19 September, 2020

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Patriotic Gota Lies On Facebook: Prefers To Remain A US Citizen

“Gota can easily win if he contests and secure a parliamentary seat, however for him to do that he has to give up his American citizenship, we thought he is patriot” an angry source close to Wimal Weerwansa told Colombo Telegraph today.

Gota

Gota

In a previous interview with Sri Lanka Mirror in early April Gotabaya Rajapaksa was quoted as saying “So if I get a chance to contest, I will,”. This was in relation to him claiming that although he initially did not have any intention of entering politics, he said he feels that various reasons have pushed him into deciding otherwise. However he said that he has not chosen a political party to contest yet.

In his quest to maintain his American Citizenship, the former Defence Ministry Secretary has now shifted his stance and updated his Facebook status which reads ” I wish to re-affirm my commitment and dedication to serving the country and its people as in the past, in defeating terrorism and spurring on development. Though I received numerous requests to enter parliament, I have decided against contesting in the upcoming general elections. However, let me assure you of my continued commitment to serving the people and the nation. We need to persist in our struggle to safeguard the unitary status of our country whilst developing the nation. Let us all join hands in bringing back a stable and secure nation and re-build a harmonious society”

“This a lie, the real reason is he is not willing to give up his US citizenship, we begged him to give it up” concluded the disappointed source.

The 19th Amendment added a new sub-paragraph to the paragraph “Disqualification for election as Member of Parliament” in the Article 91 of the constitution.

After the amendment “No person shall be qualified to be elected as a Member of Parliament or to sit and vote in Parliament if he is “a citizen of Sri Lanka who is also a citizen of any other country’.”

Gotabaya Rajapaka on Elections 2015

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  • 40
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    HOW NICE , SO WHEN IS YOUR FLIGHT YOU SAID?

    • 36
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      RE: Patriotic Gota Lies On Facebook: Prefers To Remain A US Citizen

      “Gota can easily win if he contests and secure a parliamentary seat, however for him to do that he has to give up his American citizenship, we thought he is patriot” an angry source close to Wimal Weerwansa told Colombo Telegraph today.

      “However, let me assure you of my continued commitment to serving the people and the nation. “

      Yes, you have served well, yourself, with your brother,and extended family who are, along with Maitripala Sirisena, have become:

      The Greatest

      1. Spineless

      2. Wimps

      3. Liars

      4. Cowards

      5. Traitors

      6. Crooks

      7. And and Bribe Takers

      in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, ever.

      Yes, Ever!

    • 30
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      A Family of Frauds.

      • 6
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        DO NOT WORRY GOTA! ONCE YOUR BROTHER IS ELECTED AS PM, SURE YOU WILL GET YOUR POSITION AGAIN SO UNTIL THEN KEEP LOW AND PRAY TO THE TRIPLE GEM AND HELP THOSE PEOPLE YOU HAVE ABDUCTED AND KILLED.

    • 26
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      So so… :)

      Will Gota go to his previous job of Pertol Station Supervisor back in US?

      Good Luck Gota.

      • 20
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        Nope, he was a 7- Eleven store clerk. Store

      • 11
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        He don’t need to syphoned enough gold to last a minimum of seven generations. Regarding getting his previous job will most likely be working under under a illegal alien a Tamil supervisor any how.

      • 8
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        Oi! Renuka

        You bloody punk do not insult people who had done yeoman service to this country – we and many normal citizens of this country consider him as a patriotic hero of our motherland and you have no bloody right to insult the opinion of these millions – What the heck you have done to this country other than writing third class comments

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          [ Edited out]

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          Rabok

          “You bloody punk do not insult people who had done yeoman service to this country”

          I don’t believe any one in their right mind dare insult those who had done yeoman service to the people, only a few names come to my mind such as Dr C W W Kannangara, Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam, Walpola Rahula Thero, T.B.Jayah, R A L H Gumnawardana, Bala Thambo
          Gananath Obeysekere ………..

          “we and many normal citizens of this country consider him as a patriotic hero of our motherland and you have no bloody right to insult the opinion of these millions”

          You may consider him a patriotic hero (patriotism & heroism are two good places hide their own crimes) however rest of the people know he is a war criminal and a despot.

          War criminals don’t deserved to be celebrated as heroes, in fact they deserve condemnation until these war criminals, own up their crimes, say sorry and beg pardon.

