20 September, 2018

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Gota’s MiG Deal: Investigation Finds Secret Bank Account In British Virgin Islands

A secret bank account in the name of Bellimissa has been opened in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) just prior to the MiG deal.

GotabayaAccording to the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) sources, the investigators who are dealing with the procurement of MiG-27 fighter jets to the Sri Lanka Air Force have managed to locate the account.

The account has been opened in 2006 just before the deal. Leak documents in Colombo Telegraph‘s possession confirms that their was no company called Bellimissa in the UK.

According to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists the BVI has harbored perhaps 850,000 offshore companies (as much as 40 percent of the world total), with 450,000 of them still active.

Sri Lankan government has paid US$ 10.078 million for four MiG 27s in 2006. Two of these fighter jets were grounded after being purchased and unserviceable during the warranty period.

Mig Deal Sri Lanka 1

MiG Deal Sri Lanka

As Colombo Telegraph reported last week, when the FCID questioned, the former secretary to the ministry of defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the purchases were done in a proper way. When subjected to deeper questioning he said the person responsible for all those matters was Air Marshal Roshan Gunatileke, who was the Air Force Commander at that time.

Gotabaya said that the former Air Force Commander was responsible “if there were financial irregularities.” He said he was not to be blamed for that. He said people should realize that the war was won because these fighters were there and there should not be any investigations into these matters. In the process Gotabaya forgot that as then functioning Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, he was the Chief Account Officer and was responsible for all financial transactions.

When the MiG deal fell into media spotlight in December 2006, it was highlighted that so-called government-government deal involved payment to a mysterious third party, Bellimissa Holdings, UK. Bellimissa was in fact a ghost company that did not exist in any form in the UK. Even London address it had provided to the Defence Ministry was false.

Confirming the media reports, last month, the Interpol Headquarters has reported to the the FCID that there was no company called Bellimissa Holdings Limited in the UK.

The controversial MiG 27 deal was first revealed by Sunday Times Defence Correspondent and Senior Journalist Iqbal Athas in December 2006 and further exposed in The Sunday Leader then edited by murdered Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

It was revealed in the front page report of The Sunday Times dated 03.12.2006 that four MiG 27s purchased in 2006 had been on the market for several years. They had lain in disuse since 1991 and were repaired by Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant before being sold to Sri Lanka. In fact, in 2000, three of these planes had been rejected by SLAF on two different occasions.

Firstly on May 25, 2000, when the SLAF purchased four MiG 27 aircrafts at US$ 1.5 million each, and next on October 24, 2000 when two more MiG 27 aircraft were purchased for US$ 1.6 million each. Thus, it appears that these very same MiG 27 aircraft had earlier been rejected by the SLAF in 2000 were purchased in 2006 at a cost of US$ 2.462 million each.

On the basis of The Sunday Times news report on March 11, 2007 Mangala Samaraweera and Sripathi Sooriyaarachchi, two key minsters who broke away from the Rajapaksa government made complaint to the Bribery Commission alleging corruption part of the Presiden’ts brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Following the complaint the Ministry of Defence issued a statement on March 22, 2007, titled “MiG 27-Inside Story”. This statement is false in many aspects. On of the main issues is the MOD refers this procurement is as a deal between the producer government ( Ukraine ) and the Government of Sri Lanka. This statment is false for the following reasons. Ukrinmash from SLAF purchased these aircrafts is the self-supporting Foreign Trade Investment Subsidiary of UKPSPETSEXPORT – the State company responsible for the export of military products. Such organisation does not fall within the parameters of a government to government contact.

Under a Government to Government deal, monies must be paid to the relevant bank account of the Government or a Government Institution. The MiG purchase monies were not paid to a bank account of ukrimash in Ukraine either. Instead payments were made to the account of UK company named Billimissa Holdings.

Belimissa Holdings Limited is a party of the contact sign by the MOD. So the MOD is deliberately lied to the public to cover up this fraud.

Udayanga Weeratunga, a first cousin of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had allegedly involved in arms sales to separatist rebel fighters in Ukraine, was the main broker of the MiG Deal.

