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Misappropriating Public Funds By Yahapālana Activists: Viyangoda Avoids Key Questions Over His Son-In-Law’s Questionable Deals With Selacine

Puravesi Balaya Co-Convener Gamini Viyangoda, who had sent Letters of Demand to four parties demanding Rs. 500 million over their claims to the effect that he obtained sponsorships from Selacine and Litro Gas, has avoided key allegations levelled against him over misappropriation of public funds.

Viyangoda sent Letters of Demand to SLFP (SLPP) MP Kanchana Wijesekara, Iththekande Saddhatissa Thera, Magalkande Sudantha Thera and the ‘Sathi Aga Aruna’ newspaper owned by businessman Dilith Jayaweera.

Viyangoda, in his Letters of Demand, said he never obtained money or sought sponsorship from Litro Gas or Selacine, two state-run entities currently at the heart of a controversy over dishing out money to several civil society activists supporting ‘Yahapalanaya’.

However, Viyangoda, in his letter, conveniently avoided the ‘real allegation’ against him, by not addressing the issue surrounding his son-in-law, Subhash Pinnapola, who engaged in questionable business deals with the state-owned company Selacine.

Pinnapola, who was the Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett and Chief Creative Officer at TBWA, formed his own creative agency Storybook in January 2018.

Shortly after the formation of the company, Pinnapola received generous subcontracts from Selacine, a state-owned company that came under the purview of Samaraweera. Documents seen by Colombo Telegraph prove that Selacine has made payments to Pinnapola’s company, under direct authorization by Minister Mangala Samaraweera, as senior officials of Selacine were reluctant to proceed with the payments, as they had doubts about the procurement process.

The documents relating to the payments made to the company owned by Pinnapola warrants an investigation by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption (CIABOC)

“It was Viyangoda who was Pinnapola’s main link to the government. Viyangoda’s involvement in the Common Candidate’s election campaign in 2014-15 ensured that he established strong connections with the leaders of the ‘Yaapalanaya’ government, including Mangala Samaraweera,” a source close to Samaweera told Colombo Telegraph.

It is now clear that Viyangoda’s Letters of Demand were a blatant attempt at drawing more money from those who levelled allegations against him, without digging into the core questions surrounding his financial transparency.

Meanwhile, Viyangoda’s colleague, People’s Movement For Just Society stalwart Sarath Wijesuriya has also failed to respond to the main allegations against his conduct. Wijesuriya came under severe criticism for obtaining money from state institutions as “sponsorships” for his book launch.

The National Lotteries Board has granted Wijesuriya a sponsorship of Rs. 350,000 covering the full cost of one of his book launching ceremonies. The sponsorship letter, written by Wijesuriya to the management of the NLB, is now in the public domain. It is learnt that Wijesuriya has written similar letters to several state institutions and obtained money from them for the same event, despite the NLB covering its full cost.

Wijesuriya, another leading ‘Yahapalanaya’ activist, is yet to publicize the full budget of the book launching ceremony under question.

It is also important to examine whether Wijesuriya sought similar sponsorships for his book launching events from state institutions before the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government came to power.

The same applies to Dambara Amila Thera who said he obtained a monthly allowance of Rs. 95,000 for his research activities and social work. It is yet to be seen as to how Amila Thera found money for his research activities and social work before the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government first came to power.

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    These self styled “civil society activists” are no better than the rest of the crooks out there.
    Gamini Viyangoda is doing the same thing as his boss RW is doing. Keeps his hand off the cookie jar but is making arrangements for the friends & family to make money at the public expense.

    These same “civil society activist” shed tears at the behest of their true masters, the White Western Powers. They were brought into do a job. Bring in a West-centric government o they can loot Sri Lanka.

