15 December, 2017

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Gota’s Ex-Security Personnel’s Company Can Invest Funds Without Treasury Approval – COPE

A Company under the Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Gotabaya Rajapaksa can invest funds without obtaining the Treasury approval, a parliamentary committee said.

Sri Lanka's Secretary of Defense Rajapaksa gestures during a commemoration ceremony of fallen soldiers in GanemullaThe Committee on Public Enterprises said in its latest report to the Parliament that the ‘Rakna Arakshana Lanka Ltd.’  runs under the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development ‘being a private company, it was not required to obtain Treasury approval and the problem had been regularized by obtaining the approval of the Board of Directors.’

The Committee enquired about the category of personnel who were recruited to the Company.

Under the subheading “Comments & Decisions of the COPE” the report said;  “It was stated that the ex- security personnel those who have retired or legally resigned from the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and Police Service were recruited and they were being paid a salary in addition to their pension.”

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    Are these ‘funds’ from the GOSL coffers? If so, could taxpayers’ contributions be used by a “private company”? Sounds verrrry fishy – but then what else is new in this ‘land like no other’?!!

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      ONE WONDERS WHY THIS KIND OF NEWS DOES NOT FILTER THROUGH TO CMB TELEGRAPH?? OR DOES IT FILTER IT OUT??? THIS CALLER OF FREEDOM SO-CALLED..

      The government and the Opposition joined forces in Parliament yesterday to condemn a speech delivered by TNA Jaffna District MP S. Sritharan, praising the dead LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. He said that Prabhakaran was a national hero and called upon Tamils to commemorate his death.

      MP Sritharan was condemned by MPs of both sides for attempting to deliver the Mahaveera commemorative lecture in Parliament.

      Sritharan, participating in the second reading stage debate on Budget 2014, read out from a piece of paper that he had brought into the Chamber. He was delivering his speech in the Tamil language. There were several MPs, on both sides, listening to Sritharan’s speech. After he had delivered a speech, lasting nearly half an hour, on the life of Prabhakaran and justifying the LTTE’s violence, Higher Education Minister S. B. Dissanayake said the MP had violated the country’s laws. “I came here today to deliver a speech on the budget, but now I am compelled to talk about something else. Prabhakaran was a criminal who killed not only Sinhalese but also Tamils. Who killed the leaders of EPDP, TULF, and TELO? It was Prabahakaran! He was the one who caused irrecoverable losses to the Tamil community by killing Tamil leaders such as Lakshman Kadirgamar and Neelan Thiruchelvam.

      Prabahakaran also killed his own people who tried to surrender to the government.”

      Minister Dissanayake requested MP Sritharan not to fan the flames of racial hatred and not to depict a ruthless terrorist as a hero. Prabahakaran had killed so many innocent civilians and looted their monies and jewellery. It was very pathetic that MP Sritharan was calling for a Mahaviru Commemoration to mark Prabhakarans’ birth anniversary. I request Sritharan to consider Sri Lanka as a country of one nation comprising several communities,” Minister Dissanayake said.

      UNP Kurunegala District MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, too, condemned Sritharan’s attempt.

      Vanni District UPFA MP Hunais Farook, got up raising a point of order and requested the Chair to remove all Sritharan’s statements promoting ethnic and racial disharmony.

      The presiding Member was Deputy Committee Chairman Chandrakumar Murugesu, representing Jaffna District. He ordered that all what MP Sritharan had mentioned, in violation of Standing Orders, of Parliament, be expunged from the Hansard.

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        If Gota and Mahinda clans can hail KP and Karuna, Enjoying the LTTE Money without any ashamed What is Wrong Sritharan speak about LTTE .They are openly LTTE supporters .

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    How can a private company function under the Ministry of Defence? How can Public Officials engage in private work and business? What is the system of awarding govt contracts to such companies? Clearly there is conflict of interest and transparency is not maintained. Yet we cannot expect anything else from this corrupt regime.

