2 December, 2020

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Failing To Pay Rs.142 M To CTB: Court Issues Summons On MR

The Colombo Commercial High Court today issued summons on former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and six others to appear before court on 10 March, 2016, over charges that they failed to pay the monies owed to the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) amounting to Rs.142 million.

MahindaThe court summoned Rajapaksa and his election committee when it took up a law suit filed by the SLTB which mentioned that the above accused had failed to pay monies owed to the SLTB for using its buses for the 2015 presidential election campaign.

The SLTB has filed the case against the former president and his election committee members.

In addition to Rajapaksa the complaint names Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Susil Premajayanth, Amal Senadhilankara, Gamini Senarath, as respondents among others.

Meanwhile SLTB says that Rajapaksa used its buses during the presidential election to bring people to rallies, and on some days even 600-700 buses had been used.

According to the SLTB, the total monies owed for such transport facilities was Rs. 192 million, but Rs. 50 million had been paid as an advance.

In a similar controversy where Rajapaksa is accused of the non-settlement of dues to the Independent Television Network (ITN) for telecasting his advertisements prior to the January presidential election, the former President has said it was the United Peoples Freedom Alliance’s responsibility to pay out standing payments.

“The party should take complete responsibility over the matter because I was the candidate of the party” he had said on payments owed to ITN.

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  • 12
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    Finally , Movie has started !! Not sure when it is going to finish … lolz

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      former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

      RE: Failing To Pay Rs.142 M To CTB: Court Issues Summons On MR

      Too bad, you did not win the Third Term to be President.

      Too bad, you did not win the Prime Minister Post.

      You have a good chance to win the Prime Crook Post.

      This is called Karumaya, or Karma.

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        Can anyone let me know whether MR is getting his President’s Pension and the MP’ salary.

    • 6
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      Meeharaka Rajapakshe will still espcape by any kind of allegations that have been sofar.

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      The days meeharaka Rajapakshe is no longer there, the day start of all clean politics in this country. Now though being away fron politics – seen politics, but he is active through his idiotic men still having their so called power to manipulate the masses.

      Sadly, this nation have still more folks that would fall on the tricks of idiotic politicians like MR and bunch. No matter their mothers would have been abducted to please Rajano, they would go on giving their votes to Raja etal. This is wonder in asia – SRILANKA…

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      Those who knows me well are well aware of the fact that I always tend to my personal gains. I dont want things to work consistently – please go back to my archives as see it clearly. Why should I be clean while almost everyone is corrupted in this island. I only want to be part of TV programs and work further revenging RW, CBK or anyone that go against MR et al. I have nothing loose really. THat is my genetics. Even former Kelaniya man Mervin Silva could be my inspiration. I am so lucky to be invited by some senders even today – they really dont care what I have to share with them, they just see it so that I have to leave my these on the current day issues. TO be honest, I had no chance given during the last phase of MR regime to react as I thought was right. Nor were many senior men given such chances. Anyways, many in the country would nt see it right – they only want us to lead them not any one behaves within good governance. Soon I will join you with and another my kind of article.

  • 17
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    Why cant this man sell his offsprings in gaping up the sums? That should be the solution not putting the blame on UPFA for taking the decisions for any kind of condom use issues. Had the man as then head of state thought right, nothing would have reached this levels. Telling that he cant know those things will help nobody but excellaration of fall of any respect he deserved from those stupid folks repeatedly voted for him regardless of his any abusive nature.
    His displays were at every meters of colombo shortly before last Prez election. All these were by abusing tax payers funds. But telling th enation even today, that he had no idea about all these high abuses having done – should be investigated by a special commission appointed to screen MR et al.

  • 17
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    Sama! I agree. He is the one who is responsible for all anti-social activities and fraud that had taken place under his regime. As far as the war is concerned, he claims the responsibility and has pocketed it as his and no other person not even Fonseka can share it. However when it comes to charges for fraud he says it is the responsibility of his party. That’s his way. BLOODY RASCAL.

  • 10
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    Why can’t he use the great present from Gaddapi to settle the dues to CTB?

