19 August, 2019

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Lasantha’s Daughter Sues Gota In LA; “Mr Nandasena, Here Are The Summons”

By Suranimala Umagiliya

The daughter of Sunday Leader murdered Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, Ahimsa filed action against Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the courts of Los Angeles, California requesting a Jury trial and compensation. Gotabaya who was the Secretary of the Defence Ministry was widely known to be single minded and ruthless. His ruthlessness pervaded all he perceived and was not restricted to the LTTE.

Unlike strictures that bound other Secretaries of Ministries Gotabaya was not bound to follow any such rules. He was often seen making political speeches on behalf of his brothers and extended family. Any other government servant would have been issued a show cause and summarily dismissed. No, not Gotabaya. Apart from the whispered stories of white van abductions alluded to Gotabaya many were the published news of threats to journalists such as Poddala Jayantha and Fredrica Jansz. Yet this man wishes to be President of this country.

“There is no progress without discipline”, says Gotabaya throwing his hat into the ring to run for President. What about discipline for him? White vans, abductions, murder??? Is he a psychopath? Discipline? Certain signs of a budding dictator.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa was seen singing and partying with his ex Army buddies at the residence of his buddy Malraj de Silva ex Army surveyor whose wife runs montessori schools in Los Angeles. Never did he envisage that action would be filed against him as he had hired a legal firm headed by an Indian to cover his back.

Summons were served on Gotabaya on Sunday evening when he was shopping at a Trader’s Joe store. A tap on his back, “Mr Nandasena Gotabaya, summons for you” whilst photo evidence was also obtained shocked the once all powerful man. Let us watch how this action unfolds. Whilst Gotabaya answers whether he gave orders, executed the dastardly deed or supervised. That is the killing of the Internationally celebrated journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge recipient of the World Journalism Hero award and the UN award for Integrity. Lasantha was vilified by the Rajapaksas. But perhaps like all cowards he gave the nod to his trusted ex Army Intelligence Chief who passed down this to the next line and finally to foot soldiers who simply kill people not
known to them for the perks that come with it. Maybe overseas appointments to Embassies et al.

Let us hope that justice for Lasantha and the others will be met by a foreign country as Sri Lanka flounders on.

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  • 56
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    what does the man who has been protecting the rajapaksas all this time have to say about this?

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      Like they all say; “Persecuting War Heroes”, “Political Intimidation”, “targeting Sinhalese Buddhists”, International espionage by CIA, FBI, MI5, MI6, Mossad, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Aliens………….

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        Richard my dear,………The international conspiracy conspired by the CIA, Mossad, MI5 is allied with the Gota and the entirety of the GOVIGAMA RULING ELITE MAFIA. The Zionists who runs the CIA/Mossad et al NEEDS barbaric, mass murdering criminals like the GOVIGAMA ELITES to implement their NWO agenda………. The only known reason LASANTHA’s murder is not given a priority to punish the criminals is the GOVIGAMA ELITE factor. UNP and SLFP gave a signal to the general public is that “ anyone who dares to challenge any GOVI ELITE FAMILY member in implicating for any crime that they have committed or may have committed, will be dealt with death and destruction. There will be no remorse nor any justice as the entire system is under our control”…. kind of message. This is why the Barbarian Gota is a hero to the SINHALA BUDDHIST RELIGIOUS ORDER as they want the 100 years old Buddhist FASCISM to be dominating and the country to be readied for the massacre of MUSLIMS as per to the Israeli contract that the political and the religious order is contracted to…..
        Maybe sometime, he could escape from punishment as the Zionists will back him up protecting him.

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        Srilanken MUSLIM community should come forward and file and another case about the JAMAL KHASHOGGI style misterious murder of Thadjudeen:
        :
        They can file a case against the premedidated killing under the patronage of GOTABAYA Rajakashe as the country’s defence secretary.
        :


        There are speculations and prima facie evidence regarding the criminals that co-sponsored that killing. Even mother of Namal Rajaakshe was alleged to have been complicit in that murder. However, I TRULY believe because of FEARS nobody seems to come forward and force the lanken state to go for proper investigations.
        :
        Thajudeen family – victimized mother and Ekanligoda Family are both going through all the torments, akin, torments of tantalus regarding the progress of the court investigations. However, nothing seems to work regarding the PROPER progress of neither of cases.

