22 May, 2019

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What You Need To Know About Ahimsa’s Case Against Gotabaya

The daughter of Sunday Leader murdered Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, Ahimsa filed action against Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the courts of Los Angeles, California on 7th April requesting a Jury trial and compensation. 

Wickrematunge v. Rajapaksa Why was a complaint filed?

Ahimsa Wickrematunge has been seeking accountability for her father’s murder for over ten years. Despite the hard work of the investigating authorities in Sri Lanka, there have still been no charges filed against those responsible for Lasantha’s death. For these reasons, Ahimsa and the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) decided to bring this civil suit in the United States. Even though the suit will not result in any jail time, it is an opportunity for Ahimsa to have her father’s case heard in a court of law, and to have an impartial judge rule on Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s liability for his murder.

Where was the complaint filed?

The complaint was filed in Los Angeles, California before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Was defendant served with the papers?

Yes, the defendant was personally served on April 7, 2019 in Montrose, California (within Los Angeles County). Service was performed by a private investigator from Ideal Investigations, with support from the Mintz Group.

What are the issues raised in the complaint?

The complaint alleges that Gotabaya Rajapaksa was involved in the extrajudicial killing of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge as well as the widespread and systematic targeting of other journalists perceived to be critical of the Rajapaksa government.

What laws are referenced/What is the legal framework for such a complaint?

The case brings civil claims under two federal statutes: the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) and the Alien Tort Statute (ATS).

The TVPA, passed in 1991, allows U.S. federal courts to hear claims against individuals who, acting under the actual or apparent authority of a foreign nation, committed torture or
extrajudicial killing. Under the TVPA, both U.S. citizens and non-citizens may file suit. The perpetrator must be served with the lawsuit while they are present in the U.S. in order for a court to have jurisdiction over the individual.

The ATS, passed in 1789, allows foreign victims of international human rights abuses to sue the perpetrators in U.S. federal courts for violations of customary international law. U.S. courts have applied this law to hear claims involving crimes against humanity, torture, extrajudicial killing, war crimes, and other serious human rights violations.

Neither of these laws require U.S. nationality to pursue a claim. However, the Defendant must be within the jurisdiction of the U.S. for a case to be initiated.

What is the defendant’s obligation now?

The defendant has three weeks from the time of service to respond to our complaint, by either affirming or denying the facts we allege or by filing a motion to dismiss. If he does not respond, the case can still proceed without him, and the court will assess the strength of our claims against him.

What is the legal process in such a case?

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has now been served and is therefore put on notice about the case. He must respond to the complaint and may obtain a lawyer to represent him in court. Should the case continue, both parties will have an opportunity to depose witnesses and obtain evidence from one another. The case may eventually go to trial, and the plaintiff will be required to prove the case before a judge or jury through the testimony of our client, witnesses, and experts in court.

Will there be criminal sanctions?

If the judge or jury determines that Gotabaya Rajapaksa was indeed responsible for the crimes in the complaint, the case will result in monetary damages. Unlike a criminal case, it will not result in any jail time. However, we hope that our case, if successful, will support the criminal investigation in Sri Lanka and eventually lead to criminal accountability.

Will this case prevent justice being pursued in the Sri Lankan courts?

We fully support the need for fair and independent prosecutions of attacks against journalists in Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, such cases have not yet materialized. If and when such prosecutions become viable in Sri Lanka, our case will not prevent these cases from moving forward. Instead, our hope is that our case will serve to support the ongoing investigations and future prosecutions of the attacks on Lasantha, Keith Noyahr, and other persecuted journalists.

Are there any similar cases filed in the United States that have provided justice for victims?

CJA has successfully brought a number of cases in U.S. courts seeking justice for human rights abuses that occurred in Bosnia, Chile, China, El Salvador, and Somalia, to name a few examples. The following are two examples of recent victories:

In 2012, a U.S. court awarded Somali torture survivors $21 million against General Mohammed Ali Samantar, Somalia’s former prime minister and minister of defense. Samantar had presided over countless killings and torture of civilians in the 1980s. The case was the first to ever hold a Somali official accountable for human rights crimes committed under the Siad Barré regime. It also established the precedent that foreign officials cannot claim immunity for acts of torture, extrajudicial killing, or other universally recognized human rights violations.

In 2016, a jury found Lieutenant Pedro Barrientos Nuñez responsible for the murder of Chilean singer Victor Jara and awarded Jara’s family $28 million. In 1973, Jara, famous for his outspoken messages on social equality, was tortured and murdered along with hundreds of others by the military under the Pinochet regime. Former soldiers finally broke their silence in 2009, and a number of officials were indicted in Chile. However, because Barrientos had moved to the U.S., the Chilean courts could not reach him. The decision in CJA’s case, along with the prosecutions in Chile, have finally provided judicial acknowledgement of the government’s role in his murder.

Who is CJA?

The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) is a San Francisco-based human rights legal organization dedicated to deterring torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other severe human rights abuses around the world through innovative litigation, policy and transitional justice strategies that strengthen the global net of accountability. CJA partners with victims and survivors in pursuit of truth, justice, and redress, and has successfully brought cases against a former Minister of Defense of Somalia’s Siad Barre regime, the military officer responsible for the assassination of Chilean activist and singer Victor Jara, and Syria’s Assad regime for its targeted killing of war correspondent Marie Colvin. Visit www.cja.org.

To read the complaint click here

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    It’s stale

    People aren’t interested.

