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Pictures: Who Will Get The Rolls Royce Ghost Cars After The CHOGM ?

By Colombo Telegraph

“Who will get the Rolls Royce Ghost cars after the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting? Bet the Rajapaksa clan is at the head of the queue and the poor tax payer and money set aside for development of the land will be utilized to run these cars for the rest of their days” an anonymous, widely circulated email asks and predicts.

Meanwhile, the United National Party (UNP) Friday urged the government to investigate the import of a ‘Rolls Royce Ghost’ luxury vehicle.

UNP parliamentarian and economist Harsha De Silva told a news conference that the entire transaction needed to be investigated because of the discrepancy between the price listed by the Rolls Royce Company and the price stated in the Customs declaration.

“The Customs has released the car after a payment of Rs.61 million by way of taxes on the declaration made by the importer that the luxury vehicle cost only US$175 000. But the Company says otherwise. It states that the Rolls Royce Ghost car costs nearly US$350 000, which means that the tax has to be twice the amount paid. We are not complaining or saying that anyone has stolen anything, what we are asking is for a transparent investigation into the matter,” Dr. De Silva said.

 

 

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    Our precious foreign exchange is mainly earned by poor maids by not only sacrificing the integrity but also their lives.please learn from south Korea.they also exported labour decades ago but with forogn exchange they developed the country.the south Korean economy is thriving.in Sri Lanka everything is politics.The politicians should realize that they have to pay one day for all the misdeeds may be even in the next birth.Sri Lanka is the most hypocritical country I have seen.karma will catch up with you some times even in the next birth.that’s for sure.

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      Das. Understand your sentiments. The politicians never realise that one day they will have to pay for their misdeeds. Our politicians though visit temples and bodhiyas just for propagandan never believe in religion or follow any religion. They have no conscience. Their aim is to exploit public money to the maximum level. The people are paying now for their misdeed of not electing proper politicians. We have to solace ourselves thinking about the effect of karma. The problem lies with the people. They never protest against any misdeeds of politicians. Our people are not concerned with rule of law, transparency or at least democracy. They are interested only in material gains

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        @Rohana
        Politicians in Sri RajaPakistan (formerly known as Sri Lanka) do not need to worry about anything because, whatever they do our 3 brain celled voters keep voting them into power.

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        Bloody monks of all religions warmly accept and pay accolades to these corrupt politicians.There is a special place in hell for these barstads.

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          Monks.. who the hell do you think they are ? The damage done by priests to this nation is enough to buy a hundred such cars.

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      Manny hundreds can benefit if the money was spent on health & education

      Even UK dont supply Rolls Royce for Commonwealth meetings

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      Quit whining.

      These political thieves are elected to office by stupid Sri Lankan voters.

      While people travel on over crowded public transport. Shameless polticians speed about their corrupt business in these vehicles.

      Sri Lankans get what they deserve.

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    I am wondering who is going to provide regular services and maintence to this car. Once again we are going to hire cheep Chinese for this?

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    WHAT A SICK WASTE OF THE NATIONS MONEY. MONEY THAT BELONGS NOT TO RAJAPAKSE OR HIS LOWLY CLAN, BUT EACH OF US. WHEN WILL OUR PEOPLE SEE???

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    Be assured UNP, that this too might be dismissed as a cost to your party. What independence do we have to celebrate tomorrow. None.

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    Why dont we give the visiting dignitaries a taste of Bukky Karaththey. It is indigenous, novel and goes along the aspirations of ones like Weerawansa the (pseudo) patriot. It will create jobs, retain foreign exchange in SLK, and at the end the factory will get foreign orders by the thousand. I bet it would be a historic CHOGM with newsworthy pictorials.

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      Animal rights will sit on your head.

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    Since CHOG is in November the family will make full use of this for their nefarious activities. Queen Elizabeth will have the honour of using a hand me down from King Rajapakse.

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    The idea to import this particular car must have definitely come from car-crazed siblings in the local Kings Family, to boost the ego of
    visiting UK Royals, even if the CHOGM is shifted.

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    THE NUMBER PLATE WILL BE “MARA 1”, SOON FOLLOWED BY “GOTHA 1”,
    “BARA 1”, “CHARA 1”, “NARA 1”, “HARAKAH 1”, “BURUWA 1”, “URAA 1”,
    ETC, ETC.

    WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR GENEVA VERDICT.

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      Followed by “KAPALLA”, “BEEPANLA”, “MARAPANLA”, “UKAPANLA”, “JOLLYKARAPANLA”,
      “WAYSEGAYPUTHALA” !!!

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      Hey
      You forgotten Karuna 1 Pillayan 11 KP 1 Doglas 22

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    Your country fool and back-bone-less citizens deserved worse than this. No school, no universities, no jobs only middle east and Korean toilet washer or cook or House maid. But when election comes MR get votes.

