15 December, 2017

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Bond Scam: Foreign Affairs And Lotteries Minister Ravi K Must Resign Immediately: AKD

Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Chief opposition whip, Anura Kumara Dissanayake call upon Minster of Foreign Affairs and Lotteries, Ravi Karunanayake to resign from his post immediately.

Anura

Speaking to Colombo Telegraph he said according to information unearthed by the Commission to inquire into the Bond Scandal, the minister had obtained a super luxury apartment at the Monarch Residencies leased by Arjun Aloysius while they, Ravi and Arjun, both were accused of robbing billions of public funds though two bond scams.

“Most importantly Karunanayake was the Minister of Finance at that time. This is conflict of interest, he must resign,” Dissanayake said.

The entire lease, amounting close to 9 million rupees, was paid for by a company named Walter and Rowe in which Arjun and his father Geoff are both Directors. It is a fully owned subsidiary of the holding company of Perpetual Treasuries.

“This commission has no power to punish the culprits, it’s a long process. Ravi, being a minster, will certainly affect that process. Since he can influence the justice process, he must resign,” the JVP leader further said.

Meanwhile despite being summoned by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Central Bank bond issue, Ex-Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was too busy to attend the commission today to give evidence.

Karunanayake’s lawyer Sandun Gamage informed the Commission that his client will not be attending the Commission hearing due to ‘prior commitments’.

The Commission has meanwhile re-issued the summons on Karunanayake, ordering him to attend the hearing tomorrow and give evidence in a case where one of the main suspects in the bond scam, Arjun Aloysius had allegedly paid the lease for the penthouse at the super luxurious Monarch Residences in Colombo 3 on behalf of Karunanayake and his family.

The commission summoned the ex-Finance minister after a witness on Monday made this revelation during the hearing. Yesterday, the commission also ordered Aloysius to hand over all his electronic devices including mobile phone and laptop to the CID which he used during 2016/2016 to carry out further investigations against him.

Related Posts:

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Ex-Attorney General In Hot Water For Favouring Ravi Karunanayake In Money Laundering Case

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    Hi Anura Kumara Dissanayake calls upon Minster of Foreign Affairs and Lotteries, Ravi Karunanayake to resign from his post immediately.

    AKD please be serious.

    Do you think these crooks came in to politics to act honestly and keep their hands clean? Why do you think these men (mostly men) are desperate to win elections, cross over to ruling party, get most profitable cabinet jobs, become part of the crooked net work, ……. lie, lie and lie commit all sorts of criminal acts, ……………..

    If you don’t like this run of the mill job, resign, go into oblivion, join one of the Sangha sect, become the mahanayaka, sit comfortably , give nay to all progressive policies as you did as a leftist politician.

    When you were minister of Housing under MR, you would have come to know thousands of shady deals. How did you handle them?

    Why do you think Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa your former comrade in arms is so desperate to bring MR clan to government?

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      Yes, he should resign immediately and show the real good governance.

      That can save the face of the current government.

      If he would not, there is no purpose the very same man to let us represent to the world as the Foreign Minister of Srilanka.

    • 14
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      Sure, Ravi should resign no doubt! …………… But what about the other 224 parliamentarians?

      If there is a honest man let him stand up. …………………… And let the stones fly.

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        nimal fernando

        “If there is a honest man let him stand up.”

        What about Wimal Sangili Karuppan Weerawansa? The state couldn’t stick charges against him.

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          Oh! c’mon Native …….

          What’s your beef with poor Wimal Weerawansa?

          Wimal is the greatest patriot Lanka has ever produced! How many times has he saved SL single-handedly?

          Where’s your sense of gratitude?

          When even the greatest patriot is unappreciated do you think Lanka has any hope?

          No one appreciates Mahinda’s great perception of safekeeping tsunami-aid for later disasters, Basil’s constructions of mansion without owners all around the island for later use of the government institutions, Gota’s undertaking-business where without any cost to the families the dead are disposed. ……………. These are great services rendered to the people that go unappreciated.

          …………. Then, Ranil’s doubling of the EPF with the help of Mahendran ……… What’s the use of the EPF just sitting in the bank doing nothing when Ravi and the missus can have a bird’s eye view of the sea?

          Lankans have a long way to go in learning gratitude the appreciation.

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          Native Vedda: is one Dalit Tamil and he forgets it. So, he abuses some one elses. Tamil s don’t like others being nationlist.

