27 June, 2019

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“Liar, Liar! Sarong On Fire”: Sri Lankan President & Prime Minister Caught Lying To Cover Their Inaction 

By Thishya Weragoda –

Thishya Weragoda

The buck must ALWAYS passed FROM here” must be the sign on top of President Maithripala Sirisena’s table. It must also be on the tables of several Ministers of the Government including the Prime Minister. In fact it must have been there on the tables when they got to the respective offices. Their predecessors too must have had it when they got there too. It is a hallmark of Sri Lankan politics to pass the buck. 

However passing the buck in the magnitude we have seen in the last 5 days is unprecedented. The President, Prime Minister and the State Minister of Defense all have dodged their responsibilities. The blame has conveniently been shifted to the Inspector General of Police and the Defense Secretary who are being forced to resign in the aftermath. 

The President, during a discussion with religious leaders on 26th April 2019 said, inter alia  that there are no laws that allow for the banning of the NTJ. The Prime Minister in an interview with SkyNews (UK) said that there are no laws in place to arrest returning ex-ISIS fighters as joining a foreign terrorist group is not a crime. 

Both these comments by the President and the Prime Minister are highly irresponsible and erroneous and makes Sri Lanka look like a primitive nation whose laws have not caught up with the 21st century. In fact both statements are outright lies. Although it is true to an extent, that our Parliament has not legislated to catch up with the advancements of the world, we do have the necessary legal framework to cover both situations which were referred to by the President and the Prime Minister. 

National Defense and Maintenance of Public Security 

It is a basic concept that we, the sovereign citizens, waive “our natural rights in favor of the State, which by its protection, reconcile equality and freedom”.[1] This is considered as the social contract of a  functioning democracy. Therefore in exchange for protection, equality and freedom, we abdicate our sovereign rights in favour of the State. 

Article 4(b) of the Constitution of the Republic enacts that “the executive power of the People, including the defence of Sri Lanka, shall be exercised by the President of the Republic elected by the People”. Thus there is a direct obligation on the incumbent President to ensure the defence of the Republic both from internal and external aggressions. Further, the President has the sole discretion to declare war and peace, and that discretion is the only discretion exercised by the President which is not subject to judicial review by the Supreme Court[2] in any Fundamental Rights application.[3] 

For the maintenance of good order and peace of any democratic Republic, laws that provide for exigencies and emergencies are essential. Although in ordinary course, the Legislature must make laws that applies for situations, in emergency situation where ordinary public life is in danger, the executive must have the power to make laws that takes back control of the situation. In Sri Lanka this aspect is covered by the Public Security Ordinance.

Article 155 of the Constitution gives legal validity to the Public Security Ordinance. It enacts inter alia  that any regulations, made under the Public Security Ordinance has the legal effect to override, amend or suspend the operation of any law or Statue of the Provincial Councils, except the provisions of the Constitution. – This is an important safeguard in the Constitution. It ensures that an eccentric President cannot suspend the operation of the Constitution and declare himself king, by proclaiming that there is an emergency. There are further safeguards that are placed in the Constitution to ensure that an overzealous President does not arrogate unimaginable powers unto himself. Any proclamation of emergency must be forthwith be communicated with the Parliament, and approved by Parliament within 14 days of being issued. Emergency declared by  Proclamation is valid for a period of 30 days only, and must be extended by the President every 30 days and all such extensions must be approved by Parliament and if Parliament does not approve such proclamation, the proclamation of emergency shall immediately cease to be valid. These important constitutional safeguards and prominence is given to the Public Security because the President is expected to react swiftly and diligently to emergencies only and not to abuse the powers entrusted with him. 

State of Emergency and Emergency Regulations 

It is in this background the Public Security Ordinance must be assessed. In terms of Section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance, the President in his absolute discretion may declare that an emergency situation has arisen and bring Part II of the Ordinance into operation. Until such Order is issued, Part II of the Public Security Ordinance remains inoperative. Although the calamitous events took place on Sunday 21st April 2019, since the President was overseas, Emergency could not be declared until a day later.[4] 

By the aforesaid Order, Part II of the Public Security Ordinance was brought into force, no regulations in terms of Section 5 were issued immediately thereafter. Originally the Government Printer’s website indicated that the Emergency Regulations were to be published under Gazette Extraordinary No. 2120/04. However, it was only available on 24rd April 2019 at 7AM under Gazette Extraordinary No. 2020/05 giving a strong indication that the Emergency Regulations were in fact not actually published on 22nd April 2019 as indicated in the Order. Adding further to the mystery the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2120/04 was published on 23rd April 2019 calling the Tri-Forces to maintain public Order. In fact it was only on 23rd April 2019, a whole 2 days later that the tri-forces were deployed to maintain public security. Although the changes and delays in publishing the Gazettes seems so trivial in the larger scheme of things, it clearly demonstrates that the President nor his public officials had any preparedness to respond to any form of emergency. 

