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Shavendra Silva Strikes For Gota: Director Of Military Intelligence Ousted Ahead Of Presidential Election

President Maithripala Sirisena’s controversial Army Commander appointment is already causing reverberations in the security sector after he summarily dismissed the Director of Military Intelligence Chula Kodituwakku last week.

Major General Shavendra Silva

Fears are rampant that Lt. Gen Shavendra Silva who recently took over as Army Commander will appoint a pro-Rajapaksa Director to run the Directorate of Military Intelligence just ahead of the presidential election. The move could also result in intelligence agents accused of grave attacks on journalists and political opponents being brought out of cold storage for surveillance and intimidation on behalf of the SLPP candidate security experts have warned.

Brigadier Chula Kodituwakku’s tenure at the Directorate of Military Intelligence was different to that of his predecessors. Under his purview the Directorate of Military Intelligence tried to shed its past image of a shady intelligence agency that allowed its agents to operate death squads that took out political opponents and journalists critical of the Rajapaksa regime. “Between Mahesh Senanayake who was a different type of Army Commander and Kodituwakku they tried to reform Military Intelligence and turn it into a professional intelligence unit. Of course being part of the institution meant that they continued to suppress information about their operatives who had been involved with the Tripoli platoon accused of attacking journalists. But they also ensured those agents who were under a cloud of allegations were kept out of operational duty and far from any kind of assignment that could be abused to serve political agendas” a senior military officer who did not wish to be named told Colombo Telegraph. “It is telling that his first move as Army Commander was to remove the Military Intelligence Chief. There’s no doubt the officer appointed will be someone very much in step with Shavendra’s own political loyalties” the officer added.

But Sirisena refused to extend Lt. Gen. Senanayake’s tenure as head of the army and with three months to go to a crucial election in which former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is contesting, he appointed Major General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the Army. “Shavendra is Gota’s man through and through,” the military official told Colombo Telegraph adding that “we can no longer expect that the army will play a neutral role in the election. Shavendra will be expected to use intelligence agents and other units to tip the scales in favour of his former boss and Gajaba regiment commander”.

Shavendra Silva served in Matale when Gotabaya Rajapaksa was Commanding Officer there in the late ‘80s, tasked with brutally crushing the JVP youth insurrection.

During Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s tenure the Tripoli platoon was created using officers from the Directorate of Military Intelligence to spy on journalists and carry out deadly attacks. The Platoon operated out of Slave Island and was headed by Major Prabhath Bulathwatte. Tripoli Platoon officials have been implicated in several crimes against journalists including the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, the abduction and torture of Nation Deputy Editor Keith Noyahr and Rivira Editor Upali Tennakoon. Military officials who applauded Commander Mahesh Senanayake’s efforts to rebuild the army’s image fear a return of these unsavoury characters back into active service under Shavendra Silva’s leadership.

In this backdrop Colombo Telegraph can now reveal shocking details about a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat soon after Shavendra Silva took over as Chief of Staff of the Army in January this year. The appointment came less than a month after the October 2018 coup ended with the reappointment of Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister.

Participants included then Major General Silva, Chief of Defence Staff Ravindra Wijeguneratne, Senior Presidential Advisor Shiral Lakthilaka, senior officials from the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Shamal Jayatillake who is the brother of UPFA National List MP and Sirisena confidant Malith Jayathilake and Sameeera who is a leading member of the President’s social media team. The latter is also a close associate of the President’s eldest daughter, Chaturika Sirisena.

The group held serious discussions about assigning two military intelligence corps to identify journalists and NGOs that were working against the President and his new found allies in the Rajapaksa faction. The TRC officials were important to the discussions because of its control over all mobile communications networks in the country. Sources told Colombo Telegraph that the preoccupation for the Presidential staff was to plug the leaks that were leading to articles highly damaging to President Sirisena being published on websites like Lankaenews which the Sirisena Regime banned in Colombo. However, the sources added that Silva’s aims were far more sinister and aimed at redeploying the military intelligence to ‘keep an eye’ on troublesome journalists critical of the Rajapaksas. The new Chief of Staff of the Army was also interested in stopping investigations into so-called emblematic cases in which military intelligence operatives were involved. The plan discussed that day was to begin the surveillance and intimidation with a relatively unknown person, who could not be viewed as a political target. Under discussion was the prospect of taking physical custody of digital equipment belonging to journalist and NGO activists by staging an accident or robbery.

Reliable sources in the military claim that even though Brigadier Kodituwakku was reportedly transferred due to his services being required elsewhere in the army, his new appointment is still pending.

Silva was particularly concerned about Brigadier Kodituwakku Colombo Telegraph reliably learns because he was instrumental in bringing intelligence and investigative agencies together after the Easter Sunday bombings. “Over the years with CID investigating MI officers for murder and abduction a massive trust deficit had grown between the CID and the DMI” said a senior law enforcement official. “Brigadier Kodituwakku did what he could to mitigate that trust gap that could have hampered the investigation into the bombings after April 21. He didn’t think that thousands of Military Intelligence personnel and 700 CID officers should be at loggerheads because 20 MI personnel had been suspected of grave crimes that the police detectives were investigating” the official added.

