2 December, 2021

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More Than Rs Half A Million Written Off By Sport Minister Navin For Mum’s ‘Dog Show’

The Kennel Association of Sri Lanka headed by its Patron the current Sports Minister’s mum Srima Dissanayake and driven by President Manisha Wimalasekere has created more controversy than staging the dog show itself, when auditors doing a routine check found out that based on a letter provided by the current Minister Navin Dissanayake, the stadium officials were instructed to under charge the Kennel Association of Sri Lanka a whopping sum of Rs 580,000.

Minister Navin Dissanayake

Minister Navin Dissanayake

Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium officials confirmed that they received Rs 200,000 as opposed to Rs 780,000 that they would have normally generated from such an event, which included the air conditioning comforts for the dogs throughout the day.

Usually ‘Dog Shows’ are held in an outdoor environment and by staging this event in the indoor stadium, the expensive carpet laid on the professional and expensively laid floors had been soiled by the 150 canines urine and excrement throughout the day.

“The kennel Association of Sri Lanka and ‘Dog Shows’ don’t fall under the Ministry of Sports and it was surprising to note that the normalcy of not permitting animals into the indoor stadium had been broken” said Panduka Keerthinanda the former Chairman of the Sugathadasa Stadium when contacted by Colombo Telegraph.

Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that in the sports stadium’s 32 year old history not a single Chairman had entertained any events for animals within the indoor stadium, maintaining strict disciplines and protecting the expensive facilities of the stadium where International events also are held.

When Colombo Telegraph contacted the Stadium officials to get booking and rates and details for staging a similar event, we were informed that this was the first and last time that they were going to rent out the premises for any animal event to to be held. “ We have received immense flak over staging this event and the management is not permitting anymore ‘Dog Show’ bookings the official said.

“The only sport out of the 48 disciplines which are registered as associations, unions and clubs that fall under the Ministry of Sports especially where animals are involved is the ‘Equestrian’ sport discipline which involves horses. Dog Shows is not a sport and does not fall under such category ” said the Sugathadasa Stadium booking official.

Booking rate charges for School Events, National Sports Festival and Sports Associations is the lowest. For International Sport Events, Sports Associations and Education Programs the rate is higher. However events such as these that fall under Commercial Events or Musical Shows the rental charge is at premium rates.

The Minister Dissanayake when contacted earlier on another story told Colombo Telegraph to email any questions if any, but through experience we have learnt that he does not even does as he says.

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  • 6
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    This is what’s wrong with Sri Lanka – we breed dogs for showss and let poor dogs roam free on the streets.

    Too much of a show and less substance.

  • 12
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    Thanks, Shankar.

    Navin was exploding with glee when ‘Namal Baby’ was in a tight spot just after the election defeat. All the sons of politicians in Sri Lanka are spoilt brats and have done nothing to earn the respect of the public. Same as Rahul Gandhi in India.

    If Navin had any self respect, he would resign immediately over this shameful, shitty (pardon the pun), incident.

  • 18
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    What for the telling Aney. Mother and son playing nice Balu Sellama. Appochhi must be very proud of them.

    • 8
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      As if Beeta Aunty worked for them as domestic servant ? else, I dont think you woul dnot have got those info btw ?

  • 4
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    Not at all surprised! Poor Minister Dissanayake and his mum crudely manipulated by the President Manisha Wimalasekera in style for her benefit! [Edited out] Their dogs have won in the last 6 shows in a row by their crude manipulation and inviting judges favourable to them governed by their greed to win by hook or crook.

    • 2
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      This is bad publicity and bad media, what does the kennel club in charge say other than posting drunk pictures of them patying on fb

      • 0
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        Those cronies drink? I can’t believe that they party on fb and drink. Warren I know you cant drink because you start lactating so we’ll have a party together on fb with marie biscuits. You bring the milk? Oink Oink

        • 0
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          Ha Ha Marina u pose with those cronys with vx botles in pool for fun. Bark Bark there face show they drink or lick ….. Bark Bark

          • 0
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            Warren a pool? Thats a bonus. You can drown a hundred at once. Is that your fantasy? I will find a pool for you but dont get too excited. If you have drowned 28 dogs then the pool will put you in the record book. Do you need a glass for your milk?

