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Yahapālanaya Sitting On Over 70 Completed Fraud Cases

The Voice against Corruption, an organization affiliated to Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), today charged that the government was sitting on 70 completed investigations related to fraud and corruption by top-notch officials of the previous regime, without making any arrests or taking legal action.

Wasantha

Wasantha

Member of Voice against Corruption, Wasantha Samarasinghe said that his organization has received reliable information that 30 such completed files were lying on the Attorney General’s desk and another 40 on the IGP’s desk without any action.

Samarsinghe accused the President, Prime Minister, Attorney General, the IGP and Justice Minister of interfering in making arrests or filing legal action on such cases.

Samarasighe said that the CID and Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption have completed 30 cases and the relevant files have been handed over to the AG. In addition he said that the FCID of the Police have completed probes on 40 cases with the relevant files going to the IGP.

The JVP member charged that so far the Yahapalana government has filed only two cases against the secretary to the former President Lalith Weeratunge and former MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena. “Even in Lalith’s case, Mahinda Rajapaksa too is responsible as monies from the TRC were spent for distributing “Sil Redi” to voters as election bribes when Rajapaksa contested for Presidency.

Lalith was only the chairman of the TRC at the time. He was acting on Rajapaksa’s instructions” he added.

Samarasinghe said that several high profile cases against Sajin Vass including embezzlement of monies while buying aircraft has been completed, but no legal action is being taken as he is said to have agreed to become a state witness against Mahinda Rajapaksa.

However, Samarasinghe said that all were in the dark about in which cases Gunewardene is going to be a state witness.

Samarasinghe said that the Voice against corruption will hold a massive protest march in Colombo on December 23 to raise public awareness about government’s inaction on punishing the wrongdoers of the previous regime.

Samarasinghe predicted that all civil society organizations and some political groups which were behind the January 08 election victory will take part.

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    Way to go JVP.. We are all with you.

    We did not bring in the New Government to make deals and protect the wrong doers. The bottom line is all investigations, whether it be Murder or High Profile Corruptions will eventually and definitely fall under the feet of MARA for all Corruptions and GOTA for all Murders.

    That is why all these investigations come to a grinding halt when it reaches the final outcome.

    These two Morons thought that the whole of Sri Lanka and it’s resources and people were their private property, just because they happened to be at the helm when the war was won by the Forces and also the sacrifices mad by all concerned with life and also economically, due to high cost of the war to the Nation.

    They never accrued any benefit of the aftermath of the war to the public and worst, pillaging the country and causing more hardship to all communities for their self seeking selfish needs.

    It is time that the people hit the roads if MY3/Ranil want to protect these criminals for the crimes they have committed against the Nation. If Justice is not meted out to these criminals, the current regime will also feel comfortable and carry on in the same way, knowing that nothing would happen to them too, when ACE MURDERERS AND PLUNDERERS still roam freely, as if nothing has happened.

    As SOBITHA THERO rightly said, if we allow the country to be ruled by the Rulers and sit back till the next election, they will eat up the country. “RATA KALA DHAI”. What Gospel Truth, which should be inscribed in gold.

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      I am fully with the JVP on this one. Time to take to streets is fast approaching.

      Unless one keeps an eye, Good Governance Gang will take you for a ride for sure. Citizens should braze themselves for tear gas and baton charges.

      Tilak Marapana’s exit is pretty useless. Sagala Ratnayake has taken his seat. Sagala has shown no passion or backbone for anti-corruption issues in the past. He was placed there because of his unquestionable loyalty to RW. So that covering up and avoiding arrests can continue unabated.

      That is the price you will pay for keeping corrupt UNP & SLFP in power, since 1948.

      Cheers!

      PS:
      Did U witness that fake raid on CSN two days ago. 10 months after Yoshitha’s exit from power. Even Yoshitha is not so dumb to leave incriminating evidence so late.

