18 September, 2018

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Namal Rajapaksa Arrested

UPFA Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa was arrested today by the FCID, over his alleged involvement in a financial misappropriation case of Rs. 70 million.

Namal Rajapaksa

Namal Rajapaksa

Namal, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was arrested when he arrived at the FCID to give a statement on the case.

Just hours before his arrest, Namal in a tweet said that it was the Government Ministers who decided who to arrest and when to arrest them. He tweeted this on Sunday in a response to another tweet where it quoted Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake saying that Namal will be arrested tomorrow (Monday).

“Good governance at its best: Government Ministers decide who to arrest. We’ll not stop our struggle for a people’s government,” Namal said in his Tweet.

He is scheduled to be produced before courts later today.

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  • 21
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    Excellent. Namal down.

    Ravi K watch out.

    Cheers!

    • 23
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      Excellent, overdue.
      His cesspit has gone beyond all bearing all these weeks alone. As if they have not done anything harm, they started to behave.

      Where on the earth a firstfamily of a country called for CID investigations this much – frequency has become record high sofar. There these men, sons like father and their uncles- will sure go to lanken records.

      Hope the investigators find mcuhto keep the bugger cesspit – no second to that of fathers.. few years of jailing

      • 20
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        We will get to see his mother bringing usual Punnaku to him tomororw.

        How can mothers in general bear all these.

        One hand, mother was too said to have run illegal GOLD business ( might be the gold taken from tamil srilankens) Those gold to have been confistcated could give billions worth sums by now. What happened to them ?

        I have no doubt, Rajakashes ran all the festivities with Drug monies and monies gotten from those gold or other diverse illegal businesses.

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          The gold stolen was sent to Japan and now trying to get it back through ‘Japan Saman’, X-Navy man Karannagoga and a few others.
          The money looted from the tax payers and foreign aids are stuck in Dubai, Seyshells and other off shore accounts.

          • 9
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            Whenever you know more about – we need to report. If that was in Europe, I could work on that.

            Repeating Ape hamuduruwo every second in his so called speeches, Rajakshe has excercised all kind of various activities to paint the picture other way around. BUt his behavours …have proved.. he has abused it being day light Migel and at night Daniel.

            Solche Hamudurwos too, hidden behind those sanga constumes, .. nodd their heads with a frequency of a fly move. They should atleast have some sort of repay for DANBATH…being offered to them. Gone were the days, the monks worked for the betterment of the people. Today, every corner, each time travelling to lanka I see them moving with handphones being connect to their ears, even some have been flirting with their mistresses – this is the culture turned to this date.

            I am buddhist, but I am afraid, real monks I have not met up yet in the recent years. They wear their costumes as school teachers wear their sarrees. But the latter are lay people and the former do nothing contributing to the nation – not least done even seem protecting the image of lanken buddhism. This is the culture we are known to us this date.

          • 5
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            how the man was welcomed lately in japan, as if a soccer star went to the ground – not even Portuguese got that welcome yeserday, is this a fake ?

            were those japanese on drugs ?
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtco9zXkMYA

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          Seelawathie Akke,

          “We will get to see his mother bringing usual Punnaku to him tomororw”

          Let her get more Punnaku as Deshapreme Musammil also there.

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          Mother from her appearence could fate the ballon effect the way she became. Only Ms Premadasa did so. Today s wives of the rulers dont even want to take pictures with their husbands. They have been so modest wives. Prof Wickramsinghe and Ms Sirisena are normal women for the public. That makes it very different with those of Rajakashes and Late Premadasa.

          Today, I see Ms Rajakashe just with a pony tail and sarree – visiting their her offsprings in their second native place – which is the HIRAGEDARA – Prison.

          Noany other offsprings made their parents prouds as has been Yoshita and Namal. Had they been taught well – nothing would have gone wrong with their youuth.
          Now like it is the case with Hansard records, lanken history is written the way these men have been arrested. Not evn a colombo street dweller will have such records though raised without their parents.

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        Sam Fernando

        There are good things in this Sam.

