31 October, 2020

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Sajin Vass Arrested

Former parliamentarian, Sajin Vass Gunawardena who was arrested today by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), was remanded until July 5, for allegedly defrauding a businessman several millions of rupees.

Vass

Vass

The CID arrested Gunawardena subsequent to a complaint made by the businessman who claimed that Gunawardena had defrauded him over Rs. 30 million.

Gunawardena, a one-time loyalist of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has claimed that he did not acquire any wealth by unscrupulous means.

In May, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed a case against Gunawardena over his failure to declare his assets during several years including in 2011 and 2012, even though he told a press conference in the same month that he had submitted all his asset details to the relevant authorities.

Correction: The original version of this story incorrectly said that Gunawardena had defrauded him over Rs. 3 million. The number has been updated.

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    When will he be released on BAIL? HA!HA!

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      Will Mr Medmulana visit him in the prison tomorrow ? As has been his part of so called taks of the day since he is no more President to the this stupid folks ?

      1) Visiting those thieves in prisons or hospitals has been 1 of top of his agendas these days

      2) Visiting temples and manipulating pingutharayas in red robes – this is not an insult ot the Sangaya, since real buddhist monks are not behaviing BEING against to real principles of buddhists – which is not forgetting not supporting Alibaba and 40 thieves.

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        Yes my question – what is Mr Medmaulana as MP doing to his electorate ?

        I only see, him being called to FCID…. he goes to Japan or Uganda… Then visiting Raththaranao hora or holding low level speeches being close to Temples.

        Apart from that he also seems to be enjoying his free time farting further.

        The kind of Former Presidents are few inteh world.

        US, German or other president have been instead exemplary. Why cant lanken counterpart see it that way. Even CBK kept away from politics during the last 10 good years – Wijetuna did the same until he died. Why Mahinda cant be made silent.. may be he needs some medicine to see it right… lanken medicos should help the man.. takinghim to conscience. God save srilanka.

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          Sam,

          Actually Sam he has every right to visit Temples in all over the Country not as Madamulana Percy Mahendra Rajapaksha but as “Sri Rohana Manaranjana, Sri Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi, 3 Singhaladeeshwara, Raja Wansa Vibhushana, Janamuula, Manomula, Palapurudu, Sanwedee, Nihathamani, Jathiye Adambarakara Pin Piya. Also he has another right to visit Temples as close blood relative of Lord Buddha according to great Historian Jackson Anthony. By visiting Temples he is trying to protect pure Sinhala Buddhism from Ranil Wickramasingha. Ananda Nurse Loku Saadu, Bengamuwe Nalaka, Naanasara, Ittakande Saddatissa, Uduwe Dammaloka, Pitiduwe Sri Samanthabadra (Rahath) saadu also helping him in this mission.

          He is Visiting Prison wards to see any suitable place for him and his family members and reportedly he is asking about meals and other facilities as he may not be able to enjoy home made meals while in prison like “Sudu Redi Hora” Pivithuru Gommanpilila.

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            Among all artist that licked the balls of Raja – that Anthoy Jackson was the worst – he made stories and set to public making the normal person a King. There hisnature started changed a lot. Earlier the man was somewhat human but as a made king he became untouchable. All in all, these men who manipulated Mr Persy Mahinda Rajaakshes are equally accountable for the mess created in MR s person.

            How canone beocme a King .. in that way.. made king since then allowed own his princes to abuse the nation. There the life of Thajudeen – was also targeted… where by ALuthgama people were targetted.. where even oppostion MPs were targetted… what a mad man could go wrong .. was all since after they those nitwits turned MR a King. Today, MR should hate to those personalities rather than anyone else. Even if he was also remote controlled by a set of hand picked astro men… all together .. synergistically his nemesis occured by 08th Jan 2015

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            Lapatiya, I believe, that the current regime has achieved a lot but not much is known to general public. That is all because they dont send the messages enough across the nation.

    • 6
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      What hasn’t he done this time to get there?

    • 9
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      “When will he be released on BAIL? HA!HA!”

      !0 days in jail, with free food and lodging , and then released? Is that the ONLY punishment?

      Yaha-Palanaya, the so called Good governance?

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        We now know YAHAPALANAYA can only be in action – where the people are at least knowledgble to some extents.. do you think that can ever be practised in a nation whose IQ is below 70 ?

