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Will Justice Prevail For Murdered Wasim Thajudeen

By Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

Hilmy Ahamed

Mohammed Wasim Thajudeen died or was murdered on the 17th of May 2012. He played rugby for St. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia, Havelocks Sports Club and Sri Lanka National Rugby team. He was a brilliant rugger-rite- and a much loved human being.

Wasim’s death is surrounded in mystery with rumours that members of the security division of a certain VVIP killed Wasim. There are also unverified reports claiming that the police investigations into Wasim’s death had been shelved due to political wheeler dealing. God forbid that Yahapalanaya has cut deals.

Just prior to the August 2015 elections, the CID made bold statements that there had been attempts to hide evidence of the murder of Thajudeen during the initial police investigation. This is due to the initial investigator’s failure to produce the police CCTV footage, phone records and testimony from neighbours and security guards at Shalika grounds. The fire fighters who were called in to douse the fire of the burning car were also not questioned. The Police also failed to investigate as to why Wasim’s body was found on the passenger side of his car, when no other body or human remains were found on the driver’s side or in any other part of the wreckage. Did Wasim’s ghost drive the car? The post mortem report indicated that there was carbon monoxide in Wasim’s lungs, but the Government Analyst is supposed to have confirmed that he found no evidence of carbon monoxide. Wasim’s wallet was found, without any signs of being burnt, in Kirulapone a few days after his death. His mobile phone was found intact many months later in Nuwara Eliya. The Daily Mirror newspaper, in one of its reports, claimed that an eyewitness to the incident saw two Land Rover Defenders at the scene of Wasim’s accident/death.

ThajudeenIn an interesting twist from previous submissions, the Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) Dr Ajith Tennakoon has now confirmed with Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris that former Havelocks and Sri Lanka rugby star Wasim Thajudeen was murdered or was dying of non-accidental causes prior to the car being set on fire. He also confirmed that Wasim had not been driving his vehicle at the time of his death. His submissions confirmed that Thajudeen died of injuries sustained in an assault or premeditated murder and his body was dumped into the left seat of his car before well-trained military style operatives staged the accident. Dr Tennakoon made his observation after performing a special judicial medical examination of Wasim Thajudeen’s badly charred body that was exhumed from the Dehiwela Muslim Burial grounds just prior to the August 2015 General Elections. Mystery surrounded Thajudeen’s untimely death and there are contradictory reports of the last hours of Wasim. Many articulated suspicion of murder, and social media carried vivid details of the gruesome murder of this much loved ruggerrite by the bodyguards of a certain VVIP family. There were also rumors that Thajudeen’s ex-girl friend who was suspected to be the cause for Wasim’s murder had confirmed to the CID that it was a murder by a jealous lover. The public was beginning to feel that there would be no justice or positive outcome from all the promised inquiries on Wasim Thajudeen’s murder, just like the other charges of corruption and fraud by the previous regime that did not result in any prosecution.

It took many months and a lot of courage for the Chief JMO Dr Tennakoon to place his verdict in court. Why did it take so long, and did anyone attempt to sweep the findings under the carpet. We heard news reports of vital forensic evidence suddenly disappearing from the vaults, and the public were vary of the possible outcome. This positive news of the JMO’s submission gives hope that justice would prevail for Wasim and numerous others who died of suspected political assassinations. The government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe owe Wasim’s Family a decent inquiry and maximum punishment to anyone involved in his brutal murder as they used the tragedy of the rugger-rite as an election campaign slogan to its maximum. If the government has any complicity in the cover up of Wasim’s murder, what would be fate of this judicial medical officer and the magistrate inquiring in to this? Would they be taken to task for going beyond their brief?

There are also many hundreds of others who just disappeared over the years, especially youth from the Northern province. This too should be an important aspect of the mandate of a possible Truth and Reconciliation commission as envisaged by the Geneva deliberations.

We have seen many politically hyped up media reports that gave hope to the people that good governance would prevail, and law and order will take precedence. Within hours of this government being elected, many of those hopes were shattered. A good example is the VIP son’s loot of $ 500 million in Dubai that just evaporated into thin air, never to be investigated.

