24 September, 2020

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President’s Media Division Vilifying Ex-Navy Commander Travis Sinniah: Sirisena’s Former Head Of ‘New Media’

Oshala Herath, Fomer head of ‘New Media,’ an outfit set up by President Maithripala Sirisena to promote himself and the positions he takes, has alleged that the Presidential Media Division is engaged in a deliberate and vicious campaign to vilify former Navy Commander Travis Sinniah 

Herath was removed from his position last month after he objected to unethical and unprofessional media practices indulged in by the Presidential Media Division.  

Oshala Herath, in a Facebook post, charged the Presidential Media Unit of slinging mud at the former Navy chief. He referred to a post in www.andaharaya.com titled “බුද්දි අංශ රහස් සින්නයියා එක්සත් ජාතීන්ට දෙයි ? සින්නයියා බලයට කේදර වී ඇමරිකාවේ බලු කුක්කෙක් වෙයිද?” (Has Sinniah slipped intelligence unit secrets to the United Nations? Is the hunger for power turning Sinniah into a lapdog of the United States of America?).  

The vilification of Sinniah has not been limited to this website.  Another website allegedly run by the Presidential Media Unit, www.apisirlankanbro.com also carried a similar story: ට්රැවිස් සින්නයියා නැවත නාවුක හමුදාපති දූරය ඉල්ලන්නේ ඇයි? (Why is Travis Sinniah asking for the Navy Commander’s post again?).  A third website, www.colombotribune.com, published another anti-Sinniah story, “මාස දෙකෙන් ගෙදර ගිය නාවික හමුදාපති සින්නයියාගේ ඇත්ත කතාව…!” (The true story behind Navy Commander Travis Sinniah who ‘went home’ in two month).

A fourth website, www.mahajanathawa.com published a story along the same lines: “ට්රැවිස් සින්නයියා යනු කවරෙක්ද ? නාවුක හමුදාපති දූරය නැවත ඉල්ලන්නේ ඇයි?” (Who is Travis Sinniah? Why is he demanding the Navy Commander’s post once again?)

Herath alleges that all four websites and related Facebook pages are handled by the Presidential Media Unit and that they are run from the Standard Charted Bank building where the President’s New Media office is located.

Meanwhile Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that the reason for Sinniah not being given an extension is related to a multi billion rupee inter-governmental deal to purchase a warship on loan from Russia.

The deal has allegedly been manoeuvred by the owner and director of a TV station together with the son of the President Daham Sirisena and son in law Thilina Suranjith.

The ship ,which costs 165 million USD has been debunked by successive reports by the Navy which has said it was not fit for the purposes of the Navy. Three Admirals had given separate reports stating that the ship was not fit for purchase.

The only approval given by the Navy was from the former chief of the Navy and current Chief of Defense Staff Ravi Wijeygoonawardena, Colombo Telegraph learns.

Interestingly, the letter of approval given by the Former Navy Commander coincided with the date of his extension as Commander, on February 23.

Former Defense Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi had initially opposed the purchase of the ship. Despite being a close confidante of President Sirisena, Hettiarachchi was removed from his post and shifted up as ambassador. Hettiarachchi is reported to have singularly blamed his removal to the ship deal.

The vessel, a Gepard, is said to be a shell of a ship and unnecessary for the country’s force at such a cost at this time since the Sri Lanka Navy does not engage in warfare and is mainly on patrol duty.  Colombo Telegraph learns that there aren’t any files in the Navy on the ship, except for the evaluation reports which were all negative. (By Renuka Jayasinghe)

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    HOLY COW! How can this be possible? How are we ever gonna rescue this country? We are being run by paralel layers of corrupt SLFP & UNP cronies since 1948. Travis Sinniah, retire from SLN now. Please take over Temple Trees!

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      Sri Lanka has a history of buying substandard used military hardware for inflated prices!!

      This practice of buying other nations trash has to stop…

      We got to get our priorities straight as a nation.

      We have to stop rewarding criminals while punishing the good men and women who want to get our nation back in order and in a functional state…

      Good human being are few and hard to come by. They are a nations true assets.

      Stop preventing them from cleaning up our nation…

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        this is definitely american news. They expose PResident as well as they talk about themselves. USA does not like any one buying anything from russia. “Difinitely “New media” is CIA funded. some how good things is President can not be truthful. HE is supporting his extended family to get rich,.MY3 has done so many things since the day he became president. Sri lanka doe snot have proper leaders since 1948. they all come to fatten their stomachs.

