5 July, 2022

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Who Did Lasantha?

By Lal Wickrematunge

Lal Wickrematunge

“The clock of life is wound but once,

and no man has the power to tell when the hands will stop,

at late or an early hour.

Now is the only time you own.

Live, love, toil with a will.

Place no faith in time.

For the clock may soon be still.”

That may well be true, if the cycle of life is allowed to take it’s full course . But, it was the vile man ( men) who went against the natural order to stop the hands from turning, to snuff out the full cycle of Lasantha running it’s course.

Time and again, it has proven that no man can alter the course of nature and continue to do so, with impunity. Pay back will come at a time when it is least expected to those who take it upon themselves to mock at the natural order of life. Man’s biggest aphrodisiac AND failure, is man’s continued power over other man. One will always be followed by the other. Men become no more than wild animals when power is bestowed in disproportionate doses. It requires education and a large dose of breeding to stay away from falling prey. None of which is evident amongst our present crop of rulers. If there was a semblance of it, all those journalists who have been killed, assaulted, abducted and forced to flee would have had the full force of justice with them.

The timing, of the wheels of justice moving at this late stage into the killing of the students in Trincomalee, reeks of opportunism. Was CHOGM the catalyst? Would these fail in court? Would the government want the forces to be demoralised , however warped that kind of thinking may be?  A rational thought process given the track record thus far.

To justify actions that are populist, simply on the basis of appealing or shaping the minds of the less educated has disastrous repercussions in the long term. Sections of the educated class with easy access to the powers that be, may well believe “it’s now or never” to pile up tainted money which seemingly propel them to an assumed plane in society. The standards of which appeal only to those who think alike. This shortsighted approach will leave their progeny to deal with a nation where survival will depend on patronage and muscle.

Hark back to the immediate aftermath of Lasantha’s killing. From the highest in the land to those tasked with carrying out their bidding, promised to unravel and bring to justice the perpetrators AND those who initiated such murder to book. The politician tasked with mouthing the regime’s official position made a solemn promise before a collective gathering of the media that this murder will be solved within three months!! That was in the first quarter of 2009!! maybe that was the ploy to deal with the situation at the time. Sri Lankans forget. Politicians know that.

It’s no secret that those in power know exactly how Lasantha was done in. In any other self respecting nation the words thus far uttered in relation to Lasantha’s murder, by “those in the know” would surmount to circumstantial evidence. Not in this pseudo “Thrice Blessed” nation. The President’s brother was the target of LTTE terrorists and escaped without harm, fortunately. He was driven to Temple Trees, where a relieved President was seen hugging his brother. That was a very emotional moment. A natural feeling in any human being towards a sibling.Lasantha however, did not survive. I feel similarly about my brother. That too is natural. Or is it?

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    Lasantha’s murder is still a mystery, there are so many stake holders, strangely almost all of them seem to be busy on their own chosen carriers (apart from occasional anniversary obituary notices and appreciation)
    One wonders where are the following people and what have they done to solve the mystery puzzle ?
    Sonali ,Rasia , Lal,Uvindu, Fedricka ?
    What is the position of Gen SF, Brigadier Duminda Kappetiwalana , 6 man hit squad on this high profile murder ?
    there are so many unanswered questions ?
    what are the real reasons behind Lasantha’s assassination ? was it because he was an international spy ? was he against MR ? was he against the ruling elite ? against the military ? or did Lasantha kill himself to tarnish the image of SL ?

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      Lal W,
      I need to know only one thing, Was Lasantha more a politician than a Journalist ? Was his “journalism” mde his paper a offical newspaper of a political party ?

      Even the fatal day he was driving to meet a leader of opposition, according to media reports ? isn’t it so ?

      Of course, killing of Lasantha was a barbaric act.

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        Do they consider it at all plotting such killings ?

