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FCID Accuses Attorney General Of Being Sluggish In Rajapaksa Investigations

Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) has accused the Attorney General of adopting a sluggish attitude in directing the division on how to proceed with certain vital cases concerning former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his associates.

Jayantha Jayasuriya – AG

According to highly placed sources closely connected to the FCID, apart from coming under pressure from powerful quarters, the FCID is also compelled to ‘sit and wait’ because despite referring certain cases to the AG, they are yet to receive instructions on how to proceed. Chief among these cases is the investigation into the purchase of the Mariott Hotel in Dubai by Nandana Lokuwithana, a very close associate of Rajapaksa’s.

“Due to the Attorney General’s delay, even the FCID is unable to take any action,” sources said.

In recent months, Lokuwithana has become a close associate of a top minister in the Maithripala Sirisena – Ranil Wickremesinghe government. “This association can also be one reason why no action is being taken against him,” a source said.

Incidentally this development also comes amidst reports that the FCID has become virtually defunct. However, the Sri Lanka Police has denied these reports and have claimed that investigations by the FCID is being carried out successfully and that an additional team of police officers including several ASPs were assigned to strengthen the Division.

Lokuwithana, is a Dubai based Sri Lankan businessman, and an alleged front man of Rajapaksa’s.

While in power, it is reported that Rajapaksa had invested heavily on properties in Dubai through Lokuwithana, who reportedly hails from Nattandiya, and was introduced to Rajapaksa by his one-time loyalist, Sajin Vass Gunawardena. Lokuwithana bought the Ceylon Heavy Industries and Construction company (CHICO) (former Ceylon Steel Corporation) for US$ 77 million at the invitation of the Rajapaksa regime. In the Panama Papers, Lokuwithana was identified with connection to an entity by the name of ‘Nilona Fashions’ which was incorporated in December 2000 and is within the jurisdiction of Seychelles, incidentally another hotspot where the Rajapaksa’s are alleged to have hidden their assets.

However with the change of government in 2015, Lokuwithana became close with certain ministers including Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama and also invested in the tyre factory in Horana, for which Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe laid the foundation stone earlier. It was reported that Samarawickrama, had bypassed regulations to get cabinet approval for the tyre factory in favour of Lokuwithana.

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  • 37
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    Let us hope that History doesn’t judge us too harshly for having allowed these politicians to get away with so much.

    Half the term of office gone, and how much has been achieved?

    Sad; we reposed so much faith in the “rainbow Revolution”; may be a wee bit better than the Rajapaksas, but still not a government that we can be proud of.

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      Good reporting CT Editors! Sri Lanka is today being primed for the IMF’s “BAILOUT BUSINESS” that benefits the global 1 percent and impoverishes the rest.
      Ranil’s team of economic hit men (Ravi K. Malik, Eran, Harsha the Foot note man) follow IMF orders, and have made NO attempt to track Financial Crime and get back the funds looted by Mahinda Jarapassa family and money laundered to the US and Dubai by related thieves or investigate Panama Papers to PAY OFF some of the massive National Debt of Sri Lanka. Rather, poor people have to pay more VAT taxes on a bill drafted by IMF.
      Check out the Report on the Greek Debt Crisis by the Amsterdam based Transnational Institute on the Bailout Business that names 4 accounting firms, Deloitt, Ernst and Yong, KPMG, Price Waterhous that organize bailouts to benefit the Global 1 percent.
      https://www.tni.org/files/publication-downloads/tni_bail_out_eng_online.pdf
      IMF and EU have forced the Greek People have to pay while the politicians and their business cronies who looted the country are living luxurious lives.

