22 September, 2018

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Mahinda & Gotabaya Should Be Held In Contempt Of Court

By Suranimala Umagiliya

With 2020 looming the Yahapalanaya government is striving to kick start investigations into the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime’s scandals, bring to Court some cases and simultaneously grant publicity to the development efforts in the pipeline. A welcome move but is it too late? The Rajapaksa camp is full of hope nay already feeling that 2020 is only a foregone conclusion. But is it?

If readers would recall, Mahinda Rajapaksa was smug with the thought that the opposition could not even name a contender to pitch against him, leading up to the 2015 Presidential election. The role is reversed. It has to be another Rajapaksa yet again. But which one? Mahinda is debarred, Gotabaya has the Hitler tag and a dual citizenship, Basil is considered corrupt by 10% and Namal is a young brat not wise yet which leaves Chamal and Shiranthi standing. It does not matter a whit or which. It will be a repeat or even worse than what Sri Lanka endured during the dark days of the Rajapaksa regime. Yes, the war was won.

Corruption was the main platform together with the minority votes that were cast lock stock and barrel to Maithripala Sirisena which upended the Rajapaksa juggernaut. Successive generations of Sri Lankans have been living and voting in hope that a messiah would deliver them a life worth living. Not one has emerged and none in the horizon.

We have heard repeatedly from Gotabaya and Mahinda that “War Heroes” are being jailed. Nothing is further from the truth. It is time that the Sri Lankan people were educated as to why some Army and Police Officers are in remand. There are officers of the armed forces and the police in remand in cases that were committed and reported during the period that Mahinda and Gotabaya were in control of the country. The crimes were committed during their term in office but the investigations were conducted in a fitting manner AFTER that government was defeated. Prageeth Ekneligoda, Lasantha Wickrematunge, Thajudeen, Keith Noyahr, Five students from the north etc etc.

The investigations invariably led to the suspects being identified from the security forces which was the domain of Gotabaya. Reported facts to Courts in all of the above cases resulted in some officers being remanded according to the law of the land, as ordered by a lawfully enacted court and by a lawfully appointed Judge.

Given the above facts is Gotabaya and Mahinda guilty of Contempt of Court? Alluding that a lawful Court and a lawful Judge remanded suspects due to politically partisan reasons is definitely in contempt. Citizens of Sri Lanka would think so and they would expect the Attorney General to initiate charges. Misleading a gullible majority who are least concerned in these matters due to the burdens of day to day life does not bode well for a country that is seeking change to reach true potential. Sri Lankans should and must not hero worship mediocrity. This nonsense must stop forthwith.

The political landscape and the debate within parliament and the country is pathetic.A person is remanded for a crime and the debate descends to what garb he should wear whilst in remand. Not the crime that matters but the vestment he/she should adorn whilst in remand. Corruption cases and such charges are debated selectively. Some are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Take the cases against Mahinda, Shiranthi, Wimal Weerawansa, Sajin Vass, and a host of others but as an example. They are deemed innocent and act as if they are too. Yet, the Central Bank lot of Mahendran, Aloysius, Palisena and Ravi Karunanayake are guilty though not convicted yet. Two sides of the same coin but treated different by all. This is not to say that the Central Bank corruption issue should be downgraded but to bring forth the point that Sri Lankans can be led astray from critical thinking.

A politician who has never done a days work emerges from a humble home and builds a mansion in plain sight. He is returned with a bigger majority at the next election. Do we not?

Wake up Sri Lanka. Just about time to think of you and your children?

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    Umagiliya Agree One Hundred Percent.

    Our Law and Order and justice system is highly corrupted during the period 2004-2015.
    It is high time we turn to International help.
    Foreign Judges is the best and only solution for our country to get out of this terrible mess.
    Murders, Kidnapping, Rape, Executions, Ransom, Disappearance by the former regime.
    What is happening. We can only see Comedy Bond Commission moving 24×7.

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      They should be given the death penalty for treason…

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        Writer’s penultimate-para brought me a laugh. How could Mahendran/RaviK be convicted without bringing them to courts?
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        When Aloysius gifted a super-luxury penthouse apartment to RaviK’s wife, what did Ravi say? He said that he wasn’t even aware that the apartment was belonged to his wife. Very recently it was revealed that one of Aloysius’s companies has issued a cheque worth millions to one of Ravi K’s companies. What was his reply? He said that he didn’t know he owned a company or something to that effect.
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        JO MPs are challenging their cases in courts. How about RaviK? He just give a speech to media and pronto! there are no cases against hm. Mahendran escaped in the broad daylight.
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        Same goes with PM too. He was asked to make a statement before the PCoI. But AG sent the questionnaire to him the previous day. Another no-case-story.
        .
        Government hurls many accusations at Mahinda. For every accusation including ITN’s and NYT’s, he is not personally responsible as the allegation itself provides proof that it was SLFP/UPFA which is responsible. (Not bothered about other Rajapaksas.)
        .
        Weerawansa is challenging all his court cases. He already spent 3 months in prison for no apparent reason. How about Minister Vijayakala? She herself admitted that she breached the Constitution. She violated Parliamentary Privileges and Code of Conduct.
        But upto this day there is no inquiry against Vijayakala while Weerawansa is facing a court case against him for using a small handheld loudspeaker at his protest against Al-Hussein which was held on a Saturday.
        JO MP Ranaweera had to face an inquiry for being rumbustious in the Parliament when Vijayakala’s matter was taken up.
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        There are two distinctly opposite laws for Government and Opposition politicians.
        I hope things won’t be like this when their roles are switched.