  • 1
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    Dear All.

    I personally think that this should be the venue for a dog show.
    We need to improve the standard of our shows.
    Well done and congratulations to the committee who has put in all the effort.
    After all this sport too has to be given some encouragement by the government.
    Thank you Management Committee of The Sugathadasa Stadium for helping.
    My sincere wishes to the Committee.
    All the best.
    Rohan Jayasinghe.

    • 1
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      Are you the same Rohan Jayasinghe who was the ring steward at the dog show? If you are, could you please tell the KASL to table its accounts for the last so many years. What has happened to the public’s money.

  • 4
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    Great show! Is this news we want to waste time on, don’t we have much more important things to worry about?
    My company has had many events at the stadium and just to comment on the former chairmans comments. I know they have bowed down to many, and the previous administration has ruined the stadium. I have entertained VIP’s and you should see the state of the VIP restaurant, kitchen and waiting area. They have left it in shambles and wasted millions of rupees, now the new administration has to fix it up.

    In my view the former chairman and his administration have urinated on the whole stadium and ruined it.
    How about we look at BMICH, Nelum Pokuna, Sugathadasa stadium and look at the former events held and the background into them? Is this dog thing such a big deal compared to those?

    Are we forgetting the famous night races where the little boys wanted to race their expensive toys? Where our soldiers were made to lift and place sand bags all over the roads with our money for their joy. They even held it in our sacred city where many opposed and now we compare those to this little event?

    I think we should appreciate an event of this sort as I don’t see the harm in this? It’s the backward thinking of a few who have made a silly spectacle of this event.

    I saw the pictures of this event and all I can say is WOW!

    • 4
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      dilshan

      you are right,that things were very black during the last administration and they were playing hell with the country like it was their god given private property,but the past should not be allowed to become an extrapolation for the future.Past is the past and nothing justifies doing something because it was done in the past. Ranil also is justifying the Arjuna mahendran fiasco because in the past such things have happened for 2.7 trillion while we are now making a fuss about it for 10 billion,but the main thing to remember is to nip these things in the bud now because the new administration will also go the same way as the old one.After all shoudn’t this be yahapalanaya?Or do you still want some more mahinda chintanaya?because the people had a stomach fullof the chintahanya,they gave a fitting reply on jan 8th,do you want them to give a fitting reply to yahapalanaya too at the general elections.My advise for UNP’ers like you is to criticise as much as possible your masters if you are truly a friend of theirs.

  • 7
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    Navin has never been loyal to the masters he served. When he was with
    Mahinda Rajapaksa, he was meeting Ranil Wickremesinghe through a
    thrid party – Sagala Ratnayake, the great International Advisor. He
    was the main link to tell RW what was going on inside the Rajapaksa
    camp and the Cabinet. The bond in their relationship? All of them are
    members of the same young men’s or young boy’s club. Navin is moody
    and morose. He only loves himself and ill gotten money. Fakes like him
    should never be in politics. He will lose Nuwara Eliya if there is a
    free and fair election.

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    It indeed was a super venue, great chance for the committee whose was able to be there in the line up. However there were some big common sense mistakes despite the president want a country bred dog winning BIS and improve standards etc…. firstly, ENGLISH BULLDOG is NON SPORTING and NEVER WORKING, it was totally unfair and a very big mistake. The club had never shown any interest in improving the breed standard other than financial gain by sale of ARDEN GRANGE dog food or stud service using there own, friends or family dogs. It is even sadder to see that the BIS is always a set up since 2012 for example, just because the BIS winner 2012 and now president had already shown her dog under the initial invited judge a 2nd judge was invited to judge and award a BIS costing extra money to the club. She later went to win BIS in 2013 etc…. As a dog lover I am saying the club is showing a bull shit side to the world. The breeds are suffering, dogs are suffering, people are suffering because of poorly bred dogs. I wish they came out of there coccoon and fly into the reality of the dog world than say NO COMMENTS or resort to thuggery. We should not be scared if these thugs politically connected or from dangerous origins. Together we can wipe them out. This is for all the true dog lovers out there.

