1 December, 2020

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Police Releases Drawings Of Suspects Behind Lasantha’s Killing

Police headquarters today released the artist’s impression of two suspects in connection with the murder of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

The sketches were developed based on the witness statements given to the police in connection to the killing.

The first suspect in sketch (1) is believed to be around 35 year old, with brown eyes, fair in complexion and around 5 ft 8 in height, while the second suspect in sketch (2) is around 40 year old, hefty, with dark complexion and around 5 ft 10 in height.

Police have sought public assistance to apprehend the suspects.Lasa

Lasantha police

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    lasantha [Edited out]

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    looks like native vedda and rohan

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      Dear Sri Lanka Police,

      “Police have sought public assistance to apprehend the suspects.”

      Shall we call the officer-in-charge of this investigation Mr. Speedy Gonzalez? Shall we give the guy a well earned promotion? Whom are you kidding exactly?

      Have you interrogated former King Kong, Gota or Mervyn about this? I mean using proven techniques. Such as hanging in a Police cell, chilies on genitals & drunken overnight, merciless beatings. These high-tech methods unique to Sri Lanka Police would have yielded results in no time.

      FYI, all of the above mentioned people are members of the public now. Please do seek their assistance.

      Cheers!

      PS: That last guy in the drawings does resemble “Navy Tissa” to a certain extent.

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        Great Ben.

        If they really want to collect the bits – they have to trace almost everyone alleged to the murder. …
        Were times passed not sufficient to have done all these ?

        Oh yes, this is srilanka – me sitting in Germany forget this always.

        Gotas BBC interview is reminded me now- who is Lasantha hi hi hu hu hi.. who is lasantha …. usw.. ? Why not Gota is free from interogations ?

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        Spot on use sinhala Buddhist sports method ….yeap take shit out from gotha, mahintha….truth will come out.

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        //PS: That last guy in the drawings does resemble “Navy Tissa” to a certain extent. //

        You mean this guy?

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        Ben Hurling

        You now know how capable the policemen are and why they were not allowed to unleash their full/half/quarter/…. potential.

        Its about the structure of the state. You need a wise politician to creatively destroy the state and rebuild it as it is not fit for the purpose.

        Let us wait and see the outcome of all investigations.

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        Ben you are right. 2nd picture looks like Tissa.

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          [Edited out]

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      Excusee ..please..These guys are 5′ 8″” & 5″ 10″‘

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        KASmalam tries to claim responsibility by stating her height.

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      baludeen

      “looks like native vedda and rohan”

      Good try.

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    And, we think these people would still be in Sri Lanka! Ask the guards of the high security area. Didn’t the killing happen close to a heavily guarded Air Force base?

    Minister Keheliya Rambukwella at a media briefing on January 28, 2009 stated that he and President Mahinda Rajapaksa were aware of the identity of Wickrematunge’s murderers and that the President would make the facts known on February 15.

    Mervyn Silva mentioned to a private TV channel on October 6, 2010 that he has evidence to substantiate who was responsible for Wickrematunge’s murder.

    When there is a will there will be a way.

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    Does the sketch resemble, GOTA the God Father of the killing ?

    No point going behind the tail, when the head is walking like a king and issuing media statements too.

    It is no secret GOTA, the God Father is behind all the high profile murders without which not even a dog could be killed under MARA regime.

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      It was Fonseka.. that’s what our Ranil said in parliament… we must ask Ranil.. he seemed to have concrete evidence at that time!

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        Words: Better still, ask your godfather Gota and get it straight from the horse’s mouth!

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          Ohhhh… so you mean Ranil was lying at that time?? Yeah well I guess old habits die hard.. lol!

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    “Drawings Of Suspects”

    Looks like Gota in disguise.

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    [Edited out]

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      Now we have another racist amongst us by the name Balla

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        You guys have conveniently forgotten which leader and which party instigated the 1983 riots where thousands of Tamis were tortured and burnt alive!!!

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    Without doubt girithale heroes.

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    What a relief..

    No Aboriginal feature what so ever.

    A clean bill of health to our Sinha Le.

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      //A clean bill of health to our Sinha Le. //

      Like Samini Serasinghe said, (with a CT alert, Caution- The following is more suitable for the broad-minded and the wise. Others are kindly advised to pass!)

      Wonder if ours might have been a wiser, and a more ‘humane’ society, had our ‘ancient’ history, been based on Aesop’s Fables, instead of the Mahavamsa. For if not for the Mahavamsa, the Sinhalese may not have been endowed, with the reputation, of “Sinhalaya Modaya (The Sinhalese are Fools)”!

      In this “wonderland” called Sri Lanka, and in this day and age, one still comes across ‘academically’ educated, and supposedly intelligent ‘Buddhists’, but sadly lacking in wisdom, who reverently believe, that the Buddha walked out of his mother’s womb, and walked seven steps, while lotuses blossomed, under his feet!

      These very same supposedly educated, and intelligent ‘Buddhists’ also believe, that the enormous indentation, resembling a footprint on a boulder, at Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada to ‘Buddhists’), to be that of the Buddha. This would be in keeping with the conviction that the Buddha, was as tall, or perhaps even taller, than the Avukana Buddha statue, which stands above 40 feet (12 meters) in height!

      Then, there is the ‘Dalada Maligawe’ in Kandy; most Buddhists believe, the tooth relic housed within, belonged to the Buddha. Some adorn the ‘tooth casket’ with mounds of gold jewelry, fervently believing, that they would earn merit, to the value of the gold they offer. The thought of donating the value of this gold, to feed and help, the poor, sick and the needy, that would be far more meritorious, never cross their minds!

