17 July, 2019

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Royal Institute: Recruitment Of Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne Backfires – SC Orders Nugegoda Branch Demolished

Royal Institute’s gamble of recruiting Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne as its Administration Director to boost its business backfired, as besides unlawfully terminating children and causing disharmony among parents, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in a ruling ordered the demolition of its unlawfully erected Nugegoda Branch building and cancelling of its operating license yesterday.

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Businessman Chairman of Royal Institute G.T. Bandara’s recruitment of an Administration Director in retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne continued to make negative media headlines ever since he was hired.

In series of articles published recently, Colombo Telegraph revealed as to how the Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne began unlawfully terminating school children, incarcerating and intimidating kids for nonpayment of school fees and attempted to muscle his way using emotional blackmailing tactics to extort exorbitant school fees from parents.

The enormous hiking of school fees annually against contractual obligations, to incarcerating and intimidating children in classrooms and refusing them to follow classes for non-payment of school fees and the illegal termination of two children whose parents were the spokespersons for their kids respective branches brought negative publicity to Royal Institute, which has been in business since 1971.

One such tactic that the Retired Major General Gunaratne attempted, saw the wrath of many parents who went in numbers and filed cases against the school at the Women and Children’s section of the Mirihana Police Station for the unlawful punishment meted out to their kids, besides having them subjected to intimidation by external Security Personnel specially brought in for the day for this purpose.

Cases have now been filed against the school at the Children’s Court in Battaramulla, Ministry of Education, President’s Office, the office of the Inspector General of Police, Human Rights Commission and the National Child Protection Authority.

A further case was filed by the parents with the Consumer Affairs Authority stating 34 reasons, ranging from illegal collection of funds and being provided with bogus receipts to unsafe safety practices maintained by the school at its Nugegoda Branch.

Meanwhile one of the parents who was a representative for the parents group at the Nugegoda Branch suffered the consequences for the vocal role he played.

This is as the Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne ordered that his 12 year old child be ejected from the school barely two months into the term for non-payment of term fees and also stating that the parent was causing too many issues with the school’s management.

The referred term for non-payment of term fees was from January to April 2019 and the child was terminated midway on the 26th of February 2019. Whilst Royal Institute offers parents to pay term fees during the term, even though late but with a penalty, this facility was not offered to this parent.

The parent speaking to Colombo Telegraph on condition of anonymity as he himself has now filed a case against the school said “I sent a letter by registered post requesting the school principal to provide me with the leaving certificate for my child. As I got no reply I proceeded to meet the Principal in his office at the Nugegoda Branch. He then said that he has got strict instructions not to provide a leaving certificate to me until I pay a whopping amount of Rs 54,000 as the so called pending school fees as claimed by them. In December 2018, I got an Invoice for Rs 37,000, which I delayed paying for the term January to April. However on the 26th of February 2019, I received a letter from the school stating that they have terminated my 12 year old son, as a student for non-payment of school fees. Now in March 2019, I get another invoice asking me to pay an increased sum of a further Rs 17,000 despite them not allowing my son to finish the full term. The Principal told me that Kamal Gunaratne had provided firm instructions that if ever a leaving certificate is to be given for my son, he wants me to come to his office personally so that he could intimidate and belittle me before providing the leaving certificate. This is the current predicament I am faced with. I was the voice for all the parents of the Nugegoda Branch and now I am pretty much on my own having to fight my own battle”.

Meanwhile yesterday the illegally constructed building that housed the Nugegoda Branch of Royal Institute was ordered to be demolished and the business license to operate an international school in that premise was also ordered cancelled by the three member judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justices Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena and L.T.B Dehideniya.

The ruling was given by the judges as 16 residents of Chapel Lane Nugegoda filed a Fundamental Rights case bearing number SC/FR 621/2010, for the illegal manner that the school had been built besides operating an International school illegally without a license.