But military sources explained that this was exactly what Gotabaya Rajapaksa feared. Since CID and Commander Mahesh Senanayake had developed a strong working relationship, the former Defence Secretary feared that this would lead to MI officers cooperating with CID investigations and refusing to take the fall for orders given by Rajapaksa any longer.

“Recently President Sirisena made this claim that he had never fired a Government bullet at a political opponent. He didn’t have to. Appointing Shavendra Silva army commander before this election is more than enough to make sure that the white vans are back in service and ready to go the moment Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins the election” the military official quipped, “then there will be enough government bullets back in service against political opponents and whoever else decides to cross the Government”. (By TB Bambaradeniya

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    Well, well the US Peace Corps fake news attack to protect US puppet bondscam Ranil has begun on CT. The choise between US puppet Bond Ranil and US citizen Gota Jarapassa is Bobson’s Choice. The US game is heads I win, Tails you lose with these too Manchrian Candidates
    The MCC is spending lavishly on buying the media and NGO sinners as also with Jehan Perera singing for Garbage from MCC and now the attempt to distract from the cover up of the US-Saudi Foreign Hands that staged the Easter Sunday attacks.

    The FBI too away the Suicide bombers -phones and deleated data, and now we have the Cover up of the cover up also at the so called Defense Seminar when no one mentioned Superpower terrorism and economic terrorism by US to sink the rise of Asia, in this Asian Centruy
    Long live miracle of Modayas!

    Miracle

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      It looks PSC did not accomplish what they were expected to do. Even though news papers are not publishing those news, public know that FBI took all the samples with them. why ? FBI and Australian intelligence were the first to land as soon as they heard that Zaharan carried out an attack.

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      Gota and Shavendran the new saviors, eh?

      So the Homeric ship has finally arrived in the land of the lotophagi?

    • 7
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      Maithripala Sirisena is against Socialists Neo liberal Democracy in Sri Lanka claiming that it’s bad for our Nation! What a thick skulled village idiot is he!? Shows he is not for a people’s Government at all…

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      First and last solution is to shoot and kill Sinhala Modayas voters who vote for these foreign agents and help foreign spies achieve their goal. Sinhala Modayas are product of British introduced political System. Sinhala Modayas do not give dam about the country or people who died for the country, only they care about is bribe given by these agents who were brought to SRi lanka by British during British colonial period.

      Second solution is Sri lankan should kill these agents and their family members using CIA methods. Finally, one good thing will happen which is “when police releases the names of deaths, you will hear this “Subramaniam is brother in laws of Rajapakse. Appapilai is nephew of Ranil. and Kumaraswami is husband of Bandaranakes’ daughters. Lastly, Sinhala Modayas will say ” We did not know they all had Demallas relatives. At least, at the end, Sinhala Modayas will learn the history of British who engineered and installed these fake Sinhalese before they leave Sri lanka

  • 44
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    Sirisena is a curse.

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      However, Bondscam Ranil is a bigger curse and traitor than clown Sira who at least saved Sri Lanka from SOFA and US military occupation which Ranil and his royal network have been plotting.. after the Easter Carnage and Economic Terrorism from America with love..

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      These Padayas are cowards. They become Veerayos because stupid Sri Lanka allows them to wear fancy uniforms and kill innocent unarmed civilians.

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    I believe GR is a refined man and a strong man to build the nation without the involvement of religious support. What we need is a strong leader to create unity among the people. Unity is strength and let us all join hands to work together to build this country. What the country needs very badly is an unbiased leader who is a leader to the nation and its people and not a President who is partial and biased towards a particular sector and it should be one nation one law to all alike.

    However, we still clearly do not know who the contestants are going to be finally and whether there would be an election at all as speculated. Prez MS is waving the wand in all directions and may call off the elections under some pretext.

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      Gota refined? What are you smoking?

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        Murderer?

      • 5
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        He must have taken Ganja!

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        @Seyed Niyaz Abdeen / September 3, 2019……The Voice of a Slave singing for his supper??. Tripoli platoon accused of attacking journalists, a job of a “refined man and a strong man to build the nation without the involvement of religious support. What we need is a strong leader to create unity among the people. Unity is strength.”. He is dreaming of a Hitler,

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      You are correct Sir,

      We all need a Strong and an Unbiased Leader

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        Idiot
        We need a decent, honest and just leader who upholds the law to the highest extent.
        We need a compassionate leader who is sensitive to the problems of the common people.
        We need a sincere leader who is not religiously biased or racist in mind.
        We need a leader who is not greedy and doesn’t steal public funds.
        We need a leader who puts the country’s needs and the peoples needs first, before his own selfish interests.
        Please get your head out of your arse. Think straight.

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          Le Quan Yu in this category?
          Get lost man. live in 1st world and don’t bother

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      Seyed, You nailed it..

      I bet you won’t find even one true Sinhala Buddhist among all those Thumbs Downers .

      If all your Leaders have the same thought and expectations that you have and act accordingly ,our ever suffering majority of the inhabitant population , who are the poor Sinhala Buddhists , Poor Tamils, Poor Muslims and Poor Sinhala Catholics can look forward to a better future under such a Leader.

      Look at the state of the Mob who came to power promising Champaign Lives to our Inhabitants.

      You are right on the money on Sirisena,
      He is the biggest opportunist in Srilankan Politics.

