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Prime Minister, You Protect Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Will My Father Ever Receive Justice: Ahimsa Writes To Ranil

By Ahimsa Wickrematunge

Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe,
Prime Minister of the Republic of Sri Lanka,
Temple Trees,
Colombo 03

Prime Minister,

Yesterday, in a political speech, you referred to my father, and your close friend, Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was murdered on 8th January 2009. Responding to a claim by Gotabaya Rajapaksa that as president, he would create an environment without fear, you asked whether Rajapaksa would apologise for my father’s murder and several other gruesome crimes.

Ahimsa

Let me put your mind at ease. No. Gotabaya Rajapaksa will never apologise for my father’s murder. In television interviews over the last 10 years, he has made no secret of the fact that he was proud of it. He has made up his mind not to apologise. But have you, Prime Minister? Will you apologise for spending the last four and a half years protecting and cavorting with the man you today call a mass murderer?

From the day my father died, you have invoked his name to win votes. My father’s murder was a prop in the 2015 presidential and parliamentary election campaigns that made you Prime Minister. You brought President Sirisena to power and won control of Parliament for the UNP, all by promising justice for my father’s murder.

As soon as you came to power, your priorities changed. When I met you at Temple Trees in February 2015 to appeal for your support in making sure my father’s killers saw justice, you told me that there were “other priorities” and that justice was “not just about Lasantha.”

I have since seen what these priorities are. The police, which came under the direct purview of your Chief of Staff, did not bring Gotabaya Rajapaksa to justice. Proving the MiG Deal is a critical part of proving why my father was killed. But on your watch, a corrupt officer in charge of the FCID botched the MiG Deal investigation and kept Gotabaya’s name out of it.

Because it is election season, you are publicly attacking him as a killer. But even as you do so, your Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayake and other ministers are visiting him and spending hours at his residence, your government is allegedly issuing him irregular identity cards and passports and your senior aide and niece is openly promoting Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s campaign propaganda on social media.

This is the kind of treatment that you and your staff mete out to the people you call murderers. However, whenever the CID needed help with my father’s case, you were nowhere to be seen.

Where were you, Prime Minister, when the army and intelligence services refused to cooperate with the investigation? What did you do when you were told a critical informant against Gotabaya Rajapaksa needed protection? And when my father’s lead murder investigator, Inspector Nishantha Silva, was kicked out of the CID by the President, why did you not lift a finger in protest?

For months now, your Attorney-General has been forcibly shutting down investigations involving Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Tripoli death squad, covering up their involvement and pressing charges against foot soldiers. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was let off the hook in the Ekneligoda case despite two officers confessing that he personally ordered the abduction. Rajapaksa has not even been questioned about these sworn confessions. Even though Upali Tennakoon was attacked using four motorbikes, only two junior soldiers are being charged. Rajapaksa and the Tripoli team got off scot free. Will you do anything meaningful to seek accountability?

No. Instead, your family and senior staff continue to bond with Gotabaya Rajapaksa, while you blithely call him a murderer in public. If you become President or remain Prime Minister, I am certain that the mysteriously absolute impunity that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has enjoyed on your watch will continue unabated.

Now that the man who boasted about my father’s demise is formally a presidential candidate, I pray that his opponent will be an honest and courageous politician who embodies justice, equal protection under the law and mature, responsible governance. I pray that the candidate who opposes Rajapaksa will not be someone who cuts backroom deals and compromises his principles to ensure his own political survival to the detriment of his party and his country.

There is but one last hope for me and the other survivors and victims of white van era brutality. Gotabaya Rajapaksa must be challenged and defeated by a contender who is committed to delivering justice when in government, and not by someone who exploits victims to win elections and thereafter entertains people he calls murderers at his official residence.

Simply put, if this country remains at your mercy and at the mercy of your new friend, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, then there is no hope that your old friend, my father Lasantha Wickrematunge, will ever receive justice.

With the utmost sincerity,

Ahimsa Wickrematunge

cc. Members of the United National Front Parliamentary Group
cc. Members of the United National Party Working Committee

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  • 48
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    Lasantha W. in his day was fearless to protect the democracy of the country from Rajapaksa Junta and cowards like RW came from hiding.

    LW was the real de facto Leader of the opposition that time and did his best to expose Rajapaksa morons in daylight and had to pay the ultimate price.

    Ahimsa… your father died for a cause and its for a 22Million poor Sri Lankans tomorrow and do not expect rotten politicos like RW to give a damn for LW death… its a business for them… We are with you now and always !

