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Shani Suffers Heart Attack As Gota Mulls PTA Detention To Keep Ex-CID Director In Prison

Former CID Director Shani Abeysekera has suffered a sudden heart attack after he was transported to a special military run quarantine center in Polonnaruwa Colombo Telegraph learns, with doctors at the Welikanda Hospital recommending his urgent transport to Colombo for adequate treatment.

Local media reports quoted the Commissioner General of Prisons as saying Abeysekera has since been transferred to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Colombo following multiple appeals from opposition politicians, the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka and the police official’s frantic and desperate family.

Shani Abeysekara

SSP Abeysekera reportedly tested positive for the corona virus earlier this week. His lawyers are pleading for bail in courts because the former CID chief suffers from several underlying conditions that have proved fatal for patients who contract COVID19.

The development about Shani Abeysekara’s deteriorating health condition came even as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa sought legal options on Friday (27) to hold the decorated Senior Superintendent of Police in jail instead of allowing his admission to a hospital for urgent medical care.

The Ministry of Defence is currently in consultations with the Attorney General and other officials about legal ways to hold Abeysekera in prison instead of allowing his treatment at a proper medical facility. Colombo Telegraph learns that the Government is mulling a Detention Order under the Prevention of Terrorism Act to keep Abeysekera in prison and out of hospital.

But pressure was mounting on the Government which was hoping to keep Abeysekera’s diagnosis and quarantine whereabouts concealed, to ensure the former CID director did not come to any danger while in state custody.

On Thursday (26) the HRCSL, responding to pleas from Abeysekera’s family and civil society organisations directed the Prisons Commissioner General to transfer the former CID director to the Welikanda Hospital for treatment from the army camp in which he was being held in quarantine.

On Friday, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa pleaded with the Government to ensure Abeysekera received medical attention on “humanitarian grounds”. Premadasa urged the authorities to transfer Abeysekera to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Rajagiriya as soon as possible.

Colombo Telegraph learns that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is closely observing the developments pertaining to Abeysekera’s custody and transportation arrangements and the former CID director’s whereabouts in real time.

Since August 2020 former CID Director Shani Abeysekera has been in remand custody at the Mahara Prison, held on charges of planting firearms to fabricate evidence against ex Colombo Crimes Division DIG Vaas Gunewardane who was convicted of the 2013 murder of businessman Mohammed Shiyam in exchange for the princely sum of Rs 10 million. Vaas Gunewardane was sentenced to death by a High Court trial at bar for Shiyam’s murder. During the trial, the AG’s department revealed that the senior cop and his son had been running a contract killing squad, using subordinate officers attached to the CCD. As CID ASP Shani Abeysekera broke the case and gathered damning evidence against Gunewardane that led to a successful prosecution and conviction of the bent cop.

Six years after the investigation into Vaas Gunewardane’s crimes commenced, his subordinates have recanted statements provided to the CID claiming that Abeysekera coerced their testimony. However the firearms in question are yet to be produced as evidence in court, and several of the shot guns are registered to Vaas Gunewardane and signed out of the police armoury.

A decision on Abeysekera’s bail application will be made by the Gampaha High Court Judge Nimal Ranaweera on December 7, 2020. (By Chinthika de Silva) 

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  • 61
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    “There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.”

    – Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws

    • 1
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      See Bps came to power promising so many things.
      :
      Not even passed their first year, they proved it again they are only KILLING FRIENDLY:
      .
      Today they have killled though prisoners. Why was that Good governance period did not cause any kind such killings until the EASTER sunday disaster killed few hundreds ?

      I think PEOPLE in this country should BE able to see it right LET alone today, Rajakshes are BORN barbarians in this country. No more evidence would be necessary. Basta.

  • 60
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    We, as a country, should be ashamed of how we treat our conscientious men.

    • 33
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      We should, but I notice “we” keep voting for the scoundrels who treat our conscientious men like dirt, and will break any laws, just to silence those who speak truth to power.

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        Mr. Nathan,
        Mr. Ashan,
        .
        Yes.
        That’s why you voted for scoundrels Yahapalana regime.
        .
        Don’t worry.
        That era is over

        • 17
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          You have magic powers to see who we voted for eh?

          • 1
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            Mr. Ashan,
            .
            I don’t need magic powers to see where donkeys are sleeping….