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      It is easy put them all in one backet and attack them on and on, but these men incl. Dr Amila thero has been doing a great job.
      Unless these men would not have reacted, Rajakapskehs ballige putha led black media would have irreversibly manipulated the mind set of those living in rural corners of the country, latter are the easy targets of most vickious Rajakashe biased predatory political practices.
      Just ask as to why DERANA TV has all along been telecasting series of stories based on RAWANA and the like stories in their channel in a regular manner. People s thoughts have minds have been grabed by them for a rise of monarchial style dictator ship in this country.
      Lately, we were in facot not overlooked the manner how HIRU TV, DERANA TV and many of other pvt senders telecasted in favour of RAJAPAKSHEs even if any 10 year old child would easily get that they were very unconstitutional and unethical by behaviour not forget those acts demolishing country’smost nobel institution -the parliament. on the 14th Nov.
      LOCAL media had no guts to BRING headlines news the way how Rajapakshe himself commanded those ill fated rascals to continue chilli throws and all other criminals acts that were displayed to the world on that day. There are VIDEO coverages that would reveal how ABUSIVE Rajakahse also at his early 70ties, if he added one good word , he could easily stop the brawl, but instead, what he did was whispered to ears of those criminals – as if he gave the command to attack one another late septagenarian (78 year old Speak Karu Jayasooriya), how ethical that should have been ?

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        Sirimal,
        “these men incl. Dr Amila thero has been doing a great job.”
        ————————
        While making hue and cry against corruption, these guys did a great job by protecting bellige putha who robbed the Central Bank and allowed his friend to escape. These guys talk with forked tongues. Whatever dirty things Ranil does still he is Mr. Clean. Ranil does not care damn for democracy but to these guys he is the ‘Champion of Democracy’.

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        Mr Sirimal, you have forgotten how Rajapaksha eliminated LTTE which was a fundamental threat not only to people but for for whole Nation. Be grateful at least for that.

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          Saman,

          with all respect to you and the like ilk-the name the country’s future, why you guys have been that stupid, as you guys have been suffering from TUNNEL SYNDROME regarding Rajaakshe high crimes ?
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          Anyways, let me bring you to the other but brutal side of Rajapakshe
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          Would you ever agree, if your cadiac surgeon after saving you from a life threatening condition, would abuse you for a rape on a repeated mode ?
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          The answer to the above question would be “NO” so long you maintain sanity – right ?
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          Besides, it was not RAJAPAKAHSE but collectivity succeeded the terror elimination in 2009. Had late Mr Kadirgamar and his mission failed to get POWERFUL LTTE activties banned on any rich soils by 2006, nothing would have been possible ANY leaders to even think of an end of brutalities or not ?

          Likewise, just because his term found the end to the relay race of 30-long year CIVIL war, he should NOT have SPECIAL right to abuse THE easy targets of this nation?
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          Instead he could well manage to bring a political solution to the long awaiting ethnic problem; what had not he had in his second term (2010-2015) if his administration had been wholehearted ? Instead, he beahved himself as if a leader got intoxicated by power. Became an ultra fool, just because artistic RHETORIC made him a KING. He may have thought, he would be the only leader the nation deserve. His abusive family would have every right to fool the nation and loot as they would like it, on and on ?
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          Why lanken media coverages PREDOMINANTELY bring series of TELEDRAMAS only based on Ravana and other monarchs by today ?
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          This has lot to do with MAHINDA JARAPAKSHE CHINTHANAYA- than anything else if I may say so.

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            Sirimal, From what you are writing it is quite evident that you are a deranged person, get some help sooner the better.

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          Saman MR.’s supporter’s keep repeating eliminating LTTE card every time.
          Hear is analogy for you to consider for argument sake If you have a grown up daughter while she was taking a swim in the river she starts to drown some man comes and rescue her you and your family will be so grateful for this act. Later on same man comes and rapes her. So you excuse this act by saying ” I’m grateful for the man because he saved her life.
          ” Be grateful at least for that”

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            These people would offer their lovely ones to Rajakshes if they would search for vergins.
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            All because his term put the stop to long held war.
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            No matter collectivity succeeded it, but Rajakashes should be given the credit, how idiotic people should have been, why these people behave further as if their staple food is RATA THANAKOLA ?
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            The very same leader does not respect the army commander who sacrificed for the war from the beginign to the end – how come ?
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            But Rajakshe is proud of his brother who though spent over 15 years in the US as exile and returned to profit after his brother became President in this country. His name is written in gold to have mastered the war to end how come ? who is telling the truth ?
            Do you guys think a man who spent in the US as a pretrol shed sales assistant but to have skills to montior theground handling of the army forces in the country ? my gosh ? how foolish the people should have been, to get
            manipulated by Rajakshe propaganda machines.
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            I now believe, NOT ONLY THAT FAKE PROF Keerthi Dissanayaka but anyone with a fake TITLE can come to srilanka soil and take the nation to all depths.
            This man hakkgediya promotor for lacks of funds of poor people in this country is now caught by their deceitful acts.: Likewise, Rajakshes have been successful in abusing the very same nation.
            People would believe anything no matter they woudl have been truthful info or not.

