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The Resurrection Of Wasim Thajudeen Raises Questions-Deep Questions

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – 

Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

… like a long-lost person suddenly discovered floating in the ocean-as a cadaver.”

The single and personal saga of popular young ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen’s mysterious death is bound to push election news aside in this last week of the General Election period. News stands already abound with stories of his death. The grapevines and gossip lines have gotten busy. Truth is getting mixed with fiction but the resultant public narrative is getting juicier by the hour.

What was deemed an inconsequential issue and was thought buried for good under a regime that had acquired the power to hush anything that became uncomfortable to it, has now surfaced like a long lost person suddenly discovered floating in the ocean-as a cadaver.

In the old days, we had the Kavi Kola Karaya who invasively steps into public transport and recites eloquently his version of a sordid narrative. I remember how during the sixties, when I was in Galle, the Dayman Kularatne murder news spread like wild fire via informal and formal channels. I was a youngster then working at the Galle Katchcheri. I rushed to the scene of the murder. In the case of the Thajudeen story, the naming of the then ruling family has material that has an infinite combustive potential. The eventual turnout of the various charges and accusations will depend on the results of the General Elections.

Yoshitha ShiranthiThe following news story that appeared online on the 9th of August gives the outlines of what other published and unpublished stories have been giving the reader during the past few days after the investigation was resurrected.

Here’s the news story:

“Economynext (Daily Brief) Gruesome details have emerged of the murder of Sri Lanka rugger player Wasim Thajudeen ahead of the exhumation of his body, official sources said today.

The killers are said to have made a former girlfriend of Wasim’s listen to him being tortured, the sources said, adding that the horrific account of the events will form part of the evidence in the case.

A dossier has already been prepared by the CID which has questioned the former girl friend who had served a brief stint as a Sri Lankan diplomat, a position given apparently to buy her silence.
However, with the collapse of the Rajapaksa regime in January this year, she was recalled along with all other political appointees.

The authorities have identified sexual jealousy of a VVIP as the motive for the torture and murder which according to minister Rajitha Senaratne was carried out by three members of the Presidential Security Division.

The new president has already ordered a major shakeup of the PSD following Senaratne’s claim as well as for several other lapses that may have even risked the life of President Maithripala Sirisena.

What is most ironic is that Thajudeen is believed to have been abducted in a vehicle said to belong to the Red Cross Society of Sri Lanka, an organisation which by charter is obliged to stand against arbitrary arrest, detention, torture and murder.

The local head of the Red Cross Society, Jagath Abeysinghe, has remained silent although police sources said he had been questioned about the use of a Red Cross vehicle to abduct Thajudeen.

The Red Cross boss is reported to have maintained that the vehicle at the time had been “gifted” to the Siriliya Foundation of former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa.”

These are, of course, charges but it is a fact that they are serious charges. My question is: Could we believe such horror? Can a killer get a lover of the victim listen while the brutal attack is being made? The killing process of Sunday Leader editor, Laasantha Wickrematunge before a morning crowd in crowded area proximate to a security zone had similar gruesome accounts. Lasantha was butchered-his brain shattered into smithereens and he was hacked to death. To date, the government of the day has not demonstrated that they did their best to bring culprits to book. I remember how the Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa appeared quite blithe over TV when interviewed by BBC about the episode.

Frankly, I had not heard of this kind of macabre stuff occurring in Sri Lanka ever. Our people have not been that black, I thought. The closest was the CTC robbery that occurred decades ago. Of course, there are pending tales of the massacre of civilians during the last stages of the war which cries for investigation. There have been individual cases like that of Richard De Zoysa during the Premadasa regime and the rape of the European tourist lass down South. Although Sarath Fonseka was not murdered, his incarceration in jail smacks of the same deficiency of lack of respect for human dignity. Even a softer illustration was the unlawful impeachment of the 43rd Chief Justice. these incidents all represent a scant disregard for human life and dignity.

