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Prisoners Weeratunga And Palpita Suddenly Fall Sick – Hospitalized After Three Years RI Sentencing

Former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Anusha Palpita who had each been sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court, were taken into the Prison Hospital today. Their prison and hospital numbers are – Anusha Palpita V18068 (Hospital Number 7401) Lalith Weeratunga V18069 (Hospital Number 7402)

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    No more VIP treatment. All medical attention should & must be given in side the prison hospital. Is they want specialist attention they should pay that also the specialist visiting the prison hospital. Whatever specialist recommend must be reviewed by a govt. appointed specialist and paid by the the prisoners.
    Otherwise this would become a joke and followed by everybody.

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      Oh c’mon now!

      Send them to the General Hospital and get Carlo and the GMOA to look after them. It’s a worse punishment than being locked up in Welikada with illustrious honest crooks.
      ……………..
      They say, the honest bank-robber is the one that takes a gun to a bank. ……………… Try telling that to Ranil, Mahendran, Aloysius, Mahinda, Cabraal, Basil, Lalith, Palpita, …………………..
      ……………..
      The trick to perfect/learn is to get respect while you are at it! …………. I’m almost there ……. with such great mentors; it’s a piece of cake ……………..

      • 18
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        Looks like we’ll be taking new Chinese loans to build new hospitals.

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        nimal fernando

        Do you remember prisoner Lalith Weeratunga (V18069) used to shuttle to and from Delhi Sultanate during the peak of war meeting Hindian (troika) triumvirate? Was he involved in war crimes?

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      Ben Hurling

      Where are you?

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      Sir,
      This verdict was hailed as a turnaround of Sri Lanka’s corrupt, lethargic & inefficient Judiciary. However, they looked as if they were off to a honeymoon as nation’s heroic, political victims. Despite the staggering amount of 600 millions stolen. Therefore, I have my doubts. This could be a “Deal” or an eyewash to pacify the rising civil society tidal wave. Against rotten SLFP & UNP. Those 2 convicted civil servants are so well connected to top echelons of both parties. It is unimaginable them spending 3 years of RI at Botique Hotel & Spa @ Welikada. Public pay attention.
      Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        Do you suspect a Diaspora connection in all these thefts?

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        You are right.That fake general had a luxury suit built at Bogambara perhaps by her higher up relative.He is honored by a statue too.This how we honor our fake past leaders like Kappetipola,did nothing until the good colonials did so much for us,the infrastructure you see today.
        These scoundrels insult decency and justice by showing contempt and showing lack of remorse for their crimes,buy laughing all the way to the prison vans as if they have won the cup final..This the miracle of Asia for some and kate pus for tax payers like us.

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekere

      It appears prisoners Anusha Palpita V18068 and Lalith Weeratunga V18069 are wearing suits made to measure by Savile Row Tailors. Or are they from Armani Collezioni?

      Please let me how many dalits could have been fed with the money these two spent on designer clothes.

      600 Millions is no peanuts.

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        Exactly Mate, Sil Redhi are not peanuts no Mate, 1 kilo peanuts is Rs 450 no, Rs 600 million is equal to giving a kilo of peanuts each to all Samurdhi recipients (1.5 million or more)..peanuts are not cheap no men, these civil service buggers should have given “they the people” peanuts instead of Sil Redhi, at least the poor Samurdhi buggers would have enjoyed that more.

    • 11
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      Dear Raizuh Langai,

      Yes, many will congratulate you for your perceptiveness:

      Three years Where ? – Paying Ward? September 7, 2017 16:48

      That was your cryptic comment here:

      https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/weeratunga-and-palipta-get-three-years-rigorous-imprisonment/comment-page-1/#comments

      You’re right, but let us be balanced. I would allow that the strains of the court ordeal, and even more the public handcuffed removal of a guy who was not used to such treatment could lead to a medical condition.

      If the sentence is, by and large, properly served that would suffice. And from every point of view this sentencing was a good thing. Comparison with the school Principal serving 8 years for 25K: HER sentence may be a bit too harsh. There is little to suggest that Lalith Weeratunga pocketed much (or even any) of that money himself.

