5 December, 2019

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Uncle Sam’s New “Deal” For Derana

The official spokeswoman of the US Embassy in Colombo decided to do an interview with the Gotabaya Rajapaksa aligned Derana TV without the knowledge of other US Government agencies Colombo Telegraph learns.

The interview happened while the rumour mill was in overdrive that Gotabaya Rajapaksa had not yet sorted out his US citizenship issues and his lawyers released multiple sets of documentation that made things even murkier.

Colombo Telegraph learns that the decision to have Nancy Van der Horn on Derana TV which is owned by Rajapaksa campaign manager Dilith Jayaweera was not endorsed by other sections of the US Government.

If the US Embassy needed to clarify matters based on ongoing public debate about a candidate’s eligibility to contest the presidential election, it was unclear why they singled out the Gotabaya Rajapaksa aligned television network, analysts said.

As a reward Derana TV broadcast the interview and published it on the internet claiming that the US Embassy had confirmed that Gotabaya Rajapaksa was no longer a citizen of the US. However, at no point during the interview did Van Der Horn claim that the SLPP candidate was no longer a US citizen causing another cycle of discrediting of the Rajapaksa campaigns claims on citizenship.

But the collusion with the Rajapaksa aligned network has buoyed suspicion that the US Embassy in Colombo is working hand in glove with Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s campaign. Led by Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz the Embassy is hoping that their support in this matter in the event of a Rajapaksa victory will ensure leverage for Washington under a Gotabaya Presidency that will help to keep Beijing’s influence at bay.

First signs of an emerging nexus were revealed in May 2019 when former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert O. Blake praised former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa during a speech to apparel exporters.

The discussion was organised by Milinda Moragoda’s secretive Pathfinder Foundation an ex US citizen. It caused shockwaves because Blake was strongly critical of the Rajapaksa regime when he was serving as US envoy.

But at the discussion former Ambassador Robert Blake hailed Gotabaya Rajapaksa for his handling of intelligence services and told the ruling government that it should follow his example.

A prominent businessman organised a dinner for Blake to which the former Defence Secretary was also invited. Oddly the ex US Ambassador also praised the Sri Lanka Navy and received a memento from the former Navy Commander Wasantha Karannagoda. Blake said that the Navy had not been implicated in human rights abuses but Karannagoda himself is about to be served indictment for conspiring to murder 11 young boys the navy abducted for ransom in 2009. (By Catherine Madugalle)

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    US is caught with their pants down. If one examines the certificate submitted by Ali Sabry and Namal clearly shows it was issued prior to the effective date of citizenship surrender.
    The effective date of surrender of citizenship signed at the bottom is dated Aprl 17th 2019 but on top it reads the effective date of surrender of citizenship as May 3rd 2019. Did US Embassy screw up this in a hurry by issuing a certificate in advance of the surrender of citizenship to protect Gota or was it pre planned by US to put Gota in trouble? No one signs and issues a certificate in advance. Ample example of this type of certificates are available on inter et and none of them have been predated.

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      I stand corrected Under section 130 Supreme Court has jurisdiction re any challenge to the appointment of the President irrespective of the immunity he or she has.

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        Hey: what’s with all the blond gals, babes or bimbos at the US embassy?!- Alina Nitwitz, Jenner Elderman at MCC , and now Nancy? are there any brunettes around in the USA?!

        The US game with the SLFP and UNP, Gota and Ranil, has been “Heads I win, Tails you lose”.
        US puppet, Bondscam Ranil has been over the past 4 years happily destroying the Lankan economy, debt trapping and crashing the rupee with his corrupt and clueless finance ministers, particularly Mangala the Moron beloved of Samantha Power, so that US corporations can get land cheap and set up their military bases and War Machine servicing hub in strategically located Lanka. This is the MCC and SOFA projects of which Mangy and Ranil are big supporters and unless Sajith gets rid of both these butterflies, Lanka will be in deep trouble.
        After the US-Saudi owned IS staged the Easter Carnage we know that the US has become a Rouge State with only its massive Deep state run military business intelligence Industrial complex, as China has emerged as the world’s No. 1 Super Power and Asia leads the world.
        USA is finished as a superpower and knows it and is hence become a Rogue state., and Sri Lanka needs to get with the plot and look east to Asia for growth and prosperity..

