Former chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and leader of the Communist Party DEW Gunasekera has accused Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and several other UNP members of conspiring against COPE to clear former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran’s name from several charges including his alleged involvement in two Treasury bond scams.
Gunasekera has claimed that several UNP Members were working in a manner giving scant regard to COPE, while also working in a conspiring manner which can affect the outcome of the COPE decision against Mahendran.
According to him, some members of the UNP which is the main party in the coalition government have made statements to the effect that the Auditor General does not have the necessary qualifications to handle certain matters including releasing an independent report on the bond scam.
“It is the government that appointed him to that position, so why are they questioning about his qualification now. These are all excuses to help Mahendran go scot free despite his wrongdoings,” the former COPE chairman said.
Samuel Jayaweera / July 12, 2016
This [Edited out] seems to have a god given big mouth, but in his days, he did not move anything. Sure, did some work being cornered but what had we heard to have done …in the line of changes ? NOthing:
Just an another dried pumpkin makes every efforts to protect his own bum being part of UPFA. Backing should be fair, but these older buggers have no morals at all. These men stayed as if CLAY FED CROCODILES in the days where they were given no chance to voice out – with both end sealed off, these buggers survived the day while some licked the feet of Maharaja and others played housana on and on nodding heading like caricatures.
Simon De Silva / July 12, 2016
And another tompachayek of the Wasidewa kind makes every remarks to show his power – but stayed hidden like a dog hidden his tail behind rear legs at the time, LOoters wereat all heights to destroy the nation.
Silva / July 12, 2016
krishna / July 12, 2016
When tiny drops of water get freeze,it’s a sort of solid.
Ajith / July 12, 2016
It is a sad story that communist party has become a rascist party. They lost credibility being part of Mahinda regime which is a regime of corruption, undemocratic and inhumane.
jim softy / July 13, 2016
Tamils use the Racism card to defend Arjun Mahendran.
So, how can Tamils be ever trusted ?
Burt / July 13, 2016
Forget about racism and even the race. Just spell out what is the law that he broke?
He is not the first person to do private placement of securities and that’s not against the law.
Bunjappu / July 13, 2016
These penisless buggers became no different to the social scum that rooted the nation. Alone not having done enough as senior men should be subjected to criticism – COPE was chaired by him – else the man was like an another patient suffered optipation – no voice came out of his -now open cesspits. the same was with Wasidewa who once went even against own partner. These are the wild weeds of lanken society- that leave no examples for the youth.
Samuel Jayaweera / July 13, 2016
Yes, in Germany Uk OR US any senior politicians of the small parties leave legacies, but when these men jacked MR regime will be no longer there, only hatred will remain as their legacies. I cant bear the nature of Wasidewa the way kept both ends sealed off silent in the most abusive days of Rajakashe REGIME:
Today focusing his past – and the incidents he faced to that Era, Wasidewa tries to attack RW or others… I have the feeling todays UNP is moderate…
Burt / July 12, 2016
This crap is good for Commie’s is there are any left in SL. All these guys have been speaking crap for months but none have said what law Mahendran had broken.
I think its time for Harsha to have some classes for these idiotic parliamentarians and educate them on how securities are sold, what private placements are, net effects for the seller even is sold a letter lower and the net gain avoiding expenses and long time lag.
Plato. / July 12, 2016
DEW.Gunasekera was great when the Communist Party was led by Dr.S.A Wickremasinghe,Sarath Muttetuwegama etc.
The moment he joined MaRa, it was another of those cases of where a clear Mountain Spring flowed into mud!
Lanka Watch / July 12, 2016
DEW should not talk like this. he is a respected leader of the communist party, which represent the working class, where there
is no place for communalism. He is in the calibre of Dr. NM,
Peter, Colvin,Leslie V.Pon (NP ) Bala Tampoe (CMU)and Vaikunth
(GCSU)and he associated will all these greats and some of his
colleagues who worked with him in various govt.depts still praise
his policies as a young man but now trying to betray the trust
placed in him and take the communal line like other left movement stalwarts, Tissa & Vasu. Its a much easier way to jump up the ladder
with communal approach.
DEW should know that PM Ranil is not protecting Mahendran’s job
but trying to clear him from wrong accusations on a matter of
principles, taking some risk in his political career as many feel
that Mahendran is victimized due to his ethnicity. Let it take its
normal course and let the SC decide as to who is right and who is
wrong, w/o fighting the case on communal lines through COPE.
