“Ranil Has Ordered For My Arrest” Wimal Weerawansa Said Just Before His Arrest

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Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was arrested this morning by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID).

Wimal Weerawansa

Wimal Weerawansa

He was arrested on charges of misusing state vehicles during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term. He was arrested after he arrived this morning at the FCID to give a statement over the allegations.

Speaking to journalists outside the FCID building this morning, prior to entering the FCID, Weerawansa claimed that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had ordered the FCID to arrest him today.
“Based on the information we have received, the FCID is preparing to put me behind bars today. Just before going abroad, Wickremesinghe has ordered for the arrest of me and several others,” he said. Weerawansa also added that these political motivated arrests were not going to stop him or the others in their fight against this government.

Weerawansa had allegedly misused state vehicles when he was the Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities. Last year, his brother, Sarath was also arrested and remanded on charges of misusing state vehicles.

 

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52 Responses to “Ranil Has Ordered For My Arrest” Wimal Weerawansa Said Just Before His Arrest

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    About time. Whether or not the PM ordered it is irrelavant. This is the bumbest bloody crook to ever become a politician. That alone is enough.

    Wera
    January 10, 2017 at 12:38 pm
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      This mouth piece destroyed the nation more than the drug mafia did it. I hope the man will not find any return. The harm done and being done by this man is beyond all levels.

      Samuel Jayaweera
      January 10, 2017 at 2:34 pm
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        For me this man and the rapidly rising astro or other kind of soothsayers in the country are the real harm doers to lanken society. We talk so proudly about lanken social indicators such as higher literacy no second to that of Sinagpore or average EU countries, but the very same folks let uneducated men with higher rhetoric powers to abuse them easily. How can Wimal Weerawanse or the like politicians bear a balanced view about the world and their politics ? My anger is some good educated … proved men like Bandula Gunawardhana or the like too flock together with WW, since they dont see any harm being done so. Bandula Gunawardhana could see the danger of lanken future also in the high days of Maharaja – while his all abusive Basil was abusing the state treasary to all core. Sadly all the ministers including BG and DG and everyone were somehow made blind and deaf in the days of MR. Even today, Media men seem not bringing any interviews with the men as to why they behaved so ? Media are becoming so problematic today since they seem not wanting people to experience ground realities. If lanken media would have been more into unbiased – things would have changed towards the betterment of the people- even long ago.

        Samuel Jayaweera
        January 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm
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      I heard FORMER President was predicting the Arrest of WW two days ago ? How come he knew it ?I think not only his SOOTHSAYER Royal Astrologer, but also FORMER Prez seem to have talent soothsaying ? Kattadiya of first grade ? There is a common saying vernacular – Aba kewa minihage molaya daniy – one who has spiced mustards suffers from the burning sensation. Nobody else. Now with information coming about Yoshita Rajakashe to have withrawn something like 500 Million of dollars from the Dubai bank, while the boy was on his so called MEDICAL travel heading to Australia.

      Rarityminds
      January 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm
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        $500M?. How long does he need to earn this amount?. I can see why MR being desperate to come back to power, maybe not earn more, but to protect what he had amassed to him and his family, that will make him harder on minority. Because as DJ says, if he was personally insulted, that is the end. So somebody touching hard earned his money would not go down well with him. Poor voters do not know what is going on.

        Aia
        January 10, 2017 at 7:01 pm
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          That moronic son abused the kindness of President and the current govt in terms of giving Yoshita freedom to travel to Australia for so called penis elongation – or the like operation. But the boy had travelled via Dubai so that he could withraw the amount of sum. But his magical father says, he will cut his throat if anyone would prove him to have frauded a dollar. All the saviings are kept under the name of his wife the gold business queen and his sons.

          Rarityminds
          January 10, 2017 at 10:18 pm
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        Rarity minds wrre you there when he withdrew this 500 million. Just curious.

        sarojini
        January 13, 2017 at 12:01 am
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          sarojini Are you his alibi?