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          Jimsofty the Dimwit

          Today former Trinco Head of LTTE’s Intelligent one Inparasa reported to have said VP has been living among them and guiding them in every way possible.

          Now its time to spend lot more money on strengthening the armed forces, as the political brat Daham Sirisena and his brother in law Thilina Suranjith are involved in this deal, Maithri should facilitate his tribes to conclude this deal.

          What do you say about the timing of the VP story?

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            Even the public knows that Ranil wickramsinghe is a thief, he has given the OK sign. RAvi, Arjun Mahendran are co-conspirators. there are so many MPS sithin UNP who got houses and money. WHY MY3 IS SILENT. IS HE SCARED HE WILL BE GETTING CAUGHT TOO. forget VP. He was poor lad got stupid just like Rohana wijeweera who was burned inside the incinerator alive. Ask about TNA. I heard some Politicians got the best deals.

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          Jimba shitty, you are one dumb monkey. This is definitely american news?

          How did you figure that out you idiot? I hope Native Vedda can catch you and look in your head to see whether there is a brain.

          NV, are you close by to this arse? if yes, please look in his head to see whether there is a brain or a pile of clay? This Jimba is a complete nutter and a mutt!!! NV, please make sure you wear gloves and a mask, his illness is contagious. Thank God, I am thousands of miles away, otherwise he would have infected me too with his stupidity!!!!!

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        The unnecessary militarization of Lanka is being done by the sole Superpower which recently sent a aircraft carrier ship to Colombo.
        Travis Siniah may have opposed the Russian ship scam, but he also exposed the Avant Guard float armoury scam organized by Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a US citizen who is protected by its jurisdiction, in collusion with Tilak Marapona.
        Why has there never been an investigation of the Avant Guard Scam of Gotabaya and Wijedasa Rajapaksa and Marapona, although Travis Sinniah clearly said that it was a lucrative Naval operation before it was privatized as Avant guard?
        Avant Guard was set up by Gota with, Wijedasa Rajapakse and the other UNP crook Tilak Marapona whose brother is Namal Rajapaksa’s lawyer in money laundering cases. Avant Guard is also the name of a US intelligence and surveillance company.
        Here too we see – bi-partisan SLFP-UNP, Gota a US citizen, supposedly a war criminal but protected by US juridiction and Marapona the Foreign Minister tangoing to tunes and pandering to the double dealing security strategy of a superpower that is militarizing the Indian Ocean against China

        This is important. The UNP -SLFP bi partisan collusion in corruption, clearly evident from the Avant Guard affair, is organized, encouraged and brokered in the name of “reconciliation” by and for the US Deep state security interests, whose orders are followed by bond scam Ranil. Bondscam Ranil who relies on advice of Foreign Economic Hit men is least interested in the fate of Lankans but believes that he must further US interests to survive.

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        They say one’s Trash is another’s Treasure…….Haven’t you heard it mate…..

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “They say one’s Trash is another’s Treasure”

          How true. You are the living proof, treasuring garbage, worshiping crooks, criminals, …. passing it as patriotic Dalit duty, ………………..

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        Honesty runs in Tamil blood. This is why British appointed Tamils to high posts.

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          Ah yes not because they were obidient to the British like a latched dog.

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          //This is why British appointed Tamils to high posts.//

          a “cat jumping out of the bag” uncle Gnana Sankare?

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
          No wonder Brits could divide and rule the world so easily, with such an endless supply of bloody idiots like you in the colonies.
          Cheers!

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          Dear Gnana,

          Now just how scientific is that statement? See for yourself how you have provoked others in to insulting you in return.

          *

          Don’t you realise that these jibes get us nowhere?

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            Well said Sinhala man,
            If he knows anything about science he would have realized
            a) Tamil Blood is not any different from Sinhala blood , muslim blood or burgher blood. Blood comes in groups A, B , AB , O etc.

            b) Honesty doesn’t come with blood. it comes with character that is shaped by one’s upbringing. Sadly it is a very rare thing these days. Especially in Sri Lankan politics. Travis Chinnaiya is one of those rare endangers species if honest people in Sri Lanka. Such people are rare in all communities in Sri Lanka

            The stupid thinking behind talking proudly about “Tamil Blood” and “Sinhala Blood” is the reason Sri Lanka has shed so much blood.

