25 October, 2020

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Anti-Corruption Front Says Government Not Practicing What It’s Preaching, Faults AG’s Department For ‘Inefficiency’

The Anti-Corruption Front (ACF) on Monday hit out at the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) government for it’s failure to walk the talk, and end bribery and corruption in the country, and punish those engaged in serious financial crimes during the previous regime.

President Sirisena

President Sirisena

In a statement, the ACF also said that even though President Maithripala Sirisena spoke highly of the steps taken to drive out corruption in the country at the International anti-corruption summit in London, it was very apparent that these were only mere rhetoric as nothing of such was practicsed in Sri Lanka.

“ACF has noted that in the first six months of the new government, significant progress was made regarding investigations on corruption. However that anti-corruption drive has slowed down drastically. The inefficiency of the AG’s department and the influence of several cabinet ministers, who have links to the AG’s department are the main reasons for this,” the statement said.

ACF said that they attempted to expedite the legal process by exerting significant pressure on the former AG, however that attempt ended in failure. “Our next attempt was to ensure that credible and independent persons are appointed to the AG’s department, however it seems that that attempt might also fail,” the organization said.

In the statement, the ACF listed out a total of 38 high profile corruption and bribery cases, of which details have being handed over to the AG by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division, but the AG has being delaying the outcome of these cases.

To read the high profile corruption and bribery cases click here

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    Yahapalanaya Sucks!

    May you Attain Nibbana ASAP

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      Analyst,

      An attempt to achieve Nibbana by utilising state funds to purchase “sil rethi” (and donate same to monks) is one of the cases.

      But many have attained ‘Nibbana’ in this birth already, by corruption, unlike ‘tree huggers’, ‘relics carriers’, Buddha statue donors, and builders etc.

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      Analyst

      “Yahapalanaya Sucks!”

      Yes.

      There seem to be a misunderstanding as to what is meant by Yahapsalanaya, “Good Governance”.

      It is Good Governance for the the Yahapalanaya Leaders, and Naraka-Palanaya, Bad Governance for the rest, and it sucks for the rest.

      • 7
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        Justice & Amarasiri

        Yes we have been fooled wholesale. There aren’t any honest politicians left in the country.
        This is not a country as we made to believe made up of a Religion to be proud of instead we need to put our hands up in the air and say God how it has reached to a stage with a culture of impunity.
        There’s no turn around from this kind of culture of impunity , which is rotten to core.
        We are part of this long suffering citizens of this ill fated country.
        There appear to be in the middle are Gun Runners in this world who thrive and prosper in the name of FRIENDS OF SRI LANKA ready to ignite fire.

        Our rulers for the last 5 decades consisted of crooks ,thieves and murderers!!
        Learn to live with it.
        I recently noted one of the ” curry loving “. Foreigner lifting the old head again to light the cinders of hate again and continue with the hate and racism.
        This is so called another beginning of an End.
        If we believe in these so called Curry Loving old idiots our country will return to the Doom and Gloom and Blood let.

        So there we go again ! The so called racist Sinhala diaspora will never allow peace and prosperity in Srilanka.!!

  • 4
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    He can not check his brothers corruption how can he eliminate corruption

  • 1
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    It is true the so called yahapalana regime took its voters on a ride by failing to keep their one of the main election promises ie; bringing the plunderers of national wealth in to book. it is for sure not pardonable. but still, just imagine, what would we be experiencing now , had the MR regime continued to be in power?

  • 6
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    The much hyped investigations carried out are just an eyewash to hoodwink the people. MR, his siblings,sons and their cohorts will never be punished.This was obvious when Basil spoke after being jailed and immediately bailed out.His facial expression showed that he considered the whole affair hilarious. To crown it all MR got a free trip to Uganda with full millitary security. It is totally disgusting and we should be whipped soundly for beleiving these scumbugs and voting for them.