        I believe the incumbent president know a to z about all these killings and disappearances

        19 Journalists Killed in Sri Lanka/Motive Confirmed
        Terminology explained
        Shoba, O’liveechchu
        May 18 or 19, 2009, in Mullivaikkal, Sri Lanka
        Puniyamoorthy Sathiyamoorthy, freelance
        February 12, 2009, in Mullaitheevu district, Sri Lanka
        Lasantha Wickramatunga, The Sunday Leader
        January 8, 2009, in an area outside Colombo, Sri Lanka
        Rashmi Mohamed, Sirasa TV
        October 6, 2008, in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
        Paranirupasingham Devakumar, News 1st
        May 28, 2008, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
        Suresh Linbiyo, Voice of Tigers
        November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka
        T. Tharmalingam, Voice of Tigers
        November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka
        Isaivizhi Chempiyan, Voice of Tigers
        November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka
        Selvarajah Rajeewarnam, Uthayan
        April 29, 2007, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
        Subash Chandraboas, Nilam
        April 16, 2007, in an area near Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
        Subramaniyam Sugitharajah, Sudar Oli
        January 24, 2006, in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
        Relangi Selvarajah, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corp.
        August 12, 2005, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
        Dharmeratnam Sivaram, TamilNet and Daily Mirror
        April 29, 2005, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
        Lanka Jayasundara, Wijeya Publications
        December 11, 2004, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
        Bala Nadarajah Iyer, Thinamurasu and Thinakaran
        August 16, 2004, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
        Aiyathurai Nadesan, Virakesari
        May 31, 2004, in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
        Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, BBC, Virakesari, Ravaya
        October 19, 2000, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
        Anura Priyantha, Independent Television Network
        December 18, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
        Indika Pathinivasan, Maharaja Television Network
        December 18, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

        6 Journalists Killed in Sri Lanka/Motive Unconfirmed
        Terminology explained
        Sahadevan Nilakshan, Chaalaram
        August 1, 2007, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
        Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah, Namathu Eelanadu
        August 20, 2006, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
        Sampath Lakmal, Sathdina
        July 1, 2006, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
        Vasthian Anthony Mariyadas, Freelancer
        December 31, 1999, in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
        Atputharajah Nadarajah, Thinamurusu
        November 2, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
        Rohana Kumara, Satana
        September 7, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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          Apologies,
          To check the terminology as mentioned above please check
          the link added

          http://www.cpj.org/killed/terminology.php

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          This reads like a list of card carrying LTTE propagandists – who, according to our friends at NATO, would have made perfectly legitimate targets, for “making an important contribution to the propaganda war which orchestrated the campaign against the population”:

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_bombing_of_the_Radio_Television_of_Serbia_headquarters

          Considering that most of the rest were killed by the LTTE, I’d say the erstwhile Sun Goat would know more about them than the incumbent president :-)

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            This is just a drop of the info that one can surf on the web,
            if you further search for them, you will get more about. Fyi, I am a born srilanken living on the west today – for me I dont care me being sinhalese or tamil, though my roots are from southern part of the country. I dont need to support any kind of terror groups, be them LTTERS, JVPers or newly born BBS. My worries are about the security for average like my parents and the relatives, if the crime incidents become essential items of their daily agendas under current rule in the country. Sun god is no longer there, MR is still existing. So try to find it approaching him :)

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            Siva Sankaran Sarma:
            It says it all when a blatantly chauvinist and racist Sinhalaya uses a Tamil-sounding pseudonym!
            You obviously don’t have enough Rajapassa boots to lick that you find the time to write absolutely incomprehensible rubbish to this net publication.
            If this wasn’t for publication I’d tell you exactly what kind of unachievable sex you should subject yourself to!

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              It doesn’t surprise me that you’re unable to comprehend English Aney. Keep going to those ESL classes, you’ll get there eventually :-)

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              @Aney Apochchi!

              Siva Sankaran Sarma is non other than Mr.David Blocker.

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              Lol, poor ol’ Miss Pukapasse is still guessing. And still wrong :D Unlike you cowards, I use my own name.

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            Can you just be yourself and use your Sinhala name? Your views then become palatable! :(

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          LAsantha wasnt just any journalist like prageeth or anyone else THERES A BIG DIFFERENCE being a media man was just one the many hats he wore he was the face of human rights and galvanised the oppasition and was a voice for minorites whos rights he felt whos were being supressed he an an incredible vision for sri lanka that he tried to establish through his work in the oppasition his death was a political move

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        John:
        You are a ………… unmentionable! What the hell has Lasantha being a politician or a journalist got to do with a cold-blooded gangland-style assassination?
        In terms of excuses for the this corrupt murderous bunch, I thought I’d heard it all till I say this piece of human ,,,, trying to pass itself off as “political comment.”