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          It is in their DNA also: hardworking, honest, sincere intelligent people who can be trusted to do any job.

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            Oh really, just like those 7 or 8 rapists and murderers who were found guilty of raping an innocent school girl in Vavunia recently and sentenced to death. Don’t bring racism into this forum please.

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          There are honest and dishonest among all people but the Tamil bureaucrats appointed by the British to high posts during the colonial era proved to be efficient honest and hardworking and this has been commented by many. Even a few years ago an ex Britisher who worked in Malaysian commented on the way the Jaffna Tamil bureaucrats worked in a very dignified honest efficient manner. As for Travis Chinniah . He is really not a Tamil. He his a Sinhalese with a Tamil name. Other than his name to all intents and purposes he is a Sinhalese and the government cynically used him an d his name as a propaganda tool. You do not judge ethnicity just by a name.

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            Irony is that they never worked as hard and efficiently in their native country i.e. India. British had never taken. Tamils to any notable position in Indian civil service. So much for the Tamil superiority claim.

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              The irony is just like the vast majority of the present day so called Sinhalese now beating the anti Tamil drum. You are a recent low caste South Indian import, whose ancestors were imported to do menial jobs by the Portuguese and Dutch colonials and settled along the western and southern littorals. You are so bitter and angry about this and forced Sinhalisation of your low caste Indian Tamil ancestors that you go around various forums and attack Tamils, as you are angry that have retained their ancient identity, whereas your lowly ancestors were forced to assimilate. Poor bitter twisted soul. I pity you. Get a life

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              This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2/

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              Stupid Shenal:

              “Irony is that they never worked as hard and efficiently in their native country i.e. India. British had never taken. Tamils to any notable position in Indian civil service.”

              In the early phase of Indian national movement, the Indian Civil Service (ICS), manned mainly by British officials, was the chief instrument through which the British imperialists ruled India with an iron hand. Naturally the ICS earned the wrath and criticism of Indian nationalist leaders. In his book, The Discovery of India, Jawaharlal Nehru described the Indian Civil Service as neither Indian, nor civil nor a service.

              by Prof. V. Suryanarayan

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              Though so far ( after Kamaraj, Rajaji, Bhaktavatsalam.. up to Chidambaram were purposefully ignored) no Tamil Prime Minister, but TN presidents overrepresented Tamils in Delhi. Out of six Indian Nobel Prizes, four is in TN. The two Bengalis also related to Tamils in Blood. In the North, Indian civil services is ridiculed as “Matharasi Malayalee Services” because they man it. Indian Atomic Research, Space research, IT is overrepresented by Tamils and by other Southerners. In trade Gujarati and Sikh are leading. (Sikh are well doing in business, agriculture, Defense and even education.) A Tamil Brahmin is seen as a symbols education(Not just in Western education, even in Spiritual Studies) in India. Tamils’ record in India is so far very good. If TN pickup in economy, as expected, it will be leading record for Tamils in India.

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          ‘Honesty runs in Tamil blood’

          More gems from the diaspora –

          If a Tamil is appointed to a high position, he is not a Tamil but a Sinhalese.

          The Sinhalese are actually low caste Tamils.

          The Tamils have had ministerial positions in every Government since independence. It follows that Tamils face discrimination.

          The Sinhala Only Act was to demote Tamil not English.

          SWRD caused all Sri Lanka’s problems.

          SWRD came from a South Indian Nayakar Pandaram family.

          None of the above contradict each other.

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            Taraki

            “The Tamils have had ministerial positions in every Government since independence.”

            Could you name the ministers and their respective ministries. Most of the ministries were glorified old Kachcheri.

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              Why? Search on the Internet if you don’t know who they are.

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                Taraki

                “Why?”

                In about three months time you are going repeat the same lie you have made three months ago and now. I need to have record of your lies. However much we try to give you facts with evidence you are going to repeat the same lies any way..

                ” Search on the Internet if you don’t know who they are.”

                I know how to search on the net find the relevant infor. However I want to save your version of the fact as you think they are. Let me have yours, then I can compare it with mine and expose your bigotry.