            • 2
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              SC pukka, I don’t need magic powers to see where donkeys are sleeping……….?

              Yes, you are correct, just put a mirror in front of the tree you sleep under and you will see the donkey sleeping.

        • 13
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          Not sure why anyone responds to Pus Call.

          PUS: a thick yellowish or greenish opaque liquid produced in infected tissue, consisting of dead white blood cells and bacteria with tissue debris and serum.

          I rest my case.

        • 16
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          Ms Scp, shooting the messengers will bring us nowhere u hired Rajapakshe lackey s would become rich.u guys are equally complicit for the mess being created by mlechcha Rajapakshes. Gods will take care it sooner than later I see the light at the end of the tunnel in terms divine punishments of Rajapakshe and his circles 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

          • 0
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            Mr. eLM (eternal Loose Motion),
            .
            God took care of it on 2018/2019/2020 elections.
            .
            God took care of it on various bogus legal obstructions and cooked up allegations.

            • 4
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              SCP,
              but what miracle they made for youguys ?
              :
              Today the poor of poor is fallen even deeper. Only ballige puthas live like royals. Why did you guys pave the way them to return and ruin this nation again ? Not even COVID is controlled by the bugger et al. So what more talks we need… what about the BADU MALU … pledged for the poor ?

            • 1
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              SC Pukka, what God do you believe in? If you had a God, you will not be behaving the way you do. Right now you don’t need God, but you are in a dire need of a psychiatrist to fix stupid.

          • 5
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            “Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) leader and Batticaloa District MP Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias “Pillayan” greeted by supporters after he was granted bail by the Batticaloa High Courton Tuesday (24), in the case filed over the murder of former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham.”

            LOL
            SINHALA BAUDA LANKA ; LOL

        • 13
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          SCP Pukka, is that why army deserter who conned his way into this country massacred innocent civilians and assassinated journalists became president, while a gentleman like Shani who did his job honestly goes to jail on some fabricated charges?

        • 0
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          Ms SCP,

          Can you see in the eyes of your people today ?

          As one of the king asskissers to have worked on getting the criminals back to power. They become free from their charges but their killing tactics on UNARMED prisoners .. being execercised … would not KARMA work on the medamulan Rascals ?
          Days are numbered….. I see the light at the end of the tunnel, … Rajapakshes will be found dead in drains to the very same manner, Gadafis faced it….

  • 21
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    Murderous Rowdy government’s Rapist Police is going to treat him with Russian Plutonium Soup, bought at British restaurants. That was what fed to Tamilini to make her contact cancer. She was forced to marry a EDDP supporter, lived in Britain, by Rapist Police. But he never took to Britain get her treatment.

    • 11
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      This is SICK.

      • 3
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        You mean Russian Plutonium soup is sick concoction, or rapist army’s record of treating thousand of rebels with poison in the internment camps & prison is sick or having a book against LTTE written while Tamilini with cancer is sick, or to save the rapist army’s need marrying a sick woman is sick for EPDP or which one you mean? As usual you are hiding behind munthanais to defend the fact about war criminals’ coming out. Old Royal wanted to bring a law if a woman is raped, she have to marry the rapist so she never ever can open her mouth about that angel husband.
        There is no rubbish here match your hypocricy.

      • 5
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        Absolutely.

        • 6
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          Dear SJ,
          Absolutely is in response to yours.

  • 38
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    From the name of the judge he must be a Sinhala Buddhist ! In other words…… !

    There is no chance of this retired police officer who has served the police force entirety of his working life absconding. The usual theory of the State lawyers that he will interfere with witnesses is hilarious as they are all police officers.

    But then this is Sri Lanka, a comedy claiming that it is a country !

    I cannot understand why these dark skinned Mr. NOTPOTS wear black coats and ties and also wigs and cloaks ! Are the courts air-conditioned ? Justice cannot be done unless we sweat in discomfiture ?I have heard that even in heavy western formal dress our judges still can produce only badly written , ungrammatical and unjust judgments!

    Nobody dares to say the king is naked !

