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Police Saluting Gotabaya Is Inappropriate: Sri Lanka Police

Saluting defeated President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother the former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa is inappropriate according to the Sri Lanka Police, because he was summoned to the Commission as an accused in a case of large scale corruption.

Police Saluting GotabayaThis is when a very senior police officer was observed greeting and saluting Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as he enters the room before his alleged five hour grilling session at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry headquarters on Monday the 24th August.

A local daily newspaper which filmed Goatabaya walking into the premise captured this moment around 29 seconds into their aired video footage.

Suspicions have now been raised if the five hour questioning session actually did take place or was it a mere eye wash to mislead the public, as when Gotabaya Rajapaksa alights his vehicle on entering the premises, he is also heard confidently saying “meka simple ne” which translated into English means “this is simple” when a question was posed to him by a journalist.

The media reported that Gotabaya was summoned and grilled for over five hours over allegations of misusing state funds and using personnel of the state-owned security firm, Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited (RALL) for the presidential election campaign.

The FCID and the Bribery Commission also recommenced their hunt and investigations against the former Rajapaksa regime immediately after the general elections were over. These investigations are carried out into the alleged Rajapaksas’ acts of abuse of power, forgery, murder, fraud, corruption and malpractices during their rule of self-reigned power.

Sub Inspector Jagath Kumara who answered the police spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara’s mobile bearing number 071-8591882, told Colombo Telegraph that it is inappropriate for the Police officers to have saluted Gotabaya Rajapaksa. However he further went on to say that it is advisable to call back and obtain a quote from the Police spokesman ASP Gunasekara.

Despite several attempts made on no more than three occasions Colombo Telegraph was told that ASP Gunasekara was still attending the conference.

At the time of publishing this story Colombo Telegraph’s phone call was not returned by ASP Gunasekara still.

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    “Suspicions have now been raised if the five hour questioning session actually did take place or was it a mere eye wash to mislead the public, as when Gotabaya Rajapaksa alights his vehicle on entering the premises, he is also heard confidently saying “meka simple ne” which translated into English means “this is simple” when a question was pose to him by a journalist.”

    I wonder if these “questioning sessions” are been audio/video recoded,
    It’s very simple ne!

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      D.E.M.O Krazy

      This is what the “signing of the Memorandum of Understanding” is all about! The entire government of My3 and Ran3 is infested with Rajafucksa shills and white washers. The voters are the losers!

      • 10
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        SO true..

        When the opposition or the ones in power, want to educate the masses…they hold public meetings and seminars..WHAT are WE the people going to do about public outcry? how are WE going to EDUCATE the ones in power,IF not by votes..then how? These politicians have taken the public as suckers… THEY ALL need to be shown the exit…Shameless spineless asses contest against each other washing linen in public..then they get together to make a “Good Governence” EYE WASH… its all a game and the public as always is the audience…

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        We, the public, are being taken for a good ride. What’s the point of asking us to place preference votes if the rejected candidates are anyway going to find their way into parliament. I don’t see any of the Rajapakses being put behind bars. At least bring back all the dollars you said they had stolen. Sickening!

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        Mark my word !,
        all these Rajapakses would go Scott free, no body would go to jail or lose civic rights, I’m 100% sure.

        They killed innocent, ransacked public money in billions of US$ but no justice would be done.

        All these questionings are only an eyewash to fool public.

        Though I never condone at all, it’s only LTTE & JVP did clean politics in our country, they were driven to terrorism perhaps worst in the world by these main stream politicos from 1920’s to date. At least now they should come clean.

        God Bless Sri Lanka !, my country, my people.

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          John, where the hell were you when the UNP killed tens of thousands of Sinhalese? torture, anal rape of men at Batalanda, burning alive, tyre pyres..Your bravado is amazing.

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            TinPotJihadi ,

            Why the hell MR the Mafia king let Ranil and other UNP goons Scott free then ? whose fault is it ? why couldn’t CBK prosecute Ranil during her 10 year rule ? Batalanda ……..Batalanda ……..Batalanda ……. is there any thing other than the name ?

      • 11
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        Now the fellow is free to scram out of the country following the lifting of the pp restriction by the Galle Magistrate, and everything will be forgotten when he fails to answer the summons even if charges are framed on the RALL matter as an eyewash to fool the public at large.
        This is what has happened in the case of Ms.Cicile Kotelawela of Golden Key fame.
        The cop who saluted the Goat knows this well.