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      We the general public have lots of questions whose answers will be blocked by them….
      Actually why dont they have given chances to debate on these issues in the parliament ? What do they actually debate in there today ? Why Buruwanse is made silent… for the extending period since CHOGM. May be the guy is forced to swallow some anti pills to leave him sleep.

      Not even a single opposition MP /Minister raised these issues openly in the parliament .. why ?

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    ” ‘Rakna Arakshana Lanka Ltd.’ runs under the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development ‘being a private company, “

    How does a private company come under the patronage of a government institution?

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      Web Site Attached.

      http://www.rakna.lk/

      So all the ships and funds received from Australia and India is used by this company.

      This can be a good escape roue for MR brothers and family.

      Well planned.

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    Gota must be laughing his ass off, coz he lives by the slogan ” Dog’s bark, while the caravan moves on” IS there NO way the DS could be impeached ?

    1. He is a political appointee.
    2. He is a US citizen who happen to or MAY be holding dual cizenship, coz of his brothers POWER (which most cannot hold due to NEW laws)
    3. Because he has blood in his hands and more…

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    Seems like something similar to what the Leaders of USA is applying in Afghanistan.. US military has its sub contractor like the Black water house brigade.. a company which the EX vice president ( DICK Chaney has interests)… ummm seems like Gota has been following, what has been unfolding in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Pretty soon, he may ask for bigger budget to import some DRONES to be used against India.. Such is he… a Megalomaniac who shamelessly FLED to USA than stay and fight as a soldier. I bet, if he had a cyanide capsule around his neck, he would have taken that fatal bite…

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      SADLY he didn’t, so SL’s have to put up with his atrocities….

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      Its USA fault finally,Evan though DICk Chany has interest in Black water it does not oparate from public funds.

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    Rajapaksa family is not only using Bush family political strategy but looks like they are recreating the Carlyle Group equivalent as well.

    Gota’s stint in America seems to be spelling the doom for Sri Lanka in more than one way for sure. Wonder how many people in Sri Lanka even realize the social and financial doom they are heading for at 300MPH.

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      it did definitely spelt doom to out poor terrorist friends . :)

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      Never mind Katmai. If not for Gota and his team, LTTE would have anyway crashed and destroyed us at 1,000 KmPH a couple of years ago ;-)

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        That the different between Strong government and weak goventment, Present government is strong then the last government.

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    Actually, as most electricity consumers in Colombo suburbs will know, the CEB’s subsidiary, Lanka Electricity Co (Pvt) Ltd has been functioning for nearly 3 decades. Functioning for about the same time is the CEB’s subsidiary LTL Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, a private holdings company with several private companies as subsidiaries.
    Another subsidiary is the power generation company Sri Lanka Energies Private Limited.
    Other Examples are:
    Alexandria International (Pvt) Ltd
    BOC Travels (Pvt) Ltd
    Ceylon Shipping Agency (Pvt) Ltd
    MILCO (Pvt) Ltd

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    Why are these terrorist tamils worried about investments in Sri Lanka . dont they have enough toilets to clean ?

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      NO, since not many toilets in SL to clean don’t we send our women to the Middle East to do all that? Racism wont take u anywhere…my friend…

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    Oh! Sri Lanka we have a set of brothers who are governing our country and all of them are above the Law. They cry for patriotism and our nation approve them and yet again will come to power. The parlimentarians are either mere puppets because they fear their lives. So the caravan goes on and all of us are deaf and blind

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    Modaya Ge Ra te, Murgaya Ge Kodiya….. A Great Animal Pictured Flag in Fools Land…. for me this 16 million dying Sinhala race is Stupid thinking they are great nations in the world. Wake up Sinhalayo…. Modayo

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      Well said ! Unfortunately, most Sinhalese have been BRAINWASHED by the Jarapasses ! So, they can’t think straight !