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      CT,

      “The same applies to Dambara Amila Thera who said he obtained a monthly allowance of Rs. 95,000 for his research activities and social work. It is yet to be seen as to how Amila Thera found money for his research activities and social work before the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government first came to power.”

      This is peanuts, but must be fully disclosed

      What a bargain compared to the billions wasted and the debt load created by the Rajapaksa and cronies This is peanuts, and very good value

      “The same applies to Dambara Amila Thera who said he obtained a monthly allowance of Rs. 95,000 .” A great bargain.

      The 50-day illegal constitutional coup ny the Sirisena-Rajapaksa Junta, cost the country Rs 200 billion or more, damaged the country’s reputation and the tourist industry very severally along with the support services and suppliers.

      Go and ask the taxi and rental vehicle drivers and travel companies at the Airport, and the tourist hotels, and their suppliers

      Sirisena is still at large, in Thailand, vacationing.

      The Parliament should and must impeach Sirisena, for the illegal and unconstitutional coup, and then abolish the executive presidency.

      One madman, the madman described by the late Dr N M Perera, presciently 40 years ago, is too many for the country.

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      No doubt that Dr Dambare Amila Thero et al has been doing a great job.
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      But there are also ONES under the guise of NGOs abuse their liberties. Like for example- BBS and the like movements that came into being in order to paint the picture in favour of Rajappakshe extremism.
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      Due to the abusive nature of the latter, name of honest NGO activits and their achievement have become blurred so that they too are attacked by the media
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      Hope local media would change their servile mode sooner than later leaving room general pubic to get the facts right. Else, this country/nation would turn out to be an another NORTH KOREA for sure
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      No doubt, majority of lanken folks are made to be somewhat LIKE north koreans, if anyone closely studied the way MEDIA behaved alone during the last 52-d political crisis.

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    Compared to Rajafucksa and Sillysena mega frauds. This is just peanuts.
    Allegations should be proved in a court of law.

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      Rohan Gunaratne,

      “Compared to Rajafucksa and Sillysena mega frauds. This is just peanuts.
      Allegations should be proved in a court of law”.

      You seem to have a double standard for the Rajafucksa and Sillysena. They are also allegations, mind you. RW’s bond heist is also an allegation but we all know that all 3 people have robbed the people blind.

      What is worse is someone like viyangoda getting a pay off for doing the dirty work for these politicians and their White Masters. The end result is the sale of the assets of Sri Lanka.

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      Likewise, prove allegations against ‘Rajafucksa’ and ‘Sillysena’.

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      Rohan,
      Are u also one of those guys who get paid in $$$s to carry out anti-Rajapakse propaganda?
      By saying they are peanuts, do you want us to turn a blind eye. Whether it is peanuts or coconuts, corruption is corruption. Corruption is more serious when done by those who make big noise against that.

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      RG: Peanuts or cashew nuts, exposure by media (as rightly done by CT here quoting documents they have seen) is a good first step. Our duty is to call: “Investigate!

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        Tee Twenty.

        I agree.

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      So that mean, you believe there is a fraud in YAHAPALANA regiem?. I don’t think in front of legal there are no chance to compering dissensions. All wrong things to wrong, because those all will cost on peoples of Sri Lanka.

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      “Allegations should be proved in a court of law.”

      Doesn’t same apply to Rajapakses?

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    These allegations are so puerile they have no objectionable basis to launch a protest. Whatever Gamini viyangoda ‘s son in law may be guilty about is not Gamini viyangoda ‘s headache. They are two separate individuals.