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          See, here you are caught :(

          The adj “unmentionable” cant be used in that way.

          Why not you – Chimera know-all-character trying to learn good English ?

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            Punchirala:
            Is your submission in English?

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              Aney, why not you think of joining to UGC ? I think you should be their Master :(

              Your English knowledge can ruin them – dont you think so ?

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        You have heard of the ‘Doobie Brothers,’ and the ‘Bellamy Brothers.’ Now put your hands together Ladies and Gentlemen…for ‘Rogerproxy and the Righteous Brothers,’ who will perform their new ‘hit single,’ We Shot The Lasantha, And We Also Burnt The MTV (sung to the tune of ‘I Shot the Sheriff’) the harmonizing is done by the ‘Mahasone Balakaya Singers’ and the ‘K9 Choir of Vienna.’

        We Shot The Lasantha, And We Also Burnt The MTV
        (sung to the tune of ‘I Shot the Sheriff’)
        By Rogerproxy and the Righteous Brothers

        We shot the Lasantha, and we also burnt the MTV.
        We shot the Lasantha, and we also burnt the MTV.

        All around in ‘The Land of the Blind,’
        They are blaming our ‘Gang of Four’.
        They say they want to bring us in guilty,
        For the killing of ‘Lasantha’,
        And burning of the ‘MTV’.
        But we say:

        We shot the Lasantha, and we also burnt the MTV,
        but we swear it was not in self-defense, (it was just to teach the media a lesson.)
        We shot the Lasantha, and we also burnt the MTV,
        and we say it is a minor offense…(an International Conspiracy)

        Lasantha always hated us;
        For stealing the ‘Tsunami Aid’ and ‘Crooked Arms Deals’.
        He exposed are dirty deals in the ‘Sunday Leader,’
        So we said ‘Kill him before he exposes more!’
        So we said ‘Kill him before he exposes more!’
        We say:

        We shot the Lasantha, and we also burnt the MTV,
        but we swear it was not in self-defense, (it was just to teach the media a lesson.)
        We shot the Lasantha, and we also burnt the MTV,
        and we say it is a minor offense…(an International Conspiracy)

        Lasantha was on his way to the office,
        To expose all our dirty deals.
        So we shot, we shot him down.
        We say:

        We shot the Lasantha, and we also burnt the MTV.
        We shot the Lasantha, and we also burnt the MTV.

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        Lasantha was a politican before he cut his teeth into journalism he was heavily involved with the unp but not as an offical because he wanted to have his vision for sri lanka established through them his journalism had nothing to do with his political work his expose’s were all based on what he knew and he would have exposed corruption even if it was in the unp
        Lasantha would have made an outstanding politician and could have become a great great prime minister or even president because he was so into human rights and had charisma and integrity
        99.9% of the politicans dont have any of that

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      After reading current article and selected few other comments posted on other threads about one of the latest murders- 70 year old N perera^s, I am shocked about the security situation in my home country for the moment and it should be horrifying. Why the authorities fail to take due actions regarding the control of the crimes in general should be studied by local or international bodies before human losses reaching its exaggerating levels.If this is the saddest reality of current srilanka, how can they guarantee for the security for the upcoming CW summit? No doubt, each of CW nations are well concerned about security conditions in SL.

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      Lasantha Wickrematunge was killed by the Rajapaksa government brothers [Edited out] were the main masterminds behind this assasination alongside a sri lankan mobster boss who had a long run in with Lasantha who is now an MP and runs his cover as a buisnessman
      [Edited out] also had a part in this however only minor
      The rajapaksas who constantly blame Fonseka for lasanthas murdur dont realise how stupid their being as they both blame fingers at each other all the while knowing both partys were involved so nothing can come out of this as long as mahinda is in power.
      Lasanthas blood is on the rajapaksas and through the blood he shed the rajapaksas have a curse so large that no amound of “holy” rituals or poojas can attoin for this
      This curse will destroy them

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      Srilal- I’m not sure what you mean when you ask ‘where I am.’ I’m still working at the Leader.

      Your comment about him killing himself is a bit ridiculous, if you don’t mind me saying so. There were eye-witnesses who saw what happened.

