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Thajudeen Murder Case Is Being Suppressed: President Sirisena

Amidst reports that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was preventing the arrest of former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa over the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen, President Maithripala has revealed that Thajudeen’s murder case is in fact being suppressed.

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Maithripala

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Sirisena said, “the Thajudeen case which is being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Department is being suppressed.”

He also said that the culprits behind the Treasury Bond scam at Central Bank must be punished.

Sirisena also claimed that his recent statement against the FCID, Bribery Commission and the CID were taken out of context, specially by the English media, which wrongly interpreted him over the statement delivered at SLFI. He said that he was always of the view that investigations and cases into large scale corruption cases should be expedited, but instead some were suppressed, such as Thajudeen’s case, as well as the case over the procurement of the MiG-27 fighter jets.

Sirisena said that he was not intervening in the investigation of such investigation agencies, but it was important to highlight the truth, or else the public will assume that he was not focusing on these matters. “What I am trying to say is that the action should be expedited and done effectively,” he said.

He also said that he was aware that the officers of the Bribery Commission, FCID and CID were doing a great effort, but emphasized that it was important to expedite cases, because some of the cases have dragged on much more than the expected time period of the public.

“The people expected speedy investigations and results. It is already 20 months. The investigations should be expedited as it is nearly two years. The delay is the question,” he said.

Speaking on the COPE Report over the Treasury Bonds at Central Bank, Sirisena reiterated that as the Parliamentary Committee report is out, the report should be submitted to an independent, impartial body which does not have politicians. “If somebody has done wrong, he should be brought before courts,” he said.

Sirisena also added that the media had distorted his statement over the arrest of former commanders.

“As the Minister of Defence, and as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, I should be made aware if a serving or retired Commander is arrested and taken to courts. Like those serving, even those retired have links in the armed forces. The public perception should be understood when action is taken. We should not act against the will of the people. We should act in a manner where the wish of the public is fulfilled,” he said.

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    May all the curse be with those who stand on the way of Thadjudeen case.

    How much torments the victimised family should have gone without that young life… is to me personally no means bearable, even if I have been born buddhist.
    Justice is not yet served to Sportlers family should be clear to each and everyone of the country. Actually, people regardless of race should come to street for protests.
    If already available evidences hint former VVIP FAMILy to have been dealth with the murder, what blocks them being not questioned yet – after almost 365×2 = 730 days since MR and thugs from power have been chased away.

    • 16
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      This is the curse of INBRED SRILANKA!!
      Every one related to one another.
      They all SLEEP TOGETHER AND WAKE UP TOGETHER , HOW DO THEY POINT FINGER AT THEIR INBRED FAMILY CROOKS AND MURDERERS.

      SRILANKA, APE SRILANKA ?? QUEEN KUVENI WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO THIS INBRED CROOKS IN THE NAME OF LORD BUDDHA.

      YOU MUST BE LAUGHING IN YOUR GRAVE!!!

      We are blessed with INBRED CROOKKS AND MURDERERS IN THE PARLIAMENT , WITHIN THE CLERGY, AND THE WIDE ESTABLISHMENT.
      CHIKKE!!

      • 3
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        Yes may be they are all sleeping in the same bed LIKE the roofless people gather to an under bridge or street corners of the western world. They do everything together – not thinking twice – so how can they face it next in the future. So was the bond scame resulted.

        While awakening from their lethagic sleeps, they know nothing about with whom they have slept. That makes even more difficult to trace them.
        Consequences of the kind of occurences – can only worsen the sitaution. Only DNA tests will reveal more about the nature of the resulted ones.

        I think lanken investors need to do lot more in the areas of data management. Like – introducing data banks to all ministries and departments – THAT way we can save more time in the future if we intend to see progress at least in few years now.

        Data capture by computerized systems would not leave things and issues untouched. Each and every villagers and thier whereabouts can easiyl be captured to those data management systems.

        We need data entry specialists and the like clerical men and women to do the job at all levels. That is there in srilanka. Schools can do the jobs at low rates. There the advanced level students will learn more how to contribute their skills to be part of the country s future. If there is a will (political and nation will) there is always a way. It is no that difficult.

