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Killing Lasantha And Attacking Journos: Was It Gota Or Fonny Or Both?

Torture survivor journalist Keith Noyahr informed the Sri Lankan government via Interpol that he would not participate in the ongoing investigations until they arrest the persons who gave the orders for his abduction out of fear for his life, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.

The Keith Noyahr abduction in 2008 took a decisive turn when the journalist made a written complaint to the Criminal Investigation Department a few months ago. Noyahr fled the country with his family to Australia no sooner he was released from hospital without making a detailed statement of his abduction and assault.

The CID who were thick into the investigations into the murder of Senior Journalist Lasantha Wickremetunge, assault of Editor Upali Tennakoon were poised to make a breakthrough after much painstaking leg work. They had unraveled the hitherto mystery and found a link between seemingly unconnected events between the three separate incidents.

The Criminal Investigations sleuths needed a detailed statement from Noyahr to tie up the loose ends. Noyahr finally made a statement and the CID pieced together the loose ends. All of the above mentioned crimes were handled by one group. The CID informed the Mt Lavinia Magistrate of their findings in open court when the Lasantha Wickremetunge case came up for hearing last week.

Prior to the last hearing the CID had reported to Court of the progress that was being made into each of the cases and the links between them. The telephone records that were unavailable turned up after the change of government, supported by new equipment which enabled the investigators to go far beyond the three month records the telecom provider had hitherto maintained.

The Mt Lavinia Magistrate had ordered an identification parade in to the Noyahr assault and the victim was requested to present himself in the country for such purpose. The CID had informed Keith Noyahr to present himself at such parade in person via Interpol.

Colombo Telegraph understands through reliable Interpol sources that Keith Noyahr has made a startling revelation as to why he is unable to present himself in the island before an identification parade.

Noyahr has stated via Interpol that he did not know any of the military persons who are in remand for his abduction and assault nor had any dealings with them. He further states that these officers obviously were used or ordered to carry out an attack on him by others who had authority over them. Therefore since these people in authority are yet running loose, he fears for his life to be present at an identification parade at this juncture.

“It is perfectly understandable that Noyahr is apprehensive to say the least when one peers back into the dark period when journalists were harassed, assaulted, abducted and murdered. Those in command positions in the Army and even above them have been named and shamed for being behind the dastardly attacks on journalists. Noyahrs predicament should be understood in this backdrop.” the CID sources told Colombo Telegraph.

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka too was questioned by the CID in connection with the murder of Lasantha Wickremetunge. The Field Marshal’s name too was linked time and again as being a possible suspect even by the high and mighty. Fonseka even after eight years, made a statement laying the blame at the doorstep of Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Gen. Kapila Hendavitharna, the “Army Intelligence Chief”. Gotabaya in turn makes public statements accusing Field Marshal of being behind the murder of Lasantha.

“One thing becomes clear. It’s the Army Intelligence that was behind the attacks and murders of journalists. It also appears that it was Gotabaya or Fonseka according to their own statements. OR WERE THEY IN ON IT TOGETHER at the time?” a highly placed intelligence source told Colombo Telegraph.

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  • 15
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    Maybe Mr. Keith Noyahr does not know what an ‘identification parade is. Well, can someone tell him that it is a process where probable and possible suspects related to his case and who are detained by the Police after a lengthy investigation and grouped in a row with ordinary civilians. All Mr. Noyahr has to do is to see if he recognizes any of faces in that group matching that of his attackers. That is if he still remembers them and if the attack still haunts him when he goes to bed at night.

    But if he is trying to make a political statement or insist on arresting Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa or a possible leading figure in the military or among the security forces beforehand, I am sorry…. ‘cos that’s the NOT the way how the law works! And Mr. Noyahr might as well rest his case once and for all too if he is ONLY interested in CRYING WOLF and not catching the wolf!

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      Cannot the stage of identifying the culprits be skipped and the next step taken up, similar to a murdered
      man cannot identitfy the accused? Black coats will play hell is to be expected if the suspected high ups
      are taken in just on the version of Mr. Noyhar?

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        Oh, I wish I would be the first one to make a comment here. I was little late to post a comment due to Wimal’s condition which makes me extremely worried.

        Keith Noyahr is absolutely correct. His life is still not safe here. Even Wimal’s life is not safe. Who knows, next, I might be disappeared.

        Rajapaksas control the FCID, the Judiciary and the Government too, through Sagala, Wijedasa and Ranil. Ranil should be ashamed to become a puppet in their hands. Ranil even built a Luxury Prison Resort in Hambantaota in order for them to facilitate “fake imprisonments” to deceive people and gain public sympathy, if the need arises!

        Gotabhaya Rajapaksa should be arrested and remanded for his own public statement which is extremely serious.

