Sajin Vass denies assaulting Dr.Chris Nonis
Posted on October 5th, 2014

By Mario Perera, Kadawata

 The following quotations from Tamara Kunanayakan and Sonali Samarasinghe neatly and succinctly sum up the personality of Sajin Vass and what is our national disaster.

 Tamara Kunanayakam wrote : Sajin Vass Gunawardena, the man who runs the Foreign Ministry, and Kshenuka Senewiratne, his number two, are two sides of the same coin…these top “diplomats” continue their devastation not only with total impunity, but enjoying high patronage, promotions, and financial advantages…such hooliganism (the physical assault on Dr.Chris Nonis and the eventual cover up) on the part of Sri Lanka’s top “diplomats” raises questions about the very nature of the Sri Lankan State and its state of decay,

Sonali Samarasinghe wrote: A man is often judged by the company he keeps. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is no different…President Rajapaksa’s style of choosing his advisors and close allies become even more pertinent given that Sajin de Vass Gunawardena was refused a place by Ranil Wickremesinghe when the then prime minister was told that Sajin had a criminal track record.Wickremesinghe was to advice the young man to clear his name first.

Let us not beat around the bush. A man with a criminal track record IS A CRIMINAL. Rajapakse then took over this man with a criminal track record, this criminal with a sullied name and holds him close to his bosom. Birds of one feather do flock together.

Sajin Vass’s belated denial of his assault on Dr.Chris Nonis has yet again produced the all too familiar scenario, that of turning the victim into accused and criminal. Not too long ago a man bound himself to a tree and beat himself up. Now a respected diplomat who has amply proved his worth is accused of being a liar. Adding insult to injury the man with ‘a criminal track record’ tells him to go to courts for redress, in other words go the thief’s mother for justice! His second in command, the ‘other side of the criminal’s own coin’ has lodged a complaint. An investigation has been launched against Chris Nonis on presidential orders. In other words it is Nonis who is now in the dock. His accusers have been spirited away with the presidential suite to no less a place than the Vatican. There they are wining and dining in high spirits though not the Holy One the Vatican is said to be imbued with. The criminal and his right hand are having the last laugh.

When this story of the naked aggression and assault on Dr Chris Nonis first got aired, government officialdom hid their faces in the sands like the legendary ostrich and even shut eyes, mouth and noses like the three legendary monkeys. Keheliya or Kehelmala is it? contradicted himself before the TV cameras, twisting  turning stammering and stuttering to extricate himself from a dire predicament. He even resorted to a blind man’s bluff. He called G.L (or so he said!) on his direct line, got him immediately (hey presto and GL was there in person!) and then declared that even GL did not know. Both had mysteriously arrived late for the cabinet session. They had not only arrived late but had left early too…what a strange coincidence (great minds are said to agree…)…so how would they know? So simple Dr.Watson.

The President, the public was told, had asked Nonis not to resign and that he would ‘deal with this fellow’. So he knew of what had transpired. Why would he ‘deal with this fellow’ if he never did it? Would Nonis have decided to make a laughing stock of himself before his peers on the international arena ‘for a LIE?’ Would he have tarnished his international reputation ‘for ever’ for a cooked up story? Leave alone the eye witnesses, as we live in a country where eye witnesses are ever ready to ‘turn a blind eye’ to please the man who keeps them in their luxury places. Let us concentrate on the dignity, respectability and honour of Dr.Chris Nonis. If no assault took place was it in his interest to heap opprobrium on himself? Is it worth to compare the two to ferret out the truth? – the young man, a criminal with no qualifications to hold the all prestigious job of ‘monitoring the foreign service’ and a qualified doctor, head of a prestigious business enterprise and now an honoured and highly reputed diplomat? Why compare the incomparable?

Dayan Jayatillake and Rajiva Wijesinha dared express themselves on news first and what they said so fearlessly was a total condemnation of the crowned heads of the country. The story that no physical assault occurred was never advanced at the time that accusation was made. Government officials of all ranks were only trying to flee the scene of the crime like any common criminal would do. The accused was to make a press statement at a hastily arranged press conference. When all was on foot for the event to take place, lo and behold it is decided that he accompany the Prez to the Vatican! Surely the man knew that a press conference would not end in a jiffy given the tremendous public interest in the matter. So was it a last minute decision to whisk him away from prying eyes to buy precious time and to concoct a face saving explanation. Was it a plot by the man in the red scarf to safeguard his nearest and dearest? It would undoubtedly seem so. The wording of Sajin Vass’s statement of denial is very strongly reminiscent of Mervyn Silva’s language.

Just last night Mervyn de Silva came on TV and declared loud and clear that he has not told a lie in his life. Sajin Vass said the same in his message from no other place than the Vatican the sanctum of Truth. ‘Tell others who our leader are, and we will be told what our country is”. This is an accursed land. Darkness is on the face of this land. Darkness has become such a permanent feature that we are compelled to take darkness for light.