      Daylight robbery of Cricket Broadcast rights by CSN, Yoshitha & Nishantha Ranatunga has not been enough to file charges. A total eyewash.

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      JVP can only be theoretical. That was the reason that senior man to have left the party 8 months ago.
      Now the very same man to be entwined with WImal Buruwanse worries us actually.

      These men do their politics, as IRC men in village junctions – not studying anyhting. Perhaps, AKD is differnt, but he has to learn a lot specailly how they have to get on withpeople and the country s senior politicians. Just accusing of them being for anything.. going thorugh their theoretical agendas judging but wihtout prima facie evidences make nothing go forward.

      THey have god given mouth pieces to loud at anyone this way.

      • 2
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        When will the JVP ever learn . No one can be convicted without factual evidence . The other day the Dilrukshi Wickramsinghe(BC) on interview said . Do not bring only the allegations bring the evidence and proof with you . The JVP can shout till they are hoarse but must understand why they cannot be prosecuted without prima facie evidence . The usual tactic in SL is to bring allegations against their political rivals for corruption charges . As such no one takes them seriously as they have hidden agenda’s . The supreme court cannot listen to these allegations to give a verdict that the JVP want . If the Supreme court or who ever who disagrees with the JVP is next branded as a bribe taker . This nonsense must end and sanity should prevail .Incidentally there was so much talk of commissions being taken has anyone come to the Bribery commission having received these so called commissions ?

    • 9
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      JVP

      A ‘Monitoring Accountability Panel'(MAP)comprising five foreign experts has been appointed by TGTE, to keep the SL government on its toes.

      A “Monitoring Exposure Panel” (MEP)appointed by the JVP will be a noose round the neck of the government, which is now fully accustomed to cheating.

    • 4
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      Member of Voice against Corruption, Wasantha Samarasinghe

      Thank you very much for your efforts.

      Let us all Organize monthly Yahapalanaya Democratic Revolution Protests, taking specific cases for the month and forcing the authorities to take action.

      Remember, the French Revolution? Russian? American etc.

      Let’s start the Lanka Yahapalanaya Revolution to get at the crooks.

      French Revolution

      The French Revolution (French: Révolution française [ʁevɔlysjɔ̃ fʁɑ̃sɛːz]) was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799, and was partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire. The Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, experienced violent periods of political turmoil, and finally culminated in a dictatorship by Napoleon that rapidly brought many of its principles to Western Europe and beyond. Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history, triggering the global decline of absolute monarchies while replacing them with republics. Through the Revolutionary Wars, it unleashed a wave of global conflicts that extended from the Caribbean to the Middle East. Historians widely regard the Revolution as one of the most important events in human history.[1][2][3]

      The causes of the French Revolution are complex and are still debated among historians. Following the Seven Years’ War and the American Revolutionary War,[4] the French government was deeply in debt and attempted to restore its financial status through unpopular taxation schemes. Years of bad harvests leading up to the Revolution also inflamed popular resentment of the privileges enjoyed by the clergy and the aristocracy. Demands for change were formulated in terms of Enlightenment ideals and contributed to the convocation of the Estates-General in May 1789. The first year of the Revolution saw members of the Third Estate taking control, the assault on the Bastille in July, the passage of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen in August, and a women’s march on Versailles that forced the royal court back to Paris in October. A central event of the first stage, in August 1789, was the abolition of feudalism and the old rules and privileges left over from the Ancien Régime. The next few years featured political struggles between various liberal assemblies and right-wing supporters of the monarchy intent on thwarting major reforms. The Republic was proclaimed in September 1792 after the French victory at Valmy. In a momentous event that led to international condemnation, Louis XVI was executed in January 1793.