There are the political murders of Lasantha, Ekneligoda, Raviraj, Kerosene Maheswaran, Shri Ram and hundreds of others, whose deaths have not seen a decent inquiry or prosecution. Failure to ensure justice to these bold activists who fought a ruthless regime to bring good governance would have died in vain if we do not seek justice for their murders. The bold submissions of the Senior Colombo JMO give hope and encouragement to those who want to see justice prevail in the country.

It is indeed sad that politicians sprung up to demand justice for Wasim during their election campaigns and are totally silent since then. The former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in the run up to the August General Elections claimed that the good governance government that came to power after the January presidential elections had become desperate enough to even dig up graves to boost their campaign. Failure to provide justice to Thajudeen would just confirm his statement.

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    I dare challenge the government of Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasinge to conduct an impartial inquiry and make sure that the culprits are brought to justice. Sirisena and Wickramasinghe used Wasim only as a political ploy to get elected. They would not touch any of the Rajapaksa’s because they have cut their won deals.

    • 7
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      What is this deafening clamour about the death of one man – Thajudeen?
      Murder or not, how is his death more significant thatn that of countless 5-10 yr old kids being raped and murdered on a daily basis in this country?

      Is this because he is one of us Muslim and Muslim lives are more values than anyone else’s? Come off it.

      There is a terrible crime problem in the country and like the Elpitiya three murders within the month (two at first and a third revenge two days ago), the country needs to solve the crime problem.

      Exhuming years old dead bodies and trying to politicise deaths of one man who has been unfaithful to his wife is not going to solve the crime problem, but will only help Maithripla take revenge on the Rajapakse family.

      We Muslims must learn to live like others, without trying to be too precious in our country. Otherwise there will be a backlash.

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        Rizvi, [Edited out]

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          [Edited out]

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            Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

            I seem to have angered “اَخُوْناَ” (Akhoonaa)Fazeel Hussain by my remarks. This gives me the impression that Fazeel may be an extremist ISIS sympathiser.

            May I remind him Allah’s words; The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islamic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy.[Surah Hujurat 49:10]

            May Allaah curse Fazeel Hussain.

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              Rizvi, people like you who expose your cowardice label people. I join muslims from all over the world in condemning ISIS brutality. As far as I am concerned ISIS is the creation of the nations you have become a stooge to, USA and Israel with support from Wahabi Saudi Arabia and other bootlicking Arab nations. ISIS philosophy has no space in our noble religion of Islam

        • 15
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          I have know Wasim more than most others close to him for more than eleven years. His heart is that of a 5 or 6 year old. He never dreamt ill of others and he was a charmer all along. That is what caused his murder.

      • 30
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        Rizvi, I do not write about Wasim because he is a Muslim. He is someone who was snatched at the prime of his youth, He may have committed some excesses as a bachelor, but no one seems Wasim as a Muslim. Most of his friends and associates are non-muslims, so please do not brand him as a Muslim and try to divert his contribution to rugger at St. Thomases, Havelocks and Sri Lanka. He was a real gentleman in and off the field and we need to see justice if he was murdered. This is not as a Muslim but a human being who was a shining example of Sri Lankan – A true multiculturalist whose religion and race was never misused

      • 9
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        Tomorrow it could be your son / daughter. I am sure you will apply the same principle.

        Come down your high horse you hypocrite !

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          Rizvi,

          Many shocking shocking things have happened in Sri Lanka, during the past two decades in particular. We want them ALL investigated, but we don’t want kangaroo courts or lynching.

          We must start somewhere; we’d better start with cases that are relatively easy to prove. I remember there were some beggars murdered in the Gangarama area; if we tried to collect evidence on those, who will even remember the events?

          I’m not a great rugby fan, and I didn’t know much about Thajudeen myself. But clearly he was very well known and adored by fans, so many had noted all the contradictions in the stories that were put out as cover-up. Also, we’re sick of hearing how soldiers who were under severe stress were guilty of excesses during the Civil War. The issues there are complex.

          In this case, we seem to have a horrendous crime committed by people whose self-created stress seems born out of covetousness and lust and imperiousness. Most of the facts are clear; very few pieces of the jig-saw puzzle are missing, despite the lapse of years. The country wants to see that even those who are in high places are accountable. That is what makes this a case that must be investigated, the prosecuted, and finally we hope to see the most severe punishment imposed. I’m personally against the Death Penalty, but if anybody deserves to hang, then it must be the perpetrators of this crime.

