3 December, 2021

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More Than Rs Half A Million Written Off By Sport Minister Navin For Mum’s ‘Dog Show’

The Kennel Association of Sri Lanka headed by its Patron the current Sports Minister’s mum Srima Dissanayake and driven by President Manisha Wimalasekere has created more controversy than staging the dog show itself, when auditors doing a routine check found out that based on a letter provided by the current Minister Navin Dissanayake, the stadium officials were instructed to under charge the Kennel Association of Sri Lanka a whopping sum of Rs 580,000.

Minister Navin Dissanayake

Minister Navin Dissanayake

Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium officials confirmed that they received Rs 200,000 as opposed to Rs 780,000 that they would have normally generated from such an event, which included the air conditioning comforts for the dogs throughout the day.

Usually ‘Dog Shows’ are held in an outdoor environment and by staging this event in the indoor stadium, the expensive carpet laid on the professional and expensively laid floors had been soiled by the 150 canines urine and excrement throughout the day.

“The kennel Association of Sri Lanka and ‘Dog Shows’ don’t fall under the Ministry of Sports and it was surprising to note that the normalcy of not permitting animals into the indoor stadium had been broken” said Panduka Keerthinanda the former Chairman of the Sugathadasa Stadium when contacted by Colombo Telegraph.

Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that in the sports stadium’s 32 year old history not a single Chairman had entertained any events for animals within the indoor stadium, maintaining strict disciplines and protecting the expensive facilities of the stadium where International events also are held.

When Colombo Telegraph contacted the Stadium officials to get booking and rates and details for staging a similar event, we were informed that this was the first and last time that they were going to rent out the premises for any animal event to to be held. “ We have received immense flak over staging this event and the management is not permitting anymore ‘Dog Show’ bookings the official said.

“The only sport out of the 48 disciplines which are registered as associations, unions and clubs that fall under the Ministry of Sports especially where animals are involved is the ‘Equestrian’ sport discipline which involves horses. Dog Shows is not a sport and does not fall under such category ” said the Sugathadasa Stadium booking official.

Booking rate charges for School Events, National Sports Festival and Sports Associations is the lowest. For International Sport Events, Sports Associations and Education Programs the rate is higher. However events such as these that fall under Commercial Events or Musical Shows the rental charge is at premium rates.

The Minister Dissanayake when contacted earlier on another story told Colombo Telegraph to email any questions if any, but through experience we have learnt that he does not even does as he says.

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  • 31
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    This is what exactly MARA did in a big way. Navin – I don’t think you have passed the GCE A/L!!

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      I agree with you.. But SL is a country where leaders have given whole capital city to their sons to race their toy cars in the evening, FREE OF CHARGE… for weeks. Disanayakes are known thieves , father was among the richest in Asia. So this’s is an improvement, Navin charged his mother 200,000 rupees, unthinkable couple of months back… isn’t it great improvement? .. In SL, hospital attendant, teachers… all steal, it will take time to detox all Sri Lankans..

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        “Disanayakes are known thieves , father was among the richest in Asia”

        Orchards in Australia and Mahaveli money still flowing into their mouths. Lucky SOBs.

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      SLFP or UNP, Sri Lanka will be run exactly the way it has always been run. Based on, I scratch your back and you scratch mine principle. Together we rob and rape this nation.

      As a start we got to stop offspring from launching political careers solely based on their corrupt political fathers heritage.

      In Sri Lanka this terrible South Asian syndrome has reached pandemic proportions.

      Cheers!

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      Passing or failing the GCE A/L has NOTHING to do with this… it is a simple matter of not peddling influence by virtue of the office one holds. This is particularly egregious when someone in the public domain does this by brow-beating officials (those who administer the Sugathdasa Stadium) who in one way shape or form have a ‘subordinate’ position to the person holding office (the Sports Minister).

      I am not suggesting at all that the CT report above is true, so it is up to the minister to clarify whether or not he did what he is accused of, and if he has, then he should have the decency to reimburse the shortfall to the stadium account and also pay for the soiling of the indoor facility.

      I thought we all voted to see the end to this type of pathetic public abuse. C’mon Navin, play the game will you?

  • 32
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    What GCE A Level for him. Don’t forget this is the joker who suggested in parliament that ministers must be given an extra allowance to stop them from being tempted to take bribes.

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    At least learn now, Mara Gota, methods were productive. Bring them back to develop the country. Democracy freedom will follw with the economic freedom.
    The people who accuse them without evidence is mud slingers!
    They loved the country and did not allow race based politics

    This guy was licking Mahindas boots then. Now feeding dogs out of public money.
    Yahapalaney, nice !

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      Not to develop the country but to give a place to criminals, Mara and Gota should be brought back to active politics.