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          Oh Champa, you must licking someone’s backside that it glows in splendor that the whole world sees whose side you are on. Anyway can’t stop you from brown nosing.

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            Oma Yang
            My rebuttal was based on undeniable facts. I can see that you have hard time accepting the truth.
            For your information, I don’t support Gotabhaya or any other Rajapaksa to be elected as the next President. There is no way I support a return of “2010-2015” era where Gotabhaya and Basil had the upper hand and a return of their cohorts who held high governmental and semi-governmental positions robbing and denying opportunities of civil servants who had the knowledge, capacity and experience to hold such positions.

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              Champa, Was it a tasty brunch?

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            Oma Yang
            About the side I am on, I was on this side since February 18 2015, the day Wimal held his first “Mahinda Sulanga” rally in Nugegoda. I broke camp in 2016 when Basil tried to remote control JO.
            Though my criticism on MR/JO was ruthless at times, I tried to give constructive criticism when and where necessary.
            I am not under obligation to anybody. I am my own master. I write my independent opinion.

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          Well said Champa. To whom is this writer Umagiliya complaining, when the current lawmakers and FAKE protectors of democracy are rogues themselves and extend their protection to former rogues also. Writing such nonsense!

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            Shame on Richmondian ?

            You are absolutely no go. I dont know why you only attack RW. If RW could do everything, he could also do it in the past right ? wHAT have you been bubbling ?

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              “I dont know why you only attack RW”

              Because RW promised much and delivered NOTHING

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                no one is so blind than one who does not want to see.
                freedom from fear for all srilankans is enough to know what Ranil has done

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                  If Ranil had his own way colluding with Norwegians and VP in pre-2005 period, all the Sinhala and Muslim people, and the vast majority of the Tamil people as well as all non-terrorist Tamil politicians would be living in fear for their lives today. This chap Muagalan has no idea what he is writing about; he certainly has no memory or grey matter at his top. Be grateful to Rajapakshas that you were given a chance to breath and not live daily under the mantle of bombs in city centres, public transport, offices and banks, and that no assassins are lurking in your backyard or neighbourhood trying to target you. Only traitors had to live in fear otherwise and not law abiding citizens.

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              Ahoy Simple Simon (Silva) masquerading as B..sincho. “Ambuda lensuwa kareda? (Loin cloth on your shoulders?)”. I know that any criticism of RW hurts you, poor boy, the answer is not to associate rogues or be their organizers in Deutschland or bankers for ill gotten proceeds from the Great Central Bank Robbery. Have nothing to do with Richmondians, so beware Richmond OBA might take you task!

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                Thrisu,

                I am not into Rajaakshe rascals. I simply dont like buggers getting back and destroy this nation. I know you guys would want him to be back and ruin the nation so that your selfgains can easily be made as had been in his high days.
                But please think of the gulliable masses that have been hoodwinked by Raja et al. No matter anything would have been the case, they the people are made blind today.
                RW has atleast brought press freedom. Not just bank bond scam made people sick today, it was the higher loans that Rajakashe made for their discount mafia.
                They enjoyed the grace periods in their terms leaving the debts to pay in the successive govts.
                I am not into lanken politics man, i AM just fed up lanken politicians. I would love – civil socielty leader of Nagananda Kodi would be the next leader.
                THer,e you guys, would not support since you will then NOT achieve what yo uhave been thinking as of now. You more likely want to be blessed with a prof ship by returning to the country in the next term right ?

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                My Loin cloth is NOT soaked by the blood of the people, but that of Maraya – is well oversoaked by blood of people. That you should better be aware of .
                I know people of your nature would not be better than that Dayan Jayathilaka t support of Rajapakshe.

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          Champa,
          No one should be above the law. Whether it is Mahendran or Percy Mahendra all should be brought under same justice. Mahendran escaped to Singapore but Alosius is in jail. Why not Gotapaya and Mahinda should be in the jail?
          These are the questions for the Srilankan Governments & justice systems? Mahinda, Sirisena and Ranil should answer to this questions. Do you think Vijakala’s recall of LTTE is superior to Weerawanse’s call to blow the parliament and Monks recall of Hitler are different? Where is the LTTE leader (Eastern LTTE leader) who blow the central Bank and Daladha Maligawa? Where is the LTTE international leader who supplied arms and ammunitions to Srilanka? Who protected them? Where is the Srilankan law & justice?

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            Ajith
            If no one is above the law, how could Mahendran escaped to Singapore?
            Why should Mahinda be in jail? There is nothing against him which can be proved. The day this government brings Mahinda to courts, people will set everything ablaze and turn the country upside down in protest.
            Wimal never called to blow the Parliament. It is your words not his. I told you his exact words already.
            Vijayakala called for resurrection of a banned terrorist outfit which killed 100K innocent civilians. She meant harm. Her statement is serious as it was against the State. If Vijayakala said she wants to bring Kadirgamar back, nobody would oppose.
            Hitler talk is a statement made out of context. No harm was meant.
            Vijayakala even reiterated what she said the second time. She meant to revive LTTE. She should have been arrested and jailed under counter terrorism laws. She is clearly above the law.

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              Champa,
              Please read this:
              “The statement made recently by MP Weerawansa that a bomb attack should be launched on the parliament has posed a great threat to the survival of Parliamentary democracy and the safety of the people’s representatives, the Speaker’s Office said.”

              I don’t know what is the difference between blowing and bomb attack. I am not arguing that justice system under Ranil& Sirisena govt is great but it is better than under Mahinda regime. Do you know how many LTTE leaders escaped to foeigin nations at the end of the war under Mahinda regime. You have not answered my questions about those attacked Daldha & Central Bank.
              It is good that you agree that Sinhala miliary killed over 100000 innocent civilians.