    • 12
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      Well articulated Native Vedda! You hit the points well. Yes the best is for AKD to become a monk and ruin the country through that route!

    • 9
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      What is more cheeky and arrogant on Ravi’s part – gives a miss only to present cabinet papers that would move him into a Government Mansion – Ackland House, attach more institutions and subjects that are completely and totally outside the office of Foreign Affairs! At least MS had the backbone to turn it down – but the reasons MS is supposed to have given according reports in other press further demonstrates MS weakness.

    • 15
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      Investigate Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe next please…

    • 5
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      MR is desperate to talk to any minion in the government!! To talk about the country, So he says!!
      Do we still need him to prop up the failing nation??
      Who trusts who??
      Do we trust the Crook and the murderer still to put HUMPTY Dumpty together again??

      This MR a failed and corrupt leader, who had been rejected twice by the people, why he thinks he can save the country ?? Who’s giving him ideas?? Will he ever disappear into oblivion??

      Srilankans are spineless thieves ! and brainless thieves. !!

      These super crook politicians will never wants to retire in luxury! Always. More more and more.

      As “Sam ” below quotes…..Crime pays or there’d be no crimes. By. G- Gordon Liddy

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        What? This is about RW living out of AA’s pocket while fattening the same with AM’s help with the Bond Scam..what are you talking about? Alright, I get it, you are senile, I am always compassionate towards senility.

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      Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Chief opposition whip,———————————————————————————————————————–
      This is a good start, but when there are 224 crooks like Ravi, of various hues, who differ in their crookedness in financial and criminal crimes including murder, only in their degrees, how do you sort out?——————————————————————————-
      Isn’t it time for a new revolution, like the French or the Russian, and clean the house of crooks, occupied by the Paras in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho?

      • 2
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        Amarasiri

        Welcome back.
        Where you’ve been all these months and weeks?

      • 0
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        So is that all you have to say when your Yahapalana crook is caught with the hands in a humongous cookie jar of Bonds.

  • 20
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    No one is indispensable even a high profile minister should be sacked if one had committed a crime!
    That’s exactly you do in a law abiding nation , in a nation with full of corrupt leaders the country becomes a para yah state with crooks and murderers ruling .
    For gods sake SL. suppose to be a divine holy Buddha nation!
    Do the honourable and resign those who have done corruption. Simple !!
    Court of law should do the decent thing, but in Appe Aanduwe everything is impossible.

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      It is true, no one is indispensable and even a high profile minister should not be spared if one had committed a crime. In Sri Lanka this is news for a few days and all is forgotten. No, it will not happen and he will go on to make bigger gains. Obviously crime pays, or there’d be no crime. G. Gordon Liddy

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      The extension of the time period of the Presidential Commission of inquiry to investigate and inquire into the issuance of treasury bonds by another 3 months by President Maithripala Sirisena is much welcomed.
      With the revelations made by certain witnesses called to testify before the commission on 24.07.2017, Minister Ravi Karunanayake and family have been accused of engagement in large scale fund cushioning to rent and then buy a luxury apartment for Rs. 165 million by companies belonging to Arujun Mahendran. These matters have been revealed just now (when there is only a few day for the time period for the commission to lapse), which has prompted the President to extend the period to carry out a complete probe. One has to accept the fact that he was a “RISING STAR” within the UNP to reach the pinnacle of the party leadership over riding even Sajith Premadasa in the future, to take over the UNP leadership from Ranil Wickremasinghe. Can it be that, Ravi Karunanayake’s exposure of “much hidden” secrets regarding the “BOND SCANDAL” is an inside job by the exclusive “inner group” of the UNP to oust Ravi Karunanayake so that this “threat” will be eliminated and Ranil can groom one of his selected hierarchy “henchaiya” to the post when the need arises?
      But what disturbs the political minds of the ordinary voter is the “SILENCE” of the President not to take such action to probe, especially, Dr. Rajitha Seneratne and Minister Rishad Bathiudeen against whom much bigger corruption scandals and rackets have been reported to the other corruption probing institutions and the CID. The Sri Lanka Muslims have been “hoodwinked by our own politicians”. The Sri Lanka Muslims, especially the “YOUTH” do “NOT WISH” the president to sweep the allegations against the Muslim politicians/Ministers at any cost.

  • 8
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    ” Anura Kumara Dissanayake call upon Minster of Foreign Affairs and Lotteries, Ravi Karunanayake to resign”
    what is this fellow talking about.Is he implying that a man who could not pay nine million for the lease would not have 165 million to buy the ruddy penthouse?he won the lottery you fool.Now he will be prepared to resign from the foreign affairs but not the lotteries due to sentimental reasons.

