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MiG Deal: Rajapaksas Paid US$ 10 Million To A Ghost Company: “No Company Called Bellimissa” – Interpol Confirmed

Interpol Headquarters confirmed that there was no company called Bellimissa Holdings Limited in the United Kingdom. When the MiG deal fell into media spotlight in December 2006, it was highlighted that so-called government-government deal involved payment to a mysterious third party, Bellimissa Holdings, UK. Bellimissa was in fact a ghost company that did not exist in any form in the UK. Even London address it had provided to the Defence Ministry was false.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Confirming the media reports, last week, the Interpol Headquarters has reported to the the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) that there was no company called Bellimissa Holdings Limited in the UK.

The controversial MiG 27 deal was first revealed by Sunday Times Defence Correspondent and Senior Journalist Iqbal Athas in December 2006 and further exposed in The Sunday Leader then edited by murdered Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.

It was revealed in the front page report of The Sunday Times dated 03.12.2006 that four MiG 27s purchased in 2006 had been on the market for several years. They had lain in disuse since 1991 and were repaired by Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant before being sold to Sri Lanka. In fact, in 2000, three of these planes had been rejected by SLAF on two different occasions.

Firstly on May 25, 2000, when the SLAF purchased four MiG 27 aircrafts at US$ 1.5 million each, and next on October 24, 2000 when two more MiG 27 aircraft were purchased for US$ 1.6 million each. Thus, it appears that these very same MiG 27 aircraft had earlier been rejected by the SLAF in 2000 were purchased in 2006 at a cost of US$ 2.462 million each.

On the basis of The Sunday Times news report on March 11, 2007 Mangala Samaraweera and Sripathi Sooriyaarachchi, two key minsters who broke away from the Rajapaksa government made complaint to the Bribery Commission alleging corruption part of the Presiden’ts brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Following the complaint the Ministry of Defence issued a statement on March 22, 2007, titled “MiG 27-Inside Story”. This statement is false in many aspects. On of the main issues is the MOD refers this procurement is as a deal between the producer government ( Ukraine ) and the Government of Sri Lanka. This statment is false for the following reasons. Ukrinmash from SLAF purchased these aircrafts is the self-supporting Foreign Trade Investment Subsidiary of UKPSPETSEXPORT – the State company responsible for the export of military products. Such organisation does not fall within the parameters of a government to government contact.

Under a Government to Government deal, monies must be paid to the relevant bank account of the Government or a Government Institution. The MiG purchase monies were not paid to a bank account of ukrimash in Ukraine either. Instead payments were made to the account of UK company named Billimissa Holdings.

Belimissa Holdings Limited is a party of the contact sign by the MOD. So the MOD is deliberately lied to the public to cover up this fraud.

Udayanga Weeratunga, a first cousin of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had allegedly involved in arms sales to separatist rebel fighters in Ukraine, was the main broker of the MiG Deal.

In February 2006, Udayanga Weeratunga was not Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Russia, but a Sri Lankan citizen resident in Ukraine. There was nothing to distinguish him from any other Sri Lankan apart from being a first cousin of the Rajapaksa brothers.

Records from the guard room of Air Force Headquarters indicate that Weeratuna visited the SLAF headquarters no less than 25 times to meet air force officials.

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa filed legal action against The Sunday Leader newspaper to prevent further exposure of the corrupt deal. The investigative reports on the MiG deal proved to be one of the last reports on controversial defence purchases under Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s reign in Sri Lanka’s mainstream press. After The Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge was killed, the newspaper was purchased by a Rajapaksa family friend Asanga Seneviratne. The Sunday Leader, on March this year apologised to Gotabaya Rajapaksa for a series of articles written in the newspapers in 2006 on the purchase of MIG 27 aircraft for the Sri Lankan Air Force. The unqualified apology was carried in The Sunday Leader newspaper of 8.3.2015.

On April 2, 2015, Colombo Telegraph exclusively reported that after violating all laid down norms for recruitment to the Sri Lanka Navy, the son of former President Yoshitha Rajapaksa received a 13th month course sponsored and paid for by Ukrinmarsh, the Ukranian Government’s “State Self-Supporting Foreign Trade and Investment Firm.” 

