24 August, 2019

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Shafi Saga: Complaint Lodged Before JSC Against Dubious Conduct Of Kurunegala Magistrate

Sri Lanka Young Journalists’ Association has lodged a complaint with the Judicial Services Commission requesting a probe into the dubious conduct of Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam in the case heard against Dr. Shafi Seigu Shihabdeen.

Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam’s dubious intentions came to light when it was revealed his wife Hiroshinie Hewawasam, is an employee of the Kurunegala hospital, working under racist hospital Director Dr. A M S Weerabandara, when the Magistrate dismissed the State’s withdrawal of the three-month detention order against Dr. Shafi and further remanded the Doctor last week.

Dr Shafi Siyabdeen

Ideally, the Magistrate should have stepped down instead of presiding over the case against Dr. Shafi but he chose to take the case up despite glaring conflicts of interest and now it is said that he even manipulated evidence that painted his pal – Dr. A M S Weerabandara in an unflattering light.

Soon after the Kurunegala Magistrate further remanded Dr. Shafi – despite the CID B report clearing him of any wrongdoing – details emerged of the Magistrate manipulating evidence presented before the Court last week in order to paint Dr. Shafi in a guilty light while ensuring his partner-in-crime Hospital Director Weerabandara escaped any criticism.

In the interconnected web involving racist hospital authorities, racist area Police including the Kurunegala DIG Kithsiri Bandara with free access to media spun the web of lies to trap Dr. Shafi. Now it appears the parties invested have taken every measure possible to ensure their tracks are covered, but to no avail.

The Police had received some 615 complaints regarding ‘sterilizations’ by Dr. Shafi and almost 468 had been lodged following the hysteria on sterilizations. Eventually the number of investigatable complaints had dropped to 11 and further probing had revealed only three of them could have been effectively investigated.

The nine other claims were fabrications of the Hospital Director Weerabandara to which includes falsified hospital records, concerns lodged as complaints and adding tubal ligations that were consented to, as those performed without consent.

This complaint against the Magistrate comes against the backdrop of another investigation launched by the Special Crimes Unit of the Police, to verify the ‘sterilization’ allegations made against Dr. Shafi as per the instructions of the Acting IGP.

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  • 29
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    Dubious intentions came to light.

    How many other people on this state, Conduct Of Kurunegala Magistrate acted under “Prevention of Terrorism Act”

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      CT,

      Now what’s next for the scheming racist Para-Sinhala Magistrate, Hospital Director and the DIG?

      What actions can be taken by

      1. The doctor
      2. The public, and
      3.Law enforcement?

    • 2
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      It appears that due to spineless corrupt power hungry politicians on both sides, who are dependent on money and votes of Islamic extremists, all patriotic Sinhalese will be found guilty and all racist terrorist Muslims will be exonerated. Unfortunately common Sinhalese and Buddhist priests are not willing to accept this and will fight till the last. Muslim politicians supported when innocent Tamils were arrested under prevention of terrorism act, but when that act descends on their people they are crying foul.

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      Rbh,

      http://www.dailymirror.lk/breaking_news/Shafi%E2%80%99s-wife–Young-Journalists-Association-complain-to-JSC/108-171347

      What we see is a situation where the law and order and the judiciary has broken down, and there is no confidence in the system. The land is getting closer to anarchy, courtesy of the Paras, who are racist Paras believing in unproven beliefs and ideologies.

      In the meantime, the President and the Primi minister who have their own agenda, are allowing this situation to fester, a situation created by the opposition leader.

      Insiders the Sinhala are Paras, and they all should get back to their Homeland India.

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        Amarasiri

        How can the future generations come out of these what are they teaching to them they will be trapped from out side force.

    • 1
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      CT please reveal us, since yesterday we dont see any news items coming in.
      :
      I think as had been the case in the high days BP Rajaakshes, now under SIRISENA you have been targeted by them right ?
      :
      Please reveal us the UPDATE about YOUR situation:
      Thank you

  • 20
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    The magistrate should have directed the police to investigate a charge of perverting the course of justice and advised the police to seek guidance from the AG department

  • 47
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    This is evidently a Racially motivated vendetta against an innocent person.Those who have the duty to uphold the law are themselves responsible for this dastardly act.

