15 October, 2019

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Rajapaksa Denies His Son Is Involved In Thajudeen Murder

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today denied his son was involved in the alleged murder of national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.

Yoshitha Rajapaksa

Yoshitha Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa who is contesting the August 17 general election as a UPFA candidate from Kurunegala district said a future UPFA government would conduct an impartial probe into the alleged killing of Thajudeen if the party comes to power at the upcoming parliamentary polls.

Addressing a packed news conference at hotel Jaic Hilton in Colombo today, Rajapaksa went on to say that the timing of the new government’s probe on the alleged murder of Thajudeen which occurred in 2012 suggested that his political opponents were trying to gain petty political mileage from the incident on the eve of a crucial parliamentary election.

 Rajapaksa said that the government instead of trying to seek political mileage from the incident should conduct an impartial investigation and reveal the truth.

On Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne’s assertion that investigations have unearthed the involvement of three Presidential Security Division (PSD) personnel who served during Rajapaksa’s time in the incident, the former President said that politicians could utter various things but only an impartial and comprehensive probe will reveal the true nature of the rugger players death.

Meanwhile Thajudeen’s remains will be exhumed tomorrow on a Magisterial order. The order comes in the wake of the CID informing courts that fresh evidence show Thajudeens death was not accidental but murder.

It has been alleged that those with links to the Rajapaksa regime were involved in the killing. The media have reported that Thajudeen was killed over a love affair that involved Rajapaksa’s second son Yoshitha, although police recorded the death as a road accident.

Thajudeens charred body was found close to Shalika grounds in Narahenpita in May 2012, with the police claiming that his car had hit a wall and exploded

The Police has provided 24-hour security to the Thajudeen’s grave site fearing his remains will be removed before an exhumation..

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  • 49
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    Remember, at the time visting fact finding mission led by young UNP MPs were assaulted by organized thugs of Hambantota (Tangalle)on day light (all these were telecasted on the TV)- but what MR publicly stated was -those men were provoked by visting MPs, so there is nothing wrong them to attack the visiting. Can you imagine ?

    This is how the head of state reacted when citizens were brutally attacked.
    So, even if all evidence are there, MR would never accept that their offsprings were wrong. That is MR taught to his offsprings.

    • 22
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      RE: Rajapaksa Denies His Son Is Involved In Thajudeen Murder

      “So, even if all evidence are there, MR would never accept that their offsprings were wrong. That is MR taught to his offsprings. “

      They will always deny.

      They will always lie.

      They know that a fraction of the Modayas, Mootals and Fools with an average IQ of 65 will believe them.

      After all, more than 50% of these Modayas, Mootals and Fools believe that the Sun goes around the Earth and believe in Astrology, as well.

      MaRa MaRa Chatu maRa

      MaRa MaRa Amana MaRa

      MaRa MaRa HoRa MaRa

      MaRa MaRa Dgishana MaRa

      MaRa MaRa Mini MaRu MaRa

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  • 33
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    I am sure this was released close to election date just as a teaser for still would be Baiyo to read

    “The killers are said to have made a former girlfriend of Wasim’s listen to him being tortured, the sources said, adding that the horrific account of the events will form part of the evidence in the case”

  • 47
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    Can you remember some one asking from Steven Sacker of BBC “who is Lasantha”.

    This is the brother of the same individual who is denying his son’s involvement in the murder. The blood thirst just runs in their family.

    This is cannibalistic instinct with torture and the crying pain to be made to be heard by the lover of the victim. We are not talking of a movie here, real life time experience.

    This S.. has the audacity to call for a press conference and deny his animal son’s brutality. Never will a former Head of State go down to this level.

    But then who elevated these animals to this esteem positions of the country and what more, some still want to…….DEIYO SAKKI.

    • 29
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      days ahead, we could ask who is former president `s sons `- NO worries, justice will be safegaurded by the current regime soon.

  • 22
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    “a future UPFA government would conduct an impartial probe into the alleged killing of Thajudeen if the party comes to power at the upcoming parliamentary polls.”

    Still I don’t understand how a government conducts probes in a case that belongs to the police and courts. What happened to independent police service and courts?

    Is MR not making a promise to continue interfering with the police and courts?

  • 16
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    Do we seriously think anything will come out of this inquiry ?
    Our culture of impunity reaches way back.
    Richard De Zoysa’s killers still walk the streets, freely.
    So, who will bell the cat ? in our violence prone Nation.
    Until then, pray, one of us is ntt the next victim.

  • 26
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    MR and family covered up the murder. everyone knows that. Mr saying he will have impartial inquiry is a joke. Why didn’t he have it when he was in power? If he come to power (which will not happen)everything will be closed. And the family will run a fiefdom. MR is a power hungry monster

  • 25
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    “MR said a future UPFA government would conduct an impartial probe into the alleged killing of Thajudeen if the party comes to power at the upcoming parliamentary polls”

    What a joker!!! He is not fit to be President of this country anymore but he might qualify to be Maithripala’s or RW court jester. Does he think the people of this country can be fooled anymore like he fools the medamulana village fork.

    MR is a village thug who should not be allowed to raise his head in future.

