19 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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  • 57
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    This country is cursed by corrupt, ruthless politicians. Even after they become pariahs, the people keep yearning for them to come back, and will vote again and again for them. How can we prosper as a nation, when we have scumbags for politicians, time servers, and those only interested in THEIR pockets? The genuine people do not come forward to run for office, because they know it is filthy game.
    I refer to ALL parties, and all governments who are a curse to this land. Despicable lot.

    • 16
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      scumbag is the right word Navin, “A lot of people with a lot of ill gotten wealth may think that they have high net worth, but will simply never be worthy of any trust or respect.”

    • 6
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      I tihnk we the south asians should know that we ve been struggling with corruption, but we would NEVER be easy to stand against corruption even if systems would be avaiable to do so.

      Given that we need to make our minds and see it further. I think so long HUMAN BEING as individuals would not see it right – nothing can work against highly corruptpoin cultures.

      Lanken and south asian culture is entwined with corruption and abusive nature of life styles.

      So it is high time us to ignore not taking all these that hurtful. If we would go on saying that the petrol being used thse bastard sons for their transportation in Quatar, they should ahve spent them from tax payers funds. right ? Who has allowed it if not this bugger ASP ? Why should a bugger of that nature go for it ?
      It may be the culture of this country.
      But very culture seems to have no heart for the poor of the poor in this country- is the painful reality.

  • 45
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    The rocket scientist has a expensive camera fixed to his shoulders.
    Bastards should burn in hell including daisy bitchy aunty

    • 35
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      We are all against these buggers, but the youngest is less corrupted compared to the sizes of Namal and Yoshita.

      I would say. If anyone made them corrupted it was their father. Father failed in the education of those bastards sons. So what talks about his reactions to the folks ?

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      Chamuditha Senanayaka

      “The rocket scientist has a expensive camera fixed to his shoulders.
      Bastards should burn in hell including daisy bitchy aunty”

      Can you arrange him to burn in hell?
      Who gets the expensive camera? Don’t you think it’s worth salvaging the camera?
      Did Dr Go buy him the camera from the cash and gold he stole from Vanni?

      • 1
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        Native ball carrier, you have woken up at last. Where is your evidence for your wild claims?

  • 49
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    Photographic proof that he is qualified for the job.

    How proud Sri Lanka should be. He looks the best dressed PORTER in the whole airport.

    • 7
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      Even his appearance and body language looks like a Porter and not a diplomat. This is what happens when you have a president of similar caliber. SHAME!!!

  • 32
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    Shameless! What can we say?

  • 36
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    Pathetic SL ambassador, what a shame, still in bondage to Raja “paka” family, ah, look the looters, the Yonge sri lankan looters , this must be a order from the biggest thug Mahinda Raja “paka”.

  • 24
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    Imbeciles!

  • 37
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    MR withdraws from the Emirates contract for not bumping passengers and ruins a profitable national carrier.
    Gamrala withdraws the embassy staff from Austria for not picking up the phone.

    So what is Gamrala going to do for the ambassador for carrying MR sons bags and his coolie pushing the cart behind him?

    Going by Sri Lankan standards both should be getting a promotion.

  • 23
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    IF this happened in a law abiding decent society, ambassador would be recalled. Individuals would have to pay. Some politicians definitely step down out of disgrace. In Sri lanka, they may become PResident and PM one day.

  • 3
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    I heard It was a political enemy’s call for the ambassador. that is Mangala Samraweerwa. Remember he caught $ 18 billion and Rajitha Senarathne followed that with $ 5 billion or five court cases all related to Investments in dubai.

  • 10
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    I heard funds for the Ari tickets came from a big well established busineman such as dhammika PErera and he says, I had a previous loan from them and I paid it. On the other hand, they spent about $ 3000 which came from their earnings and subsidized by the father.

  • 19
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    The day SWRD declared Sinhala raja pashawa the went he’ll in handbasket
    Change the constitution give equal rights to minority’s u don’t have to be buddist to become the President
    Then see what happens to this blessed land

    • 3
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      Rumi:
      There is a good possibility of your wishes coming true provided you manage to find a tortoise with feathers.

    • 2
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      Rumi: What you are saying that you are Indian. but You Like sinhale and GIVE US SOMETHING AND MAKE US ACCEPTED IN SINHALE. THINK YOU ARE NOT DISCRMINATED BECAUSE YOU ARE MOHOMMADIAN OR CHRISTIAN.

    • 3
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      Rumi

      I am sorry, bear with me for I am bit thick.
      Does the constitution prevent any non Buddhist contesting presidential elections or being appointed to top offices?

  • 5
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    This disgraceful bastard should be recalled immediately for abuse of the position and dragging down the diplomatic status to the cess pit that he belongs to.

