20 May, 2019

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Blood Brother Bandits Of Blood Bank

Dr Rukshan Bellana, infamous officer of the Ministry of Health, interdicted in the aftermath of the formation of the Yahapalana government in 2015 for engineering a false testimony regarding sexual misconduct of Maithripala Sirisena, Presidential Candidate is currently involved in fraudulent procurement at the National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) commonly known as the Blood Bank of Sri Lanka. Bellana, who was a Rajapaksa acolyte was a fierce campaigner against Sirisena stooping to the level of facilitating and executing a mud-slinging campaign against Sirisena entangling him in cooked up story of abduction of a young mother and sexual debauchery. 

Dr Rukshan Bellana

Further, Bellana also is known to be the person who authored and printed a stinker about Chathura Senaratne, son of Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, referring to a medical condition of Chathura Senaratne which included leakage of possibly cooked up information referring to sexual dysfunction and opioid addiction. 

These serious and unethical actions, carried out in violation of the common law, the Hippocratic Oath and the code of conduct of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMC) essentially warrant cancellation of Bellana’s  medical license if law and order were upheld. However in the natural style of the impotent Yahapalana Government, Bellana, instead of being penalized, was rewarded with an irregular appointment as Acting Deputy Director NTBS. Bellana resolved all enmity with the Senaratnes with an unholy alliance made for allegedly future financial gains for both Bellana and Senaratnes as this expose would elaborate. 

A soft loan project with the Government of Netherlands and NTBS, due to conclude on the 30th of June is left with 1 million US dollars which, if unutilized will be returned. The College of Transfusion Specialists of Sri Lanka, the apex professional body and the technical experts of the subject have requested for the HLA Matching unit and reagents to be bought with the monies. This machine will expedite the donor- recipient tissue matching for patients awaiting kidney transplant for chronic kidney failure. Currently, even after finding a donor, patients have to wait up to 2to 3 months for HLA matching that is done at the NTBS. Bellana has strongly opposed this move and is adamant that the remaining money should be used to buy a Next- Gen Sequencing Machine (NGS) which is used for bone marrow transplantation. Bone Marrow transplantation technology is currently in its infancy in Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Health is in its preliminary stages of holding meetings in planning such services. Bellana wants to buy the NGS with reagents for 3 years for a programme which is still in discussion stage. It is also interesting to note that the brother of Rajitha Senaratne is the underground front runner in the kidney dialysis industry in Sri Lanka with the insider support of Dr Rumi, the business gimp of Rajitha Senaratne within the Ministry. The Senaratnes would be financially affected if the kidney donor programme succeeded making dialysis less necessary for patients. Rajitha’s brother was infamously noted for his involvement in the cancer drug deals.

It appears that Bellana and the Blood Brother of the Minister of Health all have their interlocked fingers in the till.

The College of Transfusion Specialists of Sri Lanka has issued a letter opposing the move to buy NGS machine in place of equipment to facilitate the patients of chronic kidney disease who will be conclusively cured if transplantations were facilitated. Bellana, who verbally abused the medical officer who is the coordinator for the Netherlands Project forced him to write and file a back dated latter preceding the date of the letter by the specialists requesting the procurement of the NGS machine. The project coordinator did not comply and this illegal coercion notified it to the GMOA which has informed the Secretary Ministry of Health Janaka Sugathdasa of the incident on 12.06.2018, requesting an impartial inquiry. True to his form, Sugathadasa, famous for administrative inactivity as his core behavior has not taken any action so far. 

Further, in gross violation of the Procurement Guidelines of the Government of Sri Lanka,Bellana has requested the NGS machine by brand name blocking the process of competitive bidding even if it were to be procured. This illegal procurement is known to benefit Thilak Manamperi of Foresight Engineering, the illusive business partner of the brother of Rajitha Senaratne. Manamperi is one of the ‘quasi agents’ for the NGS machine who will receive a commission if the machine were procured by brand. Manamperi, due to his involvement with the moneymaking machinery for the Senaratne brothers remains the top winner of the bids of Ministry of Health for all Turn Key Projects. He famously and mysteriously won the Turn Key Project for the building and equipping of the Dental Building of Cancer Institute Maharagama. Senaratne-Bellana- Manamperi-Rumi quadroika remains one of the most powerful bandit machines in the health sector today in terms of tender awards and procurement. 

