14 August, 2018

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Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital A Safe Haven For Criminals Like Gnanasara

Against a backdrop of the dangerous tendency of people taking the law into their hands as evidenced by the violence at the Fort Railway station, the abysmal levels to which respect for rules and regulations has sunk is also evident by General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, sentenced to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment on four Contempt of Court charges over an incident that took place on January 25, 2016, being admitted to the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital (SJGH). The determination was on a case filed by the Attorney General against Gnanasara following a petition submitted to the Appeals Court by the Former Homagama Magistrate and current Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake.

It has now become expected practice for politicians, high ranking officials and common criminals enjoying political patronage to get themselves admitted to hospital to avoid the inevitable discomfiture of a prison sentence. Gnanasara went a step further, getting himself admitted in advance to the infamous SJGH, currently headed by a quasi-Director, Dr. Susitha Senaratne, himself suspended from its Board by the courts.

In an interview with Derana TV Senaratne brazenly violated the ethical code with respect to patient confidentiality, revealing the type, size and location of a kidney stone and revealing the presence of blood in Gnanasara’s urine. As a registered medical practitioner it is unethical for him to do so. Moreover it is a serious come down in professionalism, given the important administrative post he holds.

Senaratne, who is not academically and professionally qualified to be the Director of a General Hospital, is an acolyte of Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health. He appeared on Derana TV attempting to defend the provisional admission of Gnanasara and divulging the monk’s condition to buttress his justification.

It is now well known that Gnanasara has made a practice of provisional admission to hospitals while awaiting court verdicts as a precaution against imprisonment. The “Gnanasara Method” of mocking the judiciary would not be possible without the complicity of hospital administration and the medical professionals treating him.

Gnanasara has apparently been diagnosed as having a ‘staghorn calculus’ in one of his kidneys, which is a long standing pathology that takes prolonged periods of time to develop and is not usually considered a surgical emergency. However, its surgical removal can be warranted depending on the symptoms such as pain, dilation of the ureters and back pressure on the kidney. Ganansara has only described pain, a subjective symptom that can be attributed to the kidney stone.

It is reliably reported to Colombo Telegraph that the ‘surgery that was to be performed’ on Gnanasara was initially scheduled for the 10th of August. Senaratne has stated that the ‘supposed surgery’ is to be performed on Monday the 13th of August.

It is also reliably reported to Colombo Telegraph that Gnanasara, occupying the most expensive luxury paying room at SJGH, is fitted with cardiac monitors while awaiting surgery to give the impression to those who are encouraged to photograph him and ‘leak’ his ‘serious state’ to the public to create a wave of sympathy to push for a presidential pardon.

It is common medical knowledge that a patient in need of continuous cardiac monitoring in a critical stage would not be fit for planned surgery such as a staghorn calculus removal. Therefore the status report offered by Senaratne and the obvious complicity of the treating surgeon as well as the administration of SJGH amount to an administrative-political pantomime to avoid justice from taking its course.

The troika of Gnanasara – Kahandaliyanage – Senaratne are veritable masters at manipulating situations to mock the judiciary. Senaratne deliberately avoided commenting on the security measures that should be implemented when a convicted criminal is housed at a government institution stating “I think the security must have been implemented” .

Observers within the hospital opined that the expertise Athula Kahandaliyanage and Senaratne exhibit at making a mockery of the judiciary indeed makes SJGH the perfect safe haven for criminals to be protected by other criminals. Colombo Telegraph previously reported the administrative corruption and attempts at contempt of court engineered and executed by the Chairman and quasi Director of SJGH with regard to the illegal appointment of its current ‘director’.

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    Sri lanka is an edtremely corrupt politically, Because of that everything is in disarray. The govt has some idea to continue the governing without holding elections. That may be the reason why they are doing all the work needed for foreign powers, INGOs, and foreign power affiliates. right now Indian and China are not involving in Sri lankan internal politics.

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      Hit the nail on the head.

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      This man in the picture neverthought that the day would be reached, where he would be helpless.
      I thank to lanken law authorities to have done the job, if they have done it. But I have no idea if this would end up keeping him out in next days.
      Lanken buddhist monks will rally round to paint th epicture in favour of them. Lies again lies would be spread.
      These men should see that there is nothing beyond it.. I mean nothign beyond law.
      Slowly, we have to bring harder laws to tame any kind of high criminals.
      Be them

