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New Gaffes As Ali Sabry And Co Scramble To Do Damage Control On Gota’s Citizenship Issues

Lawyers for Gotabaya Rajapaksa are desperately scrambling to put doubts about his US citizenship to rest and making things exceedingly worse for the SLPP candidate who thought this chapter of his presidential bid was far behind him by early October.

At a press conference on Sunday Ali Sabry PC who is the head of Rajapaksa’s legal team said that the SLPP candidate did not need to show his documentation to the public, but that his renunciation documentation had been handed over to the Elections Commission.

However on Monday, Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said the Commission was never provided copies with Rajapaksa’s nomination papers.

In his rush to counter a statement by Deshapriya, Ali Sabry posted an affidavit purportedly provided by Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the Elections Commission on his official Facebook page setting out his citizenship status.

The image Sabry posted featured only the signature of the Justice of the Peace who had signed the affidavit – a G.K.A.P.K Kularatne from Maharagama. In the first document filed by Ali Sabry PC, the cage for the signature of the person declaring the affidavit was empty.

Realising his error few minutes later, Gotabaya’s lawyer deleted the first image and uploaded a second.

The second contained the exact same signature of Attorney Kularatne, with the signature crossing his seal in the same precise way, except the second image included Rajapaksa’s signature and a Rs 50 stamp.

The President’s Counsel who has lately performed the role of attack dog for the SLPP candidate and his main canvasser of Muslim votes, has created more documentation problems for his boss, with social media already explosively discussing Rajapaksa’s citizenship status and allegedly fraudulent documentation being released by Sabry and other lawyers trying to defend the position.

Sabry’s first image makes it clear that the JP had signed the affidavit before the affirmant. An affidavit is not valid unless the affirmant has signed the affidavit in the presence of the JP. In this case, as with all documentation matters pertaining to the former Defence Secretary, the signature of the JP has been placed on the affidavit prior to Rajapaksa having signed the declaration.

This would make the affidavit null and void, lawyers explained. Furthermore, Sabry’s revelations with the two documents posted online could amount to a serious breach of the law by the unwitting attorney who placed his signature on the document before Rajapaksa signed it. Legal experts said that certifying an affidavit before an affirmant has signed it is not only bad in law, but also ex facie fraudulent.

The latest gaffe comes amid a furore over Rajapaksa’s allegedly cancelled US passport, which is being widely questioned for authenticity online.(By TB Bambaradeniya )

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  • 75
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    This guy should be thankful that he is not in USA otherwise like Trump’s Ex-personal lawyer Michael Cohen he too will end-up behind bars and also lose the licence to practice.

    • 60
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      Not only this, Gota has been a habitual liar and shamelessly trying to manipulate every thing to his advantage.Be it official documents or the legal system they are game for Gota. He is untrustworthy and medically unfit to lead this country to glory. As for Sabry, lawyers are cheats and liars just do these dirty things for money. Please save this country ….. Don’t vote Gota..

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        N.Bandara

        Why has his citizenship become an issue now than before especially between 2005 and 2015 when he was committing pogrom against certain section of innocent people and ordinary citizen of this island while holding most powerful and sensitive government job?
        -.
        Why did Mahinda hire an American to kill our innocent people while we had plenty of our home grown/trained murderers of our own?

        • 2
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          Hi Native,
          I have no answer to your question as it answers itself. If I may add one more line please, consider the situation that SLPP was created to protect one family and one only. None of the others in SLPP will ever get a chance to go pass the ” yes Sir” ministerial jobs to even become a prime minister. You have the freedom to become a proud citizen or a slave of GOTA. Please think again this Saturday. Thank you.

        • 1
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          You are answerable to this question as much as we are. Stop dwelling in the past lapses and try to correct the present.

        • 3
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          N.Bandara,
          A non-citizen running “white vans and kidnap squads” in any country, is unheard of – let alone, directing a war issuing orders to army generals, is unheard of.

    • 45
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      CT,

      Ali Sabry aka Vichy Quisling Ali Sabry, is spinning more and more lies and more and more fake documents, so that Para-Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, can become the crook president of Sri Lanka,

      It is amazing that the Elections Commissioner did not ask for and the official documents from the US State Dept and theInternal Revenur Service of the USA.

      Is the elections commissioner a mole of the Rajapaksa Mafia?

