19 July, 2019

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Roy Samathanam’s US Case Against Gotabaya Rajapaksa – Full Text

The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) and the US law firm Hausfeld have filed a civil damages case in California against former Sri Lankan defence secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on behalf of a Tamil torture survivor. Roy Samathanam made the complaint in the Central District of California against Rajapaksa, who is a dual US Sri Lankan citizen.

Roy Samathanam, who is a Canadian national, was detained in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo in September 2007 by the Terrorism Investigation Division of the Sri Lanka police, who reported directly to Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Roy Samathanam was physically and psychologically tortured and forced to sign a false confession before being released in August 2010 on a plea deal and payment of a fine. In 2016. Samathanam won a UN human rights committee case but Sri Lanka has failed to abide by the compensation ruling.

To read the complaint click here

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    Why now 2 cases against US citizen Gota? Seems that Trumpland gave green light for this case after– success of arrest of poor old Julian Assange who exposed US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan?!

    This fake Case against Gota to distract from the US game RIGHT NOW in Lanka against the citizens,; including crashing the rupee, asset stripping and on going land grabs – also by the SL navy in Mandathivu, in Jaffna, as in Hambantota, in far south for the dodgy oil processing plant – to supply US war ships and planes now that Diego Garcia Base and CIA human rendition Black Site has been “green washed” as a Marine Sancturay in the Indian Ocean?!
    Seems these showcase trials against Gota are being done from Washington as the Trinco US logistics Hub emerges — to distract us from the PRESENT Danger of US militarism in the Indian Ocean.. Also, Trumpland seems to be running scared that their puppet bondscam Ranil is damaged goods and Rajapaksas may be back soon in the saddle in Lanka –with China in tow!!

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      Right on J
      The American Greenwash on behalf of Puppet Bondscam Ranil who has protected US Citizen and War criminal Gota, these past 5 years as part of a Washington policy of Fake post-war reconciliation/ UNP-SLFP bi-partisan corruption racket is being exposed today.. Shit is hitting the fan big time!
      The US game was and is “Heads I win, Tails you lose”
      But now the Cold War is hotting up and some of the plots undone, more shit will be hitting the fan — and no doubt long suffering Lankans.

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      “including crashing the rupee”

      I don’t know or care who you are ……… but I don’t think you have a clue what you are talking about.

      America crashing the rupee ……….. ha ha ha ha that’s a laugh!

      Question for they day ……… Why is the Rupee (and other emerging-countries currencies) not crashing now? An economist like you should know.

      You are a typical Lankan ……… who is trying to deceive typical Lankans. You guys are a nice fit! ……….. Good Luck to ye; see ye in another 2500 years. :)))

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        Qatar is suing big banks for currency manipulation. US proxy Saudi Banks too, as Qatar was penalized for being too close to Iran by Trumpland.
        Tokyo’s Nomura ratings that bought Arthur Anderson after the 2008 crash, started the crash of LKR last year before the Clown Sira Coup. Nomura Ratings put out fake debt statistics in its Democleses index, and was corrected by the CBSL. Japan is Trumpland’s Asia Proxy, just like Saudi in Mid east.
        CBSL should have sued Nomura, just like Qatar is suing Banks that tried to crash its currency. The crash of the LKR rupee meant another 170 billion of debt for Lanka’s $$ denominated debt– Yes, there is an economic war from Washington Consensus Middle Income Country Debt trap -debt game bites… to prise Lanka from China…

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          Wow wow!

          Cut all the mambo jumbo crap ……….Is the US fed raising their interest rate or is it on hold?

          How about that very very simple fact? :)))

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            nimal fernando

            “Cut all the mambo jumbo crap ……….Is the US fed raising their interest rate or is it on hold?”

            US Federal Reserve is awaiting positive signals from all powerful Gota to move US markets.

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      How did yo come to the conclusion that Gota’s case is a FAKE one? Wait till the case is taken up. Your subtle comparison with Julian Assange is devoid of sense. It reminds me of a Tamil saying Mulang Kalukkum Mottan Thalaikkum Mudichu. Meaning trying put a knot from the knee to the bald head?.

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      Now Gotabaya and his loyalists are on the way to manipulate the version. It was sounded yesterday at his arrivals into BIA, that murdered La Wikramathunga s daughter, Ahimsa Wikramatunga is asking for a compensation ? Is that the reality about the case filed by them ? i dont think so. These men mislead the nation in this country.
      And also Gotabaya, himself added that all what he had to settle regarding the renouncing his american citizenship was successful and now he waits american embassay in colombo to do their part ? I think …. i beleive, if a CITIZEN has been alleged to have perpetrated high crime, … in that moment .. it is no means possible the very same person to renounce his CITIZENship.
      American authorities would never allow this to end up this way going by numerous charges being made on this very same person in SRILANKA ( Avangarde case, Welikada PRISON killings, Rathupaswala killings, numersous abductions and assasinations etc)

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        Leelangemalli
        Now will Gota request the closure of the US embassy’s in SL?
        Will he gather the shaven headed yellow robes of the Buddu Balasdena types headed Wimalwansa to do Hara Kiri at the gates of the said embassy in Colombo?