      The other Mob who are supposed to be the better educated with fat purses are really pathetic Politicians, who even stab each other in Public to keep their Ministerial Perks to rake in big time in every which way possible.

      What hope our great majority would have if Dr Ranil and his Rogue brigade who are now fighting like Cats and Dogs walk in again. with out a Sira who at least put the spanner in the works of Dr Ranil’s Big Ass strategic moves to keep the poor majority at bay for ever.to eliminate any opposition to the UNP.

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        KASmaalam K.A.Sumanasekera

        Could you buy this commander a cool pair of sunglasses.

        Have you ever seen him smiling?
        Does it make him tough?

        Would you invite this man to your home for a tea, dinner, or a drink?
        I am told he eats babies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make sure you hide all your grand children from him.

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      Niyaz Abdeen

      ” What we need is a strong leader to create unity among the people.”

      Gota and his brother, MR, the then President, had FIVE Years since the end of the War (2009 to 2014) to “create unity among the people.”. What did they do? Didn’t they WASTE Valuable time by pandering to Sinhala Buddhist Extremism and making Unity further Distant?

      If they Really cared about Unity and Prosperity of the Country, with all the Support and Goodwill they had as the WAR Winning Duo, they could have EASILY made Peace with the Tamils who felt Defeated, by giving some concessions which they could have EASILY sold to the Sinhala public. They MISSED a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY which they will NEVER get again.

      All Gota and his popular Brother can, and would do, is to continue from where they Stopped. That is the ONLY Way, they can continue and survive.

      To “create unity among the people.”, a New Leader is required. For the sake of the country, lets hope that he is Already Born.

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    These are all bad signs, yet those who support these killers will ignore the warnings.

    Voting for another Rajapaksa, who has a history of being responsible for kidnappings, threats, and murders, and having people like this war criminal operating in the country, is asking for trouble. We have many problems right now, but we have been living with no fear of white vans, journalists being harassed, threatened, missing or murdered, and no sportsmen killed brutally for speaking to a girl.

    You get what you vote for Sri Lanka, be warned.

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    CT,

    Was this part of Sirisena’s plan, or was he so dumb, he did it know?

    Shouldn’t UNF/UNP select Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka as the presidential candidate in this 3 or 4 way contest? The question is how to play this contest when the mean IQ of the voters is 79. Some will think rationally, some nationally, some on racial lines, some on religious lines, some on economic lines, some on Ideological lines and some on security lines.

    One wonders if the mean IQ of the populace is 100, like those of European democracies, how the contest will pan out?

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      Amarasiri,

      “Some will think rationally, some nationally, some on racial lines, some on religious lines, some on economic lines, some on Ideological lines and some on security lines”

      Except “racial lines & religious lines”, everything else is good for SL’s development. Why Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka? Tell me 1 valid reason please. How can a person with the mindset, “Sri Lanka Belongs to the Sinhalese but Minorities can live Without Demanding Undue Things!” be a leader of a country like SL? When former commanders of Navy/AF awarded with Admiral/Marshal how did he react? Even yesterday I saw him belittling Sajith in a TV interview..

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        A.Kader,
        “Sri Lanka Belongs to the Sinhalese but Minorities can live Without Demanding Undue Things!”
        Sarath Fonseka is a man with a spine. That is why he told the truth to the face of descendants of slaves. None of our dumb Sinhala politicians had the guts to tell that.
        —-
        Sri Lanka belong to Sinhalayo because they are Native people, they shed their blood and sacrificed their lives to save this country from Para Demala, Para Portuguese, Para Dutch and Para British invaders. All the minorities in Sinhale except Vedda Eththo are ‘Para’ (Foreign). Para Demalu have no right to demand a separate State, Federal System or Devolution of power. Sinhalayo decide what is good for the country they saved from ‘Para’ invaders.

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          Eekel Guy, Sinhalayo did not decide about what is for Srilanka. It is India which decided that there will not be a separate Tamil state. It is India which decided that there should be sharing of power and land with Tamils, which successive Sinhala regimes sabotaged. This concept for Sri Lanka is still alive in Indian policy. Until now spineless and corrupt congress party was pussy footing. Now BJP is different and when Modi at his last visit to Sri Lanka told to implement 13th amendment fully and go beyond, none of you cardboard veerayas opened their mouths knowing very well that BJP means business and you cannot play the fool like congress. BJP will decide what is good for the country and have said the plan to create a Hindu majority state and a Buddhist majority state side by side as union territories. Let us see whether Sinhalyos can decide otherwise.

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            Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam,
            This Government has decided not to hold PC elections. What Modi has done about that. Nothing. Even the Rajapakse Government refused to give Land and Police powers to PCs despite requests from Modi. What the hell Modi did. Nothing. India told Ranil not to give Hambantota Port to Chinese but Ranil gave. What did Modi do. Begging Ranil to give Mattala Airport to India.

            When the right moment come we will get rid of PCs.

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              Eekel Guy place facts correctly. Modi came to power only at the tail end of Rajapakse regime. When MR refused to obey the orders, India got rid of him and installed a government of its choice. It did not want to topple this government and wanted TNA to lie low and support it. This government which promised India that it will bring reconciliation has failed to do so. Now India has realized that this government cannot be trusted. As usual Ranil is playing a double game with India and will very soon has to pay for it. BJP after its re-election is on a different wave length. They have taken a bold decision in Kashmir, which other than empty rhetoric by Pakistanis, is going head. Same will happen to Sri Lanka as India’s security is breached. India has come to realize that China is attempting to destabilize it through southern flank with help of Pakistani intelligent agents working with Muslims in Sri Lanka. India has to move decisively to counter this menace and will do so very soon. With new concept of BJP, there will be no PCs but two regional councils.

