25 September, 2020

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Strip MR Of Civil Rights, PRECIFAC Recommends

The Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to inquire into serious acts of fraud, corruption and abuse of power, state resources and privileges, better known by its acronym ‘PRECIFAC’ has recommended legal action on 34 cases where the parties named include former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers Basil and Gotabaya.

PRECIFAC has recoomended that Mahind Rajapaksa be stripped of his civic rights over losses caused to ITN by getting the television station to telecast advertisements free of charge.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has been named in the case regarding Rathna (RAKNA?) Lanka Ltd an Avant Garde Maritime Services Ltd. in which the Commission recommends legal action as per the Bribery Act. Legal action has also been recommended against Basil Rajapaksa over ‘ Misuse of state funds, assets and other benefits.’

PRECIFAC has also recommended further investigation of a payment amounting to Rs 260m by Namal Rajapaksa and his brother Yoshitha ‘under the President’s Office.’

To read a summery of the cases and recommendation on the 34 cases click here

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  • 31
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    Nothing will happen. This is election period gimmick !

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      “ELECTION PROPAGANDA OR REAL ACTION AHEAD!?”

      If this is true it’s a step in the right direction!!

      Now let’s see who tries to prevent this from happening!?

      Good opportunity to expose those in this Good Governance coalition government trying to protect the Rajapaksas…

      #INTERPOL

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      PRECIFAC,

      Fine. Strip him of civil rights and hanghim along with Gotabaya for the corruption and killings.

      There is no need for Sri Lanka to put up with these two, and Sri Lanka, needs to move on.

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    Sira’s darling Daughter said ,Sira is also crying when our Inhabitants are crying..
    Daughter must be surely referring to our Dalits , because Dr Ranil and Sira supporters in Colombo and Else where are definitely not crying.
    They are in fact laughing with glee and drinking Red Label and Mocktails..
    With this news. even more Dalits will start crying because, Sira who purported to support them in the previous regime was not only a most senior Minister.
    But also the General Sec and even investigated Dr Mervyn for wrong doing.
    What was he doing there if he didn’t know these ” crimes ” of spending Tax Payer money to improve the lot of our poor and the rural inhabitants?.
    What about Sira’s mate Dr Batalanda Ranil who helped establish the Guantamo in Batalanda ?
    And send the Red Elephant JVP Prince’s Uncles and even older Cousins to Nirvana, after pushing HB pencils in to their Brains through the Ears.
    And of course Dr Ranil’s Cousin who nicked Millions selling Waters Edge, according to one of our SC Judges in Colombo?..

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      KASmalam Kalu Albert K A Sumanasekere

      “Sira’s darling Daughter said ,Sira is also crying when our Inhabitants are crying..”

      Didn’t Namal baby say the same in an interview to NDTV just after his dad lost the presidential election in 2015? You tend to forget things. Its your drinking habit or perhaps you believe the readers are so gullible that they won’t remember events?

      “And send the Red Elephant JVP Prince’s Uncles and even older Cousins to Nirvana, after pushing HB pencils in to their Brains through the Ears.”

      Beg your pardon are you referring to the innovative torture methods used by army intelligence?
      By the way the JVP has changed its colours, its now Purple Peramuna and the silly old buggers of the SLPP have changed their colours too from blue to kurakkan.

      Were you officially carrying Dr Mahinda’s b***s while he was on a votes begging trip to Jaffna yesterday?

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        Native Mate,
        Sira’s Daughter also said Sira is feeling Hungry, when our Dalits are Hungry..
        How cool is that.
        Wonder whether Dada is on a gut buster Diet, because the President’s House as I understand has many Chef Publises to cook everything from Appama for Sira to Masala Vadai and Curry Potato Dosai for Sampathar and Ganeshan..
        How do you like your Masala Dosai…Hot or Mild?….
        You should know the Torture Methods of Pirahaparan and Batalanda Ranil as well.
        Poor Mahathaya did even worse than the poor Arabs in Guanatanmo..
        At least they are still alive.
        Wonder whether that Balaendran dude who was deported from Katunayaka is your mate or your Senator?..

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          KASmalam Kalu Albert K A Sumanasekere

          Go back to your original name. Kalu Alpert does not suit you. I suggest you use Bandula Jeyasekera.