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        Ranil Wickramasinghe’s, Minister of Injustice, Wijedasa Jarapasa is accountable for the failure to convict a single Mahinda rajapassa family member and recover funds, and he must be immediately relieved of the post by President Sirisena.
        The rot starts at the top: Central bank Bond Scam Ranil cannot investigate MR’s looting of Lanka because he, Ranil has looted more TODAY, and is now more corrupt than MR was! MR and Ranil should share the same prison cell for Financial Crimes against people of Lanka.
        Texas Pacific Group TPG the dodgy US private equity firm that Ranil and his team of Hit Men (with advice from the right wing Millennium Challenge Corporation) was going to buy Sri Lankan. TPG would then Cherry pick assets from the Carcass of all dead Sri Lanka Airlines in what is called “Debt restructuring” sell the assets and transfer the funds to Caymenn Islands. Sri Lankan Airlines was looted by MR and family and then Ravi K. But TPG si now in trouble in Australia. Check out the story on ABC: TPG’s past dealings with Myer offer some insight into how it may have proceeded with Sri Lankan Airlines offer:
        http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-09/tpgs-past-dealings-offer-some-insight-into-fairfax-offer/8508310

      • 9
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        Thanks, Jadon AND Don Stanley for those links.

        Jadon, I’ve downloaded and SAVED: interesting how they warn us that 45 minutes have to be devoted by an average reader (like me!). I skimmed through in about fifteen minutes – got to return, obviously!

        The point I tried to make, briefly, in my first comment is that it is WE who are to blame, for selecting those politicians, in the first place.

        It is getting evermore difficult to know how we get manipulated – but we must be vigilant – else we have to cede our rights to politicians. For instance: Why has Donald Trump sacked FBI Chief, Comey – without whose witting or unwitting help he couldn’t have got elected? Two competing explanations: 1. Comey has proved incompetent 2. While Comey did wrong a few days before Hillary lost to Trump, he’s a good investigator who was closing in on the Trump-Putin “deals”.

        I saw it said that what was good about the French Election result is that Emmanuel Macron is NOT from a political dynasty. Regard what happens here – forgetting as a strategy the worn-weary talk of National Level Leaders. See how each provincial town now has two rival dynasties. If an outsider comes in, it is a “businessman” (the Sinhala word is immensely more evocative – “mudalali”).

        WE have to start hunting in our little neighbourhoods for non-politicians with vision who can fill the void.

        It is WE must DO this!

        STARTING NOW!

      • 0
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        Jadon:
        You certainly have hit the nail on the head! I have, in the recent past, made reference to the “insurance buyers” who have consistently hunted with the MR2 hounds and run with the MR1 hares. They continue to do so. The one name missing from that list is that of Wijeyedasa Rajapaksa!

    • 21
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      Rajapaksas family black money is coming into a lot of these development projects in Sri Lanka from shell companies but no one seems to be investing them!!

      Seize them and auction them off to legitimate parties.

      • 16
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        Quite right. The System is a fraud.
        Corruption and impunity for financial crimes is going from strength to strength under Ranil’s Jarapalanaya govt. of Economic Hit Men, and of course, following IMF” Advise” and that keeps the never ending bailout business going – as pointed out in the Max Kaiser Report on RT.

        Sirisena is the best of a bad lot of corrupt politicians and will win with JVP next time around.

        • 8
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          “Sirisena is the best of a bad lot of corrupt politicians and will win with JVP next time around.”

          Thanks, Kalupahana.

          A most “unwelcome” suggestion for us “English-using-Johnnies”! I’ve always been antipathic towards the JVP, but we have to start acknowledging that their recent record has been parliamentary, and fairly good. However, it seems to be again becoming the “politics of envy”: think of the strikes against SAITM without really coming to terms with the wealth amassed by Doctors from their “channelling”: it’s become a Sinhala word with even English-users being hazy about its etymology.

          Think also of the mess SCHOOLS are in, owing to the “private tuition” racket; again become part of the Sinhala lexicon – now spelt “tution” even by many of us, with the British pronunciation not even known to all except a handful of pedants (at least that’s what I feel! – dear readers, test yourselves on that!)

          Even railway employees struck work on this SAITM issue – but hardly a protest at the monstrous demand that doctors made that they be given the “best schools” for their kids.

