10 August, 2022


Keith Noyahr Abduction; Hickory Dickory, Gota In The Dock

In a dramatic turn of events the investigation into the abduction of Keith Noyahr, the Criminal Investigation Department has found that the abductors had made phone calls to Gotabaya Rajapaksa just after the abduction.

Former secretary to the MOD – Gotabaya

Using the newly imported equipment the CID has managed to trace the call log details of the abductors’ and Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Keith Noyahr was abducted and mercilessly assaulted in 2008. He fled the country with his family and out of sheer fear did not even make a statement to the Police. The abductors blindfolded him and carried him to the store house situated within a large land in Dompe. His hands and feet were tied and then strung on to a pole akin to hauling a dead carcass. Keith Noyahr was stripped, his belongings including his wedding ring taken, the abductors continued to assault wanting to know who his informants were. The true journalist that he was, even though bleeding profusely and in immense pain, never did Noyahr betray his sources.

The Dompe land and the house including the store was visited by Major Bulathwatte regularly as he had an intimate relationship with a lady living there. When Keith Noyahr was abducted it was the CEO of The Nation Krishantha Cooray who ran helter skelter to trace him. Krishantha Cooray contacted other Media houses, Embassies, and NGOs, who in turn sprung into action.

Senior DIG Anura Senanayake too was contacted and a team from the Nation including Cooray went along the telephone path which led to Dompe. For some unknown reason this team turned back from Dompe and abandoned the search. Retired DIG Senanayake could answer as to why this was done. CEO Krishantha Cooray then contacted Karu Jayasuriya for help. Help did Karu Jayasuriya. He called Mahinda Rajapaksa !!!! Keith Noyahr was released a few hours later.

When Keith was held in the storehouse in Dompe, the lights were turned off and he was blindfolded. Several hours after continuous assault, he had heard a telephone ring and a voice answer in English. “Yes sir, Yes Sir”. A few minutes later the same voice had approached him and asked him to wash himself and dress up. The tone of the voice of abductors were conciliatory after the telephone call. He was brought back in a circuitous route and released. Wedding ring returned, purse not.

This abduction and assault was never investigated. The common perception was that the abduction was done at the behest of the then Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.

One must recall that in 2008 up to the time the war was ended former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Gen Sarath Fonseka were on the same page. Squeezing buddies. It was Gotabaya Rajapaksa who took pole position to safeguard not only the former Army Commander but all the military and allied forces men even when there was mounting evidence of abductions and other criminal acts. Remember who said that Gen Fonseka was the best Army Commander in the World?

Military Intelligence head Hendawitharne and his immediate subordinate Amal Karunatilleke too were in the habit of reporting to the then Secretary of Defence Gotabaya, directly. Telephone records show the trace of reporting from the time Keith Noyahr was abducted to the time he was released and thereafter.

“The CID which renewed investigations into the many murders, abductions and assaults which occurred during the Rajapaksa regime, seem to be drawing first blood. Apart from abductions and disappearances of civilians for extorting large amounts of money, the hunting of journalists who had alternate views to that of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s regime had damaged the image of the island nation.” a well informed source to Colombo Telegraph.

According to the Foreign Ministry sources, increase in tourism and foreign direct investments being of utmost importance this year, success in investigations into murder and abductions of journalists too will be of equal importance to achieve the first requirements mentioned above.

A senior Government official, who did not wish to be named, pointed out that tourists do not visit a country that does not respect the rule of law nor where voice of dissent is stifled. Neither would foreign direct investments pour into a country where accountability is absent. 2018 will be a make or break year for Sri Lanka financially, when a major portion of the huge borrowings of the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime will be up for repayment. “Remember Sri Lanka thus far has not reneged on her foreign debt on due dates. Never.” he said.

“It is laudable that President Sirisena nor Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, has blocked the investigations of the CID. There is a powerful message in their silence. Mahinda Rajapaksa and his coterie in the Joint Opposition has from time to time tried to whip up extremist and racist feelings whenever a military officer was questioned or remanded over a criminal offense. A section of the Buddhist clergy too have been misled by these sentiments. THEY SHOULD READ Major General Kamal Gunaratne‘s book ROAD TO NANDIKADAL ( Pg 55) where the decorated officer writes how ashamed he was of military men resorting to criminal acts. The Major General has indeed made several references to acts of criminality by military men and the need to bring them before the law in order to preserve the good name of the Military and of Officers and Gentlemen. His position is absolutely right but is quite the opposite of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa et al. In the eyes of the Rajapaksa’s the entire military be they deviant or not are War heroes. Why? It is obvious.” a defence analyst told Colombo Telegraph.

“Painstaking detective work resulted in the CID finding out the details of the Noyahr assault. As Major General Kamal Gunaratne said in his book, it would be best if the military shed the rogue elements sooner than later so that the true war heroes could be celebrated and revered. The present Yahapalanaya government of President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe should know that all their grandiose plans for Sri Lanka will come to naught if the patriotism card is used by Mahinda, Gota and others to thwart constitutional reforms and development. The country did believe that there was criminality and corruption during the Rajapaksa era and they must be held accountable. Put away if found guilty. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.

