26 October, 2020

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Why Not Finish Wimal Weerawansa?

There is much speculation amongst the public, who voted in droves, to change the ugly and downward spiralling political dynasty of former numero uno Mahinda Rajapaksa as to the delay in bringing the plunderers to Court. The longer it takes to do so, the greater is the chance of obfuscating the issue with patriotism or some such nonsense.

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Here are some of the theories that abound. President Maithripala Sirisena is being pilloried by the SLFP MP’s who want him to run for President the next time. Their fortunes lay in forming an SLFP led government on the back of a Maithripala victory at the next Presidential elections.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe wishes to be the President himself and therefore will not want the Presidency abolished. For the incumbent Prime Minister to be President he would want the SLFP divided. To keep the SLFP divided the Rajapaksa’s have to be free and politicking.

If this is the simple logic Sri Lanka has no chance in hell of ever giving her people a better and brighter future. It tantamount to treason. 6.2 millions of people voted on the facts presented to them at the last Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

The civil society that rallied around the call for Good Governance must be relentless in holding on to what was promised.

The Attorney General’s Department is under fire. So is the FCID and the CID. Purely due to the delay in bringing the murderers and plunderers to book. Many a reason is thrust upon a gullible public given a penchant for amnesiac behaviour.

Consider two such open and shut cases. That loud mouthed Wimal Weerawansa and his wife were accused of altering their dates of birth in obtaining two passports.The news media was awash with these allegations sometime ago. What is the fate of these two cases?

To us laymen it’s a simple investigation. Obtain the two Passport applications. Ascertain the hand writing and signatures. Confiscate the two Passports in question. Check if they have been used. Record their statements. File action for tendering as genuine a forged document. End of case. Even such a simple investigation has not been concluded.

It is no small wonder that people, who are sovereign or supposed to be so in this thrice blessed land are agitated. It is no small wonder that the AG’s Department and the varying arms of the Police are under fire. It is no small wonder that there is suspicion that someone or more are vacillating. Who? Is it President Sirisena or Premier Wickremesinghe? It has to be one of the two or both. No one else will gain by this.

We challenge the civil society to push the Government to conclude the Wimal Weerawansa and wife’s cases. Ravi Karunanayake had to step down as the heat got intense in the kitchen. Stoke the embers to finish these simple cases. Civil Society, Media….where art thou?

Let’s get this out of the way. The rest will be like dominoes. (Minnell Goonawardane)

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    If the case against WW is that simple then why not proceed double quick? The question can be is it that simple? Unfortunately the public are in the dark as to what is going on, especially the internal workings. Can the famous RTI be used on the Attorney General’s Department, CID, FCID etc. to find out what is going on and if so will the civil society too take some action to lay bare the facts? What has now happened is that the allegations against the past lot stands merely as allegations with an occasional remand but with the present lot its image severly tarnished with the resignation of a Minister as starters, which is bad for a lot that promised good governance.

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      Bond scam Ranil who is protecting Wimal Buruwansa must go. Civil society is learning that Bond scam Ranil Wickramasinghe is in the tight embrace of Donald Trump while the US is deep in war crimes accusations in Middle East defending the State of Israel while promoting Shia-Sunni conflict to distract from the crimes of Israel. In Sri Lanka there will be NO corruption investigations, nor will there be war crimes investigations. Under Avant Guard Marapona as Foreign Minister Corruption is set to hit the roof. All investigations into corruption will be buried under the Meethotamulla garbage pile that Bond scam Ranil has been cultivating.
      Sri Lankan civil society which is in the pay of the donor and US AID industry will be paid off to turn a blind eye to Corruption and lack of progress on minority rights.

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      Avant Guard Wijedasa Jarapassa and Bond scam Ranil who appointed him as Minister of Injustice and Corruption of the Buddha Sasana, both must go, first!
      Making a corrupt clown minister of the Majority Religion and justice in a country needs ethnic and religious reconciliation a war is in any case a classic conflict of interest. Especially as saffron thugs have hi-jacked the majority religion and are ab-using Buddhism to attack minorities. There is no hope for minority rights if the Minister of Injustice is also in bed with Saffron thugs who have hijacked Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

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      This writer Minnel (Lightning in Tamil)got her wires crossed so badly or have deliberately overlooked the facts of the incident.

      To issue a passport the immigration department requires one to submit Originals of birth certificate and National identity card with the application and both documents confirms ones date of birth.

      Then, if forged documents are submitted the officers at the immigration are quite capable of detecting them.

      So far,no such allegation has been made or such fraudulent documents have been found.

      Then to be proven a fraud an intent and/or a benefit to be acquired from such a fraud must be found.

      Without any motive and/or a benefit it would only qualify as mistake.

