2 December, 2020

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Lasantha’s Brother Calls Newly Elected President To Launch A Fresh Investigation

Lal Wickrematunge – brother of slain Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge today called upon the newly elected President and the government to launch a fresh investigation into his brother’s murder and bring the perpetrators to justice. He also urged the government to launch fresh investigations into the disappearances, assaults and other crimes committed against journalists under the Rajapaksa regime and bring closure to those victimized.

He made these remarks last night in Attidiya where a candle-light vigil was held in the location of Lasantha’s assassination in remembrance of his sixth death anniversary.

Lasantha 2015

 

Lasantha 2015

 

Lasantha 2015

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  • 27
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    Yes …yes !!? That shall be a glorious opening issue for the winners to direct the country in the direction of the people’s will !!?

    Lasantha was our best Hero, He was our lonely Ranger – fighting bravely to safe guard our rights.They ended his life like the way a group of predators killing a lonely warrior buffalo – who never fears to challenge the enemy ( However powerful he may be).

    The result is …our hearts are soaked in blood for the valiant hero of media.

    Rest In Peace Maestro…!!? This Nation & Brave people of this Lovely land shall always salute you Sir.

    • 6
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      Dear Lal Wickrematunge ,

      May your brother Lasantha rest in Peace.
      We know your brother was not the First. There were many victims before Lasantha, and many after Lasantha,

      Many Fathers, dead. Many Orphans, may all of them rest in peace…

  • 3
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    Lal Wickrematunge,

    Don’t have day dreams!

    When you brother Lasantha was killed, Maithiripala Sirisena was part of Rajapaksa’s regime and they endorsed Lasantha’s killing.

    • 9
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      ¬and they¬
      go learn a bit of psycho before saying `they` `the system` even in music one person takes the decision never the collective even in mainland china.

      When you hand murder weapons to village monkeys north or south that is all they know and with experience its ruthless- its the culture of impunity from Sepala high jacking to JVP and magazine prison killings.

      Mahawamse made the werelion like the weretiger ancient Han Chinese.

      But our village folk have hunted like hyenas.

  • 11
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    A very fair call, let see how the new Government will respond. An investigation free from political interference is the way to go.

    It is nothing about revenge, restoring people’s faith on the justice system, which is one of promises made in the election platforms. The more telling one is the disappearances of Perageeth, maybe the current CJ would witness as he knew his where about. Then Taraki and so on..

  • 11
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    Thank you for that, Lal.
    The investigation of Lasantha’s death must herald the investigation of every act of theft and violence committed by a totally rotten regime.

    THOSE NOW AROUND THE NEW REGIME WHO STOOGED TO THE PREVIOUS ONE WHILE IT WAS TRAMPLING ON EVERYTHING THAT WAS HONEST AND DECENT MUST NOT BE PERMITTED TO PREVENT JUSTICE PREVAILING AS THEY (AGAIN) BUY INSURANCE IN CASE THERE IS A RETURN TO THE STATUS QUO!

    Every decent Sri Lankan should INSIST that investigations commence and prosecutions are launched IMMEDIATELY.

    • 3
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      “Every decent Sri Lankan should INSIST that investigations commence and prosecutions are launched IMMEDIATELY.”

      When are you fifth columnists going to get over this Kirimandala Mawatha hero’s death you Rhesus monkeys? The Pentecost has got over it.

      Let sleeping dogs lie.

      By the way, during the landslide (it was one hell of a land slide with 70% of the Sinhala Buddhists stayed out of) MR managed to win Gallagedara.

      Says a lot. Doesn’t it?

      • 7
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        Oi

        T. B. Ilangaratne and his poetry gave class to Galagedara.

        Never a buffalo from hambugtota.

        What are you but the colonial shit buckets = sihala buddhist werewolf as in the mahawamse of mad tamil monk mahanama thinking like the han chinese.

        • 2
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          Truth hurts, doesn’t it Pansi-lak?

          sinhala Buddhists have a history and civilisation of 3000 years, that flourished when your belgiq ancestors were still sporting tails.

          Ranmenika and Kirimenika gave those Belgiqs a bit of civilisation, though the descendant rhesus monkeys forget it.

          MR win at Galagedara shows that the Sinhala want their land back!

          • 7
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            “history and civilisation of 3000 years,”

            Kotta uda DNA natthi natta all are hora oru/kallathoni

            VOC Dutch the first of its world class corporate sector companies set up to merchandise in items for the aristocrats. Nutmeg golden balls from Hindu Bali to Kandiyan plains.

            you are the portugese slave trade from Goa- unlimited and that is your DNA eggplant.

