12 December, 2017

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Bathiudeen Slaps PRECIFAC, Appoints Tainted Officer To Top Post At Ministry

In a shocking case showcasing gross abuse of ministerial powers, Lanka Sathosa Chief Engineer K Ariyawansha, whose services was terminated over a multi-million rupee fraud has been re-appointed to a top-post in the Industry and Commerce ministry by minister in charge of the subject Rishard Bathiudeen.

Minister Bathiudeen

Minister Bathiudeen

Lanka Sathosa too comes under the same ministry. Ariyawansha has been appointed as a senior consultant to the ministry.

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC), which investigated the scam of over Rs 20, 000 million in Lanka Sathosa ordered Ariyawansha to be sacked and also to keep him out of employment from any state institution in the future.

Despite this order he has been recalled to duty by Industry and Commerce Minister Rishard Bathiudeen and Ministry Secretary T N Tennakoon. He has been appointed to a top post in the ministry.

A group of Sathosa employees last night petitioned the PRECIFAC against the minister’s decision to recall Ariyawansha.

Auditors and senior officers of Sathosa in a petition to the commission stated that Ariyawansha had been involved in several financial frauds at Lanka Sathosa which was proved during presidential commission’s investigation.

Instead of filing action against Ariywansha who was under an affiliated institution under the Industry and Commerce Ministry, Bathiudeen has re-appointed him directly to the ministry staff.

Sathosa officials now say that Ariyawansha is resorting to threats against Sathosa officers who gave evidence before the commission in connection with the case.

Sathosa officers in their petition further state that billionaire businessman Sathasivam Rajan is also involved in these frauds. Sathosa officer say that Aryawansha and colleagues are trying to sweep related frauds under the carpet with the help of Bathiudeen.

Meanwhile, PRECIFAC Secretary Lacille De Silva has warned that the commission will take strict action against anyone who violates their orders or recommendations.

He has promised the Sathosa employees a comprehensive probe.

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    To hell with the President and ministers, dirty money is buying them up. All are real crooks. People lost all the trust in them. There days are numbered, they just forgot that the real power is with the people. If they behave in this manner, people would teach them good lessons very soon. They chased away a bunch of crooks and brought in new lot but they seems to be terrible crooks. Wait all of you going to learn a hell of lot. Day by day people are getting fed up with you, it’s all dirty money working and lining up their pockets. If they wouldn’t change their ways, very soon hell would be let loose in the streets of the country, people would pour in thousands on streets and demand them to get out.

    • 9
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      CMB telegraph. Please investigate and publish this story.

      SL Ambassador To Saudi Arabia ‘Approves’ Stoning To Death Of House Maid

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        The mysterious silence by the Yakapalana government about the ethnicity of the unfortunate female should also be investigated.
        Stoning to death for a fornication office is something uncivilised when the worst fornicaters are the very people who accuse others of the said offence. Why call it fornication?
        If it is between two consenting adults and when it takes place privately all around the world day and night every day, it should be of no concern to anyone else.That’s the way I see it, and I am not surprised about the view held by the SL ambassador as a Muslim and his reasoning for not taking any action.
        But why cannot the govt lodge it’s protest via usual diplomatic procedure and recall the ambassador.
        After all SL has it’ dignity and self respect even though it is a small country.
        Any comments?

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          Uthungan,

          When the Sri Lankan government’s only job now being to make as much money as they corruptly can all else is of little significance. I assure you, some of our politicians haven’t even heard of this poor woman’s plight.

          Furthermore, if the law of stoning to death for adultery applies in Sri Lanka the first to be stoned will be the politicians followed by almost all men and women.

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      People have a real problem in their hands. Crooks all round, whom are they going to vote back into power?

      Return the country to British administration? ….. may be so, because we are a “Democracy Failed” independent member of the Commonwealth.

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        According to the noble Quran it is right to stone women, involve in peodophelia, cut the clitoris of women who insult islam or commit adultery. When Sumanthiran asked at the Parliament whether according to the Sharia Law if its right to stone women to death, the Muslim MP’s have responded with verbal abuse. [Edited out]

  • 9
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    Many among us believed Yahapalanaya promises during elections. This was when rogues like Rishard Bathiudeen was in Yahapalana alliance. Shouldn’t this guy be in the prison for organising a mob to attack Mannar District Court and threatening a Judge. FCID should investigate Misappropriation of 1000s of acres land in the districts of Mannar, vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Anuradhapura by this Minister!