      A mistake could well be on the part of the Dept: Immigration when entering data.

      This is all political mudslinging and not much else.

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    Altering birth certificates, IDs, etc was a very common practice in the past. Members of JVP had several names during their rebellious days. Muslims produce fraudulent birth certificates and land deeds for illegal MUSLIM migrants (e.g: Rizana’s case)..

    Forget Wimal, his incidence is not a national concern. But, Badudeen is the biggest culprit in Sri Lanka’s political scene.

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      Johnny Baby

      “Forget Wimal, his incidence is not a national concern.”

      How could we forget him, he is the intellectual and leading public racist activist of this island. He must lead by example.

      How come Karuna was issued with forged passport and was being helped to obtain UK Visa?

      You seem you are alright with selective forgeries but not alright with ordinary people. Check your moral compass where it is pointing to, maybe sky or earth.

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      You bugger, you are such a racist it’s so obvious. We are discussing Wimal Weerawansa and you talk about some fellow named Badudeen, where are you dope. Stick to the point or mind your business of watching Tele Natya.

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        Polle Hamnathy, why are you getting angry when someone tells the truth about one of your fellow infidels. Rishard Badurdeen is a worse crook and racist than Wimal Wimalawansa. Person who believes in Buddha Dhamma which preaches universal peace is always superior to one who believes in Koran which preaches hatred.

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          Al-faqer, you can see how your people followed and following Buddha Dhamma which preaches universal peace.

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      John the idiot. If “Muslims produce fraudulent birth certificates and land deeds for illegal MUSLIM migrants” then all the officials in the important departments which issue and scrutinize these documents are fraudsters. Worst crooks.

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        Hey Ralla, what John meant was that Muslims are produced through fraudulent birth passage because their Arabic ancestors are only accustomed that way. Naturally it goes without saying that these Muslims are illegal emigrants as a result of the deeds of their stupid infidel forefathers.

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          Al-faqer John said fraudulent birth certificate and deed but fraudulent birth. First time I am hearing such language. May be it is some kind of practice of your community.

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            Your ancestors Arabs are the well known practitioners of that method. Now you know why Muslims stink.

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    The author clearly supports the West and their puppets. The Americans, Canadians, Australians and Kiwis live on others’ homelands which they took on genocide. The British robbed almost the whole world and proclaimed the sun never sets on the British Empire. People who rob others’ homeland for resources talk about good governance in Sri Lanka.

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      OK, I agree with much of what you say. But We, the Citizens of Sri Lanka want all these reforms for the purpose of establishing good governance and we do so of our own volition. We are not doing it because the White guys you have named above want it. Whether these foreigners want it or not is irrelevant.

      The majority of citizens want reforms and good governance for themselves and they don’t need any prompting from others to figure out what is good for them.

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        ED.
        Think again. Seriously !.
        Do SL’s really know to vote for reforms and good governance?

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      This is high stupidity. We live in our own homeland and we do not want Mara, Gota, Ranil, My3, Ravi, Avant Gard Marapona and Weerawansa to steal from us. What the British did in the past is not the problem. The fact is the fellows are stealing from the people now.

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        Kabaragoya

        Weerawansa did not steal a cent. He was in MR’s government between 2010 – 2015, that is a different matter. But he never alter his principles no matter which platform he was/is in. Maithree, too, as far as I know did not steal. Therefore they both should be taken out from that list. Others, of course, the country is awaiting for justice.

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      Antany Peter: “People who rob others’ homeland for resources talk about good governance in Sri Lanka.”
      In the name of security, Lankan armed services and police are doing exactly that – grabbing lands, buildings and business from local owners.
      You obviously do not know anything about Lanka when you suggest that Wimal is an angel in need of a new pair of butterfly wings.
      Where the hell were you all these days Antany?

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      Antany Peter

      How are you?

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    Before going after Wimal, how about Namal? Namal has threatened an FCID officer who handles his files, stating that he is awaiting for their government, apparently to take revenge. Well, well, this is a sheer attempt to intimidate the police officer. If they act like this even without power, what will happen if they come back to power? There will definitely be bloodbath, post-election violence, disappearances and torture something that many people have never seen in their life time. I think if the President has no intention to contest, he should make sure that the country will never go back to a Rajapaksa after him. Either someone who is not scared of Rajapaksa clan, a nemesis, should contest the election, if not the President should hand over the country to someone like the Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter. If anyone posing a threat to them come forward right now, that person might not be alive to see the election. The situation seems to be that dangerous.

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    Champa the patriotic practitioner of the oldest profession types:

    “if not the President should hand over the country to someone like the Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter.”

    Every woman/girl will be forced to prostrate in front of the Assgiriya and admire his clanking b***s.

