28 July, 2021

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I Look Back: Corona & The Murderers – The Plight Of Defenceless People In A Lawless Nation 

By L. Murugapoopathy

L Murugapoopathy

Amidst the aggressive spread of Coronavirus, a prisoner sentenced to death has been set free under the President’s general amnesty.

During the end of his term, the former President Mr. Maithripala Sirisena continuously declared that he would mandate the death sentence for drug offenders. He maintained that he would execute this order no matter who opposed it. People wouldn’t have forgotten how applications were invited for positions of Executioners to carry out the death penalty.

Currently there are hundreds of prisoners condemned to death and life sentences in Sri Lankan jails. Many of them have been sentenced to death by the courts for crimes such as murder, gang rape and violence. Among them are also members of the Sri Lankan defence force. Before 2015 the current President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the serving Defence Secretary.

Previously in Mirusuvil, Thenmarachchi, on the 20th of December 2000 eight Tamils, including a five-year-old child were murdered and dumped in the sewer pit of a house.

The following is a news summary to further remind you of the above incident:

During the protracted war in the Northern Province, some people who fled from their homes in Thenmarachchi went back to their former place of residence after some time. These homes were located in the town of Mirusuvil. When these people went over there, they were detained by soldiers in the area. This incident was known to have occurred on the 19th of December 2000. It also came to light that the next day eight detainees were murdered and buried.

These were people who had repatriated to Uddupitty. When they went to inspect their former homes and possessions they left behind, they were shocked by what they saw in the vicinity. They witnessed a half buried dead body of a young girl. They informed what they saw to their family relatives.

The next day the army captured those who had gone to identify the dead body. One of the captured escaped with injuries. Eight others were later found brutally murdered and thrown into the sewage pit of a resident in the area.

Details of the killings emerged after Ponnuthurai Maheshwaran, the person who escaped with severe injuries informed his relatives. Based on information he provided the police later recovered the murdered bodies from the sewage pit.

The body of the young girl who was found half buried by the people however have not been found by court enquiries or by the police to this day.

Who was that young woman…? The mystery still continues!

Police Investigations into the eight killings in December 2000 led to arrest of some army soldiers. They were produced before the courts with 17 charges including unlawful arrest, torture, murder, and unlawful burial.

During this period Chandrika Kumaratunga was the President of Sri Lanka. This case was first heard in the Chavakachcheri court and subsequently in Anuradhapura court.

In November 2002, the Attorney General asked to nominate a panel of three Judges to investigate this matter. The government decided to prosecute the case without jury. The case was later moved to the Colombo High Court. The three-member panel of Judges visited and inspected the site of the incident on April 28, 2011. They also visited the sites where the murders took place, the place where the bodies were dumped and the Court complex where the identification parade was held and recorded their findings.

Those who visited Mirusuvil were the three judges, Colombo High Court Judge Deepali Wijesundara, W.T.M.P.B. Warawewa and Sunil Rajapakse together with Additional Solicitor General Sarath Jayamanne and certain other officials.

The group Annalingam Premshanker, the then Chavakachcheri District Judge who conducted the preliminary hearings of this case, Subramaniam Kandaswamy, the Deputy Judge who conducted the identification parade of the suspects and Samarakone Bandara and the police officer in charge of the preliminary inquiries into the incident assisted the panel of Judges in identifying the places where the incidents took place. The five soldiers accused in the case were also taken to the area of the incident in Mirusuvil along with the panel of Judges.

On June 25, 2015, the Colombo Court imposed the death sentence on Sunil Ratnayake, the army officer who brutally murdered the eight Tamils by cutting their throats. The judges acquitted the other four soldiers accused in the case and ruled that there was lack of evidence to connect them to the murders.

The death sentence was again upheld by the Supreme Court in May 2017.

The continuing saga of this massacre which took place in the year 2000, toured through Chavakachcheri – Anuradhapura – Colombo Courts and eventually ended with the death sentence. It took 17 years to confirm this verdict.

Now that the current President using his special Presidential powers has found it fit to pardon and release Sunil Ratnayake, the prisoner condemned to death, the Mirusuvil massacre has become a continuing saga over the past 20 years. This has become the subject matter of discussion in the media, among human rights activists, Amnesty International and the United Nation’s International Human Rights Council.

At a time when the world media is talking about the Corona virus threat, the release of a murderer on death row in Sri Lanka could not be considered as an event that went through silently. The same media that exposed the Corona threat has also exposed this unusual general amnesty to the outside world.