    Besides prof sarath wijesuriya and Gamini viyangoda are in a class of their own and well respected. By your statements rajiv tennekoon you have only exposed yourself in a variety of ways. Truly, Sri Lanka and its people must make the effort to rise above the gutter.

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      Justice and Fairplay,

      The pot calling the kettle black is never a good thing.

      The Yahapalanaya was elected to curb corruption among other things. Not to justify it based on what happened with the previous regime.

      If Viyangoda is clean, he should answer the question. That ought to put a rest to it. Instead, he files a lawsuit to defelct the accusation.

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        Dear mr. Rajiv tennekoon

        I dont think Gamini viyangoda would feel obliged to answer every innuendo made against him and waste his time. Every person fighting the “system” will meet resistance and insult, be it viyangoda or Nagananda, as indeed it happened to Buddha and Christ. GY will know this and won’t be deterred.

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      Thanks, Justice and Fairplay, for emphasising the scale and proportion. Another factor will be easy availability of evidence.
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      Rajiv Tennekoon’s reaction is the sort of nit-picing that prevents anything from being done.
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      Our problem is that we see so much obvious corruption on a huge scale, and nothing has been done for four years. I’m complaining as a lay citizen. The guys who presume to “govern” us had better do something.

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    Rohan Gunaratne,
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    I agree. Is there no way in which we can present to the country, by way of a bar graph, or pie chart the relative sums of money involved in the allegations against the Rajapaksas, the other leading SLFPers, the Bond Scam, Maithripala relatives, and Victor Ivan and Gamini Viyangoda.
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    I’m pretty sure that it can’t be done because these are only allegations. What is appalling is that after almost four years, no serious crime by politicians of any hue have been convicted. Or even effectively prosecuted.
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    Meanwhile, the fickle public vaguely takes this sort of thing in, and keep saying that “all are corrupt”. Whom are we to believe? Well, we can judge by the lifestyles of these people.

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      I am sorry, beg to differ Mr Sinhala Man,

      Those cant be merely allegations if you are sane and lived all along in the country. Almost anyone with a little brain knew that Rajapakshes looted it to the core. So then US depts too should have gone to prosecute former Ambassador to the US – Jaliya Wikramasooriya (as appeared in the news papers few days ago – he is being accused for all the forwarded counts).
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      Let s forget it under his administration from 2005-2015
      But you may just focus on 52-day FAKE cabinet led by FAKE PM and how they abused the state funds for silly celbrities but not thinking twice about the sums belong not to MADAMULANA URU KOLTUWA. Rajakashes are made to beleive that SRILANKA is their own private property – this has been made by BLACK media working with them to bury almost every high crimes they ve done.
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      Did you know how much Rajapakshe spent only for his HELICOPTER travels during 52 – day illegitimate govt ?
      According to experts – it is nearly 840 lacks (84 millions of rupees)
      But Rajapkashe friendly LOCAL media would not bother with the information, since their pay masters are nobody else but Rajakashes black men
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      Please find it out by yourself Mr Sinhala Man, there is a greater threat within the country – these issues not to be taken ground- in lanken society – the govts changed but media has not.
      :
      I strongly believe lanken 52-day political crisis was DELIBERATELY made by LOCAL media (together with SIRISENA*RAJAPKAHSE)

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      Definitely, Desperate Sinhalaya.
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      I wrote that carelessly when tired, but I don’t really think that I slipped up.
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      We can’t prejudge, but I expect that the results will show the Rajapaksas to have been overwhelmingly the worst rogues.. They and their extended families, girl-friends, henchmen etc.
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      Ranil may not have benefitted, but doesn’t he have to take responsibility for what his friend and appointee, Arjuna Mahendran did? What does that mean? Grabbing him, and pulling him by his ear (or in whatever way is appropriate) in to Sri Lanka to answer for his misdeeds – even if they are less that wha the Rajapaksas did. If Ranil can’t do that, he need not be tried for any crime, but himself must resign as being ineffective. The problem is that nothing is done,and he goes on “ruling us”.
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      Forget Victor Ivan. Guy looks so decrepit, – sin, no?
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      as for Gamini Viyangoda, he’s still contributing, positively. About which of us can be said that we didn’t steal at least a guava when we were kids? the accusations against him are akin to that.
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      What I have said here is not enough if heard from the mouth of a judge, but are O.K. for the rough and ready responses of a member of the public who is a non-entity.
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      And thanks for your contribution, “Desperate Sinhalaya”. .

