18 September, 2019

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Sri Lanka’s Controversial Ambassador To Qatar Carries Rajapaksa Sons’ Bags At Airport

Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar, controversial businessman A.S.P. Liyanage was seen welcoming Yoshitha Rajapaksa and Rohitha Rajapaksa, the two sons of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa – when they arrived in the country this morning.

The gesture is not in line with any diplomatic protocol as the Rajapaksa sons do not hold any positions in the government, at the moment. Liyanage was seen welcoming them and carrying their bags when the CH and FC Rugby team arrived in Qatar for a match.

While Ambassador ASP Liyanage is seen carrying Rohitha Rajapaksa’s bag, Sri Lanka Embassy official and Minister for Rajitha Senaratna’s close associate Ruwan Dananasooriya is pictured pushing a trolley containing Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s bags.

The Ambassador drove them to Mercure Grande Hotel where they were staying. They were Chauffer driven Ambassador in front seat with two sons at the back.

Liyanage, a billionaire businessman, claims to be a close friend of the Rajapaksa family. After the former President fell out of power in January 2015, he even offered his Colombo house, the Peacock Mansion, to the Rajapaksa family.

Despite his questionable links with the Rajapaksa family, President Maithripala Sirisena appointed him the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar raising many an eyebrow.

Liyanage’s appointment recently came under fire in Parliament with some Parliamentarians calling him a “mad man” who was ruining Sri Lanka’s image overseas.

UNP Deputy Minister Buddhika Pathirana slammed Liyanage for getting involved in the operations of the Stafford Sri Lankan School in Doha, without discharging the duties of his diplomatic posting.

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  • 47
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    Outrageous!

    Yahapalanaya in bed with the Rajafucksa’s.
    Rogue State and a Failed State

    • 29
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      So long Mr Sirisena is made to be servile to former goons, nothing seems to work.

      This ballige putha Liyanageis not even good to sweep the streets corners in an Embassacy but poiticians support made him a diplomat.
      We wonder why even today under the title of YAHAPALANA – the kind of silly acts are being promoted.
      This man if he has a backbone should not be this much Baggage boy like for bastard sons of former MURDEROUS leader.

      I have met this bugger Liyanage, during my travel to lanka few years ago, he is a man who would behave like no other.. He just drolls out anything he thinks is right. No whatsoever respect to anyone.
      Just because his illegal property sales made him a man, why shoujld we the nation let the kind of buggers to represent us to MIDDLE east world ?
      Ballige putha Rajapakshe never respected any criteria at the time, under the penisless GLP as Foreignminister , at appointing anyone to external offices.
      We saw even former soldiers with high records of crimes cases were appointed to diplomatic services aiming at impunity if anything would have been raised against them. The very same is now being continued by Mr Sirisena not respecting what UNPrs have to say about.
      What a state of affairs, the country has been taken to date, by having appointed a man whose knolwedge is NO considered to okay .
      President should see it right. He has no whatsoever good thoughts to do the good this nation.
      W edont want FORMER goons to come back and destroy country. If he dreams of getting back WADAKAYA as our future premier, there, we need to stand against him by every means.
      JVP and other civil society groups should stand against Mr SIirsena on any kind of betrayals. ENOUGH is enough

      • 16
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        With diplo-muts like this Lanka’s Foreign policy is designed to benefit Tumpland and put US citizens like Gotabaya and Basil First!

        Lanka needs a new Foreign Policy that is independent and non-aligned.
        1. Iran is arguably Lanka’s most important trade partner because it sells cheap oil and also buys Lankan tea. Oil prices going up is one of the big reasons that rupee crashed and also because of US sanctions on Iran.
        EU has decided to ignore US sanctions and continue to trade with Iran. So too, it is in the best interests of Lanka to continue oil imports and tea exports to Iran.
        2. Also, Trump is militarizing Sri Lanka and Indian ocean, but Sri Lanka needs to reduce its defense spending which is the biggest budget expense. Lanka again must and say NO TO TRUMP and his strategy of militarizing Indian Ocean and the IMF-World Bank-ADB-MCC Washington Consensus that has put Lanka in the debt trap with neoliberal” reforms”, financialization and de-regulation.
        3. Sri Lanka needs to go for Yuan and Renminibi bonds and reduced its dependence on USD What is needed is a political economic analysis and a foreign policy reorientation to get out of the IMF-WB Debt trap and “Bail Out Business” (that Greece, Argentina and Haiti suffered), and where Lanka is headed .
        In short Lanka need to look east – to Malaysia and China for help to get back funds looted and for sound economic policy advice.