        They would rather stay eating fodder than anything else. Even simple simons add their thoughts today through social media.. prove their average knoweldge. they would support criminals rather than YP promoters…
        This grass eating men and women will never change even if a dog tail would be straightened

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          Samuel Jayaweera

          //” do you think that can ever be practised in a nation whose IQ is below 70 ? “//

          Let’s see. You mean too many morons?

          Moron is a term once used in psychology to denote mild intellectual disability.

          “Moron” was coined in 1910 by psychologist Henry H. Goddard from the Ancient Greek word μωρός (moros), which meant “dull” (as opposed to oxy, which meant “sharp” (see also: oxymoron)), and used to describe a person with a mental age in adulthood of between 8 and 12 on the Binet scale. It was once applied to people with an IQ of 51–70, being superior in one degree to “imbecile” (IQ of 26–50) and superior in two degrees to “idiot” (IQ of 0–25). The word moron, along with others including, “idiotic”, “imbecilic”, “stupid”, and “feeble-minded”, was formerly considered a valid descriptor in the psychological community, but it is now deprecated in use by psychologists.

          Following opposition to Goddard’s attempts to popularize his ideas, Goddard recanted his earlier assertions about the moron: “It may still be objected that moron parents are likely to have imbecile or idiot children. There is not much evidence that this is the case. The danger is probably negligible.”

          Alternate descriptions for “do you think that can ever be practised in a nation whose IQ is below 70 “.

          Modaya, Mootal,fool, idiot, woodhead, treskull, ass, blockhead, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, imbecile, cretin, dullard, simpleton, clod; informalnitwit, halfwit, dope, ninny, nincompoop, chump, dimwit, dingbat, dipstick, goober, coot, goon, dumbo, dummy, ditz, dumdum, fathead, numbskull, numbnuts, dunderhead, thickhead, airhead, butthead, flake, lamer, lamebrain, zombie, nerd, peabrain, birdbrain, scissorbill, jughead, mouth-breather, jerk, donkey, twit, goat, dork, twerp, hoser, schmuck, bozo, boob, turkey, schlep, chowderhead, dumbhead, goofball, goof, goofus, galoot, lummox, knuckle-dragger, klutz, putz, schlemiel, sap, meatball, dumb cluck, and mook.

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            Not being moronic – Majority of thepeople are poor – and they struggle for their 3 meals rather than arguing as to why…. So their affinity to get caught to various harmful agendas of politicians are really high. Like for example the beggers would not think twice when get to eat somethign to please their stomach.. be those came from Thotalange garbage heaps or from Mcdonnalds – they just see the moment only not beyond. But these political and media crocodile mercilessly abuse those poor people. That is what unbiased media men should focus today. Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles. Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Naivity of all forms make them to be preys of both politial and media crocodiles.Consequence is people stay stupid – politicians and media men claim expected harvests

            It seems like a good program that Sirasa does today- but it is politically targeted at rulers. i MEAN THE current gamin gamata newatha sithanana bla bla… why do they take it away from Political hands… if nto to earn big sums – do you think it is because their sympathy towards the rural poor of this country ? No not at all.. I wish I could see what is really going on with those teams … from teh moment they arrived in those villages to the end.. most of them the interviwed add the same thoughts…. like nothing is given to them…. we have to kill them when turn up next …. like working books pre distributed to actors… Who has been making a fool here.. again the poor folks… CURSE

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              Yes agree with you – Ms MARALATHO… it is due to mislead of people.

              Number mislead… they further do so.. since they capable of doing it very well. No matter norms and standards should be there.. their culture is miles away from the norms.

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            Please allow readers to find it by themselves, you dont need to be a dictionary or the copy man of a dictionary… just adding links would have been more than enough. Thanks.

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      You guys journos please bring more about Rajaakshe and their mind sets to the nation – that is very important. since all these ill perofrmances are triggered by them and their supporters.

      Not even Abitthayas pay visit to Temples as MR has been.

      He makes every effort to be with them – since thenonly the message would be outreached to the majority folks… born buddhists are the predominant part of the lankens. They exercise ever yharming events even if they are born buddhists. … just the identity only. Not even 20% are real buddhists in this country. Basta

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      These are just eye washes – MY GRAND CHILDREN can ridicule out – the day he arrested is though made for second time, and the day he will be bailed out will be anounced.- like sun rises and sun set.. these both are planned….. this has become and made become a show.. from the day ONE SO CALLED CURRENT MEN IN power has failed to do it like westerners do. Either they should do it properly, or leave it… as Rajaapkshes eroded it to core – we dont need half hearted work…
      Dont we the folks feel – that all thse men being INTERVIEWED by FCID or CID should long ago been taken to Jail sessions ? Like going to a super market and leave it, they call the investigations…. this has become the most joke to me today. With good thoughts I will nto be able to leave CLOSE my eyes – being in my 80ties, I feel… none of rulers have sofar served the people with JUSTICE… and none of them would do it if they perform this way. These are not so difficult issues, but their agendas are filled with other motives. Either delay or leaving with half investigations can lead gaining their political issues.