What has this nation become? The dregs have inundated and filled the cup that is Sri Lanka. The rulers have even dared take their stench to the Vatican. No amount of papal visits can cleanse us. No amount of canonizations can remove the filth we are bathed in. A daylight murderer was seen off to Singapore by the high and the mighty, kept going in Singapore with astronomical sums of money that defy the imagination, brought back, reinstalled in his pristine glory.

Everything about the damned country STINKS and that stench has long since gone beyond the frontiers of the bearable. Remember what J.R.said: that the only thing the executive presidency could not do is to change a man into a woman and vice versa. But now even that is happening. No manliness, no womanliness. Man and woman Sajin Vass  and Kshenuka Seneviratne are two  sides of the same coin, the coin of monstrosity.

Judgment has gone to brutish beasts and men have lost their reason. King Monstrosity rules this land. Murder, rape, rowdyism, thuggery, lies, cheating, deceptions is THE ORDER OF THE DAY. It is not the exception to the rule, IT IS THE RULE. What has this nation become? Where is our sense of shame? The rulers have even dared take their stench to the Vatican. No amount of papal visits can cleanse us. No amount of canonizations can remove the filth we are bathed in. A daylight murderer was seen off to Singapore by the high and the mighty, kept going in Singapore with astronomical sums of money that defy the imagination, brought back, reinstalled in his pristine glory. Now everything has been planned and executed to reinstate a man ‘with a criminal track record’ who revels in criminal deeds.

What is in question now is no more the nature of the ruler and his cohorts. The dregs have spilled over the brim. What is now in issue isthe very nature of the Sri Lankan State and its state of decay, The ‘vijaya bhumi’ the ‘udara bhumi’ the ‘uthum rate’, the land of the Lord’s predilection is ruled by criminals posing off as angels of light. What else can one say to the unjust ruler but: Low art thou fallen Satan son of morning; a star fallen from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit…the bottomless pit one should be ashamed to call Sri Lanka.

What can we hope for when everything seems so hopeless?  We can only have resort to imagination. We can then watch the tumbrils rumbling along as they once did in the streets of Paris taking the crowned heads with red scarf or without to the guillotine and clap as the heads fall to vent our burning frustrations. And then we will wake up with a jolt to face the nightmare, the quagmire that is the same stench filled reality that is our national life.

Mario Perera

16 Responses to “Sajin Vass denies assaulting Dr.Chris Nonis”

  1. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    Dear Mario
    You said it in no uncertain terms. We should translate this letters into Sinhala and distribute in Sri Lanka during the forthcoming presidential elections

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Well said Mario.

    However, Sonali Samarasinghe also known as the 13-day-bride cannot be trusted.

    “A man with a criminal track record IS A CRIMINAL.”

    Absolutely. And that makes Ranil W a criminal too; a mass murderer. So Ranil asking Sajin to come clean is a JOKE! IF Ranil is going to make use of this situation and going to become president, then there is no worse hell than that.

    We can only IMAGINE a leader who will come from god-knows-where and come to power god-knows-how and save SL. But we should not be scared to imagine.

    In a way it is good Sajin pricked MR’s balloon. MR should at least now realize, he is PASSED EXPIRY DATE. Handover to GR and gracefully retire.

  3. helaya Says:

    Sack this bugger. Mr. President if you do not take stern action that will be the beginning of your downfall. People have forgotten the war. Remember what happened to Jaya Lalitha.

  4. AnuD Says:

    President also invited Pope. that is to help his Catholic family as well as to get the Catholic votes.

    What will pope do when he comes here ?

    See how many white collar and blue collar criminals, thugs, drug lords are associated wit the presidents. People still don’t want to understand the reality.

  5. douglas Says:

    “Sack this bugger”. by Helaya. That “bugger” has been taken to be presented to the Holy Pope in Vatican for a “sacrament”.

