7 December, 2021

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Shafi Saga: Kurunegala Hospital Director Dr. Weera Bandara Misleads Court, Tantamount To Contempt

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed the Kurunegala Magistrate that since the lengthy submission made by the Director of the Kurunegala teaching hospital Dr A. M. S. Weera Bandara stating sever complications can result by performing HSG test on women, 7 women have undergone the said test with his knowledge at the Kurunegala Hospital.

Revelations on the said double standards and many other irregularities that severely questioned the bona fides of the Director as well as the Deputy Director of the Hospital Dr. K. M. C. Kendagamuwa were made today (August 9) when the case relating to Dr. Seigu Shihabdeen Shafi was taken up.

Dr. Shafi

Soon after arresting Dr. Shafi and conducting investigations into allegations that he had intentionally sterilised female patients that were operated by him CID informed that SHG tests should be conducted to elicit scientific evidence as to whether the reproductive system has not been tampered with, of the females who have complained of not being able to conceive.

The Director, who is not a party in this case was allowed to make lengthy submissions as to why women should not undergo the HSG test went on to explain that it will result in complications such as cancer in the reproductive system and even death at times and stressed to court that woman should not be allowed to undergo the said test. These submissions that were made in open court were missing in the case proceedings when CID later obtained a copy of the proceedings.

Director CID SSP Shani Abeysekara testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee to look into the Easter Sunday attacks said that Dr Weera Bandara had no authority to make submissions in court as he is not a party to the case.

HSG, known as Hysterosalpingogram; A hysterosalpingogram imaging test that is used to examine the cavity of the uterus and Fallopian tubes. In a hysterosalpingogram, dye (called contrast material) is injected through a tube inserted through the vaginal into the uterus.

The B report filed by the CID includes statements obtained by the hospital radiologists and gynaecologists. In the statement given by Dr Peshala Rangajeewa Dangalla, Obstetrician and Gynecologist of the Kurunegala General Hospital states that the director Weera Banara has asked him in writing on April 24, to continuously hold the subfertility clinic that was intermittently held owing to his busy schedule.

In his statement to the CID Dr. Dangalle has further stated that Deputy Director of the hospital has made a list of mothers who have claimed to be infertile after undergoing caesarian operations by Dr. Shafi and had handed over the 4 pages long list to him and instructed him to select the mothers from that list to attend the subfertility clinic.

Fourteen mothers were called for the clinic on 3 June out of which 7 mothers had been selected to undergo the HSG test, under the observation of the Deputy Director Dr. Kendagamuwa.

The doctor’s duplicitous attempts to hold these tests while a court order was given halting conducting the said tests can amount to contempt legal experts say.

The CID, therefore, sought a court order from the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court directing the Director of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital to release the four pages long name list that was chosen for the subfertility clinic by the Deputy Director and the original document is given by him containing the fourteen names selected for the tests and any relevant bed head tickets of the patients underwent the SHG and their reports.

The case will be called up again on 12 December.

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    As I read, most who are interested in this case, Do not like CID. Because, soon after, the next day morning, when Zaharan blew up, Australian Intelligence and FBI were on the CID door step to help and they have not left yet. so, every one is inquisitive what CID is up to and says something.

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      It is not a matter of liking or disliking the CID.
      One should look at the merits of the case presented, even by a criminal.

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        Terrence Rodrigo, Soma, Ranjith(SPRRW), K.A. Sumanasekera, and other prejudiced & the twisted minds:

        Racism is just a form of stupidity. Every time before reading Dr. Shafi’s case related, first replace the text Dr. Shafi with Dr. Seneviratne or to any Sinhalese name of your choice, and see if you still feel CID is wrong – Shame on you!

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      The Kurunegala Magistrate .,
      RE: Shafi Saga,

      Part 1.

      ..”that since the lengthy submission made by the Director of the Kurunegala teaching hospital Dr A. M. S. Weera Bandara stating severe complications can result by performing SHG test on women, 7 women have undergone the said test with his knowledge at the Kurunegala Hospital.”

