21 September, 2020

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Police Is Deliberately Remaining Inactive On Rajapaksa Crimes: Rajitha

Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said that the Police department is deliberately remaining inactive on the crimes committed by the Rajapaksa family despite certain allegations against them being proven and are instead resorting to focusing on the ‘small fish’.

Rajitha

Rajitha

Speaking at a media briefing today, Minister Senaratne said although the government changed, the state mechanisms yet remain the same and are headed by Rajapaksa henchmen who were granted promotions and various other perks during the previous regime.

“I will reveal the names of these officials within a few days. Those in law enforcement authorities are not taking necessary action so that they can tarnish the image of the government and disappoint those who supported us,” he said.

He went on to state however that they would keep the pledges they made to the people and would take grave action against those who committed abuses during the Rajapaksa regime.

He said the counsel, who advised the Attorney general’s department on the course of action against the Avant Garde controversy, has then appeared and obtained bail for the Avant Garde owner.

“He most probably came to an agreement with the AG Department to refrain from objecting to bail being granted in the case,” he said.

The Minister went on to state that arrest Shashi Weerawansa etc are not the important matters.

“The first question should be who has funded to start CSN? In the Rajapaksa family alone, two charges against them have been proven in cases filed at the Bribery and Corruption Commission and two rape cases have been filed as well. . . We will deal with these issues first. We are not in a hurry to go for a general election, this parliament can function for another two years so priority will be given to bringing those who committed crimes and abuses during the Rajapaksa regime, to book,” he added.

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    Minister Rajitha Senaratne

    Police Is Deliberately Remaining Inactive On Rajapaksa Crimes: Rajitha

    Solution:Just Do It. That is what Nike Says.

    Give Tasks, Deadlines and suspend , transfer etc. if not accomplished. Then hand them over to JVP. You will get results.

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    Looks like the Minister is trying to whitewash Sashi’s crime. Travelling around with an ill-gotten diplomatic passport so that your luggage is not inspected, is a crime. She has travelled to India just for a day and returned. Why?

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      He is not whitewashing Sashi’s crime. He (Rajitha) is frustrated, and rightly so, that the police are merely after the small fish while ignoring the big fish. The Rajapaksas have plenty of money to buy their henchmen. Rajitha is right to say that elections are not important now. Get the stinking house cleaned up first. Nab the culprits who had a free run on people’s money. It looks like the regime may have to build a new high-security prison as almost everyone in the Rajapakse regime have their hands soiled.

      Now that Prishantha Jayakody is ready to spill the beans on the much hated white-van crimes, the govt should not leave the entire investigation into the hands of the former dictator’s henchmen. Instead they should nab the culprits to clear the stain on SL.

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        : Sri Lanka Mirror

        Is he clean? Well, I don’t think so. He is troubled by the investigations for sure.

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    So Tilak Marapane, President’s Counsel,
    Member of the United National Party
    Working Committee and trusted friend
    of Ranil Wickremesinghe is the culprit.

    He appeared for Yapa Nissanka Senadipathi
    in the Magistrate Court to get his passport,
    that was impounded, released. He is also
    Advisor to Wickremasinghe on anti-corruption
    and gave orders to the Attorney General’s
    Department not to object when the application
    for the passport is made in courts. They
    obeyed his orders.

    JVP leader Anura Kumara disclosed Tilak
    Marapana and his other partner in crime Justice
    Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha at a public
    meeting in Kurunegala. Read today’s Divaina
    newspaper for the report.

    So the UNP government is protecting the big
    sharks for big money. So this is the UNP after
    so many years in the opposition.

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      How come these old UNP “Hacks” are still able to rule and influence outcomes in vital cases?

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    If I have an atomb bomb I will destroy sri lakka.

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      stick that into your rear end, then it will be a nuclear supository! :)

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    The minister makes a good case for why only an
    international investigation into war crimes can bring out
    the truth.

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      on shashi’s date of birth?

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        sach

        “on shashi’s date of birth?”

        It is too trivial for International Independent Investigation just as your stupid comments/bum lifting exercise.

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    You dumb [Edited out] alawys saying I will be revealing the names in time to come. When is it damn time to come you whore? Aint shasi a thief too? You are trying to protect. Let the judiciary do the necessary investigations and put everyone in jail who did take bribes. Even they should investigate you. You took bribes from companies by passed tender procedures and gave contract to companies. You should be investigated too. Even not only you ravi karunanayake mangal every one should be investigated and if proven guilty should be in jail. Same to rapassas weerawanasa silvas.OKIEE!

