26 June, 2019

Blog

MR Threatened Me Into Remaining Silent On Govt Corruption: Maithripala

Common Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena says he never raised issues about the rampant corruption within the government because he was threatened by President Rajapaksa to keep mum about issues concerning bribery and corruption in the regime.

SRI LANKA-ELECTION-OPPOSITIONSpeaking at the launch of the book – the ‘Doom Boom Economy’ authored by JHU frontliner and former Minister Champika Ranawaka yesterday, Sirisena recalled the incident following which he had been threatened by President Rajapaksa to remain silent about the corruption within his government.

“It was in 2011; I had attended a progress review meeting of the Economic Development Ministry monetary projects. . . During the gathering, issues were raised concerning the prevalent public view of the large scale frauds in road construction projects. I spoke up then and stressed on the importance of rectifying such issues,” Sirisena recalled.

Sirisena said he received a phone call from Temple Trees the very next day. He had been summoned to meet the President, who had demanded to know whether he spoke on corruption over the construction of roads.

“I said yes and explained that it was a growing public view. I advised him that it was not a good development and on the need to address it immediately. President Rajapaksa then pointed his finger at me and said that if I am to remain in the government I must remain silent on the corruption within his regime. . . He also asked me ‘තමුසේ වෙන ගමනක්ද යන්න හදන්නේ’ (Are you attempting to undertake a separate journey?),” Sirisena said adding that it was on that day, he decided that he would not raise an issue on corruption until he left the Rajapska regime.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 13
    3

    If Sirisena quit the government due to a threat on his exposure of corruptuion and for no other reason, he is an honourable man and deserves to lead the nation.

    Personal assets are a barometer of corruption.
    The Elections Commissioner refusing to make them available to the public may mean that he “is under threat”.

    • 4
      1

      Most of them in UPFA have made it – butwhat matters is who has made it with 5000% – those commisions being grabed by them can give a life to the poor in this country today.
      As the young Senanayake made it clear ” not the country before them” but everything is for them. ONly populastic rhretorics misguided the poor people.

    • 1
      1

      There are more in that bunch irrespective those threats make every effort to stay there. Reason – millions that they have abused are on their files… That is the reason. Else, those men have big talks .. abuse everyone by their kind of filthy expressions but not to have guts to join hands with THE PARTIES of the needs of the hour – prove their just penisless boys.

    • 1
      0

      MS,

      MR Threatened Me Into Remaining Silent On Govt Corruption: Maithripala

      Did he have a file on you too?

    • 3
      1

      I wonder if there is any prohibition in all the 18 other Candidates VOLUNTARILY making public of the Declaration of Assets form? The very aim for this provision in the Election laws, was as a precaution against corruption? Will not this simple and elementary tactic not bring into the open the incumbents and his family assets! A much needed information prior to endorsing a 3rd term by SB Voters. Their
      LAST chance to benefit from democratic governance.

      This PE is being finanaced by China in a subtle way by inflating the Contract charges for Highway development. Public Officers in the Treasury and the Central Bank should be well aware of the modus- operandi. Only the incumbent Candidate benefits from this.

    • 0
      1

      At the time Nimal Lanza was rounded by STF for their search – President and his brother Basil have personally visited the place – why ?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuggVAsudJ4

      Why should the president of a state be worried in this issue – if justice is guarded by normal justice system of the country ? Why special previledges were given to Lanza as to no others ?

      This is the reality of thuggish rule – that always protected MEGA DRUG DEALERS.

  • 11
    1

    That is how thugs behave, they threaten you to submit.

    I was told by a reliable source at the time of NO LIMIT incident, when the BALU SENA GOONS ransacked the business premises. The same MARA has threatened the NO LIMIT owner to withdraw the case saying ” You have lot of outlets to run, do you”. To put in Sinhala ” OYATA HUNGAK KADAVAL THIYANAVA NE”.

    This was done, as I was told was through Faiz Musthapha’s mobile phone, who was sent by MARA to neutralize the situation.

    It was a public news that the matter was subsequently settled amicably outside the court,although it was a public disobedience case which could not have been settled outside the court. But do we have a functioning judiciary under the MARA regime.

    Hope and pray that all these threats,murders,corruptions and all other nonsense will come to an end on the 9th of Jan/15, under the leadership of MY3.

    • 3
      1

      Ansar, It is a shame that folks like you treat this Mustfas as the leader of the Muslim community after knowing all this facts.

      Isnt this Faiser Moron was to tell the masses that he will not be in the Govt if BBS supporting MaRa?

      Aren’t there any forward thinking Muslim leaders left in this country or any Muslim clergy that can come forward and educate the Muslim masses to kick out morons like Hakeems and these Musthafas from Sri Lanka?

