10 December, 2019

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Nishantha Flees Country

CID Inspector of Police Nishantha Silva has fled the country after receiving death threats, Colombo Telegraph can reveal.

Nishantha Silva

Six days into Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidency, security provided to CID Inspector of Police Nishantha Silva was summarily removed, prompting security fears for the top detective handling some of the most high profile cases at the Department.

IP Nishantha Silva who functions as OIC of the Gang Robberies Branch at the CID, oversees some of the CID’s most sensitive investigations, including the assassination of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr and the disappearance and suspected murder of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. IP Silva also handles the explosive navy abductions investigation, which has implicated high ranking navy officers including the current Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijeguneratne and former Navy Commander Wasantha Karannagoda. Silva busted navy personnel who were running an abduction for ransom racket in 2008-2009. 11 Tamil youth were abducted and illegally detained at two navy bases and ultimately killed, Silva’s investigations revealed. Just before the presidential election, the Attorney General decided to request a trial at bar to hear the navy abductions case and indicted several navy officers in connection with the trial, including former Commander Wasantha Karannagoda. One of the main suspects in the abduction case is Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake who is tipped to be President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Navy Commander.

Many of the cases handled by Silva have implicated military intelligence personnel in the grave crimes against journalists and others, making Silva and his former director SSP Abeysekera targets of the security establishment and Sinhala hardline monks.

His involvement in investigations particularly close to home for the former Defence Secretary who was elected president on November 16, has made IP Silva a target of the Rajapaksa regime even previously. During the October 2018 attempted coup, the National Security Council was especially convened for the sole purpose of expediting the transfer of IP Nishantha Silva out of the CID, according to testimony provided by former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, when he appeared before the Parliamentary Select Committee hearings into the Easter Sunday attacks. At the time the IGP was ordered to transfer Silva to Negombo on a service requirement. The transfer was reversed within 24 hours after a massive public outcry against the move and a stern warning from the National Police Commission that they would step in unless Silva was reinstated. The transfer was seen as being politically motivated in order to ensure the investigations Silva was leading would be stalled or sabotaged.

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  • 58
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    So it begins. The terror reign of the Rajapaksa’s. All this within days too.

    Be warned Sri Lanka, this is a sign of things to come.

    • 38
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      CT,

      RE: Nishantha Flees the country

      Do you mean, Nishantha flees the Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhist “ country , the so-called Dhamma Deepaya, Faith Island, inhabited by saffron clad imbecile monks, who are an insult to the Buddha, but Nishantha is still afraid of his life, and flees abroad?

      • 2
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        Yes, the dogs who fucked your mother when you were conceived as the result.

      • 5
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        Nishantha or Kandappa?
        He needs these details when he claims refugee status in Europe?

      • 8
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        Amarasiri

        Nishantha Flees the country, Kamal the single handed war winning smart patriot white vans a member of staff attached to Swiss Embassy. As Gota would demand lets forget the past. I really want the Chinese to forget the past loans.

      • 1
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        Dear Amarasiri, Gota is now the president of the country, dogs may bark but the caravan rolls on …

    • 29
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      Navin,

      It has been barely a week since the “Para American citizen was sworn in as the savior of Para Sinhala Buddhists. ………

      ………… White vans just started popping up in every nook and corner

      ………………This paraya is more dangerous than Prabakaran

      —-Dear friends,

      ……….Find places to hide or leave the country if you love your life !!!

      • 6
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        Maharage,

        Places to hide, if one cannot hide, and love one’s life

        Not many caves left. All taken over by the Para – imbecile monks.

        Would hiding under the saffron Sivura, clothes and attires of Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhist” imbecile monks in this Dhamna Deepaya, Faith Island be safe?

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        CT,

        Places to hide? Not the Swiss Embassy. The Rajapaksa Waffen SS is after many.

        The government today said it was unaware of the incident where an employee of the Switzerland Embassy in Sri Lanka was detained forcefully and threatened.

        The Swiss Foreign Ministry said that an employee of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka has been forcefully detained and threatened.

        When questioned about these reports at the cabinet news briefing today, Minister Bandula Gunawardana said they were unaware of such an incident.

        “We are not aware of such an incident. The Acting IGP will make a statement on this issue,” he said.

    • 16
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      Srilanka s sitaution today is more or less like to rely on a lab assistant the expectation of healing the metastasized patient.
      :
      Meaning the wound of srilanka is beyond understanding. The size of debts are beyond bearing. So, how would BROTHER DUO, once upon a time, just 5 years ago, looted the state as no other leaders done since independence, would settle it ? is the million dollar question.
      Leopards would not lose spots on their skins. Likewise, if anyone woudl dream of a better world, being mastered by ONE time high criminals is so stupid. But most o fthem are our sihalaya.. who are born modayas.

