6 August, 2020

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Plot To Assassinate Me During CHOGM, This Parliament Is Being Censored: Mangala Takes On Speaker Chamal

Former Foreign Minister and UNP Member of Parliament Mangala Samaraweera yesterday revealed details of a plot to assassinate him during the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Colombo next month.

Following a heated exchange, the Speaker of Parliament said that he would look into the MP’s issue and ensure equal security for all MPs.

Mangala

On a collision course with the Speaker of Parliament, Chamal Rajapaksa, Samaraweera raised the issue of his security as a matter of parliamentary privilege and said his reference to the Presidential Security Division in a previous parliamentary speech had been subject to censorship.

Repeatedly interrupted by the Speaker when he was attempting to make the reference again, Samaraweera threatened to report his censorship to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association of which Sri Lanka holds the Chair.

“Report it anywhere you want, the Speaker shot back.”

“You are the custodian sir, of this assembly,” Samaraweera charged.

The Speaker repeatedly said the censorship was not a matter of parliamentary privilege. “It is your opinion that your life is in danger, You believe that – you are scared,” Speaker Rajapaksa said.

“You cannot shut our mouths,” Samaraweera shot back

“Open it then,” the Speaker said, as the House erupted.

Samaraweera charged: “This Parliament is being censored.”

The Following is Samaraweera’s full statement on the plot to assassinate him:

“I have reliable information about a plot to assassinate me in the run-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting ( CHOGM) to be held in Colombo from the 15th – 18th November.

According to intelligence reports prepared by the SIS ( State Intelligence Service) a well known contract killer called ‘Chaku’ and another underworld criminal called ‘ Kota Gamini’ have been assigned the task of carrying out my murder.

According to the warped criminal minds of those who want me killed, this is a propitious time to do so , as everyone will assume that the killing carried out just before so many heads of state are in attendance, is to

embarrass the government . The blame is to be squarely put on those who are waging a political and media mud slinging war against me since the recent incident in Matara. The conspirators hope ‘to kill two birds with one stone’ through this insidious act: on one hand a vociferous critic of the regime, both inside and outside Parliament will be silenced and on the other, they think they can further divide the opposition by putting the blame on sections of the UNP.

Mr. Speaker, the most important paragraph of my statement has been deleted and this proves beyond any doubt that the freedom of speech of even MPs is curtailed under this regime. When I met you in your chambers at 4pm last afternoon, you consented to the whole statement but later in the evening I received a censored version with the most important para censored. Is the Secretary General now the censor general of Parliament? On what grounds has the following para been censored?

However, I can, with responsibility state that the master mind behind this conspiracy is a senior Defence Official who has been behind many of the political killings, white van abductions and assault on journalists during the last several years.

Why has this been censored? Under what standing order? Who is the SG trying to protect? The SG must be looking after the interests of Parliamentarians and not senior officials in the defence sector.

The following has also been censored.

I have also been told that a very important VIP recently talked of the need ‘ to shut me up’ in front of several senior cabinet Ministers. The standing orders of this house prevent me from naming those concerned but I will be lodging a formal complaint tomorrow with the Police with all the details of this conspiracy.

This high handed act by the SG is a direct violation of the Commonwealth Charter and the Lattimer house principles.

V. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

We are committed to peaceful, open dialogue and the free flow of information…..and to enhancing democratic traditions and strengthening democratic processes.

VI. SEPARATION OF POWERS

We recognise the importance of maintaining the integrity of the roles of the Legislature, Executive and Judiciary………

If you expunge the relevant para, I will make a formal complaint to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Union.

The Parliament must protect the integrity of the legislature without pandering to the interest of the executive.

As the custodian of the safety and security of all the members of this house, Mr. Speaker, I request you to to urgently intervene in this matter with those concerned. I also request you to provide me with adequate security including the allocation of local police guard provided to the residences of MPs which I have been deprived of since the inception of the present Parliament.

