18 August, 2017

16 Bank Accounts Of Udayanga Weeratunga To Be Frozen Due To MiG Fraud

Colombo Fort Magistrate today ordered for the immediate freezing of 16 bank accountants in local banks that belong to Sri Lanka’s former ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga.

Udayanga

Udayanga

The order was issued after the FCID requested Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne to issue the order. The FCID is currently investigating a financial fraud case against Weeratunga, who is currently hiding overseas. Weeratunga is the first cousin of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

An arrest warrant has also been issued through Interpol for the arrest of Weeratunga.

Weeratunga is alleged to have committed financial fraud during the purchase of several MiG Aircrafts for the Air Force during Rajapaksa’s term as President. Reports say he is residing in Ukraine.

However during Rajapaksa’s visit to Thailand mid last year, Weeratunga flew to meet the former President.

The controversial MiG 27 deal was first revealed by Sunday Times Defence Correspondent and Senior Journalist Iqbal Athas in December 2006 and further exposed in The Sunday Leader then edited by murdered Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

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  • 54
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    Bloody Fraudulent and Murderous MARA Family including the extended family.

    There are still bloody fools who want to bring these Rogues and Murderers to power to Rape and pillage our Country.

    The idiocy of these idiots knows no bounds. Luckily we had 6.2 Million with brain and capacity to reasoning. Sadly the the bloody idiocy of MY3/Ranil to tame these fraudster and murderers may cost the country dearly.

    May the power above us at least save our country from these heartless creatures.

    • 30
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      What a Humbug that the Interpol was looking for Udayanga,
      The Yahapalanaya has Bluffed for the last 2 years.
      This man was travelling around meeting his crooked Family here there everywhere in the world openly in Camera or otherwise.
      Who is protecting this traitor thief ??
      Sure the Yahapalanaya in partnership with the biggest thief Protecting this man.

      • 15
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        When corrupt and uneducated clown Mr. Udayagana is caught by Interpol and return to Miracle of Modayas Sri Lanka, he will be released on bail and free to travel overseas and hide again.

        Corruption investigations are a game and big joke in Miracle of Modayas. All the Mahinda Jarapassa family of crooks – Basil, Namal baba, Goon gota are free and living high life on looted money with bank accounts all intact.

        Meanwhile poor people have to pay Massive VAT taxes to pay off national DEBT caused by Jarapassa family and cronies looting the country.

        Corruption is well protected under Ranil-Sira Jarapalanaya govt!

    • 14
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      Ansar.

      Get real, man. Dream on. Keep praying. The new lot don’t seem to be any better.

      • 5
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        Even Dr Liam Fox is back as Minister. Pirates are always glorified by the governance.Remember Sepala…these are small mercies. Once you let word fly it does not return.

      • 0
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        Sarri, I agree the new lot are not demonstrating much intent, but at least they seem to be getting their ducks in a row before discharging their artillery….. also, if roles were reversed, any wannabe prosecutor against the appachchi brigade will have found his life taken away unceremoniously from him for the privilege…

        Pity the poor folk in Lanka – it’s easy to throw barbs from across the oceans!

    • 25
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      More Drama to fool the Sri Lankan public and the International community….

      Where is the money?

      Did you give him time to move it before freezing his accounts!?

      This is how this government plays its “Game of Shape” (cover up) it has become famous for internationally….

      From time to time they just bring up something like this to pretend that they are taking action…

      We want swift action you have had plenty of time to expose the Mahinda Rajapaksas criminal network instead the time has been spent cover their tracks….

      • 22
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        They will tax the users of alcohol, tobacco, telecom and mobile services to recover the money and let the criminals safely hide their stolen monies…

        This is how this government plays its “Game of Shape” (cover up) for the criminal network…

    • 3
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      Ansar:
      The people that enjoy getting fucked and fired will always love to have these Draconian Vampire Dracula back in power….there is no pleasure without pain for these animals.

  • 30
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    Why does anyone need 16 bank accounts.
    Did the Inland Revenue probe these – has Weeratunga ever been sent a Tax Return Form?
    Does he have a Tax File at all?
    Did the magistrate probe these aspects?

    Does the FCID function in conjunction with Inland Revenue?

    • 5
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      justice,

      “Did the magistrate probe these aspects?”

      Contact the court and ask.

      My assumption is that the IRD had nothing to do with this.

    • 3
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      justice,

      “Does he have a Tax File at all?”

      Is he a resident of SL at the moment? Where is he resident for tax purposes?

    • 0
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      justice,

      “Tax Return Form” and “Tax File”?

