1 December, 2020

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Bribery Commission Started An Inquiry Into CJ’s Assets, But Declined To Name The Complainant

By Colombo Telegraph

“The Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption has started an inquiry into the assets acquired by Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake whilst a foreign travel ban has been imposed at its request on her husband Pradeepa Kariyawasam, who was the former Chairman of the National Savings Bank (NSB).” The Sunday Times reports.

 

“We have received a complaint against the Chief Justice about accumulation of assets. We are investigating the complaint. It has been sent under a name and therefore like any other complaint we receive we are investigating the allegations,” Commission Chairman Jagath Balapatabendi told the Sunday Times. He declined to name the complainant or elaborate.

According to the newspaper, a Commission official said she would be issued a “show cause notice” and further inquiries would proceed only thereafter. One of the charges is “not declaring in the annual declaration of assets and liabilities that should be submitted by a judicial officer the details of more than twenty bank accounts maintained in various banks including nine accounts” in the National Development Bank (NDB), The Sunday Times said.

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    Better start investigating Koparage Vermin and Modawanse. They seem to be very prosperous these days.

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      The Bribery Commission should investigate Mahinda Rajapassa and his brothers and son’s dirty deals, Nivard Cabraal on the Hambantota Commonwealth Games bid – land grabs in Colombo, Kalpitiya, and Passikudh etc.Carlton Sports, dragracing lambuhgigin’s and leave the CJ alone.
      The big ticket corruption is with the Rajapassa brothers.
      23 million for a Trillion apt is peanuts compared to the Rajapassa brothers dirty deals..

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        What about your corruption?? sarinda

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    ““We have received a complaint against the Chief Justice about accumulation of assets. We are investigating the complaint. It has been sent under a name and therefore like any other complaint we receive we are investigating the allegations,” “

    That’s pretty efficient of the Commission, given the speed of their reaction to the “complaint”. Wonder how they would respond to other “complaints” about the undeclared assets of Ministers and others of the GOSL?

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    SOME ONE SHOULD SET AN INQUIRY INTO ALL PARLIAMENTARIANS ASSETS AND FIND OUT HOW AND WHEN THEY ACQUIRED THESE LARGE SUM OF MONEY THEY HAVE. BEFORE AND AFTER THEY GOT INTO PARLIAMENT.

    THEY WILL ALL BE JAILED FOR THERE LOOT AND DAYLIGHT ROBBERY

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    This may call as legal prostitution. Why not against officers involved in NSB case? Bribery commissioner also same sort of dog…who enter from back door of temples tree. This case was induced by regime after failing all tactics. We know who hell he is..who appointed him.

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    Oh Danny Boy – While we agree with you, simultaneously if the Inland Revenue Dept does its job without fear or favour most of these rogues – men and women – will be caught. At personal level I know this Declaration of Assets for MPs, ministers, MPCs is a sham. Initially, it will be those with less clout with the crooked in the ruling clique who will fall. But gradually more will come into the net. I am told of someone in a family who hardly pays Income Tax but yet made a bid to a Ceylinco property at Rs.900 million??? What medieval levels the country has been brought down to by these crooks.

    Senguttuvan

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    The saying ‘Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion’ is attributed to Julius Caesar. Unfortunately, the Chief Justice and her husband did not adhere to the wisdom of this saying. They are now facing the consequences.

    This is a good lesson to all those who are holding responsible positions!

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    Curious. Isn’t this Jagath Balapatabendi’s son married to the former CJ Asoka Silvas daughter? Even more curious, isn’t CJ Asoka Silva a “presidential advisor” and known to have an animosity against the the current CJ Dr. Bandaranayake? Puzzling how no one seems to question this Balapatabendi’s integrity or motives… Hmm.

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      on top of this-
      Asoka de Silva’s daughter is undergoing a Msc or a PhD in the university of Netherlands and guess what her husband (Balapatabadi’s Son was employed as the deputy consul at the Sri Lankan embassy) this is just a political appointments done from nowhere to get them on the line of the Regime as done with CJs husband with NSB.

      Also the Bribery commissiner is retired IGP- Jayantha Wickremaratne and whoose wife is Anoma Gunatileka the woman who shouted like from Marakade aginst yesterday and was the secretary of BASL and who was thretening to resign.

      Im i am not mistaken the current AG – Palith Fernando is a brother in law Asoka de Silva and this is the Octopus that is working around the CJ and a clear prostitution.

