15 October, 2018

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Thajudeen Murder: Dialog Telecom Finally Submits Crucial Data To AG

Contrary to media reports where it was continuously reported that Dialog Axiata PLC was concealing vital telephone details regarding the ongoing investigation into the Wasim Thajudeen murder, it is now reliably learnt that Dialog Axiata PLC has last week submitted the comprehensive details pertaining to the information that the Attorney General had requested.

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Thajudeen

Colombo Telegraph further learns that the delay in Dialog Axiata PLC furnishing the requested information was due to the technical nature of the requested details.

Unlike providing easier information such as call log details, obtaining critical technical information such as which tower calls originated and terminated between the caller and the receiver takes a considerable period of time to retrieve.

In order to obtain and maintain accuracy with the details that needed to be furnished, it is reliably understood that Dialog Axiata had to deploy several teams over a period of months and also conduct an audit prior to submitting the requested information. Confidante telecom sources revealed that this excercise had even cost the telecom service provider a whopping sum in the range of Rs 50 million.

Meanwhile it is also reliably learnt that the Attorney General had written back to Dialog Axiata PLC and thanked them for their support in furnishing this vital piece of information that could piece together and help speed up the investigations into one of the country’s most publicized and gruesome of murders.

Earlier there was speculation that the Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya would be held liable for concealing information that the service provider was bound to furnish regarding public interest and also which fell under the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Act.

Colombo Telegraph’s attempt to contact the Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC Dr.Hans Wijayasuriya for a comment proved futile.

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  • 35
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    Looks like a positive development in resolving the mystery of one of the most horrendous crimes in the country.
    Sengodan. M

    • 30
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      Sengodan,

      The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Though I am cautiously optimistic.

      The slow pace of the investigation is highly suspicious.

      Nobody has been dragged in for interrogations. Not Anura Senanayake, Not Captain Tissa, Not Namal Raja, not even Navy Yoshitha.

      Neither Sri Lanka Police, nor AG are independent. They still seek green lights from political masters like Sagala(PM’s favorite runner), Ranil & MY3.

      My guess is complicated, cunning political tactics are at play.

      We have a covered some distance. Yet, we have a long way to go.

      Cheers!

      • 21
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        Ben Hurling

        Is it true that MR has promised to leave politics altogether if his family is left alone? Has MR made a deal with UNP/Government?

        • 22
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          Native,

          I hear a lot of rumors.

          MR’s criminal family will be left alone. Once they are safe and sound inside the prison walls. Of course.

          UNP/Government should not cut deals with criminal deal makers from the former regime. People toppled them for a reason.

          Such spineless stupidity will bring about UNP/Government’s own downfall.

          Cheers!

          • 3
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            he will not be safe if he quits politics!
            firstly, he and watti amma CBK have increases in pensions to bring it in line with his and MS future pension.they have 500 army and 200 police each.- warlords to say the least.
            finally like Fonseka his visa to US would be refused.(fonseka awaiting watch the space)
            District Judge Columbia High Courts ruled that Head of State cannot be prosecuted.Presently its Sri Sri from Chandigarh.

        • 6
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          Native Vedda

          ‘Has MR made a deal with UNP/Government’

          What do you need Ben for? To confirm when the deal was made?

          Does Jan 09 ring a bell?

        • 5
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          He will have to do so in the days to come.

          Who thought that the man would fall down to the level the way he ruled and reigned the nation last few years. But it worked.

          Very same manner, with all the hidden untold stories about the family come to surface – MR et al will have to spend the rest of his life in a prison for sure.

          I see the light at the end of tunnel NV :)

        • 8
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          Native Vedda

          “Is it true that MR has promised to leave politics altogether if his family is left alone? Has MR made a deal with UNP/Government”

          Can they be handed over to Wahhabi Saudi Arabians to be stoned to death.

          Even the Bible says over 10 times, to stone to death wrongdoers.

