27 October, 2020

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“It Wasn’t Me,” – Sajin Vass Denies Involvement In Rajapaksa’s Shady Dealings

Controversial politician and one time loyalist of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sajin de Vass Gunawardena has denied any involvement in any of the alleged corrupt dealings of Rajapaksa and family.

Mahinda and Vass

Mahinda and Vass

Speaking to the media in Colombo, Gunawardena said that he will not be a witness in any legal case because he had no involvement in any of the alleged dealings during the Rajapaksa regime. “How would I know anything about them, when I was not involved in any of these dealings. Investigations are being carried out, so have patience, in due time people will get to know who were behind these deals. I don’t need to be a witness because I was not involved in them,” he said.

He also went on to add that if the accusations leveled by some politicians were true about him acquiring his wealth in an unscrupulous manner, then he would be behind bars by now. “I have submitted all my asset details and my accounts and how I earned my money to the relevant authorities. Everything is transparent. Everyone thinks I got money by stealing, but that is not true. If I had not submitted these information by now, then I would be in jail by now,” he added.

Gunawardena also said that his loyalty was for the SLFP and not for any individual, and hence will continue to work for the betterment of the party under the current leader of the party who is Maithripala Sirisena.

He also alleged that a certain Rajapaksa was victimizing him. “It’s not Mahinda Rajapaksa, but another Rajapaksa. This person is using about 12 websites to sling mud against me,” he said while refusing to name which Rajapaksa it was.

“Because I have not been involved in any corrupt dealings during the previous regime, I can stand straight. I only carried out my duties as a coordinator and as an MP, but I didn’t go beyond that,” he added.

He said that he was not afraid of any investigation because he had nothing to hide. “If anyone wants to investigate, they should. They will eventually find out that I was not involved in anything shade. I am not scared, I should be scared only if i did something wrong, and I have not done anything wrong,” he claimed.

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    Yo man, Sajin!

    “Honey came in and she caught me red-handed.
    Creeping with the girl next door.
    Picture this we were both butt-naked.
    Banging on the bathroom floor (wasn’t me).

    Saw me banging on the sofa (wasn’t me).
    I even had her in the shower (wasn’t me).
    She even caught me on camera (wasn’t me).
    Heard the screams getting louder (wasn’t me)

    To be a true player you have to know how to play” – Shaggy

    Cheers!

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      Finally Sajin should spill the bean…

      Then people can slowly move to the truths of the stories.

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        The way this guy talks now, it looks as if Sirisena has done a deal with him.

        He has a way of cozying up to powers that be. If his modus operandi with Mahinda was not self-evident to Sirisena, I don’t know what Sirisena has learned in 40 years in politics.

        Can Sirisena get more stupid than this?

        I don’t know where Ranil stands in all of this.

        One can strongly suspect Sajin is a Trojan Horse sent in by Mahinda camp to destroy the foolish Yahapalanaya mob at the right time.

        Disgusted doesn’t adequately describe how one feels.

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          No nimal, if the doors are close, you would not even reach in findings the close bits – best thing is to take this man for trace all the bits.

          The reason why FCID or any others that made every efforts but delayed to convict these men because they are interconnected and all should be proved to draw conclusions.

          So this way, Keeping this abusive creature on the board they can achieve a lot than not keepinghim. That is what i feel. i really dont think that Mr Sirisena is stupid person, how he moves.. with much patience is not because of lack of know how. See how they managed Galle rally… all in all, that ended up proving that his is becoming most powerful than the bunch led by Alibaba and 40 thieves.
          These are politicals tricks being applied be it on the west or in our countries. However, we can see how it gets forward next days.

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        Lol.. and now Sajin is the honest guy we should be trusting to tell us the truth?????

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          who is honest in the last bunch ?

          That is what causes investigations to extend this way. Everyone is interconnected.

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      Nice One Ben!

      Most appropriate for our Sajin; slippery as a wet ho’thambuwa.