It was all arranged by Udayanga Weeratunga, former Sri Lanka Ambassador to Russia and first cousin of Rajapaksa. This clearly shows that Weeratunga, who stands accused by the Ukranian Government of selling weapons to pro Russian separatist rebels was operating hand in glove with the former President and his brother, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary.

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Media Not Allowed To Cover Sumanthiran Cross-Examining Gotabaya

Press Barred Again From Covering Gotabaya’s Cross Examination In Court

Apology To Gotabaya By The Sunday Leader

Rajapaksa First Cousin’s Illegal Arms Deals: Sri Lanka To Send Investigation Team To Ukraine

Rajapaksas Siphon Off 18 Billion Dollars: Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

Exclusive: Navy Report Reveals Shocking Details Of Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s Rise – Ukraine Paid The Bills

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  • 47
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    Thank you but enough of these revelations. When do people start serving time for criminal acts in Sri Lanka ? This is pretty serious stuff- endangering the lives of our Air Force personnel.

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      RE: MiG Deal: Rajapaksas Paid US$ 10 Million To A Ghost Company: “No Company Called Bellimissa” – Interpol Confirmed

      “Bellimissa was in fact a ghost company that did not exist in any form in the UK. Even London address it had provided to the Defence Ministry was false.”

      “The controversial MiG 27 deal was first revealed by Sunday Times Defence Correspondent and Senior Journalist Iqbal Athas in December 2006 and further exposed in The Sunday Leader then edited by murdered Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge”

      Go after the Self-Interest?

      “It was all arranged by Udayanga Weeratunga, former Sri Lanka Ambassador to Russia and first cousin of Rajapaksa. This clearly shows that Weeratunga, who stands accused by the Ukranian Government of selling weapons to pro Russian separatist rebels was operating hand in glove with the former President and his brother, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary.”

      No Surprise here. All in the Medamulana Rajapaksa Family.

      • 24
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        BUT still they , The Dhajah Jarapassa clan says,
        that
        ” We did not touch even a red cent from people’s money,
        We just spend our dowry money for people causes, and we are all saints from head to the tail.”

        What a Vultures and Hyenas MODAMOOLANA thives Family.

        • 8
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          Now the big brother is busy trying to bribe the gods !

          He is praying to Seenigama god fearing the imminent arrest of his powerless brother !!

          • 6
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            Point of View

            “Now the big brother is busy trying to bribe the gods ! “

            Mahinda Rajapaksa is running out of Gods to pray and help.

            What other country has more Gods than India?

      • 14
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        Please let me know how I can pay from a bank to a ghost company . The bank verifies the details where this money is going to before the transfer. I would very much love to find out how this transaction could be carried out , Thanks Amarasiri or whoever can provides an answer to this question for me .

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          sarojini ,

          “The bank verifies the details where this money is going to before the transfer. I would very much love to find out how this transaction could be carried out , Thanks Amarasiri or whoever can provides an answer to this question for me .”

          Yes. If it is YOUR money, the banks will send wherever you want the money sent, provided no regulations are violated.

          All they want is the information of the receiver. So, there must have been a receiver a Rajapaksa clone.

          Alternately, a Rajapaksa clone may have got paid in cash, bags full of cash, which is very cumbersome.

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            The Ghost company is in Jersy, I have explained in my comments.

            This is a very simple to track.

            Think, if you go to any bank to transfer funds you have to provide receiving bank information.

            1>Track the transaction date and the request form
            2>Please remember all funds transation has to go through New York
            3>Send a request to them and they will tell you all the details.

            But I gurantee you they know very well big brother is monitering and they have done it in a different way.

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              Jay

              “But I guarantee you they know very well big brother is monitering and they have done it in a different way.”

              May be bags full of cash, jewellery, hold, hems, and even houses “gifted” . Did Basil and Gota get their houses “Gifted” in USA?

          • 4
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            These are all assumptions ie there must have been a receiver for the Rajapakse clone etc. ! SL are known to invent stories as if they have first hand knowledge of what has happened .

            Time to give a rest to these stories .

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          Possibily it can be done with the connivence of certain Bank Staff – say the
          actual transfer is to one party who has “due dillegence” clearance at the
          receiving end but the documents available for the public is in the name of
          a “blind” Company in UK. London being the financial capital of the world, there
          are plenty of crooks within the Banking Sector and this will be vouched by the
          Serious Fraud Office of the UK Police.
          This is why the MS – RW Govt has to strive hard to catch the Big Fish – so
          arresting say Vass on mismagement of HEs fleet of 1500 vehicles is easier and
          no doubt he will be bailed ! Gota can also be charged in similar offences like
          Vass but it will not serve much political purpose?