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                “With new concept of BJP, there will be no PCs but two regional councils.”

                Ranil and Champika have have rejected sharing anything (their word is power) with/to Tamils, citing Modi’s treatment of Kashmir.

                You probably have already heard/seen this in the press.

                However, there is no public reaction from BJP/Hindia. Just my observation.

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        A. Kader,

        “Sri Lanka Belongs to the Sinhalese but Minorities can live Without Demanding Undue Things!”

        Can you elaborate on what he meant by “Undue Things” by Sarath Fonseka? Did he mean separate state or civil and constitutional rights?

        Anyway, the Land belongs to the Native Veddah Aethho, and the Sinhala are Para-Sinhalese, per mt-DNA. Even the so-called Mhawamsa says so, even though there are many lies and imaginations of Monk Mahanama.

        Can challenge Sarath Fonseka on this, and tell him that the Land Land belongs to the Native Veddah Aethho, and not to the illegal Paras, who arrived later.

        Original Article | Published: 07 November 2013

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

        https://www.nature.com/articles/jhg2013112

        MtDNA haplogroup analysis revealed that several West Eurasian haplogroups as well as Indian-specific mtDNA clades were found amongst the Sri Lankan populations. Through a comparison with the mtDNA HVS-1 and part of HVS-2 of Indian database, both Tamils and Sinhalese clusters were affiliated with Indian subcontinent populations than Vedda people who are believed to be the native population of the island of Sri Lanka.

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          Amanasiri,
          “Can challenge Sarath Fonseka on this, and tell him that the Land Land belongs to the Native Veddah Aethho, and not to the illegal Paras, who arrived later.”
          —-
          Go and challenge Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka. He will say ‘You descendant of a slave mind your fking business without poking your nose into affairs of Native Sinhalayo’.

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            Eagle Eye ,

            Sarath Fonseka will most likely not be distracted with myths. All you have to do is present the data and facts. That is how he was able to defeat the LTTE, and that is why he got into trouble with the Rajapaksa Mafia and had to spend 2 years in jail.

            As for you, it is the data, genetics data that is busting the Para- Sinhala myths. The genetics data is also busting the myths of Adam and Eve as well. All you have to do is identify your Haplo Group M, and your chromosome # 2, for the fusion of two primate chromosomes.

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      Amanasiri,
      When I said the mean IQ for India is 82 and there is no statistically significant difference between 79 and 82 you said although mean IQ for India is 82 the IQ of Brahamins and Pundits is higher. The low IQ for India may be due to low IQ of Tamils.
      In Sri Lanka also the average IQ became low due to inclusion of descendants of slaves from Malabar.
      It is due to low IQ of Demalu that they find it difficult to understand the scientific evidences presented by Archeologists to prove that Sinhalayo evolved in this country and hence they are Native people.

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        Daft Eagle
        I m glad that you acknowledge the fact that our average IQ is 79.
        Regardless of the reason, your agreement is indeed an achievement on the part of Amarasiri to have been able to put this through your thick skull.
        Hurray.

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    OMG

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    Lt General Senanayaka said he learned about the Easter Sunday Muslim Terrorist Attack on the Derana News Flash, while giving evidence to Dr Ranil’s Save the Wahabis PSC…

    That is how Intelligently this Commander ran the Military Intelligence Unit.
    No wonder the real Generals like Kamal Goonaratana said we can make those Yahapalana Generals from Pol Pitthi.., the thick bit of the Coconut Palm..

    I never heard of this Kodituwakkau and don’t know nothing about his Military prowess fighting Pira and his Tigers.
    But he certainly couldn’t be any better than his Commander who knew nothing about Wahabai Terrorists..

    No wonder Prez Sira had to call General Shavendra on Easter Monday .
    And sack that Commander who offered Morning Tea to Vellala Party Boss Sampathar , when Samppathar forced himself into the once mighty Killionochchi Army HQ .

    That was soon after Dr Ranil declared “Open House ” on our Tiger beating SLA as the first gesture to GTF and Suren Surendran for their support at the Yahapalana Election.
    And of course followed it up with the decimation of the Army Intelligence Service for the Second Time.
    The rest is History . I mean another chapter of our Mahawamsa History..

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      KASmaalam K.A.Sumanasekera

      Tell me this, as the aspiring Gota b***s carrier do you approve the appointment of Shavendran Selva?

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      Shaveendra is a political ambitious man.Indeed he is good at war front , not an all rounder.Conversely mahesh is good allrounder and he led the SL army in professional manner.Under the normal law army has no power to interfere,but only under eergecy they can interfere.you know only about media men and not real one.mahesh is one of the stratagic planner of the Humantarian opps.He did a tremondous job in planning the entire war with SF,MG amal karunasekara and Gen udatya perera.Those four are the master minds behind this success.Field commanders are supposed to work in accordance with the plan they were given.there fore dont tell lies if you are dont know the truth.