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          That was the purpose him to return to the country. There are lot more slaves in the country that would easily be caught by Rajapakshe mantra. But let s wait and see, I have no doubt, amies will not underestimate GR’s criminal records.
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          GR knows it very well, that renouncing his citizenship now will not be easy today. His LUDICROUS statements to lanken public prove his knowledge. How dare the bugger say that the process was successful – and continued to say that the rest will work from the american embassy in SL.
          Entire world would criticise if the bugger’s cases would have been underestimated.
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          If you are a dual citizen, your US citizenship will be considered as the main citizenship. The other citizenship would always be a secondary.
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          Rajapakshes are no edcuated people so they cant know the procedure well. And as my info are concerned, not powerful lawyers but indian lawyers in CA are the ones to work on this case. And US authorities will study all the files before finalizing the documents.

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          Uthungan

          This is a god sent opportunity for Gota to build his support base, being the single handed Sinhala/Buddhists Colonel who is fighting the US might, imperialism, neo-con colonialism, white supremacism, Tamil Diaspora, LTTE diaspora, ………..

          Is the West building him as the hero of Nathikadal a martyr for Sinhala Buddhist course (whatever that is)?

          Remember he is very good mercenary as good as VP for both are noted Psychopaths.

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      Surely Jadon, GR is no Julian Assange.

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      Jadon

      USA wants Gota to win the presidential elections as you would see this is part of the process to make the stupid people of this island believe him being the martyr and patriot. AS far as the Americans are concerned Gota is a trusted, tried and tested mercenary. He will serve the American interest well provided he has not yet sold his services to the highest bidder.

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        You are right Native. The steely smile of Gota indicates that the bugger is a big deception as far as the general public is concerned. He is playing to somekind of a background power which is running the state. A Deep State. Its this Shadow Power which is directing even the conducts of the Scumbag Presidency which is a self imposed disaster on the people who elected this shameless figure called The SIRA.

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    Eyes of the LeSinha all Thamils are LTTE.
    Bombings shellings,rounds up the villages take all the young men in custody and put them in jails still how many of them are languishing in the hand of barbarians.
    JVP uprising is justifiable gave Rohana to pardon with the chance to contest as head of state,still protecting the wife and the children with military.
    Am not fan of VP but fate of the child Balachandran showing how these Ranavirus towards man kind left all the differences and gave biscuits and rest is history.
    We hasn’t come for green pastures as you all accused,we were harassed in all aspects of life.intimidation threats harresment put the hands on education with hidden agenda ,to make it worst with the high profile minister’s coordination the uniform personnel burnt down the library but these are the guys supposed to put off the fire

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      JVP fought for the poor without discrimination. Who are the LTTE are fighting for?

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        seriously? now no LTTE for the last 10 years, but no solution for Tamils NATIONAL QUESTION. so still you can’t understand to whom LTTE fought for?

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          What is the issue the Tamil people have this unique? What is the answer you seek? Will this answer provide justice to all Srilankans? Are you only interested about the Tamils well being?

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            @Suranga Gunasekera(N)

            He He He

            What is the Tamil issue?
            How many Tamils were burned alive by your family members since 1948?

            Why the hell there were:
            1-Banda-Chelva Pact
            2.Dudley-Chelva Pact
            3.Rajive Feroz Khan – JR agreement

            ???????

            Probably you are living in another planer OR HOSPITALIZED for many years in COMA?

            Cheers

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              Probably but you are definitely living in the past.
              ..
              Cheers

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                @Suranga GUNASEKERA(N) a Tamil name.

                I live in modern day this is why got “9” he he he.

                We always remember how your father and grand fathers burned defenceless Tamil alive and dance around the burning body.

                There is a young generation growing in N-E asking what happend to my father..mother..brother and sister and eye witnesses are feeding them about the masscare of Sinhala cardboard army .

                Cheers

                Cheers

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                  May be Samathanam’s case may bring to light other torturers as well and over thousands of Tamils agitating to know the where about of their kith and kin, may find an answer.

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            @ Suranga Gunasekara(N)

            Sinhalese have no problem Podi Menike and Punchi Banda are ready to send their generations to wash Arab toilets .

            Result of Sinhala ONLY Modaya education.

            Now Chinese looking babies are being born in Hambantota area soon this birth rate will increase.

            Since 1948 everything was given in favour to Sinhalese on silver plate who are GENETICALLY WEAK , still they have problem means ????Something wrong somewhere eh?

            Cheers

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            Ahimsa is not Tamil. Gota killed a lot of Sinhalese as well. The list of Sinhalese journalists he killed is long. He was indiscriminate. He had a lot of sharks to feed.The sharks didn’t care whether it was Sinhala meat or Tamil meat.

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          Dear Prana,
          Did LTTE fight for the following people?
          Killing the former Mayor of Jaffna, Mr. Duraiappa!
          Killing Dr. Neelam thiruchelvam!
          Killing Mr. Lakshman Kadiragamar!
          Killing many more prominent Tamil politicians and innocent Sinhalese and Tamil civilians.
          Did the LTTE operating ruthlessly for nearly 30 years by killing innocent people solve the problem?
          The war is over. War crimes by both LTTE and the Govt. must be investigated and the culprits should be punished.

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            @ An Observer

            First there should be an investigation of masscares of Tamis by your father and grand fathers viz: burning alive Tamils and danced around the wailing victim.

            Then world will know why Tamils took up arms .

            There was no LTTE till 1983 SUNDAY SIL AND MONDAY KILL butchering by you and your relations got it?

            LTTE never jumped from the sky in a day..Modayas thought that they can keep on killing Tamils whenever they like.

            Sinhalese are responsible for the creation of LTTE

            Do you expect Tamils to suck their fingers and watch ?

            Cheers

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            An Observer

            “The war is over. War crimes by both LTTE and the Govt. must be investigated and the culprits should be punished.”

