19 October, 2017

Ravi Ducks Cabinet Meeting

Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake didn’t attend today’s Cabinet meeting held at Presidential Secretariat this morning, fearing embarrassment to face his colleagues, a senior Cabinet Minister told Colombo Telegraph.

“The rumour is correct: Ranil Wickremesinghe plans to hide him and continue to pretend that there’s no bond scam,” he told Colombo Telegraph.

Meanwhile local media and many social websites carried reports that the government is planning on replacing Minister Karunanayake who is said to resign from his post with the either Minister Navin Dissanayake, Tilak Marapana or Sarath Amunugama.

Last night a website that carries two advertisements of the Lotteries Board which comes under Minister Karunanayake continued to use a self claimed journalist / social activist to continue the mud slinging and character assassination campaign against Anika Wijesuriya, the witness who testified before the Commission investigating the Bond Scam.

Earlier last evening a cross section of the general public carried out their planned vigil against the corrupt practices of the current politicians at Independent Square.(Jacqueline Senanayake)

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      Country was falling apart because of the governments unwillingness/ inability to expose and punish the Rajapaksas Criminal Network…

      Now they are unable to keep the members of this government from getting involved in corruption and illegal activities!!?

      Work with INTERPOL and other professional international bodies to go after the criminal mafia who looted our country and bring back the stolen money instead of trying to overtaxing the citizens of this country to pay for the stolen money… mobile phone tax is ridiculously high, soon they plan to overcharge us for Electricity!!?
      What is happening to our country!?

      We don’t want the Rajapaksas back but we want this government to get it’s act together and deliver what it promised!!
      Work with #INTERPOL if you can’t do the job. Canada has already brought INTERPOL to Sri Lanka to help find all the stolen money and expose and punish the mafia network behind it I presume!?

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        I think lanken politicians in general dont take their jobs serious.

        They just pay lip services. Regardless of the size, corruptions and abuses should be away or minimised from their behaviours.

        They spoke high but become swollen when they are in their terms.
        Ravi K could be very careful with all these.
        Alocious or anyone close their family – should have been warned by RK earlier.

        We also had the cases, where FORMER CJ husband to have been involved in corruption and him to have left his position.

        All these were known to Ravi K and senior other men while they had been in the opposition.
        I have the feeling these men are all sick.
        They travel to devleoped world, get on with them face to face, but not to have learnt the good things from them.
        Why ?
        Either lanken people should have them in their genes or .. they may be not taking anything serious.

        JVPrs are the same. They talk highb ut when they were given power, they did not prove their ablitites.
        To this date, no ANY known parties or their men tohave performed as we the folks expected them.

        CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS; PLEASE GET TOGETHER TO FIND A BETTER LEADER FOR OUR FUTURE IN THIS COUNTRY:

        Anyone who will get elected should bring reforms to the prevailing laws, filling the wider gaps so that law and order can be applied rigorously.
        China or European countries function according to RIGOROUS LAW and ORDER.

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        This is very right I fully agree with you SILVA.

        If they were successful putting at least one of them in Jail, people would have respected them. Besides, they got elected for that purpose, not for development projects right ?

        On and on, people and JVPrs warned them enough. But PM and Prez never took it serious. Prez stressing that he would do anything any everything to remove corrupted men, but did NOT use his executive powers to resolve the problem.

        That brave lady, who called all the high men to FCID investigations was shamelssly removed within an overnight.
        That was a curse.
        AG is newly appointed, but how many of the cases he managed to finalized – ZERO.
        Instead, HIGH CRIMINALS with much higher than the charges against Ravi K are roaming in the city.
        No whatsoever, 18 Billions of dollars have been found – No MIG DEAL man cousin of former leader -Udayanga Weeratunga is arrested yet.
        DOES INTERPOLE AT ALL RESPECT LANKEN REQUEST ?
        And the most joke is, LET the mafia king to even travel outside world.WHY ?

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        I can feel your pain mate but, the thing is not the Interpol, not even the Sakra Deviya can find things that were not lost. The Interpol is in the island for a totally different purpose and btw they are not magicians, they cannot create things out of nothing even apparently

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      Softy,
      RK ought to do a Marapana. Don’t you think? Resign first and then make a come back, when somebody else gets kicked out for corruption. It is a rotating door for corrupt politcal criminals. Do not forget Marapana had to go for white-washing Rajapassa criminals of Avant Garde fame, including Gota. Softy, why do leading monkeys of both Suba Anagathayak & Yahapalanaya play such dumb games? Do you think Sri Lankans are STUPID, above average ?
      Cheers!