        1.This proves to the world that our Police officers got balls take first Son of Prime Minister in Maya Cabinet also in to custody. That Son also non other than Foreign Minister in Maya Cabinet appointed by Dull Ass Allahapperuma.

        2. This also proves to the world that there is no interference from the Politicians for Police matters.

        3. Even Prince Hussain will change his mind about Hybrid Judiciary system as our Judiciary is more Independent by remanding Minister of Law and Order (Udaya Gommanpilila) and now Foreign Miniter (Namal Rajapaksha) in Maya Cabinet.

        I hope elder son of Namal Rajapaksha (Wimal Weerawansa) Minister of Housing and Engineering Construction in Maya Cabinet also accompany his brother quickly.

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          Yes Lapatiyo,

          wait and see.

          May be that is the reason why the rulers let them arrest and leave them on bailing out… to get counted that we the current regime held investigations… but is this not deceiving ourselves ?

          If we really want to go for progress of this nation, why not we take action against thieves, robbers, abductors, embezzelers, chain robbers, fraudsters of all varied kinds ?

          This country will never be able to see achieving better status.. though the lip services of politciians overestimate all these.

      • 3
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        Yes, Sam, this Gonpatiya cant control his mouth.

        Son like father.

        He adds almost comments as if he is very clean. Not yet the gut to ask apology from people whose were then not rspected while making all kind of exaggeratingly loud exposre. Even Mahanayakes were neglected though they are forced to nodd their heads to him and his family even today.

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      Ben Hurling

      “Excellent. Namal down.”

      Namal tweeted

      “Good governance at its best: Government Ministers decide who to arrest. We’ll not stop our struggle for a people’s government,” Namal said in his Tweet.”

      Namal’s arrest reminded me of Gandhi’s arrest in Bombay. Don’t ask me why. Perhaps Namal is following in the footsteps of the Half Naked Fakir.

      Read what I had read a few years ago.

      Gandhi arrested

      Eleventh-hour telegram | President of Congress also sent to prison

      Monday 4 January 1932
      guardian.co.uk

      Mr. Gandhi was arrested in Bombay early this morning, along with the President of Congress. He had planned to make a train journey, and the police proposed to arrest him at a quiet wayside station some distance from Bombay, but Mr. Gandhi suddenly altered his arrangements, and the police plans were consequently upset, causing them to arrest him in Bombay. On Saturday the Viceroy had returned to Delhi, consulted his Ministers, and replied to Mr. Gandhi’s last statement in a message which confirms all he said before. The Viceroy stated that the Government will take all necessary measures. Mr. Gandhi describes the reply as “error on error” and says that the Viceroy has closed the door on his hopes of peace. On Saturday Mr. Lansbury cabled to the Viceroy urging him to meet Gandhi to discuss the ordinances.
      Scenes at Gandhi’s arrest

      Bombay, Monday morning

      Gandhi was arrested at three o’clock this morning at his Bombay residence, Manibhuwan, the police having arrived only a few moments previously. The actual arrest was carried out by the Police Commission, Mr. Wilson, who was accompanied by the deputy Commissioner, Khan Bahadur Pettigara, and four other officers.

      As soon as the police was sighted there was a flutter, and everybody tried to secure access to Gandhi’s tent, but they were promptly prevented. Gandhi was immediately awakened, and as he was observing his usual silence when he saw the Police Commissioner he simply smiled at him. The Police Commissioner immediately handed over the warrant for his arrest to Gandhi, who, after quickly reading it through, handed it back again.

      The warrant for Gandhi’s arrest merely says that he is being arrested “for good and sufficient reasons.” Then followed some very touching scenes of farewell in which all the members of Gandhi’s ashram participated. The Commissioner allowed Mr. Gandhi half an hour in which to exchange parting greetings with his followers. Quick telephone calls were put through to as many places as possible to warn Congressmen who proposed to visit Manibhuwan to confer with their leader before his arrest.