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      I heard a story about Rishad’s father could not afford him to go to Zahira college because of lack of financial resources. Today, He is one of the richest individuals in the country. Typical success story of a clever Srilankan politician!
      His secretary is also reputed to be extremely intelligent and those who surrounding him certainly benefitted from Rishard.

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        ken Robert

        “His secretary is also reputed to be extremely intelligent and those who surrounding him certainly benefitted from Rishard.”

        So Rishard Bathiudeen is a living Muslim Marxist who redistributes his income and wealth to the needy as prescribed in Quran.

        Don’t you think its a good practice for any human being?

        Please don’t ask how Marxists make their money.

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          Native

          Native
          I am not qualified to talk about muslim
          marxism. But I heard Rishard’s henchmen normally bring sack loads of 5000 rupee notes prior to any election.

          This is the Srilankan ‘distributive justice’ contrary to any religious teaching.

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        ken Robert,

        “He is one of the richest individuals in the country. Typical success story of a clever Srilankan politician!”

        It would be nice to know has he declared his assets in the correct way and can he explain where the wealth came from.

    • 7
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      “This was when rogues like Rishard Bathiudeen was in Yahapalana alliance” see CT article below even the President MS does appointments in the same manner as this rogue of a Minister. Who is setting the example for whom

  • 6
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    I said this earlier too: “Gurunanse Hitagena (meaning in an unschooled manner) Muthrang Chiva, Goloya Duvamin Karath”. When the Teacher Urinates Standing, the Pupils Urinate Running Around. Both the “Teachers” of Yahapalanaya (The President and Prime Minister) started appointing all these “Vagabonds” and “Bastards” to run the Public Affairs, what do you think of the Ministers down below. Now they have started doing it in the worse manner. No wonder people now call the President “Maru Sira”. Where is that Sobith Hamuduruvo and his Organization that brought this “Nade” to Govern our country? What a let down and a deception we were dragged into!

  • 9
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    Fire them all and clean it up once and for all.

  • 4
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    We have to appoint 5 year old kid if we need uncorrupt one in SL. Remember the civilian nominations for Presidential (constitutional ?) independent commission ?.. I think we still can’t find 3 clean civilians for this commission..

  • 7
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    The same rogues are back in the government. MS has lost control, and as always RW is impotent. There is no future for our country under the beaks of these vultures. Democracy is the curse of our country in the hands of corrupt politicians.

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    CT, Thanks for highlighting another abuse of power of/and irregular unethical appointment.

    If PRECIFAC’s recommendation that a state officer found guilty of financial fraud should not be employed by the state, is flouted by a minister, this should be reported to the president.

    That Bathiudeen has made such an appointment, shows the disdain & contempt he has for PRECIFAC.

    Maybe the president is unable to prevent such appointments because he himself has made unethical appointments.

    So, where is this government going?
    This is not Good Governance – so-called Yahapalanaya.
    Is the nation slowly sinking into another morass of corruption like the former regime did?

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    Minister Bathiudeen

    RE: Bathiudeen Slaps PRECIFAC, Appoints Tainted Officer To Top Post At Ministry

    Sir, you will have a hard time beating President Sirisena, as he outdoing everybody else in appointing Crooks and liars to various posts.

    Is there competition with the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime?

  • 10
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    Isn’t Bathiudeen another one of those ‘iffy’ characters with his fingers in all sorts of nefarious activities and with a reputation for thuggery? If so, this is another example of our Yahapalanaya’s disintegration.

    If Sirisena and Ranil don’t quickly wake up to the reality of what is going on regarding the rapidly changing views of the electorate that voted them in, they will be in for a rude shock in the not too distant future.

  • 6
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    What is the problem in Ariyawansha taking over the job?. This guy was accused even by his boos, the most corrupted person in the country as land swindler. He was tried by BBS not to swindle Wilpattu. If he can be a minister again, why not Ariyawansha?

    I hear Britain is promising in CHOGM some Aid for these rogues. Do anybody know why?

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    The fact is that PRECIFAC is a totally useless organizations and a massive waste of tax payers monies. If this guy is corrupt he should be tried in court, put behind bars and the funds recovered. PREFAC has not done any of this and seems to be totally lacking in any strategic action plan to bring even a single corrupt politician to book.
    Look at the tango it is doing with Avant Guard and the corrupt Minister of Justice?!

    PRECIFAC has got the Jarapassa brothers to come before it on numerous occasions and done nothing. It is having shows with lots of corrupt politicians but not a single one has been tried and convicted.

