16 July, 2019

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Minister Sarath A’s Partner Geetha Likely To Lose Her Parliamentary Seat

The UPFA Galle district Parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe who is married to a Swiss national is likely to lose her seat in parliament if an ongoing investigation proves that she holds citizenship status in Switzerland as well as Sri Lanka.

Geetha KumarasingheA Police team conducting a probe has sought assistance from the Interpol to determine whether Kumarasinghe who is also a popular film actress holds dual citizenship.

A report from the Interpol in this regards is due shortly, Police sources said.

According to the newly introduced 19th amendment to the Constitution, a Sri Lankan Citizen holding citizenship status in another country cannot hold a seat in the legislature.

After the issue came to the fore Kumarasinghe had denied charges that she holds dual citizenship status.

When a case filed by a group of voters from Galle, challenging Geetha’s election as a parliamentarian citing her citizenship issue was taken up in courts today the court ordered Geetha to file objections on the petition.

Meanwhile sources close to Minister Sarath Amunugama say that he is going to fight on behalf of MP Geetha Kumarasinghe, presumably because she has been his long standing partner although married to a Swiss citizen.

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  • 29
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    Sir,

    Please keep Geetha in Parliament. Do not harm or punish her.

    However, please revoke citizenships of idiotic Galle district voters who elected Geetha to Sri Lanka’s national assembly.

    That despite ample warnings from multiple, highly credible sources not to do so, prior to the general election 2015.

    Sri Lanka is already overflowing with citizens without much matter between their ears. We must use the opportunity created by Geetha’s case to get rid of at least some of them.

    Cheers!

    • 34
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      I am not fan from Ms. Kumarasinghe, but when she opens her mouth, I feel she is not even good to be a road side fish monger. Wattiamma type cant bring nothing only disgrace to already fallen nation. She had no basis for lanken kind of ppolitics, rather, she could produce few films so that she could entertain the folks. Everyone is not talented to do politics. But Meeharaka Rajapakshe allowed every low lives to enter politics – within his terms. Consequences have been more than clear to this date. The other man that joined to MR group was Jackson Anthony, .. who promoted all MR as Rajano… today, I think the bugger has gone hidden somewhere not being able to face it right. Those actors actually destroyed the nation. Just because their pockets need to be fatter, these buggers joined lanken politics.

      • 8
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        Sinchuappu,
        You are right. Do not forget Nanda Malini and Malini Fonseka type amongst others whom MR lured.

        • 0
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          In lanken culture, you dont need to know the pedigree of a person, bu tto follow.. as any others do.. that was the case with Randeniya, Nanda Malini or other artists… if they did not get in to the bang wagan, may be they thought, they would have lost in their carrier. Most of the artists in lanka are fools. They dont have proper education – except few that earned Wisarada degree levels. But the injections of Mahar Raja to have worked on those too were like an epidemic in lanken culture. They enjoy with the surface informaton, not caring anything beyond. These Artists in my days, i mean late 80ties sent a great message so that lanken youth could be saved from not being captured to arbitory killings. But very same gayakayo like Nandamalini to have been caught by MR idiocy is a greater question to me acutally. I loved the songs that sent the message to the nation in 88- while Nandamalini s was intoxicating to us at that time. I lost my lovely batachas then, but I could save my life since I left the country for Europe

        • 2
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          Nanda Malini is educated person – she owns Wisarada degree, but Malini F has no education. Just the popularity cant bring much to the nation.
          As it is the case an unedcuated carpentor would not do the engineer s work, these men and women irrespective of their popularity, they have nothing like knowledge in lanken politics. They should stay at home and start learning scrapping coconuts rather than erroding the culture.

      • 2
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        Gaminin,
        i respect your comments almost everytime.
        But I wonder why Ranil GOVT lags today being unable to clear the high profile abuses of MR et al as we the many thought before.

        Not only Geetha or any other, I did not even like Kumara Sangakkara becoming a diplomat… as it is the case with Germany Boris becker or English soccer men – kumara sangakkara cant know about external politics as a carrier diplomat would do. But here we have to keep away from the ones like Dayan Jayathilaka … they are no longer good carrier diplomats.

        • 3
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          Leelagemalli, I understand your concern as others feel the same way. I believe the system is full of MR sycophants and it is important to weed him out carefully without disturbing the set up. An immediate arrest of any can trigger a chain reaction. Obviously any charges will be denied by them and if they are to depend on the present Judiciary things might not go the correct way. So have patience.

