21 September, 2020

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Sajith Launches Into High Praise Of Tissa At Convention Ahead Of Crossover

Internal sabotage plots within the opposition continue to come to light with UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake expected to join ranks with the UPFA today.

Reliable reports reaching the Colombo Telegraph are now confirming that DNA MP and Businessman Tiran Alles has been in tight negotiations with the Government on Attanayake’s behalf.

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UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa has been a tacit supporter of the move to effect Attanayake’s defection to the Government.

As a precursor to this week’s crossover Premadasa launched into a chorus of high praise for Attanayake at the UNP Convention last Saturday.

Premadasa told the membership at the convention that it was Attanayake who was responsible for bringing unity back to the UNP. Premadasa said that it was because of Attanayake that he was even able to speak at the convention that day.

Highly placed UNP sources said Premadasa was strategically elevating Attanayake’s profile to ensure that his departure is perceived as a severe blow to the main opposition party.

Colombo Telegraph can now reveal that straight after the UNP convention on Saturday, Attanayake went to Alles’ residence. On Sunday night Attanayake spent several hours at the businessman politico’s residence negotiating the details of the crossover deal.

Attanayake who failed to win his electorate in the Kandy District in the 2010 general election is a member of the UNP’s National List in Parliament.

Tiran Alles is well known to be in league with Defence Secretary and presidential sibling Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Colombo Telegraph has previously revealed that Alles has been a member of Gotabaya Rajapaksa‘s Tuesday Tea Party at Central Bank, together with Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Chief Justice Mohan Pieris and the Defence Secretary himself. Alles is also a close associate of Gotabaya acolyte and high networth individual Dilith Jayaweera.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Tiran Alles and Sajith Premadasa gathered at Jayaweera’s Citrus resort in April this year to watch the finals of the T20 World Cup in a special private room.

Alles is Premadasa’s main financial backer and political advisor. Alles’ newspapers strongly back Premadasa and recently engaged in a overt campaign to have Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed opposition candidate to contest at the January 8 presidential election. The maneuver was believed to have been made in order to weaken the UNP chances at the election and ensure Premadasa could take control of the party post-poll.

It is now an open secret that the Rajapaksa regime desperately wanted UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to contest the January election, since his support among the Sinhalese Buddhist majority has taken a beating in recent years. UNP insiders remarked that it was curious how the Rajapaksa administration, Sajith Premadasa and Tiran Alles all wanted the same candidate to contest the presidential poll.

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UNP Crisis: The Secret Deal Is Now Public

UNP MP Chandrani B’s Son Gets Diplomatic Posting

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  • 24
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    This may not be the end of Tissa but it is the end of Sajith Premadasa who is medically known to haven bouts of depression. Time for his mother in law to leave politics as well. Enough of family rule!

    • 18
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      It would be good riddance of Bad rubbish if both Thissa and Sajith who lied about having a degree from the London School of Economics crossed over and joined Mahinda and Gota Jarapassa aka Grease Yakkas.

      Gota the grease yakka has been greasing up Thisa and Sajith for awhile and both are unprincipled and corrupt and it would be good for the joint opposition if they left and joined the corrupt Jarapassa regime.

      • 23
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        Who wants Thissa Attanayaka who LOST his seat and does NOT have a VOTE BANK for 500 million?

        That Mahinda Jarapassa paid this amount for Tissa who does not have a seat shows how DESPERATE the Jarapassa regime is today…!

        • 23
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          Agree. It shows how desperate this failed government is.

          The President himself sends out the SMS announcing Tissa Attanayake joining UPFA. Is that a message for a President to send out ?

          At this rate, they will take even a monkey claiming to be a UNPer !

          • 1
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            So,AKD is dead right when he said “cross overs”
            is the best business in the paradise today?
            Even mega drug dealers can not stand a chance?
            ParadiseParadiseParadise!

        • 3
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          Hamban Brothers know very well who their customers
          are and they are cooking only for them.Do you know
          how our eateries make Fried meats and Fish?very
          simple recipe!All unsold meats and fish curry kept
          for days in the freezer(if only had one),finally
          find refuge in the frying pan and in oil used,
          re-used and re-used over and over many times!Take
          Dayasiri,one such fried one!His customer base,not
          worried about their health!