      Even though the mean IQ of the populace is 79, and many lack common sense, still need the truth about the candidate they are voting for.

      A Land like no other.

      • 2
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        Mr. Amarasiri,
        \
        Funny logic…….
        /
        Ali Sabry same as Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling
        Elections Commissioner – mole of the Rajapaksa Mafia
        Sri Lankan court system – mole of the Rajapaksa Mafia
        US court system – mole of the Rajapaksa Mafia
        \
        As I said earlier once……
        /
        You all can go to Alpha Centauri and file a case there. And when it gets thrown out you all can cry claiming Whole Universe is Conspiring with Gota……..
        \
        Good luck.

      • 1
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        Amarasiri,
        Watch Derana TV 360 Degrees program on 11 November 2019 where Gotabhaya Rajapakse provided answers to all the questions that NGO and Civil Society guys thriving on $$$$$s and ‘Koti Diaspora’ members are raising.

        • 2
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          Eagle Confused Eye,

          Did Para-Gota provide:

          1. The official documents from the US State Dept ?

          2. The Internal Revenue Service of the USA?

          Para-Gotabaya should have provided answers with the above two official documents.

          Since the mean IQ of the populace is 79, with many imbeciles, Para-Gota gave answers only imbeciles can direst. As far as the USA is concerned, Para-Gota is a US citizen and not an Alien yet.

          • 0
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            My dear Mr. Foolish Amarasiri aka imbecile (mean IQ 12),
            /
            What US states to Indian journalist and shown in Derana is that
            1. Cancelling of US citizenship is handled by the embassy only .
            2. AFTER cancelling they send the documents to US State Dep & IRS.
            3. They stated that these these processing AFTER cancellation may take months….
            I am surprised that you are that much stupid not to understand this.

    • 9
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      What a shock to the village idiots and the Colombiite fools that their matinee hero , so called American turned saviour is a humbug floating in a pool of excreta extraordinarily!!!
      Elections are like stupendous aphrodisiac which can bury a Presidential hopeful alive within seconds . It’s very funny but it’s a fact. Even the strong hopefuls can kiss the dirt within seconds . Karma is a bitch they say. What about the curse of the tortured ,cruel deaths in the hands of this war butcher??
      God is great! Yes God is great. Not sorry for the Butchers of Silly Lanka.

    • 6
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      The shabby legal defense by Al Sabri on behalf of GoRa raises serious doubt on his real motives, I suspect! Ali Sabri is Muslim and he is the head of the defense team of Dr Shafi. He also was caught trying to insert fear in tghe Muslim community of reprisal by SPP. The emerging picture of all these incidents added together lead to the inevitable conclusion that Ali Sabri is working under the feet of GoRa do maximum damage to GoRa’s campaign.

      I’m not a GoRa supporter; as a matter of fact, I’m doing everything in my power to defeat him. However, from a methodological campaign point of view, I think GoRa should have terminated the service of Ali Sabri on the day he got caught approving “ambanaikku” phrase which sent a chilling message into the Muslim community! Ambanaikku message confirmed what Muslims already fear for.

    • 10
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      On the subject of ST:
      Educating bloggers like JD , Eagle eye and others who are laughing their heads off on the above subject women’s Sanitary Towels. Globally periods are causing girls and women out of schools and work places. UNESCO report estimates one in ten girls misses schooling during their monthly cycle. Some drop out from schools due to lack of facilities. Even for women to be independent to go out to work and provide for the family is hindered due to lack or unaffordable STs.
      What do we need in our country ? Certainly confident women even from poor back grounds who needs help with these products be helped.
      If a Politician had identified this age old hidden problem and wants to help is immense. It’s a massive confident booster to these women.
      Think about it , instead of Mud slinging at who ever wanting to help POOR YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN.
      Don’t be frogs for ever YOU people the ignoramus men and women who are out to mud sling. Be kind to poor women.

      • 1
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        Above analysis on Sanitary Towels should put a stop to those screaming maniacs who are off their heads on the subject of ST. Should applaud the politician who had high lighted this hidden phenomena among the poor.

  • 10
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    GOTA has been given Green light by commissioner of Elections . Do not waste time talking about that. Talk about things current have done last 4 and half years (good and bad).

    • 48
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      Charles,

      The elections commissioner is a mole of the Rajapaksa Mafia. He should have asked for the proof.