      What is the TRUTH? What JUSTICE?

      The TESTS MUST be done with CONTROLS, using the SCIENTIFIC METHOD.

      TEST SUBJECTS: All the women who complained that Dr Shafi, sterilized them after the cesarean operation.

      CONTROL 1: Women of similar demographics and ethnicity, who did NOT undergo the caesarian operation from the same area.

      CONTROL 2: Women of similar demographics and ethnicity, who DID undergo the caesarian operation from the same area from a SINHALA Doctor.

      How did 2 women who complained become pregnant?

      What we have is a CONSPIRACY. It is your DUTY to take to task those conspirators, charge them the conspiracy, misleading the courts and the country. Not solving will lead to severe repercussions, and anarchy. There should be no sacred cows here.
      From the Grapevines, Bulathvines, it is very material to the above question, and the Sinhala is given in Part 2.

      Translation:

      “To mislead these women, it was under Wimal Weerawansa’s instructions by Kurunegala Mayor Thisara Witharana, and the expenses for the project was by Johnston Fernando, and it is no secret. To misled these undedicated women, Professor Channa Jayasumsana made statements that made powerful and forceful impressions on the women. Also, Aturaliya Ratna Thero, by agitating the Buddhist people tried to create an anti-Muslim agitation, have used this raw lying incident .”

      Question: What is the punishment for the conspiracy by Wimal Weerawansa, Thisara Witharana, Professor Channa Jayasumsana and , Aturaliya Ratna Thero. Isn’t this a criminal act?

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      The Kurunegala Magistrate .,

      RE: Shafi Saga,

      Part 2 Continued,

      Dr A. M. S. Weera Bandara , a liar and co-conspirator as well?

      What is the TRUTH? What is JUSTICE?

      How did 2 women who complained become pregnant?

      What we have is a CONSPIRACY. It is your DUTY to take to task those conspirators, charge them the conspiracy, misleading the courts and the country.

      Not solving will lead to severe repercussions, and anarchy. There should be no sacred cows here. Others, Wimal Weerawansa, Kurunegala Mayor Thisara Witharana, Johnston Fernando, Professor Channa Jayasumsana, Aturaliya Ratna Thero and others.

      Colombo Telegraph: Please let the Sinhala narrative given below from the Grape vines, Bulath vines, stand as it is very material to the above question and false charges and the news item.

      “මෙම කාන්තාවන් නොමග යැවීමට කටයුතු කර ඇත්තේ විමල් වීරවංසගේ උපදෙස් මත කුරුණෑගල නගරාධිපති තුෂාර විතාරණ විසින් බවත් ඒ සදහා මුදල් වියදම් කර ඇත්තේ ජොන්ස්ටන් ප්‍රනාන්දු බවත් මේ වනවිට රහසක් නොවේ. මෙම නුගත් කාන්තාවන් නොමග යැවීමට මහාචාර්ය චන්න ජයසුමන නොහොත් නාත දෙවියන්ගේ වරමක් හිමි මිත්‍යාදෘෂ්ටිකයා විසින් සිදු කළ ප්‍රකාශ විශාල බලපෑමක් සිදු කළේය. අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියන්ද බෞද්ධ ජනතාව උසි ගන්වමින් මුස්ලිම් විරෝධයක් ඇති කිරීම සඳහා මෙය අමු අමුවේම භාවිතා කළේය.”

      Translation:

      “To mislead these women, it was under Wimal Weerawansa’s instructions by Kurunegala Mayor Thisara Witharana, and the expenses for the project was by Johnston Fernando, and it is no secret. To misled these undedicated women, Professor Channa Jayasumsana made statements that made powerful and forceful impressions on the women. Also, Aturaliya Ratna Thero, by agitating the Buddhist people tried to create an anti-Muslim agitation, have used this raw lying incident .”

