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WikiLeaks: Mangala Samaraweera Is Openly Homosexual – US Embassy Colombo Informed State Department

“Mangala Saraweera, 47, is a PA/SLFP MP from Matara District in the south. First elected to Parliament in 1989, he was previously the main SLFP organizer for Matara, where his father also served as MP. He was Minister of Posts and Telecommunications in the previous PA government. Samaraweera is another PA hard-liner, who is said to advise the President to hit out at Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and the UNP government whenever possible. He is also one of the major proponents of an alliance between the PA and JVP. A former academic, Samaraweera attended the University of London and is openly homosexual. He is Sinhalese Buddhist.”  the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

Mangala and the Cabinet Minister of State Management Reforms, Navin Dissanayake / File photo

Mangala and the Cabinet Minister of State Management Reforms, Navin Dissanayake / File photo

On November 18, 2003, sending brief biographical sketches of key advisers to then Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, in a confidential cable to US state department the US Ambassador to Colombo Jeffrey J. Lunstead described Mangala Samaraweera as a none family member advisor. According to the US ambassador there were only four none family party advisors to the President including Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sarath Amunugama and Kingsley Wickramaratne.

On April 15, 2004, Ambassador  Jeffrey J. Lunstead wrote; As reported Reftel, Sri Lanka’s new cabinet was sworn in on April 10. (FYI. President Kumaratunga retained control of the defense and internal security portfolios — see Reftels. Due to a dispute with President Kumaratunga, the radical Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, ‘JVP,’ has not yet assumed the handful of ministerial positions it was promised before the election.”

Under the subheading ‘Biographic data on key ministers’ the ambassador wrote; “Mangala Saraweera, 47, is a PA/SLFP MP from Matara District in the south. First elected to Parliament in 1989, he was previously the main SLFP organizer for Matara, where his father also served as MP. He was Minister of Posts and Telecommunications in the previous PA government. Samaraweera is another PA hard-liner, who is said to advise the President to hit out at Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and the UNP government whenever possible. He is also one of the major proponents of an alliance between the PA and JVP. A former academic, Samaraweera attended the University of London and is openly homosexual. He is Sinhalese Buddhist.”

The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cables from the WikiLeaks database and the “Confidential”  cables are signed by the US Ambassador to Colombo Jeffrey J. Lunstead.

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  • 59
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    Publishing this seems a little unethical, given that this is a personal matter that could greatly affect and even endanger his life. The choice of picture and headline is also of low taste. Bad and cheap editorial decision. Is Colombo Telegraph supposed to be a newspaper or a cheap tabloid?

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      It’s neither a newspaper nor tabloid but online news that endeavors to be real time news media.
      Serves him right for carrying baseball bats and expecting used Elastoplast to be the next rulers. They would be worse than passe familial.

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      An apt picture would have been Man-Gala holding hands with Rani-Gala.

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      Why not publish it Hansi? He is a public figure. So open season no? I need to know everything about a politician I am going to vote for. Even in age of ‘supposed enlightenment’ a persons sexual orientation is deeply relevant to voters. So this, is fair game.

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        You want to know everything about his sexual orientation? How they have sex? the metrics about their genitals etc? what sort of subhuman are you? what happens inside a person’s bedroom is their business as long as it’s consensual.

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          Bedrock Barney should change his name to Bedroom Barney. First class idiot.

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            What a wonderful suggestion, i really should, and then…. perhaps you…. me… wink wink:)))

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          I am a deviant subhuman, and you? Sinhala Buddhist perhaps? Answer to your first two questions are yes. Genitals? NO. I wonder if he has a tape, you know like, Pam. Perhaps one with you in it. If Mangala knew that you were so interested in protecting him. he would spend so much on condoms.

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      Hansi

      “Is Colombo Telegraph supposed to be a newspaper or a cheap tabloid?”

      Outing Mangala helps him to come out of the closet. In fact Mangala may want to out himself.

      How long can a person live a lie?

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        Yep. They should all come out. Being a gay politicians they should clear the path for others contemplating the same.

        There are lot of homosexual men and women in Sri Lanka. Like in any society.

        Belonging to a sexual minority is not a crime. There is no need to apologize or explain things to anyone.

        Just come out. Be yourself. Masses will foillow.

        Cheers!

    • 5
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      Don’t insult cheap tabloids by comparing them to the Punakku Telegraph.

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        Punakku recycler

        Could you deal with your comment elsewhere and my query in the same thread.

