5 October, 2022

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Marapana Sworn In As Foreign Affairs Minister

The Minister of Development Assignments and UNP national list MP Tilak Janaka Marapana PC was sworn in as the new Foreign Affairs Minister a short while ago.

Tilak Marapana

On November 9, 2015, he had tendered his resignation as a Minister of Law and Order. This came after several Cabinet Ministers and civil society leaders expressed their concern on Marapana’s statement regarding the Avant Garde armoury at the Parliament.

“Since an investigation is underway about the Avant Garde issue, I have decided to tender my resignation,” Marapana who was the former Legal Advisor to the Avant Garde Security Service said.

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  • 25
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    Wonder what Ravi K will pop up as next

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      Lankan: Ravi would pop us as Minster overseeing the President and PM!!!

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      RaviK might re-appear as the Hon. Minister of Justice when the deal dasa is impeached or SACKED.. Then again, Ravi might not because he is not a Sinhala Buddhist and has proved that he is not a clever Kalla Thumbi.

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        RaviK might re-appear as the Hon. Minister of Justice when the deal dasa is impeached or SACKED”

        That is a good one!

        In the past, JM was declared by Lankawe most magnificent, wonderful minister Hakeem. No body below Deal should be allowed to go there.

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      Lankan: Ravi will be brought back to his most favorite ministry – National Lotteries

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      HI Lankan,

      Not to worry, he will pop up for sure, never mind as what! These fellows take us for mugs, all of us!

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    WHOLLY UNACCEPTABLE. Marapana was kicked out for collusion with the corrupt and the criminal. After a serious public outcry against the man. How can RW do this? Bring the same monkey, with such a tarnished record back after a few months. Was the resignation totally fake? RW has such scant disregard for people of this nation and their opinions? Mr. PM your days are numbered. Just like that uneducated, criminal family from Hambatnota was kicked out of power. So, will you be, in due cause. Your lofty arrogance is legendary. That will be your down fall. AGAIN! What a surprise.

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      Sinhala Buddhist your one and only lover Mara Gota is coming home to stay.
      Enjoy the picnic.

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      Dear Ben Hurling,

      Above comment is 100 percent true!. Ranil is protecting the former Regime Leaders along with dealdasa and dealgala.
      Ranil along with Dealdasa and dealgala should be sent to gallows for scuttling Investigations against MR and his family.
      It has now become an open secret that the President wanted changes at the ministry of Law and Order and Justice during the May reshuffle, but Ranil’s resistance prevailed

    • 9
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      Has the worm finally turned?

      For those who have observed Ranil, this will not be a surprise.

      40 years in public life, with every advantage yet, no achievements….and people wonder why!

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      Hahahahah benny boy, let us go free, we suffered 70 yrs of sinhala mad rule over us…..now u must start freedom war against those sinhala crookes….i will right behind you….
      cheers

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        “…we suffered 70 yrs of sinhala mad rule over us”

        Sinhalese suffered 150 years of British rule backed by Tamils who were licking the ass of British to get privileges.

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          moron with your head between your legs. sinhalese still lick pakistani, american and british ass.

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      So who would fit better .

      In a country, each and everyone is highly corrupted, one needs to see who is less corrupted or .. coul dhave the knowledge to do the office, u guys may want MONSANTO GMO pioneers to create new men to lead the country would be the only solution for this war torn, but thugs and uncivilized folks dominated country… thanks for the answer.

      I am so fed up of my folks back in home country, i keep my both ends shut when it goes to talk about them, would be helpful.

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      Come on man, you believe Ranil is a good judge to provide justice to you? You think Ranil was not in CB, only Ravi did it?

      Ranil has signed with UNHRC to investigate the War Criminals with Foreign and CW judges and lawyers. He, locally claiming he is the one saved the War Criminal from UN’s jaw.

      You need to know that Ranil has signed the deal with China to go up to veto for harboring Chinese navy at Hangbangtota after the using the correction clause. That is the yesterday’s Mangala is changed into Today’s Marapana to teach lesson to UNHRC. Marapana is man in need to deal with UNHRC.

      Why you guys one time lifting Ranil too high up and other times letting him fall down to earth? After all he is just another politician of Lankawe.

