14 November, 2018

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SB Defends Basil Over Divi Neguma Case

Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare S. B. Dissanayake has come forward to rescue former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, saying that the former Minister has not committed any wrong in distributing GI Pipes which were purchased from the Divi Neguma funds and distributed among local government institutions during the run up to the 2015 Presidential Election.

“I don’t see any fault committed by Basil in this case as pointed out by the FCID,” he told a news conference in Colombo on Tuesday.

According to the Cabinet Minister, proper procedure was followed when calling for tenders and when the GI Pipes were distributed among the local government institutions. “Maybe the timing was wrong but it definitely is not a fraud as charged by the FCID,” Dissanayake said.

Rajapaksa is currently out on bail over his alleged involvement in a financial misappropriation of Rs. 33 million in purchasing GI Pipes from the Divi Neguma funds. “There is no law that says one cannot distribute pipes during an election, maybe the timing was off, but that doesn’t mean he has committed a crime,” Dissanayake said.

According to the Minister it seems like the FCID has got it wrong. “There are other charges against Basil, and those are being investigated. I don’t know about those or whether he committed wrong in those cases, but I can tell you clearly that in this Divi Neguma case he is not at fault,” Dissanayake said.

When a journalist asked as to why the FCID was then terming this as a fraud, Dissanayake said, “You will have to ask the FCID that.”

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    May be this Pinguththaraya had been given his shares for all the grabs of funds.

    Even if the party agreed to appoint this guy I never wanted to see it happeneing. This man s mouth piece is no second to one of a street monger – not disgracing the latters job.

    The days of SB, the students were harmed too much.
    Bugger licked the balls of Rajakshes that time, so why not today. All these men should be burnt down together with Rajaakshe if at all to seek the ends of these investigations.

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      Why is the FCID not going after Basil’s massive houses and land holdings? What is this game of arrests and release that the Sira-Ranil Ayahapalanay govt playing with the corrupt and criminal Mahinda Jarapassa family – brothers and sons? Why has a single case not been prosecuted to the end?

      Why is there no fast track financial crimes court to get back the looted funds from Sri Lanka and pay off the national debt which was accrued to keep Jarapassa family in luxury?

      How much did Basil Jarapassa who stole from the Poverty reduction fund, pay SB to come to his rescue?

      Poverty reduction has been totally politicized under Basil and SB, both of whom are lacking in education and ethics.

      Basil’s jail sentence should be doubled since he stole from POOR people.

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        Rather strange that the US agents in SL cannot trace if he has declared his US assets to in his US Tax Returns?

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      This SB,[Edited out]

  • 13
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    Is this guy telling that the FCID is levelling a charge falsely? Will he make a repeat call for others as well? Did this guy also distribute pipes or something which is not known right now but is likely to come to light?

    There should be some discipline in the system and this guy is a Cabinet Minister. I have the gut feeling that he is now telling this for some other motive behind.

    For heaven’s sake catch all the rogues with solid evidence quickly and put all these jokers behind bars for a very long time.

  • 16
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    SBD is is a Walige Nathi Balla. His backside is so exposed.

    He wants to be here, there and everywhere.

    He was the Cabinet Minister of Higher Education in President Mahinda Rajapakse’s rotten regime when he was not even respected by a school going young Tamil boy in Vanni.

    This good for nothing man is only good to try and wag without a tail.

    It is all future investment for him. In his dream, if Mahinda comes to power, he knows he will be the Lord Chancellor.

    • 2
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      The problem is SLFP or other parties in the most abusive country, has various kind of candidates. The deciding factor is people. But they are fooled by MR media men as they would take several years to see simple things right. Grass eating people would elect any bad guy not knowing the realities well- so parties have no other choice than keeping them in the party even if they are well recognized murderers OR rAPISTs. To our eyes – i mean CT readers and anyone with a bird brain see all Mahindananaya, Rathanaran, SB, anyother condom supporters of MR and the family are no means acceptable as politicians. Not forgetting google Wimale – whose talent is to twist the gulliable mind sets of the poor of poor that struggle for their 3 meals… all these are for votes. People after far from getting it – they just feel MR men are lovely and will do anything and everything. Even ones went to Korea for jobs are being tamed by MR men today… with their money they go merrygo round visting those countries…. expatriates in japan and Italy are their targets. All in all, defeated PResident MR has been doing a malicious thing but not knowingthe danger before him. Sooner or later, the man has to face it… Justice will learn him a lession soon.

      I will give you more examples.

      a) Raththarana – the man who is well known to be a former driver but turn politician has all various kind of records to have robbed gold chains of innocient people, but people rally round to him just because MR s propaganda machines (MEDIA MEN WITH BENEFITS) paint the picture in favour of their continous business

      b) Duminda Silva – entire world will support me and you- if I would go aon saying that this buggers head injury following that murder incident of Hirunikas father – was a fake … biggest fake.. but with the patronage of Mahinda Rajaakshe the boy was kept in Singapore hosp…. even Rajitha Senararatne then spoke in favour of this man. British Medical Journal must examine the issues – to reveal us it was a fake or not. Why the entire world silent on this today is to do with HIRU sender – that give publiccity more to Rajakashes than to anyone else.

