21 September, 2020

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Handunneththi Walks Out Of COPE Meeting, As Ranil Looks For New Ways To Safeguard His Chum

Chairman of the Committee of Public Enterprises (COPE) MP Sunil Handunneththi today walked out of a meeting in protest against the UNP MPs demand that the Auditor General withdraw his statement with regard to the Central Bank Bond Scam.

Sunil Handunneththi - COPE Chairman

Sunil Handunneththi – COPE Chairman

An angry Handunneththi is reported to have walked out of the meeting which was held in the Parliament this evening, and had told the members of the committee to appoint an interim chairman.

Sources said that during the meeting, the UNP MPs in the COPE had been throwing their weight about and had insisted that the Auditor General withdraw his statement on the COPE report, where the Auditor General had implicated ex-Governor Arjuna Mahendran in the controversial Treasury Bond sale, which resulted in the country losing Rs. 1.6 billion.

Sources said that it was obvious that the UNP MPs were trying to protect Mahendran despite his wrongdoings.

During the meeting, the UNP MPs had insisted that more changes be made to the COPE report even though majority of the members in the committee had endorsed the report.

Meanwhile, the Colombo Telegraph learns that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is leading the campaign to safeguard Mahendran, has ordered Sujeewa Senasinghe to raise a privilege issue in parliament against local media which has been mentioning and quoting COPE proceedings and the COPE report. Last year, Sujeewa Senasinghe filed a petition seeking an interim order preventing the publication or circulation of the COPE sub-committee report on the Central Bank bond issue. The Colombo District Court issued an enjoining order . Accordingly all media that reported on the COPE bond report were deemed guilty and punishable under the section 22 of the Parliamentary (Powers and Privileges) Act.

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  • 34
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    Yahapalanaya alive and kicking with Mr. Clean

    Mr. Very Very Clean…

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      Chairman of the Committee of Public Enterprises (COPE) MP Sunil Handunneththi

      “The Colombo District Court issued an enjoying order. Accordingly all media that reported on the COPE bond report were deemed guilty and punishable under the section 22 of the Parliamentary (Powers and Privileges) Act.”

      Ask the media to write and comment on the report COPE bond report, but not publish it, as it is not done yet, because the Courts says so.

      The Catholic Church also asked Galileo not to write about the Earth going the Sun, the Copernican model during early 1,600.

    • 4
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      His walking out of the session as the key man proved the immatuarity.

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        Yes he feels that COPE is skin to a court with all the legilative powers.

        So are teh media men too – they paint the picture in favour of these men.

        Anyways, where had COPE been in the past ?

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          COPE is no means a legal body similar to a court.

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        JVPrs behave so from the day 1.

        They need more traning in lanken politics and politics as a whole.

        I cant digest that guy Wasantha Samarasinghe- the manner he makes already makes a criminal once the allegations are in air. That alone prove their knowledge. No matter nothing was there to investigate properly, but rumours and the mountaions of aggressions in the air are more than enough them to make anyone a HIGH CRIMINAL.

        The very same nature is entwined with Anura Kumara Dissanakaye, whatever good oratoray talents he is inherited.

        According to these men, then almost everyone in the Rajaakshes family should have been jailed by now. But lanken law and order systems have failed to do it by now, to date. That has nothing to do with the rulingpolitics but the lanken judiciary. They function as an independent body today.Anything and everythin is being criticised be it from ruling or joint opposition today. Even if much more to turn out ot be better, I believe it is not the same as we were compelled to see prior to 8th January 2015.

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    Chairman of the Committee of Public Enterprises (COPE) MP Sunil Handunneththi,

    RE: Handunneththi Walks Out Of COPE Meeting, As Ranil Looks For New Ways To Safeguard His Chum

    “Chairman of the Committee of Public Enterprises (COPE) MP Sunil Handunneththi today walked out of a meeting in protest against the UNP MPs demand that the Auditor General withdraw his statement with regard to the Central Bank Bond Scam.”

    Excellent.

    Will the Dimwits, Nitwits and Morans get the point?

    In addition to Gon Sirisena Gamarala, there is Dimwit Ranil Gamarala et al, the Yahapalanaya, Good Governance Team.

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      Whatever you add in favour of JVPrs, it was no means acceptable Chairman to walk out of the running meetin that way.

      That proved the political inability as was teh case in the past too.

      These men need more trainings. AKD or others are still far away from the politics of the country. Tha tis the reason them to be cornered by each and every elections held sofar.

