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Former FCID Chief Caught Laundering Money, Joins GR Campaign For Protection

Former FCID Chief Senior DIG (retired) Ravi Waidyalankara has openly sided with the Rajapaksa campaign, days after the same police division he headed for 4 years found his wife and son embroiled in a massive financial fraud and money laundering scandal involving well known financial scammer and businessman Rienzie Edwards.

Ravi Waidyalankara | File photo

The details were revealed in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court by the same agency SDIG Waidyalankara headed from 2015 to February 2019 on Monday (21).

The FCID first began investigating the matter under DIG Waidyalankara based on a July 2015 complaint. The investigations continued until 2016, when Monday’s B report indicates Waidyalankara and his family began its financial dealings with Edwards. FCID investigations into Edwards financial dealings had stalled until Waidyalankara was removed as the head of the agency in February this year.

According to the B report filed on October 21, the FCID investigation revealed that SDIG Waidyalankara’s wife Mary Basilica was a director Soorya International Corporation (Pvt) Limited, one of the companies under investigation for being set up using funds defrauded from clients in the US and transferred to Sri Lanka.

Edwards defrauded dozens of clients in the US through a fake investment scheme, by claiming he and his staff were representatives of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The money was then transferred to bank accounts in Sri Lanka, and over Rs. 5.2 billion used to purchase property in the island.

In October 2016, DIG Waidyalankara’s wife Mary Basilica, became a director in a company owned by Edwards, while the matter was still under FCID investigation.

According to the FCID B report, Soorya International Corporation (PVT) Limited was incorporated under the PV number 111792 on October 2, 2016. Rienzie Edward’s wife, Punya Priyanji Manike Edwards is also listed as a director of the company.

Soorya International is registered at the address No 16/A2 Monarch Residencies, Galle Road, Colpetty. The FCID B report said the apartment was owned by Asela Waidyalankara, the son of SDIG Ravi Waidyalankara. Asela Waidyalankara’s company Talos Management Consultants in which the 36 year old is old is the sole shareholder, purchased the apartment at Rs 52 million, paying a total of more than 9 million in cash to the seller.

The FCID report to court said that the apartment had been purchased from Kenneth Gordon Mcalpine of No 45/5 Barnes Place, Colombo 07 at a value of Rs 52 million on February 11, 2016. Investigations into the purchase are continuing, the B report said.

Corruption scandals have dogged the now retired top cop. Earlier this year, Asela Waidyalankara denied to the media that he was the owner of the Monarch Apartment No 16/A2.

The FCID B report to court this week makes several references to the fact that the US Government requested assistance under the Mutual Legal Assistance Act in December 2016 and asked Sri Lankan authorities to freeze Edwards’ accounts in the country, to which the defrauded monies had been transferred. A list of bank accounts was sent to the GOSL authorities, along with the indictment against Edwards in New York.

By this time, SDIG Waidyalankara’s wife was already a director at one of Edwards’ companies.

Colombo Telegraph can now reveal that having been forwarded the request from the US Government, Waidyalankara deliberately delayed freezing the accounts until the funds were safely disbursed.

The former head of the FCID has long since been suspected of serious corruption and dealings with suspects in high profile investigations handled by the agency. Over the past two years, he has become intimate with SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his inner circle, leading law enforcement authorities and even the former IGP Pujith Jayasundara to suspect that he was deliberately suppressing probes related to the former Defence Secretary and senior officials in the Rajapaksa administration.

With the details of his corruption being made public on Monday, SDIG Waidyalankara appeared on the Derana nightly news broadcast today (25) claiming that he was pressured by the Government to investigate members of the Rajapaksa family. He also attacked Ahimsa Wickrematunge, the daughter of slain Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge for a letter she wrote linking her father’s death to his exposes about Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s involvement in the MiG-27 procurement in 2006.

“While I was at FCID, there was not a shred of evidence that Gotabaya Rajapaksa was a suspect in the MiG investigation,” he told Derana, the channel aligned to the former Defence Secretary. Moments later, Hiru TV the network owned by Duminda Silva’s brother Raynor Silva carried the exact same interview with Waidyalankara. Duminda Silva, a notorious drug kingpin who served as monitoring MP to the Defence Ministry while Gotabaya Rajapaksa served as Secretary, was convicted for the murder of SLFP politician Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and four others in 2011, and is currently on death row. Rajapaksa’s victory in the November election could see him pardoned.