    • 12
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      Dear DS
      ,,,,”From the name of the judge he must be a Sinhala Buddhist ! In other words…… !
      To judge religion by the name is most improper and to say “HE MUST BE” is indeed far too authoritative on a mere assumption.
      May be the hatred to the SB’s clouds your judgement.
      It is further compounded by the fact that this assumption at the beginning has no bearing or reference on the comment which followed this opening statement.
      Just to further elucidate, I have some names of persons whose names have had some references in society and humbly ask CT readers to just give a moment and pick Sinhala Buddhists in the lot.
      Mohan Peiris Sunil Perera H. A. Perera Annesley Malewana Indrani Perera
      K. W. Devanayagam Nimal Mendis Latha Walpola Tissa Jayaweera.

      • 11
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        F
        The person is simply confused. He is yet another who seeks to get over a sense of guilt for escaping to greener pastures by cursing the country and its people.
        None of these categories have anything useful to say or to offer.

        • 4
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        • 9
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          Dear SJ.
          But then what do you think of the quality of our readers for such illogical vituperations, to get 30 “Thumbs Up’.
          Is it not different to the majority of voters just voting in the likes of Weerawansa Gammanpila (who recently said on TV that you can save messages on ‘iCloud’ as ‘ahase thiyena daththa gabadawe’) Mahindananda et al, carried away by rhetoric?

          • 7
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            F
            Have you also noticed that some comments have ten thumbs when they appear.
            What matters is the worth of a comment.
            It is like electoral voting in other ways as well: ‘hora votes’ and ‘stuffing the box’ are also possible.
            Just ignore the thumbs either way and continue only if honest and civilized discussion is possible. There are quite a few here with whom such exchange is possible amid sharp differences.

            • 7
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              SJ,
              Thats it, Attaboy.
              Yes, What matters is the worth of a comment and less hate feelings on fellowmen sometimes conveyed with such venom. Equally worse is self-righteousness.

      • 4
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      • 6
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        Ferryman,
        Wasn’t there a Sinhala Buddhist called Solomon West Ridgeway Bandaranaike and an Anglican called Talduwe Somarama?

        • 5
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          After all whats in a name,
          ……………….”That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” (Quote from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
          Judge not by name only.

          • 4
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            Ferryman,
            One refuses to accept their name when a lion covers its skin with cow’s. When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck. Your comments hold nothing because you are still struggling to establish an ID for you. That is a hypocrisy you try to cover up that blaming others spew venom on you.
            You guys have found your own virtue-alism, within you. That is what all the religions are preaching for 5000 years and have refused justice to oppressed ones. You need to give up your religious theories, recycled as political philosophy. Calling for justice is not venom or calling for eye for eye. You misunderstand your religious idea to natural law or logical philosophy.
            Tamils did not call for disenfranchise Sinhalese, based on Soulbury constitution, when Don Stephen disenfranchised Tamils. You need a mirror which Lord Soulbury refused to use until his death but insisted he was right in unitary government for Ceylon.
            I didn’t write anything against you but tried to point out you that you started with a wrong name so you defend your kind of naming theories. Then you applied that to D. Silva too. A pig child cannot learn to eat something better by the association of Devenanda Paramilitary gang.

            • 10
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              ……..to establish an ID for you.
              ……. tried to point out you that you started with a wrong name so you defend your kind of naming theories. Then you applied that to D. Silva too.

              Go for the fruit ( essence, my comments) and not the skin (outside appearences.
              BECAUSE : People have their own reasons but the final product is important.

              It is a well-known fact that Mark Twain’s real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
              Geisel also famously wrote under the names Theo LeSieg (Geisel spelled backwards) and Rosetta Stone was famous worldwide for his children’s books, penned under the name “Dr. Seuss.” He was not a doctor nor a female.
              When author Eric Arthur Blair was ready to publish his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London, he was concerned that his family would be embarrassed by the stories of their time in poverty. In order to protect them, he decided to adopt a pen name. He chose the name George Orwell.
              Debateably one of the most famous comic book writers in the world.
              Lieber originally made the decision to write under the name Stan Lee because he hoped to one day graduate to writing more serious literary work, and planned to save his real name for that.
              P. D. James, by name of Phyllis Dorothy James White, Baroness James of Holland Park, British mystery novelist best known for her fictional detective Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard. Many thought that “She” was a “He”.
              What may surprise some, though, is that Rowling has been writing crime novels under yet another pen name: Robert Galbraith. Rowling has said that she made the decision to write her crime novels under another pseudonym, so that she could freely write without having the pressure from being the author of the wildly successful Harry Potter books.