          Native Vedda
          January 13, 2017 at 12:28 am
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      The failure lies on the senior politicians of this country to have allowed WW or the like men to enter lanken politics. Just listen to his version in and out of Parliament, most of them are just paranoic theories. But as we got to see lately ON TV screens, how so called former JVPer lives in a luxurious style mansion. WHo financed him to have built such palaces int he middle of colombo district ? All record reveal the man was a school drop out, who came froma poor family background, no his family would be able to build him a house from his family wealth. So the monies should come from illegal manner during the last 10 years. Today, it is believed the man et al are part of VIAGRA testing for the pharma companies. Also a young boy found dead in his house recently, nothing came out in terms of post mortem investigations. Today s forensic lab tests can reveal almost everything . if the investigations held in compliance with lanken standards, if they have any, now i CANT trust anyone.. this man should LONG have been part of lanken prison community:

      Dan Fernando
      January 10, 2017 at 3:34 pm
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        Bringing Narcotics is a well organized business, Probably that is what a western govt wants. All the politicians in diyawanna has signed out kudu containers without checking. YOu know even if found what would happen. they go back to the market. If Sri lankan politicians dance too much, it is like what happened to Venezuela and some other States.

        jim softy
        January 11, 2017 at 5:02 am
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      What a bloody lousy charge? There are so many serious allegations against WW and is this the only pathetic charge this government can come up with? If misusing state vehicles is a crime then ‘selling of Duty Free’ vehicles bought with public money should be a very serious crime; No ONE HAS BEEN CHARGED FOR THIS. Further, allowing the sale of such ‘duty free’ permits and vehicles amounts to bribery and corruption and again NO ONE HAS BEEN CHARGED. PEOPLE ARE WATCHING THIS CIRCUS AND THOSE OF US WHO VOTED THIS GOVT IN TO FIGHT CORRUPTION WILL VOTE AGAINST IT STARTING WITH THE NEXT LOCAL GOVT ELECTIONS, IF THERE IS NO IMMEDIATE STOP TO POLITICIANS INGRATIATING THEMSELVES WHILST THE PUBLIC ARE BURDENED WITH ALL THE TAXES.

      Richard
      January 10, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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      Damn true, it should have been done years ago,t last somebody discovered that he had balls !

      eldorado
      January 11, 2017 at 9:53 am
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      Why should Ranil to have ordered your arrest ? If we are no fools like JOIN opposition men, we all know that yours is a long wanted case. Not just for those vehicles, but also impersonifications of the passports and several other issues. If you respect the truths and justice, you should voluntarily go and inform the law and order authoriteis. Then only one could see that you are a real LAW makers of this nation: Think of it at least today. No too late

      Sinchoappu
      January 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm
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      THIS DROPOUT THUG SHOULD BE ARRESTED WITH HIS WIFE LONG BEFORE.

      Joseph De Vazz - Kotte
      January 17, 2017 at 10:25 pm
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      A Dirty mouthpiece of MR silenced temporarily.

      Benedict Joseph - Mahanuwara
      January 20, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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        These men with subsistence mentality almost looted the nation. Today the problem has been, rulers work diehard, but they dont make any whistles. Today, I happened to listen to Premier s interview with indian sender, there he was very smart. Now we can be proud of being srilankens. Really you know :) Current Duo are very patient and decent. That is what a leadership should bring with. Not the mustasch or show off life style. Current Duo care nothing as any others get in to a charter plane and go abrod for Forums and meetings. But those were the days, srilanken aircrafts were abused by UNEDUCATED Rajaapskhes …. knowing the billions already lost the Airline. How come. :::that alone says to everyone how Intelligent Mahinda Rajapakshe had been. Wimal Weerawanse is and was a blood sucking leech of MR. Today being unable to face the world, like crabs in hot water they make it them further LAUGHTER STOCKs.

        Sam Fernando
        January 20, 2017 at 7:40 pm
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    The question is did you, Wimal Weerawamse, misuse state vehicles, distribute state houses to your close relatives and friends at less than market prices and alter the day of birth in your birth certificate {not a serious crime)apart from other allegations? If you are accused then they can arrest you and interrogate as you are not above the law. Only person above the law is the instigator and the one who turned a blind eye to all the corruptions, money laundering, abductions and murders. You must be thankful to Ranil and The president for delaying your arrest on the hope you would not up to mischief making. You want your master back so that all his cronies can continue to rob the poor and increase your bank balances. Your master was rejected to rule the country twice and still none of you learnt any lesson. You will be treated like any Sri Lankan citizen under this regime and forget about getting away with crimes as happened under your master’s regime.

    Saro
    January 10, 2017 at 12:49 pm
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    Which is a more serious crime against civil society ? [1] The misuse of state vehicles ? OR [2] The manipulation of Central Bank Bonds ?