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      Quite true and as citizens of Sri Lanka, constitutionally we are above all and we should check whether this Balapattabendige has undeclared assets before he checks others. If I live in Sri Lanka, I would have complained personally to the Bribery Commission to check Wimal Weerasansa’s, Dilan Perera’s, Yapa’s, Rajitha’s Susil’s and all those signed blindly the Impeachment document and also all the Rajapakses to be checked whether they have any undeclared assets and bank accounts. Can someone in Sri Lanka do this please on behalf of the peace-loving Sri Lankans.

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        What about your dealings ????

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    The following was highlighted by CT in October.

    https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-hidden-dynasty-in-the-justice-system-set-a-former-chief-justice-to-catch-a-chief-justice/comment-page-1/#comment-410107

    Interestingly, the Chairman of the Bribery Commission is former Supreme Court judge Jagath Balapatabendi who is closely related to Asoka De Silva. Asoka De Silva’s daughter Kanishka is married to Jagath Balapatabendi’s son, Isuru. President Rajapakse did a big favour to De Silva and Balapatabendi by appointing Isuru as second secretary of the Sri Lankan embassy in the Netherlands. This was at a time when Kanishka was studying for her LL.M. degree in international law at Leiden University in The Hague. Asoka De Silva was also a judge of the International Tribunal for Rwanda at that time and was given permission by President Rajapakse to continue in that position even after he was appointed Chief Justice. The Rwanda Tribunal held its sittings at The Hague and it was so convenient to the families for which they are no doubt ever grateful to President Rajapakse.

    Another interesting family connection is that Attorney General Palitha Fernando is married to Asoka De Silva’s sister. It is said that it was Asoka De Silva who engineered the appointment of former Attorney General Eva Wanasundara to the Supreme Court (which was seen in legal circles as a ‘kick upstairs’) and the replacement by Palitha Fernando. If Kariyawasam is indicted the Attorney General’s Department will prosecute him. Palitha Fernando is viewed in legal circles as an honest officer but whether he will be able to withstand Presidential and family pressure is to be seen.

    So we have the Asoka Silva Family ganging up against the CJ.

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      Given the above connections all three stooges have no moral right to remain in these positions which have been compromised by Asoka de Silva in accepting favours from the President. They must step down immediately.

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      This is a Judge Mafia

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    This Jagath Balapatabendi – Bribery commissioner, was earlier a High Court Judge of Hambantota. This shameless runt used to have all his three meals on the account of the practicing lawyers of the High Court. You can imagine the quality of justice meted out.

    Ask any old timer of Hambantota Bar.

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      To know about High Court Judges history, you must be a well connected person.

      Yet you borrow my name … Why?..

      Is this the norm of these rabid Rajapaksa bashers????

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        Who is this imposter?

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    Please read the following paragraph, believe it or not, this was in the Ceylon Today Temple trees column .

    “ The President resumed after a short pause to give emphasis to what he was going to say. “Once Ranil sat by my side, there was no more watching the match for me. He kept urging me to bring an impeachment against Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake. He said he had received information from reliable sources that Shirani had planned to give rulings against him in several cases pending in courts. “It looks like she is planning to give you also the ‘works’ after finishing me off,” Ranil warned me. He was telling me: “So why don’t you bring an impeachment against her? If you do it, the UNP can pursue the case against her husband,” he said.
    The President added: “I am telling you all this in strict confidence. Please don’t write anything about this revelation. After all, we have to protect the Opposition Leader. I also request you to back him whenever and wherever possible.”

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      We have three possibilities here.It’s possible that Ranil
      could have said this to MR.And the next possibility is
      MR’s credibility.The third is the role of our Media
      towards its responsibilities.

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        Commissioners of the Bribery Commission are disgruntled with the arbitrary acts of the Commission’s Chairman, former Supreme Court Justice Jagath Balapatabendi, sources from the Commission said.

        Sources said the commissioners who had investigated into the complaint against the Chief Justice’s husband, former National Savings Bank (NSB) Chairman, Pradeep Kariyawasam’s had informed the Commissioner’s Chairman that there was no evidence to file a bribery case against Kariyawasam. However, sources said there were doubts over why the Chairman continues to maintain the file as an open investigation when the investigators have “specifically stated” that there was no evidence to follow the investigation. The employees at the Commission are now wondering if the Chairman was being manipulated by an unseen hand to act in this manner.

        Balapatabendi and former Chief Jsutcie Ashoka de Silva are related. Balapatabendi’s son is married to de Silva’s daughter. The President had appointed Balapatabendi’s son as the first secretary to the Sri Lankan embassy in the Netherlands while de Silva’s daughter is engaged in higher education in the same country.

