17 June, 2019

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UNHRC: What Mahinda Says Is False

By Mangala Samaraweera

Mangala Samaraweera – Minister of Finance

Member of Parliament from Kurunegala and current Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa has published a statement on 17 March 2019 instructing the government of Sri Lanka on what its position should be when the UN Human Rights Council that is at present meeting in Geneva discusses Sri Lanka’s progress on national reconciliation.

In his statement, as usual aimed at hoodwinking the masses, he assumes a commanding and almost martial tone. Packing it with misinformation to mislead the public, he seems to forget the small detail that he is no longer the President or even the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka – fake or otherwise. As the citizens of our country – Asia’s oldest democracy – remember very well, Mahinda Rajapaksa’s attempts to usurp the position of Prime Minister a few months ago failed miserably in the face of the determined resistance of our citizens and our independent institutions including our judiciary. My recommendation to Mahinda would be, in true friendship: lets put aside the airs. It really is impossible to engage in constructive dialogue if you give instructions and orders on policy to a government that is trying very hard to fix the several troubles that you yourself, your close advisors and those you appointed to high positions during your time as President created, especially since the conclusion of the conflict in May 2009. 

And let us be serious. Any advice on policy must be placed on facts, not on fake or exaggerated assertions, which a quick scan of Mahinda’s statement reveals:

The opening line of Mahinda’s statement asserts that The government has announced that they will co-sponsor yet another resolution against Sri Lanka.”

What Mahinda says is false. There is no resolution “against” Sri Lanka, and there has been no resolution “against” Sri Lanka since 2015. In 2009, the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government spearheaded a resolution in the Human Rights Council calling it a ‘victory resolution’ and got it adopted by a division in the Council. The Rajapaksa Government included in that Resolution, the Joint Statement between the Government and the United Nations that was adopted during UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit and also commitment to the implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Non-implementation of this resolution adopted by a vote led to a series of resolutions which the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government claimed to boycott but could not stop from being adopted. Finally, in March 2014, this led to the Human Rights Council adopting a resolution setting up the first known international investigation on Sri Lanka which is called the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL).  Sri Lanka was cornered internationally and was in a pitiable state. Mahinda’s Government put all his eggs in one basket in terms of our economy, borrowing at commercial rates and not being able to repay them. Our military which Mahinda claims to be the guardian of, was losing heavily as they were deprived of military-to-military cooperation with the countries which have the most advanced militaries in the world. They were deprived of training opportunities, participation in UN peacekeeping, and in joint exercises. 

After Mahinda’s defeat at the election on 08 January 2015, the new Government managed to reassert Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and regain Sri Lanka’s independent right to take charge of discharging the responsibilities of the Government towards its own citizens. As a result of taking charge of handling our own problems ourselves in consultation with all our own citizens, international action that would have followed as a result of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka that was established under Mahinda’s regime in March 2014 ceased. As a result of Sri Lanka taking charge of discharging its own responsibilities towards its own citizens, international efforts became focused thereafter on support for Sri Lanka’s efforts. Contrary to Mahinda’s narrative, there are no resolutions AGAINST Sri Lanka in the Human Rights Council anymore. The resolutions since 2015 are to work together with our partner nations in the world so that our citizens benefit from the best expertise in the world, and we work with all our citizens to set up processes that would help us put behind decades of distrust, violence and impunity and promote, protect and advance the human rights of all our citizens. I urge you to pause to think a little. If this resolution that Mahinda speaks of is AGAINST Sri Lanka – then there should be strictures on Sri Lanka through the resolution, or an investigation established as in March 2014 when Mahinda was President, or there should be sanctions. The resolutions from 2015, on the contrary, do no such thing. They have instead been the basis to secure economic benefits for all our citizens both in the short-term as well as in the long-term. They have been the basis for re-establishing and renewing trust and confidence of our own citizens. They have been the basis for establishing engagement with the international community to benefit our citizens, our administrators, our prosecutors, our forensic experts and our security forces with greater opportunities overall. They have been the basis for the doors of opportunity being open to us to develop Sri Lanka as a hub in the Indian Ocean and pursue a prosperous future for all.   

