21 November, 2018

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Racism, Fraud, Intoxication, Intimidation: Independent Inquiry Into Blundering Bellana’s Conduct?

The united Medical Officers of the National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) has appealed to President Maithripala Sirisena via a letter written to Austin Fernando, President’s Secretary and the lead officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service to order and impartial inquiry in the corruption, coercion, violation of the common law, intimidation and threatening of officers of the government committed by Dr Rukshan Bellana, the quasi Acting Director of NBTS. They have done so in a background of complete lack of faith in the administrators of the Ministry of Health where the Secretary Janaka Sugathadasa famed for his unique brand of purposive and pretentious administrative slumber in any matter where the law, ethics and morals of administration are violated. 

Dr Rukshan Bellana and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne

GMOA along with branch union of NBTC met Sugathadasa on 20th June, 2018, where he sat lame, fearful Rajitha Senaratne making lukewarm statements amounting to “is that so?” “what can I do?” etc. When the Medical Officers stated their intention to resort to Trade Union Action at this crucial and life saving service station Sugathadasa reportedly stated imbecilically “yes, so what else to do, no?” without a clue about the national emergency that will ensue if the blood transfusion services were hindered even for one hour at the center. 

The letter written, drawing the attention of the President enumerate the many accounts of coercion, fraud and administrative malpractice of Bellana, particularly in the mega scams of the NGS machine purchase and Plasma Sales Fraud exposed by Colombo Telegrapgh. It also draws attention to the serious misconduct of Bellana in bringing alcohol in to the NBTS premises and causing the intoxication of employees in violation with the Establishment Code. To read the letter to Austin Fernando click here

“Maithripala Sirisena As Health Minister Was Corrupt” 

Speaking to Colombo Telegraph earlier Bellana had stated that he was victimized due to a speech he made against President Maithripala Sirisena where he said that the former Health Minister (Maithripala Sirisena) was corrupt. When asked whether he had evidence to say the President as the then Health Minster was corrupt, he said “yes”. He agreed to provide the evidence to Colombo Telegraph. He also said he would give his side of the story, but so far he’s failed to do so, to date. 

Bellana: Racist Against Muslims and Tamils

Apart from the allegations of financial fraud, assisting nepotistic fraud of brother of Rajitha Senaratne and administrative misconduct, Bellana, by his own admission is racist against Muslim and Tamil businessmen in the pharmaceutical industry. As the audio clip below proves he admits to manipulation of the tenders to suppress the securing of tenders by Muslim and Tamil Traders. This brand of racism is against the fundamental rights of the said Muslim and Tamil Traders, the Establishment Code, The Hyppocratic Oath and the very constitution of our republic. It is interesting to note that Rajitha Senaratne who is instrumental in protecting Bellana is fundamentally dependent on the Muslim votes in Beruwala for his political survival while his acolyte is suppressing the same race through tender manipulations. 

Following the expose of the stark administrative and financial corruption at the NBTS by Colombo Telegraph, Bellana intensified intimidation of staff and administrative  malpractice at the NBTS, resulting in the involvement of the GMOA in the matter. At a meeting convened by the GMOA on 20 June, 2018 Bellana agreed to abide by the law of the country and the Establishment code and refrain from interfering in the procurement and evaluation processes of tenders. However in the immediate aftermath, he made false and defamatory statement about the Transfusion Specialist at the NBTS to Lankadeepa Online and Divaina newspaper. Lankadeepa online has since carried corrections of their inaccurate news reports. 

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    There was the New York Times exposé, SriLankan Airlines exposé, now this Bellana thingy.
    Because of too many corruption/nepotism/impunity exposés, Lankans have become very insensitive. Of course inaction on these issues exacerbates this mental fatigue.

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      K.Pillai ,

      RE: Racism, Fraud, Intoxication, Intimidation: Independent Inquiry Into Blundering Bellana’s Conduct?

      So, this is what the Paras, especially with the leadership of Para-Sinhala Para-Buddhist Cult Culture, Civilization, ‘Shistacharaya”, has achieved after 2,500 years in the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, after destroying the pristine environment.

      When will these Paras leave for theit Native Para-Land, Bharat, Damba-Diva, India, and let the Land grow back to its native environment, so that the Native Veddah Aethho can live in harmony with the environment and nature?

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    It appears that Bellana is doing all this according to the wishes/purposeful inaction of Minister Rajitha Senaratne.
    None has the power except the President, to correct this state of affairs, unless the situation transforms into a national calamity, maybe by (GMOA) trade union action, but the President himself is fighting for survival, and will not wish to ‘rock the boat’ now – Austin Fernando and Senaratne are aware of the situation.