      As to who he was ‘for’ or ‘against’ I think that’s totally beside the point. The point is not who he supported, who he didn’t support and so on. The point is that no one has the right to shoot someone in the head for having an opinion and voicing it.

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        Dear Raisa ,

        I owe you an apology if i have hurt you in anyway , I can assure you I did not intend to hurt you or any one for that matter and sincerely hope you would take my writing in the right spirit .
        it looks you misunderstood my writing, please allow me to explain . Raisa , my final comment (he killed himself)is merely a sarcastic comment to show how things end up in SL nowadays…(man tied himself to a tree , Army Major hit himself and the very latest, School teacher voluntarily knelt down by herself etc)

        “The point is that no one has the right to shoot someone in the head for having an opinion and voicing it”

        I must be out of my mind to justify Lasantha’s killing , please do read my other comments here on the subject of Lasantha’s killing , probably then you would be in a better position to judge as to what I attempted to say in this blog.

        Regards

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    Given the mode and operation of the killing there is absolutely no doubt that the state was involved. Also many VVIPs are in the know and shielding the people involved. This points to the involvement of a VVIP in the killing. The possible options are only three at the most.

    Who killed Cock Robin?
    I, said the Sparrow, with my bow and arrow,
    I killed Cock Robin.

    Who saw him die?
    I, said the Fly, with my little eye,
    I saw him die.

    Who caught his blood?
    I, said the Fish, with my little dish,
    I caught his blood.

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    Is this land a thrice blessed nation ? crazy saying by Lal W, Buddhism came from India, Buddhism is not a Sri Lankan religion, Buddhas parents were Hindus, buddhism was hijacked from India, and under the name of Buddhism our yellow robed terrorists are disrupting the peace and harmony of this land, creating tensions with the muslims and desecrating places of worship in other religions as these yellow terrorists are getting bankrupt with many Buddhists being disgusted in the way these yellow terrorists are behaving, so much so that many of them are converting to other religions.
    Check out the meats/beef /pork that these terrorists demand from the dana houses when danas are offered to them, even here its not the thrice blessed principle that is adopted, a free for all meals in the name of the dead, what hippocrites one sees in these terrorists who are only desecrating Buddhists and its culture.
    WHEN WILL THESE MODAYAS LEARN WHAT TRUE BUDDHISM IS.

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      TO Helena Waidiyasekera.

      To my knowledge and education, Buddhism is not a religion.

      Buddhism is a Great Phylosophy to learn, understand and discover.

      not to a play or drama for politicians or sinners, who wants to get to PIGGY BACK and cheat innocent belivers..

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        Buddhism is a 100% a religion buddhists who say it isnt are morons
        Buddhists believe in rebirth or reincarnation they have idols and worship them they also bow down to man and chant pirith
        Ofcouce it is a religion

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          And followers asked to be blessed, from soldiers to cricketers, we all ask for favours! Remember the pojas asking that “gods help our cricket team beat the Indians at the WC?” etc and even in Murder trials?

          Yes of course Buddhism is practiced as a religion!

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      Did not you notice that it is not “just thrice blessed”, but “PSEUDO THRICE BLESSED”.. there lies the difference.

      BBS is representatives for the pseudo sinhala buddhists and led by pseudo monks who have no unblemished characters – latter should be the heart feeling of anyone sane if studied the criminal history of GHANASARA. He even dares to argue with the interviewer of Derana that once or several few occasions he happened to even drink alcohol, so confessed it to have driven a lorry breaking the legs of two innocent people being on drunk mode.. how can any healthy beings believe what these uncivilized paradigm spout. They have the bless of GR – who the world court will classify as most brutal, because he belong to IRCs or the like categories only- so no wonder – birds of a feather flock together.

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    Helena, the writer is saying that with tongue in cheek men. Can you not read between the words….?

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    Mr Srilal, why dont you also help to find out? In the meanwhile can you promote Sonali, Rasia, Lal, Uvindu and Fedrika to be IGP, Army Commander, Attorney General, Chief Justice and President so they can do inquiry with power? How else anyone can do so? Make sensible proposal no? I think you must do that. Even try to. Start by writing about it maybe it will happen and soooon case solved and you be happy…no?

