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Rs. 157 Million Bonanza For Treasury, As Government Decides To Confiscate Basil’s Lands

The national coffers grew by a further Rs. 157.5 million on Wednesday after the Government confiscated the money believed to have links with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second son, Yoshitha Rajapaksa, who is currently out on bail in a money laundering case involving the Carlton Sports Network (CSN).

Yoshitha

Yoshitha

The Rs. 157.5 million was deposited in two fixed deposits under the name of Amtrad, a private company. However despite having a large sum of money in the two accounts under the company name, Amtrad Holdings Limited distanced itself from it, claiming that the money was not theirs.

Subsequent to this statement, the FCID which unearthed this money during an investigation on the CSN case, sought approval from the Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala to transfer the money from the fixed deposits to the Central Bank, as there was no owner to the money. The Magistrate, on Wednesday approved the fund transfer.

Cabinet spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that this was possibly the largest sum of illegal money transferred to the Central Bank. “We warmly welcome this,” he told a news conference in Colombo today. He added that this was a victory to the people because the money looted from the people by the previous government was once again deposited to it’s rightful place.

Senaratne also said that several lands suspected to have links to former Minister Basil Rajapaksa will be taken over by the government. Senaratne announced that the 18 acre land in Kaduwela will be used to establish a police training academy, while another property in Matara will be used to build a tourism training centre. According to the Cabinet Spokesman, no owner has come forward to claim ownership to these lands.

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Government To Confiscate Houses, Office Owned By Basil Rajapaksa, And CSN Building

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  • 18
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    Ranil pleases don’t open your mouth..

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      Ranil

      What found was drop in the ocean.

      Reveal and confiscate more and put the thieves in the empty cages in the Dehivela zoo.

      More visitors to the zoo will generate more income for the state and it will be more than the 157 million swoop.

      • 23
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        This is ridiculous and preposterous!

        Who is responsible for this money? Who owns Amtrad – which BANK has these accounts and where did the funds come from, and who operated these accounts?

        Someone is ACCOUNTABLE and must be held accountable. Otherwise the culture of IMPUNITY FOR FINANCIAL CRIMES in this island awash in political corruption and DIRTY DEALS of Ranil-Sira Ayahaplanaya govt. is set to continue.

        As with WAR CRIMES, you do not have un-owned bank accounts and financial crimes without PERPETRATORS of those crimes.

        The Jarpaassa family must be held accountable for steeling lands and funds from the people of Lanka, and the FULL TRUTH of these accounts told to the people.
        This is a MASSIVE COVER up of POLITICIAN”S CRIMES by Ranil-Sira Ayahapalanay govt. – to simply say that the funds got to the Central Bank and all is well. WE the people of Lanka want ACCOUNTABILITY for FINANCIAL CRIMES and WAR CRIMES and the International Community must insist on this. This is about ECONOMIC JUSTICE.

        Where there is MONEY in a BANK account there is an INFORMATION trail – who deposited the funds there and where did it come from and who was using and operating that account?!

        You do not have rape and murder and WAR CRIMES without PERPETRATORS of the crimes and VICTIMS. So too you do not have FINANCIAL CRIMES without Perpetrators

        • 4
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          Before Basil’s land is confiscated he must be TRIED AND CONVICTED.

          There is no DUE PROCESS under Ayahapalanaya govt. which is perpetuating political culture of corruption and impunity for Financial Crimes and Hate Crimes – particularly by corrupt politicians.

          Ranil’s fetish of the power of the parliament of corrupt clowns is a joke! The judiciary must be MORE powerful that the Diayawenna Parliament of corrupt morons and criminals!

    • 13
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      This can be the first step and they the rulers should start doing it with all other issues where handlings according to them are not recorded to be confiscated. Rajapakshes should be taught how to live wihtout abusing the tax payers funds.
      How can the alleged add that those properties were not of them ? Had the current rulers been defeated, they would have abused them as their own properties. That is the reality. As it was the case with Lamboginies or other high cost vehicles that were used for their night races, or CSN issue and severa other issues, they seem not taking the responsibility as if they have no penises.

