6 April, 2020

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Helicopter Bills: ‘Passengers Should Pay’ Says Ravi K – ‘Srisena & SLFP Should Pay’ Says Wimal W

The former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family members and his henchmen who misused the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) aircrafts during the Presidential election campaigning period will have to pay their bills.

Wimal RaviSLAF helicopters and fixed-wing aircrafts have been exploited at the whims and fancies of the Rajapaksas and some of the Ministers of the former regime, which has resulted in a loss of millions of rupees.

“We will call upon the passengers who used the SLAF aircraft and helicopters to pay for the trips. We will also investigate how only selected persons were allowed this facility.” Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told the Sunday Times.

Last week former Minister Wimal Weerawansa, who used the SLAF aircrafts on seven flights told the TNL network that the fares for the SLAF flights should be paid by President Sirisena, the leader of the SLFP and General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. He has been campaigning for ‘their’ party.

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  • 33
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    Ravi. K is right. MR and disco clan should pay.

    That short pint sized national menace Wimal who suffers from a inferiority complex with perhaps two chip on his shoulder should shut his mouth.

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      THis street man Wimal Buruwanse would portray it in favour of Maharajano. That he has been doing the for the ages as repay for his perks being unnecessarily being enjoyed. All the inverstigations should check how these buggers have collected properties going through their pay scales and other businesses they claimed to have handled while being Parliamentarians. A man who would animate the nation to be Ant-Amerian, anti-West should bring with the qualities as to why he does so – him being exemplary at first place. Please join attackin this virulent creature from the lanken politics. His existence can only erode not only the society but also any effort being made towards the law and order of the country.

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        This is why countries have a care taker government after an election is called preventing the government in office abusing state resources to create an unfair advantage.

        Unless a proper budget was in place and the office bearers of the UPFA approved it they are not responsible for the bills.

        File a case against them and freeze all their Personal assets. If the court decides that the individuals should pay, auction their frozen assets if the bills are not paid on time.

        To do this, the minister in-charge should have a backbone like the minister of power & energy.

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        When the power and energy minister Champika Ranawaka took over petroleum and Electricity, he made sure that all the former government ministers and MPs pay their bills. We hope the other ministers also have a strong backbone to do what Champika did.

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      I am very unhappy the way Wimal Buruwanse not being arrested/jailed yet for all the hate/scare mongering by manipulating the masses that were only fed with MR media machines over a long period. These masses thought it was all right information the uneducated man adding to the press. May be they donthave the talent to get it, but having passed many years with him sofar, they should finally get that the man is appointed to work in that way for the political survivial of Maha Raja. I once listend to the public speech of Jackson ANtony made before the nation few years ago, depicting MR ‘s rise should be comparable to a King of the nation. Masses in the country would nto see it right or wrong, just acceept the way that air- is the common nature o fthem. But the current admin failed to do the job at least towards Thunmulle Wimae is a greater mistake even if thousands of other issues are sofar being made towards the betterment of the nation.

      • 11
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        Actually , Jackson the Baka Pandith once said , Mafia king is related to Lord Buddha .

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          All the toilet mouths should be treated with the rest of the amunitions left behind by 30 year old war – at least then we the right thinking ones finally could feel it- instead of doing the right thing but to work on abusive agendas is top of agenda of all those men. Apita Budu Saranai -Srilal. So long these low lives are in action, notning towards the progress can be achieved or what achievable is very less.

          • 5
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            Sama ,

            Not to worry , with the introduction of 19A , Mafia king will be useless , even if he became the premier(very unlikely ) there isn’t much he can do , let’s just watch and enjoy the drama as we thoroughly deserve one .

            PS: AS long as CBK is around , Mafia family will have no place in SL politics MY3 will have to do some thing about the current AG ,that is only if we want to see justice on Mafia family.

        • 0
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          Does he Jackson Anthony live in Sl today ?

          • 0
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            very much so , in fact live & kicking . he has been awarded a trophy for being best actor or something .