      Except for the party of six police officials there were no other policemen at Manibhuwan at the time of the arrest, but immediately after the arrest had been effected batches of policemen armed with lathis sprang up at all important crossroads with a view to preventing all demonstrations or untoward incidents. most of the women of Gandhi’s party wept bitterly as he left, whilst his wife, also in tears, begged the Police Commissioner to take her away with her husband. Gandhi himself, however, appeared to be in the best of spirits, his face being wreathed in smiles. A doctor is accompanying Gandhi to Yerwada Gaol.

      https://www.theguardian.com/
      century/1930-1939/Story/

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      Namal Rajapaksa

      “Just hours before his arrest, Namal in a tweet said that it was the Government Ministers who decided who to arrest and when to arrest them. He tweeted this on Sunday in a response to another tweet where it quoted Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake saying that Namal will be arrested tomorrow (Monday).”

      Just like your Daddy and Uncle. They decided when to kill, for example Lasantha Wickramatunga and Thagudeen.

      Did you cheat in the Law Exam? Yes or No?

      What about your Ph.D. at Kelaniya University? Do we need to call you a Dr.?

    • 3
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      How can a president see him back in MIRROR if he has produced the kind of sons ?

      Gone were the days that good president nurtured their children to be exemplary.

      Thse Rajakashes sons have been taught to go above the laws by their father.

      At the time, Mahanayake theros requested not to hold those Car races with high decibel of sound exposure – in dalada maligaya premises, no matter, who said or requested, but the moronic sons of the president went fo rthat. Pappa was overwelmed by the sound while the at least 40% of the nation were helpless being unable to see it repeating. That is how they repsected people s thoughts – but we see very same people to behave so strange today – giving further support ot him… which is contradictory but the nature of lanken society being contorlled by tree climbers and street mongers of the kind of Wimal Buruwasse, and money grabbers such as Udaya Gonthadipila- all in all, not havingproper laws, this country has still been in a mess.

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        Seelawathie Jayasinghe

        “How can a president see him back in MIRROR if he has produced the kind of sons ? “

        ” Gone were the days that good president nurtured their children to be exemplary. “

        At least good news for the Parents: He was not a suicide bomber.

        Bad news for the Parents: He was involved in Financial Frauds. and perhaps in some killings like his uncle, Gota.

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      All GRASS eaters, I really dont think all these men can stay witout proper convictions life long. They tthemselves should have felt long ago – for whatthey have done should long have been arrested

      Each of them knows this.

      Yesterday Gurunanse was questioned about ” ai me Rajakaakshelata karadara koranne – why is the harrasment only on Rajano ? ” He could instead question let alone dont you think sir thatthe way you let your sons behave that way was not right?.. Never were these 2 cts worth journos that blunt.. for some reasons, …. they may be away from questioning him directly.
      In Germany Bundeskanzelerin is questioned without any reserves..
      In Uk PM is questioned wihtout any reserves..

      In USA OBama IS QUESTIONED without any reservation.. why not our journos raise questions regarding those arrests and the reasons directly from Gurunnase.. he is the one who is to be accoutable for all the mess who else ?

  • 9
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    ….. and he was granted bail . Anyhow ,the amount in question is small change .

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    What “struggle” can we expect from you MURDERER’s who have blood on your hands in the homicide of late Mr. Thajudeen. The second biggest crime that MP Namal has perpetrated is being an accomplice to several money laundering schemes, and then ordering the cover-up and destruction of evidence by their goons. If this brat has “misapproprited 70 million” as claimed, then the correct thing to do is to set bail for him for that amount or confiscate his assets as collateral for that misappropriated amount than placing them on bail and making a mockery of our judicial system. These alleged criminals, fraudsters and murderers should never be placed on bail for paltry sums of money and sureties. A better suggestion would be to imprison these brats without parole and use their services to catch other criminals with their labour and help by plea bargaining. After all, why the hell should the tax payers foot the bill to feed these criminal’s luxury life styles in VIP prisons. Let the sweat behind bars too for the betterment of the country by helping to net those criminals on the run like Gotabaya.

  • 8
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    Tomorrow’s news ……… Namal released on bail !!!