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        When the general is accused with violations, it is best not to get involved in any politics and work as a professional in his job like Air Marshall Roshan Goonetilleke.He should not mingle with any politicians in our dirty country. Serve all communities with respect and safeguard their rights ,but fight against any form of extremism from any religious or community which should be ones duty.

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    Now we can confidently say “Bye” to all the inquiries, investigations related to white van disappearances, attack on journalist, Easter day investigations, Thaj, Lasantha, Noyer investigations, war time crimes, political murders involving journalist and politicians —–etc—-etc. MS from day one shielded criminals and at the end of his tenure , by bringing the accused him self as chief, has effectively neutralized any advances (Investigation) made up to now. We all are now aware how Rajapaksas with the help of bureaucrats forged, faked, hide evidence materials, doctors giving fake autopsy reports, missing files, missing vital evidences, AG dept filing fake materials and cases, misleading investigations ,just in one case where Thaj was murdered. Now we hear the same in Lasantha.s case, We already know what happened with Duminda. This is Lanka,s F – – – – – G “low and odour”.

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      Chiv
      “This is Lanka,s F – – – – – G “low and odour”.
      Native Sinhalayo did not invite you to this country. So mind your fking business and p…off.

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        Dumb Eagle
        Nobody had to invite anyone.
        They came just the same way we came.
        Did anyone invite the Sinhalese to sri Lanka?
        After all there were Native people in Sri Lanka before we arrived, did they invite us? If not, how can we have the moral grounds to make the rules here?
        Think before you write dumbass. Don’t try to all give Sinhalese a bad image just because you are mess up inside.

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    Dictator in the making. This is how hitler came. Problem is it happening in SL.Every citizen is threatend by Gota, not only muslims/tamils. Gota is a killer, he will start with the buddhitst.

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    Read minister Gayantha Karunathilake’s reply in Hansard regarding Gota’s bogus white vans. CT is still engaged in propagating fairy tales………

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    Gota must have ‘formulated’ plans to ‘win’ the election already, knowing the democratic forces massing against him.
    His citizenship is still in doubt, though he got a ‘bogus’ undocumented SL passport.
    He is patron of the BBS and now has the army – intelligence included – on his side.

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    Shavendra is a good leader. He will make necessary changes to minimize or prevent daylight terrorist attacks in future. Mahesh is just a talker no action..

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      You have low standards or don’t care he has not been held accountable for the massacre of thousands of poor people, I guess you don’t care because they are Tamils.

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      Shaveendra is a political ambitious man.Indeed he is good at war front , not an all rounder.Conversely mahesh is good allrounder and he led the SL army in professional manner.Under the normal law army has no power to interfere,but only under eergecy they can interfere.you know only about media men and not real one.mahesh is one of the stratagic planner of the Humantarian opps.He did a tremondous job in planning the entire war with SF,MG amal karunasekara and Gen udatya perera.Those four are the master minds behind this success.Field commanders are supposed to work in accordance with the plan they were given.there fore dont tell lies if you are dont know the truth.

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      Gayantha,

      Mahesh S is too far above shavee.His thinking & planning skills are much more superior than others.issue was they were not given authority under normal law & they were brought following the attack.shavee was appointed in order to accomplish political ambitions and not for the betterment of army neither country.he is working for the political agenda from the beginning of hi s career.this is the truth.

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      Gayantha

      “Shavendra is a good leader. He will make necessary changes to minimize or prevent daylight terrorist attacks in future. “

      How?
      Targeting innocent people with constant bombardment, multi barrel attack on people who had nothing to do with terrorism (in fact they were subjected to state sponsored terrorism by Shavendran Selva ) this man has stolen life of those surrendered to his fellow war criminals and the gold and cash stored in VP’s banks.

      Is it in your considered Fascistic view the person who kills more and more innocent people and steals their cash and gold “good leader”?

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    Coming colour no good! The country under Got-a-baya will be ruled by Rapists, Murderers, Paga Kings, Monkeys who jump from party to party, Kudu mudalalis, and Pinata Seat guys like Dilan and SB Dissanayake. Sad state of affairs.

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      Buddhist,
      Coming colour is Very Good. Gotabhaya will rule this country like Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir Mohamed. Will not allow Para Demala and Para Muslims to play hell and ruin this country.

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        Blind Eagle
        Shameless racist. Thank God, you neither represent nor express the views of the sinhala public.
        I think is that you need an exorcist to save you from the demons you are possessed with.
        The sooner the better, before you integrate permanently ??.
        Then we give you a decent dose of Buddha dharma to pull you back from the brink of doom.
        Give me your address, I will come with a touwil crew. You really need help.

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        Eagle Blind and Brainless Eye

        “Gotabhaya will rule this country like Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir Mohamed.”

        Oh please!
        Read:

        Gene Therapy Treatment Targets Rare Mutation Tied to Blindness
        Advances in gene therapy are yielding new options for treating inherited retinal degenerations, giving specialists new tools — and new hope for patients and families.
        https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/health-tech/gene-therapy-treatment-targets-rare-mutation-tied-to-blindness

        There is a hope at this eleventh hour.

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    Listen people, America does not give too shits about Sri Lanka …. keep believing that Sri Lanka matters to the US.

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    “Between Mahesh Senanayake who was a different type of Army Commander and Kodituwakku they tried to reform Military Intelligence and turn it into a professional intelligence unit.