In February 2006, Udayanga Weeratunga was not Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Russia, but a Sri Lankan citizen resident in Ukraine. There was nothing to distinguish him from any other Sri Lankan apart from being a first cousin of the Rajapaksa brothers.

Records from the guard room of Air Force Headquarters indicate that Weeratuna visited the SLAF headquarters no less than 25 times to meet air force officials.

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa filed legal action against The Sunday Leader newspaper to prevent further exposure of the corrupt deal. The investigative reports on the MiG deal proved to be one of the last reports on controversial defence purchases under Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s reign in Sri Lanka’s mainstream press. After The Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge was killed, the newspaper was purchased by a Rajapaksa family friend Asanga Seneviratne. The Sunday Leader, on March this year apologised to Gotabaya Rajapaksa for a series of articles written in the newspapers in 2006 on the purchase of MIG 27 aircraft for the Sri Lankan Air Force. The unqualified apology was carried in The Sunday Leader newspaper of 8.3.2015.

On April 2, 2015, Colombo Telegraph exclusively reported that after violating all laid down norms for recruitment to the Sri Lanka Navy, the son of former President Yoshitha Rajapaksa received a 13th month course sponsored and paid for by Ukrinmarsh, the Ukranian Government’s “State Self-Supporting Foreign Trade and Investment Firm.”

It was all arranged by Udayanga Weeratunga, former Sri Lanka Ambassador to Russia and first cousin of Rajapaksa. This clearly shows that Weeratunga, who stands accused by the Ukranian Government of selling weapons to pro Russian separatist rebels was operating hand in glove with the former President and his brother, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary.

Related stories;

Academic Exposing Corrupt War Procurement Tender Process Threatened By Rajapaksa Government

Media Not Allowed To Cover Sumanthiran Cross-Examining Gotabaya

Press Barred Again From Covering Gotabaya’s Cross Examination In Court

Apology To Gotabaya By The Sunday Leader

Rajapaksa First Cousin’s Illegal Arms Deals: Sri Lanka To Send Investigation Team To Ukraine

Rajapaksas Siphon Off 18 Billion Dollars: Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

Exclusive: Navy Report Reveals Shocking Details Of Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s Rise – Ukraine Paid The Bills

MiG Deal: Rajapaksas Paid US$ 10 Million To A Ghost Company: “No Company Called Bellimissa” – Interpol Confirmed

A Trembling Gotabaya Appears Before FCID

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    Were there any F 14s in the Second Hand Market?..What was the going rate?.

    Even if there were , those Planes wouldn’t have bombed Prabakran….Right.

    And there wouldn’t have been any need for Yahapalanay ..

    Our dumbass Sinhala Buddhists should have listened to Samare, Ravi, Kirra , CBK,and Ranil and obtained this Yahapalanaya then…

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      Amanasekara,

      LTTE was decimated not with the help of the MIGs, but massacring them when they tried to surrender after burying their entire stock of weaponry and abandoning their stronghold Kilinochchi. MIG deals only helped to fatten the bank balances of Gota. So stop trying to mislead the readers.

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        [Edited out]

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          bla bla blAbhaya

          “[Edited out]”

          Cheers.

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          Abhaya ,

          Again you have displayed your true colours , haven’t ya ? i have given a matching response to your earlier comment (https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/in-response-to-are-women-to-be-blamed-for-rape/#comments ),i was waiting for a prompt response from you though , why no answers Abhaya ?

          here is another classic example how Mahinda supporters put their feet in their mouths , this Moron is threatening to stone to death all the officers who are inquiring against Mafia family corruptions .

          https://youtu.be/SNe6dor8ZZ0A

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            Read how Gota defends the infamous MIG deal and Bellimissa transaction .any comments CT ?

            https://lankacnews.com/sinhala/main-news/132260/

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              Gota says that since the Govt of Sri Lanka did not have the Funds to pay up front, they had to obtain the funding from Belimissa & Co. Then obviously Sri Lanka would have had to settle Belimissa & Co in installments. It is not the case as Sri Lanka had paid upfront to Belimissa & Co. the full amount and the fact that Belimissa & Co ceased to exist no sooner the deal was done goes to prove that the payment was a hoax.

