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‘No Court Of Law Has Proclaimed Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Innocence’: Anura Flays Rajapaksa Family For Corruption

In a fiery speech in Parliament last Friday (23), JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake revealed the highly suspect behaviour and conduct of the Presidential Commission on Political Victimization, and the ludicrous manner in which it exonerated crooks and criminals associated with the President and his family.

In 75 days, the Commission led by disgraced judge Upali Abeyratne had investigated 136 complaints. In 78 such complaints, the “Pissu Poosa Commission” recommended exonerating and acquitting some Rajapaksa family members, military officials and political associates – even those against whom criminal trials are currently underway in the courts of law.

Among those whose trials the Government is seeking to terminate on the basis of the Abeyratne commission’s recommendations were Nalaka Godahewa and Udaya Gammanpila – JVP leader Anura Dissanayake revealed. The two MPs would perform the unprecedented and historic action of raising their hands to vote in support of ending their own judicial proceedings, he said. “Honourable Speaker, when have such things happened in this country before?”

Dissanayake, during his speech, revealed the lengths to which the Commission had gone to accommodate complaints from Government affiliated stooges.

The Commission on Political Victimization was mandated to conclude accepting complaints on March 7, 2020, Dissanayake said. Seven months after this deadline, and mere weeks before the Commission handed over its report to the President, the Commission heard two complaints, Dissanayake said.

“On October 25, 2020 Thiru Nadesan, a Rajapaksa in law, lodged a complaint before the Commission; On October 23, 2020 Yoshitha Rajapaksa lodged a complaint with the Commission. On the 26th, 27th and 28th of October the cases were heard. The Complaints are lodged today, tomorrow the hearings begin and decisions are reached. The Commission’s conduct was blatantly partisan throughout,” Dissanayake charged.

Colombo Telegraph previously reported that the Commission utilized a special 16 day extension provided by President Nandasena to hear a complaint on the Duminda Silva Conviction – a verdict for murder that was upheld by a five judge bench of the Supreme Court.

But Dissanayake revealed that the Chairman of the Commission had gone even further to accommodate the needs of those closely associated with the ruling regime.

Dissanayake said that on December 8, 2020 the Commission presented its report. “Once a Commission hands over its Report, the Commission lapses,” the JVP leader explained.

“But even after the report was submitted, the Chairman Upali Abeyratne came alone into the Commission. The other members did not come with him.

Dissanayake accused Abeyratne of printing copies of the report and handing them over to the complainants, asking them to make additions that the Commission might have missed. Then on the 7th of January 2021, the Commission presented another report!” Dissanayake revealed.

Dissanayake said the usual practice was for attorneys at the Attorney General’s Department to put the accused on the dock and question then. But the commission had turned this process on its head and tried to put prosecutors on the dock based on complaints by Avant Garde.

The Commission had summoned Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara for questioning, he explained. “Honourable Speaker, when have such things happened in this country? These are trials that are ongoing in our courts of law. For the first time ever a Commission has begun to investigate those trials,” the JVP Leader said.

“We are grateful for Attorney General Dappula De Livera,” Dissanayake said, “because he refused to send a single one of his state counsel to be questioned before this Commission.”

Dissanayake claimed that Commission Chairman Upali Abeyratne had handed over the Interim Report of the Commission inside a car to President Gotabaya Rajapakasa’s legal advisor Rohana Gunaweera. “Ask the President to release a single photograph of the report being handed over, if he can,” Dissanayake said. “There is no photograph, because the report was handed over on the side of a street,” he charged. “What kind of Commission is this, Mr. Speaker?” the JVP Leader demanded.

The Commission’s recommendation, brought before the Parliament through the Prime Minister’s Resolution, was to end judicial proceedings in 78 cases, JVP Leader Dissanayake said. Of these, eight were ongoing trials in the High Court. One of the MPs in Parliament had spent an hour explaining a case in which he had been a lawyer, but all of these facts could be presented in a court of law, Dissanayake added. “Why are you so scared of the courts?” he asked.

Dissanayake listed the cases set for termination.

Udyanga Weeratunga & Gotabaya Rajapaksa [MiG-DEAL]

Remember, that the case against Udyanga Weeratunga is also the case against Gotabaya Rajapaksa himself, the JVP Leader emphasized.

Dissanayake said Weeratunga had two cases against him. One is the murder of a young man during his tenure as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Russia. The second case was the MiG-fighter jet procurement scandal.