    LOL
    And yet they didnt know when a terrorist has rallied thousands of goons in support of him, create training camps around the country, train followers, train some of followers to become suicide bombers and exploding several churches and hotels….

    Is this the reformation CT wants in military intelligence putting lives of ppl in risk? Who cares about ppl if Rajapaksas can be attacked? ha….?

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      Sach you are off your top.

      The Defense Minister ignored the warnings. The government was lackadaisical. Even the police chief and the PM were kept out of nationally important meetings.

      Who makes decisions to act, under these circumstances? You may be biased to your gills but one expects the brain to have rational thinking powers which are devoid of slavishly blind tendencies to whatever political camp when making statements in the public domain.

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    Brace yourself Sri Lanka. The racket of the Rajapakse’s have begun.

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    I think Bambaradeniya lost his game. Paw Da Ranil. He is on a vacation on govt money. Military knows that Gotabhaya Rajapakse is not Ranil or his gang. In every country the military is loved it’s people. One reason, Military is most village boys and not the cultas from the city.

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      By the way- wasn’t there an article before this titled ” Sajith vs Gota” or something like that ?
      Wonder why it was removed- according to the author Gota rides the theme “ security” – which is terrible and hence not suitable and shall lose etc etc. whereas Sajith is ……. etc etc etc.

      Seems it’s been removed.

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    The Army Commander Shavendra Silva, recently appointed by MS will do what Shavendra does. Both MS and GR know what Shavendra is good at.
    .
    Shavendra will remember, ordered by the then Defence Secretary GR, he has visited Gnanasara Thera then a foul mouthing clown. Gnanasara has since shown his aversion to Buddha’s messages, outwitted every one by showing his ability in the practice of violence.
    Gnanasara is cunning! Watch out Shavendra.

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    To put a long story short, if Shavendra is promoting Gota’s interests and MY3 is in the other side of Gota then why should MY3 give no extension to Mahesh and appoint Shavendra? If CT story has some value should not it follow that Gota and MY3 are working together. But is it? That is the question at hand.

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    MI or State Intelligence does not need TRC to tap phones or other type of surveillance, author does not even know what he is writing and using hearsay as facts. He does not even know the duties of TRC and MI.
    Downgraded intelligence agencies by ranil+ president and his gang need urgent remedial action and also stop unp stooges running the show with president as a cheer leader or sour leader..
    Countries progress was stopped on its track by wahib’s money that was given to the current mob… What a disgrace to 20 million people of SL.

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    Savage Indira appoint is following, new AG, new CJ, new CDS, new acting IGP, new acting DS. The Police and defense minister under New King. There may be other additional more NEW-s, but that I may not have noticed. This is all what the preparation New tried in Oct 2018, before the third Coup. The fourth coup is to equivocate only to the Media and make them to cry “Wolf, Wolf”. Last week, nothing media predicted happened. So why this Oct 2018 resembling fifth preparation. This could be for a long term plan. It may not be simply for disturb the EP election. EP election cancellation is proposed by Ranil, by passing the 20th amendment. Ranil is thinking that with the current majority, he can have the EP he likes, if he has managed to change the EP selection method. TNA is numb now for losing 70 years; it is indifferent to one more loss. Though TNA would support Ranil’s new idea, the SLMC wouldn’t vote for it. It fears if the EP electing hold of Muslims is lost once, that is permanent. But Ranil is thinking the JVP would. Further some new MPs for this term would not like to conduct EP election that may go out of Ranil’s hand as that EP may dismiss the parliament and have new election. Altogether there are 70 of new MPs they are worried about dismissing the parliament before next September as they all are standing to lose their pension for having not completed five years for pension entitlement. So what will happen in the Diyawanna Lake Palace is a weather forecast exercise for political pundits. Rain or Shine-is nobody knows. So, New King is making his hey for the rainy winter, by placing all kind of new appointees, including the new director for Military intelligence. That is our way of putting the “P” for word Colombo Media started to spell fifth time and stopped with only “C” + “O”+”U”, but not finishing.

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    The fourth coup is not yet over so it is common sense that the fifth one nobody would want to stage now. They are preparing or making the hay for another day to come. New King’s remaining shelf life is only three months. Also, 20A is a possible scenario. So, this way or that way, soon, New King may make departure, not coming back. If anything fruitful has to come out of the fifth, it has at least before the last day. It is at this point we are reminded Ranil and Old King’s meeting early morning 4:00 O’clock on Jan, 9th, 2015 at Temple Tree House. Old King had all the appointment on the way he wanted. About 2,000 relatives and friends, in and out of in all government positions, were shouldering Old King. He even had managed Suanne Rice defeated in her contest for State Secretary position in US. So he was sure that if he loses election listening to Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena, he would get it by the coup. But even the last lobbed effort to a coup to save Old King’s crown was made to lose by John Kerry, whom Old King sought to be the Secretary of State. So Ranil assisted him to escape safely out of TTH. The case of New King is, he even not contesting for the election, because there are no needs for that dream. So there is no other way for him to get back his position other than with a Coup. There is no big deal in a coup in Lankawe as there is no real constitution exists and coup is only an annual celebration like pogroms on minorities. So he is ready for it, on the last day. One thing he has learned is whether one murders the reporters and editors or rewards them with Laptops, the amazing Colombo Media always leak all Lankawe secrets. That is why he wants this time efficient intelligent unit to manage the coup go success this January, beating the media.