      What we now need is the Rajapaksas put on trial – irrespective of the political fall out.

      *

      MY3 is intelligent, but sycophants could mislead him. He is still aware of his humble (but decent) origins. He would do well to be remembered as a man who was a better-than-average 5 year President.

      *

      Rajapaksa will be the hero of Nationalistic Sinhalese for many years to come. However, he must pay for all those murders. The ending of the war must be INVESTIGATED properly. Nobody really expects “War Criminals” to be executed. If they get 3 years AFTER proper invesigation, AND we have some credible programme for Tamils in the North to live with dignity, we will probably see reconcilliation in the country.

      As it is many of us still don’t want the National Anthem sung in Tamil:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdsEER8IUsE

      • 6
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        I’ve just made this comment on YouTube (and there the name that is on my Birth Certificate appears):

        Wonderful. The tune is the same, and some words get understood by me. But what is great is that well nigh all the comments are positive. Picking out one name, there’s Nalaka Muditha. Thanks for recognising that the anthem must be sung with understanding; that can only be done in one’s first language.

        *

        Don’t blame Tamils, blame ourselves if the day comes when our language gets so corrupted with English that WE won’t even understand the Sinhala version.

      • 6
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        Thank you for your comment. The system in our country is such even the whole lot of us who want a change, take over the power would do the same. Otherwise the system around us so enriched in corruption would never let us govern honestly.
        Even Lee Kuan Yew had his problems with nepotism. We need a powerful honest dictator to rule over the country so the crooks will never see the daylight again.
        Till then we have to have one member from one family to be elected -no more Great grand father to great grand son elected to Village council to presidency in one elected term, fixed terms per ministers and MPs Minimum qualification of AL . A panel of experts to interview the selected ministers, Maximum set number of ministers… The list goes on. So lets dream.

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          Raizuh Langai ~ “…………….We need a powerful honest dictator to rule over the country so the crooks will never see the daylight again……..”.
          Show me an honest dictator and I will give you my collection of hen’s teeth.
          There are people who think “………..We need GR to rule so dissenters will never see daylight again……”

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            Dear K.Pillai,

            You’ve given the obvious response to a very popular argument.

            Only thing is, I’m wondering how a seemingly intelligent guy like Raizuh Langai could have come up with it. Thanks to Yasin for volunteering!

            Although we see the weaknesses of Representative Democracy, it is the best system that is possible. Merger with a larger grouping for certain purposes was something I had hoped would be possible, but that seems increasingly remote.

            *

            Isn’t it shocking how communal so many commenters are? And mind, that’s among English users!

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          “We need a powerful honest dictator to rule over the country…”
          Don’t look any further, YES, I am the man of yours and many others dream.
          But…..I am from the down trodden minority…unfortunately…

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          Good idea so promote it asap.

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        Why only the ending should be investigated? The entire chapter of the war has to be investigated. If that cannot be done, entire case must be laid to rest. Both the Sinhalese and Tamils must learn to bury the hatchet and continue with their lives. The real reconciliation comes with the forgiveness towards one another.

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          Shenali

          All war crimes and crime against humanity committed since 5th April 1971 should be investigated. Now you have made an important contribution you can go to sleep.

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          Shenal,

          If you are the Retired Lieutenant, then thanks for toning down your response to me!

          “War does not determine who is right — only who is left.” as Bertrand Russell is supposed to have said.

          The Tamils have been decimated, do we have to humiliate them any more?

          When I made that comment, I had just seen this 15 minute video:

          https://vimeo.com/231070522

          that I had been directed to by a Tamil, here:

          https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/radhika-coomaraswamy-told-me-there-was-nothing-against-me-general-jagath-jayasuriya/

          We have ALL made mistakes. Now almost all Tamils want peace. Let’s stop talking about Dravidian and Aryan, and try to just INVESTIGATE. I just can’t see extreme punishments following, but we must convince the defeated that we can be fair and magnanimous in victory.

          We CAN afford to do it. Let’s not humiliate them any more.