            You seem to observe selectively.
            War crimes mean war crimes.
            Hence the state should take a deep breath and make arrangements to form a commission modelled on the Truth and Reconciliation of Commission of South Africa. THe main objective of the commission is to dig out Truth.

            The commission should go after the clever dicks or smart ass patriots who refuse to confess to their crimes, which were committed between 5th April 1971 and 9th January 2015.

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          Tamils always have some problem related to Tamil nationalism wherever they go. Recently a Tamil politician in Malaysia went on saying Tamils came to Malaysia first and it is essentially a Tamil country. Well he was forced to retract that statement. Malaysia is lucky it is far away from epicenter of Tamil nazism.

          Tamils always say they want federal to save themselves from so called Sinhala hegemony. Just look at how Tamils fight with Muslims in Kalmunai where there are no Sinhalese to carve out a separate Tamil majority electorate for them. Is there Sinhala nationalism at play or Tamil nationalism at play?

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        SG,
        dont you know that there re lot more poverty in NOTHERN areas than any other regions in the country.
        .
        And JVP fought for the poor – are u sure ?
        :
        They were beyond all facists in the country towards the end of 80ties in the country. My mates at Pera were the ones found burnt down on the tyre pyres then. None of them were any kind of party sympathisers but just registered undergraduates.
        Fortunately, for me, I left the country for Europe for my studies.
        Those who remain were either gunned down or left behind with their Uni education.
        Some committed suicide not being able to face the unrest.
        Whenever I travelled back home, I got to know many of my close ones should have been killed by JVPrs or govt that time.
        Kulatunga, my school mate, from Imaduwa, 3 rd year Med Undergraduate from CMBO had not the chance to return home, and parents became life long neuro-psycho patients not being able to bear their grief about the loss of their ONLY son.
        That is just one example only. But there are dozens of them are there, the victimized family can share their grief with those mothers, whose sons were abducted and killed by lanken forces in 2008. Those tamil mothers had been ready to send their sons to UK or any other countries for further education:
        None of these have been investigated yet Suranga.
        We talk about our 2500 Long history….. I am ashamed to be sinhalaya.. I really do

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          @Desperate Sinhalaya – you don’t have to be ashamed of being a Sinhalese. Be proud of yourself for what you have turned out. I am proud of you my brother for your lovely comment above, it shows what a great human you turned out at the end. We Tamils are not that great either. I listened to some of the speeches made by some Tamil politicians in Jaffna back in the 80s and I was thoroughly ashamed. I have a made up name here as some of my comments are quite brutal toward racists. These racists on both sides will never allow this beautiful country to flourish. Do you know Roy Samathanam is married to a beautiful Sinhalese lady and he is also fluent in Sinhala. I ran away from there knowing some harm will come to me either from the LTTE or the Army. Oh well, it was very nice reading your comment my brother. Take care of yourself.

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          @ Desperate Sinhalaya

          Still BIG NOSE JR never called JVP as terrorists.

          JVP went to funeral home and cut the head of the dead person this is how they fought for poor and Wijeyawera lived like a load while Punchi Banda and Podi Menike ate jack fruit when they were hungry.

          He He He

          Cheers

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          Desperate sinhalaya: change your name to any other identity except Sinhala. IF not you are a donkey. Are you friend of Samathanam ?

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            I am no body but a human being. I am so glad we ve been brought up not even to attack an ant.
            Started from Pera, I respect all equally.
            I hate that BP -Mahindapala from Australia, being in his early 80ties, sounds yet today that racial – you may have lot in common with him.. than with us.

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            @JD, you racist loser. DS, is Sinhalese and I am happy he turned quite well unlike you who is a scumbag.

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              I wish you -Tamil from the north- a sinhala tamil new year !
              .
              I ve been not living in the country. So It has been just an another day for us.

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                Desperate Sinhalaya – I wish you a wonderful New Year my friend and a brother.

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              JD;
              thanks for making it shorter, you guys would never see it right.
              :
              We the sinhalayas would get destructed curse to you guys sooner than later.

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          Sorry to hear about your identity crisis. Self pity is not the solution. Looks like you are a victim of negative media.
          ..
          Search for Douglas peiris, black cats, Russian advice to kill the name of JVP before killing The leader to give you better understanding of the government influenced violence.
          ..
          It’s sad that we lost a lot of young blood. Try your best to learn from the past than living in it. There is always good in the evil and evil in the good. What you search for is what you will find.
          ..
          Good luck

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            SG,
            You may be barking up the wrong tree ?
            #
            I am afraid, I beg to differ you – I myself have no such ID crisis. Nor would my friends, aquaintance or own families
            .
            It is just simple, I would not respect any kind of facists movements be it from nothern or southern.
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            Did you study the brutalities of JVPrs alone in 89 Insurgency ?.Yet today, the shadows of those brutalities seem to be behind defeatsof JVPrs. Last time,I thought , let alone, a dozen of their representatives would have been elected to the parliament. To everyone’s surprise, the elections results permitted JUST 6 MPs to represent them in the parliament …..this proved, that JVPrs would have to stay lot more decades to succeed in this country.
            .People in thi scountry would not easily forgive them the manner how the innocient youths were hacked to death by them and the body parts ( flesh and bones) were subsequently parceled and passed to the victimized families for spice … have not you heard the kind of cruelties of JVPrs ?
            # Was that becasue they THEN JVPrs intended to help the poor ?