    • 10
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      No secret peacock palace written to the name of that ASP liyanage is also one of the hidden properties of Rajakashes. Please dont stop investigating the case again and again. The man ASP group is a born joker can work with deals from that day on. Please reveal that too. Then people will see it right the way the goverment moves forward.

      • 15
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        Now this is the proof that International conspirators and western powers are behind this. They may have transferred this sum to Yoshitha’s account without his knowledge like someone has abandoned an Elephant calf at Uduwe Dhammaloka’s Temple. The Same People transferred Billions of Rupees to Mahaa Deshapremi Wimal Weerawansa’s Account, Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s Account, Rattaran’s Account, Namal Baby’s Account to become a super rich Politicians. They have organize more and more “Paada Yathra” Ha… haa… haaa……….

        • 4
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          Lapatiya,

          the sad truth is there are masses that consume grass are there to believe Rajakashes. These masses are not just few hundreds but millions. This country is the place for making fools easily. There Rajakaashes did their best abusing them as nothing can help the gulliable.

          Just on my return from the country last week, having spent few weeks there down, I feel – why the average are kept away from Facts of anything Or they lack the knoweldge to inform themselves. FB communications are filled with Rajakshes thoughts as Rajakashes blood transfused them. This is the wird mentality of signaificant masses inthe country yet today.
          sO what can change them even if my petrol charges for travels were cheaper than previous times, I did not hear people saying any good thing to any good moves. They lack just Dansal or the like street dances which had been carried out by Maharaja…. life is seen to be normalized but without seeing the buggers portraits everywhere, they may lack that.
          No matter even if large sums hd been taken away by Raja, they should please him even today fo rone reason his term put end ot the war. They think the man and his energies alone did the job no matter any truths could say the facts.

    • 7
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      Hey guys, alone permitting Rajapakshes to leave for Korea is a greater mistake. That penissless prof betraying all the educated has joined him to the trip. I have got to see no idea fake or not, state treatments or the like have been offered by abused Korean men. The very same videos or the like were put to air in term of his trip paid to Japan a month ago. How come Japanese and Koreans beahve so not knowing that the man visting them is a person who deliberately abused the sums which they could better for the benefit of the poor inthis sinking nation.
      Telling the world that they have done a lot – to abuse those nations must not be allowed by any ruling govt.
      Rajakahes and their thugs should be put in jail until the investigations are making all the allegations clear.
      Clarity is the need of the hour. Once clarity is there, nothing will go against the current DUO.

      And people in ground level should be informed the manner the current govt does the job. Now already, they have introduced more freedom to the nation than had been in the past. I do beleive there is a tangible change, but the propaganda on that is blocked.
      There we need to go against any biased press men still are on the pay of Rajakashe funds.
      How come they could afford milions of their trips if they have no secret deals with those men working in Korea. Those koreans CURRENTly work in Korea have not the least idea the way Rajakaahes have looted their sums.
      Truths will shape up them sooner than later… is my wish…

  • 22
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    Why not give a perch or two or uncle basils land to their faithful servant boy K A Sumanasekera to build another pad for him to live in fantasy!

    • 4
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      Piss Lover,

      I am waiting for your mates lead by Vellala Wiggs and Sambandan get the Land Bank in the North, after Batalanada’s Federal Constitution kicks in.

      I need about about 40 acres to build a nice Golf Course along the coast close to Killinochchi.

      You think you can put in a word for me, when the time comes..

      You can be an agent too to get the Foreigners to play Golf and have a scenic tour around Nanthikadal, before retiring to a 5 Star Digs which the Singaporeans have pencilled in ..

      Or take the Helicopter to Shangrila in Galle Face where I am told your mate Galleon is eyeing a pad in the residential block..

      Cash commissions from Car Permits will nicely make the deposit.

