19 October, 2021

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Cricket Aravinda’s Stolen Cash Belongs To Black Money Dealer BBC Journo Aravinda

Colombo Telegraph reliably learns the cash including foreign currency worth Rs. 5.1 million that was stolen from former cricketer Aravinda De Silva’s home belongs to black money dealer who is presently attached to the BBC Sinhala Service – Thisara Aravinda Rathuwithana.

Thisara Aravinda Rathuwithana

Thisara Aravinda Rathuwithana

According to media reports that covered the theft, Aravinda and his wife had been out of the country when the incident took place. They had returned to find out the cash missing from the safe in his house. Aravinda has told media that the money belonged to a ‘friend’ and he held it for safekeeping but had not revealed the identity. Several other media outlets however reported the ‘friend’ is a son of a famous astrologer. “The person’s name is Thisara Aravinda Rathuwithana” a highly placed police source told Colombo Telegraph.

Colombo Telegraph made an expose on Thisara’s dealings and his black money. He is the son of President Rajapaksa‘s adviser and astrologer Piyasena Rathuwithana. Black money investor, Thisara Rathuvithana at the time he was recruited to the BBC, had no journalistic experience whatsoever. Even following the disclosure on Colombo Telegraph, BBC continued to provide him a five-day work contract without even launching a probe into the allegations.

He invested millions of his money in Lalith Kotelawala’s disgraced company Golden Key that collapsed in 2008. Meanwhile he has provided extensive media coverage to Aravinda De Silva last August without disclosing the obvious conflict of interest to the BBC authorities.

Colombo Telegraph has been unable to reach Rathuwithana for comment. According sources within the BBC Sinhala Service Rathuwithana is currently in Sri Lanka and even the BBC Colombo correspondent is unable to contact him.

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  • 21
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    thought it was illegal to have that much cash in ones possession. Nishantha Wickremesinghe will have the best advice on how to deal with such matters. Nishantha may know someone who can shape it up.

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      Bedrock Barney

      Probably Thisara Aravinda Rathuwithana’s Lagna Lord Venus (Sikuru) is in the 7th House while the Lord of the 12th House, Mars (Kuja) is in the 2nd House. He should have acted with due diligence. Mix results along with a loss of wealth indicated.

      This is according to his father.

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      Bedrock Barney

      “Cricket Aravinda’s Stolen Cash Belongs To Black Money Dealer BBC Journo Aravinda”

      Interesting.

      Like Raigamaya and Gampolaya in cricket.
      This proverb is used on occasions when a crafty man meets his equal.

      What about all the Raigamayas and Gampolayas in politics, the Rakapaksa Dynasty , their cronies like Vass, and their multitudes of Shills and Whitewashers?

      Like the man from Raigama Meeting the man from Gampola

      http://folklore2wisdom.blogspot.com/

      “Raygama and Gampola are two villages in Sri Lanka. They were quite famous in the days of the Sinhalese kings, for some of the kings used to live there. A man from Raygama is called Raigamaya and a man from Gampola, a Gampolaya.”

      “There were once a raigamaya and a Gampolaya who travelled from village to village carrying pingo-loads of Betel, and Arecanuts, to sell. Betel is a kind leaf that grows on creepers and Arecanuts, a kind of nut that grows on trees. It is a habit among Ceylon villagers to chew betel leaves with bite of arecanuts and lime. The two men used to met in an way-station to pass the night.”

      “One day, Raigamaya thought of earning more money by cheating Gampolaya. He collected leaves of pepper, which looked almost like betel. He packed his bag with leaves of pepper. Gampolaya did a similar thing. He wanted to deceive Raigamaya by putting DOMBA nuts, which looked almost like Arecanuts, into his bag.”

      “When they met at the way-station, they talked to each other as usual. But each thought to himself thus: “I will take my friend’s bag, as if by mistake, and make money by selling his goods”. The next morning, when Raigamaya awoke and hastened to fetch his friend’s bag, he found that his friend had already left with his own bag! Both felt very happy that they were able to fool the other. But soon they discovered that they were themselves fooled! Ever since then, people say “Like the man from Raigam meeting the man from Gampola.”

      This proverb is used on occasions when a crafty man meets his equal.