      • 0
        1

        The corrupt Muslims are with the government. The good Muslims are threatened. The total muslim community will reject all those Muslim traitors of peace loving Muslim citizenry of this country.

    • 4
      9

      Before the Balu Sena started attacking Muslims they first visited Norway to be briefed by the LTTE. Is that not so?

    • 5
      8

      Wisdom of Thirukkural

      “The wise do not make an outward show of their anger at the spur of the moment. They await the occasion opportune for triumph”.

      Maithripala has acted by this ancient wisdom. The disclosure is well timed. He took that decision three years earlier.

      Lack of circumspection by those in power changes the course of history.

      Around 1930 when Hindu dominated Indian National Congress held sway, CR Das a Hindu political leader argued in Congress for fair treatment of Muslims in employment it was rejected.

      Maulana Azad a Congress leader and Minister of Education in Nehru’s cabinet later wrote, “On that day the germ of Pakistan was born”.

      The day PAKISTAN came into being in 1947, Jinnah declared Urudu shall be the official language of the new state. Anyone saying anything different is a traitor. Mujibur Rahman walked out of the meeting.

      BANGLADESH came into being in 1971.

      In the warning to MS by MR lies the genesis of REGIME CHANGE.

      • 5
        0

        So finally its the language thinge??

        21st centenary practical solution is live Brussels/Belgium Flemish and French and German with English.- everybody study everything to be served or nothing at all. well done! only immigrants complain

        add Hindi too and seal a deal. why not??

        • 2
          0

          Javi.

          “add Hindi too and seal a deal. why not??”

          Hindi is slowly creeping in. Eventually it will be enforced as the only official language of this island.

          Will the Sinhalese complain about it or are they going to say why not, we are Aryan too?

          There is a possibility that the stupid Tamils would fight for the Sinhala people’s language rights as VP did to kick the Hindian IPKF out of the island, and reestablished sovereignty of this island.

          • 3
            0

            “~Will the Sinhalese complain about it or are they going to say why not, we are Aryan too?~”~

            No of course not. The Sihala Buddhist black cats would encourage the northern and eastern mice to their unlucky cheese less utopia.
            No more naan , porata, chappathi, chaval, vada gena idily.

            Who would let the dogs loose??

            They have to take a revisit to Coloba Collo and Kello and play that western sound where all goodies come from.

            “~” There is a possibility that the stupid Tamils would fight for the Sinhala people’s language rights”~”

            Possibly, that is exactly what Siva the former DRO Trinco is doing right now with his ever flowing statistical stream from religion to the watery grave.
            Dunno he wont tell us.(video watti amma es una Sistema Secreto)

  • 3
    1

    What about the corruption during CBK’s time?

    Did she threaten you too for you to keep quiet then?

  • 2
    9

    Soooooooo Sira !!!!Have you remained silent???????????
    I hear you addressing meeting & rallies all over the country.

    Is this the way to remain silent ?
    Enough of your baby talk. grow up and focus on what you have to do.

    • 1
      0

      Had he opened his mouth what happened to

      Lasantha
      Raviraj
      Maheswaran
      Ekneligoda
      Azath Sally
      Tissanayagam
      That British citizen and his Russian girl friend

      would have happened to him.

  • 6
    2

    So this aspirant for the Presidency had to stay silent for four years? But he still had his ministerial salary, vehicle, fuel, accommodation, guards, perks of all kinds…… Couldn’t he have said “I don’t need so much”. Or “I’m giving my share to a less fortunate person”?

    No way. I tell you guys these buggers are all the same. They leave the government and claim to be saints. They are all crooked. But MR is more crooked than My3. So take your pick.

  • 4
    0

    Matilda,All due respect to your comment,I or most of the Muslims do not consider Mustapha as a leader.Rather we consider Mustapha in particular and the SLMC in general as self seeking wolves aligned with the MARA Govt. Once Mujibur Rahuman quite rightly said that MARA will never get a single Muslim vote regardless of who says what especially after the A & B incident involving the BALU SENAS.
    To your point of looking for a real Muslim Leader is a tough call for which I do not have an answer at this point of time. My advice to the community at this moment is to rally round MY3 hoping that he will not treat the minorities the way MARA treated.

    • 1
      0

      Ansar,
      Good one and Im sure the large muslim community have the same thinking to send MaRa and his bunch of rogues in a Mihin Air plane to somewhere in China or Africa.

      Muslims in SL need another Charismatic leader like MHM Ashroff and not a sex maniac and known cheater like they have in SLMC who only serves for himself and can be bought for few millions.