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          iIts NOT rocket science.. these men float companies in a day and once the transfers r done.. the company is closed and the bank accounts too..

          These guys are famous for taking loans from SL banks and then rob the files set them on fire and delete all data..same tricks they applied here as well…

          GOATa has a bridge for sale in San Francisco, YES !!! the Golden Gate Bridge…would you care to buy?

    • 2
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      they serve their time at the merchants ward… the officers mess…There are 2 sets of laws in SL, one for the high,mighty and powerful another for the masses… This Megalomaniac should have been thrown in jail long ago… or even immediately after Jan 9th…Oh SL I weep for the…

  • 26
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    Gotta R has repeatedly stated that he has only one bank account at Bank of Ceylon for the last 30 years.The kick back is certainly not in this account.

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      Yus

      “Gotta R has repeatedly stated that he has only one bank account at Bank of Ceylon for the last 30 years.The kick back is certainly not in this account.”

      It was in the cronies bank account.

      Gota and his cronies got the mobey in Cash or gold and it was in their bags.

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        Amarasiri what happens when tha actual person who allegedly transferred the money to a friend dies? he cannot take thiis money. With him. So the entire proceeds will go to the account holder. Ie the friend
        Would you Seriously transfer your money say milliions to a friend for safe keeping??? I would never do that.

  • 21
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    Wow! So what else is new???

    Time to put these guys away!

    Wonder how Mahindapala (include Sumanasekera, gigurawa and his other alter-egos), Dayan Jayathileka, Malinda and the other apologists will handle this bit of news?

  • 19
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    The price of a rejected MIG 27 almost doubled than the previous purchase. What more evidence is needed to hold Gota accountable for the decision. Even the evaluation of the purchase of this aircraft was asked to be completed within a day. I thought Srilankans are better educated than others in the region but we still find some still approve of this conduct. Can a country progress to the next level with such attitude is the million dollar question.

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      Sensible Citizen

      “The price of a rejected MIG 27 almost doubled than the previous purchase.”

      It is called Commissions, Santorum, and Positive Depreciation, called Appreciation, because it is becoming an “Antique” Junk.

  • 25
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    Frauds after frauds. May be MR & Co will go in the guineas book of records. What a way they have swindled our little country and let down the people.

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    An officer but certainly NOT a gentleman!!

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      An officer who vacated post and fled to USA while HIS BROTHER was the PM who later became the President..certainly not an officer nor a gentleman..People are praising him for what HE DID NOT EARN..SHOWER SF with all merits, coz he was the MAIN architect among MANY architects who planned and executed it perfectly… Gota just came and took all the recognition away BY FORCE…

      “APE HAMA YANNA, UGE NAMA YANNA”

  • 18
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    QUALITY OF GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS EXPOSED

    This article exposes the shoddy half hearted nature of the governments investigation. It may be due to the low average national IQ BUT it may also nbe due to the investigators having been paid off handsomely in order to behave like buffoons.

    Payment cannot be made without an instrument. Even a cash cheque has to be cashed by somebody or deposited in an account. Banks maintain careful records of every single transaction – or at any rate they are supposed to do so. These records can be accessed by Interpol – unless Interpol has been paid off in order to refuse to access these records.

    Once the identity of the person who received the money is found arrests can be made and people can be questioned. All questioning will expose a trail and the larger the trail gets the more likely it is to lead to more information until enough of the story is exposed to find out what happened and where the cash went.

    The government must please stop publishing this kind of nonsense about false companies. Anyone can produce false companies but payments cannot be made to false companies. They have to be made to a person or registered entity unless a bank connives in the theft.

    Since the government has published this nonsense I am compelled to suspect that Financial Crimes Investigation Division has been compromised and is not doing what can and must be done. If the government hires a private investigator the whole story will be unearthed within a short time unless the Financial Crimes Investigation Division kills the private investigator as is not impossible.

  • 18
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    Paying to the non existing companies and how to prove that.These rogues would have done things so that they cannot be caught easiliy.They had absolute power for eight years.Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  • 13
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    So, when will the owner’s of Belissima Ltd., be revealed? Is Ranil W using these reports as leverage with the Rajapakse’s?