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      GaminiP ,

      According to you, one has to be either IGP, Army Commander, AG,CJ or the president to help to find the killers , indeed a very good Logic NO ? Wonder why this ingenious thought never crop up before, may be i’m thick ! please do not stop , be my guest , go on give some more droll ideas of yours , Gamini !

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    GR + SF + 13 day bride.

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      The “13 day bride was behind it” is a theory thats basless and a crock of shit cooked up by some bored sri lankan housewives who dont know the background story it was GOTA!
      GOTA IS TO BLAME FOR HIS DEATH!

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    When the fish rots at the head the decay gradually flows down – tailwards (Based on a Russian proverb)

    Senguttuvan

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    John, You are very very wrong. lasantha was going to office in his car when he was killed….very close to office near air force base ratmalana. No where was he going to meet opposition politicians. So dont know what media reports you are reading. Anyway all journalists meet opposition and goverment politicians all the while. Nothing in that. Also Leader paper cricise all , even opposition.How else we know whats going on. If lasantha want to be politician its not wrong.supreme court judge warawewa now contesting from UNP. wimal weerawansa also former journalist. SL also journalist.Buddhist monks also journalist and politician.so many many of them. Come on men. They all living.Why only lasantha dead? Dont be misleading men. lasantha was killed…murder…no case…no nothing like Pradeep Eknaligoda and others. Thats the truth. First find killers, murderers and then find if lasantha, pradeep and all other jouranalists was politicians. Murder is criminal offence, being journalist and politician not so.

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      What do you want to say really ?

      The problem is they the rulers have no free and fair policy on these crime investigations. See the case of Baratha ? That ended up with the key accused being freed to continue his all kinda regular jawaram making the victimized families putting much deeper. So, Baratha is said to be one of the closest to the president. And Duminda is seen to be even a family member of Rajapakshes. With all published medical reports of Duminda s injuries appear to be INACCURATE – why nobody succeeded with acceptable reports in that regard – yet to come.

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        Typo,
        severe head injuries apparent to be inaccurate- why any talents journalists to bring the real story ..

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      gamaniP,i think you enlightened that idiot john with that superb reply.

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    If you remember when the sunday leader was attacked in 2007 lasantha even said the attack on the leader being in a hugh security zone and being close to the ariport shows who was behind it
    Watch this if you want to refresh your memorys
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpWh2VagPhw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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    Not only Lasantha’s murder,the Post Mortem report on his body too,is still a mystery – along with PM reports on many other unnatural deaths in custody,and outright murders.
    This trend is only during the tenure of the present government.
    The Bar Association is unconcerned.
    The judiciary too,is unconcerned.
    How do murder trials procedd without this most vital evience of time,manner and cause of death?
    The Justice System in Sri Lanka is indeed unique – among all nations!

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    K A Sumanasekera alias Leela why dont you come up with something irrelevant or just say Lasantha killed himself to discredit the country !!!

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    can any one shed some light on below mention queries

    1) Did Lasantha actually write the final editorial as claiming to be ?
    2) Did Lasantha help Indian intelligence (RAW) by spying?
    3) who else benefitted apart from the obvious ?

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      srilal, the only person who will ask these questions is the killer, or someone affiliated to the killer, or in the killer’s pay.

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        Lol , great discovery ! keep up your brilliant detective work Wickramasiri. (” Modakamata Beheth Na ” or estimated English meaning ” three is no cure for being stupid ” comes to my mind)

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          I do not think of you in the same way. I think your comment is to deliberately mislead. And you know why.

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      Lasantha being a spy for RAW came from 13 day bride and rumor has it she has a drinking problem so cant take her word

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    Who Did Lasantha?

    You did buddy.To get hold of his business,sell it and make money.
    The first principle of detective work is motive.Who directly benefited?

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    When news of Lasantha’s murder was brought to the notice of Hitlerpaksha, this is what he said – “oluwatade waduney”???