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      Was there a message to China in the attacks on selected hotels?
      The first and most important Economic Asset and target was the newest and brightest -Chinese owned Shangri La. However, Indian Owned Taj Hotel that is right next to Shangri La was not touched, but Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand in that sea-front hotel strip, both owned by Sri Lankan groups were bombed.
      Long suffering Sri Lankan citizens, cursed with corrupt politcians that is in the Washington consensus-Euro-bond debt trap must now go begging bowl in hand to seek DEBT CANCELLATION… and so the terrorism war, peace and debt trap circus goes on

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    Dear Mr. Gotabhaya As secretory of defense your effort to free Lanken entire society from fear of LTTE carnage & brutalities succeeded but some general public while enjoying freedom given to them trying hard to defame you quoting some incidents occurred during that period.We know you are not responsible for these incidents but jealousy of few politicians & their supporters still carry those incidents on their heads to prevent you entering into Lanken politics. This perticular Incident is a classical example. But Majority of Sinhalese know the truth. please go ahead majority of sinhalese need your service again. They are eagerly awaiting.

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      Ranjith,
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      Just tell us how he made effort to free lanken entire society FROM FEAR OF ltter?

      BP Gotabaya had nothing in head than doing any ODD JOBs to survive while being in the US for the period of 15 long years.
      .
      Just because his brother offered him the Defence Secretary position, you guys are made to believe that it was his greatmediation leberated terror from the country. What BS you guys have been bubbling here ? You guys no better to the ones that mix the RAIN BOWs up with that of BUDDHA’s radiation in Somawathiya Dagaba.
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      You guys and your stupid mind set would ONLY let stupid politicians to ruin this country on and on.
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      We need the JUSTICE being served to those whose fathers and brothers got killed LET ALONE in the post war period/ and including the period that the war was almost gone… out of its heights.

      Ranjith, how you educate your kith and kin so long your brain would be no different to the stupid people … whose have now been brainwashed for Rajapakshe political survival ?
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      I have no doubt, if this bugger Gotler would have been elected by the GRASS EATERs, there will be human flesh and bones, in every supermarket as CONSUMER food. Gotabaya and his men are that brutal. I wish all the forces to work on the bugger et al be punished them to the maximum FOR all the high crimes they deliberately perpetrated during MR reign. Stupid people are innocient and their votes are grabed by feeding them with blatant lies.

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        Dear friend nobody can forget period since early eighties to 2009. Now you may talk loud. defame people. you must be hard-core UNPer. what your idiot doing now ??? Did before 2005 ???? do not forget history friend, I am for GOTA . He may change the country for all citizen to have better life. You like it or not most of the Sinhalese think so. May be Minorities may against him. like LTTE & ISIS sympathizers but our concern is our mother land. Safety of people & it success in every fields..

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          Not just you only, but whole lot of grass eaters would feel that GOTA the most abusive massmurderer liberated us from Ltters. But those who have been out of the country but be hearted with lanken war related issues, are well aware of the facts how it became to close to Ltters and what multifactorial grounds converged in getting LTTErs defeated by mid of 2009. Even my domestic pet would know how it had then been with LTTE supporters in Europe. Local press was manipulated by pro-Rajaakshe media men and painted the picture in favour of them and their political survivial. Today, as if any one with no brains would react, even some men with degrees are made to believe, … great GOTA was the saviour. How on earth, could a man who had then been struggling to keep head above the water, not being able to afford his refugeee life in the STATEs, be that magical to be the saviour ? Why not the real man … real hero of th enation… none other than General SAFATH FONSEKA be held as SUPER hero of the nation ? It is the falsified propaganda spread by Rajapakshe rascals… made it like that.
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          Believe or not the truth is by 2006, late Mr Kadirgamar and his indispensible diplomatic handlings were able to get LTTE actitivies banned not only in India but also entire Europe, America, Canada, Australia and almost everywhere their mobilisations were heard. That was through proper diplomatic services delivered by then external affairs led by Mr Kadirgamar. Entire world commended and made hopes about a peace end towards the ethnic issues fought not just since 2005 but for decades. Each and every govt did their best, to achieve a peace deal with LTTEs. CBK lost her eyesand achieved lot more during her govt.

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            Banning politically ,Defeating military strength and wiping out is different, different & different scenarios.Political leadership or political leaderships at that periods contributed immensely. CBK’s or Kadiragamer’s effort did not solve immediate issues faced by general public in their day to day activities in entire country. Rights to live till natural death right was violated in everywhere.Few journalists as well as the other professionals took advantage of it for their advantages to earn quick money or to earn quick fame out of that situations. Subject journalist was number one on that regard I suppose. I do not know the amount of wealth he earned but general feeling among general public was that he was a double agent. working for benefits of both sections . that may be the reason for his early departure from earth.Any nationalistic movement mighty be responsible for it. May be few crooks took advantage. That does not mean then defense secretory was responsible for it. There were police force to look after security of general public. Yes IGP can not put one policeman each behind every citizen but security of general public vested on IGP and his force shoulders. You can not sue defense secretory for Police force lapses.

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              Ranjit sparrow,
              What military victory are you talking about?
              The Tigers had 30000 cadres max. Against 300000 government forces. Tigers had two small planes against dozens of modern jets. They had a couple of captured tanks against dozens of APC and tanks
              My advice to you is to stop talking about this Sinhala “victory”. Unless you want to advertise Sinhala cowardice.

