Conspiracy to assassinate Sri Lanka President: - Thirty seven in custody

  • 3 Feb 2010 22:34:56 GMT

    You think so, don`t think it matters much who`s in charge, they all make a bloody mess out of it.

    It`s just more of the same.

  • 4 Feb 2010 04:18:38 GMT

    [A Rs. 800,000 contract had been given to supply arms and an advance of Rs.150,000, had been paid, Police said.Investigations also revealed that the person who booked 70 rooms in a hotel in Colombo had not given the correct name and address to hotel owners.

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    Just 1 million Rs worth of weapons to assassinate the President who has 3,000 personal security. Man, things are going pretty cheap these days in Sri Lanka.

    Just Keep eating Punnaku given by Rajapakse family , in decades to come Sri Lanka will have only Buffaloes and Oxen.

  • 4 Feb 2010 05:29:56 GMT

    [Heavy underworld drama at the President s Office

    `The Election Commissioner was in sorry state having left behind his wife at the Temple Trees and he was also unable to make use of his phone fearing it will be tapped by the state Intelligence Service. His wife remained in the Temple Trees last night (2/2) and the EC was put under considerable pressure to accept the Presidents terms.`

    It is now confirmed, the Election Commissioner (EC) Dayananda Dissanayake and his wife were held in captivity at the President s office Temple Trees to agree to the President s demand to cover up the heavily debated election fraud that produced the favourable results for President Mahinda Rajapakse.

    According to very reliable information from a source close to the President, the Election Commissioner Dayanada Dissanayake and his wife had gone to meet the President on his invitation on Monday (1/2) evening. At the lengthy meeting, Dayananda was asked to withdraw his resignation and to make a public statement that the election was conducted in a free and fair manner without any fraud as claimed by the opposition.

    The Election Commissioner would not budge from his stand and the meeting had gone on for six hours involving the President initially and further engagement with some confidants of the President. Unable to reach a favourable agreement, the couple was not allowed to go home. Both of them were made to stay in the Temple Trees that night.

    When Dayananda was contacted by the President s contact in the following morning for a favourable decision, he was not budging from his stand. Later in the evening he was asked to go home leaving behind his wife at the Temple Trees. It is unclear whether he had gone home on his own or the officials dropped him off at his residence.

    The Election Commissioner was in sorry state having left behind his wife at the Temple Trees and he was also unable to make use of his phone fearing it will be tapped by the state Intelligence Service. His wife remained in the Temple Trees last night (2/2) and the EC was put under considerable pressure to accept the Presidents terms.

    He finally decided to relent today (3/2) and he contacted the President s office to confirm is agreement to the demands. He was met by the President s men to execute the agreement.

    With the full glare of publicity Dayananda Dissanyake went on to praise the conduct of the Presidential election and also announced that he is withdrawing his resignation.

    At the time of filing this report Mrs Dissanayake is still in captivity and it is unclear when she will be released.

  • 4 Feb 2010 10:45:48 GMT

    Mahinda Rajapakse is capable of doing anything to hold-on to power. He betrayed the country for the crown by reaching for secret deal with the tigers during the 2005 General Election. He never went for all-out war with the tigers. It was the Hela Urumaya and JVP that want to crush the tigers with the weapon. To achieve this end, the country was fortunate enough to have a military leader in the calibre of Sarath Fonseka who clean polish the terrorism without any room for regroup or resurface. Cunning Mahinda made political capital with the sacrifice of the brave soldiers and took all the credit for war victory while distancing himself from the war dengue and all the `wasangathay and mismanagement`. If mahinda is confident of his popularity why he is not `signing in the law` the implementation of 17th amendment. He will have all the election without the commission that are given powers by the 17th amendment. Dayananda Dissanayake is a shame for the high post that he holds. He must be shameful to draw the salary that were paid by the taxpayer money. This government is exploiting his weakness and benefit them. Dayananda Dissanayake is doing disservice to the country by yielding the pressure of government.

