3 December, 2020

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Ex-Personal Assistant Says Champika Ranawaka Tortured Him Because He Didn’t Let Him Have His Girlfriend

Serious accusations have been levelled against Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka and his character, with a man claiming to be the former minister’s personal assistant accusing Ranawaka of harassing and even mentally torturing him, because he refused to share his foreign girlfriend with the minister.

Addressing a press conference, Harsha Bandara Thilakasiri said that he had been working for Ranawaka from 2000 to 2016 and had closely associated with the minister. “My girlfriend is a foreigner, and due to her business related work I had to introduce her to the Minister. Since I introduced her to him, he kept asking her from me and I flatly told him she is not a prostitute.”

According to Thilakasiri, because he refused to share his girlfriend, the minister in turn was furious and plotted in various ways to harass and abuse him as well as even forcefully admit him to the National Institute of Mental Health in Angoda, claiming he was suffering from psychological issues.

“A group including UDA Working Director Chandana Ranasinghe, SI Herath from the Cinnamon Gardens Police, and the minister’s personal driver Pradeep De Alwis came and took me by force when I was staying at a friend’s house in Ratmalana. They said they were taking me to the Minister’s official residence, but instead they took me to Angoda and admitted me at the hospital there. I was kept by force for over a month and they even gave me electric shock treatment for 10 days and then they released me,” he told the press conference.

“After that I continuously received threats including death threats. They even called and threatened my father saying if I disclosed anything about the minister then I will have to languish in jail,” Thilakasiri.

He said that as he couldn’t tolerate the continuing threats and so he lodged a complaint at the Piliyandala Police on November 16, 2016. “But the police didn’t take any action against my complaint, instead they went finding for my girlfriend, who had no involvement in this, and the police tried to influence her and forcing her to give a statement saying that I am mad, which she refused to give. They had even gone the next day and shouted in a very unacceptable manner outside her house. The police had even threatened the domestic helper working at my girlfriend’s house,” he said.

Thilakasiri urged the Minister to let him and his girlfriend live peacefully without making their lives difficult. “I don’t need to disclose any wrongdoings of the minister. I only want him and his henchmen to stop harassing us and let us live our lives peacefully,” he added.

Meanwhile, posting a video on his Facebook page, Ranawaka denied the allegations leveled against him by Thilakasiri and said his aid was sacked because the man was suffering from psychological problems.

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  • 9
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    The person who speaks after Mr Tilakasiri in the video is accusing citizen’s groups for not taking this up, obviously crediting himself for doing so. But why doesn’t Mr Ttilakasiri take the obvious step of filing a case in court. His story refers to several potentially criminal activities on the part of Ranavaka, his vassals and doctors at Angoda. Readers may point to the absence of fairness and impartiality in the judiciary., but that cannot be prejudged, and should not be an excuse for not seeking justice in the country’s court system.

    • 14
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      That is exactly his point. These are not just simple charges,but serious criminal charges for which the Police should take the initiative,which does not happen,according to him.

      • 5
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        NAK

        “These are not just simple charges,but serious criminal charges for which the Police should take the initiative,which does not happen,according to him.”

        Are you being serious?

        • 17
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          Champika is the one who should have been admitted to a mental asylum…

  • 18
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    This is a serious,formal allegation in public against Ranawaka. If it is false, then Ranawaka should take Thilakasiri to the Court.

    On the face of the allegation however, it seems that the white clad “Upaaska Balala” (Pious Cat) is in fact catching mice in the dark, and a scheming person intent on discrediting those who could be a threat his status and reputation. Fighting over the girl is highly plausible, and the Minister trying to do deals with the girl directly, in return for anticipated sensual pleasures goes with the present trend of such behavior among men in high places as we often hear in SLK media. Even Minister Profumo in UK did this with a girl introduced to him by one of his sidekicks. This Korean girl too wanted direct contact with the minister for commercial/business reasons, which afterall was the beginning of this story – a very tempting situation if the Minister too had been grovelling in front of her to get a deal. No wonder he found his servant in the way somewhat a bloody obstruction. BTW could somebody in the know, please enlighten us if Ranwaka is married and living with his wife, or at this very mature age, is he still a young bachelor?
    The story also gives an insight into the corruption in the way Ministers employ their favorites in government service and hooking them onto the government payroll, and transferring them from one ministry to another as the ministers move their jobs. Very revealing story by the Minster’s Valet, Cook, Masseur, Fixer, and Political Coordinator, a person in the know who knew everything about the Minister’s naked truth quite literally ……. vow!

    I just hope that the script has not been written by those in the MR camp.

