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Investigations Of Cheques Cashed Close To Presidential Election 2015 Continue, Ranil Assures UNP

Prime Minister and leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing the party’s parliamentary group at Temple Trees yesterday, said that the Police are continuing investigations into a large number of cheques in the run up to the 2015 Presidential Election.

Wickremesinghe was responding to a news item published in the Sunday Times on the 15th of July where it was claimed that investigations had stalled.

He explained that according to a complained lodged with the Police by one Disanayake Mudiyanselage Sarath Dissanayake, a total of Rs 1398 million had been obtained by cashing 82 cheques between December 1, 2014 and January 8, 2015. They money apparently had been given to various officials in the President’s office.

‘These include cheques issued by the “China Harbour company”. The special investigation unit of the Police has submitted relevant documents to the Attorney General’s office. Investigations continue under the supervision of Deputy Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda and have not stopped,’ Wickremesinghe said.

Wickremesinghe further said that the Central Bank had sent cheques from Standard Chartered Bank to the CID in 2015 for examination and that the CID is still conducting investigations.

‘There is evidence in some cases and evidence had not yet surfaced in others. Investigations have not stopped.’

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    PM if your CID needs such along time to check on cheques given to Standard Charter , please get rid of the CID and hire a private firm as their job will be more effective. Please PM it is not time to joke around You have only 2 more years

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      Prime Minister,

      Why does it take so long to trace the cashed cheques issued by the Chinese company for the CID to trace and investigate? Is it the mean national IQ of 79 or something else?

      Just curious.

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      [Please PM it is not time to joke around You have only 2 more years]

      Sounds ominous and soo finale.

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      Much less than two years, Renu.
      .
      18 months from now, the next Presidency would have been well under way for some time.

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        Sinhala_Man,

        “18 months from now, the next Presidency would have been well under way for some time.”

        Then, there will be a new set of clowns and crooks for the land where the mean IQ is 79.

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    What about the Bondscam Ranil’s checks issued by PT?
    Investigation stalled too?!
    Quid pro quo?!
    HA, Ha Ha?!

    Miracle of Modayas indeed. !
    and now we are fed Fake News stories un-becoming of a Finance Ministet by Mangala about drug kingpins to distract us from Bondscam and IMF foreign Fake Aid debt trap fake aid development projects to buy corrupt politicians

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    The Lankan Style. Assurance followed by reassurance, commissions followed by another commission to study the report of the previous one, retired judges and other well known called from their slummer to help finding facts….( which are obvious), The Thamasha /Sham continues as usual and the down side in expenses are unabated. The public takes either of the two sides of aisle (right or left) and keeps debating and criticizing . Who is the biggest THIEF?????

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    Dr. Ranil you will have to take full responsibility, as you have let down the UNP very badly. Please for God’s sake do not have any deals with the Jarafucksas.
    I hope you are reading the CT comments.

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    I hope”all cheques and cash transactions in bank accounts including where John Kerry’s USD 500 million went will be investigated. your statement is a joke although no one is laughing

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    Why is Dr Ranil wasting the valuable resources of the CID, to check Cheques , when his mate and Cabinet Colleague and his Spokes Person Dr Rajitha and Son have seen USD 18 Million in Cold Cash of President Mahinda’s stolen money in a Arab Bank Vault?.

    No wonder Bloemendhal Pathalaya is going berserk. And the UNP Heavy Minister’s golyayas are selling Crack Tablets to St Thomas boys in Galkissa.

    I don’t think any Sinhala Bbuddhist will believe this Bull Shit any more.
    If Dr Ranil wants to be fair dinkum , he should bring his mate Mahendran from Singapore and put him on display at the Central Bank for at least two hours a day until the next Election.
    .

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      Was it $18 Million or $18 billion, was it Dr Rajitha or Mangalan who saw MR stacking $18 billion high and sleeping on it?

      “I don’t think any Sinhala Bbuddhist will believe this Bull Shit any more.”

      Were the Sinhala/Buddhists expecting Dr Mahinda to steal more? It must be a great shame for MR’s balls carriers who believed Dr Mahinda is so great he could and should and capable of stealing more than 18 Trillion.