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    you must give a person the opportunity before deciding on whether he/she is corrupt.

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    Some in the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) have all too willingly chosen ‘If you cannot beat the, join them’.
    This in no way is a reflection on ‘Yahapālana’. The concept must not be abandoned.

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    This is obviously a “planted” story by those seeking to create smokescreens to cover up the massive frauds perpetrated by a particular family and its acolytes.
    There is not one word to suggest that the allegations made in the lawsuit are without foundation or are untrue.
    May I suggest that CT ensure that this kind of blatant smokescreen doesn’t see the light of day in future.
    If so-called “civil society activists” are plundering public or private purses let’s deal with them in a manner that the legal system requires, not by accusing those seen as “political enemies” with (very poorly put-together) nonsense like this which doesn’t even qualify as innuendo.

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      Emil,

      “May I suggest that CT ensure that this kind of blatant smokescreen doesn’t see the light of day in future.”

      I disagree. This may be more than just smokescreen and should be investigated.

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        Dr. Dolittle:
        Yours is (yet another) “Koheda yanney, malley pol” dissertation.

        Viyangoda has filed a legal action. Why are you so determined that it not be dealt with by the courts that, prior to a certain regime, used to do precisely that?

        I don’t know who the hell Viyangoda is but he, like any other citizen of this land is entitled to his day in court. Or do you think that kind of remedy should be available only to those you choose?

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    ROHAN GUNARATHNE: You should be a Western funded NGO. Yolu brought PENT HLUSE RAVI, RANil both becme mega thieves within the first 50 days. They sais they would prosecute Rajapaskes. FCID work became FRAUD. WE hear even CIABOC was funded by CIA probably to collect information Rajapakses to prosecute them in their country. STOP accusing RAJAPAKSE and SIRISENA, it si you who sjhould be Prosecuted for being a TRAITOR. Remember there are are countries without INGOS.
    CT is also unfair by not publishing the name list of PENTHOUSE fundings via the LUFGT GAS and KIRIELLA also has a list like that inhis Highway ministry. His Daughter is also a highly educated – consultant there. When you send some one to a private secondary education in England.

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      Yes i look western. I dont wear a satakaya or kurakkan shawl to deceive the sinhala village idiots.
      Why go after Dambara, Viyangoda or Sarath. Is it because they steadfastly supported the yahpalanaya.
      Bond scam or whatever scam under Ranil should be fully investigated without carrying out media shows especially by Capital Maharaja media coolies.

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        Rohan,

        let me tell you – I have always been alert on lanken news though living in Europe.
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        To tell you, so called bond scam under MS-RW govt was inevitable kind of failure being continued from 2008 (NOBODY ELSE BUT COUNTRY’s PRESIDENT endorsed this in his controversal speech held after swearing in PM few days ago.
        There SIRISENA did not hide but had the audcity to share the public it was over 1000 billions of rps if calculated from 2008.
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        My million dollar question – is LANKEN MEDIA (speically brought telecasts on the issue sometimes round the clock – seen as they were contracted by SIRISENA to do the job that way for the frequences allowed to SIRASA by Prez SIrisena though it was illegal.
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        Please you and all other educated folks can STUDY it as to why THEY SIRASA had no such ethusiams showed extentding their investigations also for the period fo 2008- 2015 where almost 99% from the HUGE LOSSES being made according to Prez.
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        I now believe, even today than YESTERDAY, it was precalculated ACT against UNP.
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        Very same media – keep away not saying THE SAME derogatory terms against the losses amounting to 990 billions (99% of all the lossses) while they repeatedly attaccked only focusing on 1% of bond scam.
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        This SIRSAS should reveal to the nation LET ALONE today.
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        I mean they have already put two of those pepetrators of Perpetrual Company, and the sum is reported to have frozen
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        But nothing is done against former CBG Kabral and his men – they are still scot free and living inthe country … why ON earth NOBODY looks at them as CRIMINALs but pointing the finger only at Ranil for that issue ?
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        No doubt I think both to be investigated but I DONT WANT Rajapkshes to see advantages here, by spreadiing blant lies which have now misguided the nation for their political survival.