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    Prince Kumara can’t be serious……What about the LKR 25 Lakhs he got from Mr Mahendran’s friend Dr Ranil?…….Is he still driving that TNA Beamer which Vellala Boss Sambandan gifted him as Santhosams , for becoming the Chief Opposition whip?………
    .Sira has launched another “Ploy” to mislead the Mahanayakas . by extending the Commission proceedings to give Dr Ranil another three months , to bring his Federal Constitution……….It was only two days ago, Dr Ranil promised the NGO Prelate and his Puruwesi Balaya , that the new Draft is ready and will be presented to Parliament in August………And he will get the 2/3 to implement it……….Sira has to fulfil his contract obligations before seeking Nirwana through Mmahanayakas………The people whom Sira has signed the contracts are not the blokes who just use Bolt Cutters to chop the big toes……
    They can make life miserable for the rest of the Life for the whole family ………We do not need to look even outside to see examples……..Even our high school kids know this Presidents Commission is all Show…….It is like an Old Man trying to eat “Pork Soft Bone Curry” without dentures…………Lottery Ravi couldn’t give a F*****, about the Warrant ……How can you punish him……………….

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      KASmaalam

      “Is he still driving that TNA Beamer which Vellala Boss Sambandan gifted him as Santhosams , for becoming the Chief Opposition whip?………”

      Serious stuff. Trinco Sam bought him a BMW? Can’t believe, won’t believe until you produce documentary evidence on Trinco Sam’s financial status. Why would Sam buy him a BMW? You are confusing me for the first time.

      “Sira has launched another “Ploy” to mislead the Mahanayakas .”
      So are you saying those Mahanayakas are dimwits who fall for Sira’s and Mara’s simple tricks? Isn’t it a shame?

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    AKD talks only after it becomes public news. There was similar news that AKD also has a family in Ireland and bought a house for that woman It is Well known that both the Mahinda Rajapakse govt Ravi KArunanayake to proceed with ill gotten money from Raj Rajarathnam. Ranil wickramsinghe gave him the finance ministry post by passing all those concerns. Then there are rumours everyday saying how he is building a luxury mansion near the parliament, how he got a warehouse in the harbour for his family. Now, in this case, he may have invested those LTTE money via Alosius company.——————–Anyway AKD is a bankrupt politician. What you are saying you are very unprepared. AS many other politicians are, you also talk when it becomes a public issue. When not, you are part of the group. Just think why JVP should leave the parliament now. Because, they are so bankrupt politicians. ————–I think the important news is how challenged the investigating sasying they should not have summoned him and why.All that is published in another newspaper. Politicians are earning millions using their position and that money whould be gornment money. Yet, they take it as political donations and escape. So, AKD address the issue and do not talk for publicity.

  • 14
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    It is a tall order for one man. Therefore, when Ravi resigns, the Prime Minister should also resign for his role as the mastermind of the Central Bank Bond Scam. When they leave, they should take Mangala Samaraweera also with them for accepting bribes from LTTE diaspora to frame security forces.

    This is the largest bank robbery in South Asian history. The Prime Minister and the Finance Minister who looted Sri Lanka’s Central Bank will go down the history as legendary criminals.

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      Chumpoo,
      Politicians are crooks.
      Why are you not talking about Sankili Wimal’s mansion in Kaduwela?
      How can he build one with an MP’s salary? Why not ask him to resign ?

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        Proof ..where is proof?

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      The Central Bank bond scam which was in operation unhindered since March 2015 is the prime reason for economic downfall in Sri Lanka. All the partners of crime are still scot free. In any other instance, this case should be heard in the courts. However, as the mastermind is the Prime Minister, he seems to have received exclusive immunity from facing charges.

      The man who should be in jail is today selling country’s assets left, right and centre.

      A large number of ancestral agricultural and forest lands have already been gifted to foreign countries/companies in lieu of debt repayments. If the Prime Minister didn’t rob the Central Bank with the help of former Governor, who was not even a Sri Lankan citizen (which is a serious breach of the constitution) and his son-in-law’s Perpetual Treasuries, there would never have been any reason to sell Magampura Port.

      I urge the Most Venerable Chief Prelates, Maha Sangha and public to come forward “AGAIN” to protect Magampura Port.

