24 September, 2020

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Rajapaksa State Media’s Rajpal Abeynayake Confirms President’s Lie

The State run Daily News today confirmed that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had lied to the nation when he claimed on January 19 that there were only 12,000 troops in the Northern Province.

MahindaRajpal Abeynayake, President Rajapaksa’s handpicked head of the State owned Daily News on February 14, published a graph on the front page of his newspaper that showed that there were at least 80,000 Army personnel in the Northern Province.

Speaking at the opening of the Tellippalai Trail Cancer Hospital in January this year President Rajapaksa made the extraordinary claim that there were only 12,000 troops remaining in the whole Northern Province. Within days of this statement his own Secretary, Lalith Weeratunge told a diplomatic gathering in Geneva that there has been a decrease of 30 percent of the Army in the North from a peak of 120,000 to the current level of 80,000 by October 2013.

President Rajapaksa’s number of 12,000 troops was inclusive of all security forces personnel while Lalith Weeratunge was only giving the number for the Army. The Colombo Telegraph on 23rd January 2014 pointed this glaring discrepancy.

It is unclear if Abeynayake realised that his graph detailing the real troop numbers would automatically make President Mahinda Rajapaksa out to be a liar.

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    lying is entirely nothing for a sinner who killed his pregnant girlfriend in a limekiln.
    lying is nothing for an o/l failed lawyer & math failed finance minister.
    lying is nothing for a beggar who stole poor peoples tsunami funds.
    lying is nothing for a despot who misuse state funds to please his offsprings with things such as night races with beer huts + bbq stalls, while the poor mothers struggling get a packet of ‘kiripiti’ for thier infants.

    • 5
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      RE: Liars of Lanka,

      “Rajapaksa State Media’s Rajpal Abeynayake Confirms President’s Lie”

      This is NOT news. Why? Because they lie ALL the time.

      Did the Enlightened Buddha teach to lie? NO, No, No.

      Then Who taught to Lie to Sinhala Mahanama Buddhists?

      Who? Monk Mahanama. The greatest liar of Lanka.

      Read the Mahawansa. A tale of Absurdities.

      1. Vijaya’s ( Para- Vijaya, according to native Veddah terminology) grandfather was a lion, biologically impossible. A lie.

      2. Buddha visited Lanka three times in 500 BC. Another lie and Monk Mahanama Imagination.

      3. Vijaya’s ( Para- Vijaya, according to native Veddah terminology) landed on the day Buddha attained Nirvana, said the liar Monk Mahanama during 5th Century AD.

      4. The giant footprint on top of the mountain ( Samanala Kanda, “Adam’s” Peak)is that of Buddha. Another lie. HBuddha was NOT 40 feet tall.

      What was the need for Buddha to be on top of the mountain in Lanka in 500 BC? Dis he fly by the Dandu Monera Yantraya , a Giant Bird, and parachute to the top of the mountain?

      DeJa Vu… Liars para-dise.

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        Our president is not an accountant, he is confused in figures, in his accounts zeros has no values like 12000 and 120000. are same. you may see the budget presentation.

        • 0
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          David,

          Very interesting thought on the Zeros.

          One of the reasons given by the European rulers and controllers in the middle ages, for Not adopting the Arabic Numerals was the Zero, 0, was because the addition of just one Zero will make the number 10 times bigger and will lead to fraud. So they stuck with the Roman Numerals for some more times.

          So, this is now happening in Sri Lanka?

    • 2
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      ..”pregnant girl friend” OR first wife?? Just curios!

  • 2
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    Troops should be positioned where the threats are. It is not like people of Colombo opted for a violent separatist struggle.

    US has troops positioned from newly “captured” Iraq to South Korea. We only have troops inside our own legitimate borders.

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      you mean to imply outside our legitimate borders?

    • 3
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      LTTE is dead, so where is the threat. It has been 5 years since the end of the war. Surviving LTTE leaders now support Gota.
      The claims of “threat” is an accuse to indefinetly keep troops in the North to suppress Tamils.

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        Don’t know why any one should be against law enforcement if there are no intentions for violence or illegal activities. The more you shout against the troops the more you look suspicious.

    • 5
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      The article is about if the MR lied or not. He lied.

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        MR is a liar, just like any other politician. But troops should stay where the threat is.