Sources told the Colombo Telegraph that SDIG Waidyalankara had panicked after he got wind of the FCID B report, and fearing his arrest, decided to openly back Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s election campaign. He has agreed to sit for several media interviews at the behest of the campaign, in order to tear down investigations carried out by the FCID as politically motivated witch-hunts. (By Deepal Banadaranayake) 

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  • 38
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    What can you do when the paradise is taken over by treacherous big time ring of rouges! Oh goods save this little paradise from all these vultures!

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      This Buddhist priest spoke the truth without taking sides. Glad to know there are people with such intelligence and foresight. All is still not lost.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol5hahCnt-8

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      CT,

      A Land like no other, where the Para-Sinhala Para-“Buddhists “, govern, rule and maintain “Law and Order”, while maintaining their hegemony over a populace, mean IQ 79, and when caught, all the Para-Sinhala “Buddhist “ crooks form a cartel , and even contest to become the president of the fooled populace.

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      Siri,

      All are thieves,

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Z57TQnxsk

      This is the Apex of the 2,500 Para-Civilization.

      Will there be a turn around?

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      The Rajapakse and extended family`s corrupt activity during the 9 year misrule is legendary. a) Issue of 1000 diplomatic Passports during 9 yrs. of Rule. b) D.A.Rajapakse Museum construction Rs. 110 Mil. under Def. Secy. Signature, undertaken by Navy & LR&D Com. c) Purchase of Gowers Pvt. Ltd. by a Parliamentarian in the Family d) Commonwealth Games Trip of 140 persons & exp. of Rs. 358 mil. thereof including a CB Governor and a Hon. Parliamentarian- e) Rs. 12,500 mil. found dumped in Temple Trees during Dec.2014/Jan.2015 f) Prof. S.Wijeyasooriyas allegation re the sale & distribution of 40 Kg. Gold, also Siriliya A/c. g) An ex-CJ admitting corrupt (?) verdict on “Helping Hambantota” Case! h) An MR Co-ordinating Secy. holding multiple jobs arrested with 10 Gold Biscuits,(1106 gm) by FCID i) CICT paid Rs.19.41 mil. to Pushpa Rajapakse Foundation on 21-5-12 before Cololmbo South Terminal Contract commenced. j) Min. Rambukwella`s Rs. 20 Mil. Ex Presidents Fund plus Insurance obtained over Med. Treatment in 2012. k) Rs.372 Mil. Fraud by Diplomat U.Weeratunga in 2006 in MiG purchases under ex DS Gota then.

  • 29
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    Ravi Waidyalankara is emblematic of the deep-rooted malaise that is Sri Lanka. The criminal, the investigator, the political opinionator on sleazy media – all rolled into one. Unless these backroom wheeler-dealers are thrown into jail, there is no stopping the country’s descent into hell.

    • 5
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      Something that looks like a duck quacks like a duck, and has been walking like a duck is a duck – full stop-

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      Ajay,
      Your anger is reasonable but, existence of these kinds rogue bureaucrats working for their own good or as moles MaRa gang has to be expected for two reasons: 1.Three decade of war forced policed Dpt to act as subsidiary of military. 2. Twenty plus SLFP rule guaranteed that almost all top bureaucrats became SLFP friendly thereby making it easy for MaRa to take full advantage of the system.

      What is surprising is not the existence of such rogue bureaucrats at such important positions; rather, the failure of the new Gvt to understand the potentially dangerous environment they had to work with. Unfortunately, Yahapalana cabinet also contained a few such moles working to protect MaRa gang. It is now clear that Wijedasa R, who managed win full confidence of Ranil, worked full time to protect GoRa from all his criminal charges. On top of this was the SLFP members in the cabinet!