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      If the current men would confiscate the assets of politicians – SBD will also have to face it. This man without having a good education to be education minister.. did a mess in the country. He cant speak few words in English. But how he handled it as a minister ? By his thuggish nature with allothe Raja brothers.. this was rejected by people. But to protect the party and innner frictions, Mr Sirisena had to take him back. Today the man shows his real face – this is a setback to Mr Sirisena no doubt about that.

  • 10
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    With this comment, this case is closed and Basil Rajapakse will be “Honorably Discharged”. Thank you Mr. President for bringing this man to be appointed a Minister of your (MS,Ranil & Co) Government. Bohoma Hondai. Ohoma Yang.

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      SBD should be hung by his balls to lession all the kind of politicians a lession. Then only the people will learn to know who the real good politicians are.
      We need a Germany s SPD style politciians – kiwwoth kiwwamai… style.. not even Deyyo will dilute the power of the law… then these men could learn to be normal.

      Alone the sarcastic SMILEs and Mimiks of this wanachara Buruwas, makes me very angry even not being able to concentrate myself on the text. These men should be punished with higher fines.

  • 13
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    Has MR passed some of your files he had in his possession before the elections, on to his brother, the ‘fraudster Basil’ ?
    You should not be in the ‘Yahapalana Govt.’ at all.

  • 12
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    One thief defending another thief?
    It seems the defender may have some skeletons in the cupboard that Basil knows of.

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    Yahapalana suckers are sooooo lucky..Aren’t they?..

    Batalanada Ranil has recruited well not only for the F******CID, but also for his Constitutional Council..

    Vellalas, Wahabis, Anglicans and the LGBT must counting how many sleeps more now, to get that Constitution which Mangalan reckons will be not only a world beater, but one to cherish and adopt as the role Model world wide.

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    Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare S. B. Dissanayake

    RE: SB Defends Basil Over Divi Neguma Case

    How much did Basil Hora give you ? Rs. 1 Billion from Stolen funds?

    Why not strip Basil and make him run naked, as you wanted to do with CBK?

    Sri Lanka Minister of Education S.B.Dissanayake want to strip naked former Lady President

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHsRmBRrQLU

    Published on Dec 28, 2014
    Sri Lanka Minister of Education S.B.Dissanayake want to strip naked former Lady President Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranayake

  • 9
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    It is to be expected. One fraudster finding no fault with another fraudster.

    Or is it a matter of buying some insurance, in case the Rajapaksas are returned to power.

  • 9
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    SBD has a history of sordidness that most people would be ashamed of. He started under CBK and continued under MR, and the decision of MS to appoint him to the cabinet left most of us aghast (remember his profane tirade against CBK just before the election?)!

    Now he is siding with Basil (another proven con-man), which shouldn’t be a surprise.

    When will MS/RW wake up and put these frauds where they belong?

  • 13
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    How can this Minister justify this? Do the local government instutions come under the Divineguma set up? Is this not similar to the Sil Redi case?

    This Minister has to also explain how a house donated by the late Dr. Siva Sinnathamby to the Colombo university became his own.

    Dr,Rajasingham Narendran

  • 10
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    Look Like he prepares space in case he has to jump the ship.

  • 9
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    One crook defending another crook.

  • 5
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    Thieves speaking on behalf of thieves. Before Divinaguma came Samurdhi. Who robbed the Samurdhi funds and got rich you bloody scoundrel.

  • 4
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    These are after effects of the Pada Yathra. Now SB has started the U turn. This is the beginning of the end for the Yahapal cohabitation.

  • 0
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    Misusing public property by politicians and officials in Sri Lanka has been a practice since time immemorial.

    That’s why this politician is white washing Basil, he and his fellow politicians want to continue it with legal protection.

    Stern steps should be taken to stop this mal-practice; not only the sharks but also sprats who have the habit of taking ball point pen and a half sheet home from the office or taking kids and wife on his office vehicle.

  • 1
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    Idiot. This is the caliber of SL ministers. This logic is totally unacceptable. Why do Divinegume purchase these pipes for every pradeshiya sabha. Why can’t the sabhas purchase them individually as per the need. Bulk purchases brings kickbacks to Basil. Further how come theze pipes be used to election advertisements. Had UNP also given a share for them to hang their cutouts

  • 0
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    this bugger SB should not be in parliament in the first place because he was rejected by the people and came in through the national list.Sira threw cow dung on the people when he did this.Did the people want basil to distribute their money to the local government institutions for GI pipes?Divi neguma money is for what purpose,has SB asked that question and whose money is it.

    A very important factor when the next constitution is drawn up is to abolish the national list system because it will always be abused by the leaders.

  • 3
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    Remember 12 years back SB Crook makes his controversial speech. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THE BALU NADU THINDU. A 7 Judge bench gave a unanimous verdict of contempt charges against foul mouthed SB.

