23 August, 2017

Mr President, They Kill To Hide Lasantha’s Murderers

By Kalana Edirisooriya

Lasantha Wickrematunge was killed on the 8th of January 2009 and by now it is clear why the investigation was directed to the TID by Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Terrorism Investigation Division was headed by Gotabaya acolyte DIG Wakishta. The cover up to prevent the murder leading to the actual perpetrators was hatched together with the decision to murder Lasantha.

People would recall how “White Van” abductions, murder and intimidation of journalists took place under the Mahinda/Gotabaya regime. It is evident once the whole enchilada is placed on the table that all these crimes were well orchestrated by that regime, including cover ups. Just recall how the money laundering took place. The ill gotten money was filtered through various means and one would be naive to believe Gotabaya and his team from the Military Intel did not know of such shenanigans when they knew every heartbeat of journalists who were keen to do their job true to his/her calling.

Lasntha with Ex-President Mahinda and Justice minister Wijeyadasa

Lasntha with Ex-President Mahinda and Justice minister Wijeyadasa

It is unbelievable that man could be so vile to take an innocents life simply to cover up for another murder. Only a serial killer or psychopath would do or order such. Once such orders are given, the minions who carry out become indispensable and also feel that they too could use foul means to amass wealth and pay off private grudges.

This has a snowballing effect and that is exactly what happened even though the rulers tried to camouflage by using willing cohorts to rouse up communal feelings.

Lasantha’s murder investigation was gathering dust after DIG Wakishta informed Court that it was the LTTE who were suspected to have killed the award winning journalist. Fresh investigations have uncovered that it is Army Intelligence officers who are suspected of that dastardly act. How DIG Wakista was so off the trail is unfathomable unless he too was part of the cover up.

The LTTE was set up when a motor cycle was found ditched in a field not far from where the journalist was murdered. That was the design for the cover up. Two innocents were murdered so that the motor cycle lead goes no further. The owner of the motor cycle and a friend who happened to be with him when a Defender picked them up with the motor cycle were identified much later off Anuradapura, shot through the back of their heads.

Lets go back and check the initial stages of this investigation. Pitchai Jesudasan. a motor mechanic from Nuwara Eliya was arrested along with Kandegedara Piyawansa. It was alleged that Piyawansa was instrumental in obtaining five sim cards by using Jesudasan’s ID card. These sim numbers had followed Lasantha on his death ride on the 8th of Jan 2009.

Pitchai Jesudasan died under mysterious circumstances whilst he was in remand but that death was classified under “natural causes”. He was 37 years old but died naturally !!

Kandegedara Piyawansa was released from custody when the army intelligence intervened in court.

The fresh investigation into Lasantha’s death, once the Rajapaksa government was defeated went to the CID. Slowly and painstakingly the sleuths unravelled the impossible.

Dias, Lasantha’s driver who was at home from where the journalist left on that fateful day was found after a couple of years. Up to the time he was ferreted out none knew that he had been abducted and given the third degree treatment at an army camp for shooting his mouth off after liquor that it was Gotabaya who was responsible for Lasantha Wickrematunge’s death.

Dias does not know how lucky he was. he could very well have been the fifth death in the cover up.

As in Thajudeen‘s case, Lasantha’s post-mortem report too was faulty and his remains had to be exhumed after seven years to ascertain the cause of death. It maybe of use to exhume Jesudasan’s remains to double check the cause of his death as there seems to be pattern in all these deaths.

Premananda (Malinda) Udalagama was arrested and remanded, later identified by Dias as well as Upali Tennekoon at magisterial identification parades for abducting/assaulting Dias and assaulting Upali Tennekoon.

Out of the blues Ilandarige Jayamanne, a retired Sergeant Major from the Army Intelligence decides to commit suicide seven years later, leaving behind a curt note confessing that he killed Lasantha. His only request was to release his friend Udalagama.