  • 43
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    Bravo, the kind of magistrates should be closed down, if they cant serve the people equally in this country.
    These men gave it a publicity as if the case filed was focusing on the issue that we were compelled to read in lanken tabloids. It was all about the SINGLE wondermaking homo sapien to have touched the palopian tube of over 8000 women that entered to the wards in order to face cesaerian OPs. if the myth fabricated by Ballige putha Rajapashe led group to be the truth, this world would be ended up in an overnight.
    The kind of blant lies, just becasue their heads are filled with ANTI minority thinking almost reechoed the nation, who are predominantly controlled by TWO PVT TV channels (Kudu Hiru TV and Thakkadi Derana TV). Both TV channels have much in common, the guy who is one of the close asskissers of Rajakashes are rumoued to have taken over 50 millions of black money to bring DERANA TV that cocky to lanken people.
    Ther eis no law and order in this country, so nothing can be traced.
    If Mr Nagananda Kodithuwakku or the like would come to power only we can destroy these men for the good of the people.
    Let s hope a real change so that PEOPLE can tangibly feel, we have made it:

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      For sometime now our cussed people have been trying to spin something against muslims accusing them of sabotaging our fertility, amongst other things.
      First it was that muslims are giving away sweets in the vicinity of girls schools to cause barronness.
      When that didn’t catch on so much they said drugs were added to food in restaurants. That was also busted after investigations.
      Now latest sensation is Dr. Shafi and his sterilization thingy. Now that also has been thrashed by the CID.
      But against all logic we still want to believe what we want to believe and punish him to satisfy our sadistic minds.
      They say you give the dog a bad name first if you want if you want to hang him.
      I just wonder how much longer we can continue to behave like savages. Everything we do will bounce back and catch up with us.
      The sad thing is that when some muslims were actually planning evil against us, we were the last to acknowledge that, till the bombs went off we refused to even consider the possibility in spite of all the accusations. How much more stupid can we get?

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        Gemini,

        I respect your thoughts and minds very often. Lankens would not have the chance to get accessed to the truths. Media + Rajapakshes mafia stand on their way. Dont you think so. If Rajaakshes are able to handle any HEARSAYS becoming headline capturing news of the country, when would lankens prevent from being PERMENNT stupid. So long they stay in that mode only, ABUSIVE Rajakshes could reap the harvest. Just talk to 100 and get your facts right. Most of them I bet you are like GRASS EATING rudents.
        :
        I will be travelling to Lanka next week. May be I can get lot more about the ground situation in my rotten island.

  • 35
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    We the majority sinhalayas should build up a movement radically against extremism on minority srilankens in this country.
    I wonder why JVP or the like parties would not seem to take the lead of the kind of movement.
    We should make a plea that we are all the same, flowing the same blood be us SINHALAYAS; TAMILs, Muslims or Burghers.
    I think if anyone would build up a party of that nature, I will support them from Europe on. That should be the clear message of the DAY if we the nation should rise as one nation.
    No sort of wrong interpretation about fedalism and devolution of power be sent out by any kind of media.
    If Germany, Switzerland and many other northern countries could succeed any kind of power devolutions, why cant we the folks whose LITERATY rate is read tobe the highest in poverty stricking.. SOUTH asian countries.
    Indians have never expeirenced a kind of coalition govt. Once I heard about Indian Political news where they compare lanken situation with that of Europe. They themselves reiterated, that Indians would never be able to reach the levels. Meaning we started GOOD GOVENANCE nicely, but for some reasons, SIRISENA and his inability abused our VOTEs.
    He doe snot have balls to come and make a statement that he was the man to be compared with a square peg in a wrong hole. No body else.

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      You are right. This dangerous racist environment in the country could only be changed by mobilizing the rational thinking majority as a movement, before the mania ruins our country to zero.

    • 3
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      Babanpunchi, for Sri Lanka to prosper, Monks should be confined to temples. Monks are playing politics with people’s lives and they are now encouraging violence.

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        I have the feeling it is the TESTESTERONE that makes them so wild.
        :
        All BPs hidden behind the SIVURU wrapping should be able to get married and live a normal life. These men are so frustrated. Just imagine how those BP pseudo monks behave today ? Are there any difference between them and the buddhist laity. I would say, I am 1000000000000000000 times more SEELAWANTHA than even ASgiri chapter so called respectable monks.
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        I think THAILAND has got it controlled, by allowing those hidden behind SIVURU be also allowed to get married and continue their PINGUTHARA life style ( I mean living on the costs of others).
        :
        Lanken SAMANERA become monks by being misled by their own parents. Parents are so stupid to believe, fi they would offere their lovely ones get molseted by LOKU hamuduruwo at temples, they would go to nirwarana for sure. The statement ” if a child would have been offered to SANGAHOOD, you would get more to THE PATH of nirwana.. should be a myth.
        Buddha s teachings have been reformed for their good and live their life styles.
        :
        To me, if GHANASARA or the like would have been LOKCED up until they are appropriate to HUMAN association, could make me REAL happier.

