24 April, 2018

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Video: Rajapaksa Siblings’ Rugby Thuggery Echoes Their Past

Although many political analysts claim that the Rajapaksa clan have taken a backward stance in the upcoming elections, the recent video sent by a Colombo Telegraph stringer at concluded rugby match played two days ago shows that they have not yet given up.

In a video footage captured after the concluded rugby encounter played between Navy SC and CH & FC, the Rajapaksa siblings are seen involved in a fisticuff altercation on the rugby field.

This shows that the Rajapaksa clan are not backwards in any way and will try to muscle their way around at any cost, an observer told Colombo Telegraph.

Four years ago the youngest Rajapaksa sibling Rohitha assaulted rugby referee Dimitri Gunasekara after the Police SC knocked out Navy SC in the 7 a side tournament, the side he had captained. Rohitha Rajapaksa got a way scot-free as the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union failed to conduct an inquiry into that incident nor reprimand him.

Violence in rugby and rivalry by players off the pitch too reached dizzy heights during the Rajapaksa regime era, which even resulted in the death of former Havelocks rugby player Wasim Thajudeen. (By Manisha Unantenne)

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  • 19
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    What I see in this video is Namal & Yoshitha trying to stop a fight & Colombo telegraph is not

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      Except the youngest, 2 others are criminals. MR should be made accoutable for all the high crimes, his sons have perpectrated.
      Their records are not overlooded by anyone. Rajapakshes offsprings have been misguided by their father, mother, uncle Gotta the most barbaric man of th enation and Basil the abusive as no go

    • 19
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      How many times, CT had been blocked by Rajapakshe adminstiration ?

      Today Derana or other media institutions make unncessary and less valued items as their headlines.
      Nothing seems to work on them.
      Even a fart would have left by Rajapakshe is being reported by Derana as the main headline.
      They have also reasons to do so. Hiru does the same until their most abusive brother is free from Welikada.

    • 25
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      It is the biggest mistake DONE by Sirisena led govt not to have given Rajapakshe crimes the priorty as pledged in election propaganda. RW to put the blame is wrong here since Executive prez is My3:

      Had his govt given the priorty to them, they should have been first to be jailed for their high crimes.
      Just to underestimate the high crimes including Thadjudeen murder is the biggest mistake ever a state has done.

      There, I think My3 is no clean – because his mediation protected criminals further.
      And the fact him to have make allies with former high corrupted men as his close ministers was the other factor.
      To put the blame on UNPers is no right.
      Just bond scam is not the only crime it occured but dozens of high crimes, that burried under the carpet should have to be focused by My3 led govt.

      ANyways, they have just let it go, Rajapashes mobilized again: This country will have the same consequence as had been the case in Mugabe s rule. No doubt about that.

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        Bond Scam Report is a “damp squib”, so says Lanka e News.
        Maithree might hold on to the Report and get Sirasa to go on the attacking spree against Ranil and UNP till the elections are over

    • 10
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      Kush

      Are you suggesting that the present government should have provided proper security to the brats by
      Assigning a couple of hundred STF men to guard them around the clock
      Allowing Namal’s young Blue Brigade thugs to reign on their opponents,
      Allowing their uncles military intelligence to arrange an accident involving motor vehicle?
      …..

      • 4
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        Native,

        I WISH YOU A HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

        I was taken aback since that EDWIN was against us all. Anyways, we must not any racists to abuse this forum.

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          Samuel Jayaweera

          Edwin Zoophilia is against himself , a practicing necrophilia, a self destructing doomsday machine operator. Forget about him.

          There are millions of other things to consider.

          Happy New Year.

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            NV
            Wish you a Very Happy New Year.
            Keep the Vedda flag flying high.

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              Uthungan

              Thanks
              Happy New Year to you as well.

    • 16
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      CT Wheren did you hide these pictures all these years??
      they are the WORST THUGS OF THE NATION.
      THE FATHER, MOTHER AND THE SIBLINGS OF THE FATHER THE DICTATORS AND the FAMILY MADE THESE UNRULY THUGS.
      Greed , Sex, and Free Money created these Monsters.
      Shame on the Buddha following Prents & Co.

    • 5
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      Some will see what they want to see, but what i can assure you by being there is that yoshita was very involved and was an instigator , he backed off on seeing it being filmed & raised his arms , to be honest namal didnt seem to be involved in the fisticuffs . cant say what was being said tough

  • 22
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    Rajapaksas have tasted power, blood and enormous robbed wealth, causing untold misery in the lives of millions of innocent poor people. SL people should plead with their deities for justice which is a pipe dream in the current SL system. These guys have enough wealth to buy the entire parliament and judiciary in the future, if no questions asked. Money and gold has been hidden with 1000 of their acquaintances to be unearthed in time. This Sajin Vas guy was taken/forced to sign papers ref. to those hidden wealth thus guaranteeing the return from 1000s of others, in-power or without power situation. People deserve the leaders they seek for. Hodata raban gaala kiribath bedanna. You will get more scums as leaders. MR personally killed two guys in south and ordered Jeyaraj Pulle killing because latter wrote MR’s law exam. Sons are fake lawyer, space scientist and naval officer. The rest is know history.
    At least open your eyes and mind, get all the election gifts/money distributed and vote for honest educated people or protest vote. Do not vote/walk/shout/pelapali around SLFP, UNP, or any scum. Don’t associate anyone doing the same, if you want good leaders 25 years down the road. At least save some dignity for your grand kids.
    Rajapaksas are exercising only 5% of power backed by their wealth now. Wait and see if chose to use 100% power backed by ill gotten wealth. Mother Lanka will weep and cry.