      • 10
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        ““As the Minister of Defence, and as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, I should be made aware if a serving or retired Commander is arrested and taken to courts. Like those serving, even those retired have links in the armed forces. The public perception should be understood when action is taken. We should not act against the will of the people. We should act in a manner where the wish of the public is fulfilled,” he said.”

        What a load of crap , what the hell he tries to say here ? Public perception ! my foot . if the law of the country going to apply according to the public perception , then there would be no cases against any of the Mafia family members or Armed forces members .
        MY3 you had committed an irrevocable blunder where you indirectly threatened both Judiciary and law enforcement agencies , now don’t try to play innocent here .we as the public have completely lost the faith and confidence which we had in you ;furthermore, no matter how hard you try to justify your ulterior motives , we know what is important for you. you and your no good SLFP are only good for two legged buffaloes.

        • 4
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          Only when a sitting M.P. is to be arrested, it is conveyed to the
          Speaker – as required in rules and regulations- There is NO need
          to inform the Minister of Defence (even if he happens to be H.E if any of the servants coming under his Ministry is questioned or arrested. Gamarala ideas no doubt?

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        ‘Amidst reports that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was preventing the arrest of former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa over the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen’. CAN CMB TELEGRAPH please give us these OTHER factual reports?? As not long ago CMB Telegraph had the same head line only with Yoshitha Rajapaksa name upon it’s ‘claim’

        Still nice to see another Factual article by CMB telegraph without out the name of the ‘journalist’ who investigated and came to the conclusion of Shiranthi Rajapaksa this time. One wonders who next the Rajapaksa pet dog will be the accused?

        As the president said no such thing, if one reads the article.

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      [Edited out]

  • 12
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    Why was this suppressed? What is the rationale behind the suppression. Is it to protect Rajapaksas. Sad state of affairs.

    Political is a dirty game. Two or three parties argue to gain popularity and use this as a vehicle to gain power. THE PUBLIC WILL SUFFER TODAY AND TOMORROW.

  • 16
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    It is not sufficient for the President to make such comments without qualifying what he is going to do about it. If he sincerely believes that these important cases have been suppressed, then he should have taken Executive action to deal with the Heads of the Departments responsible for suppressing,including the Prime Minister. It seems that every tom, dick and harry is taking their own decisions on such important cases, unilaterally, without consulting the President and acting as agents for the former President, MR. The President, MS, should take control of the situation and show who the leader is, otherwise to us the public, it seems that there is no one at the helm of the government. The saboteurs in the government (i.e. politician rogues working for MR) are playing a ratty game (if there is no cat in charge).

    • 7
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      He should have done this on day 1, 9th January 2015 – i.e. take on the leadership.

    • 9
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      He is just playing a card that everyone is crooked and I am clean to just hide his incompetency. He is talking about suppressing cases but the IGP, AG both are his picks. AG’s hands are tied if there isn’t enough evidence to press charges. He should first investigate where the problem is without singing to the gallery.

    • 6
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      Thrisu,

      it is JUST simple- and even public secret – they the lanken respective authorities have no such systems yet strengthened- like in the UK or in Germany.
      Impunity has become their immunity from the day one.Now they like Sellakatharagama monkeys abuse it further making every efforts painting the picture in favour of them.

      If former PM of UK -Cameron would have gone any kind of high profile calcutlated murder related high crimes, would he ever be able to scot free. They the genetlemen knew this from the day 1 of their politics.

      We the nation and polticians have to realize it LET alone today.

      It is lanken kind of law and order though set in UK s format is being used, taking actions as long due have been blocked somehow against REAL unlawful issues SPECIALLY if they are connected to HIGH men.

      I really dont think those UK formats allow them in the UK.

      This is anissue commonwealth countries to discuss openly as they can since stumbling blocks being made by the kind have opened the doors them -high criminals to remain uncaptured and contiue their high crimes further.

    • 3
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      “The saboteurs in the government (i.e. politician rogues working for MR) are playing a ratty game (if there is no cat in charge).”

      This includes the PM. He has done so in the past to save MR from ……

      • 3
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        Not only PM but also President and all others in proactive roles.

        Like the wheel compatibilities of a push bicycle – after all in the crankset – all these should work together – if any tangible actions to be taken against high sharks in the liine of anti corrution handlings.

