25 September, 2020

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Gota’s Rakna Lanka Purchased And Issued Illegally: Former Additional Secretary MOD Admits

The controversial Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited (RALL) had purchased weapons without following due legal process, the former Additional Secretary to the Defence Ministry Damayanthi Jayaratne has admitted.

Damayanthi Jayaratne

Damayanthi Jayaratne

She has noted the above while making a statement before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI) appointed to investigate serious acts of fraud, corruption and abuse of power, state resources, and privileges.

A commission member said that Jayaratne had been questioned yesterday.

It has been revealed that although the Ministry of Defense had issued 3,473 firearms to the firm only 89 out of these had been issued following due protocol.

Meanwhile former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was yet again summoned by the commission today for questioning.

He had been questioned regarding the alleged use of personnel attached to the Civil Security Department for political campaigning activities during the last Presidential Election.

Rajapaksa is also to be questioned by the commission about using around 500 employees of Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited (RALL), a state-owned institution, for political campaigning, a commission member said.

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    RE: Gota’s Rakna Lanka Purchased And Issued Illegally: Former Additional Secretary MOD Admits

    “The controversial Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited (RALL) had purchased weapons without following due legal process, the former Additional Secretary to the Defence Ministry Damayanthi Jayaratne has admitted.”

    This is one of the illegal and Criminal acts carried out by MaRa and hos Family over the past 10 years.

    The list is very long… and long..

    MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa…..

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      Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI)

      “Meanwhile former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was yet again summoned by the commission today for questioning.”

      What a joke! A Plan to let the Criminals get our Scot free…

      Question: When are yiu going to try Gotabaya Rajapaksa and “Punish” or “Release” him.

      Through the Grape vine, Bulath Vine and Vettila Vine…

      [Edited out]

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    Who will [Edited out] Gota?

  • 25
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    I wonder what the US embassy has to say about one of his valued citizens dealing weapons illegally.

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      Hey Stupid, get your self informed before writing such silly things. GR is not an american citizen anymore.

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        U r still a Baba.

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        could you quote the source/link please !

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        Thank you for your information. I will let the relevant authorities of the homeland security know about it.
        Loku Aiyya.

  • 22
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    The Jarapaksas thought that they will be there for life. Had he won the last Presidential election that is exactly what would have happened. Gota established this Rakna Lanka security to do all the dirty work for the Jarapaksas. They believed all those whom they looked after, will in return support them.

    From where did Avant Guard obtain such a massive haul of arms? container loads? They did not import, but acquired from the Forces. Did the payment for the arms go to the Forces or the pockets of Gota and crowd? Not a bad business where they received the arms free and sold to a Private Security firm and pocketed the money. This bugger Gota [Edited out]. If there is any that I despise after that Premadasa, it is these Jarapaksas.

  • 20
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    Gotabhaya’s crimes, regularly spelled out is beginning to sound like an old record stuck in a groove. When is he going to be charged with anything?

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      Sylvia Haik

      “When is he going to be charged with anything? “

      When, my friend, the answer is Blowin in The wind…When, .. When… When…

      How many crimes must Gota man commit crimes,
      Before you can call Gota a crimina?
      How many seas must a white dove sail,
      Before she sleeps in the sand?
      Yes, and how many times must cannonballs fly,
      Before they’re forever banned?
      The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
      The answer is blowin’ in the wind

      Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist,
      Before it’s washed to the seas (sea)
      Yes, and how many years can some people exist,
      Before they’re allowed to be free?
      Yes, and how many times can a Citizen of Lanka turn his head,
      And pretend that he just doesn’t see?
      The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
      The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

      Yes, and how many times must a Sri Lankan man look up,
      Before he can see the sky?
      Yes, and how many ears must one man have,
      Before he can hear people cry?
      Yes, and how many deaths will it take till Gota knows
      That too many people have died?
      The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
      The answer is blowin’ in the wind

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      Sylvia Haik,

      “Gotabhaya’s crimes, regularly spelled out is beginning to sound like an old record stuck in a groove. When is he going to be charged with anything?”

      Only the IRS of USA is going to do that due to the fact that he is unlikely to have properly reported his foreign income. Only problem is that his foreign income might have been too small to be reported. Off the hook even in the USA?