  • 18
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    No use from from writing these articles.both sira and rani protect the Rajapaksha family.

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      why RW to protect him ?

      why My3 to protect if the higher crimes made by MR are beyond all ethics and morals.

      Yesterday, Prez added, at the time, he as party secretary made clear about the ill practices being carried out by Pradeshiya saba men be avoid, former president loudly asked them to do them, without being caught. That was the nature of former Prez… he heartedly supported criminals. That is the reason why crimes rose up to the levels as no body s rule.

      All these should be made clear to the punnakku eating majority folks.

  • 11
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    The mentality was Mahinda Rajapakse wanted to be the Ferdinand Marcos in Asia and Chillian President in Sri lanka. He fked up. and now looking for forgiveness via SLPP. He blames Namal for every thing.

  • 11
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    I am not a Rajapaksha fan! but this is very poor journalism! Its after a hard fought rugger match! Rugby is a rough game and survival of the fittest is the winner! There are many flare-ups after rugby matches its only at the spur of the moment that this happens! Are you attempting to dig up Thajudeen for the election? Its time to either prove it or forget about it!

  • 10
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    Looks a bit of a scuffle as happens from time to time with rugby players.

  • 14
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    I love to see these so called thugs play a real game of rugby out of their comfort zone in Tonga, Samoa or Fiji then we will see these cry babies running like little chickens away from the rugby ball so they wont be tackled. Come to think of it they wouldn’t last a full game of rugby in New Zealand senior school boy game after one hit from school boy they will be in La la land for a week crying and calling for Appachi & Ammi.
    Hate to think if they ever come against a Black Fern in a game of rugby.

  • 6
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    This is a vile posting. There is nothing to indicate who was involved in the fraca. It oud be anyone. If the Rajapakses are targeted thay will certainly give back with interest. There was an associated clip about people not standing up for the national anthem. There is no second guessing as to who they are. All the fruits of YAHAPALANAYA.

  • 12
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    they are out on bail instead of in jail
    thanks to sira and ranil and our unique justice system

  • 5
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    Rugby is body-contact sport and is rough. There are strict rules to keep ‘roughness’ getting out of control. The game is supposed to imbibe control of bad temper.
    Players who use impunity they are used to outside the play venue to vent temper tantrums inside the venue are cowards at heart.
    Remind me again: Didn’t Wasim Thajudeen die in a car accident?

  • 6
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    Old Habits Die Hard.

  • 15
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    It’s a shame that these suspected Rajapakshe Thugs and murderers are allowed to roam the streets up until now.

    These suspects should have been arrested and kept in the cell until the Thajudeen murder was concluded, unfortunately even under yahapalanaya these suspected murderers are still on the prowl.

    It is proven in the public domain who killed Thajudeen and staged the murder as an accident. Even the officials in complicit in the murder are still out in the streets and no wonder these beasts are out in the public to continue their acts.

    Worst of all is the crowd who is going behind these beasts and even prepared to vote for these morons. They say blood is thicker than water and whose blood are in these moron’s bodies, it is none other than the blood of Mahinda Rajapakshe who shamelessly and inhumanly robbed the Tsunami money meant for the victims of a devastation. How more can you scoop down as a human being.

  • 3
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    They will govern again? Do you think

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      Despite their “painted smiles” for the camera these 3 are not saints. Instead of inspiring their generation to become useful and disciplined citizens they provide a model of thuggery and criminal behavior. They are leading in this type of criminal behavior that most off springs of current set of politicians indulge in, including the President’s. I cannot see clearly who is fighting or who is trying to be peace makers in this punch up but I hope CT has got it right before publishing Unatanne’s take.

      Incidentally why is Rocket Rohitha playing for Navy when he has not ever signed up as a seaman, or is this just a fad or mercernary behavior in SLK rugby circles? Could someone in the know explain for our information.

      Question to CT…. hope this item is not a smokescreen to camouflage the findings of Bond Scam commission’s findings! I am waiting to read what CT has got to say about it.

      • 8
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        Thrisu, you too have your own offsprings.

        How would you see it – had Rajapakshe father been clean, do you think this 3 young men would have ended up in crimes ?