    • 42
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      Ahimsa Wickrematunge, you need to continue to take the cases against the Rajapaksas international. Find a way to take it to the International Criminal Courts in the Hage.

      Just like the case you filled in the US all Sri Lankan’s should take the Rajapaksas crimes against humanity to the Hage if anything is to happen…

      The Gota presidential aspirations are only to protect the Rajapaksa Criminals from prosecution and they have no love for the people of our beautiful nation…

      They probably have big plans to sell our country while pretending to do the opposite.

      Everyone wronged by the Rajapaksas get behind Ahimsa Wickrematunge and start a collective movement to fight them Internationally and take them to the ICC for crimes against humanity…

    • 39
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      Sadly Ranil will feel no shame after reading this letter. Because he is arrogant, pigheaded and smug. He has not said a word about how this man obtained his passport without applying to his minister Vajira to revoke his dual citizenship status and also how he managed to obtain a new NIC. And remember, he ordered the Dept to issue Wimal Weerawansa with a new passport instantly when he was apprehended in the airport with bogus passports. People who have accepted bribes of Rs.5000/- are jailed for 14 years while the Rajapakse’s and their cronies laugh and cackle their way in and out of court- while the AG’s office deliberately include “technical” mishaps in all their indictments.

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      Great Letter and thank you Ahimsa. More power to you, be of good courage and keep up the struggle.
      Sri Lanka belong to the YOung women and men of your generation and it is time to send US puppet Bondscam Ranil and US citizen Gota Rajapaksa to share the same prison cell.
      US puppets Ranil-Gota bi-partisan, UNP-SLFP, corruption racket partnership was brokered in Washington in order to set up US military bases in Sri Lanka with their help.
      The truth about US puppet Bondscam Ranil is no longer deniable by the Colombo NGO ladies who came out with Sarees to protect Ranil during clown Sira and Jarapassa coup.
      Sri Lanka belongs to your generation Ahimsa so please mobilize the youth in the struggle to save Lanka from these vile doddering generation of politicians.

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      Why our people are easy target to get misled ?
      :
      Today, people obviously have forgotten about the danger of WHITE VANNING and the brutal activities of BBS.
      .
      How many journalists went missing. Left the country for farther destinations not being able to excercise their press freedom in that dark era ?.
      .
      Ironically Journalists themselves let them be abused today by very same Rajaakshes.
      Lot more head line capturing newsitems being found on the LOCAL media are in favour of Rajakashes only.
      :
      No truths and factful information would outreach across the country. People in remote areas listen ONLY to Derana and Hiru TV channels, believing what they have been airing is the truth about the ground situation of the country.

      Iraj or the like young ARTISTS become above the real PROMINENT in the country and pass the message across the country in favour of Rajaakshes.
      :
      These men would never see it beyond. How can they see it beyond, so long the information they get are false and misleading.

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    Aiyo Ahimsa…..
    You have obviously not read our Mahavamsa Hansard..

    How can Dr Ranil seriously ask Nandasena to apologize for killing your Dad, when Dr Ranil divulged the Killers name in our Yahapalana Parliament in Kotte soon after the murder.
    -.
    And it was none other than Dr Ranil’s best mate and our only Mahavamsa Field Marshall Sarath Ponseka.

    BTW what happened to that Writ in California. It must have cost you a packet I guess in Green Backs..

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      Typical Sri Lankan nutbag

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      Sumanasekera,
      Would you like a Fig Leaf? Quit wrapping your minuscule vital parts in Sri Lanka’s much-loved national flag mate.
      Cheers!
      PS: Even a shameless Rajapaksa bootlicker should find the decency to respect a grieving daughter, courageously confronting a powerful, psychopathic killer head-on, in search justice for her brutally murdered father. MORE POWER TO AHIMSA!

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        Benny,

        I have daughters too mate.
        Why does Ahimsa keep going after Gota, when Dr Ranil the Prime Minister of the Country has told the Parliament that his own ex Minister Ponseka killed Lasantha?.

        I am sure Ahimsa can get MORE POWER for sure.
        That is if she takes a Leaf from Hirunika’s Book.

        And become a UNP MP from Colombo Central which I am sure Ahimsa can do easily with your mates there.