    Deep in Thought
    January 10, 2017 at 12:55 pm
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      Shush! The misuse of state vehicles of course!! :)))

      Words
      January 10, 2017 at 2:05 pm
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      Well said well said. But with the strong heterosexual macho cabinet, misuse of vehicles continues but with Green party people. This is about the weakest charge someone could make. Are they fishing for more information on Big Boss MR? Premdasa had a fleet of cars without even the required registration permits when he was President. Everyone misused vehicles.

      Natasha
      January 10, 2017 at 6:34 pm
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        Then why the past presidents did not take action. So for those wrong doing Mahinda Rajapaksha should be arrested too

        sam
        January 10, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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      Most of the most serious crime against civil society is, Giving VIAGRA TO A SEX GIGLO, WHO PLAY WITH HIS X starving WIFE and [that act watching husband].

      Julampitiye Amaraya
      January 10, 2017 at 9:24 pm
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    It is too little, too late. You are right, Ranil protected you all these days and now left you off the hook. it is better if Sira also takes his hand off high profile murders and highway robberies. Then most of the big fishes could be netted, including James Bond. Understand that these two highest men of the land, MY3/Ranil has started to act only when their survival is at stake. But for us folks, all’s well that ends well.

    Ansar
    January 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm
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    What is this man talking about? This is another utterly dishonest proven cheat who talks morality and practices completely the opposite. FCID should questioned this man what he did with his duty free car permit. It was sold to Budget taxi owner Jayasumana (reg No CAT 9797), who imported a Luxury Toyota pajaro paying only Rs 1750/- for the vehicle and use it. How much tax revenue this person defrauded from the sale of the permit. over 30 million rupees. Please send a clear message to other cheats by sending this man to jail. CT, please republish this man’s Customs Document for the information of the people.

    Justice
    January 10, 2017 at 1:09 pm
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      And why is the murder/death of a young man at Weeres house unspoken of???

      Aku
      January 10, 2017 at 1:31 pm
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        Aku “And why is the murder/death of a young man at Weeres house unspoken of???” V I A G R A – V I A G R A – V I A G R A !!!

        Mike
        January 10, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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    p.m ranil has earned a bad name that he was safeguarding people like wimal, gothabaya, mahinda etc.this is correct or not now he is doing something after a along sleep. -dayal

    dayal
    January 10, 2017 at 1:26 pm
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    Deep in thought We don’t care what is serious,whether bonds scam or any other crime. All shall be dealt with severely. People have suffered enough in the hands of these crooks. This man’s worth is such that even this man’s skin should not be used to make a carpet to place at the entrance door to the parliament.

    social justicia
    January 10, 2017 at 1:31 pm
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      Retributive Justice requires the amount of punishment to be proportionate to the amount of harm caused by the offence. A fair and just retributive system must therefore punish severe crime more harshly than minor crime. So, society must care about the seriousness of a crime. Otherwise society may be deemed guilty of applying selective justice. Are all those guilty of crimes, past and present, being dealt with severely ? Is there absolutely no member of the present Government who has not misused his/her State vehicles ?

      Deep in Thought
      January 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm
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    Hay buddy Did Ranil too advise you to misuse those vehicles?

    Kanthi Peeris
    January 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm
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    Finally the enter/exit drama has entered.Another state guest!

    Dcn
    January 10, 2017 at 1:47 pm
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    Looks like Wimal has access to Ranil. Has he also asked Ranil to provide him with Mattresses, Mobile phones, and access to private hospital? When this govt. came to power we thought crooks will be behind bars. Sure it takes time to prove allegations. But cases are dragging for somebody’s political gain. Prove us we are wrong. Thajudeen case is a very good example. Twice Fashion Bug was torched, none got arrested. The way things are going the masses are having doubts whether a political soap opera being played in front of our eyes. One thing is sure – If for some reason MR gambles with his billions and come to power , there wont be time for any of the present lot to prove their innocence. Ask the field marshal & the heroic forces who provided him security on that fateful day in Jan 2010 !