The complainants sought relief to demolish all illegal constructions pertaining to the buildings on premises bearing assessment Nos.10 and 12 Chapel Lane Nugegoda, to cancel all the permits (if any) granted to Royal Institute to carry on business of International School Chapel Lane, Nugegoda and an order to take steps to evict Royal Institute from premises situated at Chapel Lane, Nugegoda.

This was as their fundamental rights as residents of the neighbourhood were being violated in many ways.

Citing certain technical clauses to substantiate their case, they highlighted the fact that Royal Institute Nugegoda Branch was wrongfully carrying on a business of an International School in contravention of the Development Plan – Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte Municipal Council Area (Zoning Regulations) 2008-2020 and that the said Chapel Lane is situated in a Mixed Development Zone and educational institutes are not permitted to be established there.

The complainants also stated that the school was illegally constructing a fourteen storied building on approximately 25 perches of land bearing assessment No.12 Chapel Lane abutting a twenty feet road.

Another reason stated was that the residents were being greatly inconvenienced especially due to traffic congestion which has hampered daily activities of the residents. The noise caused by the said school and the traffic congestion have made residing and travelling along the said Chapel Lane a near impossibility.

The Judge reading out the verdict, ordered the Urban Development Authority and the Municipal Council of Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, who as the 1st and 2nd respondents in the case to demolish all illegal constructions pertaining to the buildings on premises bearing assessment Nos.10 and 12, Chapel Lane, Nugegoda and for the Municipal Council of Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte to cancel all permits (if any) granted to Royal Institute, the 9th Respondent in the case, to carry on business of an International School at Chapel Lane Nugegoda.

They were provided three months to carry out this order given by the Supreme Court.

During the Supreme Court proceedings it was also stated that the Royal Institute did not have a license to operate an International School at the said premises at Chapel Road Nugegoda.

The license that the Royal Institute of the Nugegoda Branch had was to merely conduct computer classes and also conduct English lessons.

A parent of a student studying at Royal Institute’s Nugegoda Branch speaking to Colombo Telegraph said “We were all fooled by this liar of a businessman named G.T. Bandara. We have no protection from the Ministry of Education because this school is run as a business under the pretext of functioning as an International School. He officially has no license to operate a school branch in this premise. He is merely playing with the lives of nearly 1900 children. The business contract we have signed with him is a bogus one. He was in the knowledge of and knowingly signed this bogus contract with us. We parents must all get together and sue this fraud. He must be sent to jail along with the war veteran thug Kamal Gunaratne whom he recruited to intimidate us. Our entire schedules and programmes and our kids comfort zones have now been shattered. I am gutted and extremely sad and also very angry at the same time. What’s going to happen to our children’s educational future now? Both the cunning businessman G.T. Bandara and Kamal Gunaratne will have to dearly pay for this.” (By Janaka Ranaweera)

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  • 17
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    This shows the kind of self-aggrandizment would not last as they wish.

    This particular Gunaratne, a SELF PROCLAIMED so called war hero, may well be , a guy to have risked his life in the collective effort in defeating LTTE terror in the last phase of the CIVIL war.

    And the kind of nitwits, today, make every effort to stand out be seen in the society, that the lankens would not have a peace in this country, if they did not sacrifice their sweat/blood.
    ;
    I think latter is JUST misleading rherotics permamannetly being flown on the very same folks that would not think twice before being caught by any tricksters ticks.
    .
    Besidies, we never fought a war between other nationatlities, and thus no point of talking about a war victory. However, they have abused the nation whose majority would not think twice but to go for it and believe in any astrological and sorcery tricks being played on them, the numbers are said to be over 90%, can easily be misled. The consequences would to be build up a voter base that would ONLY remain gulliable to those who are made permanent ” weerayas -heroes” but having abused the gullible mind set
    -.
    Latter is a really a curse for the rest of the lankens that would want a better future in this country where, their youth could enjoy law and order, decency of life, not being biased to anyone as seen in many developed nations in the world.

    • 17
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      CT,

      There is a vacancy for a hangman.

      The retired former general Gunatatna is well-qualified, and can you promote and recommend him for that post, before BP Sirisena appoints him as an ambassador?