          By the way many normal citizens are very very stupid because they can be emotionally charged with bigotry, racism and hora patriotism, in no time.

          A war criminal is a war criminal is a war criminal………… however much you want to repackage him.

  • 54
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    This is the man who killed many innocent people in our country.
    This is the man who robbed numerous public properties in our country.
    This is man who murdered professional journalist Mr. Lasantha Wickramatunga.

    • 8
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      And this is the man who whitvanned if anyone would go against Rajapakshes.

      This is the man who destroyed the house properties for colombo beauftification – by force… those were though given new houses, all these had been done by without listening to the grievances of the those who met with those house properties.

      Today, being able to go and see that indepence square renovation and see the jogging tracks during my 2 weeks trip made to the island – I feel all those who just see it surface seem enjoying while the majority are kept away from those entertaining events.

    • 0
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      I thought General Fonseka and he both got together to do that. Remember how SF threatened and got Keith Noyahr assaulted and raped? Remember how SF threatened Iqbal Athas that he had to flee? Remember how Lasantha attacked SF 2 weeks before his murder in a,column ridiculing AF’s vain glorious attempts to award all the medals to himself and how he tried to get his military record expunged?

  • 46
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    What do you expect from this scum ? Bloody coward who ran away at the height of the war and returned only after the brother became the President !

    Another corrupt ganu hora just like the brother !

    Ranil should use him to upgrade and beautify the prisons !!

    • 16
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      As this thief came to Sri lanka , start stilling for every were,1st the Mig deal , last the Port city deal..

    • 18
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      This is the man who murdered professional journalist Mr. Lasantha Wickramatunga and abducted and killed the famous journalist Ehaliyagoda.

      HE IS A COLD BLODDED MURDERER AND SOLELY GIVING ORDERS TO KILL THE INNOCENT TAMIL CIVILIANS AT MULLIVAIKKAL IN THE MULLAITIVU DISTRICT IN MAY OF 2009.

      Ranil should send him to prison for life for the sins he committed.

    • 10
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      Point of View – Ranil and MS are gutless politicians and they could not find one country to help them to find the people’s money stacked
      in various banks all over the world. Though, they bragged that several countries has come out to help, to revive democracy in our country. You and I and CT readers know that billions of dollars were siphoned away, but ordinary masses want proof of robbery as they do not run the treasury and this will boomerang against Ranil in the coming election if they cannot prove even one case. Foreign minister is roaming the world at people’s expense, also cannot find the source of information the people want, and they are bound to think that it was a diabolical lie, spread by the govt.to insult the past regime, where the truth is different.

      We could have had a stable govt. and the people of all races and religions would have been happy by now if the above worked sincerely for good governance and finally MS has found only 3 or 4 people who have plundered the country and they were denied nominations and the others were treated as saints.

  • 30
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    As usual lies, deception Continues and nothing as surprising.

  • 28
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    Under the cloak of nationalism hides the pseudo patriot of Sri Lanka, Gota- A Killer, a destroyer of many innocent people and families on all sides of the ethnic divide. An army officer who was known to be a coward within the ranks and used the influence of his then politician brother MR not to face the LTTE on the war front and retire from service but was happy to send others to face death.

    So, Gota wanting to hug on to his American Citizenship is no surprise to me or anybody.

  • 17
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    Get lost [Edited out]. LIAR!

  • 4
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    I am willing to say “Thank You” even if a “Devil” does something Good.No doubt, GR along with many others (although some stooges want to say ,it was “Gota’s War”) gave we, Sri Lankans big relief by getting rid of that Megalomaniac who ruined our country for three decades. But, this man after that LOST his HEAD and joined hands with his brother in “Shady Deals” and today he is called upon to “account” for. He would have found “temporary relief” from Courts, due to obvious “negligence” of our Administrators; but will not ESCAPE that “responsibility”. He himself, at a press interview explained why he cannot go to live in his adopted home land. If that is the case, he has the option to live here; BUT, must undertake to face some of the accountability issues he is now faced with. He must also remember “One Good Deed” will not be “Weighed” in favor of much greater “Accountable Issues” he is now confronted with by the FCID. It is no surprise that the UPFA in its present form is making a frantic attempt to get him “enrolled” to their fold, because they – MR & Co (Unlimited) know that would be the best way to provide a safety net. My advice: Mr. GR – Face the facts and answer the questions put to you and seek “relief permanently” OR “Accept” responsibility and pay off for the wrong doings. If you do that, I will treat you as a HERO and will write a much, much better book than that “Gota’s War”.