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            Suranga Gunasekera, where do you serpents come from? Certainly not the womb of a woman. Racism is in the core of your heart. Haven’t you seen enough carnage, where Sinhalese, Tamils and all other inhabitants have suffered for more than 50 years due to racist pogroms? Do you want to destroy this country further? Desperate Sinhalaya is an absolute delight to speak to. That’s the type of Sinhalese friends I have and I enjoy in Canada. We need to find a good pest exterminator to wipe out your kind from the face of this earth.

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        JVP wanted to kill Tamils and the old just like Pol Pot. The first lot had five principles two of which included the killing of the rich, the old and Tamils. LTTE initially fought for Tamil rights to equality though it turned into a bloody and violent outfit like the JVP.

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        Suranga Gunasekera

        “JVP fought for the poor without discrimination.”

        Did they?
        Did they fight for the Muslims, Tamils, ……….. ?
        Could you remind me of how Rohana Wijeweera’s lessons described the hard working up country plantation workers.
        Could you remind me as to why Somawansa made a political deal with Mahindawamsa?
        As far as the racist Somawansa was concerned the war was Demela terrorism.
        Caste conscious low coun

        ” Who are the LTTE are fighting for?”

        According to some left wing Sinhala Intellectuals LTTE fought for the Sinhala poor people as well, by breaking the present nation and building a new one, empowering the poor, the downtrodden, weaker section of the society, …. . They say the Sinhalese only saw it as a huge problem instead a huge opportunity to restructure the entire country.

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        All Tamils !

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    Roy Samathanam is asking for damages of $75,000, a pitiful sum that is totally inadequate to compensate him for his sufferings and losses. A sum of $750,000 would be more like it. Anyway, whatever the sum, Gotabaya will pay and settle that amount and settle the case. He will be a free man after that! This is only a civil case so he will not be imprisoned for the crime of torture and other charges brought against him.

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      Most probably Gota has lots of ill gotten gains, and can afford to pay much more, and he should be sued for more. Perhaps RS is more intent on getting justice and not show greed.

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        If you google for who the richest man in Sri Lanka is, it is Mahinda Rajapakse with 18 billion dollars. Where did he get the money from? How much do the rest of his family have? The Sinhala/Buddhist tub-thumping is the most lucrative business in Sri Lanka. You do that and your children can pass law exams through bribery, play rugby and drive fast cars. Great Sinhala/Buddhist lives.

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      There were Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Muslim priests to bless Gota at the airport. Only the atheists were not represented.

      If all the religions endorse him, I’m for Gota ………. The religions must know something I don’t know ………… or else all the religions must be bunkum …….. take your pick; time is running out.

      If I come to power instead of Gota ………. the first thing I’ll do is put all the priests to work ……… discard buffaloes and get them to draw the plows in the fields ………… that’s what Mao did; look where China is today! …….. that’s a bona fide great leader! Our great leaders are only good at keeping us in permanent reverse gear; driving backwards………..

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        Nimal,
        .
        All these were well arranged by POHOTTUWA men.
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        So, I dont think that those religious priests would have been present their by their own will
        .
        These men that gathered to Airport, were unable to be calm and decent shortly before their press conference.
        :
        Gota is not familir with the kind of press meetings. He does not have the least knowledge about LANKEN kind of politics.
        :
        He is well at issuing the command to SHOOT any dissidents stand against him.
        He is well at commanding any thugs to deliver the job towards any various kind of high crimes.
        There are lot more untold stories about the manner the bugger et al, let vanished colombo begger with some of them being stoned to death… if stood against.
        So there a whole lot of burtal stories about the bugger .. I wish this bugger to be hung by his balls if not in SL, let alone in California.

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        Nimal, my vote will always be for you.

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      estate labourer

      “Roy Samathanam is asking for damages of $75,000, a pitiful sum that is totally inadequate to compensate him for his sufferings and losses.”

      why don’t you read properly without misleading others.You labourers never wear specs.The amount of 75000 is mentioned because the legislation states anything over 75000 is subject to certain rules under which this case comes.

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    So Gotabaya has gone from 7-11 or gas station employee to Unix Admin at Loyala Law School. Loyala in LA is one of the top law schools in the US.

    Some points that will need to be clarified
    a) How did Roy Samathanam go to Canada. As a asylum seeker. Did he make claims of Torture to seek Asylum. Why did he come back to Sri Lanka if sought asylum in Canada.
    b) No mention that the LTTE is proscribed Terrorist organization in the US.
    c) Are there any link of Roy Samathanam to any LTTE fronts in Canada.

    If there is even a tenuous link in c) then the import of banned devices become an issue. One must recall phones were used to trigger bombs.

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      It says ROy was arrested with hundreds of GPS equipment. When war was going on he sure can be a reasonable suspect. We cant blame the TID for that. TID was simply doing their job that is securing the lives of people in this country from suicide bombers.

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        Sooner than later, the bugger Gotabaya will have to face the music.
        :
        I am pretty sure, that rennoucing his US citizenship will not be easy.
        :
        Wait and see, even if the blood sucker alleged multi murderer, would be easy to seek impunity in the stagnated island, srilanka, he woudl not be easy to behave so as an american citizen.
        :
        Jaya niyathayi !

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        sachooooooooo

        Its time you pulled your head from wherever it is now.

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        So you have the exporting Company’s Customs Invoice for 100 GPS?