        Gotabhaya admitted that there was a Killer Unit during his tenure as the most powerful man in the previous regime. He can’t pass the blame to SF. SF was not the Defence Secretary. If SF was that powerful, he wouldn’t have gone to jail.

        If SF was responsible for Lasantha’s murder carried out by this Killer Unit, why didn’t they charge him and impose a death sentence on him is a mystery when SF was charged and imprisoned for some other lesser crimes.

        Even Mahinda Rajapaksa, Former President should be questioned forthwith about the killing of Lasantha and other abductions, tortures and disappearances of all other journalists.

        “As Wijedasa preached to Wimal”, both Gotabhaya and Mahinda should “prove their innocence in Courts” that they are not responsible for these heinous crimes involving HUMANS which are extremely serious than Wimal’s METAL aka VEHICLE case.

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          Champa ,

          I don’t really know whether to cry or laugh , Champa what happened ? Why do you find Rajapakses to be bad all over sudden ? Is that your sudden love for Buruwansa ? Modawansa aka Buruwansa is one of the main culprits who is directly responsible for Mahinda’s 1o year mayhem in Srilanka !
          Are you aware the fact that Buruwansa couldn’t have afforded to buy a foot bicycle before his affiliation to Mafia family , now enjoys a super luxury life with a fleet of vehicles along with array of modern mansions ? wonder how earn that much wealth in no time ? oh , i know , he had sold his car permit ;thus , he accumulated this much enormous wealth , right ?
          As to Buruwanse’s daughter’s Teledrama , who would give a monkey’s ……to her so called illness ? what would you tell to the countless innocent girls whose parents were the direct victims of Mafia family’s brutal vengeance ?

          I’ve got one question though , why the hell our main stream media have chosen to publish Buruwanse’s daughter’s well being when we got 101 burning issues to report ? doesn’t it say who controls our main stream media ?

        • 2
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          ==++======

          The Army Intelligence Officers who were arrested and remanded as suspect of Keith Noyahr’s case SHOULD BE RELEASED based on his statement to the Interpol.

          When Keith had admitted that he didn’t know any of those Officers and that he had no intention to take part in the identification process, justice should be done to these Intelligence Officers.

          There is no reason for the CID to detain them in prison and carry out investigations. They should be bailed out and then the CID should resume their investigations and arrest real culprits of this case without going around one lane roundabouts to conceal the true facts.

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          Oh Champa, I am damned touched by your concern for Wimal’s condition. I mean his mental condition.Is he feeling allright? (I mean, upstairs?)

          Don’t worry, these gutless Johnnies in government haven’t the guts to arrest Gota, even when out of power.

          Sira and Wicka are the two Ronnies of our times. Let’s call them the gutless Ronnies.

      • 8
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        I need justice!

        I told Wimal repeatedly Rajapaksas and the JO are behind his imprisonment, not Ranil. I don’t think Ranil has such a serious grudge or hatred towards Wimal even to deny him bail. Even Anura.

        If 4 out of 5 Rajapaksas can conspire to send Wimal to remand prison and make all Wimal’s bail applications rejected and postponed even without power, they are capable of anything.

        They are taking revenge for Wimal gaining popularity. Mahinda himself admitted outside the PRESIFAC that there was a support base for Wimal after this government came into power and his tone was cruel and ruthless. His sarcasm about Wimal’s life and death hunger strike for justice, was brutal. His condemnation was unbelievable. Mahinda has completely forgotten that Wimal spent 24/7 in 2015 to build this support base, sacrificing his blood, tears and sweat to bring him back to Parliament!!! Moreover, in 2010 Wimal went on a hunger strike to get MR’s government out of UN mess. How could he talk about Wimal in this manner, who even saved his government in 2007, is shocking.

        They are even taking revenge from Wimal’s innocent daughter too. The bail application citing his daughter’s mental instability was postponed for 10 days! Can this happen without the hand of a third party who want Wimal to die and the child to become severely depressed and devastated? Can someone’s political envy go this far?

        The child now has to suffer for 10 days and she even might get a nervous breakdown as this is the second time she is experiencing this agony. Such brutality towards a child is shocking.
         
        If Rajapaksas are capable of doing this to Wimal and his innocent daughter, I have no doubt that they could kill, torture and make anybody disappear!!

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          Champa

          Are you Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawans’s official b***s carrier?

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              Champa

              Brilliant

              Thanks.

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              I am sorry CT. I am in a killer rage. It has nothing to do with Native Vedda.

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                Champa

                “I am in a killer rage.”

                Well you have a very good chance of working for the national hangman Gota.

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                  Naïve Vedda

                  Superbly misunderstood! It doesn’t mean that I want to kill somebody.

                  By the way what is the exact word behind b***s? And carrier? I don’t understand. Even in 2015 you used this this word when I defended Mahinda. Even at that time I asked the meaning. You never replied.

