21 September, 2018

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Wasim Thajudeen Was Murdered: Magistrate

The Colombo Additional Magistrate, Nishantha Pieris today ruled that rugby player Wasim Thajudeen was murdered, and ordered the Criminal Investigations Department to arrest the suspects in connection to his murder.

Wasim Thajudeen

Wasim Thajudeen

The Magistrate made the ruling after taking into account the facts submitted today including the mortem reports as well as the CCTV footage.

Two sons of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Namal, who is a Parliamentarian, and Yoshitha, who is currently in remand over a money laundering case at the Carlton Sports Network, are alleged to be involved in the incident. However, both have reportedly denied involvement.

Six suspects, including ‘Captain Tissa‘, the personal chauffer of former President Rajapaksa, who also served as a bodyguard to former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, and their sons, Namal and Yoshitha have been identified as a possible suspect by CID. ( By Munza Mushtaq © Colombo Telegraph)

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    Poor man! No life should be snuffed out like that in its prime.

    Whether his blood cries out for vengeance or not, it is important that Justice should be meted out to the murderers. And let me hope that by now people have learnt not to make inane comments like “first investigate this other thing” OR make racist remarks about Muslims.

    A life is a life, and if the murderers are people who were important once, let retribution fall all the more heavily so that it serves as a warning and a deterrant.

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      Dear Sri Lanka Police & Judiciary,

      Oh Baby! What took you so long?

      Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        “Oh Baby! What took you so long?”

        Probably police have two masters, one the present government and the other is whatever the residual from the past.

        Loyalty, obligation, fear ….. and future, are some factors all come into their mind.

      • 4
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        Better late than never.

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      No no… Prince Namal would not have done it. He vouched for his brother too. You see, they had wattalappm, biscuits and team from Wasim’s mother. It is all media beat up!

      Ha… Karma jumps out of the woodwork and bites! Is it Bakachandran’s ghost?

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      Sinhala_Man

      “The Colombo Additional Magistrate, Nishantha Pieris today ruled that rugby player Wasim Thajudeen was murdered, and ordered the Criminal Investigations Department to arrest the suspects in connection to his murder.”

      No surprise here. You cannot bring the life back.

      What the Law can do is apprehend the culprits and punish them according to the law.

    • 14
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      No one is above GOD ,no one is above LAW unless it’s JUNGLE LAW.
      Now we know we live in a country where justice prevails.

      How and why the BUDDHA WORSHIPPING THERAVADA BUDDHIST MARA PAKSHE FAMILY behaved as though it was all freeload for them to enjoy. Our country was their playground to steal ,murder , and lie.
      We know the first word the lawyers were taught to ” Deny” , that is exactly pseudo Lawyer Namal was told by his bogus tutors.
      He denies and denies until he’s put in jail. Simple as that.
      It appears that Namal Baba has lost his so called Law firm premises. What’s next??

      Keep on denying baby!!
      Karma is Bitch someone said??

      Curse of the innocent who were ordered to be killed by the powerful family is biting back. War, war ,blood , torture ,steal from others , The Mara’s were unstoppable at one time.
      Very good lesson for all Srilankans powerful or not powerful. Now kiss the dust.
      God is present everywhere. What ever religion we follow karma will catch up one day.
      Who can cheat that??

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        It appears that evidence is conclusive against the two sons of MR about their complicity. The order of the Colombo Additional Magistrate is very categorical. The arrest seems imminent and it will explode the lily whiteness of MARA rule.

        Let the brothers exist in neighbourly cells.

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      I hope someone would write up a novel to illustrate how the MaRa regime covered up this murder. Every branch of the state governance was involved in this cover up from the head of state, top civil servants, cabinet ministers, MPs, senior forensic medics, judiciary to the top police officers. I have no doubt this novel would be a best seller.

      CT can take up this project?!

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        On this forum, there is unanimity, except the paid Rajapaksa employee, “ballah”. My comment has got the highest approval rating merely because it was the first. Some have said it better.

        Yes, “Real Peace”, now comes the need for the next step, but let’s hope it doesn’t become necessary, and that this momentum is not dissipated. It will take some time to prove what we know to be the case in a court of law. We don’t want this to be ever seen as ONLY politically expedient.

        So, yes. We now have to watch the situation for a time, and thereafter, SOMEbody has to be creative enough to think of ways in which we can ensure that Wasim Thajudeen did not die in vain. Problem identified; half the work done on January 8th, 2015. The next quarter by the judicial process up to this point. We must ALL now prepare to administer the coup de grâce.

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          @ Sinhala-man
          You’re absolutely right except that Bhalla who keeps on barking of something and gets Edited out by CT.
          He should know that he’s in the MINORITY .
          Who is this dog anyway is it from Medamulana.???

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        I can do that. But let the culprits be named and punished.Then the book will have a real value.

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        read the novel “Kings and Assassins” by Visaka Chandrasekara

  • 48
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    The suspects must be tried without delay and let justice take its course.Bensen

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    colombo magistrate [Edited out]

    • 9
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      Chip ballah. Go and dig a hole in the ground and do it.

