8 May, 2021

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Security Council Contradicts Defence Sec And Wijeyadasa: Denies 32 Sri Lankans Joined ISIS

The Security Council has refuted a statement made by Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe that 32 Sri Lankan Muslims have joined ISIS.

Maithripala Sirisena

Maithripala Sirisena

During a meeting held with President Maithripala Sirisena, the Security Council had said that they have received no information with regard to Wijeyadasa’s statement that 32 Muslims had joined the ISIS. The matter was taken up by the council, soon after Wijeyadasa made claims to the effect that several Sri Lankan Muslims had joined the ISIS. The matter had been brought up by Sirisena, who heads the Council and had asked for verification on the matter from the members of the Council, which also included members from the State Intelligence Service.

Meanwhile, addressing the weekly cabinet briefing on Wednesday, cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne had also refuted Rajapakshe’s statement that 32 Sri Lankan Muslims had joined the ISIS.

Last Friday, Rajapakshe told Parliament that 32 Muslims had joined ISIS. The statement was picked up and given wide publicity across all main stream media. However, subsequent to the Justice Minister’s statement, it was revealed that Wijeyadasa was repeating the old numbers announced by Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi who told an event in early January this year that 36 Muslims had gone to Syria, some to join ISIS.

During his speech, Wijeyadasa alleged that the 32 Muslims who had gone to join ISIS were from 4 families who were well connected and well respected. “There is a serious situation brewing in this country,” he said.

Following his statement, the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) objected to Rajapakshe’s unverified announcement saying it was a ‘misplaced’ statement. The President of the MCSL, N M Ameen said that Rajapakshe’s statement came at a very opportune time to certain extremist elements bent on tarnishing the image of the Muslim community for reasons only best known to them.

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    Mr. President Sirisena RE: Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.

    RE: Security Council Contradicts Defence Sec And Wijeyadasa: Denies 32 Sri Lankans Joined ISIS

    “Last Friday, Rajapakshe told Parliament that 32 Muslims had joined ISIS. The statement was picked up and given wide publicity across all main stream media. However, subsequent to the Justice Minister’s statement, it was revealed that Wijeyadasa was repeating the old numbers announced by Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi who told an event in early January this year that 36 Muslims had gone to Syria, some to join ISIS.”

    Read between the lines. Why are you surprised?

    Q1. Just look at the Path of Progress: For whom is Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, working?

    A1. The Rajapaksas, Mahinda and Gotabaya.

    Q2. Why?

    A2. They want to use the remnants of Nil Balakaya, cronies, and BBS Ganasara, to create a friction between Sinhala Buddhists and Muslims, and use it as an excuse to create communal disharmony and riots, thereby reducing the Muslim support for Yahapalanaya.

    Use Buddhism as the Excuse.

    Q3. What does Wijedasa Rajapaksaha tell the Parliament and Media?

    A4. Tell about ISIS, old information fed t hom by Gotabaya, and feed it to the Sinhala “Buddhist” communalists, to “justify” their illegal actions, because the Govt. is not taking any action.

    Q4. Who Planned it?

    A5. Gotabaya Wijedasa and Company along with the BBS and others. They will always lie, if it gives them any advantage. After all that is the Sinhala Buddhist Tradition, introduced by Monk Mahanama of Mahawamsa Fame/Notoriety.

    Q6. What do they tell the Muslims?

    A6. Tell the Muslims that the Govt is trying to modify the MMDA because of EU, GSP Plus, and not protecting them from the Sinhala Buddhist communalists.

    Q7. Ask the Tamils about other Groups attacking them, under this Govt to Split them.

    A7. Again, to break the support of Tamils to Yaapalanaya.

    Mr. President Sirisena, don’t you see. Are you blind?

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      Divide, Distract and Rule the Sinhala masses with racism was the motto of Mahinda and Gota regime.

      Wijedasa Jarapassa so called Minister of Justice who is an INSULT to Sri Lanka and Justice is following their instruction and trying to distract people from their corruption and fraud at Avant Guard that is slowly being exposed using racism..

      Of course Ranil Sira Jarapalanay govt. that has appointed this racist and corrupt clown Minister of Justice are to blame for the current stalled Bribery and Corruption cases and Ranil must be held accountable for the Bond Scam!
      UNP and SLFP politicians, one and all are corrupt to the core and the only hope is that Anura Kumara from JVP would win next Presidential election.