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        Ben Hurling

        “Do you think Sri Lankans are STUPID, above average ?”

        Who said Sri Lankans are STUPID?
        They are very, very, very, very, very, very, ………………… Stupid.

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          DNA test would be necessary to see it.

          I think they dont take things serious. No matter it is of TAX PAYERs funds, but just play with it calling themselves as SINHALA BUDDHISTS.

          It is high time LANKENS to get rock to the mirrors and see it in.

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          Dear Native,……….You meed to brush up on your Arithmetic too……..Deduct the 5.8 Million from your Stupid Fraction. Please…………Not sure about your beloved Pira/TNA followers…..

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            How much is it after subtracting 58 million?

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        Ben, this Marapana fellow should not be allowed back in!
        He will only make things worse…

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          Why the leaders have sense on the quality of the candidates ?

          What does their seniority say ?

          I think we need to importat GENETICALLY MODIFIED LEADERS to run this very corrupted nation.

          I have lost my full faith on the leaders if they have srilanken GENETICs.

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            why these leaders have no sense it should be.

            Thanks.

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      The purpose of the presidential commission was to target and expedite the investigation of the bond-scam.

      Now, there is a request by some people, to make use of the same presidential commission to investigate all the scams. And force the AG to investigate all the scams with the same vigour that was shown in unravelling the CB bond scam. That will nail the AG if he shows the lackadaisical attitude he has shown so far to go after Rajapakse’s crooks.

      It’s an excellent idea. I hope all you guys will give it your full support.

      Ranil or Mahinda, crook is crook; right? :))

      Now, this will show who really wants to catch the crooks and who just wants to play partisan politics.

      Finally, It’ll separate the patriots from the smart-patriots.

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      Blue Jim Softy

      Brilliant. Thanks for it. Keep up the good work.

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      What stupidity had made the President to include the Past and Present MAFIA TO GOVERN THE YAHAPALANAYA??
      The patriots wondered and told him then to the President that he was playing with FIRE.
      THAT WAS THE BIGGEST BLUNDER THE YAHPALANA DID ,
      DID HE LOSE HIS MARBLES THEN BY GIVING CABINET POSTS TO THE PAST MAFIA??
      Even the speaker ,. ( MODAMULLA PAKSHE SIBLING)was going to be reinstated in the YAHPALANA , but we have got one from that Clan in the form of JUSTICE MINISTER who continues to Block all the CORRUPT CASES BEFORE REACHING THE CLAWS OF FCID.
      How clever is that PRESIDENT??
      NaRIYA WATCHING THE CHIKEN COOP in the form of Mr Wijedasa R.
      Shame on SLankans. Shame on our President.

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      Ravi… “fearing embarrassment to face his colleagues”. it says……
      Is this true? Our politicians feel embarrassed or feel guilty when caught publicly for steeling peoples’ money? This is good… much better humans than I thought… Feel guilty or embarrassed means there is room to improve?
      MR /Basil / Gota (Javanese Sinhalese family) have similar humane (or God within) feelings too?

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      Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake,

      RE: Ravi Ducks Cabinet Meeting

      Tell them that “Mata Mathaka Ne”; I do not remember, about the cabinet meeting.

      Want to follow the ostrich?

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    “Ravi Ducks Cabinet Meeting”

    This fellow should give up politics and take to cricket. He will do very well as an opening batsman!

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    Hope he is not asked to resign , and brought in by the back door later .

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    I hear that Thilangay has advised Ravi to resign. You cannot get more surreal than that……..ha! bloody ha!

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    We don’t want the Rajapaksas back but we want this government to get it’s act together and deliver what it promised!! – Silva……………….. Expiry date has long passed.
    What promises ?????????? They will say they do not remember…………………….

    “We do not want the Rajapakshe’s back?? ……………. [Edited out]

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    I cannot understand why Mr.Ravi Karunanayake would want a Monarch Apartment at a cost of 1650 lakhs when he had a luxurious home at Rajagiriya. If he was not aware that his wife had bought this Apartment without his knowledge, he must divorce her. If he is guilty of any mis -doing he must resign.