“Honourable deputy speaker, this is the country where when war was raging, little children broke their piggy banks to contribute to the war effort, because there was a desire to see that terrorism end. But meanwhile, what else was happening? Four MiG fighter jets were purchased for use in the war. They said a Government to Government (G2G) agreement was signed for the purchase of the aircraft. The price was USD 7 million. But the Sri Lankan Government paid 14 million USD. Where is the balance USD 7 million? Isn’t this a question worthy of being asked? USD 7 million is 1.4 billion rupees. This is the case against Udyanga Weeratunga. IT IS ALSO THE CASE AGAINST GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA.

“Hon. Speaker, in which country in the world, when a war is raging, when village children were breaking their piggy banks to support war funds, do the country’s leaders embezzle money from the state in the guise of purchasing military equipment? Are these the people we define as great patriots of Sri Lanka?

But don’t forget that Gotabaya Rajapaksa also used immunity to get himself out of another trial. Hon. Speaker, in this country, people work hard to earn money to build tombstones and monuments to their dead parents. But for the first time in the history of this country, a monument to a politician’s dead parents was built using state funds. Are these statesmen?

No Commission has released Gotabaya Rajapaksa from those charges. He got rid of that case using presidential immunity. No court of law has acquitted him of those charges or proclaimed his innocence. After he became President, he went to court and said ‘I have immunity so end the trial.’ That’s the ring of thieves running the country.

Jaliya Wickremasuriya (Rajapaksa cousin) [MONEY-LAUNDERING/MISAPPROPRIATION]

Jaliya Wickramasuriya was arrested on charges of fraud in connection with the purchase of the Sri Lankan embassy in Washington DC. He got bail from the High Court and then skipped town, becoming a fugitive. His complaint also goes before this Commission.

“Wickramasuriya never made a single appearance before this Commission. But the Commission has exonerated him too and demanded that the charges against him be dropped,” Dissanayake charged.

Case against Yoshitha Rajapaksa [MONEY LAUNDERING]

“He is facing charges over the purchase of property and assets for the Carlton Sports Network for over Rs 500 million when he was serving as a Second Lieutenant in the Sri Lanka Navy.

“All he has to go and explain in court is how he came about this Rs. 500 million. He can say: I sold the paddy fields in Medamulana for x-amount of money; Mahinda Rajapaksa gave me x-amount from his salary; my Sri Lanka Navy salary amounts to x-amount. Daisy Achchi gave me her manik malla (pouch of gems). That’s all he has to explain, and then he is freed from these cases,” Dissanayake insisted.

Case against Basil Rajapaksa [MONEY LAUNDERING]

What are the cases against Basil Rajapaksa?

One case is about the House in Malwana. The property and house at Malwana is valued at over Rs 200 million.

“The case that is ongoing pertains to how he obtained the funds to purchase that property and build that house. Basil Rajapaksa goes and says the house is not his. But Honourable Speaker, Muditha Jayakody, the architect says, Pushpa was involved in drawing the plans for the house. He says Pushpa was at the foundation stone laying ceremony. He says Pushpa was present when the door and window-frames were being laid. But Basil says the house is not his! So that is the Dompe case.

“Then there is a case in Matara against Basil Rajapaksa. Honourable Deputy Speaker, the case against him in Matara is about an acre of property he owns in the exclusive Brown’s Hill area.

“Where did he get money to purchase that property? That is what the case is about. He can tell the court that he sold the house in Los Angeles. He can say he took the money from his daughter’s salary. The only question he is being asked is how he acquired the funds to purchase this property,” Dissanayake mocked.

The Case against ex Navy Commander Wasantha Karannagoda [NAVY ABDUCTIONS CASE]

Dissanayake said the complaint had first been made in 2013.

“CID conducted that investigation and as the probe progressed investigators realized what an alarming case it was. So the CID went to then Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to ask for his advice on how to proceed with the investigation. Gotabaya Rajapaksa tells them – this is the case of the abduction of young people – to submit a report on the investigation within a month.

That order has been tabled in Parliament and entered into the Hansard.

It was Gotabaya Rajapaksa who ordered the probe to continue,” the JVP Leader explained.

Case against Udaya Gammanpila [FRAUD]

“It is the Cabinet of Ministers who approved this Resolution of parliament to terminate these cases pending before the courts. Gammanpila is a member of the cabinet. Now that the motion is in Parliament he will raise his hand to support a resolution that will end his one trial.