          I am a retired village teacher; still living in a pretty remote village, and (reaching the end of my life), I’ve spent only about 15% of my life in the Western Province, and never been to any “Developed Country”. And, I tell you, the village schools are getting little “quality input”; they may get some buildings – but what we need is sound teaching for social harmony, and non-competitive sports for all round development. NOT cadetting to promote militarisation!

          Yes, I respect Sirisena, although he’s disappointed a bit since deciding that we, of the majority community, need not be accountable for war crimes (which I’m pretty sure DID take place – as in any War).

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      Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID)

      “Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) has accused the Attorney General of adopting a sluggish attitude in directing the division on how to proceed with certain vital cases concerning former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his associates.”

      Is there any surprise here? This is how Mahinda Rajapaksa and cronies are putting the stolen billions of public funds to use.

      The stolen public finds are being used in many places, including busing thousands to the JO May Day rally, that the thieves and crooks can keep the stolen public funds going into the billions.

      Expose, expose and expose, the crooks, their associates and those who receive those stolen public funds.

  • 9
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    The former AG Yuwanjan Wijethilake was also targeted for supposed to be sluggish. The next in line Suhada Gamlath was by-passed because he was considered to be a brake on the so called “investigations”. Now we are targetting the present one, appointed by the wise men in the counstituional council, who was praised like nothing at the beginning. Are we trying to say that everybody in the AG’s office is no good? Else must we now think that it is the other way round? That is the chaps who “investigate” are not doing a proper job giving sufficient material to launch a successful prosecution. We must really find what is really, really, wrong.

    • 4
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      By the time we get the Mr.Right for the job the whole thing will be done and dusted and here we go again with the looting cycle starting once again. Whither Sri Lanka..? Pathetic.

  • 16
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    Why FCID is not checking out AG’s bank accounts including his close relatives such as wife and children etc.,

  • 18
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    The whole system in Sri Lanka is corrupt. Whether its the Justice, CID or police there could be a few officers with integrity who take pride in what they do but their hands are tied when everything is run by corrupt politicians.

    Going by media reports, CID statements we know in high profile cased there are documented false medical examiners reports, corrupt superior officers of the Police, missing pages of log books and false statements.

    Still fools think international involvement is a bad thing for the country.

    • 3
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      International! Good Heavens! There too it is the same story. I have experience in foreign lands, so I have personal knowledge.

      • 4
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        Good Sense:
        “I have experience in foreign lands”
        So do I! :)
        But other than a few African and East European countries Sri Lanka puts out more crap calling it justice than any other.
        When you say international help your not asking Mugabe’s participation or that of Assad.

        • 0
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          For your information it is none of the countries you mention but a so called five star demoncracy.

  • 9
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    Wijedasa Disney land freebe must be removed.

  • 18
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    What is happening to the many cases involving Sajin de Vass Gonaawardene,the MR slave,thug,conman,murderer and fraudster?One clear case of this thug where after years of evading he promptly paid 286 million In CASH to the petroleum corporation no sooner the new government was sworn in was enough evidence to put the thug behind bars.Now all his cases have been given long dates,some well into next year.Who is responsible?To make matters even more hilariousl he has been allowed to go abroad too!He now carries a big business at 29 Grenier Road, off Cotta Road ,Borella( Lane immediately as you pass Keels supermarket)

    The thug travels in a fleet of luxury vehicles.Owns a palatial house at Horton Place Colombo 7,another at Shady Grove Avenue off Cotta Toad Borella and many many more.One report put the crook’s net worth at 34 Billion rupees.He started life as a pauper of a wharf. Clerk at Trico/Dubai and studied only upto grade 8.But he roams free thanks to the support he has from politicaly powerful people.All that is required is a telephone call and Sajin’s long list of cases get postponed each time.Aney whom to tell?