      Question: What is the punishment for the conspiracy by Wimal Weerawansa, Thisara Witharana, Professor Channa Jayasumsana and , Aturaliya Ratna Thero. Isn’t this a criminal act?

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        It is said that the two women were taken to some place by Ratana thero and Buruwansa and after 6 weeks or so, they were found to be pregnant! Go figure!!

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          ABM,

          Now we have a solution. Hand them over to Ratmalana Thero and Buruwansa, and and they will be cured in 6 weeks.

          Can they drop charges against the Doctor then?

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          All infertile women. Your infertility can be cured in 6 weeks by Ratna Thero and Buruwansa, MP.

          Contact SLPP headquarters and Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  • 32
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    No matter who has done..Perverting justice.. and misleading court funded by public is not good at all for SL. do not play with racist card.. let justice prevail..

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    Complications after complications, and still they cannot exonerate this poor man of any crime. He was arrested with no evidence, and it is a shame he has to suffer months and months of dead end investigations, because of the malice of a jealous colleague, a vindictive husband, and a racist newspaper.

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      Tara,
      Even though it is obvious that both the district judge Kithsiri Jayalath & hospital director Sarath Weerabandara have abused their power to harm an innocent citizen on the ground of racism and union politics, there is a huge sticking point to be resolved in order to convince the innocence of the accused in the minds of the doubters. The sticking point is the ironic medical nature of lacking a clear cut case which makes both sides look equally correct! Therefore, even if Dr Shafi could go free on technical grounds, the political aspect of the case will remain strong until the defense can strong physical proofs prove that the accusations are baseless.

      Since the motive of the case has been politics from the outset, it appears that the accusers are now trying to take the advantage of not being able to prove beyond doubt; an ironic situation litigations b’cos usually the advantage of inability prove beyond doubt must go to the accused. Will the general public, who are enticed to look at a court case through a strong racial bias, ever understand the general fact that the majority of cases in medical science do not fall into “Yes” & “No” categories?

      I think that, no matter what the legal outcome would be, the final test of the case will depend on how politics of racism will be played out, particularly in the heat of elections!

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      Tara,

      This is Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhism”, that is an insult to Buddhism and to the enlightened Buddha.

      Para-Sinhala Buddhists are full of hatred, not Maitri, and they are liars as well.

      Examples abound.

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    This is a terrible injustice commited on Dr. Shafi. These two Doctors should be arrested for contempt of court.

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      Christopher Seneviratne
      Those two doctors won’t be arrested,they are looking for promotion,should ask a question where is the GMOA (political wing) on this
      Some of the monks more knowledgeable on medicine than Buddhism
      The patriotic war hero still wants to keep the US citizenship why he knows what the future hold for SL,
      They all invested their looted money in off shores.
      Still no one knows who importing the waste containers,our man talking about death penalty but the drugs lords are in Dubai living lavingistly.
      Chased away the Tamils,now turn to Muslims,just burnt down the pasta factory same as the library..
      Have we learnt anything from the past

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      CS
      Agree, but I think that more seriously there also seems to be conspiracy to pervert justice.

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        SJ and CS,

        Initially, there was a conspiracy to frame Dr. Shafi, and by implication All Muslims, by the Para-Sinhala racists, and now that the conspiracy is exposed, the conspirators are trying detail the truth being exposed.

        This is a travesty of Justice.

        Should lone wolves take the law into their own hands to melt out Justice to the conspirators instead of the court system?

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      two doctors plus the judge in charge of the case should be arrested and prosecuted.

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      FIRST OF ALL, KAAVI BOOTHAYA – RATNA KAAMADURU MUST BE ARRESTED ……… HES A SHAME TO ALL SRILANKANS.