      Did you and Rajash learn English in the same school or is there another explanation for the way you use capital letters?

      • 0
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        hmmm..what a silly point scoring.. why capital letters for Lone Wolf?

        • 0
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          Rajash,

          “why capital letters for Lone Wolf?”

          Because it is a name.

          Did you read the news about the kind of alert Interpol has for UW? It is not for arrest only for information on where he is or something like that. It is not the kind of an alert SL authorities requested. I found the news in the Sunday Times one or two weeks ago. I have no time to look for the link now.

          According to Interpol the guy is traveling in Asia (for visiting his banks?) If his SL passport(s) still have not been canceled something is really wrong. Might be using his Ukrainian passport.

    • 0
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      Is this another. HOAXWAGEN / TYRE FACTORY THEORY to fool the masses ????

  • 18
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    None of these evidences seem to be facts for handling men, politicians in power – we are fed up being unable to see these criminals being not caught by lanken or international laws why ?
    For what purpose we have to leave least respect on the politicians of the day. Just drive away MR and thugs cant please us – we also want to see them being punished accordingly. Basta.

    I am on Chemo, I wish I could see thing turning out to be a JUSTICE serving country after the new men were elected, but not CONSIDERABLY valuable towards justice seem to have achieved within last 2 years (365 x 2 days = 730 d = 17520 hours; 552 working days = at least working 4692 hours – in Europe they would have achieved all the constitutional changes and get passed)

    • 14
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      Seelawathi Jayasinghe
      Very sorry to hear that you’re on Chemo! I wish you all the best , I suspect that you live in a western nation
      which is well and good that you’ll be receiving the best medical care.
      As you and the Patriotic Srilankans living in and out of Srilanka expects a closure of this Political Drama played live day in and day out has become a COMEDY.
      Now we know for sure the Yahapalanaya had been Pussy footing or tip toeing or total subjugation to the TRAITORS Among the Parliamentarians ( Ministers and MPs) who continue to wag Tails for both sides.

      A BIG MISTAKE YAHAPALANAYA MADE WHEN THEY CHOSE THE CABINET MEMBERS SOON AFTER THE VICTORY IN 2015. TRAITORS OF THE COUNTRY BECAME THE MINISTERS AND MPS.
      A GRAVE MISTAKE WAS MADE INITIALLY WITH A MEGA SIZED CABINET TOO.
      FCID WAS TRYING OR NOT TRYING ALL THE CRIMES COMMITED BY THE LAST GOVERNMENT BECAME A NIGHTMARE AND WERE BURIED UNDER THE CARPETS BY OUR VERY OWN PRESIDENT AND PRIMEMINISTER.
      SO THERE WE GO!!
      Nothing really had happened during the LAST 730 Days, are we to still COUNTING ???
      Lastly wish you good health.

      • 1
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        Appreiciate and all the best for you and the family too.
        SJ

      • 1
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        Assuming if they formed a cabinet not taking lesser -evil men – how would we have been served by now ? Ithink given that Rajakashe and other notorious men would not have been given nominations to contest the last elections, could help a lot. Anyways, in hindsight everyone is clever – is what I remind now.

        I really dont think, they would then have let any leaders to rule since the abusive got strengthened. May be that was the bottom line them to have gone for building allies also consideriing the support being given by those lesser criminals. However, I think it is no easy to play lanken politics. ALmost every 2nd is corrupted or supportive to corruptions than making every efforts to irradicate absusive cultures.

  • 9
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    How about Bank Accounts in Switzerland and Hong Kong?

    • 3
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      Rajash,

      “How about Bank Accounts in Switzerland and Hong Kong?”

      How would a SL judge and the police know about his foreign bank accounts?

      What can a SL judge do about bank accounts in foreign countries?

      • 1
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        There is an organisation called Interpol.
        Google to find what they do.

        • 1
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          Rajash,

          I know about Interpol.

          Do you think that Interpol is going to request information from all the banks in all the countries it operates to obtain information on possible bank accounts of a Udayanga Weeratunga?

          Without having any evidence of such bank accounts existing and when Mr Weeratunga has not even been in court yet?

          In many jurisdictions bank secrecy can only be uplifted with a local court order.

          Would Mr Weeratunga have been stupid enough to use his own name and SL passport(s) to open accounts when he has had time to obtain other citizen ships, off shore companies and trusts?

          I believe that he has Ukrainian citizen ship also. Simply spelling his name in a slightly different way will mislead investigators looking for Mr Weeratunga.

          Do you in the UK use capital letters for Bank Account? Why?