    Ironically, this must be one of the smaller commissions the brothers made over the last 9 years, considering what was to happen with the Chinese after 2006.

  • 8
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    Many in SL need an understanding of Millions and trillion including the writers 10,000 USD millions is simply wrong may be LKR 10000 Million , there are many does not know one million is 10 lakh

  • 17
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    This is old stuff over which Lasantha was murdered and his paper taken over. But not a thing has happened. Not even when the editor Frederica was threatened over the phone by the same culprit did anything happen. Instead in the most bizarre miscarriage of justice, the victim was forced to apologise to a criminal in a underhand backroom deal. What about the rest of the most sordid stuff.

  • 13
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    This is the Desapremaya of Rajapaksha’s. This is not Desapremaya. It’s a fraud.

  • 13
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    Sorry – we have no time for this issue. We are busy discussing the cost of 3.5 million (35 lakhs) rupees for the JC Welliamuna inquiry. Mr. Watson, where is my magnifying glass?

    • 4
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      Check out Rohan Samarajiva’s post for the details.

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      Thanks to CT. so many articles on Weliamuna. This is the best way to divert our attention

  • 8
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    Ok. No body knows this offshore tax haven Jersy.
    island just off the coast of France belonging to the British Crown, Jersey

    I will gurantee you the funds are in Jersy. Any one can register a company and deposit funds in the account and no questions asked.

    Even Mitt Romney’s – one of the wealthiest men to ever to run for U.S. president has account in Jersy

    Please publish this and inform the commission.

    http://fortune.com/2012/10/10/jersey-the-richest-offshore-tax-shelter-of-them-all/

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      Jay,

      “Ok. No body knows this offshore tax haven Jersy. island just off the coast of France belonging to the British Crown, Jersey I will gurantee you the funds are in Jersy. Any one can register a company and deposit funds in the account and no questions asked.”

      Many people know the Channel Islands like Jersey for banking and offshore company purposes. Fact is that offshore banking isn’t like it was before. Banks want to know where funds come from, proof of address and won’t accept cash in a suitcase. Small amounts of cash are welcome.

      In case you don’t know SL citizens used to be black listed by many foreign banks. Maybe they still are.

      So called US persons are NOT welcome to open any kind of accounts in many tax heavens because of all the problems with tax reporting.

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        The US government implemented the law begining of January 2014 all US citizens should declare all their bank accounts Globaly.

        I believe the MIG deal before 2014.

        I am not trying to say I know a lot but these are some of the places you can hide before.

        Also note there are Lawyers and bankers specialised in this area and they an cadvise you how to hide money.

        please read this.

        http://fortune.com/2012/10/10/jersey-the-richest-offshore-tax-shelter-of-them-all/

  • 16
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    L S D Mahindapaalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!
    Kas Kas Sumanasekaraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!
    Malinda Harward Rathnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!.
    Nalinda SILVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!.
    Dayan jayathilka Silvaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! .
    Rajiva Wijesinghoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!,

    yOU ALL ARE PART OF THAT THIVES???????????.

    YOU ALL ARE SO CALLED PATRIOTS?????????

    How are those Bosses of yours going to pay the Debts of loots to our Poor people in sri lanka.

    Those moneys are Mostly from Women earned,
    Middle east, Garments and tea sector women contributed moneys/.

    WHAT ASHAME FOR YOU JARAPASSA THIVES.
    THEY ATE FROM OUR MONEY.
    WHAT A SHAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    • 4
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      Mr Julampitiya.

      Don’t get your knickers in a knot.

      USD 2.243 Mil is a fair price for a MiG 27,

      MiG 29s were USD 23 a piece in 2007.

      Even a fleet of MIG 29 Billion max.would have cost only USD 3 Billion.

      I think you send you buddy Mangalan to Night School to learn a bit of Arithmetic.

      And you can enrol for a short course too….

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        KasKas;
        Tell that to Moda Moolana Kabaraya,

        Now all of you are suffering from Diahria.
        And that is why Big Kabarya wants to terms with Hon Mr SIRISENA to stop all corruptions Investigations?.
        Why Jarapassa Kabaraya fear of, if he is Clean Hand!!!!!!!!