  • 5 Feb 2010 07:07:10 GMT

    Witch hunting continues, Stalinism ensue in Sri Lanka

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    Suspicion over state resignations Friday, 05 February 2010 00:39

    By Jamila Najmuddin

    The main Opposition UNP has raised suspicion over the government s decision to seek the resignation of heads of all state institutions, saying it could be an attempt to persecute supporters of former Presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka.

    UNP frontliner Ravi Karunanayake told Daily Mirror Online that even after the just concluded Presidential Election there was lack of consistency in the governing process.

    We do not accept the whole election process so obviously what happens after the election is not acceptable too. This is a political move to persecute supporters of the opposition, Mr. Karunanayake said.

    The Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga said yesterday that heads of all state institutions have been instructed to tender their resignations. Mr. Weeratunga claimed the move was aimed at reconfiguring all state institutions.

    He added that calling for the resignation was a normal procedure and it was done by the government to reconfigure the state institutions.

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  • 5 Feb 2010 23:45:45 GMT

    Easy to bring charges, to prove is another thing. A mere Brigadier here, and a Colonel there, not even one single General, not only to stage a Coup or even to think of one. A few 100 thousands rupees spent on Ammo etc and not even a Million pass through hands, what a cheap attempt to stage a Coup. If anybody believes this, I advise him to go consult a shrinker. This is utter buggery. Let them be brought to Trial. Treason is heard under a Trial at Bar in the SC not by a Jury. Hence if the SC is fairly constituted, there will be no case to answer.

  • 6 Feb 2010 01:34:29 GMT

    [ The Truth of the Armored Coup against the Rajapakshas!

    Friday, February 5, 2010

    Arrangement with Lanka News Web

    (February 05, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The media in Colombo has reports the Inside Story of the so called Military Coup against the Government , which is in the front lines of state newspapers these days. The true story is being slowly but steadily revealed through various informants within the military establishment itself.

    The Security Council for a considerable period of time has been assessing the situation in a defeat at the Presidential Elections. The modus operandi to keep power within Rajapakses has been discussed at all these meetings and the final meeting of the Security Council had taken place in the evening on 24th January 2010 just two days prior to the election.

    During this meeting it has been decided to call five battalions of the Special Forces, which was at that time stationed in the North, to Colombo. To command these five battalions, the Council has picked Lieutenant Colonel Harendra Wanasinghe, who is incidentally the son of the former Army Commander Hamilton Wanasinghe. Hamilton Wanasinghe stepped on to the political platform of General Sarath Fonseka at his Nittambuwa Rally and the insiders in Army reveals that this too has been part of this dastardly coup plotted by the Rajapakse regime.

    It was decided to bring the Special Forces to Colombo due to the excellent combat capabilities that these forces are famous for. In addition to the Special Forces, it has been decided to use Gajaba Regiment and Armoured Corps for the planned operation. The Special Forces batallions, which were brought down to the South have been placed in Seeduwa, Kuruwita, Embilipitiya, Panadura and Race Course in Colombo not to rouse any suspicions of anyone. Major General Kamal Gunaratne has been appointed as the overall commander of this special task force.

    Air Force and Navy too have been kept on full alert to face any eventuality. This entire operation has been planned in Colombo to establish a Military Regime under the Commander of the Army, in the event the President fails to make a victory in the elections going against the will of the people of Sri Lanka. If the Sinha Regiment and Commando Units of the Army joined hands with the people s power, it was decided to use the Special Forces to fight these two regiments and retain power even after a bloodbath in the capital city.

    Once the senior officers within the Army and also some of the retired officers got to know of this dastardly act, they have appealed to Lieutenant Colonel Harendra Wanasinghe not to get involved in such a coup, but Wanasinghe has told them that he has no other option than obliging the orders of the Commander of the Army and Secretary of Defence.

    Most of the officers and retired officers, who are now in custody for aiding and abetting a so called Conspiracy against the Government, are the people who have known this plot from the inception and protested the said operation. This is the only reason for them to be taken into custody and the Government has found no evidence whatsoever to substantiate any evidence of a plotted coup against the regime by these officers and civilians.