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        Cool story bro :D

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          Siva Sank.. Sarma Aka David B? Abaya ,K A S …..

          Julampitiya, Shankar Native Vedda ,gamini to name the few.”……………will be after you and your bank balances in SL AND IN VIRGIN ISLANDS , SWISSNBANKS , UKRAINE ,RUSSIA, SINGAPORE THE ,SEYCHELLES AND CAYMAN ILS.
          WATCH OUT

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      K.A Sumanasekera,

      So what you are saying is if Gotabhaya and whoever else had made millions through a corrupt deal, kindly ignore it please?!
      Are you getting some kind of kick out of acting stupid?

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        @ Lankan you asked K A Sumanasekera
        “Are you getting some kind of kick out of acting stupid?”

        Well he is infact very stupid or a cunning fox who is trying to deflect the issues at hand and sing praises to MR and clan

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          Sorry, K A Sumanasekera is neither of these. Whenever Gotabhaya was in a foul mood, it meant his hemorrhoid was playing up and K A Sumanasekera, forever the obedient sycophant, was at hand to apply the ointment for the relief.

    • 0
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      Where are these documents from Are they authentic. ????

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    “Gotabaya said that the former Air Force Commander was responsible “if there were financial irregularities.” He said he was not to be blamed for that.”

    Get him down to the FCID and grill him.See whether he agrees with what gota says.Why has this not been done all this time since gota was grilled?When someone apportions blame onto others question them,then the cat will come out of the bag as to who was controlling the deal.

    “Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa filed legal action against The Sunday Leader newspaper to prevent further exposure of the corrupt deal.”

    Now it is clear why Lasantha was killed.He knew too much it seems.

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      How can the stupid Sinhalese let Jarapassas brothers live even after knowing that They have destroyed the Island and people’s livelihoods. Come on people go lynch these bastards.

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        Maveeran

        All because they claim to have defeated the Demelas once and for all and annihilated the LTTE single-handedly.

        Please keep this to yourself, VP won the elections and the war for the clan.

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        LOL those who spend their money to bomb SL people question Gota on irregularities on buying weapons to SLA.

        You know dumbass,whatever wrong MR and Gota did we are grateful and thankful for kicking your terrorists

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          Yay Sach, now go suck Jarappasa pawul.

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      “Now it is clear why Lasantha was killed.He knew too much it seems. “

      What about Iqbal Athas? Did he not suffer at Gotas hands because he also knew too much?

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        Takaran Ravi,

        “What about Iqbal Athas? Did he not suffer at Gotas hands because he also knew too much?”

        Iqbal Athas and Lasantha made the mistake of sharing what they knew.

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        Lasantha and Iqbal were really small fry investigating the multi-billion Dollar embezzlement operated by the Rajapakse family. There is a good reason they have chosen British Virgin Islands to stash their loot because it is well nigh impossible to get any information out of this secretive country whose only income appear to be Secrecy as evidenced by its population of about 20,000 but home to nearly 500,000 international companies.

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          Sylvia,

          I think that you already know a lot about offshore but others might find the link below interesting.

          http://www.ocra.com/

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            Thanks Heretic, I checked and these off shores are so easy. There’s a listed Sri Lankan company that exploited the secrecy to its full. I cannot see the connection between the Rajapakses and it but under their watch, they took over a failing company but sold nearly 15 Warrants and allowed to repatriate almost all of the proceeds. But, you can never find out who the directors are and seen any published audited accounts

  • 35
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    Hora Extraordinaire…!!

    Ill-gotten money, ill-gotten wealth, ill-gotten fame, ill-gotten degrees, ill-gotten claims on patriotism, ….

    Still some the UPFA guys still want Rajapaksas to run the country. We all can see where these ill-gotten stuff trickled to. No wonder!