Evidence uncovered through phone records show that Jayamanne was in Kegalle on the 8th January 2009 when Lasantha was murdered. Maybe he levitated to Attidiya and back.

That was killing number four to cover up the murder of Lasantha. How many more ? Udalagama ? The prison authorities as well as the Police should be extra vigilant to keep those witnesses/suspects alive as they were only the tools that were used to murder Lasantha.

The orders came from high up through other high ups.

All of the evidence leads to Army Intelligence personnel and some from the TID who covered up. The real War Heroes within the Army whose hands are clean should shed those villains who have tarnished their hard earned image. If the good guys within the Army are to keep the tag “War heroes” they must help/assist in uncovering the dregs within their system lest they too are soiled with such excreta.

 

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  • 33
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    WOW.. You should head the FCID mate. You seem to know the whole story! What the heck are you ding writing articles to CT?! The government has been trying to get the culprits for two years now and has failed miserably. Show them how its done.. Bravo :D

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      woW, let him continue. We need fairy tales sometimes to be relax ourselves. :p

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        We can imagine it well today, you guys being caught by Rajapakshe et al cant enjoy it anymore. Anyways, you guys are a curse ot this land. So long idiots of your kind are there it will always no easy to move to good easily.

        So MAX MORON do us a favour -best for you would to busy with Rajaakshe garbage recyling. Please do that. That can help the masses if your sweat could help them turning to goodies, peoples friendly ones. besides, you are servile to the job for the gains.

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          Ah.. Leelawathie achchie! Your still there? I thought you have gone and hiding with Arjun Mahendran – the buddy of your political guru Rani Wicks – and the biggest “HORA” so far, in the history of Sri Lanka.

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        max moron

        “We need fairy tales sometimes to be relax ourselves”

        Have you stopped reading Mahawamsa?

        In fact you should read Legal Philosophy in Medieval Sinhale by Harischandra Wijayatunga an advocate of “Great Consensus” (Maha Sammatha) for the autochthonous and Bhumiputhras.

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          Except using the language craftily, what do you know about Mahavasma or Maha Sammatha damn Vedda – a paid agent of Tamil racism? In a nutshell, your a serious insult to the remaining few native veddas in this land. At least they are independent in their knowledge, culture etc., as oppose to your ‘in box’ mentality.

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            max moron

            “Except using the language craftily, what do you know about Mahavasma or Maha Sammatha damn Vedda”

            Seriously what do you know about Mahavasma or Maha Sammatha?

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              http://books.lakdiva.org/parker/ if your seriously wish to.

              I do know, my effort is in vain. A paid agent of theoretical wing of Tamil racism’s duty not talk the truth but spread the lies about history as much as possible.

              cheers

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                max moron

                Have you read H Parker’s book on Ancient Civilisation? I have a number of issues that I may want clarification. Can I depend on you?

                Seriously what do you know about Mahavasma or Maha Sammatha?

                If you know nothing about Mahavasma and Maha Sammatha, you do not need to respond.

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                This is very valid to your comments in general:

                QUOTE”I do know, my effort is always in vain” UNQUOTE

                Max this is common to Dayan Aka Silva Jayathilaka too.

                This is common to Moda Pala from Ausi land too.

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              above all to ask MAXIMORON what does he know about himself – looking at the levels of his COMMENTS added to this forum, I feel the boy is totally intoxicated by Rajakashe Mantra. So are masses in this lost country.

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      It seems the investigations on the murders turn to be not successful.

      What if

      1.we would all make every efforts to postulate that Lasantha Wickramatunga himself shoot at him on that day being unable to face the life before him on that day ?

      2.In terms of the Wasim s case, no Rajapakshe men killed him but Wasim himself killed himself not being able to face the life…..

      That is what we have to approach next in order killers to roam further without being captured by lanken law.

      Abasarani apita.. may aba be blessed to us lankens

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      Pictures worth thousand words.