This incident reminds us of our ancestor’s adage “In a lawless land a defenceless woman bears a child.” What it really means is that justice is not available to the helpless or defenceless.

This is exactly what has happened to the justice system in Sri Lanka.

At this time, many past events in Sri Lanka come to mind. Those who keenly observe Sri Lankan politics can look back at these events.

Prisoners convicted of horrific crimes such as brutal murder, sexual killings, drug trafficking and also political prisoners are serving their sentences in jails over long periods of time. The release of political prisoners including those involved in the Tamil militancy, was talked about continuously during the previous ‘good governance’ government of Maithri-Ranil period. 

Would it be better if they were given general amnesty? Is this good or bad? President Maithri, Prime Minister Ranil and the then Minister of prison reform, Swaminathan, discussed and held debates on this question over a period of time.

We have seen the details of these debates in the media.

“In the struggle between good and evil, it is the hesitation and inaction of the good that end up as evil” paraphrases a quote from ‘Hamlet”, a play written by the world’s greatest playwright William Shakespeare. In the same manner, the matter of the amnesty for political prisoners has also ended up as a pantomime during the time of the government of ‘good governance’.

“Not everyone who is outside is good and not all people who are in prisons are bad,” said ‘Trident of Actors’, the veteran Tamil Nadu actor M. R. Radha, who himself spent a short period in prison. 

Even though the bureaucracy and politicians tried to chase, hunt down and undo her efforts, Kiran Bedi, the Inspector General of Tihar prison in India bravely stood undeterred like the goddess of salvation, to rescue the prisoners of Tihar. She has expressed the same sentiments at different times too.

The lives of incarcerated political prisoners languishing in Sri Lankan jails today with psychological and physical trauma are inextricably entangled in the same way, in the struggle between good and evil. How many of these political prisoners were in fact directly involved in terrorist acts. How many of these prisoners initially detained on suspicious grounds were subsequently indicted by confessions secured through torture. How many were people who unwittingly provided food and shelter to those who were involved in terrorist activities. How many had information that was of a suspicious nature? Only the individual conscience of those involved can attest to these facts.

They say, ‘The law is a dark room and in there justice is the guiding light.’

With this backdrop, I am moved to recall some prominent politicians who had served jail terms and others who were accessories to murder who cleverly escaped punishment. I also recall ‘holy men’ who were involved in terrorism who later became ministers of parliament and regularly attended Buddhist puja ceremonies.

The leaders who created the People’s Liberation Front which today has split into two or three groups, like Rohana Wijeweera, Lionel Bopage, Upatissa Gamanayake, Podi Athula, Loku Athula, Mahinda Wijesekera and D.I.G. Dharmasekara and many others were also incarcerated as political prisoners in Welikada, Magazine, Kandy, Bogambara, Jaffna and Anuradhapura prisons.

On being released from prison, they re-entered and engaged in democratic politics.

Rohana Wijeweera contested the first presidential election and secured more votes than the LSSP candidate Mr. Colvin R.D. Silva.

In the subsequent regional elections, Lionel Bopage, former General Secretary of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) contested the Galle District Development Council and was returned as a successful candidate. He also contested the by-election held in Galle. Upatissa Gamanayake contested the Anamaduwa by-election.

Mahinda Wijesekera later served as a Minister in President Chandrika’s cabinet.

The forerunners of these events were Dr. N.M. Perera, Dr. Colvin R. D. Silva and others who were imprisoned as political prisoners during the British rule. They later fled to India and lived undercover for a while. These people in the later years served as members of parliament and government Ministers.

Even comrade N. Shanmugadasan was a suspect in the April 1971 rebellion during Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike’s regime and was held in detention.

Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike was shot by a conspirator on September 25, 1959 and died the following day on the 26th. One of Bandaranaike murder suspects Mrs. Wimala Wijewardene, the former Minister of Social Welfare cleverly used legal loopholes and escaped prosecution and fled abroad to live a life of confinement.

The former Tamil National Party General Secretary Mawai Senathirajah, former Minister Douglas Devananda and former North East Chief Minister Varadaraja Perumal were previously jailed for political reasons, under suspicion of involvements in the armed struggle.

Douglas Devananda and Varadaraja Perumal, who survived assassination attempts in the August 1983 uproar in the Welikada prison were later moved to Batticaloa prison. After a period of incarceration, they escaped to India. They too later returned to Sri Lanka and reappeared in the political arena.

Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan (Pillaiyan) a member of the LTTE group later became the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province. He is currently serving a jail sentence in Batticaloa prison in connection with the murder of Joseph Pararajasingham. Soon after the new President took office in 2019 there were speculation that he would be released. Pillaiyan has also filed a nomination to contest in the next election.

The former Eastern Province Commander of LTTE Karuna Amman, became an appointed national list member of parliament in the Mahinda Rajapaksa government and was the Vice President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. He is also contesting the next general election.

Lalith Athulathmudali was a member of the United National Party, who was imprisoned under the charge of throwing acid on his ex-wife. He too cleverly escaped prosecution and contested the Ratmalana seat and won in the 1977 general elections. He served in President J R Jayawardena’s cabinet initially as Trade Minister and later as Defence Minister. Lalith Athulathmudali’s acid attack on his former wife attracted ridicule from his political opponents with the nick name ‘Acid Mudali’ in political platforms. After he became a Minister, he washed away his sins by carrying out religious offerings at Bo trees in Buddhist temples. Later, he clashed with President Premadasa. Both were killed within weeks of each other in different locations. While both suspects of Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike’s assassination were convicted, Lalith Athulathmudali’s and President Premadasa’s murderers have never been caught.

Lalith Athulathmudali, who ordered the ‘’Liberation Operations’’ in Vadamarachchi in the north in 1987 and caused many civilian casualties entered paradise through a ‘Political Operation’ which to this day still remains a mystery in the South.

Mahinda Rajapaksa, his younger brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and Army Commander Sarath Fonseka celebrated their triumph after the successful end of the ethnic civil war in 2009 with servings of cakes and milk rice (Kiribath). Later in the conflicts that emerged on the white flag issue, Sarath Fonseka himself was imprisoned. 

Thanks to Maithripala Sirisena’s government of good governance, Sarath Fonseka, upon his release was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal and was paid backdated remuneration in hundreds of thousands of rupees. The government of ‘good governance’ while considering doing the right thing by the former prisoner Sarath Fonseka paramount, neglected addressing the people’s needs.

Ragupathi Sharma’s wife, Mrs. Vasanthi Ragupathi Sharma was arrested and jailed as a political prisoner on suspicion related to the LTTE suicide attack on President Chandrika Kumaratunga. She was acquitted after languishing in prison for nearly 15 years. The court however sentenced her husband Ragupathi Sharma to life imprisonment for a period of 30 years. He is currently serving his sentence.

How was Ragupathi Sharma, a priest conducting service in the temple came to be arrested? Sumanthiran’s Tamil National Alliance, which serves as the marquee of lawyers, Gajendrakumar, who claims to be actively promoting Tamil nationalism and the parties of C.V. Wigneswaran, Sri Kantha and others, did they explore and look into this matter?

The former government of ‘good governance’ gave Sarath Fonseka the Field Marshal rank, decorations, privileges, and remuneration for the short period of time that he was imprisoned. Was compensation offered for the miscarriage of justice perpetrated on Mrs. Vasanthi Ragupathi Sharma who was finally acquitted as innocent and cleared of all charges after being unnecessarily imprisoned for almost 15 years?

For the one who returned from prison Field Marshal rank, promotion, and millions of rupees of remuneration. On the other hand, the poor housewife ignorant of politics, who was simply taking care of her children and her family and engaging in her husband’s temple services found herself imprisoned due to circumstances beyond her control. What was justice for her after being unlawfully imprisoned for 15 years?

When political prisoner Sudhakaran’s wife died in Kilinochchi, Sudhakaran was taken to the funeral ceremony by the prison guards.

Everybody would have seen the heart wrenching scene in the media how the young daughter of the prisoner innocently tried to climb into the prison vehicle on which her father was to return to prison while the Sinhalese policeman who came with the prisoner stood in tears at the funeral ceremony.

During the 2019 presidential election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, his nephew Namal Rajapaksa went on the election campaign in support. He and other politicians such as Angajan and others visited the residence of the political prisoner Sudhakaran in Kilinochchi and spoke to relatives. Gotabaya Rajapakse subsequently raised the speculation that if he came to power all Tamil political prisoners would be released.

But the one who has received Presidential amnesty is a convicted cruel murderer on death sentence!

The President is the only one who will be aware of the number of prisoners still languishing in prison waiting for his Presidential amnesty, which is under his direct authority (subject to his personal likes and dislikes).

In time to come the people of Sri Lanka will not forget this Corona virus. Nor will they forget the Presidential amnesty granted to a cruel murderer.