    • 6
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      or Namal baby- was visited by his family.

      Or Namals one another Miththaniya to have been born on a test tube has the sums -since they had been rich people… anyways, all these buggers have become laughing figures to entire world.

      One known to me asked why people of srilanka ever allowed Rajaakshe to become the president of the country. He went on saying Bandaranayakes or Senanayakes and the like were exemplary. There I had to shut my both ends SINCE I myself did know why the people even today support them.

    • 5
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      …..or….. he is admitted at the prison hospital

  • 3
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    Wish you all the nest.

    Enjoys the prison and army hospitals. See if you can get a bed next to DIG Anura. Air hostess is gone(Even the Sri Lankan Airline -but that is another subject). Father might have given employment for good nurses there. (poor nurses looking or driven by genuine employment needs are in Middle East, a hostile place for foreign workers.)

    These hospitals are put together in south for need of people like you, replacing the hotels run by army in the North. Have fun!

  • 3
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    There are two ways to look at it.

    One: Some shouted impatiently that they were not thrown in jail. That would have been dictatorial and so Rajapaksian. They let legal counsel work on it; build cases and follow proper legal procedures before arresting someone. That will be the civilized western way to do it. If that were the case, kudos to the Government of Sri Lanka for not engaging in witchhunts but allowing a semi independence justice system to investigate and apprehend corrupt people. This is the proper way to file corruption charges against people.

    Two: Another Yahapalana political witch hunt because they have not delivered a single promise to the nation on economic development and the july 15th Hartal is looking; the My3-RW government is panicking and wants to distract people or draw their attention to a key campaign promise to punish crooks..

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    Namal Rajapaksa Arrested

    Its a customary practice for judiciary to arrest and let go or release on bail.
    Hence this is an another episode of the procedure.
    Keep going on Wana Palanaya, this the way culprits get treated. Arrest-Released (Bailed out)-Arrest-Released.

  • 6
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    “Good governance at its best: Government Ministers decide who to arrest” True, but still it can not match the comfort of uncle unitarily deciding and sending his White Van limousine Service to fetch people! That was the best in the Wildlife Sanctuary SinhaLE’s history.

  • 4
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    Is the idea to make political martyrs of the calibre of such rogues and criminals? Bensen

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    The arrest is just symbolic, he will be released on bail in no time. The present government and all previous governments lead by SLFP and UNP from 1953, have made sure that, whenever corrupt politicians are caught in any kind of criminal activity, the state is in a handicapped situation in the court of law. Therefore, this is nothing but a media show and publicity stunt for everyone involved.

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    “Good governance at its best: Government Ministers decide who to arrest. We’ll not stop our struggle for a people’s government,” Namal said in his Tweet.

    Let’s just hope he was not referring to ‘Rajapaksa people’…..
    :)

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      Brother Muhammed,

      RK had always been telling that one another will be taken to custody.. that is no means his issue.. they the buggers .. having taken the sums of people, have lot to say by this date. That is únfair… Namal should long have been enjoying his night car raes being in a jail:

      Father made wonders to them.
      Mother was above the Elisabeth 2. Never they buggers thought, very same people would crushe their power that way.

      8th Jan 2015 was a day for all that respected all the high human values.

      Today, people have been given the chance to criticise all, that is but taken as a ridicule.. since it is like greek to them.

      A nation with all majorities being that corruption friendly, how can they differenziate. ?

    • 4
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      … and the worst feeling is, when one has all the money in the world and yet, not being able to spend it

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        That says their brains.

        Father also did that. He would not even see to have done things wrong in terms of Srilanken bankrupsy, now we will have no flights from Frankfurt to Colombo as had been over the decades. Thanks go to Meeharaka for all his good work. It is counted that none of the lanken aircraft belong to lanken airlines when considering the heavy loads of multi billion debts.

        Yoshita and Namal are upto the same.

        This is no means exemplary for lanken youth.

        Lankawata giya kala

        I think the days of Mrs B was the days we had rule of law to the letter.

