11 August, 2020

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Mangala Is A Political Prisoner: Ranil

The arrest of UNP Parliamentarian and former Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and 11 other senior UNP members and lawyers was based on political orders, making it clear that the Sri Lankan Government was taking political prisoners Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said a short while ago.

Addressing a rare press briefing during which he declined to take questions as he faces another leadership crisis within the UNP, Wickremesinghe said the police was remanding UNP activists on bailable offences because their orders were coming from above.

“Mangala has arrested the police investigations from the very day after this incident occurred,” the UNP Leader said, referring to the Matara intra-party clashes on October 5.

Wickremesinghe said according to the UNP’s information, police was moving to arrest Samaraweera because the orders were coming from elsewhere.

“When the police asked the magistrate to give an order for Mangala’s arrest, the Magistrate said there was no need of that since he has been available since the incident – the magistrate said if you have evidence, bring him to court,” Wickremesinghe said.

Since this a politically motivated arrest, Mangala is a political prisoner, the UNP Leader charged.

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    Let us celebrate the rise of Asia Belarus!

    Cheers!

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      Cheers, Ben! I like it!

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    Mangala Samaraweera’s Western based anti Rajapaksa,and anti Sinhala Website LeNews says that the Keselwatta Kid committed 16 murders as sacrificial offerings when he was on Treasure Hunt during his dad’s Presidency.

    Why couldn’t Ranil divuge this sensational news , at this Press Briefing and finish off the “KID” for good instead of trying to cover Samare’s sins of bashing fellow UNPers..

    Rani,could further enhance his mate Samarare’s HR credentials as well by offering compo for these victim’s families from the UNP Treasury dosh.

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “LeNews says that the Keselwatta Kid committed 16 murders as sacrificial offerings when he was on Treasure Hunt during his dad’s Presidency.”

      How many innocent Tamils did the Sri Lankan armed forces in the last leg of the war?

      You can whisper in my ears.

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        Dear Native,

        Didn’t you say you want to hear from the Horse’s Mouth or the Arse, earlier?.

        Aren’t you happy with the figures from the two Thoroughbreds, white ones for that matter,, McCrae and Baird from the LTTE Diaspora Camp?.

        Not forgetting the Diaspora prosecutor Ms Pillai, who got the numbers with high tech satellites, which , nowadays can pick up even the colour of Martians undies.

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    Man gala is not a political prisoner, but he is a political thug master.

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    How is this P nna Ranil try to defend this thus as a political prisoner , when this tug organise to attack the people in broad day light.

    RW is try to help him because Mangala did attack the people to save RW

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