17 July, 2019

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Special Cabinet Meeting: Desperate Sirisena Throws A Tantrum, Demands Suspension Of PSC Proceedings

A desperate Sirisena had thrown a tantrum at the special Cabinet meeting today, demanding a suspension of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday attacks. He had even threatened to boycott all government activities and meetings until his demand is met.

A desperate Sirisena embarrassed by the information that is unravelling before the PSC probing Easter attacks, had put all cards on the table just to be met with rejection from the Cabinet who duly informed him that decisions pertaining to the PSC are made by Parliament and there was nothing they could do.

He had said the PSC was a political witch hunt against him, aimed at tainting his image and added he even wrote to the Speaker, asking to put a stop to Committee proceedings as they obstructed five ongoing cases linked to Easter attacks. He says he was disappointed to see the Speaker did not take it up before Parliament today as per Parliament tradition.

Sirisena had added he is ready to answer any questions levelled at him, not just by the PSC members but all other Parliamentarians but that he is not prepared to do it in front of media.

Sirisena has sought Attorney General Dappula de Livera’s ‘opinions’ to also try to impose barriers on the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to prevent the truth from getting out; that he is directly culpable in the loss of over 250 lives in the Easter bombings.

The PSC had come under heavy attack today even during Sirisena’s meeting with Police chiefs in the evening.

Sirisena had said he will not permit a single security officer currently serving in active duty, to appear before the PSC and that he will take full responsibility for them.

Funny claim coming from a man who in the aftermath of the Easter attacks tried to coerce suspended IGP Pujith Jayasundara to accept the blame so he can clear his name.

Meanwhile, its puzzling what Livera’s concerns must be, given the three bench judge at the Supreme Court, that took up suspended IGP’s Fundamental Rights petition today had not raised any such concerns and decided to take up the Petition for consideration on June 24.

Related posts:

Exclusive: Sirisena Briefed About Easter Sunday Attacks 10 Days Before: Protects SIS Chief, Lies About IGP And Defence Secretary 

Sirisena’s SIS Issued Orders To Stop Police Investigations Into Extremist Muslim Groups – IGP Pujith Jayasundara

Easter Attack: IGP Pujith Jayasundara’s FR Petition Against Sending Him On Compulsory Leave – Full Text

Sirisena’s SIS Issued Orders To Stop Police Investigations Into Extremist Muslim Groups – IGP Pujith Jayasundara

Easter Attacks PSC: Pujith Takes Petty Sirisena To The Cleaners

Sirisena Gets Desperate: All Out To Stop PSC Into Easter Attacks!

IGP Pujith Says Sirisena Tried To Bribe Him With Ambassadorial Post In Return For Absorbing Easter Attacks Blame

Ex-Defence Secretary Hemasiri Lays Bare Sirisena’s Pig Headedness

Easter Attacks PSC: Sirisena’s SIS Is As Inept As He Is

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  • 41
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    It looks like that mental disorder runs in the family. Who’d take up recommending a psychiatric assessment.

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      Will your ‘bitch’ mother conduct the test inside her loin cloth?

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      As much as it pains me to say this ……… the truth needs to be said.

      Sirisena is the price the country had to pay to get rid of a potential several decades long Rajapakse family dynasty. ……… Consider the 2 alternatives and decide which is better.

      Lanka is not a “all or nothing” shindig …………. it’s always “one step at a time.”

      We should know the people we are dealing with; like our own people ………… only too well!

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      How perceptive was this guy Yeats ……… to write this in 1919 about Lanka!

      To all the ultra-Sinhalese-Buddhists Native, Old Codger, Sinhalese-Man, J&F, Sarath, Sharmini, Shyamon ……….. from the ultra-rationalist-camp Eagle-eye, Jim-Softy, Champa, Ramona, Tarki, Wannihami ……… who try to convince them every day that lion blood does not flow in human veins. :))

      An ode to a nation on a downward spiral …….. with every actor getting cruder by the hour …………. With apologies to ol’ William Butler Yeats :))

      Turning and turning in the widening gyre
      The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
      Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
      Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
      The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
      The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
      The best lack all conviction, while the worst
      Are full of passionate intensity.

      Surely some revelation is at hand;
      Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
      The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
      When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
      Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
      A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
      A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
      Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
      Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
      The darkness drops again; but now I know
      That twenty centuries of stony sleep
      Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
      And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
      Slouches towards Buddhist-Sinhalesedom to be born?

