14 November, 2018

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FCID Off To Singapore To Probe Krrish Deal, As Namal Denies Taking Commission

A special team from the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) has left to Singapore to carry out further investigations into the controversial Krrish project.

Namal

Namal

During their stay in Singapore, the FCID officials are expected to meet with representatives of the investors to verify certain matters including the involvement of several Sri Lankan politicians over the mega US$ 650 million project.

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, who is the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, is in the centre of the controversy having being questioned by the FCID over his involvement in the project. In mid March, the FCID demanded to know if Namal had received any commission from the investors of the project, an allegation he however denied.

The US$ 650 million Krrish Tower project which was initiated during former President Rajapaksa’s period has been marred with controversy with allegations of secret payoffs to several VIPs in the country at that time.

Incidentally the drafting of the agreement was reportedly taken over by N R Associates, the legal firm owned by Namal Rajapaksa.

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    FCID Off To Singapore To Probe Krrish Deal, As Namal Denies Taking Commission

    Scandals upon scandals
    Is he wandering what will be next,

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      Country is in a mess today, but we hope the FCID brave men and women will find out more about these crooks soon. If they would stop going further with their investigations, there the winners will be Rajakashes.
      For a week or so, Rajapakshe big man has stopped adding his low level remarks as had been before. This has lot to do with the reveals in terms of Srilanken airlines and the current rulers finally added them to the press.

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        FDIC is a joke. They have not concluded a single investigation or brought a single politician to Account.
        Avant guard investigation is blowing in the wind and now they are off to Singapore for a jaunt.

        FCID is a massive waste of time and money and a joke and should be shut down.

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          Don stanley jokers or not will come to surface in the days to come.
          But one thing is clear FCID have been working very hard as few commentators added it with the less resources in a country such a srilanka.
          We are not germans or other powerful europeans even if we are connected to internet to bring all the invesitgations to end within shorter period of time.

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          Be patient Don S. It takes a long time to investigate these events; particularly events that did not take place. However, be assured, they will eventually nail a few guys – guilty or not guilty of crimes!

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        FDIC is a joke. They have not concluded a single investigation or brought a single politician to Account.

        Avant guard investigation and Yo-shita’s Carlton Sports is blowing in the wind and now they are off to Singapore for a jaunt..

        FCID is a massive waste of time and money and a joke and should be shut down.

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          There are some hard evidence against Namal on this shady deal . here are some of them.

          1)Nalaka Godahewa’s SMS.
          2)Sunday Leader’s female Journalist Mandana Ismail’s house break in.
          3)Krish company accountant’s involvement in paying the bribe for Namal.

          If the Government/FCID is really serious about the issue ,they can easily start their investigations from them , going to Singapore to get the confidential ” Client Vs Bank ” details may be costly . it has been reported that SL officials really screwed the opportunity in getting the vital details about Namal and Sajin’s bank account in Dubai earlier . keep our fingers crossed , hope this time round they would come up with some solid evidence to prosecute the clown prince.

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          Don’t shit upon the good name of the officers in the FCID. There are at least 22 cases that they have concluded and submitted their files to the AG for prosecution. Theuy include cases against Gotabaya Rajapakse, Basil Rajapakse , Pushpa Rajapakse ,Wimal Weerawansa, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, P.B. Jayasundara, Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Gamini Senarath, and Anura Priyadharshana Yapa. This includes three cases against Weerawansa. Therefore, in no way are they a waste of time and money.

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        sama

        “but we hope the FCID brave men and women will find out more about these crooks soon.”

        Hope it is not another duty free shopping trip to Singapore.

        If ever there have been serious investigations FCID should be able to access all information without any obstacles. There is a tendency prevalent in this part of the world, that is that the files tend to go walkies.

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          hope it is not an another duty free shoping trip to Dubai at the time Ryzanna was about to beheaded – telling the palatable, almost each of the met ministers only spent their days in Dubai hotels rather than doing the due abusiing tax payers funds.
          That DIlan Perera is still maintaining his big mouth

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      “FCID Off To Singapore To Probe Krrish Deal, As Namal Denies Taking Commission’

      Delay, Delay, Delay…

      FCID getting more of the Rajapaksa stolen money from the people…

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      FCID off to Singapore is good and proper. What is disconcerting is that not a single case has reached the stage of being argued in Court but all are under investigation. Why?

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        because corruption is a way of life over there.
        Its bad business sense to disclose that monies were paid and those guys are not under obligation. There is no American bullying to force the truth either.

        Set up a committee to kill the idea is what is going on over there.