                I know you say things you don’t mean. You make up “facts” as you go along, your paranoia become facts, your myth becomes history, you are not only a stupid but a lazy bum.

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            Another anti Tamil witch, posting her Tamil hate garbage but has a Tamil name Taraki or Tarakai meaning star. No it is not of Sanskrit origin but Tamil.

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              Real Siva Sankaran Sharma

              Taraki is a family name of a Fghani tribe.

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                Real Siva Sankaran Sharma

                Taraki is a family name of a Afghani tribe.

                https://www.flickr.com/photos/51065869@N05/6859930220

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                  Yes it is but is has nothing to with a star and this Taraki is certainly not of Pashtun origin. her name means star from Tarakai

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          Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam

          “Honesty runs in Tamil blood. This is why British appointed Tamils to high posts.”

          Oh please.

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          SG what a moron you are!
          What about Bond scam Tamil Arjuna Mahendran. Perhaps Sri Lanka Tami Singapore citizens are all dishonest?!
          But no, the deputy PM of Singapore – Thaman Shanmugaratnam is of Ceylon Tamil descent and a person of high integrity.
          It is pathetic that in this day and age we still have RACIST Tamil morons, like the Racist Sinhala Safron Thugs making generalizations about ethnic groups, which are social constructs, and confusing these with blood and genetic transmissions!

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      Ben Hurling

      “Travis Sinniah, retire from SLN now. Please take over Temple Trees!”

      There already had been two Christian failed coup. Are you engineering third, Tamil Christian failed coup?

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        Native,
        Consider Travis Sinniah without ethno-religious glasses? He is an outstanding Sri Lankan.
        Cheers!

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          I cheer to that, Ben Hurling!

          We need to cheer outstanding Sri Lankans, never mind their race and religion. That’s the way to go!

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          Ben Hurling & Justice & Fairplay

          He may be fine officer and a gentleman, however he was caught in a controversy which I do not remember the facts.

          However, he is another officer who claimed to have played a key role destroying LTTE’s floating warehouse/armory close to Andaman island. He hasn’t mentioned the extent of role played by Hindia and USA in that mission, the logistics, intelligence, …….. I am bit skeptical when little islanders boast their single handed achievements.

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            NV,

            Travis Sinniah is unlikely to praise his own work. His persona makes others do it for him, unasked.

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              Justice & Fairplay

              “Travis Sinniah is unlikely to praise his own work. His persona makes others do it for him, unasked.”
              —-
              Excerpts from an interview:

              Q: Your service was interrupted for several years over an unfortunate incident, do you regret leaving the Navy at that time?
              I have regrets over the way I left the Navy, but I have no regrets in what I did, in that interim period. The experience I got during that time is simply invaluable. I worked with the American Defence Forces, that opened up my eyes and broadened my horizons. I have the ability to relate to a system that is outside Sri Lanka, and thus it would be a positive thing for the role I am expected to perform today.

              Q: Yes, you were the commander of the Task Force which went to destroy the LTTE floating armouries, how many men were there with you ?

              This particular mission, ‘Sagara Balaya’ ran over a period of two and a half years. Everyone talks about the 48 hours of the sea battle that destroyed the last three ships of the LTTE. But for two and a half years we were preparing for this mission.
              I happened to be the only officer associated with the mission right throughout. The other officers left the mission on routine transfer. Likewise, the commanding officers changed and ships changed. Even the staff at Headquarters who were associated with it changed.
              The ‘Sagara Balaya’ started off as a mission impossible. Leaving the shores of Sri Lanka and fighting thousands of miles away was not an option, at least that was what the commanders at the time thought.


              Please read the rest from:

              I WAS ALWAYS A TARGET OF THE LTTE
              http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2017/08/27/features/i-was-always-target-ltte

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                NV,

                Sorry, from what is printed here, I see no indication where he has praised his own work. He has instead answered the questions asked. I am unlikely to read the rest, and I try not to read too much into a statement which is made impromptu.

                I think you will appreciate that; you should, judging from what I have noticed of you.

                Best wishes, J&FP

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                  Justice & Fairplay

                  He has left out details of important role played by the Hindians who mostly did the operation.

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        There already had been two Christian failed coup?
        I know of one in 1962.
        Which is the other? The non-event of 1966?
        Nasty Veddah, get your facts right before making uninformed remarks.