      SL public sector bureaucracy is mostly (not all) corrupt. This includes to officials of CB, state banks and those who large handle financial responsibilities such as EPF & custom. Perpetual wouldn’t have been able to carry out bond scams for years without their help. Ravi Waidyaratne probably is only one such rotten egg. After the Easter bombing incident, reports came out indicating the thathe ex State Intel Chief Handewitharana, a close friend of Gora, has been a Chinese mole! The reason for their success is the the lack of a well trained independent unit to catch very sophisticated “white collar criminals”. White collar criminals in modern SL are far advanced than the CID. If there is a silver ling in the dark cloud of Easter bombing is the revelation how disorganized the SL intelligence services are & how poor the political leadership has been in tackling those issues that could put whole nation in danger.

      In other words, the incident of Ravi W is not an isolated case; rather, it is a tip of a huge ice burg that begs serious attention ASAP.

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      wester countries have long stories of promoting crooks & criminal in the world as a part of their covered operation. There was report that Tamil and Catholic support GR. I knew this, and that is why I said “Western bogus war crime chargers against him and his family was part of covert operation trick to get Sinhalese Buddhist Modayas voters. ON the other hand. they creeped into RW and blacked mailed him to be totally anti Sinhalese Buddhists in order to create more Buddhist Modayas voters and draw them towards GR.

      Section of Christian who were converted to Christianity by Portuguese is totally anti Buddhists and there is no secret about it. These people are partly members of RW and GR. DR have more straight Tamil, Christian and Chinese family roots and also RW and GR relatives
      Western countries do not have to create any more “espionage roots” than “excellent espionage roots” they have to reach out to RW and GR families. So Western Tamil supporters do not need worry as to who comes to power. If Sujit come to power, still RW spy root is there, and Tamil supporters already have established spy root to Sajit too by converting him or his family members into Christianity by Colombo Catholic Mayor who followed instruction of Tamil Tigers Supporters of the West

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    For All those thieves, criminals, bribers, war mongers MR & co group is the safe place.

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    Let me assure Ravi Waidyalankara that nothing will happen. Nothing has happened so far and nothing will continue to happen. Even if Gota becomes President, nothing will happen to Bond Scam Mahendran. Whether in government or opposition, they can all continue to live a happy and carefree life while taxing the rest of us for every last cent.

  • 19
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    We knew right along that these “Top Ranking” Investigation “Teams” were doing the most damage and preventing administration of Justice in all “High Profile” cases. Not only that, even the PM and some of the “Cabinet” members were involved in misdirecting and scuttling the investigations. Even some of the cases that were filed, when those came before courts, lot of loop holes were left, intentionally, to enable the culprits to get free. The latest, the then Minister of Justice, Wijedasa Rajapakse, who stands in support of GR, said: ” I am the one who prevented GR been taken into custody”. He had to leave the Cabinet for his constant refusal and failure to establish “Special Courts” to hear the “High Profile” cases. In all these investigations and follow up court cases, this “RING” (MAFIA) operated with “Immunity” to disrupt the administration of Justice. This is now the “LAST NAIL” on the coffin, by bringing the “MAFIA BOSS” to rule the country as the “President”. Will the Sri Lankans understand this OR will they be allowed to understand it by this “GANG” of high flying “Bureaucrats” and the “Intellectuals” who have already “GANGED” up for installing the “Mafia Boss” in that highest office? NO. Why? They themselves have an “AGENDA” (mostly personal) to “Get Off” all the crimes committed together with the “BOSS”. That is the “LAST NAIL” – the “PRESIDENCY” on the coffin.

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    This is proof of the failure of the current govt.

  • 15
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    So ! what about it.
    This is not something new. Corruption is a part of the constitution and everybody and anybody has the right to be corrupt according to the laws of the country.
    God knows how many hundreds of corruption cases are hidden and still flourishing.
    If one can be corrupt then be corrupt for it is a part of lankan culture and cannot be done away with.