      • 11
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        Wait and see JHU minister Champika will reveal all the secrets of the virulent UPFA soon. I have no doubt, these minions like Tissa s changes cant bring much – more and more will become aware of the levels of corruption of the Rajapakshes. If it is true that 500 million deal brought Tissa to their side, people of this country have every right to defeat Ballige putha – Raajaapkshe on the 8th of January. I have no doubt, that Rajaapkshe has not shown his real face yet. He is a born rascal… most dishonest politician that the entire South asia – this is a greater Shame to us srilankens

      • 3
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        Did you notice Mahinda-the-thug said about Tissa joining him, “don’t underestimate me.” That means Tissa was brought/bought than he ‘came’ on his own. Again, Mahinda has scored an own goal!!

    • 4
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      News articles reveal that General secretory of the main opposition party is a person who lost his seat in the last election…. what a democratic system SL has now.. So our Pundit Dayan Jayathilake says Siri Lanka has Vibrant Democracy …
      As somebody pointed out recently, MR, Gota, Ranil and this Tissa like people are NOT the problem of the country, they are just symptoms.. what is the real cause of all these symptoms … hard to guess ???

    • 3
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      How this sisy would face it on the dawn day 8th Jan is beyond all questions.
      As Ravaya made it clear almost nearly 60% of the nation will support to Maithree while only 40% will be on the side of mad president MR.

      • 0
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        No doubt this manwould nt even be able to defend his seat next time.

        This kind of debidiya chamelian charators are the root cause for the slip of UNP.

  • 16
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    “Sajith Launches Into High Praise Of Tissa At Convention Ahead Of Crossover”

    It is intriguing to watch how politicians are being traded in open market though the deals are being done in private.

    Can this island be the first one to launch a stock market dealing in buying and selling of politicians?

    The voters also need to know the spot prices of each politicians at a given point in time in order for them to reduce anxiety attack, assess trust deficit, projected return on their short/medium/long term investment, ……….

    Foreign investors are welcome.

    If successful the stock market could be extended to India where they desperately need a mechanism to regularise their wheeling and dealing in political goods/products in open market.

    Insider dealings should be made legal.

    Price mechanism is believed to allocate resources efficiently.

    Adam Smith would be much happier person in his grave.

    • 13
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      Nice one Native! A market for trading corrupt politicians to the highest bidder is all that’s lacking in the Miracle of Modayas

    • 11
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      I invite Boko Haram of Nigeria to Sri Lanka. With their excellent track record in kidnapping little girls for sexual slavery & pre-teen marriages. In open markets of West Africa.

      Boko Haram would properly “facilitate” a more transparent market of Sri Lankan political monkeys.

      Far better than Tiran’s shady deals.

      Cheers!

    • 5
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      MAKE Tilan Alles as chairman to the stock market

    • 1
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      native

      Deals are done in private but the secret is public
      except for the exact figures!It’s only the JVP that
      is not in the business and people are very soon
      going to find them a bunch of honourable guys despite
      the fact that they had blood in their hands.We are
      already in the business of selling our boys and girls
      to the Middle East,So the most interested investors
      might come from there especially because they know
      how to handle our guys with readily available swords
      and coffins in case anything goes wrong!

    • 0
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      They should be available on e bay for bidding.

  • 9
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    Sometime back, as reported in CT, Tissa Attanayake (TA), through Tiran Alles, had Chandrani Bandara MP’s -TA’s [Edited out] buddy’s – son given a minor diplomatic posting at the Srl Lankan embassy in Dubai. Then, sometime before that, TA had been one of the high-profile invitees at the wedding of the presidential astrologer-cum-NAB-Working-Director, Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena’s, niece’s wedding. So,I would not be surprised if Chandrani Bandara does raised her saree and show her political nudity at MR’s 1st post-nomination rally in Anuradhapura. Incidentally, for quite sometime now, this blowjob expert, Chandrani Bandara has been secretly using the UNP as a sanitary towel.

    • 4
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      Hit the nail hard.

  • 10
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    any guess how much Tissa A was paid for the crossover?
    also the Jayantha Kategoda another shameless animal was paid around 80M as I was told.