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    Ranil is the mega thief. IT is JRJ who did first Robbery of the Central Bank. Ranil began that since 1994. Maithripala Sirisena said it began in 2002. Central bank did not have aForensic Audit yet.

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    These crooks who shout from roof tops about creating a just society free of corruption and what not are worse than the worst of ‘traditional’ politicians of this country.

    They are cunningly exploiting the public’s displeasure and rejection of political corruption to make money for themselves. Wijesuriya, Viyangoda, Amila and Ratnapriya should be stripped and caned under the Bo tree at Pettah. They are worse than the worst politicians.

    These thieves are prawns carrying shit loads on their foreheads, shouting ‘Man sudana, Man sudana’!

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    I think it is not public funds unless it came directly from the Ministy budget as that happened under the PENTHOUSE RAVI AND KIRIELLA (nee PERERA).
    CT Should question too what happened to Grant money that MCC gave to MANGALA SAMRAWEERA.
    Mahinda Rajapakse was not suitable as tge PM and as the finance ministet, because MCC may have to stop fundings for RANIL’s NCM, elections. Was the MCC money for the govt or for what ?
    Why LAUFH gas had to pay. It may be SHELL a multinational, but an Indian company owned by….proably RAW (but not India) and some others but operating from a NORWEGIAN country, I heard they paid CBK to buy it, some how what is going on.

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    This is the Capitalist style. They find corrupt people and give funds. Then they black mail them saying you would be handed over. Remember Ferdinand MArcos, Pinoche. They confiscated what MArcos had Pinoche was arrested for what he had stole from them but released.

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    Good investigative article.

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    NO, NO, No. They didn’t take money from government institutions. CT! You are a naughty bunch of jurnos! You don’t help these Cival society activists anymore, do you? Why is CT slinging mud (shit) at these lily white gents? Sin Ane?
    Look at monsieur Viyangoda’s eyes. His eyes affirm he is as innocent as a ‘Unahapuluwa’ (the most innocent animal on earth)! He may now think: Merde, c’est fini, maintenant!
    Look at Prof. Weerasooriya! His book is his Passbook! Being a prof; he cannot say he has no money after shouting hosannas to Yahapalanaya for 3 long years. What’s wrong with getting money from a friendly Govt institution for a (Pass) book? Who knows: he may get the Booker Price like RaviK who got that post of the ‘best finance guy’ in the world and then lost the position immediately!
    Ven. Dambare Amila has gotten only Rs 95,000.00 a month (which is equal to President Sirisena’s monthly salary). That’s just Rs. 1.14 million annually and RS. 3.42 million for 3 years! Do you think this amount is enough for arranging Y-palan shows to Upasaka ammas around him? I think we should make a request to Mangala (who apparently has facilitated these transactions) to increase it to at least Rs 100,000.00 a month. Poor monk! He looks as if he has no time even to eat his only meal a day! Pavu Appa!

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    Fake News and Dark Media manipulations. Laws should be passed to make sure that any media publishing any information should be asked to clearly state where they got the information from which they are publishing and that they have verified its accuracy. This is the only way to stop Fake News. Daily Mirror,

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    Many countries have Counter intelligence Services to face foreign influences. AS Sri lanka doe snot have such influential sectors, Sri lanka’s Ministry of Law AND order AND THE PARLIAMENT ARE INFESTED WITH foreign agents. Ministry of LAw and ORder must be restructured in every way. Now it is connectedf to the Corrupt LEgislature via the Constitutionsl council. The other things is Foreign Agents in the ‘Parliament. They are both corrupt as well as are agents to the foreign countries and intelligetn agencies. PENTHOUSE RAVI, MANGALA SAMRAWEERA at the Fore front, VAJIRA KARIYA wasam, Rajith aSenarathen and ERAN WIckrmarathne (another Finance minister Nominee) should be dropped and some should be presecuted.
    I think Eventhough Mahinda Rajapakse also was encircled with thieves, Mahinda Rajapskse was persona non grata in the Finance ministry, though he was bribing the foredign powers, he did not do some toher tasks as Ranil did.