      I have heard Rajakashes pay smiles even in the very moments when murder occurences were declared to the public – that is the nature of green eyed monseters in the Rajakashe wonder land.

      Examples

      a)Hirunikas fathers murder
      b)Thirupathi Murder accident
      c)Lasantha Murder incident
      d)Wasim s murderincident

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      Dont be surprised, just released Udalagam WILL commit SUICIDE – in keeping with the trend. End of story!
      This is what has been organised by the “my conscience speaks” gamarala story
      of late. These things can only happen in Democratic Sri Lanka.

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      Kalana Edirisooriya

      RE: Mr President, They Kill To Hide Lasantha’s Murderers

      “Lasantha Wickrematunge was killed on the 8th of January 2009 and by now it is clear why the investigation was directed to the TID by Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Terrorism Investigation Division was headed by Gotabaya acolyte DIG Wakishta. The cover up to prevent the murder leading to the actual perpetrators was hatched together with the decision to murder Lasantha.”

      What is needed is an alternative Citizens’s Squad.

      The Police, the “Presidet”, the Traitor Gon Gamarala Sirisena, are all crooks or have been bribed by the crooks. The Current system is NOT working..

      So a Citizen’s Squad, A Justice Squad must me formed to deliver justice by hunting down the culprits, independent of the Police and the Crooked President and the crooks he is protecting..

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    Probably the Emerging World Empire’s Protection is there for the one who orderd to kill Lasantha. Who knows the man who ordered to kill may be made as the President of SL through election or through a coup by the armed forces including the police.

    Frightening time ahead.

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    Cover-ups do not necessarily require the active manipulation of facts or circumstances. Arguably the most common form of cover-up is one of non-action. It is the conscious failure to release incriminating information by a third party. This “passive cover-up” is often justified by the motive of not wanting to embarrass the culprit or expose them to criminal prosecution or even the belief that the cover-up is justified by protecting the greater community from scandal. Yet, because of the passive cover-up, the misdeed often goes undiscovered and results in harm to others ensuing from its failure to be discovered.

  • 14
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    Very interesting article on the chronology of events surrounding this murder. I believe we all know who orchestrated this crime; Lasantha himself mentioned of them in his own posthumous editorial. How and the reasons for this to happen is what needs to be found out.

    I have one doubtful question. It is mentioned in the media (and in this article as well) that evidence uncovered through Jayamanne’s phone records indicate his whereabouts during the time of the murder. Does the Sri Lankan telecom providers store call records dating back to more than 7 years? Especially of an unknown citizen such as Jayamanne?

    Perhaps someone working for a telecom company could shed some light on how this happens?

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      A most intelligent observation that, about how unlikely it is that the phone records of unremarkable person would be preserved for so long – and also found so soon.

      But Jayamanne’s death was unusual, the suicide note even more so. Yet they allowed him to be buried, only for exhumation to take place about three days later.

      Highly gullible indeed we must be to believe ALL these things happening.

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        Sinhala_Man,

        “unremarkable person would be preserved for so long – and also found so soon.”

        Yes but the guy was an intelligence officer and we don’t know what he had done during his career. It is possible that he was under surveillance of his own mates especially if he was showing signs of repenting. Maybe all intelligence officer are under surveillance?

        The fact that a mobile phone has been located in one place does not mean that the owner also was there does it?

        “Yet they allowed him to be buried”

        That is the usual decision.

        , only for exhumation to take place about three days later.

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      This murder mystery is bizarre , so many tales where no one keep track of , here are few of the fascinating yet unbelievable stories which had been emanating since his untimely death.

      1) Much talked Lasantha’s own posthumous editorial , did he actually write that fateful editorial on a piece paper as mentioned ?

      2) Had Lasantha been a spy for a foreign government ?

      3)Where is his widow Sonali ? why doesn’t she speak out even after the change of government ?

      4) Where is Lal Wickramathunga ? what do they ( siblings) have to say about the ongoing investigation under MY3’s watch ?