        MR has destroyed not only his own family, but his power intoxication almost killed the gulliable in this country. Even today, those who go after his men are naive as no others.
        They dont care about the harm that MR administration has deliberately made. It is called, just caught by ” raella”. No matter even if your lovely ones would have been raped and murdered down, those grasseaters would support Rajapakshes.

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        thrishu

        Its alright let them have fun, free of any moral compunctions simply because their father, uncles, and rest of the clan taught the Demelas/Muslims a lesson they will not forget.

        Sirisena had done his best to dodge war crime investigation on the armed forces and saved Gota’s a**e from other charges. Let him also save Ranil/Arjuna. Being a Sinhala/Buddhist he is threading a middle, only middle path he knows.

  • 2
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    Rugger is a sport with bouts between individuals as part of the game in itself. After-fighting , and brawls with the referee may not be part of the rules, but such do occur even @ international games of

    As such, I do not envision the fact the Rajapakse siblings are are more “over doing” their roles as ex-players. This is just the way how the game of rugby is being played.

    I was the PTI in-charge of the rugby team of the University of Moratuwa in the late 1990’s when we played the Division II tournament @ that time. We used to lose by Cricket scores to teams like the the Havelock Bambaras and the Police xxx team. ( I may be confused withe the team names)

    It was all taken in good spirit, and we even traveled to Hatton to play the the Dimbulla Planters team then.

    Anyways, I just wanted to raise the point that being involved in Rugby is part of being in brawls , and as such these events should not be taken out-of-context.

    Cheers!

    Dharshana W, Ph.D.

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      Dharshana,

      Does this so called rugby brawls end up in murdering your opponent ? of course with ably assisted/protected by Mum, Dad, Uncle, DIG and also the GMO.

      This is where the problem lies, not in normal rugby brawls, which is understandable. I am sure you can put your Ph. D to better use.

    • 3
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      Dharshana W, Ph.D. ~ “……This is just the way the game…… is played……”.
      Policing involves a little bit of torture and so torture must be taken by the victim in good spirit!

  • 4
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    Dharshana,

    Does this so called rugby brawls end up in murdering your opponent ? of course with ably assisted/protected by Mum, Dad, Uncle, DIG and also the GMO.

    This is where the problem lies, not in normal rugby brawls, which is understandable. I am sure you can put your Ph. D to better use.

  • 7
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    It is clear on the video that Namal is trying stop a fight and not fighting. Why are you trying to bend the truth? Think that people won’t view the video. Shame on you

    • 3
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      Natalie Dunuwatte

      “It is clear on the video that Namal is trying stop a fight and not fighting.”

      Stop who from whom?

  • 6
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    The three Rajapaksa boys are far better than Maruwan Silva’s son Malaka and his alcoholic, sex and drug parties. If MR & SR were good parents ( which they are not ) they would have kept the boys away from politics and the tainted scum. At least the three take part in sports compared to the sons of the other politicos who do the opposite.
    Leave them alone and concentrate on far worse happenings taking place now and in the future to come.

    • 1
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      Murdered Rugby players a charactor is multiple times better than that of these 3 MR offpsrings.

  • 6
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    If the current administration is not capable of taking action on their past wrong-doings, partly RW & MY3 should also be blamed – This is a different story altogether I guess.

    A brawl at a game is not uncommon anywhere in the world including the countries where the players are better disciplined. So, these Rajapakses were players, they happened to involve in it.

    Why make a big fuzz, connect their past and politics into it?

  • 2
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    Pull ou Thajudeen from his grave once again give him a good dusting, and hope you can get some Muslimvotes in the L G elections. Then re-inter him. Keep on doing that and that will keep all those brainless twits happy.

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    Whether you pull out or bring back from the ashes the ones like DSS even, what works best among SL twits is a promise for more state sector jobs or promise for more benefits for state sector despite the fact that the country already has more than double the required size with inefficient poor performers who are well-known for counter-productivity of a country. At the eleventh hour, arrack bottles, lunch packets and free bus rides also do the trick.

    Getting Muslim votes? Relax some of the customs department regulations, let them bring in anything, including drugs to make money. And let then put up some food huts anywhere they can make money, and time to time on public gatherings, don’t forget to give some positive comments about dumb Muslims.

    Tamil votes? We knew that even SF was their favorite when competing with MR. Maintain it please..

  • 3
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    Assholes here. All they were doing was to stop a fisticuff.

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      CocaCola

      “Assholes here. All they were doing was to stop a fisticuff.”

      Beg your pardon, you mean Assholes were trying to stop fisticuff among themselves.
      Tickety-boo.

  • 6
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    It seems CT wrote the article without watching the video clip!!!
    Sri Lankan journalism!!!!!!

  • 2
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    CT I don’t think you should do this kind of journalism as your credibility is lost! Please report the truth and nothing but the truth at any cost! Yes! We are all against the wrong doings of MR but we should not stoop to his level!

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    CH & FC wud have won more matches, had they not allowed this idiot to be on the CH & FC Team.
    Greedy for money….

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