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          Blond babes are good to sell tall tales like, ACSA, SOFA MC,C and US bases are good for you.
          Just like mother’s milk and apple pie!
          Marketing the US war machine and the military-business- intelligence industrial entertainment complex is easier with blond ladies as they know that gentlemen, particularly Lankan gentlemen like blonds !
          Martin Scorcese the great film director ,recently complained about Marvel filsm making folk stupid which selling the Empire’s war machines and shock and awe AI products. Doctor Octopus, of Spider Man fame is how the US war machine / holly wood Easter Sunday style Shock and awe entertainment complex works to win the narrative and set up military bases, and US Deep State/ Doc Oct certainly has its tentacles around Lanka too..

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      CT,

      “But the collusion with the Rajapaksa aligned network has buoyed suspicion that the US Embassy in Colombo is working hand in glove with Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s campaign. Led by Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz the Embassy is hoping that their support in this matter in the event of a Rajapaksa victory will ensure leverage for Washington under a Gotabaya Presidency that will help to keep Beijing’s influence at bay.”

      How many lies does it take to cover up one lie? 10, 100 ? MaRa and Wimal Buruwansa are good at it.

      A recent study shows the average person lies once or twice a day and starts lying around the age of two. Gota started earlier. He has got good partners.

      After all Gota is not that bad? Id he really that bad? We are focused in the China Belt Initiative and the Chinese Hegemony. The low IQ , mean IQ 79, Paras do not know Shinolo from Shinola Shit.

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        Amarasiri,
        Low IQ minus 79. How many times do you lie a day? You must have started lying in your mothers womb. Shame on you.

        This is normal behaviour for USA or any big country. Earlier they accused Modi of human rights violations after the Hindu/Muslim riots in Gujarat when MOdi was the Chief Minister. But when polls showed he was going to win his first term, the then American Ambassador to India sent him bouquets of beautiful flowers. Now USA and Modi are best buddies. All this human rights is pure bull$hit, its simply a tool to control small countries like Sri Lanka. Human Rights has nothing to do with human rights.

        China, USA, UK, Russia all violate Human rights all the time and preach human rights to places like Sri Lanka via UNHCR, only to control them for their interests. That is the way it works.

        General Pinochet of Chile is another very good example of universal humbug and hypocrisy.

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        Associated Press (AP) and an outfit called the New Humanitarian, like Ada Derana put out various Fake news stories for international consumption to show that there is perpetual ethnic and religious conflict in Sri Lank, when, in fact , much of the violence is organized by external forces as at Easter Sunday this year. These media outfits of the Empire and its fake Human Rights and Humanitarian enterprise – which is part of the military business industrial complex of the US war machine need to be carefully monitored and held accountable when publishing fake news.
        The Easter Sunday Carnage was funded by Saudi and staged by US Special Operations Forces to get Lanka to a crisis and quickly sign the MCC and SOF agreements to turn the island into a Military base,.

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          There are sensationalist news reports on what seems like STAGED “attacks on Muslims by Gunmen in Mannar” although there were not casualties in polls that were very peaceful in the country.
          Like the Easter attacks organized by external parties to Weaponize Buddhism and Islam and spark attacks against Muslims to promote the CIA narrative of Buddhist-Muslim conflict in Asia, who is behind the staging of the so called attack on Muslim voters in Mannar? There are foreign interests to keep the story of anti Muslim religious violence in Lanka so we need a proper investigation into these media reports.
          Mannar is an area of great interest for the US miitary base and airport agenda in Sri Lanka and there are operative on the ground so need to know the truth about this story that is being reported all over the international media as attacks on Muslims by Gunmen in Sri Lanka after the most peaceful polls in years in Sri Lanka

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          The story about gunmen attacking Muslim voters in Mannar, staring US Human Rights queen of Muslim Women – Shireen Soroor was staged for international media consumption- like the Easter Carnage was staged by US-Saudi-Israel funded and owned IS operatives.. In Mannar on the West Coast of Lanka the US plans to and has built several air strips for its war machine in the Indian Ocean with the help of RIshard Bathudeen who gets copious funds from Saudi Arabia to land grab in WIlpattu for the US airstrip.