Mahinda repeats old false allegations and assertions about the Office on Missing Persons. What a tragedy Mahinda has bound himself in! Mahinda has forgotten the days when he stood up against disappearances and worked to give voice to the pain and anguish of the families of the Missing. He alleges in his statement that “Government bodies at all levels including the armed forces and intelligence services are mandatorily required to render fullest assistance to the OMP even in contravention of the Official Secrets Act.”

Mahinda says that if a criminal taking illegal advantage of an official position abducts and kills a citizen, the law must be forbidden to investigate such a crime? What kind of rule-of-law would exist in our country if inquiries on abuse of power were stopped on the grounds of official secrets? The notion of an “official secret” can only apply to legitimate national security concerns. Since when would finding the fate of a missing soldier be a violation of our national security? In what way is our national defense affected by families including the families of missing soldiers finally exercising the right to hold a dignified funeral for their loved ones?

Mahinda alleges that The Prevention of Enforced Disappearances Act enables an alleged enforced disappearance in Sri Lanka to be investigated and prosecuted in a foreign country as if it was an offence committed in that country.

Mahinda appears unware that any country in the world can already investigate and prosecute disappearances and other war crimes alleged to have taken place in any other country in the world, because most countries in the world today have already signed treaties to deny safe haven to war criminals! This is a right that those countries already have which is not determined by whether Sri Lanka accedes to the convention or not. Therefore, our accession to the International Convention Against Enforced Disappearances does not give other countries a right they already have. That is why, in September 2018, Germany charged an ex-LTTE member residing in that country, with war crimes committed against 16 of our brave soldiers. I wonder whether Mahinda has not heard about that case. Of course Mahinda has heard of it, but he hides it and chooses not to mention it in his statement or in any of his speeches because it disrupts his false narrative of international justice aiding terrorism.

International justice is activated when national justice fails to act. It was Chile’s lack of action against General Augusto Pinochet which prompted Spain and the UK to arrest him in 1998 and determine his need to appear before justice. This process has not stopped. There are hundreds of universal jurisdiction cases open in the present day, everywhere in the world. These cases could well work against alleged criminals who might travel outside their safe havens to spend their ill-gotten fortunes.

Apart from criminalizing Enforced Disappearance with a view to preventing our citizens from ever going missing again like they did for several decades in our country irrespective of ethnicity, language, geographic location, religion or gender, what the Prevention of Enforced Disappearances Act does is to enable us to act on those crimes, so we assert our jurisdiction. In fact, the Act even gives us, Sri Lankans, the capacity to investigate and prosecute disappearances happening in any other country in the world, in case future Pinochets try to spend their time in our beautiful island home.

Mahinda alleges that “The UN Human Rights Commissioner in her report on Sri Lanka to the current session of the UNHRC, has called on member states of the UNHRC to investigate and prosecute those suspected of war crimes in Sri Lanka under the principle of universal jurisdiction.”

I’m sure this happens to all of us. We all fall asleep in the middle of a movie sometimes, and when we wake up, for a moment we can’t understand what is going on in the movie. I think this is what has happened to Mahinda. But without admitting it, he wants to try to tell our citizens that he knows the plot. The High Commissioner for Human Rights, as a result of the acts and omissions of Mahinda’s regime of impunity, holds the view that Sri Lanka’s judicial system has not made necessary progress. Therefore, the High Commissioner notes that any state can investigate war crimes in Sri Lanka, but this is IF and ONLY IF we don’t do it ourselves! But Mahinda ignores the first part of the movie (the inaction which his regime is responsible for) and he goes on to tell the story leaving out a crucial part.

As a nation responsible to all our citizens including our military personnel and policemen, we should not fail in our commitment as a sovereign, independent, democratic state to investigate the several emblematic cases of human rights violations currently in our legal system. We must set up a system to investigate and deal with allegations of human rights violations. If we fail to do this, we place our citizens in grave peril because the message we will be sending out to the world will be that we are unable or unwilling to do our job. If we fail to deal with our issues ourselves, then others will step in.