    If our President is to “sack the buggers”, I wonder how many will be in his company.? He will be without any, I am sure. Our President is now a “God Father” and rules through the “Family”; “Relatives”, “Friends”, “Goons” spread out in his Government and the Official Opposition. There is no one in his company who could be sacked including CR;BR;GR;NR and whole lot of other “hangs on”. Don’t worry “HE” knows how to handle them and will continue. Even the “Foreign Service” has been filled with such people. We have seen the list of those people recently placed in Parliament. Even the people who have been found guilty by courts and fined are in that service. One such person is the , then “media guru” of the Defense Ministry directly reporting to GR. Then we saw its “monitoring MP” another “Drug Baron” who even got involved in a gang fight that killed one of President’s advisers. He has a Prime Minister who took another “Big Time Drug Baron” from Pakistan to sit with him for lunch at his private residence. Every day we hear of this “Drug Lords” are apprehended and a “massive catch” was taken into custody. Do we hear what happens to them?. Some even manage to “escape” police custody. Container loads of drugs are passed out of the Port and Customs with the direct influence of those in “High Power”. Casinos too will come soon, because even a Secretary to a Ministry is a holder of “Casino Permits”. That “Permit Business” is a “Limited Co.” affair and it has become the “darling game” of those in power. The “Big Wigs” in that businesses of Drugs and Casino are close associates and the “foundation stone” for a real “Mafia” has been laid, though, yet in its infancy stage,but growing fast to be a “fat, big” monster, under the “Big Lords”. Even the “Official Opposition” is now ruled and manged by the “God Father” and everything is in place for long time and perhaps for ever “RULE”. What more you need: “People; Money; Defense and Iron Fist” all are in place and nothing to worry. So under such conditions, there is NO SACKING but only ELIMINATION is the name of the game.

  6. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    Angry President Accepts Nonis’ Resignation after Sajin was not allowed to meet the pope ( Colombo Telegraph)
    An infuriated President Rajapaksa on Friday accepted the resignation of Chris Nonis as Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in the United Kingdom. His acceptance came from Rome where he had visited the Vatican on a special flight to meet Pope Francis.
    Rajapaksa was furious that Nonis, a dyed in the wool Catholic, had persuaded Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith (who also went to Rome) not to allow Sajin Vass Gunawardena, Monitoring MP for the Ministry of External Affairs, to meet the pope. This is when Rajapaksa, Chief Justice Mohan Pieris, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris and a host of others had an audience with the Pope.
    Vass Gunawardena, though he was part of President Rajapaksa’s delegation, was thus prevented from meeting the Pope. This angered Rajapaksa and he ordered G.L. Peiris on Friday (the day he called on Pope) to accept Nonis’ resignation.
    The news came just a day after the Information Department in Colombo announced that there will be an inquiry into the incident where Nonis was slapped and into a complaint by External Affairs Ministry Secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne that Nonis abused her.
    Before that President Rajapaksa ordered all the Colombo media to blackout the incident to save Vass Gunawardena. Even official spokesman and media minister Keheliya Rambukwella who first admitted the incident at a news conference later spoke to G.L. Peiris on his mobile phone. After Peiris denied there was any such incident, like a parrot Rambukwella repeated the same remarks. As a result, there is more mud on the face of the government.
    One UPFA Minister said Sajin Vass Gunawardena will be allowed to continue. “Don’t be surprised if he is made Deputy Minister of External Affairs. Bad eggs get promoted whilst others are used like condoms and dropped,” he said.
    It was Colombo Telegraph that initially disclosed the attack on Nonis by the Monitoring MP for External Affairs Sajin Vass in the presence of External Affairs Ministry Secretary Kshenuka Senviratne in New York.
    However, despite the President’s attempts the story was eventually published in several local media including newspapers and websites but they have all withheld from naming the attacked as Sajin Vass.

  7. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    DOUGLAS !! Your last line says it all. God Father will face another MAFIA.

    Remember what happened to Indira Ghandhi ? Her own Guard put her down.

  8. AnuD Says:

    With respect to what LORENZO said.

    Mahinda Rajapakse is destroying the country for his benefit and for his family’s benefit. I don’t think make it up for what Sinhala buddhists lost and are losing.

    Mahinda Rajapakse is becoming a threat to Sinhala-buddhists far far more than what Pabakaran was.

    Believe me, Watch what will be happening.

    Interest free car loans and free Lap Tops will not make you happy for the long run.

  9. AnuD Says:

    Who Sajin was then.

    born a crook.

    that says a lot about Mahinda Rajapakse.

    Mr Sajin Gunwardena, A Classmate reveals an unkonwn part of his life
    Saturday, 4 October 2014 – 5:14 PM SL Time

    This was what Mr Gunawardenas Class mates say about him

    Sajin Vas studied at Royal College . Now He is a member of the Group of 92 ,That means he should have left the College after completion of A/L in the Year of 1992. How ever he couldn`t Pass his GCSE so he had to leave the College well before that.

    In the year of 1985 He was in grade 6 and the Class was in fact 6C .Class teacher was Mrs Dombepola,Who used to teach Buddhism and Sinhala. His class was located in the old wooden building behind the hostel and the junior canteen. I was also in the same class with him

    During this period Sajin showed all the basic qualities to become carer fraudster and not a well-educated gentleman . He collected rupees 10 from almost all the class mates in order to arrange an exhibition item for the Royal college 150th celebrations but he failed to arrange any exhibition after collection of the funds and failed to refund the funds to his classmates.