      • 4
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        In this same episode, I saw a parent of a child who had faced similar problems at this International College, has said about a Murder case involving some Army guy employed at this school. We would like to know the details of it and the present position of that issue.

        • 3
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          Pronto@
          that they have in their blood.
          .
          Many born to this soil would wag their tail easily to anyone for selfish gains.
          :
          Now with many of the men caught in Dubai Cocaine issue, have beens sent to SRILANKA with few of them had already been aware of going to meet and see MAKANDURE Madhush the most known multi-murder criminal. Nevertheless so called artists never had the noble values to share the information with srilnanken authorities. It was all by chance the LANKEN police men had the information that these men were flying to Dubai. :
          I think all these men should be jailed forever in SL.
          Be them singers, actors, no matter what they are and their status should be subjected to much higher punishments.

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        Bro Amarasiri,
        .
        BP Sirisena has become PORA today only being engaged with Madhus – makandure madhush… as if BP Sirsena has nothing else to do.
        :
        I have the feeling BP Sirisena’s nose tie rope is controlled by the very same so called advisers.
        .

  • 19
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    Appa Sira will send his as a diplomat to represent Sinhala Bauda Lanka. :(

    • 21
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      I have no doubt APPA Sira will have to end up in burning furnces the way Jamal Khashoggis decembered body parts. I think SIRISENA did it as no other, not a single out of 6.2 mio voters would have a modicum of respect to this man.

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      Burt

      I really regret our Single handed Ranaviru General who saved millions of Tamils and the country from the clutches of LTTE the world’s most feared terrorists is now seem incapable of defending a school, its building, its business, its reputation, its goodwill, …………… from single handed three unarmed supreme court judges, Justices Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena and L.T.B Dehideniya.

      Let’s defend the general to prove we too are patriots. Isn’t it what exactly somass, Eagle Eye, …. KASmaalam, Weerawansa, ………………… want us to go?

      Come to think of it, he is the one who brought it upon himself.

    • 16
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      Kamal Gunaratna can do no wrong. After all he clams to have won the WAR and saved Srilanaka. If he has adopted such dirty tricks on innocent School children what dirty deeds would he have adopted to kill the civilian too to ‘win’ the war.
      The parents should be cautious in selecting private schools. It appears that private school are selected more on prestige basis rather than on educational basis. Imagine the sufferings of the little children for no fault of theirs but their Parents’ in general and KAMAL’s in particular. It is a Major crime by Major Kamal.

  • 10
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    My son is at RI havelock town branch.
    New term they have increased the fees by more than 15%.
    this is very unfair.

  • 1
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    A Royal Education for peanuts . That is not feasible..
    This Bandara is not related Nalin Bndara I suppose.

    Because Nalin Bandara is firing on all cylinders to tell how cool their Yahapalanay Development is.
    And how rapidly the FDIs are flowing .
    And he even promised to deliver the first batch of VWs from Kuliyapitiya. soon.

    Nalin also boasted that the latest Investment which has organized , sort of force the Nadu Silver Arrow to insignificance.
    The new Company which Nalin says will pump in USD 24 Billion is a World Class Oil & Gas Company which will build a Refinery to pump out 600,000 Barrels a Day..
    Not a piddly 200,000 like the Nadu refinery.

    Nalin also boasted that he has given 600 Acres in Magampura to this Singapore Outfit Sughi Corporation.
    I checked it on the Internet.

    Suhgi is just a Logistics Company which trans port Crude Oil and provide other Logistics to Oil Companies..
    And their line of Credit is only USD 400 Mil.

    Looks like our inhabitants have alredy bid Adios to another 600 Acres of their motherland to Singaporeans.
    It is another story.

    But the SC forcing to close this Royal Branch does not make sense.
    With all those FDI pouring in, although the Yahapalana is on the death bed, who is going to fill the vacancies for even receptionists, sales boys and girls and chauffers for the Foreign Mudalalis who run these Businesses and can’t speak Sinhala..
    -.
    Royal Institute as I understand, has been supplying English Educated HIP’s Kids to fill those vacancies since 1970s .
    With these restrictions will Bandara keep doing it ?..