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      Rohan

      “Ill-gotten money, ill-gotten wealth, ill-gotten fame, ill-gotten degrees, ill-gotten claims on patriotism, …”

      This was possible because of VP and All the Para-Modayas, Mootal and Fools, inhabiting Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah Aettho. The Paradeshis, Paras call the Native Veddah Aethho, “Adivassi”.

      The Paras called the Native Aethho, “Veddah”, from Sanskrit, which means Hunter.

      Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says that half of the current Ministers are corrupt.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhZ6ncVFZrA

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        Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says that half of the current Ministers are corrupt.

        Whilst at it FM Sara Fon also confessed that he contributed to the MR Election fund to Gota from his savings. The money was not returned.

        Anyway he was promoted

        Levi

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    Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID),

    RE: Gota’s MiG Deal: Investigation Finds Secret Bank Account In British Virgin Islands

    “A secret bank account in the name of Bellimissa has been opened in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) just prior to the MiG deal.”

    “Gotabaya According to the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) sources, the investigators who are dealing with the procurement of MiG-27 fighter jets to the Sri Lanka Air Force have managed to locate the account.”

    “The account has been opened in 2006 just before the deal. Leak documents in Colombo Telegraph‘s possession confirms that their was no company called Bellimissa in the UK.”

    Holy Grail of Gottaabel Found!

    CONGRATULATIONS< CONGRATULATIONS< CONGRATULATIONS,

    JAYAWEWA, JAYAWEWA, JAYAWEWA.

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    This so-called FCID still beating around the bush. It’s not a big deal to find which country that account belong to, even when you google the bank account number it will give you the country and the name of the bank. What is important is to find who is the owner of this account, during past 3 months this FCID didn’t prove anything that is important. Seems like this lame FCID is running out of time.

  • 15
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    Jarapassa Clan, Saying, Yuddhen, Yudden.
    Then Started Yuddhen Suddey.

    All those Thieves of Public’s Money Should be Shot at the GALLFACE GROUND,/

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      “All those Thieves of Public’s Money Should be Shot at the GALLFACE GROUND,/ “

      Better still, bring in Sharia Law and cut off their …..you know what, so that they wont be able to breed their rotten generations.

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      JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA

      “All those Thieves of Public’s Money Should be Shot at the GALLFACE GROUND,/”

      Have you gone mad like Sarath Fonseka?

      Use your brain, don’t sit on it.

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        Not only Them,

        After a Court hearing when given punishments;

        There Should be Laws to give Capital punishment to the

        [1] Drug dealers and users caught with Minimum 5 Mg of hard drugs.

        [2] Children molesters and paedophiliacs.

        [3] Rapists.

        [4] Public’s money and resources looters, destroyers and thieves.

        So Why not All those Thieves of Public’s Money and above Culprits who get punished by the Sri Lanka’s Law,
        WHY NOT Should be Shot at the GALL FACE GROUND??????,”

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    No matter how powerful he is, if Gotabhaya was involved in this massive fraud (seems to be the case), he should be tried and punished. If he ends up in jail so be it. If he apportions blame unfairly on Roshan Gunathilake, Gotabhaya should be punished for that too

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      GR after having monopolized all the perks of a Chief Accounting Officer, now palms off responsibility to a Head of Department.

      Baby for GR and pains for Roshan? What a travesty!

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      Latest news emanating from Sri Lanka is that Gotabhaya is trying to flee Sri Lanka saying he received a job offer in Singapore. This is a trick by Gotabhaya and his best buddy, Rohana Gunarathne who is stationed in Singapore. They are fraudulently say Singapore Government is involved when it is not. For no reason, this very big time rogue, Gotabhayra, should not be allowed to flee Sri Lanka. He must face justice in Sri Lanka

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        It is said, This Gotahaibaraya, The Shit eating Pig has built a Mansion In Malaysia on His Son’s name With Looted money from Sri Lankan People.
        So He will Slowly move his hidden wealth to few banks or shares of good returning, producing Company like Petromin / Shell [m] BHRD.
        before that Sri lanka Government’s Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) Should Act and Find all Culprits Like Jarapassa’s Cuisin who was in Ukraine supporting the secessionist Rebels

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    These are the deals that I, as a citizen of this country, want investigated! Some money, obviously, has to be spent on such investigation. That is quite in order!