    • 1
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      Are you the same Warren who used to drown his pups? Are you the same Warren who is the father of 3 pugs? You are the true dog lover. Oink Oink

  • 1
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    The photo in this article says Navin Dissanayake; Is this correct?

    • 1
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      No; It say Minister Navin Dissanayake.

  • 5
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    I know what Sunakaya says is correct.
    On a rainy day, the Ceylon Today
    newspaper once reported, that there
    were to in warm embrace kissing each
    other on the lips. It was outside the
    fat person’s house. Who are the two?

    Navin’s fiery temper and erratic
    behaviour is only because he is an
    acute diabetic. That illness has also
    gone into his brain.

    Whilst serving Mahinda Rajapaksa’s
    cabinet, he was betraying him. The
    Sagala Ratnayake connection linked
    him to Ranil Wickremesinghe. The
    latter used to visit Sagala’s house
    at Inner Flower Road. Navin D. used
    to be inside during that time.

    In fairness to Gamini Dissanayake, he
    was well read and had gentlemanly
    qualities. He was well cultured and
    good mannered. Not Navin. He is crude,
    corrupt, comical and cussed. See
    what is happening to their residence
    at Alfred House Gardens. How is Navin
    building a high rise apartments there?

    All the ill gotten gains are now coming
    out. Like all other things, Navin and
    his ministry have gone to the dogs not
    the bitches though.

    • 8
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      “How is Navin building a high rise apartments there? “
      Unlike Putha, Thatthi did a very good job.The Mahaveli waters are still flowing into Colombo7 like the old Fox JR thought it might.

  • 0
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    Batalanda Ranil.

    What I meant was is this photo that of NAVIN? It does not resemble him; Perhaps I may be wrong?

  • 4
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    They should parade the human dogs instead of the real dogs, who are spending the money of the poor and lack morality and accountability. After the show they must be graded , ( grade must be 0n the ill-gotten wealth of the sons and fathers) taken to Welikada. That would be the best show you can have in town. This shows whether you are UNP or SLFP these self seeking politicians (political monkeys)lack the compassion for the poor in this country and essentially inhuman. They should all languish in jail if this country is to succeed
    .

  • 2
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    Everyone should visit the CKC show. This time it will be surprise to see who wins. Previous winners were all from the Rajapakse family. I remember the dog that looked like a big bear and the dog that looked like the dulux dog. They were not better than my dogs. Every show they gave a award to one of the family dogs. Now since they are not in power who will they select to award? If they don’t found a suitable powerful candidate I wont be surprised if it goes to the dog from Bagatelle. I know my dogs should win the show since they will be the best looking and the best condition.

    • 3
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      This was a KASL show. The winner has for the last four years Manisha Wimalasekera, the president of the club. She make sure it was her team that is in the lineup of winners.

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        For 4 years she was the president and winning? That is not good at all. Before she became president I bet she wouldn’t have won a thing in the club. Most probably she wouldn’t have even been showing dogs until she got the control ha ha ha This is the problem with out country.

        • 1
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          As far as I can remember she has been winning shows under many presidents and committees. Maybe her dogs are just that good and she knows what she’s doing. Even though she is the president now, I don’t think her winning streak should change because of that?
          People should learn to stop being sore losers and give credit where it’s due.

          • 0
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            Yes she won under the former President who openly supported her against the then honest Secretay.
            Ever wonder why certain things happen in the 2012 KASL dog show. 2 judges were invited to judge 1 dog show because the winner of that KASL best in show had already shown her dog under the initial judge invited. So how did the club know she was going to win best in show and to arrange another judge just for her purpose….. or was it a planned action by the club, judge etc…. the owner of best in show is now KASL President, strangely the previous President of 2012 is a known friend of the current President and the payback …..the dog the previous President is now showing bred by the now President? Such corruption in shows. So sad.

    • 0
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      Well said Warren. Those cronies always win. Oink Oink

    • 0
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      Ha Ha Corrupt selfish goons of KASL. Whom are you fooling? No excuse now becase you could not manupulate CKC to win and lost at ckc show with your fraud winning dog at your club. If you are honest show your dog from Paliwate at ckc and win! Do not talk of Bagatale dog but dog of kasl presdent.

