22 September, 2020

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Kumar Gunaratnam Sentenced To One Year Imprisonment

Leader of the Frontline Socialists Party Kumar Gunaratnam was sentenced to one year imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 50,000 today for violating immigration laws.

Kumar GGunaratnam who is an Australian citizen, was arrested in November by the Kegalle Police for staying in Sri Lanka in violation of immigration and emigration laws without a visa.

He had reportedly arrived in Sri Lanka on a 30 day tourist visa, but had overstayed.

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    What should have been the punishment for Gotapaya Rajapakse (probably under the direction of Former President Rajapakse) for arranging illegal passport and travel arrangements to Karuna Ammaan (known as Vinayagamoorthy Muraleetharan) to travel UK?

    • 16
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      Why the particular law was twisted for Yoshita Rajaakshe?

      We sane once thought he should have been convicted with long jail sessions alone the facts that revealeda his abuses, even if his alleged murder case could take long… while being on the Navy, the guy to have done govt business with CSN… is proved fact…

      This country is only filled with idiotic courts and court performances. No go

      • 6
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        This is true of todays man.

        “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
        – George Orwell

    • 3
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      Yes but usual Gota f@#k up as Karuna arrested on arrival and British ambassador Colombo demoted and moved to Afghanistan?

    • 3
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      Good one!

      While punishing Brother Prince to Human & Refugees smuggling, Tony Abbott should be punished for sending refugees to Lankawe. Australia refused involve in any humanitarian matters when Tamils were in prison. When a Tamil Prisoner applied to Supreme Court fundamental about his rights violation for torture in prison Mokan Peiris ruled there is no such rights like that for Tamils. Yahapalanaya Government is refusing to review those cases of Mokan Peiris but fired him from Job. Australia refused to work with other western countries when Shiranee was dismissed by Lankan parliament and Mokan Peiris was crowned.

      Australia claimed it was a white Van abduction when last time Gunaratnam was arrested for immigration law violation. Tony Abbott paid a hidden big ransom to Royal family, including well publicised two warships to have Gunaratnam released from the prison of Brother Prince. Then he claimed that blackmailing incident was as “He worked with Lankawe” to stop refugees. But now he has send back refugee Gunaratnam again to Lankawe. This time it is unlikely he pay ransom to Yahapalanaya Government. Because Old King’s friends are not New King’s friends. Further Yahapalanaya is not interest in Australia’s puny payments, but PM Ranil Mahata is going to China so the project he proclaimed as previous government’s white elephants can be continued. But my question for Australian PN Tony Abbott is how come Tony is refusing to work with Yahapalanaya Government on the matters of Anthony Peter, Gunaratnam cases?

      The saddest end of the deportation(extradition) of Karuna from Lankawe to UK by Brother Prince was he was rejected by UK. UK’s Tony Blair was working with Royal Family those days. He immediately foresighted the danger that could brew, so safely returned Karuna back to Lankawe. He did know, under UK’s existed laws, interrogate Karuna, who then might have spitted out all the war crime activities of Lankawe and UK’s part in that too. So he was too soon returned Karuna back to Lanka. But this was not how he handled Chilean dictator, Pinochet. If karuna is in UK, by now, all might have come to know what happened to child Balachandran, leader Pirapaharan and many other hidden, secret news.

    • 5
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      And Thajudeen s family are the most victimized at the moment.. giving them a hope that perpetrators would be caught… but times moves forward.. with not a single man alleged to the HIGH crime is taken to custody. nor have the authoriteis made it clear when this would ever happen… why is that the law is not equal to all the citizens regardless of the family they come from. Why do they allow high corrupted family and their sons to utter anything even today…
      Namal to add that PM to have hired a company for consulation purposes have been read on the tabloids today… what is wrong with that ? at the time, Bel pottinger wrote simple speeches to Rajakashe men including that tea taster cum embassador Jaliya.. there, nobody was against.. even those folks that open their mouth for every fall of tamarind leave- . then they had been like their mouthpieces were sealed off. Why is that.. ? Very same folks seem to be behaving two different way with the change of govt.

      • 3
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        regardless of the race, religion, as srilanken, I would have fought against the injustice made to Thajudeen family.
        I will write UNO bodies to mediate to bring the family justice.
        This men in power today, are too slow with the process.. Had Prince charles been away from the Tourist murder case, nothing would have worked with that case, .. in the same manner, without mediation of intenrationl community, or UNO, Thadjudeen case would be taken years.. So is the fate for Lasantha too. This is so called country where anything and everything can become indifferent.