“The charge against him is that he used a power of attorney illegally to sell property belonging to two Australian nationals. Why not simply go and present facts in court to exonerate yourself?” Dissanayake asked.

Case Against Nalaka Godahewa [MISAPPROPRIATION OF STATE FUNDS]

“MP Nalaka Godahewa who is also getting ready to raise his hand and pass this resolution to get his case dropped. What is the case filed against him? As Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) he provided Rs 5 million to the Tharunayata Hetak.

“Tharunyata hetak is a political organisation. What right does the SEC have to provide money to a political organization? He also can go and tell the court – this is the reason the funds were provided. Namal is my friend. Namal is our master. If he is around I can enter parliament. So I paid up. That’s all he has to say. The case will be closed.

The case against Magistrate Thilina Gamage [Illegal possession of an elephant]

“In its first report, the Commission recommended that the case against him be terminated. In its second report, the Commission also recommended that the elephant also be returned to Gamage. This is the quality of this Commission’s reports. So why does this country need a judiciary? If trials are going to be decided by raising your hands in Parliament, or in Cabinet?

Case against Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi

“The smuggling of firearms and depriving the state of revenue. Isn’t this a trial that needs to be heard?” Dissnayake said.

It is true that I went three times to the anti-corruption committee at the invitation of the prime minister.

It was these cases he went to present facts about at the Anti Corruption Committee, the JVP Leader said.

“I would like to ask, Honourable Speaker, where are the lies in the corruption cases we have highlighted?

“It is a lie that state funds were abused to build a tomb for dead parents? Is the ownership of the Malwana House and the Brown Hill property a lie? Is it a lie that Yoshitha Rajapaksa owned the Carlton Sports Network? Is it a lie that they embezzled money from the MiG deal? Is it a lie that Jaliya Wickramasuriya embezzled money from the sale of the Sri Lankan Embassy in the US? Is it a lie that the Avant Garde Mudalali stole revenue due to the Government to the tune of billions?” he charged.

Dissanayake said that the JVP’s fight was against this corruption. “Our motherland is in the grip of a Ring of Thieves, Honourable Speaker, that is composed of a team of politicians, a team of military personnel, a group of public servants, a group of businessmen and a group from the judicial sector,” he said.

See edited video here

See full speech here

(By Janakie Mediwake)

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  • 71
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    Pissu Lokka appointed Pissu Pusa Commission has delivered Pissu Decisions! What on earth is happening in this country? Crooks are recommending to Parliament to pass a bill to pardon themselves and its them who are voting for it as well. What a tragedy! Which foreign investor would come to Sri Lanka to invest when such an environment is prevailing. Chinese would not mind it because the same thing is happening in their country. We see how people are treated by Chinese in Hong Kong. Very sad state of affairs.

    As per the Port City Bill, if passed, a future President after Gotabaya can appoint Americans, Indians and Japanese to the Commission as members. In such a scenario how would the Chinese investors feel? Has anyone thought about it? What a crazy country is this?

    • 28
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      Buddhist 1, well said and very much the facts.
      Don’t be disturbed. This is what you call proletariat version of overcoming the reactionary forces of the west with the frontal and ‘shoulder to shoulder’ support of the bulwark of todays’ communism.

      Dictatorship or military rule, if found necessary to quell any uprising may well follow.
      May not surprise me if the Wattakaya is pronouncing the defeat of the reactionaries already from the corner of the Bar counter with his favourite totof the coconut, in one of the oldest Rugby clubs in the vicinity of his abode in Colombo as he usually does, when the pressure of the situation and resultant stress is unsurmountable.

    • 34
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      This is what we warned that Rajapakshes are unpredictable, mlechcha men born to medamulana cave, uncultured unethical bastard that would never pulse the heart beat of this nation, now rest of the world would restart thinking that war crimes were committed and no doubt about that . This is the reason why they did nt do the little yet in the line of crime investigations.
      Enough is enough let s get ready to support AKDand civil society group s to get rid of alpha animals from medamulana. 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

      • 31
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        Can we blame the Rajapakakasa’s without holding the Sinhala Buddhists who brought him to power accountable.
        Everyone knew he did not have the education to hold the office he was contesting for neither did he have the political experience. He had countless accusations from fraud to murder. You still elected him with a overwhelming majority. So why are the Sinhalese now complaining..
        Karma is a bitch. I am only sorry for the few that did not vote for him b have to live under this crap.

