21 October, 2021

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Full List: Sri Lankans Named In Offshore Leaks

There are legitimate uses for offshore companies and trusts. As the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists suggests, we do not intend to suggest or imply that any persons, companies or other entities included in the ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database have broken the law or otherwise acted improperly.

We publish below the list of Sri Lankans published by ICIJ in 2013.

Ahmed Ismail Hossain
Akhter Mahmud
Aliakber Saifudeen Jeevunjee
AQUA-PACKAGING LIMITED
Arthur I Senanayake
Balendra Krishan Niraj Jayasekara
Chandrajith Saman Kalyana Jayamaha Jayamaha Hitihamilage
Chandrajith Saman Kalyana Jayamaha Jayamaha Hitihamilage
Chandru Swamidas Jagasia
CHRISTIAN FERDINAND FUHRER
Daniel Ortiz
Dimitry De Wansa Wickramaratne
Duminda Mahali Weerasekare
Ejaz Chatoor
Esufally, Bilquis Imtiaz
Esufally, Imtiaz Abidhusen Hassanally
Farida Jeevunjee
Hasan Mahmood (Raja)
Imran Aliakber Jeevunjee
Janki Jagasia
Jayawardane Welathanthirige Shilanth Boteju
Jennifer Kathleen Senanayake
Kaluachchigamage Avanthi Kumara Jayatilake
Khandaker Moinul Ahsan (Shamim)
Kishore Hassaram Surtani
LASITHA GAMINI ATTYGALLE
Mohamed Ishan Gaffoor
MURTAZAALI ABIDHUSSEN HASSANALY ESUFALLY
Nilan Abeywickrama
Niranjan Mendis
Niranjan Sunil Oswald Mendis
Omprasadham Kanapathipillai
Rohan Albert Ignatius Gomis
Sanikh Networks Limited
Sanjay Vijith Anthony Perera
Senaka Dunuwille Senanayake
Sharecorp Limited
Sharmila Wahab
SHYAMALI CHAMPIKA EDIRIWEERA
Somasundaram Mukunthan and Anne Christine Mukunthan
SURENDRA EDIRIWEERA
SURENDRA EDIRIWEERA & SHYAMALI CHAMPIKA EDIRIWEERA
Tushan & Dhammeswari
Tushan Harsha Mendis Wickramasinghe
UDU WATHUWAGE JAGATH PRIYA ANURA SUMATHIPALA
Vidya Dilruk Amarapala

ICIJ Glossary;

Master Client – Often an intermediary or go-between who helps a client set up an offshore entity.

Listed Address – Contact postal address as it appears in the original databases obtained by ICIJ.

Offshore Entity – A company, trust or fund created in a low-tax, offshore jurisdiction.

Officer – A person or company who plays a role in an offshore entity.

Akhter Mahmud

Aliakber Saifudeen Jeevunjee

AQUA-PACKAGING LIMITED
Arthur I Senanayake
Balendra Krishan Niraj Jayasekara
Chandrajith Saman Kalyana Jayamaha Jayamaha Hitihamilage
Chandrajith Saman Kalyana Jayamaha Jayamaha Hitihamilage
Chandru Swamidas Jagasia
CHRISTIAN FERDINAND FUHRER
Daniel Ortiz
Dimitry De Wansa Wickramaratne
Duminda Mahali Weerasekare
Ejaz Chatoor
Esufally, Bilquis Imtiaz
Esufally, Imtiaz Abidhusen Hassanally

Farida Jeevunjee

Hasan Mahmood (Raja)

Imran Aliakber Jeevunjee
Janki Jagasia

Jayawardane Welathanthirige Shilanth Boteju

Jennifer Kathleen Senanayake

Kaluachchigamage Avanthi Kumara Jayatilake

Kishore Hassaram SurtaniJayawardane Welathanthirige Shilanth BotejuLASITHA GAMINI ATTYGALLE
Mohamed Ishan Gaffoor
MURTAZAALI ABIDHUSSEN HASSANALY ESUFALLY
Nilan Abeywickrama

Niranjan Mendis

Niranjan Sunil Oswald Mendis

 

 

 

 