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      Let us put aside US $ 10 million for the investigation.

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        Ramuuuuuuuu

        “Let us put aside US $ 10 million for the investigation.”

        And recover billions stashed away in foreign banks.

        Thanks.

  • 15
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    The ‘Jarapassa’ cesspit is getting deeper. Deeper the better as the culprits are bigger than the poor ‘Silly Lankans’ imagined. Make sure they all go in the same pit.

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    During the period of governance by the previous regime they used terror to silence the ones who opposed them or tried to expose their misdeeds, e, g. The manner they terrorised the lawyers, journalists etc when the case against Sunday Leader was being heard at Mt.Lavinia courts.

    They have been adequately corrupt and now they are trying to escape using various legal weaknesses, etc but they will have to be punished for all they have done forgetting that they are playing with peoples money and lives and if by chance the MS/RW do not show courage to get them punish them the public would curse them.

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      “The manner they terrorised the lawyers, journalists etc when the case against Sunday Leader was being heard at Mt.Lavinia courts. “
      Yes, yes I was there and can bear witness to this. Unfortunately, I could do nothing as I was under Gotas spell.

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    War hero a common thief who stole from the forces,

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      “War hero a common thief who stole from the forces, “

      You mean Sarath F?

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    Whatever the findings are, MS and RW will do NOTHING to prosecute anyone. These occasional summons to the FCID, are a part of smoke and mirrors used to show people that they are delivering on election promises to bring these corrupt politicians to book.

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    K A Sumanasekaram

    As the formidable opponent of good governance could you now explain as to what this article is all about, for the serene joy of the readers?

    We would be grateful if you could explain the meaning of

    Money Laundering (Why HSBC is best loved Bank by crooks)

    Offshore companies (purpose, benefits of such companies)

    Offshore banking

    How to incorporate such companies

    Tax dodging scheme (euphemistically known as Tax Planning)

    Opacity

    Rent seeking

    Transfer pricing

    Kickbacks

    Bribe Payer Index

    Systemic corruption, Sporadic (individual) corruption, Political (Grand) corruption, Grand corruption, Legal and Moral Corruption,

    Finally Smart Ass Patriotic Corruption

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      International arms trade is missing in the list ….

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      Native Vedha are you out of your mind to ask such questions from K A Sumanasekera,that fellow is soo stupid he wont understand a word other than Wellalas,Wahabism,Dalits,Sambandan,Galleon,Ranil,Diasporians,Elite,Anglicans etc…

      Athal Sumanase is one clown who wont even understand if we ask his wifes name!

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        Peace Lover

        “Athal Sumanase is one clown who wont even understand if we ask his wifes name!”

        Are you mad, women are not. Who will get married to this man?

        He is a loner, unmarried and living alone in a refrigerated flat, lacks social skills, ability to say wrong things at the wrong place and wrong time,…………

        Whatever you do, don’t let him loose on the streets of this island, you do know why.

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    Thumbs up if you feel like [Edited out] this [Edited out] Gotabaya Jarapassa [Edited out]

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    Not only Yuddhey…. also suddhey of coffers, LTTE & Velu also.
    So…… its a clean sweep.

    In this world of technology FCID is crawling or far too many ladies working there for the comfort of its dig head.

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    Ceylon lost again to Singapore on being a key player in regional co-operation on defense.

    The Galle Dialogue was hosted by Ceylon. Many regional Navies participated. Gota was instrumental in setting it up.

    There is noting substantial in these time wasting allegations.

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    Well done CT. KEEP UP YOUR GOOD WORK.

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    Did you expect the Rajapaksas to act anything better than to rob the innocent Sri Lankan people until they are bled to abject penury. We should thank the God sent astrologer who enabled all this. There may be many other similar deals. Bensen

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      Yeah :) Helping Hambantota was reduced to Helping Kurakkan Boys ten years ago.