    • 10
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      You should be an idiot to see it that.
      By end of 2014, almost everything had been ruined by Rajapkshe family.
      What left behind was Ruwanvalisaya size of Debts that the nation are forced to pay back. Their days, they enjoyed well the grace period of all the high loans taken by them pleasing the nation. It was like honey moon days of the loans. As we know it, loans are subjected ot pay back with interests. If interests were high, so the installments would become unabearable. As if a rucksack/backpack would have been filled with going beyond the limits, so the carrier would not be able to carry it easily. This is the case with srilankens today.
      Today people attack the rulers of the day to have increased or introduced taxes, but there is no other means to pay the huge loans if taxes would not have been imposed… Do the Rjaakshe or anyone that would take over would have any other options – We perfectlly know ANSWER would be NO.
      But very same grass or punnakku eating dominated majoriy are brainwashed to see, that Rjaakshe handlings could do lot more.
      But the intelligent people see, Rajakashes can only turn it to worsen .
      Please think of this before being done more harm to this ROTTEN nation.

      Our people in gneeral are naive .. nobody would go after facts but they just trust what comes in the air. Today the consequences has been society is reached to all appalling levels.

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      While this unruly yellow robed Elephant occupying the luxury suit in the Jayawardenapura hospital , so called the J O ‘s the Jokers are playing ” Merry go round the Mulberry Bush “
      in the Parliament with the Speaker Karu and the fellow Parliamentarians.
      JO the Jokers are wasting Parliament time and resources by bringing in Ludicrous Petitions.
      Normally the Petitions are dealt with Courts if not solved then it will be passed on to Supreme courts.
      Why SL Parliament is wasting time with these Petitions??? Parliament is not a court, the Parliament is to debate on issues of the country’ devolopements.
      How many Petitions have we seen since the last 3 years brought on by these Jokers and how many had been thrown in the garbage bins as Undebatable or not in the Constitution!!!
      The Speaker should know that the debates in Parliament are for State devolopements only. Not for Petty arguments drawn out by the Jokers Petitions.
      Stop the waste Speaker, stop the Silly games by the JOs.
      Recent Joke was trying to change the opposition leader!!!
      What made them to do ?? Petitions are to be sent to courts, not to the Parliament.
      Mr Speaker wasted time and resources came to the conclusion that the Constitution cannot be changed.
      Laugh , all the way making a Mockery of a democratically
      elected PARLIAMENT/ Government.

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        Oh ! I get it.

        LAW @ORDER is inefficient in SL ,Whilst Rajaballas running the L&O With their swindled money and threats how can we expect a Fair Ruling on any cases or Petitions???
        Every day there will be overruling of a decision.
        The safest place may be the Democratically elected Parliament to decide on every crap Petitions.
        No time in the Parliament to debate on serious issues like developments.

    • 3
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      Sri Lanka is extremely corrupt, not just politically.

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    govt needs some important issues in the press. Even the anti-muslims riots were part of that. Now, besides, the Bond scam which is they are hiding more and more, there are many more corruptions are coming out. See how Sri lankan air lines and Mihin air have become a Scandle for over ten years since during the Mahinda Rjapakse govt. this govt is continuing paying to past employees of the sri lankan air lines. JAYAWEERA who wrote about Sri lankan a ri lines now is writing for the govt. Wimal Weeraweansha and Sajoth Pemadasa are fighting about how they bankrupted housing construction in Sri lanka. Every place in the govt is full of UNP card holders. Yahapalana politicians are STEALING IN THE OPEN. NEWSPAPERS PUBLISH THESE ISSUES. So, they want to keep these things hidden. because of that This Bhikku jailing for 19 years scolding a LAwyer cum magistatre is news. that is news for protestants, some muslims and INGOs..

  • 5
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    Fathima, he would have been sodomised early in his life.That treatment should be repeated. Thisa time by a dog on heat

    • 0
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      Are you offering Sethindu?

  • 1
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    Sacrificing Venerable ghanasara is important because rosie Sanayake has modernized her mayor-residency by spending some millions.

    • 4
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      Jim da Dimwit:
      You don’t expect her to live in an outdated house that falling apart. When ever she leaves she leaves the house behind and this is not a personal property but what belongs to the state.
      Now compare this to the memorial built for Rajapaksa senior and the amount wasted.

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      Well said. He sacrificed so much recently, including sex and alcohol. Bloody people don’t give him credit for his sacrifices. The problem is that we Sinhalese are not united like Muslims and Tamils

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        Jim Dim

        This fellow is having his sabbatical in the luxury suite of SJ Hospital before gets released ,
        The Puddings he sacrificed now are awaiting in bus loads.
        Sexy women, carcasses of Pork and Beef, not forgetting top class foreign liquor etc etc etc.
        Lucky bugger .

      • 3
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        JimSot,

        You need to unite sin kelayas ? Its the most easiest task in the world. Just give all your Sin Kela Baudayas including Kavi Redhdayas , Free Kasippu and Kudu.. Amazingly you all will get united..

