17 December, 2017

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Keith Noyahr Abduction And Assault: Gota Goes Numb

The Keith Noyahr abduction investigation finally took a decisive turn when the CID questioned Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the former Secretary to the ministry of of Defence of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Presidency. Gotabaya, a younger brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was questioned at the CID Offices in Fort on 2nd of June. Early into this investigation the CID arrested and remanded Major Prabjath Bulathwatte, Sergeant Duminda Weeraratne, Sergeant Hemachandra Perera, Corporals Lasantha Wimalaweera and Nishantha Jayatillake, all serving officers of the Military Intelligence led by Gen. Kapila Hendavitharne and his immediate subordinate Brig. Amal Karunatilleke.

Gota

Going by circumstantial and other documented evidence the CID had gathered, finally Gotabaya Rajapaksa was summoned to record his statement. Colombo Telegraph learns from CID sources that Gotabaya Rajapaksa had early into his statement deflected the responsibility of Colombo’s security to Gen Hendavitharne and Brig. Amal Karunatilleke, who reported to (then) Gen. Sarath Fonseka, the serving Army Commander at the time of this crime.

Confronted by conflicting evidence, the CID continued to question on evidence available that the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa did call Gotabaya subsequent to a plea by the Editor of the Nation Lalith Alahakoon. Alahakoon had called President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his help when Keith Noyahr was abducted. This late night call resulted in Mahinda Rajapaksa calling Gotabaya Rajapaksa who in turn did intervene. Major Bandara Bulathwatte at this time was at the Dompe safe house and answered the phone saying “Yes Sir, Yes Sir…..”.Keith Noyahr who was being assaulted at this safe house heard this one sided conversation. He was released a little while thereafter.

The CID questioning Gotabaya Rajapaksa presented this evidence which led to the former Defence Secretary going  numb !! Colombo Telegraph learns that Gotabaya Rajapaksa went numb at the evidence presented and was in deep thought for about ten minutes before saying that when the former President called he had to intervene and he did call the Army Intelligence and the Police ( former DIG Anura Senanayake, now bailed out in Wasim Thajudeen murder investigation).

Colombo Telegraph further learns that investigators were somewhat baffled by this revelation. “Why the former Defence Secretary had to call the Army Intelligence for a common crime?”, they query. “It is the duty of the Police to investigate such crimes”, they said. “The facts are that Keith Noyahr was released subsequently and the thread of evidence clearly ties the Army Intelligence to the crime. It does beg some other questions as well”, they said.

Colombo Telegraph further learns that the CID would have additional statements to record from the former Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa. “Why did the former President call the Defence Secretary to intervene ? Why did the Defence Secretary call the Army Intelligence in addition to his pet Police Officer? Did they know who had to be contacted to release Keith Noyahr? But the sixty million dollar question is that Keith Noyahr WAS (emphasis by CT) released subsequent to these calls. And the fact that Keith Noyahr heard Maj. Bulathawatte say “Yes sir, Yes sir……” before a sea change happened with the abductors, are relevant,” they said.

Colombo Telegraph learns that the CID has evidence that it was the same team that was involved in the brutal killing of former Editor in Chief of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge. Lasantha Wickrematunge too, according to evidence, had called President Mahinda Rajapaksa when he was being followed by the murderers on motor bikes.

The then President did not take his call stating that he was in the shrine room. “Would fate have been different if the call was taken? Oh what a web we weave….when we stoop deceive,” a police source told Colombo Telegraph.

Related posts:

WikiLeaks:‘There Will Be No Investigation, No One Will Be Able To Find Out What Happened To Keith’ – Gota

WikiLeaks: Large Numbers Of Military Personnel “Revered Fonseka Like A God” – Gota

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  • 52
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    Gota did it, gave orders. to kill lasantha/ thajudeen and all other abductions and murders. this guy is a serial killer. killing of school children was the start.