          • 4
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            Amarasiri

            Here is something that I am sure you will enjoy reading:

            Saudi Arabia announces 34-state military alliance to fight terrorism

            Gulf state reveals formation of coalition in statement citing ‘duty to protect the Islamic nation from the evils of all terrorist groups and organisations’

            Reuters in Dubai
            Monday 14 December 2015 23.18 GMT

            Saudi Arabia has announced the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a statement published on the state news agency, SPA.

            “The countries here mentioned have decided on the formation of a military alliance led by Saudi Arabia to fight terrorism, with a joint operations centre based in Riyadh to coordinate and support military operations,” said the statement, which was released on Tuesday.

            A long list of Arab countries such as Egypt, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, together with Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan and African states were named.

            The announcement cited “a duty to protect the Islamic nation from the evils of all terrorist groups and organisations, whatever their sect and name, which wreak death and corruption on earth and aim to terrorise the innocent.”

            Iran was absent from the states named as participants by Saudi Arabia. Proxy conflicts between the two regional powers are ongoing in both Syria and Yemen.

            The US has been increasingly outspoken about its view that Gulf Arab states should do more to aid the military campaign against Islamic State, the militant group based in Iraq and Syria.

            In a rare press conference, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and defence minister, Mohammed bin Salman, said that the campaign would “coordinate” efforts to fight terrorism in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan, but offered few concrete indications of how military efforts might proceed.

            “There will be international coordination with major powers and international organisations … in terms of operations in Syria and Iraq. We can’t undertake these operations without coordinating with legitimacy in this place and the international community,” he said without elaborating.

            Asked if the new alliance would focus just on Islamic State, Bin Salman said it would confront not only that group but “any terrorist organisation that appears in front of us”.

            Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab neighbours have been locked in nine months of warfare with Iran-allied rebels in neighbouring Yemen, launching hundreds of airstrikes there.

            Following a spate of attacks on Western targets in recent months, the US has increasingly said it thinks that firepower would better be used against Isis.

            As a ceasefire is set to take hold in Yemen on Tuesday alongside United Nations-backed peace talks, Riyadh’s announcement may signal a desire to shift its attention back toward the conflicts north of its borders.

            Isis has pledged to overthrow the monarchies of the Gulf and has mounted a series of attacks on Shia mosques and security forces in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

            theguardian.com

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              That is a boots on the ground formation:
              They are afraid of the S-400 Triumf SAM.
              UK & Russia cooperate on ISS, but not on ISIS – why?
              as to how Cameron did 4 sorties is anyone’s guess.

        • 2
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          I am not a Ranil supporter. All I know is he certainly is no fool to get involed in situations where it is not possible to hide.

          • 2
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            What if Ranil has cut a deal for “reasonable” reasons? What if he feels that the ability of the Rajapaksas to destablise the country and government is high so he thinks “better let sleeping dogs lie”?

    • 2
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      Sengodan. M

      No Question, one of the most horrendous crimes in the country. Is Sri Lanka the only country where the First Family and state kill promising athletes?

      Need to find exactly.
      1. Wanted it done
      2. Why
      and get to the masterminds.

      The Others are contractors.

      We have many other cases on non-athletes to be solved.

      All the culprits need to be punished. If not, the people need to take care the needed punishment.

      Assassins? Black Tigers? Are you still there? There may be some contracts that will

      1. Do a real service to the society.
      2. Ger paid for it.
      3. End up in Heaven or attain Nibbana or Nirvana.

    • 3
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      Most horrendous crime?

      This infidel was womanising with the Rajapakse princes and he tried to poke the wrong one.

      No one else is responsible for his death but himself.
      We shouldn’t waste more time and money on this useless case.

  • 4
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    Thajudeen Murder: Dialog Telecom Finally Submits Crucial Data To AG

    Anyway “Dialog” has done a splendid job by ignoring the monetary mobilisation constraints towards the job for the sake of the country.

    Law abiding is a respectful responsibility of every citizen, upholding the law in its perspective, is the uttermost responsibility of a state.

