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Is Ex-CID Director Shani Abeysekera’s Continued Remand An Attempt To Being Killed Systematically?

By Tassie Seneviratne –

Tassie Seneviratne

The killing referred here is not of criminals or suspects in police custody. The killing this time is of police officers which takes a form of political victimization of police officers for duty done! This fact does not deter or agitate the new killing brigade dealing with Shani Abeysekera (SA), lately of the CID. It does not matter to the new executing brigade that SA has been highly commended by the government for good work done! For it is the very good work SA has done that has brought on his misfortune – the wrath of present government leaders. The B report holds out the work SA has done. These reports of SA have been endorsed by the AG and others. No political victimization is however visited on the AG. Only SA has been singled out to be remanded, not the others in that process. It is just too much for Justice Minister Ali Sabry to enter the fray. He will dance to the others. Minister Ali Sabry’s tune will rhyme with those of the hierarchy. 

For whatever intents and purposes, holding SA in remand custody is a patently punitive action, whereas the law does not provide the process of remand for punishment. Remanding a suspect is only with a view to assist the investigation by preventing him interfering with witnesses or from leaving the country. Minister of Justice Ali Sabry knows this only too well. Can anyone with any stretch of imagination say that SA can influence witnesses whilst all the king’s men and the entire king’s horses are there to protect them? 

The Minister Sabry can play on his own flute since the whole criminal justice process runs on a discordant note. It is surely unnecessary to recount the dysfunction of the criminal justice system once police investigations are handed over to them for further action. The cacophony in the criminal justice system sounds reverberating. The malperformance of the system and the failure of the justice administration and its malfunction have brought on a gold mine for those who would dig into it. The fact is that all the inadequacies in the criminal justice process are remunerative at the base, with laws delay and the lot. It is a muddy swamp. The water is so shallow that the fish can be caught just by hand. 

There is much to do in the Justice Ministry to clear the mud. Shani Abeysekera has apparently been remanded for allegedly fabricating evidence against DIG Vaas Gunawardena by falsely introducing guns to the latter. This item of fabricated evidence had not figured in the original reports to court and to the AG. DIG Vaas Gunawardena was convicted after trial, after witnesses testified under oath, after witnesses were cross-examined. That position has been so for over two years with the AG. No indictment has been filed by the AG through these two years, or other reports made to court. This piece of alleged fabrication of evidence has transpired only after two years. And today SA is remanded for this alleged fabrication of evidence. Is there not a serious dereliction of duty on the part of the AG? Should not the Minister of Justice Ali Sabry check this?   

Minister Sabry, strangely, shrewdly and dubiously, at this point of time changed turf, from justice to police, and wanted a lawyers’ brigade for the Police – a diverting ploy. The brigade idea is an age-old trick. We have heard of the Purple brigade and some other names. They all had a sinister purpose. They soon died out as they got exposed. Is Minister Al Sabry innocent of this? No, he is not; but he keeps fishing. The lawyers brigade to the Police can also be a Machiavellian ploy of sending ‘colonies’ clearly for infiltration into the Police, – see ‘The Prince’ chapter iii pg 9 para 2. (Niccolo Machiavelli was a political philosopher, diplomat and writer- ‘The Prince’ was written in 1513) This again is an age-old game.  Minister Weerasekera is in charge of the Police. Is he non-functional that Minister Ali Sabry is intruding into the Police leaving his own area of Justice blatantly neglected? Such intrusion cannot be for good reasons. Was Minister Sabri acting on his own in his endeavor to infiltrate the police with a lawyers’ brigade? Or was he voicing the thinking at the top? Due to a spate of protests, especially from the police, this was given up.