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            Or .
            what about those financed by the LTTE Tiger Rumpto provoke the Sinhalese to a backlash so they can getfunds from HRW etc.Paid commentators for the Tigers such as
            Sakkaralingam, aTamil Vedda, Amarasiri, mama sinhalaya, mayullruam,Rajash,Ben hurling
            What shall we do with them?

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              Percy,
              Go to jail, change your cloths, appoint a committe along with Mahinda, Gota, Basil, Namal,Dayan & Weerawanse and you make a report according to your wish.

          • 1
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            NV – I would suggest “BIJAY” to keep it short.

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          KASmalam Kalu Albert K A Sumanasekere

          While you are still mourning about Mahathya’s fate can I just remind you it was the military intelligence (MI) which tipped off VP about what he was up to, his Hindian connections.
          Was the MI working for your brethren VP?

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      Say Kalu Albert whatever else you may say and get away with, Ranil and his mobile will not be caught drinking Red Label for sure. Single malt or nothing 🍷

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        Justice & fairplay

        Sri Lanka: Admiral Travis Sinniah’s Farewell Speech ( Video)
        Oct 30, 2017Oct 30, 2017

        Let me know if he is completely honest about the Sri Lankan Navy.
        Here is his farewell speech as the Commander of Navy.

        https://www.slguardian.org/sri-lanka-admiral-
        travis-sinniahs-farewell-speech/

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          NV

          As far as I am concerned it is a fine, dignified speech aimed at raising the morale of his people.

          As for answering your question, I am not qualified enough to answer it or pass judgment.

  • 16
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    Dear DJ,
    1. Political “witch hunt”. Noh?
    2. Terrible crimes committed against impoverished SL by so-called “Smart Patriots”?
    Yeah Baby!
    PS: BTW, that guy who stole 3 coconuts to fight hunger is still languishing in prison. He is unable to pay the fine imposed upon him by the Sri Lankan state. Please write an analysis about his circumstances, when you have some time off from Rajapassa’s propaganda duties.

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      yes it is a political witch hunt. a commission and a report designed for the use of My3 and RW. That is all. Just based on some flimsy charges. The court would not even consider this stupid one.

      Between Batalanda Commission had recmmended to strip RW, of civic rights

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      Ben, it is called “selective Justice”. Not to worry, they will pay for this. I mean those who have opted for selective justice, without equal justice for all.

      Already Ranil is getting into very hot water, and the fun has only just begun.

      Justice must be equal to all; high and low, rich and the poor. Pity, out Lawyers in parliament didn’t know that!!

  • 15
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    There should be an act passed in the Parliament, when a sitting politician is proved that he or she has taken bribe or committed a financial crime then his or her civic rights to be removed and the prison sentence should be double the normal sentence given to a civilian. Only this act will save the nation.

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      Park, the only problem is that none of the current parliamentarI answered will have the guts to do it.

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        Regret the typos in my msg above. None of the parliamentarians will have the guts to do it.

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      They also should be barred frim comtesting ANY election for the rest if their lives. A person who is jailed in regard to corruption, assault, murder should NEVER be able to contest any publuc office, let them be like a castrated rapist who can only watch and be tortured mentally,

  • 10
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    Come On Dayan……where is your response…..?
    waiting for your blog…that the whole of Sri Lanaka will erupt etc etc

    • 6
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      Dayan is worried that he might have to hide inside a dustbin if Mahinda and Gota are both locked up.

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    In NEWS: A Police Constable has been found guilty accepting a “Bribe” of Rs. 20,000.00 from a resident in Dematagoda to avoid taking legal action against for having a Dengu breeding place. The PUNSISHMENTS: (1) 7 years Rigorous Imprisonment (2) Deprive Civic Rights (3) Fine of Rs. 20,000.00. Comparatively, in these cases against “Elite Robbers” – “Proboo Horu” named in the PRECIFAC reports who have STOLEN millions of Public Property what SHOULD be the PUNISHMENTS be? At this moment, a word of THANK YOU must go to the Judiciary for setting up a Bench Mark in this case against that Police Constable. However an appeal to Judiciary: That case cited was filed in 2013 and it has taken 5 long years to conclude. But, please don’t take that LONG; perhaps I would suggest 6 MONTHS to conclude these cases against these publicly known “Elite Robbers” – “Proboo Horu” cited with credible evidence by the PRECIFAC.

  • 7
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    Who invented this immoral punishment.