          Very neat planning- just like the fake news that IS was setting up the Islamic Caliphate in Eastern Province during Easter, where US wants a military base!
          So the US-EU funded humanitarian, human rights, massaging conflict in the name of reconciliation narrative goes on in this Miracle of Modayas!

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      This is how a US passport is CANCELLED. Here is a sample. Please note the page and wording. Everything Ali Sabry PC said is false!

      https://images.app.goo.gl/WjCdmVecJ8RsET8r5

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        Thinker,

        This is how the low IQ Paras, mean IQ 79, lie. They do not know how to lie, without being caught, and most of the low IQ populace, mean IQ 79, with low common sense cannot get it,

        Somebody needs to write a short common sense pamphlet, to help the populace get common sense, like Thomas Paine did to the Americans 244 years ago.

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      Buddhist,

      To submit an application to renounce the citizenship, the applicant must be out of the country and should possess another citizenship. But the problem with Old Brother Prince is he never had his Lankawe citizenship reinstated after renounced it during the acceptance of American citizenship. So US cannot accept his application, neither can approve it. The case is in Supreme Court, SL. US state Department has to wait for that verdict to start processing the application.
      For all the fraud done under oath so far (in applications alone) two life is too little.

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      Buddhist,
      It is noteworthy that, unlike the Chinese or any other superpower foreign policy the American foreign policy “does not” not always function as a singular entity. That is b’cos the three major institutions that are responsible for formulating policies sometimes compete each other for dominance. I believe that, after a decade of working together as coherent system, American policy is now facing serious crisis identity. The policy debate over ME, trade war with China, support for Ukraine is clear indication that the White House (Trump) is in a combat mood against the CIA & state Dpt both of which have much more experience on global affairs than Trump. –

      It appears that Trump is more concerned about trimming the defense budget – a real estate mentality -than following a coherent & meaningful foreign policy. But, the experts in the field knows perfectly well that such a tactic stands against longstanding American values and therefore, unworkable in the long run. Many US allies are already very sceptical about the way Trump deal with NATO & Asian friends. The case of SL is also may be one such example. For people who used to trust America as the dependable leader in the fight for HR & democracy, this situation is very disheartening, to say the least.

      America as a democratic nation as the right to decide how it spend the taxpayers money. But, the same taxpayers also must understand that their profit cannot be sustained without a vibrant democracy in the world.

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      If Gota wins who is going to file a case against him ? If he looses use his USA PP and get a one way ticket to the moon

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      So simple thing right
      :
      If anybody is US citizen, when renouncing it, if that is really happened or not is to be cleared by both sides.
      1. US high commission in SL is equally responsible for not having made the nation clear about the presidential candidate’s accuracy
      2. Srilanken emigration should long have cleared this to the nation.
      §
      In our country, depeding on the person, they can easily enjoy forged passports and IDs, – is a public secret.
      We know perfectly well, there are lot more Dual Citizen s that live in the country without proper permission is being given by country#s respnosible bodies.
      Until Geetha Kumarasinghe was caught by the law, she had been in the country as a MP.
      In the high days of Rajapkashes the kind of criminal issue were bred easily. He did not have tough to comply with the law prevailing in the country. If Bp Rajakshes are to be back to power, this country WILL turn out to be a SLAUGHTER field for sure.

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      Dear Buddist,
      With their pants down and/or pads on, it appears now that the US, China, India, and almost all powerful countries with the majority of Sri Lankans support Gota. They all expect him to be the 7th president of Sri Lanka.
      I have the unofficial results of the postal votes of the Gampaha District, which received from another channel. You won’t believe that Gota has received close to 25,000 and Sajit trails behind with some 7500.
      Wait for another few hours until it is confirmed by the Election Commission, and be ready with your lamenting, howling comments.

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    Since there is a case already filed in the supreme court the Election Commission cannot announce Gota as the President even if he wins. Another writ application should be filed to this effect immediately or else if he takes oath as President then no legal action can be taken against him. Chif Justice should not allow this.

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      Thanks, Buddhist.
      .
      This is an important point, isn’t it?