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      Your beloved MR has desposited all the sums in his dubai accounts.

      anyways, what was his connection with Belarus which is said to be an isolated state yet in eastern europe. Europeans even dont know the name of the country but Meeharaka Rajapakshe to go on his SAFARI tours to that state suspects me even today.
      It is high time MR to reveal that.
      Hey guys, yet today, we know nothing what were hidden agendas of MR and his regime.
      Not much is done but a year is gone as we nothing move successfully forward.

  • 11
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    He cannot avoid responsibility to pay and defend himself saying the party has to pay because the party nominated him to contest, The party was led by him and he was responsible for directing all the affairs of the party.
    He could have declined the party nomination and withdrew from contesting knowing Ihat expenses are involved.Why did he not do so? No one forced him to contest, he did so voluntarily, why backtrack from responsibility to pay for expenses now?
    He must settle the dues or accept court summons and contest his defence if he has any.

    • 16
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      within the current situation – he may run escape.

      We need a rigorous kind of government to finally investigate MR activities whitout protecting him and his goons. If needed the assitance of world bodies should be requested wihtout any further delay.

      Stupid folks would then finally feel the magnitude of all the high profile frauds being mapped by mafia king and his kith and kin. Golden son of the nation – Sobitha thera would never allow the way as it is going now – in terms of HOLDING so called investigations. He wanted to feel it the way real thugs like MR, his siblings, offsprings are being caught by law and order system, being unable to see it – he spent his last days with all SASARA KALA KIRLIA (being fed up of any new investigations without having tangible actions catching sharks rather than sprats)
      Current govt should come with a summary what theyhave done sofar in terms of law and order for which we all fought sending megalomaniac home forever.

  • 12
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    I believe MR also owes Srilankan Airways Rs.184Million. I hope the courts just don’t fine him but also make him pay what he owes plus interest. In case he pleads poverty, the courts should ask where he got the money from to purchase those mansions in Oklahoma, USA and in Sri Lanka, in the name of his relatives, and then sell them off to pay his dues.

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    I know everyone here is a MR hater, but the truth is MR cannot be PERSONALLY held responsible for these charges. It is the party’s responsibility. Similar to what happens in the corporate world you cannot hold the CEO of a company personally responsible for non payment of bills. Criminal charges are another matter.

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      Rohan R

      “I know everyone here is a MR hater”

      Sorry you are wrong. Certainly they are MR hater because he wronged. If you have bothered to read Colombo Telegraph the viewers are also My3 haters, Ranil haters, Marapone and Wijedasa Rajapakse haters. Basically CT readers here are haters of wrong doers whoever they may be and that is the correct reply.

      You may be partly right to tell viewers here are MR haters but that’s not the full truth, the readers are haters of wrong doers and they hate MR because he certainly is a wrong doer!

      So Rohan have I replied you adequately?

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        I know that what we have to say to these guys is obvious, but we do occasionally have to take time off to rebuff these fellows.

        Thanks for doing so!

    • 5
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      in the USA…CEO’s of MANY companies went to jail for abuse of power and illegal activities whereby the shareholders lost all their monies..while the CEO’s flew in private jets and trotted the globe…NOW they are all serving time… its well past time MR GR NR BR and all the R’s including Wijedasa and Shashendra are sent to serve time..

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      We have a godaperakadoruwa here. Was UPFA a profit making cooperation, paying taxes to the Treasury? May be it was for MR, his Treasury! Is he going to pray bankruptcy then?

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      not only us evend dead ones would wake from their grabs to go against MR.

      That should be clear to anyone and everyone to this date.

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    We as ordinary citizens of this country are very keen to see that these funds are recovered fully without any excuses.

  • 5
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    Moustache, do not be such a miser. Pay it up man, and make them shut up. What is 142 million for you? The rice eating cows are looking up to their hero while the grass eating followers are waiting for you to deliver the knock out punch. Don’t let them down. Show them your true colors.

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    Yeah and UPFA at the time was owned by you and you were dictating them what to do. Once an election was declared you were not entitled to dictate the use of State assets as you willed. So own up you crook …….
    Got to Court > Own Up to Your Misdeeds > Collect the Punishment > Pay UP > Or if not, Go to Jail.