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        They the ameicans are not even aware of the location of SRILANKA.
        .
        Some of my colleagues keep me questioning (they are amies) where our Island is located.
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        Truth being as such, so you guys dare to think that US govt would be interested GOTA to contest for upcoming PE ? Gota was an another poor man who then worked as a petrol shed assistant. So, just because he seeks further butchery kind of activities becoming srilanka’s president would not be supported by US or any western govts.
        And most of all, just when things turn out to be worst for Gota, to leave his US citizenship ? Even if the bugger had been well informed by his advisers to do so, much earler than 6 months before the UPcoming election.,, uneducated men had no idea, about the renunciation of the citizenship and dreamt of doing so, when nearing the date ?These are almsot like GOTA s unanimous decisions to have sold out SHANGRILLA premises to the CHINESE companies even if LOCAL media never made the VERY same people much aware of it. Instead, the very same biased media painted the picture in favour of Rajapakshes further. Latter is the hurdle in lanken society, people being kept away when it goes for factual information about Chinese deals. The chinese thought only leader they could make obsequeous to them was Rajaakshes. That is how the moutaneous DEBTS to the Chinese created. Besides non of the big projects financed by huge huge chinese loans brought nothing to the country but OVER FILLED the pockets of BP Rajaksehs and their kith and kin.

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    Portuguese, Dutch and British brought Dravidians from Hindusthan as slaves, used them to exploit Sinhale, made lot of money, dumped them here and vanished. They became economically developed countries by exploiting the colonies and live happily while Sinhalayo have to pay the price for their wicked actions. What they dumped in Sinhale have become pain in the neck of Sinhalayo. For heavens sake why not take these guys to your countries so that Sinhalayo can have peace in mind.
    ————
    I wonder whether there is any provision in International Law to charge these colonial parasites for violating human rights by forcibly dislocating people and taking them to another country for their economic gain.

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      And you guys were brought to Australia by human smuggling agencies while the war was at its heights. Mahinda Pala aka BP racist, would never trust that there had been tamils and sinhalese in th ecountry for ages.
      Give us the young sinhalese, the evidence, to prove your hypotheses.
      You the BPs would never see it right, since your brains are filled from prions as is the case with cows down with mad cow disease.
      Please get your facts right. If you constantntly accuse tamils being brought by colonial masters, then,, …. all the history should have been a myth. . Please try to respect the facts BP, you th ekin do fmen would shed the last breath too being filled with hatreds towards tamils. Latter is not what buddha preached his adherents to follow.

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      @ Eagle Eye

      Another historical crap from Malayali.

      Sinhalese came from todays Kerala then CHERA TAMIL KINGDOM got it .

      Only modays believe comic book Mahavamsa.

      Carbon dating tell only about the time of the sample BUT.

      1. Paranavitharana made a road circus parading some ASH saying belongs to Dutta Gemunu.

      2.Recently another JOKER academic said Mannar skeletons are belongs to Tamils but these skeletons are look like 3 years old while carbon testing talk about 1000 years ,Europeans came here 300 years ago

      3.Another joker says Tamils were brought by Dutch

      Unending jokes by Modayas, my toes are laughing

      Joker Sinhalese are capable only to cultivate Ganja and brew Kassippu

      Cheers

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        Cholan,
        “Sinhalese came from todays Kerala then CHERA TAMIL KINGDOM got it”
        ———–
        Are there Sinhala speaking people in Kerala?
        ———–
        FYI. Parangi landed in Sinhale in 1505. Mannarama mass grave backfired on ‘Koti Diaspora’ and TNA. After the results of carbon dating came, these guys ran away putting their tails in between their hind legs.

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          @ Eagle Eye

          Donkey your Sinhala only education melted your carrot brain.

          There was no Sinhala language before 6th century but Tamils lived in Kerala centuries before ,and your Sinhala consists more than 10,000 Tamil words.

          Simple question why the hell Sinhalese follow Kerala dressing, food, culture , worship (Pathini)???

          When your Kandy and Colombo were thick jungles Thambalagaamam and Thirukovil were big cities and there were regular shipping servive between these cities.

          The Tamil stone inscription in Thambalagamam clearly predicts the rule of yellow eye people ( Chinese ) in this cursed Island this is why your sisters are giving birth Chinese looking babies in Hambantota area.

          KANDY was colonized by TAMIL SPEAKING MANAWADUS from South India and do you know the last Kandy King signed the treaty with British in TAMIL ???

          Mahavamsa is a comic book with twisted informations from Pali to Sinhala not an ounce of Historical or Scientific proof.

          Your ancestor was a lion he he he tell your Sinhala babies not to go near Lions at the zoo
          Lion will father a child for thm be careful –

          CARBON DATING will only predict the age of SAMPLE will never tell the race..or religion
          This carbon dating test was an eye wash ..it should be tested by a UN Agency also require horizontal archeologigal excavation near old Viharas and Buddhist temples
          probabaly many hindu temples are inside .

          Mannar bones looked like 3 years old where were the iron chains tied with bones ?

          ONLY MODAYS can give details of race from carbon dating .

          Cheers

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          EAGLE!
          Quite a number of Kerala off springs are among the Sinhalese I understand. And the Sinhala Kerala Mix were responsible to make Pittu, Idiappam and Appam.. If not for them they would not have gone beyond Rice, konda Kavun, Halape and the like. Most of the Sinhalese consume rice for all three meals and that is why a Rice is a political Weapon.

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      They bought the Karawes to fish, the Wahampura and the Salagama to tap rubber and peel cinnamon and the Berawe to beat drums. Can we send them all back as their human rights have been violated through dislocation.

