30 October, 2020

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Bribery Commission Files Case Against Sajin Vass

The Commission to Investigate allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed a case today against controversial figure and one time loyalist of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sajin de Vass Gunawardena.

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The Commission has filed a case over Gunawardena’s failure to declare his assets during several years including in 2011 and 2012. Incidentally, the charges comes just days after Gunawardena told a news conference in Colombo that he has declared all his assets, and if he had not, by now he would be behind bars.

When the case was taken up today before the Colombo Additional Magistrate, Gunawardena’s lawyers requested the court for time to obtain necessary papers. The Case will be taken up again in September this year.

Last week, Gunawardena said that if the accusations leveled against him by some politicians were true about him acquiring his wealth in an unscrupulous manner, then he would be behind bars by now. “I have submitted all my asset details and my accounts and how I earned my money to the relevant authorities. Everything is transparent. Everyone thinks I got money by stealing, but that is not true. If I had not submitted these information by now, then I would be in jail by now,” he told a media conference on Friday.

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  • 27
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    There should be no mercy for this kind of rogue from any quarter. People are awaiting for that favourable decision from the judiciary

    • 18
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      The culture of immunity and impunity for corrupt and criminal politicians must end in Sri Lanka.

      Politicians are the BIGGEST CURSE on the island. They have looted the economy and distracted the people from their crimes by spreading ethnic and religious conflicts.

      Holding corrupt politicians accountable and ending their IMMUNITY and IMPUNITY is the only solution to the Ethnic and Economic crises the country faces today.

    • 4
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      Our President left our shores today to be present at the Anti Corruption Summit in the UK. He will be meeting the other Corrupt leaders of the world. Most of them are Friends of our previous President his brood and his Bag carriers.
      What a pity our past Corrupt President couldn’t attend.
      How will our president present our miracle of Asia ? Would it be a white wash with the story as all going as planned??
      Would there be a mention of the Foreign Aid which is beginning to pour in for devolopements will be provided with decent Roofs over their heads of those people lost their homes and livelihoods??
      Or would he say we will use all the foreign AIDS on our selves by offering free Vehicle Tax and free Vehicle for the Parlimentarians , their Families and friends and all the Doctors and their families ONLY !!
      To be watched

    • 1
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      RE: Bribery Commission Files Case Against Sajin Vass

      MaRa and his cronies had a Great time!

      We were MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa Cronies

      We were MaRa MaRa Amana MaRa Cronies

      We were MaRa MaRa Pacha MaRa Cronies

      We were MaRa MaRa Dhushana MaRa Cronies

  • 30
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    Renu,

    People need to wait till eternity to see justice, which will never happen in their lifetime.

    Just see, the next hearing is set for September and the next would be in 2017.

    All bloody rogues, including Ranil/MY3 and the whole gang, may be except JVP. But then again, if they come to power they may also taste the sweet of corruption and may sink in too.

    We the people are the biggest fools to look for justice from these bloody politicians and also from the public servants.

    Still no regret in sending ACE ROGUE MARA home. At least no white van, executions, minority bashing,extortions and the likes.

    But the rest of YAHAPALANAYA, just stinks.

  • 32
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    These guys are organised burglars. This guy who was a wharf clerk five years ago, becoming a multi billionaire by genuine efforts as he claims, is a miracle.
    The other guy who went to Dubai to wash plates now owning the Marriott hotel Dubai and the Oruwela steel cooperation with his own ability, is another world wonder.
    With such capable people, the people of Srilanka do wonder why the country’s economy has always been in doldrums?
    These guys should be appointed as finance minister and deputy and in no time Srilanka should become the richest nation in Asia.

  • 26
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    If the dog did not bark too much, no one would have noticed it. But this is a stray dog that loves the noise and commotion. Now it is time to tame the dog in heat.

    As for the YP government doing justice to the voters, it is a pipe dream. Another five years and these fellows would be voted out by naive voters to bring in another set of rogues, who can milk this country for a another set term of 5 years.

    Sri Lanka is ruled by a bunch of cunning politicians who have no regard for the country, nor do they have any ambition to see this country develop.

    This is a whole circus re-enacted by different players at different points in time.

