16 July, 2018

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Mangala Condemns MR, GR And NR For ‘Old Tricks’ Of Intimidating Journalists, But Silent On His Chief Of Staff Using The Same Tricks

Just two days after Minister of Finance and Mass Media issued a statement vehemently condemning ‘virulent personal attacks by individuals linked to the joint opposition and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in a bid to intimidate journalists who worked on the NYT (New York Times) report, attacking them for doing their job,’ it is revealed that his Chief of Staff Thusitha Haloluwa has launched as scathing attack on a journalist who had exposed allegedly financial irregularity in a state institution running into millions of rupees.

Mangala Samaraweera

Halloluwa, how is also a Working Director of the National Lotteries Board, is on record abusing a journalist in foul language and threatening him as well, as revealed in a News 1st news feature aired two days ago. Halloluwa’s tirade was first reported by SL Vlog, presented by Dharshana Handungoda using recorded evidence.

Mangala Samaraweera tweeted from a verified account on July 3 condemning former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his brother Gotabaya and his son Namal using the hashtags ‘lka’ and ‘mediafreedom’ thus: ‘Back to old tricks even while in opposition. Shame on you.’

The News 1st expose was aired on the same day. Two days have passed but Samaraweera has not taken any action or even issued any statement regarding his officer’s conduct. Halloluwa continues to work under Samaraweera.

Halloluwa has claimed that he has worked as the Media Secretary to Ministers, Amarasiri Dodangoda and Anura Priyadharshana Yapa. He claims he was Secretary and Coordinating Secretary of Minister Mangala Samaraweera and later a Press Officer at Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s Media Unit.

Samaraweera, according to a media release issued by Director of Information at his ministry, M. Ali Hassen, said, “As Media Minister I vehemently condemn such practices where journalists are attacked for doing their job. There must be an immediate halt to these practices. These allegations must be immediately investigated by the relevant authorities and action taken against perpetrators without fear or favour.

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  • 7
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    Halloluwa made that statement at the heat of that moment.
    To err is human to forgive is divine.
    Lets get back to the main topic NYT and the Journos threatened by JO.
    Presidential Commission can unravel a lot of other frauds committed by the former regime.

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      LOL Thengai fellow is one fine match to Mangala Samaraweera whose brain child is kurundu polu army that attacked protesters in Matara recently. And how come, naming two journos was an act of “threatening” or “intimidating”. Mangala was the architect of this whole drama. Hence his temper towards JO.

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        This NYT Stale news is to distract from Bond Scam Fresh news!

        CT editors: The SL political CORRUPTION NARRATIVe has been trumpted by NYT leak on China’s Aid to Mahinda Jarapassa and family, to protect Bondscam Ranil who is going dirty work of Trump-land.
        Cold war btw US and China is hotting up these days and the propaganda war to capture the narrative or story line (soft power) is on! So, US and China Fake AID – Debt trap corruption rackets (with corrupt Lankan politicians) all coming out like skeltons from a closet!

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          Right on Don – as they say now: “its the narrative Stupid” !
          That is, today, the Cold war with China is a propaganda (soft power) project in SL.
          NYT and US embassy is crafting Lank’s “Debt trap narrative” in order to distract us form role of IMF and MCC in Lanka’s foreign fake-aid, Debt trap political corruption racket:s
          1. US citizen Gota’s Avant Guard scam case slowly being buried by USAID funded Bribery Commission of SL, (CIABOC is a total failure)
          2. IMF and MCC Fake Policy Advice on how to scam Central Bank to Ranil.
          But, who is responsible for debt traps in Greece? Argentina?
          Who is devaluing and crashing the rupee and magnifying Lanka’s Debt trap with Fake Policy Advice? IMF Washington – IMF, MCC, USAID, Japan ‘s car loans for building highways for Toyota sales, or China?
          China a relative newcomer in the Fake Development Aid and policy advice game to advance donor’s strategic business and security interests in Indian Ocean.
          ALL aid is a Debt trap. Civil society NGOs must ask for Aid transparency, use RTI for loan analysis, and demand a website to be set up by Finance Ministry of all foreign loan projects in all Ministries.

    • 7
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      No wonder thengai supporting halloluwa; both birds of a feather receiving ltte money.

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      Thengai Srinivasan

      RE: Mangala Condemns MR, GR And NR For ‘Old Tricks’ Of Intimidating Journalists, But Silent On His Chief Of Staff Using The Same Tricks

      This is called Self-interest.

