4 April, 2020

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Airbus Deal: Court Reveals Money Trail – Mainstream Media Remains Mum

Despite social media buzzing yesterday with news of the controversial transfer of US $ 800,000 from former SriLankan Airlines CEO Kapila Chandrasena‘s wife Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayaka’s bank account to the account of Global Vision Holdings owned by Businessman Nimal Perera, prominent television channels such as Derana TV and Hiru TV failed to broadcast this highlighted discovery.

Nimal Perera

They still continue to remain mute along with other prominent print media houses.

Even though Maharajah Group’s electronic media channel News First broke the story at 20:37 last night, the news of the controversial transfer of US $ 800,000 was highlighted during the court session, when the controversial SriLankan Airlines Airbus aircraft re-fleeting bribe scandal and case against the former national carrier’s CEO Kapila Chandrasena and wife Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayake was taken up in court earlier yesterday.

In a further startling revelation a sum of Euro 160,000 had also been transferred from Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayake’s account to that of an account belonging to the company named Sri Lanka Adverts belonging to two brothers, which incidentally does not have a registered address.

The husband and wife duo were further remanded by Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake until the 4th of March 2020, when the case is to be taken up once again.

Incidentally Businessman Nimal Hemasiri Perera who is banned from travelling overseas, is also currently embroiled in a scandalous money laundering case involving Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s eldest son MP Namal Rajapaksa under the prevention of money laundering act. The ongoing case is being heard at the Magistrate’s Court in Fort Colombo. (By Dasun Jayakody)

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  • 23
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    Never trust politician to tell you the truth even if you see them in temples offering poojas.

    All politicians are corrupt, except an handful.

    • 9
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      Garaka,

      “Never trust politician to tell you the truth even if you see them in temples offering ”

      Those who know, know. Those who don’t, called imbeciles, don’t know.

      What about the monks? After all they hijacked Buddhism, installed themselves as the 3rd Gem of the Triple Gem, Sangha, and the imbeciles, who don’t know, prostrate to the monks, and seek their blessings, Sangam Saranam Gacchami.

  • 15
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    This is the problem when the President is given unlimited powers. Ultimately the country suffers with its people. The country is indebted to the rich nations and its only a matter of time when we have to surrender the country and its sovereignty to these powerful nations as we become so much indebted and become bankrupt.

    These corrupt politicians appoint their goons to high posts in all the sectors and collapse the administration and then rob everything they can. The politicians are not the owners of Sri Lanka, it is the people. The judiciary should stand tall and insists of an administrative structure that is independent. The politicians must only make laws and the administration should administer as per the law. The politicians cunningly took control of the administration telling they do not want middlemen as they are unable to carry out their duties directly to the people, took over the administration and put their stooges to the top posts and there the corruption starts which includes the judiciary.

  • 11
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    Birds of a feather flock together, and become billionaires together.

  • 12
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    Who is this Nimal Perera? what are his political connections? Who are his political patrons?

  • 11
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    I don’t know how the monies came.may be daisy achchi knows

  • 14
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    Hiru and Derana are also a part of the Gang.

  • 13
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    Whats new in Silly Lanka ???? MR and family shielded a court sentenced murderer and rapist until UK,Royals and then Govt had to exert pressure on them. They protected Duminda too. It will be intresting if US and others take action on money laundering ?? it is as serious as human right violations and sanctions are used. Jaliya is inside today for the same reason, money laudering . If it was in Lanka Jaliya would have had multiple portfolios under him as minister.

  • 9
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    BIRDS OF THE FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER LETS SEE THE BALANCE ? SWEET

  • 18
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    Nimal Perera transferred that money to Namal Rajapakse and Chamal Rajapakse. Colombo Telegraph is silent on that. WHY, WHY, WhY?

    • 7
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      According to pohottu voters Chamal is a saint compared to the others.

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      Gopinath Caldera,
      NaRa & ChaRa are not brothers. Two brothers are two sons ChaRa. This story exposes ChaRa’s real character as well. In any case, it won’t be a surprise if NaRa’s name is found somewhere in the web of corruption.

    • 5
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      Talking about money laundering…anyone asked Mr Dhammika Perera where he got his money from???

      Does anyone dumb enough to think all his wealth came from Casinos?

  • 13
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    Courts/Colombo Telegraph,

    Yes. Follow the money.

    $16. 5 million is to be accounted for. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

    The tribe will certainly convert it up, as most are tribe members or tribe cronies.

  • 9
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    Who are the two brothers owning Sri Lanka Adverts? And are there shareholders or other people of interest propping up Nimal Perera’s Global Vision Holdings? We are dying to know. CT up to your investigators to keep us informed. Airbus has certainly been bussing around.

  • 16
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    We need more and more Ranga Dissanayakes to nail these slimy bastards. If all fearless judges and public service officials band together and fight for the rights of the people the “dirty” politicians and their cahoots can then be defeated en masse. Devani Jayatilake and Ranga Dissanayake can well be the “tipping point” of a massive change in the administration of justice, efficient services and fair play in Sri Lanka. And importantly, we too must do our part and support them uncompromisingly. Will the CID act fearlessly from now on? Because their credibility is presently way below zero. “The Island” which is quick to be the Govt’s mouthpiece failed miserably to record Ranga’s castigation of the CID in court. Iqbal Athas pathetically dishes out boring party politics weekly on his spreadsheet and steers clear of any subject critical of the President and the Govt. Keep up the great work CT!