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        ‘hope is that Anura Kumara from JVP would win next Presidential election’

        Careful what you wish for. Anura Kumar and the JVP are just gallery players. Only thing they can do is talk. Opportunists. Will be worse than MARA.

        As for Wijedasa Rajapakse, he is a disgrace. A snake under grass and corrupt to the core !

        Wijedasa’s children are close to MS’s children and his corrupt son-in-law Thilina Suranjith Wewelpanawa. So, don’t expect MS to raise a finger at Wijedasa. Same birds flock together.

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      Dear President,

      we feel that GOVT is in chaos.

      Why on the earth JUSTICE Minister held the kind of speech without getting the facts about the highly sensitive issues that way ?There the so called GODA PERAKADORUWA has behaved like a political teenager.

      Why dont you take the command in the like issues ?

      You are the boss here nobody else.Please lead us as promised by you in the campaign.

      We dont want Rajapakshe elements to raise their head making use of any kind of blunders being made by your cabinet ministers.

      Please act if not today when ?

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      Had this been a CIVILISED COUNTRY this minister’s Post as Minister of Justice would have been chopped and replaced by NOT A JO SUPPORTER AS THIS MAN BUT A SUPPORTER AND PROMOTOR OF OUR COUNTRY.
      THIS MINISTER SHOULD BE DEPOSED JUST AS HIS NAME SAKE DEPOSED FORMER LEADER.

      The President is leading the country to a No Return Anarchy just as the previous President.

      President!! see that you do the right thing now!
      You have made a grave mistake initially by appointing this snake supporter of the previous regime , your enemies.!!
      It was pointed out to you then , but you have ignored all the advises of the peace loving Srilankans.
      It’s not too late to SACK THE RACIST JUSTICE MINISTER.
      A NATIONAL DISGRACE.
      Your FRIENDSHIP LOYALTY comes VERY LAST WHEN YOU MAKE DECISION FOR THE COUNTRY YOU LOVE AND LEAD PRESIDENT.
      JUST DO IT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THE COUNTRY.

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        Correction
        The President is leading this country to No return of Anarchy, NOT just as the previous President who believed in Rule of Anarchism.

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          Correction. The President is leading the country to anarchy just as the previous President did.

          Agreed.

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      Mr. President Sirisena RE: Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.

      RE: Security Council Contradicts Defence Sec And Wijeyadasa: Denies 32 Sri Lankans Joined ISIS

      Exposing Wijedasa and MaRa Group, and the BBS Conspirators.

      Q. Are you in cahoots with the conspirators?

      Here is more support for the above assertion abut Wijedasa from the Vines…

      Bulath Vine, Vettila Vine and Grape Vine News

      14 affidavits against LeN and editor by pro Mara group associated with Wijedasa conspiracy

      In clear proof on which side tie coat turncoat minister of justice Wijedasa Rajapakse truly is , a pro Rajapakse stooge , Madura Vithanage , the former deputy mayor of Kotte ,acting on the statements made by Wijedasa last Friday in connection with Lanka e news and its editor , filed 14 affidavits in the supreme court on the 23 rd , against Lanka e news editor alleging that the latter committed contempt of court .

      Unsurprisingly , the lawyer representing this stooge is none other than the most notorious corrupt Hemantha Warnakulasooriya. There is an investigation being conducted by the FCID on a complaint against Hemantha based on charges of financial misappropriation relating to the ‘us for ourselves’ fund when he was the SL ambassador to Italy during the lawless corrupt Rajapakse reign.

      It is unfortunate these ‘great pretenders’ who were unconcerned then and even did not care two hoots when the courts were functioning as Mara’s Kangaroo courts and were being politicized on a scale unprecedented in SL’s history, are now agitated based on selfish and ulterior motives.

      Lawyer Hemantha who could not save accused Duminda Silva from the gallows in the brutal murder of Baratha Lakshman and three others , despite the clandestine deals he negotiated , and is now thoroughly dejected and depressed , after handing over the petitions said, if the judges do not give verdicts to suit the needs of the LeN editor , they are threatened , and nightmares are created for them .

      While saying that , Hemantha informed SC what the judges should do . He instructed them that the petition shall be heard , and Sandaruwan Senadheera be brought back to SL via an Interpol warrant , so that he can be produced before court .

      The government which had still not launched an investigation into the arson committed on Lanka e news during the nefarious decade of the Rajapakses, even after it has been in power for the last nearly two years , soon after the announcement of tie coat cutthroat justice minister the notorious double dealer , hastening to file a case against LeN through Hemantha Warnakulasuriya who was appointed by the government recently as a director of the SL Telecom Regulatory Commission, is most intriguing and rudely shocking.