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    This is just one case that has seen the light of day.How many more hundreds nay thousand others have faced Torture on the directions of Gota who is now even contemplating being the Head of State! Should his bid prove successful, Srilanka would be on the list of FAILED STATES and the LTTE would have the last laugh!

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    Sorry to hear about your misfortunes Roy. War leaves scars on many, in various forms. I believe you are one of the lucky ones to survive.
    ..
    It’s not a surprise, after all you went through you only managed to look at the plight of the Tamil people through the hateful eyes of yours.
    ..
    Hence, LTTE is mentioned as a group of rebels than a terrorist organization.
    ..
    Usually if you get caught to the cops because of your friends now you are fighting for, you won’t find fault with the cops for their brutality, but will be mad at your friends stupidity.
    ..
    But if you are part of the cause, you can only blame the cops.
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    I agree Gota is a man with a lot of greed, but don’t blame the Forces and the Sri Lankans for killing and interrogating terrorist suspects.
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    Unfortunately, looks like it’s a necessary precaution they took for greater good. Only way to end your suffering is forgive and forget.
    ..
    Srilankans are inclusive of Tamils. No one should have special privileges because of their ethnic background.
    ..
    We are not perfect or neither the past or future will be. All we could do is learn from the past, apply them at present and hope for a better future.
    ..
    Sadly, the greedy and the wounded hearts, don’t learn this easy. Sooner you learn the better it is for you.

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    There are even now more than twenty prisoners jailed by orders from Gotabaya who functioned also as enforcer of the PTA – and are called ‘political prisoners’.
    They are no threat to Gotabaya as the Sri Lanka judiciary and Attorney General can
    keep them in jail until they die of old age – merely because though ‘confessions under torture’ are inadmissible as evidence, this will never be bared in court.
    There are even efforts to transfer the cases under the jurisdiction of judiciary who will ‘decide for the state’ in the circumstances.
    This unique form of justice exists only in Sri Lanka.
    Roy Samathanam may have better luck in USA.

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    Approximately $375,000 compensatory damages, unindicated amount of punitive damages, Lawyers(Both Party) and court changes and other expenses. The statement is written for class action easy. It targets Appe Aanduwa. Normally this is not the standard amount, this is very low amount. The techniques lawyers attempting here seems to be a guilty verdict in civil case rather than the real money. Lawyers may feel they that if stay in lower end that may convince the jury and judge that the plaintiff is seeking more satisfaction on the justice than the money.
    Other than the loss part, statement is very intelligently worded. We need to start with the five counts of claims (I. Torture in Violation of the Torture Victim Protection act, II. Civil Assault, III. Civil Battery, IV. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and V. False Imprisonment) and work back to the start to understand the statement. It is using an approach of coming from the top of the pyramid to bottom. Paragraph 60 is an umbrella cover. So he does not need any other provisions to advance his case. P 66 overrules the PTA’s open warrant to torture all Tamils under name of LTTE. So the PTA will not grant authority to Rapist Army or Police the arbitrary arrest.

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    Then the case is telling how hard Mr. Samathanam was tortured to extract his confession inside the prisons and detention Centers. Here the jury or the judge, who not from the culture of Rapist Army arrests, violent Police tortures and using favored minority against another minority to oppress is uncommon, would need some assistance. There the case is venturing into how common in Lankawe the FR violations and tortured in Lankawe prisons & detention centers. So he is dealing with the Lankawe History, from Freedom, on its anti-Tamil, Tamil Genocide policies. Here our three history writers of Tamils, Michel, Thero, and Dubious, who cross reference on another will have to note that this type of million statements going to come out from the million Tamil refugees living outside of Lankawe. Please prepare yourself, getting help from Mahindhapala, to counter these at the Courts. (I still wonder if anyone of these will be travelling to Californian to counter these claims).
    For most of the readers in CT, who are non-lawyers like me, the honey dripping fruits in the case is not in the Lawyers’ jargons, but in the eternal juggleries the Sinhala Buddhist Politicians are showing on the Colombo Open Air Theaters. This time show started even before Old Brother Prince booked his ticked to go to pick up his summons. One can notice from the statement that how much the influence the Old Brother prince had in the Old King’s Court. But over and above that fact, Old King had denied his knowledge of the reason of Prince’s travelling. Media is describing the Consulate in CA as a Golaya of Old King. We yet to have to find out that how the Private Eyes were so easily located the Prince’ whereabouts. But Prince is blaming that they had a role.

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    We can understand the jargon on the statement above or not, but even a bloody fool, who is below IQ 79 will be able to see that the case is on Appe Aanduwa much more than on Old Brother Prince or Old King. Its, without any ambiguity, telling Lankawe Rapist Military and the Rapist Police, which are under command Control of Prince, tortured Mr. Samathanam. Practically this is a case against the Aanduwa’s sovereignty, which reserves its right to do anybody anything under its deed of Mahavamsa with UN. So it is obvious that no Son of the Mother, the Smart Patriots, would consent to this statement. So if Consulate has given support to the case against Prince, it can’t be on this case. Could that explain why Lasantha’s case leaked days before the summons were handed over? Is that why Lasantha’s brother denied that he having filed any new cases? Is that possible the Consulate showed Lasantha’s case home and obtained permission to work on that, but Prince was thrusted with this statement in to his hand and told “Just take home, It is only a bonus?”
    If you look at the other side, Rajitha, a senior government minister has attempted to save and vindicate the consulate, but was silent on this damming statement on the government for everything. Tilak, who was tearing off UNHRC High Commissioner Bachelet in may for her statement, yet to respond on this fiery statement. Neither President nor Prime Minster, who are flatly denying any war crime, is responded to this yet. GLP, who never had any knowledge of what happens in Old Royal Palace confirmed of Old Brother Prince having received the Summons. He is such an ignorant person, who didn’t know that others will deny that Old Brother Prince receiving anything. That denial might have helped them from staying away from the consulate when Old Brother Prince accusing of having played the Aappya role (not Aappa a diplomat role).