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    By the way today,s news. Lankan intelligence had warned government, security and MS the chief, 97 TIMES prior to Easter explosion. Typical Lankawe style, MS is still the president. Pujiths, Hema are facing the music, Intelligence head is kicked out by Shavendra and MS/GR have promised to save the citizens especially the poor and minorities.

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    Senile Eagle, FYI there is a conference on Buddhism and international humanitarian Law to be held in Lanka soon. International and Lankan scholars on Buddhism will be presenting. For a guy who claims to be a Sinhalayo, you should attend this conference to know how much of a true Buddhist you are ???? By attending our Sinhala Pseudo Buddhist too can find out of their contribution (if at all)towards international humanitarian law.

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    As the philosopher Machiavelli said, “The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” Gothabaya will surround himself with some hardliners like Shavendra. This is not a bad choice. Those wishing to set off suicide bombs will think twice, as they know the consequences which will fall on their communities. No one will be walking around Colombo with bombs in the schoolbag. What a disgrace, Ranil did not resign after that failure.

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      Lester,

      Why only Ranil and not Sirisena? …….what’s your reasoning/logic?

      So, the ignorant and uneducated Gota can develop the economy, eh? :))

      Just as I suspected!

      Ah! Lankans!! :))))

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        nimal fernando

        “what’s your reasoning/logic?”

        Fascism as understood in Gödel’s Loophole

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        Nimal Fernando,

        You are really bad at making inferences, aren’t you. Sirisena is not contesting the next election, unlike Ranil who has been a parasite to the country for 30 years and won’t give up his post.

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          Lester,

          Now you make me laugh ………. who is bad at making inferences?

          “What a disgrace, Ranil did not resign after that failure.”

          That is what to you inferred …… that Ranil should resign for the “security failure.”


          “Sirisena is not contesting the next election, unlike Ranil who has been a parasite to the country for 30 years and won’t give up his post.”

          Now you are saying he should resign because he has been there for 30 years.

          Can you make up your mind?

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            Nimal Fernando,

            Ranil is a parasite, Sirisena is not. A parasite leeches off the host organism. Another miss for you on the logical inference side. I think you may have skipped some English tuition classes.

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              Lester,

              Now this is becoming embarrassing …… you are an adult; don’t behave like a child.

              Now then, what would you say about the Rajapakses? …….. Oh boy! this is going to be interesting! :))

              Be happy ….. at least you got one thing right …… I learned English from comic books. And I have already let the forum know that.

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                Nimal Fernando,

                That is funny, you go after the Rajapakses for being uneducated, but your lack of understanding of basic economics, poor English skills, etc. suggest they are more knowledgeable than you. Pot calling kettle black?

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                  Oh! Lester Lester Lester,

                  The problem is, you thought too highly of yourself and thought you can walk in to the forum and dazzle people pretending you have knowledge.

                  I broke you down to size and exposed your charade by asking a few well directed specific questions in economics which you couldn’t answer.

                  You thought no end of yourself and tried to mouth your subjective opinions and generalities and expected people to accept them as gospel truth! ……. And when some in the forum challenged your bull now you are resorting – in true Lankan fashion – to personal insults. There are some in the forum who won’t buy your bull and have the skills to expose you. Now, isn’t that the truth?

                  How’s that for a description of your true character?

                  Sad, No?

                  Give it up Lester I don’t want to hurt you anymore.

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                    Lester

                    Nimal Fernando writes:

                    “Give it up Lester I don’t want to hurt you anymore.”

                    Lester don’t give in to Nimal’s rational arguments and logical conclusions.
                    Carry on, if you can’t play the ball play the man.
                    Please continue, you are rest assured you find only a hand full of informed rationalists, they stand no chance, they are in the minority, they can’t pull you up to their level and then beat you with their experience.

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                    Nimal Fernando,

                    As I said, you suffer from severe reading comprehension difficulties. I asked you how Adolf Hitler was able to achieve 0% unemployment, which is the wet dream of all your “educated” friends at the Central Bank. Even though I highly doubt you work at any bank, other than in a cleaning capacity.

                    “One of the most influential and widely read American economists of the twentieth century was John Kenneth Galbraith…. The Hitler regime’s economic policy, Galbraith goes on, involved “large scale borrowing for public expenditures, and at first this was principally for civilian work — railroads, canals and the Autobahnen [highway network]. The result was a far more effective attack on unemployment than in any other industrial country.” / 1 “By late 1935,” he also wrote, “unemployment was at an end in Germany. By 1936 high income was pulling up prices or making it possible to raise them … Germany, by the late thirties, had full employment at stable prices. It was, in the industrial world, an absolutely unique achievement.” / 2

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                      Oh! Lester,

                      Now your arguments are getting ridiculous ……. no one was talking of Hitler.

                      Now, who lacks not comprehension ….. but basic understanding?

                      In true Lankan “educated-man” fashion, now you are trying to display irrelevant “book knowledge” about some totally unrelated claptrap.

                      This is what you said about Central Banks,

                      “When they guess right, you have economic “boom” and when they’re wrong, economic “recession.” “

                      And this is what I said,

                      “That’s too simplistic.”