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          loku malli

          I am sorry the second one was alleged Sinhala/Buddhist failed coup. The third alleged Sinhala/Buddhuist failed coup took place in Jan 2015.

          Thanks for finding fault which makes me wonder whether loku mali has had his hands in any of the failed coups.

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      Mr. Hurling, a cow is not holy! But I understand the pun. A Holy God can deliver the country, however.

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      Travis Sinniah was a fine gentleman, a straight man and an adornment to the Navy and the Forces. With his appointment, the government neutered a major share of accusation that no member from the minority community could go very far in the Forces. Alas, these comforting thoughts were short lived. Travis was OUT even before he was IN; an indecent one month’s extension notwithstanding. All of this adds a lot of weight to the belief that the government through his appointment was only meeting an inconvenient necessity.

      Justice they say, must not only be done, but seen to be done. What is seen here, is plain injustice, and it is seen by all, throughout the world.

      Truth to say it would be hard to beat this lot for working so assiduously towards destroying their own credibility.

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      Qualities of a Good Statesman

      He to have a clear vision of what his country and his people can become of his actions.
      He knows where he wants and what it will take to get there.
      His foresight is one of his most important qualities to recognise problems on the horizon.
      Be able to come up with solutions that are good not only for now but for long term .
      If they have no such qualities they should leave politics.
      Sticking Plasters on massive problems is the worst decision and wasting resources.

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        Absolutely true.

        We are all wasting our lives with these politicians. There isn’t a single statesman amongst them. All they do is to make the country run in the same place, if not backwards, while everyone of our neighbours previously far behind, are overtaking us at speed.

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    Oh, dear! In whom can we repose some faith for honesty?

    *

    This story trickled down to me, in my village, about two months ago; that Travis Sinniah was not going to be kept because President Sirisena’s son-in-law wanted to get his commission on the purchase of this ship from Russia. I can’t imagine, son, Daham to be involved; he just doesn’t seem sharp enough.

    *

    One thing seems certain; this story will not go away in a hurry. This MUST be cleared up. I thought that Maithri, at least, was honest – whatever one heard of his siblings. Just this morning I was thinking to myself that his faction of the SLFP was the only group that one could vote for at the local government elections in January 2018. Now what do guys like us who want honesty to rule in this country do?

    *

    One’s biological relatives, one can’t decide whom to have. The talk about Chatu’s advertising firm I was trying to push in to the recesses of my mind. But for her husband to be allowed this sort of role just isn’t acceptable.

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    Wow
    Apeh President is not so D……B so his son and Son in law too not so dumb ! ???
    If one has the marbles will steer clear from all these deals.
    See how the Past Mafia king Rajaballa trained his sons and the family ??
    They’re all in the POLITICAL WILDERNESS fearing for the knock on the door ,a phone call or that summon from the CID.
    Father Crooks trains the Offsprings then the siblings ,then the whole gang has fingers in the cooks jar.
    Wow ! Unbelievable.
    Watch out Sirs??
    We are watching you too !!!!

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekere

      Where are you? The country needs you.
      It seems the president’s political brat doesn’t know how to make a sham deal.
      Could you ask Basil to help the brat make the deal on behalf of the first family?

      Before the deal is negotiated could you ask your new Mango friend Dayan to create some fear among the stupid people which would facilitate an atmosphere that would justify the purchase of expensive not fit for purpose hard wares.

      Would Bandula handle with money laundering side of the deal?

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    He is believed to be a US agent via the CIA and CIA is slowly trying to control sections of the SL military. Why do you think they helped set up a Marine force in SL? Why should SL need Marines when the war is over and we cannot ever fight our external enemy the Indians in a war? It is a force they want to use for their ulterior purposes to drag us into their war against ISIS . We do not want ISIS in Ceylon.

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      Sashitharan,
      Since you have exclusive access to world-class Intel, please ask CIA to infiltrate SL. Then strip away under garments of both Killi Maharaja and Thilina Suranjith. So that, the people can whip their shameless bottoms in public at Torrington Square.
      Cheers!

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        Why not the famed public interest litigator Mr Koddituwakku take
        this up, especially as he is planning to be a Presidential Candidate
        in the next PE .

        It was claimed in the Press that the previous Navy Commander
        inspected such a ship in South <asian waters before he made his
        decision? Deals weigh high even under this so-called honest hopper- hogging President and his family!