Karl Marx said of some, ‘Their religion is money’.  Is it not the same problem of money that besets our criminal justice process here, money running through the veins of the process? The specific issue here is the continued remand of SA. Is money running this issue too? For today, we hear of a mantra nidhos nidhas echoing through the halls of justice. Do we not? Can Minister Ali Sabry hear this? And, so, the mantra is chanted, many high-level cases are disposed of by next morning. Theft of mangoes can wait. Oath of office too has evaporated with the money. No oath intoned with religious fervor, from high to low, has served its purpose, in Parliament, and in the Executive. Minister Sabry is well aware of this. Court cases drag on and on. The doctrine of separation of powers helps the crawl. So, the chant goes nidhos nidhas which brings in the money return. This is in the process. 

In the executive sphere Minister Sabry now wants to sing the same hymn nidhos nidhas to the prisoners in the prison. This expediency can be appreciated since the law does not help. This idea is also in recognition that the law itself and its process are ineffective; much waste of time. The public know this well. But the problem confronting Minister Sabry is the case of SA. This case too drags on. But Minster Sabry will not intervene as he has done with the other cases. This he will not dare to do just to save his own skin.   And where is the BASL in all this? The BASL webinars are conveniently elsewhere.  

 What then is left? A little prose and poetry!

“To punish someone for your own mistakes or for the consequences of your own actions, to harm another by shifting blame that is rightly yours; this is a wretched and cowardly sin.” Richelle E. Goodrich – A modern author of many books and poems and continues to write and is widely read.

I, too, am inspired to state Shani’s case in verse:

Ode to Shani Abeyasekera 

(Director/Criminal Investigations Dept.) 

By Tassie Seneviratne.

Shani stood his ground a dread  

Whence all but he had fled

At mention of his tormentors’ name 

Intimidation being name of the game.

Rights activist for Shani fight

Retirees join seeing his plight.

World interest his cause has earned 

Victimization they have spurned.

When all is said and done

Shani will have surely won.

Then a chorus all will sing:

“Shani’s a role-model to the brim”.

*The writer is a Retired Senior Superintendent of Police

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  • 39
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    With a heavy heart I have to accept that the entire country is CORRUPT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, including the Judiciary and the members of the Parliament. Justice is a joke in Sri Lanka. Even the Maha Sanga and Catholic Church Cardinal have become politicians and have their own agenda of supporting one or another political party. Buddhist monks are acting in a manner that is worst than the acts of third grade MPs in Parliament.

    In any country the most important thing is an IMPARTIAL JUDICIARY.

    Where is this country heading?

    • 19
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      I too have been made a destitute by the guardians of the corrupt to the core judiciary of Srilaka. The financial ruin which has been inflicted upon us by the corrupt judicial officers by coalescing with the criminal mafia yielding to kickbacks from them to turn justice upside down is really diabolical. The faith and trust I placed with the judiciary for their honesty and integrity turned out to be a foolish act like holding a deadly snake by the tail. No one in authority wants to hear my case because the powerful judicial mafia is behind it pervading mortal fear in spite of assurances given by HE president.

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        Poor, innocent, Navalage Charles Upasena Cooray, alias “hanchopancha,”
        .
        It is quite possible that there was some injustice done to you at some time, but don’t you realise that it’s terribly bad form to be taking in those who come to this website looking for some honest views to find you dissembling all the time. Look at your comments here:
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        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/thilak-senasinghe-23-january-2021/
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        Folks, I must warn you that this guy is dangerous. He’s also very clever, and has an enviable command of English – all such talents prostituted to get honest innocents to fight some vendetta within his family, over some plot of land. You will notice that all his comments come back to his “makka”. If you don’t know about this “makka”, please let me know. The word is Sinhala for “flea”, “louse” or whatever – a parasite.
        .
        I tried to help him, baulked when it became clear to me that I’d just end up becoming the cat’s paw to get his chestnuts out of the fire. Mind, I wasn’t nasty, didn’t betray me. Then he turned really nasty. So, now I denounce him. I’ll give you more details in the next few days.
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        Panini Edirisinhe aka “Sinhala_Man”

    • 5
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      Mr. Seneviratne, thanks for keeping Shani’s case in the spotlight. I read that his family lives in a 550 sq. ft. house. A corrupt cop would own a palace. How is Shani financing his defense? Could we start a fund? I’ll be happy to contribute.