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      Dear Ahimsa Wickramarunga,

      Thank you for filing the the against Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, in the great state of California, a state in the Great United States of America, where the Rule of Law and due process still prevails, unlike in the most corrupt state of Sri Lanka, currently run the corrupt politicians, who are regularly elected by the grass eating voters, mean IQ 79.

      Let justice prevail in the USA.

    • 12
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      nalmen – You mean Ranilpaksha?

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      One such person is hiding behind UNP and the other one hiding behind SLFP.
      Those who protects murderers too have Blood in their hands.
      When A nation’s leaders protects murderers there’s nothing more the Justice system can do or they too have Blood in their hands.
      There’s no way forward in Aapeh Aanduwe , the whole lot the Present , Past and the Future leaders too are corrupted to core.
      No wonder Ahimsa Wickrematunge is seeking help from the USA . She has stated beutifully that when Srilanka flounders in its duty in serving Justice seeking justice from elsewhere.
      Good luck girl and Good luck to others seeking justice in the USA .

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        Analyst,
        “Those who protects murderers too have Blood in their hands.”
        —–
        UK Government is protecting terrorist murderer Adel Balasingham. So they too have blood in their hands!
        ——
        Some Western countries have given protection to LTTE murderers. So they too have blood in their hands!
        —–
        TNA politicians are protecting Tamil terrorists who committed heinous crimes against Sinhalayo. So they too have blood in their hands.

        • 3
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          Eagle Eye, .

          the man from DOWN UNDER would always go naked protecting srilankens MAFIA bosses, ridiculously enough attacking the high crimes of the others, nations or other parties he thinks that should be the way.
          :
          May a modicum of wisdom be blessed WITH you before you OCTAGENARIAN leave us in next days.

          You the kind of EVIL MEN filled with RACIAL HATRED to be migrants to AUSTRALIA is a curse to the no doubt about that.

        • 1
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          Eagle Eye….. Frog
          You simple minded illiterate compares Apeh Anduwe Buddha Land Frogland to USA Znd UK super powers? This is the problem with our Frogs.
          They just can’t think or take it, that the Frogland Srilanka is known as the worst corrupted with so much negativity attached to its name.
          This is the country which has been hauled in front of Human Rights twice a year.
          Our Apeh Frogs spends millions of dollars of state money on this twice yearly jaunts by our leaders and war criminal heroes sent in for denying the allegations.
          Our status in the world is reduced to cardboard soldiers and cardboard politicians.
          Ask the UN peacekeeping force. How many times our soldiers have been sent back from countries for committing sexual violence against vulnerable women and children.
          How many times our war prose tried to fabricate the soldiers character to form a list in preparation for peace duties have been rejected by the Peace keeping UN force.
          There’s plenty more .
          So please stop comparing the Frogland to super powers.
          It’s shameful to hold a Srilankan Passport let alone be a Srilankan.

    • 36
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      To Ahimsa ,
      Srilanka is a Buddhist country as we trumpeting to the world of peace and happiness in the name of the noble Lord Buddha, infact no nobleness is happening in SL except Lies , thuggery, murder and sexual violence , all in the name of Lord Buddha. Let alone the criminals are protected by the highest order.
      More to the point even the yellow robed men are in support of these Rogues and murderers.

      The Criminals Politicians and others shares their looted wealth with the yellow robed Mahanayakes , so too they accepts gladly and bless them for their’s and their family long long life to Rob and Murder.
      IGNORANCE IS BLISS.
      What a comedy show in the name of Lord Buddha.

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      nalmen

      Don’t forget the 19th Amendment passed by the man/men who were protecting the Pakses. Wouldn’t he/they claim credit for the 19th Amendment they passed but for which the Legal action in the US would Not have materialised?

