21 June, 2021

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Hambantota Refinery Project A Potential Money Laundering Risk: TISL

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) believes the controversy surrounding the proposed USD 3.85 billion oil refinery in Mirijjawila, Hambantota, could have a negative impact on Sri Lanka’s efforts to remove itself from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) ‘Grey List’ of countries vulnerable to money laundering and terrorism financing.

Jagathrakshakan

The main investor in the project, the Singapore based ‘investment vehicle’ Silver Park International PTE Ltd, is a company controlled by the family of Tamil Nadu politician and former Indian Union Minister Dr. S. Jagathrakshakan, whose business interests have previously been implicated by Indian authorities and the media in several alleged corruption scandals. Of the 40 FATF recommendations which set the international standards on combating money laundering, recommendation 12 requires that reasonable measures are taken to ascertain the source of wealth and source of funds in transactions involving politically exposed persons.

TISL Executive Director Asoka Obeyesekere said, “In light of the efforts being made by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to get off the FATF Grey List, it is essential that the Board of Investment conducts enhanced due diligence on the Silver Park International investment, given that its directors fall squarely within the FATF definition of politically exposed persons”.

Given the confusion relating to the parties engaged in the project, TISL also calls on all state agencies to ensure adherence to proactive disclosure provisions outlined in the Right to Information Act. Section 9 of the RTI Act requires the line Minister of a given project to publicly communicate all available information relating to the project, three months prior to commencement.

Obeyesekere concluded, “the importance of such information being in the public domain cannot be understated, especially in the case of major foreign direct investment which will have a direct impact on the local economy. Ensuring transparency and accountability in these processes will also enhance the country’s efforts to attract bona fide foreign investment”.(TISL)

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  • 20
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    Are you guys for real?

    “Behind every great fortune there is a crime.”

    Look at the most admired and most powerful man in the world ol’ Donald …….. how he made ………… and keeps his money! …………. He is respected and admired! People aspire to be like him!

    Only Mahinda’s 18 bil is legit ………….. because he is a true Buddhist.

    Ranil is neither here nor there ……….

    And the world keeps on turning ………. carrying, swirling Lanka with it ……….

    And we all live till the day we die.

    End of story. ………. Fini.

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      nimal fernando

      “Look at the most admired and most powerful man in the world ol’ Donald …….. how he made ………… and keeps his money! …………. He is respected and admired! People aspire to be like him!”

      Is it because we live in the “Kali Yuga”, where organised crime syndicates under established brand names and allocated colours, get away with mass murder, large public sector robberies, under inefficient, incompetent, corrupt leaders in both public and private sector, command huge following, admiration, and respect by being the biggest con men, war criminals, …………………………..

      Don’t ever dream of becoming the leader of this island. You lack all the necessary qualities of a great leader. First are you a bigot, second do you admire fascism, ……………. are you incompetent, ………. do you have drug smuggler friends, do you have financial advisors who are skilled in both creative accounting and money laundering,…………..?

      If no, don’t bother, you stand no chance, …

      Tell your family you won’t make it to the top and disappoint them now than later, ….

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        Yes , yes this Jagathrakshan may be a crook. Definitely corrupt.
        But what do all these morally outraged people on this forum think about the fact that the richest man in Sri Lanka purchased his hotels and finance companies with money earned from jackpot machines and casinos? Does Sirasa talk about this? No, they are well paid to keep quiet.
        Maybe, just maybe, all this outrage is because Jagathrakshan is a Tamil and Indian, whereas the other guy is a Sinhala Buddhist?

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          Old codger

          “Maybe, just maybe, all this outrage is because Jagathrakshan is a Tamil and Indian, whereas the other guy is a Sinhala Buddhist?”

          You are missing the point.
          Sinhala/Buddhists are the chosen people.
          They need every cents in order to build a glorious Aryan One Party Fascist state where train will run on time, return to hydraulic civilisation, ……………… a wartime economy, …… Gnanasara would be appointed head of religious, cultural, …. police, … ………… a promised land indeed.

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            How come these three, Veddah, oldcodger, and Nimal Fernando are always getting upvoted? Not fair, CT. They are all supporters of Bondscam Ranil and his mates in Trumpland’s Millennium Challenge Corp

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              A.N. Other

              Please spend some time in CT and you will learn the reason.