        We the outsiders can easily add things as we just feel – nothing moves.. but ours are not a developed country – we dont have good talented experienced officers – we dont have proper systems. People are also no knowledgeble enough.
        Instead we are filled with saboteuers, all kind of high criminals and oppotunists in the areas of politics and MEDIA institutions.

        Derana and Sirasa have been marching towards bringing THEIR own favourite mens to strenghten their pockets.

        Sirasa works in faovur of Sajith Premadasa and his men. Dayan Jayathilaka has been a regular invitee by them – sometimes, the interlletuals see NO reasons SIRASA to rely on DJ leaving powerful universiity professors aside.
        What DJ has done in 2009 was commedable, but since then – what has he been doing ? Why some media men stay stick to DJ for external politics of the country.
        Rajeewa Wijesinghe the man to have added utter lies – WITH zero casualities – in terms of war end killings and missings – proved at the beginning of his rediculours performance as a Deputy minister – not even 1.5 years passed, where his talents lie ( he abused the UGC former President – female Prof. on that day- not being able to manage a team well – as if a monkey was given a sharp knife) – – all these men to be part of Sirasa or other channels prove MORE THAN enough how unfair ( biased) the media have become.

        Gammanda is a good work -but it should work with the ruling politicians. Not standing on the way of them. Just creating a stance among the gulliable masses – that politicians are all no worth can do more harm for the future of the nation.

  • 9
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    Well said President , I am on your side until you change your word.
    Is our PM a Liar??
    Looking after his NO GOOD FRIENDS?? Taking our country to no return Hell?? How long can he protect his crooks and murderers??

  • 11
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    Everything against the Rajapaksa’s and their numerous thieves has been suppressed. Sri Lankans should wonder why this new regime, with all the big talk before they were elected, are now looking weak and reluctant to give any criminal who has murdered or stolen, a taste of justice. That includes father, mother, and good for nothing sons. No one is above our laws, and should not act like that.

    What Sirisena now says is a huge joke.

    IT SEEMS THE INVESTIGATION AGAINST HIS DEAR PUTHA’S BEHAVIOR AT THE CLIQUE, HAS BEEN SUPPRESSED TOO.

  • 15
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    Sirisena seems to be a hypocrite. He says murders of Thajudeen and Bond scam culprits must be punished, but what about allegations against his brother in telecom case and assault case against his son.

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      Dr.sankaralingam

      what he is trying to say is that you have to take the serious cases first and sort it out.Him making his brother the CEO of telecom and his son going and attacking the security guards in a nightclub pales in comparison to the bond scam,thajudeen and the MIG deal etc.A sensible approach i think.

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        shankar

        Have you ever been tempted to ask Black and Decker about the murders of Lasantha, Raviraj, Thajudeen, …..

        Being Gota’s early b***s carrier he would have had information on outsourcing of assassinations, cover ups, related spins, plausible deniability, collateral damages, ……

  • 4
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    If a Company CEO says this company doesn’t run the way I want, or if the CEO can not make that company profitable or people do some hanky panky, what is the normal procedure ?

    Ask the CEO to quit and appoint another CEO.

    • 2
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      Very good analogy. If the ruling party can’t be the CEO and ‘joint opposition’ is accused in the murder, we have to make the ‘official opposition’ the CEO. Are you up for it

  • 10
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    Then why did you let them exhume Thajudeen’s body? You should have let him rest in peace from the beginning? Nature will punish the people who are responsible people for his murder, and you also watch out if you think Rajapakshas will forget what you did you are seriously mistaken Mr. President!

  • 6
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    MS do not give excuses . You are the President. You and PM(neither Wijeyadasa R) cant pick and choose whom to be prosecuted or not. Both of you tell loud and clear in Public that CID ,FCID, CIABOC and other law enforcement agencies down to Police Stations that all violators of law must be prosecuted. Mr Fowzie , Former Military or Bond Cheats are no exception and both of you will not interfere. Also send a clear message to the judiciary that they are independent. Military Chiefs who robbed are traitors as they robbed whist rank and file sacrificed their lives.

  • 11
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    Suppressed by you after your speech

    • 7
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      You may be right.

      We now need to interview former Director of FCID and as to why she decided to leave the office on that day ?

      President makes statements like need to fit for the outer cover title of the book. But inside, there are not powerful chapters which explain why the authorities stay stagnated.