          Actually, you are generous in your last two sentences. Thanks. You speak of forgiveness, yes, I’m hoping that after we confront the truth, the Tamils will recognise that a war brings out the worst instincts in people.

          Let us put all this behind it, but our current denials don’t help.

          As for the past, yes, the Tamils had it good in certain ways, but they never did anything as bad as what you see in those 15 minutes.

    • 15
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      Everyone knows that this is all a drama… I feel sorry for the people who still keep falling for these games!!!

      How many times must you be fooled before you wake up!?

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        Sunil

        “How many times must you be fooled before you wake up!?”

        You can fool all the people all the time because all the people are stupid all the time.

    • 3
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      As it’s now the prison hospital doctor decides if a prisoner needs hospital admission. The doctors are selfish like our politicians. They can be bought for money or perks. Look at how GMOA dictate their selfishness to the elected government and hold the country to ransom. The fraudsters, money launderers, murderers and robbers of people’s money want the MR King of corruption back to power so that they can go on bankrupt the country. The law must be changed so that another honest doctor must also approve the hospital admission prisoners in high profile cases.

    • 2
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      Hospitalization of Financial Criminals, amounts to Contempt of Court.
      The practice of White Collar criminals and corrupt politicians being sent to Prison Hospital must end or the Prison Officials who allow this practice should be charged with contempt of court verdicts.

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      Raizuh Langai, what do you mean “Otherwise this would become a joke”
      You idiot, don’t you realize that the entire government is a joke and whilst 85 percent of the Sri Lankans, especially the majority of the Sinhalese community are fools who loves to be screwed by the highly corrupt politicians.

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      Israeli Government is taking court action against PM Benjamin Netanyahu for committing state Fraud and his wife too had been subjected for investigations into fraud for misusing state money on catering Bills at their residence.
      What’s so pathetic about Srilankan Minion Politicians scrubbing each other’s backs??
      Why the crooks are not charged and thrown in prison for hell of a long time!??
      Why are they playing dirty games??
      Is this to do with the Religion??
      Or is it to do with the WHOLE GANG HAS GOT THEIR FINGERS IN THE COOKY JAR THEY are PROTECTING EACH OTHER. they are all thieves protecting each other.
      What sort of Politicians and so called Leaders have we got in this CURSED COUNTRY…
      GOD HELP SRI-LANKA.
      This country is Beyond Repair.

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        Get the good old British colonials back to sort out the country.

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    Some are calling this “A verdict that restored public trust!”

    Is this how the public feels!?

    Looks more like another drama orchestrated with the intention of the above mentioned!

    But 3 years for such a serious crime is an insult to the voters who wanted all these criminals punished….

    The legal system is an even bigger disappointment!!!

    These criminals should be in for at least 25 years..

    These criminals and the rest of the Rajapaksas Criminal network should get the death penalty if we are to clean up our country…

    Nothing less a death penalty that is swiftly carried out…

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      The punishment is commensurate with their crime – unless we really find out that only a fraction of the 600 million got distributed to poor people in the form of white cloth.

      Be realistic, please! If they remain in the prison hospital for some time, that is not a problem. The school Principal getting 8 years for 25K is harsh, but that should not be a comparison. And remember that lots of Principals do this – I was a TEACHER – so I know!

      Let us not over-react. Now go for the Rajapaksas who gave the order wanting to get elected by this means.

      *

      So often we blind ourselves to the real effects of all our talk. Private Education is O.K.; there may be problems with the running of SAITM (I’m not sure, myself). But what is the effect? Owing to a few activists all Medical Faculties in State Universities have come to a stand-still.

      If we have local elections, the way things are going I may even vote for the JVP (something that I’ve not done so far) – but only after forcing the guys to listen to what I perceive as still being expediency and not principle on their part.

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        Sinhala_Man

        “The punishment is commensurate with their crime – unless we really find out that only a fraction of the 600 million got distributed to poor people in the form of white cloth.”