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      FCID is dancing to the tune of Jarapasse. All the bigwigs conducting these investigations are servants ( b….m lickers) of Jarapasse.
      GG is dancing to the tune of Jarapasse and the FCID.they are conducting the circus we are the spectators.

      Our government is wasting our tax payers money on these cronies pretending to be catching all the thieves , nothing has happened since the 8 th of January 2015.

      No thieves had been netted right and proper. They are just hoodwinking the public and the GG oR. The GG and the FCID are Hoodwinking us the public.

      Are we being cheated by these people??
      Now millions are wasted on the trip to Singapore , very doubtful whether they will come up with fool proof evidence.

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        Haven’t you learnt at least now, none of the Sri Lankan Service sectors or the Government Departments have any confidence of the public and including the Ministers.

        When the Health Minister falls sick he rushes to Singapore for treatment. He pays lip service tribute to the doctors but when he falls sick he rushes to Singapore for his health care! I really don’t blame the Minister!!

        Nothing will come out from the local war crimes Investigation with local judges as they are corrupt and incompetent so that the criminals simply walk scot free and that is why the victims are demanding foreign judges.

        So the same with FCID they are totally incapable, incompetent not honest and who can be easily bought over. Using Sri Lankan Police and officers will again be a waste of time, money and effort and only help Rajapakse to escape with the whole lot of loot. The Government should really hire foreign detectives to expose these crooks and who will do a very professional job taking only a fraction of the time the FCID took so far without any result.

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        May be they the alleged -challenged the FCID… and that could be the reason them to go to them directly ? I think there is no wrong of going them to the parties directly and get clarrified it.

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      I think first the rulers have to do is – leaving all the plans to get those consitutional reforms done – bring a conviction against all these high profile marauders. SLFP can survive without those rascals. Mahinda Rajapakshe is even worst than ebola virus to SLFP. He has no chance to be people s man again.

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      You know guys, I really dont think that none of the parties are to be blamed. … neither FCID or Rajakshe et al.
      u know why – FCID has been doing a great job as no others done inthe past… their working style is similar to the style we are familiar in european counterparts. Most of them even if they dont have enough officials to do the job – work 24/7. This is not a lie – the ground reality.
      And Rajakashe kith and kin looted the nation to core and were driven away.

      But the media men even today, are not in a mission to inform the general public the way things have been moving. For some reasons no powerful men in media have interviewed Rajapakshe or any other men that re alleged to have gone that wrong – – so the gawky, punnakun eating poor people of the majority of this country just get nothign about he ground realities.

      So the main reason lies on the MEDIA…. Talk to Lakbima or the Mawbima or the like papers.. As Rajan Ramanayake made it very clear (crystal clear evidence)- they twist the new items – captions… and knowing how the people get them. These men handling media in the country are to be blame 90% and the rest is being done by new commissions, police, courts and other responsible body enough actually.

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        Banji, you may be right.

        At the time, SUPERGAU issue destroyed allmost the larger masses in Japan few years ago, European tabloids were not bringing about it and its danger… it was all politics between Japan and EU countries.. a deal between two parties….
        I myself together with my research men we discussed it about a lot how dangerous the nature could be – after people being exposed to radiation in that part of the world. Wave of blood cancers or the related can be the consequence – but this was mitigated by all the press men hired by Japanese state. Not even Germany s Spiegel a weekly magazine being read by many did not bring detailed articles aboutthe danger in the aftermath of the disaster. This is how they cover news articles in the powerful western countries.

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      FCID off to Singapore! And, why not? Mangala, RW, MS all went to S’pore. MPs with tummy problems, headaches, colds and flu go there for medical treatment and do their shopping. Why not FCID? Its their turn for a little fun.

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    This uneducated, corrupt thug thinks no end of himself. Bloody cheater, is an insult to the hardworking young men and women in this country. When he is unable to write a sentence properly, how will he draft agreements and manage a legal firm ?

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      Rajapakshe men are on an effort to intimidate all ongoing investigations.

      Accusing that nothing was wrong with their administration bla bla – but now with all evidence surfacing – for example the huge frauds such as Srilanken airlines losses – they are on a way to keep some what quiet. They cant fool the very same folks again and again. That is certainity.

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      No any kind of previous political offsprings behaved the way Rjapakshe Offsprings have been. So who to be blamed else their father who failed to raise these idiotics sons exemplary to lanken youth.

      THey have been made so powerful going beyond all ethical andmoral values.

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    How could this bloke run a company of his own being an unexperienced lawyer. Well organized bribery chain.