Insofar as the President is concerned, he is now empowered to legislate during the emergency period overriding the laws enacted by parliament. Therefore his argument that there are no laws that could be used to proscribe the NTJ[5] is factually false. The first option available to him is to promulgate an Emergency Regulation to proscribe the NTJ. Given that it is an urgent matter, this is the very purpose of Emergency Regulations – to urgently make regulations that could cover situations of the nature we are faced with. In fact, in 1998 after the bombing of the Sri Dalada Maligawa, the then President Kumaratunga proscribed the LTTE by way of an Emergency Regulation.[6] Thus there is precedence of such immediate action being taken in the aftermath of grave tragedies. Similar steps could have been taken by the President, if he so desired and/or if he was duly advised by the eminent counsel who advise him. 

The second option available to the President is to proscribe the NTJ under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. This aspect would be considered subsequently. 

Prevention of Terrorism Act No. 48 of 1979

In the aftermath of threatened and actual violence by the LTTE, in 1978 the National State Assembly enacted “The Proscribing of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Other Similar Organizations Law, No. 16 of 1978”, which was in operation for a period of 2 years. In the meantime, repealing the said law, the Parliament in 1979, enacted a temporary legislation – until a better law is drafted – the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act No. 48 of 1979 with the view of the said temporary provisions being in force for 3 year from date of commencement.[7] Thereafter, in 1982, the said time limit of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act was repealed by an amendment[8] making the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act indefinite in its operation. 

Section 27 of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act provides that the Minister of Defense may make regulations under the Act for the purposes of carrying out or giving effect to the purposes and provisions of the Act. In 2011, when the Government decided to lift the State of Emergency which existed, the question arose as to how the LTTE could be continued to be proscribed as the proscription has happened by way of Emergency Regulations in terms of the Public Security Ordinance. Therefore, the then Minister of Defence promulgated new regulations[9] under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.   

Thus it appears that what is needed to proscribe the NTJ is a set of Regulations promulgated by the President. He need not even draft the regulations afresh as he could simply copy, paste and modify the existing regulations which prohibit the LTTE. Subsequently if there are any shortfalls, additional regulations may be brought into effect. 

Therefore the claim by President that there are no laws are in existence to proscribe the NTJ or any other terrorist organizations is grossly false and erroneous. In fact, it is an outright lie. It is nothing more than attempting to shift blame to others for the incompetence of the incumbent. It also appears that the President has no genuine interest in proscribing the NTJ or any other fundamentalist or terrorist groups operating in Sri Lanka. 

Meanwhile speaking to SkyNews, UK, the Prime Minister stated that Sri Lanka has no laws that could have been used to arrest returning ISIS fighters.[10] This too is an outright lie. In fact, the Prime Minister, was part of the legislature back in 1978 when the Prevention of Terrorism Act was enacted, which is one of the laws which could have been used to arrest and prosecute returning ISIS fighters. Someone on Facebook had quite cheekily asked “we have laws to arrest a bunch of boys for showing their asses on top of pidurangala, but no laws to arrest an ISIS terrorist when entering the Country?”. Though the question is an oversimplification of the issue, that is the sentiment shared by the vast majority of the online community. 

For argument’s sake, let us assume the Prime Minister was correct. Even then, have the intelligence community interrogated them on their return to the Country? Have they been put on a terror watchlist? Were their activities after return to the country monitored to see if they engage in illegal activities?  These are the answers the Prime Minister must provide. Instead, the Prime Minister makes such unwise an ill-advised comments to overseas media making the entire nation the laughingstock of the world. 

The Prevention of Terrorism Act defines “unlawful activities”[11]  to cover acts done within or outside of Sri Lanka which would be an offence under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. In fact, many have been arguing for many years that the reach of the Prevention of Terrorism Act is too wide and draconian. The retuning ISIS fighters could have been arrested under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act if the government was so inclined. Citizens have been arrested and detained under these provisions for much less in the past and it is well documented.

