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Instead Of Summoning Rajapaksa Before PRECIFAC, Commission Members Visited His Residence

Former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa was questioned by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) today.

MahindaRajapaksa had been questioned over the money owed to state-owned ITN TV for televising ads promoting him at the 2015 Presidential Election campaign.

Instead of summoning Rajapaksa to appear before the commission at BMICH, where sittings are held, the commission members had visited Rajapaksa’s official residence in Colombo.

This according to a commission member had been done, fearing public protests.

An audit inquiry conducted by the ITN has revealed that from November 24, 2015 to January 05 2015, Rajapaksa had paid Rs.62 million to the state owned ITN for advertisements carried on his behalf at the concluded presidential polls.

However, according to the audit inquiry Rajapaksa still owes Rs.10.1 million for advertisements carried out during the period.

Meanwhile at the same period the ITN which agreed to air advertisements worth Rs.44 million of Rajapaksa’s rival candidate at the election Maiithripala Sirisena has only aired advertisement worth of Rs.2.6 million despite the agreement.

Earlier the commission questioned UPFA parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma, former secretary to Rajapaksa, Lalith Weeratunga, former ITN chairman Anura Siriwardena and former Secretary of the Ministry of Media under the UPFA led government Charitha Herath on the same matter.

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  • 21
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    Still law and judiciary in sri lanka is under someone’s chair.

    • 28
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      PRECIFAC ! what a shame , kneeling in front of a rouge , kicked out by ordinary people showing extra ordinary courage

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        If PRECIFAC is fearing public protest in asking MR to appear before them, then what chance do they have in prosecuting MR in a court of law. This only goes to show both the President and Prime Minister are too weak to allow the law to be applied to MR as a backlash will affect their weak position. So they are pussyfooting MR’s alleged corruption and other crime to secure their personal positions. Now the President and MP seem to be on tract to safeguard their jobs and to hell with the citizens and to hell with yahapalanaya.

        OH WHY ARE THE PEOPLE ALLOWING THEM TO BE REPEATEDLY FOOLED BY THESE BLAGGARD POLITICIANS?

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      Latest. Drugs prescribed to cancer ridden children have been stolen @ Maharagama Cancer Hospital by the hospital staff and they’re stolen to order by higher crooks in hospitals , they are called trusted doctors.

      Chi. ..how low people can get to stealing drugs from DYING PATIENTS. THese drugs can be used in private hospitals during out of hours by Greedy Doctors to wealthy private patients.
      The same as the politicians swindled ,the honourable Doctors too swindled the state. Hah hah ROGUE DOCTORS GOT RICH FROM DYING PATIENTS DRUGS,

      WHY THIS IS ALL WRAPPED UP.?? President?? Oh sorry you’re up in the sky flying at this precise moment… Then what about the health minister and the PM?? Please act.

      The doctors are getting rich left, right and centre ” by SWINDLEITIS ” State funds to government hospitals are syphoned off by unscrupulous. Doctors.
      Watch out when you visit private hospitals for treatments the drugs used on you may have been from a dying patient in a cancer hospital.
      Disgraceful Clinicians, not all are the same there are greedy bad doctors too.
      They’re not all saints in the interests of the patients , but with the interests in their Bank Balances.

      Same as the GREEDY MARA FAMILY.
      There’s a saying what goes round comes round. It has happened to many.

      .

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        Aren’t drugs especially the ones that are prescribed on a named- patient basis, under the control of Pharmacists, ?

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          Ofcourse they ere I under name basis and under the control of Pharmacists ,they still got stolen.

          They all have their dirty hands in the pots

    • 14
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      Presidential Commission of Inquiry

      RE: Instead Of Summoning Rajapaksa Before PRECIFAC, Commission Members Visited His Residence

      Did you find any skeletons? Were they all buried? Any gold and jewelry etc. They may be hidden in the Former First Lady’s Closed.

      Hope Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa gave you some tea with some cookies cooked up by his team. They are great crooks and before the presidential elections they entertained 5.000 at a time, at peoples expense.

      They were using peoples funds to entertain people.

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        Amarasiri:-

        “Hope Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa gave you some tea with some cookies cooked up by his team”

        I thought ‘Biththara Appa’ was His Speciality!