        Also CT editors you need to edit out invective and irrelevant diatribes.

      • 4
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        Guess it takes one Ballige putha to recognize another!

      • 2
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        Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar, A.S.P. Liyanage,

        What is in those bags? Drugs? Gold?
        Just curious, why an Ambassador had to be the porter, to get ambassadorial immunity?

    • 30
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      Mr SIRISena has no guts to react the manner Newly eelcted premier in Pakistan or Mahathir mohammed in Malaysia.

      He has been bought by Rajapkshe goons showing some carrots.
      I believe Mr SIRISENA has betrayed us all having appointed LIyanage STYLE abusive businessmen as diplomats to current govt.

      Even today, Mr Sirisena has been spineless to have taken steps against this man LIY<YANAGE, even if media reported how his involments broke out all unethical probleems with a slaken school in Quatar.

      • 4
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        Last time, I heard incumbent president Sirisena rejecting that Mahathir Mohammend did not appoint new judges immediately he took the office. To that time, Ranajan Ramanyake had issued a voice cut saying that the president elected in Malaysia has dont lot more within 24 hours but lanken president has failed to do a little even if 3 years past since he has been in office.

        Even today, I wonder, why Mr Sirisena has been fooling us all. Now he has been trying to attack the current IGP, but not surely not bringing ONE more appropriate than the the current one.
        He did also the same with FCID chief that lady – Dilrukshi Wickramsinghe..having dismissed her not being able to see how that iron lady did th ejob.
        Almost every other week, Rajakashes were called for taking evidence fo rall the alleged high profile crimes.
        That Sirisena blocked by himself.
        contd

    • 27
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      How come Yoshita Rajakashe be allowed to travel free ?

      He is alleged to have committed high crimes ?

      1) Daisy Grannies manik malla issue – having abused billions of funds belonging to state

      2)Thadjudeen case – the bugger is highly blieved to have murdered form Rugby player

      Both are said to be under investigations.

      • 2
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        Bubbuladewi
        Why can’t he travel free?
        Your words “alleged to have committed” are not legally binding.
        He is not responsible for Daisy Achchie’s matter.
        Being “highly believed to have murdered someone” by losers like you, doesn’t make him responsible anything.
        How about Arjun Mahendran who is at large for months? Who gave the permission to the former Governor who committed the biggest financial crime in our history, to leave the country?

        • 0
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          Chump the fake economist,
          You type :”Governor who committed the biggest financial crime in our history, to leave the country?”
          Big words!!! But no substance as with all your writings. PROVE IT!
          How much was lost? who took it? If you can’t provide figures, keep your trap shut . You have been challenged many times but run away always.

    • 19
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      These are the consequences,

      when UNEDUCATED presidents appointed uneducated men as diplomats

      1. Rajapkashes did it in dozens

      2. Sirisena also did it though declined to be smaller numbers

      Both were presidents were like SIAMESIAN TWINS in the high days of Rajakshe authoritarian rule:

      • 11
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        Agreed.

        Uneducated, idiotic MaRa’s sons get royal treatment from an uneducated ambassador appointed by uneducated SiRa-the current president.
        – news is painfully disturbing when one thinks of the future of Sri Lanka shortly to be led by such despicable barbaric sons of Rajapakse.

    • 18
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      Rocket Rohitha has misplaced his rocket??? Sad.

    • 11
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      Why is this Good Governance Government standing by and watching as the Rajapaksas launder and move their black/stolen monies around!? Bring back the money they stole from the nation and all the LTTE gold they looted back into the country to save the bloody rupee…

      This Government is protecting the Rajapaksas and covering up the location of the monies.

      Proxies of the Rajapaksas are used to bring back the money to the country and invest in construction projects no investigations!