      The low IQ of 79 has even infected the election commissioner,

      A Land like no other where the imbeciles administer.

      • 4
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        Amarasiri,

        Why you always bring IQ into light whenever you post a comment on CT.
        Just asking because im curious to know it mate :)

        • 0
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          My dear BukiPaala……..
          Answer is simple.
          That is because he doesn’t have anything else to say……..

        • 2
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          BukiPaala,

          “Why you always bring IQ into light whenever you post a comment on CT.
          Just asking because im curious to know it mate :)”

          One factor stupids and imbeciles have in common is low IQ. The measured mean IQ of the Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho is 79. The measured mean IQ of Singapore is 108.

          And intelligence is very important.

          https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/5-habits-of-stupid-people-that-smart-people-don-t-have-a7620941.html

          Our world is populated by all kinds of people with hugely varying levels of intelligence. Almost anyone would consider themselves to be intelligent, of course, and it can be very hard to get an accurate assessment of our own intelligence. After all, our thoughts always tend to sound smart in our own head, don’t they?

          But people who are less smart often have habits that out them as stupid and can also be quite catastrophic in a number of circumstances..

          These are the five most fundamental differences between smart and stupid people.

          1. Stupid people blame others for their own mistakes .

          2. Stupid people always have to be right

          3.. Stupid people react to conflicts with anger and aggression

          4. Stupid people ignore the needs and feelings of other people

          5. Stupid people think they are better than everyone else

          Intelligent people try to motivate and help others. They do this because they are not afraid of being overshadowed. They have a healthy level of confidence and are smart enough to accurately assess their own competence.

          Stupid people on the other hand tend to badmouth others in order to look better themselves. They believe themselves to be above everyone else and are always quick to judge. Prejudice is very much not a sign of intelligence

          • 0
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            Mr. Amarasiri,
            /
            Nice statement. Do you have a mirror at home..??

      • 0
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        My dear Mr Amarasiri,
        /
        Election Commissioner knows what he is doing….
        Election Commission knows what they are doing….
        US ambassadress knows what she is doing….
        SL court system knows what they are doing….
        US court system knows what they are doing….
        \
        And
        /
        If you know more than above all, you will not end up tapping useless and meaningless comments on a web page behalf of a person who couldn’t pass his OLs (Evan though he tried in TWO COUNTRIES)
        \
        And most of all……
        We – Sri Lankan General population – knows what we are doing….

    • 7
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      charles – Dummy, the Commissioner of Elections is Gotler’s ball sucker and I consider that bad. You appear to have escaped from the institution you were admitted!

    • 8
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      charles,
      The current Gvt did a lot to restore the democracy, HR, independence of judiciary, etc which were ruined by the previous MaRa/GoRa regime. That is why we must continue to talk about GoRa; we don’t want him to come back & ruin our democracy again. If you blame the current Gvt for failing to reach a rapid economic recovery, then you must blame the the MaRa/GoRa regime for creating such a mess in the first place.

    • 8
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      Geetha also got the go ahead and later unseated. LOL

    • 10
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      Charles,
      .
      You may be right in feeling that so close to the elections you’ve managed to pull off this fraud.
      .
      However, what has been given us here is yet another rational account of how the system has been abused, and all that you are doing to counter it is talking about green lights.
      .
      If this crook Gota ends up as President next week, it’ll only prove that our citizens have become so cynical about the system as not to look for individuals among thirty-five candidates who are reasonably honest, and are so careless as to imagine that it’s all right to put a “kathire” for one of the two guys who are identified as being the front runners. What would be far more rational would be for voters to award “THIRD PREFERENCE” instead of “kathire” and 1 and 2 for any among the balance 33 whom they deem more honest.

      .
      Among the choices that a voter makes, awarding number ONE is an important and significant decision, but don’t kid yourself about how decisive it will be in determining the final result. At least five million others should have made the same decision. Whether it is 2 or 3 that you mark for the less bad “major candidate” will make little difference in next Saturday’s election.

  • 51
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    When Gotabaya issued fake passport to Kauna Amman to travel UK, he got green light in Srilanka but he was charged and jailed for 9 months in UK. When he returned back he was given green light to become Minister in Gota’s government. This is Srilanka.

    • 8
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      His fake passport was provided by Gota. The name given to Karuna was Kokila Gunawardhana. That is another shameless clan.

  • 5
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    Don’t know what all this fuss about Nandasena’s Green Card?.