At this stage, one cannot make any conclusions about the guilt of those accused of the deliberate slaughter of Thajudeen. Let’s hope the justice system, now restored, will look into that. However, it becomes in the vital public interest for us, Sri Lankans, to ask ourselves serious hypothetical questions that bear on this growing culture of disrespect for life that had been fostered during the recent past. When these things did happen to Lasantha and (hypothetically) if it could have happened to Thajudeen, then where are we heading as a nation? To a Dark Age from which nobody will come out unscathed? Isn’t this the surest sign of the breakdown of the law and order process under the Rajapaksa Regime as a result of totalitarianism politicization? The two processes are internally linked.

Hand in hand with that collapse was a burgeoning supportive culture of “minding one’s business.” And this is, perhaps, the worser thing that happened. Our intellectuals, our academics and our artists tended to join the disastrous bandwagon of indifferent people. When I observe a venerable and respected litterateur, now in a ‘patriotic movement,’ jump up and make a great hue and cry about a proposal for a bridge linking our country with India but say nothing of the recurring episodes of crimes to humanity taking place in the island, my heart bleeds. When I hear a most talented actor recreate a new history that shows Mahinda Rajapaksa as a coming in a line of descent from the Buddha my disbelief loses bounds.

It doesn’t become one’s business until it does become one’s business-someday, sometime. These constitute central issues for the country. Believe me, nothing else matters. You and I and our kids must have a governance environment that gives us protection of the law. We seem to have lost our priorities as simple human beings and so we fight among ourselves to save our tribe. The tribe can flourish only if humanity flourishes. And if we look at our common humanity we can also solve our tribal problems more intelligently.

sjturaus@optusnet.com.au

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    On Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne’s assertion that investigations have unearthed the involvement of three Presidential Security Division (PSD) personnel who served during Rajapaksa’s time in the incident, the former President said that politicians could utter various things but only an impartial and comprehensive probe will reveal the true nature of the rugger players death.

    [Edited out]

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      Who is clean in MR famly

      a) MR is the most abusive man – with proof records

      b) Namal BABY did it in publicly

      c) former Beauty queen – mother of the family is alleged to have run gold bar business

      d) Yoshita is alleged to have abused funds for his shicky micky life style

      e)Rohitha or the other – is said to have all frauds mapped together with father.

      All in all Gadafi family was much better

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        perhaps those cacadous or dogs of them because they are animals.

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          These dogs need to be neutered for the good of SL.

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      People of this country should vote to convict Rajapakshes not to reelect them when considering the gravity of all fraud deliberately being carried out by them.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygrW75hufNc

      Please listen to this and be aware of you

      There had been no FUNCTIONAL LEGAL DEPARTMENT for Central Bank under the lead of Ministry of Finance run by Mahinda Jarapakshe.

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      Shyamon Jayasinghe

      MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa ….

      Eknaligoda abduction: Another suspect in custody

      An Army Sergeant Major believed to have been involved in the mysterious abduction of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda was taken into the custody at Kurunegala yesterday.

      The Sergeant Major was arrested as a result of an urgent inquiry conducted by the CID yesterday, Police Headquarters sources said. Two former LTTE cadres were taken into custody by the CID several days ago over the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda who went missing in 2010.

      The suspects arrested from Vavuniya had been identified as Kanapathipillai Suresh alias Satya Master and Sumathipalan Suresh alias Nagulan, the sources said.

      Meanwhile, a suspect had obtained five SIM cards under his name according to the Police investigations.

      Yesterday’s arrest was made on information obtained from these two suspects. Several others have already bee identified in connection with the disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda, Police Headquarters said yesterday, adding that they too would be taken into the custody in the coming days.

      http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=police-legal/eknaligoda-abduction-another-suspect-custody

      MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa….

      MaRa MaRa MiNi MaRu MaRa..

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    Well said Mr. Jayasingha, “the tribe can flourish only humanity can flourish” meaning that Tamils, Sinhalese, Muslims, etc. cannot flourish on their own. We need others we may not agree with.

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    I would like to point out to Shyamon that he had missed out many more tortures which had happened during our life time.
    The JVP massacres and you have of course mentioned about the war time tortures .
    Very lately the murder of the teenage school girl in the north hit the head lines for a short time. Apparently her bosoms were slashed off for sexual pleasure and tortured. Fingers were pointed at the forces stationed in the North.

    Srilanka has a long history of this kind of macabre of death for centuries.

