4 December, 2020

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Yoshitha Rajapaksa Further Remanded

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is embroiled in a money laundering case at the Carlton Sports Network (CSN), was ordered to be further remanded till March 10th by the Kaduwela Magistrate.

Yoshitha RFour others along with Rajapaksa, including Nishantha Ranatunga, Rohan Weliwita and two other Directors of CSN channel were also further remanded by the magistrate this morning.

Meanwhile, the bail application submitted to the Colombo High Court by Rajapaksa’s lawyers seeking his release is expected to be taken up on February 29.

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  • 22
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    It seems, an order has been made to arrest all suspects of Wasim Thajudeen *murder* immediately. Run Prince Run. Soon we will know who gace wattalappam, biscuits and tea to whom.

  • 20
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    Great news.
    Better to incarcerate him forever along with his whole family.

    • 7
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      Not even the bail application at the High Court has deterred the Magistrate from swerving from the course of justice. Very soon Sri Lanka’s judicial system can inspire hope and fairness among the people.

  • 9
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    Nice welcome if you are given bail. Moments of joy will be short-lived because Thajudeen’s ghost will get you and put you back immediately in jail for a long time. Be prepared to eat bread and pol sambol for the rest of your life if you are not hanged.

    • 0
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      Is this guy getting special treatment with the prison compound – shielded from hardcore inmates of the prison. Surprising he has not been sodomised yet!

  • 7
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    How come killing is so simple for some idiots and why they think that they can escape from punishment if they pay the right price – the price is very high at the moment and in the future no one can escape even if they are prepared to pay any amount if srilankans learnt any lesson from the last war – people have to decide whether to raise or sink, if we are idiots there are many people to force us to sink. How paranagama found out that no civilian died or is he repeating his masters zero causality – even they have added few numbers to zero after.

    • 5
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      Senthil.The juniors get embolden when you have corruption at the top.

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      [Edited out]

  • 1
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    Holiday Home, ne ?

    Gives Yo07 street cred at a future political run for office.

    He joins Pres Sirisena ( twice in Govt House ), His Uncle Basil, Vijaya Kumaranatunga ( naxelite ) et al who endured it all.

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    According to Pvithuru Hela Urumaya -(another Karumaya)leader, Yoshitha is a “Political Arrest”. Then again, according to Yosoitha’s own brother MP Mr. Namal rajapakse (the synthetic Lawyer) this arrest is a “vendetta” against his family. With all that “Public Opinion” synthetically created by these vagabonds, it is heartening to find the Legal system of the country is moving in the right – impartial and independent direction. That is a ray of hope we begin to feel. Hopefully it will continue to function in that SPIRIT.

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      “According to Pvithuru Hela Urumaya -(another Karumaya)leader, Yoshitha is a “Political Arrest”.

      I quote from Douglas’ post above. It is a statement which implies that the courts are being subject to influence by those in power.

      Can this not be taken as insulting the Judiciary? Why doesn’t the Judiciary give notice to the PHU to appear in court? Why doesn’t the judiciary make a statement as to how the Law is being meted out in the post Rajapakse era?

      If nothing is done in this regard – with a strong statement coming from the CJ himself – then, all the modayas in this land of lotus eaters (roughly 50 %) WILL eventually believe the PHU statement, BECAUSE their collective memories are very short.

  • 4
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    The arrests are made to please the people but cases cannot go beyond
    this as evidences, pages of police recordings and important files
    pertaining to most cases were all destroyed or pilfered by the henchmen
    of the strong man, while the govt.looked the other side. Death threats would have already gone to witnesses, who want to give evidence at the courts. There are so many retired officials and some still in the services are responsible for these bold acts and the govt. and law enforcement officials did nothing about it. Missing body parts of murdered Thajudeen is an example and the officials who were responsible
    for safe keeping, not questioned at length and charged and the Govt. shamelessly admits that they have no trace of them.

    The legal system in our country may be moving in the right direction but there should be sufficient evidence to prove a case. Well paid lawyers will be defending these cases and most cases will get thrown out for lack of proper evidence. So, folks, do not expect jail terms for the culprits but expect some arrests and the Merchant ward at the hospital will be the only beneficiary.There is a saying that ‘birds
    of the same feather, flock together’ and the Govt. may want to play
    to the gallery by arresting some and at the same time wants to protect the same species in the parliament. You saw with your own eyes how
    sworn enemies became friends, after the General election and they are sitting together in the cabinet & Parliament.

    • 1
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      Great deduction Lanka Watch. MOst probably you will be proven right. That is the real shame of the sri lanka we live in. Justice for SOME, does or may not apply.

  • 1
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    At least now, the law must take its own independent course to regain the confidence of the people. The law should appear to be no respecter of persons – how high or mighty. Not just remanding of the young man but, when found guilty, subject to a long prison term in accordance with the law.

    As to how these brats came across cash of over Rs.250 million is the well founded speculation a young man high in the Rajapakse regime was the key source in that sordid people-smuggling project where thousands of Tamil IDPs – denied their homes, land, assets – were forced to take illegal boats to Australasia through the very nose of immigration, Customs and Naval authorities here. The going rate at that time was Rs.2-3 million per person. That’s a lot of money – and, it had to be gainfully invested somewhere!!!!

    Backlash

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    Now as all says that Justice and the legal system moving in the right direction.
    Good can we start to arrest and prosecute the people responsible for the Batalanda Torture chambers.There is enough evidence still available in public
    forum and the people who were witnesses for this barbaric and horific crimes
    are still alive.One of those who were accused of being one of the mastermind of
    this horror now occupy the one of the Highest position in the present Yahapalanaya government

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