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                Ajith
                Oh, please don’t be childish like Native Vedda who picks one line from my entire comment and give his own interpretation.
                Out of my 300-word comment you have only picked the word “100K” to come to a conclusion that I agree SL military killed over 100K. How about the words followed by 100K – “…and destruction to infrastructure crippling the growth of SL’s economy?” Do you think that is also done by SL Army? My original comment was 450 words so I had to delete lot of words to fit into 300-word frame. I think by mistake I had deleted the word “guerrilla.” It should read as; “…34-year bloody guerrilla war” and then it is understood that it was LTTE who killed 100K innocent civilians and brought destruction to vital economic centra.
                Oh, Weerawansa again! Give me one good reason why should I believe what this “Speaker’s Office” said? Speaker’s Office is not the Speaker. It can be his peon who said that. What a stupid statement? It is pretty obvious some joker has put his own words as Wimal’s words, same like you, and come to his own conclusion. Anybody can listen to his speech at the book launching ceremony. I am not going to do your homework. Bye!

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                  Champa,
                  Why did you exclude those who were killed before 1984? Do you know how many civilians were killed in 1970 during JVP? Do you know how many were killed in 1989-90? The govt statistics proved that vanni population was over 400000 and the count after May 2009 it was around 300000. Missing people were killed by Sinhala military.
                  It is fun that you telling that only peonsspeak for speaker? You are completely balled out on that issue. You cannot hide the truth from public. you have still not given answer about those LTTE leaders who bombed Daladha & Central Bank? Don’t you know the truth?

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                    Ajith
                    According to Batalanda Report, number is 60,000. What about Tamils killed by Prabhakaran? Altogether about 100K. But how many Tamils? 70,000? Why nobody talks about it?
                    .
                    What proof do you have to say that missing people were killed by Army? Quote and show me your source.
                    According to “Population by Region published by the D/Census and Statistics, 2001 census wasn’t carried out properly. This is an extract from D/C&S: Quote: “The official census dates for the 2011 Census was 20 March 2012. Since the outbreak of hostilities between the government and armed Tamil separatists in the mid-1980s, several hundred thousand Tamil civilians have fled the island and more than 200,000 Tamils have sought refuge in the West (July 2010 est.)” Unquote:
                    .
                    I dare say all your missing Tamil people are overseas!!! See the facts from latest to old.
                    1). According to “Orjuela 2012”, Sri Lankan Tamils living outside Sri Lanka are estimated at around 1 million.
                    2). Out of that, according to “Vimalarajah and Cheran 2010”, the Tamil community in the UK is around 180,000. In Canada between 200,000 to 300,000.
                    3). According to Carley Foster, Ryerson University (2007), there were ONLY 143,000 Tamils in Canada in 2007!!!
                    4). According to HRW-2006, there were ONLY 120,000 Tamils in UK in 2006!!!
                    5). Shall we do the math now? UK; 180,000 – 120,000 = 60,000 new Tamil immigrants have come to UK between 2006 and 2010!!!
                    6). Canada (I took the median of 200,000 & 300,000) which is 250,000 – 143,000 = 107,000 new Tamil immigrants have come to Canada between 2007 and 2010!!!
                    7). I didn’t even bother to check Australia, Germany,France, South India, Norway.
                    All the MISSING TAMILS ARE OVERSEAS!!! Cheers!!!!

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                      Champa ………………….. blockhead

                      “According to Batalanda Report, number is 60,000.”

                      Have you really taken trouble to access and read that report?
                      It was alleged between 5000 and 10000 JVP/Civilian members were tortured and killed in the Batalanda detention centre alone.
                      You don’t know what you are talking about.
                      You do not need to type here if you haven’t got a clue about what is being discussed here in this forum.

                      Please refrain from insulting the dead from 1971 to 2015.

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                  Champa was Weerawanse’s tasty?

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              Champa,
              “If no one is above the law, how could Mahendran escaped to Singapore?”
              Never mind Mahendran, all those rapists and murderers among the “war heroes ” are also above the law.
              You are well known for seeing only one side.

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                Raman
                Never mind Mahendran? Really? Isn’t exonerating Mahendran one sided? There is ample proof about Mahendran in the Bond Scam Report. He escaped after the Report was published.
                What proof do you have other than total fabrication against war heroes? If you have evidence, please go to the nearest Police Station, or call CID and file a complaint.
                True. I see the side which has supported evidence. How could you find fault with that?

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                  Champa,
                  You are well known for running away when evidence is presented. What more evidence do you want when 7 soldiers were convicted and sentenced to death for rape and murder of a schoolgirl.
                  F]somaratne rajapakse others v. hon. attorney general (krishanthi …
                  https://www.lawnet.gov.lk/…/009-SLLR-SLLR-2010-V-2-SOMARATNE-RAJAPAKS…

                  There were many other cases of rape by your “heroes” swept under the carpet. I challenge you to produce ONE case where an LTTE cadre was even indicted for rape?
                  You know the truth . Don’t pretend innocence.