      1. “virulent personal attacks by individuals linked to the joint opposition and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in a bid to intimidate journalists who worked on the NYT (New York Times) report, attacking them for doing their job,’”

      2. ” it is revealed that his Chief of Staff Thusitha Haloluwa has launched as scathing attack on a journalist who had exposed allegedly financial irregularity in a state institution running into millions of rupees.”

      3. ACJU attacks the critics who wants to reform MMDA, as it impinges on their hegemony.

      4. The Cardinals and the Popes attack, torture and burn Astronomers and “heretics,”, because they expose their convoluted theology and deficiencies.

      5. The Ulama and their ignorant supporters attack, torture and kill Philosophers ( lovers of wisdom) , rationalists, and other free thinkers as innovators , Kuffar( unbelievers) and apostates, because they expose their convoluted theology and deficiencies.

      How many times must the cannon balls fly ……

      BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND
      Bob Dylan- Special Rider Music – SESAC

      How many roads must a man walk down
      Before they call him a man?
      How many seas must a white dove sail
      Before she sleeps in the sand?
      How many times must the cannon balls fly
      Before they’re forever banned?

      The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
      The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

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      Mahinda even funded Lord Nesabit via former President Gayoom. Will NYT invesigate this claim.

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    he should sack his chief of staff.Otherwise he will be known as a hypocrite.C’mon mangala,show that you are a better administrator than the over tolerant ranil,and sack this foul mouthed bugger who has obviously los his head as usual when drunk with power.They must know how to talk in public.

    • 14
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      A hypocrite is more dangerous than a dishonest man. A dishonest man deceives and cheats, and a hypocrite betrays and swindles.
      – Dr T.P.Chia

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    Many world leaders have stepped out of public office and into prison. The reasons vary from corruption, Tsunami Aid to stealing state funds and embezzlement, to imprisoning and murdering political opponents. Some were ousted in coups, while others were denounced by a successor.

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    Mangala is a liar and a hypocrite. Mangala the ex commander in chief of the “kurudu polu” brigade suddenly has forgotten all his past activities. He’s now issuing statements to the media almost every day. At this pace he will set a new Guinness world record for that. Soon he will start addressing the nation like presidents do. He’s a joke.

  • 10
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    King of the “kurundu polu army” is pointing fingers to others! Joke of the day.

    • 4
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      max

      “Joke of the day.”

      I thought Gota being the Hitler with mustache and his salute, is being performed by extending the right arm from the neck into the air with a straightened hand was the joke of the millennia.

      Practice the salute and rehearse Heil Gota!!!! in case……………….

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        Get off your Hitler obsession PansiLaka. We in Sri Lanka consider your hero, basard Churchill the worst evil 1000 times more than Hitler.

        Remember Gallipoli, Bengal, Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki? @0 million compared to 6 mil Hitler is blamed for. And these are all good human he kille, not Jews, like Hitler.

  • 11
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    [edited out]

    There is one rule for him and another for all others. The great
    southern hero who has repeatedly dubbed Ranil Wickremesinghe
    as Mr Bean not so long ago now calls him Sir. He has been made
    a Vice President of the UNP which he despised and conspired with
    Chandrika Kumaratunga (his wine drinking bosom pal) to destroy.

    If you cannot beat them, join them. Hurrah Manala!! Hypocrites like
    you can get away with any muck. Have you ever thought for how
    long?

  • 13
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    Mangalan’s Golaya is on Tape,saying” I will Crack the Pakaya’s Bald Patch””
    Wonder who this Journo with a Bald Patch..
    Or is he fully Bald?..
    Wonder why the Golaya got so upset?.
    I heard some Journos have indicated that the Semi Auto Weapon that was used by the Pathlaya in Matara belonged to a Heavy Weight Minister.
    Could it be Mangalan?..

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Mangalan’s Golaya is on Tape,saying” I will Crack the Pakaya’s Bald Patch”

      Definitely not Rajpal Abeynayake nor Bandula Jayasekera.
      Where is Rajpal? Has he settled down in Thailand?
      Has Bandula gone to see Dalai Lama again after seeing saffron clad fascist blessing Gota with Nazi wish?
      Did he tell you he went to China with Dr Mahinda?

      Who is his stylist now?

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        Dear Native,
        I know you love Mangalan more than Dr Ranil.
        You must be hurting as bad as Mangalan.
        Poor Mangalan.
        Just imagine his mental state.
        Lucky Dr Ranil gave him the Treasurer Gig.
        Otherrwise, just imagine if he had to meet up with Suren , Bedouin Prince and the other LTTE Diaspora mates for Cocktails every Weekend..?..
        Do your mates in the Diaspora drink Cocktails?…Or is it still just Red Label?..