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      Wi Ra wants to create trouble to get bloody Ma Ra on the throne.

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    Hon. Minister should withdraw the statement made in Parliament and due publicity should be given and the mainstream Sinhala newspapers should carry the statement. Statement of Ministers are taken seriously by the general public of Sri Lanka and even other countries. It is very much regrettable people of responsibilities are making statement which will tarnish the image of a community.

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      A W Abdulkany

      “It is very much regrettable people of responsibilities are making statement which will tarnish the image of a community.”

      It was their objective and goal, even if a lie.

      Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhists are known to lie, if it is to their advantage, relative to the other Paras, in the Land if Native Veddah Aethho.

      References:

      1. Mahawamsa, Deepawamsa and Katta Katha.

      2. Native Veddah Aethho have a 25,000 year old culture.
      The Veddas of Sri Lanka

      http://www.vedda.org/keerthisinghe.htm

      3. Mitochondrial DNA history of Sri Lankan ethnic people: their relations within the island and with the Indian subcontinental populations

      http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v59/n1/full/jhg2013112a.html

      4. The Vedda Tribe. Says the Sinhala and others ate Para-Sinhala and other Paras.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89NuukY32U

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      The name RAJAPAKSE is a curse to this nation. Whoever come by this has to be a scumbag of some sort.

      This country is also a cursed nation due to the evil mongers finding their way into holding power. They might show the signs of decent human beings but suddenly they make twist and become war mongers, hate speakers, and racists.

      Wijayadasa Rajaakse is a scumbag who was portraying a different face until he came out without his mask by spewing hatred towards the Muslims. The Law profession in Sri Lanka crated too many criminals who becomes top notch criminals and mass murderers when they step into politics.

      Everyone knows that Mahinda Rajapakse has no brain to do studies and become a lawyer. He is an expert thug and a thief. His examination in the law college was sat by Shripathi Sooriyarachchi. Like how Premadasa put his name to the books written by some other writers. There are too many fake individuals in the elite circles. They have the power to do just crimes unlimited.

      When will all these are going to be stopped????

      Why on earth a government that came to power with a big promise on GOOD Governance is slow on action being taken on criminals?

      Gnanasara is national threat. Why is he being let loose and allowed him make statements in public which the SL media which is Islamophobic and Zionist/Israel leaning been allowed to violate the laws by helping to propagate hate??????

      Sinhala Only has to be scrapped really fast. Even Chandrika woke up very late on this…..

      What’s going on?????

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      AW How could you call him Hon. Minister my friend .
      correction Gon.Minister.

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    Hettiarachchi is Gotas Mole put there to protect the Rajpakshes by creating all sorts of deceptions. Sirisena protects Hettiachchi and the Rajapakshes after hood winking the voter who elected him from day one. Wijedasa is also a mole who seems to be working on hidden agendas tied to protecting the scoundrels of the Rajapakshe regime.Put together these people are enemies of the state.

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    “Hon. Minister should withdraw the statement”

    He made this statement voluntarily and the burden of defending it lies with him. If he cannot defend his statement then he lied and misled parliament. So if he cannot defend his statement he should step down without bastardizing the office he holds.

    Considering the nature of the statement and the experience the country has gone through for the last forty years this is a serious issue and although its coming from a joker the office he holds is serious. Therefore if he cannot defend his statement the President should ask for his resignation.

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    What respect people had for Wijedasa Rajapakse 5 years ago and where is this man today.

    Down to the gutters.

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    Dealdasa at his best waxing eloquently regarding ISIS threat. The threat is actually from the former regime and dealdasa is hand in glove to protect the old fraudsters and murderers.

    Sort out Avant Garde issue first then think of other threats.

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    It is a pity that with all the boastful announcements about their decades of political experience, our two Leaders have still not identified who is who in the Cabinet, nay in the Government itself.Have they ever reminded them of their duties and their commitments to the people. What did our two leaders promise the nation
    during their Election campaign?.The people who voted for them at the two Elections
    remember them very well.The greater majority of people are aware of the conduct of
    some high ranking officers appointed to important and strategic positions.As they say they sleep with the hare and hunt with the Hounds,It is an apt quotation in the present context.There is sufficient provision in the Establishment Code to bring them to book, but the irony is that, we hear every now and then appointments are given to past Officers with questionable conduct under the previous regime. The conduct of Government gives credence to some specific allegations made by the civil society.At this rate things can get worse before they can get better.

