In a queer move yesterday, the sacked ex-fake director of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital (SJGH) has boastingly shared some pictures of himself and his wife under allegation for financial fraud of over17 million rupees of public money, having ‘evening tea’ at the Temple Trees with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Maithree Wickremesinghe.
Susitha Senaratne, ex-acolyte of Rajitha Senaratne was illegally appointed as Director SJGH in 2015 under the Yahapalana Government. There he engaged in a series of administrative and financial frauds and was consistently protected by Dr Athula Kahandaliyanage who assisted in the perpetuation of this illegal appointment to protect the interest of the minister.
Three honest specialists at the Board and two SJGH employees, in two separate court cases challenged the illegal appointment and Susitha Senaratne was banned from even sitting at the Board Meetings by an order of the Court of Appeal.
Massive Frauds By Susitha Senaratne
Whilst the court case was heard the government auditor revealed damning evidence of a financial fraud of Rs. 17,679,747 where Susitha Senaratne has paid that amount via a fraudulent records digitalization project to a company directed by his wife Ancy Senaratne.
The submission accepted by the FCID has provided documented evidence of the following massive financial frauds committed by Susitha Senaratne:
: Fraudulently paying Rs. 17 679 747 to a company directed by his wife Ancy Senaratne
: Fraud related to the purchase of an incinerator worth Rs 23.5 million
: Fraud related to the purchase of new lifts to the hospital worth Rs 55.0 million
: Drawing a salary of Rs 350 000 per month from Lanka Hospitals, another government enterprise “while working full time at SJGH”.
Karu Jayasuriya’s Shameless Attempt
Two days after the Voice Against Corruption reported this fraud to the FCID, Susitha Senaratne was sacked from his fake directorship and was transferred back as Medical Officer at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital. Two days later, Susitha Senaratne walked in to SJGH with goons. The Acting Deputy Director Dr Prabhath Werawatte, conniving with the Administrative Officer SJGH Sarath Robertson, strategically opened the office sealed off for FCID investigations for Susitha Senaratne to occupy by force.
Following his disgraceful sacking, Susitha Senaratne has been running from pillar to post, going so far as to getting the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to speak to Rajitha Senaratne on his behalf. He has been desperately begging UNP backbenchers to lobby with Rajitha Senaratne to re-instate him as fake director, SJGH. Rajitha Senaratne has resisted, explaining that Susitha Senaratne is under investigation of millions of rupees of fraud by the FCID and asked them to stay away from interference, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. “Karu Jayasuriya, both as the chairman of the Constitutional Council and the Speaker has violated the ethics and integrity of the Parliament and the Constitutional Council by lobbying for a UNP supporter. How can Karu Jayasuriya sit on either of these office when he is lobbying for a thief based on party politics?” observers pointed out to Colombo Telegraph.
“Of Their Own Class”
In a queer and desperate move, almost hilarious, Susitha Senaratne, yesterday, boastingly shared pictures of himself and his wife under FCID investigation, posing with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Maithree Wickremesinghe claiming that they “belong to the same class”. According to Senaratne’s Facebook post, the others who belong to the “same class” are Dr Niroshana Premaratne, medical officer NHSL, Shakil S. Karim, Nandika Sembukuttiarachcchi and Dr Vishva Randhara Alles, a well- known lacky of Susitha Senaratne from SJGH.
“Gonawala Sunil Of Doctors”
Commenting on this matter, an employee at SJGH opined, “It is common knowledge that Susitha Senaratne emerged from Anuradhapura and entered Royal College passing his Grade 5 scholarship examination. His mother was a sales woman in a pharmacy located in “Kada Panaha” in Anuradhapura and father a technical officer. At Royal College he sexually harassed his A/L Chemistry teacher brining the teaching to a halt with a threat of strike by the teachers. He was expelled from Royal College as a result. I find it hilarious that Susitha Senaratne thinks he, his wife and crony friends belong to the same class as Ranil Wickremesinghe, the son of Esmond and Nalini Wickremesinghe. How funny it is that a reputed thief thinks he can climb the class ladder with Facebook pictures? I pity him. What is Ranil’s class anyway? Is there any class in a man who poses for photos with fraudsters? Ranil is the person well known for protecting the underworld thug Gonawala Sunil. Susitha Senaratne is the “Gonawala Sunil of doctors”. No wonder he found Ranil to run to”
“Prof Maithree Wickremesinghe, Have You No Shame?”
A unionist at SJGH stated, “Ranil protected the biggest fraudster of his government Ravi Karunanayake and endowed him with a ministerial portfolio. This is the similarity between Ranil and Susitha Senaratne. They are both fond of frauds and fraudsters. Is Ancy Senaratne who is connected to a 17 million rupee fraud in the same class of Maithree Wickremesinghe? Why is Susitha Senaratne going after the PM to get back a small job like Director SJGH? He should be made Secretary to the Ministry of Health where he can steal billions, not millions. Since Ranil is so fond of thieves and thugs, he can arrange this”
Contacted by Colombo Telegraph for comment, a specialist at SJGH simply stated “I have no comments. But I have a question for Prof Maithree Wickremesinghe. “Have you no shame? To stand with a thief and his thieving wife who have stolen millions of taxpayer money? Aren’t you ashamed to smile so sweetly to a camera posing with these rogues?”