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                    Raman
                    LTTE was in the jungle and underground bunkers. If I visited them I could have given you proof.
                    Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam said LTTE raped girls. I told him to give details. He didn’t. You have to tell him to reveal the names of Tamils girls who were victims and guide them to file cases against LTTE cadre. Until Gnana Sankaralingam come up with evidence, you will have to wait to see LTTE cadre being indicted.
                    I never heard about any Somaratne case. As I told Meenachchi, it was the first time I heard. As you yourself say, what you are talking about is a concluded court case which happened according to Sinhala Man who checked the source was in 1996 or so.
                    I still don’ believe that allegation as in 2015, when this government came into power, Sergeant Sunil Ratnayake who worked for prestigious LRRP was imposed death sentence without having credible evidence. All those who gave evidence were former LTTE cadre whose statements had many discrepancies. This case was also said to have happened in 2000.(When MR come back to power I intend to request him to revisit Sunil’s case.)
                    The latest case was Swiss Kumar and 8 others who gang raped, videographed and murdered young school girl Vidya. Vijayakala let Swiss Kumar flee. If he was not apprehended in Colombo, Tamils could have conveniently put the blame on our Army.
                    My issue is the last phase of the war. Why last phase? From 2009 to 2015 nobody even accused of our Army for rape. It all came when Yahapalanaya came into power in January 2015. I challenged everyone to provide evidence. Nobody has proof.
                    For your information, I never run away. I can’t be here 24/7 like you and others. I write whenever I have time.

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                      Champa………………racist Blockhead

                      Have you heard about Krishanthi Kumaraswamy rape case?

                      Have you heard of a “Captain wanted in gang rape case of nurse arrested- dailynews.lk/2018/02/16”?

                      Have you heard about “In an unusual move, a court in Sri Lanka has sentenced four government soldiers to 25 years in prison for the gang rape of a Tamil woman in northern Sri Lanka – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/34470053.”

                      UN peacekeepers in Haiti implicated in child sex ring
                      ‘I did not even have breasts,’ said one girl, telling investigators that from ages 12 to 15, she had sex with nearly 50 peacekeepers, including a ‘Commandant’ who gave her 75 cents- independent.co.uk – Friday 14 April 2017

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                      Champa,
                      As Meenachchi says, you are an escape artist. I have given you the case record and you still don’t believe. One accused actually confessed, but that is not enough. It seems that you believe the Sinhala army can do no wrong, (like the Sinhala Sangha even if all of them are arrested for raping 7 year-old boys).
                      OK, Tell me ONE case where even a Tamil woman has complained of rape by the LTTE? There are dozens against the Army, even by Sinhala women.

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                Champa the escape artist,
                “What proof do you have other than total fabrication against war heroes? “
                You call a confession of gang rape by and sentencing to death of a group of soldiers a “total fabrication”? Do you even have any human feelings about the child who was raped by seven grown men? And you call yourself a “Buddhist”? Wow!!!!!

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          Champa

          “Weerawansa is challenging all his court cases. “

          When is he going to challenge himself for passport and other frauds?

          He has to be tough on himself before being tough on others.

          When are you two eloping?

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            Hindian Vedda
            Weak people revenge.
            Strong people forgive.
            Intelligent people ignore.

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              Champa

              And the racist/bigots fascists like you, ……………….. Hela, ……… never stop hurting “others” verbally or physically yet the state forgives the war criminals and common criminals, while the politically strong steal, kill, maim, …..abuse and get away with murder, intelligent people ignore them for the fear of their life.

              Your greedy mind never stopped from blaming the people ……………………….

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            Native,

            Chamapwathi would do anything and everything to paint the picture in favour of Weerawanse or Rajaakshes.

            But she has been doing so, because she has been paid by the black money grabbed by Rajano.

            Chamapawathi should be made clear why the economy today suffers – it is becuase of the loans taken by Rajapakshes stupid men.

            Not talking the real reasons, Chamapawathi has been adding incoherent thoughts on and on. She has been doing a service to Wimal as thei rfamily Pros.. but she shoud also think about the future of this nation.

            Oldest profession should be there with the kin dof personalities, but on the kind of price ?

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              Hatharabirikatharina
              Hindian Vedda
              “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.” – Socrates
              I wish both of you improve your arguments.

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              Hatharabirikatharina

              I suspect Champa is the twin sister of scatter brain ramona grandma therese fernando.

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          Champa

          “There are two distinctly opposite laws for Government and Opposition politicians. I hope things won’t be like this when their roles are switched.”

          Why do you care?
          It has always been the case, the ruling party always did what it wanted to do. Why are you surprised this time around? Is it because the crook Wimal Sangili Karuppan is out of the government, out of power, ………………. and unable to abuse power, ………………

          By the way it was reported his children are abroad and being educated only in western knowledge system sadly not in Sinhala/Buddhist advanced political ideology. Who is bearing the cost of their extravagant expenses abroad? Where did he find the money to pay for their education? Are they living off from your immoral earnings?

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          Champa,
          The Devil’s Advocate.

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        Lanken media business men are being paid by black money that Rajaakshes had then grabed. So that is the reason why Rajapakshes are protected by local media.
        They work for the money – no matter the average mind set would keep in dark about the ground realities of cruel and highly abusive handlings of Rajapakshe admistration

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      why lanken media is silent on the burning issues in terms of the mountains of allegations leveled at Rajapakshes ?

      If new courts work really, Rajapakshes should be the ones who should bring first above the anyone else.
      If Korea can stand against their former leaders, why not us ?

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        They have new courts and also cases but without any proof only allegation in the form of hearsay.
        Had they any real evidence against any of the so called accused they would have jumped to prosecute.
        The very reason they are reluctant is that if the accused are found to be innocent of the charges the accusers become jokers.

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        Lanken media business men are being paid by black money that Rajaakshes had then grabed.
        They work for the money – no matter the average mind set would keep in dark about the ground realities of cruel and highly abusive handlings of Rajapakshe admistration.