          The victim was a Muslim, was he? That matters not a jot. He was a human being. Perhaps, that he was young, talented and likable add to the tragedy.

          Yes, for many valid, rational reasons,the people of Sri Lanka would like this to be among the first of many murders to end with an early, but fair, conviction of the guilty.

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        There is some truth in what Rizvi says. What is the use of being a leader of a country if you cannot eliminate one insignificant ordinary person without people going all ga ga about it?

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        Rizvi

        “man who has been unfaithful to his wife”

        you arsehole,wasim was not married.The child in the photo is his brothers.

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        rizvi

        “Otherwise there will be a backlash.”

        in otherwords you are advising the muslims of srilnka to live as cowards.

        looks like aluthgama riots has achieved its objecives.

        as for tamils we will not live as cowards however much we are hammered.

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          Riziwi is paid to cloud facts and issues and divert attention, a hack jackal like HLDM, Sumane, and should not be taken seriously.

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        Rizvi, yours is the perfect example of an unthinking man, devoid of any sense of the need for truth, justice and the Law of the land to prevail, trotting out his two cents worth. It is a shocking response.

        No further explanations necessary.

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        Rizvi Hamid, with thinking like yours, you are a disgrace to the species.

        Know ye this: EVERY death must be accounted for, and closure obtained. Every crime must be investigated and perpetrators brought to book. Anything less, and your father, your mother, your brother, your sister, you and I will not have a land to freely and peacefully live in.

        With thinking like yours, is it any wonder we find ourselves in our predicament?

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      What do you expect from a spineless fag who is PM and a Prez who is dilly dallying? The body language of both seems far from men of character, the calibre needed of statesmen who could equal Abraham Lincoln, or of recent times – Lee of Singapore.

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        adding to the Transfer of the Magistrate involved in this Case, by 16-1-16 to
        Matara. RW is making subtle moves, as he did stop an inquiry into MRs first
        wifes murder then (?)

        The following appears in S.O.
        “Thajudeen’s case became a hot topic last Saturday during a meeting of the Sri Lanka Bar Council, a decision-making body of the Sri Lanka Bar Association. Some members of the Bar Council raised concerns that the transfer of former Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris would have an adverse impact on the Thajudeen’s case. They also expressed disappointment and displeasure over the transfer of former Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya.

        Both Pieris and Pilapitiya had earned reputation among the country’s legal fraternity as judges who did not bow down to political pressure. Nishantha Pieris was the judge hearing the Thajudeen case in the Colombo Magistrate Court.

        A section of the Bar Council members discussed the possibility of sending a letter to the Judicial Services Commission against the transfers of Nishantha Pieris and Gihan Pilapitiya. However, another section was not in favour of the idea on the grounds that the JSC, headed by the Chief Justice, might interpret it as an attempt to interfere with the affairs of the judiciary.

        It was common knowledge that the country’s judiciary and judicial appointments were heavily politicized during the tenure of former President Rajapaksa. The Bar Council members were of the strong belief that the recent transfers in the judicial service did not rectify ‘mistakes’ committed in the past.

        They alleged that some judges who had strong links with the previous administration were given transfers within Colombo while some judges, who did not give in to political pressure under the previous government, were transferred out of Colombo. They also pointed out that most of the cases concerning top echelons of the former administration are being heard in Colombo.

        Although the Bar Council meeting ended without a firm decision on Saturday, they agreed to take this matter up with the country’s political authorities”

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      Hilmy Ahamed

      RE: Will Justice Prevail For Murdered Wasim Thajudeen

      “Mohammed Wasim Thajudeen died or was murdered on the 17th of May 2012. He played rugby for St. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia, Havelocks Sports Club and Sri Lanka National Rugby team. He was a brilliant rugger-rite- and a much loved human being”

      No, Justice will not prevail AFTER the inquiries are over.

      Ket the state finish their investigation and identify the culprits. Remember, this is a small world, and no place to hide.

      So what do you do?

      Form the Thagideen Rugerite Justice Association. Collect finds. ask for volunteers. Hire assassins and subcontract the”Justice” to The assassins. Have you heard about the Black Tigers? There are ISIS idiots dying for nothing. Recruit a few of them. At least they will do some good works and end up in heaven instead of hell for their current work.