    If Nandasena is not Legit , doesn’t Keselwatta Kid become the all UNP President with Dr Ranil as the PM?.

    I know it may take a few weeks to annul..
    But then, that is why Dr Ranil has put in place his Express Yahapalana Supreme Courts !!!!

    • 26
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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “Don’t know what all this fuss about Nandasena’s Green Card?.”

      Actually it is about his b***s carriers such people like you, somass, Helass, Windbag Weerawansa, …. Dayan, …..

      • 1
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        Dear Native,

        Heir to the TNL Empire , the niece of your Saviour Dr Ranil Wickremasinghe says it does matter whether Nandasena is a Citizen of Jupiter.

        She will make sure Nandasena is the Srilankawe’s next President..

        Serious Journalism , Mate…Or is it Patriotism?.

        That Lady surely does not have a to be a B***s carrier for anyone let alone Nandaseana..

        Wonder what happened?.

        I know the Lady must have been born with a Golden Spoon in the mouth.
        And she wouldn’t need any of those generous Liberal UNP KK’s Offerings on the Table to fool our Dalits.

        Could it be the Easter Attacks on the Catholic Church on Dr Ranil’s Watch,
        Or the greatest Bank Robbery,
        Or the MCC.
        O Free EPF financed Penthouses for the Uncle’s close mates,
        Or Kiriella’s Commissions,
        Or Samanla Samare’s great betrayals.
        Or UNP heavy and Dr Ranil’s best mate Dentist Rajitha’s foul mouth which stinks to high heaven..?.
        Or is it a combination of all?…

        Anyway it is the best news I heard since Dr Ranil finally ticked off Keselwatta Kid despite that vehement resistance of the Guardian of the Colombo Elite and the Anglicans , Ravi Galleon Karunananyaka and his UNP CC..

        BTW , have you checked whether Keselwatta Kid’s that disputed LSE certificate is not the one they issue to Students who get debilitating illnesses at the time of Examinations?.
        And the Kid got his OL’s Ok from Dr Ranil’s Old Royal?..

        • 4
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          KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

          “BTW , have you checked whether Keselwatta Kid’s that disputed LSE certificate is not the one they issue to Students who get debilitating illnesses at the time of Examinations?.”

          Please read CT:
          Former Sri Lankan President’s Son Was Given Aegrotat Degree – LSE Admits Today.
          OCTOBER 9, 2013

          Why didn’t you comment under the above story?
          At the time of this CT investigation were you too busy in down under servicing Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe defending him from war crime allegations?

      • 3
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        Native
        People like KA Sumane are damaged goods, can’t believe a single word of what they say.
        Just ignore and move on. You have to pity them. It’s not really their fault they have turned cussed.
        Being antisocial comes with the territory.

    • 2
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      Yes some jokers can’t live without that ??

  • 16
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    I think he will end up in jail when Gota get in.

    • 5
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      You mean if he is still alive?

  • 32
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    Still I am confused how can the certificate of renunciation shown by Ali Sabry, Gotabaya and Namal have is signed at the bottom on April 17th but the real renunciation is on top right reads May 3rd. Which means the certificate was pre-issued. How can US Govt/ Embassy make such an error? Is this a true document?

  • 5
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    latest opinion poll
    GR 47.5 SP 41.5 AKD 7 Other 4
    2 candidate preferred GR 51.5 to SP 48.5
    Margin of error +\- 3.5%
    sample 2500

    • 4
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      Jamis Spooky – “Latest opinion poll” – Get your head examined!

    • 4
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      What misleading BS. May be sampling schemed up by your warped thinking. Only an authoritative source can do such surveys, and the results could always vary if not mentioned, specially when there are so many varied sectors, like millennial, working class, senior citizens, etc., Go get some sleep Speethy.

    • 2
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      Whose Poll ? This is a Boru Pol Pot Pol.

    • 3
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      So taking the margin of error into account

      Sajith – 48.5 + 3.5 =52.00

      Gotabaya – 51.5 – 3.5 = 48.00

      • 2
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        On the contrary according to latest polls as predicted by a reliable source it is going to be hung vote between the two contestants with neither obtaining a 50% majority because the young voters have mainly voted for AKD.