      No, surely, these guys would not abuse state funds. If they could afford to do so by their own funds, that should not bother to anyone.
      So, you guys may be trying to paint the picture in favour of Anti YAHAPALAYA guys. I know it by myself, if i would criticise someone, I should be clean to my heart and souL – latter is common to anyone who would do so – regardless of being where they are. Sujeewa Senasinghe, Navin, Rosi et al would never do things to see as the way Maharajano did – for sure. They dont have that gene to abuse people.

      Ask the Gota and Mara to delare their assets – that can then clear all the allegations being levelled against them.

      And ask the staticians to check how the politicians under Maharaja could make billions within shorter period of time

    • 5
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      Srinath. Gunaratne – Are you a moron?

      Forget I asked. How will a moron even understand the question?

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        He is just one another PIN GONEK though living in London.

        For him MR and thugs are the ones to lead the nation even if 6.2 Mio rejected the bugger.

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      What a joker! Mara and Gota’s methods were productive for themselves and families most of all and democracy and freedom were endangered species.

      You want “evidence”? Just check with the submissions to the Bribery and Corruption Commission.

      Looks like you are still “licking Mahinda’s boots” or have you gone upstairs and started on his arse?

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    Like father, like son ! What do you expect from these cheap thrash !

  • 9
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    I never thought you were such an high potential idiot, Nawin. The people have more regards for you As Gamini Dissanayake’s son. Don’t advertise your foolishness and bring disrepute to your father whom we still love and cherish!

  • 10
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    What will he do next, set fire to the Kennel Club library? From the local police station to parliament, from the Kennel Club to the sports Ministry, corruption reigns supreme everywhere. No wonder it is difficult to find upright men for the CC.

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      “What will he do next, set fire to the Kennel Club library?”
      Why; did they have the Kennel Club library in Jaffna?

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        Father plundered Mahaweli funds.
        Son shows he too is capable albeit ,in a small way for the start.

        Father burnt the Jaffna Public Library.
        Son too is capable of burning down public institutions.

        At least father gets some reprieve for he had some finesse as he went to the ‘best school of all’.
        Don’t know where the son studied.

        Father however never deserted the party even in the worst of times.
        Son was with MR&Co until the end enjoying all perks and privileges having deserted the grand old Party showering invectives on RanilW. Later when he realized where the wind was blowing,left MR like rats deserting the sinking ship and crept into UNP again. RanilW too shamelessly took him back and bestowed him with portfolio. So the carnival goes on…….. .

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          Now tell me good people, as they are dogs isn’t it fair to say that the Kennel Club is full of sons of bitches?

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            Well sonna; you said it right. But with one little correction: The Kennel Club is full of [Edited out]

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              One little correction Kennel club full of [Edited out]

  • 5
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    Very sad that KASL has stooped to such a low! And the minister should NOT get involved.

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    hope K A Sumanasekeras pooch also took part in this elite event among other Vellala dogs hahhahaah

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      P. Lover,

      I am glad you have finally seen our Elite in Colombo with their manicured Poodles.

      Yours must be a mongrel… Right…

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        “Yours must be a mongrel”

        yes its a Dalit Dog and a very good one at that

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          P Lover,

          I always had the gut feeling that you are a Dalit pretending to be Elite..

          Thanks mate, look after the mongrel well and they are always grateful …

          Now that you have owned up,I am sure you get the gist of it..

  • 7
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    This high voltage Idi.t with a pedigree from his father.
    Do we put him in a kennelwhere he appears to be more suited.
    This KGB ( Kandyan Govigama Buddhist) is a disgrace to his fathet and his father in law.

    The only medal Winner in the recent sports event a girl from the South was sent home in a public transport after she arrived from China.

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    So this is the son of a UNP Crown Prince who was assassinated .

    No wonder his mum is the boss of the Poodle Society of Colombo.

    Poor People in the South used to say in bad times, it is better to be born as a Canine in a Colombo household ( Elite of Course ) than being a Dalit..

    How fitting.

    Navin’s mum hires our premium Sports Stadium for the Elite Poodles, Beagels , Terriers and Cocker Spaniels to poo and wee on Sugathadasa’s expensive Cut Pile Carpet ( Or is it Loop because it would he hard to remove the stains ).

    While Navin’s Dad’s old mate is giving Yahapalanaya to our poor Sinhala Buddhists in the South with the help of Mahendran and Galleon and the latest British Surendren.

    One consolation is this is all a UNP and Elite event which soiled the expensive Carpet of an equally important UNP icon.

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      sumane

      “Navin’s mum hires our premium Sports Stadium for the Elite Poodles,”

      that is because they are vellala/govi poodles.

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      “………..While Navin’s Dad’s old mate is giving Yahapalanaya to our poor Sinhala Buddhists in the South with the help of Mahendran and Galleon and the latest British Surendren”

      Ha,Ha, Nice one Sumane. Keep it up you bugger. Im still rolling on the floor with laughter.