  • 7
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    Why have Basil Rajapakse, Yoshitha Rajpakse, Sajin Vaas Gunawardene, Wimal Weerawansa, Sashi Rajapakse and Gnanasara not been yet prosecuted for starters?

    We need answers? If ou police could have prosecuted a school girl who stole a coconut, why are the unable to prosecute these brigands, thieves ], cheats and yellow robed thugs, who have obviously and quite visibly done wrong?

    The Sirisena-Ranil combo are forfeiting public confidence quite fast.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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      Dr. R.N.

      They go by the priorities. coconut comes before the
      plunderers of people’s money as coconut is a commodity used by the poor
      people for their daily meal as it is worth more than the plundered money,to the poor. The plunderers money goes to the rich.

  • 7
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    If you believe in Sirisena and Ranil, you have to get your brain tested immediately

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    A.C.F –
    There is some over-lapping of cases in the link provided. In summary,
    some in the following 14 matters are out-standing:-

    a) Computer purchases for Mahindodaya labs. In Rs. 5.87 Bil..
    b) Issue of 1000 diplomatic Passports during 9 yrs. of rule.
    c) Wealth of PSD Staff during the past Regime
    d) Tourist Board Officials Rs. 5.7 Mil. . transactions
    e) SL Insurance re involvement of a Doc. & ex-Minister
    f) S.E.Corp Rs.4.7 Mil. transaction
    g) Diary Printing by an ex-Minister Rs. 1.4 mil.
    h) D.A.Rajapakse Museum construction Rs. 91 Mil.
    i) Purchase of Gowers Pvt. Ltd. by a Parliamentarian
    j) 40 luxury vehicles rented by S.E.Corp.
    k) Rs. 3117 Mil paid by a Chinese Engineering Co. into 6 Banks A/cs.
    l) Com.wealth Games Trip of 140 persons & exp.of Rs. 358 mil.thereof
    m) Rs. 12,500 mil. found dumped in Temple Trees during ec.2014/Jan.2015

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    Anti Corruption Front (ACF)

    Read your list of pending corruption and bribery cases and did not know that our country is so rich as so much of money was exchanged and triple the amount is stacked overseas.

    Why is the govt. making a hue and cry over lack of funds to run the
    Govt.?

  • 2
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    Sri Lankans are basically not Buddhists and can never be Buddhists.

    Greed (thanha) or craving is the second noble truth that is a root cause for suffering. Then consider the three unwholesome Kleshas – anger, aggression and hatred.

    Yet we practice all that is ignoble so wholeheartedly. Corruption is rampant. Anger is rampant. Hatred is rampant. Killing is carried out without blinking an eyelid. Lying is institutionalised. Double talk is the norm.

    Sri Lankans are basically not Buddhists and can never be Buddhists.

  • 3
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    the problem is not Attorney General…Problem is Wijedasa Rajapakse. This guy is an ACE crook.He is having a close coordination with Rajapakse family and instructing the staff at AG department according to that agenda.We must first get rid of this rotten apple from the cabinet.

  • 0
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    Before all we have to be sure that there aren’t corrupt people in the Anti- Corruption front.

    Corrupt people are so organized.

  • 3
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    Yahapalanaya is a big play and people are now aware of your strategy. People voted for a change and not for Ranil or Mithree.Please make no mistakes on that,as a citizen my expectation and hope was raised,with yahapalanaya overflowing.You all have failed miserably.The last nail on the coffin was when Sahib Vass organized your rally in Halle.everything you do is hurting people,no not only VAT,no victory celebrating with soldiers,your govt is like the father who comes home every evening weeping and grumbling,saying “no money,have to pay van fees,loan payment,can’t afford chicken and phones…I hope you get the drift…

  • 4
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    Section 33 (f) of the Sri Lankan Article says ” President shall have the power to do all such acts and things, not being inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution or written law, as by international law, custom or usage he is required or authorized to do.”

    As per this act MS and MR could be found guilty of violating the constitution and the parliament having neglected their obligation.

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