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    There were some news came out from Websites that Those So called Buddhist UPASAKAYAS Bought houses in California from the looted and Ransom Moneys.
    They converted Colombo 7, Keppetipola Avenue Government Houses in to billioner’s mansions with Money from Public coffers.

    And taken Public Properties and Private Properties by force At the East coast for building tourists resorts.

    Those Jarapassa Play boys clan and their Stooges and Arse lickers should be Punished for All the Crime they have committed Selling the War.
    Mahajanayata Yuddey Pennala Suddey Deela,
    Den Eati KehelGilapu UGUDUWO WAGE Dhagalanwa!!!!

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    We do not know at what stage this inquiry is. Also we are not told SLAF Chief has been questioned on the statement given by GR. However, the fact remains that the relevant payment has been paid to a “Non Existent” overseas company and how in what form the Government has transferred the funds would also be known. Then Secretary to the Ministry of Defense and the Cabinet cannot disown the responsibility for the purchase and the payments made. In awareness of this information, the FCID moved to take appropriate action to bring the culprits to book. But a legal challenge has been filed as regards the legality of the Gazette Notice of the establishment of the FCID and that prevented the people responsible being brought before courts. A final disposal of that case is scheduled for a distant date in September and why such a delay is not known. A similar case is pending to be heard on June 3rd and we have to wait for its decision. So this is knots within knots. The ordinary man walking on the streets will have to look up and wait, wait, wait to ultimately to find every culprit had walked out freely and the story end as usual “They lived happily thereafter”.

    My questions: Why this Gazette Notice relating to the FCID left room for challenge when in fact it would have been passed through many hands in the Legal Departments of various Ministries? Why cannot the FCID be empowered to file action against those alleged of crimes coming within its purview? Why the decision on the FR petition of Mr.GR is not challenged and merely embark on a criticism of the ruling? As I said earlier “simple” and “common sense” matters have been complicated either willingly or by negligence to serve the vested interests. Isn’t it time to “Completely Overhaul” the entire system of Governance?

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    The Rajapakses,all of them,seem to have got into Public life with the Principal aim of enriching themselves. The Sinhala-Tamil relationship in the country and the LTTE adventure was harnessed by them for maximum advantage.

    The Patriotism that they publicly wield is nothing but a camouflage. In essence they are a set of Thieves!

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      Plato

      “The Patriotism that they publicly wield is nothing but a camouflage. In essence they are a set of Thieves!”

      Patrotism is the best and only place to hide large scale corruption, war crimes, thuggery, despotism, murder, ………………………. and million other sins.

      Don’t blame them for they only made use of the opportunities presented to them.

      Blame the voters who flocked to vote for crooks, all because the crooks told the stupid people they and they alone defeated the Demelas and annihilated LTTE.

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    The truth will come out eventually…it always does. All their ill gotten gains cannot prevent them from the truth getting out, and time will show there is more.

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    Native Vedda has asked a few interesting questions..

    Which directly relates to the inhabitants Economic well being and the Nations Economic status over all.

    Srilankan inhabitants are now on the verge of getting in to USD 4000 per capita class.

    Most of it coming after Nanthikadal.

    Native’s main issue is Swiss Bank accounts of our Inhabitants.

    Guess what?.

    Balasururia and Sons,Kotalawala and Missus, Fernanado & Sons , Surendrans Rajendrans,and Hirdaramanis are the names in the list compiled by ICIJ..

    Others although have opened the accounts as Lankans they live in UK, Canada, and Australia.

    Despite all these allegations of mother of all corruption, no Dalits and not even one Medumulana inhabitants have Made the Cut.

    And the beauty is all those accounts are opened by the HSBC clients

    A HSBC head honcho .now even signs our Bank Notes.

    ### Super Cool …Isn’t it…

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      @ K A Sumanasekera

      please care to explain about

      “Systemic corruption, Sporadic (individual) corruption, Political (Grand) corruption, Grand corruption, Legal and Moral Corruption, Finally Smart Ass Patriotic Corruption”

      or is it beyond your intelligence mate?

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        Peace Lover

        When did K A Sumanasekera answered any question?