  • 9
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    the sun is finally shining on Sri Lanka. Please keep him in prison as long as you can

  • 4
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    Namal Rajapaksa Arrested

    Headlnes for tomorrows news papers

    UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa was admitted to Colombo General Hospital a short while ago. Immediate family members only allowed to visit.

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      Govinda

      “UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa was admitted to Colombo General Hospital a short while ago. Immediate family members only allowed to visit.”
      You missed out his “flying angels” with their off-spring !

  • 6
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    The jarapaksas have plenty of money to throw about. All the leading lawyers are making merry with the Jarapaksa loot. Now all the crooked lawyers will meet somewhere tonight and plan out whom to bribe,how to cook up fairy tale stories to get bail. Our Justice system is highly corrupted and its time for International Judges to take over our Justice System. Wijedasa Jarapaksa must be panting!!!

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      Mudson;

      you have said;

      “Our Justice system is highly corrupted”

      Agree with you, but when Foreign Judges leave, we are back to square-one. Lack of foreign judges is not the problem. The system, structures, policies and rule of the law procedures since 1953 are the elements of the real problem. Your idea remind me of inviting IPKF to solve LTTE terrorism. You know very well what happened to IPKF. So we don’t need foreign judges to solve the problem, when the problem is our political leadership.

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    What took you’ll so long

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    The Corruption is political base on capitalist democracy, that apply too UNP, SLFP, JVP and MC; as well as politically of money base ideology since 1977 by leadership of “an open economy” by JRJ-UNP politics has dramatically change new road map of young democracy shifted into corrupted path of Parliamentary politics of parties ideology .

    Needleless to say that is/was NOT suited to TNA, why they are for “Tamil” Capitalism non existence in any part of world.

    Well I agreed that Namla R… is on corruption charges being to arrest. if any?
    That has to separated form politically motivated acts by ruling regime.

    But not that political motivated acts by Judiciary pushed by UNP and Govt. oriented FCID?
    That leads to encourage Police power of state has nothing to do with “Rule of Law” of UNP’s democracy been newly invented by that to be ensure “Good Governances by visionless” leader of Ranil W…

    The detain or arrest a person in the democracy world is leads to violated his or her liberty and undermined personal values accepts by human rights of persons of democracy. Any regime could not violated that principle valued and key moral of democracy!

    The Respect UNO Rights of personal freedom of democracy that man has live in free of state of discrimination by ruling regime.
    This should apply to Narmal R….what ever the his position he is holding currently in society.

    This political position has to change by ruling regime, you should NOT taken democracy is such lightly having power in hand of state of UNP-Ranil W… MS and CBK!
    Do not set new example as previous regimes did arbitrary arrest ,with or without support of Judiciary. The bad experiment of arrest of by democracy society will leads chaos and undermined Rights of personal freedom human being.

    I strongly opposed arrest Narmal R.. by ill intention of politically motivated acts are that he is holding different views of capitalism been detain by order of courts. Courts of law must be more caution of their act of judgments or verdicts of area of freedom of persons living.
    Learn lessons of democracy not by books or law reports but by development of freedom and necessity for the progress of New valued democracy in Sri Lankan society.

    By and large the political motivated acts of decaling Western democracy are nexuses with Neo-colonial politics of UNP- Road Map back by MS and CBK of old line of colonial thinking schools of thoughts.

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    Where that shadow dog now?

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    Where is the loot?
    Country needs the loot to settle the bills

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    Yahapalanaya Govt. allowed these criminals, portraying as patriots, to carry on for a long time without dealing with them much earlier than now. The Govt. seem to be acting only now as it seems that the people are getting frustrated with the Govt. because their failure to deal with these culprits.

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      All three Appachchi’s sons are spoiled by MR’s corrupt rule.Do not blame the small brats for father’s corrupt rule.Release Namal and send Appachchi to life in Prison for his corrupt family rule. All three are uneducated and one passed the Law examination by cheating the system.

  • 0
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    “We’ll not stop our struggle for a people’s government,” Namal said in his Tweet.”

    Yes, a people’s government run by an utterly corrupt dangerous Mafiosi family.

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