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          Hamlet

          “I thought ‘Biththara Appa’ was His Speciality! “

          He has figured out that ‘Biththara Appa’ does not work any more, and he has learned his lesson.

    • 16
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      If he is proved guilty, how can he be punished, ‘cos people will again protest. Bloody silly excuses.

      • 15
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        This is law of the jungle. Just because Rajapakse can organise the mobs and has the capacity to let loose disorder and mayhem in the South, does it mean he is free from the demands of the law of the land.

        Sri Lanka slowly but surely is proceeding headlong towards collapse.

        Backlash

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          sSarath and Backlash

          Thank you guys for making your critical statements. It is actually cool. This is exactly I am questioning.. Do we have an unbiased court system, neutral judges, and law of the land that could take kind of person alike MR and his wrong doing during his tenure as president and give the true judgment. Could we? Should we? Is anybody out there to apply some proper verdict? If this law of the land says that nobody is above the law, then everyone that includes Mahinda Rajapakse. That is what MR and GR believed and placed the war wining champion SF inside the detention and said he has violated the law of the country. Really? If these fucking uncultured basters from Hambantota can do that, why the law of the land can explore the right way to exploit the rule. Can Mithri do this? Can Ranil do this? Can the CJ do this? Can the justice minister do this? Can the parliament do this?

          MR stole money and use public money for his political campaign including ITN. He used Tsunami money for president campaign. It is factual and nothing to prove. The question is can we punish him? Who has the guts to do that? I am tired of reading the fucking yahapalanaya. UNPers and SLFPers are talking about good governance for good 2 years and I do not see any creative judgments were given to bad guys like MR, GR, NR, BR etc. If this is what you are talking about so called good governance, how in the world you are going judge and punish the very same bad devils including LTTE who killed many thousand innocent people during the last 30 years in your jungle court without a single neutral judge and court system. You challenged the UN and UNHCR and say UN has violated Sri Lanka’s law of the court system – Really? Do you have law in this country or law of the court? If you say so, then show that you can take Rajapakse to the court. You losers and morons, you went to his home to take his words (about ITN issue) instead of ask him to report to the court. What kind of law of this. You are one unique failed fucking state. No one out there to make a concrete decision on MR. You know what, this is my take: it doesn’t matter whether you are SLFP or UNP. You are the same uncivilized and tumbledown coin. You are simply other side tumbledown coin after January 8th. That is the only different between UNP and SLFP. You are never going to be a civilized, developed and a visional country for another 500 years because of your moron thinking.

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          backlash

          “This is law of the jungle. Just because Rajapakse can organise the mobs and has the capacity to let loose disorder and mayhem in the South, does it mean he is free from the demands of the law of the land.”

          Sub-contract it out to the Black Tigers, as has been done many times before, or the White Van Crew of Gota. They are unemployed.

          Karuna Aman, another option. He has experience with 500 Innocent Policemen.

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      PRECIFAC, Commission

      RE: Instead Of Summoning Rajapaksa Before PRECIFAC, Commission Members Visited His Residence

      So, if MaRa, the mountain won’t come to PRECIFAC Commission. then PRECIFAC Commission must go to MaRa, the mountain.

      So, “If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad then Muhammad must go to the mountain.”

      If one cannot get one’s own way, one must bow to the inevitable.

      “O mankind! We created you from male and female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know and honor each other (not that you should despise one another). Indeed the most honorable of you in the sight of God is the most righteous.” The Holy Quran, Chapter 49, Verse 13

      https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/if_the_mountain_won%27t_come_to_Muhammad

      The earliest appearance of the phrase is from Chapter 12 of the Essays of Francis Bacon, published in 1625:

      Mahomet made the people believe that he would call a hill to him, and from the top of it offer up his prayers, for the observers of his law. The people assembled; Mahomet called the hill to come to him, again and again; and when the hill stood still, he was never a whit abashed, but said, If the hill will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will go to the hill.[1]