  • 24
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    You bu. …..r!!
    nobody said your brood did it! It so happens that 1. The guy was murdered. 2. It was most likely covered up when you were in power! And you Bro was ccoincidentally the defence guy in charge of law and order. 3. The police officer in charge was your bootlickers 4. The murdered boy and your boy shared the same girl, was that true? 5. The good for nothing girl was dumped and bribed to take up a diplomatic post. 6. Why did the JMO give a report that did not tally with his post mortem findings nor the government analyst’s? Was he involved personally or you had control over him? By the way may I remind everyone that it was the same JMO who gave one of the amnesia reports to Bharatha Laksman’s murder accused!! WHAT IS 1+2 + + +, simple logic my dear MR Watson! ,

    My dear MR, you are amnesic and your uutterences are of that a vedi kaapu ura vagai (manic like a wildboar shot through …. as..

    god bless you and your boy!!! He has not been accused (yet) don’t jitter yet!!!

  • 11
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    “Rajapaksa Denies His Son Is Involved In Thajudeen Murder”

    Thajudeen? WHO is he?

  • 14
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    If MR wants to talk now of an impartial probe into the alleged killing of Thajudeen if at all the UPFA came into power….tall thoughts & high aspirations…..why did he not conduct this thorough investigation immediately after Thajudeen was found dead in 2012…..why now when a number of police officers are coming forward with their “New findings”?
    In fact I believe the coroner and all the investigating officers should also be brought to task for concealing and falsely revealing their findings….to the benefit of the Government in power….

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      Tariq,

      “In fact I believe the coroner and all the investigating officers should also be brought to task for concealing and falsely revealing their findings…”

      I agree.

  • 14
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    Dear Mahinda Rajapakse,
    You have lost your faith in the law & order and justice system of Srilanka within just seven months of the new president who was elected by people of this country. Do you know for a decade, people were telling that they lost their faith in the law & order and justice system of Srilanka. Do you have any intention of asking for international impartial investigation for the murder of this Rugby player? You are the first one who ran to UN asking for international investigation against Srilankan military in 1989. You are now betraying the country to cover of your son’s involvement in this murder.

  • 15
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    Why does MR wants to probe Thajudeens murder now if he comes to power,didnt he have time to probe it in 2012-Jan 2015 wheb he was in power? was he too busy ?

  • 13
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    How can you conduct an impartial investigation after saying this outright:
    “Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today denied his son was involved in the alleged murder of national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen”

    If even one third of the information that has come out is true, then not only the murders but also those that covered-up the murder and those that produced bogus documents should be sent to jail. They not only committed a crime but disgraced the office they hold.

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    [Edited out]
    Please write instead of posting links – CT

  • 8
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    Of course he is innocent. Just like you and your family are innocent of embezzlement, corruption, and ruthlessly getting rid of those standing in your way. You are the most kind and compassionate family to rule the nation.

  • 6
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    For anyone with a brain this denial is a bad joke. The saying pigs will fly comes to mind. However, to the fools described very well by Amarasiri it is important to hold a press conference and deny involvement of the son that way the motteyas can relax and claim “see, he denied it therefore he must be correct”. To these folks all I can say is it does not matter that you got some benefit out of supporting this scoundrel in the past. Please think of the country and vote for someone else or stay at home. This man MR is a monster. He is a serial killer, a compulsive liar, a crook and a thug. Nothing he says should you take seriously. He is going down to to defeat. Therefore you do not have to fear any retribution for not voting for him. So Please make up your minds to support some other less destructive candidate or don’t vote at all.

  • 8
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    The MR family made our country a country of impunity.

    Here we are talking about only one of the several crimes committed by this thug family.

    Of course they will deny everything. If our country is like any other democratic country
    these animals would have been caged long ago.

    To make our country a true democracy let us punish all the war and other criminals
    first to start with.

    MR GR and all other thugs in the country must be locked up in welikada or even hague
    for life. NO death sentence they must rot in jail until death.
    But politicians protect one another and this is why now we are PARAYAS in the eyes of
    of the international community.

    • 7
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      Totally, agree.

      Foreign embassies should stop issuing visas to MR family members – immediate and extended. They should be blacklisted for life.

  • 6
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    the fact he is associated with the murder itself is a proof that this is thug family

  • 5
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    When someone suddenly props up and says “I am not a prostitute” for no reason, it means she must have been a prostitute. In a similar vein, when Mahinda Rajapakse says his son was not involved in the murder of Thajudeen, when nobody had said it, we should start presuming his son was involved. It explains why the murder had been falsely reported as an accident. In the light of this case, the CID should revisit all fatal accidents in the last 10 years as only God knows how many of them had been equally suppressed by the dictatorial powers of the Rajapakses.

  • 4
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    If this story (of the murder) is true and linked to the Rajapakse family, What have these parents taught their three sons?, How do they sleep at night (or do they) ?, What drives them to do such unbearable things? and for what? Do they even pause to think what the Thajudeen family has gone through? We all know MR and the make-up of his brothers but what does Shiranthi as a mother have to say about this?

    May this Wasim rest in peace and may peace and good sense prevail with his family.

    May the nation seek justice from the Rajapakse family. They have blood from the north to the south on their hands. Let them deal with it.

  • 3
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    MR’s statement here: “a future UPFA government would conduct an impartial probe into the alleged killing of Thajudeen if the party comes to power at the upcoming parliamentary polls.”
    This is like asking a jackal to look after the fowl.
    How could he do it. If he does ot it is to save his son’s skin.
    Don’t think we are such fools to [Edited out]

  • 1
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    MR during your Presidency many such killings and deaths took place.The story that your son Yoshitha Rajapaksa was responsible was floating around even those days. Why did you not make a complete investigation into this, at least to clear the name of your family? You should have learnt a lesson from that GREAT KING ELAARA, who punished his child.Alas he could not continue his good work because that upstart Gemunu murdered him, not at a fair fight but by either stabbing him from behind or throttling the old man. Gemunu the killer was 1/3 of Elaara’s age 25:75

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