25 May, 2019

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Sirisena Now Says Easter Bombings Informed At 10.00 AM Amidst Singapore Shenanigans: More Questions To Malalgoda Commission

President Sirisena, in a defensive and self- glorifying speech at the parliament stated that he was informed of the Easter Sunday attacks at 10.00 AM. As Singapore current time is two and half hours ahead Sri Lanka time, 10.00 AM Singapore time would mean that it was 7.30 AM Sri Lanka time. The synchronised suicide bombings that claimed over 250 lives occurred between 8.30 to 9.00 AM Sri Lanka time.

“Fundamentally, on 21st April when this incident occurred as known to all, I was criticized for being overseas. Whilst I was in Singapore, on 21st of April at 10.00 AM it was reported to me. I thought about this incident at this time, and I was shaken and pained. I wondered how this happened. It was not possible to understand in the first instance that an international terrorist organisation was involved,” the President said last night.

“I got to know about the incident at 10.00 AM whilst in Singapore. At about 12.00 PM, a friend of mine who was with me showed me a letter issued by a DIG that was shared on social media. When I saw that letter I thought that the security forces have known about this incident beforehand,” Sirisena told parliament.

“If the President meant 10.00 AM Singapore time, then it confirms that the President cum Commander In Chief of our republic was informed of the attacks good one hour ahead of the bombings. Alternatively, if he meant 10.00 AM Sri Lanka time then he was informed of this national emergency a good two and a half hours after the incident. Both these scenarios are equally disturbing. The first possibility shows callous and criminal negligence of duty and the second, a dangerous breakdown of communication,” our source at the Ministry of Defence who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons told Colombo Telegraph.

“President’s speech today can be a game changer for the Malalgoda Commission appointed to look in to the security and administrative failures connected to this terror attack. As done by the Bond Scam Commission, the phone recordings of those concerned should be scrutinised. They must be used to establish if the impending attack was informed to the President. Phone recording of calls between the President and DIG Jayawardhane should be analysed, Further, gate logs of the Presidential Secretariat and the President’s residence should also be scrutinised to confirm the encounters between the two. The minutes and log entries of meetings that occurred prior to the bombings, between the President and DIG Jayawardhane, should be perused,” our source further stated.

The Sunday Times Political Column of 05th May reported that at a meeting with an opposition delegation which comprised of Mahinda Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, G.L. Peiris, Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Dullas Alahapperuma (SLPP), Dinesh Gunawardena (Mahajana Eksath Peramuna), Wimal Weerawansa (National Freedom Front), Vasudeva Nanayakkara (Democratic Left Front), Udaya Gammanpila (Pivithuru Hela Urumaya) and Tissa Vitharana (Lanka Sama Samaja Party), President Sirisena rubbished Colombo Telegraph’s exclusive report that he was pre-warned thrice about these bombings. Interestingly none of the MPs of the opposition present had made any comment discrediting Colombo Telegraph.

The Sunday Times said: “In high security circles, serious concerns have been raised over a turf war that is going on particularly within the State Intelligence Service (SIS). It is the premier national intelligence agency. As reported earlier, a plethora of so-called “intelligence reports” warning against actions by Sri Lankan pro-ISIS terror groups were released to the social media. Then came reports saying that the SIS Director DIG Nilantha Jayawardena had a meeting with President Sirisena to personally brief him on the threats – a claim strongly denied by Sirisena. Now, tape-recorded mobile phone conversations have been selectively leaked, raising the all-important question whether elements within were endangering national security interests, whilst engaged in a game of pointing the finger at the highest levels of the government. In the process, they are also baring the fact that mobile phones are also being snooped on with new equipment. One need hardly say this is an extremely dangerous situation. The question is whether this would also be ignored much the same way intelligence warnings were.

The matter transpired at the discussion President Sirisena had with leaders of the Opposition parties. He named the person behind one English website operating from London and declared they had reported that he received a personal warning from SIS Chief DIG Nilantha Jayawardena. This so-called exclusive account, the President claimed, was a fabrication. A loquacious UNF minister also made reference to the claim at a news conference on Tuesday saying it was true, but added the remarks were off-the-record.  Yet, what he said has been tape recorded by many who attended the event.”

A President’s Counsel commenting to Colombo Telegraph on the condition of anonymity stated “analyse carefully the content and the body language during the President’s speech. They only reinforce his track record as a pathological liar. Day by day he has been changing the story about his involvement in the failure to protect the security of the nation. He took great care not to respond to a single allegation levelled against him about being aware of the impending threat of the bombings. Unlike other politicians implicated, he ensured not to even mention that ‘he was not informed of this threat’. That omission was not by chance. It was deliberate avoidance of blame and questions from the opposition. He purposively avoided mentioning whether he meant 10.00 AM Singapore time or Sri Lanka time. His speech was cunningly crafted to wriggle out of responsibility”

“This story has more loopholes than the obvious bungle ups. Sirisena left the country with his family to Thirupathi to obtain the blessings for his Son Daham’s impending wedding. He left his family in Thrupathi and travelled alone to Singapore. What was the purpose his lone holiday to Singapore? Whom did he meet? What was he avoiding? What was the important thing or person at Singapore end that made Sirisena completely neglect the thrice warned national security issue?,” a Foreign Ministry source asked.