  • 4
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    Well said Warren who ever you are. It is a pity that Navin Dissanayake has got himself and his mother involved with a dog club, which is run by people with no ethics. The dog clubs are now run for two motives, financial gain and to gain prestige. It is no longer a sport or an unbiased ‘show’. The same person’s dog wins over and over again. She has now become the President of the KASL and runs it with her cronies. Society has fallen to such a low level that even a dog show has to be controversial.

    • 2
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      Well said Warren it’s a good thing you used another name to disguise yourself and make comments. You know how all these old cronies are. Oink Oink

      • 0
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        Ha Ha Marina we went to the same school… so both disguse same.[Edited out]

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          That was only one class we were in. How to drown animals class. [Edited out]

    • 0
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      Ha Ha the nobodys tryng to get prestigous! Not only more want to cheat to make living expnse There reputation now known to evrybody. Publicity secrtary tug dishonst reputation now evrybody know. Sad President KASL due to greed to win or scared … give way to tugs to rule KASL and going down her famly gud reputation

  • 2
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    There were two very well run dog clubs in the past the Ceylon Kennel Club (CKC) and the Kennel Association of Sri Lanka (KASL). The latter was the more prestigious club run until 2011 by a group of people who were committed to the sport. It has now been ‘taken over’ by a group of people whose President’s dog is always the winner. What a shame. Since the KASL President’s father was a friend of Gamini’s she would have involved Navin and his unsuspecting mother.

    • 0
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      Well said Warren. Those cronies make me sick. Oink Oink

      • 0
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        Ha Ha Marina street dogs are better class than your breed verified cronies hanging round waiting to make a fast buck from the kennel club ilegaly bark bark

        • 0
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          thats true warren. you need to teach them how to make a buck. can you give a lesson how you drowned all the independence dogs. you made millions. all profit. your bike no petrol free. you need a dog to attract mongrels but when you look like a lactating pug that is free. warren tell these cronies how to make a buck.

    • 0
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      The CKC club is the best club in Sri Lanka. I was told there are some excellent rottweilers that should win this times show. The other dogs entered are supposed to be not as good as these dogs.

    • 2
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      Yes KASL President’s father was the dummy for Gaminis illgotten Mahaweli funds invested in [Edited out] got by Gamini using his influnce. KASL President’s brother is married to Navins Secretary/[Edited out]

    • 0
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      Publcty Secrtary so busy with sick anmal imprt with fake halth qarntine paprs with notorus pet shop ownr ishan and regstring fake dogs
      and bribng peple in qarntine when animl die there.
      He wrting in daily mirror aftr show that show held in sprt minstry grund.
      Only to know how to make money ilegal way

    • 0
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      The KASL the more prestigious club ha ha no more. Visit the CKC show on the 21st… 147 dogs and only from 5 breeds much more than the 141 dogs in all the breeds at the KASL show which only boast of affiiations and corruption/greedines of officials. Majority of dogs enterd at CKC not shown at KASL because of advrse publicity of publicity secretary reputation and selfishness of president and cronys and there handling of supports dogs wining. Well done CKC beat corruptn selfisnes greednes of corupt officials in prestigious KASL noted for ……….

  • 1
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    Poor dogs whose hearts are pure, getting tainted with corruption of the KASL Presdent and exco.

    • 1
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      I know it’s so sad. 100s of them tainted. It’s so sad. Warren it’s time for you to get back into action. Jump on your bike and go find and drown those dogs. You are the only one who can save our dog world. We believe in you. Oink Oink

      • 0
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        Marina ha ha own up! We went to same school …. know each other well. I never gave away my adult dogs and am true dog lover. Stop accusing of drwowning dogs. Proof it. Dont hide….. come out confront me. Bark Bark

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          You are a true dog lover. [Edited out]

  • 1
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    The beauty of the subject is what happened to the furniture that belonged to the KASL when it was at Lakpahana. Nobody seem to be asking or investigating about what happened to the furniture. There were cupboards, chairs, working tables and meeting tables that all went missing when the club shifted to its then temporary location at Isipatana Mawatha. Who is responsible. It is the member money/ public money. Even after new committee had taken over there is no interest in the missing good – could it be the special relationship or the buy back of the previous president who was enemys with new president but now best of pals

    • 1
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      Millions worth of furniture can be seen used by the lakpahana staff. Expensive chairs for the lakpahana staff to sit on. Expensive tables for the lakpahana staff to display their goods. Expensive cupboard to store the lakpahana goods. The only items we dont see is the expensive bed which warran and his lakpahana boyfriend slept on together.Mattress was provided by the lakpahana boys mother. Lakpahana spent million on the building wall in front of race course. They must have stole other furniture and sold.