      The Singaporean will be more than happy to pay the instalments..

      • 7
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        ah nice to see Sumanaya agitated just the dose of laughter i needed today and Sumanaya never fails to make us laugh at his servant boy talk

        go sumanaya go your master MR is waiting to feed you some scrap cattle feed

      • 4
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        KASmaalam Somari KA Sumanasekera

        “I am waiting for your mates lead by Vellala Wiggs and Sambandan get the Land Bank in the North, after Batalanada’s Federal Constitution kicks in.”

        Is it your own land that you are worried about?

        “I need about about 40 acres to build a nice Golf Course along the coast close to Killinochchi.”

        Are you talking about building a Watered Golf Course in Irranaimadu Tank? It is a refreshing idea.

        “You can be an agent too to get the Foreigners to play Golf and have a scenic tour around Nanthikadal, before retiring to a 5 Star Digs which the Singaporeans have pencilled in ..”

        Aren’t you ashamed of yourself for depending on foreigners for your living.

        Are you running a upmarket brothel and soliciting like a pimp for business?

      • 1
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        Sumanaya, you need scientists from all over the world to descend where you live and examine your head. You are indeed one of a kind. Your mental illness is not something one doctor can figure out. They need to study you for a long period of time to see what garbage is in your head. But I need to find doctors who are willing to waste their valuable time on a dong like you.

    • 11
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      Sumane has more Important work than going after a perch or two from uncle Basil. Sumane is in Korea now to remind Uncle Mahinda that it is the right time to keep his promise. Will Uncle Mahinda keep his word Sumane? Will uncle Mahinda commit suicide by committing Hara Kiri?

      • 6
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        There was one leela who added his thoughts to CT at that time. Now the very same leela has become Sumanasekara… This man is set by Rajakashe kalliya..[Edited out] of Rajanos as no other woudl do it. May be he needs it. We the right thinking ones dont need to protect anyone not even Ranil or Mr Sirisena but we are ready to call a spade a spade for the sake of this nation s future.

        • 3
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          yes Leela and Sumansekera write the same language and more and less the same paid coolie boy

      • 6
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        Sumanes stomach is filled with the extrements droped by Rajakashes.

        So just even asking him to sense on the issues is like ” PIG S MIGHT FLY”

        Please friends, just ignore this man Sumanaya.. he has not the least knowledge but the creeping nature by birth. THe kind of men and women in this nation have supported Rajakaashes or any crooks to abuse further.

  • 14
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    Vow ! Is it an Eye Wash ??

    Confiscate first then return to the crooks again. To be seen.
    Can we trust any politicians in SL??
    They all speak the same language, Fiddle Fiddle then Rub Shoulders .

    We the people have been taken for a ride ?? For 70 odd years???

    The country is Bankrupt !!

    Only Beg Beg Nd Borrow , when the begging Bowls are filled , the Politicians are very happy that they can swindle 90% of the Borrowed Loot ,
    The 20% is spent on family contracts On schools ,universities, hospitals , etc ,
    Along the way that 20% too is pilfered by the middle men sharks.

    Vow how clever our Politicians are !’

    People to speak now!!

    • 4
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      It is as if the colombo ambassadors of donor countries are blind and uneducated. They do not seem to report what happens to the money that the public in donor countries provide to these developing countries like Sri Lanka. They should report and donors must not advance any money until it is crystal clear that the money provided in the past has been used for what they were intended, and material evidence provided as the output and accounts, and NOT merely the say so of politicians in charge.

    • 2
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      Pardon me for the Typo error as above on Funds Donated for certain purposes on Nation building:

      90% Full for the Politicians !! Allegedly.
      10 % Spent on Family contractors on Nation Building Purposes intended for , during which the 10% too is fiddled by these Contractors .( Sharks who eats the Funds )

  • 2
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    Who ever the presstitute is, he/she did not know how to write to suit the title.

    Title and the content are two different stories.