Another aspect that has slipped the minds of the legal luminaries who advise the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister himself is the provisions of the Penal Code. It is a basic principle of law that laws are territorial unless specific extraterritorial jurisdiction is conferred by the legislature. 

The Penal Code in its original form only envisaged the punishment of offenders for offences committed within the territory of Sri Lanka. However, by way of the Penal Code (Amendment) Act No. 32 of 1991 the applicability of the Penal Code was extended to offences committed by Sri Lankan Diplomats residing overseas. Thereafter, in 2006 by a further amendment, the Penal Code was made applicable to offences committed by all Sri Lankans in overseas territories.[12] Therefore if the former ISIS fighters had engaged in any activity that violated any provision of the Penal Code, they may have been arrested and prosecuted if the Government so desired.  The Judicature Act provides that the High Court has the jurisdiction to hear such cases.[13]

It is thus evident that the failure to Ban the NTJ or ISIS in Sri Lanka or to arrest returning ex-ISIS fighters were not due to any legislative lacuna but the lack of competence of the government to make use of the available legal provisions to do so. 

Therefore, the narrative extended by the President that there are no laws in place to proscribe the NTJ and the narrative by the Prime Minister that it is not illegal to join an overseas terrorist organization are outright lies. As the two most powerful persons of the Republic, they should not be so callous or ignorant with their words at this juncture. They should be reassuring the public that every step is taken forthwith and not procrastinated. Sadly the reverse has happened over the entire last week. 

Mr. President, Mr. Prime Minister, you two should hear yourselves on media. You two have been providing nothing more than comic relief in this time of grief. Either you two get your act together. Illegally blocking access to some websites and communication applications does not resolve all problems of the Country. Plasters don’t work when one needs surgery. The public have caught on to your lies. 

1. Rousseau’ Social Contract Theory 

2. eg.: Sunila Abesekara v. Ariya Rubasinghe (2001) 1 Sri LR 314. 

3. Proviso (2) to Article 35 of the Constitution. 

4. Gazette Extraordinary No. 2120/03

5. “Commenting on the National Thowheed Jamath, President Sirisena noted that they are looking into banning the NTJ but that they do not have the necessary laws to implement a ban. The President stated that they are looking into the acts passed by the Australian Parliament to help Sri Lanka draft the required Laws.”

{https://www.newsfirst.lk/2019/04/26/no-laws-to-ban-the-national-thowheed-jamath-president/} [last access 27th April 2019]

6. Emergency (Proscribing of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) Regulation No. 1 of 1998 published in Gazette Extraordinary No. 1012/16 dated  27th  January 1998 

7. Section 29, Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act No. 48 of 1979

8. Section 4, Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Act, No. 10 of 1982.

9. Prevention of Terrorism (Proscription of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) Regulations No. 1 of 2011 published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 1721/2 dated 29th August 2011.

10. “Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told Sky News the country’s government knew Sri Lankan nationals who had joined Islamic State had returned to the country but they could not be arrested as joining a foreign terrorist organisation is not against the law”  https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak/status/1121445572991488000?s=11 [last access: 27th April 2019] 

11. “unlawful activity” means any action taken or act committed by any means whatsoever, whether within or outside Sri Lanka, and whether such action was taken or act was committed before or after the date of Coming into operation of all or any of the provision of this Act in the commission or in connection with the commission of any offence under this Act or any act committed prior to the date of passing of this Act, which act would, if committed after such date, constitute an offence under this Act.

12. “A national of Sri Lanka shall be liable to punishment under this Code and not otherwise, for every act or omission contrary to the provisions thereof, committed outside Sri Lanka of which he shall be guilty, whether or not such national enjoys diplomatic immunity in respect of such act or omission, which is granted by a foreign State by reason of his diplomatic status in such State.” s. 2(2), Penal Code, as amended by s.2, Penal Code (Amendment) Act No. 16 of 2006.

13 (1) The High Court shall ordinarily have the power and authority and is hereby required to hear, try and determine in the manner provided for by written law all prosecutions on indictment instituted therein against any person in respect of-

(f) any offence wherever committed by any person, who is a citizen of Sri Lanka, in any place outside the territory of Sri Lanka or/on board or in relation to any ship or aircraft of whatever category.

s.9(f), Judicature Act No. 2 of 1978

* The author would like to thank and appreciate several legal experts who provided material and guidance to write this article. Though they wish to be unnamed, their contribution is acknowledged. 

