19 November, 2018

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Rajapaksa Aide, Thirukumar Nadesan Arrested Over Basil’s Malwana Land

Businessman and close aide of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Thirukumar Nadesan was arrested today morning over the 16 acre land in Malwana, allegedly owned by former Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

Thirukumar Nadesan

Thirukumar Nadesan

Nadesan, who is also the husband of Rajapaksa’s niece, Nirupama Rajapaksa, was the owner of the Malwana land prior to transferring it to Muditha Jayakody

He was arrested when he arrived at the FCID to give a statement with regard to the plot of land, which was ordered to be auctioned by the Court last week.

On Friday, Pugoda Magistrate D. A. Ruwanpathirana ordered authorities to auction the luxury villa and the 16 acre land in Malwana, after Rajapaksa denied ownership. The villa was built at a cost of Rs. 240 million.

The deed of the land was in Nadesan’s name prior to transferring it to Muditha Jayakody, a close associate of Basil Rajapaksa and owner of the Muditha Jayakody architect firm. Rajapaksa is alleged to have given the necessary finances to Jayakody, asking him to take care of all expenses in the construction of the villa.thirukumar

 

 

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  • 44
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    I wonder whether the FCID informed President Sirisena before making the arrest. I wish the writer of the story had given some background information about Mr. Nadesan’s involvement in this affair.

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      [Edited out]

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        Nadesan was set up my the Jarapassas.

        The FCID should arrest Arjuna Mahendran and Alloysius

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          The Govt. should make inquiries about Thirukumar Nadesan [Edited out]

    • 24
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      is that so difficult to trace the income levle of Muditha andhis firm before the collossal sums were transfered to his account ?

      You dont need to be even highly experienced officers in accountancy to collect the kind of information.

      If the income levels of Muditha Jayakody would not meet with the sums, no doubt, 50% or most known high profile criminal -Basil should have transfered them to him.

      Now are the judges or anyone with a law degree shoudl realize, that Basil is making roundabout to escape from the high profile fraud. But the bugger does all these with a cunning smile… All these become clear to us just the public, but not to Judges.. why ? There is a really something within lanken judiciary…. being that unable to perform their duties in compliance with the international standards.

      This is why we need foreign help in strengtherning the law and order issues in this country, if the govt is genuine, no doubt, developed countries will help them in that regards. Foreign assistance in getting shaped up the lanken laws and orders.. so that murderers or high criminals can be caught easily.

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        It is always better if both Maithree and Ranil stay away permanently where they are now so that independent commissions do a good job without poking the dirty hands of both of them

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          In the lanken context, i mean the current SLFP party problems presz has to deal with idiots else, he would loose everything. That is the reason why I believe is behind all these.
          Else, he was bold as we the one stood against high abuses and corruptoin that was ramphant by MR administration. Even today, we get to here more of them. How Rajakashe men had been able to twist anything and everything in favour of all high crimes. People had not the least human rights served for them. There are vulnerable masses in this country stood by them .. that hs been the tradition in srilanka and entire developing world with so called elections.

          Had the rulers long ago succeeded Meeharaka et al being caught by horns and kept in jail, we woudl have marched that much towards the progress of everything.

          Now with all being unhappy the way nothing is achieved in the line of getting them caught for all high crimes, it is no easy for the current govt.
          I believe – this is a transition period of lanken politics.
          They have to achieve all these for a better govt that will have to be built up later.

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        Now it is also high time FCID and CID to bring an analysis containing all the checks and balances in terms of the on going investigations and their pace being caught by stumbling blocks as never thought prior to go for investigations.

        Why this particular Nadeshan to be away from being arrested sofar should be made clear to the nation…..

        Why SRILANKEN airline and its mountain like abuses are not being investigated yet ? Who are all behind these investigations ?

      • 12
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        Our judges are not up to it,must get foreign judges.

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        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XkXMgnok_o

        tHIS will reveal you more

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        Yes,we need foreign judges.

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          Nimal

          “Yes,we need foreign judges.”

          How dare you invite foreign judges?

          We can not afford to gift them with posh motor vehicles, besides have you thought about this island’s sovereignty, integrity, and 2500 years old heritage?

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      They should have got the prior permission from Sewalaya.