      5)Why did Ranil accuse Gen Fonseka for lasantha’s murder ?

      6)If deceased jayamanna had been 100 Km away from Kegalle on that fateful day , how can any one explain the eye witness description of his identical portrait ? is it possible for some one else to use his phone at the time of the crime , just to mislead the investigation ? this is a well planned /executed professional job where even experts get confused.

      7) Why did Mervin silva say that he knows who killed Lasantha ?

      8) Didn’t lal say that some one walked in to his office and confessed about the murder ?

      9) Why Udalagama had been released all over sudden ?

      10 ) Who killed jayamanna ?

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        Call in Sherlock Holmes to solve your mystery. His phone number is available from the BHC

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        Channel 4 television presenters were taken for suckers! In this arranged murder.

        Just like television presenter “Crimewatch”:Jill Dando murder:
        Five unanswered theories as unsolved shooting of BBC star reaches 18th anniversary.
        1) Jill was murdered by a hitman ordered by one of London’s most prominent crime families
        2) Serbian mafia carried out hit in revenge for Nato-led bombing of TV station.
        3) IRA revenge killing.
        4) Jill was murdered after trying to expose ‘VIP paedophile ring’.
        5) ‘Joe’ the Spanish barman.

  • 18
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    It is no use pleading to a ‘President’ who is covering up his son’s misdeeds. They are all the same. Aba Saranai Sorry Lanka!

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      He di dnot cover up that, instead asked them to go for a separte investigation. It is no fair to mix it up with the way Meeharaka did all these. He even praised the deeds of his pathetic sons then. Alone letting colombo vicitinies becoming their racing fields did not let colombo housheholds a peaceful environment those days. If criticised, whitevanning would have created all possible harm. What you guys dont know and cant see yet today the greater difference within 2 yyears.
      For me i dont need mega devleopment projects solong peace and harmony and basic rights are guarded in thsi country. Today, president himself have shown, the manner he has saved billions from his presidential secreatariat alone for the benefit of the people. But those were the days, we were compelled to watch the manner Meeharaka and his kith and kin abused Air force or other helicopter facilities even for visiting his drug trafficking men in Negobmo. Do I need to add you lot more ?
      You guys are born idiots and cant sense the due even if years would ahve ben passed. That is it basta.

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        seelawathi
        it appears you will defend sirisena what may come like jim softly, KAS, et al defend rajapakse. You talk about a separate investigation what happened to it. He aslo criticized the judicial system for holding up navy, and intelligence service personal in demand prison without charging them for more than a year, How many tamil people are in the prison without any charges for more than 15 years why not take up their cases?
        Sirisena is a fraud like other srilankan political leaders.

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          he is part and parcel of hyena pack Basta (anuradhapura bastam polla) from German tailors or factory labour 30 years of stupidity hail Hitler Fascist Horu. CT does not have a German section for kuddu basta trail.

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    ”Kohede Vadunne? ” was reported as the first question reportedly asked by our previous President when informed of a Lasantha’s murder. There was no surprise or ‘Aney Pow’. The response was quite cold and clinical.

    I highlighted the significance of this in an article written at that time to the now defunct Colombo Post.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      These men are real green eyed monsters – those words such as aney pow = so sad how pitty etc. are just to pretend and cover the crime incident only. But being on the way to next killing act, they woudl not forget to greet the one next to them as ” Budusarnai- may the blessings of buddha with you”. That is how the society is built up to this date. There is a common saying in lanken society, yakada mallata damage unama pan malla gana mona kathada? – if the bag made out of iron is damaged, what talk needs to be about the woven bag made out of hay? So the situation has expanded to the levels – that the society is reached to the all appalling levels to now. However, they continue more of their buddhistic rituals to show them would not never be bad guys – Such pirith nul – blessings threads or whichever you may call them, are filled in their wrists each time following prayers of Kelaniya or other place around colombo – for me, more you behave violently, you hang on more with temples, or the like religious rituals,seeking more inner haromonies. This is what you see today among so called VVIPs AND their families. That hs become a part of their culture. Media men are teh ones to sing their housanas to promote their abusive nature.So long media men woudl not sense the harm being continued by them nothing will change.