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    Dont get upset guys this is Sri lanka the unique land. Now the Director a dath dosthara, DIG a stooge, Balu Dosthara Jayasumana (not an expert) a=nd yellow robed menace Rathana are part of the equation assigned to work for Matara Kink for election. Now they damage a church i n negambo and Pannala or some where, all part of dirtiest election stunt. Even trying to show there is justice too is part of the stunt and also to hoodwink the muslims for their votes. Suddenly they have indicted Dr Samarasekara former colombo JMO for killing of Rugger player all just to mislead the Muslims for votes. This is just like our famous commissions and so on with no meaning or intention except cheating the people. Dont expect any form of justice in Lankawa unless you are connected or from majority sinhala buddhist community or a super class stooge. Now racists like JD is even blaming the CID for telling the truth and not racist lies.

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    Director CID SSP Shani Abeysekara is Ranil’s man and will do what Ranil wants! Ranil is desperate to keep the Muslim leaders in his fold. It is important that an independent investigation is carried out to ensure whether Dr Shafi is guilty or not. So far the investigation has been done haphazardly! There are also wild accusations by the other parties. The investigation should be done by officers and doctors who are not bias and not affiliated to any political party.

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      Regardless of Ranil or Shani, the HSG test is a simple x-ray, not some life threatening procedure. On top of that, women who were in hysterics over this have refused to be tested and now two of them have said they’re pregnant.

      You can make up all the excuses you people want. Your kind are very good at it. But unfortunately, facts are facts, and the only way you people can keep furthering your agenda is to meddle in countries like Sri Lanka- in any sane country you’d be laughed out of the room.

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        kp,

        You are describing Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhists, mean IQ 79, actually it is 78.

        They are are insult to Buddhism and to the Buddha.

        The Para-Sinhala “Buddhist “ imbeciles think that it is an insult to the Buddha only when a women had Buddha tattooed on her arm.

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    So this CID Shani has specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well…..How Cool…

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “So this CID Shani has specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well…..How Cool…”

      You sound like a frustrated man who had lost his desire to enjoy sex. What happened to you? Were you subjected to sexual abuse by your teachers, local saffron lot, uncles, ….. lost your libido due to women’s attempt to preserve their chastity from your perverted attacks, in other words have you lost your b***s?

      You should consult Chana Jayasumana.

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      Sumane’
      No; but he has an excellent smell for wrong doing by biggies. He helps dead men keep coming back to haunt GoRa/MaRa anywhere they go!

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    Sky is the limit in this Dukka Deepa. A land of the BLIND: Where is Chandana and Jayasumana and Weeramonkey? Now they will run after this bugger, never mid it is true or false. All what we want is just action. Just showing red flag to a raging bull!

    [[edited out]

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    Somebody is taking decision for the women in the hospital, in the CID and in the court. We are not sure why this is happening. We are not predicting anything and further we too believing that the Dr may not have gone for sterilization unless there is some financial incentive, at least from Saudi Arabia. Unless that is proven, in all other circumstances, it is meaningless to argue that he did this.
    But on the women side some problem is existing; we don’t understand why that is.

    Hysterosalpingogram sounds like an approved medical procedure in many countries. Dying with isotopes and taking X Ray is common practice. Kidney, heart, stomach, Gallbladder, liver like parts cannot be tested without extensive open stomach operation. Only alternate way until is to test them with x-ray. X rays and Cobalt or Barium dyes too have radiation risk. But the risk within is acceptable level for many medical tests. If you go to hospital or Clinique they advise the patience and /or even get signature from them before they put the patience go through these tests. In this case why the hospital did not explain to the women that they can forgo the test or take it and procedure with the case? The women decline to take the test can withdraw from the case. The comedy now is the hospital doesn’t want to give out the results after putting the women in the risk.

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    Karma comes down hard on those committing heinous sins like false allegations and accusations…let’s see in our lifetimes how this DIG and Wimal’s director buddy’s downfall happens. We all witness’s disgraceful downfall for his arrogance and abuse of power.

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      Savitri,
      Respectfully, I really want to believe you but wait until the murderer gota become president and then these folks will be exonerated overnight and will be back in business in no time! That I can be of certain.

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    Charging Dr. Shafi is purely racial and jealousy. Those used some media to give publicity to false news. These racists wanted to create problems to their opponents using anyone whom they come across. They have ruined these individuals as well as the economy by spreading hatred.