    • 1
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      James speethy,

      “GR 47.5 SP 41.5 AKD 7 Other 4
      2 candidate preferred GR 51.5 to SP 48.5″

      Did the Rajapaksa Mafia consult the Astrologers? They did in 2015. They they still believe?

      Astrology was originally developed by the Babylonians, but many in India and Sri Lanka believe in it.

      https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=sri+lanka+presidential+election+polls&view=detail&mid=6E292FF39DE4FD03E5586E292FF39DE4FD03E558&FORM=VIRE

      Do the Rajapaksas still believe in Astrology?

      Rajapaksha vs Premadasa – Scientific Astrologer Greenstone Lobo Predicts the winner!

      The Astrologer says Sajith Premadasa will win the First round and the second round.

      So, it will likely be

      SP 49.0 GR 40.0 AKD 7 Other 4
      2 candidate preferred SP 59 .0 to GR 41.0

    • 1
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      James speethy,

      Astrology, for whatever it is worth, predicts, Sajith P will win. An Indian Astrologer says the same thing.

      Sajith 49, Gota 40, Others 1

      2nd round Sajith 59 Gota 4

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1LllcZ9jrA

      2020 ජනපති | President 2020 | ජය කාටද? Astrology Predictions 2019 | Sri Lanka – By Soma Kalupahana

      PS. Astrology assumes that the Sun, the moon and the planets goes around the Earth, per the Babylonians. ( Forget, Copernicus and Kepler)

  • 3
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    Couple of points on the renunciation of US citizenship.
    1. The dates on the certificate and approval merely two weeks apart. I believe it takes a lot longer for the approval.
    2. When a passport is cancelled, the cancellation stamp is normally on the biodata page and should say CANCELLED with a signature and stamp.

    • 0
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      Well observed Valentine. The reason that the biodata page has not been “tampered” with is because he would have to use the passport soon after the elections to get back to US. The “Cancel” (instead of the usual “Cancelled”) stamp on the inside pages could have been expertly inserted (to be removed later) or the stamp itself may have been with an ink that could be easily removed without causing any damage to the passport. Besides, there are so many expert “passport manufacturers” in Sri Lanka, the passport Gota has been waving to the media could have itself been a masterpiece of these fraudsters.

  • 8
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    How did Sri Lanka end up going to the dogs like this?

    It didn’t happen overnight, but over several decades.

    Now we have mangy dogs like the Rajapakse clan, Weerawansa, Gammanpila , GL Peiris and the whole bunch of SLPP crooks right down to the Pradeshiya Sabha level acolytes, Athuraliye Rathana, Gnanasara, stupid Mahanayakes, mediamen like Dilith Jayaweera, buffoons like Sirisena and Ranil, rotten sellouts like Sabry, dirty cops, corrupt civil servants and the endless list goes on…

    So…the REAL problem is…All Sri Lankans! The people are absolutely shite…gone cases…can’t be helped for the love of god..

    The donkeys won’t vote for change.. they don’t want to see Anura Kumara Dissanayaka as a serious option…71 years is nowhere close to long enough for these hopeless sods…Which self respecting person can carry on living in this country where at least half the population has a warped mindset and want to drag the country into an unknown abyss of some sort?

    All I can say is fight back against th above mentioned dogs..Don’t let them define or rather destroy your futures..Only other option would be to get out of there and save yourselves…

  • 4
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    Gotler ,for what you did for all the innocent people, karma will chase you. Try to find a bunker with creatures.

    • 3
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      roy – Don’t be cruel. Why don’t we seal GOTLER in a cesspit, after all, he is a pigshit eater by his own admission as former Defence Secretary?

  • 4
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    Why don’t we elect Donald Trump as our President ?

    Looks like in this comic country anybody can be president-

  • 3
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    It has been repeatedly said here that a US citizen will have to take oath to serve in military to be naturalized. It is said a US citizen may not repudiate that duty any time, even after quitting the US.

    Ali Sabry was asked if Old Brother Prince is still a US citizen. He denied. Then reporters asked “But his wife and children are”. He said that is irrelevant.

    In court, until the accused is proven guilty, he is innocent. If he could not be proved guilty, he is innocent beyond doubt. Is that applied to an election candidate too? Not really, but the opposite. Shouldn’t the accused stay out until he is proven he not guilty, beyond doubt. Isn’t it conflict of interest when wife is under oath to serve US military and husband takes the position of commander in chief of the Three Forces in Lankawe? Was that too hard for Ali Sabri to comprehend out of the reporters’ question, so he replied that wife’s US citizenship doesn’t become a concern of the Lankawe president? Is that a reply to the opponent lawyer in the court or in an election campaign stage? Isn’t this guy said in East that the Muslims not voting for him would make them get punished by him, if he wins.