        Punakku recycler: “Thesavalamai law that forbids Tamils in the north from selling land to non-Tamils, a law that has been there for generations?”

        Could you quote chapter and verses that clearly banning the sale of land to non Tamil.

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      Simple points – 1 why would Mangala not present a private members bill abolishing the law or openly speak of it – in his statement there is no mention of gay, same sex or homosexual. 2 He is a hypocrite- he single-handedly prevented his now ‘good’ friend Ranil becoming president by paying in a large some of money to the most barbaric terrorist, Prabhakara, thereby perverting the course of democracy. 3 He has never apologized to the public from bringing MR into power – at least some remorse. Self-serving and arrogant, he has no place int the so-called leadership council as the person who was most responsible for the present state of the UNP

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      Hansi,ha had been a homo under CBK,a homo under MR and no
      attention was drawn then.Why now?Why should it be of any
      concern when he’s with UNP and Ranil and at a time elections
      are announced??He was the minister of foreign affairs of
      our incumbent president!People of Matara knows him as a
      man worked hard for them, whatever he was in his private
      life.Men and women who went to boys and girls schools all
      over the country were all infamous of their sexual habits
      throughout their school life.Of course not the case of all
      but at least this is the general assumption.So I think it
      is foolish to raise it now.

      • 0
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        Please read it “he had been” sorry for the slip.

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        we all know how he went against SF. We all know how he acted against former CJ Dr. SB.

        So, what is your question ? If MR wants to revenge anyone, merciless. But he is seen as a SINHALA buddhist…. ?

  • 19
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    I did not know that the embassies are responsible to report important persons sexual orientation to their respective head offices. I guess this is because sex and political power are intimately related.

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      It also begs the question as to why Mangala’s lover stole all those bottles? Did the money transfer not go through? or was it a case gilted lover. This is not a case of his sexual orientation. this is a matter of breach of contract. I scratch your back if you…….

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      US embassies across the globe are responsible for collecting any data which could be useful in controlling foreign governments … Sexual orientation, race, caste or any other thing of a person is useful data and valid as long as it could be used to manipulate foreign governments …

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      ……and the US is supposed to be an advocate for gay’s even granting same sex marriages to happen.. WHY THE DOUBLE STANDARDS?AS ALWAYS THE CASE…

      US always has double agenda’s and is always a serpent with double heads… not many realize this….

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    We are in 2014 not 1814. Should a persons sexual preference matter? You guys have no problem with drug dealers, murders, rapists, pedophiles and thieves being in politics but your concerned about gay and lesbians.

    Get a life.

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      Burt

      “We are in 2014 not 1814. Should a persons sexual preference matter?”

      Yes it matters only to those right wing bigots.

      “Get a life.”

      They won’t, most of those bigots are closet half gays.

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        Burt

        Don’t take any notice of hymie karapoththas trying to spread their European ghetto vlaues in our civilised, Buddhist home land.

        These pagans who still believe in their old tribal myths of God chosen-ness and a God-given right to ‘lead’ humanity have been fooling the world for too long.

        Homosexuality comes from inbreeding, adult abuse of young boys and gay propaganda. It is more common among Edomite and Khazar tribals descending from Sodom. That is why they forced the US army,their domain to recruit poofters.

        There is one positive, now the soldiers are also making love in the trenches Afghanistan!

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          Rattaran

          Could you deal with your comment elsewhere and my query in the same thread.

          Rattaran: “And another thing, if you want to re-write historical texts, start with the Thirukkural. We are happy with the Maha Vamsa”

          What is Thirukkural and what’s wrong with it? I never heard of this history book of the Tamils.

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          Rattaran

          Does your Tamil history book Thirukkural, admonish,reprimand, rebuke, scold, reprove, upbraid, chastise, chide, censure, castigate, lambaste, berate, reproach, lecture, criticize homosexuality?

          Mahawamsa doesn’t however it encourages bestiality and incestuous relation as if they are natural Sinhala/Buddhist practices.

          Which one do you prefer or practice?

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      International Lesbian and Gay association has listed 83 countries including India and Sri Lanka where homosexuality is illegal or banned. Being a declared gay, Man-Gala should have known it.

      Irony however is, the man who Man-Gala accused to have robbed his laptop and whisky a few weeks back is now made a complain to police saying the politician had seduced and made him a gay meaning raped him sometime back. And that’s a criminal offence hence must be investigated.