      • 1
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        Count me in

    • 2
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      After Medamulana rascals returned to power.
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      1) There aer enough reports showing that they have sold out country s resourses to China.
      With all these being public secret, MsSCP or the like low lives ( නිලමැස්සො වාගේ තිරිසන්නු, උන්ගේ අම්මලට මොනව උනත් වහල් කමින් එලියට එන්න මනසක් නැති) to continue their SLAVE MINDEDNESS.. is the proof – that this people would never sense it. This Ms SCP would fit well to Dhammika Paniya maker et al.
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      2). I thought the demand for Ms SCP would havegone away with imports of UKRAINE Svetlanasa to the field by their play boy Udayanga (self-proclaimed god father for UKRAINE cheap tourism).
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      3) Sooner the current CRIMINAL men plan to transfer their stolen funds to Liechtestein/a small country in southern Austria. Country#s status is known as tax free country with 40 000 inhabitants and those companies listed under them are more than 40k,… should be another mafia centre for illegal funds. – from such destinations on they would clearly handle their illegal networks … we have to be vigilent as we can. I have guys down there in Austrian border, I will collect the reliable info and keep update you guys next days

  • 18
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    Dear Respected Retired Senior Superintendent of Police,
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    People with some sanity will have to agree with you. But the million dollar question is how many among 22 mio we can consider as work with some sanity ? Today not only most respect CID officer Shani Abeysekara, but also Ranjan Ramanayake, who fought against the continuous injustices in the society, is jailed for 4 years. Iroanically, those who looted the state through AVANGARDE and several other projects, stay scot free. Most of them in Rajapkashes family and their kith and kin get released by FOOLING the JUDGES and Lawyers. We should all stand by RANJANA having said, this country is filled with JUDGES that are highly biased. I have no doubt, over 95% of them are highly biased.
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    Yesterday, my eyes could not believe the manner how they appointed the commissions in order to get their crime investigations exonerated ඔවුන්ගේ අපරාධ විමර්ශන නිදොස් කිරීම සඳහා. How can all those court cases filed against each of most known high criminals be removed this way ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyHU_ojIW1o&list=TLPQMjcwMTIwMjGw3rFBf_sGEw&index=3
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    To this purpose only RAJAPKASHES returned to power. This we reiterated x times.

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      Machang LLM: I saw live that Media Briefing by Tilvin Silva of JVP. Thanks for giving the link for the readers to acquaint themselves with what is going on in this country. This Commission was appointed to examine “Political Victimization” of Public Servants, Armed Forces Personnel, including Police Officers during the period Jan. 8, 2015, to Nov. 16, 2019. Pl. note the “Members” of the Commission (1) Rtd. SC Judge Upali Abeyratne (2) Rt. Appeal Court Judge Daya Chandraratne (3) Rt. IGP Chandra Fernando. In the “Recommendations,” there are “TWO” “Persons” to be “Discharged” from the cases filed against them. They are (1) Udaya Gammanpila (2) Rt. Major Senadhipathy. The case against Udaya Gammanpila has been filed by an Australian Lady for “Fraudelenly” altering a Power of Attorney and disposing of assets of a commercial establishment. The case against Senadhipathi is in the capacity of a CEO of a “Private Co.”. How have these TWO become “PUBLIC SERVANTS”? That, without going any further explicitly display the “CAPABILITIES” of these “THREE” “Commissioners”. They are “RETIRED JUDGES & an IGP”. No wonder our Country has been named “MIRACLE OF ASIA”. With these “TYPES” of Judiciary and Law Enforcement personnel, can we expect any type of “JUSTICE” to anyone in the country? The best “JOKE” in the “Recommendation” was to “PROSECUTE” the “Complainants”.