  • 1
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    If this presidential candidate is elected and his suitability for that office is questionable anyone may go to courts and file a case. At this moment his suitability was accepted by independent election commission including not so independent member of the commission, Professor Hoole. ( For his credibility he was independent in his two books Broken Palmyra and Lost Opportunities, and I admire he for those). let the people give their verdict.
    If anyone think I am pro GR or anyone I would like to say I prefer to make a big cross across whole ballot paper. Unfortunately I loss my ability to vote in my beloved country about twenty five years ago when the father of the son who is asking for ruling the country rule the country.

    • 5
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      Buruwa
      “Broken Palmyra” was not written by the EC Prof.Ratnajeevan Hoole, but by his brother (I think he is) Prof. Rajan Hoole. I dont know the other book.
      Just for the record.

      • 1
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        For the record, Manel Fonseka, Rajan Hoole was a fugitive for 15 years, and so never became a Professor. Rajan was a teacher of Maths, like his mother.
        .
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2bCXoD-NEY
        .
        He did qualify as an Electrical Engineer, but he’s just not interested in technology any more. He’s our most reliable and careful Historian of the Eelam Wars, and a Philosopher of great sophistication, who pretends that he’s a “kochinomi” – a guy worth nothing. No, he won’t know the word. I was given it by his fellow vegan, Sanskrit Professor, Mahinda Palihawadena.
        .
        Let’s congratulate Buruwa on having realised what a great book “Broken Plamyrah” is. He’s been perceptive enough to realise that the joint-author of that seems different from the “Elections Man”, who, in my view, is also a good man. But the brothers have personalities quite distinct from each other.

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    If this presidential candidate is elected and his suitability for that office is questionable anyone may go to courts and file a case. At this moment his suitability was accepted by independent election commission including not so independent member of the commission, Professor Hoole. ( For his credibility he was independent in his two books Broken Palmyra and Lost Opportunities, and I admire he for those). let the people give their verdict.

    If anyone think I am pro GR or anyone, I would like to say I prefer to make a big cross across whole ballot paper. Unfortunately I loss my ability to vote in my beloved country about twenty five years ago when the father of the son who is asking for ruling the country, was the ruler.

    All rulers have three type of administrations or domains : public, private, and secret. With apology to Gabriel García Márquez

    You may judge.

  • 7
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    My first impressions few weeks ago of this Ali Sabre fella was he is a progressive/educated muslim like the caliber of Imitiaz Bakir Markar et al… Alas, he is none other than a Weerawansa or a Gammanpila hiding under the Islam faith.

    This guy had fallen to the very low level in protecting GoRa and arent we surprised?

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      Nadeeka Abeyrathne – Aliya Sabri is also a “gedera yana gaman” man and his fee from young female clients are always in kind!

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      Buruwa
      “Broken Palmyra” was not written by the EC Prof.Ratnajeevan Hoole, but by his brother (I think he is) Prof. Rajan Hoole et al. I dont know the other book.
      Just for the record.

  • 4
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    This is not an issue that will simply go away by explanations and clarifications at ‘press briefings’ It can only be put to bed by the Court system in Sr Lanka. Perhaps, it will be a punishable offense, if it can be proved, NGR knowingly violated the Constitution of Sri Lanka?

    Very few of MR&Co (and associates) are credible and believable. They are out there to deceive, mislead and hoodwink the masses where necessary and at every opportunity. That has been their distinct and unmistakable trait.

  • 3
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    This guy Sabry who has suddenly farted himself into the limelight is arrogant, slimy, smarmy and also developing the very same NGR laugh (or snigger). At the presser (set up only for hiru and derana while all other chairs were taken by GR henchmen to deter other reporters from coming in) he said the docs were shown only to the person that it should be shown to: the EC. But what about the millions who must see them before they cast their vote? The millions who are being wooed to to vote for his “boss”. Don’t they also matter?

    The affidavit with and without the stamp is a total give-away and must be exposed. I wonder what sabry’s explanation will be?