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                Thanks Meeachchi. THese men are brainwashed by their propaganda machines as if exile Gotler would have been the giant hero of the nation. How come the bugger, kept away from the country for a period of 15 years. Meaning 365 x 15 days, at the time the country needed his support. He had been trained by lanken army to fight for the war, not to leave for seeking greener pastures.
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                Ask Gotler to come with constructive arguments as to why his so called melting heart being that patriot, nevertheless allowed him leave for the STATE.
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                We have got whole lot of evidences to prove how poor he had then been in the states, not being able to keep his head above the water. Sarath Fonseka was then a good colleague of him, had paid a visit to GR, and there GR had revealed him how miserable his begining in the US had been.
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                All in all, now he has become a wealthy man, thanks to his brother MR politics – allow anyone to loot the state as much as they could Not even records were found whenever huge loans were taken by repeating it was for the development projects. Today, poor lankens are caught by CHINESE debt trap alike to those afro tribal leaders of Rajapakshe calibre.
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                We are today, become number one example for the world to show, … a country who got lost by being caught by chinese HUGE loan trap.
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                Rajapakhe had BRAINS to fill up their pockets. Those are not just lies, that the buggers have filled accounts in dubai or anywhere they thought were right…. time will show you guys, it took that long some leaders to get caught… now only 4 years past since the investigations initiated…. time will surely reveal lot more… I have no doubt abou tthat…

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              read my comment about Kadigarmar

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            most Sinhalese are grass eaters. ask former prez kumarutunga and Gota or former prez Rajapakse to see if they will ever tell the truth. Israel got rid of Tigers for good or bad that’s the fact.
            Mr Kadirgamar was promoted by British. British carried out deadly tigers attack in Colombo in order to force CBK to give a Tamil foreign minister. Here is evidence. British told CBK ‘if you give a Tamil foreign minister job, we will help you with fighting tigers.” What is trick behind this is to promote him as a hero. British used these extortionist bribery system throughout colonial period and throughout war period to promote fake Tamil into Sinhalese as hero’s to get to Tamil Tigers flood into Colombo. And Sinhalese grass eating Modayas fall into this trick and built a conference hall for him. British have repeated experienced directing Singhalese Modayas to swallow their tricks.
            Here is another trick why they choose SLFP? Singhalese gave Mr Banda a Singhalese name after he was killed, SFLP took bribed from China and build conference for him.
            One another British trick; they order Tamil
            Tigers to kill Tamil named Jayaraj in order to bribe Sinhalese to get his wife to become president of Sri lanka.
            And now let’s go straight to Gota case. British chose to end war during Gota period because he and his family have all qualities what British are looking for. excellent example is here. Gota brother in law is Tamil, all of them are Malays brought by British, and all of them are Christian.
            And leave you with one more example of British extortionist bribery trick. British have had long connection to Mr., and Mrs. Bandaranayke’s and CBK. most connection to them came from Sri lanka extremist section of Muslim who had excellent connection to Bandaranayke’s family.

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              Jayt ,

              There are clear and visible proofs that India , Pakistan and China
              had greater interests in dealing with Srilankan Tamil and Sinhala
              issue that had developed into a guerrilla warfare . India played it
              quite direct , it is a known secret and guerrillas heavily depended
              upon TN moral support and so the war was not purely a local product
              to produce WAR HEROES LIKE MARA AND GORA . They are still
              sharpening the foolishness of the majority with the non-existed war!
              China and India took advantage of it and of course the West was
              watching from distance with an eye on their bank balance ! My point
              here is to remind you that India and China shouldn’t be ignored on any
              sum up of the Tamil Sinhala issue .

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                what you are telling is completely true, but can we find brave Sinhalese to form an united front to sit down and calmly write down an excellent military plan to defend Sri lanka and keep all foreigners out.? I know about vast majority of Sinhalese who born with negative ideas plus they have false pride which has been promoted certain leaders in SL to stay in power.
                And without any doubt they are not genuine Sinhalese nor Sinhalese Buddhists. So by year by year, month by month, as I have been experiencing and realizing that most Sinhalese uneducated, unpatriotic, so still why I kept going after an illation? It is because I have undying patriotism in me that no Singhalese on earth have it. It was very hard to kick out my pride despite I know that I am destroying personal life for nothing. For example, If I work for Pakistanis, or if I work for Arabs, or if I work for Jews, they will not be able measure my worth because they know how much patriotism is worth.

                When I heard government ministers and their sons are steeling and enjoy life to the fullest,, I began to question myself, am I supper idiot to waste my life to defend a country ruled by crooks & criminals?
                Also, my suggestion to anybody. be independent. do vote, but, don’t be attached. And any country offer to build a conference hall, refuse it straight bribe. Japan case of offering a parliament building to the name of former Prez could a be a genuine interest of honor., local crooks & criminal uses it create bribery votes banks and to promote family dictatorships.

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          Let’s say Gota played a big role in defeating the LTTE and thereby protecting many lives. Does this mean he has a licence to kill anyone he who exposes his corrupt deals? If your mom or your child were killed by Gota would you say ‘that’s OK, Gota freed us so what is all this fuss about this little murder?

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          Save Sinhala Buddhist innocent youth from the serial killer.

          I invite Sinhala modayas to look at the number of Sinhala innocents killed by him. At least 60. Over 44 of them killed after 2009.

          Being Sinhala is not a licence to be a modaya. Stop supporting a serial killer who left the army claiming “PTSD” to become the president and kill tens of thousands of you.

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        Ranjit sparrow,
        How can an US citizen be a patriot?
        Also how can an immigrant from Kochi like you talk about patriotism? Even my pet pooch (whose name is Ranji and whose English is as good as yours) has a longer ancestry in this island than you . See, Ranji is wagging his tail when I mention you.

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      Ranjith,

      The killing of a Sinhalese journalist has nothing to do with the wiping out of the LTTE.

      I am not saying Gotabhaya did it. But whoever did it should be brought to justice. I don’t like this fella Lasantha who concocts lies to make a living. But that doesn’t mean he deserves to be executed.

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        Disgusting Shamal Perera,
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        Writing on this same article, on the previous page, you’ve had this to say”
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        “Navin,

        It’s very sad that this girl lost her Father at such a young age. A daughter’s most favored person in this world is her Father and it’s tragedy that it was taken away from her and she had to grow up without a Father.”
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        I believe you when you say that you studied at the same school as I did. I’m sorry that we seem to occasionally produce such disgusting specimens as you. Don’t you remember my telling you so, perverted racist? That was when you tried to impress readers by dropping the names of two “walawwas”. “Dunuwila” was one, the other, was it Pilimatalawe?
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        May God forgive the Sinhalese “race” for having engendered such worms as you!