        Therefore, there’s considerable doubt whether the Bribery Commission Chairman is acting in this manner as mark of gratitude for the favor granted.

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      Could Ranil please verify this story related by the President re his urging the President to take action to impeach the C.J. Could “Ceylon Today”pursue this story. This is a very serios matter. Whom do we trust ,the President or the Leader of the opposition.Who is telling the truth?The Papers, the President or is Ranil playing dirty tricks, which i sincerely doubt.

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        25th October
        The Bribery Commission is to file charges against Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake’s husband, Pradeep Kariyawasam today (25), reliable sources said.

        A senior government minister said that although the commissioners of the Bribery Commission are divided over the move to file charges against Kariyawasam, a very senior official in the government is pushing for the case to be filed without any delay. The minister said it is believed that the case against the Chief Justice’s husband would have an impact on the verdict to be delivered on the cases filed against the controversial Divi Neguma Bill.

        The Bribery Commission is to file charges over the incident related to the purchasing of shares at The Finance Company by the National Savings Bank (NSB). Former Court of Appeal Judge, L.K. Wimalachandra during the investigation into the transaction had determined that one person could not be held responsible for the transaction since the share purchase had been carried out with the consent of the NSB Board of Directors. The investigation noted that Kariyawasam could not be held solely responsible for the transaction merely because he was the NSB Chairman.

        However, a charge sheet is to now be filed against Kariyawasam by an unseen force at a time when Chairman of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption, Justice Jagath Balapatabendi is overseas. Our sources said that it was a clear indication that certain elements were trying to put pressure on the Chief Justice to prevent her from carrying out her duties and to create an impact through it on Supreme Court decisions.

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      Former Chief Justice Asoka de Silva who is now advising the President to impeach present Chief justice and former supreme court judge Jagath Balapatabendi are close relatives.

      Asoka de Silva’s daughter is married to the son of Jagath Balapatabendi. Jagath Balapatabendi is the present chairman of bribery and corruption commission of Sri Lanka. Balapatabendi’s son , Isuru Balapatabendi is a State counsel working at the Attorney General’s department. He has married Asoka de Silva’s daughter.

      During the wedding reception. Mahinda Rajapakse offered a gift of a diplomatic posting to the young couple. So Isuru Balapatabendi was posted to Sri Lanka Embassy in the Netherlands as First Secretary for 03 years. This appointment was approved by the Cabinet which is just a rubber stamp of Mahinda Rajapakse. The young couple moved to Netherlands in 2008. In Netherlands Asoka de Silva’s daughter studied for a LLM degree and the husband spent time at the Sri Lanka embassy doing nothing but receiving salaries at tax payers expense. Due to these obligations Asoka de Silva and Jagath Balapatabendi are indebted to Mahinda Rajapakse. Therefore, they will do anything assign by MR.

      The case of recently appointed Appeal Court Judge Jayatilake is also interesting. He is a close relative of Lalith Weeratunga. Jayatilake’s son Deeptha Jayathilake was also appointed as a Clerical Officer in the Sri Lanka Embassy in Sweden. According to patriotic Sri Lankans living in Sweden Deeptha Jayathilake has worked in the Embassy for 03 years until 2012. Deeptha Jayathilake was also appointed by the rubber stamp Cabinet. So, the country cannot expect any justice from the newly appointed Appeal Court Judge Jayathilake.

      According to legal experts it is highly unethical for serving judges or officials in the judiciary to accept bribes like above as these judges and officials are expected to be neutral and serve justice to everybody equally. But MR and family has been able to give them incentives like diplomatic postings – to their sons and daughters and change discharge of justice.

      The present Chief Justice will be framed both by Asoka de Silva, now presidential advisor and by Jagath Balapatabendi who is Chairman of Bribery Commission. Not only that her husband will also face a tough time due to Bala’s high post at the bribery commission.

      Further, the wife of Public Trustee Senevirathne – who is regarded by all right minded people as a serious crook – Indira Senevirathne was recently appointed to a diplomatic post in the Sri Lanka High commission in Delhi by the Rajapaksa regime. It is also understood that moves are underway to appoint sons and daughters of district judges and magistrates to all diplomatic missions around the world.

      Sadly it is only in Sri Lanka judges accept bribes for their kith and kin. So, god (if there is any) bless Sri Lanka!