        • 24
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          U are dead right Burt. Both so called sinhala Buddhists and Rajapakshes should be hung by their balls for the mess they deliberately created in the country as of today. Even if the have no education, but wiyath maga lined up to support the buggers, that is actually contradictory on anywhere but not in today’s srilanka, ayyyyyyyyo😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

          • 9
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            So what happened? A very well timed series of bombs in churches, by extremists who were not stopped by the leaders in this country, and naive people were fooled into thinking only Nandasena can save this country, despite knowing beforehand about the crimes the Rajapaksa’s have committed, the white vans, the killing of journalists and the tons of money the crooked family fleeced from us. Now within a couple of years, their true colors are coming out, and it looks ugly. They have been extremely incompetent, crooked, their administration full of cronies, thugs, war criminals, and crooks, and they have targeted the minorities as scapegoats, to cover their crimes, and to please their extremist Buddhist base.
            We have seen them fail the people when it comes to saving their lives and protecting them from the pandemic. Nandasena, like Trump, Modi, and Bolsonaro, are “Strong Men” whose first priority is to keep their powers, politicize the pandemic, downplay it, and look to blame others. They are busy implementing racist policies, filling their deep pockets, and covering up their crimes, not governing and taking care of the people’s needs. We now see the results.
            If these good for nothing scoundrels do nothing NOW, we will end up like India.

        • 10
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          Those who voted for this unscrupulous lot, should re-think their loyalties, and stop justifying one Rajapaksa crime after another. The Rajapaksas have convinced their naive supporters that they are victims of the evil Western nations who are all out to get them. If one had the honesty to take a look at these crimes,, all committed by members of this regime, the endless crimes against this country, the racist policies, the eroding of our laws which we have followed for decades or more, and the continuous actions by them that show corruption and deceit, surely their minds should open up to the fact that this is a bunch of crooks, liars, and cheats, who do not deserve to lead this country, who pardon murderers, and excuse the crimes committed by their own family, and their cronies?
          AKD is brave enough to speak out, knowing his life could be threatened, or at risk. Where the others who should be giving him support? Cowards.

          • 4
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            Ashan, u and I would cry louder as we can in order to reveal the very truth s about crime levels of the brutal family, but the percentage of sl population grasping the little about facts is still a way distant from significant levels. What brought to the country during last 15 months ? Nothing actully😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌

      • 11
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        Dear LL: “Rajapakse & Family” have even “ROBBED” the “Pulse” and “Heart Beat” of this Nation and the Country. Please visit http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1022. Your heart will stop for a moment.

      • 6
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        Another more serious new issue has come up. What is the Rajapakse Family Government doing about the revelations made by Harin and Manusha in the Parliament re: Easter Bomb inquiry?

        Speaker should immediately appoint a commission consisting of members of the ruling party, and opposition in equal numbers and a member who is independent and unattached to any political party to form the commission. Since these revelations were made in the Parliament its the duty of the Speaker to appoint this commission.

    • 3
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      B1
      The dominant theory here is that Port City is already China’s.
      The majority is always right, so why are you worried about Gotabhaya even dreaming of undercutting China?

      • 9
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        My point was not about Got-a-baya, but about the next President after Got-a-baya!

    • 3
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      Buddhist1 – s per the Port City Bill, if passed, a future President after Gotabaya can appoint Americans, Indians and Japanese to the Commission as members. In such a scenario how would the Chinese investors feel? Has anyone thought about it? What a crazy country is this?
      ====
      you think Sri Lankan politicians since independence had/have a long term vision for this country?
      you must be joking….its all based on short term gain to line their pockets

  • 5
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    Udaya’s case is definitely political victimisation. Whether the accusation against him true or false, the Yayapalana government went out its way to find some dirt on him in order to sabotage his political career. They had even sent police officers to Australia, spent lots money to dig some dirt on him there.

    • 59
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      “They had even sent police officers to Australia”

      So, where should have the government sent the police? To Afghanistan?

      The complainant was an Australian, you Einstein!

      You may be Gammanpilla’s son/brother/friend or partner in crime …… but that does not exonerate an outright fraudster and a thief.

      Your self-serving hallucinations does not create the real world ……. out here/there.

      • 10
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        SM, Nathan,

        “hallucinations does not” ——> hallucinations do not

        Alright, alright ……… before you get onto my case ……. I know the rules, I think (therefore I am?) ……….. bu I choose to break them willy-nilly ………. just to keep ol’ Native guessing! :))

        • 9
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          nimal,
          I am not a grammar cop! I was indicating that you were slipping, not knowing that you were setting traps. I’d be circumspect, in future!