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      Lanakwe Marine is Ranil’s force set up Sec.John Kerry, in case if Denish or Old King’s boys rebel against New King. Dinesh said that in parliament that Ranil might need something like. It has nothing to do with ISIS. America knows if ISIS shows up in Lankawe Appe Aanduwa will join them and China to attack America.

      Remember the time Pakistan Military planes landed in Colombo airport when Mrs. Gandhi claimed Sirimavo is her best friend?

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    Sashitharan

    “Why should SL need Marines when the war is over and we cannot ever fight our external enemy the Indians in a war?”

    There exists a positive correlation between commission and expenses receivable and defense budget. The higher the defense budget is the enormous the commission receivable.

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    Haa… haa…..haaaaa….. Keeli Maharajah 2.50 Voice Cut Journalists are at work. Yahapalana Govt announced Sinnaiyah term was not extended because Govt. has to give chance for other Ranavirvos before they retire. haa……haaa……haaaa….what load of rubbish. Actually yahapalana President is a puppet dancing the way Maharaja wants.
    M3 is very famous for that kind of 2.50 work. First he has shown his back to UNP by appointing “Kurundupolu” Shiral Lakthilaka as Political Advisor. Then he messed up everything by accepting SLFP Chairmanship. Again confusing General Public he appointed SLFP Old crooks through National List. Then again he is protecting “Kamba Horu” such as Delan Perera, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Susil Premajayantha, Mahindananda Aluthgamage etc. He is Protecting killers of Waseem Thajudeen, Lasantha Wickramathunga, Prageeth Eknaligoda as the killers comes under “Ranaviru” category. Gotabaya Rajapaksha and other Rajapaksha’s are still not taken in as Yahapalana President is protecting them. “ohoma Yang , ohoma yang…..

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    Sinhala Chinnaiah was showed as a Tamil when all the looting stars of Tamils were rested by Yahapalanaya. This was only, using a Sinhalese with Tamil Last name to show to IC that Tamils are still allowed to submit their servitude to Appe Aanduwa. But other than Radhika family, there are no obedient servants any more. That is because, either all Tamils education is destroyed, or after Kathirgamar, more and more erudite Tamils are nervous to sleep with lion.
    Now, as not a Tamil, Sinhala Chinnaiah took courage, has played a game to New King, like Ponny played out to Old King. A Ponny to Old – a Sinhala Chinnaiah to New King. Sinhala Chinnaiah would not dare to stand in presidential election against New King. But cropping is unavoidable when the Majesty’s family was not revered by a servant.

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    I heard some where PResident saying only his young grand daughter does not have job yet.

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      Why not send to Middle East as a house maid (Aayamma) because there are lot of Aayamma vacancies in Saudi arabia and young grand daughter may have lot of experiences like her grandpa and uncles.

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    All the carrion crows waiting to take some handouts from the corrupt obsolete battle ship deal would of course vilify the former Navy Commander. There is no place for a good soldier or a seaman in this country; see what they have done to FM Fonseka. Unless you are inside the corrupt business process of businessmen/ poly-tikkos, you would not be recognized and hounded out. See what RK did, to pleasure those rotten investors Mahendran/Alysius he had given explicit instructions to government senior administrators making all government sponsored funds and banks lose out in the deal. All these baskets should be placed in a dungeon, taken out at dawn and shot one by one.

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    Sinhala Man.

    Just for your info: When Dudley died in April 1993 his bank balance was just around 300 bucks.
    SJV lived in a rented house in Bagatelle Road Colpetty notwithstanding the fact that he was a sought after Q.C.
    President Sirisena on whom you placed all trust is , I DONT KNOW WHAT!
    Motivated horses run faster than Pedigreed horses they say.
    In that context , if Sirisena continues he will also pick up speed.
    Elisa Doolittle would then shout, Srisena move your blooming Arse.!!
    Frankly, a head of State should have class; I may be old fashioned. But believe me you will sooner or later agree that pedigree matters!

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      In leadership roles, pedigree matters.