“Is Sirisena attempting to absolve his sins by getting an interim report issued by Justice Malalgoda that resulted in punishing the former defence secretary and the IGP? They were innocent people who were slain while praying their God. The role of the Malalgoda commission, therefore, borders on the divine. The integrity of the members of the commission are hanging in the balance. Over two hundred and fifty death are on one side of the balance. We are closely watching Justice Malalgoda and the two other gentlemen to see what their legacy would be. Will they do justice to 250 perished souls and their ever grieving families? Will they do justice by the citizens who are demanding justice? Will they do a job that would allow them to sleep in peace at night?,” These are the questions that the Malalgoda Commission should answer, the President’s Counsel said.

Listen to the speech from 01 hour: 41 minutes from the link below to listen to the President’s speech:

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  • 16
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    Anyone notice the size of his stomach!!??

    • 11
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      Yes. I think he is in the 7th month.

    • 13
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      Oops! My comment is gone! I didn’t mean to take president’s culpability for the massive security failure away from him. Misinformation given to the president by his Intel chief doesn’t make make him less guilty b’cos it was president himself as the head of national security who created the environment for the failure. They both should have resigned immediately. Instead, SL public is acting like tamed elephants (have the power but not the will) watching how president slowly slipping away along with his trusted Intel chief from his guilt via a fake commission called Malagoda which, according to his own words in the parliament, he decided to appoint while he was still in Singapore. To me, it sounds like he already had this commission in mind even before he went on the vacation.

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      That probably is after greedily gobbling up Singapore’s Banana Leaf restaurant food. It will further expand more after gorging at the Hilton following the wedding of his son today, while the drought stricken village peasants and underpaid tea plantation workers in the island starve.

    • 3
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      He is pregnant

      • 0
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        It’s twins.

    • 2
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      TOP COMMENT!

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      Kumaran,

      Yes, it is very heavy and full of lies.

  • 18
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    Is there any provision in the law of our land wherein the people of this nation can impeach a President and all members of parliament?

    We’ve had Presidents and Prime Ministers, but this Joker takes the cake. We should be shot with our own crap for electing these morons.

  • 10
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    Why to be surprised. I myself have read a man to have been pregnant and gave a birth to a healthy child two years ago in the states.
    Why you guys seem to have not read it. With our President the silliest could happen that easily. He does not seem to care anything to nation, but to him.
    And I also ready, this had been done by Mahind Jarafukse; though you would not surprise him to have involved there right Makiyo.

  • 9
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    There is no other way but to go alone for Tamils.
    Those who made bomb were all let gone. But one person who has a Tamil name is only held, though he has nothing to do this bomb making. The Jaffna University boys are held without bail. It was portrait hanged there for 15 years ago. Now these boys are being punished. The idiot Police person asked people in the meeting if they were imbecilic enough not to remove even after they had given warning that they would come to check. What a big arrogant talk from a Sinhala Buddhist Modaya! But that fool doesn’t know that is the question the entire world is asking from his boss. After three times India warned that they are coming to bomb Tamil Churches and Tourist Hotels, why didn’t he do anything about Indian warning? The foolish Rapist police personnel have such big headedness that the Tamils boys’ should be clean everything that was put there 15 years ago, otherwise the rapist police will hold them for terrorism under PTA that law the whole word has told to Aanduwa from 2009 to remove, but nobody knows why they could not remove.
    There is no other way but to go alone for Tamils to get out of this double standard genocide actions.

    • 6
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      If Saradiel, Puran Appu and such others are now rehabilitated freedom Sinhalese heroes, why not let the Jaffna University’s Tamil University have the framed mug face of failed Sun God Tamil terrorist Prabakaran which has been hanging for the past fifteen years in the student’s union room and served to remind them about the failure of terrorism in 2009 remain hanging.

      Why must the police interfere now in 2019 by arresting two office bearers of the said union and object to their bail under the uncivilised PTA law?

      Is it not to divert the attention of the people in the South from the utter failure of the consequences of the security lapses occasioned by the ugly infighting between the two Sinhalese political factions vying for power?

    • 4
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      Mallaiyuran,
      “There is no other way but to go alone for Tamils.”
      Fine, go ahead and see.
      —–
      The strange thing is ordinary Demala people in the North are asking rapist Army and Police (according to Wellala politicians) to give them protection.

      • 3
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        Eagle Blind Eye

        “The strange thing is ordinary Demala people in the North are asking rapist Army and Police (according to Wellala politicians) to give them protection.”