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    Justice & Fairplay: You said: ” This fellow should give up politics and take to cricket. He will do very well as an opener”. Sorry your selection is wrong. Our PM has proven that he is the “Best Opener” by opening the “Ton Hitting” of “Bond Scam” and he is still “Batting”. This fellow fell a victim to a “googly” bowled by the AG. There are two or three other batsmen, one of whom was never a “Batsman” who was a “Stranger” at that time of the “Bond Game” and played again a “Ton” still to be brought into the field. Will the AG and the Commission bring all of them to the field OR “Declare” the “GAME” is over? The “Joint Opposition” JOKERS have already set the field to call the GAME IS OVER, because they know what is in stock for them is much stiff and tuff to handle as things are unfolding with the “Batting” of CEO of Perpetual. Have one more for the road and enjoy the GAME.

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      Douglas:

      I think people have now forgotten how vicious previous men had been.

      Today to make effort to forget their high crimes through BOND scam issue is beyond comphresion.

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    Cabinet Meeting was an Excuse trotted out by Penthouse Ravi for NOT attending a Sitting of the Special Presidential Commission that he was summoned to. If Cabinet Meeting was so Important, what was Even More Important than a Cabinet Meeting for him Not to attend it?

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    Ravi must resign , if not should be sacked. Then he will reveal the whole story behind the bond scam and disclose all the culprits involved.
    It seems, the forty years of clean service of Ranil has come to and to an end and approaching unpredictable destination of his political life. Try to find the answers for the following sessions.
    1. Who appointed Arjun Mahendran (AM) for the post as the governor of CB?
    2. When appointing AM to CB did RW promise to accept responsibility?
    3 . After the so called bond scam why he tried to cover up AM?
    4. Why he asked to dissolve government before cope report being released?
    5. Why he appointed a group of UNP LAWYERS to investigate THE FIRST BOND SCAM? What did the report say?

    6.If there is no connection with the bond scam , then why did RW always try to protect all who connected with the scam?
    7. As a clean leader what was his responsibility, regarding the matter and did he act promptly to protect peoples money?
    Think very independently with out using a political eye, and analyse all the answers given for the above questions, before taking a decision.

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    To think that there are millions of decent , honest , people struggling to feed their families while these crooks rob and plunder with [Edited out] . Is there a god any where ?

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    One of the option considered in analysing different scenarios is ‘do nothing’ option. The logic is simple, just doing nothing turn out to be the best in many cases. For example, when you have road congestion, sometimes doing nothing about it all that it takes as the congestion itself will take care of the problem.
    This government has perfected this– if you take no action, time itself is solve the problem. It is much easier to talk about irrelevant issues and just create general hysteria among the populace to divert the attention and survive for one more day. When you have enough days like this, the problem will be solved without any need for action.
    Time to take action is long overdue. He is still there, because the government knows there won’t any effective rebelling within its ranks. Except for similar roughs making cursory innuendos, the only action so far has been the pathetic confidence motion, collecting measly 35 signatures out of 225. As his loving daughter insinuated, he is only one spoiled egg, and the others don’t what this egg out because then their will stink stronger. Just keep all together, so people will be confused from there the stink is coming from.
    And what about the public? Again there is really no threat of revolt from that quarter as well. They know Sri Lankans are too indolent to demand any real action. There won’t be any mass demonstrations on the streets, except for a few perfunctory defiance by a few elite who have a bit of time in their hands and lot of money in the bank, the rest of the populace is too busy running around just to keep their noses above the proverbial water or just slaving themselves to keep up with their more affluent neighbors.

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    Wonder whether Mangalan took Samira kolla to Temple Trees and Srikotha, to meet uncle Ranil, uncle Sagala, uncle Akila, and aunty Mallika….. If he did how can Galleon prove it…….May be that is what Galleon is contemplating …… Unlike Anika, Samira can’t give evidence ……..Can he ?………. Unless Galleon can find a sleuth like Detective Colombo , who can collect some DNA………….

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      KASmaalam K A Sumanasekera

      “Unless Galleon can find a sleuth like Detective Colombo , who can collect some DNA”

      How about DIG Anura Senanayake who did a fantastic thorough job on Wasim Thajudeen case.

      Or DIG Vass Gunawardena, can also be expected to do a thorough job.

      Maybe Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe.