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    MR has not ended his “Gon Parts” yet.. Bloody fool, is this why you defeated LTTE? We loved you bastard, now no one can stop hating you…. Go to hell with your hound family or just please stop making this country an international joke… Let the lady do her job, this is not your country anymore, find assylum somewhere in Botsvana or in an African country. You mother fucker..

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    When was this complaint lodged? What is the hurry in taking up this inquiry when there are so many other complaints which were lodged before this complaint and not taken up for inquiry yet.

    I think the members of the legal profession should start lodging bribery complaints against each of the 116 signatories, the speaker and the ruling family including the brothers, relatives, and their children.

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    Here the fools go in the merry-go-round patting each others back for they do not know that their pet, the CJ is just like the proverbial crab in that pot of cold water where the fire being lit underneath.

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      Leela , here we go again ! this time as “Chief of the Impeachers “

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      Leelo the pathetic buffoon go attend acting classes so that you learn to change your style as it is showing pipsqueak.

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    Asoka de Silva,Jagath Balabatabandi all of the are inter connected also depending on not from their merits but piorly from politics.what a shame.Most of his judgements even politically bias.What type of justice accept from this so called menchman.God save Sri lanka.
    Thisarana Saranayi……

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    Nearly more than 50% of all children of all popular schools in
    Colombo and other capital cities around the country bribed into
    these schools mean,all these children are born to corrupt,selfish
    and unpatriotic parents.One can easily and assuredly say
    more than 75% of job opportunities in the public sector are
    available only to the lackeys of politicians or their agents who
    are always their corrupt up to the neck henchmen.So,children of
    those schools are the ones to shape our lives tomorrow,falling
    in line with the deep rooted WELL CULTURED system.Who’s going to
    change this? And how?Every single thing happens in this country
    through bribery and corruption and everywhere,no exceptions.And
    the most unbelievable thing is,people don’t feel hurt or ashamed.
    And remember,an honest man can not do anything in such a society.

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      Well said, why why. 100% true. This is the situation of our beloved nation.

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    Asoka Silva and Balapatabendi are third class fellows who sold the country for personal gain.Many have given details.
    Balapatabendi why have you stopped action on the rogue who was earlier called RATTARANG and now known as PITTALA a fellow who had nothing more than a push cycle.Bribery Commission afterinquiry asked him to show how he came to own more than 800 million assets.Action stopped by Rajapakse.He is the rascal Ports Minister.We saw pictures of the daughters wedding at a five star hotel and both Security Officer Rajapakse and the well KNOWN liar the other Rajapakse who hides and fight giants. WHY NO ACTION BALAPATABENDI.
    WHY CATCH POLICE KARAYAS ASK HOW KUDU MERVIN GOT ALL THE MONEY.

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    Declararion of Assets and the 20 Bank accounts were part of the PSC CJ impeackment. So why again by Commission of B & C.

    This is another MARA’s cheap mud slinging tactic on CJ and her family.

    It’s time that Supreme Court start investigating on all Govt. Parliament members, their extended families and friends…..assets, employment and businesses details as I herd most of them are unqualified to hold their positions and were recruited with political influence. A travel ban on them until the investigations are over, will save a lot of foreign exchange to country.

    Also a must on Kelaniya Senior and Junior Mervin along with witnesses.

    What else we could do other than laugh at the President’s behaviour, who’s job is to serve people and not himself. Here we work and he play all the time.

    It’s shame Mr. President….Get back to work and solve people’s real problems.

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    As any one can request the statement of assets declared by the ruling politicians since it is considered a public document.Civic minded people should ask for copies of declaration of assets by Moda wansa,Rajitha,dilan,Mervin and the rest including the deceleration of assets by the Raja parapura.Then only we can see wanders taken place of in our country thus showing the true colors of the so-called saviors of this country.

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    How about the closer to one billion US Dollars loss on CB Hedging deal, which according to Ex.CJ Sarath N.Silva it is President Rajapakse who should take the total responsibility. He went ahead of this when ex.CJ SNS and many others opposed and warned him.(Look at Rathu Era TV interview)

    How about the Hambantota Harbour, Mattala Airport, Norochcholai power plant…..all are heading for Millions of US Dollars losses and to resume re-payment of loans are getting closer.

    CJ investigation is peanuts compared to these mega Billion Dollar losses….It’s time somebody start investigating on these and punish the culprits.

    It’s time to seperate donkeys, monkeys, foxes and ants….and start work on common cause to uplift the country.

