SRI LANKA NEEDS NO MORE TRAITORS – Has UNP forgotten how it killed 44 intelligence officers?
Posted on June 24th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge

The Sri Lankan military has announced that they have received information that certain politicians are attempting to divulge names of intelligence units and pin blame on them for the Aluthgama debacle in an obvious effort to create distrust and bring further chaos. It smacks memory of Aturugiriya and reminds us of how UNP for cheap publicity ended up exposing the entire intelligence of the army and killing 44 intelligence personnel. Are we to see another betrayal of men who have sacrificed their lives for the nation by some unworthy politicians is what the country must now ask and it should not be too difficult to guess who the culprits may be or the political party they belong to either. While, politicians are welcome to sling mud at each other, wherever and whenever they like making a spectacle of themselves, they should leave people who are committed to serve the nation from being exposed. These intelligence officers who are both serving military personnel as well as people belonging to the minority community have given their lives to serve the nation. The politically motivated Millenium City raid compromised HEROs of our time. We do not need traitors in Parliament to make petty political gains by exposing their names in a bid to create dissent within the intelligence.

Let us not forget what the UNP did in exposing intelligence officers.

  • December 2001 the UNF led by Ranil Wickremasinghe wins Parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka.
  • On 2nd January 2002, Kulasiri Udugampola of the Sri Lanka Police raided a safe house kept by the Directorate of Military Intelligence, arrested the intelligence officers and immediately invited electronic and other media. Udugampola showed the whole country the weapons of the army unit and published the names of the military operatives and informants attached to the unit. The safe house was presented to the public as a hideout from which the army purportedly planned to assassinate high-level leaders of the United National Party, including then Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.
  • The allegation was first made by Charitha Ratwatte (UNP Chairman) and Daya Pelpola (UNP Vice Chairman) in November 2001.
  • The Sri Lanka Army Commander was Lional Balagalle. IGP was Lucky Kodituwakku.  Defence Minister Tilak Marapana. Defense Secretary was Austin Fernando.  Minister of Internal Security was John Amaratunga
  • President Kumaratunga appointed D. Jayawickrema, a retired Judge of the Court of Appeal to inquire into and report on the raid. The report, released in December 2003, labelled Udugampola’s action “illegal and immoral”. He was demoted to the rank of ASP.
  • A Supreme Court judgement delivered in January 2004 stated that the fundamental rights of the soldiers had been violated and ordered ASP Udugampola to pay a sum of Rs. 50,000 LKR each to five of the LRRP operatives, S. H. Nilam, P. Ananda Udalagama, H. M. Nissanka Herath, I. Edirisinghe Jayamanne and H. Mohamed Hilmy. The State was ordered to pay Rs. 750,000 each to them as well.
  • In March 2005, ASP Udugampola was interdicted and arrested – In the eyes of the public, Kulasiri Udugampola stood accused of compromising State secrets.

Excerpts from the report

  • “..ASP Kulasiri Udugampola backed up with political patronage stopped these covert operations and betrayed this gallant unit and allowed the LTTE to go on a killing spree of the Army operatives and informants who were involved in covert operations. It was total betrayal and absolute treachery to the nation,”
  • “…the Government, the Prime Minister and the ministers concerned, the then IGP Lucky Kodithuwakku, his successor T.E.Anandarajah and all other senior police officers are responsible for the illegal act of ASP Kulasiri Udugampola,”
  • “On the totality of the evidence, this commission finds that there were no compelling reasons whatever for ASP Kulasiri Udugampola to raid the Safe House at Millennium City, Athurugiriya or to take further action in the manner he did in taking into custody of the Army personnel.”
  • With the exposure of the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol unit of the Sri Lanka Army the LTTE hunted down each name and killed them mercilessly one by one with UNF Government offering them NO protection for the service they had rendered to the nation.

None of the UNF heads tendered an apology for helping to bump off 44 officers endangering national security falling prey to rumors. The UNF stands guilty of not only exposing these patriotic and daring officers but subjecting them to humiliation and torture by policy thugs headed by Udugampola. They were treated as common criminals and pleas by even the army chief had been rejected. Does John Amaratunga remember any of these unpardonable acts, we wonder. What was UNF leaders thinking in giving away vital information just to please the LTTE and what did they get in return?

