16 December, 2017

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State Bank Jobs For Baby Brigade – Election Campaigning To Qualify Others For Permanency

Some 380 Rajapaksa henchmen have been recruited as clerks in the state-owned financial institution – the National Savings Bank last week.

Namal Hambantota

Namal with “We Hambantota baby brigade”

The appointments that had been made on Saturday have raised an outcry due to the non-transparent and irregular manner through which they had been processed. The usual protocols that are followed when recruiting staff into the state sector had been completely overlooked during these appointments, without so much as even a paper advertisement calling for eligible applicants to fill in such a considerable number of vacancies.

Colombo Telegraph learns these recruits have been channelled by the Nil Balakaya (Blue Brigade) also called as “Namal Baby Brigade”– the brainchild of President’s son Namal Rajapaksa, President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s inner circle to which includes Shashindra Rajapaksa and  President’s personal astrologer, Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena.

Close to 80% of the new appointees are females and are residents of Hambantota.

Allegations of accepting heavy bribes from these new recruits have also been surfaced due to the absence of a selection process such as a competitive examination (as recommended by the Premadasa-appointed Youth Commission in their report as a recommendation to prevent another youth revolt in the country). Some of the recruits had paid as high as Rs. 500,000 to their ‘brokers’ in the Rajapaksa inner-circle while the mothers of some of the female recruits had been compelled to offer sexual bribes to several top officials of the Nil Balakaya to include their children in the appointee list.

Presently, the new recruits are said to be undergoing a three-day residential induction program at the Central Bank Training Institute in Rajagiriya.

Presently some 500 agency-hired employees (recruited through manpower agencies) are working in the NSB as clerks, customer relations assistants, data-entry operators etc. Some of them have been employed with the bank for nearly seven years.

Recently, a group of these employees had visited the presidential astrologer who is also working as a Director in NSB, at his office located in the 7th floor, with a request to absorb them into the permanent cadre considering their years of service in the institution. However in response, Sumanadasa had stated they should expect their request to be considered only if they agree to campaign for the UPFA at the upcoming Uva elections.

Disappointed by his response, the group had left frustrated.

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  • 9
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    OMG. Dynamic Banking Strategy to encourage withdrawal of existing Fixed Deposits.

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      “Allegations of accepting heavy bribes from these new recruits have also been surfaced due to the absence of a selection process such as a competitive examination (as recommended by the Premadasa-appointed Youth Commission in their report as a recommendation to prevent another youth revolt in the country). Some of the recruits had paid as high as Rs. 500,000 to their ‘brokers’ in the Rajapaksa inner-circle while the mothers of some of the female recruits had been compelled to offer sexual bribes to several top officials of the Nil Balakaya to include their children in the appointee list.”

      Sinhala “Buddhism” in the Land of Native Veddah from Hambanotata…. Let all the Sinhalese Masses know… Print and distribute in sinhala…

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    It is time the opposition makes a pledge to dismiss these stooges lock stock and barrel immediately upon assuming office. MRs profligacy in appointing stooges to every ministry he oversaw over and beyond any other UPFA or UNP minister is well known. The damage this man did to government departments is legendary and utterly destructive. It is said by those who have witnessed these deeds that no consideration for qualifications whatsoever was paid by MR whereas other ministers both UPFA and UNP would at least stick to some ethical standard when it came to finding their supporters jobs in the government MR proceeded like proverbial monkey with the blade. The practice of reserving all jobs in the state banking sector for nil balakaya stooges has been going on for quite some time.

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    “while the mothers of some of the female recruits had been compelled to offer sexual bribes to several top officials of the Nil Balakaya to include their children in the appointee list.”

    do they also include K A Sumanasekeras wife and jim nuttys wife to get thie offspring a job?,I think Ella Kolla is gay hence no wife for him!

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      Definitely KAS and softy softy’s spouses would have participated in making the recruitment drive successful.

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    MAY BE THEY ALSO LOOKING FOR LOST ACCOUNTS looted BY Jarapassa clan

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    A Bank run by an Astrologer? Only fools will deposit the hard eanrned money in this Corruption Den.
    Bribe and sex for a post of clerk in a rotten bank?
    There will be more racial violence to continue to cover-up all these dirty business of the dirty ruling class!!
    Now do you understand why another ethnic cleansing??????