        The members of Civil Service are the permanent custodian of the state’s finances, assets, etc. As Lalith Weeratunga was the senior most Civil Servant he should have set the highest standard in the service. Whether he looted one rupee or million he deserves more stiff sanction.

        During his long service is that all did he steal?

        The thieves are given respectability by parading them in public and giving them massive media coverage. They seem to thrive when they are surrounded by policemen as if they are the freedom fighters protesting against colonial rule.

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        think many times before you vote JVP, 1971 1988 dark clouds are still to think,, note about the party leavers behavior like Vimal W ……
        Think before you jump, don ,t get harsh decisions.
        good luck

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      Well said Anonymous. Since the law in this country is inside that “black hole” where the sun does not shine, every lawyer, judge and judicial officer of the court that SCREWS with this establishment is why we call them “a**s holes”. Although a few brave politicians like Minister Ranjan Ramanayake and Deputy Minister Ajith Perera called out on this entire crooked establishment, they too are not exempted because all politicians are deplorable than the black coats themselves.

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    This new development is a result of the meeting held between Mahinda Rajapaksa and many other rogues of the JO and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe immediately after Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita were sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court Judge. They have requested the Prime Minister (1)to let the two culprits be in the Prison Hospital until an appeal is filed (2) to help get them released by the appeal court judge. The prime Minister as a token of gratitude to Mahinda Rajapaksa for his past favours will definitely oblige and will expect them not to stir the Bond scam as well . So they are back scratching !!

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    Yahapalanaya bending judicial and prison rules. Day by day Mr Clean (so called) covered by dirt – by 2020 we would say MR is better than him.

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    What Bull crap is this ? The urgent meeting between RW and MR was to bend the judgement and make small favors. How could you say our leagal system is clean and straight. Ranil is known for these type of hoodwinking the leagal system and this is not the first time. He has to be impeached for the Bond issue as he was the man who brought Mahendran with a personal guarantee. He has to be out casted for all these underhand deals . He is full of promises and not a man of tangible action. The duo imprisoned for one tenth of the fraudulent action done during their time. People will curse these cowards who are trying to protect these thiefs. How on earth Ranil being a Royalist allow these rouges to get away after stealing people’s money.? UNP is finished and RW is accountable

  • 8
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    three years rigorous imprisonment , and admitted in hospital what joke the had a big smile while they were handcuffed together, now we all the meaning of the smile .
    While they were on power both of them laughed all the way to the bank with the swindled of public money now they are laughing all the way to the hospital
    What a joke

  • 8
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    none of the crooked JO’s have had the guts to state that these 2 “criminals” were just following instructions from Alibaba. Has Alibaba forked out the 52Mx2 =104 Million fines?
    btw lalith.w is another royalist! bbtw: how many sil reddies can you buy with 600M? 11M?

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    This is a mockery of justice. Every crooked politician and corrupt bastards who have been stealing blind from the government end up sick as soon as they are jailed and enjoy their stay in a hospital. Independent honest doctors if one can be found in SL must be asked to provide an assessment of the medical condition which these bastards fake. LEN rightly predicted that this would happen and the government must put an immediate stop to this practice. Time the tax authorities now raise a tax assessment of 600 m LKR on the crooked MR who was the beneficiary of the sil redis . The 600m was given on behalf of the election campaign of the crooked individual MR and this can be deemed as taxable income.

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      Pal J,

      We need International Doctors and Judges!
      If not no point in sentencing the fraudsters.

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    Locking up Weeratunge for carting out orders from the Rajapakse tribe when they were in power is profoundly unfair. He is a gentleman and man of honour and dedicated to the civil service. The legal fraternity is shooting the messenger rather than the decision makers. Imagine during the height of the Rajapakse’s reign if his instructions were not carried out Weeratunge would have been picked up by a white van. If there is any justice left in Srilanka, Weeratunge must be released immediately.

