18 July, 2019

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Sirisena Ousts FCID Boss; SDIG Dogged By Corruption Scandal

Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara was suddenly sacked as Head of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today after a cabinet paper was presented at the weekly ministerial meeting by President Maithripala Sirisena recommending that his services be discontinued with immediate effect.

Waidyalankara was granted a service extension of eight months when he reached the age of 60 in May 2018. The extension was due to end on 23rd March 2019. The President’s cabinet paper drew wide support from among the UNP ministers Colombo Telegraph learns.

The Cabinet paper recommended that Waidyalankara’s services be discontinued with effect from 22nd February with nearly a month left of the cop’s extension to go.

DIG Ravi Waidyalankara

The shock sacking comes as allegations continue to swirl about the senior cop’s corruption and attempted sabotage of high profile investigations by the FCID into the dealings of top members of the Rajapaksa regime. The ex-FCID chief has brazenly maintained relationships with the very suspects his Division was supposed to be investigating, including former Secretary to the ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Recently Waidyalankara caused serious concern in law enforcement circles when he was seen to be copying highly sensitive files pertaining to the investigation of the purchase of MiG-27 aircraft for the Sri Lanka Air Force in 2006 – a highly suspect procurement with Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his cousin Udayanga Weeratunga at the very center of the corruption scandal. SDIG Waidyalankara seemed to show special interest in the MiG files at FCID shortly before boarding a flight to Singapore, where he was due to travel for medical treatment. However FCID investigations into the controversial military purchase have revealed that several suspects in the MiG investigation reside in Singapore raising grave suspicion about Waidyalankara’s moves.

Weeks later a similar incident was reported with SDIG Waidyalanka attempting to move files related to the Krrish deal investigation. Namal Rajapaksa, Nalaka Godahewa and others are at the center of the Krrish corruption scandal.

Waidyalankara was also known to be hand in glove with Sri Lankan businessman Rienzie Edwards who has been indicted in the United States for money laundering.

Colombo Telegraph can now reveal that an order by a US judge that local accounts linked to Edwards and his partners in Sri Lanka be frozen was referred to the FCID for action. However the accounts remained active and the funds were dispersed before the US Government could recover what was suspected to be funds defrauded in the US territory and channelled to Sri Lankan banks.

Waidyalankara is under investigation by the Bribery Commission and the Police SIU over corruption allegations. Investigators are looking at several properties Waidyalankara is reported to have purchased using various front-men. The properties include a recently renovated house at Torrington Gardens Colombo 05 considered a prime location in the capital.

Related posts:

Exposé: Sirisena-Wickremesinghe Intervene To Protect Corrupt FCID Chief Cop

How FCID’s Top Cop Prevented Gota’s Arrest In The D.A. Rajapaksa Case

Corrupt FCID Chief Cop DIG Ravi Waidyalankara Sacked

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  • 25
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    What more is needed ?- “When President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and replaced him with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Waidyalankara was one of the first policemen to rush to side with the Rajapaksas. Still dressed in his casual shorts, Waidyalankara cozied up to the new administration that lasted just over 50 days”.

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      Craig

      The sacking of the crooked DIG could be a case of anticipatory damage control for and on behalf of the Ravi Waidyalankara. Now the judiciary need not to take him to task further as justice is seemed to have been done.

      He is not only entitled to his full pension and can still keep all his unearned income.
      Hurah.

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      Dogs eats Dogs in Apeh Aanduwe. It’s getting worse now.
      Before the Dogs ate Cats , now they eat their own kind.
      Hah! Hah!
      Funny old country.

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      Ranil is an idiot, nothing less – taken for a bid ride by MR, MS, and the likes of this crooked DIG

  • 18
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    President Maithripala Sirisena ,

    Why was Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara given an extension as Head of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), when everybody knew how corrupt he was?

    “Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara was suddenly sacked as Head of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today.”

    Anyway, better late than never!

    • 14
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      Amare, Better late than never is not always true. What’s the point in closing the nest after the bird had flown away?

      • 10
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        Thappu,

        I thought it will never happen, especially coming from Sirisena. That is why I said, better late than never. The MIG corruption happened more than 10 years ago. The crooks must have already spent the money. Let us hope that they bought some hotels in Dubai, that can be repossessed. Then another scandal will start.

        Do we have 1/2, 1/4, 1/8. 1/16th or 1/32 nd of a loaf of bread here?

        A land like no other!