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      Dumb Native Vedda: YOu are just disgusting. Are you writing your fmaily tradition. How CT allows you to behave like a bit##ch. Is it because you are all are Tamil journalists ?

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        Jimshitty, NV is writing like a bit&h or are you writing like a bit&h? Disgusting racist fart, you are an excuse for a human.

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        Jimsofty the dimwit

        If Assgiria wanted it desperately how could the nation say no to him and women refuse his perverted wishes because dimwit he would be ruling this country unelected and unadored. Its only because Champa the patriotic practitioner of the oldest profession is willing to relinquish not only all her democratic rights but ours as well.

        Dimwit ask the stupid Champa what is in it for her? Probably she wishes to live alone with him once the country becomes vacant.

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          Native Vedda

          Idiot, who said unelected? The Most Venerable Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chaptewill get all the Sinhalese Buddhist votes. 14.3 million will support 100%.

          An Indian sack of sh.. like you who suffer from inherent HSDD should be treated properly.

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            Champa,
            “Idiot, who said unelected? The Most Venerable Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chaptewill get all the Sinhalese Buddhist votes. 14.3 million will support 100%.”
            You mean he will get even more votes than Arahat Maha Thera Gandasara????? What is this country coming to?

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      Dear Hater aka gutless Native Vedda

      I have so much more for you to be mad at. Just be patient!

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    Who the hell in the world accusing Wimal and his beautiful wife with passport fraud?

    Man, once upon time of a time Karuna was accused of vehicle abuse, arrested and let out. Not accused of the monstrous, horrible, cruel, gigantic (diplomatic) passport abuse. How can you accuse Wimal, the prelate of the Sinhala Buddhism, with a crime even a Demelo Pariah cannot be accused.

    The Sinhala commentators who accuse Mahendran’s robberies for Lankawe going into bankruptcy from 1948, laughed at the accusation of Karuna abusing the official vehicle, because they all know in Lankawe even the ICRC is officially allowed to rent its vehicle for murders. ( Instead -they accuse Karuna for the death of 600 rapist polices.)

    The writer wants just be a flamboyant or bombastic.

    What a meek attempt to turn the attention from important ones.

    UNP Malli has been bought with Hangbangtota yuan. His foreign account might be by now $36 Billions. Yahapalanaya has clearly allowed space for China to change the port as a Naval Base whenever it elects. As this is pricking India, they want to get Matala Naked Rajabh Bachan Airport. There is still time the Hangbangtota “five villages spread of land donation to China” to be signed. That is supposed to allow 1 million visas to Chinese. That is an embedded deal for China undertaking Hangbangtota losses.
    The Yahapalanaya government is on the process of splitting without abolishing presidential system (I am not asking for abolishing Presidential System; it was just an election promise like chasing China from Colombo Pong Cing. -That is another point). Yahapalanaya did one marvelous election promise that is, “ No leader, No Commander, No Soldier will be investigated” by buying China’s veto against the UNHRC’s resolutions which UNP sponsored to fool Ex. Secretary Kerry . Sampanthar’s secret solution merged under Hangbangtota murky deals.

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    He should be in jail with the wife

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    Gosh ! The case is judged and decision given by a journalist !!! Great yahapalanaya, to finish someone off !!! The true picture of this govt is laid bare after propagating lie after lie. Go boil your empty head jurno.

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    You bugger, you are such a racist it’s so obvious. We are discussing Wimal Weerawansa and you talk about some fellow named Badudeen, where are you dope. Stick to the point or mind your business of watching Tele Natya.

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    One word..interference…
    Maithri, Ranil and their collective Cabal of crooks, gangsters,shysters and racketeers have all forgotten…nothing in their lives is firm and permanent.
    The fact that astrology dictates most of these tragic humans is proof that they think they can manipulate the inevitable!!

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    (Before going after Wimal, how about Namal? Namal has threatened an FCID officer who handles his files, stating that he is awaiting for their government)

    Champa – you are so right. To get a good grasp of how the so called SL leaders plundered SL, you need to go back to JRJ times. Both sons of Gamini Dissanyake never did a day of work for a living but lived on their father’s stolen wealth. By the way one was a drug addict in USA when young.,They are both in parliament making laws for our future ( my ass!). Then there is Premadasa’s son who too never worked for a living but living on his father’s stolen wealth.He is aspiring to be our next President too. Then came MR and Co and took the stealing to a new high. His family controlled our national budget. Imagine a President who taxes a 3 wheels d motor bikes for the poor but make racing cars duty free ! Then the white vans that made anybody who criticizes MR and Co dissappear. Now we have a Foreign Minister Marapona who was forced to resign as AG when they realized that the guy who was supposed to prosecute Avanguard thieves was the same guy was defending Avongard theievs. Noiw he is rewarded witha Foreign Minister job. Why ! Is is because they are all stealing?