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      Weeratunga is no saint. He was similarly corrupt in Helping Hambantota case. Taking 190 Mn of Tsunami funds from PM office and crediting MR sister account. Only the interventin of Sarath Silva then Chief justice saved him from jail. He was not a CIVIL SERVANT a politician supporting MR. Election time he came on TV and asked p;eople to vote for MR. The recorded TV program to be aired 2 days before the last Presidcential election (Janapathi Oba Amathai) which was blocked by court, he was with MR and a likes of Gamini Senarath, RDA Chairman Wijesiri challenging the allegations of severe corruption against MR. He stated in that program “we are civil servants- we will not allow corruption to takere place”. He allowed Sri Lankan airlines girl to be assigned to Namal. He allowed 1800 govt vehicles to be misused by MR clan.
      We are glad this common criminal was give 3 yrs RI. it will set a good example for the future

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      Kumar Sandirasegaram

      You make a very lame excuse for Weeratunge. He is exactly the type of person we expected to stand up to Rajapaksa regime. Weeratunge is well-educated and well qualified; a learned man, who should know right from wrong. A ‘gentleman and man of honour’ would have put his foot down and refused to do something that was not proper. He would have resigned, rather than acquiesce. Now he must face the music.

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      kumar

      if he did not like carrying out orders he could have resigned couldn’t he?because their are sycophants like this only rajapakshes could do anything at that time and get away with it.So these buggers must be locked up for 25 years unless they are willing to incriminate their masters. 3 years ‘RI’ at the prison hospital is a joke.They will only get all their medical ailments sorted out and come back healthy and smiling.

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    when person is convicted and sentenced ..if the PM or President can bend it ..then where is the independence of the judiciary…?
    This is a bloody joke….
    Tamil Community’s request for international judges is very reasonable…

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    This is a mockery of our judicial system and the Prisons department. The two convicted criminals given 3 years Rigoorous Imprisonment were laughing when they came to court and then handcuffed and boarded the prison bus. No illness at all.

    Same happened when Basil Rajapakse was remanded. He went to the General hospital. Before remand and soon after release he was doing p;olitical work. Same for Namal, Duminda Silva. Lalith Kotalawela and wife.

    The Prison doctors must be paid millions by these criminals to issue medical certificates. The assets of Prison medical officers and senior Pprison offivcials must be investigated.
    What a countrry- even for prisoners there are two classes. The poor end up in prison doing hard labour. The rich and powerful in Prison hospital. The Yahapalanaya pundits and the JVP should agitate against this bassis injustic in our system.

  • 3
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    Why blame the bullets when the person who fired them is hale and hearty planning the the next move perhaps? White cloths and white flags have become a sign of danger.

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    Like white-collar scum everywhere, these rascals will use every trick in the book to escape. The sentence they got was totally rubbish – did the judge get cold feet? – and like many others they will make for the Merchant ward until something can be ‘shaped’. They have got off lightly, the fines are chicken-feed by comparison to what went into their (and other) pockets.

    These two are the very small tip of a huge iceberg of MaRa shysters who screwed the public coffers during the reign of the Great Liberator.

    WHEN will the other big fat bar-stewards face the music?

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    Looking at the picture , Palpita all smiles , posing as if going
    honeymoon with next door man’s eighteen year old daughter !
    And Lali boy , as if he is going to come back to serve as PM
    secretary in two years !
    We had a sudden crack down on all mosquito breeders and
    the army was called in to tackle the epidemic . People have
    lost patience and it is now time to diagnose the disease of
    culprits falling ill with a court verdict of putting behind bars
    even for a couple of months ! This is now worst to Dengue !
    THESE ARE ALL EDUCATED CREATURES WHO READ COUNTRY
    SITUATIONS DAILY AND YET IMMITATE AND REPEAT THE
    SAME TRICKS AGAIN AND AGAIN WITHOUT ANY HESITATION
    BECAUSE OF NO SENSE OF SHAME ON THEM OR RESPECT TO
    THE LAW OF THE COUNTRY . THEY EVEN DON’T KNOW SUCH
    THINGS EXIST ! THOSE STUFFS , IN THEIR MINDS ARE ONLY
    FOR THE STUPID RURAL FOLKS WHO FOOLISHLY HOLD THEM
    HIGH IN THEIR STUPID HEADS . NOT THE ECONOMY AND HIGH
    RISE BUILDINGS THAT SHOULD CHANGE , TAKE STEPS TO
    CHANGE THESE ATTITUDES AND EVERYTHING ELSE WILL
    CHANGE IN NO TIME .