  • 3
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    No surprise!! Former and current president’s are partners in distraction !! Not as embarrassing as sending some alleged war criminals abroad as diplomats

  • 4
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    It is time for Derana to show this in their arse licking TV shows. They can say that even the imbecile sons are getting their due respect, this time from another bastard. What is joker Sira’s explanation for this? By the way, where are the so called special courts to send these thieves to the grand hotel at Welikada?

  • 0
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    12th man in cricketing terms(or even the water boy)………..

  • 4
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    Sri Lankan embassador and the staffa are a disgrace to the country. pl recall them.
    They have looted money to roam around the world. this is our money they are spending..

  • 2
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    I agree with all comments it is true that this country will ever prosper rogues as politicians every fellow doesn’t love the country they win on our votes to fill their pockets and support their famillies for them to come into power they crest Communal rifts and the modayas also getcaugt al this countryhad honest Politicians only up to 1960 who worked for the country and people y

  • 5
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    Doing the porter work to get a better job IF and WHEN Rajapaksa comes back to power.
    Which innocent rugby players. will be killed when these imbeciles and the father comes back.

  • 4
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    Outrageous! What can I say when all and sundry are appointed as Ambassadors? His role in the country too has a set of controversies. Definitely it is this Government who has to take the blame for this. I keep on saying that our vote made in Jan 8, 2015, making a regime change should not be ridiculed and the voters should not be treated like trash.

  • 4
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    I feel so sorry about the country. No integrity at all. MS must be mad to appoint this bugger as ambassador tarnishing image of the country!

  • 3
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    This country have no future: Like Egypt, Iraq, Syria or Venezuela Sri Lanka will be destroyed by various factors. Foolish majority Sinhalese will be the accused of all the destruction.
    Definitely next year FakaFucksha will win from then the end the country will start.

  • 0
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    He doing the right job.

  • 2
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    Sri Lanka is cursed by ungrateful people who may have died long time ago if Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s family was not there. We would be still struggling with issues such as war, garbage everywhere in the roads, no infrastructure development in the country, no highways and most probably all the important govt. institutions that’s needed for the country to maintain its power and economy would have been given to India or Somalia by now. This is the reason why hundreds of thousand people gather around these boys and their family when they go to religious place or wherever they go because those kind hearted people know that only this family loved Sri Lanka and we were lacking a strong leadership for so many decades. If MR leadership was there in SL for few more decades like Singapore… then we could have gone back 68yrs ago where Singapore wanted to make it like Colombo. I’m just thinking out loud the massive developments what this family could have done to this country like continuing infrastructure developments, foreign investments, new cities, harbours, airports, strong and happy workforce that loves the country and don’t strike most of the time like now due to weak leadership…

  • 6
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    Synthetic Lowyer cum President Counsel Namal Rajapaksa posted a tweet yesterday on the controversy and said the Ambassador ASP Liyanage was at the airport to welcome the Rugby team.

    Hmmm sounds funny Horu wenuwen horu!

  • 4
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    What is wrong he is being a true ambassador to Sri Lankan culture?
    And you expect this ambassador to go in front of Qatari authorities to fight for Sri Lankan workers there?

  • 2
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    Where are the official Ball Carriers of MR. After all we have plenty here (CT forum) who would have carried the bags on their heads and counted it as blessing from the heavens. I am sure DJ would have done a better job than this clown.He would have carried both the sons on his head (or back- depending on how physically fit after heavy drinking sessions and black outs)so that their feet will not touch the ground.

  • 1
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    Ring…. Ring calling Dr. Pandeniya for testing. Also calling our usual MR ball carriers for customer assistance.

  • 2
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    whatever said and done, MR & his family are having ‘best of both worlds’, if Liyanage had amassed so much wealth because of MR, Liyanage won’t even mind carrying those baggage on his head. If RW had sons they would do the same, anyone for that matter will never let go such flamboyant lifestyle when you have all the means to do it or someone spending for it out of gratitude…no big deal…btw did anyone ever question My3’s recent USA entourage and the whopping millions wasted on it, why would My3 take so many passengers with him to deliver a useless few minutes speech at the UN, which even members of his entourage wouldn’t remember today. Most Lankans admit the culture of corruption in the country, so lets accept reality and not be jealous about Yoshita & Rohita.

  • 0
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    dR. ROdda (what a name if you dont mind what doctor are you?????) .JD alias Jimmy is that you my boy. Seems like you are very happy to carry those bags.Go ahead. By the way do not forget their footwear. I am sure you feel honored.

  • 1
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    Breaking News.

    News just in Ambassador Liyanage was posted to Medamulana for the rest of his tenure.
    Upon his retirement in 2020 he will take up a Advisor post in Polonnaruwa.

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