6 March, 2021

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UNP Has Gone To The Dogs, Nose-Biter MP Is A Racist Too

By Uvindu Kurukulasuriya –

Uvindu Kurukulasuriya

Dunesh Gankanda, a United National Party Member of Parliament from the Ratnapura District walked in to The Museum Club at the Galle Face Hotel around 1.30 am on Sunday with a friend, Capt. Senaka De Silva, a close aide of General Fonseka. Present at the night club was a Tamil businessman, N.V. Thivakaran, entertaining a group of foreign clients. Senaka knew Thivakaran and walked up to his table to say ‘hello’ and then introduced Dunesh. Diwakaran invited both to join his table. Dunesh initially made small talk and then broached  the topic of Raju Radha, ex-husband of Dunesh’s wife Kushani Nannayakara. She is the daughter of Capt. Nanayakkara and Mrs. Norma Nannayakara of Green Lanka Shipping Ltd. and has two children from her marriage to Raju.

Raju Radha, the son of the famous Indian actor M R Radha, is the owner of HRC Shipping and other businesses. His sister Radhika is also a popular Indian actress. Their mother is Sri Lankan.

When Diwakaran said he knew Raju well and Raju was a relative – out of the blue Dunesh lunged forward, bit Thivakaran’s nose and then disappeared into the crowd in the night club. Thivakaran was shocked and did not react at all. Bleeding profusely and in pain Thivakaran was rushed to the General Hospital, Colombo where doctors performed surgery on his nose. Later he got himself discharged from the General Hospital and admitted himself to the Nawaloka hospital where he underwent surgery that same  evening for a second time. Later he made a police complaint.

Senaka knew Diwakaran and walked up to his table to say ‘hello’ and then introduced Dunesh

This columnist talked to Shanil Nethicumara who was at the scene but he would not speak saying ‘both Dunesh and Thivakaran are his friends.’

Dunesh Gankanda who went into hiding to avoid arrest subsequently surrendered to the Colpetty Police on Monday through his lawyer. Later the Colombo Fort Magistrate has released Gankanda, who was produced before the court over the assault, on bail.

History Of Violence

Dunesh Gankanda has a history of violence when under the influence of alcohol. People who know him allege he assaulted his aunt, one member of Ministerial Security Division, one of his bodyguards, one female maid servant, etc. He threatened to assault his seventeen- and- a–half- year-old  step son two years ago and last month verbally assaulted his seventeen-and- a- half -year old step daughter, resulting in a possible legal issue between the Radha’s and the UNP MP.

A complaint was filed with the Police Women and Children’s Bureau for threatening physical abuse, verbal abuse and racial abuse on the under-age step son and step daughter in January 2010 at JAIC Hilton. Again verbal complaint was made to Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Singapore, Ferial Ashroff, regarding verbal abuse and racial abuse on the under-age step daughter on 24th April 2012 in Singapore.

A Racist  

This UNP law maker is not only a violent man, but a racist too. Talking with this columnist Dunesh’s step son Sooraj Radha said “Uncle Dunesh is not fit for politics, I’m half Sinhala and half Tamil, he calls me ‘Demala pakaya’ (Tamil Cunt ) He is a racist. He has never said sorry. He even abused my sister with ‘Sudda Sinhala filth’. Once I asked him to apologies, and he said I’m not going to say sorry to a ‘demala pakaya’”.

Now what? Talking to media, the Acting Leader John Amaratunga, the former Minister of Interior in charge of the Police, currently in charge of the UNP says ‘biting nose’ affair is a ‘private matter.’ How is it a private matter? Dunesh is a law maker and his behaviour is not a private matter. If this is the way Sri Lanka’s main opposition party thinks, we can say now that the UNP has gone to the dogs. Not because it’s MPs are biting people, but because of the attitude of its leaders to criminality. No responsible political party, especially one that as the main opposition is supposedly government in waiting, can take up a passion like that with regard to criminal behaviour of one of its MPs.

A Private Matter And MP Eric Joyce

UNP should learn something from the civilised world. Two month’s ago Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont said: “This is a man who has abused his position of power and authority. I’m disgusted, regardless of any other issues. I think this makes Eric Joyce unfit to stand for the Labour Party.”  She made these remarks after Falkirk MP Eric Joyce resigned from the Labour Party. He was fined for assaulting his colleagues in Strangers’ Bar at Westminster around 10.30 pm on February 22. Chief magistrate Howard Riddle said Joyce would have faced jail, with a maximum sentence of 26 weeks, had the matter gone to trial. Giving credit for Joyce’s early guilty plea to four charges of common assault, he handed him a 12-month community punishment instead. Joyce was also barred from all pubs for three months, banned from travelling abroad unless on Parliamentary business, and ordered to pay a £3,000 fine and £1,400 in compensation to his victims. The MP was also given a curfew.