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    Did Ranil Wickramasinghe say once in Parliament that the main suspect was Sarath Fonseka? Can someone shed light on this please.

    Soma

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      somaasss

      “Did Ranil Wickramasinghe say once in Parliament that the main suspect was Sarath Fonseka? Can someone shed light on this please.”

      Did you say it was Sambandan who was on pillion shot Lasantha? Or was it Vigneshwaran?

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        NV
        It was neither sambandan nor vigneswaran. IT was Prabaharan.
        Got it!!!!!!!!

  • 10
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    Murder to cover up a murder

    Goodness gracious me!

    Shall we expect another one to cover up that one and continue the process until the whole population is murdered except the murderer.

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    It is very obvious as to who got Lasantha killed. More murdesr are being committed to cover up this murder. It must be noted that Lasantha anticipated him being killed and published his own obituary in his last issue of the paper.

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      BB “More murders are being committed to cover up this murder.” So it follows
      what is the guarantee that Udadalama, just out on bail, will not meet with an
      `accident` shortly – and who will ever inquire as long as MS holds the fort
      with his “speaking from my conscience lark?

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    It is very obvious as to who got Lasantha killed. More murders are being committed to cover up this murder. It must be noted that Lasantha anticipated him being killed and published his own obituary in his last issue of the paper.

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    Lasantha killed for exposing helping Hambantota theft and corrupt MIG aircraft deal?
    Amateurish attempts at cover up ? Uneducated Rajapaksas?

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      No there will be a myth in the country soon future that LW himself shoot at him .. this we have to believe the very same manner Mahawanse did the job for the last few decades about the orgin of sinhalaya – are made out of a lion- being matted with a human ( though a world wonder even for Boston biochemists). But latter is being believed proudly by various walks of people among lanken sinahala community – even today to the same degree. Even they have been taught the way in the kindergarten how the sinahlayas have become to name after sinahalya (Lion s ).

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    The history of cover ups of crimes is an indication of how our systems and institutions are corrupted and politicised. This continues even now without any barriers. Even last week the murder of two university students in the North is a cover up. All thece cover ups are in the name of Lord Buddha.

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    My 3 all of a sudden seems to have become All mighty.Beginning of the end!

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    Elsewhere on CT,it is reported that the Army Intelligence officer involved in the Lasantha Murder,has been released on Bail,apparently under pressure from Aiyo Sirisena!

    The Million dollar question now is who is pressurising Aiyo Sirisena?

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    How dare anyone can even insinuate that Gota is responsible for Lasantha’s murder?

    Gota is one of the very few true Buddhists still let in SL. If you don’t believe, ask KP. When KP was brought to SL and taken to meet Gota, the first thing he saw was a statue of Buddha in Gota’s house and KP then knew no harm would befall him! And true to form he is still around. Isn’t he?

    Gota is the truest Buddhist that Lanka has ever produced; Buddha’s teachings oozing out of every pore in his body.

    I say, Gota for president.

    He is the prophet, the messiah, the saviour …… all these years we’ve all been waiting for. The true leader that is going to deliver us to the promised land.

    Hail to the future king!

    Zorro, buddy, bring the White-van around; might as well get it over and done with. Can’t wait til 2020; the suspense is killing.

    What would Sri Lanka be if not Sri Lanka?

    Only in the sunny isle of paradise. No? Yes? Yes, No?

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      Fantastic!!!
      WE need it. Made my day. Thank you very much.

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      Zorro, buddy, bring the White-van around; might as well get it over and done with. Can’t wait til 2020; the suspense is killing.””