Mahinda says that “Lord Naseby has obtained from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office copies of the dispatches filed by Lt Colonel Anton Gash… Five renowned international experts in the law of armed conflict namely, Sir Desmond de Silva QC, Professor David Crane, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Rodney Dixon QC, and Professor Michael Newton have examined the allegations against Sri Lanka and provided written opinions to the effect that no violation of the law of armed conflict had taken place…”

This is rich, coming from the same person saying that future mechanisms to deal with human rights violations should not have the support of international experts! Mahinda claims he is the one and only protector of sovereignty and yet finds safety behind the robes of British lords and the whips of British colonels! No, Mahinda: we will never fall for this undignified maneuver. Global expertise is needed. We collaborate and work with international experts on almost everything that we do in this country. In fact, we are blessed with the philosophy and teachings of a foreigner – Gautama Buddha, an Indian Prince who became enlightened, and whose teachings were conveyed to us by the son and daughter of an Indian Emperor called Asoka. You brought so many foreign experts to Sri Lanka whose names you have cited in your statement. There is no reason to deprive ourselves from continuing to learn from our brothers and sisters in the Global South, who have already dealt with the legacies of their own conflicts. Why should we slam the door, for example, on Latin American forensic experts, or South African reconciliation experts, or Tunisian fighters against corruption? Sri Lanka should continue, as you yourself have done, to engage in such cooperation and collaboration, but on our terms, and in the capacity that we decide, based on our requirements.

Mahinda Rajapaksa, seemingly frustrated by his failure to grab power illegally, gives a series of instructions and finishes his statement by saying that …all members of the delegation representing the government in Geneva should clearly understand that anything short of what he says will be a betrayal of the people of Sri Lanka.

By giving such a peremptory instruction, Mahinda is effectively asking the members of the delegation to determine whether they are representatives of Sri Lanka or whether they are Mahinda’s puppets; whether they follow the instructions of the government or the injunctions of the defeated Presidential candidate who failed to grab power illegally last October.

The Government will continue to defend Sri Lanka’s sovereignty by reaffirming our commitments to seek durable reconciliation and promote and protect human rights of all. We will, as the resolutions clearly say:

  • Ensure justice through our national system, in free and fraternal cooperation with experts of other nations going through similar transitions, based on our requirements. 
  • Affirm the honor of the institutions of the army, navy and the air force, and project their professionalism including in UN peacekeeping missions, and increase their opportunities for collaboration with the best militaries in the world, by investigating allegations and prosecuting any abuse that may have taken place in accordance with the due process of the law.
  • Affirm the rights of ALL citizens including citizens in the north and the south, military and civilian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, and others to establish sustainable peace, reconciliation, and prosperity for all; 
  • Affirm the rights of ALL by determining the fate and whereabouts of ALL the missing including security forces personnel and police; 
  • Provide for those left behind – for all citizens in need – with integral reparation to rebuild their lives and strive for national development. 
  • Forever forbid the recurrence of horrors of our past like torture, sexual violence, war and white van abductions.

Nothing more and nothing less is what this government is committed to do for ALL the people of Sri Lanka. We will, in this journey, work with the international community. They will be our partners as they have always been. They will also be our witness as well as supporters of this solemn undertaking, and they will tell our story so that others too in this world can learn from Sri Lanka’s example of reconciliation. 

No doubt our journey has been difficult, with ups and downs, achievements and disappointments, but those who caused the trouble in the first place, have very little authority to criticize us. Those who embraced and never investigated child abductors and war criminals like Karuna, can’t tell Sri Lanka what a war hero is. Those who paralyzed the country on 26 October 2018 to send our economy into free fall cannot be allowed to continue their attempts to sabotage the progressive path of our nation.

I’m sorry to be the one breaking the news, Mahinda, but someone has to say this: you do not have the authority to impose a fine on a badly parked tuk-tuk, much less give instructions to an official delegation representing Sri Lanka overseas. Your pretension to be Prime Minister in October 2018 failed several months ago. Stop trying to deny to a legally established government, the democratic authority it is endowed with. The journey toward reconciliation will continue. The people of our country are tired of pessimists and compulsive liars and fear mongers. They know that their future lies not in fear but in truth and that the economic prosperity of our nation depends on achieving sustainable peace, non-recurrence of conflict, strengthening the rule of law and democracy, and protecting and upholding the rights and dignity of all, and in working towards our goals together and in partnership with all the countries of the world and international organisations in which Sri Lanka is a member. 

