13th June 2017

Gota accused of being behind Mahinda’s polls defeat

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Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been accused of being behind the defeat of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the last Presidential election. Minister of Social Empowerment S.B. Dissanayake said that certain actions by Gotabaya Rajapaksa led to Mahinda Rajapaksa losing Catholic and Muslim votes.  Dissanayake said that 40-45 percent of Catholic votes the Sri Lanka Freedom Party usually got dropped to 25 percent and 15 percent of Muslim votes dropped to 2 percent as a result of the actions of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been accused of being behind the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and the hate campaign. Dissanayake said that while Gotabaya Rajapaksa played a key role to defeat the LTTE, he also created the BBS and hate crimes seen today may also have his […]

LOOK WHO IS TALKING – Racist Mahinda Rajapaksa Wants Sirisena-Wickremesinghe Govt to Stop Creating Racial Tensions and Cause Racial Conflict.

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The big laugh of the town was when the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that ”the new government should stop acting in a way that would cause racial conflict in the country”. He added that certain politicians in the government have been acting in a way which has caused racial tension within the people. Mahindas great pal and stunt master MP Wimal Weerawansa further conveyed his opinion on people of power causing racial tension within the country. Interestingly Mahinda and Wimal were supporting and protecting the racial attackers when they were in power. After the Ltte were killed Mahinda refused to implement his promised 13+ amendment to the constitution which he promised to the western leaders if he is allowed to kill more than 40,000 […]

Justice minister Mr. Wijayadasa Rajapakshe is protecting Suspect Gnanasara!

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When a powerful minister in the government inquired from IGP Pujith Jayasundara as to why Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera was not being arrested for having submitted fake medical certificates to the court of appeal and evaded courts, the police chief said, “Sir, how can Gnanasara be arrested? Our justice minister Mr. Wijayadasa Rajapakshe is protecting him.”  The IGP said further, “Big-shots in the government strike various deals. In the end, we are blamed for everything. If we are allowed to do our duty without any interference, we know what to do.” He told the minister that the attack on a Muslim business place at Maharagama was over an insurance matter. However, after he was shown by the businessman the relevant CCTV […]

Justice minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe or President Maithiri? – who is more powerful?

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”Gotabhaya would not be allowed to be arrested” says Justice minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe President has instructed the IGP to summon Gothapaya for questioning Gota remains silent in the face of CID questioning! Last Friday (02), former defence secretary Gotabhaya Nandasena Rajapaksa went to the CID as per summons and remained silent in the face of questioning by its officials, say CID sources. As his usual self, Gotabhaya has gone into a rage over the questioning, but was told by a top CID official, ‘Sir…. Please do not be angry and answer what you are asked. These officers are doing their duty. Cooperate with them.”  However, under interrogation, Gotabhaya remained silent, thinking, for nearly 20 minutes. CID officials did not disturb him, and did their questioning slowly. […]

The Govt. might be pathetic: But why the alternative is worse?

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There is a groundswell of public discontent at the government, partly due to its own inability to deliver on high expectations it set during the election, as well as due to its own misdemeanours, which at times mirror its predecessor. The former is understandable for governing requires a different set of skills (as well as luck) than those required to oppose a government. Thus it is easier to criticize the Rajapaksas’ economic model than delivering a sustainable growth. Also, it was easier to allege the former regime of corruption than prosecuting the looter of public funds. That may be perhaps because the former regime always kept a step ahead of public prosecutors. In part the government’s current misfortune emanates from the fact that it was […]

Call for foreign judges renewed

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by Shamindra Ferdinando Against the backdrop of yahapalana government repeatedly ruling out foreign judges and other international experts, including prosecutors, in a judicial mechanism to probe accountability issues, the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) would take up a report during the ongoing sessions reiterating the call for foreign judges in accordance with the Oct 1, 2015 resolution co-sponsored by Sri Lanka, former UPFA MP and Joint Opposition activist Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera told The Island yesterday. Sri Lanka reiterated her commitment to the Oct 2015 resolution promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, in March this year. The former navy Chief of Staff explained the latest developments on Monday (June 12) afternoon before leaving for Geneva to make representations on behalf […]