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    To put this events in order to make sense. Sitting MP of Kurunegala , none other than MR got his proxies, BBS, racist bigots, monks together in organizing riots against Muslims. They also framed Shafi and accused him of him illegal sterilization which is a very sensitive issue for the paranoid Sinhala Buddhist. The target was identified by another doctor a Sinhalese Pediatrician who was professionally jealous of Shafi.. Her husband is a high ranking officer in police. Once Shafi was targeted Dr. Weerabandara got the staff and patients in filing cases and forging documents. In this web of lies the judge and police joined to create mass hysteria. Now that CID has found out it was all fake , these shit heads are trying to cover up their lies. This is pretty much the same as in Thaj case where the police, forensics, doctors, judge, AG Dept all were in nexus, in covering up the murder.A innocent doctor and his family are used as sacrificial lambs for self serving politics. They have destroyed the lives of many in past where the victims were not so fortunate as Shafi. Then people like Sarath, Mohan, SC judges,police and CID were in connivence with Rajapaksas. This is what is boasted as “low and odor”. Immoral to the core.

  • 1
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    Thank you so much “Sri Lanka Young Journalists’ Association” for your stance for justice.

    People of Sri Lanka should be shamed of the conduct of the people of high position. How could this Magistrate be a role model for our younger generation. If the magistrate is so biased he should not be allowed to sit as a judge any more.

  • 0
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    The main day-to-day activities of Lankan government employees are concerned with their own survival.
    We have some examples here:
    The Director of Kurunagala Teaching Hospital Dr A M S Weerabandara is on the defence instead of scrutinising the hospital records.
    Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam in the case heard against Dr. Shafi Seigu Shihabdeen need only consider whether or not Dr Shafi on bail is a public threat.
    The conflict of interest quoted by CT is a red-herring.
    .
    Hovering in the background, after a putsch, is Gnanasara Thera, founder/Leader of the sect BBS-Buddhism. His onetime patrons are crawling for HIS patronage.
    Dr AMS Weerabandara does not want to annoy HIM.
    Sampath Hewawasam knows that HE was in prison for violent crimes. Dr Shafi must be portrayed as worse.
    .
    Sri Lanka Young Journalists’ Association must lodge a complaint with the Judicial Services Commission requesting a probe into the dubious conduct of Gnanasara.

  • 0
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    NGO’s behind SHAFI means it is definitely a big scandle. European Union also is standing by it’s demand.
    They think Sri lanka is a barbaric country as they are. At his juncture, The only option that Sri lanka has is Death Penalty for Drug Dealers. GOvt should set up a precedence for drug dealrs which looks like a venture involving even very powerful organizations. . IF you ruin the country with drugs, death is the fate.

  • 0
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    Captain of Impunity, Ranil, will excuse everybody. That is his Buddhism- Manipaum Marapaum! (Excuse and forget). End of last year in Kilinochchi he said Tamils will have to forget about all war crimes. This year he said the solution can wait for another three years. He could not find one single fault on Rishard. So he has already cleared Rishard before the end of investigation. No fear for the safety of DIG, hospital director or their spouses. He called and asked NYT to give proof leaked CID documents for him to investigate China’s bribery……………..
    For full four years, he was working against West. He fired Mangala from FAM blaming he signed the UNHRC resolution 30/1. He played lot of racketeering and sold Hangbangtota to China to buy Veto vote. He went to New York and had fight with UNSG about Darusman report (He named it as so to ridicule the legitimacy of the report.) For all these Ranil was brought to power by West under their regime change program. But Ranil went to Temple Tree House on Jan, 9th 2015 and promised to Old King to protect him from any UN, UNHRC or Western action against his war crimes. Ranil went Oxford and grabbed an opportunity to blast last two centuries’ Britain’s eager to rule countries. Thus he alienated him from West for the last few years.

    Now this winter election is coming back. Yes, the Winter is coming. His butterfly life is over. Ranil did all known juggleries to isolate the West. He went under the feet of Old King and New King in order to keep, by all means, the West out and run an EP election right in opposite to West. He even went to Singapore to negotiate with Old Brother Prince. But West, especially America has not backed off. Mohamed refused to come to Mountain. Sir Mountain Ranil has decided to go to West. Unless he sign SOFA & reconcile with US, whoever coming as next EP will do it.