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        [Edited out]

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        [Edited out]

      • 1
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        Oh my! How many mongrel studs used on a high pedigree bitch. No signs of pregnancy. Shame Shame The kennel stud too enjoying the mongrel studs with the bitch dogy style! Weed shared among mongrels and pedigreed. Bark Bark More mongrels the merrier! Anytime is partytime. All mongrels welcome! No pedigree needed.

      • 0
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        Yes Maloshie. Many things stolen including properties.

      • 0
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        It was a clear cut case when the courts granted favor of the 1.8 million rupees stolen via cheque fraud by kasl staff member in 2011 which lead to a complete change of committee. Why had not the previous committee president and the new president want to follow up on reclaiming the member/ public money stolen. Was there an underhand deal made to the presidents to let go of this case?

  • 1
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    CKC and KASL both are the same. Pity the poor public who enter their dogs expecting a clean show. Both clubs ‘fix’ the winner. The exhibits are boosted by the air force dogs. This is really a pathetic situation. They need dogs to make money, they need dogs to get prestige. Both clubs are controlled by ladies who have their own agenda’s. The vets too are in this game. High time all this is exposed.

    Don’t patronize these shows, don’t put dogs through this exhaustive process. At least some true dog lovers are speaking up. The dogs certainly don’t enjoy this.

  • 1
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    CKC and KASL both are the same. Pity the poor public who enter their dogs expecting a clean show. Both clubs ‘fix’ the winner. The exhibits are boosted by the air force dogs. This is really a pathetic situation. They need dogs to make money, they need dogs to get prestige. Both clubs are controlled by ladies who have their own agenda’s. The vet too are in this game. High time all this is exposed.

    Don’t patronize these shows, don’t put dogs through this exhaustive process. At least some true dog lovers are speaking up. The dogs certainly don’t enjoy this.

  • 0
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    What about your agenda Sujatha Samarakkodi? Whose son when grandmother was powerful show dog beggibg on two legs! Did the dog enjoy? Now when family is nobody in club crtizising and telling dont patronize! You try to take club but evrybudy know you and rejct you all. Then also no better now also same. Now presidnt dog also wining then. Shame Shame

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    Why is no action taken on the sports ministers [Edited out] orders to sugathadasa stadium officialls to give a whopping discount of Rs 580,000/- to the kennel club [Edited out]

  • 0
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    Looks like this stream has been hijacked by two pedigreed dogs competing in the show, Warren and Marina.

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    After the KASL – President, Publicity Secretary and Ex-Co Member/President’s Private Secretary cum Manager took off to Bangkok last night the high activity of comments have come to a halt. Now it is quite evident of who was behind all these comments appearing under different names trying to create conflict. What a shame? How sad at the level of the once prestigious KASL having dropped to?

  • 0
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    Warren they went on holiday without you? Those dirty rascals didn’t take you? I’m wondering how you kept up with them all the way to the airport on you bicycle? Are you still at the airport waiting till they return? Tell me where you will be camping in case I come towards the airport.

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    So refreshing to know you miss me while enjoying the Bangkok booze!
    Missed your coments too.
    Lucky dog, to be able to go to Bang-kok with his owner to enjoy what he is denied in his home.
    No need to wonder, it is all over the island ‘KASL President gone to Bang-kok to give her dog and faithful pals some fun’.
    I will be camping on the shore by your house when you arrive on Tuesday.
    Just curious, tell me, what is the gift you are bringing to your classmate?
    I love cycling and thats it.
    Enjoy and have a safe journey back!

  • 0
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    Oh my god that this guy is seriously a stalker? Someone should inform the police on him. This is scary.

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