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    Sri Lankans are somewhat fortunate in that majority of the ‘Voters’, in their wisdom, voted out this self-serving, pompous, megalomaniac of a former President, on January8, 2015. (But he was so greedy for power that he decided to become a MP and come back to Parliament and create further hindrances/obstacles to the current Administration) But even by then, he had already politicised ALL spheres of Public organisations/activity/life in Sri Lanka. Can one forget his life size effigies hanging from all corners in Sri Lanka? Thus, even today, he has some influence (partly emanating from ill gotten wealth) and some of his cohorts are occupying places of importance/influence. It is upto this Government to identify such individuals (Civil organisations should also help in exposing such individuals) and remove them from such positions (and some of them might be even sitting in this Cabinet!). Until and unless that is done, situations such as the one reported in this article, will continue to prevail.

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      Couldn’t agree with you more. The well known Mahinda Rajapkshe trait was to completely sabotage the working of each and every department that he was minister of long before he became president. He did this by appointing the peon to be head of a division or a driver to an officers role. Completely incompetent individuals whose only qualification was blind loyalty and most often hailing from his home town region. He ascension to the presidency gave him the chance to implement this grand plan over the entire government. All he needs to do is make a phone call sometimes pay a few bucks and off come the wheels of this government. Not anticipating this and being willing to carry on without taking any action to fire these fellows is the most damning indictment on both Sirisena and Ranil. Sirisena does it based on the mistaken belief of building the SLFP not knowing the true loyalties of the people he is protecting. Ranil is a dreamer who expects others to carryout whatever he tell them to do and inevitably nothing gets done but he cannot be bothered to confront those responsible and fire them for incompetence among other things.

    • 8
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      MY DEAR GAMINI,
      What your advocating is true, and should have been done
      no sooner this Govt came into power if they were genuine. But over time they too have become the victims of the craving for filthy lucre, the craving for power, and the greed for ill gotten wealth. It will now NEVER ever be done and only fools like us who waste our time writing about all what the previous regime and the current one have done believe that our highlighting these corrupt deeds and persons, will in some way correct this corruption. They operate in a closely guarded and vicious circle ” of you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”. We can shout from the roof tops but nothing happens.

      • 4
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        It is my guess that this delays we are complaining about are all tied to
        political cunningness, to strike when they have no other means against the
        Opposition – and a hard and final blow. Any Case taken up will be backed
        to the hilt by million rupees earning Black coats with glee. The State
        cannot rush and fail the Case, just to satisfy the call of the Public
        forums – threading carefully is imperative. Of course the AGs Dept. too
        could be corrupt, as the situation is such – like say the Dual-citizenship Div. who have targetted 500 applicants (Tamils) at a mere USD 350 each, yielding Rs. 25 million!! This modus-operandi has been reported to CIABOC.

  • 5
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    Ahhh now we know how DEALS are struck…The fashion entity might be owned by Gitad brother in law..Fashion House who became A multi billionaire with in such a shirt time like Sajin Vas….from being a pavement hawker ….All Rajapaksas including Deal maker Eijedasa must be thoroughly investigated ASAP n sentenced within a year or less….A deal also could have been dine to send UNP supporters to Galle Face ….FOR A FEE…

    As always a case if…YOU SCRATCH MY BACK I SCRATCH YOURS is the name of the game….we the people are hoodwinkedeach time n every time….

    A change we wanted but not this change…..we need to strengthen a 3rd force not necessarily the JVP…

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      Correction. .Not Fashion House…but House if Fashion .

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      That’s the dilemma, which is the right party to change to…

  • 9
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    Once, it had been reported that the late Ven Sobhitha thero was deeply stunned and desperate when he heard Mr Samarawickrama was given a ministerial post.
    I don’t know Why?

  • 9
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    President should fire the AG if this info is true. Its time President Sirisena delvers on the promises he gave us to get our votes. Where are the HORAS? Lock them up. In order to do it have a proper FCID and AG. In addition appoint a group of independent retired judges to supervise FCID and AG.