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        Mr SM,
        I am very worried today.
        And we the srilankens living out of the country, dont want Rajapakshes are back to power.
        Democracy and human rights would be buried the bugger et al be back to the field.
        My wish is Rajapkshes to be punished by karma/God sooner than later, then only we can make the grass eating majority of people be clear, that we can do it better without Rajakashes.

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      Buddhist,

      The Immunity a President enjoys is for his actions after assuming the post of President. There cannot be Immunity for actions committed in order to become the President prior to the appointment. Therefore even if Gota wins, he is liable to be sued as his Immunity is for any action after becoming President.

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        True, gamini, that’s how it should be. However, find me one judge who will have the courage to disqualify a guy who has just been backed by seven million voters.
        .
        Actually, it could be only 5 million this time. If the counting gets into Preferences, the winner could have the support of as few as 40% of valid votes cast. No, I’m not working with figures belonging to an almost impossible scenario.
        .
        These things could well be.

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        Thank you I have already corrected this please see my comment on Article 130 above. Thanks

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        But Gamini, what surprises me is, even if you would apply for a job, the requirments contain whethere or not to have committed crimes in the applicant’s past, but to become a presidential candidate, why lankens dont care about the records of crimes committed by each of them ?
        :
        In Germany or any other country in Europe, that would not be possible. If the doubts are there, that the candidates are alleged to have committed high crimes, be kept away from entering even becoming nominees.
        What kind of a democracy our banana republic seems to have ?

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      Buddhist,

      You reckon the US is caught with the Pants Down.. Gee Wizz. You are a clever Lot.

      BTW why do get so stressed when Keselwatta Kid got the numbers to Shit it In, like the Aussies say , on the 16th.

      Now you tell us Nandasena can not be the President even if he scores.

      I thought you will be putting the Bubbly in the Ice Box, instead of trying to tell us our US Embassy girls do not know what they are talking..

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        KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

        Gota seems to have already booked his ticket to his mother country in case he loses the elections. What about his b***s carriers will they too get US green card?

        What is your recent Mango friend Dayan’s position on the elections right at the moment, given that he takes 64 positions all at the same time?

        Has he bought the floating scrapped metal for $150 million from Russia as Hopper Sirisena desperately needed some loose change before his time runs out? You should have handled the deal.

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      Budist,
      You know when the people speak, nobody can stop them! Democracy was introduced to stop armed struggles and revolutions a long time ago. Do you want Sri Lankans to start an armed struggle if Gota is denied the elected position rendered by the majority Sri Lankans. Chief Justice or even the Prime Minister is not elected directly by the people.
      The court cases that you guys filed against Gota in Colombo and California have all backfired and the people felt that you guys have been doing some injustice to him. In a few hours from now, you’ll see that this particular last minute mudslinging campaign of the UNP backed NGOs has helped Gota achieve his landslide victory!

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    Man, I have only 10 fingers. I cannot do complicated counting. Does anybody know the number this on the Citizenship renunciation saga?

    ( I read some translation of this interview. I was only about embassy spokesperson explaining the procedure of cancellation. I do not remember it going into anything specific details of Old Brother Prince’s cancellation. At start the spokesperson had said he/she understands the concern of the voters, but internal law of USA does not allow talking about the individual circumstances. I don’t know why, and then Derana’s Sinhala Translation did that kind of work. After declaring at the start that US would not allow disclosing personal information, the spoke person is unlikely to give out any information of Old Brother Prince’s Application. So there is nobody’s confirmation is necessary to do the simple guess work that it was Derana played the Gilmart.

    Asad Sally gave another interview in Tamils, repeatedly asking if Old Brother Prince is really against to MCC, ACSA, SOFA,…… then can he openly declare so. Whether the citizenship renunciation was successful so far or not, Old Brother Prince is with America; nobody now suspecting about that. It appears, it is for all these China is holding the Pahatu Tower not handing over to Lankawe.)

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    What is going on here.. What happened to our great non US Citizen Dr Ranil, who spent well over 30 years to bring the first US friendly Government of the Century.

    Blakey is no Dr Rajitha or even Dr Ranil.
    They are true blue patriotic Americans who serve their country first not the rest.