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        Hey our Rapist Army man, Front Admirable,

        It is not this girl brought down Old Brother Prince; Neither CJA or M/s Sooka. It is the Old Royals fed him with Aappa. This just another story of Ehelepola captured the Kandy King and handed over him personally to British troops. Well, this is more than that. Britain wanted the king captured that time. They, in fact, tried couple of times on Kandy Kingdom and lost. But America did not ask this, at this time. It is the Lankawe embassy (LA Consulate) did it with Old Royals.

        There is very good chance that US court would not let the case sleep. This is coup of Old Royals with in them. He just bluffing that he left everything with his lawyers. It is not that simple. Old Brother Prince will have to struggle hard to maneuver out of this.

        After toppling Old Brother Prince with a coup, now Old King is saying that he will not go for illegal methods (coup) to topple Ranil. Anything Old King talk does for the Modayas. Neither I nor you can fix these IQ 79 Sinhala Buddhist Modayas. Old King has restarted to look for a new candidate to EP election. The good about for him is now Old King has saved his MP position from New King. If Old Brother Prince had launch a full-fledged campaign for EP candidacy, New King would have fired Old King from SLFP. CBK might have become the assistant or deputy president of SLFP. Old King gave a Sidney Cartoons’ head to guillotine and has saved his stomach.

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          Hay, Kandy was ruled by kallothony who was produced by Singhalese traitors. what Ehelepola attempt was to restore Singhalese kingdom and he was desperate for help because kandy was under siege. so he went to wrong group-British and felt into British tricks . don’t twist stories. By the way will have international connection to find out Tamil tigers spies or their western supporters who making comments on these websites under deferent names

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            Jayt,

            ” Kandy was ruled by kallothony “ Man tell a date and year in the history of Ceylon that you was not ruled by a South Indian Prince or General Kallathoni. So to steal the Kallathoni’s Kingdom, Ehelepola surrendered to Vellai Thoni? Man that is not that sad because even after the freedom from Kallathonies and Vellai Thonies ruled you, you are being ruled by Telugu Pandarams(Banda) lived in Thanjavur.

            I understand until April 18th only one bed was vacant in Angoda after New King was given a luxury bed in Presidential Palace. From 19th, it is two? Which is your mansion Jayt?

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        Rtd. Lt. Reginald Shamal Perera / April 17, 2019

        You the self proclaimed big mouth, could kindly reveal lot more about the inside of Gotler’s untold stories. Sinc e you have been a refugee in Canada, I dont think you would get any kinda of problem today.
        Just being part of cover up mission, you would not do any good the the nation Mr.

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        but he was of many Singhalese who were agents to tigers and western countries

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          Man, JVP is saying they know the Old Royal person who was behind the Ahimsa case against Old Brother prince? They say as per Mahavamsa, always one Sinhala King killed another one to come to power. That is what the situation within Old Royals too. If that name has already appeared in any Sinhala Media can one of you bring it to CT in English?

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      Ranjith (SPARROW),
      “the majority of Sinhalese need your service again”
      True. Given below are a few:
      1. Steal from impoverished SL taxpayers to build your parents’ memorial. Offer to repay in a desperate effort to avoid jail time.
      2. White-van opponents, brutally assault them, break their limbs, torture them, drown them in the sea, make them disappear.
      3. Buy MIGS for SLAF. Steal from the deal. Kill any reporter who dares to expose.
      4. Award utterly lucrative security contracts to private mercenaries like Avant Garde.
      5. Massacre unruly prisoners in broad daylight. Use the opportunity to kill in cold blood any potential risky witnesses, who might be among the prison population.
      6. Work your contacts to desert the Military at the height of the war against the LTTE. Return 11 years later when your bro becomes President. Then pretend to run the war from a luxurious HQ in Colombo. Claim all the credit for victory while the General who actually ran the war gets wounded 3-4 times in battle. Imprison the General in a Kangaroo military court.
      7. Sell prime real estate to China on a free-hold basis. Take fat commissions. Claim to be the only guardian of the motherland. Fool the people.
      7. Treat the whole of Sri Lanka like your private fiefdom.
      Cheers!
      PS: What’s the service do you miss the most Ranjith SPARROW?

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        Ben Hurling

        Bravo.
        Ben for president.

        By the way you missed an important part of his role as a member of 6 man hit squad between 1987 and 1991, and as an unashamed top member of Sinhala/Buddhist Fascist elected Junta in the war against North and East.

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          Ben Hurling, Where have you been when infamous Batalanda Massacre was hapenning.

          Also, go and read report of the Batalanda Commission for you to understand despicab;e attrocities which has been committed under the direction of Ranil Wickramasighe.

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        He was out of office for 4 years. His opponents were in power. If your allegations are correct your pet politicians or officials in your pet regime could have punished him.But last movement filed case against special court when news spread his possible candidacy for presidential election. That means things speculated here by you only the rumors.2015 election slogans was same still repeating. Do you think general public are fools to accept them. Dual citizenship issue is being solved. How many TNA MPs in parliament now ??? Any investigations ???? No as they are supporters. card played with 19th amendment with Dual citizenship issue is failure. now repeating same thing like 2015 Jan. presidential election. 7 points you mentioned herd in stages as well as every media at that time. No actions yet. back fired I suppose. Nowadays people are not like hair tied Chinese. They may take correct decision. Nobody can prevent it I suppose.

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        Ben hurling Name I use here is my Initials Not Ranjith ( SPARROW) It should be Ranjith ( SPRRW).

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      Ranjith(SPRRW)

      Listen to Roy Samathanam interview:
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IzusatP00FOJrcMwrC24s9_JJSoYxBVV/view
      கோத்தாபாய ராஜபக்ஸவிற்கு எதிரான இரண்டு வழக்குகளு…

      This is what happened to him in Sri Lanka.

