17 January, 2022

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MR Faction To Boycott Govt. Functions Till Yoshitha Is Released

The Joint Opposition today declared that it will boycott all State events including the February 4th Independence Day celebrations, as a mark protest against recent incidents where government’s political opponents are being hunted down.

Dinesh

Dinesh

Addressing a press conference, Dinesh Gunawardena said that the boycott will continue until Sri Lankans get back their freedom and democracy. “All political opponents of the UNP government are being hunted down, this must stop, and we will continue to boycott all State events until Sri Lankans get their rightful freedom,” he said.

Meanwhile, Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa claimed that Yoshitha Rajapaksa has been arrested without any proper proof. “They are trying to get Mahinda Rajapaksa out of politics, and they think the best way to do this is by targeting his children, because that is what will affect him the most,” he said.

Weerawansa added that today the country’s law and order has become a big joke.

Weerawansa also claimed that Yoshitha Rajapaksa was not the chairman of the Carlton Sports Network. He also said that they will commence island wide demonstrations soon demanding Rajapaksa’s release as he is a political prisoner.

Meanwhile Weerawansa, along with Dinesh Gunawardena, Bandula Gunawardane, Udaya Gammanpila, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Gamini Lokuge, Dallas Allahapperuma and Johnston Fernando among others visited Yoshitha Rajapaksa at the Welikada prison this morning.

Former first lady Shiranthi, and her youngest son, Rohitha, and his girlfriend were also seen at the prison this morning. (By Munza Mushtaq © CT)

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  • 27
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    So this ‘opposition’ wants the country’s governance system to be reverted back to the levels of political interference they had in judicial affairs under their regime. How can one argue that this is a political frame up? Sri Lankan civil society should be vigilant and never let this happen.

    • 16
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      Lionel Bopage

      The opposition have their own way of thinking.

      Let us too think in their way.

      Let the govt. barter by exchanging the prisoner Yoshith for the maverick and rabid racists Dinesh Goon-wardene and Wimal Moda-wanse.

      The country will be a better place to live.

      • 9
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        Dankotuwe lalitha,

        see, today we see how they the rulers act while a powerful opposition is in action.

        In the earlier days, there were no powerful opposition.

        MR could rape even you and go hidden – since they always thought what they felt was the people s feeling.

        How many of you were attacked by the thuggish nature of RAJAPAKSKEgoons. Today, they have been making every efforts to seal of their both ends. No sooner, we weill get to hear what was not clear sofar.. coming colour is no good for Rajapakshe idiots.

    • 7
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      Lionel Bopage

      “So this ‘opposition’ wants the country’s governance system to be reverted back to the levels of political interference they had in judicial affairs under their regime.”

      The pigs will always like to stroll in mud, worms would always love to thrive in putrefying carcass, and so would corrupt people (like Dinesh Gunewardene), who do not have any ability on their own would always want to live deceiving people and live in a corrupt system that gives them the oxygen to survive.

    • 5
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      Gonwardhana with his nasal voices make every effort to protect their god father.

      Had these creactures been doing the job as it is expected, they could all have guided POWER GREEDY rajapakshe turning him a good man that respect laws of the country.

      At the time, I left the country for Europe – late 80ties, these men – Gunawardhana had earned a greater respect, but since he has been scouting with bunch of thugs, I have lost my full repsect towards the man. These men now are no differnece ot any street thugs like Wimal Buruwanse. Wasidewa is searching for thoughts these days, since he doenst know how he would get up from the pit he is fallen to this day. Yes truly saying he is a dried and spoiled pumpkin – his has done nothign to the country during the few years, These men should be sent home or ANY OTHER places, leaving the young politicians finding their compass for the betterment of the nation.

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    Dinesh Gunewardene

    You are a humbug pseudo-socialist. So you speak for the privilege class and no one can punish them for the wrongs they do. Then what were you doing when Sarath Fonseka was jailed as a matter of revenge for contesting Rajapakse. What were you doing when Shirani Bandaranayake was harassed for giving a unfavourable verdict when she practiced her profession and duty. Were you in a deep coma when many people were harassed and killed by illegal orders from the top. Lasantha Wickremetunge is one. Or were you counting the money Mahinda Rajapakse gave from various illicit means, and did not have the time to think of what was happening to the country.

    So you want one rule to the privileged class and your friends and another rule for others? Why are you interfering with the normal judicial process. You have said that we have the best judiciary in the world and so you should have faith in our justice system that no harm will be inflicted on Yoshitha had if he had not committed any serious offense. But if he had committed a something serious and wilful then don’t you agree he should have the courage to face justice he deserves. So let honest people in the Sri Lankan judiciary do their job.