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    I just do not understand what this govt is doing!!!!
    There are ample lot of evidence to prove the wrong doings and additional to that we provide bloody VIP security to this big crook, out of poor citizens money. In which context?
    Because he will spill the beans!!! Rubbish!!!
    keep him and all notorious behind the bars and then investigate.

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    Lots of games being played by MS, RW, Samarawikrema and yahalpanaya. The bottom line is that they are hoping that the longer the delay in making these crooks accountable, the public will forget about the misdemeanors and no action will be taken. This has been the bane of SL politics, not one guy in the government or opposition is honest. SL tops the list for crooked politicos. Yahalpanaya is having a good time travelling at taxpayers expense all around the globe. Pray tell me who paid for the airfares of Rosy, Harsha and Harin to go to the UK to advise the UK government on how to handle Brexit. What a bloody friggin joke, these guys who are the least enlightened attempting to enlighten the highly enlightened. Cameron has shown what integrity in politics is by resigning. Can you ever ever expect a SL politician to resign even when they have been caught red handed stealing the beggars till. FCID, CID, IGP,COPE, XXxxxx Committees are a façade for cover up. Jokers in SL among the citizenry are amongst the most illiterate and ignorant bunch of idiots. The words integrity, honesty, values, ethics, behavior, decency, uprightness, wisdom, enlightenment, are not in the vocabulary of our politicians. Words like corruption, rape, robbery, greed, deceit, deception, untruthfulness, dishonesty, crookedness, lust, drunkenness, hate, violence, disrespect, dishonor are overflowing in abundance in the characters and personality of our disgraceful parliamentarians and politicians. The best solution to fix the country’s problems is to send the previous regime robber barons who were masters in the art of criminality to rot in the garbage pits and these yahalpanaya guys can be the gravediggers.

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      This is rich. Did Rosy, Harsh & the gang actually came to advise the UK govt? The referendum was closely followed by the media & comments of celebrities & economic gurus were reported to the public but I never heard the media reporting on this official delegation from SL. I suppose Rosy’s glamour as a former Mrs World has been long forgotten over here to be considered newsworthy.

      Maybe they came to observe the procedure in case a referendum is held in SL. During CBK’s regime, a group of ‘Observers’ went to Ireland to observe the signing of the peace process, presumably, to learn how to do it in SL with the LTTE & they had a stopover in London for a few days to do some shopping on the way back. Maybe it’s not all a waste. Perhaps this bunch may have learned something about the integrity of at least some of the British politicians.

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      Tell me which politicians would not play games ?

      Depending on them – if they are so devious to the manner – not harming too much- we could say the current duo is even more harmless compared Mahinda Raja -who even did it with BBS together taking the lives of few in Aluthgama Rememeber ? Even today, he continues to do so, being close to Temples…. he knows pretty well the grass eating folks would NOT grasp it – what matters for them would be Rice packets or the mini issues. They dont focus on consituational reforms or law and order… knowing that he abuses them further… those men around him licking his balls give him further courage to do so. MEP Gunawardhana has beocme an another Wimal to the nation all the few weeks alone. Those reptiles will never be thinking th efuture of the nation but their survival. Dried pumpkins such as Dew, Wasidewa will do the least to build up good future in this country.. they would even go swimming on the flowing toilett pits of Mahinda Rajakaashe.

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        You may be right…

        DC s actions divided the nation. He thought it was right to give UK people a chance. But as we now now crystal clear, half of voters are onthe site of Pro EU than Anti EU.
        What will be the justice for them in the next years.
        Those banks or other finacial bodies need to leave LONDON after the legal process of Brexit is done end of next two years.
        He may have thought – that pro EU citizens are the majority of the country.

        Some germans believe – had Cameron been away holding of such Referendum, what would have been the situation? The kind of addressing peoples thoughts that way to such issues according to them are no good. It is in a way democraccy but as said above, what is the feelings of those who pro-EU ?

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    is the bail today or tomorrow?