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        Ranjit has no time to listen. He is too busy removing ticks from his tail

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        This is what happens to every terrorist at every corner of the Universe be it in Sri Lanka, the Guantanamo Bay or inside a KGB cell.

        It is a classic case of the term called “Enhanced interrogation techniques”. Techniques of this proven strategy include Hooding, waterboarding, sleep deprivation, rectal rehydration, rectal fluid resuscitation, and rectal feeding.

        If you haven’t heard of these terms, it’s time you are introduced to a simple concept called a Google Method of searching.

        And you are totally unqualified to comment on a subject like this.

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          Just shut up, Shamal, you disgrace to humanity. You ought to be identified for torture (official and unofficial, including rape and murder) that you have shamelessly confessed on these very pages.)
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          We may be able to identify you, too, owing to your habits of name dropping (various walawwas, and your old school) and boasting of crimes committed.

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            Calm down, Sinhala Man! There are so many other ways to put people in their place. Saying “shut up” is most unlike you. See what LA Buddhadasa did to Ranjith Sparrow.

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            Dear Mr Sinhala Man,
            dont let your blood pressure go up … this bugger/should be a mutant, SHAMAL sounds to be no consistent with his kind of arrogant comments.
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            Some are doubt the kind of men to have been our force men.
            May well be, the kind of men are born to ruin us the sinahala race. If these men would have been honest to them, they could reveal the world how some of them committed crimes in post war periods. THat way they could save this nation being targeted by IC on and on.
            My hero great man – General Sarath fonseka revealed that few in army did committ crimes and just for that matter entire force should not be branded.
            We also know that those 11 young boys were abducted and killed in the war/post war, leaving those mothers still in eternal grief.

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      What a dumb argument!

      Fighting the war is not killing journalists (36 of them). Sri Lanka has become a lawless hellhole thanks to people like you. I bet you don’t live in Sri Lanka so you can avoid the stench of murder this serial killer left behind.

      When will justice be done?

      We want justice for Lasantha and we certainly don’t want a serial killer to become president! I’m Sinhala Buddhist so the anti-minority hate nonsense Rajapaksa supporters spew doesn’t stick.

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        why they want be anti minorities ? they are belong to minorities. western spies have been spreading propaganda to grass-eating Sinhalese Modayas to promote Gota whose family have a tamil to the top job.

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      Ranjith, Let me “correct” what you said above as follows: //….But Majority of SriLankans know the truth. please go ahead majority of Sri Lankans (not only Sinhalese) need your service again. ..// Gotabhaya, a man who had a vision, and also who had a capacity to execute that visison. Not like spineless and brainless Mr. Sirisena.

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    Just imagine if Gota becomes the President of Sri Lanka and Mahinda the PM. Then it will be the end of Sri Lanka I appreciate that Ahimsa is fighting a battle against Gota like Roy Both should make him bankrupt

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      We need to build up resistance even more than we did in 2015.
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      We have to avoid the buggers return to power and ruin our life again. I want to see these men be beheaded by bringing to galle face green. That day, I think I can enjoy myself thinking that the Karma did the job. ENtire family should be put in jail for the rest of their lives.
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      I read all the day light brutalities of Gota, Namal and Mahinda. These men had committed crimes as if they are not made of FLESH and BONEs. So, the greater punishments should be the only way out to serve the justice to the nation.

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        Desperate Sinhalaya
        What were your Sun God and Batalanda Chief made of?

        We are going to vote for anyone who can prevent the country from breaking into federal pieces.

        Soma

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    Sumanthiran still fooling Sampanthar that Ranil is working on the 10 Command promise to deliver the Secret Solution. (This is not for Tamils because this Sumanthiran’s game doesn’t work with Tamils any more. In the Next election Sampanthar is going to learn what Tamils like as solution)

    After trapping his enemy Old Brother Prince in LA, Media is reporting, that Younger Brother Prince is in negotiations with Ranil. There was talk in the media that once again a try to hand over government to Old King was attempted by Ranil and New King on April 15th, but failed again. Internally what went in talk is something we have to wait for media to bring out. But Old King has said he doesn’t want PM position, but election. After postponing the 4th Coup, New King went to see Telugu Ezhumalaiyan. It appears Singapore venues are overbooked for spring vacations so he went to South India to keep going the negotiations.

    Old King was too afraid to take any political positions, up to middle of last year, before coup. He didn’t even want the Slap Party Leadership from GLP. Now after the slip of Old Brother Prince in LA, he sees him as a true shrewd & correct Pakiri. He used Old Brother Prince fall to remove him from the Slap Party candidacy. Slap Party once again staring to talk about selecting a winnable candidate. That is not a promise to New King (, because the word winnable). But restarting the process gives hopes to New King. So Old King can hang in SLFP. CBK can be kept out of SLFP, until very close to election. If now New King fires Old King out of SLFP in a hurry, he may end up taking the responsibility of splitting SLFP. As last year October election went fizzled, Old King hurried to jump back into SLFP, leaving Slap party. He would wait until this December to steal back the Aappas New King stole from him in 2014 December. Dog eats Dog.