    It was late JRJ put it into practice in Sri Lanka fearing re- emergence of late SB.

    It’s a serious crime, it’s like killing alive. this punishment must be written off from books.

    Prosecute those with charges & if found guilty, give relevant punishment except depriving of civic rights.

    It’s good to reconsider the legal barrier to those leaders to re contest after their 2nd term in office as president.

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      Who invented this immoral punishment. When you cry, my eyes are flowing free, colleague!

      It’s good to reconsider the legal barrier to those leaders to re contest after their 2nd term in office as president. You are right. I was think of that too. Goin back and crowning the Attanagalla Princes Chandrika is the only way to chase this bloody criminal out of the country. Let’s bring back her.

      (Our parliamentarians have 8th grade; probably you don’t have even that, Do you? I doubt even if New King’s Thirukkai Vaal can fix anything around you)

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    Hello K A sumane welcome back to the forum. How much is your pay check from Dr. Medamulana Raja.

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      TREVOR SIRINIVASAN: Are you BTW connected to AVAMANGALA.

      I heard Mahinda Rajapakse and Ranil Wickramasinghe were playing a game with the Central Bank and there are some hidden information on that. So, Ranil is thinking OK this time I got caught, you all escaped. but the wind won’t be always to one direction. Is that true ?.

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      Trevor Srinivasan

      Dr Rajapaksa (LLD + PhD X 3) is not that stupid to pay KASmaalam. K A Sumanasekere Kalu Albert instead KASmaalam pays him to carry Dr Rajapaksa’s (LLD + PhD X 3) b***s.

  • 5
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    “Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says that stepping former President Mahinda Rajapaksa of his civic rights alone is not enough.”

    So what else should be done?

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      Burt – Possibly castration !

  • 1
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    This is a lie. Political propaganda to get mercy from the voters.

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    MR is surely NOT alone. Others, whether in opposition or Govt should also be punished. Punishment by this administration will make next administration (when they come to power) to punish the guys in this. If they’re serious, corruption can be banished within 2 administrations. Issue is ALL guys around MR is so much corrupted and if they ever come to power, they’ll whole-sale loot the country to become ours another Sudan or Somalia within their term of years.

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    MR is surely NOT alone. Others, whether in opposition or Govt should also be punished. Issue is ALL guys around MR is so much corrupted and if they ever come to power, they’ll whole-sale loot the country to become ours another Sudan or Somalia within their term of years.

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    Seventy Years ( 70) of independence and what has been achieved.

    Lying, Cheating, Robbing, Intimidation, Murders ( openly committed ) , and you name it.

    What a fantastic development for a fantastic country. Hip hip hooray and keep on going.

    There is no need to strip anyone of anything because the land has been stripped of everything.

    Politicians, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Public Servants, The general public, and all other riff raff are to be commended and given medals. They are all deserve it for the hard work.

    Sri Lanka Kehelkang ( Banana ) Janarajaya ———————–jayaveva .

  • 4
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    PRECIFAC is very clear here.
    ‘They’ will get away with it. How? Use the language/religion-divide. This worked for seventy years but we at a bit wiser now.
    Should we be preparing ourselves for climate change?

  • 4
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    I hope if this happens MS and Ranil will be losing their civic rights too . Tit for tat will take place one point. This us all drama and dancing for election tunes. soon after election all will be friends .. But public will suffer as normal with price hikes and with all sort of issues.

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      OK along with these southern horas, let us also talk about colombo horas. penthouse horas, jayawardana clan horas, and ofc horagolla heries. Need a new prison to house all of them.

  • 2
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    In Lankawe, the cases always go ahead depending against whom you filed it. These Old Royal rowdies are challenging on the political stages if anyone can proceed on this accusation. Same way, there was no inquiry against Ranil on Batalanda Murders & Tortures, irrelevant of he was a possible criminal or not. Nagananda Kodituwakku has filed a case against Wilpattu wilderness destruction. Unfortunately the defendants are Younger Old Brother Prince and Rishard. If it was only against Rishard then 50% of the gilt is immediately wipe out as soon as the case. filed. When there is younger brother Prince also here, all 100% of the criminality wiped out immediately. In that circumstances, how to expect a Justice in Lanakwe?