    It is stupid of the people to have any hope on these politicians to improve the living conditions of the people. We the people need to make an honest living to feed ourselves and thank the Lord for having kept our self-respect INTACT.

  • 4
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    The report above is worded: “……filed a case against the controversial figure and one time loyalist of former President Mahinda Rajapakse, Sajin Vas Gunawardene”. I would like to amend this statement by adding immediately after “Rajapakse” – and presently a Lap Dog of MS & RW Government. This indictment indicates the continuation of the same modus operandi of the past regime of MR, in that, if anyone speaks or works contrary to what has been told, he/she will be taken to task. Sajin, the worst of the corrupt in this instant made a mistake of speaking of his declaration of “Asset & Liabilities” and immediately he has been taken to courts on the same subject matter. However,there is a difference in not making him to meet with a “road accident”.Yet, he is given “time” to make amends by fixing the case to a distant date in September by which date the people would forget it. After that, as pointed in a comment above, this case will be dragged to a further date perhaps beyond 2017 and further and further and ultimately the “Authorities” on directions will withdraw the case. Next, we will see him receiving nominations from SLFP/UPLF or even UNP (one time he was in UNP) to contest at the next General Elections and enter the Parliament. Mark my words, he will receive the highest number of “Preferential Votes”. Who knows, with his track records and acumen in amassing wealth and being a “Monitor” he could be even appointed as the Minister of Economic Affairs.

  • 15
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    Bag carrier and pimp for a President. Gets into the good books with the insecure and arrogant Ranil Wicks regime and his siblings. Seen at parties for UNPers(not SLFP turned My3ers). Rogue who raped the nation via Mihin and enabled the further rape by the pathologically corrupt elements in the MR camp including BR. Typical Ambalangoda man. Will do anything and everything to get ahead. Appealed to MR’s insecure vanities and created an useless airline. Rode around with 2 LandRovers full of PSD personnel under MR and still does the same this time with MSD and STF personnel. Has an overblown sense of importance without an education. A far cry from the affable and able brother of his who was CEO of Sri Lankan.

  • 9
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    SL Judiciary in general and Colombo magistrate courts in particular are highly corrupt entities. See how leverage is given to this international rouge by the magistrate. next hearing after 5 months…at this rate justice will never be delivered by our courts.

  • 14
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    This is a rogue,who drove the car for MR when he visited Sharjah,Dubai early years when MR was Minister of highways & MagaNaguma Road construction.This chap was cooking for others in Dubai for free lodging and boose. He robbed 134000 cement bags from Maganaguma to build MR sister’s palace in Deniyaya.Under him Mihin air closed down and Dubai airport wanted spot cash to operate the airline later when they restarted.His swindling of state money had no limit. The country is so surprised, why this guy is not arrested.He was so powerful like the dog at the palace door.Our legal system is so poor and that’s why UN wanted us to get outside legal support for the post war inquiry. Today MY3 went to attend the anti corruption conference in UK.How could he go and face them protecting international money swindles like this Vass Gunawardena.Even if he goes to prison he will still make money off the deals he has signed,with country’s wealth.Retribution will follow,if Buddhism is true.I wish someone has the guts to lock him in and throw the key.

  • 14
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    Wot, another “Commission”???!!!

    Put the bas-turd away. Enough of the bullshit!

  • 11
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    At last things seem to be moving… or is it REALLY moving?Hope it’s really real!Sajin the thug is a muti billionaires.His ill gotten wealth was well documented just last week by knowledgeable readers of the Colombo Telegraph.What is the reason for the authorities delaying taking action against this scum bag is the billion dollar question.The sooner this criminal is put behind bars the better it would be for the Yahapalana government because the people are beginning to get disgusted since so far there has been all talk and no action..Remember this has now been going on for over one and a half years.There really seems something fishy going on as it has been a case of periodic accusation going on but ABSOLUTELY no action.Who is fooling whom?

  • 9
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    I have been working, my heart out, overseas for the last 28 years and find it unbelievable that this guy who was working in the middle east only a few years ago has been able to amass so much of wealth, legally, by working his ass off. I must have missed a trick somewhere down the line! And, by the way I have been asked to declare my earnings….
    Maybe, the difference is that I worked my heart out and he has worked his ARSE OFF!
    Its time to get these culprits to pay back what they took from the population instead of the average Joe!