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    LW was the man who stooped so low as to go down on his knees to worship and greet Sirima everytime she came to her office after she was made PM in 1994. Hemasiri did the same. Hemasiri was definitely more cunning and survived because he was UNP. LW was arrogant and the CBK government was highly taken up by him and then they saw how he ran MR’s ship and were upset with him. This so called top civil servant who spoke top notch English and is a Royalist is a shameless bugger. But I do not think he can be blamed because if he did not release the money Mad Mahinda would have punished him and abused him in filth. They used SriLankan Airlines money to make tshirts; they used Civil Aviation and Airports Authority money to cart people to rallies. They all used state funds and those agencies where MR’s cousin Prasanna W was in charge did not object. LW was not stealing money but was releasing money to appease his Godfather. No doubt he was an arrogant small penised prick who became rich. His “Wife” Sugathadasa was smart but I think he was sleeping with a lots of other women including VVIP siblings.

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    People of common sense should have rejected MARA simply on one
    ground and that is , he served his full term of office and should have
    retired with full respect (calling election two years in advance of full
    term was his greed). Now , that didn’t happen , doing all he can to
    sabotage the lawful winner by hook or crook , HE MUST BE TAKEN
    TO TASK ! LALITH AND PALPITA TOOK PUBLIC MONEY FROM THE
    TELECOM AND SPENT IT FOR MARA . AT THIS POINT WE MUST
    ALSO POINT OUT THAT THIS MONEY WAS SPENT ON “SIL REDI.”
    STOLEN MONEY TO EARNING POINTS FOR NIRVANA ! EVEN THE
    STOLEN MONEY DIDN’T GO TO OTHER RELIGIONS ! MAYBE HE
    THOUGHT BUDDHISTS ARE THE EASIEST TO FOOL AROUND WITH.
    AND THIS IS JUST ONE INSTANCE ! HOW MUCH MONEY COULD
    HAVE FLOWED FROM MANY OTHER INSTITUTIONS LIKE SLTB,
    SATHOSA ETC ? KEEP DIGGING !

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    Yahapalanaya will not let even a hair to fall from Old Royals.
    American showed their mighty force during the 2015 election to threaten Old King. But the UNP’s smart foxes let him run away through the basement- underground pass way of Temple Tree House. He will be coming back.

    The “three years only” verdict is a prearranged “Sinhala Jury” only verdict. UNP, SLFP, Joint Comedies, Yahapalanaya Justifiers Opposition, High Court, AG’s department, prison Dept., Hospital, Colombo Media … they all are in this game. This is a Well-Orchestrated drama. Media is playing a big game in cheating people.

    Yahapalanaya is not just fooling Modaya Voters, but every Common sense person in and out Lankawe.

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    hospital bed 7401 and 7402 tags say booked till 7.9.2020.

    after spending three years in the hospital doing all the heath checks and getting treatment they will come out fully fit to enjoy some of the 600 mln they defrauded.

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    president has to close the prison hospital.Why should prisoners have a hospital exclusive for them.Why don’t we also have a bus drivers hospital,accountants hospital,a electricians hospital etc.

    if the prisoners need treatment they can be treated in their cells.The doctor who gave the MC also should be sacked form government service.

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      Sorry man, the refugees whose land robbed out by army are in the jungles without water to drink. There is a Luxury Prison in south built with Chinese loans in anticipation of higher needs.

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      shankar

      “president has to close the prison hospital.”

      The way things are President might order Lanka Hospitals a open a branch in each prison.

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    what further crap is this?

    “Former Development Lotteries Board (DLB) Chairman Sarana Gunawardena has been transferred to the Prison Hospital.Gunawardene is being held on charges he misused state property during his tenure as Chairman of the DLB.He was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division on Monday (4) and ordered held until September 18.He joins former President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Palpita who were moved to the prison hospital today after being sentenced to 3 years RI yesterday”.