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      RE: Mahinda & Gotabaya Should Be Held In Contempt Of Court

      What about all the killings, stealing, extortion and other crimes? They don’t count?

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        What about VENOM: GALAGODAY and VENOM: SUMANARATNE , the notorious filthy kaavi reddyays who had TORN the court Orders in to pieces in front of Police Ofiicers by snatiching the court orders from police?

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      Herbert Thambiyah ~ “……Foreign Judges is the best and only solution for our country”.
      That will be insufficient. Judges base verdicts on the case as presented by the prosecutor. As is, it is possible to intimidate and/or coerce the prosecutor.
      Several judges recused themselves from the GR case. Why?

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      Herbert Thambiyah

      “Our Law and Order and justice system is highly corrupted during the period 2004-2015. It is high time we turn to International help.”

      International help from the Chinese?

      Investigations Of Cheques Cashed Close To Presidential Election 2015 Continue, Ranil Assures UNP

      Where are the cheques?

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      Herbert Thambiyah, All Sri Lanka Judes have probably been threatened, black mailed or compromised in some way. So yes International judges and experts will have to be brought down…

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    Will it have an effect in the current Sri Lankan context? Bensen

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    Nice try, But will it work.
    Dr Ranil’s Yahpalana partner, JHU boss Pacha Champaka’s one time buddy and fellow JHU MP Punnangoda Thero has been arrested for giving Colon Irrigation treatment to a 9 year old boy.
    The Kid is in hospital.
    Dr Ranil, Mangala, Akila, Erann Sagala and Mallika have been working so hard after the Feb Mini Election to hang shit on the Rajapaksas and get them behind bars.
    They have tried to pin Robbery and even , Murder charges not only on the Rajapaksa Men but also on their Women as well.
    But to no avail.
    It has been really Anus Horribilis for this lot too…..Isn’t it?…

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      K A Sumanasekera ~ “……Champaka’s one time buddy and fellow JHU MP Punnangoda Thero has been arrested for giving Colon Irrigation treatment to a 9 year old boy.…”.
      The nine year was one of several novice monks.
      Punnangoda Thero has been on bail for donkeys years.
      Civilian Ranawaka took over the party of clergy. Hasn’t he done well!
      .
      Ha ha ‘Colon Irrigation’!. KA S has a good sense of humour.
      Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera wants to be next Minister of Irrigation!

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    Everything is corrupt and without Gota or Mahinda in the news the media too will go bankrupt as the governing politicians behave like nicompoops with no attraction to the media..

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    Are those who executed unarmed/lightly armed young men and women in two JVP insurrections too, “heroes”?
    There are no heroes in wars – only victors and vanquished.
    The victors generally assume the mantle of “heroes”.
    But, even those who executed “white flag carriers” in the recent war, became “heroes”.
    http://white-flags.org/

    Even decorated “heroes” cannot contravene the laws of the land, in any country.
    But, this does not seem to apply in Sri Lanka.
    One well known “hero” who was tried and jailed by the very same army he commanded, for the ‘unforgivable’ sin of daring to contest the presidency, is now a minister by entry through the backdoor into the legislature.

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    Totally Agreed Umagiliya. In addition, GoTa-the notorious white van terrorist should be hung for the following crimes too:
    1. Killing over 532 youths and burying them in a Mass Grave in Matale
    2. Brutal klling of Lasantha Wickramasighe, Eknaligoda, and other journalists
    3. Murdering of Thadjudeen, the famous rugby player to satisfy one of Mara’s moron sons
    4. Indiscriminate and wanton killing of 42865 innocent Sinhanala and Tamil civilians during the ealam war
    5. Killing innocent civilians in Rathupusselawa for no reason
    6. Ordering the massacre of inmates in Welikada Prison and
    7. Making thousands of Sinhala and Tamil Civilians disappear using White Vans

    Also Mara should be put on an electric chair for following crimes:

    1. Stealing $800 million of Tsunami funds through fake NGO called Helping Hambantota set up with assistance from Willie Gamage and depriving poor families of their right to rebuild their lives devastated by Tsunami

    2. Taking 19 billion US dollars as commissions from Chinese government corporations through white elephant useless development projects such as Hambantota Harbour, Airport, and southern expressway

    3. Putting Sri Lanka economy into an endless misery by taking high interest loans from China and pocketing in 40% of that money

    4. Nurturing an unprecedented culture of corruption and political victimization with immunity

    5. Killing and attacking journalists, judges, innocent civilians for 10 years

    6. Appointing an uneducated GoTa as defence head and stealing the credit of ending the 30 year war from SF, the true hero who led the final war against LTTE

    7. Making a synthetic lawyer of an idiotic son who couldn’t even pass his GCE (OL)
    8. Soliciting sex from girls of the families that lost their loved ones due to Premadasa Terror campaign in exchange of your service as a human rights lawyer in 1980s
    9.. Raping girls in villages from down south on the promise of jobs

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      add – Mahinda killing his first wife, as revealed by a journalist in Canada, where the Reporter claims that Ranil helped him to close the File, which was later lost and the case closed. Any
      investigative journalist alive in SL to take this up???’ The ASP at that time who had a hand in the Case is alive.

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        punchinilame
        What are you asking? Do you want to revisit the Batalanda Commission Report which held Ranil responsible for massacring 60,000 youth within during 1988-1990?
        Chandrika said to have swept the Report under the carpet to save Ranil.

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      It is you again Maharage the bitter, how was the neurologist visit, did she tell you to meditate so you wont tangle up any more neurons? On the other hand how about proving just one allegation from above and we’ll talk again.