    MR President and Mr Prime Minister…please don’t let the people down!

  • 7
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    He says that he has submitted all details if his assets already.
    Why then do his lawyers want more time.
    Why such a long date – till September?
    Is the judge biased?

  • 7
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    A dirty scum bag who was made into a big man by MR, finally monitoring Sri lanka’s Foreign Ministry !

    Duminda silva monitored the Police , while being the closest buddy of defence secretary Gotabaya, in and out of his much guarded bungalow.

    We should be ashamed to have had a president Like Mahinda Rajapakse.

  • 3
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    Don’t believe anything that happens in Sri lanka and that involves so-called politicians.

    It should be a money wasting joke to fool the country.

    Ranil wickramsinghe has established credibility as another just like Mahinda Rajapkse.

    Maithriapala sirisena has proved enough to show that he is also the one and the same.

    • 3
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      Maithrie should forget the party and think of the country. He has been given a mandate by the people to clean up the country and its governance and not to build up a party infrastructure like the Nazi party in one time Germany. He still has the powers of an Exec Pres to do what he pledged to do surely, but unfortunately he is bogged down on a diversion to unify his party to pit against UNP at the next election. There goes the bodhisatva paramitaas that the prospective Presidential candidate made prior to the election. He is on a different agenda now. What a pity? And how hopeless it is for the voters!

      • 0
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        Next time, People will neglect Maithri.

        He will be left only with what ever he has stolen.

  • 4
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    I agree with all the comments above. He is the biggest rogue and the biggest thug and became a rich man in no time. We are all waiting to see when he is going to jail. With him close to the present President now and the President only interested in building up his party there is not much hope.Ranil cannot do much as the President is protecting him.That is not good enough. Ranil has to keep to his promises. We can only make these comments and wait and see.

  • 7
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    Probably this basket has already bought off AG Dept, IGP, Judges, MS and RW the whole gammut of idiots that is supposed to look after public interests. His master was, and I bet still is, the mega swindler MR, that was using this even larger swindler’s brain. We might as well replace Ravi Karu with this guy, Sri Lanka might even prosper, of course by making it a haven for foreign tax evaders under this swindler’s leadership.

  • 3
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    Just look at this moosala kalavadda’s face and you could see what a thug,womanizer and rouge the crook is.Despite all the hard evidence of his crooked dealings been there for all to see, he continues to be provided with a armed escort consisting of 3 Land Rover Defenders.He is been protected day and night.So as far as this animal is concerned it is business as usual since he had this very same privileges when he was Mahinda Rajapaks’s Baggage Boy.

    Aiyo Sri Lanka ,Aiyo Sri Lankans is all what I could say.

  • 3
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    He should not be allowed to be seen in public. There will come a day when people will stone such people who robbed the country

  • 4
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    This refuse from the rear orifice was like a dog sometime back , now he is opening out his big mouth as he is being protected by some high up

  • 3
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    Who are we kidding. It is high time the citizens recognize this is drama nicely choreographed by the present and past political leaders. We understand their caliber and the motives. Dirty rats occupying the parliament and who denied my past, present and future. Not only mine yours too readers.

  • 3
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    I hope this is the beginning. I hope the other rogues are also bagged soon. It will not be too long before the small rogues start spilling the beans on the greatest bandit family who are still sitting pretty and smug on top of their mountain of ill gained wealth.

  • 2
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    The Government should increase the number of High Courts to try these cases, so that they may be expedited and justice meted out.The present number of courts is insufficient to try even the day to day cases entailing inordinate delays.

  • 4
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    What a filthy liar, he assaulted Nonis and the shameless man is denying it, from that alone it shows he has not heard of the word honest. He is nothing but a cheap pigheaded rogue and a liar.

  • 1
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    What a filthy low class liar. These guys should be jailed for life , bottom line is the government crooks have secured deals with him to take what ever he has earned to release him ,

    In simple words he was the PIMP of the Ex president !!! and its a shame he has joined the PIMPIYOO of the current government .

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