  • 9
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    Why dont they freeze Udaya Weeratunge instead of the 16 Bank Accountants…poor buggers they only paper pushers doing their jobs!

  • 3
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    “…the immediate freezing of 16 bank accountants in local banks that belong to Sri Lanka’s former ambassador to Russia….”

    I did not know that UW owned banks.
    And, does the magistrate have any idea of how to freeze the accountants?

    • 0
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      sekara,

      “I did not know that UW owned banks. And, does the magistrate have any idea of how to freeze the accountants?”

      Thanks.

  • 13
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    What are the Balances left in those 16 Bank Accounts? This is rubbish and a soap opera. The MIG fraud is somewhere else. It is known and already found the “Excess” amount paid to what “Company” and “who” collected the money. What have these 16 Bank Accounts in Sri Lanka got to do with it. Are they going to prove that “Excess” money came to Sri Lanka? Please stop FOOLING the people and staging this “Soap Opera”.

  • 12
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    This man Udayanga Weeratunge is also an accused for murder. He got his own partner killed saying it is an accident, because he suspected that the letters between him and Gota that were exchanged reference the MIG purchases, were released by him. All these letters were published by the Sunday Leader by Lasantha Wickrematunge, when Gota denied any correspondence on the matter between him and this Scumbag.

    The irony is that there are buffoons still who want the Rajapaksas back in power, obviously for their own benefit.

    • 7
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      gamini,

      “buffoons still who want the Rajapaksas back”

      This is because your best buddy Ranil lacks a spine! It’s time for him to grow one; and balls too.

      For once in his sorry life it’s time for Ranil to discard his namby-pamby crap and show some courage and steel. Is it too much to ask for just one single act of courage?

      He has a responsibility to the whole nation, and just not to the “political class” he has lived with his entire life; it’s about time he got that through his thick skull.

      It’s now or never!

      Just weaselling his way through and surviving till 2020 is no achievement!

      • 1
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        Ranil never expected your vote and neither did you vote him in to give that stupid account from a downright lefty nosy fella.

        When politics is like pro-wrestling, society pays the cost.

        A degree of pro-truth is still decades away.

        • 2
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          Z,

          Hurt a wee little bit? Well, it achieved it’s intended purpose. :)

          “neither did you vote him”

          How do you know who I voted for; were you in the polling booth?

          Talk about nosey parkers, eh? :)))

          Listen and decide,

          http://www.adaderana.lk/news/38491/this-government-is-stable-pm

          Ranil has a duty to the people to bring the Rajapakses to justice and prevent them from coming into power ever again.

          If he doesn’t wise-up quick, like in 2004, he’ll be dumped.

          Then, God help those who stood against the Rajapakses.

          • 0
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            “”How do you know who I voted for; were you in the polling booth?””

            You got bad logic – you are for working class and read lefty literature.

            “”Ranil has a duty to the people to bring the Rajapakses to justice and prevent them from coming into power ever again”

            It would be cool for him to hear that from his own class and support base.
            The all opposition carries a bit of venom and bound to be rejected.
            He is what he is – a fool all day.He leaves it all to the gods. You have to move his heart like the Muslims do.

    • 0
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      Is this another. HOAXWAGEN / TYRE FACTORY THEORY to fool the masses ????

    • 0
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      THE RUSSIAN EMBASSY HAS EXPLAINED THAT THE MAN INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT IS UNDER ARREST, IN CASE YOU HAVE MISSED THIS INFORMATION. (OR RATHER THE DISINFORMATION ) YOU ARE POSTING.

  • 13
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    The biggest joke is some jokers want the former Corrupt Lawless Banana Republic back. Who really want them? Your guess is good as my.

    • 1
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      Just like in Africa these crooks who have stolen millions will buy votes, perhaps declare nearly 90% of the votes for them. Their numbers in Africa arte numbered, wait and see.Our crooks are learning from likes of Mugabes,how to stay in power endlessly and suck the blood of the country dry.
      Western countries are fed up poor refugees coming to their countries and they will solve it by eradicating corruption that is the reason for their poverty.
      I truly feel sorry for my people and during my 3 months stay was the saddest moment where I had to pay for the expensive medical procedures of a father and his young wife of a poor employee of mine. After spending a colossal sum they both died within a week and it was unbearable to see two funerals in the same house within 10 days and the doctor who performed the routine procedure just vanished, suppose to have gone to US for a holiday.
      We have corrupt polticans,lawyers,doctors and some custodians of the main religion who are only interested in making money without pity. It is never a Darmadeepaya,bad from top to bottom. To day none came to my work site but appeared to get the salaries of 6 workers and I am glad that I have a good burgher friend who visits the site by surprise and sending me photos of the work they are doing and he is doing this for me in spite of his busy life.