  • 19
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    why the steps being taken with delay ? delay as no other times ? Why ?

    This man should have been arrested long ago or not ?

    Why the current men stay mum on high crimes of the kind ?

    Whenever whatever was alleged to have carried out by Basil Rajakashe, was escaped sofar… why ?

    Are srilanken inlcuding judges and all lawful bodies that stupid ?

    Btw What happened to Ex JMO who allowed Wasim s body parts let collcted by SAITEM ?
    Even today Wasims family has been served the due justice.

    What progress has been made towards to serving justice to date by the new govt ? Can anyone bring a balanced analysis please ?

  • 22
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    At last Thiru at FCID.
    Highest run of Corruption during MRs Regime, as investigated by FCID: “ 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”. – The FCID should be credited for at least bringing up the following Court Charges – unless this is RWs political stunt to keep Voters guessing? 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
    punchnilame

    • 15
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      what about NR’s 700 Million case of Carlton Sports Club

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        Gone with the wind.

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      Truly unbelivable.

  • 21
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    why took that long FCID or otherbodies to arrest this man ?

  • 15
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    “Rajapaksa Aide, Thirukumar Nadesan Arrested Over Basil’s Malwana Land”

    Thirukumar Nadesan is a close friend of Ranil.

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      Is that not those number 01 business men of the country all friends of politicians ?

      Meeharaka as former head of state led all bankruptcies could long have been mapped, if lanken judiciary was independent regardless of the status of the alleged men. Justice can only be given to the nation, if only lanken legal systems would work walking the talks as promised. Basta

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      NV ,

      He is the one who negotiated the peaceful power transfer from Mahinda to Ranil on 9 th morning ;consequently, Ranil had struck a secret pact with the clan ;as a result , none of the immediate Mafia family members have been penalised/punished thus far !
      MY3 as predicted ,can’t be trusted at all , his foremost priority is none other than his beloved SLFP , everything else would come second for him . my reading is MY3 is planning for his 2 nd term ; thus , he wants his trusted OLD guard SLFPers support , in-other words nationalistic /racist elements of that party. Popular so called sinhala Buddhist label would do the trick ;accordingly , MY3 would protect the so called war heroes , simply by hiding under UK’s prime minister Theresa May’s rhetoric. Theresa May had wowed to protect her defence forces from a possible war crime charges ;hence , our champion is said to be following her foot step. what a convenient ploy for him . “killing two birds with one stone ” comes to my mind ,NV !

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        9th morning etc…these were all pre-planned to avoid economic embargo.
        All to do with with the 2 subs and threat- subs are chinas strength to fight the americans and they have many nuclear unknown to the world. They are the primary welders to the world of underwater containers. India has no sub but a museum piece and france has not delivered.
        Cameron brazed through to jaffna where even the Americans dared not. After one statement he ignored and did not take the trouble at UNHCR.

        Lanka is one big octopus of corruption if you kill it the hothouse falls on you. you are not prepared to take it for sure – So jive with it.

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        MY3 had let us down on numerous occasions , be specific , here is the list

        1) Appointing his sibling as the top man for the top company even before the ink get dried out of his signature of that fateful swearing in ceremony on 9 th Jan.

        2) Giving nominations for almost all the mega crooks of the party.

        3) Appointing defeated crooks as the ministers.

        4)Appointing some of the notorious Rajapakse lackeys as his confidants ( Chamuditha Samarawickrama , Intelligence chief Salley et al .)

        5) Trying to protect the very same murderous who were going to kill him. ( according to him , Had he lost the election , he would have been under 6 foot )

        6) Directly interfering with the law & order of the country.

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          Principles are something different: a set of values that have to be adapted to circumstances but not compromised away.

          Await the end result of your largest export market november 8 then think it over- there is at least one solution to a problem democratically.
          I wonder why we are sticking to a control freak like ct for that matter- he has grown rancid.

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        Why should Ranil ever do a deal with Rajapakshas on the 9th Jan 15 dawn. The newly elected President received his mandate from the people, the voters and not the losers. Why should Ranil do any deals, and even if it was done to get them off their asses from the government property and to send the army general home, there is no need to be a slave to such deal. The dealmay have been domne under duress, and so should not have any validity. Ranil is such a shady character we cannot trust him to uphold the law. Now we find even the Presdient is into this complicity with his public speeches criticizing the work of invesdtigators of corruption. Do the PM and Prez approve of corruption then?