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    Charging Dr. Shafi is purely racial and jealousy. Those used some media to give publicity to false news. These racists wanted to create problems to their opponents using anyone whom they come across. They have ruined these individuals as well as the economy by spreading hatred.

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    Charging Dr. Shafi is purely racial and jealousy. Those used some media to give publicity to false news. These racists wanted to create problems to their opponents using anyone whom they come across. They have ruined these individuals as well as the economy by spreading hatred.

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    These incidents demonstrates the the low level to which many professionals in responsible position have stooped to to serve political and personal interests. The country needs a radical change in all respetsc.

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    I only hope Dr Shafi has GOOD lawyers and that they are acting pro bono. I would be happy to contribute to a support fund for him if someone could set one up. I, myself, am unable to organize such a project.

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      I think he is in good hands and believe very rich too. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t mean to imply this is ill-gotten money – he was like any of the other doctors in Sri Lanka who do private practice and accumulate wealth at the expense of poor people. That is the system and these doctors who come out of free education are ruthless in their quest for money-making at the expense of poor. They bring huge suitcases daily to carry cash from their respective practices places. Dr. Shafi’s only crime is that he was a Muslim.

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      Manel
      Great idea , but according to a recent document tabled in parliament, the man has 400 million plus in a bank account.

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    I just can’t understand why Kurunagala Magistrate has not given this task to Senior VOG Dr. Wimal Weerawansa, Specialist Athuraliye Rathana, Professor Channa Jayasumana, DIG Kithsiri Jayalath and his Dr Wife who is working in Kurunagala Hospital and Kurunagala Magistrate’s Dr Wife who is working in the same hospital. Kurunagala SSP can be appointed as an observer. Live media coverage from “Ada Da Rena” and “Mala Hiru” 100% result guaranteed and no need to rest the case for 6 months. May be Magistrate’s idea to drag the case until Gota comes to power.

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      He has. That is how the two of the ladies are pregnant now silly…

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    Islamic theories not applicable here. commission like justice court should be formed like.for 1971 insurgencies. culprits like safi & his clan involved should be given capital punishment.

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      Ranjith(SPRRW)
      The failed sorcerer

      “culprits like safi & his clan involved should be given capital punishment.”

      You have magically confirmed Safi was involved in unspecified unproven crime and assume the crime carry capital punishment.
      What a fantastic idea.

      You should contest the presidential elections which I believe you have sure chances of winning based on my assumption the voters are stupid. In order to ensure your victory throw in few promises such as free food for life, free drinks for life, impunity from all crimes including incest, parricides, beastiality, rape, …………. hate crimes, …. attacks on LGBT, …

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    Why postpone case for 4 months – to buy time. Why not in 2 weeks. The original Magistrates wife is a doctor and very keen to put blame on Dr. Shafi.
    These doctors should be struck off the role for their complicity and conspiracy in this matter. Similarly the Magistrate has escaped so far due JSC and CJ not acting on complaints.
    What a country. Hope we can get a President who will enforce Rule of Law as it should be – not under vagaries of politics.

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    Sofia, you are day dreaming. Whoever comes it will be the same story. Different party but mind you the same poodle in different colours. Unless of course the genes mutate. There is no one who can be honest or sincere to take up position. Periodically they become worse monsters. All thoght Moda MY3 will be good but to see the worst so far.

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    Medicine is a profession rquires high standard and impartiality. Unfortunately every institution including Healthcare in Srilanka is politicised and racialised. It is become epidemic after 2009 and there is no cure for this deadly cancer.

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    Who is against Dr. Shafi?
    Rathne the rapist and pedophile.
    DIG who is a murdere
    Doctor who is a dentist but practices as a Gynocologist(Quack)
    Magistrate who is bought by a bribe who have got caught in the cookie jar with his wife.
    Buddhism if is represented by these clowns will go down the drain as it has already done in Myanmar/Thailand .
    Now we here the plaintiff are pregnant.
    Question arises who’s child?
    Husbands don’t leave your wife with monks. They have nothing to do but rape. Guys are bunch of losers looking at a tree. What can these donkeys teach a man who is providing for the family. Food/shelter/education/ security.