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      1). If the current trend continues, anarchy wont be far off. It is up to all fair minded persons to recognize ‘wrong’ as ‘wrong’ and not couch it in white paint. That includes all those who try to defend the indefensible.

      2.). Our legislators must rise above petty partisanship and see the imminent danger ahead. They must LEAD the nation.

      3).. Demonstrations, public agitation and various acts of attempted immolation by chest beating ‘nationalists’ and religious fundamentalists should be banned forth with, and strong jail terms for such irresponsible action be applied.

      4). Parliamentarians who cannot control their tongues and who utter variously to incite, be driven away from parliament and then put away.

      5). Newspaper editors should write editorials which serve as strictures against ALL who govern us – from President downwards, if they are guilty of pig-headed governance. Right now, such strident action from the Editors is absent or if prevalent, such strictures are with a feather…

      This is a great country, but one does not need a crystal ball to note that its fracture beyond repair isn’t very far off. Very little preventive measures are in place and our leaders are simply, too short sighted.

      The crying need of the hour are men of stature in leadership roles. Men who are patriots instead of nationalists or religious fundamentalists and political opportunists.

      The terrible consequences of the present ‘drift’ cannot be missed by those who love this country.

  • 35
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    SillySena,
    Suggest you resign and we can CONsider to get you a Diplomatic posting to Hades.
    Else, you will not even be entitled to a pension as a result of losing your Civic Rights.

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      Ahfzil – There are quite a number of electric chairs to be filled. Two vacancies (Mahendra Rajafucksha and Gotler Rajafucksha) currently remain unfilled because of Ranilpaksha. I have a strong feeling that Gonna-Sena might jump the queue!

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    Behaviour of Sirisena is that of a person who is guilty wanting to cover it up. The reason given of disclosing security details to the commission is a lame one. Slowly truth is coming out and he is panicking. From the facts coming out it is reasonable to believe that this crime has been committed by Sirisena and due to the silence of Rajapakse brothers, they too are a complicity. Probably this plan would have been hatched at the long meeting held between Mahinda and Sirisena in March. Some forces which want Mahinda to come to power is behind it with assistance of an intelligence agency of a south Asian country. It is revealed that during Mahinda’s regime funds were paid from defense ministry to Muslim groups in the east to harass Tamils. Mahinda recently said that when he was in power they infiltrated these terror groups with their agents. who these agents he did not say, but we could decipher that they they were Pakistanis, as Pakistani Intelligence agency had been working with Muslim groups promoting hatred against Tamils. As long as these Terror group activity is confined to attacking Tamils, it was fine for governments past and present. If you analyse carefully, the terrorists never attacked Buddhist temples, because the backers of this carnage did not want any Buddhist casualty, but decided that lives of Catholics are dispensable to fulfill their agenda. Soon after the incident, Muslim propagandist and Sinhala apologists started accusing USA and Israel as those behind it, to throw a red herring. (Contd)

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      If there is any blame on Israel & USA in any quarter , then its got emanate from Pakistan . No doubt.

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      Dr.G.S
      One Hundred and Fifteen batches of Tamil civilians were butchered during 1958 to 2001.
      This has been forgotten.
      http://www.nesohr.org/files/Lest_We_Forget.pdf

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        Dr. GS, wonder whether you are also a diaspora man. Keep manufacturing figures. Who had been the victims were the Sinhalese, who were butchered by Prabhakaran. But the worst butcher was Sangili , the usurper, who ruled Jaffna, who butchered many thousands of Sinhalese, the original inhabitants of the country.

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    Sirisena appears to be fighting for survival as a politician and maybe has dim hope of contesting again.
    The Keselwatte Kid appears to be best candidate, so far.

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      justice – I have indicated before our best bet is Mangala for President, Rt.Honourable Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka (and lawful former president) for Defence, Law & Order and Keselwatte Kid as PM. Pachaya Sillysena, Medamulana Meeharaka Percy Mahendra Rajafucksha, National Hangman GOTLER and Ranilpaksha have the requisite qualifications to be sealed in a cesspit. Venereal Gandasara is a good candidate for animal feed. BTW, the Rajafucksha’s are behind the scene to come back to power with the backing of our grass-eating voters of Sorry Lanka!