      Plans are underway “again” to sign the agreement with China for a 99 year-lease. A 70% of the Port is awarded to China in this “lease”. The word “lease” and 70% (or 85%, is not clear as the agreement is a secret) don’t rhyme together. This is not a lease, this is a DIVESTITURE. On the other hand, will anybody in his right mind “lease a port for 100 years” which is situated in the most strategic point of a busy marine trade route? I have serious doubts whether there is any hefty commission involved.

      I am asking this from Maha Sangha and all patriots, should we allow Ranil, who robbed the Central Bank, to sell Magampura Port or are we rising as one, fighting as one and save our port?

      Contd’……

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        This is a lease and not an outright grant like the Shangri La land or the Port City land given by Mahinda. The operating co will be majority owned by the Chinese where as the common user facility will be majority owned by the SLPA.

        We have failed to operationalise this for 5 years under Mahinda and Ranil. It is best that it be given to Chinese to ensure that the Rs 200b loan can be repaid.

        Also we should handover the Convention center, cricket stadium and airport also to the Chinese on lease.

        We need FDIs to Hambantota and only the Chinese can do this. Both parties have failed to bring industries to this neglected part of the country.

        Happy to suffer a few days without petrol to support these important reforms.

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          Majority owned by SLPA???

          Some people know nothing about the agreement or its immediate and long term impacts.

          In January Maha Sangha and the general public voiced a strong objection to sale of Magampura Port. We need to stage the part II as the government goes a circle to hoodwink people and come back to the same point.

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      Continuation …..

      If the government is not in a position to repay debts, it was the direct result of the Central Bank Bond Scam, one of the most sophisticated loot of billions of money masterminded by Prime Minister himself. He is a royal product of Colombo elites who never loved his country.

      When comparing to the Central Bank pillage, what China has offered for Magampura Port is peanuts!!!

      C’mon, Sinhalese patriots, let’s rally together and fight to protect Magampura Port.

      Let’s demand the Prime Minister to stop selling country’s most precious assets and instead recover the loss to the government he himself is responsible, by freezing accounts and acquiring all assets belonging to Perpetual Treasuries which is freely using its robbed money to buy stocks and various other companies.

      The Prime Minister, who robbed the Central Bank with the assistance of his confidant former Governor, a Singaporean national and former Finance Minister who is the current Foreign Minister, has no right whatsoever to sell Magampura Port. In all fairness, they all should be in jail by now. The law is pathetically bias towards the Prime Minister and all other rogue technocrats in the Cabinet who monopolize the government.

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      If that is the case with PM, then former leader Rajapakshe who deliberately looted the assets of the state should immediately be arrested.

      He should first be in jail to have grabed billions of funds. We can now think of getting the billions lost in Bond Scame, theere we see the light at the end of the tunnel, but madamulana musalaya to have looted the state for their luxury life maintenance including national carrier s bankrupsy, there should not be given any GENERAL PARDON or special previledges to former Leader and his family.
      Alone the facts got collected in terms of Rugby players day light murder, former Leaders wife and his son should long have been jailed.
      Thadjudeen s mother is also a mother.
      So nothing like speical previledges should be applied in high crimes such as that.

      God bless srilanka.

  • 7
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    Politicians in present day Sri Lanka resigning on being exposed? Pooh! It can never happen. The call of AKD, if I am not mistaken, is not a call of a typical European senior politician calling for resignation of a politician focussed in a scandal, but to gain popularity among the so called “gentry”. That does not mean that I am white-washing Ravi K. He has a question to answer in a Commission of Inquiry. If the chap is so busy and has the audacity to give dates in which he can attend then it is nothing but fair for MY3 to remove the man from the Cabinet immediately and leaving no excuse for the man not to appear before the Commission. Surely, in the public service or in companies if an employee has very serious questions to answer and if he delays answering them in the pretext that he has urgent duties to perform then within hours the employee is suspended or interdicted from duty. What about RW? He is as usual mum silent treating everything as if it is a storm in a tea-cup. But his silence adds weight to his culpability on the matter. Oh! Dear! Is this the “Yahapalanaya” of MY3 and RW? For God’s Sake! Don’t behave in a manner to float the opinion that in fact Jarapassa times were better.

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    There is no yahapalanaya. It is only a chess game. What ever happened most are part of it. It looks foreign money comes for JO. IT looks CBK may have another team. Wait and see. People are targeting the wrong way. fight for controlloing getting bribes as political donations or money depositing in relatives accounts. for example, Rajapakse’s deposited money intheir wives, grnad ma’s accounts. that is common.