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      which corrupt and criminal idiot. Thilak marapana reassigned because of conflict of interests as he was the lawyer of Avangard. And now the Avangard court case is finished and though not reported in main media, the ruling was given in Gota;s favor.

      UNP idiot who can easily be deceived by those with vested interests.

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    Hello good people, NO surprise then.

    The ‘Honourable’ member resigned due to ‘misunderstanding about avant garde’ but the Malabe Vimukthi Mawatha astrologer predicted “two years”…and true enough here he is. Back in the much coveted Ministerial seat reserved for the choicest favourites; for those who know how use knife and fork, and won’t spit in the flower beds.

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    It appears as if though Good Governance[Yahapalanaya] has a new meaning. A Minister resigns and rests on his laurels for a couple of months.He is then called back and given another Portfolio! Ravi K.has now resigned and would be resting on his laurels for a couple of months before being called back again! Quite like cricket when the wicket takes spin! But the paradox here is that both are Batsmen and not Bowlers.

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      like pete mandelson he will be back perhaps as trades.

  • 10
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    Curse of the vote for change.

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    He represented a Company, as he was rightfully contracted to do so. It does not make a Lawyer a criminal.
    When matters were brought about Interests as a Minister, he resigned very democratically. He is entitled
    to another Ministership in keeping with his Status. This will happen to Ravi too.

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      Punchinilame,
      You think people are morons like yourself? You must have misunderstood. Yes, he represented a company and a gang of political criminals that was ripping this country off. RW benefited indirectly as people chased that gang out. RW landed in PM’s seat as a by-product of that process. He must have forgotten. Who is more important? People of this nation? Corrupt Marapana/Avant Guarde/Dealdasa/Rajapassa Combo? Make up your mind dude. We are about to kick RW’s a** too. Bring RK back? Sh** will hit the fan. Mark my words. There will be chaos on the streets of Colombo. Please do remind aloof, arrogant RW.
      Cheers!

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        Did you hit your head hard on something as a kid? Incredibly and unbelievable stupid!

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      Penthouse Ravi is a known crimnal – a money launderer. So, he will be back.

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    is there a method in ranils madness
    I doubt it
    he seems hellbent on going to purgatory and taking the grand old party with him
    and giving penthouse ravi hope of a speedy return

    sira goes along as he cannot comprehend ranils actions

    he will definitely not contest 2019 as he will be a sure loser

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    Sirisena! Don’t you have at least some sort of lajja. Why do you wear a saron? Why don’t you be without it also. You have shown your nakedness to the whole world to see, you IDIOT.

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      DPJ
      “Sirisena! Don’t you have at least some sort of lajja. “

      Sirisena has no Ljja nor has he any Willi-Wijja!————–

      He has earned the titles of Turncoat, Traitor, Gona, Mala-Perthaya Sevelaya from who who voted for him.

      You can confer mite titles to him, as he earns them.

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      Dumb DPJ: Don’t talk things you do not know. Sirisena is cornered by both Ranil wickramsinghe ans SLFP politicians supportive to Mahinda Rajapske but working with him. You are the donkey.

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    Uncles Ben and Muddy Silva are showing great leadership qualities. (at least in the key board). Shall we appoint them as as PM and Prezi? Then who is going to handle Foreign affairs? I am sure Plato will take up the challenge and Emanuel (priest?) could assist jim. I am glad to propose Native Vedda as the leader of the opposition so that he can be an example to uncle Sampanthan, who now is too tame to the yahapa govt. (Whatelse we can expect from a man who is very much a part of the govt?)

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      Why does the kookaburra laugh??
      Ha ha ha ha ha ha hah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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      max

      ” I am glad to propose Native Vedda as the leader of the opposition so that he can be an example to uncle Sampanthan, who now is too tame to the yahapa govt. “

      Thanks for your misplaced trust in me however please do not drag me into your family disputes.

      Take your uncle Sambanthan to your kitchen, sit him at the dining table and have full frank talk. All family disputes should be dealt with at the dining table and not in the parliament.