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    A large majority of these so called ‘Civil Society Activists’ are crooks thriving on ‘Dola Pideni’ given by White Supremacists and doing what they want as their puppets.
    As they do in most other Asian countries, the activities of INGOs and Local NGOs should be monitored.
    Check who is providing funds?
    For what purpose?
    Are they doing what those funds are meant for?
    Whether they are behind subversive activities?
    This country has become a playground for these guys because politicians do not have the spine to take action for the sake of the country. Ranil’s Government has made this country an excellent playground for these guys because they helped him to come to power.

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    Why not somebody file a case against them and expose these scoundrels instead of accusing them in every turn.

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    Corrupt Wiyangoda, Sarath Wijesuriya and Dambala Amila should be exposed.

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    Feeding at public expense!
    The Rajapakses democratised the beneficiary list to anyone who supported them.

    The Yahaalanaya yakkos simply followed the same formula. Why change something that works!!

    Shameless petty thieves!!!

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    Subash Pinnapola and his close associates financial dealings were always questionable.
    It’s time it was investigated.

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    Underhand financial dealings of Advertising and Political Activists need to be investigated . Millions are exchanged under the table in the form of commissions.
    This is a serious financial crime.

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    If Mangala Samaraweera is involved in any dubious financial dealings , he should immediately be removed as the Minister of Finance. No difference between Ravi Karunanayake or Mangala Samaraweeta.

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    (“Misappropriating Public Funds By Yahapālana Activists: Viyangoda Avoids Key Questions Over His Son-In-Law’s Questionable Deals With Selacine”}
    One wonders as to whether ‘Yahapālana Activists’ promote ‘Good Governance’ irrespective, or in spite, of party affiliations.
    An outcome of the 26 October ‘removal’ and the ‘crisis’ that followed are some hush-hush allegations reaching the courts. Unfortunately innocents get dragged in but the silver lining is that big fishes may get caught.

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    Where is the CB Bond Scam commission report?
    This should be published.

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    All the allegations that were leveled against Rajapakses were just that,allegations!
    and they continue to remain so. What is more important is that there never were any specific charge. All the time they were general allegations of corruption on either the highway projects or other development projects.
    By saying this I am not saying that there was no corruption during that time but only that all the allegations were general accusations and no specific cases of abuse.
    Mangala samaraweera vouched that he had seen US$ 18 billion in a Rajapakse account in a Dubai bank but today he does not even seem to remember he said such a thing.
    Finally, it seems those who were taken for a ride by the “Jahapalana crooks are reluctant to accept that they were taken for a right royal ride and continue to defend the indefensible to hide their shame.

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      NAK
      Relax man it took more than 10years for the investigative agencies to bring back the looted money of the philipino people by marcos family same with other despotic tyrant authoritarian dictatorship rulers in iraq indonesia libya south america. Out of all the medamulama.cartel is very cunning.

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        Rohan,

        these people would believe anything spread in the air. That is inherited nature of lanken people regardless of their race, religion or any other factors that would be crucial distinquishing the communities
        .
        Right now, not yet clear that Rajakshe is surely the opposition leader, but HIRU TV and Derana TV voluntarily have the audacity to use ” opposition leader Rajapakshe”, while those who know the law still call Sambandhan as the Oppo leader. So people woudl just believe what Rajakashe would utter. That is how these black media advise punnakku eaters to do in this country today.
        .
        Even in Serbia and other countries took over 9 years to put their former leader Slobodan Milošević . So how can SRILANKENs investigate earlier ? I dont think srilanka ‘ s MUGAGE (none other than Rajakashe) not only murdered the own people, but also looted their sums in billions. The latest came few days ago, his first cousin, one another RASCAL anduneducated having abused diplomatic position as Ambassador to the US, have stolen millions of dollars during his tenure. If anything would come out about Rajakshes and their kith and kin, only worst we would still hear. That says everything about them.
        .
        And the fact that lanken MEDIA obviously dont seem supporting the right side, makes it even more difficult.At least now they should change their thoughts and see the side of general public.
        .
        Majoirty of this country have become prey of predotory politicians of Rajakashe nature.
        .

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