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          Hope not,then it is a tragerdy for the nation.

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    I have worked with Thiru in American Express and I know the Rajapaska’s have betrayed him by not informing a mansion is coming up in his land.

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    [Edited out]

  • 9
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    Let’s hope Sirisena stays well away from this case instead of proving himself to be everything he promised not to be.

    Never too late to apologize and set things straight and what better way than to apologize for his heavy-handed blunders regarding the Bribery Commission and his faux-pas regarding the Gota/Judiciary debacle – not to mention giving Daham a kick up his arse.

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    This guy is involved in another project in Kollupitiya Colombo 03 that is suspicious must be more Rajapaksas Stolen/Black money at work!!! FCID, CID, INTERPOL please look into it immediately.

    Sheriton Hotels Kollupitiya Colombo 03.

    Citizens step up and help our government find other shady projects…

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      Sunil
      How can we expose when CT is Editing out….

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      CORRECT. I have brought this to the Prime Ministers attention in writing. Rajapaksas money is coming into this project from Nicosia and Mauritius. Thirukumar is managing the show.

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      This is interesting why has this still not hit the news!? This will hurt the Rajapaksas big time…

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    We will bring good, out of bad which, you have no knowledge of.

    Something like that is said in the holy book. I think MY3’s bombshell could have been a blessing in disguise. FCID had gotten embolden.

    Let’s hope for the best.

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    THIRU IS A CLOSE FRIEND OF PRESIDENT MAITHREEPALA AND PRIME MINISTER RANIL.HIS FAMILY IS THE MOST POWERFUL IN SRI LANKA AND HE HAS A LOT OF HATERS.WHO IS BEHIND THIS?PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER ARE BOTH OUT OF THE COUNTRY SO WHO IS PULLING THE STRINGS?*COUGH* KILLI MAHARAJA? NIMAL COOKE? HARRY JAYAWARDENE? *COUGH*

    • 28
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      Who cares who is pulling the strings. This man has a large part of the stolen money. Better get it back or we will have to pay more taxes.

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    Basil trying to fix TN and Muditha.
    Bad move.
    TN is a well connected man and I think Basil will get fixed soon.

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      nadesan is a [Edited out]!! we know it he has said it on ct.the only connection as it stands is sirisena- he is the outlaw he is the law.he like the rest cbk, ranil etc are warlords
      Even Xi cannot root out corruption because the sh*thouse will come down so all he does is get rid of the nearest challenger and thats putins game too.

  • 5
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    Mr. President & PM let the law take its own course. The General public need the culprits to be taken to books and punished . We are awaiting so don’t buckle the operations

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    Arresting people is becoming increasingly commonplace in Sri Lanka.Arresting limits freedom of the person who was arrested. Someone should be arrested only if it is really essential. Before arresting officers should investigate all the available facts. But in Sri Lanka, it seems arresting first and then starting investigation.

    Independent commissions should carry out unbiased investigation independently without violating human rights. That is how they will be independent. If they try to satisfy an interested party or parties, then whole objectives of establishing independent commission would be ruined.

    On the first visit if some one was arrested means what?

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    I hear that the Head of FCID has tendered her resignation. May be The Prez will now appoint this Nadesan guy in her place as recommended by Gota. End of investigations or more suicides with confession notes? The land of the man that climbed down from the kitula!

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    Basil Rajapaska should be arrested not these puppets.

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      Concerned Citizens, it is important to investigate and arrest people like this while building up the cases against the Rajapaksas Criminal network because they used people like him to hold and launder their plundered money and invest in all kinds of projects in Sri Lanka and abroad.

      INTERPOL and the CIA will have to get involved because there is an international component to all these criminals…

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    President Sirisena you have disappointed us! We worked very, I stress very hard towards your victory. I must also say we are not into politics and it was my second time voting in this country! Case with our close friends that did the same is not very different either. We did so to send home a regime that was pillaging our country. I hope some trusted advisor will translate all this honestly and explain it to you.