  • 11
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    FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN.
    Let our justice system work out the rest.

    • 4
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      MARA

      “FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN”

      Not so fast, there is some element of truth in what Ben Hurling (comment #2) has said!

      • 4
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        Bring these Minimaruwa’s to Justice. Tajudeen’s murder is a premeditated by top Politicos.

  • 5
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    We the public are anxious to know the results, however I am sure the CID
    very well knows how the Case can be broken by leading Lawyers. Therefore
    it is best that all evidence is gone into by the AG/Police specialist
    before filing indictments. The chances of any of the accused getting out
    will not only be a moral failure, but a Political triumph to a Family.

    It will be worth re-calling how a bygone M. Sathasivams (Cricketers) case despite Scotland Yard assisting, ended with the accused going scot-
    free.

    Justice will triumph finally.

  • 2
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    Dr. Hans Wijesuriya has been the CEO of a flagship telecom company with an excellent record for over one and a half decade. His firm is well recognized and had meticulously followed the rules of the TRC at all times. I am relieved that a man with such unimpeachable conduct has come out of the storm unscathed.

    • 9
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      A former Chairman TRC ,

      “Dr. Hans Wijesuriya has been the CEO of a flagship telecom company with an excellent record for over one and a half decade. His firm is well recognized and had meticulously followed the rules of the TRC at all times. I am relieved that a man with such unimpeachable conduct has come out of the storm unscathed. “

      Dr Hans or Doctor as commonly known among his subordinates/colleagues is yet another Rjapakse lackey , he is very fortunate to be a CEO of a company where his mother company provides a free hand and unlimited financial backing to run his company , whereas other telcos such as Tigo (Celltel) , Hutch , Airtel etc CEOs never had such luxury.

      it has been reported that Hans were to be arrested , had he not co-operated with the ongoing CID , hearing the impending danger , he had suddenly changed his earlier stance ;thus , agreed to co-operate with the CID . Dialog’s earlier excuse was , they would never keep any data for more than 3 months , after getting to know what was in store for him , he came up with this new cock and dull story.

      forget AG’s appreciation ,actually Hans should have been arrested for aiding and abetting a crime.

      • 3
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        “”they would never keep any data for more than 3 months ,””
        UK law even for charity or private company dealing with public is 3 years and after that it would go into archives/ microfilming etc.
        In this case after 3 months archive it on a drive or sky drive where PC’s are going (sic it would be rental like phone or elect)

        Wherever he has left it its possible to recover, even if burnt.

        As kids we were thought never keep company bad eggs and especially with ones who carry guns.

        See Lasanthas bro Lal apologised and moved out- smart man.

  • 0
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    Hats off to Dr. Hans. He has done a splendid job in furnishing this much needed piece of the puzzle. Let’s be optimistic here for once people. This information is bound to nail those responsible for this uncalled for death of another famous son of our soil. Dialog please do continue in the same vein in helping solve other murders too. It is quite understandable that not only Dialog, even other organizations were given a torrid time by the Rajapaksa clan during their rein. Conducting business may have been a nightmare for some and with others even forced to do thins against corporate best practices. Hats off Dialog. Well done and thank you for providing this information to the AG.

  • 10
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    Typically Sri Lankan. Wait till the boot lands on the posterior with a thud!!! before doing what must be done.

    It does not cost 50 million to track calls to tower.

    • 7
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      Like what you generally say.
      Having reelected hoodlums everyone is screaming I am right and the rest are wrong.Presumably the trolls here are run by syndicates or NGO’s unlike us.

      When one joins the Godfather he never leaves the hood because only the dead leave the poison.

      How much would you expect the $$ to be priced at in the new year now that the interest has been doubled to 0.5% interest ??

  • 7
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    Lots of people in Sri Lanka call themselves, Dr. Has this guy Hans (what a name for a Sri Lankan) got a real doctorate or a Mervyn Silva type doctorate? If real, he should be working in a university not a telco

  • 4
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    But what factual data has been provided? Was ot just a tape that states, sorry I have been accidentally wiped off by an incompetent employee of DIALOG!