        With Kelwatta Kid as the President , imagine PM Dr Rnail giving us the Second Dose of Yahapalanaya with Hirunika from Kolonnawa and and Ahimsa from Wanathamulla as UNP Ministers…

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    Dear Daughter,

    we have no words to express our grief.
    If this multi murderer would become our president, entire world would not continue any kind of diplomatic ties with the country as is the case in North korea’s Kim govt.
    .
    Not only your father how many of others were subjected to extrajudicial killings in the high days of Rajakshe authoritarian govt. THere, the president of the country Mahinda Rajaapkshe had no whatsoever power since Gotabaya Rajakshe worked also taking the powers of his brother then.
    Some innocient unarmed prisoners were gunned down, by his order being passed to the army men. Rathupaswala protest asking some clean water to drink were shot dead injuring over 40 or so. People have all forgotten for some reasons, the very reason could be because of life threats.
    The very same local MEDIA men, shamelessly support being given to Rajakshes being unable to protect themselves. No truths woudl come to light, so the perception of the people become the hearsays of Rajakshes.
    No many got high criminals charges were jailed during the last few years, being unable to work with abusive President. Presidnet became their man, not having the backbone to stand against them. This is all about current day lanken politics. But we have to fight further until all these crimnals be jailed for ever.
    All is good if Rajakshes become American ctizens.
    All is good if Rajakshes signed the docs that will affect on lanken economy and life of the common man.
    But if UNP, JVP or any other parties would do sign pacts with others, they just send the message, inflicting riots across the COUNTRY.

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    Dear Ahimsa Wickranatunga,

    Thanks for putting the focus on Ranil W. It is sad that there is no Justice .He does not want to rock the boat. He wants to be PM or President. The people are fodder, sheep, expendable and can be sacrificed, and fooled, as the mean IQ is 79.

    There is no justice. Only injustice. Examples abound .

    This is Law and order and justice in the Land. Is this democracy?
    Does Ranil W stand for democracy?

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    All the traitorous Prime minister is interested is his survival only. Nothing else. Poor Ahimsa will not get any satisfaction from him. It is totally because of Ranil that the Rajapakses have got scot free. There is some connection between Ranil and Mahinda. That is the reason they got away with all the crimes committed by them.

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      What sayest thou Shyamon J?

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        Justice and Fair play,

        Shannon says it is democracy in a new article .

        Remember , the mean IQ is 79. It goes only do far.

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    what’s the point sharing this ,this government was and is in power nearly four years and there is a thing called presumption of innocence if any person is guilty they should collect evidence and show rather than building these false accusations.Personally I feel it’s terrible a person was killed and it’s even terrible they cannot find who killed ,if atall there was any trace of evidence it should be revealed but accusing a person based on political motives or suspicion cannot be accepted

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    Have you remembered your father just after Mr.GR announced his candidacy ?if atall where is the evidence and why was no action taken for 4 years.

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      Hashish Tennakoon – Don’t you realise that Ranilpaksha is protecting the Rajafucksha’s including GOTLER the national hangman!

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      Surely why no action was taken is explicit in Ahimsa’s letter. Also she by herself has done a lot and finally filed action in US Courts after waiting helplessly for justice in SL. So sorry about you holding a candle for the murderer.

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      Yajish maybe you don’t read or unable to read English. Ahimsa lost her father when she was a small child not natural causes but a brutal assassination on the instructions of this nasty lowlife goon Gota, who was only a gas station coolie in the USA. She filed a civil lawsuit against this goon in the USA few months back. Also she has been trying to bring this murderous bast@rd to justice ever since she became an adult. I cannot believe human race could go down to this level to make a sarcastic joke about a child who is trying to bring her father’s murderer to justice. What’s funny about this Yajish? Do you or anybody for that matter want to see their father’s murderer contesting elections to become the President? Fellows like you are the scum of this earth and sadly many of you hoodlums are lurking around CT for a long time

  • 27
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    Ahimsa, I am sorry to say you will not receive due justice in Lanka. Hundred of victims before you are still desperately searching and hundreds including recent Easter victims (after your dads death) have now joined you, seeking justice. Lankans in general have hit their immoral bottom, there is no empathy and hence no value as such for a human life , anymore.

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    Don’t worry. His own party support voters will teach him a lesson in upcoming general elections.

  • 26
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    It is because these filthy murderers keep getting away, they will continue to kill, harass, kidnap, and threaten, anyone who criticizes them, or bring into focus their crimes. It also emboldens others to keep doing the same. This young lady has not given what she deserves – justice for the brutal killing of her father in broad daylight, by cowards and scumbags, who now hide and are protected, because our leaders including RW, are doing sweet nothing. How many unsolved murders in this so called democracy?
    Now the same criminals want to get back into power, and stupid voters want them back? How many other families have not found closure, and are still in limbo?