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    Ex.President-Mahinda: came to Geneva at (before 1980), he was supporting ( J,V,P) , and that time ( Ex, Pramadasa) or (Ex, President J.R) Government, he came toy Geneva /UNO and told that Sri-lankischen Army was killing Sinhalese, today Tamils politision coming toy Geneva and telling that Srilankan army had killed Tamils. Same Statement by ( Sinhala & Tamils), I am not against Srilanka army, I say Indian Goverment played both time/ period, but mad people/ Polition don’t know, now days indian government was quite, because election time in India, if Tamil / Sinhalaes shourting in Geneva, but later sit together and eat. Only people are fools,

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      Mangy says ” Global expertise is needed. We collaborate and work with international experts on almost everything that we do in this country.”
      Yes, indeed Bondscam Ranils Debt trap Economic policy is drafted by MCC and IMF in Washington DC
      Yes and it is the Fake development aid Experts that have put Lanka into a massive debt trap and the IMF Bail Out business.
      Sri Lanka’s debt is calcluated by 4 dodgy accounting companies and their Fake experts that recycle debt as in Greece, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, etc.Delotte, PWC, KPMG, Arther Anderson. They keep themselves and the IMF in the Debt trap Bailout Business

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        Mangala is reading the script prepared by Samantha Power for the UNHRC ritual farce. Seem that Sam Power did not know that Sri Lanka’s so-called Finance Minister is Financially illiterate?

        Or, perhaps she did as Sri Lanka’s foreign policy is also drafted to benefit Trumpland in its COld War against China In the Indian Ocean, as it prepares to loot Indian Ocean resources with its EU buddies under the guise of protecting Fauna and FLora – CITES Convention.

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          Sri Lanka is being Raped by foreign experts.

          Samaraweera has spread his legs and is gaily crashing the Lankan rupee on the fake advice of his foreign buddies..

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            So, after all there is at least one Lankan who can write a decent piece! :))

            An excellent rebuttal by Mangala of what was written for Mahinda by GL or Dayan.

            Mahinda can’t even think let alone write ………. he is just the face-man/puppet for other forces ………who have to find a way of surviving without doing a honest day’s work

            Way to go Mangala ………. keep it up!

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              Way to go ……As if mangala himself has written it!!!

              Don’t give us bullshit man. The whole world knows who are whose puppets.

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        Mangala, half of your article is full of Greek and the rest is full of lies and character assassinations.
        Unfortunately, I noticed Mahinda’s article only now.
        Let me come back with full details.

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          First of all,Mangala, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is not an ordinary person.
          He is a phenomenon and a living legend.
          There was officially 5.8 million people behind him in 2015.
          Today, if we talk about his stand on Geneva Resolution and the Statement he issued DEMANDING the slave government to withdraw from its initial plan to co-sponsor the Resolution tabled by Co-group-for-What, I would say, 16 million Sinhalese are behind him, without any party or colour.
          The Statement issued by Mahinda Rajapaksa is not politically motivated.
          Mahinda knows fully well that, by standing against UNHRC which is full of corrupt officials (as revealed by USA) and the Co-group-for-What, he will once again earn the wrath of some countries.
          Foreign countries led by USA, UK, India, conspired to unseat Mahinda in 2015, mostly for his invigorated nationalism and unparalleled patriotism and PURELY for his arrogant display of confidence in eradicating terrorism from Sri Lanka.
          Yet, Mahinda Rajapaksa is not someone who could be silenced by national or international shenanigans, intimidation or threats. Hence, this strong Statement.
          Sinhalese regard Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka’s unofficial President. He represents the voice of citizens. Therefore, his opinion matters much more than cowardly PM and the President.
          As you say, Mahinda didn’t make any attempts to usurp PM’s position. It is everybody knowledge that he was appointed by the President as a result of a dispute arose within the slave government.
          What constructive dialogue are you talking about, after all treachery?
          Do you think people will ever forget imprisonments of tri forces officials, sale of national assets and the on-going 1.2 million acres of land to be leased for 200 years for USA to establish a Special Economic Belt from Trinco to Colombo Harbour? People are done with you, man.
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          Contd’1/4