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      Dear Ahinsa, (non-violence-the term literally means that non-violence should be the way)

      We salute you- YOUNG LADY, we are always behind you:
      .
      Not Just you but ones met with the brutal murders, followers will strenghthen you next days- so be strong YOUNG LADY ! Truths will corner him putting the bugger ending up in a jail cell either in the US or in our home country

      .
      1) Rathupawasla Shoot – and illegal Army deployment to drive away the innocient marchers killing 3 of them and injuring few dozens.
      .
      2) Brutal massacre in Welikada prison – over 23 prisoners that were unarmed were shot dead and found no different to the scences being created by philipino-Duterte forces last year.
      .
      3) Over 44 journos have been gunned down with dozens went dissappeared not being able to contiue their day today life in CRIME dominated srilanka under the rule of RAJAPAKSHES
      .
      4) 11 young boys, just passing out of their Alevels , getting ready for their Uni education in abroad were abducted, and killed, just because they thought they had close ties with LTTErs. Today Navy commander and other forces are caught by numerous allegations, with the torments of victimized mothers in Colombo tremouring
      .
      5). Ekanligoda, Thadjudee, and numerous others,perhpas whose name are not captured by local media are on the list to have left the country or got dead … by Rajapakshe underground net work…
      .
      6) Some beggars in CLMBO went missing to the very same manner STRAY dogs were collected and put to death. Very surprisingly, all these were carried out amidst the PIRITH SANGAYANAS of pro-Rajakshe BUDDHIST monks
      That is why I always believe, SRILANKENway of SO CALLED SINHALA BUDDHIST LIFE is MILES away from REAL TEACHINGS OF BUDDHA.


      Let s work together for JUSTICE.
      :
      No doubt, truths will succeed in the end, albeit took long.

  • 37
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    Where is the picture taken while summons were being handed over?

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      Summons were issued at Joe traders car park , Pasadena , California.
      Was it the 7/11 petrol shed where he worked before turning into a multimillionaire torture , street Rowdy of SL ??
      I mean before asking the silliest question on record on Tv , Hee Hee heeee who is Lasantha eh ?
      He! Hee!! Heeeee!! Heeeeeeéeeeeee.

  • 8
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    A person whom I know is a Lawyer in the US.
    That person bills the Clients USD 500 per Hour. And it is only Corporate Work.
    Just imagine what a Criminal lawyer in LA charges.
    This Ahimsa must have a lot of Dosh..
    Anyway that is not my business.

    Dr Ranil, the current Yahapalana PM is on Record saying his current Buddy and Field Marshall Fonny did it. I mean killed Lasantha.
    And it is in Hansard.

    If Nandasena is smart, all he has to do is get a copy of the Hansard and give it the LA Judge.
    Nandasena will have to do it himself.
    Because as I said, Nandasen hasn’t t got even a Apartment in Colombo to sell and pay the Legal Bills.
    Just imagine how much the Legal Bill will be, if he hired a Criminal Lawyer in Los Angeles ..
    Nande wouldn’t be able to afford even a Hispanic Lawyer.

    BTW , I thought Gota would have a fancy name to go along with all those ” powers” as indicated here.
    Nandasena whom I knew in my Home Town used to dig the Dirt to lay pipes for a Pipe Bass aka Plumber.

    Wonder what Dr Ranil’s Middle name is ?..

    • 35
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      The lawyers in LA don’t charge as much as Romesh.

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “This Ahimsa must have a lot of Dosh.. Anyway that is not my business.”

      If so why are you poking your nose into her private business?
      You sound like as if she had stolen your grandma’s lifetime savings.
      Are you being jealous?

      Didn’t Premadasa also indicate who burnt down the library, implegating your Basil’s Guru the Dutta Gamani? Then what happened?

      Is the USA making Gota martyr/hero before the next elections?

      I have a philosophical question.
      Is Karma a bitch?
      Please answer this question when you are not sober.

      • 8
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        Very fine comment of NV!!! We are aghast to see KAS’s comment!