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            It seems Jagathrakshan is not stupid. He is looking for 30 investors. So it’s only 300M $ each.

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              OC,

              “He is looking for 30 investors. So it’s only 300M $ each.”

              No, it’s even cheaper; it’s only $128.33 million each …….. I did the calculations again to see if it’s a good investment.

              If you, Native and the Rajapakses want to invest count me in! It’s a sure bet. :))

    • 7
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      Good work TISL! Please file a RTI regarding all the lands that are being set aside allocated for” Special Economic Zones|”, without any information on the investors and the factories to be set up in these SEZs?

      This Hambantota oil refinery project sounds like a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) , fake aid project to Land Grab coastal strategic lands in Lanka, routed though America First’s geo-strategic partners in Singapore with India and Lanka as fall guys.
      Just like all the other Special Economic Zones for which massive extents of prime and strategic lands in Sri Lanka are being set aside for unspecified industrial projects.

    • 6
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      How can you expect honest people to invest money in Srilaka, where dishonesty reigns supreme.

      • 3
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        Yes, Tamil Nadu has a real VW factory .And Skoda , Ford, Hyundai, Nissan, Renault, Toyota among others. Tamil Nadu keeps Hambantota allive.
        If this is the result of corruption, let’s arrange for some more Jagathrakshans to invest here. As Chairman Deng said , it doesn’t matter if the cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice.

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          Old codger

          “Tamil Nadu keeps Hambantota alive”

          South Indians also keep Sri Lankan prostitutes and hotels busy.

  • 13
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    Sri Lanka is in a precarious situation allowing free media to reign with doubisous interest to sabotage every good move the country is trying to make as every one knows billions of dolers of investment funds, overwhelming majority of investors make, not through 100% legitimate means as it could not be oblivious to policy makers as what is really important at this phase of development and growth would be to enticing the investors to come and invest here.

    Those so called private media magnets make money through dubious means as it is a public secret and their main contract with the interested parties is to sabotage the progress of the country so that they will be benefited costing lively hood of millions of people through lost opportunities.

    This weak govt is continuing to allow these media magnets to reign with kind of terror tactics and it is worse than LTTE terror tactics as LTTEs terror tactics were quite obvious to the people then unlike the terror tactics used by these media magnets.

    People could chose and listen what they want to listen to the stories emanated by these media , however their terror tactics are mainly forcusing on those who are really ignorant segment of the society which would unfortunately decide the destiny of this country as it could happen again at the forthcoming elections as they are the overwhelming majority in our society , including those of so called middle class people who are confused to the core and more or less have become educated fools.

    The govt’s real predicament right now is to convince those of thses segment of ignorent people as it is nearly impossible! Unfortunately this govt is not making right attempt to educate them either!

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    European Union has placed Sri Lanka in their ‘Black List’ for money laundering subsequent to the ‘Financial Action Task Force’ (FATF) placing the country on its ‘GREY LIST’ from November 2017.
    ——————–
    Another ‘GREAT ACHIEVEMENT’ of ‘Yahapalana Government’ of Unpatriotic National Party headed by Don Juan Wikunana-Singham.

  • 3
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    EPF funds, and it looks Sri lankan air lines and SOEs, are other sources of abuse of investment regulations and appointments to the Top Management. It says Ranil’s money that was overseas would come to the Oil refinery. both the previous and the present govt involved in appointing thieves to the top management of the EPF and share commis. Ranil also appointed an EX-accountant working in a used Car Dealership in Australia or Newzealand. Once he got a sizeable commis from all three bond scams from 215 – 2016, he ran away back to the Orient. It is not only Arjun Mahendran, some one in advance, well before the bond scam, knew that Ranil, Penthouse Ravi and Arjun Mahendran, Aloesiuss would gang up for a bond scam. It says, even during the Mahinda Rajapakse govt ALoesiuses engaged in the bond scams and playing out the stock market and stealing EPF money. Now those govt workers who contributed to the EPFs complain that they get very low payouts.