        Any Bloody idiot knows about those very old, Used rickety Migs and Milmi helicopters were rusting and corroding at Ukraine and Veldiwestock military air bases and
        could not find even a Junk yard murchents to sell?.
        Ex; Recent helicopter accident in Nothern Pakistan
        Once they had send a Marketing guy to Singapore, jurong east. for finding buyers.
        when I was in jail at Changi Prison I met him there, as an inmate,
        JULAMPITIYE AMARAYA, IRC. Welikada, Colombo,
        Changi. Singapore

      • 5
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        @Sumanasekeram, someone should open that thick skull of yours and see whether your brain is the size of a peanut? Moron, what a dumb [Edited out]

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        its you who has got your garters in a knot Mr K A Sumanasekera(m) ,we are talking not just about the price of MIG’s but also about the USD 10 million paid to a non EXISTENT company hahaahhaha

        I think USD 10 million must be peanuts for you huh…..no wonder the majority inhabitants are finding it hard to live when your idols steal money in this fashion

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        K.A Sumanasekera

        Rather than defending MR/Gota clan’s corruption you could spend lot less time investigating it, you owe this to the inhabitants of this island.

        I will give you a clue, and it is free of charge.

        You could start the investigation with clan’s classmates, friends, relatives, their friends, acquaintances, b***s carriers, mistresses and their relatives, living inside and outside this island, …………… Interpol, ……..

        Follow the paper/electronic trail.

        There is no such thing as perfect crime.

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          Dear Native,

          All you have to look at our new LKR notes to tell how corrupt your friends are.

          Even the Elite business blokes are pissed off with your Yahapalana Ranil, because commercial loans rates have gone up by a significant amount after the Son in Law was granted 3 percentage points above the market rate.

          Now your Mentor Madam CBK says the treasury can’t service the loans because there is no money in the kitty.

          But you mate Galleon Ravi is denying it .

          He says treasury has enough money, and no probs there.

          This is soon after his mate Mangalan accused the previous Govt of paying USD 10 Billion to a ghost company in Tiger Land.sorry London..

          You must be ecstatic that you are blessed to have such people to lead you to not just Eelaam,but a Federal Eelaam this time.

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        Mr. Sumanasekere,

        Don’t get worked up with Julampitiye. You are taking things seriously. I am sure Julampitiye and the rest of us know the cost of the planes. I don’t understand your keen interest in defending the bandits, unless of course you are one among them.

        Julampitiye is probably taking it easy and sipping his beer while typing. All those exclamation marks and capitals are scary though….

        Chill out mate.

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          Japwatch mate.

          You ought to be be joking.

          One thing I learned during my time in the Diaspora lands is to take it easy, chill out and wait for the EFT.

          Are Julampitiya, P. Lover, Vellala from the North in Scarborough and of course the Native from our own Binthanne all related or just lovers?..

          Because they love our loving FM so much and suck up to Ra.nil as if he is the best since Prabakaran .

          BTW, my mate NV will be an IDP again when Batthudeen finishes his re settlement program…

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    I forgot to mention about Jersy

    “Jersy is just the snout of a gigantic black iceberg of global corruption.”

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    Corrected Comment
    Some relevant information:
    In 2013 the loss reported by the Central Bank was Rs 39 billion, which was equal to 0.5 % of the GDP.

    (https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-continually-loss-making-central-bank-puts-nation-on-red-alert/)

    The GDP for 2013, thus works out to Rs 7800 billion. At Rs 130 per US $, this will be equivalent to US $ 60 billion.

    Further, the Interpol has reported to the government that US $ 10 Million ($ 10,000,000 or 01 billion) was paid to Bellimissa, a ghost company claiming to be based in the UK to purchase MIG aircraft in 2006.

    (https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/mig-deal-rajapaksas-paid-us-10000-million-to-a-ghost-company-no-company-called-bellimissa-interpol-confirmed/).

    What do these numbers mean with regard to the accusation leveled by Mangala Samaraweera?

    I regret the error in the previous comment.

    Dr.RN

  • 3
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    Out of all these, this vulture talk his goodwill and tarnishing his reputation.I think those two words he knows..

    God knows when to tackle and how to tackle… and it will happen smooth as river flow. time to enjoy Mr Gota

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    .
    This is all a lie….why aren’t they charged yet?