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          Pronto,
          Shit coming from NV got a nice smell?

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            Eagle Blind Eye

            “Shit coming from NV got a nice smell?”

            Before it hits the fan, run for cover and shut your mouth in good time, in case.

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        Dear Native,
        Ahimsa, and Santhanathan , the Torture Survivor backed by Yasmin Sooka?
        What a formidable Combination..legally as well as financially..
        -..
        Nandasena is totally rooted, this time.
        Are you going to open at least a Cheap Bubbly from Ontario.?…

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      Hollow KAS,

      What do you know about LA lawyers? All we know is that you were just a coolie in Toronto during MaRa’s regime. May be you are day dreaming of going to LA on a plump post from Nandasena one day.

      Remember, Nandasena will be holed up in a cell soon and your day dream will evaporate into thin air

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      Sumane,

      Recently somebody said in parliament that LTTE ships are voyaging under Old Royal flag under KP’s overseeing. Ahimsa and Samathanam’s lawyers should seeks KP’s present in US to establish Old Royals’ wealth to recover the compensations. Ahimsa should thinking about calling Janzy and Ponny. There is good chance Janzy may volunteer if asked. It is better Ponny to go because this is a easy process for him to his immigration process sorted out. There is no court order against him, so he need not to spend money on court to obtain a release. All what needed is just to apply to Immigration to reconsider his Visa. Ahimsa case is not a War Hero Case. Anyway Ponny has said he has evidence of Old Brother Prince ordering Army to go for excess.

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      Nandasena, the plumber? Then you must be from Thimbirigasyaya.

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      You are a racist no matter where you live, though sounds like you are in America by the phrase Hispanic Lawyer? Do they come cheap because of the colour? Sounds like Trump.You fit to Sri Lanka and not to America! We all do some work around the house though your Nande certainly did not do digging for a job. He certainly dug graves for others during his tenure in SL. He has no money? Of course not under his name. That may be why he was shopping at Trader Joes! Yet having or not having money is not an issue for a judge/jury to deliver a verdict. You sound so ignorant and prejudiced. Get your biases away and you will see light!

    • 6
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      Now that local voices are raising question after question, how about

      listening to what MY3 will say at his next public meeting for local

      entertainment! Local Black-coats will be packing up for a meeting

      in LA.

    • 1
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      Saman is his middle name.

  • 29
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    ”Dittadamma Vedhaniya Kamma” Our constitution says” The republic of Sri Lanka should give the first and foremost place to Buddhism and foster and promote Buddhism etc etc. This is how Rajapakse’s did and now paying for their sins.

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      Upali,

      The constitution says Buddhism, and NOT Para-Sinhala Para-“🍖Buddhism”.

  • 37
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    I don’t think it will now be possible for Mr. Rajapakse to run from court to court in the U.S.A seeking stay orders, like he did/does here with gay abandon.
    Will Romesh be summoned?

    • 18
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      Craig – There is a strong possibility that RogueMesh may be summoned!

      • 3
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        There is a strong possibility that Trump will let him go home on condition that he Spies on China for Amreicccaaa . Kaput……..

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          analyst

          or gives trinco harbour to the US if he becomes president.trump is a deal man.

          • 0
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            Don Juan Dharmapala gave the Kingdom of Kotte to the Portuguese .
            Mahinda Rajapaksa gave other purses to the Chinese.

  • 30
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    Mr. Gamarala , Can you now protect this guy? Or is it all your idea that summons were served? Whatever it is MY3 , you are a cunning guy. Did MR has had a hand in this?
    So that ID fraud Shiranthi’s path is clear for the candidacy. Whatever it is our political story is better than a mystery novel.

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    What a cynical international conspiracy against this hero who saved the country from the Tiger menace.

    The continuing attempts to make a saint out of this erratic, immoral fool is simply disgusting.-

    [edited out]

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      Of what relevance is anybody’s ethnic origins? What is wrong with any one belonging to the 7th Day Adventist Chutch, or any religious group at all? I fail to see the relevance of any of it to justify a man being mustered and a daughter seeking justice.