            • 6
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              Malli.
              I give way to your self-righteousness in respect of the other outpourings in your comment.
              Just in passing again :………………..
              After all whats in a name,
              ……………….”That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” (Quote from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.)
              Judge not by name only.

    • 6
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      I KNOW SINHALA EXTRMISTS WOULD WORK FOR DISSPEARING ME BY A JAMAL KHASHOGI STYLE MURDER IF LIVED IN SRILANKA; BUT I have to add my thoughts for the sake of silent masses in my home country.
      😃😃
      Historians, University Dons, interllectuals in SRILANKEN BUDDHISM/HISTORY over to you, 😃😃😃please wake up from your long slumber. Your slothy behaviour is equally complicit regarding the fall of srilanken society as of today…. 😃😃😃😃

      It is high time to REMOVE the term ” SINHALA BUDDHIST” from our day today language. Just calling ” srilanken buddhists” would definitely do lot more good for the nation.
      😃😃😃
      This misleading term has evidently ruined this nation over the recent few decades. Many countries in EUrope, have go their taboo terms in their own langauge. But ours not to get caught by any kind of revisions, even if TV and Radio langauges have changed a lot today. Unfortunately, radio and TV langauge have not improved but terms being used are far from decent language terms that we were used to in 80ties. Athala gannawa…. I really don tknow what that means, Mal kadanawa…. Patta.. etc are just indecent langauge in 80ties.

      I am born SINHALAYA also to a traditional buddhist family, but I would not want to be called as § sinhala buddhist§ any more.

    • 3
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      Dint you guys realize this when you elected a president and then send his whole family to parliament with a bigger majority.
      If you think this family has wealth now that it cannot explain in a sane manner wait for another five years.
      Stupid Sinhala Bauda idiots.

  • 30
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    What a terrible situation that is dawning on this country; the criminal murderers and rapists have been put in place to judge upright men who were establishing justice in the land.
    .
    There is an argument presented to not allow every citizen a vote when it comes to choosing those who should lead the country seeing as politics being like any other industry where specialisations matter and as such those who are specialists in the field of politics should be made in charge of electing those who will lead the country. This is a much better approach than allowing every easily fooled moda sinhala buddhist a vote, where their uneducated frustrated thug monks and criminal chief prelates influence their hoardes of moda sinhala buddhist voters to vote for the fool who they think will being about a golden age of buddhism. the moda sinhala buddhist voters and thug monks have only brought about murderers and rapists. But then against, even the kings of the golden days of Buddhist history (often referred to by said moda voters and thug monks) were in reality backward murderers and rapists. What a sad and hopeless people.
    .
    The only hope is that rational sinhala buddhists are able to inform these misguided moda sinhala buddhists of the self defeating policies they unknowingly support.

    • 10
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      Dear Sitrep 24.
      Some words of caution, in good faith.
      Your statement :
      …”But then against, even the KINGS OF THE GOLDEN DAYS OF BUDDHIST HISTORY (often referred to by said moda voters and thug monks) were in reality backward MURDERERS AND RAPISTS. What a sad and hopeless people.”……
      So in CHRISTIAN HISTORY, does it imply, there are no cases of murderers and rapists. Leaving aside the Christian Kings of Europe and some in priestly garb, who were no better, you forget the Crusaders and Knights Templar, well known for the most gruesome murder rape pillage and physical disfigurements, in the name of religion.
      I do not think ANY of our ancestors, here in SL or abroad, were such saints that they qualify for “good behaviour” certificates. But that was the time of no human rights and the old Testament
      “ A tooth for a tooth and an eye for n eye” being practised.
      Coming back to SL, most of us talking so much old history, do not realise that before 1505 there was no Christianity, and all of us Sri Lankans were of the same stock. So when you divide SBs and Christians, it is sad that real history of our common ancestry is forgotten for some small immediate benefit in a discussion.

      • 4
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        F,
        Some of the Popes were pretty unsavoury too. But Henry VIII outdid even them.

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          Yes H 8 went to the extent of breaking the Church into two. The Catholic Church of Rome and the Church of England, All because he wanted to divorce and remarry.

