23 October, 2018

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Rajapaksa’s Front Man, ‘Mariott’ Lokuwithana Named In Panama Papers

Nandana Jayadewa Lokuwithana

Nandana Jayadewa Lokuwithana

Nandana Jayadewa Lokuwithana, the Dubai based Sri Lankan businessman, and alleged front man of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been named in the Panama Papers released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Lokuwithana, is more popularly known as the ‘Sri Lankan who bought the Mariott Hotel in Dubai’ – which was reported to have belonged to Rajapaksa, who later denied reports that he had purchased the hotel.

While in power, it is reported that Rajapaksa had invested heavily on properties in Dubai through Lokuwithana, who reportedly hails from Nattandiya, and was introduced to Rajapaksa by his one-time loyalist, Sajin Vass Gunawardena. Lokuwithana bought the Ceylon Heavy Industries and Construction company (CHICO) (Sri Lanka’s former Ceylon Steel Corporation) for US$ 77 million at the invitation of the Rajapaksa regime.

In the Panama Papers, Lokuwithana is connected to one entity by the name of ‘Nilona Fashions’ which was incorporated in December 2000 and is within the jurisdiction of Seychelles, incidentally another hotspot where the Rajapaksas are alleged to have hidden their assets.

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More “Sri Lankan” Names In Panama Papers: Revelations Continue

Nandana Jayadewa Lokuwithana

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  • 48
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    Ha! Ha!

    The Hambantota Hambayas have even gone to Panama to hide their loot eh?

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      Plato

      The report above states “Lokuwithana, is more popularly known as the ‘Sri Lankan who bought the Mariott Hotel in Dubai’”

      Do you know when did MR clan buy this hotel?

      Is it after 2009? If it is then MR clan must have used the gold they looted from Vanni to pay for the purchase of this hotel.

      Ownership of this hotel should be transferred to Tamil Sovereign fund, and managed by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE).

      Do you think TGTE Finance minister Kanagaratnam Jayanthan is capable of managing Tamil Sovereign fund?

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        Dear Native,

        I know Rajaratnam is in US. Any other Diasporians on this Panama List?.

        Because my Elders tell me Mr Pirahaparan had access to USD 2 Billion in his hay day.

        That probably included the 21 Fleet LTTE Tiger Lines.

        The TSF that you are on about is probably the sole owner of these funds now .

        They certainly qualify to get a guernsey in the Panama List.

        Unless your Yahapalana mate Suren Surendran has spent some of it to elect Bodhi Sira to lead this UNP Government.

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      Nandana Jayadewa Lokuwithana

      MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa and his Cronies go to Panama…

      Ha Ha Ha …. MaRa MaRa Vhsatu MaRa AmaNa MaRa …Apre MaRa Dhushana MaRa…

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      Plato, we can also call this the Hambantota papers? Hahahaha bloody gamay criminals robbing this country and idiots of this country will continue to vote for these dirty rascals. Can someone find that bugger KA Sumanasekera? This low life writes while drooling over the filthy Rajapaksa pariahs.

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        Thamil from Scarborough.

        I know you have been devastated since you lost your buddy in Nathikadal.

        Watching how the ex Tiger Surendran is shafting all you buggers and becoming the leader of the Overseas Diaspora Brigade, makes me understand that the Thamilians in Canada are all braun and no brains.

        Your unanimously elected Overseas Eelaam PM is just a puppet now .

        May be he is good to chase away Parrots when British ex Eelaamists open up Export Plantations in the North, under the guidance of Suren Surendran.

        And give the fishing rights along the Federal North to Norwegians and collect the commissions.

        Vellalas rule .

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          Bugger KA Sumanasekeram did you get your knickers all in a knot when your hero Rohana Wijayaweera got one from your thug cop and murderer Ronnie Gunasinghe? Then your 2nd hero Upatissa Gamanayake was whacked. Did you cry your soul out you ding bat? Now I know you are drowning in your own tears in Rajapukka pee in Hambantota. Tough luck you wing nut.

    • 14
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      Behind every great fortune there is a crime. — Balzac

      Le secret des grandes fortunes sans cause apparente est un crime oublié, parce qu’il a été proprement fait.