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        Dear Native,……….You meed to brush up on your Arithmetic too……..Deduct the 5.8 Million from your Stupid Fraction. Please…………Not sure about your beloved Pira/TNA followers…..

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    Govt looks really bankrupt. Navin dissanayake is te one hlding $ 60 million of Tea export money and he said He wanted to spend that abdnot by the govt. So,the president had to involve. His fahter had a Apple ORchard from Mahaveli money. Thilak Marapana is one who justified Avant -Guard robbery. Now, it says, Avant guard also spread money exactly the way bond scam distributed money to FORTY POLITICIANS. Some of those scream against I KNOW NOTHING RAVI are those. Sarath AMUNUGAMA is in his eighties. Our New finance minister’s pR person is a druggie and transport drugs, ecstasy pills, foreing booze, were there not other gay boys for that. I AM PRETTY SURE< RANIL WHO ASKED PENTHOUSE RAVI TO NOT TO COME to the cabinet meeting.

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    It will be another Gnanasra drama. These buggers are robbing in front of your own eyes.
    Bloody crooks………..2.5 years more rob rob rob.

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    It’s hard to give the Foreign Minister Ravi a fair chance. When so much media and attention is say that he participated in the bond scam, I would like to know the truth. If this comes out to be true, it will hurt the international business outlook of the country overall. I hope that he either comes clean or has some serious evidence.

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      Dennis: What is this serious evidence. That He di dnot get money from aloysius. He di dnot get two bags of money a total of Rs 145 million. That is money laundering. Why he said this much worth of money, he di dnot know and only his wife and daughter knew. It is very common in the news, that the complain of many politicians that there are bigger thieves but Galleon Ravi was caught. Because, there are bigger and better theives, how come I know nothing Ravi should be acquitted when his it is provem by himself. Besides, how come he talks about developing the country, when he has companies registered in virgin island and when a chartered account has nine companies and assets worth Rs 4.5 billion. How did he earn that much money ?.That question is common to all 225 MPS and many more in provincial councils.

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    Ranil is saying. He wanted Galleon RAVI go to FCID and talk even though RK di dnot have any accusation. That is what Ranil is talking in the SLBC. so, all hiding it.

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    Silva,
    You are dead right. Interpol should be made to get involved in corruption that has happened under Rajapakse regime and Yahapalana regime.

    The other one is making Maha Sanga do their home work and expose all the corruption that happened during both regimes.

    My big question is how and through who and who , Alosyius & partners made money during the 10 year MaRa regime ?
    I’m sure DJ being an insider of that regime will have the answer/s.

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    To replace Ravi K. with Navin Dissanayake[son of Gamini D] or Tilak Marapona[ His brother Gamini Marapona is counsel for MaRa] and or Sarath Amunugama[Geetha Kumarasinghes consort] may be a ploy to keep the Yahapalanaya floating.
    Ravi K. is bad enough but the envisaged replacement is like falling from the frying pan into the fire!

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    RK must not resign but take leave till an investigation is completed.
    Were persons suggested to replace RK chosen to angelfy RK?

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    The 2015 January 8th mandate is granted Not for any corruptions by financially, politically or economically, it was given for Good Governance and Rule of law to be Restoration of basic norms of Democracy. That was supposed asked from the People by MS, UNP-Ranil Wicks and CBK back by JVP TNA and MC and JHU? The votes of 6.2 Million people mandate not take lightly by rulers in power, which that specially MS and CBK of Tamil Federalist ?
    The governing tools has upside down by UNP Ranil Wicks ,he has insulated to masses by CB Bonds scam one of biggest looted public funds from poor people by UNP leadership. You have given power of governances to Redress, Revitalization and back Square democracy of certain confidence by majority of our People .People along of the majority lost that confidences ?
    Indeed Ravi K is vice-President of UNP core leadership ? What is that UNP Party has undermined disciple expected people from you? What a responsibility you have undertaken by leadership of Party accountability to People and its Democracy?
    Yes, Capitalism having norms and moral of politics of Ethics to upheld democracy in through- out the world? The whole system Politics of Democracy demand moral governances and their leadership could respect and accepts Rules of morals –Democracy?
    As long as UNP leadership is Not there, who is going to take baton of Democracy ? Is by JVP or LTTE?
    In view of that system demand Right persons in charge democracy by fair Play >>>>>>> Where is UNP-leadership stood ?

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