24 October, 2017

WikiLeaks: ‘Devananda Will Kill You’ President Tells Journalists And Offers Diplomatic Posts

“On April 25, talk show host Ranga told us that President Rajapaksa had informed him in front of a witness that Defense Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa was incensed by Ranga’s handling of the abduction issue in his TV talk shows.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

Sri Ranga, Namal and the President

The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The cable is classified as “SECRET” and discuses Sri Lanka’s paramilitary operations. The cable was written by the Ambassador Robert O. Blake on May 18, 2007.

The ambassador Blake wrote; “The President, whose son is a close friend of Ranga‘s, insisted that Ranga leave the country, offering him the post of DCM in Oslo as an inducement. Should he fail to accept the offer of exile, Rajapaksa reportedly told him, Devananda would have him killed. Ranga said he also feared assassination by the LTTE, who consider him a Rajapaksa stooge.”

We publish below the relevant part of the cable;

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O 180922Z MAY 07
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S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 06 COLOMBO 000728 

SIPDIS 

SIPDIS 

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INS
MCC FOR S GROFF, D TETER, D NASSIRY AND E BURKE 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/18/2017
TAGS: PGOV PREL PTER PHUM MOPS CE
SUBJECT: SRI LANKA: GSL COMPLICITY IN PARAMILITARY
FACTIONS' HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES 

REF: A. COLOMBO 591
     ¶B. COLOMBO 561
     ¶C. COLOMBO 463
     ¶D. COLOMBO 460
     ¶E. 2006 COLOMBO 2056
     ¶F. 2006 COLOMBO 1896
     ¶G. 2005 COLOMBO 2157
     ¶H. 2004 COLOMBO 1219 

Classified By: Ambassador Robert O. Blake, Jr., for reasons 1.4(b, d) 

¶1.  (S) SUMMARY:  Allegations of government complicity in
crimes committed by organized paramilitary groups have
mounted in the last year.  Paramilitaries such as the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)-breakaway Karuna
group and Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) have helped
the Government of Sri Lanka (GSL) to fight the LTTE, to
kidnap suspected LTTE collaborators, and to give the GSL a
measure of deniability.  The GSL, which denies any links to
paramilitary groups, has recently touted its efforts to
improve its human rights record, such as the re-publication
of procedures on arrests and detentions and the appointment
of a "One-Man Commission" to investigate reported
disappearances (ref C).  However, these efforts so far appear
aimed more at improving Sri Lanka's image abroad and have yet
to produce concrete improvements in the human rights
situation.  Outside the capital, the incidence of human
rights abuses has continued, including extrajudicial
killings, abductions, child trafficking, extortion, and
prostitution.  President Rajapaksa's government, strapped for
cash, has cut direct payments to paramilitaries initiated by
former President Kumaratunga and instead turns a blind eye to
extortion and kidnapping for ransom by EPDP and Karuna.
While many of the charges against the government have been
made in public fora, a growing number of trusted Embassy
contacts, often at personal risk, have described in detail
the extent of the GSL's involvement with paramilitary groups.
 END SUMMARY.
COLOMBO 00000728  005 OF 006 

¶16.  (S) On April 25, talk show host Ranga told us that
President Rajapaksa had informed him in front of a witness
that Defense Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa was incensed by
Ranga's handling of the abduction issue in his TV talk shows.
 The President, whose son is a close friend of Ranga's,
insisted that Ranga leave the country, offering him the post
of DCM in Oslo as an inducement.  Should he fail to accept
the offer of exile, Rajapaksa reportedly told him, Devananda
would have him killed.  Ranga said he also feared
assassination by the LTTE, who consider him a Rajapaksa
stooge.
BLAKE

Related posts to this cable;

WkiLeaks: Gota Authorized Paramilitary Operations – Sri Ranga

WikiLealks: Major General Chandrasiri Confided MOD Instruction To US

WikiLeaks: EPDP Sold Jaffna Children: Girls To Prostitution Rings And Boys To Slavery

WikiLeaks: Pararajasingham And Raviraj Killings; Karuna And Douglas Killing MPs – EPDP Vigneswaran To US

WikiLeaks: ‘Gota Uses My Name To Threatening people’ – Upset Karuna On Gota’s ‘Prostitute’ Editor Remarks

WikiLeaks: EPDP’s Targeted Killing Method With Govt Military – Jaffna Government Agent Reveals Secrets

WikiLeaks: EPDP Medical Doctor Performs Forced Abortions

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    RajaPox and his clan seem to love associating with killers, drug dealers, rapists, crooks and thugs. All the low life scum in SL have made a bee line to his camp.
    On the international stage too he associates with despotic regimes like Belarus, Iran, was best friends with Gaddafi, Swaziland, Uganda, Myanmar, China, Russia and a few east European countries. North Korea and Zimbabwe are two countries he has not visited because even he knows what an international joke he will become if he does so.
    While all this is happening the state media preaches what a great world leader RajaPox is and the majority swallows these rubbish hook line and sinker. What a pathetic country this has turned out to be.

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    Namal is [Edited out]earning big money from [Edited out].

    Minnal Ranga is also a shady character.

    ALL MR connected Tamilians are crooks.

    DEFEAT UPFA at the north PC election to teach them a lesson to remember.

    ANY Tamil voting for UPFA is asking for a whacking.

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      Shut up u [Edited out]

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    I will post evidence of [Edited out] people smuggling operations in the next post.

    TNA terrorists are no better but lets call a spade a spade.