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    Haha…..arrested fir a oetty amount of 2 million…swims free for million rupee frauds…Its NOT rocket science to figure out hiw much he looted…btw hiw about a WELL KNOWN. Case of this focker assaulting a sitting Ambassador to UK? When is he going to be arrested for ALl other crimes he committed under MRs watch?

    IF. Yahapalana thinks he could be used as a source to Arrest MR n gota……its only a wet drram…

    Good lick…

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    Merry go round. They are arrested, spend a few days in jail, transferred to a comfortable hospital, and eventually released. Sri Lanka’s method of punishment for crimes committed by politicians and their partners in crime.

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      Yes for some taking to remand for the allegations levelled at them seem to be like going to spend some few days away from work assigned to them

      a) Basil got caught some months ago – there he was deadly sick…. according to the investigating authorities. Very same man to take the lead of formation of a new party is what I heard few days ago…. how come the man suffering from various diseases to have healed off within shorter period of time. BMJ should focus on the like clinical cases to allow world to take advantages getting the medical secret from lanken medicos

      b) And their jail sessions have been either hospital or luxary rooms sofar.. why the authorities do so is my greater question betraying folks further.

      c) Why FCID or other investigative bodies respect the laws as they should be this way… diluting fines this way can have a greater impact for the law and order system of this country.

      d) Please build up a separate prison and put these Rajaapkshes and their supporters in it, and investigate them all one by one -that is what they should do since they connected to each other as alibaba and 40 thieves. None of them are clean.

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    This fellow was trusted by the big shark mahinda Rajapakse to create suitable political climate for him to win the election and rob the country after committing the worst war crimes and crimes against humanity in the war that ended in May 2009.

    Mahinda it has been reported used his victory at the war without witnesses to swindle trillions of rupees that is enough for 6 generations of his future descendants. Some of his cabinets colleagues including his brothers used this opportunity and made mints of money.

    The strange thing is that this government even though it got the support of powerful countries like USA on its side is afraid to drag the big sharks to court. Is it because they themselves have skeletons in their cupboards?

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    Quote: Pray tell me who paid for the airfares of Rosy, Harsha and Harin to go to the UK to advise the UK government on how to handle Brexit. What a bloody friggin joke – THREE BLIND MICE. Rosy accopanied by Youthful exuberance and an Intellectual Apprentice.

    Quote: Cameron has shown what integrity in politics is by resigning. – Due to his foolish political arrogance with a view to get even with his own party brexit supporters in parliament and paid a heavy price.
    OR
    Was this retribution for behaving like a rabid canine during the Commonwealth Conference held in SL ???????????????????

    Who will be the next Prime Minister of England? Now is the opportunity for Keith Vaz or Surendiran or for Emmanuel. The door is open to build a massive eelam in the UK using their funds.

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    Wind blows in through the front door and then out through the backdoor that is ajar …… !!! LOL ……

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      it is like the famous door.. that the Mr Medamulana was all along telling to the the grass eating stupid folks.

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    Rs. 3 Mn defrauded? Peanuts ! If you investigate Mihinlanka which has lost over Rs. 17 Bn by now the Govt can find much more !

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    Another eyewash.??

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    This time it seems to hitting Sajin de Vass Gonaa really hard.Just watch the man in the bus and his face as the bus takes off.The crook is close to tears.The bugger should be jailed for all the pain of mind he caused others and the millions he defrauded while in office.

    Yet as the comments above show will the dog be granted bail before long or will he end up in the Merchants Ward of the Colombo General Hospital ?The whole country is watching closely.The whole country is getting tired about how crooks such as this bastard are escaping justice.

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    What is happening to the case of Lailth Sil Redda Weeratunga?Bugger is enjoying himself in various places with his family.If you want proof just see the bugger’s face book page.Who cares about the millions and millions the man stole?

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    Anyone noticed how these arrests coincide with negative stories about government MPs and Ministers rackets?
    This is media management at its best.

    Why? Because for the most part we have an uneducated media interested only in sensational news NOT reporting actual news. It’s mostly innuendo, rumours and heresay.

    So Ranil and company are taking all of us modayas for a ride, every couple of weeks.

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      Upul,

      “Anyone noticed how these arrests coincide with negative stories about government MPs and Ministers rackets? This is media management at its best. Why? Because for the most part we have an uneducated media interested only in sensational news NOT reporting actual news. It’s mostly innuendo, rumours and heresay. So Ranil and company are taking all of us modayas for a ride, every couple of weeks.”

      I have noticed and agree with you. These cases are mostly to distract from other more important cases often involving supporters of the government.