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    [Edited out] We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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      Chutta – Synthetic “lowyer” Namal Rajafucksha is conducting English Language classes. Wanna join?

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    There should be a control over political donations and it should be opened to some authorities. PArliamentary priviladges shouldnot be for them, when they are accused for corruptions.

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    [Edited out] We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    The first reaction of an honest person in this situation would be to appear before the commission as soon as possible and declare his honesty.

    Ravi K however tend to hide behind parliamentary privileges not to appear and declare the truth.

    Being a senior mister appointed by the UNP this shows the extent of corruption within the so called ‘Mr Cleans’ party.

    I won’t be surprised if Ranil ask Ravi to step down until the uproar is cooled and appoint him back in 6 months like his other corrupt erstwhile friends.

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    No point in talking about Ravi K. Every body knows about him. Anura Kumara and his group are doing the same as Ravi K did in a different way, Their biggest effort now is to defeat Peratugamis in the race of ruining the country.

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      I heard even Peratugamis go and ask the help from gods in Devalas. They all have a bee hive with non ending source. They all want to suck into it. It is loot for all of them. Voters are dumb. and they do not want to understand it. Even if they understand nothing can be done.

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    Anura Kumara Dissanayake appears to have woken up from a deep slumber or
    has he? It is the voice of Anura Kumara and the hand of Malik Samarawickrema
    that is behind. Malik hates Ravi. Malik keeps AKD happy every month with great
    santhosam. So he tells AKD now to fire at Ravi.AKD has never spoken a word against
    Malik the Rat Face.

    The so called Rathu Sahodarayas are now Rathu Ali Petiyas. They are very very
    selective in the criticism. Money can do wonders.

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    AKD has woken from a deep slumber . Wonder if he is on anybody’s payroll ?

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    It is a gangrene set up. First pass the civic disability law into force and take out one by one.

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    Ravi K alone?

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    Have no fear; AKD is one of the better politicians we have amongst us.

    The fact that Ravi K must go is clear to all of us, except to himself and his leader.

    Leadership is all about telling miscreants where they get off. If that is not done, then such are no leaders.

    A true leader’s first obligation is towards his country and its people; not to his party, not to any individual, not even to his government, but to the country and its people.

    If the country has been disgraced and the people fleeced, those responsible must go.

    Elementary, really.

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      If AKD was in power for 1, 2 years, we can see the true picture. Out of power everybody is honest, genuine.. what not?

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    Mr. Anura Kumara D arrived in Sri Lanka recently after a visit abroad. I think he is still suffering from “Jet Lag” and unable to recollect that he is in Sri Lanka. He is confused and makes a “terrible mistake” to make this statement expecting Sri Lanka should follow what is happening normally in other countries. Mr. AKD: Regain your lost mind. You are back in Sri Lanka. Your demand will never be met.

    Native Vedda: You said in your comment “When you were the Minister of Housing under MR………..” I suppose you referred to AKD. I propose to “Investigate” this matter; because who knows what and what secret “Deals” took and taking place under Mr. Even AKD could have held such portfolio under MR. Thank you for revealing that “secret”.

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      Douglas

      I take everything the politicians say with a pinch of salt.

      I am sure AKD was the housing minister under MR.

      In many cases MR threaten, cajoled, bribed and black mailed his party MP’s and his allies during his reign. That was the time when MR engineered the split within JVP in order to keep the promise to Hindians.

      Perhaps AKD was clean hence his faction refused to be part of MR. Not many members within JVP would talk about it to an outsider like me. I know there had been machination within and without the party.

      AKD also may be a prisoner of circumstances. I suspect the JVP old guards are still in control of the party hence the party is unable to reform its ideological commitment and move towards a secular, liberal, ….. ideology . They are scared/timid to be bold in order to distance themselves from its former racist/fascist leader Rohana Wijeyweera.

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    Foreigners will come and set up businesses here, while these crooks run the country with the current justice system!

    Must be a damned fool or a robber like them!