It calls to mind how over 600 police officers were asked to give themselves up to the LTTE and one by one each were massacred by the LTTE. This occurred again under a UNP Government.

With the announcement by the Sri Lankan military we now wonder what other mischief this same party is up to.

Its vote base of course must now arise for no UNP voter would wish to expose the nations intelligence unit again knowing the debacle that happened after Aturugiriya raid. It is unpardonable that politicians would even consider making a similar expose. This is not what the UNP voters expect of their politicians and the voters must make this known.

When the country is facing numerous threats we demand that our politicians enjoying plush lives at the expense of the tax payer do not jeopardize the nation and its citizens once again. We do not wish to subject another set of people’s lives to ruin and reverse the hard won peace gained. We expected much from the politicians after our brave war heroes gave us victory over the LTTE. We do not wish to have that hard won peace reversed by petty good for nothing politicians.

Voters must ensure that support for politicians is given on the basis that they do not betray the nation, its armed forces and the people. The National Security of the Country must Come First.


17 Responses to “SRI LANKA NEEDS NO MORE TRAITORS – Has UNP forgotten how it killed 44 intelligence officers?”

  1. Senevirath Says:

    What was the punishment given to kulasiri udugampola and those were responsible.
    why cant mahinda take action against those traitors

    is this kulasiri udugampola was related to that murderer D.I.G Udugampola who killed youth during J.V.P TIME.


  2. Lorenzo Says:

    SL should introduce DEATH PENALTY for proven traitors.

    Otherwise treason will NOT be deterred.

    Agree with Senevirath.


  3. Leela Says:

    අප වැනි උපන් ගෙයි යූ එන් පී කාරයෝ තම පක්ෂය අතහැර බොහෝ කල්ය. දැන් යූ එන් පී එක බදාගෙන ඉන්නේ රෝසීලා ඉයන්ලා වැනි ඉවැන්ඡලිස් සර්පයින් සහ කරූගේ සුද්දන්ට වදින කොලොම්බියන් බුඩිස්ලා බව තවම ගමේ අය හරියටම දන්නේ නැත. එ්ක දැනගත් දාට යූ එන් පී යට ඉතිරි වන්නේ මන්ගලගේ ගල්ගෙඩි දෙක සහ LeN එෙකේ කොර ටෝක් සහ පච ටෝක් විතරය. ෂෙනාලී අපට මතක් කර දෙන්නේ ඉවැන්ඡලිස් ක්‍රියාන්විතයේ මූලික වටයයි.

  4. jayasiri Says:

    As we live abroad much of this comes as a surprise & anger. UNP leaders of all stripes should bare full responsibility for these & keep away from POLITICS in Sri Lanka.

    This may be the very reason this man called RANIL behaving like a school kid with no responsibilty for his ANTI-LANKA activities. In another country such people are barred from even TRYING TO get into politics, let alone contest for the PRESIDECY.

    Thanks Shenali for enlightening us folks who were abroad & not quite up to the mark in Sri lankan politics. NOW ofcourse we take much interest as many forces within & abroad are planning to discredit our motherland. There are NGOs reaping the benefits & behaving like TRAITORS…..It is time HE President Rajapaksha bring in laws to PUNISH the guilty & bar them them from seeking office………J

  5. Sirih Says:

    Well, traitor is ex port minister and reputed taylor that comes from Mathara

  6. ranjit Says:

    I thank you Shenali for writing articles like this and exposing our true traitors to the Motherland. I learned so many things from your articles.You have become a teacher to some who do not know most of the things what is happenening in our small tiny nation.

    True traitors to our nation is none aother than UNP,TNA,JVP and some who called themselves politicians who havent got even 100 votes in the last elections. These Hynas were paid by International Mafia like America,British,Canada and other so called International community. Tell me have they done anything good to the world except destroying everything in their path. They destroyed Pakistan,Iraq,Afganistan,Libiya,Egypt, Tunisia, Siriya and how many people have lost their lives,homes, etc. They have killed innocents in millions and they cry when 4 Muslims die in our country. These hypocrits are the ones who pay our traitors to get rid of our President. Mangalaya and the cronies in UNP will not have any place in our society anymore. They helped to kill our heros once and now again they are trying to do the same.Mangalaya must be arrested.He is a threat to the nation and to our Forces. They do openly and our President and the Govt must act now without waiting till they take our country back to a blood bath.