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    “…took charge of the Sri Lankan military and police forces and launched a violent crackdown on the political opposition, singling out the Tamil community—an ethnic minority whose civil rights, language, and ethnic identity were systematically marginalized by the Sri Lankan government.”

    ???????

    Reconciliation or Polarization: which does this perspective help or hinder? Ten years after the war, isn’t the real division between those who believe or propagate this version of what happened and those who don’t, because they know it is untrue?

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      Play your cards safe buddy :))

      If Gota comes you’ll be replaced with Udayanga and you’ll end up as his chauffeur!

      How ironic that you have had your longest tenure as an envoy not under the Rajapakses you suck-up to but under the great gentleman Ranil. :))

      Don’t think you have a clue about gentlemanly behavior ………. you are comfortable with your own kind; naturally :))

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      I never thought that DIPLOMATs should involve in discussing this way.
      :
      Scum bag self proclaimed BP Dayan Jayathilaka has been doing it again. He is shameless, if his father would have been alive, he would not be able to see his own son ‘s reactions, being this much racial.
      :
      Where did you pick up your DOCTORATE DJ ? Hope not from the MADAMULANA den

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      You first go through the experiences of the victim and come back and talk about reconciliation from the victims’ perspective. Ready for being white-vanned? After committing atrocious crimes, you can’t simply pick a time most advantageous to you and say “OK, we have been fighting for so long; now everything is all right, let us reconcile.”

      Justice should come before any reconciliation and it requires that GR should be held accountable for his crimes. You are welcome to join him and keep him company in prison with stories of your exploits in Geneva, Paris and Moscow..

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      Then, who killed all those people? They must have committed suicide. Even Lord Noseby, the hired gun, says 5000 were killed.

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      Dayan,
      The constant division I encounter between fairly moderate Sinhalese and Tamil perspectives is that the former regard what you have quoted as extreme, and an exaggeration of what happened in a relatively brief span of time. I and many other Tamils would regard what was quoted as fairly accurate, while also blaming the LTTE and the Tamil nationalists, who caught the Tiger by the tail, of shared responsibility in bringing about this state of affairs.
      I would also differ from the Sinhalese moderates in placing a heavy responsibility on the Traditional Left for its anti-minority stance in ushering in the 1972 Constitution; one which destroyed the notionally independent Judiciary and made it a government department answerable mainly to the executive. It is this dispensation in which the Five Students and ACF killings, for which Gotabhaya is answerable, were hushed up. Both the Sri Lankan Judiciary and our law enforcement lost all credibility. Having kept out foreign judges, it is ironical that the litigants whose rights were violated here, now have to seek out judges in California!

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        How is Gotabaya answerable to five students and ACF killings? Do you have any evidence to say that Gotabaya committed these crimes? That Gotabaya ordered to commit these crimes? Without evidence to prove that, how do you drag Gota into it? Just because you hate a person you cannot make him a criminal.

        This infact sums up all the charges against the government. They find a picture or a video of allegedly SL army killing people ( lets say SL army for argument’s sake)..Instead of punishing the real perpetrators, the LTTE supporters, Tamil nationalists go on calling hey, SLG did that Gotabaya did that. Anyone with even poor knowledge on law can understand one cannot implicate Gota or SLG like that. But the urge to seek revenge wants it that way, right?

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          Hitler did not kill anyone personally either.

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        Violent crack down of the Tamil community or the LTTE? Is the most educated prof unable to comprehend this?

        Do you call crackdown against JVP in late 80s as a crackdown of the Sinhala community?

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        Another thing, Mr. Hoole, You say government’s war to end LTTE as a crackdown on Tamil community? Then why did you ask for protection and security from the same forces that unleashed a crackdown on ‘Tamil community’? sounds bizzare

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      “Reconciliation or Polarization”

      Who are you to talk about reconciliation?
      Truth should comes before reconciliation.
      This is about TRUTH.

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    Samanthanam says LTTE war was wrong. Why did he leave Sri lanka. I heard, if some one reads Samathanam’s confession it says completely a different story. does Samanthanam have money to pay Two legal firms. Who will pay the fees. I hear Samathanam is upset his beloved LTTE was killed. so, he wants not money but to scold Gotabaya Rajapakse with all the filth that he knows. Some one knows Samanthanam very well, I think he read the confession report too, knows according to him, he has offered Atapirikara to bhikkus too. This so-called victim also is saying ” I did that because the govt told me so and I may not be able to go to Srilanka anymore”.

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    Charge Sheet – C 39.

    OIC Prassanna was on the Blower to DS Nandasena.
    And Roy overheard the Conversation which was a discussion of Roy’s ” Case”.
    The very same night Roy was subjected to severe “Torture”..

    I thought Roy was tied up, thrown on the cement floor and tortured day and night calling him a Thamil Slave, although he traveled all the way from Canada to find a bride in Srilanka .
    And and live a Happy Life ever after..

    Is this OIC guy Prassannna an arrogant smart Alec or a blinking Dim Wit?.
    To talk to the all powerful DS Nandasena in front of this horribly tortured Canadian Roy?…

    Will OIC Prassanna get a free ticket to California at least in Cattle Class to testify against Nandasena?..