        • 5
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          nimal,
          .
          If you want me to teach you English, please pay me.
          .
          As a member of the proletariat, the only way that I can earn a living. Don’t exploit me!
          .
          The very first fellow who wanted English to migrate rang my mobile with an undisplaying number, argued, haggled with me about fees, etc. I said pay anything. He turned up in a smart car, and proved to be very sharp, taking down lots of notes. He was a graduate, quite good in his English, store-keeper in a Free Trade Zone Factory; gave me real names but no contact details. After three hours of teaching, I told him that he’d get through, but could he please pay me something. He said that he had brought no money.
          .
          All right, I said, give me just Rs 250/=. He didn’t have that much. I told him, deposit the money in my post-paid phone account from an arcade.
          .

          No result. My then cleverness surprises me even now. I managed to track down the Factory number (can’t remember the details) and had a long chat with the guy at reception. He knew the car-owning “Mahaththaya”; gave me his mobile number.

          • 6
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            “If you want me to teach you English, please pay me.”


            SM,

            To hell with English …… I can Rap my way through …….. Nathan won’t notice. :))

            What I need coaching in is, how to attract the girls, like Native, Old Codger and you!

            In exchange I won’t pay you ……. but will coach you how to make money yourself ……… Teach a man to fish and he will feed himself …….. and all that jazz ……

            Your relative’s company MQG, went down to 70 and now back at 150 odd ……… Well, how to profit from that I’ll teach you when you coach me first ……..


            He is a crook alright, but there’s one Lankan I have some regard for ……… Dhammika Perera; that’s one guy who don’t speak English but can fish for himself.

            • 6
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              Continued

              Sum total of the parts can at times be more valuable than the whole …….. the value of the total shares in the stock market of a company can be less than the value of the assets of the company: you can buy a Rupee for 50cents.

              The value of the sites/real-estate alone owned by Hayleys would have been more valuable than the value of the total shares ………. When he made the play for Hayleys (some German had coached him.)

              Give up reading useless crap Shakespeare, Proust, Joyce, Native, …….. and read “Barbarians at the Gate,” KKR’s play for RJR Nabisco ……. to hell with English and foolish vanity ……. that’s useful knowledge, that’ll help to feed oneself and then some ………

        • 0
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    • 19
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      Tony

      “Whether the accusation against him true or false, the Yayapalana government went out its way to find some dirt on him in order to sabotage his political career. “

      Political career!
      What political career?
      He tagged along the other professional racist Champika and left Hela Urumaya to form Mahinda fan club with a twist, continues as an active anti minority proactive racist.

      Please follow him and let us know whether he knew what he was doing if he was going or coming?

      • 3
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        NV, now don’t you find that story reasonably interesting?
        .
        Don’t you want to know how it ended?

        • 6
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          Sinhala_Man

          “Don’t you want to know how it ended?”

          I love to.

          • 3
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            Thanks, NV.
            .
            I have it saved in Word. I’ll re-examine it tomorrow, and submit it again. It was not all that different from the First Part.
            .
            I see that Gota has visited Welanwita, about yesterday. The place is way down in the valley, below Haputale. You’ll see it described as “Haldummulla” because it is administered as part of that Pradeshiya Sabha. He’s still very concerned about the “innocent villagers” and seems to be doing much that will doom the “marauding” elephants.
            .
            “O, wad some power the giftie gie us,
            To see ourselves as others see us”.

    • 23
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      Tony,
      If that be the truth then let the case go to courts, let Udaya be acquitted and may Yahapalana be put to shame my judicial strictures.
      But surely Tony, if anybody that you or I think are innocent are acquitted by a Resolution in Parliament where will the country’s law and order system end up? I am sure you get my point.

      • 0
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        Dear Native Vedda & Professor Kumar David,
        .
        A link to this article has been proved from a COVID assessment article just published. It is by Dr Sam Panditha; I have no idea who he is, but the article is very hard-hitting.
        .
        https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/doomsday-looming-where-are-we-heading/
        .
        Also included there are links to certain other scandalous developments.