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      Even if all the evidence be there, to prove GOTA is wrong in this context, no, grass eating folks would not want justice to be served to the victimized.
      This has been the mentality of stupid majorities.
      Let them eat PUNNAKKU rest of their lives.
      There will be no justice to this case too, as is the case of Rugbyplayers familiy

      Let grass eating majorities be burried in hell

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        I survived Two bomb blasts in Colombo. Both happened in my vicinity. Two of my closest buddies who traveled in my bus daily lost their lives along with many other injured in central bank incident. So we thank him eradicating fear of death from thousands of minds..If he caused Death fear in some minds (I don’t believe he did . ) Its negligible comparing to lives he saved. Do you call us Grass eaters. ??? If so Why

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          He relieved fear in some and instilled fear in many others mostly minorities and people who opposed him. What’s the differences.

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      It is ok for Gotabhaya taking time to think what exactly transpired at the given time, as it happened long time ago. It should be noted that Keith Noyher admitted that he cannot recognize any of the arrested Intelligence Officers as his abductors. Did he recognize the voice? They were already bailed out for Keith Noyahr’s case. The CID should release Army Intelligence Officers, until they finalize investigations on this case and Upali Thennakoon’s case. It is not fair to keep them in remand custody while investigations are ongoing. Once the investigations are finalized, if the CID has enough evidene to file a case against these Intelligence Officers, then only they should be arrested. These Intelligence Officers have done a great service to the country in eradicating LTTE Terrorists. How many Intelligence Officers were killed by the terrorists while they performed their duties? How about those lives? Why, CID only thinks journalists’ lives are the only lives that matters to them? It is inhuman for CID taking the law into their hands and send these Intelligence Officers to remand custody without any evidence to prove that they are involved in an abduction case.

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        Instead of releasing them all…taking Got a into custody will solve MOST investigations n finally kith n kin of the murdered can put an end to their musery as Gota is handcuffed n kept in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT for 22 hrs a day in a 2×2 cell until his death penalty is commuted…

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          Man, the LTTE jungle law is over. Unless all in the judiciary is appointed and paid by your father, your dream will not come true. The Army Intelligence Officers were arrested and imprisoned without any evidence to fulfil the promises given to LTTE sympathizers. We will see how this Government wins any of the elections without Sinhalese votes.

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        Champa——————————Read & Listen: —————————————————————–Bodies Beneath: Accidentally Discovered Mass Graves In Sri Lanka

        The Article concludes:

        Don’t Dig Too Deep

        Zealously reciprocated violence, cheapness of death, mass statistics, stumbling investigations, and consternated commissions—there is a pattern here. After surviving two Marxist insurgencies and a thirty-year long war, forgetfulness could be Sri Lanka’s coping mechanism. However, self-deception has its price. If we continue to build on buried secrets, perhaps we should learn not to dig too deep.

        Published in roar Wed 7th June 2017 ———-https://roar.media/english/reports/history/bodies-beneath-accidentally-discovered-mass-graves-in-sri-lanka/

        Burning Of The Jaffna Library–
        https://roar.media/english/reports/history/burning-of-the-jaffna-library/

        Isle Of Graves–https://roar.media/english/reports/history/isle-of-graves/

        Duraiappah Stadium Mass Grave

        Champa – Please stop carrying others b***s and sins else you will be too tired to carry your own .

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        The CID is not to blame. They have a serious task to fulfil and cannot fail in Courts. The
        silence of Gota at the inquiry is at the direction of his Black Coat retained I guess at Rs. 10 million? “We will handle it in Courts – you keep silent as far as possible “

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      Jehan —– Oh, really? The CID should stop questioning Gotabhaya and release Intelligence Officers forthwith, because there is an eye witness called Jehan here. —– Anybody can accuse you too, for killing Lasanatha/Thajudeen and all the abductions and murders. This Jehan is a serial killer and he started his killing spree with school children. How about that?

      • 3
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        My dear Champa, I am sure you love lollipops. Naughty goaty girl.

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      So, You Tamils have seen it. Why don’t you come and give evidence. come to Sinhale. give evidence without getting caught under PTA.

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    UK prime minister is saying they will not think about human rights when tackling terrorists, banners across UK saying terrorists need no human rights..

    yet after having gone through 30 years of terrorism funded by terrorist supporters in west, we are trying to punish those who rid us of terrorism at great cost and pain for extremely insignificant things.

    We all know how the media personal. especially english media personal went to bed with LTTE supporters and LTTE supporting NGOs.