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        Srilanka needs a president who is fearless and acceptable to all Mangala with outspoken attitude is the best bet

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        mike,
        Sarath Fonseka was convicted of corruption by the very same army he commanded and sent to jail for three years.
        Nations will laugh if he is made a minister.

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        Mike you have added some spice to these boring comments.
        Keep batting !

    • 0
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      justice

      Going for the best is the curse for the country.

      To the deciding segment, one who gives the best possible-like impossible promise is the best.

      Your best choice gambles through lotteries & grab crown property to locate matchbox size houses; thus making impossible-like a possible @ the expense to the nation.

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    (Contd) Immediately it was said that this was a retaliation to attack on a church in New Zealand. Then it was said only a fringe elements in NTJ are responsible and not the entire outfit. Since this type of attack requires preparation over several years, the theory of retaliation to church attack was trashed. The arrest of over 2000 Muslims as part of this terrorist group, dismisses the theory that only a small section was involved. Then they said since Buddhists attacked Muslims and destroyed mosques that Muslims have taken to violence. But the fact that it was Catholics who were attacked and churches destroyed and not the lives and temples of Buddhist, contradicts this claim. Top politicians in both government and opposition knew about it and wanted to make use of it for their political agendas. Original plan was to attack churches and tourist resorts in the east where deaths will be those of Tamils and foreigners. Unfortunately these terrorists attacked Colombo killing Sinhalese and policemen. Even then majority of the dead are Tamils, as it was the Tamil service at St. Anthony’s Kochchikade that was targeted. As for Negombo was the wrong church selected, because if St. Sebastian’s at Wellaweediya was targeted it would have been Tamil speaking Barathas and Tamil speaking Sinhalese who would have died, and not Sinhalese. (Contd)

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      dr.Gnana

      “The arrest of over 2000 Muslims as part of this terrorist group, “

      where did you get this figure from.Local media says 200-300 suspects,not terrorists.

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        This number was quoted by police spokesman. Yes they are suspected of offences related to terrorism. This was the case when Tamils were arrested as suspected terrorists. According to PTA, suspect has to prove his innocence, and therefore unlike normal cases, they are treated as guilty unless otherwise proved. That is the reason why so many Tamils are still in prison for over 15 years without a trial.

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          Dr. Gnana

          “The arrest of over 2000 Muslims as part of this terrorist group, dismisses the theory that only a small section was involved.”

          “This was the case when Tamils were arrested as suspected terrorists.”

          Are you saying that a large section of the Tamil community was also involved in terrorist activities?

          What have you got to say about the number, 1,665 of them, who have been released on bail, with 423 held on remand and 211 held on detention? Would that still “dismiss the theory that only a small section was involved.”?

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            Muhandiram, there is a difference between Tamil terrorism and Muslim terrorism, which has been accepted by even Sinhala extremists. Until 1983 when a planned pogrom was unleashed on Tamils killing over 3000 people that the support for Tamil armed groups soared. At the beginning no Tamil gave financial support, and these Tamil armed groups robbed banks to sustain their activity. It is only after 1983 that Tamil diaspora who had to migrate to escape discrimination started funding. Until 1984, Tamil armed groups only attacked Sinhala establishment and not civilians. It is only after that when Sinhala security forces started killing Tamil civilians that they started targeting Sinhala civilians. As the fight was against Sinhalese, they never touched Muslims though since early 70s Muslims were acting as spies for the government. It is only after repeated pleadings to stop it and after repeated warnings to stop killing Tamils which went unheeded that they attacked Muslims. Strangely after Katankudi massacre Muslims stopped attacking Tamils. How do you explain to this behaviour of Muslims who had to wait till a tragedy occurs to their community to stop their atrocity on Tamils. Subsequent to understanding reached by Muslim and Tamil leaders, there were no incidents. (Contd)

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              (Contd) In the case of Muslim terrorism, they have been funded by government at first and by Muslim countries later. Unlike Tamil terrorism, Muslim terrorism has been supported by Muslim politicians, businessmen and professionals from the very beginning, which is now coming to light. Just because government and opposition politicians want to cover this up because of their political support and funding of individuals, you cannot deny this. When Muslims complain of attacks by Buddhists, how do you explain killing of Tamils and Catholics who had not done anything, unless you go on the Islamic .principles that lives of any non believer is dispensable whether they have committed any crime on Muslims or not. Why should all Muslim politicians resign when Muslim politicians against whom there is evidence of supporting Muslim terrorism were asked to resign, unless they are of the view that the allegation against Muslim politicians are wrong. Attacks on Muslims by Buddhists started only after 2009, and if you total the number of deaths of Muslims in these incidents it is less than 10, while Muslim terrorists have killed about 150 Tamils and 100 Sinhalese in a single episode. Sinhalese are now saying that Tamil terrorism was not as ruthless as Muslim terrorism. Governments of past and present are to blame for all these, for promoting Muslim terrorism against Tamils, which has now descended on Sinhalese.

