18 September, 2019

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Mangala Robbery Case: Sirasa Director Pays Legal Fees For Suspect’s Top Lawyer

A director of the Capital Maharaja Group that owns the Sirasa TV network is paying the legal fees of leading criminal lawyer Hemantha Warnakulasuriya who has decided to represent the thief that broke into the residence of UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera in Bolgoda earlier this month, sources told Colombo Telegraph.

Nimal Cooke

Nimal Cooke

President’s Counsel Warnakulasuriya is being paid for his efforts by Capital Maharaja Group Executive Director and big businessman, Nimal Cooke. Meanwhile Warnakulasuriya is also a columnist at the Ceylon Today and Mawbima newspapers owned by DNA MP Tiran Alles. Both the Sirasa Network and the Mawbima Group are engaged in an intense mud-slinging campaign against Samaraweera using the suspect arrested for the break in at the MP’s house. The state media has also commenced a massive smear campaign about Samaraweera’s alleged relationship with the suspect.

Samaraweera filed a complaint against the suspect Hiran Priyankara. The suspect later complained to Police Headquarters after having obtained Warnakulasuriya’s services that the MP had been involved in a homosexual relationship with him and the items stolen from his home were in fact gifts from Samaraweera. The suspect’s wife has also submitted an affidavit claiming that her husband was involved in a long-term liaison with the UNP MP. The suspect Hiran Priyankara was arrested by the police but mysteriously a guarantor had come forward to post bail for him on the robbery charge.

Warnakulasuriya escorted the suspect Hiran Priyankara to Police Headquarters in Fort to lodge the complaint against Samaraweera. The suspect is requesting the Police to investigate the nature of the relationship between Samaraweera and himself. Western Province DIG Anura Senanayake, a close associate of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be conducting the investigation, according to Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana. The aim is to have Samaraweera harrassed and even arrested on the basis of his sexuality, under Section 365A of the Penal Code that outlaws homosexuality.

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  • 32
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    It is sad that government after government has been unduly influenced by the Rajamahendran/Nadesan family. They remain a real impediment to democracy. Hedgingg their bets and playing SL lankan politicians for suckers are their hallmarks.

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      A more immediate question is what is the UNP doing with their Treasurer who is, literally, an EMPLOYEE of the same destructive clique with a need to have government’s cater to their every whim and fancy?
      Are Ranil Wicks and the rest of the UNP hierarchy (including that Long John character whose religious pilgrimages are organized and funded by Mahinda Rajapaksa) doing about all of this?
      The so-called UNP hierarchy deserves to end up in the same dustbin of history as our present dictators because they are all the same!

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      Thia is going to back fire on the government big time.

      The way things are going Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be arrested in USA very soon.

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      I think it is the other way around, with the Maharaja Group owners being coerced into serving past and present governments of Sri Lanka. If Maharaja Org. does not play ball they will be destroyed, recall the attacks on their offices.

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    Kili Rajamahendran of Maharaja Group is a Rupert Murdoch Wannabe in Sri Lanka.

    A shady figure who thinks Sri Lanka is a puppet show that he can control.

    It is time to put the guy in his rightful place.

    Cheers!

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    Mangala is the president of the GAY and lesbian association in SRI LAnka

    • 4
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      …and Hitlerpassa is the UNLAWFUL president of Sri Lanka!

    • 0
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      So what?

  • 10
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    SIRASA this is shame of you. Thia ia a crucial time for UNP and you as a leading media institute in this country shuld be unbiased.

  • 9
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    Wait until Chandrika contests the Presidential election, Sirasa and Maharajah group will be the first to join the band waggon.

  • 0
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    Who is telling the truth?

  • 13
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    Maharaja/Nadesan/Sirasa/TiranAlles/Ceylon today are destroying democratic principals of this country, and simultaneously slinging mud at the UNP, for their own benefit.

    WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FORM SUCKER WARNA !!!

  • 13
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    Yes, it’s time to put the Maharajahs in their place. They may be super rich, but they are not one iota more important than the beggar on the street. These assholes are not even corrupt politicians. They are just a bunch of crooks exploiting the hard working Sri Lankans with the power of their money. They were nobodys from Jaffna who launched their business in Colombo selling Parker pens and Quink. These rascals should not forget their humble origin and try to screw the ordinary people. How dare they try to interfere into the governance of the country. These megalomaniacs should be taught that it’s the people who make decisions through their elected representatives in this country. People should rise and kick their dirty butts.

  • 3
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    Sirasa/Tiran /Today. mined your own business for your own futureNayake

  • 3
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    sirasa/Tiran/Today .mind your own business for your own good future.

  • 2
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    Sirasa/Tiran/Today,minr your own business for your own good future.

  • 9
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    The Maharajah’s are the biggest curse for democracy in Sri Lanka. They will not allow a credible opposition to surface in Sri Lanka because they want to share the spoils with the Rajapakshe regime. They will do anything to destroy the opposition. This is evident from their news bulletins in Sinhala, Tamil and English daily where they spend anything between 40 to 60% of the time attacking Ranil or the UNP.

    They have also bought over politicans from all parties. They have in their pocket Sajith Premadasa, Ravi Karunanayake, Sujeeva Seerasinghe and many more from the UNP, Ratharan Hora (who did not know how 60M got in to his account) from the SLFP, and LAl Kantha from the JVP. They also have a number of up and coming politicians like Buddhika Pathjirana, Sri Ranga etc. in their payroll. They hoodwinked Ranil to get Sri Ranga elected from the Nuwara Eliya district to do their bidding. Everyone knows Sri Ranga’s connection to Mahinda.