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              I believe the guy may now be look like as if a dog hide his tail behind. These men like Jackson Anthony would not have chance in EU because his kind of making public speeches turning the stupid mind sets – making Rajano a king – is a greater crime. I really dont know why Uni dons did not open their mouths at the time such speeches took the ground of lanken society. This is the reason why 5.8 Mio vote eligible still voted for a man who abused the nation as no other in the region. Even some journos to stay as if Kirimati gilapu kimbula even today – show that lanken journalists are not at all unbiased. Sirasa does some programs but that means not that even Sirasa does the job well. Neighbouring india really has good programmes such NEWSHOUR… by which even powerful politicians are directly being contacted for their comments. For some reasons even if current Regime is fair against Journos, but most of the lanken kind of Journos still do much less exposing Rajapakshes high profile abuses. I wonder how coudl the bugger add such as ” no foregin accounts for them anywhere”. Who would accept this kind of statements. .. ? pLEse Srilal … add your thoughts to this please.. Greetings from Swtierland.

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                Dear Samuel Jayaweera ,

                It’s not a secret any more ,everybody is aware how Mafia family stole our country resources and wealth , but there is a catch though , these crooks are much, much sophisticated than we thought , they had never opened a single account under their own names nor their close relatives , often used an unsuspecting , very loyal subordinate/colleague as their proxy/agent to do all the dirty work for them. case in point ,our SL Russian Ambassador Udayanga Weerathunga , he had used an unsuspecting colleague of his to hide all his ill gotten money in Russia , only after the alleged murder of this man by UW, his relatives thought to come forward and spill the beans , if not every thing seems to be ok. sudden opening of a bank of Ceylon branch in Seashells is an excellent place to start the investigation ,but cooperation of Seyshell’s government is going to be a stumbling block though.my suspicion , they maintain different bank accounts under different people’s name in Dubai, Ukraine ,few of the Caribbean islands and may be Bahamas as well. Mafia Family always knows how to be two steps ahead of the law & order in any country , hence they must have used most sophisticated methods to conceal their loot. apart from bank accounts they must be having billions of worth properties under different investors name in SL as well as off shores , such instant is A.S.P Liyanage’s peacock palace drama , obviously that has gone horribly wrong , let’s wait and see how the drama is going to get unfolded.

                i don’t know how Dubai government is going to cooperate with SL government , Dubai is a place where all the crooks in the world flock to purchase properties , former Thailand ousted prime minister Thaksin shinawatra is said to be a close friend of our mafia king and residing in Dubai , he must have given one or two good advice as to how to conceal the loot in Dubai , at the end of the day , it’s present government’s duty & responsibility to trace and bring back our tax payers money to its rightful owners. hope Harsha and Waliamuna will unlock all the secrets bank accounts.

                PS: Mafia king’s second son , Navy Yoshitha suddenly rushed to Dubai to engage in very important, urgent work , present yahapalana government let him off the hook to do as he wished , God knows what was he up to !

    • 10
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      Myself, As citizen, have used the Sri Lankan air force several times travelling across for business propose, But I still paid the bill of my own travels with SLAF, How come these guys are using it without paying the bills?!

      • 6
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        Sri Lanka Air Force should be forced to send a Letter of Demand to the former Maharajano, Maharajini and Kumarayo. What are they waiting for?

        • 7
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          also to Potty mouth Weere and Dayasiri along with Shiranee and Namal… who ddi they think they are o use the SLAF flights as if it was their great grand fathers property. Send them letters of demands to pay up within 2 weeks or face charges for non payment.. as ad whne they are asked to pay. make them pay costs and a penalty too including lawyers fees..

      • 2
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        You maintained ethics and the rest don’t know what is it.
        Also, they know the innocent and ignorant citizens are there to pay for their joy rides in the form of taxes. The mass don’t have a clue as to who pays their hefty salaries and pensions!!

    • 3
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      Pot Shot

      If he shuts his mouth how would you know whether he suffers from inferiority complex or sits on his brain?

      The more he opens his mouth more people can see the sort of things that he carries in his head.

      On the other hand freedom of speech should be respected. Here is a quote of the day:

      “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”

      – Voltaire

      • 8
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        Come on NV , enough is enough , This 3 rd grade toilet mouth has done enough damage to SL political culture as well as society as a whole . provoking other communities is not freedom of speech , time is right to send them packing where they really belong.

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          srilal

          “provoking other communities is not freedom of speech , time is right to send them packing where they really belong.”

          If people trust this man, there is some thing completely wrong with them, not with him.

          If something is wrong with him (no doubt everything is) then the pertinent question is what sort of society that has produced such person(s), a philosophical for which all us are struggling to find answer(s).

          Do we blame Wimal or blame the entire society, his parents, his elders, his teachers, his friends(?), …. associates or ourselves?