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              Dr.Gnana

              Please understand that this is NOT Muslim terrorism. Some misguided fellows who are Muslims by name carried out a horrendous attack and, believe me, there will be NO MORE such attacks by such Crazies calling themselves Muslims as the leader himself is no more along with other crazies. And their outfit is almost eliminated.

              Tamil Terrorism is a totally different story and no need to dwell on that.

              You are TOTALLY WRONG about that Tamils not Touching the Muslims and it is TOTALLY ABSURD for you to claim that the Muslims were “acting as spies government” “since the early 1970s”. when there was NO NEED as there was NO war and NO Tamil terror groups.in the 1970s.

              Fact is, there were some misguided Muslim youths who were members of the Tamil terror groups till the LTTE started attacking Muslims. There were even some misguided Muslim youths who were LTTE ers and who were even leaders in some areas like Eravur and Akkaraipattu

              As for your other baseless claim that Muslims attacked the Tamils when the Tamils did not attack the Muslims, please note whatever attacks made on the Tamils by Muslims were mere pin pricks and that too in response to major attacks on the Muslims by Tamil terror groups.

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        Shankar
        I posted a reply 2 yr question about bombing in London but the site has now been archived.

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          manel

          i posted the reply to that.The article has not been archived in my laptop.It seems for you the colombo telegraph articles are being archived,but for me not archived.

          ps.are you on the https://www.colombotelegraph.com

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        Shankar,
        Just to back Gnana up, in his Daily Mirror column today, DBS Jeyaraj gives the following details about arrests of people who supported or were suspected of supporting “NJT/terrorist groups”:
        2,289 arrested on suspicion,
        1,665 of which were freed or released on bail, &
        423 kept remanded, &
        211 detained for interrogation

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      Dr. Gnana

      “Then it was said only a fringe elements in NTJ are responsible and not the entire outfit.”

      From where did you get this? Fact is NTJ itself is a FRINGE group with a hundred or two hundred members.

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        When Tamil armed movement started there was no LTTE. After a few years there was a split for leadership in PLOTE and Prabaharan left it and started New Tamil Tigers which transformed into LTTE. Therefore at the beginning LTTE was a fringe group with only a few members, and later bloomed into a full force, after violently subduing other groups. NTJ was a fringe group in 2009 based only in east, but not now as it has a network spreading over rest of the country. Training camps were found in Puttalam, Hambantota, Nuwaraeliya etc in addition to eastern province. They say there was difference in opinion in NTJ about bombing. If police is allowed to conduct proper investigation, more will come out about the true status of NTJ.

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          Dr. Gnana, please DON’T let your imagination RUN RIOT..

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            Muhandiram, Which part of ‘Dr. Gnana Sankaralingam’s comment you find is imaginary. (Every bit of information available to us, CT readers, suggests otherwise.)

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    (Contd) Sirisena knew about the attack and went to India on a false pretext of going on pilgrimage. He was slow to react when informed of the incident. They wanted retaliation against Muslims and put the blame on Catholics, and were disappointed when Catholics showed restraint. Several top politicians in government and opposition including some JVP have received money from Muslim politicians and businessmen, who are being accused of supporting Muslim terrorists, and want this swept under. Tamils have been complaining of Muslim terror in east and Mannar for a long time, but none of the governments took note of it. Politicians like Hisbullah and Bathurdeen had been doing dirty jobs to keep Tamils suppressed and now the Sinhala politicians are trying to save them. It is due to pressure exerted by Buddhist priests and general public that there is some movement towards taking action against Muslim perpetrators of violence. Both Sirisena and Rajapakse brothers do not want truth to come out and are putting up people to scuttle any inquiry into it. Muslims must explain why when allegations were made against one Muslim minister asking him to resign, others followed en masse, resulting in people pointing their fingers at them also. Racist activities of Hisbullah and Bathurdeen have been exposed by not only Tamils but also Sinhalese including the Buddhist priest of Batticaloa. If they are not guilty why fear. There is a rumour that this mass resignation was recommended by OIC country envoys in Sri Lanka. If so, this act is not a genuine one but done to shield fellow Muslim minister, rather than save ordinary Muslims.