    Sri Lanka is plagued with corruption & nepotism, not only in the health sector, and these cannot be totally corrected in the present political climate.

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    Since of late a NEW TREND has taken place in the Governance of the country. That is: Citizens, politicians, civil societies address the President to “intervene”; “decide”; “investigate” “set up Commissions” etc…. etc…. to such high levels, one feels to question : “Aren’t there any other institutions, such as “Ministries” headed by Ministers assisted by a Civil Service to administer the Governing affairs of the country”? This “Trend” has grown to such heightened level, the ordinary citizens would tend to feel that there is no need to spend hard earned tax payer money to maintain such innumerable institutions to administer the country’s affairs, but need only “ONE PERSON” – the President. No wonder, some even go to the extent of “wishing” to have “A HITLER” with a “Sinhala Buddhist Brigade” for the “WHOLE COUNTRY” and yet another “Advocate” of “A SATANIC” revival with “Tamil Tiger Brigade” for a “SEPARATE STATE”. Aren’t these the mirror reflections of the “COLLAPSE” of the systemic Governance of a country? It is therefore time for the people to analyse and understand what these unfolding EVENTS are predicting for the country.

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    CT ,this is exactly like blaming deputy Minister Sujeewa for the Ill racist behavior of His Doctor brother .

    While being extremely grateful to CT for exposing this especially the audio I
    clip ,we can’t hold Ransom. Minister Rajitha ,he is not a racist that I know
    For certain.

    What Bellana or whatever is unaware is one of the most reputed and oldest and well organized Pharmacy is Union Chemist owned by Sinhalese and extremely wealthy . (of cause Devote Catholics ,but Sinhalese). .

    And there is this famous big time Pharmaceutical importer who is a Sinhalese married to a European ,they are the giants in the market .

    To be fair ,what can the President do with Racism by a Minister’s brother? ,he could not even halt two onslaught of raising villages and Towns.

    Either the people unite and take control of major decision makings ,like tenders or only option is wait for 2020 for the return of Mahinda .

    I am not saying its the best ,but a better option than what we are currently facing .

    Especially the Minorities, if theft and bullying of Minorities do not end ,we will never progress ,but end up like other 3rd world failed States , no matter how hard they try they will never be able to come out of it.

    Once Mafias take control of a nation it is no different than Terrorism ,In fact even worse ,because its impossible to identify the criminals ,unlike Isis or al Qaeda’.or LTTE.

    Give the man his dues ,Mahinda’s period the mafia culture just vanished ,if only he was able to take good care of the LTTE prisoners of war at the end of the war on field and post and eliminate racism & bigotry .he would have been king worth bowing to.

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    Bellana does not look like a doctor but a deal man

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    Bellana is a true patriot, we must safeguard him

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    Is the blood bank run by people having that “Sinha Le” stickers on their cars? We can save a lot of money if we tell the “Sinha Le” touting patients that it is not “Sinha Le” but “Demala Le” or “Musim Le” that is going to be pumped into them. Then they will say, “Aiyo, I don’t want that “Le”, and its better to die” and we can save the cost of that transfusion and save the blood for a patient who is not bigoted.

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    The JO is not in the least worried about the New York Times exposé. They wish to quarter local journalists who they allege helped write it.
    Now they say Mangala helped.
    JO does not know the contents of the New York Times exposé. They have no intention to find out.
    .
    The minds of people have been pulped to the extent corruption/nepotism/impunity is being taken as part of life.

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    Sinhalese are the least concerned about their ethnic group but they are the terribly blamed/criticized set for being racial.

    That doesn’t mean that they’re zero racial but the reason for that racism is due to strong, threatening racial attitudes of Tamil & Muslims.

    Muslims are so racial that as it’s promoted by their religion it’s tolerated so the fault is not in them but in their religion. Their religion inspired culture isn’t friendly to other communities & that’s why things like MMDA is facing heavy criticism.

    It’s discriminative when tender procedures & other fair trading practices are not correctly/transparently adopted but it arouses doubt when we see most business are always in the hands of Muslims & Tamils depriving Sinhalese to involve in them.

    So an innocent, might be patriotic person’s attitude is highlighted in the above video but the fault is not solely in him. Our minorities are also responsible for it.

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    This Dr Bellana seems a character. At all costs we should preserve him

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      At the mental institute_ angoda?