      These proxies make trips to places like the Cayman Islands and Saychelles to operate these accounts that hold the Rajapaksas stolen monies.

      #INTERPOL

    • 11
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      Why is that young men allow other to tak their luggages ?

      Are these men not taught to take care of them by their own ?

      They both Rajakshe BASTARDs sons arrived in there, and they should have the luggages right ?

      Derana the torch man of Rajakashes will give this a publicity today. That will surely become their head lines for EVENING news:

      • 3
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        Diplonut pushing the trolley Luggage because the Looters of SL , Money laundering sons of the Mega state Looter have full of Looted or stolen goods in their luggage .
        Diplonut is preventing Baggage checks so he does the service by avoiding immigration checks and baggage checks.
        How clever is that??
        Scratching Looters backs the Srilankan DIPLMUT / THE NUT.
        Is Sillisena involved too in this Diplonuts drama??
        Wonderful to Employ Looters , murderers and money launderers and PPEOPLE SMUGGLERS as Srilanka DIPLOMUTS in foreign countries.
        Comes handy always to tarnish the names of descent Srilankans by the DIPLONUTS CUM BAGGAGE CARRIERS.

    • 3
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      A.S.P. Liyanage

      “Liyanage, a billionaire businessman, claims to be a close friend of the Rajapaksa family. After the former President fell out of power in January 2015, he even offered his Colombo house, the Peacock Mansion, to the Rajapaksa family.”

      “Despite his questionable links with the Rajapaksa family, President Maithripala Sirisena appointed him the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar raising many an eyebrow.”

      So, you are buttering both, MaRa and SiRa and will work as the bridge, whatever happens in 2020. So, SiRa appoints you Ambassador.

    • 6
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      Look at the state of that suit and tie! looks like their henchman!! when are these goons going to leave Sri Lanka alone!! national embarrassment.

    • 8
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      When the outcome of the next election (whatever it be PC, Parliament, Presidential) is clearly on the wall jockeys know on whose back to ride.

      Don’t be surprised the corporate elite of Colombo has already got into the correct saddle since 10th February. The only difference is that they have done it in real subtle discreet style unlike Liyanage.

      What else do you expect the biz community to do when the the main opposition can’t get more than 32% of the votes with the full backing of the state machinery and political advantage. Even the isolated and abandoned Ms.Srima Dissanayake managed to get 36% without an effort in 1994!

      UNP is now dead and gone. We all know who killed the grand old party. There is no revival in the horizon. Curtains have come down crashing.

      Its really sad the guy who eliminated the UNP, is now busy making sure the country will also have nothing but the same fate the UNP had…..!

    • 7
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      What a state of affairs, who would clean their asses during the stay in Quatar ? To collect the baggages, low level amabassadors, to lick the balls fo Mahajar, Professors of GLP nature has been abused. Gonthadipila, Mahindananada and the like low men are to clean their toilets…. wow… what a monarchy ?

      Following CT candidates are proposed to do the job: they have always been cleaning the back sides of Rajakashes – becoming their toilet papers.

      1. Sach
      2. Kularsekara
      3. Chamapawathi
      4. Jim SOftey
      5. Max
      6. Soma

  • 19
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    All the mad dogs are let loose by the current regime.

  • 11
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    Typical. The “grateful” subservient man, who bows and scrapes to those who “did him favors”. This old guy dragging bags for the young punks, and making sure they are treated like royalty. This happens in other places too. Apparently in New York, these “grateful to the Rajapakses” Sri Lankans bow, scrape, and take them shopping too.

  • 12
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    Rajapakses’ Diplomatic Porter.

  • 15
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    Are these two posh guys have any qualifications or employed in any establishment.
    What is there source of Income.
    One rascal is an astronaut the other serial killer is a former navy cadet officer.

    • 8
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      RW – The other rascal is a synthetic “lowyer” who failed his GCE (OL) examination. He is also responsible for abusing his flying angels during his father’s reign of terror!

    • 3
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      It would be interesting to see all their educational certificates. Going by how the big rascal got preferential treatment to sit for his law exam, I think chances are high they have boru qualifications.