    Blakey would have been not happy of some things under the Rajapaksa watch.

    But Blake didn’t have to worry about Muslims Terrorists and Metal Detectors all over the Embassy premises .
    That is at least one positive Blakey enjoyed.

    And there were no Madrasas, No Sharia Universities and No No religious Zealots who dictate what to wear and what not to wear . and even want Zaria Law to govern 10 % of the population.

    Now even Blind Freddy can see what has happened to the same country after four and a half years of Yahapalanaya.

    300 lives were taken by Muslim Terrorists , 500 maimed for life.

    Still the Cardinal is in the Dark of how Two Ibrahims and One Zaharan could so much damage.without even one Poiltician from the Muslim Segment not knowing about it.

    I don’t think the Americans , specially Mr Trump like it, when they have spent over a Trillion Dollars and sacrificed many American lives to eliminate Muslim Terrorism from where ever Americans have political interests.

    That alone would have influenced their thinking when they talked about the Governance in Lankawe after Yahapalanay…

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      Sumaney:
      Single comment: NOTHING on CT seems complete without your gibberish!

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        You yourself are not doing a bad job, as editoer and multi-avatar comment poster!

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        Emil Aiiya,

        Did you put a small wager on Keselwatta Kid?..You can’t lose, Mate.

        Even if Nandasena manages to score, he will be disqualified by our learned Judges or their counterparts in San Fran according to that Legal Eagle Buddhist….

        Anyway I will send you a full bodied, luscious bottle of Cold Climate Sirah from Heathcote, if Dr Ranil is not the PM .

        BTW , What do you reckon , 55 : 40 & 5 ????

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      Why hasn’t Gota the National Hangman visited the North?

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    MR and co know how to buy people. How to manipulate facts, They know well that politics is game like any other game. Politics is not mathematics to say one plus one two. They know well that in politics there is no any eternal friends or enemies but eternal interest. It looks deal has been done between two parties to fool Chinese. After all, Gota is US citizen not a Chinese made one.

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    The UNP is lost, have no chance in hell of winning . So bring out desperate stupid citizenship issues, what a joke

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      Abhe, Relax man..

      This lot who backs Keselwatta Kid are no easy push over,
      I haven’t seen this sort of gusty loyalty even from the Lot who normally back Dr Ranil the patriarch of the UNP.

      Poor Gota, He got one Lot suing him in San Fransisco,
      And the local Lot is suing him in Colombo .

      All this just to prevent Nandasean becoming a President..
      How sad,

      I mean when Dr Rajitha, Paa Cha Ranawaka, Ravi Karunanayaka . Rauf Hakeem, Hezbulla, Sujeewa Senasinghe , Anura Kumara, Damabara Amila Upul Jayasooriya Bathudeen, and so many other eminent patriotic people have put in so much to ensure that Keselwatta Kid will be our next President and Dr Ranil the PM.

      And these dudes are worrying about how Nandasean can be defeated with the help of not only our own Judges but also the Judges in San Fransisco..

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      Abhaya Premawardena
      People have a right to question and right to know whether the next President is an
      American citizen or not.
      In 2015, John Kerry openly declared that America was behind Sri Lanka’s regime change. Since then we vowed not to let the US do the same shenanigans in 2019 Presidential election.
      What have we got now?
      In 2019, America has worked behind the scene for an American citizen to become Sri Lanka;s President. How about that?

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        are you a Cham paka? When the man braved suicide bombers to save you cowards did you ask for his citizenship ?

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          Abhaya Premawardena
          It was Mahinda Rajapaksa”s leadership that saved the country from terrorists. Both the then Defence Secretary and the Army Commander faced LTTE suicide bombers but Prabhakaran was too scared to harm Mahinda.
          It was the US which orchestrated a coup to ousted Mahinda in 2015. Sinhalese stunned mighty America by bringing him back in Parliament.
          Today the same US is using two American citizens; Gotabhaya and Basil, to remove Mahinda from politics and silence all Sinhalese patriots including Maha Sangha who have been vociferous against US’s soft invasion via economic (MCC) and military agreements (SOFA, VFA and ACSA).
          You may be too cowardly to criticize Uncle Sam. But I am not. I have been doing it for 5 years.