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    It’s evident there had been mass scale and unprecedented corruption and irregularities involving Politicians and Public Officials in the recent past (2010 to 2019). It’s imperative for a dedicated task force be established to investigate and indict those responsible and to ensure the court proceedings are concluded expeditiously. New enabling legislation needs to be introduced and passed in the House, if deemed necessary, to address and tackle these unsavoury episodes. The current Government has not been able the execute this satisfactorily, although many promises were given in 2015. If NGR is elected, all these matters will be swept under the carpet and it will be BAU for all the thugs, fraudsters, drug peddles and criminals. MR&Co give succour and are the God Fathers of most criminals and fraudsters and the SL society has fallen into the depths we witness today mainly due to them. What promises has SP given to tackle this scourge?

    Per the information in the article above, it appears Birds of a Feather are flocking together!

  • 25
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    Welcome to our shit hole nation. The guy who was designated to catch the thieves , turns out to be the biggest crook.(invariably they all seems to be blessed , by looking at those threads ). Is there any swindler left ,who is yet to join Rajapaksas Dream Team.. These are the scums promising to lead the country to future and improve economy.( Mahinda uncles team of men mentioned in his economy plan) Not a surprise SLPP, boasted of more than 500 experts planning their manifesto released today. This guy must be one of those experts. Rest includes Cabrrrral, Jaliya , Udaya and rest of the Businessmen who participated in Gothas uprising meeting and now actively financing his campaign. It is hilarious when Mahinda Uncle is surrounded by this many Lankans giving excuses such as “yes Basil is a crook , but not our Mahinda, “yes Gotha killed a few but not our Mahinda “. It is like saying “yes I went to the bar to meditate , while others were getting drunk “.

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      That is why Sinhalese known as world’s number one “Modayas.” One thing is missing here… Sinhalese are not listed in the world of Guinness Book as “Modayas” yet. But it will be there soon! I have been working on some plans and to hand them over to a selected group of good Buddhist priests and retired military officers to lift Sri Lanka from the hell.

      And I am already began to feel the heat and overwhelmed thinking if I am ever going to succeed? One thing for sure, non of these plans ever will work with Sinhalese, and what will work with them is “super military dictatorship government “that last at least for 20 years.

  • 22
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    Gota will protect all crooks
    that is why all crooks back him now.
    they must do it ..
    or they will.be behind bar
    this election is between forces of good and evil.

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    Ranil too will protect his criminal friends. If the UNP was about to win, this guy would have joined the UNP and Ranil would have protected him.

    • 4
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      Did you know that the thug Vermin Silva has joined the UNP? No big outcry there. Why not?

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    Don’t forget to ad the following words to you sentence Siri.
    “What can you do when the paradise is taken over by treacherous big time ring of Sinhala Buddhist rouges!” Yes, they rouges who I suspect have pirrith nool toed to their balls. Good too seek the protection of Goata because only a bloody thief and murderer can protect other thieves equally worse than Gota himself. This Ravi Waidyalankara tramo is the one who must be investigated and jailed for tfor being the mastermind behind the arson attacks on several court complexes and their record offices in order to destroy vital records relating to the many cases against other financial crimes. Thrown the bastard to the crocodiles in the zoo. I hear the zoo is running out of funds to feed the innocent animals there. Why should the animals go hungry when we have plenty of these criminals to feed them.

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      Rienzie Edwards , Mary Bascilica – buddhists ?

  • 9
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    No dignity or what’s so ever for the uniform! Plenty of pirith nool though!
    These are so called patriotic,migrate and get passport,then boost about SL

  • 5
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    Who to bell the cat?

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    Murderers, crooks, and undesirables, are supported and protected, by Gota. He uses them for his own evil reasons, or else how could there be so many unsolved crimes when he was Secretary of Defense?

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    buddhist voters should realize, the Group MR and Gota are having with them , are after the wealth of the whole nation, by corrupt practices, yours and my wealth is being devalued. The US dollar which is the gold standard in currencies , the ruppee is pegged to, have risen more than 50% from 2009-2019. Basically because of corrupt officers and politicians.
    Your childrens dreams as well as there school fees and cricket coaching fees are not paid by dumb monks. But you. Your jobs are not protected by monks. Example is the pasta factory burnt by buddhist mobs. 75% workers were buddhist, now no job. The factory owner got an insurance, and he wants to go to bangaladesh to start. Gota is an american, he wants his drug buddies to run the show, do we need a dumb ass like this to rule. Sajith speaks well, and only 52 years. that is leadership. this gota will take the budduist for a ride and run to america, all his files are missing. what happens when files are missing if it is u and me? gota is not a hero, but a crook who was in the right place at the right time when fonseka was winning the war.