    During CBK tenure, Her Office had directed the Prison officials to ensure that S.B. Dissanayake not even be given a mattress to sleep on. Two mobile phones in his cell were confiscated.

    So SB finds no fault committed by Basil!!! Sira and Ranil get together and take disciplinary action against this foul mouthed fellow. Wonder how much money is Basil throwing on SB to defend him.

    Yahapalanaya Sucks!!

  • 4
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    SB who had condemned the decision of the Supreme Court as a “canine/dog decision” (balu theenduwa). At that time SB was also facing charges of corruption. The Bribery Commission states that he has failed to explain his assets amounting to nearly Rs. 30 million.

    Dissanayake was sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment voters in his electorate had lit crackers. He was also known for his strong-arm tactics and having an illicit affair with Susie the marathon girl.

  • 1
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    One perennial Rogue trying to whitewash another rogue. He should learn to keep his foul mouth shut.

  • 2
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    The uneducated former Education Minister has once again displayed his ignorance & stupidity. He doesn’t seem to understand the question, the purpose of distributing GI pipes to Local Govt. institutions from the Divi Naguma funds. Don’t they have their own budgets? The idiot doesn’t realize that Basil only has to explain the purpose of distributing GI pipes bought with Divi Naguma not the tender procedure to purchase the pipes.

    When SL has dumb yobs like these in high positions, it’s no wonder the country has gone to the dogs.

  • 2
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    A despicable attempt to whitewash a despicable man.
    Senadhipathi too got the same treatment from a few ministers.
    The PM and the President must rein in these “ministers” who are day by day destroying the credibility of their govt and making them a laughing stock. The Govt’s back up plan to counter such astonishing statements is woefully inadequate. MR has placed his moles craftily in the Govt and they are working towards a master plan of destabilizing the country. This is plain to see. Ranil et al are basking in their arrogance that nothing can dislocate their govt. How could SB be appointed a minister after making such derogatory remarks on CBK? This is the Catch 22 situation that has confronted the govt always.

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      Neither the President nor the PM (RW) has any control of these pariah ministers/mps. Unfortunately the Pres has recruited criminals and thieves to support his cause, and the moment he used these thugs MS has come under their control. This is what has happened; he lost control. Now it is total anarchy, and villains like SB mouthing off garbage to influence the courts.

      Basically SB has made veiled threats and intimidation to neutralize the courts, which is interfering with an ongoing legal process seeking a favor for his chum. It is an offense for which he could be arrested and locked up.

  • 0
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    DOG – of the manger,

    The timing was wrong – Giving anything free is Wrong – (As the tax-payer if finally the payee).

    When you give things FREE ( You have no authority to do so), at a time when it would be politically advantageous, you abuse among other things you position.

    Considering the way the Minister uses the free education he got (at the tax payer’s expense), he does not seem to have comprehended the basis of the education he received.

    What a sorry, state-of-affairs.

  • 1
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    What is SBD’s voter base? He lost the election and came to the Parliament through “Pinata Seat”. He is like a monkey sitting on a fence wondering where to jump. President Sirisena will definitely hurt by this monkey.

  • 1
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    This SBD is a crook. Everyone knows that. This chap lost the election also. He took50 million from Dr Nevil Fernando of SITAM to give degree awarding status to this institution when he was the minister. Now he claims that 4 state medical faculties are inferior to SiTAM. He should apologies for this statement. He has no credibility. Even yahapa.. has lost his credibility by allowing these charades to hang around.

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    Just asking!

    How does SB Dissanayake, a proven crook from the time of the Chandrika govt, still able to get a group of so-called journalists to assemble to record his lies? Are our reporters aimless and run helter-skelter, at the beck and call of every single racketeer? Or are the producers and editors of these chaps the ones to be blamed?

    We cannot expect a higher standard from the politicians, if pretty much all of
    Sri Lanka behaves and acts the same way as the crooked politicians. Something for nothing, Me,me and only Me and mine seem to be the governing principles notwithstanding the pontification we see and read about everyday. Accountability is completely lacking and unacceptable to the present social structures in the country.

    The President thinks he is the most honest human being to ever occupy the office. The PM thinks he is most honest to be in his seat and therefore no one should question his motives. The Cabinet thinks they are entitled to everything and anything they can grab, whilst the going is good! Going to hilarious extents of justifying their illegal excesses.

    Every single case of financial fraud has NOT BEEN PROSECUTED TO A FINALITY AS YET, TWO YEARS SINCE THIS GOVT CAME TO POWER. Its a standing joke with the public that the accussed and their govt facilitators are having a gala time laughing all the way to the foreign banks.

    The Solicitor General’s dept. cannot be trusted to draft a simple tax bill that pasts muster with the constitution, that it must be kicked out by the Supreme Court. And, Mr. Prime Minister’s answer to this malaise…this is how it was done previously. Shit! Were you NOT elected to do shit differently?

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