    Now this bloke telling stories to the public the moment he gets a chance before journalists who ask questions in favour of him and Rajapaksas.

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      what a question?
      In an era

      a) Tea tasteers ran Embassies _ Jaliya Wickramsooriya
      b) Former soldiers were appointed as Diplomats
      c) Astrologers that had never completed GCE olevel were given Director posts – Sumanadasa Royal Astrologer

      d) Some men that have no GCE olevel nor have they passed grade 8 were awarded with Dr titles

      e) Some men just because them being relatves of former first citizen – became the powerful man to eat out srilanken airlines

      f) All rascals that then stood on village culverts became Rajapakshe men (not even Grade 8 school education)

      So,…. why not his sons not having any kind experience but being sons of an idiotic President to go run amok a law firm… these are no surprices.

      Gawky cabinet ministers and idiots that supported should have eaten Kirimati to allow this bugger et al to fool the nation

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    All the mainstream media has been brought over by the Jarapaksas. Hope this guy NR will be behind bars for plundering millions through shady deals. Even the journos are bribed.

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    Dear FCID, please bring a good news – in the sense that Namal R has got kick backs to Sri Lanka as people like ‘point of view’ whom never had a ‘point’ of his own, but screaming Rajapakshe hora, Rajapaksha hora for everything, expect it in big time. In fact the country’s remaining ‘left-overs’ of yahapalanaya are waiting and waiting for this kind of stories. But make sure FCID, do not ever bring same stories about UNP, SLFP (MS wing) MPs’ who are the heros of the above mentioned segment of the remaining lickers of yahapalayana!

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    It is reported that the “Money” has been deposited into a Bank Account in Singapore and the “Deposit Receipt” is now missing. Never mind. I hope this “Krrish” investors will disclose the details of payments/deposits made into the Bank in Singapore. Also the FCID must be able to get the “Investors” to properly “Authorize” the Bank for “Disclosure” of the details of the deposits and withdrawals. This guy, who did not know his limits and behaved as a “Successor” to a “King” must be brought to book soon. Then only the parents will learn how they FAILED in their duty in bringing up children as useful citizens of the county. That will teach a “lesson” to other parents now in power.

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      Is the same bank in SL too involved in this scam ? Investigations are on against a few of their seniors.

      These corrupt thugs not only robbed, they ruined lives and careers too !

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    President and PM making big mistake in protecting this filth.
    Let the masses know what robberies and killings they have presided over and get them before the courts?

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    [Edited out] Please avoid typing all capitalized comments – CT

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    Mahinda, his brothers, his tree sons and his very closed henchmen are thugs and robbers.

    Everyone knows what Namal Bull did during his father’s regime.

    He behaved like an OX.

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      but very same Mahinda is still being regarded as god for the many…

      those supporters that work for him as media men too are criminals. They just paint the picture as the man is sacred… I think lanka is filled with ignorants.

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        it is becaues most of the population are fools.

        Leaving high literacyy rates aside, just check their general knowledge about everyhitng .. as it is happening in the world today. not just ofcusing on social media connected few men in the WP… but covering all or larger sections of the society. That will reveal the levels …. of aveage folks.
        They are kept away from real happenings in the country… consequently they would go supporting wimal buruwanse, Gonthadipila… Gonwardhanya the kind of men… if people are well informed, nobody would behave the way those masses behave… right ?

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          Yes you may be right.

          Just have a chat with local school teachers … how much they know about teh ground realities of lanken politics. And ask why they repeately hail Rajaakshes are fine for them in the same time why dont they care about the gravity of fund abuses… and why dont they care about any kind of deficiencies in law and order issues… Why dont they talka bout the idiots that knelt down teachers at that time.that tied public servants to tree stumps.

          All in all those teachers and many inthe country feel that Rajakashe brought highways.. Rajaakshe brought those harbors to … even if those gigantic projects brought nothing to country…
          no matter Jonsten or the like would run amok… but these teachers or the like public servants always defend the wrong side why ?

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    Prosecute Nivad Cabraal

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    In 2012 I visited Sri Lanka. I tried my best to meet former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to convey a message, but he didn’t see me. I wanted to let him know that he has eliminated one of the most ruthless terrorist organization against the wish of superpowers. Therefore, he must walk on a tightrope to keep the leadership. India and the West used to create chaos in Sri Lanka. The West and India ran to the Sri Lankan government when Mahinda Rajapaksa approached China to eliminate the LTTE. The West and India couldn’t achieve their ulterior motives through Tamils, because Sri Lankan government could easily beat Tamil rebels with the help of China. The West is leading the world by occupying the moral high ground. Therefore, we must be very careful, we shouldn’t give an opportunity to undermine us in the name of law and order or corruption. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa listened to intellectuals and won the war, but he failed to listen to the intellectuals continually, that is why he placed himself, his family, the SLFP and the whole country in a disaster.