      How Thajudeen was murdered – Latest JMO report reveals ?

      http://ceylontoday.lk/51-111279-news-detail-how-thajudeen-was-murdered-latest-jmo-report-reveals.html

      Colombo Chief JMO Ajith Tennakoon yesterday informed Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris that former Sri Lanka rugby star Wasim Thajudeen had not been driving his vehicle at the time of his death.The initial verdict was that Thajudeen had died of injuries sustained in a car accident.Tennakoon told the Colombo Additional Magistrate that the former rugby star had been assaulted before his body was dumped into the left seat of his car before the accident was staged.

      Tennakoon made this observation after performing a special judicial medical examination of Wasim Thajudeen’s badly-charred body which was exhumed three months ago from his grave in the cemetery in Dehiwela.

      Colombo Chief JMO Ajith Tennakoon yesterday informed Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris that former Sri Lanka rugby star Wasim Thajudeen had not been driving his vehicle at the time of his death.The initial verdict was that Thajudeen had died of injuries sustained in a car accident.Tennakoon told the Colombo Additional Magistrate that the former rugby star had been assaulted before his body was dumped into the left seat of his car before the accident was staged.

      Tennakoon made this observation after performing a special judicial medical examination of Wasim Thajudeen’s badly-charred body which was exhumed three months ago from his grave in the cemetery in Dehiwela.

      Tennakoon said Thajudeen’s death had been caused by the infliction of multiple injuries to his legs, neck and stomach, the severity of which had been aggravated with injuries caused by the fire when the car had been torched. Thajudeen may have died a few minutes before the car was set ablaze or just when it was being torched, Tennakoon said. The entire disclosure made by the Colombo Chief JMO to the Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris on the charred remains of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen after it was exhumed is as follows.

      1. The parts of the corpse that was exhumed and the samples that had been kept at the JMO office were identified as that of late Mohammad Wasim Thajudeen. This was further proved and ascertained through DNA tests carried out on the samples taken from the victim’s remains and after having examined and re-examined x-ray photos taken both before and after the victim’s death.

      2. From the parts of the corpse that was exhumed there were only dried bones. Smooth particles were not found on the bones.

      3. We found the fractures at the higher and lower sections of the bone. These fractures are horizontal. In our opinion, these horizontal fractures, in both thigh bones, are on the same level, and cannot occur in a motor accident. These fractures can only have been caused through repeated blows with a blunt weapon.

      4. The head injury might have caused the victim to lapse into an unconscious state.

      5. The bone below the knee of the left leg was also broken. We believe that this was caused by assault. Examination of the car showed us that it had not met with a motor accident.

      6. The wounds on the chest and the neck looked as if they were pierced with some object. The wound in the neck had pierced the Oesophagus (windpipe). The pole to which the steering wheel is attached or the lever on the pole cannot cause such a wound. Therefore we believe that this was caused by a blunt weapon.

      7. There had been heavy bleeding from the wound on the lower neck. This can be the wound that was the cause of death. However, we are not one hundred per cent sure because the body was burnt.

      8. According to the photographs taken by officials from SOCO and CID, the body was in the front passenger seat. Also, it had turned towards the left door. If this incident occurred when the deceased was driving it would have been impossible, given the nature of the wounds, for him to move to the passenger seat. He could not have been thrown to the passenger seat.

      9. Considering all evidence we believe that the deceased was not driving when the accident took place. The victim was placed in the passenger seat after he was assaulted. He was placed and the perpetrators had then stage-managed what appeared to be an accident.

      10. We believe that death was caused by injuries to the leg, neck and the chest and subsequently by the effects of the fire. Therefore, the fire occurred right before his death.

      11. There was no carbon monoxide found in the first blood sample taken at the post-mortem. However, in the first post-mortem report it is said that they suspect that there might have been carbon monoxide in the blood. The blood samples were taken from the chest cavity and the abdomen. If the blood was from the wounds before the fire was caused, there cannot be carbon monoxide in these samples.