    • 2
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      Garbage in, garbage out, lol

  • 22
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    I do not think the government should stop at merely transferring this money to the Treasury or the CB. In doing so it would fail in its primary efforts to find the criminal elements that handled these large sums of ill gotten money; the principals should not be allowed to remain hidden and free, through government shifting its focus to simply recovering the money, and then inaction relating to the criminals.
    Why should the Government accept AMTRAD’s disclaim? If the money was in their name, then someone must have deposited it; if AMTRAD had not previously complained when it was first deposited, then it begs the question, “Why not?”.

    Just because the money has no apparent owner, the government cannot surely claim it as their. That is why the case should be investigated until it reaches its natural conclusion. Don’t try to let off the culprits by diverting the public attention

  • 7
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    Land Deals,Commissions, Missing Body Parts,Mig Deals, Dubai Hotels, Off shore accounts, what more?
    MR please organize few more PADA YAATHRAS to hoodwink us. Or is it “Mama Dannenae”

  • 6
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    The now bare land right next to the private residence of former President J R Jayawardene, down Ward Place, Colombo 7, was bought for a hefty price by Gothabaya Rajapaksa.However the crook did not buy it under his name.He purchased it under the name of his brother in law,his wife’s sisters husband, the owner of House of Fashion ,the luxury clothing store at D S Senanayake Mawatha Colombo8. CT readers will recall that when this store opened ,chief hora Mahinda and his brother Gota were the chief guests.

    Very recently there is. a new construction going on at this Ward Place property.Very probably Gota has sold it as the hunt for the ill gotten Rajapasa billions gathers pace.Plenty of evidence in this regard could be collected from the former owners of the Ward place property as to how Gota came and saw the premises and how his brother in law finally purchased it on his behalf.

    • 2
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      Vibushana,
      You should give this information to the FCID/Attorney General.

  • 7
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    RE: Rs. 157 Million Bonanza For Treasury, As Government Decides To Confiscate Basil’s Lands

    Go after MaRa maRa ChaTu MaRa ChaTu, his brother, as well,

    The Govt, can collect 157 billion or more.

  • 4
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    …..Senaratne also said that several lands suspected to have links to former Minister Basil Rajapakse will betaken over by the Government…..

    One or Two acres may be reserved to build a Fraud Memorial!

  • 4
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    Isn’t this solid evidence that Rajapaksas have robbed people’s money.Will MR cut his throat?

    • 3
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      He is nearing to cut his throat.

      Gullible masses will have to see it even if they would reluctantly do so.

      The bugger is a type the kind of high criminal .. that have all guts to say in public that he was not…. Rajakashe s real face is not known to anyone yet…. coming days, I have no doubt, he will have to remove all the masks. There is no other way around when revealing all the bits one behind the other. Rambuwalla or any others that were close to him will have to sink in the same ship.

  • 4
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    Sitting at home, and wondering, How many Sri Lankan nannies together in the Middle East would earn that kind of money for the countrry”.

  • 6
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    DAMN TRUE bO, I very emphatically second what you say ! Catch the bloody rogues too otherwise you will be setting a bad precedent which will be very acceptable to those who plundered the cash, lands and all other material assets of the Country. DON’T STOP ! CATCH THE ROBBERS AND PUT THEM INTO THE CALABOOSE !

    • 2
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      Yes, STRIKE whilst hot before tracks are again covered for another paper-chase – you will not get another rare chance.

  • 1
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    pooh.157 million rupees when mangala says they have played out 18 billion USD.

  • 0
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    Who believes Rajitha nowadays. This was said by the Cabinet Spokesman on a day where Batalanda Ranil had egg on his face from Supreme Court. This is classic diversionary tactics.

    • 1
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      Partiot- of your kind are the weeds .. wild weeds as one another added.

      You know nothing but a fly who does the decaying role on Rajaakshes extrementa.

      We dont want to see anyone who worked for Rajapakshes as good guys. Rajitha may have changed in him today…. if he had not been in the front running, nothing would have reached to drive away Rajakashes the most abusive men from power.