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    Sinhala_Man: Your comment: “I can’t imagine, son Dham to be involved; he just doesn’t seem sharp enough”. Please be aware and or get awakened to the various types of “Operations” that are going on in the Politically combined “Underworld” commercial “Strategies” that are put in place to amass wealth as and when any “Unprincipled”; “Disgraceful” vagabonds capture power to administer Governmental affairs. One example: When MR became the President and his sons (Namal; Yoshitha and that “Space Astronaut ) were very systematically “Enticed” and “Waylaid” to get engaged in all those “Corrupt Deals” by the “Politically combined Underworld Academics” attached to various Commercial Establishments and Government Institutions. Those “DEALS” are so numerous to list here; but the fact you got to “Understand” is, those sons were all NOT THAT SHARP ; but simply “IDIOTS” at the START. But just imagine how they along with their goons have ended. In the same manner this OPERATION is on the GO and these “Politically Affiliated Sharks” know HOW, WHEN and WHAT to DO. This is what everyone in S/L has to FIGHT and bring in a CHANGE by chasing away this time tested and proven “Political Animals” “GANG” and work towards a NEW ERA.

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    this former HEad of new media should be a CIA Pawn, supported by UNP. It is known that UNP, Ranil, Avamangala etc., are behind fooling MY3. So, he is watching and he is at a lost. MY3 doe snot know what to do. HE is sorounded by theives both from UNP, JO, SLFP and NGOs. NGOs (NEws Media in this case) are fulfilling the western agenda. they want NAVY to do NATO jobs with SL govt funding. they do not like a russian ship I think, as it might send signals to russia too. NATO is bankrupt. Even in the europe small nations do their jobs.

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    Why would UN Intelligence pay Chinniya when Dr Ranil and Mr Mangalaa are there?…..
    What is Sira going to do with a USD 165 Million old Russian Warship?…..
    Has Sira become senile…….
    Does he think Pira is in OSLO….
    Because Hindians wouldn’t allow him back even under Dr Ranil’s ETCA…….

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      Edwin Rodrigo
      RIP man
      May you rot in a smelly toilet.

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      Why would UN Intelligence pay Chinniya when Dr Ranil and Mr Mangalaa are there?…..

      It appears all Chinese invoices’ approvals are done with Malik’s signature stamps. Nobody knows how many stampers were produced either. But all are under the lock and key of Batalanda team. Western cows are dried now. Specially after 2008, there is no Punnakku to feed them milk. I don’t know if that was because of the Old Royalty’ China centered war or Bush induced depression. It doesn’t affect a lot, because after Mangala was transferred from one FM to other FM, he is on non dairy organic Khoser. Being left out without source by Yahapalanaya Partners, the New Royalty Parakramabahu had gone to get his sword from Putin. New Royalty has not yet consulted with Malayalee Horoscope readers for the auspicious day to reactivate Pira. Their hope is, like Mig helped Old Royalty, the sword and the ship will help them one day.

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        Mally,
        Poor Chinnaiah…….
        Looks like Ponnaiahs put him out to dry…….
        Cann’t you get your Diaspora mates to put a word to Batalanda and give Chennaiah another gig…….It will look good for Reconciliation audience too in Oslo, Geneva, and London….
        After all Batalanda gave Ponny the highest ever Military Title in the history of Mavawamsa …..
        Even our great Dutta Gam who rode an Elephant all the Way to Minnerya from Kataragama to nail Sampathar’s ancestor king Ellalan , didn’t promote himself to a Field Marshall……..
        Although Ponny’s FM title is useless , unless the New King as you call him , decides to smoke Ponny’s mate out of the chair , after Judge Chithre hands in the UNP Corrpution and Yahapalanaya Bonding Report……..

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “Although Ponny’s FM title is useless ,”

          Don’t be stupid, consider the hike in pension and perks which goes with the rank.

          Well isn’t it another scene from the continuing Sinhala/Buddhist comic opera , just like the multiple doctorates to Dr Mahinda, his bro, ….. Single handed Kamal Gunaratne, ……………….. ………….

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “What is Sira going to do with a USD 165 Million old Russian Warship?…..”

      Spend more dollars upgrading the ship sea worthy, take the family and friends on Blue Whale watching, spend more dollars on renovation, take extended family and friend on Blue whale watching, ………….. sell it to Hindians as scrap metal, ……….

      In between transfer the surplus to a foreign bank account, Bandula can help him, …………

      Your tycoon friend Basil is an experienced “businessman” who should be able to provide Daham with sound advice on creative accounting.