        He does a crab walk (sideways) whenever simple questions are put to him.

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    Gothabaya/Mahinda are heroes. They finished off one of the worst civil wars for good. Not every country is so lucky. Look at Syria, Iraq, and Libya, these countries will never be one piece again. I don’t care about some corruption, I see the bigger picture. Sri Lanka preserved its Sinhala-Buddhist heritage and that’s all that matters. [Edited out]

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    Who cares , the poor LTTE monkeys are crying likes dogs in heat .

    Cheers

    Abhaya

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      bla, bla blAbhaya

      “Who cares , the poor LTTE monkeys are crying likes dogs in heat”

      Tigers, monkeys and dogs

      Tigers gone

      Monkeys found in the Parliament.

      Mad dog lives with shark.

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    Rajapaksa has conveniently shifted the blame to the Roshan Gunatilleke. FCID must summon Gunatilleke and get his side of the story. That’s the only way to find the truth about who pocketed the millions from this sale.

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      Those who funded LTTE and terrorism are questioning the irregularity of buying weapons to SLA :)

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        sach

        “Those who funded LTTE and terrorism are questioning the irregularity of buying weapons to SLA :)”

        Gosh, I never knew Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) funded LTTE until you mentioned it.

        Thanks for the information.

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          I am not surprised, I know the level of your comprehension ability.

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          Dear native,

          Didn’t Singapore Dollars funded your mate and his F…..CID?..

          I thought you are the Encyclopedia of Srilanka….

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        Hey Sach, the racist from wherever, didn’t I tell you to shut up and bugger off?

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    Too busy writing rubbish? The Sunday Leader apologised AFTER the court cleared Gota from any wrong doing. It was reported he provided evidence to show the transaction was transparent, means it was done properly. How people love to hang on to the wrong end of the stick. Swallow any gossip, no questioning, no researching. Pathetic.

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    Bellimissa conotes me a Belarusian connection

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    We are hearing only the sweet talk over the past 4 months (except perhaps the Arjun’s Central Bank mega deal). We need to see hard cash sitting in some bank account and recovery of significant part to make these wild allegations believable.

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      paul

      why should we see the cash mate.Didn’t he send war hero sarath fonseka to jail for allegedly flouting tender procedures.Whats good for the goose is good for the gander too.Where is the tender procedures for the MIG deal?

      Let him spend two years for flouting tender procedures in welikada and siri can pardon him.By that time other charges will be ready and he can go back in,permanently this time for life.

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        shankar

        “Let him spend two years for flouting tender procedures in welikada and siri can pardon him.”

        Its not fair on your soul mate David Blacker, who justified the killing of inmates. If and when a riot breaks out then STF would target Gota and David could not or would not accept it.

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          sole native veddha

          david is adopting a low profile now as siva sankaran sarma.He can see the winds of change and is getting ready to ditch his old mate Gota after the parliamentary elections.Hope springs eternal in the human breast and he is making a last ditch hambantota stand hoping for a comeback of mahinda before waving the white flag and coming out of his siva sankaran sarma trench.Should we then shoot him or rehabilitate(kiss siri’s ass)him.

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        “Where is the tender procedures for the MIG deal?”
        Learn to look at the big picture and the outcomes mate. With the HELP OF Mig jet purchase, LTTE was eliminated. THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF LIVES SAVED and millions and millions of rupees saved, fullstop. Don’t get hung up on the paperwork. Like Yaha..ya bunch, if you keep looking at paperwork, at the end of the day, you will achieve nothing as the have amply demonstrated.

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    GOta is so dumb regarding the responsibility of a Secretary to a Ministry as he was not qualified to be one in the first place. He did not know he is the chief accounting officer of the Ministry and all financial dealings are his responsibility. As Usual the Rajapakses are very good at passing the buck. In this case Roshan Gunatilake has to carry the bucket. It is very clear to anybody who should be punished for this fraud , and also for the Death of Lasantha. Blake can give evidence regarding Iqbal Athass case related to MIG Deal, Gota has to go to Jail along with Weeratunga and the Minister of Defence

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