      According to Tennakoon’s as well as the panel of medical experts’ opinions and observations related to the bone samples and bone fragments obtained from Thajudeen’s body, which have since been lost (previously the authorities had been warned to ensure safety of that evidence) are:

      1 Two thigh bones and some parts of the sternum were not among the body parts which were exhumed.

      2. In the last post-mortem, the Chief Judicial Medical Officer Ananda Samarasekara writes in the last paragraph of the 14th page that “I have asked to place the above-mentioned bone samples in the deep freezer in our institution.” However, these bone samples could not be found. There was no evidence of action taken to ensure the safety of that evidence.

      3. Both assistants who took part in the first post-mortem said they were not instructed by the three doctors to hold the bone samples. The procedure of the institute is to label such samples, number them, record the samples, and place them in the deep freezer under the supervision of laboratory officials.

      4. Although we inspected all deep freezers and freezers that held corpses, we could not find the bone samples.

      5. Dr. Samarasekara visited the institute with CID officials on 30 September but he could also not find the samples.

      6. We believe that, after considering all the evidence, the two thigh bones and chest bones were not held at the institute. The final report of the examination, after his body was exhumed, was issued with the signatures of the Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer, Ajith Tennakoon, Dr. N. Perera and the Additional Judicial Medical Officer N.P.A. Hewage. The next hearing will be on 10 December. Magistrate Nishantha Peiris, who was taking swift action to solve the Thajudeen case was transferred on 3 November to the Matara District Court with effect from 1 January 2016 by the Judicial Services Commission.

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      Why are you taking that flag alone. Why not take the Muslim ministers with you? Because they may have to hand over the BMW on the returning journey and walk back home. Is that how you are protecting the Muslim ministers’ murders?

      Why are you taking the flag only for Thajudeen murders? Why not carry another flag to seek justice for Kumari Cooray? Is that how you protect the murders of Muslim ministers?

      Thajudeen was killed and Muslim ministers were protected from their kill. You are not ready to give and take. You want the cake and eat it too.

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      These Muslims are all the same. They never care about anyone but Muslims. Have we seen a single Muslim condemn, criticise ISIL or Al Qaeda or the humam rights violations in turkey. How about the Muslim drug traffikers in this country who import heroine from Pakistan ? Nothing , nada, silence

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        Rizvi, people like you who expose your cowardice label people. I join muslims from all over the world in condemning ISIS brutality. As far as I am concerned ISIS is the creation of the nations you have become a stooge to, USA and Israel with support from Wahabi Saudi Arabia and other bootlicking Arab nations. ISIS philosophy has no space in our noble religion of Islam

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        JC you must have just been born to this world, or you are someone who is deaf and blind. The ACJU and Muslim civil society has many times reiterated that ISIS and its acts are unislamic. The ACJU first did this over 2 1/2 years ago and Muslim civil society has come out with clearly condemning ISIS atrocities many times. So, wake up

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    the deal probably will be for MR to leave politics,if not yoshit arrested.

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      to the person saying nay

      MR and Ranil hold closed-door meeting
      2015-12-05 09:41:40 11 4384

      Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe held a one-on-one meeting in the Prime Minister’s office in the Parliamentary complex yesterday.

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        What do you expect from a spineless fag who is PM and a Prez who is dilly dallying? The body language of both seems far from men of character, the calibre needed of statesmen who could equal Abraham Lincoln, or of recent times – Lee of Singapore.

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        Rizvi, [Edited out]

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      No, MR will not be allowed to just leave politics. He has to leave this world if he or anyone of his was involved in Wasim’s murder

  • 9
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    Wassim Thajudeen is only one in a million. What about the rest?

  • 13
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    They should not even dream oft making deals in this matter.

    If the wheels of justice do not grind normally and fairly, people would loose trust in our legal system and its enforcers. In every country when the people see that justice is not done they take the law in to their own hands, and resort to mob justice or perhaps turn to vigilantes to do the work. This should be prevented at all costs.

    Remember Ven Sobitha’s wors in his last interview. When people arise no force can stop it.

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      Edwin: Let us be reminded that we are in Sri Lanka! Let us not forget it was Ranil then as PM directly intervened and prevented MR being arrested on suspicion of murder! What do you think – these guys, blues, reds, greens, yellows – they are a club with an unwritten rule – “you scratch my back and I scratch yours, but we will sling mud and even cow dung at each other from election platforms”

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        That is the tragedy we are facing now. There is no one to turn to for justice and fair play.