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      https://images.app.goo.gl/WjCdmVecJ8RsET8r5

      Make up your own mind.

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      Abhaya Premawardena

      Use your common sense, not the illusions and lies by Gota cronies. Go with the data.

      This is how a US passport is CANCELLED. Here is a sample. Please note the page and wording. Everything Ali Sabry PC said is false!

      https://images.app.goo.gl/WjCdmVecJ8RsET8r5

      Does the Sun go around the Earth?

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    Gota is the American Proxy for President. That is why they are very silent on the whole issue. The irony is an American Proxy is supported by the Deshapremies in the Country who have been Anti-American since Independence, but this time around they will do the dirty in appointing an American. What an Anti-Climax for these Pseudo Patriots?

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    Gota hating spin doctors in over drive. Nancy Van der Horn cannot say whether Gota is a US citizen or not. Because it is a personal matter covered under US privacy laws. Nancy mentioned it clearly. She also said the final step from renunciation point of view is the applicant receiving renunciation certificate. After that the person becomes a FORMER citizen. She also mentioned that a former citizen’s name appearing in the list mentioned is a totally different matter handled by different agency purely for other US domestic purposes such as US Revenue Service (Tax Agency) etc. Gota has received his renunciation certificate. Therefore now he is a FORMER US citizen. People can go to courts only for propaganda purposes. Which is clearly evident from the fact that they waited till the last moment to obtain maximum propaganda mileage.

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      Hela
      Hey, CT, I sent a reply to Hela here on the 15th after I posted a reply to Abhaya.
      Abhaya’s one was published. This was not.
      Who blocked it, CT or external forces?
      At the beginning of the election campaign my comments were blocked. Later I came to know that it was not CT.
      How long do we have this freedom of expression?

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    The buggers screaming here about alleged US involvement were in deadly silent mode when US, UK, India and EU countries and their SL embassies were intervening in SL presidential election in 2015 in favour of Sirisena. This forum seems to have become part of Mangala, Rajitha, Champike, Harsha mud incorporate.

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      Helass

      “The buggers screaming here about alleged US involvement were in deadly silent mode when US, UK, India and EU countries and their SL embassies were intervening in SL presidential election in 2015 in favour of Sirisena.”

      All these countries also intervened and helped Little Gota, little Mahinda, …. enormously to bring the war to an end.

      Remember this, if you do not treat your family well strangers and neighbours will find ways to grope your women folks.

      “This forum seems to have become part of Mangala, Rajitha, Champike, Harsha mud incorporate.”

      On the contrary, I still remain partial to human decency, human rights, …… anything and everything good about human race.

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    There is only “ONE” solution left in the hands of the PEOPLE of Sri Lanka. Defeat both “GR” and “Sajith” and vote “AKD” of NPP to be the President. All the “CONFUSION” will be settled in one day – “16th November 2019”.

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    What is abundantly clear is that on the eve of the Presidential election, the young, progressive, democratic, energetic and efficient ‘voice and champion of the poor and downtrodden’, appears to be a comfortable winner. So all these matters been discussed and debated will not matter too much. Let NGR sort out his personal matters himself and leave us alone. Why should we allow this grey and aged alleged criminal, tyrant and oppressor to have any bearing on our lives? Let’s move forward with a young man with ‘clean’ hands’ who has a new vision for the country, rather than putting our faith and trust in the ones who have already been tried and tested and proved to be a disaster.A leopard will never change it spots.

    Voters, please use your franchise wisely, judiciously, aptly and appropriately. Please go to the polling station early and put a cross against the ‘swan’ to ensure the Nation moves forward with prosperity, justice, peace and reconciliation, where all Sri Lankans are treated equally and enjoy equal opportunities.

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    Presidential candidate Mr. Sajith Premadasa appeared in ‘Satana’ Program in Sirasa TV on 13 Novermber 2019. The three people who asked questions touched all aspects except ‘Maximum Devolution of Power’ to create nine mini-Kingdoms and a Senate representing ‘Yuwa Rajawaru’ from those mini-Kingdoms.