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      Convey a message? What use was it for MahaRaja when he was the one who was conveying messages to his masses? You should have offered a development program worth One-Billion USD with an opportunity for him to claim a 20 per cent commission. He would have seen you instantly. You should have at least chanced it. Try it next time when you visit SLK.

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      True indeed! MR paid a heavy price for eliminating the Tamil Terrorists. Keeping terrorism going in Sri Lanka and other countries was the aim of the West. Their foreign ministers and special envoys get publicity on TV and print media when they travel to trouble spots. MR spoilt all that by doing what they said was not possible. So, he had to pay the price. The West has not finished yet, they will keep MR as a formidable opposition force to extract concessions from MS and Ranil to keep Sri lanka under their control. All that at the expense of the Sinhala Buddist majority!

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    To Colombo Telegraph.

    The citizens of the country are aware of the robbery and skull duggery that has taken place in the past. Continuing to highlight them will not make a diiference. What is needed now is to make the present administration realise that there siesta needs to come to a end.
    If the now govt continues to bluff the citizenry by making allegations with regard to the past so that they can hide their present failures then they need to be openly told that enough is enough.

    The PM needs to be told that if he is unable to do the job then he must bugger off before he is forcibly sent home together with his chocolate boys.
    The Prez must be told same otherwise he too may suffer the same fate.
    Its a shame that a lot could have been done in this short time but those responsible have been fooling around.
    There are a lot of bad eggs in the present basket and those eggs are continuing to start to smell very badly and need to be not out sooner the better.
    As someone had mentioned some time back the PM is a bad omen to the govt and country. One need not be corrupt to be a bad omen but other negative factors can contribute to the bad omen and the PM has many negative factors in him. Some of those -ive factors can be openly seen in him and to mention them here would be ungentlemanly.

    The Prez wants to be on the side of the devil and the deep blue sea.
    He cant have both. He needs to choose one in which he can survive.
    The question is can he survive both. ????????????????
    No he cannot. He cannot because he is less intelligent than his colleague in lethargy, and therefore he is marking time for a reason best known to him. Both men are bluffing like their predecessors.

    The good people of the land need to realise that their next future vote needs to be used or not be used if the country is to be steered on to the road of progress. The grasseaters will be grasseaters so no amount of advice will make them better. The people they voted for wanted them to be grasseaters and grasseaters they are and so be it.

    To heal a festering wound it needs to cleaned up well for the body to start the healing process. Even if the wound heals after much tender care it will leave a visible scar to show the place where the body was damaged. Sri lanka’s wounds may have healed but horrible scars are visible to show where the damage was done. What was and is needed are people with gentle hands to soothe and gently take the scars away ( which is possible ) and bring the country as a whole to good health but alas ! that kind of gentle soul is not available in sri lankan society.
    As long as Sri lanka’s politicians think of themselves, their families, their cohorts, and continue to dabble in selfishness, sorcery, black arts, etc etc, they will always appear as ugly people both physically and in their deeds and needs and the blessing of progress will only be a pinprick on the horizon.

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      As long as we have party politics you cannot avoid criticism and highlighting thecorrupt practice of the former regime. Sometimes i wonder whether the two party politics and democracy it evolve is doing good for a country like SL. People are fighting for party and ignorant to the damages. Our people, majority, are politically illetarate. You can see very clearly how they behave and how these politicians drive them.

      I think it is the right time and put aside party politics and work towards the betterment of the country. However, all corrupted politicians and officials must be exposed and be punished according to the provisions of law in SL

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    All large scale corruption has to be investigated without seeking political revenge.
    The country was badly run while the regime kept on boasting about the victory of the terrorists while the country was neglected. It was a divide and rule situation and hope this new regime will put it right?

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      I dont think it is right to use the word political revenge here…

      If this is right, then the rulers should have done all the investigations going after Rajakashes only…. that they have not done even yet..

      But people dont have any kind of patience anymore… having stayed gawky of the results that one of them being taken to permanent custody. At the time, Yoshita the boy was taken to custody, people thought it was one way, but what happened was beyond all hopes of the people.