  • 5
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    Hospital Director, DIG, and the Magistrate are the real victimisers of the women who have been enticed to make false complaints. These three for sure didn’t originate from human Fallopian tubes.

  • 0
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    This is a local but good example for the reality that everything human do will never be exempt from biases of the people involved. This is a well established generality even in cut & dry science.
    In this particular case of Dr Shafi, it is very clear from the very beginning that the case had no legal basis & was brought in by a group of people who had common social bonds varying from racism and party politics to socializing together. Achieving objectivity in human affairs has to be considered as a strenuous process; not as given.

  • 0
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    Babanpunchi. You are right. This dangerous racist environment in the country could only be changed by mobilizing the rational thinking majority as a movement, before the mania ruins our country to zero.

  • 1
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    What is clear from this case is that the “Sinhalayo are presumed innocent until proved guilty” whereas the “Minorities are presumed guilty until proved innocent.”

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      CORRECTION:
      “Minorities are presumed guilty even after being proved innocent.”

  • 1
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    Isn’t falsifying evidence a criminal offence? I wonder if the GMOA would come to the rescue of the Medical Director.
    The Medical College & the Law College should first of all teach the importance of ethics & the integrity expected from those in the profession. If this is the justice system in SL, I dread to think of how many poor people that have suffered under miscarriage of justice. It’s time the Bar Association & the Medical Council took action on yobs who bring disrepute to their profession.

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    The main day-to-day activities of past and present GoSL employees is/are self-preservation.
    Is Dr Shafi Seigu Shihabdeen of Kurunagala Teaching Hospital, on remand and re-remanded, a public threat if bailed?
    He was never in ‘extremist’. His wealth is a pittance compared to MPs.
    But Dr Shafi is on the wrong side of the language religion-divide.
    .
    Gnanasara Thera, founder/Leader of the sect BBS_Buddhism has outmanoeuvred all.
    HIS former patrons are crawling to catch HIS eyes.
    Dr A M S Weerabandara Director of the Hospital is being cautious.
    Kurunagala Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam is scared of……
    .
    Sri Lanka Young Journalists’ Association must lodge a complaint with the Judicial Services Commission requesting a probe into the dubious conduct of HIM
    Then run like hell.

  • 0
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    The Undiscussed thatrics here is Rishad Bathiuddin and Hisbullah are as innocent as saints. The gang of muslims politicians screwed up Muslims in Srilanka big time. Arab Countries predominantly Saudi Arabia and Qatar Shiekhs gave loads of money to Islamism Srilanka, Myanmar and Thailand. Handlers of those arab sheikhs who want to spread Islam (That is what their religion says) on the other hand used some of those to teach a lesson to Chinkalams. Sri lankan Tourist industry, as in many other countries which have destroyed tourism because of Islamic extremists, is destroyed but Muslims say avoiding their businesses is wrong. Simply, NGOs says people can not show their anger by any means.
    Some how many corrupt Muslim politicians are caught in the TRAP hey themselves made. More to come.
    What will happen to the billions in those accounts. How will it disappear.

  • 2
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    Hi friend, how about the gutter and cesspit news paper Divaina belong to the Island news paper group which first broke this fake news. They along with their editors and journalists who are responsible for this should be servilely punished for creating so much commotions in the country.

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    Hi friend, how about the gutter and cesspit racist news paper Divaina belong to the Island news paper group which first broke this fake news. They along with their editors and journalists who are responsible for this should be servilely punished for creating so much commotions in the country.

  • 0
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    The magistrate should have obtained advice from a doctor, at least the JMO of Kurunegala regarding surgery required for sterilisation, during a caesarian section, and/or for sterilisation only.
    He could have also interrogated a few of the women making allegations.
    It appears that he has been ‘carried away’ by the general hysteria generated by ill informed & racially motivated laymen.

  • 5
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    It is simply mind boggling to see so many Top Government Officials being involved to Frame one Innocent man. How much Public money is being NEEDLESSLY WASTED by these Top Officials – Director of Kurunegala Hospital, DIG Kurunegala, Magistrate Kurunegala, besides so many other junior officers aiding and abetting them?

    And that poor, innocent Doctor has been undergoing indescribable torture in prison for 2 months while his wife and young children must be going through real Hell on earth.

    Are these so-called high officials bereft of any Human feeling? Shame on these Heartless Criminals occupying high Government Office.