        Don’t be stupid.
        It was a cunning plan on the part of the crafty Vellala in order to bring the armed forces to streets in huge numbers and make them target and the Islamist Global Caliphate terrorists job much easier.
        Now you too stupid man have fallen for Vellala shenanigans.

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        Eagle,

        That is the Biryani and Arrack(haux),which Colombo Media cooked delivered to you bringing rice from Moon. By looking at your face Colombo Media judge what do you deserve and deliver accordingly. By Eating daily the Colombo Media Biryani Hallucination is why you the Sinhala Buddhist roam in the Colombo roads like mad dogs seeking Pogrom looting and rapes and murders.
        Tell me a day Colombo Media posted a real News, It created Zero Casualty out of 150,000 murders. At the time of our, you Check in Wikipedia about Chandrika bombing Navali Church. That is the War for Peace, ISIS Chandrika did in Jaffna.

  • 6
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    Has anybody noted the Presidents Stomach?

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      You mean a fourth Child? I don’t think so. Too Old. Time over!

      I think frequent visit to Jaffna Kallu Kottils or Eazumalaiyanin Theeirtham.

      (Shameless buggers got a lot of remittances from New Colonial Master,. Wahhabi King Abdullah. )

  • 14
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    “This Gamarala President who broke the law 4 times during the constitutional crisis has made a mockery by retaining the Ministry of Law along with the Defense Ministry and being a pathological
    liar that he did not receive prior warnings from his Pet DIG of Police
    It is irrelevant what monkey business he is alleged to have been upto in S’pore but by keeping the advanced warnings to himself the blood of over 250 including the innocent Foreigners are on his hands
    This President should resign if he has any accountability or be impeached by a vote in Parliament”

  • 4
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    Eagle Eye !
    I accept you have eagle eye that can see the far dark corners. You have the memory power of an Elephant as well. But unfortunately you don’t seem to have the brains of birds and animals either. Nevertheless, I appreciate your comments for the venom embedded in your noble intentions.

  • 6
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    As to where the blame lies for the 2019 Ester Sunday will be discussed till the cows come home.
    Sunday Times of 05 May reported that at a meeting with MS, a delegation led by MR & GR claimed that MS was warned three days earlier. MS rubbished this.
    They are united in one thing i.e. Estimating the BBS contribution.
    .
    The feeling now is that there was a hand behind the tragedy.
    PS: GR had a headache and has gone to Singapore for Panadol. The Colombo Panadol is no good.

  • 2
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    Knew he was incompetent but never thought he could be so cunning.

  • 2
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    Why are you all attacking Gamaya Sirisena . People say that it is because he cant speak English He cant speak Tamil either other than saying Vannakam Let him enjoy the last few months as President He will return to Polonaruwa and start doing farming without burning the fields and he burned the Churches and Hotels

  • 5
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    why hasnt malalgoda commission questioned the president?

  • 5
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    Sirisena was warned 15 times according to SF but he just sat there and ignored it.

    • 2
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      Yes, he behaved like the Captain of the Titanic!

      • 0
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        NO! At least poor Captain Smith did the decent thing and went down with the ship. Never made any lame excuses, and did his utmost best in his last hour for those in his care. Gamarala would not recognise honour if it crept up and bit him on his bum.

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      Taraki

      “Sirisena was warned 15 times according to SF but he just sat there and ignored it.”

      The entire security establishment was focussing on inside Samabandan’s Amude, carefully monitoring LTTE’s movement. They cannot be in two places at the same time.
      Only a few weeks ago LTTE killed two policemen in the East.

      Do you want the police to arrest LTTE on trumped up charges or let them go free as they should be?

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        No Native, I want the police to arrest you for impersonating an Ayurvedic doctor. I sent a link to SF’s speech but it was deleted.

    • 1
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      Taraki,
      Ombelbe Thero is getting sacred to come to know the swords inside the Mosques are to do Suneth. Man, he thinks, then, there is no way to control the Afani Donkeys multiplying Lanakwe. Foolish Army commander is saying not to worry about the Swords because they all rusted and cannot cut. Probably because that kind of torture the kids want to join ISIS when they grow up. (Desensitized to pain at birth? So stupid man all the questions and answers in Colombo Media- perfect Punnakku- It is only food for donkeys)

      Earlier Rapist Army bombed the Saithamaru home. New King visited to see if the job was well done. Not happy. He ordered not to take reporters to raiding area.

      Rishard complained that when the raids were going, Media relayed Sari wearing women, so this is hindering them going with Burqa to school.

      Rishard has gone to foreign country to submit the bill and collect the payment for job well done. Colombo media spreading a story he was advised to stay out of Lankawe to prevent arrest. I hear Zahran too was given the same advise, but he missed to run out because he couldn’t decide between passports having his pictures of Hajiar look and ISIS look.

    • 0
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      Taraki,
      Getting any reports is not going to work until he knows how to read it and understand. Poor fellow.

  • 2
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    Gamarala can be sued even after 2019 when he loses his Presidency, for the misdeeds he did while being President.

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