  • 7
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    It’s very clear Rajapaksha sons are carrying their own backpacks. The ambassador has his carry on luggage.
    False news!

    • 5
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      But man as a traveller myself, I know in that smaller backpacks, you can t have all the belongings right ?

      May well be, that they are waiting their big bags until they are appearing on the belts. right ?

      However, the youngest is okay but all elders sons are murderrs and rapists.. there are nubmers of evidence there to prove that.

    • 5
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      Bull shit. Open your eyes and see the first picture

    • 7
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      The Ambasasador’s “carry on luggage” must be from his kitchen !!! Dumbo, the Ambassador is in Qatar and these Rajapaksa scum just arrived in Doha on that picture !!! Get off whatever you are having before you post.

  • 15
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    Kekille ambassador A.S.P. Liyanage’s highest accomplishment in life – carrying the luggage belonging to the sons of the Mafia King. This is what happens when you appoint a worm as your ambassador.

  • 4
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    This news item actually is not a big deal. I think what CT has done was give some pleasure to yahapalana suckers like Desperate Sinhalaya, Simon De Silva, Bubbuladewi, LEELAGEMALLI etc., etc., who are nothing but shit carriers of the failed yahapa govt.

    • 8
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      Max,

      and max.. how long would you be available to swimm in the over flowing shit silos of Rajakshes ?

      When would you grow up Mr Max.

      The days ahead, Rajakshe ballige puthas will hhave to face it. That is the reason them to be like crabs in hotwater these days. Now with introduction of new courts, may be Rajakshe goons searching for greener pastures to stay away.
      ME countries are good targets since their billions of funds are kept in those banks.
      Those countries would give them even FREE asylum.

      You guys that survived the beahvours of goons, will have to see other means to cover your suppers inthe days to come.

      Get well Max.

    • 7
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      Max,

      long time no see,

      where had you all along been ? Were you raped and tortured by Rajapkshes men not having torched to them well lately ?

      Do you think Rajakshes would ever sense it ? This man Liyanage is the man who keeps that Mansion for Rajakashes.
      Mansion was bought by Rajakashes and kept it under ASP liyanages name.

      Remember ? THE SWIMIING pool is totally filled with SAND since Royal Astrologer asked them to do so. ::::: Max y<oyu can also start eating KIRIMATI….. so that you can become wise at least next life.

    • 3
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      max the moron

      Do you think ASP Liyanage and Rajitha Senaratna are moonlighting as porters to earn a few dollars on the side given that the times are bit harder now because Rajapaksa’s are not reigning/ruining the country now?

  • 5
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    Mr. Sira,
    If you have wanted to contact the Austrian Ambassador over the phone to undertake a similar porter job for someone else’s items of baggage, and that Ambassador had done the very correct thing of refusing to attend your call!

    • 5
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      Very true. Gramasewaka became a executive President and porter became a Ambassador..

  • 6
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    It’s deeply saddening to hear these type of news. The previous government and the current GoSL are all corrupt.
    Mother Lanka must be very much disgusted with the current state of affairs.
    It was a huge mistake to have selected Mr M Sirisena as the common candidate. He was selected because Ranil W was seen as an incapable presidential
    Candidate to win against Mahinda R.
    We don’t need Sirisena/Rajapaksa/Ranil W as Presidential Candidate
    We need a person outside the current politics to Lead the Country ASAP

  • 5
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    As long as the Ambassador hadn’t gone down on his knees and worshipped them both, that’s fine by me.

  • 2
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    Interesting stories. Recently we heard some news that there were some diplomats missed the phone calls and they were recalled.

    Anybody knows what Thero de Silva doing in Moscow.

  • 5
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    it ids disgraceful to call this fellow a diplomat, but he is a diplomut who does work of a donkey,. Thilak Marapone get rid of this Gamaya who is ruining the country’s image abroad

  • 6
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    But at least the guys were taken to such a hotel finally, Mercure Grande Hotel – a smelly, filthy floored hotel with germ-infested bathrooms, run entirely by Sri Lankan folks, including GM – you can imagine the standard and the rest.