  • 7
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    “whopping sum in the range of Rs 50 million” ha ha… Just to get some records off the logs… [Edited out]. Dialog waited until some news papers and websites really gave a run to it’s CEO. 50 million seem to be the money Dialog spent on damage control rather than collecting logs.. ha ha…

    • 8
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      50 Million? Sounds like another bill to satisfy corrupt individuals in a company CEO downwards. For that money, The Courts should have sealed the DIALOG infrastructure as seized all their assets. There are enough experts outside who are just as good as dialog staff to do forensic examinations of DIALOG’s archival material I am sure.

  • 5
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    Ranil and Srisena will never let down M.R and his family. There is an understanding that they will protect M.R. The previous regime extended the same courtesy to Ranil

  • 3
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    It is very easy to crack this case. CID can scan through the readers comments on Colombo Telegraph under this subject to find out who seem to know who did it and ask them to divulge their source.

    Soma

    • 6
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      somaass

      Does the CID really want to crack the case?

      Those who now serve the police department had had good time during the previous 10 or more years. Perhaps the benefit in kind still flows even though at not the same rate.

      Fear factor is another reason for them to withhold every bit of information the CID has access to. Would you kindly see to that they are encouraged to serve the people/victims rather than criminal fraternity, unless of course you are part of the clan, crooks, murderers, drug dealers, rapists, child molesters, ….. .

  • 6
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    Definitely something is cooking with MaRa family, GOTA with BBS started sticker campaign to divarte attention or planning a cummunal in nature. Hope nothing will work this time for him.

  • 6
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    I am perplexed by the publication that at first Dialog maintaining that it is unable to provide historical data older than 3 months and secondly it took quite an effort, including spending a sum to the tune of Rs 50 Million to provide the data.

    On reading the article it seems dialog stores information of the tower where the cellular subscriber is. Now supposing the dialog subscriber is on the move while he/she is on the call. In that event there would be several towers used to facilitate the call. Are we to believe that Dialog stores that amount of information that the details of every tower that facilitated the call is stored? If the so called call memory is that big (which is usually fixed in size) then does it even record the instantaneous signal strengths and direction providing a clue where the subscriber was at any given time? Does it go to the extent of storing the entire conversation of the subscriber and if so what is the guarantee of the privacy of any call made in the past involving a Dialog subscriber?

    To provide the information you must have the information stored in the system. If not, whatever you do, you cannot provide it. IF PRESSURE IS APPLIED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION YOU CANNOT PROVIDE, YOU CONSTRUCT THEM AND FOR WHOSE BENEFIT? Are we to believe that Dialog is going to spend Rs 50 Million without recouping the losses just because the police want information? If and when Dialog submits a bill for Rs 50 Million as a part of retrieving there own records will Dialog provide a detailed invoice for the same?

    The general talk of the town was that this crime was committed because of the infidelity of the girl-friend of one of the then Royal Princes, now cut to size. Now the ex girl-friend gives a public explanation as to why the affair that lasted for 4 years broke down because of the Astrological mismatch and that is what she told the police when they questioned her. Now the alleged motive for the crime has vanished into thin air. The credence of the infidelity theory is further eroded to find that the victim is a married man with a kid. Are we insulting the dead by saying that he is a philanderer just because he played rugger? NOW WHAT NEXT? WHAT COULD BE THE MOTIVE? Let us bear in mind that for a successful prosecution of a crime the motive must be established.

    Clearly, mystery surrounds the cause of death. Even medical opinion is divided. The former medical opinion is one thing and the latter is quite another almost discrediting the former. WHERE DO WE STAND? In the history of criminal trials there are many occasions in which the medical opinion is divided and all that is for the advantage of the accused whoever it may be. The medical board it self reports of missing body parts. Clearly there is a hand that sabotages the investigation.