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      Douglas

      “GR along with many others (although some stooges want to say ,it was “Gota’s War”) gave we Sri Lankans big relief by getting rid of that Megalomaniac who ruined our country for three decades.”

      It was Hindians together with VP got rid of the megalomaniac and gave us relief. However even the Hindians couldn’t stop the Sinhala/Buddhist state ruining the island for the past 67 years.

      “But, this man after that LOST his HEAD and joined hands with his brother in “Shady Deals” and today he is called upon to “account” for.”

      Don’t you think its a fair price this country is obliged to pay the clan for beating up the Demelas and nipping their aspirations at the butt?

      ” I will treat you as a HERO and will write a much, much better book than that “Gota’s War”.”

      Even if he repays the stolen national wealth he will never be a hero for the simple reason he committed war crimes and crime against humanity not only in 2009 but between 1987 and 1991.

      History will never be kind to him.

    • 0
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      it is because people like you that none of these murders are locked up. Liberals like you and the people in power right now ms ranil etc are there not for the common people but their own class and people like you give them the ammunition to not to do the right thing. Genocide does not make anyone a hero.

  • 11
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    A megalomaniac to every letter of the word…. A coward by choice and not a victim of circumstances. He lied low all these days knowing he would be dragged to the jail…It was a mistake by Ranil to have loosened the grip on him and giving him time to play his cards, which he did to his advantage by buying time to answer questions by the CID and then filing a FR petition PAYING Romesh De Silva HUGE lawyer fees…Now that chances of his bro coming back this LUNATIC is trying his 2 cents. I blame RANIL for letting the Jarapassas off the hook either coz of a DEAL or out of threat… Nevertheless RW is the one to be blamed… Bring in new blood and send even RW home… They LIVED their lives in LUXURY while the average Joe had to tighten up the belt, each time and everytime….

    Bring in Harin( the game changer), Harsha,Sajith,Hirunika,Marikkar and the likes to parliament and send home the crooks… like Johnston,Vasu,Dinesh,Wimal, Sajin, Namal Bandula,Dew,Duminda and others..

    Bringing on AKD as a PM would also be fine but not ALL JVP to parliament…

  • 10
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    Dayan Jayatilleke – LOST and not found. I wont miss him.

  • 12
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    N G R Or M G R ???.

    How Can a patriot, Loot and ransack his own mother country’s wealth and resources ?????/.

    By the way,
    According to the Great Sri lankan Historian Michael Jakson Antony, They are, the Jarapassa clan are descendant of the King Gamunu and buddhas blood linage.

    But We know that they are from Malaccan immigrants who betrayed to Sinhale Kings !!!!!!.

    look at their Malay like a like faces??.

    • 3
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      JULAMPITIYE Gotta is no different then any of the plethora of so called patriotic losers. They are all hypocrites who live in the West but keep pining for Sri Lanka but given the chance to go back run a thousand miles from Sri Lanka to work in Western countries. Most if them will work on menial jobs in the West than ever come back to Sri Lanka.

  • 10
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    Gotabaya is the architect of denying the Dual Citizenship to many patriots after he gained his. This country could have gained not only with their professional skills but also with their unflux of fresh capital we could well use but he couldn’t give a jot as long as these people didn’t compete with him. Sadly the costs is now out of reach for the innocents who did not accept bribes or cheat others. We should be finding ways to attract these people back into our folds instead of driving them away.

  • 6
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    After the 17th August two brothers MaRa and Chamal and son Namal will become MPs. MS is beholden to MARa and MaRa will coerce MS and give high positions to Gotha and Basil.
    End of August or early or mid September MaRa brothers together with the armed forces will take over the Country and put under military rule like Myanmar or Thailand or Pakistan under Musharaf.

    An Asian power will support the MaRa’s new govt. with this kind of military take over.

    • 0
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      This is precisely what frightens everybody and will never again vote these dangerous clowns back in again.