          • 3
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            If West can work on high profile corruption issues within weeks, why not srilanka ? I am bit scared, if all these would end up in vain, Ranil and My3 will loose everything. I really dont want srilanken to get back to under MAFIA FAMILY.

    • 11
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      Many voters are not wise enough to understand the law. Hence no point in blaming voters. Parliamentery rule should be upheld in any event. This Madam should resign from her post before someone takes the legal action against her. That would be good for her and people voted.. we must grateful to CT for bringing this matter to our attention.

      • 3
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        Agree absolutely. This election of a Swiss national to our parliament is a serious matter which must be discussed, even if finally we decide on a liberal interpretation of statutes. Thanks Colombo Telegraph for focussing our attention on this.

        However, why do you juxtapose that with comic entertainment of this sort?

        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/presidents-daughter-addresses-old-royalists/#comments

        I tell you, the end result has been that Chatu Sirisena has deservedly become the Darling of the Nation.

    • 10
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      Don’t forget that 300,000 people from Colombo voted for an idiot who claimed that 2 divided by 2 equals zero.

      • 13
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        I know. I was born and bred in Colombo. So ashamed! So called intellectual & economic hub of the nation. Colombo!

        300 000 amongst us voted for a clearly corrupt politician with a knack for uttering entertaining, but empty speeches. Coloured by a fake “patriotism”.

        WW has no O’ levels. Hell, that did not matter. Guy carries a forged passport. No problem.

        What a shame for the “leading” district of the country, Colombo.

        Cheers!

        • 0
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          Fool like u still believe LTTE burned Tamil cultural heritage jaffna library…what u expect illiterate sinhala Buddhist. As you said and i believe hope u will start using between u r ears…hope srilanka will become heaven on earth…if u dont mind support let my people go alone live in peace in their own land….
          cheers….

        • 3
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          Part of the blame should go to main stream media , it was Sirasa , Swaranavahini , Derana type cheap media institutes which gave unwarranted/unnecessary publicity in their prime time news for this dubious character , next major plus point was the UPFA factor , had he contested from his own party , he wouldn’t have been able to muster this much preferential votes . even though he represents Colombo , there are so many rural village type areas fall under Colombo ( Kesbava, kaduwela , Homagama etc ), some of the areas are truly shocking to be part of Colombo.

          • 0
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            You are very right here – today, that moderator (one sooriyabanda or someone) from Sirasa behaves today as we the watchers have no idea. But those senders and their programs of all low level created the problem in srilanka. Not anyone but lanken media to take the responsible WP voters to have abused their votes for Gomannapila and Buurwanse. If my dog could write and read, he would never say yes to the any of the mentioned. He is very civlized than average folks inthe country. Unfortunately, I dont live in the country.

            • 1
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              During the Mafia reign , almost all the main stream media were backing the Mafia king , but soon after MY3’s announcement ( along with CBK , Ranil , chmpika , Rajitha et al) , their Media bosses knew which way the wind was going to blow ;thus, they started backing the common candidate. Swaranavahini was the worst , then Sirasa , Derana and TNL. Even though Duminda was a close confident of the Mafia king , Hiru tried to be some what balance in their reporting.
              those so called journalists (lap top) were busy bidding for the Mafia king without any shame what so ever , Ariyananda Dombagahawatta is such one chatacter comes to my mind.

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            I find it even more “truly shocking” at your disdainful references to “many rural village type areas fall(ing) under Colombo.”

            Now, a village yokel like me should be able to get away with expressing myself clumsily in the foreign language that for many of the semi-educated is the badge of privilege; but when I find solecisms in the writing of a “Kolomba Kakka”, and there is no suggestion of your trying to be humorous, I start worrying for the future of our country.

            Why don’t you listen to many hours of Maithri’s wonderful eloquence in a language that you, too, are more proficient in?

            As for your views on “Modawansa”, I’m in full agreement with those.

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              Sinhala_Man ,

              if you are referring to my ” many rural village type areas fall under Colombo.” clause , what is so shocking there ? just visit outskirts of Kaduwela area , you will see what i mean ! infrastructure , road networks , medical etc facilities are far below than the rest of the Colombo suburbs , beyond that point , i’ve no idea what you are on about !

        • 1
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          Benie, where had you been all the times. we could nto read from you during the last few weeks. ?

          • 2
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            I was busy doing a field research.