      What came out after former JMO (now retired man) was caught by acts – to have passed even body parts of the SPORTLERs from the post death related labs.

      No doubt, the UNHRC or other high bodies that work for the human dignity and peity will raise the question, as to why former JMO let those body party of the dead missing to be kept in the SAITEM medical collage labs. There these men would not be able to escape easily.
      If I were part of the victimized family would have gone to international court and made an entry for the delay of the misterious murder investigation.

      We need to thank MP Hirunika to have worked that brave to get the killers of her father convicted – unfortunatley, the victimized family of Thadjudeen seems to have no such powerful figures to go against fearlessly.

      If you are politically powerful in this torn country, justice related issues could move with an another speed.

      Examples

      a)Hirunika Father s murder case, She was very powerful and was all along fought for justice – for me she is exemplary but for others could be not

      b)Rajaakshe family – father, mother and sons- are all from VVIP of previous regime – thereofre, their cases have been subjected to obvious delays.

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    Then why did you let them exhume Thajudeen’s body? You should have let him rest in peace from the beginning because you are the executive President of the country, you just can’t blame Ranil Wickramasinghe only on this matter? Nature will punish the people who are responsible people for this murder, and you also watch out if you think Rajapakshas will forget what you did you are seriously mistaken Mr. President!Also, UNP is losing its popularity sooner than they thought.

  • 12
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    What about the investigation on the violent behavior of your son, Mr. President? Ongoing or going on?

  • 9
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    President Sirisena,

    “Amidst reports that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was preventing the arrest of former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa over the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen, President Maithripala has revealed that Thajudeen’s murder case is in fact being suppressed”

    You are the President. Just do it.

    Go after all the crooks and killers. The people expect that. The Crooks, Killers and the Rajapaksa are not worth it. Do you want to be impeached and treated as a traitor?

    You have already earned the Titles Turncoat, Traitor and Gona and Gon.

    • 6
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      What if CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS led by late golden son of the nation – Rev. Sobitha thero would kindly request president to appoint a special committee to see and speed up the ALL DELAYED high profiles cases ?

      1) Thadjujeen Murder- nothing came out even if the body was exhumed – and reports revealed former JMO -Ananda Samarasekara was the incharge of the case – atthe time, it was categorically ruled out as – death following an accident.
      But all the evidences were there – him to decide that it was a planned murder by some known politicians
      Then again, the officer to allow body parts of the dead to go missing but later found in SAITEM labs – is beyond all ethics and morals

      2) Lasantha `s murder
      3) Ekanaligoda Missing
      4) MIG deal high corruption (not yet that Udayanga Weeratunga is returned to the country – why why why ?)

  • 9
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    President Sirisena says that “We should not act against the will of the people. We should act in a manner where the wish of the public is fulfilled”.

    So then what about Daham? And why did he not explain his views to Dilrukshi when she handed over her letter of resignation? What about Avant Garde and his questionable pronouncements?

    The list goes on!

    And if he is really serious about the Thajudeen affair (as he says he is) and that Ranil is the one to blame, why not tell his Minister of Justice to get his shit together and to proceed with the case and tell Ranil to stay out of it???

    Sounds like the ‘same old same old’!!!

  • 12
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    Remove the snake Wijedasa and get results?

  • 2
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    Amazing, simply amazing!!!

    Sri Lanka and its judicial system cannot be a part of any individual’s fiefdom. The Law and the judicial system belongs to the country and its people, and no one can interfere with them or slow things down. They cannot be manipulated, This is elementary; simply elementary, be it Watson / Holmes / Ranil or The President.

    If what is stated by the President has been a truthful reportage, then as a Society we are very much in the dark ages and going backwards, despite the various trappings of ‘modernization’ undertaken by the government, which are seen as mere eye wash.

    Modernization must truly start with our thinking. No amount of tall buildings and fly overs will make us a modern society unless the thinking is modern, progressive and uncorrupt.

    Elementary, really.

  • 7
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    Blaming everyone for your own mistakes does not bring solutions to the many problems faced by the country.
    Your still the Executive President of the country and you do have a say in appointment of ministers and key personnel. Its understandable that you were elected by both parties coming together but you had the choice picking ministers who did not come with a known baggage. To start with W. Rajapaksa as minister of Justice.