                  Well, CT commenters are lot decent now than when they were in 2015. I remember how people attacked me with extremely bad suggestions. Some I couldn’t even understand. I then wrote that I thought CT was a forum for intellectuals! And the words they used to attack fellow commenters who had different opinions were appalling.

                  Anyways, I am happy with the ‘new’ CT and its strict policies. My apologies again to the moderator. As this word used by Native Vedda was not edited out, I believe that it has nothing to do with the degeneracy on my part.

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          Champa ,

          “that Wimal spent 24/7 in 2015 to build this support base, sacrificing his blood, tears and sweat to bring him back to Parliament!!! Moreover, in 2010 Wimal went on a hunger strike to get MR’s government out of UN mess. “

          Burwansa did everything possible to bring back the Mafia king for his own selfish agendas ;furthermore , his infamous “fast unto death ” comedy was enacted to score more brawny points from his old king . only a child wouldn’t understand this simple theory , yet you Champa just repeating the same embarrassing episode to justify him , what a loser you are Champa ?

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      Sarath Fonseka can reveal a lot- even if he would have been hung. He has been sofar honest, and he must do it now.
      Then all that were kept hidden on Wadakaya, Gotabaya and his king wadakaya, former idiotic president would come to surface. That is what masses want to know right at this critical juncture of lanken reconcilatory politics.

      We have been betrayed by Rajapakshe for their tyranial politics. They deserve to be faced jail sessions basta.

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      As is the truth about current president s hand is smeared with dirty games of former leader, SF s soul was tied with all kind of crimes that perpetrated by the brutal facist agendas of Rajapakshes (Gotabaya). There analyssts would reveal all the bits, if they studied them properly. I have no doubt, many out of the country have as historians and war analysts have closely studied them. THe facts and figures of the war end brutalities are clear to them. But Rajapakshe hedgemonic forces scattered in the country would do anything and everything to paint the picture in favour of them.
      But I believe very same folks would not tolerate to be fooled by the kind of idiotic men for the rest of life.

      And fact former ambassador, president cousin, that was appointed to represent over93% of literary rate bearing folks in the US – not even have ALevels by education, is still kept in cage for what purpose ? is that because revenge or the sums that the man is proved to have stolen from state treatury ?

      And the Gampaha estate- is reported and proved to have been frauded by Basil Rajapakshe having built a palace not shaming twice but abusing folks s tax money – but to stay scot free by today is that fair ?

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      Sorry to hear that Weerabonso and kudu Dummy are spending lot of time in Prison hospital wards.!
      As we know “Karma is a Bitch”
      As the belief it goes no one can escape Bad Karma if you have committed SINS.
      Earlier it was believed the karma would follow you in the next birth.
      Now it proves the God has changed the mode of switch to Punish one within this birth. Even it hurts the daughters and sons too.
      Good on you mighty GOD!!

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        You are confused about God. He created you as an eternal being with a destiny for this life and is not sending you back again to go to a prison hospital. He is full of so much love and mercy and paid the price to get you back to him, if you care to take that offer and cancel your so called karma, by escaping from the sinful nature through the exchange offered. If not he will honour your choice to not be reconciled but separated from him. God is unchanging too and as the final judge, he will be righteous and just to all according to their choices to be with him or away in the darkness.

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          GOD CREATES LIFE AND GOTHA, THE DEATH SQUAD CHIEF DESTROY LIVES.

          LASANTHA’S GHOST WILL HAUNT HIM AND HIS GENERATION TO COME.

    • 4
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      The possibility of self harm for a humanitarian visa should also be looked at.

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        Now the truth is coming out. The Death Squad run by the Famous Gotha is still moving with the public without any arrest warrant.

        This is Sri Lanka Justice. the UN should take action against this Mass Murderer responsible of killing innocent News Editors to save his brother.

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      Noyahr’s reluctance arises from GoSL’s inability to provide witness protection.

  • 14
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    Dear Torture survivor journalist Keith Noyahr

    RE:Killing Lasantha And Attacking Journos: Was It Gota Or Fonny Or Both?

    1.”Torture survivor journalist Keith Noyahr informed the Sri Lankan government via Interpol that he would not participate in the ongoing investigations until they arrest the persons who gave the orders for his abduction out of fear for his life, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.”

    2. “Colombo Telegraph understands through reliable Interpol sources that Keith Noyahr has made a startling revelation as to why he is unable to present himself in the island before an identification parade.

    3. “Noyahr has stated via Interpol that he did not know any of the military persons who are in remand for his abduction and assault nor had any dealings with them. He further states that these officers obviously were used or ordered to carry out an attack on him by others who had authority over them. Therefore since these people in authority are yet running loose, he fears for his life to be present at an identification parade at this juncture.”

    Offer to do the identification by HD Video, in the Interpol office.on Australia, so that the suspects or their agents cannot harm you.