    Everything points to that the death was not due to natural causes. COME WHAT MAY! THE MYSTERY MUST BE UNRAVELED.

  • 9
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    This article looks like it was done to save face for Dr Hans of Dialog

    But the crux of the matter is that Dialog did say they dont keep data for more than 3 months and now sudden U turn

    its also alleged that Hans was a Rajapakse golaya

  • 6
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    the way this young man was tortured shows a sick mind behind this killing.That sick mind is a danger to society if left loose in it.has to be put away for good or preferably hanged.I’am not talking about the guy who pierced the neck and broke the kneecap and teeth,i’m talking about the guy who asked him to do it.

    After all what did this boy do to this sicko to warrant this punishment.His uncle says that his eyes in death are asking why are you doing this to me.

  • 10
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    Dr.Hans, if you are spending Rd. 50 million to pull a few call records from the archived CDRs, I am sure you are running an inefficient operation. Or you are swindle g your own company funds or you are telling a blatant lie.

    There are plenty of professional Telcom service companies in Sri Lanka and overseas who can help you do this job for much lower cost (almost negligible fee). You ought to outsource your billing operations and save the shareholders profits.

    By the way, your dividend payouts are pittance. Like throwing a bone to a hungry dog. You rascals will always call yourselves professionals but at any opportunity will take the innocent small shareholders for a ride.

  • 3
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    As a techie myself in ICT sector, it is hilarious to note the depth of CT have gone in recent months.

    Folks., in this age of DR- Disaster Recovery and all sorts of Data Backup technoligies in place, no one will do a manual job in spending 50M to fetch Data from a storage.

    Isnt this Hans or Hansa or whatever guy a Mahinda lackey and married into the daughter of Sunimal Fernando – a MaRa Adviser?

    This guy should have arrested and given the usual treatment at the 4th floor and this 50Million should have come down to Rs,. 5,000

    I doubt this Hansa guy gave the real sensitive information or just to get over the legal proceedings.

  • 9
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    Will Wasim Thajudeen’s family not see justice done? Will the murderers of this poor guy get away like so many others did? We still have to see the murderers of Lasantha brought to justice, like so many others.
    The present government seems to be shielding the last lot to some extent. These investigations start with a bang, but end up with a fizzle, and at the end there is no justice in this country. Thajudeen seems to have been tortured and killed, for a crime of hate and jealousy. The perpetrators of this crime must be arrested, face a court of law, and if found guilty, given the strictest punishment.

    • 5
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      Isn’t this amusing? We have 8 people here who do not agree with me that Thajudeen’s killers should be brought to justice, and that people are getting away with murders.

      We therefore should conclude that they condone killing and side with the killers.

      • 5
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        Did he bring the world cup?? No he was another Muslim Man
        Be wise like Hillary Clinton:
        He came He saw and He died.
        You can’t bring the dead back to life
        Not even Islam can.

        • 0
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          Only an Islamaphobe can take a straight forward murder case, and turn it into an attack on Muslims.

          Try to focus and address the article instead of letting prejudices get in your way and sounding incoherent.

          • 0
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            I have observed your comments and wondered what you were up to from the time you commenced commenting `your name what does it mean in Sanskrit??

            why don’t you remove your bigoted visors and think strait
            Or presumably you are wearing an ISI burka ready to blowup??

            You are branded I_slam humanity just like Moro’s Haik.

            don’t display your ignorance. see my comment below
            “When M. J. M. Lafir: became World Billiards Champion 1973 “

          • 0
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            “Only an Islamaphobe,

            you folk are anti social even in your childhood perhaps because of polygamy- native kids at schools in England have a birthday party but the muslims don’t want to attend. however Muslims produce kids at a rate that natives run away from school – its claustrophobic.

            “”Try to focus and address the article instead of letting prejudices get in your way and sounding incoherent.”