            Trying to find out why J. Muthu and Native Vedda have turned out to be such different individuals.

            Mind boggling!

        • 0
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          For your information WW was studying for his. AL when he was lured by the then. JVP

          So please retract your statement without spreading lies .

        • 0
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          Ben,

          “WW has no O’ levels. Hell, that did not matter. Guy carries a forged passport. No problem.”

          WW like MP Wimal Weerawansa? Is it not his wife who has “dual identity” for passports?

          Anyway it looks like Wimal has been charged with housing fraud.

          “Opposition lawmaker Wimal Weerawansa was framed yesterday at Parliament with misusing his ministerial powers to award state houses to kith-and-kin during the Rajapakse regime.”

          http://www.ft.lk/article/486703/Wimal-charged-with-housing-fraud

    • 0
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      As if we have nothing better to do – why should we bother with this underwear stories ?

      I really dont know why the media men should give publicity to the kind of issues rather than concentrate on graving problems such getting the equal rights to all of the srilankens regardless of us being sinhala, muslim, tamil burgher etc.

    • 2
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      This woman speaks as if she is born with silver spoon. Sound very arrogant, but nothing is in her skull. I wonder why the bugger FORMER Janathipathi gave a place to these the like men and women

    • 2
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      This make up queen looks as if she is eating tones of make up to give her the look. But mouth piece is not control when making public statements. Anways one another low life that joined the MR bang wagon.

    • 1
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      Can thr galle voters along with the pakses join the syrian refugees!!!

  • 22
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    “The UPFA Galle district Parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe who is married to a Swiss national is likely to lose her seat in parliament if an ongoing investigation proves that she holds citizenship status in Switzerland as well as Sri Lanka.”

    When she became Swiss citizen she lost her SL citizenship. If she has not applied and received dual citizenship she is not SL citizen at the moment. She might be staying and working illegally in SL.

    She should have informed Department of Immigration and Emigration when she received Swiss citizenship.

    I suspect that Mrs Kumarasinghe has committed more than one criminal offence.

    Why does Mrs Kumarasinghe not show relevant documentation to clear the doubts?

  • 4
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    Geetha [Edited out]

    • 1
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      Gamini ,

      Is it true that Mahinda Samarasinha is also a dual citizen ? Geetha has apparently accused other politicians for concealing their true identity from the public.only Dallas A publicly announced that he is not a US citizen .

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        Srilal and Gamini,

        did you guys notice at the time, Geetha addressed her folks in that area about drinking water issue – there one raised that the woman would never drink normal water but only bottle ones- there how she attacked the gathering. This woman is not good at all. We need at least 30% of women to be proactive, but kind of Geetha we should leave in film industry rather than allowing them to destroy lanken politics. We are not in india to go forward that way.

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          Sinchuappu ,

          When it comes to Politics , SL women are worse than their male counterparts , just go through the UPFA list , you will see what i mean . ( Geetha , Pavithra , Kamala Ranathunga , Sumeda J , Sudarshani F et al ) none of them deserve to be in the parliament , probably they are more suitable to represent a village council .
          talking of Geetha and Pavithra, duo are more suitable to control a fish market or a brothel as they have matching qualities .
          we are luck enough this time though , no more Paba, Anarkali , Malani F type useless characters.
          Samanmalee Sakalasooriya is yet another Mafia King’s protégée , hope masses will take the right decision when it comes to election time.

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            I know those uneducated dewis or the like who rose from the under poverty corners of indian sub continent and africa would to lot more to their people than any counterparts in our place. But we have enough educated women in the country perhaps they would not want to go into lanken man dominated politics.

          • 0
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            Sorry there is a typo ,

            “we are luck enough this time though “

            should be

            “we are LUCKY enough this time though “

  • 23
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    People like Sarath Amunugama,G.L.Pieris should have never entered Politics.
    How could they have sold their souls to the Rajapakses.Damn shame!

    • 9
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      Now Sarath Amunugama is selling his soul to Yahapalanaya, sorry, Yamapalanaya.

      • 6
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        Amunugama’s daughter Varuni is not doing bad either.

        Made fat profits from shady business delaings under former God Father’s corrupt regime.

        Cheers!

        • 4
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          What about Jackson anthony the most abusive mouth piece among those artists ?

  • 0
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    Damn [Edited out]

  • 5
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    Easy come. Easy Go.