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          The AGs Dept. is the most brilliant and active Unit under MS/RW for a change.
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      RE: Police Saluting Gotabaya Is Inappropriate: Sri Lanka Police

      Through the Grape wine Bulath Wine , Vettila Wine…

      Gota gave orders to murder Prageeth – suspect disgorges ; Is Gota being secretly helped to bolt ?

      One of the suspects (army officer) now in custody had disclosed that it was ex defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse who gave orders to murder Prageeth Ekneliyagoda, according to reports reaching the Grape wine Bulath Wine, Vettila Wine.

      The chief in charge of Girithale army camp , Lieutenant Colonel Shammi Kumararatne at that time had told the army decoys who came to abduct Prageeth ‘this is an order from the secretary , therefore be very cautious.’ As Shammi Kumararatne and Lieutenant Colonel Prabodha Siriwardhena were most concerned as this was ‘an order from the secretary’ they have come midway to inspect when Prageeth was being abducted and to make sure everything was happening according to plan, investigations have uncovered.

      The bogus story now weaved by Kumararatne and Siriwardena is , after Prageeth was handed over to Corporal Jayalath for questioning , Prageeth escaped from custody. The CID had then questioned these suspects what was the punishment meted out to corporal Jayalath for allowing a suspect in his custody to escape? The Colonels were dumbfounded with no answer to give.

      Siriwardena before meeting and abducting Prageeth had also visited the Dambulla farm of Prageeth.

      Lieutenant Colonel involved in Gotabaya’s other crimes too
      Meanwhile it has come to light that Shammi Kumararatne has also carried out another abduction and murder at the behest of Gotabaya. That crime was in relation to Poddala Jayantha. But in the case of Poddala Jayantha, his legs were broken and abandoned without killing. It is Kumararatne again who had supplied arms for the murder of Raviraj M.P. This same Kumararatne is suspected of monitoring the group that attacked the Sirasa media Institution and set fire to it.

      In Sri Lanka during the Rajapakse regime there were thousands of abductions and disappearances , but it is only in Prageeth’s case the culprits were apprehended, but the copious and cogent information unearthed in this case during investigations has served as a great boon, for it became possible to get to the very root of the great many criminal involvements of the culprits , and uncover the masterminds behind them.

      The greater desire of the forces is to punish the few culprits and clear its name
      It is learnt that there is a great eagerness among the forces to clear itself of the ignominy and incriminations attaching to the forces ,by seizing the criminal chiefs of the forces duly and handing over to the CID , who were acting as lickspittles and lackeys of the Rajapakses most obediently carrying out their illegal orders to abduct and kill innocent citizens , whereby the entire image of the forces was tarnished. Although a few unscrupulous chiefs of the forces are trying to suppress the crimes and criminals , a great many in the forces are providing accurate and factual information to the CID , and extending invaluable assistance to them, it is reported.

      A high ranking chief of the forces speaking to the Grape wine Bulath Wine , Vettila Wine said , powerful countries like America were bringing pressure to bear that an international investigation be launched into our war crimes, but now that tough line has softened following the internal investigation launched into the Ekneliyagoda murder , and arrest of a number of high profile army officers by the CID. By this investigation , we had been able to prove that we have the capacity to punish wrongdoers regardless of their ranks and highness in the hierarchy . Consequently , not only the reputation of the forces but even the image of the entire country has been safeguarded, he observed.

      President too ‘sold’

      Meanwhile it has become known that Gotabaya is trying to bolt from the country in a day or two, based on his fear that he could be arrested as the individual who gave orders . Suspicions are mounting whether there is secretive support of the higher ups towards this for his passport was released yesterday (27) to him.

      It is learnt that defense secretary Basnayake who had instructed the police not to object to the release of the passport to him by the Galle court. The defense secretary had told , ‘this is an order from the H.E.’ .H.E. is the incumbent president.

      It is a matter for doubt whether Basnayake sold the ‘president ,’ for the police had not obtained a confirmation from the H.E. or probed the veracity of Basnayake’s statement after he gave such outrageous and dangerous instructions. Without any trace of doubt Basnayake has all along been an accomplished liar and his mendacious traits despite holding a lofty official position were exposed not once but twice by Lanka e news.

      During the past , when oral instructions were given sans writing , the habit of the government servants not to carry out them had been completely destroyed across the whole of Sri Lanka (SL),so much so that such an order from even a crooked higher up , and its implementation by the subordinates have become a common practice and a custom to the detriment of the country.