      Lankawe, Crony Capitalism
      When labouring to be concise, you become obscure.

      What he thinks, he becomes.

      Sell the debt ridden island and `free yourself` of skinheads, gays, fascist, forces, politicians, judges & jury. No special group of families gets power or rich but the buyer promises to provide a quality of life equal to the west or closest to every citizen within 5 years. and continues to do so. It is democracy without the bullet or ballot.The majority cant govern own leave aside the minorities. Sell the shit house and stay The multinationals like VOC gave you life they could do it again so you are better off than selling your women for everything that says $$.
      No more piyak, piyak in the chicken pen.

      It would function as a cooperation – Conscious Capitalism for 21 million.

      OR
      Wiggle like a big fat snake- මැර කල්ලි, Hingannage Thuwale

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    Hi Mr. Kalana
    Why people like you make a big fuss about these two Eknaligoda and Lasnatha. Aren’t others gone missing while in custody human beings. Read Batalanda Commission. White Van started during Mr. JR’s time and peeked during Mr. Premadasa’s time and continued. My son is one of the victims.

    It is sad in our country there are people who take the law into their hands to win browny points from the people in power by trying to implicate opposition.

    There should be a law to prevent people accusing anyone for anything unless there are enough evidences to prove the crimes beyond any reasonable doubts. I am still waiting until government finds out the 18 Billion Dollars our Foreign Minister said that Mr. Rajapaksa had in foreign banks. I never thought our Foreign Minister had no brains to understand how big is 18 Billion Dollars which put Mr. Rajapaksa one of the richest men in the world. At the rate of 10% commission to earn that money Sri Lanka needed to do 1800 billion projects for Mr. Rajapaksa to earn that money.

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      Fantastic!!!
      WE need it. Made my day. Thank you very much.THanks again and again. Yes yes yes.

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      Freeda
      Looks like two years is tooooooooooo long to wait for a penetration.
      Wait mam the time will come for you to have your pleasures back.
      Be patient dear. Or are you worried you may be too old to enjoy it. Thats a possibility but one has to take her chance. Alternatively look around there are plenty of fish in the sea. Visit some of the night clubs, all of them are not vandalised by Srisena’s son and his gang.

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    Sunday Leader was a newspaper funded & started by the UNP in Ward Place. So one can work out who were the Masters of Lasantha. With irresponsible journalist we would still be at war. Did Richard De Soysa not come from a good background and a good school? Alive was he a threat to the country? Didn’t the then Govt get rid of him.
    In many an occasion without our knowledge we sleep with the enemy.
    Today the Sunday Leader is purchased by Ravi K and Lasantha’s brother is appointed the Consul in Australia. Does one not smell a rat?

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    Kalaana,
    Thank you so much for tabulating the train of events that followed the brutal murder of Lasantha.
    The way the murder itself was committed with a sheep gun speaks volumes of the nature of the murderer. He simply wanted the victim to suffer a grossly painful death. Such people will go to any length to cover up the murder even if it means killing many more innocents to blank the trail! Of course the people who commit these killings for them are well rewarded materially and hence will lie anywhere to protect the master.
    Shame that Sirisena too has now become a part of this clan by clamouring to protect them..
    Our country is now run by Sicilian families of Mafia make who masquerade as politicians.

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    Over to you Mr. President Maithripala Sirisena, what are you going to do now that the cat is out of the bag! Another public speech?

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    Mr. President……….. Kalana Edirisooriya knows it all.
    replace the Director of the CID with Kalana.