  • 7
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    To me , the headline infers that the building was ordered to be demolished because of the retired Major General .

  • 4
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    RI school children can eventually be fitted into the education system though the process is no doubt painful and costly for all concerned at the moment. But can you imagine the furnace Appa lit with one panic/manic stroke to cancel a smooth SAITM whose take over he attended and then wiped out a medical course approved by the UGC. 85 MBBS had already qualified and were made legally registrable thru’ Supreme Court. For the sake of GMOA head whose contempt of court is valid if the word SAITM exists and hence 85 doctors are penalized without internship. Why don’t these lawyers negotiate to cancel GMOA head court case in exchange for giving internship to these innocent 85 doctors being penalized due to no fault of their own and now having 10 years of training instead of the usual five. Shamefully gross injustice and pleasure in ruining the lives of 85 MBBS who need usual supervised internship sacrificed for 1 doctor.

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      observer,
      Children and relatives of politicians, are among the 85, it is said.
      This is why.
      SAITM is/was another ‘imitation’ Royal Institute in some aspects.
      The courts have proved their worth, in this case.

      • 0
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        Justice, Political relationship cannot obstruct medical education, neither can gossip. These 85 SAITM MBBS qualified according to set rules and regulations and with external examiners from state faculties. They entered and exited and court approved legally before SAITM was given a death blow by TU action of GMOA whose head had contempt of court case re SAITM. They spent large sums of money on a govt. approved course, spending their youth studying medicine for about 10 years and is this the justice they deserve to get.. Students not having sat MBBS were eligible for KDU transfer, but these are graduates who only need internship. MBBS were not eligible as undergraduate offer in KDU. If one year internship is not enough, 2 years could be added without destroying them surely. But then GMOA head is wired to court case against the word “SAITM” Incinerate the wire.

  • 4
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    Businesses would do ANYTHING to promote their business. Ethics, decency and the law! Pooh! In this century they are a part of the dustbin. Major General’s conduct in relation to students is one thing and the illegal carrying out of businesses in premises, including constructions is another. It appears that the Royal Institute is approaching a dark era. Since it is on record that it was carrying out since 1971, it is obvious that many have benefited out of it. The real issue what is the regulatory framework these institutions should operate? Now with respect to schools at least by law and judicial pronouncements every Dick, Tom or Harry cannot be a school principal. Who is the authority that issues licenses to conduct and education institution like this? If such an authority exists what is the requirement that they have spelt out with respect to personnel who ought to be recruited for various positions. It is well known that some service bigwigs are recruited as the CEO of companies from time to time for a few years mainly to “discipline” the work force introducing some militarization of the institution. In reality what are the regulatory stipulations for such activities? In fact, way back in 1977 when the market was liberalized the need to establish regulatory bodies for various industries cum institutions were ignored. It is clear that at least this type of institution in Sri Lanka is operating under a “naked – economy” frame-work and not in an “open-economy” frame-work.

  • 5
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    Royal Institute? what a bumptious name for an institution. A throw back to medieval times when we bowed and scraped. We are a Republic now – has been for nearly half a century. Clearly Mr Bandara is intent on setting a new tone for the business, and the Maj. Gen (Rtd) fits the bill as his enforcer. After all, following his ‘ranaviru’ exploits in the heat of the norther theatre, a bunch of parents must be chicken feed. No? Well, I have news for Maj. Gen (Rtd) – there are few creatures more dangerous in Sri Lanka than a cornered parent fighting for the education of a child. Run for cover, Maj. Gen. (Rtd)!

    • 0
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      Dear Spring Koha,
      .
      I agree about the unsuitability of the name “RI”.
      .
      However, there’s more to this than meets the eye. I have that aspect of it.