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      What a nice way for a Rev. to speak!!!! I’m pretty sure your Religion teachers you to speak this way & in return you teach your believers the same!

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    Come on sumanasekara try to defend this one mate!!!

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      Sumanasekera must be shitting BRICKS!!!

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    The RR GHOST is £175,000,brand new and if you are exporting it is £35,000 less from the listed price because you don’t have to pay the UK taxes

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    We are so unfortunate to look at this ugly face of the rule in which how they allow their cronies to spend our money which are earned Poor people like Rizanas sacrificing their lives.

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    Shirani B should get this car to come to work when she is reappointed as the CJ of FREE

    srilanka.

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    Ranil wickramasinghe and his favourable group who are demolishing the opposition should responsible for all these mis use money of tax payers.Majority People in our country is ignorant and they only want Rice,dhall,sugar,certain vegetables at resonable rates and also cement roads to travel.Nothing else.

    All rulling party ministers including hela urumaya monks(Champika Ranawaka who cheated the people by his political agenda),opposition UNP parliment members who struggaling to find a leader should go to hell(Thirison Apaya and Maha niraya)by the cursing of poor people who are strugling to live in this country.

    All people should understand the reason for increasing raping,murders,prostitution,killing babies by poor mothers,not respecting law, bribery,corruption,international interference,etc due to the lack of good governance that also reason for remain our country as third world country.

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      Please don’t talk about Ranil anymore. He is the poodle of Rajapakse. The ever spineless scary cat, po…a hut…….a even will allow Rajapaka…..ya to sle…p with his beloved wi….e without a complain.

      He is the cause of down fall of UNP, the cause for Rajapak…..ya to take such a upper hand and allowing him to do anything with economy while increasing prices of food,electricity, gas and petrol while making people go unemployed loosing GSP and without protesting and allowing MARA to import BMW’s, Lamborghinis and Rolls Royces while poor Rizanas been killed in Saudi every day.

      The earlier we get rid of this ponna sami is better for the country.

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    Is CHOGM going to be held in Colombo? Because the Rolls Royce is a British make, it is look a bribe in advance of US$ 350,000 to British to get the confirmation to hold CHOGM in Colombo.

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    this caar goes to…..

    Ranil the Andare (Vihilu Karaya)

    Dimu the frog in the well

    Mervin the chandiya

    Apavithra

    Shameless members of PSC

    Education blasters, Sevela Banda dissanayake and Agunawardena

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    Like Rizana earning moneys.

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    Where the fucking stupis ass kissing Sri lankans.LTTE Money at work

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      Thgis is to the Moderator:

      I thought CT had some civilised standards and how did you allow this one.
      Were you caught napping

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    Steel the election Nothing happan,Send SF to Jail for no reason Nothing happan,Impech CJ unjutly Nothing Happan,No Matter what they doing they will run the country for next 40 years,In this fucking commody country,Lawyers ,doctors ,Interlectuls they all kissing ass for couple of hundred ruppes.

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    With 60 rupees per litre of Petrol ( I think this Ghost still needs a better supreme variety)………and 4 miles per litre……which Ghost can afford to drive this.

    We already have enough ghosts in the Parliament and could hire some of them to pull this sucker around diyawanna river at night ride charging from people at rupees 200 per ride.

    ONLY WAY TO RECOVER THE COST IS ROLLS ROYCE GHOST GON KARATTE PULLED BY PARLIAMENT MP SUCKERS AT 200 RUPEES PER RIDE.

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      Sorry it’s rupees 198.00 per litre of petrol.

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    Wimal Weerawansa should get one for his loyal and unquestionable support.Our Sri Lankans voted him to the parliament with highest number of votes. Isn’t it?This is a reward for his big mouth and the smart way of cheating all the young people in the country.They say they are supreme cause Sri Lankans are idiots.I bets you if he contest again he will win the election again…That is how our people are…Whom to blame?

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    As a ship captain i make 80100usd per year,using BOC as local bank (8900usd x 9 months),but still i not get any car permit. my point is family first.so better that way.so i brought “outlander” jeep for my family and paid 8000000/00 with tax.so family first.
    don’t blame the politicians,blame the family.karma will catch up with you some times.but better enjoy now and latter karma.because we forget evey thing very fast.

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    oh! by the way is this an internal or external combustion engine ? how will the 2/3rd in parliament justify this. maybe the ” silver ghost ” will be car of the future for the parliamentarians. they work so hard.

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    What happens if the CHOGM is cancelled

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      Who say the Ghost was brought for CHOGM……… Infact since Queen has gone in enough of Rolls Royce….she would have like to go in our own native transport which is the Gon harak Bakki Karatta (Bullock Cart) and we have enough of them in our Parliament.

