14 April, 2024

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‘We Cannot Find Conclusively That Zahran Was The Leader Of Thawheed Jamaath’, Long Hidden Malalgoda Report States 

A major controversy has broken out over the contents of the Vijith Malalgoda report on the Easter Sunday attacks commissioned by former President Maithripala Sirisena, that had been released by the Presidential Secretariat following an undertaking given before the Right to Information Commission last month. 

An information request filed by the Centre for Society and Religion (CSR) to the Presidential Secretariat on 8th February 2022 asking for a copy of the report had been refused on the basis that, ‘this would cause grave prejudice to the detection of crime or the prosecution of offenders.’ 

An appeal was filed by CSR to the RTIC on 3rd May 2022 with the Presidential Secretariat continuing in its refusal but later, consenting to release the report on 26th January 2023. 

Page 13 of the Malalgoda Report that was released states that, the committee, headed by a judge, had not found sufficient evidence to conclude conclusively that the dead suicide bomber Mohammed Zahran (Zahran Hashim) who is alleged to have ‘masterminded’ the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, was the brains behind the attacks. 

Speaking to the media soon after, CSR said that, this was evidence of what they had been saying all along, that another ‘grand force’ other than Zahran had been behind the strikes that killed hundreds including children praying in Easter Sunday services. No justice has been served for these attacks, they said, observing that the Malalgoda Report had not been given even to the members of the Parliamentary Select Committee investigating the Easter Sunday attacks.    

For years, controversy has raged regarding the so-called ‘mastermind’ behind the 2019 attacks that was a key factor leading to former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa being elected as President a year later on a nationalist and security wave that swept Sri Lanka. Though the Government said that National Thawheed Jamaath had ‘links’ to Al Quaida, the international islamist terror network, no evidence was found to substantiate that stand. 

Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church had repeatedly asked the political leadership to investigate claims that some members of the country’s intelligence services had been implicated in the attacks. The Church alleged however that, no attention had been paid to their complaints.      

Recently the Supreme Court imposed fines upon former President Maithripala Sirisena and his defence, intelligence and police officials for failure to carry out their constitutional duties to guarantee the security of the country.           

The CSR also stated that it had recieved only the executive summary of the report along with the recommendations. There is nothing about the witness testimonies or the investigations, CSR has alleged. It said that it will complain to the RTI Commission regarding the failure of the Presidential Secretariat to release the ‘full report.’

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  • 12
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    Cover Up. Political and Military coup. Where is Maha Sangha stands on Buddhism?

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      Sonic-Sonic, the CIA’s Internet Bot was the Master-mind of the Easter Sunday ISIS claimed attacks. This is in the Gazett as announced by moronic-moronic Harin Fernando and Manusha Nanayakkara also Bots of the Empire.. To understand this please read 2 books:
      1. The IS is US: the Shocking Truth Behind the Army of Terror
      2. Mullahs on the Mainframe
      It was this same internet bot who summoned Dinesh Shafter, Primary Material witness in the 2015 Bondscams organized by Ranil Rajapakse, Ravi, K, Kabir Hashim, Dr. Harsha De SIlva, Eran etc. to his death in Broad daylight. The assassins very likely STF operatives would have been killed too by now as dead men tell no Tales. This is what was done to the witnesses in Sainttumarudu, Batticaloa after the Easter Carnage too.

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    It is crystal clear Naster mind was Gota and his loyal in the intelligence service used Zaharan. Killing innocent people including children is nothing for Gota.
    He is a man who kills cold bloody people who surrender including child like Pirapaharans son.
    Gota and the whole family who were supporting him should be put in Galleface and should be stoned to death

  • 15
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    The mastermind behind the Easter bombing: Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He is a mass murderer and a thief!!

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      If the master mind is Gota, then those 6.9 million voters gave their full hearted support to murder those innocent civilians.

      • 10
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        Ajith,
        It is public secret that srilanken s in general promote criminals..
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        Best examples
        1) nothing yet against Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gota and Basil
        2) wimal, Gonthadipila, Johnsten, Aluthgamage, Rohitha, and the like bark yet today hurting further more.
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        3)How come Sirisena is out of a pr6yet today? Is there a law in action in this country?
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        🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

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        Ajith you know how dumb these Lankan locals are. They not only voted for a serial killer, but a thief and a racist. Give these idiots another chance and they will vote the Rajapaksas back to power. Lankans only care about what is in it for themselves. As long as they can score on a rice parcel and a bottle of cheap local arrack, they don’t give a damn what goes on in the country. All this aragalaya was all backed by some jokers who had money and sent the poor to shout. Where are they now? How did they manage to chase Gota out who is a serial killer, but couldn’t chase RW?

  • 11
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    It seems stupid for a terrorist leader to sacrifice himself as that would leave the organisation without a leader. It is the gullible brainwashed supporters who are the ‘martyrs’ for the cause. Anyway, the terrorist cell fizzled out after the bombing, innocent people died & the Muslims did not benefit, only the Rajapakses & their cronies did.

    Did God sacrifice his own faithful followers for the benefit of the Rajapakses?

    • 13
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      Raj,
      I hardly believe in gods.
      Karmic retribution is also a myth. If all is the truth, can Rajapaksas and Sirisena be away from their crime records? To everyone s eye Sirisena should be jailed long ago. Even before that MaRa should be jailed. All is clear to anyone with some sanity. But our people are born idiots. Media mafia is multiple time dangerous than drug mafia. 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

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        leelagemalli
        In my understanding of Buddhism, there is no almighty god & one’s destiny is defined by one’s Karma. Yet, in SL Buddhism, we ask favors from various other gods, including Hindu gods. Are we dumb or hypocrites to ask favors despite committing all sins under the sun & ‘bribing’ god with offerings?