    If one reads in between lines what he said, the UNP Government is a ‘Failed Government’ and he wants to make drastic changes to improve the situation. The question is will the ‘Royal Gang’ who control resources allow him to make these changes and fulfill the promises he has given? There is a possibility that this could eventually lead to the dreadful situation experienced with Sirisena as President and Ranil as PM.

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    My only concern is why does not Gota come forward to an ‘all tv station press conference’ and show the full documentation for total inspection instead of Ali Sabry et al appearing by proxy and showing off from a distance and that only a passport page without details of the owner with word ‘cancel’ on non details entered page. Show the magnetic strip detailed page ‘cancelled’ as is that way passports are ‘cancelled’..

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    BTW, the name of this US embassy spokesperson is Nancy Van der Horn. The documents shown by Asad Sally bear the name Phillip Van der Horn as the signatory for the US embassy. Hmmm! I just wonder…

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    Should the US government lobby Mahesh Senanayke or Rajive Wijesinghe ?

    Any foreign government will want to work with the winning candidate.

    May be Sri Lankan embassy in the US is lobbying only small time politicians in America !

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    One of my My Elite Sisters in Wellala Gardens put Two FB posts this morning extolling Keselwatta Kid with the caption Jayaweva Sajith, both in Eglish and Sinhala
    She got 3 Likes all up, including mine.

    One of my Dalit Bros put just one post for Nandasena .
    And he got 10 likes without mine..
    How cool is that ,

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      KASmaalam K.A. Sumanasekera

      “One of my My Elite Sisters in Wellala Gardens “

      Who gave your sister permission to live in the second Tamil Homeland, the Wellala Gardens? Tamils will be very crossed with your sister.
      The patriotic fascists such as somass and Helass may start a riots against minorities in the aftermath of Gota’s defeat at the elections.

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    The Oath/Affirmation of renunciation of Nationality of United States (Form DS-4080) has an interesting note at the bottom.
    Note: A renunciation of United States nationality/citizenship is effective only upon approval by the U.S Department of State but, when approved, the loss nationality/citizenship occurs as of the date the above Oath/Affirmation was taken.

    Hmmm…quid pro quo?

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    Is the Chinese battle ship in Colombo port to take the Rajapakses out of the country or hide them in it in case Gota loses? Is it a prelude to a coup that is being planned as Gota did in the earlier Presidential election which was shut down by the then Commander. The present Commander is a Gota golaya.

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    There is one very bad trait that is common to both the United States of America and Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Both are totally lacking in straightforwardness and both are slimily evasive. Gota does not want to answer questions because that would mean incriminating himself. The reason the US does not want to answer questions is that it has certain ulterior motives to do with its cold war with China and its proclivity for meddling in the internal affairs of other countries and imposing its hegemony over them.

    I never had any respect for Gotabaya Rajapaksa but did have some respect for the US. But now, after observing the US’s refusal to make any comment about the former’s US citizenship status, I have lost whatever respect I had for that country. Very petty behaviour on the part of a ‘world power’.

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    US wants a puppet, then steal the assets, like what’s happening in iraq, Libya, Syria,saudi.
    This colonial games, France does it in Africa, China wants to do it, still trying. Britain does it very professionally by having tax heavens-watch spiders web documentaries.
    Sri Lanka will go for a blood bath if Gota comes. Stupid rulers are always bad news.Buddhist in Sri Lanka won’t vote for Gota, because he is a murderer. Buddhist don’t condone murderers,

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    As a Sri Lanken, I don’t want a American puppet, I don’t want a abusive ruler, who don’t know how to speak to a women. I don’t want a killer who laughs at his killings. I don’t want my tax money stolen on pretext of development, which are highly geared, and then given to Chinese.
    I want a ruler I can talk to, without being picked up by white van. I want a ruler who can argue his point across, will accept if he is mistaken. I want a educated young ruler, who is business savvy and independent thinker.

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    We don’t need dictators or hitlers, we need to be free.