    • 7
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      Tony: Did you read the “Assignment” given to this “Pissu Pusa” Commission? When did Udaya Gammanpila become a “Public Official” and what “Right” he had to go before the Commission? In what “SENSE” the “Commission” entertained the “Complaint” to make that “Recommendation”? If not for a “Pissu Poosa” Udaya Gammanpila’s complaint would be thrown to where it belongs to the Thrash Bin. Gammanpila has “Desecrated” our “Heritage” of “Decency” by voting in the Cabinet to exonerate himself of the charges against him. This “CROOK” in the company of “Rajapakse Crooks” will pay for the sins.

      • 0
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        Udaya Gonthadipila is one of worst kind of social viruses bred by almamater Ananda College. These the kindcof men would nt see it beyod, are like ” nila masso blue flies on heaps of excrements ” 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

  • 22
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    Well presented arguments by AKD.
    I wish he has done such an objective statements on Nandasenas war crimes. I was watching film on the revolting officers of the Hitler’s army who were caught and executed. One officer said “we may failed but world will know there were descent German officers who risked their lives”.
    Had AKD spoken objectively about war crimes of Nandasena and his crony army officers, we could have said :Thete were decent political leaders among the Sinhalese.”.
    Today in the eyes of world the whole sinhala race is barbaric.
    What a pity

    • 3
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      Dilshan
      I wonder if you remember, or yr film showed, what Hitler said about the Night of the Long Knives.
      ___
      “Only a ferocious & bloody repression could nip the revolt in the bud….If someone asks me why we did not use the regular courts I wd reply: At the moment I was responsible for the German nation; consequently, it was I alone who, during those 24 hours, was the Supreme Court of Justice of the German People.”

      Something of a precedent to the recent resolution?

  • 18
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    In the 1930s Philip was the people’s tribune.
    In the late 1940s and 1950s it was NM, Pieter and Colvin.
    Now Lanka needs another courageous tribune again.
    I hope and pray AKD flourishes and grows up to that role.

    Prof Kumar David

    • 11
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      eeakdavi

      “In the late 1940s and 1950s it was NM, Pieter and Colvin.”

      Well how did they turn against people, proletarian and workers after 1970s and have become irrelevant in this island?

      • 7
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        NV: “Well how did they turn against people…..” The word “Turned Against” is not correct. The correct word is “BETRAYED”. I am an “Eye Witness” to that “Betrayal”.

        • 5
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          Simon

          “The correct word is “BETRAYED”.

          I have no objection how you identify the effect of what they did or they didn’t do however my Elders tell me the country was handed over to the morons (for reasons not many know ) in or around mid 1950s.

          Please listen to “India Interacts with Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam”
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CKCfiX3uO0

          Please don’t ask me if Hindians were listening to him.

          • 2
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            NV: Thanks for the “Link”. I think “Hindians” were made to listen “Progressively” not “Shockingly”. Our “Pandits” injected “Shock Waves” even ignoring that we were accustomed to eating three meals a day with “Pol Sambol” and “Parippu”. That is how “THEY” began with “Hal Polu” (rice barriers), “Miris Polu” (chili barriers), “Bread Lines”, “Infant Food Lines”. Many more. All that was”Innovations” for our “Sahodarayas” (Comrades).

    • 7
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      He has already overtaken Philip, NM and Keunaman!

    • 4
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      Amen, Kumar!

  • 16
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    That the Rajapkashes are corrupt is stating the obvious. That the Chinese noticed their greed and encouraged them with the aim of creating quislings is also obvious. But what is unfathomable is the level of ignorance and stupidity of the Sinhalese who just cannot see this. I hear some of my die hard Rajapakshe fans say not to worry China will help us and keep on helping us. HELP really? With every Help comes more intrusive demands The 500 Million US dollar loan given recently cost us the port city to whose governing commission will be appointed Chinese nationals at some point. It also cost us the right to renegotiate the Hambanthota port deal which was denounced by the SLPP. This port deal is not at all unfair to Sir Lanka given that it is a giant white elephant and should never have been built. China will keep lending us money until they have bought enough of our assets that they can kick the quisling Rajapakshes out the replace them with a Chinese run Junta.

  • 14
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    Lets compare government structures. China is a one party dictator ship. Xi Jin Pin is president of China until he dies. Its people are not free. Its judicial system works on a system of you are accused charged and convicted with no defense. The vast majority of Chinese are poor and live a hard life worring 10-12 hours a day. There is no weekend in China. No labor rights or trade unions. One holiday is given in one month that is it. The Tibetan opposition to invasion and occupation was brutally put down Buddhist monks and monesteries were attacked. Do Sri Lankan Buddhist want to live like Chinese? Now contrast this to Europe and the USA. They are free countries that practice Democracy. They have five day working weeks with 8hour working days. Some have reduced this to even better standards. A very healthy legal system with maximum rights to plaintiffs is afforded. Most Sri Lankan love to migrate to these countries due to the appeal they have.