    :-)

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    “Bellimissa Holdings, UK. Bellimissa was in fact a ghost company that did not exist in any form in the UK. Even London address it had provided to the Defence Ministry was false.”

    Where was the money sent and how? Did a company that didn’t exist and without a valid address manage to open a bank account in the UK? For opening a corporate account the banks require documentation about the company. In the UK a lot of documentation is needed.

    If the USD 10 million was sent from a SL bank there should be a record here of where it was sent, for instance, a bank account number. Cashing a check can be traced also.

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    He is an uneducated, sick person – a trait which runs in the entire family ! He thinks he has done a great thing to the country just because he had the funds and resources to get the city cleaned.

    He is just a janitor who happened to be the brother of an equally sick, uneducated ruler of the country. Calling him a President is an insult to the other leaders.

    This SOB, with rest of his siblings will rot in hell for all his crimes. Not only him, even his children and grand children will pay for it.

  • 8
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    “Interpol Headquarters confirmed that there was no company called Bellimissa Holdings Limited in the United Kingdom”.

    Never mind the Company name. If the money went to a bank account, Interpol could ask the bank who the signatories to the bank account were. If they are not Rajapksas then they should check the money trail, verifying at each stage who the beneficial owners were. For instance the money was paid to Ferrari UK to buy a Ferrari, then they must be asked who the customer was. If the customer was not a Rajapaksa, then UK Motor vehicle registration body must be asked to give the details of the ownership history of the car. If one of the owners was not a Rajapaksa, then these owners must be quizzed whether they had any formal or informal leasing arrangement with a Rajapksa. If not, then he should be asked whether he or she is / was using the vehicle him/herself and if not, where it ended up.
    The good news is that with the star grade sleuths like Weliamuna in their fold, Yaha..ya regime sooner, rather than later will get to the bottom of it all. Do not look back until association with at least one Rajapaksa is caught if we want Sirisena, Ranil and Mangala to save their skins. Better be sooner if they do not face a defeat at the parliamentary general elections, kaput.

  • 5
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    Well done Mangala S, don’t stop until you get all the Jarapaksas behind bars for a very very long time. This is not revenge but the ‘Vipaka’ of the treatment given to SF.

  • 4
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    Enough of these revelations CT. Getting fed up of reading these day after day. What are the authorities going to do about it? Hope they first secure the documentation in to safety. We don’t want to hear after a few months that all the files are missing! Already the news is out that Files incriminating BasilR at Divenaguma are already missing. So we can now expect the news that there is no case against Basil R! He can just walk away and enjoy the wealth!
    One fact is obvious. If there are government officers who are prepared to hide the documents to save these fraudsters then they deserve such leaders again and again to leave them in a land impoverished to their grave.

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    The MoD made another questionable deal after 2009. It was for 12 x C-130 Hind military helicopters at $2 million a piece. Although the market price was $1 million.

    It raised suspicions because purchasing 12 military choppers did not much sense after the war was over.

  • 5
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    can we have the transcripts of sumanthirans cross examination of gota on this matter published please.It was all blacked out i remember.

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    “It raised suspicions because purchasing 12 military choppers did not much sense after the war was over.”

    How the hell do you throw the bodies into the sea then?Ask pradeep.

  • 3
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    Government is struggling to pay even salaries. Best thing is to confiscate all the money stolen from srilanka at the earliest without allowing time for them to spend or hide. Another way is to reduce number of army and save lot of money. Army in the North are not required anymore. By the way all Singhalese have to watch NO FIRE ZONE- it will not bite or kill any one, it is only true events taken by army on their mobile.

  • 3
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    There are many Rajapaksa supporters out there who still support these crooks, and are in denial about their corruption.

    As if Interpol will lie, as if the UN will lie, as if international communities will lie. They are all investigating and we will finally get the proof we need. We have been told time and time again, there is this huge conspiracy against the Rajapaksa’s and Sri Lanka, by those who support the regime, but surely at some time they must know that the Rajapaksa’s are not the saints they pretend to be. A family that came from nothing, is one of the most wealthiest, just look at the cars, assets, watches, and who knows what. They keep denying it all, but those close to them must have seen them wear their designer clothes and talk of their assets.
    There was nepotism and corruption during their reign of terror, and there were many who benefitted from it, and was able to gain from it too.

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    We should give a [Edited out]

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