      What is the status of, for instance, the multiple court cases of Hirunika and the Weerawimsa couple?

      Why do court cases vanish from the attention of media and civil society?

      In the case of Gammanpila he is apparently accused of something he did or did not do in 1997.

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    Arrests these days have something to do with the High-ups. Recently UNP Chairmans part played in Sajins Security by the State had to be diverted
    and a charge in a smaller incident to satisfy the SB Voters has been taken,
    the FCID agreeing that they have all the evidence needed and AGs blank
    authority for them to make arrests since recently. GG is marking time
    with a matters of corruption to serve their ends, as they have time to
    play politics.

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    So many crooks involved in swindling of govt. money were arrested and
    questioned and bailed out by FCID/CID but not a cent of looted money
    recovered from the time FCID was formed . That is the beauty of this Govt. and it should get on the Guinness book of records.

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      Lanka Watch,

      “So many crooks involved in swindling of govt. money were arrested and questioned and bailed out by FCID/CID but not a cent of looted money recovered from the time FCID was formed . That is the beauty of this Govt. and it should get on the Guinness book of records.”

      Nobody has been found guilty by a court so why return any money?

      In the worst case the politicians, police, judges and media are sharing the loot.

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        “In the worst case the politicians, police, judges and media are sharing the loot. “

        It has never been the `worst case` but a natural case for honest sergeant kandiah.
        In the west it is said if you rob $ 1 billion from a bank the time to be spent in prison is 1 year per billion while if you are poor or unconnected and rob $100 you can get 19 years behind bars.
        The former cop knows all the loops- they are all in it for survival as there won’t be another chance and there is a guarantee that no one would bump them off later on.

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    I thought Vass ratted even without Water Boarding.

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      KAS,

      “I thought Vass ratted even without Water boarding.”

      I share your confusion. Was Vass not out on bail because he became state witness? Did he not have STF security until last week?

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    Cat is out of the bad and I wonder how much this UNP minister being paid by this crook.
    UNP chairman, minister of development strategy and international trade Malik Samarawickrama was behind Sajin’s security and when President ask about this, he is evasive with his action.

    This is how SL crooks from Blue and Green parties work together.

    Also some one should ask how Sajin can afford to live in Hilton Apartments since daily rate is around $US 280/ day.

    This Malik guy is a another corrupt minister that is making money out of the peoples miseries.

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    Great comments! I laughed till I cried at some. But don’t worry folks, the Wharf-Clerk/MR Fixer has a plan B ready and when that is triggered he will be out in no time.

    I was just wondering, Is there any way we could get Dr Nonis (and a few others) to help with the interrogation? Just wondering………

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      what makes you think that Dr Nonis could be a clean person. He also sat with these dogs in the good days of MR thugs. Even today, I am not sure, he woudl tick healthily. He was like a spokesman appointed to paint the picture in favours of Rajaakshes. Btw I too laugh from my both ends having read some comments on this forum.

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      “”I was just wondering, Is there any way we could get Dr Nonis (and a few others) to help with the interrogation? Just wondering……… “”

      Wasn’t he an ex-cop? So it’s dangerous and Nonis would be fool.
      The present government is as fraudulent as the previous so even the Japanese invite MR.
      He will share a part of his loot on every item they find and there won’t be a question of it reaching courts. If it does there are other players from MR regime.
      The socialist culture is too rotten for democracy to correct it- it thrives on other people’s money. what do loans mean?

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    this guy failed o/l, very bad in maths, a crook from school days.
    should be in jail for the rest of his life, pay also the funds he has stolen.
    houses in singapore, uk
    apartment in dubai
    hotels in sri lanka
    game farms in south africa
    houses in colombo -7,5,3,
    should get the government easily 500million

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    Waas is the man behind retention PR firms in USA to lobby for Sri Lanka. He was instrumental in selecting such PR firms for hundreds of thousands of dollars as MARA’s Bill Wickremasooriya the Colombo’s Ambassador in Washington was a Tea Trader and a mutt. The Central Bank paid the billions. These monies should be recovered from Waas, MARA, & Cabraal & senior Central Bankers at that time like Ranee Jayamaha, Dheerasinghe, Wijewardene, & The present DG Weerasinghe.

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      This is what i have been telling to others … the gravity of fund grabs by Rajapakshe kith and kin – emptied the state treasury. There, nobody talk about the gravity of it.. I tihnk it can go to several hundreds of billions of tax payers funds.

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