    If your saying major cases are suppressed then its the problem with the IGP or AG which are your selection and you have the right to replace.

    You keep saying these straightforward cases are suppressed but your against foreign judges and persecutors when it comes to accused crimes against Tamils. Are they not Sri Lankan that deserve justice?

    First you have to be honest before you expect others under you to be honest.

  • 6
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    President Maithripala Sirisena,

    RE: Thajudeen Murder Case Is Being Suppressed: President Sirisena

    So, the State would not provide justice and follow the rule of Law.

    So, you are saying that the Victims families, Tribes and communities need to take justice into their own hands, and hire Justice Enforcers, aka Assassins to go after those who are the most likely suspects and killers in order to get justice?

    Why do you have a police force , the people are paying taxes for?

    The French Revolution?

  • 5
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    Hey here’s an idea.. instead of saying this and that should be done.. why not effing get it done?? you are the president. Are you saying you have no control of your subjects? oh yes.. who am i kidding.. frigging scarecrow

  • 7
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    I don’t understand what he is complaining! As the commander in chief of the armed forces law and order why does he not take action? Is he not the president of the country?

  • 6
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    Mr President – It is your constitutional and moral duty to the people of this country to ensure those who are suppressing the establishment of the rule of law are identified, removed from office and the independent investigations on major and minor high profile issues are expedited in the interest of not only good governance for which you were elected and to which you “swore your oath of office” but also for the establishment of the rule of law and a just, free and fair society in this country. You should apply this policy free of any favor, devoid of any affiliations and or affections to those who commit acts that contravene the rule of law. Thank you.

  • 9
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    Thajudeen Murder Case Is Being Suppressed: President Sirisena

    So its been suppressed by the current government.
    Meaning Yahapalanaya still don’t have control of the ongoing issues.
    The Jarapassa authorities have control over Yahapalanaya.

    Why cannot the Yahaplanaya surface the suppressed issues. Are they weak or under threat from Jarapassa. The public like to know the facts.

  • 8
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    Nice spin My3 but I am not taken in.

    Sirisena is trying to shift the blame. But the content of his rant against the independent commissions in recent times is indisputable. He wanted the Army Intelligence Officers released and that is what followed. His rant was so strong and so pointed that Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe resigned from her position as the Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption (CIABOC).

    My3 as well as Ranil do not deserve the job they are holding. They are not the solution for Sri Lanka’s travails but they are the problem. The sooner these two jokers are out the better it is for the common citizen.

    • 1
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      Surely the most disturbing fact is that the pretend independent judges bailed the killer filth soon after little pressies statement?

  • 3
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    For once the leader of this country has accepted the truth. Wasim Thajudeen case is being suppressed.

    Fortunately, the Thajudeen family believe in the hereafter and they are an Oppressed group who have not got justice in this world. Their prayers will be answered by the Creator and the criminals of this crime will face the wrath of the Creator on the Day of Judgement.

    On that day, none of the politicos will be spared. They will endure severe justice.

    So the Thajudeen family should not be worried much as their son has died a martyr’s death.

    • 6
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      Barus, What if Thajudeen was a Sinhalese,Buddhist the family would have created havoc in this country.

      But Wasim Thajudeens family is silently suffering without anybody’s help.

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        Vaachalaya,

        As you have indicated, being a minority in this country means attaining SECOND CLASS CITIZEN status defacto.

  • 3
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    Being suppressed by who ? Who are the suppressors ?

    Where do you go from here ? Let Sunday Leader’s motto ( unbowed and unafraid ) prevail,Mr.President.

    Do not worry Maha Sangha and majority ofthe people will be behind you.

  • 9
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    This Mad bugger doesn’t know what he is talking about.

  • 4
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    If you know that so well, it’s time to activate your executive power. The country I’d here to stand by. JUST DO IT!

  • 5
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    So Mr. President, knowing this you did nothing about it!?

  • 1
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    Tamil have you gone crazy.w We voted for you to see that justice is done not to protect anyonerr r

  • 2
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    Crimes and corruption have been legendry in the past decade. CT is only
    after certain crimes of interest to it? Why do you edit out the 50
    allegations as listed hereunder please? Does the Front Against Corruption deny this List?[Edited out]

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