      External threats closely shaped the course of the Revolution. The Revolutionary Wars beginning in 1792 ultimately featured French victories that facilitated the conquest of the Italian Peninsula, the Low Countries and most territories west of the Rhine – achievements that had eluded previous French governments for centuries. Internally, popular agitation radicalised the Revolution significantly, culminating in the rise of Maximilien Robespierre and the Jacobins. The dictatorship imposed by the Committee of Public Safety during the Reign of Terror, from 1793 until 1794, established price controls on food and other items, abolished slavery in French colonies abroad, dechristianised society through the creation of a new calendar and the expulsion of religious figures, and secured the borders of the new republic from its enemies.

      Large numbers of civilians were executed by revolutionary tribunals during the Terror, with estimates ranging from 16,000 to 40,000.[5] After the Thermidorian Reaction, an executive council known as the Directory assumed control of the French state in 1795. The rule of the Directory was characterised by suspended elections, debt repudiations, financial instability, persecutions against the Catholic clergy, and significant military conquests abroad.[6] Dogged by charges of corruption, the Directory collapsed in a coup led by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1799. Napoleon, who became the hero of the Revolution through his popular military campaigns, went on to establish the Consulate and later the First Empire, setting the stage for a wider array of global conflicts in the Napoleonic Wars.

      The modern era has unfolded in the shadow of the French Revolution. Almost all future revolutionary movements looked back to the Revolution as their predecessor.[7] Its central phrases and cultural symbols, such as La Marseillaise and Liberté, égalité, fraternité, became the clarion call for other major upheavals in modern history, including the Russian Revolution over a century later.[8] The values and institutions of the Revolution dominate French politics to this day. French historian François Aulard comments that:

      the Revolution consisted in the suppression of what was called the feudal system, in the emancipation of the individual, in greater division of landed property, the abolition of the privileges of noble birth, the establishment of equality, the simplification of life… The French Revolution differed from other revolutions in being not merely national, for it aimed at benefiting all humanity.”[9]

      Globally, the Revolution accelerated the rise of republics and democracies. It became the focal point for the development of all modern political ideologies, leading to the spread of liberalism, radicalism, nationalism, socialism, feminism, and secularism, among many others. The Revolution also witnessed the birth of total war by organizing the resources of France and the lives of its citizens towards the objective of military conquest.[10] Some of its central documents, like the Declaration of the Rights of Man, expanded the arena of human rights to include women and slaves, leading to movements for abolitionism and universal suffrage in the next century.[11]

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    Member of Voice against Corruption, Wasantha Samarasinghe

    RE: Over 70 Bigwig Fraud Cases Now Completed; “Yahapālanaya Plays Cover Up” Says JVP

    “The Voice against Corruption, an organization affiliated to Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), today charged that the government was sitting on 70 completed investigations related to fraud and corruption by top-notch officials of the previous regime, without making any arrests or taking legal action.”

    Thank you sir. Make a lot of noise, send posters, have rallies amnd make them take action.

    Make sure there is a lot of media publicity.

    • 4
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      Amarasiri,

      “Thank you sir. Make a lot of noise, send posters, have rallies amnd make them take action. Make sure there is a lot of media publicity.”

      You can count on me.

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        The Rogue Ayer

        “You can count on me.”

        Let’s make 1,000 posters and hand it over to Wasantha Samarasinghe and others for distribution.

        Need a poster setter and a printer. Need some walls too.Temple Tress and the presidential place has good poster walls.

        [Edited out]

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          Amarasiri,

          “[Edited out]”

          You have lately been often “edited out”.

          Maybe they will next use PTA to silence you?

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            The Rogue Ayer

            “[Edited out]” You have lately been often “edited out”. Maybe they will next use PTA to silence you? “

            Is Colombo Telegraph a Church? May be they do not want to be punished for sins.

            May be they Need to have an Index, just the same way the the Catholic Church had an Index, to include all the forbidden books like those of Kepler and others, which gave contrary opinions to what the Church said such as the Earth going around the Sun,contradicting Joshua in the Bible.

            Books thought to contain such errors included works by astronomers such as Johannes Kepler’s Epitome astronomiae Copernicanae, which was on the Index from 1621 to 1835, and by philosophers, like Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason.