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    ” two charges against them have been proven in cases filed at the Bribery and Corruption Commission and two rape cases have been filed as well. . .”

    Rape cases ! is that Clown prince or Navy Chief ?

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    Is the Minster trying to ask the people what is happening. He is a senior minister in this government and we as voters expect them to make the election promises fulfilled. They are lacking behind in most areas, especially taking into task the corrupt whoever they may have been in the previous government. It is very disappointing.

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    Now that his mate Rajiva got the ass from our Muslim Minister of Higher Education, is Rajitha having a bob each way?..

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    Minister what is preventing you from kicking out these officials who were appointed by tMR?. Get rid of them, the sooner the better and the people want you to get rid of them so that the big fish will be caught.
    I am not sure Ranil want to do anything as he is colluding with MR.

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    What Rajitha Senaratne bleats about is stale news, now taken as common knowledge in the public domain. So we have to wait “a days” more for him to reveal all. Why is he opening his mouth in fractions?

    Not only the cops, but Ruwan Wijewardena and other Ministers and Deputy Ministers are protecting rogues from the old regime. Unfortunately it has come to such a pass that even President and Prime Minister are no longer above suspicion when it comes to protecting old-regime rogues.

    Nothing will get done by complaining, protesting and writing articles. Only if the people come to the streets (think about Aam Aadmi in Delhi) will there be any improvement. But will they pour out? Unlike Delhi people, Sri Lankan people have much lower social consciousness.

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    Comedy Thamai!

    Minister, I know Rambukawela, Rumbukawela is a friends of mine, Minister you are not Rambukawela! – (Lloyd Bentsen -1988 presidential election). Ha ha ha!

    Uselass case!

    You are so badly mishandling the issues. IGP is poppet Tamils. Whom else he can blame.

    Dear friend Shashi is taken. Don’t cry for her. Find out another one. Have you heard about a Tamil woman named Jeyakumari? Can you cry for her for second please?

    You double played in the Old Royal Government. Switched over at a good time. Now playing the same double here too. If JR was there he would have obtained your resignation letter before he give you the Minister post.

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    Seems Sri Lanka needs a “French Revolution” with peoples’ courts and guillotines installed on road sides – and flowing rivers of blood – blood of politicians and their lackeys.

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    Dear Minister.

    I suppose Politicians, ministers are leaders and executives,

    Who are these police-people – they are bureaucrats, correct ?

    and the executive – leaders say “we can not control these bureaucrats”.

    So, whom should the general public ask to lead them ?

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    It was not long back, the opposition led by Mr. Sirisena praised the
    integrity, loyalty and patriotism of the Police force and attorney general for saving the country against all odds,from an alleged coup attempt by the ruling party on the 9th of January/2015, after winning the election and very same people who managed to form the govt. is now accusing the Police and attorney general’s office for delaying the high
    profile cases and attending to minor cases. Have you given enough protection for the Police to act with vengeance , in the event,the VVIPs and some section of the people turn against the police,? ,while the ministers have friendly contacts with the opposition to protect themselves in any event. How sure are you to form the next Govt.after the next elections? for the Police to take stern action against the corrupted people, who are roaming freely in the country and abroad.

    By appointing Ranil as PM with 49 MPs, breaking all norms in a democratic institution ,the govt., retained the Presidency system ,
    while many educated people including Mr. RMBS suggested to go for West Minister style of governing, to find a place for Ranil who, presume, was not prepared to work under PM, Sirisena in a west Minister style of Governing, where the PM heads the cabinet and the govt. The govt.
    has put the cart before the horse and given way for challenges by the current opposition.This was the cause for calling up a massive rally by them in Nugegoda recently and the opposition is strengthened due to Govt. meddling with the rules of governing to please Ranil and at one time earlier, it was assumed that the opposition is dead and look at the situation now. The current Govt.is talking about an all party coalition without major players like JVP & TNA who have a considerable vote banks, unlikely to participate in it.
    It will be interesting to watch how the govt. will solve this tricky situation and hold on to power.I hope they will not let down the people
    who took utmost risk to vote for Mr.Sirisena for good governance and the PM should talk less as he has warned the media of strong actions, clashed with TNA and turned his back to China, assuming leadership of the country. What did the organizers of the regime change, M/s Ranil, Managala, CBK and the current President had in mind, when they planned this ill planned coup in some form. Did they not visualise a situation of this nature would arise. They have put this hard fought victory in jeopardy with short sighted thinking and that may be the reason CBK is out of the country, who promised 50 PC of the SLFP cross overs to Mr. Sirisena’s coalition