      I believe that he is no longer US citizen when somebody uploads a document. Documentation is availabe based on the Freedom of Information Act but I have no time to request it.

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      Sylvia
      He will never be charged. Because he did everything by the book. Look who are inn the AG department all hand-picked by us do you think they will ever charge us/ There is a change of government in name sake, but we still control the admin. We have established this long ago. We had a misshap we were little overconfident especially after the Nugagoda rally, I promise you that will not happen gain. We have learnt from the mistake.
      But remember we still have internal control over practically every ministry. Just to give you an example you would have noticed the ministry of defense board in Omanthai that still has no Tamil, its only in Sinhala and English the way we left the present government has no intention of adding tamil even if they did our people would not do it. Another example is the the letter from the foreign office to the UNHCR did you see the official seal of stamp its still in Sinhala and English no Tamil, just as we designed, our men inside will never allow any changes. What I am telling you goons is that we are still in control of the land so forget about bringing charges against us.

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      When FCID pressure rises in a few weeks time, a News may be flashed – G O T A
      commits suicide !! This is a logical assumption. Any astrologer challenging this?

  • 18
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    Didn’t she flee the country soon after the collapse of her king’s kingdom ? where are the rest of Gota’s henchmen ? Luxman Hulugalla , Nimal Perera et al .before 8 th Jan Gota was behaving as if he owned the country , if any body were to raise any thing against their kingdom , white van would be the only answer ! i vividly remember how he ordered to sack the person who publish his wife’s photograph with a currency note , then the death threat to Fedrica J , arrogantly asking who lasantha W was soon after his unfortunate death , barking at DIG Anura Senanayaka for doing his job …….
    The Mafia family thought that they would rule this country forever , now it’s the pay back time , no more fake LTTE threats , no more bogus national security , face the music now ! his arrogance has been replaced with a stupid grin , but still trying to show off his old silly habits.Field Marshal SF must be having the last laugh .

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      [Edited our]

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    Are these the weapons that were held in the “Floating Armory” illegally berthed in Galle Habour? It was reveled that a certain quantity (equal to this number) was stored there and the stocks did not reflect the actual held according to books. Hope this inquiry will also reveal why a large sum of money due to Rakna Lanka from Avan Garad (according to F/M Sarath Fonseka it is Rs. 1600 million) was not recovered. Perhaps, this Addl. Secretary will be able shed light on that matter too. Now with this admission, both the cases (Avan Gard & Rakna Lanka) must be taken together. Then our AG will be able to make up his mind and do justice by the people.

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      It would be interesting to find out how many of these weapons were sold to mercenaries ……!

  • 11
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    How did Gota manage to escape indictments under the Rakna Lanka fiasco, which it appears, has been completely ignored by the Attorney General.
    Gota appears to a ‘sacred cow’ who can never be arrested and remanded, though he has incarcerated hundreds under the PTA – and who
    by all accounts, are still in special detention, forgotten by law enforcement, and not yet indicted.
    Is the MS/RW government protecting him ?
    What is the new Minister of Justice doing in this case?

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    Totally misleading heading. This company is not Gota’s property but Sri Lankan government’s.

    “http://www.rallsecurity.com/about-us-overview.html”

    “Established in October 2006 Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited (RALL) is a Sri Lanka Government owned business undertaking in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence to provide top notch security services to fully address the security needs of the commercial sectors.”

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      Yes but run like Gota’s property. That is the difference.

  • 6
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    With the type of Attorney General we have nobody connected to the former royal family will be found guilty of any crime. How long will yahapalanaya tolerate such crook is officials?

    Sengodan. M

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    There will be no justice or correct judgement in Srilanka without sacking all officials who were appointed by Mahinda Rajapksa.

    They protect Rajapaksa family well.

    Maithreepala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramasinghe must be aware of this truth.

    Mahinda, Gotabaya, Namal, Yoshitha, Rohitha, Basil, Buruwansa, Gammanpila, Mahindananda, Rohitha from Kalutara( Gold Robber), Rambukwella, Duminda Silva and many more definitely must be directly brought to justice and incarcerated for life……or give them a death penalty.

    No Excuses at all.

  • 2
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    Everybody should respect for this educated disciplined lady as she says real truth and AG must be sacked ASAP.