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        mechanic

        “complain to police saying the politician had seduced and made him a gay meaning raped him sometime back.”

        Who is afraid of Mangla, as long as you keep your legs crossed and retain your usual self as tight ar*e.

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          God gave a BUTT to shit… not to make a living out of…. ugh…

          Also:

          God created ADAM and EVE NOT ADAM and STEVE nor EVE AND EVA… when u go against nature nothing good comes out of it….

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            Sowden Edward Asange

            You are parroting the stuff of Grade 5 Catholic school kids.
            Looks like you are insecure and troubled over your sexual orientation. Seek counseling before you go postal!

    • 2
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      We ‘the rest of the world’ are mos def in 2014. SL under the regime is still in the Anuradapura era. Why, where have you been living? Know ye now that yellow robbed monks run the country. Just like the Anuradapura era.

    • 1
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      Burt,
      Ask 20th century former Ambassador  Jeffrey J. Lunstead instead of asking from ‘you guys’?
      Ofcourse he was a former US ambassador … Find it out why wrote MS is homosexual?

  • 5
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    Well, Judeo Christian civil laws introduced a certain structure to families. Before that everyone one could screw another as long as they were adults and were in love.

    LGBTY lobby pushing governments to take the system back to pre-Christian era where people where screwing their sister in laws, committing incest and having orgies and polygamy.

    Very soon it would become a nightmare for children to discover their real mother and father and vice-versa.

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      Vibhushana

      In a country where incestuous relation has become more pronounced one does not need to be a gay or lesbian to rape one’s own daughter.

      “Very soon it would become a nightmare for children to discover their real mother and father and vice-versa.”

      Tell your men folks to hands of their daughters.

      “Before that everyone one could screw another as long as they were adults and were in love.”

      What is wrong with such relation? More sex and more love mean less war.

      F**k for peace.

      Do you want all of us to get back to Victorian era with Victorian values.

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        Native,

        Why not middle path?

        Not the Victorian era demonizing homosexuals. Giving first preference to marriage between man-woman as well.

        You may keep shagging members of your family too if that is your preference.

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          Vibhushana

          “You may keep shagging members of your family too if that is your preference.”

          You mean much celebrated “Kandyan Hospitality”.

          It is not preferred life style, however you tend to forget the important ingredients in any relationship, its usually known as “trust” and “love” between partners.

          Shagging members of your own family is the long established Southern consensus from Vijaya story onwards to this day fathers raping their own daughters.

          Which do one do you prefer,

  • 2
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    Oh so a sinhala buddist is homosexual? And openly too?? Where is gnasara and he’s goons, who regularly have a habit of interfering in peoples personal & religious matters??? How about a round of yellow thuggery for Mr. Mangala? You might even get a chance to grope him lol

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      Deare Anti-BBS/RB/SR

      I am not pro -BBS/RB/SR. How are you calling the so called Buddhist Priests to your defence.

      After all Sinhala Buddhism accepts Gays to attain Nirvana. Because with a gays demise he attains Nirvana as he does not leave any biological trace in the earth to continue his remnants of his unique genes.

      Buddhist priests are openly practicing homosexuality to prevent future embarrassments.

      Theravada/Hinayana priests have interpreted the teachings to their advantage on the celibacy issue. So are the Catholic Priests.

      Thanks to Martin Luther Christianity escaped.

      HOW MANY POLITICIANS OF THE PAST & PRESENT IN SRI LANKA GAYS IF NOT BISEXUALS?.

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      look man, ! Nabi him self Is bi and he had sex with his mother.
      what is wrong with this ?

    • 1
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      Grope him? His catching and not pitching?

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        He is a catcher and not a pitcher? is what I meant.

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      Why would Buddhist monks grope Mangala? You must have mistaken them for Catholic priests.

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    What a weirdo!!! Chandrika’s lap dog.

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      Why So??
      With all the rape even in the west women feel secure with gays.

    • 2
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      Jones

      “What a weirdo!!! Chandrika’s lap dog”

      Better than MR’s laptops.

  • 2
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    So gnasara got it wrong again eh? Minorities are growing in number cause they are straight! And all the gay incidents take place mostly in temples and by sinhalese. So either you find a way to get men pregnant or you start cloning sinhalese. Please take my advice cause they are practical solutions to your population problems. Turning people away from their relegion by breaking churches/kovils/mosques aint going to solve anything. And even if they do turn to your brand of buddism, lets face it, they are just going to end up bieng gay, aaand you are back to square one! LMFAO.