            Index Librorum Prohibitorum

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_Librorum_Prohibitorum

            The Index Librorum Prohibitorum (English: List of Prohibited Books) was a list of publications deemed heretical, anti-clerical or lascivious, and therefore banned by the Catholic Church.[1] The Church has earlier examples of forming a formal prohibition of works including the Muratorian Canon around 170 AD which set to establish what was acceptable to have in the New Testament and what was heretical. The 9th century also witnessed the creation of what is considered to be the first index called the Decretem Glasianum but was never officially authorized.[2] Much later, a first version (the Pauline Index) was promulgated by Pope Paul IV in 1559, which Paul F. Grendler believed marked “the turning-point for the freedom of enquiry in the Catholic world”, and which lasted less than a year, being then replaced by what was called the Tridentine Index (because it was authorized at the Council of Trent), which relaxed aspects of the Pauline Index that had been criticized and had prevented its acceptance.[1]

            The 20th and final edition appeared in 1948, and the Index was formally abolished on 14 June 1966 by Pope Paul VI.[3][4][5]

            The aim of the list was to protect the faith and morals of the faithful by preventing the reading of heretical and immoral books. Books thought to contain such errors included works by astronomers such as Johannes Kepler’s Epitome astronomiae Copernicanae, which was on the Index from 1621 to 1835, and by philosophers, like Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. The various editions of the Index also contained the rules of the Church relating to the reading, selling and pre-emptive censorship of books—editions and translations of the Bible that had not been approved by the Church could be banned.[6]

            Catholic canon law still recommends that works concerning sacred Scripture, theology, canon law, church history, and any writings which specially concern religion or morals, be submitted to the judgment of the local ordinary.[7] The local ordinary consults someone whom he considers competent to give a judgment and, if that person gives the nihil obstat (“nothing forbids”) the local ordinary grants the imprimatur (“let it be printed”).[8] Members of religious institutes require the imprimi potest (it can be printed) of their major superior to publish books on matters of religion or morals.[9]

            Some of the scientific theories in works that were on early editions of the Index have long been routinely taught at Catholic universities worldwide; for example in 1758 the general prohibition of books advocating heliocentrism from the Index was finally removed, but already in 1742 two Franciscan mathematicians had published an edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica (1687) with commentaries and a preface stating that the work assumed heliocentrism and could not be explained without it.[10] The burning at the stake of Giordano Bruno,[11] whose entire works were placed on the Index in 1603,[12] was because of teaching the heresy of pantheism, not for heliocentrism or other scientific views.[13][14][15] Antonio Rosmini-Serbati, one of whose works was on the Index, was beatified in 2007.[16] In 2002, a retired Roman Catholic bishop gave his personal approval to the writings of Maria Valtorta, which had been placed on the Index in 1960[17] (though never in a printed edition, since the last such edition was published in 1948) and which have still not been given official Church approval.[18][19] The developments since the abolition of the Index signify “the loss of relevance of the Index in the 21st century.”[20]

            A complete list of the authors and writings present in the successive editions of the Index is given in J. Martínez de Bujanda, Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 1600–1966.[21] A list of the books that were on the Index can be found on the World Wide Web.[22]

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    Yahapalanaya is gradually whittling down! It may vanish altogether before long!

    Sengodan. M

  • 17
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    Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country. (Karl Kraus)

    Soon in this country there will be no politicians who haven’t taken bribes and no viable businesses, that have not offered bribes.

    The cancer of corruption is no longer benign. It is highly malignant. If you remove the cancer, the patient may die. If you don’t remove it will die anyway. There seems to be no choice. We and our children are doomed.

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    Will CT kindly have an Info-graphic sheet displaying the 70 odd Cases stated by
    the JVP under what is with AG and that is with IGP, detailed as applicable, on a
    monthly reviewd basis please?