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      Maithripala Sirisena went to Check this Sarana Gunawardane guy which means president is helping thieves.

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    I knew this. Judiciary has become a mockery at the hands of “superclass tie-coats and politicians”. There is disorder in the Judiciary.

    Lack of transparency/accountability for superclass have made the public lost faith in the Judiciary.

    Let’s make the job easy for the Police. There is no need for the Police to file cases against superclass. Police only have to get a medical certificate from the accused, show it to the Commissioner of Prisons, get his approval to assign a special room in the Prison Hospital, bring the medical certificate to the Court, present the charge sheet which has proof beyond doubt that the accused is guilty, and as the medical certificate supersedes the charge sheet, the Court can “sentence the accused to Prison Hospital right away for rigorous medical treatment” so that they can stay at the hospital until they file an Appeal and go home!!!

    I saw some good judgements like sentencing a rapist for 45-year rigorous imprisonment and at the same time a female principal for 8-year rigorous imprisonment for seeking Rs. 25,000, a field officer for 20-year rigorous imprisonment for seeking Rs. 10,000 and a 3-year rigorous imprisonment for a former Secretary to President and a DG for misusing Rs. 600 million from public coffer before a presidential election and distributing among 700,000 choice voters.

    Which crime is greater, a personal act or an act involving 21 million taxpayers money?

    A public officer is a public officer. Superclass heroes can stay at the prison hospital. I have no grudge. I am only seeking equal justice and fairness to the ordinary class.

    I demand the 8-year rigorous imprisonment of the principal and the 20-year rigorous imprisonment of the field officer and all other sentences be converted to “rigorous babysit at the prison hospital”.

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      Poor Wimal, now he has to find a new set of words to conceal the abuse of state resources by his godfather and Rajapaksa clan.

      Wimal can no longer say “There is a conspiracy by the government to ‘imprison’ JO leaders and their supporters”.

      He will have to say “There is a conspiracy by the government to ‘hospitalize’ JO leaders and their supporters”.

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      The Judiciary has set a very bad example by giving a wrong message to the Government Service.

      The message is “Don’t be scared to violate Financial Regulations, misuse public funds, breach election law, bribe voters with public money during election time, as long as you can get a medical certificate acceptable to prison officers.”

      The Courts should’ve released the duo rather than convicting them without letting them mocked the Judiciary the following day. Even their body language gave the impression that they don’t give a hoot to the High Court verdict.

      If the convicts can admit themselves to hospitals, then the Intelligence Officers who were not found guilty but in jail due to denied bail should also be admitted to hospital.

      Seriously, people should fight for corruption and fraud free country, before politicians legalize fraud.

      There is no need to have FR in place if breaching FR takes place at the highest level.

      The entire system is corrupt. Selective justice, class discrimination, inequality and subversion of the Rule of the Law are prominent.

      Now I can understand why the President says social media always slander him and that there is a smear campaign against him because he hails from an ordinary family. Corrupts seem to be throwing money left and right to come back to power.

      “I am a farmer, not a lawyer”, this is my famous line. I put my feet in farmer’s shoes and look at what is happening in the country. Corrupt is protected by corrupt. What people need is a collective voice not one firefly who can light only his path.

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    Contd’….

    I am a farmer, not a lawyer. I am thinking, what should tell people in my village when I go back to village? Should I tell them that “misusing public funds is ok, you only have to possess a pre-arranged medical certificate from a local doctor which a prison doctor can validate (it doesn’t matter even if you have to bribe them which is accepted in certain cases) and wear tie and coat when you appear before the courts so that you are free to decide how you spend your jail term”? Thank you.

    Mr. President, 20th Amendment is brought by the superclass to cut your wings. If it is passed, you will lose your control over Provincial Councils. They can act independent. Some sections of the 20th Amendment is a miniature version of the Federal Constitution. I remember you saying something about devolving power which I am sure not like this. Please protect your position until 2020. I vehemently support executive presidency as without that we are nowhere. I want you to be there, as in 2020, the President and the Prime Minister both should be elected from the ordinary class. We will make sure that will happen and that those two positions will remain with the ordinary class forever. Enough is enough.