  • 3
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    Hip Hip Hooray…They managed to freeze the bank accounts after 2 years?? You seriously think there are files and money lying around waiting for the crooks of Yahapalanaya to get their hands on?

    Nothing has changed despite the all the talking. The UNP is collecting money to fight future elections and the Bond scam and all other rackets that have been revealed are with that goal in mind. Sirisena’s band of amateurs and small time crooks are just waking up to that reality and there are doing their best to have money to combat the UNP’s spending power.

  • 3
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    PM Ranil’s F*******CID director is sent to Kegallae.

    See how important his Investigative work has been for the last two years to prop up Yahapalanaya and give Ranill a smooth ride.

    Kiriella said the other day that he is building the Kandy Expressway to allow my Southern bros and sisters to worship the Holy Tooth and come back the same day.

    How cool,

    But the inhabitants who live along the new route hooted and booted him out.

    That is a measure of how much our local inhabitants respect these Yahapalana dudes.

    Batalanada Ranil’s boy Minister Akila said VW is going a build a Folks Wagon plant to give Dalits 3000 assembly jobs.

    Young Namal reckons VW Website has no mention of any investments in Srilanka at all.

    And VW has given only 2500 jobs to Hindians , after investing USD 1.5 Billion assembly plant in Poona.

    Wonder how much young Akila got from VW to give those 3000 gigs to our Dalits?.

    How long will these lies are going to go on?.

    Yahapalana suckers even will get sick of them.

    • 2
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      [Edited out]

      Are you getting sick of your idols now ! I mean the Modamullana crowd.??
      Now the thief Udayanga will go underground our Yahapalanaya gave him 2 years to bury the Loot of your master’s
      The friend’s and the family’s Loot as well.

      I have a suggestion !! Can you have a Gigolo together with YPG AND THE JJOPPS ? take them all to the New FCID BUGGERS naked
      Get them charged with Treason, and Whole Sale State Robbery , ,
      I know you can be manipulated to have a Gigolo with me too a YPG ardent supporter now lost in the Muddle Puddle!!
      Hoo ! Hah ! Hek!!

    • 4
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      The uneducated uncultured rascals cannot or do not want to believe investors are coming now they have been removed having never brought a single foreign factory or jobs in nearly ten years?
      Free laptops,interest free car loans, and Sil cloth to uneducated before election is for donkeys.

    • 1
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      PM Ranil’s F*******CID director is sent to Kegallae’

      Kegallae ta neme Yako. Monaragalata!!!.

      One more Thing .
      We all know that All the Cats [ Crooks of M R Kabaraya and Raanil] are safe guarding and covering of others foot marks of peoples blood sucking crooks in opposite rivals to survive.

      And Lickers like KAS LSD HLD M, [U N] Ja yatilka Silva,are jumping to support them for Thrown AAPPA pieces .

  • 0
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    Inter-Paul, a professional detective was hired by Ranil W and My3 Sirisena for this special task; Detective Inter-Paul made a thorough check thro’ his Western ‘connections for the last 2 years but found only 11 Bank accounts: (the other 5 are just an add-up by Sri Lankan media to embellish the story, as usual. Udayanga W’s accounts with respective bank name and remaining balances are given below:[Edited out]

  • 0
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    Udayanga Weeratunga,

    I have read that the amount frozen is 1500000 USD (= about 217 million Rs). Correct?

    Did you really not manage to hide this money despite having had plenty of time to do it? I know that your wife was in Colombo to pick up your new ordinary passports.

    Maybe there was much more money some months ago and you hid most of it?

    Maybe you have so much money that you forgot one and a half million USD in Sri Lanka?

    Why did you not donate this money for the needy if you did not need it yourself?

    Or maybe you were sure that no judge will dare to freeze it?

  • 0
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    Some of The accounts are with the money of the Rajapakse Clan

  • 0
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    Taken too long (2-yr) to get here. This rogue must have emptied his accounts long time ago, by now just the dregs are left are behind.

  • 0
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    Dear editor!
    You’ve edited out the names of the banks I’ve quoted; could you please at least give the names without details like Blood bank, job Bank, West bank, Sperm bank, Sh*ty Bank,Bond Bank and Eelam Bank.
    I would really appreciate it if you do so and if you have no journalistic issues with regard to that revelation.
    Com’on! we should have the freedamn of expression! Don’t we?

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