    Highest run of Corruption during MRs Regime, as investigated by FCID is given here.
    “ Mahinda has owned up to his mistakes. He has said ‘bale thiyanakota mole ne, mole thiyanakota bale ne’— when one has power one has no brains and vice versa”. – DBSJ

    1. Case No. 474/2015 at Fort M.C. dealing with Hedging Fund and involving A.N.Cabraal, PB Jayasuendra, A de Mel, L.Karunaratne (Rs.200-700 Million ) 2. Case No. 24327/2015 at Chief M.C.(3) In the matter of Lanka Hospital shares and connected to G. Rajapakse, Roshini ,Cabraal, N.Godahewa, D.Jayaweera, M. Medihewa, W.Amunugamuwa, D.P.Y. Wijesinghe. (Rs. 600 million) 3. B26907/3/15 at Colombo M.C re Housing deals connected with W.Weerasena,B.K.J.K.Perera. 4. B/40/2015 at Kaduwella M.C. re Land purchases, involving Mrs. W.Weerasena, C.S.Ranasinhe. 5. B323/15 in Tangalle M.C. about Carlton Pre-school construction involving State Eng. Corporation Staff (Rs. 35 million) 6. 8674/15 in Pugoda M.C. re Development works, involving B.Rajapakse, N. Thirukumar 7. B22467/1/15 at Colombo Chief M.C. re Money Laundering by M. Aluthgamage (Rs. 3 – 27 million) 8. B22468/1/15 in Colombo Chief M.C. on Wealth acquired of Dr.P.B. Wickrema. 9. B25389/1/15 at Colombo C.M.Court re Money Laundering by G.Senarath. 10. B25166/3/15 at Colombo Ch M.C. Teleshan TV Network with A.Pilapita S.Wickremasinghe, and Sil Reddi with L.Weeratunga and Ven.V.Somananda Thero. 11. B9825/15 at Kaduwela M.C. re CSN Channel involving ITN Directorate & Staff. 12. B35/15 at Kaduwela M.C. re ownership of Marriot Hotel in Dubai with N.Lokuwitharne and M.Rajapakse ( Rs. 48 to 190 million) 13. B27453/1/15 at Hultsdorf M.C. about Lanka Logistics Arms importing connected to G.Rajapakse, P.B.Jayasundera, Mohan Peiris, J.Wickremasinghe. 14. B/663/15 at Fort M.C. on Bank of Ceylon, Seychelles by M. Rajapakse & family 15. Greek Bonds purchase with names of Cabraal & Rajapakse in Petition Colombo M.C of 15.8.15 involving Rs. 1257 million 16. Sajin Vass Gunewardena in abuse of Public property, at Fort Magistrate Court, remanded since May, 2015. Also at Bribery Com. for questionable Assets. 17. Petition accepted in Supreme Court on 6.8.15 re Vehicle Permits abuse 18. Case No. 50/10 at High Courts, Kandy: Captain Wickremasinghe`s activity in Giritale Army Camp re Torture Chambers – under G. Rajapakse`s directions? 19. On Bail – Rohita Bogollagama 20. B/C Case – BC/2370/2011/B1 – 1 Billion heist: Pradeep Gunawardana (C`man State Trading Corporation) 21. B 586/15 in the Fort Magistrate’s Court on June 5, 2015 re Pushpa Rajapaksa Foundation & SMB payments. 22. Champika Karunaratne –Former Coordinating Secy.of MR remanded over Fraud (10 million) 23. M.C Nuwara Eliya Case of Prof. Dharmasiri in fraud of David Paynters Art work worth Rs.37 Million ? 24. etc etc e.&o.e

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      A great idea. Thanks.

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      Excellent input by Punhcinilame. Thanks!

      However, nothing will happen. No matter how hard CT exposes these matters.

      RW has a thick skin. See how he has survived decades of UNP strife and mutiny. See how he saved CB Governor.

      In Lake House run Daily News today there is an article about Harin F’s explosion at the last Cabinet meeting. Pumping his image.