    • 2
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      Any how, they All wear the National Dress in White Colour to show us that,
      their deeds are pure and wants us to believe them that,
      they are the God send saints to save Sri Lankans.

      How much money taken out by those US Passport Holders and their Goons, to Seashells, and passed to Swiss banks????.

      MARA Ya Jarapassa Bellowing and Boasting to himself, Telling that He gave a Good budget to People.
      But people knows How much, we are indebted to Chinese and Indians.

  • 8
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    Holy shit! What is going on BBC?

    • 7
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      British Bull,

      Birds of feather flock together,

      Money laundering Cricket Arvinda, Black Money BBC Sinhala Aravinda, Astrologer Con-Man, & Gil-Mart King Kong from Hamba etc.

      Cheers!

      PS: BBC itself plays the same game of deception. On a very high-tech, much larger scale. Around the globe.

      • 4
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        Ben Hurling

        Charity puts and end to poverty;
        righteous conduct to misery;
        discretion to ignorance;
        and scrutiny to fear

        NITI-SASTRA

        CHANAKYA/KAUTILYA

        http://sanskritdocuments.org/all_pdf/chaaNakyaNiti.pdf

        Please pass this quote to K A Sumanasekere, Jay Chambers, Banda, Mechanic, Nuisance, sach, ………….

        • 2
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          Thanks Native,

          Chandragupta sounds like a man worth reading about over the weekend.

          Cheers!

          PS: FYI, K A Sumanasekere is busy selling brand new Laptops & Smart Phones. In the local black market. He is not gonna waste time reading anything of value this weekend. One has to prioritize bread & butter.

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            Ben Hurling

            “One has to prioritize bread & butter.”

            Sorry did I hear Kasippu and pol arrack?

  • 6
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    Look at what they did to once respected BBC. Now Rajapaksa astrologers/ black money investors/ interest free loan applicants all are in one please. Way to go BBC.

  • 13
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    All the Lawyers, Doctors, Artists, Actresses, Actors, Sportsmen/women, Businessmen, Clergymen, Buddhist Priests, Hindu Priests who acquainted MR are all crooks. Sanath Jayasuriya, Muralitharan, Aravinda are no exception.

    What Popularity this scum bag MR enjoyed from these corrupt individuals for their own gain. Today most have started to disappear and it will not be long before the masses understand that the Emperor MR is Naked and alone.

    • 1
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      Includng Silva the ex CJ

  • 1
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    BBC should do a CRB checks on this chap, crb to be done in the UK and in Sri Lanka.

    • 0
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      It would be like virginity checks on average Western
      teenager!

  • 4
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    thought it was fishy as no one will keep Rs 5.1 million in a friends house when there are so many banks around where you can safely store it……unless it was black money and you dont want the taxman to know hahaahhahaaha

  • 4
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    Aravinda is another scam master and crook who did fix matches in his playing days and now a so called money launderer and scum.

    • 2
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      Aravinda did match fixing for long time while he was playing for Sri Lanka that’s a well known fact. Easy come easy go.

  • 3
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    This crook`s father Piyasena Rathuwithaana is an out-an-out rogue.He was one of the ardent bootlickers and the official astrologer of of Late President Premadasa.So called `famous` astrologer was unable to foresee the `maarakaya` that befell Premadasa! Now he is `servicing` MR and basking in his favours for his shameless ass-licking!

  • 3
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    Aravinda Silva is mainly a racketeer and only sometimes a cricketer. But certainly no sportsman. Why cannot the Astrologer using his “science” pin point the rogue ?

    • 6
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      why do you say so? Did Aravinda fix matches in his day?
      i remember the 1992 SL Aussie match when we led the test match till tea time on last day and then lost by 16 runs in august 1992,Aravinda played a rash shot only a few runs were needed and he was dropped only to play it again a few balls later and the get caught,the aussies won that match,only Asanka Gurusinghe played together with Mahanama,Ranatunga and Hathuru

    • 0
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      Because “horage ammagen pena ahawwa wage”.

  • 2
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    Aiyo aiyo… How come the astrologer didn’t know about this potential theft?

    • 3
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      The astrologer did not see this coming due to unforeseen circumstances, that’s why!

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