  • 5
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    Very sad the educational future of thousands of children is being destroyed. I empathise with the parents. Not only their painful investment on their children is
    wasted but now is the greater issue of finding them places in good schools -which are simply non-existent. One further illustration this great “sacrifice” by our majority political leaders to serve “jaathiya and aagama” is an engineered hoax. Most of these political leaders, most of whom came “in Bata slippers and broken bicycles” – on the loud promise of “solving the many problems of the “suffering people” are now multi-billionaires “emerging from their modern mansions in super-luxury vehicles” They are busy building careers for their children as future leaders in the country.

    The plight of patients in Govt hospitals is worse. In many cases, there is no medicine for patients that was given free previously. If only our politicians did their expected duty by voting additional funds each year for schools and hospitals, the vast mass of people will not be subject to the unbearable suffering they are called to bear today. But what did they do? Our corrupt politikkas joined hands surreptitiously with champions of the private trade and encouraged the coming of private schools and hospitals – as “businesses” Money-making machines is a more apt term. The foolish voter, instead of clamouring for his rightful dues, joined hands with the politikkas – for minor temporary favours. The country, with a hitherto admirable free hospital and education service went down the drain.

    For all the suffering, the politician badly needs “the other” to blame during election times. The Sinhala voter was told of course it is “the Tamils, Tamilnadu, India and the LTTE” that is the cause of all our troubles from the 1950s. The yakkos swallowed the guli mindlessly then and now.

    Backlash

  • 5
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    The probable reason , why Royal Institute (RI) has recruited Major general (rtd) Kamal Gunaratne is because their senior management lacks any key strategic decision makers. I came this conclusion by, reading through the curriculum vitiates of the senior and top management of RI.
    I know Mr GT Bandara personally ( in fact i have studied under him). He is an excellent teacher but a very poor administrator due to his lacking of basic management skills.
    Looking deeply into the profiles of the directors, and the top management of RI, they lack the strategic envisioning of the future of the organization (even in the short term).

    Recruiting aristocratic top managers like Kamal Guneratne is the result of the top management of RI not being able to focus on their medium and log term strategic objectives, but trying remedy operational issues such as delayed payment of term fees.

    As such RI is attempting to resolve minor issues with a sledge hammer approach, and such management approaches will always result in the organization receiving the reverse blow of the sledge hammer. It is not as strong as the forward flow, but the reverberations will be felt for long.

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      Dr Dharshana W

      “The probable reason , why Royal Institute (RI) has recruited Major general (rtd) Kamal Gunaratne is because their senior management lacks any key strategic decision makers. “

      He was trained to kill hence what skills the single handed bigot could bring to the business, such as strategic decision making skills. Well he might have provided advice on how to use violence and avoid justice.

      Or was he there to catch them young for his fascist paramilitary?

  • 8
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    The problem lies with the Sri Lanka government.

    How can you let a school operate without the GOSL not knowing? Were they sleeping?

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      Goraka

      You have nailed it. quote : ” How can you let a school operate without the GOSL knowing ? Were they sleeping?
      No the minister who gave permission was busy collecting his/ her bribe ? That’s what happened. Thousands of other illegal deals have been done by the so called our Ministers under their noses and with a handsome cheque.
      Shameless people. Depriving school children from education is a human rights violation. The Minister who took bribe too should answer to the SC.
      Thousands of children were bombed and killed by this so called war veteran during the war.
      Were those children deserved to die ? Did they not have human rights?

  • 5
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    If this bloody rascal does not know to manage a school how is he going to manage a country?

  • 4
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    What a stupid notion!
    Kamal Gunaratne can easily get employed. But, what about the children who are currently studying at the school?
    Within 3 months they have to find another school. Their education will be disrupted. The parents will have heart attacks. Almost all schools have completed their enrollment by now. Which school or schools have space to accommodate all the children studying in the Royal Institute?
    What an unwise court order to close down the school within 3 months!!!
    The court should have given the time until the end of the year or the end of the current academic year (September, I guess) so that parents have time to find new schools for their children.
    This school existed in this location for 26 years!!!! Why nobody bothered all this time?