Anura / July 12, 2016
These people stayed shut when the broad day light looting and robbery took place in the MR time by MR & clan, now shamelessly shouting from the top of the roof. All of you are major partners in those crimes. You people are history, wait and see, My3, Ranil and team would turn around the country in the near future. Never in the history of the country so much bad things happened like all of yours’ time. Even all of you shout until to the grave, this government would go on and they would see to that country would do well. Undoing of years of damages all of did to the country wouldn’t be easy and would take long period and lot of hard work.
Burt / July 13, 2016
Ten Years under MR govt put the country hundred behind while the first family and his boot lickers accumulated wealth for three generations.
These guys are not screaming for justice but the pain losing the gravy train which they got kicked out of.
KA Sumanasekera / July 13, 2016
This is the statement of the obvious…Isn’t it…
May all Gods protect Btalanada Ranil the PM, to keep giving Yahapalanaya to Colombo Elite , Anglicans , Vellalas , Wahabis, Diaspora and Singapore Mahendran, while VATaxing the Dalits.. ..
Kugan / July 13, 2016
God sake get a life filthy of racist country this burger should know why BOC was set up in Seychelles get Mahen money to channel
Don’t know why the orther Tamil tool the job for CBank.
jim softy / July 13, 2016
Arjuna Mahendran did it for UNP. Ranil knew it and he promoted that guy as a minister.
So, Arjuna Mahendran gave piece of the pie to his Son in Law too.
It is Ranil wickramsinghe who should first resign as sson as this story came out.
It is Yahapalanaya practicing Mahinda chintanaya.
Burt / July 13, 2016
Did what: and how do you know he did it for whom? Have you got proof.
max / July 13, 2016
Must be just like you “know” Rajapakshes “looted” the country! Burt, your ideas will add nothing to the country but definitely will bring “burton” to the country!
If you still need more info how RW has converted our money to UNP, refer what Dr. Rajiv Wijesinghe, a cousin of RW has told to Sirasa TV recently!
Burt / July 14, 2016
Colombo Telegraph June 27th.
“The Government has decided to confiscate several houses and an office belonging to former minister Basil Rajapaksa, as there is no proper legal documentation to prove the ownership of these houses.”
This is just one of many.
AshyD / July 13, 2016
Communist ideology has died in the world, so what is he doing now with a Communist Party in Sri Lanka.
With a minuscule voter base these guys should not be given nominations by any recognized political party but sent into retirement and oblivion.
Mudson Silva. / July 13, 2016
Dew i think you should retire from politics Honorably without white washing the Jarapaksas.
Dew Gune I have a simple question for you and i need a straight forward answer.
Out of all the Presidents and Prime Ministers since 1977 who made money for generations includind siblings?.
Is it Sirima,JR,Premadasa,DB,Ranil,Chandrika,
Ratnasiri,Dimoo Sirisena or Mahinda.
Mediawatcher / July 13, 2016
Recently, comments defending Arjuna Mahendran has been increased. People who are commenting for money, please find a better job than trying to sell your soul. Everybody knows that a sudden increase in positive articles is not automatic.
NAK / July 13, 2016
DEW is slightly mistaken here.Not only Arjun Ranil too has got his ball caught in the door!!
Piyasena / July 13, 2016
It is not the person who makes the point that matter. Ranil’s behavior with regard to Mahendran’s episode to shameful, undemocratic and suspicious ! Piyasena
Nimalasiri / July 13, 2016
It is silly on the part of UNP COPE Committee members to question the qualifications of the Auditor General when he is the Government accredited Head, of the Audit Dept. Experienced and mature officers are much more smarter and brainier than some of the officers with paper qualifications. If you need Economists and other financial specialists to pass judgement on a matter like this which is a simple case of ‘vested interest’,’ethical behavior and professional conduct’rather than tangible evidence, do they expect FCID, CID and Bribery Commission officials also to have expertise in money laundering, exchange control violations, bribe taking etc.to investigate financial crimes committed during MR regime? Further no UNP parlimentarian has gone on record questioning the qualifications/expertise of Auditor General or his staff when Audit Reports were submitted in the recent past on numerous abuses of Ministers of MR Regime including complicated hedging deal, coal power tenders, corruption at Mihin Lanka, Srilankan air etc. Nimalasiri
Mudson Silva. / July 14, 2016
Whats all this fuss about the Auditor General. As we all know the present and past AG Mayadunne Joined the JVP Bandwagon. So their is an element of suspicion on the part of the AG.
Best thing is to handover the Bond Scandal to International experts.