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    Will Modayas at least now understand why these Eastern Musulims. were against the merger of N-E?
    Already in Eastern Province, all government departments are being manned by Mususlims where Tamila is the majority here.
    Land grabbing,thuggery is at its peak when Tamils suffered no one care.
    Now ???????
    Till last week only Tamils were against to Musulims today Sinhalese as well as the international community are against you.
    Sinhalese will never ever trust Musulims for Generations.
    US never ever tolerate the murder of her citizen they will go to the roots of these fanatics.
    Allow US troops in N-E to weed out these pests. because SL Sinhala cardboard security forces can`t do any thing .
    Recently one Australian senator described Mususlims are pests,uncivilized humans how preciously he has judged them .
    Cheers
    Cheers
    Cheers
    Arab masters will never ever help you they already treat Asian Musulims as shits.

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      This is hate speech. There are many good muslims who fought and died for our country
      Muthalif, meedin, lapir many more.
      There are alot of nice muslim doctors , teachets ect.
      Most of the common poor nanas and thambis are just normal kind people.
      Terrorists are the enemy.

      We all are humans first before getting devided into religeons

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        To Cholan, You have said above…”US never ever tolerate the murder of her citizen they will go to the roots of these fanatics”…. i think you should need more information as to write more information… there is a Youtube video that speaks the same thing that you have written and its titled as:
        Is Someone Trying To Start a Global Holy War? TruNews
        https://youtu.be/0SYpUfdqiak
        pls watch, it will help you to write more about this attack.

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          Radical Ideas,

          Cholan, has a comprehension and critical thinking problem, stemming from his low IQ, and the mean for the land is 79. He needs more time, to comprehend the different forces impacting these terrorist events.

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            Now your Musulim bruders have proved that they have highest IQ than you?

            Why there was no incidents like this when there was LTTE?

            All these Isulamic warriors were hiding in holes with fear..now they don’t care about your Sinhala cardboard forces.

            Suppose if LTTE exist today your Sinhala bruders would have massacred 1000 of Tamils blaming then for attack.

            Go and congratulate your musulim bruders in police custody.

            Do you know how many Tamils were killed ..villages looted ..burned..temples demolished ..raped by your musulim bruders in the past.with the support of Sinhala cardboard security forces?

            Cheers

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            Amarasiri, I think the guy is shaken by something and PTSD is causing all problems. I wonder if he watched the video. Had he then he would be the one is more FEARFUL to the truth than anyone else. These events are scripted by the Zionist masters. Better he take to pots to relieve from this mental ordeal… poor bugger.

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              @ Radical Ideas

              Shall we call these butchers as “Soldiers of Gods”?.
              If you say these guys are TERRORISTS then you will go to HELL ( by which flight’?)
              In private Musulims celebrate these attacks.
              He He He
              By inviting US and other Western agencies here Muslims have dig their own grave .

              GOOD LUCK

              Already Musulims in M.E are begging for asylum in the infidel Western countries because even after 5 time prayers their BIG GOD is unable to save their life.
              Why drag Zionists to cover up the massacare of your Mususlim Bruders ?
              Why you all your Arabs together are unable to crush this tiny Isareal ?,it seems your BIG ONE AND ONLY GOD is so weak.
              So if someone support this attack it seems he/she is financed by ISIS?

              Cheers

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                Cholan, watch the video. Do not speculate on whose what and Terrorists is shown in that video…. Do not forget that the Sinhala Buddhist Racist Network is one of the oldest Terrorists who has the state backing and running for more than 70+ years giving birth to Tamil Hindu Saiva Terrorism, JVP Marxist Terrorism and the Moslem or Islamic Terrorism…. the MOTHER that gives birth to all other TERRORISM. Bravo to Sinhala Buddhism.

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                Cholan, let the Muslims get what they want. But, the danger is more grave to the Sinhala racists. You know why??? The US is getting ready to bust the Muslim Iran and Muslim Pakistan and then China is also on the card. So, according to SOFA agreement, muck head Sinhala Racist Network have to provide the space for the Military Base. When the War begins, whom do you think is going to recieve the Ballistic Missiles and Nuclear bombs???? The SL people consisting Sinhala, Tamils, Muslims and Christians. So, its a gift to all of them from the Geo Political mass murderers. Thats the time the Sinhala population will be waking up to the sudden shock in the discovery of the REAL ENEMY in the Very same Sinhala Racist Mafia Network. Till it happens, Have a COKE!