Omprasadham KanapathipillaiRohan Albert Ignatius GomisSanikh Networks LimitedSanjay Vijith Anthony PereraSenaka Dunuwille SenanayakeSharmila WahabSHYAMALI CHAMPIKA EDIRIWEERASomasundaram Mukunthan and Anne Christine MukunthanSURENDRA EDIRIWEERASURENDRA EDIRIWEERA & SHYAMALI CHAMPIKA EDIRIWEERATushan & DhammeswariTushan Harsha Mendis WickramasingheUDU WATHUWAGE JAGATH PRIYA ANURA SUMATHIPALA

Vidya Dilruk Amarapala

 

Sharecorp Limited

 

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    People of Sri Lanka you waste your time supporting the yahapala government. Wishful thinking! I bet none of these people on this list will ever be prosecuted for evasion of taxes due to the county. It will be swept under the rug…just like the scandal of the Governer of the Centrel bank,
    Most of these people are from the high society of Colombo….they are 100 percent UNP supporters and friends of the cocktail circuit in Colombo.

    I was disappointed that there were no Rajapakses on the list.

    Ramani

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      If this list came out in 2013 , why are you wanting it investigated now? What Wes your blue eyed yamarajjuruwo doing then?

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        Pa. Cha. Ranawake is like you, Kakka … Always behind Mahinda’s back … Dubios character with lowest level of morality … Always finger point others while doing worst possible things …
        Read Today’s Island about pachaya appointed former CEB chairman Vidaya Dilruk Amrapala (last man on the list)
        http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=41578

        CEB charade continues over dubious Rs 3 billion supply contract
        December 20, 2011, 12:00 pm

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        By Ifham Nizam

        CEB officials have questioned Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka as to how the former Chairman of CEB Vidya Amarapala signed over a power supply contract worth more than Rs. 3,000 million to a company called Aggreko in 2011.

        Under Government Tender Guidelines, this contract should have been evaluated by a Cabinet Appointed Negotiating Committee (CANC) and approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

        However, Ranawaka’s confidante Amarapala had not only negotiated this contract single-handedly with Aggreko, but has also given several concessions as well, CEB sources not wanting to be named point out.

        When the CEB Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) complained to the Power and Energy Secretary, M. M. C. Ferdinando about this highly irregular deal, he had by his letter dated March 29, 2011 called for explanations from Amarapala as to how this contract signed violating Government Tender Guidelines.

        Ranawaka had then submitted a Cabinet Paper seeking covering approval for the contract, claiming that his Ministry was forced to extend the Aggreko contract by one more year since it was necessary to continue the power supply in the Jaffna Peninsula.

        When Ranawaka took over the Ministry of Power and Energy in May 2010, the existing contract of Aggreko was to expire on December 31, 2010. However, Minister Ranawaka had openly declared on several occasions that the two existing power supply contracts in Jaffna, with Aggreko and Northern Power, were corrupt.

        Vidya Amarapala stated at a media conference held at the Ministry in May 2011 that he had no choice but to extend the Aggreko contract for another year because CEB officials concerned did not inform him until the last moment that the existing Aggreko contract would expire on December 31, 2011. He also claimed that the contract with the other company Northern Power was corrupt as an unnamed official was behind that contract signed in 2009.

        However, the Northern Power contract had been approved by the Cabinet after CEB had adhered to proper tender procedures.

        “Amarapala had not given any explanation in response to Secretary Ferdinando’s letter. The Ministry has not even issued a letter of warning to Amarapala for this serious act of corruption, let alone taking any other action against him,” a senior official said.

        He says under Government rules, this matter should have been reported to the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption.

        Minister Ranawaka was forced to remove Amarapala and his two colleagues Roshan Gunawardane and Douglas Premaratne in June this year under pressure from CEB trade unions.

        Be that as it may, The Island Financial Review has learned that Amarapala’s successor Prof. Wimaladarma Abeywickrema too has extended the Aggreko Contract for another year from January 1, 2012. What is interesting in this case is that CEB had called for open tenders in September 2011 and closed the tenders on October 17, 2011.

        The Cabinet approval for this tender was expected in end-November, leaving only one month for the prospective tenderers to commence commercial operation on January 1, 2011.

        Needless to say, this timeline of the CEB has made it impossible for any new entrant to acquire and instal the necessary equipment, including generators, oil storage facilities and grid connection, by allowing only one month to complete all that work. The million dollar question is why Chairman Abeywickrema delayed calling this tender this time as well, when he could have allowed sufficient time for prospective suppliers to submit competitive bids.