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            F & OC
            Henry VIII’s divorce is what many of us think is the cause of the break-up of the Church.
            There were powerful socioeconomic reasons for the schism in England, which had much in common with developments in northern Europe at the time.
            All of them had one thing in common, namely the conflict in interest between emergent capitalism (a progressive social force at the time) and the RC Church bound to feudal ideology.
            *
            Henry VIII’s place in history has parallels with those of Trump, Reagan, Thatcher and our own JRJ.
            Beyond the personalities (seemingly comic or cynical) associated with a radical change, the individuals played a role in delivering the goods for a class that was itching for change.
            While the changes associated with Luther and Calvin are understood in terms of social realism and Christian values, association of the change in England with the personality of Henry VIII has diverted attention from key ideological factors including the emergence of nationalism as a political force and even historical differences with the authority of the Vatican.
            *
            Anglican intellectuals could do more to rectify the general impression that the Church of England was merely a playboy king’s folly.

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              F,
              It is interesting that Anglican services are not that much different from the RC practices. Except that the churches don’t have as many images of saints. Quite different from the all-singing and dancing evangelicals.
              However, the doings of some playboy successors of Henry ( including Prince Charles) make their alleged Church leadership rather dubious.

      • 5
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        Dear ferryman,

        I see yourself and another pseudo intellectual who are on here trying to act decent all the while play this game of ‘whataboutism’ and trying to white wash and make excuses for the crimes of the moda sinhala buddhists, thug monks and criminal prelates. If these people were anything other than ignorant they’d know better than to bow in worship to a lifeless statue of a man who died many years ago (a statue they made with their own hands) that cannot help itself let alone help a destitute people.
        .
        And I don’t need your words of caution. I don’t think anywhere in Europe the kings of old are given some special treatment, where their past crimes are white washed and portrayed as anything but the horrific acts they were. After the age of enlightenment there has been a shift to equality and equal treatment of every citizen. You don’t see in Europe government run by murderers and rapists trying to drag their countries back into the dark ages of slavery and colonialism.
        .
        Rational buddhists should speak out against the hoardes of moda sinhala buddhists and those cowards trying to white wash the crimes of the moda sinhala buddhists.

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          Dear Setrep 24
          No surprise that your self righteousness lends itself to make contradictory statements in one breath as it were.
          First you say :
          ………….”And I DON’T NEED your words of caution.”
          Then end up saying:
          …………..”Rational buddhists SHOULD speak out against the hoardes (sic) of moda sinhala Buddhists.”
          So this means OTHERS should accept only your advice.
          What a great idea.

        • 3
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          Dear Sitrep 24,
          I was looking forward to your esteemed ready comments on Prof. Charles Sarvan’s erudite article, as well, but could not find any.
          May I invite you to read it and give your valuable comments. Thank you.

    • 5
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      WHO PUT THEM IN PLACE?
      Sinhala bauda idiots and the RC Cardinal.
      Curse on them.

  • 2
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    For pundits…..
    .
    Disgraced former CID Director SSP Shani Abeysekera…..
    .
    First ever prisoner in the world to catch covid-19 while in custody.
    .
    First ever prisoner in the world to suffer from heart attack while in custody.
    .
    You better ask former “Yahapalana” MP Sadda Vidda Rajapakse Palanga Pathira Ambakumarage Ranjan Leo Sylvester Alphonsu (popularly known as Ranjan Ramanayake) why Shani having heart attacks.
    .
    You can check with Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe and civil society gang who ordered Shani to prepare cooked up charges against Rajapaksas why he is having heart attacks.

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      O great medical pundit SCP,
      “First ever prisoner in the world to suffer from heart attack while in custody.”
      Wow!!! Into sarcasm today, are we? For someone who doesn’t know that “deference” is not “difference”, you are learning fast. Good, that’s what they pay you for, eh?
      Just in case you’re just being stupid as usual, not sarcastic, go read a newspaper.

      .

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        old codger

        “…. that’s what they pay you for, eh?”

        Seriously old chap, would you employ S. C. Passqual to sweep your house?
        I am sure you won’t as such how could you expect S. C. Passqual to be a sophisticated spin doctor?

        Sorry S. C. Pasqual does not know if he is coming or going. If anything Gota should pay him to shut up stay at home.

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          Native,
          I am sure his neighbours know when he’s coming, from the amount of moaning he does here.

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      SCP
      You are resorting to abusing the victim to justify an evil deed.
      Silence would have been a civilized expression of dissent.