    • 5
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      Champa
      For 26 years the truth was hidden under the carpet ! Ok ! Now it’s the ” Exposure Time” that’s why.
      The Parliament Mafia Crooks buried the SCAMS like this many more times.
      Atleast we the people have a chance to question the buried frauds through CT and a bit of media freedom without being WHITE VANNED.
      HUH !! You know what that means !! Anger , !!! At these Rascals who gives permission to build illegal CARBUNCLES for their own benefits .
      Now the children have no school.
      Champa ! Champa! Are you one of the Bribe takers???
      DONT YOU FEEL SORRY FOR THE KIDS ??
      So stop being apologetic for crimes committed by the highest orders for the highest orders.
      Not sure of your politics Champa.

  • 5
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    Who said that he is in hero by defeating LTTE? Sri Lankan Army would not have won the war if not because of the support given by India, China, Pakistan. US and more than 14 countries. If they would have fought a face to face face battle with LTTE the outcome of the war would have been different. This guy so called hero wrote a 700 pages book while on duty and made money. I doubt whether he wrote it . Now he is canvasing for Gota

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      Pon Kulendiren
      Ha ha ha” victory has a hundred fathers,” sorry, 14 fathers.
      You gave me a belly laugh with this. ” If they would have fought a face to face face battle with LTTE the outcome of the war would have been different.”
      Ha ha ha, you have conveniently forgotten the fact that LTTE was a guerrilla army and that was the only reason they survived for 34 years!!! If cowardly Prabhakaran and his top cadre fought face to face, they could have perished by our Army in no time.
      Canvassing for Gotabhaya is not a reason to discredit someone . Besides, there is not even a remote possibility for Gotabhaya to win!

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        Champass

        “Ha ha ha” victory has a hundred fathers,” sorry, 14 fathers.”

        It reminds me of Tuco swearing at Blondie as ” Son of a Thousand Fathers” in the 1968 film Good, Bad and the Ugly.
        You know what I mean.

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          Hindian Vedda
          No I don’t know what you mean. Are you telling me that you are a son of thousand fathers?

  • 6
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    SL is a never ending tragedy and comedy. This guy the so-called Nandhi Kadal Sooraya is a guy with hidden motive projecting himself as a hero to come to power in politics and then to do the usual things that all crooked politicians do. He is basically an imposter and he goes after some branded failures to grab power by his racism and exploiting the so called patriotism that is a very rare commodity in SL.

  • 5
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    This incident itself reveals that Kamal Gunaratne is an uncivilized thug. A savage sadist who might well have exercised his ruthless inhuman `heroic` ways during the conflict with the LTTE.
    This bugger is a disgrace to the Sri Lankan Army.

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      Diogenes

      “This incident itself reveals that Kamal Gunaratne is an uncivilized thug. “

      He is a proud Sinhala/Buddhist and a single handed fascist commandant

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      Diogenes
      Who is the uncivilized thug, you fng idiot?
      What ruthless inhuman heroic ways did he exercise?
      How could perishing a blood thirsty barbarian terrorist leader be inhuman?
      Where were you when your sun-god unleashed terror? Hiding under the bed or in the jungle?
      You all talk like heroes now thanks to Kamal Gunaratne. If not for him, you would have been 6 feet under in a coffin.

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        Champa the Uncivilised on CT wth language from Gutter. What more do we need CT Garbage and Gutter language on your website??
        Shame on you CT for accommodating these uncivilised morons here.

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          Analyst
          Ohhhh yeahhhhh, I was waiting for this!!!
          I deliberately copied the three letters from someone on CT itself. But I didn’t see you opposing him when he used the same. Why now? Racism?
          Then when some other selective writers use the word “BP” and also its full form in their each and every comment, you never opposed to them. Why? Because you think they have a right to use foul language.
          Again “Tamil from the north” “Burampisinho,” “Native Vedda” and many other Tamils and UNP supporters have a habit of using the “language from gutter” (your own words). Have you ever written against “them” using such language? No! Why, because you think only Tamils have a right to use foul language.
          There is no shame on CT’s part. When you didn’t oppose the uncivilized morons like “Tamil from the north,” “Burampisinho,” “Native Vedda” and many others who used all the words in full, why should CT not accommodate others???
          Why, suddenly you seem three-random-letters-together which has no meaning as uncivilized and the full foul language used by Tamils civilized?