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    Mostly forgotten are the hundreds who were incarcerated on Gotabaya’s orders as enforcer of the Prevention of Terrorism act, in prisons under terrible conditions.
    Many died in custody.
    Some are still in jail as ‘political prisoners’.
    They cannot be prosecuted as there is no admissible evidence against them except “confessions” extracted by means well known.
    UN Rapporteurs have visited and reported on these and other prisoners and the incidence of torture.

    • 9
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      Once again Ranil has spoken about various murders. It appears that he would be satisfied with the Murderers apology. Does that mean all those who commit a crime can escape with an apology?. You can’t expect anything better from a man who was allegedly responsible for some murders during his regime. In the event, he fails to get a nomination,
      as presidential candidate from the UNP he will not hesitate to support the opposition candidate and ensure the demise of UNP like what MR did to SLFP.

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    Ahimsa, when you brood over, your grief deepens & hatred may multiply.

    Be aware that people aren’t behind you. (except a handful)

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    shyamon
    why dont you read this

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    We shout out and tell the world that we are a Sinhala Buddhist country. So be it retribution has just begun the Buddhist way. All those who condone and pretend that nothing happened will face retribution in groups. Dittadamma wedhaniya Karma Etc.I still after so many years after Lasantha’s death
    shed a tear for him.

  • 6
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    Ranil has a motto: Let’s fight like dogs in elections; let’s work together for the good of the country during four & half years in between. If all the politicians can buy into this motto, SL would have been in much better position by now!

    However, as I mentioned elsewhere as well, this motto cannot be & shouldn’t be applied to a known criminal like GoRa at all ( as a matter of fact, I can’t even imagine sitting side by side in Gvt with any of the SLPP leaders including MaRa himself). Since the issue has come out into the open, I believe that Ranil has no choice but to make a pledge on what his position would be if GoRa wins & make request for national Gvt.

    In any case, we also must take the ground reality into account. It is very unlikely that the vast majority of UNP would ever to agree to form a national Gvt with SLPP. Therefore, from the practical point of view, in the final analysis, the issue will be another political curve ball Ranil cannot avoid facing head on right away. The other reality is the obliteration of evidence. Can he find refuge by putting the blame on MY 3 who should take the bigger part of the responsibility for believing that war heroes must be exempt from criminal justice? Let’s see!

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      I think the war heroes must be part of the governing process. IF they could defeat the LTTE, they can defeat other problems too. What is needed work, patriotism, desire and vision. Politicians have talked and every thing they talk is to make the International community happy and for their ears. At the end, they may say, even before independence Sri lanka was helping us.

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        JD,
        No one is denying the rights of war heroes getting into politics. Gen SF is already in. But, GoRa is different b’cos he is carrying a very heavy baggage full of heinous crime of kidnapping for torture and killing ( 44 journalists got killed).

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      Dee Pee,
      “Dr Ranil fights like Dogs during the day, And work together in the Night to develop the Country.”
      HaHaHaHaaaa.

      You must be one of those with high GDP with shares in Aloysious Family Trust and Dhammika Perera’s Pommy Trash Recycling Business…

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        Sumane’
        No; I’m still trying to find a way to bring back $ 18 billions hidden in foreign banks by your master MaRa & kids.

        BTW, Aloysious & D perera were known to frequent in Temple Trees dinning pre- 2015 days. Must have been great meals! The latest unpaid bill total is Rs 4 Billions! I wonder whether the cost includes meals for 26 exotic birds & 23 high- bred dogs as well!

        What were you doing then, partying with big shots or feeding the pets?

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          Dee Pee,
          Is Native Vadda your ex Royal classmate ?..

          You must have believed in Santa clause and Tooth Fairies giving Five Bux for a Milk Tooth when you were in Srilanka.

          BTW were you in Nalloor or Ramakrishna Lane in Wellala Gardens?..

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            KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

            “BTW were you in Nalloor or Ramakrishna Lane in Wellala Gardens?..”

            I doubt DP is able to visit Nalloor for the Army is groping every woman and man who wishes to visit the interior of the temple. Army goons do so under the pretext of national security. A substantial number of devotees appear to be Sinhala/Buddhist army men. As Hopper Sirisena suggested every Hindu temple must display Buddha statues. Else Sajith will have to build another 1125 Buddhist Vihares in the North East hoping to transform it into a Sinhala/Buddhist country.

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              Dear Native,-

              I had to show my Pectorals to the Poosaris last time I paid a visit to Nalloor.