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    “Hubby” handing out hard earned money of Mum and Dad depositors to a Finance Company shareholder,at a fantastic premium of 45 % above the market rate and the Missus carting Wheel Barrows of LKRs from one deposit to another on an almost weekly basis don’t sound all hunky dory. Do they?.

    Yet none of these writers and commentators have focussed on the main game.

    Hubby then nominated himself and a Tamil gentleman as Board members of the Finance Company to look the after the Mum and Dad “financiers.”

    And the TNA chief and his sidekicks are screaming blue murder saying that the Tamil people are living in a hell hole and do not have even basic rights.

    If one of the postings here a few weeks ago is correct the Finance Company dude who parted with the shares is non other than brother of another person who is supposed face serious charges soon where the Missus is calling the shots .

    When the Regime is trying to sort out this mess in a constitutional manner,all hell has broken out with the whole gallery cheering the suspects

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      Pls don’t use my name

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    Namal’s Lamborghini cost some 30 million bucks…wonder where he got the money to buy it? ;)

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    We are all privy to facts clearly laid out by CJ in her response to the allegations. This is just a circus to trump up an audience. If justice will prevail, CJ will come out of this stronger, else, it will time for citizens to get out onto the streets in support of justice and fairplay. We all know what happened to all the gold jewellery looted and robbed by LTTE, from ordinary citizens both of Tamil and Muslim origin who lived in ‘their’ territory. It all ended up in government hands in 8 safes, when caretaker KP handed in the keys, on guarantee of protection. This immense ill-gotten wealth was invested in the stock exchange in a hap hazard manner and even achieved the status of ‘best performing in the world’ when everything else in the country was in the doldrums. How can any country prosper with this kind of ‘blood’ money in circulation within its economy, let aside money earned on interest. Naturally, we citizens will have to bear the burden of what the government and its cronies did to its citizens, and may never be witness to a truly golden era in any near future.

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    Jagath Balapatabendi is a MR stooge. So is the ex- IGP, spineless Jayantha Wickremaratne.On ly Wimalachandra J is above board. But he is on a minority. If Bribery commission is so genuine, why cannot they reopen that bastard Rohita Abeygunawardena’s case ? He has earned billions. What about Greek Bonds, dumping EPF/ETF monies in bankrupt PLCs. Debacle of Asia

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    We might become the first nation in the world that has a former army commander/ war hero to zero just out of jail and a former chief justice and her husband just in to jail.

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    SL KNOW HOW TO TALK AS IF THEY HAVE SEEN WHAT IS HAPPENING . LIKE HANDING OVER OF MONEY . GETTING COMMISSIONS ETC.MOST SL ARE KNOW ALLS WHERE ORRUPTION DEALS ARE CONCERNED . HOW COME THEY HAVE THIS MUCH OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT POLITCIANS ????

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      With the internet and free media (Sunday Leader of old times – not anymore), people are well informed of latest news, including whats going on behind the facade, and whisperings coming through the grape vine. If you are not alert to catch it, then you belong to ‘ignorant masses’ and that is why the government pulls wool over your eyes, and ride slip shod over you, while you believe everything done is for your benefit, with your best interest at heart. They win their elections fraudulently, insult your intelligence, cloud your judgemnt, loot and rob the country of all its resources, and you don’t know whats going on – blind faith. Yes a major portion of the population are deaf abd dumb to what is going on around them, while the thirsty blood suckers (Parliament members) have a field day.

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    I can’t understand why Police allow the Bribery Commission to steal a march over them. Can’t they arrest or file case against the CJ on the strength of a complaint by a non-existent person? After all, if the dead people can vote at elections, why can’t the dead make complaints to Police? By the way Police can get that “Kudda” who was arrested in connection with the Museum burglary to say that he carried out the job on instructions given by the CJ? There is nothing to worry about proper procedures or recording evidence. Because there are Kekille kings from that august assembly holding courts!

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    Will the Bribery Commissioner look into this corruption relating to this news item.