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        why don’t you clean it?

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          Balla is balla.It is genetically programmed for barking.

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          @Balla, I will send a stray dog exterminator soon to the tree where you lie around. He will put you out of misery.

  • 9
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    I can’t tell any thing. Because the case is investigate by the rules, and we’ll wait and see.

  • 34
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    Well, there will be tremendous pressure on Capt Tissa not to spill any beans.

    He should be kept isolated. Perhaps he can reveal all in exchange for a softer sentence.

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      There is every likelihood of Captan Tissa wherever he is hiding now like a rat of being bumped off as his evidence is would be incrimating, powerful and important against the prime suspects as to what motivated them to commit the foul deed.
      He cannot hide without the support of his benefactors even if he is now not in SL.
      How will the court ensure that no harm happens to him without the help of the SLG?

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        //There is every likelihood of Captan Tissa wherever he is hiding now like a rat of being bumped off as his evidence is would be incrimating, //

        It seems he is detained at Jaffna.

        He has no formal qualifications. He did not have to work, just drive the royal family and take care of whom the royals did nit like.

        I really hope the lawyers grilled him in the Court to find of what his qualifications are and how he got the postion.

        Well :) When a President can use a horse to sit his Law College examination, and the Prince sit for the exam with a compute and a mobile phone, I don’t think we have any moral right to ask such questions from a low rank soldier.

        CAPTAIN Tisssa, eh?

  • 25
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    so… when are the officials going to apprehend the murderers?

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      I cannot help being an old cynic here, but, this being Sri Lanka (a Land like NO other) now is the time for the main suspects to Keep Calm and let the Shape-Karaya’s sort things out. There are a lot of favours that have to be repaid and now is the time for calling them in.

      Of course, the right thing would be to get those who committed the murder, and for JUSTICE to be done. But if I were a betting man, I would thinking of all the UNSOLVED murders and disappearances and I will NOT be taking any bets.

      I hope I am wrong and JUSTICE is done……At last!

  • 24
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    It appears that all pleas and begging of MARA from MY3/Ranil has not served any purpose and rightly so. Well done, Yahapalanaya, let us let the rule of law take it’s course.

    Let this be a stern warning to present and future rulers that, they are not untouchable and answerable to the court of law.

    As one commented, this should not be looked into into a justice for a Muslim Blood, but an aspiring national treasure, stashed away from the prime of life.

    The murderers should pay the ultimate price for their crime, whether it be an ordinary citizen or a son of a ruler.

    Jayaweva to Yahapalanaya.

  • 14
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    surely the suspects are already known?

  • 7
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    Exactly who are the ‘suspects’.

  • 15
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    Power corrupts power and they snuffed out a life because he was a good rugger player who was giving them stiff competition.
    Hats of to the colombo magistrate ,Srilanka needs more men and women like him to bring Srilanka to the top in the
    Field of Justice. The world is watching and so is God the Judge of all the judges.

  • 7
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    “Wasim Thajudeen was a Murder” Magistrate.

    Who did not know that? I like to hear from that person.

  • 16
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    The murder of this fine young man should be the ACID TEST for the Police and the Attorney Generals Department.

    This is a golden chance for them to reestablish their standing in the eyes of the General Public.

  • 13
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    Will intellectuals like DJ & HLDM enlighten why any citizen is not above the sovereign law of Sri Lanka ?
    Both these two smart patriots always talk sovereign unitary status of Sri Lanka.

  • 0
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    [Will intellectuals like DJ & HLDM enlighten why any citizen is not above the sovereign law of Sri Lanka ?]

    Try getting some feathers from a tortoise or even from a flying pig and if your successful make this request again.

  • 7
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    So finally we have some kind of ruling, and unfortunately our fears have come true. Poor Wassim Thajudeen seems to have been brutally killed by some vicious people, and it was ruled an “accident”.

    Now let the wheels of justice turn, and those responsible arrested, and tried, in a court of law. The family and friends of young Thajudeen must be given the justice they seek, and anyone involved in this heinous crime if found guilty, must be given the harshest punishment. It does not matter who they are, how rich they are, how important they are, they should be made to pay for trying to get away with murder, and trying to cover it up.
    We must act like we are a land of laws of consequences. Thugs and killers should pay for their crimes.

  • 9
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    What a long wait for Justice to this young man and his Family….

    All an sundry Tissa , Anura Senanayake , and all who hid and fabricated evidence should be hauled and put Jail for the rest of their lives…. finally Karma is getting close Namal Prince and Yoshptha Prince….

    The day of reckoning is coming faster than they could imagine ……

  • 4
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    Wheels of justice are rolling slowly but surely.

  • 5
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    The current leaders of SL should lead by example. Namal and Yoshitha are prime suspects in this murder. They should be arrested immediately and charged. At least that fellow Yoshitha is in custody, but what about that fat faced Namal bugger? Catch that hood rat and charge him as well now.

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    Under the governance of Mathripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickramasinghe and CBK that all past evils and passed all types of killing will be under the an investigation which taken over by the Court of Law by order of UNP, TNA and JVP recommendation.