The people of Mirusuvil who lost their relatives in the year 2000 and the defenceless people in this lawless nation are altogether destined to their pathetic plight.

At present, those who are seeking justice and the perpetrators who have been found guilty are both out in the open.

*The original article was recently written in Tamil and translated from Tamil by Noor Mahroof

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    THE TITLE SUITS very much the LTTE and the plight of tamils into different NO-FIRE ZONES and finally shooting at civilians in order to stop their escaping.
    Sunil Rathnsyakes case definitely must be a set up LTTE rump living overseas, Sri Lanka, INGOs, with the backing of International community which over the blood of developing countries, looking for their superiority in the world. Sri lankan Army soldiers were not slippers wearing machine gun carrying terrorists. They had hearts and families. It is very difficult to believe they would shoot at some youngsters and family coming to their former home. My understanding is the govt political leaders at that time – CBK and RANIL etc, were incompetent, sudda -licking scoundrels. They just allowed the case to proceed probably they might have told, you both would get NOBEL Prize if you bring a solution.

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      Few of the soldiers and many of the top officers were not slipper wearing terrorists but boots wearing war criminals
      Damn disgrace to our sinhala Buddhist.
      They deserve an electric chair at Haque

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    This is yet another Rajapaksa shame. Months after he won elections GR sent the country a strong signal…he will pardon ruthless murderers, promote them, and give them prestigious jobs to represent our country abroad. Some were even banned from entering those countries. Gota’s administration will filled with crooks and murderers, and does not bode well for our country. He has thumbed his ugly nose at the minorities, disregarded international calls for accountability, and has already threatened journalists, who will never forget Lasantha.

    Ranil had crooks in his administration, Gota has crooks AND brutal murderers.
    The bond scam will pale into insignificance very soon.

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    They closed the AG’s office giving an unfounded fake reason why? in the next few days, there will be more arrests linked to Easter Bombings, no one can resort to seeking legal aid because AG’s office closed, those taken into custody will rot in prison & more dramas will unfold, people will praise Rajapakses for going strong against extremists. Elections will be held and Pohottuwa will have a landslide victory. IMF & World Bank are going to force-feed our country with millions in $$$, China already pouring with massive amounts of funds & aid. People of Sri Lanka will live happily ever after.

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      An after-thought….Bond scam Ranil has summersaulted into Rajapakses’ Camp, Boru Jayasuriya is so attached to Prez. Gota these days, in short during the COVID-19 lockdown these 2 lackeys are doing their homework of boot-licking & fixing their future in the post-election era…while the ignorant die-hard party supporters are waiting to shout jayawewa for a packet of rice & a quarter bottle of moonshine.

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    For record purposes, Colvin R.D. Silva should read Colvin R.de Silva.

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    who is the worst killer in Sri Lanka corona the invisible hidden enemy that can spread exponentially or ultra Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhist extremist racist …whose killers are invincible

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      Rajash,
      Have you forgotten that there was a terrorist group called LTTE who are the descendants of ‘Para’ Dravida slaves that went on a killing spree of Native Sinhalayo for three decades in order to grab a piece of land to create a separate State called Eelam. These LTTE barbarians are the worst killers in Sri Lanka. In number two position are Wahabi Muslim extremists.

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    Once they were proved to be high criminals. But stupid people elected them again. Peoples can read and right unlike the case in Pakistanian majority, nevertheless whole lot of people are made to behave like Pakistanies in elections. Either the BUDDHAGEMA made them that fool or their 3 meals. It is high time, to change their staple food from RICE and curry to punnaku.
    :
    Today – all what we can say is – GOOD RIDDANCE.
    .
    Abusive president is in the view, that he would no means reconvene the parliament even if he wont be able to hold the elections due to ground situation.
    :
    The kind of statements were known to TRIBAL africa not to srilanka. But Sirisena and stupid uneducated people blundered into trap. Now the rest should pay the price for that.
    :
    Not CORONA, but Rajapakahe politics is the biggest virus to srilanken PEOPLE.

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      Leelagemalli,
      A ‘Tiger’ still licking the wounds inflicted by Rajapakshes is spewing anti-Rajapakshe venom to release the anger and frustration.