    You have heard of Monopoly have n’t you. That is what happens when a crook monopolized the Post of Presidency.

  • 5
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    He should be made to pay what he stole from the public. There are no two ways about it.

    He has money stacked away in foreign banks and we know why he sent Yoshitha to Dubai soon after the elections – he went there to hide the Rajapaksas’ ill gotten wealth from the new government’s grasp.

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    Srikanthan,
    actually most CT readers are SL haters. The truth is UNP and the rest of MR haters can only accuse MR , but no real charges. Before the election they all acted as if they had all the evidence, but now they can only only charge him on these flimsy charges like ITN and CTB non payments. You and I know MR cannot be held personally liable for these expenses. If anything they should charge MY3 as the current head of SLFP

  • 0
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    Yes US ceo’s went to jail gor criminal offences not for non payment of bills. This is a civil matter that should be addressed to the current SLFP leader MY3

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    Was it our MR the only person who wronged the Country since 1948?

    I had never seen him going in a CTB bus?
    But, I am aware to celebrate Nimal Siripala’s some anniversary bus loads from the Mahiyangana depot people were transported to badulla for the ceremony.
    IS IT THIS OUTSTANDING BILL CTB DEMANDS FROM MR?????

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      Well he was never able to fit in his thundering great big BMWs into a CTB bus.

      The bill is for hiring CTB buses to transport the same crowd of his loyal hurrah boys and girls and punks, from one meeting to another, to create the fake image that the meetings are crowded with local people and that they loved him and were supporting him, so trying to induce people to join with the winning side. The fact of the matter was, they were not. It was the same thugs that were appearing at all the meetings. What an idiot, people voted with their feet, did n’t they!

      MR or his family would never travel in a CTB bus; buses are for the “Peeditha Panthiya” that MR and his family wanted all of us to be in, except his pet boys given Pajeros at our expense. He enjoyed the average folk grovelling at his feet, like Mervyn used to do.

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    Idiots in this govt failed, Other wise, this is just MR using state properties for his use.

    They used that NGO judge who only knew his Sri lankan LAW Book to catch these thieves.

    Other wise, the loot which will be used in Sri lanka one day is far bigger. where it is hidden, they can not get it, some other things they don’t know.

    Certain loots they have not talked yet.

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      Jim Shitty, this is what happens when your Buddhist racist fundamentalists govern this country. Your people (racist nationalists) have been governing this beautiful country for the last 60-70 years. Has anything changed punk?

  • 0
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    Lo and behold the saviour of the nation! “Mawu Bima saranang gachchaami – Duthiyampi Mawumima saranang gachchaami – Thathiyampi mawubima saranang gachchaami ” he said.And the shameless bugger ATE the mawubima!

  • 2
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    The Army should catch this bugger and his entire family and skin them alive. Bastard is trying to cause chaos, so that he can become president again and rob the entire nation many more times.

  • 1
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    Not sure why the courts did not Haul up Dayan Jayatillele ? He was travelling in MRs bus.

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    He is a bloody LIAR. He is CHETIYA the 2nd. He is a bloody ROUGE and a bloody CROOK. In 2004 he started with a bang , even when he was the PM by robbing Rs.83 million in Tsunami funds. How on earth could a man rob Tsunami funds received as donations, if he is not a third class pig-headed politician.He was able to escape conviction with the help of former C J Silva, another convoluted swine. His win at the 2005 Presidential election also was questionable as he had bribed Praba in the North urging the rascal to stop the northerners from voting. From there on he went hammer and tongs stealing from every available source, like the EPF, ETF. Sri Lanka Cricket.BC, PB, NSB . even Lalith Kotelawala could not escape MARA’s tentacles. He must be brought before the law with no questions asked.

  • 0
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    The rajapakse family have money given by friends for political purp[oses. There is now tracking of Rajapakse money. We need his support to make a common plan to develop our country. Declare an amnesty and collect undeclared money and channel it to our main econony. Fines are ofcourse permiseble. Let the court decide.

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    Ranil Wijesekera

    Yes,

    I agree with you that the money in his son’s account in Dubai Bank was given by his ‘Contractor’ friends overseas.

    Why not ask friend to ask amnesty to bring those back

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