      • 5
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        Dear Bro SIMON,
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        We should really be ashamed to be SINHALAYA. Who on earth, if healthy minded, knowing they are pattapal horu, nevertheless allowed them to return and go on raping …. Nandasena has already proved that he is thousand times worst compared POlONARUWE donkey.
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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nRDnUq7630
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        As no other like minded countries, our peoples have got them back, now Shani and Ranjan or the like real heros of the nation have to suffer. Wait and see, how NANDASENA masters it with upcoming harder resolutions in the piple ine.
        :

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      Mr. eLM (Eternal Loose Motion),
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      Still bullshiting as you go…..?
      Good. Carry-on good work.
      .
      Anyway…..
      Yes. Ranjan Ramanayake is in jail for 4 years.
      Shani Abeysekara,
      Patali Champika Ranawaka,
      Rajitha Senaratne,
      And many more will follow in due course.
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      Jealous…..?

      • 1
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        And….
        If necessary…..
        You can go to His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa (Lieutenant Colonel RWP, RSP, psc) President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, begging for presidential pardon.
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        Keep in mind to crewl on your knees.
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        Good luck.

        • 3
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          Ms SCP,
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          We thought those who practise the oldest are in danger in today s context and that was the reason you went missing on CT platform all these weeks.
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          Anyways you the smelly beings would never see it right, we will get NANDASENA knelt down before UNHRC sonner than later.
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          I am afraid, I thought you sensed it to some extent but to use ” his excellency being placed again – shows, that you are out of control”. I would rather put that prefix to my DOG .. who behaves mannered comopared to you all the bunch Rajakashes and their slaves.

  • 6
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    What a calumniatory heading , baseless speculative .

    If anything regretful happens , Then the Past entire yakapalanas have to take the responsibility.
    The unhuman attack on innocent worshippers happened, because Yakapalanas Leaders knowing well and and being well informed let it happen.

    The both the present leaderships of the nation are not responsible.
    period

  • 19
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    A decent cop goes to jail while a mass murdering thief and army deserter becomes the president. Shani should have run away when he had the chance. If these killers can put Fonseka in jail, they can do this to anyone.

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      • 4
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        Eagle ‘blind mutt’ Eye, thanks for keeping it brief.

  • 15
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    For ruling Regime, SA is an enemy like Lasantha. So what happened to Lasantha can happen to him as well. Before they used white vans to do that but now 69 million including the supreme court has given legal status to that.

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      Ajith,
      A guy who fabricated evidences to put ‘Ranaviruwos’ behind bars is not an enemy of the Regime but an enemy of the country.

      • 13
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        Eagle Eye,
        I completely agree that anyone who fabricates evidence should be behind bars. Now, it is your turn to provide evidence that Shani Abeysekera did exactly that.
        Don’t disappoint me! (If you disappoint me, can I call you an enemy of the country.)

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          Nathan,
          This was revealed at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Political Victimization. I heard the conversation that took place between the Judges and the person who gave evidence in TV but I cannot remember the name of the person. The report has been submitted to the President. If they make it available to the public, you might be able to find out who made that statement.

      • 4
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        Now come out and let us know which Ranawiruwa Shani put in jail. Let me guess none! Shani was director of the CID. He obtained execution convictions in the Vass Gunawardene(A DIG) case. He successfully extradited to Sri Lanka Makadure Madush and Udayanga Weeratunga. Investigated the disapearance of Prgeeth, the murder of Lasantha, the Assault of upali Tennekoon. He was summarilly demoted without explanation days after Gotler became president. When one of his colleagues Nishantha Silva sought refuge of the Swiss embassy and fled to Switzerland he was suspected of being in touch with a lady who worked at the Swiss embassy. This lady was abducted and questioned by unidentified government thugs regarding the granting of political asylum to Nishantha Silva.

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          Continuing on,
          Shani was extracting very high level intelligence regarding the drug mafia when he was unceremoniously demoted and removed from the investigation. Makadure Madush knew his fate was sealed when this happened. Sure enough he was killed after being transferred to Gotlers thug division of the police that same out fit that kidnapped the Swiss embassy employee. Three thug division members were sent to court to tell the court that there was no evidence in the Udayaga Weeratunga case. This was a bold face lie. But with the investigator in jail who was going to speak up. Two difficult cases where help from Interpol had to be abtained and extradition were successfully spearheaded by Shani ended up with one suspect being murdered by law enforcement and the other suspect being set free on bogus claims of no evidence. That is the truth.