      It was published in John Ray’s 1670 book of English proverbs,[2], [3] The more complete reading of the essay makes it clear that Sir Francis Bacon meant the example to be disparaging, as he refers to “…mountebanks for the natural body, so are there mountebanks for the politic body…” in the context of his discussion “of boldness”, or what might be described in modern, political terms as brazening out a scandal or failure. Though widely attributed to Muhammad, the prophet of Islam who lived in Arabia in 6th century, there is no written or oral tradition that traces this phrase back to him. There is however, a phrase in Turkish, “Dağ sana gelmezse, sen dağa gideceksin…” (“If the mountain won’t come to you, you must go to the mountain.”), that has no reference to Muhammad (an alternative version of which is to be found here Dağ_yürümezse_abdal_yürür), known as one of the “ata sözleri”, or common sayings that exist in modern Turkish, but are thought to have much older origins (Atasözü).

    • 0
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      PRECIFAC !

      Do you do that go, to the Mountain, for every MP? There 225 MPs there.

      So, if MaRa, the mountain won’t come to PRECIFAC Commission, then PRECIFAC Commission must go to MaRa, the mountain. So, “If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad then Muhammad must go to the mountain.”

      Why didn’t you meet MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa in Parliament?

      He doesn’t go to Parliament Either? The Parliament need to go to MaRa?

  • 22
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    “This according to a commission member had been done, fearing public protests”

    What rubbish ? No one gives two hoots about him now.

    If they don’t have the balls to do a job properly, why did they accept ? Shameless buggers. Unlikely anything will come out of this commission.

    • 8
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      Instead Of Summoning Rajapaksa Before PRECIFAC, Commission Members Visited His Residence

      This action is an absolute before-hand witness for the fate of proposed or promised Internal Inquiry into the WAR CRIMES and HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS REPORT of the UNOHCHRC!

  • 24
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    Such blatant servitude of the officials can be found only in Sri Lanka. This man will deny all charges and then make a deal with the current rulers of the nation. He goes scot-free.

    It is best to aspire to be a politican (that too, a CORRUPT one) than to aspire to be a scientist or an Engineer or a doctor in this country.

    There is no justice whatsoever in this la-la land, called Sri Lanka. DISGUSTING State of Affairs!!!!

    • 21
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      That is why scientists, Engineers and doctors leave the country. Country will be left with politicians and those unfortunate ordinary folks who are unable to get out of this hellhole.

      • 0
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        So sad PhD!
        We provide Free Education to Scientists, Engineers and Doctors, who then leave the Country, to Develop more affluent Countries.

        The Dregs who have no other Qualifications except Greed, are left to become Politicians, and Fleece the Country Dry for their own Aggrandisement.

  • 17
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    Why have chickens as commissioners?

    Do you expect any thing out of this Commission, who do not have the guts to call a game Chandiya before them?

    They prefer to visit his home and have egg hoppers and hold inquiries into his alleged corruption.

    Sri Lanka Government is wasting tax payers money in holding Commission of inquiries.

    Very soon Sri Lanka will have the judges of the Courts Visiting the murder suspects house and eat egg hoppers and hear the cases.

    Is a member of parlement so powerful that the Commissioners do not have the Guts to summon him.

    Mara will in one of these day make his parliamentary speeches from his home as he will find his travelling to the parliament is hazardous to the Speaker.

    After all all members who attend to the parliamentary session at MARA”S Home will be Served with Free Egg Hoppers.

    Long Live Yahapalanaya

    Cheers

    Levi

    .

  • 10
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    i don’t think summoning mahinda for a meaely 10million will look good in the public eye when mangala has accused him of plundering the country of 18 billion dollars.All the others also have been accusing him of plundering the country of billions and billions of rupees.All that they can now find to go after him is 10 million rupees,that too a commercial transaction where disputed bills could be involved as he has paid 62 million.People will be laughing all the way to work packed into the peak hour buses like sardines.

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      If the amount is not significant , how would you justify. Judge Gihan Pilapitiya’s sentence of a man who stole Rs 20 ( yes, twenty Rupees only ) from a till in a Mosque at Slave Island ? it’s a nice try to compare $ 18 B to Rs 10 Million , but the fact remains , He had abused his official status to manipulate the existing law , like any other SL law abiding citizen MR must comply with the law & order agencies ;thus, he must present himself before the officials , not the other way round .