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    Who is this Dude, I wonder…

    Anyway thanks.. Mate..
    I learned heck of a lot more about contemporary Politics in Lankawe by reading this article than reading articles of the so called experts for the last 10 years…

    But I can not thank enough for the real time BS free real facts which this Dude has given, about our so called throughbred Politicians , specially the ones who look after the Elite, Anglican and the Vellala factions of our Nation.-

    I thought this Athlathmudali was real leadership material and a valuable UNP supremo, who was , prematurely taken away by the Premadasa Faction.
    But I never knew he had done such real low class underworld act like Throwing Acid on a fellow human, let alone a woman who shared a bed with him legally.

    I am flabbergasted that the TNA Gun Lawyer who does pro bono work for any UNPer whether it iis Constitutional or otherwise, did not try to get that Preacher who is serving a Life Time in Welikda..
    And the Missus who was locked up for 15 years although she was a poor house wife.who had nothing to do with Politics.

    Those JVP Dude whom the Writer has mentioned to be the real deal, unlike the current ones who are totally aligned with Dr Rani who is the UNP Elite , Anglican and Vellala Faction leader, although his Deputy from Keselwatta has now taken over the new UNP Opp Leader title .

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      Lalith Athulathmudali, it is said, personally directed where the Barrel Bombs should be deposited in Jaffna while traveling in the Helicopter, killing innocent civilians . The FM radios clearly picked up the voice of Lalith and so many Jaffna citizens were in the habit of collectively listening to it.

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    Sunil Ratnayaka is but a victim of events that were played out by the Sri Lankan political class in the past several decades. Yes, Ratnayaka wielded the knife. But the real criminals behind this act are those who allowed the politics of the country to descend to a brutal war. And these are both Sinhalese and Tamil politicians who promoted ethnic differences, distortions of economic benefits, as political tools to win votes.

    Ratnayaka, from a remote rural community, may have joined the army like many others more for economic reasons than to “defend the Motherland”. The system made him a murderer. Just like many LTTE suicide bombers, child soldiers and those who carried out atrocities against civilian society. To attribute the crime totally to Ratnayaka and, in a way, absolve all those who led him to that villainy, is unfair to Ratnayaka and many other such perpetrators of ‘crimes’ on both sides of the war.

    In that sense, pardoning Ratnayaka, although it wasn’t the motive, is reasonable. It is the true criminals, the politicians from pre-independence days up to now, who are the real culprits for the 30 years of bloodletting and economic vandalism.

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    When we have a alleged murderous President, PM and Army Commander what else can you expect in SL.

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      Dear Buddhist,
      .
      We are simply doomed.
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      They stupid people underestimated the previous govt.
      :
      Just imagine, if EC or other commissions were not in place – how would it have now been under brother duo ?

      Sure, the COVID-19 death tolls would have been thousands as is the case in Lombardi Region in Italy or Newyork in America because the virus is not selective at its spread.

      My heart became so pressed yesterday, after watching some visuals came from YESTERDAY the manner how the commuters were packed in PVT and GOVT buses…. people have no other CHOICE… BPs are sitting in their AC rooms
      The destitute are double hit since they are made apart – it is not the icing layer being shown by the govt, but inside is as you and I know is A ROTTEN CAKE which is stinking to miles.

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    Well said but all are innocent .
    If someone put forward or raises this issue he or she must be careful of herself or himself.
    Unfortunately, majority of the country are not conscious of their future generation or well being of their children.
    So called leaders and politicians are not well educated to have a vision for the future.
    They are absolutely visionary people for accumulation foreign loans for themselves.

    When you impartially reflect up on past 72 years of period, this country has been completely destroyed.

    Sri Lanka is a LAWLESS and RACIST country.
    No one can change that attitude from majority. And also the minority follow the same.
    Leaders and uneducated politicians talk about Late Mr. Lew Kwan Yew and Late Mr. Nelson Mandela, even they have not read about their autobiographies and memoirs.

    SHAME…SHAME…SHAME..

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    LTTE supporter monkeys have started climbing all the trees they can find. lol.

    Keep barking at the moon.

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    We call ourselves a Sinhala Buddhist country. So whether you are in jail or out one has to pay for crimes committed according to Buddhism. So the Buddhist ecclesiastical law will now take over chase behind the murderers and those who aided and abetted in this birth next and many more to come as Buddha preached like the cart following the bullocks.Whats the legacy these murders and those who aided and abetted leave for their children and kith and kin.Won’t they be called so and so’s son etc for generations?

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      What bullshit is this “Buddhist ecclesiastical law will now take over chase behind the murderers and those who aided and abetted in this birth next and many more to come as Buddha preached like the cart

      Where is this law. As far as i know lawyers ( of Buddhist ecclesiastical law ) are providing enemas.