  • 3
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    Hythe Election Commissioner should have looked into this matter as per the constitution a duel citizen is not eligible to run for this and furthermore they must have a very clear vision of the candidate’s past records. The whole world knows how he acted while in office as Defence secretary. The Election Commissioner acts broadly. This is evident by the way he acted when the Colombo GA Kannangara entered Rupavahini premises.
    There is no clear and firm legal system in Sri Lanka to trace and trap political culprits.

  • 3
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    If all the candidates were asked to submit an affidavit and this one did not then on what basis did the NEC accept his nomination. More evidence of unfair bias and preferential/illegal treatment. But this is not the main problem. He has committed a criminal offence under US law by faking a cancel stamp on his US passport. The wording gives the game away. I know this because I have seen the genuine stamp in my own passport put there by the US Consulate. Also the date format is wrong. It is an offence to tamper with a passport.

  • 3
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    Ali Sabri thinks that the public sphere is just like a court where judges consider facts and lie separate and come with their own judgment and not counter the counsel asking why you the counsel keep lying to the court in the name of appearing for the client while the audience is kept muted.

    Ali Sabri, what I want to say is that are you are shameless person and you deserved to be named as head of the legal team for Gota only. Even Juniors who works under you can not expect their labor right such as EPF and ETF too. This is the bitter truth.

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    In a banana republic like Sri lanka it matters not whether Gota is eligible to run for presidency or not. Even if it was proven he cant, he will still have millions of supporters who want him to run illegally. They are like the hardcore trump supporters in america, who dont care what is exposed on trump, they will blindly support him to the end. 95% of the lankan population are criminal minded in nature. They will complain all day about corrupt politicians. But will do the exact same things if they got into political positions themselves. Even in their day to day behaviour most sri lankans dont follow the rules, laws, common courtesy and will happily steal and committ fraud when they can. The country and its people are rotten from the bottom all the way to the top.

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      JohnSiva!
      95% of the Lankan population are criminal minded….!!!
      I hope you dont really believe that. That wd put them probably at the bottom when grading the rest of the world. I think u judge yr fellowmen very unfairly.

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    CT
    How about an article on Dr Senaratne’s latest white van media conference pl.?

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    “Cancelled” is SriLankan spieling. American spelling is “Canceled”. Dates are written “month first, then day, then year”, not day, month, and year, which is the SriLankan style. Ali Sabry is an idiot to bring such fake documents to a press conference.

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    These articles about GR citizenship and obtaining citizenship in Sri Lanka are “bullshit” articles and trying to change the mind of the voter.

    All these articles will have a reverse effect on increasing the GR’s vote base.

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      They increase Gota’s votes, do they, Sunil Dahanayake?
      .
      Is that why his lawyer, Ali Sabry, started producing documents that confuse us.
      .
      You make it sound as though Gota’s enemies produced them.

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    Instead of making fuss about Gotabhaya’s citizenship, people should ask a simple question from Sajith Premadasa:
    ‘Why the hell his Government did not implement the projects that he is proposing and did not give the things that he promises when the treasury has plenty of money as he claims?

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    A family of LIARS. Uncle lied about Tsunami funds before becoming PM. Basil knows only to lie. Now this murderer is Bull Shiting about his citizenship before being elected. Jaliya lied to FBI. Shiranee lied about her where about and call records , in Thaj case

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      chiv

      Antony Peter will be so proud of your in depth analyses specially your expert knowledge of fibbing and Bullshit aka cow-dung very noble ingredient that is served the humans world over.

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    After he wins he will give one of his brother the president.Considering having the majority support.
    how to set and then achieve goals. the facts should be now to unwind doubts.

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    Folks like Ali Sabry and et al are falling over each other in trying to prove that Gota is no longer a US citizen!
    With three days to go for the Presidential election, who will Bell THE CAT?

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    Native
    People like KA Sumane are damaged goods, can’t believe a single word of what they say.
    Just ignore and move on. You have to pity them. It’s not really their fault they have turned cussed.
    Being antisocial comes with the territory.

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    The US has allowed Gota baya to contest because they deem it more beneficial and easier than Ranil. Why would the US make it difficult for themselves ??!!**.
    Some of the above mentioned score high in the anti-Muslim register.
    Like the Tamil descendant Banda was empowered on an anti-Tamil agenda, the Malay descendant Gota is empowered on the ant-Muslim ticket.
    One could expect a similar result !

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