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        srilal

        i think yo are living in australia,am i right?

        to come to the level of australia which has a 200 year culture,it might take us another 2000 years of glorious culture.

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          shankar,

          Where i’ve chosen to live is quite irrelevant to this particular point , i was only trying to high light your argument of Rs 10 Million being peanuts to $ 18 B , crime is a crime , no matter who committed it . Mahinda being the president should lead by example !

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            the world does not work like that (crime is crime)
            its whom you know and what you represent that matters.

            don’t forget the British have bad logic even today.

            eg. on the day of 7/7 I was walking past the british library where all the action had taken place. from KK to Huston and medical association is densely populated by Bengali’s who were in the center of that dastardly act.
            Several Afghans in their head gear passed me as people were walking brusquely around 9am. Detectives were directing the traffic and they had a concealed pistol.
            Yet they shot a Brasilian. Definetly the officers knew the difference of arab, bangali and brasilian because Brits are pirates/travelers.

            His parents have not received justice. There are many whites too who have not got justice. Even an Irishman shot by mistake.

            Politicians rarely take vengeance over their main opposition and this gets reciprocated. MP’s accounts scandal where most are involved but just 2-3 went to jail. Its whom you know and RM is needed by your neighbours plus Obama admin is leaving 20th January.
            There is really not much odf a difference between western law and order and Russia- both are white and bullshit.Money talks like Murdoch laughing.

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        There must have been incontrovertible proof of the robbery of the Rs 20.
        The Rs 10 million is an unpaid bill, and ITN could have taken the debtor to Court.
        The US$ 18 ‘fraud’ is an allegation in the mind of AvaMangala who has failed to find a whiff of proof as yet, but which served him well politically.

  • 10
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    ”This according to a commission member had been done, fearing public protests”??

    Heinous commissioners!!!!

  • 12
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    As long as we have suckers in Sri Lanka, nothing will change

  • 12
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    So long as Sinhalese run that Island, it will always be a Island full of shit.
    You should accept that the Sinhalese are a race of scum and that is how they will always be. PERIOD.

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      this is their island…they will do it the way they want it

      • 5
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        Hey stupid Sach, you are a clown. This land belongs to Sinhalese only? The land belongs to the Veddahs. We are given an opportunity to live there, so live there peacefully or get the F$$k out of there you racist scum.

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          Vaddha’s are sinhala people’s relations….the sinhalese who stayed in the jungle are the vaddhas…..apparently sinhalese are the only people who developed a civilisation in this country

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            Sach: Vaddha’s are sinhala people’s relations….the sinhalese who stayed in the jungle are the vaddhas…..apparently sinhalese are the only people who developed a civilisation in this country.

            Hahahaha…….the Veddahs were there long before the migrants or better known as invaders arrived in the country from India (Tamils, Sinhalese and all others). The Veddahs lost their identity as the Sinhalese settled in their areas and influenced them with the culture they brought from India. Tamils settled mainly in the north and east. Oh what a fool I am talking to. Even this needs to be told to a numb scull like you. Didn’t you study this in school? Oh wait, you were a gamay bugger, a bloody redneck from the backwoods from Hambantota, who never went to school. Go and f&&k yourself you racist b&&&$$d.

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            @Sach, you are nothing but a racist [Edited out]

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            sach

            dna tests show that veddhas and sinhalese are far apart whereas sinhalese and tamils are quite close.writers can distort history to suit their views but science will eventually catch them out.science does not lie.

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            “”the only people who developed a civilisation in this countr “

            Stupid when did you have a language of your own or the borrowed ambude- after the Portuguese arrived Buruva!Sarema.

            The day you have a language differentiates you from the beast you are and its the sign of civilization.

            So you are just a boa constrictor speaking for both backsides.

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      ‘Sinhalese are a race of scum’

      The Rio-Tamil way to reconciliation and justice.

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        taraki

        “The Rio-Tamil way to reconciliation and justice.”

        Isn’t it a sure way to a Sinhala/Buddhist ghetto?

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        taraki,

        Of the majority Sinhalese of today are not proper Sinhalese. Most of them are Dutch origin with Dutch names and some Cochins from India settled in the South. That is why this servility, no matter how much they are qualified.