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            If -(16.00.00.000) people behind , Ex, President, Mahinda, then why he didn’t win the election ( 2015,year) . Mostly, in 2019 , why he was not president candidate? . If American / Europian want kill ( Perabakaran ) they done it, today in Deutschland/ Germany . 40.00.000, Muslims,but they not backing (Türkey), but Türkey was biggest country in Europa and Asia, but nathing will happen, Same time for ( Kürdish fighters ) German give weapons, you will ask? No come, so mr, mandala you do what you knew,

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              You got a lot to learn before you can even understand the answers to your questions. Better learn before posting comments.

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          Contd’2/4
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          (paras3,4,5)
          Your reply is fluent bulls….
          Of course, it is correct to say “another Resolution AGAINST Sri Lanka” because, both 2015 and 2019 Resolutions contained false allegations against Sri Lanka.
          In 2015, you, Ranil+Maithri co-sponsored a treacherous Resolution tabled by USA AGAINST Sri Lanka, completely disregarding people’s sentiments.
          There is stark difference between 2009 Resolution and the treacherous 2015 Resolution.
          Implementation of the 13A to the Constitution was not in Mahinda’s hands. He was stopped by entire citizenry who rose against 13A, the same way people resisted slave government’s attempt to introduce a Federal Constitution. Therefore, it is incorrect to state that 2014 Resolution was adopted as a result of non-implementation of 2009 Resolution.
          HRC’s Resolution in 2014 was instigated by international players who were after Mahinda’s pound of flesh for perishing LTTE and its barbarian leader.
          Sri Lanka was never cornered by any country. We were very much on their maps, that’s why US State Department granted estimated US$ 195 million (US$ 585 million divided by 3 countries; Sri Lanka, Burma, Nigeria) to Ranil and NGOs just to launch a smear campaign against Mahinda Rajapaksa to instill suspicion and dissension amongst his supporters.
          Sri Lanka’s participation in UN Peacekeeping Missions was commenced in 1960. Currently, Sri Lanka Army participates in 4 deployments. Out of that, 3 contingents were deployed by Mahinda’s government; 2 in 2010 (in Chad and Lebanon) and 1 in 2014 (South Sudan).
          Your slave government could be able to deploy only ONE contingent, i.e. in 2016 in Mali. Why? Because your slave government was under pressure from UNHRC and NGOs funded by LTTE diaspora as a result of accepting unsubstantiated allegations against our Military. You betrayed our Military. That is why UNHRC demanded an unnecessary, lengthy vetting process.
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          Contd’3/4

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          Contd’3/4
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          If you check Defence Ministry records, you will see that there was no deprivation of military-to-military cooperation.
          Besides, how could it be a deprivation for us?
          Our military defeated the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world at the time, with limited capacity of weaponry. As you seem to have selective amnesia, Mangala, it was other countries which came to Sri Lanka for joint ground and naval exercises so that they could learn about our unique military strategies, experience and national power in wiping out terrorism.
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          (para 6)
          Ha ha ha “the new Government managed to reassert Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and regain Sri Lanka’s independent right……” Even the dead will laugh at this.
          It is your government which sold Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and independence to mere bodies like UNHRC and foreign countries.
          Your government never won people’s confidence. People can’t stand your slave government. That is the truth.
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          (para 7, 8)
          Official Secrets Act is in place under national security to prohibit access and disclose of sensitive government information. The mandatory that has been given to OMP to question State Intelligence is a violation of the Constitution.
          As proved by its composition, the OMP is bias to the core. It is headed by an HR lawyer who still appears for LTTE terrorists for a fee, and 4 of its other Commissioners are HR activists who worked against the Military, prior to their appointments.
          As Wimal Weerawansa very correctly said in 2016, the OMP is a “Fake Charges Factory.”
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          Contd’4/4