    The cowardice and hypocritical half-heartened UNP leadership of Ranil W… that characteristic of capitalism of neo-Liberal democracy take revenge from MR led forces. This all are political motivated act of vital interest of US UK and Indian big Bourgeoisies.

    That is how Thaujudeen case been in court of law.

    The democratic forces led by MR progressive alliance against that Tamil led Terrorist War; and will always struggle it unremittingly without however forgetting for the a moment that UNP led WAR can only be abolished only defeating LTTE Tamil terrorism and politics of TNA and JVP terrorism.

    UNP ruling class in power continues to exit War politics and Rule of Gun in different form since 2015 January 9th.

    That is hidden war politics of USA-CIA, UK and Indian RAW, back by UNP leadership between national democratic elements must distinguish between roles of progressive leader of MR and alliance and reactionary counter revolutionary bourgeoisies role of UNP of currant Sri Lankan politics survival today.

    In fact clearly shows us that court of law even so simple politics and plain an issue as that War and Peace of killing cannot properly be posed if the national antagonism of modern parliamentary democracy of UNP are lost sight of real facts overlook by MS led UNP administration.

    The UNP howsoever democratic or humanitarian it may be appear on Thujdeen case ,that defends first and foremost the interest of UNP ruling power that own class interest of so-called “social peace”.

    It objective Thujudeen case is suppression and disarmed of all national and democratic forces led by MR and alliance.

  • 2
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    Once an independent judiciary and defence (without political and religious involvement) is fully established like 35 years ago, cases like British brother Kuram and the Russian girl’s and many more to be reconsidered to establish justice to their family and proof the world that anyone can visit our country without any fear, then our tourist industry will flourish after the word of mouth spread all over the world. Still we can re-claim the name,Perl of Indian ocean. Now, even I avoid travel through srilankan airport to avoid unnecessary harassment by defence people because of my Tamil name. One more thing is, the corrupted and politicised Army to be removed to pre-war level from North to save our Tamil culture mainly cultural genocide of our youngsters by them. Still I remember the army monkeys looking into our road side house from their high trucks. Even Srisena is not immune from what happened to Rajeev Ghandi on the parade and that guy got promoted.

  • 3
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    Justice delayed will be justice denied. Anyway its not too late to catch all involved in this gruesome murder of star rugby player wasim Thajudeen.

    My heart bleeds.

  • 6
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    Wasim Thajudeen, a great man, a handsome man, loved by his family and friends, a great Thomian and a fantastic rugby player….his life was snapped away….his family has been through hell and such sadness…the nation now knows that he was murdered. May Justice prevail and those who masterminded this horrific killing be brought to book. May Sri Lanka shine in its judiciary and democracy once again.

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    It is patently clear to me that commentators here are anti-MR and already they have convicted Namal & Yoshitha Rajapakse.

    I am not a Rajapakse lackey but it seems all these comments are based on malice and pure hatred for the Rajapakses.

    @Senthil’s comment – ” Still I remember the army monkeys looking into our road side house from their high trucks.” gets approval though it is those Army and Security Forces personnel who fought the war to rid the country of the LTTE.

    It is not surprising that CT is a medium for those who want to break up Sri Lanka.

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      Max Headroom

      “It is patently clear to me that commentators here are anti-MR and already they have convicted Namal & Yoshitha Rajapakse.”

      Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Fonseka: ‘We will hang him’ for treason in an interview with Stephen Sakur (BBC).

      Here is the fun part, watch the clip:

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/
      programmes/hardtalk/8726150.stm

      By the way Gota recently stated that those who surrendered to armed forces were dead.

      Were there any innocent civilians?

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    “It is patently clear to me that commentators here are anti-MR and already they have convicted Namal & Yoshitha Rajapakse.”.

    This is called freedom of writing which is the backbone of democracy.. The bigotry that former regime practised and now you accuse the CT of being against are one and the same. They guaranteed impunity to those who abducted and killed many such perceived opponents with death. You can see it now as after Jan 8, 2015 no political killings are reported.

    If CT does not allow free press and print what the readers write then they will look for other free avenues. CT was founded by the journalists victimised by the former regime, I presume, for not accepting free laptops and interest free loans in return for favouritism in printing.

    You must get one think clear, if any Rajapakse’s son, or any soldier or a monk committed a crime he must be punished under the law of this land, otherwise, this country will become lawless jungle and it must have been in practise in primitive days before primates evolved into humans. A crime is a crime whoever commits.

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      SARO, your last paragraph needs commendation. I absolutely agree. We cannot have the Law of the jungle established here. We were half-way there already as was clearly shown by the Shirani Bandaranayake issue, and the Sarath Fonseka incarceration, the Raviraj murder (now being slowly revealed), and so many other cases including Ekneligoda.

      I am simply amazed that there are people such as Max Headroom still expounding such thoughts. That is democracy too, for despite the fools, the bigots and the uneducated also being allowed to voice their opinion, democracy is the finest form of government, despite its irritations.

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