      • 5
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        Sj@ if Scp or the like ilk would change their nature, pigs might fly.his awareness on anything is obviously a way lower to that of living in remote areas in the country. I really dont know why the kind of men seem not respecting the facts and figures of anything even if they are well accessed to the facts today. If urbanites behave this way, how can our young generation could ever keep hopes about better futu6 in this country. 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

      • 0
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        SJ,
        .
        Not always SJ. Not always.

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          SCP
          Thanks.
          I never said always for either observation.

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      Heartening to see Sinhalese, Muslims, Tamils and others all uniting to save Shani. Sri Lanka is with Shani. Only a few racist, intolerant, jealous and hateful typical Buddhist extremists support the failed dictator. This is Gotler’s swan song. Sing it as loud as the fool can.

      Shavendra Silva must not support murder ordered through the chain of command. It is a war crime. Soon you will retire and then you lose all legal protection. Do the right thing.

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    Few weeks ago, they the criminals
    got their amendment to the constitution, 20A passed in the parliament and today they abuse its power going beyond their limits.. Shsni abeysekara was known to all as A fearless KIND OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR . Today the great man is caught by Gota s revengeful acts. This country is again caught by Junta Regime2 due to people s inborn inability not being able to differentiate good from the evil politics. Media mafia merely abused people’s nativity and vulnerability paving the way once proved high criminals to get rid of the invetigations /court cases on high crimes they deliberately committed not leaving the least respect and human dignity.in fact Gota was proved to be a high criminal during his brother’s presidency with numerous high criminal records. His defending lawyer for 30 cases, becsme the MINISTER OF JUSTICE for the current govt amidst dead resistance of the lawyers and various other professinals that could well block the greater failure. All these were public secret but the public perception was made in favour of them because only way they saw to get rid of their cases heard were grabbing power by hook or crook. polonnaruwa donkey former President betrayed his mandate and Rajapakshes aka mlechcha men
    returned as saint s.

    • 25
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      There are speculations, that COVID infection of former SSP Shani Obeysekara could be a premedidated act of the govt – this is according to some, is similar to the misterious killing of multi killer Makandure Madhush keeping hin in state custody.

      Those who attack good goverannce should be clear, that such misterious killings were not reported during the last 4.5 years. However, EASTER sunday killings were an act of SIRISENA and Rajapakshe for gaining political 😎😎😎😎power. 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

  • 26
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    Its relatively quite easy for a heart attack to be induced with circumstantial manipulation of existing medications, diet or emotional state or a combination of them. The test of the independence of Sri Lanka’s state institutions will be if he lives to hear an unbiased verdict and justice is served without interference. Otherwise Sri Lanka will remain a tribal nation with very immature and self-serving agendas that continue to cause degeneration of the entire country and placing ordinary people at the mercy of powerful movers and shakers..

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      Dear Lasantha.
      The Optimist that you are, saying : “to hear an unbiased verdict and justice is served without interference”. Wonderful thought but expect nothing further.
      Two Senior Professionals found guilty by High Court for misappropriating public funds for political purposes, were found not guilty by SC.
      The cheek was when one of them said that this allows public servants to work freely. So it means they can do as they please and no rules apply.

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      Heart attack with Covid-19 is good enough to punish anybody the way Vijeyaweers was punished.
      Incinerate alive!

  • 20
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    Please, please allow the sick man appropriate medical treatment immediately. We are playing with a person’s life. Whoever got the power or the will to do the best for a critically ill patient would be the angel
    RN

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    what a bunch of lowly bred bastards this mangy flea-ridden rajapuka’s have turned out to be.
    2,
    every day at dawn they go in convoys crying sadhu – sadhu and procreate themselves close to the loins of their fellow criminal racist Buddhist monks who lead a despicable life themselves.
    3.
    now being mortally afraid of their illegal power base collapsing they are determined to away with the likes of Shani.
    4.
    The entire Yakko clan have to carry the shit-bucket for wasting their sacred vote on these uncouth unsavoury low uncouth morons who are not even fit to be fed to the animals.
    5.
    Shani, if you are able to read this article my pleas to the gods are for you and S. I. Mendis.
    be strong both mentally and physically.
    6.
    Let’s all the democracy lovers join hands and chase this unwanted good for nothing low breds to Saturn’s hell where they actually belong.