      For the full article (which I strongly recommend),
      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

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    Sumane.

    You say..
    Excusee..please..These guys are 5′ 8″ & 5’10”.

    Well then ,what is the correct measurement of the principal parts of the assassins?

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      @Plato, that is a tough question for Sumanasekeram as he never went to school and he never learnt how to measure things let alone humans.

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    Once-upon-a-time that nice boy Prageeth used to draw like this, no? For his cartoons. Whatever happened to him?

    I remember similar characters from the 3rd Battalion of the Sinhe Le Regiment. Amazing coincidence, no?

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    RE: Police Releases Drawings Of Suspects Behind Lasantha’s Killing

    “The sketches were developed based on the witness statements given to the police in connection to the killing.”

    “The first suspect in sketch (1) is believed to be around 35 year old, with brown eyes, fair in complexion and around 5 ft 8 in height, while the second suspect in sketch (2) is around 40 year old, hefty, with dark complexion and around 5 ft 10 in height.”

    “Police have sought public assistance to apprehend the suspects.”

    Dear Police> The Third Suspect looks like Gotabaya Rajapaksa, based on his mustache.

    Do you know where he lives? Mahinda Rajapaksa knows.

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    Really!!!!! Does it take 14 months to do a sketch of the suspects. The killers are know to all. We voted MS and RW to clear all this and the progress in every area of justice and development is painfully slow with this government. Inefficiency is gradually showing its head.

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      Gradually?????????

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    I went back to read the whole article by Samini Serasinghe in CT over two years ago (Mahavamsa- An Insult To The Buddha! December 21, 2013)

    Now I realise why His Excellency Mountain of Wisdom wrote the above ‘article’! He must have read Samini Serasinghe, and not capable of hitting her, he targeted Tamils.

    Samini Serasinghe writes under a sub-title “The Curse of the Caste System”

    What made all those Sinhalese who were originally Buddhists, turn to other religions?

    The caste system, denounced by the Buddha, has been fostered by none other, than the Buddhist clergy of the Mahavamsa, themselves. They divided themselves between Nikayas, based on caste, and banned those Buddhists, they called ‘low caste’, from entering the temples, they administered.

    Therefore, is it any wonder, that those Sinhalese Buddhists, would turn to a more compassionate faith, where caste, creed or ethnicity, has no place? Perhaps those Mahavamsa/Sinhala-Buddhists, like the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), their sponsors and supporters, ought to reflect on what they say and do, and ask themselves, why these Sri Lankans, who were originally Sinhalese Buddhists, renounced Buddhism, and embrace other faiths?

    Strangely, in India, it is the ‘low castes’; Harijans/Dalits, once called “untouchables” or “pariahs”, who are Buddhists, and not the Brahmins of India, despite the Buddha, being a Brahmin himself.

    Then, Samini Serasinghe goes onto talk about the Buddhist culture:

    My ‘Accidents’ with Mahavamsa-Buddhism

    My first school was a Convent, in Galle. Here, I was a very happy child, amidst a mélange of others, of various ethnic groups, and religions, including Buddhism.

    With time, my Buddhist family thought it essential, for me to change to a Buddhist school. So there I ended up in an exclusive Sinhalese Buddhist private school for girls, in Colombo.

    As an eleven-year-old, coming from a Convent, I was most unprepared for the ‘culture shocks’ that awaited me, at this private Buddhist school!

    Coming from a family background, where displaying one’s wealth, was regarded as vulgar, as exposing one’s body, I was horrified, at the liberties afforded to the students, and teachers of this Buddhist school. Some tended to favour, students who displayed, their recently acquired family wealth; decked in gold, and dressed in ‘mini’ uniforms, and flashed money freely. They laughed and ridiculed those who appeared less privileged.

    For instance, my father once dropped me in school, in his jeep, on his way to Galle. A teacher seeing this, (ironically it was my ‘Buddhism’ teacher), announced in class, that I had come to school that day, in a lorry. Of course as to be expected, I was ridiculed and made fun of, by most of my classmates. I wondered how they might have treated me, had I come to school, by bus!

    The horror of studying ‘Buddhism’, in a Buddhist school, is a story by itself!

    On the name of Poor Mahindapala, you can read the full article at: https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mahavamsa-an-insult-to-the-buddha/

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      Poor Rohan has been butthurt so badly by HLDM telling it like it is he’s leaking all over :D Pucker up man, you’re stinking up the whole place :D

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        Wee Tamihz Siva Sankaran Sarma Menon

        Cool Le:D

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    The UNHRC High Commissioner, Prince Zeid said that 145,000 murders at Mullivaikkal will be investigated impartially by the Appe Andu. Like this?

    Fonseka knows exactly who are guys triggered gun. Probably Fredrika too.

    Pillaiyan told Old King hired him to kill New King and he sent the hitmen. Now that witness and evidences are being wiped out exactly the same way Saraniya,Vidiya, Usantha, Tharusan murders.

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    Lasantha was gunned down on January 08, 2009.

    The police released the suspects sketches on February 17. 2016.

    We can all laugh about it but then the joke is unfortunately on us. The police officers making the so called investigations, the powers that be that contracted this killing who are now either going about their business in super duper modern Mercs or simply lounging around in their numerous palaces are all rolling around laughing.

    Ah but then this is the thrice blessed, miracle of Asia, Sinhala Buddhist country, isn’t it.

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    SOB’s were playing ball and continuing to do so. Wolves in SHeep’s Clothing.

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    How could Raja-pak—sa stay in politics and ask for peoples votes further after
    killing such a talented person like Lasantha Wickerematunga??

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