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    Self proclaimed nation’s war hero is allowed to even run amok in CMBO if he wants. That is the nature of today’s sri lanka.

    Why the bugger senior politicians stay mum further is MORE than questionable.
    Today again, David Cameron has made it clear if SLGO would not actively involve in war crime investigation, there will definitely be an action by them through UN after March.

    Who would be punished ? if not poor nation ?

    Friendly nations should finally persuade this man to do what is most essential right at the moment.

    Where has DJ been ? What does he have got to say ?
    Why is he SILENT ? Is he infected by Vasudewa syndrome ?

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    “Ignorantia juris non excusat” the saying goes.

    I don’t think the “know all and be all” Colombotelegraph readers are that gullible not to understand that the so called “private company” is yest another form of setting up businesses by anyone including Governments, Government Departments and many others. The word “private ” does not denote it is privately owned by Gota or any other individual. You only have to find out who the shareholders(s) are and how the profits /losses are distributed. Did they go into Gota’s pocket? that is the question to ask.

    When the CEB’s subsidiary, Lanka Electricity Co (Pvt) Ltd was established some 30 years ago,were these ignorantes making similar claims against the then Chairman of the CEB for running private companies?

    More likely they appear to have been a deep trance waking up only now.

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    Any business that has been incubated with the Government funds, irrespective of the nature of the business registration, is a corporation of the government. There are no variation to this rule. This clearly shows that a Minister (in this case the President) can violate the law of the land. It also clearly shows that the Committee of the Public Enterprise and the Treasury do not have competent members to take correct decisions. This is similar to the Parliamentary Select Committee (one sided) that ruled on the Chief Justice’s removal. This is Sri Lanka which means Free Lanka ….. I begin to wonder what is meant by “Free – Sri”? Does it mean that any government minister or his secretary can formulate ways and means to swindle money from the government coffers>

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    This is the same COPE who do not question the massive losses by Lankan Air and Mihin Air from the very inception,and why a further US$ 150 Mn.
    is to be given to these two ‘millstones’ round the neck of sri lankan citizens – while food prices are increased by taxation.

    Their wisdom is inexplicable.

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    What I cannot understand is how people deviate from the topic and talk about terrorists and heroes or personally attack each other while the issue of the private company is hardly addressed!
    MANGALA IS FILING ACTION AGAINST ANOTHER GROUP WHO ARE ALSO AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT! WHY CAN’T THE IDIOT UNDERSTAND (OF COURSE IDIOTS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO) THAT HE IS WEAKENING THE SIDE, WHILE NOT ADDRESSING THIS TYPE OF A PROBLEM! WHY CANNOT SOMEOME FILE ACTION AGAINST THIS COMPANY OR GOTA? It is high time the people of the country take government officials to court on fundamentally corrupt policies?

    Let the UNP fight amongst themselves and kill each other, while some more will defect to the Rathu-Passa’s side and they would not care about dogs on CT barking their heads off. This is divide and rule at it’s extreme!

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      Yes, it has now become like a cancer that is metastasied. No proper handling, or mechanisms for issues be them small or large. Their traditions take its place, nothing like lawful manner of ruling. So, had the authorities from both sides (ruling and opposition) paid close attentions before them becoming this appalling levels, finding solutions to the disastrous situation would have been much easier. Today, president himself has no idea whom to be trusted. Even his siblings could work against him, this has now become a fight between siblings on the cost of nation.

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        So called home grown solutions cant be generated by an uneducated composition. Cabinet ministers or senior professionals in ruling bunch are proved to have no qualifications. Nor have they strong arguments, if western countries would raise them simple kind of questions, as to why they fail to reenforce long awaited rule of law. And due amds to the prevailing law and order systems. Instead of giving an acceptable response, they the rulers just stay shaking or nodding their heads.