    Yes we as law abiding citizens will find it difficult to understand how ones inner mind works when contract killings takes place.
    I find it difficult to connect how Lord Buddha’s teachings of no killings and no sufferings which we practice in our daily life has no effect morally ,

    Are the teachings up and down the country in the temples and dhamma lessons by the Buddhists priests appears to be falling on deaf ears and have no effect.
    it appears the Buddhists were born with blood in their hands.??
    Of course the other religious followers have their own problems too but I can single out the Buddhists behaviour, may be due to the fact the Buddhists in Srilanka are made up of one pot mixed with Portugese, Dutch, Indians , and Malay/Chinese Blood too.
    All these inter mixed blood speaks for itself.

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      TRUTH. …….TRUTH. …..Always HURTS VERY painfully.
      There were Macabre of killings in the 3rd / 4th century too. Ellaras Kassaiyapas and so on.
      It’s in the blood , certainly the truth hurts.

      The never ending preachings and all night Piriths has done nothing Except Hate and Greediness . HEART AND SOUL SHOULD BE CLEAN when giving without expecting anything in return.

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    Thanks God these Rajapaksa boys played Rugby at STC.

    Just imagine they played cricket and Sanga and Mahela lieing in a grave 6 feet under in a car crash due to jealousy mongal looking first family?

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      You know the very same jealousy INFERIOR complex is entwined by Father MaRa while getting on with RW, CBK, slain AB or anyone. That is why he got isolated to hate CBK and RW during the last 10 years. MaRa is not appropriate to have been appointed as the leader of the nation. It was his luck got the chance to lead the nation. Even if stupid folks felt it was he who liberated the country from LTTERs – those who are aware are well aware, it was the relay race and the part was done collectively.

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    My hope is that the Sri Lankans, particularly the Sinhala Buddhists, vote with their heads next week to secure the dividends of the bloodless cough that dawned on the in the second week of this year. If they miss the opportunity even God could not save them. Did you notice the claim by Maharaja Junior that he doesn’t know who organised the night raving around Maligawa.

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    [Edited out]
    Please write instead of posting links – CT

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    There would not be any trace of Thajudeen’s body in the grave. They would have replaced some other persons bones inside the grave. A simple DNA test will prove that there is deep suspicion of Wasims death and the suspects including VVVVVIPs need to be arrested immediately to avoid any further attempts at misleading evidence. If the remains inside the grave is not of Thajudeen’s WOULD THERE BE ANY FURTHER NEED TO INVESTIGATE. Ge them and send them to hell

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      In the same way that we send our Army and Air Force personnel for training in the West, we should also send our crime investigators to the FBI or Scotland Yard. In the last 10 years or so the West has made massive technological advances in DNA that help with their crime solving but we do not enjoy even half of it. I recently watched an FBI documentary on the discovery of a 10-year old skeleton and identifying who it was. As it happens, from a speck of Mitochondrial DNA, a section of DNA could be developed that traces the mother or siblings.

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    Shyamon Jayasinghe

    RE: The Resurrection Of Wasim Thajudeen Raises Questions-Deep Questions

    “The single and personal saga of popular young ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen’s mysterious death is bound to push election news aside in this last week of the General Election period. News stands already abound with stories of his death. The grapevines and gossip lines have gotten busy. Truth is getting mixed with fiction but the resultant public narrative is getting juicier by the hour.”

    “In the case of the Thajudeen story, the naming of the then ruling family has material that has an infinite combustive potential. The eventual turnout of the various charges and accusations will depend on the results of the General Elections.”

    1. So, what are the Supporting Facts and data? The Rugger-rite is dead not die to old age.

    “The authorities have identified sexual jealousy of a VVIP as the motive for the torture and murder which according to minister Rajitha Senaratne was carried out by three members of the Presidential Security Division.”

    2. “The killing process of Sunday Leader editor, Laasantha Wickrematunge before a morning crowd in crowded area proximate to a security zone had similar gruesome accounts. Lasantha was butchered-his brain shattered into smithereens and he was hacked to death. To date, the government of the day has not demonstrated that they did their best to bring culprits to book. I remember how the Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa appeared quite blithe over TV when interviewed by BBC about the episode.”

    The Data supports that Lasantha Wickramatunga was killed.