  • 6
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    We all knew that was a lie?
    Why the state media is confirming the lie ?
    May be the president doesn’t know how to count after 12000′ it was 120,000
    Rather say it was a lie than claim he is stupid

  • 0
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    This fool cries that the western leaders do not believe when he say that no human rights were violated during the last stage of the war.

    How can they MR when you say Gal palena boru.

  • 0
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    perhaps he cant read charts

  • 5
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    These lies make him a hero among the “literate but stupid” masses.

    Lies, again lies – Gammanpila and so called people^s MADE war hero GOTA today admit it that it was a mistake and Gammanpila (blood sucker) did not know that GOTA ^s position is within public property ? Why cant law professionals argue against this today – is answered people are all under fears, fears that one being outside would not get it easily. This is a land of Rajapaskehs

  • 5
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    It would have better to give the 1/3rd of the country to the Eelamist than let MR & Co. steal from 100% of country…
    :)

  • 4
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    Has H/E ever uttered a truth????

  • 5
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    What’s new? Rajapaksa has always been a liar, a cheat and a thug. Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike had always maintained a clear judgement of MR and had said ” I will never give that fellow too much of a role as he will steal” You are so correct madam. So the fact that he is lying is a minor offence given the rest of his character.

  • 4
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    When did he ever tell the truth?????

  • 2
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    The king was asleep when a passing fly landed on his neck. The monkey was on the guard and tried several times in vein to chase the fly and then the angry monkey drew out the king’s sword and hit at the fly severing the king’s head. The proverbial monkey was the Rajpal monkey today.

  • 6
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    Lying and deception are second nature to Mahinda “The Criminal” Rajapaksa. The arrogance that man has is mind boggling. He knows he is lying and he knows that the people who are watching and listening also know that he is lying but still he lies and lies so openly.

    • 2
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      Blatant lying by political leaders, at least in this part of the world, was a monopoly of the Pakistanis (remember their shameful lying they know nothing about Bin Laden while keeping under their wings for years – not for summah, eh!) Starting with the “zero casualties” joke, the Rajapakses insist they can give the Pakistanis a good fight in this game.

      Backlash

    • 1
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      ….and to back him up he has Rajkattapal Abeynayake of the “Daily Noise”. This time Rajkattapal said the truth!

  • 2
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    “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
    ― Mark Twain

  • 0
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    Rajapakshe’s soul colleague – Zimbabwe’s Mugabbe turns 90 today.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-26257237

    Here are nine things you may not know about him – and which may hold the key to his longevity
    1) Exercise and traditional food
    2) Resurrection
    3) Great cricket fan
    4) Bad loser
    5) Prefers Cliff Richard to Bob Marley
    6) Snappy dresser
    7) Admires Kwame Nkrumah
    8) A man of many degrees
    9) Had a child aged 73

  • 3
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    Pinocchio, Snow White, and Superman are out for a stroll in town one day….

    As they walk, they come across a sign:
    “Beauty contest for the most beautiful woman in the world.”

    “I am entering” said Snow White.
    After half an hour she comes out and they ask her,
    “Well, how’d ya do?
    “First Place ,” said Snow White.

    They continue walking and they see a sign:

    “Contest for the strongest man in the world.”
    “I’m entering,” says Superman.
    After half an hour he returns and they ask him,

    “How did you make out?”
    “First Place ,” answers Superman. “Did you ever doubt?”

    They continue walking when they see a sign:
    “Contest! Who is the greatest liar in the world?”
    Pinocchio says,

    “This is mine.”
    Half an hour later, he returns with tears in his eyes.
    “What happened?” they asked.

    “Who the heck is Mahinda Rajapaksha?” he asked.

  • 2
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    There is some serous talk of the Rajapakses buying their own island off the Coast of Fiji??? The Tsunami rouge Rajapakse has a [Edited out]

    Come on Sri Lankans, lets all stand together and show the Rajapakses whose Country they are messing with???

    This land has become the land of corruption and bribery, and getting worse – come on everyone, lets band together and kick some un-royal butt..

  • 0
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    Lies,lies nothing but lies…..
    Is that all we can expect right through……
    What a shame……….

  • 1
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    It is time up to throw out what we have been swallowing
    all these years…………We are fed up to tears …..
    Why not bow out gracefully, and let another lead us to green pastures.

  • 0
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    Just give him the benefit of the doubt. 12000 was said as he could not read the zeros in 120000. Honest mistake by an extremely honest person.His eye sight may have let him down at age 69. when most government servants may have already retired by age 60 due to aging body parts like heart eyesight etc.

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