      Who is the mad ass to order a RR Ghost in January for the CHOGM in November…..spending 350,000 CIF Dollars……This is a mere rumor and to dupe public..

      This is for Maha Raja siblings to have back seat fun near Parliament Diyawanna river……..”Heaven is the back seat of my Rolls Royce”

      ONLY IF BIG BOSS COULD HIRE IT TO PUBLIC AT 500 RUPEES PER HOUR…BY THE SIDE OF DIYAWANNA RIVER.

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      I am also thinking of the same.

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    I know Dr.Harsha brought up the issue with charging less than half taxes for Rolls Royce Ghost where we loose over 80 million rupees of tax money due to charging much less taxes.

    I want to know if anybody is following with this crook importer to recover the balance taxes.

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    From the Island newspaper – 5th February (day after Independence) on when the last King of Kandy was caught by the people. Note the last paragaraph.

    Though surprising, at the time of his capture, king Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe is described as not having a suitable attire even to take him to Colombo, according to the following diary entry: “As the king is entirely without suitable or even decent apparel (which has been sent for but has not yet arrived) and the afternoon has been rainy, he has not set off on his journey.

    “Much valuable property belonging to the king and the royal family is said to have been plundered by the Kandyans who seized him and he complains of the insulting language and ill-treatment experienced from them, but otherwise, shows no symptoms of hurt feelings or depression at his fate.”

    Such is the fate of the Kings (which will come eventually) who plunder their people’s rights, hopes, aspirations for petty personal benefits.

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      If you read Sri Lanka history ( not the fake Maha Sinhale Samayama Wansa Kathawa)…..you will read many Kings have ruled only for one month, three months and six months etc. I know there was a king who ruled ONLY FOR ONE DAY. I had this booklet on “Sri Lanka’s kings” when I was studying history.

      Also many kings have been killed by their own family members, siblings and relatives.

      BEWARE THE OTHER KINGS AND F…C……..KINGS.

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    The civilised and proper thing to do is to announce a tender by
    a competent State department (such as the equivalent of the earlier Govt Stores Dept) allowing sufficient time for bidders to send in their offers on properly prepared forms. The business must be advertised in most of the main daily newspapers in all 3 languages.
    The decision to award should be made by a Technical Committee of experts from different government depts. (Finance, Trade, Audit etc)
    The emphasis should be transparency and accountability.

    But will this be done in the culture obtaining today?

    Senguttuvan

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    Its amazing to see how false rumours can actually be used by some people for the wrong purpose.
    This Rolls Royce has been brought into the country by a Company and it belongs to no individual or the Common Wealth summit. Pls. stop circulating stupid stories.
    Its a simple story where the most prestigious brand in the World finally comes to Sri Lanka. It has to be celebrated as a great event not going through all these stupid stories made up by ignorant people who don’t know any information about all this.

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      Sanujitha,

      Could you please name this Company which imported this Rolls Royce Ghost?

      I hope you know that Raja Paula owns many of these Phony companies registered under many different names affiliate to Raja Paula.
      Go and check Colombo Stock exchange to see how stocks are traded under many phony business names, many related to Raja Paula.

      The Australian phony Company who bought Embilipitiya Paper Corporation has given a polla to a Leading bank for a whopping 450 million rupees ran away without paying a single penny.

      Why this Phony Company altered the cost of this Rolls Royce original cost and gave a boot to Customs by not paying additional Tax of closer to 100 million rupees….

      Also last year Govt. allowed 8 limousines to enter, and by not paying proper taxes Sri Lanka lost whopping 480 million rupees.
      Pl. read the following web.

      http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=72080

      While allo these corruptions are taking place Maha Raja was humble enough to Chase CJ Dr.Shirani Bandaranayake saying she got a discount of Rupees 1.5 million for the house her sister purchased sending Foreign currency Australian Dollars…….Maha Raja says he took the decision according to his Conscious and heart.

      All I could say is Maha Raja is nothing but a cunning fox trying to lead a fake double life, now going to Bothgaya for another cunning stunt.

      If you have time please check the roots of these phony companies and let us know where their roots are.

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    Reader Sanujitha might be told RR Silver Cross and other RR models have come into Sri Lanka in recent years – legally after paying due Customs duty etc. There was one in the premises of the Colombo Hilton (White) which I was told was open for hire.

    If the Queen comes at all, she usually brings her own transport in her plane.

    In this particular case, it is perfectly legal for someone to bring one provided due State Revenue was collected. Or was it one of the 7,000 odd luxury vehicles Ravi Karunanayake charged in Parliament Govt favourites had imported paying officially Rs.1 million each as Customs Duty. He says Rs12 billion was lost to Govt revenue and hints one or several persons privately stole the balance through fraudulent means ???

    Senguttuvan

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