      Alone shouting as kindergarten kids would do, cant do a great job in lanken politics. Lanka is a country filled with more culprits than the opposite. There you need to use the brain to the manner UNP and SLFP seniors do:

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    I suspect Hadunneththi has an ulterior motive for his resignation from the chairman post of the COPE.

    This allows Ranil to appoint a new interim chairman from the UNP and publish the COPE report with the signature of the new chairman.

    The new chairman can publish a report by white washing and absolving Arjun and his partner in crime, so called Mr. Clean.

    As it will be signed by the new interim chairman, the document may be interpreted by the interested parties as the only valid document.

    Then the report prepared by the majority of the COPE members, will have less value in public eye.

    I think this is a collective strategy of the UNP and the JVP to get rid of this mess.

    It is shame that the JVP has stooped to such a low level to protect the billion scale thieves during the recent history of the country.

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      JVP is the socialist arm of ROW and UNP is the capitalist arm. Downfall of UNP means emergence of the common opposition. So the JVP is trying to save its face while allowing space for UNP cover up the billion rupee robbery

  • 16
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    The heading should read as

    Handunneththi Walks Out Of COPE Meeting, As Ranil Looks For New Ways To Safeguard His Chum and himself.

  • 17
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    Sadly the first high profile case to go jail might be Mr. Clean under FCID.

  • 4
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    Miserable Dogs..

  • 6
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    Why is Ranil and UNP MPs in the COPE instigated by Ranil trying to protect Mahendran? Surely it was not only because they were chums …….. there must be something more fundamental than that.

  • 4
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    Before the election Ranil was talking about Dasa Raja dharma and how kings governed countries as per Buddhist practices.

    Now Scandles every month, and another alibaba and forty thieves.

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    Ranil is a shameless bugger. He is not a tool to cheating outsiders he is a tool used to cheating his own country. This man is a public disgrace to his family, school, country, and flag. Inwardly he is a whimp and outwardly a walking disaster. His actions show that he is not a genuine politician but another wolf in sheep’s clothing.
    What can you expect from a politician who is gay and who shamelessly walks in public with his wife.
    One wonders what he would do or say if his bank accounts were hacked and every cent taken. Would he keep quiet ??????????????????
    No he would not. He would expect the bank to pay him back, but when his friends steal the tax payers money openly he turns his face the other way. In other words he is saying ” I did not see you doing it”.
    Its a pity, a crying shame that he was voted into power with another whimp who is backboneless and covering up for his son’s escapades and adventures.
    What has been done has been done and it can only be undone at the next general elections. If the Sri Lankan voters have brains and a sense of patriotism then let them use it to kick these SOBs out for good never to be seen again, if not let them sink in the quagmire of corruption and greed which will reduce them to eating grass all the days of their lives while the robbers dine and wine on their stupidity.

    ” Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct “.

    ” Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote “.

    ” We jail the petty thieves and appoint the great ones and their cohorts to public office “.

    “Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession, and many realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first”.

    ” The only difference between politics and politicians is that the politicians allow the poor to be corrupt too “.

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      Unfortunate Sri Lankans have always had choices between bad and the worse

  • 3
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    Everything going as per the script. Red elephant will make sure only arjun is accussed and no finger is pointed at malik and ranil. Ranil will announce that arjun is clean and arjun will keep his mouth shut about the UNP leaders involvement in the scam

  • 4
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    Simple truth is that this dishonest bunch have apparently made up their mind to disregard the trust placed in them by the people and abandon them altogether.

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    Dissanayake: Do you interpret that “Walk Out” as a “Resignation”. I think you did not get the whole meaning of the “walk Out”. In my opinion Mr Handunetti must NOT resign and if any “Authority” wants to “Replace” him let it happen. Then the country will know what this Government is and who and who are the TRAITORS of this country. Also in my observations, every time Ranil comes to power he never could “Manage” Governing a country. There were many other instances earlier in his carrier as a Minister, Party Leader and Prime Minister. I feel sorry for this country.

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      Right on, Douglas!

      Handunneththi should never resign. Let Ranil and his minions try to kick him out – hopefully to his (Ranil’s) detriment and expose themselves to all but his diehard followers.

      The deceitfulness of Ranil and Maithripala is slowly metamorphosing into the same crap that the Rajapakses were wallowing in!

      What a mess!

  • 0
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    Yahapalana PM Mr Ranil didn’t pay the UNP Pin Up boy LKR 37 Million for nothing.. Pardon the Pun..

    I mean Pin Up Boy didn’t have to even lift a finger to collect it..