    3. The CID meanwhile has said that it expects a breakthrough soon in the investigations and will brief Sandhya accordingly. Investigations have revealed that the soldiers were most likely to have abducted Prageeth Eknaligoda and handed him over to top military officers.
    On January 24, 2010, Prageeth went to work as usual at Lank- E-news in Homagama but he was never seen again. Prageeth had been abducted once before in the previous year by people in an unmarked white van just before he disappeared in 2010.

    The Data supports that Prageeth Eknaligoda has disappeared. Did he take a fishing boat to Australia and drown?

    Well, well, whatever the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime says, we know three people are dead.

    Who killed them? Why? They were all Heroes, for some reason or other the Mahinda Rajapaksa Regime and cronies did not like.

    People need answers. Otherwise it could happen to you or to one pf your close relatives or acquaintances or even to one of your favorite sports heroes. your favorite actor, your favorite politician or even your favorite monk or teacher.

    Wataraka Vijitha Thero speaking about abduct, assault before being arrested

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnWnegZtKRk

    Published on Jun 25, 2014

    Wataraka Vijitha Thero was found undressed and with numerous cuts on his body in the district of Panadura. Watareka Vijitha Thero has been left near the Hirana bridge in Panadura with his limbs bound, reports say.

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    we will, as a country, stand up and shout against the bridge linking India and Sri Lanka because there will not be any repercussions. But if we stood up and shouted against the murders of Thajudeen or Lasantha, we too would have ended up like them. Take for instance the recent case of the Malabe woman in the BMW. She was locked up the very next day as she had no political clout. This, as opposed to the case a few months ago of a lady doctor with political connections who hit another lady on the head with a glass in a 5 star hotel. She was not even questioned because “investigations were pending.” No one knows what happened to that case and the victim too is forced to keep quiet.
    Whatever the government in power will always cover up the sins of the other.
    The moral of the story is, sin not if thou knowest no politicians.

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    There are two cases that the CID has made some great progress on. One is the Thajudeen case the other not mentioned by you is the Ekneliyagoda case. I never thought that there could be any possibility of finding the trail on the Ekneliyagoda case since there was almost a wall of silence. I hope the officers of the CID are commended for the great effort they have put in. Both these cases must be continued until the entire truth is exposed. Even though we chose to ignore it Sri Lanka has always had a dark soul going way back into antiquity.

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    Mr.Jayasinghe

    The former head of state should be held accountable for all misdeeds during his reign . He was the CEO and the buck stops with him .

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    People who keep supporting this mafia family, ask yourselves why only those who opposed this family, or stood in their way, like Lasantha, the many journalists who criticized them, and even rivals over a girl, were suddenly missing, kidnapped, or brutally murdered. This cannot be a coincidence. These were carefully planned crimes that silenced these poor victims forever. Let us not forget those who were able to escape Gota’s rage and the threats they received. Some had to flee the nation. If the Rajapaksa’s were not involved, they would have, as leaders of this democratic nation, investigated, condemned the crime, and found the criminals. Just like the BBS hate crimes, they said nothing and did nothing. There is a limit to the excuses and crying victim to the new government….there seems to be too much of blood on Rajapaksa hands, and only fools will keep believing their idiotic explanations and justifications. This was a ruthless and dangerous family, who did not let anyone stand in the way of their crimes and nefarious activities. The Rajapaksa’s acted like they were above the law, and it will be a nightmare for them to be voted in again.

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    “The tribe can flourish only if humanity flourishes. And if we look at our common humanity we can also solve our tribal problems more intelligently.”

    Profound words applicable to everyone in this country. Thanks.

    We are putting the cart before a lame old horse and paying a heavy price. Good governance has to recognize our common humanity and the needs that are common to all. These needs include the need to be valued, respected and made stakeholders in our national affairs. Our common humanity should supersede our tribal instincts and it will do so when the State sees us only as citizens who share common aspirations.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

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    Beautifully expressed piece of fine journalism. The writer is a fearless man. The moment of truth for the ancient regime has arrived at this last week before elections. Hope people will realise that MR coming again is a grave danger for the country and that, he must be removed from the political scenario forever.

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    “You and I and our kids must have a governance environment that gives us protection of the law”.

