2 July, 2022


In Defense Of Solangaarachchi And Others

By Hema Senanayake

Hema Senanayake

Hema Senanayake

President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently said “My hands are not tainted with blood or dirt.” He further said that, “On the day my hands are got tainted, I would cut them off.” From the gesture he made while saying this, anybody would think that he was going to cut his hands off below the elbow if they got tainted. This was a serious statement. Why?

It is because the word “blood” mentioned in his comments refers to “killing of human beings” and the word “dirt” must be referring to “corruptions.” Therefore, Sir, I believe you. But believe me too. It is certain that somebody’s hands in your administration are tainted with “blood.” Yet, I plead you not to cut his “hands off” but cut him off from the administration.

Can any reader of this article ever imagine of a killing of a man by you yourself? I tried to think of myself. I am close to 60 years now. I do not remember that even a thought of killing a man ever crossed my mind. Unpremeditated killing for self-defence is not treated as a crime by law. Still, when I think about it, I feel that I would not kill even in self-defense. However, this does not mean to suggest that you should abstain from using your right to self-defence if you choose to do so. Instead I want to say is that it is extremely difficult for a cultured man to kill or conspire to kill a human being. But such killings do happen in our country.

Prasanna Solangaarachchi

Prasanna Solangaarachchi

Prasanna Solangaarachchi is the former Chairman, Kotkawatte-Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabha. He now says that some people are conspiring to kill him for changing his political allegiance from the President’s party to the common opposition candidate. Since he blames the politicos for the conspiracy, those people who seek his death should fall into the category of “cultured men.” Unfortunately cultured men opted to do cold blooded killings.

By any definition Lasantha Wickrematunge and Prageeth Ekneligoda were not criminals. Some “cultured men” should behind the crimes. Why do they do such crimes? I can’t ever imagine that some “cultured men” do have a hand in those crimes. I guess that they do not have a criminal mindset. Then how those killings happened and possibly could happen in the run up to the polls and after the presidential election?

I am not a psychologist to answer the above question. But I am inclined to believe one important data presented by Newsweek report on the school shooters in USA. Out of all school shooters the report says that, “a staggering 98 percent had recently experienced what they considered a significant failure or loss” (The Bottom Line).

I opted to select this data because almost all shootings were premeditated. So is all politically instigated killings, both the killer and the boss must have premeditated the killing. Accordingly there is a common element in both kinds of killings. If Solangaarachchi was to be killed, the boss of the killer should have premeditated it. He might be identified as a cultured man but definitely he should have experienced a “significant failure or loss.” Such feelings might be a reason behind all mass murders planned and executed. I earnestly request the “cultured political bosses” not to feel that way. Let us stop premeditated politically instigated killings. We can save lives and the country’s dignity. The Pope is also coming soon.

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  • 5

    Dont defame MR he is quite right in his claims. His hands are not tainted.When you get pepople killed in thier thousands your hands get drenched in blood- not tainted.

  • 2

    It is obvious that everyone knows the killer of Mr.Lasantha Wickramatunga and many other journalists and people those who were engaged in politics( specially those who factually criticised the Rajapaksa and his family so called Rajapaksa regime.

    It is also precisely palpable in our global society that how Rajapaksa family governs the country.

    It is sad to say most international journalists openly assert and remark that Rajapaksa regime is terribly corrupted.

    Unfortunately “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” now has been changed into “Dirt of the Indian Ocean”

    It is very comprehensible that rape incidents are numerous and countless.

    Victims are powerless and rapists are powerful.
    Sex offenders are comfortably secured and safeguarded by Rajapaksa.

    This the only time for people to organise not only locally but also internationally to expel this extremely corrupted dictator.

    • 3

      Hema Senanayake –

      Informative Video about Wimal Weerawanda aka Wimal Baluwansa..by Darmasiri Bandaranayake


      • 1

        Amarasiri @

        thanks millions times. This kind of videos can help almost everyone in the appalled society.
        I found this video is the best to show how uncivilized current society has become.
        I truly believe,Mr Darmasiri Bandaranayaka and the like artists can definintely do lot more changing the society.
        I myself raised the questions this time as to why the youth of today have no respect and dignity towards their lovely ones…. as DB makes it clear the societal example of current day are being followed by the youth not thinking twice.

  • 3

    Hema Senanayake –

    “President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently said “My hands are not tainted with blood or dirt.” He further said that, “On the day my hands are got tainted, I would cut them off.” From the gesture he made while saying this, anybody would think that he was going to cut his hands off below the elbow if they got tainted. This was a serious statement. Why?”

    Medamulana MaRa’s, my Hands Are Not Stained With Blood Or Dirt: President Rajapaksa

    Medamulana MaRa, It is NOT your hands. It is all the others who work for you, follow your instructions and policies.

    Medamulana MaRa, Your hands are stained and sustained with Stolen Peoples Money and the blood that was spilled and limbs chopped and mutilated.

    Medamulana MaRa, You are a liar.

    Listen below:


    PS. Common Sense Phamplet of Sri Lanka 2014?

  • 2

    Hema Senanayake –

    “President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently said “My hands are not tainted with blood or dirt.”