      For that matter alone, even if Rajitha has so many mistakes – I respect him. I have no doubt, even late golden son of our movement, Rev Sobitha would have added the same regarding Rajitha.

      There are ALMOST no body who sat with Rajapakshes are clean.. basta…

  • 1
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    Please don’t forget that CSN had an office at the Presidential Secretariat.
    There lies the evidence of complicity.
    The Police also received calls from the Presidential Secretariat after poor
    Thajudeen was murdered..

    Hope all the foolish masses realize the real reason why MR is using his cronies to destabilize the govt.

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    “But Amtrad had disclaimed ownership of the cash, Senaratne said.
    Amtrad, a company that supplied concrete paving tiles to government projects, was bought by Ascot Holdings, a firm in which Yoshitha Rajapaksa and his brother were among the top 15 shareholders in 2011.Nimal Perera, Chairman of Pan Asia Bank, is a top shareholder of Ascot”.

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    “When a plutocracy is disguised as a democracy, the system is beyond corrupt.”
    Suzy Kassem
    ==============================================================================
    When people can get away with crimes just because they are wealthy or have the right connections, the scales are tipped against fairness and equality. The weight of corruption then becomes so heavy that it creates a dent that forces the world to become slanted, so much so — that justice just slips off.

    Suzy Kassem
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    Any man who neglects his conscience is a dangerous animal.
    Suzy Kassem

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    = .two million, two hundred forty-three thousand, nine hundred forty-nine dollars.

    LMAO , this is tea money for him . a drop in the Ocean . where are the billions ?

    Where are the Money he borrowed from foreign Private banks ?where the remaining funds of the project the Finance Minister is claiming?

    Where are Gold from Jaffna ?

    we need not go with the begging bowl if sincere recovery is made .

    people are loosing faith on a daily basis . Either people incharge should close the case permanently or bring everyone linked in and offer amnesty in exchange to return of the Country’s wealth , or go full scale and arrest everyone linked from people to chairman ,to Ministers, all who are looted .even ordinary people on the street got part of the loot as they played proxy.

    You are wasting valuable time and time is money ,Investors are frustrated with your mechanism of a bullock cart, and this drama of The Rajas going in and out and now The grand master of the Fraternity of plutocrats is playing with the elephant in Korea.

    This show how cock sure he is of himself .
    ,
    The common man must understand atleast now that it is time that people from all faith and race must come together and unite to get the government to work for the people and country , until you can give that assurance this government will have their arm twisted by cartels in the shadow, the fear of loosing power by milking the common man by the cartel will keep the government dragging their feet .

    Give them the assurance and a time frame to finish the task and move on , or call for elections.

    let the people decide the fate of their children . Can not help if The previous leader is elected then the fate is also sealed , while a few will reap enormously and add it with the already ill-gotten wealth .

    The filthy rich will get filthier and filthy richer . and the poor will continue to worship them and live in starvation .

    ———–

    Elections are highly-publicized puppet shows. Many puppets in the show are handled by the same owner, and regardless of their different costumes and voices, their agenda is one and the same. The man with the most puppets in the show usually wins the audience.

    Suzy Kassem

  • 3
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    Don Stanley: You raised some interesting questions. Hope the authorities would find answers. Merely confiscating the money is not going to solve the problem. As per the reports this money (Rs.158.5 million) has been obtained by a person named Roshan from Pan Asia Bank on a guaranty. When this money due for repayment this Roshan has asked the money to be obtained from the “Guarantor”. Now the questions to be answered: (1) Where did the money obtained from Pan Asia Bank go to? (2) Who was the “Guarantor” who repaid the “Guaranteed” loan? From where did that “Guarantor” get the money? (3) How did CSN involve in this transaction?(4) Is that a part of the initial Capital of CSN paid by Rohitha?. Already the Chief of CSN, Mr. Weliwita has denied any knowledge of this money. So this must NOT be swept under the carpet by merely “confiscating” and publishing that the people got a “Wind Fall”. We invite Mr. Rajitha to get going with the rest of the matter, without falling into the camp of his Cabinet Colleague, SB.