      The secret of a great success for which you are at a loss to account is a crime that has never been found out, because it was properly executed.

      Or

      The secret of a great fortune made without apparent cause is soon forgotten, if the crime is committed in a respectable way.

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    This man is based in Dubai from 1980 ! He has a thriving buisness in the garment industry in. Dubai (not in SL)

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      Sarojini

      “This man is based in Dubai from 1980 ! “

      You mean he is well connected and is capable of helping the crooks and the clan.

  • 35
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    RW and MS are not at all bothered about corruption now, the signs are that they are also slowly but steadily learning on the job to become corrupt. there is ample evidence to arrest the entire MR clan – don’t worry nothing will happen. If RW and MR can appoint corrupt people like MS’s brothe and arjuna and use sajin vas to organized May day function what can you expect from these people. Only calling them selves yahapalanaya and accusing the former govt of corruption these chaps have done nothing.

    if you have any sense of responsibility to deliver what you promised do some thing now. You both are only worried about maintaining the government. RW wants to run the govt by dividing SLFP amd MS wants to win the MR supporters to form his own SLFP govt, that’s ll that matters to these two. It is time …………….

    White van has staaaaarted in the north and the east, its only a matter of time it will start in the south

    jayawewa for yahapalanaya

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      It has already started in the south.!!
      What about the killings in Range Rovers 4-5 men put together and burnt alive. What about the other killings happening slowly but steadily quietly in the south.

      The Police say they are either Family feuds, Drug related , or something else.

      No further news of those murders, what’s going on ??

      Think!!’

    • 14
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      Actually the current bunch of politikkos are learning how to do these tricks themselves. That is why they may be grooming the former masterminds, SVG, Kabara Raal, PBJ, and front men like avantguard and RPICO bosses, this guy from Dubai Marriott, thus letting them off the hook for now scratching their backs in return. Poor old Mervin has got left behind, because now we have a full flock of new generation birds in multicolored camouflage playing this swindling game.

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      Roger,
      “don’t worry nothing will happen”
      How do you blame only current leaders for not implementing law? If RW (and MS) do something really agaist MR, Gota, then Mamas & Bappas of your and mine with our saffron thugs would declare war agaist the Gov, country would be in chaos.. Big potion of the blaim should go to you and me too…

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      D Day August 16th 2017

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      Roger, you are stating what many of us have come to realize (echoed by Analyst and Trishu), however the insurmountable problem for the country and those of us who yearn for decency in government, is that there is no respite from corruption, whichever party is in power.

      It’s just a matter of degrees difference in corruption between the last regime and the present one and one dreads to think of how far the present one will go once they get used to the ‘power game’.

      All of them pious Sinhala Buddhists who never fail to pay pooja to either bolster their images or hoping for ‘insurance’ from all the false deities they place the faith in.

      What to do????!!!!

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        Bandara

        Not all crooks are Sinhala Buddhists .

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          The Oracle – apologies, my mistake.

          I meant to say “most” of those referred to are …

  • 6
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    Native Vedas
    God sake get a life you and your bloody TGTE fooling the people.

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      Kugan

      I am having bit of fun.

      Whats your problem?

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      Are you saying that CT/media should not reveal any of this?

  • 3
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    How about check list for Uganda, Dubai and Seychelles Islands. those lists also must have some sri lankan names.

    All the rich muslims in Sri lanka are in the list.

    Muslim patriotism.

  • 1
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    Some time ago, it was told, even the luxury racing cars were shipped to some location owned Dubai Mariott Hotel.

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    Why members of the Sangha is silent on cancerous corruption and other serious ethical issues facing the country since Independent in 1948 ?

    Why some members of the Sangha promote or protect these politicians or canvass in support of these corrupted politicians?
    Even worse is the Sangha members allowing their temples or vihares to used as platforms for political propaganda or as unofficial offices of political parties.

    Sangha has a duty to play major role in transforming or saving SriLanka from all the social evils.

    • 9
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      The Mara Clan supplies fatass boys to the monks . That’s the answer to the question in the first para.

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        I think you are confusing this scenario with the pedophile case in the US where hundreds of boys were abused by their priests and eventually even the Vatican was involved in the cover up!