    You are a curse to the country. You were a non entity and was a failure as a politician. Your MEP party never took off the ground. If you have a little patriotism, just give up politics and say sorry to what you have done and that will go a long way ion your old age which you have already reached.

  • 23
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    I cannot understand why the joint opposition and especially Dinesh Gunawardene, are making fools of themselves in support of MR and his family. Many amongst this group have been already remanded and released on bail. They have to be prosecuted soon. Silence is golden in such circumstances.

    They do not have a favorable hand to back up their belligerent posturing. The infamous ‘Emil Kanthan’ is expected in Sri Lanka soon to spill the beans on how MR won the 1995 elections and the rackets hatched and amounts of money paid to get the LTTE to prevent the Tamils in the north and east from voting. Many bigwigs are also implicated in this deal. Tiran Alles, the go between has spilt the beans already.

    Insanity seems to be overtaking this group fast. Is it the prelude to their political demise?

    Dr.Rahasingham Narendran

  • 13
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    If this was political vendetta, it would have happened a year ago. This is the law taking its course. May the current political kids (including the President’s offsprint) keep in mind that one day they will be held accountable.

  • 16
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    During the tenure of JR we were waiting to see your speeches.You had a thing called ” back bone ” those days.Where were you when MR was robbing the whole nation.When 18 th amendment was passed were you pussyfooting.When Fonseka was unfairly treated were you sleeping.Where were you hiding when the judiciary was made a mockery by Rajapakses brothers and specially when the CJ was chased away.We are prepared to listen to you if you have raised your voice against those unjust acts also.You have proven you are also a time serving politician for cheap political gains and I don’t think many fair minded people take you seriously .Sorry Dinesh we have to call spade a spade .Your time is over and your place is dustbin of the history of politics.

  • 13
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    I think ‘A fast unto death by ‘You, Modawansa, Gon_mapila, Wasideva’ with some ‘Marie & Lemon puff’ beside you is a better idea. MR will not come to feed you like he did last time for sure as he is too busy trying to save his own back.

  • 26
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    Why is the opposition becoming involved in a private matter where one family abused power to an incredible degree is now being brought to justice? It is in the interest of all Sri Lankans to wipe out family politics and nepotism from this country.

    Whether there is evidence or not I do not know. Very often the investigators, like most in this country, are also incompetent.

    But we can all see that it was a well orchestrated robbery by the Rajapakse brats while their father was President and Uncle Gota in charge of the Police!

    There are three institutions which were closely connected. The CSN( Carlton channel), Namal associates( so callled law firm of Namal Rajapakse) and Ascot Holdings a company in which the Rajapakse boys had large share holdings.This company is run by stock market manipulators Nimal Perera and Rohan Irriyagolla.

    Do the readers know that Mahinda’s foreign Minister Rohitha Boggalagamas daughter Sujani Boggalagama was working in all three organizations at the same time.She was in charge of entertaining high net worth clients.There are many other connections between these three organizations.Just publish the director boards and the list of senior staff of these three organizations so that the entire country will know the truth.

    The opposition should not get involved in defending corruption by children of those who abused power to the maximum.

  • 14
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    A very good decision taken by the Joint Opposition (MR faction). Now the Government will have some peace of mind and they can carry on with their active governance of the country.MS & RW , this is your opportunity to save on the expenses at all Government functions as these asses have decided to sit at home.

    The longer you keep this podiyan in jail, the better for you. You do not have to see the faces of these jokers.

    Weerawansa claims the law and order situation in the country is a big joke???? How strange!!! it can’t be any more funnier than the “LEMON PUFF – FAST UNTO DEATH” he conducted. Weerawansa stick to your lemon puffs at home. You might be paraded to Welikada soon.

  • 7
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    Good luck, not even a MANGY DOG (with all respects to MANGY DOGS) will miss any of you in ANY CELEBRATIONS or ANYTHING, even YOUR LIFE WOULD NOT miss you.

  • 13
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    Disgrace to see Dinesh Gunawardena acting like a puppet. This man had some credibility in his electorate …but with this kind of servant boy action ..people no longer has any regard for him. Its really a shame to see Dinesh trying to guard world class rouges like yoshitha. Dinesh…wake up face the reality….you’re too old to be a servant boy of Rajapakse family.

  • 17
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    These A..e H…s, will know the pain if they are one of the victims of following.