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    Interestingly, Lalith W. was a member of the “team” of the then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse who siphoned off a colossal Rs. 82M of monies given to the Prime Minister’s Fund as tsunami relief and reconstruction, into a private account called ‘Helping Hambantota’ maintained at the Standard Chartered Bank. So his siphoning track record goes way back beyond 2005.

    Sonali Samarasinghe super HH expose is here http://www.thesundayleader.lk/20050703/spotlight.htm#The

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    Of course the drama was scripted with blessings from both sides. The next part is treatment in Singapore. The price of this “Keep quiet on the bonds issue”.
    Serious bargaining is now on………

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    as long as ranil is the PM there won’t be any good governance in the country.There will be always backroom deals like the one now where mahinda got him to send them to prison hospital.Mahinda is the husband and ranil is his wife.After the LG elections the stubborn UNP will be wiped out and ranil will find it pretty difficult to hang on to the leadership.

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    So the high stand doctors from GMOA have to ward them to treat these crooks but when the really sick poor come to see them they write Panadols or Disprins as prescriptions and send them home.

    Shouldn’t these guys given medicine or placebos and sent back to the cage.

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    How it was under the Raja Inc. govt.

    “Former Army Commander Gen. Sarath Fonseka has been denied medical attention by prison authorities according to his wife Ms. Anoma Fonseka. According to Ms. Anoma Fonseka her husband had been advised to be admitted to hospital on a monthly basis to be treated for a lung condition and in addition he also suffered from ailments in the shoulder and knees which also required treatment and rest.

    Gen. Fonseka has refused to see four prison doctors stating they didn’t know his medical history. Gen. Fonseka usually receives treatment at a private hospital in Colombo where he consults two doctors, who have been treating him for several years.

    Ms. Anoma Fonseka said a new court directive would be obtained in consultation with her lawyers to ensure her husband received hospital treatment. She said attempts to get lawyers to intervene to get her husband to hospital have not been successful. “

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    This is playing out to be better than a cartoon strip or a British sit com. Those arrested must be the Sri Lankan version of those fictional twins from the popular comic series “The Adventures of TinTin”. In our local context, the original detectives portrayed as Thomson and Thompson are absolute THIEVES that have no shame or fear.

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    The verdicts against Weeratunga and Palpit vs Govt. -of UNP- judgment having inheritance of inequalities by our Judiciary and Legal system not in good faith by Judges, who delivered given reasons of Two of are political motivated act that turn into Law. The Given Sila Cloths by two high officers to Buddhist preaches in terms of Dana of Buddhist society often higher tier of social life. While regarding as of marginal importance of an Economy and Government and Judiciary are concern?
    Our Judges are not well educated enough to realized simple norms of Buddhist thoughts Dana has crated the social narratives the bind us together as a majority people of Sri Lankan.
    Which allowing us to except political motivations, that empathized with one another as an extended society and factional families values of advocacy of Buddhist Temples organizations whose purposed is to created social BONDS.
    By sharing a Majority people heritage we come to think of ourselves as Buddhist Community and accumulate values of Buddhist trust without that Business ,Government and Judiciary would be impossible establishment of Democracy and Rule of Law that maintain in an Island ?
    The UNP,— back Judgment and verdict that aim of attacking MR ruling of governances an Ignorance’s of the Will majority people is not going to Restorations of Rule of Law our land? This verdicts is never proven corruptions of engagements by Weeratunga and Palpaity .
    The High Court Judgment against Weertunga & Plapita eventfully basic an undermined vital norms of Buddhist Thoughts and its civilization. @@@@@@@.

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    JO and Monks calling on the Sinhala Baudha Deshapremi’s:

    “The joint opposition with the help of Buddhist monks is hoping to collect cash donations to pay the fine imposed by the High Court on former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga, MP Bandula Gunawardena said yesterday.”

    Softy, Sumana better get their donations in.

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