    This shoud protect you and help complete the investigation.

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      President has to appoint a parliament committee to do research and approve HD use in such parades.. (just a joke only)

    • 4
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      Yes, of course, Keith Noyahrgive can give evidence via Video Conferencing (VC).

      It is high time our Court system includes VC in its proceedings. Many countries use CIASCO. The Courts only need a screen and a web-cam with a built in microphone. Apart from that an ISDN telephone is needed to transfer the voice and pictures as the connection is made via the telephone number.

      However, I am totally against making the Identification Parade via a Video link. It is not fair on the side of the Army Intelligence Officers.

      And I wish to thank Ketih Noyahr for his brave stand against perpetrators. The Army Intelligence Officers have no personal grudge against him or other journalists to abduct and brutally assault him. Even if these Officers were involved, they are not responsible for the crimes carried out on orders from the above. They were at the behest of political and defence authority. The Army was helpless.

      Many people like me totally unaware of these criminal involvements of Rajapaksas. We seem to have let them pull wool over our eyes.

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        Champa

        “Many people like me totally unaware of these criminal involvements of Rajapaksas.”

        Are implying that since you were unaware the nature of Rajapaksas Mahinda and his clan should be pardoned?

        “We seem to have let them pull wool over our eyes.”

        Because you thought Mahinda and Gota were the only people who were able to severely beat up the Demelas, and they could do no wrong.

        And you were happy that Demelas had been beaten up therefore you didn’t need to stay vigilant.

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        Champa ,

        “Many people like me totally unaware of these criminal involvements of Rajapaksas. We seem to have let them pull wool over our eyes. “

        Heh,heh,heh …………… Welcome to the real world Champa ! Hadn’t we been telling you this all alone? when we tried to point out as to how devious Rajapakses were , what was your reaction ? weren’t you running after them praising their bravery and patriotism ?

        Champa , you tend to let your emotions run over everything else . case in point , our very own con artist Wimale , perhaps it might take another a few more years for you to fully comprehend the true nature of the con artist , until such time happy sailing !

  • 15
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    When Colombo Telegraph carried a news item a few weeks ago that the Magistrate had ordered for an identification parade and has asked Keith Noyahr to be present, I commented that Keith is not likely to be present and that his absence means it would be the end of the case.

    My forecast that Keith will not be present for the identification parade has come true.

    It is now very likely that the case against these army personnel will fail and all the suspects will have to be released.

    Sarath Fonseka and Gothabaya Rajapakse are accusing each other as having been behind the killings and attacks on journalists undertaken by military intelligence personnel during Mahinda Rajapakse’s time. These may remain just mere accusations as this government is not sincerely interested in exposing the real culprits.

    Is this not why the UN Human Rights High Commissioner has reiterated once again that there should be a hybrid court consisting of foreign prosecutors and judges to investigate war crimes committed against the Tamils?

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      Naga

      “It is now very likely that the case against these army personnel will fail and all the suspects will have to be released.”

      They are waiting for excuses to release the suspects and criminals, or waiting until victim and Torture survivor journalist Keith Noyahr, dies of old age.

      After all, Lasantha and a host f other victims are dead. They can only unearth the bones. In some cases they cannot even inf the bones.

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        MINI MARU – MASS MURDERER GOTHA WILL ESCAPE FROM ALL CRIMES HE COMMITTED AND THAT IS SRI LANKA JUSTICE SYSTEM.

        A COMPUTER TECHNICIAN- GR. 9 DROPOUT – ARMY CORPORAL FLED THE COUNTRY TO USA IN FEAR OF LTTE BECAME THE DEFENSE MINISTER OF SRI LANKA WITH HIS BROTHER’S BLESSING AND COMMITTED ALL THESE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

        LASANTHA
        THAJUDEEN
        RAVIRAJ – WILL NOT GET JUSTICE.

  • 10
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    The Funny one and the Fonny one were thick as thieves back then. GR even sent security details for Fonny’s family in the US of A. Fonny spent lots of money from the Army coffers to host his daughter’s wedding. That cost and his Satellite phone calls were exposed (rather unfairly because what was he to do when his family was abroad and he was fighting for SL unity?) in the Sunday Leader. They attacked him relentlessly and they attacked GR too trying to pin the Mig-27 deal on him falsely too.

    KN attacked Fonny and not the funny one about the medals and lo and behold 2 weeks later we all know what happened no?

    So it is both but Fonny is now a powerful crutch to tweedle dee and tweedle dum #1 and #2 and being used to purge the army and also to cover for them.

    Anybody’s guess who will be framed and who will get away with rape and assault of a journalist to murder of a journalist. Jayaweywa.

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    It looks LTTE rumos want to take revenge from gota. they want to use Keith Noyaher.

    How, about if Keith Noyaher has to be derported or has to come back to face any other charges ?