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      Maharage, Nimal

      1). Ah, man, you have missed the top most “CRIME” committed by Mahinda Rajapaksa which is perishing sungod-savage Prabhakaran and his ruthless terrorist outfit to make Sri Lanka a peaceful country after 34-year bloody war which saw loss of 100K innocent civilians and destruction to infrastructure crippling the growth of SL’s economy.
      2). If Mahinda didn’t ELIMINATE LTTE, you would have ended up having only your head, a hand or a leg as your whole body in a closed coffin. Shouldn’t you be grateful to him for saving your life so that you could hurl barrage of UNSUBSTANTIATED ALLEGATIONS against him or should we regard creating a terrorism-free country for you to live peacefully as “ANOTHER CRIME” committed by Mahinda?
      3). Saving Tamil diaspora from LTTE’s extortion should also be added to “CRIME” list. According to SPIEGEL ONLINE, out of US$300 million LTTE raised A YEAR, 90% were from Tamil diaspora. Prabhakaran has demanded 40Pounds a month from even financially struggling Tamil families abroad while some Hindu Temples were asked to pay US$ 1 million a month.
      4). Saving child soldiers (UNICEF recorded 4,347 child recruitments) and suicide cadre (200 blew themselves) should be added to Mahinda’s “CRIME” list.
      5). Rebuilding war torn Sri Lanka with Chinese loans should also be regarded as a “CRIME.”
      6). Raising “Golden Geese” like Magampura Port and Mattala Airport for Ranil to sell for peanuts so that he/Ministers could line their pockets with commissions should also be added to “CRIME” list.
      7). I’ve listed Mahinda’s “CRIMES” which I can prove with concrete evidence. How about you? Can you show me your supported evidence?
      8). Machan Maharage, I think it was you who raped village girls during Premadasa time. And, you killed a journalist too at the time, didn’t you?

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        Champa don’t waste your time replying to coolie comment writers.

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          NAK
          Ok, thanks. This cut and paste comment by Maharage, I have seen many times. So I thought of being sarcastic for a change.

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    The Pakistan Lawyers movement cleared the back log of former President of pakistan to the present situation through readily submitted panama papers verdict. Just like the NYT.

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    The minorities should be tried for contempt of court for overstating in Buddhist country

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      That is what Monk encouragement secrete of his mind be like a Hitler.

      What about the Buddhist in India

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      Jimsot
      before Police catch u with Kasippu barrel and Kudu packets, surrender therm to police . then u wil not be hanged……….!!!!

      Now our mohter lanka is called as ” KUDU LANKA” because of Kudu Boodhayas like you who always dream about racist thoughts against Kiristians and Muslims.

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    Unp can not do any thing in future politics since their vote base 23%is too small when comparing with the vote base of modern slfp 46% . The second thing is unp is the people like Jr, premadasa, lalith or gsmini they never seen a economic size of srilanka more than 15 billion usd before 2005.they do not even have basic capability or administration skill like modern slfp of rajapaksas who are the architects of this modern srilanka and 80 billion USD busibess economy with in just 10 years. Unp is not a top lelevel capitalist party as modern slfp and unp does not have any business class or media. So no point of talking about unp and their poor janasaviya mixed economic system .in future unp will be a just part like JVP or hrla urumaya since the most power full capitalist party and their top liberal economic system can not be imagine by the small parties like JVP or unp

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    Some ordinary people- specially women, go behind MR, like in a trance. They don’t like even to hear about what MR, his family and stooges did. MR’s other lot was the persons who got involved with MR’s and their own misdeeds. But any other R will not have this support from the ordinary people – may be they too can try wearing some charmed rings and bracelets!

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    Sri Lanka Supreme Court consists of 11 Members including Chief Justice. Already 4 Supreme Court Judges recused from hearing Gota’s Cases including Judge “Gedara Yana Gaman”. Fundamental right petition of Gota dragging more than 3 years. If Mahinda Rajapaksha also comes into the scene other Judges also will follow 4 Judges recuse giving some personal reasons.

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      Srilanka is a safer heaven for the cirminals. Impunity is valid for any Law makers. Rajaakshes abuse the situation from the day one.

      They abused the war situation for their breeding up.

      We need RIGOROUS LAW ENFORCEMENT. Lawyers are also criminals. They go after Money money money..

      Judges are also criminals. Number one exmaple is former CJ Sarath N Silva.

      He does not know from what end he has been uttering his loads.

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    just contempt of court ? or is it just the starters?

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    There is no balance in the article as the author is giving the impression that we now have a corrupt free environment and the entire ministry, the PM and President are all Upasaka and Upasikavos. If the MR regime was corrupt, then many of their henchaiya’s are in this government led by the President himself who was a minister for 10 years. The Bond scam might be something acceptable as it happened under this silwath regime.Corruption is corruption whoever is responsible. So, say it aloud. MR & co can be attacked for their alleged misdeeds. Why are you silent about this lot? The author talks of a a resounding victory for the MS in 2015. Remember he won by about 450,000 votes. No doubt a significant victory against a powerful President, but one cannot call it a resounding victory mainly because half that number could have changed the course of that election. Since the CT is a forum for people to pursue what is right, the author should have dished out the truth about both sides

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    What can the people who are yearning for justice do?. They have answered the call of duty by their vote at the last Presidential and general elections. Both present day two leaders promised the nation that justice will not only be done but every cent robbed from the people will be recovered from the perpetrators and would be punished according to Law. But what do we see now, they are openly using their positions to avert any legal proceedings against these criminals, so much for their much hyped honesty and patriotism and they still talk of building a great nation. Remember you are only building castles in the air and your kith and kin too will have to pay the penalty sooner than later. Politicians and their cohorts will do well to remember the day of reckoning is not too far away.