        • 2
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          “I thought it will never happen, especially coming from Sirisena”
          It wasn’t his choice. Gamarala is an opportunist. Now that all his plans are shattered in front of his own eyes, this was done out of desperation for survival. Unfortunately for ‘Gamaya’, it’s far too late now and he has no other cards left in the pack.
          “Dammo Haway Rakkhathi Dammachaaree’
          Buddhist View of an Outcast (wasalaya):
          Buddha denounced the caste system. He recognized and encouraged the equality of people “”…” men and women, poor and wealthy. He also recognized the importance of reasonableness. Since each individual has her or his own kamma, it is not possible to have a level field equitable for everyone. Nevertheless, there should be a rational and humane approach to sharing. This includes distribution of wealth among the rich and the poor, raising the status of the women in society, refraining from taking revenge, and incorporation of humanism in government, corporate systems, and all other administrations. His teachings emphasised the following (cf. Wasala sutta). Whoever –
          1.is angry, harbours hatred, and is reluctant to speak well of others (e.g., discredits the good of others for self-gain), is perverted in views, deceitful””‚know him as an outcast.
          2.covets anything, kills a person going along the road, and grabs whatever that person has””‚know him as an outcast.
          3.in this world kills living beings, once born or twice born, in which there is no sympathy for living beings””‚know him as an outcast.
          4.destroys and besieges villages and hamlets and becomes notorious as an oppressor””‚know him as an outcast.
          5.steals what belongs to others, what is not given to him””‚know him as an outcast.
          6.having actually incurred a debt runs away when he is pressed to pay, saying, “I owe no debt to you”””‚know him as an outcast.

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            Continued……..

            7.for his own sake or for the sake of others or for the sake of wealth, utters lies when questioned as a witness””‚know him as an outcast.
            8.by force or with consent misbehaves with the wives/husbands of relatives or friends””‚know him as an outcast.
            9.being wealthy and within his/her means does not support his mother and father who have grown old””‚know him as an outcast.
            10.being wealthy and within his/her means does not support his poor relatives and others who have grown old””‚know him as an outcast.
            11.constantly strikes and annoys by harsh speech””‚know him as an outcast.
            12.when questioned about what is good, says what is detrimental (lies) and talks in an evasive manner””‚know him as an outcast.
            13.having committed an evil deed, wishes that it may not be known to others, and commits evils in secret””‚know him as an outcast.
            14.having gone to another’s house or a place and partaken of food does not honour that host by offering food when he repays a visit””‚know him as an outcast.
            15.deceives by uttering lies, whether he is a Brahman or an ascetic, or any other mendicant””‚know him as an outcast.
            16.gets frequently angry and responds with harsh speech or deliberately misleads others””‚know him as an outcast.
            17.in this world, shrouded in ignorance, speaks harsh words or falsehoods expecting to gain something””‚ know him as an outcast.
            18.debased by his pride, exalts himself and belittles other””‚know him as an outcast.
            19.is given to anger, is miserly, has base desires, and is selfish, deceitful, shameless and fearless, or does evil things””‚know him as an outcast.

            The above-mentioned teachings illustrate how easy it is not to engage or engage in evil doings. One can avoid virtually all evil doings simply by practicing and adhering to the Buddhist Five-Precepts, the simplest form of a Buddhist code of ethics.

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              anonymous,

              Thanks.

              Gamarala Sirisena transformed into Sirisena Angulimala, and now trying to follow Buddha Dhamma because he is cornered?

              Now everybody know Gamarala Sirisena Angilimala.

  • 24
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    This is only an attempt by the President to whitewash himself and to show Rajapaksas who is in charge. There is a deal going on among Maithri, Ranil, Mahinda, Basil and Gotabhaya for their survival in politics. Nothing is genuine now. They are only hoodwinking people.

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      Champa, Is that you,you. How come that you say ” There is a deal going on among Maithri, Ranil, Mahinda, Basil and Gotabhaya for their survival in politics. Nothing is genuine now. They are only hoodwinking people.”

      My my I cannot believe my eyes!

      • 0
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        Why you guys to trust what Champa utters.
        This woman was proxy Rajaakshe at the time, they introduced that fake cabinet for 52 days.
        None of Champas predictions became clear in that context.
        He or she is a just cheap person whose pen is being abused for Rajapakshe Rascals.
        These men or women enjoyed much of the corrupted sums offered or being offered to them. They are the blood suckers of this nation. I have not the least respect to Champa or th elike men or women that yet today support rascals and their come back. If we would find roundup agains tthese men, there weecould enjoy… until then we have to stay hopeless.

  • 11
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    This bastard is what you call in the Hindi language ” Bada Choothiya “.

  • 11
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    Re-re-re-re-read of the news item here indicates Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara was NOT suddenly sacked as Head of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). He has been, sort of, sent on leave, a month prior to renewal of his contact.
    Investigation by the Bribery Commission and the Police SIU over corruption allegations must go ahead.
    .
    Will MS explain his silence on the recent cocaine bust?
    What happened to the hangman?
    Rumour has it that the Elites sans borders are involved. No wonder the cabinet is fully behind MS.
    PS: Is it true that cocaine in the hands of prosecutors ‘evaporate’?