        The present Chairman cannot claim that he too was told at the last moment by CEB officials that the existing Aggreko contract his predecessor Amarapala signed would expire on December 31, 2011.

        Aggreko had been virtually guaranteed another year, as CEB may not have anticipated another supplier willing to adhere to this near-impossible time targets.

        Much to the surprise of everyone, The Island Financial Review has learned that several bidders have submitted offers that were cheaper than the offer of Aggreko.

        One such bidder is a company listed officially under the Ministry of Power and Energy having much experience in constructing and operating several private power plants in Sri Lanka and abroad.

        However, for reasons best known to the CEB Chairman Abeywickrema, he and his Vice Chairman have extended the Aggreko contract till 2012 after cancelling the above tender. The present Vice Chairman Anura Wijayapala is a batch mate of Minister Ranawaka from the University of Moratuwa.

        Senior CEB officials claim that the whole charade of calling tenders was only a laughable attempt by the present CEB Chairman to say that CEB made an attempt to adhere to competitive bidding this time around, when he had already decided to award the tender to Aggreko anyhow.

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      Some people are very disappointed Rajapakses names are not there. Cannot understand this sense of cruelty and unaccountability. Yahapalana supporters adopted the ‘Big Lie Theory” which was successful in Europe in 1920s to disgrace Rajapakses. Media was used to plant a series of allegations to create doubt, uncertainty and fear in the minds of the public to gain power. So everyone was aiming to find something against “Rajapakses” ungratefully forgetting the development but believing stories without evidence.

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    Ramona Therese,
    You have jumped to a lot of erroneous conclusions without an iota of evidence. Maintaining of an Offshore account in itself is NOT A CRIME.The crime if any is only if the money deposited is ill gotten monies AND whether the taxes on any profits in the way of INTERESTS/DIVIDENDS IF ANY, were paid by the account holder. If the money was ‘white money’ and if the taxes were paid, then chapter closed.PLEASE GET THAT INTO YOUR HEAD.

    The Sri Lankans on this list are also bound by those same Principles. Don’t whine for whatever reasons, personal monies of people legitimately earned can be deposited in accounts of their preference including offshore accounts, and not OF YOUR PREFERENCE. Also Their monies don’t have to be siphoned off for the Country’s development as claimed by you(or for your development).The Government and you must look after yourselves.

    It is ONLY, and I REPEAT, ONLY,if they have obtained black money, AND not paid their taxes on income on those profits, whether paltry or not, that they have committed a crime and should be hauled up for criminal activity.

    We Sri Lankans have a tendency of crying that the sky is falling and running all over the place like blind men in a dark room looking for a black cat that was never there.

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      I’M SURE YOU MUST BE YAMAPALANA MEGA DEAL CROOK CLUB CRONIE COMIS COLLECTOR. WHY DONT YOU SUBMIT YOUR OPINION TO FCID YOUR MASTERS PET PROJECT AGAINST RAJAPAKSE CLAN TO HIDE UNP CRONIES ROBBING THE COUNTRIES FROM BONDS TO THE POOR PENSIONERS SOTTHAM PIN PADI.

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      Monte Cristo,

      Well, you sure did take take advantage in that loophole in that loophole in the law didn’t you!

      Sri Lanka is NOT rich America, a former Colonial-Ruler, or an oil-rich country that need such accounts to play the monetary balancing game.

      That tiny loophole that these important countries call , “democratic freedom of trade,” you certainly took your chance to jump through very fast didn’t you!

      Any Lankan with a little bit of patriotism would have felt a bit miserable maintaining such an account.

      Well, since you haven’t done any crime (other than been severely misguided), we, the simple people, ask that you bring your off-shore account/s back to Sri Lanka so your money can remain honorably within our banking system, and build some brand new tenement houses for the Estate Tamils as a form of tax repatriation.

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    I cannot believe that their addresses were published? Whatever said and done, there should be some air of professionalism here. All has gone to the dogs. Shame on you Colombo Telegraph

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    Monte Christo

    Whether black or white a Srilankan maintaining an offshore account without Central bank approval is a crime. Present exchange control requires all foreign assets to be declared to the CBSL.

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