  • 4
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    I thought not long ago We Thamizh claimed he was in a rush to give up his US citizenship, because all powerful We Thamizh were going to get the mighty USA to charge him with chenociiiite!!1! and send DEVGRU and Delta Force to haul him off to The Hague :D We Thamizh really need to make our minds up and stick with one line come hell or high water :D

    • 6
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      Wee Thamihz Senior Journalist Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

      “We Thamizh were going to get the mighty USA to charge him with chenociiiite!!1! and send DEVGRU and Delta Force to haul him off to The Hague”

      Actually Gota is bit scared to go back to USA. When did he last visit his country?

      He is hiding here along with other undesirables. The clan has made this island a safe haven for pimps, crooks, arms dealers, drug smugglers, war criminals, …….

      You should advise him to visit his beloved country as well.

  • 4
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    My sweet Gota

    Please give up your US citizenship and broaden your chest to challenge all the evils that are trying to undermine you and your brother Mahinda.

    US citizenship is useless for you. Sell your properties in US and work with your brother. Don’t trust the Americans. They will try to nail you.

    Without you, Mahinda will be in a difficult situation. I am here to help you whatever way. I work with international NGO’s and can find ways to safeguard you. Please contact me if you need any help.

    I intend joining the campaign for your brother for two weeks before the elections. Hope I will get the opportunity to meet you. We can do a lot together.

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      Nirmala

      A few days ago you mentioned you had an anxious desire to try Izeth Hussain’s vattilapam, having tasted Medamulana Meeharaka’s on a regular basis.
      You may also try GOATA’s vattilapam. GOATA is also a pig shit eater by his own words. I am sure “you can do a lot together.” Good luck !

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      [Edited out]

  • 4
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    What makes so many persons here so sure that Gota may not return to some Ministerial post? MS betrayed all of you once and he can do it again. What makes you all think that maybe MS did not plot this whole Opera last year when he left the UPFA to contest. Why was the Rajapakses so sure of their security and at the same time would belong to the so called “untouchables”?
    Come August and you will be wiser.
    Is is the curtain call for UNP?

  • 5
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    When I read this headline I thought that indeed the Former Defense Secretary and Former War Hero had indeed lied.

    But all we have is a statement on Facebook and some unidentified allegations.

    This is how we treat our war heroes – sorry – Former War Heroes- with mud.

  • 4
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    He probably is thinking of his future…An American prison is definitely better than a Sri Lankan prison.

  • 0
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    gota does not need to contest.he has to only hang on to his brothers coattails and get the defence secretary’s job if the brother comes back to power.If the brother does not come back to power he might as well take a backseat and not be a MP.Why take a risk when he can see which way the wind blows in the future.If the wind blows towards his brother it blows towards him too and if it blows away from his bro it blows away from him too.His fate is intrinsically interconnected to his brother’s.

  • 3
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    First of all the front photo is horrible. Second, he can’t live piecefully if he go back to US – all the dead ones by chemical bombs, killed for revealing his chemical and cluster bomb issue like Lasantha, eaten by sharks, raped and tortured to death innocent mothers, tortured to death for money, killed for body parts and many more will haunt him to death. I do not think he is such a fool to go back to US. Even he may be arrested for his crimes. Srilanka is the only save haven until resists exist- never know how long. Ther is no permanent save haven for this stupid. Think and act- Krishna from Mahabaratham – karma will chase him for many generations.

  • 3
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    Gotabaya has already applied the US embassy to cancel his dual citizenship. So no point in this article now.

    Source – http://www.adaderana.lk/news/31495/gotabaya-says-he-applied-the-us-embassy-to-cancel-his-dual-citizenship

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    Here on his face book he has made a declaration that he is not contesting this election.Thats all.
    There is a another side to this story other than the one spinned by the Rump spin docotors.
    He once declaired that he will be contesting the forthcoming elections and that he had already handed over the papers to the US embassy in Colombo denouncing his US citizenship.
    Then two of the important UPFA supposed to be candiddates have asked MR to stop him from contesting because they will pale in to insignificance if GR contest and MR had done the needful,then GR declaired he is not contesting afterall.
    The chief incumbent of the Asgiriya chapter too praised him for this decision and asked to stick with it.
    It is true that he will not be travelling to the US in this life of his for the simple reason that the state dept dogs will be all over him the moment he set foot there.
    That is regardless of what he did or did not do!!!
    That is a price he was willing to pay when he undertook to eliminate the sungoat and his murderous gang from th face of this earth.

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    Friends..This law should apply for all government positions..It’s well known fact that Central Bank Governor is a Singaporean
    ..

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