In an interview with Sam Holden at the University of Bedfordshire, Joyce said: ‘Have I undermined my authority by fighting in a bar punching people? I might have done.’ In an another interview Joyce also admits feeling guilty at times that he hasn’t been a better role model for his children, who like to remind him: “Daddy’s not famous, he’s infamous.”

He regrets he’ll never fit in with the other MPs, and has great sadness that that he’s no longer a member of the Labour Party. He was forced to resign and apologise to parliament.

Joyce quit Labour before he was sacked. The Labour party said: “This shows why he is not fit to be an MP. “We launched moves to throw him out of the party within minutes of his conviction and he would have been expelled if he had not resigned.”

Of course, there are lots of ‘low levels ’sickening ‘Chandiyas’ in ruling party too. No action has ever been taken against them. Opposition law makers are screaming about that, but when it comes to them they say “it’s a private matter”. No need of any proof; that is the political culture the UNP is going to develop in Sri Lanka. If I’m wrong the UNP should expel Dunesh from the party and prove I’m wrong!

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    Wow, this version of this story is much better.
    Sunday Leader wanted to be nice to the UNP!!!

    http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/06/03/nose-biting-mp-is-a-serial-basher/

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      Indeed!

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        UNP should not give him nomination next time. He is a racist that is why he is with Sajith.

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          do what s right.resign with dignity.

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      Probably because the Sunday Leader is a national newspaper. Anyway, there is a powerful lesson UNP could learn from the British Labour party.That is, everytime they lose an election, their leader resigns giving way to a younger leader to re-organise the party.

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        There is another lesson. This Senaka is the right hand man of Fonseka and this article is heavily critical of people who associate Senaka. Simple logic explains why Fonseka got it all wrong. He had all the wrong people around him. All these guys Ranil, Fonseka and everybody else should know as somebody said, other people may be there to help us, teach us, guide us along our path, but the lesson to be learnt is always ours.

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    Donald being a Tamil, Has No Shame in Calling His Own People “Sakkli” in Public Forums !!!

    As I said Before, Donald Me Nahina Dehina Kale All U Need to Do is Go To Temple & Get Ready for Ur Next Journey, That is to Meet Animals Like Ur Sun Goat aka Big-Fat-Pig Who Died in the Nandikadal Lagoon !!!

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    Talking of PIGS why don’t you take a good look at the ladies and gentleman of this regime who are simply bursting at the seems. Unless you are blind, you can very well see who they are. Their stomachs and other parts of their anatomy are virtually ‘exploding’ and expanding.

    As for the next world I have lived my life that I will be always ready to meet my maker with a clear conscience.

    I am younger than the war criminal chief, and in much better health than all of them, without worries of cancer, over weight and other health hazards and fears.

    In any liberation struggle which has lasted as long as 30 years, there would be violence. But the number of Singhalese civilians who died in 30 years is 1:100 compared to the Tamils, and the Singhalese are 15 million compared to the 3 million Tamils which is a 5:1 ration.

    So if you look at the ratios considering the population, the Singhala casualties are absolutely negligible. The loss of property would be 10,000 to 1 or even greater. Indirect losses and loss of incomes are ten times more than the 10,000. There are 150,000 refugees in India, and 500,000 IDP’s in Sri Lanka alone. How many Singhalese are IDP’s and they receive whole lot of benefits from the GOSL.

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    Dear Uvindu, How can compare “Sudda and Wadda”?

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    I myself being a genuine UNPer and assuming what Uvindu has written is correct, this type of politicians must be chased away from the party. We don’t want barbarians as our representatives. His face-cut reminds me of a violent dog I have seen which used to bite the people. Anyway this half-canine MP does not seem to have encountered the ideal pray to test his teeth! He will soon have to consult the dentist, plastic or orthopedic surgeon for rehabilitation treatment! Until then good luck to him!

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    Well done Uvindu for exposing real political culture .

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    I’ve been sick & tired of the UNP for quite a while now, even though all the people from my maternal & paternal sides are strong UNPiers for many generations

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    Uvindu, Good exposure of UNP stalwarts..

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      This shows that UNP is not better than PA. Both are from same dirty mud!!

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    class charateristics..

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    as a mp of sri lanka ,he should know what is the humannity, and he dont know the politics
    what sem,

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      Please refer this guy for psychiatric treatment. John Amarathunge can arrange funding for medical bills through Sirikotha account.