    Police men & women are also human beings and they have to play safe in their own and family interest as in the event, there is a change of govt. at the next parliamentary election, what would happen to these officers who led the inquiries . They will be punished in some form and transferred to remote areas and the families will get separated due education of the children and spouses employment etc. and they
    will not take such risks to favour an unstable govt.

    What the people suggest is to put a hold on these cases until the next elections passes and a democratic govt. is formed to protect

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    Why is Ranil spoiling his chances of becoming PM again?

    Why are the UNP shielding the crooks big and small?

    My3 should throw out Ranil Wijedasa Marapana Sagala Ratnayaka and any one who obstructs good governance for which MY3 was elected by the people.

    MY3 is losing his grip ,so ,he should have good company not crooks,to hold on to power ,
    This time my vote will not go to the UNP,may be the people will bring JVP to the top,because they stand by what they say.

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    Police Is Deliberately Remaining Inactive On Rajapaksa Crimes-Ranjitha

    It is quite expected, they were not the sacred cows; watching like spectators when BBS run havoc bashing innocents and even monk was something there have been used to. To come from where they were, it was quite remarkable.

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    The whole world is waiting to see how the Sinhala Buddhist nation deals with its venerable Duminda.

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    Many policemen, both in the high and lower ranks, owe their promotions to the Rajapakse regime – who promoted only those who protected them.
    Hence, this is not surprising.
    Many died in police custody, and no action was taken – police got away with murder, including those the political opponents of the former regime.

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    Problem is credibility. Last time Ranil was in power he destroyed LRRP with his hysterically paranoid accusations along with his UNP crony Udugampola the other loyal UNP brother of the torturer SSP. Exposed national security operations to gain popularity.

    Then On Jan 10th 2015 Comrade Dr. Senaratne made hysterical accusations that our army is planning to disrupt Jaffna because a certain Brigadier had deployed ten member teams to different sites in Jaffna to incite violence. Where is the PROOF OF THIS SORT OF DEMORALIZING ALLEGATION. Ranil, Chandrika madam and Rajitha are no different from Gota in making hysterical accusations and destroying people and then backing down.

    Comrade Doctor, WHAT about the “coup” allegations and this canard about Army deploying ten member teams to destabilize your regime ? Ten member teams were used by General Fonseka to decimate Tigers and is that where you got the idea to lie to us?

    WHEN YOU CRY WOLF WOLF WOLF, it is hard to sieve the truth from lies by politicians. You sir were a powerful minister in the Rajapakse regime and you attacked Chandrika madam relentlessly with your character assassinations. Even if you are telling the truth how can we believe you because of your previous lies?

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    Comrade Doctor, WHY IS MERVYN SILVA that you guys were in such close cahoots with and one who assaulted public servants FREE ? Why are there no investigations into him?

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    What is the parlimentery support for action againts MR and others. What abount the collective respomsibility of cabinet. Are you also responsible. Can you come out with cabinet decisions that you were againts and that were passed. Responsibility for many decisions are for officials forced tpo agree. What are the implications. What is the responsibilities for favours for friend cronies and family. Go ahead and try and canvass for membres to pass legislation. First pass responsibility for collecting party funds and misspending govt. funds for election. How will party electoral organisers be given electoral representation. There is a big group within all parties that limited help and additional payment is required. The legal payment should be increased tom prevent corruption.The only solution is to go fir an early election or are they thinking of their pensions.

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    Before the election I challenged criticized the corrupt dealings of Rajapaksas in their respective FB pages , Namal bragged that he is ready to answer any questions, alas none of my questions answered instead they blocked & deprived me to comment, ok acceptable because they are corrupt. now whats wrong with Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa who is in the side of Good Governance who cannot take up his critics like a gentlemen when I posed questions about Avant Garde & its Boss Nissankas release of passport. He too did what other Rajapaksas did , blocked my comments.

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