    This kind of “kapati” politics does not succeed in the long term except fool a few gamey modayas. Trust me this group too is now much more equipped with Facebook and the internet.

    You have set us on fire…

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    Nadesan is in the pockets of the president and prime minister so nothing will happen to him.

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    To read the above article is very dipressing and we need some very honest blood into our politics.

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    Mr President you can show the country of your continued fight against corruption as you promised in Jan, by not accepting the resignation of this public officer who after all worked hard for the country.

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    Nirupama Rajapaska is one of the most honest in the Rajapaska Clan.

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      Ha ha ha

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    Way to go, FCID.
    Cleanse this land & nation of all crooked businessmen.
    I hope that others of his ilk will be nabbed soon.

    It is encouraging to all citizens that the judiciary is incarcerating crooks who may slip away abroad.

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    And…he is out on bail! By the way, even the lawyers and notary public who attested the documents should be arrested, since the documents they attested were “fake” according to Basil

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    So Thirukumar Nadesan is the primary culprit behind the fraud, not Basil. Racist Rajapakse, allowing a Tamil underling to become rich. Where is the UN Report?

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      Lester

      “Racist Rajapakse, allowing a Tamil underling to become rich. Where is the UN Report?”

      Was it a war crime or even a crime against humanity?

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        Native Vedda:

        UN will not mention that many Tamils prospered under Rajapakse rule. But, they will count all the bodies (human shields) used by LTTE in the mass graves, and claim it was a “war crime.”

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          Lester

          “UN will not mention that many Tamils prospered under Rajapakse rule.”

          Could you name a few.

          ” But, they will count all the bodies (human shields) used by LTTE in the mass graves, and claim it was a “war crime.””

          Are you related to the clan or going bonkers?

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            Native Vedda:

            “Could you name a few.”

            Look at the Tamil businesses in Colombo. Rajapakse is not Mugabe.

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    Ho ho ho so they got this fellow married into the Rajapaksa family to be the Rajapaksa fall guy!?

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    So Rajapaksas are killing all those involved in their crimes and framing some!? The remaining lot will have no other option but to come out with the truth implicating all the Rajapaksas before they kill them.

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    Thirukumar Nadesan who transferred the property to Muditha Jayakody, a close associate of Basil Rajapaksa and owner of the Muditha Jayakody architect firm has been arrested but not the person who financed the construction of the mansion. Muditha Jayakody too should be arrested for building the luxury house without knowing who the owner is. It looks like Nadesan being a Tamil was a soft target. So far the master crooks Basil and Gotabhaya Rajapaksas have been left alone. No one dare to touch them.

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    Investigate all projects and investments of this man…
    A huge portion of the stolen Rajapaksa money will be with him.

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    Nelson Rockerfeller, when once asked whether he can swear that he earned all his millions honestly, replied that he could do so, excepting the first million. The situation of Thiru is no different. He too should be having dirty linen. But if the Police arrest him and keep on remanding him then people can interpret that he is arrested for being related to the Jarapassa’s. I am convinced that he is the dealer under cover to Basil.

    But is the Police doing the job properly to bring the culprits to book? I don’t think so. Purposely they are just sweeping here and there. Now the author of this article himself reveals that Muditha Jayakody is the owner of this property. So there is an owner of this property. Then why bring Basil to court and on his saying that he is not the owner the order is given to auction the property, presuming that it has no owner and therefore belongs to state? This is a circus. In fact all of us are being taken for a ride.

    The whole case propped up upon Muditha Jayakody making a statement to the Police denying that he is the owner but Basil is the owner. Police should have asked him the basis for making the statement when the documents such as deeds show other-wise. Instead they bring in Basil Jarapassa to court and he denies ownership as predicted. In fact I beleieve that the real requirement is to get a court order for the auction of the property. Reality could be that Muditha was only the owner in theory and a cover for Basil. WHY DID NOT THE POLICE PRODUCE PROPER EVIDENCE IN COURT THAT IN FACT MUDITHA WAS HOLDING THE PROPERTY FOR BASIL AND GET BASIL MARCHING TO WELIKADA AS PROPER PRISONER WEARING THE SHORTS INSTEAD OF A REMANDEE?

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