    • 1
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      You are getting two different issues mixed up. It might be worthwhile to be able to have impartial opinions when commenting.

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      JD. The Pimpy
      Sacrificing Venerable ghanasara is important because rosie Sanayake has modernized her mayor-residency by spending some millions.

      Although the extravagant expenses made by the Rajapaksa family during their time was not a secret, it had now come to light how former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa had spent a staggering amount of tax payers’ hard-earned money to stay in Paris for four nights just prior to her husband’s defeat at the 2015 presidential election.

      The former First Lady’s ID No. 2222222222v tour to Paris, to take part in the UNESCO Vesak Celebration in 2014, had resulted in public funds running into millions of rupees being used within five days. Mrs. Rajapaksa had accompanied her aunt – Daisy Forest alias Manik Malla Daisy Achchi – who shot to fame for receiving a gunny of gem stones from an unknown person, which was spent to purchase a property from Mt. Lavinia for her grand nephew, Yoshitha Rajapaksa, and a close associate.

      The trio had checked in to one of the most luxurious hotels in Paris – Four Seasons Hotel George V and had wined and dined spending public money to the tune of a staggering Rs. 65 million. Although the accomplices had stayed in deluxe rooms, Shiranthi Rajapaksa had checked in to the Royal Suite, which is on the first floor of the hotel that has direct access to a private terrace overlooking the historic art deco fountain, the Three Grace. This suite features an oversize space for entertainment and relaxation with a marble fireplace and the master marble bathroom of redefined luxury with a steam room and a spacious walk-in dressing room fit for a king.

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      JD

      Modernized her Rosie Sanayake mayor-residency by spending some millions is accountable, as you know

      What must brought to books is “not honest” in disclosing all Hidden
      assets.

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      JD,

      Rosi or the like personalities would enver do so man ? Just dont spread lies

      Lies got viral but we need to focus on the truths and factful information on the issues.

      Please go back tothe high days of meehraka Rajakashe how he abused the state funds for his PROPAGANDA AND LUXARY life styles ? Not just him only but enitre family.. why you guys then were shut your both ends as you were kept under anasthesia ?

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      Rosy Senanayake has uplifted mayor’s residence for her and for her successors. The Govt had to spend over 300 millions for rebuilding homes damaged during Aluthgama violence and this is without personal losses, businesses without insurance covers, and precious lives lost. What about losses immediate aftermath of the incident that affected SL as a whole???

  • 6
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    Once again the deep penetrating arm of Gota’s shadow intelligence at the hospital will keep our saffron-robed holy man on cloud nine.

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    If Ganasara was hate preaching and Prabakaren idealizing Hindu priest , he would not be even prosecuted.

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    General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, sentenced to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment on four Contempt of Court charges over an incident that took place on January 25, 2016, being admitted to the Sri Jayewardenepura

    Did he have a medical report log in previously to visit the hospital for admission, The medical record may contain a summary of the patient’s current and previous.

    What is the doctors assessment how severe is the treatment how long he has to stay.

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    JD what you say is just the same crap as most Lankans do, remember “grease yakka” story, Lankans love to scream at their shadows believing it is ghost. What has US and China got to do with Ganasara getting pardon from MS.(see statment from another pseudo nationalist Champika) or Dayan being approved for diplomat position. After all Joker Trump is of the same mold. He pardoned ex Arizona cop who was found guilty by courts. Apparently Trump is thinking of pardoning him self ????and all other criminals with him. So buddy it is time stop blaming others for any thing and every thing taking place in Lanka. And stop giving excuses for what politicians do in Lanka.Blame the country, people who elect and the so called politicians who are mostly criminals regardless of what ever party they come from.Passing the buck, name calling , finger pointing, shadow boxing, spinning are few among many skills of Lankans for years.And please read about the political history of Thailand (not Myanmar), The years they were under military rule, The two party system they have, A corrupted autocrat like MR who ruled under pretext of democrazy for years, the political upheavals they have had,The rule of Buddhism and their current world standing.

  • 2
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    Also behind this whole comedy block buster drama is Ven Ulapane Sumangala Thero.
    Gandasara was hiding some time back at his temple.
    Dont have hopes he will be released.

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    What the use, anyone who comes to power, will never let any of the politician brethren be indicted. Same applies to these damned monks whom politicians need to garner people votes. Our country is damned and is not at a point of no return.