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          Contd’4/4
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          (para 9-10-11-12)
          You are wrong, Mangala.
          Sri Lanka is a country that was plagued by terrorism for 34 years.
          We used military power to eradicate terrorism AS OUR LAST RESORT to stop LTTE’s killing spree in order to protect and uphold every citizen’s Right to Life, Liberty and Security (Article-3), Freedom from Torture, Cruelty or Crimes against Humanity (Article-5), and Freedom of Movement (Article-13) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
          The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED) is against our interests as Article 1:2 states that “No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification for enforced disappearance.”
          Even after 74 years, UN has failed to define “terrorism” which is totally unfair for countries that suffered due to scourge of terrorism. Therefore, ratifying ICPPED is TREASON.
          Moreover, between 2006 and 2010, there was a huge efflux of Tamils. Sri Lanka wasn’t able to get the statistics and identification of migrated Tamils. When the scenario is such, it is totally unfair to accuse our Military for disappearances, as it is highly likely those who claimed to be disappeared happily living abroad.
          How could you take Germany punishing an LTTE terrorist as an example to Universal Jurisdiction? Did you sign ICPPED to punish terrorists? If so, why didn’t your slave government go ahead and send a list of all LTTE terrorists to other governments, requesting them to use the Universal Jurisdiction against exiled terrorists?
          The truth is, you promised LTTE diaspora to punish our Military by ratifying ICPPED in order to get LTTE’s black money for your election campaign in 2015!
          You should be hanged for TREASON along with Ranil and Maithri!

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      We respect former President to have governed this country, but we are afraid, we loose our respect, if he come with prevarications when it comes to hold discussions on the serious issues about the country.
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      We cant live by spreading blatant lies on and on. Even falacies would not remain in the minds of very same grass eaters forever. People are being abused by Pro -Rajaakshe media institutions today.
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      The latest has been, the young RUGBY PLAYER, whose unexpected death was acknolwedged to be a murder – according to SRILANKEN JUIDICIARY. However, until the current rulers took the office, almost everything was made very same people to believe, that it was an vehicle accident by the deseased himself.
      :
      Now with all the EVIDENCES have been collected by the INVESTIGATION and for some unexplainable REASONS, the THADUDEEN case has reached to STALE MATE situation.
      All of sudden, former PRESIDENT has issued a new statement that the death was no means a murder but resulted from and brutal accident and the driver should have driven the car with the SPEED of 175 km/h even it ALMOST EVEN ANYONE WITH school knowledge would not ever trust the boy to have driven that far in that so narrow roads. However, the man made fantasy stories come and go to press, since they the brutal family is WELL AWARE of the fact, that INVESTIGAIONS have found them will be convicted for the murder.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQtzwOD_HS8

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    Dear Mangala Samarawera,

    Re: What Mahinda Says is False.

    Mahinda Rajapaksa is a known liar. So, what known liars say is generally false.

    Perhaps get some somebody to compile a List, the List of Mahinda Rajapaksa, and include All the False statements, Lies, Mahinda has uttered.

    MaRa MaRa ChaTu MaRa
    MaRa MaRa AmaNa MaRa
    MaRa MaRa DhushaNa MaRa
    MaRa MaRa HoRa MaRa.

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      Why don’t you tell us some of the lies that Mahinda said.
      I can tell you tons of lies that Ponil, hitang, mongal said.

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    Sri Lanka’s financially illiterate Finance Minister who is spinner of all trades and master of none, is an insult to the intelligence of all economists and the people of Lanka.
    Fact is that the UNHCR is a huge waste of time and resources and a distraction from much more urgent things like the Convention on Trade in Enndangered Species CITES conference also called the Washington Convention to tie up trade in knowts and loot the Indian Ocean resources that Sri Lanka is spending lavishly on.

    The US-UK human rights Endgame in Sri Lanka is setting up a US navel base in Trincomalee.
    The US and UK have been violating the Human Rights of Chagos Islanders and they should be held accountable at UNHRC by all Indian Ocean Countries.