  • 0
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    Maithripala Sirisena is going through the buying out of Euipment for finding out of Drugs. Ms is not explaining whether it is Remote Sensing or Drones fixed camaras (Srilankan forces manufacture Drones) that he is going to buy. His understanding is that his new euipment can detect drugs from far away. but, even in the West I have not heard the use of any such euipment. I think MS is wasting money or most probably he is getting a humongous commis and it is possible his drug campaign will fail because of he himself.

  • 6
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    Shaaame..!!
    Indian wayside boutique owner investing US$ 4 billion …!
    This is a non-starter – Ranil’s UNP govt. with no credible record, just trying to fool public,
    Only a few UNP donkeys & media monkeys licking old balls of homo Ranil will swallow this dead rope

  • 10
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    just start the refinery as soon as possible.Don’t keep talking and dilly dallying the way you did for the power stations and make people suffer later..I coudn’t care less from where the money comes from.

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    This is MR’s black money, who else will dump money in SL?

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    I heard, the line at the back completely was potential investors with the bond scam profits. The other was, that Bond scam money taken overseas will be brought into the country to be invested in that. While some Parliamentarians were thinking whether to invest everything or part. Just check why CBK, Ranil’s best friend did not attend top it. President did not attend. Would the president be that hostile to Ranil, if it was a genuine project would not President attend that looking for some publicity and votes for him too. ? I heard even India was thinking about it. My guess is even the governors of the International community was not informed fully.

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    This Singapore Siver Park was started after DR Ranil and his Mates in the Cabinet awarded the Contract to this DMK Dude.

    Their Colombo Office is apparently in a Flat in Colombo.
    What a reputed outfit to build a high tech Oil / Gas Refinery….

    Never knew these Naduans are so advanced…

    Looks like our Inhabitants have to say Bye Bye to to another 400 Acres of their Land which the ancestors of the Mahavamsa left them..

    By the Time Dr Ranil says Bye Bye our 70 percent will have only less 50% of the Land.
    Even the juicy parts of that will be out of bounds to them..
    Does any one know whether those 2 Blocks of 100 Acres in Kuliyapitiya and 200 Acres in Horana respectively have been handed back to Lands Department?.

    Does this Project come under Minister Ravi or is it Minister Kira?….

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      sumane

      please look at this list of refineries. Sri lanka is there with 51000 bbl/day. pooh

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oil_refineries

      are going to be worried about your 400 acres doing nothing anyway and all those lovely paved roads in hambantota with buffaloes on them instead of vehicles.

      Development comes at a price.See the list and see how much singapore refines.

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        Shanker,

        Moody hasn’t delivered that 50 thou Fibro Cement Shacks to the poor Dalits in Jaffna…
        Has this Jaya got more clout than Moody?.

        Of course Srilanka has refineries.
        Has any of them built by Hindians, let alone by a DMK Politician from Thamil Nadu?.

        I have no gripe about what Dr Ranil gives to these come and go Investors like the VW Builders, Michellin Builders and now Oil Refinery Builders from Thamil Nadu.
        Dr Ranil can give them Tax Holidays , Grants and even Santhosams as long as they come from Income Tax,
        Because our Dalits the great majority of the Inhabitant population do not pay it ,although they get hurt by the VAT and Dhall Tax etc.

        But I can not bear to see how Dr Ranil and his mates are handing over our Public Land free to those Foreigners .
        The Land in the South in particular, which will have to be shared by 70 % of the Inhabitant population.going forward..

        Has Dr Ranil given any Lands in the North like what he is doing in the South?…

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          sumane
          “But I can not bear to see how Dr Ranil and his mates are handing over our Public Land free to those Foreigners .”

          better to have a refinery on the land than nothing on it even if it is given free.What you give can be taken back if they don’t build it.How come when we have 65000 sq,km of land you are worried about giving some to boost our refined oil from 50000 bbl/day to 400000 bbl/day,while singapore with only 700 sq.km is not worried about giving land to refineries to produce more than 1mln bbl/day.

          Even s.korea is only slightly larger than us at 99000 sq.km and see how much they produce.Don’t be stingy with the land when you have so much of it idling.

          “Has Dr Ranil given any Lands in the North like what he is doing in the South?…”

          he has to first get it back from the armed forces which he is slowly slowly doing.