    Even today , 29 years later I clearly remember how Mr Goonawardana wanted to humiliate students who entered to his class by year 5 scholarship, simply for the reason that they could not speak English like Mr Gunawardana and they were from rural areas and not from Colombo 7.
    Mr Gunwardena used mostly used the word GODAYA to call his classmates ,who entered Royal college by year 5 scholarship.

    Although Mr Gunwardena was one of the posh student, he was among poorest preforming students in the Class.
    Mr Naresh De Soyza,

    Shivantha De Soyza( son of Chulaka De Soyza of Associated Moterways)

    Udaka Damith Liyanapathirana (I T Engineer)

    Manik Attygala (Then D I G Attugallae son)

    Dr Ravihansa Lekamge (Consultant gynaecologist Manchester Hospital)

    Attorney at Law ,Solicitor Anuradha Kiralawella ,

    Mahinda Ferdinando ,

    Dilan Perera

    were some of the best performing students among his class mates in the grade 6 C.

    Even he was 12 years old during this period he was not able to read or write anything in Sinhala ,

    I still very clearly remember this incident,
    Then Mathematics teacher Mr Karunasena (Kota Karu from Kottawa )one day brought Sajin to the black board and asked him to write TWO WORDS ON THE BLACK BOARD


  10. Nimal Says:

    Perhaps the dispute here might be where honorable Dr Nonis may have objected to the High Commission been used to get visas to UK for diplomatic work for undesirable people?
    President visiting that fellow one Silva accused of murdering a party MP in Kollonawa in his hospital has upset av lot of party workers and now this affair,not forgetting the gangster who murdered the British tourist,down South.I see all channels in starting giving religious programs in the morning when people have scant regard for others.
    I realized how the party workers and faithful felt at the recent elections at Badulla and the recent elections at the central province,a couple of years ago,where someone hit me on the head.
    He is going about the wrong way to get the catholic vote.

  11. . Says:

    douglas Says:
    October 5th, 2014 at 4:39 am
    We know what Dr. Nonis’s predecessor did when she was the HC. Why was she removed from there and placed in Geneva? Who wanted her out? We also know what she and her husband did in Geneva. The real estate work done in Geneva etc. are all disgusting. Also we know how she got rid of Palitha Kohana and also how she is now going after him to get into his shoes. In all that this Sajin is the “Master Crook”. This space is not enough to detail out such manipulations.

    As far as Dr. Nonis’s work in UK is concerned, we know he had a good start and his “networking” extended beyond any doubt to establish our dignity that was tarnished. We also know how and why the so called Tamil Diaspora got terribly disturbed and very surreptitiously started a campaign to discredit him and his activities. We also know how some Tamil Diaspora members appearing in Sinhala names posting comments through CT discrediting him and his activities. Now the campaign against him is directed at his religious affiliations and that also well crafted and many fall for it. I salute Cardinal Ranjith for timely action taken in Vatican to keep these “bastards” out of the sight of his Holy Father.

    In the end “plot” hatched earned its desired and directed results. The “Winners” are taken to Vatican to receive their “sacrament”. We never learn.

  12. Sarath W Says:

    By accepting the resignation of the victim, Hon Dr Nonis the president has made the biggest blunder in his life. Protecting a criminal thug has made him a criminal and a coward in the eyes of many including his staunch supporters like me. It is not too late for the president to clear his name. He has to sack this thug Vaas Gunawardena and others Likes Mervin Silva and all the crooks in the provincial councils. The Presidential election is due soon and I am worried this will result in electing a western backed puppet who will destroy our hard fought freedom.

  13. Nanda Says:

    This is just 1 incident.
    Many other incidents happened already which clearly shows and proves uselessness of MR.
    However, what is the alternative ?
    The way it is moving , RuniNil will have some chance this time.
    We cannot allow that.
    We should therefore rally to change the leadership to GR by removing incompetent MR.

  14. Nanda Says:

    “By accepting the resignation of the victim, Hon Dr Nonis the president has made the biggest blunder in his life.”

    – I don’t think so. Biggest blunder is the way he treated daylight murderer Duminda Silva.
    before that his firendship with MoreWin Silva.
    Treatement of other merderous PC memebers.

    Safe keeping of Pallath Sabha is the king mistake we should never forgive this bugger.

  15. Marco Says:

    Tamara Kunanayakam could not have put it more succinctly

    “At a crucial juncture in the history of our country, when unity and cohesion are national priorities, and credibility and allies international priorities, such hooliganism on the part of Sri Lanka’s top “diplomats” raises questions about the very nature of the Sri Lankan State and its state of decay,

    It is urgent that the parliament, the parties that represent the people and the people themselves put an end to this public humiliation of the nation, if the country’s sovereignty, independence, and dignity are to be defended.”

  16. radha Says:

    Ofc this b***ard would deny even his own birth, would make black white, and white black.

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