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          US listening to neo con Jewish group and attempting invade Sri lanka is an invitation to global war involving Chin, Russia, Pakistan, Turky , Arabs and Israel. It will take only a few minutes to disappear Israel. We know well this the work of Israel to create reason to invade and help Tigers.

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        Muslim beg you when he is alone.

        But will hit you when he is with other Musulims.

        These creatures are the most unreliable species in this world.

        Cheers

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      cholan,

      Give up your hatred. It is bad for you. Learn to love other homo sapiens.

      1. “Will Modayas at least now understand why these Eastern Musulims. were against the merger of N-E?”

      Why did the Tamils wanted the merger of N-E? Wasn’t North Sufficient? Not only the Muslims, the Sinhala also did not want it.

      2. “Land grabbing,thuggery is at its peak when Tamils suffered no one care.
      Now ???????”

      Wasn’t the LTTE in the business of land grabbing and expelling?

      3. “Till last week only Tamils were against to Musulims today Sinhalese as well as the international community are against you.”

      Correct, because the Muslims decided to tolerate and appease the Satan following Wahhabi-Salafies, and clones. Nobody wins by appeasing Satan and its followers.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

      Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E

      How to debate with the so called Wahhabi-Salafiyyah and their clones, ISIS, NTJ etc

      4. “Sinhalese will never ever trust Musulims for Generations”

      Yes, the same way the Sinhala do not trust the Tamils. However, they, thinking Sinhala do understand that this is by a small fringe terrorist group, whereas with LTTE Tamils, it was a large Tamil group, with the majority of Tamils supporting the LTTE terrorists aka separatists.

      5. “Allow US troops in N-E to weed out these pests. because SL Sinhala cardboard security forces can`t do any thing “

      No need for US troops or Indian troops. . . Give to Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka. He will do the needful, just like he took are of the LTTE Terrorist/Separatists.

      6. “Arab masters will never ever help you they already treat Asian Musulims as shits.”

      Yes, but do the idiotic Sri Lankan Muslims, mean IQ 79, understand that?

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        Imagine if this allowed for few years in Eastern province entire
        Country would be in ruins.

        Certainly SL Musulims can’t plan and do this..there are big people in and out of SL.

        Still musulim fearing backlash are in denial mood blaming others as usual.

        Every mosque were aware about this developments but Isulam prohibit musulim expose musulim even if he is a crook..thief..murderer of they do they will go to HELL many be in Bedouin Saudi Arabia.

        Cheers

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        Now your Musulim bruders have proved that they have highest IQ than you?

        Why there was no incidents like this when there was LTTE?

        All these Isulamic warriors were hiding in holes with fear..now they don’t care about your Sinhala cardboard forces.

        Suppose if LTTE exist today your Sinhala bruders would have massacred 1000 of Tamils blaming then for attack.

        Go and congratulate your musulim bruders in police custody.

        Do you know how many Tamils were killed ..villages looted ..burned..temples demolished ..raped by your musulim bruders in the past.with the support of Sinhala cardboard security forces?

        Cheers

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        Amarasiri
        “…Allow US troops in N-E to weed out these pests, because SL Sinhala cardboard security forces can’t do anything”

        If foreign judges are taboo to investigate the illegal massacre of 45,000 Tamil civilians at the end of the war in 2009 because that would sully SL’s sacred Sovereignty,
        how would flesh eating foreign US troops stepping on the hallowed SL’s soil on which the Compassionate One had thrice set foot on be allowed?
        Wherein in the Mahavamsa it is said that the Buddha sanctioned the killing of pests anyway?

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          Utungsn,

          Amarasiri was quoting Chilean, with inverted commas, “. “. That was Cholan’s speech.

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            Amarasiri
            Sorry.
            Point taken.

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        Completely agreed with your points, and wants to add something to your Point No:3 explanation,

        Wahhabism is coming from Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Monarch was created by the Zionist regime and of course monarch are belongs to Jews ancestors.

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      So Tamil Nadu Tigers and their western supporters set this up. We knew it and now truth is coming. I said it last week this that facts of this will come out within week. Now it is already there.

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        Kek Kek Kek

        The best imagination of this year.
        Isulam hate Jews but we use Facebook..Coca Cola..whatsup..YouTube owned by jews without shame .

        Cheers

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          So you want us to lick Jews back like you do. Coca Cola founder Dr John S Pemberton was not a Jew.