  • 8
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    Bata Ranil, Bodhi Sira and Gallion Ravi want all Sri Lankans to be paupers. Not different to what the Nandikadal Thambi wanted for his people. While Bata Ranil and Gallion Ravi are frogs in the well there are enterprising people of Sri Lankan origin who have made money and become rich in the international markets. It is not a crime to hold money in tax havens. It is a crime if it is stolen loot. None of the Sri Lankans listed have anything to do with looted money. Most are exporters and international businessman. Instead of trying to turn this country to a Pol Potish Gulag courtesy of diaspora funding, these guys should encourage people to become rich by encouraging private enterprise.

  • 2
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    So the company was setup in 2000, but mr didn’t come to power till 2005 ..so according to that he was already setup by that time?so for all these people who are asking questions as to how he became rich there is your answer..from memory even sajin vass didn’t join mr till late 2005..so

  • 14
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    AND NOWWWWWW I REVEAL

    GAMAGE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Connected to 3 officers
    Connected to 1 intermediary
    Incorporated: 05-JAN-2004
    Status: Active
    Registered in: British Virgin Islands
    Linked countries: Switzerland

    DAYAPURA… UNP STRONG MAN… :-)

  • 7
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    Does Nandana Jayadewa Lokuwithana liable for taxes on profits of his business in Dubai?
    If so, he will be answerable to Dubai Inland revenue..
    If Dubai does not levy taxes, its his rightful money.
    He can park it any where. No questions asked & he can do what he wants.

    Any offshore company after paying taxes are entitled to deposit money anywhere including in Swiss banks, Panama ect.,

    It is very sad to read the Rajapakshe witch hunt as the Yahapalanaya has yet failed to FIND any concrete details of money that belong to the Rajapakshes. THESE ARE MUD SLINGING SPECULATIONS.
    This is another similar instance when news appeared Rajapakshe looted money and Jewellery are buried in the swimming pool of A.S.P group owners house given to Rajapakshe.
    Did the police search team unearth any money?

    MAY I SPECULATE THAT SUREN EDIRISINGHE’S MONEY IS THAT OF BELONGING TO CBK or Wigneshwarans?

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    Rajapaksa’s Front Man, ‘Mariott’ Lokuwithana Named In Panama Papers

    Rajapaksa’s FIRST Front Man was Veluppilai Prabaharan, to come into power, and to stay in it as a king of undisputed and swindle, burgle and bungle the nation.

    Rajapaksa’s SECOND Front Man or men are listed in Panama papers surfacing now to unsuspectingly save the swindle and burgle of tiny island nation

    Rajapaksa’s third Front Man or men LTTE residuals who had been apprehended now following the Chavakachchery Suicide Jacket shocking revelations to topple the present Government and go another round of swindle, burgle and bungle the tiny island nation.

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      The difference between the LTTE who amassed wealth as well in the name of Elam War , they used the money for the purpose they collected and they died doing just that.
      In a way they did not build bank Balances in Off shore like the past Regimes.
      These Regimes thrived on the war ,collected all the money and bunked off.

      Those who say they love their country were lying . They loved the country to get Rich.
      In my mind they are Liars and Thieves.

      Even importing luxury vehicles for the Ministers and high officials including the Doctors are not permitted but they can be in the category of CORRUPTION.
      The above officials are government servants. The state money should not be allowed for Luxury living and SWINDLING PILFERING HOW EVER YOU CALL IT.

  • 6
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    Hollow KA Sumanasekera,

    Your servile veneration of Hambantota MR and his corrupted despicable clan will never earn another diplomatic posting, either in Toronto or anywhere else. MR will never come back; he is pretty much closer to be extinct soon.

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    We respect him as the President when the ruthless terrorist outfit responsible for mass murder and destruction of our Mother Lanka, was ERASED. But we do not agree what he did after winning the war. He lost his head, turned into a power crazy lunatic and turned Democratic Sri Lanka to a corrupt lawless Banana Republic. It is a fact that he along with his immediate & extended families and criminals associated with the family robbed the Country and removed any who opposed their activities. Unfortunately the Country is full of uneducated buffalos who still support them.

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    Apparently it was bought for US$300 Million however can confirm for sure that the service is pathetic.

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