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    Finally there is something Yahapalanaya achieved along with tax..tax..tax…increase…increase…increase…. BUT Rev. Gnanasara will easily come out, tax..tax..tax..increase..increase..increase…will never be reversed

  • 1
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    ” Sri Jayawardanapura Hospital, A Safe Haven For Criminals Like Gnanasara “
    is the Topic ! The comments are expected to highlight on the topic and
    unfortunately only a couple of comments have picked up the topic and others
    have wasted their ammunitions . A sad situation !

  • 1
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    If some reason this guy given a presidential pardon and he leaves hospital the next day , the doctor made the statement to the media should be stripped of his qualifications. Doesn’t the prisons have the facility to treat this criminal?

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    I am sad to say this but unfortunately its the fault of the President of the country for all these to take place. We elected a President who promised Yahapalanaya, but unfortunately we hear now that he is even considering a Presidential Pardon for this thug of a priest. Why should the law be different to this thug? President as the head of the country has the duty to maintain law and order. If he pardons or even allow these thugs to live in luxury in hospitals and prisons when they are convicted shows not only to the Sri Lankans but also to the entire world its the President who does not respect the legal system of the country and violates law and order.

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    I think Most VeneraBLE GHANASARA sHOULD BECOME THE PRESIDENT and a sinhala buddhist HITLER. Because Sri lankan people becfause of lack of knowledge do not understand how corrupt plticians have desteroyed the country. There are so many crumb eating, born lickimg UNP Card holders who praise corruption.

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    It is a paradox studying Buddhism and adorning the robes has misled him into criminal work! Had he been just an ordinary man he would not have come to this state.

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    Buddhist ,
    If the courts have the power to punish and the president has power to
    pardon and criminals have benefitted before why blame only the
    current president ? It is in the system ! People must change it if they
    don’t want it . It is the people who have put the president above courts
    to use it sparingly ! It has both good and bad sides . THESE MONKS
    didn’t come forward when Sarath Fonseka was put in prison but they
    went to Homagama courts for RANAVIRUVO ? NO PROBLEM IF THE
    RANAVIRU NAYAKAYA ROT IN PRISON ? There’s no obligation on the
    president to exercise his authority to give anyone any pardon . I guess
    he will leave it to the courts !

  • 0
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    Gnanasara has been puppet and puppeteer. During a role as puppeteer, he was a fugitive. Who harboured and protected him?

  • 1
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    Soon Kaavi criminal Galagodaya will come out holding hand with his Master- Racist Leader Champika…

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      Yes Ceylonee.
      Champika is quiet these days. Strategic?

  • 0
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    While he is in hospital, lets cure this poor monk.. whip his kidneys out !
    after all, the poor b@st@rd is in pain, he says

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      maalumiris

      “whip his kidneys out ! after all, the poor b@st@rd is in pain, he says”

      There are other genuinely poor monks who sell their kidneys to foreigners including Sri Lankan diaspora. The reason they say is they are duty bound to help their own poor family. As a one off gesture the state should help these monks with financial support to relieve their family of debts and then get them disrobe and find them jobs.

      They can be useful to their families, themselves, their community, …. and the state. They should not be allowed to dwell in their own misery.

  • 0
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    gnanasara tried to start another war ,this time with the muslims and now is paying the penalty.

    He should have checked the pulse of the sinhalese whether they want another war,before starting his agenda.Every time we start to progress there will be some well fed fellow trying to buckle it for us.

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    Don’t count you chicken before they are hatched. President Maithripala Sirisena will give a special pardon for our hero Rev. Gnanasara. He will come out a greater hero and with greater strength to protect Dhamma.
    .
    So those who were stupid enough to open their mouth against him are going to be sorry. There will be no Maithriya in him when he deals with such idiots.

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      Hero or a man in robes, but enjoying impunity ?

      Just forget all the bits about clashes between muslims and sinhalayas. But focusing only on an incident in which the estranged monk got on to politc infront of others was beyond all ethics and morals.
      This was almsot 13 years or so ago.
      Ghansara should be rehablitiated by sending him to a therapy centre.
      Even that Sumathipala – the best friend of Marusira of our times, have good qualitiesalthough th eman confessed to have killed 5 that killed his sister.
      So, Ghansara too should have good qulaities if he meant it good, but the basics in his profile, seems to have been forgottnen, which how to address issues.

      Can you Mr Rodrigo share your thoughts with a guy of that nature ? Assume he would be your neighbour, how you would get on with him, going by his higher aggression potential – most of all not respecting the thoughts of others at all.
      Ghansarsa proved him to be an aggressive man but in RObes.
      I think there should be discussion .. long round of discussions, how some monk should have to behave, if lanken buddhism to be protected in the future.

      I respect your profile, please dont come with DEROGETORY contents.

      Thankyou,

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