    Can this Canadian Roy and the California Court stop Nandasena becoming the next Mahavamsa President?…

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    Gota was desperate to be in the US (as was Basil) and be a petrol pump attendant there. His son lives there. Why is the US so bad now? Is he bringing back his assets in the US, all the gold taken from those killed at Mullivaikal which he and his military friends took off the dead. Now, karma is coming back. Buddha said it would come back. It will hit the Rajapakses hard. Make no mistake. Like a massive fire, it will come from behind them to burn them. There are too many ghosts out there the Rajapakses have created for them to have peace to enjoy their ill gotten lucre. Too many mothers cry for their children still for them to be able to sleep well.

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    Mallaiyuran.

    Great analysis.You have researched the issues involved.Not commenting for the sake of commenting which is the hallmark of some of the comments we normally encounter on these pages.

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    At the outset, I would like to say that, I am NOT for murder, particularly of the type of Lasatha Wickramatunge or NOT for the type of harassment (including bribery) as alleged in the petition of US District Court and published in CT. I would like to focus on para 6 of the petition concerning jurisdiction. It appears that US citizen or not can file a case against a person holding US citizenship. At this juncture, the defendant is about to renounce the US citizenship. Obviously if the defendant is no longer a US citizen, then the case must fail. Therefore the petitioners in both cases now, do have a right to file an objection with the Executive Arm of the US and failing with invoke the jurisdiction of the competent court against the termination of US citizenship of the defendant, which is time consuming and until the conclusion he is a US citizen. One of the negative factors of both these claims is that the length of time taken to file them. One can say it is better late than never. Yet another can claim that this is a façade to delay the termination of the US citizenship of an individual who wants to do so and thereby deprive him of contesting in the Sri Lankan Presidential elections. Supposing MR has someone else (very likely and names are mentioned) for the Sri Lankan Presidential elections who is not exposed yet fearing harassment and GR in America say that if this case, which is frivolous, is to proceed thus effectively blocking the termination of US citizenship and therefore deposit so much of money as damages in court THEN firstly, can both the petitioners deposit that amount of money and secondly will the final political objective be achieved?

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    The following written threats were issued to us by a Pohottuwa provincial councilor belonging to the Galle district. “විනෝදාන්සෙට මිණීමරැවෙක් රටේ ජනාදිපති වෙන ඒක හොදයි. හාල්පාරු ජනගහන පුරස්නෙට ගෝඨා හොද විසදුමක්!”. The translation means that a presidential candidate like Gota whose hobby is murder is a good thing to eradicate “halparuwa’s” (Imbeciles) from our population. His “Halparuwa” word was directed at us because we maintain that Gota is a narcissist. We did not engage or retaliate with this miscreant and PC member because we had to respect the auspicious days leading up to our Sinhala Avurudhu celebrations. Majority of our grass root villagers are being informed, educated and mobilized to curtail this threat. We are ready and our capabilities can knock-out “ගෝඨා” (Gota) in the first round of the “kotta pora” (sack fight). Gota got his court summons at a Trade Joe’s in the USA. Here in Lanakawe, we have Gota and his Sinhalei TRAITOR Joe’s on our sites and outnumbered.

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      Deshapremiya
      That’s a good one for the Newyear fools day joke.
      If the message was true good luck in the first round of the sack fight , then a full blown fight and win with the help of politikeey educated village morons in the next round of Presidency election.
      All the SLankans must be on sight seeing visits to Trader Joe’s and the famous car park now made famous by the Butcher Pappa Da Goaty of SL.

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    There are many here hoping that the two cases against Gotabhaya will result in prison sentence.

    There are experts who are US citizens, like Agnos who is on high fiving terms with one star generals. Agnos is also pronouncing jail time for Gotabhaya.

    Really, these are civil case and the only “punishment” can be a fine/pay money.

    Even that would be hard to collect if Gotabhaya US assets are only a house. You home/house is exempt seizure (in some states) in Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

    A US citizens world wide assets and income are subject to US taxes (and laws). However, I doubt enforcement of forced sale of a assets in Sri Lanka will be possible.

    One of the big downsides maybe
    a) May not be able to renounce citizenship till case is decided
    b) A judgement against could stay renouncing of citizenship till fines are paid.

    Yo, Agnos read up on your adopted countries laws.

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      Hi Sbarrkum,

      I implied GR deserves to be in prison, not that this civil case will directly lead to prison. If you read my comments elsewhere on this CT site, you will see that I said that the discovery process in civil cases could eventually lead to criminal cases. You always jump to conclusions about me.

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    @Deshapremiya,
    Happy New Year and best wishes to you sahodarayas. We are with you. Let us make sure the “Gum Peraliya” wheels roll over the throat of this Goatabaya bastard. Then we will reverse and make sure the wheels go over his neck many times before we are certain this murderer is fossilized to the earth. Jayawewa sahodaraya!

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    we dont need a killer as a President. Gota will be a liability to all. We will have problems accessing higher education if this gota becomes president in SL. We need the west more than the west needs us. We cannot be the next zimbabwe by appointing liabilities. The village idiots who have no self interest might vote for gota, but we who want our children educated in the west or work in the west and work in a prospering sri lanka, dont want a murder as a president.

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      Sri Lankan, need and must make informed decision about electing an Executive President. A visionary Leader with high priority to unite all citizens, only then Sri Lanka can progress, economically and otherwise.
      Present one to cast away into the history bin.

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