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            .Champa
            Down with your rhetoric “two wrongs don’t make right” . So who is copying whom here?
            Have you turned to be a puppet ? Or copy and paste in modern day lingo?
            Grow up the Champa woman/ man Champa!!
            CT does moderate some of the gutter lingos here but not really 100% moderation takes place.
            Champa it’s unfortunate that you gets mostly thumbs down , that proves that you’re also a disliked person due to your comments and your politics . It looks not only the Tamils , the others too thumbing you down mate.
            Majority wants to live peacefully in Apeh Aanduwe now. Your politics is like the Yo! Yo.

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              Analyst
              What a lame reply! You have no answers to my questions.
              Two wrongs don’t make a right theory don’t apply here. Why didn’t you shame others in the first place. In fact, I copied the word from a comment by Tamil from the north. You didn’t have any objection when he used the word. Oh, SL kolla has also used the word. Why didn’t you request the CT to block that uncivilized moron? The reason is obvious. They are Tamils.
              I have already replied to your thumbs up and down childish remark.
              I don’t write for thumbs up. I said that before. Thumbs down are my inspiration as they show that my comments have hit the nail on the head.
              Over 99% commenters on CT are Tamils and Muslims who are against Sinhalese Buddhists, Maha Sangha, Sri Lanka Military and Mahinda Rajapaksa. It is their hatred what shows here. I am not bothered at all. Also I am not here to make friends.

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        Champass

        “You all talk like heroes now thanks to Kamal Gunaratne. If not for him, you would have been 6 feet under in a coffin.”

        Don’t be silly.
        It was VP who won two elections and a war for Mahindawamsa hugely supported by Hindians.

        If Gota came to know single handed Kamal won the war he would be very crossed with him and you.

        Gota knows where Kamal was hiding during IPKF occupation of this island.

        Wimal will be very, very, very crossed with you.

  • 1
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    Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne was conditioned to think inside a square vertically.
    Kamal beat the hell out of a student in public for quarrelling with his son.
    He expected a diplomatic posting which did not eventuate.
    He wrote a book but has not realised that portions went against him.
    Then he saw Porter/Ambassador ASP Liyanage’s tenure in Qatar. Dream job!
    He is adopting a proven method by another Ambassador i.e. be a nuisance till ‘they’ get you out!
    .
    Anyone believes that Royal Institute Nugegoda Branch will be demolished?

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    Champa, the ha ha ha! Mr. uncivilized idiot, the war with the LTTE was won by the heroic armed forces of Sri Lanka under SF. Your cardboard hero was just another officer under him. You talk as if your hero armed with his Almighty gun – like the Nordic God Thor with his thunderbolt – went to the north and vanquished LTTE single handed! What an idiot you are! This reminds me of the third class filmgoers of a few decades ago, worshiping MGR for his `heroic actions` he performed on the screen. This court case reveals that your so called hero has bullied not only the innocent students of that `Adyaapana Kade` but their parents as well. This savage behaviour gives an inkling to any sensible person – other than servile flatterers like you – as to how he might have performed his heroic acts in the north. He may be your sole – or soul – saviour. but we never wanted his `single handed` service! Being 6 ft under soil , as you say, would have been more comfortable to me , than living in this god forsaken land infested with bloody sycophants like you , where rogues become heroes and scoundrels become saviours and patriots!

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      Diogene
      A simple answer.
      Kamal Gunaratne fought the war right on the battle field. That makes a big difference. It was the steel determination of the Major Generals who fought on the battle field along with solders that saw to an end of the LTTE.

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