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    This is another JOKE – “Hold Mahinda & Gota on Contempt of Courts”. Recently GOTA said in public to “Immediately” hold all cases against him in the Special Courts newly set up and make a finish soon. Why not agree to this “Demand” and go through with all those cases and make a final decision. Any “DEAL”? again.

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    The article mentions Gota,Basil , Chamal and Shiranthi as possible SLPP presidential contenders.How about the incredible Daisy Aachie?Surely If She Could miraculously and mysteriously receive a gunny bag full of precious stones, the old lady could also deliver miracles as President!!Also don’t forget “Rocket “ Rohitha Rajapaksa who has promised that Srilankans could migrate to the moon if he became president!!

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    Suranimala Umagiliya ~ “Mahinda & Gotabaya Should Be Held In Contempt Of Court”
    We, the Lankan silent majority agree with you. But we must bear in mind that when it comes to certain ‘leaders’ judges recuse in numbers!
    .
    Can we learn something from our cricket team’s resounding win over the almighty SA?
    SLC was in tatters – low morale down the line to the very bottom rung. One wonders as to whether the ‘ball tampering’ episode was because of low morale. Maybe or maybe not.
    Then something happened. The SLC management was fired and replaced.
    By the way, the former Sports Minister gave up the job because he had to.

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    BIG POLITICIANS IN SRI LANKA NEVER GOING TO BE TRID IN THE COURT. OTHER WISE RANIL IS THE ONE TO BE TRIED FIRST FOR SUPERVISING ALL KILLER SQUADS TO KILL YOUTHS IN 88/89. COMPARE TO RANIL,MR AND GOTA ARE FAR BEHIND. JVP HAVE FORGTTEN ALL THESE FOR MONEY. IF SOME ONE HAS ANY YHING AGAINST THIS JUST REPLY.

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    No chance. They are under Ranil W’s protection. This writer complaining to who?

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      How come you fully fell on to the levels of Champa ? Were you a customer of her or are u even today ?
      Chamapawathie would lick the balls of Buruwasnse even on broad day light. She has no whatsoever shame. Instead of protecting ballige putha Rajapakshes to reveal lot more what she should do. Unfortuatnaly, these men or women are upto amuse the gallery.
      RW cant alone block the investigations in today s context. But the truth is some men still in power and worked for Rajaakshe bribes then, have still been continuing in the COURTS or anywhere. The press is also run by former goons, just imagine, Lankadheepa brings only headlines against current men. How come ? Not a single word or lines against NYT article – that let go burried under the carpet.
      I believe, THE ROOT CAUSE lanken problems is LANKEN MEDIA mudalalies. They do any wrong doings keeping the very same folks away from facts and figures.
      Who on the earth would and could agree with former MAFIA king Rjaakashes when answering that the allegations levelled at him regarding the huge loan taken from Chinese is a blatant lie
      Press does not seem to go beyond it. .. where are the investigative JOURNALISTS ?

      What happened to KEY BALL LIKCER Dayan Jayathilaka and other analysts ?

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        LEELAGEMALLA
        “… Instead of protecting ballige putha Rajapakshes to “reveal lot more” what she should do.”
        Reveal what? I have nothing to reveal about Mahinda. How could I talk about something I don’t know. If you have something to reveal, go ahead. In fact, wasn’t it Ranil and Maithree who came into power by promising to reveal whatever committed by Mahinda. I never promised any such thing. It is their job not mine.
        “…..the allegations levelled at him regarding the huge loan taken from Chinese is a blatant lie….”
        It was the Chinese government and the Chinese Harbour company which denied NYT’s allegation. How could we not believe them, machan Leelagemalla?
        “…… Lankadheepa brings only headlines against current men. How come?…”
        :D :D :D :D If media writes about Yahapalanaya, they won’t be able to sell their newspapers. People loath any news about them. Media is just acceding to reader’s wishes and give something what they like to read.
        Ranil and Maithree thought they can beat Mahinda and do better. Look at what they have earned? It is the same people who brought them to power who are against them now, more than the others. Their own stalwarts can’t stand them. What can I do?

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          Please dont spread lies.

          NYT has already shared that Mahinda R has not come back to them on the issue.

          MR has already shared to GALERAY in SL that he is no interested in questioning US govt just because he would not want to contest there.

          Are these responses satisfying ? Surely to Gallery or not ?

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            LEELAGEMALLA
            Why should Mahinda reply to NYT? To help them improve their rates?
            Intelligent people ignore such rubbish. That is what Mahinda did.
            NYT woodpecker thought Mahinda is wood until they pecked and found out he was metal not wood.

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              If you think Mahinda is intelligent.

              tell us the bugger et al did not make any kind of proper feasibility studies prior to building of
              1. Rajakashe HARBOUR in his native place
              2: Mattala airport – the airport for no reason to have built there.. just because of his inferiority complex against world famous Bandaranayakes
              3 . If he is that intelligent why the bugger was abusing collosal sums of funds also at the time, a toilet for a village school was introduced ?
              4. If the bugger is that intelligent why he failed to get passed all the necessary amendments in terms of taking sustainble steps for the long standing ethnic problem inthe country – though the bugger had a gigantic cabinet on the cost of poor tax payers funs
              5 last not least, bugger et al, got SRILANKEN profit making merger from Emirates… that took then billions to the country… why wh ywhy ?