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    I am sure MaRa must have told his Son that he too be careful with his uncle.

    Who is the next President?

    :-)

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    Pimp Mara family is a disgrace to all Sri Lankans. Sri lanka’s reputation and credibility has lost due to this Thug family ruling our country. They even cannot step outside Sri Lanka at the moment due to poor reputation.

    Come CHOGM we could see where they stand among the International community. Rajapakses disgrace behaviour and Reputation has taken Sri Lanka to dogs while now making Sri Lanka an International Gambling Den fill with with Drugs, Prostitution, Black money and violance in galore.

    Whoever who earns money from Gambling, prostitution, commission, Kasippu and drugs will never flourish in their lives or will never help our economy. That money is called “Moosala Salli” or “Bad Luck illgotton Money”. Those money will destroy our country and will not help our economy. It will bring misery to families and to the society and to our country.

    How come a President who pray three times a day cannot understand this simple truth unless he is a Double actor, playing a double game character. Whom he trying to fool other than himself.

    President Rajapakse. What is your game plan. Do you want to pack up all country loving,honest, educated and true patriot Sri Lankans abroad and then for you, your family and your goons to live happily ever after in Sri Lanka.

    Mr.President. Please stop acting and start living according to Lord Buddha’s preaching. Otherwise you and your family will be the laughing stock in front of the world. Let’s see how you will go down in our history.

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      Asking Rajapaksa to follow the steps of buddha is almost like expecting Prabhakaran to behave without crimes. MR is just acting only – a few weeks ago, he got blessed by going to a hindu ceremony together with Devananda.

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    Thank you, Julian Assange, for revealing the double speak and hypocrisy of our politicians and the depths of their criminality.

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    At least they warned Ranga

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    I don’t think that we should believe this story as our President known as Sambudda Saasana Chakrawarthi and he is observing Sill on every Poya day in front of SIRASA TV camera. Also he has special place in Araliya Wallawwa to pray at least 3 times a day. Also he got the massage of Killing Lasantha Wickramathunga while worshiping and immediatly he asked the messenger “Oluwatamada Thiyala thiyenne”

    Our President is really devoted pure Buddhist and our Mahanayaka’s who could see the future has given him Various kind of titles such as Sri Rohana Manaranjana, 3 Singhaladeeshwara, Saddarmadveepa Chakrawathi etc. etc. He himself claims that he is Sanwedee, Palapurudu, Nihathamani Nakathuma and he also known himself as “Jathiye Aadambarakara Thaththa”. then can anybody believe that Jathiye Aadambarakara Thaththa can kill or protect killers or allowing killers to kill innocents?

    All these are part of International Conspiracy’s to tarnish the good Image of our Saddarmadveepa Chakrawarthi and Tamil Diaspora is behind this and may have given big money to Julian Assange.

    Actually this kind of things happening without his knowledge.

    His Son (Na)mal Baby arrange Night car races in Kandy and Aadambarakara Thaththa came to know about that only from the Mahanaka’s

    He Came to know about the Electricity charges hike from National Independent News Paper Editors at the Breakfast party meeting.

    Without his knowledge more than 300 hundred bar license’s have been issued by his Government in order to strictly adhere to “Mathata Thitha” policy.

    He came to know about Waliweriya Massacre only through Mr. Wasi Deva Nanayakkara. Until now as 3 Forces Supreme Commander he has no Idea as to who has given the Shooting Orders or who called the Armed Forces to Waliweriya.

    Now there is Cabinet approval for 3 Giant Casino projects for Casino king Kerry Packer, Ravi Wijeratna and Waliweriya Acid Water Supplier Dammika Perera without his knowledge and after the Project start he will get another title as “Casino Chakrawarthi” from Jaathika Hele Urumaya.

    Until now de doesn’t know that no Ships are coming to “Magampura Rajapaksha International Port” and that is the only Port operating without incoming or out going Ships.

    So far nobody has informed him about no Air Flights are coming to “Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksha International Airport” as this is the only International Airport operating only without incoming Air Flights from other Countries.

    As a Friend of Journalists he doesn’t know that Mandana Ismail Abewickrama has gone out from the Country for fearing their lives. Also I am sure he forgot ask IGP about the progress of the Investigation of Mandana’s House Robbery are Police is doing nothing about that.

    We have a this kind of “Baba Ukkung” President who is protecting Killers, Drug dealers, Criminals, Rapists and corrupted criminals pretending that he is a Pure Buddhist who praying 3 times a day.

    “Rajekai Apita Nosithena Maha Rajano”

  • 1
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    If this is the fate of stooges, think of independent activists.

  • 1
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    that ranga is a very shady chap with a notorious character at MTV if you know what i mean

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    Only MTV chaps will know the shady character of Ranga SOB.jAFFNA TAMILS DO NOT RESPECT HIM AT ALL.

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      true many stories about him and his womanising ways at shakthi/mtv damm rascal

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    The dog Devananda is an evil hit man for the regime and it is very well known to the tamils. It was also well known how he ran brothels with tamil women forced into serving the Sinhala military.

    What was not well known was his involvement in the abduction and sale of tamil boys as slaves and the abduction and forced prostitution of tamil girls.

    The evil man has the temerity to ask the tamil people for their votes is laughable. Instead of voting for him some one should put a bullet through his evil heart and put an end to this evil presence in Jaffna.

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    From what i know that sri ranga is a terrible fellow and has apparently ruined many girls lives in shakthi tv who worked there, he is nothing but scum

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