  • 29
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    SF’s name was mentioned in the parliament as he was the commander of the army. Anybody would have thought as lower down soldiers were involved in these killings that SF had given orders. Now after investigations, it shows that several groups were working outside SF’s authority. Other question is if SF was involved in criminal acts, why did GR send him to jail using some minor (bogus) offense.

  • 34
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    Gotabhaya under the corrupt regime of his brother unprecedentedly went on a rampage of robbing the government, killing, robbing and kidnapping their political enemies and Lasantha was one of them. If there is justice in Sri Lanka we should see Gotabhaya and his cohorts adequately punished. Let us hope that Lasantha’s daughter will have justice served. He wants to be President. What a joke Bensen

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      Bensen Berner

      Is there any academic worth the salt who could theoretically defend Gota from being sued in US courts?
      How about sending our own products eminent legal eagles such as, Gl, Sarath N. Silva, Mohan Peiris, Mahinda, Namal Baby, Udhaya Ganapathipilla, the outstanding Young Person (TOYP) in the field of legal affairs in 1998 Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, ……. Champa, soma, JD, NAKia, Taraki, Eagle Blind Eye, …. ………….. to defend white vanning Gota?

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        Namal Baby is black listed in the US. Aneh pow. The last time he was taken off the plane bound to the US was in the Gulf state.
        Silli Lanka played the card that he did not have the right documents.
        Why do they get on the plane without the right documents? It’s beggars belief! Surely.
        These Frogs when they leave the comfort zone of bribery and corrupted Silli Lanka they think the Whole world too are corrupted like themselves the Srilankan Frogs.
        Pow neh!!
        Ignorance is Bliss. Frogs in well.

      • 0
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        NV
        Why did you forget to include our Greatest most Eminent Professorial Legal Eagle G.L.P. in your list of those going to LA to defend Gota?

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          Uthungan

          He is the first one in my selection of legal eagles, GL but shortened the initials. How could anyone forget him.

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            NV
            Thanks.
            I have decided to throw away my 12 yer old pair of specs.

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    Now that there is a case pending against Gota in a US court of law, would the US authorities cancel his citizenship to enable him to contest for Presidency in SL?

    Whether Gota’s US citizenship is revoked or not, this is a man who sought greener pastures abroad & pledged allegiance to his adopted country. It seems obvious to me that he sees the grass is greener in SL now & his return is nothing to do with patriotism. Despite the rhetoric of Gota being a tough administrator who gets things done & given the credit of ‘beautifying’ Colombo, there is also the matter of costs involved in all his ‘endeavours’ & alleged vigilantism, not to mention the corruption & abuse of power, which his die hard fans seem to forget.

    I hope Lasantha’s family will get the justice they deserve in the US because all the so called ‘ranaviruwo’ are above the law in SL, confirmed publicly by present & past Presidents of SL. It is said that sometimes justice is blind but in SL, it is justice denied.

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      Raj-UK

      “Whether Gota’s US citizenship is revoked or not, this is a man who sought greener pastures abroad & pledged allegiance to his adopted country.”

      You mean he was an American mercenary who did what the Americans thought was necessary between 1987 and 1991 as part of cleaning up South Asian region. He was rewarded with American citizenship.

      At an opportune moment Hindians hired him to clean up the mess that was created in the early 1970.

      Just like his Tamil brethren VP Gota was a useful mercenary for the American as well as Hindians.

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    “Let us hope that justice for Lasantha and the others will be met by a foreign country as Sri Lanka flounders on.”
    Let us hope that this M.F. bastard is hung by the scruff of his neck until pronounced ….

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    Sorry guys this sinhala veeraya will escape from justice…..USA foreign policy ……as long as sinhala Buddhist show their back to any one they will survive……tamil idiots stubborn mind set …they have to suffer….

    • 8
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      Jamis Muthu Banda
      the Tamil speaking Sinhalam

      “as long as sinhala Buddhist show their back to any one they will survive”

      Just like his Tamil brethren VP did when he claimed to have been fighting in the interest of Tamils.