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        Dear Native,
        Thanks for correcting my Arithmetic.
        Dr Rajitha & Son must have tripped over, the USD 18 Billuion.
        Then again it is a hell of a f******* lot of Money,]
        May be they climbed over them..
        Sinhala Buddhists are now more worried about Dr Ranil’s ETCA with Hindians and the FTA with Singaporeans.
        Mallika wass beaming in Parliament after signing the latter.
        Dr Ranil can now have Dr Mahendran’s Sanitary Pads and Swabs when the Singaporeans ship their Medical Waste to us.
        I hope and pray Dr Ranil & Mallika build their Yahapalana Incinerators in the North or the East or any other Province other than the ones in the South.
        They can build them even in Keselwatta and I don’ t care although I live in Wellawatta..

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          KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

          Could you summarize and translate your rant into any of the following languages:
          Sinhala, Tamils, Esperanto or English

  • 12
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    This is akin to olden days “Raja Sabawa” – The UNP Parliamentary Group being kept “Entertained” by it’s own “Leader” deputizing the “Rajavasala Kawataya”- the well known dead and gone “Andare”, at the “Rajavasala” – The present day named ” Temple Trees”.

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    It seems to be Ranil W’s latest punchline, since all of his previous such have failed to excavate any such fraud.

    Whilst Ranil W if failing miserably in the economic front, he is now attempting to show progress on investigating corruption, which I do not assume for a single moment that the general public would believe in.

    Ranil W, is just embarrassing himself ( and the UNP) with such unfounded statements/ claims, that he has really lost his realistic sense in today’s political sphere of Sri Lanka.
    No surprise that the SLPP and Mahinda R, “et al” are making a come-back big time.

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    I would not be surprised, if we are told, at the end of the investigations that the cheques had BOUNCED!

  • 9
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    I supported the Yahapalanaya and I still oppose the previous regime.

    But it must be said that this kind of article is only in preparation for the next election. Thajudeen’s case. Lasantha, Keith Noyar, Ekneligoda will all surface now.

    My question is what has the Yahapalanya done with the mandate people gave them in 2015???????

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      Gune.
      the answer is simple.
      like previous governments they have enriched themselves vastly to live in comfort for many generations; politics in SL is a dirty game to hoodwink the people; this saga will continue the next time round. It’s SAD !

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    It is the before the last election PM created FCID. HE said he would prepare legislation also for that. forget the prosecution, he continues harassing his political opponents. Now there is new accusation that CIABOC was funded by USA-AID (CIA). Mangalsa Samaraweera continues to article after article because he is brining and enacting laws to make the country’s economy and assets easy for roegien companies to buy and exploit. Ranil and Mangala’s friendly country is going for Trade protrection while Ranil is economic ultra-liberal and continuies importing even Chillie, onion, potato and rice. Public is taxed at 40% while Importing super luxury sports vehicles for parliamentarians is legal as per CIABOC. They continue to screw up the higher education. because SAITM students I heard still without employment.while let students go overseas. British govt had supported Sinhala buddhists and did not let Tamils and Muslims dance the way they want. but, In this govt’s bhikkus are in jail over 60 upto now. Bhikku ghanasara went to jail for one year saying something to that woman, HE became some one like a convicted murderer. On the other hand, Vijayakala Mendis (nee Maheswaran) said LTTE should be reivived. I Say yes, blow up politicians first. but she is a UNP-heroine. Mahinda Rajapakse and Maithripala sirisena are silent. they are waiting whether they can score with that for the election.

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    What is the legal status regarding political donations in Sri Lanka? There is nothing against donating to a political campaign either by an individual, a company or even a country. So, unless it can be proven that these were not donations but bribes this is whole lot of hot air and RW is smart enough to know that, and he is also smart enough to know that when the government change similar cheques paid to the Yahapalas will be dredged up. The difference is since Yahapalas won the chances that any “donation” that they received can be linked to any “favours” granted, MrRW knows that too.

  • 2
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    Ban enough Master Minded the swindling of the Central Bank in 40 days of coming to power…
    Now behaving like an Idi.t making idi.tic statements.

    Were we hallucinating when we were dreaming here is the man who could pull SL through………?/
    We have been living in a dream world banking on an absolute idi.t.
    just a talkshop.

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    Only good thing is Ranil talk and neglect. Mahinda Rajapakse did not here any of those. instead he tried to cheat the public by abusing TV, SLABC, govt money, vehicles, govt officlas and now he syys to himself and to others. It is NAMAL and BASIL who screwed me up. That is what I did not know, now I can do it. IF you can not give it to me I will do it. gotabhaya is not a sinat at least HE will not destroy sinhala buddhists.