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      ……”close to the loins of their fellow criminal racist Buddhist monks”……………
      Possibly Shiranthi “Rajapuka” ( your favourite term) and Cardinal Ranjith who plugged a pro SLPP line and got the entire Catholic belt north of Colombo and Kaluthara District coastal belt to SLPP, are exempt for your incorrect calculations..
      What about Muslim enclaves of Puttalam Weligama Beruwala and some in the East who voted SLPP, are they exempt.?
      Unfortunately, only buddhist clergy is found fault with. I personally find the buddhist clergy guilty of a many crime, and hold no candle for them, BUT I find it quite distasteful when the other communities and religious clergy who are no better, are not found equally guilty.

  • 11
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    Gota is punishing him for investigating Gota’s Lasantha murder.

    All this because in 2014 the Opposition chose a Rajapaksa double agent Sirisena to be president.

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      It is simple. If Gota was NOT involved, in any shape or fashion, with the brutal assassination of Lasantha, he would have, long time ago, let the investigations go on, and bring those guilty to face justice.
      The guilty are afraid….afraid of the truth coming out, afraid of people speaking out, and afraid their supporters will know the truth.

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        Ashan
        Sadly, too many of the innocent but informed are more afraid than the guilty– but of consequences of speaking out or raising relevant questions.

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      No Sorrysena was a puppet the double agent was another Rajapaksa who held the justice ministry as Ranil did not have balls or backbone.

      This gut was such a disgrace I hope Sri Lankan history ignores him.

  • 14
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    this is what happens when ignorant uncouth unsavoury coolies get into positions they never dreamt of.
    2.
    in real life, they should be shit bucket carriers their ideal profession.
    3.
    the likes of eager-less puntak, Stanley Pasqual and soma will be the ideal co-workers for the rajapuk’s.

    • 8
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      And what are you the ideal co-worker for with your foul mouth and broken English? I think you must be a Rajapakse supporter in disguise. You fit the bill for a 69 year old pervert who cannot write a grammatically correct sentence without using an obscenity. SL has been re-exporting all its containers of filth and one of them must be yours.

      • 7
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        This character is incorrigible.
        Many have given up on him.
        CT is to blame for such obscene remarks to appear.
        *
        BTW, Does 69 have any significance?

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          SJ
          Does 69 have any significance ?
          If I think what you mean is…………HA HA..

          • 4
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            F
            I simply wondered why he referred to a 69 year old pervert

            • 2
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              The PC answer is that he was born in 1952.

              • 0
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                OC
                Thanks.
                What an amusing coincidence, and fitting too for the filth that comes out.

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                  OC
                  I realise that your arithmetic is about as bad as mine:
                  2020-1952 = 68.

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                    S.J,
                    Only a month more !

        • 1
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          SJ Stanley
          Are shithole shitty and rajapukas are obscene words in the english language.?
          B.
          Go to a night school and begin learning this sacred lingo you devious sick buggersc
          C
          Jealousy and evil eyes are attributes that low class cookies are born with.
          Cheers m R.j.

      • 2
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        Stanley SJ
        Stanley your attendance at a puntak night school seems to have improved your writing skills.
        A.
        Congrats from me.
        B
        SJ what are the obscene lingo I have been using.
        Aren’t the rajapukas behaving like true bastards by their actions they are petty mongrels who because of the mistake made t the sinha

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          rj1952
          Do you like to hear me repeat the words?
          Sorry, I will not oblige.
          You should know by now what offends the several who objected to your language and just gave up.

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            Stan/SJ
            In some situations, silence is golden and let barbs “pass by me as an idle wind, which I respect not,” (Brutus responds to Cassius – him of the lean and hungry look).

            • 0
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              Ferryman,
              “The sad part is the eloquent example for Gentleman-ship of tolerance & pardoning , but an statue for the sheer greedy to victory and who on his lesson of the art of winning a war, Brutal Brutus, is willing to wait for pass the barb of enemy, so he need not to answer to the face, but can do it on the back.”

              Ferryman, beg your comment on my understanding of your wise word.

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                Dear Mallai,
                I was looking forward to your esteemed ready comments on Prof. Charles Sarvan’s erudite article, as well, but could not find any.
                May I invite you to read it and give your valuable comments. Thank you.