    • 5
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      // Never knew these Naduans are so advanced… //

      well, yes, while you were spewing your racist bullshit and wallowing in your hatred, Tamil Nadu has advanced beyond your wildest dreams.

      This politician is probably corrupted, as most of the Tamil Nadu politicians are. But imagine, where did he get his money from? Not from little Sri Lankan projects. If a politician who is corrupted has that kind of money, what kind of mega projects must have taken place in Tamil Nadu?? Apply your masters’ 10% rule here. And at least in TN, they did no white elephant projects like your Hambantota harbour. And they don’t care one jot if what you guys from little Lankawe think of them in your jealousy. They have advanced and still advancing very fast, while racist hallucinations of grandeur is all you are left with.

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        Hard truth,
        Yes, Tamil Nadu has a real VW factory .And Skoda , Ford, Hyundai, Nissan, Renault, Toyota among others. Tamil Nadu keeps Hambantota allive.

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        Mate,
        I am no racist, Neither am I jealous of even Dr Ranil’s mates who wine and Dine at Shangrl La, let alone the Naduans…

        Things must have changed there in Leaps and Bounds, because what I have seen when I was there last, are nor not nice memories….

        My Indian mates from Bombay and Delhi love our Lankawe .
        And they would love to buy a Pad in our Port city just for the Clean air and the Super Condos along the Beach.
        That is another story.

        Your Nadu Billionaire seems to have got cold feet after some of our Heavy Hitters scrutinized this latest Deal of Dr Ranil’.
        I am not surprised with Dr Ranil’s past Deals which resulted in Foreigners with UNP connections adding Hundreds of Acres to their Portfolios free of charge from our Mahavamsa Lands which belong mainly to the Dalits in the South..

        I hope Dr Ranil’s stooges in BOI have not signed the Deeds yet to Dr Vijay and his Son.
        Because Dr Wija now says he has not done his Home Work yet.
        And it may take at least a Year to collect the Dosh from the partners .
        And he is looking for 70 of them.

        Now I know why Dr Vija didn’t buy Dr Ranil’s latest Yahapalana Bonds which brings in a cool 7.85 Percent USD. even without having to lift a finger..
        He is not stupid . Is he?..

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          “I am no racist, Neither am I jealous of even Dr Ranil’s mates who wine and Dine at Shangrl La, let alone the Naduans…”

          You are no racist, because you do not value yourself, you have lost all kind of dignity self respect, honesty, …… by carrying MR’s b***s.
          Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Never knew these Naduans are so advanced…”

      Forget the Naduvans for a second do you know what happened to the satellite company R. M. Manivannan and Mahindawamsa jointly started in collaboration with the charity called Sri Lanka treasury?


      Here is a news for you:

      India Smashes Satellite in a Surprise Test of a New Space Weapon System
      The test, which was announced to the nation by the prime minister, was unexpected.
      By Kyle Mizokami
      Mar 28, 2019
      popularmechanics.com

      What are the little islanders going to do without satellites in case if Hindians moved in? Scary isn’t it?
      Is Gota still going to fight the Hindians in the beaches, in Thamil Nadu, on the landing grounds, fight in the fields and in the streets, ……………. hiding behind women folks, …………. ?

  • 1
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    Only Mahinda’s 18 bil is legit ………….. because he is a true Buddhist.
    Now like Ravi.K, Mangala can not remember whether he said such a things? Nimal F’do’s leaders.
    London unknowingly step right into what the USA called the “Cesspool” and SL co-sponsor 40/1 at UNHRC. Foreign Minister did not know and attacked Michelle Bachalete. This is reminisence of the yesteryear Empire of today.
    London unable to reach a compromise on Brexit today faces criminal activity. (06) stabbed in london.
    These British MPs must follow the SL parliamentarians and Theresa May must know the art of buying MP votes. Otherwise brexit decision doomed.

    Welcome canines into World of Politricks.

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    What rhe eff is happening in this country? I am completely confused about this oil refinery issue.