    • 5
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      China is the world kind of fascist hell hole on earth.
      Look up their social credit score system. They basically use technology to monitor every aspect of peoples lives.
      They have cameras that recognize your identity when you step into a grocery store. And they watch what you buy. If your purchasing is deemed ‘unhealthy’ (like buying alot of alcohol for example), they will lower your social credit score.
      When your score falls below a certain level they will ban you from travelling on buses, trains, aircraft, deny loans etc
      They even encourage their civilian population to spy on each other and snitch each other to the authorities.
      This scary thing is that the freemasonic demons are trying to copy this chinese model and implement it world wide in every nation. Thats what this covid scam was all about.

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        Sorry for the typo. Was meant to say ‘worst’ and not ‘world’

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          Dear Humble,
          .
          I’m sorry to say this, but God must have punished you, because you said some pretty nasty things about Muslims. It was seen by me somewhere.
          .
          This God may be called Jehovah, Father, Allah, Shiva – or even Zeus (who is more interesting than any of his other manifestations). Why do I say so? Never mind. If you really want to know, please ask me that in a coherent question, and I shall answer.

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        China the self centered A/holes destroyed the lives of millions and he economy of the world.
        “New evidence from China is affirming what epidemiologists have long suspected: The coronavirus likely began spreading unnoticed around the Wuhan area in November 2019, before it exploded in multiple different locations throughout the city in December.

        Chinese authorities have identified 174 confirmed Covid-19 cases around the city from December 2019, said World Health Organization researchers, enough to suggest there were many more mild, asymptomatic or otherwise undetected cases than previously thought.”

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          the above:
          Feb. 19, 2021 5:30 am ET
          Wall Street Journal

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    So now, do you die hard SLPP and Rajapkashe boot-licking mongrels want to live under a Chinese run dictatorship? If so keep critisicing the west and welcome each and every Chinese loan. Sink deeper and deeper into a Chinese trap from which you cannot get out of. You will soon get what you deserve.

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    Didn’t ‘Rathu Ali Petiya’ sat with Dr. Bond and his Royal Gang at Temple Trees and ordered CID and Police to arrest Rajapakshe family members and other political opponents?
    Several members of the Intelligence Service were arrested during ‘Jadapalana’ Government and kept behind bars for several months without charging because there were no evidences.

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      Eagle Eye: When “Native Vedda” said, you are “Blind”, I thought it was blind in one eye. This comment proves you are “TOTALLY BLIND” and definitely would die of starvation without being able to catch prey.

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        Simon

        “………………….. definitely would die of starvation without being able to catch prey.”

        He relies on assurances given to him by his political masters’ many many moons ago that whatever happened he would be given 6 – 8 measures of rice free of charges imported from the Moon.

        Being a naive Sinhala/Buddhist moron he still believes them.

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        Simon, no worries about starvation. All he has to do is wrap himself in an orange garb and pretend he is a monk. There are so many gullible people in SL to keep this fool alive for another 30 years.

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        Simon,
        .
        Some time back I happened to read that EE to have studied at Peradeniya.
        :
        May well be, he might have raped by a gang of senior students in ragging season. Most of the comment contents of EE are not at all consistent.

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    A round of applause to the utter shameless 69 lakh water buffalos. You along with your extremist buddhist monk-eys voted for your sorry excuse for a hitler to harm minorities knowing how corrupt these band of thieves were. And now the situation have been turned on your own heads. Fools !
    .
    The only hope for those who didn’t vote for the band of thieves are these upright politicians like Anura and Harin who speak truth to power. These people should be protected even at the cost to domestic peace. All other parties must unite against the extremist buddhist government led by feral monks and their rabid politicians.

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      sitrep24,
      In 2015, over 50% of the people voted to remove these opportunistic Rajapaksa family from Sri Lankan politics. Unfortunately, the alternative power failed to remove them from politics knowing very well that they robbed the nation. People are confused and Rajapaksas played the Easter Bombing game to come back to power. Now the country is fully under the control of China, not belong to Sri lankans. No one is safe including the 69 lakhs Lions and 45 lakhs Elephants. The responsibility for this goes to Buddhist Sinhala Fundamentalism supported by a number of professors, doctorates, civil servants.