            Sinhala Buddhist (Shit Buckets)

            Sevura Hato!

    • 5
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      That’s a far cry. Kumar David who started CC was foxed by politicians and he was a furious man at that.

      Sarah Butler wife of Prince Ra’ad bin Zeid advised hubby that he would lose many of his friends when he takes the position of Chief and this is very true even in the cooperate world.

      Don’t expect much from professional politicians as they have their priorities fixed.

      It takes a TKO in judgement and job done while touch too many and the issue gets bogged down.

      Truth is not the authority but the daughter of time so far.

      Your new man is not José Mujica the rustic rusty nail.
      The world’s ‘poorest’ president by conviction.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20243493

  • 4
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    This is the time to start investigations and get those who committed the murder. Watch the airport and other exits. Catch the people who murdered Ekneligoda, Sivaram, the Trinco students, and the MSF employees as a first step. Get the airforce unit that operated from Ratmalana.

  • 4
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    The murder of Lasantha undoubtedly stands unique. The soul of this nation can never rest in peace until the murderers are apprehended and brought to justice. The regime lost its way on that fateful day.

  • 3
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    JOHN.

    The fact that MS was part of the Rajapakse regime when Lasantha was murdered does not mean that he endorsed this.Besides when MARA and GOTA and their inner circle of goons set about their criminal activities it does not mean that the others in Govt:are also culpable.

    • 2
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      Plato – on this line of defending you all kept DICTATOR Rajapaksa in power for nearly ten years.

      Let us see what your My3 is going to do.

  • 3
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    MR is a wounded snake, anytime it could attack Ranil /Chanthirika &co. This investigation will be a golden opportunity to remove all tooth from MR &co and it is not wise at all to ignore this for any reason. In the chess game, this could be the next move to win at the game. God bless all srilankans (Tamils, Muslims & Singhalese). Sinhalese were listed at the end because they are the most safest and Tamils the least at the moment.

  • 4
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    Yes, all crimes must be investigated. The police must be given full independence to launch investigations into all killings and those that simply disappeared such as Eknaligoda.

    The trials must be fair and in the open. The court must decide guilt as well as what punishment for those found guilty.

    We must move away from the Lynch mob mentality.

    Now that the robber baron and his clan has bolted it is time that we reinstitute all the agencies that ensure fairness and justice to all.
    Maithripala has an unenviable task. I hope he can create a workable cabinet with all desperate parties held in unity. Tough task I will say.

  • 2
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    Bloody criminal raja crooki is the who gave orders to murder Lasantha and Eknaligoga.he was murdered and taken his body in Dumindha Sivas luxury yoct and dumped in the deep sea

  • 2
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    Had Lasantha was alive he would have even come forward as the common candidate to defeat the corrupt regime.

    As an old Ben, I deeply lamented the assassination of Lasantha.

    People who gave orders to kill Lasantha might leave the country.

    I hope the new Government will do the needful to hang the people/s who gave orders to kill Lasantha.

    Gamini Hanwella

  • 1
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    Citizens, Lasantha’s murderers will be brought to justice for sure… But first, our President must get some breathing space, he has many very important things to attend to… Am certain, President Sirisena will do justice for Sri Lanka….

    We are given a new start fellow Lankans…. lets rock….

  • 1
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    It is very important that a judicial commission must be appointed to fully investigate all killings of the media personnel during the Rajapaksa regime, and action taken against those who committed the crimes.

  • 1
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    All the assassinations, abductions, murders, thievery and many other items should be one of the most important jobs to do. This coward Goat Rajapaksa should be held fully accountable for all the atrocities committed against poor Sri Lankans. Same punishment given to Musolini should be rendered to this entire Rajapakse family.

  • 0
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    Let us not forget the fact that when President Premadasa died in the street, crackers were lit. Why? He had the reputation of being a murderer. But did he actually murder. Minions did that with his blessings, given before or after the crime was committed. The only occasion where he opposed the action of the goons, after the event, was the shooting of Lalith Athulalthmudali.

    All this is the past. With respect to Lasantha, the same model follows. People commit the crime because it pleases the masters and convenient to them. Both MR and MS were the masters. Then who did the crime? Who had all the access to bullets, trailer bikes etc. at the time of the murder? Isn’t he too a part of the present team?

    THIS COULD BE ONE INSTANT WHERE THE RULE OF LAW MAY NOT APPLY.

  • 0
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    LMAO!!!! “Maithree’ was a part of the conspirers who eliminated the nutcase ‘lasantha’ Anyways, thanks for those who did this. Good riddance of bad rubbish.

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