        It is interesting to note that such a situation existed in a novel by John Grisham (I forget the title), where some judges feel the same way as we and meet in secret, conduct cases and deliver judgments, which are then carried out by selected vigilantes.

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          Wish I could say woe to us, but we are the very “fools” who pander to these lowly people. God help us…..

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    The corrupt political culture nutured by the two major political parties; the UNP and the SLFP supported by their allies, over the last six decades; under which both groups did little to expose fully corrupt and criminal actitivies resorted to by the other, still remains in the country. The policy of ‘you scratch by back and I will scratch your back’ remains in practice. So real action on the wrong deeds of the former rulers could be swept under the carpet unless there is mass agitation to force action.

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    Just after the news was out in regard to the circumstances leading to the death of Thajudeen and confirmed report that his death was a murder by the bold and honourable Medical Board led by Dr. Tennekoon on 3rd December,the next day Junior Minister Ranjan Ramanayake spoke of it in the Parliament in the presence of Namal Rajapaksa, it would appear that PM Ranil W had met Mahinda R secretly in the Parliamentary Complex. We have reason to suspect that it was about the news regarding Thajudeen’s murder. It is the firm belief of the majority of the people of this country, even before the announcement made by the doctors, the he wad murdered by people connected to the Rajapaksa family and if Ranil has made a deal with the Rajapaksa’s on the matter, the outcome would be very critical for him. Yahapalanaya should not get into deals with Rajapaksas and leave justice to be decided by the courts.

  • 13
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    You cannot compromise with meting out justice. That is fundamental in a democracy. Ranil would be crazy to agree to that. Doubt he will.

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      Those engaged in politics, for their own advantages, generally try to abuse Democratic principles. It is the altertness of the civil society supported by the media that could counter attempts of such abuses. In this respect the Sri Lankan civil society and the media show an attitude of ‘non-concern’. Untill this negative attitude remains among the pople the abusues of Democratic Principles by the politicians will continue unabated. So the chances of the real culprits involved in cases such as that of Thajudeen and other well-known ones being punished would remain doubtful unitill they happen. Many in the ‘yaha palanaya’ Govt. were part of the former Govt. who cannot have been without having played a part in the events during the last Govt. or at least have some knowledge of what happened. They are under obligation to the wrong-doers for various reasons.

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    Mr Thajudeen, the innocent gentle of a giant and giant among gentlemen will NEVER get justice because there is no justice in Sri Lanka. Even the current President and PM should be named as abettors to this crime and PROSECUTED for HOMICIDE under international tribunal. Do we need closed door clandestine meetings between the Mahinda tyrant, the President and PM regarding the MURDER of this kid?

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    Well, so many other inquiries have turned out to be flops.

    9 out of the 10 “major fraud” said to have taken place has not happened. Mahinda was notoriously bad at selling himself. He just behaved like a thug but did not do anything particularly bad.

    The victim here was missing for approx 30-40 mins. It very unlikely anyone planned, executed an elaborate abduction, torture and murder within this short time.

    It happened on a Friday night in busy Colombo. How can anyone not witness such a thing too?

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      Vibushana

      do you expect witnesses to come forward and risk their lives too, when they clearly know this is a murder organised by a VIP?

      have you seen the film “no one killed Jessica”

      The fact that no witnesses came forward/frighten to come forward is itself a proof that this is a murder committed by/for people in high places.

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    Justice ? Good luck with that, in our Holy Land of Impunity.

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    “DEALS” galore under this “Yahapalanaya”. Imagine the Minister of Justice saying that he wanted to prevent the arrest of Gotabaya and did infact approached the President? The Minister of Law and Order openly defended the Avan Garde in Parliament and had to resign. The Brother-in-Law of Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse absconding the summons by the Presidential Commission and no action yet taken to trace him. The SEC “Big Man”, Godahewa “postponing” his appearance at the FCID while others involved are arrested and remanded. In “Sil Redi” case the ex Secretary of Mr. Rajapakse and Palpita granted bail in the case of Rs. 600 million “misuse” of Public Funds. In this case the DIG admitted that he was given instructions to arrest both the accused by the AG and could not do it because he was out of station. While that order was still valid, the case was brought before another courts and immediately granted bail. Now Rev. Muruththetuwa openly stating that Buddhist Priests would resort to protest if Gotabaya is taken to task. So far no one knows what happened to the ex Ambassador of Russia, a close relative of Mr. Rajapakse who is to be arrested for questioning on huge corruption allegations. No one knows how Sajin Vass was made a “State Witness” and on what “case” or on what alleged crime. It is also very likely that the ITN case of non payment for advertising by Mr. Rajapakse would go under the carpet. What happened to the ex Governor of the Central Bank – case of paying million of dollars to agencies in USA and purchase of real estate in South America, without the approval of the Cabinet; that could be an arrangement of not going through the “Bond Scam” of the present Governor. Now we know why the Prime Minister “purposely” made that “Limb” (FCID) of the Police set up “Weak” by wanting all the complains have to be referred to the Cabinet before taking any action. Even the President wanted to be informed before “anyone” is taken into custody.