      Connect the dots. Lake House is run by another one of RW’s blue-eyed boys, Kavan Ratnayake. Sagala’s brother. Gives us a hint about where RW camp stands about Avant Garde issue.

      RW wants a way to sort it out. Course of of law will not take place in these matters. Everything will be politically managed. In any case AG is highly politicized and in general considered a corrupt institution.

      Mr. Thirukumar is involved as well. Who thinks RW will sacrifice one of his best buddies?

      Only civil society can save this country. Stay awake!

      Cheers!

  • 8
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    I would like to join this Protest march.The Soul is willing but the Flesh is weak!
    The Voice against Corruption is being silenced no doubt; The AG,The IGP?
    Notwithstanding,the Independent commissions appointed with so much fanfare!

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    What is wrong with this Dude?.

    JVP Prince has a massive memory loss . He can’t even remember the JVP dude who is an Aussie under a Sinhala name and wants to do politics under a Tamil name?.

    The Prince’s new mentor Batalanda Ranil is also not that clean after what Mahendran did to him .

    Plus carrying the whole TNA on his shoulders is heavy work, although travelling to parliament is a bit easier now, driving the Vellala Merc which Sambandan donated to him .

    I mean all officially I suppose.

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      KAS,

      “He can’t even remember the JVP dude who is an Aussie under a Sinhala name and wants to do politics under a Tamil name?.”

      Former JVP now FSP dude.

      Why is the dude only accused of having overstayed his tourist visa?

      How can an Australian citizen legally use his invalid NIC (only for citizens) to become a candidate in elections using a name that is not his name anymore? When and how did he renew his NIC? Did he not provide false information for the NIC?

      Note that the Government according to Mangala is considering relief for the dude. Maybe one day service for dual citizenship?

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    JVP and civil society should keep up the pressure. There may be few delays due to the hih volume. I still believe MY3 and RW will go ahead with the investigations as courrupt mafia is awaiting tThere capture the power to ruin the nation.

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    These are the people who could do some real good to this country.If not for them there wont be an effective mechanism to challenge this government which is full of A to Z corrupt cronies of both the parties.Have we ever heard Anura Kumara,Tilvin, Wijitha, lalkantha and rest of JVP ers earn anything illegally.They are the real lovers of the masses and the country.Look at most of the SlFPers and UNPers starting from S.B,Janaka bandara,Rajitha,and all most all except for few like Ranil,Karu came in to politics without a cent in hand have become multi millioners having palatial houses,Luxury vehicles educating children aboard,There barrel type physics amply demonstrate the amount of filth they have swallowed.

  • 4
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    Signs are that high promises that overthrew Jarapassa is being gradually watered down to make us feel that we should boot out Jarasena and Jarasinghe at the next ballot. When? Another five years. The highest decision making body is the cabinet. In it there is a top bureaucrat when he/she was serving in the Ministry of Posts he/she pilfered Rs. 300,000 in the guise of expenses of paying hotel fees etc. when the fellowship was fully funded by the donor country, making him/her ineligible to claim such money. This was possible when he/she, him/her self was the Junior staff officer in charge of the subject of training. Secretary of the Ministry at that time ordered to pay the money back and lo and behold it had to be paid back because of the audit report. BUT NO DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Next year he/she was given a double promotion, rare occurrence in public service, and now hobnobbing with the Yahalapalana Ministers having access to all the confidential information. His/Her ability to Doctor Minutes of meetings go unsurpassed.

    The corrupt officials and corrupt acts will say “Men may come and Men may go but we go on for ever.” like the brook that joins the river Dee. Naturally these corrupt officials too have a hand in the corrupt acts of politicians who wer booted out and the above is an instance where the person alone was to benefit until the whole thing was blown in the press.

    GOD BLESS THE YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT!