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      agree with you wholeheartedly.The fellow also looks like mahinda with his bushy mustache.Any jungle men with bushy mustaches like mahinda,AG,prabhaharan,president’s brother etc cannot be trusted.Stringhopper looking mustaches like fonny and gota can be trusted a little bit more than the bushy ones.

      to get rid of malik you have to get rid of ranil.Even after malik brought down ranil with his antics in defence earlier,ranil brought him back in a more powerful
      position.That is why ranil is a born loser.He never learns from his mistakes.

    • 4
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      Lanki,Do not be silly, it will not happen. They scratch each other’s back.They might even be washing each other’s back.In some ponography one can see men licking the anus of women. These people may be doing that too.
      That comment applies in toto to both parties in this tie up.

  • 5
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    The most important remedy in the circumstances will be for the President to take over the police and the attorney general departments and act with forthright, guts and courage.Give necessary assistance for FCID to be effective and give a time frame for the investigations to be completed.
    PM will never do this. He seems to be having and understanding with Rajapakses to keep the division in the SLFP going so that UNP will benefit electorally.
    President should understand this and take counter measures to check RW before dealing with Rajapakse.
    Otherwise, a day will come where others will deal with him

    • 4
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      you hit the nail on the head.President should take over the FCID under him.Otherwise he is going to go down with ranil,when the rajapakshes are elected.Mahinda,when he comes back to power, will have the usual cordial relationship with the born loser ranil who will be quite happy to go on holidays abroad,but knives will be drawn oot for sirisena and mahinda will literally bury him and his family.

  • 1
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    RRRUBISH.

  • 7
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    This all staged for the people to believe what the gov in authority wants us to believe. “All the worlds a stage but the audience in Sri Lanka are bloody fools”-With apologies to Shakespeare.

  • 3
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    AG looks like a smart man. How does he know there is no deal among double tongued politicians. Its better to be safer than sorry. This AG has a good future in politics!

  • 1
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    It is high time we in Sri Lanka follow the voter in France.Dump all the Sinhala parties in the parliament in the sea.( UNP + SLFP+ LSSP + CP+ JVP+JHU also the sick party Pivithuru Hela Urumaya) They are the people who led this country since 1948. Wickramasinghe talks about the open economy of JRJ but forget to mention that JRJ’s govt opened the economy to the foreigners and his friends and destroyed every thing else, everything that was led by the average citizen and profit making Govt institutions.Contrary to lies that JRJ’s govt spread there were profit making Govt institutions, Petroleum Corporation was one.

  • 3
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    Finance minister said any amount of black money if it comes as investment no cases. Ethics, moral, discipline, go to hell if you bring money. What a policy yahapalanaya

    • 1
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      I disagree with U …not that im a supporter of Ravi…if he doesn’t letbem bring the black money..they will open shell ccompanies or even go as investors in countries that offer residency or even citizenship …Rather he should let em bring.. Then play a Modi style game..making all present notes invalid. Overnight ..and only 5000 lkr per day to be sllowed to be withdrawn from banks orATMs… of course we the public will suffer for a while until new notes r pprinted. All monies earned by corruption will be obsolete…

      MB Basil Gota Johnston Wimal Vuvard Cabral Mahundananda Keheliya all will gave heart attacks…

  • 0
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    The head of the Island is accused of war crime in the withdrawn report (March 2015) of OISL. The reports was withdrawn, as it perceived and reported in Colombo Media, the ex-State secretary John Kerry wanted to save New King. Sinhalese want to maintain “Hush” about that. They are not ready to pull all available strings on that to bring the truth to Sinhala Mass.

    During the election campaign, it was promised, “NO leader, No Commander, No Soldier” will be prosecuted. This is to save the heroism established over the demise of the 150,000 innocent Tamils. Sinhalese want to maintain “Hush” about that. They are not ready to pull all available strings on that to bring the truth to Sinhala Mass.