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      DoDo, your name suits you well. Don’t you think it’s better to have a busy naval base providing security to the area which is already under Chinese invasions, instead of, for example, Hamugthota and Masttala?.

      “The US-UK human rights Endgame in Sri Lanka is setting up a US navel base in Trincomalee”

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    “International justice is activated when national justice fails to act.” Lots of big words here from Mangy baby!

    What lovely Tosh dished out to desperate Lankans who would love to see US citizen Gotabaya Rajapakse safely put away under US jurisdiction in a California Prison!

    And what happened to justice for Chagos Island people who were evicted by UK and US to set up the Diego Garcia Military base against which the UN’s highest court, the International Court of Justice ruled 3 weeks ago, just before Madam Sam Power sang hosannahs to Mangala at the BMICH?!!!

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    What Mahinda Says Is False – stating the obvious?

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    what MR & his bastard little 3 Sons are exact Mirror Image of SADDAM Hussein & His Sons…..MR thinks by So Called Ending the GREAT WAR dubbed Sri Lanka’s NATIONAL Problem—-Oops it’s Still Live & Kicking …He and Every SOB possess RAJAPAKSHA name is Entitled for to be Worshiped….. [Like GOD] rest of the Sinhala RACE [20.1 million of us] are SLAVED for these GREAT RAJAPAKSA DYNASTY……MR and his BREAD 3 f,,,ck Head SONS are in this Judgement….the fatal Flaw here where Does Gotabaya Fitts into this….this is the Great MORTAL failure every one does not see …Gotabaya is no Different from MR..that is the Bottom Line

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    Do you want us to believe that you are telling the truth? You are the spin doctor who fabricated all kinds of lies against Rajapakse family in 2015. Your dumb Government could not prove any of those things. So how can people in this country believe what you guys say.

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    All the prominent politicians can not perform because, it is the 1978, JRJ and Ronald Reagans’ Neo-Liberal Economy Program that Mangala Samaraweera is running. All Mahinda Rajapakse, Ranil and his gang was completing that Program. You paid $ 1.5 billion and took it back MCC money $ 1,5 billion via IMF. Everything you do is to make the country another Colony of the USa. Mahinda Rajapkse is a International community PARAIH beczause he is more towards the China. but, that is a lie. It is Yahapalana Stupid Foreign minister who tried to sell the Hambanthota to China because that is how MCC adviced you. I heard, you had EIGHT websites for anti-Rajapakse propganda. Mahinda Rajapakse also was Stupid and he was sourounded with all the professional corrupt. Otherwise, LEader who got 96 should be the govt PM and not the Party LEader who got only 42 Seats. Since 1978, Constitution is a FRAUD and it helps to propagate Parliament Corruptions and high handedness with the voters.
    Chillie was destroyed because of socialist Iiande. It is Reagon and MArgret thatcher Saved Pinochet too. You may not be buddhist as we do not hear you are not at least visitng buddhist temples. Anyway, what I say, after the death you will be in a Hell because Sri lankans do not deserve what you do.
    I see here, here, Nilan Fernando is writing. So, who will be taking the finalising the MCC program you or him.

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    Why should government representatives go to Geneva, if they have no confidence in them..

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    Why are the leaks from PCoI on SriLankan Airlines not mentioned by Mangala?
    MR makes special mention of how surprised the then British Defence Attaché in Sri Lanka Lieutenant Colonel Anton Gash, at the ‘controlled discipline’ of the Sri Lankan army and the solicitous manner in which they looked after the civilians who escaped from LTTE captivity. Is this a lie?
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    The Lankan Uniformed Services demand more of no-questions funds.
    Norachcholai power generation is off yet again. Ravi K implores Lankans to switch off two bulbs. He does not advise his mates to be off the a/c units.
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    MR has specialised the art of getting the rest off-guard. Mangala can you hear?