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    President Sirisena,
    If you are an impartial leader how could you keep such a man as minister of justice when he makes such a biased and misleading statement harmful to communal harmony about one community that too in Parliament. This man should be sacked from his position immediately if you want to have any credibility as a leader.
    Same goes for Ranil Wickremasinghe , the Prime minister.

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      Ranjan, you said it – “This man should be sacked from his position immediately if you want to have any credibility as a leader”!

      Obviously the “credibility” factor is conspicuous by its absence. And what’s more, it’s getting rarer and rarer as time goes by!

      And to think we hoped for a change from the last bunch of creeps!!

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    Dealdasa AKA Wijeyadasa rajapaksa was [Edited out] from his Press Council days under CBK.He was not straight in the COPE too though he shouted much.He was not happy being the minister in-charge of Bank matters under Rajapaksa as he could not engage in deals with any Bankers at that time. How on earth could a Minister of Justice of an honorable government, if it is, say that he will not allow a swindler like Gotabhaya, a thug, will not be allowed to be taken into custody, if he did not have any deal with the Rajapaksas of Medamulana. It is quite evident now, how he had been so pally with a man in the army, for that matter just a Major Senadipathi for that matter, who have had no connection with his profession or even in politically. It was evident that Wijayadasa, a renowned culprit, whose name appears in the birth certificate as Wijedasa, to call himself as Wijayadasa because [Edited out]

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    This Minister made a public announcement a few days back that LankaENews editor would be arrested on an “International Warrant” even using the terrorism laws. Yesterday, Gampaha Magistrate issued that particular warrant and instructed the Immigration to arrest him if he arrives in Sri Lanka. What do you think of this? Is it a “coincidence” or a”directive”?

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      Douglas, are you surprised?
      The Lanka enews is constantly exposing the putrid quality of our legal profession, Judges included, and the corrupt Minister of Justice is their God father. Of course they are concerned of all the exposures that are appearing daily on the internet and worried as to who is leaking all this material.
      In this climate are you surprised that Gampaha magistrate more than willingly issued the warrant at the behest of fellow Lawyer and erstwhile president of the BASL, Dealdasa?

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    ISIS wants to establish a state because they understand from the Sri Lankan experience that if you commit terrorism via state you could get away with it.

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    How can the this Security Council get these vital info , when the most important security guard of the nation, the Military Intelligence Officer was sacked by the Yahapalana President himself?..?.

    And Yahapalana PM’s CID has kept the whole Military Intelligence Unit under lock and key in Welikada?.

    I believe UNP Wije, although I am a Yahapalana sceptic..

    JVP Prince had no come back after Wije made the revelation about his financial dealings with UNP Mallika.

    And haven’t heard from the Rtd Field Marshall either about finances..

    As for Rajitha, he would have been on the Dole, if not for the Muslim money and Voters in Beruwala who hoisted him in to Kotte to give Yahapalanaya to Colombo Elite, Anglicans and the Intelligentsia..

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    Nr. President & The Security Council: You have now to meet in emergency session and evaluate the “Court Order” given by the Gampaha Magistrate, in issuing an “International Arrest Warrant” on LankaENews editor and directing that a case be filed in High Court against him. Already the “Hindu” paper has reported this court order and the Legal Community spread world over has begun a “Dialogue” on the “relevancy”; “Procedural” and the “Legality” of this Court Order. You know what happened when the ex Chief Justice, Ms Shirani Bandaranayake was impeached by the previous regime. These are highly “Explosive” matters that would go into the forums of International Community and it is urgent for the Government to asses and weigh the consequences that would follow these type of court orders. We are aware how hard it was for the Attorney General had to work to comply with in securing that “International Arrest Warrant” against the ex High Commissioner to Ukrain, Mr. Weeratunga. Mr. President, are you allowing the “Regained” International and Public Confidence to erode and take back the country to the era before 8th January 2014? It was a few days back a District Court Judge visited a prisoner on “Death Row” during blacked out hours of visitations violating all laid out procedures and became a “Hotly Discussed” topic among the Legal Community, both locally and Internationally. Now, the individual Judge has been sent on compulsory leave, pending further inquiry. In another instance, a High Court decided to release without remanding an accused charged under Public Property Act, even without giving an opportunity to AG to file objections. Now, the AG has filed his objections and challenged this court decision. Mr. President: How do you asses this situation as far as the Judiciary is concerned? Are you simply going to observe silence and tell us and the world; “We are not interfering with the Judiciary and its “Independence” is assured”. Please do not turn a deaf ear to this situation; if you do, it will be too late to correct the course. Please remember what MR said after his defeat: “I trusted some of the rogues who were in my camp and too close to me”. You too have such “ROUGES” and “DRIFTERS” in your camp and they are very close to you. Please do not repeat what MR said.