    Sinhalese are worried only their heroes have taken due wages for their heroism from Sinhalese money too, not just from Tamils’ ThaliKoddies. This is simply because the Sinhalese are stingy and not ready to pay for their heroes the wages for the heroic services they did for the Sinhalese in wiping out the Tamils in Mullivaaikkaal.

    Still they have a way out of this. If they let the Tamils go out, they don’t have to crown the war criminals as heroes. Then not just the SLFP crooks, even the UNP crooks can be investigated for the commission they are reaping on the new development projects being is done.

    Sinhala Intellectual Modayas are not getting in their head that “You cannot have your cake and eat it too”. It is going to take time for them to come to sense and find the earth under their feet.

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      Mallaiyuran, again you are talking about ‘letting the Tamils go out’ . As I have pointed out to you earlier the problem is Tamils are NOT prepared to go out. We truly wish they do. Whenever the Tamil Homeland is established not a SINGLE Tamil presently living outside the proposed homeland will move in. Yes not even you or any of your family or friends. Do you think at least Sumathitharan will go? Can you explain this phenomenon?

      Tamil diaspora is investing on condominiums in Wellawtta not Jaffna.

      That is why I keep reminding the Sinhalese that a prior agreement on physical relocation of Tamils(Tamil speaking people) must me reached before any negotiations on a Tamil homeland is commenced.

      Soma

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        This suggestion will not stand with the times. Northern Province gained the first position in “Inward Remittances” beating the Western Provine, which indicate the monetary value of the Tamil diaspora, the over-spill of which is being invested in Colombo high-rise buildings. Now with dual-citizenship, the craze for such ownership is on the rise. This has
        prompted I/E Officials to fix a rate of a mere USD 350.00 per Tamil
        applicant – which arithmetically on 500 such persons will bring Rs. 25
        million to Govt. employees in their joint bribery effort. No Minister
        dare intervene – not even the PMO. This is just the SL way.

  • 0
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    Justice depends on verdicts delivered on basis of prosecution. Prosecutors can design the case in such a way that the judge will have no option but dismiss the case. FCID seems to be facing this dilemma.

    Over enthusiastic prosecutors and judges will face risks for the rest of their lives – contract killing is cheap.

    • 1
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      Precisely Mr. Pillei. It has become fashionable to blame judges, cry out that the judiciary is biased etc. But as you say all depends on prosecution. I honestly believe in the case of slain MP Jeyaraj even if the judges were all Tamil all accused would still have been acquitted. Reason, weak prosecution. When there is a political element who knows weak prosecution could even be a deliberate ploy.

      Judges are mostly fair and unbiased. Particularly I have a great respect for Tamil judges. Prosecutors are mostly unprofessional and corrupt.

      Coming back to the main topic, surely AG must be unwilling to look a fool by giving OK to these unprofessional , weak presentations by politically driven FCID.

      Soma

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    After Chunnakam police Station Murder Case verdict, Vidhya’s case is transferred to Colombo to use Sinhala Jury and Sinhala Judges.

    UNHRC, EU and other guys are still listing the Sinhala Goverment. Amazing man!

  • 0
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    most of these comments here remind me of the painting of the three Naked Black miners.!
    :)

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    It’s quite educational to see the public still holding out some hope of recovering the stolen funds of the former junta. No wonder the politico-thieves are getting away with such gargantuan sims while spitting garbage. And these politicians are just representative of the populace in general. The people have nobody but themselves to blame. Educational as I said, and also quite funny.

  • 1
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    Dear author and all participants,
    Just compare Sri Lanka and South Korea. Please find out why the ex-President Park Guen-hye was impeached and sent to jail who came to power with a great majority. The new President who took office on May,10 2017 is a humanitarian Rights Lawyer. The ex-President is punished for aiding and abetting a fraudulent friend. Unless you all Sri Lankans have the ability to get the top two political leaders of your Country to courts for aiding and abetting the ex- president and his fraudulent clan, you can never bring back dignity to Sri Lanka.