    • 3
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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Mangalan’s Golaya is on Tape,saying” I will Crack the Pakaya’s Bald Patch”

      Definitely not Rajpal Abeynayake nor Bandula Jayasekera.
      Where is Rajpal? Has he settled down in Thailand?
      Has Bandula gone to see Dalai Lama again after seeing saffron clad fascist blessing Gota with Nazi wish?
      Did he tell you he went to China with Dr Mahinda?


      Who is his stylist now?

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  • 3
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    Let’s appoint Darshana Handungoda as a National List MP and then the Speaker of the Parliament

  • 7
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    Mangala, Mano Thiththawella and Chandrika Kumaranathunga should resign from their posts over this mass scale Lyca Mobile fraud

  • 0
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    The two ‘intimidations’ must not be taken together – for such comparison can dilute each other. Each must be treated separately.
    .
    Remember how the ‘intimidations’ of Lasantha, Prageeth ended. Journalist Tissanayagam just escaped because of international intervention. The pulping of ‘Uthayan’ ?
    The GR infamous verbal tirade to former Sunday Leader Editor Frederica Jansz?
    .
    Was the Mangala-Chief-of-Staff intervention (if true) the same level as above?
    PS: Dayan of course is preparing a Dayan answer.

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      Okay … Okay … I get it. That punishment was not politically correct.
      I was just testing the waters. CT, I’m proud of you.

  • 3
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    It is reported Lyca mobile mob (4) had met Mangala last week at 730 pm at his official residence re Lyca mobile taking over EAP group.

    Mmmmmmmmmm………..

    So fishy………………..

  • 6
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    Thusitha Halloluwa uttered utmost filth not a child but even an adult could withstand. He must quit or sacked

  • 5
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    This is why Mangala jumped from Foreign Affairs to Finance

  • 6
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    Mangala is corrupt ,,,,,, utter corrupt.

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    It is Mangala who introduced Mano Thiththawala his classmate at Royal to Chandrika Kumaranathunga. They are a very forceful bandit gang.

  • 5
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    To be a hypocrite one has to have principles to start with. Mangala is not a principled man, he has no conscience, he was up to his own old tricks when he likely summoned the NYT journalists to eat the chaff off his hand, then without corroboration whatsoever those journalists published the chaff, with no grain behind that chaff.
    Mangala is highly talented, in deceiving the people, to his own end, not for MS or Ranil, or CBK, not for Gota or MR, Mangala is for himself.

  • 1
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    Has Mangalan gone bonkers..
    Mangalan is already in a depressed state.
    Mr Sampathar is not happy , Mr Surendran I don’t think even talk to Mangalan.
    Mangalan was furious when Kosgoda Tharaka got done by the STF.
    Mangalan even issued a Press Release about it, and spoke publicly how bad it is for the Police to kill innocent people unless they are proven guilty of course.
    The latest call of the UNP Minister from Colombo to resurrect Pirahaparan and his LTTE must be another issue which Mangalana must be grappling with.
    Just imagine how he must be acting in the Office, when the big Golayas bring him the Latte to his desk in the morning.
    So the Golayas will go to any length to protect the Boss.
    It is natural , human behavior of the dedicated staff.
    Cracking a few Skulls is no big deal in that sort of situations ..
    Does Mangalan take Latte or Short Black?….I wonder….

  • 1
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    Old tricks are being played again by World greatest liar Mangala and Ranil.
    Can Mangala answer these questions please?
    1). When FCID finished it investigation of the Chinese Harbor Bribery?
    2).Why UNP has not filed a case on this?
    3).Why AG department is keeping silent on the Chinese Harbor bribery?
    4).When will these matters be taken to court?
    5).Did anybody asked Chinese Harbor to give expiation officially?
    6).Did anybody asked Chinese Harbor to reimburse the lost money?
    7). WHY PTL and Chinese Harbor is not treated equally? Is that because PTL is Tamil’s company?

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    We remember when Mangala and his henchman ferdinands tried to put a sex allegation on Minister Hakeem. Now they are in the same cabinet ! These are the Gantalmen Sri lanka has !

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    Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif given 10-year jail term Primary indicated via panama papers

    Files reveal the form Panama Papers, entities of three children of Nawaz sheriff were linked in the documents to offshore companies. and later found that Sharif had acquired four apartments in Avenfield House, a luxury apartment block close to Hyde Park in London. It is those properties that are due to be confiscated, according to the verdict.

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