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    President Maithripala Srisena is off the nut.

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      A.R. – Sillysena is off his nut and that is why he has to raise one leg when he wants to piss!

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      AR,

      Many years ago, when Sirisena appointed crooks, Amarasiri conferred the Titles of Traitor, Sevalya (sleaze), Pachaya (liar), Mala-Perethaya(living off the dead) etc..

      Some recognized then. Today many more recognize the Titles earned by Sirisena.

      Is he a Sinhala- “Buddhist “? Ask him.

  • 26
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    He is absolutely crazy and will do anything to cover up the blunders he made over the last few months, starting from the Backdoor Premier Drama last October to recent Terrorist attacks. Obviously he allowed the Terrorist attacks to discredit the Government. The fact is he does not care two hoots for the Country or the Citizens and all he want is a second Term for the sake of his family. He should be investigated, and if found guilty, should be stripped of his civic rites and rot in jail.

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      Looking at the tradition in Sri Lanka He is the one qualified as the President after the most qualified MR who is the best in getting rid of most of the minorities! Next is the present MS who is the next best for Presidency in Sri Lanka who got the top post through the support of the minorities and yet he is able to get rid of a good number of minorities!

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    The guilty are afraid, they also resort to idiotic tactics, in their efforts to distract, and cover their tracks. This is the perfect example. This man is now desperate, and be prepared to put up with more pathetic attempts to change laws and our constitution.
    The village idiot is embarrassing himself again.

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    “Boycott all Government activities, until his demand is met”. Mr. President: I suggest and encourage you to follow the foot steps of Rev. Rathana and stage a “FAST UNTO DEATH” demanding that PSC proceedings be stopped. The venue is not definitely “Dalada Maligawa” (Temple of the TOOTH); but the venue most suitable for you would be “Angoda Mental Hospital” premises; but by no means inside that facility, because it would adversely affect the inmates mostly on recovery stage. If, the DEMAND is not met, don’t worry, that facility has all the “Medical Facilities” that a person of your type could be immediately admitted and made to live a fitting life.

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    Why are you all blaming Sirisena? Blame the voters who elected him knowing that he has emntal disorder he should have been impeached a long time ago Let him honorably resign before further damaging the reputation of the country ( provided it has one) Let the Buddhist monks carry a bowl and beg from countries to su[port Sri Lanka from bankruptcy Once Muslim countries bring in economic ban then the President will see the outcome. it will turn into Revolution like French revolution Do the Prison is ready with the hangman (Alugosu)

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      Kulendran, do we really need a alugosu? Cant a member of the buddist clergy do it, They did it for SWRD. Banda

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    Most of the Prominent politicians and the entire parliament look very much like very LOW LIVEs. Because, It is CBK and Ranil who were very interested in Defeating Mahinda rajapakse using Maithripala sirisena. there after Ranil was continuously sabotaging Maithripala and they continue to badger him. I think Money stolen in Bond scam is gone. Now it is MCC money. Maithripala Should get angry and turn it to something positive and Get those chi@@@@cken.

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      I think you are an idiot. You need to head to Angoda. Please take the 134 but to Angoda. :)

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    I have been following the video footages of testimony of witnesses in the Parliamentary Select Committee. Anything which is security sensitive has not been revealed. The public has a right to know what the hell that happened to cause this tragedy despite the alleged forewarnings. In fact, HE should have appointed a Commission of Inquiry headed by sitting judges of the Apex court, just as much as in the Bond Scam issue. Poor chap! The fellow is miserably trying to cover himself, perhaps a faulty strategy outlined by the Administrators who cocoon him. NO! HONESTY AND SINCERITY PAYS! He should have told clearly, although HE personally was not aware, HE, as the Head of State, takes the moral responsibility for the faulty state machinery seeks an apology from the nation as the head of the Cabinet as well. (Cabinet is the authority that directs the affairs of government.) Then, the whole episode of placing HIM under a microscope would have stopped many weeks ago and his social respect would have increased at least temporarily.

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      Good Sense you write great sense.