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    Ahimsa – your Father must be proud of you. As there is NO JUSTICE in Sri Lanka, let justice prevail in the United States

  • 8
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    Don’t worry unlike in Sri Lanka lawyers from the US public defender system would appear free for any person who has no money to retain a lawyer, or, if he wants to retain a lawyer, buddies in California or businesses in SL that directly benefited during his term, could meet the legal costs.

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    Well done Ahimsa. Let there be justice for your father, and all other journalists, who have been threatened, kidnapped, and murdered. All to cover the Rajapaksa crimes, and keep them in power. Good luck to you, and those who are supporting you.

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    I agree with you Amarasiri the majority of voters are grass eating individuals. I do hope and pray that Lasanthas daughter will be successful.

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    What has Ranil and Mathree got to say about the cases? They came to power promising to take action against all murderers but have they taken action against any one at all?.
    They have been trying to shield all the criminals and they should be charged for covering the sins like Karanagoda.

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      K.Anaga

      Maithree has taken action only one choosed him to give chance to be president Ranil no power to take action against all murderers his thinking standard

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    Let us not run out and break open the Champagne to celebrate the downfall of Gothabaya Rajapakse.- Not Yet!

    This is a civil law suit – not a criminal charge. That is why there was no arrest, no perp walk, not even an indictment.

    Both Roy Samathanam and Ahimsa Wickrematunge are alleging that Gothabaya’s actions caused them harm (torture for Samathanam, and death for Wickrematunge) seeking damages for harm done to them by Gothabaya’s actions.

    Both Samathanam and Ahimsa need to prove their claim based on a preponderance of evidence and not ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’, a standard that a criminal indictment would require.

    In other words – on a scale when all the facts are considered, plaintiffs need only to prove that it is more likely that Gothabaya caused the alleged harm to the plaintiffs in the case than otherwise.

    It is a slow, painfully long process and very costly for both plaintiffs and the respondent.

    O.J Simpson who was acquitted in the criminal case of murder of his wife was found guilty in a civil case brought against him by wife Nicole Simpson’s family and lost all his assets to settle the damage claim.

    Gothabaya and military officers who committed any crimes when engaged in the final stages of the war need to worry more about ‘Universal Jurisdiction” – a new legal doctrine that is now being applied by many countries to bring errand political and military leaders to justice.
    These wrongdoers run the risk of being arrested and detained when they leave the shores of Sri Lanka.

    But the amazing irony surrounding the Gothabaya charge is this:

    Plaintiff in one case is: Samathanam.
    Plaintiff in the second case is: Ahimsa.

    Samathanam = Peace.
    Ahimsa = respect for all living things and avoidance of violence toward others.

    Talk about poetic justice!

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      Ugly American,

      You have raised some valid points. However, my question is can a civil court in LA find Gothabhaya and only him from an entire government find him financially responsible for these dubious claims?

      The torture boy has a better chance after all. Because LW may have very well been killed by the LTTE, the EPDP or even Army intelligence?

      Does any of the US defense Secretaries financially liable for the collective actions of the CIA?

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        They – all FIVE EYE Countries – banned broadcasting Michael Jackson’s songs.

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    Wonder whether Lasantha will be proud or sad..If he knew the truth or saw through it.
    None of us know whether Ahimsa is being used or not.
    Why she had to face so long is a mystery when Uncle Ranil knows who done it.
    Uncle Ranil is the main witness. Will he carry the Hansard or the hazard to court ?
    Will the pages be missing…………….

    Well done Ahimsa, another SL wonder & those behind her.

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    Too late. This should have been done when long ago. I think I read in CT that he has already put his papers t renounce his US citizenship in order to enter politics in SL.

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    Ahimsa dhiyani! I am so proud of your courage. I hope you and your family will get justice which you didn’t get in your own mother land. Good luck!

  • 14
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    Now there is hope, Lasantha’s family will get justice in a foreign country, which has been denied to them in their own country.