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      This coming from someone who venerates and worships a lingam LOL.

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      Gay rights are Human Rights!
      What is your problem when women who are raped often feel secure with them?

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      Do you have any proof of gay acts being done left and right in temples? Or are you just another bitter worshipper of the white man’s imaginary friend? Sounds like the latter.

  • 2
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    it was obvious only a fag would tell the dumb stuff he say . faggy faggoty faggot ..

    Not that I have anything against homos .

  • 5
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    Omg what a news, “He is Sinhalese Buddhist and he is openly homosexual” So what? Hats off to this guy :-)

  • 2
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    No wonder this guy is gay , get cranky in every little issue and talk like the whole sky is coming down.

  • 3
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    Most Sri Lankans have known that Mangala was that way inclined and honestly gone give a crap about it. What relevance does the picture attached to this article have? Is CT implying the Navin is Managala’s gal kolla?

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    Anti-BBS dream off.. you smelling Muslims., this is not you r country. this is Haram for you.

    You uneducated, barbaric, sub-human idiots.
    there is no God called Allah. Nabi is a maniac who pretend that god talks to him.

    If you go to Angoda you can find 1000s wo claim that a God talks to him. so Nabi is such a man who happened to live in the past.

    the issue is these idiots take his words for granted and follow it.
    Oh nooo.. what kind of a set of idiots.

    This is Sinhala Buddhist country and we are going to finish you all. like Hitler did. the last solution.

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      Peace Lover

      “If you go to Angoda you can find 1000s wo claim that a God talks to him. so Nabi is such a man who happened to live in the past.”

      If you go to Temple Trees you will find a god. You have missed the sun god.

      “This is Sinhala Buddhist country and we are going to finish you all”

      Nooooo, this is Veddah Land, soon you will be made to pack your bags.

      FYI

      Buddha was not born in this land.

      According to Mahawamsa, the Sinhala/Buddhist Bible, Sinhalese originated from Venga, Sinhapura fathered by a lion and subsequently born out of an incestuous relation.

      India is your Sinhala/Buddhist country. Please go.

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      “This is Sinhala Buddhist country and we are going to finish you all. like Hitler did. the last solution.

      Where did u get that from? your Sunday school MONK told u? Did he also tell u that Buddhism came to SL from INDIA ? in that case all u Buddhist who want others to go away need to go away too, leaving SL to SRI-LANKA’S

      Hatred cannot be eradicated by Hatred, but y love alone…. so start loving….

  • 0
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    Any Comments from Fukishma? Waiting for your enlightement on homosexuality among the Sinhalese or the Muslims! Is this the beginning of the end?

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      chances of Muslims being homosexuals are next to nothing because most marry, some marry 2 or more, but a monk being a homosexual is a 99% probability…coz from a tender age they are mixing around with OLDER monks who use and abuse ” Abiththos”

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    Being gay no one can help it..straight men do much worse things… When there are world famous gay men walking about doing great things, why on earth we are so petty minded. Let him live and let others live too!

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    Homosexuality is a crime in SL.

    Punish him.

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    Mangala Samaraweera personal life is his personal life. Majority of the sri lankans are dumb and the pre judge every one. Do not jude people.

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    Peace lover

    I am no muslim but i’d love to see yu buddist ponnayas touch them and a get a ass whooping you’ll never forget! Dont forget that it took you 30 years to defeat the LTTE, and an islamic jihad against you dumbos will be the final nail in the coffin. So budda attained some shit under a boe tree?? You got that wrong mate, he was under a coconut tree trying to steal coconuts so go worship coconut trees! This country is for everyone Or only for the veddas..

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    According to Mahawamsa, the Sinhala/Buddhist Bible, Sinhalese originated from Venga, Sinhapura fathered by a lion and subsequently born out of an incestuous relation. India is your Sinhala/Buddhist country. Please go.
    Native Vedda
    January 23, 2014 at 2:23 pm
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA and this doesnt sound mental to you??? Well for one the sinhalese race started out by mating with a animal?? Ah now its clear why they keep behaving like uncivilized animals even after30 years of war lol. incest and zoophillia… Sigh modayas indeed.

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    Cheers! One Sri Lankan who is not a hypocrite or a liar. Good old Mangy quite open about being gay. Fantastic. The rest of the Sri Lankans are not even straight. They do not have sex. They just rape.

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    we should [Edited out] him homosexuals must be eliminated from this world

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