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      KAS KAS Sumana {LSD MODPALA].

      Did you Forget the Shit eating Pig?. From Higher Defence????.

      Lucky for sri lankans, He, Navin did not Try To IMPORT TAX FREE PRAIAH DOG FROM Switzerland for his Better Half or Mother cancelling A Sri Lankan Airline Europe Sector Plane.
      Like HOthambaya Jarapassa Did ????.

      And Colombo Telegraph and Other media guys not get any telephone calls from Higher ups Accusing Them as Shit eating Pigs From a SHIT EATING PIG Like Hothambya Jarapassa disclosing act .
      Not like Former F kings Malaccan Clan did to sri lanka’s economy with Failed Central bank Accounting Officer.

  • 1
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    The beginning of the end…

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    What is wrong with our politicians? One bunch of crooks after the other ripping this country off.

    It seems every time there is a new regime, the pooches and mooches start happening. At the slightest hint of misuse of public funds, these criminals should be kicked off. They are all the same.

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    hat is wrong with our politicians? One bunch of crooks after the other ripping this country off.

    It seems every time there is a new regime, the pooches and mooches start happening. At the slightest hint of misuse of public funds, these criminals should be kicked off. They are all the same.What is wrong with our politicians? One bunch of crooks after the other ripping this country off.

    It seems every time there is a new regime, the pooches and mooches start happening. At the slightest hint of misuse of public funds, these criminals should be kicked off. They are all the same.

  • 6
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    Navin, as minister you should not be involved in instructing stadium managers on what the charges should be. This is outside your area of responsibility and smacks of insidious corruption. You are makingthe same mistake that the Rajapakses did, perhaps your association with them before you crossed over has rubbed off on you. Remember the stadium is not your private property but belongs to the people of Sri Lanka. If you have any decency time for you to resign and give up politics. Your name has been tainted with this abuse of power that yu have displayed.

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    hat is wrong with our politicians? One bunch of crooks after the other ripping this country off.

    It seems every time there is a new regime, the pooches and mooches start happening. At the slightest hint of misuse of public funds, these criminals should be kicked off. They are all the same.What is wrong with our politicians? One bunch of crooks after the other ripping this country off.

    It seems every time there is a new regime, the pooches and mooches start happening. At the slightest hint of misuse of public funds, these criminals should be kicked off. They are all the same.

    ABUSE OF POWER SRI LANKAN STYLE

  • 0
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    The dog wagging its tail

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    sirisena will ignore this article because he is more concerned about bandaranayaka SLFP getting more votes at the coming general election than the rajapakshe SLFP,so will want to keep navin come what may in the chandrika saree fold,so that he gets siri the votes from up country.

    By postponing the dissolution of parliament siri is welcome to get more and more poo and urine from his pooches.The human pooches of course are not loyal like the canine pooches and will desert to for a better meal.

    someone should put complaint to the president directly in writing and publish the letter in all the newspapers and see what he is going to do.

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    Navin, what is wrong with you? Why are you disgracing your father by acting like this? Out of your voters, there are people who voted for you not because you were from the UNP or UPFA, buy purely because you were Gamini Dissanayake’s son. Gamini Dissanayake.s name is more popular than any political party. Therefore, please spare your father and behave yourself. If you can’t, bid adieu to politics and migrate to another country and start afresh in any way you want. Let “Ga” Rest In Peace!

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    The Dissanayakas have never been straight,all of them too are crooks
    but they talk as if they are clean.
    Send him too to the FCID and extract the peoples money from him.
    MY3 your yahapalanaya is bullshit ,people are getting fed up.You may not get the votes that you got earlier, beware of the consequence of your actions.

  • 2
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    What is the difference between the present Government and the Mara Government. As far as the ordinary people are concerned does Dog shows and street races mean anything to them. The people are starving and trying to meet both ends and you have Dog shows. The country is morally bankrupt.

  • 6
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    Where is Gamini? What will Hon. PM Ranil do now?

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      How can you blame Ranil for this? What is wrong is wrong I admit. At least now you can raise these matters without being white vanned. Do you agree that during MR’s time, for flimsy issues than this, people have paid with their lives? So be thankful that you do not have to worry pointing these issues now. You are certainly welcome to do so.

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        You are wrong !!! Even during MR’s time, CT valiantly exposed their crimes.

        I will now await the “great”, “honest” Ranil to act and discipline his minster, will this be another bond scandal ?ha ha I think so.

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          Robert R,

          (You are wrong !!! Even during MR’s time, CT valiantly exposed their crimes.)

          Whom are you trying to bluff? yourself? Yes CT exposed but the Web site was banned for the public in the country. That is how MR dealt with issues worse than this as Murder, Rape and Large scale Fraud. Why? Have you not heard MR himself admitting now, how he saved his people from all crime?