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    The poor sharks in Gota’s pond will have to die now without any human flesh. Gota will have to stay behind in the US for a long time. GL Peiris will keep talking endlessly about the war crimes of the US leaders to no effect. No one takes the professor seriously anyway. So, the fat beauty queen will have the way clear. But, can a catholic be president of SL? What will the Mahanayakes say? We live in interesting times. Sillysena will have his hope up.

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    This summons could mean two things to Srilankan political scenarios . Promoting
    Gota or kicking him out of the race ! This move coming close to president election
    heat could affect major parties in an unpredictable way and the US knows this .
    One Sinhalese and one Tamil have marched forward to confront Gota but on a
    foreign soil and on cases that happened on another territory ! We hear and see these
    days how suspected drug dealers who are in remands of Dubai are being deported
    to Srilanka and of them , some are freed and others are remanded . They were taken
    in not for crimes committed back in Srilanka but in Dubai . The hearing in Gota case
    will somehow require help from Srilankan authorities and that’s where Ranil Govt
    faces the dilemma ! So , it’s going to be a cloudy scene I suppose .

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    This is great news. I hope Gota will have to pay big money when he found guilty like OJS. I hope many others will file civil cases against GR for killing their loved ones. Katunayaka victims, walikada prison victims, etc. US authorities will track GR’s hidden money he stole from Sri Lanka.

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    Hope the US will be able to give life back to Lasantha; to give maximum justice to Ahimsa even though its quite late.

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    The costs of Litigation, for both Ahimsa and Roy Samathanam would run into Millions of US Dollars.
    Even the Respondent Gota will have to pocket out quite a tidy sum to defend the suit.He may not have a problem on this score. The MIG deal [which Lasantha exposed] kickbacks are in his kitty!
    Most probably, Ahimsa and Samathanam have financial and Legal backing. The timing of the whole operation could not have been a knee jerk reaction. Considerable planning was put in place. They must have known Gota would sooner or later turn up in the USA before his Presidential bid!
    Anyway, this may be the last chance to reign in Gota.
    Best of luck to Ahimsa and Samathanam. Whats in a name?

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      Dear Plato,
      .
      I hadn’t been paying too much attention to these issues because I was so busy on other things. Similarly, with you, I guess.
      .
      All these events have to do with us Sri Lankans finding ourselves a decent, honest and humane leader. We’re all trying to get that done in various ways. I wonder if you are aware of what I stumbled upon two days ago about the irony that had befallen one of the guys who has to get our own election.
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      I hope that you will let us know what you think. Even the Miller-Prize-winning brother was not aware of the problems caused by doing things too well.

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        Dear Sinhala Man,
        I believe the truths will always succeed, even if it can take years. I have no idea about your own exp, but I have dozens of example in my life that the lies would not be cemented over forever.
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        I also believe General Fonseka will reveal lot more truths behind the extra judicial killings in the post war episodes, if he would have been interogated accordingly.
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        Stupidly enough that the masses in the country are being misled by THEIR TV channels (adulation) on and on- this is no that different to what we go tot see in North Korea. North koreans would
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        This is the reason why I beg YOU GUYS with god given talents to write articles should focus on ” LANKEN PRESS AND MEDIA ETHICs”. Much more awarness programs should be there anticipating a palpable change the thinking patterns of the masses.

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    What is this nonsense! War heroes cannot enjoy vacations outside of SL or even work as collection agents at local schools!
    We thought war heroes are allowed to do @#$% inside or outside of SL!
    Looking forward to hear from Vimal sir to pump-up our sprits as roaring lions again instead of being treated as pussy cats!

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    My friend brother was in USA, for Srilanka army training in Period, he( Tamil) and his friend ( Sinhala) , both was had removing. Gold(18,c) from Shoes, ( no American army officers don’t know this matter, ) but later Army intelligent officers found the removed gold ( shoe gold), because Americans not like Srilankan, then two persons deported to Srilanka, This matter ( those day Government) knew, today news Verra Gota. Wait for the Justice , if USA government take action against Gota, then Others ( Karuna & KP) , there, ( Justice Never die)

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