      No matter what , if anybody is deliberately and purposely allowing room for Gotabaya to flee the country before he is arrested in comnnection with the abduction and murder of Prageeth in which criminal case he is incriminated , nothing can be more reprehensible and repugnant from the point of view of the nation and law abiding people irrespective of who is behind this traitorous manipulation.

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        Where will he flee ? He cannot escape Karma …….. it will follow him, his children and grandchildren !!!

        Arrogant SOB will suffer in this life – it will be worse than what Saddam and Gaddhafi endured !

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      Donkey nation should be taught acordingly- today even if they are on their way to fulfiling contract killing for example, they are used to ” Budusarnai” or ” Theruwansanranai” to the very same manner western folks use buddha statues to decorate their toilets and showrooms mostly.
      So called buddhists, have become to that level today, while go on doing all the evil things, nevetheless to use buddhist terms. Those can then further decieve the donkey folks. Likewise, kneelingdown before even any high criminals have become a style of the day – some young chaps do it as it has become the mode of the day. Anyways, passing good rituals in a good manner should be what is to be done rather than just doing half work.

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      Saw it on TV. Was amazed that a man allegedly involved in all sorts of misdemeanours was actually being saluted by the police. Thought at the time the policeman was a ‘pol-dope’ case, the kind that the police force is now having a surfeit of.

      Damned shame on the police!

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      I live in develop society and leading country with dignity and rerspect. We had very long years different leaders and Mr Gotabaya was not only defence secretary with many differences. If I write in short form Mr Gotabaya should be given best security as he was in power at least 25 batalien with full arms.

      If any goverment wishes to bring him for investigation they may do so with respect. He or if any one else in secrurity forces should be treated utmost respect. I full supported our presendant to act an accourding country law.

      I should not be treated as Sri Lankan
      Thank you

  • 7
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    What u expect from uneducated Sinhala modayas…..come on u fools native and damn worse Sinhala budhist fool ben curly…..

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      J.Muthu

      “What u expect from uneducated Sinhala modayas…..come on u fools native and damn worse Sinhala budhist fool ben curly…”

      What do they have in common?

      They all are Paradeshis, Paras from Southern India, Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamils, as proven by the DNA in their bodies, and they have very similar IQs as well, as to be expected.

      The Land of Native Veddah Aethho infested by the Modayas, Mootals ad Fools..

      MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa….

  • 13
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    A Land like no other where cover-ups and corruption galore

    after all ‘meke simple ne’

  • 7
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    If I remember correct the inquiries conducted by this Presidential Commission were to be opened to the public and it was for that reason special venue was selected at the BMICH. Some informed source can correct me if I am wrong. However, as things are showing up, I don’t expect any thing happening as far as these concocted “Investigations” and “Inquiries” are concerned. There is a Sinhala saying to describe these types of scams – i.e. “Eluwage Bijja Vetanakan Nariya Paseng Giya Waage” (Just like the fox followed the goat until its testicles fell off)The public will follow these cases; but we will not hear of any results.

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    Really what I have observed in almost all person in Sri Lanka is if a similar fraudulent act is done by a powerful person and powerless person in the case of powerless it is a severe offence and in the case of powerful person it is just take it easy matter. It is our recent culture in all cross sections of the society

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    This inquiry is a farce, where the accused are paraded for the TV cameras to hoodwink the people.
    Nothing will ever happen to the Rajapakses.

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    When will this Sinhala Buddhist fools wake up….shit mind never ever wake up….ready to eat red rice and pol sampol….never want taste different food & never let tamils live in peace mind….arohara…fools fools…

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      J Muthu

      Need I remind you how the so called ‘intelligent Tamil people’ sucked up to that scum bag Praba thinking he was a God, believing every word without any doubt.

      I think Sinhalese and Tamils are not so different, both are sentimental fools.

      Moreover Tamils should learn to look inwards and find, criticise and correct their weaknesses too without always putting the blame on Sinhalese for all their grievances.

      Remember it takes two to tango. Think about it.

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    Anyone saluting this piece of shit is inappropriate !

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    Its one of these or all. (1) old habits take long to wither, (2) in the event the unthinkable happens, (3) he knows something we don’t know.

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    Gota came out of his so called 6-hour interrogation, with a smile that suggests self-satisfaction.

    This is an eyewash. Everything is agreed upon and settled in-between SLFP & UNP bigwigs, in advance.

    Where the hell are Namal Raja & Yo Baba? Where is Basil uncle? Why aren’t they doing time at Welikada?