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    The 20th dream of King Kosala:
    King: Lord, I saw a great chariot like mine leading hundreds of other chariots. The chariots came in separate groups and had their own leaders, and all seemed to be going on a very important and long journey. The main group led by a King seemed to be weak and some were dropping off because of the lack of sufficient food. The King had to do something. One night when they were camping in the night, the King quietly went with one of his trusted friends to the tents where food was kept and carried away a large stock of food to his camp.

    Soon after, this act of the King was discovered by his enemies. They wanted to remove the King. But there was a dilemma. The King was the only one who knew the terrain and was experienced and wise enough to complete the journey. The charioteers knew that without the King, they would all perish. Finally, even some of his arch enemies agreed that the King had no option but to do what he did and there was no option for them but to forget. They told themselves, “When the going gets tough the tough get going.”

    I am afraid, Lord, perhaps I may also have to do Akusala Kamma for the sake of the country.

    Buddha: Noble King, do not worry. This is not about or Kosala Desha. It is about “Lankadweepa” 2600 years from now. The Leader in power will have no option but to grab money from the Bhandagaraya. People will forgive him and things will go on.

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    Why have commissions and waste public funds if you don’t have the BALLS to follow through with the recommendations?

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    Can any one tell me who the members of PRECIFAC are? Who appointed them? Does PRECIFAC have judicial powers vested in it?

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      It is a five member panel. A web search gives this.

      “The 18 final reports – 17 final reports on large-scale corruption, fraud, and abuse of power and State funds and the final overall report of PRECIFAC – will be handed over to President Sirisena by High Court Judges Padman Surasena, Piyasena Ranasinghe and Gihan Kulatunga as well as former Auditor General B.A. Premathilake and PRECIFAC Secretary Gunadasa.”

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      “A Commission under the Commission of Inquiry Act differs from a Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry, which is appointed under the Special Presidential Commissions Inquiry law. The latter is relatively more powerful than the former. Whereas a Commission of Inquiry is a fact finding commission whose findings are not enforceable, a Special Presidential Commission has the power to subject a person found guilty to civic disability. A report, finding, order, determination, ruling or recommendation made by a Special Presidential Commission cannot be questioned in any court or tribunal as well. Section 9 of the Special Presidential Commissions of Inquiry Act explains the special powers it is vested with, which makes it more powerful than a Commission of Inquiry.”

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    Bond report against 34 reports. We are watching the implementation process. Now the CID has summoned the Bond trio when will they summon the Duo MR and GR and also possibly SR BR NR and YR. All this time everybody was shouting HORU ALLUWADA now they will say Revenge.

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    Sirs and Madams of CT, Rajagiriye Samantha say Ayubowan. Sorry I not write for few days. These days too much busy because election. I not take side. But very busy, arrange pot for meeting, make stage, helping Police Sirs, put balance here balance there, checking my boys not take side. This time job easy Sir. Have meeting many pots but no big fight. Last election, believe Sir, Aiyo.- too much fight.

    Sirs and Madams, me not taking side but I must be tell. Why punish Mahinda Mahattaya? He done very good thing Sir. Finish Tigers. Now no fighting. No suicide bombs. Finish mad man Prabhakaran. Him enemy of all people. He kill too much Tamil also. So why not give Mahinda Mahattaya Samawa. Me trying to put balance here.

    Some people want punish Ranil Mahattaya for Bond something. But see Sir, he like Mahinda Mahattaya done it because nothing else possible. Put balance Sirs and Madams.

    What I tell, one side give Samawa to Mahinda Mahattaya. Other side give Samawa to Ranil Mahattaya. Them both sides ask Sirisena Mahattaya forget all. Not waste time checking this checking that. Make new start. Tell Sirisena Mahattaya, we all eating drinking peoples. Try not make every thing going case.

    I saw TV big big books report. Our Nathamy, Muniyandi, strong, but may be cannot lift all books. How much spend paying people who check, print report and all that? Give that money to poor childs for school books or some learn thing. Many childs like that here. Very sad Sirs and Madams. Why not those people come here and check people problem. Not make report. Only see. Them start cry I think.

    Thank you Sirs and Madams for read.

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    I Shay, I don’t know what these pellows are saying about bond and all.Why they want bring Bond into this. Is this to put Ranil sir into trouble. That very bad and we have to get a good judge like Gihan Kulatunge to do the Bond case. He knows what to do. He will send that Mara to the gallows.the story that Aloysius pays him a monthly allowance is all lies. He never do that.see what Palisena said.