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      Mr.Jim,
      “How, about if Keith Noyaher has to be derported or has to come back to face any other charges ? “

      Yes, I hear Keith Noyahr is accused of using a blunt weapon on Gota’s rear end.

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      Softy,

      Keith Noyahr is hiding in Australia after disgracing the most holistic army of Buddha, after they liberated him from Sinhala Kottiya-s. Further he had supported, funded, advocated and voiced for the Sinhala and Tamil Kottiya-s. He has to be brought back from Australia to the Holy land of “Kandy Ayatullah ruling”. If Australias is not heeding to the request, send a boat load of Tamil refugees through the high sea then the racist Australian government will learn its lesson and release Keith Noyahr, with compensation of free warship, right away.

      If Tamil Jurors need to the court to punish Keith Noyahr’s traitor actions against the Holy Land where the Krishna’s Avatar, Narasimha Vijaya ruled/s, I will be there with Karuna, Deva, Swaminathan, Pillaiyan, Mahendran….

      You idiots first arrest the 42 war criminals named on the first OISL Report, Including Ponny, New King, Old King…. If you don’t know who they are ask Wimal”

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      Everybody knows Sri lnan government bombed the central bank and killed their own citizens to gain more loan and funding fro foreign countries and blamed it on tigers

  • 12
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    Do you really think the uneducated uncultured filth would not have brought up that general Fonseka was behind the killing when they were jailing him?
    The psychopath is behind all abductions and killing of opponents and has admitted to running white vans, you afraid to say?
    Ask who ordered slaughter house humane killers for the military like the one used on Lasantha?

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      Which psychopath re you referring to? The Green Tigers? PRRA? Black Cats?, Ukussa?

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      “general Fonseka”

      Gamini did you mean,

      the Hon, Minister of Regional development, Field Marshal Gardihewa Sarath Chandralal Fonseka, RWP, RSP, VSV, USP, MP, rcds, psc (Sarath Fonseka) (Sinhalese: ෆීල්ඩ් මාෂල් සරත් ෆොන්සේකා, Tamil: பீல்ட் மார்ஷல் சரத் பொன்சேகா If so please use his full title, don’t dishonor him with a past job of “General Fonseka”.

      Sorry to tell man, You the so called Sinhala Intellectuals are no longer fooling the Sinhala Modayas; now you are fooling yourself for past last 2 1/2 years seating again war crime accused on the country’s top seat. Blame you all for Keith’s attack on you, who are responsible to keep seating the racist Appe Aandus, not the Old Brother Prince. Remember, he did what you asked to do from him and the Ponny in the election, nothing you didn’t wanted. Keith Noyahr has to point the finger on you people, not on those ordered (implied-Ponny or Old Brother Prince or both).

      Your respected, honorable General Ponny has said about the white flag murder happened under the command of New King, to Janze. First call for an action on that and take care of New King. Then its will flow down itself to your most hateable enemy, Old Brother Prince.

      You guys are only playing finger pointing games for personal benefits, not ready to come clean!

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    Any sane person in Sri Lanka still believe in the fairy tale of having Commission’s, Inquires, investigation, Grilling’s will ultimately result in a conviction of corrupt rich politician.
    They might put out a sacrificial lamb the like of partially paralyzed but very able on the dancefloor for some twerking most definitely impotent with a magic bullet in the brain Kudu Duminda. Given time he will walk free without biting the bullet.
    It may not be palatable to majority of masses to let these corrupt looters and murders go free but reality is they are free. Case in point terrorist Pretty boy Hon Col. Karuna Amman living the high life without impunity and so fancy free.
    Mr. Clean RW or common man’s honest friend MS will never throw rocks at other glass houses knowing full well they are now been exposed as living in glass bubble of corruption.

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    Does anyone in this forum wants to take a wild guess as what would have been happening to the minorities during the war.
    If a reputed journalist is scared to come down from Australia ( his reasons are fairly logical ) how can the minorities return…
    I see no major changes in Yahapalanaya or Jarapalanaya ( MR ) at all … racialism oozing down the middle.

    People need to stand up to this thugs.

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    Well, who ran Army Intelligence and this cell ask the accused?
    Which of the two suspects were in line of Command authority – Gota the White Van murderer or Fonseka, or both was in Charge of Army intelligence and this specific unit of killers?

    If both were running army intelligence find out who was 1st and 2nd in command of this unit? Arrest them both and try them in open court and throw them in prison.

    Then we need some Financial Crimes and corruption prosecutions against the Bond Scamers and also the Guy who destroyed Sri Lankan Airlines – Where is Shiranee Rajapaksa’s brother who was CEO fo Sri Lankan?

    The answer is blowing in the wind?!

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    This inquiry itself is a coverup to mislead the general public and international community. I am one hundred percent certain that nothing would come out of this inquiry. Sri Lankan judiciary is either just corrupt or inefficient or both. If we are to have a proper investigation we need international intervention with foreign judges.