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      The footage is cut not because it has sensitive info (They didn’t care about National Security pre 4/21 anyway) but when its pertaining to President Hitan and other “big wigs”

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    Those who are organizing against these Politicians must ask these Low lives to repeal the 15th amendment because it has ruined the country. I think some one should start that.

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    The aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings have shown that a significant proportion of the Sinhalese majority are a misguided, asinine, intolerant, xenophobic, chauvinistic, bigoted, racist, extremist and petty minded group of people.

    The leader of this cursed people is an apt mirror for them.

    Never thought that the true colours of these people will come out in this fashion.
    Not even a 30 year long war has taught these imbeciles anything.

    Just look at the hate spewed on social media..so hopeless.

    Listen to the utterances of stupid monks like Gnanasara, and even the jokers like Kotuwe hamuduruwo. What type of Buddhists are they? It’s the warped mindset of the Sinhala Buddhists that has allowed these robed individuals to continue to expound their wild opinions on television and Youtube, without a semblance of calm or compassion, expected of a true monk.

    It is now a perfect storm in Sri Lanka. Ordinary folk, idiotic celebrities, intolerant monks and eternally corrupt politicians and officials have taken Sri Lanka to the point of no return with their primitive hate.

    None of the rabble who take to the streets at the behest of mad monks and their henchmen to hurt innocent fellow citizens from minority communities can bother to stage a simple demonstration
    calling for the resignation of the incompetent and unsuitable President and government.
    They love being screwed over, decade after decade, by politicians and selfish clergy.
    They get the leaders they deserve.

    So called Buddhists! Sri Lanka is not a country just for Sinhala Buddhists.
    Sri Lanka is also definitely not a Buddhist country! Who follows the Buddhist precepts in this cursed land? They don’t even have the brains to comprehend this.

    Mangala Samaraweera is being vilified by the stupid ethno-religious racists. Kudos to him for stating what he has. It must be borne out of the sheer frustration of being surrounded by intolerable countrymen.

    No one with any principles and dignity can now live in Sri Lanka

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    General public must at least by now realize that 226 are all corrupt. AG is being coerced to commit crimes the way former AG did. Even if a young leader takes over, the faces will remain same. With unchanged constitution changes for better cannot be expected. Therefore go for a change, both in electing a President and for a new constitution. For the present crisis best option is to impeach the executive.

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    After the terrorist attack on April 21st, Sukanthiram has told that the terrorist attack happened because the Government did not fulfill their demands. The question is ‘Why should Wahabi extremists carry out a terrorist attack because the Government did not fulfil the demands of Demala people’?
    It is quite possible ‘Koti Dispora’ and LTTE could be behind the terrorist attack. LTTE might have used Wahabi Muslim fanatic Saharan and probably produced the bombs for which they have the expertise. Instead of targeting Sinhala Buddhists, mostly Sinhala Christians and Demala Christians in Madakalapuwa were targeted to avoid suspecting LTTE. Christian churches in Yapanaya were spared.

    IF ISIS was behind the attack, usually they claim the responsibility immediately but in this case they made an announcement couple of days later. Something fishy!

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    Present government cannot cope with a crisis. Asking people to resign, denying personal responsibility, interfering with the impartial investigation. These attacks were not a “surprise”, there were many warnings. Explosives were made in factories in Colombo, so to say the security situation was lax is an understatement. A Rajapakse government would have gone after the threat from Day 1 and prevented any attacks.

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    We having no soft corner for President since his commitment to UNP of leader Wickramasinghe life-long Chairman of UNP ? Is that national democratic political party by appoint 50 members of executive by Wickramasinghe clan of that ” friendly with feudal colonial of democracy”!
    What a type of UNP advocate politics in ‘Liberslim’ Island which that manipulated by handful of few Colombo 7 seven rich of lazy guys. Is that’ good governance’ of UNP democracy ?
    The UNP voice is NOT the voice of millions of Rural or Urban poor ? UNP-policies are has not reflected aspiration of People of majority of Islands since 1948>