  • 13
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    Why did it take so long to discover this money trail ? As usual the big fish will get away and they will find scapegoats.

  • 7
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    Journalists being surpressed

  • 11
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    Why names of those brothers were not mentioned ?. Which duo of brothers ?. How many court cases Namal Rajapakse has ?

    • 3
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      JD – Inter-alia, NaRa has several rape cases but nothing will come up. Like father like son!!

  • 10
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    We all the reputation of dirty Derana and Hiru. Both are running from the Drug dealers money to trumpete Rajapakayas. Very disgusting!!!!!!
    Any ivestigation concerning mass curruption and crime you carry out in Sri Lanka end up in one of the Rajapakses.

    • 9
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      How did Derana owner become so rich in a short period by running an ad firm. Pump and dump courtesy Cabral and drugs? He owns Citrus Waskaduwa and all the big shots were present for the opening.

  • 13
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    THIS COULD BE THE MONEY PAID TO NIMAL PERERA TO BUY THE BARNES PLACE PROPERTY

  • 12
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    The MaRa, GoRa, BaRa and their immediate family members were returned to rule this country with the help of those upholding Buddhism — The Safron clad Brigade.
    The fraud highlighted in this essay took place after the defeat of the LTTE AND AS SUCH THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD A LICENCE TO ROB!
    When is the expiry date of this licence?

  • 8
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    See front pages of today Daily Mirror. US do collectively ban for illegal money laundering too (not just for human rights abuse). See state dept statement prior to travel ban. Count your blessings, it is not you or your family yet.

  • 9
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    Wherever you see money laundering, corruption, and crooks, you will find a Rajapaksa, or one of their golayas. How much more and in how many places?

  • 5
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    This does not say, Kapila Chandrasena handed over money on behalf of who. It can not be himself.

  • 5
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    OH, I forgot, so one politician is going to step down to save others?

  • 6
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    the now fewer than fewer main media have been cajoled into many a kattadiya’s trances have been unceremoniously told if any of you keep on exposing the sordid criminal greedily making money after money murderous wicked to the core rajapuka clan they will –
    have many a complimentary courtesy visit by the delightful white van syndromes who are will guarantee the now forced to be toothless media will meet their maker and continue to enjoy living in absolute bliss in nirvana.
    =
    this facility will be also be given to the rest of the immediate family members of the said concerned media personnel, they have ruthlessly told.
    =
    after the American unique decision on banning the current army commander and his immediate family members on ever setting foot onto their unsoiled virgin soil –
    the now copy a cat shitty Lankan lawless government’s new policy is –
    you expose are actual doings, you and your immediate clan will be punished.?
    =
    this is why my foes and friends are why the media has shut itself up from exposing more and more the criminal doing of the rajapuk clan.?
    =
    in an amazement, R. j., the exposer.

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      Careful RJ
      .
      ‘in an amazement, R. j., the exposer.’
      .

      you can be arrested for exposing, but I suppose you’re used to that.

      • 1
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        not the type of exposing that u meant.?

  • 6
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    The chain of discovery if Recovered the money can pay the dept of Sri lanka now it enlighten who iscreating sri lanka in depth situation, recovery has been backwards, now pinching of funds are Old to Collect, upgrading Countering the Financial Terrorism intelligent is a need

  • 5
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    if my skills in additions are accurate so far the total number is and is an undisputed 21.
    =
    this speaks well for the honesty of the rajapuka’s?
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    still, the blind loyal kavun Kanne Sinhala modayas are bankrupt, prefer poor and starving malnourished while the now mighty rakapuk’s and their criminal uncouth unsavory mongrels are exploding from their well-bloated bodies.
    =
    what an amazing stupid shitting on their midget? Sri Lanka has now turned itself into.?
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    in absolute sadness.?, the exposer, R. J.

  • 8
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    Name of the game Using private sector Chairman’s CEO and Company owners for money laundering and cheating the public by the politicians introduced by Rajapakes family what a pity second episode started on 17th to be continued till 2025 watch the drama

  • 8
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    Peak of money laundering 17th November 2019 to end of 2025 keep watching sri Lanka’s and support the Rajakakse family

  • 8
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    Money laundering all records to be broken support the regime grab what a ever you can

  • 9
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    I don’t know how far thetruth about this high level corruption, bribes, cheats, lies by top level politicians are is known by poor Sinhala masses, it is sad that the media, civil society, educated professionals, true buddhist clergy’s are still keeping silent in bringing these truths to them. If you fail to open your heart to tell the truth the whole nation and people have to loose everything including the future of your children.
    Mahinda Rajapaksa family, Sirisena family, Ranil family and their associates including the top level LTTE Kauna and KP and others are safe and wealthy. Sinhalese and Tamils lost a generation of youths and poor citizens due to the lies, cheats and the bloodshed created over the time. Think!

  • 7
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    So now Namal becomes Airbus Namal. Not bad considering other hooligan names, potta naufer, wele suda, bada etc. I think Airbus Namal has more dignity.

    • 4
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      Airbus Rajapaksas would be more appropriate

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