    And what is the GMOA doing? Is Dr. Shafie not a member of the GMOA?

    Can such Unimaginably Ridiculous things happen in any other Democratic country in the world? Disgusting. Simply Disgusting.

  • 4
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    Rampant corruption in the whole system of justice, from the apprehension of suspects process, to the trial, to the prisons. Everyone recognizes the culture and sees it as involving perpetrators from all levels of administration, starting from the lowest levels of law enforcement officials, to the highest ranks of government bodies, a stratification reflected in the name “Judicial Mafia.” Criminality in politics is an “anathema” to the sacredness of democracy (a form of government that depends largely on both the trust and the participation of its constituents) which in practice is required to be handled with extreme care and circumspection. Corruption erodes the fundamental tenets of the rule of law, and it is a shame and at its worst when it is its protectors and guardians who are its chief violators. A lawless state.

  • 2
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    This is the reason for this island still to be a under developed nation despite higher level of education. Every institution has become institutionalised racist whether it is justice or even parliament. This country is now worse than Myanmar (Burma). As the video released by Ranjan, majority of the monks have two lives (day & night). Politicians have two lives. Independence was the disaster for this island

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    Thank you, Young Journalists’ Association, for taking this action. It’s time poor Dr Shahibdeen had a few more active supporters.
    But there seem to be moves afoot to throw out the CID’s exonerating findings & hand the matter over to another police body for re-investigation. I only hope I have misunderstood the report in the Daily Mirror this evening. Otherwise, it looks as tho the forces that are behind these accusations will not rest until Shafi is behind bars for a good long time or — with even monks howling for his blood, and a Head of State who’s casting his net wider and wider — at the end of a rope.
    I wish there was something we could do to help this man

  • 3
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    Shame on Divaina journalist to publish without proof against Shafi. Shafi saga is just like ACSA saga. Shame on Sunday Times political columnist and Derana Buhubamba. Until CID gave evidence, we thought Shafi sterilized Sinhala mothers. Until last Sunday Observer published the real documents with proof, we believed US boots will be on our soil. We believed the 83 page agreement. Don’t these journalists have a conscience? Have they completely sold their soul to the devil? They are playing with people’s lives, specially innocent children. Imagine what’s going on in Shafi’s girls.
    For sure one way or the other whichever the religion or God they believe in they will have to pay for these wrongful deeds, at least at the deathbed.

  • 2
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    Correction. Not Derana Buhubamba. It was Sirasa Pathikada Buhubamba.
    Sorry.

  • 0
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    Everyone was happy when the Fort Court Magistrate cut loose the Defense Sec and the UNP Police Chief whom the AG said have cases to answer , for the loss 300 Catholic Lives and 500 badly injured by the Muslim Terrorists.
    It was all Cool, And no one complained..

    Kurunagala magistrate is a Villain because he wouldn’t let Dr Shafi out, although there are thousands of Sinhala women who have complained about problems with their Fallopian tubes .after Dr Sahfi operated them.

    I know Dr Ranil’ picked Accounting and Finanace experts when he formed his F******* CID.
    Wonder whether he has recruited , Obstetricians and Gynos for his other CID for them to give this all clear to Dr Shafi without even opening up one poor woman to see whether the Tubes are in good nick….

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    I really don’t understand why people in Sri Lanka don’t protests the media stations like Hiru, Derana & Sirasa for their misbehavior and carrying lies to gain their political mileage. All knows, Hiru wants Duminda out of prison, Derana wants Gotabaya to carry out their misdeeds during the decade of Rajapakshas. Sirasa wants their men in Parliament from the National List and until today, whoever they back they are loosing elections. May be the govt should appoint Mervin Silva as the media minister. Only he knows how to take care of them.

  • 2
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    Once you come out of remand, sue every person responsible for your pain and suffering including Government, Judges, media, and Gnanasara. I am sure all the decent Sri Lankans will foot your lawyers bill.
    You have suffered enough. Mangala Samaweera has shown you the way.

    • 0
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      Good idea, Goraka, how can we start a collection to support his taking legal action?

  • 0
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    Those who are making false accusations, spreading fear and hatred, and picking on good people, for political or racist reasons, are equally evil as the terrorists. Just like the terrorists, they have hijacked their religion, but pretending they are champions of their religion. Meanwhile they are causing harm to innocent people, and destroying this country by trying top set on against the other. Many politicians do and say nothing, because they have their own devious agendas too, and to have a divided country, suits them fine. Scoundrels.

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