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    It was easy to get rid heavy machine gun carrying Tamils. It won’t be that easy to get rid that minute virus.
    I believe, LTTE isalso involved in some way in the murder that Sunil Rathnayake. was said to be involved. He had some bad KARMA. Sri Lankan CHICKEN LIKE leaders, allowed the INTERNATIONAL community, UNHCR, NGOs and LTTE rump to manipulate the case as they pleased. Only one leader had a back bone to correct it. Even if Sunil Rathnayake did part of it, LTTE also was made it worse.

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    It is good to remember Easter Sunday terrorist attack by Mus limb terrorists.

    If Sinhalayo have to devote time to remember the terrorist attacks carried out by ‘Para’ barbarians for three decades they will not be able to do any other work because they will have to devote 365 days of the year for that.

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      Eagle BP Eye,

      Please get some help to CLEAR your eyes which are permamently covered by Rajapakhes asuchi – and be aware,

      swimming and diving could give you more fun if the water is not that polluted. Please try it Eagle bp…. tomorrow can be too late because you re very old to behave like a teenager.

      If I were there I would have helped you – but I have to be equipped with PPE, more than now we are upto these days.
      :
      Not just SARs COV2 – but your racial virus metastasized in your body and soul is gone over to date.
      :
      May all beings be HEALED for a better future for all of US not only SINHALAYAS.
      Sinahalyas are born ballige puthas, when looking at many starting with the name “mahind”. That is our Karma

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    # Corporal Sunil Ratnayake was arrested under a UNP government in 2002
    # Corporal Sunil Ratnayake was convicted of murder in June 2015 also under the same Government that arrested him which had come to power with the blessings of ‘Tamil Diaspora’ and people who wanted to tarnish the image of the Government of Sri Lanka headed by President Mahinda Rajapakshe and Sri Lankan Armed Forces that defeated LTTE terrorists ignoring the request to stop military campaign.
    # Corporal Sunil Ratnayake was convicted under the same government in June 2015 while the Court acquitted the other 4 soldiers though all 5 were charged under penal code sections 32, 146 and 296.
    # Nowhere in the judgement does it state that Ratnayake personally killed any of the 8 victims.
    # Sunil Ratnayake’s verdict was based on circumstantial evidence given by a sole survivor (Maheshwaran)
    # Maheshwaran’s testimony only accused Ratnayake of assault not murder.
    # Maheshwaran has not said that he saw Sunil Ratnayake killing anyone or even holding a weapon.
    # Need to check whether Gonjan had a conversation with the jud-ges.

    I posted this for another article but no one challenged!!!

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    Muruga, Muruga, what an exposure of this land without law, where Buddhism is the state religion.

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    There is a long list of such revengeful murders in all sectors that took place by the Singhala government after 1948. The country became a Parayah state in the eyes of international countries except for few countries with an objective to get projects such as Hambantota port Ethnic hated is in the blood of Singhala race that forms only 70% of 22 Million population of Sri Lanka compared to 90 Million Tamil population in the world. The racial hated was instigated by Mahvamsa written first in Pali not Singhalese 500 years after the arrival of Vijayan. It describes the Dutu Gemunu Ellalan war ( a battle between two Hindu Tamil Hindu and Buddhist Tamil) as a great victory of the Sinhala race. It was a time Buddhism Jainism was chased away from Tamil Nadu. This is well documented in Silapathikaram and Manimekalai This Dutu Gemunu- Ellalan war even today is considered as a big victory of Singhalese over Tamil in Sri Lanka. Then comes the Eealm over that ended in 2009 where the SriLlank government was supported by many countries including India, China-US, Pakistan, etc LTTE fought the battle alone as brave fighters against a cowardly country like Sri Lanka. Like in war with Ellan the Singhlse forces never respected the rules in a war as per Geneva convention Thay shot and killed the Tamil warriors who surrendered the white flag.

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    I think you sir, need to look at things in perspective. Since you are missing the “big picture” I feel you do not have a good grasp of things. Click on my name “Jambudipa” and will take you to some information. It will enlighten you Im sure.