    They also have people like Johnston, Dayasiri etc. to scream at Ranil so that they will continue to get the media exposure they desperately need to survice. More importantly, Shiral Lakthilake and Maithri Gunaratne are paid and used to attack Ranil so that the opposition would never wake up to pose a therat to their master of the Maharajah, the MAHAA RAJA.

    Mangala is the only person who can form a credible opposition. He has proved this more than once by removing Ranil from the 2002 government and being the man who brought Mahinda to power. He mobilized the support of the JVP and together with Tiran and Sreepathi Sooriyarachi bought over the LTTE to get Mahinda elected in 2005. If not for these three, Ranil would be the president today.

    Tiran who betrayed Sarth fonseka has now become the man Friday of the current administration. He is the one masterminding the various conflicts within the UNP through his newspapers and state media along with the F….ing Maharajah group.

    I remember A C S Hameed making a passionate speech on behalf of the Maharajah’s in parliament in the early 80’s defending their right to do business in Sri Lanka when Koreans and other nationalities were brought in and given concessions. His argument was that even if they were Kallathoni’s from India, they have been living in this country for a long time. The new investors from Taiwan and China were not know. I as a ypoung man thought that Hameed had gone MAD.

    The country knew how they manipulated the Senior Ranasinghe Premadasa to get their bidding. They had invested wisely by paying the senior premadasa Rs. 100,000 per month – delivered by their group accountant Ransi Gunasekera every month. Today, they are doing the same thing with the Junior Premadasa by financing him to go give 50,000 every week to various Buddhist temples. People should know, these seperts are doing it not to promote Buddhism, but to keep the rift in the UNP.

    Now, they are investing in the New Generation by bankrolling Buddhika Pathirana, Sri Ranga, Sassara Dinal, Kelawalapitiya (Sarath Fonseka’s party) Lal Kantha of JVP, Sajith, Ravi, Sujeeva from UNP and many more to keep their strangle hold on any government which would come to power anytime in the future.

    The abuse of the airwaves by their media network alone should be enough to bring them to Justice. When Maithri got the Kurundu Polu, they highlighted and showed every single Ranil-Mangala supporter prior to any identification parade. They became the prosecutor and Judge. When the whole country was showed these faces, WHY DID THE COURT have an idenitifcation parade??? WHY DID TNE SISRASA NETWORK DO THE SAME THING WHEN MOBS ATTACKED THE PRIME MINSTERS OFFICE???

    It is time that the citizens of Sri Lanka woke up to the manipulations of the blood thirsty Maharajah group. Now is the time to ack. THE NIMAL CROOOOOKS ALSO NEED TO BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE

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      well said but this is not only applicable to the Maharajahs but to many businesses in SL now

      also its the weak spot in the politicians (sinhala/tamil/muslim) to accept and sleep with businessmen!

      re that sri ranga of mtv he is one slimey rascal and not only is he corrupt but he apparently is a womaniser and ruined many girls too

      • 4
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        yes so many corrupt businesses today – Dammika Perera, Asok Pathirage (softlogic/asiri)- all operating above law – manipulating regulations and laws to run their fiefdoms

  • 6
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    What Kili Maharaja of the Sirasa and MTV is doing can be classified as ‘prestitution’!

  • 4
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    It is such a shame that when Ms. Perera a leading human rights activist and very close to minister Vasudeva Nanayakara was threatened with death over SLBC by no lesser a person than the head of the propaganda unit MTV or Sirasa nor any other so called ‘independent’ media carried the story. The protest against this threat outside SLBC/Rupavahini was not carried either. Ever wonder why we are being targeted by foreign countries? As for Hemantha Warnakulasuriya well he is a criminal lawyer and most lawyers I know are criminals!

  • 4
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    One gets the leadership one deserves!

    Apathy and corruption has lead to what we face today.

    Asking Ranil about what the UNP’s policy is about Mangala is an exercise in stupidity, rumors aside.

    Until the citizens of Sri Lanka realize that society will only be as corruption-free as they are prepared to be, nothing will change.

    The change MUST come from us. The Rajapakse’s, the Maharaja’s and the Harry Jayawardene’s are simply taking advantage of our urge to get something for nothing!

    Remember, there are executives in all these organizations who are participating in greasing the wheels of corruption. They are the real culprits. They are doing it because they have justified it in their minds. School fees, van fees, lunch at Raja Bojun, Spa treatments for the wife, the free company car, must all be paid for with a blind eye!

    • 4
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      It is the bribe giver who should be hauled up before the bribery commission or courts and exposed to stop this cancer. All top notch private entrepreneurs, individuals and top executives are guilty of aiding and abetting corruption in the state sector. These top people and not the bribe taker that has to be stopped and punished. And these are the big business people who shout in the media about rampant corruption that is being encouraged by themselves.

  • 3
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    What a laughing stock of srilankan politics Sri ranga became a mp very easily

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    This Bugger Nimal Crook being a Member of the BOG of Trinity College will be taken to task for submitting false Accounts to Courts once the Forensic Audit is complete, which Courts have requested. These are the Paragons of Virtue who parade as Mr. Cleans in society.

  • 0
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    I know for long that the Maharajah Group is involved in dirty politics (which is non of their business) refraining any media ethics! Their grip in the life of Sri Lankans next only to Rajapaksas…..
    An unknown, uneducated Sri Ranga is a well known face to Sri Lanka thanks to Maharajah and he will be the pet dog for ever.

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      The most annoying little man I have ever had the misfortune to listen to is Sri Ranga. He was all for bringing Mahinda back. Now he is blatantly trying to achieve that end. His logic is so lop sided ,it is sickening. I am begening to dislike the Maharajas every time I see this dog.

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