Listen the debate here;

Part one

Part two

Part three

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    if they plot to kill you during the CHOGAM….wait till the CHOGAM is over……there will be a mass murder

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    good plan by Gota….
    the regime will then say you took asylum in one of the Commonwealth countries and have left the country in a disguise as one of the delegates

    like they smuggled colnel Karuna

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    .
    Lasantha used to say the same thing…..and….

    :-)

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      Just count how many enemies Lasantha must have made in both sides of the house with his selected ‘investigative’ journalism and publishing it in his paper? Such writings were so nasty, any one of them or even together could have given the contract to murder him.

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        Really! Lasantha was selective so what? One cannot focus on everything; this is why a free press is necessary for democracy. You have justified his murder because he was selective!

        “Such writings were so nasty” Such writings were nasty to those who could not defend themselves! Nasty because the truth hearts! Get real mister; you cannot pick and chose and eliminate the ones who do not agree with you. This is not just nasty but sheer barbarism!

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    What a murderous Circus Sri Lanka has become.

    Is State Intelligence Service (SIS) there to protect the nation?

    Looks like their job is to ensure the survival of extended family, cronies and henchmen of the corrupt, power hungry ruling clan.

    Cheers!

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      Mangala is hallucinating as usual . Maybe paving the way for seeking asylum in the west . This is the normal way the journalists have justified their asylum claims . He is only following the normal procedure , of journalists who have bee successful in having a foothold in rich countries.

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        Sarojini,

        “Mangala is hallucinating”

        I don’t know Mangala so well like you dot.

        However, given perks and privileges Mangala has been enjoying as a MP of Sri Lanka, I don’t believe he has any reason to seek asylum for economic reasons.

        Given Sri Lanka’s recent unsolved, mysterious, crime ridden past under current regime, not only Mangala, but many have good reason to fear for their lives.

        I know that much.

        Cheers!

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    Not before or during CHOGM. May be AFTER. One more head is not going to
    make much of a difference for a regime whose reputation is steeped in
    blood, murder and robbery. So long as men like Sharma are buyable why worry?

    Horikadey

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    Is this the stuff that the Colombo Elite, sorry Cosmopolitan Intelligentsia have as their leader material, and offer the great majority of our inhabitant population to look after them and take them forward in this post Nanthikadal era?.

    Wouldn’t any threats to his valuable life obviously come from the UNP Bathgottas in Matara, sorry the Matara Intelligentia of the Keselwatta Kid’s camp?.

    Haven’t his big brothers Cameron and Harper not done anything except giving him the dosh to run his anti Sinhala, anti Buddhist and anti Rajapaksa Web rag LeN, for him to plead the Indian Sharma for protection?.,

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      Blah Blah Blah keep it up maybe someone will listen to you you bloody moron.

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      KA – This is “..the stuff that…” your heroes used to get voted into their present positions – and then dumped when he didn’t suit their purpose any more. Don’t you remember?

      As for “dosh”, remember the “dosh” that went to the LTTE for the boycott that enabled your idol to win the election?

      Sure looks like your memory suffers from your myopic views!

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    Mangala, calm down. Nobody is trying to kill you. You are wasting your skills and talents by associating with a bunch of losers. There are some problems with aspects of governance, but please highlight them in a responsible manner, without hysteria. The country is progressing, be a part of it, contribute positively. You are more likely to be harmed by your current associates, and not anybody else.

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      Man-gala was finished when he bungled his 2″X2″ kurudu polu game. He is trying to cover that and be a ‘pora’ with a new trick of self murder. Only stupids who venerate LeN would buy it.

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        Wera:
        Please don’t insult morons by comparing them to Tsunamisekera aka Leela aka…. aka.

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    This type of response from the current speaker is expected. He is another rajapakse MORON. If srilankans are illiterate and elect the present government then they have to pay the price. LONG LIVE ILLIRATE SINHALA BUDHISTS OF SRILANKA.

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    Who wants to kill this kabaragoya

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      We are all behind Mangy.We can’t afford to loose this super political clown!