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      It was originally Tamil Ezhumalaiyan and from 1950s, due to foolish and weak Tamil leaders , has now become Telugu Ezhumalaiyan , where anti Tamils come to seek this originally Tamil now Telugu Ezhumalaiyan’s blessings to kill the very same Tamils who created him. Now the ancient Tamil name for this place Thirumalai has been converted to Thirumala by the Telugus and North Indians. The word Thiru in used by the Tamils to mean revered or holy, hence the names Thirupathi/Thirumalai. Just like in ancient Hindu Tamil Kathirkammam of Tamil god Lord Murugan , now converted to Sinhalese Buddhist Kataragama Deviyo , where again anti Tamils go and seek the blessings of Tamil Lord Murugan now Sinhalised to Kataragma Deviyo to kill, commit genocide, war crimes and ethnically cleanse the very same Tamils who created him in the first place. Another famous Hindu temple, that these anti Tamils go the seek divine blessings to kill Tamils , is the Kuruvayur or Gurvayur temple in Kerala . This is an ancient Tamil /Dravidian temple the deity worshipped here is more than 5000 years old. In the 14th century, “Kokasandesam” (a Tamil literary work), references to a place called Kuruvayur are made. As early as the 16th century (fifty years after Narayaniyam was composed) many references to Kuruvayur are seen. In ancient Dravidian / Tamil language, “kuruvai” means “sea”, hence the village on the Malabar Coast may be called Kuruvayur. All deities gods and temples created by the ancient Tamils , now converted to Telugu , Sinhalese and Malayalam , ethnicities that originated from the ancient Tamils , and these once ancient Tamil places of worship and deities created and worshipped by them , now become centres of pilgrimage for these anti Tamils , ironically people who largely originated from the ancient Tamils , to see blessings from these once ancient Tamil deities , now considered non Tamil , to kill the remaining Tamils or marginalise them.

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      Malle Urine (urine bag),
      your lenghthy jabberish seem no any valuble contents.
      :
      Believe or not CBK, RW and few other leaders only would really look at the grievances of nothern srilnakens. Eyewashes being made by former President Mafia boss or his brothers would do nothing to the poor of poor in the nothern part. Sirisena could do lot more work if his main focus was the nation. Unfortuantely, the bugger sirisena is (formerly used condom of Rajapakshes) returned to the lap of RAJA today. He does not care about human values, priciples going by human sensitivities. THat has lot do do with his background and ” stagnated, frog in a water well” behaviour. Just imagine, how would you guys ever be able to work with … if your school principal or the head of staff is an unqualified person ?
      Even 10 year old school going children would say, SIRISENA would not comprehend anything but low level tricks being played entertaining the gallery. Remeber, ballige putha was on the stage attacking SOME ministers in UNP as ” butterflies”: That moment is unforgettable to me, since I believe, a head of state should not fall to the level…. of the street rascals.
      Today s situation is akin to what a wrong ill fated technician was appointed for the operation of a life threatening heart surgery.
      So long telecasting and broadcasting frequencies are abused by them, local media institutions would sing the song pleasing these idiots. Then the consequence would be people not to have sensed the least about the ground reality of the country. Rank and file are the ones that elect a leader in a country….. as if tribal leader would not see it beyond.. these uneducated men would do so anything to remain in power and ruin this nation.

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    Time has come for the judgement day

    It applies to all who commit sin

    It’s just the beginning

    All these fellows should suffer and should not die

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    “Alan Garcia dead: Ex-president of Peru kills himself after police try to arrest him …”
    food for thought

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    I have made comments about this and allied matters in various other posts, namely, the jurisdiction of US courts and the impending citizenship renunciation, possible implications on the acceptability of the defendant as a Presidential candidate and foremost the horrible murders and other forms of violence on journalists and others where the whole thing is mystery as far as Sri Lanka is concerned. Among many possibilities, I place my bets on the premise that the perpetrators of these crimes have effectively become a part of the “Yahapalana” Government and that is why there is no progress in the investigations on murders of Lasantha or for that matter Wasim. Everyone knows that a prominent tycoon who was a green boy then became a chairman of a Government company when Ranil was PM under Chandrika’s presidency. He was supposed to be “insubordinate” to PM on a matter or two and out came in public of alleged immigration law violations in the press. The tycoon did all sorts of gimmicks, including having court hearings on a Poya day. He was remanded into custody but was in the “Merchants Ward”. He switched sides and that paved way for him to get bail. In the Presidential Elections of 2005 he became a UNP organizer of an area. With that he was convicted of the offence and was given a sentence of rigorous imprisonment. He switched sides again and he won the appeal. I penned all these words only to show that you get the decision you want of you are in the correct side. Rule of Law in Sri Lanka? Pooh! This is why I am with Ahimsa and others of Lasantha’s family and the families of lot others who were maimed.

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    Nice Convertible…
    Wonder how much the House is worth..?.
    Good to see our Lankans doing well, where ever they are.
    Hope our great majority, who are the rural poor will get these feature comforts one day .

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Wonder how much the House is worth..?.”

      Being close to MR you should know the price of Basil’s house.
      Why are you asking us?

      “Hope our great majority, who are the rural poor will get these feature comforts one day .”

      No chance, as long as the Sinhala/Buddhist noisy minority is in control.

      By the way what are you planning to do during Vesak holidays?
      Are you planning to stay “‘Kaala, Beela, Jolly Karapalla”?

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    Mally,
    Looks like Old King and New King have got a Free Kick from Dr Ranil’s Elite , Anglican & Vallala Faction.

    Galleon, now known as Penthouse Ravi called the the UNP’s preferred Candidate for the Prez Gig Keselwatta Kid ,a Rabid Dog…
    And said he will go all the way to keep Dr Ranil ‘s UNP in Power
    Although Galeon didn’t mention Dr Ranil by name..

    But he reeled off all the previous Big Bosses of the UNP from John to even Keselwatta Preme and branded them as great leaders.
    Galleon I don’t think mentioned the two Senanayakas.

    Anyway , all Keselwatta Kid said was he was sick and tired of the Rogues who came to Parliament through the back door ripping off the Public purse to enrich themselves and their families .
    And it is disgusting. to watch the Scum Bags who robbed the Central bank walking around like King Dicks without being punished..
    And the Kid even mentioned that some of them used the Wives to collect the Santhosams.
    ..
    Harsh words from a Dude who claims to be a good Sinhala Buddhist UNP stalwart.
    Don’t you think Mally?.

    This Ahimsa girl in front of that Lovely Convertible holding the Placard and her mate from the Canadian Diaspora also have given the Brother King as well as the Old King another free kick.