    For once I agree. Dumb Sri Lankan electorate does not deserve anything better.

    Cheers!

    PS: To top it all off, I hear Chamal Raja might become the opposition leader. Will be super fantastic!

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    I don’t know what the big deal about an officer saluting the former Defense Secretory plus a war veteran. He was essentially his boss for almost 10 years. Maybe office also wants to respect the guy for managing the war that saved many lives including his just by successfully bringing the war to an end. Hating Rajapakses should not be at the expense of the great service they did to SL. We should never ever forget that Rajapakses ended the war in Sri Lanka.

    I’m all for sending them to jail if they committed crimes but till those are proven, I’ll always give them the benefit of the doubt. They deserve at least that.

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    They claim they are not interfering in the judiciary. But the judiciary is stuffed with Rajpakshe stooges. They claim they do not interfere with the police or army investigations. But they know these two institutions are also stuffed with Rajapakshe stooges. They even appoint/promote nefarious officers that shilled for the Rajapakshes to higher rank positions. Is this the way to cleanup the mess? They claim the bribery commission run by Rajapakshe stooges is dysfunctional. But they do not take actions against the corrupt officials but instead appoint a director in an attempt by pass the crooks who then cry foul and block her. Cowardice and reluctance to confront the crimes while paddling furiously behind the scene in the international arena to cover-up the disgusting slaughter of human life seems to be the only real method at play.

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    When politicians are giving mixed signals, No big crooks had been taken in for so called corruptions,only low ranked officers are arrested for the crimes of VVIPs and politicos arrested getting into paid wards, what these poor officers can do? Its better for him to be on the safe side.
    He is a human, has a family to look after. Gota is well on top of the power ladder. I think this officer would even salute to Gota’s dog. Well done officer!

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      The biggest crooks are the safest when the government is in on the frauds that take place making us, the commoners, indebted for 30 long years.

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    The Answer is Sack the Policeman

    I dont see any wrong in a policeman saluting a former boss who ever it may be.These ethics must be cultivated not destroyed.This is what has happened in the past.An Army man will always salute retired officers and thats discipine

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    Get a life mate. Your God fat pig is at eternal rest in Nanthikadal. No one is going to touch Gota. He is a decorated soldier and people respect him salute or no salute. Now you can go to FCID and sit on your own excrement because Gota is not to be touched.

  • 5
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    MY3 is the name of the puppet that is manipulated by the goons of Medamulana.the poor voters got an emotional arousing for nearly a month and a Pseudo Victor emerged.

    Behind all this veil, all these politicos are selling their souls for a meager earning with total disregard to ethics and decency.

    Damned are the robbers of this nation. There is no chance of them ever reverting back to being human beings.

    Poor citizens of Sri Lanka, pray to the Creator that these animals and their cohorts get ducked in to the ocean by a tsunami meant ONLY for them.

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    We citizens are vesting our valuable time to comments for the above types of rubbish situations.

    You know guys for my knowlwdge same music is playing with deferent band group.that is what happening.

    We citizens are foolsih for casting our votes for these idiots.

    They Altogether enjoying in 5 star hotels with public money,

    All are same. as I said, Same Music with deferent Band show.

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    I don’t see anything wrong with the incident reported here. Gota was his superior few months ago. He is not yet proved guilty. Officer who saluted him displayed his discipline and greatness by shown his respect to one time boss. In 1961 police officer ASP Jingle Disanayake who went to arrest one of his superiors (his own brother) DIG Jungle Dissanyake, one of the coup leaders, did the same thing maintaining the discipline in the police force. If you had watched famous film “Night of the Generals” would remember how Omar Sherif as a Major of Hitler’s SS force saluting the General before arresting. This is all about discipline. “Yaha palanya” is not the way Sarath Fonseka was arrested and treated by his junior officers and MR government.

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    Why don’t they summon the clowns who saluted and take disciplinary action?

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    Is it a salt or a kick he deserves after doing such harmful things and robbing the country of public money

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    What this dog gota did to Sri Lanka rather than killing own Sri Lankans, whether LTTE or Tamil or Sinhalese or Muslims. He got some popularity for just killing human beings. Why the foolish coward sinhalese dont understand that?

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    What did I say sometime back. We will take o er sooner or later. See even a high ranking police officer salute Malli. There is enough strength in the boiler’. Whats happening with the new cabinet of ministers?
    Wait and see.
    Mahinda jayawewa!!!!