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    ‘Speaking to Colombo Telegraph earlier Bellana had stated that he was victimized due to a speech he made against President Maithripala Sirisena where he said that the former Health Minister (Maithripala Sirisena) was corrupt’/

    We should commend Bellana for being courageous enough for saying the above.

    We all know Sirisena was and is corrupt. Why is it that CT attacks such an honest man so much?

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    The company Bellana Quote” Pharmace” is behind the Russian cancer drug recket Herticad. This company gets the Majority of Drug tenders in the ministry as the Minister is behind it..

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    Chula, you are spot on. At all costs we must safeguard and protect this great patritot, Dr Rukshan Bellana

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    We should now worry more about Donal Trump’s latest decision on Iran’s oil , its Countries like Sri Lanka that is going to suffer .

    For once if we sit and analyse where most of our income comes from ,how many bridges were built on grant ,who gave us the grants , who stood firmly by us during the war and post war ,

    Which country helped many poor families to become house owners ,educate their children ,own small business ,yes these coy tries do have short comings ,so does even all first world countries ,and to date these countries are the only ones where people have easy access for employment with least hassle for entry .and whenever any of theses countries cry ,poor nations bleed

    One should know their true friends

    Just be prepared for fuel to go up to even Rs
    200.00 a liter . this is a time the world of poorer nations must stand by Iran .

    We will starve if this happen . Capitalists don’t care .

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    Interesting the comment about the Cancer drug has come up.

    Approximately six to seven years back when I was active in one of the Lions International Club ,I had a lady connected to my family through marriage of my niece suffering from. Cancer and another lady (Lecturer in Buddhism ) a mother of a close friend of my daughter too suffering from Cancer and they were treated at the Maharagama Hospital .

    I tried and supported in the tiniest possible measures I could within my capacity . but then I decided to approach Lions Club to help me start a a service under Lion to provide free medicines monthly ..
    Cont ..

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    Free cancer medicine under Lions
    Cont 2.

    I approached a very Senior person and highly reputed and discussed the proposal ,he was very encouraging at the beginning , I am .not very sure ,but I believe the Current President was then the minister .
    However I requested a letter from him introducing me ,stating he will help me within his capacity to make sure that the medicine is distributed to the patients free and not abused ,I was much younger and a bit fiery then and I think I was not very diplomatic ,,I bluntly said I will not spare anyone who abuses the trust .
    The official was a bit agitated, I guess his ego was bruised ,and he said ,its best you go and talk to the minister ,I don’t want to get involved.
    Well I did not go to the Minister ,because ,I knew it was not possible.
    ,I left the country and was out for sometime ,both ladies passed away after much suffering and pain .and to add to that sorrow ,when I returned a close relative of mine who neglected a heart burn ,even after I kept insisting her to do an endoscopy
    Cont …3,

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    Free Cancer medicines
    Part cont
    She was diagnosed with liver Cancer , it is clinically known as Non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver , clinical term is Steatohepatitis , . People with family history of fatty liver are suppose to be more at risk I was told by a medical person and fatty liver runs in the family and this was the second case had lost another relative who passed away by ignoring the doctors advice to stop consumption of alcohol and work to reverse the conditions.
    Cont.

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    Cont free Cancer Medicine.
    –++++
    However my relative was in ICU and then I was ignorant about the details ,but later found out her (AFP) Alpha fetoprotien was found above levels of all all hopes of recovering, I was not aware of this , however I Rushed to the same old famous medical person I had known whom I still held with high respect in my heart and when I told him her condition ,he wanted to have a look at her (AFP) report and then he said well I have a super injection imported by someone known to me and I won’t say it will completely heal her but
    Cont

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    Free Cancer medicine .
    Cont
    But it will help to control and prolong her life .we wanted to try everything possible ,we did not want to regret that we missed anything , her children and of cause her siblings who are blessed with wealth did support the injection too Like they did with the rest.

    Actually only afterwards we knew this man had mercilessly fleesed us , made money off a dying women with Zero conscience. I was devastated ,honestly I wish I could have ,I do not wish to put it in writing ,
    A sincere advice to all those who have fatty liver or with family history, those who drink frequently, or suffer from heart burns extra please see your doctor ,get a liver function done and a ( cancer screaning ) if you have your own doctor good you can go to them.
    But as far as I am concerned I only have faith when it comes to heath ,Dr. (Mrs)Gnani Somersunderum at Lanka Hospital ,she had just return from. UK and joined Lanka Hospital ,with God’s grace she got me breathing again.

    Health is the only wealth worth caring for.

    May God be with those I’ll.

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