  • 2
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    No government since independence has squandered the ground swell support of the masses who installed the Yahapalanaya government in such a short time. Incisiveness, vacillation, inefficiency, corruption and waste have marked the first half of its rule. There is no cabinet responsibility and each Minister is at odds with others. The Ministers who served under Mahinda Rajapaksa are still loyal to him. The millions spent on import of luxury vehicles ably support by the Joint Opposition is a colossal blunder by the Yahapalanaya government. This is an insult to the voters who voted this government to power. Corruption and waste are still rampant. The Central Bank bond scandal could have been managed more efficiently if a high powered commission of inquiry was appointed as soon as the scandal broke out. Instead, we found Ranil appointing a group of UNP lawyers to report on the scandal in a desperate attempt to save the governor of Central Bank. Yesterday, the cabinet gave sanction to build 6,000 pre-fabricated houses in the North despite vehement opposition from the MPS representing the North. M.D.Swaminathan, Colombo born Tamil and UNP national list MP, is over-riding the wishes of the TNA. Can anything be more stupid on the part of the government? Even the constitutional process is limping and facing road blocks which raises the question whether the government is genuinely interested in the process or just going through the motion of making a new constitution. Ranil with all his experience as a politician has not learnt anything from past mistakes. It is time Sirisena and Ranil gird up their loins before it is too late.

  • 0
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    The rot set in 1956 and every government since then has been partially or wholly corrupt. This government is no different but we should be thankful for small mercies, it is not the Rajapakse government.

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    Does anyone expect President Sirisena to have to the moral courage to dissolve the cabinet and take a stand on corruption in his government? I don’t think so.

    We all know RW is a,manipulator and all he is doing is buying time until the next election. He keeps threatening President Sirisenas hold on the SLFP just the way JR did in the 70’s. Sirisena does not have the political acumen to make a stand and stick to it, in fear of losing it all.

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    The most striking “Attorney General sluggishness” is the non prosecution of the five policemen who shot dead the two motorcycle riding undergraduates.
    But, this is not quoted by anyone – is this not extremely strange?

    Reading all comments, it is evident that corruption and injustice have warped the entire state structure, and no politician is in any hurry to correct the status quo.
    Most surprising is the role of Ranil W in suppressing obvious massive scams/frauds.
    It wont be a surprise if Bond Scam Mahendran gets away with it.
    The corrupt politicians of both sides are satisfied with the Rs 40 Million windfall for each, by sale of duty free luxury car import permits.
    They await the next election with money in the bank.
    We now have the most immoral state in the world.

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    Ironically, CT has to carry out this kind of “investigating reports”, in order to keep intact die hard Rajapakshe haters among its readership. And, make them happy. Well done CT. After all, this is Vesak season. Making people happy is a meritorious act. :-)

  • 0
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    after 2 years no convictions for financial frauds
    no doubt that deals are being struck
    there are too many trumps in sri lanka
    as ranil said at the rt match we must help the lawyers as they are our
    loyal supporters
    lawyers like arabs live on dates no?

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    The only thing to do is to give a bigger say for the JVP in running the country.People have been foolish in voting for the two major parties always and just giving the JVP their stock vote of 500000 because of their caste.I think their vote should be increased to 1 million in future because they have showed that they are the only voice against corruption.They are not fit to un the country because of their out dated policies but are certainly fit to be a bigger opposition.At the moment they are too weak with 500000 votes and their voice is not being heard.So folks go and put your vote for the JVP next time as a protest vote against the two major parties working in collusion to protect each others malpractices.

    JVP will have to do until we get a macron.Hope arjuna and ranjan ramanayake will break away one day and form a new party we can all trust .Fat arjuna pulled off the world cup hope he can do another for the country too.His love for the country i have no doubt though he has become a womaniser.Unlike macron he is fat and a womaniser but his the best we have.

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