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      Sachooooooooooooooooo the closest backlicker of Rajapakshe family.

      UK has not made such statements. Not UK but any country would not stay aback when the citizens have been attacked. So, there human rights is to protect the folks.
      In the case of Kaith, frederica Janz and several others who faced various kind of attacked intentionally exercised by brutal Rajapakshes must be investigated.
      If you sacho would not eat punnaku, you would not come with the kind of statements.

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      Forget about LTTE or Tamil people who were massacred after surrendering to the armed military forces. This is a brutal murder planned augustrated by President Mahinda Rajapakse and his brother Gotapaya Rajapakse on Sinhalese journalists and one time close friends of Mahinda Rajapakse when was cheating the nation as a human rights activist and illegally travelled to UN against armed forces.Don’t you think Sinhalese are also denied justice? Do you think that murderous Mahinda Family is superior to justice even if they massacre thousands of innocent Sinhalese?

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      Gota did not rid us of Terrorism. It is Sarath Fonseka who led the war strategically to its final phase to decimate LTTE. What GoTa did was only conducting surreptitious arms deals including the purchase of discarded MIG planes to make billions of US dollars as commissions.
      If Gota is a patriot, why did he abandon the war at its critical moment and fled to US as a refugee. What qualifications did he have to become defence secretary. I doubt if he has even GCE (OL). In US, he was able work as a Gas Station assistant pumping gas to customers at a 711 Convenience store. Those sri lankans who visited this store and lived around know it well.

      GoTa was brought down to kill those who opposed and criticized MaRa dictatorship. The whole family of MaRA consist of serial killers.

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      Sachooooooooooooo Sachithananthamoorthy Kanapathipillai Vadivelu, oh boy!!!!!! If you have any brains use it but then again it is an impossible task as you don’t have a brain just like your cohorts of fools like KA Sumanasekera, Jim Shitty, Max, Champa and like minded numb nuts. Tackling terrorists? When did journos become terrorists? The previous government let you live though you were a JVP terrorist. I wonder why Sachooooooooooooooo :)

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    The Butcher of Nandikadal shitting in his pants while questioned by intelligence sleuths!! Oh what a way to go. Lasantha, Thajudeen, Ekneligoda list goes on and on will not get Justice at the end because of that idiot Mr Clean Royalist will protect all former Regime leaders.

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      MS & RW will have to protect the MR Bros. as long as they want to hang on to politics at
      their last stages of political life. It is the Citizens who will continue to suffer for lack of Justice under MS and his GG rule!

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        Yes we voted and installed in the Yahapalana Parliament the TURNCOATS ( Amarasinghes version) RW and MS to speak for the country and work for the country.
        No these 2 Turncoat traitors are protecting the most crooked thieves of the country in the name of what??
        Why??
        The Hambantota cronies and their henchmen have been protected ?? Almost 2 years have passed!!
        The thieves are still allowed to run riot , freedom of travel to collect money for their eventual their coup.
        There are still talks about having a tête-à-tête with these crooked to enter ruling political team.
        Only in this third world Banana republic can happen to dance with the Devils.

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        Punchinilame,

        what are the options has MS got in today ‘s context ?

        If he would impose law and order as pledged by them prior to election, his own party will attack him. If he would become a partyless person only, he can rigorously go for that.
        I wish he would do the latter – since, right at the moment, what we need is not to protect any parties filled with all varied abusive folks, but allow the right leader to lead the country.
        In the same time, if Prez would take action against the highly abusive even 75% of parliamentarians will have to face it.
        So, in the current context it is no fair to see any kind of utopian situation.
        Most among the public are also into corruption than being against.

        May buddas bless be with lankens.

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    Folks don’t get hopes up that justice will serve because of these kind of questioning eventually all criminals go home like saints in Sri Lanka.

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    When will Fonny be questioned? GR and Funny were thick as thieves back then. Keith N did NOT write about GR but about Fonny. Something funny is going on here when Fonny is not being questioned. 2 Weeks after KN ridicules Fonny he gets abducted.

    BTW, how many others have been abducted and assaulted and raped by SL army intel? Ask Fonny, rape humiliation seems to be their specialty. Remember Fonny got 2 blackmarks on his folder that precluded him from some honor medals? He awarded those to himself. Something Funny going on.