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            NV ,

            Putting the entire blame on the illiterate, vulnerable segment of the society is not the right thing NV , yes they are extremely stupid , for them whoever comes and distribute any thing and then promising sun & moon is worth more than any thing , obviously that person is going to be their savior afterwords , art of lying and deception are in conman’s blood , they know how to exploit the vulnerable , question is , why would rest of us letting those con men to get away with the blue murder.i think it’s our duty to expose those selfish scums for a greater cause , haven’t we exposed DJ ? it’s time to do the honors for Google Mudiyansalage thunmulle Booruwansa as well.

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              srilal

              “i think it’s our duty to expose those selfish scums for a greater cause , haven’t we exposed DJ ?”

              I agree with you completely, must go on exposing these con artists, liars, public racists, criminals, ……… despots, ……

              The problem with stupid masses is that they do not want to ask the most difficult questions, nor be contrarians, that is because they fear they may be branded as traitors, enemies and what not, fear for their life, lose favours, ……..

              Our young ones are conditioned from very early age of their development to obey, listen, tow the line, father mother guruvarayo is always right, not to question, learn by heart, never be creative, never allowed to have alternative opinion, …..

              There are interesting words in our vocabulary, however we teach our children not to use them. Teachers and elders believe that it is rude to ask question. A child who is not exposed to rational thinking will always believe what they learnt at school, from their religious leaders, parents, neighbour, friend is always right. This is passed to the future generation. Questioning seem offensive in this island.

              Therefore from their young age children avoid words such as

              Why
              What
              When
              How
              Where
              Who
              Which
              Why Now?

              If children are trained not to ask awkward questions they obviously grow into believing politicians can indeed import free rice from moon and historians are right when they write Sinhala race started from union of beast and beauty.

              For example look at some comment in this forum that do not question but conform to orthodoxy. Those commentators are comfortable working with their preset mind and within comfortable zones.

  • 15
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    The passengers who used these flights should be made to pay. In the budget more funds were allocated for defence, not for free air rides to all these goons.

    • 7
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      No need to ask just deduct the amount from MRs monthly pay !

      • 3
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        then he will cry out loud saying hos legal salary too is not paid properly and he will ask his supporters to care for him…like how he was given a super luxury house in Battaramulla by the ASP group… this ASP group should be investigated by the Inland Revenue dept to check if he has paid taxes on this amount… and also vehicles that were provided by well wishers so that MR has a decent fleet of vehicles so that he can visit more Temples and use up the petrol allowances he is entitled to and ask for more…

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          That A.S.P Liyanage character is another dodgy ,self serving scum ,soon after 2010 presidential election there was a hot topic going rounds among the masses as to who the real owner of that peacock palace, finally when the media got the attention and started to discuss about it , all over sudden This A.S.P character appeared from no where and claimed the ownership , of course afterwords nobody paid any interest and that rumor died down , only after 9 th Jan that old rumor started to reappear again , of course this time proved who the real owner is .

  • 9
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    RE: Helicopter Bills: ‘Passengers Should Pay’ Says Ravi K – ‘Srisena & SLFP Should Pay’ Says Wimal W

    Can Wimal Buruwansa Count? The Idiot , who voted for Mahinda Rajapaksa, and was a FORMER Mminister in the Mara Regime, understand that the Bill for Sirisena is 1/1,000 th of those of Mahinda Rajapaksa?

    Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s Speech on Wimal Weerawansa

    He says: 2/2 =0.. To we need these Idiots to run a country?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UMO0jqC7ww

    Sujeewa Senasinghe in action

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voE2S3w3dCM

    • 3
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      Seek his wife help. She would remember the number of trips.

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        which wife?[Edited out]

  • 7
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    Leadership of a party can be responsible for ‘uses’ and not ‘abuses’. Those who abused the privileges must pay.

    • 4
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      But they abused, This is not NORMAL! Technically whoever uses aircraft pays upfront for the travel cost. But these guys used WITHOUT paying!

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    As usual more complains, more mouth fights, more fact finding commissions & more fraud but no action – it is our modia trade mark. All knows MR &co looted Srilanks left and right, north to south but can’t arrest any one including MR. But one thing, sihghalese are very clever in crooked things like creating trouble between different cultures by adopting Muslim name Mohamed – singhala Mohamed worked in East and now working in north with the help of army. I don’t think Singhala Mohamed can cheat north Tamils very long. Why that Indian king sent out that ship full of thugs and why that ship should land in Ceylon, is it to punish Tamil natives. O God please save us while our leader left us in the middle of the sea.