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      global conspirators will not go free attempting to invade or creating a reason to invade.

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        U S and her western allies are the right people to weed out these pests.
        Also now South and West of SL is in Chinese control Chinese gave unforgettable lesson to Muslims in China.

        PUTIN said he knows how to send Musulims to paradise.

        SL Sinhala cardboard forces can’t do anything bring foreign troops
        At least Tamils in N-E can live in peace.

        Cheers

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    All Ceylon Jamithullah or some thing says, as far back as January they told the Defence Secretary to National something is Terrorist and arrest them. Defence Secretary had told ” we would rehabilitate them and nothing happened”.
    I accuse NGOs and Internationalcommunity for all the mayhem. They will profit heavily on this. Now, every two weeks or so, one Team of Experts from diego Garcia may be come may be come and check everything to see they are doing OK.
    another thing happened was CT wanted to blame politicians attending Thirupathi DEVALA. But, I know Devala knows both about MS, Mr and Ranil.
    Anyway, the blast must be connected to elections. So, Ranil could score some points by taking over Defence Minister’s job.
    Similar things happened in other countries while the President was away. I do not know when the blast happened, everything was pre programmed, whether they had plans for Ranil to Take over the govt. So,the President would become an Exile. I am just wondering whether that was the previous PLAN A that did not work. Probably God in thirupathi prevented it again with pre consideration.

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    Previously I have mentioned many time the followings:

    1-Eastern province is fast becoming Caliphate and if no action soon US drones from Diego Garcia Base
    will blast the skulls of these Musulims .

    2. Soon SL Musulims will in the mid sea like Rohingyas of Bangladesh

    Recently one joker mentioned here that Tamil went to the west by fishing boats he he he now you can build your boats and load families BUT even Bedouin Saudis will not accept you.

    Cheers

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      You always have been supported by Jewish groups. Your hatred and threat written by Western Jewish group. Wes know why Jews poeple like Indian.
      Jewish group smuggled you to the west to issue threat to Sri lanka.
      Sri lanka may have to invite two big supper powers, Russia and China and station nuclear subs near Jaffna

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        Excellent idea.
        Russian and Chinese know how to smash thoppies.

        Ever heard bomb blast in these countries.

        Even your Allah can not safe your guys.

        Are you a member of ISIS the soldiers of God?

        This is why my comments disturb you.

        Cheers

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    The failure to Ban the NTJ or ISIS in Sri Lanka or to arrest returning ex-ISIS fighters were not due to any legislative lacuna or even the lack of competence of the government but the dependence on certain factions of the electorate to be in power and the disproportionate influence the few MPs and ministers representing them. Arrested infividusls being released following political
    Pressure even in the last two days reflect how corrupt our system is and the price we are paying is unfathomable!

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    Sinhala government, PM and President all have become an international laughing stock.
    Anyone noticed how the BBC reporter was seated in front of Sinhala PM during a recent interview.
    A government without shame says we are not aware of foreign alerts even 1 hour before the attack
    A big comedy of this year.

    SL cardboard Sinhala security forces couldn’t stop this carnage they have no brain or muscle this is why LTTE was roaming freely and only after the help of 134 countries LTTE was silenced.
    But Modays celebrated and dance about this fake, borrowed, artificial victory without shame.

    Sinhalese stop thinking your politicians and security forces will save you ..invite US troops and others who are smashing Musulims in the Middle East to clean this mess else you will regret for generations to come.

    We are patriots ( When Pakistan-SL cricket match we will only support Pakies ?
    We know Sinhala so we are friendly and grab all state posts.
    Have you ever saw Musulims kill others ??? or Mususlim woman suicide bomber here?
    Traffic is blocked during Vel Festival ( few hours for few days) but Mosques blasting using loud speakers invented by infidels and disturb babies and sick people daily.
    We speak Tamil at home practice Tamil tradition but we are MOORS he he he.
    Ever heard 12 years old Musulim girl marry 50 years old man ?? Who knows possible inside walls
    the wife of a SL Musulim terrorist is only 14 years old.

    All these days SL Sinhala government used Musulims to tap calls ..read letters and spy on Tamils,also torture,kill and rape Tamils
    Police Navy Army Diplomatic Missions (including messengers ) accepted Mususlims not Tamils.
    Now?????

    During LTTE days there Musulims heroes were hiding inside holes how come now this happens?