    PRECIFAC is a highly politicized and totally useless organization that should be closed down.
    t

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      PRECIFAC = Protective
      Re- Establishing &
      Conserving
      Inquiries for
      Fraudulence
      Accumulation of
      Commissions

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    Minister Rishard Bathiudeen,

    I will add this to the long list of bad things that you allegedly have done.

  • 5
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    Richard Badiuden is removing firewood from burning Tamil’s house – utilising our freedom struggle with Singhalese for his own benefit – sahuni.

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    People have no choice – if people are fed-up with the present government , who is the next choice- 90% of politicians are corrupted lot – even CV is struggling with the corrupted politicians. In the past West ruled our stupid country from inside and now they can and they are ruling us from outside – even Asian countries are trying now – why, are we born stupid – can’t see even a faint light at the end of the tunnel – cama kanda suria. Our great leader could have been a better choice.

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    Worms are slowly, but surely, creeping back into the yahapalanya wood work. The rot will be visible soon enough! Yahapalanaya will be ‘bol’.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    For those with short memories ….. This minister assaulted a Manner judge and stoned the courts.

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      Dev

      “For those with short memories ….. This minister assaulted a Manner judge and stoned the courts.”

      You got to be careful for reminding us what he did in his previous life. He will slap you or stone your house.

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    [Edited out]

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    Are these stories true or are we dreaming or has CT suddenly turned anti Govt. The president started the rot in nepotism by appointing
    his brother as SLT chief and ministers Ravi , Arjuna and Rishard
    followed suit by appointing family members or past racketeers for senior govt. positions and mind you without adequate qualifications as if Sri Lanka does not have enough educated and qualified men and women to fill these positions. Now this is followed by every Dick,Tom and Harry in the Govt. These relatives become greedy and embarrass these ministers asking for 3 fold increase in salaries and perks, not concerned with public out cry over the financial state of the country and they think in terms of “appe Aanduwa” and not about the country’s financial status. If I remember right, President, in his propaganda meetings prior to the general election, categorically stated that none of his relatives will contest parliamentary seats but today, they are full of them in govt. services. People wonder as to what forces the President to accept past culprits to the govt. service against his promises,while the educated remain jobless. Both the President and the PM are paving the way for a ‘one time’ positions by making the people disgusted and go for a change of Govt., which will make it easier for MR to stage a come back which was thought to be non existence on formation of this govt. and in such a short time in office, they are repeating what MR did during his period by these anti people actions.

    TNA , SLMP & upcountry Tamils brought this govt. to power and none of
    their problems are solved amicably so far nor negotiations started to
    clear the problems affecting the minorities but the Govt. is engaged
    in other matters by telling the minorities to go to hell. govt. should
    take India as an example. Mr. Modi, PM India has not lost the grip on
    saboteurs and strict measures are taken on corrupt people and he keeps corruption and nepotism at bay after two years in power but our Govt.
    warned the public that saboteurs will be punished severely just after the formation of the govt. but today they themselves are in it. It is shameful and people are loosing trust in the govt.

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    Aiyo owwath wedada? Don’t u all know that few weeks back three
    custom officers were caught while soliciting a bribe of 125 million!
    Yesterday we learn that a crime OIC in a Colombo police station
    was caught while taking a bribe of 2.5 million! Our wonder boys of
    infamous govt service are doing it with style in millions now! Rata digatama perata! Suba anagathayak!! Yasa palanayak!!!

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    Aiyo owwath wedada? Don’t u all know that few weeks back three
    custom officers were caught while soliciting a bribe of 125 million!
    Yesterday we learn that a crime OIC in a Colombo police station
    was caught while taking a bribe of 2.5 million! Our wonder boys of
    infamous govt service are doing it with style in millions now! Rata digatama perata! Suba anagathayak!! Yasa palanayak!!!

    Eng. Ravin

  • 0
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    Business as usual in Sri Lanka…….

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    [Edited out]

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    Addition to Ken Robert,

    here brief history and current status of T.Abdurrurahman grandson Abdul son Rishard Bathuideen a native Indian right immediate from his fathers migration he become SriLankan unless he himself a Kerala born Indian as his father, unlce and his grandfather too.

    If you ask his native he may answer Kerala here match this info if you have Any friends in Kerala. Kasaragod Northern Kerala Padanna….a family of his father’s sibling and his sons lives there who are the recent rich business owners of Back waters House Boats,Luxurious Tourist Villa’s and super luxurious vehicles fleets for tour operations BMW, Mercedes, etc

    T.Abdurrurahman grandfather wasn’t rich man to be inherits rich and grand businesses in Kerala or uncle of Rishard’s not a vetran business man/high yield professional ,,, after Rishard’s political journey in Sri Lanka since MR presidency he become powerful richest minister in Island Sri Lanka.