  • 14
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    Only the corrupt are with Gota

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      Gune.
      The masses who are asses will vote him for President. No hope for the country.

  • 12
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    Its a shame for entire country and its administration. This man should never have been appointed to such a post. However everything has happened and past now. I have a question still remains in my mind.How can someone like him who was in a high profile position in the government services, reveal all top secret details to media even after he retired?

  • 8
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    Riveting Stuff from Dr Ranil’s hand picked F*******CID Chief,

    Wonder whether Mr Weliyamuna, Dr Rajitha, Field Marshall Ponseka, Malik Samare and the new star of the UNP Sajith Faction ,Champaka Ranawaka are behind this too ?…

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      KASmaalam K.A.Sumanasekera

      If Clan, cronies and their b***s carriers are in it why not others?

      Whom does Dayan the public racist and warmonger support this time?
      He seems to be sitting on the fence probably until the election results are out on 18th November. Do you think Dayan will get a job if Gota gets the top job?

      Have you read Gota’s 90 odd pages Manifesto?
      It looks like a copy and past compilation of various pages from web sites. There are one or two parahs remind me of something I have read earlier published probably in Indian magazines. I will let you know the details later if I remember the source.

      Did Gota get some junior member of staff from Bell Pottinger to draft this manifesto?

      Who is drafting Sajith’s manifesto?
      Do you know what is in Sivajilingam’s Manifesto?

  • 5
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    Karthigesu Arienesulingam. You asked: ” Who is to bell the cat?”. One and the only answer is to “WHO” is the nominee of the NPP ,Anura Kumara Dissanayake. Tell your people to vote him to be the President and be assured that they too will be served much better than their present representatives. Not only “Bell the cats”, but to put all of those “CATS” behind bars within a stipulated “Time Frame”. That is a “PROMISE”and remember not a “HOPE” as other aspirants say: “We HOPE To”. I assure you, all of you will be much, much better off with AKD of NPP. Any more “Concerns” you have? Don’t hesitate, ask.

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    If former FCID chief was caught for money laundering. definitely, he should be in the RANIL- PNTHOUSE_RAVI – Rjun Mahendran who emptied the banks. I heard they brought most of the sri lankan money overseas. But, there is lot more left.
    I say Mahesh Senanayake has the best qualifications and pre-requisites to be the president. He was ready to sacfrifice the life for the country. Now, he wants to go the next mile.

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    I thought only Politicians are disgusting shameless Jokers who cross over to escape punishment. ..etc

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    Hang on……Current government is not a Rajapakse govt. Non of the Rajapakses are in it. So why should they be blamed? The yahapalanista contributors and commentators simply show their warped and deranged psychological state. This is like the story we heard during our younger days about “makka”, the blood sucking fly wrote by Amdon. He got 100% marks for writing an essay on “makka” (like our yahapalanistas in 2015). So Amdon started somehow linking “makka” to all the essay homework given by the class teacher thinking that he could get 100% marks. For example, if he is asked to write about a coconut tree, he will write a little bit about the coconut tree and then say cows could be tied to coconut trees. “makkas” live on cows and then start writing about “makka”, though the essay has to be about coconut tree! So for anything and everything our yahapalanistas dream about a Gota connection…….

  • 2
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    This is how the proud Buddhists rebuild the country and look after the welfare of the nation owners of the land.
    One may think they are not belongs to SL ,they are sinhala Buddhists and not S Lankan Buddhists.Hindus are just Hindu like wise Christian or Muslim or etc,this is only one version of .
    Mugabe chased out the whites from Zimbabwe now they have rotten farms,and the locals lost the jobs.
    Thank god apart from Mahendran we don’t see Tamils names,even though he have given fair share to all these clowns regardless of their party.
    In this 20th century even a priest expecting a Hitler type.