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    The people are not that dumb, It is pretty obvious that the biggest bottleneck is in THe Attorney Generals Department . This AG and his catchers should be brought before parliament and asked to explain why the delays in prosecutions in spite of all the evidence. These fellows are the jokers who still have allegiance to MARA and his Family and regime. Nothing will happen re the hundreds of cases of corruption unless these people are got rid of.We will never have justice while the President and P.M. yet have tete a tetes with Guys like Gota the white van criminal , These yapalana fellows know who the criminals are but dare not touch them because they themselves have skeletons in the cupboard.Poor Venerable Sobhitha a great human must be turning in his grave.

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    Here is the hilarious part of Yakagey palanaya.

    Investigations have run amok in the last 365 days with vociferous announcements by anyone and everyone that everybody but themselves were corrupt.

    Now we are told Avante Garde did not commit any crimes and their operations were above board. The multi million rupee bribe takers are still enjoying their ill-gotten gains. No more talk of Ukraine, Dubai, Seycelles bank deposits.

    The Attorney General claims everything is being done according to the laws of the country. The IGP claims the files are with the Attorney General.

    May I ask, whose damned law are these two fools following. If it is Sri Lankan law, then people need to be indicted. If it is their own law, we need to get rid of these leeches who are playing a political game of survival.

    The JVP needs to stop playing both sides and get their lawyers to clarify if Sri Lankan laws exist to indict these crooks. If not, we are all being taken for suckers.

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    Upul,

    “The Attorney General claims everything is being done according to the laws of the country.”

    To my best knowledge they have not made any claims on the 70 cases. Not a single word.

    On some other cases they have said that there is so far not enough evidence but that the police investigations should continue.

    I am not defending anybody just trying my best to provide facts.

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    The AG probably has selective criteria of choosing whom to prosecute first – probably influenced by how much clout each person has.

    AG can even suppress facts which will clinch prosecution, like the suppression of the fact of illegal weapons recovered from Avant Garde.

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    The fact that almost a year has passed since the new government took office and the two main Rajapaksas, Mahinda and Gota are still not behind bars speaks of a secret deal made by Ranil on the night of election. I firmly believe that the deal was that if Mahinda left quietly there would be no prosecution against him.

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    What happened to SACHI

  • 0
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    What happened to Weerawansa duplicate passport?

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      Guru,

      What happened to Weerawansa duplicate passport?

      The news on the investigations and court cases regarding the problems Wimal and his wife have with their passports have vanished from media attention.

      I believe that the court case of Wimal will continue only April or May 2016.

      Wimal apparently did not travel to Europe as planned because he was giving statements etc in SL.

      Maybe he had to postpone his trip?

      I still don’t understand how he received a visa or visas with an invalid passport that was listed missing.

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    justice,

    “The AG probably has selective criteria of choosing whom to prosecute first – probably influenced by how much clout each person has. AG can even suppress facts which will clinch prosecution, like the suppression of the fact of illegal weapons recovered from Avant Garde.”

    What I have read is that there were different opinions at the Dept of AG on arresting Gota. Then a politician “solved” the problem and Gota was not arrested.

    Even if arrested Gota would be out on bail and spend the next 10-15 years in an endless court case.

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    Why is the Central Bank bond issue not being in the limelight? The JVP and concerned others must take this also at their protest rally.

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    Wasantha Samarasinghe and ‘Voice Against Corruption’, I laud your actions. Keep it up – yamapalanaya must be held accountable. Going to the streets is the best action. However please keep the protesters calm. Non violent street protests have achieved just as much as violent protests if not more.

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    Just to add the following:

    http://island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=135801

    
    “Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges has dropped investigations into at least 15 cases on the grounds that the state didn’t suffer revenue losses due to those transactions.
    Having completed investigations into 16 cases, the Commission had recommended further legal action as regards only one of them, authoritative sources told The Island.”

    Does this mean that as long as there is no loss of revenue fraud, corruption, abuse of power, state resources and privileges are accepted?

    Is this the correct way to promote good governance and rule of law?

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