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    On 08 January early 2015, RW was mandated to address corruption/nepotism/impunity. RW decided to do this HIS WAY. He drew up a list EXCLUDING certain names. The list got too long and today he is reaping the harvest of what he sowed.

    Not too late to put things right.
    RW: Spare us the misery of having to choose between two baddies.

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    He asked for the proof from NYT, to start the investigation. It was only to turn around and prove NYT fabricated the canard. A commission needed to find out how a case, with such abundant prove, was stopped at the latter stage.
    This is how things go wrong for anybody, even to Super Powers. After getting American Help in 2015, Ranil gave up on America and was working with China with full cooperation. America called Old Brother Prince and trying to prepare him for the next election. Immediately after him coming from America, Old Brother Prince went to China and handed over the whole secret plan. So Atul Keshap asked Old King why Old Brother Prince did that. Old King, tipped by American Ambassador of the Old Brother Prince ambitions of becoming the EP, asked Udayanga to come back to country (only a drama, not real) to thaw Old Brother Prince’s greed. In the meantime, NYT attempted beat China and Old Royals with one stone. But that is a loss and victory for Ranil.
    What Ranil, now, planning is to revenge the NYT the same way he did to Attanayake, Pillaiyan, Karuna, Atul Keshap……….Whatever happens, Ranil will not let NYT go easily because it had pushed him near to blacklist China. Sooner or later Appe Aanduwa will publish documents on the opposite direction of what NYT wrote and will make NYT to print and apology for their mistake. Just like in the case of “Lies Agreed Upon”, Dharisha Bastians and Arthur Wamanan will witness on the “Lies Agreed Upon III “that a Tabloid Newspaper NYT forced them to lie. You guys remember Ex State Secretary Hillary Clinton apologized for Lankawe to telling that Rapist Army uses Rape as weapon?
    Ranil is probably working on this for that.

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    How can the Yahapalana CID find so much time to check these Cheques, even if Dr Ranil pays them Overtime ?.
    Yesterday Dr Ranil asked the CID to find out who is the Heavy Cabinet Minister who is protecting the Pathlaya Big Wigs who control the Drug Business in Lankawe.
    Good Stuff.
    I just listened to the Kotte Tape of Wimala Weerwansa’s Speech.
    He said 5 Pathalaya blokes are involved in importing Kerala Joints in Kelaniya.
    They are closely associated with a certain heavy Minister who is a very close mate of Dr Ranil.
    In fact Dr Ranil gave him the Kotte Seat from the National List.
    Wimale even named him in Parliament.
    Now, the question is why Dr Ranil has to pay more O/T to the CID?.
    Are there any other Ministers who are even heavier?.
    But then Wimale didn’t say anything about the Crack Tablets which killed those Two Rugby Boys from Wales?…

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    “He explained that according to a complained lodged with the Police by one Disanayake Mudiyanselage Sarath……???”
    Just one guy made a complaint to the Police!!!
    What happened to the FCID?

  • 1
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    Ranil is a Muslim inside, trying to sell our country to Saudis. Sri Sena is a Tamil inside, trying to sell our mother lanka to India

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    Amidst all these uproar where is [edited out] Chandrika, the so called architect of Yakagapalana??

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    what happened to the investigations that have been done on other matters?thajudeen,lasantha,eknelikoda etc.Why no investigation into who gave orders to kill vijayakala’s husband mannenai maheswaran.All are saying it is douglas.So why is he not arrested?

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    Waiting for next major election cycle……………That’s the assurance given to UNP back bench……

  • 0
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    We know that the closet of the Elites are full of dirty clothes.

    We want these washed in public.

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    A bank robber is looking into other’s crimes ?? Hilarious.

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    My view is that if democracy is to survive, then the voter must have a choice. Destroying a major political party would leave the voter with a Hobson’s choice. What the leader of the UNP is doing is to take his supporters for a ride; after all he had all this time to get this basic matter of checks being cashed looked into. With this type of activity the standing of the party goes down first with the independent voters. Thereafter party supporters too would get demoralized, which is the beginning of the end. The rest is clear. Therefore the leadership must understand that giving a pipe dream is the last thing that must be done. DELIVER SOMETHING AND SHOW THAT YOU HAVE DELIVERED. Take the manifesto and make a check-list of promises. What proportion of it have you achieved? That is your performance index.

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