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    Some UNPers comment as if they are going to commit suicide due to unacceptable actions of UNP stalwarts! They have complete freedom to do so if they so wish! But I suspect these are really the boot-lickers of MR regime who want to tarnish UNP even in their grave. The appalling corruption, plundering, inefficiency, wickedness, infamousness and unbearable stench of MR regime and their idiotic henchmen is so overwhelming that this nose-biter’s action is even not worth mentioning! UNP is the next government in Sri Lanka and every step should be taken to expel from the party rotten parasites like the nose-biter!

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    Well balanced article. There are lot of regional thugs like Dunesh Gankand in Sri Lanka Freedom Party and in United National Party. However, party leaders never take any action against them because of their financial power generated from black money and reciprocally run these parties.

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      Exactly, Bankrupt politics in Sri Lankan low level chandiyas.

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    ‘we can say now that the UNP has gone to the dogs. Not because it’s MPs are biting people, but because of the attitude of its leaders to criminality’ ABSOLUTELY YOU ARE RIGHT. what a pathetic statement was that from long John. YOu have written it beautifully, I hope RW would read this

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    thats all UNP needs at this stage – plonkers.

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    Fantastic article Uvindu. Long John has gone nuts. Nice way to solve conflicts. You have put it beaifully. Why dont you send a copy of this to Mr. Wickramasinghe, I am sure you got his mail ID.

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    This idiot should be brought to books and punish heavily . He is an uneducated man with no intelligence.People like that should not be in politics, they should be put behind bars and thrown the book away.

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    I think this is Sri Lankan culture and attitude

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    Why can’t we accept that there is no law in Srilanka other than those dictated by the dear leader like in North Korea.

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    SL the wonder of legalised unerworld !
    no wonder JVP LTTE revolt again

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    In Lanka……. shame is not a recognised word!!!!!

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    Interesting article to say the least. But this is Sri Lanka, and King Rajapakshe does what he wants. The SC is a joke at best. All puppets without one ounce of dignity or self respect. When you have a crook at the helm, you will find that people of similar ilk will always be around to cheer him/her on and get a piece of the pie. This is what is going on in Lanka. Grab whatever they can while the going is good. You need to be a crook and a thug in survive in Lanka.

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    Uvindu,
    Dont hold your breath. Such things happen only in othercountries.

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    All these political parties are the same. The UNP is as bad as the SLFP. As an old UNP-er, I am disgusted! I will not vote for this party – or for any other party.

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    Ainsley Abeywickreme, then why the fucking hell are you here writing comments? Go to a jungle and meditate to rid of your sorrow! All this is politics and nothing else. I will give you a clue. Don’t vote at the next election for nose-biters but good fellows! That way you can contribute to the UNP’s refinement!

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    Sampath, try to control your language when a restained comment os made. Or go for anger management classes! Do you not know to enter and maintain a civilised conversation? Your abuse is disgraceful.

    Ainsley, I agree with you. If there is no viable opposition, I will not vote next time at the election myself or will spoil my vote. This will be an effective protest.

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    This is SriLankan culture & attitude of our disrespectful scumbags whoever its the same.

    VERY SOON A CATASTROPHE IS GOING TO COME FOR ALL TO REPENT.

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    Hand him over to mervyn Silva please.

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    Chandra, Sorry, I withdraw part of my f…..g comment. I was carried away by anger seeing the fruitless comment.

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    Ainsley Abeywickreme, Chandra Goonewardene, Do you know the value of your vote? Do you know the struggles and agony people of the world have made and gone through to win franchise? Will you allow and accept a tyrannical maniac to replace franchise by a dictatorship which has already encroached half way through in Sri Lanka? I had to throw at you a filthy comment to awaken you from your slumber and withdrawal! Vote cancelling is not the solution to the problem because it is the last resort ordinary people have. If there are no suitable candidates to cast our vote for we have to work relentlessly to make our vote count. There must be political ethics, norms, proper behaviour, rules, checks and balances and we must voice our concerns. Whether you like it or not UNP is the next government. We must make every endeavor to send good people to parliament. Above all that we must strive hard to restore democracy and establish democratizing constitution without shortcomings and loopholes which are ample in the existing one. And why don’t you vote for UNP? Ranil is the best one we have at the moment. If he is not then can you name who is better? We have to convince and compel Ranil to expel nose-biters and the like!

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    @ Sampath, I am glad to see that you can control your anger, even belatedly.

    Please do not call my comment fruitless. Who are you to judge this? It is clear that you are an avid Ranil supporter. I have very little faith in Ranil being the next leader of the SL government. Maybe he will be all right as a Prime Minister of a Westminister style government but the problem is as to how he can achieve this when being such a terrible opposition leader? He is responsible more than MR for the plight that e are in.

    I have more confidence in Karu J – he may have left the party (every one s permitted one mistake in life) but he at least stood up for good governance and the 17th A.

    And about the right to vote – when all we have to vote for are these idiots, a protest vote of not voting for anyone is far better!

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