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    this kallathoni of a war criminal president proudly comes from a family of criminal crooked thugs.
    he is well known as a ponna major of the killer unit of the sad shitty sorriest army in the world went on the rampage in Matale where he was commanding his illicit killer troops personally killed his own race of Sinhala poverty-stricken youth who due to their unfortunate circumstances of being born poor had no other choice but to take up arms to fight for their just rights.
    he also brazenly set fire to the captured youth by getting them into burning tyres and they were barbecued alive.
    not being able to face the wrath of velu anna’s boy’s cum girls he used his frightened even till sad-looking wife’s family connection and with his tail between his legs rushed off to the USA where he had no other choice due to his uncouth uneducated self he had no other option but to do many a mundane job which meant working as a toilet licking coolie cum petrol filling attendant to survive.
    then in 2005 Christmas came early for this mongrel where he came back with his tail still between his legs to help his ruffian of a thug elder brother who was in a one-sided love affair by a beauty queen had to abduct or kidnap her to satisfy his built-up frustrated sexual urges.
    they have now produced 3 sons who are nothing but a jadiya moodiya and they are cheaters criminals in their own rights.

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    ‘Poo’ Pathy and Noor,
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    Where do you people hide and come out from time to time.
    /After reading the crap, get the feeling that you should go back to where you came from.

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      Ah, bet that made you feel like a man. Tough guy eh?

      Anything intelligent to contribute here?

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    In the book of Dr. Luke,18 there is a widow seeking justice from an unrighteous judge. She persists saying “Get justice for me from my adversary” This term adversary describes one who brings a law suit. This judge though not so honest, still did not want to be wearied with the widow’s persistence, by her continual coming. So he got a verdict for her. The writer of this article is also highlighting the need for those who are seeking justice, so as to be released.
    But Dr. Luke goes further to say what Jesus is saying in this story as the adversary cast out spiritually is satan, the devil, and God is the judge in the courts in heaven. “Shall not God avenge his own who cry out to him” But the condition to annul spiritual legal documents of accusation is to turn to God from wicked ways and be forgiven from sin and karma, freeing from all hindrances to enabling God to act in justice.

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    We must be eternally grateful to the British for leaving their legacy of a civilized social justice system as the House of Parliament, The Courts System, An Administrative System etc., without which this country would have gone to smithereens coming under the control of the native administrators as we have ghastly witnessed the conduct of the 225 members of the August Body.

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    Rajapakhe political masturabtion will make this beautiful island an another Zimbabwe. It is now in making. My heart is weeping for the destitute, that have been caught as if dears struggling to escape in a crocodile clutch.
    Tools that have been instrumental in this process are racism (sinhala racism led by BUDDHA-AAGAMA MONKs), extremism (sinhala extremism led by me such as MADHU MADAWA,Gewindu kumarasinghe, and the like), self-aggrandizement (empty talkers such as abusive Wimal Buruwanse and Gonthadipila), Rajapakshe Feudism(Mahinda Rajapakhe – in my younger day was a most known rascal from Beliatta) and several other factors (MEDIA mafia, Drug Mafia etc) that are kept away from those who struggle to live their life being squeezed by rising cost of living.

    Just now, with CORONA crisis being hit around the globe, countries like SRILANKA are most hit if the leaders would not be hearted enough to distinquish the timely steps intead of their political gains

    Rajapakshe brothers returned to power in order to escape them and their close men from ongoing court cases being filed and investigated against them. As is an outer cover of a science fiction could mislead you or even faster, people – the easy targets got caught once against by their irrepairable guillibility and stupidity as nothing could hardly work on them getting back, since they would not care about the law, but their thuggish nation intoxicated in them by that family#s genetics.

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    Lanka’s judiciary system is marred by lawlessness that is evident in every aspect of life portraying our country as ‘Banana Republic’. Politicians and their goons are there to violate every rule in the book is the main cause of “Lawlessness” in the country. Major culprit is the Executive Presidential system that is in force ever since it was brought by J R Jayawardene in 1979. Nature of lawlessness is dangerous than any deadly virus that threatens the existence of humanity. Patriots or the nationalists of our country are often possessed by the two cents ideology of the famous leaders resulting them to hero worship them regardless of their bad track record of grievous crimes. It is no doubt that Lawlessness is the main cause of the economic tragedy that our country is suffering since independence. This debacle has created huge vacuum which is easier to be exploited by the multinational companies to easily abuse country’s resources. All together we are living in a fools paradise. Loans and Grants from foreign countries is the slogans of the slavery politico;s motto.

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    If UNHCR, Amnesty International and Human Right businesses became interested in the case, it is definitely a case in which a soldier was set up. CBK and RANIL sacrificed the soldier became good people. LTTEers were not captured, so there is no one to defend the case.

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    Dear Friends,

    I have quoted the following paragraph from the PREVAILING CONSTITUTION.