    GOOD,
    BUt We will never, ever get Any Fair Judgments Or Real Protection of the Law, Untill we Chase away the Uneducated, Unrespected, Killers, Cheaters, looters and Rapists from the PARLIMENT.

    God Canot Save SRI LANKA,
    ONLY THE PEOPLE of SRI LANKA Together CAN SAVE SRI LANKA

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    This death which has taken place in 2012. How did the investigations proceed. Why was all the revelations now coming out not explored earlier. Were all these swept under the carpet? The officers investigating now must be given full freedom to go into all details without fear or favour. The real culprits must be punished according to our laws.

    The success of these investigations would help unravel various other murders, disappearances which have taken place during the past few years.

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      This period of just four years is nothing if forensic evidence can prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the death of Wasim was undoubtedly murder, and not an accident of his own making ending in a explosion into a ball of flame.

      In other terms, digging up the remains of a fallen victim is extremely difficult to bear specially for the parents and family of the victim, thus they will always resent or raise objection to this ruling, which is understandable. Nothing will ever change for them as as their loss is beyond redeem, and further, they will always want their son to Rest in Peace at least after his death. But the ‘circus’ goes on, and for whose benefit? Just simply to serve justice or is it being used to tarnish opponents image and garner votes on his dead body. We see round-the-clock police protection to guard his burial site, both at his grave site and around the Dehiwela Masjid, the curiosity aroused with wide media coverage to the state and exhumation process, the conduct of post-morten forensics etc., and to make it even worse, changes to previously established reason for cause of death, is quite difficult to bear and quite appalling to say the least. Death is inevitable and once that border is crossed, whatever evidence available at the time of death should have been meticulously recorded for posterity sake, and the corpse released to be laid to rest for eternity.

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    The Rajapakses were heading Srilanka to be another North Korea if not for the murderous village thief being voted out on january 8th.There are so many pseudo patriots but it is the village lads who did the ultimate sacrifice.Unfortunately for Srilanka there is a leadership vaccume and I don’t see much in Rajitha another arrogent thief or Ravi. K with his CWE deals in the past.Mahendren is a sophisticated insider dealing crook and has taken the ball and run to the touchlines within the framework of regulations that are so loose.Even though SL boasts of a high literacy level the average citizen is not aware of the many misdeeds that are happening.I hope the Thajudeen case will drive the final nail to the Rajapakses coffin.

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    Even though Mahinda Rajapaksa ,his brothers ,sons and all henchmen are not brought to justice and punished everyone knows the God will punish them……and the they will be punished by the mother nature.

    During Rajapaksa’ regime…….so many disclosed and undisclosed incidents happened in our country…..

    Every moment and days people pray for the god to severely punish them

    Before their death they must meet the repercussion as they tortured and severely punished others.

    Mahinda and Gotabaya clearly display their barbarian nature during their regime.

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    If the reports are correct, it sure looks like this is a ‘family affair’.

    Conventional wisdom has it that Yo was the jealous lover, Gota provided the muscle, Shira provided the vehicle and Mara looked the other way while ensuring that justice be denied through the usual coverup procedure.

    The gruesome and sadistic murder, compounded by getting the girlfriend to listen to the torturous proceedings just indicates the mindset of the killers.

    The sooner this case is solved and the perpetrators dealt with according to the law, the better for us all.

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    As much as the Rajapassa Regime I would also like to question Sri Lankas who are blindly supporting a regime which brought such brutality to the modern Sri Lanka. Our country is not a stranger to government sponsored political killings, after all tens of thousands have been killed all over the country. Perhaps the only country in the world to do it 3 times within a very short time span.

    However those killing took place in an era where the information sharing is much weaker. It was a time as nation we were in transformation not sure of our directions.
    At present though people are wiser (I am assuming) and the world is connected. Around the world when the citizens come together as a nation to ouster a corrupt regime in Sri Lanka citizens flock to protect the corrupt regime. Why ? in my view it’s because we are yet to think as Sri Lankans, even though the technology has advanced our priorities are still linked to our narrow minded selfish needs.

    Propaganda by successive governments coupled with the LTTE issue our mind set has been mold to put race before country. MARA regime was herding Sri Lankans towards a new height of authoritarian rule. We were becoming virtual salves of Rajathuma and his family.