              Do they ask the your women folk to do the same?..

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        KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

        “You must be one of those with high GDP with shares in Aloysious Family Trust and Dhammika Perera’s Pommy Trash Recycling Business…”

        Are you saying like you he too is a b***s carrier to different person(s)?

        Are you still going to be serving MR or switching your loyalty and servitute to War Criminal Gota the National Hangman?

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          Dear Native,-

          Are you Blind Native?,, How Old are you?.
          Is it advanced Cataract or Glaucoma not to notice Dr Ranil’s Balls on his shoulders?.. –

          Anyway what is this latest development of your Field Marshall Ponny and Galleon Ravi trying to lick our Nandasena Balls?..

          I can understand the Field Marshall doing it, after telling the Media how Keselwatta Senior’s Military Equipment donations to your Idol Pirahaparan not only killed tens of Thousands of our Sinhala Dalit Soldiers .
          But also those 600 innocent Kossas whom Keselwatta Preme handed over to Pottu Amman.

          I know the Field Marshall took some left over Dosh from the NOGS slush funds at the 2010 Election. .
          But he never robbed the Public Purse of our poor inhabitants.

          Galleon Ravi is in a different league . Don’t you think.

          What will piss me off is, if Galleon Ravi not only try to save his Penthouse but also the Donor of the Penthouse Aloysious and his Dear Father in Law Dr Mahendran and the Yahapalana PM Dr Ranil, who F***** our Nation Big time. for for good 4 and a 1/2 years .
          And get them amnesty to rip us off yet again.

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            KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

            If you are given a choice whom would you vote from the list below and why:

            Sajith Premadasa
            Navin Nayakka
            Wimal Sangili Karuppan Windbag Weerawansa
            Champika Ranawake
            Gnanasara
            Sambandan
            Sumanthiran
            Sivagilinkam
            Hakeem
            Rishard
            Namal Baby
            Former Beauty Queen Shiranthi

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              Dear Native,

              If you are serious you must must have put Hirunikers as the PM designated running mate of Keselwatta Kid…
              That would have stitched up a nice Coalition of the UNP Haves and Have Nots giving the Kid the chance to romp in.

              With the UNP Elites, Anglicans, Vellalas ,Bathudeens, Assth Sally, SLMC Hakeems, and even Hesbolla all coming together to back Hirunickers , who is the current Pin Up Girl of the Colombo Central and Srikotha Clans.
              And the UNP Dalits all behind Keselwatta Kid , to get those free Houses this time to park their Nanos from last time. what a formidable alliance it would have been to finish off Rajapaksa for ever.. .

              And Sampathar, Sivajilingam and Abraham would would have been the biggest winners, with Navin Nayakka giving them their Federal Eelaam with full Land and Police Powers..

              And Dr Ranil would have done a Lee Kuwan by becoming the Elder Statesman to oversee the Inauguration of the First Premier of the first Thamil Eelaam which even Hindians Tamils don’t have in their Chola and Pandiyan Land.

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          @NV, have you noticed every time someone posts honest comments about the Rajapaksa brutes, Sumanaya comes out crying and hollering? Why do you think it is that way? He must either be a Rajapaksa servant boy or part of the rogue family.

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            Tamil from the north

            “He must either be a Rajapaksa servant boy or part of the rogue family.”

            Don’t you know KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera is the official b***s carrier to the clan? At the moment he is entrusted with carrying Mahinda’s b***s.

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            Tamil from Nalloor..

            Do you have a UNP Branch in Scarborough?.
            Or do you send the Funds directly to Srikotha?.

            But you wouldn’t have the sort of dosh which the Tamils from London have , like that USD 4 Billion which Suren promised to Mangal for Yahapalan Mark 1…. Do you ?….

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              Ado Sumanaya rascal, money does not rule my life but a child crying out for her father breaks my heart. You dirty filth like you I am sure will die a very slow death, mark my work karma will catch up with you soon.

              By the way, I live a comfortable life away from filth like you and Goat Rajapaksa. But I feel very sorry for the foolish people of Lanka who keep electing these criminals. The UNP, SLFP are filled with useless codgers and the SLPP is filled with thieves and murderers.