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    Gota & thee Clan has shares in the Company?This is another money making machine for the Clan

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    MR PURPOSELY DIVIDED THE NATIONS IN THE COUNTRY. HE RUINS THE COUNTRY’S ECONOMY TOO.HE TRUMPETS OF WINNING WAR. BUT THERE IS NO WINNER IN AN ETHNIC WAR.ITS REPERCUSSIONS ARE BEING FOLLOWED.
    WE SINHALESE & TAMILS SHOULD REFRAIN FROM ACCUSIN EACH OTHER AS WE “EKA MAWAKAGE DARU KELA BEWINA”.

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    The people have given the government full freedom to do as it pleases. Long live the people! Long live the peoples government! Long live the Disk Jockey and the Reds!

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    Retired army officers should be given Pettah business instead. These Pettah businesses are currently held by Indians. If army retired officers can have them it will be fantastic for SL.

    Stop Tamilians importing things at Customs. Give those details to a army company that will do ALL imports hereafter. Bust the Tamilian black economy in SL.

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    When a Country is ruled by a family of crazy Jokers, after some time they seem to believe that they own it. God save former Democratic Sri Lanka.

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    What about the properties taken over by Gota?

    Ranil or UNP goons must explain how LTTE was able to make massive condominium projects in Colombo!

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    DRONES THE FUTURE – NO ONE IS GOING TO BE SAFE ..
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    ANOTHER CURSE CREATED BY THE WEST , WHERE ALL WILL HAVE TO PAY?????
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    Criminals and Terrorists Can Fly Drones Too – Ideas – TIME.com
    ideas.time.com/2013/01/31/criminals-and-terrorists-can-fly-drones-too/‎
    Jan 31, 2013 – Americans know their government uses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, on military and intelligence missions from surveillance to .

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    UNCLE SAM SCREWS UP THE WORLD AGAIN ..
    ========================================

    If drones are illegal, then only criminals will use them – Quartz
    qz.com/84144/if-drones-are-illegal-then-only-criminals-will-use-them/‎
    May 14, 2013 – The first real commercial application of drones may be their use to replace … added tool in the criminal arsenal, as dopers learn to use drones to video … Japan’s plan to supply all the world’s energy from a giant solar power …

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    A few questions on The all powerful ,almighty God The drone of Uncle SAM!
    =============================================================

    What happens if, if ,if ,only if , may be all Powerful ,almighty Uncle SAM will never let it happen , but again there is always an if ????????????????????

    What if The Criminals & all the terrorists come to an understanding and form an alliance and hire capable persons and build highly their won versions of drones ,or even start with simple ones using remote control petrol powered engine Toy planes ?

    What if the very people entrusted with the design and build of drones in super power nations form an alliance with the Military officials and the intelligence and decides they will keep in power only those whom they can control? After all remember everyone can be ambitious ,,, history has thought how sons have murdered fathers eg: Kashyapa He imprisoned and later executed his father. Brothers have murdered brothers , friends have murdered friends eg; Mr. Chadha, who was in his mid- to late 50s, was killed on Saturday, shot in the chest, reportedly by his younger brother Hardeep, and then The assassination of Julius Caesar by a conspiracy by many Roman senators who called themselves Liberators. Led by Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus…(His best friends)

    How safe will the future be for everyone in The world with The almighty Drones ,The Future Gods of the world , will fiction become reality ? will the Robot really take control of us?

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    DRONES -THE GODS ARE COMING ARE YOU READY !
    KALI TOO COULD COME AS DRONE IN HE FUTURE …..??????

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    Walkera QR Ladybird V2 outdoor FPV with FatShark Goggles
    http://youtu.be/FMMOfM5N3Qc

    Drones To Deliver Amazon Packages (Sooner Or Later)
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    http://youtu.be/MstDY0chO4k

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    The Robot Dragonfly –

    will similar ones made to look exactly like a real one roam our skies & homes in the future?

    http://youtu.be/TDuvBurbjVU

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    The Mocking bird??????????????? or a drone?

    The Future may be here already?
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    http://youtu.be/z78mgfKprdg

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