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    He used to be the Butcher, Predator, killer and even mass murderer of the Rajapakse Junta clan.
    Fearful thug even threaten the BBC reporter which would have send the chilling cold through his veins.
    How slow does the God’s mills grind when it comes to the crime committed against humanity by the Rajapakses???

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    Does it mean that by the acceptance of Gotabhaya’s silence on being questioned has reached the lowest level of the Sri Lankan criminal justice system? And. Does it also mean that Gotabhaya is free of all his other numerous crimes including those of humanity? When does this great Buddhist pay for his heinous crimes? Bensen

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      Pretty soon the headlines in the papers. Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrested. But released on the instructions of another Rajapaksa…this time Wijedasa. The lunatic who hides a felon who has a warrant issued by the court. ..oh what a justice minister….we all thought he would be shuffled n SF given the Ministry of Justice but RW is pussy footing on handing the Justice n Defense to SF. ..MS MUST man up to tell RW…to sit back and relax until SF puts the country in order….

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        Sea. You will see the justice minister obstructing the arrest of his buddy Gota.
        He must resign his ministerial post because he is not fit for it.

    • 0
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      what are his so called crimes against humanity idiot? Killing Prabhakaran?
      He is one the people who let you live in this country safe from terrorism waged by the supporters of LTTE.

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    We cant expect justice from the courts for the crimes comitted by the Rajapakse family. but we can expect divine justice which is slow but definite

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    Gotabaya R was the sole enforcer of the Prevention of Terrorism act.
    On the sole words of informants some of whom may have had private grudges/enmities, he jailed hundreds of citizens without investigation and/or indictment in courts of law, for three months, renewed automatically every three months, to be “in conformity” of the PTA.
    Some of these are still in detention after more than 15 years without trial, as there is no evidence against them.
    There have been reported attempts to indict & transfer cases before Sinhala speaking judges in the south to make it difficult for relatives and lawyers to appear in courts, by the present regime.

    A man who enabled such injustice would have been morally capable of persecution of journalists who exposed/opposed the MR regime.

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      Justice <<<< What you said is not right. —– The PTA has nothing to with GR or MR. It is not personal. After LTTE massacred over 700,000 civilians during their 30 year terror era, it was imperative for any Government to bring in laws to prevent terrorism in the future. It is a right for any country. All those people who were imprisoned were arrested while engaging in terrorist activities. Those who could be rehabilitated were already rehabilitated and released to the society. Only hardcore terrorists are remained in the custody. —– "Preventative Detention" is necessary to curb terrorism and it is accepted anywhere in the world. There are laws in other countries too, to detain terrorists without charges, even without evidence. Eg: UK, USA, Australia. ——- President Obama made it clear to American Forces that there shouldn't be any terrorist prisoners during their invasions. Sri Lanka was not inhumane to kill surrendered terrorists and allowed LTTE cadre to be taken into custody and later rehabilitated those who were not harmful to the society. —— With the alarming escalation of terrorist activities all over the world, this Government should bring in more tougher and highly developed Anti-Terrorism Laws, to further strengthen the proposed New Prevention of Terrorism Act granting powers to Courts to sentence anybody who is accused for direct involvement or aiding and abetting terrorism, for even 100 years. Furthermore, there should be new laws to arrest and expel all those foreign radical preachers who abuse freedom of speech and block any illegal funds spewing from foreign countries.

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    Why is there silence from you UNP attack dogs about Fonny?

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    The CT editor must be a Tamil/Muslim /Christian. They do not want to show the good side of Gotha who finished off the most ruthless terrorist organisation in the world. CT is only publishing articles on fake stories of Muslim attack and rubbish story on our war hero, Gotha

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      What good side he has ?

      He was in the US 15 year along – but on his return, his was made to be the profile of an expert how come ?

      Is that logical – if anyone that had been away from home country for such a long time to be the war veteran than anyone that continously stayed in Army ?
      How Gota should be that expert than former Army commanders that fearlessly fought the war not leaving for any country ?

      It was the media units (similarly to that of HITLOR – gobbel theory) made the people so blind.

