28 September, 2020

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No Evidence To Prove Kili Maharaja Responsible For Sirasa Network Say His Lawyers

The case filed by UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera in the Matara Magistrate’s Court against the Sirasa Media Network and its Chairman R. Rajamahendaran (aka Kili Maharaja) was dismissed yesterday, after the business tycoon’s lawyers said there was no evidence to prove he was the chairman of the broadcasting network.

RR 1Matara Additional Magistrate Manjula Karunaratne dismissed the case Samaraweera had filed under Section 81 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Court had previously issued summons to Chairman of the Capital Maharaja Group, R. Rajamahendran to appear in the Matara Court on December 11.

However, when lawyers for Rajamahendran filed a motion saying he had not committed an offence, the Magistrate changed the order saying the MTV Chairman did not need to be in court.

Attorney for Rajamahendran President’s Counsel Rienzie Aresecularatne told Court yesterday when the matter came up that the petitioner had failed to name the respondents at the Sirasa Network. The attorney argued that Capital Maharaja Organization was a group of companies that engages in various businesses and while R. Rajamahendran is the Chairman, he is but one of 15 individuals.

Colombo Telegraph has in its possession letters authored by Rajamahendran in his capacity as Chairman, with regard to the Sirasa Media Network, which we publish here in the public interest.

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    Other democratic countries have law and order. Sri Lanka is a DemoCrazy so we have NO LAW and NO ORDER. A country in chaos where anything goes and anything can be done by those who have the power and the right connections.

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      Judiciary in Sri Lanka is corrupted, politicised & disfunctional. There is never enough evidence to convict anyone. As long as they are politically connected. You can massacre people, in broad daylight. Still walk free. Even join Parliament. Lohan Ratwatte & Duminda Silva are prime examples. Cheers!

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        See, what they will bring in terms of PM^s Heroin scandal.

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      Lets get Mangala’a Kurundu polu hamudawa to beat the living daylights out of the magistrate.Lets put the noose around Mahinda at the Hague.Lets make Karu J the Bodhisathwa,the president.Lets make lots of money.The leadership council,what the heck is that?A bloody set of day dreaming clowns!

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    It is quite impossible that KM is not in charge and not guiding the policies of his stellar group of companies. Sirisa has come a long way since the attacks on MTV studios and perhaps been forced to make peace with the devil. …………………………………………………….
    However in recent times it has departed from its role of neutral balanced reporting and started to attack members of the opposition in the UNP. Nowadays there is hardly a newscast without negative aspersions cast on the UNP leadership which hardly serves the cause of democracy which is under threat in this country. This type of activity indicates a deeper relationship with the rulers. ………………….. Given the fact that MR has been able to even subjugate the Sunday Leader – Unbowed and unafraid?. It is not surprising at this turn of events. It just indicates the enormity of the problem where the media, judiciary and other democratic institutions have been subverted in this country.

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      Unbowed and unafraid?…………………………………………….
      How many journos in SL tow that line? May be only those write to Tamil News Media. Even that after LTTE was defeated. And may also be those use web based publications. Yet something bothers me. After 9/11 US media stood by the government. We are yet to see it happening in SL. To give it a kick start an MP should a Private Member’s Bill to ban import of white vans. That is if white vans are the cause of fear.

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    Safa – Who said The Sunday Leader is unbowed and
    unafraid. They bowed and were so frightful they
    got some pain in their back now. They have been
    well and truly stewed or scr..ed. What comes out
    in their name is not worth using as a toilet paper.
    If you want to read front page, go two days early
    to the Colombo Gazette. They are reproduced in the
    front page. Inside there is all forms of poppycock.

    As for Rajamahendran, he must learn that the time
    he was king maker is gone. Only donkeys like Sajith
    would fall prey because he has nothing between his
    ears. There are a few in the government side too, who
    are crazy for publicity. Otherwise, Sirasa is now
    rotten and one man’s venom against those he wants to
    destroy oozes out every night. One day Ditta Dhamma
    Vedaneeya Kamma will catch up with you Mr. Rajamahendran
    for all your damn hypocrisy.

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    MTV/SIRASA/SAKTHI have been forced to make peace with RAJAPOX Govt. The net work has departed from its neutral reporting. It works for the GOTAPOX Govt for its own safety and benefits. Currently , there is hardly any news except reporting and attacking the UNP LEADERSHIP, giving prominence to Sajiit P. Kili and his Maharaja are totally responsible for the total fall of the UNP.

    CAN KILI M, BREAK GOVTS AND MAKE GOVTS.

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    The media has a duty by the country and plays an impoprtant role in a Democracy.Unfortunately for the country Sirasa no longer plays that role by being completley partisan and getting directly involved in party politics.Prejudices and personal vendettas have no place in media ethics and Siras has failed the nation and is no different from the Govt controlled media.

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      Very correct where is the end of all these.

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    Well no one with common sense will want to see another thug emerge as the leader of the UNP. I think we have enough thugs to deal with in the government and replacing the current lot with another lot of similar goons is not to the countries best interest. That having been said it is baffling as to what this idiot thinks he can achieve by undermining the UNP which is the only sane alternative. If allowed to come to power the UNP would let this idiots media outlets as well as his other businesses thrive unhindered. Is that not enough? Is he so greedy that he thinks he can get a better deal by rubbishing the UNP and backing another goon. If this country degenerates any further no legitimat business would be able to survive. Is that the out come this moron desires to bring about by his actions? Maybe he is a foreign agent. After all he is not a native of Sri Lanka.

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    What decency can one expect from a [Edited out] Mahendran although he heads a Business Empire? Once a [Edited out] always a [Edited out] just like [Edited out] MR.

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    Sirasa TV is trash tv. Its most programs are vulgar. It’s unprofessional presenters speak Singlish(Sinhala+English).Sinhala tv programmes titled in English.

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    Remember, a gang backed by a minister once attacked sirasa. Now the kurundu polu hamudawa can take over.

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