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            Still early days putha, only 100+ days and already so much corruption. I wonder where it will stop if we gave “clean” Ranil 10 years. Let’s see how CT fairs when the govt. makes more and more mistakes and it keeps exposing them. ha ha ha

            By the way, why is it Ranil not only could not win against MR but also CBK ? Is it because he is a born loser who would not have amounted to much without his family connections?

  • 1
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    I said this re. the C.B matter, Lithro, Customs issue concerning the Finance Minister and some other issues: UNLESS President Sirisena intervenes and take direct action, this Administration is also going the way of the previous one.

  • 6
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    Navin,

    Hang your head in shame. Please stop abusing public property with positions given to you by the people to do development work for the country. Remember that the position you hold is not your right. It is the right we exercised to put people like you there ( although I was never a fan of yours, your time crossover made you one of the MS and UNP team)

    RW, should know that imminent defeat faces him regarding Arujuna M’s case and similar matters like this. We wasted our energies and mite to bring you’ll in to power and this is what we get in return!!!!!

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    Now what the President says? To shut up and get on with it ?? NO NO NO. PRESIDENT YOU HAVE TO SHOW US YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR YAHAPALANAYA. GET THE BUGGER TO PAY BACK OR RESIGN FROM HIS POST.

    HE SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED BY FCID. OK?

  • 4
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    Hey Navin,
    don’t do what Gota did for the wife! It’s a transparent government! Even if not with a free press and social media, one can’t do all what ‘power’ could do! Machang be a good boy and pay the balance and don’t think of the power your dad wielded! This is peanuts compared to diverting a plane and grounding passengers! Yet it is not the amount but the principle of YAHAPALANAYA, !!

  • 6
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    It’s official. The country has gone to the dogs.

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      good one malli.You should come more often on this blog.

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    Whether this chap was born with the silver spoon or not he should pay back all dues to the government coffers.

    That’s the the way.

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    Dont criticize Srima Dissanayke-after all she was one time the Presidential candidate of the UNP! The UNP thought she would be an ideal President !(1994 ?)

    This family corruption is worse in the UNP. It even goes into honourary jobs, private sector positions, positions in associations etc.

    For example Wickrema weerasuriya (who married Gamini Dissanayake’s sister)was for a long time the chairman of Singapore owned Ceylon Grain Elevators company. This is not because Wickrema is a major share holder of the company or an expert on flour manufacturing.Foreign companies generally look for well known locals who can lobby for them.When Grain elevators came to the country JR was the President and Gamini Dissanayake was a powerful Minister.The local guys love these jobe where there is no work but get pained handsomely by the foreign company . All they have to do is to get various unfair benefits for the company via their seedy contacts

    But what happened when Wickrema Weerasuriya ( at the young age of 80 !)retired from Grain Elevators. He manuvered to have his son senaka Weerasuriya appointed Chairman of Grain Elevators ! ! Looks like the locals are corrupting the foreigners with the evils of nepotism, influence peddling and selling the country down the drain.

    This is the same thing that other so called private sector stars did. Stanley Jayawardena who was Chairman of Lever brothers( ceylon) ensured that his not so bright son-in-law Amal Cabral ended up as Chairman of lever Brothers(ceylon).

    The same thing was done by CP de Silva , Lalith De Mel etc. These guys were not major shareholders but got to positions through administration.( unlike chaps like Dammika Perera or Harry Jayawardena who actually own the company and can decide who their successor should be) Then after that they manuvered to have their sons in the same positions.

    So we cannot say there is a level playing field anywhere in Sri Lanka. Navin Dissanayake , leave alone becoming a minister ( for sports & tourism !) should not even be a transport manager of a small company. His attitude is all corrupt.

    But they will argue that they are elected by the people. But then who got them nominations ? Their fathers ! By the same token no one can say that Basil Rajapakse or Namal Rajapakse were elected by the people. In 2010 who ever MR nominated would have won. If MR nominated AT Ariyaratne for Gampaha in 2010 surely he would have won.But of course MR wanted Basil & Namal.

    The whole system is a joke but no body is laughing because we are all victims.It is a doghouse .

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    He waits like a sanctimonious
    cat but Navin Dissanayake is
    worse than his father. His
    ugly reputation overtakes
    Gamini D’s apple orchards
    and stacks of money. He
    is an expert on wife beating
    and ask him how to rob and
    he will show you the way.

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    Mr President, if this claim is found to be true , fire him on the spot. Also , charge him for the damages from his personal account. Show your true yahapalanaya!

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      .and get your brother (who you appointed SLT Chairman two weeks after becoming President) out of his office.

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      ..and get your brother (who you appointed SLT Chairman two weeks after becoming President) out of his office.

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      It is Navin’s secretary [Edited out]

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