    PITY ALL THE MUSULIM KEY BOARD WARRIORS ARE MISSING IN THIS FORUM NOW , HIDDING OR HIBERNATING ????

    Reap what you saw.

    Thanks for exposing your real face to Sinhala People now

    Cheers

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    Now my concern is govt had to do what they did even though people Scold. Now, not only Keerthi Thnnekon, Other NGOs also ask governor posts from MS. Two groups of minorities are upsetbecuse they had been targatted.
    the question is what will happen to the Srilanka, Once Ranil enact his NEW National Security Legislation. Will the foreign experts every two weeks or so to monitor the INTERNAL TERROISTS in Srilanka. that may lead to arrest any key Individuals mostly politicians who are not listening to them. They may he is supporting the ISIS and HE may be arrested taken overseas to prosecute. The next thing is when we get the MCC loan, Srilanka may have to sign to another UNHCR resolution saying Srilanka will abide by their HUMAN RIGHT LEgislation as Srilanka continues to disrespect human rights. So, it is unending.
    I heard MS had to ask HEmasiri to resign, because Mahinda Rajapakse had insulted MSsaying I WOULD NOT HIRE SUCH WEAK OFFICIALS. BUT THE TRUTH IS DIFFERENT.. it is the NGOs, International community, and UNHCR to be blames for their high handedness on a small island govt. There are african countries without Crappy NGOs living harmoniously.

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    Enough with these headless spineless President & PM. Chase them out. But hold on other murderous looters are now waiting gleefully to come back to restart what has suddenly come to an end in Jan. 2015. kick out all these rouges & let a honourable 3rd party with the calibre of Mr. Lee Quan Yew of Singapore or Dr. Mahathir Mohamed of Malaysia or Shiek Mohamed of Dubai, should run the country now.

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    It is a sad day for Sri Lanka. It has gone through so much pain for the last 70 years. My heart goes out to all who have lost their loved ones in this tragedy.

    Yes, I agree these useless fellows in the government have let their people down so badly. If you remove them, what is the alternative? Remember, there is a monster lurking around to come to power with his entire family. If these monsters ever come to power, this will be the last time SL will ever see an election.

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      Tamil from the North: IS your first name ABU
      /

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        @ JD, we all know you are a loser who amounted to nothing in life. Some or other you have learnt about 5 words in English and you want to always say something using those words. People are dead and all you can do is make jokes at a point where the country is going back to the days of calamity. Dumb rascal and a racist f&ckup.

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    NTJ with the help of IS have waited for the correct moment; So it seems!
    ———–The President and The PM have been strange bed-fellows.
    ………………Elections are round the corner and the present lot of Parliamentarians are preoccupied…
    ………………Tourism was picking up with visitors from all parts of the world coming over here…..
    ……………….The Tamils were in a conciliatory mood hoping and praying for a New Constitution [Which is now all Maya]
    ……etc etc etc etc…..
    The Islamic Terrorists had thought this was the time to remove the Kothu Roti from the pan!
    The srilankan public have now to pay in Srilankan BUCKS!

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    when the Resignation letter was handed over By Hemasiri ” MS had said ” Ha ehenam mama Mahaththaya mama wena ehekata pathkarannam. Mama Vachana varaddanan ekkenam nam nevi.

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    The Heading should be
    “Liars, Liars, Sarong and Pants are on Fire.”

    Sarong Sira and Pants Ranil both lied big time in 2015, about Rajapaksas stolen Billions to Grab Power In Srilnaka.

    Both worked hand in hand to Fuck up the Economy, Destroy the Military and its Intelligence Network , which eliminated Suicide Bombers.and safe guarded the Inhabitants for good 8 Years..

    Today the Catholic Community and their Holy Places of Worship are in tatters..
    And the rest of the great majority are living in fear, getting strip searched again ,even when they go to work.

    Now the Third minority in Lankawe are not only demoralized, and devoid of their most important sacred Centers of Worship. but l also lost Hundreds of their innocent Brothers, Sisters, Mums, Dads and Kids….

    Now Sarong Sira and Pants Ranil are reading from the same page again , to save their Asses from the outrage of the Public against their dereliction of Duty and Responsibility. .
    And not warning the poor Devotees about their impending death and maiming from Suicide Bombs.

    Both are now facing re election.
    Both want to be the President,
    With Pants in particular wanting even to do better this time , getting the President job for himself which he has been craving for since his dear uncle departed.