“The Keith Noyahr investigation is but the tip of the iceberg. Await more.” the defence analyst said.

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  • 23

    Gota reared mammoth sharks, elephants in his house breaching wildlife regulations. He spent public funds for this. He sent a special plane to Switzerland manned by his relative to bring a puppy dog for him to Sri Lanka. Arrest Gota on these charges and put him behind bars please

    • 6

      Have you seen those mammoth sharks?

      • 2

        He must have covered up the crime by eating all the Sharks?
        Sharks are a delicacy among SRILANKAn folks are sold at exorbitant price at the Shark flesh marts.

    • 4

      Did you see those sharks? This is a Regionally Developing story and it will be covered up after suitable amount of excreta is hurled to damage Gota who poses the only threat to RW in polls from Sinhala majority. This too will be dragged on and on and one for election purposes.

    • 6

      Gota cannot be arrested because he is Ranaviru though he fled to US and requested asylum and later he got his Greencard. Green card holders are protected by US Laws.

      • 1


    • 0

      No! no! He saved the country and you can’t do this to a hero.

  • 26

    Cunning, crooked Gota placed most of the pilfered monies (billions) in his children’s overseas bank accounts. Check them with assistance of overseas nations

  • 12


  • 2

    Gota might be able to at least shed some light why so many Sinhalese are living as refugees in HK, Italy, France and other countries.

    “Snowden was sheltered in Hong Kong in 2013 by a Sri Lankan family of four – Nadeeka Dilrukshi Nonis and Supun Thilina Kellapatha and their two children – and Ajith Pushpakumara, who is a former soldier. They are all waiting for the city’s government to process their protection claims.”

    What are these people running from?

  • 2

    Wearing white does not make you holiest of holies when
    your hand is blood stained, the result of killing all
    whom you disliked.

    Not showing your dollars through a nylon shirt does not
    make you a clean person When moneys are stacked away in
    foreign banks.

    The events are unfolding, day by day. When that great patriot,
    the great hero, the great clean man, who fled Sri Lanka for
    he could not remain in the Army and fight the war and fled
    to the United State.

    Now King Gota, the killer, the robber (Mig 27 proceeds) with
    his uncle Udayanga will have to answer.

    The question is whether Maithripala Sirisena will chicken out.
    No one will trust PM Ranil Wickremesinghe. He and Sagala Ratnayake
    have been passing information to save Gota and members of his

    By the newspaper interviews he is giving now, it is clear Gota is
    panicking. Good for him. He will know how the others felt in his
    evil, bloody, corrupt and murderous hands. Its karma

  • 1

    Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is trying to say he is a saint and a pious man. He and his brother gifted a golden statue of Buddha and other valuables not from their pockets but from the gold seized by the Customs. He is the one who ordered the Police to arrest and 250 Thamils living in Colombo lodges to North and East in buses. He was the Secretary of Defense and during his time 29 media personnel were killed or disappeared. Lasantha is a glaring example. It was during his time Wasim Thajudeen was killed and the foul murder was made to look like an accident. White vans abductions for ransom was rampant during his tenure. One Prabhakaran a wealthy business man in Colombo for wrongful arrest and torture. Within days he was white vanned and never returned alive home. Like him hundreds of people disappeared after abduction never to return. The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport at Mattala, Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port in Hambatotta, Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, etc build during Mahinda’s rule turned out to be white elephants. The current National unity government is saddled with huge foreign debts borrowed from China to finance these white elephants. At least US$4.8 billion, mostly in the form of soft loans, were borrowed at commercial rates from China during Rajapaksa’s reign. Mahinda Rajapaksa lost the elections because of Gotabhaya’s arrogant, autocratic and dictatorial rule. His arrogance and intolerance knew no bounds. Although the job was a civilian job, he behaved like a politician. He must explain why the Thamils voted en masse against Mahinda, if the claim that the government liberated the Thamils from the clutches of the LTTE is true

  • 1

    Our newly independent police force and police commission are waiting order to arrest this uneducated filth?
    Do the government not know how stupid they look to our foreign missions and why no countries want to invest other than China for strategic purposes?
    Round up and jail the filth then watch investors come for our educated low cost labour?

  • 1

    If he has given the orders People of this country who are law abiding should insist that he be charged and put behind bars. The military guys who are taken in must come out and tell the truth oyherwise you and your families are going to suffer in the futrure

    • 0

      Exactly, military and police personnel turn states evidence for lighter sentences and tell what everyone in the country knows?

  • 1

    Samyan mala ,mala Samayan.. Among beeshana samayan ,another Underworld shot dead,return of the apes. Babi achi in prison, achi ge pxke gas lampuwe. Omg fafiya latha funte is upset.. Here we go again back to being silly lankiyas . I know the law putha.also know the place xutha..

  • 1

    Goata is an innocent lamb.

  • 0

    Hikery dikery dock,got in the dock.hahaha,,,,,dita drama karma

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