    Raizuh Langai
    January 10, 2017 at 2:02 pm
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    Let me educate you a little bit at a time my friend. You will be able to graduate from the ‘University of Hell’ in the future aeons. “All states of being are determined by mind It is mind that leads the way, just as the wheel of the ox-cart follows the hoof prints of the animal that draws it so suffering will surely follow when we ‘speak’ or ‘act’ impulsively from an impure state of mind” Lord Buddha # Dammapada ver 1 It is not Ranil’s, Mahinda’s, MY3’s or some one else’s mind but ‘Yours’. So, you are the OX and suffering is all yours. Bear in mind, this is just the ‘Ditta Damma Vedaneeya Kamma’ and the rest is never ending. Again, dont’t worry, there is a long list of friends follong you and you will not feel lonely at all. Metta to all of you crooks!.

    anonymous
    January 10, 2017 at 2:21 pm
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    Wimal will be remanded and released after a few weeks. His crime is misuse of State vehicles. This is a politician who transformed from a pauper to a Millionaire in last ten years. If the government is serious about these investigations, insted of remanding him on such a trivial issue, it’s not difficult to check his tax files for the past decade and request him & family to explain their life style & wealth. THE GOVERNMENT COULDN’T CONVICT A SINGLE POLITICIAN ARRESTED TODATE. There are three probable reasons. Either the government is lying about corruption during last ten years or they are so inefficient that they cannot proove such cases OR PROBABLY POLITICIANS OF BOTH REGIMES WORK HAND IN HAND & ARE TAKING VOTERS FOR A BIG RIDE. By arresting (remanding) the corrupt they want to show the voters that action is being taken against corruption. However they protect the corrupt in secrecy by pursuing trivial matters when cases of large scale corruption are quietly dropped. How many were arrested and released after a few weeks in remand (or rather prison hospitals) for the past two years. List is too long and NO CONVICTIONS. Who is fooling whom in this endeavour?

    Gamarala
    January 10, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Then, this time RW did right, last time he was wrong he let you go when you use fraud passport. Advice Mrs. Weerewansa not to give Viagra any other kids while you are away.

    CK
    January 10, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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      CK “Advice Mrs. Weerawansa not to give Viagra any other kids while you are away.” Who knows Shashi may try to give C I A L I S instead!

      Mike
      January 10, 2017 at 7:11 pm
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    The current UNP led alliance of Ranil.W…, MS led New UNP and CBK led feudal-federalist policies are undischarged bankrupt of “Good Governance and Rule of Law” in last 24 months being to power. UNP that unearned mandate ‘under the counter’ an apply typical anti-democracy move to an arrest Member of Parliament Wimal Weerawasna by order of Ranil W….transferability power of politics by MS and CBK! Ranil W is main culprit of Central Bank Bond scam ,he has been Red handed caught by all related investigation in side Parliaments and outside. While that Ranil Www remain as Primer in country to run day to day administration by blessing of President of MS and Co-defender of CBK of Feudal federalist of Tamil decent. They who manipulated power of state, Governmnet authority and all key enforcement authorise is directives from Ranil W… personal political enemies. All arrest signals are moving by UNP orders and directives are base on political motivated acts to remain in power by hook or crook. He who Rule the LAW of Land and all his offence are above the Law. He give all orders an arrest others and punished political rivalries to supressed their political rights under name of “Corruptions” and “Good Governances”. The MP Wimal Weerawansa is political victims of UNP ruthless governances. This tradition of UNP aristocratic and Political arrogances of Ranil W,,of UNP that has be address by verdicts of majority of WILL of PEOPLE. That is path and model of Democracy of Sri Lankan way.

    Piyadasa Yalagala
    January 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm
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      What is the possibility that Ranil was set up ?

      jim softy
      January 11, 2017 at 5:05 am
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    Wish you well.you can fool most people some of the time but not all the people all the time.Hope you will enjoy your stay in remand and obain two pillows like Udaya G to comfort your testicles

    upi
    January 10, 2017 at 6:08 pm
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    Ranil knows how to do right thing at the right time. Wimale, being an uneducated, uncultured, uncivilized pakkaliyaa did lot of damage to Mahinda`s government also.Most unwanted dirty character in the political scene of Sri Lanka. May you get roasted in hell together with your female creature!

    Diogenes
    January 10, 2017 at 8:43 pm
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    mr Ranil order is not nesary, you are a wanted crook, and criminal official has right you arrest you it to late ,mr Ranil government is very weak ,mr wimal long time back you must be in Jail

    dharamapala
    January 10, 2017 at 10:32 pm
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    ““Ranil Has Ordered For My Arrest” Wimal Weerawansa” So at least on and off Ranil does the right thing.

    Burt
    January 11, 2017 at 2:20 am
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    So, that’s why you brought bus-loads of crowd to protest and create unrest! You must thank him them for having done this for you so that you can gain such a publicity that you got!! Even your Boss (MR) had known that you will be arrested. How did all these work? Any deal???