      I can’t help thinking about Magampura (Dr) Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, Mattala (Dr) Rajapaksa International Airport, Lakvijaya Power Station, …………………………… Sil Redda, etc

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        Dear Native,
        Has Sira got Dr Ranil by his knackers?….
        That Balaya Debate on Hiru TV was fascinating…….
        Sira dissolved Parliament to help Dr Ranil save his ass….
        Now Sira got Dr Ranil well and truly stitched up , after Dr Ranil’s family friend and play mate, Dr M mahendran helped the SIL Aloysious , to rob the EPF and Peoples Bank and the BOC ……. All in one hit….
        And tied up Yahapalanay suckers with a LKR 20 Billion plus mortgage to pay for 30 years at 12.85 % interest……
        Will Dr Ranil front up to Judge Chithre?….
        Dr Ranil’s Yahapalan a bouncers have already softened up Judge Chithre and his mates on the Bench…
        Chithre is now going after Livera to soften him up in turn, in oder to force Livera to go soft on Dr Ranil……………
        Never a dull moment in this Yahapalana Show……….

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “Never a dull moment in this Yahapalana Show……….”

          Wasn’t it a commendable transition from atmosphere of fear and hysteria to ‘Never a dull moment’.

          Thank the Good Governance!!!!

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Because Hindians wouldn’t allow him back even under Dr Ranil’s ETCA…….”

      It depends on the behaviour of Sinhala/Buddhist fascists.

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    Presidients corruption is showing and Ranil uncle is spineless as always to put a stop to things

    Sadly this country is beyond saving and honest men and women have no place here

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    Like the case of the Russian built aircraft purchased by the PREVIOUS lot, this junk wll also receive a re-fit at around USD 150 million!! No, its upto the Civil Society and every citizen to have a say in this by a peaceful protest.

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    “The deal has allegedly been manoeuvred by the owner and director of a TV station together with the son of the President Daham Sirisena and son in law Thilina Suranjith.”

    here we go again.The merry go round goes on and on.The politicians and their relatives will go on plundering this country until there is nothing more to plunder and it is bankrupt.

    It is time for street protests like in egypt,tunisia,libya arab spring to show peoples power.The ballot is useless because you get the same wine in a different bottle.The bullet is better when the odds are too much against political mafia that has united against the people.

    Lynch them on the lampposts like mussolini.isn’t italy a better country today for that.

    http://www.gettyimages.com.au/event/the-war-in-italy-1940-1943-185176403#mussolini-s-corpse-hanged-at-piazzale-loretto-after-his-execution-in-picture-id107411296

    lynch all the buggers and start fresh with new elections and new people who will understand that if they cross the line again same thing that happened to their predecessors will happen to them.

    http://www.gettyimages.com.au/photos/mussolini-dead?excludenudity=true&family=editorial&mediatype=photography&phrase=mussolini%20dead&sort=mostpopular

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    Why do we not try this whole lot, including My3 and his son as common thieves of public money before the courts? Presidents are immune only to the extent they perform presidential functions. They are not immune from charges of theft as theft is not a presidential function. All presidents of Sri Lanka have been thieves. They roam around freely while pickpockets of a few hundred rupees are languishing in jail.

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    In Masiri Lanka an Executive President has all the rights to become a shameless plunderer.His arse licking media men can enjoy fringe benefits!

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    Why drag Ranil into this scam.
    After all he is looking the other way and having a hearty laugh knowing the full extent of the fraud to use at a later date.

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    How about as Ambassador to Myanmar? He will be under check in Lanka and under the personal surveillance of the Burmese Junta in Myanmar.

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    Hon. Travis Chinniah, I am told is from Kandy and is also an old Trinitian. His father is Tamil and Mother Sinhalese. Tamil or Sinhalese does not matter. He is an Honest guy; That is why I used the prefix Hon!

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      I didn’t know that, but guessed it could be something like that.

      *

      His wife was Thiruni Ramanathan, Head Girl, Girls’ High School, Kandy in 1985. Again a Sinhalese mother (Lilani, Buddhist background, I think) and a Tamil father (Charles).

      *

      Isn’t it significant that neither changed surname for convenience? All this talk proves that having a Tamil name creates a problem for the individual concerned – and it used to be worse.

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      He certainly was at the Trinity college dance!

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    He certainly was at the Trinity college dance!

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