    Sorry he had signed a piece of paper which, CT was kind enough to show the Yahapalana suckers how their hard earned dosh is working to lift the post Nanthikdal Srilanka.

    On behalf of the Dalits I must also thank the Yahapalana Sucking Tax payers for helping to pay the 14.35 % on Singapore Mahendran’s contribution to give our inhabitants a good time in a Federal Mahavamsa.

    I must apologize for getting the interest rate incorrect in my earlier computations.

    It is in fact higher as reported in the The leaked CB Monetary fund figures.

  • 0
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    Mr. Un clean go on protect your buddy..do whatever it takes ……”Horuth samaga heluven “

  • 1
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    Well done JVPers. Allow your Mr. Clean to issue a clean report on billion rupees bond scandal.

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    1. If this happened in a Western country PM would have already resigned.
    2. This is the problem with any UNP regime; the party is so adamant that they don’t care about the country, nation, or the average man in the street.
    3. What would Mr. President do at this point? He would also try to safeguard his buddy who helped him get the wind-fall presidency!
    4. Mr. Wickremasinghe could set an example by resigning from premiership and hand it over to a senior UNP/SLFP member until the CB bond scam is investigated by an independent commission.
    5. If not, this will cause an irreparable damage to the UNP and I doubt the UNP even with the blessings of the Almighty God would ever be able to come to power again.
    6. Even if the UNP covers this scam today, it will not be able to hide it forever; it’ll be a major topic in future elections and the JO can just use it very conveniently to bulldoze the UNP’s any attempt to come to power.
    7. Bond scam is a serious issue and it would be a deadly cancer for the UNP.
    8. My personal understanding is that the UNP’s anti-Ranil faction should wake up and take up the matter to their hand immediately. Unless they diagnose the seriousness of the problem and act decisively at this point the UNP would be starting the party’s funeral procession even before ‘the patient’ is dead!

  • 2
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    Anybody can now say what is the difference between any politician? Prez Sira safeguarding his marauding son, Ranil safeguarding the crookish Arjunas (Mahendran and Aloysius) and Jarapassas safeguarding their kith and kin?

    What if anybody poses the question, aren’t we the voters taken for a ride? Alas! personalities like Rev. Maduluwawe Sobhitha is no more. Had they (the respectable plural) lived wouldn’t they too say that all the efforts they took to establish a good order has come to naught?

    Whatever happens the nation must respect Democracy. But the Democratic process with crooks at the helm is taking the nation for a ride.

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    Guarding Arjuna Mahendran alone would jag UNP about talking about corruption of Rajapakse Regime. If that is the case and in politics no permanent friends or enemies and MS & MR easily walk thro elections in the future if join together.

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    The President sabotaged Bribery Commission and FCID’s work. Now Ranil sabotages COPE/ Handunnththi’s good work. With these two working for the looters of national assets, why complain about foreign forces. The rot starts from within! Chapter One MR & Co. Chapter Two MS RW.

  • 0
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    FIL & SIL SHOULD BE IN JAIL 30YEARS AND PAY BACK 3 TIMES FINE.

  • 1
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    The yaha palanaya has so far totally mismanaged the whole economy with “expert” and “total”advise from IMF.

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    Hon Member of JVP Hudun Hetti must back to seat of Cope as soon as possible.

    The Walk out or devastated position of Cope is not that solution for problems challenge to Public, which UNP involvement of CB-Bond Scam.

    The crime need punishment by “God” or Man made laws. For UNP’s******.

    That is the politics of democracy , different form that school of thinking of anarchism and Terrorism.

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    Hon Member of JVP Hudun Hetti must back to seat of Cope as soon as possible.

    The Walk out or devastated position of Cope is not that solution for problems challenge to Public, which UNP involvement of CB-Bond Scam.

    The crime need punishment by “God” or Man made laws. For UNP’s******.

    That is the politics of democracy , different form that school of thinking of anarchism and Terrorism.
    Crisis teach you to face the challenge, but not run away ?

  • 0
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    Chairman Handunetti must remain in the COPE and publish its report exposing all the operators, wrong-doers, their God-fathers. The law-enforcers should then take over and bring about fair trial and the convicted be made to pay back the easily earned (stolen) booty.

  • 0
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    The best way to have saved Mahendran was to let him return to where he came from after he delivered the goods for the UNP.

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    Let us make him our next Prime Minister. Right now he seems to be clean enough.

    Better still let us make him our Duaterte and sit back and enjoy while he massacres the BAD BAD HOMBRES.

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