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      Is that why the human rights commissioner wants to take over ?

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    How on earth can Sri Lanka claim that it can investigate and bring about a satisfactory mechanism to deal with matters like War Crimes and Crimes against humanity. Why don’t they stop pussy footing and leap into action. They could take some positive steps like:

    1) Freeze their assets at home and abroad.
    2) Carry out a complete audit.
    3) Suspension Political Activities.

    Sri Lanka is turning out to be a fools paradise as long this desport is roaming the country shouting LTTE and terrorist. Please for God sakes have some courage and get on with it.

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      Karthigesu,

      I am increasingly tired of repeating this. Maybe our citizens are hopeless cases and the country a basket case?

      “They could take some positive steps like:
      1) Freeze their assets at home and abroad.
      2) Carry out a complete audit.”

      You seem to forget that we have chosen a new president and government. Have you heard of rule of law and good governance?

      What you suggest is for the new government and president to copy what MR did.

      I believe that you live abroad. Would the courts and police in the country of your residence act in the way you suggest? Is the president/prime minister/government allowed to dictate what the courts and police do?

      How would “they” (Who are “they” anyway?) freeze assets abroad even if “they” managed to identify what to freeze? How to audit hidden assets?

      Do you believe that a court in, for instance, USA or Canada would care about a “kangaroo court” order or judgement coming from a SL court based on sloppy CID work? The International Community has just made it very clear that they do not trust our system of justice.

      “3) Suspension Political Activities.”

      Have you ever heard of democracy and freedom of expression?

  • 10
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    I remembered what some IDPs at the Settikulam told me about special gifts and food being taken to the Thamilselvam family by members of PLOTE, ” They were previleged then and are so even now!”

    Dr.RN

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    Useless public commissions on state expenses visiting the house of a rogue to investigate. What the hell is going on in this Lankawe??
    They should have ordered the criminal to be present at the hearing MINUS his protesters.

    Should have warned him if that happens he will be punished for causing the mayhem. Simple as that. A criminal,have no rights to whip up protests in support of him.
    So this is the difference between A legitimate rule of law and a KANGAROO COURT.

    In Srilanka law is bent and and muzzled by the criminal,

    Hah hah hah Srilanka PRECIFAC. SHAME!! SHAME !! SHAME!!.

    RETAINING LAW IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EATING HOPPERS WITH THE CRIMINAL.

    PRESIDENT MUST HAVE GIVEN PERMISSION LIKE ANYTHING ELSE. SHAME.

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      Analyst,

      “Useless public commissions on state expenses visiting the house of a rogue to investigate.”

      I agree.

      What is this comission? Why did MR agree to have a meeting with them? To show his good will and good manners? To receive publicity?

      If I were MR I would insist on only giving statements to the police conducting an investigation.

  • 7
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    What rubbish protests by whom,Mara may have the money to pay protesters but no one will be willing unless he brings the cattle who voted for him down south.
    Summon him to BMICH the masses who are not asses any more will do the needful

  • 6
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    What an absolutely disgusting state of affairs! Servitude of this magnitude is only the preserve of worms!

    THis is what this country’s administration has been reduced to. Given such a state of affairs, do you think the rest f the world can have ANY confidence in our judiciary concerning its independence?

    Forget it Sri Lanka, you are too far gone!

  • 13
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    Mr Mahinda Rajapakse is a citizen of this country. He is subject to the same rules as anyone else.

    As President he has been responsible for many alleged acts that do not comply with the law.

    Now that the due process is taking place as a result of the new regime which is trying to establish the rule of law, it is imperative they treat Mr Rajapakse as any other citizen. He is not above the law.

    However, we all know that the whole legal machinery has been subverted under his regime. And still most of those who are in positions in these legal and judicial offices are his henchmen and long been subject to corrupt practices.

    Even this former President behaves as if he is not a citizen but above them.

    That is why the International Community believes that Sri Lankan institutions are servile and have not the capacity to deliver justice.

    This is the very reason we need international judges, prosecutors and investigators to put this country on the correct path to recovery after many years of tolerating corrupt institutions which are unfit for purpose.