    This is the very reason that we need to change this system and its high time to kick the Sajith baby too to the Rajapaksas camp.

    This man is an idiot.

  • 5
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    Boko Haram and Al-Shabab are eyeing Sri Lanka, a nice place to visit and capture. Let them change MPs and we will change the Rulers.

  • 3
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    If Tissa crosses fence to other camp, would his lover elope with him?
    Curious to know how much he offered?
    Can he cause any damage to My3 camp??

    • 1
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      Will the engine move sans atleast one compartment, unless it goes to the Maradana yard

  • 13
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    Clearly a sign of mega panic in the government camp. To buy a man for 500 million who can’t win a seat in his electorate shows how corrupt and politically bankrupt this government is.

    Just look at Mahinda’s Cabinet ministers. They mostly include former UNPers who were purchased for money and position and he sidelined all the SLFP stalwarts who have been in the party for many years.

    Tiran Alles is the worst you can find. He can destabilise the country just for the sake of money. See this man on youtube attacking MR and Gota not so long ago accusing them of their connection to Emilkanthan an LTTE proxy. Today he is having tea with them. The poor man on the street continues to suffer.

    My3, Please don’t give-up what you have started. You don’t have money behind you but you have the people behind you.

  • 5
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    Tissa’s departure from UP most welcome as he has been a liability for the party who was not uniting but dividing. His friend Sajith is also very suspicious
    Some of his utterances after MS was made common candidate was not supportive of the move.
    He gets special attention from Sirasa Tv and Alles’
    Newspapers. He has to be watched very closely to ensure he does not do much harm staying inside the party.
    With the departure of Tissa’s the UP would emerge winner as the “bad luck’ is gone.

    He

  • 4
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    NATIVE.
    Brilliant idea mate.
    There is no better example of History repeating itself than the Stock Market!
    Who do you think should head the Securities and Exchange commission[SEC]?-The Regulator.Tiran or Sajith?

  • 3
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    They buy opposition MPs.

    They abuse tax payers funds for their placards in millions

    They block colombo vicinities not allowing opposition rallies to be held

    They do whatever they see it right to grab the power by manipulating the masses.

    So what a presidential election under the rule of Meeharaka Rajapakshe ?

    I believe all right thinking people need to go for weeks long demos showing their dislike of the rule of the leaders

    • 0
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      This is what “Referendum” is for, You people have rights to vote for favourable President. MR will do all dirty works to win the election, But he will never win the people’s heart and we will fight for it and the justice for all Sri Lankans no matter what race, religion or ethics!

      Once all unite and stands against dictatorship, We, the people will rule over one individual and nepotism that has all-powerful roles over the innocence and the poor people.

  • 7
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    Sajith – get lost
    Tissa – get lost
    Good riddance of bad rubbish.

  • 2
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    Many years ago too a Sirikotha clerk crossed over.10-15 years later another clerk crossing is no big deal,he is and will be a light weight.

    • 3
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      After being elected, MS has to bring all the law reforms not allowing anyone one to behave a like a monkey any more. In my days in SL, I failed to see any politician crossing over. Lanken politics in 70 ties and upto 83 were the best. Today, without shame,the man Tissa and any one promised but finally changed their sides. I never thought this man would ever do this, but it happened. I belive as JHU reveals – the rulers would abuse tax payers funds and buy any opposition politicians. Once the opposition is won, they have to reveal all these and punish the rulers accordingly.

  • 7
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    This is like MR trading a powerful horse (Hirunika) for a donkey (Tissa). I don’t think Tissa’s resignation has affected UNPers because he doesn’t have higher vote base than Hirunika.

    Sajith Premadasa is also a powerful horse for the UNPers but if he crossover to the ruling Government, I’m pretty sure the UNP will be divided half just like Maithripala’s crossover which already broke the ruling Government’s vote base.

    I already know that Sajith Premadasa plotted to overthrow Ranil Wickremasinghe from the UNP leadership, But now his opinion has been changed and he has accepted the decision of Ranil Wickremasinghe to appoint Maithri as common candidate. So there is nothing to worry about this again.