      Its all strange as MaRa started his political journey thre Palestine Solidarity movement and once fondly called as Arafat-Mahinda as his following of the PLO leader at that time.

      Things may have gone bad with GoRas plan to use BBS to put fear psychosis among minorities and that plan did not worked well for Rajapaksas and not a single Tamil/Muslim/Burgher will vote for these morons.

  • 4
    0

    And now we know how Candidate Sirisena felt, what the TNA members felt under the jackboot of the LTTE.

    Sirisena and Sampa, playing for their time to one day lead the Nation forward.

    • 1
      7

      Vishvajith, the TNA WERE the jackboot if the LTTE in parliament.

    • 2
      0

      Siri and Sampa = Sistema Secreto

      old is gold bt not that glitters with a TBolt in hand

      The night of january 8th cometh the sun shine in!

      USB3

  • 1
    1

    So why didn’t you resign immediately. Had you resigned immediately the independence of Judiciary would have been maintained, the behaviour of the PSC would have been exposed, the 18th Amendment would not have been passed, etc. Even if you win, I have my doubt whether this Alliance will last forever.

    • 2
      0

      At last, a realistic assessment. Well said Citizen.

    • 1
      0

      Had he opened his mouth what happened to

      Lasantha
      Raviraj
      Maheswaran
      Ekneligoda
      Azath Sally
      Tissanayagam
      That British citizen and his Russian girl friend

      would have happened to him.

      • 2
        0

        Sensible Thinking, He could have simply resigned if he was a man of principle. I suppose the perks were too great.

  • 1
    1

    No surprise.

    Who wants to end up like Lasatha Wickramatunga.

    MaRa is a top thug.

  • 2
    1

    Ayyoooo sirisena, were you so afraid to tell the truth those days , what about chandrika’s days

    Baby sirisens now you are saying your mother (Chandrika) is not corrupted only your dad (MR) is corrupted and he threaten you. now you can tell these stories because you are not afraid because mother is with you now

  • 1
    1

    Mahinda, Basil, Gotabaya, Namal, are all a bunch of murderers and thieves. Soon they should be put trial and be flogged in public in addition to long jail terms for corruption and crimes against humanity.

  • 0
    0

    What seem to be preventing him coming out with a true account of alleged rampant corruption in MR regime – WITH FACTS AND FIGURES OF COURSE – now?

  • 2
    1

    My dear Sirisena,

    Dude, First of all I must ask you,
    Where was your backbone when MR call you “thamuse”?

    Let alone President, I will not let anyone call me thamuse except my father. Is this the standard term MR use for you lot? Cha cha cha lajjai ah?

    My first point,

    Can you start by revealing your assets to public and the tax returns you filled for the last 10 years? (Your Brothers’ ones also will be appreciated)

    Not just your family, Maybe, the whole lot of you who promise us Disney Land must do so?

    (Why is it that, press do not ask these questions?)

    Remember, transparency and right to information can start from home? so show us the performance your house.

    What guarantee you have that those who cross over are not corrupted?

    You talk about punishing lot of wrong doers which we have heard before, from Chandrika, Who promised to punish UNP in the Gale face. Looks who is best of pals now? So that is the justice to the 60,000 youths disappeared during the eighties. Wow Dude, this is some performance,

    People will trust you more if you stand up alone. But with likes of Chandrika and shrewd politician like Ranil, Be carefull where you tread, There will be thousands of land mines laid in front of your journey. We all know what happened to poor general.

    I heard your buddy Rajitha’s Son also in politics? So looks like family band-ism is not completely over?

    Also heard from DBS Jeyaraj how you behaved when your goons and son attacked an individual in front of his wife at Pasikuda beach, Are you going to allow an independent inquiry into that? would you let your son go to jail if found guilty of assault?

    You see along the way lot of people come and give us fairy tales, and salesman talks, Your stories are little too good to be true, So still I keep my cheeks tight because I do not know what will be inside, when I wake up from your dream.

    At least with MR, with so called corruption (which none has yet proved of anything surprisingly and no one from MR family has not asked money from me), band-ism, lawlessness (which I can see clearly and a cancer and will bite back Mahinda one day like a bitch), Country is on a journey, It is getting somewhere, You have still not convinced me that with your lot things will be better.

    So I keep my options up until the last minute and exercise my franchise as wisely as possible, Something tells me I have not yet seen the true colors of this freedom fighters.

    Also, I like to know what your views on Sexual freedom, Freedom for gay people? You know that in Sri Lanka, a man and woman cannot sleep together without breaking the law? So I do not know what kind of freedom you are talking about?

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 300 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically shut off on articles after 10 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.