      Now with Thajudeen case report which will be due to in few weeks, they have to decide who to be taken to custody.. and who are the Murderers ? …

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    FCID is now off for a jaunt? Is it sponsored by the suspect? Or is it FCID that is making hay while the sun shines on them?

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    It’s all window dressing, trying to prove to the masses that they are actually taking corruption seriosly. How can they when they are corrupt themselves?

    Nothing will come of this FDCID visit apart from a good holiday in Singapore. Namal will never be convicted. SL will never be governed in the interests of her people. This isnt pessimism, its realsm.

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    So far no real evidence of million dollar corruption that is claimed of the former regime has been shown. Sure, there was nepotism. And there is nepotism of the current Yahapalana government, their appointments are just as bad or worse.
    We have seen within few months, this Yahapalana government rob the nation of billions as in the Arjuna Mahendran / Central Bank scandal bank robbery. Worse corruption of this Yahapalana government is yet to be seen.
    But we continue to bark at the Rajapaksas with the usual claims of corruption. It seems we are angry because they are ‘goddayas’ / villagers. And the current regime of Yahapalanayas are Western educated thieves so we do not mind being robbed blind by them.
    So who are the real ‘goddaya’? We are, as we do not have the knowledge to see the mud on our feet!

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      Are you saying that there wasn’t any corruption within the Rajapaksa government? Even, the president himself admitted that he has overlooked. Foreign powers alone can’t change the government, unless your stupidity help them to topple your leadership.

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      The country must adopt good foreign policies and maintain all the time. But major political parties have different foreign policies in Sri Lanka. It shows political immaturity, lack of strategy and division. No matter who comes to power, smart Sri Lankans always ignored. This has been the reality since the independence. The real betrayers are not politicians, not voters, but Sri Lankan media editors. Utter fools decide what people should know and how to inform to the people. Sad isn’t it?

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    Urgent question!

    Can someone tell me, please, what he is doing with the book in front of him?

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      Faulty Towers pampered by stupid folk grew up on media blitz – celebrity status. We see this in western media.- its whom you know.
      MR2 is same same.

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      “Urgent question! Can someone tell me, please, what he is doing with the book in front of him? “

      he is trying to say ‘ i know the law putha ‘ or he’s trying to break the code .

      but dont worry none of the rajapaske family members are educated .

      you srilankan modayas voted for an uneducated, unethical jarapakse – now pay the price .

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    Posing. That’s all this idiot is capable of !

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      At least that book is the right way up! I always check these things.

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        It was the photographer who kept the book right way up? The dimwit just sat on the chair and did what he was asked to do for the photoshoot !

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          He knew how to sit on a chair? I’m impressed! The right way round too!

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    Imagine what this corrupt Sibling of the former President has done in his short span of his life, and what you can expect him to do in the future . So there has to be a stop to all this. He will get a Jail Term if found guilty, which would mean he will not be able to contest an Election, father would be in his dotage by then, but they will have the money robbed to carryon with life, but Karmic forces will act on them for the wrong doings

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    Rajapakse family is taking FCID to be a Joke and is ridiculing them at every turn on Public Platforms so do their stooges . They also think it is vendetta process by Sirisena & Ranil . Should justice not prevail in this country? and bring wrong & c0rrupt people to book?

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    Is Nalaka Godahewa in it? What action has been taken with regardsto that FCID can Answer

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    Yahapalanaya is not second to MR palanaya days. Nothing will happen to Namal rascal. Our people will one day make him the leader of this country. Namal has all the resources, in particular, funds geared towards that goal. Only CBK will do the justice to Namal baby and other babies, if she is made responsible for Law and order. Others are just talking only and no action.

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    Thieving is the forte of the Rajapaksas. All the brothers, sons,wives, in-laws are all in the same boat. It all started even before Mahinda became President. As PM Rs.83 million of Tsunami Aid. What a crime, an unpardonable crime.Even Chama Rajapaksa who was supposed to be the better man was responsible for the Hora Pohora deal when he was the Agriculture Development Minister. The loss was Rs. 130 million due to over invoicing.

    The son Namal, with the benevolence of the Father Mahinda was smarter when he started putting his finger in each and every project, tender or any other deal. He with the connivance of Cabral and Aluthgamage spent US$ 8 Million Central Bank funds in the bid to hold the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Hambantota. Thank God some sensible voters in the Games Federation did not allow the mad idiotic and obstinate bid. Such is this man Namal.

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    Nothing will happen. What many here do not figure out here is that MS was a pariah of MR. All these with the FCID are just to hoodwink the majority of ignorant Sri Lankans.
    The Rajapakse family will always be a free and undisturbed family.

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