  • 6
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    Anybody travels to Doha Qatar should inform A.S.P Liyanage in advance so he come and carry your luggage free of charge. Our Local Mandela licking Liyanage’s a x s and Liyanage licks Rajapaksha’s a x s. We have to expect this kind of things as we selected uneducated, uncultured, uncivilized , ungrateful, power greedy brainless moron as our President. That this why A.S.P Liyanage, Rajapaksha ass liker got diplomatic post in Doha. Hats off to Sri Lankan Air Staff who offered the right food (Balu Kaju) to this crazy man. Anyway his days are numbered.

  • 2
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    Rohitha is Presidential style. He MUST enter politics

    • 4
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      The billions of cash stolen and stashed abroad should be bought back immediately.
      Rajapakda sons making merry when sun shines.
      Sons are.famous.for branded stuff.
      Louis vitton Aldo Swarovski Rolex etc etc

  • 3
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    He has take care of he bag full of toilet rolls to wipe Yoshitha Rajapaksa and Rohitha Rajapaksa bottom every time the shit.

  • 2
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    Disgraceful. Looks like they treat him as a porter and he willingly act like a porter.

  • 2
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    For three and half years these guys went on with character assassination of Rajapakses but failed to achieve anything. Now are they planning for real assassination?

  • 4
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    Aren’t these humongous young men embarrassed to let older people carry or push their luggage. I hope Thaththi will have a word or ten with these two big babas.

    • 2
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      wannihami

      The Babas are too young to learn.
      Therefore you should volunteer to look after the two kids like G L Pieris being the child minder to Namal Baby.

      Pick them from the floor and put them on your lap, feed them, wipe their bums, sing lullaby before you put them to sleep, use Dunstan Baby Language to teach them what you think they lack, Neh, Owh, Eh, Eairh, and Heh.

      Try this lullaby:
      Doyi doyi doyi
      doyiya babo
      bayi bayi bayi
      bayiya babo
      nummbe amma kirata giya
      kiri erava enta giya
      kiri muttiya gannge giya
      ganngata udin kokku giya

      දොයි දොයි දොයි
      දොයිය බබෝ
      බයි බයි බයි
      බයිය බබෝ
      නුඹෙ අම්මා කිරට ගියා
      කිරි එරවා එන්ට ගියා
      කිරි මුට්ටිය ගඟේ ගියා
      ගඟට උඩින් කොක්කු ගියා
      -eDewcate

      It appears that you love these naughty boys.
      Remember these are political brats capable of doing everything a political brat is capable of.

  • 1
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    Oh are they travelling with the older guys? And the belongs to the ones who push/carry them?

  • 0
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    This ASP is still going to Kade to Rajapaksas. Mangala, send him out of your team of Ambassadors.

  • 2
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    This is a irritating form of modern day slavery.
    And it is a prime example of the typical mentality of some finer and gifted Sri Lankan politicians and their family members.
    Why couldn’t Rajapaksa sons carry their own luggage?
    If they were of the view that they are “too good” to do the “menial job,” they could have used a porter and give him a few bucks. What’s the big deal, I don’t understand?
    They are not kids, but grown up men. They should understand that every person’s self-respect matter.
    There were stories of ill treatment of some Ambassadors by the previous regime for no show at the airport by “themselves” to receive Sajin de Vass!!!!
    The Ambassador may have received them at the airport at his personal level.
    It looks like he and the other Diplomat were “compelled” to pull their wheeled and rolling luggage and the embarrassment they may have felt could be imaginable.
    When I see these things, I perfectly understand why 50% of the population don’t want Rajapaksas back in power. Their fear is that 2010-2015 era will return.
    People say Mahinda is ok, but not his henchmen, siblings and sons! Now I perfectly understand why.
    One thing I observed as from 2015 February was, the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is very much down to earth. He is genuine. He is gentle. He is a people’s leader. He is such a darling. People adore him. He treats everyone equal. He is proud. He is arrogant sometimes. But he treats people with respect and that respect, as everybody could see, is returned in thousand folds.