    Please read this carefully. Let buggers abuse their mouths, but EC will have to make the decisions accoridngly. EC IS THE SOLE AUTHORITY TO GIVE THEM THE WORD.

    QUOTE
    (4) Where the President dissolves Parliament and fixes a date or dates for a General Election the President may, unless Parliament has already made provision in that behalf, authorize the issue from the Consolidated Fund and the expenditure of such sums as he may, after consultation with the Commissioner of Elections , consider necessary for such elections.

    Contingencies Fund. 151

    (1) Notwithstanding any of the provisions of Article 149, Parliament may by law create a Contingencies Fund for the purpose of providing for urgent and unforeseen expenditure.
    (2) The Minister in charge of the subject of Finance, if satisfied –

    if we rely on MAHINDA RAJAPAKSHE – WE WILL GET CAUGHT AGAIN byTHE SAME SIZE OF OR MORE LOSSES AS HAD BEEN SINCE 2008 to 2015 (over 100 billions or more)
    (a) that there is need for any such expenditure, and
    UNQUOTE

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    Dear L. Murugapoopathy,
    .
    Yours must be a new voice to all of us Colombo Telegraph readers, becuase this article has been translated from Tamil by Noor Mahroof. Your knowledge of what went on in the South of Sri Lanka, and all the sins of our politicians (e.g. Lalith Athulathmudali) is impressive.
    .
    I am glad that there is at least awareness of all this on the part of some.
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    I don’t know how that will help us, because what faces the living now is mass unemployment and all the related problems. Muruga, you have analysed clearly and impressively, but very few of us, Sinhalese, appear to be capable of doing so. So many of us appear to believe in the supernatural; even those who say that Karma will come round and punish the sinners are clinging to such make-believe.
    .
    Your writing so clearly about the past is at least good for a start. Where we are heading is what is not clear, and I’m making no predictions. Right now I’m only relying on my own instincts for survival, but I’m genuinely grateful to you for your analysis.
    .
    Panini Edirisinhe aka “Sinhala_Man”

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      My Dear SM,
      .
      hope youa re keeping well.
      We hear that the govt is not boasting about the number of tests but about the students that would arrive in SL today. All these students have got their air tickets from their universities.

      All these are just MEDIA displays to self-glorify how much they help to their people.
      But I wonder if they would be able to help all those who are lagged in Bangaladesh and Middle east. If every country would do so, it will not be easy at all. Sure, it is a good thing to help the students – I know how difficult it was for me during my student days.

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      Sinhala_Man
      The writer is of SL origin and I believe was a former government servant.
      I have not known him personally and had heard of him. Having read his articles and short stories I am prone to believe him to be a decent, refined cultured person.
      Any discerning person reading what he has written herein it would be be persuaded to conclude that what he had written is a truthful of what actually had happened.
      His articles and short stories used to be featured in a popular progressive monthly magazine ‘Mallikai’. He had emigrated to Australia some years ago.

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    No further proof is needed that GOTA is a moral coward and not fit to be a leader. He does what his hardcore supporters – the racist monks, SLPP criminals & the military strongmen – demand him to do. That means he wants to please those with power and influence. It takes a true leader to do the right thing. Because such a leader would be brave enough to keep these social parasites at bay and ensure justice prevails in the country. He’d be also a decent, compassionate human being. That means he’d be particularly concerned about the welfare of the most vulnerable sections of the population who look up to him for leadership to solve their problems, at times for their very survival. Only when the day arrives when the poor and the humble and the powerless – irrespective of their race, religion or language – can have at least one square meal and sleep at night without fear, then we’d know there surely is a leader in our country. Until then all this endless talk about politics is just pure f*cking bullshit.

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    This Eelam dreamer giving facts about everything except L.T.TE atrocities and blaming everything on Sinhalese politicians.
    He need to look at the foundation of the problem including rotten Tamil cast system and elite Jaffna Who marginalized the Majority .
    Come to the point Presidential powers allows President to Pardon the unfairly accused prisoner on one persons evidence
    Also would like to remind readers that after Mia mai incident in Vietnam war where 100 s were massacred President Nixon gave Pardon to those involved inspite of valid evidence!
    Time to let go of this dark days of our nation and work towards One SriLaka,one nation under one Law .By the way carcasses found in the well was animal according a article published last week not the bodies?

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    When some LTTE killer are released these so called human right champions are happy and praised it. When a Sri Lankan forces man is released these men are very sad. This shows how biased they are and how biased the CT is.

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      How many LTTE killers have been released, and by whom?

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