                      For the simple reason …….. economic-cycles predates Central Banks.

                      Then I asked you – not guess like the Central Banks – to use your training in Economics and tell us how you would handle this specific situation,

                      “After more than a decade the Fed cut interest rates last July ……. Is their action right/wrong/neutral? ……. If you were Jerome Powell what would have you done differently to manage the economy better?”

                      Even now without beating about the bush please please please please ……… can you answer that? So that the readers will know the depth of your knowledge in Economics.

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                      continued,

                      Lester, you got one thing right ……. true! I don’t have enough “education” to work even as a toilet cleaner ……… but isn’t it a shame that such a man is running circles around you? :))

                      I don’t give a rat’s behind about Economics other than what I want to know for investing ……… and in the stock-market wobble in last December I made more money than Gota made in the MIG deal. ……… I didn’t have to rob anyone. I didn’t have to kill anyone. I didn’t have to resort to bogus patriotism ………

                      If you ask me I will tell you (without beating about the bush like you) in specific detail how exactly I did it. Then, perhaps you can put your “book knowledge” to some practical use.

                      So you don’t have to suck up to a serial-killer and a swindler like Gota for a job.

                      Just think what self-respect that will give you! ……… think, think, think …….. if you are capable.

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                      Nimal Fernando,

                      You are conveniently forgetting your original question. Let’s post it here:

                      nimal fernando / September 4, 2019

                      “Then why don’t they do away with Central Banks altogether? Your reasons please.”

                      I have answered this question in detail. You are also convinced only educated people can manage an economy. I gave a historical example (Third Reich) to show you’re wrong. Now you’re convinced economics is related to the stock market (gambling), yet another logical fallacy. If I were you, I would stay far away from the stock market, there are enough fools losing their money every day.

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                      Lester,

                      I have to write this here because the reply “button” is missing from your last comment.

                      Let’s be honest here …… if we can

                      I asked you a series of specific simple questions; not one …….. so please don’t cherry-pick and change the wordings/substance to wiggle out of giving specific answers.

                      “Then why don’t they do away with Central Banks altogether? Your reasons please.”

                      Your answer proved my point …….. that the pros outweigh the cons. The Central Banks have a useful function/role in the economy and not the only reason for economic cycles. We can argue till the cows come home about the wisdom of their actions in specific instances. But that’s different matter altogether.

                      The question what actions you would’ve taken if you were Jerome Powell was together with the other question …….. you cherry picked the one to answer where you could keep away from specifics. :))

                      “You are also convinced only educated people can manage an economy.”

                      Now this is where you totally change the substance of my comment ………. I also included “knowledge” and reminded you of it in my second comment. I didn’t ask you about the rest of the world but to stay away from generalities and give the name of an uneducated Lankan politician who is capable of developing the economy. ……. because I’m convince Lankans are a special breed and getting commercial flights to take off from Katunayake and land in Mattala five minutes later takes pride of place in the annuls of acts of stupidity.

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                      Continued

                      Giving the name of an uneducated Lankan politician you conveniently avoided! :)) ……. Are you trying to say in a roundabout way that Gota the Lankan Hitler can avoid all the mistakes of the Third and create a pristine Fourth Reich in Lanka? :)))

                      “Now you’re convinced economics is related to the stock market”

                      Again changing the substance to suit you …….. where exactly did I say that? Investing in the stock market is no different to investing in a business; if one knows what one is doing. There is a thing call “margin of safety” ….. Seth Klarman wrote a good piece on it. The stages of the economic cycles are important for investing. Howard Marks and Ray Dalio wrote some pieces about the cycles recently. Do you want me to elaborate?

                      “If I were you, I would stay far away from the stock market”

                      Lester I’m not you …… I have made my own way in the world only with “honesty of thought” as my guidance …….. without sucking up to anyone; avoiding serial-killers and swindlers like the plague ……..

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                      Lester,

                      Please think before you write.

                      “If I were you, I would stay far away from the stock market, there are enough fools losing their money every day.”

                      If that’s the case, then why are many retirement/pension/mutual/indexed funds, people’s 401Ks, Harvard, Yale, Ivy-league endowments …… invested in the stock market? Are they all fools? :))

                      “I gave a historical example (Third Reich) to show you’re wrong.”

                      Don’t you think it’s a wee bit unwise for an economist like you to compare apples with oranges ……. compare 1930 – 1940s Germany to 2019 Lanka? Look at the advancement Germany had in the 1930’s in every sphere …… does 2019’s Lanka even come close to that? Only an Lankan “economist” will try to compare thoroughbreds with donkeys!

                      Lester, what you are trying to do is turn back time ……. in the days of yore, all the great artisans/composers/philosophers ……… Leonardo/Mozart/Hegel …….. had a benefactor/sponsor ……. and today, you, a great Lankan economist is trying to get Gota to be your benefactor!

                      Do you want me to give you a recommendation? ….. It may be not worth the paper it’s written on!

                      But one can always try! :))

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    Shavendra, will support Gota for sure. Gots is also likely to win only because the UNP doesn’t have strong candidate yet.

    If Gota wins the presidency his title “murderer ” will always precede Hon. President. So Shavendra can do whatever he wants for his murderous boss nothing with change public opinion.

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