  • 9
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    It is the world of the crooked. There is no relief for the people. One whole cycle of comedies except that we cannot laugh as the coffers have been milked and they still want more. What a pity? People had so much of hope when electing this lot. They have gone the way of the old lot. Now we have the guy who defended Avant Garde in the role of Minister of Foreign Affairs, our front to the world. It is a disgrace. No doubt some one will say he is a brilliant man, just like other foreign ministers and build him up to the heights.

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    There is no right & wrong in RW’s warped mind. Blackmail, false propaganda, bribery , abuse, deviant behaviour etc are OK as long as it gets him what he wants.

    Esmond Wickramsinghe was born a Catholic and then became boss of Lake House by marrying the owners daughter. Then he became namesake Buddhist but spent all his time undermining our institutions & culture and acting as a secret operative for JR and UNP. In 1964 he was the master mind behind bribing SLFP MPS to vote against Mrs. Bandaranayake or keep away from Parliament. That brought down the coailition government in 1964. In any other country bribing parliamentarians will be a Jailable Offence

    In his leisure time Esmond tried various business ventures and also spent a lot of his time on Mt Lavinia beach trying his luck with old European tourists.

    So in RWs mind things are very warped and dirty.

    Obviously, RW has a very dark mind and a damnable soul.By appointing utterly unpopular men like Mahendran, Marapone,Ratwatte, Paskaralingam, Ravi K ( at least this guy was elected) he is telling the rest of the 22 million they mean nothing. Only those dark and sinister figures who RW likes having around are good and competent. .The rest of the population is useless. That is what this evil Prime Minister is telling us.In 40 years of a sorry public life RW has shown us how incompetent, stupid and useless he is !

    Do we accept him? Wait for the next election you scoundrel !

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      harry hatton,
      you said it so well about rogue Ranil…if his father is such an obnoxious scoundrel what can one expect from his son, shit bugger Ranil.

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    What a disgrace! What a terrible disgrace!! A nation of millions of educated young men and women but the senile Royal Ge Club appoints another unelected, senile, unwanted person!!!

    This is why Civil Society must arise, and demand recognition as a distinct political party with no name. They must first choose from amongst the fine, civil lists of Public Service and Mercantile Services, as well as from the medical, education and other sections a committee of good men and women who in turn chooses a smaller ruling committee: no ONE individual and none of these corrupt and inefficient known politicians should even be seen from far. Then apply for registration as a political party and I and many others will guarantee that Civil Society will get at least 70% of the popular vote.

    Neither the Yahapalanaya nor the J.O really sense the utter ANGER of the ordinary people.

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    Some say that there are a large number of Elected Representatives who have not even passed the GCE (O) Level. Now the question is: Has any of such Elected Representatives done anything wrong in the Parliament? What are these “Highly Educated” and “Professionals” done? They are nothing but “Crooks” and “Shameless”, either “Elected” OR “Back Door” entrants to Parliament. Now judging by how and what these “Educated” and “Professionals” behave and do, there could be much, much BETTER among those who do not have even GCE (O) Level, who would do a better job as Ministers and Deputies. Why not try them out? As things are, there is no other OPTION.

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    Sri lankan voters are the stupid.

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      Jimassofty dimwit

      “Sri lankan voters are the stupid.”

      You are a sample of the lot. Like you they too do not know they are stupid.

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    Ooooh Sri Lanka – what a dinosaur – politically corrupt, old hag for a Foreign Minister! It is time for Ranil and his homo cronies to retire and spend their days doing what they are best at …… Mr President – I never ever thought you would descend this low.

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    It is a very lamentable state of affairs the country is in– other than recycling old useless garbage there appear to no one to run the country. After 30 – 40 years they are still in politics probably because that the only thing they know as a living and make easy money. RW recently celebrated 40 years in politics – what has he achieved? In any other progressive country, these politicians would be long gone – but it SL this is the cream of the crop.
    Just look at both – RW and Sirisena – can you really be proud of them as your leaders? No personality, no charisma and dead out of ideas to do anything to the country. Cannot believe there are people in the country who still think RW as a great leader – just because he has survived for 40 years doing practically nothing?
    SL has a younger much smarter population than 30-40 years ago, who have gone overseas and have been exposed to the world. Is it not time for these people to get organised and get control of their country. Anyone one could do better than these crooks and idiots. If not, like Ranil does with harbours, airports and everything else, maybe we should lease out the whole country to be run by someone else.