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    funny funny funny jony

    whow as army commander. it was SF. then he should be responsible for all sort of gangs said to be existed within the army. he can not go away from it. it is clearly stated in the act governing three forces. my guess is SF is responsible for all the events.

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    funny funny funny jony

    who was army commander. it was SF. then he should be responsible for all sort of gangs said to be existed within the army. he can not go away from it. it is clearly stated in the act governing three forces. my guess is SF is responsible for all the events.

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    Despite Fonseka trying to play nice guy these days, he is equally accountable to crimes committed during the war. In fact he is even more accountable since he was the army commander. Fonseka is hoping because he swapped sides in 2010 and became pro-USA that he can get away with war-crimes.

    During CBK’s war with the LTTE (1995-2001) we’ve heard vicious rumors about the man named Sarath Fonseka. It is strange this controversial character is a minister and is going to be one of the deputy leaders of the UNP.

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    It is sad to say that both Fonny and Gota, are fully capable of murdering, and have had a history of being involved in violence. Lock them both up.

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    “Noyaher has stated via Interpol that he did not know any of the military persons who are in remand for his abduction and assault nor had any dealings with them”. What does he mean.. he must identify the people…can’t he Understand that

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    All these accused are Ranawiruvo’s…so MS will safeguard them..no punishments whatsoever. Case closed.

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    It is terrorists and terorist suporters jailing those who got rid of terrorists. Govt should stop playing with the terrorits, instead go on offensive bring all those terrorists and terrorist – supporters hiding in the west. that includes all those so-called journalists aka those who got money from terrorists.

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      hahaha it hurts? that is how stupid are your people who came from an anmimal

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    What a rogue regime we had prior to 8th January 2015.

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    I know Keith Noyahr is brave person; no prove is needed when he had written against the most dangerous- murderous criminals on the earth. Keith Noyahr is still concerned of his life and reluctant to revisit his earlier painful experiences. If I am correct on those, Keith’s statement to INTERPOL is only 50:50 of both. He is reluctant to participate in the inquiry; so that indicate that there is a need to infuse some enthusiasm to get him down in action. But his statement is to purposefully make a political point too. How difficult to successfully persuading he is depending on how strong he is on that object is. That is how much of he convinced that this only a drama of Yahapalanaya to get GSP+ an to get West out of Lankawe’s way to sign the Hangbangtota sales with China.

    Keith is a journalist. He is not legally required to write certain matters or not. It was his option to write on the murders and corruption took place. He was aware, as a man who was within the active political circle of Colombo at that time, what will be the price of his action. He still did it because of social and political reasons. Politically he is/was not ready to accept the way the Sinhala Intellectuals are running the country, not just then but now too.

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    Socially, as he is a journalist, he bounded him with the ethics of journalism. Informing the public was his adopted duty. He undertook that pain to better the life of the public. His pain and the soul of Lasanthas brought a day for the public to turn the direction of the events. Did the public learned from anything of the teaching of Lasantha or Keith? When the January 2015 election came, the public simply answered to a polling question of whether the New Royals Arrack and Biryani tastes better or the Old Royals’ tastes better. Sinhala Mass overwhelmingly voted that Old’s Arrack tastes better. The sacrifice of how many of Keiths and Lasanthas are needed to awake the Sinhala Modayas? Probably that is the biggest disenchantment for Keith, whom a person demanded of the crimes committed to others to be investigated, is backing off from having the criminals attacked him be punished.
    Ranil and New King have sent their messages up to UNHRC that no war hero will be prosecuted. Let me ask a question; who knows the dictionary meaning of War Hero – if not legal definition. Which dictionary is defining that phrase? What is meaning for the term War Hero? Which of the convention or resolution Lankawe contributing with UN is clarifying who a war hero is? Under what arrangement UNHRC can accept the position of Lankawe’s heads’ decision that the war heroes cannot be prosecuted? So far what is the official answer to this matter from UN or UNHRC? Is UNHCR’s High Commissioner Prince Zeid does know what is the position of Lankawe of prosecuting war Hero’s? What the international Communities’ opinion on Lankawe’s justice system which refuses to prosecute people perceived as war heroes?