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    Stripping MR of his civic rights is not sufficient as that amounts to nothing more than a slap on the wrist. He should be stripped of all his assets and sent to jail for the rest of his life.
    But who will bell the cat? Who has the guts to administer even a slap on the wrist? Surely not MS?

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    Strip the fellow of his civic rights? Lets do it, but How? It is much easier like during his time to send a white van and make him disappear rather than legally taking away his civic rights. The reality is a Commission of Inquiry appointed under the Commission of Inquiry act can only provide findings and particularly after being a Republic it is just that. If that was the target then A special Presidential Commission of Inquiry should have been appointed in terms of that Act, which requires all Commissioners be a judge of at least District Court Level. Then after its findings with a two thirds majority of Parliament a resolution can be passed to deprive rights prescribed in that act. One may ask me what about the Thalgodapitiya Commission? That was in the 1960’s when the Sovereignty was vested with Queen Elizabeth of Ceylon. Her Majesty’s Royal Commissioners made a finding and based on that finding a special provisions act was passed with an appropriate order in council. No such mechanism is possible now with this Commission of Inquiry.

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    There must be certain norms has to be accepted by Matharipala Sirisea as President of Sri lanka.
    But his line of policies of political democracy has not accommodated by any of those values and rule of democracy governance since 2015 January 8th.
    He entirely destroy that whole set of rules, laws and regulation by violated republic Constitution even that after 19th amendments. .MS, Rani. W.. and CBK are working towards anti-establishment politics by over-ruling law of land.
    After that 70 years MS by an ignorance of political democracy of our nation has come to new an instability and uncertainties in our land through out an island in last 37 months.
    1 The most paramount conflict is that tragedy is that Economic growth being standstill.
    2 By poverty has double.
    3.Agriculture lost all means of cultivation.Frames subsidiary cut by recent budget.
    4 All Universities funds has disappear. Higher education funding declined 6% to 2% .
    5 All medicines items prices has gone up 70% to 80% presents.
    6 The total that small & medium enterprises lost of investment due rise of higher interest rate of Central Bank Bonds scandal led by UNP of Ranil Wicks other UNP leaders of Malik, Kaber Husuan of ISIS ideologist and Ravi Karunayake of that ex-Minster of Finance.
    There is no way to be rebuild Sri lanka under the New UNP leadership of MS ,RW and CBK? The issues s 2015 January 8th mandate has upside down by MS, RW and CBK lederasgip of New UNP’s

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    How long would it take to finalise all these 34 cases?
    Anyway most of us on these pages may not be amongst the living IF and when these cases are concluded and Judgement delivered!

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    Needless to say entire Attorney General Department under Ranil Wickraksinghe command .!!!@#%$.?
    All legal or illegal advices and directive run gone through to that Attorney General by Prime-Minster office over phone calls. Most are verbally that directives to AG to bottom of that selected officials.
    Or by other directives comes from Thalal Autukora of UNP Minister of Justice or Rajith Senarthan or Champika Ranawaka to AG. They are having easy access to AG and its Department by those mention Minsters of UNP by Whom that Rule of Law of in our land.
    Ours Nation and their ongoing Judiciary procedure has lost their “impartiality” and an “independent” that working pattern since last 37 months.
    In fact while Gradually that people are loosing confidence of Judiciary operation in Court of law in our soil. Fairness and fair play no longer exist at Hulfdofe in Colombo under RW MS and CBK???

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    I do not know whether MR robbed or not – but he is the only leader (with GR) who had guts to annihilate LTTE menace from the country and allowed us to breath freely – today we do not bear doubt that our children will come back home after school – or whether we will be able to go home safely after work – before that the country was at standstill – Now if somebody talks of stripping his civic right we should consider that person as a traitor bas….d

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      Rebok

      “I do not know whether MR robbed or not – but he is the only leader (with GR) who had guts to annihilate LTTE menace from the country and allowed us to breath freely “

      It was Hindia which annihilated LTTE.
      Dr Mahinda (LLD + PhD X 3) and Dr Gota (DSc) told media just after the end of the war (check NDTV) that without Hindia they would not have won the war. What the hell a number of Hindian Army men were doing at the Omanthai Army camp from from about 2006 to 2009? Were they selling Chappati and potato curry to the Sri Lankan armed forces?

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