            So pug face Bedouin Badiudin Mahmud stole the English medium of instruction from the Sinhalese and Tamils but not from me or family?? Unfortunately for the camel that was his limit now Muslims are trying to prove that they are a scholar of literature? You first need head then understand what is ` sentimental vocabulary` and `subtle vocabulary`. Sentimentality does not help us distinguish between ostensibly high-cultural things and low-cultural things. Sentimental “prettifies” reality.

            Many a Sinhalese/Tamil mother wife, children would like to know where their loved ones are.
            They are in the open asking about it.
            Lanka Muslims are protesting in the open about Arab affair’s.but are never involved in lankan affiars because they are truly milking the infidel anywhere they go.
            But you are sitting on the `Iron Pillar` wearing a burka while you surround the `Iron pillar` with screens. Mughals could never destroy the non-rusting `Iron Pillar`

            In short join the queue with the rest of folk to obtain justice.He is no Icon. Lakshman K – has it been solved No.
            Prince Charles had to visit Lanka to get justice for Palestinian and Russian couple.
            To get justice you need the clout not the words which just pass by.

            • 0
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              Time for your meds.

              • 0
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                when cornered only Muslims and blacks say racist!
                You are truly bigoted, prejudiced puddhu.

                We are all waiting for you go to for a wash.
                Please don’t forget to wet the soap.

  • 4
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    What ever it is, it will be a wash out at the end.

    Yahapalane uses every thing about the last govt to cover their own inabilities and incompetencies.

    Present govt has done enough right now, and the govt is full of the same old thieves and they are busy doing it again.

    • 4
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      When M. J. M. Lafir: became World Billiards Champion 1973
      the rich Muslims took the limelight so the poor man died soon.
      Now that he is dead they are using his name once again.
      The picture we have here is their hero with a relative’s
      child to play on readers emotions.
      He played with fire and ended in fire.

      They cannot and will not change. The way they live and think.
      No matter what country they move into.
      They see themselves above the country they move into.

      When Heart throb of the world Princess Di died no amount of money by Harrods could bring her to life. The man finally sold his business to royalty of Qatar and left because he has no UK citizenship. Such is the world and we have to accept it.

      If anyone has sex with British princess consent or no consent they would be guillotined- that the law of the land.

  • 6
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    This tinpot dictator, who thought that he is invincible, should be brought to book at any cost. If Ranil is a failure in that regard he must be kicked out. He must be followed and seen to it that he does not enter into a deal with MARA. MARA incarcerated his challengers, assassinated and made to disappear journalist. The Bastard did not care for the families of those he killed and made to disappear. He bought political loyalty with our own money and continue to do so. He made the sacred yellow robe a PAPISSA. He permitted all his ministers who were loyal to him to rob the country. Rajapaksa is dead politically and it is our duty to bury him with his kith and kin forever.Unless we do that now the generations to come will curse us.

  • 1
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    You’d think that Sri Lankans would reject such dishonest businesses suspecting they’d be treated the same way. I suspect that this will every happen.

    At times, the level of abuse tolerated by Sri Lankans are quite disturbing.

    • 0
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      What do you like again ?

      JVP.

  • 2
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    If MR or MY3 are to protect MR’family will that be different to what Snr. DIG Anura Senanayake is alleged to have done? Is it not too dangerous for anyone to extend support to cover up a crime of this nature ? Piyal

  • 1
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    Looks like colombotelegraph going to white wash #Hansa @ #dialog

  • 1
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    The technology now is highly developed and it is very hard to believe that it will take so long and so much cost to tale few printouts of information. There is a Tamil film in which a killer turned a good man finally punished by a kid how watched killing his father by the thug. So many kids witnessed their family destroyed by MR & co. The karma will not let them have a peaceful meal – Giribath will appear like worms and snakes, bad dreams will not allow them to sleep – they have a lot to repay – bless them a long life to repay the debt without cheating the lender(lord Krishna, Buddha, Jesus).

  • 0
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    What will happen with all this info? NOTHING. The present government is just so corrupt that it is not in any position to bring those who are involved to justice. And not forgetting that the Justice system in SL was and will always reek of corruption too.

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