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        Ajit,

        That was because the Swan Coalition collapsed in August 2015 into UNP, TNA, SLMC, etc, due to racism. Look at the 2015 August parliamentary results. It is by race!

        First tell these parties to shed racism. Only then can they unite to defeat Rajapaksas properly.

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      sitrep24,
      69 lakh water buffalos clipped the wings of pigs that were flying high. Now they are crawling after Rajapakshes begging for a piece of cake.
      —–
      “A round of applause to the utter shameless 69 lakh water buffalos.”

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        Eagle ‘blind’ Eye, Rajapaksas and people like you do not know what a cake is. What do gamaya buggers like you understand what a cake is? Eat some Kavun idiot.

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      shitrep24, Harin did not contest the election in 2020. Anura’s party has only 3 MPs. So you can see the votes they have (and the support they enjoy in SL)!! Very little.

      Rajafucksas thrive thanks to racism in the other camp. They managed to defeat them in 2015 January but by 2015 August they had all collapsed into their racist camps again. They contested separately by their race. Divided you fall!

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    The Monarch appoints the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. and is the court of final appeal and has the power to reverse the decision of even the HIGHEST COURT.

    In Srilanka a land like no other, Lord Upali Abeyratne had been appointed by the King and like the old saying the King can do no wrong upali has whitewashed the sins of the King and his men. Very familiar scenario like in the bad old days.

    Srilanka has been made the laughing stock of the whole world.

    Time has come to join hands with young men like AKD and Harin.
    Noli timere!
    [Dont fear]

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    I would like to confine myself to matters arising out of the title of this article as it involves fundamentals. When a person is charged for a criminal offence, a court can only arrive at only one of the possible verdicts, namely, guilty as charges or not guilty of the charges, as in English courts. Never is there a verdict of innocence. In the middle of the trial lots of other things can happen. For instance, if the issue of insanity brought in, upon the satisfaction of the court that the accused is insane the trial does not proceed against the accused. So, it is if the accused becomes the President of the country while the trial progresses. However, the matter cannot end there. Once the person relinquishes office the issue can be raised again. What is important here is to recognize the contention of the MP Anura Kumara that there is web of corruption and politicians of both sides of the divide are involved apart from the public servants and judiciary. I am told that an old lady once said in Sinhala “පුතේ! තියෙන්නේ පගාතන්ත්‍රවාදය. ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය නො වෙයි.” [Son! There is Kleptocracy not Democracy.]

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    Shocking to say the least. This bill will be passed as Pohottuwa has the majority.
    Only Anura Kumara is taking a solo fight. Where is the UNP/SJB etc? Sad

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    “Srilanka has been made the laughing stock of the whole world.”
    Plato, you are damn right. I find it truly mind-boggling that these crooks can so blatantly turn all the laws and long-established legal procedures of the country upside down. And without blushing too. This is outrageous!

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    As I said in an earlier comment, the day AKD made his speech, there was a well-planed plot to turn the Parliament into a “Mariya Kade” and it did happen. The “Speaker”, another “Dim Wit” could not bring “Order” and continued name-calling and using abusive shouting continued. That was a planned “Plot” by the “POHOTTUWA” still submerged in the stinking “MUD” and definitely will never “Bloom”. We all know how “GR” escaped the “D.R. Rajapakse Memorial” case. Were it not for the “Dirty Tricks”(getting postponements on several occasions and avoiding arrest) of the “Black Coat Mafia” headed by Ali Sabri, he would have been already in jail. Ali Sabri has been “Paid” very handsomely and today he is the “Minister of Justice”. See how the “Paybacks”, are worked out, even that too at a huge cost to the Tax Payers. Still, this case is an “Open-Ended” matter. The “Accused” GR, received “impunity” just because he was elected the “President” in terms of a provision in the Constitution. For that GR must make an “Offering” and continue on an early morning “Prayer” to his “GOD” JRJ who made that provision.

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    Voting is not going to change anything in sri lanka. Almost the entire political and ruling classes is rotten. The whole system has to be overhauled.

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    I see many aggrieved and indignant people here vent their frustrations about the level of corruption that the JVP leader had detailed in parliament. In addition to that, it would make sense to discuss particular crimes committed by the fellows mentioned, with your friend networks, relations etc whenever possible, so that the 69 can be further reduced and a third alternative becomes a real possibility in order to salvage whatever is left of the resplendent isle..

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