      • 2
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        Yes you are correct, the right to information law while Ranil is sitting on Welikada prison assassinations report is the continuing farce.
        We can never be developed country while cover ups continue?

    • 1
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      Why the Doctors and the Hospitals used as a base to remove from these poor Patients are scot free in Bodi LANKA??

      Why no names were published by the so called SL Media??

      F…..g SL Media covers up everything when the Bodi Lankan gets caught with ( pants down ) crimes and BLOOD IN THEIR HANDS.
      The LANKAN DOCTORS WILL SELL THEIR MOTHERS FOR EXTRA CASH, TO DO WITH GREEDINESS??

      The POOR Indians who sold their Kidneys did not REMOVE THEIR KIDNEYS BY THEMSELVES,, the greedy Srilankan doctors are equally or more than guilty for removing them illegally .
      THE greedy SLankan Doctor’s GUILT had been covered up by the GOSL AND THE GMOA.

      SL media covers up every crime committed by Srilankans until the crime becomes a Mega crime.
      Shame on you Broad sheets , Gossip Lanka sheets ect ect .

      Covering up a criminal gives signal to do more crimes by the criminals including the greedy Doctors.
      Gives bad bad name for Srilanka and honest Srilankans,
      Remember ten Precepts ? Greediness is one of them.

  • 10
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    Waste of tax payers money to prosecute him!
    Waste of tax payers money to feed him in prison!
    Let this man get on with his life,
    President Stop this nonsense and pardon him!

  • 17
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    I have already made representation to President Sirisena to grant a Presidential Pardon.

    • 2
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      Hey Muhammed Fazl ,

      Long time no see, hear , what’s up mate ? were you spared by the Gota goons ? listen , this KG guy is a fellah forced to be reckoned with , i ‘ve a strange feeling about this man , he may be the 2nd Rohana wijeweera in SL politics ! KG is a dedicated, disciplined strategist , for some bizarre reasons no body takes him seriously . SL is better off by sending this man back to Kangaroo land , if he is allowed to stay in the prison or in the open society , he will pose a great danger to national security , i mean the 3 rd uprising ( 1971,1988-1989) against the government will be on the cards in a few years time ; hence , please be careful before you take any drastic descions.

      • 1
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        Heyyy,

        Of course he needs to be deported. He is a snake out for a vengeance. Prison will be a breeding ground for others to be infected with the venom.

        :)

  • 4
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    After the sentence send him back to Australia unless he claims refugee status or claims torture against Australia.

    bar him from returning to SAri lanka for 3 years.

  • 13
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    And the low life Weerawansas holding fake passports still free?

    • 5
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      That is a political deal…. even today, the man abused his cesspit.. telling that Defence secretary is not suitable ..

  • 3
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    This bloke is keeping one leg in Australia and one in Sri Lanka. He is playing a double game. Getting necessary protection from Australian mission and violating local laws. No regrets.

  • 2
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    This bloke is keeping one leg in Australia and one in Sri Lanka. He is playing a double game. Getting necessary protection from Australian mission and violating local laws. No regrets.Must be deported to Oz soon after serving the jail term

  • 5
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    Power of JVP, a part of yahapalanaya?

  • 8
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    Persons who have committed far more horrendous crimes like rape, torture, murder, abduction and massive theft of the people’s money and other large scale financial frauds, not to mention war crimes, are moving about freely and the stupid and corrupt law has zeroed in on this man! A stiff warning and deportation would have sufficed!

    • 3
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      Labourer,

      you may be not aware- what is behind the issue. I truly believe there should be more than what is released to press to go for a verdict of that level. TOday, WE ARENOT IN THE ERA OF Mr MADAMULANA each and everyone attack the other, be them president, PM or minister there are no special treatements. If this is only focused on his invalidity of visa, being unable to get it extended, then many would not travel to lanka again.. I myself get my visa applied when leaving Europe for Lanka each time.
      So the young guys of UNP will question wihtout being biased, as to why KG was put in jail…. if there are no enough provable reasons. Basta

  • 5
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    Does he deserve it?I personally dont think so .

  • 1
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    The ‘Janaka” and “Ajith” are good friend of Gunarataham!
    They want Gunratham to be released even he violated law of Immigration in our land.

    How is that Gunratham above the law?

    This verdict has nothing to do with Gotabaya!

    We want fair minded People in Sri lanka % ,that percentage is still less than in our Island.

  • 0
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    i tossed a coin,heads he gets prison hospital,tails he does not.It was tails.

  • 0
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    [Edited out] ,someone told me once in srilanka long ago never trust a person who is bald and beautiful.I don’t know whether it is true or not.

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