      The wharf clerk knows where all the tainted moolah is hidden and he is leading the dumb cuckoos on his back on a merry chase. His strategy is to play for time and hold on till the day when his Godfather comes back to power.

      Slapper Sajin knows all the tricks in the book, and he is playing every one. His ‘turning’ state witness is one master stroke. He is the ultimate ‘souththuwa’ and the authorities will be going round in circles till thy Kingdom come.

      Not a bugger will go to jail.

      PS: The Thajudeen case however will see some results, but NOT the ……

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        Spring Koha

        “Slapper Sajin knows all the tricks in the book, and he is playing every one.”

        I thought Mervyn Silva PhD played it very well. He turned state witness early on last year.

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          Native Vedda,

          Yes, Mervyn Silva PhD did turn state witness but he was more of a ‘spoiler’ for the Great Liberator. I saw him the other day and he looked a bit pale; I hope he is not unwell. It would an irreparable loss to the nation if the learned man took up residence in that subterra plot in Colombo 8 (already booked) without sharing the parallel path he travelled with his Southern Godfather.

          The Wharf Clerk (unlike the one-time suitor to Ms Pillay) had access to the Private Ledger, and the Bookkeeper tells me that though the ledger does not balance, there is no panic as various control accounts have still to be balanced, and cleared.

          In our land of unlimited ACMA’s, there is no need to panic. Just yet!

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            Cat_O_Lic lover of Don Carolis Attethimbre furniture.

            ““Slapper Sajin” should have behaved like Tyson and bitten the Cat_O_Lic
            No_Miss because he lied to everyone at UK that Sinhalese were 2500 year culture.
            Why so? Just to sell Mackwoods tea (Mackwoods tea the stolen sterling company). Even this evening when I went out for a cup of conversational tea with 2 English friends one asked for it by name and the other prefered Mint infusion.

            I eat Cat_O_lics on Fridays!!)))

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            Spring Koha

            The god father is supposed to be Mervyn’s step brother. Any truth? Mervyn’s mother was a kept woman by godfather’s father.

            The story is that Mervyn’s mother used to feed the Godfather when both were young.

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              Native Vedda

              You are pushing me close to the edge.

              You may well be right, but I couldn’t possibly comment.

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                Spring Koha

                You have let me down.

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      Hope u come to u r damn world hope u come 2 u r conclusion ..jaffna library burnt by u sinhala budhist thugs….bro…u should remember cant change u r sinhala Buddhist thugs….sinhala Buddhist brain’s live in their own world….bro sleep well …no nightmares..t..kay….

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    If Sajin Vas Gunawardane is NOT a Witness in any of the cases investigated as claimed by him, the PEOPLES” question to the Mr. President is: Why have you given him security from the PSD with “back up” vehicles just because he said that his life is under threat. Don’t you understand that all such expenses have to be borne by the PEOPLE? We know that there is a case against him in courts for misuse of Government vehicles and he is on bail. Earlier, Sajin claimed that there was a threat to his life, because he agreed to be a “State Witness” in future investigations and the Government immediately gave him “protection” from the PSD. Now with this declaration by Sajin, why don’t you WITHDRAW that “Security Contingent” immediately? He is on bail and let him be that way and defend himself. In giving protection to this “accused”, mind you not a “witness”; Mr. President, you too are suspected of some underhand deal with this corrupt and dirty politician. This “association” and “protection” given at the expense of the PEOPLE will have to be EXPLAINED and ACCOUNTED for in your own terms of Yahapalanaya that you promised to the civil society on January 8th 2015. When this action was taken the civil society cautioned you; but you dare not listen and just see how you are now called upon to explain and account for. You chose to sleep with a dog and now you have to wake up with those blood sucking ticks. Don’t you feel ashamed of what you have done and letting down the PEOPLE in this manner?

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      Sound logic Douglas, except that in the case of Slapper Sajin (‘Athudauwa’ to the Great Liberator), normal logic does not apply. Instead think ‘My enemies, NO problem, My Trusted Friend and Golaya I must keep close and safe’.