    What has happen 15/1/8 which UNP won majority by themselves. NOT THAT . But it was that the mandate of MS WON that not by UNP own having win by voters choice. Even now UNP lack of Candidature by themselves in 2020!
    This is facts of truth denied by UNP current leadership of Ranil Wicks, Karutahan Jaysooriy , Milak S..Sgala R,,, Samarweera of M of (anti- Buddhist) and Sajith P… Nalin Dissanayake and Ravi Karunanayake
    Current UNP run by other mandate for against democracy of nation protected last 71 years.
    Who are friends of UNP alliance+++++JVP arch-Terrorist of Southern attacked by 1971 April 5th and 1988/89/90 responsibility and accountability of lost of 700,00 to 800,00 youth of south. The TNA are proxies of North ruthless Tamil Terrorist of LTTE claim for Tamil Homeland in Sri lanks. By forget that their Tamil Nadu is homeland Indian by TNA, TULF and FP. Then come to Muslim or Islam Terrorist was enrich and support by Muslim Political parties are leading members UNP Cabinet.They overall advocate Islam state in Island by Thafichk Jammad ,but UNP more or less given blessing on behalf of USA interest .
    The President decision is correct is that approached current situation is concern of nation interest of People of Sri lankan.

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    We as Lankans should be ashamed and disgusted. We are now the laughing stock. More than 250 people are dead today and yet, these crooks continue with their hide and seek games. This is exactly the same behavior MS exhibited last year after revelation. Who else was with MS last year behind coup?? MR started these pre emptive excuses of threat to security/sovereignty ,as soon PSC was announced.The same day SLPP and next day SLFP announced their non participation. REASON not enough representation in committee, to influence outcome. Even few days ago MR reinstated risk to the lives of intelligence officers who is appearing in PSC (no one other than Pujitha, Hema have shown up ) . Now MS has no options other than hanging to MR,s excuse. It is the same tantrum MS used before when he stated he will not allow any inquiry of service personal in relation to war crimes , to protect MR. Now MR ,s returning favor to cover MS. The difference this time will be 50 or so foreigners dead and foreign press and intelligence is already there in Lanka which cannot be influenced. Facts are so obvious, there is not much to be achieved by these antics. But this being in Lanka, the public is used to this shit and willing to take more.If appropriate action was taken last year for violating constitution, MS will not be there in the first place.Such a Shameful, Disgusting and Pathetic state of affairs.

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    Parliament is independent of the President. Hence President has no constitutional right to stop PSC. If he does not attend Cabinet meetings he will be violating the constitution as he is the head of the cabinet and the government. There is no clause in the constitution that allows the President not to come to cabinet meeting. In case he does not come and if there is quorum then by vote a cabinet chair can be appointed and the business carried on.

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    Why should a PSC?

    Take the NCM for debate & let the truths exposed.

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    Hezbollah has said a couple of things in the past. He said The Muslims are a minority in Lankawe, but that is not the case in the world. The s first rush feel will make one to think he meant OIC on this. But he knows how much pressure OIC will give keep him out of prison, if he is found guilty. But so the only possibility is he is here issuing the l threat of additional hiring of ISIS. At UNHRC, so far OIC has been overwhelmingly voting with government to oppress Tamil. If OIC is for human rights, it would have vote with West in May 2009. Then somebody may like to tell probably they have learned now. India has Kashmiri problem. OIC never went against India on those War Crimes. Further OIC only responded to India’s request in May 2009. Thero De Silva’s some writing in CT is the witness for this assumption. But, now, there is no evidence to claim OIC has changed. Let’s take a look on OIC’s warning. OIC clearly said about Lankawe investigating the atrocities done to Muslims Mass. There is no question that We, Sampanthar, Deepika, Ranil, West, India, UNHRC……….. all are with OIC on that. But Hezbollah game of Lankawe excusing the suspected terrorist activity of Rishard, Hezbollah and Azath Sally is not one in the OIC’s demand. Hezbollah’s pretension of OIC going to come and have cancelled all accusation and get him the gubernatorial position back is only cheating the Muslim Modayas. Say that is what still OIC wants to do, then Rishard and Hezbollah naturally will lose SLFP, UNP, Slap Party favors & they will have to keep going to OIC to get anything done, even with Ranil. Kandy Ayatollahs asked “not accused ministers” to return to power only fearing of America and India. They did not even dream Hezbollah’s this game. If OIC use economic sanction to save Muslim mass, they insist to keep Muslim ministers out of cabinet.