  • 6
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    Nice to see that Son also following Father’s foot steps. “Aba Sarana” for young Mothers.

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    What are the bank unions doing about this? have they also gone to sleep?

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      Top rank union leaders given chances to include their own children and relatives to this list.

  • 6
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    Ha Ha see Namal Baby with a baba – Like father Like son

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      Absolutely, like father like son, both Badu Kings amongst many things!

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    In the early seventies,soon after the Sirimavo government came to power,Sirimavo allowed the Chit System of appointments to state jobs by Members of Parliament.
    Each government MP was allowed a “quota” for direct recruitment.
    “Job Application Forms” were on sale for Rs.1,000 each.
    Most MPs appointed the thugs who campaigned for them as policemen – this was the beginning of the rot in the police force – they became top policemen by sheer seniority after 20 to 30 years.
    “Bank Clerk” appointments were most sought after,& ‘sold’ for Rs 50,000 each.

    Now, Namal does the same – so what?

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    ‘Europe’s top banks cut 80,000 more staff in post-crisis overhaul.’ (Reuters By Laura Noonan and Joshua Franklin | Reuters – Sun, Apr 13, 2014.)

    Oh boy!
    I thought Silly Lanka is going to be the Information Technology hub of ASIA. I do my banking internationally at home. What are these hollow brained morons doing to the economy. Silly Lanka need to be self sufficient food before everything else. Some one above commented ” like father like son” and I totally agree.

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      Nothing exists as wholes and parts in their natural context.

      Working in Merchant banking is a revolving door after 2007. They will perhaps create atleast 50k jobs in 6 months because of restructuring and labour laws in the nations of EU.

      Top German and Swiss merchant banks have proved that time and again with employees.

      “What are these hollow brained morons doing to the economy. “

      they are just following the world tradition like most politicians creating a white elephant with lobbyist. Blair’s dome at Greenwich was a repeat £1 billion white elephant but now taken over by IT its recouping.

  • 2
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    Rajapaksiation! the state bank.

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    Same thing happened peoples bank own people leasing in year 2010. This has been happening for long time. EVen wimal weerawansa hired his idiots to the Housing authrotiy and SEC. All government institutions are been highly abused , I personally know some of the educated people left the scenorio due to frustration. I am surprised educated idiots like dayan and some other sri lankans are still supporting this crooked regime. WE DONT NEED NIL BALAKAYAS, BODU BALAS, RAVAYAS. WE NEED EQUAL OPPRTUNITY, LAW ENFORCED BY NON CROKKED POLICE. LAW SHOULD BE SAME TO ALL PEOPLE IN SRI LANKA. NON BIASED. NON BIASED JUDCIARY. NIL BALA AKAYA IS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION ACCORDING TO MY BOOKS WHO IS ECNCOURAGING FAMILY NEPOTISM SO THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE MURDER, RAPE, AND DO OTHER ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES TO ROB.

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    This type of recruitments were existed even previously, but not to this extent. At some point this should be stopped to give a fair chance to every one.

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    These guys make me sick…

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    Look where Hambanthota “Gan Kabarayas” village crocodyles have taken Sri Lanka. How come 20 Million people allow just Three Thugs to destroy our country.

    Where is Opposition UNP, JVP, BBS, Trade unions etc, on these issues.

    Very soon the Banking sector will also collapse similar to Sri Lankan Air, CPC and Electricity board.

    It is not a Democratic but a Thugs Government that rules Sri Lanka today.

    Today we have a Buffalo Solja Armed force who do cleaning of Parks and gardens, putting up cut outs, building houses and burned up shops etc,etc.

    Sri Lanka has become Silly billy Lanka.

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    During reign of the UNP, each and every appointment was made through an employment bureau called the ‘Job Banks’. And the area UNP MP or the organiser owned Job Bank. How’s that?

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    mechanics grow leeks !

    if that was a `job bank` then this regime is

    “hambantota cuffed buffalo“

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