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      CT,

      The Rajapaksa Mafia, the Rajapaksa Waffen SS, abducted a Swiss Embassy employee at Colombo for 2 hours and questioned her as to who gave the Swiss Visas to IP Nishantha and his family. They are looking for targets for disappearances.

      Can you dig more into this and ask the CID, “CID” to investigate?

  • 32
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    I hear current CB head too has resigned and Cabraaaaal may be replacing him soon.

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      Chic,
      He gave his resignation before the election.

      When the chief accountant of s company resigns, watch out.

  • 37
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    ‘Yahapalana’ gone, ‘Land Like No Other’ back. God help us all.

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      EA,

      //‘Land Like No Other’ back. God help us all.//

      The imbecile saffron clad monks are asking for the blessings of the Triple Gem..

      The Triple Gem of Buddhism: The Buddha, The Dharma & The Sangha.

      The joke is that the saffron clad imbecile Sangha in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho are asking blessings from themselves. It is like the Rajapaksa Mafia asking blessings from themselves.

      The local imbeciles can’t get it. Their mean IQ is 79.

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        Amarasiri,
        From whom Native Sinhalayo seek blessings is none of the business of ‘Para’ people. One thing, Sinhalayo do not seek blessings from ‘Linga’. They use that for other purposes.

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          Eagle Eye,

          The Sinhalayo are NOT native. If they were native, they would not ask blessings from imbecile Para-monks. Only from their ancestors who contributed to their gene pool.

          Just check the mitochondrial DNA of the natives and the Para Sinhala, Para Tamils and other Paras.

          The Para imbecile monks have a field day fooling the Para-imbeciles, and seeking blessings from themselves.What a racket, the distortion of the Triple Gem.Certainly the low mean IQ of 79 helps.

  • 26
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    ANY BODY TO ENTER SWISS NEED A VALID VISA.how did he left the airport.he may have obtained a valid visa form swiss embassy in colombo. he may apply for political asylum in swiss .if the visa issue is correct that means swiss embassy in colombo is well aware that the life of INSPECTOR SILVA AND HIS FAMILY IS IN DANGER IN SRILANAKA.

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      Paragon
      Obviously you are right.
      Right to live is highly respected in countries like Switzerland.
      We are getting set to be another Iran, with radicalized buddhist supporting fascist dictator in power.
      I don’t blame our people too much, what else do you expect them to do. The average Sri Lankan is desperate, they don’t know where to channel their anger.
      All you need to do is to nudge them in the direction of another suffering person and give some silly reason, they will blindly indulge in destroying that person.
      If the average Sri Lankan were happy do you think they will be so brutal in their thoughts and actions. Sad thing is that about 70% of our unhappiness comes from our own negative mindset.
      It is unfortunate that others have to pay for our weaknesses while our leaders take advantage and get away with murder.😭😭😭😭

  • 17
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    Where are our cheevara PIGS? I referring to those saffron robe piggies who flouted election laws and were seen distributing pohottu buds to voters at polling booths. Strange that Inspector Nishantha is allowed into Singapore, the country that harbors war criminals when they get heart aches but interrogate every other passer by with a Sri Lankan passport. Recently when I was coming through this rogue state of Singapore, they questions me for having $9000 US because I declared it. They asked me a dozen or more questions as to how and why I obtained this amount. Had I robbed the coffers of the Central Bank or the treasure of any other country for several billion dollars, then I can bet I would have deserved a red carpet welcome into Singa-POO!

  • 16
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    The ‘Borru Show’ put up by reducing the army guards and other ‘good deeds’ supposed to have been earmarked by the president has been aborted, it looks.

  • 7
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    Three Yahapalana Ministers in the last Regime have suddenly taken Ill with serious problems which need Singaporean Surgeons attention..

    They are now desperately attempting to get clearance too,before the illness gets too serious. according to the Media outlets in Colombo.

    Will they follow suit?…

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “They are now desperately attempting to get clearance too,before the illness gets too serious. “

      Oh pleaseeeeeee
      Now you have elected a sick person (physically as well as mentally) to the office of president. Why worry about others when you have plenty to worry about unstable national hangman.

      He went to the states and promised many things.
      He is going to Hindia, we do not know what he is going to sell, perhaps our dignity.
      He will visit his all weather friend Pakistan. Invite few bombers to destabilise this island.
      He will go to China get loans to buy Chinese made weapons and unwanted security hardwares.

      Did you know Cameron who came here to start his election campaign in the North from Jaffna library refused to shake hands with Gota when Gota extended his hands Cameron kept his hands on his side.

      Now being elected president he should restore this island’s dignity by invading UK. Being single handed generals Kamal and Shavandra …………. should lead the forces.
      I will be right behind them.

