16 April, 2024


AG Hits Back At Ravi: Calls Him Illiterate

ASG Yasantha Kodagoda PC making a special statement before the Commission investigating the Bond Scam today said that people making allegations on how 8600 pages of data was derived were “illiterate”.

Yasantha Kodagoda

Ravi Karunanayake in his resignation speech yesterday questioned as to how such a large volume of data was deciphered and accused the Attorney General of a “conspiracy”.

“That is how 8600 pages were scanned and details found within 48 hours. Not because I am a genius who could go through all those pages, obviously, illiterate people would think so, but literate people will know that it was done using the search engine of the PDF file,” Kodagoda said.

Referring to how the data which detailed Ravi Karunanayake’s close association with Arjun Aloysius, including Aloysius’ request for minutes of the monetary board meetings on November 28th, 2016 – Kodagoda said it was only illiterate people who would make such allegations.

“Kodagoda can’t fabricate messages of Arjun Aloysius’ phone, and that has to be clarified, because some illiterate people are making false allegations, which only reflect the level of their literacy,” ASG Kodagoda Said in response to a question by the commission as to if the PDF file could have been altered.

When Arjuna Mahendran‘s counsel had opposed Kodagoda making the statement, Kodagoda said that the commission was the only forum he had to voice his opinion. “Where else do I say this, when these illiterate people make comments such as this,” he asked.

Yesterday members of the United National Party were in overdrive mode, accusing the Attorney General’s department of conspiring against Karunanayake and making efforts to slander the officers of the department.

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    (3) The “Mutur Massacre,” named after the town where the killings took place, occurred on August 4, 2006 during Sri Lanka’s civil war between separatist Tamil Tiger rebels and forces belonging to the majority Sinhalese-ruled government. The mostly ethnic Tamil aid workers were providing water and sanitation to survivors of the 2004 tsunami when Tiger fighters launched an offensive against government troops for control of Mutur.Trapped in their office, the workers lost radio contact with their head office.
    Two days later, the bloated bodies of 15 aid workers were discovered face-down in the ACF compound, with bullet wounds to their heads and necks. Two other bodies were found in a vehicle nearby. They were killed possibly trying to escape.
    ACF, which has campaigned for justice, says the Sri Lankan government investigation was biased and that it has deliberately attempted to avoid prosecuting its own forces.
    What is the AG’s department doing and why is it sting on the file? Is AG saying these murders never took place?
    (4) Wasim Thajudeen was murdered during the rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa. The file was closed after claiming he died in a vehicle accident by crashing his vehicle against a parapet wall. After the regime change it turned out it was no accident but planned murder by members of Mahinda Rajapaksa family. Sons of Rajapaksa are the main suspects in the case. Anura Senanayake, the former IGP was arrested and is on bail now. The case is moving at snail’s pace. This file was closed by the AG’s department without resorting to modern technology to find out the truth behind the murder during Rajapaksa’s dictatorial rule.

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      True and other crimes also should be investigated, Lasantha, Ekneligoda, Poddala, Keith, Raviraj, Pararajasingham and so many other white van murders and horrific killing of welikada inmates.

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    Dear Sir AG why are you not defending yourself against these allegations that you are sitting on cases or at least tell who is pressurizing you to protect the filth?

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