    We should not be afraid of Tamils or Muslims. They cannot do anything but not all there are some who wants to create something and drag our country back to those dark days. We have to be vigilant. Jihadist are evil same as LTTE terrorists.Thewy do not respect anybody or anything except kill therefore we must be strong and act without fear. We Sinhalese Buddhist NO FEAR anyone except the truth. Sri Lanka is not the President’s private property and he cant do everything alone.He must have the support of all faiths and religions to overcome the difficulties we are facing today.So let’s give him the support and teach these cowards and traitors a lesson in the coming General elctions by rejecting them in wholesale. Traitors go to hell and may the good people go to Heaven.

  7. Nihal Fernando Says:

    Firstly, Thanks Shenali for your article!

    Taitors are as dangerous as terrorists. Probably, more dangerous since they have no self-respect, no rectitude, they will offer themselves to anybody for anything. Awamangala is one of them. Are all the traitors homosexuals? One should ask Rani-l. These people will never do any good to this country where they were born in. They physically dysfunction, mentally sick.

    The punishment for the traitor who betrays the motherland should be death or castration. I do not think that castration will work on them because they do not have b—s on them. Better to finish them off.

  8. Ratanapala Says:

    All those who allow traitors to go unpunished too are traitors for they allow traitors to live another day and keep on carryout further traitorous acts. Full force of the law should be applied to those who were responsible for the Aturugiriya betrayal. The delay to this day is a slur to the memory of these Ranaviruvoes.

    These traitors are now, trying to convert Sri Lanka too, to another Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. We must find pictures of these countries before “democracy” and “after democracy” for the whole world to see the benefits of bringing western democracy and human rights. This is their conspiracy to bring about regime change and destroy Sri Lanka. As long as they can come to power, the rest doesn’t matter at all!

    Shenali we need pictures of “Before” and “After” regime changes.

  9. douglas Says:

    Shenali: You said: ” In March ASP Udugampola was interdicted and arrested”.

    Could you please tell what happened to the case and where he is today. If you read the comments you would observe that many of our expatriate patriots want more information.

    This, then DIG Udugampola, the, “TRAITOR” cum “STOOGE” of Ranil came all the way from Kandy to do that “DIRTY JOB”. Please give an update of him as at date.

    Thank you.

  10. AnuD Says:

    JRJ enacted laws retroactively.

    Why those politicians, who tried to destroy Sri Lanka by giving SPY -name lists to the warring enemy party, are not prosecuted now ?

    Even if they try to expose now similar lists by using the parliamentary privileges, they are traitors to the country. Why they are not arrested and prosecuted. Old days they had to give their heads.

  11. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

  12. Samanthi Says:

    I don’t believe in March 2005, ASP Udugampola was interdicted and arrested.
    When S.B Dissanayake left Chandrika’s govt and joined Ranil’s party and became a minister in the UNF govt led by Ranil, Kulasiri Udugampola became S.B’s personal body guard and went around the country giving protection to S.B in his political campaigne. Nothing was heard about him after that.

  13. Lorenzo Says:

    Muhammad Watareka has been arrested by police for giving a FALSE statement to police.

    He is the paramour of Michelle Sison the US ambassador. She is really worried about injuries to his vital organs – vital for GOOD US-SL relations.

  14. Nanda Says:

    How about electronic traitors ? calling Mohamed Vijitha “moderate Buddhist Monk” and Ganasara Thero ” Extrimist Buddhist Monk”.
    Lankapage has become “moderate” by cutting the ලිංගයේ කොන !

    Shame on you!

  15. Nanda Says:

    Michelle Sison has more illicit boyfirends , all against the government. This woman must be asked to leave.

  16. douglas Says:

    Samanthi: You are correct. Nothing has happened to him. He is free of all sins. That is why I asked Shenali to “investigate” and let the readers know. So with another Police “Big Man” named Cooray who transported a “bomber” to kill a Minister of this Government. Do people at least talk about the case?

    Now Mangala is being “investigated”. Do you all think he will be “dealt” with according to the Law of the country?

  17. Samanthi Says:

    Hi Doug,

    As Iridha Divaina defence column recently revealed, Cooray is in jail.
    I think the information is correct!

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