    Now these false propaganda is coming from the ruling Government to weaken the opposition, Even the Ministers of ruling Government are disappointed about MR’s regime. It’s the time for Sri Lankans to unite and stand against the dictatorship! Don’t let it go further!

  • 1
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    Shah! what shenanigans in the Holy Land. All these pole vaulters put Snr. Thondaman to shame.

    Btw, anyone knows how much or whether any thing was paid to UPFA members for jumping to Sirisena’s camp ? Just asking.

    • 2
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      Even after a tough competition between Obama and Mrs
      Clinton for the candidacy,Obama had to offer the top
      job to Mrs Clinton for her support.People work for
      returns and politicians are not exempt but making it
      the sole purpose,waiting for a turn and just living
      for it,offer or acceptance is where Darwin theory
      comes into our politics.

  • 3
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    This is a fantastic exchange and better than the corrupt stock exchange.

    Thissa will be a permanent representative of the opposition now.

    • 4
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      Considering our shameless politicians, soon he will be in the ranks of the UNP. If Sirisena wins.

      Look at Navin Dissanayake, left the UNP to sleep with the enemy and have returned to the fold, to enjoy the coming tidings.

      We r bloody fools to vote these fellow in.

  • 5
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    What a great news for UNPers in Kandy. It will be great for the party if Tissa Attanayake can negotiate a deal to make Sajith Cross over to MR regime as well. The latter thinks he is entitled for the UNP leadership, while having no considerable win or contribution to the UNP to show for. Only qualification he has is being the Son(spoilt-Brat, treasure hunter, uneducated) of a former President who was popular with the poor people, if the party allows this to happen, UNP is no better than the current MR system. Both of them have developed a brotherhood for the insecurities, and inferiority complexes they have for the social system they are originating from though the voters don’t care about such things anymore. Tissa is a very unpopular corrupt leader in Kandy and he won’t be able to deliver a single vote for MR, and People in his home electorate are celebrating by lighting fire crackers, cause they are so happy he left.

  • 4
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    Wonder if anyone has noticed, but Sajith’s backers like Maithhree Gunaratne don’t sing hosannas for him anymore? Obviously they have realised their ‘Punchi Premadasa’ is no hero after all but a cunning crook. But Ranil outmanovred him like as if he was a kindergaten kiddo. ‘Punchi’ will not last long …

    Aman

  • 5
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    This shameless guys better eat shit rather than accepting stolen money from public.

    • 0
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      The problem has been once they started tasting it – they cant stop it.

      The best example is Meeharaka Rajaapkshe who was once a vociferous man figting for the common man ´s grievances

  • 4
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    Sajith was in the Rajapakshe camp for some time. Gota had a file on him from his Nidhan Hora days. He had a choice face charges or do as he is told. He chose to do as he is told. The other poor sods to took his side were either in it for money or were being taken for a good old ride.

  • 2
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    0/= rupees plus many thousands of votes to get from Hirunika. 500 million rupees for Thissa with no votes. Who is the loser MR or My3 ?

    Can somebody please help Mahinda with the maths as he wont be able to understand.

  • 4
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    Although some blame Ranil Wickremasinghe for the lapses in the UNP, how could any blame RW for having to depend on buggers like this? If not for RW, today there will not be any UNP as all would have been bought over by MR. RW working with this type of Judas to have kept the CC as a secret is to the credit of RW to have understood them before the public has. What a strategist and what brains to have completely outplayed MR even leading the NIB on the garden path?

  • 3
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    Can anyone trust Sajith Premada ? Double tongue and double standard.

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/whoever-becomes-president-its-the-same-for-the-tamils/

    The statement made by former President Premadasa’s son Sajith, is more racial than factual. He says that once the opposition wins the Presidential election, they will destroy the rest of the LTTE-ers who live in foreign countries.

    While his father President Premadasa was having negotiations with the LTTE, this same Sajith praised the LTTE for their bravery, fighting against the Indian Army. Also he wanted to take photographs with LTTE political advisor Anton Balasingham, Yogi and other LTTE members who were in Colombo. A special day and time was allocated for Sajith to have his photograph taken with LTTE members and he was really amazed by this gesture. We don’t know where he has hidden those photographs now!

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