regard to Sajin, I have my serious reservations. He is a very aggressive person and a known violent man. Though my meetings with him were friendly, there were serious accusations against him.

    At a meeting down south unable bear the comments of a Muslim leader, he had pulled the pistol tied to his foot and held it on his head. He played a leading role to sabotage the peace talks in Geneva when LTTE’s Anton Balasingam was profusely appealing to give something to present to his leader to consider. He has also amazed rogue wealth that said to have invested in international investment portfolios.

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      I don’t know either of them and reading the comments, Dr. Nonis seems to be a posh business minded person and what he matters for him is his business interests. From the comments Sandy about the “Bothal Choo” story, it is clear how he treats his subordinates. Of course this is never be an issue for the subordinates, he can be referred as a decent human being and a respectable gentleman. This how the masters are being called.

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      Jayadevan: You should not judge these people by how gentlemanly their behaviour was at private meetings. You should ask what roles they played in the offices they held and how they got to those offices. Chris Nonis used his office to defend the indefensible. He had to draw support from 2500 year old history to challenge journalists who were asking questions about the mess Sri Lanka is in now.These are more important than how well they served you tea or arrack. And, by the way, what were you doing in the company of a thug who had a pistol tied to his foot?

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      Raj,

      I support you and believe you are right on all points. this animal Sajin should go and i want the President to fire him IMMEDIATELY. he is a trouble make and shit stirer.

      If we want peace the president should lead by example

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      Sajin Vaas is an ex-jailbird convicted twice (?) of financial fraud.
      He is known to have befriended MR when the latter visited Dubai when he was a Minister. Sajin, said to be a GCE (OL) student, is reported to have been working as a Wharf Clerk for TRICO then in Dubai after a failed business venture in the Katunayake FTZ. The peculiar close relationship between the two raises many eyebrows.

      Chris Nonis, on the other hand, comes from an aristocratic Catholic family that produced some of Sri Lanka’s leading lawyers and judges – now owners of the Mackwoods Empire.

      Backlash

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      Jayadevan, are you mad? This ungrateful man has many different faces. You don’t know real Nonisa. He behaves like a decent, educated man and tries to convince you uttering nice words. If you stomach all his nonsense you are ok. If you cross question, do not agree what he says and he thinks you are more clever than him, that’s the end of the story. Then you become a LTTE supporter, anti- government and he tells everyone you cannot be trusted and getting money from LTTE. But as soon as you go his real face comes out. He accuses everyone using foul, filthy words. He pretends he cannot speak Sinhala and only talk English. But he knows all dirty Sinhala words to insult and abuse other people.
      He treats his staff inhumanly. No one tells anything against him just to save the jobs. But they go out and tell everything against nonis to the community.
      Ring him, email or write to him asking an appointment to discuss any matters. He pretends he is very busy. You never get it even an acknowledgement. There are people, organisations still waiting for appointments since the day he assumed office (01 September 2011). They never received an acknowledgement even after sending recorded delivery letters. If you lucky to get an appointment your waiting time is at least 1 hour 30 minutes. Most of the time more than that. If you asked to come at 2.00pm from this pathetic British man, you have to read bloody useless books while waiting in the lobby for 2 hours. (Behave like a uneducated mentally sick person) He enjoys keeping you waiting and show you that he is very busy and important person to meet who is difficult to meet. So we have reliable information that he suffers from a psychiatric problem too.
      Born, bred and gone to boarding school in the UK I think he had received adult students’ treatment.

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        You are very unlucky.

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    The argument is allegedly HE Dr Nonis calling Secretary of Foreign Ministry ms Senewiratne a “fucking bitch”

    While the violence may be unwarranted, such language to a lady is not quite cricket eh

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    Chris Nonis deserves more than a slap no matter who gave the slap. Some may sympathize with Nonis because of his medical Profession. He does only Business but not medicine. What he Needs is not the Diplomatic Position but psychiatric Treatment. This slap could work as a Kind of Treatment,if he really does open his eyes and reget to whom he works. This Event could even jeopadize the total Agenda what his masters had in their minds.

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      Sathya,u are such an idiot and obviously illiterate .u have no idea what u saying …Dr has helped sri lanka in the diaspora and will continue to do his work in the diaspora to benefit all sri lankans.he loves the country

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        Chris nonis [Edited out]

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    Last diplomat standing is gone thanks to unsuitable people in MR regime. Now Satin can pick a thug for the post
    The president should know that all these affect his career

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    Dr.Nonis is a very decent man. I don’t think the F word is in his vocabulary. He should have known better. He was good at advertising the Rajapakse government.

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      If you are working for the Rajapaksa regime you have to be a man or woman who is ready and willing to defend the criminality, corruption and other excesses of the regime. A decent man or woman would not have chosen to be a diplomat for the regime. Nonis is no saint. He was more interested in advertising his businesses at every opportunity and did his diplomatic duties as a side job. However, his resignation gives the opportunity for the regime to give another family member or lackey to siphon off public money. Who cares, eh?

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      what brings if any decent guys work on agendas of culprits ? There decency could be erased easily. This is valid for GLP too – though he we thought from the beginning on a caricature -whose credentials though world acceptable but behavours in politics more than ridiculous.

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    What’s wrong with this cry baby that publicly defended the govt rehabilitation program that does not it tried on him.
    LOL

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      Well [Edited out]

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    Having lived in the UK for many years, we are quite frankly appalled by the barbaric of the Hench man of the the President of Sri Lanka. all though we have supported the president for bringing peace to sri lanka he should immediately demonstrate his commitment to justice and democracy by firing this animal sajin forth with

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      One thing we can agree. You been out of the count for too long. Now its practically an mafia operation and this is how disputes are sorted using enforcers. They use a easy on your tongue term “rehabilitation”, Nonis knows all about it and has defended it day and night. This is what surprises me.

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    Chris, there is a saying “Balloth ekka nidaya gaththama mekkoth ekka negitinna wenawa”
    Once you sleep with dogs,you wake up with ticks.
    We are getting closer to Wonder of Asia.

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    Chris Nonis should have immediately complained the matter to Police and get that idiot arrested. Sajin cannot practice thuggery in US. It is very unfortunate that Nonis failed to teach Sajin the lesson of his life

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    Looks like our Diaspora, Anglicans, Elite and the Vellalas are in a dilemma here.

    On the balance of probabilities ” Choo HC”, as one irate insider call him here looks more like the aggressor….

    18,000 Stirling per month for a dig is unbelievable even in Geneva, where Ms Pillai issues fatwas on behalf of the Diaspora.

    And to learn that our Sinhala Buddhists are picking the tab is even more hurting,

    Resignation of Choo HC seems a good out come on the savings to our Tax payers alone.

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    this is what happens to people who think they can fool around with God this guy Nonis comes to all Saints Church and pray as if he is the closest to Mother Mary!This is the reality if you ever do wrong which ever the religion you belong to you will get it back in full! Thank God! This guy is a genuine Boot Licker!

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    Well all is fair in politics

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    What did happen ?

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    is he fired?

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    So, who will be the High Commissioner now in London? Chanaka Thalpahewa, [Edited out] friend of Kshenuka Seneviratne??

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    PNONIS when serve Rajapakse, you should be prepared to eat all POOP and say its tasty. Without knowing this why serve Raja. Now see Pira Gura is very good that and take a loss on from him and then you have a future.

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    In the unlikely event of Nonis not being one of the boys, I hope he has at least now realized the nature of the regime that he has been representing and defending. It serves him right and I hope he enjoyed what many others have received and many more will.

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