    Lot of hard work will be required to change this mind set,constant lies by Mahnida and cohorts about threat of division and resurgent of terrorism is not helping the cause of a new political culture.

    In order to find a solution even by a narrow margin MARA must be defeated, that would pave the way for policy based political culture in the coming years.
    Even though MARA was part of leadership which defeated LTTE, his actions now are quite deceitful.

    The Tajudeen saga has been brought in to open at this point of time as Sri Lankans only see what’s in front of them We are politically immature, just look at hoards of people shouting in favor of their politician in the live TV shows.
    People support their preferred politician whether he is right or wrong. Pathetic !

    I anticipate more revelations to come, Prageeth E. suspects have been identified, Bloomandle shooting cracked. However it is a mystery why not much has been said about Lasantha W. In my opinion it’s pretty big, top echelon of former regime is involved. With current setup in the justice system where pro MARA elements has a upper hand it will not fly. That will be taken up after the elections.

    We really need a change. The ability to change is with us. How strong the nation want that change will be test come August 17th historical elections.

    I am not saying the UNP led coalition is better or clean. They had their own pit falls. But at least they seems to have corrected them and have a vision, they don’t talk nonsense. Out of available options we have to choose the best from what is available be it from UNP,SLFP, JHU, JVP….

    Let there be propriety and happiness for Sri Lankans in every corner of the country. People have suffered too long !

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    Some are saying that you are being too hard on the previous regime based on a few murders, including the Kotakethana murders.

    Idi Amin, who is supposed to have eaten the flesh of his victims comes to my mind and I try to take consolation from the fact that things are not so bad here. Idi Amin thought of himself as a patriotic leader who had a historic role to play in the struggle against colonialism just as some of our leaders think that they alone can protect our beloved motherland against Western conspiracies.

    There is enough evidence that Thajudeen did not die as a result of a car accident. He was murdered. Not just murdered but murdered in an unimaginable horrific and brutal manner rivaling even the horror movies of Hollywood.

    Our previous President now says that he will hold a fair inquiry in to this incident. Does he think his perceived subjects are grass eating humans or perhaps, rice eating cattle? The little sympathy I had for him evaporated like dew in the morning with that statement.

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    How could it be guaranteed that the body exhumed is that of Thajudeen’s. Those responsible have not taken much care in covering their tracks or may be they thought their’s was and will be the power for ever. Remember Thajudeen’s brother not wanting the case to be reopened ?

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      If you are not that stupid. It can easily be done by a DNA test. Thajudeens family is still there to provide comparator sample to check with respect VNTRs. What a question ?

      All the kind of questions could be rasied by Gonthadiyas of Mahinda Rajapakshe kind. Just now I happened to listen to Bond issue largely discussed by the people these days. But the fact is accordoing to current CN governer there exists no legal dept for the CN for the last 10 years.

      So even a small company – having a legal dept for their own is mandatory. But MR regime had not removed or ignored it fully to go on high profile frauds.

      General public are not informed anything about this. CN Bond is not a fraud at all – please listen to it
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygrW75hufNc

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    “I had not heard of this kind of macabre stuff occurring in Sri Lanka ever”

    I beg to differ. We have been torturing and killing our own people since independence, the 55. 77 and 83 riots, the killing of JVP supporters. The violence and cruelty towards the end of the war was only a blip in the history of violence that Sri Lankan people have inflicted upon each other.

    The biggest mistake is to live under some sort of false assumption that we are better than that. We should be better than that- but we are not. We are no better than the Indonesias, the Cambodias, the Ruwandas. This is not to say we cant be better but we have never actually been better than that- and history (even the history that we have conveniently erased) proves otherwise.

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      Grueber. . The History we should connect us with after the invasion of Portugese,the Dutch ,and the British,
      Don’t forget there were Traders too from China ! Malacca ! the Arab countries and India.

      The history we should connect us with the blood connections ( Genetics) of the generations which left the seeds long gone years ago . There is nothing to connect us with Lord Buddha. We are just deluded with some good teachings of Buddhism and some with adultered or Modified preachings to suit the present generation.

