We have vital info on Dummaladeniya bodies: Police

  • 11 Jun 2007 09:33:28 GMT

    [Villagers said they saw two Pajero vehicles in the area]

    Because there are `only two Pajeros` in Slanka it will be very easy to identify the culprits, KeliyaRambuka said to the media.

  • 11 Jun 2007 10:20:14 GMT

    There were many Pajeros belong to health dept. May be one of them.

  • 11 Jun 2007 11:55:01 GMT

    [`Villagers said they saw two Pajero vehicles in the area]

    Great, that really narrows it down. We can now deduct that it is possible, but not proven, that one of the people behind this either has a drivers license or drives illegally. That brings the number of suspects down to maybe 10-12 million.

    Seriously, I doubt if this is what they are referring to. They must have some more information if they are to claim that they possess `vital` information.

    Time will tell, and depending on who the evidence points at I am sure we will either have a cover up or lack of justice due to inability to arrest people that are outside of the physical reach of the Police and AG.

  • 11 Jun 2007 13:08:26 GMT

    The driver of the Pajero was wearing a thick moustache, Mr Rambutan did not reveal that.

  • 11 Jun 2007 13:11:55 GMT

    What is the Legacy of Percy Mahinda Rajapakse?

    Mon, 2007-06-11 02:22

    By Geoffrey Evarts

    * During the last Presidential elections, the UNP camp whipped up sentiments that Mahinda Rajapakse is a ?Sinhala nationalist? since he had the backing of the JVP and the JHU. However, most of the intelligentsia and the people who personally and indirectly knew Rajapakse discarded this view as being mere propaganda cooked up by the UNP to discredit and defeat the man who now holds absolute power. Those who knew and watched the inner workings of power believed that Mahinda Rajapakse was using the JVP and the JHU as a spring-board to power. Indeed he did. (?Pragmatic? was the word most commonly used)

    * Meanwhile, all those who voted for Rajapakse and those who didn?t, (as well as those who knew him) believed that he is a man who can steer the country from the mess it was in ?Without Abusing The Absolute Power? vested to him by the People/Executive Presidency in the manner all his predecessors did.

    * Everybody who knew and believed in Rajapakse also automatically assumed that the man who was the Human Rights hero during the JVP insurrection would protect the average citizen?s human rights.

    However in two very short years, Percy Mahinda Rajapakse has managed to prove his bitterest critics accurate on all three points.

    1) Firstly, the President?s ?War on Terror? is (intentionally or unintentionally) pitching him as a Sinhala Nationalist. Things like the increased abductions and killings of Tamils since he assumed power, as well as the recent forced eviction of Tamils from Colombo has been horrendously negative in bridging the great divide between the Tamil and Sinhalese communities. Other factors, like the forcefully excessive verification of the identity of a Tamil citizen more than a Sinhalese (Especially at a checkpoint) is increasingly angering the Tamil Community. It is actually ludicrous to think that an LTTE Terrorists (Yes the LTTE are terrorists!) will travel to the South/East/North/West carrying an ID card stating he/she is Tamil.

    Other indirect factors/questions (How many top brass in the Army, Navy, and Air-Force are Tamil?) are also tearing the ethnic fabric that enfolds Sri Lanka into shreds as well. And also as a destructive by-product, Muslims are being isolated and attacked as well!! (Displacement and then forcible resettlement is one thorn for the Eastern Muslims)

    2) Abuse of power. The President is following CBK?s footsteps when he uses his power to send Sripathy Sooriyarachchy (and other dissidents like the Tiran Alles Saga) to jail. These cases are a clear manipulation of the judiciary by the Executive. The ruler of the country is abusing power when he (slowly but surely) brings Mangala Samaraweera (his own party man) and his supporters to ruin because of dissent. The current President is also abusing power by appointing his siblings and relatives to key positions because HE thinks his relatives can do better than the people with merit. What happened to Mahinda Rajapakse?s sense of Meritocracy? (What happened to the sportsman? What happened to that Rugby player who believed in team spirit?) What about kidnappings?

    Does anybody remember the times during those heavy-handed UNP regimes when people were kidnapped and burnt to death with tires around their necks? How about the people who were shot dead and their bodies were thrown from helicopters into the sea? Where is the protection of human rights in the reign of Percy Mahinda Rajapakse??

    3) Human rights. What happened to Mahinda Rajapakse?s sense of Human Rights? Where is the Human Rights hero of ?89? Where is the man who campaigned against human rights abuses in the South? Where is the champion of people power, labour and trade unions?

    Where is the Percy Mahinda Rajapakse the people thought they knew? Where is the man who was ?Actually? pragmatic??.?

    Only one place I can think where he went.

    He disappeared under the folds of absolute power. Just like all his peers.

    - Asian Tribune -

  • 11 Jun 2007 14:53:38 GMT

    [ The nine bodies found abandoned at Dummaladeniya last Friday were sent to the Ragama Hospital for DNA tests to determine their identities.


    The Forensic Analysis of bodies of 17 Aid workers reportedly killed by the SL Army is still pending. The Independent International Group are unable to independently investigate because of impediments on the way imposed by the Govt and the politicised judiciary.

    [ IIGEP faults Commission of lacking Independence, Timeliness

    [Mon, 11 Jun 2007, 09:42 GMT]

    International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP), in a report released to the President of Sri Lanka on 1st June on the President?s Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to Investigate and Inquire into Alleged Serious Violations of Human Rights, said: `We have identified and raised a number of concerns with the Commission and the Government of Sri Lanka. We remain concerned that current measures taken by the Government of Sri Lanka and the Commission to address issues such as the independence of the Commission, timeliness and witness protection are not adequate and do not satisfy international norms and standards.` ]

    MR wants to protect the killers.

  • 11 Jun 2007 15:16:30 GMT

    [We have vital info on Dummaladeniya bodies: Police]

    Naturally, after having abducted them and then killing them!

  • 12 Jun 2007 00:55:03 GMT

    [He disappeared under the folds of absolute power. Just like all his peers.]

    I`m pretty sure that wouldn`t happen to Ranil.

  • 12 Jun 2007 10:14:15 GMT

    [Where is the Percy Mahinda Rajapakse the people thought they knew? Where is the man who was ?Actually? pragmatic??.? ]

    The only Percy I knew/know is Percy who cheers for Slanka when they are playing cricket. I sincerely believe that that `Percy` would have made a better president (note the small `p`, I never use `P` when referring to MR ) than MR.

    Compared to MR (the cunning, double standard, low grade southerner) JRJ, DB and Premadasa were 100000 times better. CBK was 100 times better.