  • 4
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    So will there be no follow up action to discover the mystery of where the money came from originally? Will they not try to find out who put the money in the bank in the first place?

    This is like admitting a person who is injured critically in a ‘hit & run’ accident in the hospital and then declaring the subject closed without trying to trace the driver of the vehicle!

  • 3
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    The government will ultimately lose the goodwill they built with their voters if they continue to hold back action, just trying to convince those who voted for the past regime .Already they feel betrayed , in politics, anywhere in the world you will always find two mindsets of people , no matter how hard you try, those who close their eyes and cry out that they can’t see the sun will stay blind,and not even God can change their minds.

    They say you can wake up a man who is really asleep .but can never wake up a man who pretends to be asleep.

    The government has a few months left in hand, get the the job done and finished, forget about convincing the voter base of the opposition for the upcoming local election.

    Infact you should completely eliminate the current local election ,change the constitution first and hold no more election until your term in office is done ,and work tirelessly and finish your job .you will save the much needed funds for the development of the country too.

    Everyone who came to power abused the constitution for their benfit , what is wrong if you use it to change it for the betterment of the people and country?

    Can anyone imagine what will be the fate, incase the Executive prime Minister system falls into the wrong guys hands ?

    We need to do away with all executive powers, Sri Lankan are not very good in handling their egos.

    We need more peoples executive committees, The government is wasting valuable time in chasing ghosts, they should change the political system completely.

    Handover , Religious organizations, environmental issues, Police , law, FCID ,Humanrights, Customs , Tender procedures to a public committee vested with full executive powers ,and appoint reputed ,trustworthy men and women among all faiths and professions , including retired , judges ,lawyers etc.

    In short ,The government should play Pontius Pilate, and wash its hands off ,and handover the matter to the people to decide , that way no one can point fingers and say the government had any political revenge agenda in executing proper justice.

  • 2
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    Well done government;

    Coffers are filling, ease on peoples’ minds

    Hopeful of burdens down accordingly.

  • 3
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    The biggest CUlPrit is none other ThaN SinaThaMbI Mussaalamil , (Wimal’s lap doggy)

    He sHouLd bE dEaLt AccorDiNg tO ShArI and BehEaded .

  • 3
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    Sumane ,kumenay ,you are from thumpenay

  • 1
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    This is the biggest crock of BS I have ever heard.
    If money is deposited or transferred to a bank account, especially small amounts like millions, it leaves a trail like a snail!
    Ask any clerk at a bank and he will tell you so, there is always a source!
    Please FCID, AGS Department, we have had enough DUNG fed to us for the last 10 years, it time to change the feed now!
    Its time to Incarcerate the these so called Saviors of the Nation!

    You can fool some people sometime, but you cant fool all the people all the time!- Rev Robert Nesta Marley

  • 0
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    This is only the tip of the iceberg……there is much more most probably in off shore accounts, under fictitious names and companies. These are masters of deception and would have covered their tracks well.

  • 0
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    Well done FCID. Now for the rest of the $20 Billion pilfered by the Rajapakse cohorts and relatives.

  • 0
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    Judges of Srilanka please note that if the 157 million s worth land has been confisticated, he is guilty of fraudulent things. He has to be convicted in all other cases, and sent to jail

  • 0
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    A practical response to all this MR2 (Maithri/Ranil) government’s cavorting and constant “grilling” of those who should be burned at the stake is to build bigger and better private hospitals in which they are able to spend their alleged incarcerations.
    This business of “going after” the Rajapakse horde has become the longest running joke in Sri Lankan political history.
    Please spare us any more of it and simply form a coalition which we can then dub MR3 and be done with it. That way, we will at least be spared the insults to our collective intelligence.

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