      BAD things are happening in the name of “Lord Buddha ” who sacrificed himself after witnessing sufferings of human beings.
      Our generations have been made up of Mixed blood , the concoction of all those past invaders and the Traders have left us with suspicions ,greed , jealousy , and simply put it Bloody Minded.

      Where do we start good teachings?? Firstly from ones own homes then the temples ( To teach the true values of Lord Buddha. ). and the schools to instil good morals in life.

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    MR always thought he could get away with his charisma on the Podium and thats why the thieves want to to mount the stage.

    Days of taking the Voters for Jack asses is over and i believe now they will use their brains specially the Sinhala Buddhist voters whom MR had cornered with War ., Patriotism , Racialism etc .

    Sri lanka Had been rapidly moving to status of Banana Republic since 2005 and was just about tip over into the abyss but thanks to Maithri in 2015 has been given a life line to get back up to normalcy.

    All this killings we see now are the seeds sown during the MR time which is playing out all over the country now, but had been in play since 2005 in the north and east.

    Its going take a long time to clean up this mess that MR and thugs created and we all have to bear it up as a Nation and stand up for Whats RIGHT and WRONG.

    As a female and a Mother i cannot imagine the agony Mrs. Tajudeen and family would have been going through for the past couple years. Not forget the Mothers and Children in the North and East.

    Its time we people rise up and stand firm for the notion that…. Politicians work for US and are accountable to the Law and order just like the rest of us if not they will be in Jail for long time come and IT’S time we set some examples to them .

    THATS HOW THE REST OF THE WORLD OPERATES BARRING SOME BANANA REPUBLICS SUCH ZIMBABWE , RUSSIA , CHINA , PAKISTAN where rulers think they are above the LAW.

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    The Rajapaksa family never thought they will have to hand over power in this generation and the next. This made them cocky and confident not to cover up obvious tracks

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    I just viewed Manusha Nanayakkara’s Plea to passers by to take a injured Man to to hospital whom he jeep had knocked down. Societies morality can be judged by how no one was willing to stop to help this Man or atlas give help to this Man till help arrived. All were worried that their HANDS AND VEHICLES WILL GET DIRTY WITH THE INJURED MANS BLOOD. including MANUSHA where he could have simply put him in his vehicle and taken to the hospital as it was not the seriously damaged.

    WHAT SAD STATE WE ARE WHEN WE ALL LOOK THE OTHER WAY WHEN A FELLOW HUMAN BEING IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE. whilst the colombo’s elite a shedding many a tear for our four legged brethren.

    WE AS A SOCIETY LOOKED THE OTHER WAY IN 1956 , 1977, 1983, 1989 , and finally 2009 ( which was the most gruesome ) . THE REASON FOR ALL THIS IS POLITICS AND POLITICIANS.

    it’s time for SRI LANKA AS A SOCIETY TO WAKE AND LOOK IT SELF IN THE MIRROR.

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    Mason, I suppose DNA evidence can settle the question of the actual identity of the body in the grave without doubt by comparing with the DNA of close family members (dead or alive). The other characteristics like the height etc could lend additional evidence.

    Dental data could have been used. But the removal of teeth as a part of torture could be a problem there.

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    Thank you Shyamon Jayasinghe for the lament at the loss of the dignity to life we were once proud of as a nation. We were one of the first in the world to abolish capital punishment. I was in school then and it brought tears to my eyes at that wonderful gesture (sadly, now reversed). I once read a report of Saddam Hussein’s son asking a girl at a night club to dance and when her boyfriend objected, he was simply dragged out and shot. I pray we’ve had not reached that level, hopefully never, with the demise of the Rajapakses.

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    Saintly ex girl friend ex diplomat in Sydney lived the high life with Bandula Jayasekara and his lot in the heart of the City in Sydney. No remorse no shame. Disgusting.

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      Dilip

      “Ambassador” BIJAY (Bandula Jayasekera) took good care of his deputy during her tenor of office in Sydney,Australia !

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    This sad episode is as bad as that day in 437BC when Kasyapa entombed his father Dhatusena, to die on the shores of the Kalaweva. Ever since then there has been a cruel streak in the tribe.

    But, times have changed and, the evil bastards who perpetrated this heinous crime will be brought to justice, and there will be closure for all those who grieve.

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