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    There is no doubt Mahinda is a fake patriotic who supported terrorism in 1989 and went to UN to sell Srilanka to western powers. When he pretended as a human rights activist during that period he used both Lasantha and Tissanajagam who are true human rights activists. When he cameto power one was murdered and other one was charged with fabricated evidencde and sentenced for 20 years. He paid bribe to LTTE to become President. He became friend of two terrorists one who was the arm dealer of LTTE and other who murdered 600 Sinhalese policeman and attacked Daladha maligawa were given ministerial post and diplomat status without any charge for their crimes.

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    Dr Ranil’s new Finance Minister reckons he only uses “Facts”..
    How Cool….

    I just finished watching the ex LTTE Leader giving a Press Conference on an old U Tube Clip ,
    Sitting with him were Dr Bala and his dear loved Missus, Adel.
    Has Adel being prosecuted for being an active Member and Leader of Mr Pirahaparan’s Women Soldiers?.
    Or has she been given -an Official Pardon from the Government where she is residing?.

    What about the Thousands of LTTE fighters who took residence in the West.?.
    When migrants send money to their relatives even, the Western Govts ask questions to find out whether any of that money is going to Terrorists.

    What happened to the Fund Raisers in the West ,who Financed Mr Pirahaparan’s Nitro GLycerine Imports, and paid the Wages of LTTE cadres who massacred thousands of women, gran mothers and children?

    I remember one of the ex LTTE financiers/ leaders promising USD 4 Billion to Dr Ranil and his Government in 2015.
    And this Finance Minister boasting about it, and promising to hold a Mega Exhibition to show case the Diaspora ,
    What happened?

    These are only a few facts that came across ..

    Finance Minster says he has done such a good job with the help of the West, which has been hugging him and his mate Dr Ranil to give everything .
    But can’t show anything which the West has done..
    Except buying Bonds from Aloysious perhaps..

    All I can find is the Economy has slumped to a 17 year low of with only 3 % Growth in 2018.
    And it has been slumping ever despite this Finance Minister agreeing to give UN and its Heavy Weights, a free hand to send Foreign Judges to Colombo to try the War Heroes….

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    All Ministers are competing to be the best of liars. It is like Shakespeare drama competition. The best performer wins, the prize are the spoils from cheating. Everybody know that the entire Ministers are liars and crooks sans few. Marketing the faults of other ministers and MP’s is always in the cards. First why not correct the mistakes that are being done by you? Then preach.

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    Like Sarath Weerasekera why cant MaRa go to Geneva and say his two-cents worth?. He can read out what GLP/ Dayan has written out for him. Tamara Kunanayagam will look after him like what she did in the late 80s/90s.Vasu also needs a break.

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    About the Report by United National High Commissioner for Human Rights:
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    The UNHCHR’s Report has proved that she is a corrupt official like many others in the UNHRC. Her report is an undue interference in general activities of a sovereign country.
    – Sri Lanka’s Constitution has nothing to do with human rights.
    – Internal government appointments have nothing to do with human rights.
    – The proposed Federal Constitution has nothing to do with human rights.
    – Constitutional Assembly has nothing to do with human rights.
    – The backfired Mannar cemetery digging where the age of skeletons goes back to 16th and 17th Centuries have nothing to do with human rights.
    – Counter-terrorism Act is a sovereign right for any country. UNHRC’s constant pressure for Sri Lankan government to abolish the current PTA is proof that UNHRC is run by LTTE diaspora.
    – The Universal Jurisdiction should be applied to LTTE terrorists.
    – Why current and previous UNHCsHR never talk about LTTE terrorism is a million black dollar question.
    It is pretty obvious that UNHCHR’s Report has been drafted by incorporating LTTE diaspora’s and Yasmin Sooka’s inputs.
    The United Kingdom which created a new animosity and distrust among Sinhalese and Tamils via their 2019 Resolution should explain the civilized world as to why they are so allergic to Lord Naseby’s Report?
    The answer is, it talks about the truth. The truth is allergic UNHCHR, UK, LTTE diaspora and Yasmin Sooka.

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    Suren Surendran said “Mangala came like a beggar begging for their support.
    Now he is paying for their services. But, Beggars usually don’t have to pay for the services they get. Surendran may be perhaps used the wrong word. Mangala must have gone like a slave begging for a slave-hood so that he can slave for the rest of his life for their support.

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