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    Where the Sinhala Jury’s prowess would be stopped of covering up of war heroes? By which law of Lankawe, in which section or article, where a criminal is exempted because he/she was/is a war hero? The constitution of Lankawe which has not provided to prosecute the war related crimes and by which Lankawe is able to full the resolution 30/1 it signed with UNHRC, but where is it providing to exempt a war hero’s crimes? Even under JR and even the EP of Lankawe, had his/her period of crimes committable without prosecution was limited as during presidency. But then how a war heroes’ period not was restricted only for war time and it continues as long as the PTA continues? How a criminal prosecuted and prisoned, declaring as not a war hero under War Heroes’ government became a war hero and honored as Field Marshall and exempted from his crimes? Is Lankawe’s war hero definition depends and differs on the Appe Aandua on the power too? If only war heroes going to b exempted how the war heroes’ sons crime at night club went not punished? If Lasantha killers are war heroes and released by New King and firing Dilrukshi, how Pararajasingam and Ravi Raj killers Pillaiyan Gangs are not exempted? Didn’t both parties take the orders from the same war heroes?
    Keith is having a serious complication of having his political conscience properly answered? I doubt this kind of his trifling statements can seeks out answers to the questions that arise in his mind. He may come to Lankawe may not but, his statement suggest that it is not the pain he endured out of the torture he went through but, his failure to fix a system he felt wrong is hurting him at this time incurably.

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    As long as Gotabhaye the central criminal figure is still on the loose the criminal justice system in Sri Lanka will not function. Bensen

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    Amarasri fully agree with you. Interpol should form a team consisting of Interpol, SL CID, Australian CID, US diplomatic staff in Canberra, Staff of US immigration as observers and implementers of the identification process through HD Video from US DIPLOMATS OFFICE IN CANBERRA. Once the person or persons who assaulted Keith Noyahr in the parade are identified they should be arrested by Interpol for interrogation.

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      GR was technically a GoSL employee – as Lankan Defense Secretary. GR even boasted that he had unlimited access to the then President MR.

      During a visit to Australia (before he lost the job), he was accorded a Guard-of-Honour. Where in the world does a civil servant get this?

      During the 2013 CHOGM meeting in Colombo the then Australian PM Tony Abbott “I am not here to preach human rights”. Canada boycotted. Cameron put diplomacy and opened a can of worms.
      Do you feel that “……. a team consisting of Interpol, SL CID, Australian CID, ……. ” will be impartial. These days Australia obey instructions from Beijing and … wait for it … New Delhi.

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    Ex Srilanakn Opposition Leader accused the then Commander of the Srilankan armed forces of killing Lasantha Wickremesinghe.

    It was made in Srilankan Parliament and is in the Hansard.

    That Opposition Leader is now the PM of the UNP Government which they call Yahapalanaya.

    That same Army Commander now is sitting alongside the UNP PM as a Six Star General and acts as the personal bodyguard of the UNP PM inside Parliament , in addition to his Senor Minister post in Yahapalanaya.

    Now they both join their rude fingers together and point it at a person who was a commoner when Mr Lasantha was killed.

    This must be a first in the so called ” cool” Westminster System of Government.

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      Alright, who killed Lasantha then?

      Another crab sidewalk perhaps?

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        Dear Native,

        Why do you ask me.?.

        You should direct that question to your idol Dr Batalanda Ranil..

        Or get your mate the Vellala Kid to ask Dr Ranil..

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “Why do you ask me.?.”

          Because you are the official b***s carrier to Mahinda and you should know all the going and coming within the clan.

          “You should direct that question to your idol Dr Batalanda Ranil..”

          Ranil being the protector of the clan do you think he is going to divulge anything to the people? If thought Ranil would you must be very stupid b***s carrier.

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        Ask ranil and Joseph micchel perera.

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      Sumane,

      Batalanda and Ponni are two sides of the same coin. If Ranil answer to Batalanda murders Ponni will answer to Keith. When Batalanda refused to sign Rome Treaty while Chandrika wanted, his hands and mind were long fetched. Not just from Batalanda murders, he wanted to have his gangs saved even from future Keiths too. Ponni, who was in the front line that time to demolish UNP, now a minister there because his situation still remains as precarious. America supported him in the 2010 election, but still keeps him in its list of war criminals.

      Old King, Ranil and he, all lost the EP contests. But he knows to weighs better than Joint Comedy Club War Heroism and Biryani to asses where they stands in Sinhala vote fetching. As he is from Old Royals club, he believes in Biryani than Heroism. His loots are stuck in America to buy Biryani.

      Batalanda while having declared to investigate the robberies of Old Royals looted the Central bank – the biggest single loot. While blaming sodden deals in Colombo Pong Cing, he double the land in that for China and sold Hangbangtota to China – in breath and width a Napoleonic deal of Louisiana. (By this time even Malik’s foreign bank accounts would be weighing as much as 36 Billion Pounds.) Vasu has told about the Batalanada’s secret singing while West was muddling in UNHRC 34th sitting. This can cause displeasure in the West and again may screw up some more names in their War criminal list.
      Ponni can’t stand out and face the West alone while Batalanada is protecting with iron fist hands only the Old Royals. Ponni knows it is time to carry Ranil’s apple basket on his head and marketing it is the solution to escape from the watching West.

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        Mally,

        Brilliant …

        You hit the nail on the head,, Ponny’s head of course.

