Rs. 200 million given to Tigers: Sripathi

  • 6 Apr 2007 00:22:41 GMT

    It should be pocket change based on what the R`Family has looted from the country.

  • 6 Apr 2007 01:55:19 GMT

    Vimukth,

    I fully agree with what you have mentioned. I too am a sinhalese. We as sinhalese had a very rich heritage and many things to be proud about. Unfortunately now we as sinhalese have no prestige in identifying ourselves as sinhalese, as today do we have anything to be proud about?

    If Sripathi and Mangala were interested in the well being of SL they should have come out with the details of this supposed deal between the PA and the LTTE long ago before MR was elected. Obviously they remained silent as they too stood to gain if the PA and MR were elected to power. An example of self before country.

    A large majority of SL politicians are self centered parasites sapping the sap out of the country with no benefit to the country. The country is full of donkeys who keep on electing these good for nothing parasites into power.

    If things get really bad in SL most of these politicians would take wing to some foreign haunt while the voter donkeys in the country will be left to face the music. The majority sinhalese idiots in the country do not understand what actually goes on around them and seem to be very happy with what is told them and shown them in the local media. It is simply a case of that sinhala proverb ` Kakuluwo natanney haliye wathura rathwenakam witharai.`

  • 6 Apr 2007 02:01:42 GMT

    Kuweni`s burning heart,stollen regime curse Sinhala people.

    What Vijaya did is in Sinhala blood its being repeated in many ways.

    Premadasa,CBK,Ranil,MR no big differance all came to power by people`s vote.

  • 6 Apr 2007 07:26:21 GMT

    [I am sinhala too]

    This says all..

  • 6 Apr 2007 07:49:58 GMT

    Have noted several persons `beating their chests` .. saying they are ashamed of Siripathi (who is a Sinhala), and like-wise ashamed of themselves. (Why do`nt they simply ignore the rascal ? What Siripathi has to say is not of much consequence).

    If those who say they are `ashamed to be Sinhala` have not the moral qualities to get over what ever they may be ashamed of (possibly they have `skeletons hidden away in their cupboards`), they could go on to `whip themselves` - if that would make them feel better.

    The average Sinhala person (in Sri Lanka) has no need to feel so despondent .. They are facing up to their daily responsibilities, and tribulations .. and getting on with their lives.

  • 6 Apr 2007 08:25:06 GMT

    [Rs. 200 million given to Tigers: Sripathi]

    Sripathi, I`m curious...how much did the Govt give to Osama?

  • 6 Apr 2007 08:51:08 GMT

    `What a sad state of affairs? This should open everyone`s eyes to the fact that both sides are equally bad. It is the people who suffer while the leaders pocket the money and destroy each other. I am appealing to everyone give up this hatred and if you can`t love one another irrespective of the race, religion etc at least live apart without harming yourself and others.`

  • 6 Apr 2007 10:34:28 GMT

    Just curious .. Did Siripathi get the figure Rs 200 million from Mangala, or the other `broker` (Tiran) ? Or, was he also one of the `brokers`, who `sealed the deal` with the LTTE leader-ship ?

    If there was such a payment to the LTTE .. the suggestion would have come from Mangala - he was after all MR`s Campaign Manager. My guess is that the initiative for negating the `potential-vote` for Ranil in the N&E came from Mangala. But when it comes to money, Mangala is no more trust-worthy than Tiran (or Siripathy for that matter). If this story of Rupees 200 million comes from Mangala, I am prepared to believe that is probably what he asked from who-ever was holding the Campaign Fund purse-strings .. actual amount paid to LTTE may have been half that.

  • 6 Apr 2007 13:23:27 GMT

    It is very sorry to hear this story from Sripathi who played a major role to elect MR as the president in the previous presidential election campaign. I personally know this guy as he worked with me in SLN in late 80`s and early 90`s. Joining as a sailor and working as a Supply Assistant in SLN he had a chance to misuse ration of sailors. He was given many warnings and punishment transfers to N-E establishments. Whenever he was transfered to N-E establishments he used to study for his attoney at law exams ignoring normal naval duties. Finally he was sacked from Navy.

    Though he completed his Alloney at Law he did not have the talent to practice his profession and like most of other corrupted politicians he too started doing politics.

    Knowing his history I don`t surprice to hear these types of fabricated stories.

    Like most of other politicisn he too have slightly misused public vehicles for his personal benefits and I don`t think he should be sent to jail for such minor offence.

    But working in a military force he must realize we must destroy LTTE and give an acceptable solution to Tamil people living this country. As LTTE demands we can`t give 43% of land and 65% of sea to the 15% of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Land and resources of the country should be reasonably shared and controlled. So at this stage what Sripathy should do is to keep his mouth closed and try to negotiate his demands in more acceptable manner.

  • 6 Apr 2007 13:28:09 GMT

    NAMO NAMO MATHA....

    Pandemonium in House over Edward

    By Arthur Wamanan

    There was pandemonium in parliament yesterday, after Deputy Railways Minister, Edward Gunasekera resigned from his post and decided to sit with the UNP.

    The UNP?s request to allow Gunasekera to speak in the House was denied by Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara due to the reason that there was no seat allocated for the parliamentarian in the opposition benches. The Speaker added that the parliamentarian should be in his proper seat when raising an issue.

    `The Speaker should be informed of such crossovers as well. This is a very difficult situation,` he said.

    Following arguments from the opposition, a seat was allocated to Gunasekera. However, the government opposed the UNP?s request to allow Gunasekera to speak in parliament.

    `Mr. Bandaranaike and D.A. Rajapakse were allowed to speak after they had crossed over,` Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

    However, the government insisted that Gunasekera should be allowed to speak after the rest of the seats were allocated accordingly after his crossing over.

    `We would allow him to make his speech if he comes to the government?s side. We would not harm him,` Chief Government Whip Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle said.

    UNP parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake stated that Gunasekera should be allowed to make a speech and thereby reveal the corruption within the government.

    Following heated arguments, the parliament was adjourned for half an hour. However, the arguments continued when the House recommenced proceedings and the speaker adjourned parliament till today.