    It is tainted with peoples’s money and Medamulana MaRa lies. Support given below.

    Was Rs.25 million paid from Medamulana coffers?


    Sri Lanka Transport Board has forwarded documents to the Commissioner of Elections stating that it received Rs.25 million for providing buses for Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s rally held at Anuradhapura.

    As there was public indignation when media revealed that more than 1000 SLTB buses had been used for the ‘inaugural’ rally of Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa held at Anuradhapura, the Commissioner of Elections asked for a report from the SLTB.

    Announcing that he had received the report from SLTB, the Commissioner of elections stated that according to the report SLTB had received a sum of Rs.25 million for the buses used for the rally.

    Mahinda Rajapaksa and others in his faction said only people in Anuradhapura participated in the rally and 1000 buses were not deployed for the rally. However, even if Rs.25,000 is paid for one bus Rs.25 million is the payment for 1000 buses. Paying Rs.25 million indicates that Mahinda faction had deployed more than 1000 buses for the rally.

    Political analysts say if the government spends Rs.25 million to bring in people for a single rally the amount used for the election campaign would be in billions. They ask the people to find out where this money comes from.

  • 1

    Hema Senanayake –

    Maitripala sirisena has almost completed the Common Candidate Manifesto.

    However, no Sri Lanka Writer has so fat Completed the Common Sense pamphlet.

    This is a great opportunity for you, if you want to undertake the task.


    • 1

      Amare machan, you and your pamphlet! All credit to you for persistence!
      why don’t you print it yourself?

      • 0


        “why don’t you print it yourself?”

        First, a writer needs to write to print it. Amarasiri will fund the First 1,000 copies, if Completed 10 days before January 8, 2015. It has to be in Sinhala, Tamil and English, so that it reaches a wider audience.


        I have a hard time convincing the Sri Lankan writers to write it. When Thomas Paine wrote it in 1776, there was no typewriter, word processor or computer. He wrote by and, and was given to the printer who basically used the Gutenberg Press invented in 1439.

        The Value of the Common sense pamphlet Sri Lanka 2014 is now, because it has to contribute to the disposition of Medamulana MaRa, the “King”.

        Gutenberg was the first European to use movable type printing, in around 1439. Among his many contributions to printing are: the invention of a process for mass-producing movable type; the use of oil-based ink; and the use of a wooden printing press similar to the agricultural screw presses of the period.

        • 3

          Don’t waste time writing or printing, coz there will not be any change after 8th Jan 2015, if you can understand Sri Lanka politics. I can see CT is trying very hard posting a lot of anti-government articles, where is the readership, who read. Those who vote don’t read and those who cannot vote read, got it.

  • 3

    SLTB reports are useless,was 25M credited into a SLTB a/c? If it was,is it to be used for SLTB or siphoned off next day to fund another meeting,another day?

    Going by MR past this is another lie,another hoodwink by EC.

  • 3

    Under MRs watch, some of these deaths occured. Lets not forget them and
    their families.
    Now it is blood-soaked hands being held high in all Political Platforms
    begging for votes.

    Shoba, O’liveechchu
    May 18 or 19, in Mullivaikkal, Sri Lanka
    Puniyamoorthy Sathiyamoorthy, freelance
    February 12, 2009, in Mullaitheevu district, Sri Lanka
    Lasantha Wickramatunga, The Sunday Leader
    January 8, 2009, in an area outside Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Rashmi Mohamed, Sirasa TV
    October 6, 2008, in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
    Paranirupasingham Devakumar, News 1st
    May 28, 2008, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Suresh Linbiyo, Voice of Tigers
    November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka
    T. Tharmalingam, Voice of Tigers
    November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka
    Isaivizhi Chempiyan, Voice of Tigers
    November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka
    Selvarajah Rajeewarnam, Uthayan
    April 29, 2007, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Subash Chandraboas, Nilam
    April 16, 2007, in an area near Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
    Subramaniyam Sugitharajah, Sudar Oli
    January 24, 2006, in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
    Relangi Selvarajah, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corp.
    August 12, 2005, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Dharmeratnam Sivaram, TamilNet and Daily Mirror
    April 29, 2005, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Lanka Jayasundara, Wijeya Publications
    December 11, 2004, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Bala Nadarajah Iyer, Thinamurasu and Thinakaran
    August 16, 2004, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Aiyathurai Nadesan, Virakesari
    May 31, 2004, in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
    Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, BBC, Virakesari, Ravaya
    October 19, 2000, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Anura Priyantha, Independent Television Network
    December 18, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Indika Pathinivasan, Maharaja Television Network
    December 18, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

    6 Journalists Killed in Sri Lanka/Motive Unconfirmed
    Sahadevan Nilakshan, Chaalaram
    August 1, 2007, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah, Namathu Eelanadu
    August 20, 2006, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Sampath Lakmal, Sathdina
    July 1, 2006, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Vasthian Anthony Mariyadas, Freelancer
    December 31, 1999, in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
    Atputharajah Nadarajah, Thinamurusu
    November 2, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Rohana Kumara, Satana
    September 7, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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