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    By the way, the Chinese ambassador attended Gotha,s manifesto release circus. He is seen sitting in the front row VIP seat, applauding each every word. I didnt realize he is a one of the founding member of SLPP.(Su Swamy too). Obviously he is one of those among 500 who must have contributed in planning , Gothas manifesto. One more to the Rajapaksas Dream Team of criminals, crooks and swindlers , “FOR THE FUTURE”. Our morons howling here in CT at USA ,West and India when China is campaign financing and trying to influence elections.

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      I would have not talk against any country if they had not anything to do with tigers.. I cannot speak for Sinhalese who have been playing double game in the last 70 years by delivering anti British slogan to get votes and after come to power, they are all in London looking for a “dream house” and settle their relatives permanently with huge bank accounts

  • 3
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    Today news, AG department is filing more than 10,000 indictments related to corruption and crime by December 31 st. Gothas case was postponed exactly backwards, post elections. See the timings , it took them so long, to file perfectly at the eleventh hour. While our AG Dept is at work, the guy who played out in Billions is partying hard. After our Archaeology Department it is the AG Department, which is filled with Rajapaksas sleeper cells.

  • 4
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    Not even 24 hours has passed since writing my comment our Nosy Parker is questioning whether Rienzie and Mary are SB. Dude, this rogue in the picture looks like what to you ?????. If unable to identify please refrain from voting, due to legal blindness. You must me one of those who “went to a bar to meditate while others were getting drunk”.True SB.

  • 5
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    This is just a case of the fox being given charge of the chicken coop. He ate chicken day by day. Here are a few unknown details about Ravi Waidyalankara, the shit
    eater.

    1 He is a member of all the social clubs in Colombo – few examples Capri, Golf
    Club, Colombo Club, Orient Club etc etc. He pays cash.

    2. He took a trip to London with his large family. All of them flew Business Class
    in Sri Lankan Airlines.

    3. He sold statements made to the FCID to the suspects and made money.

    4. He also manipulated cases. As lawyer, he played around with the statements
    A classic case was that of G. Senarath.

    5. Together with a top UNP member, a Ranil Wickremesinghe loyalist now out to
    destroy him, did a few secret deals. This UNPer took Waidyaratne to the
    Staessens Board Room to record a statement from Harry Jayawardena. Others
    had to come to the FCID.

    6. He met Udayanga Weeratunga secretly in Dubai and received a large amount
    in cash.Complaints were made to President Sirisena about this by an AG’s
    Department official who is now a top judge.

    7. One businessmen paid him Rs 200 million to cover up a case.

  • 8
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    Another hand-picked crime fighter/ top brain of Ranil- Mahendran, Ajit Dias, Dilriukshi, Wijedasa( minister of Justice), Charitha rat-watte ( his brother CEO Srilankan), Ravi Karunanayakam, now Ravi Waidiyalankara –

    What do you think of our PMs judgement of character !

    Why do all these people let down Ranil ?

    They all realise he is just a pretender who is only interested in his position, wealth, foreign trips and comforts.

    Now the guy is dragging Sajith down to defeat.

    Does he care ? Remember, he is the ‘leader’ !

  • 1
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    We as Sri Lankens are at a cross road. Do we want a puppet dictator or a President who is one of us. I see Sajith as one of us. Gota is bought by the chineese and sponcered by the Americans, we will be the next Syria, if Gota comes. Buddhist voting for there down fall has been a trait , with banda making singhaleese the national language. Don’t be fools as your childrens life depend on this election.
    for statistics:

    Middle east income USD$ 10 BILLION PER YEAR
    AMERICA EXPORTS USD$ 8 BILLION PER YEAR
    EUROPE EXPORTS USD$ 7 BILLION PER YEAR
    CHINA EXPORT USD $ 175 MILLION PER YEAR

    MIDDLE-EAST OUTRIGHT GRANS LAST TEN YEARS USD$ 12 BILLION
    CHINA OUTRIGHT GRAND LAST 10 YEARS USD$ 600 MILLION
    CHINA HIGH INTEREST LOANS USD 18 BILLION AT 6% EFFECTIVE RATE

    No your friends before voting for racism.

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