Travel ban on Mahinda and Basil extended

The travel ban imposed on former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa has been extended further.

The Supreme Court extended the travel ban until 5th September when the case was heard today.

A motion had been filed in the Supreme Court seeking an overseas travel ban on Mahinda Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa and former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Ajith Nivard Cabraal.

The motion sought an investigation to be carried out on the individuals responsible for the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, in line with a fundamental rights petition filed before the Supreme Court.

The fundamental rights petition was filed by a group including former Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Chandra Jayaratne, former Sri Lanka swimming champion Julian Bolling, Jehan Kanagaratna and Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL). (Colombo Gazette)


  1. I don’t go behind the people because they speak my language or they have the same skin colour. I disregard religion completely. But sometimes I visit religious places for fun, like going to club or bar. I admire wise people and I support them.

    I can’t stand the people who insult my knowledge. This is why I can’t stand the western powers and their South Asian puppets. I will continue to enlighten the Russians and Chinese because they are the only powers can deal with the arrogant western monster. Every superpower falls, because they turn against their own.

    China should play according the South Asians’ mindset.

    The western powers constantly divided South Asia to keep its dominant power. The foundation has been done by the western powers, China should capitalise it. India understands its neighbourhood very well. That is why New Delhi created Tamil armed groups to achieve its ulterior motives.

    Fools act quickly when it comes to hatred. I found this reality with my own experience with Sri Lankans. I was born in Sri Lanka and I spent most of my time in libraries but I cannot influence them, because I advice how to move forward. They would act quickly, if I tell Sinhalease how to be tough on Tamils and Muslims. Likewise, Tamils would be excited, if I tell them how to get tough on Sinhalease.

    So, impossible for China to make Sri Lankans to think differently by throwing money at them. When it comes Belt and road initiative, China should not only focus on developments. It should also use divide and conquer strategy. China should use everything at its disposal to use Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s influence on the defence forces to send Ranil Wickremesinghe go home.

    When it comes to dealing with the western powers, China should continuously undermine the western powers’ moral high ground. The current situation would be different in Ukraine and Taiwan, if the Russians and Chinese have given scholarships to Native Americans, Canadian and Australian Aboriginal people and let them tell their 3rd world lifestyle to the people of Ukraine, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Likewise, the Russians and Chinese should have given scholarships to Iraqis and Libyans and let them tell their own story how the western powers destroyed their countries in the name of democracy and human rights.

    The western powers give refugee status to the people who come from developing countries and let them tell their own stories to the world. It marks easier to undermine the West’s opponents. The Russians and Chinese must do the same to undermine the western powers.

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