        Although Karma maybe an explanation for some born privileged & others born in to poverty, as well as, windfalls or destitution, brought about by ‘fate’, I am not convinced from a rational perspective. However, I take comfort in Karma as these masterminds of corruption & those responsible for human misery are unlikely to face justice in this world.

        • 7
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          Dear RUK,
Thank you bro.
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I believe that we can attain higher states of mind if we continue to meditate according to the Dharma. Dharma is unfortunately the rarity in srilanken sinhala buddhism. SINNHALA buddhagama is more or less similar to hinduism. Those who bathe in stagnated rivers in India would never see it beyond, likewise, our stupid people callingn themselves sinhala buddhists would not respect the facts about anything.
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Other than that, licking the BO-TREE, kneeling in front of the robe wearing pinguttarayas, stupas and other physical structures is just idiotic act.
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That is something similar to those lads that follow back-showing troucers as a fashiion or women that display dicolte in their clothing.
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My wish is if our DHARMA could give a life to falling society. Many slogans said, we would build ” DHARMA RAJJYAA2 but ended up with lip services.
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SINHAL BUDDHAGAMA Monks should contribute more in that endevour rather than chasing after V-8 vehicle and other materialistic items
. They should be the masters for us the lay men so that we could learn more dharma through them. That is what I dont see in srilanken stagnatred sinhala buddhism.
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In the past, in medieval times, people believed that if any viral diseases were transmitted through living beings, it was caused by demons, ghosts and other unseen forces.

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            cont.
            INHAL BUDDHAGAMA Monks should contribute more in that endevour rather than chasing after V-8 vehicle and other materialistic items
            . They should be the masters for us the lay men so that we could learn more dharma through them. That is what I dont see in srilanken stagnatred sinhala buddhism.

            In the past, in medieval times, people believed that if any viral diseases were transmitted through living beings, it was caused by demons, ghosts and other unseen forces. There are predominant numbers of monks that still believe such stupid theories to the same frequency yet today.

            Now that at least some of the unknown thoughts have been removed by scientific ways of life, I now believe that human life is only a reaction like that of other creatures.

            I am a biochemist, a geneticist, a human biologist, I am forced to think like that, and can interpret others according to their way of thinking. I am not controlled by the “sadhu sadu effect” of the sufficiently educated Sinhala Buddhist monks. Sometimes, the shaolin monks and their spiritual practices can fascinate me or those who live with science.

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      Raj – UK, in an immoral country like Lanka any calamity (Covid) / catastrophe (Tsunami)/ man made tragedy (Easter) can be turned into political advantage, a rarely seen phenomena. I bet, God did not sacrifice anyone, but failed to take, cunningness of Rajapaksas into account.

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        There is no doubt A.Hole Sira and Rajapaksas were aware of the attack and intentionally let it happen. Rajapaksas were not in power, Pissu and RW were in power blah, blah are typical Lankan logic. ( Ranil claims he was not aware ) . Did Rajapaksas organize the plot , is yet to answered ( I doubt, but with Rajapaksas anything s possible). Yes 6.9 million immoral voters ,supported those murders. When voting, they were thinking only of harassing and insulting the Muslims (after Tamils ) more. When Muslims were attacked, when the dead were cremated, when their religious sites were attacked, when Dr. Shaffi was framed did, any SB, party or politician raise their voice ??????? If not for international bodies /countries and bankruptcy, Rajapaksas would have been unstoppable.

        • 7
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          Remember the call for Lankan Hitler to cleanse the Muslims (after Tamils ) so that they can return back to their racist vote base, claiming lifetime credit for creating “SB Lanka”, which none of their predecessors could in more than 75 years. When needed they will give life to Zaharan just like LTTE / VP for more Easter.

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        chiv
        You don’t become stinking rich by being benevolent & fair. You need a ruthless streak to exploit opportunity & an unfair advantage or lack of competition to be ‘successful’ in business today. Usually, such wealth is created on the backs of the less fortunate & the Oligarchs & the smaller cronies who live off the crumbs from their masters are abundantly found in SL. God is just an excuse.

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          R-UK
          Pretty good summary of how the wealthy West made its wealth.

          • 6
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            Jackass, that includes Xi, Putin and Rajapaksas.

            • 0
              7

              Congratulations, you have learned a new word.
              Check the meaning and it may describe you best.

              • 0
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                Have you done the checking?

          • 2
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            SJ, the west will continue to make money until the day the corrupt are elected as leaders of the 3rd world. If decent men and women take over, they will not be able to control them and they will be assassinated.

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              TftN
              The Imperialist West will keep making money out of us until the country is freed of its status as a neo-colony.
              Decent persons rarely get elected in systems dominated by money and media owned by the wealthy.
              Even if they are elected, what can they do without a sound political and economic programme?

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          “Usually, such wealth is created on the backs of the less fortunate & the Oligarchs & the smaller cronies who live off the crumbs from their masters are abundantly found in SL.”
          R-UK
          Nearly for the past 75 years so called left politicians in this island also running this commentry again and again and finally beame with the group of creating their own wealth from the same with West (USA) and East (China). How China made its wealth?

  • 2
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    Making someone the new mastermind of the crime comes easy to some, but it leaves out another key question.
    Who was responsible for suppressing the Indian intelligence reports?

    • 0
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      A discomforting question I guess.

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