    Rishard’s father was migrated to Ceylon as life seeker, today his son a rich tycoon sorry political goon, who has deals with Arabic Shiekh’s, Emir and Sultanates Lol…i don’t want to tell what kind of ties with them……..

    Govt can investigate or not. Rishard a opportunist who initially approach CBK to tarnish or may be fact was reveal it’s not determined either against to Rauf Hakeem bring a lady named Kumari Corea we seen in our TV channels not necessary to explain too much of it.

    that was the entry of Najim A majith , Rishard B, another one ….. it’s history.

    later Rishard becoming powerful to threat District Judge, Shot a gun at public at Mannar town not even arrested questioned. or cases thrown away.

    again he aligned with Maithri camp as usual his opportunistic skills proven….. again we all alerted Wilpattu land encroachment also during 2015 Gen-Election a North Western Attorney hold Press Meet declaring 70 files against Rishard Bathuideen land encroachment or corruptions/property information

    Rishard now not choice of Leaders possibly Rishard’s Middle Eastern secret agenda’s plus connections inevitable to take him into govt and offer him same Trade&Commerce ministry ….he was moving on air during 2015 Gen-election period did anyone can deny ????

    Colombo Sea Street Gold Showroom : Allauddin Jewelers may have secrecy If Rishard reads this his Blood Pressure might turn high.

    whatever ColomboTelegraph also can investigate who was the legally scored Sathosa rice tenders which was stopped at Jan-2015 from Mr regime now re-opened and done ….none other than Rishard B’s Brother…. do we call corruption or what? 130 —- figures immaterial how Ministers sibling score while many of other traders available in thhe island ???????

    Rishard B has many luxury mansions in Colombo wherever he travels often, shopping complex in Trichy …..God sake colombotelegraph can’t trace all outside of Colombo/Sri Lanka…but let’s see how efficient in internal Colombo/Sri Lanka

    freedom of speech reminds me to write this… will see how it’s in Sri Lanka nowadays.

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      Palitha
      You provided a detailed essay on the nefarious activities of Rishard. We do not know how much of this can be substantiated in a court of law.

      I think that neither you or me have any personal hatred towards Rishard. Additionally the former and some of the current MPs were not saints either. (Noordeen Mashood, Selvam Adaikalanathan).

      The least we could do is to vent our anger in the cyberspace.
      I am yet to see any thoughtful responses from our usual muslim brothers of Colombo Telegraph.

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    The entire parliament are full of horas. The opposition is also full of hora thakkadiyas. So no one in our parliament will raise any objection against such malpractices because all of them are horas.

    Is there anyone in our parliament who can stand up and speak against corruption?? Well, no one.

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    PRECIFAC Secretary Lacille De Silva,

    “Meanwhile, PRECIFAC Secretary Lacille De Silva has warned that the commission will take strict action against anyone who violates their orders or recommendations.”

    Waiting for the strict action.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Ken Robert
    The information I detailed most of them are visible to other people around that relevant incidents like if Sri Lankan known Rishard Bathuideen before Kumari Corea or Kumari Cooray few days earlier to an General Election Sirasa TV Swarnavahini aired it. Later few days there is no issues at all.
    Who is this Rishard Bathuideen to be have personal revenge.
    You mistaken If you into public interest topics or journalism or interested in better country political aspirations just write it if any truths that you have. Never mind Selvam Adakalanathan, Noordeen Mashood or anyone who looted or deceived general public/ public tax money. Don’t give them a way to escape or walk as noble human.

    Rishard Bathuideen was leech @ stage who was bootlicker of Basil later he had opinion clash or Basil was reminds his historical mistakes to keep Rishard mute….if wasn’t happens Rishard will not accepted by Present PM on his party also Present President will not offer him as Cabinet minister status due to his Disgusting activities during past government. threatening judges, shooting up on open air in public… Does all this seems to you personal…….?????????
    His History of Kerala brought here only that you recalls His inability to enroll Zahira college….i rewind little more than you…that’s all. I’m not in politics…im not in Vanni political demographic area..im not even seen Rishard Bathuideen personally but I am pretty confidence with what I wrote. Only hope that there is no more white van for me but still I know Rishard Bathuideen has unregistered Suv’s Cars that can hit and run my motorbike For you WD-**75. I hope there is a day accusations can be boldly published with face and door number.

    Be bold live a own life not rented or leased life to fear and of. Course name were given fake but information are pretty damn bitter to Rishard Bathuideen and his allies…

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