  • 9
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    It is with a sense of total despair that people like me ask “Whom can we trust?”
    .
    One thing that we know clearly is that politicians of all parties have been taking our money out of the Central Bank (or should I say “the National Economy”) and stashing it in all sorts of places, mostly outside the country.
    .
    We’ve seen financial crimes, murders, weapon purchases after peace had been won – all sorts of things – and not one conviction, despite these Yahapalnaya guys promising so much. I can no longer think clearly, despite all the reading that I can do because my pension is just about sufficient to afford a computer and an internet connection, and I know English. What can the average voter do; what will he do?
    .
    Which election, when? I think that I can just about work out that it won’t be the Provincial Council Elections. It will just not happen, although that is what would be “proper”.
    .
    If it is the Presidential Elections, give First Preference to Nagananda Kodituwakku or to the JVP. It is not a wasted vote. You are sending the message that you want an honest person.
    .
    Most of us expect that it’ll be either the UNP guy or the Rajapaksa guy wo will win. Let it not be on the First Count. Mark either 2 or 3 for the guy you dislike less of the two. This is the system:
    .
    http://aceproject.org/ace-en/topics/es/ese/ese01/ese01c
    .
    Study it, please. Explain in Sinhalese or Tamil to young voters who are not yet cynical. Your vote still counts. If the guy you dislike gets 50% – he’d have got there anyway – because the majority of voters do not think before going in to the booth. At least you have had your vote recorded not as spoilt or indifferent. There’s only one risk: that the less odious guy doesn’t come in first or second.
    .

    • 2
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      Mr Sinhala man, unfortunately, we cant trust anyone in today’s context. The Wound is reached incurable status by today.
      :
      I WONDER WHY JVPrs STAY MUM TODAY NOT JOINING HAND TO REVEAL LOT MORE ABOUT DRUG MENACE TODAY ?
      :
      I do believe just making every effort to expose only CORRUPTION and INJUSTICEs in a world almost ” every step taken by politicians are wired” is only a mere fraction of lanken type of politics. If you win an election in SL, you need to have focused on all facets equally.
      Latter is totally different from politics being played in Europe. European politicians could get elected, if you would make effort to bring some reforms for example in disputes in health sector or external affairs.
      Why JVPrs not yet to have won the hearts and minds of the masses is connected with what I just added above. And their matuarity is questionable. In today context, for example, JVP is obviously ignoring the danger before us, if RAJAKASHEs would return to power by force. That can work JVPrs to fall even deeper. If JVPrs are genuine they as a small party should work with TNA, UNP and MC and like minded other parties together.
      :
      Realistically saying, JVP will have no chance to take over untill they realize the fundementals of lanken type of POLITICs. And one of the crucial factorsin lanken politics is CULTURAL forces. Knowing that, NATION’s pingutharaya, Rajapakshe would turn up where BUDDHIST clergy is there. That is just redherring in order to further abuse lanken grass eaters. Winning the hearts and minds by hook or crook is the other crucial factor. Latter too is being done by Rajaakshes, manipulating the very same masses on and on.
      .
      In upcoming elections, we dont have a big choice, but to support NK or any one from CIVIL society.

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      “If it is the Presidential Elections, give First Preference to Nagananda Kodituwakku”
      AGREE……………………guaranteed honesty.

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        anonymous

        ““If it is the Presidential Elections, give First Preference to Nagananda Kodituwakku”
        AGREE……………………guaranteed honesty.”

        So you have finally decided to corrupt the remaining few honest/useful people.

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          Native,
          I’ve known him (Nagi) from my childhood. We lost contact for quite some time(decades) until he was wrongfully accused and indicted by the fraudsters of the’ Sorry Lankan’ government in the 80s? and had to abandon ship due to death threats. He was not an ‘army deserter on medical grounds’ who retuned after his brother became the president.
          I can guarantee that he does not need a penny from the ‘Sorry Lankan’ taxpayers and the public for his services. You got mixed up I assume.