  • 2
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    How she is qualified to be a Defence Secretary ?

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      Qualifications include deserting the army, becoming a citizen of another country, and….?

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        She should have been there when the was there.

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      She is a first class SLAS officer. what you need more than that to have Sec. position in any Ministry. Defense is no way differ from other Ministry. Same AR and FR. She is the best non-corruptive well disciplined officer in overall SLAS. She is even good to give Sec. position in Justice and Finance Ministry to eradicate corruption and jokers.

  • 3
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    They don’t investigate KUDU DIMU or KUDU LANSA.

    Instead gota.

    what a corrupt country.

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    there are so many crooks in this Yahapalana govt as well as in the previous govt. they all are in the parliament.

    they just chase gota because he is popular.

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    This indicates that our AG is deaf, blind and devoid of any legal acumen. If Rakna obtained arms illegally and passed on to Avante Guarde, then where does that place Avante Guarde and the floating armouries. Doesn’t it behove his position to ask questions and direct the CID to get to the bottom of this. Instead he gives Avante Guarde a clean slate.

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    By the way most of Gota henchmen were stock market racketeer s.

    New SEC head came with a bang to catch the thieves but as usual under yahapalanaya nothing happens!!!

  • 5
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    …..but if you listened to Gota’s interview on daily mirror on-line yesterday any common person will believe his version of the story. He trivialises the issue to the point that he is short of discrediting the investigation as politically motivated. We know this government has struck deals with the MR regime in a trade-off to vacate government peacefully in Jan 2015 and wrest control of the SLFP leadership from MR etc.

    The present regime is trying to hoodwink the public by having these commissions with tax payer’s monies when we already know the verdict that MR and family are gong to get away scot free. There will be a day that they (MR and Clan) will hit back and RW & MS which will leave both of them scratching their head for offering an olive branch now.

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      You have a point there Pot Shot. What intrigues me more is what you said as “There will be a day that they (MR and Clan) will hit back and RW & MS which will leave both of them scratching their head”.
      To be precise, both RW & MS will not have any heads to scratch because both of their heads will be blown away by assassins dispatched by “MR and clan”. This is bound to happen and this has been my warning to this government from day one that has failed to see the clear and present danger and the external enemy. Several dry runs so far have been successful and only time will tell as to how long the MS & RW couple can hold out.

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    I would earnestly request to publish a “Video Clip” of an interview given to the Press by the ex Defense Secretary, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapksa re. the inquiry conducted by the Presidential Commission set up to investigate the “Mega Frauds, Corruptions & Mismanagement”. I saw this “Video Clip” and it is very interesting to hear him and how he “RATES” this particular investigation. During the course of that interview he, very many times “Stresses” and “Emphasis” one single word – MAHA DOOSHANA & VANCHA” (Mega Corruptions & Fraud) and condemns the whole process. Also in one instance he says: “I regret now for finishing this war so quickly. If I did not do that, we would not have, had to come to these inquiries in the midst of “Bomb Blasts”. He also says the witnesses are the one selected by the Commissions and no questions are asked from him”.

    Having seen that and listened, I would very politely request you not to TREAT or CONSIDER some of us to be belonging to that “rice eating 98.5% literate” class who voted those criminals and thugs to Parliament. The way you laughed at the previous Governments by making reference to “never have deployed the Public Servants” but only Rakna Lanka did that and this Investigations are all about such matters; is “disgraceful” to tell the least. Mr GR it is NOT about deployment of Public Servants in Election work; BUT you “Illegally” DEPLOYING those employees in the Presidential Election work of your own brother Mr.MR.
    and MAKING PAYMENTS from the funds of that Govt. Institution. Don’t you think that is ILLEGAL , MISMANAGEMENT and FRAUD? If you call yourself a “War Hero”; WHY NOT FIGHT these allegations too and establish your STRENGTHS in fighting corruption too. Cheers.

  • 2
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    Write a crappy article,put some one else’s photo.

    this is all Tamil Propaganda.

    Tanil eidtors in CT

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    I thought the AG cleared Gota of all wrong doings related to this outfit & now this lady, who speaks of authority by the fact of her position in the MOD, says otherwise. What a charade.

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