              6: Why bugger et al abused srilanken airlines for his entourages as if INDIAN plane loads travel to switzerland for their shooting… meaning .. then Rajapkshes abused the statefunds by taking over 200 men in board, somtimes, making lucrative cancellations of flights.. blocking tourists coming to the country.. why ? That all brought lossess ranging to few hundreds of billions to the airline. Once upon a time, the airline was awarded medals for their services, but ballige putha intentionally destroyed it .. NOT thinking twice.
              It was all as if bad soldier took the weapon.

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    De Vass, Your Comments.

    The article mentions Gota,Basil , Chamal and Shiranthi as possible SLPP presidential contenders.How about the incredible Daisy Aachie?Surely If She Could miraculously and mysteriously receive a gunny bag full of precious stones, the old lady could also deliver miracles as President!!Also don’t forget “Rocket “ Rohitha Rajapaksa who has promised that Srilankans could migrate to the moon if he became president!!

    Yes if Mahathir can win at the age of 92, Why not Daisy Aachie she is still young.

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      The next presidential candidate would be NAMAL or SIRANTHI.. wait and see folks. Because as we hear, Mahinda never prefer other than his off springs to become lineage of next Royal family after SSRD Bandaranayake..

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        ceylonese – You must be out of your mind to suggest the name of Namal, Mongol son of Medamulana Meeharaka. This ignoramus failed his GCE (OL) but came out with flying colours in his law examination thus passing out as a synthetic “lowyer” of the lowest calibre!

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    Billions of Central Bank funds looted by Ranil Wicks of UNP , MS of President and Joint operation handle by of CBK very important means of Bond Scam has under the carpet of Judiciary has not been act by current govt.in power? Bunch of Leaders of current corrupted regime remained in power since 2015 January 8th that back by USA, UK and EU countries had been an encourages covered operation has looted billions of Tax payers money of poor nation . No justice has been NOT taken place by that fair operation denied since 2015 February 27 of last THREE YERAS.
    This is highest that one of World Central Bank Robbery went without IMF and World Bank corruptions screening and monitoring by blessing of USA and UK. Needless less to say all UK has block all corruptions against Ranil Wicks because UNP is current puppet of Western powers .

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    Yesterday the Israeli government announced that Israel would now be defined as a ‘Jewish state’. This is a very interesting, if backward step. Are the Rajapakses planning the equivalent?

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    There should be a number of courts to investigate the corruption and anti constitutional practices of the yahapalana nadaya. It will be painful for the NGO pundits who think they have done a huge service to this country by bringing RW and MS to rule the country. The NGOs simply forget the grave thefts done by the friends of the present rulers in addition to taking the country backward economically.

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    Umagiliya!
    Two sides of the same coin- true. But one side is POLISHED and the other side is TARNISHED

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    Interesting Picture of two wild buffaloes standing and bewildered – set against the light. Thanks to CT for picking the most appropriate pic

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    Mahinder: Malli, coming colour is no good. See what has happened in Malaysia and Pakistan. They’ve arrested the former prime ministers, No.
    .
    Gotler: You know this is why I hate the damn Muslims. Anyway, Aiya don’t worry, Me Paarath Apey Hamuduruwo Vadak Dhei.
    .
    Mahinder: I don’t know if the Ghanayas can do it this time.
    .
    Gotler: Aiya, why do you say that?
    .
    Mahinder: These days these Ghana Gediyas ….. Pissu Kelinawa little too much, No. And the people getting really upset, No.
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    Gotler: Aiya, don’t worry, I’m there No …..to help you.
    .
    Mahinder: (mutters to himself) This is what I’m most afraid of.
    .
    Gotler: (without hearing properly what Mahinder said) Prasnayak Neh Aiya.

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    What hog wash this author writes. Does this author Suranimala even understands what freedom of speech is and what contempt of court is, if what he alleges constitute contempt of court he himself and almost all authors on Colombo Telegraph who has one time or other who had criticized SL judicial system should be charged with contempt of court!

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      wannihami

      “Does this author Suranimala even understands what freedom of speech is “

      Hear No Evil about the clan
      See No Evil in clan’s activities,
      Speak No Evil about them
      Do No Evil to the clan.

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    Wannihami, If freedom of speech is supreme then Vijayakala’s statement also is under freedom of speech. Umagiliya says that the judges ruling to remand is being disputed by MR and GR. Fools rush in.

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      Absolutely Gamini, Vijayakala should have never been fired or forced to resign, but the two situations are different, in the sense that Vijayakala is bound by the policy positions of the party, otherwise she can file a fundamental rights petition (I believe she still should), on the other hand criticizing the Sri Lankan judiciary is very common among the holier than thou elitists specially on Colombo Telegraph, so are all those authors and commentators to be tried for contempt of court?
      If persons disputing the judges decision to remand personal of SL armed forces is to be tried for contempt of court, there will be easily 5 million cases!

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        wannihami

        “Vijayakala should have never been fired or forced to resign,”

        Do you want Vijayakala to set a precedent so that public racists could say anything and get a way with it, particularly the odious Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa.

        “there will be easily 5 million cases!”

        Do you call them Sinhala/Buddhists?
        Where have you buried the rest, another 16 millions? The total population runs into 21 Million.

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    Gotler would neve sense it that his aggression would not bring him forward.
    But his men – wandhi battayas of Thrisu nature would always do STAGE work for his greedy walk
    People in this country have been made blind by the kind of greedy men. Their political intoxciation has ruined this nation sofar. Either JVP or CIVIL SOCIETY leaders deserve to be elected next time. They have proved what both giant parties failed.. over 7 decades.

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