    1. Lasantha Wickramatunga Murder.
    2. Prageeth Ekneheliyagoda
    3. Wasim Thajudeen.
    4. Weliweriya Protesters.
    5. FTZ murder.
    6. Aluthgama and Beruwela murders and destruction.
    7. Countless white van abductions and murders.
    9. Colossal plunder of public money, which could have benefited the poor masses.
    10. Arbitrary detention of General and defaming a sitting Chief Justice by the thugs and morons of the calibre of Modawansa and the gang.

    These educated fools will never come to their senses, let them also rot in hell with MARA Family for the damage they are causing to our motherland.

    If they do not boycott, let us shun them. Must Thank these idiots for not showing their faces on an important day of our beloved country.

    Thanks Idiots.

  • 10
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    “MR faction is going to boycott all State events including the February 4th Independence Day celebrations”
    What a patriotic act it is going to be !.
    So they are not going to stand up when the national flag is raised and the national anthem sang in the official language Sinhala and Tamil.

    Look at another scenario presented by Rear Admiral (Dr) Sarath Weerasekera VS REP USP. He wants national anthem to be sang in Sinhala only . He says SL should follow India. India only use one language, that is not Hindi or Tamil but Bengali. But this Admiral is silent when it comes to devolution of power in SL through a form of federal state solution practiced in India.

    Mother Lanka is crying since 1948.

    Who will educate the majority of the majority to be fair so that the country can go forward in many fronts ? I’m sure it will not be the MR faction including HLDM, Dayan, Rohan,Bandula J , Gomyn & the likes.

  • 10
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    Who cares about a bunch of old looser’s not taking part, actually it’s gods blessing that you are not going to be there. You lot are a frustrated bunch of morons.

  • 14
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    Good People

    Is this Dinesh now the Poodle of Boralugoda?

    The Lion must be turning in his grave.

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      There was never a Boralugoda Lion, but only a Boralugoda Buruwa. This Boralugoda Buruwa gave up his Socialist ideals and joined the Capitalist UNP in ’65 under Dudley’s UNP govt. He pleaded with Dudley and Dudley arranged five Scholarships to his five children through the Colombo Plan for them to qualify in the East European Countries. So much for his vernacular policy for the natives and foreign education for his own children, like Sevala Banda. This Bugger Dinesh earned well while he was the Minister of Urban Development. So much for their Honesty. Bloody Humbugs!

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        When I read your vernacular – I feel you should be related to Kelaniya Mervin or Rajapakshe. Sevala Banda ? no means acceptable. I am one who go against when some call RW as [Edited out] – but you guys worshing every move of RW – still have the same langague – poor you ! Please be somewhat decent Mr Wickramratne. That can help you atleast in the next soul.
        Annoyed by the kind of derogatory terms filled comments.

  • 5
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    Who Cares…..man

  • 11
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    Who gives a shit if these scumbags boycott government functions. If they think they will be missed they are sadly mistaken. the less you see of these skunks the better.

    • 2
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      Is it possible for Rajapaksa to ,confess to all what he and his sons and wife and her brothers mothers sisters in law cousins nephews nieces etc etc etc have done ,which would include abductions and killings and ask the nation for a pardon and, return the money?

  • 8
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    Yo shit Gunewardene the sooner you get lost, the better.

  • 7
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    Go on Weerawansa, threaten them you’ll fast until death or better still, you’ll hold your breath until Yoshitha is released, will soon get him released. What will we do without your brave sacrifices.

  • 7
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    Its Amazing how the “The Joint Opposition today declared that it will boycott all State events including the February 4th Independence Day celebrations, as a mark protest against recent incidents where government’s political opponents are being hunted down,” but stand and watch while the country was been robbed by the same family and their henchmen…..!
    Dinesh Gunawardena, Bandula Gunawardane, Udaya Gammanpila, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Gamini Lokuge, Dallas Allahapperuma, Johnston Fernando, Wimal Weerawansa and the like should be banned from future politics,
    IF SHIT COULD FLY THIS LOT WILL BE CONCORDE!
    I sincerely hope that President Maithipala will do the job he was elected to do and not give his party priority!
    Its the only chance we got to get this beautiful country back on the right path!

  • 3
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    “Weerawansa, along with Dinesh Gunawardena, Bandula Gunawardane, Udaya Gammanpila, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Gamini Lokuge, Dallas Allahapperuma and Johnston Fernando”. These names along with their pictures are best to be displayed in the rogues gallery. These people were in the helm supporting their masters MR and Gota in all activities including white vanning. And now they have the gall to talk about law and order and justice.

    Let them boycott ceremonies. What a blessing for the people. No need to see their ugly and thieving faces. Less people to be fed “Chinese Rolls”, kiribath and ‘orange barley'(and later whisky and soda), on public money.