    It is also reported that the Sinha Regiment of the army is to be disbanded soon and this is the first time in the history of 60 years of the Sri Lanka Army, such a division within the rank and file has been created and the credit for this division is equally distributed between the Commander of the Army, Jagath Jayasuriya and the Secretary of Defence, Gotabhaya Rajapakse.

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  • 6 Feb 2010 08:29:20 GMT

    Leelananda, donaldcleevel, magha, Donnimal -

    This bunch of Kuhaksa still wasting time by continuing in failed tactics.

    While the fools crying we are celebrating our victory. The Donkeys of UNJVP are the rejected idiots of this country. Like their master Silly Fonny they know only one word - `Hate`.

  • 7 Feb 2010 11:11:28 GMT

    [From John D Oyly to Robert O Blake.

    Lt Col (Retd) Anil Amarasekera

    In 1803 the British were well established in the Maritime Provinces of our country. However the Kandyan kingdom was still under the rule of the Sinhalese king Sri Wikrama Rajasinha. The British Governor Frederick North (1798- 1805) was confident that he could defeat the king of Kandy with the support of the First Adikar Pilimatalawa. He therefore decided to launch a short military campaign and a British expeditionary force was dispatched under MacDowall in 1803 to Kandy, the capital of the Kandyan kingdom. However he had grossly underestimated the personal influence and the power of the Sinhalese king and the degree of support that he could generate among the people with the assistance of the Sinhalese Chieftains. When this British expeditionary force reached the city of Kandy they found that the king and his army had evacuated. However King Sri Vickrama Rajasinha s army had only withdrawn from the capital to regroup under the leadership of the chieftains in preparation for a prolonged guerrilla campaign, which was their customary tactic against invading armies.]

  • 7 Feb 2010 11:13:12 GMT

    [The British expeditionary force was besieged in the city of Kandy with a sullenly and hostile population. All British reinforcements and supplies were ambushed and prevented from reaching the city of Kandy by the Sinhalese army. When the monsoon set in sans food, medicine, supplies and reinforcements, the British expeditionary force began to suffer from disease and many troops began deserting in droves. The remaining attempted to evacuate the capital they had occupied. On the June 24, 1803 the remaining British expeditionary force that was withdrawing from Kandy was intercepted at Watapoluwa by the Sinhalese army and totally annihilated. Sri Wickrama Rajasinha and his army returned to the capital city of Kandy in triumph. The defeat was so humiliating to the British that an order was sent by the colonial secretary in Britain for all remaining British troops to be withdrawn from Ceylon forthwith. However before this order from Britain was received by Governor North, he had on his own initiative negotiated with his friend who was the viceroy in India to obtain reinforcements from India for the purpose of defending the British territories in Ceylon. Sri Vickrama Rajasinha too did not have the necessary strength to exploit his victory for the purpose of driving away the British from Ceylon.

    Sir Thomas Maitland (1805 1811) who succeeded Fredrick North was more cautious and did not want to engage in hostilities with the king of Kandy. He instead followed a different strategy of waiting for the correct opportunity for a regime change. First Adikar Pilimatalawa with whose assistance the king had usurped the throne was later found to be plotting with the British to depose the king and was treacherously murdered in 1809. The king appointed Eheylepola to succeed him. His chieftains engaged the services of John D Oyly, an expert on Kandyan affairs to exploit this advantage. It was the First Adikar Eheylepola that John D Oyly befriended to destabilise the Kandyan kingdom .The king next began to suspect Eheylepola too of conspiracy. Eheylepola was summoned by the king but knowing what the consequence of such summons would be, he retired to Sabaragamuwa of which he was the Dessave or chief. The king realising it was just a matter of time before Ehelepola would deflect to join the British appointed Molligoda as First Adikar. It took D Oyly nearly seven years to create adequate dissention between the king and his chieftains through an efficient intelligence Sir Thomas Maitland sensing that misunderstandings were rampant between the king and network that also kept him updated on every move that the king made against the British. He was in constant communication with several Sinhalese chieftains who by then had fallen out with the king, as the king was becoming more and more suspicious of the Kandyan aristocracy.]