  • 1
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    Irony of all these afterall are their appointments. The buck stops with Rani. Yahapalanaya
    Governor CB – Arjuna mahendran
    Head of FCID – Ravi Waidyalankara

  • 1
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    Now this “POOR FELLOW” – DIG Ravi Vidyalankara , the CHIEF of FCID, selected and appointed by “Ranil & Co. Inc.” ( Incorporated as far back as January, 2015,) is made to “PAY” for all “HUMBUGGERY” played by the “President”(MY3); “CEO” (Ranil) and all other “Members of the Board of Directors” – the CABINET of this newly formed “Corporation”. All those “Responsible” for the “MESS” have been left unharmed. But hopefully the PEOPLE – the “Ordinary Share Holders” at the meeting of 2020 would take necessary step to “KICK OUT” all and appoint a “BRAND NEW” “Board of Directors” and “President” and “CEO”

  • 1
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    Aiyo Pau Ney,
    Poor Bugger interrogated even Mahind’s Mother in Law to find the stolen Cash reported by Dr Rajitha & Son.
    And the dodgy Land deeds,using Operational Guide of Dr Ranil’s F****** CID..

    I don’t think this Dude did the interrogation himself , But imagine the O/T and the Living Away Expenses racked up by the Yahapalana Tax Payers.

    Now Dr Ranil signs off the Sacking Paper to piss him off to retirement.

    I am glad he has made some decent dosh, if those Photos of the Pent House Apartments are genuine.. Because the poor bugger I don’t think was getting any O/T.

  • 1
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    long overdue.Good on sirisena.this fellow was a money launderer,can be seen from the apartments he was purchasing.Sacking is not enough.he should be charged for money laundering too.

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    In what banana republic do detectives and their scribes of a law enforcement arm, accompanied by officers from an equally corrupt Attorney General’s office go to a “suspected” criminal’s residence to enjoy high tea? These are prima facie suspects and not even the exception. All this mockery takes place in the pretext of recording statements on high profile cases. I can understand going to the side of a person’s hospital bed for a similar cause. These are the kind of officers in a jocular system we have today in the country. They take presents with them, the criminals in return pay their bills for their penthouses, they go worship at their feet, salute their former criminal bosses, dine and exchange pleasantries over shots of Whiskeym and the circus goes on. What a PATHETIC state of affairs. Bastards like Waidyalankara will be looking at the four corners of a prison cell in any other ‘civilized’ country.

  • 1
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    another sordid case of locking the stable door after the horse has bolted

  • 1
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    This looks like a decision to let go a useful crook just before his expiry date was up. It is a huge eyewash after the fact. Both Sirisena and RW hate to prosecute anyone for wrong doing therefore they waited and waited and allowed all the investigations to be compromised. There is also a power play between the UNP and Sirisena to curry favor with the Rajapakshes. They both see the Rajapakshes as a formidable force. RW is a timid man rather than take the bull by the horns and tackle it to the ground like his uncle would have done he always bows down to the bull and offers to feed it while pretending to take it to task. It is useless deferring to people like him. The other members of the UNP need to push their prime minister to retire and step aside. Sirisena is the typical village idiot greedy for power and a member of the gang of thieves himself. He managed to fool us all since Sri Lankans love to profess their support for village idiots. It is a syndrom based in part on extreme jealousy of any decent and respectable politician.

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    Freeze his and families bank Acnts and CID should investigste how he purchased all the Prime properties he and his family own.

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    SL has a habit of arresting people at the bottom. If you want to eradicate corruption, take the top out. Then it will trickle downwards and clean out the muck in the country. Rajapaksas are a good start to arrest, that will set a great example. These Rajapaksas are a curse on this country and they need to GO!!!

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    “If it is the Presidential Elections, give First Preference to Nagananda Kodituwakku or to the JVP. It is not a wasted vote. You are sending the message that you want an honest person.- Sinhala – man”

    JVPeee my foot. Accolytes of Rani and the Yahapalana HuEnPee
    They maintain a stony silence on Drug menace, Bond Scam and ect., ect., ect.,

  • 0
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    Here is a high ranking policeman put in charge of prosecuting corrupt politicians himself accused of corruption. It is like the fence grazing the paddy field!

    The curse with Sri Lanka is corruption at all levels from top to bottom. The rulers don’t set an example to others. Within days of assuming office as President, Sirisena appoints his brother Pallewatta Gamaralalage Kumarasinghe Sirisena as SLT Chairman. After criticising Rajapaksa for taking jumbo flights with his family members, relatives and friends, Sirisena does the same thing.

    His sacking of a Prime Minister who had a majority in the parliament and swearing in Rajapaksa his arch foe made him a laughing stock in the eyes of everyone.

    The one term president is desperate now to contest for the post of president for the second time.

    There is a proverb in Tamil. Somebody who is a nobody but gets appointed to high office will ask his aides to hold the umbrella even during the night!

    Sirisena is the architect of his own downfall. He should not blame others for his own unpopularity. Whichever party he choose to contest he will never get elected as President again.

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    When you see someone ‘s face, you will get to know the person is a BASTARD or Not. So this Bugger is haveing a real BASTARD , CROOK Face.

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