      Even today, they stay believe. that the bugger is the expert of the war related issues.

      Grass eating folks.. no doubt about that.

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      Jim softy: Don’t you think these are crap articles. Because, these people publish bu tnothing happens and the reports are not true. It is just making the readers fools and news sensational crap.

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    Theresa May prime minister of great britain now says ‘ I will tear up all the human rights laws that obstruct tackling of terrorism.and country will be made safer for all its citizen. good that she ultimately realized exact safe and form of terrorism.as such our yahapalanaya vassal of west should realize ground situation at the time of terror and let high officials of previous regime and high officials of three armed forces to spend their retirement life peacefully.not making false allegations against them for political advantages

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      “Theresa May prime minister of great britain now says ‘ I will tear up all the human rights laws that obstruct tackling of terrorism.and country will be made safer for all its citizen.”

      I think the citizens just gave her the response. UK is no uncivilized Sri Lanka.

  • 1
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    doing more to restrict the freedom and the movements of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them in full in court’

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    GR has to be convicted for the crimes committed and punished as a lesson to those who want to create a local Hitler. It may be too late then.

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    Surely he may remember the order to shoot a twelve year old captive just after the civil war ended.

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      well..no body gives a sh1t abt that 12 year old in your mind.

  • 1
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    I think Keith Noyahar should be asked to come to Sri lanka where ever he is living. THen he should be questioned to understand who funded him during that time. Adter that, let him go.

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    Why nobody talk about Richard de Soyza and the fate of journalists during JRJ Regime in which the present PM was a Cabinet member.

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    gotcha gota.

    gota looks worried in this photo.He is a vegetarian and this inquiry is going on and on.Not many good vegetarian restaurants in colombo and wife had refused to get up at 5am and cook his lunch.During the time of defence secretary she would never have refused but now hmmmm thats life he is thinking.Not only she but many people who would have sweat beads on their forehead when they meet him are now respectful,but are not sweating when they meet him.After he said he will contest the next presidency he noticed some have started to sweat again but not all.

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    The fact that no significant person from the previous regime in Sri Lanka has been so far prosecuted and punished despite the media circus periodically performed, speaks volumes about the complicity of the main players in the present regime, with those of the former. Their only objective apart from protecting fellow-thieves seems to be hood-winking the people (as usual) to remain in power.

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    How could such an uneducated family of dogs have arisen here and nothing like them in other Asian countries?
    Generals and professionals have been the norm dictators Suharto ,Marcos who were known for looking after the poor and enriched their families but not in the same league as our filth ruining our airline bankrupting the country eliminating opponents corrupt military deals, fake charities run by the big ugly women who took sixty Korean pianos donated to our schools,the fake navy officer and lawyer becoming very rich never having had jobs or wives?
    And if they had unlikely arisen in another Asian country they would have been swinging years ago.

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      Gamini!
      In the name of SinhaLe Ballas in the name of Lord Buddha does it say Think more evil, do more killings, do more drugs and intoxication, do rob and murder for greed , Rape and murder underage children for ones own pleasure.. Burn and destroy minority race and religions.

      Are these the qualities of good Buddhists ? Are there unwritten dhamma lessons which are supposed to be followed by the present day Buddhists.
      They never forget to say Sadhu ,and Buddham saranam katchami ,
      Mahanayakes are too old to control this kind of Fake Budhism is being followed by all.
      Is it not shameful for a noble religion???
      The present government is encouraging these EVIL ACTS BY BUDDHISTS AND IN THE NAME OF BUDDHISM???
      The government is so inactive or incapable to control this erosion of religion.
      When you’re in a well you do not see the outside.
      THATS WHY THE SAYING GOES FROGS IN WELL.

  • 7
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    This government is filled with imbeciles. The previous government was filled with thieves and mass murderers. This beautiful country has no hope, nothing has changed. I was quite positive things will take a sharp turn after the hoodlums were thrown out of power, but crap it is still the same.

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    [Edited out] Please avoid typing all capitalized comments – CT

  • 0
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    ITS FUNNY.

    Keith Noyar did not write about Gota…………He focused on FONY.
    Yahapalanaya & CID misleading all of us.

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