    • 9
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      thrishu

      “On the face of the allegation however, it seems that the white clad “Upaaska Balala” (Pious Cat) is in fact catching mice in the dark, and a scheming person intent on discrediting those who could be a threat his status and reputation.”

      Why should it bother you while some leaders in the west including Clinton, Kenedys, François Mitterrand, …. were at it when they were leading there countries? Why double standard?

      Further this man won the war single handedly. He has earned all the rights in this island to do whatever he wants to do.

      My advice to you, please lock your women folks in your attic when you open the door for this super patriot.

  • 7
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    Dear all,

    “A group including UDA Working Director Chandana Ranasinghe, SI Herath from the Cinnamon Gardens Police, and the minister’s personal driver Pradeep De Alwis came and took me by force when I was staying at a friend’s house in Ratmalana. They said they were taking me to the Minister’s official residence, but instead they took me to Angoda and admitted me at the hospital there. I was kept by force for over a month and they even gave me electric shock treatment for 10 days and then they released me,”

    Have written complaints about this alleged kidnapping been made to the police and HRC?

    Have Mr Ranasinghe and Mr de Alwis provided a statement on this accusation?

    Has a written complaint been made to the NPC about the alleged police inactivity with the police complaint?

    Have the doctors at Angoda kept a person in for 30 days without a good enough medical reason or any medical reason? HAs there been an inquiry?

    Even a possibly mentally unstable person has human rights and so does his girl friend.

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      Lone Wolf

      “Have the doctors at Angoda kept a person in for 30 days without a good enough medical reason or any medical reason? HAs there been an inquiry?”

      Are you being serious?

      Go find a partner and live happily ever after.

      • 3
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        Native Vedda,

        “Are you being serious?”

        Yes I am. How about you?

        Sunday Island shares my interest:

        http://island.lk/index.php?page_cat=news-section&page=news-section&code_title=75

        “The Sri Lanka Medical Council should look into this matter very seriously and ascertain 1) whether an individual called Harsha Bandara Tilakasiri was admitted to the Angoda mental hospital, 2) who had brought this individual to be admitted 3) if those accompanying him were not his next of kin, who had accepted the patient 4) the psychiatrist who had first examined the supposed patient and decided that he was indeed mentally ill 5) whether the hospital inquired from the patient or tried to get the police to trace his next of kin before administering advanced treatment like electric shocks etc etc.”

        I had thought that electric shocks are not used any more.

    • 1
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      Lone Wolf – which planet are you living

  • 3
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    2017,indeed is going to be very very interesting!

    Everybody seem to have forgotten that this man’s name was also mentioned in the missing Eknaligoda case where he is supposed have made a disclosure(infact a horror story) about the man’s (bad)behaviour.

  • 1
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    Champika Patali Ranawaka is this persons name.

    Is this Patali part of the name an indication of his caste/pedigree etc?

  • 0
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    Why the other things about his carrier didn’t expose to the betterment of this society , people must know every thing about him,they play every game with our money.you have a social responsibility to expose these………..

  • 4
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    Excellent propaganda.

    So, who is going to be the winner and who is funding this.

    • 0
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      BBS terrorists are going to win funded by state terrorists. It’s obvious

  • 6
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    BLOODY GREEDY GMOA SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS MENTAL HOSPITAL STORY. EVERYONE KNOWS CHAMPIKA IS A WOLF…

  • 3
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    This fellow has proved beyond any doubt that he is the most suitable person to rule this country.

    Get anything by force.Failing which the consequences will be disastrous.

  • 4
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    Calculated attack on Ranawaka. Anyone can give a testament with our corrupt judiciary. Money lots of it has been paid to engineer this one. Ranawaka is a key minister with a very important port folio. He is also popular and trusted by his supporters. A thorn in the side of certain scoundrels still at large who should belong in a jail cell.

  • 2
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    I do not know the religious denomination of Harsha Bandara Thilaksri or his girl friend but what is puzzling me is why he or his girl friend go to their respective relgious clergies and seek their counselling and advise on what they should do. Istead Harsha went public via media. What is Harsha’s real motive here.

    On the other hand Champika Ranawaka is a public figure. His party has clergies. Why can not he together with party collegues face the media and tell th truth and close the matter or rather retire from politics.

  • 0
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    “why he or his girl friend (did not) go to their respective relgious clergies and seek their counselling and advise on what they should do”.
    Because some clergies are known to use information gathered at confessions to later abuse the victims. Just read numerous sex allegations world over against those receiving confessions – even confessions from young boys and girls..

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