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    Srilal, lasantha is DEAD.KILLED man. what rubbish are you talking? come and tell who killed a human bein man. what is this rubbish you are talking. KILLED,MURDER and you are talking other things. and you shankar same stupid argument. please tell why goverment will not solve case if it was anybody other than them? you think they wont score hundred marks by doing that? dont talk stupid. say something which all people who read can gain. just for running peoples down or to support killers, murderes knowingly dont say stupid things. if anyone other than they, killed by this time they would immediately get conviction in court and tell international community how good the goverment is. please say valuable and reasonable things men. dont waste time and show how stupid our country people are. motive is with goverment men.who else? plain to see.brothers dont kill brothers men. if that be look at goverment first. all brothers. biggest money men. stupid talk

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      gamanip,take it easy,i was only joking.You have a valid point,that if it was not the powers that be there would have been an arrest long time ago.By not bringing the culprits to book the rajapakshes are telling the whole world “we did it.So put it in your pipe and smoke it,ya”.

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      Dear Gamini P ,

      with all due respect to you Gamini , i find little difficult to understand your writing , anyhow i presume what you attempted to say is ” Brothers killed lasantha ” , is that what you say i’m 100% with you. There are no qualms about it , my concern is why Lasantha’s dear ones not rigorously pursuing the case , Lal W can be excused up to a certain extent as he still live & work in SL, what about the rest ? have they done enough ?????

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        srilal, you are attempting to divert attention to protect the killer. You are working for him. That is a good lead CT.

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          why don’t you brush up your knowledge about the subject , there is no point in repeating the stuff that every one knows ( who killed Lasantha ) , please come up with some thing new !

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            I know about this more than you do. It will be revealed in time.

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    Srilal,
    1. yes
    2.no
    3. airheads like you, MR,GR and SF

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      i’m afraid your knowledge about the topic is not up to date , before you comment, please do some home work.

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    Srilal has asked three thought
    provoking questions. I will, at
    least for the moment, add to
    one. That is about the so called
    posthumous editorial.

    It was written by Pethiyagoda and
    NOT by Lasantha. More will come out
    as time goes.

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    Lasantha killed,Mervin,Duminda types (assasins+) in Parliment,GR,Vaas kills,Vaas killer son free,serial killers go free,rapist of the tourist is free and holds public office,people go missing just because some didn’t like what they said or wrote,dead tamils… truly macabre country this Sri Lanka with no value for a human life.

    Mahinda/Basil think they can wear lily white clothes,GR thinks decency comes with wearing a tie.
    And sycophants comment here as if in love with these people.Any other country leader gets only three to six month honeymoon period after which they are held to account and you certainly don’t find sycophants after 7 long years.

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    Lasantha was a fearless journalist who had access to sensitive information inside the government and the government killed him. The Sunday Leader office and press was attacked and burnt many times. It was always in close proximity to the Airforce Camp. The killer group operated from within the camp. The Airforce Commander at the time will know. It is likely that the actual killers have been eliminated by now. Make a list of unidentified bodies found during the past few years, and you can get a link to the source. Some of the commentators here who deliberately distort facts are also leaving a trail of clues for follow up.

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    There are thre born criminals from one family.They know the answer

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      look there are many possible reasons why mr wickrematunge was killed but only one main suspect and that is the name of the president of our country and his siblings, so why was he killed? heres my take
      scenario A it was a war strategy and they thought he would jeopardise their main war goal
      scenario B he was an international spy for the indians
      scenario C he knew about chemical weapons
      scenario D It was for exposing the MIG deal with the presidents brother

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    The fact is we miss his writing. he wrote political stuff and investigations like no one else. still no one else has come up writing like him. so many many articles going deep inside and writing like he was sitting inside cabinet room. i think he is big loss to journalist world. we all must be happy SL had great journalist.They killed national tresure.sad.cant
    believe sri lanka persons still say things against this man who was murderd and worst what he did was write. sad people of sri lanka .Lasantha we of course miss you.niwan supa obata lebewa

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    All these people who try to divert blame from the rajapaksas by coming up with ridiculos conspiracies like
    1)Lasantha W Killed himself to make sri lanka look bad
    2)Lasantha W was killed by 13 day bride
    3)The UNP did it to discredit the government
    3)its an international conspiracy against the war effort (Crazy statement from rajapaksa camp)
    4)it was mervyin Silva
    5)Lal W is protecting his killers
    6)Lasantha was killed for being an international spy
    7)It was Sarath Fonseka