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      Douglas

      “These are highly “Explosive” matters that would go into the forums of International Community and it is urgent for the Government to asses and weigh the consequences that would follow these type of court orders.”

      Then complain about the interference or infringement of National “Sovereignty” of this land.

      As I wrote before if the state does not treat its people well then there are strangers out there who are ever ready to grope the people of this island and the country.

      Lankenews is one of the rare media fearlessly exposes the double standards, human rights violations, corruptions, ….. etc.

      During MR’s reign of terror, Lankaenews was accused of being UNP’s mouth piece by crooks, cronies and their unrepentant supporters.

      What do they have to say now?

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    Wijedasa is not fit for his position. He should be removed from being the justice minister. I have not seen him make any progress apart from throwing a multi million dollar wedding for his son termed the wedding of the year, which ended up with the wife leaving later. He is trying to create tension between Muslim’s and Buddhists, this is not the job of a justice minister.
    Show me what you have done to improve the justice system in this country.
    You a thief and a con-artist.

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    32 SL Muslims joining ISIS? It is clear that Wijedasa Rajapakse is LYING through ALL his 32 teeth – 1 Muslim per tooth!

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    Dear President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. It took the Judiciary almost 1 year and 9 months to issue an arrest warrant on Udayanga weeratunga through the Interpol. It took only 3 days to issue an Interpol arrest warrant on lankaenews owner sandaruwan through the Gampaha Magistrate.

    What the hell is happening! Dear President and Prime Minister THERE ARE TWO SETS OF RULES for the ordinary folks and Mega fraudsters. Dealdasa should be taken to task immediately the masses are getting fed up!!

    Dont you think the red light is blinking WAKE UP! WAKE UP!

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      Who is this Gampaha Magistrate?
      Is he a stooge from the Last Renegade government ? Is he well educated enough to pass an arrest warrant to a news website editor just because he’s exposing the corrupt murderous past Regime? If these claims were true EXPOSE IS THE WORD. BURYING THE STORY LIKE SOME OF THE DAILYs WHO DO NOT TOUCH SENSITIVE NEWS IN FEAR OR IN SUPPORT OF THE CROOKS AND THE MURDERERS.
      Has this Magistrate been forced to do by force/ threats/ or Bribe.
      The Justice minister is doing what is good for his own clan which is against the GG ethos.
      Soon we may see the whitevans to silence the Truths.
      It’s happening already by this Minister.

      President should interfear soon to put these right. President your loyalty is not with your friends and families only to the promises you made to the people of SL in 2015.

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    Vijeydasa Rajapakse is also Minister in charge of Buddha Sasana. As the head of the monastic community, he blurts out a falsified statement in Parliament regarding number of ISIS recruits from SL, just to appease them and to muddy the waters. His intent was to clearly give legitimacy to BBS’s call to arms against Muslims, whilst providing immunity to them as members under his Ministry. He was definitely not wearing the hat of Justice Minister when he made those comments. Therefore we can now deduce that he is also a hardline supporter of Gnanasara antics. More akin to birds of a feather. The only difference may be in their dress appearance. One wrapped in a saffron cloth while the other dressed up in suit and tie. So much for unity in the country.

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    Wijedasa Rajapakshe is a person with one leg on Ranil’s boat and the other on Mahinda Rajapakse’s boat. He is not a honest politician. This guy is like a monkey jumping from one party to another for his own benefit and then keeps protecting Rajapakse clan. He has to be removed from this ministry immediately by the President and PM if Yahapalanaya to prevail.

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    Ranil is a cunning fox like his Uncle JR. So dont forget that Ranil may be playing these games, through various proxies. After all these are all VOTE GAMES.- “PINCH THE BABY AND ALSO ROCK THE CRADLE “

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    A bunch of rogues, fraudsters, liars and racists are running this country. Wijedasa Rajapaksa is a shining example of this ilk. What a disgrace and what a calamity for a country who’s majority are Buddhists.

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    When ever the President and the PM carry flowers on their heads at various temples
    Lord Buddha must be turning in his grave. Any way may the triple gem bless you and
    and your political tribe.

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