            • 3
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              F
              All too true, but somethings stink to high heaven.
              I wish CT takes notice.
              BTW
              Some caps seem to fit even empty heads.

              • 2
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                Dear SJ.
                Hope you had time to see my reply to one of our fellow commentators earlier, about half-way up this thread, regarding statues. A world wide phenomenon but ascribed or narrowed down and applied only to one section of humanity.
                Is this typically called Myopia.?
                As a personal Note.
                My objection was not considering it’s worldwide use. Per se, statue worship is not my kettle of fish, anyway

  • 7
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    This ailment of Shani is nothing of any importance to GR, our President. He (GR) has proven enough times of his “Heartless” and “Gruesome” character. Wasn’t he instrumental in arresting his own “Commander-in-Chief” who fought the war against LTTE and made him wear a prison “Jumper”? When BBC questioned him on Lasantha Wickramatunga’s murder, he (GR) rebuffed that and asked: “Who is Lasantha Wickramatunga”? Do I have to remind you of the many of the “Disappearances”, including those of “11” students, Journalists Prageeth Eknaligoda, Podala Jayantha, and many such others? Why go far? Just think “Seriously”, why he wanted to be the President, throwing avail of “BS” over the eyes of “6.9 million voters”? Nothing more than to get out of all the “Crimes” committed during the time he wielded power and saw to that all who were against or critical were “Eliminated”. Hw will continue in this “Mission”, now in “Sheep’s Clothe” with the full force of the “Dagger” of Presidential Powers in terms of “20A” and much such Legislation to come in the guise of a “New Constitution”. First try to understand the “Character” and many “Dubious” ways of operations and then only one can see this “Shani” or any other who stands on his way is “Nothing” but a piece of wrotten wood that can be disposed of at his wish and will.

  • 12
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    While unconditionally denouncing this ugly cruel treatment of Shani, let us also give some thought to those who are held without trial or charges, the disappeared and other innocent victims of successive governments.

    • 7
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      SJ, Completely in solidarity with those sentiments.

  • 10
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    Gota Fail for not delivering what he promised even after 1 year, Rajapakse Family Fail as family rule is growing year by year, SLPP Fail as crooks-rapists-drug lords-murderers got nominations, Vyath Maga today left in Maha Maga Fail, Yuthukama today Ayuthukama Fail, UNP Fail under Ranil, Sri Lanka Fail under 250 Parliamentarians, Sinhala Buddhist Fail as no communal harmony, Cardinal Ranjith Fail for supporting Rajapakse family, SLMC Fail as no guts to kick out those who voted in support of 20A, Badurdeen Fail as he has not kicked out 20A supporters of his party, Muslim Mullah’s Fail as they oppose meaningful changes to marriage laws of Muslims, SJB Fail as they have not walked out at Budget voting time when false numbers were presented, Mahanayakes Fail as they have no control over their flock, Buddhist Monks fail as they behave like thugs, Justice System in SL Fail as the crooks are let go due to illegal judgements, Police Fail as those under their custody are summarily executed, Hindus Fail as they do not have a strong structre and a leading Hindu Religious Leader similar to Cardinal or Mahanayakes, and Political Parties Fail as they have not improved the standard of living of people.

    All in all Sri Lankans Fail as they have elected all the above mentioned Failed Useless Candidates!

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      In short Srilanka is a Failed State!

  • 10
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    Shocking as it maybe, this comes as no surprise under this government.

    Gotabaya had no business vying for the presidency of this country other than to earn impunity to his crimes and hold on to that impunity as long as he can, until death does him in, and in return for their votes, the SB nationalists have given him the responsibility to uphold their bigoted agendas. With his imputed presidency, he is doing all that he can to protect the criminals in his family from prosecution now and forever.

    Hope the world is watching and urging the government to ensure the well-being of Mr. Shani Abeyesekara.

  • 9
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    I feel so sorry not only for this policeman, but for his entire family to see their loved one suffer like this. Disgusting! What do you expect from a mass murderer who is the president and major money launderer and thief as the PM? This country is a circus.

    • 4
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      GATAM,
      :
      Great I did and passed it to many known to me in SL .. please pass this via WHAT SUP….
      .
      We have a common goal, we want Rajapakshes be caught by ALL DIVINE forces sooner than later.

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