      WE the People are being stuffed like tender chickens by these half-past-six buggers.

  • 16
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    Yes we believe you. We also believe you managed Mihin Lanka profitably. Therefor if you play your cards wel, you will be given Sri Lankan Airline on a platter. Who cares!

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    Minster Mahindananda (The former Sports Minster) said in Parliament the money in one of his accounts amounting to 1 million dollars was a “gift” from his brother living in Japan.

    This Minister is still in actively involved in Politics. Its not that they are not corrupt.

    They have stories ordinary cops will struggle to prove anything illegal has taken place.

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      vibushana”
      ” Its not that they are not corrupt. They have stories ordinary cops will struggle to prove anything illegal has taken place.”
      Are you asking for international help?? Do you want Scotlandyard to be involved?? how about ISIS will they do???

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    In the eyes of the Srilankan public you are a rogue , liar and suckler who will let down anybody for your benefit . Ranil and the President should have no dealing with such rogues as your names too will be Tarnished by
    your actions and eventually end up in a political dustbin soon, and you will go to the history books as ones who protected rogues who swindled public money. We have the right to express our candid opinion with the Yahapalanaya

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    What a low life ?

  • 12
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    Oh what a sweet alter boy!

    Ben Hurling has said ample words about this innocent boy. No need to add more to Ben’s spot-on assessment of this guy.

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    Anura had this to say in Parliament on 5-5-16 re Sajin, inter-alia:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNzuECS_v1g#t=2003

    Lest we forget, here goes The
    Story of SAJIN VASS GUNEWARDENA 20-10-14 Readers comments in CT
    ” 1. Sajin’s palatial house down Horton place Colombo 7 is located in the private road right opposite the Laksman Kadirgamr Institute of International Relations.It bears assement no.19/2.Just a look at the palatial house reveals it’s luxury.An unauthorized guard house at the top of the lane blocks free movement of cars on that road.The dozen or so of back up vehicles inconvenience the The baggage-boy and the King jointly have done well – even a future COI will not touch them. Culled from comments in CT reveals this wealth:-1. 7 helicopters and a company called Cosmos Avaiation + Offices – $500,000 x 7 = $5,000,000 2 Owns a luxury 15 roomed luxury mansion at Horton Place Colombo 7 (with large swimming pool,jacuzzi and elevator facility – $500,000 2. 100 roomed Luxury Ameythist Resort in Passikudah – $2,000,000 4. Owns a 79 room resort in Maldives – $1,000,000 5. Owns a fleet of Benz,Jaguar,and other luxury vehicles. – $2,000,000 6. 23 room mansion in Toorak, Melbourne, in the millionaires’ row. – $3,000,000 7. The block of 16 apartments in Pitt Street, Sydney City Centre. – $2,000,000 8. Part owner of the racehorse Black Caviar, (Australian Thoroughbred undefeated in 25 races) with the Emir of Kuwait. – $2,000,000 9. A vineyard (350 Ha) in Borossa Valley, South Australia – $3,000,000 Totals only 20 M USD!!
    neighbourhood but no one dare complain for sheer fear. 2.Sajin is always provided with an escort by armed Commandos who always follow this rouge in 2 government owned Land Rovers.In addition a black Land Rover with thugs dressed in white short sell even shirt and black pants also follow .So tax payers are paying to protect a thug !!! 3.Sajin also owns the massive building down down Dudley Senanayake Mawatha ( formerly Castle street) Colombo 8.this building is located in the lane next to the MINI Showrooms, the first private road to the left as one travels from the Horton Place / Kynsey Road traffic light junction.The building is is the second to the right on that private road.It now houses KOICA a Korean company that pays Sajin Rupees three million a month.Formerly this building housed Cosmos Aviation Services which operates Sajin’s fleet of 7 helicopters.What a tragedy , afellow who could not afford to pay1800 bucks on his Volvo car fiancé now travels in one of his own helicopters when he visits his luxury 100 roomed Ameythist Resort in Passikudah. Who will inquire and punish this thug who has made millions out of the deal setting up Mihinlanka alone.
    Plus Comments by Tommy in CT on 27-11-14 “ Don’t forget to add Sajin’s fleet of luxury vehicles such as 3 Black Range Rovers costing Rs. 60 million each, a Mercedes Benz 400SEL worth 58 million bearing registration no.CAA 6019 and a full option Maroon colored Jaguar worth Rs. 54 million and a Long wheel base Land Rover Defender bearing registration No.KC 2283 worth Rs. 31 million. The Mercedes Benz 400 SEL and the Jaguar were made bullet proof at an additional cost of US$ 431,000 a piece at an exclusive company in London specializing in such work.This project was handled by Sajin’s sidekick Mohamed Zuraish Hashim ,the chain smoking wheeler dealing businessman living at 63, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 3. Then don’t forget the US $ 9 million that Sajin made as commission for signing agreements with 3 US based Public Relations firms.The man coordinating this was Majintha Joseph Parakrama Jayasinghe who works in the Protocol Section of Foreign Ministry, as Sajin’s bag carrier.Jayasinghe works almost exclusively for Sajin , at a small private office at the BMICH , Colombo 7, paid by the foreign ministry.Majintha secretly revealed details of the deal to Ratnatunge of the Sunday Times who he got to know why working for Lakshman Kadirgamar, and being Baggage Boy for his wife Sughandhi.Sughandhi and Ratnatunge are extremely close friends Then don’t forget to look at stashed millions of dollars in the Seychelles where Sajin was responsible for opening an Embassy although Sri Lanka has no interests to have one there.”