  • 16
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    “presumably because she has been his long standing partner although married to a Swiss citizen.”

    what an acharu,dual citizen with husband and partner in two countries.How is she going to service both.6 months here and 6 months there.Any chance of becoming a triple citizen.Then 4 months in each country to serve 3 men.

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      Shankar, It is a friend of mine who brought this women to lime light when he even gave her money to buy a cloth and jacket and arranged a meeting with Gamini Fonseka, at the Hotel in Benthota where he was employed. The family was in abject poverty then I hear. You are claiming that she could serve three men. For your information probably she herself would have lost count of the number.

      • 5
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        Oh yes, she had been doing the job while being in the Switzerland all along. Counterless numbers enjoyed her company – even had been better to dollybuster of Germany. Knowing all these bits stupid folks to have voted for her is a curse actually.

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        gamini
        i remember she came in a film with joe abeywickreme,i forget the name.It was a fantastic performance by joe, and geetha was a natural for the role provided to her.She did not even need to act.Her husband was i think vijaya and he brings her to his fathers house and lives with her.Father(joe )jumps her during the day, as well as the younger brother of husband during early morning when vijaya goes to work.Also she cannot control her urge for sex and is suffering trying to and when she walks alone in a lonely area of the village any guy could come and take her into the undergrowth and she goes reluctantly cursing her addiction.

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          shankar

          I suppose she is in an open marriage.

          Don’t you envy Geetha Kumarasinghe’s life style?

  • 20
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    CT states in the last paragraph ” ….. Sources close to Minister Sarath Amunugama say that he is going to fight on behalf of MP Geetha Kumarasinghe presumably because she has been his long standing partner, although married to a Swiss citizen ”

    Oh man it seems Geetha is not only a dual citizen but is a dual ” wife ” too !!!So, using a word that is increasingly in use in our countryI these days, can we also say that that old lady Geetha has a ” hybrid “
    marriage too? !!!!!!

  • 14
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    What the Hek??? Shameless women shameless politicians shameless in the name of Srilanka and call themselves Srilankans.
    My god are they from Buddhagama?? Stop washing Dirty Linen in public. Ane yakko.

  • 1
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    Change the constitution to tap the impossible diaspora.

  • 4
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    This woman is unwanted kind in Sri Lanka. Not fit to be an M.P. Now she plays ignorant. She is so stupid to claim Swiss citizenship. If this is correct, she is not a Sri Lankan citizen. If so, she must be deported back to Switzerland. Hope the legal laws will apply in this case. It is too bad that Amunagama has to stoop down this low level and try to claim that she is innocent. She knows the world. She is not fit into the Sri Lankan parliament, we are trying to bring discipline, Law & order into our parliament and up-grade its standard. We need civilized parliamentarians.

  • 3
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    There are many politicians with a legal wife and carrying on with one or many women. It is not uncommon. A Minister was caught with his pants down in the office and another PM was having a relationship with an actress and so on the list can go on. CT need not have put that “gossip” about Sarath A

    Discussion should focus on duel citizenship and are there any other Ministers with duel citizenship. Dalles Allahepperuma ???

  • 1
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    Seems Kandyan law back in action….

  • 3
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    Gamini / Sama don’t insult a Woman……..
    Are guys clean or saints in thought, word and in deed ????

    focus on the issue of citizenship

    Even a young Sporty Minister got slapped by none other than CBK of all persons found in his birthday suit this year.

  • 2
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    Gamini.

    Your Line…..
    For your information probably she herself would have lost count of the number.

    So Dr.Sarath Amunugama- Sociologist par Excellence would have been the Nth customer!

  • 0
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    “A Police team conducting a probe has sought assistance from the Interpol to determine whether Kumarasinghe who is also a popular film actress holds dual citizenship.”

    Might this information be availabe with a Right to Information request in Switzerland?

  • 0
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    Credit should go to Dr Amunugama for guiding Geetha to become a professional actress otherwise she would have ended up in third class films only.

  • 1
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    Controller of Immigration and Emigration,

    Notes on page 62 of the SL passport:

    When the Holder of this travel document acquires the citizenship of another country he should himself notify it to the citizenship division of this department through the Sri Lankan mission of that country immediately.

    When and where did Geetha do this when she received her Swiss citizenship?

    When, where and how did she regain SL citizenship again?

    Is Geetha a SL citizen at the moment?

    Controller, please check your records and charge Geetha for any criminal offences. If necessary deport her to Switzerland.

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