A delegation of doctors are scheduled to meet the Secretary Ministry of Health Janaka Sugathdasa regarding this matter today (20.06.2018). They are expected to discuss the financial frauds and other professional misconducts of Bellana which include abuse of power over administrative issues and harassment of medical officers where he is reported to be coercing them to engage in conversations of sexual nature via late night calls and other forms of verbalized sexual advances.  

Since January 2018, the post of Director NTBS is vacant when Dr. Anil Dissanayake, former Director NTBS was posted as the Chief Epidemiolgist. This post of Director NTBS is known to be kept vacant by Rajitha Senaratne because this paves way for Bellana to remain the top administrator of the NTBS and make irregular and fraudulent financial decisions for himself and the Senaratnes. The insiders of the Ministry of Health and NTBS are confident that this vacancy will not be filled so long as Janaka Sugathadasa, famous for using administrative delaying as his major survival tactic remains Secretary to the Ministry of Health. 

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    Actually the ploy was to create a wave of sympathy for the traitors Maithri and Rajitha by getting Dr. Ballana to fabricate weird stories about them and later exposing them as baseless lies. And now Ballana is being rewarded for his dirty games. In this “game gahanawa” Koombiyo style, Maithri and his Machiavellians are shamelessly outdoing the Rajapakse Mafia …… Ohoma Yang.

  • 9
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    This is another Problem of the Sri lankan Political system. D.M. Jayarathne’s son, another M.P. during th ePResidential elections,. Destroyed Maithripala Sirisena’s political husts in Gampola. He was forgiven but eventually removed because he was caught in corruption. this Doctor would have banned right away as his work ethics were against the medical profession. Instead, probably because of Rajitha Senarathne, forgave him. SO, every where extreme politicization of the system. Some how theives are not leaving the system. they are there to steal and plunder the system.

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      Lankan Rupee and stock market is in free fall and Colombo is a Debt Trap because of
      Fake Development projects… So Why is Netherlands throwing loans funds at corrupt Ministers?

      Also, similarly, US is selling white elephant, obsolete, General electric Corp. train engines to the Corrupt Minister of Transport in Lanka, for millions of $$$ with Canadian Bank Loans provided through MCC to Lanka.
      General Electric Company (GE) is broke and was just removed from the Dow Jones industrial average..
      CT This is a breaking story..

  • 9
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    Good story CT !
    Another example of fake aid/loans for Lanka Debt Trap “Development” and money politics corruption racket!
    All kinds of un-necessary or low priority Health sector purchases that will benefit corrupt local politicians in Lanka and Corporations by a loan given by Netherlands.
    Why is Netherlands so generous with loans for Fake for corrupt development projects – now in Health sector in Lanka. We know that Rajitha is corrupt but
    Pl. also write to the Netherlands embassy for answers as Corruption has a supply as well as demand side and foreign “aid” loan donors should also be accountable!.

    • 3
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      Right on Dodo!
      Corruption has a supply side, as well as. a demand side.
      Simed International B. V. named in this letter, is a leading Importer & Supplier of Medical equipment in Utrecht, Netherlands.
      This company will be the biggest beneficiary of this Fake Aid/loan of 1 million USD from Netherlands Govt. to Rajitha and his corrupt cronies network in MOH.
      This is both a Netherlands Govt. and SL Govt. local operation to advance corporate profits and global 1 percent. Netherlands is also a haven for Tax dodgers, and living on its colonial past in Asian and African post-colonies.
      Foreign “aid” loan donors should also be accountable — Under the Paris Declaration on Aid Transparency and effectiveness!

  • 8
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    This “PRA JAJITHA” is a very capable “Mafia Boss” who will even go to the extent to “exterminate” any obstacle to his operations within and outside Government functions. So take notice. Nothing will change.

  • 14
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    G.M.O.A instructing the Secretary of Health as to what’s to be done, & the letter too is signed by an unknown character for the Secretary of the G.M.O.A. Sorrid state of affairs !!

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      GMOA is requesting for an inquiry. Are you that naive or acting as such? Dr. Aluthge is the secratary of GMOA, and it is the secratary who signs all letters for trade unions. Please educate yourself before leaping.