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    OIC is completely unlikely going to put an economic blockade on any country unless it gets Uncle Sam’s green flag. If Mangala is still in cabinet, he has enough connection in Washington to break it. When Rizana Nafeek was struggling in SA prison, alone for years, with a hope of somebody getting her released, none of the Rascals of the SLMC, ACMC, UNP, SLFP Muslim ministers or MPs show any interest to get that girl out. These all rascal always their feet in lot of juggleries, so when somebody accidentally fell in legal quagmire, these guys never go near because they fear the legal noose may fall on their neck too. All know what the game Rishard was playing with Army commander. Rishard is a minister who has nearly 50 state institutions to take care but within few hours called the Army commander three times about an ordinary citizen, arrested under PTA. But cunningly he did not demand to release but was hoping to show his “favored Minister status” and threaten to get the suspect out. Thajudeen death is not any interest for any of these influential ministers because they all were involved in all fraud took place in Chitanta government. So these guys did not wanted to go to Saudi honestly work and get the poor girl out. I don’t have to repeat all the pretentious show Hezbollah did the SA prince. (Old Royals, too, did not arrest Hezbollah for the NSF check.) That’s all what Muslim ministers were able to do for Rizana using SA prince. But what slick game Mangala played, even without his face or name get out is, when, like Rizana Nafeek, there was Sinhala Woman (Matara?) was condemned to SA knife. Mangala secretly called his Democratic Party colleagues in Washington. State Secretary John Kerry called SA and had the woman sent to Lankawe back, alive. The shrewd dodgers couldn’t not wag their tails in Riyadh, unlike Mangala. So OIC will not demand anything beyond US

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    Rishard’s partnership with ISIS is more suspicious because right after the attack on the churches, he accused LTTE and announced that he had just then called the Defense seniors. This is just similar to Vavunathivu Bridge checkpoint killing. They did it and then had the Released LTTE members rearrested. It was Rishard’s efforts Gnanam got arrested and prisoned, but not to help Sandhya to find out her missing husband. Probably there are thousand and thousand cases against these two from affected Tamils. Until a foreign agency come out and assure the witness protection, none of them will come out. You guys may remember, as soon these guys descended from their thrones, Tamil villages were doing the Pongal. This is pretty same with serving Kiribath, but not a private celebration, but a Prayer in a Temple. They were redeeming their offering to gods against these tyrants. They celebrated with fire crackers too. But that impulse action is not comparable to solemn offering to a god and waiting years and then honoring the offer. So if 1,000 Sinhala and Muslim women show up against the gynecologist, there will be 2 lakh of Tamil villagers will show up to witness against these two, if their protection is assured.

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    Sirisena is guilty. It was understandable from the beginning. What did Deputy minister of defence to? How does he for the chain of command? Didn’t have any work at all? If so why did me remain in that position? What did Ranil the PM do? Why didn’t they even protest when barred from NSC ? Ranil Ruwan ans all these top officials are equally responsible

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    Though it does not give any pleasure I stated these facts the very next day of Easter. Why ,who was behind, the outcome such as riots and dissemination of hatred, a fake commission to satisfy the naive, Resistance from Pujitha to these accusations,, acquaintance of perpetrators to previous regime, MS and our intelligence knowing well prior to Easter, pardoning and releasing of Ganasara, resistance from MS/MR to PSC —–etc—-etc. It aint rocket science.But I have to admit the end or outcome is unpredictable. Being in Sri Lanka, I expect nothing until the next one strikes. If this was in any other decent country MS/MR will be facing jail term. I am not aware of any country knowingly allowing a international/foreign terrorist outfit (that too ISIS who is considered common enemy to all ) to strike within the country causing hundreds of death and economic loss to the native. Then again Lanka is not within any norms.to expect any thing different.

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    Is the parliamentary hearing fair ?

    All these are politicians out to throw mud at Sirisena and take away any responsibility from Ranil

    Can they be considers independent judges ?

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      kolla

      the PSC is just hearing what the witnesses are saying.The IGP and the ex-defence secretary.the head of SIS inteligence nishantha are telling what happened.If what they are saying is not to sirisena’s liking that does not mean that the PSC is going after him.The truth is coming out little by little and sirisena is panicking,that is all.He can have tantrums and tantrums but as i said in a previous article when he tried a charm act on the UNP about not supporting rajapakshes,there is nothing he can do about the commission.It is there to stay and the truth will prevail,and if sirisena wants to nothing is stopping him from saying that everything the witnesses are saying is lies.he says he will tell his version privately and not to the media.Did private people elect him?He is an employee of the public and has to tell the public.

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