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    Now you can have a TASTE of “HYBRID” “Investigative Machinery” set by this “Yahapalanaya” behind the stage DRAMA. All this time, I thought the Presidential Commissions are also functioning as properly constituted “Legal Entities”. Not any more. In future, any person who has been SUMMONED to record a statement to any of the Legal Entities, including the Police will have the RIGHT to “SUMMON” that authority to his/her residence. Unfortunately for WELE SUDA, this SYSTEM was not in place at the time of his case came up for investigation. We Sri Lankans are always providing unprecedented examples to the world to follow: In future Sri Lanka will convert all the Legal Entities involved in investigations and inquiries setting up a MOBILE SERVICE to visit the suspects in their RESIDENCES or a PLACE OF CHOICE, that can even be a Kottu Kade, because most of them involved in the cases do not have RESIDENCES. Look – International Community, we have already shown you how HYBRID DEMOCRACY can be practiced. So, please withdraw immediately your proposal to set up that “HYBRID COURT”. Thank you YAHAPALANAYA “NADAGAMA” (Drama) enacted by the NATIONAL GOVERNMENT.

  • 7
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    Can the Sri Lankan justice system descend any further? Bensen

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    Waste of time…..nothing will happen….

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    I agree with all what has been said about visiting President’s house for investigation. If the commissioners feel comfortable, let them do it that way. But what is important is that they are not being bought over and their investigation is done fairly and if he has done a crime, let the law treat him equally like other citizens.
    Yes- even if he 1000 supporters it is easy to create a scene and make MR a hero. The crowd including the monks would like to be arrested and become heroes.
    I preferin whatever way possible if justice is done.

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    Remedy seem to be worse than the disease. I hope the courts will visit the homes of accused to record statements in future . Mr Douglas has hit the nail on the head of YAHAPALANAYA-NALLADSI-GOOD GOVERNANCE. It appears that mountain labour will bring forth only a mouse.

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    PRECIFAC commission members appear to be afraid to summon MR for an investigation.
    Does this not show that MR even now, has a ‘clout’ which frightens those who dare to investigate his past deeds?

    Is this not all the more reason why a ‘hybrid court’ of law be established to try War Crimes by the Lankan state and LTTE?

    What if MR refuses summons by a ‘hybrid court’ – will the court issue orders to arrest and produce him before court?

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    These commission members should be discharged immediately. Absolutely no guts and they are displaying their sycophant nature. Rajapakse is no longer the king and if he did not turn up at the BMICH, this is a good reason to arrest him and keep him behind bars where he deserves to be. If their were protesters, the law enforcement authorities should also arrest them for trying to breach the law of the land. This is a ridiculous state of affairs and this criminal should not be allowed to get away with the robberies and frauds that were the hall mark of his regime. No hope in hell for justice in Sri Lanka if this is the type of behavior that we have to witness. If the members of the commission are in fear and do not want to carry out their duties properly, I suggest that they have the decency to resign without worshipping and cowing down to this thug.

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    It was clear that such a situation would arise – the day a Buddhist priest by the name Abhayatissa from Pepiliyana, at a temple in Galle attended by MARA also said interalia compared Maithripala to Pinguththara – the day some MPP together with priests like Ananda of Narahenpita Abhayarama and the afore mentioned Abhayatissa protested against summoning of Gotabhaya to the Bribery Commission -the day MARA was allowed to contest the General Elections – the day Maithripala failed to halt the likes of Welgama, Weerawansa, Gammanpila and Dinesh. Both Ranil and Maithri will never prosecute MARA and his supporters.

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    Most probably,the members of the Commission would not have even recorded his statement.Instead,they may have had a chat; Kohomada Sape Dukka etc etc.
    Another possible scenario would have been that MaRa was busy with other things and the members would have been asked to call later.
    Is MaRa the Defacto President and Maithri the DeJure President?

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    The Black coat fraternity of Lawyers in this country are truly a DISGRACE without backbones. A servile set of Bastards. How can any represent as a Judge or as the AG. They are all the same.