    • 6
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      Champa,
      Your last paragraph is a load of rubbish!!!
      The Leader of the pack knows what is going on.
      He does not want to stop any of these wrong doings by his family members and henchmen.
      If Mahinda really wants he could stop these disgusting activities. But he doesn’t.
      The buck stops with him.
      So please do not try to paint a nice picture of the Leader who has turned a blind eye during his regime and continuing to do the same while he is unofficially leading the Joint Opposition.

      • 1
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        You are dead right.

        MR is a person who would not know ” how to be down to earth”. For mer presidents – JR, CBK, Wijethunga were the down earth presidents. Even the incumbend Prez is down to earth but he does not have the know how learnt how to be a president.
        Where he has to , he does stay as if an over tamed dog would have been – putting his tail behind the rear legs.

        This Champa would also do the job of ASP liyanage if he or she would have been given the chance. These men or women inherit SINHALA balugenes that would be surrendered to anyone that servivle.
        But we the like SINHALAYAs would never kneel down the kind of men be them former goons siblings or offsprings.

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          appubaba
          “This Champa would also do the job of ASP liyanage if he or she would have been given the chance.”
          I would never do that. I would call a porter and get him carry the bags.

    • 7
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      Champa …. the

      He is genuine – He is crooked.
      He is gentle – He gently screwed people.
      He is a people’s leader – He is Fascist Führer.
      He is such a darling – He is of course darling to those who criminally benefitted from him.
      People adore him – Yet he lost the election.
      He treats everyone equal – Like VP.
      He is proud – Of being clever crook escaped from justice.
      He is arrogant sometimes – Only stupid people can afford to be arrogant.
      But he treats people with respect and that respect, as everybody could see, is returned in thousand folds – And steal from the coffer while being nice to the people.

      Are you ready to provide him your services without charges?
      While you are providing your service to him could you ask him what exactly did he/his bro Dr Go do with the cash and gold stolen from Vanni?

      • 0
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        Hindian Vedda …. the …..
        I think the stupid people like you are on this planet to test my anger management skills!!!

  • 3
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    Can see aspects in the life of the Lankan filthy rich.
    Ambassador ASP Liyanage has said that he or his company ever paid taxes. Calling him ‘controversial’ is understatement. He is a bully. He used lies to persuade Qatar Police to help him take over the Stafford Sri Lanka School Doha. The man threatened the former school board of ‘consequences to their kith at home’. Now we know where he gets his power from.
    .
    Rohitha R is in Qatar now. In mid August it was reported that he travelled from Tangalle, went down to his knees to propose marriage to Tatyana Lee (his girl friend for the past 9 years) on top of snow-covered Kilimanjaro Tanzania. Where did the money come from? The man is clearly a westophile.
    The photos here shows bully ASP Liyanage genuflecting to his bully boss family.
    .
    MS appointed ASP L (and more recently Dayan) to signal submission to MR.

  • 3
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    Dayan Jayathillake in Moscow would do the same to Rajapakse kids or worse

    • 0
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      Surely he would do. If he betrayed us, so it is simple DJ to even do their dometic things like gettin getting them dressed and feed them before getting the fake ROYAL boys ready before leaving for anywhere. . In current govt, there is no SAJIN VAAS Style – monitoring ministers. So, all those low level ambassadors are assigend to do the job of monitoring ministers.

  • 7
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    Two young Rugby players must be fit and healthy. But they asked elderly like their grandfathers to pull the troley and carry bags. Typical Rajapakses.

  • 2
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    it shows what arrogant fellows these are,getting someone else to carry their bags like a servant boy.Reminds me of the kings who get the nobles to clean their backside,and the noble selected to do it is considered as the fortunate one allowed to even touch the king.

  • 2
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    This comical and disgraceful. I wonder if the two boys did not have to use the bathroom tissues in the hotel! Anyway, whatever they do is none of my business. However, if the so called diplomat used his work time and DPL facilities, it needs to be questioned..

  • 1
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    This gentleman, published an advertisement in daily newspaper during the Premadasa regime ” Obamaya Apage Janapathi Samada”. Unfortunatley the day after the assasination of premadasa, this advertisment was published.

  • 2
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    This man is a shameless humbug who will do anything to please the powerful. He is the guy who published a congratulatory note on a local newspaper when Bush and Obama were elected.

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