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    The State Minister of Investment Promotion, Mr. Nalin Bandara in participating in a TV programe titled :SATANA” explained the process adopted by the BOI in vetting the applications for investments in Sri Lanka. A journalist raised this issue of the main Indian Investor of this project and referred to his “Criminal” background and asked the State Minister, Mr Nalin Bandara, whether such factors were taken into consideration in the evaluation of the investor applications. He, Mr. Nalin Bandara stated very clearly: “We don’t worry about those factors and don’t ask for “Character Certificates”. So what more do we need to know? That explains the Government “Policy” Any “CRIMINAL” can come with any “Ill-gotten” loot from anywhere in the world and “Invest” that loot in Sri Lanka. According to that “Policy Initiative” of this Government, Sri Lanka is a safe HEAVEN” for world class “CRIMINALS”. Interesting to watch that TV programe aired on 26th. It is now available in Ytube..

  • 0
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    With an Enviromental Authority who issues or approves bogus EIA’s and with the fact that there is no legislation to require ‘industrialists’ to be responsible for the air quality, the south can kiss their health and well being goodbye .

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    simple question – why are we not getting reputed MNCs like Exon, Mobil, Tootal and Halliburton involved ? Is it because of our poor political stability and human rights record they are not investing here ?

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    Jagathrakshagan has a past history.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._Jagathrakshakan

    Sri Lanka has to reconsider the “deal”.

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    http://www.arabnews.com/node/1473931/world

    Sri Lanka as sought divine intervention to avert the power crisis.
    Same is needed to protect the nation from politicians who cater to outsiders who try to enrich themselves by grabbing our nation’s wealth.

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    China took the harbor not because Harbor will make profit. (At this time we are not looking at military object). Ranil indicated couple of times, to cover their loss only he was giving the 5 Villages land in Hangbangtota. Udaya Gammanpila said that one million Visas would be distributed to Chinese to man that big Industrial zone.
    My understanding is the proposed location is within with in the harbor deal area. China won the $2.2 Billion Sapugaskanda deal in 2014. Old King dismissed the $1.1B American firm’s quotation and $1.5B German Firm Firm’s quotation which was recommended by the committee to review the quotations. Chinese original proposal in the industrial zone included a cement factory and an Oil Refinery.

    This project is expected to reach $4B. First $2B are from these shadow investors. Other $2B from unknown loan proceeds. West is at odd with Lankawe for duping to selling its properties to China claiming it is getting investments & loans from China.

    Ranil’s gang is hoping Sonia – DMK will return soon. During Old Royal time, with Menon’s overseeing, Lankawe Sonia gang earned in billions. Sonia even allowed a controversial Chinese Telephone company to do Indian Government projects. It was that king of benefits. They (China, India, Old Royals) defeated Susan Rice for State Secretary. Again, it was that kind of powerful lobbing.

    My best guess is, if Sonia wins, Indian guy will pass it over to China. Otherwise 50:50 chance it die as a Volkswagen Factory. Until International Media gives any solid picture of what is going on, we won’t have a clue. International Media is not sure, if this guy, as well as Oman would invest in that. Local Media already casually laughed at it as another Volkswagen Factory.

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      Mally,
      It is another VW Factory for sure, mate.
      Don’t you worry about that..

      If this Naduan has 3 Billion USD to invest in Lankawe , what hell he wants to pump it into a Refinery in Magamapura. Bush Lands, although it comes under Lord Kataragman.
      When Dr Mahendran’s successor at the Mahavama CB is paying 7.85 % Interest in USD, for Lending Dr Ranil and His Economists the dosh to pay the Bills.

      How long this Naduan has to wait to get a ROI on his Billions?.
      5 Years?…
      Even if he gets 25% ROI in the first year, it will be a lot less than the 5 Times 7.85 . Interest.

      And he could have bought a nice Apartment in Shagrilla Galle Face, and even rented a nice Office in the Nelum Tower for his Oil Office , instead of that Flat in Thunmulla..

      And he could have stayed with the Missus and the Kids at Shangrila Hambantota too on the Weekends, and played Golf , if he loves our Magampura so much….

      Mally, have you done Maths as part of your Economics Degree.
      Or are you a graduate of the University of Hard Knocks like me
      Because I gathered a few good points mate……

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    Please let me know a single project is Sri Lanka which is corruption free

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    Is Weliamuna still involved in TISL? If so, he must be crying out for his share, like he ‘buried’ Sri Lankan Airlines frauds for the right price. The man is a crook and TISL, a global Yankee plant has no credibility.
    =
    Jail them all.