    Perhaps you would have read my comment made in relation to the speech of Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse in Parliament, where I mentioned of this “ONE TO ONE” and “SECRET” meeting with the Prime Minister at the Parliamentary complex and that also timed well within this revelation of Thajudeen’s “Murder” in courts. Please wait and see; there will be many more “DEALS” and “ARM TWISTING” staged in the coming days and months that will reveal the real face of Yahapalanaya.

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      The irony was that Ranjan Ramanayake was addressing Deputy Speaker Bookiepala Thilanga Sumathipala who is also a [Edited out], who got his own catcher bumped off in Court for giving evidence against him. The assailant was caught but no action thereafter.

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    Sooner or later, justice will prevail. I believe in the saying, “innocent blood calls for vengeance”.

    One or more who committed this crime will pay. In this life or next.

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    Allah SWT is the final disposer of justice. Maithripala or wickramasinge can scheme but Allah SWT will take care of the murders of Wasim and Insha Allah, the entire family who tried to cover up will fry in hell

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    Brother Hilmy Ahamed

    Will Justice Prevail For Murdered Wasim Thajudeen:

    *** To answer your question direct let me be blunt. In my view Justice will only be meted out when the real killers are charged , found guilty and punished.

    We know the Motive
    Identity of the Killers
    but what is lacking is the resolve to bring them to justice because they are War winning Criminals.
    Just look around you. The Killer of 140,000 is roaming free with state of the art Security provided by MS & RW when he should be stripped of all this charade and put behind Bars.
    But that is not going to happen.

    Sadly Thajudin one of 140,000.

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    Well RW and MS came to power using Thajudeens alleged murder as a tool to get votes and now they dont want to do much to bring justice,this is a curse of Sri Lanka and other developing nations

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    Cracking this case is simple. Lot of Colombo Telegraph readers know who did it. The CID can call them and ask them to divulge what they know.

    Soma

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    There are great similarities to our Jaffna CSI Bisop’s near fatal attack a couple of years back. He was in the backseat reading when the driver persuaded him to drink a glass of tea. He remembers seeing 3 men with sticks above him. Then the car was found by a bus driver who knew him, to be hanging from a bridge near Chilaw. he found the bishop in the front passenger seat, dying. He had been axed on his forehead and legs. He was in a coma 9 days before he came to. He complained to Gota, no action taken yet. It is a miracle the bishop survived both the attack and his complaint. The replacement driver was family to a certain minister’s driver from an island in the North. Same style operation, North or South.

    One cannot but wonder which “defense academy” trains all these men.

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    Himili ,

    1.From what i read , in daily news , daily mirror that girl have stated multiple times publicly stated she never had any association with wasim .So how can you state that she has confirmed that it was a murder by a jealous lover ? what are your sources ?

    2. Secondly you talk about murder committed by military precision . Then you later go and say the body was the on the passenger side of the vehicle . Forgive me for asking but this was done with such military precision how could they make such amutuer error ? if i was faking an accident first thing i would ensure is that the body is in the right place , before lighting the car ?

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      Lankan, the expected the car to be completely burnt and no trace of anything left. The fire brigade was more efficient than usual and came a few minutes earlier than expected. The fire brigade was informed by a resident of park road and not the killers. Please read all reports before you come to conclussion

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    Even the Sunday Leader web page seems to be blocked today? It is also reported elsewhere that MR met RW soon after the JMO report was released. Photo shows RW in a serious mood and MR with a false smile. Apparently things are that serious.