    R.100 million for Rajapaksa sons’ duty free racing cars
    SATURDAY, 15 DECEMBER 2012 09:25
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    It is reported that Carlton Motor Sports Club has imported 19 motor cars including Lamborghini, Italian luxury and super sports cars at a cost of nearly hundred million rupees (Rs.93,366,272). The luxury cars have been taken away from the port without paying any taxes.
    When importing goods Port and Airport Development Levy (PAL), Customs duty, VAT and Nations Building Tax (NBT) are levied. However, none of these taxes have been paid and the amount the country has lost is more than Rs. 202,231,439. Despite tax has been withdrawn for racing cars, the custom levy has to be paid. The President removed taxes for racing cars in his 2013 budget.
    Thirteen of the nineteen racing cars have been removed on 11th December paying Rs.2500 as service charges.
    Among the cars that have been imported are Porsche – 3900 CC from Japan, Aston Martin -3500 CC, Nissan Fairlady -3500 CC and Honda Civic – 3500CC from Malaysia, two Lamborghini Callardo – 4961 CC motor cars from Hong Kong and Macau. Thirteen cars have been imported from Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited in India. Among the cars imported from India are brand new Etios Motor Racing Cars with 1496 cc capacity and 1197 cc capacity.
    The motor cars are imported by Gac Logistics ltd for Carlton Motor Sports Club on Carnet scheme which permits the temporary importation of private vehicles. Carlton ahs made use of this loophole to get down vehicles and custom officers say there is no guarantee that the cars would be taken back as required by the law. According to the regulation the vehicles have to be returned to the country of origin within five months. However, this period could be extended. Custom officers are randomly transferred on political needs so that the mass scale racket could be concealed say customs sources.
    2 Lamborghini racing cars – Rs.13,672,565
    1 Porsche – 3900 CC – Rs.6,120,100
    1 each Aston Martin -3500 CC,
    Nissan Fairlady -3500 CC
    and Honda Civic – 3500CC – Rs.25,782,550
    13 Etios Motor Racing Cars – Rs.47,791.057

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      Citizen,

      Thanks for your information.

      Those Racing cars came here to stay. Racing event was the bait for public to get down the cars …..duty free.

      These Racing cars are not Taxies…..They are highly sophisticated, very delicate, highly complex and ARE MADE TO WIN….WIN….WIN…

      Therefore after each race these cars go through a full overhaul….including dismentling the whole engine and replacing all the worn out parts….even thay are re-usable. They are including Pistons, piston rings, gear box, exhaust systems, wheels incluging the tires. A pair of Lamborgini tires could cost between US $ 2,500 to $10,000.

      The point I want to bring is….after the race…. to replace the parts and labor cost on these highly sophisticated racing cars are costing almost equal to BUYING ANOTHER CAR….They are built and race to win….and not for old crocks rally.

      Therefore I guarantee the company or the guys who leased these cars will charge almost the cost of buying one….for leasing these highly sophisticated racing cars….

      Do you know that Michale Jordan who is a Racing motor bike fan…has employed a hugh full time employes to upgrade his racing motor bikes (Michael Jorden Motor Sports -initiated 2004) Invested Billions of Dollars and yet to win a race.

      My Final conclusion is TO LEASE THESE MOTOR CARS THE LESSOR CHARGES ALMOST THE AMOUNT AS TO BUY A NEW CAR…..leave alone Comprehensive full insurance and liability coverage and cost of shipping back to Lessor.

      So these cars are here to stay…….duty free.

      Good luck Sri Lanka.

      .

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        Yes Pretty soon these toys will be driven by Namal, Rohitha,Yoshitha, Mervin, Malaka and other Govt. A.s Lick..’s Sons.

        Await for the next Race car Muppet show.

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        As I have informed Safa the amount is very small Rs202, 231,439 is less than £1million and todays Euro is £69million for a £2 ticket min is £10 million twice a week. National at £1 is a min. of £2.2m and 4million.
        These are things that have been happening long before by big-time government contractors and sponsors of foreign aid projects eg 9 dump trucks and 1 Benz (escort car). There are 1000’s of vehicles over there as collector’s items. It seems the customs are more worried about their transfers :)

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    Now is the corret time,to re-open the Hambantota Account case,where CJ Sarath N Silva,knowing that Mahinda Rajapakse was guilty of embezzlement of funds donated for the welfare of tsunami survivers,gave the wrong verdict purposefully – as he has admitted – for reasons unknown, and freed him.
    If the CJ is to be investigated for unaccountable wealth,MR too should be liable to answer how tsunami funds ended up in his bank account.

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    There is strong evidence that the museum theft was planned by the CJ to steal a sword, coz she did not have a proper knife to cut jak (kos gediya).

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    It is beyond doubt that the Bribery Commission is politicized and DOES NOT use transparency in selecting allegations for investigation.

    So it picks and chooses and basically chooses all opponents of Govt. and leaves those allegations of Govt. people aside.

    Under this basis they have lost credibility in the eyes of the world and hence any allegation they decide to pursue lacks credibility.

    Effectively the Commission MUST be disbanded and a new one formed but by whom? as the President only appoints people who are partial biased and not independent.

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