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    I feel really taken in reading the letter written by Ahimsa. The fact remains is that the present Government only talks about the death of media personnel when it politically suits them and not to justice to a murder, abduction or assault of a person. On the other hand, the voice of Ahimsa is prominently heard loud and clear in the wake of certain political events and not otherwise. That erodes the cause of doing justice to the heinous murder of her father Lasantha. Certain questionable inactions by RW took place in the past. They were not highlighted then but now. In politics, there are no permanent friends or foes. That is the reality that Ahimsa and people like us who yearn for justice have to face. I am told that in addition to the “friendliness” under the table between Wickramasinghes and the Rajapakses there is a sword of Damocles hung on RW, namely, his responsibility on the Batalanda issue where a Commission of Inquiry has made findings. Interestingly the playmate of RW, CBK wanted expose and take action on the report but it was MR who covered up a lot of things for RW. You scratch my back and I scratch yours.

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      The Bayyas also talk about the dead Christians when it suits them. Funny how SB mobs attacked a Methodist Chruch in Anuradhapura on Palm Sunday (The other important sunday before Easter) and the media was just pussy footing it. DONT USE DEAD CHRISTIANS TO BASH MUSLIMS, the relationship those two Faith’s have and is history eclipses all the half assed crap this so called country has ever experienced. Any dummy can dig a whole and call it a sophisticated irrigation system

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    Ahimsa

    Your father’s murder is one of many high profile killings during the Rajapakse regime but there are many more which we are not aware of because these are voiceless civilians or even Tamil sympathisers (everybody is entitled to a fair trial) & they all deserve justice. Unfortunately, the entire judicial system in SL is corrupt & justice served is wishful thinking unless in the unlikely event of a radical change in our political leadership.

    Unsolved murders are nothing new & though unproven, we all know those responsible. The culprits may never be brought to justice but as a Buddhist, I take comfort in believing that ‘karma’ will prevail. On the other hand, as a rationalist, I don’t expect Karma will follow in the cycle of rebirth but thinking of some of the incidents in the past, such as, the accused of another journalist’s abduction & subsequent murder, being blown to bits & ending up in the gutter, I just wonder if there is such a thing as divine retribution.

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    Ahimsa

    Your father’s murder is one of many high profile killings during the Rajapakse regime but there are many more which we are not aware of because these are voiceless civilians or even Tamil sympathisers (everybody is entitled to a fair trial) & they all deserve justice. Unfortunately, the entire judicial system in SL is corrupt & justice served is wishful thinking unless in the unlikely event of a radical change in our political leadership.

    Unsolved murders are nothing new & though unproven, we all know those responsible. The culprits may never be brought to justice but as a Buddhist, I take comfort in believing that ‘karma’ will prevail. On the other hand, as a rationalist, I don’t expect Karma will follow in the cycle of rebirth but thinking of some of the incidents in the past, such as, the accused of another journalist’s abduction & subsequent murder, being blown to bits & ending up in the gutter in Pettah, I just wonder if there is such a thing as divine retribution.

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    Ahimsa, you are wasting your time with Ranil who is a well known, spineless, sevalaya.Dont expect anything from him. You deserve justice but how can you achieve under this set up. You are not alone in this predicament. There are hundreds of thousands. The entire world is unfair but SL is worse for a small country like ours. It is doubtful that we will ever have fairness and justice here.

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      Time to dump both UNP and Gota. Back a non party candidate who wll uphold real justice. It our last chance to salvage what little is left of SL.

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    Ranil Wickremasinghe cannot in any way be regarded as a less treacherous person than Maithripala Sirisena. He is running with the hare and hunting with the hounds at the same time. Bloody unprincipled rogue!

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    If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

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      Roy Samathanam, the only language Gota understands is the execution chamber where this SOB must be sent and hung immediately. Lankans have suffered enough in the hands of these bastards.

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    Sri Lanka Cries for justies.Lasantha is one as mentioned by others there are many.The land of Sri Lanka is full of innocent blood .They are crying for justis.
    How can the God bless a country like ours when the leaders are corroupt and the land is crying out for justice.

    I see a dream -But dont know when ?
    I hope at least my children will see it……….God Bless Sri Lanka.

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    I sincerely hope that you will very soon see that justice is done…get that man Gota and give him a public punishment. You have to make everything public so that none of the rajapakshas will ever want to live alive in Sri Lanka….

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    Murders of Many media men. youths. Rape and Kidnapping and violation of the rule of the country should be enough to nail Gothabya in a coffin and bury him He is No 1 crook He will convert the entire Sri Lankans crooks Never promote Political dynasty

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    Check the Hansard what Ranil said just after Late lasantha’s death.
    He said he knew who it was….. Why is the CID Sherlock not going behind Ranil to take a statement or produce Ranil in Court with a copy of the Hansard extrace with a charge od aiding and abetting.?

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