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      who are all these –

      Weerawanse aka Buruwanse – NFF
      Wasidewa – Dried Pumpkin -SSP
      Gunawardhana -nasal sound maker – MP
      Pawithra Wanni – with a bedpan styled mouthpiece -SLFP
      Jonasten Fernando – born rascal – SLFP
      Dalla Allahperuma -SLFP

      Many that sabotage are from former UPFA constituent party members. They dont have any other options than doing so. They try to fish on muddy waters.

  • 2
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    Recently, I have seen MR dragging several people to say how he has rescued them from frauds and wrong doings. I believe he has run out of excuses to reinforce the the innocence.The latest development was to question the legitimacy of FCID. Not only MR but his cohorts blaming the formation of FCID and under whose direction FCID business is conducted. If this was illegitimate why did they wait until his son was arrested.

    Whether, the joint opposition boycotts state functions or not the country will move forward. So don’t make false allegations one after the other when they are bound to fail. Let see the court proceedings and wait.

  • 3
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    Mr. Dinesh Gunawardene ,

    Did not the father warn the son, the following

    1. Money laundering is a punishable offence and subject to jail term
    without bail, if found guilty.

    2. A Naval officer cannot accept office in private sector and could be
    court marshalled if found guilty.

    3. Cannot leave the base without the prior permission from the base
    commander but he was found gallivanting all over the world without
    leave approved.
    He has put his commanding officer in trouble as he might lose his job or gets demoted under the new administration.

    Let the court decide whether he is guilty or not and you carry on with
    the job people entrusted to you as an MP. Your father, I remember was
    a lion in the left movement and they all Dr. NM, Colvin, Peter, Leslie Bala Tampoe stood for justice and fair play until their death and you
    are doing just the opposite.

  • 2
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    This country is finally shaking off the decades of muck – corruption, murder, nepotism, interference in judiciary etc etc and these imbeciles have the gall to criticise? Were they asleep during the notorious MR years? Dinesh, gammnpila, weerawansa … U have proved what u are made of, stop making a laughing stock of yourselves! Circus clowns!

  • 2
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    It was pity that Dinesh did not get this bright idea when Fonseka was bundled into remand like a dog.Then not a hum and now talking big

  • 2
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    There are 66 responses to this article criticizing the decision of Dinesh and his party devoid of a single comment approving their planned boycott.Looks a very good signal to the present Yahapalanaya and to carry on regardless with the blessings of the nation.

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    Money laundering is a serious crime, and more so if it involves even 1US$. Let the newly independent judiciary in Sri Lanka handle this for the moment. In any case, if the US 2.3 million was an irregular transaction, the US itself will issue an arrest warrant for all these people, as the US did to all the big shot FIFA people, where even the Swiss Government caved in, along with their vaunted banking secrecy, and arrested the FIFA people on Swiss soil. All US Dollars are fundamentally US Property and a transaction of even 1US$ through any bank anywhere in the world has to occur through New York. The moment that illegal dollar passes through New York, the sender and recipient have committed a crime against the US, and the US will get you even if it takes a couple of years. That’s how they got the FIFA people and that’s how they will get anyone, whether they be -ex-Presidents or their offspring. Boycotting state functions or having a hoo haa at Galle Face Green won’t turn the tide now that the US bloodhounds are on the track: All their investigators came to Sri Lanka to collect evidence on all the MR Regime’s illegal US$ transactions. The FBI Director James Comey explained (the FIFA ‘right to arrest’ thus) , “If you touch our shores with your corrupt enterprise, whether that’s through meetings or USING OUR WORLD-CLASS FINANCIAL SYSTEM, you will be held accountable

  • 1
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    Leftist movements all over the world are always behind the poor and
    the down trodden but the leftist trio Vasudeva, Tissa Vithanage and Dinesh in Sri Lanka are favouring dictatorial rule and this baffles the people.

    What is the hidden agenda held by the trio behind this move. It is sad that Tissa, stalwart of the left movement and a colleague of Dr. NM is in this gang. Dr. NM must be turning in his grave on hearing the new type of leftist movement in Sri Lanka.

  • 0
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    This is great news.
    They should boycott Parliament as well !!

  • 0
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    This opposition is not serving the people. They are serving Rajapakse family. They are paid by the government to serve the people and not Rajapakse family. Rohitha is not a hero? He has not done anything to the country rather he swindled the country. Where were you guys when War Hero Sarath Fonseka was jailed? Why people vote for this rogues who live on the tax payers money.

  • 0
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    It is pity that Dinesh, the son of the great, honest and unblemished leader, Philip Gunewardena; is seen defending and promoting the cause of proven culprits. Is Dinesh so bankrupt in his thinking.

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