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    There are few strange things happening with this case.
    /
    The most strange is that the polie (CID Director Shani Abeysekara and IP Tissera) seem to play the role of Shafi’s lawyers. This is highly unusual compared to the role the police plays in other cases including traffic offences.
    /
    In this case, Shafi hardly has to hire a lawyer because Abeysekara and Tissera seem to be doing the washing of all dirt. Feel sorry for all the solicitors, advocates and president’s lawyers hanging around without cases.
    /
    It goes to show that if you have money in shiploads, you can buy anything in Sri Lanka, including justice!

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      Rodrigoo
      You want CID Chief Shani Abesekara and IP Tisera to be executioners in Dr.Shafi’s case? There are many executioners in this case including Kurunagala Magistrate. Rathana (calling this saffron clad thug as Buddhist Monk is an insult for real Buddhist Monks) Kurunagala hospital Director Dentist Sarath Weerabadara, DIG Kithsiri Jayalath, SSP Kurunagala, VOG Wimal Weerawansa , Channa Jayasumana etc. You want more and more executioners? Then contact M3 Paala Sirisena as he now he has shifted his role to killing mode.

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    why don’t you all wait until the investigation is over and the final verdict is read out. if Dr Shafi is innocent he would never have been arrested in the first place.there is bound to be information that we are not privy to about his arrest.the fact is that Muslims have been planning acts of terrorism and conducted them and that many Muslim individuals and professionals have been laundering money for these terrorists. A lot of this money are from Muslim drug barons who are community leaders and fund mosques and Muslim agendas including a sinister attempt to take over the country by all means including interfering with the reproduction of members of the majority. The Muslim tapeworm has been feeding off the blood of the Sinhalese nation. We have stripped the tapeworm bare and exposed him before all.

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    Dr. Safi’s saga is nothing but Sinhala Buddhist jealousy. Feel sorry for this man. Hope justice prevail one day soon. However, Dr. Safi is ruined by Sinhala Buddhist morons.

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    [Dr Shafi is innocent he would never have been arrested in the first place

    Leslie, sorry for saying this, but what an unadulterated idiot you are? Who told you? Are you in some other world or day dreaming. It is something like “guilty person never confess”! In SL do you know how they extract information? Some time the suspect is hanging upside down or inside a gunny bag of chillie while making a confessional statement. Oh god, as long as fools like you exists is there any hope at all? The whole damn thing is 100% fabrication, racism, jealousy, hatred, dishonesty and lack of integrity. All the involved guys are liars and crooks and racists and bum suckers. So Lesly talk some sense by friend. We are ONLY talking of Dr Sharfie and not about your Tapeworm or kiri panuwa that is itching your arse.

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    One time well respected medical profession in Sri lank has gone for dogs when it got mixed with Politics. and money Severe punishment should be given to the doctors who used politics to accuse another doctor

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    Under successive GoSL, the abominable language/religion-divide has been allowed to intensify. Dr. Seigu Shihabdeen Shafi is on the wrong side divide but have never been involved in anyway with violence. The enthusiasm of those who like Dr Shafi quartered is really pathetic.
    Compare with Gnanasara Thera, the founder/leader of BBS_Buddhism, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) is known to inflict/organise violence against Lankan Muslims.
    Gnanasara is on the correct side of the divide. The media labels him a Heroic Angel.

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    Shafi is not the 1st instance of a doctor who supported Muslim population growth faster than non-Muslim population growth.

    Even before that some health workers had observed that Muslim male doctors avoided discouraging weak Muslim women giving birth to children.

    So making use of every opportunity to reduce non Muslim birth is most probably lifestyle of Muslims.

    Shafi is still held in doubt & it’s reasonable.

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