        I couldn’t work out, why this self claimed Tiger annihilator and South Asia’s only Six Star General licks Dr Ranil’s ass so much.

        When Batalanda Ranil is on record claiming the Six Star General is not fit even to lead the Salvation Army.

        I was pissed off, when Dr Batalnada Ranil said it.

        Because the good Salvos are lead by magnificient gentleman, who devote their lives to look after the poor and the oppressed and the disadvantaged.

        If the UN gives a guarantee that the Hybrid Judges will try General Ponny alongside Dr Rudra, Madam Adele, and Suren Surendran also for War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity. I will be all for it.

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    Native Vedda,
    As per his name Sumana… is very knid to GR & nasty to RW & SF.

    Ranil to score a political point may have speculated and told the truth or not the truth in the parliament.
    Where as both SF & GR are insiders so no need to speculate.

    SF & GR are telling the truth or not the truth.
    If SF is right GR is wrong vice versa or both are right.
    Both are involved. Like a soverign SL coin. One side is head one side is tail.

    So where can we look for a solution ? It is there in 2500 year history.
    What is it ?
    “THREE THINGS CANNOT BE LONG HIDDEN : THE SUN, THE MOON AND THE TRUTH” – LORD BUDDHA.

    BUDU SARANAI !!!

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      Non PhD

      ““THREE THINGS CANNOT BE LONG HIDDEN : THE SUN, THE MOON AND THE TRUTH” – LORD BUDDHA”

      If Buddha visits this island today, he would say “Sorry I was wrong”.

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        Dear Native,

        It will be a problem ..Wouldn’t it?.

        Will Sampathar and his Vellala Kid Abraham give Dr Batalanda Ranil the OK to issue one of those 30 day Electronic Visas to Lord Buddha.

        I know your pretty boy FM will block it for sure, even without your mates asking him..

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    Gota US Citizen talked about all over regarding the period of disappearence but Trump’s wife gives away Award of Bravery to Disappeared Pradeep Eknaligoda’s wife. US needs to take a good look at its Citizens and the family who are in USA

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    Why are we limiting the list of suspects who are involved in journalist attacking / maiming / killing only to GR and SF? Is it just because the two individuals have now fallen off with each other and accusing each other? What about the cool cat KH who was highlighted in the process of investigations by the Police?

    What is striking to me is that neither GR nor SF speak ill of KH. KH, I believe was almost the second in command in the defence ministry hierarchy in terms of defence and Intelligence. It appears that KH and SF are buddies from the same locality. While KH stuck on in the system, after SF crossed swords with MR and GR, he operated silently.

    Whatever it is, the moral responsibility for journalist harassment in general has to be taken by MR, GR, KH and SF. The person who had the biggest interest in harassing Keith Noyahr should be SF and no body else. Neither MR, GR nor KH were attacked in the article about the infamous USP medal fraud and the revelation of it should hurt SF most. It is also obvious that chances are that a single apparatus handled the harassment of journalists and it is very ironic that MR now says that. If the Ministry of Defence was also involved in depriving the freedom of journalists then the involvement of KH cannot be discounted.

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    The killings of Lasntha, the abduction of Prageeth Ekneligoda, the stage managed murder of Wasim Thajudeen all happened with the knowledge of Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Both aided and abetted the killings. The disappearances of over 100 senior LTTE cadres after their surrender to the army on May 18, 2009 evening at Vadduvaakal and the shooting of over 300 LTTE cadres who surrendered to the army with white flags. More than 20 media personnel got killed during Mahinda Rajapaksa’s regime. Mahinda Rajapaksa reaped what he sowed during his rule. Nemeses caught up with him sooner than he expected. Yet both Mahinda and Gotabhaya have the temerity to announce they will contest the next presidential elections and get elected. President Sirisena says he will not protect those who killed media men and sportsmen. It is not enough to say it, he must do it. Similarly, he should put on trial those army/navy officers responsible for war crimes. There will be no reconciliation unless those accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity are punished. Unfortunately, President Sirisena is not speaking about the January 8th revolution lately. His promise he will not allow the country to go back to the dark era of Mahinda Rajapaksa must be put into practice. Meer words are not enough.

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    Thanga,
    Since 1947 the Sinhalese Nationalism was linear graph with pisitive gradient.
    But from 1956 Sinhalese Nationalism has become an exponential.
    The reality is even IC can not turn the exponential down.

    Look how single man’s fast on to death was brought to end by Maha Sanga members and Bandula Gunawardne led politicans.
    Compare this to 1961 scenario of the armed forces breaking the mass Satya Graha by GOSL armed forces.

    This is SriLankan democracy Mr.Thanga.

    Things are going to be lot worse when Gotha with the support of a UN Veto power holding country replaces Maithiri – Ranil combo soon.

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