          • 6
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            The desire for revenge is written large in this saga. Abducting the Swiss embassy employee is nothing but an act of shear anger and the need to take revenge first on the honest instigating officer Nishantha Silva and then when he slipped thru Gotler’s fingers he turned his wrath on a poor embassy employee who would have handled Nishantha’s Asylum case. Eventually a nice little plot was hatched not only to put Shani and his colleague in jail but also to try and declare a mis-trial in the Vaas Gunawardene case and get a convicted murdere on death row released. In the case of Shani I think the writing is on the wall. He stays locked up on flimsy charges until he dies. So what is the so called opposition doing about this case. If this was done to an honest officer of the CID during the Yahapalana government all hell would have broken out. But where is the SJB, JVP etc.?? Kate Pittu??

      • 5
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        Eagle ‘circus clown’ Eye, ranaviruwos? hahahahaha, are these the same fellows who ran for 30 years before Pakistan, India and China helped to win this war?

  • 13
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    Tassie Seneviratne, A fine Policeman of a by-gone era is holding a Brief for Shani Abeysekera.

    But, the loud silence of the Minister of Justice- Ali Sabry and the Attorney General is deafening.
    BASL? If any one of them voice their concern they only know too well that they run the risk of loosing their brief!
    O tempora o mores!

  • 3
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    Leelagemalli,
    “…but also Ranjan Ramanayake, who fought against the continuous injustices in the society, is jailed for 4 years.”
    —-
    Gonja probably was unaware that he was used by a group to:
    1. Discredit the Judiciary in Sri Lanka to convince the International Community that Judges in Sri Lanka cannot be trusted and hence recruiting foreign Judges is a must; and
    2. Discredit Buddhist Monks and paint the image that they are against giving any concessions to minorities.

    Four years is not enough for a traitor who tarnished the image of Sri Lanka.

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      EE,
      most abusive COMMENTER on the CT, I really dont know what have you got to do on CT ? You and that Ms SCP could go and clean the toilets of Mahinda Pingona who made this country a – number one for chinese debt trap.
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      If RANJAN is that a violator, MR, GR, NR, BR, RR all together with their condom supports and backlickers should have long been jailed ? If judiciary would have been cleaner, MR and all in that family are jailed today, .. as a nation we would have achieved alot. in many areas. If South Korea could do that why not SRILANKA… my fury is against former President POLONNARUWE donky.
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      Besides, Is that not the BEST evidence to prove that SRILANKEN JUDICIARY is highly paritial and hired by Mahinda mafia ?

      And ELPHANT IS IN THE ROOM nobody talks about – is what I can say about PINGUTHTHARAYA COMMUNITY. They just enjoy the place being given by buddhagama followers to them in the society.
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      I have fully stopped kneeling down before a srilanken monk just because he wears a SIVURU… I would rather respect a stone covered with SIVURA because that makes more sense. Is not that so ? You would never get them in this life, since your DEMENTED head is abused by RAJAPAKSHE mantra.

  • 6
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    Most of the Sri Lankans wants to flee the country regardless of the race, the country is not stable,no prospective,even our head of state still keep his US citizenship,we will be not Singapore but Asian Somalia or Pakistan
    Sangam wants Nazis,but we have hair,tooth foot prints,who actually running the country , before got blamed by VP but he gone more than 10 yrs now where are we now ,the 20th gave him freehand with the bleesingas of the majority,
    Budu Saranai

  • 5
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    How can Minister of Justice Ali Sabri and Attorney General Dappula de Livera be so corrupt and unprincipled? The mind boggles that high level guardians of the law can behave in this manner. It is the most egregious case of the fence itself devouring the crops.

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