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    The general public will lose all confidence and trust in the judiciary and the police if they say these investigations are just an eye wash. Both in the Presidential and parliamentary elections lots of promises have been made in this direction. It would be big tragedy if they are not properly an genuinely followed to ensure culprits punished.

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    This is indeed an extremely crazy world, full of deceit, shameful lies and anything to fool the public.

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    And this is the country that insists on having its own domestic inquiry. Not that a domestic inquiry will not be viewed positively, especially if what Tom Malinowski (USSD) had reiterated the following:

    “And as much as we are hopeful about the promises that the new government had made, we will judge it not by its promises but by its actions and achievements”

    “The important thing is that there be a judicial process that is credible to the people of Sri Lanka and to the international community. For that process to be credible, I don’t think it has to be a completely international process, but it does have to be independent of political leadership,” he said.

    He further reiterated that the process has to be led by people who are trusted by the minority communities and it should have some degree of international involvement, even if it is a domestic process organised under the laws of Sri Lanka.

    The mega doubt still lingers on whether the present leadership will have the will to see this process to the end. The structure, police and the courts are the legacies of the previous regime and even the present leadership is painfully learning how an uphill task it has been facing to bring the culprits of the old regime to book.

    How will a domestic inquiry fare for the affected victims, particularly Tamils? If we are to scrutinise the talk (all talk so far) then it seemingly appears their interest is only tu buy time to bury the past. The constant reminder to think of the future is a cursory reflection of what they are willing to do to on the accountability issue. Does it look like that they will go that extra mile to seek the truth and punish those who are culpable? While I am sceptical, the careless or reckless approach by them to pull wool over the eyes will certainly attract a sharp rebuke and reaction from the Tamils and may eventually pave the way for a separate nation.

    Successive regimes have never been fair and honest to the Tamils and have always been repressive and the mess that Sri Lanka is in today bears the testimony of that. The Sinhalese may forget and move on but the Tamils are not going to forget or will never compromise over the accountability issue ever.

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    Gotabaya R may be the only Public Servant – ‘defence secretary’ – to be saluted by police of all ranks since independence.
    This never happened until his brother became president and made him ‘defence secretary’ and enforcer of the Prevention of Terrorism Act – PTA – a pernicious piece of legislation nonexistent in any democracy.
    The servile mentality of police during the MR ‘reign’ was bolstered by political erosion of public service appointments.

    Gota even said “we will hang him” when an interviewer suggested that Sarath Fonseka would tell the truth of “white flag murders” during the last days of the war.

    Now Gota can escape to USA if cases are filed against him.

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      He WONT escape to USA.. he jolly well knows someone will file a case based on humanity, unlawful killing and extra Judicial murders. He will NEVER go back to USA even when he knows that his assets would be confiscated or even frozen. He knows they are waiting on him… trust me on that.

      He would give up his US citizenship to be safe in SL… ones he knows that he wont have to face the music for killing innocents whether it be Tamil, Muslim or even Sinhalese…

      This Megalomaniac thinks he is TOO smart, he will rot in a hole like Gaddafi or even Saddam Hussain before long….its just a matter of time… Pretty soon he will not even travel overseas for the fear of getting exterdited to the US…

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        You are spot on Snowden Edward Asange ,i think he has already cancelled his American citizenship , if he ever to leave SL soil , he will be at the risk of extraditing to US , even if he cancelled his US citizenship now , crimes against humanity and other war crime charges would not go away ;hence , he would be liable for prosecution . my guess is , this psychopath would have to choose a country like China or Russia to flee , will watch how this mega drama going to conclude , there is a saying ” what goes around , comes around” .

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    “all these Rajapakses would go Scott free, no body would go to jail or lose civic rights, I’m 100% sure. They killed innocent, ransacked public money in billions of US$ but no justice would be done” – John
    COME FORWARD AND PROVE IT.

    ““What u expect from uneducated Sinhala modayas” – Ammatasiri
    J.Muthu: To pee into Ammatasiri’s gab.

    “When will this Sinhala Buddhist fools wake up….” – J.Muthu
    Sinhala Buddhist: After peeing into J.Muthu’s gab

    TOUCH ME NOT……………I AM NO KALAWEDDA.

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    Romesh De Silva P.C.and Tilak Marapona P.C.have appeared in court cases relating to GOTA.So,there is support for him to go scot free.As George Bernard Shaw put it it is all Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

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    Some NO NAME journalist, most probably a Tamil, is pi$$ED off because some junior police officer saluted his former big boss.

    • 0
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      So your paymaster is the ‘shit eating pig’ !

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