  • 3
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    Political climate change? May be but this is only the tip of the corruption/nepotism/impunity iceberg.
    Come elections. SLPP will cloak it with the language/religion-divide.

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    Why Netherlands is building / Funding a Super Dooper Hospital in Pointpedro in the North?
    Who has Colonised that part of North?? Not many locals but the Srilankan Army , Navy and their families Scrounging comfortably in the lands belonging to Indigenous Tamils.
    Why Sambanthan and Wigneswarann keeping their mouth shut.
    This model hospital is no use for Tamils for sure.
    Undermining Tamils well being .

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    I don’t know why they need the next generation DNA sequencing machine when the Technology is pretty old now. for sri lanka, bit older machine is OK. the only difference may be the software is new and more automated. IT is the same thing with the machines used to match different blood compatibility. I don’t why there is big commotion over this. these machines should be available cheaper even in India. IF you know the principles you make in your wadu pattale or Kammala. In other words, there can be home made variations. IF the journalist write about, it looks, this we can write more information. I KNOW RAJITHA SENARATHNE SAID THEY HAVE FOUND FIVE BILLIONS OF MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE AND THE COURT CASES WOULD BE FILED VERY SOON.

  • 1
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    They’re calling Pointpedro with an Alien name which no one had heard before, sure not the Natives of North even ever heard it’s called the Srilankan government calls which I have read it on the news.
    I have to go and research to see where the village called Peduru…. Something!!
    What the hell is going on Sampanthar in the North, Are you colluding with GOSL TO DESTROY the North of Srilanka and the people .

  • 0
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    Parasites , all .

  • 0
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    I heard this guy does not have either a PhD or a Medicl degree. He is a medical administrator. this article may have some thing wrong.

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    Well done CT for this expose. Bellana and Susitha Senaratne ( the suspended con director of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital) arw best of friends. Senaratne is the Canteen Medical Officer of NHSL. Bellana and Senaratne were the authors of stinkers not only about Chathura Senaratne but also about Sujatha Senaratne. Sujatha Senaratne has no shame. She takes the loot of the people who called her a prostitute. This is the attraction money holds for Sujatha and Rajitha Senaratne. Whether this money comes from Bellana, Susitha Senaratne or Athula Kahandaliyanage is immaterial to them. They just want the money.

  • 0
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    Collection of blood by mobile units with trained medical officers in charge, bleeding donors at Colombo and provincial blood banks, typing blood samples and direct testing for compatibility before transfusion were done by medical officers in the old days.
    Even private hospitals maintained their own blood banks, later.
    There were no hiccups – everything went smoothly.
    Now, with automation by special machines which have to be purchased abroad, for special projects too, and the national climate of corruption, things are complicated – the minister and his acolytes appear to be at the top of the pyramid of corruption in the health services.
    The President, a former health minister, knows what is happening, but appears helpless.
    The remedy is political, but by whom/which party/government?

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    “However in the natural style of the impotent Yahapalana Government, Bellana, instead of being penalized, was rewarded with an irregular appointment as Acting Deputy Director NTBS. “

    so if you put two and two together there must be no smoke without a fire.They shut his mouth up with an plum appointment.His power is what he knows about the young mother and sirisena,and the medical condition of seneratne’s.Rajapakshe’s would have bumped him off,yahapalanaya gives jobs.

  • 1
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    Well,SD/Madhawa Karuna…It’s a pot calling a kettle black. You are trying to turn the stinking Blood Bank issue to SJGH management to get even with your supervisors. It’s like the “Mekka” story. Do not point fingers at others whilst having garbage in your own bin.Those in glass houses better not throw stones at others. People at SJGH tell us that you recently tried to scrounge Rs.100,000/00 from an innocent Mother for a simple normal delivery and was detected by the management and was forced to reduce it to normal charge of Rs25,000/00. Any doctor would curse it as foul. How much more you have robbed the poor vulnerable patients in trying to get your millions piled up, is best known to you. It’s much much more than what Sujatha and Rajitha can get from anywhere. With what conscience are you doing these. What about patient complaints and medical negligence that have happened when you were warned in the past. We will let the world know if its warranted. It’s worse than the Blood Bank scam which is a sorry story. Hypocrites must be turning in his grave looking at Srilanka!! It’s disgusting and pathetic.This is today’s medical mafia. Truly feel sorry for the patients.

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