    Will the Public “Buy” these ridiculous Lies again?
    My worry is, where will our Inhabitants be in another 5 years under these two petty minded , power hungry cheats, who only lined their pockets for good 4 years and destroyed the most important basic need of the Inhabitants which is their and their families Safety in Public Places. specially in their Places of Worship.

    Will Sarong Sira and Pants Ranill make Srilnaka the next Libya?…

    Thamil Community will not leave Pants Ranil no matter what, Which is understandable as Pants Ranil has more in the MOU to fulfill.

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    We read how you feel Thishya Weragoda but you are being just a bit too hard. SL politics has reached the stage where VIPs of political parties do not trust each other. All high level appointees to administrative, upholding Law & Order, diplomatic etc. are political and they too do not trust each other. Under the present circumstance designing security will be difficult. If every warning is taken seriously, security expenses will be astronomical.
    .
    The only way to avoid repeats of the Easter-Sunday-type disaster is encouragement and protection of people to report and handle it. This needs a strong Law & Order atmosphere.
    PS: Lankan Muslims have overwhelmingly shown their willingness to cooperate.

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    Even though emergency regulations are in operation in Sri Lanka, steps should be taken to commence legal proceedings against the leadership for knowingly and deliberately suppressing information that directly resulted in the deaths of hundreds of its citizens. Scapegoating junior officials should not allow the leaders to remain free from punishment.

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    Gamarala and Mr Bean
    Stop bluffing and Go home

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    CT seems to have stopped bashing Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Are you getting Cold Feet?

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    Thishya Weragoda,

    A friend of mine alerted me a short while ago to your following reply to my comment on this thread,

    “Having read the quality (or the lack of it) of your (excretory) articles to CT, I am not prepared to accept your instructions on English writing. I need to get that from some one with some brains.
    Thanks, but no thanks.”

    Had I known you were the same social media troll – Thishya Weragoda, who I don’t know from Adam – who blocks people and attacks them publicly on social media (I was one of your victims), I would not have thrown pearls before swine.

    Let the readers of CT judge your integrity or the lack of it!

    By the way, ‘someone’ is one word, not two – some one!

    Sharmini Serasinghe

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      Oh hello there aunty. Thank you for your wise words. Trying very hard to stay valid in a world where you’re losing currency very fast.

      You see aunty unlike you, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon. I found it very difficult to learn English. So I may make mistakes when I writ. That’s ok, there are people like you who miss the forest for the trees. Also there are people like you who get their knickers in a twist.

      You see the comment you refer to was not written by me. I was blissfully unaware until you shared “screenshots” on twitter. I wasn’t aware that you were giving away your “two cents” on writing on this page. Not that it would matter. Your opinion isn’t worth that much noh.

      Anyhow, why do you lie so much? Are you having some split personality issue? You shared posts calling me a “closet gay” and that you would “make him [me] regret the day he [I] was born”.

      You had banned me on all platforms before you went on this rant! You used a fake profile to post comment asking if I’m scared of you.

      Now it seems like you’ve stopped lower by using an imposter pretending to be me to respond to your comment!

      Do you wake up every morning thinking “hmm! Whom shall I pick on, today”?

      Now go take a chill pill and have a nap. The world doesn’t revolve around you.

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      Hi Sharmini
      This is what is said about Thishya W in this thread of comments earlier (on 29 April)

      “Dr Darshana W
      About the Messenger and not the Message
      “The buck must ALWAYS passed FROM here” has to be Tattooed on his forehead.along side ““Liar, Liar! Sarong/Pants On Fire” “

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        Sharmini is nothing more than a big bully. She carries out slanderous attacks on people when she feels like it. She’s what we call a Social Media Terrorist. Then when she faces a backlash, she blocks everyone and plays the victim card. She once accused a guy from CERT that he hacked into her accounts and whatnot. forced him out of his job. Just two days ago when she ranted about me on Twitter and faced a backlash, she accused me of running an fake advert for a marriage proposal with her phone number on it. When I pointed out that I don’t know her number and that I’m not vicious like her, she blocked me and then accused Gota that his goons have done it. I think that she has a serious psychological issue. She should be sent to Arkham! she’ll feel right at home!

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    This country is misled by PVT media channels so that people are made to believe whatever being come in the air today.
    They the media institutions dont work for the people but for their darling politicians. This culture is unstoppable today, why ? Are there no such code of ethics within freedom of speech ?

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