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    CT
    I don’t think your piece is doing anything to help the undecided voter. Today as it turns out is the Dawn before Dusk. MS as a final goodbye has invited Chinese Warship to dock at Colombo sending a clear message to India ( no doubt under the direction of Gotha ) that we will invite whoever we want. But this is an opportunity for Modi to prove whether he is a Man or a Mouse. I am certain that under Gotha Sri Lankas Sovereignty will be sealed.
    CT You are wrong on the following as I said yesterday.
    1)But the collusion with the Rajapaksa aligned network has buoyed suspicion that the US Embassy in Colombo is working hand in glove with Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s campaign. Led by Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz the Embassy is hoping that their support in this matter in the event of a Rajapaksa victory will ensure leverage for Washington under a Gotabaya Presidency that will help to keep Beijing’s influence at bay.
    *** When India flexed its Muscles in the Maldives ( which is 2000 miles away) by injecting 1 Billion Dollars and insisting on a Military presence America gave its SEAL of approval. The above is pure speculation. The only Country that can keep Beijings influence at bay is India as only she has the Legitimate right to intervene. This was demonstrated when Chinese Submarines docked at Colombo and Lease was forfeited. What is wrong with all of you . You don’t need to be a Rocket Scientist to work this out.
    2) First signs of an emerging nexus were revealed in May 2019 when former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert O. Blake praised former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa during a speech to apparel exporters.
    *** CT this again is speculation. Millions of Dollars were paid to get people like Robert to deliver speeches but what happened Frankly Nothing.
    If Gotha is elected DUSK will set in Sri Lanka . Make no mistake

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    Gotha Greetings

    Dusk is about to set on SriLanka in about 24 hours and I make the following appeal in the name of Humanity and the wellbeing of the Minorities of Sri Lanka

    You have many accolades
    You are a THUG by birth , CRIMINAL by profession and THIEF by trade all moulded into formidable reputation for RUTHLESSNESS. . One who lives by the SWOD will die by the SWORD. You are about to bite the dust like the Rheinstone Cowboy.

    All your promises are meaningless , worthless and not fullfilable just like the Racist TRUMPs promises. He couldnt even build the Wall except a fence in his Tower.

    As for you let me spell out what you can achieve and what you cant.

    1) You will no doubt terrorise the Minoroties but will create more Martyrs

    Cant and wont achieve the following.

    1) Safe guard women like one of your victimss said the other day.
    2) Improve the economy as you are a failed businessman and no country will engage with no matter how much you pay Robert
    3) Bring China back in
    4) Kick India Out

    Why dont you spare the agony for Sri Lanka for the next 5 years and hang your boots.
    Give up man . You are a looser.

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      Kali,

      If the low IQ 79, idiots with low common sense want Para-Gota as the president, then there will be more anarchy, more law and order, more killings and more martyrs.

      A Land like no other where the so-called 2,500 year-old civilization had produced imbeciles, if Para-Gota wins.

      While the imbecile sheep may deserve it, why should the non-imbecile populace put up with it?

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    Don’t blame a lot on Derana. Old Royals’ other supporters seems to have produced a whole fake video of State Department spokesperson.

    Remember 2013 September NPC election? Northern Army printed a secound Udayan saying Anathi quit the election in favour of Old Royals.

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      They are already leaving the country…
      \
      On BUSINESS CLASS . never the less…
      /
      Run Dabara Amila run……………
      Run Hirunika run………..
      Run Chandraguptha Thenuwara run…..
      Run Gamini Viyangoda run………
      \
      Flight 306….. Didn’t even vote………..

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    This is just a clarification………

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    Neither India nor China nor America have much interest in Sri Lanka. The USA is stationed in Pakistan and Afghanistan, so, along with India, it has already stopped the influence of China in Southeast Asia. India will never support an independent Tamil or Muslim state in Sri Lanka, as this has implications for restless places like Kashmir and South India. As for China, it has lent billions of USD in “development aid” to many developing countries. Not only Sri Lanka, but Congo, Kenya, Ghana, etc. The objective of China is to ensure access to natural resources, not to contend with the USA or India. The only disputes China has with the USA are islands in the South China sea, the independence of Taiwan, and trade.

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    The document signed by the chief of consular office in Colombo states that “to the best of his knowledge “. If it is 100% certain he could have said he renounced US citizenship. “Best of knowledge ” created doubt of the media interview and the whole sagar demonstrated

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