    What ails Yahapanlana when the shaping policy is still being followed. No Justice for ordinary people at the hands of these murderous, corrupt Politikkas.

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    Questions like “what about others?” or “Why bother, this guy was only a Muslim?” are beside the point or racist.

    a) Investigation must start WHERE EVER evidence is found; any and every case must be followed up including this one.

    b) If these murderers including the VVIP are sent to the gallows actually killers of others too would have been silenced (What I mean is that these killers are likely to have killed others too).

    c) Ranil and My3 seem to have cut a deal with the Rajapaksa forces and are dragging their feet; given the evidence reveled so far (I am assuming the statements in the article, especially the report he attributes to Dr Tennekoon’s are truthful) then the two of them must be severely condemned.

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    Soma.

    100%.
    We are told that the Police Commission is in place.The next logical step is to question the suspects,same way Pillaiyan was questioned.
    If this does not happen,the Independent Police commission is still Dependent.

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    Hi Hilmy
    The timing of the body being exhumed did cause doubt in peoples minds as it was very close to elections. It is worrying that now the grapevine says that the Rajapaksas have protected themselves through bribing the necessary people in government to keep this and other transgressions quiet. Basil Rajapaksa a prime example.
    Do hope justice will prevail and those involved are imprisoned.
    Cheers
    Dhammika

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    justice will prevail when the next election is around… and they will leave you with a cliffhanger till the following election when a new edition will be released.

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      Now, Cabinet Spokesman reveals the availability of CCTV footage with CID, What is next, …………..
      “You all can see that” he concluded!
      Can it be that is all now!

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    I guess at the end some PSD or services guys will get the blame and even go to the gallows for it as their families will be multi millionaires after that. But the real culprit or culprits who instigated this foul deed will go free

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    This is about justice for all who were subjected to injustice. Hilmy’s article talks not only about Thajudeen but also about many others who were murdered by political and non-political murderers. If justice is not granted by Yahapalana of MS to all those affected people irrespective of their political affiliations and helplessness, it will be proved that MS is not different from MR. It will also mean that MS has really betrayed the people of this country by giving false promises to secure power. Then he will learn a very good lesson when he comes before the people for votes next time.

    Now the people of Sri Lanka should rally around the people for justice like Hilmy and demand justice from the government. What we demand is justice for cruelly murdered people. Any action or writing against demanding justice is immoral and a reasonable and right man will not do that.

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    Justice and fair play is a prerequisite for development of a country.

    Ranil and Mithree should give top priority for this area in their plans to develop the country.

    A dodgy Justice system will never ever allow a country to prosper and develop.

    Deliver justice mate!

    and the economy will develop very well in the proper environment where justice and fair play prevail.

    Developing the Justice system to a level acceptable by the Sri Lankan community and the international community will propel the country to a new era.

    Where people can live harmoniously and develop economically and socially while keeping our head high as SRI LANKANS.

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    Cabinet spokesman Minister Rajitha Senerth has said that the police have video evidence of the murder. Why is it not produced in court for so long. He is waiting for anura Kumara Dissanayake to make it public. What a spineless bigot. He probably made the statement to exhort some money from Yoshitha just as he did with the Avante Garde where he was paid 5 million. Why are they waiting with all this evidence. Go arrest teh Rajapaksas, Senior DIG (RTD) Anura, Shiranthi for lending the defender etc. The world is watching and Ranil will not be able to service his boys if the general public lynch him

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    Imran Khan: Do you take this Minister seriously? In my village this type of man is called “Vachalaya” and that is why he is the “Spokesman” of the Cabinet. Why is he involved in this? Let the Law Enforcement do their job UNHINDERED by these types of public announcements by “Vachalayas”. It is time for the President and Prime Minister to “Discipline” this Minister and warn him to “Keep Off” these investigation that are now being handled. His hidden agenda is nothing but to get some political advantage and build his own “image” -my foot.

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    “You cannot compromise with meting out justice. That is fundamental in a democracy. Ranil would be crazy to agree to that. Doubt he will.”

    13 persons agreed with my above response while 3 persons disagreed. That is not a bad ratio; I think the tide is turning.

    Wonder however which part of my comment didn’t go down well with the 3 who didn’t agree.

    One final parting shot: In a democracy, the votes of the ignorant and the stupid, also count!

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