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      ” Is it not time for these people to get organised and get control of their country.”

      You are suggesting the obvious failure that is only just a media hype here at London. The now famous Barts Heart hospital- 1000 bed composed of five hospitals working at loggerheads to each other and of course headed by a muslim. Thanks to industrial engineers and space technology 90% of a surgeon’s job is by tools. What these surgeons suggest are obsolete to just tick the numbers politicians need.
      So all these fellows you speak of are from different education systems and will function with the gun in one hand because they said so.
      As long as the island has rotten enduring friends it can never move forward. the dynasty builders have kept it solid from the time of relationship with Pan_Arab terrorist Nasser.-1/2 centenary. New broom sweeps clean but it’s not your culture or British to be a Singapore- LKY & Choo.

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    Civil Society Leaders – it is time for you all to group together for the sake of Mother Lanka and its vastly poor masses to ensure you pool your pundit brains and find 225 HONEST, PATRIOTIC, SINCERE individuals who could present an alternate to the Blues and Green – the only alternative since 1948. The two colors are filled with career politicians who are there to plunder, thieve and steel for their own and generations to come. We need to stop this mass plunder of our mother land.

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    Sri lanka is a funny country. I remember when I was young it was the Kallathonic who were prominent in Recycling by collecting bottles, and papers. My school had digged a very wide pit to recyle the garbages collected everyday around the school. Paddy straw was taken to Valachchena for recyacling. Now, govt advertises in SLBC, saying so many had travelled around the world looking for a method recycle garbage in colombo. Apparently, there were no good methods for them. that is why Meethotamulla tragedy happend. Some how, now they are going to recycle. for that, PResident, Prime minister, and other ministers talking about it. See how many people now have to involve in order to clean garbage. It looks a real war there. ————————I think with respect to the Avant guard case, only the ship Captain had done something really wrong. Because, he is Ukranian he is inthe jail for ever. Those who got Rs 50 million bribes are the ministers and they are silent. Now, one becomes a minister again. Those who gave those bribes are also in and out of the police jail. what a joke is the country. No one will know exactgly what happened because, there are more than one minister involved in it.

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    During the husting for the 08 January 2015 Presidential election, MR said “Elect me for a known devil is better than an unknown devil”. MS/RW said “We will clean up corruption”. To our disappointment we find that we elected the “unknown devil”.

    The lesson to be learned now is that one of two powerful groups run Lanka. The groups will protect each other.

    The appointment of the new FM clearly shows the absence of lateral thoughts. At the next election, we will be asked, “White van or no white van?”

    Do we continue to fall for the language/religion divide slogan?

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      K Pillai: It says, that Ranil Wickramsinghe has beomce a bull in the China shop. Earlier he was undermining Maithripala sirisena by going behind Rajapakses but not prosecuting anyone. It further says, that there is a MOU between Mahinda Rajapkse and Ranil Wickramsinghe. their goal is undermining MY3. right now Rani is busy brining back his damged image as the instigator and the thief #1 in the Bond scam. It is Gallon Ravi who had spent, before daya Gamage, for the UNP elections. Now, Ranil has to bring back Penthouse Ravi.

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      “”Do we continue to fall for the language/religion divide slogan?”2
      Don’t you ever think??
      For the past half century the Yakoos and Naga island has been sucked into an abyss of no return by raddala respecting louts.
      Only parasite eating parasite can bring a better life as chemicals are a taboo.

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    some where else, a very trustworthy news source says, that this appointment of this foreign minister is temporary and Ranil Wiciramsinghe will appoint I KNOW NOTHING RAVI AGAIN AS THE FOREIGN MINISTER.

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    If this is a joke it sure isn’t funny.

    Avant Marapana for foreign.
    Dealdasa for justice

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    I wonder whether I have to wear glasses, because every time I look at UNP Ministers, I see two faces.

    However, I am glad Foreign Affairs portfolio will now be handled by someone who won’t be under obligation to LTTE diaspora.

    Those despicable duo Mangala and Ravi should never have been given foreign affairs portfolio. Getting both of them out of foreign ministry is a sheer victory.