    He probably had made a DEAL with the FCID, whilst living in a 4 star
    hotel, both of which he can easily afford – after all we are Sri Lankans!

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    Reality is that he is slippery when wet. He went about with 2 LandRover Defenders with PSD people during MR’s time. Robbed even his first set of in-laws. He is singing for his supper because RW and others have threatened him. Now he is doing business with RW’s brother and has been showing up with lots of UNP VVIPs and VIPs and at parties. That should say something. He is a mover and a shaker and a doer. They are mesmerized with him like MR was. Sad to see the UNP including their ministers now doing business with him. He is the worse of the worse haali type people around.

    He is getting even because MR refused to give him nomination. He and BR are the ones who raped the nation.Everyone knows he is back at social events with RW’s people.

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    Sajin, If you didn’t steel to get wealthy , then you must be a great success story, one that makes even Steve Job’s story look very small.

    All you Rajapaksa side kicks have a great “rags to riches” story.

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      Oh Yes.SVG has always been an astute Businessman. So much so without exception every single business he owned he managed to run into ground and yet managed to amass so much of wealth.Not many people have managed that.Perhaps Bill Gates,Warren Buffett and Carlos Slim Helu should partner him.

      It would have prudent if he kept his silence instead

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    What a baby? Even butter would not melt in his mouth!

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    Watched one of the interviews of him to a panel of journalists, he denied all wrong doings and even the brawl between him and Chris Nonis. One time a shipping assistant now owns a school to train pilots. Could anyone believe these stories.

    MY3 takes anybody who he believes he can consolidate power within SLFP. Even ge will entertain Gota, Basil or any crook for him to secure the majority support.

    I think this Yahapalana concept is an exploitation to consolidate party politics not to serve the country.

    JVP must also realise that only way forward for economic prosperity is to open rhe market without any restrictions but select which are of advantage.

    God bless Sri Lanka.

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    Oh such an honest man of such great wealth like this thug has no need to rob ha?He can go and tell that to the marines!!Sajin’s ill gotten wealth has been well documented by Punchinileme above.He has missed out on the 6 storied building that the thug has built at Shady Grove Avenue,Off Cotta road in Borella( the road almost opposite Keels super market.) The house is at the bottom of the lane on the right hand side.Then he has a 5 storied building at the bottom of Grenier Road, off cotta road in borella( the lane immediately after the Keels Super market)The building is the last building down this road to the right.Both buildings are easily worth at least 400 million.His properties in Sydney runs into at least 25 million dollars.