    These are some of the many theorys that are put out so the rajapaksas dont look like the culprits
    Dont fall for these allegations we all know it was GOTAHbhaya
    Read lasanthas editorial which HE WROTE
    OFCOURCE IT WAS GOTABhaya he was also suing lasantha and lal and their printing house lwader publications and Gotabhaya was in charge of the war ofcource he was behind it it was also done by a special unit in the army come on it doesnt take a genius to figure it out
    Lasantha himself said it was Mahindas demented brother who was behind it

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    THILANGA SUMITHAPALA the buissnessman and MP who was also the former cricket board chairman and Chairman of the Thimbirigasyaya Divisional Secretariat Development Coordination Committee had a role in it
    Thilanga Sumithapala was Lasanthas Arch nemesis from the early 90s lasantha was responsible for his imprisonment and it was he who ordered many hit jobs on lasantha which failedif tou do some research you will see this is very plausible.
    THE rajapaksas ofcource were the main ones behind it but Thilanga was too

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    I often wonder if President Rajapaksa has nightmares of LW

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    “In the wake of my death I know you will make all the usual sanctimonious noises and call upon the police to hold a swift and thorough inquiry. But like all the inquiries you have ordered in the past, nothing will come of this one, too. For truth be told, we both know who will be behind my death, but dare not call his name. Not just my life, but yours too, depends on it.”
    Lasantha Wickerematunge

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    CT would do us a favour by republishing Lasantha’s ‘posthumous’ editorial. That editorial contained clues to a possible suspect. I think we need to create a resurgence of the demand to nab the culprit behind the murder once again and raise issue during CHOGM. This is how we can demand justice in a non violent way and force Mahinda Rajapaksa to act. I notice that it is necessary to wring his little finger to get him to act. This is an opportunity for Lal Wickremetunge to obtain justice.

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    Gotabhaya is behind it

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    Lasantha did what he was good at to the best of his ability,knowing for sure that he was in danger.He wanted others to be aware of what is really going on.He paid with his life the ultimate sacrifice. HOW CAN EACH OF US IN OUR AREA OF WORK AND AMONG THOSE WE KNOW JUSTIFY WHAT LASANTHA AND SEVERAL OTHERS GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR.GOOD LUCK SRI LANKANS.

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      I agree with Nelun in sri lankan politics and buisness or anything to do with the sri lankas elite rich and famous its all about survival nobody has the balls to speak out and its all about boot licking Lasantha knew he would be killed and went with his head held high he rejected any security benefits that were offered to him by the UNP he tried to touch base with the common man and never gave in to bribery or other great advantages that were offered to hin if anyone in sri lanka was offered a ministry of his choice or any role in governence who wouldnt take it
      Lasantha had integrity and never sold out he stayed true to himself
      People are all egoistic and hypocritical
      Lasantha was at the pinnacle of his career yet he was well prepared to leave it all behind and go be with his maker he had nothing to gain by being the voice for the tamils
      He was a shining example of a true christian and has recieved what 99% of the current politicos or leaders or top dogs in sri lanka will never a place in Gods kingdom

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    Lasantha Wickrematungas killing took place in broad day light,near his newspapers head quaters, during the final stages of the war,during the gothabhaya/Wickrematunga trial,right after the attack on MTV where he did his show.
    Soon after this the defence sec laughed like a sick troubled man when he was asked how he felt about lasanthas death he actually made a fool out of himself and called him a tabloid journalist and laughed nervously.
    They were able to catch Prabahkaran who was in hiding for decades yet they cant find lasantha wickrematungas killers?Lasantha Wickramtungas death was one of the biggest shock waves to the country alongside the imprisoning of Fonseka and the impeachment of Shirani Bandranayake everything that took place finally concluded however lasanthas case has been going on now for FIVE YEARS and they still havent found the culprits
    reading this comment please go get yourself a brain if you still dont think the rajapaksas were behind it.

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      Let us all get together and curse the rajapaksas and their familys and cast evil onto them for what they did to Lasantha.

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    If Lal Wicorematunge were to have been killed in 09 im sure people would scrutinise Lasantha and taunt his every move in trying to find his brothers killers.
    Im sure writing this statment itself was painful for Lal.
    Lal has guts to put pressure on the government and quiz Mahinda Rajapaksa about it
    even the UNP in which lasantha dedicated his life to cant speak up people are so afraid to even have a negative opinion on the Rajapaksas these days.
    Lal is fighting a vile and bloody regime for answers and I respect him for this

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