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    The opposition with the help of the JVP should go over every single inquiry like Hon. MP Anura K. Dissnayakae made to Parliament about the debacle of the Avante Garde case. The opposition should demand the government a show cause of any effectiveness of every investigation, probe and appointed commissions to date that has been undertaken, the progress made and then publish these findings, measures taken to prosecute or not to prosecute, the incurred cost to our people. Since most of our public institutions are run by corrupt sycophants with allegiance to crooks, the opposition should also force the government to implement a revenue generation mechanism by privatizing these good for nothing institutions like what iron lady Margeret Thacher and Ronald Reagan did to their respective countries to reform public enterprise. Our government should investigate and outsource most of our civil service in a transparent manner by opening for tenders with the aim of bringing foreign enterprise that specialize in forensic auditing, fraud detection, financial crime detection and investigate white collar crime. In return the government can negotiate an X% commission (tax free) if and when the loot is traced or recovered. This kind of venture is a government revenue mechanism by privatizing and outsourcing our civil service work that our’s cannot deliver. Look at the state at our incompetent Bribery Commission, cover ups at the AG’s department, incompetent CID and FCID, failed Police force, a useless Customs Department, ineffective Revenue, Taxes and Tariff department and parasitic State Banks that all depend on government coffers for their survival. Even our judiciary deserves to overhauled. Where are the laws in ethical standards for our civil servants? Any government for good governance should start here, restore the rule-of-law and implement the death penalty for anyone who is found guilty for covering-up for these criminals when they obstruct justice, lie under oath (perjury), endanger national security or violate the integrity and standards during or after their tenure in public office. I remember several decades ago an incident when Malaysia’s PM – Dr. Mahatir was informed that his customs and law enforcement was inadequate and under performing, an enraged Dr. Mahatir issued an executive decree to privatize the entire Customs, Police and Coast Guard if the state arm failed to deliver or continue their disgusting performance. This in my view, is what needs to happen here. What is evident is that none of our government’s have the moral decency and political will to make courageous and revolutionary changes for the common good of our country. The current lot is as bad as the old ROT that is caustic for any progress. Criminals look out for criminals; and that is how organized crime thrive whether in government or in private enterprise. What we have here is a government for corrupts by the corrupt. Therefore, all these inquiries are just an eye wash and waste of time to hoodwink the public.

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    Don’t these circus clowns calling themselves the “Good Governance” have anything better to do other than trying to “frame” people and letting their own criminals like Mahendran go scott free?

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    We are a basket case Country.

    Hovering, only slightly above Somalia, Yemen, and Liberia and untold other countries that have absolutely no idea how to govern themselves.

    This is the end product of 1956!

    We unlike India had no clue what was involved in building a united Country.

    We were left after the British with multiple problems. Er … no they didn’t The British left this Country the richest place in South East Asia. Most of Asia like Europe had been bombed to annihilation at the end of the second world war. Sri Lanka survived pretty much intact. It had the basis to build way beyond its competitive countries but it squandered its enormous advantages.

    Lest we not forget, after 1956, just eleven years after the holocaust in Nazi Germany, we continued with what can only be described as ethnic cleansing of this Island Re Christians, Muslims Veddas, in fact anyone who was not a Buddhist fascist.

    We need to rethink our own national philosophy: Are we an inclusive society or an exclusive society. If it is the latter we should stop pure Sinhalese from going abroad. For surely we need all bigoted Sinhalese to remain in the country to promote the nationalistic agenda.

    Are we mature enough to accept these facts or are we heading toward being regarded as intolerant racist, religious fascists like Islamic state

    The choice is ours!

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    This act of going to a suspect’s house to record a statement about the frauds that have been committed is a complete disgrace to the legal system of Sri Lanka. This shows what will be the outcome of this investigation. If you are scared to ask the suspect to come to the FCID to record his statement, do you think they will find this person is guilty even you have enough evidence to prove?

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    This demonstrates that the Supreme Law, the Constitution is still defunct in Sri Lanka.

    It says every person is equal before law (Article 12(1). This kind of conduct by the law enforcement agencies only confirms that the law treat different people differently.

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    This is all propaganda to sling mud. It is a well known fact according to our constitution no President can be questioned or taken to courts about any Omission or Commission on his part while he was the President. These are all media carnivals.

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