      • 0
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        Dear Native,

        Who is Cameron ????

        • 3
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          KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

          Didn’t Mahinda invite Cameron the descendant of your colonial master (perhaps you might have had an umbilical relation with him) to “SHAPE UP” things? May be Mahinda’s wife is connected to him by blood.

      • 1
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        Native Vedda,
        Cameron shook hands with ‘Para’ Malabar Wellala Demalu who licked the a*s of British when they ruled Sinhale and helped them to oppress Native Sinhalayo. Gotabhaya belong to the community that gave a hard time to British colonial parasites.
        Even now British are with Demalu. That is why they have allowed Tigress Adele Balasingham who put cyanide capsules around the neck of suicide bombers who blew up Sinhala men, women, children and babies to live peacefully while blaming Sri Lankan Armed Forces who liberated the country from barbaric Malabar terrorists as war criminals. British hypocrites!

      • 1
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        This sinhala habit of trying to please rival international powers to appease all of them is going to backfire in their faces.
        One man cannot serve two masters.

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      KA Sumanaya, you are truly a nutter. Have you forgotten how many Rajapaksa cronies fell ill the moment they were told they were going to jail………………Basil Rajapaksa, Lalith Weeratunge, etc., so what happened now? When the tables are turned you go berserk.

  • 6
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    Native Veda.

    The voters were more conscious of their three ! Of course I mean the Triple Gem not the ones you and I are taught to believe, but of the one’s BBS and the Buddhist clergy and Arya Sinhala Buddhist Fundamentalists and radicals are fighting to Accomplish.

    Jayaweera,

    Without prejudice, if you permit me to tell the truth, I have learned enough about the Triple Gem during the riots of May 1958. July 1983 and May 2009. My Gurus are SWRD, JR ,MR.and now GR. I am proud to declare now a pretty Enlightened Soul.

  • 16
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    The days of cops fleeing the robbers have begun!

    • 4
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      TB deserves a Nobel Prize and a Booker Prize for his outstanding literary contribution above.

  • 13
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    Usually CID keeps a watch out for criminals but in “Sorry Lanka” the whole CID department is on “wanted/watch list”. We are truly blessed.

  • 2
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    I wish him the best of luck in hunting down the fanatic’ Jihadi maniacs who ran free across Lanka under the wimps who ruled the country until now. Gotaby must NEVER forget that the age group between 15-45 in Lankan Moslems is utterly radicalized and ready for the worst Jihad. They must be neutralized and a very large number who are beyond recovery should be incarcerated and indefinitely held in captivity. All the Jihad loving maniacs wearing menacing beards and head to toe covered hoods should be DNA identified, entered into a database, their biomarkers and genetic identifies databased, and the latest Chinese face recognition technology used to identify them. Tend of thousands of hidden cameras should be deployed in all mosques and all majority Moslem areas. One chance should be given to them to come clean with hidden weapons including Sarin and Tabun nerve gas brought to Lanka in the last 5 years. Thereafter the worst elements should be either totally annihilated or imprisoned for treason until death. Unless these activities are carried out at the earliest possible moment, Lanka will slide back into the terrible Moslem ISIS days of Easter Sunday. Also, a massive campaign should be launched to protect Lankan Kaffir women and to enable them to raise more and more children to balance the over 50% Moslem population under 15 years in Lanka.

  • 2
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    Are we reading Tamilnet?

  • 10
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    Shani Abeysekara is too on the hit listof the Rajapaksas. The crime he committed is he found that Wassim Thajudeen did not die of an Accident, Prageeth Eknaligoda was murdered after being taken to Girithale Army Camp. Finding out the Killers of Lasantha. Finding out Who abducted 11 youths who abducted and killed them after collecting the ransom and many crimes that were done during the Rajapaksas. What a Tragicomedy Sri Lanka is?

  • 6
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    This is a real concern, President talks something but behind the screen totally different. It appears the the fear culture and revenge are creeping up. Sorry for my MOTHERLAND. God save Sri Lanka

  • 8
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    well done Nishantha Silva on your miraculous escape. Thanks for trying to make SL a better place. Good luck for the future.

    To the voters of this new regime, you deserve all you get. Enjoy.

  • 3
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    This act confirms that the refugee/asylum cases are genuine and the applicants lives were in grave danger from the President Rajapaksa’s orders. If the officers of law are not safe in Sri Lanka, tourists are defiantly not safe with the current jungle law in Sri Lanka. Please issue a travel advisory to the Swiss nationals. Do something concrete, just words doesn’t mean anything.

  • 0
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    Major A Prasanna several times staged How police officers demanded to give evidence to implicate GR with murders , no proper investigations were done to verify them, now foreign missions are also interfering with investigations this they can do only in SL.

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