    I feel sorry for the President. He seemed to have struggled to find a good man with a clear name among the UNP lot but failed.

    It is the time for President to aware of his own bulls…. NO, actually I should stop judging the President on this appointment. I don’t think many people can handle what the President has dealt with so far.

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      “” I see two faces.””
      School drop out like buruwanse there are more faces- take a book and read than troll like a trojan

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        Rapid – buruwanse (by own admission)

        Rabid dogs in both SLFP and UNP sure are good in robbing banks, selling national assets while pocketing commissions and looting the country while some in both UNP and SLFP use human shields to cover up rather than facing allegations and prove their innocence.

        If they think that people will elect them again they are very much mistaken,

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        rapid

        Please bear with Champa for she has taken break from her patriotic kerb crawling. AS you may not know she has vowed recapture market from foreigners, particularly from the Chinese.

        Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa has volunteered to pimp her business.

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    any truth in the story that mara will visit foreign countries not by plane but in avant garde ships

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    Well educated and former civil servant Dr.Sarath Amunugama would have been the best choice.

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    Is this an elected member of parliament or someone came to parliament from the national list? My feeling is that he is from the list.If so, what a joke? Aren’t there any other suitable and experienced parliamentarians from the UNP who could do the job? This shows the ugly face of UNP and Ranil,meaning it is a party of comprodore bourgeoisie rather than the village folk or their reps. Add this to Malik who is also from Colombo elites and nominated from the UNPnational list. Holding two important ministries. No wonder people like Harin are unhappy,,

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    Recently I saw a video of a young schoolboy making a statement how the current affairs impact not only their parents but themselves and therefore they should be very worried. This is exactly the point – need a new vision for the country. I know it is easier for me to say this, but even if it takes a bit of time, it has to come at some point and sooner the better.
    It is a national disgrace the affairs of this country – everyone in politics is somehow related or friends of each other. In a set up like this how can one expect any justice or good governance? Whole Rajapaksa family is involved in money making ventures, so is MS family – directly benefitting from his position. Then we have idiotic ministers who have opinions on everything under the sun but not their own work. Have you ever heard any of these idiots saying this is my plan for agriculture, fisheries, industry or health for the next 5 years and this is what I am hoping to deliver to the public? Nothing – they are mostly reactive – if some allegation comes up they say some crap and put the blame on someone else. Everyone blames someone else – even when you get caught.
    If we whet or anger only on forum like this and fall silent nothing will happen. I am not saying there should be bloodshed to change the system, but for god sake, you need to get the whole lot out of government soon. Do you really want to see the faces of these people for the next 10-15, because apparently they are in it for the long-haul as no one has given any indication of retiring and paving the way for a younger more dynamic generation to take charge.

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    It is said that everybody deserves a second chance but in SL politics, it’s multiple chances. So welcome back & I am sure there will be masterminds of Mahendran’s caliber, like Paskeralingam, your old client, coming out of the woodwork abroad to fleece the country again.

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    Return of the Dragon.

    Not now. It happened in January 8th, 2015.

    Many asked Sampanthar not to get into dirtying with the name of cleaning with cess pool water. Sampanthar contributed this cleaning with cell pool water (Replacing Ravi with this guy).

    They faked to Modayas as creating history by resigning a minister and saying that never a ruling minister was allowed to questioning, but they replaced a man who accepted a penthouse house lease with a man whose most brutal government was involved in international racketeering, arm smuggling. Ranil saved this guy by refusing to sign the ICC accord. That company ships were held in international ports with smuggled arms. Remember John Gotti’s lawyer also went to jail. Unless they they had used the diplomatic maneuvering this guy might be in a foreign jail.

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    Mr Minister congratulations on your new avathar!
    You know how to duck the ball and at least how to remain an MP. You had very successfully defended the country at various fora in your previous avathar as the then Attorney General. It is rather accidental that your new Secretary too assumed duties on the same day. He is good but a charlatan who knows how to tame politicians. Can you remember how he too said ” I know nothing” when Sajin Vass assaulted Chris Nonis in his presence. he did every thing possible to please MR and Sajin Vass happy for his survival and miscalculated that MR would be there forever.

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