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    Why should any one ask Ravi K to resign. He should be sacked. He is pat of the gang headed by Raj Rajaratmam (RR) who is already jailed in the US for manipulating the Stock market. RR gave US $ 3 million to RAVI K as has been mentioned in the related case in SL. In this case RK was not acquitted as claimed by him but was discharged with possibility of bringing him before the judiciary. Government must ensure that AG pursue action in this respect if pledge to uphold good governance to be proved. This guy also has issued a undated letter to whom it may concerned in his capacity as the former FM. This letter has surfaced at the Presidential Commission investigating the bond scam. When senior Mahendran was the PRUN in NY, RR was in and out of Mahendran”s office and official residence. Arjuna Mahendran and his son in law met RR in NY and in SL. So one could see how this has been operating. RK shamelessly has sought the Cabinet approval to employ a Chief of Staff with colossal salary and other perks, Actland House as the official residence. Geedines of crooks has no limits. Poor is suffering without water ,medicine, minimum requirement of food, shelter. These insensitive robber barons continue rob the country and the people. President should immediately sack this man. How can he represent SL as the foreign minister.

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    Not enough AKD. RK (& others like him) need to be investigated & penalized if found guilty. For a start, why don’t you start a campaign to pressurize the Yahapalanaya Govt. to force all Parliamentarians to disclose their wealth, including those of their spouses & immediate family. After all, it’s your job in the opposition to hold Parliamentarians accountable & I am sure, at lest the IRS would be able to benefit by such an investigation.

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    It is high time that Sri Lanka introduce Sharia Law and chop of the hands of those who rob people’s money.

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      Chop only the hands for taking? I would like to see the sharia law applied to chopping their heads off too, because it is their evil brains that have thought out and planned how to scam the nation’s wealth for the personnel benefit of few – including those politicians and civil servants that facilitated this scam and are now protecting the same.

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    This crooked ex Finance minister fleeced national assets and transferred the debt to the public through unjustifiable taxations through his budgets to make up for the losses. In any civilized country with proper functioning law and order, this hyena would have been behind bars right now, instead too many like minded rogues in high places are protecting him, as they themselves have been stripping the national assets, including that high profile government employee crook Secretary to Finance Ministry. The strange thing is these UNP crooks are working hand in glove with SLFP crooks via the same businessman on this occasion, otherwise why should the businessman invest his ill gotten money in a media organization owned by Rajapaksha sons and relatives. He has bought out both sides in one go, thus preventing either side criticizing his scam. The network of crooks has no colour differentiation, their common colour being the colour of money and their evil mind of Black that keep loading taxes on to the ignorant but oppressed voters. We cannot even trust the Gods any more; it seems that they too have been bribed, otherwise they would have send a few thunderbolts to wipe out these scums.

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    The leader of opposition Sampanthan must raise this issue. He has a more important mission – seeking justice. Corruption started the day Lankan minorities were denied this commodity.
    Chief opposition whip, Anura Kumara Dissanayake calls upon Minister of Foreign Affairs and Lotteries, Ravi Karunanayake to resign from his post immediately. Based on rumors of corrupt practices. Such rumors plague several other ministers, MPs on both sides. AKD, why not go for a head-hunt of the corrupt in general?

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    “”“Most importantly Karunanayake was the Minister of Finance at that time. This is conflict of interest, he must resign,” Dissanayake said.””

    Modaya the ministers get free housing from government don’t they??
    from what i know the government reimburses later and does not pay upfront on anything.

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    Why the Sri lankan Govt does not arrest Ravi Karunanayake for theft anf frauds. PREsident and Prime minister knows he openly steals things from the state. What is wrong. He knows that every body is a thief so he does it openly to challenge the president and Ranil ?. Why Ranil is silent even though he doe snot have a family ?. Others have families and they be allowing their family members to steal and engage in corruptions.

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      Jimsofty the very dimwit

      “Why the Sri lankan Govt does not arrest Ravi Karunanayake for theft anf frauds.”

      Ask Ranil as to why he hasn’t brought legal action against MR, GR, BR, NR, Sangili Karuppan, Dr Kudu PhD, ………………….. for theft, fraud, murder, war crimes, ……………….. saffron clad thugs, …………?

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    Next; Badudeen, Hakim, Sali, etc.

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      Some say, Hakeem is suspected Wahabi. Sali was instrumentql in accusing Sinhala buddhists for petrol bombing by sinhala buddhists. Police, because, police is obeying the political backlash, arrested two youths and found it was a haux. This is more than rumours.

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    AKD, [Edited out]. Wait till Ravi gives an explanation before jumping the gun. The woman in question is a tart and was close to the Rajapakse regime including Duminda de silva. This looks like another one of the Rajapakse machinations to bring down the government. Why don’t you focus your attention firstly on getting the really big rogues the Rajapakse and friends locked up – you will be providing a better service to the nation than making silly comments on RK. [Edited out]

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