    Sajin’s father was a lower middle class government servant who in his early days went like most of us by bus.So this thug did not come from a wealthy family.He was poor as a church mouse.Sajin made his first killing when he swindled, his ex father in lawa’former DIG/Police Carlyle de Silva for 5 Million rupees.For this he spent about 2 months in Welikada jail.He then swindled the owners of Tapes Lanka Pvt Ltd for 12 million.All this was before Sajin met up with the Chena cultivator turned President Percy Mahendra ( Mahinda) Rajapaksa in Dubai where Sajin worked as a lowly Wharf Clerk.The rest of his robbery, murder, womanizing as they say is history.Today he is one of few billionaires in the country.

    By the some months back I was at the JIAC Hilton Restaurant down Union Place Colombo 2 having a beer with some friends.This building houses some luxury Apartments .As I was at the cashier’s counter a waiter came and told the cashier that the pent house occupying Sajin had ordered for 5 portions of Kobe beef stake and 5 beers .The cashier showed me the invoice.Each portion of this exotic Japanese cost Rs.7500/.The total bill was over Rs43000/.This of course was and is peanuts for this man de Vass Gunawardene , the grade 8 educated high school drop out at Royal College.He now speaks like a saint.He now can call himself St. DeVass.! May this fellow perish in hell for his doings.The question is how does this fellow continue to be free and enjoy the protection of the Police.Why oh why is the question.

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    “It Wasn’t Me,”
    I was only his pimp.

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    People who know Sajin, know that he came from nothing and amassed all his wealth during the Rajapaksa regime. A factor no one really questions, is that during Sajin’s tenure at Mihin Lanka, his father Abey devass Gunawardena was the Chairman of Lankaputhra bank. It was Abey devass Gunawardena who approved the Rs. millions of loan to Mihin Lanka. This was fraudulent collusion between father and son to steal from the people of Sri Lanka. It was the Rs. millions that was given to Mihin Lanka that went in to Sajin’s pocket. The Rs. millions from the Lankaputhra bank did not bail out Mihin Lanka because the money never went to Mihin Lanka. The money went to Sajin’s pocket. That’s how Sajin began to roll his money – to purchase helicopters, luxury houses etc. etc. Need to haul in Abey devass Gunawardena in front of the FCID.

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    Pretty simple. Show us how you amassed your wealth from 2002 onwards.
    Can’t understand why the government doesn’t use money laundering laws against this guy.

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      Because my dear .. this government is as bad if not worse than the last! Floundering… doing nothing worthwhile wasting our precious time!

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    “WE the People are being stuffed like tender chickens by these half-past-six buggers. “

    We the people are just Stupid Me Me Me socialistas who have brought the country to its knees.

    Another swollen head democrat.

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    This can happen only in Sri lanka and HIndia

    Now, he is Saint Sajin Vass.

    He never did anything wrong.

    It is all alibaba’s fault that forty thieves were stealing from every direction

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      “”This can happen only in Sri lanka and HIndia””

      Do not be narrow minded about your great father like Native Veddha-
      India has much to offer.

      It happens everywhere throughout the world.

      It’s just that they don’t get caught.

      If they do they have the best Barrister who turns black to white.

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    President Sirisena with all his experience in Politics should know that famous dictum…

    Timeo Danos et Donna Ferrentes:[I fear the Greeks even when bringing Gifts].

    Sajin,as reader nimal Fernando has said above is certainly the Trojan Horse!

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    My namesake is a wheeler dealer and a dignified PIMP. Truth will prevail one day. He is a sucker and a half and made hay when the sun was shinning, not just for himself but to his father and brother.

    The Yahapalanaya government whom we elected has betrayed not just us but the entire country. Its a matter of time before the public rise to send this bloody government home. Whom do we choose to replace this god forsaken lot

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