    Old King seems overly excited to tell the Dalits that their favourite is now going to be punished by the Americans.
    When the dude whom Dr Ranil accused as the real killer is going around demanding to be a Yahapalana Minister of Internal Affairs, where he will have the jurisdiction to hand over the Brother Prince to the Californian Magistrate.

    Wonder whether the New King soon will appoint Sampathar as the new PM of a Unity Government of SLFP. Slap Party and the UNP Sinhala Buddhist Faction?…

    Will Galleon declare ,open warfare against Keselwatta Kid on behalf of Dr Ranil’s Elite Anglican and Vellala Faction?..

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      ” Galleon, now known as Penthouse Ravi called the the UNP’s preferred Candidate for the Prez Gig Keselwatta Kid ,a Rabid Dog “

      Sumane,
      Unknotting that is relatively easy compared to tracing who was the black sheep released whereabouts of Old Brother Prince to American private eyes.

      Penthouse property is Tamil’s donation. So Vaalaiththodam Jr didn’t like it. Vaalaiththodam is Mahampura desert cactus plant. He is Anti-Tamil, Anti-Muslim. Beyond that New King used PCOI to round up selected UNPyers. Penthouse felt New King was targeting him. Eventually, Ranil throw counter nooses at New King and had released Penthouse. New King feels Vaalaiththodam is same underdog in UNP the way he was kept him in SLFP by Old King. So New King has been tapping Vaalaiththodam even long before the October revolution, to feed UNP Aappa. At least, that what Vaalaiththodam II said when the Coup was rolled back, last year. That time PM position was only sour grapes to Vaalaiththodam II, but now he like that again, when New King shows the carrots. So Penthouse who was badly hurt by New King is nervous about Vaalaiththodam becoming the new PM.

      Formula planned to use here is age old Attanagalla Princess’s patent. She created this to New King to defeat Old King, in 2015. If Vaalaiththodam splits some votes within UNP parliamentarian, then with the Joint Comedy club, Hakeem-Rishard duo and with some SLFPyers, Vaalaiththodam II can be confirmed as the PM. So, you see, this is a personal fight between Vaalaiththodam and Penthouse. Nothing Business!

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    Partly for her father and mainly for her political masters.
    Dear Sinhala_man,
    how many unresolved murder cases are in our books you reckon? Do you feel the same towards the family members of the victims? Can they demand compensation from the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice? You seem to be quite unbiased in your opinions, at least I appreciate your attempt to be so. Yet I observe that you too can’t help being carried away by sensationalism. Unconciously your political bias is creeping in.
    Ahimsa doesn’t need any ‘proof’? Mere suspicion is sufficient? What are your own arguments for making Ahimsa an exception to the rule?

    Soma

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      All murders ought to be investigated, but this has succeeded because of:
      .
      1. Ahimsa’s quiet and effective work.
      .
      2. This being a case to which great significance got attached to all these happenings.
      .
      3 Many of us consider Gotabaya to be unsuitable to lead our country.
      .
      Many thanks for appreciating my efforts to be unbiased. It isn’t easy/

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        Dear Sinhala_man
        “Many of us consider Gotabaya to be unsuitable to lead our country”
        You are in minority.
        The whole issue is the fear that Gota might win the race (same thing as saying many believe that he is the most suitable to lead our country) and hence this devilish attempt to block him running at all costs. This is a democracy, no one fears the elections will not be free and fair, Gota not being in the government is unable to manipulate the voting.
        (Gota is bad but I will fight to death for his right to contest said Voltaire.)

        Soma

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    Ben Hurling

    Bravo.
    Ben for president.

    By the way you missed an important part of his role as a member of 6 man hit squad between 1987 and 1991, and as an unashamed top member of Sinhala/Buddhist Fascist elected Junta in the war against North and East.

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    Desperate Sinhalaya
    What were your Sun God and Batalanda Chief made of?

    We are going to vote for anyone who can prevent the country from breaking into federal pieces.

    Soma

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      somass

      “We are going to vote for anyone who can prevent the country from breaking into federal pieces.”

      It is not too late. If you try bit harder you may be able to choose the right party and prime minister in the Indian Elections being currently conducted.

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    b is ideal for Mr Hitler Gotabaya do not try to claim that you won the victory against LTTE What is your experience in the Battle field. You were only a paper pusher planing to make money though arms deals fro you and your beloved brother More than 14 countries including India, China, Pakistan supported the Sri Lankan defense forces against LTTE in the final war at Mullivaikal LTTE fought alone as great warriors . Who is brave. Touch your heart and Tell the Truth Do not try to cover your ignorance. You are responsible for many murders in Sri lank during your brother;s rule. So you want to become the President and kill more people. Go back to US and become a sales man in a shop . That job us ideal for you . There are paid collies who are supporting you. You have the plundered money to pay them, How much did you pay to Chandiya

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      Gota is gentle man. it is true . he played the role that any Amy man have to play. it is true. was his family loyal to sri lanka during war? yes it is true.. I don’t deny anything good they did, but I do not support them to rule any longer because they have all qualifications that western countries and tamil are looking. Gota was not and is not interested to be president. so who is promoting him through foreign-control news in sl?
      British is one factor, but mostly it is done by Jews who want take revenge on me because I am the one who wrote good and bad about Israel and which led to rejection of Israel.

      Twisted story about Ehalapola published here also, done by Jews to take revenge on me.
      One more thing, many people who know to be anti Sinhalese Buddhists were appointed to unity govt of two main parties done by Jews to take revenge on me as well other Sinhalese who opposed them.
      One of the latest- Sri lanka president’s counsel was one of many thousand Israel’s spies in SL appointed by Jews. I want to mention here two of other long time Israel spies. One is Minister Mangala of PM Ranil’s cabinet. Other one is former president CBK.