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      Senthil .

      “O God please save us while our leader left us in the middle of the sea “

      who was your leader ?

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    These government instituitions should be able criminallycharge the usersto recover the cost of all these air rides.

  • 2
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    Good one…

    How much did Galleon Ravi pay for his trip to offer Santhosam to Lord Ktaragaman after he got his Finance Gig from the unelected PM?.

    Or was the Helicopter fee paid with Galleon money?..

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      K.A Sumanasekera

      “Finance Gig from the unelected PM?”

      You mean Rudra (TGTE)?

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        Dear Native,

        I thought your mates, one Mil of them,ticked Rudra at the last election.

        Our unelected PM apparently keeps the Temple Tree’s land line open to Rudra and his whole Cabinet and the Senators, via the UNP London Chapter.HQ.
        UNP Londoners and their Diaspora buddies felicitated even our Bo Tree Hugging President, on his recent visit to London..

        I am not making this up… Right.

        Sira himself divulged that he felt like a Negambo Lagoon Crab in a steaming pot, after listening to .Cameron and may be Milliband as well.

        BTW, Wonder whether there are Dalit Diasporians in London?..

    • 0
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      I think you should visit a mental doctor. If you travel by bus, can you ask another person to pay for your ticket. You will get a thundering slap or get kicked out of the bus. Stick to the point.

  • 4
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    at last….. none will pay nor will anyone be punshed ?

  • 5
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    Mahinda & Co contested this election against the law & constitution. The party was under a dictatorship and there was no democracy.Only his family benefitted from his presidency and he was misused it. So, he and his family should pay for it from the wealth they accumulated using this power.

  • 6
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    Who is weerasena? He did not contest for Presidency? He should pay for his part from his personal wealth?

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    The puny Pannikkaya Ralage Wimal the drum beater for MaRa, and others: without the beating about the bush, the government should prosecute these vermins if they refuse to pay immediately!

    Can we have a free bus ride? What will punchi Singho do if caught without a bus ticket let alone a plane ride?

    If the SLFP has to pay, there should have been a resolution agreeing to pay at a council meeting with proper minutes prior to the ride!!!
    Who knows whether Panikkaya and others have gone to see their paramours as most had/have?

    This illetrate imbecile cannot make statements with impunity as he did previously.

  • 5
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    Ben-Ali style corrupt Rajapakse family fights shy of paying for helcopters used?

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    Ravi Karunanayake is another corrupt politician.[Edited out]

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    [Edited out] We are sorry, the comment language is English – CT

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    Refer this to Supreme Court

  • 0
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    feeling sad for this type of mongol weerawansa. he doesn’t regret the work he has done for the country. he was campaign for mahinda who misuse our resources, therefor, not MS , mahinda and his clan should pay the price.

  • 0
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    Srilal,

    You know who is our leader, it is one and only Mahathma Gandi. You never had a real leader. Thudda Gamunu complained about sea and innocent Tamils, modern MR sent innocent country singhala youths to fight while he and his family was looting the country left and right, you need actual leader like Nelson Mandela.

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      Senthil

      So you thought it’s ok to blame me for not having a real leader for Sinhalese people and the same time you took the liberty to claim M.Gandhi as your leader , great ! as long as racially divided, narrow minded people like you control the country , we will have no future .

      PS : i never think people as Tamils or Sinhalese , i always think we are all Srilankans !

  • 0
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    During helicopter rides the where the whole Yahapalana team travels the bill must be settled by the Lady who occupies Sira’s seat in the chopper.

  • 0
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    There is a lot of talk. The government must recover the monies from the paasengers who used it.

    With these recoveries Airforce salaries can be paid for some time. Government need not borrow using Treasury Bonds.

  • 0
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    This is the culture promoted by Mahinda regime. Use all state resources for your use and the tax payers funds are extracted for their fun and frolic. For this shameless Wimal he does not think like that. This is why he is now leading the MR entry into politics drama. He has to get more funds to his pocket. What they have lost is felt by him and his wife. They are going crazy without maharaja unusuma. Without talking bulshit the people should get on to the streets and demonstrate against this pinbatha’s.

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