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        Only stupid Shit eating, Satakya wearing, kabaraya clan from Hambathota.

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    This is to cover up his murder activity recently in UNP rally , people not eating punnakku to believe this idiot

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      His murder activity? Have you confused old Gooonaratne with Mangala?? Or are you eating poonnakku?

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    I find it hard to believe there is or was a plot because MR and Co. would not risk the negative publicity soo close to Commonwealth Meeting. Besides what is Mangala going to do to Rajapaksa rule that is anymore of a concern that any of the other Rajapaksa opponents.

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      Mangala by being close to Rajapaksa and then leaving, has fallen into the ARCH ENEMY category.

      He will be harassed to the maximum and yes possible murdered.

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      What would MR gain by killing a [Edited out]rat? Anyone can see that Rajapakses are better off Man-gala remain active in the UNP.

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    Who would waste his time trying to kill Mongal Samaraweera? This is an attempt to gain cheap publicity. Besides if someone wanted to kill him and get away with it, why do it at a time when the murder is sure to attract lot of unwanted publicity. On the other hand if someone wanted to become famous by floating bogus death threats, this would be the time to make hay!

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    Mangy is trying to divert attention from Anti-Ranil Campaign, with the support of MARA regime ???

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    No one is going to waste a bullet on you Mangala!

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    Obviously he has inside information….and keeps getting more of it. No wonder the Regime wants to shut him up!

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      Benefit of the doubt does to him. When a leader has killed his first
      wife and got off it with the help of Ranil, as the story goes, the
      possibility of picking out an irritant in the Dynasty build-up is very
      possible. Prevention is better than Cooray (cure).

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    Why????????????
    anyone kill you it’s for the future of U.N.P.
    don’t worry MR save you and Ranil. you and Ranil are most valuable asset for MR government.

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    This response of the speaker to protect his siblings against accusations by an MP in parliament is totally against behaviour expected from a responsible head of parliament.
    This speaker has reverted to his behaviour in his previous ‘avatar’ – that of a policeman,who will never allow a citizen to make allegations of misconduct about his colleagues.

    This is the danger of electing a head of parliament who has OLevel education and was a member of the police force which is/was part and parcel of the long record of human rights violations in sri lanka,confirmed by many outsiders including UN Rapporteurs.

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    What is after all an assasination to a China connected man?

    The most friendly country to the Regime is C H I N A, where alleged
    forced live organ harvesting is taking place. Transplants have gone
    up by 300%!

    An on-line Petition to the UN on this topic can be signed before
    30-11-13 here:

    http://www.dafoh.org/petition-to-the-united-nations/

    Other links of interest are:

    http://www.organharvestinvestigation.net
    http://www.staatsorgane.org/
    http://www.igfm.ch/organraub.html
    http://www.david-kilgour.com/

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    I am so so sorry Mangala that you have suffering hallucinations. You are not that important to any side in Sri Lankan politics anymore and, have to conjure up images of being a prime assasination target? Paw Aney!

    How the mighty have fallen!

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      Upul,
      Even Lasantha ‘hallucinated’ and you know what happened.
      With this regime,with a man in charge of white vans,murder squads,disappearances,dead bodies found occasionally,arrested persons dying in custody etc.,a complaint by a former foreign minister cannot be taken lightly.

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    This is one among 250 jokers sitting in the Legislature of Sri Lanka.

    All of them must be written off as “BAD DEBTS”. If any one of them or all get “Death Threats” it is nothing else, but the way the KARMA works. In Buddha Dhamma it is called “dittha-dhamma-vedaniya kamma” meaning “Karma ripening during the life-time”. In short you pay for what you have done during your life time now and not later.

    At least now I hope “Realization” of what is in stock would be dawned on him and all others.

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    Kill Viggi instead! :)

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      Lets all kill this sob Fathima Fockashemale instead.

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    Come on;;

    Who wants to bother to slaughter a CHICKEN – when they have 20 odd Million COWS TO MILK FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE –
    =======================================================================

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    destroy the extended family

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