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    [Dear friend nobody can forget period since early eighties to 2009. Now you may talk loud. defame people. you must be hard-core UNPer. what your idiot doing now ??? Did before 2005 ????]
    My Dear Ranjith, before that think of the fear the Tamils faced in the hands of Sinhala goons supported by sinhala politicians and even armed forces from 1956 onwards and didnt your great leaders didnt clap and screamed in ecstasy when Tamil politicians were running at Galle Face in their amudes? Cant you remember the number of innocent Tamils killed in cold blood not once but so many times. You have done that to Muslims too time and again. There is a leading Monk who lifted his sivru and exposed his genital at a mosque and where were you man. I have no doubt that LTTE ran riot later on and created chaos but all that happened because had Tamil militancy was there after 1956 then this would not have happened and the Weerayas and the Runner Singhas would not have come into the scene. And also there would not have been a need for Gothaya. LTTE came into the scene too late and you guys exploited the tamils timidity and humbleness and went on a rampage. Even Tassie Vitharne was not allowed to publish his Emergency 58 then and he had to do it in Delhi and also he had to dislodge himself to the UK. Any sinhalese who spoke justice was labelled as Sinhala Kottiya and many of you guys including MR survived on this Sinhala Kottiya concept. What did the most infamous JR said to tamils after being slaughtered by Sinhal goons in 1983?
    Come on Ranjith Mahathmaya, your Gothaya is totally irrelevant here and you created killing field, you killed tamils, you created LTTE and Gothaya killed and Raped even Tamils militants.

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    The re-tired Lt. one mister Perera is now our self-appointed expert on ‘interrogation’ techniques. ‘Techniques’ that he learnt during his bag-carrying days for The Master Interrogator Mr ‘who is Lasantha?’ Gota. When things got hot up north, and Gota couldn’t take it anymore, he turned and ran to the Land of the free, and the home of the brave. After years pumping gas, and parking cars, he returned when his brother (the Great Liberator) promised him a free hand to practice ‘advanced interrogation techniques’ and deliver a result. This he did, he did, for sure. Gota The Enforcer ordered his officers ‘take no prisoners’ and ‘I don’t care how you do it, just do it’. After all that, what did Gota get; he got the chance to clean up the shit around Colombo, so that the Great Liberator could show off to the Commonwealth nabobs. Now the Great Liberator is taking a rest, Gota hopes to try on the crown someday soon. Only one little problem – Ahmisa. She is really very small I tell you – but little Ahimsa only needed one word to stop The Great Enforcer in his tracks; GOTCHA!

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    Did Gotha worship the Booma Devi at BIA tarmac when he returned from the US? But Aiya did it when he came after Velu was finished?

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    Dear Sinhala_man
    “Many of us consider Gotabaya to be unsuitable to lead our country”
    You are in minority.
    The whole issue is the fear that Gota might win the race (same thing as saying many believe that he is the most suitable to lead our country) and hence this devilish attempt to block him running at all costs. This is a democracy, no one fears the elections will not be free and fair, Gota not being in the government is unable to manipulate the voting.
    (Gota is bad but I will fight to death for his right to contest said Voltaire.)

    Soma

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      somass

      “(Gota is bad but I will fight to death for his right to contest said Voltaire.)”

      You mean you have a Voltaire in this island? I do not think Volatire ever saying it.

      Read the following excerpts:

      I Disapprove of What You Say, But I Will Defend to the Death Your Right to Say It
      Voltaire? François-Marie Arouet? S. G. Tallentyre? Evelyn Beatrice Hall? Ignazio Silone? Douglas Young? Norbert Guterman?
      —-
      —-

      In conclusion, many researchers have attempted to find the quotation in the works of Voltaire, but it has never been located. Evelyn Beatrice Hall probably crafted the statement which was disseminated in her 1906 work titled “The Friends of Voltaire”. Hall’s words memorably and gracefully reflected her conception of Voltaire’s viewpoint.
      quoteinvestigator.com/2015/06/01/defend-say

      Here is one I found earlier:

      Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
      Voltaire

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        “You mean you have a Voltaire in this island?”
        There is one next to Gamarala’s house.

        Soma

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    What a mockery! USA Have you forgotten the Saudi Arabia Journalist killed at Turkish embassy. Investigate!!! Before you investigate an innocent man because of the Tamil diaspore for political reasons

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    My eye first went to the beautiful modern convertible Ahinsa seems to have been driving.

    This is nothing but a political stunt to block Gotabaya’s perceived entry into the presidential race. The yahapalanistas are petrified about the possibility of Gotabaya becoming the next president.

    We could expect more such stunts during the next few months. Stay tuned.

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    Simple question. Why did she waited for 10 years to go to courts? Is this done due to pressure from UNP fellows? Who financed her to file ction?

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    Ranjitha please find out from your guru Gotabaya as to what happened to the B, Nadesan, Puliththevan, Colonel Ramesh who surrendered along with about 300 LTTE cadres led by B.Nadesan holding white flags on May 18, 2009 evening? There is photographic evidence that the three of them were tortured and shot like dogs. Photos show their bodies thrown to the ground with burnt marks. Likewise on the same day (May 18th, 2009) over a hundred LTTE middle-level cadres surrendered to the 58th Army Division commandeered by Sarvendra de Silva on May 18, 2009 evening. There are eyewitness who saw them taken away in CTB Buses purportedly for a short inquiry. They never returned. and nobody saw them after May 18, 2009. These are clear cases of war crimes committed by the 58th Division Sri Lankan army on the orders Gotabaya Rajapaksa the then Defence Secretary. The likes of Ranjith cannot bury a whole pumpkin under a plate of rice.

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    Why did Ahinsa, the daughter waited for 10 years to complain & file action. It was present PM Ranil said in Parliament that Lasantha was killed by Sarath Fonseka, the Army Commander

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