  • 1
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    The TISL should get help from India. Otherwise it will not go anywhere.

    https://jambudipa.quora.com/

  • 0
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    I heard the lands for oil refinery, may be, are asked instead of 99 years, for 198 years.

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    Chinese convicts are the labour force in Chinese projects in Sri anka.
    They work maximum hours without any labour problems.

    https://www.google.ca/search?source=hp&ei=I_2cXOfeDIuijwSUjISwAw&q=Chinese+convicts+are+labour+force+in+Sri+Lanka&btnK=Google+Search&oq=Chinese+convicts+are+labour+force+in+Sri+Lanka&gs_l=psy-ab.3…4319.41277..45679…0.0..0.197.4350.34j12….2..0….1..gws-wiz…..0..0j0i22i30j0i22i10i30j33i21j33i22i29i30j33i160j33i10.UY99PXUd8fs

    Thus, China has minimum investment and maximum cheap labour for their projects, which are hence profitable.

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      Hey Justice,
      That’s what the British too did during their colonial period in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.
      Columbus’ fleet of sail boats were peddled by prisoners and the King was happy since he resolved the overcrowding problem in his prisons.
      Pirabhakaran used child soldiers and paid nothing to them; they all became cannon fodder and now are on the missing list in Geneva!
      Mannar mass grave didn’t help Tamil mothers at all though they were interested in the case; it revealed only another dark side of the Tamils in SL; Tamil provincial king Cankil (or Sankilli) apparently killed all Catholic Tamils in Mannar, who converted themselves to Catholicism under the Portuguese rule!
      This Yahapalana government of RanilW and MaitreeS created more problems than solutions for themselves and us. Tamils are part of us and the Tamil politicians who supported RanilW should be kicked out of politics at the upcoming elections. That’s the solution!

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    Can anyone enlighten me as to why a politician from Tamil Nadu wish to invest on a refinery in Sri Lanka? why not do it in Tamil Nadu? It does not look good at all! Black money???

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      ruwan

      i think it is because of the chinese.Hambantota will become an exclusive chinese operation one day and the chinese need oil.That is their weak point.They don’t have enough oil in china to be self sufficient in it,unlike the US which has shale oil.Most of the oil refined in hambantota will go straight to china which secures energy for it.

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      ruwan

      you are right.It will be also black money.I did not see your last words.However the feasibility of the project is assured because the refined oil will be gulped by china.

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    TISL is another western NGO but they have to find their own money, I heard. Besides, this may be doing something to be important.

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    if our policy is to collect foreign exchange in whatever the way possible. This is not an issue. Swiss has been done that with their banking sector & was very successful. The way Investor earned money is not an issue.

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    It seems DMK is denying Jagathrakshagan is investing in Lankawe. This is a big amount. He may have to provide income detail to get this matter cleared through the election commission.
    Everybody suspects that there is some cookup in Ranil masters’ work. But nobody knows what is going on.

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    Evidently the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has this ‘Grey List’ of countries vulnerable to money laundering and terrorism financing.
    Who is this FATF and where is it?
    Money laundering for ‘terrorism financing’? Not for drug trafficking?
    .
    Transparency International SL (TISL) Executive Director Asoka Obeyesekere said, “In light of the efforts being made by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to get off the FATF Grey List, it is essential that the Board of Investment conducts enhanced due diligence on the Silver Park International investment, given that its directors fall squarely within the FATF definition of politically exposed persons”.
    “…….politically exposed…..”? How about politicians in the thick of it?

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    this chap Ranil is a joker. When ever he says some thing its wrong or he hasnot got the real thing. Now he has said the public needs military disciplin why doesnt he try it for him self and his cronys.

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    Indian politicians including the Tamil Nadu politicians are generally corrupt like their Sri Lankan counterparts . Obviously Dr Jagathratshakan seems to have used his political position and political connection to multiply his money. It is recommended that he withdraws from these projects to avoid harming Sri Lanka and to avoid burning his fingers.

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