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    I would take a different approach starting from the photo which is depicted here.In the far corner is Lasantha who became bete noire MR after he wrote an article criticle about then royal family.According to Uvindu Kurkulasuriya a Journalist who is living in exile in USA It was MR himself threatened him with death calling to Lasantha mobile phone.Next to MR is present Minister of Justice Hon. Wijedadasa who himself was a victim of MR thuggery.No sooner Hon. Wijedasa changed side sit on opposition side of Parliament his residence was fired upon trembling in fear I can remember how he spoke to media.MR didn’t stop from that he asked one of his lackeys to write article defamatory of Hon.Wijedasa in Silumina Lake House newspaper but Hon. Wijedasa successfully sued against Lake House & won compensation from courts.So according to picture even in good times Lasantha & Hon.Wijedasa poses photo according to threat levels unwillingly from MR.But sadly after Yahapalanaya government came to power Hon. Wijedasa said in Parliament as long as he is justice minister he will not allow Gotabaya to be arrested.I assume Justice Minister is suffering from “Stockholm Syndrome” or billions money changed his stance.
    I have been avid reader of Lasantha articles I dont think SF had any problem with Lasantha even after SF was imprison-ed MR regime coudn’t find iota of evidence against SF to throw him to Jail other than cooked up charges high corp case involving SF son- in- law.
    So after leaving up 2 persons from this case suspicion centered upon GR whom Lasantha started accusing in Mig scandal.At the initial stages this issue was raised by Iqbal Athas of Sunday Times news paper.Later Lasantha make it issue of MIG deal in Sunday Leader prominently.It appears Lasantha had supporting document to prove MIG deal was corrupt one ,being brilliant Lawyer & Investigative journalist he wanted carry on.I believe he also overestimated his connection to MR & Opposition will spare him from getting harmed by country’s 2nd most powerful person de facto Defense Minister who was in the middle of contraversy.
    Sadly by that time usually soft spoken bespectacled Gajaba Veteran had become uncontrollable by his own elder brother Powerful Executive President whom is a chicken hearted person .The person who supplied Lasantha documents of MIG must have been well connected person since strength of this documents well enough to take head on GR with media in order clip his power.These MIGs which was bought from Ukraine was worn out & was later overhauled by company called Ukrainemash .In normal purchasing of (weapons)fighter Aircraft usually it is Government to Government deal but in this case it goes through ghost company called Bellamissa Holdings a ghost company with according to INTERPOL with bogus address in London.Even the mode of payment is not irrevocable L/C but here payments have gone to London to Singapore Ukraineaccording to what I gather.According to European Intelligent sources former Ukrainian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mr.Udaayanga had played major role in this deal.Ukrainian Government had lodge a officil complain with GOSL Mr.Udayanga is illegal Arms dealer later the inquiry was shelved.May be as they say huge amount of money involved in this.
    Getting in to his assassination their is crystal clear involvement of Sri Lanka Army Elite Military Intelligence Co. which did yeoman service during latter part Elam war.It was very sad & pathetic these elite men instead of letting to guard motherland was used as Cats paw to get former Royal Family personnel scores settled by making them contract killers.
    Worst of is this this government came to power promising justice will be done to mainly Lasantha,Eekneligoda & Thajudeen.Sadly it had become a distant dream since investigations are going stray.But finally I end this by saying words former Kurunagala High Courts Judge when late General Janaka Perera who was accused of kidnapping JVP youths during 87-89 J court case”Yesterday you were War hero but today you are accused of abducting youths——–” how ironic life is.But surely in Lasantha case it is not killing in the name of National Security he was killed it was corrupt multi million rupee case.Sometimes the killers may escape long arm of law but as Chinese saying says Lasantha soul will haunt killers every night until the natural justice will done to them.Lets wait & see !

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    Mr.K.Edirisooriya, you have told the truth which most of us already know. But there are lot of MR bootlickers around. It is very very sad to see lots of innocents being murdered to cover up the real killers. The military Intelligence members in the M.R. are still carrying on and on!

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    What we could examine in the cases like these are the persons of which level are protecting the people who are responsible for severe crimes and are living in which level. One thing it is pathetic and similarly these actions open doors to such people to up the hierarchy with ease saying we are clean.Poor people’s lives would be in a mess. This is only one such case.

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