    I can cry for our dear motherland. Almost all elected leaders are robbing the people.

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      Lucky – True. Anyway, we are not typical gullible voters Sri Lankan politicians used to have. Those who emerged after January 2015 are different type of voters. The general public did not disengage from politics as they normally do once a government is formed. We don’t let politicians to get away with pushing people’s needs to the bottom. Both the government and the opposition have disappointed their respective voters.

      Sri Lankan politicians seem to think that politics is all about supply and demand. That means if people don’t demand they don’t find solutions to issues faced by the general public. That is ridiculous.

      At the next major election, people need to elect MPP who would represent them better, rather than going by usual party politics.

      In brief, what I am saying is masses are not ready to be in the Menu anymore but they demand a place at the Table too. Politicians of both sides should be ready to face consequences of their actions as for majority of them, this Parliament could be their last.

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      At the next election SLFP, UNP monopoly in Sri Lankan politics should be over.

      Same way, family politics, nepotism, Colombo 7 politics, capitalist politics, corrupt politics and mafia politics should also be over and the country’s entire political power should be decided and taken over by Sinhalese Buddhists who comprise 70.2% of the population.

      This disoriented, lethargic, unproductive, selfish entire parliament should be replaced with patriots who could work for the best interest of the country.

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    mr wimal is most corruption and crime minister ,prime minister and president was not doing anything aginst him, there is many court cases but nothing, this government will lose local government election,

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    Mahinda was ousted and the new rulers assured the Lankans of good governance. What we have today is an alliance of formers rivals embroiled in a lot of talk and chaos whilst the Islands economy is in a chaotic mess with escalating debt and no signs of recovery. If the current regime is evading provincial elections that are over due it means they know that have failed and fear the inevitable result. The country and it’s citizen are slowly but surely caught in an economic quick sand .may the Devas and Gods help us all.

    Lot

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    The subject question has elicited quite a number of helpful responses that have covered the many transgressions of our Wimal over the years. However, we never had a full explanation of the part that he played in the events of 1987 to 1989. After all several lives, including many innocent ones, were lost during those years. In the end, our ‘hero’ came out smelling of roses, and reinvented himself as saviour of the people. The underlying traits of the man are there for all to see – and we have over the years – lying, cheating, misappropriation, sexual misbehaviour, political grandstanding, and more. This is the template for his character. This is the man that offers to ‘fight for the common man’. The common man must be desperate; surely we can offer them a better choice.

    Of all our current politicians, he is one of the least qualified for public office. Decent political leaders (and their parties) should keep him and his party beyond arms length. Deny him political influence. However his political ‘godfathers’ indulge him for their own purposes. This way he lives to pollute our politics. We managed to get rid of the execrable Mervyn; the time is overdue for Wimal to be encouraged to seek alternative employment. Clean the stables – one by one!

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    (In addition to my comments at page 1)

    I did notice this only now. About Wimal’s wife’s passport case. I should have added few more lines. Sometimes the 300 word restriction makes me cut off a good chunk from my comments.

    About passports & DOB matter: I don’t know the case in depth, but if I go by newspaper reports like everyone else, this is what I see.

    a). A good lawyer can take her out of this self-made mess. It is evident that she did not have any criminal intent when she made these changes (provided that she had done the alterations). And there is no reason to see it as a fraud either.

    b). For an example: If there is an age limit to apply for a post and if she had done this in order to be qualified for that position, then it is a fraud. There is no evidence here to prove such a thing. There is no loss to the government either. This is neither a criminal offence nor a fraud. This is something, I don’t have a one word, this is just a foolish thing sometimes people do without knowing its consequences. My apologies again, this applies only if she had done what is reported.

    c). On the other hand, what the Court will gain by imposing any punishment to a mother of two children for a random case like this? Wimal and kids will suffer. Even the police, I don’t think, have any intention to make two kids devastated due to a case which can easily be seen in a humanitarian and sympathetic angle considering the agony and trauma these children have already gone through.

    d). There is a phrase like this in law: “actus reus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea”.

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    This writer Minnel (Lightning in Tamil)got her wires crossed so badly or have deliberately overlooked the facts of the incident.

    To issue a passport the immigration department requires one to submit Originals of birth certificate and National identity card with the application and both documents confirms ones date of birth.

    Then, if forged documents are submitted the officers at the immigration are quite capable of detecting them.

    So far,no such allegation has been made or such fraudulent documents have been found.

    Then to be proven a fraud an intent and/or a benefit to be acquired from such a fraud must be found.

    Without any motive and/or a benefit it would only qualify as mistake.

    A mistake could well be on the part of the Dept: Immigration when entering data.

    This is all political mudslinging and not much else.

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