    CITIZEN
    January 11, 2017 at 1:37 pm
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    Horawansa, his goons, wife and family are the scum on this earth. It’s a curse to the country such low lives managed to get into politics to push forward, oppose, alter, mold and galvanize policy and progress of this country. Our country is filled with small minded self serving individuals who suck the government dry for personal gain and never want to leave.

    Adrian
    January 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm
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    We have short memories and Wimal Weerawansa knows it too well. But if you have followed the investigation carefully you would recall he did not call over at the FCID office when he was summoned on many occasions. The last time in December he said he had to go as it was Poya. The writing was on the wall then that a court order was expected for him to be produced before courts. That came to pass. Hence it all bull talk about the PM ordering his arrest.

    Bankingmun
    January 11, 2017 at 4:18 pm
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    Vehicle mis-use! It is a cancer with every government and this case with regard to WW is peanuts compared to the mis-use in the past and under current government. I just checked the Lilly-white Yahapalana co-contractor UNP’s history and found out the following: A notorious thug, the JRJ used against its political opponents was Kalu Lucky; he stoned the houses of Supreme Court judges and had been given a fleet of jeeps and a bullet proof vehicle, all paid with taxpayers’ money. (Ranil W was a cabinet minister in JRJ’s government)! Then came President Premadasa; He appointed the notorious criminal Arambawela Don Ranjit alias Soththi Upali alias Pidali Upali a UNP Working Committee Member. (Sirikotha should be ashamed of its history!) His powers were such that he sat in the OIC Borella’s chair, used police vehicles as if he were the IGP! Even senior police officers used to salute that criminal in public. (Thugs who attacked Hambantota people few days ago remind us of UNP’s horror past!) In 1997, a presidential commission appointed by President CBK concluded that Sotti Upali was directly involved in the assassination of Lalith Athulathmudali. Who supplied a fleet of vehicles continuously for Soththi Upali’s mis-use is not a secret. Then, the Batalanda ‘horror drama’! B/Commission reported that how Gonawala Sunil who had been involved in the massacre of 53 prisoners in 1983 and raping a 14-year-old girl in 1982 was employed by the UNP’s top brass. He was a convicted murderer, and had been behind bars when he was pardoned by President JRJ to ‘use’ at the 1982 presidential election. This thug/rapist/convicted murderer was a bodyguard of both Premadasa and Ranil W (Ranil should be ashamed of it) until he was ‘auctioned’ by the JVP. The number of vehicles (jeeps, cars, motorbikes, Pajeros, and a bullet-proof vehicle) he misused has been not recorded in order to hide the crimes committed against the innocent! To those UNPers who comment selectively only about their opponents’ alleged mis-use of vehicles! Do you want some more of your own Punnakku? Send me Ravi K’s duty-free Red Mercedes Benz to load and send it!

    Miss Use
    January 13, 2017 at 3:33 am
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      MISS USE YOU ARE A DUMB NITWIT. ALL THE DETAILED COMMENT YOU HAVE MENTIONED HAS NO VALUE OR EXPIRED. LETS TALK OF THE PERIOD 2005 UPTO JAN 8 2015. WHEN A NEW GOVERMENT TAKES OVER IN 2020 LET THEM INVESTIGATE THE PERIOD JAN 9 2015 UPTO 2020. I HOPE YOU GOT IT

      ANNESLEY DIAS
      January 13, 2017 at 11:19 am
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    To Anus lee Dias, Not 2020. it will be in Nov 2019; your Yak-palanya’s days are numbered. Sri Lankan voters are waiting for the moment! Prepare several pair of jumpers for your bosses! Time is fast running like the mushrooming profit level of so and so’s sun in low’s company.

    Miss Use
    January 14, 2017 at 4:18 am
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    Hello – Are you surprised that PM has given the order to arrest you? Where were you during the last regime? Not only the PM Grama Niladhari also have the power to arrest a (suspected) criminal!! – presumption of innocent will apply to you – But you know what you did in 1988/89 and during the last regime/ and what happened in your bungalow two months back. Don’t act like a baby. bye- Nihal Gunatilake

    Nihal Gunatilake
    January 14, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    Cardboard Rajah take a break
    January 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm
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    Good job Ranil if you or whoever had actually done it!!!!

    MirakRajBanda
    January 17, 2017 at 3:57 pm
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    “Weerawansa claimed that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had ordered the FCID to arrest him today.” THis is the only worthwhile thing this Prime Minister has done since coming into power.

    gramberg
    January 20, 2017 at 1:06 pm
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